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Trying to appeal to the highest common denominator. I can't give you 110% effort, but I will give you 107.4% effort. If you're a spammer and leave me a comment, I will make fun of you. I use twice as many semicolons compared to most other bloggers

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Location: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States

As the title implies, I am Brent K. Moore. I married MariLynn Simons on Sept. 25, 1999. we attend Stewart's Creek Church of Christ. We have five pets, a dachshund, Slinkie, a malamute, Juno, and three rabbits, Ebunny and Ifurry, and now Houdini.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Take the "Which U.S. President Are You?" Quiz

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Are you an Abraham Lincoln or a George Washington?

Are you a Ronald Reagan or an FDR?

Have you ever wondered which former U.S. President most closely resembles your politics and personality? If so, this quiz is for you. This unscientific quiz asks you 8 questions. The first 4 relate to political leanings and the last 4 deal with your personality style.

When you finish the quiz, you will get an icon, like the Abraham Lincoln icon below which you can then paste on your blog, website, MySpace or Friendster page.




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Happy Memorial Day 2006

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Happy Memorial Day from the staff at "The World as Seen by Brent Moore."

I'd like to take a moment to say: If anyone who serves to defend our great country is reading this, you are in my prayers.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

How Much Tennessean Are You?

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The following was written by my friend Todd, and he gave me permission to post it here.

How much of a Tennessean are you?You know you're from Tennessee if:

1) [X] Not only can you name the three Grand Divisions, but you consider people from the other two Grand Divisions slightly amusing or culturally backward.

2) [X] You can get from your house to either of two other states by automobile in two hours or less.

3) [ ] You have ever laughed at an out-of-stater who assumed that since Arkansas is right next to Tennessee, Little Rock must be pretty close to Knoxville, or who thought that if you live in Johnson City, Memphis must be an easy day trip.

4) [X] You can tell the difference between bluegrass, country, and Delta blues.

5) [X] You admire Dolly Parton for being "down to earth" and "true to her roots."

6) [X] You know what Nilla Wafers are, and can think of at least one recipe that calls for them.

7) [X] When you were a child, you visited at least two of the following cheesy amusement parks: Libertyland, Opryland, and Dollywood (or you visited one of them multiple times).

8) [X] You know what a "meat and three" restaurant is.

9) [X] You've ever drunk a Sundrop or eaten Dirty Potato Chips.

10) [X] You use "coke" as a generic term for Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Big K Cola, R. C. Cola, Dr. Pepper, and Mr. Pibb.

11) [ ] You know the difference between spinach and greens.

12) [ ] You have a strong preference as to whether barbecue should be prepared "wet" or "dry."

13) [X] When you see a bottle of vinegar with banana peppers floating in it, you recognize it as a condiment and know what to call it.

14) [X] You have used at least two of the following phrases without considering them absurd or redundant: "all y'all," "might could," and "do done was."

15) [X] You knew that Knoxville is in Knox County and Sevierville in is Sevier County but that Fayetteville is not in Fayette County, Shelbyville is not in Shelby County, McMinnville is not in McMinn County, etc., etc.

16) [X] Your hometown has at least one major street, park, subdivision, suburb, or mall with the word "Hickory" in the name of it (or the name of your hometown itself has the word "Hickory" in it).

17) [X] You know the difference between "rednecks" and "hillbillies" (and know that "hillbillies" only live in East Tennessee).

18) [X] You have vacationed in Gatlinburg more than once.

19) [ ] You have ever crossed a state line for the purpose of buying groceries, gasoline, or lottery tickets.

20) [X] You have relatives, neighbors, or friends who keep a gun in their car or truck at all times (or you do it yourself).

21) [X] When you were a kid, your family watched "Hee Haw" every Saturday night. (If you are black, substitute "Soul Train.")

22) [X] Your public-school graduating class was at least 90% black or your private-school graduating class was at least 90% white (or you lived in a county with separate city and county school districts serving starkly different ethnic populations).

23) [ ] You knew that Bucksnort, Frog Jump, and Pigeon Forge are actual Tennessee towns.

24) [X] You pronounce "Fayetteville" and "Maryville" as "FAY-uht-vull" and "MAIR-uh-vull" and know the correct way to say "Austin Peay."

25) [X] You actually understand these questions and are sending them on to other Tennesseans.

