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Category: privacy

01/30/08 04:01 - 19ºF - ID#43096

Oh, the irony

Ok, so apparently (e:strip) is in bed with Google or something.

The indexing of this site by Google is crazy. Caa-raaaa-zy. Does the bot even ever leave?

(e:Paul)'s NFTA post is already at the almost very top of the results when you search for "nfta bus schedule" -- and that was just 11 hours ago.

Last week I Googled a quote from (e:Drew)'s journal and got his post right back at me in my results -- only 2 hours after he posted it!

Maybe I'm paranoid, and yeah I know I'm blatantly putting stuff up on the Internet, but such high visibility is intimidating to say the least. Just saying.

But then again, intimidating... but also EXCITING!
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Category: weather

01/30/08 07:57 - 21ºF - ID#43091 pmobl

Wind

Is your bed supposed to shake when a 50-60 mph wind hits your house?

No, that's not euphemism for something else!
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Category: sports

01/29/08 01:44 - 45ºF - ID#43081

Coaching meltdowns

One of the pros of employing people that are willing to work 16-20 hour days for months on end is that you get to watch them melt down in glorious fashion.

Jim Mora, after his last game as the Saints' head coach:


Mora again, this time towards the end of his reign as the Colts' head coach:


Denny Green, from last year -- an instant classic:


Hey Herm, why are games played?


For the tl;dr crowd, here's a quick mashup, with some bonus Callahan and Ditka footage:


...

BONUS Hal MacRae BASEBALL RANT!

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Category: weight loss

01/29/08 08:32 - 43ºF - ID#43075

Weekly surprise

Today's status:

173

Back on track!

I'll tell you what though, based on my eating habits this past week, I really thought I was going to end up in a different direction. But once again it appears I overexaggerated my dietary transgressions in my head. Nice!
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Category: life

01/28/08 08:59 - 32ºF - ID#43068

Encouraging words

Remember several posts back ((e:mrdeadlier,42948)) when I mentioned my friends' baby that was born with Trisomy 18?

Well, for those that are interested, they've set up a blog chronicling his life day-by-day.

It's http://fahmer.blogspot.com. I've also placed a link under my Fav Links listing ("Jacob Ryan").

On the site there are links to some beautiful photos as well.
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Category: faith

01/28/08 12:37 - 31ºF - ID#43063

One bad apple spoils the barrel

This was my comment on (e:paul,43057) but I wanted to capture it here just for the sake of posterity...

Yeah, Jesus Camp is exposing a tiny fringe of "Christians" which I assure you are NOT the norm. And those kids appear to have been inundated every waking moment since they were born with that funkamentalist mantra, which is a lot different than just taking your kids to Sunday School and praying before meals and bedtime.

I was a youth leader in our church's youth group for nearly seven years and in my experience, most if not all of the kids that were raised in the church eventually reached a point where they had to decide for themselves whether they truly believed what their parents did. Some decided they did and stayed on, continuing to attend. Others didn't and moved on to pursue life outside the church's walls. That's the beauty of Christianity (or at least my "sect") -- it's something you have to sign up for personally (hence why my church practices adult baptism).

Sure Christianity has its share of wackos, but any interest group experiences the same thing. Look at PETA or Greenpeace. The majority of the folks involved are pretty even-keeled but then you have those that behave outside the bounds of society's norm -- and THEY'RE the ones that get the attention.

The Left Behind multimedia monster is also pretty off the wall. Sadly, many Christians don't seem to see it for what it is: a money grab by Tim LaHaye and friends. I mean come on.. Board games? Video games?

It's all pretty embarrassing, to be honest. Since I became a believer 12 years ago, I feel like I've spent more time apologizing for my faith than anything else concerning it.


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Category: politics

01/25/08 10:57 - 20ºF - ID#43028

Boomerang!

I love it when a politician throws mud only to end up with it on their own face. She's getting desperate.

Hillary Clinton gets PW3ND

At the South Carolina debate, Barack Obama scored a hit on Hillary with this:

Because while I was working on those streets watching those folks see their jobs shift overseas, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board at Wal-Mart.

In response, Hillary Clinton (we need to distingush between them now, no?), said this:

Clinton: ...I was fighting against those ideas when you were practicing law and representing your contributor, Rezko, in his slum landlord business in inner city Chicago. ...

CNN's Wolf Blitzer: Senator Clinton made a serious allegation that you worked for a slumlord. And I wonder if you want to respond.

Obama: I'm happy to respond. Here's what happened: I was an associate at a law firm that represented a church group that had partnered with this individual to do a project and I did about five hours worth of work on this joint project. That's what she's referring to.

True that Rezko donated money to Obama, but the campaign has since returned any contributions by him, or associated with his fundraising efforts. By contrast, Drudge posts this...

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That's Mr. Rezko in the middle. Oopsie.



She's terrible. I hope when she finally bows out of this race that she resigns as our Senator as well. I mean, "2008" is the only reason she became a legislator in the first place.
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Category: life

01/25/08 09:50 - 17ºF - ID#43027

State of Love and Trust

I remember we could talk about anything
I remember when we used to want to hang out
I remember we could talk about everything
I remember, I remember, I remember

We never talk about the future
We never talk about the past anymore
We never ask ourselves the questions
To the answers that nobody even wants to know

Oh well, oh well, oh well
So much for the afterglow
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Category: weight loss

01/23/08 07:06 - 20ºF - ID#42994 pmobl

A day late

I didn't post yesterday but I did weigh in.

174

Between the Seneca Niagara Casino and the football party on Sunday, I kind of fell off the horse. But no worries, I've climbed back on so hopefully next Tuesday the post will be 173 or less!
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Category: movies

01/22/08 10:24 - 21ºF - ID#42992 pmobl

Cloverfield

I just got back from seeing Cloverfield. I don't want to ruin it for anyone that hasn't seen it and plans to, but all I can say is if you like sci-fi and/or disaster movies and didn't hurl when you saw Blair Witch then this movie is for you.

Personally, my opinion... Freaking awesome. I went into it knowing very little about it, only that it was all HandyCam and that there was some kind of disaster element to it. I am sooo glad I had a blank canvas as to what to expect -- talk about a pleasant surprise! I find it hard to imagine that I'm going to see a better thriller/sci-fi movie this year. Do yourself a favor and see it before someone blurts everything out and ruins it for you. I have to admit I'm struggling not to right now.

Anyway, I'll bet even (e:enknot) the Film Snob will enjoy it. ;)
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