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Saturday, December 31, 2005
Our thanks to a reader for sending us a cartoon by Ward 'Shot of Salvation' Sutton as seen at the Sutton Impact website. The original cartoon is entitled, FAITH-BASED NEW YEAR'S TOASTS is a sadly chaotic commentary on 2005...

Faith based new year's toasts by Ward Sutton


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Here's a bit of New Year Cheer making its way around in cyberspace...
What happens when you:
1) have nothing to do
2) own a sharp knife
3) have a large lime
4) own a patient cat
5) drink too much tequila
6) and it's football season?

FRESH CHAOS tidbits:
How appropriate that this, the last day and night of 2005, brings us the 'darkest side of the moon' with a new moon 'on approach' for the first day of 2006. In 28 days or so, the Year of the Dog replaces the Year of the Cock-a-Doodley-do; that loyal friendly dog can't come a-waggin' soon enuff...

Later this evening a Leap Second will add to the length of 2005 so that our atomic clocks can 'keep up' the slowing pace of our planet's twirling through space. This is the first leap second to be added in seven years. Kind of the Seven Year Itch of leaping seconds.

We learn this week that Vitamin D can lower cancer rates...good news for the cholesterol-iffic dairy industry.

There are 78,000 unused FEMA bought and paid for trailers sitting UNUSED (did I mention that?) nearby the city of New Orleans...No neighborhoods that survived the massive flooding want a huge 'trailer trash' area to move in beside them.

Cross Plains, Texas is toast after wildfires rage through the area. New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas are all in high drought conditions. We have not had a serious downpour of rain here in NM's high desert since October. There is some rain expected tomorrow coming in from the current FLOOD ZONES of California, Washington, and Oregon. Through FLOOD or FIRE, the New Year is soon to be off to a roaring start.

Recently, New Rings were found on URANUS...Glad none were found on mine. Ha ha. You gotta love URANUS. Alistair Cooke's bones were stolen from a crematory where his body was taken. A sad state for research when bones are stolen. Still, U gotta love uranus.

1,898 drivers in Santa Fe, New Mexico were ticketed this past year for driving while talking on their cell phones. U gotta love the City Different. Santa Flush Po-lice only allow for hands-free cell phone usage. Go Sahn-tah Fay.

For all the latest on KWANZAAAAAAA, check out the Official Kwanzaa Website. Or don't.

This year, there was a list for best and worst of HDTV called something like the HONEYS and the HORRORS...Apparently the great new invention of High Definition TV has caused many onscreen personalities to look way older than they are. Damn those 'lines of age' (a Neil Young line-and Old Man Neil, don't look too Young himself in Hi Def).

Only three months 'til HBO's The Sopranos cranks back up again. Lillo Bancato, Jr. who appeared opposite Robert De Niro in "A Bronx Tale" and six Sopranos episodes ('99-2000), will not be in the New Season. He's up on murder charges. And ah, his character was KILLED by Tony Soprano...Still that was one 'Heck of a job', Brancato!

CHAOTIC DEATHS...Ed Lorenz of Portage, Michigan died after rolling his third perfect bowling game this past week. He was 69. SCORE three for Ed!!...Brian Morse of Loveland, Colorado was sucked into a woodchipper this past week. He was 54. SCORE one for the Trees!!

A final note from THE CITY last the judge who signed a restraining order against David Letterman on behalf of Colleen Nestor, has 'quashed the order' as they say. It's about time. Now get some real help, Colleen, and TURN OFF YOUR TV set.

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Monday, December 26, 2005
Monday Night Football is over and done with...AAAHHH...Oh wait, it's moving to ESPN from FREETV...Life has not come to an end after all.

Happy Tsunami Anniversary ! Those of us alive and well will celebrate just about about anything. Times flies for some, crawls through mud for others.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005
All of us here at FRESHCHAOS HQ, wish you and yours a very...

