Sunday, August 31, 2003

Thursday, August 28, 2003

And More Dumb Laws

In keeping with the sentiment of my August 22 post, here are some more gems ... this time from Massachusetts!

State Laws:
At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.
Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.
No gorilla is allowed in the back seat of any car.
Tomatoes may not be used in the production of clam chowder.
Bullets may not be used as currency.

Boston:
No one may cross the Boston Common without carrying a shotgun in case of bears.
It is illegal to eat peanuts in church.
Two people may not kiss in front of a church.

Hopkinton: Though horses and cows are allowed on the common, dogs are prohibited.

Longmeadow: It is illegal for two men to carry a bathtub across the town green.

Marlboro: One may not detonate a nuclear device in the city.

Newton: All families must be given a hog from the town's mayor.

North Andover: An ordinance prohibits the use of space guns.

tee hee ...


Tuesday, August 26, 2003

The Red Planet

Mars is the closest to Earth as it's been in 59,619 years! You can view Mars tonight without the aid of a telescope! It'll be at it's closest point Wednesday morning, 5:51 am EST.

You can read more at NASA's site here.

We watched it awhile the other night. Very cool. The next opportunity will be the year 2287.

Friday, August 22, 2003

Dumb Laws

I got this in my SACC digest from KellEy.. "red"

Alabama: It's illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

Florida: Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

Georgia: It's illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down.

Kentucky: One may not dye a duckling blue and offer it for sale unless more than six are for sale at once.

Lousiana: It's illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

Mississippi: It is illegal to teach others what polygamy is.

North Carolina: It's illegal to sing off key.

South Carolina: If a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, by law it must take place.

Tennessee: It's illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

New Mexico: it's illegal for a woman to ride a horse on a public street with a kimono on.

Illinois: it's illegal to take a French poodle to the opera.

California: Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.

Nebraska: If a child burps during church, the parent may be arrested.

Alaska: It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.

New York: A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice
cream cone in his/her pocket.

New Jersey: Handcuffs may not be sold to minors.

Wisconsin (Milwaukee): If one is thought of as offensive looking, it is illegal for him to be in public during the day.

Pennsylvania: You may not sing in the bathtub.

Canada--Ontario--Guelph: The city is classified as a no-pee zone.

Canada--Ontario--WaWa: You may not paint a ladder as it will be slippery when wet.

Canada--Quebec--Montreal: Citizens may not relieve themselves or spit on the street. Punishable by a fine of over 100 Canadian dollars.

Find more at http://www.dumblaws.com



Thursday, August 21, 2003

Buried under Paperwork

Here I am, buried under a pile of paperwork which has no end! *sigh* To relieve the stress of it all I'm taking a break.

Over at the Dominion I see a post which gives a link for an NZ interview with Anthony Simcoe! (streaming video) Break is good. =)

Plans for the New England area Scaper convention in Boston are snowballing. Just hope I can keep up. *g*

This weekend I plan to watch the DVD my Dad sent us for the movie So Close. It's supposed to be the Hong Kong version of Charlie's Angels but with less camp. ;)

Also, new movie coming out soon with Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, and Johnny Depp called Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Release date is 9/12/03. Looks good.

Lastly, I found some recipes for Malasada!!! Perhaps there will be a test of the recipes this weekend? and I can munch on the results? heh heh ..

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

My LiveJournal Sitcom
Being ctegan (TNN, 8:30): ctegan (Patricia Richardson) takes crankygrrl (Morgan Freeman)'s grandfather on a date and ends up necking. Then, atomicpagan (Charlton Heston) bites fbf (Malcolm Gets). Nearby, maramcc (Quentin Tarantino) uses mesascaper (Morgan Fairchild)'s apple. That same day, methought (Cindy Crawford) and kixxa (Nick Nolte) find a lost iguana at a computer store. In the next town over, kernezelda (Jimmy Fallon) and veritykindle (Jason Mewes) don't believe in circadian rhythms. Crazy results follow.
What's Your LiveJournal Sitcom? (by rfreebern)

