coors light endorser: doug e. fresh. i sure loathe that coors light campaign.
the sky on my way home from class was wonderful--purple clouds lit from below, a slow fade from blue to reds blended in.
songs that have been in my head all day: 'i'll be there,' 'eternal flame.'
one of the library school's servers
is having problems. it's a pretty bad scene. happily, it's late, and there's only one other person in the lab.
hmm. if i were interested in star wars--like, even a little--i'd be excited to note that valley view
is one of the few places in the country where one can see the space opera in all its digital glory.
this battleground god
is among the stranger, and more appealing, web quizzes i've ever taken. this channel 4 one
about sexual orientation, however, isn't that great, though people have been linking
to it like whoa.ruth handler died
not shockingly, i like these puzzles for the avid consumer
. and here's a fresh article about answering machine messages from folklore and mythology studies
andre the giant--once, in an argument after a traffic accident, he turned the other driver's car upside down. "you could push a hard-boiled egg through any of his rings." drank 114 beers at one sitting. had 48 teeth.
wow, the monks are shooting off fireworks. we suspect it's new year's.
wow, this old l&o
has some b-boys
in it. and dzundza
are, like, all about it.
is it just me, or are the people in walmart
tv spots, like, never very bright?
? it's a good time.
1. What does the C. stand for?
It's just my last name, Calleja. But it also stands for ''chronic.'' And ''chronical,'' which is chronic. But it's a different word.
2. There's you, Mel C, and Vitamin C. Why is C such a happening letter?
'Cause it involves Joe C. It's all me. This is just the start. It's gonna be chaos, nothing but Cs. You should probably change your name now just to get an early start.
3. What exactly is your job?
I just hold it down and get the audience riled up. I'm the hype man. I'm the vertically challenged emcee.
4. People think you can't rap. Can you give me a rhyme to prove them wrong?
Um...let me think: "Joe C. is chillin'/So f--- heat miser/I don't drink beer/But bud makes me wiser."
5. Why are little people so hot right now?
Cause of Joe C. and Mini-Me. My boy Verne [J. Troyer], Mini-Me. I gotta give love to him.
6. Chris Rock said some harsh things about you at the MTV awards. How do you respond?
I got nothing but love. But just to let everyone know -- I've said it so many times it's ridiculous -- I'm not a midget, I'm vertically challenged. F--- it, if you're a midget, you're a midget. Deal with it. But I'm not a midget, so I don't need to deal with it.
7. Anything else?
I know it's been hammered home a million times, but I'm not a f---ing midget. And... actually, no. I don't even care at this point. I've said it so I'm not gonna say it anymore. And I used to be hooked on phonics, but now I'm hooked on chronic. That's about it.
, may he rest in peace.
i love this famous math problems page
. i'm a big dork.
22:20:51 dzhos: dzhos (9:48:29 PM): for example: when 'the wall' came out, cbs records did an experiment. they didn't give any money to independent record promoters in los angeles. the 'the wall' shows only played in four cities, only two in the us. floyd sold out a 16k seat venue for, like, five nights in a row, and yet none of the major radio stations in la had played 'another brick in the wall' even once.
22:21:07 dzhos: dzhos (9:54:40 PM): see, somebody at cbs wanted to prove that you could have a song on the radio without payola. but they couldn't do it with a no-name act, because, if it failed, what would that prove? no-name acts fail all the time. and they couldn't do it with neil diamond or somebody, because they'd be super-pissed. floyd, though, was sorta fake underground. they had the number one record without the benefit of airplay, and they had really never gotten play on top 40 stations. so it was decided they'd be the test case.
22:21:20 dzhos: dzhos (9:59:44 PM): and, what do you know, none of the radio stations in la were playing 'another b in the w,' despite its absurd popularity around the country (80% of top 40 stations in the us were playing it--in its first week of release, it had gotten more airplay than any other current single), mad sales, their selling out five big shows in a row, etc. so when pf arrived in la, their manager noted that seemingly everyone under thirty had a floyd shirt on. he also noted that they'd sold out one of the largest venues in town for five straight nights, and that their record had been at #1 for a month. so he wondered why they weren't on the radio.
