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ARCHIVE MATERIAL 1999 to June 2003

 

In Remembrance

Never Forget - Remember the Heroes

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i usually make a lot of typos, i eventually correct them, as i stumble back across them. pls bear w/me, and ignroe them. thnaks !!!

If you don't already know me, you'll probably think I'm nuts. Well, you're not completely wrong. I run on a slightly different frequency as everyone else. It's not noticeable all the time, but if you deal with me everyday, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

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Never Forget

 

Visit Frank Leone Rare Coins, Inc. All coins on this web page are conservatively graded and in choice condition unless clearly described as otherwise. With links to Frank's auctions on E-Bay.

Please visit D. A. MacPherson Guitar Works. Where you can find "Affordable Fine Handcrafted Guitars". Repair, setup, adjustments on acoustic and electric guitars.

ARCHIVE MATERIAL 1999 to June 2003

Jack's Photography
Orchard Beach April 2004 Gary Yucker memorial page
Astoria Park photos - April 2004 Sarah Dreslik memorial page
College Point from the air Feb. 2004 Frankie V pics. January 2004
snow storm pics from our last 2 storms - 1/15/04 and 1/18/04 Some Whitestone Bridge area pics Winter 2003- Pic1 , Pic2 , Pic3
Christmas 2003 Fall Colors @ Billy & Viv's Vermont home - Oct. 2003
BBQ @ John & Michelle's -Aug. 2003 BBQ @ the Young's home -Aug. 2003
Fun @ Billy & Viv's Vermont home -Aug. 2003 vintage pictures of Queens - http://www.queenspix.com/
Buffalo trip pics Aug 2003 New York Aquarium pics 2003
Bryant Park Hotel and Central Park 2003 photos Summer Butterfly 2003 photos
Nicole Dance Recital photos My PEZ stuff and house shots
Grace & James Wedding photos College Point Memorial Day Parade 2003 photos
Malba Car Show photos Spring Blooms 2003 photos
Christmas 2002 photos Illinois family Christmas 2002
Bryant Park Tribute to 9/11 Mark Cascia memorial page
The Who with Robert Plant opening at Jones Beach Leone Friends BBQ 2002 photos
Leone Family BBQ 2002 photos Beaver Hollow team photos or Beaver Hollow photo slideshow (8mb)
Rosanne 40th Birthday Party photos Ralph Cantalupo memorial page
Christmas 2001 photos Halloween 2001 party photos
World Trade Center Attack memorial page Billy's Surprise 40th Birthday party August 2001 photos
Spring/Summer 2001 photos Vintage photos discovered 2000
Nonny's 90th Birthday Party 2000 Back by popular demand - the Factors team
My PEZ Display Keith's Vega photos
My little monkey boy Start saving for braces Dad
I'm not listening to you The House on the Hill (College Point)
Whitestone Bridge (winter) Montauk Lighthouse

Got some images or other material that should be considered for posting ? Please mail me your contributions, and I will consider them for posting.

Check out all the latest at the Vintage pages
bulletVintage photos 041704
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also check out Krumb's photo site, contains some vintage material of some of the boyzz.

As of 12/20/01 the World Trade Center site has officially stopped burning after 100 days. No other fire has burned for so long.

We must never forget this !!!

thanks!! JD

Archived Material - 1999 thru Nov. 2001

 

Never Forget - Remember the Heroes

ARCHIVE MATERIAL 1999 to June 2003

What's New

bulletIf you are worried about Big Brother watching over you, (as the Eluisve Sail Capri and my boy Krumb are), then read the following material sent in by PR that covers this emerging technology called RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Some scary potential here. Gotta weigh the benefits with the personal costs to freedom. (6/25/03)
bullethttp://www.nocards.org/
bullet www.stoprfid.org
bulletMy little run in with security over photos has taken on a following. So here are some more of those 'unsanctioned' photos. Enjoy. I'll post more from my library.
  1. A couple of our colleagues - renegades
  2. Another of my boy Roy
  3. Building in winter
  4. Building w/Empire State Building
  5. Here's one of Gloria in front of a NJ building (does this one count ??)
bulletMy boy Roy and Mike on the job. This is one of those 'unsanctioned' photos
bulletCheckout photos of my God-daughter's dance recital. Nicole, you did great. You are starting to  look more and more like me each day.
bulletMy oldest bought a car, drove it home, got into an accident, so has to get things sorted out. Here are some shots of the car. Not a bad looking ride. Good Pic , Pic1 , Pic2 , Pic3 (6/24/03)
bulletSR provided this link for amusement. www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/you.html Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Oh, by the way SR, I get to allocate your share of GIC, so I probably won't forget this...
bulletA couple of late submissions from our roving reporter CS. This one is simply titled Have you hugged your flag today ???
bulletThis actually works, cause it happens to me too...

A  man approached a very beautiful woman in

Jewel supermarket and said,
"I've lost my wife here in the supermarket.
Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?"
The woman looked puzzled. "Why talk to me?" she asked.
"Because every time I talk to a woman with  breasts  like yours,
my wife appears out of nowhere
"
 

bulletDL tossed this one over the fence. She's going on vacation and will be missed. It's a goody, and what I always wait for at these weddings. (6/20/03)

WHAT IF......

You are at the wedding...

You are a total Diva...

The best dress, a perfect hairdo...

You fall in love with an invited guest...

You get secret looks the entire night...

On the dance floor, he's by your side constantly, & he dances like a God...

You are the couple of the evening...

The anticipated moment has arrived for all single women...

The bride is about to throw the bouquet...

You are first in line, in a strategic position...

Once there, you wait for the right moment...

You look at him sensually, and with your eyes you tell him...

If I catch the bouquet...I Will Marry You!

And then,.........the moment you've been waiting for...

The bride throws the bouquet...

He doesn't stop looking at you...

You jump like never before to catch the bouquet...

Your arms stretched out...

Your hands open...

And suddenly...

bulletYou have to checkout this Billy Joel tribute of We Didn't Start the Fire. Absolutely amazing website. Thank You CS, you've outdone yourself . http://www.its.caltech.edu/~yel/Fire.html
bulletThis image was part of a joke our RR mailed in. The joke was cute and corny, but this image is a keeper. I call it Stoned pig listening to Pink Floyd Animals album.
bulletOur roving reporter CS came across this one during an outing (6/9/03)

A guy falls asleep on the beach for several hours and gets a horrible sunburn.  
He goes to the hospital and is promptly admitted after being diagnosed with second degree burns. He was already starting to blister and in agony.    

The doctor prescribed continuous intravenous feeding with saline and electrolytes, a sedative, and a Viagra pill every four hours.
 
The nurse, rather astounded, said, "What good will Viagra do him?"
 
The doctor replied, "It'll keep the sheets off his legs."

bulletWell the Elusive Sail Capri has checked in with a few good ones. Here goes

A woman was shopping at her local supermarket where she selected a quart of 2% milk, a carton of eggs, a quart of orange juice, a head of romaine lettuce, a 1 lb. can of coffee, and a 1 lb. package of bacon. As she was unloading her items on the conveyor belt to check out, a drunk standing behind her watched as she placed the items in front of the cashier. He said, "You must be single."

The woman, a bit startled but intrigued by the derelict's intuition, looked at her six items on the belt. Seeing nothing particularly unusual about her selections she said, "Well, you know what, you're absolutely correct. But how on earth did you know that?"

The drunk replied, "'Cause you're ugly."

bulletHere's a brief history lesson, and an idea for dealing with terrorists today. Provided by the Elusive Sail Capri. A little story about General Black Jack Pershing
bulletMy boy got a hit today, and stole second to boot. So he had to take his team photo with a dirty uniform, which is so cool. Good game Frank. You get better each week you play. Dad is very proud of you. We'll post his team photo here soon.
bulletI got my new PEZ Handy Dandy puppets today. Kool. There's the Bride & Groom, Peter Pez , and a Fireman. I'm sorry baby, but these are gonna have to go on a wall somewhere... (6/7/03)
bulletIt's been a while since DC has been posted. This was just sent in and is kinda timely, and it makes me think of what DF would think if he read this. I know he'd get a kick out of this one, so here goes. I get to kill 2 birds with one stone. Not often we get 2 mentions in one post...
bulletA New Jerseyan, a Mexican and an Iraqi are in a bar one night having a beer.The Mexican drinks his beer and suddenly throws his glass in the air, pulls out a gun and shoots the glass to pieces. He says "In Mexico our glasses so cheap we don't need to drink from the same one twice.The Iraqi [obviously impressed by this] drinks his beer, throws his glass into the air, pulls out his gun and shoots the glass to pieces. He says "In Iraq we have so much sand to make the glasses that we don't need to drink out of the same glass twice, either" The New Jerseyian, cool as a cucumber, picks up his beer and drinks it, throws his glass into the air, pulls out his gun and shoots the Mexican and the Iraqi and says "In New Jersey, we have so many Mexicans and Iraqis that we don't need to drink with the same ones twice!"
bulletFearless Leader (SS) sent in this interesting news item (HOAX ALERT) on the subject of Pepsi's new Patriotic cans - Here's the truth on this scam as well, thanks LF -  http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/drpepper.htm 

Pepsi has a new patriotic can coming out with pictures of the Empire State Building and the Pledge of Allegiance on them.

But Pepsi forgot two little words on the pledge, "Under God." Pepsi said they did not want to offend anyone.
If this is true then we do not want to offend anyone at the Pepsi corporate office. If we do not buy any Pepsi products then they will not receive any of our monies.

Our money, after all, does have the words "Under God" on it. If you agree with this policy, please pass this word to everyone you know.

Pepsi doesn't have the right to rewrite the Pledge Of Allegiance!!

Can you live without a Pepsi for two months?  If so, no one buys a Pepsi in May or June, and see how quick they get the message from 95% of Americans who believe in "Under God".

bulletHere is an enlightening piece of nostalgia to recall. Provided by my 'Way Kool' AJ. (6/4/03)

I Can't Believe We Made It!

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's or even the early 80's, probably shouldn't have survived. Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint. We had no childproof lids or locks on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors! We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because ! we were always outside playing. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on.  No one was able to reach us all day. No cell phones. Unthinkable! We did not have Play stations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms. We had friends! We went outside and found them. We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt. We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?  We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it. We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out any eyes. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them. Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors! Tests were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. The idea of parents bailing us out if we got in trouble in school or broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided ! with the school or the law. Imagine that! This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers, and inventors, ever. We had freedom, failure, success, and responsibility ---

and we learned how to deal with it. And you're one of them! Congratulations.

Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before lawyers! and government regulated our lives for our own good !!!

bulletA few more submissions from our field reporter CS. (6/2/03)

bulletA cute PMS week related snippet from our roving reporter CS. (5/31/03)

A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up and down the aisles. The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him. He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife. She directs him down the correct aisle.

A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter. She says, confused, "Sir, I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wife? He answers, "You see, it's like this, yesterday, I sent my wife to the store to get me a carton of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some rolling papers ; cause it's sooooooooooo much cheaper. So.... I figure if I have to roll my own .. so does she."

bullet http://www.frozfruit.com/frozfruit/fruit/tropical/tropical.html
bullet College Point Memorial Day Parade 2003 photos. This parade seems to get larger each year. Great turnout. (5/26/03)
bullet Malba Car Show photos. Some nice heavy metal here. (5/18/03)
bullet Grace & James Wedding photos (5/17/03)
bullet Pic 1 , Pic 2 , Pic 3 . Lesson to be learned ? Wear your saftey belts. They were both wearing them. (5/14/03)
bullet since we lost Ralph. Things just aren't the same without the psychotic bus driver. You are in our hearts Ralph. We'll all see you soon enough. Hopefully you and Mark are practicing pool and checking out the Mark meat videos, cause when I get there, I'm kicking both your asses.(5/13/03)
bulletHere's a good one just in time for Mother's Day from PA, via AT. (5/9/03)

My husband, not happy with my mood swings, bought me a mood ring the other day so he would be able to monitor my moods.

When I'm in a good mood it turns green.

When I'm in a bad mood it leaves a big fuckin' red mark on his forehead.

