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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

Friday, March 31, 2006
dannyboy 11:13 AM (0)



People, the lesson I've learned this week is startling. We're a country full of complainers. And it is to your advantage to be one. No wait, let me frame this in a more accurate*, positive way: you are never going to get what you don?t ask for.

I went to my tax guy, and the simple answer was I owed the government $200. After some inquiry, it turns out I can get close to $2000 back. My car insurance premium automatically went down $7 this year, but after a 5 min. phone call, I'm now paying $400 less a year. I've been waiting for a TV to be delivered, and they're late by 10 days, so I'm getting $150 off the shipping. I took my car in for service, for which they initially quoted $240, but it turns out you really only have to pay $110.

So my next question is, who wants to sell me their Elise for a song? :]

*Because being whiney is not a good tactic. Learn how to make people do what you want and like it, and your new rhetorical technique will be unstoppable!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
dannyboy 5:55 PM (3)



From the wiki article:

One storyline, which lasted a week from October 23, 1989 (possibly to coincide with Halloween, although the 31st actually fell the following week), is unique in that it is not humorous. It depicts Garfield awakening in a future in which the house is abandoned and he no longer exists. This is revealed to have been a dream of some kind, and ends with this narration: "An imagination is a powerful tool. It can tint memories of the past, shade perceptions of the present, or paint a future so vivid that it can entice...or terrify, all depending on how we conduct ourselves today." Alternatively, some theorize that the end of this storyline actually implies that the rest of the series, the more conventional strips, are all fantasies Garfield is playing out in his head to delude himself from realizing the dark turn his life has taken, as he slowly starves to death in an abandoned house. This is arguably supported by the text, as the narration reads "After years of taking life for granted, Garfield is shaken by a horrifying vision of the inevitable process called 'time'. He has only one weapon... Denial" right before Jon and Odie reappear. This emphasis on Denial, with the word given its own box in the panel it appears in, and being followed immediately by the earlier text on the power of the imagination, could support the theory. However, it could also be that denial is what Garfield needed to snap himself out of this dark vision.


"One storyline, which lasted a week from October 23, 1989 (possibly to coincide with Halloween, although the 31st actually fell the following week), is unique in that it is not humorous."

For Garfield, that's not that unique. ZING!

Also, the cupcakes girls are cute. Who chose the venue? :)


They are cuter in person.

I still prefer Magnolia cupcakes, but Sugar Sweet Sunshine has more interesting flavors (like the pistachio). Also, I recently had a Sprinkles strawberry cupcake, which I really liked.


Just got back from a busy extended weekend in NYC. It was good; saw some friends, old and new, met some lovely Singaporeans for cupcakes, and ate & drank like it was my job.

Despite the lovely time, traveling makes me think about my life in pretty direct terms, which as Garfield (the week of October 23 1989) will tell you, is the opposite of surviving.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
dannyboy 1:54 PM (0)




dkuo: although in hindsight, I probably shouldn't have told her I'm going to name my dog after her
mng168: haha
dkuo: she told me she's going to get a guinea pig and name it after me, and it will be all neurotic and hide in the corner
mng168: that's not nice
mng168: i use to have a neurotic guinea pig
mng168: it use to freak out and start humping the other ones uncontrollably
dkuo: aw.
dkuo: just like me!
mng168: haha
mng168: there were consequences though... four little guinea pig babies
dkuo: what did you do with them?
mng168: my dad brought them to a guinea pig farm
mng168: and we believed him
mng168: for many many years
mng168: :(

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
dannyboy 11:16 AM (3)



POW right in the kisser!


My trivia team last night was tofurkey and a handjob, you know, the vegan alternative.




Oh, almost forgot! It's March 14th! Happy Steak & Blowjob Day!

dannyboy 10:26 AM (0)


I haven't remembered many of my dreams lately. Which is odd because I've been waking up in the middle of the night just as often as usual.

I did, in one of my dreams, invent a mechanical standardized testing machine which had a projected shadow silhouette display device. I had set it up to administer a chimera synthesis test—you'd match the front of an animal (horse, pig) with the back of transportation vehicle (cart, bicycle). When I got up I thought this idea was brilliant, but after I had my tea I recognized it was actually of limited utility.

Thursday, March 09, 2006
dannyboy 12:15 PM (3)



Chocolate mint! I've been looking around for that particular tea...


Fuzzysquid readers: I have a code for a 10% friends & family discount that's good until the 17th. Email me if you're going to order.


That's awesome! I'm proud of you Marie!


Earlier this week, our very own Marie (along with Liz) launched their online tea store. I recommend you get the tea condom sock immediately.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Inky The Squid 10:39 AM (3)






And the stuffed version.


Hey! They found my cousin: The Fuzzy Lobster

Monday, March 06, 2006
dannyboy 1:10 AM (0)




I now own a 45 year old piece of vinyl. :]

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