22:21:31 dzhos: dzhos (10:02:11 PM): well, somebody at cbs, nobody seems to know who, told him exactly why not. and, like, the shit hit the fan. pf demanded independent promotion. one morning, cbs gave the go-ahead. by that afternoon, it was on the radio. it was still the #1 song on two of the four major top 40 stations six weeks later.
according to the la times
is going to report a $50 billion
loss this year. i'm something less than sympathetic.
in my 'public library' class tonight, a gentleman named brad stevens, the technology coordinator of nola
, the northeastern ohio library alliance, came to lecture about the future of technology in public libraries. the poor guy. the tone of the responses basically veered wildly between 'these machines are going to take my job!', 'ooh! look at the snazzy gadgets' and 'what does xml
stand for again?'
quote from brad stevens: "If you look at information literacy skills in the general public, they're non-existent."
big trends: remote services, continued spread of technology, digital circulation, unified database tools. disturbing trend to keep an eye on: biometrics
replacing library cards
lemme guess: you want to try out nola's 'askusquestions
' live web reference service, but you don't have a library card from a nola institution. luckily for you, brad stevens shared a password. just enter your library barcode as 'lssitest'. he says it'll only last about a week, though.
Assuming you�re not an investment banker, you don�t need ten suits; you only need four. This means you can be a discerning shopper and spend time accumulating, then keeping your suits in good condition (dry clean once a year, then more for spills; don�t you dare iron it yourself). Think of the process in terms of collecting, spending years searching for that one original-packaged Chewbacca.
--from the morning news' delightful series on men's fashion
. i'm wearing a baseball cap, hooded sweatshirt, cargo pants and sneakers as i type this. i'm in desperate need of advice.
where do i want to live? what's important to me? natural wonder? secondhand stores? broadband? organic food? art? i really ought to give this some thought.
In the beginning, critics and audiences were so charmed by Rosie
's honest enthusiasm that they overlooked a basic fact: She celebrates crap. She has an incredibly narrow view of the universe: popular television, Broadway schlock, mainstream movies, sappy pop balladeers. The acme of Culture, in Rosie's world, would be a Ricky Martin/Barbra Streisand duet of "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" at Radio City Music Hall for the Celine Dion NBC Christmas special.
Take for example Apple Computers, makers of the popular Macintosh line of computers. The real operating system hiding under the newest version of the Macintosh operating system (MacOS X) is called... Darwin! That's right, new Macs are based on Darwinism! While they currently don't advertise this fact to consumers, it is well known among the computer elite, who are mostly Atheists and Pagans. Furthermore, the Darwin OS is released under an "Open Source" license, which is just another name for Communism. They try to hide all of this under a facade of shiny, "lickable" buttons, but the truth has finally come out: Apple Computers promote Godless Darwinism and Communism.
i would've sworn this was a joke
, but it looks at least somewhat genuine. a shot of verisign dns lookup
with a twist of google
suggests that the schmoe
who owns the domain is also connected to some of those sleazy businesses
that purport to get one's pages ranked higher by the search engines.
"You have to understand that the VMA's (we were never allowed to call them VMA's, but had to say it in full: Video Music Awards) is one of the most important shows for MTV, but actually for the entire industry. It when the best deals are cut. The way it works is simple: The record label commits to getting a big name star to present or perform on the show and in return the channel will support an up and coming band or artist. usually in the late-nite slots. If I recall correcty, this is exactly what the 'Buzz Bin' was for."
weblogging is so hip, even former mtv hack adam curry
is doing it. he's got a link to the shifted librarian
. would've been more topical yesterday, when the times
ran it, but anyway. incidentally, does a major metropolitan newspaper really need pop-up ads?
ooh, reagan tribute pages
. ostensibly from scripps-howard news service. i can't imagine why the windows files are .exe's, though. sketchy.
me: guess who's dead.
me: layne staley.
laura: did he od?
