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7/6/2000

A Russian scientist has invented

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A Russian scientist has invented gasoline-powered boots that will let the wearer run at speeds of 25 miles per hour for periods of twenty minutes. Go go gadget boots! These things (especially the accompanying graphic) remind me of my days playing the wonderful role-playing game Paranoia, set in a darkly humorous future. Missions often began with a trip to the R&D labs (much like James Bond) where the players were given many potentially deadly devices that they had to use (and complete the multi-pages surveys that came with). Devices such as jet-boots. And tactical nuclear hand granades (”Pull the pin, throw, and run. Very, very fast. Maybe while wearing the jet-boots.”). Ah… those were the days.

On NPR this morning I

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On NPR this morning I heard someone advocate the logical extention to the “reality-based” TV craze: a show called “A Big Room with a Pile of Money and a Bunch of Knives“. He says the budget would be rather reasonable, as you’d only need a big room, a pile of money, and a bunch of knives. Spinoff potential? You betcha! “Celebrities in a Big Room with a Pile of Money and a Bunch of Knives who want to Marry Someone Else in a Big Room with a Pile of Money and a Bunch of Knives

Dear Dad, Happy birthday! You

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Dear Dad,
Happy birthday! You know, I find it pretty neat that people come by and read what I have to say, but I’m especially happy to know that you stop by every day. I do miss you. Leaving home so early, first for the summers and then across the country for college and then life, was very good for me in many ways, but I paid the price of not getting to see you (or mom, or Adrienne, or Lauryl) very often. I’m looking forward to your visit this month, to showing off my county home (note to self: clean the house) and my play. I hope your birthday is a nice one!
Love you and miss you,
eric