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The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-10-05 11:18
  Subject:   Fred Phelps is a child-beating hatemonger - pass it on.
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Anti-gay crusader Fred Phelps' planned monument to be installed in City Park in downtown Casper, Wyo. (Matthew Shepard's home town), would contain the inscription: "Matthew Shepard, Entered Hell October 12, 1998, in Defiance of God's Warning: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as womankind; it is an abomination.' Leviticus 18:22."

http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/28755

Pretty fucked up, no? But then, as one comment points out, what exactly did we expect from a guy who sent six people to protest a memorial service for Mr Rodgers?? Actually, the comments to the story are very interesting in general. It looks like Phelps is one fucked up little nutcake. Read the court documents about how he treats his kids. (Search for "chapter two".) Unbelievable...

In any event, Casper ain't that far - about two hours drive. If we can get three people with trucks and some chains, there are few monuments that could stay standing.

Field trip, anyone?
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-10-05 11:43
  Subject:   [ISTGINMTSU] Wiggaz.com
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http://www.wiggaz.com/

(Link courtesy of MeFi)
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-10-05 12:39
  Subject:   Video gaming triviality...
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I got some saber-staff time in with Jedi Academy last night. Not sure I like it. Of course, after doing dual saber with the faster Rodian, saber staff with the (presumably?) slower Kel Dor isn't as much fun. I'm definitely dealing more damage per hit, and I'm rarely getting hurt badly (unlike the fragile Rodian), but it feels like there's too much wind-up time before you actually swing.

Did have one fun moment though. I was fighting one of the smart, fast, difficult reborn in the jedi crypt level (t3_rift?) and he went and ran right over to the very edge of the broad bridge we were fighting on. And then he stood there. I was like, "You must be kidding me..." Nope. I slashed at him a couple of times, he wouldn't budge. So the third time, I ran right up and kicked him right in the face, sending him flying off the edge.

The screams of the vanquished are the sweetest music. ;]

I've also decided that, despite appearances, Splinter Cell really is the first worthy successor to Tenchu. It's got it all - hiding in the shadows, grabbing guys and dragging their bodies, big penalties for getting detected, etc...
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-10-05 19:35
  Subject:   Donkey Kong does David Lee Roth
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On the whole, pretty entertaining. My only complaint? NO ZAXXON FOOTAGE!! Oh come on...

http://www.powerstrike.net/Tehkan/mamejump.html

(Warning: Flash)
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-10-05 20:40
  Subject:   [LJ stuff] I knew there must be a way to do this...
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Further, if you create a custom friends group called "Default View," when you visit your "regular" friends page (http://www.livejournal.com/users/exampleusername/friends/) you will see only entries from members of "Default View".

To view all your friends' entries, you can visit http://www.livejournal.com/users/exampleusername/ friends/?filter=0. (In both cases, you must replace exampleusername with your own user name.)


http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=102

This is good. I want to be able to add everyone to my friends list, but let's face it - not everyone's journal is interesting to me. Now I can have it all. Everyone gets on my friends list, but I can pick and choose who I read by default. But I can also still easily read all my friends' journals easily when I'm in that kind of a mood - which I will be sometimes.

(Not that being on my friends list is terribly useful to anyone. I haven't made a single "friends only" post since I've been here. And off the top of my head, I can't think of a reason why I would do so in the future. There is just nothing in my life anywhere close to interesting enough to be worth concealing from anyone... :P)
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