Friday, April 29, 2005

Any connection to our idols is apparently better than none.

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Monday, April 25, 2005

The Game is the weakest rapper ever to work with Dr. Dre. I just had to go on record saying this. I am profoundly disappointed in the diggy-doc, y'all.

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Friday, April 22, 2005

Stefan Gruber just gets better and better, like a sort of wine. Or cheese, I suppose.

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I am having a lot trouble deciding what is the fastest way to burn money - starting a record label or playing poker.

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I feel like I have entered the future. In the last week, we have real suspended animation in mammals, the first porn video game with major porn star and 3-D graphics engine, and a financially feasible flying car.

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Primer is the new Memento. I have never seen so much analysis of a movie plot. You'd better be able to write recursive software programs if you want to understand this movie.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Muda - an Estonian electronic music label writes my favorite liner notes for their sampler, out of 101 CDs reviewed at MIDEM 2005:

Hi there, fun lover. Come with us.

There is a place, where, when it doesn't snow, it rains. A place, where people tend to wear dark clothes, in case they get sprayed with dirt by a passing car. Sun? Of course, sir, about an hour a day. Thank god for Australian TV shows.

Yes, dear friend, come have fun in Estonia.

Why, you ask?

If we told you, you probably wouldn't believe. After all, why trust a stranger?

So let's leave it to someone who speaks this universal language, which - the less we understand it, the more we enjoy. Music.

And the colours? You should not forget mud. The dirt. After all, it was the substance we allegedly were created of.

It's a well-known fact that you get the colour of mud by mixing all available colurs. But what if you reverse the process?

You will hear the results of this experiment on this CD. There are some colourful souls in this grey country.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I played poker last night with somebody who suffers from some disorder that makes it difficult for him to walk, talk, move his arms in a coordinated fashion, etc...the dealer had to show him his cards and put his chips in for him - he would bark out "Call", "Fold", etc.....well, this guy was just impossible to read. It was 9-way $4-$8 limit hold-em, and he beat people every which way you can over the next four hours...he wasn't just getting good cards. He was just good, and nobody could read him. What an advantage.

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Well. Hmm. Some may recall that when I came back from Austin I was a little depressed at the sea of mediocre music that I was drowning in...but I did take note that Bloc Party and Aqualung (both on the same set and neither as hyped as Kasabian) were fairly shockingly good. And now I see that Bloc Party was most added on college radio last week, and Aqualung the week before. So maybe my ears aren't so deviant after all.

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The one comment I get on this blog is an anonymous "I miss you", from "T". Not "T_", as in any good Eastern European existentialist novel, but just "T". I am stumped. In other news, out of all the pop lyrics in the world, Blink 182 rules the Google search results at the number 1 slot for "I miss you", from this chorus:

Don't waste your time on me you're already The voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)Don't waste your time on me you're already The voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

So I've started studying math at MIT's free online site. I have this notion that one day I'll publish a paper thinking it is nothing and it will change the future of math. Sweet delusions.

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I think this is totally the most awesome example of the dangers of over-specialization of intelligence in our society.

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Friday, April 08, 2005

My old friend Tarin, with whom I have cavorted across Europe 10 years ago, is now an accomplished cinematographer with her own company!

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

The conspiracy to steal our time continues:
Let There Be Light
Congress, in the name of saving energy, wants to extend daylight-saving time by two months. If it passes a proposed energy bill with this amendment as written, daylight-saving time would begin on the last Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday in November. "Extending daylight-saving time makes sense, especially with skyrocketing energy costs," said Rep. Fred Upton (R-Michigan), who along with Rep. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) co-sponsored the measure. "The more daylight we have, the less electricity we use," said Markey, who cited Transportation Department estimates that showed the two-month extension would save the equivalent of 10,000 barrels of oil a day. The country uses about 20 million barrels of oil a day.

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We will look back and see that this is the first truly useful robot technology.

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Monday, April 04, 2005

Real women give me such a headache. Thank god I live in the technological age.

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This man eats fear factor kiddies like you for breakfast.

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Saturday, April 02, 2005

I thought David Cross was the funniest person alive. Now I'm not so sure.

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