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Archived News for the Month of July 2006

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7-31: Team Crunchinator had another good week last week with 2,097 points earned by crunching 8 large work units. This put us ahead of 14 dratted competitors. View the fiery history of the plunge into mathematical madness in the Hobbies department.

7-28: MaraMag Friday is back again. The last issue of the MaraMag featuring an article from yours truly is up at the Battle Cat's Litterbox and ready for you download to relive a little bit of Marathon history. Enjoy!

7-27: Big news over in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary. If you are a chili gardener you will want head on over and read today's entry and be happy for me. If you are not you will want to head over and read today's entry and take steps to having me committed. Either way, check it out in the Hobbies department.

7-26: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for July: 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 of the table of contents.

7-25: Transitional Tuesday plows into the House of Wacks like a burning truckload of screaming chickens. Only without all the chickens, truck, flames, screaming and plowing. Check out the latest update, August 2004, in the News Archives department.

7-24: For some reason, not a great looking week at Folding@home for Team Crunchinator. We did manage to crunch 20 work units, but we only earned 1,949 points and shoved 20 people aside. It's getting a lot harder to make progress up here at the top. Visit Team Crunchinator on the Hobbies page for all the latest stats in the ongoing war against disease.

7-21: Friday brings us another issue of one of the first e-zines to hit the internet back in the heyday of the popular computer game trilogy called Marathon. I'm speaking of the MaraMag and you can read a collection of the issues, including today's offering of July/August 1997, on the MaraMag page in the Battle Cat's Litterbox.

7-20: The Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary is updated in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department. There are several new entries over the period of the last week.

7-19: "I want to thank you for your loyalty to NRA and for standing up for Freedom. I encourage you to become more involved in NRA programs and to take pride in the great programs you help make happen." Find out how you can become more involved by reading the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra Department.

7-18: The News Archives is updated today with HTML 4.01 Transitional conversion of April 2004. Finally done with 2003, we now have the year of aught four in our sites. Feel free to rip off your clothes and scamper naked with us through that topsy turvy month in a year long past.

7-17: Team Crunchinator had a good week last week. We earned 2,435 points by crunching 12 work units putting us ahead of 23 fellow crunchers. Hats off to Termie for not playing any computer games last week. Hats off to me for lashing him to a pillar to insure that. It's all going down in the Hobbies department today. Check it out.

7-14: MaraMag Friday once again graces the pages of the Battle Cat's Litterbox. Frost has taken the helm of the MaraMag and has breathed new life into it. It's a shame it didn't last but a few issues longer but on the other hand, it was sort of cool to see it go out like a huge star gone supernova, brightening the heavens with it's passing.

7-13: The Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary is updated to day. The garden is growing well and I see a little progress every day. Soon I'll be eating fresh chilies! Check it out in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department.

7-12: "Were the [New York Mayor Michael] Bloomberg cabal to overturn the Congress this fall, Judiciary and other key committees would be dominated by gun-ban NRA "F" -rated Democrats" This in the July Standing Guard in the NRA section of the Extra department.

7-11: Transitional Tuesday hits the House of Wacks like a Deimos sized asteroid! Only with out all the dying and screaming and flying off into outer space. Also with out the damage, drama and the planet being enveloped in smoke. And I suppose you can rule out the harm, big dealness, or newsworthyness too. In so doing there goes the actual impact and the subsequent warnings after the asteroid is originally spotted. So other than that, it's just like it! Read the September 2003 news converted to HTML 4.01 transitional in the News Archives department, I mean, that's what I was trying to get you to do in the first place.

7-10: Our score at Folding@home just broke 100,000. A real milestone in our progress. During the last year we moved up into the 97 percent range of the users crunching data for the benefit of all mankind. Check it out over at Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department. Maybe you can help out too. It's easy to do and takes little time away from your day. Follow the link on the Crunchinator page to Folding at home and help pitch in.

7-7: HAPPY BUNGIE DAY! Woot!! To celebrate Bungie Day, the Battle Cat's Litterbox will supply you with the coolest of all MaraMags, the MaraMag where the manly Manak known as Frost takes the Editorial helm of the e-zine and the Battle Cat's very own Hell Hole v1.3 is reviewed! Be there or be Shafted... or BOTH!

7-6: Nothing doing on the 5th because that update would have to have been done on the 4th and that was a holiday. Today however we have and update to the Armed Citizen feature in the NRA section of the Extra department. Read about regular people just like you and I who use a firearm to protect themselves, their family and their property in what is truly the very first line of defense ... yourself.

7-4: Happy Birthday America! Have a totally unsafe and insane 4th of July. Remember, it's not official unless you walk away with burned or missing skin! In other news the Folding@home project is updated today in the Hobbies department.

7-3: New month, like it or not. If you don't like progress then you can go to one of those other inferior websites that try to relive it's glory days in the past like or or The House of Wacks continually strives to bring you the latest months and days in only the most current of years. It's what sets us apart! June 2006 has been relegated to the News Archives. Dust to dust, ashes to ashes.

No news on the weekends. The Joke of the Weak is updated every weekday. As usual, the Team Crunchinator page is updated every Monday. The NRA pages: President's Column, Standing Guard and Armed Citizen are updated each month. To catch up on news past visit, the News Archives.

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