Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Plot Summary for The Hunted (2003)

The real only redeeming feature of this movie is that it's Portland porn. Though of course the geography and pedestrian density are both way off.

And i didn't see a single microbrew.

Plot Summary for The Hunted (2003): "

Plot Summary for
The Hunted (2003)

In the green woods of Silver Falls, Oregon, Aaron Hallam, a trained assassin AWOL from the Special Forces, keeps his own brand of wildlife vigil. After brutally slaying four deer hunters in the area, FBI Special Agent Abby Durrell turns to L.T. Bonham-- the one man who may be able to stop him. At first L.T. resists the mission. Snug in retirement, he's closed off to his past, the years he spent in the Special Forces training soldiers to become skilled murderers. But when he realizes that these recent slayings are the work of a man he trained, he feels obligated to stop him. Accepting the assignment under the condition that he works alone, L.T. enters the woods, unarmed--plagued by memories of his best student and riddled with gulit for not responding to Aaron's tortured letters to him as he began to slip over the edge of sanity. Furious as he is with his former mentor for ignoring his pleas for help, Aaron knows that he and L.T. share a tragic bond that is unbreakable. And, even as they go into their final combat against each other, neither can say with certainty who is the hunted and who is the hunter."

Pitchfork: News

Everybody, welcome Pitchfork to the Peter Bjorn & John party a month after we posted the same song in the AgainAgain Summer Hodge Podge Mix.

Pitchfork: News: "Infinite Mixtape #37: Peter Bjorn & John: Young Folks [ft. Victoria Bergsman]
Swedes do it better, especially when 'it' is sun-kissed, whistle-while-you-frolic indie pop. Commaless trio Peter Bjorn & John (never to be confused with 70s schmaltz-pop wizards Tony Orlando & Dawn) serve up an exquisite slice of 'it' with single 'Young Folks' (from their Wichita UK release Writer's Block), a superlative summertime ditty replete with maracas, happy-go-lucky bumbling bass, and an infectious whistled melody that can't help but incite smile riots.

The chorus soars and the lyrics flirt with youth-appropriate romantic nihilism ('All we care about is talkin'/ Talkin' only me and you'), but it's guest vocalist (and ex-Concretes singer) Victoria Bergsman who owns here: Her dour, pouty vocal enters atop distant storm-cloud synths to provide some much-needed shade from all that chippery. RIYL: endless summers."

Youre On Notice! - The Stephen Colbert "On Notice Board" Generator

Fun.

Youre On Notice! - The Stephen Colbert "On Notice Board" Generator

Monday, August 28, 2006

weird


weird
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

to go looking for an adoptee support group in Santa Monica and find DMC



Chapter 1 Adoptees provides a supportive meeting place where adoptees can

explore and openly discuss their feelings and thoughts regarding their

unique situation of having been adopted.



Saturday, July 22, 2006



Next meeting not set

3:00pm to 5:00pm

PopMatters Music Interview | Just Like Me: An Interview with DMC

PopMatters Music Interview | Just Like Me: An Interview with DMC

So I didn't want Jay or Joe to be made at me, so I say, I gotta do it(commit suicide) when they're not around, when I get home. So I left Europe after the tour, I get in the car, I turn the radio on. Sarah McLachlan had a record on in '97 called "Angel", off the Surfacing album. So I turn the radio on. Now, friends, family, fortune, and fame, I didn't give a damn about it, but her record made me say, when I first heard "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan, made me go, "It's beautiful to be alive, life is good." So for one whole year, all I would listen to was Sarah McLachlan records. "Angel", and all the stuff she made previously to that. So a year's gone by, I'm trying to figure out: "What's this feeling in me, something is not right, I'm DMC, my brother's Alfred, I grew up in Hollis, I went to high school, I went to Catholic school all my life, I went to St. John's, when I got to St. John's, me and Run and Jay, we made a record, now I'm this famous rap guy, what does it all mean, I'm trying to figure it out." I go into this other world, so my manager says, "Dewey, I don't like you looking and acting like this, you need to get out more, because people love you, you're DMC, and all of this," and I'm like, "Yeah, fuck yeah, it don't mean nothin'."

So he takes me to Clive Davis, the music guy's party, and the Grammy party in LA in '97 where everybody wanna go, they would break their neck to get tickets to Clive Davis' little party. I didn't want to go, but my manager Erik Blam went to all the trouble to get tickets, hotels, and all that, so I said, "alright, Erik, I'll go for you." I get to the Clive Davis party and I'm sittin' there, looking at the paparazzi and the red carpet and all of this, and I'm sittin' in my mind, "This is so fucked up, because all this stuff in this, and Beverly Hills, and people are forgetting about this is all because of the music, the people want to be celebrities and do all this and TV Cribs and bullshit, and what about the music, the music is what kept me alive, and the music is what's influencin' me, and now it's turning into what I hope it ain't turn into," but I'm sittin' there, and I look across the room, and -- and this is all destiny -- and I go, "Oh, shit, that's that lady." Sarah McLachlan! [gasps] "Ohh, that's that lady who made that..." -- because I knew of her, but I ain't know her -- so I'm like, "Oh, shit, I gotta go over there and tell Sarah McLachlan what her record 'Angel' did for me." So I walked across the room, she seen me coming, she did to me what everybody does when they see Run, D, or Jay: "Run, D, Jay! Run-DMC, my favorite group, 'It's Tricky', 'My Adidas', 'Mary, Mary', 'Walk This Way', you're my favorite rap group," Sarah McLachlan tells me.

So that was good for boosting my confidence to keep me from committing suicide, "Wow, Sarah McLachlan likes me, that's really cool." And I say, "Thank you, Miss McLachlan, but I got to tell you something, your record 'Angel', you sound like a angel, people say you are a angel, the name of the record is 'Angel', but you're not angel to me, you are god. Your record saved my life, I was depressed, I was suicidal, I didn't know what was going on, and even now, I'm still at a crazy place, but your record is the crutch that I stand for every day." I hit her with that, she's looking at me like, "Ohh-kayyyy, what?" So she didn't know what to say to fuckin' DMC standin' over there tellin' her this crazy stuff, but she looks at me, this was in '97, she shakes my hand, and she says, "DMC, thank you for telling me that, because that's what music is supposed to do." And she walks away. So that was one of the greatest days of my life.

Three years go by since that meeting. I find out what the hell was inside of me that was the suicidal thing! I found out just because of a phone call to ask my mother and father some information I needed to put in a book about the day I was born, they tell me -- 'cause I called to say, "Yo, Momma, I'm writin' this book, I need to know, how much did I weigh, what hospital, and what time did Darryl McDaniels come into the Earth?" So they told me all of that, hung up the phone, about a hour later they call me back, in the year 2000, and says, "Darryl, we got something else to tell you." [in a high-pitched, mock-happy tone:] "Oh, sure, whatever, Mommy!" "Blah-dee-blah-dah, blah-dee-blah-dah, he was a month old, blah blah blah boom bang, you're adopted."

