Waffling in THREE dimensions.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Zombie Rain

This macro combines several of my favorite things.

Zoo Years

I heard on KGW that admission to the Oregon Zoo was free today, for some reason. MAX is also free for the holiday. If I had known a little sooner, I might have been going (alone). As it stands, it is cold and I don't really want to be the only sober person riding light rail. The gates close at 8, though it stays open 'til 9 once you are there, unless you are staying the night.

Oregon Zoo Education: I Love the Zoo Overnight

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I just got back from the dentist.

I hate the dentist.

I also hate the Dennis Miller Show, but it directly precedes The Rick Emerson Show.

I like that my dentist appointment only took about half an hour. That is probably my favorite part of visiting the dentist. Half an hour twice a year, or a total one hour a year. It's not too bad when you think about it that way. Also when it's in the morning and you only have brush your teeth and hop in the car.

I hate the music they play in the background. Today it was some easy listening station, KISN? I have no idea. They started playing "That Don't Impress Me Much" and they hygienist started humming along. That song came out in '99. Last century. I still knew all the words.
You can't hear the music when they have the tools in your mouth. That bothers me. Also the tools in my mouth, I don't care for that. It's not a matter of comfort, but it feels far to vulnerable to me, and I keep thinking "THIS IS NOT NATURAL" and wanting to die a natural death at age 50 like an elephant. Elephants are cool. My father tried to teach me the importance of proper dental hygiene using the elephant. You see, the elephant dies of starvation when they lose their last set of molars. If they could brush their teeth, they would live much longer, my dad explained. Unfortunately this metaphor did not have the desired effect. Nature intended us to die when we lose our teeth. Dentistry, I concluded, is contrary to God's Will.

The discomfort of the dentist visit is compounded by my age. The main dentist, he has a sidekick now, is Mormon, as are the majority of the hygienists, and similarly, the patients. I went to the receptionist's son's missionary farewell last year. Being 21, having not served a mission, makes this a little awkward. Just a bit.
A few years ago I was assigned to some church committee to plan stake youth activities. I never really did much and honestly, I probably wouldn't have gone to more than one of the meetings if there wasn't this amazingly beautiful girl also on the committee. I saw her today, dressed in the same scrubs as the hygienists. I looked horrible, as I always do before noon, even more so than usual because I got so little sleep last night. I maintained my composure. I will fade from her short term memory as an unkempt man in pajamas pants and a gray hat. My hat kicks ass.

I think I will get a hair cut today.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

Cats Don't Dance

I was reminded of this movie, which I believe my family has lost, tonight by those weird pre-movie quasi-trailers. I can't remember what the announcement was about, maybe snackes? Anyways, it had dancing cats with cleavage and other flavors of hep. It looks like someone has loaded the entire movie on the youtube if you want to watch it.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Nina Conti

She has a brief cameo in For Your Consideration. I've decided ventriloquism is hot. Or she is. Pick one.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tay Zonday reads The Night Before Christmas

He reads is really fast. If only I'd found it before the 25th. Maybe next year. He says Blixon, which is probably a cooler name than Blitson.

YouTube - "Twas The Night Before Christmas" Random Read by Tay Zonday

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Christmas Tadpoles!

More going, and joeing

More info on that G.I. Joe movie I briefly lamented over in a previous posting.

More join up with GI JOE! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Bad news guys...

G.I. Joe (2009)

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This is sad

This makes at least the third legend to drop since Justin left last year. He'll be bummed.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Jazz legend Oscar Peterson dies

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Trap Cards

Don't activate them!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Most Important Issue

Most searched

I found this interesting. Google publishes it's list of the most searched for, keywords and such. Some of them just seemed hilarious. Take this list:
Searches for "Who is ...?"

1. Who is God

2. Who is who

3. Who is lookup

4. Who is Jesus

5. Who is it

6. Who is buckethead

7. Who is calling

8. Who is keppler

9. Who is this

10. Who is Satan

Who is calling? Such a simple query. I also enjoyed that enough people asked Google "How to levitate" that it was ranked the ninth most searched for topic in the How to section.

NPR : Google Captures the 'Zeitgeist' of 2007

My favorite was the top search in the category "What is...?" Which was, naturally love. The answer is rather simple:


If I have children, and at this point I do not intend to, I think an excellent name would be Barry Allen. You know, because I'm a nerd. I also like the name Rick or Alan, because I think It would be a little funny to give a child the same name twice (at least to me).

