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Saturday, July 16, 2005
It's only your birthday, and God knows you've had a few. Yes, today is DogMan's birthday. I bought him a few pairs of jeans and I downloaded an audio clip wishing him a Happy Birthday! After all, what more could anyone want married to me? A gypsy jazz guitar, maybe? Well, he's already ordered that for himself, and he needs the jeans. (Thanks, Chris, for the audio clip link!)
Speaking of dogs, here's the funniest dog video (short) I've seen!
Today would have been Betty's birthday, too. Not that you should know who this Betty person is, but at least one person will know. And to that special person I say, I didn't forget :) And DogMan got your hilarious card. (Dirt -- close call! HA HA HA!! ) In fact, I handed him the jeans with your card so I could read it, too. (Hey! Like he needs another card?) So I know you won't be reading this until at least Sunday night. Hope your cruise was fabulous!
Friday, July 15, 2005
"THE NIGHT WAS SULTRY"
And the day, too. In fact it's been in the 90s for so long I can't recall an 80-something day. Nights maybe but not the days. I wish I were on that boat. It's been so long since I was on a boat or water skiied. siiiiiiiiigh. And this year I'm super sensitive to the sun. But it's Friday, and I've finally broken through my writer's block in two pieces I've been working on. YEE-HAW!
Links. Have I got some links for you!
8 Democrats in Permanent Decline: LET'S ASSUME A 1994-STYLE Democrat tidal wave on Election Day 2006: Democrats keep all their incumbents and open seats and pick up the Tennessee open seat, the Rhode Island seat, the Pennsylvania seat, and the Missouri seat. (Vermont, which will likely go from being held by independent Jim Jeffords to being held by Socialist Bernie Sanders, is a wash.) That's a net pickup of four seats, which means Republicans will maintain a 51-48-1 majority.
8 FOOD FIGHT! It’s between the Frogs and the Limeys.
8 Guess who is haunting Gayle’s new blog?: [Y]ou certainly didn't take long to find my blog!
8 Tyler gets the DNC’s pun . yuk-yuk
8 Did someone start this business after reading RATED F (the funniest book I've ever read)?
8 And last, but neverever least, we have someone else who would choose to see Leo DeCaprio go down with the Titanic! Anyone else?
Well, I'm off to pound away on my keyboard.
GAS-SNIFFER NOSE SHE'S WHIPPED
An expert in eating disorders collapsed in a supermarket after inhaling propellant from whipped cream cans, according to police.
Lisa Berzins, 49, a prominent psychologist, was arrested on a warrant Friday charging her in the May 29 incident, The Hartford Courant reported.
According to the arrest-warrant, Berzins was found lying on the floor of a market and bleeding from her head. She told police she did not know what happened.
Police determined Berzins apparently inhaled from three cans of whipped cream containing nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, the affidavit says.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
IT'S NOT QUITE BELATED
I almost forgot to post this today, but I still have 2 hours remaining to wish Boss a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I did send him TWO cards, so it's not like I forgot. If I had the money, we'd be at Applebee's celebrating.
He sent me this common cents link :-)
UPDATE: LET'S BE CAREFUL OVER THERE
I blogged last week on Steven "Hill Street Blues" Bochco's new Fx show OVER THERE, wondering if this was going to be another political platform for Hollywood. Today, Bochco was quoted in Page Six as saying that he's never been to Iraq, and then he added this illuminating bit:
"When I become King, I'm going to change only one basic law of the land: War can be fought only by guys over 50, 'cause guys over 50 ain't going to put their asses on the block for anything — except maybe the proctologist." I guess that pretty much cements his anti-war ideology. It should be no wonder then that I don't trust Bochco with the subject of the war. And, considering the series and the war will be running concurrently, I can't help but assume that OVER THERE will be a political agenda platform for Bochco and his left coast cronies.
