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Sesame Street Carries “Adults Only” Warning

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Say what? At a recent all-ages home screening, a hush fell over the room. “What did they do to us?” asked one Gen-X mother of two, finally. The show rolled, and the sweet trauma came flooding back. What they did to us was hard-core. Man, was that scene rough. The masonry on the dingy brownstone at 123 Sesame Street, where the closeted Ernie and Bert shared a dismal basement apartment, was deteriorating. Cookie Monster was on a fast track to diabetes. Oscar’s depression was untreated. Prozacky Elmo didn’t exist.

Nothing in the children’s entertainment of today, candy-colored animation hopped up on computer tricks, can prepare young or old for this frightening glimpse of simpler times. Back then — as on the very first episode, which aired on PBS Nov. 10, 1969 — a pretty, lonely girl like Sally might find herself befriended by an older male stranger who held her hand and took her home. Granted, Gordon just wanted Sally to meet his wife and have some milk and cookies, but . . . well, he could have wanted anything. As it was, he fed her milk and cookies. The milk looks dangerously whole.

My Toilet

Friday, September 21st, 2007

I was told I now have one of the biggest toilets in HDBland but personally, I don’t believe it as I’ve seen people convert an entire bedroom into a toilet. But anyway, it started with this:

Redundant Kitchen

After almost 2 months of appeals and approvals, it all got torn down, excepting the horrible white pipes that were verboten to be moved:

The White Pipe of Anguish.

And now, with 80% completion, I think it looks like a clinical shed for milking cows:

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Just did a simple light test in the bed room:

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I like it.

Discussion

Friday, August 17th, 2007

How we do discussions

So here we were standing around the Shit Hole and the Water Pipe of Anguish in a cramped and stinking toilet.

All was well when the “Black & White” minutes of the meeting was given the Red Check of Approval. Yay!

19th Anniversary

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

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The Sun does arise,
And make happy the skies;
The merry bells ring
To welcome the Spring;
The sky-lark and thrush,
The birds of the bush.
Sing louder around
To the bells’ chearful sound,
While our sports shall be seen
On the Ecchoing Green.

Old John, with white hair.
Does laugh away care,
Sitting under the oak,
Among the old folk.

They laugh at our play,
And soon they all say:
“Such, such were the joys
When we all, girls & boys,
In our youth time were seen
On the Ecchoing Green.”

Till the little ones, weary.
No more can be merry;
The sun does descend,
And our sports have an end.
Round the laps of their mothers
Many sisters and brothers.
Like birds in their nest.
Are ready for rest,
And sport no more seen
On the darkening Green.

– The Ecchoing Green, William Blake, The Songs of Innocence

Why We Need Scientists

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Because they persevere.

Key Quote: “Grigioni, now back in Switzerland, said she could normally get tortoises to ejaculate within minutes, but spent months manually stimulating George and never extracted semen from him.”

Building Blocks For A Happy Marriage

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Key Quote: “He is the head of your household, and God placed him in authority over you. Learn when he wants you to give advice, and when he desperately needs someone to believe in his plan. Learn to be silent even when you disagree. Learn to just squeeze his hand or distract him with a kiss when he might be saying unkind words to someone else. There are times when you will need to speak up, humbly. Practice being a submissive wife so he will hear you at those times.”

I prefer the more poetic version preferred by wife-beaters.

“Relentless”

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

This word was used to describe my actions in a recent commendation.

I think I would go into debt-collecting if I wasn’t so shy. ;)

Oh dear…

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

South Koreans are so competitive

I am not mad

Monday, April 16th, 2007

I just get these headaches:

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Rome was not built in a day because I was not the project manager.

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Girl,

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

overpowered.

Beddings and such

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

My favourite activity is actually inner eyelid study. I spend a fair amount of time on it, studious, you might say.

As such, I need really comfortable study materials. I’ve decided on my matteress, but the bed spreads are another thing altogether, there are really a lot of technical details which, fortunately is easily explained in this really handy guide on how to choose bedsheets.

This is good as I’ve found some really nice bedsheets.

Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?

Monday, April 9th, 2007

This blog is currently blogging inside a wardrobe with a 3G Modem attached to his notebook.

It’s slow, ok for blogging but I think I won’t be visiting Azeroth any time soon and the world will have to fend for itself against terrorists and the faithless until I get back on my feet.

The Sunlight of the Soul

Monday, March 12th, 2007

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If we care not for the present,
And our thoughts are on the past,
And we know not of the future
With its darkened clouds o’ercast:

When the storm-clouds of the present
Darken all our hopes and fears,
And our hearts grow sad beneath them,
And our eyes our dim with tears:

Hours of trouble, hours of sorrow,
Soon with splendor overcast,

Turn the sorrows that we borrow
Back into the distant past.

Thus with past illumination
Is our present hours made bright,
And our former darkened moments
With a glory-wave made light.

Then the beauty of the sunshine
To the present gives a glow,
As with misty gleams the future
Glances on the scenes below.

For our hearts must then grow lighter
As we catch those pleasant beams,
And our eyes with light grow brighter
With the soul’s reflecting dreams.

And the storm-clouds that o’ershadow,
Pass away beneath the rays
Of a former golden pastime,
As reflected on our ways.

Teaching us that ‘neath the curtain
Where the darkness lurks within,
That our thoughts will cast a shadow
Where the sunlight should come in.

Thus in moments when we’re nervous
With a care that few can test,
Then this sunlight that is golden
Gives our soul its needed rest.

And our troubles quickly vanish
As the storm-clouds backward roll
From the glory of the spirit,
And the sunlight of the soul.

– James S. Jennings.

Autonomous Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

They are very very compelling. My colleague is test-driving one now.

When you see windmills throwing jellyfish (Hi Gurge!) at Pirates

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Run.

New Radiation Logo