Flash (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Ok, ready for this

This looks very entertaining. I want it now.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall trailers and video clips on Yahoo! Movies

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If only I had cable

Harmless mistake

I have my RSS feeds for NPR and The Onion way to close together and was shocked when I saw this headline:

Bush Acknowledges Existence Of Carbon Dioxide | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Birthday

I was so much happier this time last year. I guess I can drink now, but who cares? I've no one to drink with.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I don't care for McAnatomy (shark jump!), but this is adorable:

Fairy Tale movies are my guilty pleasure.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I am so disappointed! I should have ordered one last night when I first found out they were for sale. They are now sold out. Sure I could get the weighted companion cube fuzzies, but what's the point? Damn it...

The Valve Store

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Friday, December 14, 2007

The Onion AV Club

This article made me laugh for like 20 minutes. Especially read the comments for the gold that is Sudden Infant Dance Syndrome.

The Onion A.V. Club: The Worst Band Names Of '07

I totally watched this

And sung THE FINAL COUNTDOWN in my head the entire time. My sister kept saying "that was a neat trick"; I had to correct her. A trick is something a whore does for money.

I'm near, or over, the threshold for chrifsmas presents. I think all my gifts will be excellent. I do have that horrible tendency to buy things I would like myself, but I don't think it's as bad as everyone claims it is. I use my own judgment as a litmus for quality. If I enjoy something, and you enjoy the same things that I do, which makes sense as we are friends/related, why wouldn't you like the thing I like? Often times, I don't even get to play with the gifts I give, how is that anything less than generous? That said, I had an almost overwhelming desire to purchase many many things at the bookstore today. It was hard, to resist. Ultimately, I didn't, and purchased myself a copy of World War Z, which I am expecting to be excellent as it was recommend by Rick Emerson and the first novel of the author, Max Brooks, changed my life. Also, Amazon is creepily accurate in its predictions of books that I would like, having come across some of its recommendations at the bookstore. If I said anymore I might be embarrassed by the incredible geek held inside me only by the thinest of fibers.

myNetworkTV - Shows - 2007 World Magic Awards

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SKorean Scientists Clone Cats That Glow

Neato! The glow!

Wired News - AP News

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This is like my favorite movie. I hope a remake wouldn't ruin it. I know it probably wasn't when it was released, but I love the B quality to it.

The CLASH OF THE TITANS Remake Has A Director... -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

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400th Post!

We will celebrate this occasion with an image that made me laugh for several minutes.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Cheer

This is a travesty

This is why the writers strike needs to end. To prevent shit like this:

Duel - Home - ABC.com

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Maybe we can engineer the fear of spiders out of our systems in the future. It's one of the silliest phobias around. Also, the fear of snakes. But I'm fairly certain more people die from snake bites than spider bites, so spiders first. Even though I know I have nothing to fear from spiders, they still give me the jeeblies. For this, I am ashamed.

Wired News - AP News
TOKYO (AP) -- Cat and mouse may never be the same. Japanese scientists say they've used genetic engineering to create mice that show no fear of felines, a development that may shed new light on mammal behavior and the nature of fear itself.

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I don't care that I can't do it, I would never want to.

NPR : Women Have Backbone for Pregnancy

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Good Grief

This is my favorite episode.

Arrested Development

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Best. Wedding. Ever.

Pat, I'd like to buy a pun.

Dead Rising

The troublesome thing about waking up at 3pm is that you miss The Rick Emerson Show. But you can catch the podcasts on AM 970. So everything works out.

I'm still kind of groggy. I slept like 13 hours to augment the 2 I experienced the night before due to that zombie paper. Plus two other naps of about an hour and a half each. It was an interesting day; I'm glad it's over. I still need to go back to return books, but that requires getting a new ID.I don't really care for that. So it'd be this big thing and I could just keep the book because I'll probably only get $20 back and I could still use to the book to help me study for Jeopardy when I eventually go on. The training must continue!

Anyways, for all that work on zombies, I had a dream about a robot apocalypse. It was a neat dream, neater than the one I later had about being Aladdin. At one point I had to pretend to be a robot. I did, I might add, a very good job. Unfortunately, the item I was handed let the GLaDOS like entity track us before I flushed it down the toilet so through her off. The weird part of the dream was the companion I had, which still has me confounded. I'm like, where did that come from? Always confuses me who the girls that show up in my dreams are. I mean, she's attractive, but so far out of my league the thought had never crossed me. Anyways, it wasn't my faithful companion cube, which makes me sad.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Kind of Interesting

Not everyone listed is a superhero, but whatever. It reminds me of a bit they did a few moths ago on Don and Mike.

Religious Super-Teams

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The Living Dead

The Living Dead

In every almost every mythology there exists an avatar for death. Whether personified as the Grim Reaper or Hades, theme of mortality permeates all human consciousness as a necessary part of life. Language denotes a symbolism of death in synonyms such as passing, departure, and laid to rest. However, there often exists an in-between state that explores the ambiguities of mortality where humanity’s fear of the unknown can manifest itself. They can go by many names: the undead, ghouls, specters, and zombies, to name a few. These creatures existing somewhere between life and death, are often connected to another state of being, whether an afterlife or something worse. In this essay we will briefly analyze the meaning of one such story and how it has changed in the annexation into the American culture and the implications of this change. This is the story of the zombie.

