July 18th, 2005

weekend update.

First off the weekend was laid back and fun. I did go see Charley and the chocolate factory. I really was not impressed with it. It had a couple of funny bits but overall it had no emotional content. I just could not care at all. Johny Depp looks like a deranged cousin of michael jackson and really did not do a good job. I liked the old people and Charley, but thats about it. I did see a movie on DVD I liked. The Ladykillers is a dark funny movie that operates on the strength of the interesting old black lady and Tom hanks. if you can see this movie it is worth the less than two hours to enjoy it.

Dawning star was good. There were a couple of frustration bits based on the D20 system and some bad die rolls. I am hoping this will come to anteresting story for every one involved.

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a little late today in history.....

On this day in 1925, seven months after being released from Landsberg jail, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, Mien Kampf. Dictated by Hitler during his nine-month stay in prison, Mein Kampf(orMy Struggle) was a bitter and turgid narative filled with anti-semitic outpourings, disdain for morality, worship of power, and the blueprints for his plan of Nazi world domination. The autobiographical work soon became the bible of Germany's Nazi Party. In the early 1920's, the ranks of Hitler's Nazi Party swelled with resentful Germans who sympathized with the party's bitter hatred.

not exactly an auspicious historical landmark but neither was the burning of rome by Nero also done on this date. Or so legend says.

cause i liked the quiz though I am not certain it is accurate.

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/76/story_7665_1.html

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (96%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (85%)
4. Neo-Pagan (85%)
5. New Age (81%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (81%)
7. Secular Humanism (77%)
8. Mahayana Buddhism (72%)
9. Taoism (65%)
10. Bah�'� Faith (61%)
11. Reform Judaism (58%)
12. New Thought (57%)
13. Orthodox Quaker (55%)
14. Nontheist (51%)
15. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (49%)
16. Scientology (46%)
17. Jainism (43%)
18. Sikhism (38%)
19. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (34%)
20. Hinduism (33%)
21. Orthodox Judaism (31%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (28%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (25%)
24. Islam (21%)
25. Jehovah's Witness (20%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (16%)
27. Roman Catholic (16%)