Nov 2005
eeew. ooow. eeew.

i think i am less grossed out by the creepy go-into-the-closet christian, below.

this guy is creepier. and doesn't he look like Patrick Swayze.

From the Herald story:

Iron Crotch strikes a seriously low point in martial arts.

Its 50-year-old grandmaster Tu Jin-Sheng has shown his true mettle by tugging a truck across a Californian car park with his penis.

But first, as the Tri-Valley Herald reports, Master Tu got an assistant to kick him hard between the legs before lashing himself to the rental truck with a strip of blue fabric around the base of his penis and testicles.

The fabric was tugged hard to make sure there'd be no slippage. Then the Master went to work.

Mmm. Eeew. Apparently this guy has 60,000 followers worldwide.

“Its practitioners are known to lift hundreds of pounds with their genitals to increase energy and sexual performance.”

Riiiight.

I am going to bed. This world gives me a headache sometimes.

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frigging creepy

i accidentally stumbled across this page tonight. I was doing some web work for television sydney (tvs) this evening, but strangely enough when you type the url tvs into a web browser, it brings up the sydney anglican’s web page.

and what a creepy aritcle it is. someone who discovers god, and realises that as a homosexual he is living a life of sin. so he renounces his fagdom and becomes a frigging ultra conservative right wing bigoted evangelist for being an “ex-gay”.

mate. you just did it ’cos you weren’t getting any.

what a shameful thing to do. to lie to yourself and run away from who you really are. It is the greatest achivement in life to come to terms with who you are as a person, and running away is all that you have done.

Come back out of the closet. You are a disgrace. Thank goodness you can’t disappoint God.

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is this the ultimate iPod accessory?

oh my god. i guess it had to happen.
check out their advertisement

thanks to James via Lester Haines of The Register

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the news every mother truly dreads …

i just hope my mother never has to go through this

he's a what ???

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i can’t help but make sense …

It just keeps on getting hotter and hotter at the Gay Marriage Say So!

After this latest mound of crap disguised as sense:

ha! someone replied

wow it took me a half hour to make sense of this topic here are some thoughts

Don’t plagiarize marceepants, that article was written to be sarcastic hardly 100% sound reasoning.

Another world citizen [pdr: that’s me!] you might source check first.

The choices here are just asking for a fight. Either you are for it because it is equal rights for all or you think it is special rights? WTF! How could it be special rights? Special rights are what married people have, over single people and gay people. How about people who do not agree but do not think of it as an abomination?

I do not see how having a marriage certificate makes any couple more in-love per say. I am for equal rights but I am not able to bridge the gap on why marriage should be redefined so gay people can do it.

I still believe that the government should recognize them though.

But, while things are getting redefined can we redefine salt? Maybe we could call everything salt. Hey maybe in lue of getting married they could get salted. I agree with Travis Marshall completely, Kyle, even steve/free happy gay [pdr: me again!] (you two are dumb fuckers btw) did have some interesting points.

Also it is laughable to think that Britney Spears defines the sanctity of marriage.

… I just had to chip in …

Sorry to rain on your parade of half-truths “peacelover”:

Don’t plagiarize marceepants

In marceepants defence, i don’t think it was plagiarism whatsoever. Last time I checked the dictionary, plagiarism was the act of appropriating the literary composition of another author, or excerpts, ideas, or passages therefrom, and passing the material off as one’s own creation.

And if you read the article in full, peacelover, as i did, you would see that you missed two fundamental things:

  1. the authors encourage the text to spread far and wide, as it is intended to be read by many many people — exactly what marceepants was doing
  2. sure, the article is sarcastic, but what is sarcasm? sarcasm is witty language used to convey insults or scorn. — the writers are making a point here, that all of the arguments made against gay marriage can be completely overturned by equally ridiculous counter arguments. That’s also known as a “farce”.

You failed to highlight the most telling part of this article:

We hope to show how ludicrous the arguments against gay marriage really are, by explicitly stating the arguments… and letting the obvious conclusions from these arguments follow, which are clearly not accurate.

If anything, the sarcasm strengthens our case; it does not weaken it.

I tell you, if you can give me one good solid argument against gay marriage; one argument not based on religion, not based on prejudice, based on assumption or tradition, I will listen.

I have been listening for 35 years. I don’t think there is one.

And one final point. Calling people “dumb f ### ers” does nought but weaken your case.

I have noticed how it is the people in the centre column who are the most:

  • defensive
  • nasty
  • angry
  • cruel

Well, this is just the straw-clutching of desperate people who know the end of a regime is nearing. People who know the way they have it and like it now is in its dying days.

