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By MohammedNiyalSayeed (Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 08:35:42 AM EST) (all tags)
Good afternoon
From the boy in the mall
They sent me home from work today
But nobody told me where else to go
My boss was alright at first
But then he said that I fall behind
I like doing things my own way
And I don't take no shit from anyone

Poll: Decide my fate...



Razorbumps Ate Sean Combs' Jaw

Seriously, the dude doesn't have a mandible. I guess that makes it easier for him to fellate radio program directors, though. Whatever it takes, just like Bank One always says. I want to believe.

So, we all know radio sucks. Well, radio, as it is, sucks. You've got your prefabricated teen pop "singing" group stations, and your modern country cross-over stations, and your talk radio stations, and your "classic" rock stations (It doesn't have to be good to be a classic!), and you've got your "hip-hop" stations, rotating the same 12 songs about cars the clowns wish they owned, or how they're hella manly because they drink champagne while wearing purple sweatsuits at da club. You've got your "alternative" rock stations, pimping what is, for the most part, plain old rock with some distortion and some warbling, with the occasional hockey-rock song slipped in for good measure. Then you've got your college stations, which are cool, if for no other reason than the lack of cohesive overall programming. Reggae show comes on at 2:00am, followed by drum and bass, then all indie-rock mornings. It's better than the other crap. It's better than listening to Howard Stern talk about how he has some strippers in the studio, and OMG SHE JUST SHOWED HER BOOBS, LET'S HUMP. Soft-core porn for soft-core minds. Rehashed Steve and Gerry schtick, some 20 years late. But just when you've about written off radio, as a whole, not buying into the satellite FM pay-per-listen radio, you stumble upon a radio station run the way a radio station should be run; you run across WFMU.

Now, it's a New Jersey/New York station, so unless you're in that zone, you're out of luck. Unless you have one of them thar INTARWEB CONNECTIONS... For you dirty hippies, there's an ogg stream, too. You'll have to find that for yourself. Get down with the debug, get down with the debug. Normally, I abhor streaming music from Internet Radio Stations. My music collection stands at 183.91 GB of funk, and I can control what I listen to without ever running out of fresh shit. Most of the stations, even the ones that claim to be "freeform", have a pretty limited spectrum of material, concentrating on one genre, or possibly three. Not WFMU. When those motherfuckers say "freeform", they KEEPZ IT REAL.

My friend Don sent me some links to an awesome series of blog entries at the station's blog, all entitled "Adventures in the NWW List, Part ${partNumber}", in which bands that influenced Nurse With Wound are linked to, and almost without fail, an example mp3 or two is provided. A list of the things I downloaded from said links, shown as follows, gives a fair idea of how much music you'll find, not only in the NWW list entries, but on the station as a whole, that you've likely never heard, nor heard of, before:

  1. Excerpt - 6:44 - Tight Bros
  2. Jazzi Jazzi / Der Geier fliegt vorbei - 11:38 - Tomorrow's Gift
  3. Nothing To Declare - 10:32 - Wolfgang Dauner
  4. Urban Sax Part 3 - 18:14 - Urban Sax - Urban Sax
  5. Wired I (edit) - 19:07 - Wired
  6. A - Part One (edit) - 9:23 - Sally Smmit and Her Musicians
  7. Benzaiten (repris) - 11:18 - Osama Kitajima
  8. Caccia Alla Volpe - 9:06 - Roberto Colombo
  9. Heinäsirkat - 16:09 - Sperm
  10. Side A - 23:55 - Raymond Boni
  11. The Horror - 1:09:06 - Various Scary Sounding Artists
  12. Tunnel 4, Red Noise - 4:36 - Patrick Vian
  13. a. De Brug Gaat Open b. Berliner neustadlament c. Stradivarius - 13:13 - Michel Waisvisz
  14. Crystal Waters - 5:24 - Moolah
  15. Improvisation nr 2 - 22:06 - New Phonic Art 1973
  16. Pretty Vacant - 3:11 - Los Punkrockers
  17. Sheer Madness - 8:04 - Orchid Spangiafora
  18. Holidays in the sun - 3:22 - Los Punkrockers
  19. Workin' Man - 1:56 - Kookie Cook - V/A: The Midnite Sounds of The Milky Way
  20. Bal Pour Un Rat Vivant - 16:40 - Komintern
  21. Crazy Utahraptor - 2:18 - Joey and Gilyan
  22. Rrose Selavy - 6:22 - Juan Hidalgo
  23. Another Room - 4:12 - Dies Irae
  24. Letrange_Monsieur_Whinster_excerpt - 10:01 - Horrific_Child
  25. Improvisation 5018 - 9:21 - Iskra 1903
  26. Lucifer - 4:46 - Dies Irae
  27. Error System (C pulse solo recording) - 4:13 - David Cunningham
  28. Error System (BAGFGAB) - 2:22 - David Cunningham
  29. A - Parte Prima (Seconda) - 20:49 - Costin Miereanu
  30. Lenina - 4:21 - Brave New World
  31. Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon - 7:38 - Brave New World
  32. Face A - 22:36 - Bernard Vitet
  33. Tva Varldar - 9:26 - Archimedes Badkar
  34. Charmante Yerevan, En Lat Fran Armenien - 3:25 - Archimedes Badkar
  35. Naphtaly's Freilach - 3:44 - Arcane V
  36. Abricot - Suivi de Danserie - 6:45 - Arcane V

