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Sky Admiral Jules Verne vs. Mark Twainbot – A Match of Titans!

Posted: 07 Dec 2011 09:00 AM PST

Verne vs. Twain - A Match of Titans!Sky Admiral Verne vs. Twainbot – A Match of Titans!

SteampunkKindle.com is running a contest: Mark Twain vs. Jules Verne Boxing Match. Vote for who would win, and why – and get a free copy of Stories in the Ether for your Kindle along the way! Here’s the highlight from their blog:

It’s ON! Like Grey Poupon! There’s a battle about to commence- a Battle of The Books! And you will take home the spoils! Our own mascots, Sky Admiral Jules Verne and Mark Twainbot are going head-to-head in a fierce competition for supremacy, and they’re both looking for your support. Cast your vote and add some smack-talk (gentlemanly, of course), and we’ll send you a fabulous Steampunk eBook just for participating: “Stories in the Ether, Issue 1″ from Nevermet Press. Ten lucky winners will also receive“Stories in the Ether, Issue 2″ as well!

Also, a savage beating in the boxing-ring will unfold. You won’t want to miss the hilarious exchange in the running comments stream as our combatants spar verbally; and you are encouraged to add your own contribution!

Visit the original post to ENTER the Sweepstakes and Vote on which on of these Titans will be champion!

Cheers all!

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Tributes to the Dead Heads!

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Shadowfist! Out of the Darkness and Across Time!

Maybe the Glass is really Half Full!

“Do you love Shadowfist but have no one with whom you can play in your area? Shoot us a message and we’ll either give you the tools to start your own Shadowfist group or find hidden players you might not know about! It only takes three players for a great game night of equal opportunity butt-kicking!”

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Check out November’s Inner Kingdom Update to read up on the latest news and the long-awaited list of top Secret Warriors of 2011!
We have a new name at #1 this year!
http://www.shadowfist.com/node/3375

Hey Shadowfist friends! Inner Kingdom has released the board game, Zombie Dash. Available here: http://www.shadowfist.com/node/2968. We could use some help getting traffic to the game page athttp://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/111292/zombie-dash. Please rate the game, or become a fan, or ‘Like’ it, if you like it. 🙂 Thanks!

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Inner Kingdom Games’ very first board game pits players against each other as they race across town to safety! Outpace your opponents and beat your zombies to the finish line! For 3 to 6 players, ages 8 and up. Retail price: $24.95. Price below includes shipping.

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BuckyBalls! Get your Head Out of the Gutter!

See it to Believe IT!  Just Don’t Eat It! They Will Stick to your Gut!

Really, Don’t Eat Them, play with them!

Go Buy some at
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Buckyballs are the funnest desk toy you’ll ever play with

It’s no wonder than Rolling Stone Magazine called Buckyballs its pick for “Toy of the Year” – it’s insanely addictive! But these 216 powerful rare earth magnets don’t just mean fun for you, your coworkers or your boss – it’s actually also a great stress reliever and can spark your creativity at work or home.

The fun of Buckyballs magnetic toys is infinite. You can stack them and fold them, pull them apart and then stick them back together. But there’s only one way to get Buckyballs along with the Free Mystery Gift: order yours today (supplies are limited!)

Also available in other Buckyballs Executive Edition styles (great for executive gifts!): goldsilver and regular.

Rabid Rabbiters


shadolrdsNovember 1, 2011 at 11:33 pmRabbit Rabbit! Of Course, why didn’t I think of that!, Lucky rabbits feet, are only the backones usually, they have a lot more kick to them! So guess that makes the front not so lucky?

From Kana’s Notebook

It’s the first of the month–do you know what that means?  (No, no, I’m not blogging about NaNoWriMo. I’ve pledged not to–though it occurs to me I didn’t make any promises about Twitter…) The first of any month is Rabbit-Rabbit day in our family.  The family tradition (spread now among several generations of family friends) holds that if you say “Rabbit Rabbit” to someone on the 1st of the month–before they say it to you–you get their…..

Want to learn what you get?  Go find out at http://kanatyler.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/rabid-rabbiters/
Rabid Rabbiters


Schack's Shack is not just a home. This King's Castle is his Home.  
It could be Yours for a Day if his Royalty you can Ransom!
Have you ever gotten over to Poulsbo area to see Dana Schack's castle yet, wow!