Count all your X's and multiply by 4. Title this % Tennessean.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Movie Promo

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Ostensible Corroding Man: Instant B-Movie Generator

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Have you ever wanted to write a B-Movie horror film and needed a place to start? Have you already made your B-Movie and now need a title for your film. This page can help. It's the Instant B-Movie Generator Page

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Other websites that have used my work:

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I use a creative commons license with my photography, and the following people have (with permission) used my photographs:

1) Russ Williams who has a blog titled "Russlings" focuses on topics related to zoos, specifically the state zoo of North Carolina. He uses the photo in his blog here. In a discussion of Petting Zoos, he uses this picture of a goat licking the inside of goat-food vending machine:

Knows where the food really comes from

2) The Stockton, CA-San Joaquin County Public Library page for their 2006 Summer Reading Program (which can be seen here) uses this photo of "Myrtle the turtle"

Myrtle the Turtle

3) The Business Opportunities Weblog found a use for my picture of former Major League baseball pitcher John Wasdin in a post entitled "Dreaming Up the Perfect Sales Pitch." Get it? Hahahaha. Remember to plan, connect and conquer.

John Wasdin

4) in a blog entitled Carney Town, which professes to highlight the best and brightest of the carnival industry the author expresses his disdain for spam, whilst highlighting my picture of the Spammobile at the 2005 Tennessee state fair.

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5) What could be perhaps called my professional career highlight to this point, the Slacking while Working blog (which can be viewed here) displays my year-long quest to make a corporate logo from 20 oz bottle caps.

Extended boredom in a cubicle

6) The Wikipedia page for the Battle of Nashville, has my picture of the old base of the original monument.

What used to be the Battle of Nashville Monument

7) Travelicio.us has used two of my photos.

This page has used my picture of the csx train bridge that crosses the river near downtown Nashville. The tricky part of this picture was I had to wait for a train, then crawl up onto the bridge after it passed. See it here.

Last, but not least, Travelicio.us links on their guide to the Eastern European country of Georgia my wife's 35mm photo of Covenant college. Of course, the college and the photo were taken in the U.S. state of Georgia. see their blunder here.

Inexpensive Rolex

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I got a great deal on a Rolex watch today. The guy on the streetcorner that sold it to me said that this particular model usually costs $600, but all I had to pay was $40. He told me that he was able to sell it so cheap because it was a factory reject. They accidentally spelled the name of their company "Rollex" and the savings were passed along to me. The guy had another 20 of them if any of you guys are interested.

That's odd... It's off by 10 minutes and I thought I had set it a few hours ago.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Earworms and Guilty Pleasures

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An Earworm is a song that gets stuck in your head and starts repeating itself over and over. A Guilty Pleasure is the opposite of Critically acclaimed music. Critically acclaimed music is intelligent music, well thought out lyrics, layered textures of music, and you feel smarter just by listening to it. Example: The Talking Heads. A guilty pleasure would then be music that is trite, but despite your better judgment, you like listening to it anyway. Example: Britney Spears.

I have been making my second Desert Island Disk. If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island, and it had a working cd player and you could only bring a limited quantity of music, what would you take? I have taken those songs, and re-encoded them to 128-bit .ogg vorbis files, and can then fit 12 hours of music on a blank cd-r that will play in my mp3-cd player. The first time I did this was 2 years ago, and picked my alltime favorite songs. This time a picked songs that were not included the 1st time, and includes new songs I did not know then.

If you look through the list, I imagine there will be several songs you don't know, maybe over half. If you know me, there might be some "Huh?" moments. There's no classical, Rap, modern Country, Jazz. It's mostly classic rock, 80's, Electronica, with some Psychedelic, mambo, bubble gum, Christian, comedy, alternative and plunderphonics mixed in, 60s through today.

Listed in order of song length (I'm just weird that way.)

