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Hollywood Video targets… who? June 30, 2007

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ducks.
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I like Hollywood Video but I’m not sure what they were going for with this flyer.

Who is their target audience, paraffin dippin’ Texans?

Just kidding, Dave, but seriously, isn’t this just a sad attempt at marketing?  I bet even AGJ would be repulsed by this flyer.

Man creates monumental cheese carving June 30, 2007

Posted by daveintexas in News.
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Go see.  A ginormous Wisconsin cheddar replica of Mount Rushmore.

At some point you have to ask, is there anything else Wisconsans do besides cheese?

Elephant Song Discussion Thread June 30, 2007

Posted by BrewFan in Literature.
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This thread will be for discussing the O’Skinbad Book Club’s July selection. I have added a link in the blogroll for your commenting convenience.

What I Did on Summer Vacation June 29, 2007

Posted by Pupster in Heroes, Man Laws, Personal Experiences, Sex, Travel, Women Ranting.
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First Try–July Reading June 29, 2007

Posted by skinbad in Literature, Science.
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Hard-covered books break up friendships. You loan a hard covered book to a friend and when he doesn’t return it you get mad at him. It makes you mean and petty. But twenty-five cent books are different. — John Steinbeck

OK. The suggestions from the nominations thread were fed into the Library of Congress’s Super Duper Biblioputer and this is what came out:


God Bless Immigration June 29, 2007

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes, Politics.
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Here’s another aspect of immigration… Legal Immigration.

Lee Greenwood will headline a Fourth of July ceremony at Disney World in which 1,000 legal immigrants will be sworn in as citizens.

God Bless, The USA.

The press release quoted Greenwood: “I feel honored and privileged to be part of this event because these immigrants obeyed our laws and played by the rules to meet the requirements for citizenship.”

God bless, Lee Greenwood.

And God bless those legal immigrants. They went through the paperwork. They studied hard. Many had to learn a new language. They showed a commitment to a nation that most of us take for granted.

I’ll bet they turn out to be good citizens too.

For those of you wondering “How the heck is Geezer going to turn this into a post about himself?”…
I met Lee Greenwood in 1969 when he was the lead singer for a group called The Mod Squad. They played at the Mint hotel in Las Vegas when I was a Disc Jockey at a local radio station. He and the band came out to the studio and recorded name Jingles for each of the DJ’s. I still have a tape of them singing my name, acapella.
So I got that going for me.
Don Surber – God bless immigration

Immigration Bill Down in Flames — Steve_in_HB’s Cynicism Hardest Hit June 28, 2007

Posted by Sobek in AA - Uncategorized.
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Break out the bubbly.


The Middle Fork Swan Trail June 27, 2007

Posted by Michael in Personal Experiences.
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This is the jeep trail along the Middle Fork of the Swan River, which is to the right of my SUV in most of these pictures. It’s another 100-year-old abandoned mining road, of which Colorado has a zillion.

Here we are ascending through the alpine forest. At the moment, all I can see is sky and treetops. I hate that.



Nominations are open June 27, 2007

Posted by skinbad in Literature.
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Wait until you see the cover of my magazine*!


What do you want to read for July?

Other than the lame algebra idea, I’m pretty much game for whatever. Compos emailed me and said he’d like to re-read that classic: I’m Joe’s Rebellious Colon. And speaking of classics, I’ve failed multiple times at Walden, The Sound and the Fury, and Ulysses. Maybe with the support of fake internet friends, I’d even have luck with those.

*Logo dedicated to Kevlarchick and her fondness for the Big O.

Gas Lines in Tehran Lead to Violence June 27, 2007

Posted by Sobek in AA - Uncategorized.
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“Windows were smashed and stones thrown at the stations, and there was traffic chaos as motorists queued to buy fuel.”Iranians were given only two hours’ notice of the move that limits private drivers to 100 litres of fuel a month. “

Does this mean Ahmadinejad is the Iranian Jimmy Carter?  Because that’s pretty freakin’ awesome. 

More sugary goodness:

“‘Guns, fireworks, tanks, [President] Ahmadinejad should be killed,’ chanted angry youths, throwing stones at police.”


In totally unrelated news, Britain’s new Prime Minister is Mr. Bean:


For the Record June 27, 2007

Posted by Sobek in Music.
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I had absolutely nothing to do with this:

That’ll teach me to search my own name on YouTube, I suppose.

Update: Also not me:


Stream Crossing Today June 26, 2007

Posted by Michael in Personal Experiences.
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This one was not as deep as yesterday, but fun because of the adjacent waterfall. There were also some big rocks in the water to avoid, and a steep rocky bank on the far side, so it wasn’t quite as simple as it looks.

Here’s me driving back to pick up my photographer (Mrs. Michael).  The far bank is rockier than you can see at this distance: