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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

Monday, April 29, 2002
dannyboy 6:44 PM (0)



below is one of two wood figures that arrived in the mail from korea today! they're currently guarding my computer from evil spirits. mom translated the chinese characters on their bellies for me, but there's definitely something lost in the translation... see a picture of their big brothers here.

dannyboy 4:57 PM (0)



a gift from loriloo!

dannyboy 6:08 AM (0)


last night i dreamed that the borough of staten island was a giant japanese botanical garden.

Sunday, April 28, 2002
dannyboy 10:35 AM (0)




kutsiekuddly: i'll fix you up with my cousin, she's hot
kutsiekuddly: her current guy (which they have a kid) plays for the altlanta hawks
dkuo: oh, and btw
dkuo: girls with kids != hot
kutsiekuddly: says the person using !=
dkuo: so what
dkuo: what's your point
kutsiekuddly: us == losers
dkuo: no
dkuo: we're the "new geek"
dkuo: smart AND hygienically responsible
dkuo: girls want us
kutsiekuddly: I thought that too.....
kutsiekuddly: I was like "hey baby, while(you + me) {geting it on};"
kutsiekuddly: but so far no luck

Friday, April 26, 2002
dannyboy 8:43 PM (0)



my friend eizan was in rare form tonight. some quotes: "so if you're nice you better learn how to find ways of circumventing the law when you want to kick a jerk's ass." on the discovery channel: "but my understanding is more like the understanding of religion, not like my understanding of say, predicate logic or quantum physics or anything like that. I've accepted alot of it without really understanding why it's there." and finally, "god. fucking mathematics always kicks your ass in the end."

dannyboy 4:57 PM (0)


it's fun to undress other people. i do it the same way i unwrap presents--careful reverse engineering. my last 'other' liked to tear open her gifts, with bits of wrapping flying to the corners of the room...

moxy 3:25 PM (0)


Limbo period: the time between being naked and then being naked with someone else. But, isn't it funny how undressing is the hardest yet also sometimes the best part of it all?

Thursday, April 25, 2002
dannyboy 5:21 PM (0)



i know that crossing your arms across your chest is a (supposedly) defensive posture to take, but does anyone else find it as comfortable as i do? it's also basically the only thing left to do when you're naked. i suppose you could hold your hands behind your back, or cover your goods with them, but neither seem very appropriate for those intimate situations. and putting your hands on your hips seems too eager... isn't the hardest part of intimacy getting undressed? because after that, well, you've got to do something with your hands...

Wednesday, April 24, 2002
dannyboy 7:52 AM (0)



work is sucking all that is good out of my body. i need a hug.

Tuesday, April 23, 2002
dannyboy 7:19 PM (0)



looks like i've had the wrong idea about golf all along... god bless that woman.

moxy 4:43 PM (0)


The best "make up your own caption" photo here. Ever.

dannyboy 7:26 AM (0)


hey benny, are you like, unemployed now or something? you've been posting more lately.

Malb 7:24 AM (0)


movie pick of the month: battle royale promoting senseless violence, only in japan

Monday, April 22, 2002
dannyboy 6:54 AM (0)




on my way back, over the mountains

sliding on down the hill

the admissions brochure shot

"monkeys wish they were as cool as us."

Malb 6:18 AM (0)


feel the full power of the force from yoda

Sunday, April 21, 2002
dannyboy 7:57 PM (0)



i was reminded this weekend of another (of the many) reasons why i miss cmu: yoshi kunimoto. he's a graduate student in design, and a rock star. literally. he was huge in japan, had legions of screaming teenage fans, was responsible for nintendo music (yoshi the dragon was named after him), and in 1998 the IAU named an asteroid in his honor (KUNIMOTO).

dannyboy 1:13 AM (0)


ok, don't get me wrong, i don't think any less of her or anything... actually, i think she's pretty great (odd how no one believes me when i say that). it's just rare to find a girl who's not hung up on being neat. hey, i mean, i could care less, etc. so, don't write me hate letters. thanks.

dannyboy 12:49 AM (0)


i've been staying with jen this weekend, and it has been a real eye-opener. sweet merciful crap, her place is filthy. she's a complete mess. i'm utterly amazed that she's still alive, given the squalor she lives in. i had to do the dishes tonight just to make myself feel better. i do feel a little bad, because after i first expressed my horror at her bathroom, she did clean up a bit. and she made me a sandwich this afternoon, that was very nice.