The “zombie” originates from Haitian Vodou where it was believed that a bokor, a sorcerer, could trap a person’s soul and turn them into a mindless slave. The bokor’s victim would fall into a coma-like state for days, and be buried under the assumption of death, after which the bokor would retrieve the “corpse” shortly before it reanimated (Wilson). At least one man claimed to have been the victim of a bokor’s “zombie powder” sparking scientific interest in the possible medical mystery, but no conclusive evidence in zombie rites was found (Wilson). The folklore of the zombie was transported to America by authors such as Zora Neale Hurston where it became entangled with other imaginary practices of “voodoo” such as voodoo dolls (Gallaher). America quickly became fascinated, or terrified, by the idea of zombies.

Zombies have since lost most of their connection with their magical origin. They no longer work on plantations at the command of their master but instead hold an insatiable appetite for human flesh (Brooks, 18). The rites of zombification are no longer administered by a mystic, but are instead forced upon a victim through contact and infection, through virus, radiation, or chemicals (Wilson). The infection “is 100 percent communicable and 100 percent fatal” and it only takes one individual zombie to begin an outbreak (Brooks, 3). Films such as Night of the Living Dead and 28 Days Later have cemented the zombie as an object of terror and fascination.

The horror of hordes of undead is nothing new or exclusive to American society. Other popular monsters, including vampires, werewolves, and mummies, all share similarities to the current manifestation of the zombie and analogues to these creatures can be found worldwide. The epic poem Gilgamesh makes mention of zombie-like creatures:

“Ishtar said, ‘Please, Father, I beg you,

give me the Bull of Heaven, just

for a little while. I want to bring it

to the earth, I want it to kill that liar

Gilgamesh and destroy his palace.

If you say no, I will smash the gates

of the underworld, and a million famished

Ghouls will ascend to devour the living,

And the living will be outnumbered by the dead.’” (Mitchell, 136)

The apocalyptic scenario presented here follows the same plot present is most zombie stories with humanity suddenly facing the grim reality that for the first time in ages, they are prey. Often, survivors find that they themselves are a greater threat to their survival than the slow moving zombies as stress and hysteria set in and cohesiveness disintegrates.

In this telling of the zombie story, the zombie no longer represents a supernatural threat, such as vengeful gods or powerful sorcery. The agents that transform them are now the same terrors that we must face: mysterious pathogens, radiation, chemical mutagens, all transmitted by people we used to love and trust. The zombie can represent cultural apprehension and ethical dilemmas in the same way as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which has also enjoyed success in the mythologies of film (Cole). The zombie shows us the incompetence of our governments; heighten the discord of our society, and the inevitable collapse and consumption of the things we love (Cole). The undead terrify us because they are us, transformed into something we scarcely recognize, devoid of humanity (Brooks, 15). Zombies make us face the things we fear most.

A zombie apocalypse is the ultimate disaster. Although it is likely, and hopefully, a completely fictitious possibility, that has not prevented organizations from utilizing the ghoul as a tool for activism. The Zombie Squad, an emergency preparedness advocacy group, utilizes the metaphor of undead hordes to promote emergency preparations, stating,

“Zombie Squad realizes that it is quite possible for someone to live their entire lives without encountering the undead nuisance. However, we hold fast to the belief that if you are prepared for a scenario where the walking corpses of your family and neighbors are trying to eat you alive, you will be prepared for almost anything.” (Zombie Squad)

In addition to the Zombie Squad and survival guides, the zombie horde has become a parade of sorts, with participants being “bitten” by a growing zombie mob, converging on a location, and then dispersing (San Francisco Zombie Mob). Occasionally these events take place to draw attention to a public event, such as a mayoral debate (San Francisco Zombie Mob).

For as long as any cultural malaise exists, we are likely to only see an increase of the undead in our lives ― hopefully only as a hypothetical.

Works Cited

Wilson, Tracy V. . "How Zombies Work." Howstuffworks. 11 Dec 2007 .

Gallaher, Tim. "Zora Neale Hurston." 1996. 11 Dec 2007 .

Brooks, Max. The Zombie Survival Guide. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 2003.

Mitchell, Stephen. Gilgamesh. New York, NY: Free Press, 2004.

Cole, Liz. "Zombies." GreenCine. 2005. 11 Dec 2007 .

Zombie Squad. Zombie Squad. 11 Dec 2007 .

"San Francisco Zombie Mob." San Francisco Zombie Mob. 30 Oct 2007. 11 Dec 2007 .

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Lots of Zombie Pics

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Facial hair

The super villain so much style, they named it after him.

