February 24th, 2004

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In this case, I'm rooting for SciFi

A Philadelphia group that describes itself as an advocate for African religions is suing the Sci Fi Channel, contending that a new reality series it is promoting demeans and misrepresents the vodou religion, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Leaders of the National African Religion Congress Inc. say the producers of Mad Mad House are defaming their faith by inaccurately holding up a Yoruba princess as a vodou priestess. A commercial showing contestants being placed into a pit and covered with animal parts and entrails is not representative of their faith, members of the group say.

"People already have negative feelings about this religion without a program like this exacerbating things," said George Ware, president of the five-year-old congress.

Sci Fi describes Mad Mad House as a reality series in which 10 people move into a house run by "five genuine practitioners of alternative lifestyles," including a vampire, a Wiccan, a naturist, a vodou priestess and a modern primitive.
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Humpty Dumpty Logic
By Orson Scott Card February 15, 2004

A little dialogue from Lewis Carroll:

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master -- that's all."

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has not yet declared that "day" shall now be construed to include that which was formerly known as "night," but it might as well.


Read the rest.
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doobiedoobiedoo

Got an email back from the Build a Bear people ;) They don't have any plans to carry a paramedic costume, but they'll keep it in mind. Isn't that swell ;)

Also got an email back from my advisor, which means I've heard back from three of the four people I emailed yesterday. Kudos to them!

My mummy has put $25 into my checking account - she's a wonderful mummy - and so I'm going to go down to the campus store after class and see if there's any class of 2004 apparel that I can buy with my new-found fortune. It's doubtful, but it can't hurt to look.

Breakfast today was juice and most of a banana. My mid-morning snack was a beef stick I bought off one of the 5th graders (and wow, did that bring back memories). I should really get something to eat before Ped, but I can't be bothered. Bad me. I'm going to lose all that weight I put on and end up going back to my size 5s.

*runs away*

And just because: Polar Bears at Zoo Turn Green.
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Since it opens tomorrow...

Who's planning on seeing The Passion of the Christ?

I'm considering it, but I doubt I'll be able to get any of my family to come with me -- even though we consider ourselves a Christian family. Extreme violence and subtitles just aren't their thing. So if I do go see it, I want to know that I have someone to talk about it with.

I'm watching Mel's interview with Bill O'Reilly right now. I love Mel's face... it's so expressive.
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GIP!

Decided I needed a 'deep' icon for all the 'deep' thoughts I have.

Hey! Stop laughing!

A little birdy tells me that toeland doesn't like Inauguration. Haha. Choke on it, ya freaks!

And while I'm at it... Interview with the writer of the new Batman movie.

Codpiece. Heheh.
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