2003 Flossathon

A BIG thanks to those local Seattle celebrities who participated in the 2003 defective yeti Flossathon yesterday: Leslie Miller, Dan Wilson, Ron Sims, and, of course, Paul Allen -- they were all here in the defective yeti studio, flossing for 24 continuous hours to help raise money for the blog!! And I'm pleased to announce that we not only met

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Basted In Blood: The Video

Thanks to this post, defective yeti is the #1 return when searching Google for "basted in blood". Sadly, the link is broken, and I no longer know where you can find an mp3 of that hilarious Sarah McLachlin ditty. But has the yeti ever let you down? No, he has not. Well, maybe that one time, when I predicted that

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Research Day: Texas

All questions inspired by my recent trip to Corpus Christi. Are those man-o-wars that wash up on the beach goners, or do they just hang tight until the tide carries them out to sea again? I checked about a dozen pages, but none of them mentioned what happens to man-of-wars once they're beached. Eventually it occurred to me that this

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Texas Trip: Hello Beaches!

So, yeah: The Queen and I went to Texas. No one is more surprised about this turn of events than I. We haven't taken a trip in a long time, and this month was now-or-never time. By our reckoning, once The Squirrelly makes his debut, the era of the noun "vacation" habitually preceded by the adjective "relaxing" is probably over.

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McNPR

Recent changes to NPR in the wake of Mrs. McDonalds' $200 million bequest:Morning Edition constantly urging listeners not to drop scalding hot coffee into lap while driving.Daniel Schorr's political commentaries frequently laud policies of Mayor McCheese.World Cafe proud to carry Coca-Cola brand beverages.Latest listener challenge from Puzzlemaster Will Shortz: "Try to explain, in 2000 words or less, why Burger King

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If You Insist

From the spam filter log.From: rnyst1t@yahoo.com.hk Mon Nov 10 09:57:00 2003 Subject: Matthew,Say Goodbye to Junk Email! Folder: /dev/nullGoodbye.

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