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Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004
From: Ron and Mickey H.
Subject: the Osmonds and their favorite planet

The comments you make about the plan are very inappropriate, you have no idea what your [sic] talking about.


The Mormons believe that Kolob is the planet c losest to God and who are you to make judgement as to whether or not its [sic] true?

i believe that there are tiny, invisible leprechauns dwelling beneath my fingernails. who are you to make judgment? (or, as criswell used to say, "CAN YOU PROVE IT DIDN'T HAPPEN??")
(also: it's *it's*, not *its*.)

also there is no mormon teaching to think that a big owl comes along and caries [sic] us to heaven

are you unable to understand humor?


ah, i see. you are unable to understand humor.


well, then, allow me to respond in language tailored to your understanding:


cancer, mold, weeds -- they can grow fast, too. what of it?

< Smile! It makes people wonder what you are up too! [sic] >

and you finish up with a mispelled .sig cliche. wow. this is almost like one of those emails where some religious nutball with a tenuous grasp of our little earth language nevertheless expects people to take seriously his unprovable beliefs about extraterrestrial matters.
hochste lust!

Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004
From: Ron and Mickey H.
Subject: the Osmonds and their favorite planet


omygod how did i know that "YOUR DUMM" would be the single thing you would understand from my response?

your the dumb ass who thinks just because mormons have different beliefs that they are wrong.

no, i'm the dumbass who thinks that just because mormonism is built on faked documents, it is wrong.

DO you have nothing better to do with your time then to put down peoples [sic] beliefs and religons. [sic] WHAT RELIGON [sic] DO YOU PROFESS TO BE?

suppose my religion consisted of making fun of other religions. huh? NOW who's putting down religion? huh? huh? so here's me, now, check me out, i'm all WAHHHHHHHHHHHH! YOU'RE PUTTING DOWN MY RELIGION! BOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!
(feel free to read RELIGION as RELIGON if it will help your comprehension any.)

Just remember there can be good found in all religions if you look hard enough

or, as famously expressed by the famous mormon philosophers The Osmonds "one bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl."

< Smile! It makes people wonder what you are up too! [sic] >

you really need to lose the .sig message. seriously.

Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004
From: Ron and Mickey H.
Subject: the Osmonds and their favorite planet

your [sic] a pathetic loser.

what can i say? we pathetic losers like to test things out before believing them.

All mormon beliefs can be proven

> gasp <
"All mormon beliefs can be proven"?
well, fair enough, i guess -- i insulted your intelligence and now you're insulting mine.

and if you knew anyhting [sic] you would know that.

gee, i guess i don't know anything. i was pretty sure i knew that if, as the book of mormon claims (Morm. 6:10-15), there had taken place a massive battle in what is now upstate new york -- a battle in which 230,000 warriors died -- it would leave behind traces and artifacts discoverable by archaeologists. and what about the battle "on the hill Comnor?" pretty appropriate that the book is called *ether*, because you'd have to be on drugs (cheap or otherwise) to imagine a battle with two MILLION killed.
and unless you count millions of gullible mormons as "artifacts," it is true to say that not a single artifact has ever been found to establish any of joe smith's wild stories. the book of ether speaks of "the land of Moron" (as casey stengel used to say, "you could look it up") -- wouldn't be a bit surprised if that place turned out to be roughly equivalent to the modern-day state of utah.

Its [sic] losers like you who think by spreading dirt about my mormon religion that your [sic] doing the world a favor as it will lead people to not want to know more about Mormonism but guess what? your [sic] wrong people become more interested when they read your BS and they want to find the truth.

more power to them. anybody with access to google can easily find out what BS is ("kolob," "nephites," "lamanites," &c., &c., &c.)
what interests me, really, is your approach. you think that railing and ranting (even if it weren't grammatically and orthographically challenged railing and ranting) is the way to bring people over to your religion?