Fu Manchu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His style of facial hair has become known as the Fu Manchu moustache although Rohmer described his character as possessing no such accoutrement.

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Monday, December 10, 2007


I had a dream about Battle Toads last night. I can't say it was really about Battle Toads because dreams are seldom about anything. It contained something I recognized as Battle Toads. It also contained some dream-girl I dream-cuddled with, likely an amalagram of my blanket. I do love my blankets. I tie them and wear them like capes. It also contained a desert iguana, sadly the green iguana was eaten by a dog, which I told everyone was the poisonous giga monster and held congress hostage with threat of said venom. That was pretty awesome. There was also some weird stuff with those Battle Toads which I can't remember or describe well enough to not convey a sense of psychosis, thus I refrain.

I'm delaying an inevitable essay at the moment and will share a brief story I was reminded of in the course of my "research." We were watching cartoons Saturday morning while my grandparents were over, notably The Legion of Superheroes and The Batman. My grandfather remarked that all the popular superheroes ("super heroes" is a trademark co-owned by DC and Marvel) were popular when he was a lad. It's true! Superman was invented in 1938, after all.He then asked, "Is Captain Marvel still around?" I only knew to whom he was referring because I am a huge nerd and read the excellent blog Living Between Wednesdays. I don't think he heard me say there there were rumors, I say rumors because I've never bothered to check the progress of or verify claims, of a movie starring him. It's kind of strange that his foil Black Adam seems so much more popular now.

I suppose I should get back to "research" for my project.

Captain Marvel (DC Comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sunday, December 09, 2007


This weekend hasn't been nearly as bad as I feared it would be! I've almost got Stool Pigeon done, and there have been no awkward questions about life goals! And now it's effing snowing. I took a cap of my ForecastFox for proof, because my phone wouldn't be able to see the flakes, and they probably won't stick. What this means is some people may have a hard time getting home, if they aren't already.

I had a weird dream last night. I had superpowers, as always, although this time they were different. I had the power to control spheres, and to a lesser extent circles. I couldn't decide on a name. Some of my favorite choices included Sphere-man, Radian man, Pi Guy, or Ball Boy. Mostly I used this power to mob people with torrents of orbs of eclectic origins. I could also take globes out of their little holders, and I did that a lot for some reason. I could also transform globes to maps, and maps to globes and even perfect imperfect spheres (removing terrain from globes). I also cruised around on ball bearings, which was pretty neat. It was a weird dream. There were some other parts were me and peter were painting a clay model of the Eiffel tower, but I can't remember what powers he had, if any. There was another dream where I had to protect kids from a puma. Damn pumas.


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I'm not a very original person. Not like I can chose a new topic or anything at this point.

Pigeons Revenge and other Free Internet games @ CrazyMonkeyGames.com

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Saturday, December 08, 2007


I did it! It was simple really, just had to find the right buttons to press. Still some legwork, but I can hammer this part out tonight and just have to worry about the starting menu tomorrow!

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Thursday, December 06, 2007


I kinda wish Romney wasn't running so I wouldn't have to listen to this crap. Although I don't care for either, I kind of want the election to come down to Clinton v. Romney, just to spite the bitches.
ABC News: Matter of Faith: Vote God 2008

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Character Counts

I am delaying my final essay a little bit to write this. Perhaps I'll get some important thoughts out in this little distraction. I'm supposed to write a bit on the effect of television on politics. I saw this program advertised tonight. My mom wants to move to Canada if Hillary Clinton wins. I think that is a bit brash, and not at all the solution, after all, Canada is much more liberal than the United States with their socialized medicine and various faggotries. I immediately countered her by vowing my support to the candidate. The reaction from my father was priceless! Obama is actually my choice candidate, but is no matter right now. I want to know, why don't they like Clinton? It is because of her husband or her role as First Lady? It is because of her policies or track record as a US Senator? Is it her personality? Which of these do they pick and why?
I asked the question, and tried to transcribe it:
"i think she is very contrived. I think she's very... what bugged me about her most is back years ago when her husband was elected she was going to do this that and the other stuff....that's not what the first lady does...she doesn't push major political reform on a country that's not ready for it. Am I going to fast?"
Earlier they kept stating "Character Counts". It is a catchy axiom, that is why the Boy Scouts have chosen it. They were asserting that the character of a president candidate should be determined and can be used to predict possible future behavior. The logic goes something like "if the president lies about cheating on his wife (his personal life) then he will lie in other areas (his public life)". My refute was that he most likely lies publicly out of nessessity. He cannot tell the public all sorts of national secrets and thus some obfuscation must occur. If we assume that presidential candidates run for office out of a general concern for the nation and an earnest belief that they will do a good job, a question that cannot be answered by character questions, as all will doubtlessly say they are the best person for the job, as any other answer would result in immediate disqualification, then we can assume that they will certainly try to achieve this, with varying degrees of success. As much as I disapprove of President Bush, I do not doubt for a moment that he has, what he perceives, as the nation's best interests in mind, as would any other candidate I believe. The question then becomes, not who the candidate is, but what the candidate would do, and we learn this by asking about policy ideas and hypothetical questions, not what their favorite television show is.

