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Tuesday, December 16th, 2003
9:02 am - Bored
quizes because I'm bored............

You are Form 0, Phoenix: The Eternal.

"And The Phoenix's cycle had reached
zenith, so he consumed himself in fire. He
emerged from his own ashes, to be forever

Some examples of the Phoenix Form are Quetzalcoatl
(Aztec), Shiva (Indian), and Ra-Atum
The Phoenix is associated with the concept of life,
the number 0, and the element of fire.
His sign is the eclipsed sun.

As a member of Form 0, you are a determined
individual. You tend to keep your sense of
optomism, even through tough times and have a
positive outlook on most situations. You have
a way of looking at going through life as a
journey that you can constantly learn from.
Phoenixes are the best friends to have because
they cheer people up easily.

Which Mythological Form Are You?
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Duty and Loyalty: You serve your purpose and do
what you must do. People would consider you
someone to rely on, and one who keeps his/her
word when he/she gives it.

Which Characteristic From the Samurai Code Matches You Best? (You may find out your best trait)
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Congratulations! You're Legolas!

Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you?
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?? Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ??
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Friday, December 12th, 2003
9:05 am - LOL
God, people are stupid!!!

Nursery rhymes produce warped view of dangers of head injuries
Mon Dec 8, 5:17 PM ET


TORONTO (CP) - So exactly what was that old man doing - and who was he doing it with? - when he went to bed and bumped his head and couldn't get up in the morning?

How come no one called child protection authorities about the baby in that cradle in the tree top?

And why in the world did men on horseback attempt to restore Humpty Dumpty to health, when an Emergency Services crew with a cervical collar and a spinal board ought to have been on the scene?

Nursery rhyme classics such as Jack and Jill or 10 Little Monkeys could leave children with a seriously warped view of the consequences of head injuries, a pair of Halifax researchers are arguing in this week's issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

"Hush-a-bye baby - you have no idea what happens to that infant in the end. Do they call social services? Is the child dead? Is it lost to the system? Who knows?" notes Sarah Giles, a third-year medical student at Dalhousie University and the lead author on the paper.

"It's a grim picture out there in the nursery rhyme world."

No, Giles hasn't lost it pulling too many all-nighters. This piece of research is published in the journal's light-hearted Christmas issue, a once-a-year occasion when serious researchers plant tongues firmly in cheeks as they parody what they do with utter earnestness the rest of the time.

Giles's co-author is Halifax pediatrician Dr. Sarah Shea, whose brilliant analysis of the psychoses of A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh characters was the featured article in the journal's 2001 Christmas issue.

Here the two study the portrayal of head trauma incidents in common nursery rhymes. The pattern is disturbing.

Take Humpty Dumpty for instance.

"We question whether 'all the king's horses and all the king's men' were capable of launching an appropriate medical intervention after Mr. Dumpty's unfortunate accident," they wrote. "What sort of EMS training and equipment did these first responders have?"

A bone doctor would have been a better call, given Dumpty's obvious osteoporosis, Giles says.

"He needed orthopedic surgeons to put him back together again. Your Joe Blow on horseback was not going to help - let alone the horses."

And what of the old man with the bumped head in "It's Raining, It's Pouring"? How exactly did he sustain this head injury? Was he the victim of foul play? Did he have a post-coital heart attack - the authors note no one ever said he was in bed alone - that led to the head bumping?

For Giles's money, though, the most disturbing rhyme is the one about 10 little monkeys bouncing on a bed. It's pure simian carnage.

"The tragedy is perpetuated time and time again," she notes.

"Monkeys are a marginalized portion of our society. There's no one to speak for them. Should they have been fostered out? I think The Man with the Yellow Hat would have been glad to have a few friends for Curious George."

Giles and Shea conclude their analysis with a "medically sound nursery rhyme." It's the cautionary tale of little Johnny who rode his bike without a helmet. When he takes a tumble and splits his head, he's rushed to the emergency room where doctors notice a blown pupil and perform neurosurgery.

Johnny lives to ride, wearing a helmet, another day.

"It really does drive home the point that there are consequences," Giles insists.

current mood: amused

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8:55 am - LOL

Japanese housewife nabbed for noisy attack on neighbour
Wed Dec 10, 9:00 AM ET Add Offbeat - AFP to My Yahoo!

TOKYO (AFP) - A middle-aged Japanese housewife has been arrested for bombarding her neighbour around the clock for seven months with high-decibel sounds from a dozen radios and alarm clocks, police said.