wow, i didn't know that mikejack sold half the beatles' catalog to sony. and i sure didn't know that he borrowed $200 million from sony after putting the other half up as collateral. so it pretty much caught me by surprise that sony's considering
calling in the debt.
was way up in daypop
the other day. a quote:
"The licence [sic] agreement for Frontpage says: ""You may not use the software in connection with any site that disparages Microsoft, MSN, MSNBC, Expedia, or their products or services, infringe any intellectual property or other rights of these parties, violate any state federal or international law, or promote racism, hatred, or pornography."
i hate those honkies at microsoft with a burning hot sex-on-the-floor passion. bill gates
is a robber baron. m$
products are junk, especially outlook
and that animated paperclip. msn
is like a less-reliable aol
is a third-rate fox news channel
, and fnc
is itself a third-rate cnn
(and cnn isn't that great). expedia is surely intended for morons ('now you can go back without clicking the 'back' button.' first you stole the back button from netscape
, and now you want to reinvent the browsing interface. what could be more intuitive than hitting the 'back' button to go back?) for information on pirating microsoft products, or for racism, porn and hatred, try searching google
, or that newish teoma
. oh, and my weblog's new slogan is 'where do you want to go today, jerk-ass?'
ooh, one can find out
what the main claritas lifestyle clusters
are for any given zip code. in my 'neighborhood,' the most common clusters are: money and brains; bohemian mix; gray power; towns & gowns; single city blues. to put it another way: sophisticated townhouse couples (most likely to have a passport, own bonds); bohemian singles and couples (though 'bohemian,' for marketing purposes, includes things like reading 'elle' and shopping at the gap. examples: west hollywood, greenwich village); affluent retirees in sunbelt cities (seriously. most likely to take a cruise, have a safe deposit box. examples: palm springs, winter haven); college town singles (most likely to own a $1000+ computer and watch 'friends,' like they do in madison, or bowling green); ethnically-mixed urban singles (most likely to read baby magazines and use non-interest checking accounts. archetypal example: east portland).
"Sadruddin Aga Khan, president of the Bellerive Foundation, which tracks the effects of globalization, reported that Bill Gates' fortune at one point was equal to the combined net worth of the 106 million poorest Americans."
--from 'The Lexus and the Olive Tree,' by Thomas Friedman, which i would totally recommend.
i'm on a lunch break from this 'all politics is local' workshop. this girl carrie is also in the workshop, which is exciting because i never see her this semester, and i have been too shy to try to befriend her for a while now. the instructor keeps referring to 'the message,' which, every time, makes me think about the song. i'm even printing out the lyrics.
these current coors light ads are, like, among the worst i've ever seen, even by the standards of beer commercials.
ooh, i just saw the kurt vonnegut cameo. okay, now i can start my day.
"you should try my tall and fat stores. no offense."
let's say that you're making a 'mix' cd for someone. how concerned are you that this person may, like, pay excessively close attention to the lyrics, and find an unintended message or whatnot?
"That day won't come unless they want it to. You're talking to a guy who's sure of something because it just never changes. They won't rob convenience stores, they'll buy them.
They're never going to be in a motor home going, 'What have my parents done with my money, and where's my fame, and why doesn't anybody recognize me anymore?' They're just too into this. If they change their minds tomorrow, fine. But I just think there's too much momentum. And they're almost a monopoly. It would be hard to knock them off the perch."--Robert Thorne, CEO of Dualstar
, explaining to the new york times magazine
why mary-kate and ashley
will never wind up doing porn.
hey, i finally managed to download that beethoven opus.
as i write this, it's about 88 degrees in the computer lab. horrendous.
is 'havana joe' the sort of brand name with which i wish to be associated?
do i know anyone, or any institution, that has access to the vast harper's
magazine online archives
? i wish.
in my 'public library' class this evening, not only did we count off to work in small groups, we also did group presentations. we considered problems like rowdy skateboarding teens, massive budget cuts and local pastors objecting to a harry potter book club.