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Thursday, December 22, 2005
Here's a fun end of the year thing to do between trips to the mall, collect on that FREE CREDIT REPORT you are entitled to....Get on the band wagon now while '05 is still alive, with your friends at Experian, Trans Union and my personal favorite (NOT!) Equi-snax. To do this all in one quick stomache-churtling blow, click Annual Credit Report dot com. Have some fun now.

I can feel the daylight hours stretching out already on this first day of Winter heading toward Spring. Aaah.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005


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Good snewz Bad snewz: Headlines...
_Cheney Breaks Senate Tie on Spending Cuts...[Our tax dollars brought home Dick Cheneyhead and his wife and entourage just so he could break that tie on much needed spending cuts; and also to bolster up BUBBLE BOY who has seemed a bit frightened this week without his Uncle Dick in the next room or closet.]
_Saddam Says He's Been Beaten in Detention...[Saddammy Shallammy; where's Bin Laden?]
_Senate Blocks Alaska Refuge Drilling...[Thank the powers for this move]
_NYC Steps Up Pressure on Transit Workers...[A strike is a strike and this one has affected milions; power to the people but it is 'the people', not the rich, who ride the subways and buslines]
_Elton John Ties the Knot With Partner...[Great Britain embraces the truth about relationships between 'partners' today. Bravo Brits...The USA may lose many intelligent and forthright fellows/gals to this newfound legal freedom]
_Economy Grows at Fastest Pace in 1 1/2 Years...[But it took disasters, instead of Duh Pres, to make the jobs; could have been a much easier process; and what of the four years before Katrina?]

More not seen in the Headlines; yet innerestin' ::
_ Albuquerque makes CNN for a gigantic amount of stolen explosives...We here at Freshchaos HQ disavow any knowledge of their wherabouts. Airport security tightened.
_A woman from THE CITY DIFFERENT gets a restraining order against David Letterman issued for weirdo reasons. Go Santa Flush.
_A USMC Corporal is shot point blank in the head while sleeping in his barracks!
Nice snewz. Says something about who the military is recruiting these days.
_And the snewz we've all been expectorating: JUDGE BARS INTELLIGENT DESIGN from bieng taught in a Pennsylvania school science classroom saying the concept is CREATIONISM IN DISGUISE.
_And has President George Walker Bushmeister made IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES with his at will wiretapping? Time will tell but his ratings are creeping (so to speak) up.

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Monday, December 19, 2005
JUSTin: Duh Pres does or does not break the law with his wire tapping but reacts typically to suggestions that he did wrong...Accused of acting above the law, President Bush forcefully defends a domestic spying program on Monday as an effective tool in disrupting terrorists and insists it was not an abuse of Americans' civil liberties. Duh Pres angrily says it was "a shameful act" for someone to have leaked details to the media. "To say 'unchecked power' basically is ascribing some kind of dictatorial position to the president, which I strongly reject," says he in a finger-pointing answer. "I am doing what you expect me to do, and at the same time, safeguarding the civil liberties of the country." [Huh?]

In other Snewz: a 'Jimmy Buffett style' plane sea plane has sadly crashed in Miami. And a favorite haunt of my earlier Floridian daze, Neptune/Atlantic Beaches, is on the evening news with an uproar about their City Christmas Tree.

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Poets are Nuts!
Shells: broken, scattered.
Hard to crack;
They beg to be peeled.

Jeff Hartzer

Got Poetry?
Check out these high desert folk:
Destructible Heart dot com

Dale Harris Poetry dot com

If you think the times aren't changing, you owe it to yourself to visit this website: a_changin_times_dot_com

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Welcome home to the first two weeks of Holiday Time. Whether you be student or teacher, worker or boss, somehow these two weeks seem to lighten the load of this past year '2ought5' and show signs that a new beginning comes soon. Not to mention 'SUPER SATURDAY' and HAD ENUFF FOOTBALL SUNDAY?...

