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As some of y'all know, I'm going home (Florida) for the summer. I have a Wii up here and was wondering if anyone would like to borrow it while I am gone, since I do not need it in FL. I have one remote with nunchuck, the Wii Sports game, two dance pads with a Disney dance game (with remixes of classic Disney songs), a microphone and karaoke game, and the Wii Fit. I like spreading gaming love and feel sad that they'll just be boxed up until I come back. Comment if you would be interested using them for the summer.
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So I bought a 2 liter of Coke yesterday when I went grocery shopping. When I had my first glass of it, I thought it tasted off, but figured it was just a weird combination of tastes from the Coke and what I was eating. I tried to drink some more today and it still tasted different. I was examining the bottle, not sure what I was expecting to find, when I saw that there was Hebrew writing on the bottle top. The label was entirely English and nothing else seemed out of the ordinary, so I was really puzzled about finding Hebrew on my Coke. I did a search online to see what I could find and this little bit of information is what I found:

In April of 1985, the Coca-Cola company announced that it was re-formulating its flagship carbonated drink, which to the horror of Coke fans everywhere, included a switchover to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Soon, the rest of the soft drink industry followed suit, and the classic taste of cane sugar-based sodas became practically extinct. Today, only a few small boutique soft drink companies still make sodas with refined cane sugar (or sucrose, made from sugar beets) a costly ingredient when compared with HFCS — but true carbonated beverage connoisseurs know and can tell the difference, as corn syrup has a characteristically cloying sweetness when compared to refined sugar. For nostalgic Coca-Cola lovers, unless you live in a foreign country that classic taste is but a distant memory.
Every late March and early April, for the two to three weeks leading up to the celebration of the Jewish Passover holiday season in the United States, Coke fans living in major metropolitan areas with large Jewish populations get their Real Thing, if only for that brief fleeting period. According to Jewish law, nothing made with chametz (any of a number of proscribed cereals and grains, including corn) during passover may be consumed — so in order not to lose sales from observant Jews during that eight day period, a small number of Coca-Cola bottlers make a limited batch of the original Coke formulation, using refined sugar. Needless to say, stocks run out quickly and fans of Passover Coke have been known to travel many miles seeking out supermarkets with remaining caches. (Originally posted on March 25, 2006)


Mar. 9th, 2010 01:53 am
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This amuses me way more than it should...

And this makes me happy and wish it were here already.

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I love the photo shoots that SNL does with their guest hosts.


Dec. 10th, 2009 10:59 am
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Why are some accents just so attractive - usually regardless to the body or personality attached? It's not fair sometimes.
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It's still my birthday somewhere, so I'm doing a last birthday related post. Information for this also taken from Wikipedia.

  • 1666 – Tsar Ivan V of Russia (d. 1696)
  • 1711Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (d. 1787)
  • 1732Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (d. 1796)

  • 1666 – Tsar Ivan V of Russia (d. 1696)
  • 1711Henry Muhlenberg, German-born founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church (d. 1787)
  • 1732Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (d. 1796)

  • 1926 – Claus von Amsberg, Prince Consort of the Netherlands (d. 2002) He died the year I was living in the Netherlands. The year before his son, the crown prince, got married. The year after, his son's wife had a daughter. I felt cheated.
    1958Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian
    1971 – Dolores O'Riordan, Irish musician (The Cranberries)
    1974 – Nina Persson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
    1974 – Justin Whalin, American actor (Jimmy Olsen from Lois and Clark)
    2006Prince Hisahito of Akishino, Japan Imperial Family member

    And some people who died on my lovely day:

  • 972Pope John XIII

  • 1511Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481)
    1782Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson (b. 1748)
    1998Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (b. 1910)
    2007Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918) I didn't realize she was dead until I saw this Wikipedia article. :(
    2008 – Anita Page, silent film vixen, last living attendee of the 1st Annual Academy Awards, (b. 1910)
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    Taken from Wikipedia. Not all of the events, but a good many of them. Some interesting things have happened on previous September 6's (besides my birthday.) Some good, some bad. Enjoy.

  • 3114 BC – According to the proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started.
  • 394Battle of the Frigidus: The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the pagan usurper Eugenius and his Frankish magister militum Arbogast.
  • 1492Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
  • 1522 – The Victoria, one of the surviving ships of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
  • 1620 – The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)

  • 1634Thirty Years' War: In the Battle of Nördlingen the Catholic Imperial army defeats Protestant armies of SwedenGermany.
  • 1669 – The siege of Candia ends with the Venetian fortress surrendering to the Ottomans.
  • This siege lasted 21 years. (Crazy.)
  • 1847Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.
  • 1861American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, which gives the Union control of the mouth of the Tennessee River.
  • 1863American Civil War: Confederates evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.
  • 1870Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.
  • 1885Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria. The Unification of Bulgaria is accomplished.

  • 1901Anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
  • 1939 – World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany.
  • 1940 – King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael.

  • 1939 – World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany.
  • 1940 – King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael.
  • Queen's Day in the Netherlands is celebrated every year on Queen Juliana's birthday, even though her daughter, Beatrix, is now the ruling queen of the Netherlands.
    1949 – A former sharpshooter in World War II, Howard Unruh kills 13 neighbors in Camden, New Jersey, with a souvenir Luger to become the first U.S. single-episode mass murderer.
  • 1966 – In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.
  • 1968Swaziland becomes independent.
  • 1970 – Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan.
  • 1972Munich Massacre: 9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day.

  • 1991 – The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
  • 1991 – The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

  • 1995Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.
  • 1997Diana, Princess of Wales is laid to rest in front of a television audience of more than 2.5 billion.

  • Taken from's Ancient History website:
    On this day in Ancient Rome, the ludi Romani (Roman games) continued. It is the anniversary of the 394 A.D. victory of Emperor Theodosius (January 11, 347 – January 17, 395) at the Battle of the Frigidus. There Theodosius defeated the Emperor Eugenius, who had been ruling the Roman Empire in the West. With the defeat, Theodosius the Great became the sole ruler of the entire Roman Empire one final time -- from then on, all emperors would rule only part. The victory on the part of a Christian emperor also sealed the fate of paganism.

    This day was also considered the birthday of the Hindu deity Krishna.


    Sep. 6th, 2009 03:08 am
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    Apparently one way to see how many forums you still have an account on (no matter how inactive) is to have a birthday.


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