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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, May 03, 2006
dannyboy 9:30 PM (1)



You could just put on your ipod...watch some video. In that case you have switched the channel. From real life to TV. I wonder when I'll be able to do that in meetings.

I'm so tired today.


I HAVE A THEORY about why the use of cell phones in public places bothers people so much (myself included). An older woman on the bus this morning snapped at a twenty-something girl and said "thanks for forcing me to listen to all your personal details for the past half hour." Mild, middleclass, verbal one-upmanship ensued (as opposed to, say, this). Which brings me to my point. People get annoyed when you talk on the phone not because you're breaking the social contract for polite behavior in a public space, but because you're fucking boring. The format of your performance, the monologue which forces everyone else into the role of the voyeur, is entirely familiar; we're used to it because we see it every time we watch television or go to a movie. Except there, we have the promise of entertainment; when that promise is broken, we change the channel or leave the theatre. Here, you've taken the spotlight to tell us about the insufferably mundane minutiae of your life, but I can't turn you off without getting off the bus. That's why I fantasize about stuffing your phone inside your mouth like a ball gag—because I don't care what gift you're getting your best friend, or that you don't like whitefish, or that your buddy should really come out to Tahoe this weekend because blah blah blah BLAH BLAH FUCKITY BLAH! Ugh. If you can't threaten to kill your baby's momma because she's been with another man, or at least explain what the blonde was doing in the bar with a poodle under one arm and a salami under the other, then stop using the goddamned phone. Get some writers for chrissake.

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