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Friday, April 30, 2004

6 Hours To Do Your Taxes...

If you are in a hurry, just use the new quick file option:

New Easy Tax Method!

100 Reasons To be Gay...

In celebration of the mirth it caused I thought I’d share it with you all. Aren’t I kind ? If you’re on a random joke list then you might have seen it before, but the oldies are always the best (unless you’re lucky enough to pull some young chicken) and we say share and share alike (unless its an STD).

So, here are 100 reasons to be gay. How many can you own up to?
Click here.

Looks "Ripping"

Van Helsing

Hugh Jackman stars as the legendary monster hunter Van Helsing, who wages an ongoing battle to rid the world of its nightmarish creatures...

Daddy's Gonna Eat Your Fingers

This one is for all who:
a) have kids
b) had kids
c) was a kid
d) know a kid!

As I was packing for my business trip, my 3-year old daughter was having a wonderful time playing on the bed. At one point, she said, "Daddy, look at this," and stuck out two of her fingers.

Trying to keep her entertained, I reached out and stuck her tiny fingers in my mouth and said, "Daddy's gonna eat your fingers!" pretending to eat them before I rushed out of the room again.

When I returned, my daughter was standing on the bed staring at her fingers with a devastated look on her face.

I said, "What's wrong, honey?"

She replied, "What happened to my booger?"

*Thanks Pammy =)

PC Troubleshooting

Your computer sick?

Sometime during the life of your PC something will go wrong. Unless you want to pay someone big bucks to fix it, you will need to learn how to troubleshoot it yourself. That is why we have created this section.

If its under warranty, let them do it.

Attempting to troubleshoot your own computer can be a real nightmare. After awhile, you feel like trading your screwdriver for a sledge hammer. I know. I've been there. Before trying to troubleshoot, you must keep a few things in mind:
Makes ya wanna don't it?

A computer isn't that complicated. Its just a collection of parts. Do not panic. Chances are that your problem is really pretty simple. What has changed since it last worked? Sometimes one has done some small upgrade that seems unrelated to the problem, but in reality caused the problem to begin with. There are also some things that you should think about:

Beta software: Remember that this software is beta because it still has bugs. Some problems may be the result of this.

Jerry-Rigging: If you have built some strange setup on your computer to "make due", this could result in a problem.(i.e., short cables, missing screws)

Viruses: Scan for viruses. Some of them can do some nasty things.

Here is a list of the current troubleshooting articles:
Is the power on?
Check this one thing first

  • REAL Common Network Troubleshooting

    by Justin Shin 8/2/2003
    A problem/solution type article for some common networking problems.

  • Mobile PC Tool Kit - What you Need

    by David Risley 4/22/2003

    This is the basic one

    A thorough look at the items one may want to have in their own PC repair toolbox. A useful read for anyone about to tackle a PC repair/upgrade/build task using our website.

  • Before Submitting Contacting Tech Support

    by David Risley 3/30/2001
    Some basic steps you should take before contacting any tech support.

  • Windows 95 Error Messages

    by David Risley 3/23/2001
    A look at some of the common Windows errors and what they mean.

    The dreaded Blue Screen of Death

  • Thursday, April 29, 2004

    Score 1 For The GLBT!

    Score 1 for the GLBT!

    Canada Bans Homophobic Speech

    (Ottawa) The Canadian government passed legislation Wednesday to include sexuality in the country's hate-crimes law but the gay politician who introduced the measure was not around to savor the victory.

    Physical attacks based on sexuality are already illegal in Canada, but, until now gays were not including in a separate act that protects minorities against "promotion of hate" speech.

    That the bill ever made it to the floor of the House of Commons was something of a miracle. The legislation was not proposed by the government, but came as a Private Members Bill by New Democrat Svend Robinson. That it was passed by the Commons was considered nothing short of a miracle.

    But, Robinson remained in seclusion Wednesday following his announcement he would not seek re-election after a shoplifting scandal involving an expensive engagement ring he wanted to give his longtime boyfriend.

