3-31: The NRA
Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features:
Armed Citizen, Standing Guard, and The President's Column. Each
of these features are valuable, information packed columns that
you will find extremely helpful and interesting even if you are
not a firearms owner yourself. For one, it keeps you apprised
of the relative honesty and the intentions of the politicos you
vote for. For another, it shows you the value of owning your
own firearm for protection, recreation, hobby, business, and
because for now anyway... you can. The Archives are available
any day of the month from the NRA page
in the Extra department, look
for the link down at the bottom.
3-30: Jay Faircloth's amazing Marathon artwork has been reorganized
onto a new web page. This is well worth looking at if you are into
the Bungie computer games Marathon and Halo or just a fan or adherent
of digital art, photoshop, and being extremely cool. Check it out
on the Battle Cat's Litterbox,
look down towards the bottom. Bring your drool cup.
3-29: Because our SETI@home client is no longer able to dial in
by itself, our standing is in jeopardy but when we go visit Death
Valley ghost towns and cannot be there to dial in for it then we
really suffer. We only got 9 units completed in that time so we
fell behind 311 smirking, cajoling, wee wee dancing competitors.
There is nobody around to bind to the mizzen mast for the lashing
so I guess we will just chalk this one up to simple failure. Since
I started giving one lash with the cat-o-nine-tails for every competitor
we fell behind, Team SETI seems
to blend into the scenery on Monday mornings... Why, in MY day
we would take the brutal whipping and still do a full days work
hauling bricks on our backs. Wimps. Witness our failure in the Hobbies department.
3-22: Because of the problems we've been experiencing with automatically
connecting to the Internet to download new units, our SETI@home
standings went into the toilet this week. So without any further
warning we'll just strap Termette to the mizzen mast and give her
48 brutal blood splattering lashes with the cat-o-nine tails. There,
that wasn't so bad was it? ewwww, it WAS pretty bad. Someone put
some salt in those welts and apply a vinegar soaked brown paper
poultice. She still has her duties to perform and we'll have no
slacking because of infections! You can see our pitiful results
on the SETI@home page in the Hobbies department.
3-19: I can't help but think that the recent election in Spain,
that in essence was a capitulation to terrorists, has encouraged
the terrorists with their biggest victory to date. If the Spaniards
would have realized that their simple democratic vote would be
a death sentence to possibly hundreds of thousands more innocent
civilians due to the encouragement they just gave to the terrorists,
would they have voted the same way? Citizens of democratic nations...
your vote is important to the other nations in the world, think before
you vote! I don't normally pontificate, I just had to say something
though. It's depressing, go read the Joke
of the Weak to help assuage your pain.
3-18: The President's Column in
the NRA section of the Extra department
is updated today. Each month the president of the NRA, Kane B.
Robinson, expresses his opinions on the hot topics of the day concerning
attacks on the Second Amendment. It always makes some interesting
fact filled reading and today's column is no exception. The title
is, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". Is your interest
3-17: Top O th' marnin' to ye and a happy Saint Patrick's day!
In honor of the occasion there are 3 Irish jokes over at the Joke
of the Weak. My maternal Grandfather was full blooded Irish,
well the part that wasn't Guinness was blood anyway. So it's with
much fanfare that I spike my corned beef and cabbage with Old Bushmills
and spray paint the nearby brown California hills with green beer
so it'll be lookin' more like home.
3-16: More news about art at the
Battle Cat's Litterbox! Who says I'm a cretan?? The Link
to Jay Faircloth's Marathon art is updated. The new link will
provide you with a larger collection of the incredible body of
Marathon artwork that Jay has created. This is some amazing stuff.
If you are a Marathon player, one look at those MADDs this close
up and in such startling detail, and you will instinctually find
yourself diving behind a bulkhead fumbling for your SPNKR in
case it is one of those @#$%^&*! misprogrammed MADDs Durandal
sent to "help" you.
3-15: it looks like the Ides of March caught up with 20 of our
competitors, they should have been more bewared! What the heck
could THEY have been thinking?? I bet they weren't listening to
their wives. Team SETI met 'em on the floor of the interstellar
senate and we done stuck 'em with our frog stickers! So even struggling
with the auto connect, Team SETI still managed to ice a few unaware
doofuses... or is that doofi? View the carnage on the Team
SETI page over in the Hobbies department.
You might want to take a mop with you.
3-12: While we are on the subject of beautiful works of art...
here is another prime example of why I washed out of art school.