i just went to portage trail and back on the towpath. now i am debating between a shower and a power nap. considering quick shower then quick nap, even.
i definitely just mowed the lawn. i did like four passes, from different angles, as the grass was hella long and the yard's filled with sticks and whatnot and it's a manual mower. it's such a beautiful day.
they'll give you a patent for goddamn anything
(the link might be slashdotted
"when i was in school, they searched you for marijuana, not a .45."--jill hennessy, l&o
wow, billionaire boys club
is on teevee. 'you've got the brains/ i've got the looks/ let's make lots of money.'
aretha visited me this weekend. it was a wonderful time, including a cassandra wilson concert. i wish we didn't always go so long between seeing each other. she also told me that prianka found out that there's a link to her weblog on mine. now she's all wanting to know who's reading her site. hahaha.
here's a hint, abc family channel. nobody who knows just how i feel has ever told me that with 'working for the weekend' playing in the background.
"child welfare had it right the first time. if we let her go, we might as well get a head start and arrest the baby now."--orbach
Philip Zimbardo, a Stanford psychologist, reported in 1969 on some experiments testing the broken-window theory. He arranged to have an automobile without license plates parked with its hood up on a street in the Bronx and a comparable automobile on a street in Palo Alto, California. The car in the Bronx was attacked by "vandals" within ten minutes of its "abandonment." The first to arrive were a family--father, mother, and young son--who removed the radiator and battery. Within twenty-four hours, virtually everything of value had been removed. Then random destruction began--windows were smashed, parts torn off, upholstery ripped. Children began to use the car as a playground. Most of the adult "vandals" were well-dressed, apparently clean-cut whites. The car in Palo Alto sat untouched for more than a week. Then Zimbardo smashed part of it with a sledgehammer. Soon, passersby were joining in. Within a few hours, the car had been turned upside down and utterly destroyed.
woman, in one of those 'an army of one' ads, describing marksmanship: "it's all about precision."
Even though the characters in this book are animals that can talk, don�t go thinking this is like the movie "Babe
," with cute piglets and stuff. This is one of those books where the characters in the story "represent" some big political thing. Orwell was into political stuff.
Kurtz doesn�t really appear much in the book.....but people talk about him A LOT. Kurtz was an ivory agent who goes crazy and reverts back to basic primitive nature. He first kills all the Africans at takes their ivory. Then he controls a loyal army of African slaves and becomes the god of these people. What a nut
. Kurtz started out as a good guy but didn�t know he had this really evil side to him. It�s like when you and your friend go on a nice camping trip and then one guy turns into an asshole because he is no longer confined to home rules.
The basic point of [1984
] is that it is dangerous to let government have too much power. See, in this book, the government controlled everyone and everything they did. Now imagine if our government had too much power and we didn�t have our freedom anymore. That would suck wouldn�t it?
A good question to ask is: "Was Hamlet
Macduff and Macbeth get into a fight. Macbeth tells him that he cannot be killed by any man who was born by a woman. Macduff tells him he wasn�t "born" by a woman, the doctors did a C-Section, so he was "taken out" not "born." Then Macduff kills Macbeth, chops off his head, and carries it around. Malcolm is made the new king.
Ariel is like a spirit or a fairy (kinda like Tinkerbell). Ariel is a servant of Prospero. He can change into any shape he wants (like the bad terminator in T2).
Miller based the main character, Willy, on his own wacky Uncle Manny, who was a salesman.
Homer wrote another book called The Iliad. Some people think he wrote it before The Odyssey, some people think he wrote it afterwards. Some people think he didn�t write it at all. Whatever.
The language of the book if understood and used in a paper or essay can be awesome to a good grade (when used as quoted examples to back up a point you are making in your writing).
