Sunday, December 31, 2006

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Rudyard Kipling


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Rudyard Kipling

Friday, December 29, 2006

happy birthday mary tyler moore

ok....everyone sing along
then throw your hat up in the air!

Who can turn the world on with her smile?

Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it's you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all

How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all

Thursday, December 28, 2006

How to make love stay

Thought i would quote my favorite author, Tom Robbins today. This is from Still Life With Woodpecker.

"Who knows how to make love stay?

Tell love you are going to the Junior's Deli on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to pick up a cheesecake, and if love stays, it can have half. It will stay.

Tell love you want a momento of it and obtain a lock of its hair. Burn the hair in a dime-store incense burner with yin/yang symbols on three sides. Face southwest. Talk fast over the burning hair in a convincingly exotic language. Remove the ashes of the burnt hair and use them to paint a mustache on your face. Find love. Tell it you are someone new. It will stay.

Wake love up in the middle of the night. Tell it the world is on fire. Dash to the bedroom window and pee out of it. Casually return to bed and assure love that everything is going to be all right. Fall asleep. Love will be there in the morning.

-Tom Robbins

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

New Book by Planet Calamari Publishing

What is the sound the uterus makes when a woman is suffering from fibroids or endometriosis? What are your options to treat these conditions?

Most American women are given the choice of hysterectomy or hormones until menopause to relieve the symptoms of these disorders. What most women don't know is that there is another, healthier way. Screaming Uterus Syndrome describes approaches to treating these ailments with Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, vitamins, along with diet and lifestyle changes. In this book you will find:

  • Basic anatomy and descriptions of these diagnoses
  • Clinical information for acupuncturists
  • Self-help information for laypersons and more!

Know your options before choosing a therapy. Read Screaming Uterus Syndrome and learn how to stop the shouting.

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Godfather of Soul

James Brown
May 3, 1933- December 25, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

happy festivus

A Festivus for the Rest of Us

Bring out the pole...

Prepare for the feats of strengths.

According to Wikipedia the holiday was not invented for Seinfeld. It was first invented in 1966 by the father of a Seinfeld writer.
click here to read the real version of Festivus from wikipedia

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Happy Festivus from Planet Calamari!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Another Christmas Miracle...

It's a Christmas Komodo dragon miracle!: Flora, a female Komodo dragon, is pregnant with seven little Komodo dragons that she conceived asexually through parthenogenesis

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

happy birthday frank zappa

December 21, 1940 - December 4, 1993

"A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians."
- Frank Zappa

I have a thing for Frank Zappa. His words, his opinions and his get in your face don't mess with my rights attitude....what a guy! Not only was he a great musician, but he was SMART..... a genius. How often does that happen these days?

We were both born in the same hospital and he passed away on my birthday. I took it personal.
Today when you are flossing, think of Frank.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Happy Birthday Jane Austen

December 16, 1775 - July 18, 1817

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.
A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Happy Birthday Alexandre Gustave Eiffel

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (December 15, 1832December 27, 1923; in IPA, in English was a French engineer and architect and a specialist of metallic structures. He is famous for designing the Eiffel Tower, built 1887-1889 for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris, France, and the armature for the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, USA
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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Etching of St. Juan Diego by Jose Guadalupe Posada

The Virgin of Guadalupe is one of my most favorite Mexican icons. After living so close to the Mexican border for so long, it is hard not to associate this image with more than just the Catholic belief. It is the symbol of Mexican culture and ancient civilizations that lived there long before the rise of christianity.
The Wikipedia article explains it so much better than i ever could.

From Wikipedia :
"The Virgin of Guadalupe has also symbolized the Mexican nation since Mexico's War of Independence. Both Miguel Hidalgo and Emiliano Zapata's armies traveled underneath Guadalupan flags, and the Virgin is generally recognized as a symbol of all Mexicans. The Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes once said that " may no longer consider himself a Christian, but you cannot truly be considered a Mexican unless you believe in the Virgin of Guadalupe"

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Monday, December 11, 2006

crayons not war

The Peaceful Art series is one of the most popular designs on planet is so refreshing to see that PEACE is finally making a comeback! click here to see this and other peaceful art designs on clothing for adults, children and even dogs as well as gifts for the home and office.