At the age of 35, I seen my whole life flash before me, and them putting all this together in Hollis and meeting Joe and Jay in St. John's and Rice High School, we taking the bus, PAL, all of that Run-DMC stuff ... I was thinking about all whatever, but then I put the brakes up -- [makes car brake noise] -- that was the thing that had me in the room that day, sitting there, DMC, $75,000 a night, all my great accomplishments, but there's something missing to this fucking story. I realized that whole adoption thing was the thing, but then I realized something greater. Sarah McLachlan's record kept me alive so I could find that out. So I said, "I know what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna write a record that's gonna help the little foster kid, or that other little adopted baby," or, on a bigger level, adoption is just my situation, no matter what situation you're in you're fortunate enough to be here, you're glad enough to be here, I see for me, if my mother never gave me up for adoption, my mother would have never adopted me, I would have never moved to Hollis, I would have never met Run and Jay, there would be no Run-DMC, the world would be different, hip-hop wouldn't have happened the way it did when it did, that was destiny, and I say, "DMC, he's gonna be alright, but this is about that little adopted kid Darryl." If those things never happened to me, I wouldn't be talking to you, there would be no Grammy rap shit, none of this shit would have happened, so I said, "My thing is this. Yes I'm DMC, but I have a greater meaning to this whole hip-hop shit than just being about me making records, I really represent something."

Just to emanate this record, because I just want to give hope to people, and I get an idea -- [gasp] -- I'm gonna call that lady, who I met three years earlier, whose record saved my life, to help me make a record to give people hope, so I get Sarah McLachlan back on the phone, this is three years after I met her, "Hey, Miss McLachlan, remember me? This is Darryl." She's like, "how could I forget that, it was a pleasure meetin' you. What do you want, my son?" And I'm like, "okay, here we go, she's gon' really think I'm crazy now," but I'm like, "yo, Miss McLachlan, remember when I met you three years ago, and I told you what your record did for me?" "Yes I do." "And you told me that's what music is 'posed to do?" "Yeah." "Well, I just found out I was adopted, blah-dee-blah this, boom bang bang bang, blah-dee-blah this, I want to make a record that's gonna help some people like your record helped me, I'm thinkin' of using Harry Chapin's record 'Cat's in the Cradle' because I'm a big fan of Harry Chapin, and ever since I was a little boy his songs always gave me hope to carry through, now you like 'Cat's in the Cradle', which is a sad record, I'm gonna give that 'Cat's in the Cradle' my adoption story, to give it a happy ending, will you do a record with me?" She goes "yes", real quick and easy, I go, "Whoa, that was quick and easy! Okay, Miss McLachlan, I'll fly you to New York, I'll put you in a first-class plane, I'll put you in a Four Seasons hotel," she says, "Hold up, doc, slow down, slow down, SLOW DOWN!" She says, "You can come to my house to make the record," so I faint.

So, to make a long story short,(me: um, what would a long story be?) I get on a plane, I fly to Canada -- she lives in Vancouver, Canada -- I get to her house, two days we make the record, she brings her band in, we bring a band in, the guitars, we make the record -- two days after we finished the record, we sitting there, getting ready to leave, she says, "Darryl, I gotta tell you something," I go, "What," she tells me, "I was adopted too." And I did not know that. I knew "Lilith Fair", I knew every word to Angel, and this and that when I met her, I knew also that I didn't know her, we from the getgo, this universe had me and Sarah have something in common, it took two or three years go by to get back to her, we make the record and she tells me she was adopted too.

That's when I really knew purpose, destiny, the power of music, that's what music is supposed to do, so when she told me that back in '97, once it was through the relationship that we had something in common, I knew where I need to go with my music right now.

DMC ft. sarah mclachlan - just like me

End card: The searching, the found, The hurting, the blessed... this video is dedicated to every life and every soul touched by the reality of the experience of adoption.

Music really is power

Caught a VH1 documentary last night about rapper DMC (of Run DMC) and his search and reunion with his birthmother.

DMC (Daryl McDaniel) had a big problem with alcohol and prescription pills for a while. Wikipedia: "In 1997, McDaniels began to slide into a deep depression. He became extremely unhappy with the rigorous routine of touring and performing. He hated being away from his wife and newborn son. He began to rely heavily on perscription drugs and alcohol to ease the pain. McDaniels had already built a reputation as a notoriously heavy drinker during Run-D.M.C.'s heyday. He was known to drink up to eight 40 ounce bottles of malt liquor a day and was arrested twice for public intoxication and driving while intoxicated."

Hmmmm. None of this is sounding remotely familiar, is it?

DMC My Adoption Journey - Interivew with DMC - Darryl McDaniels - Adoption Reunion - Adoption Search

DMC My Adoption Journey - Interivew with DMC - Darryl McDaniels - Adoption Reunion - Adoption Search: "DMC on the void he felt that he couldn’t explain and the losses he experienced in a short period of time.
A short time after Jam Master Jay was murdered, his adoptive father passed away. He listened to Sarah McLachlan, “Angel” every day for 3 years. DMC shares the following: “I just thought, ‘God, What are you trying to tell me?’ My story is a story of purpose and destiny. I was questioning my existence. Am I just here to be DMC, to do this rap thing and nothing else? I was suicidal. Angel kept me alive for 3 more years to discover the meaning of the void. Now I know that I am to bring hope, motivation, and inspiration to adopted kids and those in foster care.”

DMC on the importance of his adoption:
“If I wasn’t adopted I would never have met Jay or Run and I wouldn’t be who I am now, where I am and the influence Run: DMC had on rap music today. We were the rap artists to get promotional deals with the song, ‘My Adidas’.”

DMC on whether the search and finding of his birth mom filled the void:
“Yes, it did, it’s a new beginning for me.”

DMC and how his reunion is progressing:
“Really cool. I have 2 brothers and a sister. My birthmom calls herself ‘the other mother’. She believes that she gave me life, my adoptive mother allowed me to experience it.” And what about his adoptive parents and the fact that he did search? 'They are 100% behind me now.”"

Me again: Crazy thing about it is that DMC got McLachlan to record a song with him about his experiences. And revealed to him that she, too, is adopted. Kismet, no?

Back to them:"This documentary brought to light the reality of closed records and closed doors as DMC learned that he would never have his original birth certificate, that it was forever sealed. This knowledge, while nothing new to veteran searching adoptees, blew DMC away and he expressed his frustration in a support group for adoptees. He also shared how the group has kept him going on his search and has helped in his grieving process."

Me: And here it is a Monday afternoon and I'm sitting in my office with the door closed and music blasting to cover the sound of my sobbing. And I just wish that 'this grieving process' could just hurry up and happen already. It's hard being 35 (erm, wait, 34) and being so affected by something that happened in my first 30 days. But it's also comforting to see similar hurt and loss in other people. To know that I'm not completely insane. And that I'm not alone.

