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In response to: URGENT 'Nigeria-419' Scam from South Africa

naklejki scienne [Visitor]
thanks for sharing that, im recieving those kind of mails regularly and as I thought they are scam!
PermalinkPermalink 10/22/10 @ 06:33

In response to: Hell's Kitchen: A Night of Oil Spills, Burned Hands, and Other Train Wrecks

etee [Member]
Beginning with Season 3, you can find them in the "TV Shows" section of the iTunes store.
PermalinkPermalink 10/18/10 @ 04:28

In response to: Hell's Kitchen: A Night of Oil Spills, Burned Hands, and Other Train Wrecks

Modloft [Visitor]
Is there anywhere online that I can watch re-runs of HELLS KITCHEN! I just started watching this season and I want to see the old ones.
PermalinkPermalink 10/17/10 @ 14:49

In response to: Man convicted of sending MMF chain letter, gets 78,180 years

etee2k[DOT]new [Visitor]
One reason my diet is so irony-rich…
I picked this one out of the spamm-trap, for your amusement. And mine. OK, mainly for mine....
PermalinkPermalink 10/17/10 @ 08:47

In response to: We Interrupt This Homepage...

etee2k[DOT]new [Visitor]
9/11 +9: It is time to move on
Nine years ago… and I remember it as vividly as if it was yesterday. I was getting ready to get ready for work, when my attention was drawn…...
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In response to: Ex malum bonus

etee2k[DOT]new [Visitor]
Read a Quran Day
As I noted earlier, I plan on undertaking an alternative to the “Burn a Quran Day” activity one Florida “church” has planned...
PermalinkPermalink 09/03/10 @ 11:12

In response to: Ex malum bonus

Ruth Nasrullah [Visitor]
Don't know why I was slow in getting here, but this is awesome! I'm still up in the air about the read the Qur'an day, as I'm hoping the burn the Qur'an people's 15 minutes will be up soon, but if not, it's a good idea. Thanks for this!

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PermalinkPermalink 08/15/10 @ 19:57

In response to: MasterChef: Train Wrecks Auditions, Part I

etee2k[DOT]new [Visitor]
MasterChef: Train Wrecks Auditions, Part II
This week… on MasterChef…...
PermalinkPermalink 08/09/10 @ 04:07

In response to: Hello, world. (a.k.a. Looks Like I May Be Moving, Again)

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Hello, world.
Howdy! {{waves}} This is my first post on my brand-spanking-new WordPress blog. Now, most of you who know me, know that I have been a blogger…...
PermalinkPermalink 08/08/10 @ 16:58

In response to: My most-used iPhone apps

Dave [Visitor]
AppsFire look great, gonna have to try that out =)

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PermalinkPermalink 08/08/10 @ 02:20

In response to: Killing, Dying, and Other Subjects (that seem out of place in a discussion on religion)

Ruth Nasrullah [Visitor]
Thanks for the post, Ed. I am trying to get carpenter to clarify exactly what he means - so far he has not indicated that he meant it metaphorically.

Language matters, and I think making the kind of statement he did has the potential to inspire someone else with less self-restraint. I wrote about this idea a couple years ago: after the slaughter in a Unitarian church by a man who "hated liberals."

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PermalinkPermalink 08/07/10 @ 07:58

In response to: Protest at the Holocaust Museum Houston

etee's Blog [Visitor]
Ex malum bonus
This afternoon, I read something which weighed heavy on my soul: a blog post over at Houston Belief about a planned "observance" on September 11 this year. The observance? Just read an excerpt from the announcement:
?On September 11th, 2010, from 6p...
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/10 @ 20:04

In response to: I Am Just Kidding, Boss! Really!

Dave [Visitor]
Well, you know --- your boss is pretty gullible.
PermalinkPermalink 08/01/10 @ 17:41

In response to: WRD

PJ Holliday [Visitor]

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In response to: WRD

Erin [Visitor]

Coffee, leave nose. Meet keyboard.

