anna

You'l love it, it's a way of life

by anna at 08:28 PM on August 31, 2005

My wife and I both love love House. It's one of the few shows we can agree upon. Fortunately we have multiple TVs so it's not a big issue. We await the season debut. House deals with a cantankerous, surly, uncompassionate doctor who pops pain pills like a drunk does breath mints in preparation for a meeting with his parole officer. He heads a team of young turks who specialize in diagnosing bizarre medical maladies. He doesn't suffer fools gladly. He's always locking horns with hospital management.

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chuck woolery

September May romances or was that September March?

by chuck woolery at 05:59 PM on August 30, 2005

As I was killing a little time after doing some legal research today, clearing my head as it were, I happened to browse through news.google.com to see what news was around for the states. I can across this.

Now I've dealt with similar cases in my career, but the age range in that particular case is a little extreme. 13 and 16, wrong but more understandable, but starting to date when she's 12 and he's 20? a little much...

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leaffin

When it rains it pours

by leaffin at 08:56 AM on August 30, 2005

On Sunday, I was enjoying the fabulous weather at a neighborhood music festival with a friend and the local hippies, families and teens. It was actually her neighborhood, so I'd driven over there. We met up with some friends, played cards while listening to music, then went to her apartment to test one of her crockpot experiments. (Geez, I feel so domestic at times.)

Afterwards, I walked over to my car and discovered that lo and behold, it was no longer where I'd parked it.

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anna

I'm so bored, you're to blame

by anna at 09:47 AM on August 27, 2005

Dating back to Henny Youngman's classic one-liner "Take my wife....please!" old school comics have delighted in disparaging their better halves. Just the other day I heard one on the radio. He said: I spend a lot of time on the road, so I need porn. My wife was unpacking my bags and found a tape. It was called The French Maid. She asked me if I wanted her to dress up like a French maid. I said no, you'd ruin the tape.

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ezy

I was gone but hopefully not forgotten

by ezy at 09:56 AM on August 24, 2005

Hey all. What’s up in Bad Samland? Sorry I have been absent. I have had quite a few things going on and life has been hectic. I can’t say much but I will be visiting one of Mr. Bush’s fledgling democracy projects and have been working like crazy for the past few months. I won’t be going in a military role, been there done that, but will be armed when we have to leave base for our “safe house” they lodge civilian contractors in. Call me crazy but safe to me would be within the confines of the military base but I guess I don’t speak their language at all. Safe, to them, means dropping us off at a house off base. One plus one doesn’t equal two here but what do I know. Well, we’ll have weapons so I don’t feel quite as nervous about it but it’ll still be dangerous. One thing I can assure you guys is that you will not see me alive, in an orange jump suit, on the internet. Screw that. The way I see it, if anything happens, we’re going to have one chance to make a stand and that’s what I intend to do. My buddy, I spent time at Ft. Bragg with, is going with me so I’ll have someone who understands being deployed to a hostile environment to watch my back. Wheeee, fun times for all.

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mg

people on their way to work say baby what did you expect, gonna burst into flame

by mg at 05:17 PM on August 23, 2005

For the last couple days my ears have been really burning.

There is an old wives’ tale that says if your ears are burning, then someone must be talking about you. There is also an old wife’s tale about how her husband left her for some hot 20 year-old tail.

But old wives' tales, like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Dick Cheney, astronomy, and the “healing” effects of penicillin, are just something I don’t buy into.

Because if the choice is whether my ears are burning because someone has been talking about me, or my ears are burning because it’s August, I just got back vacation, and I kept forgetting to put sunscreen on my ears, well the decision is an easy one.

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chuck woolery

Reading, writing, what good is it? and what to Read anyway?

by chuck woolery at 01:06 PM on August 23, 2005

A rare (for me, as opposed to Anna) 2 post day…

In my job I read constantly. Read police reports, read decisions, read legal articles and publications, read letters from lawyers etc… I also read a fair amount of letters sent to my office by members of the public, some of which contain a fair amount of unintentional humour… I’ll get to that in a moment…

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chuck woolery

I've been on a summer holiday, or something

by chuck woolery at 12:12 PM on August 23, 2005

To keep Anna from Jonesing the entire site, and to put up another face to contrast with the fine visage of Leafin, I am attempting to break out of my summer doldrums and get inspired.

My Job is in the process of breaking out of the summer mold. Getting ramped up for the fall season and all that. The Court system up her winds down in the summer to a degree. The superior court takes its summer recess over the months of July and August, and most of the Justices are off Golfing or whatever you do when you make the kind of money they make. Those of us in the trenches fill the time in with trials in the lower court, filling in for people on holidays and try to get a week or two off ourselves. This all changes come the end of summer...

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anna

It's so nice to be with you

by anna at 08:51 AM on August 23, 2005

You probably aren't a jonesing Bad Sam junkie like me. When comments and posts run dry, you don't turn in desperation to the Recent Comments. You don't find that most of the ones attached to your long-forgotten posts are just come-ons for casinos or something or other.

