Theodore's World: Redecoration coming

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January 31, 2007

Redecoration coming

After much consultation with Ted E. Bear, Editor in Chief of the P.C. Free Zone Gazette, Theodore's World has decided to do a little redecorating.

We've got the paint brushes out, there will be a lot of work going on in the background. Hopefully, the heavy lifting behind the scenes won't distrurb your visit. This post will stay at the top while the work is in progress.

If things look a little wonky over the next couple of days, please "bear" with us and, if you're so inclined, leave a note here in the comments about any wonkiness you see.

Posted by LindaSoG at January 31, 2007 01:47 AM


Ted E. Fewer women bears and more bare women!

Posted by: TomR at January 22, 2007 01:05 PM

Oh my. I don't think I've ever seen Ted E. blush before.

Posted by: LindaSoG at January 22, 2007 01:33 PM

The only wonkiness I've ever had is that the sidebar doesn't show up where it's supposed to in Firefox. However, it works fine in IE.

Posted by: Sniper One at January 22, 2007 03:15 PM

Linda - I can't imagine Ted E. blushing. I always think of him as such a knowledgable, worldly sort.

Posted by: TomR at January 22, 2007 03:20 PM

I love it. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 22, 2007 04:13 PM

SniperOne, thank you. I wish they would make Firefox and IE friendly to each other. Maybe one day they will. Hppe so anyway.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 22, 2007 04:14 PM

Ah SniperOne, the firefox problem should be resolved with the redecorating!

Posted by: LindaSoG at January 22, 2007 05:18 PM

It's all good, I'd keep coming back either way.

Posted by: Sniper One at January 22, 2007 07:09 PM

Thanks WT & Linda, I use FF too, but all this redecoration?? Thank you:)

Posted by: Jack at January 22, 2007 11:13 PM

I just love you all, that's a fact. You can quote me on that. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 23, 2007 12:49 AM

Open Letter to Our Armed Forces and Their Families From Ben Stein
Greetings From Rancho Mirage By Ben Stein
Tuesday, January 23rd

Dear Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, National Guard, Reservists, in Iraq, in the Middle East theater, in Afghanistan, in the area near Afghanistan, in any base anywhere in the world, and your families:

Let me tell you about why you guys own about 90 percent of the backbone in the whole world right now and should be happy with yourselves and proud of whom you are.

It was a dazzlingly hot day here in Rancho Mirage today. I did small errands like going to the bank to pay my mortgage, finding a new bed at a price I can afford, practicing driving with my new 5 wood, paying bills for about two hours. I spoke for a long time to a woman who is going through a nasty child custody fight. I got e-mails from a woman who was fired today from her job for not paying attention. I read about multi-billion-dollar mergers in Europe, Asia, and the Mideast I noticed how overweight I am, for the millionth time. In other words, I did a lot of nothing.

Like every other American who is not in the armed forces family, I basically just rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic in my trivial, self-important, meaningless way.

Above all, I talked to a friend of more than forty-three years who told me he thought his life had no meaning because all he did was count his money. And, friends in the armed forces, this is the story of all of America today. We are doing nothing but treading water while you guys carry on the life or death struggle against worldwide militant Islamic terrorism. Our lives are about nothing: paying bills, going to humdrum jobs, waiting until we can go to sleep and then do it all again. Our most vivid issues are trivia compared with what you do every day, every minute, every second.

Oprah Winfrey talks a lot about "meaning" in life. For her, "meaning" is dieting and then having her photo on the cover of her magazine every single month (surely a new world record for egomania ). This is not "meaning."

- Meaning is doing for others.

- Meaning is risking your life for hers.

- Meaning is putting your bodies and families' peace of mind on the line to defeat some of the most evil, sick killers the world has ever known.

- Meaning is leaving the comfort of home to fight to make sure that there still will be a home for your family and for your nation and for free men and women everywhere.

Look, soldiers and Marines and sailors and airmen and Coast Guardsmen, there are eight billion people in this world. The whole fate of this world turns on what you people, 1.4 million, more or less, do every day. The fate of mankind depends on what about 2/100 of one percent of the people in this world do every day and you are those people. And joining you is every policeman, fireman, and Emergency Medical Technician in the country, also holding back the tide of chaos.

Do you know how important you are? Do you know how indispensable you are? Do you know how humbly grateful any of us who has a head on his shoulders is to you? Do you know that if you never do another thing in your lives, you will always still be heroes? That we could live without Hollywood or Wall Street or the NFL, but we cannot live for a week without you?

We are on our knees to you and we bless and pray for you every moment. And Oprah Winfrey, if she were a size two, would not have one millionth of your importance, and all of the Wall Street billionaires will never mean what the least of you do, and if Barry Bonds hits hundreds of home runs it would not mean as much as you going on one patrol or driving one truck to the Baghdad airport.

You are everything to us, as we go through our little days, and you are in the prayers of the nation and of every decent man and woman on the planet. That's who you are and what you mean. I hope you know that.


Ben Stein

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at January 23, 2007 07:27 PM

It's not the packaging, it's what's inside!
This will always be one of my special places to visit!
Bat Hugs to you!

Posted by: gregor at January 24, 2007 07:48 PM

Oh, I forgot to send you this, so here it is:
This hit home so hard I couldn't eat my lunch!

Posted by: gregor at January 24, 2007 07:55 PM

Thanks for the warning, sometimes I wander around here in the middle of the night and if you rearrange everything I may stub my toe.

Posted by: sierrahome at January 24, 2007 10:53 PM

Thanks Tincan Sailor for the article.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 25, 2007 03:15 AM

Gregor, WOW,thank you for the link to that.
And thank you too for the friendship.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 25, 2007 03:18 AM

Sierrahome....hahahaha so cute.

I don't want you to stub your toe.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 25, 2007 03:23 AM

Sierrahome can stub his toe in the broad sunlight, in desert sand, while sitting down. Mr Accident-prone. But otherwise a hell of a capable guy.

Posted by: TomR at January 25, 2007 01:33 PM

Ha! Yannow Tom, my mother used to say that I would walk into anything that didn't enough sense to get out of my way.


Posted by: LindaSoG at January 25, 2007 02:39 PM

YAY! I can see the sidebars now in Firefox!!

Posted by: vilmar at January 27, 2007 10:06 AM

Woo Hoo Vilmar! Yay is right.

Thanks for letting us know that it works.

I miss you!

Posted by: LindaSoG at January 27, 2007 10:15 AM

Whatever you and Linda are doing, you must be doing it well, as usual. Your blog is humming right along even while under redecoration construction. And I thought it was already perfect!

Posted by: TomR at January 28, 2007 12:11 PM

Yippee Vilmar, I am so happy to know that.
Linda is the brain behind making it possible.

I get 79% viewed with IE and 17% with Firefox so it is nice to be able to have it everyone can see the blog how it is set up.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 28, 2007 04:30 PM

Tom thank you so much. (((Hug)))

It was a deal we made with Ted E. Bear. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 28, 2007 04:31 PM

Looking good! Great work!

Posted by: Sniper One at January 29, 2007 11:36 AM

Hey. The sidebars are where they belong now. w00t.

And keep Sierra away from any wisteria.

Posted by: raz0r at January 29, 2007 10:41 PM

Thank you everyone. Most of the work that was done was behind the scenes, some of the codes.

Linda thank you so much for helping me and making it better so others can see how the blog should look.

There may be a few new things added but basically it is done now and we can play. giggle

Love you all so much!


Posted by: Wild Thing at February 1, 2007 12:54 AM