Posts from June 2001


About 1.5 million alligators live in Florida, and 287 attacks against humans have been recorded in the past 52 years. A full-grown horse was attacked by an alligator and dragged into a pond in Titusville; and a two year old girl is Florida’s 2nd gator fatality this year.


I’m interested in learning how you feel about this: A company called Transgenic Pets is attempting to create genetically modified cats. These cats, “will be like any other cats except they will no longer have the protein that causes an allergic reaction in human beings.” BBC article NY Times article


Scientist Says Mind Continues After Brain Dies A British scientist studying heart attack patients says he is finding evidence that suggests that consciousness may continue after the brain has stopped functioning and a patient is clinically dead. The research, presented to scientists last week at the California Institute of Technology, resurrects the debate over whether

Mighty K.C.

Mighty K.C. – For Squirrels

FSU Joke

A man walks into a store and goes straight to the counter. “I would like a garnet hat, a gold shirt, garnet pants, and some gold shoes.” The clerk looked at the man and said, “Are you a Florida State fan?” “I sure am!” replied the man. “Go ‘Noles!” “I thought so,” said the man

dontcha think?

How embarrassing! If you’re on your way to get a hooker, and you run into your wife turning tricks, what do you do? Isn’t that from an Alanis Morissette song? link via Visual Distortion


Acrobat – U2

One-Eyed Fiona

One-Eyed Fiona – Lyle Lovett


I got one eMail. So. I guess one person visits. Okay. You know who you are. I hope you appreciate this.

Last Year

A lot has changed since last year. I remember talking to my dad about a year ago. He was telling me that he thought sometimes God just likes to pull the rug out from under you. You’re walking along, living your life, thinking you finally have a clue … thinking that you know something …

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