-- all taken from plotbytes.com
. note the last one (from a summary of 'their eyes were watching god'): 'the language... can be awesome to a good grade.' is there an m$ office plug-in to translate things to 'mook
The biggest shock, though, came at the end when Oprah sat down for an Indian meal and announced that it was the first time she'd ever eaten Indian food. I suppose this is not that shocking to most of you but it is to me - how do you live for decades and decades in a big city in the US and somehow never manage to eat Indian food? Perhaps it is another reflection of the Oprah crowd - an America that is genuinely quite alien to my own existence in these USA.--one of the many things
i found while looking for stuff about oprah and jonathan franzen.
new nyc mayor michael bloomberg appears in a norml ad
. he must be thrilled.
i went to like five different places today looking for burt's bees lemon butter cuticle cream, and i couldn't goddamn find it anywhere, be it small co-op, grocery store organic section or chain of allegedly-responsible cosmetics stores.
it's really really foggy. very pretty.
this picture of a cabinet full of little people is so big it'll screw up the page design, so here's a link
things found under my sink: motor oil, weird old ram sticks.
Session Start (AIM - kookbox:blogbot): Tue Apr 09 00:18:01 2002
00:19:33 kookbox: looking on google for 'personal preference' returns this result
first. note: i swear i've been to this page before.
00:22:33 blogbot: [LOAD:0]
xml-rpc server error. try again in a few seconds
00:22:33 *** Auto-response sent to blogbot: hereish, or goneish.
looking on google for 'personal preference' returns this result
first. note: i swear i've been to this page before.
i love these chicken-little-style commentaries
. among my favorite genres: the polemic.
i'm watching a 'music video' episode of 'arthur.' this song is about how having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card. and i still hate it.
"i remember wednesday was anarchist night. people in favor of violent overthrow of the government got a free cocktail."--steven keaton
i replaced the hard drive in my freesco router the other day. after some false starts, missteps and some help from my pal shaun, here's how it went down. note that i also added scandisk to the autoexec.bat, hoping to keep the drive from corrupting itself if there's a power failure. router's my p133 freesco router, main machine's my win2k 433. there's probably an easier way, but this worked for me:
1. find dos 6.22 disk images, then use winimage to make floppies.
2. pull bad hd from router; connect it, as primary slave, in main machine.
3. copy contents of router hd to main machine's hd.
4. put good hd in router: using dos floppies, fdisk, format and install dos.
5. pull good hd from router; connect it, as slave, to main machine.
6. copy contents of router hd to good hd.
7. put good hd back in router; edit 'autoexec.bat' to include
scandisk /all /autofix /nosummary
in addition to the usual
8. boot freesco router; sing, a la eliza doolittle, about how everything is loverly.
i just set up a dyndns
account. it's an early step on my way to a private scrabble word list
search. now comes the much harder parts.
i'm excited. i went to the goodwill, to which i don't go very often, today, and found not only two cast-iron butterfly chair frames, but also a little metal cabinet (i desperately need more videotape storage space) and, best of all, a computer. it's clearly upgraded and jury-rigged and home-built, too. it's a k6/200 w/64 megs of ram. no hard drive, but it's got a sound card, a modem card, a network card, a usb card, a video card and a mouse/joystick card. ooh, and one of those weird power supplies that can power something else.
Percentage of the 145 lawyers in the offices of Houston's U.S. Attorney who were recused from the Enron case in January : 100
--from the harper's index
, of course.
acted too nervous
acted too calm
made eye contact with officer
avoided making eye contact with officer
wore expensive clothing and gold jewelry
went to rest room after deplaning
walked quickly through airport
walked slowly through airport
walked aimlessly through airport
left airport by taxi
left airport by limousine
left airport by private car
left airport by hotel courtesy van
suspect was hispanic
suspect was black female
--from a list of characteristics included in 'drug-courier profiles' used by u.s. law enforcement. "the profiles are generally kept secret; this list was compiled with the aid of court cases in which officers have used traits from their agency's profile to justify making allegedly unconstitutional stops."--harper's, october 1998.
arrived late at night
arrived early in the morning
arrived in afternoon
one of first to deplane
one of last to deplane
deplaned in the middle
purchased ticket at airport
made reservation on short notice
bought coach ticket
bought first-class ticket
used one-way ticket
used round-trip ticket
paid for ticket with cash
paid for ticket with small-denomination currency
paid for ticket with large-denomination currency
made local telephone call after deplaning
made long-distance call after deplaning
pretended to make telephone call
traveled from new york to los angeles
traveled to houston
carried a small bag
carried a medium-size bag
carried two bulky garment bags
carried two heavy suitcases
carried four pieces of luggage
overly protective of luggage
disassociated self from luggage
traveled with a companion
ooh, the tybee island public library (georgia) circulates fishing poles and tackle boxes.
it's a transcript of a 1997 aol chat
with koko the sign-language gorilla.