So, I guess what I'm saying is that I can't recommend this documentary enough.

Sorry for the ranting. Thanks for reading.

FW: Barry Gibb


FW: Barry Gibb
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

At the summer party, there was this totally crap caricaturist. But had to do

it.



I say it looks like Vince Neil. Marcus says it looks like Barry Gibb.

Controversy dogs eating contest / San Jose challenger's dreams ground down as 5-time champ from Japan sets world record

I'm months behind on this, but i love this article for at least 3 things.

1. Kobayashi actually sucking his throw-up back in.
2. That it's called a 'Reversal of Fortune'
3. That Kuntzman called it 'effluvia' and then called Kobayashi 'a great athlete'.

Controversy dogs eating contest / San Jose challenger's dreams ground down as 5-time champ from Japan sets world record: "Kobayashi set a world record by swallowing 533/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes, yet his victory was contested. At about 1:50 p.m., with just a few minutes left on the clock, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Chestnut was tied with his diminutive competitor as they neared the 50-dog mark. Suddenly, Kobayashi appeared to regurgitate -- a move that results in automatic disqualification and that speed eating experts call 'a reversal of fortune.'

As Kobayashi lifted a cup of water to his mouth, a spray of bread chunks and wiener bits shot into his cup, which the 170-pound champion immediately gulped down. Chestnut, unable to spit out words, pointed and gestured toward judges to draw their attention to the slip.

'The judges found a quarter of a hot dog in his cup,' said Patrick Chestnut, Joey's older brother who witnessed the spew from the front row as he cheered on his brother. 'If that's not grounds for disqualification, what is?'

Gersh Kuntzman, the judge who ruled in Kobayashi's favor, saw it differently.

'The effluvia never touched the table,' Kuntzman said, a distinction he claimed was part of the International Federation of Competitive Eating's official rules.

'When the hot dog came up, and some of it came out his nose, Kobayashi sucked it back down. To me, that's the testament of a champion and great athlete.'"

Controversy dogs eating contest / San Jose challenger's dreams ground down as 5-time champ from Japan sets world record

I'm sure I'm way behind on this, but any Japanese dude willing to suck up his own puke to win a hot dog eating contest deserves some kudos.

Controversy dogs eating contest / San Jose challenger's dreams ground down as 5-time champ from Japan sets world record: "Kobayashi set a world record by swallowing 533/4 hot dogs in 12 minutes, yet his victory was contested. At about 1:50 p.m., with just a few minutes left on the clock, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Chestnut was tied with his diminutive competitor as they neared the 50-dog mark. Suddenly, Kobayashi appeared to regurgitate -- a move that results in automatic disqualification and that speed eating experts call 'a reversal of fortune.'

As Kobayashi lifted a cup of water to his mouth, a spray of bread chunks and wiener bits shot into his cup, which the 170-pound champion immediately gulped down. Chestnut, unable to spit out words, pointed and gestured toward judges to draw their attention to the slip.

'The judges found a quarter of a hot dog in his cup,' said Patrick Chestnut, Joey's older brother who witnessed the spew from the front row as he cheered on his brother. 'If that's not grounds for disqualification, what is?'

Gersh Kuntzman, the judge who ruled in Kobayashi's favor, saw it differently.

'The effluvia never touched the table,' Kuntzman said, a distinction he claimed was part of the International Federation of Competitive Eating's official rules.

'When the hot dog came up, and some of it came out his nose, Kobayashi sucked it back down. To me, that's the testament of a champion and great athlete.'

"

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Screenplay idea, finally

From a quote about UF's football team:

Sickness Going Around Locker Room: "'He's a gorilla playing quarterback,' Meyer said. 'That's what he is. We're going to try to make him be a quarterback.'"

Friday, August 25, 2006

FW: "Miguel copywriter"


FW: "Miguel copywriter"
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Interesting. From old pal Ryan of Portland.



>From: "Ryan Gallagher"

>To: ,

>Subject: "Miguel copywriter"

>Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 17:25:28 -0700

>

>I was bored today. So I Googled your name. When you Google "Miguel

>copywriter" this is what you get. I am sure you did that many

>times already, but I thought you would like to know. Looks like a fun

>reunion. And nice school picture.

>

>Have fun at Burning Man. Send pics of naked chicks when you get back.

>

>

>

>

>

>God bless Google.

>

FW: "Miguel copywriter"


FW: "Miguel copywriter"
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Interesting. From old pal Ryan of Portland.



>From: "Ryan Gallagher"

>To: ,

>Subject: "Miguel copywriter"

>Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 17:25:28 -0700

>

>I was bored today. So I Googled your name. When you Google "Miguel

>copywriter" this is what you get. I am sure you did that many

>times already, but I thought you would like to know. Looks like a fun

>reunion. And nice school picture.

>

>Have fun at Burning Man. Send pics of naked chicks when you get back.

>

>

>

>

>

>God bless Google.

>

gorilla vs. bear: New song from The Polyphonic Spree

Fucking yeah!!!

gorilla vs. bear: New song from The Polyphonic Spree: "New song from The Polyphonic Spree



As I mentioned the other day, The Polyphonic Spree is set to release their Wait EP on September 5. We're beyond excited that the Spree is allowing us to premiere this song, because it's one of our favorite songs by one of our favorite bands of all time, and one we've always wished the Spree would cover. If you're unfamiliar with the original, Ryan Schreiber (who I know is your leader, it's okay to admit it) called it a 'downright classic.'

I assumed Tim DeLaughter wouldn't stray too far from the perfection of his original version, and he really didn't, but the song deserved this: the majestic horns, the angelic voices, the gorgeous, expansive orchestral feel. And the end result is nothing short of blissful. I'm not ready to say I love this as much as the Tripping Daisy version, but I love it different. Now, just wait until you hear the Nirvana cover.

The Polyphonic Spree Sonic Bloom mp3"

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Wired News: Music Makes Your Brain Happy

Wired News: Music Makes Your Brain Happy: "WN: What are we learning about the link between music and emotion in the brain?

Levitin: Music activates the same parts of the brain and causes the same neurochemical cocktail as a lot of other pleasurable activities like orgasms or eating chocolate -- or if you're a gambler winning a bet or using drugs if you're a drug user. Serotonin and dopamine are both involved.

WN: Could music be an antidepressant?

Levitin: It is already -- most people in Western society use music to regulate moods, whether it's playing something peppy in the morning or something soothing at the end of a hard day, or something that will motivate them to exercise. Joni Mitchell told me that someone once said before there was Prozac, there was her."

Richard Ashcroft - Science Of Silence

This song came out just about the time we were beating the drums to go to war with Iraq.

I still can't listen to it without changing 'We are on a rock spinning to infinity...' without changing it to 'We will bomb Iraq into infinity'.

RUINED MUSIC: THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED By MANDY STADTMILLER - New York Post Online Edition: Entertainment

Might repost on the music blog, but think this is more of a personal note kinda thing.