I've become distracted.

10 Tough Questions For 10 Top Candidates, Katie Couric Asks Presidential Candidates Questions Of Character -- And Gets Surprising Answers - CBS News

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Damn, Fleck. I just lost them all! It's no good to annotate the web when the annotations disappear when you navigate away!

Amusing Ourselves to Death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Kid Nation

I hate this kid.

Not as much as this one.

But at least he's entertaining.

Kid Nation on CBS

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I fixed Scribefire!

Elasmotherium chaser


They really do need to raise Candidiasis awareness. You wouldn't want this to happen to you:

In immunocompetent persons, candidiasis is usually a very localized infection of the skin or mucosal membranes [1]:

Candidiasis is a very common cause of vaginal irritation, or vaginitis, and can also occur on the male genitals. In immunocompromised patients, the Candida infection can affect the esophagus with the potential of becoming systemic, causing a much more serious condition, a fungemia called candidemia. [4] [3]

Children, mostly between the ages of 3 and 9 years, can be affected by chronic mouth yeast infections, normally seen around the mouth as white patches. However, this is not a common condition.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Victoria's Secret

Victoria Secret Fashion Show Notes

Typing this up as it goes on. Also playing City Of Villains during lulls.

A lot of these model profiles reveal that their "indulgences" are massages,


Lots of Victoria Secret Commercials. These commercials are awesome.

Actually, the whole program is just a commercial. I don't mind though.

Seale and Heide are endearing. He was singing the higher harmony. She

wasn't really singing words.

That Dyson guy is cool. I like him.

I never really cared for the Spice Girls. I think I'm okay with that.

Playing City of Villains and watching the Victoria Secret Fashion Show.

Life is wonderful!

Some of the models are blindingly beautiful; Others, not so much. I don't

think they picked the hottest girl in the college

Alot of them claim to have been tomboys when they were younger. Tomboys are


One of them just said their secret indulgence was laundry. I don't

understand, but that is certainly not a turn off, I suppose. Some have

cooking on there. Hmm...

Everything has wings. Reminds me of city of heroes. What does that say

about me? Hmm...

This is really weird with my dad in the room. Please leave, father. He

keeps lamenting how much he dislikes the "model walk".

Heide Klum is the hottest mother ever. Alot of the aspiring models wish to

have children. Makes me go :-/

I definately prefer brunnettes.

The flashing lights in the background that tell me "SEXY" are a nice touch.

I never would have figured it out on my own.

The winking and other sorts of crowd working are kind interesting. There is

a sort of celebrity among the different models. I recognize a few from

commercials, others from repeated cat walks. But really, it's just a buffet

of beautiful people that just flushing through.

They all seem to be such generous people!

Stupid Spice Girls. Damn it, that Beckam chick is still one of them. They

have male back up dancers. This will just get me incensed. There is no

continueity between their outfits, I mean, there's a theme, but like. I

don't care really. They haven't all aged at the same rate.

Pajamas are hot. I always suspected the possibility, but I didn't *know*

this before a few weeks ago when my eyes were opened to the true

possibilities. The models seem very umm...friendly...towards each other in

that commercial.

I'm glad I can't get yeast infections, at least, I *hope* I can't. That'd

be awkward, AND eye-opening.

No, I don't really want the Spice Girl's Greatest Hits, but it can't be as

bad as their flops, I suppose. Oh, it's back!

Yes, you are a christmas decoration. Wow, you are dumb, but it is


I sparkly things. However impractical they are. Hallejuah, indeed. The

choir seems weird, but really, I should have suspended my disblief by now.

I don't know if i'd call that "sexy santa" maybe more like "naughty santa"

Really? Wrapping paper? I'm questioning every value I have, and Loving it.

They all have these eyes...

OK, wtf. a bell? That...ok...

The snowflake is cool though, but looks incredibly dangerous. I thought

Seale was going to die.

Some of the women seem impossible. Where are their intestines? I suspect

girdle training on at least one, perhaps others. They are all freaks of

nature. I should feel guilty for letching, I know this. Yet, nothing. I

will blame the media and absolve myself of guilt.

What? IT CAN'T BE OVER!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I hope they put it online. hmm...