Saturday, April 20, 2002
dannyboy 10:45 AM (0)



andy, sam and magnani and i went to the mini dealership yesterday afternoon. ok. what the crap. the dealerships in manhattan and new jersey wouldn't even let you take a look without an appointment. the four of us went in looked around for 15 minutes before the guy came over to say hello. can we test drive the S? he handed us the keys. we were dumbfounded. he didn't ask for anyone's license, or a deposit. we slowly started moving towards the door, and we realized he had no intention of coming with us...! it was like being set loose in a candy store. my god, i don't think i've had this much fun in the last 6 months. i should say however, that given the opportunity to play with someone else's toy, you do things... you wouldn't ever do on your own car. if you wanted it to last more than 10K miles, that is. we took it out around schenley, on the winding roads. there was one turn joe took really hard at 45 mph that made us all scream like little girls. imagine 4 grown men racing around in a sky blue clown car with stupid grins. we couldn't figure out if people were smiling in the "groovy man" or the "those guys are buffoons" way. we took 45 mins. and added 20 miles to the car. we had to take it around the block (slowly) a few times before returning it, to get rid of the burnt rubber smell. if you're thinking about picking one up, i heartily recommend the Cooper S. it's not the fastest ride, but the handling is choice. the most fun car in it's price class, for sure.

dannyboy 10:11 AM (0)



big ass spedometer

andy and sam scared for their lives

Friday, April 19, 2002
dannyboy 7:41 PM (0)



noticed that the site is looking kind of wonky... the columns don't line up anymore for some strange reason. shrug. i'll look into it when i'm sober...

dannyboy 9:59 AM (0)



One should always be drunk. That's all that matters;
that's our one imperative need. So as not to feel Time's
horrible burden one which breaks your shoulders and bows
you down, you must get drunk without cease.
But with what?
With wine, poetry, or virtue
as you choose.
But get drunk.
And if, at some time, on steps of a palace,
in the green grass of a ditch,
in the bleak solitude of your room,
you are waking and the drunkeness has already abated,
ask the wind, the wave, the stars, the clock,
all that which flees,
all that which groans,
all that which rolls,
all that which sings,
all that which speaks,
ask them, what time it is;
and the wind, the wave, the stars, the birds, and the clock,
they will all reply:
"It is time toget drunk!
So that you may not be the martyred slaves of Time,
get drunk, get drunk,
and never pause for rest!
With wine, poetry, or vitrtue,
as you choose!"

Charles Baudelaire

dannyboy 9:47 AM (0)



why must every night out involve dumpsters?

sam v2.0

miscellaneous drunkedness

pennsylvania greeted my return with hail

Wednesday, April 17, 2002
dannyboy 9:20 PM (0)



i'll be in pittsburgh the next few days for carnival! lots of blurry pictures to come.

dannyboy 7:15 AM (0)


ahhh. springtime. there are so many attractive women in new york, it's disgusting. :D

Tuesday, April 16, 2002
dannyboy 8:39 AM (0)



the black mac, a tempest shielded Mac SE that no one has any record of. there's a link included in the wired article on just what tempest is, but here's a paper on optical tempest. now that's the stuff.™

dannyboy 7:04 AM (0)


harrison ford is visiting the office today. of course, i won't be able to produce documentation of his visit as i FORGOT MY CAMERA TODAY. speaking of celebrity, lori got mentioned in an IHT article.

Monday, April 15, 2002
dannyboy 11:45 AM (0)



a collection of propaganda posters from communist china. quite interesting indeed, as studies of the soviet counterparts are much more common. [ link via pez ]

dannyboy 6:43 AM (0)


the angry whale has been updated, slightly. expect a new comic this thursday.

Saturday, April 13, 2002
dannyboy 5:34 PM (0)



just got back from the brooklyn museum, where they're having a star wars exhibit. ok ok, I know. it's pretty ridiculous that the brooklyn museum of ART is hosting a star wars show... just as ridiculous as last year's show on harley davidson's in the guggenheim. to protest the unethical nature of the exhibit, i refrained from purchasing the master yoda pez dispenser i wanted.

dannyboy 5:34 PM (0)



the most recognized triangle in the world

couldn't find the bumper sticker though

wrap-around visor = more important than peripheral vision

best. pose. EVER.

old ben kenobi

apparently, all jedi masters wear doc martens

someone's upset!

how come i can't meet girls like this?

Friday, April 12, 2002
Malb 10:35 AM (0)



marilyn, brad pitt...marie getting a tattoo on her @$$. what the hell happen to this website?? bring back fuzzyporn! and one more thing, no one wants to see topdog/underdog 'cos they're lining up to see kathleen turner's old, baggy and wrinkly tits. (damn she use to be hot) 'nuff said.

Thursday, April 11, 2002
dannyboy 12:43 PM (0)



i knew i should've seen topdog/underdog before it went on broadway. bleh. maybe mos was just nervous on opening night. maybe they've worked the problems out of it by now? well, i still want to see it, so anyone want to go with me?

oh wait, now I'm confused. I just read a good review from the times. i'd normally not even consider a broadway.com "review," but lately the times has been pretty awful...

dannyboy 8:26 AM (0)


an interview with my hero stephen hawking. his comment, when asked about the several posters of marilyn monroe hanging in his cambridge office, explains why: "Yes, she?s wonderful. Cosmological. I wanted to put a picture of her in my latest book, as a celestial object."

