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Dean Needs YOU (For Image Consultancy) 2003.08.06.06:41

There was a segment on the Daily Show this evening about Howard Dean, as a potential Democratic candidate for president. Now, I've liked most of what I've heard and read about Dean, and would consider him a real contender, right up there with Kerry. Of course, I'm so disappointed and disgusted with the way the Republicans have been pillaging the budget and turning back the clock on social issues, I'll probably vote for whomever the Dems nominate just on general principal. (And don't get me started on the Greens, not right now anyway.)

But the footage they showed of Dean from his appearance on Larry King Live was just... scary. The man looked more like a Saturday Night Live parody of a politician than a real one. I would have thought it was Dana Carvey doing Howard Dean. He was so stiff, he made Al Gore look Bill Clinton. Someone needs to talk to this guy about image. It's a sad statement, but image matters as much (if not more) than the message itself. And while Dean is great on the internet, once the campaign goes into full swing and he starts appearing on TV more often, this could kill him.

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(Im)Proper Disposal of Old Foodstuffs 2003.08.06.06:11

Some time back, I made home-made pickled peppers with fresh jalapeños in apple cider vinegar. They were tasty on rice, and great on nachos. But I don't really know how long they should be let to set, and after getting sick last week I hadn't touched them in 6+ days. So I decided to throw them out. I'll make more, later.

So, since there was a lot of fluid, just throwing them in the trash wasn't an option. That left the garbage disposal. After cleaning out the dishes and such, I made sure I had hot water running and poured them down. Flipped the switch, and off they went in a frenzy of grinding. Well, off went the material component of the mixture. The aromatic essence lingers on.

Which is to say, my kitchen reeks.

# [/food]

Who Am I:
Randy J. Ray
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· American Gods, Neil Gaiman
· Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
· Neuromancer, William Gibson
· A Philosophical Investigation, Philip Kerr
· Say You Want a Revolution (The Invisibles, Book 1), Grant Morrison et al
· You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of..., Oswald T. Pratt and Scott Dickers
· Cryptonomicon, Neil Stephenson
· Rising Stars : Born In Fire (Vol. 1), J. Michael Straczynski

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