< Smile! It makes people wonder what you are up too! >

> sigh <
at least it doesn't say, "your up to."
read what mark twain had to say about the book of mormon** and you'll get lessons in grammar and religion at the same time. handy for busybody half-literates on the go!
thank me now, thank me later, it's all the same --
** -- here's my favorite part of twain's review:
Some people have to have a world of evidence before they can come anywhere in the neighborhood of believing anything; but for me, when a man tells me that he has "seen the engravings which are upon the plates," and not only that, but an angel was there at the time, and saw him see them, and probably took his receipt for it, I am very far on the road to conviction, no matter whether I ever heard of that man before or not, and even if I do not know the name of the angel, or his nationality either.

Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004
From: 4LAN H0g4N
Subject: Stopping Image Theft

On your Switcheroo page you ask if anyone knows of a .htaccess method that does NOT stop users whose browers send NO referrers, or when people simply paste in the URL of the image (also without a referrer). There certainly is one. I believe you should find the answer here:
Basically it allows blank referrers, as well as those from your site.

i have seen that page before. the method outlined there does have the problem when there's no referrer. here's some text from the page:

"There are some isolated cases when this won’t work. Some tools that allow people to surf “anonymously” will not send proper referrer headers, meaning that images will become broken on your own site for these visitors. Some proxies and firewalls will have the same effect. However, this won’t affect the vast majority of your visitors, and those who use referrer-hiding services are likely well aware of the side-effects."

it seems that some browsers these days are set to "no referrer" by default. i did try his method, and right away i started getting emails from people telling me that their browsers were showing all images as broken on my site.

so, it appears another solution will have to be found. thanks anyhow, though.

(See also)

From: Christy T.
Subject: Capell Bros Circus
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004

I'm not sure whom the Henry is that was referred to in the comments. The three brothers where Bill, Bob, and Jack. Bill is the only one remaining. He still owns property in Coolidge and he has a small museum up in Pinetop. He is my Great Uncle. Bob was my grandfather. I grew up just blocks away from what used to be the winter quarters for the Circus. It now belongs to Reed Williams. Norma Capell (Bob's wife, my grandmother) lived about 6 blocks away with her second husband until she passed away in the late 80's.

(See also)
Update, 2005: Another Capell responds

From: Ted Capell
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005

Henry Nolan Capell was Bob's father. Which would be your great Grand Father. Henry started the whole carnival and named it after his sons i.e. Capell Bros. Carnival.

I hope that helps

Ted Nolan Capell

Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004
From: Enigma
Subject: choco taco

I came across your site while doing a google search for choco tacos. I had never heard of them until the infamous Freshtrax bit. As you can hear, they are virtually impossible to get. Anyways, great site.

gracias. i hadn't heard of the freshtrax bit. guess it wasn't quite infamous enough.

Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004
From: Gayla
Subject: Switcheroo

Fantastic job!

Last year, I had a guy direct linking to one of my original artwork images. I replaced it with "I'm stealing bandwidth from"

I changed my legal info on my site, too.....I charge $5 per MB of bandwidth used by direct linking now, and $100 or more for each instance of image theft, direct linking or not. If you state it, it makes it legally pursueable. =)

A trick that seems to also the image as the background in a table that's just it's size, then put an invisible GIF over it. This is for those who like to click and save as on images they shouldn't be touching. All they get is the blank GIF. Course, they could view source and go through the code to find the image's filename, but most won't waste the time. Won't stop them from taking screen shots, either, but nothing's perfect.

Anyway, great work, keep it up!

that's a pretty good strategy. i have so many images on the site, though, that it would take me a long, long time to implement it. gracias, gayla. i hope that soon someone comes up with some better way of preventing direct linking.

Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004
Subject: Grand Canyon Suite recording covers
From: davyd

dear Deuce

On your "Ain't it just grand" page, you wanted to know about album covers of recordings of the "Grand canyon suite" that don't feature that natural wonder. There are several such things on display at Amazon, though perhaps you knew that already. I own a copy of the one that also has the "Mississippi suite"; it's not clear who is in the photo, but I take it to be the composer.

i'll have to take a browse through amazon. i did that for the "reflections" stuff, but not for the grand canyon. this is among the inexplicables.

While I have you on the line: the "send me a scan" hyperlink on the same page yields an Error 404: tastefully articulated, but erroneous nonetheless.

fixed. thanks for that catch.

