Thursday, January 30, 2003  

Strongbad E-mail #57: Japanese Cartoon!

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Iraq war feared to be 'enviro-Armageddon'WorldNetDaily.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003  

You know what? Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" is a GREAT song. I need to listen to more older music.

Also, my roommate and I rearranged our room yesterday. I know ya'll were dying to know that.

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Found on Drudge:

Harry Potter's Dobby a Putin lookalike?

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How they made that Michael Jordan vs. Michael Jordan ad.

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"In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise" — Proverbs 10:19

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Monday, January 27, 2003  

Dave Barry has started a blog.

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Archived live concerts with Jack Johnson, Linkin Park, and others.

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This is gonna be cool: OWCC (Niceville's community college) is building a new library with the same architects that built their Arts Center.

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Jonah Goldberg on UN Weapons Inspections:

"Imagine your kid has been playing with matches. You confront him. He puts his hands behind his back. You say, Let me see what's in your hands. He says no. You insist. He shows you one hand. You say, Let me see the other. He returns the first behind his back and shows you the other one. You demand to see the other hand. He says no. He plays the same game for a while. Then he hides the matches in his pants. And so on. According to the great minds of Old Europe, a smart and sophisticated father would keep playing this game indefinitely, while a boorish (i.e., an American) father would say, 'Listen, kid. If you don't stop this B.S. — and right now — it'll take UNMOVIC a year just to find my boot in your ass.' "

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"Gods and Generals" trailer.

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Piracy and file-sharing — so wrong, yet it feels so good:

UK gets pirate Two Towers DVDs.

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From Popular Mechanics' front page:

Robot Tunnel Rats In Afghanistan

"Transferring technology from the lab to the battlefield, American forces have added robots to the hunt for terrorists. Four robots--nicknamed Hermes, Professor, Thing and Fester--earned their stripes last summer by helping the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division search cave and tunnel complexes surrounding Qiqay, Afghanistan. The 42-pound tread-driven warriors are adaptations of PackBot, a sort of robot scout developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Initially, the 3-ft.-long x 1-ft.-tall robots were envisioned for reconnaissance duty in war-torn cities. Their video cameras and ability to navigate narrow passages and avoid obstructions make them the perfect tunnel rats. Hermes and his buddies are operated using a remote-control unit that is worn like a flak jacket. Pleased with the little robots' performance on recon missions, the Army plans to give each one a 12-gauge shotgun or a grenade launcher. In World War I, tanks ended the stalemate of trench warfare. PackBots might have a similar effect by defeating armies that hide in caves."

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Sunday, January 26, 2003  

Jerry Springer for Senate?

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Saturday, January 25, 2003  

I stole this from Rick who stole it from Micah:

1. What time do you wake up in the morning? 8 most mornings.
2. If you could have lunch with someone famous, who would it be? Ann Coulter.
3. Gold or Silver? Silver.
4. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Two Towers.
5. Favorite TV Shows? Um, I don't watch much TV, but the Simpsons are pretty good.
6. What do you have for breakfast? Bagels or cereal.
7. What would you hate to be left in a room with? Snakes.
8. Can you touch your nose with your tongue? I don't think so....
9. Who/What inspires you? Next to God's Word, music.
10. What's your middle name? Scott.
11. Beach or City? Beach, definitely.
12. Summer or winter? Summer.
13. Favorite Ice Cream? Godiva Raspberry Truffle.
14. Buttered, plain or salted Popcorn? Buttered & salted.
15. Favorite Color? Blue.
16. Favorite Car? I like my Tercel, as bad as it looks/drives.
17. Favorite Sandwich filling/s? Turkey and pepperjack cheese.
18. This one is missing....
19. What characteristics do you despise? Anything sinful. Next to that, I don't like obnoxious people.
20. Favorite flower? Sunflower.
21. If you had a big win on the lottery, what would you do with it? I'd buy as much land in Florida as possible.
22. Fizzy or Still Water as a drink? Still.
23. How many keys on your key ring? 1 for my car, 1 for my apartment, and 1 for my mailbox.
24. Where would you retire to? Niceville or somewhere nearby.
25. Can you juggle, if yes how many? Nope.
26. Favorite Day of the week. Sunday.
27. Red or white wine? Red.
28. What did you do for your last birthday? School, I think.
29. Do you carry a donor card? No.

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This looks kinda cool. It's an online simulator where you start your own country and guide its goverment's policies.

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Friday, January 24, 2003  

Mildly amusing.

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Today's Friday Five:

1. What is one thing you don't like about your body? I'm not aerobically fit enough....but I'm a natural sprinter. Very dangerous over short distances.

2. What are two things you love about your body? My feet (they are just so awesome) and my ears (can't live without music).

3. What are three things you want to change about your home? a) I don't like Pensacola that much (Niceville or Atlanta would be nice), b) Rent could always be cheaper, and c) My window overlooks a road with lots of loud night-time traffic.

4. What are four books you want to read this year? a) "Slander," by Ann Coulter, b) "The Annotated Hobbit," J.R.R. Tolkien, annotated by Douglas Anderson, c) "Life and Campaigns of Lieut. General T.J. (Stonewall) Jackson," R.L. Dabney, and d) "Postmillennialism," Keith Mathison.

5. What are five promises you have kept to yourself? I'm not good at keeping promises I make to myself.

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I'm by no means a mac guy, but has a good selection of movie trailers online.

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2,726 people DIED so that you could have FREE MEDIUM FRIES.

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Thursday, January 23, 2003  

If I were a wine I would be...

Take it here.

