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{ Monthly Archives } October 2003

Support RATS!

At The Old Town School of Folk Music this evening, Mirandala and I were prepared to enjoy a delightful evening of entertainment by The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. What we didn’t bargain for was St. Rev. Jen and Rev. Jen Jr. (that’d be her little dog…apparently as important to her as Terry is to Shirley […]

Back to Back, Belly to Belly, I Don’t Give a Damn Because I’m Stone Dead Already

Happy Halloween, y’all! Hope everyone will be a) getting all dressed up, going out, and partying; b) staying home and happily promoting tooth-decay for the under-16 door-to-door set; or c) peacefully avoiding the whole stinkin’ scene. In case you just can’t make up your mind, here are a couple of Halloween links to help you […]

[More] Free in You

I know that you’re all relieved to know that, thanks to Dubya, the world is “more free.” No seriously. That’s what he said as he left Washington for an extended stay at the ranch in Crawford, TX. It’s good to know that with a ballooning deficit, chaos and bloodshed in Iraq (as of today, U.S. […]

Stevie Nicks Barbie

This one is sure to put the fundamentalists over the edge. Welcome to Secret Spells Barbie. The description for your new plastic friend? “An ordinary schoolgirl by day, this Secret Spells Barbie transforms at night. Open the included book to discover the mysterious compartment holding her secrets. Includes fun, potion-making accessories, including 2 mixes for […]

[No] Sympathy for the Devil

Just when you thought things couldn’t get weirder (and you should never think that, by the way), Dr. Richard Paley over at Objective Christian Ministries dives into a full-bodied rant on the evils of Macintosh computers. Apparently, Macs are part of the global, atheist conspiracy to inculcate evolutionism. Says Dr. Paley, “The real operating system […]

Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

I have entered the land of TiVo. Willingly. Voluntarily. And, perhaps, never to return. TiVo is one of those things that people warn you about – as in “once you try it, you’ll never know how you lived without it.” But the thing is, that you know you can live without it. You live without […]

Running Wild, Get Outta My Way

As promised, click here to view a photo album of Courtney’s 2003 Chicago Marathon Adventure. [Jusas Priest lyrics=1]

If There Ain’t, There Oughta Be

Well, there wasn’t and there shoulda been. A crowd, that is. Last night’s concert at The Arie Crown Theatre (located at McCormick Place) was one for the record books. It was Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. BIG in the Nashville scene, seemingly unknown outside Music City. Now Marty is an excellent Mandolinist, the husband […]

Love’s Recovery

I have been strangely taken by the plight of Roy Horn since his mauling/protective act by Montecore, and by the coverage of his partner, Siegfried Fishbacher. Check out the article on CNN regarding Siegfried’s acceptance of The World Entertainment Awards. The very fact that Siegfried would spend the time flying to Germany without Roy suggests […]


FYI: If you donate $$ today to MoveOn, every one of your dollars will be matched one-for-one, up to a cap of $300,000. What will your money buy? Here’s what MoveOn says: “Over the next months, we’re going to raise an unprecedented $10 million for the production and placement of ads that take the truth […]