Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I am certifiably insane.

And I will pay for it.

Monday, November 28, 2005

I can no longer tell the difference between what I am and what I'm doing.

Monday, November 21, 2005

I rue the day when I cease to have online conversations like these with people who speak only sketchy English.

START CONVERSATION
jlj said:
hi
jlj said:
my baby
(Well that's a little familiar for someone I've never talked to before, don't you think?)
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." said:
hello
jlj said:
how are u ?
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." said:
ok
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." said:
you?
jlj said:
fineeeeee
jlj says:
you open cam
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
i don't have one.
jlj says:
you working?
jlj says:
you married?
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
i'm not married, no.
(Dear God, is he going to propose already?! Why this is all so...so sudden!)
jlj says:
goog
(Oops! Little typing error there, jlj.)
jlj says:
good
jlj says:
i'm not married
(AUGH!)
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
okay...
jlj says:
seni seviyorum
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
which means?
jlj says:
i love you
(Um...)
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
oh, how nice.
jlj says:
DO YOU BECOME MY FRIEND
(At this point, I begin to fear for my life.)
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
yes sir, please sir.
(Please don't kill my family!)
jlj says:
ok
jlj says:
you send picture
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
a picture? certainly!
jlj says:
send
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
there you go!
--Transfer of "10.bmp" is complete.
jlj says:
:*(
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
why are you crying?
jlj says:
you send picture
(At this point, he tries to send "10.bmp" back to me.)
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
i did! it's an elaborately-carved watermelon made to look like a racing cyclist!
(He now sends me an extremely vulgar icon.)
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
i daresay you won't get far with me that way.
jlj says:
what
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
well, that isn't very romantic, now is it?
"The best kind of man is dark, and brilliant, and dead." says:
i mean, a rose or a glass of champagne would be the least you could do, wouldn't you say?
(At this point, he stops responding. Perhaps Freetranslation.com doesn't do so well with the 'English to Turkish' function.)
END CONVERSATION

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Don't share Star Trek with someone you love, 'cause there will always be Star Trek, but not always that someone.
- Jim Hosking

U.S. Dollar Slips Against Canadian Acorn

Keegan Zakkary Wylde Phillips

Congratulations, Kelvin and Sarah!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

  • One class in two weekdays. Good stuff, I say.

  • There are leaves on the ground! Leaves! On the ground! I'd think it was autumn if California actually had seasons!

  • I need more Star Trek in my life on a daily basis!

  • It is entirely possible that being in Teel's class will actually kill me.

  • I'm going now.
  • Tuesday, November 01, 2005

    ...the collective must be viewed as logically prior to and of greater value than the individual.
    - Norman Kraus, referencing Marxism in The Authentic Witness, chapter IV

    The man who is isolated--who is unable to share in the benefits of political association, or has no need to share because he is already self-sufficient--is no part of the polis, and must therefore be either a beast or a god.
    - Aristotle, referencing "man and state" in The Politics

    We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.