Maybe next time he'll buy me a diamond !!!!

bulletLF provided us a very funny TV ad from overseas that can be considered an
bullet ad for safe sex. Enjoy. This is funny.(5/8/03)
bulletMe in a suit. It's been a while and I'll wear this to Gracielle's wedding. So glad I ain't gotta wear this everyday anymore.
bulletJoe and Louie going to a Sweet 16 party. Some 'cute' guys here, huh ?
bulletAnother pic of
bullet Frank in his uniform. I like this one.
bulletThanks to both GLo and TV for tipping me off to the old mortgate rate modification program. Looking to shave off nearly a point off the old nut. Rate will go down to near 4.8%, WOW.
bulletLosing an important colleague at the job.
bullet JC is relocating to sunny Tampa, and we wish him the best. Stay in touch, and remember me when you have an Ops Manager opening.
bulletGave the wife the old Pilot I had, and she has taken to it like a duck to water. I'm impressed !!! and she is surprised and finding it to be invaluable.
bulletA couple of pics of Frank doing the trik bike thing. A
bullet pic and a short video.
bulletCheck out some new photos I just took -
bullet Spring Blooms 2003 photos (5/7/03)
bulletGLo is concerned that her butt is getting too big. I of course don't agree, and frankly pride myself on being able to determine the difference between a nice butt, and a fat ass butt. So, in an effort to provide some sort of guidance to GLo,
bullet THIS is what a big ugly butt looks like, (my wife in the shower :-)), so unless this is what you are hiding under those clothes, I don't think you have anything to be concerned about .... just yet ....
bulletHere's an hilarious videoclip sent in by CS. Another health nut who would have been better off like me, just staying the fuck away from the health craze, which in my mind is way too dangerous lately.
bullet Enjoy the treadmill . (5/3/03)
bulletZM provided this hysterical Three Bears story. We all know how much she likes to get 'posted' so here it is ZM, one of your best submissions. Be sure and spend the time to weed out the 'less likely' to get posted material. You should know what it takes by now. :-)

THE FINAL 3-BEARS STORY

Baby Bear goes downstairs and sits in his small chair at the table. He looks into his small bowl. It is empty.

"Who's been eating my porridge?!!", he squeaks.

Papa Bear arrives at the big table and sits in his big chair.  He looks into his big bowl, and it is also empty.  "Who's been eating my Porridge?!!" he roars.

Momma Bear puts her head through the serving hatch from the kitchen and yells, "For Christ's sake, how many times do we have to go through this with you idiots?  It was Momma Bear who got up first, it was Momma Bear who woke everyone in the house, it was Momma Bear who made the coffee, it was Momma Bear who unloaded the dishwasher from last night, and put everything away, it was Momma Bear who went out in the cold early morning air to fetch the newspaper, it was Momma Bear who set the damn table, it was Momma Bear who put the friggin' cat out, cleaned the litter box, and filled the cat's water and food dish, and, now that you've decided to drag your sorry bear-asses downstairs, and grace Momma Bear's kitchen with your grumpy presence, listen good, cause I'm only going to say this one more time.

"I HAVEN'T MADE THE FUCKING PORRIDGE YET!!"

 

bulletCS provided the following analysis on The TRUE meaning of  Globalization (4/30/03)

Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana's death.

Question: How come?

Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, driving a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whiskey, followed closely by Italian Paparazzi,on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines!

And this is sent to you by an American, using Bill Gates' technology.

And you are probably reading this on one of the IBM clones that use Taiwanese-made chips, and Korean-made monitors, assembled by Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by lorries driven by Indians, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen, trucked by Mexican illegal aliens, and finally sold to you.

That, my friend, is Globalization!

bulletFrankie got his new team baseball uniform. Doesn't he look like a fine young professional ? (4/23/03)
bulletRW provided this inspiring image simply titled I Got Your Jihad. Get yourself a nice frame, a high quality color printout and proudly display. (4/18/03)
bulletIt seems ZM has some good street contacts. Many out there providing real time images from the street. This one is of my brother on his rounds in Astoria.
bulletGet the Iraqi 'Most-Wanted' Deck of Playing Cards - Only $5.95 a Set!

Click Here Now!
bulletRW checked in with this wonderful tribute to our forces in Iraq. By the way, RW's son is serving in Baghdad, and we wish him well, and want him to know he has our complete support. (4/17/03) http://members.cox.net/iraqifreedom/operationiraqifreedom.html
bulletZM has a friend in the CIA who provided us a surveillance photo of Sadam and one of his sons attempting to flee Baghdad. (4/14/03)
bulletSome poignant quotes coming out of Baghdad residents today, Iraqi Liberation Day.
bulletPeople, if you only knew what this man did to Iraq," yelled an old man standing in the road, thrashing at a torn portrait of Saddam with his shoe -- a traditional Arab insult. "He killed our youth, he killed millions."
bullet"No more Saddam Hussein," chanted one group, waving to troops as they passed. "We love you, we love you."
bulletHundreds of people gathered at intersections chanting "Bush, Bush, Bush"
bullet"I kissed them, I kissed them," shouted Mahmud Kerim, tears of happiness welling up in his eyes, "and I kiss the hands and feet of George W. Bush," he added before carrying on his way, kissing everyone in sight.
bulletKerim confided that "like every Kurdish family" his had suffered under the iron rule of Saddam. "They killed 10 of my family and today feels like a rebirth for me," he said.
bulletBut in Sulaymaniya, as the crowd chanted incessantly "Bush, we kiss your hand", they were beginning what one Kurd anticipated as "a celebration which will last a whole week".
bullet"I was born today," said Ahmad Yussuf, 25, surrounded by young men and women waving PUK banners and the flags of Kurdistan and Iraq. "May Bush and Blair live forever; they have made our dearest dream come true," they yelled.
bullet"We are free." But his words seemed to reignite the anger at Saddam and as one, the crowd yelled: "Let him be torn limb from limb, cut up into little pieces and turned into a kebab."
bullet"I was watching television when I realized that US forces were in control of most of the Iraqi capital, and I saw Baghdadis going out en masse to express their joy. I found myself spontaneously going out too," said 19-year-old Zana Sami.
bullet"You can't imagine how happy I am. I have family in Baghdad and (the northern city of) Mosul, and I will at last be able to visit them," he said.
bulletET provided us this interesting bit of information (4/9/03)

The FBI has developed a new method of monitoring your computer activities. They think it will not be noticed by you. Click on the link below.

http://users.chartertn.net/tonytemplin/FBI_eyes/index.html

bulletCS just passed along on a wonderful tribute to WTC that has been setup at the Sandy, Utah city hall grounds.
bulletCS provided us with this letter to the Dept of Homeland Security

To: Dept. of Homeland Security Dear Sirs:

I am writing to you for further instructions to what the next step is for me to take in
protecting my family from possible attacks by terrorists.

I have my duck taped....now what?

bulletDF from up north, came across this wonderful image of our favorite terrorist getting his nuts crunched. Enjoy the vision of Osama being punished (4/5/03)

bulletET submitted the following - The following picture was just released by US Intelligence. It shows what we are up against in the water as the Iraqi Navy is on the move.
bulletAT provided us with this reminder to support our US Troops overseas fighting in Iraq (3/31/03).

Say Thank You! It's Free... While not everyone supports President Bush's decision to target Iraq, let's remember the thousands of men and women who have a duty to defend our right of free speech - the courageous people in the US Armed Forces.

Please visit the Department of Defense web page below, sign in, and say "Thank You!" to men and women of the U.S. military services for defending our freedom. Takes 10 seconds... literally. Please pass it on!

http://www.defendamerica.mil/nmam.html

bulletSS provided this interesting photo from a recent anti-war protest. Even lesbians are confused over the war and the position they should take. (3/29/03)
bulletOne of our co-workers FP, who has been out for a while continues to relax at home, while we all bust our humps every day. His wife was kind enough to provide a glimpse into what his life has become. I need to warn you, this is a graphic image of what happens to a man, when he has nothing to do but surf the net all day long. Anyway, we are glad he's hanging in there, and he's keeping his spirits up. Get well, and before you return to work, PLEASE shower !!!
bulletSR provided this insightful remark made by Colin Powell

Sometime Saturday while Secretary of State Colin Powell was at the UN, an Iraqi television reporter asked him a question and Powell, without missing a beat gave the following answer which left the reporter speechless: " Mr. Secretary, isn't it true that only about 13% of all Americans under the age of 25 know where Iraq is on a map?"

"Yes, that's true - but unfortunately for you - they're all Marines....any further questions?" (3/28/03)

bulletLF has brought to my attention that 2 recent photos submitted are actually hoax's. I guess I should have verified them via www.snopes.com . Thanks for the information LF (3/27/03)
bulletTH by way of DC provided this interesting quote of the day, makes you think

"You know the world's gone mad when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the USA of arrogance and the Germans don't want to go to war!"

bulletBP came across this great US Navy image. Support our troops !!!
bulletApparently this is one of the doctored photos, for a complete explanation, follow this link http://www.snopes.com/photos/carrier.asp
bulletThe Elusive Sail Capri is on a roll, got some more goodies from the boy. Enjoy them (3/25/03)
bulletWhy Men Drink beer - http://www.mikeleo.com/beer/beer.swf
bulletWonderful photo of our Senate Minority leader Tom Daschle reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
bulletAnother doctored photo, for a complete explanation, follow this link http://www.snopes.com/photos/daschle.asp
bulletThis one is great. Photo of George W and Saddam in happier times. May have been taken at Camp David during the elder Bush's presidency.
bulletThe Elusive Sail Capri has surfaced once again. As Spring arrived, he provided some interesting materials. Though lengthy, here are some of the better items from his submisions : (3/22/03)

Useless But Interesting Things

bulletThe human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
bulletA pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes
bulletA cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
bulletBanging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
bulletThe male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
bulletSome lions mate over 50 times a day.
bulletThe strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
bulletHumans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure

Newspaper headlines in 2045

bulletOzone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest
country in the world, California
bulletWhite minorities still trying to have English recognized as California's third language.
bulletBaby conceived naturally.... Scientists stumped
bulletAuthentic year 2000 "chad" sells at Sotheby's for $4.6 million.
bulletLast remaining Fundamentalist Muslim dies in the American Territory of the Middle East.
bulletPostal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesday only.
bulletSupreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.
bulletMicrosoft announces it has perfected its newest version of Windows so it crashes BEFORE installation is completed.
bulletToday my young bride and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe how fast 20 years goes by. A lot has happened over this amount of time, and quite honestly I think a Purple Heart should be presented to her. Being married to me is not the easiest thing to do, as anyone who has the opportunity to either work or be friends with me can attest to. But, she has stuck it out, and for that I'm grateful and pleased. Thank You Rosanne for the wife you are, the friend you will always be, and the mother you are to our children. If it wasn't for you, who knows where we would all be right now. I Love You !!!! xoxoxo. (3/20/03)
bulletWell, the long anticipated war with Irag has begun. It is saddening that we could not accomplish via the UN what we need to have done, but I am confident that we will achieve our goals. Now is the time for all Americans, regardless of opinion, rally together, support our men and women in the armed forces, and work to a quick, decisive win. We must also keep in perspective the events that brought us to this day. It has been 554 days since that fateful morning of 9/11/01, and we continue to identify bodies of those lost. Families still have not been able to account for their loved ones, and this is something we can never forget. No political opinion, religious difference, or any other matter that humans may disagree about, should ever result in such a horrendous attack on civilian people. Never Forget what this is about. It's about Freedom. Oh yeah, and one more thing - Fuck the French !!!! (3/19/03)
bulletCONFIRMED DEAD

(3/18/03)

bulletToday is Queen G's birthday. GA is 27, er 26, but still wants to be 25 today. How old does that make the puppies ? Enjoy your day today Gracielle !!! (3/10/03)
bulletInteresting news report today. Apparently some Iraqi soldiers surrendered to US Forces, white flags and all. We had to turn them away with instructions to wait until the war starts next time.
bulletCheckout the new CD titled You're a PezHead. A little sample mp3, kool tune.Also be sure to visit http://www.pezhead.ca/ for more information. (3/9/03)

bulletCS is on a roll with the submissions. This was was flown in and at first I thought it was our contributor before her weight reduction plan took hold. It appears it is not, though I must say this one might be of interest to my oldest. Perhaps we should get CS and oldest together. That could be interesting. I hope you like it as much as I did, so enjoy a little salsa. (3/8/03)
bulletCONFIRMED DEAD

(3/6/03)

bulletOur newest contributor CS, and fellow Zep fan checked in with this 'blue' image. Was one of several submitted, but the best of the bunch. Oh, kids, they always want some of what Dad has. Enjoy Dinner (3/1/03)
bulletWe have a new contributor to the page. CS provided the first submission, of a potentially blossoming contributor. If this little test doesn't spook you, nothing will. Try the Flash Mind Reader quiz and enjoy, of course the math wiz's amongst you all should be able to figure this out.(2/25/03)
bulletWell, the new baby is only a few days old, and there have been so many changes. They do grow so quick, that as parents, you wonder where the time has gone. Here's an updated photo of the DPF grandchild. (2/24/03)
bulletCongratulations to DPF and his lovely bride BF. They are the proud grandparents of a bouncing baby boy, born to their daughter and son in-law. Baby, Mom & Dad are all doing well. And no JLi the name apparently was neither 1 of 3 , nor 7 of 9. :-) (2/21/03)
bulletMy sister(s) just had spinal/neck surgery to repair damaged discs. Thank God all went well and she is expected to fully recover. She should be back in the drivers seat by September. Get Well Soon Ann, we all love you !!!
bulletThe Elusive Sail Capri must be cleaning out his mailbox, he provided a variety of submissions, this was one of the best. Enjoy.

