Gasping for Air
No... they still haven't killed us, though they keep trying. Our mostly-ignored e-mail services on the Splurd domain were apparently pretty insecure, because splurd.com was sending shittons of spam without my knowledge. Because of this, Fuitadnet took us offline. I've deactivated a bunch of user names and I'm trying to work with Fuitadnet to prevent this from happening again. Sorry about the outage.
This proves to me that daily, even monthly polls don't mean jack. It also makes me wonder how great W's opposition is if they couldn't find one person who could beat a president whom half the country was iffy about BEFORE the election. Face it, everyone running our country sucks.
National Nacho Appriciation Day
According to FurAffinity, today is National Nacho Appriciation Day. Respect the Nacho, for it is the food of life and sustenance. Together we gather and pay homage to this delectable corn-based foodstuff. Bow your head and hold your hands in prayer (as you clench pencils in paw, and doodle your love to the Great Lord Nachonian Khan)! You, OBEY THE NACHO, for it is crispy and goes well with salsa.
Quote of the day
"We've turned so many of our children into fat drug addicts, it's like Rush Limbaugh had puppies." Bill Maher
~G.L. Jeff [10/13/2006]
Back, back and birthday!
Well, Splurd's no longer broken, so we're back. Elven Lacryment was down, but now it's up, so it's back. The webcomic Suicide For Hire turned two this Friday. Congradulations! Here's hopeing that Hunter and Arcturus keep reciving many more satisfide customers!
Holy shit! COMICS!
I updated *F4E*! A day early, even! A skytrain ride was all I needed, I suppose. . .
I love the English language
What better way to break long long posting silence than to point this out? This is why the English language is so much fun to play with. AND it's why it's so bloody hard to learn. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. This is a completely viable sentence. I will not be held responsible for any cerebral meltdowns as a result of trying to figure this one out.
Dec 22 2006 - International Mass Orgasm For Peace
According to this article, we can make the world a better place if we all have an orgasm on December 22, 2006, then directly afterwords think really hard about world peace. I support this. End war with sex. Get to it, folks.
If you need to smile, watch this
~Lunchbox Mike [11/23/2006]
And Q updates
No turkey for me. For I am Canadian, and my turkey day was back in October. Anyway, *F4E* updated.
About Child's Play 2006
Happy Birthday Algol.
Yeah, I updated *PiMH* ...and not F4E. And not with actual plot content. Ah well.
Tis the season for giving
On thursday, I'm climbing a whole bunch of stairs to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Go sponsor me! Now! Donate $10, $50 or $100! Seriously! Get to it! Let's all cure some shit!
UPDATE: Success! 53 flights of stairs and over $122,000 total raised at the event! Wee!
Selflessness is fun!
So, a while ago, I posted about donating to BC Children's Hospital or Child's play itself because BCCH kept me alive, and CP is a good cause. I'm happy to announce that I scraped together enough for DS number 17. Now...Q is the 17th letter of the english alphabet. This was fate. So, thank you for all your help! And if you can- feel free to donate more. It's for a wonderful cause! EDIT: Thanks to Jer's place of employment for matching our donation dollar for dollar. Not only did we give BCCH something fun, but we also now gave them money for life saving equipment! Who says we Splurdagumi are lazy?
Jer's thinkings for the holidays
I am an atheist. I am comfortable being an atheist because god told me it was okay. The nice thing about being an atheist who talks to god is I am certain that either god has a sense of humor and an intelligent awareness of his own paradox, or there is no god and I'm schizophrenic. Either is fine by me.
After getting tired of weeding the spam out of a forum that rarely gets used, I set it to 'suspended' for a little while. This is not permanent, it's just until we can get it cleaned out and better protected. If you need to contact us in the meantime, use the e-mail address at the bottom of the page.
Transcendence of Soul
For all you late-comers: To quote L.A. Style, James Brown Is Dead. There went the man that germinated much of just about every current music style that is championed by American black culture. Hip hop to modern R&B to funk... Thanks, James Brown, for everything.
Now, if we could just get Al Sharpton to fade back into the background...
It's not about the cloning!
If the forums were working I would totally shred your fucking pro-FDA no lables "argument". Leaving out the science-ignorant morons, there are plenty of people who want their Right to know where their food comes from and what's in it to be recognized. This has nothing to do with questions of safety and everything to do with being an informed consumer. Maybe when you decide to have a family and you're told to avoid Mercury and given a small list of foods but then find ABSOLUTELY NO LABELING to help you in your choices you'll realize who's side the government is really on.
Saw it coming...
Yeah... somehow I knew that someone might miss the point, but didn't expect this angle. My rant wasn't an 'argument' pro or con the FDA and it wasn't about not telling people what's in their food. My rant's focus is that cloned beef byproducts isn't any worse for you than non-cloned and that's all. Anything beyond that is assumed based on the reader's own perception and views. Sure, I like being told what's in my food, but my point is I will still eat a burger made from a cloned cow because there's nothing wrong with the meat itself while avoiding artifical sweetners, which are shown to cause problems. And I do have a family, a very large one, thanks.
Happy New Year!
Edit: I clearly stated my point and it was still missed. I'm finished here. Xrys, you can call me if you want to talk it over.
If you wanted to only rant about the "clone thing" then making sweeping generalizations about the Organic Movement/or similar movements - as well as baseless claims as to the quality of non-altered food products are wholly unecessary and inflamatory for those of us that adhere to a natural foods lifestyle. Your use of "guilt by association" rhetoric puts intellegent, discerning consumers in the same "ignorant box" as the mindless reactionary peons who make judgements on new technology without doing the research.