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9-28: The Battle Cat's Litterbox is updated this morning with new and fixed links in the "Lh'owon Links" section of the main page. Added is Michael K. Neylon's Marathon 1 & 2 walkthroughs. Fixed is the dead link to To use the link you need an FTP client.

9-27: The Thai chili harvest is picking up and the future of the Habañeros is looking pretty rosy. Check all the dirty details in the Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

9-26: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for September: 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.

9-25: Sit back, relax for a moment and have a laugh at the Joke of the Weak courtesy of Gary's House of Wacks.

9-24: Team Crunchinator had a great week last week even though we lost the internet for an entire night because a power failure shut down our computers. We earned 2,390 points by crunching 11 large work units. Review our progress over the years by visiting the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

9-21: The Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary is updated today. For the first time since the harvest began, there is nothing in the drying oven even though there are ripe chilies ready for the picking! Read all about it in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

9-20: Take a minute to have a laugh at the Joke of the Weak courtesy of Gary's House of Wacks.

9-19: "No issue is more mainstream than exercising and protecting the freedoms that make America unique in the history of the world." This from John Sigler, President of the NRA. Read this and more in the President's Column at the NRA section of the Extra department.

9-17: For some reason unknown to me, Team Crunchinator over in the Hobbies department had a very bad week last week. The computer was up the whole time, access to the internet was uninterrupted, and there was not a whole lot of other processing going on. Still, we sucked big time with only 1,666 points earned and 8 measly work units completed. Sucks to be us.

9-14: The chili pepper garden keeps giving and giving. Plus, a reader writes in to ask about ants on his pepper plants. Check it all out in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

9-13: Another cheesy surfer drawing is put up in the High School Art page in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department. View this world class pencil sketch by a bored teenager at your own discretion. His dad was right, he should have been doing his homework!

9-12: "A Win For Free Speech. For all of us who have worked so hard to reshape the federal judiciary, proof positive of our success came this summer with a stunning turnaround by the U.S. Supreme Court in support of First Amendment rights." Read the good news on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

9-11: The proposed replacement for the World Trade Center towers:

Never forget

9-10: Team Crunchinator put another good folding@home week under it's belt last week. This time we earned 2,451 points by crunching 12 work units. Even so, we are still falling slowly behind as new and faster processors come online. Check out our weekly progress in the Hobbies department.

9-7: A busy week with lots of harvesting and a new drying strategy in order to try to keep up with the huge number of big, fat, slow-drying Habañeros. Check it out in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

9-6: "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.

9-5: Another good week for Team Crunchinator in the folding@home standings. We earned 2,240 points by crunching 11 work units. Check out all the gory details in the Hobbies department.

9-4: Like a fetid slab of information highway road kill on baking hot summer pavement, August 2007 is shoveled up and unceremoniously tossed into the bin of bygone moments. You are welcome to pay your respects to it in the News Archives, but expect to be crowded to the side by the crows, coyotes, and homeless bums looking for a free meal. Bring your own catsup.

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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