OK, OK, the Crazy Utahraptor one was from a link from the strangely silent as of late Mssr. ad hoc. The rest, though? Those are all fucking NWW influences/d groups. Fucking awesome atmospheric shit, spoken word, avant-classical, and jazz, yo. And that's just from one themed show. I wish I lived in New York, so I could hear it on the radio.

Speaking of which, CHECK THIS AWESOME SEGUE

Top Secret Project is in Full Effect. I'm bored. I'm undervalued. And I'm on the move. I'm also on the espionage tip. It's resumé dust-off time, for REALZ. ROBIN, I'M COMING FOR YOU, UNLESS I END UP CHOOSING SEATTLE OR DC INSTEAD. And that's all I've gots ta say 'bout that.

I'm gonna overuse the word AWESOME until I'm BLUE IN THE AWESOME-FACE.

And there's not a goddamned thing you can do about it, ya heard? My copy of "How to Be Awesome" should be arriving any day now. Live and Learn, Bitches.

It's later on
Once again, at the bar
I picked this Bad Company song
And I can play it pretty good on the guitar
Looks like I missed the goddamn bus
Do you think that I could get a ride?
I like doing things my own way
And I don't take no shit from anyone

Friggin' Scientists

I have a new addiction; playing "Close Combat: First To Fight". If the question is "How AWESOME is this game?", the answer is "VERY!" La mia Barista thinks it is not so AWESOME, but she is AWESOMELY MISTAKEN.

Speaking of which, tomorrow is RAW NUT D-DAY. It promises to be AWESOME. Which is going to break my heart when I break her heart, but a person as AWESOME as myself has to do what a person as AWESOME as myself has to do.

AWESOME!

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More than the RAW NUT BUSTING action by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 08:39:37 AM EST
it's also the SPONTANEOUS DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO NEXT WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT ONE OF THE LITTLE GUYS GETTING LOOSE, so to speak.

Gosh I'm tired today.

The station I listen to is pretty cool, a BOCES alternative station by the callsign of WBER. Look it up, you can listen over the interweb.




Exacree. by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:03:46 AM EST

It's gonna be AWESOME!

I shall dig up this so-called WBER shortly.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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i've always liked that station by tps12 (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 08:40:55 AM EST
Had no idea they had such a sweet website (or "bsite").



Nor did I by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:04:52 AM EST

But I didn't know the station existed, either. I really wish every radio station was like that, as I listen to music in that manner at home, and I think a lot of other people do, too.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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it's the second button on my car radio. by calla (4.00 / 1) #56 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 05:49:03 PM EST
But I spend too much time listening to my iPod now to listen to radio.

"However, for this current diary to be genuine would have obliged her to read my Sam's Teach Yourself Unix Adminstration in 24 Hours, which is both disturbing and super erotic." Rogerborg
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No by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #34 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 10:37:10 AM EST
The word "bsite" will not catch on. I FORBID IT.

