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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

Well its that time of year again, my annual bitch about the Christmas Season starting too early. Why do we have Christmas Songs on the radio November 19, why do we have Christmas decorations in the malls, stores, etc. in November.

We are wrecking the Christmas Spirit... come December we are so full of Christmas shit that it is no fun anymore.

bah humbug

      the grinch

Dude, I'm with ya. It seems that the commercial Christmas season kicks into high gear as soon as Halloween is over and done with. That means two full months of Christmas ads and Christmas music. You're sick of it by December 1.

Just this past weekend I attended a Christmas party and a Santa Claus Parade. I understand certain radio stations are already 24/7 holiday music. For more, read "Holiday Music", something I jotted down on November 28, 2003.

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

42 years ago today our lives changed with the President of the U.S. being killed in front of our eyes. Being in grade 3 at the time I knew who he was but the conception of the events didn't comprehend at the time. T.V. changed the whole perception of world events. That day in 1963 was the 9/11 of the sixties.

      Dale

For those who are interested, there's a tonne of information related to the Kennedy assassination available from this site. Then, there's always this trustworthy Wiki page about the event of Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA. All documents related to the assassination that have not been destroyed are scheduled, according to the 1992 Assassinations Records Review Board laws, to be released to the public by 2017.

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

I opened a pack of hockey cards today and was lucky enough to get an autograph of Nikolai Zherdev (a young talented forward on the Columbus Blue jackets). Only 13 were made so it is quite rare. I've since listed it on e-Bay and the whole family is enjoying watching its progress.

The internet age is simply remarkable in what is allows us to do (e.g. sell a hockey card to the world). If it sells I think I'll put the money towards Christmas presents.

      Tim (aka gottalikehockey)

They have the Internet on computers now?

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

Today is my mother's ninetieth birthday. I am so grateful to have had her in my life all these years. She is not doing as well as one might wish upon her but when I visit her I still feel that great amount of love that she has always had for me. Sometimes in this cold, harsh city I just crave a dose of my mother's amazing love for me. If only we could bottle such a love. Thank you mom for always giving me this great affection and your protectiveness throughout the years when I needed it which was often. I am not ready to let you go yet. But them again I never will be. God love you.

Happy Birthday!

Your Daughter,
Mary Catherine

Go mbeire muid beo ar an am seo aris!

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

omg i dont no wat to do every one that i think are gay keep caling me solar panal because i have a big head and i no why the **** do they call me that i mean get a life but when they call me it i get very upset but try not to show it

      **crazy45gal**

Best.
  Guest.
    Blog.
      Ever.

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

There are 3 R's in school - reading, riting & rithmatic. The 4th R (religion) belongs outside of our educational system. That's what churches are for. Where do you draw the line? This 4th R is a family choice not an educational matter. If a family decides to dedicate their childs beliefs in accordance with their education I believe they should enroll their kids in a special school totally dedicated to their religion - not gov't funded but funded by their religion. It's the parent's choice - not the state (or province).

      twins from Bolton

I hear ya... I happened to attend schools all my life that were religion-based and funded by the government. When I was really young, I just assumed there were school boards for other religions too. When I realized this was unique for Roman Catholics, I wondered how non-Catholics felt about this slight. The constitution demanded a publicly funded Catholic education but that was 138 years ago. Times have changed.

I personally don't have a problem with students learning about the world's many religions and spiritual beliefs and actually view that as a positive, but when the science curriculum includes details on Adam and Eve, I'm freakin'!

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

Kansas, thy name is irony:

Read it.

...but at least Pennsylvania has the right idea:

Read it.

      Mike H.

Intelligent design appears to be the new term for creationism. As a wise man once said, you can call your ass a turkey, but that doesn't make it Thanksgiving. Or does it?

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

Hey Mike, I was wondering how come you did not make an entry about the Simpson's Treehouse of Horror XVI that aired this past sunday ? You usualy make comments of a special Simpsons episode, although I must admit it was not on of the best.. But how about Family Guy ? I think that was the best espisode of all ! The intro, with the Ben Laden bloopers and Stewie's Big Wheel ride, I can't recall the last time I laughed that hard !!!

      Louis

I hardly consider the annual Treehouse of Horrors episode special. When it's the season premiere I'll write about it, but when it's just another episode I don't consider it entry-worthy.

I'll be the first to admit the episode was disappointing. It didn't seem particularly smart or funny, two dependable trademarks of "The Simpsons". At this point I feel it's necessary to point out that I don't watch with blinders on. I totally understand why people say it's half the show it used to be, because it is. Still, I watch religiously and I don't intend to stop. For more on why I still watch, read Why I Still Watch.

I actually missed "Family Guy" on Sunday because after "Curb Your Enthusiasm" at 20:30 I flipped over to "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" to watch their two hour movie with both teams of detectives. It's good to see my old buddy Mike Logan again...

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Thank you for posting Escapa! Mike. I now have a new computer addiction to add to my numerous list. I so far have a chart topping high of 41.86. Ryan will be so happy you introduced me to this!

      Kara

In my defense, I scored by 31 after playing around for only a few minutes. It seems there's a definite pattern and with a little commitment I could blow that score to kingdom come.

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Ink StainAnyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following entry earlier today.

I was talking to my sister on MSN today and she had me try out something funny that I think you and your readers might enjoy. Go to Google and type "failure" then press I'm Feeling Lucky instead of Google Search. I think you will get a chuckle.

      Kara

Ah yes, the good ol' Google bomb. A perfect excuse to point out that a CBS poll on Wednesday put Bush's job approval rating at 35 percent, his lowest since taking office in 2001. Dubya Dubya F.

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