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Sometimes the Internet can be an awesome place to be . . .

Fewer than twenty-four hours ago, someone suggested to Fark.com that it would be cool and funny if the Internet made this meme a reality by raising funds to buy Joe Biden a Trans Am.

Within hours, this bit of silliness had morphed into a fund-raising drive on IndieGoGo to raise $25,000 to benefit...
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Being poor sucks! mad

I apparently got a little too far behind on my cable bill, and they cut me off. So now I am without TV or Internet. frown

Being without TV isn't so bad, except that less than a week after my cable stopped, my DVD player stopped working, too. So now I can't even watch Netflix movies!!

So I'm going to...
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After reading this article, I am calling shenanigans on the whole idea of "favorite" books, movies, etc.

I could make a long list of my favorite books, movies, music, and food, and it would no more tell you who I am as a person than a list of my favorite consonants or my favorite shades of grey.

And I am also not particularly concerned with...
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I've spent most of my life hating winter. Well, maybe hating is too strong a word. Despising? Detesting? Anyway, winter in Wisconsin and I were not on the best of terms.

Oh, as a kid I enjoyed it a bit. Playing in the snow, making snowmen, etc. Of course, that was before I had to shovel the driveway, or drive on shitty roads, or...
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I just got back from a week in Mexico with my ex-wife and several of our friends. There were a couple of birthdays to celebrate, so we all had a blast.

The ex got a little depressed one night, because everyone else was a couple, and we weren't, but she was fine the next day, and it didn't seem to get in the...
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Right to Life

I've been thinking recently about rights. Specifically, the right to life. And I've decided, I don't really believe anyone has a “right” to life.

Sure, our country was founded on the premise that every citizen has an automatic “right” to be alive, along with some other rights that we use as the basis for our social system. That doesn...
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abbiss:
I don't believe in those rights never. But can live without them, which is already great!
arrabbiata_von_p:
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A guy I was working with tonight was telling me about spending the other evening playing some sort of multiplayer console game with his wife and some friends.

Then he asked me, "Dude, is it bad that I want to make out with my wife's avatar?"

Comedy gold, right there. biggrin
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How does a writer create characters? More to the point, how does he create characters that people want to read about, who develop a life of their own?

I read a lot, and my favorite authors are those whose characters come to life within the first few paragraphs of a story: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Robert Heinlein. I don't even get past the first...
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Wow! I've stayed up way too late browsing around the site.

Joined a few groups, checked some message boards, made a few comments. This site is very easily addicting. Been listening to the Digitally Imported radio station on Shoutcast. Euro trance and techno, very cool. I love Internet radio.

I still haven't joined all the groups I want to, and haven't even...
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So I finally did it - I muscled up the nerve to join Suicide Girls. w00t!

I have to thank Wil Wheaton for turning me on to this site. He doesn't know me (duh), but I've been reading his blog for several years, and when he became a columnist for SG, I had to check it out.

I was immediately captivated by the site...
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