    The Senate Wednesday gave final approval to the measure. Throughout its march toward passage the legislation was the subject of heated debate in Parliament and the focus of intense criticism and lobbying by conservative religious groups that maintained it would prevent them from preaching homosexuality is wrong.

    The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Canadian Professional Police Association supported the bill.

    Under the new law people who incite violence against gays and lesbians would be subject to fines or imprisonment.

    Hmmm...Sometimes 'OLD' History Should be Forgotten...

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    Are You Smarter Than A 4 Year Old?

    (This one's a bit wet)
    Are You Smarter Than A 4 Year Old?

    1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

    The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

    2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

    Wrong Answer : Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant and close the refrigerator.

    Correct Answer : Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your actions.

    3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference, all the animals attend except one. Which animal does not attend?

    Correct Answer : The Elephant. The Elephant is in the refrigerator. This tests your memory. OK, even if you did not answer the first three questions, correctly, you still have one more chance to show your abilities.

    4. There is a river you must cross. But it is inhabited by crocodiles. How do you manage it?

    Correct Answer: You swim across. All the Crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting! This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

    According to Andersen Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong. But many preschoolers got several correct answers. Anderson Consulting says this conclusively disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four year old.

    (No doubt Anderson were at the meeting with the other crocodiles -- The Wizard)

    Tom HanksThis Weeks Guest President

    WASHINGTON, DC—Superstar actor Tom Hanks will fill President Bush's spot at the White House through Friday while the chief executive takes the week off.

    Hanks welcomes the emir of Qata, Sheikh Hamad-a al-Thani to the Oval Office
    Above: Hanks welcomes the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad al-Thani, to the Oval Office.

    "We're thrilled to have Tom sitting at the president's desk this week," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Tuesday. "It's truly an honor that this beloved star and two-time Oscar winner took time from his busy schedule to guest-lead the nation. It's been a lot of fun so far, and we have even more great meetings lined up for the next couple days, so make sure to check the news."

    It's the first guest-president gig for Hanks, who took the reins Monday, but McClellan said the actor's political inexperience is not a liability. Citing Hanks' "amiable yet commanding presence" and "seamless interfacing with diverse policymakers and diplomats," McClellan characterized the Hollywood insider as a "born leader."

    "Some guest presidents breeze into a cabinet meeting or state dinner thinking they can get by on star power—and generally, they can," McClellan said. "But Tom's unique, low-key, everyman persona sets him apart from the others. It endears him to everyone he meets, from the high-level diplomat to the Minority Whip."

    Who Shall He Marry Next?

    Somewhere in a typical suburban household, John sits astride a ladder balancing some dangerous looking power tools and is running a severe risk of self-electrocution. Enter Jill, Stage Left, Looking very bedraggled, and not happy.

    Jill: There's trouble with the car. It has water in the carburetor.

    John: Water in the carburetor? That's ridiculous.

    Jill: I tell you the car has water in the carburetor.

    John: You don't even know what a carburetor is. I'll check it out. Where's the car?

    Jill: In the pool.

    Wednesday, April 28, 2004

    Positive Proof!


    There not only was... There is water on Mars! What's more, the red planet can support life! Click here for the proof!

    Speed Bumps

    There are little details of life that we tend to just take for granted. Little things that don’t quite fit who we are, but we accept them because “that’s the way it has always been.” And not just gay people. Like, do you have to check the “divorced” box on medical or legal forms for your entire life if you never remarry? When are you considered single again? What exactly is the length of time you are stuck with a label which carries such societal taboos?

    Click here for more...

    Tuesday, April 27, 2004

    Sex Among The Stars...

    A couple goes to Mars and meet another couple there..and talking and talking they ask the martians how you guys are doing sex.. and intrigued they say the best is to swap partners..so they did..

