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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, October 31, 2005
dannyboy 9:24 PM (0)



Huh. Synchronicity: Wired profiles Ted Breaux, maker of one of the best commercially available absinthes. It kills me that I have to source a bottle of his Nouvelle-Orléans through an English company that imports it from where it's distilled in France, even though it was developed in New Orleans. And thus, my drinking problem is getting way out of budget.

Sunday, October 30, 2005
dannyboy 11:38 PM (1)



The exchange rate from the Dollar to the Won (Korean) has gone down by about 15%... damnit.


Do you have ANY idea how drunker I'd be right now, if it weren't for the lousy exchange rate between the USD and the GBP?

Friday, October 28, 2005
dannyboy 7:30 PM (1)



October 26th's video is awesome. Really awesome. She's got some moves.


I ♥ Amanda Congdon... I think I appreciate her willingness to be funny more than her actual ability to be funny. And her boobies.

Monday, October 24, 2005
dannyboy 3:25 PM (0)



If I were to come back, I would like to be a Halloween shortbread cookie shaped like a ghost, so I could bring an uncomplicated and pure happiness to whomever ate me.

Sunday, October 23, 2005
dannyboy 12:03 AM (3)



you? hiking?


Brian, I'm a Californian now. I hike ALL the time.


Sometimes when I'm lying in the backyard looking up at the sky, I think about hiking and I pop a huge boner.



Today's hike

Friday, October 21, 2005
dannyboy 9:34 AM (0)




Failed attempts

Head first


dannyboy 9:15 AM (0)



Wednesday, October 19, 2005
dannyboy 11:08 AM (1)



Now B.A. Baracus would kick your ass and say "Whatchu talkin' about sucka"!!


Last night I dreamed that I was on the A-Team, but instead of being soldiers of fortune, we were designers uh, of fortune. I designed a digital product for hospital patients, that was one of those squishy pillows filled with styrofoam dots with a flexible screen on it. You could reshape the pillow to suit your needs, and there was this little onscreen blobby guy that matched whatever shape your pillow was currently in. This was the first prototype, and I had to go back and revise the interface because the little guy would bob around rhythmically while idle, and that made it really hard to make menu selections.

Sunday, October 16, 2005
dannyboy 10:34 PM (0)



My mom is pretty, and my grandfather (who turned 88 today) says the secret to long life is booze and radishes.

Saturday, October 15, 2005
dannyboy 9:57 AM (0)



ARRGH. OR 'DREAMS': I had several dozen related nightmares last night. I kept (thinking) I was waking up in my bed, but I couldn't move or speak. And each time there would be someone else in the room, someone I knew from the past. They would walk up to my bed, and say something terrifying, but completely in character. One of them was W., and as she walked towards me I saw her head was missing. She asked me why we lost touch. Another was the 15 yr old version of S.; this seemed significant somehow. I can't remember any more specifics, but it was a parade of people who I most definitely did not want hovering over my bed while I was immobilized. After each person/dream, I woke up trying to scream.

I had another dream last night, that wasn't quite a nightmare, but was disturbing nonetheless. I was trying to bake a rum cake, but as I was trying to separate out the yolks, egg just kept getting everywhere. I kept screwing up and soon egg was flooding the room.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
dannyboy 12:05 AM (5)



wtf...is that dwarf sqeezing crap out of his beard? Am I drinking beard juice?


No, he's picking the sweet sweet barley from which Our Precious is brewed!


ok, really...beer sucks. You need to review powdered fruit drinks. Start with Tang, then move through a few Kool-aids, crystal lights.


oh, and go back to the old comment system. This one is killing me! ..or find a new cooler one.


What's wrong with this comment system!



An "Artisanal" golden ale made in the Ardennes by Belgian gnomes (chouffes). (In America, we don't have beer-making gnomes in the mountains; we have cookie-baking elves toiling under sweatshop conditions in east LA. But that's neither here nor there.) A sweet, floral, champange-like noise that quiets over time. Sweet, smooth and citrus-cinnamony body with a spicy but not overpowering finish. If you're not used to Belgian beers, you'll be surprised at its lack of maltiness and hoppiness, which is an either/or proposition in most beer; La Chouffe is something else entirely. This smoothness, common among Belgian ales, belies the high specific gravity of the beer (8% ABV); there is no harshness from the alcohol at all. There are many things right with this beer, but the best part by far, is the theme song!

Best served in a wide-mouthed chalice, with Belgian frites. I wasn't aware that gnomes still exist, but god bless their stubby, beer-making hands. Vivre La Chouffe!

Sunday, October 09, 2005
dannyboy 11:22 PM (0)



DREAMS OR 'HOW YOU CAN TELL WHEN I'VE BEEN DRINKING TOO MUCH': Last night I dreamed I was a time traveller, righting various wrongs that had happened in history. My current mission was to stop the accidental destruction of a WWII submarine. I discovered that the reason the boat was to sink was that all the crew's luggage was stowed improperly--and the immediate cause of the explosion and resulting fire was a box of matches in someone's bag. The boat surfaced so I could get to the luggage bins, which were for some reason on the outside. I showed the confiscated matches to my companion, who demonstrated their volatility by striking her finger on the side of the box and lighting it on fire. Yes, I realize that my subconscious is basically ripping off Quantum Leap.

Also, I am currently impressed with the flexibility of the english language WRT time travel, such that I can describe an event that (never) took place in the past's future.

Saturday, October 08, 2005
Malb 4:38 PM (1)





Someone sure jumped ahead of us.

Thursday, October 06, 2005
dannyboy 11:07 AM (2)



does anyone here go to timanous or wohelo?


Erm. No, I don't go to a summer camp in Maine for 12 yr old girls... ?!



BEER REVIEWS: Samuel Adams Hefeweizen
Surprisingly malty start to a surprisingly dark hefeweizen. And... that's it. It's a sweet smelling, just short of creamy, soft and lightly-sweet medium-bodied beer, with a very very slight hoppy finish, and a nonexistent head. Unoffensive and wholly unremarkable. It's entirely easy and I could drink a case of the stuff--but why would you want to? It's something of a disappointment from the Boston Brewery, as I was expecting a more worthy take on the hefeweizen. Would not buy again.

Best drunk with: a slice of lemon and a friend from the East Coast who will mail you a case of Penn Weizen when he gets home.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005
dannyboy 10:01 PM (2)



My buddy Greg, whom you've been arguing with, has a beer enthusiast podcast which is actually pretty good.


How funny, I suspected that the craftbeerradio guys were related to CMU somehow. I do listen to it.

What's his email address?


I think I'm going to start doing beer reviews again. I did a handful a year ago but then got distracted as drunkards often will.

Here's what I had so far:
  1. Bornem Tripel
  2. Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock
  3. Pabst Blue Ribbon
And below is a review for Sapparo lager that I originally wrote in May 2004, that I never got around to posting.

dannyboy 8:57 PM (0)



Oddly filling for such a smooth and refreshing beer. Or perhaps it's just the prodigious amounts that I'm compelled to drink. Drinking Sapporo, I would almost say it's more about the texture than the taste. The flavour is... unremarkable, but it does feel good going down. It must be said though that the Japanese are good at packing options--you can get Japan's standard bearer in standard tall boys, gojira-sized 22oz. aluminum cans, or the 3.5oz super-mini ultra-kawaii six pack OMG LOLZ! ^_^

Good with baked beans & toast, sashimi, and your creepy Asian fetish.

Saturday, October 01, 2005
dannyboy 5:43 PM (0)




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