I ran an estate sale for my boss over the weekend. I now have a 70's style beigh leather sectional sofa (cheezy yet cool) , a set of 60's italian stainless steel pots and pans with cool handels (industrial chic) a new HP PC "pavilion" (super hotrod) and a 1972 pinball machine "wild lIfe" cartoon tarzan and jane motif (one busted rubberband, otherwise fully opperational) and a small bit of pay. Pinball competition anyone ?
now theyve really gone too far. strom thurmond just collapsed on the senate floor. (damn those terrorists!) can jesse helms be far behind?
my email and internet explorer are dead or so it seems, i opened an attachement from hungary and got the goo lash virus, jim what can we do if any thing, nortan antivirus zip disked in by linda has found 38 infected programs and 3 common virus's but could delete only 4 programs and one virus the 34 on my restore part of C disk cant be helped per nortan and i cant iE, OE but can use the rest of the computer......OUCH
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wasnt someone yacking about david halberstam at aka? heres an interview with salon regarding the current crisis and the attitudes that helped it along.
i was just watching a little of the cbs sunday morning show. the human muppet aka senator lieberman was droning on about something. then they cut to the jingoistic insert before going to a commercial. as the music swells, bush gazes over a sea flag waving admirers. it looks like they are of the military persuasion. and i got nauseous and muted the sound while channeling i cant close my eyes and make it go away. and i thought, what song is that from? the subconscious radio station is always on.
the aol homepage had a link to the princeton review college rankings so i clicked through. it was either that or watch the fox sunday morning gabfest. no contest. i always like to see how the old alma mater stacks up against the competition. so theres all sorts of fun and pointless rankings. trinity college has a stranglehold on the second slot in the most homogeneous category and has the nineteenth spot on the reefer madness list. i can barely contain my school pride. but even more astounding was that i took the counselor-o-matic quiz to see where i would match up well with schools and the selection it came up with was trinity college. i guess it was fated all along. heres the counselor page if you are hopelessly bored.
Let's get pickled! The first annual New York international pickle day is tomorrow. The fun is on Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
A group of volunteers is joining the Library of Congress and the Internet Archive in San Francisco to piece together what the Web looked like during and after the events of Sept. 11, according to the Washington Post.

The project -- which will rely on Web pages archived offline after terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon -- expects to publish its results Oct. 11. Kirsten Foot, a University of Washington professor who is co-directing the effort, told the Post: "There is the potential for a new level of civic activism emerging. There's been a huge surge in people feeling compelled to make statements about the events online. We see it everywhere online, and we want to preserve a record of it."

Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, said the idea is to build a new kind of library. "This isn't just about historians storing stuff in a closet. We are trying hard to become a meaningful resource to people in real time," he said.

The Internet Archive can be found at archive.org.
Best meal and wine night ever at Manducatti’s
for me was 9/25 following a fantastic
Madeira Seminar from 1875 to 1977:>)

1985 Valentino Bricco Manzone $60
1982 Marcarini Brunate $65
1978 Brovia Rocche Riserva $45
*1978 Pira Riserva $45
1982 Ceretto Bricco Rocche $65
1982 Valentino Raul $80
**1978 Prunotto Bussia Riserva $80
**1978 Giacosa St Steven Riserva $225
*1977 Taurasi Riserva $60

* Bottom two wines of the night
** Top two wines of the night
jim get ready to rock!!!!! surf's up!!!!!
There's a new Fellowship of the Ring trailer. Looks amazing.
David and Nelson
The Iconic Power of an Artifact
a terror between the sheets
I can't seem to find that post re. the CIA you described to me.............
well not really into posting but need to get going

being in the wine/food industry i felt that i should be out supporting restaurants in my area in this downturn

note: we dont eat meat, birds are my new favorite food though, linda fish only so we cant report complete and we only ate at each place once...

Smith St, USA

Grocery--nice food no tingle, need to try again
Saul--too heavy just ok, not going back anytime soon
Patois--we had a great dish here (old friend / ex chef of Nosmo King long ago) of trout served over mashed potatoes in a soup plate with a broth added containing corn and yelow beets, must return
Uncle Pho--we had one yummy and one super yummy here (the Jims Special Tuna!!!), hope they deliver
Banania--great brunch, ok dinner
Ytournel--my chicken as ok, Bill liked his cod gratinee very well, Linda's mussels were week, but we really like this place for the feel, try again soon
Smith St Kitchen--everything purrfect so far, yes its a mostly a seafood joint so its up our alley, we need to try more main courses to fully bless it, cant wait:>)
Not tasted:Cafe LULUc (owners of Banania), Bar Takac, Ferninando's Foccaceria (open since 1904) which close's at 6pm, The Red Rose......
The Rev. Jerry Falwell blamed the terrorist attack on the American Civil Liberties Union, abortion providers, gay-rights advocates, and the federal courts. It was because they had turned America away from God. "He lifted the curtain of protection," Falwell said, "and I believe that if America does not repent and return to a genuine faith and dependence on Him, we may expect more tragedies, unfortunately."
auden on bin laden another time
fox has decide that the grieving is over and wants the healing to begin. thats why theyve begun heavily promoting their upcoming horrorshow, the next iteration of "Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire?" called "Who Wants To Be A Princess?" i know i feel better.
any body/friend of yours like robert williams as i have a numbered print of a 1968 piece called "in the land of retinal delights" that i am going to donate to housing works if no one wants....
Return to (ab)normalcy:
How about those Mets?
more on the DOD v.POWell
Someone sent this by email--I don't know the source and haven't verified it. Has anyone seen this?

Thursday September 20 09:31 PM EDT
Maher Causes "Cowardly" Flap
Allow Bill Maher to rephrase: It's the politicians who are cowards, not the American military.

That sums up an apology Wednesday by Maher, the normally unrepentant, sporadically funny and always outspoken host of ABC's Politically Incorrect, who angered some viewers and advertisers Monday by condemning past U.S. military actions as "cowardly."

Both Federal Express and Sears, Roebuck and Company have pulled their ads from the late-night political forum after Maher condemned recent U.S. missile attacks, during his first episode since last week's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.

"We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away," he said. "That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly."

On Tuesday night, ABC and Maher defended the show as one that "celebrates freedom of speech." But by Wednesday, after both FedEx and Sears pulled their ads, Maher apologized and sought to clarify.

"In no way was I intending to say, nor have I ever thought, that the men and women who defend our nation in uniform are anything but courageous and valiant, and I offer my apologies to anyone who took it wrong," Maher said in a statement. "My criticism was meant for politicians who, fearing public reaction, have not allowed our military to do the job they are obviously ready, willing and able to do and who now will, I'm certain, as they always have, get it done."

From the Times of London, a map showing the international scope of the loss.