Monday, August 18, 2003

Northeast Scaper convention

Talks are under way for a possible Northeast Scaper convention to take place in Boston in June 2004. Although the idea is a con for Farscape fans in the Northeast, you don't have to be from the Northeast to attend. *g* Right now, it's still at the gauging interest phase, so if you have any interest at all in attending, please shout out here at Kansas or here at Frell Me Dead to let the organizers know. Also, at this time, there is no plan for inviting cast members (ie, no guests), just fellow Farscape fans.

This weekend was a busy one, complete with a Viewing Party, a birthday party, and a visit with my grandmother. (among other things)

Last night we watched Daredevil starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. Although it was dismissed by the critics, I didn't think the movie was that bad. In fact, I enjoyed it; I only wish that there was more tweaking of the script and storyline before it went into production. Other than it was okay; the movie had a lot of potential. Ben did a good job; the character of Elektra was very interesting. It's not something I would watch over and over, but every once in awhile, yes, I would. It's not perfection, but not many movies are.

Reminder: Tonight is a repeat of the CSI: Miami episode starring Ben Browder -- okay, so it doesn't star Ben, but I can dream, right? -- Support the Farscape actors! Watch CSI: Miami -- 10 pm EST!

Friday, August 15, 2003

No Blackouts in Boston

Thank goodness! All those poor people in this heat with no electricity, some with no drinking water! Imagine no shower or not being able to flush the toilet in this heat. Or being stuck on an elevator in a high rise or in those subway tunnels, packed on a train. *shudder* At least, it wasn't raining and storming last night.

Okay, latest installment in Island Chronicles is here.

Chryse (aka Aileen) has posted her Scaper Con pics here.

Also, the Mad Libs (in the style of a bad Farscape fan fic) are here.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

DisorderRating
Paranoid:Moderate
Schizoid:High
Schizotypal:Moderate
Antisocial:Low
Borderline:Moderate
Histrionic:High
Narcissistic:High
Avoidant:Very High
Dependent:High
Obsessive-Compulsive:High

-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --



I am a psychiatrist's dream patient. Wow! Who knew I was this ... neurotic? ... Don't answer that! :p

Oh, and for quotes from SC2K3, check out Rev's LJ!

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Meteors, Scaper Con, and really bad!fic

Perseid Meteor Showers!

All my pics have been developed and are waiting to be scanned. Reports will be forthcoming, til then please have a look at what other people have said about SC2K3.

Shipscat's report

herdthinner's report

Windfire's photos

Acca and Mnem's point of view

NaiveAndTrue

SACC list mum Lauren's report

and many more!

And plans are in the works for a Northeast/New England Scaper gathering in June 2004! woo hoo!

Plus, the Chicago Tribune article gets a mention in USA Today online.

Lastly, a Bad!Fic Mad Lib courtesy of me *g* ... This is my first attempt at a Mad Lib, and I'm not positive it'll work, but I promise it'll be very bad -- also, it's Farscape related (as if you couldn't guess). Have fun!

P.S. Laura saw Melanie Griffiths and Antonio Banderas in NYC last weekend. She got pictures and autographs and everything! *bg*

Saturday, August 09, 2003

Links, Links, and more Links!

Still a favorite of mine: My Pet Skeleton

A new film I can't wait to see: Passionada

Some photos (not mine) from Scaper Con (aka SC2K3): Farscape2000.com

NTX Course Builder: Titleist -- go to the Titleist page and find Contests and then NTX Course Builder -- game was designed by Micky and others at Weymouth Design (how's that for a shameless plug?)

I originally watched this on Tim Burton's site, but now you can go to Atom Films to see every episode of Stain Boy!

Anthony Simcoe in Blind Date. Funny, funny little film. ;)

And finally, the latest dispatch on The Island Chronicles.

Enjoy!