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January 25, 2005

The Oscar Contest is Live!

This year's Oscar Contest is now open! Please head on over, register to play, and prognosticate madly about the choices of a capricious industry. Bring your friends, and enjoy the game!

Human Ingenuity

My sweet little boy, having already taught me to fetch when he drops a toy in a place where he cannot reach it, tonight taught me to pay attention by dropping a toy onto my shoeless instep.

Oscar Contest Coming Soon

The Academy Award nominees have been announced! Stay tuned for this year's Songdog.net Oscar Contest!

January 22, 2005

Jersey Drivers on Ice

It was in the early hours of the present storm, one set to dump between twelve to eighteen inches of snow on us here in northern New Jersey. The roads had not been plowed, sanded, or salted, and the packed layer of new snow had made things quite slippery. I was driving home on the Garden State Parkway when I was passed by a black Ford Expedition (two and one half tons) cruising by me in the right lane. The driver had rolled down his window to stick out his arm and as he drove along he was dilligently working over his windshield with an ice scraper.

It felt good to get home.

January 19, 2005

I said a-hip, hop, they don't stop

Hawaii has a frog problem.

Update: That main link is dead so here are a few others to the same or similar stories, lest this post be rendered useless before its time.

January 14, 2005

Back again

I was stirred by the repeated thumping in my back as the small woman behind me twice charged into me with her lowered umbrella.