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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Holy Loaded Die!

The new Munchkin game, Super Munchkin, has shipped from the printers. UPS says it should be here tomorrow - just in time for a weekend game.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

One to beam up.

Seems like a good day to watch both "From the Earth to the Moon" and Trek reruns. A toast to the men in space, real and fictional.

Monday, July 04, 2005

al-Qa'eda being fought by Iraqi insurgents

From Ranting Profs we get this rather interesting link: the Iraqi insurgents have had enough of Zarqawi and are starting to fight back:

Fighting, which could be clearly heard at night over the weekend, first broke out in May when as many as 50 mortar rounds were fired across the city. But, to the surprise of the American garrison, this time it was not the target.
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The trigger was the assassination of a tribal sheikh, from the Sulaiman tribe, ordered by Zarqawi for inviting senior US marines for lunch. American troops gained an insight into the measures the jihadists had imposed during recent house-to-house searches in nearby towns and villages.
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Following al-Qa'eda's seizure of the main buildings a number of residents fled. Arkan Salim, 56, who left with his wife and four children, said: "We thought they were patriotic. Now we discovered that they are sick and crazy.

"They interfered in everything, even how we raise our children. They turned the city into hell, and we cannot live in it anymore."

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Template Issues

Well, apparently Blogger has broken the Bluebird template we're based on. Supposedly they are working on a fix, which means scrolling in the meantime (or using RSS).

Update: Well, until this is fixed, I'll make this a bit more readable for a while.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Hope for Property Owners

Well, maybe some good is coming out of the ludicrous Kelo decision. From the Dallas Morning News:

Republican lawmakers in the Texas House and Senate introduced companion versions of a constitutional amendment that would prohibit eminent domain seizures purely for economic development.
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Larry Morandi, a land use expert at the National Conference of State Legislatures, said he has received queries from legislative staffers in four states other than Texas looking to restrict use of eminent domain: Idaho, Oklahoma, New Jersey and Virginia. On Monday, Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt announced the creation of a special task force to study eminent domain laws.


The press release about the legislation is here.

I've seen several references across the blogosphere (here for example) to the proposed "Lost Liberty Hotel" - complete with the "Just Desserts Cafe" - on Justice Souter's property. I can't think of a more appropriate response. Hopefully, they'll vote to kick him out before New Hampshire does anything about it.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Paul Winchell: TTFN

Paul Wincell, the voice of Tigger, died Friday morning. He voiced several characters that children of all ages will likely remember:

But he was perhaps best known for his work as the voice of the lovable tiger in animated versions of A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" - with his trademark "T-I-double grrrr-R."
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Winchell voiced memorable characters in numerous animated features over the years for Disney and Hanna Barbera. He was Gargamel in "The Smurfs," and Boomer in "The Fox and the Hound."


Rest in Peace Mr. Wincell, and ta-ta for now.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Which Superhero Am I?

I never really thought I was the type to spread fear in the hearts of evil. I was expecting a boy scout type like Captain America or Superman. However:

Batman
Congratulations! You scored a super 70%!
Cool, calm and powerful. Whilst your actual super abilities may not be anything too dazzling, you have earnt the respect of both friends and enemies in response to your amazing fighting skills, strategic combat and experience.

Luckily you have access to the greens which can fund all your majorly cool gadgets, vehicles and weapons! Also, you're reluctant but still accepting to the idea of having a teammate/side-kick, which just makes everything a whole lotta fun, doesn't it now!

On the down side, you've probably suffered some sort of trauma at a young age (that's why we don't talk to the old man near the swings, kids).
Similar to the Wolverine, your past is a base for your current motivation, undertaking some kind of personal vow in search of justice.

All in all though, you're one tough nut. There's not a lot of people who have the minerals to go up against you, and you're experienced enough not to get cocky and let the little things like never finding happiness get you down!



My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 74% on Heropoints
Link: The Which SUPER HERO are you Test written by crayzee69 on Ok Cupid