Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I heart Petty Booka!

Saw them open for The Aquabats.

Sweet girls, too [got to meet them].

Summer Breeze:

Itsy Bisty Teenie Weenie Yellow Poka Dot Bikini:

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More like unspeakable acts of sexual assault.

They don't mention that in the trailer.

Alternate trailer:

*** Major Spoiler***

The ending [Definitely NSFW]:

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Ingmar Bergman did TV commercials?

It's a WHAT!?!

Elvis - 'In The Ghetto'

Every time I hear this song I think of Cartman:

But now I think I might hear this:


I think I heart Wing.

Mamma Mia:

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Classic clip.

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Another reason why kids today are wussies....

Back in my day, we didn't have reflective striping on our costumes, so that motor vehicles could avoid hitting us, as we lugged our pillowcases door to door to demand free confections!

In my day, we stuck plastic bags over our heads, and went wandering around in all black, to leave flaming bags of dog-poo on neighbors doorsteps, who tried to pawn off on us, popcorn-balls and pennies.

Half the time, drivers didn't even know we were there.

If we were lucky enough to make it home without being run over, or suffering from auto-asphyxiation from our costumes, we'd still have to have our parents look for razor blades, or LSD, that could have been slipped in to our treats.

And that was they way it was, AND WE LIKED IT!!


Oh, happy day.


A Grumpy Old Man

Neato Ghoulville

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Maya Angelou for....


The wind. The rain. The fire.

The Butterfinger.

Did the Caveman know your delicious goodness?
Did the Mayan Priest exhalt in your buttery crunchiness?
Did the slothful Mastodon, upon his extinction, declare,
"Don't lay a finger on my Butterfinger?"

Oh, you finger of butter!
You proud confection!
Sugar brown roasted peanuts,
fructose, glucose, sucrose, lactose,
partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil.
Crispity, crunchity, peanut buttery--

I... give... myself... to... you.


Glad mantle of golden chocolaty hope upon my breast.

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Bad Halloween Joke Of The Day

Why can't witches have kids?

Because their warlock husbands have halloween-ies and crystal balls.

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Stevie Wonder for Cannon

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Extremely Stupid

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Stretch Marks!

RIP Robert Goulet


'Pummeling your stomach with hundreds of repetitions of ab exercises doesn’t achieve what you think it should. Here’s why:

Since it takes around one minute to do roughly 20 repetitions of an ab exercise, you are spending up to one hour a day exercising your core. The fact that your muscles are rock solid is testament to the fact that you are stimulating the area and that your muscles are responding. Your six pack is there, but the fat is obscuring it. And all those ab moves won’t touch the fat. So, many people blast away at their abs thinking that the burn that they feel is zapping off fat. It’s not.

Abdominal exercises burn only slightly more calories than lying on your back and not moving at all. And there’s no evidence that what calories these exercises do burn results in spot-specific fat loss in the area. One classic study at the University of Massachusetts found that men who did 5,000 sit-ups a day did not decrease the size of the fat cells in the torso and they did not reduce waist size'

Full story here.


U2 Tower?

U2 Tower To Be Tallest In Ireland

'The rock band, U2, is teaming up with Irish property developers to build the tallest building in Ireland. The "U2 Tower" includes a "pod" studio suspended from the building's apex, as well as wind turbines and solar panels as part of a commitment to renewable energy.

The 600-foot tall luxury apartment complex also will feature 34 social and affordable flats, the Telegraph reports.

The bidding process for the building was controversial, as the cutting edge U2 design won out against several other reputable firms, including one sponsored by the band itself.

The $280 million project begins next year, with construction slated for completion in 2011.'

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What mortgage bubble?

I have been paying an extra $50 a month on my mortgage, which gets applied directly to principal, and I crunched the numbers today, and realized I have decreased the principle by 3k.

I hope the fed drops interest rates again, because my payment would go down again.

Update: Yay! The dropped the prime rate.

Although, I think I would keep paying the same amount so that a larger sum each month knocks the principal down.

I wish I would have bought earlier instead of wasting all that money on rent.

I'm just glad I didn't over purchase like all those people getting screwed by the sub-prime meltdown.

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Is today unofficial pot luck day?

We had a chili cook of at The Corporation today.

A buddy of mine's office had a pot luck, as did his friend at another company.


