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Archived News for the Month of June 2006

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6-30: I've got a crippled May/June MaraMag for you today. The resource fork seems to be missing from the DocMaker document, leaving you with... basically nothing but the generic icon for an app. The files that accompanied this issue are completely intact and ready for your nostalgic look at them. The maps still work, fire up Marathon or Marathon 2: Durandal and give them a try. See what map making was like in the golden age of Pfhorte. It's going on for real in the Battle Cat's Litterbox.

6-29: So I'm a hot head, you'd be a hot head too if you ate blistering hot chilies everyday. In fact I invite you to join me in this endeavor! Become a hot head, hang with the hot heads, be the burn. You can start your new life with a lit BBQ pit for a mouth by reading the Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary over the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department. Read along as I harvest the fruits of my own destruction!

6-28: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for June: 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.

6-27: You are in luck, you have tuned into Transitional Tuesday! Today October 2003 in the News Archives department goes live and living it up it is because it has been converted into HTML 4.01 Transitional, given new life to take it into the 21st Century where trees hug whales and harmonic convergence becomes a reality even without the use of pharmaceuticals.

6-26: It looks like another fine week for Team Crunchinator. We managed to pull down 2,347 points by crunching 15 large work units, putting us ahead of 21 competitors in the never ending quest for the number one standing in the Folding@home project. You can help fight crippling and deadly diseases too, find out how on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

6-23: The Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary is updated today. If you want to hear words from a REAL hothead, one who is not a political blogger, then you'll want to read this diary. Follow the adventures of a gardener as he raises up a crop of chili peppers grown outdoors in 5 gallon pots in a Southern California back yard. It's going down in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department.

6-22: No news yesterday because the 20th was my birthday so i didn't bother to prepare for the next day's update. Today the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department is updated, only one day late. Freedom can wait a day while I open my loot and play with my new toys!

6-20: November 2003 was a month to remember. If you don't remember it, you are in luck, I have just converted it to HTML 4.01 Transitional and you can view it and all the other not so memorable months in the News Archive.

6-19: Despite Termie playing through the entire game of Marathon 2 in the last week of data processing, Team Crunchinator over in the Hobbies department has still managed to bring home 2,385 points from Folding@home by crunching 18 work units and besting 18 fellow competitors. Now that is multitasking at its finest!

6-16: The Battle Cat's Litterbox is updated two days in a row! The House of Wacks is all Marathon all the time! Today is MaraMag Friday and we have April 96 issue of the MaraMag waiting for you to download. Travel back to the days of Yesteryear into the exciting time of Marathon in its heyday. Live large, die smoking, bleeding, and broken.

6-15: The Battle Cat's Litterbox is updated today with a link at the bottom of the page to Tempus Irae for Aleph One. Borzz of the Nardo Group sent out this announcement Wednesday morning:

Nardo is proud to announce the official release of "Tempus Irae" and "Tempus Irae 2: The Lost Levels" for Aleph One. Aside from being both Mac and PC compatible, this new release has received a major artistic restoration in the process. Every texture has been recreated - mostly done with Cinema 4D - in hi res splendor. To further enhance the beauty of the game, an additional download is available to add breathtaking hi res landscapes. If you're ready to take a trip back in time, or a leap into the future, head on over to our Aleph One page.

6-14: "The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in defense of self, family and country is self-evident. In essence, our Second Amendment avows profound respect for human freedom, worth and self-destiny. But two centuries after it was codified into our Bill of Rights, the United Nations declares that this civil liberty is a cause of the world's violence. It claims jurisdiction over sovereign American citizens by crafting a global treaty that calls us to surrender our firearm freedom and accept whatever lesser standard of freedom-if any-the U.N. deems appropriate." Pretty scary stuff for any freedom loving people. Read about this on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

6-13: Transitional Tuesday is the name and HTML 4.01 Transitional is the game. The House of Wacks has converted May 2003 and it is ready for your trip down memory lane in the News Archives.

6-12: Team Crunchinator over in the Hobbies department weighs in today with another great showing in the Folding@home project. We managed to earn 2,559 points by crunching 21 work units. This put us over the top of 38 more competitors in the bid to be the number one cruncher.

6-9: Maramag Friday creeps up on us again over in the Battle Cat's Litterbox. Today the March 96 Marathon Magazine is uploaded and read to once again be enjoyed by Marathon fans everywhere.

6-8: The Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department is updated today. Things are going well in the garden of flames with me living at one with the bugs. That's "living at one with" for real, not the OTHER "living at one with" which actually means "eating into extinction" so don't expect to read stories about me thinking I'm a Praying Mantis scarfing down crickets and millipedes. I'm just there for the chilies man.

6-7: "Armed Citizen" is an article in the "American Rifleman" very similar to one of my favorite feature articles in "Guns & Ammo" called "Armed Response". These articles consist of short newspaper accounts describing the use of firearms by private citizens to protect lives and property. These are the stories that the mainstream media ignore because they are not so much interested in presenting the truth as much as they are interested in furthering their anti-gun agendas. Some very interesting reading here. It's going on in the NRA section of the Extra department.

666: Yes, that's the date. I sure hope you are ready for the end of days. Meanwhile Transitional Tuesday is also upon us... coincidence or something more... March 2003 has been converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional and is ready for your glowing admiration over in the News Archives.

6-5: Despite Termie playing Call of Duty 2 all last week and the computer being down for monthly maintenance, Team Crunchinator weighs in with a great week. We earned 2,467 points by crunching 20 work units and whomping upside the headbone 33 fellow competitors in the never ending struggle to be the number one data cruncher at folding@home. Check out the computational carnage over on the Hobbies page.

6-2: MaraMag Friday strikes again! Get you fill of Marathon at the height of it's golden years by reading the much vaunted series of Marathon e-zines over in the Battle Cat's Litterbox.

6-1: A new month! El Supremo's birthday is this month! All salute El Supremo! 3 cheers for El Supremo! El Supremo es muy loco en la cabesa! (I can say that without El Supremo putting me against the wall in front of a firing squad because I'm El Supremo) Yay me! Long live El Supremo!

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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