Wednesday, April 10, 2002
dannyboy 6:45 PM (0)



had dinner with marie, and it boy did it sure suck! she said she was going to go get a tatoo, but she chickened out. i was hoping to get some photos of her ass being needled, but here are some pictures of performance art on 42nd street instead. a woman in a display case is hanging sheets of paper bearing secrets. the audience was encouraged to write down and submit their own dirty laundry. i would have, but mine didn't compare to what was already up...

dannyboy 6:40 PM (0)



dannyboy 2:08 PM (0)


been having lots of interesting dreams lately. i think it's because of my new sheets... a few nights ago i dreamt that i joined the IRA and in my cell were brad pitt and robert redford. we trained for missions by playing metal gear solid 2 on a playstation we rented from blockbuster. not surprisingly, brad got killed.

dannyboy 10:10 AM (0)



Tuesday, April 09, 2002
moxy 11:16 PM (0)



What the American flag means to a twelve-year old.
[ inky's note: kids say the darndest things. ]

dannyboy 6:39 AM (0)



let it go-the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise-let it go it
was sworn to

let them go-the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers-you must let them go they
were born
                  to go

let all go-the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things-let all go
       so comes love

- e. e. cummings

Monday, April 08, 2002
moxy 10:03 PM (0)



There's talk of severe drought here in the tri-state area. If I remember my Earth Science correctly, the amount of water on the planet Earth has remained essentially unchanged since the beginning of time. So that must mean that if it's dry here, it's precipitating somewhere else. I wonder what's keeping the rain clouds away. April showers indeed... it's still early, though, so let's hope it rains. In the meantime, remember: save water! shower with a friend!

dannyboy 7:50 PM (0)


how many people have seen you naked? i am unable to answer that question accurately. my junior year i made a book of photography, a series of nude portraitures of some friends. of course, to prove i wouldn't ask anything of my models that i wouldn't do myself, i shot nude self-portraits that were to be included in the book. ultimately, i chickened out and put some rather tame ones of myself in the final. but after one particularly late session, i spaced out and left several large, full-monty prints in the dryer overnight... and in the computer cluster the next day i noticed several of the senior girls giving me odd looks... one of them later confirmed that there had been significant traffic in the darkroom since my last visit, but wouldn't give up names. the things we do for art.

dannyboy 10:30 AM (0)



dannyboy 8:12 AM (0)


i've been quiet the last few days. the most interesting things i have to say often cannot be expressed on my blog, for various reasons. more on this later perhaps.

Friday, April 05, 2002
dannyboy 6:29 PM (0)




dannyboy 6:28 PM (0)


on my way home from work today i passed by a protest in times square, against the israeli occupation of palestine. there's not much for me to say about this. it's a complex issue, the intricacies of which i do not fully understand. it's clear though, most new yorkers do not either. i was milling about but the police were out in force keeping the peace, and telling everyone to move along.

Thursday, April 04, 2002
dannyboy 4:47 PM (0)



i got through a third of this article that jennie, The Cousin, sent me several weeks ago. and that was only because there was a lot of traffic today. i can safely say i'll never be allowed into the club of SNOOTiery as i often use the "10 items or less" lane at the supermarket without any sense of chagrin. my snobbery is wholly typographical, and not lexigraphical (okay, maybe a little... i did almost just write the correct usage). the article claims the language goons as the "last remaining kind of truely elitist nerd" which i suspect jennie also disagrees with, as i know she is well on her way to obtaining her linux nerd certification...

dannyboy 11:30 AM (0)


look up. and then look west. the planets are aligning this month.

dannyboy 8:34 AM (0)


i don't get what the hell is going on with the economy. i thought we were supposed to be in a recovery? mike got laid off yesterday. it all seems really random to me. some people are doing well and hiring, others, are not.

looks like i'll be going back to CMU for carnival in two weeks. hopefully marie will come and keep me company on the 6.5 hour drive. i think the worst thing in the world to do is drive a long distance by yourself.

oh, my stomach feels better. and i wrote a scathing letter to starbucks customer service. those jerks. ok, i readily admit i should probably not have wrapped the hot dog in the brownie and covered the whole thing with kraut and onions, but whatever. i want my gift certificate.

Wednesday, April 03, 2002
dannyboy 4:30 PM (0)



uuuughh. i shouldn't have eaten that hot dog and expresso brownie before i left work... stupid... delicious... snacks... damn you

dannyboy 10:10 AM (0)



dannyboy 6:26 AM (0)


it was mom's birthday yesterday and i got her flowers. she was pleased. it's nice that my mom is happy when i show the slightest amount of effort. ah, the rewards that come from years of being a jerky kid.

Monday, April 01, 2002
dannyboy 7:55 PM (0)



the most ridiculous thing i've seen all day, luke's away message: "mmm..after dinner peeps, some bacardi and bowling =D"

dannyboy 11:32 AM (0)


you can find me at the end of every spaceman spiff comic, at my desk staring off into space.

dannyboy 10:36 AM (0)


i always wondered how google worked: "Page and Brin experimented with numerous avian motivators before settling on a combination of linseed and flax (lin/ax) that not only offered superior performance, but could be gathered at no cost from nearby open space preserves. This open space lin/ax powers Google's operations to this day, and a visit to the data coop reveals pigeons happily pecking away at lin/ax kernels and seeds."

dannyboy 9:59 AM (0)



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