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By Dwip August 30, 2004 at 3:14 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

And my sour gummi bears say unto your plain gummi bears, “we are sour, and we are your superiors. Worship at our feet or be destroyed.” —Whir


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Long Way Home
By Dwip August 26, 2004 at 8:01 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

A post, they say. A post. Well, I guess I could talk about the new MWDA xpack, Falcon’s Prey, just came out, and how it’s fairly good, and how Jade Falcon was better than we thought they’d be, and how playing pure Jade Falcon I came in second in the tourney last night, but since all of one of you plays MWDA on a regular basis, I think I won’t. Or I could talk about the Rome: Total War demo is awesome, except I don’t actually know that yet, because I can’t install it because Service Pack 2 is taking like an entire epoch to download, let alone install. Nevertheless, you must go to http://www.totalwar.com and download it, for it […]


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Mysterious Ways
By Dwip August 20, 2004 at 6:42 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

I’ve always wanted to do this, so… Yes, I’ve always wanted some strange, strange things. And if you’re good, I promise entertainment at the end. Having done that, I spent some time pondering the whole U2 singles thing. All will become clear upon browsing, say, here and here. This is made somewhat worse by the fact that nobody’s names for all these things bears any relation to each other/reality/something useful. But I eventually figured something out. And, as it turns out, I’m not doing too bad. It’s like this. I have: While I have the albums in question, I’m obviously missing all the singles, with no way to get them because they’re all OOP. From Achtung Baby: The Fly Mysterious […]


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Pop Muzik
By Dwip August 19, 2004 at 6:54 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Pop pop pop pop pop pop pop muzik. Life at the moment is, well, much the same. As in it sucks. Temp agencies aren’t talking to me, even. Hell, only people who ARE talking are the Army. Bah. But there’s a new U2 album due out November 22nd or so. Woot. And while we’re on that note, I went out and picked up a couple singles – Electrical Storm (blue cover) and Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of (UK). We ponder a few things from this. First is, while Electrical Storm isn’t a bad disc, featuring as it does a 12:28 conbo of Bad, 40, and Where The Streets Have No Name done live, I’m rather liking […]


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Heat Wave
By Dwip August 14, 2004 at 12:41 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

So the AC in the house crapped out, and it’s 85 degrees at night in here. Sucks a lot. But then, yknow, there’s Whir. And I quote: “This whole parking in the school lot just to get internet thing is kind of crappy.”


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By Dwip August 12, 2004 at 3:06 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

You say ‘And EVERYBODY likes squirrel aliens.’ Whir says ‘Well ya. Who wouldn’t like squirrel aliens?’ Samson says ‘How can you not like furry little rabid space creatures?’ —Samson, Whir, and myself


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Calm Like a Bomb, Part II
By Dwip August 10, 2004 at 7:39 pm Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

This is probably way too long for the comments, so Cole gets his own blog post. Yay, or something. It’s been a while since I’ve had a good political argument. I once heard that if you don’t have a job, you should treat job hunting like it’s your job, and make that clear to your parents. I have no idea of the usefulness of the advice, but it sounds good, so I pass it along. This, of course, is what they’ve been saying as well. Some days this works better than others. Speaking of Calm Like a Bomb, I watched the Matrix on TBS last night. It was sorta screwy how, in the foyer shootup scene, they had the security […]


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Gronk!
By Dwip August 10, 2004 at 5:47 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

(Courtesy of Navero, which ought to be amusing if you’re a D&D geek. Maybe even if you aren’t.) Yeah. It’s like this. You cannot make your toaster oven cook french fries with any degree of concern for things like taste and not sticking to the pan. So don’t try. Just don’t. You’ll be happier. Next up, the amazing MacGydwip will rewire an oven enclosure using plastic conduit, wood screws, and a utility knife.


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Calm Like a Bomb
By Dwip August 9, 2004 at 12:14 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

(Written on 8/6, for the curious, but I just got around to posting) Ignite, ignite. Not to go off on a totally Livejournalish rant, but life around here sucks at the moment. Dad around the house all day pretty much threw everything off, to the point where none of us is getting enough sleep, tempers are flaring, and it’s all made worse by my supposed job hunt, which involves on the one hand fending off 24/7 requests on my time by parents who then get angry when I haven’t the time to jump in the car and drive to town, which is apparently the only true way to get a job. So not so good. And my attitude towards the […]


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Ugly
By Dwip August 7, 2004 at 3:28 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

So it’s like 3:20 in the morning, and I’m totally exhausted. I’ve been totally exhausted all day, actually, as it’s one of those days where you go to bed exhausted and wake up exhausted, and that never really changes throughout the day. So I should be in bed right now, but I’m not. Instead I’m setting about cleaning my room. Yeah. I do that every so often, when it’s like “I’ve HAD IT with this shithole, and something’s changing RIGHT NOW.” Longtime readers of both the blog and the rants will recognize that I’ve long been totally unsatisfied with this room as a place to live, primarily because it’s got way, way too much stuff in it. For one, there’s […]


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Fake Bloggage
By Dwip August 5, 2004 at 2:29 pm Comments Off on Fake Bloggage RSS Feed for this post

I’ll attempt to say something real at some point later, but for the moment, here’s a damn funny Bushism.


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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered
By Dwip August 2, 2004 at 5:59 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

To all to whom these letters may come, Greeting The State Board of Higher Education, by virtue of the authority vested in it by law, and on recommendation of the Faculty Senate, has conferred on Erik Russell Wolfe the degree of Bachelor of Science History with all the rights, privileges, and honors thereto appertaining. In testimony whereof we have subscribed our names and impressed the seal of Oregon State University on this diploma at Corvallis, Oregon, this thirteenth day of June, Two Thousand and Four. [Insert signatures of assorted important people here] I’ve known this for a while, but, well, I did it. I survived. And they’ve given me my piece of paper to prove it. And that makes me […]


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