anna

What makes me think I can start clean-slated the hardest to learn was the least complicated

by anna at 08:35 AM on March 30, 2006

I muddle through my life as alienated as William Hurt's faintly bemused turn in the Accidental Tourist. Nobody does faintly bemused better than William Hurt.

There are some bright spots though. Among them is my divorce from money. I no longer deal with cash. All transactions are done with my trusty debit card. And I only deal with stores where I do the card-sliding so no one's grimy fingers touch my card. The only exception used to be fast food joints. But I don't eat there anymore and if I did they'd probably accept debit cards too.

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mg

this is repetitive, but nothing has changed

by mg at 12:02 AM on March 28, 2006

The truth is that between being a parent, a husband, a prole, and an amateur bass fisherman, I don't have much spare time to devote to being a blog superstar myself, much less read any other blogs or blog-like web sites.

And while there isn't much you all can do to help me with the former, you can help me with the latter. (Or the second one. I always get the confused).

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anna

It's one two three strikes and you're out at the old ballgame

by anna at 09:12 AM on March 20, 2006

Here is a relatively tame (work-safe) image of one Adriana Lima. Most of the other images of her aren't so work-safe. I invite you to google her to your heart's content and see just what I mean.

Some might be aware that she once dated Yankee shortstop and major hunk Derek Jeter.

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anna

All of the instruments of faith and sex and god in the belly of a black-winged bird

by anna at 11:03 AM on March 17, 2006

In recent months the following has taken place here: A guy called another guy a clown. A while later the one pumped six slugs into the other's head, laughing, "Who's the clown now?"

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anna

When you ain't got nothin' you got nothin' to lose

by anna at 07:43 AM on March 16, 2006

There's an old song called Desperados Waiting for a Train. There's another called Desperado. Although I assume this is a Spanish derivative of the English "desperate," just as bravura is of "bravery," I really have no conception of what it means. Oh sure I've had my share of scary situations and scrapes with the law. But I've never been a desperado. I've never been Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hole up in that in that shack in Paraguay or wherever, surrounding by the entire national army. They take a quick look at each other, dash out with guns a-blazing and are promptly cut down in a hail of gunfire. No, that has never happened to me.

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adam

Go Russ Go?

by adam at 07:53 AM on March 14, 2006

The good Senator Feingold is at it again, publicly using the word that the Democrats are scared to say but the Republicans loved to toss about during the Clinton administration (hint: sounds like a delicious Georgia stonefruit).

I am not a legal expert. I'm not even a law student (yet). I also don't have all of the facts, and I suspect Mr. Feingold also does not. And there is a good chance that, depending on how recent acts of Congress are interpreted, President Bush did nothing illegal when he authorized spying on American shores without a court order. But if he didn't do anything wrong, then he has nothing to be afraid of, right? If he's innocent then he should be happy to bring his case, with actual evidence this time Mr. President, to the American people so he can put this issue to rest and get on with his brush-clearing in Crawford or whatever it is that he does while his advisors decide what his policies are.

There are two things that make me think that he's not so innocent. The first is that whenever people ask him about the program, he talks about the results (which he also won't specify) instead of the actual legal footing that allows him to have such a program to begin with. Results are irrelevant - that's simply not how our laws work. Extenuating circumstances make the punishment less severe, they don't make the guilt go away. I also heard Mr. Cheney say earlier that Bush "clearly has the power" to make such authorizations. This isn't the first time I've heard this language from the Vice President. When someone uses the word 'clearly' instead of telling us WHY he thinks his point should be clear, it's usually because he has no actual evidence.

You want me to believe you? Give me something that actually has an judgeable truth value.

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anna

Bobby got leukemia, 14 years old, looked like 65 when he died

by anna at 09:48 AM on March 11, 2006

In the 9th grade I had a girlfriend, to the extent you can have one when you don't drive. Mostly we'd just sneaak off and roll around in the autumn leaves. There was lots of chest-heaving ministrations but no finale. Overall a rather frustrating experience for all.

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anna

I'll fuck you and your minions too

by anna at 06:25 PM on March 08, 2006

You might have head about this case that arose last month. Seemed pretty clear cut. A 19 year old Norwegian Disney employee is strolling down the street at 4Am, high as a kite. 4 French Disney employees grab her and drag her back to their apartment and take turns raping her.

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mg

do'h

by mg at 09:13 AM on March 07, 2006

A new survey reveals that Americans know more about the Simpsons than they do about the First Amendment. (link)

Only 1 in 1000 of those surveyed were able to name all five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, while 1 in 5 could name all five members of the Simpsons family. Only 1 in 4 could name more than two of the five freedoms, yet more than 1 in 2 could name at least two members of the Simpsons family.

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anna

Alone again, naturally

by anna at 07:15 PM on March 03, 2006

This is in followup to prior post. The fact that all my friends are deceased isn't the only reason I'm such a lonesome hermit loser. The other reason is that due to the eventful nature of my youth, including a seven night string of boozy one night stands and a mescaline party that left a bar awash in the puke of hundreds, I kind of feel like it's all been done. To do anything more would be like watching a Seinfeld rerun, fun but but ultimately a boring waste of time and space.

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anna

Good times and riches and son-of-abitches I've seen more than I can recall

by anna at 06:56 PM on March 02, 2006

One of my earliest memories (revived by NCO's recent comment) is of mudball fights. We'd make them like meatballs, dry them in the sun and then face off and heave these rock-like objects at each other at point blank range. I got hit hard many times. Another is spinning around a pole until I was so dizzy I fell down and split my head wide open. I was six.

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chris

call me SCUM

by chris at 02:49 AM on March 02, 2006

60 minutes blew it for the second week in a row. In back to back shows they had segments on stem cell research. You'd almost think they had an agenda, pointing out that stem cell research does not move forward because of conservatives like George Bush. However, in each episode they failed at opportunities to drive home key points that the American public needs to be aware of.

The first is that they didn't make a distinction between blastocysts and embryos. They didn't use the word blastocyst at all. They kept saying that embryos need to be destroyed in order to get stem cells, but in actuality, blastocysts are used for obtaining stem cells. One reason the distinction matters is because people can attach meaning to the term embryo, because it cannotes structure and form, progress in development that people can identify with. A blasocyst on the other hand is only a ball of a fewer than 150 cells with no discernable structure to an untrained eye. Some would argue that life begins at conception so it doesn't matter if it's a zygote, a blastocyst, or an embryo, all stages are sacred. But those people should also have to explain why it is then, that 2/3 of conceptions flow through the womb never to implant or develop into anything. Nature seems to insist that two thirds of humanity is disposable.

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mg

i know a girl who thinks of ghosts, she'll make ya breakfast, she'll make ya toast

by mg at 09:49 PM on March 01, 2006

I am head over heals in love with a pair of 15-year-old girls from the Netherlands.

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