I look forward to exploring your site further.

remember websites taste better on work time!

From: Dale H.
Subject: trailer park, Bisbee
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004

hello Deuce. I stumbled on your site here looking for the perfect trailer park photos for a small film project. do you have that evening shot thats on your site of the cute little trailers in a row, in a larger size that I could download or something? Great shots and funny commentary of Bisbee by the way. Hope to here from you. thanks.

gracias, gracias.

i'm not 100% sure which photo you mean, but i'm guessing it's probably the professional-looking shot with the various colors of lighting (i'm typing from memory, here). if so, that was a postcard the shady dell used to give out. i don't know whether they still have them; my friend ed sold the shady dell earlier this year. but the new owners might have one, so it'd probably be worth contacting them.

From: Scott B.
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004
Subject: Hoover Dam

Hey DoC,
I see the trademark Unsightly White Band around Lake Mead has grown to somewhat obscene proportions of late. Ah, the blessings of 1930's socialism!

yep. i could count them on one finger. you know which finger.

Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004
From: becky h.
Subject: Hey

OK ... I have been reading your web site instead of working for about 2 hours now ...

muy bueno, por que:

"EVERY art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good." -- Aristotle

and I just saw your Wagner picture "Yes, Virginia" ... and I'm thinking "that can't be Virgina, it looks just like Papago Park" ... and so you see, I feel clueless and brilliant all at once ... and this was the last straw! ... I decided I must write you and tell you how much I have been loving you web-site.

excelente y gracias.

I found your site while I was searching the net for Mojave Desert ... I plan to camp there for a few days on my Thanksgiving road-trip. Your phone-booth journals were interesting ... and then I kept finding cool parallels like these:

I ended up living in Arizona for 3 years after the truck, Rosa, that I had been traveling around in for a month broke down there. While Rosa was not as decorative as Whip It!, she did feature purple dingle-balls, a dashboard of purple shag-carpet, and mantle-piece Silver-Surfer.

My travel companion, Bosco, used to have a Dough-Boy who was as fond of posing for pictures as your friend, Wagner. Sadly, Dough-Boy was apparently overcome by some Voo-Doo on the streets of New Orleans, and never made it to the desert.

may it never happen thus to wagner.

I used to live 2 blocks from A Mountain (the pun: I'm going to go walk up A (a) Mountain (mountain) never ceased to make me smile).

I used to be an editor for our high school creative writing mag ... named ... yep, "Reflections".

but you agitated ceaselessly for a name change. didn't you. didn't you.

OK ... there were like 10 more things ... but you get the point.

Wish me luck in the Mojave ... where I guess I won't be making any phone calls.

Thanks for the fun read ...

de nada. have fun out there. if you hear a phone ringing ... it'll be news to me.

Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004
From: becky h.
Subject: Tu hablas?


I was just admiring photos of Wagner's trip to Pixar. I have been there as well - while they were just releasing Monsters Inc and working on Finding Nemo ... a friend of mine worked there and I also go to see the movie Amelie in their theater ... all-in-all, a pretty cool work environment. At my work, which has a considerably smaller budget to play with, we don't have scooters to ride around on, but we make do by racing chairs down the hall, throwing kick-balls at each other, and designing jock-strap sculptures every now and again.

sounds like a decent workplace.

Anyway ... I lived all over the Phoenix area ... first in Awatukkie, then Chandler, Scottsdale, and Tempe ... When I lived 2 blocks from A Mountain, I was about 4 blocks off of Mill Ave - West, I think - basically, when stumbling home from Mill, A Mountain and the porn store (where whip-its can be found) would be to your right. Do you and Wagner still reside around Phoenix?

we're pretty itinerant, but in phx from time to time.

When working on "Reflections" - I was not bothered so much by the name as I was by pathetic tradition it had to take itself so seriously ... thus myself and the rest of the editing staff launched the "Cheese-Whiz and Okra" edition ... the next year Mrs. Mitchell (re: bitch) demoted me from Art Editor to just plain old editing staff ... and interest wained. In retrospect, maybe the problem started with the name ... I mean REFLECTIONS is just demanding that you leave your humor out in your locker - isn't it.