A young boy went up to his father and asked him, "Dad, what is the difference between potentially and
realistically?" The father thought for a moment then answered, "Go ask your mother if she would sleep with Robert Redford for a million dollars. Then ask your sister if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars, and ask your brother if he'd sleep with Tom Cruise for a million dollars. Come back and tell me what you learn from that

So the boy went to his mother and asked, "Would you sleep with Robert Redford for a million dollars?"
The mother replied, "Of course I would! We could really use that money to fix up the house and send you
kids to a great college!" The boy then went to his sister and asked, "Would you sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?" The girl replied, "Oh my God! I LOVE Brad Pitt! I would sleep with him in a heartbeat, are you nuts?!!?" The boy then went to his brother and asked, "Would you sleep with Tom Cruise for a million dollars?" "Of course," the brother replied. "Do you know how much a million could buy?"

The boy pondered that for a few days, then went back to his dad. His father asked him, "Did you find out
the difference between potentially and realistically?"

The boy replied, "Yes, sir. Potentially, we're sitting on three million dollars, but realistically, we're living with two sluts and a fag." (2/13/03)

bulletFor those who enjoy optical illusions, DF from up north, checked in with this wonderful illusion. It may take a while for you to see the real image, but well worth the effort. (2/9/03)
bulletMy wife has started to quit smoking and has been on the patch now for 2 weeks and I am so proud of how well she has done. Beyond the one ceremonial cigarette she has during the 'changing of the patch' she has been great with it. I remember how miserable I was when I quit cold turkey, and there is a big difference with her thanks to the patch. Keep it up baby, we are all supporting you. (1/21/03)
bulletPlease visit D. A. MacPherson Guitar Works. Where you can find "Affordable Fine Handcrafted Guitars". Repair, setup, adjustments on acoustic and electric guitars.
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The name of Douglas Jason Irgang was added yesterday to the medical examiner's list of confirmed dead in the World Trade Center attack. (1/15/03)

That's right over 16 months later, and people are still being identified from the remains at WTC. We can't ever forget this.

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bulletWell, now I've just about had it. There's an article in today's NY Post that covers the proposed toy-gun ban being passed through the City Council. Now these knuckleheads propose to ban all toy guns, because they can be 'made' to look real. I was OK when they banned 'real looking' toy guns, after all why make things too easy for the criminal, by having already made life like replicas of guns available. Well, David Weprin, one of our councilman, had this enlightening statement to make :

"If you spray-paint a toy gun black, it clearly looks like a real gun," David Weprin (D-Queens), a sponsor of the law, said yesterday. "Therefore, we're taking it one step further and basically disallowing any sale of any toy gun in the city of New York."

Weprin brandished his 11-year-old daughter's toy - which he spray-painted black - next to a photo of the realistic toy gun that cost a Harlem 17-year-old his life last week.

Let's slow down a bit here Dave.

If a criminal, goes through the trouble to paint a brightly colored red, green, blue Super Soaker water gun to 'look' like a real gun, then he has made a 'personal choice' to make someone 'believe' he has a real gun. Should he not then be subjected to the consequences of his 'choice' and be treated by the law officers he comes across as he commits his crime, to the potential response of said officer when confronted by someone with a 'gun' ? In other words, you made an object look real so those you rob, believe it is real, so then those who catch you also believe what you want them to believe, so you get a real bullet in the head.

I mean, think about it. Someone can take a car, point it into a crowd of people, and drive it into that crowd of people killing them. Since we know it can happen and does, do we make cars illegal ? Or better yet, someone can hijack a plane, take control of it, point it into buildings and crash into them, killing thousands. Do we make airplanes illegal ? Or, even better, I've read of a recent spate of kitchen knife killings. Do we ban the sale and possession of kitchen knives ? Substitute each example with a variety of household objects, hammers, screwdrivers, bowling balls,knitting needles, box cutters, garden weasel, hot cocoa.

Anything can be exploited and misused for the wrong purpose.

This is similar to the recent ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. Until you make the sale and use of cigarettes illegal, how far can you limit the use of legal products ? If a restaurant has a job opening, and someone applies, they are told that smoking is permitted in the establishment, so then the applicant has a 'personal choice' to make. Do I accept this job, knowing the conditions that exist, or do I not ? Once accepted, you lose all rights to complain. Same for a customer. If before I enter the establishment, there is a sign posted saying that smoking is permitted on premises, I have a 'choice' as a consumer, to continue and enter (and then accept the ambience), or to exercise my 'choice' to not enter, which by itself then sends a message to the establishment owner, doesn't it ? Perhaps if more people exercised their freedom of choice with conviction, then restaurant owners can decide if they want to continue with a smoking or non-smoking business.

When does this shit end ? When it is something you enjoy yourself that is impacted ? By then it will be too late. Think people, when do we begin to hold an individual responsible for their own actions ? It is the fairest approach, and evens everything out. (1/6/03)

bulletThe competition is heating up amongst the female family members vying for the 'best cleavage' shot of the year. Vying for top honors is GA vs. MS. You be the judge. Can you guess which one are real ???
bulletMom's birthday was 12/26. Happy Birthday Mom. We love you. (12/26/02)
bulletMy brother's birthday was the 23rd, Happy Birthday Frank, we all love you. (12/23/02)
bulletScanned some vintage photos, check 'em out. Photo 1 , Photo 2 , Photo 3 , Photo 4 , Photo 5 .(12/12/02)
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One name was added yesterday to the medical examiner's list of confirmed dead in the World Trade Center attacks: Mark Ryan McGinly, 26.

That's right over 1 year later, and people are still being identified from the remains at WTC. We can't ever forget this.

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LF came across this neat Urban Legends type website. Check out www.snopes.com and enjoy going through the huge variety of images and background stories for each legend, odd photo or amazing ads.... Great Fun . (12/8/02)

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. and God Bless America. Be safe and enjoy the time with the family.

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Every once in a while, I venture beyond my usual perch on 40th and 5th avenue. During one of my longer excursions, past Lord & Taylor (a block away), I came across Fox 5 News' morning weather guy Dave Price. (11/27/02)

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The Elusive Sail Capri must have a new quality program in place, cuz the stuff he's been sending has gotten rather good of late. Here's the latest submission, this years hottest Halloween costume for men. Pick one up at a Target near you. Enjoy.

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For those interested in following the trial of the murder of Edmond Safra, the Elusive Sail Capri provides a link to Ted Maher's web site - http://www.tedmaher.com/pollpop.htm , some interesting information here that won't get put in mainstream media outlets. I mean after all, Lily and co. are worth tons, so if it's dirt, you ain't gonna read about it in the usual places. And there is some insightful information here surrounding the circumstances.

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The Elusive Sail Capri also provided this handly link for Neal Nuze. Here's an excerpt of his latest observation and analysis, for more of his sharp perspective, follow me ... http://www.boortz.com/nealznuz.htm

THOSE WONDERFUL PEACE LOVING MUSLIMS

The phone number for The Neal Boortz Show is 1-877-310-2100,The lines will be open this morning for Muslims to call and tell the nation what a wonderful, gentle, peace-loving religion you have  Come on. Give us a call. We’re listening.

We’re also watching.  We watching your Muslim brothers in Nigeria rampaging through the streets of Lagos, randomly stabbing, slashing, burning, killing.  Perhaps so many as 100 are dead.   Hundreds more are injured.  And just what was it that brought these gentle, peaceful Muslims to this level of rage?  It seems some newspaper in Lagos ran a column speculating that the Prophet Muhammad, and we know just how gentle and peaceful he was, might be interested in one of the Miss World contestants if he were alive today. 

Well!  No wonder Muslims are rampaging and killing!  That is certainly an offence that demands the death of hundreds of innocents, isn’t it?

Here in the U.S. we were making jokes yesterday about what sort of car Jesus would drive.  Were some offended?  Surely they were.  Did they take to the streets to kill innocents?  Don’t think so.  Well, I guess that’s just all the proof we need that Islam is the way to go, isn’t it?  I mean, who would want to be a part of a religion that doesn’t engage in a good killing spree every now and then? 

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MJ shot this audio sample over. It is a newscaster covering a story regarding 2 men and a gerbil. Draw your own pictures, sit back and enjoy the story.

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This was reported in the 11/22 edition of the NY Post. I love the final comment from Ms Cabral, she even had specific financial expectations. Suspect she'll file a 'mental anguish' lawsuit now, to cover the big letdown when she found out this wasn't going to happen...

CASH HOAX SPURS FEMA STAMPEDE

November 22, 2002 Thousands jammed FEMA's Manhattan offices yesterday thinking they'd hit pay dirt - only to learn they were fooled by a bogus rumor that the agency was giving the poor millions from a tycoon's estate.

Most who descended on the offices of the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 141 Worth St. said the rumor aired on Spanish-language radio and TV.

But FEMA officials said they hadn't heard of any such bequest.

Mercede Cabral, 38, of Manhattan said she hoped the money would help put food on the table for her and her five kids and help pay her bills.

"Somebody was playing a sick joke on us," she said. "I thought I was going to get at least $20,000."

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Hey Crazy Charlie and slut whore Lorraine - FUCK YOU !!! You pissed off a NYPD Detective. Probably not the smartest move you two idots ever made. Sincerely, crack head bank robber - enjoy the rest of your pathetic lives.

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I know, I know, been a while. Been busy, got some neighbor problems that have distracted us a bit. Hopefully winding down, so I got some stuff to post. (11/23/02)

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My son Joe is 16 today. Joe has developed into a mature, sensitive and respectful young man, and we are very proud of him. He exhibits restraint when challenged, which under recent circumstances is a positive thing, and we applaud him for that. You are a fine man Joe, we love you. (And he has normal hair color, unlike some other 'Vegina' we know with blonde or is that copper hair ?) (11/7/02)

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Here is how the NY Post reported the killing of some Al Qaeda bad guys, via a missile fired from one of our CIA remote controlled drones.

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We can only hope and pray for even more of these reports of dead bad guys. Of course, we would much rather have identified all of the 9/11 victims from their parts, but at least we are taking them apart piece by piece as well. (11/6/02)

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DF sent along this link to a PEZ car that a collector created. http://users.ev1.net/~criff/pezc0411.html Interesting site to surf around in, this link covers some good video and photos as well - http://users.ev1.net/~criff/repezcar.htm (11/5/02)

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DF, our Buffalo special correspondent has provided us with a link to a great site to visit. A very patriotic salute to Freedom and Liberty and quite enjoyable. http://doody36.home.attbi.com/liberty.htm (10/30/02)

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My youngest son is 10 years old today. Happy Birthday Frank !!!. You are in the double digits now. You are becoming a fine young man, and Mom and Dad are VERY proud of you. We Love You !!! - (10/20/02)

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The Elusive Sail Capri submitted a flurry of items for consideration. These 2 are the best of the lot. One is about a lawyer and his cigars, and the second follows the three little pigs story. (10/19/02)

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After a long hiatus, JLi has provided a seasonal image, and one I think of often as it relates to this fine young lassie.. Appropriately titled Halloween Flashers (or inappropriately, if viewed upon corporate resources these days). :-)

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Well last week you were treated to Victoria's Secret Angels on Fifth Avenue. Today, I can top that with a Miami Dolphin cheerleader. You won't be disappointed with this amazing photo. Only in New York my friends, and all the more reason that we all should carry a digital camera at all times..

