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The American Caliban
[Current Mood |frustrated]

Car: battery needs replacing, possible mysterious damage to electrical leads

Computers: home server blew up for no discernible reason. Big networking hardware at job is behaving erratically and goes off the air if it's bumped or insulted.

Light bulbs: 8 blew out this week.

Toaster: died suddenly this week

Phone: my third (!) Cingular 8525/HTC Tytn died, and I'm out of warranty. Do not buy this phone. It has awesome features and runs great and then breaks. Now I have to buy a phone cash and I need a pretty good one because job and $$$.

New lamps my mom got: won't use 3-way bulbs although they have 3-way switch.

My own nerves: conducting oddly on one side.

[User Picture]From: halfjack
2008-02-04 07:42 am (UTC)
Does it smell of burned engine oil? Bob is coming.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2008-02-04 07:51 am (UTC)
What, the toaster?
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[User Picture]From: nebris
2008-02-04 08:03 am (UTC)
Well, Mercury did go Retrograde this week.

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[User Picture]From: substitute
2008-02-04 08:20 am (UTC)

I have a Honda product.

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[User Picture]From: tuliphead
2008-02-04 08:18 am (UTC)
dunno if you need phone recommendations but i do really love my Blackjack.

maybe you should take a pair of shoes, tie them together, and throw them over a power line near the house of someone you dislike. give the electricity spirits another target!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2008-02-04 08:20 am (UTC)
I ordered a Motorola Q. It'll be wrong in NEW ways!!
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[User Picture]From: anaisdjuna
2008-02-04 08:42 am (UTC)

Hee hee.... Funny subject line :-)
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2008-02-04 08:43 am (UTC)
Don't laugh! They'll HEAR you!
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[User Picture]From: anaisdjuna
2008-02-04 10:27 am (UTC)

*whispers* "Ok I'll Be vewwy vewwy quiet!"

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[User Picture]From: planetdracula
2008-02-04 11:11 am (UTC)
well, mind control people would say it's some guy with a satellite dish across the street fuckin' up yr shit with his transmissions, but I'm saying "no" on that. The light bulbs however suggest you oughta have somebody check your wiring to me - that and the toaster? Some circuit's overloading routinely I'd think, not actually knowing anything about this kinda thing tho.
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2008-02-04 12:45 pm (UTC)
Maybe Zuse killed your Tytns with a Thndrb0lt.
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From: threepunchstuff
2008-02-05 07:13 am (UTC)
I had to put on a little dress for how much this made me giggle and feel wee. WHEEE.
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From: sachmet
2008-02-04 03:27 pm (UTC)
You have to re-capture the Elebits to make them happy again!
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[User Picture]From: kasheri
2008-02-04 06:25 pm (UTC)
Great icon. DG's Lemonhead rules!
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[User Picture]From: jakeinhartsel
2008-02-04 03:30 pm (UTC)
I would guess that it has been a long time since you either sacrificed a fatted lamb or drank a toast to Bacchus.
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[User Picture]From: skepticle
2008-02-04 05:38 pm (UTC)
Looks like you are the victim of the Pauli effect.

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From: sakkaranoush
2008-02-04 05:56 pm (UTC)
You've got to do the electrical safety dance to appease the angry electrical spirits! You can toast if you want to...you can leave your toast behind...
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[User Picture]From: hotelsamurai
2008-02-04 06:32 pm (UTC)
1. Trap a raccoon or opossum.
2. Drive to your local substation.
3. Release the poor critter inside the fence.
4. Once it has been fried by the transformer, causing a major outage, the electricity gods will be appeased.
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[User Picture]From: culfinglin
2008-02-04 10:27 pm (UTC)

from the 'if nothing else works...' category

try making a little shrine to every deity connected to electricity and lightning you can think of, then leave small offerings of shiny metal things.

hey, it's worth a shot, right?
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[User Picture]From: sooz
2008-02-05 12:29 am (UTC)
whoa.. thats never happened to me.. electricity loves me :(
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From: ganatronic
2008-02-05 08:14 am (UTC)
Sunspots, man. They affect things all the damn time. I blame them all the time.
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