Archive for May, 2005

On what a fall follows

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Dear Journalists: you may think that you are not individual citizens of such outdated concepts as “nations,” but instead exist on some higher plane, some Mt. SuperCaliGlobalistic Consciousness Olympus where you can look down upon the antlike doings of us mere mortals and pass judgment upon our twitches and staggerings, but there’s a man or […]

My week

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain, thunder, and frogs. And it looks like I’ll be doing this for some time (click for larger):

Yikes.

Freeze your head

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Slurpee hell will drive you mad.
(Via.)

Sunday night picture show

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

I still have the cheapo Vivitar digital I bought a couple of years ago, which is a barebones kind of thing with no lcd screen or zoom lens. It doesn’t take the greatest pictures, but sometimes I’d get good photos, and every once in a while I’d get an interesting shot even out of a […]

Dulls on film

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Aw, dammit. As I was cleaning up the place I suddenly had this idea: it would be funny if someone were to do a parody of MTV Cribs by filming a mock episode of the show in their own boring, non-famous apartment or condo. Someone like me. I even had a script running through my […]

La Grande Fuck-off

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

“We aren’t reading that thing.” French citizens rejected the 2,568,644 page EU Constitution, on the grounds that the largest unread novel in France should remain Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. It is also rumored that a back-up offer to distribute it among the fishermen of the French coast was rejected on the grounds that they are […]

Everyone has to be carefully taught

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

I would say that my eyebrows are currently resting on top of my head at the revelation of the contents of the “Little Black Book” talked about here, but I’d be lying. I’m old enough to remember when popular culture thought the sound of a toilet flushing was too explicit; now I figure it’s just […]

TV Eye

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Well, I’m having trouble falling asleep, and watching the last of my cable tv didn’t help as I thought it would. It’s the irritation, now, mostly. First I watched something called “McCallum” on BBC America. It’s kind of an updated Quincy M.E. set in London and the main slicer is played by that Scottish guy […]

Reaping what was sown

Friday, May 27th, 2005

It’s all so true. But why do they do it? Why alienate 95% of your audience? Why else but to be elitist, to think yourself special, to be above the crass, boring bourgeois, to stick it to Aunt Marge and Uncle Bob and all those concerned relatives who kept telling you to “get your nose […]

Camera Obscura

Friday, May 27th, 2005

Well, I have made a decision as regards the Nikon Coolpix: I’m going to return it. It’s a great camera and all, but the love is just not there. Besides, I have seen my true love, and it is this: the Kodak DX7590. It’s rather bulky, but my days of needing a tiny camera to […]