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Dude, by blixco (4.00 / 2) #3 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 08:41:45 AM EST
today I heard Grandaddy singing about, like, magic hair or some shit, and I seriously had to physically restrain myself from prying my stereo from the car and throwing it at an oncoming tractor-trailor combo that was carrying a load of slaves from Mexico to New Orleans for construction duty.

Then they played this band called Styrofoam and that was a pretty good song until I realized that it was a remake of Der Kommisar and, well, I had to find the nearest German fuck who looked like that Rock Me Amadeous guy and kick his goddamn teeth down his throat.

I put in a Waylon Jennings CD (he was Peter's brother) and, well, everything was immediately both better and worse than it has ever been.

But, still.

By the way, if a Chinese national offers you some mooncake, dude, just say No.  Christ on a chopstick, that stuff is awful.
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The farmers always win.


:( by tps12 (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 08:52:25 AM EST
I like mooncake.

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I like 1/4th of a moon-cake by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #9 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:06:08 AM EST
and about half of the egg yolk. But man, those things are too sweet to eat a whole one.

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I had 1/4th of one by blixco (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:10:09 AM EST
with 1/4th of an egg yolk, and I tossed my cookie.
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The farmers always win.
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Lightweight! by greyrat (4.00 / 2) #35 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 10:40:19 AM EST
)^;

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It was only by blixco (4.00 / 2) #37 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 11:06:08 AM EST
one cookie that I tossed.

So that's not as bad, right?
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The farmers always win.
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That depends by notafurry (4.00 / 3) #47 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 12:33:04 PM EST
Did you get right back up and take another hit of the mooncake?

'Cause that's the real proof of manhood, my friend. Only by chasing the tossed cookies can you truly feel alive.

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Quick! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #11 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:08:24 AM EST

Check and make sure you have both your kidneys...


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Me too by weihan (2.00 / 0) #32 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 10:30:07 AM EST
Though the ones with egg yolk in the middle are my least favorite.

What's really funny is that all the Chinese people I've asked about mooncake here don't like them.

-卫青涵
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The supervisor guy turns out the factory lights by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:08:02 AM EST

so the robots have to work in the dark... Doot doot doot doo doo doot doo doo doo...

I saw Willie Nelson on the night that Peter Jennings' little brother died in Tahoe, NV, after scoring some no-show's will-call tickets. It was pretty touching. But you need to GET DOWN WITH THE GRANDADDY, dude, seriously. They're fucking GENIUS. And AWESOME!

I mean, I even converted MillMan!

Also, personally, I like my cake yellow, but that stuff is getting harder and harder to find, what with the War on Terror(tm), and all.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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If they have songs about magic hair by blixco (4.00 / 1) #14 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:12:09 AM EST
I may have to avoid them like the fucking plague.  I'm old fashioned when it comes to my music, man.  Give me something to drink myself to death to.  Like, say, The Cure.
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The farmers always win.
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The magic hair is a passing remark by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #16 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:15:12 AM EST

The song is actually about a dog who was tricked by a washed-up coach who offered him a chocolate shake, then took it away. Truly a tale for the ages.

If I'm drinking myself to death, I'm gonna go with My Dad is Dead, 9 times out of ten.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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I Don't Need to See the Movie, Dottie . . . by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 3) #5 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 08:53:41 AM EST
I lived it.

WFMU is one of the few exceptions to the wall-to-wall crapfest that NYC radio is. The market here is so large that advertisers demand proven formulas before they'll shell out the kind of money a major station can demand for commercial time. I always assumed that the enormous size of the New York market would promote diversity. Seems, in fact, the opposite is true.



Methinks the problem isn't the market by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:11:36 AM EST

So much as it is the halfwits on the selling end. I mean, at home I'll hear Meshuggah, followed by Aleister Crowly (pronounced "croul-lee", as I consider him "foully") followed by WilliamWendy Carlos, followed by Lustmord followed by Melt Banana followed by, well, you get the picture. Why anyone would want to hear 24 hours of the same genre is completely beyond me. I can only assume gutless program directors bowing to their gutless and clueless sales directors are to blame for this misconception.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Melvins? by LinDze (4.00 / 1) #44 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 12:09:29 PM EST
Lustmord and (the?) Melvins did an EP called "Pigs of the Roman Empire" if youre down with the King Buzzo.

