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Friday, September 01, 2006

Personal Grooming at the Bat Farm

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It was on there long enough, the bastard of a rats nest. I know there are many ways of fixing this problem, but along with boredom common sense soon goes out the door, but I took care of that problem once and for all, well for a few months anyway.

Step one…Evaluate the problem

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Step two…Try more then one style, I call this the Saint Francis

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Step three…Finalize and don’t look back

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

A Hook in the Fish

This Blog posting is one which I though really hard about posting and it came to the point where I felt that if I didn’t post this then it would just eat me up. What am I freaked out about? The fish symbol. Now first of all this is not a Christian basing rant, for one I call myself a Christian.

But it just seems that every time I pull behind a car that has a “Jesus Fish?” emblem glued to the back of their car I get this over whelming feeling that I’m sitting behind a mindless republican. If that’s a sin well then I’m sorry. I’m a Christian but I just can’t buy into the hype and drink the cool-aid. Intelligent Design; not intelligent at all. Abortion is it wrong? Yes in some cases. Should it be legally available? Yes, rare but legal. Do I support Gay marriage? Legally yes, morally I just don’t know. There you go, that’s my emblem “I don’t know”

Most of us believe in God but deep down many of those same people just don’t know, its ok to admit it, its healthy. We don’t need an absolute truth for every problem that we may encounter in life As for the Jesus Fish; ok, I’ll try and deal with it.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The YouTube Bug Has Bitten Me

Boredom has set in here at the Bat Farm and I have resorted to viewing the “ultra hip” new web communities on the net, one of them being the video host known as YouTube. It’s good for a quick laugh once and a while, or just type in the subject of your choice (adult video fends seek elsewhere).

It was then when I discovered many of the travel and personal opinion videos out there on YouTube. It was then that it hit me that Gee; maybe I should take a shot at this. As you know for a while I did host a pod cast, but that just didn’t work for me, you might say that it was not personal enough for me.

Now I still don’t know if I’m going to do this or not, I already have a camera, a digital HI8 from the late 90’s that could still be compatible with the right video adapter. Although I just might go and drop $300 for a simple feature fire wire adaptable camera. If anyone out there has any suggestions I’m all ears.

I also want to add that there are some “YouTubers” out there that have bitten me with the nasty YouTube bug. cinderellaferret whose video is hosted on this posting, I just want to say thanks for the laughs and insight.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Vultures Descend on Gonzo Writer: The Hacks Move In

I knew that it would have to be an only matter of time before those filthy bastards would descend and pick the literary scraps of rotten meat from the decaying Hunter S. Thompson. Its one thing to barrow literary themes from a celebrated author, but its another to use it to get people to buy your book.

Today I checked Amazon and found a new title listed under the search term Hunter S. Thompson. “Fear and Loathing in Bat Country: Hunter S Thompson Versus Dracula” by Jason Andrew; I read an excerpt and found myself being robbed. Like someone trying to rewrite the Great Gatsby, it felt dirty. It’s one thing to write fan fiction from a “well dead” figure, but it’s another thing to capitalize on starving fans looking for something new from a man that could have offered us so much more.

So I say Jason Andrew; not cool. But to be fair I will offer you, Mr. Andrew another chance. Send me a copy of your book. I’m not paying for it, not a chance.

I dare you; no I triple dog dare you.

Here’s my email. Zanderkaufman **(@)** Gmail.com

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