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  1. actually one of the member, euronymos, found him, ran out to get a camera, took his picture, and then took a piece of his skull and supposedly made soup with it. a few years later he was stabbed to death by the aforementioned grishnahk, allegedly over a music deal gone bad. when police arrested him and his conspirators in the church burnings, they found ote books with logs of the crimes they commited, such as the murder of homosexual and his dog.
  2. yes it was a shame. they were beautiful works of art. many of then were built with out using a single nail. what some anti christian heathens found was that many of them were built on old hoffs or hogrs or groves that were used in worship of the old gods. thats why they became a target. again, it truly is a shame that xenophobic, closed minded idiots would destroy their own heritage, even if it was built on the bones of the old faith.
  3. actually what they were trying to do was destroy christianty in norway and bring back the old volkish (translates to folkish) religion, that being nordic heathenism. varg, who goes by the name count grishnahk, was a huge LotR fan and believed Sauron represented Odinn and the One Ring was Draupnir. he couldn't wrap his head around the fact that Gandalf was actually Odinn and the One Ring was actually the cursed Rhinegold Ring.
  4. I realy enjoy monopoly. I try going for the railroads or utilities and I also like being the slum lord (buying up the cheapest properties). one of my favorite alternate versions of monopoly is the LotR version. it gives you a good fast play option. it comes with a "one ring" and one of the die has the one (1) side replaced with the "eye of sauron". when the eye is rolled you advance the ring up one property. if the player lands on a property the ring is on and it's not owned, then he can get it for free. if it is owned the player has to pay double the rent. the game ends when the ring reaches mount doom (aka boardwalk). the players then total up all monies and property, including houses and hotels. the player worth the most is the winner. it's a fun variation, IMO.
  5. Well, it's been a week since I went in and had my right hip replaced. I'm home and dealing with the pain nicely with my oxycodone prescription. the sutures itch like crazy and my leg muscles are always stiff.

    for the surgery they put me to sleep and gave me an epidural. there were a couple of times during the procedure that I regained enough conciousness to hear them working on me. quite fun. the first nite after the surgery I was "kept comfortable" with morphine. fun in a different way.

    so now I'm home, walking on crutches. can't really bend over yet. for the first six weeks you can't bend over 90 degrees, so I have to use special tools to put on sock and shoes and pants. can't wait till all the precautions are over.

    1. Coopersville


      VileSlay said:

      there were a couple of times during the procedure that I regained enough conciousness to hear them working on me. quite fun.

      As in you could hear the surgeons talking amongst themselves? Or do you mean you got the chance to hear them drilling your hip apart piece by piece?

      That would be totally metal.

    2. Gokuma

      Sounds like you're well on your way to becoming a cyberdemon. Congrats! When do you get the rocket launcher?

    3. VileSlay


      Coopersville said:

      As in you could hear the surgeons talking amongst themselves? Or do you mean you got the chance to hear them drilling your hip apart piece by piece?

      That would be totally metal.

      as in I heard them reaming my acetabulum and hearing the sounds of hammer tapping on metal as they rasped my femur. it was very metal.

      btw, here is a pic of my wound. I put a bic pen next to it for scale.

      ::edit:: just discovered today that because of my hip replacement my right leg is now longer than my left. it was a risk that was pointed out to me so it wasn't totally unexpected, but nonetheless sucks.

  6. Nice stuff. the splatterhouse diorama is definitley one of my new favorites.
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  8. looks like a swollen tick. very nice.
  9. yeah, thats what happened when cable started going digital. I have cablevision andwhen they started goin digital it was just an option to switch, as advertised. then one day everyone on the block lost cable and were forced to upgrade to digital service. with the only other option being sattelite tv, which was less reliable then, prety much everyone "upgraded". now cable companies are pushing for customers to subscribe so they won't lose tv when they make that switch to digital. it's all a scam to me.
  10. it's been a while since I've posted. lots of stuff goin on here, most of which suck. first, and foremost, I am in danger of losing my job. the hospital that I work for, and it's sister facilty, is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

    for some more info read this article

    what sucks even worse is it's not just me. my father also works at the hospital. he's been workin for 23 years and is 54 years old. he has a debilitating disease and it would be even more difficult for him to find a job than it would be for me.

    to top it off, we just recently got our house in our name. it belonged to my grandfather, who passed away almost two years ago. he didn't leave a will, so we had to struggle to get the place that we've called home for 35 years. if both my father and I loose our jobs, there would only be one income, my brother's, in the house. if he can't keep up the mortgage payments by himself before I can find another job, we could lose the house.

    as stated in a previous post entitled "Medical Suckness", I have avascular necrosis of my hips. it's gotten worse and later this week I will be consulting a surgeon to schedule surgery. I'm hoping that the surgical option can help me. it could be up to a year before I get back to work since I have to get both sides done. I can't get them done at the same time since I can't bear any weight on the affected hip for 4-6 weeks.

    so that rounds up the latest bullshit in my life.

    1. Creaphis


      I say this with the greatest possible sympathy and sincerity:


      Good luck!

    2. Technician
    3. VileSlay


      sory, this gonna be long.

      the worst part of the situation in the hospital is that communication sucks and rumors fly like crazy. right now the local politicians are trying to figure out a way to keep us open. queens borough president hellen marshall and state senat majority leader malcolm smith are trying to draft a bailout for the company running the the two facilities. if this goes thru it'll be a miracle.

      hellen marshall let the cat of the bag, so to speak, at her state of the borough address. if she hadn't mentioned that st. john's and mary immaculate may file for bankruptcy and close by the end of february I think we may have come in to work one day and find the place padlocked.