I promise you: we will get the right to marry. We will.

You can fight and argue and lie and deceive all you like. But we will win. Because we are about changing the world for the better. Those who stand against us want to keep the status quo of intolerance and division.

I cannot speak for all people, but I can say this for myself and a lot of the people I know: if we just were able to listen to someone else’s opinion and not try to convince them that they are wrong, and not believe we have lost anything by doing so, the world would be a very different place.

We need to respect each other.

And I repeat. We will win. You know it.

Of course we will win. If they thought we wouldn’t, they would ignore us. Bring it on.

Oh dear. Did I just quote Gee-Dubyah?

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the next ipods …

they are so amazing …
next generation?

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naked tuesday - post #2

naked disco

so weird. not one, but two emails with naked men attachments today. and this one has movement.

it never rains but it pours.

thanks to rodney

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naked tuesday - post #1

now that’s what I call a Fun Run.

fun run

thanks to tarin

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stooooopid [sic] steve replied!

Oh my goodness. What fun. Stoopid Steve got completely plugged-in by my rather funny reply, which, for the record was:

why is it that homophobes are always really really bad spellers and awful at grammar?

is it because they are stupid? well, duh!

they like gays and lesbians to remain at arms length with respect to human rights, because they know we are smarter.

be afraid, be very afraid.

poor old steve obviously doesn’t have a lot going on upstairs:

The HIV, STDS, etc well i dont have to worry about that. But by encouraging homosexual lifestyle[sic], you are also encouraging rampant disease. I would be curious as to the next big disease God sends Homosexuals, after HIV is cured.

Just pray that it isnt [sic], im [sic] sure that HIV is a walk in the park compared to whatever is next. Just imagine the disease— maybe your penis will get sticky and get stuck up some dudes poop hole.

Eeew. Steve.

Don’t you think you think about all this a bit too much?

And can someone please tell me what a homosexual lifestyle is? Not fair. I have been gay all my life and don’t yet have one of these homosexual lifestyles. Is that we’re you’re tanned and blonde and drink margaritas by the pool all day? I WANT ONE!!!

Steve is just jealous because he can’t have one.
It’s because you can’t spell Steve, you’re too stooopid [sic].

Signed, free (almost), gay (very) and happy (mostly).

This was his shattering retort snigger:

This is to the homo named:
free (almost) gay (very) and happy (mostly)


[pdr: he bolded me!!!]

you’re not’re good’re at’re typing’re eith’re

hey moron, people that type in these things don’t proof read. and your rebuttal was lacking details please show us all that you have more going on up stairs than name calling ie. you sodomite.

Oh, you know I can't help myself, especially when goaded by someone who's not that clever …
I just had to reply:

a special message to my new fan, stoopid steve

Now, come on Steve, don’t give me the proofreading bullshit. They weren’t all typographical errors. Some of them were genuine stoooooopid [sic] mistakes.

Steve if you think that calling me a sodomite is going to hurt my feelings, then you are as stoooopid [sic] as I had expected in the first place. I am a sodomite and proud.

Duh.

So reminding me that I am one doesn’t really have much of an effect. It’s really weird, because I tend to notice that nasty lonely bigoted fools — like yourself — always call me names like that.

But then again, I would rather you call me names — and not spend so much of your time alone — and I am sure you have a lot of that — wondering about the horrible diseases “those gays have”.

Listen mate, I have been copping homophobic crap all my life. As if someone as stoooooopid [sic] as you is gonna hurt my feelings.

Give up now.
Go home.
I won.

As far as I am concerned, anyone who is prejudiced about people of any sort is not really deserving of the respect and fellowship of other human beings.

So Steve, sweetie darling, I am not even going to attempt to prove my mental superiority to you.

You did it yourself, my dear.
You have proven your inferiority to me by your words of hatred and nastiness.

The empty howls of the lonely dog.
Steve, I have ear plugs sweetie.

And on a more serious note, please do not quote God and scripture within the same text as the disgusting and pathological homophobic rants as you did before. I think it offends all of the good people out there who are true christians; ie. they believe in the teachings of a man who said, above all else, be kind to your fellow man. Which is actually how I choose to live my life.

The really great thing about this choice is that I don’t have to be kind to people like you, which is such a nice relief. Phew. I can just keep calling you stoopid [sic], which is a lot of fun, especially as I can change the spelling of the word stoooopid [sic] each time i do so.

Oh, by the way, can you send me a picture of your stoooooopid self. I wrote about you on my website today. If you want, click on that link and see.