That which does not tweak me makes me funky.
- Nick (my old roommate)

eminently quotable, that nick.


Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004
From: Sarah Jane
Subject: vegas wagner!

I finally had the time to check out your website.
Wow!!! You're one of the only people I've ever met who's weirder than me. And that is definitely a compliment. May you ALWAYS have too much time on your hands... you put it to good use!!!

you are too kind. may weird never cease to be approbative.

Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004
From: liz c.
Subject: Ha

I'm doing a project wherein I need to make a list of filtered bad words for a Canadianization project (don't laugh) for a website. Hit #2 on my search was your Those Words page.

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004
From: a reader
Subject: phanmail

dear sirs:
just a note to let you know that i super dig your site. i dig it like a ditch. you make me giggle like a schoolgirl. on nitrous. who is already way stoned. on giggly bud.

i particularly enjoy your various adventures around the yummy landscape of the southwest. and beyond (i heart to travel and you document such wanderings marvelously). and your writings on various subjects. and, of course, your various pix of chicks. nothing goes better with cracking up than cheesecake. i just have the utmost respect for the thinking comic that can get girls in various states of undress to be in pictures.

i totally like the way you write. very thoughtful. you can take something, anything, an item, a town, an album, a band, that is overlooked and seemingly dullsville, bleeding into the background noise of everything and point out the hilarity of its very existence. you are so awake.

so here is my phan mail. you make me want to jump and scream and cry and pull my own hair and bite my own shoulder, as if you were a beatle, landing on my tarmac. for the very first time.

a reader

p.s. i figured you’d enjoy knowing that i usually look at your stuff on the company’s dime. heh.

p.p.s. i like to give you occasional free money in your amazon tip jar to show my support for your work. everyone else should also.

dear reader,

muchas -- no, muchisimas -- gracias for your ultrakind, ultraspecific, words. they plunged smack-on into that one feeling that i do have.

gracias also for your tip jar contributions. and for reading d.o.c. during work hours.
o the warmth...

hochste lust!

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004
Subject: lavey & freestateproject
From: Bob K.

I did a web search on 'satan takes a holiday' and arrived at your site. I was quite confused when the free state project stuff came up in the sidebar, as I had that web page already open in another window! talking about strange occurances.

Yes, I was just listening to MP3s of lavey, and have renewed interest in the free state project and am trying to buy some land in NH to move up there.

excellent. best of luck with that. see you there.

Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004
Subject: Bush/Kerry debate protest
From: Robb L.

So, ah, was the [deleted] thing a joke? I assumed that to be the case, but then I wasn't sure.

me, too. and also: me, neither.

From: Jessica D.
Subject: I miss it mucho
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004

Aw, what happened to the grass-roots jackbooted Bikini Storm Trooper sector story?

I thought it was brilliant.

Also: hi!

heya. lo siento. some sort of difficulty/ies beyond my ken and beyond my control forced its removal. i hope maybe it can return one day.

Subject: Introducing Nervous Paulvis Eggsley's One-Mad-Man-Band
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004
From: Nervous Paulvis Eggsley

Introducing Nervous Paulvis Eggsley's One-Mad-Man-Band and/or The Blo-Weevils Rockin' Blues Trio

Hello There,
Greetings from jolly olde England, don't you know... what what!!
No we don't really talk like that, but Hi from London anyway...
I go by the stage name of Nervous Paulvis Eggsley's One-Mad-Man-Band
and play what I call
sometimes in drag!!!
a bit like Hasil Adkins meets the Legendary Startstruck Cowgirl!!

I play my Guitar with the string of my Tea-Chest Bass (USA-wash tub bass) and "Play" the Bass-Stick with the Neck of the Guitar, I get both a Rhythm Guitar AND a Bass Sound by doing this and think I am the only person to have even THOUGHT of doing this, let alone perform it!!

I also keep TWO Tambourines inside the bass (one attached to the "playstring"), a Shaky Egg in my "Plunking" hand and "Indian Bells" around my ankles for percussion (oh and sometimes a bass drum and hi-hat with my heel) AND hold a harmonica between my teeth to play, spitting it out to sing and replacing it with another that I have kept concealed in my "Plunkin' Hand" for the lead break.

