Disney is closing the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions at both Disneyland and Disney World to add animatronics of Jack Sparrow (sorry, CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow) and Captain Barbossa. Davy Jones will also make an appearance, and the special effects will be enhanced somehow.
2000 BC: "Eat this root." 1200 AD: "That root is heathen, say this prayer." 1500 AD: "That prayer is superstition, drink this elixir." 1800 AD: "That elixir is snake oil, take this pill." 1930 AD: "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic." 2000 AD: "That antibiotic is artificial, eat this root."
I've gotten many emails, cards, and phone calls offering condolences. A woman at work who just went through a rough time with her dog left a card and a little plush dog on my desk, and today David sent me these beautiful roses. Thanks to every one of you, it's great to know that you're out there and you care.
Puck is a 13 year old Irish Wolfhound mix. Wolfhounds rarely live past 8 or 9 years, so he's had a good run. That doesn't make today any easier, unfortunately.
John and I got him when he was about a year old, circa 1994. I had told John that I wanted a big dog, and we'd seen some Wolfhounds at the Renaissance Faire. John found an ad in the paper - an older couple had rescued a Wolfhound from a shelter, but they had two older tiny dogs. Puck would try to play with them but ended up stepping on them with his big ol' clumsy paws, so they were looking for a home for him. We fell in love with him and $50 later, took him home. The first thing we did was change his name. "Clover" just didn't fit a big male hound dog, even if he had black and white spots like a cow. I came up with "Puck" from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Of course, back then everyone asked if he was named after the guy from The Real World, or maybe a hockey puck.
Puck lived with us in North Highlands and in downtown Sacramento. In 2000 Puck moved with me to San Jose, where we lived with Calvin and Dave and their dog Josie, plus a collection of cats. He really seemed to enjoy having a dog pal to play with.
In 2004 Cal and Dave moved back to Sacramento and I moved to San Francisco. Puck went with them to Sacramento, partly because I didn't want to separate him from Josie, Cal, and Dave, and partly because he was getting older and I didn't want him to have to climb hills and stairs and live in a cramped San Francisco apartment. Dave and Cal took him camping a few times - he seemed like a puppy again when he was romping around with Josie.
He's always been a friendly, sweet hound dog. I've missed him terribly the last year and a half, and now I'm going to miss him even more. Rest well, Puck - you're a good boy.
On June 12th, 1967, interracial couples became legal thanks to the Supreme Court decision entitled Loving v. Virginia.
Before that date, states had the right to separate and punish
interracial couples. These punishments included imprisonment of up to
ten years. Violations included marriage, sex, and living together. This
issue is a part of the civil rights movement that is too often
forgotten. On June 12th of every year, celebrate your legal right to
love a person of any race.
Well, as long as their genitals don't look like yours. Trying to hide behind "public opinion" while flying in the face of equal rights for all Californians is pandering, unconscionable, and shows a complete lack of vision and ethics.
Please call the California Governor's office to support same-sex marriage!
Call 916-445-2841 Press 5 to voice your opinion on a current hot issue then Press 2 for gender-neutral marriage Then press the corresponding button to Support—I think it's 1, but listen to make sure Now, put this on your blog!