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November 08, 2004

Curious George: New Cat Next month I may be obtaining a cat, which will not only be my first cat, but essentially my first pet. What are the pros and cons of indoor versus outdoor? Consider I live in a house with an nice yard (which is easily escapable) which other cats commonly come into. If I were to have an outdoor cat, is there some sort of acceptable time to keep the cat indoors to familiarize itself? Basically, I am asking for any and all advice that could be given to me.
The largest collection of antique children's books online. Beautiful site of wonderful antique books from all over the world. In a multitude of languages from English, Spanish and Italian to Maori, Afrikaans and Chinese! A great site for children (or adults) trying to learn new languages!
Bombaby - a comic by Antony Mazzota. "Sangeeta is, in fact, the reincarnation of India's ancient protector, the Goddess of Mumbai. But how will Sangeeta use this new-found power?" more inside
Curious George: MonkeyCatFilter Having indoor cats. Complaining indoor cats. more inside
Here we go. Bush will renew a quest in his second term for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage as essential to a ``hopeful and decent'' society, his top political aide said on Sunday.

November 07, 2004

Bush Shoot-Out. Starring President Bush and Condoleeza Rice.
The blue bubble in Oregon. This Sunday's Portland Oregonian describes how the state's demographics have been changing, how they affected the election, and how the trends in Oregon are similar to the ones across the country. more inside
Last Sketch Comic Standing? Lorne Michaels to play a "Donald Trump-like role" on a new reality series that will choose the next Saturday Night Live cast member. Uh-huh.
Who's fighting back in Falluja? Is it.....S-a-a-a-a-a-a-tan? Nov 7. 3:22 entry. more inside
Shitty Bum (via aeiou)
A nation with a soul of a church "Upon my arrival in the United States," Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in 1835, "the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention." Throughout American history visitors have remarked on the religious character of the United States. G. K. Chesterton, for instance, concluded that America thought of itself in religious terms and that the United States was "a nation with the soul of a church." In light of the influence of religion on the recent election I think it good for all of us to brush up on the role of religion in the United States in order to put our times in perspective. more inside
Man Distraught Over Election Commits Suicide at Ground Zero --Via The Raw Story.
There but for the grace of God. City of Heroes costume competition. NSFW if your boss doesn't like thumbnails of scantily-clad geeks
Curious George: NJ Meetup Followup Ten Monkeys and MeFites made it to Montclair for much merriment. more inside
Is censorship Evil? Google, apparently, is censoring the Web - and not just in China. MeFi thread, AnandTech thread, Google image search for "Abu Gharaib", and the equivalent Yahoo search. more inside
Seattle Mofi Mefi Blog thing pix. Uncaptioned, but many shoutouts.
Murderous George!!! Ramix is sad! Ramix did a bad bad thing and is beside herself! Ramix ran over and squished a cat. Bad bad Ramix! The cat is dead and Ramix can't handle it because Ramix is a cat lover who has two cats of her own! Question: what do i do next? The cat wasn't wearing a collar and it doesn't look like any of the neighborhood kitties. It however doesn't look like a stray because it was rather plump. Some poor owner is beside him/herself i'm sure, but i dont know who...and even if i did, i don't think i have the guts to tell on myself. But God/allah/the toothfairy knows i am hating myself big time right about now and don't know what to do. Any suggestions on how to get through the guilt, and also how much effort should i expend in looking for the owner? Go door to door? And if i find the owner, what do i do? Offer money? Sacrifice my first born son (when i finally get round to having one)? Give up one of my kitties in return? Hope me pleeze!!!
Texas Board of Education approves new health textbook after publishers agreed to change the wording to depict marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
A human face of religious conservatism - a post on ideology, religion and conservatism, from someone who knows both sides of the American cultural divide. (via mefi) more inside
Spider Attack!
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