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Topic :
Asleep In Detroit
Importance to Humankind:
As Big As Anthrax
Date:
Thu Aug 29 19:42:27 2002
Posted By
Ian

Cartoon characters. The perfect enemy in a war against an abstract noun:

Apparently these are the members of a Detroit "sleeper cell" of al Qaeda.
I guess they were asleep when CNN needed a photo.
Personally, I'm much more suspicious of these people:

or these people:

But mostly, as much as sports bore me, I'm suspicious of Baseball. I think it's time the FANS went on strike. Although, admittedly, taking a symbol of American Goodness (baseball, apple pie, lemonade) and asking for more money for it is about as American as you can get....


Topic :
wednesday wombats
Importance to Humankind:
wee bay
Date:
Wed Aug 28 08:44:01 2002
Posted By
Terry
I'd buy that for a dollar. Honestly, I love e-bay. I really do, but not as much as I love this site. What else I love, you ask? My new Reservoir Dogs special edition DVD. Whoa!!! What a great DVD.
Topic :
Your Ad Here
Importance to Humankind:
Just Below... below...
Date:
Tue Aug 27 15:12:52 2002
Posted By
Ian
Wow. Seems like you can find just about anything on eBay, not just Terry's brain cells (See below). Unfortunately, you might also see that thing pretty quickly removed (at least read the headline) from eBay as well. Maybe he should've tried PeePal. Er, I mean Paypal.
Topic :
Oral Fish Surgery
Importance to Humankind:
Debatable
Date:
Mon Aug 26 22:35:54 2002
Posted By
Ian
Honestly. Was it necessary to mention fish, oral surgery & porn in the same post?

(By the way, how does one come up with 1,000 words for a porn review?)

Design note: I'm gonna be archiving this page shortly, and making it easier for you to add links when you post. More soon.


Topic :
queasy targets
Importance to Humankind:
oh so very
Date:
Mon Aug 26 22:17:21 2002
Posted By
Terry
Yeah, there are certainly bigger fish to fry. I hope your mouth surgery goes well. I'm having a back to school sale in my brain this week to get rid of the wasted thoughts. Buy some dead brain cells of mine at e-bay while supplies last. I don't want to go back to fucking school, man. I just want to work on this site and my movie. I must be cranky because I had to write four, one thousand word porn reviews today. I am exhausted.
Topic :
Badges? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges...
Importance to Humankind:
Right Up There With Missing Children
Date:
Mon Aug 26 11:08:54 2002
Posted By
Ian

Not only does King *** seem determined to attack Iraq, congressional approval or not , It seems he'll have to kill a lot of "ambient personnel" to do so. Next thing you know he'll be signing a peace treaty with Poland .

Hey. Starting today, let's pick on somebody else. This *** W. *** stuff is like shooting fish in a barrel.


Topic :
Burning Bushes
Importance to Humankind:
Smoky the Bear Says...
Date:
Sat Aug 24 14:08:14 2002
Posted By
Ian
Pretty typical of the *** Baby to push an agenda through disinformation. Hasn't he ever heard of droughts? I have two thoughts on this one:

1.) Maybe he's just so bloody stupid that the current administration's staff and advisors send him out on these missions and he simply regurgitates whatever's in his briefs.

2.) He's actually a fully-functioning college-educated human being, and it's time to send out copies of *** Orwell's collected works with the next issue of TV Guide.


Topic :
Beating Around the ***
Importance to Humankind:
smoldering
Date:
Fri Aug 23 19:39:38 2002
Posted By
Terry
Everywhere *** goes now, people are protesting. Hmmm, I guess people don't want to give *** free reign to clear trees for loggers. What is wrong with these tree huggers? Don't they know that getting rid of all of the trees will prevent them from burning down?
Topic :
A Few Bourbons Later
Importance to Humankind:
Ask Terry
Date:
Fri Aug 23 16:28:53 2002
Posted By
Ian

Yeah, but do you like her?

