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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, March 31, 2004
dannyboy 10:15 AM (0)



The bookmarks comment in the last post was because I have some strange things in there, that don't get cleaned out. It's the bizarre randomness and juxtapositions of the collection as a whole that may not be suitable for general audiences. And actually, I've been using FURL.net for the last month. It's a place on the web to store your bookmarks—useful because I split my time between several computers). Here's a big, categorized, and often updated list of things I've been browsing. NSFW entries are clearly marked, so be wary... and please consider the entire 'sex' category NSFW.

dannyboy 12:17 AM (0)


MISCELLANY: 1) I think I'm getting love-handles..! 2) Those of you who have seen my skinny skinny body in person should know how ridiculous this is, pastries and Guinness's notwithstanding 3) It's absolutely amazing that OSX's built-in spellchecker offered the correct usage of "Guinness's" 4) Did not kill Jesus 5) Anyone who happens on my computer and looks at the bookmarks menu is going to be horrified.

Monday, March 29, 2004
dannyboy 9:52 PM (0)




Jessie gives it out like candy

Sunday, March 28, 2004
dannyboy 11:10 AM (0)



I was shocked this morning to remember something I hadn't thought about in years. The routine of getting a haircut in college. Driving to Oakland (Pittsburgh, not CA), it was always raining or snowing. My barber always listening to NPR. I don't know why things come back like that.

Friday, March 26, 2004
moxy 10:57 AM (0)



Gasp! A four-eared kitten!

dannyboy 8:15 AM (0)


So today is my first day of jury duty. Which I'm happy to do, as it is my civil right as much as it is a duty. (It helps a great deal that my company pays me for it.) Not only that, my hours will actually be much more humane at the courthouse than it is at my job. So it's like a mini-vacation, and I get to send someone to jail at the end of it! Whee! Justice for all!

Thursday, March 25, 2004
dannyboy 11:06 PM (0)



I started doing my taxes tonight. Dear god in heaven. It all started well. I sat down with my green visor and file folder with all the envelops marked IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION ENCLOSED, SO DON'T TOSS ME JACKASS, pint of Bodi's by my side--ready to pry my money back from Uncle Jerk's clenched fists. After an hour and a half I've realized: I've lost or never received several 10xx forms, am not a resident of ANY state, and am legally classified as a small farm. So I gave up and downloaded some illegal music instead. Which I will be claiming as a business expense. OMG j/k please don't audit me, k? LOLz! A/S/L?

It's nights like these where all I want is a girlfriend that will rub my poor tortured head, and help me figure out how to turn my $100/week pastry problem into a deduction.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
moxy 6:02 PM (0)



With Abercrombie & Fitch Co.and Skyy Vodka battered in the past few years over stereotyping Asians in ads and products, you'd think that the rest of Madison Ave. would have caught on to the fact that insensitive portrayals of Asians/Asian-Americans is a bad bad idea. I guess not.

A spread in the April 2004 issue of Details magazine: Gay or Asian?

dannyboy 2:07 PM (0)


Craig's List digest: Fair warning & my kind of girl.

Monday, March 22, 2004
dannyboy 8:07 PM (0)




dannyboy 8:01 PM (0)



Look what came in the mail from Jennnnie! Best watch EVAR!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2004
dannyboy 12:22 PM (0)



Get your learn on: 100 Most Often Mispronounced & Misspelled Words and Phrases in English.
[ UPDATE: Ok, I recant. The mispronunciation list is severely flawed. Don't pass it around. Here's why. ]

Saturday, March 20, 2004
moxy 7:32 PM (0)



I have never wanted the flu so badly before in my life. Also, who would have thought that Martian life would look so cute?

Friday, March 19, 2004
dannyboy 9:51 AM (0)



Assassination attempt on the Taiwanese President and Vice President. Gnarly close-up of the bullet wound here. [ Wild speculation within ] [UPDATE: election results are in; Chen wins, Lein demands a recount, questions assassination attempt ]

Thursday, March 18, 2004
Malb 7:22 PM (0)



Dude, go pimp your ride!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
dannyboy 10:45 PM (0)




Exercise in wiring, futility.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
dannyboy 4:45 PM (0)



“You don't eat ice cream because you're hungry; you eat it because you're a fat ass.” -ME

Monday, March 15, 2004
dannyboy 10:19 PM (0)




Okay, so California has her ways of making up for the terrible sandwich.

dannyboy 4:30 PM (0)


Beware the Ides of March. Though it is already too late for me, arriving today as a really poor fresh mozzarella, tomato and pesto sandwich. I should've backed out quickly when the deli-woman looked at me in disbelief—"you want a what?" And made me explain three times what kind of sandwich I wanted. I'm not going to waste any more words on describing the mess I ultimately received. Goddamn California.