Saturday, December 01, 2007


My sister is a dirty link clicker. She followed one from Myspace. I hope she never wants to have a Zwinky, or whatever they are. The shirts are seldom clever, the only one being this clever Fresh Prince temperature gag. But damn, it's hard to navigate away from this face:

Snorg Tees - New Funny T-Shirts Every Week (Vintage T-Shirt, Cool Graphic Tee Shirts) -

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Couldn't you just buy a robot without having to marry it? In any case, relationships are expensive. Cost-benefit analysis! Always an appropriate answer.

10 Reasons I'd Rather Marry a Robot

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Fall Cleaning

This is the last Saturday, Saturdays being special days (the days we get ready for Sunday), before my Grandparents, who I don't particularly like, come to visit. I am stuck cleaning the Recreation room, more affectionately called the wreck room. It sucks.

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I don't understand art or music. What's the point? I suppose it doesn't matter, really. How often does art manage to change something? I can think of no instances. If you know of any, please let me know. Give up now, Art, become an hero. I couldn't resist. I suppose if someone gets something out of the experience, that is justification in itself. No one needs to be an ass about it though. That is distasteful and unnecessary. I can never spell unnecessary correctly.

Anti-folk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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She looks the part. I'm not enough of a nerd to care about that much more about the movie at this time. I can't even keep the continuity of The Flash correct. Jay Garrick and then...BANANAS!

Wonder Woman is 100% going to be... -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

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I haven't read the article myself yet, but I am about to! It was too exciting to not post right away!

CLOVERFIELD has been seen! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

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Friday, November 30, 2007


This is pretty cool, and by cool, I mean, totally sweet.


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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Do it

Kinda sad how I use blogger as a shortcut to post images in myspace comments, but it works pretty well for it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I was going to get my exgirlfriend an apron that said "The cake is a lie" for Christmas, because I'd like to imagine that we're still friends, though we probably aren't so much. But since she did not want to take the copy of Portal I had made for her, that joke wouldn't make sense. This one would though:

My guy pillow - Official Site

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I'm not sure why, but this really bothers me. I find it unsettling. I don't watch Dancing with the Stars, but they were talking about it today on The Rick Emerson Show and several calls made an effort to affirm their affection for this woman. I decided to see what all the fuss was about on Wikipedia. Why does it affect me? I get that same faith-failing feeling I've been getting so often lately. I can't explain it; it feels like nothing is certain, perhaps everything is untrue. What if this isn't italics? Nothing makes sense. I'm burnt out and disillusioned. Life is wonderful.

Julianne Hough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hough was engaged to Zach Wilson and originally planned to marry on August 8, 2007 in an LDS (Mormon) temple, but has postponed her marriage. Zach Wilson since has listed his profile as single on his MySpace site. She has also been romantically linked with Kevin Connolly of Entourage fame, who recently gave her a diamond ring and admitted that he is "actively pursuing" Julianne, although Julianne denies a romantic relationship.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I ♥ House


I was just thinking about this

This sucks:

Spore (video game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Release date

The release date has been the subject of massive speculation, but as of November 23, 2007, Electronic Arts has maintained its tentative Spring 2008 release date.[5] On October 24, 2007, Wright stated that Spore was in a fully-playable build, and would be ready in roughly six months.[6]

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Heroes, city of

Cool. I hadn't been really following this, but I'm kind of excited for it now.

City of Heroes Community Site

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I don't think I can do this

The data seems inconclusive. I don't agree with the argument I am to present. I'd feel bad leaving my group out to dry, but the weather is bad. I think I'm going to go lay down for a little while, maybe I can collect some thoughts.

Bobo doll experiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“On balance, violent videogames are bad for children”

Facts about videogames

What are children?

What is a videogame?

What constitutes violence?

What are we not talking about?


Examples of violence

violence as widespread in medium

Show the accessibility of violence

History of

What affects might violence have on children?


Increase aggression

aspect (murder simulators?)




and adults are different

Compare to
other media (analogues)

How are videogames assessed
differently from movies?

Compare violent depictions in

State other
benefits of videogames




Possible social messages

State other
harms of videogames

Obesity? (more, less, or similar to

Gender roles?

I love

research needs to be done

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Monday, November 26, 2007


Now playing: Cannonball Adderley - Straight, No Chaser [*]
via FoxyTunes


An excellent start to tonight's Chuck. I am exciting. I hope Heroes delivers as well. I still have things I need to do tonight, it will be sketchy!

Exclusive: NBC Extends Chuck, Life for Full Season! - Ausiello Report | TVGuide.com

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I don't know how I'm going to argue this

I'm supposed to argue something like "On balance, violent video games are bad (for children)" or something similar, I can't recall the exact wording, which will probably be important in some way. I have no idea how I'm going to argue a point I wholly disagree with. I picked a short straw.


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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Oooo exciting!

