Archive | August 23, 2006

The Black Dahlia

I keep seeing ads for the George Reeve movie that say it was the most notorious murder in Los Angeles but that just isn’t true except for people who are younger or who didn’t grow up here because the most notorious unsolved murder has always been the murder of the Black Dahlia. I remember being very small and hearing a story on TV news which in the late 50’s or early 60’s on KTLA about the Black Dahlia and asking my parents what murder was and why someone would do it. But the people doing the ads are probably from New York and therefore only know what they see on National news.

The other thing that peeves me is the pronunciation of Hollywoodland. At the time it was built it was pronounced holly- woodland not Hollywood- land.

But who pays attention to L.A natives, we are too rare of a bird.

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The Black Dahlia

I keep seeing ads for the George Reeve movie that say it was the most notorious murder in Los Angeles but that just isn’t true except for people who are younger or who didn’t grow up here because the most notorious unsolved murder has always been the murder of the Black Dahlia. I remember being very small and hearing a story on TV news which in the late 50’s or early 60’s on KTLA about the Black Dahlia and asking my parents what murder was and why someone would do it. But the people doing the ads are probably from New York and therefore only know what they see on National news.

The other thing that peeves me is the pronunciation of Hollywoodland. At the time it was built it was pronounced holly- woodland not Hollywood- land.

But who pays attention to L.A natives, we are too rare of a bird.

Thank you nanocub

Songs in the letter of….
It works like this:

You reply to this post and I give you a letter of the alphabet. Then you drudge up 10 songs that start with said letter and put them in your journal (with these or similar instructions). 

Cheeseburger in Paradise -Jimmy Buffett – Songs You Know By Heart 
Chi Mi’n Geamhradh – Runrig- Play Gaelic 
Chiken Raid: Myth Of Ygg’drllithBOK  Emerald Rose – Rants & Rambles 
Circle Of Moons – Bill Douglas – Circle Of Moons 
Circle of Stone – Laura Powers – Legends of the Goddess 
Climb Ev’ry Mountain – Rodgers & Hammerstein  -The Sound Of Music Soundtrack 
Colours – Donovan -Fairy Tale Rock 
Come On Come On – Mary Chapin Carpenter -Come On Come On 
Concerning Hobbits – Howard Shore -The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring 
Conjunction Junction -Various Artists -Toon Tunes – 50 Favorite Classic Cartoon Theme Songs Soundtrack  

yanked from elorie

http://www.joebageant.com/joe/2005/12/what_the_left_b.html

What if the Rapture is that fundalmentalist Christians lose control and find out they aren’t the only way to think? That they might be wrong and that Jesus isn’t a vengeful god and doesn’t want to to deal with all the people that did horrendous things in His name?

Just asking…

Is there such a thing as a localized Mercury Retrograde? Because some people around here are having attacks of the stupids and I’m afraid one may come my way soon. And I don’t think you can duck these.

One was the numbnuts in the next cubicle. She has no critical thinking skills at all and it’s been driving me nuts for a few days. This morning’s was a whopper though. She was trying to enter a business’s address in the system and it wouldn’t go and she could not figure out why there was a city within a city (she thought) and a funky postal code. She couldn’t find where Ottawa was in the city of Ontario CA. Uhhh ’cause Ottawa is the capital of CANADA in Ontario CANADA. Of course, she had never heard that Canada had a capital let alone what it was.

Then then an IT guy called about a request for a report I had put in and I thought I had been pretty clear. (By IM)He wanted to what the coverage ID was for the account. I asked do you mean the account number?
Yes, it’s on the request.
No it’s not. ????
It’s XXXXX.
That not it we have 6 digits.

Now all our account numbers start with one 0 or 2 00s. So I wrote back 0xxxxx.

O K.??????

Arrghgh!

I can not keep reading quantum mechanic theory and about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle before bed. It makes me wake up cranky with a stiff neck. My stupid brain spends all night trying to understand what I just read and it hurts.

Reconstruction lists

I’m on 2 different pagan reconstruction e-mail lists for 2 different cultures (Egyptian and Celtic) and I have never heard such pompous twits anywhere. I’m afraid my personal deity more often than not is the kid in the Emperor’s New Clothes. People cannot get a simple answer with any kind of compassion without someone saying something scolding, holier than thou and accompanied by a boat load of fairly meaningless initals after their name.

Why did these people come to the goddess? It doesn’t seem to be from any sense of wonder or to satisfy a need other than to obtain said boat load of meaningless initials.

Tired of it.