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Year 2003

The Gettysburg Address Powerpoint Presentation

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If Abe had Powerpoint his speech would have gone something like this:

Good morning. Just a second while I get this connection to work. Do I press this button here? Function-F7? No, that’s not right. Hmmm. Maybe I’ll have to reboot. Hold on a minute. Um, my name is Abe Lincoln and I’m your president. While we’re waiting, I want to thank Judge David Wills, chairman of the committee supervising the dedication of the Gettysburg cemetery.

The HisTory of Michael Jackson’s Face

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Complete with facial comparisons and commentary.

How to Build a Parade Float

Step by step instructions on how to build a parade float. Well the bottom half at least.

Outsourcing

This was an interesting article about outsourcing. He makes a great point with this quote:

If a U.S. employer said out loud, “Gosh, we have a lot of 50-something engineers who are going to kill us with their retirement benefits so we’d better get rid of a few thousand,” they would be violating a long list of labor and civil rights laws. But if they say, “Our cost of doing business in the U.S. is too high, so we’ll be moving a few thousand jobs to India,” that’s just fine — even though it means exactly the same thing.

Centralia, PA

Interesting site about a little town called Centralia, PA:

Centralia is a town located in the heart of the anthracite mining region of Pennsylvania. In May 1962, a fire in a trash dump accidentally ignited the coal mine under the town. It has been burning underground ever since. Attempts to put out the fire over the years have been unsuccessful, and the population of 1,100 residents has since dwindled to only twenty or so.

I had read about Centralia several years ago in a magazine article and was intrigued. I couldn’t believe that this fire was burning for so long and nobody could find a way to put it out. Being interested in abandoned places, I thought it would be a great place to visit — an opportunity to see a ghost town before it becomes one. So one year around Independence Day, while everyone else was off enjoying the usual holiday celebrations, I was hopping in my car and driving 300 miles to Centralia, to see fireworks of a different kind.
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Aircraft Carrier on EBay

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Ok I don’t have a wish list like other bloggers but could someone find it in their heart to put in a bid for me. The current bid is only 6,001,200.00. Hmmm then again it might be a waste. I would probably only use it for fishing expeditions.

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How to Identify Mad Cow Disease

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A Public Service Announcement.
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Farmer or Terrorist

From Cnn.com

FBI urges police to watch for people carrying almanacs

I never thought that the farmer’s almanac would be lumped in with the Anarchist cookbook but I guess we have reached that point.
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Year in Review Link Collection

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Where is my Gnome?

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Somebody had a gnome stolen and set up a website. I think he might want to check the post below and he might find out what happened to it.

My gnome was taken on December 9th. If you see him, please contact me.


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