mg

apologies

by mg at 11:51 PM on October 23, 2006

The site is getting crushed under the weight of comment-spam. Hundreds and hundreds a day. All the time I have to devote to the site is devoted to deleting comment spam. And it is annoying as hell.

What is the worst thing about it is that I may have accidentally deleted some non-spam comments. I know for sure about one from Lock, and one from LTL. Unfortunately, these are non-recoverable.

Going to try a couple things, but it may come down to turning comments off for a bit to try to make this work again without the headaches.

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anna

Boys just wanna have fun

by anna at 03:09 PM on October 22, 2006

Me and my buddies have a new hobby. All ow me to explain.

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anna

Where in the heck is Mullah Omar

by anna at 12:15 PM on October 22, 2006

Part of the problem with hunting down the reclusive Taliban leader is that in keeping with strict Islamic edicts, he has allowed no pix o' himself to be snapped. Similarly, the Prophet Mohammed never sat for portraits. So, unlike Moses and Jesus and the Buddha, we have little idea what the Guy looks like.

As the story goes, Omar could stroll the dusty streets of Kandahar without having to worry about being recognized or apprehended. In this digital age, he is analog. So how then do we explain this?

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anna

Russian roulette is a fun game (for the winners)

by anna at 08:36 AM on October 21, 2006

A news story wafted by the other day, as largely unnoticed as a fart at a chili cook-off. I'll confess I was blissfully unaware of its ongoing existence. Seems Enron chief and potato chip magnate Kenneth "I'm a Good" Lay has been cleared of any wrongdoing. This might be a bit surprising to thousands of Enron employees gypped out of their life savings, their jobs and their dignity.

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anna

Fame is fleeting

by anna at 10:34 AM on October 15, 2006

From what I've been able to glean from the only store in my barrio that still features English-language tabloids (we also get automated messages from my son's school in Spanish) they've narrowed their intense focus down to perhaps half a dozen go-to celebrities.

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anna

Feeling pretty psyched

by anna at 07:42 AM on October 13, 2006

Consider how much time Man spends combating the natural order of things. Basically it is all our waking moments. We wake up, but don't feel fully awake immediately. Hence coffee. Lest bacteria cause us to smell offensive, we shower and apply deodorant. Specific areas of our bodies must be shaved. Since the natural state of being is ignorance of anything other than our own direct experiences we have newspapers delivered to our driveways and turn on Today.

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anna

You're much too young girl

by anna at 08:33 AM on October 07, 2006

It is time for some frank, dispassionate discussion about the touchy subject of having sex with teenagers. Not children, mind you, as that is just plain sick and it could take months before outright pedophilia gains widespread acceptance as just another alternate lifestyle.

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mg

three million one hundred fifty three thousand six hundred minutes

by mg at 11:31 PM on October 03, 2006

Holy crap. I can't believe this whole day almost went by without me even noting how important today is.

Believe it or not, today my first screenplay Batteries Still Not Included. No, wait, I made that all up. The real reason today is important because today is the six year anniversary of Bad Samaritan.

It almost passed completely without notice until I noticed all the counting titles looking at the "On This Day" feature. It says something about how much attention I've given the site recently that I didn't even realize it was coming up. Or maybe it's just the fact I can't possibly believe its Roc-tober already.

In past years on the site's anniversary I've done recaps of open questions and unfinished stories. I would have had to contribute more than two posts a month over the past year (my actual average) to make doing something like that worthwhile. In the most productive years of the site, I might have done 24 posts in a month, much less an entire year. This dearth of posting could be attributed to a couple things:

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mg

we are family, get up everybody and sing

by mg at 08:53 AM on October 03, 2006

A study was recently conducted to gauge modern family values. It's good to see that scientists and other really smart people are working on the big problems of the day, because doing things like curing AIDS, ending poverty and achieving world peace are all much closer to being solved after they've called a bunch of people up and asked them whether they enjoy staying home on a Friday night to play Jenga with their 6 year olds.

Actually, it's a little known fact that the only reason the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina is because 4 out of 5 dentists couldn't be reached to give their opinion of new Scope Cool Mint.

So, this really important survey found that 9 out of 10 people enjoy spending time with their family. I don't know what 9 out of 10 people saying that they enjoy spending time with their family says about family values. I do, however, know what it says about morality - that only 1 in 10 people can tell the truth.

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anna

Haven't you people ever heard of closing the goddamn door?

by anna at 09:17 AM on October 01, 2006

No this won't be about my propensity for walking in on couple in flagrante dellecto. Though that has happened more times than I care to recall. With my parents (the ultimate trauma, especially if they are not doing the normal thing) my sisters (ugh) friends and lovers (Evil Todd strikes again.)

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