2005/05/21

Garden State

I finally got around to sitting down and watching Garden State. Its a lot better than I expected, especially after the first 10 minutes. I think I'll look for the soundtrack.

Scrobble?

No clue what the name means, but you should all check out Audioscrobbler. You get an account with Audioscrobbler and get a plugin for your audio player which submits the songs you listen to to the website and it compares your music tastes with those of people with similar tastes to make personalized recommendations for new music.

Too bad none of you are l33t enough to run Linux so you can have amaroK which has the plugin built in.

2005/05/20

So I Can Get You In Bed

Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)
by Cracker

I don't know what the world may need,
but I'm sure as hell that is starts with me.
And that's a wisdom,
I've laughed at.

I don't know what the world may want,
but a good stiff drink it surely don't.
So I think I'll go and fix myself a tall one.

Cause, what the world needs now
is a new kind of tension.
Cause the old one just bores me to death.
Cause, what the world needs now
is another folk singer
like I need a hole in my head.

I don't know what the world may need,
but a V8 engine is a good start for me.
Think I'll drive to find a place,
to be surly.
I don't know what the world may want,
but some words of wisdom could comfort us.
Think I'll leave that up to someone wiser.

Cause, what the world needs now
are some true words of wisdom
like La La La La La
Cause, what the world needs now
is another folk singer
like I need a hole in my head.

I don't know what the world may need,
and I never grasped your complexities.
I'd be happy just to get your attention.
And, I don't know what the world may want,
but your long, sweet body lying next
to mine could certainly raise my spirits.

Cause what the world needs now
is a new Frank Sinatra
so I can get you in bed.
Cause what the world needs now
is another folk singer
like I need a hole in my head.

2005/05/19

Emptiness Within

I don't know what to post about anymore. I feel sad now that its over. I'm not going to pretend you want to hear my review of the movie, but I will say it was freaking awesome and totally worth waiting in line five hours.

I don't know what to do with myself. I think I'll start working on a Perl-based text-only instant messenger. That way I can keep LaMachina in console mode to conserve juice while I'm on the bus home next weekend.

More

Thankfully, no extra lines this time. The formatting was harder than I thought last time, so I'm just going to stick in the extra.

dew <- Night <- darkness <- rock <- Meatloaf <- voice <- tumultuous

2005/05/17

Clever, eh?

Word association continues, complicated as I suspected. I guess I'm actually going to have to start reading Meagan's blog. I'm revising (and correcting) the formatting a bit.

darkness <- rock <- Meatloaf <- tumultuous
\ voice /

2005/05/16

Comprehensive

I've finally found what looks to be a comprehensive Star Wars booklist.

Word Association

Sean's started a fun little game.
I'm going to add some formatting [Sean's first word -> my association]. Don't forget to link back and keep the chain(s) going.

tumultuous -> Meatloaf

2005/05/15

Groovy B&N Guy

When I ran to Barnes & Noble last night for the new 2600, I saw the Star Wars trilogy in one volume, and a copy of the first Star Wars book ever published: Splinter of the Mind's Eye. What a better segue into the immense paper dimension of the Star Wars Universe?

When the dude behind the counter rang me up, he started telling me how he remembered reading Splinter when he was a kid. Apparently that was originally going to be the sequel to A New Hope. Back then, he said, sequels were always cheaper and had less story, but the first movie was such a phenomenon they did things differently. Before the Force became such an important part of the storyline the search for this Kaiburr crystal (a sort of Jedi Holy Grail) was going to be the main focus. According to the back of the book, this Kaiburr crystal gives whoever possesses it immense control over the Force making them nearly invincible.

The contents of the trilogy book are Star Wars by George Lucas, The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut, and Return of the Jedi by James Kahn. The guy told me (and I've confirmed it) that George Lucas used a ghostwriter named Alan Dean Foster, who is also the author of Splinter of the Mind's Eye.

So, yeah, I felt enriched talking to that dude. I normally like to ask for the email addresses of people I have such fun, random conversations with, but the last two just led to a halfassedly answered and an unanswered email. As long as I continue to be a Barnes & Noble customer, I'm sure I'll run into him again.

South Korea's Got Seoul

That's just from a funny t-shirt. The real reason for this post is that the new 2600 is out. w00t! To make up for 2600's lame site, I'll link you to the phree and online Phrack as well. Be sure to stop by Defcon to pick up your hard copy.

Reach Around

For those of you who didn't get all the reach around jokes in tonight's American Dad, Wikipedia knows what it is.

Health is Unhealthy

The problem with living in as beautiful a state as Colorado is that there are so many stupid health nuts around. Bicycles are everywhere and the riders are just plain reckless. I swear, I've witnessed at least four near-deaths this weekend. There are sidewalks for a reason. You're not going to hit a pedestrian, there aren't any.