No that is not the Castle behind El Rey Dana, The King, it is his Well, and if his
Water is that Well protected, can you imagine how he protects his food!?!
Every King needs a Throne

 
You will wind up hills through dense forest, traveling back into the past and wala!
Castle!
What you say it doesn't look big?  
See the front door? 
Each of the two door panels weigh over 300 pounds!  
While you attempt to pound your way through it you will be taking
continuous fire from the interlocking Arrow slits, truly a sticky wicket that! 

Each of the 3 levels measures 40 by 40 feet, with four octagonal towers. 
That is not revealing what machines of war are ensconced on the Castles 4th and final roof level.

Catapults? 
Trebuchets? 
Mangonels? 
Ballista? 
Want a free Hot Oil treatment? By all 
means, declare your intentions prior to approach, or Die without Reproach! Or just 
be a bit Boiled and Poached!
He generally hosts an Open Castle once a year.
Can't Wait for the next one?
Care to procure an invitation, or take him up on a Tour?
Check his Facebook site, leave him a message, send him an Email.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1163040619&sk=info 
Never got the chance to have that Never Neverland get away?
Want to be a King for a Day?  Host Rousing Toast Display?
Make the Royal Wedding of your Dreams a true Real Royal Royality?
Come play Dungeons and Dragons in a Castle?
Will there be Tunnels and Trolls?
Recreate as the SCA recreates?
This and more could all be yours, if only...

You really should see it.  He has the main ground floor like a real great room , huge table, 
fur covered tressle benches,  trophy shields on the wall,


mostly had crafted and decorated by his own hands, taught to him by his father a Norman King,
and grandfather a Viking Longship builder by trade.

 

It just needs a better fire place / Roasting spit. 
He really needs a false front to put infront of the dinky fireplace county codes allowed, 
you know cow rotisserie fire contraption.  
Maybe a papermache cow or roast pig thing, would be great.
http://www.firepit-and-grilling-guru.com/hog-rotisserie.html 

whole hog

fireplace cooking accessory

 

http://www.firepit-and-grilling-guru.com/fireplace-cooking-accessory.html 

rotisserie

For more on Viking ways of Food preparation check out
http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/food.shtml  
dreams, wants, needs, likes, dislikes, greeds, do it tomorrows, too many square toits, 
never enough round ones, that was one of Tol's (my Foster Father, C.E. Tol Foster) jokes, 
always finding Square Toits, never getting a Round To It.
Always something distracting, poor timing, or just sheer thick headed lazyness.
Hmm, he always called me MuscleHead, and asked "What are you good for?" all the time.
Think he knew something I haven't figured out yet?

Father Mine, 
The Fates are Cruel!
They took you Tol,
They cut the Tales too short,
They left the tears too long.
There is no puppy in the window.
The sash is down,
You went out of town.
!Death!
"What are you Good For?"
Forced into a Shell,
No Bounce left to right
All rolled in a Ball.
No Entity to Fight.
Try as I May,
Try as I mite,
All I can write
Is oh so contrite.
Father Mine,
Your Left was my Wrong,
But I was not strong,
I could not follow along.
There is no sing to my song.
I am but a Fool,
Not a sharp tool.
Tell me,
Father Mine!
What will I ever be good for?

Loren Foster aka shadolrds
"From Whom Words Shadow Doles"

https://shadolrds.wordpress.com/


Gar Field of Dreams….

Build it and they Will Come

Just going to throw out a wild guess, that those are not Hollow Weens?

Myths and Myth Conceptions

Check out the following

from
http://www.victoriana.com/halloween/halloweenmyths.htm

 

Halloween History

What is Halloween?

Halloween History & Halloween Myths

Have some old-fashioned fun! Halloween history, including the Halloween
myths and Halloween games played in the Victorian era.

Published in the “Christian Advocate” in 1884.


What is Halloween?

“Every one knows that All-Hallow Eve, or Halloween, falls on the last day of October, and that the day following, the first of November, is set apart in honor of saints and martyrs by the Western Churches—whence comes its name, All Saints’ Day.”

“This feast was kept in the Greek Church as early as the fourth century, though it did not become common in the West till the beginning of the seventh century.”