Last night, the tv networks awed us with many great shows like 'Tornado tragedies' on the National Geographic Channel and a new Simpsons' Christmas Special where the Rev. Lovejoy's toy trains have exploded and Homer steps in with the Sunday sermon on Christmas Day. [In a side note, many local churches are NOT holding Christmas services on the Hallowed 25th because it falls on a Sunday? Huh? We want our good Christian families to spend the day at home. A church is where the heart is, some say. Irony of ironies that you should not attend Christian church on CHRISTmass day.] Jesus Christ!

So last night we came home from a Celebration of the Winter Solistice [ah yes, a pagan thing that also falls this week by no mistake, that, and Yule, and soon the first night of Channukah, and all the other Holy Daze]...anyway late into the eve, turned on our video recorder expecting to see Homer (DOH!!) Simpson and instead we were greeted with the childlike and lately awestruck face of DUH PRES of our un-United States whining on and on about how he 'does not live in a bubble' and that we must not give up the fight as losers. George Dubya Bushmeister has become a truly pitiful, sad, and a ridiculous parody of himself. It is a shameful thing that this man is the leader of our country.

Plus, he ruined our recorded Simpsons episode. DOH!!

Have we learned nothing all these's a look back at right here and now...

The Times They Are A-changin'
(1963 Bob Dylan)

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

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Saturday, December 17, 2005
Storming the WTO!

Storming the Patriots!

One for my ever growing collage...The latest Newsweek Magazine has a great painting of Bush in a Bubble. Couldn't be truer. This past week he has tried his best to be the new Honest Abe Duh Pres but he comes off better as his own lying parody. The VEEP is abroad now scrounging up good feelings about the USA while rioting Chinese invade the World Trade Organization meetings in unprecendented violence. Not sure Dick Cheneyhead can scrounge 'good' feelings from anyone or anything.

bush in a bubble

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Happy Full Moon

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So when the troops start to come home (next year?), the Air Force plans to increase strategic bombing of Iraq...ergo: Fewer casualties for us more casualties for THEM. Hey that's depressing but may raise the score for Duh Pres...It's the new Honest-Abe-Duh-Pres. Yes, we'll bring home some troops and in their place, send over more bombers. Death from above is how it used to be stated back in the Vietnam Quagmire days. Duh Pres's ratings got a big boost from the shock and aweful...let's do it again in the coming 'year of the dog'. Oh yeah, how are those Iraqi Elections coming along?

Here's a quickie test you can take online to determine if...You are DEPRESSED?! But you probably already knew. Taking this test may lead to further depression by the way.

When soldiers die, where do they go?

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Brokeback Mountain' scores a buncha golden balls er globes.

Two days ago, The new-improved-Honest-Abe-B-U-S-H stated out loud in public no less, that 30,000 Iraqis are dead in our war on terror...more or less. Yesterday, he states that the decision to go into Iraq rests solely on his soldiers er shoulders. Maybe DUH PRES isn't the evil SATAN I have thought he was. No wait, Rumsfeld is SATAN, Duh Pres is just dumb Dubya. So let's see, 30k Iraqis dead; 2140 US soldiers dead...for what, we may never know.

This week marks the sixth year of my father's passing from the planet. In his honor (and just for the fun of it) , we have this week watched two of his favorite movies...'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Dr. Zhivago'. I had forgotten just how moving 'Lawrence of Arabia' is even without digital enhancements...What a fellow T.E. Lawrence must have been. And what a 'portrait' of the lands we are 'at war' with now. Perhaps Duh Pres should add this movie to his Xmas wish list. Re: Doc Z., Lara's Theme comes up a few too many times in the freezing white snows of Russia during the twelve hours of the Dr. Z. dvd. I recall it was certainly a popular tune but it becomes comical as the movie progresses. I was so 'in love' with Julie Christie back in the day, that I never noticed her 'theme' music rise up ad infinitum. These two classic dvd's might make good last minute gifts for those still alive from the 'greatest generation'.