Y'know, actually, I'm having a hard time finding a song ruined by someone else. Usually I can do that myself.
And the songs that remind me of a heartbreak or trainwreck have usually passed long enough ago that I don't mind anymore.

Oh, shit. Here's one. I'll find the YouTube video so you can listen. THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED By MANDY STADTMILLER - New York Post Online Edition: Entertainment: "THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

LOVE BREAKS HEARTS; WORSE, IT
RUINS SONGS

By MANDY STADTMILLER
Photo: Christian JohnsTon Photo: Christian JohnsTon
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August 24, 2006 -- WE all have one. That song you can't listen to because it's the one that was playing when she broke your heart, or during that summer job you couldn't stand, or during the dental operation you'd prefer to forget. Now there's a Web site devoted to the concept of the 'can't listen.'

'People have lots of creative ways of ruining music for each other,' says writer Mary Phillips-Sandy, 29, who with boyfriend Bryan Bruchman created the aptly titled Ruinedmusic.com to document such harrowing tales. 'The idea is that you love music and then something happens to alter your appreciation. We think of our site as a way for people to get the story off their chest so they can listen to the song again.'"

The Spree EP



Going to see the crew live in 2+ weeks, a week after the all-important, life-affirming Start of College Football Season Man Festival. (This year on HDTV).

And the Spree's website has been redesigned to be even more psychedelicallywonderful. And yes, that's a single word when you want it to be.

There's even pieces of a new track, which as hinted at on their blog, is more rock-based and a little less choral.

Home | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

I don't know what source of entertainment you look forward to each week, but for me, it's The Onion.

Yeah, yeah, it comes out on Tuesday, but I'm only going to get to enjoy once a week, and Tuesday is too damn early.

Wednesday, at best represents the end of 60% of the work week. Still, too early, but the goddamned has been removed from my mental description thereof.

Thursday is a good day for reading the Onion, especially when we're closing in on the end of the day. A Friday without the Onion? I can live with that.

Friday's a little more problematic. It's easy to lose track of an unread Onion, what with the hangover and the making of the weekened plans and whatnot. And honestly, if you wait til 3:30-4 to read The Onion, you've really lost all of the 'making work more bearable' goodness that the Onion provides.

For max appreciation, you've got to read the Onion before lunch on Friday. During a Carne Asada/Chicken Tikka Masala food coma is nearly as good. Nothing clears away the cumin cobwebs like satire.

As far as this week's Onion, here's my favorite story, buried in the local news. Sam Moses, you are not alone.

Home | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: "National News Highlights

Roll over locations for news

* Connellsville, PA—Rickey Grove decided that he would only attend the Fayette County Fair on the condition that his friends allowed him to drive drunk.

* Sarasota, FL—Although he has given careful consideration to all the new information he received in kindergarten class, five-year-old Sam Moses decided Monday that he simply doesn't want to live in a world without force fields."

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

What a Moronic Presidential Press Conference! By Fred Kaplan - Slate Magazine

Gross.

What a Moronic Presidential Press Conference! By Fred Kaplan - Slate Magazine: "Asked if it might be time for a new strategy in Iraq, given the unceasing rise in casualties and chaos, Bush replied, 'The strategy is to help the Iraqi people achieve their objectives and dreams, which is a democratic society. That's the strategy. … Either you say, 'It's important we stay there and get it done,' or we leave. We're not leaving, so long as I'm the president.'

The reporter followed up, 'Sir, that's not really the question. The strategy—'

Bush interrupted, 'Sounded like the question to me.'

First, it's not clear that the Iraqi people want a 'democratic society' in the Western sense. Second, and more to the point, 'helping Iraqis achieve a democratic society' may be a strategic objective, but it's not a strategy—any more than 'ending poverty' or 'going to the moon' is a strategy.

Strategy involves how to achieve one's objectives—or, as the great British strategist B.H. Liddell Hart put it, 'the art of distributing and applying military means to fulfill the ends of policy.' These are the issues that Bush refuses to address publicly—what means and resources are to be applied, in what way, at what risk, and to what end, in pursuing his policy. Instead, he reduces everything to two options: 'Cut and run' or, 'Stay the course.' It's as if there's nothing in between, no alternative way of applying military means. Could it be that he doesn't grasp the distinction between an 'objective' and a 'strategy,' and so doesn't see that there might be alternatives? Might our situation be that grim?"

The Liz King wedding page

Going to the Liz King wedding in a month or two.

Here's the happy couple.

Your Wedding Webpage - The Knot: "LIZ KING & MARK TAIT AUGUST 25, 2007 366 days to go! HOW WE MET We met at Bally's. He was my personal trainer. WHEN WE GOT ENGAGED February 25, 2006 HOW IT HAPPENED While watching TV he took my hand, got down on one knee ,professed his love and asked if I would marry him. WHEN & WHERE August 25, 2007
Paterson, NJ ABOUT THE BIG DAY Simple elegance is the theme of the day. Come dressed to impress.

LIZ'S ATTENDANTS MARK'S ATTENDANTS"

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Psycho killer raccoons terrorize Olympia - Yahoo! News

Be careful my Portland readers. God speed.

Psycho killer raccoons terrorize Olympia - Yahoo! News: "Psycho killer raccoons terrorize Olympia

Tue Aug 22, 10:52 AM ET

OLYMPIA, Washington - A fierce group of raccoons has killed 10 cats, attacked a small dog and bitten at least one pet owner who had to get rabies shots, residents of Olympia say.
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Some have taken to carrying pepper spray to ward off the masked marauders and the woman who was bitten now carries an iron pipe when she goes outside at night.

'It's a new breed,' said Tamara Keeton, who with Kari Hall started a raccoon watch after an emotional neighborhood meeting drew 40 people. 'They're urban raccoons, and they're not afraid.'

Tony Benjamins, whose family lost two cats, said he got a big dog — a German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix — to keep the raccoons away."

Guest post: G. Rogers on Friday the 13th

Damned fucking impressive work from Geoff.

