|angryhippy.net goes commercial!
Will the Spammers pay?
|James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves
And I feel fine anytime she's around me now,
And If I'm well you can tell that she's been with me now,
And she's been with me now Quite a long, long time
And I feel fine.
|The Mars Rovers
|Galaxy Evolution Explorer
|Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
|Projectile Vomit Rant / Stupid Business Alert!
Finally! Something we really need. Phillips Electronics patented a device in March that (get this) could be used to prevent you
from changing the TV channel, when an ad is showing. WTF? AH HA HA HA HA!! Actually it's almost May so this is not a left
over April fools joke. Someone has got to tell me what the idiot who thought this up was thinking? We want a chip that keeps
the commercials away, not one that makes us look at them. Phillips said that viewers could turn off the feature with a
broadcasters fee. Hmmm... the money pitch. Now we have a motive. They claim it was never intended to be used. I guess they
just had some R&D money floating around. In their defense they say it could also be used to block commercials. So how does
that work? We just get to look at a black screen for 5 minutes every 4 minutes. Great. Details can be found here
|Report: 88 percent of PCs Infected With Spyware
By Wolfgang Gruener, Senior Editor
May 3, 2005 - 17:59 EST
Chicago (IL) - Software company Webroot has released an updated version of its "State of Spyware" report. The firm found that 88
percent of PCs are infected with some sort of spyware. While the penetration of system monitors decreased from the last quarter, Trojans
apparently are more likely to attack PCs.
Spyware continues to be one of the most significant threats for Internet users, at least according to this newly published report. Since the
company is a developer of anti-spyware software, Webroot may be a biased, but the research findings are nonetheless concerning.
Results were creating by collecting information from more than one million scanned consumer PCs and more than 35,000 corporate
computers. Full Article here.
WTF? You gotta be kidding? 88%. What is up with that people? That is so totally unnecessary. I get no spyware, no viruses,
and no Trojans, worms, whatever. My systems security is made up of totally free security programs. How does this happen?
I'll tell you how it happens. It's a purely human condition called laziness. That and horn dogs cruising sleaze ball porno sites.
But with the porno, at least they have an idea what the consequences are. Those sites wreak of spyware and malware. They
smell stronger than a wet goat. But I guess that's the price you have to pay if you want a Russian bride, or the pool boy next
Anyway, how many of you take the time to read the EULA's. The end User Licensing Agreements you have to agree to in
order to install programs. The fact is most crap wear isn't surreptitiously installed on your computer. Nope. You agree to let
them install it. Some are less insidious than others, but they still are sneaks. And I hate sneaks. Most people just keep
pressing that "next" button on the installer without looking. Let's take an example of a nice safe program that a lot of people
use. AIM. The AOL Instant Messenger. When you rip through the windows you zip right past the place that changes your
home page to Netscape. Sure they give you a little box to check. The problem is, the scum bags have it checked by default.
You have to tell them no instead of saying sure, like it should be. And just where in the EULA does it say you OK them adding
links for AOL Broadband to your favorites folder, your links folder in Favorites, your quick launch bar, and your desktop, your
PROGRAM FILES? I use AIM to talk to my son, otherwise I wouldn't even have it on my computer. And now that instant
messaging programs are starting to spread viruses, I'm tempted to get him a cell phone. These people don't get it. That
pisses people off. I for one anyway, want to control what's on my computer.
Then we have the third part crap. The internet is/was designed to allow the free flow of information. Free means no cost.
Disclosing information is a cost.
The Sad Saga Of The Los Angeles Times Editorial
(or How I Learned To Hate The News)
I want to read an article in the Los Angeles Times. Before I can read this news story I have to fill out a form? They want my
address, phone number, annual salary? WTF do they need to know how much I make, in order for me to read a friggin news
article. And I have to agree with crap like this?
"From time to time, we may send you e-mail announcements on new features, products and services from latimes.com and
selected advertisers and affiliates. Sending you occasional advertising and announcements is necessary for us to continue
providing our rich news content. We will try to limit the amount of advertising you receive. Information is used as described in
directly by advertisers unaffiliated with latimes.com. Note you may continue to receive certain other e-mail from latimes.com
Notice how you have to check the box if you don't want it. And who are these 3rd parties? People selling you vacations, cars,
clothing, and God knows what else. And to top it off once the Times gives your E-mail address to one of their "selected
advertisers, and affiliates" who will sell it to spammers who end up filling your box with crap like the stuff before this rant.