But MG, damn him, is still attracting lively comment strings on bad advice posts he typed in 2001! Witness:

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anna

she'll have fun, fun, fun till her daddy takes the t-bird away

by anna at 07:07 PM on August 22, 2005

Looking to chase those summer doldrums away? Wanna have a little fun at the expense of others? Of course you do! So do like what I've been doing to amuse myself lately.

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leaffin

The snorkel test

by leaffin at 01:26 PM on August 19, 2005

Starting around October last year, I had an itch to go to the Bay Islands in Honduras and learn how to scuba dive. I finally got around to going there this last May. I was going to be there for a week tops, but I stayed for seven. Eventually, I got roped into getting my divemaster certification, which is professional scuba diver status just below assistant instructor. It took me about 4 weeks finish the class, and that was pretty fast. It involved making about 2 dives a day, passing various written and practical tests, and mapping a dive site. It was all pretty fun. It was like being in class for something you love, like playing video games or cooking.

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anna

I write the songs...that suck

by anna at 07:09 PM on August 16, 2005

It's a tad sad to see this once-mighty site seemingly withering on the vine for lack of posts and comments. I'll try to enliven things a bit with a discussion of something near and dear to so many hearts, something radio stations insist that "it's" all about----The Muuuuuu-sic!

Specifically I'd like to nominate a few songs for the title of Absolute Worst and Yet Inexplicably Popular in Terms of Airplay.

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anna

It's a beautiful day

by anna at 06:29 PM on August 10, 2005

I've posted before about how I hate adages. In particular I hate ones that are just comforting myths begging to be debunked. A prime example is "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder." It is not. And any smoking hot chick could attest to this. She knows from all the ogling, leering and propositioning she's subjected to daily. Likewise a homely chick to whom no one every gives the time of day knows there is such a thing as objective beauty. It just isn't her.

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anna

Should I fly to Los Angeles, find my asshole brother?

by anna at 08:43 AM on August 06, 2005

Every so often I attempt a monumental undertaking: writing a book. To paraphrase Jaded Jew, this is so foolish, on so many levels, that I don't even know where to begin. First of all, it is a colossal waste of time. First-time authors can never enjoy the services of a reputable agent let alone get published. You have to work your way up, doing magazine articles and such. Trying to write a book without being published before is like a U-6 soccer player trying out for Manchester United. Just ain't going to happen.

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anna

Get dressed, get blessed try to be a success

by anna at 07:50 PM on August 02, 2005

Colonics are a way trendy thing among new age types. You go in there, lay down and they rig up this hose that pumps fluid into your anus in copious quantities. It has to be cuz your digestive tract is miles long. The fluid permeates every nook and cranny of your innards. Somehow they get it to come back out. And that is when the fun begins. The tube is clear so you can watch your entire culinary history float by on its way to the most revolting vat this side of an outhouse. Some surprising things have turned up: Matchbox cars, fake fingernails, undigested gristle, wads of chewing gum, Popsicle sticks, gnawed off penises and mutant watermelon vines that took root in the sludge. It's supposed to have a cleansing effect.

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adam

Ba-ba-ba-Bolton!

by adam at 03:51 AM on August 02, 2005

George Bush announced that he's appointing John Bolton to be the US ambassador to the UN yesterday, despite the fact that his confirmation was basically declared a dead issue in Congress. As usual, the President couched his announcement in terms that strongly imply that anyone opposing him is being unreasonable. Consider his speech announcing his nomination of Judge Roberts to the Supreme Court, when he repeatedly said, "When the president appoints a Supreme Court justice...". He expects a rubber stamp on every one of his decisions, and when anyone opposes him he either ignores them or labels the person obstructionist.

This is par for the course in politics, of course. But I also recall that the President, before his first election, couldn't recall a single instance when he'd made a bad decision. I'm not inclined towards conspiracy theory, and I don't usually attribute entirely good OR evil intentions to anyone, but I have to wonder: does this guy really think that he's infallable? The reason Bolton didn't get the nod is because he is a completely inappropriate candidate, not because the Democrats were being bitchy about it. By appointing this guy during recess anyway, what Bush is really saying is, "I'm never wrong, and even when you think that you've beaten me I will still do whatever I want." This attitude is simple arrogance when normal people try it, but when the Prez acts this way it's ... well, REALLY arrogant.

The more I watch him the more I am convinced that Bush isn't simply not intelligent enough for his job, but that he is actively destructive and deeply immoral. He talks a lot about Jesus, but he doesn't seem particularly interested in what Jesus actually had to say.

I thus grow increasingly frustrated by the Democrats and their so-called opposition. The Democrats should be hounding this man out of the White House and back to his massive estates in Texas to live out the rest of his life in shame, but instead they continue to wring their hands and seem ready to shrug Roberts into a seat on the Supreme Court in September. Guys, if you fight then you might still lose, but at least you'll have gone down fighting. If you don't fight, though, you definitely won't prevail. Do we really need a "Braveheat"-type speech here? Am I the only one who thinks this is pathetic?

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