    The Earth Woman goes with the Martian guy and when they are naked the Woman looks to Martian's Penis and is 1 inch long and not very thick.. She says" You know I do not think will work!
    He said: why?
    She: Well is not long enough..
    Now the Martian guy is starts hitting his forhead and guess what? His penis was growing in length with half of inch for every hit of his forhead until it reaches 12 inches..
    She:Wow you see is good but still kind of thin..
    Him: Starts now to pull his ears...and evey time he pulls his ears his penis was growing in diameter of 1/4of inch..

    She was very pleased...
    Next day she asked her Earth man how it was..

    He said: well was fine but I have a headache and my ears are hurting because I do not know WHY, but the Martian woman was keep pulling my ears and hitting my forhead...

    *Thanks, Alex!

    David Cassidy and Michael J. Fox

    Separated at Birth?

    Click here.

    RAGE - The Gay Crusader!

    RAGE, The Gay Crusader
    Click on the picture to read all about it!

    Monday, April 26, 2004

    Sidewalk Art

    How DO they do that???

    Keep in mind that this is NOT a hole!
    Flat sidewalks! WOW!To see more, click here.

    Scientists create "water" that isn't wet

    April 16, 2004 (NEW YORK CITY) — A new chemical concocted by scientists looks and acts just like water except for one thing... it doesn't get things wet.

    Water That Is Not Wet!

    During Tuesday's Good Morning America, a representative of Tyco Fire and Security displayed the amazing properties of the chemical that's in it's fire protection system called "Sapphire." The chemical is made by 3M and is called NOVEC 1230 Fire Protection Fluid.

    The chemical has all the firefighting properties of water, yet it will not cause the damage to items that is usually associated with water.

    As part of a demonstration, Pelton submerged several items into a tank of Sapphire that was on the Good Morning America set. Books did not get wet. Electronics were not be destroyed. Items that were submerged in the liquid were dried in a matter of seconds, and showed no ill effects according to Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and other members of the Good Morning America staff who saw items plunged into it.

    Charles Gibson/Good Morning America: "It looks like water, but it's not."
    The Ansul Sapphire Fire Suppression System would automatically spray the chemical out of a building's sprinkler system when a fire is detected.
    Dave Pelton/Tyco Fire and Security: "This material would protect various artifacts, collections. You could use it in museums, libraries, places of cultural property."
    There was a substance that had similar properties produced in the past, but that fire suppression liquid was damaging the ozone layer. The new substance by Tyco is supposed to be environmentally safe.

    (© 2004 by WPVI-TV 6 and ABC News. All rights reserved.)

    Sunday, April 25, 2004

    St. Barbie

    St. Barbie, The new patron saint of little girls

    -oil on canvas by Mark Ryden. (Mark Ryden was born on January 20, 1963 in Medford, Oregon, but grew up in Southern California. He received a B.F.A. in 1987 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.)

    Mark's paintings instantly trigger a warped deja vu. His work recalls a parallel universe of 1950s Golden Books and the whimsy of Lewis Carroll. His cheery bunnies, rendered in the glowing hues of children’s books, are likely to be carving slabs of meat rather than frolicking in the forest. Ryden’s work mingles superb technique with outre images to create a world of strange and disturbing beauty. “At once intriguing and unsettling, baffling and enchanting, [Ryden’s] works ... are subtle amalgams of many sources and influences as wide-ranging as Psychedelic and Vienna School artists Neon Park and Ernst Fuchs, to classical French formalists Ingres and David.” --Rick Gilbert-Panik

    LEGO My Volvo!

    Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) and LEGOLAND California are joining forces to promote driving safety and family values. As part of the recently announced partnership agreement between the subsidiaries of the two Scandinavian icons, a replica of Volvo's award-winning SUV, the Volvo XC90, was constructed of LEGO's famous modeling bricks.

    The Volvo XC90 made of LEGO bricks was built by LEGO Master Model Builders, members of an elite team of talented artists who design, create and maintain the thousands of LEGO brick models at LEGOLAND California.
    'LEGO My Volvo!'

