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Wakey, wakey! 

Eggs and  bakey!

Go-od morning, Campers!

 (Four tones on a metallophone)

To most Americans, the introduction to this British institution comes by way of the Who’s “Tommy”, when the eponymous hero, in the next-to-last song, introduces his “disciples” to a somewhat sinister Holiday Camp run by his Wicked Uncle Ernie.
American and to an extent, Canadian camping had been a feature of those countries’ summer leisure time since the late 19th century, when church groups and civic betterment leagues sponsored camps (in lodgings ranging from tents to 2 story cottages with plumbing and electricity) devoted to prayer, uplifting lectures on such subjects as Evolution (both pro and con) and/or the Evils of Drink, and the practice of vigorous Clean Living in Unspoiled Nature. The poorer urban classes could send their child to Fresh Air Camp, subjecting children to such character-building experiences as swimming lessons,…

That Game from Outer Space is a 1983 children's book by Stephen Manes, illustrated by Tony Auth. A scant 57 pages (and large print at that), it tells the story of Oscar Noodleman, a boy of ten-ish and a strange arcade game that appears outside Pete's Pizza Palace. He helps Hughie (the owner of the joint) bring it inside where it stands out among the rest of the collection, and as thanks Hughie provides the necessary dollar to play the first game. Oscar ends up playing a few more games…



Bad memories. Naya bitterly pointing to her legs and saying, “They took my body, they even took my mind. What am I going to do? Let you carry me forever?”

Meridian shook them off just as she shook off the voices. They’d been bad in Niagara, now they were a mistuned chorus. They were small, but still chirpy and bitey and gave the worst advice. Mostly they told her how she’d fail or to kill anybody she met.…

News for Noders

April 1: April Fool's Day has been cancelled. Everyone just go home. Easter too.

April 6: Happy birthday, borgo!

April 7: Happy birthday, Tem42!

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 16: Happy birthday, moeyz!

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!

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March 14th: Pi day.

March 14th: Midnight today is the last chance to post in, and vote on, Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 15th: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 18th: Happy birthday mjijm!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: reQuest 2018 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: reQuest 2018 ends.

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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 12: Happy Hanukkah!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2018!

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