Scroll down to the heading that says * homofoebs and speelling and grammer*. I spelt it like that because i kinda think that’s how you would spell it Stoopid Steve. Don’t worry, I wasn’t nice to you. I just felt like letting the rest of the world know how stooooooopid [sic] you are.

And to all of the rest of the people reading this: sorry, but I have had enough of dreadful people casting aspersions on a very large number of their fellow man, simply because they know a love that some see as different.

For me there is no difference; love is simply love.

And for all of you sick of homophobia, well today I vowed to step up the fight. I even registered a new domain name: homophobophobia.com. It may not work as yet, still waiting for the DNS entry to propogate.

Whilst ever a day goes by when one person looks at another and judges and condemns them for the way they are, that is a day where the world gets older and no closer to peace.

Steve — your words were written to hurt and attack and to hate. Instead they have inspired me to create a better world, not just for gays and lesbians, but for all of us.

Even you, old friend. Thankyou for reading.
You made my day. I am still chuckling about you …

Signed, free gay and very happy that stooopid steve replied!

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i want that tee shirt

homophobia is so-ooo gay

it so is.

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homophobophobia dot com

grassroots

there. easy. my word, thus my domain:

http://www.homophobophobia.com

the game is afoot.

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no more mr nice poof

Nice to see that something as pernicious and repulsive as homophobia actually inspired me to do something good for the world: As of now, Monday, 21 November 2005 03:27:28 AEDT, i am declaring war on homophobia , and declaring myself homophobophobic!

… and I have registered the domain name, homophobophobia.com.
Come join my crusade.

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homophobophobia

let me just say some inspiring readings this week have prompted me to initiate a new section in impdr.com. In some respects homophobes sicken me, in other ways they make me chuckle with their silliness.

But some of them downright disturb me, and others bloody well make me mad.

there, it’s easy, just don’t make him cry …

So I declare my anti-homophobe - homophobophobia - site open.
Here's to maintaining the rage -- we still love you Gough! You were robbed!

Send me stories of homophobia, and let us place them here and make people see how silly and small and evil they are. Time to change the world.

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homofoebs and speelling and grammer

mr doobie

why is it that homophobes are always really really bad spellers and awful at grammar? Oh yeah, and their “logic”. Love it. It would be entertaining if it weren’t so widspread and serious.

so why do they write so badly? And why are they so obssessed with what we do behind closed doors? Is it because they are stupid? Is it because they have unfulfilling sex lives?

well, duh!

take this wonderful passage i came across today, written by “steve” – who is an illiterate fuckwit :

Marriage is ordained of God. A union between husband and wife. Period.

Now let it be know that if Gay/Homosexual people want to be “married” they should call it something else, i.e. Civil Union BUT NOT MARRIAGE.

Marriage is God’s term for husband and wife. Married people don’t call sex— sodomy. Why should the sodomites, etc be called “married”.

Again my problem is the terminology.

The HIV, STDS, etc well i dont have to worry about that. But by encouraging homosexual lifestyle, you are also encouraging rampant disease. I would be curious as to the next big disease God sends Homosexuals, after HIV is cured.

Just pray that it isnt [sic], im sure that HIV is a walk in the park compared to whatever is next. Just imagine the disease— maybe your penis will get sticky and get stuck up some dudes poop hole.

YUCK!!! and then you get some weird urinary tract infection that makes you start to sweat urine! OR better your stomach stops working properly and you throw up poop once a month!

GROSS huh, just like sodomy is gross!

Better yet they should call it UNCIVIAL [sic] UNION.

Ha ha ha. I laughed until i stopped. Poor old Steve obviously doesn’t have a lot going on upstairs, (or downstairs obviously):

don’t ask, don’t tell …
You see, homophobes like gays and lesbians to remain at arms length with respect to human rights, because they know we are smarter. Not smarter than heterosexuals, smarter than homophobes I mean. Oh, yes, and we have an “agenda” to “take over the world.” Be afraid, be very afraid. Yes, we’re taking over the *yawn* world steve, right after i finish this latté and sodomise myself (how does one do that?) and lance all the pussy boils that cover every inch of my festering skin. Yes, I loved this next bit so much I am going to quote it again *snigger*.

The HIV, STDS, etc well i dont have to worry about that. But by encouraging homosexual lifestyle, you are also encouraging rampant disease. I would be curious as to the next big disease God sends Homosexuals, after HIV is cured.

Just pray that it isnt [sic], im sure that HIV is a walk in the park compared to whatever is next. Just imagine the disease— maybe your penis will get sticky and get stuck up some dudes poop hole.

Eeew. Steve.

