Friday, November 30, 2007

Toilet Paper Law Suit

An admirable law suit even. This woman sued Kmart for taxing her for toilet paper which is a non taxable item in PA. She didn't do it for the money either but for the principle and encourages people to watch their receipt because you can't trust stores any more. Yahoo! had an ABC video on earlier is the story....

Woman Sues Kmart Over Toilet Paper Tax

PITTSBURGH - A woman has sued Kmart for allegedly collecting a 7 percent state sales tax on a nontaxable item: a 12-pack of toilet tissue. Mary Bach alleges a Kmart department store in the Pittsburgh suburb of Monroeville improperly collected the tax on the $3.99 item, charging her $4.27 - or 28 cents too much.
Although most paper goods are taxable under Pennsylvania's sales tax code, toilet tissue is listed as a nontaxable item by the state Department of Revenue.

Bach told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette she was overcharged for the item at the same store twice before she filed the small claims suit last month in district court in Monroeville.

She is seeking $100 in damages plus court costs for the alleged violation of the state's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. Under the law, plaintiffs can sue for the amount of the damages or $100, whichever is greater, said Bach, of Murrysville.

Wizardly who would win....

Who would win the battle between Dumbledore and Gandalf (the grey or white)?


Friday, November 23, 2007

Career Change

When Ruth's grandson Jordan was 5, he always told everyone he wanted to be a doctor when he grew up. One day he was running through the house and into the corner of a chair and hurt his eye. He cried for a while and kept saying, "Oh no, oh no, now I can't be a doctor when I grow up."

Ruth assured him he could still be a doctor and Jordan kept telling her he couldn't.

Finally she asked, "Why can't you be a doctor?"

Holding one hand over his eye, Jordan said, "Because now I will have to be a pirate!"

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving P.O.D.

Sweet Caroline

Last week Neil Diamond finally revealed who the subject of "Sweet Caroline" was. This wasn't quite Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," in terms of mystery, but still: at her 50th birthday party, Diamond revealed that he wrote the song in honor of JFK daughter Caroline Kennedy. He saw a photograph of the young girl and was inspired to write the song.

Hey, that works for me. All I really needed was an excuse, am I write, people?

So, grab your coworkers, crank up the sound and sing along. YOU HAVE TO SING ALONG, and to help, I have the lyrics below the video. Enjoy!


Where it began
I cant begin to knowin
But then I know its growin strong

Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Whod have believed youd come along

Hands, touchin hands
Reachin out
Touchin me
Touchin you

Sweet caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Ive been inclined
To believe they never would

But now i
Look at the night
And it dont seem so lonely
We fill it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurtin runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt when Im with you

Warm, touchin warm
Reachin out
Touchin me
Touchin me

Sweet caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Ive been inclined
To believe they never would
Oh, no, no

Sweet caroline
Good times never seemed so good
Ive been inclined
I believed they never could
Sweet caroline

A Soldier

I thought it would be good to have a poem to remember our Soldiers. I ran across this one by Robert Frost, which I admit I don't know exactly what Robert is trying to say. Still, I guess I don't have to know everything, do I?

A Soldier
by Robert Frost

He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled,
That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust,
But still lies pointed as it ploughed the dust.
If we who sight along it round the world,
See nothing worthy to have been its mark,
It is because like men we look too near,
Forgetting that as fitted to the sphere,
Our missiles always make too short an arc.
They fall, they rip the grass, they intersect
The curve of earth, and striking, break their own;
They make us cringe for metal-point on stone.
But this we know, the obstacle that checked
And tripped the body, shot the spirit on
Further than target ever showed or shone.

Thanksgiving Lynx

This weekend you will be gathering with friends and loved ones, which will be both good and horrifying. Therefore, my Thanksgiving Lynx are with that thought in mind: helping you survive Thanksgiving and possibly even enjoy it.

Lynx #1 - If you're with family, you better believe they are probably lying to you. How helpful would it then be if you knew How to Detect Lies. Hyperion already knows all of this stuff, but regular people (like you) can use it too.

Lynx #2 - People of the 70s, what the Hell were you thinking? I present to you the Plaid Stallions, a collection of "cool fashion" from the period. Now, my real question is: how many of these dudes has Schrodinger's Kitten dated?