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David Decoteau has a blog[!].

Barenaked Ladies - 'Enid'

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

One of my fave remixes.

Don't know what made me think of this the other day.

Dr. Alban - 'Sing Hallelujah'

They used to play this at The Marquee when I was a wee lad.

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Hot Mess

I'm squishing your moon!

The Saddest Sandwich

ZFS has a funny post about The Saddest Sandwich:

'Okay, so let's assume that you're hungry. You'd like a sandwich, but you're bored with peanut butter and jelly, and you really don't feel like putting on pants long enough to head down to the Subway (and, let's face it, it's not like you can afford to eat there anyway). In fact, you want something completely different; you want a sandwich that will not only sate your hunger, but will also make you feel bad about yourself while you prepare it, eat it, and digest it.'

Full post here.

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I think today is going to be the last warm day of the year.

It's like 74 outside, but feels like it's in the 80's.

The 10-day forecast shows 50's and 60's for the rest of the week.


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Hee hee.

Minnie Ripperton - 'Loving You'

[Damn. now this song is going to be in my head.]

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George Michael Unplugged

'Star People'

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Stuck in my head this morning.

Every morning I usually wake up with a song stuck in my head.

Today it was Starland Vocal Band's 'Afternoon Delight'.

I actually know why this was in my head.

On an episode of Arrested Development that I watched recently, Michael and Maeby, and later George Michael and Lindsay, end up doing karaoke to this for the Bluth Christmas party.

My favorite part of it is when Tobias is talking with one of the employees and says, 'That's my wife and nephew. We have an open relationship.'

That killed me.

Too bad that show was cancelled.

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Seems fishy to me that they are bringing this up, now.

Iraqi dam seen in danger of deadly collapse

Failure could unleash a trillion-gallon wave of water, killing up to 500,000

'AT THE MOSUL DAM, Iraq - The largest dam in Iraq is in serious danger of an imminent collapse that could unleash a trillion-gallon wave of water, possibly killing thousands of people and flooding two of the largest cities in the country, according to new assessments by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other U.S. officials.

Even in a country gripped by daily bloodshed, the possibility of a catastrophic failure of the Mosul Dam has alarmed American officials, who have concluded that it could lead to as many as 500,000 civilian deaths by drowning Mosul under 65 feet of water and parts of Baghdad under 15 feet, said Abdulkhalik Thanoon Ayoub, the dam manager. "The Mosul dam is judged to have an unacceptable annual failure probability," in the dry wording of an Army Corps of Engineers draft report.

At the same time, a U.S. reconstruction project to help shore up the dam in northern Iraq has been marred by incompetence and mismanagement, according to Iraqi officials and a report by a U.S. oversight agency to be released Tuesday. The reconstruction project, worth at least $27 million, was not intended to be a permanent solution to the dam's deficiencies.

"In terms of internal erosion potential of the foundation, Mosul Dam is the most dangerous dam in the world," the Army Corps concluded in September 2006, according to the report to be released Tuesday. "If a small problem [at] Mosul Dam occurs, failure is likely."'

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Pigeon Detectives - 'I Found Out'

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Speaking of Craig David....

Monday, October 29, 2007

Six Degrees Of Parker Posey

Connect Charles Nelson Reilly to Parker in less than six connections in the comments.

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Another design of mine.

I was going through my grey and purple phase.

I actually spec'd out some really cool African Zebrawood, and this awesome pewter finished steel.

This actually was also the inspiration for my black kitchen, and my grey bedroom, that I have in my condo.

I later traded out the purple for taupe.

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Another example of how kids today are wussies.

In addition to our playgrounds being massive steel beams driven in to fields of asphalt baking under the noon day sun, the lovely combination of bench seats and lack of seat-belt use in cars, and no such concept as of constant use of hand sanitizer, we got to grow up with candy in the form of cigarettes and chewing tobacco.

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I just accidentally hit 'mark as objectionable content' on one of my posts on Google.

I wonder what the implications are.

Update: Wow that was quick.

Google hit that 'objectionable' post just as I finished posting this one.


Mash Up! - 'Hollaback Headhunter'

Ray Of White


You are the only person who has ever fired me.

And we both know it was for a bullsh*t reason.