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Link to my cousins website - http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/drez/ , he's attending University of Illinois pursuing his Doctorate in Natural Resources and Environmental Science. Family is proud of him as he nears becoming the first doctor of the klan.

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Our fearless leader (SS) checked in with this submission. NOT for the under-18 crowd. http://www.strong.dk/girl.php (10/7/02)

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Latest PEZ additions

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Washington Mystics WNBA team

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Boxer shorts 1 , 2 , 3 (NO, I don't wear them)

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New York Yankees team

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Glowing Halloween

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50th Anniversary watch

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So one day Joe says that when his kids are teens he will let them 'do whatever they want'. We say write it down and sign it. He says, 'I will !!!'. So, here it is, bet you never got one of these from your kids, huh ??? We can't wait for the day.... :-)

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Got woken up overnite to some sounds out in the yard, seems one of the neighborhood racoons were trying to get to the bird seed. Here's a couple of shots of him working from the top of a 6 foot fence. Raccoon 1, raccoon 2. (10/6/02)

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It's my Dad's birthday on the 5th. What can a son say of their father besides 'Thank You' for being there and teaching us all right from wrong. These days you wish your children grow up to be honest, caring and loving individuals, and we all did. So you done good Pop, and I Love You !!!!. Enjoy your day.

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DF from up Buffalo way checked in overnite with a couple of submissions. This was the best. It's a world map, and your mission is to find the Middle East. Enjoy !!! (10/4/02)

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Any of you ever see Angels hailing a taxi in NYC ? Well I did today, while out at my usual haunt during lunch. Check 'em out. Angel 1 , Angel 2. I told both BP and the Elusive Sail Capri they gotta come out earlier... (10/1/02)

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Check out Krumb's photo site, contains some vintage material of some of the boyzz.

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We have lost another friend of ours suddenly. Mark was recovering from recent surgery and was well on his way to recovery when he was taken due to an accident. We were even getting ready to start shooting pool again. Mark had special talent in the game, and became known as 'The Protractor'. He loved his bank shots and worked the table like a carpenter working the angles on a mitre box. The Boyzz will forever miss the weekly get togethers and his attempts to have us watch some of the weirdest video ever produced. I think he was the only consumer of 'Something Weird' video productions, as well as the 50's Jazz and Rock he enjoyed. I'm playing the last tape he gave me a few weeks ago in memory of him. At least now Ralphie has someone to hang out with. When you see him Mark, get us on the conference call so we can bullshit like the old days. 'Later boy ...' (9/23/02)

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My oldest son turns 18 today. This freshman college boy, er man has made us two very proud parents. We love you Jack. Happy Birthday !!!. You can now go to that nudie bar and watch the 21 year olds drink. And remember, if you have to pay more than $10 for the lap dance, you're being ripped off. Tips from your Dad, after all what do I know, I'm old, I'm feeble, and I'm sickly and dying. I think I'll move to California, where natural herbal medicine is now available.

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RM checked in with the following Powerpoint slideshow Tribute to the victims of 9/11. Very powerful images. We must never forget. (9/18/02)

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The King is Back. Checkout this website. http://www.myelvis.com . You get Elvis covering some of the most recent hits of today. Check out the medley sample. Got the 2 CD set for my Mom. (9/9/02)

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There is a big push lately for the Twin Towers to be rebuilt as they originally stood. I am starting to feel this way as well, and here's a recent series of letters to the NY Post that provide other perspectives to consider as you formulate your own opinions.

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JoeL provided the following images to help those having difficluly distinguishing bad 'towel-heads' from good 'towel-heads'. It is Joe's profound hope that these images help you. I think they will. (9/8/02)

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Bryant Park and the New York Public Library setup a wonderful tribute to 9/11 today. Quite moving. Please follow this link to see the photos of the Bryant Park Tribute to 9/11 (9/7/02)

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LF checked in with this advanced copy of the new Martha Stewart magazine. Excellent inside information we have, and you're the first to get to see this preview. Enjoy. (9/4/02)

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Saw the The Who with Robert Plant opening at Jones Beach this weekend. Great show, and great company. Check out the photos from Field 6 !!!

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Latest PEZ items :

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Homer Simpson Giant PEZ dispenser

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Washington Wizards basketball team

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Chicago Cubs Charlie Brown 2002 with red visor cap

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Special series from 2001 of Charlie Brown with team logos for Expos, Doders, Yankees, Mets Giants and Braves (9/1/02)

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Very interesting editorial today in the NY Post by Eric Fetterman, titled Where's the Anger ?. I agree that we need to watch the 9/11 attacks again as we near the anniversary. As difficult as that will be, it is necessary. We seem to be backing off on our resolve to deal with terrorism, and to a large degree we have been making light of our enemy and attempting to minimize what happened as an anomaly that can't happen again, so we need to be reminded very graphically, just what it is we are fighting for. Please read this piece.

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Watched the MTV Video Music Awards tonite, and to our great pleasure the last act was one of our favorite bands Guns N Roses, Good to see Axl back, and look forward to the tour.(8/29/02)

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My oldest boy Jack bought himself a new car, with the money he saved all summer working. Check out his 85 Mustang 5.0. real kool, with a 4speed and all. Wait till Dad shows him the right way to do a hole shot .... Good luck Jack, you deserve to enjoy yourself. (8/28/02)

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Our boy Joe has done us proud. He was named MVP for his baseball team, and has also won a batting award. Joe Photo 1, Joe Photo 2 . He has made some great contributions to his team, and has developed well as both a hitter and pitcher. I'm proud of you Joe, and I love you !!! (8/26/02)

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TV (from the old FACTORS team) checked in with this gem. I guess time is more available at the new job, so he can find these interesting bits of useless information. Keep 'em coming !!!(8/22/02)

MEN'S SECRETS FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE

1. It is important to find a woman who is good at cooking and cleaning

2. It is important to find a woman who makes good money

3. It is important to find a woman who really enjoys sex

4. It is important that these three women never meet.

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Fellow Desperado and our Fearless Leader SS checked in with this submission. It is called the Cool Person Test, and you need to take it to see if you are cool. So enjoy, test is not hard, nor is it long, but it absolutely does work. (8/20/02)

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The Big Guy from up Buffalo way (WFP) provided this disturbing image related to jolly old Saint Nick. I need to warn those of you with children under 13, that this should NOT be viewed by them. It can ruin their rosey outlook on life. Be warned !!! (8/17/02)

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Here's a photo of my Mom and Dad, waving to me from their house. Always nice to see my folks and their oh so special display of love and affection.

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Lou's house was taken down the other day. Another sign of progress in the 'hood'. Take down a 1 family house and put up 2 2-family homes in the same space. Anywho, here's a before and after shot of the demolition. (8/5/02)

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So, let's get this straight. ex-President Clinton says he would pick up a rifle and fight for Israel ? Ain't this the same cowardly scumbag who ran away from the US draft during Vietnam ? What say we offer him to go join our boys over in Afghanistan NOW, so he can get some training before his Israeli army stint ? Come on asshole, fight for your OWN country today. (8/4/02)

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Christmas 2002 characters - Snowman, Santa, Polar Bear, Reindeer and Elf

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I don't understand all the criticism Israel is getting over their missile attack that killed the leader of Hamas. OK, so women and children were killed, but aren't they the women and children who are supporting these folks, or growing up to be the next martyr ?? Where was the public outcry when Hamas blows up commuter buses, discos, markets,etc.These attacks killed children and women. Who, I might add had absolutely nothing to do with the Israeli military machine or support elements. I say (as does our President) you live with a terrorist, or harbor them, or protect them, then you are a terrorist, regardless of age and you get what you deserve. Perhaps the cowards live amongst the women and children, thinking it will protect them.Well guess again. Why don't you come out and fight like men. Enough already. (7/24/02)

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Latest PEZ updates (07/20/02)

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Mystical Crystal Ball

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50th Anniversary PEZ Golden Glow remake, celebrating 50 years of PEZ

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Giant Snoopy PEZ candy pack dispenser

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USA Heart - you gotta have one of these

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PEZ Sourz

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Crystal Bugz set

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Toy Vault 2001 Christmas ornaments

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Chicago Cubs Charlie Brown from 6/14/00

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Minnesota Twins dispenser from 7/14/02

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Here's a doozy of an artice out of NewsMax titled FEMA Preparing for Mass Destruction Attacks on Cities . Note the timeline and the requirement. This is spooky, and as far as I'm concerned, it may be time to start spending the retirement savings, as it may not be needed should we make it until when I retire....

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This article was in the NY Post on July 15. Where do these writers get off publishing national security type exposures or weaknesses. When will someone stand up and tell these knuckleheads to shut the fuck up !!! Do we enjoy giving the terrorists information for free ? How about we let them work a little to figure out how to do away with us, Why give them any more bright ideas. Enough America, stand up and SHUT UP !!!. During WWII there was a saying, Loose Lips Sink Ships !!!. Let's practice a little discretion, OK ?

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TC sent in this url, which was designed to remind us about what we are fighting for. It is a moving reminder of the 9/11/01 attacks upon America. It's is a 7MB load, so it takes some time on those with slower connections, but well worth the wait. Thanks TC, and God Bless You and your family. TC lost is mother and aunt on the plane that crashed in PA, so this holds special meaning to him.

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Please visit http://www.renewnyc.com it is the site that is tracking the WTC redevelopment and houses the WTC Concept Plans. You can view and comment on the six site plan options. A must see for anyone interested in the ideas being presented.

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Check out http://beachstore.com/ for 'Everything under the sun' (7/17/02)

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More PEZ stuff came in

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PEZ Columbus Clippers (Columbus Clippers are the Triple A team of the New York Yankees) and Chicago Cubs.

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PEZ Doctor and Nurse Wacky Wobblers

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When I came home tonite, I found this message on the message board. Don't expect my wife wanted me to see this, but what do you suppose it means ???

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IW from Tower/14 (one of my new friends from that Beaver place I went to and not to be confused with ITW from the UK), sent in this great Statue of Liberty poem and WTC images. Thank you IW, it is a moving tribute to our land. (7/9/02)

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Latest PEZ additions -

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PEZ Wild Zoo Fuzzy Friends - set of 5 just released

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PEZ Cloth painters hat

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PEZ Mousepad

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Rudy Giuliani Wacky Wobbler - not PEZ, but who cares ?

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Here is a REALLY nice 9/11/01 remembrance ribbon image

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I am sure you have all seen by now the startling image of the Palestinian baby bomber. This is another example (like we needed more anyway) that these people aren't the least bit interested in peace. To teach their young this hatred is only meant to continue the cycle of violence that they live by. When are these people going to realize their leadership is abusing them and take peace into their own hands. Rise up, fight your leadership and insist on forward progress instead of continuing to fight over real shitty land anyway. Ask yourselves when was the last time a 14 year old Israeli boy strapped bombs to himself, went into your cities and blew himself up along with your own citizens. NEVER, so what's the deal here ? Enough already, apply this energy and commitment into something with lasting value. Like building roads, showers, toilets and an economy. You think these things happen by themselves just by declaring yourself a free state ??? (6/29/02)

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The Elusive Sail Capri checked in with this interesting image. It asks the question Why do womens bodies look like a penis ? Does anyone know the answer ?

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So, a California court declares the Pledge Of Allegiance unconstitutional because of the words 'Under God'. All this because one person is bringing up his children as atheists. Is he also planning to bring the family up as poor ? Cause, he must have some real dilemma on his hands every time he buys the kids food and clothing. Has he noticed the God word on his money yet ? What's his solution to that ? When are we Amercian's going to get the balls to tell these people to just shut the fuck up. They should be glad they live in a country that allows them to be assholes, but we get kinda fed up when they try to push their asshole ideas on everybody else.

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Well, Weds was the last day for the A's at the job. These were 2 classy women, and good people to boot. I just don't get management sometimes. This was one of the silliest things I've seen done over the years. You girls will be missed by all, and I know there will be regrets over time. Stay well, stay in touch, and keep being yourselves.