You have definitely returned the favaor on that one :)

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PermalinkPermalink 07/31/10 @ 09:11

In response to: Protest at the Holocaust Museum Houston

Jim Becka [Visitor]
Thanks for the photos. I believe in free expression and the right for people to show their ignorance; however, I pray the American public will see the difference between right and wrong. Tasteless protesting in front of a sacred place like the Houston Holocaust Museum is definitely legal but immoral. Thanks to the bikers for showing up.
PermalinkPermalink 07/30/10 @ 15:15

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

etee [Member]
One last thought that just crossed my mind, after I wrote my reply to Mainline Mom: "Lois" was responsible for the 'creation' of 3 new local celebrities: @HortZac, #RedShirtGuy, and @CorpzFlowrLois. Three celebrities, not because they can play a sport, or make a film, or due to being part of a human train wreck, but because of a flower. And, because they were good at what they did. A horticulturalist, a photojournalist, and an online media editor. What role models for our kids to follow!

PermalinkPermalink 07/26/10 @ 05:17

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

etee [Member]
asz - I am so glad to hear you are renewing your membership - and you are right, when dealing with new/unusual life forms, things don't always go perfectly (just ask any parent!)

laanba - It's also interesting to see how many pics of Lois are showing up in "Assignment: Houston" this month! (Including from me!)

mossrose - "horticulture history" - love it!

PermalinkPermalink 07/26/10 @ 05:01

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

etee [Member]
MainlineMom - The backlash wasn't real widespread. In addition to the usual trollish commentary on, there were several trolls and discontents that started using the #CorpseFlower tag on Twitter (meaning they showed on the site with the webcam images), some of which bled over into Facebook, thanks to the auto-feeds from Twitter. After a while, it sorta got under my skin, prompting this post.

On the bright side: a whole lotta folks enjoyed seeing Lois (also Zac and RedShirtGuy), and Bonnie did us all a favor and stayed away!

Hope you're enjoying your time back East, we'll be sure and save some heat & humidity for your return! :-)

PermalinkPermalink 07/26/10 @ 04:52

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

MainlineMom [Visitor]
Great post, Ed. I was unaware there was any backlash but I'm not surprised. I agree totally that it was well worth it. I never got a chance to visit Lois, but I love the Butterfly center and HMNS in general.

PermalinkPermalink 07/25/10 @ 18:59

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

PJ Holliday [Visitor]
Good job, but I have to admit my patience wore thin on the trolls, so I just wstopped watching. no reason to spoil my Lois experience now by getting all upset. did you see my blog?
Lois and Me

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PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 14:21

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

asz [Visitor]
Great blog post! I don't think I have been this excited about a natural wonder since the most recent passing of Halley's Comet (way back in the 80s). I have been following Lois' progress and have taken advantage of an awesome learning opportunity for my 7yo daughter. Talk about summer school! the HMNS sure has a lot to offer.

Yes, the media has been there, waiting and waiting and it has been good business for media and museum alike. There are many other stories (ugly) stories covered that I can really stop, but for Lois...c'mon! It's not like a bloom like this occurs all the time, so for the HMNS folk to not get it right on is not unrealistic. I think the wait made it the more spectacular and I would have not been happy if I had heard about it the day of.
On a side note, our HMNS membership expires 7/31/10 and was considering dropping it. Knowing all they do and how much our $ helps expand the programs has made me change my mind.

Thumbs up to all!
PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 12:33

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

TeamLois [Visitor]
Thank you so much for your wonderful post! I saw the link to your blog on the live feed tweets. I've been watching Lois for days and haven't been able to get there, but will do so later tonight after a party.
I know my "whopping $8.00" will be more than worth it to see something that doesn't happen that often and only for the 2nd time in Texas! The museum deserves every dime they've collected. It's not free to keep the museum open 24/7. Truly, is $8 so much to see something so rare? And for those who think the whole Lois saga was a ploy by HMNS, puh-leeeeeze. It's not HMNS, it's "Mother Nature" and she has her own clock and her own timeline for all things. :)
I wasn't too thrilled with the whole tweet thing myself, since I haven't 'crossed over' to twitterdom yet, but now I must admit, it's nice to read what others thought of their visit(s). It also made me smile to see how so many different people have gotten on the Lois train.
Thank you again. I can't wait to see her tonight. Even if the smell has waned! ;)
PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 11:28

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

Kathy [Visitor]
Well said!
PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 11:24

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

mossrose [Visitor]
Well written Ed. Not to mention this is horticulture history right in H-town.
PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 11:19

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Why It Was Worth It

laanba [Visitor]
Wonderful, wonderful post Ed. I was getting so aggravated with some of the stuff I was reading on the corpse flower hashtag. I needed this reminder that it is the same trolls and people that talk without knowing what they are talking about that I run into in other corners of the internet.

