January 12th, 2001
Ahoy Freaks, (Gee, dontcha love it when I get all nautical?)
First things first, the new article has a basis in personal experience although I'm not going to get bogged down in the specifics. Trust me though when I say that certain events over the past few days have made me look into the deeper aspects of life transference and the power to make the inanimate, animate. There's lots of good info out there on the world wide weird about Golems and Homunculus's (not to mention that voodoo that you do so well) So if the new article spikes your interest then feel free to search out the deeper meanings out there in that interactive web. Just don't e-mail me asking for specifics about my own encounter cause I'm keeping any personal facts to myself. Besides you wouldn't believe me if I told you. (And yea, I'm well aware how lame that sounds but it's the only explanation you're getting out of me.)
AND NOW A WORD FROM THAT OH SO COOL WEBMISTRESS, LAN!
I'm been reading all those awful puns on the discussion board and I just want to give fair warning to "Some Dumb Chick" that no evidence of money LANdering was ever uncovered. And George Lucas has sent us a cease and desist notice so Nik you have to stop using that phrase "A LAN time ago in a galaxy far, far away." Now I don't want to stop your fun, I just want you to watch out on how you abuse the LANguage.
(And if I can just butt in, lemme say that any sembLANce of humor on Lan's part was sheer coincidence - Derek)
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TO APPEAL TO THOSE OF YOU THAT LIKE TO USE THAT UPPER BRAIN STEM FOR SOMETHING MORE THAN A HAT RACK
A Freaky reader named "Sensible Shoes" (and yeah I know how weird that sounds) sent me a great little e-mail that showed off her hard work at making a Freakylinks crossword puzzle. I thought all her effort should be appreciated by the masses (plus it helps fill space in the diary section) so I've recreated it here for you to view. Think you got what it takes to complete the first Freakylinks crossword puzzle? Well click this link and try your luck.
CHAT ON THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE
Freaky reader Spacemonkey let me know that another fan named Litlred has been busy at work setting up the first chat room for Freakylinks. Well I went and checked it out and it gets the Freakylinks stamp of approval. (ker-chunk) So if you've ever got the hankering to talk to your fellow freaks in real time then this is the place to do it. Be sure and check it out at:
You never know, I might just pop in there from time to time as well. (Although it looks like the name "Derek" has already been taken, you poser) I hear the place gets pretty jumping on Friday nights around 10 pm eastern.......
BILL GATES IS DEAD
You know I'll always remember where I was on December 2nd, 1999 when I learned that Bill Gates had been assassinated. I guess it's the JFK story of my generation. Recently I chanced upon a website that does a great job of detailing the facts behind the murder and the conspiracy theories that have popped up since then. (Do you buy into the lone gunman theory?) Check out www.billgatesisdead.com to learn all the pertinent facts behind this American tragedy.
I still get chills when I see that CNN webpage about the incident....
Derek "No where near Macarthur Park on that day" Barnes