March 25th, 2005


Is This A New Dark Age?

Go read this. Then come back and comment; tell me your take on this.
"Because something in you knows. Something in you senses there is more at play right now in the world than mere depressing coincidence, that all the war and disease and brutality has more surrounding it than mere chance or fluke. Do you think? Do you feel it?

Proof? All you have to do is spend five minutes with any true healer or energy worker or divinely connected spiritual teacher in the world right now and they all say the same thing: This is not a good time. This is not the lightest, not the brightest, not the best period to be a human being. In fact, it's one of the darkest. Fiercest. Meanest.

It is, in other words, a low period in human, and especially American, history. And it's only getting lower."
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Friday Ten

From ( fridayfiver):

1. What kind of toothpaste do you use? Um, I don't know. I just pick a brand every time.

2. Do you take vitamins? Nah. I used to take a slew of them every day, but then I developed real expenses and had to stop.

3. Which over-the-counter drug can't you live without? OTC? Advil, I suppose, though I almost never use it. I just really never use any other.

4. What kind of soap do you have in your shower? I live with two kids and two women. There are about four hundred kinds of soap in and around my shower. Soap for feet, soap for faces, soap for pits, soap for privates, special belly button lint soap, hair soap, fingernail soap, and probably eyeball soap if I looked hard enough. If I can actually manage to find my Softsoap body wash and use shampoo on my hair instead of roof tar or oatmeal, it's a good day.

5. What is the most unusual item in your medicine cabinet? Roof tar. Um, no. Technically in my medicine cabinet there's nothing strange. Vitamin E oil, maybe? However, we do have an enormous cabinet with shelves in it in the bathroom that contains enough "bathroom stuff" to supply a small village for a month, and I have NO IDEA what might lurk in there. Any time I see a product that begins to confuse me, I immediately dismiss it as a "girly thing" and eject it from my mind before it causes me a Lewis-Black-IHOP-if-it-weren't-for-my-horse aneurysm. So I don't know or remember what kind of stuff is in there.

I can tell you that my general practice is never to reach my hand further into that cabinet than the light can reach.

From ( thefridayfive):

1. What is your favorite movie of all time? Oooo, that's a toughie. Shawshank Redemption is always the first one that jumps to mind, but it's become such a stock response that I second-guess myself, wondering if there's a better one in there somewhere that I'm not thinking of. Office Space is good. Money Talks is GREAT. I like Tombstone. Contact. Close Encounters.

2. How often do you watch this movie? Aw, dammit. I should read ahead before answering questions. Actually, I almost never watch the movies I have on VHS or DVD. If there's nothing on the cable, I find something else to do.

3. What's your favorite line out of the whole movie? See, I still didn't follow my own advice. I do that a lot. You're really going to make me pick one, aren't you? Um, okay. We'll go with Money Talks, because it has the most fun favorite line to quote. Chris Tucker as Franklin (click to listen, you gotta hear it to appreciate it): "I will slap you man. I will slap the hell out of you. You don't play with me. You don't know who the hell you messin with. I don't even know when I'm gonna slap somebody. My reflexes just slap people. I be like damn why did I do that. I don't know when I be slappin' people. I don't know when I'm gonna slap somebody. You keep messin with me... I'm dangerous. I'm scared of myself. They call me snap and pop 'cause I snap and I will POP your ass in the mouth. Don't mess with me man. You better watch your back. You better watch your goddamn back. Even in the shower, even at picnics. You better watch your goddamn back. Make a right."

4. Who's your favorite character from this movie? Franklin!

5. What scene do you love the most? That one! Damn. What a convoluted bunch of questions. Or maybe it's the answers.
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Matt doesn't like Fridays. I do. We have this discussion at least twice a month.

Matt: On Good Friday, Apr. 14, 1865, Laura Keene performed in "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington.
Matt: They had a VIP at that show.
Matt: And some Friday-loving jackass by the name of John Wilkes Booth.
busychild424: one of the biggest and most influential religions in the history of ever
busychild424: calls today
busychild424: GOOD FRIDAY
busychild424: so suck on that
Matt: A group of people responsible for the Spanish Inquisition, among other atrocities, call it GOOD and you buy into that?
Matt: "Oh, look! It's GOOD FRIDAY. Let's go torture a bunch of people who question our authority to celebrate."
busychild424: see. all in good fun.
busychild424: it's very Fight For Your Right To Party, and EVERYONE loves that song.
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I am a banana!

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I'm stealing this and quoting directly from worldcomrade. LISTEN TO IT! THIS IS GREAT!

Subject: An email from a co-worker

On a recent Spurs trip, we were asking one of our sponsors who works at Jack in the Box some funny stories or experiences with the company.
The funniest story he had was when an operations manager was late for a meeting and called his boss to tell him he was running late. As he was leaving the voice mail message, he witnessed an accident and went on to provide "play by play" of the incident.
After telling us the story, he promised to send us a copy of the voice mail and here it is. This is the actual voice mail message. It was passed along and forwarded so many times within Jack in the Box, it crashed their voice mail server.

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