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1/16/09 02:55 pm

So I'm unemployed again. And what really makes me sad about it is when I'm looking at a job listing, and they say they want "good intercommunication skills". I should probably apply, mine are obviously better than whoever wrote that.

7/17/08 10:55 pm - Good night a ding ding ding ding ding...

I've been trying to find full-time work for about three and a half months now. I think this sketch sums up the experience pretty well.

6/23/08 03:56 am - Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits

RIP, George Carlin.

6/21/08 02:25 pm - Facepalm of the week

Teen ‘pregnancy pact’ has 17 girls expecting
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25272678/

Of particular note is this gem from the end of the article:
"In Gloucester, the 1,200-student school administered 150 pregnancy tests to students in the past academic year. The school forbids the distribution of condoms and other contraception without parental consent — a rule that prompted the school's doctor and nurse to resign in protest in May.

"But even if we had contraceptives, that pact shows that if they wanted to get pregnant, they will get pregnant. Whether we distribute contraceptives is irrelevant," said Verga."

Bulletproof logic.

6/5/08 02:59 am - Zombeme

This zombie meme is pretty funny.

(from doronjosama and missmonster)

"You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:
1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you."

1. Those paired Uzis from the Tomb Raider games are pretty cool. I'd prefer something that didn't require both hands at once, so I could move about more freely.

2. Hmm. "Jesus Built My Hot Rod" by Ministry comes to mind, if I may date myself. Just about anything by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion would work too. All the zombie-killing music from the last fifteen years or so sucks.

3. Charles Whitman. He had a good aim, I think.

5/6/08 11:59 am

I was laid off from my day job recently. Not much to say about that, other than that maybe the agencies and graduate professors that I'm always trying to earn money from should tell the government that they are actually in the Iraq "rebuilding" business rather than the wildlife conservation business. Then we'd all be driving solid-gold Hummers down those backroads and screw the mileage forms, by Jiminy.

Anyway, I just had a minor little gripe regarding a job rejection letter I got today. I didn't expect to get the job, but when I opened the e-mail, I was told to refer to the attachment. Well, that's good news, right? If I didn't get the job, they'd just say so, right? No, they had to say it on official letterhead, apparently. And the little letter actually included the sentence, "We had many applicants and are pleased that we have filled the position." Well, good for y'all. Why don't you just send me a singing telegram while you're at it?

4/28/08 02:10 pm

Headline from the Windows Vista MSNBC ticker gadget:

"Shark Attack Victim Died Among Friends"

With friends like these...

3/21/08 05:44 pm - Anti-strike post?

I would like to find whatever fashion guru dictated that corduroy is Only To Be Sold In Autumn and kick the crap out of him. I spilled liquid latex masking fluid on my favorite pair of pants recently. Fortunately, most of it got on the back of the left ankle (I was sitting with my leg crossed on my lap when it happened), but I got a few drops right in the front. And now I can't find any decent jean-cut corduroys anywhere in town or online, and the clearance Eddie Bauer cords I bought recently are ridiculously high-wasted and baggy, "Classic Fit" apparently meaning "for big asses".

1/29/08 05:56 pm - So I went to that furry thing on the west coast...

And I'll just mention that I've now lived a bit more since I 1) participated in a reading of "The Eye of Argon" and 2) had a few sips of absinthe. I only sold three of my art show pieces, possibly since they were only up for one day, but a couple weeks ago, I didn't even think I'd have anything up on the walls there, so I guess I can't be too disappointed. At any rate, I earned my reg fee back. Selling another couple art pieces (or a kidney) to offset the costs of airport parking would have been nice, but what can ya do?

1/7/08 02:29 pm - Not exactly what you want to read on Monday morning.

"'We're young. We need to experiment,' Natalie Winston, 12, said before the protest here. 'When you're 21, you're old already, and ugly.'"

Lip service to South Africa’s new kissing law
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