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As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21
years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do
you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an
American flag around my shoulders all day long.


                                                                                                        -Arnold SchwarzeneggerChick_with_lasers 
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Aren’t Nova and Converse running with the bulls?

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Here’s a poignant image from this years running. That sort of looks like a short haired Nova
narrowly escaping a skewering on the right. Can we get an international post from our European branch?

Outdoor Adventure Squad Update

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Outdoor Adventure Squad Update
It’s been a little while since the last OAS update, but I’ve
been planning our next mission for a little while now. This afternoon four brave adventurers will travel
southward to begin filming on my new project, “The Tacumentary”. The Tacumentary will be a bilingual
exploration of Mexican cuisine and a sampling of Mexican waves. This surf/taco film will be sure to impress. We will be armed with surfboards, language
skills, and stomachs hungry for a variety of Tacos. Stay tuned.

Viva Flapjacks! Viva OAS!

Happy Gilmore for Real!

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Remember in that movie Happy
Gilmore when there’s the alligator down in the swamp in Florida and it mauls the club pro
"Chubs", and bites off his hand.  Well it happened for real, and
the alligator had only one eye.  Coincidence, no way Jose.

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(AP) — A man who lost his ball in a golf
course pond nearly lost a limb when a nearly 11-foot alligator latched on to
his arm and pulled him in the water, authorities said.

Bruce Burger, 50, was trying to retrieve his
ball Monday from a pond on the sixth hole at the Lake Venice Golf Club.

The alligator latched on to Burger’s right
forearm and pulled him in the pond, said Gary Morse, a spokesman for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Burger used his left arm to beat the reptile
until it freed him.

It took seven Fish and Wildlife officers an
hour to trap the one-eyed alligator, which measured 10 feet, 11 inches, Morse
said.

The pond at the sixth hole has a "Beware
of Alligator" sign.

The Clock is Ticking…

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Just a reminder to all ministers…  "Chico the River Wild" is just a month away.  We are still planning on
taking our next meeting on the road for Memorial Day weekend.
Reservations have been made at the finest hotel Chico
has to offer and reservations have been made at the world famous Sierra Nevada
Brewery.  Be sure to pack a swimsuit, a bowling shirt, a healthy appetite,
and a thirst for microbrew because you’ll use them all. 

The exact dates are May 25th-May 28th.  A large passenger van will be
rented and depart Los Angeles Friday night to return Monday evening for all
Southern California ministers.  I’m posting this a month in advance to
remind all ministers to get off work, turn in your homework early or pacify
your girlfriend.  Mark your calendars!  This will be a great journey
and I expect all ministers within a thousand miles to be there.  Mahalo.

Twenty things to do today while high…

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  1. Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are busy working on a remake of "3:10 to Yuma", no trailer yet, but a couple of stills to get you pumped.
  2. If long haired cowboys isn’t your thing, the new Bourne Ultimatum trailer is out on the interwebs.
  3. There was no new Office this week, but there is a preview of next week’s episode, and it is highlarious.
  4. Southpark was really good this week, re-watch it or download it, or if you’re really high you can check out Soutpark in French.
  5. If you like to read while you’re high, here’s a look at what people at the turn of the 20th century thought our lives would be like.
  6. In sports news, the Ducks won, and Ricky Williams wants to get high with the Rams.
  7. Go see Hot Fuzz today, good reviews, and plenty of action / comedy.  Or if you’re too lazy, I’m sure one of these movies is playing on some channel somewhere in the world.
  8. Be sure to get up early tomorrow for Arcade Fire tickets.
  9. If you’re getting hungry, there are good fish and chips in Van Nuys.
  10. Listen to Bill Bradley talk, yeah that’s what I want to do when I’m high.
  11. Is this what we’d look like if we were chicks?
  12. Human Giant is out, and it’s pretty funny, read about it, or watch it, I don’t care.
  13. This is what happens when you don’t smoke weed, or smoke too much.  No this is what happens when you smoke too much.
  14. Why don’t you use your newfound creative juices to give me comments on the new site look?
  15. There’s a Gears of War tournament starting today, does anyone play that anymore?
  16. Man, this movie looks like crap, except for the Jessica Biel in panties thing.
  17. Is smoking weed good for you? Possibly  Do 14-year olds already know this?
  18. Why is Howard Stern one of the only logical persons in the media?
  19. Damn, twenty things is tough, and I’m getting the munchies.
  20. Next meeting, we are all eating these…

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Fricker is going back to school!

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Spun330aAs many of you may have heard, I have been accepted to the PhD program at UCLA in Geography.  I recieved official confirmation this morning, and I didn’t want to make any announcments before I had a letter in hand.
So… I’m going back to school next fall.  The last remaining hurdle is a financial one, so we’ll see how high I can jump and if I get any help from the great state of California.  Cross your fingers.  But don’t worry, I’ll still be availble for any questions regarding lasers and or laser maps from now into the future, hopefully moreso. 

I can also legitimately rep UCLA basketball for their game versus Flordia on Saturday. Go Bruins!!  I’d like to thank all of my brothers for their support. I love you all.  -FrickerAcceptance_letter

Bra Boys

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Our Hero, Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe is to make his
directorial debut with a film about a gang of Australian surfers.  Bra Boys will be based on a real-life, Sydney-based gang of the same name.  Based in the Sydney district of Maroubra, the Bra Boys are a tattooed and often violent gang, renowned for their anti-authoritarian, anti-social behavior. 
 The Bra Boys were founded by the brothers Atherton, the older of whom is on trial for murder.  The younger brother Koby is a professional surfing known for his agressive attitude and tendency to beat ass.  It is not known whether Crowe will appear in the film, but I know I’ll be there to find out.  Pointbreak_touchdown

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

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Airborne 1 (Fricker and Baumann’s Laser Map company, pictured in the back of the first picture) is
located in El Segundo California directly adjacent to Mattel corporate headquarters.  Yesterday, Mattel had
a mini Auto show to display some of the hot rods modeled after "Hot
Wheels".  I took a little walk next door during lunch to take a peek
at the legendary "Twin Mill" car, modeled after a Hot Wheels
racer.  The Twin Mill car may not be practical or street legal, but it looks kinda fast.  I’ll share a few pictures with you.  Those bottles of Ale as
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Laser Map

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As many ministers may be aware I make "Laser Maps" with the help of my skilled associate Scott Baumann.  Since I figured many of you might not understand exactly what that means I thought I’d post a picture of a particularly interesting Laser Map.  This picture is the LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging, a.k.a. Laser) signature of an airport in false color.  Notice the planes heading for the runway.  Two points for the minister who recognizes which airport is in the picture.

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