Amazing Grace (Freak Magnetism, explained)

by meanlouise September 21, 2010 reader favorites

I am a Freak Magnet. This means I attract Freaks. Non-Freak Magnets don’t understand this, and you can’t ever fully explain the depths of wackiness a Freak plumbs when they encounter a Magnet. Freaks aren’t normal people who engage in small-talk while stuck in an interminable line, or ask you to help them find a […]

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"I made them myself…in prison."

by meanlouise May 6, 2009 florida files

I have so-called affinity license plates. I’m pretty sure the only place you can get valid license plates is through the DMV. I mention this because over the last few months several people have asked me where I got my license plates. The best answer I’ve come up with so far is, “I made them […]

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by meanlouise November 2, 2008 jesus files, the
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Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby

by meanlouise March 9, 2008 humor

Our cable was out last night and Overlord, our Tivo, failed to record Ogre. Fortunately, the tense situation was resolved sometime just before midnight and a Torchwood crisis was narrowly averted. Later, Overlord recorded Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby. Once again, I am in the weird-feeling position of stating, “I like another Will […]

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getting god – no, just godspell

by meanlouise September 24, 2005 television

Over the years I’ve sat through innumerable productions of Godspell out of support for various actor friends. I was fairly certain that at this point in my life I need never see Godspell again. Ever. Ever. Ever. Or so I thought. Despite an allergy to musical theatre and lifelong overexposure to said production, I’ve purposely […]

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catholic fieldtrip

by meanlouise December 23, 2004 jesus files, the

Having time to kill this morning before a doctor’s appointment, I made Husband go on a little sidetrip to visit the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (or, as we call it, Basillica Joe’s) to see the church all decked out in Christmas finery. We (ok, I) lit a candle for my brother and then […]

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my yard is holier than your yard

by meanlouise October 29, 2004 jesus files, the

Usually I encounter the evangelicals stumping for Bush at the Metro. Yesterday, they came to our door to explain about how Kerry wants to outlaw the Bible and how the demonic jews and muslims and buddhists are ruining the country. Now, don’t be thinking the Jews aren’t useful – we need them to guard Israel […]

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talking Jesus action figures!

by meanlouise July 12, 2004 jesus files, the

Don’t believe I’ve seen this before!

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the forcefield is working again

by meanlouise April 28, 2003 jesus files, the

Yesterday on the way home from work, I saw Jesus again. [the link to is dead, but in summary: BobTheCorgi kept running into Jesus and got a picture of him in the steps of the Capitol, surrounded by a flock of stuffed sheep). He was back in Georgetown, standing in front of the Exorcist […]

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Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter!!!

by meanlouise October 17, 2002 jesus files, the

I’m finally going to see Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday night! It’s part of reel affirmations, which has lots of other cool movies, but this is the coolest. If I remember we bought tickets. I left work and forgot it was Atomic Night. Sorry folks. I still love you, […]

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