1) Blue Man Group Featuring Venus Hum - I Feel Love (Jason Nevins Big Room Remix) (You can listen to this Here)
2) White Stripes - Seven Nation Army (Adam Freeland Remix) (Not sure where I found this, it's probably White Label)
3) Armand Van Helden - MyMyMy (Ashley Beedle Remix)
4) Meatloaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Lights (complete, with Vin Scully and the lady from Night Court)
5) Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
6) Hoxton Vs. Cream - Sunshine of Your Love (Club Mix)
7) N-E-R-D - Rockstar (Nevin's Classic Club Blaster Edit) from the SSX 3 soundtrack. (Listen Here.) (this is also MariLynn's MySpace profile song)
8) Britney Spears - My Prerogative (Armand Van Helden Remix)
9) Billy Joel - Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
10) B-52's - Give Me Back My Man
11) Beatles Vs. Masters at Work - Get Back (K-VIC White Label Mix)
12) Queen and Paul Rodgers - Hammer to Fall (Live)
13) Fatboy Slim - The World Went Down (B-side to Gangster Trippin)
14) Vinylshakerz - One Night in Bangkok (French XXL Mix) (techno remake of the Murray Head 80's hit)
15) Chicago - Introduction (the first song on Chicago Transit Authority album)
16) Manfred Mann's Earthband - Mighty Quinn (live)
17) Sufjan Stevens - Chicago (Thanks to Eric for pointing me in his direction)
18) Fatboy Slim - What They're Looking For (on the single Slash Dot Dash)
19) Madonna - Hung Up (her newest single, as of this writing, samples ABBA)
20) Spandau Ballet - True (every best of the 80's collection has this)
21) Heart - Magic Man
22) Yma Sumac - Gopher (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) (the toughest-to-classify song I have ever heard)
23) Yes - Tempus Fugit
24) Mighty Dub Katz - Let the Drums Speak (Original Mix)
25) 4 Non Blondes - What's Up
26) Prince - Seven
27) Global Deejays - Stars on 45 remix (Listen on their website)
28) Blues Traveler - Hook (Yes, the hook does bring me back)
29) dc Talk - Jesus Freak (I'm usually not a fan of Christian Contemporary, this is a rare exception)
30) Elton John - Sad Songs (Say So Much)
31) Funkstar De Luxe Vs. Laid Back - White Horse
32) Housemartins - Build (this group was far less popular in the US than in Britain.)
33) Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
34) Faith No More - Epic
35) Fatboy Slim - Wonderful Night
36) Stereophonics - Handbags and Gladrags (better than the Ricky Gervais version)
37) Lita Ford & Ozzy Osborne - Close My Eyes
38) William Shatner - Common People (listen Here)
39) Paul McCartney & Wings - Uncle Albert-Admiral Halsey
40) Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
41) Fatboy Slim with Lateef - The Journey
42) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Suzie Q (From Emusic.com)
43) Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (The inclusion of an Elvis Song surprizes even me)
44) Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes (remake of The Who song)
45) Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
46) Barenaked Ladies - If I Had a Million Dollars (a group I otherwise dislike, but this song is clever)
47) Fatboy Slim - Mi Bebe Masoquista (Has any other techno DJ ever sampled Shel Silverstein?)
48) Marty Robbins - El Paso (The oldest song on here. I first heard this song during a skit on Carson's Comedy Classics many years ago.)
49) Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
50) Billy Squire - The Stroke
51) White Stripes - Take, Take, Take
52) Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
53) House of Pain - Jump Around
54) Howard Jones - No One is to Blame
55) Ugly Kid Joe - Everything About You (yes, an all around stupid song)
56) Amy Grant - Angels (This goes back to when my brother and I shared a room and I listened to his CDs)
57) Blue Man Group - Your Attention (Watch the live performance)
58) Tenacious D - Tribute
59) Tenacious D - Wonderboy (they have 2 hits I really like, and nothing else)
60) Abba - Take a Chance on Me
61) B-52's - Strobe Light
62) R.E.M. - What's the Frequency, Kenneth
63) B-52's - Song for a Future Generation (Wanna be a daughter of Dracula. Wanna be the son of Frankenstein. Let's meet and have a baby now!)
64) Mono Puff - Extra Krispy (cover of Van McCoy's song comparing life in New York City to KFC chicken)
65) Foghat - Slow Ride (I was irked when I bought their greatest hits to find the short version of this song)
66) Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Questions
67) Cars - Drive
68) Will Smith - Will2K (its the Millennium, excuse me, Willennium.)
69) Dobie Gray - Drift Away
70) Boogie Pimps - somebody to Love (Salt Shaker Remix)
71) ThePartyParty - Dick is a Killer
72) The Mamas and the Papas - Creeque Alley
73) Black Eyed Peas - Where is the Love? (A song I associate with my 4th wedding anniversary vacation. That and Chingy's "Holidae Inn")
74) Bee Gees - Lonely Days
75) Prince - Kiss
76) Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster (I Loathe this group, didn't see the movie it was in and disliked my manager who always blasted this from his cubicle, and yet the actual song is o.k.)
77) Paul Oakenfold - Starry Eyed Surprise
78) Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues (a psychedelic remake)
79) Pink - Fingers
80) Pink - Cuz I Can
81) Level 42 - Something about You (it took me forever to find the name and group that did this 80's song.)
82) Human League - (Keep Feelin') Fascination
83) Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
84) Black Eyed Peas - Don't Lie
85) Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Romeo and Juliet (based on the classical Montagues and Capulets)
86) Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) (1994 remake version)
87) Billy Joel - Longest Time
88) Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
89) Ace of Base - Cruel Summer (remake of the Bananarama song)
90) The Cowsills - Hair
91) Nik and Jay Vs. Daft Punk - Around the World (White Label Mix)
92) Santana - Winning
93) John Cougar Mellenamp - Wild Nights
94) Prodigy - Spitfire
95) William Shatner - Has Been (CT Hero Slapped Together Mix) - (runner up in the acidplanet.com remix contest)
96) Three Dog Night - Shambala
97) Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
98) Manfred Mann's Earthband - Eyes of Nostradamus (Manfred Mann had 3 hits in the US and they each sound completely different. "Blinded by the Light" gets heavy airplay on classic rock stations and "Do Wah Diddy" is Quintessential Oldies - An had a section of Opryland named after it)
99) Fleetwood Mac - Oh, Well (an early, early Fleetwood Mac song during the Peter Green days, that doesn't have the same sound as their later days)
100) Juno Reactor - Pistolero (Radio Edit)
101) Offspring - Come Out and Play
102) Friend & Lover - Reach Out in the Darkness
103) ESPN Jock Jam Megamix
104) White Stripes - Jolene (Live) (cover of Dolly Parton song) from Under Blackpool Lights DVD/CD
105) Mouth & Maceal - How Do You Do (an obscure oldies song, but my friend Will likes it also)
106) Pink - Trouble (all of her music videos are stupid)
107) Mr. Big - To Be With You
108) Styx - Boat on the River
109) Bob Rivers and Twisted Radio - Lou Piniella (Listen here - scroll down)
A song about how the hiring of the Seattle Mariner's new manager will turn around their lousy history, set to Hallelujah Chorus. Rivers is a record producer of numerous parodies.
110) Bobby McFerrin - All I Want (from the same album of Don't worry, be happy - a song I got tired of after waiting for my Alamo rental car.)
111) Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show - Cover of the Rolling Stone
112) The Bran Flakes - Good Times and Goo Goo (You can download this song from their Myspace profile page) makes music mostly from samples from thrift store albums. I've even made it my MySpace profile song.)
113) Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking (I always heard this song on classic rock radio stations in Dallas, but never at home. Same for Billy Thorpe's "Children of the Sun".)
114) Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling - otherwise known as the ooga-ooga-ooga-chaka song. a one hit wonder from a Swedish cover band.
115) Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job (I love the video, especially when the Snare drummer comes into the picture.)
116) Association - Precious and Few
117) DJ Danger Mouse - Encore (From the Grey Album) view the video here. this is from a controversial album, which the acapella vocals from Jay-Z's the Black Album were laid on Instrumental cut-ups of The Beatles' White Album. This specific song uses snippets of "Glass Onion" and "savoy Truffle." Read more here.
118) Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
119) Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In
120) White Stripes - Blue Orchid
121) Paul Shanklin - Al Gore Paradise (political parodist, staple of the Rush Limbaugh show)
122) Ringo Starr -the No No Song (Mentions Nashville, but not for country music. W00t!)
123) ThePartyParty.com - White Lines
124) Fendermen - Mule Skinner Blues (When I was a kid, my grandmother had a K-Tel album of Goofy songs of the 60s)
125) Coldcut - Timber (Gotta love songs that use a chainsaw as an instrument)
126) People are Wrong cast - Dimension Six Rock (Available for download from their website. Best known for having John F. from They Might Be Giants in the cast, but is an enjoyable 70's style rock opera sound that I like.)
127) Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again (overlooked song from the Rumours album)
128) Hillside Singers - I'd like to teach the World to Sing (Superbowl Coke commercial becomes a hit record.)
129) They Might Be Giants - Alphabet of Nations (often, their songs from the children's albums have the catchier tunes. This is from their ABC's CD)
130) People are Wrong Cast - At the Agway (also available for download)
131) People are Wrong cast - I Know What I Saw (see above)
132) They Might Be Giants - The Oblongs Theme (cause I had 30 seconds left)
--These last few are out of order--
133) Michael Jackson Disconet Megamix
134) Stars on 45 - 60s, 70's and Abba medley (a group of studio musicians that formed in the 80s to make medleys of popular songs, enjoying brief chart success.)
135) C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Ultimix) - (I once found sheet music for this. odd.)
136) Fancy - China Blue (Hot Tracks Remix)
137) Steinski & The Mass Media - The Motorcade Sped On (Song based on samples taken from the aftermath of the JFK assassination)
138) Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Bullfrog (a nice Orchestral rock song that sonds like a bullfrog. On the Works Vol 2 album)
139) Brian Eno - I'll Come Running (the pioneer of the electronica genre released this on his mid -70's album Another Green World. I got this song packaged on a sampler that came along with the Fatboy Slim CD Palookaville)
140) They Might Be Giants - Tippecanoe and Tyler Too (a song about William Henry Harrison)
141) They Might Be Giants - Dallas (a 45 second Venue Song where they have a sound similar to Yes. The video might still be on their website.)
142) Blue Man Group - I Feel Love (Album Version) (Watch it Here)