Lynx #3 - Not to bum you out, but you should bloody well know what you're thankful for. I present then a selection of some of the World Press Photo 50th Anniversary Edition. The pictures are all winners of Photo of the year, and as you can imagine are mostly of suffering. EXTREME WARNING: THESE PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE VERY VERY DIFFICULT TO LOOK AT, AND WILL RIP YOUR HEART OUT. IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE, AND SEEING DEATH AND MAYHEM WOULD CAUSE YOU DISTRESS, DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. I am not kidding here, people. These are often war-time pictures, and include dead children. I present the link because I think we too often want to shield ourselves from the idea that others might be suffering, especially as we stuff our faces tomorrow.

Lynx #4 - Okay, back on track with something you'll like. You're sitting around after dinner, realizing you hate everyone invited. But you can't just start swearing. What you need is a good old fashion insult. May I present the site When Insults had Class. There you will find some real great old gems you can use. Below are some of my favorites, and let me know what yours are, and especially if you use any of the insults, and what happened when you do:

“He had delusions of adequacy.”
–Walter Kerr

"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge."
—Thomas Brackett Reed

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily."
—Charles, Count Talleyrand

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."
—Billy Wilder

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about."
-Winston Churchill


If for no other reason than you are stressed, and need a three minute seventeen second break in your life, I present the Does-Nothing-O-Matic.

How cool is that?

Monday, November 19, 2007

P.O.D. (Superhero-style)

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Casting complete

Casting has been announced for the sixth Harry Potter film (HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE). All along the movie's main strength has been their excellent casting. It seems like everyone in Britain who has ever acted has been tapped, with some great results. Some of them were matches from the start, while others might not have seemed like they would work, but did in spades.

For example, Helena Bonham Smith (Bellatrix), Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) were obvious smashes.

I had my apprehensions about Kenneth Branaugh (Gilderoy Lockhart) Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), but of course they all three knocked it out of the park. As they are fabulous actors, I know not why I had any initial doubt.

I think that up until this point, the gold standard in perfect casting for the series had to be Alan Rickman as Severus Snape. That man just inhabits the character! (Actually, this would make a great top ten list: best casting in HP, and best alternative casting, since I know that Dominique has always wanted to see Carrot Top as Minister Fudge.)

The point (and I do have one) is that the Movie 6 casting may have topped them all.

Before I get there, though: David Yates (who directed #5) is back for #6, and Steven Kloves (who wrote #1-4 but not #5 ) is the writer.

Perhaps more important than any of that, Bruno Delbonnel will be the DP (Director of Photography, or Cinematographer). Delbonnel is a visual genius, and responsible for such splendor as A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT and AMELIE, as well as this fall's ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. He has a style that saturates the screen with unique color blends, and I am very excited about his arrival in what may prove to be the most difficult of the books to film.

On to the casting.

Several kids have been cast (Tom Riddle at various ages, Lavender Brown), but as we don't know who they are, I'll skip that.

Helen McCrory plays Narcissa Black Malfoy, who as readers of the books will know plays an immensely important role in the last two installments. The only thing that jumped out at me on her IMDB page was playing Tony Blair's wife in THE QUEEN.

And then, the creme de la creme, the most perfect piece of casting in the series yet. If you asked me two years ago whom would I cast, I'd have picked him.

Jim Broadbent is playing Professor Slughorn.

His IMDB page is filled with great acting roles. I fell in love with him in RICHARD III, and then again in GANGS OF NEW YORK, and of course as the immortal Harold Zidler in MOULIN ROUGE. You may know him as Bridget Jones's father. Either way, he's the man, and sure to bring nothing but awesome to the role and the films.

Well done.

Daily Lynx

Found a site over the weekend I think you would enjoy.

In fact, you'll enjoy it so much, that I FORBID you to go there until you've read everything current on the Institute bevy of sites.

The site is called "The Sneeze," and the part that cracked me up is called Steve, Don't Eat it!

Various things Steve eats in these installments:

Potted Meats
Picked Pork Rinds
Beggin' Strips
1991 Urkel-Os
Breast Milk
(on this one I'm jealous, as you all know I was not breast fed, and have had a craving for this as long as I can remember.)
Prison Wine
Silkworm Pupas
Tree Brain

I am including a picture of one of the things he ate, which is actually a delicacy in fine restaurants (cuitlacoche):

Each article is hilarious, with his vulgar commentary and "can-do" spirit, you'll be rolling in the aisles.

And it brings up a good point: what's the grossest thing YOU'VE ever eaten?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Booze Test

Even though I don't drink, I still managed to only miss one. I guess I'm just good at quizzes.