So how thrilled was I, when I found out from the owner, that you had been fired shortly after me, for having stolen thousands from the company.


Everyone finally got to see the person who I knew you were.

By the way, that same company owner asked me to come back and open a new store.

Of course, I declined, but I did feel vindicated.

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You were my arch-nemesis in high school.

You'd always find some way to rib me.

So it was much to my surprise when you began encroaching on my off campus extra-curricular activities.

How random that we were pretty much joined at the hip the week after graduation.

I do have to admit, though, that I was a tad jealous you hung out with [redacted] more than I did.

But then again, I got to know him in ways you didn't.

Not that you wanted to, but part of me wonders if you actually did hookup with him.

I also must admit, I was kind of shocked how much your hair had receded when you looked me up last time you were in town.



You were one of the worst bosses I ever had the non-privilege of working for.

Yes, your food was good.

In fact, I still miss your rotisserie chicken, and garlic and Gorgonzola mashed potatoes [even though I loathe Gorgonzola].

But your egocentric manner, and illogical rules and practices, do not a good business owner make.

Even Gordon Ramsey gives a compliment or direction, every now and then.

I doubt you have since learned any people-skills.

Maybe that's why you had problems keeping your restaurants open, and eventually moved away.

Half the city knew your reputation, and it wasn't a good thing.

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You're crush on me was unsettling.

Granted, at first I was flattered, but you ended up being kind of stalker-y.

You definitely were cute, but I wasn't doing the girl thing at the time, and you were kind of young.

Thanks for not boiling my bunny.

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Blurb Movie Reviews - 'Open Water 2'

*** May Contain Spoilers!!***

So, I saw the first Open Water and wasn't impressed.

Granted it was freaky, the two of them stuck out in the middle of shark infested waters.

But the way they showed their demise at the end left me thinking, 'that's it?'.

This made me hesitant to watch the sequel.

But actually, the sequel is way better than the first one.

In fact, this movie is kind of f'd up.

Instead of two people accidentally left behind on a scuba excursion, you have six 'friends', and a baby, who put themselves in the situation they're in, because they do something really stupid....they neglect to drop down the stairs to get back on the yacht.

[Another thing I learned from the movies: always make sure you can get back on the boat before jumping in the ocean in the middle of nowhere!]

Eventually, tensions and frustrations rise, and people get picked off.

Although this time, it isn't only nature doing the killing.

Plus you get the added benefit of seeing Eric Dane [pictured right], as well as the rest of the cast, wading around in their birthday suits.

Overall, there was much more tension, and much more drama than the first one.

Ooh, and the ending is kind of cryptic as to who, if anyone, survives.

You should totally check it out if you get the chance.

It's on for free on On-Demand on Comcast's FearNet channel.


Neato poster.

It reminds me of the '70's, mashed up with an American Apparel aesthetic.

Well, minus the jailbait.

Thanks to ZFS!

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Thank, friggin' god.

Tancredo says he won't run for Congress again

'DENVER (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo said Monday he will not seek re-election to his Colorado seat in the U.S. House but will remain in the presidential race.

Tancredo said illegal immigration, his core issue, now has national prominence and he doesn't need to stay in Congress to promote it.

"The issue now has a life of its own and it doesn't need one particular person to champion it," he said.

"I feel my job, my task, has been completed. And I am very much at peace with the idea that if I'm not elected president then I won't be running" for another term in Congress, he said.'



I didn't know it was 30 Seconds To Mars who did this song.

'The Kill'

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Hard Fi - 'Can't Get Along [Without You]'

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The Twang - 'Push The Ghosts'

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I really don't want to like this song....

but I can't escape it on BBC.

Take That - 'Rule The World'

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British Slang Term Of The Day - 'WAG'

'WAGs (or Wags) was an acronym used particularly (but by no means exclusively) by the British tabloid press to describe the Wives And Girlfriends of the England national football team.

It came into common use during the 2006 World Cup, held in Germany, although it had been used occasionally before that.'

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Friday, October 26, 2007


as part of my Interior Design Hospitality class, I was supposed to design a place from a converted warehouse.

I chose to transform it in to a designer airport/lounge/nightclub.

So this was my hand drawn rendering.

And lo, and behold, what opened in Denver?

An airport themed lounge: DC-10.

I think they owe me money.