      I'm gonna give you guys some background on why this is happening. some of this is fact and some is opinion.

      st. john's and mary immaculate were part of a network called catholic medical centers of brooklyn and queens, or CMC for short. it consisted of those two hospitals, st. joseph's, and st. mary's. in the late '90s CMC merged with the st. vincents network of hospitals and became st. vincent's catholic medical centers, aka SVCMC.

      apparently st. vincent's took us on only to rape us. instead of letting each facility to operate autonomously, all profits were funnelled in to st. vincent's main facilities to keep them afloat. add to that cronyism, overuse of outside contractors, and several other improprieties, the whole network started to fail.

      first the archdiocese decided they didn't want to be in the hospital business, then st. vincent's, filed for bankruptcy. st. mary's and st. joseph's closed. also closed were bailey seton and st. vincent staten island, both part of the st. vincent's network. they also sold as much property as they could, much of which belonged originally to CMC. in the end they also needed to be free of st. john's and mary immaculate. enter wycoff medical center.

      wycoff is a brooklyn hospital that had just gotten out from under it's own bankruptcy and wish to expand. they stepped in and purchased both facilities and set up a seperate entity called caritas (latin for charity) so that the two hospitals could maintain thier catholic identities. after a bumpy transition, things started to go pretty well, and then rapidly began to decline.

      it turns out that st. john's and mary immaculate were placed under the same tax id, making each one dependant on the other. wycoff had also started funnelling money back and forth between hospitals, even tho it was established that each facility would keep it's own profits. add to this even more cronyism, outside consultants that cost $800k a month, and money given to us by the state that pretty much evaporated, and you now have a money pit.

      other things have come to light during this. the VP of the the two hospitals, one of which only had a high school diploma until last year, made $90k in 2006 and are curently making almost $250k. how does that happen? also brought to light was the fact that someone wanted to buy the two facilities last year. an independant company that ran outpatient services out of the state shuttered new parkway hospital offered $60mil last year and had bumped the offer to $150mil for the two facilities. now, for some reason, the deal is off the table. I think this is because the north shore/long island jewish medical system blocked it somehow.

      north shore/LIJ said it wants to buy the hospitals, and, in a five year $700mil plan, wants to tear down the two facilities and build one large state of the art hospital that would merge the two. of course the money would come from state aid, which would be hard to obtain given the economy. if we go bankrupt, they can buy the land for cheap at auction, use less state aid, and, since north shore/LIJ is non-union, they build new hospitals with new employees and not have to use the existing union workforce. tat is, of course, just a theory.

      I'm hoping the state and city can find a way to help us. we were originally slated to close at the end of the month, but we just got enough aid to keep us open for a couple more months. everything is up in the air and stories change by the hour. I'm trying to be optimistic, but it's hard given the way things are going. when st. mary's closed it was te same atmosphere. rallies, prayer services, candlelight vigils, politicians coming out of the woodwork. all for naught. nothing saved st. mary's. I hope this is different, but I'm also being realistic.

    4. VileSlay


      well, it's official. caritas, the company that runs the hospital I work for, has filed for bankruptcy and has submited it's plan for closure. the hospitals will stop admitting patients on the 14th and will cease operations by months end.

    5. Danarchy


      But at least we're not a bunch of damn commies with socialized health care!

    6. VileSlay


      they started to give out "your position has been eliminated" letters yesterday. wasn't there yesterday or today. wondering if I'm gonna go in friday and get one of those letters. the sooner the better I guess. at least it''l be over with.

    7. VileSlay


      well, I was laid off yesterday. they only had 18 patients in house that were eating, so they reduced the dietary staff accordingly.

    8. Creaphis


      If you're ever out in my neck of the woods, I have space on my couch.

    9. VileSlay


      thanks. I think I'll be good for a while. got some dough stashed in the bank. signed up for unemployment yesterday and am bout to file for disability for my impending surgery.

  11. to be more specific, easter is taken from the celebration called Ostara. it's a celebration of the fertility goddess Eostre (which is pronounced east-ra. hmmmmm...), who may have originally been Figga, Freya or Hulda. Like most other pagan holidays, it was christianized. all the symbols and icons of the old ways were kept (ie: eggs and rabbits for easter, ornamented trees and mistletoe for x-mas) but the meanings behind them were changed to reflect the christian mythos.
  12. actually it was Frigga originally, but became Freya later. some think the two goddesses are the same while others seperate them. as for black friday, it was a term that retailers came up with to describe the utter mayhem that comes the day after thanksgiving. they end up spending a fortune on sale advertisements and overtime pay for the employees and end up taking a loss on that day. this is because they discount most of the inventory to bring in more customers who don't buy as much as the retailers thought they would, thus the advertising and overtime eat up the profits they thought they'd be making. add to that the insane nature of the customers, ie: the walmart incident, the shooting at toy'r'us, you get one hell of a day. half the customers are just walkin around lookin at stuff and give up cuz there are too many people and not enough product. I got a crash course on this when I worked at tower video. lots-o-fun.
  13. it didn't work for our soon to be former president. I felt the same way every time he spoke.
  14. her boobs are a bit saggy.
  15. well at least she was on her way to the cemetary. guess she didn't have far to go.