was just listening to a grateful dead mix on youtube at work and this little diddy came on:
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikVAuFu5v9s"]YouTube - Jerry Garcia Band-Forever Young (10-31-86)[/url]
^^it was also apparently the first show he did coming back from the coma he was in.
also, investigating, there was also a Phish show in Plainfield, VT
a Slayer show at The Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA
The Allman Brothers played MSG in NY
David Lee Roth played Maple Leaf Garden in Toronto, ON
Crocodile Dundee was the #1 box office hit:
15 minutes of MTV from 10/31/1986(Halloween Horror Show =):
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3DbnxrHhDc"]YouTube - "MTV" Commercials (October 31st, 1986)[/url]
LOL this is hilarious:
Poke My Birthday on 31.October.1986
On your Way to Your Birthday on 31.October.1986:
You were born on Friday on 31.October.1986 and you think this is your oldest day of your life history but you are sadly wrong. Let's surprise you:
25.December.1985, Wednesday, (Your birthday -310 days):
On 25.December.1985, Wednesday, your father has produced the semen that will be half of you soon.
He produced 1000 sperms every second of his life and you will be be lucky one out of 500 million sperm he sent on their way in the conceivement. You may find interesting to know that if he had drunk (or not drunk) coffee on this Wednesday morning, you might born completely as someone else (for instance in the opposite sex) as kafein changes the speed of male sperms.
9.January.1986, Thursday (Your birthday -295 days):
Today your mother ad her last menstrual cycle and started building up the egg, that will be the other half of you.
After today, she will not have this cycle again for a very long time (thanks to you!). She spent Thursday as moody, anxious, short-tempered and you should be glad, you were not around her that day!
24.January.1986, Friday (Your birthday -280 days):
Your mother's egg is ready to build the other half of you and your father and your mother got together to make you.
But there is still no "you" around so don't get excited much. It can take several hours for your father's sperm to reach your mother's egg and now it is just on its way out.
25.January.1986, Saturday (Your birthday -279 days):
Out of 500 million sperm on their way to your mother's egg, the sperm which built you has won the race by coming first and the sperm and the egg is became one to make your very first cell. Do you see how lucky your half (the sperm) be by winning coming up first among 500 million other rivals? Never tell you are not lucky anymore!
We can call Saturday, 25.January.1986 as your "first day alive" because this is when you are a living entity, an embryo, congratulations! Although you are just a 1 cell creature today your unique DNA is also formed so your future destiny like your sex, height, physical apperance, intelligence, characteristic and vulnability to certain dissesases is already been determined.
8.February.1986, Saturday (Your birthday -265 days):
If your mother is an intelligent women, she would have suspected that she is pregnant at 8.February.1986, Saturday. She is not very sure yet but she is suspicious. We hope she was excited and joyed, not worried.
15.February.1986, Saturday (Your birthday -258 days):
Today your mother is telling your father about her pregrancy and he is celebrating to be a daddy!
Day 15.February.1986, Saturday is also important in that, your heart has pumped for the first time today. We don't know if it is a coincedence that your father learned about you in the very day, your heart first pumped!
2.May.1986, Friday (Your birthday -182 days):
Your parents could have lawfully got an abortion until 2.May.1986, Friday so this is also an important day of your life. Today they decided you should live!
We are glad they didn't otherwise, we'd lose one site visitor in pokemybirthday.com.
31.October.1986, Friday(Your birthday):
You are born to a cruel world. Happy birthday little buddy! We hope you remember to enjoy your life which was a big journey from day minus 310 to today.
Something Interesting Fact About Your Life
Born 31.October.1986?: Here is some intersting in your life:
(Add courtesy of PokeMyBirthday.com and feel free to post this info about 31.October.1986?)
* Your lucky days are Friday (Conceivement date, Your parents decided to not to have an abortion, You were born) and Saturday (Your first cell is built, Your mother suspects she is pregnant, Your heart beat for the first time).
* You are exactly 24 years 22 weeks 5 days 10 hours 43 minutes 40 seconds old.
* You will receive your next birthday gift in 30 weeks 1 day 12 hours 16 minutes 20 seconds later.
* If your hair were never cut since 31.October.1986, it would be 3.559 m. today.
* If your nails were never cut since 31.October.1986, they would be 8.830 cm. today.
* An apple tree seeded on 31.October.1986, bore 2,168.770 kg. apple till today.
Its contribution to economy is $8,653.4 and it fed 3,639 people. We hope that in your life you, as a human being, achieved more than that poor apple tree.
