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March 16, 2005

the lost scrolls of aravosis

In regards to the blind retailer entry, a hometown friend also living here in DC found out from some of her coworkers that the Randolph Shepherd Act gives hiring preference to blind people for vending positions. That explains the oddity. Whaddaya know?

the lost scrolls of aravosis Some of you may have read John Aravosis' advocacy blog AmericaBlog.com. Most of the time he's busying himself exposing hypocrite closeted gay Republicans and stuff like that, but the other day he had an entry asking his readers to help him translate an antique script he bought in New Orleans that may be from 1690 or so. But the part that cracked me up were the readers' comments on what the script could be. Most were genuinely helpful suggestions, but more than a few smartasses had to put in their two cents, myself included. Here are some of my favorites:

Posted by jimbo at March 16, 2005 10:10 AM


I wish I had an imaginative response, but I haven't finished my DietCoke. I took a look at it is an English deed- I'm surprised he wasn't smart enough to figure that out.

Posted by: homer at March 16, 2005 11:47 AM

It could be a recipe for Elvish whey bread.. or a Vulcan sex manual.

Posted by: Dax at March 16, 2005 12:08 PM

You entry reminded me that my ex used to work in a government building out in Rockville. They referred to the newstand in the building, which housed offices for thousands of government wonks, as the "blind stand". . . When he originally told me about the set up he seemed to think that it was just a tradition. Who knew it was actually legislation that set it up? And these days Congress cannot even pass a budget. . .

Posted by: BustersDad at March 18, 2005 8:32 AM