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|Wednesday, July 12th, 2006|
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|Tuesday, November 30th, 2004|
|Cure for Boredom, Part 1
Just going through my old bookmarks and figured I'd post some of 'emAngry White Boy PolkaMcSweeney's Possible Follow-up Songs for One-Hit Wonders
A variation on the Transformers/Car Robot Dancing. This was done live by 2 guys playing "SoulCaliber" with too much time on their hands.Dance, Voldo, Dance
Zork 2 was one of my first computer games ever and I loved it. Now you can play all the old Infocom games online for free.Zork and a host of others!!!
Outside of Alliance, Nebraska, (population 5,000) six local families were holding a family reunion in 1987. They decided -- for some obscure reason -- to recreate the world famous Stonehenge Monument from old cars and/or car parts. They did. This is the result.Carhenge
God bless technologyGoogle circa 1960
The Winner of the 2004 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contestBad literature
The Best Animated GIF EVER!KIAI!
Um, ok...The Velvet Underground's White Light White Heat played on banjo, toy piano, euphonium, ukulele, and kazoo.
One of the funniest rants I've read in a long time (Site not suitable for those with an aversion to profanity or cube-rage)Why We Drink
A primer on conversational judo.Conversational Terrorism
I never learned this in college business classes.The Apple Product Cycle
Our hysteria is affecting Europe too. Her Majesties' Department of Vague Paranoia presentsthe Preparing for Emergencies website
The Standardized Should I Stalk William Shatner? Test I'm coming for you, Shatner
That's enough for now, I guess/.
|Tuesday, October 26th, 2004|
|Wednesday, October 6th, 2004|
|Move is a Four-Letter Word
I moved last weekend. Moving SUCKS! I mean really, really, Hoover vac on steroids, Pamela Anderson auditioning for a part, step in a puddle with new shoes on SSUUCCKKSS!!!
I have a lovely variety of move-related ailments now. Paper cuts and knuckle scrapes vie with muscle pulls and lower back pain for my attention. Bring on the pain pills.
And the unconnectedness of it all. No internet, no t.v., I felt like Thoreau for a little while there. Do people still laugh out there? I miss the laughter...
Boxes still outnumber furniture by about 3 to 1 and I have nothing hung on the wall yet. Looks like my weekend is planned out (grrr).
|Thursday, September 9th, 2004|
|A "blow-job" I really could've done without...
Every once in a while, I guess Mother Nature feels the need to slap you upside the head and remind you who ultimately is boss. Charley, Frances, and now maybe Ivan?!?! I get it already. Living on America's penis is dangerous. We bow to your power, since you have left us without ours!
On a side note, why the hell would ANYONE live in a mobile home in Florida? I mean, you might as well live in a cardboard refrigerator box when the hurricanes come blowing through!
|Monday, July 26th, 2004|
|Anybody got a couple hundred thou' to lend me???
I want to buy a place down here in South Florida, but the prices are absolutely insane. For career reasons, I have postponed buying a place (my previous job had me traveling like 11 months out of the year). But now I have had the child care center for about 4 years and I like it a lot and I'd like to stop throwing money into the rent toilet and flushing it all away.
Imagine my surprise when I realized that the market had completely spun out of control down here. Stuff has like doubled in the past 4 years and what would of gotten me a pretty nice condo 4 years ago now secures me prime real estate under an overpass on I-95. I've already got my cardboard box picked out.
We plumb run outta space and now a static supply and constantly increasing demand has made Seann's search a living hell.
|Monday, July 19th, 2004|
|Now where the hell did my ass get to?
I went to see Shaolin Soccer yesterday. I laughed my ass off.
If you need to reduce the size of your ass, you should go see it too because you will laugh your ass off. Actually, you should see it big ass or no.
|Thursday, July 15th, 2004|
|Just can't understand...
The thing I wonder about Nader: can he possibly be self-delusional enough to think he actually has ANY chance of winning the election? And if he's honest with himself, it makes you wonder what the hell IS his purpose for tilting this windmill? Does he really enjoy the adoration and ego-stroke a candidacy provides enough to pursue this when the result will be Bush re-elected? Or is this about selling his books? What?
That's the thing that REALLY bugs me about Nader. His evasiveness when you try to challenge him on his reasons for running. "I just want to make sure that people have a third choice. That the corporate controlled hegemony that is the 2-party system in America doesn't strengthen it's stranglehold on the electoral process." Blah! Blah! Blah! You try to challenge him with the data that disproportionate numbers of his supporters would have voted for Gore in 2000 if he wasn't running, and he denies it-saying his support came equally from both parties. Yeah, right Ralph! Your pro-union, pro-environment, pro-choice campaign drew support from as many Republicans as Democrats. He's either a liar or stupid.
