Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Did I Mention It Was My Anniversary?

Saturday, October 28, 2006


Why, exactly, is Oxycontin called "hillbilly heroin"?

Isn't "heroin" "hillbilly heroin"? If not actual heroin shouldn't "hillbilly heroin" be some ultra-toxic combination brain-melting combination of, say, Jiffy Lube, gold paint and Robitussin? ,

Or do I just have no idea what gets prescribed where and how and why?

I mean, it has been a LONG while, but I know I could get a hold of actual heroin more easily than Oxycontin. And I have health insurance.

Anyway. Juat asking.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Discovery Institute Math Education Video

Monday, October 23, 2006

Future Perfect

Found poem from Wikipedia:

* We will have been going
* She will have been singing
* He shall have been sleeping
* We may have been coming
* They may have been travelling
* It will have been snowing
* It will not have been raining

And Lillet and Trey will have been married one year, yesterday!


The Luckiest Woman On The Face Of The Earth

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Save Darfur And Not Palestine?


Another Fallujah?

Let them eat cake.

I'm sorry, but if you call yourself a Zionist and aren't actively campaigning to end Israel's genocidal and inhuman treatment of the people you've displaced, if you aren't campaigning for at the MINIMUM a two state solution, you are a fucking asshole.

The Israeli government commits war crimes every single day. They consistently run a train on the Geneva Conventions with our tax dollars. Of course, our own government is doing the same.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Absurd, With Love

I am at my reception desk again listening to a portfolio manager present to a room of Japanese bankers.

Very Depressing.

Example: "We are currently very interested in what cancer researchers call 'targeted therapy.' Before, with chemo, it was like carpet bombing, when you just wipe out so many cells and hope the patient survives but now targeted therapy is more like 'Smart bombs,' you know, that target just, like, a bomb shelter instead of wiping out a whole city."
"Example, Whole Foods. People pay three times as much for organic produce at Whole Foods than they would at Safeway, because they want to eat good, healthy food, and they want to express their individuality as that kind of consumer."

What the fuck? I don't buy organic or local because I want to express my individuality: rather, I would like to MAINTAIN and PROLONG my individual existence, by not putting crap in my body and reducing my consumption habits.

The carpet bomb analogy begs a question: Why are we just asssuming that it is acceptable, to carpet bomb a city, or even target a bomb shelter?

Notice how both of these comments come from a worldview that is -- a view of expediency, of dismemberment? A willed denial of the greater disharmony that allows these dismemberments, this psychic triage to be rote procedure instead of last resort?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Why I Love Urban Baby

Toddler - Oct 13th, 2006 10:02am
26. could a bobcat be fierce enough to take off a woman's arm? i'm truly asking. (writing a short story)

* that is so stupid

o so it couldn't?

+ no one wants you to try to villify an animal like that. beyond stupid

# ah i see. well, but people do get attacked by animals.

* never. bears only

* of course they do. I find the OR's comments quite bizarre.

* I think so

* is it rabid?

* most wild animals do not go after people like that at all

* who cares (not a good story)

o it might be depending on what the rest of op's story is

+ I'm imagining the woman will have lost an arm?

o you said it!

o thanks harold bloom

o how can you possibly pass judgment on her story based on this post? that's beyond absurd.

+ at least 2 of us agree
* yes
o thx.
* I think yes
* Is a bobcat the same as a mountain lion? If so, yes.
* no - but a mountain lion could
o ok, thanks
* it could if it wanted to.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Call Me Anomie Malone

Because my cameraphone is crap, I present you with the text of the ad pictured here:

Man loses his Metrocard here.
City worker lends him the fare.
A year later, they’re married.
Only in New York.

I hate this ad.

First of all, it is on the wall of the platform of the 14th street F train.

On the platform.

If you lose your Metrocard on the fucking platform, who gives a shit, because you have ALREADY GONE THROUGH THE TURNSTILE.

It is clear that the copywrit-- TYPISTS at the crap ad agency have never actually RIDDEN THE SUBWAY.

Second: “City worker lends him the fare”?
a) Dude already got through the turnstile, already PAID the fare!
b) “City worker”? What KIND of “city worker”? MTA employee? Social worker? Bloomberg’s admin assistant? Is it the chick sweeping the platform? Cause if she was sweeping the platform, she would have seen this guy’s Metrocard anyway, right? Seeing as the sign says that he lost it on the bare platform? Pretty easy to see, if your fucking yellow Metrocard falls out of your pocket onto the platform, you know. Maybe you could take your head out of your ass for a second and LOOK AROUND.

“Only in New York,” my ass. New York’s wan simulacra exponentially metastasize, grow legion from the body of their dying host. Metropolitan Diary was lame enough: now we are Life In These United States!

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but with a Bloomin Onion!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Good Job, America

You know why I am not a fan of the monotheistic, Abrahamic faiths?

Because at their heart, they are predicated on a loathing of the physical world.

And a loathing of the physical world is, at heart, a form of misogyny.

And that is why we get obscene upwellings of that hatred. Like these.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Ikon = "Douchebag Towers"

Rockstar Residences! Avoid The Paparazzi!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Foley Moly!

Oh my LORD!

How gay is Mark Foley? I had no idea!

This is just sad. Sad that there is no Congressional Squares, and sad that we live in such a homphobic society. If the heartland had some sense about the fact that hey, people are gay, Mark Foley could be running a fabulous B&B in P-Town, and all would be well.

Holy Repression, Batman!