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Friday, April 23, 2004


Friendster does actually work. Apparently, there is some lagtime between when you sign up and when stuff actually starts to show up (like personal networks).



So, Friendster (credit to Bennet, for finding this one) might be useful or entertaining, if there were like, people other than Bennet and myself on it.


Tuesday, April 20, 2004


The topic for today is, roughly, life, through the eyes of Edward Abbey:

"Life is unfair. And it's not fair that life is unfair."

"Life is cruel? Compared to what?"

"Life is too tragic for sadness: Let us rejoice."

"Life is too short for grief. Or regret. Or bullshit."

"I intend to be good for the rest of my natural life--if I live that long."

"Life: another day, another dolor."

"A life without tragedy would not be worth living."

"Life without music would be an intolerable insult."

"There is a deep, abiding, unshakable satisfaction in a life of complete failure."

"If you're never ridden a fast horse at a dead run across a desert valley at dawn, be of good cheer: You've only missed out on one half of life."

"One must be reasonable in one's demands on life. For myself, all that I ask is: (1) accurate information; (2) coherent knowledge; (3) deep understanding; (4) infinite loving wisdom; (5) no more kidney stones, please."

"To the intelligent man or woman, life appears infinitely mysterious. But the stupid have an answer for every question."

"There has never been a day in my life when I was not in love."

"The dog's life is a good life, for a dog."

..and, finally..

"Life is hard? True--but let's love it anyhow, though it breaks every bone in our bodies."

--all by Edward Abbey



Almost forgot....I'm getting a haircut.

By the way, I'll be totally ignoring the results of the survey about your choice of prospective hairstyles for myself. 'Specially since most people thought it was a test, anyway.

So, thanks.



So, some key members of our "coalition" are now pulling out of Iraq. Key members like Honduras and Thailand. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I mean, on the one hand, they were led into a bad war under false pretenses. On the other hand, even though nearly the entire rest of the world warned them, they were fairly willing to jump right in for the pat on the back they anticipated from the popular kid, America. They've helped us mess things up there, maybe they should stick around and help clean things up. But, seeing as how they were lied to, and all, I can't say as I blame them all that much.

Therefore, the Honduran army (all 6 of them) has my permission to leave. Gonna be tough without you, though.


Monday, April 19, 2004


Saw The Punisher this weekend. Meh. In light of the fact that I previously saw the previous version, a la Dolph Lundgren, I have to say, this one seemed pretty good. Although, the camera work was terrible, the direction visionless, the script weak, the action, not all that action-like, and the acting pretty poor, all-around (Travolta included). The worst Marvel Comic adaptation I've seen, except for Daredevil, the first The Punisher, andCaptain America.

Don't get me wrong - it was entertaining. And I like that they didn't pull punches. The Punisher is one bad dude. At least they didn't have him fighting some corny Japanese mafia (for no particular reason) like in the Lundgren version.

Some observations:

1) If you're a superhero, it's not really worth it to spend weeks on end tricking out your car with bulletproof window shields and speedy motors and stuff, cuz a bad singer-songwriter from Tennessee will just crash into it and roll it and make it all wrecked like the first day you drive it.

2) Rebecca Romijn-Stamos is in serious danger of becoming typecast as the hot-chick-in-the-comic-book-movie-that-falls-in-love-with-the-badass-superhero-type.

3) I liked it better when The Punisher lived in the sewer (even though he actually lived in warehouses, in the comics, I think), instead of a crappy industrial-looking apartment building.

4) Whoa. The Russian was Kevin Nash.


5) Apparently, John Travolta doesn't have much going on lately.

Shoulda went to see Hellboy.


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