“The setting apart of one day sacred to the memory of these saintly departed ones arose from the fact that the number of saints multiplied as the Church grew and prospered, and it was found too burdensome to devote a feast-day to each. Indeed, so great was the number of the canonized, that there were “scarce hours enough in the year to distribute among them all.” So it was decided to commemorate on one special day those who had no particular days of their own. In the English Church the day is sometimes called All-Hallowmas. But it is the eve of the festival that we write about.”

“In the seventh century the Pantheon, the Roman temple dedicated to all the pagan gods, was consecrated to the worship of the Virgin and the Martyrs. The new festival was held at first on May 11th in each year, but later it was shifted to Nov. 1st.”

“Halloween was thereby made to fall on the same day as did an ancient festival among the Druids, those strange priests of a stranger religion who were scattered over many portions of northern Europe before Christianity became its creed. They had many strange ceremonies. For instance: three times in each year — on May 1st at the time of sowing; at the June 21st  summer solstice for the ripening of the crops; and on October 31st at the harvest season — these priests built fires on the hill-tops in Britain, Ireland, and in France, in honor of the sun-god.”

“At the latter festival the Druids, for miles round, gathered in snow-white robes at the altar of stones on some hill. Here rested an emblem of the luminary they worshiped, and on the altar was the sacred fire which bad been carefully kept alive during the past year. The Druids grouped themselves around it, and at a given signal quenched it, amid absolute silence on the part of the assembled people.”

“Then a new fire was kindled on the cairn, a mound of stones, as the multitude raised a mighty shout, and from every eminence for miles around other fires blazed into view. The same night the fire was put out in every cabin and farmhouse, only to be rekindled with embers from the sacred fire of the priests, which was believed to protect each homestead from peril as long as it remained burning.”

“In those days faith in the existence of fairies and goblins, witches and sprites, was very strong, and as the Druidic faith faded before the advance of Christianity the heathen festivals lost much of their old grandeur and former significance, and took on a lower character. So, on the night of October 31st, the simple country-folk believed that the fairies came out of their grottos while witches and goblins gathered in forest glades, or plotted against mankind in the shadows of ruinous castles and keeps.”

“By a very natural transition the Halloween fire came to be looked on as a charm against these sprites. As a result, late as the seventeenth century, it was customary for farmers to make the circuit of their fields with a lighted torch in hand, to protect them from harm during the year, chanting or singing a doggerel rhyme the while.”

“Because these unseen magic powers were deemed to be so near at this season, Halloween was thought to be the night of all nights on which to pry into the secrets of the future, and thus arose all those simple ceremonies by which it was claimed that one’s fate might be learned. Of course, no sensible person now believes that by cracking nuts, ducking one’s head in a tub of water for apples, dropping melted lead in a goblet, pulling kale, or eating an apple before a mirror, anything supernatural or ghostly will be seen or heard; but the pleasant fireside revelries survive, though they have lost their superstitious significance.”

Bonfire

“In England, Scotland, America, and even in far-off Australia — wherever, in fact, the Saxon tongue is spoken — these Halloween festivities are kept up by young and old. But it is in the two first-named countries that Halloween frolics are seen at their best. Great bonfires are still kindled in many places, around which the villagers join hands in a merry dance. Then, as the flames subside into a pile of glowing embers, the real fun begins.”

“The first ceremony in Scotland consists in “pulling the kale.” Kale is a sort of cabbage. Lads and lasses go out in couples, hand in hand, with eyes shut, and pull the first head of kale they touch. The fact of its being crooked or straight, large or small, is said to be emblematic of the height and figure of the coming husband or wife. If any earth clings to the roots, that means money; while the sweet or bitter taste of the heart of the kale denotes the dis­position of the prospective life-partner.”

Burning nuts
BURNING NUTS

“Burning nuts is another equally famous charm. Two hazelnuts are placed in the fire, having been previously named for the particular lad and lass about to try their fortune. Accordingly as they burn quietly side by side, or crack and sputter and break apart, will be the result of the wooing. Says Burns:

The auld gudewife’s weel hoarded nits
Are round and round divided,
And monie lads’ and lasses’ fates
Are there that night decided.
Some kindle, couthie, side by side,
And burn thegither trimly;
Some start awa’ with saucy pride,
And jump out-owre the chimlie.

Dish game

“In England the following charm is frequently tried: Three dishes are taken; one is empty; one is filled with clear water; and the third with dirty water. A boy is blindfolded and led to the hearth where the dishes are set in a row. Then he dips the left hand in one of the dishes — if in the dish with clean water his wife will be a maid, if in the dish with the foul water she will be a widow, if in the empty dish he will remain ”a horrid old bachelor.” The trial should be made three times, meanwhile the dishes should be shifted about.”