Speaking of all things war and Muslims, Bridget, whose blog GOPVixen is a must-read, wrote a piece in the WSJ today:
Hollywood's Last Taboo
Movie studios censor themselves to placate Muslim pressure groups.
Movies don't just offer us an escape, but reflect our realities and familiar experiences. Thursday's brutal attacks on London reminded us of a reality we've been living with for years now--Islamic terrorism. But don't hold your breath to see it portrayed as such onscreen anytime soon.
8 Check out this short video refresher to see what those rapscallion terrorists have been doing since February 1998.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
IS NOTHING SACRED?!?
Weekly Reader editor arrested in sex case
IF YOU WERE A FLY ON THE WALL
Pam, at Blogmeister, asked me, "What ten events would you care to witness if you could travel in time and observe them?" Jaaaay-zus, TEN? As soon as you ask me such a question my mind draws a complete blank, so I feel lucky I came up with four. Read Pam's; hers are thoughtful.
1)The day Terri Schiavo collapsed.
2)The reaction on Kerry’s face when he realized he had lost.
3)The Pilgrims’ first winter, to learn how they managed.
4)The day that Bush landed on the aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln, on May 1, 2003.
Rachel's are really good!
Larry is obviously another history buff.
THIRDWAVE has posted his excellent list. Say, am I the only one who's not a history buff?
Chris, at LuckyDawgNews, has posted his list: Pam came up with some good ones. I even participated in one of them: tearing down the Berlin Wall. Had a souvenir piece of concrete that I knocked off. That was hard work too. Damn wall was like granite and built to last. It couldn't survive the Gipper though.
Mrs. Media Matters has posted her list, and even though she would have liked to have seen the Titanic launched, she never mentioned a desire to witness Leo DiCaprio go under with the ship. Wasn't he the most important passenger aboard? ... well, besides Kate Winslet's boobs, that is.
UPDATE! This just in from Mrs. Media Matters: Definitely Kitty. I would love to see Leo go down with the ship.
Thank the Lord and pass the salsa!
Gayle has posted her list on her brand-spanking-new blog (and she's already changed its look:).
What are your answers?
Oh, and that picture? I'm not a man or a smoker; I just liked the picture.
A BLAST FROM THE PAST
There used to be a blog called Red Line Rants. I saw it for the first time last year listed in my hit meter stat referrals, and because the words were all run together, it looked like redlinerants. Because I had no idea that the Red Line was a DC subway, and the blogger, Tyler, blogged from DC, I read it as RedLinerAnts. His blogging withered away as he became very immersed in the elections. Today, as I perused the referrals in my stats, I came across Midwest By DC, so I checked it out, and it's Tyler. Welcome back Tyler!
BUSH: “The terrorists know they can't defeat us on the battlefield. The only way the terrorists can win is if we lose our nerve. This isn't going to happen on my watch."
I'm on a tight schedule today, so here are some worthy links:
* The Plame Game continues: OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB
* PLEASE NOTE Gayle’s NEW blog: The old one didn’t work but this one does!
* NYC Teachers are flunking.
* Oops!: The first time Bono and Madonna got together to save Africa, the unintended consequence was the death of perhaps as many as 100,000 people.
* Keigh on Lessons from the Sidelines
* Lucky Dawg News talked to Congressman Tom Udall (D) NM and it's all about the cheese baby.
* [T]he cow became a "four-legged flame-thrower."
* Tom Cruise is raising his children crazy.
Monday, July 11, 2005
LA DI DA MONDAY
I really have little interest these days in the greater problems at hand, at least not here at KittyLitter, not today. I've already posted CLUB GITMO: THE UGLY TRUTH at LifelikePundits. LLP is always on top of the news.
I've got two unrelated items for you today:
Say it with colorful chocolate: Did you know that you can order MMs in just about any color, AND you can customize them with sayings? Like, MARRY ME, LINDA! I've ordered them in the past and was very pleased ... I mean besides the great tasting chocolate.