    Recently, LEGOLAND's popular Driving School (ages 6 to 13) and its Jr. Driving School (ages 3 to 5) were reintroduced to carry Volvo's name and reputation for safety. These popular park attractions offer children the opportunity to drive electric-powered vehicles made to look like LEGO bricks within the controlled environment of the drive course. The rules of the road are emphasized, as well as good safety habits such as buckling up seatbelts.

    "By encouraging safety as a learned behavior at an early age, we all benefit - it's never too early to learn about the rules of the road," said Doolan, (President and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America).

    Saturday, April 24, 2004

    My Idea of The Ultimate Computer...

    The Mr. Computer Coffee Maker

    The Significance Of The Rainbow Flag

    Many people out there don't even recognize it, but to the queer community, it represents a great importance. There is also Stonewall. The bear at the top left corner of my blog is a called 'Stoney', after the Stonewall Inn Riots in New York. My best friend brought it back from San Francisco for me. (I took a picture of it).

    My Rainbow Bear, 'Stoney'

    In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a dingy, Mafia-run "private club" on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village with a predominantly gay clientele. The event is still a hot topic of debate in gay circles, with much disagreement about what actually precipitated the violence and who took part in it.

    One legend holds that Judy Garland's funeral, held June 27, 1969, in Manhattan, fanned the flames of gay rage. Other versions of the story claim that dozens of sequined drag queens and a mysterious, unidentified butch lesbian were at the forefront of the street rebellion. But a few facts seem certain.

    The Inverted Pink Triangle - a symbol stolen back from the Holocaust, by the GLBT

    The inverted Pink triangle is also a symbol for the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and trans-gendered). The inverted pink triangle (rosa Winkel) was a symbol used by the Nazis during the Holocaust to identify male homosexual prisoners.

    It was often larger than the other identifying triangles so as to allow homosexuals to be avoided and singled out at a distance. Between 10,000 and 600,000 gay men and women died in the Holocaust. In the 1970s, gay liberation groups resurrected the pink triangle as a popular symbol for the gay rights movement.

    Not only is the symbol easily recognized, but it draws attention to oppression and persecution -- then and now. Today, for many the pink triangle represents pride, solidarity, and a promise to never allow another Holocaust to happen again.

    Click here to Follow The Rainbow

    Click on the flag above to find the reasons behind the rainbow colours.

    100 Ways To Live To 100

    100 Ways To Live To 100 - Click here

    I know that you have seen this before. Another reminder. Click here.

    Friday, April 23, 2004

    Homosexual Marriages a 'Cash Cow'...

    Same-Sex Marriage

    Click above for more info...

    An Ode to Happy is Happy

    Happy is being loved
    Being warm and full
    Being satiated with the joy
    That comes from love
    It is the heat of the heart
    The smell of warm food for the mind
    For the body, for the soul
    It is knowing you are wanted
    It is knowing the future will be good
    It is the eternal state of bliss


    A Lesson in Witchcraft

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    Does This symbol scare you? It shouldn't....
    Click here to find out why.

    Saturday, April 17, 2004

    biarn teirwsts

    Spark up the ol' gray matter!

    1) The Elder Twin

    One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How come?

    2) Manhole Covers

    Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones?

    This is logical rather than lateral, but it is a good puzzle which can be solved by lateral thinking techniques. It is supposedly used by a very well-known software company as an interview question for prospective employees.

    3) The Deadly Party

    A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?

    4) Trouble with Sons

    A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be so?

    5) The Man in the Bar

    A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says 'Thank you' and walks out.

    This puzzle has claims to be the best of the genre. It is simple in its statement, absolutely baffling and yet with a completely satisfying solution. Most people struggle very hard to solve this one yet they like the answer when they hear it or have the satisfaction of figuring it out.

    Click here for the answers.

    Mad Cow?