Well no you don't want that so you uncheck the box. OK we're cool now right? Wait. What does that say? Note you may
don't want the crap, I'm gonna get it anyway? JUMPING JESUS ON A POGO STICK!!!! And this my friends is an internationally
recognized news organization. But damn that article is a Times Editorial, and you really want to read it bad. So you submit to
the indignities and register so at long last you can read this stupid story. Now that they have all this information, they have
told you what they will do with it. But do you know what limitations or restrictions they have on using your information? How
User-Provided Information and Content. By providing information to, communicating with, and/or placing material on,
latimes.com, including for example communication during registration, communication on any latimes.com bulletin board,
message or chat area, posting any resume or other content, placing any classified advertisement, entering any sweepstakes,
etc., you represent and warrant: (1) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the content you provide and the rights
to use it as provided in this Terms of Service; (2) all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete, and does
not violate these Terms of Service; and, (3) the content will not cause injury to any person or entity. Using a name other than
your own legal name is prohibited (except in those specific areas of latimes.com that specifically ask for unique, fictitious
names, e.g., certain message boards and chat rooms).
Wait we're not done yet.
For all such information and material, you grant TI, its affiliates and related entities, including latimes.com and its affiliated
newspaper, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store,
distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from such information, in any form, media, software or technology of any
kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize TI to
share the information across all Tribune Company affiliated Web sites, to include the information in a searchable format
accessible by users of latimes.com and other TI Web sites, and to use your name and any other information in connection
with its use of the material you provide. You also grant TI the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts,
know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not
limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted
without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.
Now tell me. Do you REALLY want to read that story?
EULAlyzer this is a nice program that scans those End User License Agreements (EULA's) looking for nasties and things
you wouldn't want to install, as well as wording that gives them questionable rights. Check it out. It's cool and it's free
Another one that pisses me off is UbiSoft. They ask you to register your game with them. Of course you can say no. Then
they say are you sure? You can register later if you want. Then they give you options. One of the options is never register. So
why is it I say I never want to register, but still have the registration information written to my registry. Yep right there in
HKEY/Current User/Software. Just below AOL Broadband, and a few more places as well. Is it so easy to make a 1.3GB game
but not have the programming ability to keep that out of my registry if I say no. What part of no, gets them so excited they
have to do it anyway. Couldn't they look at the pool boy next door instead?
It might please you to know however that the Attorney General of New York is going after a few really big spyware companies,
that actually do install the crap without your permission. Like Intermix based here in Los Angeles.
Spitzer Tackles Spyware
State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer today sued a major Internet marketer, saying the company secretly installed ad-delivery
programs on millions of home computers.
Mr. Spitzer's office said the suit against Los Angeles-based Intermix Media Inc., which offers free downloads of screensaver
and game software, is the most sweeping case to date involving "spyware" and "adware"--programs that redirect Web
addresses, add toolbars and deliver pop-up ads on users' computers. He says Intermix secretly downloaded more than 3.7
million advertising programs to New Yorkers alone. Full article here
Whoa! 3.7 Million! That's a lot of spyware. And that's just in New York! Man I'm trippin' out on that big time. If you go to my Hot
Links page and check out Spyware Guard, you will be looking at a program that is only 1.4MBs in size,is free, and would have
stopped every one of those toolbars and browser helpers from getting installed. How? It's easy. When a program tries to
install one of those, a little window pops up. Not some big weighty program, just a simple little application that asks if this is
what you want. I just tried to change my home page to MSN to get the window to pop up so I could print it. Take a look at it.
Simplicity and perfection in design.
This is so simple to do. And it can save tons of grief. Believe me. Some of these spyware programs and search bars are so
hard to remove, it's actually easier to just reinstall your operating system. The worst one is Cool Web Search. Those people
need to be put in jail. IMO No not just put in jail, but put in a cell with the pool boy from next door. No better still, a 350 pound
toothless serial rapist hillbilly named Beelzebubba, who announces proudly to everyone in the exercise yard, that he has a
new old lady.
