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Fractals

Posted by aquariuscook on August 30, 2007

I just think this is the coolest stuff.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal 

I know I can share with you guys and you’ll be able to wrap your heads around this.  Trippy and intellectually stimulation. I love it!

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zeitgeist the movie

Posted by aquariuscook on August 27, 2007

have you guys seen this?

what do you think?

its heavy if nothing else.

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Alien Invasion?

Posted by switters on August 18, 2007

This shot was taken outside Thornhill’s today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Think before you forward

Posted by switters on August 18, 2007

There is (or at least should be) a special place in hell for people who forward alarmist e-mails to everyone they know without bothering to stop and think about the content. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Bit of Perspective

Posted by dakeeper on August 11, 2007

After reading the latest news I had to sit back for a moment and take stock of the important things in life, like the hot cup of coffee on my desk and the air in my lungs.  Seriously though, I’ve been following the account of these coal miners who have been trapped for days with little hope for survival.  I can’t even imagine how horrifying it must be to be trapped in a dark, cold, cramped cave with diminishing air knowing you’re probably not going to make it.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Reparations

Posted by dakeeper on July 30, 2007

I often take the time to read the opinions of those I disagree with,  to further strengthen my own opinions, and to a lesser extent to open my mind to other points of view. Read the rest of this entry »

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An Ode To Lindsay

Posted by dakeeper on July 25, 2007

I normally don’t give a rat’s ass about celebrities and their misdeeds.  I do however, often find myself entertained by their self-destruction, if only because it is self-induced. Read the rest of this entry »

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Local Sayville Events

Posted by dakeeper on July 19, 2007

Hey guys.  I was at Broadway park on Wednesday for kids bingo- it wasn’t bad (it’s bingo).  Those Gillette park gigs are good, too.  I’ll definitely be at the Beatles acoustic show at the end of August.  If you go to any of these events look me up and say hello (If I don’t like you I’ll pretend I never heard of you).  How will you know me?  Not my problem….

 I like that they at least try to put on good quality shows and activities.  Every once in awhile I need a break from the hate.

I want to thank whoever is responsible for liberating me from the joke that is Sayville.com forums.  Why were you guys so easy on ‘Zenturtle’?

 Ok, have a good one all!

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Not lovin’ it

Posted by switters on July 16, 2007

I really can’t figure out the point of this ad: Read the rest of this entry »

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Freecycle Website

Posted by dakeeper on July 14, 2007

Ok, so I have some stuff I’m giving away, stuff that the kids don’t use anymore and maybe people won’t buy. Read the rest of this entry »

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WTF is ‘Frank Somma’?

Posted by dakeeper on July 14, 2007

Hey all! So I did a Sayville.com drive-by and I see this post from some dude who wants to run for office. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Real “Two Americas”

Posted by switters on July 11, 2007

When John Edwards talked about “The Two Americas,” I think he missed the point. The great divide in this country is not between the rich and poor, it’s Read the rest of this entry »

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A New Sayville Forum

Posted by dakeeper on July 7, 2007

Not to take anything away from Switters Blog, but I have made a new forum if anyone wants to partake.  I’d like it to be a place where we can go and have laughs and just not worry about being censored or banned. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Tale of Two Returns

Posted by switters on July 7, 2007

Different stores tend to handle returns in very different ways. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Hate it When This Happens

Posted by dakeeper on July 6, 2007

If there ever was any doubt that some of these people are savage animals, then please read this article: Read the rest of this entry »

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Heretic Vote

Posted by dakeeper on July 5, 2007

Lol- that was funny what you wrote about the corpse……I used a program to get back on briefly and thought you might say something……heheheh..