Sunday, March 14, 2004
dannyboy 7:08 PM (0)



Colonel Angus: 48 MB mpeg. Saving the link to disk will help keep the bandwidth down and the movie on my server longer.

dannyboy 3:00 AM (0)



Friday, March 12, 2004
moxy 10:30 AM (0)



For your lunchtime reading pleasure: The complete work of George Orwell. A remarkably complete collection of Orwell's essays and fiction - an essay lover's joy.

Thursday, March 11, 2004
dannyboy 4:49 PM (0)



Great, great, great comics.

dannyboy 11:38 AM (0)


My pants are too short.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
dannyboy 11:01 PM (0)



This is why I love Tina Fey: Colonel Angus. Completely juvenile and brilliant double-entendre. They kept it short because they were afraid the censors would kill it. Please to help me with my rücksack find a mp3 or movie of the sketch? Because you really have to hear it to fully appreciate it...

Monday, March 08, 2004
dannyboy 9:46 PM (0)




Making cupcakes. No, that's not a metaphor.

dannyboy 2:29 PM (0)


"Elena, fearless hellcat and daughter of a nuclear physicist, rides 280 kph through the radioactive wasteland." Swoon. Photos of her ride through the Chernobyl dead zone, or "I came for the biker chick and stayed for the desolation." If her site's not up, try here.

Sunday, March 07, 2004
crankyuser 12:36 PM (0)




Saturday, March 06, 2004
dannyboy 8:35 PM (0)




How to win: go really fast.

Arrrr! I be a pirate!

Friday, March 05, 2004
dannyboy 4:21 PM (0)



Jesus Tapdancing Christ, we're all doomed.

dannyboy 9:28 AM (0)


Last night I dreamed I was having drinks with Ethan Hawke and Harrison Ford, and Ethan had this fancy new gum that you were supposed to break in half and chew one piece and stick the other piece up your bum... for some reason. I declined, but Harrison was willing. Later in the dream I was back in freshman studio, and we all had to stick lumps of gum up our bums so we could take a positive mold and then draw the resulting object.

Thursday, March 04, 2004
Malb 6:17 PM (0)



Forget about your rock band, how many more times do I have to nag you about giving me your Yamaha acoustic/electric.

dannyboy 6:02 PM (0)


OHH OHH! I've got an even better idea. Who wants to be part of a indie rock band that plays Shania Twain covers, called "Ne'er The Twain Shall Meet" !! ROCK!

dannyboy 5:56 PM (0)


I think I need to start a band called "That's Where She Touched Me," (or possibly "The Zapf-Chancerys") but I can't get Shania Twain out of my head. WTF, brain!?

dannyboy 5:47 PM (0)


Good grief. I need some monkey asprin. As prescribed by Mister Chen.

dannyboy 1:50 PM (0)


Japan is about 5 months away from having the technological ability to take over the world. The only thing staving off the invasion of the giant robot hordes and their accompanying cute little protocol droids, is their preoccupation with school girls, cosplay, and tentacle porn; which best estimates puts at approx. 85% of their total industrial output. Er, wait, no, that should be: "school-girl cosplay tentacle porn". No commas.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004
moxy 6:04 PM (0)



A career in plumbing does not require an advanced degree in molecular biology... but no one says that a molecular biologist can't become a plumber (or in this case, that a molecular biologist in the UK shouldn't atleast consider becoming a plumber.)

dannyboy 9:51 AM (0)


Kerry: my thoughts exactly. Oh and Edwards, thanks so much for exiting the race before the polls closed in California. Dick.
I tell you what though. I think we need the C-man.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004
dannyboy 10:09 PM (0)



POST-O-MATIC: [ Wry comment about Super Tuesday; bemoaning of the Vote Different cross I bear, that won't allow me to pick a winner, ever; self-congratulatory pat-on-back for voting today; casually erudite throw-away that makes reader feel inadequate. ]

+ [ Self-referential, self-deprecating joke that makes it all ok. ]

dannyboy 5:25 PM (0)


GOD! If my wife called me with the frequency that the guy-who-sits-next-to-me's does... I'd... well, I'd probably realize how lucky I am to have such an expressive and thoughtful life-partner. Instead, I'm reminded that I'm emotionally crippled (a man-child, if you will) and how at this point I want cupcakes more than I want new intimacy. So quit calling him, you insensitive clod!

dannyboy 9:22 AM (0)


EVEN IN MY DREAMS I STALL: Last night I dreamed I stole Joe's M3 and took it out on a joyride. I was doing well for the most part, which is disappointing because you'd think I would be doing fabulously, as this was all in my head. Then I dreamed about Xeni Jardin's lightbulb shaped head, who in my waking life teeters precariously between likeability and absolute over-with-ness.

Monday, March 01, 2004
dannyboy 12:38 PM (0)




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