I could go on and on, but I'm starting to get angry. I'll keep this rant up for awhile before I change it. Unless I get angry sooner
than that. In fact I'll just leave it up. We'll call it a sticky rant
|Why Are Spammers So Stupid?
|Spammers Attack My Site!
I can't believe this crap! WTF is wrong with these brain damaged pricks? I just want a little web site where I can have some
fun. Entertain and maybe meet some nice people. But no these mofo prick spammers have to screw it up for me. I wish I
could get my hands on one of them and rip them a new orifice. SIGH..........
Anyway, I have gotten a couple of weird responses from my contact me form on the site. Nonsense messages. I wrote the
previous ones off to idiots goofing on my site. But this one was different. The body was a partial copy of some random news
story. And it included BCC addresses, (for forwarding to multiple addresses). So I did a search for some info I got off the
E-mail headers using Sam Spade. I googled them and that took me to this article.
Interesting Crack Attempt to Relay Spam ~Anders Brownworth - Fri, Jul 8, 2005
I'm seeing an interesting new attack on my website where the attacker is hoping to exploit unchecked fields in a "web to email"
form. The attack works by assuming a field used in an email header (such as the "From:" address or the "Subject:") is passed
unchecked to the mail subsystem. Appending a newline character and a few more carefully crafted header lines with a BCC list
and a spam message body might trick the underlying mail system into relaying spam for the attacker. An initial test sending a
BCC copy to email@example.com has been used on most forms on my site to phish for vulnerable scripts. I had an old
perl script which didn't check for new lines in the "email" field which alerted me to the problem and allowed me to quickly fix it. If
you run a site, you should check and strip fields for carriage return and newline characters used directly in email headers.
Details of this attack:
This is an attempt to exploit my comments form. There are many hits from a number of different IPs which I assume are other
compromised hosts. Form field data is presented between brackets in the example hit below. Notice how the email field
contains a newline character and finishes off the email header fields. It even has Multi-Part support. Impressive!
Source for article
So basically, what's going on here is, they are sending me spam advertisments, and attaching other addresses to them.
Since my web host is the one who gets the E-mails, and then forwards them to me, the attached addresses are getting
forwarded by the host as well. The spammers are using my web host as a spam server. Meanwhile I've shot off a bunch of
E-mails to my host (SBC YAHOO! Web Hosting) trying to explain to them what's going on, but I have heard nothing from them
so far. In all fairness to them though, I have a feeling they aren't getting what's happening. Either that or it hasn't proliferated
to the point where they care.
Meanwhile, back at my inbox I have 20 E-mails. Now this is why I know they are uneducated, misanthropic, butt ugly, ain't
about shit, punks! They all are ads, trying to get me to BUY THEIR PRODUCT!!! DUH! HELLO? That's like your waiter at a
fancy restaurant coming up to your table, saying "So what are you bitches gonna have?" and then expect a tip!
The product they are trying to sell is called "Hoodia". Some kind of weight loss crap. It's probably a scam. That's why even
the official product site they link you to, doesn't even have contact info. And they expect people to pony up their credit card
numbers to buy this stuff. What a scam! I am also contacting the Federal Trade Commissions Online Complaint Center. They
have complaint forms for Spam, Identity Theft, and other fraud related problems if you need it. Also most ISPs have abuse
addresses to forward stuff.
Hoodia Gordonii is a plant that grows in Africa and the Middle East. It was discovered back in 2004 to have appetite
suppressent properties. It was even featured on a 60 minutes show. It's rare and it's expensive. And it's the perfect thing for
working a scam, or running game as they say in my neighbor-hood!
Anyway back to my friends at Hoodia. If you get any E-mails from The Miracle Drug Hoodia, better check and see if your
wallet is still in your pocket. Spammer wares are damaged goods, like their messengers. Don't support them by buying their
products. These people use a lot of tricks to hide their identities. In fact they are way to clever for me to find out who they are.
By the way, if you would like to send this clever person that has been spamming me any hate mail, be my guest. His name is
John. Here is his E-mail address. Like I said spammers are stupid. I have 20 E-mails from him and he has 75 from me! LOL!
|By the way. Here's your tip John!
|Hoodia Update: Haven't heard from them in over a week. Since they listed a company in New
York, with a fake address on their domain registration form, I sent them a copy of the E-mails I
sent to the N.Y. Attorney Generals office, and the I.R.S. with the company name attached
telling them to see if this guy is paying his company taxes. Yes! I guess they got my message.
