December 9th, 2004

Name That Tune!!


Funniest, loudest, fastest song EVAR - who was the band and what was the song title? First correct answer wins my respect, if you don't have it already...


When I was younger, I had a habit of reading the dictionary. I have had a lifelong fixation words, and the dictionary was always interesting reading for me. I also used to mark the words I would look up in red ink. Years later, I saw what would become one of my favorite movies ever, Say Anything. In one scene, John Cusack is looking through Ione Skye's dictionary and she relates a similar story. I think in part that is why that movie is so precious to me, but mostly it is because I think Lloyd Dobler is possibly the most ideally romantic character ever conceived in my lifetime. For years after my main goal in life was to be him, to be as thoughtful and kind as him.

I have the feed of the dictionary_wotd added to my friends list, and the point of this post is to recommend it to you all in case you haven't added it yet, which you can do by clicking here: .

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We all must do our part...

Some of you may remember that back in May, the Salvation Army threatned to close soup kitchens for tens of thousands of New York’s homeless and walk away from other projects if the city enacted legislation requiring firms that do business with New York to offer health benefits to the partners of gay staffers. Even Target stores got into the fray and decided to kick the bell ringers to the curb.

This pissed me off in a big way.

Sources: [ | Datalounge I II | Outrage! | Free Republic]

True, the Salvation Army does a lot of good, for which they should be commended. It wouldn't really hurt them if a few hundred thousand people made statements about this sort of thing when their bell ringing soldiers are out trying to collect money. I am personally not annoyed as much as some people are by the bell ringing, but if that's your thing then you'll love this!

Print the picture of the custom 3 dollar bill below and cut it out. Print several copies if you must. Give them out to friends at Giftmas parties, and take them with you when you go to do your holiday shopping. Drop them into the red pail of a bell ringer this holiday season, and put your money where your mouth is. Then go home and put your mouth somewhere more interesting...

By all means, please link to this post!

In other news, one of my favorite restaurants in town burned up last night. Deorio's is no more, and neither is Hilton Hear B&G upstairs from what I understand, as this is where the fire started. Makes me glad I had lunch there this past Saturday, who knows if they'll rebuild. Very sad indeed.