Tuesday, August 27, 2002
dannyboy 7:51 PM
does anyone know what happened to hannah lee? i think i saw her a year ago, in bryant park, but circumstances were beyond my control?i didn't say hello. (it's disconcerting when people don't change... or when they do) ah. just as well. i suppose you can't keep in touch with your past.
Monday, August 26, 2002
dannyboy 7:22 PM
inky taking a nap in his cubbyhole
dannyboy 7:06 PM
yes, it has been quite a distraction. but i also find that the more things i get, the less attached to them i am. or perhaps not "things." well. perhaps not "get"... consume, maybe. i've almost all but stopped watching tv as of 5 months ago, and i don't miss it. i also no longer see a future for myself where technology, or computing, is a given. and i want to surf the web less these days. i no longer have my regular 5-10 sites that i hit up every morning. it seems like i'm just losing interest in staying connected. i'm ready to give it all up. i'm not sure where this is coming from, or what to replace it with, or what i want.
and no, that does NOT mean you can have my iPod.
moxy 7:48 AM
Dan has fallen in love with his iPod and has eloped with it. That can be the only explaination for lack of updates recently! *wink. I don't blame him (for running away with the iPod, not the no-updates part.)
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
dannyboy 12:11 PM
if playing The Sims has taught me anything, it's that material possessions make you happy. and since i've been feeling like poop lately, i bought an iPod! (expensive sure, but thankfully, my depression-fueled consumerism hasn't grown exponentially as i had previously predicted)
first impressions: the thing is a scratch/fingerprint magnet. i've had it less than 24 hours, and already it's covered with tiny scuffs and scratches. it also came out of the box fully charged! too bad it didn't have any songs on it. oh, and it looks like 10 GB might not be as roomy as i thought...
pictures of me grinning uncontrollably to follow.
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
dannyboy 11:06 AM
dannyboy 10:38 AM
"you can't fool me! it's turtles all the way down!" best punchline evar, as delivered by jessie.
Monday, August 19, 2002
moxy 8:53 PM
Go wash away those bad feelings of supporting Columbia Records by closing your eyes and listening to that record... made in heaven, indeed....
dannyboy 4:56 PM
so i broke down and bought a cd today. it doesn't make me feel good to support columbia, but i found a copy of the seminal* Miles Davis record, Kind of Blue. and for $9! see, the real reason why people aren't buying music anymore isn't because of internet pirating, or even because of the vapid, uninspired cruft that's on the top 40. it's because i'd rather have $20, than something i may or may not be able to play in my computer. fuckers. anyway, the drummer on this album was quoted as saying it "must have been made in heaven", and I can't argue with that...
*probably the only time i'll ever use the term and not mean "jizzed upon."
Sunday, August 18, 2002
dannyboy 4:45 PM
some more linguistic fun, including a list of the most beautiful (and not-so-beautiful) words in the english language. it's really startling how visceral my reaction is, to the "ugly" words.
Saturday, August 17, 2002
dannyboy 8:20 AM
i dreamt last night that george lucas had released a special edition DVD of episode 1, where a kamikaze kermit the frog flies an imperial speeder bike into the deathstar v0.5, fantastic explosion resulting.
Friday, August 16, 2002
dannyboy 2:18 PM
having trouble getting the hint across? this site will send an (optionally) anonymous e-mail message indicating to the recipient his or her shortcomings. in addition to the standard poor hygiene, too much perfume, sends-too-many-email-forwards criticisms, there's plenty of compliments you can send. my favorites: commendable gas control, excellent penmanship, and high alcohol tolerance.
dannyboy 8:49 AM
i would appreciate an all-hours bookstore too. i'm amazed there isn't one already. although i think you're still adjusting to EST (welcome back, by the way), and i'm not sure how much fun it would be to spend time with people that need a copy of "Who Moved My Cheese" at 4am.
dannyboy 7:54 AM
what I've been reading:
“The paradox of an illness which can present as wellness—as a wonderful feeling of health and well-being, and only later reveal its malignant potentials—is one of the chimaeras, tricks and ironies of nature. It is one which has fascinated a number of artists, especially those who equate art with sickness...”
“‘Dangerous wellness’, ‘morbid brilliance’, a deceptive euphoria with abysses beneath—this is the trap promised and threatened by excess, whether it be set by Nature, in the form of some intoxicating disorder, or by ourselves, in the form of some excitant addiction.”
it makes sense to me then, that the language of neurology and neurosis would be so sympathetic to the language of art: theme and variation, nominal and divergent... sane and crazy.
Thursday, August 15, 2002
Malb 6:48 AM
saw the miramax trailer for Shaolin Soccer this week. damn you miramax! it looks so crappy. they're releasing it at the end of the month in ny and la only, on short notice. there is like no promotion behind this movie. on a lighter note, i found a nice promotional poster for the rules of attraction.
Wednesday, August 14, 2002
moxy 11:50 PM
Does anyone else think that a 24 hour bookstore would be an awesome idea? Think about it: any time, day or night, there is a place that you can go to surround yourself with millions of said words. There is a numbing reassurance about it all; it seems to me like a very good thing.
Monday, August 12, 2002
dannyboy 5:45 PM
who knew befriending animals could be so gosh darn sexy?
dannyboy 5:28 PM
kutsiekuddly: I mean, I wish you could have been there to help me....
kutsiekuddly: I wanted to kill the guy... and I know you hate people just as much as me
Sunday, August 11, 2002
dannyboy 8:10 PM
i like girls who wear hats.
Wednesday, August 07, 2002
dannyboy 5:38 PM
Monday, August 05, 2002
dannyboy 8:00 PM
seeing pictures of san francisco makes me sad. how the hell am i thinking about actually living there??
dannyboy 10:44 AM
Here's my longstanding theory about the origins of modern man. So on earth a few million years ago you had all these primates vying for dominance. There's a balance, with no one species having a clear evolutionary advantage. Then all of a sudden, Homo Erectus starts spreading like crazy, displacing all the other primates. But why us, and not say, Neanderthal man? A lot of people believe it was because that is when we developed primitive language.
But rather than spontaneous and sudden development after hundreds of thousands of mute years, I think aliens gave us language. They evaluated all the primate candidates and picked the one most capable of speech, and taught us. Several religious texts dealing with the creation of the world hint at this sort of thing ("In the beginning there was the Word"; the Sumerians believed that the world was "spoken into existence" by a prophet; etc). So rather than having aliens be our biological progenitors, I think they seeded us with the beginnings of real intelligence. I also believe that everyone on the planet once spoke the same master language, and there is some linguistic evidence to support this.
And perhaps the Tower of Babel myth was an actual event; maybe the aliens left, or we rebelled and forced them out. Without a governing influence, we spread out and "forgot" the master tongue, with each locality perverting the original over thousands of years.
Finally, I think there are two ways the story can end. Either the aliens were just nice guys, and are waiting for us to discover our master tongue before they welcome us to the rest of the galaxy, or they seeded our planet in order to have an adequately intelligent source of labor and are waiting to enslave us all.
So if I were supreme potentate of the earth I'd direct all scientific research to linguistic studies and ray gun development.
Sunday, August 04, 2002
dannyboy 11:51 AM
i see london! i see france! i see julie's underpants!