     Click here to go to Human Descent
    Click above to go to 'Human Descent.'

    Passing Wind

    A little old lady goes to the doctor and says, "I have this problem with gas, but it really doesn't bother me too much. They never smell and are always silent. As a matter of fact, I've farted at least 20 times since I've been here in your office. You didn't know I was farting because they don't smell and are silent."

    The doctor says, "I see, take these pills and come back to see me next week."

    The next week the lady goes back. "Doctor," she says, "I don't know what the hell you gave me, but now my farts -- although still silent -- stink terribly."

    The doctor says, "Good! Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's work on your hearing....

    Cool Toy!

    "Now You Can Find It!" Ultra 8 Wireless RF Electronic Locater

    Ultra 8 Wireless RF Electronic Locator

    Always losing your glasses? Remote? Keys? Kid's favorite toy? "Now You Can Find It!"® locater puts a pager on all elusive things!

    If your home telephone's "PAGER" button is its most used and valued feature — helping locate a misplaced cordless handset — you'll wonder how you ever lived without Sharper Image Design's® universal pager system, "Now You Can Find It!"® This upgraded version now includes eight RF receiver discs that beep and flash to help you quickly and easily locate a missing object.

    Just attach one of the eight RF receiver flashing beeper discs to any of those elusive objects that seem to wander off by themselves. When an item is lost, just press its corresponding button on the portable radio-frequency transmitter base and carry it from room to room. The receiver disc flashes and beeps with varied cadence when the base gets within 40 feet of the wayward item.

    Each flashing beeper disc secures to virtually any object with its keyring or double-sided adhesive pad; write a name or apply a sticker for each item opposite its button on the portable base. The discs and buttons are color-coded; additionally, they're coded with Braille-like bumps so someone with limited vision who's lost his or her eyeglasses can use this system.

    The base comes with a magnetic mounting bracket that attaches to a metal surface, such as a refrigerator or a filing cabinet. The base unit itself will start beeping if it hasn't been returned to the bracket within six minutes — so it won't be misplaced!

    *The Sharper Image

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    The Latest Report on Windows Longhorn: New Error Codes Assigned!!

    Winerr 000 - Unexpected Intelligent User Detected; Please Reload Everything
    Winerr 001 - Intimidation Failed; Attempting to Crash Repeatedly
    Winerr 002 - Erroneous Error; No Error Occurred (Yet)
    Winerr 003 - RAM Depleted; Annex Japan (Y/N)?
    Winerr 004 - Deluxe Error. Please Send $75 to Upgrade Your Error
    Winerr 005 - Long File Name Error; Tape Erased to Make Room for Filename
    Winerr 006 - Insufficient RAM to Crash Properly; Attempting Fake Crash
    Winerr 007 - Alphanumeric Sequence "OS2" Prohibited
    Winerr 008 - This License Has Expired; Please Purchase Another Copy
    Winerr 009 - Error Buffer Overflow; Too Many Errors
    Winerr 00A - Non-Microsoft Application Encountered
    Winerr 00B - Push Error; Removing Files to Make Room for Advertisement
    Winerr 00C - Windows Loaded Correctly This Time
    Winerr 00D - User Error; Lemming Not Found
    Winerr 00E - Open Standard Encountered; Attempting to Redmondize
    Winerr 00F - Reserved for Future Coding Errors
    Winerr 010 - Virus Error - Other Applications Will Be Closed Instead
    Winerr 011 - Orwell Not Found; You Must Use MSN
    Winerr 012 - Cash Underflow - Credit Card Number Will Be Assimilated
    Winerr 013 - Keyboard Error; User Must Learn to Slow Down
    Winerr 014 - User Error; Reading License Agreement Mandatory to Continue
    Winerr 015 - Error Message Deleted
    Winerr 016 - Expected Error Did Not Occur; Attempting to Restart Error Sequence
    Winerr 017 - Multitasking Attempted; System Confused
    Winerr 018 - Network Error - Your Crash Will Be Replicated to All Stations
    Winerr 019 - Freedom-of-Choice Error; Select a Microsoft Browser To Continue
    Winerr 01A - Insult Detected -- Your Bill Gates Joke Will Be Deleted
    Winerr 01B - Error Removing Temp File; a Permanent File Will Be Substituted
    Winerr 01C - Wrong Disk Formatted. Sorry About That.
    Winerr 01D - Mandatory Error Inserted to Meet Error Quota
    Winerr 01E - Please Insert Your Favorite Error Here
    Winerr 01F - Error In Progress; Please Wait....
    Winerr 020 - Unknown Error Occurred But Was Lost. Windows Will Try To Remember
    Winerr 021 - Error Parsing Error List; Please Wait For Next Error
    Winerr 022 - Upgrade Error; Please Format Your Drive And Reload Everything