Ha ha.

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Today In - 'Web Searches'

Someone found me by a search on 'Pine Sol addiction'.

I hope it is of the cleaning nature, and not the alcoholic, as I was just kidding about drinking Pine Sol.

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You can read digital comic books over at Marvel.

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Colossus from X-Men was gay in one Marvel Universe.

And he had a thing for Wolverine.

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Oh no!

No half-naked guys, running around in boxer briefs in this one I take it.

David Decoteau's latest feature - 'Grizzly Rage'

Some of of his previous work - 'Beastly Boyz' [Most prolly NSFW]:

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Tom Boos!

'I'm like Altoids, small, white and curiously strong.'


'I'm so hip, your grandfather broke me.'


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Hubba Hubba

Flag Makeover

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Ferris Reimagined

The tear-jerker:

The thriller:

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Sheila E. - 'Love Bizarre [Remix]'

Daniel Tosh

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This is not your uncle's mullet.

I have been trying to let my hair grow out from the shaved head I had over the summer.

Well, the other night while trying to clean up some rough edges, I neglected to make the sides even.

[It takes forever to get an appointment with my stylist.]

So last night, I tried to correct it.

And I did, but I basically ended up trimming the sides short, which kind of gives me a pseudo-mullet.

They're so out, that I think I will bring them back in again.

I boycotted the style due to that ass-hat Jeffrey from Project Runway on Season 3.

Since he has subsequently disappeared back in to non-celebrity, I think it's safe to rock the 'do.

Now playing: Good Lovin' - Rascals
via FoxyTunes

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I like that his lawyer's name is 'BJ'.

And what John Lewis says.

Court orders youth freed in consensual sex case

Young man in Ga. had been sentenced to 10 years for act with fellow teen

'ATLANTA - Georgia’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered the release of a young man who has been imprisoned for more than two years for having consensual oral sex with another teenager.

The court ruled 4-3 that Genarlow Wilson’s 10-year sentence was cruel and unusual punishment.

Wilson’s lawyer, B.J. Bernstein, said she expected Wilson would be released Friday afternoon from the Al Burruss Correctional Training Center in Forsyth, Ga.

“His mother is just thrilled. We’re all in a little bit of shock,” Bernstein said.

Wilson, 21, was convicted of aggravated child molestation following a 2003 New Year’s Eve party at a Douglas County hotel room where he was videotaped having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. He was 17 at the time.

Wilson was acquitted of raping another 17-year-old girl at the party.

The 1995 law Wilson violated was changed in 2006 to make oral sex between teens close in age a misdemeanor, similar to the law regarding teen sexual intercourse. But the state Supreme Court later upheld a lower court’s ruling which said that the 2006 law could not be applied retroactively.

Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears wrote in the majority opinion that the changes in the law “represent a seismic shift in the legislature’s view of the gravity of oral sex between two willing teenage participants.”

Sears wrote that the severe punishment makes “no measurable contribution to acceptable goals of punishment” and that Wilson’s crime did not rise to the “level of adults who prey on children.”

Supporters: 'A long time coming'

State Attorney General Thurbert Baker said he accepts Friday’s ruling.

Baker said he hopes the ruling will “put an end to this issue as a matter of contention in the hearts and minds of concerned Georgians and others across the country who have taken such a strong interest in this case.”

Wilson’s supporters were jubilant.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said U.S. Rep. John Lewis, an Atlanta Democrat. “Each day that this young man spent in prison was a day too long.”'
Now playing:
Julie Do Ya Love Me - Bobby Sherman
via FoxyTunes

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Ray Of White

Sample Sale

Spiller's 'Groovejet:

sampled Carol Williams - 'Love Is You':

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Ray Of White

Thought I'd share some white label remixes I have.

First up - 'Skin'

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Thursday, October 25, 2007



Prince - 'Mountains'

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Sheila E. - 'Love Bizarre'

This song has one of my favorite percussion/basslines ever.

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Ready For The World - 'Oh Sheila'

Those are some hardcore Jheri-curls, damn.

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Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - 'Can You Feel The Beat'

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I'd be makin' out with Bill, too.

Thanks to Notorious J*O*E!

It's so bad, it ALMOST kind of good.

