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As with a low sucking sound it slowly disappeared again, Starbuck still gazing at the agitated waters where it had sunk, with a wild voice exclaimed—“Almost rather I had seen Moby Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!”
      “What was it, Sir?” said Flask.
      “The great live squid, which, they say, few whale-ships ever beheld and returned to their ports to tell of it.”

Moby-Dick, 1851


3-17-09  No one reads this column
Guys, FURL sucks. It has sucked for years, and I'm sorry I've been using it. I have switched over to delicious; I would have done this much sooner, but they made it really difficult the last time I tried.

4-21-08  Archives
Uhmm, apparently archives haven't really been working since late 2006. THANX for the heads up guys! They are temporarily fixed, and will stay temporarily fixed until I migrate to new software/layout. I have said some hilarious things in the last 7 years, that future generations will feel lucky I preserved. Go check them out.

1-18-08  new iPhone icon
Woah, it's been 3 years since the last news update! Fuzzysquid now has a webclips icon for your iPhone! It'll automagically show up when you add FS to your home screen. Atom and RSS feeds have been available for a few years now, but I never made special mention of it.

1-14-05  LJ images
Since it seems to be popular, and it's been linked in a lot of different places besides here, I've decided to post the LJ Images page. At least in the news, at least for now. It's also getting some Google ads because you LiveJournal people are sucking up all my bandwidth (35% for that one page!)

4-02-04  FURL
Check out what I've been browsing: FURL.net bookmark archive. Not much commentary, relevance, or sequitur—but it's what's keeping this blog from turning into a meme dumpster.



  1. TONMO - The Octopus News Magazine Online. Invaluable.
  2. Angrywhale - Meet Leonard. He's an angry sort of whale.
  3. The Squid Blog - From the Laughing Squid people.


  4. Moxyberry - Where the cousin is at. Her bookmarks here.
  5. Cranky User - Brian's bookmarks. Updated, unlike his site.
  6. Rosenstock - Her other ride is your mom.
  7. Lauren - Wet Hot Singaporean Blogging.
  8. Universal Donor - Like the prime number shitting bear, but with terrible back pain.
  9. Olivia - Who receives special dispensation from our usual policies.
BLAG  read the archive

Wednesday, April 07, 2004
dannyboy 8:32 PM (0)



To the gentleman who responded to my 'bridge jumper post':

There are more than two things wrong with you. Some points.

1. I judged you on your words. (Words you can either stand by, or recant.) You judge me based on my revulsion to your words. I strongly believe in compassion dissuading people from killing themselves. You strongly believe in... not being inconvenienced. You are the prototypical schoolyard bully, and nothing fills me with more indignation than your mistaken sense of entitlement.

2. I don't have a problem judging you to be a truly despicable person based on your belief that someone should die rather than inconvenience 5 or more people. But really, you were talking about yourself, weren't you. Someone should die for having delayed you on a Friday afternoon, because you don't want to live in a society where you have to wait in traffic. In fact your day was "destroyed", not being where you wanted to be, exactly when you wanted to be.

3. But you don't actually believe that. If you did, you would have gotten out of your car, which wasn't moving, and pushed him off the bridge. Or even merely rolled down your window and yelled for him to do so. But you didn't. You don't even come close. But you would like other people to think you do.

4. In-between my colorful language are actual arguments, based in logic. In between your prodigious, yet ultimately meaningless profanity, is the defense of the weak. I use 'fuck' to modify my argument, you use 'fuck' as your argument.

5. There were not 250,000 people on the bridge. The population of San Francisco is 730,000 people. 1/3 of them were not stuck in traffic with you.

6. Pundit = a learned man, who is respected for his opinions; Contrarian = one who takes a contrary view, or who takes actions contrary to prevailing wisdom. Wannabe = you would like to be these things, but you are not. Perhaps these words don't mean what you think they mean...?

7. Not having to wait in traffic isn't actually a right that any society grants. Yet society manages to go on.

8. I think that feeling you're having right now is "embarrassment." That is good. It means you're growing as a person. Previously it was "self-righteous sense of entitlement."

9. You're not a jackass because you're uncompassionate. You're a jackass because you want people to think you're edgy. You want something important to say. You want to distinguish yourself from the sea of sameness that you're drowning in, without any real affinity or understanding for what you're clothing yourself in. It's what the kids call being a "poseur."

In conclusion: you sir, are the moron.

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