“In the country districts of Scotland much faith is reposed in this formula: Go to a south-running stream, and dip your sleeve in it at a spot where the lands of three lands come together. Then go home, hang the wet garment before the fire, and go to bed in full view of it. Keep awake, and sometime near midnight you will be rewarded by seeing an apparition, bearing an exact likeness to the future husband or wife, come and turn the sleeve ‘as if to dry the other side of it.'”

looking-glass spell“Doubtless many an American girl of English or Scotch ancestry has heard of, or tried, the “looking-glass spell.” The curious one must go, candle in hand, to a mirror, eat an apple while standing before it, and in due time the face of her destined husband will be seen reflected in the glass across her shoulder.”

“There is a mirth-provoking game played in England on Halloween — perhaps in America too. A hoop from a flour-barrel is taken, and around it is fastened alternately at regular intervals apples, cakes, candies, and candle-ends. The hoop is then suspended from the ceiling and set to revolving. The players gather in a circle round it, and each in turn tries to bite one of the edibles. The boy or girl who is so unfortunate as to seize one of the candles pays forfeit.”

“In England and in America, Halloween frolics are nowadays mere harmless sports. Although in Scotland they still retain a more or less superstitious character, it is clear that, in being repeated from year to year as simple holiday merrymakings, the mysteries of Halloween have arrived at their final stage; and perhaps, as more years have flown they will perchance be forgotten.”


 

 

Mensa Stration


Found this at
http://strangetriptimes.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/somethings-missing/

Check out the Hole Post, not the Post Hole, or the Hole after the Post, but the Whole Post!

Prepare for

Strange Trip Times ~ commentary from the intrepid cosmic traveler

Strange Trip Times

http://strangetriptimes.wordpress.com/

MENSA  INVITATIONAL

The  Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited  readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it  by adding,  subtracting, or changing one letter,  and supply a new definition.

Here are the  winners:

1. Cashtration (n.):  The act of buying a house, which renders the   subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of  time

2.  Ignoranus : A person who’s both stupid and an  asshole.

3. Intaxication :  Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until  you  realize it was your money to start  with.

4.  Reintarnation : Coming back to life as  a  hillbilly.

5. Bozone ( n.): The  substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright  ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately,  shows little sign of breaking down in the near  future.

6.  Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about   yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7.  Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very,  very high.

8 Sarchasm : The  gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person  who doesn’t get it.

9. Inoculatte : To  take coffee intravenously when you are running  late.

10. Osteopornosis : A  degenerate disease. (This one got extra  credit.)

11. Karmageddon : It’s  like, when everybody is sending off all these   really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth  explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer.

12.  Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting  through the day consuming only things that are good for  you.

13.  Glibido : All talk and no action.

14.  Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas  to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15.  Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance  performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through  a spider web.

16 Beelzebug (n.):  Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your  bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast  out.

17.  Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after  finding half a worm in the fruit you’re  eating.

The  Washington Post has also published the winning  submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are  asked to supply alternate meanings for common  words.

And the winners  are:

1.  Coffee, n.. The person upon whom one coughs.

2.  Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering  how much weight one has gained.

3. Abdicate, v. To  give up all hope of ever having a flat  stomach.

4. esplanade, v. To  attempt an explanation while  drunk.

5  Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

6.  Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the  door when wearing only a  nightgown.

7. Lymph, v.. To walk  with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle, n.  Olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence, n.  Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has   been run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash, n. A  rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle, n. A  humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude, n. The  formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13.  Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

14.  Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his  conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism,  n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto  the roof and gets stuck there.

16.. Circumvent, n. An  opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish  men.


Gotcha Moon Right and Left Here, or Turn the Other Cheek!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
Happy Halloween!!
You’ve been Mooned!!
One rule to this game….
You can NOT get 
someone who has already gotten you!
Now…
go out there and get as many people as you can,
before they get you!
I got you first! and you can’t get me back!

Nana – Nana – Nana!
(ha ha)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

When and Why?
When did the U.S. National Guard start “Guarding us out side the U.S.?
Why was this allowed to Happen?
Who Authorized it?
How can we correct it?

What is National about U.S. National Guard outside U.S. borders?

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