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2007-05-10 - 11:24 a.m.

Well, I was sound asleep, until I got a work-related phone call that required the hamsters in my brain to hop on the wheel and start running.

Maybe I need to upgrade my brain hardware. Wonder how much it would cost to change over to gerbils.

Or ferrets.


It looks like three of the men who were planning to attack soldiers at Fort Dix came into the country illegally. Yes, it happened when they were children. But it still looks like they were smuggled in.

And yet again, where are the reports of peaceful Muslims speaking out? The crickets are louder.


Saw this joke over on Hud's blog:

The Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, while visiting a primary school class, found themselves in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked both men if they would like to lead the discussion of the word "tragedy". So the illustrious Rev Jackson asks the class for an example of a "tragedy".

One little boy stood up and offered: "If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a runaway tractor comes along and knocks him dead, that would be a tragedy."

"No," says the Great Jesse Jackson, "that would be an accident."

A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."

"Iím afraid not," explains the exalted Reverend Al. "Thatís what we would call a great loss." The room goes silent. No other children volunteer.

Reverend Al searches the room. "Isnít there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally at the back of the room little Johnny raises his hand. In a stern voice he says: "If a plane carrying the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton were struck by a missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaims Jackson and Sharpton, "Thatís right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says little Johnny, "because it sure as hell wouldnít be a great loss, and it probably wouldnít be an accident either."



Not much going on here. It's a kick-back day: Brin arrived safely yesterday and unfolded herself. The plan is to watch the Angels game and demolish a pizza, and then - if it's cooled down enough - head to Disneyland to walk around.

We'll play it by ear.

Shower's free.

Be seeing you.


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