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Headshot of me with long hair, pink lip stick, light makeup Kara Babcock

Articles from March 2006

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  1. Meet the Meat


    Some scientists are working on artificially grown meat, which would be "test-tube meat" rather than from dead animals. It's an interesting concept, and one with many ramifications. They claim it would have lower fat content. Plus it would eliminate the need for 40 billion smelly animals that are kept in poor farming conditions, and solve that tiny problem of world hunger.

    What about vegetarians, eh? If you're a vegetarian, why? Obviously if you don't…

  2. 2006 Spacey Awards!


    That's right, the 2006 Spacey Awards are here! Vote for the best in science fiction and fantasy.

    My picks: t: Favourite Movie d: Serenity t: Favourite TV Show d: Battlestar Galactica t: Favourite TV Ensemble Cast d: Stargate SG-1 t: Favourite New TV Character d: Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell t: Favourite FX d: Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    (I didn't vote for either Favourite Video Game or Favourite Action Sequence…

  3. Easter Bunny fired


    The city of St. Paul, Minnesota, announced yesterday that it would fire the Easter Bunny, effective immediately. They were removed at the request of Tyrone Terrill, St. Paul's human rights director. His reasoning was that the Easter Bunny may offend non-Christians.

    With the future employment of the Easter Bunny now in doubt, many wonder what lies in store next for this furry fellow. According to an anonymous source, the Easter Bunny "may have been subpoenaed"…

  4. Will do English work for a cell phone


    I've learned a life lesson today: People will give you cell phones if you take English classes.

    Go back and read that sentence. Yeah. Crazy, eh? You see, my brother is in grade 8 and shall be going into grade 9, so he has his option sheets for next year. He originally intended on taking several applied-level courses (if you don't live in Ontario, you probably don't understand this part, but you'll get the gist…

  5. Seven days later!


    Wow, that break went by pretty fast. So fast that if you blinked you probably missed it. I must say...I'm not all that enthused about going back to school. This saddens me, because last year I would be definitely ready. This year, as I've said in previous posts, not so much. So I won't harp on that here. This isn't supposed to be a rant, eh.

    I've started work on Vanilla Guestbook's total rewrite. I…

  6. Resurrection Ship, Part I


    That was the episode of Battlestar Galactica last night. It was frakkin' awesome (to use the vernacular). To put that in perspective: my dad didn't fall alseep during the episode!

    It started off okay, but the music was a bit weird. I grew used to it, however, and the episode only got better. I think part of the reason that it was so cool was due to the fact that the Pegasus has "counterparts" to…

  7. G1 Licenced


    Today I went to write the "knowledge test" to get my G1 licence, and I am happy to say that I passed. So now I need to go find a school....

    For those of you who don't live in Ontario, we have a "graduated licencing" system. Basically I get a G1 by passing this test, and then I have to practice with that for 12 months (8 if I take a driving school course, which…

  8. It's here!


    VSNS Lemon 3.2 is here! :jay:

    Vastly improved (translation: it no longer sucks), version 3.2 irons out bugs and brings an unprecedented level of functionality to my blog script. In other words, I am no longer frustrated when I try to use it myself. If you don't like it, I do not blame you, but I am not to blame that your tastes are not exactly the same as mine.

    So there.

    You may also…

  9. Can you follow directions?


    Time yourself. Three minutes only. - Read everything carefully before doing anything. - Open a new tab (or window for those of you unfortunate enough to be using Internet Explorer) - Go to Google - Think of an animal, any animal, and type it in - Take the first result on the second page. - Go to Yahoo! and type that result in. - Take the fourth result on the first page and write down…

  10. New desk


    Got a new desk. It's shiny and clean and way better than the old one. We got it from Staples; it's a Gusdorf Island Cherry & Silver one. My brother, myself, and my brother's friend assembled it. It's lower than my other desk, although it lacks any drawers.

    My new desk

  11. The untitled blog

    Published (Updated )

    The untitled blog that discusses a subject not specified found at an unnamed website on a date which shall remain undisclosed. The owner of the untitled blog that discusses a subject not specified, who shall remain secret, discovered the unnamed website from his teacher, whose name was not revealed.

    The owner who shall remain secret then posted on the untitled blog that discusses a subject not specified a post of undisclosed length concerning unknown content…

  12. I'm kind of um . . . surprised that "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" won for Best Original Song. That was unexpected. Fortunately, I'm buoyed by Crash's successful bid for Best Picture. I told you so. ;) It's an awesome movie, and now that it's an "Academy-award winner", if you didn't want to see it before, you have to go see it or fear being shunned by the rest of society!


  13. Not Even Once


    It's all well and good to hear about the problems with drugs across the world and such from the news, and how it's all a big, terrible pandemic. Don't do drugs. Blah blah blah. Seldom do we see effective campaigns against it. I can't remember the last time I saw a "quit smoking" advertisement on television--not just an anti-smoking one, but one that actually tells you to call the number and get a free guide.…