My first inclination was to blame a culturally bankrupt society
driven by money obsessed Philistines without a gram of artistic
appreciation. But then my first inclination has always
been to don the cloak of the teenage drama queen while unfairly
blaming others for my own problems. Go witness my shame on the High
School Art page in the Art
Portfolio section of the Hobbies department.
Look for "Surfer 13" at the top.
3-11: Inspired by the brilliant work of Jay Faircloth aka Anaphiel
I have finally added an official links section to the
Battle Cat's Litterbox. You can find the links in the Litterbox
by digging down a little into the litter, it's the nugget with
the fur stuck to it down by the bottom marked "Lh'owon Links".
Notice I didn't spell it, "L'inks",
that's pretty innovative of me eh? Nobody saw that one coming!
Anyway, you should check out the Jay Faircloth Desktops link. Jay
does the best Marathon art I have ever had the pleasure of rubbing
my retina against. His work kicks so much ass there is just not
enough ass to go around for the other artists!
3-10: Why is it that liberal democrat politicians have to lie
about who they are and what they want? Is it because if you knew
what their real goals and motives were you would
not want to have much to do with them? Wayne LaPierre has an example
of 2nd Amendment hating liberals doing what they do best: obfuscating,
misdirecting and outright lying. Read his message in the Standing
Guard feature on the NRA section
of the Extra department.
3-9: After 2 and a half weeks of incubation, I have some chili
sprouts coming up! New to planet Earth, fresh faced and ready to
bathe in the sunlight are 5 healthy, bouncing Thai chili seedlings.
It is probably not too late for you to start your seeds, I live
in an extremely warm climate so I get a tremendous head start on
you. Find out all you need to know about cultivating your own chilies
in every step of the way from obtaining seeds to preparing mouth
searing dishes on the Chili
Gardening page in the Chili
Peppers section of the Hobbies department.
3-8: Down by 36 competitors, with even more dismal prospects ahead,
Team SETI reevaluates it's mission. It seems, SETI@home no longer
dials in automatically under the OSX Panther operating system.
This leaves us at a huge disadvantage to those who have up to date
SETI@home client software that can do that one simple act. Whereas
Team SETI would have an average of 18 units a week, we can only
muster 13 at best and most likely it will go down to 10 after a
full week of operating under Panther. We hear the folding project
is looking for a few good men and that they are competitive and
responsive in getting out modern software to their participants.
Meanwhile, go view the disappointing results at the Team
SETI page in the Hobbies department.
3-5: Getting your fair share of laughs or are the blues getting
you down? Fight depression now without all those powders, pills,
and potions by visiting the Joke
of the Weak. Afterwards you can still have a pill and wash
it down with a potion but you should read the joke first. Don't
read the joke while you are washing down the pill or you will blow
potion out your nose. Fair warning courtesy of the House of Wacks.
3-4: Because of the terribly slanted nature of the "news" you
only hear about cases where guns are used illegally by criminals
or to harm innocent people. You never hear about the multitudes
of cases whereby the use of a firearm by a law abiding citizen
saved lives or protected the innocent. Studies indicate that firearms
are used more than 2 millions times a year for legal personal protection,
and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired,
prevents crime in most instances. You can read about some of these
in the Armed Citizen feature
of the NRA page in the Extra department.
3-3: Again, within a weeks time, another link has been added to
the Friends section of
the Lynx page. Look for the link
to Steve Rogers. Gosh I must be popular and normal and people actually
like me. You hear that you guys from social services?? You guys
from the parole board?? You guys from the sanitarium?? I'M NORMAL!!
I HAVE FRIENDS!! ::sob:: ...they like me...
3-2: 88. That's what I said, "88". I'll say it again
and this time you watch my lips ... eighty eight. Let's play that
back in super slow-mo so you can see the spit flecks arc gracefully
through the air and see the vibrating quiver as my lips slam together
super slowly. K, pay attention, here goes: e i g h t y e i g h t.
Cool eh? That's how many competitors we smacked down last week
in the never ending struggle for numero uno at SETI@home. Check
out the Team SETI page in the Hobbies department
and get the stats.
3-1: Today's update is consumed with the process of rolling the
month over into March. That's a days worth of update right there.
The news for February is archived and
accessible from the main page. The Joke
of the Weak goes to a new month. The Site
map is updated and the calendar on the home page is rewritten.
Hold onto your pants buckaroos, this month is going to be a bouncy
one, I have foreseen it with the Force.