Sunday, May 21, 2006

When Internet letter writing campaigns go too far

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Before this image is responsible for your heart attack, let me stress: IT IS NOT REAL. There is not a website called GiveJarJarHisMovie.com (I will admit that I did not have the courage to check on my own to independantly verify this.)

My idea for this came from the "Let's Give Roy His Stamp" movement started by RoyOrbison.com, a movement I am neither for nor against. (although I am afraid that I won't live long enough to see the stamp they make of me.)

How to prepare Blowfish

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If you've never been told, Blowfish, also known as Fugu, can be very poisonous. In Japan, to be able to prepare fugu, a chef has to apprentice with a master for years before having a license to prepare fugu on their own. Killing customers by allowing them to eat poison, could be bad for business.

If you've ever seen the chart of cuts of beef at the butcher's corner at your local grocer, remember that a master sushi chef has a similar chart for blowfish. If you ever are in an emergency, and an expertly trained chef is not available for fugu, and you have to do it yourself, the following chart may be of use to you:


Friday, May 19, 2006

Redneck Sadlibs (another Madlibs parody)

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Redneck sad-libs

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Everything on Sale!

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In honor of the 333rd visitor to my blog, being 1/3 of the way to 1000, everything* in the Brent Moore online store is now 33% Off!

Hurry this is a limited time event!

During Checkout, to receive your discount, use the following coupon code:
33PERCENTOFFFORVISITOR333

*Rhinestone Coffee Mugs and thong sandals excluded.

Urgent! Important Virus Information!

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Get this sent around to your contacts ASAP... we don't need this spreading around... PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS: You should be alert during the next few days. There is a new virus and it is called WIN32.Leichtgläubig.C

DO NOT OPEN any message that has this file, irregardless of the sender. The file will have one of the following 9 names:

DownloadFreeMovies
PeggyHopkinsJoyceisHot
SmokeHookahGetPaid
VoteForAnarchists
StoneColdSteveAustinRocks
GetaFreeIpod
IHateDaleEarnhartJr
Urgent!ImportantVirusInformation
SexyMyrnaLoy

This virus is one of the worst viruses ever and has been Confirmed by CNN, Bill Gates's blog, Salon.com, Jenna Fischer's Myspace Page, and a couple of billboards in the tri-state area. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it. If you do receive the email message with the virus, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately. This virus was just discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This is what the virus will do:

1. Delete all of the MP3s on your hard drive.
2. Spread to anyone on your network or leeching off of your wireless connection.
3. Delete any naughty pictures that you have.
4. Send the virus by email to all of you Outlook Contacts as well ary you AIM and MSN contacts. 5. Install the following Spyware on your computer: CoolWebSearch, SaveNow, Xupiter.
6. Format your C: and Erase everything on your computer.

SEND THIS E-MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW,
COPY THIS E-MAIL AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS
AND REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF Us

There will be upates to this bulletin, so check the comments below.

Myspace Fake Decoration #1

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This is my first in a possibly continuing series of oddball myspace.com customizations.

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The Best Show in Television

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The funniest show on TV I have ever seen is Arrested Development.

However, In my opinion, NBC's The Office is the best show on TV. It has a similar documentary style, still very funny, and a show where I get really engrossed with the characters.

On a traditional sitcom, you have a studio audience, or a laugh track to let you know when something should be funny. With the office, a lot of the humor is more nuanced.

If you are a fan of the show, perhaps you will enjoy this random Office quote generator from TheOfficeQuotes.com. Click on the "refresh for a new quote" to bring up another quote.


Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Updated Website: TN State Capitol

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I have updated my Nashville Photo Tour website with the following two part look at the Tennessee State Capitol

Part 1: The State Capitol Page 1 includes exterior shots of the Capitol from varying places, a couple of pictures inside the lobby and views from distant places within the city. It also includes some vintage post cards.

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1948 post card of the Capitol from southwest

Part 2: The Capitol Grounds This section includes the burial place of President Polk, Statues to President Jackson, President Johnson, Sam Davis, Alvin C. York, a replica Liberty Bell and other memorials. There are also some additional vintage post cards.

President James K. Polk tomb, Nashville

Andrew Jackson Statue, Nashville, TN

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The Entire Nashville Photo Tour website can be seen here.