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Christian and Yvon Tremblay, the creators of the show, are doing a kickstarter project to revive the show. The project has been live for only about a day, and already they're almost 70% to their goal.

And just in case you're wondering, yes, I've become a backer. :)

Here's the link to the project (tried to embed the video directly but it isn't taking):  http://kck.st/1JgDaMv
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So I was trying to figure out how I would be able to reconcile today's (historic) Supreme Court ruling with my beliefs, and I came across this article that I thought was a good read.  It comes from Herman Cain's website, but is NOT an endorsement of Cain, AND it goes AGAINST the grain of most conservatives.

In particular, the article made a few good points that I agree with (quoted from the article):
Read more... )

Oh, and the interesting thing about point #3... I've heard arguments for ending the definition of "marriage."  And for some reason the saying "be careful what you wish for" seems to be echoing repeatedly in my head now.
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I think we may have found a new SWAT Kats crew member. ;)

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There's a very good chance that I'll be seeing this one in theater and/or adding it to my DVD/Bluray collection.

DC-bound

Apr. 19th, 2015 09:57 pm
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FWIW, I'll be in the Shepherdstown, WV area from May 4-14 for a class, then taking leave in the Dulles Int'l Airport (IAD) area from May 15-22.
If you're in the area and interested in meeting, feel free to reply here or email me at afwxkat (at) gmail (dot) com.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I was -- and still am -- an avid cartoonaholic. Scooby-Doo was my favorite 'toon initially, but I have a whole laundry list of favorites, including but not limited to Robotech, Voltron, Real Ghostbusters, SWAT Kats, Mighty Max, Tale Spin, Gummi Bears and American Dad! And yes, I still watch cartoons today. They aren't just for kids, y'know!
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This is a pretty good read.  Because of the length, I've hidden it behind a cut tag.


Read more... )

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I don't know how much this has been making the rounds, but.....
(and somehow I'm glad I skipped FC 2015, though that was more because of logistics than anything else).

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The cartoon world mourns... Gary Owens, the voice of Space Ghost, Blue Falcon, and SWAT Kats' Commander Feral (among others), passed away Thursday at the age of 80.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2015/02/13/laugh-in-announcer-voiceover-veteran-gary-owens-has-died/23380143/
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Haouli Makahiki Hou!
Wishing everyone a safe and happy 2015.  And dammit, when are we getting our own flying cars?
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Talk about (literally) shooting the messenger!
At least the guy's okay.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/12/17/meteorologist-shot/20545951/
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The past few days have been bittersweet.

This week I learned that an active duty Air Force member that I had worked with in Korea back in 2000 had drowned in a canoeing accident on Sunday. That hit hard because the guy was a hard worker and a good friend, even though I hadn't heard from him except through social media. He was also younger than me, married with a son (not sure if he had any other kids). That brought back memories of two other friends who had left this earth way before their time. [livejournal.com profile] evil_dwagon was one and the other was a fur known as Rrroofus; the latter was married with two kids, and I had actually met his wife before (but hadn't realized they were married at the time).

The "sweet" part was that I also learned that I'd won an annual award at the PACAF level for civilian of the year (GS1-11), which isn't an easy feat by any means.  That still hasn't fully sunk in either, and probably won't until I actually receive the award.  I've had co-workers ask me if there's any $$$ attached to the award.  I said that as far as I knew all that came with it was a cool plaque/trophy of some sort and bragging rights.  Since I'd never won this kind of award before, I had no clue what actually went with it.  I imagine I'll find out more next month.
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Given that my last entry was in May, I guess I should really update this. So here are the last few months in a nutshell.

First, my physical fitness for the Guard. Since February I've been working out at the local 24 Hour Fitness gym as well as working with a personal trainer. As it turns out, that has paid off in spades, because I was able to pass the Air Force PT test in August. That in turn means I don't have to test for a year, and I'll be able to stay in the Guard a while longer (still working toward staying in for at least 20 years, and possibly longer depending on what happens to the unit). But I'm still keeping up the training, and not only do I seem to be getting in better shape physically, I've also been losing weight... down to the upper 170s compared to ballooning near 200 before I started training.

Second, work. We're in a new fiscal year and I didn't hear anything as far as furloughs or shutdowns, which I guess is a good thing (no news is good news?). That said, I should have steady employment for the time being, which eases things up a little financially (though now all my fundage is going toward personal training, so finances are still a bit tight -- though fortunately not dire).

Third, everything else. Not much to report there, TBH. Been helping out a friend a few times during the week, but pretty much my schedule consists of (in no particular order) work, working out/physical fitness, running errands, and volunteering at church. No major changes otherwise... Lani is still her attention-craving, affectionate self, and no plans for travel in the short or long term. It actually looks like this year will be the first year in a while that I won't have made any trips off-island for the entire year. (I was supposed to have done an interisland trip for the Guard back in July, but logistical issues plus working mid shifts ended up nixing that part.)

Saw the new MLP movie "Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks" the last Saturday in September. Not going to spoil it, but it was pretty good. Hard to say if it was as good as the first one though.

And that's pretty much it. I'll probably throw another update in here at some point down the road, but don't hold your breath waiting.
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The amazing thing here is that it's the family cat that saves the boy from the dog. That's VERY unusual behavior for a cat.

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From KHON-TV's Facebook page...

Haah???

Nov. 13th, 2013 11:03 pm
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