Reasons to allow drinking at work

Below are valid reasons as to why drinking should be allowed at work. If you use them wisely, you may even be able to convince your boss into allowing alcohol.

1. It's an incentive to show up.

2. It reduces stress.

3. It leads to more honest communications.

4. It reduces complaints about low pay.

5. It cuts down on time off because you can work with a hangover.

6. Employees tell management what they think, not what management wants to hear.

7. It helps save on heating costs in the winter.

8. It encourages carpooling.

9. Increases job satisfaction because if you have a bad job you don't care.

10. It eliminates vacations because people would rather come to work.

11. It makes fellow employees look better.

12. It makes the cafeteria food taste better.

13. Bosses are more likely to hand out raises when they are wasted.

14. Salary negotiations are a lot more profitable.

15. If someone does something stupid on the job, it will be quickly forgotten.

--from Arcamax

Friday, November 16, 2007

P.O.D. (lolcat style!)

Paul Potts

My dad sent me this video a few weeks ago, and if floored me. Literally. I fell off my chair onto the floor. (Okay, I'm crippled, but still.....)

You know that dorky show in the Summer called "America's Got Talent"? Well, they did it in Britain too. Trust me like you never have before, and take three minutes and thirty-six seconds to watch this video. (And while you're at it, is she the British Paula Abdul or what?)

What'd I tell you? If you want to know how it all ended, you can see Part 2 here.

(And I'll be a man and admit: I teared up a bit)

Daily Lynx (I luh you!)

I haven't done the Daily Lynx since Monday, and it is a weekend, so you get them Super-sized today.

1. Sure, you're brave, but are you brave enough to Poke the Penguin? (It's not a euphemism. You really poke a penguin. At your own risk.)

2. I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been freaking out about how to guard my banana. (Again, not a euphemism. What is with you people and your gutter minds this morning?)

3. I have no idea what the point of this Pattern Animation Simulator is. So why did I spend almost twenty minutes playing with it?

4. Everybody knows what time it is! It's time for some Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre! (The last one is the funniest, by far.)

5. As America faces a very real enemy out there that is not going away, now more than ever wee need to be prepared. But thankfully there are folks out there to help us, folks out there to care, like the good people of the American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention. God bless those magnificent bastards!

And those are your Daily Lynx. Use them, know them, live them.

Engineering Students

An engineer was crossing a road one day when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess".

He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket.

The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week."

The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.

The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you and do ANYTHING you want."

Again the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.

Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess, that I'll stay with you for a week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"

The engineer said, "Look I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that's cool."

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pixar Vs. (who ya got?)

When I was preparing my review of RATATOUILLE, I decided to rank all 8 Pixar movies. However, I have found myself unable to do so. The movies are just too magical, too good for me to have a coherent opinion.

that's where there is you. Below are the 8 Pixar movies. I would like feedback on what you think the ranking order should be. Rank them from #8 to #1 (if you haven't seen on, just leave it out; don't rank it last), and tell us why you ranked them the way you did. There are no wrong opinions, although you still may be an idiot.


TOY STORY (1995)

A BUG'S LIFE (1998)


TOY STORY 2 (2001)



CARS (2006)


So there is the list. Rank them 8 to 1....if you can.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blogging LIVE at the scene

Even the most well-intentioned people leave behind packages. It happened today at my school (Goooo Blue!), which triggered a bomb scare.

The thing that scared me was that this was occurring about 150m from the chemistry building. They had evacuated the museum, rightfully, but ignored the chemistry building? We weren't evacuated or even told about the event.

Monkey Barners can sleep easily knowing that I was here, well within the blast radius and in a chemical-laden building, and I blogged the event for y'all.

I hereby pronounce myself the first ever Monkey Barn TV anchorwoman. I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly...

LJS reporting LIVE!

Lady Jane's Karaoke

Your Karaoke Theme Song is "Baby Got Back"

You're a total show off who is willing to risk looking like a fool to get a few laughs.
In fact, you'll go for the cheap laugh if you need to... because it's better than no reaction!

Your friends can count on you to get a party started, and you'll party hard until you can't remember their names.
You're charismatic, charming, and a total character. With or without a few drinks in you.