"The bad penny first dropped in San Francisco when a sweet-faced boy of twelve told me proudly that he had seen Star Wars
over a hundred times. His elegant mother nodded with approval. Looking into the boy's eyes, I thought I detected little star-shells of madness beginning to form, and I guessed that one day they would explode. "I would love you to do something for me," I said. "Anything! Anything!" the boy replied rapturously. "You won't like what I'm going to ask you to do," I said. "Anything, sir, anything!" "Well," I said, "do you think you could promise never to see Star Wars
again?" He burst into tears. His mother drew herself up to an immense height. "What a dreadful thing to say to a child!" she barked, and dragged the poor kid away. Maybe she was right, but I just hope the lad, now in his thirties, is not living in a fantasy world of secondhand, childish banalities."--Alec Guinness
66 Things to Think About When Flying into Reagan National Airport:
The firing of the air-traffic controllers, winnable nuclear war, recallable nuclear missiles, trees that cause pollution, Elliott Abrams lying to Congress, ketchup as a vegetable, colluding with Guatemalan thugs, pardons for FBI lawbreakers, voodoo economics, budget deficits, toasts to Ferdinand Marcos, public-housing cutbacks, red-baiting the nuclear freeze movement, James Watt.
Getting cozy with Argentine fascist generals, tax credits for segregated schools, disinformation campaigns, 'homeless by choice,' Manuel Noriega, falling wages, the HUD scandal, air raids on Libya, 'constructive engagement' with apartheid South Africa, United States Information Agency blacklists of liberal speakers, attacks on OSHA and workplace safety, the invasion of Grenada, assassination manuals, Nancy's astrologer.
Drug tests, lie-detector tests, Fawn Hall, female appointees (8 percent), mining harbors, the S&L scandal, 239 dead U.S. troops in Beirut, Al Haig 'in charge,' silence on AIDS, food-stamp reductions, Debategate, White House shredding, Jonas Savimbi, tax cuts for the rich, 'mistakes were made.'
Michael Deaver's conviction for influence peddling, Lyn Nofziger's conviction for influence peddling, Caspar Weinberger's five-count indictment, Ed Meese ('You don't have many suspects who are innocent of a crime'), Donald Regan (women don't understand 'throw weights), education cuts, massacres in El Salvador.
'The bombing begins in five minutes,' $640 Pentagon toilet seats, African-American judicial appointees (1.9 percent), Reader's Digest
, CIA-sponsored car bombing in Lebanon (more than eighty civilians killed), 200 officials accused of wrongdoing, William Casey, Iran/Contra.
"Facts are stupid things,' three-by-five cards, the MX missile, Bitburg, SDI, Robert Bork, naps, Teflon.
(by David Corn, originally in The Nation
, March 2 1998)
that professor is huge. he looks like a giant.
ooh, i hope this infomercial has a website... hey, here's one. it's one stupid pillow
these dvdplanet folks have six or seven different bjork titles, too. not that i want to plug some random goddamn website. especially one that's out of fela kuti dvds.
ooh, schoolhouse rock dvds. a two-disc set with all 46 songs. i wonder if that even includes money and computer rock. yes, it seems that it does. and it's cheap, too.
mario party can lead to hand injuries
Kewpi*****: This summer i was in Peter's car when he hit a little fawn. At first I was like... crying. "The poor deer!"
Kewpi*****: then 20 seconds later I was like... damn that deer went DOWN. And I wanted to eat it. Would've been so tender.