From an email thread which we can't reveal without getting our asses handed to us:

Original Geoff email:
>
> On 8/21/06 6:08 PM, "geoff rogers" wrote:
>
>> I found some footage
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E-LJmZSlT4&mode=related&search=

My response:
> Interesting. Keep in mind I've never seen a Friday the 13th. This should
> help my nightmares.
>
> 1. Body count?
> 2. Best kill? For me it was the lab cryogenic freezing and face smashing.
> 3. This song was set to be the WWE's theme song. They started playing it on
> August 1, 2001. Stopped it about, oh, 5 weeks later.
> 4. Has anyone ever done one of these with say, 'Swan Lake' as the song?
>
> Yours in Christ
> miguel
>

Geoff's response:

There is one on youtube set to classical music.
Harry Manfredini's original scores (he did the music for all but Part XIII)
were pretty fucking strong, though.
The Cryo-kill was from Part X. It's Top 10. That was Kane Hodder as Jason.
He was the best. Nobody walks through the woods like that. Nobody can emote
through a goalie mask like that. He's the best Jason, hands down.
The other Jasons were Warrington Gillette, Richard Brooker and Ted White, in
parts 2, 3 and 4, respectively.
Gillette gets my second place nod, even though he's sort of the George
Lazenby of the role. He was the only grown up Jason not to have a hockey
mask. He had a bag over his head with one eye-hole, and he did some good
work with diving through shrubs. Also the only Jason who ever breaks into a
run.
My favorite kills:
Part 6 triple decapitation of paintball guys.
Part 7 sleeping bag Batter-Up contusion
Part 7 weedeater with blade attachment
Part 3 almost out of the water-but-NO!-speargun up the ass
Part 5 hedge clippers in both eyes, then closed
Part 1 machete/wheelchair/stairs
Part 5 motorcycle/cleaver decapitation
Part 3 split up middle while doing headstand
Part 8 Boxing with Jason
Part 4 psyched out by Corey Feldman

Starbucks v. McDonald's

via Sean Keener: International Networks Archive / Map of the Month

Map of worldwide McD's sales and Starbucks sales/suppliers.

For the record: love Starbucks coffee (and their contributions to my freelance bottom line) and dislike McDonald's except for the occasional hangover breakfast and freaky Hamburgler/Grimace sex dreams.

Monday, August 21, 2006

smiling over my shoulder: world's shortest fairy tale

from Orange's blog, a lovely tale:smiling over my shoulder: world's shortest fairy tale: "world's shortest fairy tale
'Once upon a time, a girl asked a guy, 'Will you marry me?'
The guy said 'No' and the girl lived happily ever after and
went shopping, drank martinis, always had a clean house,
never had to cook, stayed skinny, and was never farted on.

The End'"

When This Meth Thing Blows Over, You'll Come Crawling Back | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

When This Meth Thing Blows Over, You'll Come Crawling Back | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: "And isn't crystal meth basically just chemicals, man? Don't you have to set up a bunch of flasks and beakers and Bunsen burners in your kitchen and boil down a ton of stuff to get maybe half-an-ounce of the shit? Whatever. Sounds boring. Of course, I'm all coca leaves, 100 percent natural, made with love in the jungles of Colombia.

Jesus fucking Christ, I'm so much better I could go on for pages and pages and pages and pages and pages and pages and pages and pages and pages.

Three great things about me: Uno, you can snort big fat lines of me wherever there's a flat surface, from mom's vanity mirror to the disco bathroom. Dos, it's always been my personal guarantee that you will be the sharpest, funniest, hottest, fiercest, whip-fucking-smartest motherfucker in the place. Tres, no open sores. Might have some nose-cartilage issues, but nothing anyone can actually see.

"

Jens Lekman - A Sweet Summers Night on Hammer Hill

ba-ba-ba-bom-bom-bom-bom-bom

really? there's other songs as joyous waiting to be discovered?

get the magic carpet; we're leaving at once.

end of the line


end of the line
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Not much difference here between the nautilus and the ride home from the

Bowl.



And Lush has nothing on Rex Edit¹s summer party. Claudia swears she has

camera phone shots of me streakin¹.

end of the line


end of the line
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Not much difference here between the nautilus and the ride home from the

Bowl.



And Lush has nothing on Rex Edit¹s summer party. Claudia swears she has

camera phone shots of me streakin¹.

mo' summer bash


mo' summer bash
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

I mean, really. Does Burning Man at all compare to a night at the Hollywood

Bowl with your hammered co-workers?

mo' summer bash


mo' summer bash
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

I mean, really. Does Burning Man at all compare to a night at the Hollywood

Bowl with your hammered co-workers?

mo' summer bash


mo' summer bash
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

I mean, really. Does Burning Man at all compare to a night at the Hollywood

Bowl with your hammered co-workers?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

via the laist


via the laist
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Via the LAist:




href="http://www.laist.com/archives/2006/08/17/a_couple_of_things_to_doo_doo

_this_weekend.php">LAist: A Couple of Things to Doo Doo This Weekend: "A

Couple of Things to Doo Doo This Weekend



poobrigade.jpg



'We have sent out extra patrols to try to catch whoever is doing this in

the act.' --German police spokesman commenting on the mysterious

prankster(s) responsible for the 2,000-3,000 piles of doody decorated with

flags featuring George W. Bush.



Whether you're spoofing our chief pootentate or taking a more festive

approach to the scourge of dog defecation, I salute you, sidewalk artistes.



PS - I'll never look at a cupcake the same way."

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Note on Parking Industry

This guy is ridiculously knowledgeable. About Sports and of everything else.

ESPN.com: Page 2 : TMQ AFC Preview: "Big Plus: Parking Cannot Be Outsourced To India: Parking -- not the kind you did as a teenager -- is now a $500 billion industry worldwide. That sum is larger than the United States' defense budget, and represented about 2 percent of the global GDP in 2004. This means the world now spends on parking roughly what it spends on environmental protection, and considerably more than it spends on all books and libraries combined. If parking has become a major industry, there must be a trade association for parking. And there is: the International Parking Institute. Click here for info on its educational seminars, annual conferences, awards for excellence and trade magazine, Parking Professional. Awards for parking excellence? Parking is a leading hassle of modern life -- society has an interest in encouraging well-planned and well-operated parking facilities. Click here for the story of Mark Schtul, a parking expert who was late to speak at an urban-planning conference because he couldn't find a parking space."

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

again! again!

again! again!: "Cold-Turkey Stats

Nights without sleeping pills: 14
Nights with Benadryl: 5 (Bad trend)
Nights drunk: 4 (2 Christy bdays, 1 Butter bday, 1 lonely drum circle sunday)
Sleep last night: 5.5 hours.
% Increase on successful completion of items on to-do list of past week over random week in previous 6 months: 200%

General notes: Drunkeness trending up. Poker ability trending down. TV picture quality sharply up now.

Once again spent the weekend days out doing shit instead of lying on the couch under the influence of sleeping pills or chardonnay.

Looking forward to football season ON MY BRAND NEW TV!

NOT going to Burning Man. Still.

Safe travels,
magellan"

Monday, August 14, 2006

Splitsville for Kate Hudson, Chris Robinson - Aug 14, 2006

We here at Again!Again! dug deeper for further insight. Our additions to the story in bold, below.CNN.com - Splitsville for Kate Hudson, Chris Robinson - Aug 14, 2006: "Splitsville for Kate Hudson, Chris Robinson

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- 'You, Me and Dupree' star Kate Hudson and her rocker husband Chris Robinson have separated after six years of marriage, a spokesman for the actress said Monday.

Publicist Brad Cafarelli confirmed that Hudson, 27, and Robinson, 39, had split. He offered no details. The couple, who were married on New Year's Eve in 2000, have a 2-year-old son, Ryder.