You might also sing: "I Touch Myself," "Oops I Did it Again," or "My Humps"

Stay away from people who sing: "Candle in the Wind"

Karaoke Theme Song

Shamelessly stolen from Rennratt (because I don' think she comes here any more, so how will she ever know?), we have


I have to say: even though I like these little quizzes and consider them harmless, the questions are too vague, too weird and too predetermined to truly get at my Karaoke song, which would have to be "Friends in Low Places" or else "Rainbow Connection." Alas, I am but a slave to their limited thinking, and as such....

Your Karaoke Theme Song is "Livin' On a Prayer"

You believe the best things in life are mostly forgotten, and you're definitely more than a little nostalgic .
You're likely to still like the same foods, fashions, and music as you did when you were a teenager.

You have a knack for knowing what elements of pop culture people have missed, without them even realizing it.
It's great to remember the past, but don't forget that not everyone is as stuck in it as you are.

You might also sing: "Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Rapper's Delight," and "Cherry Pie"

Stay away from people who sing: "Toxic"

Walt Disney Vs. Menstruation (who ya got?)

I'm not even sure how I found this video. It seems that in 1946 Walt Disney produced the following: "The Story of Menstruation." The ten minute movie (I found a streamlined version if you can't bear to watch the whole thing, although it's worth it) tells girls exactly why they are getting their periods, and how they should feel about it. Oh to have been a girl in the '40s!

As you are watching the film, I want you to ponder the following things:

What the hell are those girls looking at the cat for? Is that some sort of Period ritual?

I'm torn between the somewhat condescending tone and the (especially for the times) rather frank practical advice. What do you think?

I love that accent!

Things I love: showing the girl in the shower. Things I hate: she has no feet.

Speaking of showering, women used to not bathe during their periods? Gerrrroooosssss!

Speaking of no feet, is that some sort of chauvinist statement, or a limit of the animation?

Speaking of the animation, is that Cinderella in the beginning?

So, dancing on period = good, heavy petting on period = NO!

Did you see who sponsored the film at the end? Very classy. If that was made today you just know there would be some product placement going on!

Don't let it get you down. Remember, no matter how you feel, you have to live with others. Once you stop feeling sorry for yourself....

Constipation equals troubles with pregnancy? Do the baby and the turdy fight or something? I have never heard of this.

Well, see for yourself:

Cork Floors

Cork flooring is made from the bark of the tree and is actually a bi-product of the manufacturing of the wine cork. It is soft, resilient, resistant to moisture, a good insulator (heat and sound), comes in various colors and can be (easily) laid in different patterns. It is very durable too. I was surprised to find in my research of this amazing flooring, that it has been in places for over a century. There is a church near Chicago that has had it since 1898.

It's prettier than you thought, isn't it? Check out more at

Domie's designs

Well I won the battle of finals week and made an A- in my basics of interior design is my presentation board. My FIRST presentation board of many. I think I'd bronze it if I could without ruining it.

I started "Theory and Development of Form" last week and here is the first project from that.

Monday, November 12, 2007

P.O.D. (Is this one of the Monkeys?)

She's one of the Monkeys (but I'll never say who!)

Dear Monkeys

A Note to Monkey Barn Readers,

Dear Chowderheads,

You have have noticed that I (that is to say Hyperion, your Barn Overlord) have been posting quite a bit since Monkey Barn came back online. You have have also noticed that most of the posts are not that personal in nature. I started a Daily Lynx section, as well as a Picture of the Day (P.O.D.), and some occasional Vs. segments, and other jokes/hilarity.

You might find this strange, since I have repeatedly said I wanted Monkey Barn to be more personal.

My reasoning is:

I have another site called "Institutionalized" ( that basically serves as my blog/journal (or what I like to call my blournal). It is there that I write down all my hopes and dreams and thoughts throughout the week. I used to put that stuff on Monkey Barn, before there were the other Monkeys. I don't put it on my home page (The Hyperion Institute), because that is for the actual writing, whatever it is I have written for that day.

So, what does this have to do with Monkey Barn?

Well, I am totally on board with Monkey Barn being more of a personal site, with less material "found" from other places, and more of what we thought/think about issues. However, as I wrote above, since I already have my own site to do that, Monkey Barn is supposed to be for the other Monkeys to do that.

As of right now they are sort of shy. I invited them back quite several weeks ago, but until they are back to posting they way they used to, I'm trying to fill the void.

Hopefully in the future the Monkeys will begin posting more, and I will be posting less. (Also, we will have group projects, which I hope you will enjoy.)