PS: Melvins + Jello Never breath what you cant see, not too special

-Lin Dze
Arbeit Macht Frei
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Jello + Anything = suckitude by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #50 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 01:15:40 PM EST

But I downloaded the Melvins vs. Lustmord thingy, and it rocks. Well, "rocks" probably isn't the right word, but I like it.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Heretic! by motty (4.00 / 2) #28 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:58:21 AM EST
You couldn't possibly be suggesting that the market left to itself is failing to produce the best possible result, now surely.

Clearly if good music can't survive in the free market on radio, then good music is obviously shit.

I thought everyone understood these basic things by now.

Damn.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T
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If Adam Smith Had Known by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 2) #38 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 11:39:06 AM EST
That the invisible hand of the market would only want to hear 50 Cent and Kelly Clarkson over and over again, he wouldn't have written his damn book.

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Perhaps. by motty (4.00 / 1) #42 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 11:57:04 AM EST
On the other hand, perhaps Adam Smith simply wasn't a music fan. Or was a sadist. Or both. Or something. Of course, he lived in the age of patronage, which was obviously as wrong as you can possibly get in economic terms. Imagine how much better off the world would be without Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and so on. That's where it all started going wrong.

I have to go now and listen to a single drum sample over and over again at top volume until I bleed to death from my ears.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T
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Make Sure You Play That Track by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 2) #43 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 12:08:00 PM EST
Where the drum sample is randomly interrupted by random bursts of metal screeches recorded on a Edison cylinder from a Detroit factory floor. Man, that's real, you know. So authentic.

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Oh no. by motty (4.00 / 2) #45 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 12:19:20 PM EST
It has to be one single drum sample.

Nothing else.

I'm looking for that genuine post-authentic experience.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T
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dude... by clock (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:01:18 AM EST
...raw nut d-day, eh wot?  rock the fuck on!  get yo' freak on!

thank tisg we'll be avoiding mini-mns for a bit.

the ipod is still my digital jeezus.  shuffle and go.  i never look back.  from frank proffitt to the pixies and back, yo.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin



The world dodged the bullet by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #15 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:13:46 AM EST

a few scant years ago, when the lesbian ex-gf killed my messianic spawn by going on a meth-and-extasy binge. It still hurts.

And yeah, I've even got lmB asking to borrow the iPod when she drives around. I should buy her her own iPod, but I've done that twice before with rather disasterous results.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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really? by clock (4.00 / 1) #17 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:19:00 AM EST
first off, that sucks.  i certainly meant no offense.  but you knew that.

second, ipods as gifts are bad?  hmm.  that was part of my mater plan.  i don't think i'll revise it...she's using inferior technology and that makes me itch.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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No offense taken by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #19 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:21:59 AM EST

Someday, I'll manage to spawn. Hopefully via some non-crazy-nutjob woman with Daddy and Mommy issues. Someday.

And it may be that iPods as gifts are only bad for me. I could name four people who bought their SOii iPods as gifts, and they're all happily married. At the same time, I can't help but think it'd be cool to actually still own all the iPods I've bought.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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i'm thinking of... by clock (4.00 / 1) #20 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:24:12 AM EST
...foisting a nano upon the individual in question.  but it's really all about the engraving...that's where i get 'em.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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\m/ 8==m==> by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #22 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:27:13 AM EST

See, now, I want a nano for myself. Maybe you could buy a new nano, keep it, and foist the old iPod on her? Of course, you'd have to do the engraving yourself, but, hey, that's why Baby Jesus invented chisels and lasers, isn't it?


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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i'm intrigued... by clock (4.00 / 1) #23 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:29:10 AM EST
...but i think i will pass on the nano.  i'm too abusive to have such a delicate item.  though it is tasty as hell.  just touching it made me need it.  fucking apple and their brain lazers.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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Brain Lazers: by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #24 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:32:46 AM EST

Accurate to within 1 nanometer!

OK, that was awful, I'll go punish myself now.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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you do that... by clock (4.00 / 1) #26 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:52:01 AM EST
...and don't stop until you've learned your lesson.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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What? by debacle (4.00 / 1) #41 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 11:56:12 AM EST
"a few scant years ago, when the lesbian ex-gf killed my messianic spawn by going on a meth-and-extasy binge. It still hurts."

Huh?


