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It didn't strike me at the time, but now that it's actually Columbus Day, I am puzzled at why the Columbus Day-themed episode of The Sopranos aired early, rather than last night. I'm not sure if this is one of those holidays that will make for a slow news day, or not, as I know many offices do not close for the occasion (I know MrsBlue is working today, for instance), but things look pretty quiet so far.

A fellow dog-owner gave us one of the smartest tips we could receive when we first got a puppy, telling us that every dollar we spent on doggie toys would be repaid a hundred times over in undamaged furniture. Yesterday we picked up a dog toy that is a little gorilla that does not offer the usual squeaker, but rather, through the miracle of electronics, actually gives off a lengthy ape-style squeal when squeezed. Put this under the heading of things that seemed like a good idea at first, but this has quickly become like the episode of I Love Lucy (I know... soon I'm going to be making pop culture references to Charlie Chaplin and Lionel Barrymore) where they got little Ricky a drum ("Fred. Fred. Fred, Fred, Fred!"). I don't know what it will save us in furniture costs, but this one also threatens to cost us a hundred times its value in aspirin.

R.I.P.: Historian Stephen Ambrose dies at 66 of cancer. Thanks Bronco.

Play Time:, home of the PuppetTool (Shockwave required). Thanks David Webber.
Link of the Day: The Coffee Science Information Centre. Thanks David Webber.
Wild Science: When camels ruled the beach. Thanks Mike Martinez and [MP] Wolverine [MP].
Follow-up (story): Urban Legends Reference Pages College (Close Relations). An urban legend on the BBC? Thanks Pr0ducer.

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14. Re: Huh? Oct 14, 2002, 12:39 Pete
Hopefully thats just sarcasm. But if it isnt, then uhh, we should all feel old.

Don't they teach these kids anything anymore?

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