Friday, February 28, 2003
dannyboy 6:06 PM
Day 6 - Front view
Day 6 - Side view
AREA MAN GROWS BEARD, BALLS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Citing the need "for a change of pace," local area man Joseph Magnani declared his decision to grow a beard to the barely stifled snickers of gathered onlookers.
"He had been talking about it for days," recalls Magnani's roommate, Samuel Lind. "And then last Saturday night he told me to take his razor and hide it from him."
Facial hair styling is typically used as a means of self-expression among young adult males, and "often with tragic results," adds Dr. Fletcher Thompson. Dr. Thompson, chair of the Beard, Moustache, & Sideburn department at Hampton University, has spent the majority of his 23-year career studying the changing trends in coiffure visage.
"It's really sad, because no matter how painful, or even how deadly, we as a society never seem to learn from our mistakes," Thompson says wistfully. "I mean, just look at the Soulpatch," continued Thompson, grimacing. "Our impressionable teens look at the media and say, 'wow, I would look great in that pencil thin moustache.' This is precisely the kind of experimentation that leads to Goatees. Then come the hardcore beards, the Mutton Chops, Handlebars, Van Dykes, Lenin Beards, and the most devastating of all, the French Fork."
But according to those who know him best, Joseph's sudden decision isn't simple experimentation. "I would definitely say he's had an unhealthy preoccupation with his various body hairs in the past," remarked college roommate Daniel Kuo. "One year he stopped cutting his [head] hair. He let it grow for an entire year." "Yeah, we even convinced him to tie his huge ball of hair into afro puffs," laughs Lind. "It was totally sweet." [see file photo]
Undeterred by his close friends' token attempts to stop him, Magnani has not shaved for close to a full week. "I don't know how long he's going to last," mused Kuo, "but I hope at least until April. There's really nothing good on TV this season." Added Lind, "our next step is to have him to shave his head."
dannyboy 11:35 AM
Particularly adroit guest strips today at Diesel Sweeties. Archive is here, and second comic in full is here. I especially like the second one as it is inspired "in part, by selling out, Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49, the myth of Tithonus, and the French movie Amelie." More of Jason's stuff here.
Thursday, February 27, 2003
dannyboy 4:48 PM
Mister Rogers died today. I used to pass the WQED studio every day going between my apartment and campus, freshman year of college. I remember thinking it kind of neat that I actually did live in "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood."
dannyboy 4:28 PM
Damnit Benny, what have I told you about documenting your sources. Link, jerk! Here's some info about Miyazaki, but I couldn't find anything about him and Pixar.
Malb 7:33 AM
holy crap, is that kitty related in any way to mr. bigglesworth. on a lighter note HAYAO MIYAZAKI is gonna be collaborating w/ pixar in a new movie.
dannyboy 12:02 AM
Boy in need of humor finds this. Now that's one unhappy kitty.
Tuesday, February 25, 2003
dannyboy 1:01 AM
Monday, February 24, 2003
dannyboy 2:46 AM
if strangers meet
if strangers meet
not poor not rich
i not not you
deep our most are
(and so to dark)
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
dannyboy 6:39 PM
My site's being mirrored here. (Hyuk hyuk.)
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
dannyboy 10:55 AM
joe: "wow, it's like a WindowsXP commercial outside my window."
dannyboy 10:42 AM
It was a good trip. It would've been even better had we decided to focus on snowboarding and NOT stayed across the street from a casino. Apparently, the way gambling works is, you lose most of the time. Bleh. And we thought we were being all slick by getting a room on the Nevada side of Tahoe, because there's no tax there. Except, we didn't notice the name of the street our motel was on until it was too late: "State Line Road." California screws me again.
Monday, February 17, 2003
dannyboy 10:48 PM
It's funny that you mention it... it snowed a foot last night... in Tahoe! Which made for some pretty good snowboarding. Don't you find it kind of ironic that you guys are buried under a blizzard and I drove 4 hours each way just to see a little bit of snow?
moxy 8:58 AM
Blizzard, muthas! How often do they cancel university classes around here? Wee! Dan, you're missing out...
Sunday, February 16, 2003
Malb 8:30 PM
ahhh! my eyez!
Thursday, February 13, 2003
dannyboy 8:08 PM
Help spread the word. Happy Valentine's day.
dannyboy 7:58 PM
On installing fink:
jmagnani: its scary intalling all this shit
jmagnani: i have no idea what im doing
jmagnani: i know the terminal
jmagnani: not any of this new age x11 shit
jmagnani: them kids and thier windowing environmnets
Tuesday, February 11, 2003
dannyboy 10:20 PM
My PowerBook needs help. It's barely 10 months old, and already it's creaking and moaning like an old man. The titanium panels just don't fit together as well as they used to... and in the last few days a serious hardware problem has been causing kernel panics every hour or two of use. I've got two months left in the warranty, and I'm going to the Apple store tomorrow. This, Jennie, might be a really good reason to get that extended Applecare plan...
dannyboy 9:40 PM
But I thought pot was a Gateway drug...?
Monday, February 10, 2003
moxy 6:08 PM
Now be honest: is it a surprise to anyone that the Dell dude was arrested for posession of marijuana? 22 years old, an NYU drama student, a slacker Dell hippie... how could you not have seen it coming?
Sunday, February 09, 2003
dannyboy 2:52 PM
I'm now knee-deep in swappingtons. It's an online swap-meet where you can trade books and cds (and a whole bunch of other exciting stuff). There's no money involved; it's all worked around a point system based on what you've traded other people. It seems to be on the up and up, although I have noticed a few shysters. If you sign up, feel free to make yourself my referral (i'm "dkuo").
Thursday, February 06, 2003
Malb 8:47 PM
dude, dan..you're getting too mushy!! may have to report this to the counsel of guys n kick u out. shape up man!
dannyboy 3:10 AM
Neato. I can tell it's got that new computer smell. Let me know if it warms your crotch as well as mine does. That's a feature, missy! In other news, I now own tea lights. What the hell kind of man am I?
Wednesday, February 05, 2003
moxy 6:25 PM
It's here! It's here!
You can call me Yao (no, not really.) Happiness.
Tuesday, February 04, 2003
dannyboy 5:58 PM
Monday, February 03, 2003
dannyboy 2:08 PM
"So you're evil eh? Well then... EAT THIS KITTEN!!" Er, I mean, kill this puppy!!
dannyboy 3:09 AM
In other news, I slept through my first California earthquake this morning. Hella weak. Which, by the way, is what a 55 year old asian cab driver with a strong accent said to me last week.
dannyboy 3:04 AM
"NASA chiefs 'repeatedly ignored' safety warnings." Why am I not surprised.
Sunday, February 02, 2003
dannyboy 11:36 AM
Sigh. I hope to god that what happened yesterday morning over Texas wasn't caused by the same thing that made the Challenger explode 7 years ago: bureaucratic insanity.
In the early hours of the morning on launch day, engineers tried to convince NASA not to go ahead with the launch. Engineers explained that the 18 degree Fahrenheit nighttime temperature may likely have drastic consequences on the o-ring seals. The presentation ended with a recommendation not to launch below 53 degrees. One manager turned to the vice-president of engineering and told him to take off his engineering hat, and put on his management hat.
But contrary to the title of that page, it wasn't a "classic engineering problem," unless you consider the inability (or even that it was necessary) for engineers to convince their superiors that something terrible was going to happen. And according to Tufte, the real problem was poor information design. Before you discount that, look at this powerpoint presentation with bigger versions of the overheads that were presented to NASA .
dannyboy 11:28 AM
I hope everyone welcomed the New Year with loud noises and warm bellies... kung-hsi!