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International Days for the Last week in September
September 24 - International Buy a Honda Day
September 25 - International "Odd Canada" Day
September 26 - International Adopt an Accent Day
September 27 - International "Look What I can Do!" Day
September 28 - International "Don't Surf the Internet at Work" Day
September 29 - International Crikey! Day
September 30 - International Ripper Day

(Every time you don't click in an International Day link, Lady Jane Scarlett punches a small kitten to death)

[As I am still away, my Guest Posting continues. As of yet I have not received as many guest posts as I was counting on, so these may be a bit sporadic, but the ones that came in so far look great. (Of course, I haven't read any of them, but the paperclip attachments on the emails look fantastic. Today's guest post comes from Sea Hag from Sea Hag Loves You. She has been a member of Monkey Barn since I first left riffraff in, and she has been a friend/enemy for years before that. (If you are curious how I met her, and I think that you are, you can read that sordid tale here.) I haven't read her post yet, but she did tell me there was some cannibalism, so I'm sure you're in good hands....]

The Way I See It #265

A few days ago I was worshipping at the Cathedral of St. Arbucks when I noticed the following quotation on the side of my Cinnamon Dolce Latte:

Wild animals often do a much better job of caring for their offspring than we civilized and educated humans do. If we cannot keep children safe in their homes, how can we hope to make ourselves safe in the world?

-- Lee Grogg, Executive director of Ryther Child Center, an agency providing safe places and opportunities for children.

I never bothered reading Starbucks' version of Successories on my coffee cup because it's usually hidden under the cardboard sleeve, but a for the last few weeks I've been having worse-than-normal insomnia and on this particular day I had been up for nearly 38 hours so things were… a little weird. I mean, colors were a little brighter and I was hearing things before they actually made a sound. I was one with the infinite void, man, and on this day my coffee cup was talking to me and telling me to read the wit and wisdom of Lee Grogg. And so I did, and when I read it I knew that it was something that must be laughed and mocked mercilessly, but alas I was not in the state of mind to do so at the time, but before I stepped back into the swirling purple cosmos that unites us all- seriously, dude- I saved the cup.

Now, I am sure that this Ryther Child Center does a lot of good work and helps a lot of children out, but are they crazy? For most animal species, 'caring for their offspring' consists of them laying eggs in a warm hole in the ground and taking off. Most birds and mammals do raise their young but very often they will eat their young, or they shun the runts and let them starve, or they will purposely kill off a twin because they can't produce enough food to feed more than one baby.

So please, people, for the sake of the children, let's start a campaign to buy a TV and cable TV for The Ryther Center so that they can watch Animal Planet and stop saying such goofy-ass things to the coffee-drinking world.

Sea Hag

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