December 12th, 2004

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hey kids. welcome to the blog. its up and running for only FOUR hours so get cracking. keri and i are going to find as much good stuff as we can in as little time as possible. its like the 40 hour novel, only its a 4 hour blog.

hooray for bess!

yey bess! i ate WAY too many chips at the party. hooray for valerie for hosting. her apartment gets prettier and prettier every time i'm there.

The unbearable sadness of vegetables

Jenny has left me to take her break. My global hour of chat has finally ended and I'm ready to blog. Where is everyone? :) So here's an entry from the Gallery of Regrettable Food on the Unbearable Sadness of Vegetables. (Ha ha. Someone just got himself trapped in the construction area of the KC. Just heard a pitiful little knock and he was standing behind the glass doors all shame-facedly.)

Life is just a sweet, perishable thing dropped in the uncaring wastelands of ice and snow and sunless skies.

Historical lunatics

If you've ever wondered, here's a quiz to find out what historical lunatic you are! I'm the beloved Charles the Mad: "When a raving lunatic ran up to your entourage spouting an incoherent prophecy of doom, you were unsettled enough to slaughter four of your best men when a page dropped a lance. Your hair and nails fell out." So that's something.

I'm Charles the Mad. Sclooop.
Which Historical Lunatic Are You?
From the fecund loins of Rum and Monkey.

news story

Here's a news story: World's Scientists Admit They Just Don't Like Mice.

Nearly 700 scientists representing 27 countries convened at the University of Zurich Monday to formally announce that their experimentation on mice has been motivated not by a desire to advance human knowledge, but out of sheer distaste for the furry little rodents....According to a 500-word statement, scientists hate mice for "their beady little eyes," "their repulsive tails," and "the annoying little squeaking sounds they make."

madonna knew what she was talking about.

Baby face don't grow so fast
Make a special wish that will always last
Rub this magic lantern
He will make your dreams come true for you

Ride the rainbow to the other side
Catch a falling star and then take a ride
To the river that sings and the clover that
Brings good luck to you, it's all true


Pink elephants and lemonade, dear Jessie
Hear the laughter running through the love parade
Candy kisses and a sunny day, dear Jessie
See the roses raining on the love parade

If the land of make believe
Is inside your heart it will never leave
There's a golden gate where the fairies all wait
And dancing moons, for you

Close your eyes and you'll be there
Where the mermaids sing as they comb their hair
Like a fountain of gold you can never grow old
Where dreams are made, your love parade


Your dreams are made inside the love parade
It's a holiday inside the love parade

On the merry-go-round of lovers and white turtle doves
Leprechauns floating by, this is your lullaby
Sugarplum fingertips kissing your honey lips
Close your eyes sleepy head, is it time for your bed
Never forget what I said, hang on you're already there

Close your eyes and you'll be there
Where the mermaids sing as they comb their hair
Like a fountain of gold you can never grow old
Where dreams are made, your love parade


strangers have the best candy

Index Liberis Prohibitorum - Index of Forbidden Books for Children

The Boy Who Died From Eating All His Vegetables
Curious George and the High-Voltage Fence
Daddy Drinks Because You Cry
Dad's New Wife Robert
Eggs, Toilet Paper, and Your School
Fun Four-letter Words to Know and Share
The Kids' Guide to Hitchhiking
The Little Sissy Who Snitched
The Magic World Inside the Abandoned Refrigerator
The Man in the Moon Is Actually Satan
Places Where Mommy and Daddy Hide Neat Things
Pop! Goes The Hamster...And Other Great Microwave Games
The Pop-Up Book of Human Anatomy
Some Kittens Can Fly
Strangers Have the Best Candy
Things Rich Kids Have, But You Never Will
Whining, Kicking, and Crying to Get Your Way
Why Can't Mr. Fork and Ms. Electrical Outlet Be Friends?
You Were an Accident
Your Nightmares Are Real
You're Different, and That's Bad

(source: Steven Olderr, Webmaster, Anglican Library Society)

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well, thats it for me. i'm off to shut down the kc. its enormous now. they opened up the back and now there are literally HUNDREDS of computers i have to shut down one by one. library school has trained me well.

love, f. emera

ps many thanks to my good friend keri for all the fun. she's a good little mole. look for her on page 2.

The End

So this is the end of the four hours! Time to go home for Christmas! Have a good holiday, everyone. See you in despicable January. Here's one more piece of ephemera.