Pinnacle Quiz

I was just on the website for Pinnacle Foods, and discovered that these guys own a crapload of the most well-known food brands. I also noticed that every product page on their site featured a logo for a brand, and a piece of clipart that presumably portrayed the target demographic for that food. Can you match 'em up? Click for

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I Got A Scanner!

Further cementing my reputation as a "tardy-adopter," today I bought a scanner, only a single decade after they became mandatory for any self-respecting geek. First picture scanned: My father and I, October, 1971. Not only is Pa Baldwin an all-around great guy, but he's also a regular reader of this site. Hi dad! Update: "Don't you have a similar picture

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A Selection Of Articles “Speedy Deleted” from Wikipedia in February 2007

February 1: Ball Sweat February 2: Fiction Deaths February 3: Assorted Bargains February 4: Chinese muslims studying overseas February 5: How to Successfully Complete Online Offers for Free Stuff February 6: Fog pump February 7: Air Poo February 8: Influence of Music February 9: Ultramaterialism February 10: Polydimensional industrial bio-cosmic psychology of microscopic bacterium February 11: Saturday (Carpenters song) February

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Odds and Ends

I will be on the teevee this evening, telling a story for the pilot of A Guide to Visitors. You can see it on The Seattle Channel, this evening at 9:00. Or, if you are one of the seven people on teh NetarWeb that has "RealPlayer" installed, you can watch it online here (my story is third). I am currently

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And Ten For Good Measure

Here's a self-working card trick my dad showed me when I was but a wee lad. It sounds pretty uninteresting in the telling, but try it out--in practice, people are amazed at the outcome. Take a standard, 52 card deck and randomly discard ten cards. I prefer to do this before the trick starts and never tell the audience, but

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Seattle Crime / Mystery Writing Circle?

I used to write stuff for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine back in college, and I'm thinking about getting back into it. Does anyone know of a crime / mystery writing circle in the Greater Seattle area? Until I find one, though, I guess you guys can serve as my writing group. I've posted a short

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