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Milos George is a writer/editor and activist who has vowed to wipe out the disease Endemic Treponematosis within his lifetime. To raise awareness of ET, Mr. George has vowed to create one panel a day of his photocomic/monkey suicide note The Last Road Home, for the rest of his life.

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a few random thoughts about the Red Cross

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It's remarkable what a day or two of no power, water
or food can do; I saw grown adults running to the Red
Cross' Disastermobiles like kids chasing the Good
Humor Man.

At a resource depot, an RC volunteer will all but
shoehorn as much stuff [hundreds of dollars worth of
food, cleanup supplies, etc.] into your car as they
humanly can, but at an RC paperwork center, an RC
volunteer will demand to inspect your house to
ascertain that you did, in fact, lose almost all your
perishable food [I guess they have inspectors who can
see the ghosts of spoiled food and ruined clothing] so
you can get a voucher for a couple hundred bucks to
buy food.

Red Cross lunch sandwiches have a half-life of
plutonium. And baked Doritos are actually pretty good.

25th Jul 2006, 20:03   comments (4)

Still July 4

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The day's haul, the section of a room that the haul
came from, and the entire room yet to go.
25th Jul 2006, 19:45   comments (0)

Calvin's corpse

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I was fascinated that my Complete Calvin & Hobbes set
swelled so much from the floodwater but didn't burst
[even after we slit the shrinkwrap off] like my
Complete Far Side, Art of Jack Kirby and Monster
Society of Evil slipcases did. It was a sturdy little
bastard. It really does look dead, doesn't it?
25th Jul 2006, 19:43   comments (0)

more pictures to cause nerds pain

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And I feel fine, despite still being a nerd.Did you know that hot, moldering, waterlogged paper
has much the same consistency as rotting meat, at
least as far as flies are concerned? I didn't realize
until a few days later that I wasn't hallucinating;
there really were colonies of maggots in a solid block
of pulp that once were my author's copies of my TCJ
books. Yowza.
25th Jul 2006, 19:38   comments (1)

My independence from material possessions has been declared [July 4]

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you know that faintly guilty feeling you get when
friends help you move and break their backs lugging
your library around? It's an exponentially worse
feeling when the books are waterlogged, heavy and
rancid smelling. I couldn't stop apologizing for being
a reader and pack rat.
25th Jul 2006, 19:30   comments (2)

July 3, first day in the basement

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The water had receded down to about two inches below
the tops of our muck boots -- the fire company we had
arranged to pump out the water didn't show, so a $60
sump pump was the only thing we had running that day
-- so the focus was on getting the big stuff up and
out; sleeper sofa, treadmill, etc. The mulch from the
tree plantings left a marker for how high and far the
flood water came to the house. And the mountain of
debris and garbage in front of the school grew higher
than the school itself in literally a few hours.
25th Jul 2006, 18:56   comments (1)

Sheds from other counties [July 2]

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Most of these sheds are still where they were
transplanted to by the flood. Remarkable how they all
land on the same side, regardless of size, contents or
construction.
25th Jul 2006, 05:17   comments (0)

cars from other counties [July 2]

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Every mile or so, you could find another car in a
field or yard, placed wherever the floodwater left it.
Water really is the strongest elemental force on
Earth.
25th Jul 2006, 05:14   comments (0)