Oh, one other thing: Monkey Barn is open to anyone. If you want to be a part, we would love to consider you for membership. We have cool tee-shirts and everything. Just drop me an email and make your case.

So that's the deal. Until the Monkeys get going again, I hope you're enjoying the stuff I've been posting, and if you have suggestions, I'm all ears on that too.

Much love and jello,


Drum Solo

Watching this guy I realize: I'm simply not doing enough with my time. (This will be the best 4 minutes you spend today):

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November 12 Lynx

Here are your daily lynx for November 12, 2007

1. This guy is really really REALLY serious about rating his M&Ms.

2. Just what every Monday needs, a full-blown idiot test. (Hint: they have a slightly incorrect understanding of rectangle, but just go with what people commonly say). It took me 4 tries to be 100% not an idiot. (Of course, this might be prove of my idiocy, that I took the test four times to prove I was not.)

3. I think I've been asked to write about this more than any other topic in the history of Monkey Barn. Your wish is my command: how to make pancakes like a crackhead.

And those are your Daily Lynx. Remember: with great lynx comes great responsibility.


Top 10 Signs Your Presidential Candidate is Under-Qualified

10. Promises to improve foreign relations with Hawaii.

9. Runs a series of attack ads against Martin Sheen's character on "The West Wing".

8. His #1 choice to work on his cabinet is "That Bob Vila guy".

7. Outstanding record as Governor of Rhode Island nullified by the fact that no one really cares.

6. Got his degree in Political Economics by bribing Sally Struthers with a chocolate donut.

5. Anybody mentions Washington, he asks, "The state or the DC thingie?"

4. At the debates, answers every question with a snarled, "You wanna wrestle?"

3. Vows to put an end to the war in Pokemon and free the Pikachu refugees once and for all.

2. Says the Pledge of Allegiance as quickly as possible, then shouts, "I win!"

1. On the very first question of the debate, he attempts to use a lifeline.

-From Arcamax

I heart Lio

This is so my life it's not even funny (click on pic for full view):

Friday, November 09, 2007

ABBA vs.

I was listening to Mike & Mike in the Morning (this morning), and somehow they got to talking about the universal awesomeness of ABBA. Basically, their premise was that no matter who you were--from Gloria Steinem to Fitty Cent, you hear ABBA on the radio and you start dancing.

I'm not even going to debate that, as it is so true. But here's my problem. They pronounced the group like Aaaa-buh, whereas I have always heard it pronounced Ahhh-buh. (In case my homemade phoenetics were confusing, they pronounced the first syllable like the "a" in "fat" or "snack," where I always heard it more like the "a" in "father" or even the "o" in "clock."

My question, then, to all of you is, WHICH WAY DO YOU PRONOUNCE ABBA?

And since it would be cruel to bring up the group and not let you have a listen, here's a video of arguably their best song. (I'm not saying it is definitively; we'll do that next week):

P.O.D. (Graffiti Style)

I don't know why, but I felt the need to make today's P.O.D. all about graffiti. I combed through thousands of pictures to find these seven:

Simple, yet so effective

I'm totally doing this one

Stephen Harper has some anger management issues....

Ezekiel 25:17 would go great with walnuts in a breakfast loaf!

I wondered what happened to him after Inspector Gadget. I hope he settled down and married some nice psycho.

Personally, I think God is more into Prog-rock, but that's just me

This is my new personal motto! I'd change Monkey Barn's, but you know.......

Captain Cook

A noted psychiatrist was a guest at a blonde gathering, and his hostess naturally broached the subject in which the doctor was most at ease. "Would you mind telling me, Doctor," she asked, "how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?"

"Nothing is easier," he replied. "You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble. If he hesitates, that puts you on the track."

"What sort of question?"

"Well, you might ask him, 'Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?'

The blonde thought a moment, then said with a nervous laugh, "You wouldn't happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don't know much about history."

Toxic Ukulele

Britney's Toxic was a great pop song, which means....

it'd be even better on the Ukulele!

Seriously: why aren't more songs covered on the Ukulele? I think we need to start a movement!

Daily Lynx (Friday Style)

Since I've been gone for a couple of days, and since there's a weekend (although: there will be posts on the weekend), anyway, here is a super-sized Daily Lynx:

1. Everything you ever wanted to know about why your spouse (not you; no, not you!) snores, and what you can do about it. Warning: it's kinda gross.