Never piss off a Scorpio if you don't want to get stung!
|The Mamas & The Papas - Look Through My Window
And the rain beats on my roof...
And it does not ask for proof...
It's not that lovers are unkind;
She always said there'd come a time
When one would leave and one stay behind.
We both knew people sometimes change
And lovers sometimes rearrange;
And nothing's quite as sure as change---
And the rain beats on my roof...
Look through my window To the street below;
See the people hurrying by
With someone to meet, some place to go---
And I know I should let go...
|Was it something I said?
|I've had a lot of stuff going on since the Hoodia episode. As some of you may know I tout my site as an ad free zone.
However, the spammers with their web bot / crawlers, continue to spam my guestbook. It makes no difference to them that
the site links they post never get that far as to be posted in the guestbook pages. I'm not adverse to someone pushing his
small personal site url. But these guys are strictly commercial. The links they post redirect you to search pages with links to
companies like shopzilla, bizrate, overstock.com, and even Neiman Marcus. Neiman Marcus has items in their catalog
that cost over $1 Million US, but they need to steal my bandwidth to advertise? FUCK THEM! So I'm going after them.
Well this is how it works. This latest escapade was being perpetrated by the same person. He was creating many different web
sites from different hosts using fake personal info. I am hard pressed to see why these hosts can't do a better job screening
their customers. Well I started out by sending nice e-mails asking them to stop the spamming. No action was taken by any of
them. So I created a Guest Spammer Page and started posting their links that were redirecting to this guys many search sites. I
then sent them a few e-mails containing such foul epithets directed toward them that they finally responded saying it wasn't
their problem. I said fine and sent one of them a bill for $1800 for ad fees. Well that sure got their attention. They wrote back
saying they had closed the accounts. So I sent them about 50 more to close.
Now all this is fine but the guy is still spamming me from a bunch of different accounts. Now like I said on my home page, I'm no
IT guy so I'm pretty much winging it here. Then I had a revelation. At the bottom of every e-mail was the host servers address.
That address was the same for every one of this guys malicious spams. REMOTE_HOST: 220.127.116.11. So I used
samspade.org and did a whois on the address and came up with an outfit in Chicago called ServerCentral. I sent them an e-mail
explaining what I had been going through. They responded immediately saying that was one of their customers and they would
tell him to stop. Ya. Uh right. so Thursday came and went, then Friday. By Monday I had about 20 new ones, so I sent them off a
second e-mail asking for the name of the client. What I got back was the following
From: "ServerCentral Abuse Desk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As of yesterday this system has been forcefully removed from our network. Thanks for your patience.
Oh no! THANK YOU!!! How friggin sweet is that? I only wish I knew for sure if they had honored my one request to let their
customer know who I was. I wanted this prick to know who shut him down. Of course this guy isn't out of business. He's got
new hosts and is still doing the same thing, I am sure. This wasn't a war, nor even a battle. Just a brief skirmish in the spam
wars. But I learned one thing growing up in the hood. NEVER BE A PASSIVE VICTIM!
Well the idiot tried again. This time he spoofed the remote host, but I tracked him down and shut him down again. It's been 3
weeks without a spam. I still have my Guestbook Special Spammers Edition page, waiting for the next guy. But like I said I'm a
scorpio and I get even. Shutting down this pricks server connection was just the first move. I am now going to start contacting
all the companies that link to his search engine, to let them know how he operates. I wanna hurt him bad. And the best place to
do that is in the wallet. Wish me luck!
|These CoolWebSearch People Need Castration!
|CoolWebSearch and Massive Identity Theft Ring.
First off, let me say again, never download browser helpers or search bars, if you aren’t real familiar with who
they are and what they do. Now on to the CoolWebSearch rant.
This program is without question one of the most insidious spyware programs on the web. It continues to increase in
complexity to thwart any attempts to detect and or remove it. The first tool designed specifically to remove it was CWShredder
by merijn.org. The same person who developed HijackThis. The program was free. Eventually it came to the point where the
programs creator had to release the following statement:
“While it's been easy and even fun keeping CWShredder up to date, the recent variants are a living hell. The people who wrote
the latest variants of the trojan surpass the older variants by far. - Resident DLLs from the about:blank, res://xxxx.dll or invisible
variants cannot be removed by CWShredder or HijackThis. - Variants like f0r0r that are protected by Hacker Defender cannot be
removed by CWShredder or HijackThis.”