EVEN MORE LOLS @ Ask Uncle Ezra from Cornell University:
DEAR UNCLE EZRA:
THE ONLY THING I CAN DO EFFICIENTLY ON A COMPUTER IS TURN THE THING ON. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY ELECTRONIC ADDRESS AND HOW DO YOU USE AN ELECTRONIC ADDRESS? SIGNED STRUGGLING WITH COMPUTERS
Actually, you've already accomplished the hardest part ... getting started. Once you've learned how to "get online," the rest is (fairly) easy.
Your electronic address is based on your userid. Mine is UNC@CORNELLC. Ask your friends what their e-address is, and you can send notes via computer.
What else can you do with the computer? What can a carpenter do with a saw? Many things. I use it mostly for word-processing (faster and easier than a typewriter), electronic mail (like this letter to you), and for CUINFO (an important information resource). If you stop by G-26 Uris Hall, you can get more information about how to use the mainframe and public PC's to help you with almost any task. Welcome to the computer age.
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Please tell me what has been implemented, if anything, to make it easier for non-drinking students to succeed in the Cornell social scene. As a non-drinker, I am very interested in seeing a 'follow up' to the letters written to you earlier this year; I'd like to get involved with people who share these feelings.
Dear Waiting Sober,
Now that the drinking age has been raised to 21, a lot of activities are "dry." While large private parties may still encourage drinking, there are other ways to break into the social scene. How about checking out the Cornell Daily Sun, or the weekly papers (Grapevine & Ithaca Times) to find clubs and activities of interest to you?
Also, because many others on campus are concerned about alcohol abuse, more organizations are trying to offer alcohol-free activities. Unions & Activities, for example, has changed many of its special programs, such as Mardi Gras, to eliminate alcohol. So there should be more options every day as organizations wake up to the new reality.
And if you're really interested in the topic of alcohol, you might want to check out the ALERT program, which is student-run and addresses issues of alcohol awareness. The program is looking for new students to get involved. Check it out by calling Nancy Reynolds in Gannett at 255-4782 or 255-6839.
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Dear Uncle Ezra,
I am a graduate student who commutes every day. The parking sticker on my rear view mirror no longer sticks and has fallen off. The traffic bureau (the man in the booth) has told me they would not replace it What can I do? I've paid my $100. I'm afraid I might be towed.
October 31, 1986
It seems there is a lot you can do. Perhaps the most reasonable course of action would be simply taping the sticker back to your rear view mirror, but if this is an unsatisfying solution to you, you can easily get a new sticker. According to the Traffic Bureau, all you need to do is take your unsticky sticker to them at 116 Maple Avenue between 8 am and 5 pm on weekdays and they will replace it for free. If you've lost the sticker, the replacement will cost $20, significantly less than the cost of a ticket and towing.
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Dear Uncle Ezra...October,
Dear Uncle Ezra:
does that vitamin e stuff really work?
Dear Vitamin Conscious,
Since I'm more concerned about eating a balanced diet than following vitamin claims, I checked with Dr. Marge Devine in nutrition to get a more knowledgable response. My understanding of her answer follows:
No. Over the years many vitamin-hawkers have made claims that vitamin E can improve sexual potency and althetic performance. This is probably based on the claim that vitamin E deficiency symptoms include muscle cramps, weakness and reduced sex drive. However, none of these claims has been experimentally supported.
In an attempt to take advantages of these mythical properties of vitamin E, people often take vitamin E supplements. While the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for vitamin E is 10 mg for men and 8 mg for women, supplements increase intake to hundreds of milligrams. At about 300 milligrams, vitamin E becomes TOXIC TO THE BODY, a situation that may increase blood cholesterol levels. Additionally, excess vitamin E is not excreted from the body, but is stored in fat cells, so that over time, excess vitamin E can be quite dangerous.
Vitamin E does have uses in the body. It's main one is protecting cell membranes. This may delay symptoms of aging. It is present in many foods - beans, rice, eggs, meat, oils, grains - so that people normally do not need to supplement it at all.
Experts do not all agree on the above. Maybe you should just try my approach -- eat a balanced diet. Your body will thank you for many years to come.
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DEAR UNCLE EZRA:
THANK YOU FOR PUTTING WONDERING IN HIS PLACE. YOU ARE TRULY A CORNELL GENTLEMAN. THANK YOU AGAIN PERSONS WHO ARE NOT WONDERING
Dear Non-Wondering Persons,
It's good to know there are more of us who are not wondering. Read on to see Wondering's apology for his superficial remarks. I was not trying to "put him in his place." I was trying to educate him about the error in his thinking. If more of us take this approach, Cornell will become even better for all.
