Monthly Archives: October 2004

I see dead people on TV

Some thoughts about the dead on “All Hallow’s Eve”- Noticed a new twist on ‘type casting’ watching TV recently. Catching the first few episodes of “Desperate Housewives” (could be subtitled “sex in suburbia” but it is developing into some sort … Continue reading

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(this is normally where the witty caption is inserted)

Here is a web site I stumbled across months ago and check on occasionally. It is the blog of someone who writes poetry using the subject lines from all the SPAM they receive. http://www.sperare.com/spam_poetry/blogger.html Speaking of poetry, I noticed where … Continue reading

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great opportunity to kill two issues with one gun

mi·li·tia n. 1. An army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers. 2. A military force that is not part of a regular army and is subject to call for service in an emergency. 3. The whole body of … Continue reading

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why cell phone commercials frequently show people dancing

(inspired by a recent post by jinzi) Working for AT&T/Lucent/Avaya for almost 20 years exposed me to many different philosophies about voice mail systems. We were “encouraged” to update our greeting daily and also include backup phone numbers for people … Continue reading

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*UPDATE* to yesterday’s post about Charlotte culture

Looks like others are also aware of Charlotte’s lack of “arts” or at least diversity. Reading the papers I missed while out of town last week I came across an article at the bottom of Thursday’s Observer headline section titled- … Continue reading

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if we leave early we can eat at a truck stop on the way

Picked up copy of ‘Creative Loafing’ during recent Atlanta trip. As I marveled at the arts and cultural event to choose from, I came across a review of a play titled “Maria Kizito”. The story is about the complicity of … Continue reading

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feel no way, mon

When did reggae develop a reputation for being anti-gay? Article in today’s paper alerted me and googling around the ‘net produced many confirming items. Even though I was exposed to music for years prior I consider my birth as a … Continue reading

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