Don’t you think you think about all this a bit too much.
And notice how he treats us with a Proper Noun, right up there with God. Would God like that Steve?

And can someone please tell me (and Jayar) what a Homosexual Lifestyle is? Is that when you’re tanned and blonde and beautiful and muscular and swan around and drink margaritas by the pool all day? Is that what it is?

gay lifestyle

Not fair! I have been gay all my life and don’t yet have one of these Homosexual Lifestyle. You see, I work, I have bills to pay — taxes included ! — I also have to deal with the minutaea of every day life.

A Homosexual Lifestyle? I WANT ONE!!!

Steve is just jealous because he can’t have one.
It’s because you can’t spell Steve, you’re too stooopid [sic].

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perfect

“ Perfection is reached not at the point when there is nothing more to add … perfection comes only when there is nothing more to remove.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sure. Whatever.
Like I am ever gonna see it.

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only in penrith

donut cops hit panthers

i love my place of birth, my old home town …

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the inaugural offensive quote of the week

… or should i just call it the ugly, moronic, fucked-up, bigoted, dickhead, blight-on-humanity quote of the week?
so many homophobes, so little to learn from them…

anti gay	protest
I know of no case in which a homosexual society has led to greater good or has brought about lasting happiness.

Charming as it is, yairs, I found this delightful treatise by some fuckhead called Josh. his argument is that gays and lesbians should not be married because there has never been a record of a gay society in history that has advanced mankind.

Josh, as far as i am aware, there were the Incas, the Mayans, the Sumerians, the Egyptians, i could go on and on … but i don't ever remember reading about the gays. Oh, learned Josh, pray tel me, who were they? some classical toga-clad super-race of people going to all night parties at the local sun goddess temple? hmmm, actually, i think they're still around …

ancient homos

god my blood boils sometimes.

so many people just sit within a twisted reality, fabricating a logic system purely and simply to justify their own puerile and bigoted views.

i have more respect for a screaming mean nasty poofter basher. at least he is being honest with himself and the world. to hide your prejudice in some nut-ball theory does not make you sound like an intelligent human being. it merely allows you to stand out and be seen as the nasty person you are.

off to bed, a little more disappointed with the world than i was when i awoke this morning.

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doctor blogwirth

how rude.

lucky i am not in it for the money. short post today. had an all nighter working on tvs website. feel exhausted and a cold may be approaching.

tvs people are surprised when i tell them it was difficult to test without access to a server. oh lordy. this is fun.

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bad kitty

more of david lanham’s wonderful work. this is so cute.
(move your mouse over the fish tank)

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abe warned us about the record

“ Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. ”
— Abraham Lincoln

Abe warned us about The Record.
Abe knew about The Record.
If only The Record knew about anything.

The Record, for the record, off the record is a dead-set idiot, a dickhead, a dinosaur whose type i'd assumed gone with the business lunch tax deduction. No wonder he’s running a two bit op from the back of a sad old baas. Does The Record have a record of priors? Not forthcoming of course. But yes, of course, of course.

I can tell.

Strategy: go with the flow and enjoy the show. His show. Remember that. Don’t steal it he’ll tell mummy. Draw breath between teeth, relax. See it as funny. No emotion. “Loser” disguised with sneeze …

… oh yeah … and the clincher: don’t finish anything until the deal is sealed.
(austie loves that bit.)  heh heh heh.

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the world’s shortest fairy tale

This delightful one is from my sister, Louise (thanks darl, love you. xx):

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fully [sic]

these me dice, vre!

Just in case you didn’t know what it really means … yes, it’s Latin …

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perspective: edjamecated

little black book

Got this email from a good friend yesterday.
A very compelling read.
Makes one think about one's "worries" … perspective is good.

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think before you register.com

People don’t always think hard enough about their domain names.

Thanks to James Gallagher.

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emily howard has a cousin …

What the?  …   “Little Japan”?  …
  Emilyshiko Howarditsu?

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bring on le kong …

kong
Bring it on, I can’t wait …
Don't forget the teaser as well …

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a favicon for seanie and sarah


as requested, my favicon is loaded. thanks to seanie for the request, and sarah for the idea.

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david lanham is up

david lanham, one of my favourite designers, has a new site up and running.
his work is awesome, and he is, in my opinion, up there with dave brasgalla: the two most talented ui designers in the world.

thankfully his wonderful sense of humour permeates everything he does.

love the new site david! and love your work! keep those yummy designs flowing.

— © Copyright 2005 David Lanham

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my favourite podcast

clear as silence ...

this has gotta be one of the best on the net.
subscribe now, it’s amazing!

