Update: I have a large threshold for irritants,
I drink heavily; unfortunately, Peanut was just
too much for us to handle -- being a Siamese, he
was quick to start imitating MiniMeat's cry in the
middle of the night at 2:00am, then 3:20am, then
3:48am, followed by 4:29am (...I'd go on, but I
think you know where we're going with this...) Also
with their stealthy skillz, he's able to jump up
onto the bed without the lightest sleeper feeling
a thing, slowly approach you, then when he's just
3 inches from your face, he'd burst into a scream
at 120 decibels that sounded like a gazelle being
thrown into a wood-chipper; that was the last straw
for us at the Abattoir; I'm sure everyone at work
thought I was on a weeklong bender or something...
Out of all the offers, we called up Autumn Babe
(...who frequents the BBs...) and said; "He's
all yours!" -- We know that Autumn Babe and
the family will take great care of Peanut and provide
him a loving and safe home where he can purr till
the next hair ball's ready. We know Peanut
will love it there and we're getting regular emails
and digitals to prove it -- enjoy Peanut! *removes
those Abattoir.Net readers who are Supporting Members
but don't read up on the community BBs, we're requesting
a quick update from you with respect to your mailing
address. If you are a "present"
Abattoir.Net Supporting Member (...and really, you
should be...) we're asking you to email us your
current full name and mailing address -- we're pretty
sure we know where you live, but we want to make
sure our records are accurate. Reason, you
ask? Never mind that... We're not putting
you on the Ed McMahon Mailing List, nor are we going
to start sending out scratch'n'sniff Anthrax cards,
but if you don't send us your current address we
can't ship "Compendium"; this is all I
can say right now, it's kinda' like a big secret
sorta' thing... Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again, thank-you for your support.
Just one mention of Peanut on Abattoir.Net and
he's a star; we're getting plenty of "I want him!"
emails since his debut... Firstly, we're not shipping
him to a P.O.Box, I might also mention that we're not
exactly throwing Peanut to the wild just yet -- we're
still giving him some adapting time. We would like
to say thank-you for the outpour of offers, but we're
holding him another few weeks to see how it goes; your
offers are appreciated, and adoption cards have been logged;
no, he's not going to be a door prize at BTM45 either.
We've also had inquiries like "Geez, how loud is
he anyway?" so just to give you an idea, here is
a little footage of Peanut
as he enters the Media Room in the Abattoir while BammBamm
was over the other night; note his dizzy wandering pattern,
yet he never loses his way since he's already sonar echoed
the entire house about 8 times now from corner to corner
-- we're pretty sure his hard drive's gotta' be full by
now... Either way, this clip might not stay up too
long due to traffic, so if you want to see Peanut in the
full HiDEFening sound and picture video, he's on the SuperFTP
Server under Abattoir Footage in the video folder.
Watch first, then close your eyes; let your body go limp
as you relax, pretend it's 4:02am and then, with the volume
turned up, play the clip again -- get it?
it stands now, BTM45 "Compendium" Edition is
sold-out... This does not mean you can't get in,
we have a Waiting List on the reservation page and it's
first come, first serve; there's always the chance of
a last moment cancellation, so sign-up now if you still
want in to our 45th BTM -- there's always the Spectator
option too; either way you might win Peanut, 'er, strike
for everyone! Happy Thanksgiving, it's a Monday
filled with turkey if all works out well for you, if not,
turkey on whole wheat's good too. The processors
at the Abattoir.LABs have been working overtime for months
now on a little project we like to call "Can't tell
you anything about it right now, but soon" -- I know
the title kinda' sucks, but we think you'll like the product;
that's all I can say, Infinity's standing behind me watching
as I type...
it was Infinity who found this little gem of an image...
On the left, Brock Lesnar (...x-pro wrestler...) as seen
in his grad photo -- on the right, SkunkWorks as seen
near pizza at an Abattoir near you. Go head, tell
me it's not the same person... Look at them!!
(...ignore the whole "neck / noneck" difference...)
Abattoir has become the hostile for another animal --
a family pet has found its way to our doorstop this weekend,
his name is Peanut. Here's a little background on
Peanut -- He's a front de-clawed, chocolate point siamese
about 4 years of age, has a purr motor we estimate well
in excess of 150watts (...and I know my Siams...) but
he has a little issue -- his night caterwauling is exactly
the same cry Myles gives out (...for those not in the
know, Siamese have a rather 'distinct' cry, just like
the French...) and he's also causing Infinity to burst
into hives... The member of my family who 'dropped
the cat off' have attempted to find a good home, but if
he can't stay here, where!? If you love animals
so much that them keeping you up all night is not an issue
for you, email us! Just look at those eyes!
tragic... Nice equipment our country has for our
brave men and women who serve -- don't worry about taking
a bullet while peace-keeping in a war torn country, worry
about dying when a piece of equipment you're trying to
drive home after you just bought it decides to try and
take you out. Sorry, I'm a little incensed that
our government is willing to kill our men and women to
save a buck... God knows we couldn't fly a sea-king
out there to help, it probably wouldn't make it either;
let me know when Wal-Mart starts selling submarines and
I'll just flee to the USA. So far the only thing
worth buying from the UK best I can tell are Advent Baby
Bottles (...no joke, they're great!..) Of course I can
already feel my Aunt Monica kicking my ass all the way
from England. Still... Ask Lieut. Saunders
family if the price was right, Lieut. Chris Saunders,
died Wednesday as a helicopter was taking the three crewmen
from the disabled sub to Ireland for medical treatment...
Sorry for your loss.
was nice, it was 30c outside with the humidex (...a scale
which includes humidity in a formula to make us Canadians
feel more like we're in Aruba...), sunny, nice breeze...
Isis, Myles and myself were enjoying the patio when the
doorbell did the ding-dong; "Hi, I'm from Cedar Springs..."
Well Greetings to you! Firstly, let me say this;
the gentleman that called was a 100% professional and
courteous identity, no harm or vengeance issued...
I said "you've kind of stepped directly into the
lions' den you know?" but he was more than interested
when the story unfolded of the unscrupulous acts of Cedar
SPAM Springs back in mid April, who have yet to take responsibility
for sending SPAM to my personal cell phone (...for those
of you at Cedar SPAM Springs, please feel free to catch-up
He was given a tour of the Abattoir.Net site, shown the
LAN Minutes Archives that point-by-point displayed Cedar
SPAM Springs lack of ethics... He wrote down the
URL and took my address as he walked away assuring me
he would bring this to "their" attention.
Don't bother, "they" already know, they're just
not talking... Thanks to the companies who have
pulled their product thus far, keep it coming.
to more important things... We posted a poll on
Abattoir.BBs asking you all if a shift of BTM45's date
would be better for you; the people have spoken!
You've all said that Cedar SPAM Springs sucks, also, you
mentioned that Nov06 is your overwhelming preference.
The masses have spoken and we're listening, BTM45 "Compendium"
Edition has been re-scheduled to Nov06 -- for those who
are already signed-up prior to the lock down on the date,
please make sure you're good to go, for the many that
this date change accommodates, there are only a few ports
left so get your name in now... The Abattoir has
secured a grenade transport case (...circa: 1944...) from
an antique shop on the way back from the cottage and has
dubbed it the Swag Mag, we're putting the loot for BTM45
into a case, numbering it and the tournament winners pick
a card -- You could pick a component DVD player, a digital
camera, one of several 300 CD vault cases, a pocket USB
drive or a fresh can of SPAM among other fine things up
for grab... Don't delay, sign-up today.
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