Last time I looked it was 2 to 1 in my favor, but you know what? I think they’d rather have it go back to the pre-Library discussion days, before my sardonic writing style appeared. Maybe we can start our own Sayville forum, something like ‘The Uncensored Sayville Alternative’. This way we can all speak freely and openly much like we would do in person….uh, then I again I speak like this all the time so that wouldn’t include me…..but you know what I mean……

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Why I Care About Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Posted by switters on June 10, 2007

Sayville.com readers might be wondering why I’ve expended so much energy to try to convince them to make Read the rest of this entry »

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Young Heretic

Posted by dakeeper on May 29, 2007

I found a photo of me when I was younger. Read the rest of this entry »

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Photo Link

Posted by dakeeper on May 18, 2007

Ok, so ‘Derf’ bitches up and they delete the picture I made with the goose on top of the empire state building.  I mean, get a sense of humor and stop whining.  Post a bulletin so someone can find your spine.  Whatever.  I personally think it’s funny….

WAAAAHHHHH WAAAAAAHHHH… leave my picture alone…..WAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!
NYC Goose

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Alpha Windows and Siding Company

Posted by dakeeper on May 9, 2007

To all area residents who may use this company: DON”T!!!  They are the most unprofessional, unscrupulous, lying  group of people I have ever dealt with.  My wife and I were completely duped by this company and I would strenuously urge anyone considering using this company to reconsider.  The owner is a Greek guy who has zero inter-personal skills, their salesmen will outright lie to you and then threaten you with legal action when you cancel the job.  Their contractors arrive at your house without any paperwork, they have no idea what needs to be done, weeks behind schedule.  They will tell you anything to get the sale and then try and trick you if you’re not paying attention.

 I don’t know about you guys, but I earn the money I make and I will be damned if I’m gonna fork it over to some falafel eatin’ bastard and his lying cronies.  They have a showroom on Lakeland Avenue in Ronkonkoma.

You have been warned.

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What is and what should never be

Posted by switters on May 5, 2007

Some thoughts on the latest sayville.com controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Don Imus Situation

Posted by dakeeper on April 9, 2007

Ok, I’m a big Imus fan, I’ve been for the last 20 years.  I liked him when he went mainstream with the political stuff.  So now he has caught the wrath of these f_cking loud mouth black activists who have the knack for smelling the blood of a white person and strike quickly.  It seems Imus made a joke about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.  Ok, it was a cutting bit of radio jibe, but not unusual when compared to some other radio hosts.  So I find this bit on the news boards: Read the rest of this entry »

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Funny Video

Posted by dakeeper on April 8, 2007

I came across this again and I find it hilarious:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhq0NDkUViQ

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Taxpayers Beware (Attencion Gringos!)

Posted by dakeeper on April 1, 2007

I was dismayed to read in today’s Newday (yes, I will read it if nothing else is available), that they are now considering creating a taxpayer funded illegal immigrant hiring site. Read the rest of this entry »

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Steve Levy: Goofy AND thin-skinned?

Posted by switters on March 25, 2007

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I’ll see you in hell, Pachelbel!

Posted by switters on March 21, 2007

I first saw this a while ago, but couldn’t find it again until today. It cracked me up so I hope you enjoy it too. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Sayville.com Shenanigans

Posted by dakeeper on March 17, 2007

Ok, here’s a great idea. Let’s post a picture of a chimp with a gun and post it with a blurb about ‘criminals from other towns coming into Sayville’. Wtf are you thinking?? I’m into funny stuff but c’mon, that was just lame. Not only was it bad but you just had a 19 year old white kid get busted with serious drug charges and another white guy put a gun to his neighbors head causing the gunman’s white wife to kill herself with another gun. The whole ‘we’re innocent pigs in toyland’ crap ain’t flying dude.

If, as it is so apparently clear, that you want to be funny, please be original.

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Accountability Ashmountability

Posted by switters on March 14, 2007

You know, whenever I’m feeling stress at work over things that I’m held responsible for but I may or may not have control over, I start fantasizing that I have one of those jobs where you are not held accountable in any way for the things you say or do. You know, like a TV weatherman or, I don’t know, the president of the United States.

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I’ll sue you my pretty, and your little dog too!

Posted by switters on March 13, 2007

Some thoughts on the “witch teacher” story. Read the rest of this entry »

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Would a little conservation really kill you?

Posted by switters on March 11, 2007

While sales of Hummers and other large SUVs have dropped off, there are still plenty of people buying them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Donde esta Switters?

