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Friday, December 24, 2004

Enter The Caption Contest (#1)


Elementary school kids in Compton celebrate the winter break.


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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Oops!

This is the reason why only a chosen...one knows about my blogger at my job. It's also the reason why I stopped posting my columns here and have often times thought about using an alias, perferably a german name.

Following publication of an Unreal item in last week's Riverfront Times, newsroom management at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch seized the computer hard drive of staff writer Daniel P. Finney and suspended him from reporting duties.

With a history at USA Today, Des Moines Register and the Bugaha World News on his resume, Finney seems to have carved out a nice little career for himself. Unfortunately crazy Roland H. Thompson ruined that career.

However, one line did irk me..

Others noticed his eccentric habits, including a desk crowded with action figures.

Hmmm...maybe I should take down my bobble heads and figures from Magic games I covered...


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Three Nuggets from Men's Health

In the latest edition of the classic magazine.

**For the married men Nicole Beland helps you out:

Q: Now that I wear a wedding ring, women in bars hit on me more than ever. Why?

A. Are you sure they're hitting on you? When women are in a good mood (a.k.a. tipsy), we get chatty and full of smiles. Sounds like flirting, I know. We often feel more comfortable being friendly with an attractive married guy than with a single one, because the married guy is less likely to do anything about it. So we feel safe, I'm sorry to say that those flirty women probably don't want to sleep with you, but you can rest assured that they find you attractive.

Blogger's Note: This is proof that many married men are still on the prowl. And maybe I should buy cheap wedding band before night at the clubs.


**In case you're working out and having problems, listen to Mark Verstegen:

Q: I lift all the time, but I feel as if I'm actually getting smaller and weaker with every workout. What's up?

A: Take a look at your training plan. Do you even have one? Your body needs new stimuli to encourage adaptation, so make sure there's a variety in your workouts. Avoid performing the same workout more than six times without changing something -- sets, repetitions, grips, or the exercises themselves. Try challenging yourself with more weight or adding an extra set. Finally, don't neglect your diet and nutrition. Including pre- and postworkout supplements can be the key to greater size and strength.


**And finally Jimmy the Bartender tells you not to date women with cats:

Q: I'm moving in with my fiancee. How can I tell her that her cat isn't invited? (Blogger note: Real subtle pal)

A: This isn't Burger King and you can't pick and choose what you want to come along with your girlfriend. When you agreed to move in with her, you agreed to accept her hair on your brush, her viewpoints on your microwaving technique, and, yeah, even her furry friend. If you tell her that her kitty isn't welcome, you'd better hope your girlfriend is the one who's declawed.

Blogger note: Really...don't date women with cats. The cat is FAR more important than you will ever be.

And a few extra notes:

-- If you need a fried, fast-food fix choose the Colonel's Original Recipe sandwich (no sauce) over Chick-Fil-A's original chicken sandwich. Apparently the Colonel has 90 less calories, an extra gram of protein, 17 less grams of carbs and 1/3 less sodium

-- If you like Old Spice cologne...you're a sad MF...However, the magazine suggests an upgrade to Kenneth Cole's Reaction ($55). It's cool, contemporary, and upbeat.

-- If you must, eat a slice of bacon over a sausage link for breakfast. The bacon is half the calories and half the fat per slice.

Enjoy

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Monday, December 20, 2004

Paper Clips...

I actually found this in one of the comments on Brent's site.

I'm reading how a new protest is sweeping this nation--the wearing of paperclips on lapels or collars. This is what the Norwegians did to silently protest the Nazis in WWII. I thought we should start. I'm going to begin tomorrow.

So me and a few co-workers started doing the paper clip thing since the office is overflowing with clips. Seems like a nice protest and if you are in favor of the war, you can silently support it by stapling your eyebrows together or something.

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