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Friday, October 29, 2004

29-31 OCT 04


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“Mom! Mr. Chase is scaring me!”, the child insisted tearfully, “Make him leave!”

“Hush, honey. You know Mr. Chase isn’t real. You made him up, you can make him go away.”

The woman patted the child and rose.

“Now tell Mr. Chase to leave you alone and go to sleep.”

As she passed through the door she threw a “goodnight” over her shoulder.

“Good night, mom.”, the terrified child responded.

“Good night.”, echoed Mr. Chase from his dark corner of the room. The woman didn’t hear him. No one ever did.

Mr. Chase waited patiently while the child resisted sleep. He knew sleep would win and he would be able to leave his corner.

The night deepened…

…but eventually morning came.

The woman breezed into the bright bedroom and sat on the bed. She rubbed the child’s back.

“Good morning, sunshine!”, she murmmered into the child’s ear.

The child yawned and stretched.

“Good morning…mom.”

“Sleep well, baby?”

“Yes, mom.”

“Did Mr. Chase bother you?”

“No, mom.”

“See. I told you you could handle him!”

“Yes, mom.”

“Now come to breakfast.”

The woman left the room. The child got out of bed and padded to the corner. Even in daylight the corner was dark.

“It’s your turn now, brat. Your turn to wait while I walk the world freely.”, the thing in the child’s body hissed to the small shadow in the corner.

Mr. Chase went to breakfast.

In the corner the child cried. No one heard.


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Thursday, October 28, 2004

28 OCT 04


A dwarf species of homo at any rate. And only 12,000 years ago. Even on the relatively short time scale of human evolution 12K BP is practically last week. Quite amazing.

It’s a small world.

But I’d hate to have to paint it.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

26 OCT 04

Things Ray Says #91:

"It’s not a joke. It’s a witticism."

(Insert rimshot here.)

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Monday, October 25, 2004

25 OCT 04

“As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something.”

Hägar the Hørrible

Heldig Mandag , senere bedragne!

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Friday, October 22, 2004

22-24 OCT 04

From Nefer Seba – Cool and Meaningful Latin Phrases, Mottoes, and Proverbs (archived).

Caveat Depascor! – “Browser beware!”

The road to perdition is paved with pop-up windows.

posted by latiolais at 0800  

Thursday, October 21, 2004

21 OCT 04

We lost this post. It was a definition of a very useful word, but we can’t recall which word. – The Management.


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