Central Snark

Pretend You Didn’t See this Yesterday by Snuppy
Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 6:24am
Filed under: snark ops

SINCE most of you didn’t (see the following post yesterday), that shouldn’t be too much of a stretch! On this fine(ish) Tuesday, we are featuring another question from SPIN CYCLE, which, we agree, is a topic all parents, parents-to-be, people who have parents, and people who never want to be parents but have opinions on such things should find interesting. That doesn’t mean you will, but, for the sake of a topic, we don’t care.

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Spin Cycle writes:

Ooooh Ooooh (I am channeling Horseshack from Welcome Back Kotter) Here’s a topic. “Who’s responsible for making sure your child knows about birth control, STI’s, sex etc.. Is it Mom and Dad’s responsibility, or is it the school’s responsiblity?” Having a HUGE debate at work right now about this.

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So? What do you think, Snarkletts? Is it Mom & Dad’s responsibility to dispense this information? Or should we just let our kids find out about all things related to the “birds & bees” by watching past episodes of Real Sex on HBO? Weigh in. Unless, of course, you did yesterday, only to find your comment dashed to it’s death on the deleted rocks below and/or applied to yesterday’s post. In which case it sounded like you thought it was your parent’s responsibility to teach you how to disco, and that you were bitter because they never told you about all the variations available and/or that proper gear could make the difference between a successful “casual” encounter on the floor and one in which you’d be shuffle-ball-kicking yourself all the way into the pits of hell.

~ snuppy

Huh?? by Snuppy
Tuesday, 11 July 2006, 8:02am
Filed under: snark ops

WE saw THIS ARTICLE yesterday, but, since we didn’t want to interrupt the good Snarking already underway, we (wisely) decided to wait until today to ask your opinion of this bizarre bit of potential movie casting. Of course, maybe we’re the only ones who think it’s weird. In which case, maybe we’re wrong to think it’s even MORE weird that THIS ACTRESS has already announced her intention to play the role. Wrong or right, we do know one thing… this stuff makes our head hurt.

How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man?” ~ Bob Dylan

~ snuppy 

Happy Birthday by Snuppy
Thursday, 6 July 2006, 8:34am
Filed under: snark ops

TODAY, George W. Bush, self-proclaimed POTUS, turns 60. A few weeks ago, one of us heard an interview on NPR with a “performance artist”,  travelling around the country gathering birthday greetings for Dubya. Her “performance” included sitting down at a typewriter while folks dictated a few lines to her, which she typed on a postcard. We know we were sorry we missed her when she came to a city near us. Gosh! To see some lame-ass broad young lady dressed in a mini-skirt and white knee-high boots, sitting down at a typewriter alone would have been worth the price of admission.

In fact, we were so disheartened to have been denied this unique experience, we’ve decided to do our own version of the “performance” here in the Snark Park. That way we can provide everyone with a chance to wish the Prez something. Maybe it’s Happy Birthday, maybe it’s… well, we’ll leave that to your collective imaginations.

Of course, if you’re disinclined to acquiesce, perhaps you’d prefer to mark the birthday of another, quite possibly more popular icon, the Bikini. You know, we used to have one of those, until we caught a glimpse of ourselves in it a few years ago, and realized the world would be a far better place if we never put one on again.

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age.  Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.”  ~Tom Wilson

~ snuppy

some comments get lost…. by Snuppy
Wednesday, 28 June 2006, 1:29pm
Filed under: snark ops

Hi all, I put the red bud masthead up in honour of the growing season that is getting going here ( I know, you all are WAY ahead of me). I’ll leave it for a while now, then try another lamp one for you later.

I wanted to mention again that some usernames keep getting caught by the spam catcher on this blog.  Cowgirl, Village Idiot and Ariella/Logo have been the most often caught.

Just reminding you that this can happen so you don’t get upset when your comments are missing. This is supposed to be a ‘learning’ program (Akismet) and when you tell it something is not spam, it shouldn’t catch it again….however, I have concluded that it is developmentally delayed 🙂

Pictures to consider for the masthead by Snuppy
Wednesday, 28 June 2006, 12:17am
Filed under: snark ops

Here are some candidates for the picture at the top of blog. I already tried them all out and the last 4 or 5 look best. The top few are too busy (except for the one that’s mostly sky)

Please note, now that we’ve got it figured out how to do this, anyone can give us a picture anytime to try on top. Its just got to be big enough that it can be resized and/or cropped to 730×140 pixels without distorting.

Lotsa trees:

1) dppark3.jpgdppark3.jpg
2) dpriver1.jpg dpriver1.jpg
3) dphill5sky.jpg dphill5sky.jpg
4) cptrees1.jpg cptrees1.jpg
5) cptreelamp.jpg cptreelamp.jpg
6) cparkverygreen.jpg cparkverygreen.jpg
7) cparktrees1.jpg cparktrees1.jpg

8) kdpark.jpgkdpark.jpg
9) mastheadparkwater.jpg mastheadparkwater.jpg
10) cparkredbuds.jpg cparkredbuds.jpg
11) hndogpark.jpg hndogpark.jpg
12) hndogpanorama.jpg


13) intvertedlamp_1.jpg


14) dppark3mirror.jpg


Tell me honestly….. by Snuppy
Friday, 23 June 2006, 8:38pm
Filed under: snark ops

This is Laura posting. I would appreciate it if over the weekend people come to this thread and give their honest thoughts on how things are going in the park. Last weekend we had the discussion about the rating of the blog and content. I'd like to hear people's impressions and suggestions if you have any.

Honestly? after a week I don't think I fit in here. If everyone else is enjoying what's happening and the park is viable as is, say so. If there needs to be changes, guidelines, please say so.  ***PLEASE NOTE, An Update: First, after reading last night's comments I want people to stop being concerned about offending me. That didn't happen. OK? Upfront-I like and accept the people coming here, don't sweat that, please.  Uncomfortable means something different. Which I'll try to clarify in them comments rather than hog 'air time' here.

I won't say any more about my opinions right now because I don't want to influence anyone. I haven't asked Sophie's permission to post this or had time to discuss it with her so don't blame her if you don't like this. You can mail me (or her) privately if you'd rather communicate that way. There is also a blog mail box you can send mail to by clicking on the page about that says 'contact one hot puppy'. So, lots of options.
I don't know how much I'll be able to get here this weekend so wanted to get the post up sooner rather than later.

thanks for your input!


you got caught in the spam catcher…. by Snuppy
Thursday, 22 June 2006, 7:20pm
Filed under: snark ops

I just checked the spam bucket and comments from the Village Idiot, Cowgirl, and O'Ceallaigh were in there and one waiting for moderation. I have no idea why but in case you posted a comment today or yesterday that didn't show up…that explains it.

I approved them all so they should show up in their appropriate places!

Carry on.