October 31, 2004
It’s Halloween. Chelsea and I are going to check our Shady Mile in a few minutes. I just noticed the Eminem connection with Shady Mile.
I can’t decide if rap names or punk names are sillier.
I’m not sure but I think Bush declared war on Cuba tonight–contingent on his being re-elected.
I put myself on the cover of the Nav. Or 1/4 of my torso anyway. I forgot I wasn’t going to ink out the cover this time. Oh well, coal-miners’ hands for everyone.
It’s almost Novemeber and *finally* Nav staff have begun to spring their gaskets.
It’s Chelsea’s birthday tomorrow. Everyone shout out a C-Dawg woot woot.
October 30, 2004
Quoted from CNN:
In the video, Bin Laden accused Bush of misleading Americans by saying the attack was carried out because al-Qaida “hates freedom.” The terrorist leader said his followers have left alone countries that do not threaten Muslims.
“We fought you because we are free … and want to regain freedom for our nation. As you undermine our security we undermine yours,” bin Laden said.
He said he was first inspired to attack the United States by the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon in which towers and buildings in Beirut were destroyed in the siege of the capital.
“While I was looking at these destroyed towers in Lebanon, it sparked in my mind that the tyrant should be punished with the same and that we should destroy towers in America, so that it tastes what we taste and would be deterred from killing our children and women,” he said.
“God knows that it had not occurred to our mind to attack the towers, but after our patience ran out and we saw the injustice and inflexibility of the American-Israeli alliance toward our people in Palestine and Lebanon, this came to my mind,” he said.
Bin Laden compared the Bush administration to repressive Arab regimes “in that half of them are ruled by the military and the other half are ruled by the sons of kings and presidents.”
He said the resemblance became clear when Bush’s father was president and visited Arab countries.
“He wound up being impressed by the royal and military regimes and envied them for staying decades in their positions and embezzling the nation’s money with no supervision,” bin Laden said.
“He passed on tyranny and oppression to his son, and they called it the Patriot Act, under the pretext of fighting terror. Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the (Mideast) region to Florida to use it in critical moments.”
October 25, 2004
“It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.”
~Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)
“It is unbecoming for young men to read Maxim.”
October 23, 2004
Last night Bentley came in through the window. His legs were stiff and his fur matted with pitch and pine needles. I’d say he’s spent two days stuck in a tree or bush. But we’re very happy he’s home. Though the only person who seems to care is Sandeep.
“What can you say about a society that says that
God is dead and Elvis is alive?”
~Irv Kupcinet, on America
October 21, 2004
Bentley is missing. This is highly upsetting.
October 20, 2004
Today I was stuck behind a VW Beetle with “vetrans” plates. It struck me that if this guy was such a proud vetran, then why the hell is he driving the vehicle of the reich. Then it struck me that perhaps he fought for the reich. Then he finally decided to pass through the 4-way stop.
I am subtly yet completely ill. I need some vitamin C.
The cats have begun to mellow out. Which is good because there was too much going on last week. What with the fur flying everywhere.
The Nav issue #4 is a disaster. Printing foul-ups and colour management mayhem. I’ve decided the printers are idiots so there is a new mandate: Make things idiot proof. I just want to hit the road and design personalized greeting cards out of the back of a van.
October 18, 2004
1) “The end of the human race will be
that it will eventually die of civilization.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)
2) “Idealism is what precedes experience;
cynicism is what follows.”
~David T. Wolf (1943 – )
Oddly, last night when I had cafesomnia, I thought a book called “Where’s Waldo Emerson?” would be a huge seller. It would be just like “Where’s Waldo” but, of course, it’d be a picture of Waldo Emerson instead. Maybe you’d have to find Voltaire or Hobbes also.
October 15, 2004
“I think Superman should go on the Larry King show and announce that he would come back to life if people in all 50 states wanted him to.”
~Dave Barry (1947 – )
October 11, 2004
After minor amounts of deliberation, I’ve decided the live minidisc recording of the Babel: Videonomicon show will not see the light of day.
Shane and I ahve changed the name of our company. We’re now TKO Media.
Peanuts cartoons circa 1950-1952 = heart.
October 7, 2004
“Early to rise and early to bed makes a male
healthy and wealthy and dead.”
~James Thurber (1894 – 1961)
Today in History:
1930 Missionary linguist Frank C. Laubach wrote in a letter: ‘Beside Jesus, the whole lot of us are so contemptible…. But God is like Jesus, and like Jesus, He will not give up until we, too, are like Jesus.’
1931 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY
1950 US forces invade Korea by crossing the 38th parallel
1958 US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury
1959 Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of USSR’s Luna 3
1967 Beatles turn down $1 million NY concert offer by Sid Berstein
1968 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
1985 21st Space Shuttle Mission (51-J)-Atlantis 1 lands at Edwards AFB
1985 PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro
1988 Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson
1989 Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander
1990 Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens
1991 Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics
Last night on Television:
On America’s Next Top Model: The nice(ish) red-head mom with the degenerative eye disorder got dyed-blonde and turned into a psycho back-stabbing diva. I think it’s great that they record the models’ phone calls. The annoying Indian girl got kicked off which is good, because now we won’t have to listen to her talk about being Indian and a “woman of ethnicity” anymore. She got kicked off for admitting she was using modeling to get into clothing manufacturing industry. To which she said, “It’s the first time I’ve ever been honest about anything and it didn’t work out for me.” In previous episodes I though she might actually be intelligent. Best TV of the season.
On The Bachelor: I suspect the producers told whatever his name is that he can’t get rid of Krista because she’s much too entertaining with her entirely ridiculous coniving cougar act.