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Not as cynical
as we'd hoped. Glosses over
This Day in Alternate
This week's donation goes to:
The November Coalition
"When I worked at a Wizards of the Coast game store ,
Chrononauts (and Fluxx, and Nanofictionary) was the game I always
grabbed off the shelf when people asked me "Are there any
good games to play? We're bored with _____" In the time
I spent at Wizards and the Game Keeper, I sold about a thousand
Looney Labs games... just two nights ago we had a huge gaming
session where I got to laugh in glee as my roommate, upon playing
the game for the second time, was frustrated because he kept
saving the damn Titanic and we all kept sinking it! I love Chrononauts,
and I really love all of your games. I will continue, as long
as I am able to work and play the games, to push them, and I
wanted to say thank you for making them. I know a lot about board
games, and truly, Chrononauts is one of the best. I don't really
normally write emails to people, but I was pondering this and
decided to write this instead of finishing my Fourier. So, from
one game player to another, I say thank you, and continue making
games." -- email from "A Friend in
Time" named Kevin
||Skyland Looney Reunion #2
back from spending a weekend in the mountains with 15 members
of the Looney Family, and we had a splendid time. This being
second such trip, I think we can start calling it a tradition,
and after years of experimentation with various big family excursions
(often involving large boats) this is my favorite. At fairly
nearby Shenandoah National Park, they have these wonderful old
cabins you can rent, with lots of separate rooms and a large
common living room (with a fireplace!) and with 15 of us there
(Dad & Mom, Howard, Leslie, Eric, & Sarah, Rash, Jeff,
Judy, James, & Sharon, Me, Kristin, & Alison, and Kathi)
we took over a whole cabin. Then we spent the weekend hanging
out together, strolling back and forth to the lodge for heavy,
delicious meals, and wandering off in various groups to explore
the woods and hike the trails.
As shown below, my 7-year old nephew James became an official
Junior Ranger during this trip. He diligently completed all the
assignments in the training manual, and was therefore officially
sworn in by the Ranger on duty at the Big Meadows Visitor Center.
They gave him an official pin and I couldn't resist springing
for the official Jr. Ranger hat, which he proudly wore as he
lead the family on a hike up to the top of Black Rock.
on the other hand was too busy enjoying her vacation to keep
up with James in Junior Ranger training. I'm with her... this
weekend was a time for relaxing and climbing on rocks, not for
doing a bunch of homework!
But now, back at work is where we are, and the deadlines are
looming, too... we leave for Origins in just a few days! Which
reminds me... this site won't be updated next week!
Anyway, it was a wonderful weekend, and thanks again Dad for
Life! See You at Origins!
||"Sure, people were up in arms about Clinton's
lie -- "I did not have sexual relations with that woman"
-- but it pales when compared with Bush's lies. Bush told the
American people and the rest of the world that Saddem had weapons
of mass destruction, and he initiated a war based on that lie.
He killed hundreds of American soldiers and wounded and maimed
thousands. He killed thousands of innocent Iraqis. Bush used
these lies on top of 9/11 as an excuse to attack Iraq, which
was part of his agenda from the day he stole the election. As
we know from the congressional hearings, Bush was obsessed with
Saddam from the day he took office. According to Richard Clarke's
and others' testimony, the obsession with Iraq diverted attention
from Bin Laden and the other terrorists who actually did threaten
us." -- Michael Moore, from the interview
in Playboy magazine, July 2004
||Generalizations are usually flawed by exceptions.
||"And they criticize, gripe, and complain
about almost everything and almost everyone almost all the time." -- Joanna M. Ashmun, from her page about the traits