Kid Nation on CBS
The Town Council bans Taylor from having fun in Bonanza, and when her friends start bragging about all the good times they are having without her, Taylor has a surprising reaction. Sophia steams when Blaine shirks his cooking duties to become a pool shark and gamble his buffalo nickels. There's a new sheriff in town after the Council expresses the need for a law enforcer. Guess who...?

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

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I luuurve Mountain Dew

It's hard to admit we don't have anything in common anymore. We don't have the same interests or goals. I listen to NPR, you listen to Eldar. You bake delicious cake, I know that the cake is a lie. We don't really have any mutual friends to draw us together, and I seemed to have lost most of mine by attrition. Hell, I think my roommates had liked you more than me. I wouldn't have blamed them, either. My family is now more interesting to you than me, although they are always on their best behavior when you come to visit. You'll probably never read this; no one reads this. I miss things. Just as I type this, this song comes on. Then someone changed the station.

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Oh noes!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Team Photo

This is an awesome photo.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Just saw an ad for this on NBC, whose parent company also owns SciFi and I'm pumped. Perhaps because I have a thing for Zoey Deschanel.

Tin Man (TV miniseries) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Bonanza City

It had to be fake, of course, but I didn't expect to find it's website!

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Spitting Spider-man!

Stan Lee forgot a power of extreme awesomeness:

Spitting spider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Kid Nation

This is the episode I've been waiting for. A new "town council" turns everything upside down! They are so incompetent, with the exemption of Green, who has always out shown the others. If I recall correctly, all the new council members are gold star winners. It's interesting how quickly DK changed once he gained power, becoming more like Greg and Blaine when he was much more like previously very similar to Guylan, with whom he confided. The Wikipedia article has been locked due to vandalism. I'm going to stop blogging about the show and just watch it.
Holy shit. This is awesome!


It's a freaking holiday weekend, why am I bored?

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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)


I can't believe

I used to do this every night?! I can hardly believe it. I took 25mg, which is 5mg higher than any dose I ever took (at once); I feel like I'm going to die. But that feeling (or is it the fear of death?) undulates. My heart pounding, joints burning, mouth dry and jaws clenched. I'd forgotten what it was like. I think I made the right decision. I don't care for these side effects much, although I don't mind the clarity, euphoria, and placebo confidence. I don't consider this experience to be anything against my streak, because it is not being used to augment myself but is instead a more recreational undertaking. I've also noticed a slightly diminished sex drive. I had never noticed that side effect before; it was the norm. Not that having sex is anywhere on my agenda.

Grid Wars is a lot more fun when you're jazzed. I played for like 2 hours straight, which is braggable.

Its 4.30 am. I should probably at least feign sleep. I don't need a relapse to bring any more disappointments? Damn it! I just added a misspelling of disappointment to the dictionary. Fouled dictionaries are another topic I should address at some point. I struggle putting sentences together at 4am, no matter my condition. I surrender my words to you, Blogger.

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Why buy a mattress anywhere else?

Why is she no longer the spokesperson for Sleep Country USA? I liked her much better than the new one. It reminds me of when they retooled the Brawny Man.

Topo Swope Talent - Mary Kae Irvin

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


I don't know why my sisters seem so adverse to medication. In a moment of weakness, I took one of my sisters 25mg Adderall XR and it is awesome. I feel like my old self again. Since I took it at 7:30, I probably won't be able to sleep tonight. But that's fine, it's a long weekend. There was some fallout today, but I will discuss that later. I am disappointed that there is not a new episode of Boston Legal tonight, perhaps because of the writers' strike, but I cannot be sure. In any case, House was awesome. It actually was lupus, of which there are many varieties. I am blood type O+, just so you know.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

This will make my night.

Make it fucking awesome, that is. Fuck yeah! I'm already pumped!

VGMusic.com - Sega Genesis Music - Classic

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My evil laugh isn't very evil. It's like an evil giggle. :-/

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I just don't seem to have a desire to do anything at all right now and haven't for the past few days. Maybe it has something to do with there not being anymore new episodes of The Office coming this year.

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Bad dream

I had a dream last night that I got jilted. I know, WTF. I spent the rest of the day pissed off.

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Arrested Development

I just finished a minimarathon and it was awesome. This guy always reminds me of Tim Riley


This episode was hilarious. I think I will go watch more now!

Making a Stand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sex Kills

I just watched the episode of House entitled "Sex Kills" and this girl was in it. I found her very attractive. I like to broadcast my feelings of desire over the internet.

Keri Lynn Pratt

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

always gold


I don't recommend sticking an entire roll of Fruit By The Foot in your mouth at once, even if it is the usually delicious Berry Tye Die. It is usually extremely delicious, but I almost spewed when I tried this. I've been almost throwing up a lot lately; actually did throw up last week. I'm not sick; well, I'm not ill. I have these two essays to write and I can't decide how or what to do, similar to the midterm last week that had me vomiting. Ugh. I'm all frizzle-frazzle. What's the point? I've already failed.

