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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, March 26, 2007
dannyboy 12:20 PM (4)



I'm not taking anything, but I probably should too...


I'm not taking anything and prefer it that way :) So I don't think I'll be taking anything in the near future.


its not just your friends. in my humble opinion, such meds are way overprescribed. i would say that about 1/3 of my friends are on something. and... those are the ones i know of. i think people need to just lock themselves in a room full of cupcakes, midgets and office supplies.


I would have this as purely a U.S. phenom, where drug companies have such a huge influence over the medical services.

IMHO 90% of those people just need to pull themselves together and realise that
1. life is fucking hard, get used to it.
2. other people do not owe them a living.

/LJ images addict (for which i am not taking anything)


FUZZY-POLL: So I found out this weekend two more of my friends are on meds, for various social/behavioral things. Bloody hell. It feels like I'm the only one who isn't on anything, and I probably should be. Is this normal? What I mean is, in general are most of my peers on meds, or is it that my particular friends are crazy-go-nuts? Is modern city-life really that fracturing across the board, or do I just attract people who are broken? Is this an American phenomenon?

I have strong opinions about mood-altering drugs, but I don't fault anyone who chooses to take them. Maybe you should comment (anonymously if you'd like).

Friday, March 23, 2007
dannyboy 11:38 AM (0)



Marie: Jimmy loves my belly now. He thinks it's beautiful.
me: Well of course it's beautiful; he can point to that when you guys are out and say "I did that!"
Marie: Really??? Is that what it is?
Marie: I was thinking that it's so weird that guys get all crazy about being able to impregnate a woman. What's the deal?
me: You don't understand boys at all, do you?
Marie: haha
me: THE driving force in the male psyche is showing off; jobs, cars, women, sports, wars, etc.
me: Plus, every man wants to know his boys can swim!
me: We basically want to be able to impregnate women just by saying hello. That would be ideal.

Monday, March 19, 2007
dannyboy 10:08 AM (1)



"Belfast Diaper"...hahaha. Sounds like it's gonna make you take a big dump.


The other night I had a dream that I was moonlighting for one day as a salesman in a candy store. I was helping a guy who was looking for a candy version, of a North Irish version, of an American hot dog--called a "Belfast Diaper". I found a store in Austria that sold it and printed him directions from Google Maps. Then I discovered several people slipping into the stockroom, and when I followed them I saw that they had removed all the product from one of the shelves and made an opening in the wall into the school next door, where they were covertly practicing witchcraft.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007
dannyboy 2:44 PM (0)



People who work in customer service are despicable, and I hope something terrible happens to every one of you. Like cancer. For the ones I've had the misery of dealing with personally, I wish upon you the realization of your worth as a human being, and then immortal life, so that you may never enjoy release from the heat of your self-loathing.

Xbox: The only way to win is not to play.

Thursday, March 08, 2007
dannyboy 5:37 PM (0)



I LOVE TO HATE YELP: I had made a snooty remark about how I saw someone genuinely referring to themselves as an "Elite Yelper"--as in the following sentence, paraphrased from a review: "I had a chance to eat here with a few other elite yelpers". That sound you just heard, by the way, was me vomiting. But wait. I had just assumed that you get that badge when you cross some numeric threshold, number of reviews, number of dorkwads who favorited you, whatevs—oh no, it's even better than that. There's an application process!!!1! It was one thing when I assumed that the culture of douchebaggery was just a byproduct of the medium, but now that I know this is something that is being encouraged, née, cultivated by the company... Holy. Crap.

To steal a joke from Demetri Martin: I actually don't mind that little elite badge. It's a shortcut. It's like a sign that says "lets never hang out."

Wednesday, March 07, 2007
dannyboy 6:45 PM (0)




dannyboy 10:28 AM (0)



My new toy: Polaroid SX-70

Monday, March 05, 2007
dannyboy 9:14 AM (0)



I just got the best piece of spam. The subject line is: "Would you like some anorexia with that jam?"

Friday, March 02, 2007
dannyboy 3:16 PM (1)



too funny.


OOOHH, I have a new hate for you. It annoys me when I hear people use the term "foodie" to describe people who care about what they eat, but I DESPISE it when people self-identify with that term. No fuckface, you're not a "foodie," you're just another twenty-three year old girl who moved to the big city and suddenly has access to something besides the Sizzler in the next town over, and HAS to write about every goddamn meal you've had on Yelp*. You're also the type of girl to give a restaurant a poor rating because you got a stomachache after eating some dairy, even though YOU'RE the one who's lactarded. No wait, I guess you ARE a "foodie."

Everyone who's ever used this term to describe themselves, get in line for cock/vagina punches.

*Yelp is currently one of the most useless sites on the web because 75% of the reviews start with "Dear Diary, today I had dinner at..." and end with "...and that's why my best friend and I stopped speaking to each other in the 7th grade."

Update: I'm going to go ahead and head off any hate mail at the pass and say that the above rant really isn't about people I hate, it's about the word. I hate the word "foodie." It looks dumb, it sounds dumb, and I feel dumber having it uttered in my presence. "Foodie" is like the web 2.0 version of gourmand or epicure; it's not better than what it replaced, it just has a smug (and incorrect) sense of relevance about it. The other issue is, those three words actually do mean different things.

Thursday, March 01, 2007
dannyboy 9:51 AM (0)



I just had for the first time a "steak egg and cheese bagel" from McDonalds (don't judge me, it was one of those nights). It was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike real steak, egg, cheese, and bagel. I feel like Dave Bowman in the alien zoo.

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