The Financial Alchemy Park Place Log

so tell me again why we haven't invented chainsaw chains that don't lengthen almost as soon as you look away.  (i realize all chains lengthen, but i don't understand why we can't slow the process down a bit.)

if a man says something in the forest and his wife isn't there to hear him, he's still wrong.
    — michael j fox

those commercials with doctors giving massive amounts of information kill me, 'cause i've never met one that didn't try his best not to give me detailed answers.

the beginning of any society is never charming or gentle.
    — the last man on earth

the other day i used "lasternight" in a sentence.  how sad for me.

how come God hogs up all the good followers and we get all the retards?
    — spawn  (yes, i know, this quote isn't very PC, what with it mentioning God.)

those mylar blankets really do keep you warm, but i think they're made out of concentrated noise.

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FROSTED Brown Sugar Cinnamon Gunter Log (with a Mt Dew chaser)

i was described as 'practically giddy' last week.  (pause)  looks like i'm gonna have to try a bit harder.

be careful - even *stupid* people have moments of genius.
    — me (from my BattleTech glory days)

you get a bonus point if you can tell me what 'brominated' means.  (NB: if you cull it from a dictionary i'll expect a layman's version as well.)

when the AF begins to stand between you and your friends it's about time to... um... make sure you don't say anything that can be overheard.

psst!  just between us, dentists really hate it when you eat those peanut butter chocolate wafer things right before you get your teeth cleaned.

*tear*  *tear*  *rip*  *shred*
oh, and if your gums hurt a little just rinse your mouth out with some warm salt water...

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any mom which can effortlessly use the word 'whatevah' during a conversation is a cool mom.  (my sister and i have taught her well.)

whenever you see someone in a McDs line reading a novel, you might as well just go home.

quick!  more lame autosigs!

btw, apparently 'crazy-wild' - as in, 'we can have a crazy-wild party' - has now become acceptable vernacular.  you have been warned.

and how can this *be*?  for he *is* the kwisatz haderach!
    — dune (the movie)
btw2, i wouldn't mind having alia as a little sister, 'cause she *rocks*!

btw3, not that lara croft isn't still right up there - how could she *not* be with her brazen attitude and crisp british accent - but janet marshall is now my VG babe of choice.  (i just can't help but like a babe who carries a gun but is so in control she doesn't need to draw it.)
// 08 addition:  blaze fielding will always be tops, though. you never forget your first.

oops i did not mean to reply all sorry
    — dsdjs nitmd  (heaven forbid we simply cancel the message and press the *correct* button)
// 08 addition:  i'm guessing that my oh so tricky encoding was 'sasha burns', but the name really doesn't ring any bells.

while i may not know who the enemy is anymore, i do know my friends.
    — babylon 5  (i don't own the DVDs yet, so i don't know the specific episode.)

any movie which has julianne moore, dinosaurs and a sega reference is a good movie.  period.  end of sentence.

The Cucumber and Licorice Park Place Log

until you've made a cookie sheet-sized apple pie with seven pounds of apples, you've only dabbled.  (and that's seven pounds after they're peeled and cut.)

swift run the sands of life except in the hour of pain.
    — the hunchback of notre dame (silent)

what's with fining nfl players for supposed late hits and other infractions when penalties weren't earned during the game?  if we're going to play that way, why can't we fine political candidates when they say things that aren't 100% factual?

well mike, i wouldn't worry: prosperity's just around the corner.
    yeah, it's been there a long time.  i wish i knew which corner.
    — my man godfrey

brooke shields, actress/humanitarian.  my parents don't agree, but those are some funny commercials.

mere force is useless against people who are neither cowards nor fools.  we must match courage with courage and cunning with still greater cunning if we are to do anything at all.
    — the scarlet pimpernel

early voting.  it's election *day*, not election *fortnight*, right?