Rik, my favorite American blogger living in Italy, has posted more on his travel adventures along with to-die-for photos. Scroll down through his site for dozens of scenic pictures.
BOOK NEWS I
The ever gracious Madge.
MATERIAL GHOST: MADONNA says she wrote the Kabbalah-themed children's books "Mr. Peabody's Apples," "Yakov and the Seven Thieves" and her latest, "Lotsa de Casha" — but our inside source says otherwise. "All of Madonna's books are written by the Kabbalah Center's official ghostwriter, Eitan Yardeni," we're told. "Eitan also writes all of Yehuda and Phillip Berg's books and the Kabbalah Books for the Center. Last summer, he flew to London to help Madonna write the last book, but she didn't really do anything." A rep for the Material Mom didn't return calls.
BOOK NEWS II
HOLD THE RICE: STEPHEN King's son, Owen, hopes the New York Times Book Review covers his debut novella and story collection, "We're All in This Together" — but not if it commissions a certain other famous son of a horror writer to review it. "I just hope they don't get Christopher Rice to do it," Owen, 28, tells Post book critic Steve Garbarino. Christopher Rice is the novelist son of vampire fanatic Anne Rice. "It would make a mockery of all my hard-earned efforts," says the literary-leaning Owen, who's trying to avoid a "horror" typecasting. The Times' bookworms did not return calls. For the record, The Post liked it fine.
BOOK NEWS III
The only reason I'm posting this at all is because William Burroughs was supposedly an "icon in the counterculture movement" and "was considered a leading member of the Beat Generation." Reading that just cracked me up! I mean, really, look at the old geezer. I'll probably live to regret that bit of snarkiness when I'm a geezerette.
Historic designation for Burroughs' home sought
Lawrence city commissioners tonight may make it a little easier to remember. Commissioners will consider approving a recommendation by the city’s Historic Resources Commission to place the former home of renowned but controversial author William S. Burroughs on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
James Grauerholz — longtime friend and current executor of Burroughs’ estate — said the move was appropriate, even though he acknowledged that the writer was far from being universally loved. Burroughs accidentally shot and killed his wife during a “William Tell” game in 1951 in Mexico City and was a frequent drug user.
BOOK NEWS IV
If you haven't watched the hilarious 1989 movie PARENTHOOD, you should. It's a Ron Howard movie and the funniest film on raising children today. For those who've seen it ... Remember the sweet little preschool daughter who was "perfect"? Her parents were played by Rick Moranis and Harley Jane Kozak. Besides being an actress, Harley Kozak also writes. When I'm finished with my current book, I'll begin reading her debut novel DATING DEAD MEN.
Sunday, July 10, 2005
YOUR SUNDAY BLOGGERS PROJECT
I've often said that I didn't have the bloggiest idea what I was doing when I started blogging here at KittyLitter. I posted text and linked to articles, but I didn't post picures, and KL wasn't set up for comments. (Blogger was not as advanced back in Nov. '03 when I began.) It wasn't until I "met" Pat, who was primarily blogging at KerryHaters then, that I learned how to do those things, which is why I occasionally refer to him as St. Patrick. He taught me the ropes of blogging. Probably the most difficult one to learn was trackback, which is how bloggers let other bloggers know that they've linked to one of their posts. It's like a calling card. Pat figured it out and then he taught me. Ironically, it's quite easy. Trackback not only has the potential of increasing your blog's traffic, it's simply a common courtesy. Yesterday, THIRDWAVE put out an S.O.S. signal for help with trackback. I posted his plea on LifelikePundits, and St. Patrick not only stepped in as usual, he posted an absolutely EXCELLENT trackback explanation (with pictures!) at Brainster which even I understood! So, any of you bloggers reading this who have not yet installed trackbacks, hop over to Pat's Brainster and LEARN HOW! Pat makes it easy, you'll see. And once again, thanks to St. Pat! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a few trackbacks to do :)