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The double standards this country holds make me sick. Yesterday, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit against McDonald’s that claimed the fast-food company was responsible for the obesity problem many American kids have. The judge tossed the lawsuit on the basis that “plaintiffs failed to show that customers were unaware that eating too much McDonald's food would be unhealthy.” Um, forgive me for being slow, but how come this hasn’t stopped people from suing companies that manufacture, market, and sell tobacco products? Surgeon General’s Warnings have been on tobacco products for almost 40 years now, so how can you claim people have no idea what smoking does to them?

The McDonald’s suit was ridiculous, and it’s good some people recognize it as such. Smoking, however, has become so demonized that most people don’t stop to think about responsibility. Many would rather take away smoking altogether than to let people make that decision on their own. If you are one of those people that thinks smoking should be illegal, you need to put some more thought into it. Outlawing something without a Biblical reason for doing so is wrong, and just because you may not like what is being outlawed doesn’t make it a sin. Smoking is not a sin, and neither is fast-food.

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Japanese warning label.

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That was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. Kissed the moose at McGuire's afterward (I've been going to McGuire's for a few years now, but I was tired and didn't feel like arguing).

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003  

My roommate and I had an assignment due in a 9 o'clock class this morning. Started the assignment at around 8:40, finished it around 8:57, and ran across campus to class JUST in time to hear our teacher call my name for roll. This, for whatever reason, reminds me of a quote I read in a recent Credenda Agenda that goes something like "the sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up."

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Virtual guitar and chordbook.

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Some old pics from my trip to Moscow last January.

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This is cool.

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Bangkok is having a problem with its elephants.

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An Infograph from The Onion.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003  

Mmmmm. Beer.

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Hispanics Now Outnumber Blacks in U.S.

Not surprising, really.

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Nothing to do? Buy me stuff. I got the idea from Jenn, who has actually had some success with it, being a girl and all. I'm not as cute, though, so we'll see how it goes ;)

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It feels great outside today. says it's 59 degrees, but it feels warmer than that. I have very little homework, and my only class is at 5:30 tonight, so maybe I'll go do something before then. Like get a new hard drive, or go to the beach. Tomorrow will be good too. I've got class all day, but tomorrow night we're gonna go see Kansas and Styx at the Pensacola Civic Center. And Avril Lavigne just came on MTV. Things just don't get any better :)

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Monday, January 20, 2003  

If every girl would just follow these guidelines, we'd be much better off.

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How apt.

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Bad English translations....complements of the Japanese.

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You know, revenge is pointless. One of my roommates and I started something last summer that just won't die. What started out as a prank involving just 4 people ended up as a total mess, and with every new development somebody else becomes involved. Maybe when things cool off a little I'll post the whole story.

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What Video Game Character Are You? I am an Asteroid.I am an Asteroid.

I am a drifter. I go where life leads, which makes me usually a very calm and content sort of person. That or thoroughly apathetic. Usually I keep on doing whatever I'm doing, and it takes something special to make me change my mind.

(If you were not an Asteroid you would be Pacman.)

What Video Game Character Are You?

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Take the 'Are you addicted to online tests' test.

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This guy is posting a new obscure mp3 every day of 2003.
This guy makes my disdain for Canada all the more resolute.
This guy is making me hungry.

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If you could take any kind of modern weaponry (no more than one man can carry over long distances) with you to Middle Earth, what would you take?

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Sunday, January 19, 2003  

I've seen Two Towers five times now.... I think I like it.

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Find out what marketers know about you.

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Impressive 9-11 photos you might not have seen before — found on a digital camera belonging to the late photographer Bill Biggart.

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McDonalds at church?

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Saturday, January 18, 2003  

More atheistic gayness:

"Several years ago I read that the word 'virgin', in the New Testament, was mistranslated from a Hellenistic Greek word or phrase. The correct translation was said to be 'a woman of marrying age' (or something similar), not the 'haven't had sex' definition."

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Destin before:

Destin after:

People will build anywhere for money.

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Jenn posted about this website called BookCrossing yesterday. Sounds like a cool idea, but I wonder how effective it is. I browsed through a few of the books that've been registered there, and it looks like most of them have gone unclaimed by anyone.

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It's 42 degrees outside....Florida isn't supposed to get this cold. If it gets any colder I may have to move to Tampa.

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Friday, January 17, 2003  

Wendy's has got to be the cheapest fast-food restaurant around. You can get a quarter-pound double-stack w/everything for $.99 ($1 less than the single quarter-pounder), add a bag of tortilla chips (no charge....they normally come with the taco salad, but they'll give 'em to you free) and if you drink water, your total comes to about $1.07.

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A few songs worth getting:

'God Send a Bomb' - Donkey and Deer
'Les Wirth' - Twothirtyeight
'Good Things' - Rival Schools
'For The Moments I Feel Faint' - Relient K
'When They Really Get To Know You They Will Run' - Pedro the Lion
'The News' - Jack Johnson
'Sooner Or Later' - Switchfoot

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Does beheading hurt?

I wonder if it hurts as much as my Applied Managerial Accounting class. This is my second time taking it, but I'm beginning to think I might have been better off sticking with the last one. I just had a 30 question exam and it's only the second week of the semester.

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Thursday, January 16, 2003  

Twothirtyeight is playing Pensacola next month on the 14th. I am so stoked...their last show here was incredible. For those underprivileged few who have never heard of twothirtyeight, they're a Christian emo band originally from the Fort Walton Beach area — now signed with some label in Seattle — who just rock. If you get a chance to check their stuff out, don't pass it up.

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But they left soon
And I went to my room.
Played that disc that you'd given me,
And I shut my eyes
Swear I could hear the sea.

When we were standing
On the hood of your car
Singing out loud when the sun came up.

- Better Than Ezra

posted by Jon | 08:59 | say something | this is post #1 — my first attempt at blogging. Once I get sensus plenior up and running, I'll be all set. For now you can just go here for some atheistic gayness.

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