This is apparently the same shot, just a few bourbons later.

Hey - speaking of low-lifes and news, it cracks me up that news channels that hire people like Newt Gingrich make a fuss about Clinton having a TV show. Maybe if all the power-hungry narcissistic numb-nuts like Clinton had TV shows, they wouldn't go into politics.

Gnarly Bag With Gun


Topic :
Ann Coulter
Importance to Humankind:
the free world shudders
Date:
Fri Aug 23 15:42:56 2002
Posted By
Terry
This woman is a lonely old hag who acts tough in front of the boys and probably cries herself to sleep every night. She is a bitter, ignorant cow. She should turn that gun on herself or stop telling people how they should live their lives.
Topic :
Terry's Love Life
Importance to Humankind:
Ask Bill O'Reilly
Date:
Thu Aug 22 13:42:59 2002
Posted By
Ian
Terry - I know what a big fan you are of Ann Coulter, so here's a nice picture I snagged from her web site for you... She apparently is on record as saying: "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building..." (New York Observer) Who does she think she is, Hunter Thompson? Gnarly Bag With Gun


Topic :
Ah, ah, ah, ah, Stayin' Alive
Importance to Humankind:
Right behind tree-hugging
Date:
Sat Aug 17 09:19:40 2002
Posted By
Ian

Yeah, yeah Terry... BIG HUGS! I wuv oo tu! Now get back to work. I finally put up some of your new stuff (apparently, some people are less enthusiatic about the multiple Lord of the Rings release than you), but we still need to pick an "In the News" topic for the politics section. Like maybe something about why we're really attacking Iraq? Got any ideas?

Speaking of staying alive, when I die, I want to do THIS. Except I'd make it $42.85 a day.


Topic :
Wednesday evening
Importance to Humankind:
High Level
Date:
Wed Aug 14 21:34:03 2002
Posted By
Terry
Ian, it donned on me shortly after we finished our phone conversation what a wonderful and unique friendship we have. I believe the last time I saw you was in 1994, several months before I moved to New York. Back then my head was full of empty dreams, but in the back of my mind, I didn't think I would survive NYC and when I last saw you, I thought I was leaving a place where nothing EVER changed, and our lives had gone as far as they would. I always hoped you and I would work together and meet up again, but the truth is, I really loathed myself and didn't want to subject anyone else to my company. What struck me as being so wonderful tonight was how thankfully wrong I was. People are capable of amazing things and you and I saw the worst of each other, and I got much worse after leaving Ann Arbor before I finally got better, only recently. The point to this is there are only a couple of people I have kept close to me as friends, and a couple of them I still consider good friends even though we aren't on speaking terms, but there is nothing as satisfying as the warm happiness I experience when I am talking to you, and I know we are actually achieving our goals and that being your friend is very important to me. I never want to lose this connection between the two of us again. We had dreams and now we are back on track. Thank you for staying alive and staying such a good friend.
Topic :
OxyEnrons
Importance to Humankind:
When there's no cash left, who'll care?
Date:
Wed Aug 14 00:55:29 2002
Posted By
Ian

For some people, " enough money " is an oxymoron. Whatever happened to those Enron dudes, anyway? I mean the ones that didn't get shot ? You can bet this will be my first full blown rant. For now, something a little more light-hearted.

Terry- Got your stuff. I'll put up the Final Cut review etc, asap --- in the meantime --- I didn't know you were still on the MOST WANTED list...