AFP/File Photo

Kayoko Deguchi, 47, who lives in the ancient city of Nara, was held on suspicion of assault and injury because the neighbour, a 53-year-old housewife, suffered from a chronic headache, insomnia and ringing in the ears.

Deguchi's vendetta may have dated back 10 years, when the victim's family were playing with a ball and it hit her car, police said Wednesday.

"The suspect admitted that she had played radios. But she claimed to have caused no injury," a spokesman for the Nara city police department said.

Deguchi ignored repeated demands from the victim and other neighbours to stop the barrage of sound until late September when police stepped in.

After she re-launched the assault on a smaller scale, police seized six radios and nine alarm clocks from her house in November and finally arrested her on Tuesday.

Since the spat over the ball, she has quarrelled with the neighbour over petty matters every time they met, the police official said.

current mood: amused

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8:42 am - SO Sad
Poor little chillens!!

South Africa Pulls Plug on Santa Claus Mail
Thu Dec 11, 9:02 AM ET Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo!

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - For South African children there is no Santa Claus this year -- and that's official.

South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority has banned an advertisement for the country's Post Office that gave children an address to write to Santa Claus with their Christmas wishes.

In a ruling this week the Authority said the Post Office was "profiting from the natural credulity of children."

"It creates the impression, in the mind of the credulous child, that by writing to the given address she/he will be writing to Santa Claus, who, according to the Santa Claus myth, will then bring him/her the requested presents," it said.

The Authority banned the advertisement, upholding a complaint which said it encouraged "a falsehood that could break the fragile spirits of the already disillusioned youth of South Africa."

current mood: sad

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Thursday, December 11th, 2003
3:51 pm

YOu guys have to get the code from mullet so I have more PPL to talk to!!!!!!^.^

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Wednesday, December 10th, 2003
8:50 am - Not much here!
Ack..Last night I had to make 30 rice cripy computers...........I never want to see rice crispies again. That and I had to help move new furnature and rewire all of our electrical equipment....Stephi you need to get better :( and thanx for the present spencer Cosmo is Godly!!!!!!

Eveyone should go here!!!!

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Which Dysfunctional Care Bear Are You?
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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003
8:41 am - LoL
This woman is insane!!!

Woman jailed for driving over McDonald's worker in burger row
Sat Dec 6,11:40 AM ET Add Offbeat - AFP to My Yahoo!

HOUSTON, Texas (AFP) - A woman who drove over a McDonald's employee, breaking her pelvis and causing her serious internal injuries in a row over a hamburger, has been jailed for 10 years.

AFP Photo

"I sure hope it was worth it, because you'll have 10 years to think about it," US District Judge Brock Thomas said Thursday as he handed down the sentence to Waynetta Nolan in district court.

The 37-year-old was convicted of aggravated assault in connection with the April 23 incident in which she flew into a violent rage when denied mayonnaise on her cheeseburger and ran over the restaurant manager in the restaurant's parking lot.

"I was going through a bad time in my life," Nolan told jurors during the penalty phase of the trial. "I was having a lot of problems."

Judge Brock said the case was one of the most absurd he has ever seen. "I can't imagine or think of anything more ridiculous than this. It all happened over a hamburger."

The spat began when Nolan was told mayonnaise was not an option with McDonald's cheeseburger. When Nolan became angry, the employee at the drive-through window at the McDonald's in suburban Houston encouraged her to pull her car around to the window counter and speak to the manager.

Witnesses said Nolan cursed and threw a cheeseburger back though the drive-through window.

When manager Sherry Jenkins offered a special-order cheeseburger with mayonnaise, witnesses said, Nolan complained her French fries had grown cold. After receiving new fries, she then demanded a new drink.

Unable to pacify the belligerent customer, Jenkins finally called police, who asked her to get the customer's license plate number, according to court testimony.

Nolan, who has a previous conviction for running her car into her ex-boyfriend's girlfriend, testified that she was unaware she had run over Jenkins.

She said she was putting ketchup on her burger when she heard a car horn, realized she was blocking drive-through traffic and hit the gas pedal. Running over Jenkins seemed like "a bump," she said.

Nolan sped away and drove head-on into one-way traffic. A driver followed and reported her license plate to police.

"I gave her everything she asked for," a tearful Jenkins told jurors Thursday. "I put mayo on her burger. I took off the onions and mustard. What did I do to deserve this?"

current mood: amused

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Monday, November 24th, 2003
10:31 am - I am muzzy! Hear me Roar! (in french)!!!!!!!!!!
I don't know. I've never done this. Spencer is a bastard, just kidding, he is the most wonderous Miss Junior America the world has known. It is so true.

current mood: apathetic

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