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GG sent in this link to a respectful design for a World Trade Center replacement. I think it contains some wonderful ideas and deals with the business and personal needs for a memorial quite nicely. http://wtc2002.com/start.lasso (6/28/02)

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Aunt Mary was taken from us today at the age of 96. May God Bless Aunt Mary and her family during this very difficult time. You were a strong person and taught us all how to love life and be strong for family. I will forever miss you and remember you dearly.Your family will forever miss you.(6/26/02)

bulletSpent a week in Beaver Hollow, up Buffalo way. It was a great trip, and I made friends with 14 other wondereful colleagues. Follow this link to the main Beaver Hollow team photos page. Here is a direct link to LQ juggling the pallina balls during our bocce ball game. I also created a very portable slide show of the photos that can be executed and will run by itself. Here is the Beaver Hollow photo slideshow. (this file is nearly 8mb in size, so only download if you have a fast internet connection.) (61/5/02)
bulletI promised my friends that I would share some 'de-motivational' inspiration with them. Here is a link to http://www.despair.com/indem.html , browse through the various collections for a truly different perspective on things. 'Demotivators' - Increasing success by lowering expectations.
bulletOn a more serious note, here is a link to Nelson Motivational . A great resource for ideas and research on employee motivational techniques as well as reward programs.
bulletBF from up Buffalo way (for those who don't know B, she's DF's beautiful bride. She came across this Bill Clinton PEZ dispenser during a recent surf. Thanks for thinking of me BF and keep hunting (ask your friends to hunt as well)
bulletCame across this great photo of our favorite terrorist, Yasser Arafat. This is him touring his room after the Israeli's fired on his compound again. If this guy ain't posing, he's being positioned by puppet strings. Give me a break. Also notice the package of american brand baby wipes on his bed stand. We used to use them to cleanup after our babies diaper messes.... hmmm....
bulletWith all this talk of war, I stumbled across these photos of our favorite soldiers/prisoners from good old Stalag 13. Here's the crew, and our boy Schulz.
bulletET and the rest of the crew at the Empire Matchcover club came up with this special design for this years special match cover. Here's the front, and here's the inside cover. It's a tribute to all those lost during 9/11 as well as the heroes who helped save and rescue the victims. It's a great tribute. Thanks ET !!
bulletMy brother turned 40 on the 3rd. Happy Birthday bro'. We love you !!!. Here's a very special birthday greeting for Nick from Karen. PS - It's kinda all down hill from here.(6/8/02)
bulletToday, 6/1/02, my oldest son graduated High School. I can not believe how fast time has gone by. It seems like only yesterday that we brought Jack home from the hospital. Before we knew it, he was in High school, and a moment later here he is graduating. To say I'm proud of him would be an understatement. He has grown into a fine young man that I'm proud to call son. As anyone who knows him can tell you, he is an honest, caring, respectful and a good person. As much as I might have contributed to Jack's maturing, his school, the principles they teach and lead to were instrumental in his being the man he is today. And as much as that education provided for him the ability to grow in this way, his mother is the driving force being him and the rest of us. My wife is who created this man. Her love, dedication to the growth of her children and devotion to that end are paying off each day we live. I love you Rosanne, and thank you for helping Jack to become the person he is today. Jack - I LOVE YOU and wish you the best of everything as you begin your next phase in life, your college education. Stay happy, be wise and above all, care for everyone you come in contact with and treat each person as you expect to be treated and you'll be fine. Baruch will be a challenge for you, but a challenge I am sure you are up to. You make us proud son. God Bless You.
bulletJLi from up Buffalo way checked in with this interesting workplace video. I am sure we can all identify with this, and I suspect JLi has more than one person in her life that's she'd like to do this to (one is NOT me, right JLi ?).... Let's call this one, beat the office moron silly
bulletTV from the old FACTORS team has finally checked in with something worthwhile (it has been a while for him). First let me say, I hate the fucking French, but with that said, this next video is hilarious. So we gotta give them a little credit, I still hate them, but now find them a little more amusing. Now, I am sure all you animal lovers will send me hate mail, but you know what, this is my site, so I get to post what I like, so there. We'll call this one teaching the dog new tricks. Once JLi sees this one, she may modify her approach to the office moron video.... what u think JLi ???
bulletA1 forwarded this kool wesbite over that helps to support the Faithful & Fearless WTC Family Fund. Please visit the link and help in any way you can.(5/31/02)
bulletSince my last PEZ update, there has been a lot of activity, most notable additions were :
  1. PEZ new Star Wars - R2D2, Jango Fett and Clone Trooper
  2. PEZ Ray Gun from the 1980's
  3. PEZ magic Box
  4. Pink Panther new style (Pinky)
  5. The Simpsons keychains
  6. The Muppets keychains
  7. ET the Extraterrestrial 20th anniversary - 2 styles
  8. Philadelphia Kixx soccer team dispenser
  9. New Jersey Nets basketball team dispenser
  10. PEZ Change plate
  11. Mariner playset
  12. Carrying case
  13. Bob the Builder set of 4 characters
  14. Lip Balm set
bulletOn May 13, 2002 we lost a very dear friend of ours to cancer. Ralph was one of the finest people you could know. Proof was in the amazing amount of people who came to pay their respects to his family. As I said to his mother, everyone loved Ralph. She should be proud of the person he turned into and I promised her that we will never forget him. This is a feeling shared by all the Boyzz, and our weekly roundups will never be the same without him, and he will be a source of inspiration for each of us forever. Please visit the memorial page that I've created and just reflect on his life and energy. (5/20/02)
bulletJLi must be on a roll, she thought the females out there would be interested in enrolling their 'men' in a series of courses geared towards helping us manage life with them. Apparently, 'men' have some behaviors that 'women' find annoying, so they want to help us.What follows is a series of courses for men designed for just that, and after we have 'graduated', we get diplomas, yippee. Naturally once I read the descriptions I had to apply the male perspective, so enjoy the dialogue. (5/7/02)
bulletJLi from up Buffalo way checked in with this one. Some say it's still snows there in May, I don't believe 'em. (5/6/02)

Wise Guy Construction Worker

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The construction foreman is interviewing new workers, when along comes Vinny from New Jersey. "I'm not hiring a wise guy from Jersey," the foreman thinks, so he makes up a test hoping that Vinny can't answer the questions. "Here's your first question," the foreman says. "Without using numbers, represent the number 9."

"Widout numbiz?" Vinny says. "Dat's easy," and he proceeds to draw 3 trees."

What's this?" the boss asks.

Vinny replies, "Ain't you got no brains? Tree 'n tree 'n tree makes nine. Fughedaboutit."

"OK," says the boss. "Here's your second question. Use the same rules, but this time use the number 99."

Vinny stares into space for a minute, then picks up the picture he drew and makes a smudge on each tree. "Dare ya go, Buddy." The boss scratches his head and says,

"How on earth do you get that to represent 99?"

Vinny says "Each a da tree's is dirty now. So it's dirty tree 'n dirty tree' n dirty tree. Dat's 99."

The boss is getting worried he's going to have to hire Vinny, so he says, "All right, last question. Same rules but this time use 100."

Vinny stares into space again, then picks up the same, makes a little mark at the base of each tree and says, "Dare ya go, Mac. A hunnert."

The boss looks at the picture for a moment and says, "You must be nuts if you think that represents 100!"

Jersey Vinny points to the marks at the base of the trees. "Dis doggie comes along and takes a shit on each a dem trees. So now ya got dirty tree an' a turd, dirty tree an' a turd, dirty tree an' a turd. Which makes a hunnert. Bada boom, bada bing. When do I freakin' start ?!"

bulletWe had a surprise party for my wife, you can view the photos here - Rosanne 40th Birthday Party photos. Thanks to everyone who came, and special thanks to DA, GD and GA for setting the whole thing up. I had it quite easy, and these folks did a great job.
bulletDF from the Buffalo 'burbs checked in with this wonderful little mind bender - look very closely to see what's wrong with the picture.  Keep looking, it'll come to you. http://home.attbi.com/~n9ivo/whatswrong.swf
bulletCR provided the following thoughts as his first submission to the Musings page. High quality stuff here, and really makes you think. Simple title Terrorist Profile Test (3/25/02)
bulletThe Elusive Sail Capri has checked in with some observations on our most favored terrorist (3/24/02)--
bullet"What we know about Osama bin Laden is this - he's worth $300 million, he has five wives and 26 kids...and he hates Americans for their 'excessive' lifestyles." -- David Letterman  
bullet"More and more details coming out now about spoiled rich kid Osama bin Laden. Time reports this week he was one of 52 kids. This guy inherited $80 million at age 13 and has since expanded it to $300 million through construction, smart stock buys and gas & oil investments. This way, he can use the money in his war against capitalism." -- Jay Leno
bullet"People want to say there isn't racial profiling at the airport, but let's be honest. If you first name is Mohammed, and your last name isn't Ali, arrive at the airport extra early." -- Jay Leno
bulletJust celebrated my 19 year wedding anniversary. Truly amazing that one woman has stayed with me for so long. It gives you some insight to that person's personality, don't it ? Anywho, I love you baby !!! Let's start the next 19. (3/20/02)
bulletCheck out this new Funko WackyWobbler collector site - http://www.letsgetwacky.com (3/5/02)
bulletThe Big Guy (WFP) from Buffalo checked in with this great piece of journalism. (2/19/02)

Truly one of the All-Time best quotes.

In a recent interview, General Norman Schwartzkopf was asked if he didn't think there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America.

His answer was classic Schwartzkopf.

He said, "I believe that forgiving them is God's function. Our job is simply to arrange the meeting."

bulletA moving tribute to Sept. 11, 2001, forwarded by A1. Get your tissues ready for this one. Titled Where Were You. (2/1/02)
bulletIn the 1/29/02 NY Post

bulletA2 supplied this latest Dirty Johnny gem (1/29/02)

Teacher asked her third grade class to use the word "fascinate" in a sentence.

Molly said. "My family went to the New York City Zoo and we saw all the animals. It was fascinating."

The teacher said, "That was good, but I wanted you to use the word "fascinate".

Sally raised her hand. She said, "My family went to the Statue of Liberty and I was "fascinated".

The teacher said, "Well, that was good, Sally, but I want the word "facinate".

Little Johnny raised his hand. The teacher hesitated because Little Johnny was noted for his bad language. She finally decided

there was no way he could damage the word 'fascinate,' so she called on him.

Little Johnny said, " My sister has a sweater with ten buttons, but her tits are so damn big, she can only fasten eight."

bulletTH shot this one over. It is Rudy Giuliani's final act as NYC Mayor. Way to go Rudy, you got my vote for President.
bulletHi, I'm back. Happy New Year to all. (1/15/02)
bulletToday is Mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom. I Love You !!! (12/26/01)
bulletMerry Christmas !!! Christmas is special this year, and though it is a time for joyous celebration, it is also a time for quiet reflection. Words can never express how I feel this year. Which is not quite like me, to not have words to express myself. I thank God that our family has for the most part physically survived the 9/11 attacks. We have all been affected emotionally, and I still find this all surreal. May God bless all of humanity, my wife (I Love You Rosanne) and children, my parents and the rest of my family and friends, and may God Bless America, and give us all strength to carry on our wonderful way of life.
bulletI know that you have all been anticipating the annual update to Gracielle's 'puppy' display. You'll be happy to know, that we have an updated photo. These puppies look better each year, don't they ? (12/25/01)
bulletToday is my brother Frank's birthday. Happy birthday Frank, we all love you. (12/23/01)
bulletA1 shot this to me, I guess to drop the hint of what women really want for Christmas. This ends up being great news for me !!! Look closely. To contact me, use my email link :-)
bulletThis doozy was sent over the fence by the A's. (12/14/01)

Christmas Black Out

After attending the company Christmas party, the "life of the party" was nursing a king-sized hangover and asked his wife, "What the hell happened?"

"As usual, you made a fool of yourself in front of your boss," replied the wife.

"Piss on him!" answered the husband.

"You did," said the wife, "so he fired you!"

"Well, fuck him!" said the husband.