In other words he couldn’t keep up. Thankfully CWShredder is now controlled by TrendMicro and hopefully they have enough
manpower to keep up with the variants. Then CoolWeb moved into Rootkits.
(See my Performance page for Rootkit info.) Now the latest in the continuing saga of the sickness that is CoolWeb.
Earlier this week Spyware Researchers at Sunbelt Security loaded a copy of CoolWebSearch onto a computer. What follows is
the results of that:
Spyware researchers picking apart one of the more notorious spyware programs have stumbled upon what appears to be a
massive identity theft ring hijacking confidential data from millions of infected computers.
Sunbelt Software Inc., makers of the enterprise-grade CounterSpy spyware protection product, made the discovery during an
audit of "CoolWebSearch," a program that routinely hijacks Web searchers, browser home pages and other Internet Explorer
settings. During the research, Sunbelt researcher Patrick Jordan installed the "CoolWebSearch” application on a machine and
immediately noticed that the infected system became a spam zombie that was placing callbacks to a remote server.
When Jordan visited the remote server, he was shocked to find that it was being used to distribute sensitive personal
information from millions of PC users infected by the spyware application.
"We found the keylogger transcript files that are being uploaded to the servers. We're talking real spyware stuff…chat sessions,
usernames, passwords, bank account information, full names, addresses," said Sunbelt president Alex Eckelberry.
In an interview with Ziff Davis Internet News, Eckelberry said the sophistication of the operation suggests it's the work of a
"massive identity theft ring" that used keystroke loggers to grab confidential information that could be used to create fake
"I'm not being dramatic. This is the most repulsive thing I've ever seen. It's very painful to see what's in these log files that are
being uploaded in real time. We're seeing a lot of bank information and usernames and passwords to get in," Eckelberry said.
He said the log files included logins to one business bank account with more than $350,000 and another small company in
California with over $11,000, readily accessible.
"There are lots of eBay account information and names and addresses of the people owning those accounts. Names,
passwords, all matched up," Eckelberry added.
He said the server, which is hosted out of a data center in Texas, was effectively a "massive repository of stolen data" that was
being replenished in real time.
"As the [log] file gets to a certain size, it gets taken down and a new file starts generating. This goes on nonstop. We've been
watching it for a few days while trying to get to the FBI, and it just keeps growing and growing."
While the site is being hosted in the United States, Eckelberry said the domain name is registered to an offshore company.
Eckelberry said the huge size of the log files is a clear indication that thousands of machines are pinging back daily.
In some cases, where users appeared to be at immediate risk of losing a considerable amount of money, Sunbelt has contacted
the affected individuals.
Eckelberry said the "CoolWebSearch" payload included a typical adware download that immediately scanned the infected
machine for e-mails to use for spam runs. It then sets up a "very intelligent keylogger" that looks for very specific information.
"This won't get caught by a typical anti-spyware application," he said, noting that the keystroke logger was able to pick up
identity-related data for delivery to the remote server.
Today Sunbelt released some more info:
The spyware keylogger, named Srv.SSA-KeyLogger, was being used to hijack confidential data from millions of infected
computers and send the information back to a remote server controlled by an identity theft ring.
According to Sunbelt president Alex Eckelberry, the keylogger is a small program from the Dumador/Nibu family of Trojans.
He said the executable runs under the cover of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser, making it difficult to detect by
software of hardware firewalls. The keystroke logger has been programmed to shut down the firewall that ships with Windows
XP and steal data from the IE "Protected Storage Area." The program also hijacks data from the Windows clipboard and
uploads all the stolen data to a remote Web server controlled by an unknown ring of identity thieves.
Ziff Davis Internet News has confirmed that the data being sent to the Web server included chat sessions, user names,
passwords, bank account information, full names, addresses, eBay and PayPal account information.
The logs being sent to the server also include logins and passwords from a number of software programs, including
WebMoney, Far Manager and Total Commander. According to Eckelberry, the keylogger also modifies the host file to block the
infected machine from accessing anti-virus programs.