2. Hyperion's Public Service Awareness: can you name all 46 countries of Europe? The quiz gives you ten minutes and a map (without names, of course). Spelling counts. Don't cheat! At least, the first time. I myself did not get them all right initially (two misspellings; one just forgotten), but I persevered and took that test again to get it right.

3. You know that wallet that Jules has in PULP FICTION? You know that Bad Mo***r F****r Wallet? Now you can be a bad M****r F****r too. If you're buying me one, I'll take dark brown.

4. Want to see a human photograph created digitally? It will creep you out what they are able to do now. On the plus side, it's a wedding photo. You know what the means, ladies. You can have the wedding photos, even if you don't have the fella.

5. Ever wondered how Picasso created all his paintings? Now you can too with this great aplet: Mr. Picasso Head. Feel free to post your results. (Mine looks too much like a Chernobyl baby for me to.)

6. Social Consciousness Awareness Day. The next time you are in the grocery store, remind yourself of what other families around the world spend on food. You might be surprised.

7. Finally, in our conspiracy of the week, possibly the year, we find out that NASA has been lying to us about Mars. (The planet, not the god.) Have they been lying about life on Mars? Uh, no. Have they been lying about finding water? No, not that either. Something much much more sinister.

And those are your daily lynx. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Which one?

I rear-ended a car this morning.

So there we are alongside the

road and slowly the driver gets

out of the car.

Well, I could NOT believe it . . .

he was a DWARF!

He storms over to my car, looks

up at me and says, "I AM NOT HAPPY!"

So, I look down at him and say,

"Well, which one are you then?"

. . . that's when the fight started . . .


It's not just a great way to watch movies, it helps the Environment! (You know, if Global Warming were real)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

You're Welcome

This has been making the rounds via emails and posts, but its been all mushed together and hard to read. I love you, so I've cleaned it up for you. Enjoy!