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

happy birthday emily dickinson

December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul,
and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”
- Emily Dickinson

Friday, December 08, 2006

happy birthday diego rivera

Detail Of A Dream Of A Sunday Afternoon In Alameda Park

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

happy birthday endora!

Agnes Moorehead
12-06-1900 - 4-30-1974

happy birthday steven wright

Here are just a few great quotes by Steven Wright:

"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time."
"I bought some batteries, but they weren't included."

"I was walking down the street wearing glasses when the prescription ran out."

"It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it."

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

happy birthday walt disney...
my hero!

December 5, 1901- December 15, 1966

"If you can dream it, you can do it.
Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
Walt Disney

Tonight make a wish on a star!
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Monday, December 04, 2006

happy 50th birthday princess calamari

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are

Anything your heart desire
Will come to you.

If your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme.

When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do

Fate is kind...
She brings to those who love

The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing

Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through

When you wish upon a star
...Your dreams come true...

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

happy sunday!

You're out of the woods, You're out of the dark, You're out of the night.
Step into the sun, Step into the light.
Keep straight ahead for the most glorious place
On the Face of the Earth or the sky.
Hold onto your breath, Hold onto your heart, Hold onto your hope.
March up to the gate
'and bid it open

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Happy Birthday Divine Miss M!

Happy Birthday to one of my most favorite Sagittarius performer......Bette Midler.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

happy birthday mark twain!

November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910

When you want genuine music--music that will come right home to you like a bad quarter, suffuse your system like strychnine whisky, go right through you like Brandreth's pills, ramify your whole constitution like the measles, and break out on your hide like the pin-feather pimples on a picked goose,--when you want all this, just smash your piano, and invoke the glory-beaming banjo!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

happy birthday jon stewart

A true sagittaurius!....
Thank you for daring to give us a truthful version of the news with humor.
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Sunday, November 26, 2006

happy birthday charles schultz

November 26, 1922 - February 12, 2000

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.”

Visit the official webiste for more about Charles Schultz and his work at

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Give the Gift of Om this Holiday

click here to see the Sanskrit Om design in a spectrum of colors on clothing, t-shirts and other gifts for this holiday.

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Dogs Doing Yoga?
Unusual Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers

Massachusetts Artist and Canine Acupuncturist launches new inspired and unusual products that make the perfect gift for dog lovers everywhere.

Dogs Doing Yoga? Unusual Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers Salem, MA, November 22, 2006 --Planet Calamari, owned by Jeanie Marie Kraft, a canine acupuncturist and artist, announces new products that make the perfect holiday gift for dog lovers everywhere. From dogs doing yoga, to dogs getting acupuncture, the art is off-beat, playful and heartwarming, and it is available printed on a wide variety of products. All the products may be purchased through the website .

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

happy birthday harpo marx!

November 23, 1888 - September 28, 1964

and a very happy tra la la la la to captain bean'o of the famed air band! t'yes OH BOY!

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

happy birthday voltaire

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778)
better known by the pen name Voltaire

happy birthday to bjork too!

Monday, November 20, 2006

happy birthday duane allman

Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971)
Eat a Peach while playing Free Bird today!

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Save the Pink Flamingos

Kitsch connoisseurs champion the plastic pink flamingo lawn ornament as its production comes to an end in Massachusetts.
Associated Press

LEOMINSTER, Mass. - The day Mayor Dean Mazzarella turned 40, he got a surprise.

''After I woke up and went out for my morning run, I came back and there were 40 pink flamingos in my front lawn,'' Mazzarella recalled. ``Someone had put them there as a joke.'' Now that he's 49 -- ''the same age as the pink flamingo,'' he notes -- he hopes both he and the iconic lawn ornament that his city claims as its own will still be around next year to celebrate 50.
But the original version of the plastic flamingo may be singing its swan song.
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