Lois and the museum have made the month of July so much fun. I don't think the museum was out to get people. When they set Lois out in the Butterfly Center they really thought she was going to bloom within days. The fact that it took much longer than that is not their fault and certainly not part of some grand scheme hatched in the basement of the museum.

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PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 10:52

In response to: HOWTO: Wipe your iPhone

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PermalinkPermalink 07/24/10 @ 03:58

In response to: Lois Update: I Smell (Like) Dead People (Not Quite Yet)

etee's Blog [Visitor]
#CorpseFlower Watch: Houston, We Have Stank!
First thing when I got up this morning, I checked out the status of the #funkwatch on #CorpseFlower Lois. I wasn't disappointed:
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PermalinkPermalink 07/23/10 @ 09:51

In response to: Please bloom, for I am feeling hungry

etee's Blog [Visitor]
#CorpseFlower Watch: Asserting Control
Breaking News: On Day 7 (or 8, or 9, or... oh, never mind!) of the #CorpseFlower Watch, we have just received world from the Nation's Capital that The Regime, tiring of hearing how productivity has tanked all over the country as people quit work to st...
PermalinkPermalink 07/17/10 @ 15:31

In response to: #CorpseFlower Watch: Day 6 (or 7, or 8...)

etee's Blog [Visitor]
#CorpseFlower Watch: Asserting Control
Breaking News: On Day 7 (or 8, or 9, or... oh, never mind!) of the #CorpseFlower Watch, we have just received world from the Nation's Capital that The Regime, tiring of hearing how productivity has tanked all over the country as people quit work to st...
PermalinkPermalink 07/17/10 @ 15:31

In response to: Foodie Friday - More CAKE BALLS!

Michelle [Visitor]
Those are my cake balls.
PermalinkPermalink 07/14/10 @ 19:18

In response to: Your Daily #FAIL for 12-Jul-2010

Matt H [Visitor]
Could be that someone accidentally entered your item's tracking number for an item delivered last year. Or UPS has discovered a practical use for thiotimoline.
PermalinkPermalink 07/12/10 @ 18:20

In response to: Life After Cookies: The Saga Begins

etee's Blog [Visitor]
Life... After Lindsay
This series (which is somewhat of a parody of the Life After People series on the History Channel) is not meant to answer the questions about how Lindsay disappeared from the face of the earth. Whether as a result of being consumed by an (alleged) add...
PermalinkPermalink 07/08/10 @ 04:19

In response to: Hell's Kitchen: A Night of Oil Spills, Burned Hands, and Other Train Wrecks

etee's Blog [Visitor]
Hell's Kitchen: Changes
Hell's KitchenJun 15, 2010
Continuing this week... in HELL'S KITCHEN:

We just finished Hour One, in which

The President of the USofA invoked "executive privilege" to pontificate for 15 minutes or so on how evil those British oilmen are;
PermalinkPermalink 06/22/10 @ 05:05

In response to: AD-oSO

Annah [Visitor]
My boss would reply with something lik "You must've bumped your head!" and then roll her eyes as well.
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/10 @ 08:45

In response to: Hell's Kitchen: a Two-fer Tuesday

etee [Member]
Rose - better yet, go to and do a search on #hk7 (the hashtag I will be using for Hell's Kitchen tweets.) I probably won't write up the episode until the weekend, but I will be live-Tweeting during the episode tonight.

Thanks for reading!

PermalinkPermalink 06/15/10 @ 11:55

In response to: Hell's Kitchen: a Two-fer Tuesday

Rose [Visitor]
I'm bummed because I'm away from home on business and the stupid Hilton I'm staying at doesn't carry FOX. I was looking forward to the show tonight.
I'll come back here in the moring to get my update.

PermalinkPermalink 06/15/10 @ 11:39

In response to: New plan to plug the leak: Just Undo It

Matt Hickman [Visitor]
You know this plan will only serve to create an alternate timeline(s) without the leak, right? And while the people in that/those time line(s) will undoubtedly benefit, the people in this timeline will have to pay for the time travel R&D, the DeLorean etc.

