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1-31: Possibly the last big chili pepper harvest of the year, it was still a biggie. Read the Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary for all the gory details. It's going down in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

1-30: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for January: 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.

1-29: Another awful sketch from my teenage years is on the High School Art page in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department. Some poor slob is intent on going to Hawaii, but enough about me... I drew a picture of another guy in the same predicament.

1-28: Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department is the folding@home team for the House of Wacks. Consisting of a goof, a goofette, and a couple a bugs, Team Crunchinator has calculated it's way into the upper 97 percentile in the effort to help cure diseases caused by proteins that fold improperly. Last week we earned 2,344 points by crunching 11 work units.

1-25: The new growing season has started with the ordering of seeds and other chili pepper gardening items. It will be a small chili crop next year, get more details in the Chili Peppers Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers sections of the Hobbies department.

1-24: Not a lot going on today. There is a new joke over on the Joke of the Weak. Enjoy.

1-23: "If we're to reach the 2008 elections and beyond with our Second Amendment freedoms intact, we must raise an NRA army - now." This from the John C. Sigler, President of the NRA in his monthly column in American Rifleman. You can read the full article here in the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

1-22: Want to lose weight and burn the hell out of your mouth at the same time? Boy are you in luck. Research is being done into the connection to eating chilies and the reduction in growth of fat cells in your body. Read more about this on the Chili Facts page in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

1-21: The new week starts out with an update on the progress of Team Crunchinator in the Folding@home project. We had a pretty good week last week by crunching 11 work units and earning 2,446 points. That's from two dopes and a couple of bugs mind you! You can view our weekly and yearly progress on the Team Crunchinator page over in the Hobbies department.

1-18: It's mid-winter here at the House of Wacks and we are still harvesting chili peppers. We had a pretty good harvest too. You can read all about this on the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

1-17: If you thought the last High School Art picture was stupid, you have used up a description before it could be more aptly applied. It's OK, you can recycle your word, I'd hate to think that you'd be contributing to global warming by exhaling an extra word. Head over to the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department and start recycling!

1-16: Wayne LaPierre, the Executive vice President of the NRA writes: "I remember chaotic scenes of homeowners handcuffed, forced to watch police search for and seize their guns at a time when they needed them most." This was a scary time for honest folks with a very real need to defend themselves in a time of chaos and lawlessness. Read more in the Standing Guard column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

1-15: Have a yuk on the House of Wacks.

1-14: Team Crunchinator reports an amazing 2,624 points earned last week. It seems excessive but we did crunch 12 work units, which is quite a work load. This old computer just keep chugging away. You can view our slow but sure progress in the Folding@home project in the Hobbies department.

1-11: The Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary get rolled over into a new year with news of another huge winter harvest. Eat my habañeros Alaska!! It's all going down on in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

1-10: The High School Art page in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department has been updated. Now you have to go look at another stupid little pencil drawing I did when I was a kid. No, you HAVE to go look at it. It's a picture of a poor iddle surfer boy. Now damn it, no backing out! GO LOOK AT THE DAMN THING!

1-9: "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.

1-8: The Joke of the Weak archive for 2007 is now ready for download. Just head over to the Joke of the Weak and look in the left hand column towards the bottom for all the archived years. Each link is an entire year of the Joke of the Weak that will reside on your hard drive letting you peruse last years jokes offline until you get sick of it and mercy kill it.

1-7: The new year seems to be treating Team Crunchinator over in the Hobbies department pretty well so far. Even though Termie has be questing like he has never quested before playing Eschalon: Book I half to death everyday we are still making good progress. We earned 2,121 points by crunching what must have been 9 pretty big work units.

1-4: Team Crunchinator is updated today, way late in the week but with Monday's stats. The holidays really threw things off but it should start getting back to normal next week. Meanwhile I've archived year 2007 for Team Crunchinator, and as you all know by now, you can find all of this stuff in the Hobbies department. This is why I hate talking to you people, you act like you already know this stuff!

1-3: Enough of 2007, good riddance I say. On to 2008, ever forward, never back. Let us all kick the dust of 2007 off of our sandals and move on to the next year that will no doubt torment and punish us no matter how hard we try. It could be worse, we could be room temperature, so I'm not complaining, I'm just sayin'. I've rolled the website around to a new year, try not to touch anything yet, the paint is still wet. If you are looking for 2007, you can find it here on display in the News Archives like a dried bug with a pin stuck through it!

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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