"I hit my commercial apex 14 years ago. I hit my hottest sex apex in the past 6 years. I guess all I have to look forward to is tapioca pudding and playing county fairs," Robinson did not add.


Robinson also failed to indicate if he would call Lyle Lovett for sympathy and support.

A spokesman for Robinson said he had no comment on news of the separation, which was first reported by People magazine on its Web site.

Hudson, the daughter of actress Goldie Hawn, became a star in her own right after playing the rock groupie Penny Lane in the 2000 film 'Almost Famous,' which earned her an Academy Award nomination.

Robinson is lead singer for the Black Crowes, best known for such hits as 'Hard to Handle' and 'She Talks to Angels.'

A spokesman for Robinson did not add, "Chris hopes that the split will remain amicable with Kate and her family long enough to complete filming of Escape from Jacksonville, in which Robinson is set to co-star as the illegitamate son of Snake Pliskin.""

Friday, August 11, 2006

thought for the weekend


thought for the weekend
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Jamie Gold wins World Series of Poker - Yahoo! News

This can't make Mel happy.

Jamie Gold wins World Series of Poker - Yahoo! News: "LAS VEGAS - Former Hollywood talent agent Jamie Gold pulled off his best acting job ever early Friday, bluffing his way to victory at the
World Series of Poker and taking home the grand prize of $12 million.
ADVERTISEMENT

Gold, of Malibu, Calif., somehow convinced Paul Wasicka he had a weaker hand, getting him to push all his chips in the pot. The 36-year-old Gold screamed for joy to see Wasicka's pocket 10s to his pair of queens."

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Cold-Turkey Stats

Nights without sleeping pills: 11
Nights with Benadryl: 1 (3 pills on Tuesday night)
Nights drunk: 1 (same night - but it was Christy's birthday. i.e. her fault 8)
Drinks of alcohol over past 11 nights: 0,0,1,0,3,1,2,0,Many,2,1
Approximate # of drinks less than previous 11 nights:
40+
Sleep last night: 4 hours.
% Increase on successful completion of items on to-do list over past week: 300%

General notes: I may be sharper, mentally, or it could just be that i'm feeling crabby in general and am more likely to harp on someone's mistakes or imbecility.

Happy that I made it up off the TV watching area this weekend and away from the Chardonnay. Taking pictures this weekend and on Tuesday was fun.

Looking forward to football season and a new TV.

NOT going to Burning Man. Still.

Safe travels,
magellan

The liquid world. By William Saletan

File under sad and scary. Also in Slate earlier this week, a writer made the case that the price of modern war for America, Israel and others, will be to accept the images of civilian casualties amongst our enemies.

The liquid world. By William Saletan: "So, what do we do? As Reid put it,
What happens when the threat to our nation, and hence to all of us as individuals, comes not from a fascist state but from what might be called fascist individuals? Individuals who are unconstrained by any of the international conventions, laws agreements or standards, and have therefore, unconstrained intent? Individuals who can network courtesy of new technology and access modern chemical, biological and other means of mass destruction, and who have therefore unconstrained capability?"

Tuesday boccé


Tuesday boccé
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Christy & I, known collectively as FOR THOSE ABOUT TO BOC! looking like

we¹re naked. We¹re not, though we both have the reputation for doing so

quite often. Could be because we¹re both Leos.



Sunset.



Sunset with boccé players.



Balls.

Tuesday boccé


Tuesday boccé
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Christy & I, known collectively as FOR THOSE ABOUT TO BOC! looking like

we¹re naked. We¹re not, though we both have the reputation for doing so

quite often. Could be because we¹re both Leos.



Sunset.



Sunset with boccé players.



Balls.

Tuesday boccé


Tuesday boccé
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Christy & I, known collectively as FOR THOSE ABOUT TO BOC! looking like

we¹re naked. We¹re not, though we both have the reputation for doing so

quite often. Could be because we¹re both Leos.



Sunset.



Sunset with boccé players.



Balls.

Tuesday boccé


Tuesday boccé
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Christy & I, known collectively as FOR THOSE ABOUT TO BOC! looking like

we¹re naked. We¹re not, though we both have the reputation for doing so

quite often. Could be because we¹re both Leos.



Sunset.



Sunset with boccé players.



Balls.

Cheesecake Factory vs. Outback Steakhouse vs. Olive Garden. By Sara Dickerman

Here's to you Rory, and your love of Seattle area chain restaurants.

Cheesecake Factory vs. Outback Steakhouse vs. Olive Garden. By Sara Dickerman: "Battle of the Middlebrow Chains
Our chef pits Cheesecake Factory against Outback Steakhouse against Olive Garden.
By Sara Dickerman
Posted Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at 1:12 PM ET
Seven years ago, I worked across street from the Brentwood, Calif., branch of the Cheesecake Factory. My co-workers and I would lovelessly dole out the occasional lunch hour to the brass 'n' fern holdover. Little did I know it, but as I jawed through monotonous salads and sipped passion fruit iced tea, I was tasting the future.
When a branch of the restaurant landed in downtown Seattle last year, I assumed it would draw the same glum business clientele. But the Factory has drawn lines of expectant diners that would impress Steve Rubell?not only in terms of how many people wait, but how dressed up they get for dinner at the restaurant. These diners aren't looking for a cheap pit stop: After all, a pasta dish can run $15.95, which is the same price you'd pay in any number of well-respected independent restaurants in Seattle.
And Seattle's not the only city to catch Cheesecake fever. According to the online Zagat guide, the chain ranks No. 9 in popularity in Los Angeles, No. 3 in Miami, and No. 1 in Orange County, Calif. (Where nine of the top 10 are chains.) This may say more about Zagat's populism than the quality of these restaurants, but it's still startling to see the Los Angeles Cheesecake Factories listed alongside such local culinary landmarks as Campanile and Matsuhisa. "

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

overdosing now


overdosing now
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

You should get a THC contact high just from looking at these photos...

overdosing now


overdosing now
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

You should get a THC contact high just from looking at these photos...

overdosing now


overdosing now
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

You should get a THC contact high just from looking at these photos...

3 more, b/c flickr is screwy sometimes


3 more, b/c flickr is screwy sometimes
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Sometimes, flickr only sends through a couple photos to the blog, instead of

all of them.

3 more, b/c flickr is screwy sometimes


3 more, b/c flickr is screwy sometimes
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Sometimes, flickr only sends through a couple photos to the blog, instead of

all of them.

3 more, b/c flickr is screwy sometimes


3 more, b/c flickr is screwy sometimes
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Sometimes, flickr only sends through a couple photos to the blog, instead of

all of them.

Monday, August 07, 2006

One last series of Venice drum circle


One last series of Venice drum circle
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Nice people. Shout out to EagleTribe.org¹s chieftain. It is Our Story,

brother.

