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10-31: 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.

10-30: George Carlin figured out a way to save gasoline while solving other American woes. Check it out on the Joke of the Weak. If you are easily offended, or feel like you should be offended for others, or even if you feel guilty for not feeling offended for others and would like to start making up for that today, then don't check it out.

10-29: Team Crunchinator is updated today with last weeks Folding@home distributed computing results. We earned 2,111 points by crunching 10 work units. Not a bad effort for a couple of layabouts playing a lot of Neverwinter Nights during the week. Check it out for yourself over in the Hobbies department.

10-26: Picky picky picky. I just can't leave my garden alone, I'm always picking on it. Read all about it in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

10-25: The High School Art page is updated today with yet another stupid picture I drew as a kid trying to shirk school home work. Check out "2nd Thoughts" and see why discretion is the better part of winning a Darwin Award. It's going on in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department.

10-24: "When it comes to your hunting lands, your hunting guns and your hunting rights, rour NRA doesn't care who stands in opposition." And they don't either. Read all about it in the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

10-23: Not much going on today besides choking in Southern California's wild fire smoke. I'd cough up an ash for you but we've only just met. I put up a Joke of the Weak for you, then it's back to hiding in the basement that I've pumped full of sudsy airport runway fire retardant.

10-22: The worst part of a vacation is coming back and seeing YOU guys! I thought it was all a bad dream but nope, there you are and here I am. Oh well, stiff upper lip and all that rot. Today's news is the Folding@home project update. Team Crunchinator earned 2,338 points by crunching 11 work units last week. Check it out over in the Hobbies department.

10-17: The Thai Dragon chilies are just pouring off of the chili plants! Envy my harvest of heat in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

10-16: Just a warning up front, there's not a whole lot going on this week. There is however a joke at the Joke of the Weak. Have a smile and a laugh at the very least once a day, doctor's orders!

10-15: It wasn't a bad week for Team Crunchinator despite Termie playing Neverwinter Nights all week. It's an older game with apparently little impact on the system. I'll have to think of another reason to lash him to a post and whip him bloodless. We earned 2,121 points by crunching 11 work units. How about them apples? It's happening today in the Hobbies department. Be there and be cool.

10-12: The chili pepper garden is bursting with ripening Thai chilies! Read all the gory details in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

10-11: I have another crummy art scan for you to ignore. It is a pic of some surfer in a West Side Story pose, a musical that was popular at the time the graphic was drawn. You can check it out if you want but be advised that it is pretty stupid. Head on over to the High School Art page in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department.

10-10: Wayne LaPierre, the Vice President of the NRA, is having a membership drive. I'm a member of the NRA, you should consider joining too if you haven't already. if you care about the Bill of Rights and not just the 2nd Amendment, then you should join the NRA. The 2nd Amendment is the front lines of the all out assault by the left on your constitutional rights as an American. You should be in on the fight if only to show your support via a head in the NRA headcount. The more numbers we have, the louder our voice. You can read the article on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

10-9: My wife found an article in the newspaper and showed it to me. It was so good that I scanned it into my optical character reader and put it on my Chili Pepper Humor page. Though not intended to be humorous, if you are a hot head like me and love Thai cooking, you will find this to be pretty funny. It's happening today in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

10-8: Thanks to Termie and his new computer game "Neverwinter Nights" our Team Crunchinator stats are down a bit. Fortunately it is an old enough game that I don't have to stop Folding@home from running in the background while the game plays. Because of this we still earned 2,025 points by crunching 11 work units. It's a Hobbies department happening, feel free to pile on the server.

10-5: The chili pepper harvest is going gangbusters on the Thai Dragon side of the garden. Get all the fiery details on the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

10-4: Looks like I still have no shame. I've scanned yet another crummy high school drawing and put it up in my Art Portfolio page. Look for "At Attention" in the High School Art section of the Hobbies department. Yes, before you say anything, I know it's stupid.

10-3: "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 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.

10-2: A great week was had last week for Team Crunchinator. We crunched 13 work units for a total of 2,362 points. That's major. Check out the results Team Crunchinator results in the Hobbies department.

10-1: October. This is the month you have been trying to avoid all year if you are old, and the month you have been waiting for all year if you are fat. Diabetics will please disregard this month and move on to a safer month because the fat kids will be brandishing candy like wooden stakes ready to plunge it into your diabetic heart. You can hide, but not for long as these jittering sugar rushed punks roam your neighborhood in costumed posses looking for swag. Your best bet is to hole out in the News Archives section in the September 2007 news. Nobody will look there... nobody EVER looks there... the bastards.

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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