"I did. You go back to work on Monday."

bulletA little sketch remembering 9/11/01 by my son Frank (9). Kinda says it all, don't it ? (12/11/01)
bulletSo Kandahar falls, yet Mullah Mohammed Omar can't be found, nor can Usama. Kinda hypocritical to command your followers to destroy the Evil USA, and to fight to the death, so one can achieve true martydom, yet these two knuckleheads forgot the first rule of leadership, which is 'Lead by Example'. What better way to exhibit your determination and commitment than to be the lead horse commanding the charge. Whatsa matter guys, not interested in meeting 70 virgins waiting on the other side, or was this all bullshit ? I think you better pray to Allah the Americans catch you and put you before the military tribunal, then put you to death swiftly, cause if your own kind catch you, you are gonna be wishing we got ya. Have a nice trip fuckheads !!!
bulletImages to remember for today - Pearl Harbor day. Image 1, Image 2, Image 3 , Image 4 , Image 5 (12/7/01)
bulletThe Elusive Sail Capri just shot this gem over. Well worth getting off the couch, firing up the ftp app and doin' a quick upload. The FBI's most recent 'Most Dangerous Terrorist' listing. Thanks eSC !
bullet12/6 is Granny's BD, and there is nothing I could say about the lady besides I Love You. You continue to be the backbone of the family, and someone we all admire and hope to come close to as a person. She's 91, lives alone, and can run cirlces around any one of us. God Bless America and God Bless Nonny.
bulletToday is my sister's BD. Here's big shout out for Ann, suffice to say she is younger than me, and a bit more attractive. We love you, enjoy your birfday.
bulletI visited Ground Zero yesterday. I have to tell you, it is much more powerful and surreal in person. As much as the pictures do to convey the rubble, it feels different standing there in person. The entire atmosphere is somber, people just walking around and reflecting, the smell continues to permeate the air, the smoke still rises flrom the debris, and the enormous outporing of support as portrayed by all of the different memorials that have sprung up brings this whole event to another level. I do not know if I would be able to come to work each day, if I worked down there. It is that disturbing. I continue to believe that every human should visit this site to see what it is we are dealing with, so they can also realize that we need to take care of this problem.
bulletThe Elusive Sail Capri must have been doing some mail cleanup. We were provided with quite a few submissions that we had to sort through. These passed the test and warrant posting. (12/5/01)
bulletPerhaps the Taliban have a point with some of their more arcane rules. This one is called Bag Hilllary
bulletAlso received this one from TR of the FACTORS boys fame - How to tell you are driving too fast.
bulletThere was a Krispy Kreme calendar that would have made it, but it was for 2001, no point in giving you that one...
bulletThe more I hear Donald Rumsfeld talk, the more I like this guy. He has such an amazing grasp for words. I love him. Here's a doozy he came up with just today

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday rejected any negotiated surrender of the besieged Afghan Taliban stronghold of Kandahar in exchange for amnesty for Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

`I can assure you that the United States would vigorously oppose any idea of providing him amnesty or safe passage of any type,'' Rumsfeld said at a news briefing He made clear that the United States intended at some point to conduct military trials for any captured leaders of fugitive Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda guerrilla network, accused by Washington of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, and to hold the Taliban leadership responsible for harboring bin Laden. ``I think it is likely that Omar is a dead-ender,'' Rumsfeld said. - You go boy Donnny R, Don Corleone would be proud of you.

bulletThe Elusive Sail Capri shot this gem over. Simple title for this - Great Seats. The lucky kid looks a lot like my nephew Noodles. Hey Noodles, let Uncle Jack slide in there.. and I'll show you how to handle this delicate package.Can't tell if this 'cutey' is at a Bills game, cause if it is, I might know her.... (11/30/01)
bulletEvery once in a while we hear from our good friend ET. It's not often, cause he is always so busy. He sent this brilliant response to the variety of junk mail we all receive, and I can't wait to join this new movement. Here is his Good Idea. (11/30/01)

GOOD IDEAS

When you get ads in your phone or utility bill, include them with the payment. Let them throw it away. When you get those pre approved letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and junk like that, most of them come with postage paid return envelopes, right? Well, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little envelopes! Send an ad for your local dry cleaner to American Express.

Or a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then just send them their application back! If you want to remain anonymous, just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them. You can Send it back empty if you want to just to keep them guessing! Eventually, the banks and credit card companies will begin getting all their junk back in the mail. Let's let them know what it's like to get junk mail, and best of all THEY'RE paying for it! Twice!

Let's help keep our postal service busy since they say e-mail is cutting into their business, and that's why they need to increase postage again!

bulletMy boy SS shot this over - quite funny.

A woman was shopping at her local supermarket, where she selected a quart
of milk, a carton of eggs, juice, and a package of bacon. As she was unloading
her items on the conveyer belt to check out, a drunk standing behind her,
watched as she placed her items in front of the cashier.

He said, "You must be single."

The woman, a bit startled, but intrigued, looked at her four items on the
belt, and seeing nothing particularly unusual about her selections said,
"Well, y'know, that's right. But how in earth did you know that?

The drunk said, "Cause you're uglier 'n shit."

bulletHappy Thanksgiving and God Bless America (11/22/01)
bulletSo the mighty Taliban is on the run. Yet they insist they will fight to the death. Well guys, stop running in the opposite direction, so we can finally kill you all. Personally, I would love nothing more than to see Osama and the Mullah's heads stuck on the tips of a US Marine's rifle bayonet, displayed on top of what remains of the WTC at ground zero, or perhaps atop the Empire State Building, so all can appreciate the view. (11/16/01)
bulletApparently, a recently north-westernly displaced NYC Yankee fan (EG) made a lousy bet. Said he would wear a DiamondBacks hat if that team actually won the World Series. Well, we all know what happened, so here's this die-hard Yank wearing that God awful hat to pay his debt. EG, we still luv ya, and we do miss you here on 5th Avenue.
bulletGot some requests to reduce the size of this page. Seems some of our visitors still use 9.6k modems, so the page loads to slow for them. I say buck up, and get with the program., they say, you don't reduce, we stay away. Since I need attention, I caved. Hope your happy, all of that wonderful history is now gone. For those who want to do research, I've loaded the Archived material to this location. (11/14/01)
bulletIt's been a busy time for my PEZ collection again. Many new items were recently acquired. Checkout my PEZ page for the latest photos. Some of the items either newly released or on their way are :
  1. Just got my hands on this puppy. Rare Compaq Linux Tux the Penguin PEZ Dispenser, from the August 2001 Linux World
  2. It's not a PEZ. but Funko just released (11/01) a special Uncle Sam Wacky Wobbler
  3. Just received the newest PEZ Pirate Wacky Wobbler Oct. 2001.
  4. For Christmas 2001- revised, Santa, Snowman, Polar Bear and possibly new Reindeer, and Elf
  5. PEZ Popcorn - 4 Pezzy flavors
  6. Bill Clinton - I am Pezident Wacky Wobbler - got it
  7. Fireman and Policeman PEZ Wacky Wobbler - got 'em
  8. Sparky PEZ Wacky Wobbler - got it
  9. Chicago Cubs Homer Simpson - promo item from Oct 6, 2001 game
  10. Philadelphia Phillies baseball team put out this cool dispenser
  11. Minnesota TC Bear Pez. Closeup photo of TC Bear This Pez was given out at the July 8, 2001 Twins baseball game - got it
  12. Chicago Cubs Joe Cool from the June 6, 2001 game against the NY Mets
  13. New York Jets and Buffalo Bills fantasy Pez.
  14. PEZ Fuzzy Friends - got 'em
  15. Newest release of Pokemon PEZ - got them in August 2001
  16. New Bride and Groom dispensers - got em'
  17. Giant PEZ dispensers - will dispense whole candy packs - got 'em in both colors, red and blue
  18. Toy Vault PEZ Christmas ornaments for 2001
  19. Jungle Mission interactive dispensers - got 'em
bulletI came across this wallpaper image that I now use. It is simple, yet powerful. Please feel free to download and share with your family or friends. NeverForget.jpg
bulletA2 (the newest Jersey Gurl) sent this highly emotional site address along. You need to have speakers, 7 minutes of viewing time, and a box of tissues handy to appreciate this one. It is extremely touching tribute to those lost in the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks. http://angels-support.uk-archangels.co.uk/special/tribute.swf
bulletSo New York City elected a new Mayor on Tuesday. We will sorely miss Rudy Giuliani, and only hope he doesn't go too far away from us. They say that Rudy's endorsement of Mike Bloomberg is what allowed him to get elected, which is a good thing for New York. What is unfortunate is that it took Rudy's handling of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks for the majority of NYC citizens to finally realize the character of the man that was their Mayor for 8 years prior to the attacks. How he responded to the attacks is no different than the way he conducted every moment of his tenure. From the first day we came to know him, he was only concerned for what was best for this city, it's citizens and it's workers. Every adult should live their lives the way Rudy conducted himself. And that is to consider others in each decision made, and how it will affect the future. To not bow to pressure from special interests, or 'squeeky wheels', but to consider the larger picture. To not be afraid to make diffcult, or unpopular decisions, but to make the right decisions. God Bless America, God Bless New York City, and God Bless Rudy Giuliani. (11/8/01)
bulletToday my middle boy is 15, what a fine young man he has become. I Love You Joe - Happy Birthday.
bulletToday is also my AJ's birfday. Enjoy your special day, enjoy the calamari, and especially enjoy the car ride home this evening with Uncle Dong.
bulletA2, one of Jersey City's newest occupants shared this fine photo with us. We call it "They Do Grow On Trees'. Now we know what is on her mind. I should add that I showed this to my Mom, and she thinks I may be a product of this tree. (11/7/01)
bulletHad our annual Halloween costume / birthday party Saturday. Celebrated birthdays for Frank and Joe. All went very well. We even had the TwinTowers represented, as well as an anthrax laden package, and an infected postal worker. Enjoy the photos.
bulletIf you recall last year around Christmas, we posted a new and improved Gracielle, showing off her new puppies. Well, this is the latest update, and as you can see, she fills out her blouse rather nicely. (10/28/01)
bulletOur newest dotcommie (DF) has provided us with 2 interesting questions to ponder. They are :
  1. There are two men--both extremely wealthy. One develops relatively cheap software and gives hundreds of millions of dollars to charity. The other sponsors terrorism. That being the case, why is it that the U.S. Government has spent more money chasing down Bill Gates over the past ten years than Osama bin Laden? It is a strange turn of events.
  2. Hillary gets $8 Million for her forthcoming memoir. Bill gets about $12 Million for his memoir. This from two people who have spent the past 8 years being unable to recall anything about past events!!
bulletLet's welcome RyanM (also known as 'Brother Man') to the fold. His first donation is a beaut. Seems that Osama likes to frequent what we reference as Mark meat when he isn't busy preparing to wreak havoc on America. Somehow he manages to spend time with some primo US Lane Bryant companionship, but thanks to the FBI 10 Most Wanted flyers, he was captured. Hey GW, send over the Special Forces so we can exercise proper justice on this knucklehead. Good work RyanM. You did us proud.
bulletA2 sent this ditty over from her new hideout in Jersey City. We call it Do your patriotic duty.
bulletOur 'Demented JoeC' provided us with this educational material out of the Afghan training program. It gives us some insight into the minds of the so called terrorsists. Let's call this 'Training for Allah'
bulletThe elusive Sail Capri checked in with this submission. One sharp General here ...

