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Archived News for the Month of October 2006

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10-31: Have a safe and fun Halloween, wear lots of kevlar body armor under your zombie costume before you go out to kill everybody and eat their brains because some of those people are armed. In other news, April 2005 in the News Archives is updated to HTML 4.01 Transitional.

10-30: Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department did pretty poorly again last week but it wasn't Termie's fault for playing computer games, apparently both CPU's stopped crunching data. By the time I found out the damage was done, we only crunched 1,471 points worth with 5 work units. A mere one single person was bested! We vow to do better next time or I'll break every bone in Termie's body! OOOO-RAH!!!

10-27: The Chili Pepper page is proud to announce a brand new recipe 5 years in the making. Introducing, Gary's Thai-Talian Hot Sauce. Experience this taste treat for yourself! It is a blend of flavors and spices capturing all the grace and beauty of Thailand with the old world charm of Italy... followed by a whole bunch of men shouting, women screaming, children crying and dogs barking as spontaneous human combustion consumes them in a conflagration that would make a terrorist weep! It's going down TODAY in the Chili Pepper Recipes page over in the Hobbies department.

10-26: The Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary is updated and ready for your squeaky little eyeballs to rub all over it. Several bountiful harvests amid spraying for microscopic pests and a hearty fertilizing. Check it out in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

10-25: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for October: 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.

10-24: The old news for September 2004 has been updated to HTML 4.01 Transitional for those of you that give a flying horses fanny. Live in the past, visit the archives and rummage through days gone by like it was Grandma's panty drawer. It's going down now in the News Archives department.

10-23: We did so poorly last week with Folding@home because of Termie burning up CPU cycles playing computer games that I broke his fingers and toes, and apparently he has been pushing the mouse around in Quake 4 with his nose so I broke that too. We should have better results next week, Termie is running out of bones! This week we earned a paltry 1,662 points by crunching a mere 5 work units squeaking past 7 fellow contributors. View our almost shame on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

10-20: The Special Events page is manually updated today for the first time in a couple of years. Even though that page is updated automatically via a life feed from the NRA, it has been updated by me personally with a joke of all things, something a friend sent to me that was so good I wanted to preserve it in my NRA section of the Extra department. Look below the live scrolling feed for 10 reasons why a gun is better than a woman. But don't tell my wife.

10-19: Harvesting, spray and fertilizing. It's the eternal circle in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Dairy. Read along as I document my trials and tribulations while producing a crop of the worlds hottest peppers. Failures and success stack themselves up for a Dagwood sandwich of angst and tribulation. It's all going on in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department.

10-18: "If we lose control of the Senate, then we lose control of the judicial nomination process and the Second Amendment is at the mercy of those who think it is a relic of history." This from Sandy Froman, President of the NRA. Don't think it won't happen either, so called "campaign finance reform" is a direct violation of the First Amendment protecting free political speech! Check it out in the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

10-17: The archived news from October 2004 get upgraded to HTML 4.01 Transitional today. I bet you thought I'd forget, how can I forget such an important thing? It's going down in the News Archives, be there or be current.

10-16: Even though I have broken all of Termie's fingers so that he would stop playing computer games he has still played enough Doom 3 with his toes to drive our points earned down to a mere 1,836. We did manage to crunch 12 work units but we only squeaked past a paltry 6 fellow competitors. I guess it's time to break his toes too! Check out the brutality and mayhem on a page that is supposed to be all about improving the human condition on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

10-13: Good news for hot heads everywhere. From the American Association for Cancer Research Washington, D.C., April 1-5 is the news that "Hot-pepper ingredient slows cancer in mice". Read all about in on the Chili Pepper Facts page in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

10-12: Another weeks worth of chili pepper gardening is documented for posterity in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary on the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department. Witness a rant, a insecticidal rampage and a harvest, all in the space of a week!

10-11: "Like flat-earth fanatics, Second Amendment Fanatics just don't get it ... The NRA's Second Amendment is an empty cereal box in the market place of ideas". Chilling eh? Replace "Second Amendment" with any other amendment and read it again and it sounds like the freedom hating rant of the typical tyrant. Read as Wayne LaPierre responds to this in the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

10-10: Transitional Tuesday is back after a brief vacation. Yes, it took a vacation in its briefs, please don't ask for any details. Today November 2004 has been converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional and is ready for your beady little eyeballs in the News Archives.

10-9: We had much better results in the scores from last weeks Folding@home than we did the week before thanks to me breaking all the fingers on Termie's game playing hand. He'll think twice before firing up another session of Doom 3 let me tell you. Last week we earned 2,525 points by crunching 10 work units. We managed to pass by 19 fellow contributors with this effort. It's going down on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

10-6: The Marathon File Warehouse link is added to the Lh'owon Links section of the Battle Cat's litterbox. Check the bottom of the page for the links. The Marathon File Warehouse is a collection of files and maps from the latest generation of player-mappers. Worth checking out.

10-5: The Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary is a conflicting mass of good and bad news as biblical plagues swarm over the plants at the same time record harvests are reported. In the meantime pepper pod drying science is in progress. Read all about the trials and tribulation of an American hot head as he tends his pepper garden in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

10-4: The Armed Citizen is updated today. This feature is a collection of newspaper accounts of regular folks like you and I legally using a firearm to protect themselves, their families and their property. These are fascinating accounts of life and death struggles when the police are not at hand to help. It's going on right now on the NRA page in the Extra department.

10-3: Reporting a day late but using data harvested from the pervious day is the Folding@home results. It was a weak week with 1,895 points earned, 5 work units crunched and 7 users bested. Hope to have better results this coming week. Check it out in the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

10-2: A change of months and a change of seasons. This month we take down all the happy uplifting symbols of spring and summer such the collection of still living disembodied human entrails in our hall of organs and replace it with the more horrifyingly dark and spooky things of Fall and Winter such as election posters and political bumper stickers. Meanwhile, like the dead leaves from a tree, the news items of September 2006 can be found neatly raked into a pile in the News Archives department.

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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