Topic :
freedom
Importance to Humankind:
low level babbling
Date:
Tue Aug 13 18:53:01 2002
Posted By
Terry
Ian, I am back. I have wednesday off and plan on working on all of the things I have been unable to get to, in terms of our site. I thought you should know I did a Yahoo search for the word "echopraxia" and our site was the first thing to show up!!! WooHoo
Topic :
hands off my stack of arty porn books
Importance to Humankind:
you fiend
Date:
Mon Aug 12 21:00:01 2002
Posted By
Terry
Oh, you make me laugh so hard. Taschen books are my life blood. All of those interior designs, nipples and retro cool books make me salivate so hard. Smoke away sweet Ian, smoke away.
Topic :
Defensive about my smoking?
Importance to Humankind:
I'm not defensive about my smoking....
Date:
Mon Aug 12 20:02:22 2002
Posted By
Ian

Yes Terry. Cigarettes are poison. But so are books like "Motel Fetish", and I don't see you laying off the Taschen books any time soon. Are you at least in a support group? Who says I'm defensive about my smoking? I'm not defensive about my smoking...

I know what you mean about the muffler-sucking. Few things are more horrifying than being confined in a small space, for a small wage, with people with a small future (thank the lord we have a web site, huh?). Customers, however, aren't all they're cracked up to be either. My favorite retail query ever was the customer who walked up to me when I worked at a local independent bookstore and said "Excuse me, where's the non-fiction section?" To which I replied: "See the 'Fiction' section over there?" They nodded. "It's everywhere else..."


Topic :
smoking my lungs into jerky
Importance to Humankind:
eh
Date:
Mon Aug 12 18:58:13 2002
Posted By
Terry
Ian, if `Ol Joe can quit, it might be time for you to. Christ, next thing you know Keith Richards will stop partying. Cigarettes are poison. Last week was one year free of the deadly cancer sticks, and my lungs thank me every day. Ian, I know youhave no intention of quitting, so this wasn't aimed at you. You'll be the first man to live to be 200.
Topic :
Terry Returns!!!
Importance to Humankind:
Earth-shattering!!!
Date:
Mon Aug 12 18:53:05 2002
Posted By
Terry
Wow! A year away from retail really made me forget how much smarter I am than the other average person in retail. Talk about sucking on the end of a muffler. Hours and hours of helping people is paradise compared to those same hours listening to the hopes and dreams of sheep. I have so much to respond to regarding other Blogs here and the way this site is shaping up. "Ian, I am blown away by your ability to show up." (That is a quote from a Keanu movie I didn't see.
Topic :
Basic InStink
Importance to Humankind:
Ask Alan Smithee
Date:
Mon Aug 12 16:29:52 2002
Posted By
Ian

Terry- Did you hear Joe Eszterhas finally quit smoking?

Okay. Now I'm quadruple sorry.


Topic :
Eating Your Young
Importance to Humankind:
Metallica Fans Aren't Humans, Are They?
Date:
Sat Aug 10 12:27:41 2002
Posted By
Ian

Terry- Sorry to triple post without you, and even more sorry to hear you have a day job. Thought you'd find this amusing --- Hot on the heels of Metallica, who enhanced their branding by suing their own fans, The following lawmakers:

Delaware Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden
Wisconsin Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner
Virginia Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott
Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers
North Carolina Republican Rep. Howard Coble
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Signed a letter to John Ashcroft, asking him to go after all you evil file-trading consumers. Nice to see some bi-partisanship on SOMETHING, isn't it?


Topic :
Milking It For All It's Worth
Importance to Humankind:
Descending Rapidly
Date:
Fri Aug 9 02:21:50 2002
Posted By
Ian

The security guard pointed a two-inch rifle at her head and said "DRINK YOUR OWN BREAST MILK, OR DIE A PRETEND DEATH!"

Is it my imagination, or do those two women look like they're related?


Topic :
A Mother's Milk
Importance to Humankind:
Depends On Whether or Not You're Weaned
Date:
Thu Aug 8 15:39:07 2002
Posted By
Ian
Yes Terry, the evolving site layout is like a mother's milk (that's a very weird news link) to me. Hopefully I'll have things tweaked enough that it feels like home by Sunday. We need to pick a main page topic to replace that definition, by the way, and clean up the boards. I've archived the diablog here, by the way.