Posted by dakeeper on February 27, 2007

You gotta be back by now!  I’m having too much fun on sayville.com……

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A Little Story about Sears and Stupidity

Posted by switters on February 11, 2007

I’m at Sears Hardware last night and the guy ahead of me is paying for something with two hundred-dollar bills. The cashier does some little magic thing and reports that she can’t accept one because it’s fake.

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Sayville The Movie Part 2

Posted by dakeeper on February 10, 2007

www.digitalfilms.com/play.php?id=815039

If this link doesn’t work, I give up on the joke….

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Sayville May or May Not Be the Friendliest Town

Posted by switters on February 6, 2007

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Sayville.com Troll Infestation

Posted by dakeeper on February 5, 2007

It’s official:  Sayville.com is troll infested.  Just read the current posts and you can see how lame they are in trying to spark meaningless discussion (as if it really isn’t meaningless after all).  I’ve chosen to ignore Foxfan and her friends, if they are not other people at all and not just the same person.  I found it funny that she would think someone would try to find her if they knew where she had lunch….

 Anyway, I long for the days when we could hate each other over the Library.  When is the next hot debate coming up?

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An Ode to Intolerance

Posted by switters on January 30, 2007

The biggest problem facing our country and our community is not a dearth of tolerance but an excess of it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another Correction for Newsday

Posted by switters on January 8, 2007

I am writing this as an open letter to the editors, altought it has long been quite clear that editing is one of the aspects of running a newspaper upon which Newsday places little value (other such aspects include journalistic integrity, accuracy, and respect for their audience). Read the rest of this entry »

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Bad Neighbor Post

Posted by dakeeper on January 8, 2007

So someone posted a complaint about some prickly old shmucks that they live next to. Evidently these pricks called the town- hey!…sounds like my neighbor- DICK…no, his name is not Richard. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sayville’s Changing Face and Newsday’s Continuing BS

Posted by switters on January 7, 2007

In case you missed it, Newsday featured an article today called “Sayville’s Changing Face.” Millpond pointed out some of the articles, uhm, inconsistencies, on the sayville.com forum (if they delete the thread, you can see a snapshot here). Good work Millpond, but you missed two biggies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wanted Dead Or Alive

Posted by dakeeper on December 26, 2006

Ok, I want the mofo who invented those twist ties they use on every fucking kids toy package, in addition to miles of tape, screws, and styrofoam. I have had enough. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who is the biggest putz?

Posted by switters on December 23, 2006

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Medieval Times

Posted by switters on December 20, 2006

Portsmouth High School, in Rhode Island, is telling a student that his choice of yearbook pictures is unacceptable because it violates their zero tolerance policy against weapons. Read the rest of this entry »

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How I Handle Email Spam

Posted by dakeeper on December 17, 2006

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The War To End All Wars

Posted by switters on December 16, 2006

Religious persecution is nothing new. Read the rest of this entry »

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Holiday Vandalism

Posted by switters on December 8, 2006

This is my response to The Keeper’s question on the “Walgreen’s Take 2” thread and the “Disheartened Thread” in general.

Keeper Wrote: Why anyone would vandalize a holiday display is beyond me. Ok, stealing a light bulb or two, big deal, but slashing a snowman? Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m a little sick and tired of these ‘activists’

Posted by dakeeper on December 2, 2006

“There’s a perception that black male youth are more dangerous, more violent and more likely to be armed than their white counterparts,” said activist lawyer Ron Kuby. “That concern about young black men permeates the police department and results in police shooting black youth under circumstances where they would not shoot white people.”

I say, ‘what’s your point Ron?’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Walgreen’s Take Two: My final post on this thread

Posted by switters on November 25, 2006

This is a copy of what I posted on Sayville.com. I’m posting it here because I suspect that thread is on its way to oblivion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sayville.com site rules

Posted by dakeeper on November 22, 2006

They just posted forum rules on Sayville.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sayville Sidewalk cracks

Posted by dakeeper on November 22, 2006

Ok, so what’s the deal? What can be done about all those sidewalk cracks in town? Read the rest of this entry »

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More Deleted Threads

Posted by switters on November 21, 2006

For anyone interested, here are some more deleted threads from Sayville.com Read the rest of this entry »

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