My sound/style keeps on evolving as I experiment more and more with the number of instruments I can play at the same time and or invent.

I've just come up with the "T-Chest Stick"™ which doesn't need a bass-box as it has it's own pick-up, I can now tie a string around my foot,attach it to the "Stick", plug into an amp and just play the string with the stick balancing on top of my other foot while I bop around the floor in time to the music.

Rather exhausting, but quite entertaining!!

"A fine line between genius and certifiable insanity" according to Professor Mark (Chicken Shack) Jamieson.

I also do a few other mad acts too check out my man of 1000 Elvis' website, or my Frock-a-Jilly Pinks (opp of Blues) Star: Merle Travis-T

Much more seriously though, I have joined a red-hot Rockin' Jump-Blues Trio called the BLO-WEEVILS.

We play mostly original but authentic sounding, rockin' blues tunes ("Raw-Jump Boogie" we call it) and are led by UK harmonica champion, Matt Griffiths, backed up by the guitar of long time blues player Paul Renvoize while I kick up a beat on my custom made percussive Tea-Chest Bass.

Paul Ansell has booked us to play with his Sands band on 24th October at the 100club and we have played at Gaz's Rockin Blues and the Gloucester Blues Festival this year.

Let me know what you think (e.mail to and I'll send you a demo video/cd.

Rockin' Regards

If you know anybody who books Brilliant Rockin' Blues Bands or Weird One-Man? Acts , let em know about me/us or let me know about them... cheers!!

Nervous Paulvis Eggsley

well, there, nervous -- you say a mouthful for a one-man band. i'll pass on the word, you keep the faith.

From: Anna Marie B.
Subject: Mystery Castle
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004

I have a copy of My Mystery Castle. It's missing the cover (was missing when she gave it to me), but is signed by Mary Lou. If anyone is interested in buying it, let me know.

i'm stunned at the thought of someone willingly parting with a personal gift from the incomparable mary lou gulley.

Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004
Subject: cd

Hey, was wondering if you can help me. I have a live cd of Deadbolt when they played here in Portland at DV8, was wanting an address of where to send it to them. It's really good recording...thanks! LisaFurr

might be able to manage that. charon's toll: one for hades's archives.

From: gompers
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004

i love yr site. thanks for turnin me on to lydia mendoza.

warms my heart to have the honor. lydia is royal.

Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004
From: Bob
Subject: The trouble with Whipped Cream

LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal Communications Commission is said to be preparing to levy a fine of $1 million or more against Fox Broadcasting Co. and its affiliates for running afoul of indecency regulations in April 2003 with an episode of the reality show "Married by America," sources said.

Sources said the content in question involved lascivious banter among "Married" contestants and a segment that involved contestants licking whipped cream off each other's bodies.

This is the most trouble I've ever heard of someone getting into with whipped cream.

clearly, you have not perused in its entirety.

From: Rabbi Moshe Yess
Subject: RATES
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004



m. yESS

warm, rabbi. bongos are go.
oh, yeah: mmmmmmmm. yesssssss.

Subject: big boy trivia
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004
From: Matthew T.

been reading the site for a while. love it. great pictures of detroit. like a moonscape, but with parking meters.

anyhow, the about the big boy graveyard.

you may already be aware, but there is a john prine album (i think it was Bruised Orange, but not sure) that had john standing in what i think is the same place. might be a fun thing to have on the site. the album is no longer in my posession - worn from my hands by the grind of time - but perhaps you could track it down.

i think he probably picked the spot because of the name of his record company - Oh Boy Records.

thx for all the great work on the site. tacos for all who make it happen.

we do like of the tacos.

couldn't find any john prine big boy photos, though. little help, out there?

From: Pheelthephlow
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004
Subject: help answer this ques please!!!

In Nothing Arizona, how exactly would you categorize the mart there? Is it a gas station and towing place, or maybe a mart of all things? Help please!

i wouldn't exactly call it a mart. they have some candy bars & gum & such. they tow. they might work on cars. i don't know about gas. why? (and i don't mean why, arizona.)

