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Besides being labeled as the "Most boring e- zine" on the net from a former reader, we have also received our very first web-award. That's right, instead of receiving further media coverage, finally some poor soul out there visited our page and deemed it worthy enough of an award. More
All of you have been at one time done your shopping in a grocery store. When you go there all you notice are the high prices, the long lines at the cashes, and of course, the rude grocery clerks. If you worked in a grocery store like I do, you would start to be a little nicer to the employees, knowing all the abuse they have to put up with customers. Many of you think that because you are a paying customer, you have to get everything you want, the way you want it. That's not true. More
I play Dungeons & Dragons. I admit it. I love it. Besides; it was my love of games and my interaction with the game's inventor (Gary Gygax, RIP old bear), whom I was proud to call a friend for a while, that made me go into multi-media. This week (and the week before, and the week before...) my group couldn't get together. So, instead I played with Photoshop. The result is rather D&D-ish... but I like it. More
Despite all its bad, the "evil" Capitalistic system has done more than any other system: it has brought humanity out of the dark ages; it has allowed freedom; it has created a level of comfort never experienced before; it has created a safer, healthier, better educated society; it has outlived all the other systems that tried to replace it; it has proved to be a truly democratic system we are all participating and voting members in; and, ultimately, when Capitalism does evil, it is society's collective fault. More
I love pizza. There's no doubt in my mind that pizza is the best foods in existence, and a really good reason to keep on living. Give me a big ol'pizza and an Extra Huge-sized Coke to wash it down, and watch me not care about the burdens that come with being alive and responsible in the latter half of the 20th Century. More
I'm going to rant about responsibility, and specifically responsibility regarding healthcare. In this province, and in fact nation wide, Canadians live with the knowledge that, should the need arise, we will receive excellent health care. There is no need for outside insurance; the homeless and unemployed receive the same access to care as the rich and famous, more or less. We attempt to distribute our resources based on need, and triage our patients accordingly. Admittedly this is not a perfect system, and it is not necessarily the most convenient for the individual who has a problem that is interfering with their lifestyle, but that isn't immediately life threatening, but for the most part it works. More
The great difference between college and university, are the professors. In the former, teaching is a part-time, on-the-side gig, for already-in-the-field professionals. In the latter, they are doctors because they are masters of a theory, not because of actual field experience. Here are some of the most common encounters of the latter within the halls of academia. More
I work at the post office. As anyone with kids knows, the post office delivers 'letters to Santa'. The little tykes write out what they want, and Mom or Dad posts the letter. A few weeks later, hopefully, the kid gets an answer. More
I love my country. The people, not the government. In the American ideal, the government is merely a tool for our use, and is not something to be loved or despised, nor something to be loyal to. The US government is the largest, most powerful machine ever built, but it is only a machine. An American's loyalty should be to the people. Not an abstract people, but the people you see and touch every day. Your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, countrymen. America is a marvellous, chaotic and strange place with all of the wonders and torments that you might expect from a society made up of people from every corner of the Earth. America has all of the glory and grime that results when you really try to maximize liberty for everyone. We have many successes, failures, virtues and vices. More
You've been single for a while, the last relationship you had lasted seven years, and you haven't dated since that one began. You're starting to think that, perhaps, it is time to look for someone to fill that vacancy left in your life...you know, that special someone you can trust, tell your secrets to, have long, intellectual conversations with. A soulmate who will stick with you no matter what, because they love you for who you are and not because of the car you drive or your income level. More
The train pulled into the station. He walked down the steps towards the bus that would take him home, where he wouldn't have to see things that made him nice again. Where people don't get raped, don't cry on your shoulder, don't sit in a wicker chair like a wounded puppy, looking at you as if you have any of the answers they seek. Only to go back to let it all happen again. More
It is with a heavy heart that one walks though the public high schools of this country to see the halls crowded with rude, loud- mouthed adolescents mindlessly meandering toward the next classroom. Beleaguered teachers, instead of being able to follow their profession of imparting knowledge, are forced to employ nearly all their time and energy just attempting to maintain order in classrooms packed with ignorant ruffians completely uninterested in learning anything who as they age either turn to welfare and crime, or worse, become lawyers and politicians, for lack of employable skills, or continue to ungratefully leech the life-blood of their hard-working parents. More
Got a spam in my mail today. Oh, not any old spam. Well, okay, I lied. It was like every other spam from the Internet. "Would you like to make more money." Yeah, sure, we all do. DELETE. Oop, what's this. Some little kid is collecting pen caps? What the hell? He wants my chewed up pen caps? Yeah, right. DELETE. Nice letter from myself saying that I've been online too long... hmm... DELETE. And what's this? More spam! More
Me to Rev.m on IRC - This guy on ICQ wants to know my bra size. What should I tell him?
Rev.m - Tell him it’s irrelevant since the car wreck.
Me to RIG - Well, it’s really irrelevant since the car accident.
RIG - Wow! Really? More
From behind, I only see his hair moving up and down a little. The old man is nodding and just says, “ya, ya.” He has the right of old age to know things better. More
Many of you have seen the film Titanic, which is about a great big boat that sank like a thousand years ago that for some reason everyone is just now getting worked up about. Some of you — I am speaking to the women here — have seen this movie several times. And I would like to know why. Have the principles of film-making not been adequately explained to you, so you think there's a chance the movie will end differently if you see it again? Do you think this is a Choose Your Own Adventure movie? Because it's not. No matter how many times you see it, the boat is going to sink, and the same people are going to die, including the guy who falls and whacks his noggin on the railing on the way down. More
Let's face it-English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger, neither apple or pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. More
It became perfectly clear at that point that I couldn't make more of an imbecile out of myself even if I tried. But, I thought, I am here now, the show must go on. I may as well get through with this farce. More
He was just starting out, making his way onwards and upwards with the British aristocracy. He had access to an after hours club. The rich, after all, can't be bothered with the everyday laws and rules designed for lesser beings. More
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