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    Warning Will Robinson!

    Feel free to post comments, rants, or even personal attacks. It simply shows your wish for taunting if you do the latter.

    You can say anything you want here. But if you get stupid I reserve the right to point it out, call you lots of inventive names and laugh like hell.

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    Note: "right" either means this blogger is correct or that they lean right. I know what I mean by it. How do you take it?

    The Other Side Of The Street

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    (for NY Libs)
    The name say it all
    (Pissed Liberals)
    Luna Kitten
    See? I told you I had a liberal friend!!!

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    The Wide Awakes

    Many Thanks to Tommy Sands for giving us permission to use it on the album Songs and Stories.

    The earth's getting hotter with each passing year
    Claim scientists, leftists and people that fear
    Al Gore's propaganda and rising sea levels
    The U.S. is evil and Bush is the devil
    We must cut back on our fossil fuel
    The money be damned this isn't a duel
    The snow pack is melting the glaciers are going
    The hurricane season is sure to be growing
    The deserts will grow and cities will flood
    Where once ran our rivers will soon be dried mud
    Our driving and making the items we crave
    Is driving our planet to a nice early grave
    The fix is uncertain cuz we're not really sure
    If taking away your SUV is a cure
    Or maybe make everyone live in apartments
    And eat only vege's so no more meat markets
    Cows make the gas, as you surely know
    That's making our temperatures on our home grow
    To levels not seen since the cretaceous era
    When dinosaurs roamed in the untainted air
    Which gets me to thinking what could they have done
    To make things much warmer and ruin their run
    Of millions of years as the dominant species
    I think Al Gore's line may be two tons of feces
    I know that the dino's did not drive around
    In cars or make asphalt to cover the ground
    They didn't burn coal or oil or gas
    Al Gore must be talking right out of his ass
    The earth got much hotter way back in the day
    Before man came along to ruin the way
    That nature would balance the hot and the cold
    To think we're so big is certainly bold
    We're a pip, we're a dot in the history of time
    But to think we're so powerful is purely sublime
    If you want to know what makes it get hot
    I have your clue, come and give it a shot
    I'll give you three guesses to make this game fun
    Here's a hint it's that big ball of gas called the sun
    Time to roll up a new character my friend.

    If you understand the title of this post, or it's first line, then you may be sad to learn, if you don't already know, that Gary Gygax has passed away.

    I admit it...I am kind of a geek, but I am a specialized geek. I am an old school D&D geek, still using first edition modules and first edition versions of the AD&D DM Guide and Players Handbook, dogeared, marked up and beloved. I can probably quote most any page, like a Southern Baptist Preacher with a Bible. I still play, not as much as I wish, but that is about to change, as I am introducing my son and his vivid imagination to the game next week. For a child raised on video games and computer technology, it may be a bit of a change, but among my many geeky talents is Tale Telling, Yarn Spinning and Master Crofter of the Spoken Word, bardic arts, if you will, and it is a skill I have honed over many years of countless ren faires and SCA events. As I said....geek.

    My geekiness is a pure geekinees. I read LOTR at 8, and have never seen the movie, refusing to taint the movie in my head with a second rate version from a fat wannabe directing geek. I can discuss in depth Dragonlance storylines, and in fact it was because of those books that I was tagged with my nick, which stuck. I make Tas look absolutely timid. In fact, if you hear someone call me by my given name, not only am I slow to answer, rarely using it, but you can be sure that they have known me since I was a wee bairn.

    I won't spend a lot of time on maudlin prose, suffice it to say that D&D had an impact, not only on me but on many many people. Adam Rogers has said it best in this post here (click here).

    So here's to you Gary.

    We make our way to the tavern, calling for ales as we pass through the door, except for our erstwhile abstaining paladin, who asks for water, and we find seats by the fire, keeping an ear out for interesting conversation that may lead to adventure, or a scornful remark about our scarred up dwarvish traveling companion, hoping for a good brawl, and I am wearing my bracers of speed +2 that give me automatic initiative in any fight.

    Can someone bring me a Mt. Dew?