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startup shabby designer low-fi chic

i've seen it all now.

one of the greatest symbols of determination for a struggling startup is the desk. the humble desk. most of us start out literally with doors slung across two sawhorse tressles, and salivate and dream of the day with leather chairs and custom credenzas.

but wait, no, now we can salivate for, yes, you guessed it a designer collection desk which is basically a bit of glass slung across two stainless steel sawhorse tressles.

yes, i have seen it all now.

startup chic must be de rigeur. presenting the ralph lauren design collection startup work table,
aka the highbridge desk.

all yours for usd $16,000. any good startup needs about 10 of them …
what would the venture capitalists say?

yes. i know.

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say-so: so-addictive

so, say-so?
i’ve posted my number three there already
IS ALL-CAPS REALLY SHOUTING ?!?!?!?!?!

yep, it's a nice blend of funny and clever and warm and cool.
not too many fuckwit posters yet. give it time.

oh, and someone posted the lyrics to “the song”.
now it will never leave ...
btw: the poster was a “ms s nix”, and even she seems to hate the bloody song.

see: on coke you can love anything.

rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
and wouldn’t you love to love her
takes to the sky like a bird in flight
and who will be her lover

all your life you’ve never seen a woman
taken by the wind
would you stay if she promised you heaven
will you ever win

she is like a cat in the dark
and then she is the darkness
she rules her life like a fine skylark
and when the sky is starless

all your life you’ve never seen a woman
taken by the wind
would you stay if she promised you heaven
will you ever win
will you ever win

rhiannon
rhiannon
rhiannon
rhiannon

she rings like a bell through the night
and wouldn’t you love to love her
she rules her life like a bird in flight
and who will be her lover

all your life you’ve never seen a woman
taken by the wind
would you stay if she promised you heaven
will you ever win
will you ever win

rhiannon
rhiannon
rhiannon

oooooh

taken by
taken by the sky
taken by
taken by the sky
taken by
taken by the sky

dreams unwind
loves a state of mind
dreams unwind
loves a state of mind

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now-that-its-stuck-there ...

to quote myself, from about 12 minutes ago:


oh well, i am sure my next post will be more enlightening.

oops, er, yeah, um. sorry. it isn’t.
i had to post a say-so about “it” too …
… just don’t make me say it … noooooooo …`

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because i sayed-so ...

Whilst doing my obsessive compulsive hourly trawl through my favourite rssfeeds this afternoon, i stumbled across something on daring fireball (one of my favourites!) that grabbedmy attention.


… or as they tag themselves, the free and easy way
to speak your mind.

… from their surprisingly schmaltz-less
self-serving sales spiel:

What is say-so?

Say-so is a hybrid.

it’s wild, untamed.

It’s a versatile little web-app that allows you topost a page for feedback from literally thousands of people all over the worldin about a minute (if you are a fast typer).

so what’s the big deal?
Say-so sounds like a blog.

Well it is, sort of, but without the fees or software to install.

Say-so sounds like email.

Yeah, kinda, but email doesn’t allow people to quickly “vote” or choose anposition.

With say-so, the sender can quickly identify which position is themost popular with his readers.

say-so sounds dumb.

Really? We think it’s kinda cool. Try it, you might like it.

So, being the risky try anything on the web straight away kinda guy i am, idid, i got a free account, and i committed to sending my first message. And isat for a whole pondering what it would be about. And realised i was too bloodylazy / bushed / concussed / over it to be really clever.

hi guys

Sorry for a rather banal sounding email, but I am just experimenting withthis new idea in web / blog publishing:  Say-so.

It’s anonymous, and unlike other blog technologies, it’s also moderator-lessand owner-less!  True laissez-fare, mind-meme-melting-melds, cross pollination like a bastard hippie lovechild of Pierre Teilhard deChardin and Richard Dawkins

So I sat, silent, pretentiously trying to come up with a wonderful topic ofdiscussion …  for fifteen minutes trying to think of something witty and eruditeto post and thereby impress you all … but, bugger it, I could only think about two things:

  1. I still miss Buffy.  
  2. Why is Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac one of those songs that once you thinkof it, it just loops over and over in your head …? Oh shit. I just thought ofit …

… and it’s 18:23 on a saturday, I’m a bit erudited-out by this time of theweek.

Please check out the link, and if youare so inclined,
set up your own online conversation …

… and let the global consciousness flow …

luv
pdr.xox

Oh well, I am sure my next post will be more enlightening …
you can read (and respond to!) my say-so post here:

luv,
pdr.xox

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nasty nana

found this mean bitch whilst surfin.
quite a funny trailer, albeit geeky.

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