I entered the Out Wit the West contest for Marlboro and the questions are ridiculous. The specific one I asked you about goes:

"Just because they live in Nothing doesn't mean
they can live on nothing. So to earn something,
these folks work at what thing?"

So I figured part of it out, but no one seems to be able to answer this ques. This one and many others. They are almost impossible to answer. But thanx for asking and trying to help what you gave me will hopefully help find the correct answer. Thanx for the interest in why I asked you.

Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004
From: new andria mexico
Subject: Simiana.

What proves that you aren't Simiana, Monkey Bellydancer?


Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004
From: Cardhouse Broadcasting Services GmbH
Subject: dude.

you totally wrote on the flag.

you wrote. on the flag.

flag. wrote.


when i wore it to the movies last week i commented that i completely expected someone to say that to me. no one did.

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004
Subject: yo Deuce & Babs

hi guys -

I just got done plowing through the endless Deuce of Spades site. Quitehilarious.

there used to be a deuce of spades site, actually. it ripped off certain elements of deuce of clubs. that site now seems, happily, to be defunct.

Deuce of Spades - hahahah ! Sorry dude, I think I got messed up thinking about Motorheads 'ace of spades'.

i saw a guy with a blank stare absently wandering the aisles of fry's electronics the other week wearing a "PRAISE LEMMY" t-shirt. he looked exactly like what i would've expected a guy wearing a "PRAISE LEMMY" t-shirt to look like.

I bet he actually looked a bit like Lemmy.

he should have been so lucky.

Sorry I missed you guys when you were in town, looks like you had some fun though.

we certainly did. detroit is an amazing place.

I too have a little momento of the Big Boy graveyard [...]

wish we hadn't had to fly back, or we'd have tried to hijack an entire bob.

I added your link to my site.

muchas gracias, amigo. loved your belle isle photos and the rouge river esplanade photo.

From: Ross D-C.
Subject: Hot linking
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004


I greatly enjoyed your article about hotlinking, and your way of dealing with it.

danke. wish the .htaccess method would work, but it cuts off way too many people who have their browsers set not to send referrer info.

I've just got a simple question really – I use IIS and am looking for a log analyser that can drill down and give details on hotlinked images and such – is there one you recommend?

sorry, no. i don't know a thing about IIS. i only find out about hotlinked images via my referrer logs, which aren't even very good.

Subject: yet more scary stuff out there
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004
From: Kurt J.

I am a fan of your site and various postings. You seem like a "Web savvy" type, as are many of your readers (viewers? visitors?) I'm sure.

Anyway, here in Colorado, there is a story on the news about a label called Panzerfaust Records which is planning a thing called Operation Schoolyard USA where they are going to distribute thousands of White power, racist CDs to teenagers and school kids to recruit them. Curious about this, I Googled "panzerfaust" and, sure enough, their site is right there at the top.

Now, of course they certainly have the right to espouse any kind of hatred or whatever that they want on there,



but just in the interest of a li'l humor it sure would be great if some diabolically clever hackers stuck a couple of Black-Eyed Peas or Fugees T- shirts in with the Hitler T-shirts, maybe a nice ad for Manischewitz or something over by the Hitler Youth knives…ah well, these certainly are "interesting times."

reverse shoplifting would be the tactique juste (if i may clumsily borrow from the french here, who surely won't mind in this (anti-germanic) case) and can be a lot of fun. take a look at the graceland reverse shoplifting adventure of my pal dr cliff, the evil dentist.

I don't know any clever hackers but that site sure makes me wish I did……

Anyway, love your site, I wasn't sure if you had heard about this Panzerfaust stuff or not.

i hadn't. colorado area anti-racist reverse shoplifters, unite! then, um, disperse! yeah! go ye forth and reverse shoplift the hell out of those morons.

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004
From: Kurt J.

In the case of these Operation Schoolyard mofos, I guess if you could stick some rappers, Public Enemy and old Allan Sherman (Hello muddah, hello faddah...) recordings into their CD cases that would be the best of tricks.

hope some people follow up on your suggestions.

