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July 10, 2005 by NJforever
A very long time ago, there was another land. A land filled with swords and sorcerers, a land of magic and kings, of fiends and spells. In this land were also many heroes, heroes who traveled forth to vanquish evil and gain rewards. This is the tale of the greatest of these heroes. We begin with two of what would eventually become a four and occasionally five man team of do-gooders...

Anteayer: "I am Anteayer the knight! I have come forward to these blighted lands to smite evil and once more...
June 29, 2005 by NJforever
Xeno was near-perfectly normal. He lived in a suburb in New Jersey. Every day, he would go to New York to his job as an accountant. He would work, then come home. He'd relax for a little while, then go to sleep. Perfectly normal routine. The only way he differed from anyone else was that he was an Alien.

Yes, I mean those aliens from the Alien quadrilogy. He decided that he wasn't cut out for that life, came here, and fit into a little rut. Don't believe me? Why should you? He can just tell y...
June 27, 2005 by NJforever
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Most of you probably heard about the recent Supreme Court decision. You know, the one where they let the 10 Commandments stand after previously forcing them to be taken down. That one. Well, this issue hasn't been gone over until I point and laugh at everyone involved while somehow making a point through it all. Anyway, let's first go to the ruling where it was taken down. Five of the Justices, Souter, Stevens, Ginsburg, O'Connor, and Breyer, voted in favor of taking them down. In the di...
June 24, 2005 by NJforever
(I know this is old news by now, but I haven't been on until now and I wanted to give my two cents on it)

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Flag burning you say? Ah. Well, I can see that. After all, like Jon Stewart said: "Today the House passed an amendment to ban the burning of the flag, thus ending the Iraqi insurgency."

What importance does this have? Really? Why do we need an amendment to ban burning of the flag? I already believe that it is protected by the First Amendment. Well, I guess if you can pull toget...
June 21, 2005 by NJforever
I started this book on Saturday and finished it today. It's about the Continental Army under Washington in the turbulent year of 1776, but also includes the point-of-view of the Brits under William Howe and civilians. It starts out at the Siege of Boston (which did start in 1775, but that's beside the point) and follows the army from there until our victories at Trenton and Princeton.

I thought this book very clearly summarized how the American soldiers lived, and the state of affairs of that...
June 16, 2005 by NJforever
After some debate, much voting, and several tie-breaking decisions, the results are in! I doubt that any more votes will be cast, so I just created the list from the votes we have now. Now, the diversity of the votes was so great that we ended up with severeal ties. In fact, only the number 1 spot wasn't in contention. So, while you guys are responsible for who is in the list, I am somewhat responsible for the general framework. Now, onto the actual list:

10. Bill Gates

9. Henry Ford

8....
June 11, 2005 by NJforever
Having a case of deja vu, we move on to Grover Cleveland. Is there anything left to say in this paragraph? Let's see...well, Cleveland had the youngest First Lady in history. He was the last Democrat elected to the presidency that was truly conservative. Um...I'm out. He served March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1897 for his second term.

Cleveland condemned American involvement in the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii and withdrew the annexation treaty from consideration by the Senate.

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June 10, 2005 by NJforever
Recently, Bakerstreet wrote an article about Discovery Channel's Top 100 AmericansLink. I must say, that list is, more or less, an embarrasment. I mean come on; John Edwards? Madonna? Dr. Phil? Teddy Roosevelt came behind Oprah, for crying out loud.

So, I decided we should have our own Top Americans thing. 100 would require so many people voting, I don't think it's such a good idea. To that effect, I cut it down to the Top 10 Americans. Just post your vote here, and after a bit, I'll count th...
June 7, 2005 by NJforever
After a long delay, here is Benjamin Harrison. Harrison is the only president whose successor is also his predecessor. He is also the only grandson of a president to become president. He was elected in one of the closest elections in U.S. history; in fact, he lost the popular vote. He was known as the human iceberg because of stiff, formal manner. Harrison served March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893.

A longtime champion of fellow veterans, Harrison approved the Dependent and Disability Pensions...
June 5, 2005 by NJforever
DISCLAIMER: You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to enjoy this, but it helps

Alright, you read the title, so you know this involves Star Wars. Which makes a couple of you instantly disinterested. But just listen a sec, okay? What I've got for you could possibly appeal to writers as well. You see, I created a couple of websites. Their purpose? Role-playing in the Star Wars universe.

I know what you're all thinking: "What a loser this NJforever must be to actually make sites for Star Wars ro...
May 31, 2005 by NJforever
Okay. Chances are, you've been reading the reviews flitting about JU on Revenge of the Sith. You've heard some good things, and some bad things. Well, I forgot every single last one of those articles, and then went to see the movie. So, here is what I thought of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Now, the opening sequence was amazing. I think just about everyone, like the movie or not, can agree on that. I was a bit partial towards the General Grievous character; he was just cool. Wish he was ...
May 21, 2005 by NJforever
(A special thanks to Fazz for the inspiration for this sorry attempt at humor)

Okay, I purchased all five novels of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in one volume today, and have been on a reading binge since. I've managed to finish the first three novels. While talking about them with TheFazz, something he said made something abundantly clear: Marvin the Paranoid Android would be the perfect President of the United States!

I mean, think about it. He clearly mentions that his lying circuit...
May 21, 2005 by NJforever
(A special thanks to Fazz for the inspiration for this sorry attempt at humor)

Okay, I purchased all five novels of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in one volume today, and have been on a reading binge since. I've managed to finish the first three novels. While talking about them with TheFazz, something he said made something abundantly clear: Marvin the Paranoid Android would be the perfect President of the United States!

I mean, think about it. He clearly mentions that his lying circuit...
May 20, 2005 by NJforever
Getting back on track, we reach Grover Cleveland. Cleveland was the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms. Between 1860 and 1912, he was the only Democrat elected to the presidency. Cleveland vetoed more bills than any other president; in fact, more bills than all 21 presidents before him combined. He was the first former president to survive into the 1900's. Cleveland served March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1889 for his first term.

Replacing the presidential succession act of 1792, t...
May 19, 2005 by NJforever
After a long delay, here is Chester A. Arthur. Arthur was one of only four presidents to never even be nominated in his own right. As a conservative Stalwart, Arthur had served as a compromise for accepting the reform-minded Garfield as the presidential-nominee. A product of patronage, he was forced out of the position of Collector of the Port of New York by Rutherford B. Hayes. Arthur's sudden conversion to reform lost him the support of the Stalwarts while failing to win over the reformer ...