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January 21st, 2009

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Frederik Pohl, blogger (via): So, does he write... pohlemics?

October 14th, 2008

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Does anyone know how to devise beautiful club tricks? I seem to have goofy invention down pat; recent examples are the jump forwards to catch a club between the legs and the one which ends up with clubs stowed in increasingly inelegant locales.

But, some nights, I think it would be nice to have some trick fall out of my head that was elegant, or beautiful, or nice, rather than... goofy.

Also: I kind of sort of got into position for a one-arm handstand today. This is a bit exciting. Maybe I'll get it within a few years!

September 11th, 2008

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If only every election begat this sort of genius effort, the world would be a better[1] place.

[1] w.r.t awesomeness

September 10th, 2008

words

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man boards the train smelling of cigarettes
and takes a dostoyevsky from his pocket
(the poetry writes itself)


That sounded much better in my head on the day, a month or so ago, that it occurred. Oh well.

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I posted this dinosaur comic to my facebook profile a while ago, wondering vaguely if anyone would take it as a hint.

It appears not!

On a rather different subject, this piece was in the paper the other day. All I can say about it is that it's remarkable.

August 28th, 2008

the second bakery attack

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It's a short story by Murakami. It was not what I wanted it to be, from the title, but it charmed me none-the-less. I think that makes it win?

August 27th, 2008

shame!

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I just bought plane tickets to get me to tasmania and back for the circus festival. Virgin blue has this neat feature where you tick a box and they add a couple of dollars to your purchase price to offset your carbon usage (yeah, yeah, carbon offsets, sigh, I know).

But then on the booking confirmation page:

Carbon Offset Status: Unfortunately, we are unable to process your Carbon Offset purchase at this time. Please try again here

Which rather takes the shine off the business.

July 6th, 2008

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I am in awe - that is where kitsch meets kickarse, if anything can be said to be so.

May 29th, 2008

I'd certainly hope so

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Today, kottke talks frogs mentioning that the frog deliberately breaks it's bones "probably when it is threatened", and I certainly hope so. But then I thought, maybe it just breaks it's bones for kicks and giggles. Ridiculous? Of course.

A drummer caught out with no sticks? That's okay, a protuding ulna shard will do the trick.

Need more definition in your shadow puppets? That crisp narrow line is only a fracture away.

Or, in a special two-for-one offer, if you've lost your pen, you have an ink-and-quill package with you at all times. Just sharpen that radius up a little and you'll be golden. Actually, more red then golden.

Yuck. What was I thinking?

May 26th, 2008

The latest martian lander

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Like a pixar movie, but with less soul. via

If the whole project actually works, that will be neato and a half.
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