Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
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HALLOWEEN BULLETIN FROM ROAD RUNNER
Hey kids! It's that time of year again, when all the ghosts and goblins in your neighborhood look forward to some trick-or-treating! Here are some tips to help make your trick-or-treat trip fun and safe.
>Trick-or-treat in groups, and make sure a trusted adult is with your group at all times.
>Make sure your costume isn't dragging on the ground.
>Pick out a costume that doesn't require a mask, or use face paint instead. If you do use a mask, make sure you can see clearly.
>Take along flashlights and a bucket or pillowcase to hold all your candy.
>Never go inside a stranger's house.
>Don't eat any of your candy until your parents or an adult you trust has looked it over.
Here are some blogs that I think I would really enjoy -- IF I COULD SEE THEM!!! Can't read some of them because the page is too dark, some because the font is too small. I try. But I can only look at these screens for a couple of minutes before eyes begin to burn. For you normal-seeing folks, here are some interesting sites to visit or blogroll.
The Rat Room
Ice Cream Headache
Cut on the Bias
blagh dot com
[Apologies to any who have changed their format since I last visited.]
"It is, I think, true to say that the intelligentsia have been more wrong about the progress of the war than the common people, and that they were more swayed by partisan feelings. The average intellectual of the Left believed, for instance, that the war was lost in 1940, that the Germans were bound to overrun Egypt in 1942, that the Japanese would never be driven out of the lands they had conquered, and that the Anglo-American bombing offensive was making no impression on Germany. He could believe these things because his hatred for the British ruling class forbade him to admit that British plans could succeed. There is no limit to the follies that can be swallowed if one is under the influence of feelings of this kind. I have heard it confidently stated, for instance, that the American troops had been brought to Europe not to fight the Germans but to crush an English revolution. One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool." - George Orwell - Notes on Nationalism.
Thanks to Tony at Trojan Horseshoes.