Friday, March 31, 2006

To the BBC News:

Maybe they went back in time.

I only read ten percent of this article

but I gather it has something to do with Bryant Gumbel being psychic.

Treehouse of Horror #5

Why, in The Simpsons Halloween Episode #5, does Homer say, with peculiar emphasis, that he's the "first Non-Brazilian to travel through time"? I found this explanation--basically it's a reference to Carlos Castenedes. That might be all we get. My brother has season five on DVD, maybe he can find out on the commentary.

Thursday, March 30, 2006



I like the fact that there's an MFA in IT.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Heat death of the universe

Two related articles via the BBC.

Hamburger A.

Hamburger X.

Hunter-warriors--uh...remember Columbine?

This is almost as bad as the government taking over American Idol and monopolizing the pop industry and putting subliminal messages in the music that tells us to exercise more.

Good poems

by Nina.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Would you marry a turtle?

A BOX turtle, at that?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Hey! it's Dan

Hey! how is going? I know I haven't talked to you in awhile. Man, life has been weird lately. I've been listening to my iPod alot. I said a funny joke the other day. I said, you know, I like that I've downloaded a billion different music things off of limewire and I don't really have musical taste anymore. I just listen to whatever is on my iPod. The bands I used to listen to used to be integral to my identity. Like, I would say, "I only listen to Sonic Youth and Wire, everything else is derivative." My brother was around when I said that. It was a joke. But it's kind of true. And it was funny! We laughed! Wire was kinda the Velvet Underground of the 70's (do not dispute this! It's true, trust me.) Sonic Youth was kinda the Velvet Underground of the 80's. And Velvet Underground was the The Velvet Underground of the 60's. But we're sorta beyond that. But what was the Velvet Underground of the 90's? Why, The Beatles of course!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

And everybody is linking to this and I want to be somebody so

This. (It's what all the gloating the hawks were doing three (3!!!!!!!)(fucking) YEARS AGO.)

Angry and sloppy links from Atrios

Angry. Sloppy.


Everything else is derivative.

Monday, March 13, 2006

The Wild Blue Yonder

The Wild Blue Yonder is a Herzog film that came out last year and, as far as I can figure out, has not been released anywhere--besides festivals. It is reported to be a "mockumentary-drama" about a man who is an alien and comes down to earth. I WANT TO SEE THIS THING. Also, according to the only official and authentic Werner Herzog website (see links to the right), Herzog has finally published the diary he wrote during the making of Fitzcarraldo. Hopefully, someday, it will be translated into English.


Perfection. Perfection is a very useful concept.

Somedays I feel like I should change my name to Ruy. Ruy Tarkka.

Friday, March 10, 2006

On the Whole Foods online test: how am I supposed to answer these damn questions?

It is usually your own fault when something goes wrong
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
You don't trust someone who seems too perfect
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
When someone is rude to you, you get over it quickly
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Hot, Angry and Sloppy

I should sue this guy. Or change the name of my blog.


The original "ster."

(Or in this case, crabster. Kiwaida? Come on. It's a crabster.)

Brave New World pt. 2


The narrator says, "She may show no symptoms, but in her brain, irrational fear and dislike of global pharmaceutical manufacturers is overwhelming her very peace of mind."

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Brave New World



Friday, March 03, 2006


My friend in Slovakia emailed this to me.

It's about hockey, I guess. Anybody want to interpret this for me?

Thursday, March 02, 2006


I've arrived in Dnever-never land. I'll have Martha pictures (the nihilist white turkey) soon.

I miss all my New York friends terribly already. I'm in my mother's house. I'm doing my laundry. I don't have access to broadband. But that's probably good. I'd just download free music all day.

I will petition for addresses from the sympathetic, the curious, and the likeminded that I have come across in my travels in an individual email. I'm hoping to learn something from all of this. I think I am. I hope I am not going to learn something I didn't want to learn. Or maybe that's good. I don't know. I'm really at a loss right now. I have to crawl out of this hole and see what I find.