Monthly Archives: December 2005

New Year’s Eve 2005!

What? Another year passed already?! Looking back, it’s been a truly wonderful 12 months.  Here’s just a few of the things for which I am thankful to have been blessed by throughout 2005: An awesome family — immediate, in-laws, and … Continue reading

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Raiding the Icebox

Raiding the Icebox Behind Its Warm Front, the United States Made Cold Calculations to Subdue Canada By Peter Carlson | Washington Post Invading Canada won’t be like invading Iraq: When we invade Canada, nobody will be able to grumble that … Continue reading

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Self-aware robot

Self-aware robot Meiji University researchers built a robot that can recognize itself in the mirror. This form of mirror image cognition is arguably a step toward self-awareness. In another experiment, one robot representing the “self,” imitated another robot, acting as … Continue reading

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Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies “It’s a Wonderful Life” in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies. Posted* Thu Dec 22nd, 2005  

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Christmas Holidays Reading List

Christmas Holidays Reading List Finally!  I’ll have a week or so off between now and New Years — so I’m hoping to tackle a few of the books in my “fun” reading pile, as I head south to spend Christmas … Continue reading

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I’ll eat Kangaroo, if You’ll eat Seal

Mmm-mmm! New name cooked up for ‘roo meat SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Does the idea of tossing a kangaroo steak on the grill upset you? How about a tender cut of australus? A food magazine’s hunt for a new name … Continue reading

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U.S. pundit: Canada a ‘retarded cousin’

By BETH GORHAM WASHINGTON (CP) – Canada has been described lately by a conservative U.S. television host as “a stalker” and a “retarded cousin.” Another pundit recently asked if Canadians weren’t getting “a little too big for their britches.” There’s … Continue reading

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Scared of Santa!

Scared of Santa I’m re-posting the “Scared of Santa” photo gallery. Also: “Yes Virginia… ”   Posted Sat Dec 17th 2005

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The bi-polar express

The bi-polar express Tsk, Tsk. I’m not sure who exactly connotes a “religious whack-job” to Ed Naha (probably someone like me) — however, I can agree that our collective rhetoric needs to be dialed back a notch or two… The … Continue reading

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Slim for Him

Christian dieting and American culture. by Grant Wacker | book review at Christianity Today Several weeks ago my wife and I were driving home from Atlanta to Chapel Hill. A few miles out of the city, my eye caught a … Continue reading

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Shameless Promotion

I am blessed to have friends (both near and far) with whom I share a love for creating great music. Charlie Marks is a talented composer and singer/songwriter in Corpus Christi, who has released a CD of classic Christmas music.  … Continue reading

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Is the Pentagon spying on Americans?

Is the Pentagon spying on Americans? Secret database obtained by NBC News tracks ‘suspicious’ domestic groups MSN-NBC WASHINGTON – A year ago, at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth, Fla., a small group of activists met to plan a … Continue reading

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HOW TO make a PC out of gingerbread

HOW TO make a PC out of gingerbread This Swedish website has step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions for building a detailed, accurate model of a PC motherboard out of gingerbread, gumdrops, and the like. It’s amazingly detailed — separate gingerbread RAM, heat-sink, … Continue reading

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Map of the Earth with countries sized by population

Map of the Earth with countries sized by population This map of the Earth shows countries sized relative to their population — Asia is huge, Australia is tiny, and Europe is pretty teensy too. 189K JPEG Link (via A Whole … Continue reading

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