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thorswitch

thorswitch
Location
Midwest, USA
Birthday
November 16
Bio
Married, Heathen, rocker (and guitarist when my wrist cooperates,) gamer, avid reader, semi-Goth. Read true crime, politics, history, mysteries/thrillers, some fantasy and/or sci-fi. Listen to Rush (the band, not the idiot,) Pink Floyd, Enigma, 30 Seconds to Mars, Sarah McLaughlin, etc. Disabled/homebound. Watch lots of cop/courtroom dramas A&E/History Channel/Discovery/Investigation Discovery/Nat Geo/etc. documentaries, especially crime, disaster, investigations and some history; Vampire Detective shows, and fun stuff like Heroes, Chuck, Bones, In Plain Sight and such.

MY RECENT POSTS

JUNE 12, 2009 5:36PM

Godwin's Pet Peeve

All of us have pet peeves - things that just drive us nuts. Sometimes we get so annoyed we start trying to convince others they should be driven nuts by it, too.  And when we annoy someone by harping on our pet peeves, there's generally a pretty good chance someone will… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2009 6:16PM

Anyone know this song?

Image via Wikipedia I was watching One Life to Live while typing my message about Tasha (yeah, watching a soap opera while depressed is a pretty dicey concept to begin with, but no one’s ever accused me of thinking ahead very well!) and at the end they played…

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FEBRUARY 3, 2009 5:49PM

Sad today

We’ve known for a while that Tasha’s time was growing short, but haven’t wanted to put her to sleep because she’s kept fighting so hard to keep going and had so much life in her eyes. That light and life in her eyes hasn’t gone anywhere, but her body is just…

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Also from the Telegraph.co.uk collection (sorry, it won’t let me link to the individual pictures…) As my friend Chuck put it: “Well, they talk about babies being so cute you could just eat ‘em up…..”

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FEBRUARY 2, 2009 9:56AM

Just too funny

I was browsing through a gallery at the Telegraph.co.uk featuring professionally decorated cakes that, as they put it, went “horribly, hilariously wrong.”  There are a number of examples, but the one below had me laughing the hardest: This story clearly illustrates the problem with o…

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FEBRUARY 1, 2009 12:59AM

Twitter Updates for 2009-01-31

RT @BreakingNewsOn “Official: State Department will not renew Blackwater contract in Iraq” - Nice! # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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JANUARY 30, 2009 12:59AM

Twitter Updates for 2009-01-29

Yeesh, I must have been mighty tired yesterday. I laid down at about 11:30 am for a nap and didn’t wake up until 4:30am last night! # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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JANUARY 29, 2009 12:59AM

Twitter Updates for 2009-01-28

A question for any lawyerly types out there: If someone is renting an apartment & in addition to living the … http://shortxt.com/co7ows6 # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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Image via Wikipedia May Odin grant Obama the wisdom to lead us well and protect him from those who seek to tear him down; may Thor grant him the ability to protect the men & women of this country,/…

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Image via Wikipedia From the Orlando Sentinel: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted the United States would have a black president, but his timing was a bit off. He saw the milestone coming a lot sooner. You can see/…

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Image via Wikipedia I think I may have mentioned something like this before, but for some reason, tonight’s inability to sleep got my brain working overtime, and I actually fleshed out the idea some more…  Oh, and I posted/…

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About a month ago I posted about the Campbell family from Holland Township, NJ, who had created a bit of  a flap when they publicaly protested the refusal by a local grocery store to create a birthday cake with their son’s name - Adolph Hitler Campbell/…

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JANUARY 13, 2009 6:39PM

A flowchart of heavy metal names

From Comic vs Audience (via Fritinancy) comes this delightful flowchart showing the various categories of heavy metal band names, broken down by various categories, starting with “Deadly Things,” “Religion,” “Death,” “Badass Mispellings” and &#8220/…

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Image via Wikipedia Soap operas are generally considered “fluff” or even “silly,” but they’re also a place where social issues can be - and have been - addressed in depth. Because the stories are often told over the course/…

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JANUARY 10, 2009 3:43AM

Pity Poor Palin, Victim of the Press

Image by smiteme via Flickr Jason Linkins has an interesting column up at HuffPo offering his thoughts on the raw footage that was released this week from an interview she did with John Ziegler for his upcoming documentary “How/…

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Just a couple “housekeeping” notes In my never-ending quest to make it as easy as possible for people to leave comments and otherwise use the site, I have now added both Facebook Connect and Google Friends Connect, along with OpenID and the/…

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From the Minneapolis Post:/
Yesterday, I had posted about a court case where a New Jersey court had ordered a church in the state to allow a same-sex couple to use property owned by the church for their wedding, in spite of the church's opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage. I had said…

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Image by Getty Images via Daylife Yesterday, I had posted about a court case where a New Jersey court had ordered a church in the state to allow a same-sex couple to use property owned by the church for/…

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What a great New Year’s Treat for Rush fans!  VH-1 Classic’s “That Metal Show,” starring Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine & Don Jamieson has a new episode (Episode #7) with Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee from Rush as the guests.  VH-1 Classic currently has the full episodRead full post »

[UPDATE: Please be sure to see my new post on this topic, as it contains additional information I was not aware of at the time I wrote this one. Thanks!] Another victory for human rights

The Huffington Post published an article today from the Associated Press about a church group that owns… Read full post »

Earlier today, bitchinmona posted a Twitter tweet about a shirt she’d found at Kohl’s.  It has a skull and crossroads wearing a footbal helmet and the Nike “swoop” trademark on it, along with the line “I hit your honor student so hard… I DROPPED HIS G.P.A./…

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DECEMBER 27, 2008 8:50AM

Debunked rumours from FactCheck.org

Just in case your relatives are bringing up any of these tall tales, you can set them straight: It’s not true that unionized auto workers at Detroit’s Big Three make more than $70 an hour, as claimed by some opponents of federal aid./…

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DECEMBER 17, 2008 3:17PM

Quick Blog Update

To make it easier for y’all to sign in and comment, I’ve added Facebook Connect to my login options, along with OpenID, using a WordPress.com account or having an account directly at the site.  I think Google may also have a similar system, and if they/…

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DECEMBER 17, 2008 2:02PM

Let’s Say Thanks

I’m not a huge Christmas fan, and can’t remember the last time I sent a card, but Xerox - and their partners (which include both businesses and charitable organizations) are sponsoring a program this year to send cards to our soldiers overseas. The cards themselves were/…

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