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To those of you who celbrate it today, Happy Thanksgiving!

And to my friends in the United Kingdom: Neener neener neener!

(And, yes, I am fully aware that my Thanksgiving post last year was very similar to this one...)
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For those of you who need inspiration for explaining why you haven't posted in a while:

http://www.jennshreve.com/thefblog/2006/10/sorry-i-havent-posted-in-awhile.html
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http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=nocebo&x=0&y=0
Main Entry: no·ce·bo
Pronunciation: "nO-'sE-(")bO
Function: noun
: a harmless substance that when taken by a patient is associated with harmful effects due to negative expectations or the psychological condition of the patient

Yes, it's the opposite of placebo. The great example I heard was on Penn Jillette's Friday the 13th podcast where Michael Goudeau told a tale of wishing a magician "Good Luck" backstage, and the magician getting so freaked out at how unlucky that is that he burned himself on stage about a minute later.

For some reason, I really like this word.

LJ Talk

Oct. 13th, 2006 02:47 am
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For those of you who don't read [livejournal.com profile] news, LiveJournal has started up an IM service using the Jabber protocol. Just another way to keep in touch, and if you've got a multi-protocol client like Gaim, setting it up is easy.
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Click here to see! )
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Like the Terminator, Halley's Comet, or genital herpes, trivia just keeps coming back.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14791146/?GT1=8506
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Citrix (yes, I know I haven't posted about how awesome it is. I'll get to it once I figure out what the hell I'm doing.) now has an official blogging policy.

Coming from a place where they made me so paranoid that I thought twice before even telling someone the name, this makes me very happy.

The policy is pretty simple, reasonable, and straightforward, which is another thing that surprises the hell out of me. As one would expect, they want employees to post a general disclaimer
The views expressed here are mine alone and have not been authorized by, and do not necessarily reflect the views of, Citrix.
So, in the interest of completeness, I've modified my LJ profile
The views expressed here are mine alone and have not been authorized by, and do not necessarily reflect the views of: any current, past, or future employer, government, club, organization, family member, lover, friend, acquaintance, pet, mythological creature, or small woodland animal.
Yeah, I think that just about covers it.

PS. Because this also amuses me: Geotarget
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http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/08/09/jetski.sturgeon.ap/

WILDWOOD, Florida (AP) -- A man riding a personal watercraft was injured after a 4-foot-long sturgeon jumped out of the water and hit him, wildlife officials said.


Keep your eyes open for the trifecta!
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This Is My Life, Rated
Life:
6.9
Mind:
6.5
Body:
6.3
Spirit:
9.5
Friends/Family:
6.6
Love:
9.1
Finance:
8.5
Take the Rate My Life Quiz
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http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/07/24/bermuda.fisherman.ap/index.html?section=cnn_topstories

A fisherman was recovering from surgery after he was speared in the chest and knocked into the Atlantic Ocean by a blue marlin during a fishing competition off Bermuda's coast.

Squeeeee!

Jul. 10th, 2006 10:24 am
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http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/BAA.Public.Web/Pages/SeasonTicketHolder/BAACity.aspx?cityID=60&showId=686

Monty Python's: Spamalot
Jan. 9 - 21, 2007
Broward Center for the Performing Arts

ON SALE
10/22/2006

*bounce bounce bounce*

Holiday!

Jul. 4th, 2006 11:46 am
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Happy Independence Day to my American friends!

And to my British friends: neener neener neener! ;)

And to my Canadian friends (do I have any Canadian friends?): save me a seat in case we manage to end up with something worse after the next election.

And to everyone: don't blow yourselves up!!!
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http://www.cashelcompany.com/dad.php



Do we really want to formalize our children thinking of us as farm animals?

And considering what little I've heard about adult pony-play.... no, nevermind, I'm not going any closer to going there.
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Borrowed from a friend, who borrowed it from a friend, who borrowed.. well you get the idea.....

There's at least one person on your LJ friends list that wants to date you or sleep with you. So let's play...FRIENDS w/BENEFITS.

The rules are simple...If you want to date the person who posts this, leave them a message saying "I'm yours."

If you just want to sleep with the person and stay friends, send them a message that says "I'd hit it."

SCARED? You ONLY live ONCE!

*All responses will be screened.*

Post this in your own journal if it tickles your fancy.
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http://susiebright.blogs.com/susie_brights_journal_/2006/05/the_b_spot.html (possibly NSFW images (don't know b/c I have them turned off for this site from work))

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/04/why_the_wingnuts_hate_plan_b.php (SFW)

This is an issue on which we can completely ignore any assertion that life begins at fertilization (which I personally find absurd), because it's irrelevant: fertilization doesn't take place. No zygote, no fetus, no embryo, no babies. The claim that this argument is about the life of a baby is null and void, and the opposition to Plan B makes it glaringly, brilliantly clear that this isn't about the sanctity of life at all: it's all about controlling a woman's ovaries. She will not be allowed to tamper with the timing of ovulation.
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cambler who stole it from a whole chain of people back to the original artist:



(And, yes, the subject line is sarcasm.)

He knew

Mar. 2nd, 2006 09:04 am
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060302/ap_on_go_pr_wh/katrina_video
WASHINGTON - On the eve of Hurricane Katrina's fateful landfall, President Bush was confident. His homeland security chief appeared relaxed. And warnings of the coming destruction — breached or overrun levees, deaths at the New Orleans Superdome and overwhelming needs for post-storm rescues — were delivered in dramatic terms to all involved. All of it was captured on videotape.
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So this guy made a bet that he could get one billion unique page views on his web site.

http://www.onebillionpageviews.com/

That's about it really. Click the link - it's harmless, AFAICT, and you'll help some random guy you've never met win £1000 from a buddy.

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