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Vietnam War Episode

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One of the things we've been asked most about regarding the Vietnam War episode we just published is where we got our information from. I can understand the question because, to be blunt, quite a few things in our episode contradicts information about the Vietnam War found in many mainstream texts.

First let me preface my response by saying that there is a tremendous amount of information about the Vietnam War 'out there' and wading through even a small percentage of it was pretty daunting. But we expected that...

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Pinky's Ants Speak

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The Ants from Pinky's AntFarm™ have prepared a statement so we've made it into a mini-blurb. You can hear what they have to say by clicking here. I've also posted a new Idea in the Fight! section.

~ Bunny

Bumper Stickers

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One of the things I like to do to relax is to browse the internet. I guess you could say it's kind of like a hobby (I've heard people call watching television their hobby - that's also pretty bad). I don't really like to do physical activities like exercising (yeah, I know), and there's not too many things to do around here that anyone could call 'amusements', so reading, talking with friends, looking for stuff to eat (and then eating it), and browsing the internet are what I like to do best. Which brings me to the subject of today's entry - annoying bumper stickers. Here's one of the stupidest ones I found tonight:

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Not really sure what to say about it other than this bumper sticker makes no logical sense to me at all (if anyone out there can educate me as to how U.S. soldiers have saved us from speaking Arabic, Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, Russian, or [insert evil/inferior foreign language here], please feel free to e-mail me a mini-history lesson). Okay, here's another:

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Aren't human beings also made of meat...?

Yesterday Bunny and I were arguing about something (not bumper stickers) and she implied that I'm a humorless slug (by calling me a "humorless slug"). I may be a slug (see exercise thing, above), but I don't think I'm actually totally humorless. But I've noticed that whenever I don't laugh at something somebody else thinks is funny (no matter how offensive or stupid that thing may be), suddenly I'm 'humorless'. Like now.

~ pinky

Not a Good Performance; Moving On

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Hi everybody.

It's a good thing March has 31 days in it, otherwise I would have had no entries this month. We finally finished our first video episode yesterday, and while we're quite happy to get number one out of the way, making that episode was also a pretty stressful process. I suspect we're going to run into quite a bit of problems for a while, being that I'm not going to be able to fix many of the problems we encountered any time soon. First off, we found out right away that I'm not a good performer. Talking with your friends is sure a lot different from talking with a microphone and camera in front of you and having that little red recording light flashing. I'm learning all kinds of things I didn't really want to know about myself: I tend to slur a lot of words together. I tend to trail off at the ends of sentences. I mispronounce a lot of words. When I'm reading my script, it really sounds like I'm reading from a script. And it's almost as if the harder I try, the worse everything gets. Plus, I really don't like the sound of my voice… I think I need voice lessons, acting lessons, and a whole bunch of other lessons I've never even heard of yet. I'm sure it's just going to take a lot of practicing on my part to get better, and it's actually really nerve-wracking to think that there's people out there listening as I'm floundering around in front of a microphone. My ego's all slumped over and tired from the mean ass-kicking it received this week.

But Bunny, Mimi, Kim, and I, we've been talking about it a lot these past few weeks, and we keep on coming to the same conclusion - it's important to keep working. We'll keep trying to improve as we go along, but for the time being, we just feel like we have to be stubborn and single-minded and force our way forward. We read the newspapers every day and sometimes we just feel so overwhelmed, almost like there's nothing we can do to make anything better. We probably won't know for a while if anybody will find The Pinky Show useful in some way or not, but one thing we've definitely found out for ourselves already, is that in order to make The Pinky Show, we have to talk a lot things out. And all this talking and discussion is helping us to kind of sort out our thoughts and think through some of the things that's been pressing down on us. An other option would be for us to lie around and spend all our time complaining and whining about stuff - I'm pretty sure that kind of behavior accomplishes absolutely nothing. Cats don't live a long time you know, we're here in this world for a little while and then we're gone. We don't have much time to waste.

~pinky

Our First Video Episode

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I just put our first video episode online (Fabulous Imperialism: The Columbian Exposition of 1893). Working on it was fun - not counting the research and collection of all the materials, that episode took us about a week to put together. It's a bit rough and now that we are done with it, there's quite a few parts that we would have liked to have done differently (or better). But rather than keep on working on it forever we decided to move along and just put it out there and see what people say about it. So there it is. Hopefully we'll get feedback that'll help us to get better at making these things.

To me, the first half is kind of boring but it is necessary and the second half ties everything together so please watch the whole thing carefully.

~ Bunny

We're on a Roll

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We are on a mini-roll. Another blurb done, this one is about elephants. No real message or anything like that, we just liked Tim's elephant story and decided to share it with everyone. Mimi was upset that we put in the picture of the elephant stepping on that person's head - she said it is 'anti-elephant', which I don’t think it is. If anything, I think it's anti-guy-riding-the-elephant or anti-guy-who-told-guy-riding-the-elephant-to-step-on-that-other-guy's-head. Anyway, the new blurb is here.

~ Bunny

Watch a New Blurb

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Another blurb done. This one is about those 'Support Our Troops' ribbon stickers. I don't know if they are popular all over the country but around here they are everywhere. Please watch, download, and e-mail.

~ Bunny

The Pinky Show Trailer

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Okay, so we finally have a short video introduction to The Pinky Show. You can watch it by clicking on the tiny television set icon on our home page. Pinky and I never made anything like that before so we just watched a bunch of trailers to get some kind of ideas. The first thing we noticed is that all the trailers are 2:30 minutes long (why is that?). Ours came out to be 2:21 - we tried but couldn't think of nine more seconds of something to put in there, sorry.

~ Bunny

Our First Blurb

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First blurb done. Click here to watch it. Small enough to download and attach to e-mail. Please e-mail to your friends if you like. It's about B2 bombers. According to Pinky they actually built those B2 bombers very near here. Thank you.

~ Bunny