And will it really help these alternate time lines? They really need to learn how to fix mistakes on their own. Depending on the the parental time line to wipe their noses every time something goes the least little bit wrong just encourages an unhealthy dependency.
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/10 @ 21:07

In response to: Hell's Kitchen: Fresh Meat Arrives

Matt [Visitor]
Ha! Was waiting on the blog to have the Hell's Kitchen recap ever since you mentioned it in the Idol chat.

Looks to be a good start to the show, can't wait for next week.
PermalinkPermalink 06/04/10 @ 11:53

In response to: Your Daily #FAIL: Auto Response-Bot

Dr. Ding [Visitor]
I am ridiculously excited to learn of the existence of the interrobang. Thanks!

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PermalinkPermalink 05/30/10 @ 19:01

In response to: Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior, EXCOMMUNICATED*

Annah [Visitor]
Muahahaha. Is this for real? :) lol

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PermalinkPermalink 05/28/10 @ 12:18

In response to: It seems like only yesterday...

J.R. Cohen [Visitor]
To me, raising children is the best part of life. It's as if its the only way to really experienced life. Happy Birthday to your son.
PermalinkPermalink 05/18/10 @ 06:29

In response to: Foodie Friday: Smart Meals

Christine Portillo [Visitor]

I'm a new customer of SmartMeals (and recent but ardent fan of J.R.: lol, I have the e-trail to prove it!). While I'm mindful of "keeping the girlish figure," I don't always succeed. So I was delighted to find this #SLGT option for light fare. Only downside: I live on the far west side, so I shan't be frequenting the stores too often. I shall when I can though, if only to get a whiff of that pizza ... and J.R.! (He smells good.) :)


P.S. Tres clever on the "I shot J.R." caption!

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PermalinkPermalink 05/14/10 @ 12:07

In response to: Foodie Friday: Smart Meals

Everett Taasevigen [Visitor]
Its truly healthy food that tastes excellent. The chicken parmesan is one of my favorites! Go Smart Meals!
PermalinkPermalink 05/14/10 @ 11:03

In response to: Foodie Friday: Smart Meals

etee [Member]
Sarah: I don't know what route your husband takes to get home, but if he uses the Westpark Tollway he can certainly swing by the Fountain View location, then hop on the tollway easy enough. Or, you can swing by there when you go to Camera Exchange :) Alas, I have no idea why my blogging software didn't like your "normal" email address.

Imelda: I. am. so. jealous. :)

J.R.: You're welcome, my friend.

PermalinkPermalink 05/14/10 @ 08:39

In response to: Foodie Friday: Smart Meals

Imelda [Visitor]
Hi Ed!

I too have tried Smart Meals and they are really tasty! The Talapia is excellent as are the wraps. I was lucky enough to be on site when they were making pizzas and got to try it fresh out of the oven. AMAZING! So awesome that its all so healthy! The whole Smart Meals staff is fantastic. I know they are going to reach so many more people and spread the #GainHealth ideals with their new location.

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PermalinkPermalink 05/14/10 @ 08:14

In response to: Foodie Friday: Smart Meals

J.R. Cohen [Visitor]
Oh and thanks for "Shooting" me. LOL!!!
PermalinkPermalink 05/14/10 @ 08:00

In response to: Foodie Friday: Smart Meals

J.R. Cohen [Visitor]

First and foremost, THANK YOU, for all the years of support and friendship. I really appreciate you and your wonderful family. Seeing you the other day at the museum was not only great, but it made me happy to see you out and about. I'm WOWED by all this outstanding news of you and #GainHealth going on. I was just talking about this with Dona. I'm so PROUD of what you are doing and want to be as much help and there for you, as y'all are for me. Let's all #GainHealth TOGETHER, so we can live longer healthier lives. I'm in the YOU business, not ME.
"You can have everything you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want" ~ Zig Ziglar

This couldn't be any more true my friend. Take care and have a great weekend!!
Cheers #SLGT
J.R. Cohen
PermalinkPermalink 05/14/10 @ 07:38

In response to: Foodie Friday: Smart Meals

MainlineMom [Visitor]
Great! I wish it were more convenient for me, living out here in Katy. Maybe I can have my husband swing by on his way home from the Galleria. Their photos on the website certainly do LOOK appetizing :)

And...your blog is saying my normal email adddress is invalid. Um, no?
PermalinkPermalink 05/14/10 @ 07:19