Caught Ricky Nelson on a PBS fund-raising show this week. I think that I was unduly influenced by 'Ozzie and Harriet'. I have a postcard of their family framed on my desk. Ah, life would be grand if the Nelsons had been my true 'family of origin'...Old Rick Nelson was one handsome dude. A true original. I did not realize that his last big hit , 'Garden Party' was a slap to the audience of a concert he did in Madison Square Garden where he was booed off the stage for not playing more of his teenage idol tunes. 'tis true.

Santa Claus: who? where? when? He first shows up in 1821 in a poem called, "The Children's Friend". Worst Santa Movie ever: "Santa Conquers the Martians". These two factoids garnished from Newsweek Magazine. Believe it or don't.

Narnia a tale of the Christ? We're going to check it out today. We'll get back on this.

January 8th...the world comes to an end? No the price of a first class letter goes to 39 cents an oz.

Richard Pryor, Hunter S. Thompson, Tookie Williams: still dead. Bob Dylan alive and well; in March he will air his own XM satellite radio show on 'Deep Tracks'. A bonus for DirecTv customers...XM radio is now available on your in home living room 'tv theater systems'.

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Monday, December 12, 2005
FRESHCHAOS snewzers:
__Richard Pryor and Eugene McCarthy have demised. They seem like relics from the 60's & 70's who barely limped into the 21st century. Both of these guys were giants, each in their own right and rite. Damn nearly heroic.
__The largest explosions since WWII are still exploding and blowing noxious fumes outside of London. Terror anyway you look at it. Is this more Kharam for Great Britain's part in Iraq War II? Nah.
__Clemency for Take a Tookie isDENIED. Way to Go Ah-nold.
__Jeff Hartzer's POET'S CORNER for December can be seen online as it will appear in Albuquerque's South Valley Ink. Entitled, "Away in a Manger", see it first right here and now.

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Sunday, December 11, 2005
SEND HELP...have gone blind watching the NCAA Championship soccer game on ESPN...Soccer coverage just doesn't merit packing in the tele-photo-graphic digital doodlies that NCAA/NFL Football coverages can muster up. Plus there are many fewer breaks for advertising in soccer.

A soccer ball seems so much bigger than the pigskin variety yet looked very teeny for the 90 minute game which, by the way, the #2 New Mexcio Lobos lost 'one to zip' to the Maryland Terps. The only NCAA championship ever won by the NM Lobos is for the Ski Team. Fancy that. Sorry they couldn't have made it Two Wins today. Go Soccer!

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Friday, December 09, 2005
Well Sir, the round ballers of New Mexico are off to an OK start...Lady Lobos doing better than their male counterparts...The football team fizzled big time; only bowl is the, yeah-yeah, 'toilet' bowl for them. This was the Year of the Lobo Nation but like many Nations fizzling out seems to be the way this season.

Meanwhile the LOBO MEN'S SOCCER team beat Clemson Friday to advance to the final game Championship Game for the Nation!...So there is a Lobo Nation after all...
Final score was UNM 2, Clemson 1

View the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP game Sunday at noon MST on ESPN2 when it will be: UNM vs. Maryland.

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Thursday, December 08, 2005
You know it's Winter when you see that Southwest Airlines tail stuck high in the snowy night sky at Chicago's Midway airport on CNN. Temperatures were below zero in our state last night. Nine degrees at Freshchaos HQ...and yep, it's a dry cold. Our prayers to the passengers, crew, and injured families in the two smashed automobiles on the ground tonight at Midway after the big slip and slide of the SWA plane.