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One of my housemates wants to bring a dog into our apartment for her personal safety (to keep away crazies). My other housemate is alergic to dogs, and obviously does not want it. The first person claims the second is disregarding her personal safety, the second claims the first is disregarding her health. We all agreed in the beginning of the year that there be no pets in the apartment. Any suggestions????????
Stuck In The Middle
Now you know how King Solomon must have felt.
Many people are concerned about their safety these days, especially in view of the recent crimes in this area. I think it is wise for your apartmentmate to be concerned with safety, and maybe all of you can brainstorm ways to improve the security of your apartment.
On the other hand, allergic reactions can be just as dangerous to an individual as a break-in to your apartment. At the very least, allergic reactions can be annoying and distracting. If all of you agreed that there would be no pets, it seems reasonable to stick to the agreement.
An apartmentmate conflict can make life miserable for all involved, and it sounds especially tough for you since you are "stuck in the middle". Discussing conflicts can help clear the air and settle the issues. Perhaps it is time to call an apartment meeting where you could discuss apartment safety, find out more about the reason (or reasons) your apartmentmate wants a dog and try to find alternative ways of filling those wants, and become a little more friendly to each other. Uncle Ezra
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Dear Uncle Ezra,
This is a great idea, espcially sine the book in uris library has been eliminated. People need a place to ask those unanswered questions and it is fun just to see an xchange of ideas held on such a large basis. I mean where can you turn to ask why are there no doors on the stalls in Teagle? Why did Bill the cat die? (alright I know he did'nt wash his face.) But why is G-1 Uris kept at perfect ambionic temperature to lull us back into a fetal posistion and subsequent slepp during lectures. I mean the wa The entire room is a WOMB! Thanks. VPT
DEAR UNCLE EZ,
I just found out that this thing is here. Neat! I've been very upset ever since Y.S. quit the suggestions book at Uris Library. Now that CUINFO has a branch there, all my worldly problems seem to vanish in a pppppppuff of multicolored smoke. Seriously, though, this is a good idea. A further question. Would it be possible to add a board here for students to answer EACH OTHER back and forth? An arguing location of sorts. Sort of like what the answer book got to be like before YS killed it. I await your answer with baited breath.
PS: How 'bout those Mets?
Dear VPT and CB:
First things first: YAHOO METS!!!!
And on the local front: GO BIG RED!!!!
I'm very pleased that you have found me, and appreciate your positive remarks. You are not the first to comment on the similarity between "Dear Uncle Ezra" and the erstwhile "Uris book",
and you also have company in asking about an electronic forum in which anyone can post anything.
The "Uris book" has an interesting history, and I have asked Yoram Szekely -- founder and keeper of the book -- for his comments. He said that what killed the Uris book was not, as you put it, "YS", but rather one student who took offense at opinions expressed. This student was not willing to accept the notion of a free forum. He called for Yoram's dismissal in the "Sun" and otherwise created a major hassle. "Censorship comes from many directions." Yoram recognized the need for people to express themselves and get support from others, but he was not willing to be the target of personal abuse. I hope "Dear Uncle Ezra" does not
suffer the same fate.
General-access electronic bulletin boards abound commercially and on University campuses. They are valuable in helping to bring people together who might not otherwise meet, and in providing a unique platform for diverse opinions. But there is another side to the coin. On the vast majority of these systems, the amount of useful information and thoughtful commentary compared to authoritative-sounding misinformation and mindless "flaming" is appallingly low. This generalization applies even more aptly to University-based systems, where there is no real-money charge for postings and outrageousness has a long and honored tradition. There are exceptions, of course, but the apparent natural tendency is for general-access electronic bulletin boards to go the way of the Uris book, CB radio, and your local rest-room wall.
None of this is meant to say that these "electronic graffiti sheets" have no place in the world. Check around...you'll probably find systems on several campus computers. But there are no current plans to offer such a facility in CUINFO. Part of the "Dear Uncle Ezra" experiment is investigating to what
extent we can achieve the benefits of electronic bulletin boards while minimizing the drawbacks. With all due modesty (and I'm being modest on
behalf of a number of folks who have worked hard at this), I think our "signal-to-noise ratio" is pretty good. Keep those cards and letters coming.
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