This would be all well and good and ignorable as the work of an egomaniacal butt-monkey if the Republican candidate wasn't such a complete tool. But he is and we are in trouble.
The fact of the matter is that any third-party candidate tends to draw disproportionately from one party or another and in that way can substantially alter the results of an election. I believe that the reason Clinton was elected in 92' is that Ross Perot drew a lot more support from people who would have otherwise voted for Bush rather than Clinton.
WHY RALPH WHY??!?!?
|How the hell did people survive in the south before air conditioning?
It was so damn hot today I felt inspired to find out who invented air conditioning so I could include them in my prayers. I found this site while I was trying to find out:Top 20 Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
I get the same feeling reading this site that I used to get when I went to the old Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World. It really is amazing how much the world has changed in just 100 years. And it makes me wonder what the list will look like for the 21st century.
And by the way, Willis Carrier invented air conditioning in 1902, for a printer in Brooklyn to stabilize temperature and humidity around his presses. The drastic changes would expand or contract the paper and during 4-color printing, the different inks wouldn't line up right. It didn't really enter private homes until the 30's and the first air conditioned car, a Packard, was engineered in 1938.
But check out the site, there's all kinds of cool stuff there.
|Tuesday, July 13th, 2004|
|Thursday, July 8th, 2004|
|My Most Hated Pet Peeve (by far!!!)
People who say "supposably". It's SUPPOSEDLY, people!!! It offends my ears like nails on a chalkboard!
Mr. Grammar's Lesson for the day:
Supposedly means something presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds.
Supposably means capable of being supposed; conceivable. as in: That outcome cannot supposably be arrived at. Capable of being conceived or imagined or considered
So when someone says "Supposably, Michael Moore weighs 300 pounds." They are just saying it is conceivable that he weighs 300 pounds, not what they mean, which is that they think he does, in fact, weigh 300 pounds. They are, of course, wrong. Michael Moore actually weighs 597 pounds. (Don't reply defending him. I love his movies, but the boy loves to eat. He needs to go see another documentary out there "SuperSize Me")
I don't know why that bothers me so much, but it does. Other language gaffes that drive people crazy don't seem to bother me. "Nucular" rather than "nuclear"? No cringing. But "supposably", cringe city.
|Monday, July 5th, 2004|
|This isn't gonna help my case (see my previous post)...
but I am a romantic at heart.
If you love smart, witty romantic movies, then you have most likely already seen
If not, rent it.
Richard Linklater has finally put out the sequel to one of my favorite movies, the beforementioned "Before Sunrise".
It has opened in selected cities, and should open wider soon. Keep your eyes and your heart open.
P.S. Roxy, it's already playing in your neck of the woods. You should definitely go check it out.
|Saturday, July 3rd, 2004|
Why do we lose our sense of wonder as we get older? Is it the heavy burden of responsibility that weighs us down, shackles us to earth? Is it something biological that robs us of this precious quality?
Watching a child interact with the world reminds me of paradise lost. Sigh
|Magic and the mundane
I confuse myself. I have two mutually exclusive directives that are firmly part of Seann. On the one hand, I love trying new, exciting things. On the other, I enjoy a certain sense of routine. So I am always happy from the new experiences I am living AND anxious from breaking routine or I am happy from the familiarity of routine AND uneasy and restless from the banality of routine. Never just happy. Always happy AND...
I am definitely a gemini - 2 freakin' people in the same mind!
|Friday, July 2nd, 2004|
|We're off to see the wizard! (that's me...)
From time to time, I do children's theater. Being able to make a kid smile who's having a really hard time (from cancer, whatever) is pretty cool. Tonight we did the "Wizard of Oz". Smiles all around - mission accomplished.
I am the Almighty Oz, so back the (bleep) up!
|Thursday, June 24th, 2004|
I look forward to the movie "Fahrenheit 9/11", not because Michael Moore is any kind of political genius. No, I'm looking forward to it because it will actually bring a dissenting viewpoint back out into the open.
Ever since 9/11, the political landscape down here in America has been pretty damn repressive and fascist. Having any kind of opinion that runs counter to the authorities (self-appointed geniuses in Washington, etc.) is seen not as an expression of an intelligent, reasoned disagreement with something the powers-that-be are doing or the way they are doing it. No, holding a different opinion, something that our constitution supposedly protects, is seen as unpatriotic and that person is viewed with suspicion and possibly hostility.
You need to go no further than the extreme over-reaction by the FCC to one freakin' boob on the t.v. screen for a fraction of a second, to see the hysteria that is currently the status quo in the halls of power down here.
It makes me want to move to Canada....eh.
|Saturday, June 19th, 2004|