Peggy Scott-Adams - 'Bill'

'All of you ladies out there turn up your radio
Girls, I'm about to tell you something You may wanna know
You know things they're not always
What they appear to be
And I don't want to happen to you
What happened to me

Listen, There are no words that can describe, what I felt inside
When I found out the man I loved loved another guy
We were at a party, Ohh to have a little fun
But when I looked around my-my man was missing
I walked outside, I couldn't believe my eyes
He was in Bill's arms breathin hard and french kissin

I was ready for Mary, Susan, Helen and Jane
When all the time it was Bill who was sleeping with my man

Bill has been to my house a thousand times
He and my man would go camping and fishing
Oh I tell you it never crossed my mind
Bill was a friend and he was God Uncle to my only son
Now it looks Uncle Billy wants to be his step-mom

Now you see I was ready for Mary, I was ready for Jane
How do a woman compete with a man for another man

I asked my man why didnt you tell me that you were gay
when you knew, knew I build my world around you
I knew I had those feelings and I didn't want it to be
I thought by being with you, Girl I thought it would change
As tears came to my eyes, hesays I'm sorry I hurt you so
I got to pack Bill is waiting for me and I got to go

I was ready for Mary, I was ready for Jane
When all the time it was Bill who was sleeping with my man

I don't feel ashame and I don't take the blame
My man was just a queen, he was a Queen that thought he was a King

He told before he left he said
I know you're hurt and oh I know you're mad
But if that's not asking too much,
could you tell my son I love him and I'm still his dad

I was ready for Mary, Susan, Helen and Jane
When all the time it was Bill who was sleeping with my man

I was ready for Mary, Susan, Helen and Jane
When all the time it was Bill who was sleeping with my man
Bill used to come over to my house, I used to fix him my food
I used to loan Bill my money, all the time he was in there tryin to get
my honey'

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U2 Vs. Groove Pirates

'Electrical Storm'

Original version:

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Unreleased Madge Track

Well, at least here in the States.


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New Single! - Craig David - 'Hot Stuff [Let's Dance]'

And I just recently wondered what ever happened to him.

Alternate live version here:

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Indigo, eh?

You Are Indigo

Of all the shades of blue, you are the most funky, unique, and independent.
Expressing yourself and taking a leap of faith has always been easy for you.


Bobby Darin - 'Artificial Flowers'

I have posted about this song before, but ZFS has a post today about how dark a Dolly Parton song is.

I think this one is a tad worse.

Her parents are dead, she gets by making fake flowers out of her 'despair', and then they find her dead and frozen!

The lyrics:

'Alone in the world was poor little Anne
As sweet a young child as you'd find.
Her parents had gone to their final reward
Leavin' their baby behind.

(Did you hear?)
This poor little child was only nine years of age
when mother and dad went away;
Still she brav-el-y worked
At the one thing she knew
to earn her few pennies a day.

She made artificial flowers, artificial flowers,
Flowers for ladies of fashion to wear;
She made artificial flowers, you know those artificial flowers,
Fashioned from Annie's despair.

With paper and shears, with some wire and wax
She made up each tulip and 'mum.
As snowflakes drifted into her tenement room
Her baby little fingers grew numb.

From makin' artificial flowers, those artificial flowers
Flowers for ladies of high fashion to wear.
She made artificial flowers, artificial flowers
Made from Annie's despair.

They found little Annie all covered with ice
Still clutchin' her poor frozen shears
Amidst all the blossoms she had fashioned by hand
And watered with all her young tears.

There must be a heaven where little Annie can play
In heavenly gardens and bowers.
And instea-a-ad of a halo she'll wear 'round her head
A garland of genuine flowers.

No more artificial flowers;
Throw away those artificial flowers,
Flowers for ladies of society to wear.
Throw away those artificial flowers,
Those dum-dum flowers,
Fashioned from Annie's,
Fashioned from A-a-a-annie's
(Give her the real thing!)'

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Bloc Party - 'Flux'

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One Republic - 'Apologize'

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So technically....

if you eat a Caesar salad, minus the dressing, you're just eating chicken and lettuce with a skosh of parmesan.

Do you still call it a Caesar?

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Today In - 'Useless Info'

'The smallest book in the Library of Congress is Old King Cole. It is 1/25" x 1/25", or about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. The pages can only be turned with the use of a needle.'

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