Hopefully their little operation doesn't have the funds to spring for shrinkwrapping them any more than they have the mental real estate to use Spellcheck on their site.

Somehow it is a little reassuring in a way to see those typos, though.

then again, i'm told that the german grammar in mein kampf isn't the greatest, but unfortunately, that didn't seem to impede the progress of its author.

From: Laurie M.
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004

my last visit to doc led me to detroit trip and I loved it!!

From: melinda
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004

ooo! i read the detroit story on your site this morning. who knew detroit was so interesting? not me!

nor did i, till i went there

apparently you & babs did. she is so cute.

she is that & more

i adore her mrs. brady sunglasses. very chic. when i wore contacts I was a maniac for offensive eyewear, but now that I have glasses i'm limited to "the flippers" ... you know, the clip-on flip-up sunglasses that old people wear? they're fun, but ... it's not the same.

any high-desert makers of glasses you could perhaps befriend?

From: Jabeen Naqvi
Subject: mormon osmonds plan
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004

re your article on 'The Plan' and the message that the Osmonds wanted to hear-- did you know Kaukab means 'star' in Arabic...

'therefore Kolob is the greatest of all the Kokaubeam that thou hast seen, because it is nearest unto me.'

...but, more importanly, did you realise that 'kolob' spelt backwards reads 'bolok'

yes. somewhere on the site i have a sex pistols parody cover "never mind the boloks, here's kolob." but of course, i can't find it.

...'therefore Bolok is the greatest of all the Kokaubeam that thou hast seen, because it is nearest unto me.'


thanx for the expo.... sadly I was an Osmonds fan too.

i am glad to hear of your was.

From: Quincunx
Subject: Broken link (and kudos)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004

I thoroughly enjoyed your Excellent Active Super Amusive Play pages, which I found via a link from Cardhouse. I thought it might be best to alert you to a link that doesn't seem to go where you likely want it to go. (Or maybe you *do* want it to go there, in which case, so be it.)

At the bottom of [this page] the link to go to the next page points to [this] -- but logic would dictate it should point to [this] instead.

[web historians of the utopian hyper-critical future please note: this link has now been fixed.]

Thanks for the diversion. (Not the accidental link diversion, but the pages' contents.)

always pleased to provide either.

From: Kim S.
Subject: That weird ferret chick
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004

I dunno if you remember me or not (yeah, I'm sure you've been waiting to hear from me for the last couple years)...but I am the person who sent you the doggie sanitary belt and the little ferret hat, as well as a few Whip albums.

Anyhow, I was just checking out your site and I wanted to say hi, and let you know that I am still torturing my ferrets with hats, as well as feeding them odd things. I'm attaching a couple of pics, one of my old ferret DoppelHammy wearing a sombrero on cinco de mayo, and another of him saving the world from an invasion of flatmice.

Seriously, he loves to eat flatmice, but they weren't any type of global threat. They are usually pretty well behaved in their ziplock prisons, living in pods of fifty in my freezer. And they aren't usually flat either.

nice photo. a friend of mine just bought a real mariachi sombrero & it doesn't look any more finely detailed than the hamster one.

I'm off to check your wish list and see if I can't gift you with anymore oddities. I'm glad to see you finally got your oddly hippiesh and slightly scary as it is.

muchas gracias.
yes, oobi is scary. but remember oobi is also love. or luv. or lurve. something of that sort.

LOL if you say so, oobi looks a lot like a whipworm egg under magnification when I check stool samples at work, so maybe oobi is larve.

:) I'm glad your friend and Doppels can be sombrero twins. They should go out for margaritas or something.

Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004
From: Kelly P.
Subject: wilco


I was just noticing that Wilco appears to be fans of your site.

i've noticed their link from my referrer logs. coolio.

Is the admiration mutual? Just curious.

i can't say i've heard a lot of wilco, but i like what i've heard. and anyone who covers daniel johnston has something okay in their heart.

I don't know about their new stuff, I really like AM & Being There. I visit your site fairly often, but was kind of surprised to see the link to it on the Wilco site.

Keep up the good work!
Kelly =)

muchas gracias.

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