You shall no longer take things at second or third hand.... nor look through the eyes of the dead. nor feed on the spectres in books, You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself.


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:: 2009 26 June :: 11.35 am


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:: 2009 12 March :: 2.42 pm

George Herbert "The Flower." It opens:

How Fresh, O Lord, how sweet and clean
Are thy returns! ev'n as the flowers in spring;
To which, besides their own demean,
The late-past frosts tributes of pleasure bring.
Grief melts away
Like snow in May,
As if there were no such cold thing.

Who would have thought my shrivel'd heart
Could have recover'd greennesse? It was gone
Quite under ground; as flowers depart
To see their mother-root, when they have blown;
Where they together
All the hard weather,
Dead to the world, keep house unknown

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:: 2009 4 February :: 7.37 pm

Best line EVER:

Jon Stewart, on Obama's nomination of a republican senator for Commerce Secretary: 'Gregg leaves, gets replaced by a democrat...Dems in the Senate get a filibuster-proof majority, and I'll finally be able to gay-marry a stem cell-created illegal alien'

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:: 2008 13 December :: 4.58 pm

people everywhere are funny
i was driving up the park that overlooks the golden gate bridge, and there were people there from all over the world...

it was fun to listen to them babble and be goofy. a german couple were taking turns trying to catch each other midair in a photo, jumping in front of the bridge. a middle eastern guy was posing very GQ. three japanese girls were posing like models with pouty lips and giggling like crazy.

it made me smile.

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:: 2008 12 June :: 12.32 pm

Part of why I want to leave....from Slate:
Comparatively speaking, Americans are winning the time-clock Olympics. The typical U.S. worker puts in 1,804 hours at work each year, 135 hours more than the typical British worker, 240 hours (or six full-time weeks) more than the average French worker, and 370 hours (or nine full-time weeks) more than the typical German. The Conference Board's magazine points out that the trend toward increased work demands "has begun to reverse the two-century-old industrial paradigm of equating progress with increased leisure." None of this is good for our family relations. Middle-class couples in the United States, taking both spouses together, are working 520 hours (13 full-time weeks) more a year than such couples worked in the 1980s. Little wonder that the Families and Work Institute found in 2004 that 67 percent of working parents say they don't have enough time with their children, and 62 percent say they don't have enough time with their spouses.

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:: 2008 29 May :: 9.59 am

Thank you, Scott McClellan, for coming out against the Bush administration and the war now that it's safe for you to do so. God forbid you take a stand for what you think is right when you're in a position to do something about it.

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:: 2008 11 May :: 9.58 pm

the road to hell
i know it's cliche, but it is amazing how a group of rich humans no different than you and i have somehow achieved the power to send another, much larger group of poor, impotent humans to shoot at each other and die in the name of arbitrary nationalism. it's random chance that any one of us was born in america; we could have just as easily been born to iraqi or sudanese or chinese parents, in which case our world views would have been entirely different and rooted in whichever upbringing we happened to be born into. no one of us is any different or any better than the other, so what gives you the right to tell me what to do?

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:: 2008 8 May :: 10.25 pm

how quickly things change.

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:: 2008 26 March :: 9.57 pm

I'm sorry, I absolutely hate Maroon 5. And Zach Braff. There's nothing I can do about it.

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:: 2008 20 March :: 10.19 pm

After 8 years of the most atrocious orator in American (perhaps world) history, it's no wonder that the delicious prose of Obama is so inspiring. He's waking us up from the comas we imposed upon ourselves so as not to be implored to listen to the power-hungry, secretive, narrow-minded, lying bastards we called leaders. Leaders.

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:: 2008 9 March :: 10.41 am

go watch Into the Wild. it will set you free.

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:: 2008 2 March :: 8.42 pm

so i can watch movies/TV shows from netflix streaming online...

i got an error message:

your internet connection has slowed. your movie will continue when it starts again.

brilliant, thanks!

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:: 2008 19 February :: 3.21 pm

make that 108

hooray for procrastination

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:: 2008 19 February :: 11.59 am

as a nerdy sidenote, i just scored 110 on expert level minesweeper, which would put me at #24 in the world in the last 30 days (they won't let you see the all-time records unless you pay)

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:: 2008 17 February :: 5.13 pm

Rothbury Music Festival

Looks like some good times and great music, I might be going to this with some friends from high school.

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