Because the keylogger is programmed to hijack data from the IE "Protected Storage Area," Eckelberry recommends that IE
users turn off the browser's "AutoComplete" feature.
That can be done by unchecking the pre-checked boxes via Tools > Internet Options > Content.
According to Eckelberry, the data stored in that IE feature is very lucrative for identity thieves.
The browser's AutoComplete tool is used to store all data entered on HTML forms when purchasing products over the internet
or filling out personal information like addresses, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers.
It also has a feature that stores usernames and passwords for Web sites that require you to login.
One example of this is online banking Web sites that include Web-based mail servers like Hotmail or Gmail, he explained.
Sunbelt released details of the keylogger today. They also made available a free tool to scan for the keylogger.
"We've been watching it for a few days while trying to get to the FBI."
Watchin it for A FEW DAYS? WTF? Why does it take so long for the government to get on this kind of shit? And if the Feds get
off their ass quick enough to catch these guys, what should be done with them. People that cause misery to millions of victims.
MILLIONS! Should we hang them by their balls? Should we prosecute them under the current laws (and maybe they will get a
few years with a plea bargain)? Personally I think we should just hand them over to the Identity Theft victims, and let them suffer
their fate. If the server was in Texas then hopefully they can be prosecuted under Federal AND State law. Give them a little
"double up" action like they say here in the neighbor-hood. As for CoolWebSearch, I will not miss seeing them go. From a
technical point of view, I would suggest, if you have CoolWeb on your system, to wipe your hard drive and reinstall the OS.
Since there are aspects of this program undetectable by anti-spyware programs, it's best to be sure. And if unlike me, you are a
religious person, maybe you might want to say a prayer asking that they get what they so richly deserve. A spot in the church
choir, singing Castrato
|$$$ Spyware..... Follow The Money $$$
|The Hidden Money Trail
Those programs that pelt you with ads and bog down your PC are financed by some of America's largest companies!
A 10 part Special Report by Dan Tynan and Tom Spring From the November 2005 issue of PC World magazine
I"m not going to get into this but it always amazes me that even though everybody hates this stuff, companies still pay money to use it. What may surprise
you is what companies they are. Most deny knowledge that their ads are being presented that way and swear they don't tolerate it, but what company do
yo know that spends millions on advertising but doesn't know how it's spent. More corporate bull shit. BIG TIME! Read this article. It may surprise you
about who's who. Use the links at the bottom of the article to read other sections of the report. The Hidden Money Trail
|Wanna win a free iPod do you? Better read this story first!
|Neutron Star SGR1806-20 Dec.27th, 2004. Cosmic Explosion Among the Brightest in Recorded History!
Click here for the story. Click Image for 3000x2025 resolution. NASA Animation
|V838MON by Hubble
A Cosmic Ying Yang
|The Swan Nebula
|A composite Chandra X-ray
(blue) and Palomar infrared (red
and green) image of the
supernova remnant W49B
|The Sun on a quiet day
|The Horsehead Nebula
|Mt. St. Helens One week after
blowing steam and ash. March
15th 2005. From the JPL's
ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne
Thermal Emission and
Reflection Radiometer) on
NASA's Terra Spacecraft. Larger
1595X1498 image here
|Some cool space Images.
Click on Thumbnails for larger images
|Was that Purple Haze or
|Jupiters Moon Io
|Saturn From Voyager
|Some Art work from NASA/JPL artists.
Man these guys are good
|Walking The Walk! Repairing Hubble
|The Shuttle in orbit
|This is so nice to have a place to rant! I feel like I don't have to walk around talking to myself anymore. Maybe I should have
called it the Therapy Page? NAH! Rant just feels good! Although it won't be specifically about ranting. That's where the stuff
parts come in. Anyway this is going to be a page that changes a lot. Kind of like a Blog that doesn't take itself too seriously. Gee!
I guess that would make it kind of like my life then. From Star Dust we came, and to Star Dust we will return. In the Cosmic
Scheme, our life here has but an instant to spark. The great people will flash like a Super Nova, while the rest just are
comfortable being a far off star that can be seen by telescopes only. When we die, for the majority of us, in a hundred years no
one will know we were even here. That's why I have chosen to follow the path I followed. My philosophy was summed up by
someone, I know not who. But whoever he was, he and I are kindred spirits. He said:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but
rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and
screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"