You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

The Best of The Week

Maybe I'm not the only one trying to accomplish a seemingly simple objective who begins to feel the goal is impossible, when dealing with humans with computers.

I ignored the notices for months. My normal procrastination was coupled with a premonition (okay, a hunch) that the "Urgent" advisory wasn't going to apply to my vehicle.

My fifteen year old Ford pickup came with a salvage title. It had been wrecked and repaired. I bought it from the frame shop owner who repaired it. He pointed out that the driver's side airbag had been deployed.

Finally after receiving notices by mail about once a week for months, I called Anthony at our small town Ford dealership. Did Anthony think it would be worth bringing my pickup in under the circumstances? Anthony did.

It took another two or three months to actually make and keep an appointment to have the service…
"I'm only a freak by the standards I reject."
--a hustler

"It's not so much I'm scared of the police. I'm scared of the junkies."
--A dealer

"What is that? Fuckin' Spider-man? I'm talkin' serious. Life. It's not all shit and dope. People do things."
--a junkie

By the early 1970s, it…

I decided to join E2 once again, after a long 16-18year break.
I like to use () a lot, instead of ; or : or -
I use ()s to express sidenotes and information that is not directly relevant to the main point, though reading over the below I feel that I could introduce the point with the stuff inside the ()s.

Been reading E2 at work (given the mute colours of the site, I can read without drawing too much attention from people in the open space office) and decided that I could…

News for Noders

January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 10: Happy Hanukkah!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 23: Happy birthday to Nemosyn!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

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November 1: The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1: Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5: Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11: Veterans Day in the US.

November 27: Happy Birthday Estelore!

November 26: Thanksgiving in the US.

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October 1: Please join us in celebrating Send More Paramedics: The 2020 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

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September 7: С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16: Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18: Happy birthday Stuart!

September 25: Happy birthday Templeton!

September 26: Stanislav Petrov Day.

September 27: Happy birthday Uberbanana!

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