Marine Corps General Reinwald was interviewed on the radio and you should read his reply to the lady who
interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws - he firmly puts her back in
her box!!!! This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of a National Public Radio (NPR)
interview between a female broadcaster and US Marine Corps General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy
Scout Troop visiting his military installation.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they
visit your base?
GENERAL REINWALD: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery,and shooting.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?
GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?
GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a
firearm.
FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.
GENERAL REINWALD: Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended. (10/27/01)

bulletA2 sent over these letters. One is an open letter to Osama, and the other reminds everyone what being an American is all about. I call it Stand Up America. Thanks A2 and A1 and God Bless you both and your husbands for the work and dedication they have taken on, as two of our hero American firefighters still working at ground zero.
bulletET checked in with this slideshow he received from our friends at 'whatever they call themselves' this year. It is a powerpoint slideshow message from Boeing to Osama and his merry band of idiots. It's about 400k, but well worth the time to download. (10/18/01)
bulletOur demented JoeC forwarded this link along. It is an aerial view of ground zero. Pretty amazing site. Save the jpg and do some zoom to really appreciate the rubble.
bulletThe elusive Sail Capri checked in with this one. Seems he was doing some local shopping and came across this person. Meanwhile our Special Forces are on the other side of the world, looking for this knucklehead..., or shall I say 'dickhead'
bulletThis guy has some good quality mpeg videos of the WTC attacks, as well as good quality hi-res photos - http://www.ab2m.net/wtc/video/original/
bulletTony Soprano and his 'family' placed the following ad in the local papers. (10/15/01)
bulletWe're coming for you
bulletGod Bless American Women - Queens and California too
bulletWorld Trade Center links - http://jaba.mbnet.fi/wtc/
bulletI hear gool ole GW is considering going in with the Special Forces. Here he is during a training exercise.
bulletAmerica supports our President.

bulletHeard a rumor about a possible Osama - OJ Simpson connection. You decide.
bullet Weather Channel forecast for Kabul - will tourism increase ?
bullet Justice served NY City style. Let's rock motherfu*&%er
bulletCharmin has new marketing product coming soon.
bulletWe have all called Osama a dick head at some point in time, here's the evidence to support that claim. (10/14/01)
bulletThis photo of ground zero has an impact on me, and also displays some irony...
bulletThis link is to a Webshots site that contains a wide variety of private photo collections. Besides there being a wide range of topics, some of the folks have some interesting photos of the WTC attack. Some are also from news and federal agencies as well. I should caution you, some of the ground zero stuff is depressing
bulletWebshots Community: Popular Albums
bullet http://community.webshots.com/topics/PopularAlbums_0.htm
bulletYo, Osama, wave bye-bye ...
bulletI received the following 'Priceless' image from quite a few folks, to name a few DL, AG and DMAC252. Perhaps if we drop a few million flags, and gasoline, they can take care of our problem all by themselves. Thanks guys/gals... (10/12/01)
bulletWell, can you believe it's been a month since the worst thing never imagined happened ? I don't feel any better. In fact, I feel worse. I'm glad we are 'striking back'. We should be finished by now. There should have been one bomb. Very big. Very final. No one will ever fuck with us again. It needs to be that way. If not for something as 'whatever' as this, then what for ? But it won't happen, so we're fucked. Our enemies must fear us. God Bless America. Never Forget 9-11-01. (10/11/01)
bulletI found this up on eBay. This NYC artist wants everyone to have his flag design. I think it's great. God Bless America. Pass it on... (10/10/01)
bulletMD sent this wonderful variation of the Dr. Seuss classic The Grinch, titled Uville - The Binch
bulletBecause I know you are all interested -- http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/anthrax_g.htm
bulletThis interesting piece was submitted by the Big Guy (WFP). Good to see he still likes rock... Written by Ted Nugent, the rock singer and hunter/naturalist, upon hearing that California Senators B. Boxer and D. Feinstein denounced him for being a "gun owner" and a "Rock Star". This was his response after telling the senators about his past contributions to children's charities and scholarship foundations which have totaled more than $13.7 million in the last 5 years!! (10/9/01)
bulletA very interesting opinion piece called The 100% Solution Dr. James Hirsen Oct. 7, 2001
bullet Translation of Osama bin Laden's Videotaped Speech - Reprinted from NewsMax.com
bulletPlease visit my World Trade Center Attack memorial page
bulletWanna show your partriotism, install this kool desktop flag from http://www.deskflag.com/ It's a simple little animated American flag that will stay on your desktop. It doesn't get in your way or slow things down.

bulletRZ checked in with this touching image of our brave FDNY heroes. Simply called Tired Angels.
bulletHere is an interesting 'open letter' to the American people from a Dr. Tony Kern, LT COL, USAF (RET), ACADEMY ADVISOR Air Force ACADEMY
bulletCheck out the Astronomy Picture of the Day site. This link points to a great satellite photo of the Earth at Night. Awesome imagery -- http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap001127.html
bulletAstronomy Picture of the Day Index - Solar System: Earth - http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/lib/earth.html
bulletA fantastic link for WTC Attack related reference materials,VERY comprehensive. You could spend days at this site. - http://www.bcr.org/~msauers/wtc.html
bulletAJ forwarded this novel idea on how to deal with Osama. (10/7/01)

How to exact justice for Osama Bin Laden's crimes:

Killing him will only create a martyr. Holding him prisoner will
inspire his comrades to take hostages to demand his release.

Therefore, I suggest we do neither.

Let the CIA, Rangers, Seals or whoever covertly captures him, fly him
to an undisclosed hospital and have surgeons quickly perform a
complete sex change operation.

Then return 'her' to Afghanistan to live under the Taliban.

bulletThere is absolutely nothing that I can say that could ever come close to my feelings on the recent attacks on America at the NYC World Trade Center. I had to go to our Jersey City data center that morning, so I was able to watch the event unfold from a short distance away. Besides some of the nightmares I have been having, it was the most scariest moment of my life, and I've been through some scary shit.I fully support our local and federal govenments in their handling of this matter and feel we can all benefit if we look to them for leadership and guidance on how to react. We would all like nothing better than to nuke these bastards, but I think the way they have been headed is proper. We all need to be more security conscious as we go about our daily routines, and there is nothing wrong with 'profiling' to limit the folks we need to check a bit. After all, why look for a California blonde, if the enemy is a Middle Eastern man, with black hair and eyes.Why stop a Honda, if you are looking for someone in a truck ? Hey, just start with folks who buy one-way tickets. I have received some great material since the attack, and now that flags are back at full mast, we'll take the cue and try to get back to some sort of life that is closer to what it was before the attacks, although life will never be the same for any of us. (9/30/01)

God Bless America

bulletJD checked in with this animated gif she put together in memory of those lost. Great work -- thanks

bulletHere's a great depiction of the region after we have taken matters into our own hands. If you act now, you should be able to acquire some of this great waterfront real estate.
bulletThere are a lot of folks who took photos of the attack, and aftermath. A lot of posted their images on their perosnal pages, and this yahoo search will lead you to some of those sites. Very moving images, with a variety of persepctive. http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=wtc+photos
bulletI'm working on a WTC specific image page that will represent some of the good, and a lot of the evil from that day. We must never forget how vile this act was, and these images should serve as a reminder to all Americans, that we are all togehter, and any of the petty differences we may have had should be put aside as we work together to eliminate this evil, destructive attitude.(9/30/01)
bulletThis is for my new PEZ friend - BC, from Fontana. Here are photos of the Bill Clinton I Am Pezident wobbler. Photo 1 and Photo 2. I tend to not keep this page updated with any regularity. Strictly mood driven, and whatever memory comes when I'm doing an update. Thanks for visiting the page -- Jack.
bulletMy oldest came home tonite with a special surprise for me. The newly released Rock 'em, Sock 'em robots wacky wobblers. Kool !!! Thanks my boy --
bulletIf you are shopping for school uniforms this year, stay away from a joint called Greens Uniform Company, in College Point. Apparently, in a Soup Nazi sort of way, you have to wait on the 'white' tiles before being serviced. And if you don't, you get berated. Stay tuned for price cuts, if this continues. (9/6/01)
bulletGot an email from EJK today. If you remember we had a farewell party for some friends back in Feb. 2000 , when we found out that Paul M. was apparently gay. We also thought that EJ (there was no K in her name then) was going to marry another lady, but that was unfounded, anyway, I digress. Anywho, she forwarded a photo of an old friend EW, who apparently may have taken the same road as Paul M. Check out this photo, our boy is in the center, and you tell me what you think about the bloke in the blue shirt and our friend.... (9/4/01)
bulletSS passed this wild video my way. I suspect, nay, I hope that it's not real, for the little boys sake. It has a simple title, called HeadRush. It wil blow your mind. You gotta see it to disbelieve it. (9/2/01)
bulletMy oldest passed his road test. Has a freakin' drivers license now. He's already taken the car alone a few times. We are real proud of him. Atta Boy JLjr !!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEWS FLASH!!!!!!! NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!

KRAKOW POLAND INTER-NEWS AGENCY

POLANDS WORST AIR CRASH

Polands worst Air Disaster occurred today when a small 2 seater plane crashed into a cemetary this morning.

Polish search and rescue workers have recovered 826 bodies so far and expect that the number will climb as the digging continues into the night............... (8/10/01 - thanks TV)

bulletOur Factors boy TV, checked in with this little amusing tale. Am sure you will relate to it. I know I do, since my recent altercation at our favorite Monday haunt, and the Boyz remind me now each week.

Italian Philosophy

Little Guido was sitting on a park bench munching on one candy bar after another.

After the 6th one... a man on the bench across from him said, "Son, you know eating all that candy isn't good for you. It will give you acne, rot your teeth,& make you fat."

Little Guido replied, "My grandfather lived to be 107 years old."

The man asked, "Did your grandfather eat 6 candy bars at a time?"

Little Guido answered, "No, he minded his own fucking business"