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Now playing: Vince Guaraldi Trio - 05 - Christmas Time is Here (Instrumental)
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Clavicle

Spider stories

Tigers live in freaking Asia. This doesn't make sense.

1. Tying Tiger.

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I queue up my music and this is the first selection. ಥ_ಥ ...Beautiful

Now playing: TEH FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!1
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I find it easy to load pictures from here to myspace comments.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Media and violence


Be sure to quote Jack Thompson for the lulz

Trust no one

Conclusion: While the primary parts of the story were the
same, such as who was involved and the reactions from each side, were largely
the same from source to source, subtle differences emerged between each piece. The
divergence between sources was startling and best and troubling at worst. With
the very numbers differing between sources, although this is possibly due to
differences in time of publication and verification rather than an issue of
journalistic inaccuracy, it makes the informed reader question what the truth
truly is, and who really holds control of it. The amount of people gathered for
this event varies up to one hundred thousand individuals, not a small number,
with a similar, through smaller, variance in the number injured. When one story
is highlighted as a feature for evening news, what other stories were omitted
to make way? Who decides what content to broadcast and to whom do they answer?
Which biases go unnoticed when this information is withheld? The answer seems
clear: trust no one.

Ok, so I'm not really going to end it that way, but I thought it'd be fun

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check this out later

Music: Teach Yourself Portal's End Theme
wrapping it up with a handy lyric sheet and chord chart so you can play the son

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Do you think they stopped filming new episodes of Carson Daly? I don't think he has writers, or they hate him; he sucks ass.

Hamas and Fatah Clash in Gaza Strip: Arafat's Memorial Rally Ends in Bloodshed - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

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Procrastination follies

The story I chose to comment upon for my political science class unfortunately occurred after the newspapers were in circulation, but late enough that by the time I finally got around to doing the project, it was already tomorrow in the Middle East. Now I can't remember for the life of me whether you underline or italicize the names of newspapers. Do they classify as journals or magazines in the citation machine? How late will I be up tonight? I really should learn how to print things in the school library instead of just taking naps in there.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Aww, shucks

I just uploaded that video to YouTube, the one of the spider. I was feeling quite accomplished until I decided to check and see if it would show up in a search, but instead I found that OPB had already uploaded it. Dang. Here's their video.

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The six-eyed sand spider

It is very deadly, but very friendly. I don't know why, but this spider is as adorable as spiders get. It buries itself! It is awesome.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


A clever graph I happened upon. Yay for not being b&

Do want.

It's got a bit of a fine attached, but it would be cool. Or awesome.

NPR : Cell Phones Drive Some to Break the Law

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ಥ_ಥ ...Beautiful

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Thursday, November 08, 2007


My mom was kind enough to make me some toast since I threw up this morning. The cat just hopped up on the desk and is now licking it. Damn it...

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Is it true?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Well, fuck

They own fucking Neopets. I'm swearing a lot tonight. But, NEOPETS??? wtf

Viacom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In June, Viacom announced its purchase of Neopets, a virtual pet website. That December, Paramount announced it would acquire DreamWorks. All indications are that the whole of DreamWorks - both live-action film and TV studios, albeit not the DreamWorks archive - which was sold to a group led by George Soros in March 2006 - (nor the animated unit, which was not part of the deal) will remain owned by Viacom, even though CBS acquired Paramount's own TV studio.

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The resolution doesn't do it justice, but the cover-girl for this issue of the New Era is very pretty. I had to bring that to everyone's attention. That is all.


My dad talks too fucking loud. I can't get my stupid computer to play music from my F(ucking) drive. I let my mom use my laptop and she busted a fucking key off of it. Fuck yeah..

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It'd be a lot easier to concentrate on my homework if my family was quieter and this room didn't smell like cat-shit. I will be doing these essays at 3am again. FUCK THIS.

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I suck at this game

But maybe I won't from now on...

How to Win at Monopoly ® - a Surefire Strategy

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They changed their line a bit. The black one looks pretty sweet. Mine is probably still better, although the eye holes aren't so swish. And mine is just a hoodie, not a jacket. Whatever.


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Monday, November 05, 2007

Damn it!

Stupid strike. Selfish bastards!

Updated!! THE OFFICE Is Closed!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.

From the wikipedia page about the strike:
The strike is against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), a trade organization that represents the interests of American film and television producers. Over 12,000 writers will be affected by the strike.[2] The last such strike was the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike; it lasted 22 weeks, costing the American entertainment industry an estimated 500 million dollars.[3]

22 weeks. Ugh. That's 4 and a half months, or until March. I hope they get it resolved within the month.

Amateur Diagnosis

I have a usual contempt for the layman's diagnosis, but this seems compelling.

Attachment disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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