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When in downtown Seattle, I often see this billboard: Man, this is a complete drag. It's tiresome to have to turn to the camera, give a thumbs-up, and intone "Thanks Key Bank ..." every time The Squirrelly says a new word. Although I do find it interesting that company have apparently abandoned the quaint, 20th century practice of sponsoring individual

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Three Many Dating Truisms

1. No woman, in the history of courtship, has ever uttered the phrase "he's a really great guy" and not followed it with the word "but." 2. Getting involved with a girl who has stuffed animals in the back window of her car is rarely a good idea. 3. Unless otherwise specified, the correct time to microwave something is three

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Werewolf

Check out this astonishingly comprehensive fansite for the late-80's FOX show Werewolf, complete with pictures, videos, mp3s, fan fiction, and even scripts for the original episodes. I find it oddly heartwarming that someone built sust an impressive site in tribute to a program I barely remember.

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Adventures With The Highly-Strung Cashier

As my items trundle down the conveyer belt at the local co-op, the cashier grabs a bag of cherries, sets them on the scale, and then reaches for the bananas. As he does, he glances at the scale's display. Highly-Strung Cashier: Whah?! That's ridiculous! Me: Huh? HC: Oh, this thing is telling me to "mind the scale." Like, who's the

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Movies: Batman Begins

My opinions of the last four Batman movies -- Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin -- were, respectively, "so-so," "wretched," "good, but only in comparison to the others," and "it's stuff like this that makes me wish the Neanderthals had clubbed homo sapient into extinction back on the savannah." And after each and every one, even the

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PIC 20

One of the sponsors of the geek-a-thon I'm attending is, inexplicably, Gibson Guitars. While all the other vendors were handing out software and flash drives at their booths, Gibson gave out picks. I dunno -- this doesn't seem like the target demographic for Gibson. If we were guitar players we would have had girlfriends in high school, instead seeking solace

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Pushes My Button

Speaking of this, you know what I think they should do? I think they should make it so if you press an elevator button that's already lit, it goes off. This would serve two purposes. First, it would allow a rider to cancel a button pressed in error. Second, it would thwart those A-personality types who enter the elevator and

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My Baby Can Beat Up Your Baby

The Squirrelly is shaping up to be quite the bruiser. At seventeen months he stands a head taller than most toddlers his age and has already wearing the largest size in infant footware. Upon meeting him for the first time and observing the discrepancy between his physical and behavioral development, many people understandably assume that he is a retarded three

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Bush Appoints Bolton To UN

In a move that critics decried as "a slap in the face to a venerable institution," President George Bush today bypassed Congress and appointed Michael Bolton as ambassador to the UN. "As the winner of two Grammies and six American Music Awards, and as an artist who has sold over 52 million albums and singles worldwide, Michael Bolton is unique

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Rings False

I'm spending the week at OSCON, a conference so geeky that they won't even let you in the door unless you have in your possession a Linux boot disk, the root password, a 20-sided die, or proof of virginity. I whiled away the morning in a three-hour presentation given by perl

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