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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Miscarriage, induced by drug abuse. by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #49 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 01:14:50 PM EST

All is revealed!


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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How the hell can you carry that with you? by debacle (4.00 / 1) #51 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 01:20:53 PM EST
Well...I guess you can't exactly let it go.

Did you learn of the miscarriage before or afterwards? Was it intentional?


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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I learned afterwards. by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #52 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 04:43:21 PM EST

And not from her.

Intentions on her part are speculation on my part, but she knew she was pregnant, and she didn't want to deal with it, so she dealt with it by avoidance and self-destructive behavior. At least that was her reflection of it, to the remaining coworker-friends she had left after pulling her shit, before she got canned from her job at her ad agency.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Terrific by debacle (4.00 / 1) #53 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 04:50:32 PM EST
I have nothing helpful to say, man.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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It seems like a long time ago by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #54 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 04:52:55 PM EST

But I'd still like to kick her in the place where her nuts would be if she was a man. Fortunately, she lives thousands of miles away, if, in fact, she still lives at all.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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what? by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #57 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 06:01:09 PM EST
Are you growing weak?  Compassionate?  Dare I say it.  Human?

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this is a "community" of shut-ins. tps12
Getting a boner while you're getting a haircut is not the beginning of a relationship - also tps12
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Oh cool dev trash has something useful to say! by debacle (2.00 / 0) #59 Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 06:08:34 AM EST
Oh, sorry, I was reading the wrong post.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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AWESOME! by joh3n (4.00 / 1) #18 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:19:40 AM EST
GALWAY!

HIGH FIVES!

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Curiosity: SATISFIED! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #21 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:25:35 AM EST

If there were easily findable UNIX babysitting jobs, I'd be drunk at a pub, right this very moment! Because it'd be like 9pm, and there'd only be a couple hours left to drink, of course, not because I'm a hopeless alcoholic who drinks during work hours.

Hrmmm, drinking during work hours... Why didn't I think of doing that before?


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Whoa!! by joh3n (4.00 / 1) #27 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:55:07 AM EST
Extreme!!

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that reminds me by BlueOregon (4.00 / 2) #31 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 10:25:49 AM EST

So, there I was sitting in Rathaus Mitte, waiting for my little meeting with the local bureaucracy. This was Tuesday, mind you, but I was back today. Anyway, I spent time reading Dan Simmons' Ilium, which, to this point, I have quite enjoyed.

A character comes to town, so to speak, to seduce another character -- his first cousin, Ada. He was always told to be careful, due to the T-Rexes around the property, but Ada tells him, "A tyrannosaurus? In our forest? [...] Nonsense. We've never seen one here. Who told you that, cousin?" "You did," he replies.

At the end of the chapter, he goes off to piss in the woods and is promptly eaten by an allosaurus.

When another character asks, "Didn't you warn him to stay inside the voynix perimeter down here? Didn't you tell him about the dinosaurs?" the response is:

"He asked about tyrannosauruses," Ada said, her hand still over her mouth. "I told him there weren't any around here."

"Well, that's true enough," said Harman.


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what you want by BlueOregon (4.00 / 1) #30 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 10:10:00 AM EST

is a babesitting job, unix or not.

On the mac/software front, just got a question or two (AWESOME!) ... because I always come to you with questions. I want a non-itunes mp3/ogg/whatever-file player that works something like xmms, but is not that hasn't-been-developed-for-years mapamp thingy. You are the music man, so I thought I would some to you. Also, any preferred (I mean, AWESOME!) utility out there for editing id3 tags that you can think of? [perhaps I should have just stuck with Linux, since it had so many great applications].

Also, drinking and work -- you have to find a way to get the drink expensed as a work-related thing; either that or get it covered under the medical plan. Damn, I need a beer.

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You've got fragen, Ich got answers! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #36 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 10:49:04 AM EST

The recently retired (and thus now "free") Audion may or may not suit your needs. Really, though, I'm an iTunes fan. If you add the ogg vorbis Quicktime Plug-in, it should be able to handle hippie-ogg files. I haven't tried it in a while, though. As for id3 utilities, I suggest I Eat Brainz!", which, in addition to being a good id3 tag utility, is also named QUITE AWESOMELY!

