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A Wish, From Me, To You
Please accept with no obligation, expressed or implied, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral celebration of the holiday practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all and.
uncomplicated recognition of the initiation of the generally accepted calendar year 2009 (and the Hebrew Years 5769 and 5770), but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only “America” in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual preference of the wishee.
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(This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.)
Oh, and that old flame who set me on fire for Valentine’s Day? Well, they really need to clean the undersides of these buses a little more frequently. But it was a helluva ride.
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”, by Vince Vance and the Valiants, featuring the tragically undercredited Lisa Layne
Our long national nightmare is over.
There a guy named Jim Cramer, who used to be a (fairly shady) hedge fund manager, and now anchors a show on CNBC called “Mad Money”.
Seems he pissed off a guy named Jon Stewart, who used to be a standup comedian, and now anchors America Most Trusted Fake Newscast, “The Daily Show”.
Jon mad as hell and he isn gonna take it anymore.
I hereby nominate Jon Stewart as Court Jester Laureate of the United States. Comment
A different kind of Installfest
It been traditional for some years now that if you wanted to get started playing with Linux, but weren quite up to it yourself this was before SuSE came in a box on a shelf, you understand that you could find a local users group, and go to a thing called an Installfest.
That a couple dozen guys who been there and done that, and who will be happy to do it to you(r computer). Comment
Paramount must be just about to release a Star Trek movie expected to be the most popular with a general audience evar: Harlan Ellison is suing Paramount for screwing him over.
Oh, they did, no question. Be interesting to see if this plays in the general press. Hey: Trekkers: Make sure your local movie reviewer has seen this. Comment
So lit looks as if I have
2 important openings in my life on March 31st.
It the day my new 175 seat call center opens, and it also the premiere of the (very roughly) 40th anniversary production of HAiR on Broadway.
Clearly, I won be there for opening night, but I pretty sure receptions being what they have been for rep company performances of the show around the US that it going to run for a while, and I planning a trip to visit Faith and see it; probably in May.
And, according to Wikipedia in one of those factioids I would check on before believing at 0725 UTC on 14 February 2009, the moon was in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligned with Mars. No word on whether peace was guiding the planets, or love steering the stars, though.