One last series of Venice drum circle


One last series of Venice drum circle
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Nice people. Shout out to EagleTribe.org¹s chieftain. It is Our Story,

brother.

More Venice drum circle


More Venice drum circle
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Beautiful dancing people sunshine music love.



(But I¹m still skipping Burning Man this year).

More Venice drum circle


More Venice drum circle
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Beautiful dancing people sunshine music love.



(But I¹m still skipping Burning Man this year).

Venice drum circle Sunday


Venice drum circle Sunday
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Fuckin¹ great time. Been a while since I¹ve enjoyed the Sunday afternoon

drum circle here.



Part of our Getting in Touch with Venice campaign for summer O06.

Venice drum circle Sunday


Venice drum circle Sunday
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Fuckin¹ great time. Been a while since I¹ve enjoyed the Sunday afternoon

drum circle here.



Part of our Getting in Touch with Venice campaign for summer O06.

Venice drum circle Sunday


Venice drum circle Sunday
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Fuckin¹ great time. Been a while since I¹ve enjoyed the Sunday afternoon

drum circle here.



Part of our Getting in Touch with Venice campaign for summer O06.

Venice drum circle Sunday


Venice drum circle Sunday
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Fuckin¹ great time. Been a while since I¹ve enjoyed the Sunday afternoon

drum circle here.



Part of our Getting in Touch with Venice campaign for summer O06.

I wear suit


I wear suit
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Ver-ah, ni-ce!



Watch out BloomKing wedding...

I wear suit


I wear suit
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Ver-ah, ni-ce!



Watch out BloomKing wedding...

Massive manatee favors Manhattan suburbs - Yahoo! News

Massive manatee favors Manhattan suburbs - Yahoo! News: "Massive manatee favors Manhattan suburbs

Mon Aug 7, 9:15 AM ET

NEW YORK - In the heat of summer, all sorts of tourists head north to cooler climes. This year, a manatee has joined the crowd, cruising past the nightclubs of Manhattan and continuing north.
ADVERTISEMENT

The massive animal has been spotted in the Hudson River at least three times in the last week — first off the Chelsea and Harlem sections of Manhattan, then to the north in Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County.

'It was gigantic,' said Randy Shull, who said he spotted the unusual visitor Sunday afternoon while boating at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. 'When we saw it surface, its back was just mammoth.'"

A New Brand of Power

(registration required)

Wal-Mart and Al Gore. A marriage made in the sickest online German porn chat rooms.

A New Brand of Power: "Consider public opinion about junk food. Parents don't want kids to eat it, and Ronald McDonald understands. McDonald's has added salad and fruit to its menu; the home of fries and burgers has transformed itself into the nation's biggest buyer of apples. Meanwhile, Wendy's has stopped frying its food in trans fats, which have also been banished from Oreo cookies and Frito-Lay snacks; General Mills makes its Cheerios and Wheaties out of whole grain. In all these cases, companies have responded to public sentiment before regulators compelled them to do so. As a mechanism of political accountability, we have elections -- and now brands.
Or consider public opinion about globalization. No regulation compels Nike to pay more than the prevailing wage in the poor countries it works in. But the value of Nike's brand dwarfs its costs of manufacturing, so it wisely chooses to do so. No regulation, or at least none that is enforced effectively, prevents furniture companies from despoiling Third World forests. But U.S. stores with brands worth protecting insist on certification from the Forest Stewardship Council. The fight about including labor and environmental standards in trade agreements rages inconclusively in Congress. But corporations do not suffer from that sort of gridlock, so they're ahead of the curve.
Or consider the environmental behavior of U.S. companies at home. This used to be the classic case of politics leading business: For most of the past generation, regulators have forced environmental rules on grumbling corporations. But in the current debate on climate change, this order has reversed itself. Impatient companies are capping their own carbon emissions: Wal-Mart has promised to double the efficiency of its vehicle fleet and achieve a 30 percent cut in its stores' energy usage. Its "

Saturday, August 05, 2006

here we go


6 days since any sort of sleeping pills. 4 1/2 total drinks, 1 coca-cola, 1/2 cup of coffee.

Jesus.

here we go: "here we go

Friday, August 04, 2006

FW: a picture for you


FW: a picture for you
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

So mark from Soul Brunch sent this to me yesterday. Nearly 22 months after

the shot was taken at my First Soul Brunch.



Day after I met Kelly/Vallier, too.



------ Forwarded Message

From: mark lipson

Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 20:05:00 -0700

To:

Subject: a picture for you



dear miguel,



this picture, 2 years in the making.

hope all is well with you.



regards,



mark lipson

310-XXX-XXXX



------ End of Forwarded Message

REAL NUDIST seeks REAL NUDIST FRIENDS ONLY!!!! - m4mw

Doing things that don't involve sleeping pills is going to be easier than I thought.

REAL NUDIST seeks REAL NUDIST FRIENDS ONLY!!!! - m4mw: "REAL NUDIST seeks REAL NUDIST FRIENDS ONLY!!!! - m4mw - 34
Reply to: pers-189534198@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-08-02, 10:14PM PDT


34yo white male....REAL NUDIST is seeking other REAL NUDISTS for friendship, nude beach visits, nudist resort trips, etc. ONLY LOOKING FOR FRIENDS, nothing sexual. If you are a real nudist, then you should know what AANR stands for, or have at least heard of Glen Eden Sun Club, Blacks Beach, and San Onofre Beach.

I'D LIKE TO FIND FRIENDS AGES 18-40 to do nude activities with. I have pics posted, so if you write to me, please send a photo as well (does not have to be nude, face pics are fine). Thanks.

* this is in or around The Grove/Park La Brea
* no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

"

Burning Man art - 6 do not kill


6 do not kill
Originally uploaded by hoopinannie.

Annie from Disorient is putting on an interactive art set of the 10 Commandments at Center Camp at Burning Man this year.

Wendy doesn't believe that I'm not going. I've realized the two hardest parts are going to be the rising interest levels of all my friends over the next 3 weeks, and realizing I won't be there.

It's hard to see all of the great and wonderful things my friends and once and former campmates are putting together and not being a part of it. Also realizing that there are THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND other people working on just as wonderful projects.

The biggest section of time that I'll be vulnerable to wanting to go will be the Wednesday before the start (the 23rd) through Wednesday the 30th. Once it gets to Thursday, it'll be too late to make any sense to go.

So, I need to find something to do the weekend of the 25th so that I'm not around burners at all.

Suggestion box labeled as "Comments" below.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The art of trash-talking in online poker. By Jacob Lewis

Wish I would've actually blogged about the online trash-talk on Halo2. Stoned 15 year-olds are probably a lot more funny than overly serious college kids.

