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Wednesday, September 01, 2004



have decided to write my first two books.

The first is goind to be called: There is no P in Binghamton. This will be a collection of funny and interesting stories about the GBA. The title is based on people who are not from the area pronouncing Binghamton-Bing-Hamp-Ton. This will take me a while to compile.

The other I am working on is a funny take on the whole Pilgrim thing. My own family on my fathers side goes back to William Brewster, who was the religious leader of the of the Pilgrems. This will be mostly the oral history that has been passed down from generation to generation. I am still working on a title so if anyone has a suggestion, I will be sure to take credit for it.

The almost true story of the Pilgrams: or how the Brewster family saved western civilization.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004


The man is trying to hold me down, but I fought back and won. New York State has a mobile phone law that makes it illegal to talk on a mobile phone while driving. I only know one other person who has received a ticket for one and she paid $50 total for fine and court surcharges. I have received two and beaten them both. The crazy thing is that in theory I believe in the law, but they need to make it apply to all things done while driving. This would mean banning drive-thru at fast food places because anything can be a distraction. The New York State law is written badly and it makes it easier to get out of.

I got my other one in April of 2003. I beat both of them the same way. I made the initial court appearance. I pled not-guilty and requested a written deposition from the officer that wrote the ticket. The court them mails out this deposition to you. In both that I have had done, last year and a month ago, the officer wrote out that he observed me holding my mobile phone on such and such street. This plays right into my hands. I will put the link to the law here, but here are the important parts.

2. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall operate a motor vehicle upon a public highway while using a mobile telephone to engage in a call while such vehicle is in motion. (b) An operator of a motor vehicle who holds a mobile telephone to, or in the immediate proximity of his or her ear while such vehicle is in motion is presumed to be engaging in a call within the meaning of this section. The presumption established by this subdivision is rebut table by evidence tending to show that the operator was not engaged in a call. (c) The provisions of this section shall not be construed as authorizing the seizure or forfeiture of a mobile telephone, unless otherwise provided by law

(c) "Using" shall mean holding a mobile telephone to, or in the immediate proximity of, the user's ear.

(f) "Engage in a call" shall mean talking into or listening on a hand-held mobile telephone, but shall not include holding a mobile telephone to activate, deactivate or initiate a function of such telephone.

The DA had no choice but to have the charges dismissed. The officers own deposition had not mention where I was holding the phone or if I was "Engage in a call". The DA did not even mind dismissing it today until I told him it was the second one I had gotten out of.

I should also note that I was guilty both times. I love America.

Monday, August 30, 2004


No time for a real post today, so here is a picture of my MAN U's Alan Smithin action against Everton this past weekend.