|baba boo! ey||
I finally got the t-shirts Kate and I worked on this summer...they're dark blue and say I've frequently not been on boats...so I'm wearing it today and telling people about my halloween costume... "I'm an Obscure Literary Reference!"
Quote of the Day
"Halloween is like Christmas for the Drama Club people"
--Baba Booey on Howard Stern...working in Salem in the month leading up to it, I have to say he has a point...
Image of the Moment
Culture of the Moment
10 Things You Might Not Have Known About Iran's Popculture.
Halloween AND darkness coming an hour earlier...what a day.
Prose Passage of the Moment
"So," he said, "Janet tells me you're an emotional wreck, too. How long have you been broken up?"
"About a month," I stammered. This was not at all what I'd imagined would happen--the two of us bitching about our failed relationships. And yet, now that we'd started, I realized that I would much rather commiserate with Seamus than date him. "We split up suddenly," I heard myself say. "Just a few weeks ago, we were in Sears, shopping for a DVD player. And then another week later, he's emptied all his stuff out of my apartment. It makes you see how flimsy everything is, not just relationships, but everything."
Seamus made a low purr in his throat--an oddly sympathetic sound. "You're not just losing a person, you're losing all your old habits. Suddenly, you don't know who you are." His voice went husky. "The nights are the worst."
--Queer, Pagan Kennedy, from The Dictionary of Failed Relationships
|halloween flare up||
Funny of the Moment
I'm Steve Stevenson for the daily channel 192 news. Tonight, in a related story we brought to you yesturday, the sun has once again tried to destroy the earth. The sun claims that "we were in the way" and stated "when ya gotta go, ya gotta go..."
President George W. Bush commented on the topic claiming that the sun may be in league with known terrorist group Al-Queda. President Bush attempted to stare down the sun in a show of bravery when his eyes were severely burned due to over exposure to UV rays without blinking. Later on today, President Bush will be launching a "Shock and Awe campaign" directed towards the sun to send the message that the United States does not deal with terrorists...
--MoeMoe on this slashdot article about the solar flares. Also, DogIsMyCoprocessor pointed out that maybe it's time we give up on Allah, Jesus, Buddha, etc, and go back to the Sun Gods, 'cause clearly they're getting a bit ticked...
Advertisement of the Moment
This is quite the ad for gum. I have never been so disturbed by nipples on a guy.
Halloween Costume and Lyrics and Phoon of the Moment
"I think I love you,
I know your boyfriend.
What do you see in him?
He is round & yellow.
Look at me--I am sexy and trim!"
--Johnny Blue-jeans, Viva Varieté. Man, that was a great Comedy Central show.
Anyway, I ment Ms. Pac-Man at that paper store between Porter and Harvard Square.
Incidentally, my pose is a 'phoon'--I've been meaning to write up that odd genre of "capturing the running action" photos, but wanted to make up an example first. Here you go, then!
Quote of the Day
"Evangelists say Halloween is the devil's holiday.
What a lame-ass devil! Sitting down in the depths of hell, going, "I've got control of the major corporations, churning out weapons and toxic waste, but how can I get candy? Let me think--I'll get the children of the world to dress up as hobos and Power Rangers--and then I'll have all the bite-size Three Musketeers I need! I am Satan!"
Image of the Moment
Quote of the Moment
"The greatest productive force is human selfishness."
--Robert Heinlein. Not one of the usual Heinlein quotes I always see kicking around. I'm not sure I agree with it completely. Compare and contrast to Michael Shermer's "Rationality tied to moral decency is the most powerful joint instrument for good that our planet has ever known."
Link of the Moment
Ranjit pointed me to Googlism, a Google using tool that informed me that "kirk israel is a visionary" and "kirk israel is the blender". It can tell you what nearly anyone is, especially if you only use their first names.
Keep in mind that succesful "hits" on the site get added to a publicly-viewable index.
Old School of the Moment
RIP, Jam Master Jay, the DJ for the hiphop pioneer group Run-DMC.
|in the doom mood||
Joke of the Moment
Regarding your 10/24/01 entry and the joke about the cows: What do you call a mix between an elephant and a rhino? Answer: Elleph Ino!
--Alice in my guestbook. I've used this joke and it has gotten more laughs than I expected.
Gaming Geek Link of the Moment
DOOM was an early "First Person Shooter", one of my favorite games, running around these bases, physically ducking in my seatr when monsters shot fireballs at me, slaying demons left and right, saving and reloading frequently. (I'm almost tempted to get a Game Boy Advanced to play this version of the beloved game.) Recently I found a page with lots of alpha version screenshots, and the DOOM Bible, which was the document of the original vision for the game. It got scaled back quite a bit, and it's interesting to see the differences.
Quote of the Moment
"I have never known a period in this country where terrorism was not an active consideration of how we live our lives. Israelis used to joke that in Alaska they have to deal with the snow, and in the Middle East we deal with terrorism. That is part of the weather here. In the sense of how you balance daily life with fear and caution, Israel is the world expert."
--Yossi Klein Halevi in a Salon Premium Piece. I think that's what the new reality here is going to look like, and in some ways it's not as scary as it seems.
|KHftCEA 1997-11.1 November|
"The death of God left the angels in a very strange position."
--Lions Unix Documentation
"Hypocrisy is the lubricant of a civilized society"