The art of trash-talking in online poker. By Jacob Lewis: "When playing online, you can try to keep tabs on the other players to learn their habits, but with thousands of people moving in and out of various tables, all with names such as Acebuster44, TizShowtime, and TopTitty19, it is almost impossible to fix on a weakling. If you sit in front of your computer and fidget and slump and cough and sneeze and cry, no one will notice. If your hands shake uncontrollably before hitting the 'raise' button, it won't make a bit of difference. So, how do players identify the easy money? They use the few fleeting seconds between cards and bets to be as nasty and as immature as possible to try to draw you out.
Because you have space for no more than half a dozen words, and the bets move quickly around the table, trash-talking is usually brief and uncorrected. This often causes snide remarks to have the quality of coming from a 12-year-old dyslexic with a mean streak: 'Get a life, dubmass.' If you play your hand poorly, you may get called a donkey or a fish, as in you went fishing for cards. Check-raise someone and get 'bitch-slapped.' Verbally, of course. Mothers and grandmothers are fair game, as is your place of employment?more often than not it's Taco Bell. While it's common enough to be handed the conciliatory 'nh' (nice hand), which requires a polite 'ty' (thank you), if you slow-play the table out of all their money, the abbreviations may turn to curse words. "

best of craigslist : My Son Is A Moron... He Did Not Come From My Loins...

Follow the link to read the 35 item list the Dad has created. I think "30) Daughter will not have any underwear, except for briefs." is my favorite.

Might create my own list.

1) Patient will not have any sleeping pills.
2) Patient will not have any medication that can be combined with alcohol for a sleeping pill like function.
3) Patient will no longer swallow spiders to catch flies.
...
17) Patient will not spend all day Saturday and Sunday drinking Chardonnay.
...

best of craigslist : My Son Is A Moron... He Did Not Come From My Loins...: "My Son Is A Moron... He Did Not Come From My Loins...
Date: 2006-07-20, 1:39PM PDT


You do everything you can for your kids. God knows I've tried. But it seems like God enjoys a good joke, now and then.

I was raised in a strict household. My parents bore offspring from the early-50's to the mid-60's. I was around the middle of this brood. With nine mouths to feed, we did not have a lot of extras. We worked for simple things, like bicycles.

Nothing wrong with that. It's what we knew. And we were given a great foundation, on which we could create a life for ourselves. As I said, my parents were strict - which made me not wish to be such with my kids.

Ah, my kids... I'm in my forties, and the wife is a bit younger. I make a fine income, and try not to sweat anything. I get up... have coffee... look out at the ocean... read the paper... move onto my business.

I appreciate not having a house full of screaming kids in the morning (something that was impossible when I grew up). All I ask of my kids is to; a) be respectful of everyone, b) be honest c) get good grades, d) clean their rooms.
"

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

2 great iPhotos


2 great iPhotos
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

I think there¹s something very zen about the O2 great iPhotos¹ post title.



One of these pairs of sunglasses I bought. One, I didn¹t, despite the great

iPhoto.

2 great iPhotos


2 great iPhotos
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

I think there¹s something very zen about the O2 great iPhotos¹ post title.



One of these pairs of sunglasses I bought. One, I didn¹t, despite the great

iPhoto.

4 great iPhotos of a lllllllaaazzzeeeee day


4 great iPhotos of a lllllllaaazzzeeeee day
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

State U ­ the fightin¹ Opines, courtesy of Sarah, the fabulous art director.



Poppycock ­ Just the Nuts deluxe nut mix, courtesy of Steve the great

copywriter.



we¹re a give/give type of plus.

4 great iPhotos of a lllllllaaazzzeeeee day


4 great iPhotos of a lllllllaaazzzeeeee day
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

State U ­ the fightin¹ Opines, courtesy of Sarah, the fabulous art director.



Poppycock ­ Just the Nuts deluxe nut mix, courtesy of Steve the great

copywriter.



we¹re a give/give type of plus.

4 great iPhotos of a lllllllaaazzzeeeee day


4 great iPhotos of a lllllllaaazzzeeeee day
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

State U ­ the fightin¹ Opines, courtesy of Sarah, the fabulous art director.



Poppycock ­ Just the Nuts deluxe nut mix, courtesy of Steve the great

copywriter.



we¹re a give/give type of plus.

4 great iPhotos of a lllllllaaazzzeeeee day


4 great iPhotos of a lllllllaaazzzeeeee day
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

State U ­ the fightin¹ Opines, courtesy of Sarah, the fabulous art director.



Poppycock ­ Just the Nuts deluxe nut mix, courtesy of Steve the great

copywriter.



we¹re a give/give type of plus.

legends

Pretty pop ditty from new Swedish faves the Legends.

Jump the link to download for free.
l a b r a d o r: "he most eclectic single from The Legends so far. In ?Lucky star? they borrow bits from every corner of the musical history and turns it into a 2 minute pop smash. Besides the title track the EP contains a splendid remix by Jimahl and the almost Sarah nostalgic, jangly pop gem 'This heart's not made of stone'.

Free MP3:
?Lucky Star?

VIDEO"

Corey Feldman's 35th Birthday House Of Blues Extravaganza - Defamer

My birthday was cool, but not Corey cool.

Corey Feldman's 35th Birthday House Of Blues Extravaganza - Defamer: " Corey Feldman's Birthday Bash/Concert at the House of Blues last night was a sight to behold: Matt Nelson (of Nelson) strolling onstage to jam with Feldman, Ron Jeremy waving drunkenly from the balcony, 'bikini girls' called to the stage to spray Feldman with birthday silly string. Deep songs like 'Bad People' (written perhaps after being dropped by his agent?), a Pink Floyd cover in which Corey played a 3-minute screechy keyboard solo, a song against 'the war.'

2 costume changes in an hour set, highlights included a giant fuzzy Dr. Seuss-like hat, a white satin suit sans shirt (so gay), and the bare-breasted Felds. God, we were laughing so hard. There was purple fog! There was a conga player with a big bamboo stick! The beauty of it all: I found the tickets on the bar at the Viper room Tuesday night--who would leave behind such gems?"

from espn, but really about fast food

In what must be a 40,000 word single page multiple item blog entry, is buried exciting news for American fast food lovers who could conceivably be in England at some point.

mmmmmm. chicken tikka.

ESPN.com: Page 2 : Offseason highs and lows: "Burger Watch: This winter the tastefully named Steve Easterbrook, head of McDonald's United Kingdom, unveiled the Bigger Big Mac, a supersized Big Mac now being sold in the British Isles and Germany. Easterbrook also said McDonald's U.K.'s four-year drive to promote salads, fruit and yogurt has failed, garnering less than 10 percent of sales, and that the company would go back to basics by promoting cheeseburgers and Quarter Pounders. Easterbrook told the Times of London, 'It's time to be proud, to go out and say, 'We're a good burger company.'' But shouldn't the Quarter Pounder be marketed in Europe as the 0.113398093 Kilogramer? The D/QPC would be a 0.226796185 Kilogramer avec Fromage. Sandwich note: The chicken tikka toasted deli sandwich sold by McDonald's outlets in England is better than anything sold in any American McDonald's."