bulletDF from Upstate passed along this amazing little exercise. It will stun you. Titled simply Free Will or Synaptic Wiring.
bulletWe had a great time at BA's surprise 40th birthday part. Here are some photos from the party.
bulletThis submission is from RC, our psycho bus driver friend. He is out of the hospital, and back on the prowl. A little slower than usual, since he has to deal with chemo these days, but at least he's with us. Sorry SS, looks like you lose on the death pool. This photo helps to communicate the effects of drinking too much water on the female metabolism. (8/5/01)
bulletOther new PEZ rumors are as follows :
  1. 3 New Johnny Lightning PEZ Pal vans - Fireman, Policeman, Sheriff - got them Oct. 2001
  2. 2 new Lions - Plastic face, crystal fur, and Crystal face, plastic fur
  3. For Christmas - revised, Santa, Snoman, Polar Bear and possibly new Reindeer, and Elf
bulletCheck it out, the Orlando Magic basketball team will be doing a PEZ promotion, similar to what has happened with the Chicago Cubs, and Minnesota Twins. See the details here - http://www.nba.com/magic/news/giveaways_theme_nights.html?nav=ArticleList and photo of the dispenser here...
bulletOur GrumpyVP checked in with this submission. Apparently she is not happy with the results of Casual Friday, and has provided the this example as evidence to support it being eliminated. Considering this image, she might be right. (7/30/01)
bulletMy Dad came across this photo from 1951 of the Feast of St.Anthony on East 106th street in East Harlem. I remember going to these feasts growing up and it was an awesome event. It was especially moving to be in the crowd as the huge towering staue was carried down the streets. If you look close there is a band that sits on the statue the whole time. There were special Italian songs that they played, and an amazing display of teamwork as they 'bounced' the statue to the songs.
bulletThe Big Guy (WFP) checked in with this one. It had a different caption, and I took the liberty to adjust slightly. Now titled, 'Where's my gum ?'
bulletThe big guy from above (WFP again) also provided this amusing little ditty. If you get offended by religious humor, tough shit, get a life, and chill out a bit. We'll call this one Sipping Vodka. (7/12/01)
bulletCheck out eComplaints.com you can post complaints about your favorite companies.
bulletMy Godfather gave us all a scare recently when he checked himself into a hospital. Thank God all is OK. He ended up with 3 new additions to his body that should keep him with us for some time to come. Take care Zeke, and follow that doctor's advice. You'll have some great-grandchildren in a few years (No, I don't know anything you don't, but it's a pretty safe bet in our family), you'll want to stick around to bounce them on your knee. (6/27/01)
bulletThis article was in the NY Post today, so I guess this is how the Safra murder mystery ends up. Should make an interesting movie, don't you think ? How much would 2 years of your life be worth ? (6/26/01)
bulletA1 checked in with a photo that explains why women don't let men bathe the children. When will women learn we do this shit so they leave us alone? Thanks A1
bulletKeith and I visited RC, our psycho bus driver friend who's spending some quality time in the hospital these days. As usual, he's hitting on every women at NSUH. Our prayers are with you my boy. We even got our boy Krumb on the speaker phone to cheer the boy up a bit. Of course that got us yelled at for using a cell phone in a hospital, but hey, a vist from the boyz usually ends up with one of us in trouble anyway. The Boyzz plan to visit en masse soon.
bulletWhile visiting our boy, we found out some interesting information on the private life of nurse J. She's a 'biker-chick' and a church-goer, which can only mean she's fun....Hey Ralphie, be sure and get her number on the way out of there...
bulletThe elusive Sail Capri checked in again after a 5 month hiatus. As 'cute' as the submissions were, it would not be right to post them here.
bulletThe Big Guy (WFP) provided this interesting example of what a Male Cosmopolitan question and asnwer article would read like. Most excellent. (6/25/01)
bulletI know, I know, I've been away again.Work has been busy which is good, but takes me away from you all. Anyway, will try to get back on track. Here's the latest :
bulletRemember that company that caused me all that grief during 1999 ? Remember the incompetent rat bastards fired all of us ? Well get this, these pitiful SOB's had the nerve to send me (us) not one, but two, 'Dear Employee' letters. Announcing their new global brand and new global message. And can you guess what the message is that they want to communicate to all of their clients , and potential clients ? Well it reads - ' CSC - Go Ahead, we're listening.' Well listen to this - I don't work for you any more. How are you going to attract new business if you can't even purge your stupid marketing database of terminated employees. What confidence does that project ? What kind of 'Technology Partner' are you when you can't keep something as simple as who works for you accurate ? Mary Joe Morris, President, Technology Management Group should be ashamed of herself for putting her name on this crap data. GO AWAY, LEAVE ME ALONE, FOLD, CHAPTER 11, GO AWAY, GO AWAY. COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION SUCKS. STEW BRAUNSTEIN SUCKS, YOU ALL SUCK !!!
bulletQueenGee checked in with this skimpy little diddy. Not for the <16 crowd. Says I'm their uncle. Not quite sure who the mystery person is yet, but judging by the type of material, I am quite sure they are related to me. Thanks much QG !! (4/1/01)
bulletHere's an updated photo of my boy and his teef. Let's just call it Start saving for braces Dad -- Part Deux
bulletOK Gracielle, you wanted to see your picture here, so here it is, in all your splendor, showing off your new puppies. Your face is proof that I can annoy anyone into doing just about anything. We also got this one to display as well. (12/29/00)
bulletToday is Mom's birthday. Can't say enough about Mom, and won't even try. She is fantastic, and did a fine job raising us. That's evident by how good we all turned out. It don't happen by itself. We all Love You Mom !!! Happy Birthday. (12/26/00)
bulletToday's my brother's birthday. He's 33. Happy Birthday Frank. We Love You !!!You gave us all quite a scare this year, but you came through OK. Things like this give you a different perspective on life, and I think we have all changed a bit because of it.
bulletGot a report there was a Santa sighting recently. Have the photo to prove it. Down side is, no gifts this year. Sorry, don't shoot the messenger. I just report this stuff.
bulletSomeone I know had this little 'procedure' done recently. It wasn't really necessary, but she feels better about herself, so that's all that counts. I imagine it went something like this ... Actual photos to follow.
bulletImages to remember for today - Pearl Harbor day. Image 1, Image 2, Image 3 , Image 4,
bulletMemorial page for my friend and co-worker Larry Jones. (12/4/00)
bulletHow to tell you've been real bad for Christmas ...
bullet Santa, the Scientific view .....
bullet..... "The wheel has turned, and it is time for them to leave." (Dick Cheney, Nov. 2000)
bulletVery perceptive NY Post opinion piece from Nov. 29, 2000. appropriately titled "Hell No, He Won't Go".
bulletAnother perspective by Michael Meyers, entitled - "Al's Recounts Color Me White" , who contributes to the NY Post. This was from the Nov. 29, 2000 edition.
bulletHere's another excellent artice titled " Al's Supreme Doom" , by Kris W. Kobach, a Professor of Statutory Interpretation and Constitutional Law at the University of Missouri/Kansas City School of Law. This guy is sharp.
bulletMichael Kelly contributed this piece titled - "Torching Democracy In Order to Save it" in the Nov. 29, 2000 NY Post. I don't know what it was, but this was a great day for NY Post articles. How anyone can't be concerned over these actions is beyond me.(11/29/00)
bulletGot some birthday's to acknowledge today. My middle boy (young man) is 14 today. I can't tell you how fast time has gone. He's turning into a fine young gentleman, and we are VERY proud of him. Special credit goes to Mom for keeping these boyz on track. We love you Joe, Happy Birthday !!!
bulletMy youngest boy is 8 today. It feels like yesterday that I was changing his smelly diapers. He's developing into a fine young man, and we are proud of him. As usual credit goes to his Mom for keeping them in line. We love you Frank, Happy Birthday !!! (10/20/00)
bulletThe Boyz are so proud. Our favorite bus driver has won a very special award from one of his many organizations. We hear there will be a national ad campaign to communicate this special achievment. We were very lucky to get one of the first promo shots made available. I'm sure RCs parents are SO proud of him. Well, we are too !!! Congratulations from the lowly bunch of civilians you call friends !!! (10/11/00)
bulletVisit the Billiard Congress of America for the latest version of rules and other information.
bulletOther pool related links - http://www.harborside.com/~allen/vendors/vendors.htm
bulletJr. is 16 today. Shit, this kid is almost taller than me, and the way he's been working out, he can certainly kick my ass. I will have to use the aluminum bat on him, but I ain't worried about it, cause I think he still loves me. Happy Birthday kid, I love you. (9/18/00)
bulletA pretty interesting Tool (a band, not Black & Decker stuff) page - http://www.siue.edu/~anmayes/index2.html
bulletLet's just call this little ditty College Pointus Mosquitohumongous. Captured this puppy at my boy Steve's. After last year's West Nile problem, and subsequent spraying these little critters came back this year a lot larger, and a bit more stupider and slower. (7/13/00)
bulletMy boy Joe had his awards ceremony last night. The kid did good. Got about 6 awards. Definitely takes after his mom when it comes to getting good marks. He'll graduate Saturday, then will get ready to go to High School. We are very proud of you boy. Be sure and continue to do good, so you can get a good job, so you can make the monthly payments back to me, so I can stop working. Check back for photos next week.
bulletI know, I know, where have I been !!!. Believe it or not, I've been rather busy. Had some things happen at home that required time, and work is actually picking up. I'll try to sort through the variety of submisisons to see what can be posted. In the meantime, I've uploaded some photo's of my son's first communion. Enjoy the pictures. (5/7/00)
bulletHey Frank, thanks for making it to the communion. Be sure and take care of yourself. We all love you !!!!
bulletWhen you see this one, you will be asking yourself, how does he get his hands on some of this stuff ? People want to share with me. And I do appreciate it, because it's items like this that make me proud of who I know, and what they send to me. This one came from the one and only, Krumb. And the thoughtful bloke that he is, immediately realized the potential for this as what we call 'Mark Meat'. You may cringe, but this is the real deal for our boy Mark. And that is the brilliance of this image. Even JL thanked me for bringing this to his attention during his breakfast. I titled it "Hubba, Hubba" . Enjoy my friends !!!
bulletIf you enjoyed that image, then you need to visit BangedUp.com for the rest of this sick persons mind. Not for the under-21 of our species.
bulletWell, as expected the knuckleheads from the prior tirade did mess things up. But, promised to correct their mistakes by "Friday 4/5/00" , yes, that's right, they got the lousy date wrong. There isn't a thing they can do that might indicate competency. (4/7/00)
bulletWell, it's over. The worst year of my career finally came to an end on 3/31/2000. That supposedly wonderful company that was a Collection of Small Companies, was kicked out by the new owners. Thank the Lord. This Pitiful Alliance was the most inept, incompetent, f**cking useless bunch of idiots I've ever come across. Of course, that's just my opinion. To the end they were incapable of even communicating accurate information. Each piece of information they passed along to us, was wrong in some way shape or form. Attempts for clarification are met with looks of confusion, un-returned phone calls, or just plain ignoring. We didn't even receive the dignity of a farewell communication from our esteemed management. Of course we still have to wait and see how they handle our last pay, our 401k, and our pension fiunds, so this may drag on a bit. Either way .....

Good Fucking Riddance !!!

bulletVisit my PEZ page for some interesting information about PEZ characters. (3/26/00)
bulletThis is another one of those posts that is definitely not for either the under 20 crowd, our children, or those who may have recenlty had a meal. Suffice to say that after viewing this little clip, Tom H has considered the gay lifestyle, and since he works with Paul M ... well you paint your own little picture. I call it simply Hot Stuff. Enjoy !!! (3/9/00)
bulletFor those interested in the depravity of humanity, then you need to visit Horrid Humans site. It uses AdultCheck to keep away the younger of the species, but it's truly worth it. They call it "The most sickening site on the internet!", and they are right.(2/23/00)
bulletWent for drinks last night to say farewell to John and Lysette as they move on to their next assignment, and it seems that Paul M. is gay. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but who knew. All was confirmed when we noticed these 3x5 cards all over the place.. There was some other banter suggesting that one of the ladies there (EJ) was recently married to another woman, but I don't believe it, cause she's so thin. Kim said he wanted to watch, but I think she was just jumping on the gay bandwagon because of all the attention Paulie was receiving, typical cat fight ...... (2/18/00)
bulletBe sure to check out rotten.com again, they have some new postings that can be quite interesting. Be sure to view the 'severed hand series'. Definitely not for the squeemish. And if you think I'm crazy, then check out human macrame in the fuck of the month section...(2/17/00)
bulletPlease visit Frank Leone Rare Coins, Inc. My son does some scanning for him and earns some spending cash. The more who visit, and buy these old, collectible two cent pieces, the better it is for me
bulletPlease also visit D. A. MacPherson Guitar Works. Where you can find "Affordable Fine Handcrafted Guitars" (2/17/00)
bulletMonica Lewinsky (on CNN's Larry King Live discussing her miraculous Jenny Craig weight-loss): "I've learned not to put things in my mouth that are bad for me"
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I had some local neurosurgeons (yeah right) analyze my brain, and this is what they have come up with.

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I got a new digital camera for Christmas, so I was finally able to digitize my big brain. Eat your heart out.

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Got Milk ? Interesting twist on the famous commercials.(12/20/99)

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New developments. So now we have a newer slant on the new slant, which is now going to be old news. Just as well, is better for all involved this way. All are hopeful that the ride back home won't be as bumpy as the ride away was.

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See an era fade away to a new beginning for 2000 ... (12/18/99)

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The times, they are a changing. See an era fade away to a new beginning for 2000 ...

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How to tell you've been real bad for Christmas ...

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I met a good podiatrist over the holiday. She's brand new to the field, and is Board Qualified. If your feets are bothering you, give her a chance. Her name is Dr. Sandra Garcia, DPM. Call me for her number.

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Santa, the Scientific view .....

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A moment in the life of a mother. An endearing short story.

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"... It has to start somewhere. It has to start sometime. What better place than here. What better time than now !!! " (Guerilla Radio - RATM 10/31/99 www.ratm.com )

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Please visit D. A. MacPherson Guitar Works. Where you can find "Affordable Fine Handcrafted Guitars". Thanks for everything Dennis !!!

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Bill of No Rights

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Little Johhnie's letter to Santa

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Check out the great Company Severance Program some have enjoyed...

Dear Jack, we no longer require your services. Have a nice day !

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For those that have suggested that I should have my head examined, I did. Had a CT scan and MRI done, and not for nothing, but I got a big brain. In fact, it fills up my entire head cavity. So now I have evidence that my brain is large, and until you have similar evidence, I'd have to say your brain is smaller than mine. You may think that your brain also fills your head, but without the picture proof, I won't believe it. I'm trying to get copies, so I can post them here for all to see. Stay tuned... (10/22/99)

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If you think about doing it, but you don't do it, don't think about doing it !

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For those that know, the Jada Story . For those that don't, come see anyway. (10/15/99)

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Are you belligerent ? An analysis.

 

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Links to Various Web Sites

Visit Steve's Hot Wheels Collectibles - I Buy, Sell and Trade Hot Wheels. Click my email links to send me email. I look forward to hearing from you.

Visit Frank Leone Rare Coins, Inc. All coins on this web page are conservatively graded and in choice condition unless clearly described as otherwise. With links to Frank's auctions on E-Bay.

Please visit D. A. MacPherson Guitar Works. Where you can find "Affordable Fine Handcrafted Guitars". Repair, setup, adjustments on acoustic and electric guitars.
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