    Friday, April 16, 2004

    Robinson steps down after 'pocketing' jewelry

    NDP MP Svend Robinson

    Click on the picture for the story.

    When $2 bucks costs you $40...

    I made a banking error, and an automatic debit due to come out of my account in the amount of $22, was bounced as I only had $20 in the account. The following day, the debit was reversed, followed by an NSF charge of $30, an overdraft charge of $12.50 and overdraft interest of $0.01. That 'interest and service charge' amounts to somewhere over 2000% interest. Note that they really only advanced $2.00, for one day. C'Mon! Even pawn shops only charge 10% for 7 days!
    I HATE big banks!
    The Scotia Father
    "The Scotia Father"

    Sounds like organized crime to me. I don't have the money to repay the debt, so maybe they will send a goon to break my knee-caps.

    Then again, maybe I will just have to pay better attention, after all... it was the service charges from last month that I did not take into account.....

    Famous Gay Celebs!

    Click here.

    Thursday, April 15, 2004

    My Big Fat Greek Drag Queen

    Connie and Carla

    Click on the picture.


    A friend and I were discussing the definition of marriage, as the priest had mentioned it at the Easter Sunday Mass I attended with another friend, (Mom, don't have a heart attack.... I attended!).. anyways, this Father started Mass 10 minutes early so that he and the Parish could congratulate a couple celebrating their 60th year as a married couple...

    This quote, (as much as I can remember), is as follows:

    Father's marry the Church

    "I congratulate you on your 60 years of marriage. It is an accomplishment. But I must let everyone know, that the government is planning to change the definition of marriage, from one man and one woman...worse... they want to change it so that a man can marry another man and a woman can marry another woman..."

    I told my friend, how strange is it that the one day in the last year I choose to try the RC's again and the Priest comes out with this! My friend, (A Catholic), answered quite candidly... "Hmmm.... aren't Priests married to the Church?" I found that quite profound and amusing...

    *Thanks, Brian.

    Brought To You By Some Of Those Who Died In IRAQ

    Click on the picture to see what I mean...

    On his head so to speak...

    *Thanks, Daryn =)

    Stick It To The Telemarketers!

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    SaskTel Help Desk

    Just 'monkeying around..' That's All!

    *Thanks, Daryn

    Killer Kites

    Seven people were killed and more than 100 injured during an annual kite-flying festival in Pakistan. Apparently, festival-goers often use pieces of wire instead of string to fly their kites and the kites are often equipped with sharp objects to 'attack' other kites.

    Police say three people were electrocuted when their kite wires touched power lines, two died falling off roofs, one person killed after being stabbed by a kite while riding a motorbike and a 12 year-old boy was hit by a car, trying to catch a stray kite on a main road.

    *Planet S

    Wednesday, April 14, 2004

    Ever Wonder...

    "Why is it that when people speak to God, They are praying... but when God speaks to people, they are 'nuts'?"

    --Monica, 'Touched by an Angel', 2003

    Learn Yer Kid Good

    Click on the flag to see why...

    The Home Of The Brave