July 14th, 2003

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Yoda on vacation.

It's like the anti-garlic.

Oh... My... God...I think I sense N.O.W. warmin' up the engine, and packing their guns. There's a little whoopass in the making... (Scroll down to the second place prize for middle school.) Oh... And uncle Steve does look like a monkey.

Man!!! Where can I buy this game?!?!?!? Do they offer it for Linux?!?!?!?
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Two and a half day, and 870 pages later, I finished the latest Harry Potter book. Damn! Now do I have to wait a year or two for the next one?!?!?!?
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As I sit here fixing my cd-decks again, and think of the logic problem my Mom's car is having... I can't help but wonder, are we, as a society, over complicating our tools. Back in the day, you could fix most problems with cars with a couple screw drivers and a socket set. Now, it is all intigrated where you need special equiptment to diagnos and repair many malfunctions. Most people would have taken my cd-decks to a repair place, or as they are so outdated, junked them and bought new.

Partially, think this might have been a frugal manuver, to buy simple over complex, because up until the last 20 years or so, most people needed to save money. But as we gained cash we could afford the complex, and having to pay others to fix our over complex items. This has built a huge service sector in America, as our possession become such that we can no longer fix them, or in some cases, even maintain them on our own.

What concerns me is, what happens if the economy continues to go down, and less and less people can afford to maintain their own possessions? Will people dispose of their items and go to a lower standard of living? Will we, as a society, go back to a "simpler is better" approach?

Basicly, I'm wondering how a negative turn in the market will affect the deisgn of future products, and their marketing.

Speaking of marketing, it's interesting watching the marketing switch from a fear based marketing to an economy based marketing. I'm gradually seeing less add saying "kills 99% of all bacteria, and if you don't buy this you are a bad parent putting your kids at risk of illness" to "our counter cleanser costs 20% less than our competetor."

On a total subject jump... I wish, on the ballots, they would do a survey asking how people would like thier taxes spent. Basicly rate what your priorities for government spending are.

If you were to decide your city or states budget, how would you break up the budget? You've got police, health services, community services, community development, etc, etc.
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Oh... One other question I wanted to have in the other post, but forgot...

I see a lot of people who rag on the police. But if we stand back and look at things. What is worse, the police or the politicians who create all the vague, obscure, loop hole ridden laws we have to endure, and they have to enforce?

The reason I bring this up, is I was thinking that we really need laws to have an expiration/renewal date, and with it, the reason the law was made. If the reason the law was made it is no longer valid when the renewal date comes up, the senate should re-evalutate it, and provide new reasons for the law to remain in existence. I think the site DumbLaws.com is a good example as to why.

So, why doen't we have formal review cycles of laws? There seem to be a lot of out dated laws. Laws that exist and complicate our lives long after the reason for the laws have passed.
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I am the Ideal Lover

Most people have dreams in their youth that get shattered or worn down with age. They find themselves disappointed by people, events, reality, which cannot match their youthful ideals. Ideal Lovers thrive on people's broken dreams which become lifelong fantasies. You long for romance? Adventure? Lofty spiritual communion? The Ideal Lover reflects your fantasy. He or she is an artist creating the illusion you require. In a world of disenchantment and baseness, there is limitliess seductive power in following the path of the Ideal Lover.

Symbol: The Portrait Painter. Under his eye, all of your physical imperfections disappear. He brings out noble qualities in you, frames you in a myth, makes you godlike, immortalises you. For his ability to create such fantasies, he is rewarded with great power.


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