Friday, September 29, 2006

archived episodes...

the simpsons, futurama, south park, family guy, american dad.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Everybody; off the wagon - we're cured!

Excerpt from BBC

Scientists had thought that the scarring associated with cirrhosis - known as fibrosis - was irreversible.

However, recent studies have shown that is not the case.

Now the Newcastle team, in tests on animals, have shown that Sulphasalazine can aid the recovery process.

When the liver is injured specialised cells called hepatic myofibroblasts create scar tissue, and secrete proteins which prevent it being broken down.

In healthy liver tissue the scars eventually melt away and are replaced by new normal tissue.
However, in diseased tissue this process does not happen. Instead the scar tissue proliferates, and spreads throughout the whole organ.

The Newcastle team showed that Sulphasalazine could aid recovery by blocking the production of proteins that keep the scar tissue cells alive.

They plan to carry out trials in humans, but already believe the drug has the potential to provide an alternative to a liver transplant.

The drug will initially be given to heavy drinkers who have given up alcohol, but too late for their liver to recover naturally.

full article here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006


There is a truckstop called, where you can get your teeth cleaned////should probably go as it has been a number of years skated the Iowa city park today, pretty much ripped it up. also drawing by David Dunlap Im headin east!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Because it's that kind of day

did I GnL'ed this afternoon? Yes I did.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Good thing I have less that 49 friends

Officials to crack down on parties
Excerpts from the Daily Texan

Ian Warren - Posted: 9/7/06

For many years, UT's fraternities and sororities have thrown massive parties with very little police interference. That may all be about to change.

A new plan, revealed during an Aug. 31 Austin Police Commander's Forum held by Commander Michael Jung, will focus on cracking down on large parties in Austin, said John Foxworth, president of the Shoal Crest Neighborhood Association and a photo advisor to The Daily Texan.

Michelle DeCrane, spokeswoman for the Austin Fire Department, said the new plan does not single out fraternities. It focuses on Austin's safety codes and will apply to all Austin residents, she said.

"Over the years, frat parties have gotten bigger and more elaborate, and it's getting difficult to keep them safe," said Don Smith, an Austin Fire Department fire marshal.

Any gathering of more than 49 people requires a public assembly permit, Smith said. These permits are available at the AFD but require a fire-safety inspection of the intended location of the party, Smith said.

As a result of stricter enforcement, the things that students are used to seeing at greek parties, such as "party builds," man-made pools, outdoor bands, "trash can punch" and the all-concealing black tarps may soon disappear, said Richard "Tiny" Clinton, president of Tiny's Risk Management, a popular risk management choice for fraternities. Interfraternity Council restrictions recently banned "trash can punch," bands who perform outdoors, which create a huge risk for a noise complaint, and man-made pools, Clinton said.

Any group attempting to construct a "party build" will have to obtain a building permit prior to beginning construction, Smith said.

The black tarps that usually block visibility into the backyards of fraternity and sorority houses are highly flammable, he added. They will have to be replaced with new tarps that are not flammable.

The group responsible for enforcing these ordinances will be the Public Assembly Code Enforcement Task Force, which is composed of members of zoning, the police, the fire department, code enforcement and the TABC, Smith said. He

"Any party that does not have a permit should expect to be shut down if law enforcement arrives," Clinton said.

I don't think SnS counts as a "party build", and the pool is not man-made. I'm sure this will be enforced much the same way as the Narc patrol that slows by our house and speeds up to drive past the frat two doors down that drew all over a dying kid last year. I'll drink to that!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New Orleans' Showdown

So, maybe we should start a inter-state softball/drinking league. Us vs. them. There can be only one. Over the top.
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Monday, September 04, 2006

elliot trying out for austrian idol

So long crikey

Stingray's: not just badass cars

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

Stupid in America.....

o is for oh yeah


I followed these instructions to create an awesome writing pen for the upcoming semester (that's right, we don't start until after labor day). However, I felt slightly sheepish when, while walking towards the pen shop, I inadvertently entered the neighborhing lingerie shop. Needless to say, the girls working their must have been slightly confused when I approached them and asked: "Yes, I need a blue, fine point rollerball refill". They cocked their heads a little, looked at me confusedly (it was at this point, looking around at the myriad of panties and bras, that I realized I had fucked up), smiled at me, and said: "Are you looking for panties? We sell those here."
"Oh, you don't sell pens? This must be the wrong store"
"Come back if you need help with panties or bras."

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