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Freshchaos Snewz bits:
__Happy Feast of the iMac Conception! If you have to conceive, do it immaculately. Today Roman Catholics celebrate the Feats of the Immaculate Conception. Last night South Park showed a satue of the Virgen Mary beleeding from her anus. Deelightfullky funny. What's happened to that latest bleeding statue? There's quirte a bit of bleeding these days and it all ain't Mary.
__In what seems like a great classroom project, kids took littered lottery cards this week and cut them into shapes used to decorate a Christmas tree for the Okie Capitol. Natch, them thar Okies hated the concept. A blow for Sped teachers worldwide. here's to leaving litter where it lays.
__Jeb Bush loves fact that Fidel Castro called him the president's 'fat little brother'. Speaking of brothers, the 'Butcher of Baghdad' apparently has quite a temper. What a circus scene at the trial of Sadd Mann Insane. If Michael jackson and O.J got off, what'll happen to Sadd Mann Insane? Go for three?
__Is it just me or are advertisements for GREY GOOSE VODKA all over the place these days? Two things not going for this goose are that 1) it comes from France and 2) it is named for a bird. All things avian are kind of like, not in vogue at the moment. Who wants Vodka from a goose anyway? Grey Goose rum maybe. Grey Goose Bourbon, not so much.
__600 tons of plutonium are missing from our state's LANL (Los Almos National Lab) . Here is a cool message board all about it. Where'd it go?
Those scientists must be giving away a lot of 'heavily watered' gifts this Yule Season. Oh no wait, that's 'deuterium' that has the heavy water...Check out...DEUTERIUM for the latest factoidal info on 'heavy water'. I wouldn't mind Santa handing over some plutonium though.

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JUSTin: Homage to John Lennon [killed 25 years ago, seems like 'yesterday'.]

John Winston Ono Lennon, 1940-1980
My father bought my first Beatles album for me. In the US it was called "Meet The Beatles". I still own that copy. It was well-played but has no scratches.I have all the Beatles albums, as well as much of their individual works. I very distinctly remember the day that Lennon was killed because I was in graduate school and people flocked to the Boulder Mall and stood on the Mall benches and sang Lennon songs. It was like everyone was in shock, much like when the Kennedys or King were killed. It was memorable because several artists were at the Caribou Recording Studio and they emerged on the Mall and just sang.

I am still saddened by this senseless crime. I can only imagine what he would be thinking about our present state of affairs.



Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

John Lennon


Lennon Quotes
The Lennon family of Liverpool is descended from the O'Leannain's of Western Ireland.Tracing the genealogy of Irish families has become exceedingly difficult, due to a fire in 1922 in which records for 1821 to 1851 were wiped out. Sadly, records for 1861 to 1871 were destroyed by Government order. However, there is a clue to the Lennon heritage in the Irish Lennon family crest.

the Liverpool Lennons

John Lennon Family Tree
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
John Lennon

[John would've loved this tidbit of snewz...House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Thursday to extend the USA Patriot Actb ut a Democratic senator threatened a filibuster to block the compromise. "I will do everything I can, including a filibuster, to stop this Patriot Act conference report, which does not include adequate safeguards to protect our constitutional freedoms," said Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who was the only senator to vote against the original version of the Patriot Act. [Goodnight --Sen. Feingold-- and good luck.]
Pearl Harbor day week and the 25th anniversary of Lennon's murder. What a Holiday-lishess Week.

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Sunday, December 04, 2005
bunnytown rabbits

bunnytown rabbits

The rabbits of BunnytownUSA love the leaves this time of year. Instant mulching, er...munching.

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JUSTin from a poet friend:
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. -Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President (1882-1945)

And as mentioned before in a poem I wrote called. "POETS":
Poets are Nuts!
Shells: broken, scattered.
Hard to crack,
They beg to be peeled.

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Friday, December 02, 2005
actual first face transplant photo
1st Face Transplant
Patient Recovers

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In one of the deadliest attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq in recent months, 10 Marines have been killed near Fallujah...So what's the GOOD NEWS? Today Mercury 'goes out of RETROGRADE. Though many of us think RETRO is good; it has not been a good thing for Mercury ruling planet of commuincating. Your computers, mouths, and written words should all begin to flow like a river again as of now...Last night was a very dark night...The Dark of the Moon passed gas and soon we will see the tiny creamcheese sliver of a NEW MOON...also a good sign for forward movement, ex-lax or no. And yes, TGIF. I'm sure those ten USMC Jarhead Heroes would be glad for the weekend IF they were alive.

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