Does this mean we have to start liking them now?



Link discovered on /.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Saturday, June 29, 2002
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Good news for Enron, WorldCom, and any other corporation who stands accused of cooking the books.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Saturday, June 29, 2002
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I want one of these universal remote control watches in the worst way.


I giggle gleefully each time I imagine what havoc I could cause with one....

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, June 28, 2002
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I knew living near the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall might mean I would be close to some international incident, but I never thought it would be centered around a local dining establishment.

Guess I should make a it point to finally eat there before the UN comes and shuts it down.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Thursday, June 27, 2002
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The difference between the theory of separation of church and state, and the actual practice in this country has always been a bit of a sticky issue for me. More than once I've heard the argument that certain practices are 'traditional" and therefore are not unconstitutional.


This hairy issue is currently being played out in the California and other western states, where the Pledge of Allegiance has been found unconstitutional by an appeals court.

I am curious to see where this leads...

Posted by Sarcasmo on Wednesday, June 26, 2002
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In grade school, our computer classes were comprised of typing tests, and playing Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?.



Years later, I am a killer fast typist who does NOT rest her fingers on the home keys, and an absolute idiot when it comes to geography. Therefore, I found it a great triumph when, on my 29th birthday I finally managed to get all the way across the Oregon Trail (with almost my whole party intact. Lost two on the last leg down the river, but no one died of dysentary). I did this thank to this keen website, which includes Apple IIe emulators, and more game image files (which the emulator uses to let you play the game) than you can shake a stick at.


Mind you, it's been a bit sticky explaining to folks how I can love both Everquest and Lemonade Stand. Also, I am certain I used to be better at Montezuma's Revenge...

Be prepared to spend some time here reminicing.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Tuesday, June 25, 2002
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Found this gem on Boing Boing and just hand to pass it along...


How close are we to the end of the world? Just check the The Rapture Index. This "Dow Jones Industrial Average of end time activity" is a great alternative for all you Doomsday Clock watchers out there.

When I last checked, the Index was at 165, which may mean the End is Nigh.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, June 24, 2002
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Blech. Why does summer weather have to be so bloody hot?

Soon to come, an article on how to NOT shop at bookstores (from my personal experience as a bookseller). But, as Ms. Ella sings "It's too darn hot!"

Keep an eye on the commercial page. I'll be updating that soon as well.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, June 24, 2002
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Why did I start blogging? It's all my husband's fault, really. He gave me the server space and suggested I get to it. He said it was because I was funny, and that I should share my wit in the world.



In reality, it's because he would rather deflect the kind of mind-numbing questions I tend to ask out of nowhere, especially at 3 in the morning just on the cusp of sleep. Such as last nights conversation:



Me (in a sleepy, dreamlike tone): Hey, honey?

Hubby (also sleepily): Hmmm?


Me: Was Jesus a zombie?


Hubby sits up, wide awake: "WHAT?"


Mind you, although neither Hubby or I are what one might call "religious" (or, for that matter, "Christian"), I meant no disrespect with this question. I'm not sure where the thought came from, but in my dozing state, I began to wonder what happened to Jesus's body after the ascension? It's more of a logistical question than a spiritual one. But one I am curious about none the less.


Gospel suggests that Jesus vanished into the clouds while his disciples watched. But if heaven is a spiritual state, what did good would his body do him there? Could it even exist, being so fragile and temporary? And if so, does he continue to have his physical form, even today? Further, if he does maintain his corporeal status, does he continue to age? After all, when Mary saw him in the garden after the ressurection she did not recognize him because he had changed. Did some sort of decomposition take place during three day period that would so alter him that she would not know him to see him, when she was desperately seeking him out?


And if he didn't take his body with him, where did it go? Did it simply dissipate? One would assume that if he left behind his body when his spirit rose, the disciples would have buried it, and marked the grave rather prominently. Promote tourism, that sort of thing. But no, they wept and went on their way.



Of course, there are those that suggest Jesus escaped persecution all together, and lived a long life and eventually died in Kashmir.


If any religious scholars have any suggestions or enlightening comments, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I may post the most informative (or most insulting) of them here.


And for those of you who are troubled by this, blame my husband. He's the one who suggested I take it to the masses.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, June 21, 2002
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Ah, blogging. It's silly really. Nothing more than some mental masturbation. Believe me, I know this. I understand it. I respect it. Why should anyone besides me care about my opinions. Unless they are a politician or a marketing researcher, they shouldn't. So why do it?

Cause masturbation feels good.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, June 21, 2002
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Button Men Web Game, by Dana Huyler
Let's fight. Challenge me. User name is Carmie.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, June 21, 2002
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When watching the news, there are books I think everyone should read. Right away. As soon as possible. Really. An incomplete list follows:

By George Orwell
1984
Animal Farm
By Ray Bradbury
The Veldt
Farenheit 451
By Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, June 21, 2002
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Favorite quote recently heard on a Star Trek episode: The Omega Glory:

McCoy: "Spock, I found that evil usually triumphs. Unless good is very, very careful.'

Words to live by. And especially good news for the evil.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, June 21, 2002
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