1-2-3 Cookies
7 Layer Cookies
Allie Nelson's Famous Snickerdoodle Cookies
Almond Crescent Shortbread
Amish Sugar Cookies
Andies Candies Cookies
Angel Crisps
Applesauce Cookies
Apricot Fold-Overs
Aunt Edy's Molasses Crinkles
Auntie Linda's Ginger Gems
Bakeless Dream Cookies
Banana Drop Cookies
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World
Blueberry Cookies
Boiled Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies
Brown Sugar Shortbread
Brownie Cookies
Brownie Delight
Buccaneer Snowballs
Buried Cherry Cookies
Butter Cookies
Butter Nut Balls
Butterscotch Haystacks
C.O.P. Cookies
Candy Cane Cookies
Candy Cookies
Caramel Shortbread
Cheesecake Brownies
Cherry Buns
Cherry Crowns
Cherry Winks
Chewy Noels
Chinese Chews/Haystacks
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Meltaways
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate Christmas Trees
Chocolate Cream Cheese Squares
Chocolate Crinkles
Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (no bake)
Chocolate Snowball Cookies
Chocolate Streusel Bars
Chocolate Sundae Cookies
Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars
Choco-Scotch Crunchies
Choose A Cookie Dough Recipe
Christmas Crackers
Christmas Crunch Bars
Christmas Ginger Snaps
Christmas Macaroons
Christmas Mice Cookies
Christmas Shaped Cookies
Church Window Cookies
Coconut Cookies
Congo Squares
Cookie in a Jar
Corn Flakes Cookies
Cornflake Christmas Wreaths
Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal)
Cream Cheese Cookies with Apricot Filling
Creme De Menthe Chocolate Squares
Creme Wafers
Crescent Cookies
Crispy Crunchies
Date Nut Balls
Date-nut Pinwheel Cookies
Diabetic Peanut Butter Cookies
Disgustingly Rich Brownies
Double chocolate chip cookies
Double-Chocolate Crinkles
Eatmore Cookies
Eggnog Cookies
Elizabeth's Sugar Cookies
Elves Quick Fudge Brownies
Emily Dickinson's Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Emily's Best Brownies
Famous Oatmeal Cookies
Firemen Cookies
Fluffy Shortbread Cookies
Forgotten Cookies
Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies
Fruit Cake Cookies
Fruitcake Squares
Fry Pan Cookies
Ginger Cookies
Ginger Crinkles
Gingerbread Baby
Gingerbread Cookies with Butter Cream Icing
Gingerbread Men
Gingerbread Men
Ginny's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Glory's Golden Graham Squares
Glory's Sugar Cookies
Gramma Chapman's chocolate coconut drops
Grandma Elsie's Zimt (cinnamon) Cookies
Grandma J's Butter Cookies
Grandma Olson's Parkay Cookies
Great Grandmothers Sugar Cookies
Gum Drop Cookies
Gumdrop Gems
Haystack Cookies
Ho-Ho Bars
Holiday Cereal Snaps
Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies
Holiday Raisin Walnut Bars
Holly Cookies
Hungarian Cookies (Little Nut Rolls)
Ice Box Cookies
Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies
Italian Cookies
Jacob's Peppermint Snowballs
Jam Bars
Jessica's Famous Brownies
Jessie's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jubilee Jumbles
Juliet's Peanut Butter Blossoms
Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Kentucky Colonels
Kiefle (cream cheese cookies with jam filling)
Kiss Cookies
Lacy Swedish Almond Wafers
Lemon Angel Bar Cookies
Lemon Bars
Lemon Cake Cookies
Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
Lemon Squares
Linzer Tarts
Log Cabin Cookies
Luscious Lemon Squares
M&M Cookies
Magic Cookie Bars
Melt in Your Mouth Cutout Sugar Cookies
Melting Shortbread
Meme's Cream Cheese Cookies
Milk Chocolate Florentine Cookies
Mincemeat Cookies
Mincemeat Goodies
Molasses Cookies
Molasses Forest Cookies
Molasses Sugar Cookies
Mom Mom's Crescent Cookies
Mom-Mom's Ginger Cookies
Mom's Nutmeg Sugar Cookies
Mom's Old Fashion "Puffy" Sugar Cookies
Monster Cookies
Moravian Christmas Cookies
Nana's Famous Soft Southern Cookies
Nitey Nite Cookies
No Bake Chocolate Cookies
No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
No Bake Cookies
No Bake Cookies
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
No-Bake Cookies
Norwegian Sugar Cookies
Nut Balls
Oatmeal Bars
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies
Oatmeal Coconut Crisps
Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Scotchies
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Ooey Gooey Caramel Chocolate Dunk
Ooey Gooey Squares
Orange Slice Cookies
Parking Lot Cookies
Peanut Blossoms
Peanut Butter Bars
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Peanut Butter Cereal Cookies
Peanut Butter Chewies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter fingers
Peanut Butter Reindeer
Peanut Butter Surprises
Peanut Marshmallow Cookies
Pecan Puff Cookies
Peppermint Snowballs
Persimmon Cookies
Persimmon Cookies
Petey's Yummy Spicy Almond Thins
Pffefferneuse Cookies
Pineapple Filled Cookies
Potato Chip Cookies
Potato Flake Cookies
Praline Cookies
Praline Strips
Pterodactyl Nests
Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Cookies
Queen Biscuits
Quick Cookies
Raised Sugar Cookies
Raisin Filled Oatmeal Bars
Raspberry Meringue Bars
Really Peanutty Butter Cookies
Reese`s Brownies
Reese's Peanut Butter Bars
Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies
Rich Lemon Bars
Ricotta Cheese Cookies
Royal Almond Christmas Bars
Rudolph Cinnamon Cookies
Russian Tea Cookies
Russian Teacakes
Samantha & Kelsey's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sand Art Brownies
Santa Claus Cookie Pops
Santa Claus Cookies
Santa's Butterscotch Melts
Santa's Shorts
Santa's Special Squares
Scotch Cakes
Scotch Shortbread
Seven Layer Cookies
Short Bread Cookies
Skor Squares
Snicker Doodle Cookies
Snow Balls
Sour Cream Apple Squares
Sour Cream Christmas Cookies
Special K Cookies
Spice Cookies
Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Spritz Cookies
Stained Glass Window Cookies
Stir & Drop Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Swedish Pepparkakor (Pepper Cake) Cookies
Swedish Sugar Cookies
Sweet Marie's
Swiss Treats
Taralle (Italian Cookies)
Tea Time Tassies
Texas Brownies
The Best Shortbread in The World
Thumbprint Cookies Thumbprint Cookies
Toffee Squares
Traditional Christmas Sugar Cookies
Traditional Gingerbread Men Cookies
Triple-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vanilla Waffer Balls
Walnut Butter Cookies
Walnut Crumb Bars
White Chip Chocolate Cookies
Wild Oatmeal Cookies
Will's Famous Apple Jack Cookies