Also, strangely, it seems that babesitting jobs are not well-advertised. Culture truly must be dying.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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great minds ... by BlueOregon (4.00 / 1) #48 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 12:37:15 PM EST

Curiously enough, I downloaded Audion not too long ago, but never got around to installing it ... until now, based on your recommendation. It will do fine, I think.

As for iTunes. I only have a few beefs with it, but they are enough to piss me off enough when it comes to casual music listening. Mostly it's a matter of being able to freely, easily, and arbitrarily rearrange the the order of the current 'playlist'. Audion is better in that way ... though it had problems with one mp3 I have ... one which iTunes (but not the preview in column view) could handle with ease.

Bah.

As for id3 tagging ... where zombies and brains are involved, I give it two thumbs up. I downloaded it and will give it a try later. Easytag in Linux rocks, and that's what I would like a clone of. I might get around to installing Easytag with fink, if it's available. I installed xmms with fink, but could not get a suitable audio output device ... slight problem.

Enough.

I have more zombie comics to preview ... once I am done, I will inform you of my conclusions.

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Official Notification by notafurry (4.00 / 6) #25 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:42:33 AM EST
We of Seattle are pleased that such a fine upstanding gentleman future dictator as yourself would consider moving to our fine city. There are, however, a few general policies you should be aware of.

First, you are obligated to tell everyone you know east of the Cascades and south of the Oregon-California border that it rains a lot here. Any time someone calls you on the phone, tell them it's raining. This is an anti-immigration measure, 'cause we're just not allowed to put up a fence. (If the fuckin' Californians want to wetback it across the Columbia, they're welcome to try.)

Second, this is a seaport city. It's also a fishing port. It's not exactly required that you enjoy all seafood, but Atlantic salmon is an abomination and not to be countenanced. Also, you must at least profess a love of Ivar's. Do we have an understanding?

Third, if you choose to make use of a motor vehicle, you will occasionally find yourself parked on a long narrow parking lot, referenced as "I-5", "I-405", or "I-90". You will hear people refer to them as freeways; please understand that this is our idea of a little joke.

Four, please do not feed the residents of Cap Hill. While not normally dangerous, these residents are not tame or domesticated.

Fifth, while you of course are welcome to admire the herds of free-range hot chicks in our fine city, please understand that we have had to implement certain conservation measures to ensure that these wonderful examples of natural beauty will still be around to enthrall and captivate future generations. Consequently, as a new immigrant, we ask that you bring your own along to ensure biodiversity and strengthen the overall health of the herds. Provided you comply, a reasonable amount of catch-and-release, in season, is perfectly acceptable.

Finally, while this is a seaport, please understand we ain't referring to the water when we call this a "blue state". That said, a limited season with a bag limit of 3 (4 if taking both members of an active breeding pair) has been established in hopes of acheiving a healthy natural balance.

Thank you for your interest in the Emerals City?



Speaking as a former resident of Cap Hill by joh3n (4.00 / 2) #29 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 09:58:35 AM EST
They may not be domesticated, but they often still wear leashes.

ROWR!

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not exactly sure by tps12 (2.00 / 0) #33 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 10:36:38 AM EST
But I'd bet "wetback it" is a racist comment.

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ZOMG?!?!questionmark!ohnoes!!!!one! by debacle (4.00 / 2) #39 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 11:48:50 AM EST
Someone call PETA!

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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It's part of my new policy by notafurry (4.00 / 2) #46 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 12:24:24 PM EST
I have to give you something to bitch and moan about or you might have the time and energy to spend on something that I might actually care about. Not likely, maybe, but I'm just not willing to take that chance.

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VC2FP by debacle (4.00 / 1) #40 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 11:49:17 AM EST
+1

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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WFMU is ok by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #55 Thu Oct 06, 2005 at 05:39:57 PM EST
KEXP is where it's at though.

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this is a "community" of shut-ins. tps12
Getting a boner while you're getting a haircut is not the beginning of a relationship - also tps12


I do believe by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #58 Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 02:46:29 AM EST
that could be the radio station a friend of mine came back raving about after a holiday in Jersey. I think she even taped some so I'll check it out.

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It's political correctness gone mad!


You sad bastard by MMcP (4.00 / 1) #60 Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 03:21:39 PM EST
I mean, check out nickle and dime radio archives. 

http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/ND



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