Pretty good, huh?

Friday, March 26, 2004


Yeah, Well You Already Knew I Was Weird

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Get Off the Couch! And Live!

I don't make it a rule to read the obits, but on a plane, with time to spare, I read the whole paper.
This article about one of DC's eldest proves to me that you are only as old as you think. Driving at 102 is kinda scary to me, but skating to work and bowling a 187(!) on your 100th birthday(!) ...that's just cool.

But this is the coolest:
Mrs. White waged her own battle for racial equality in the early 1930s when she sat in the front of a bus in Alexandria, according to her nephew Peter McGalliaria Jr. "Mary was an activist before it became fashionable for blacks," he said.
In recounting the story she told him, he said: "The driver told her to move to the back. She asked the driver, 'How much did the white people pay?' After his reply, she said, 'Just pretend that I'm white.' The driver was so outraged, he drove off with Mary in the front seat."
I wish I had met her:
She never was old. She could dance, play tennis and she loved to play cards.
A full life. Rest in peace, at 105. Well done.

[Sorry dear reader(s). I've been on a short vacation. I'll blog about our trip to Colorado soon.]

Thursday, March 18, 2004

From the County Who Brought You the Scopes Monkey Trial

Tennessee County Wants to Charge Homosexuals

Commissioner J.C. Fugate, who introduced the measure, also asked the county attorney to find a way to enact an ordinance banning homosexuals from living in the county.

I'm sorry, and don't mean to be blunt here, but this guy should be subjected to homosexual butt sex in the most unpleasant manner. He's probably queer as pirate anyways.

As if gay people don't have enough trauma in their lives. Thanks for sanctioning hate and discrimination, Mr. Bush! I hope you enjoy your legacy!

Actually, upon further thought, close-minded crap like this never stands up in court. It always backfires. Maybe these inbreds are doing the homosexual community a favor.

UPDATE: They thought better of it.
Social worker Esther Jackson, 24 — one of 300 people who attended Thursday's meeting — held a sign reading: "Breed Love, Not Hate."

"It's just ignorance is all," she said of Tuesday's vote.

Yup. ETJB agrees.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

More Amazing Products

For the woman that has everything.

Oh, and, I won't be needing the magic cone.

Order yours here.

You know, my birthday is coming up...

Saturday, March 13, 2004

I'm just trying to keep up the ETJB reputation as THE GO-TO SITE for workplace quiz diversion

Are you a geek? ETJB is in the middle:

You are 31% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at

Thanks to Big Stupid Tommy.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

If I Was Gonna Get Into the New Testament...

I spose having Johnny Cash help out might make it more interesting. And believable. And creepy?

It says released in January 2004. Was this recorded from the hereafter?

Monday, March 08, 2004

"in the midst of an unprecedented salary dump"

It's kind of sad watching them all go.

The Capitals are also shopping goalie Olaf Kolzig, defenseman Brendan Witt and Grier around the NHL, numerous sources said, with the trade deadline set for 3 p.m. Tuesday. Ottawa, Washington's opponent tonight, was making a strong push to land both Kolzig and Witt, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, while Colorado, Philadelphia and Vancouver were also exploring trades for Kolzig, who has $12.75 million left on his salary.

Like watching your favorite band break up. Percentage-wise, most solo acts suck.

I guess I'm not in the club

Me scores a 37.

(Libertarian Purity Test)