I jumped through the stairwell to stare longingly at the utter nutrient nature of the thing I guess. When I awoke there were petals galore falling from my lips. Guess I got the raw deal.

It is the thing itself that most calls to us in times like these. We flange and flip the dial to dry-rot our own inner daemons till the mail is bounced back like basket-weaving balls. Meaning? More melancholy morose musings mostly.

Is it time.. defined?

Look. I know what I said and I said what I know; a Queue goes this way when a Queue does go. Please to be inserting coin into the slot and thereupon we will make music most magnanimous.

I went up a mountain the other day. I drove the ridiculously heady machinery they provided me here in order to do so (I am not man-chine enough to mountain mine it myself, let's say.) It was at the top when I realized that I have times of supreme acrophobia. As other lumbering metal beasts careened my way, this realization became a terrifying mass of incapacity. I sat still, hindering any other passage for a bit and it was merely lucky for me that this mountain was not Mohammed's but a desolate place this day.

The drive down was the worst of it all. I sat trembling with fingertips sweating the steering column assured I would short out the fucker in my driveling essence. Serene. I made it though, and told the tale. Such a paltry thing to be caught sideways by phobia when murkymen and wilywomen do more in a days work than that which yours truly could hope for out of an outright liesmith.

Still though, it was an adventure.

Outside my (motel-hotel) there's a spot where the truckers who barrel between Seattle and LA stop to rest themselves. The other day I saw a man, shirtless and haggard, move to the side window to empty a cup of urine in the dusty empty lot nearby. I laughed at this for a time, and then realized that we are both travelers in our own right. The mask of the fatter is that I seem less so with the extended payroll plunge.

Oh and at the end of next month it will be all hobnobbery in Chicago with people who make enough money for Solomon to blush. How will that go down? (Not smooth as a mountain stream I am sure, but then I remember who I am and the Q-charm that twinkle twinges on the fringes will light up as it does for me in times of need. I know this now. but it's like.. man I can't afford the Oxen. "Fee-fi &c" I smell the warm blood of the bill collector knockin. To para-fraid that is to say.

Regardless, and without regard, here is the thing that flames retard: A tenuous grasp on the petal-flower mention out yonder the window. I caught a bumming herd out there dilly dallying like I was King the other day (lally lally), and there did I try to snatch the beast with my machinations. Unlikely as though it were, they are creatures whose sole purpose it to overcome their purport. I tried though friends.. I tried and I lied in the grass with frontface all wet with the shame of the hunt.

Therein I laid myself back in the cabin until time calls me again. Who knows when that will be friends, who knows?

Shit.. I have a story brewing about Panther Jack. It's a long one. Maybe I will type it out... maybe.

How are you all? HOW ARE YOU FUCKERS?!

-Q (be Q be Q seadoo)

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WIPO: Feel like we do by debacle (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 03:55:04 PM EST
It's good to know I'm not the only crazy motherfucker on this site.

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

I resemble that remark. by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 03:57:55 PM EST
Regardless, crazy is subjective. In my mind, I mind mine. That is to say: Say What? I'm as sane as a thumbtack, just.. not as useful.


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How can you be as sane as a thumbtack? by debacle (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 04:04:10 PM EST
A thumbtack would never let go of the wall. A walltack (or whall whack) might not never let go of your thumb.

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

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Woah Woah Woah there cap'n parenthetical by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 04:13:19 PM EST
Look.. lemme school you proper and good... "To Be of Use" by Smog.

Beyond that, the sense of sanity is a sense sublime and one I feel better without having some semblance of seeming sense. Ya dig desperado?


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I dutifully disagree by debacle (4.00 / 2) #5 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 04:38:16 PM EST
Deeming from the dissenting decorum of your derogatory diatribe, it is doubtful that the double entendre would dissuade do-gooders from digesting the current dialogue's demented nature.

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

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Oh pish tosh to that my friend! by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #6 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 04:41:05 PM EST
I mean, if you're going to be coy, you might as well buy me dinner first!


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I'll buy you dinner [nt] by debacle (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 04:47:11 PM EST


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

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i conditionally disagree by BlueOregon (4.00 / 3) #8 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 05:26:33 PM EST

... for crazy is subjunctive.

In our ancient Greek text (which is to say, a textbook on ancient Greek, not that the book itself was ancient) we were presented with 6 types of 'conditions', the first using only indicative moods, whereas by number six we were up to contrafactuals and the optative mood. Good times, I tell you, good times.

Anyway, Poe wrote on both.

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Oh that's a fine argument by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #9 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 05:35:46 PM EST
coming from a gent who doesn't belive in subjectivity!

OOOH BURN!!


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I find your lack of faith disturbing ... by BlueOregon (4.00 / 1) #24 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 06:39:16 AM EST

... and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

On the topic of subjectivity (moving away from the subjunctive for a moment), my most recent concern has been early 18th-century interest in sensitivity and sensibility, and when they talk about the senses and feeling, they really mean the effects of outside stimuli on the nerves (Leibniz saw these outside stimuli as expressions of universal concepts and unity, blah blah blah, that then caused impressions on the body / sense organs) ... not the silly Matrix body-hating-gnosticism that is interested only in the internal system, "electrical impulses carried to the brain" and such. Anyway, that was a digression.

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Crazy Motherfuckers by Improbus (2.00 / 0) #17 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:40:20 PM EST
You don't have to be crazy to hang out here but it helps.  My grip on reality has been known to slip from time to time but words fail me.  Blahdi blah blah blah if you see what I am getting at.



If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago. --- Oma Desala
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Podcast by debacle (2.00 / 0) #19 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:51:50 PM EST
Youtube

A disfigured head in a box.

We need to bond here man.


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

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Piss jugs by theantix (4.00 / 1) #10 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:00:30 PM EST
It's the way of the road.
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Also, by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:04:06 PM EST
ritzy areas of town and fecal matter. Or so I hear.


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zwtf? by theantix (4.00 / 2) #13 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:06:45 PM EST
Mine was a reference to a tv show you've never seen.  I have no idea what the hell you're talking about.
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this made me by moonvine (4.00 / 1) #14 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:18:51 PM EST
laugh out loud.

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Ya Aint A Real Traveler ... Unless by Improbus (2.00 / 0) #18 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:42:56 PM EST
You have your very own 1 gallon piss bottle.  Ahhhhhhhhh ......



If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago. --- Oma Desala
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real travelers need signs like this by theantix (4.00 / 1) #20 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 08:07:36 PM EST

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Yeah .. by Improbus (2.00 / 0) #23 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 04:23:31 AM EST
You try parking an 18 wheeler in a convenience store just to use the bathroom.  There really aren't enough places for truck drivers to pull over and use the facilities or place to pull over and sleep for that matter.  I am just glad I am driving a computer now instead of a truck.



If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago. --- Oma Desala
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Right by theantix (2.00 / 0) #28 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 10:24:43 AM EST
So long as you don't just toss 'em out the window I don't think WA would care much.  The point is that it's a funny sign, not a slight on truckers.  :-)
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Oh don't lie. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #29 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 10:27:11 AM EST
I seem to recall you going on a 2 hour rant against truckers while I was staying at your place. In fact, as I recall it, you brought up your hatred of truckers at every opportunity.

You were all, "Man fuck truckers!" and I was like, "Dude.. we're playing vice city.. there's not even any semis on screen. Stop it!"


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It's true! by theantix (4.00 / 1) #31 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 10:30:14 AM EST
It's all true!

Your comment makes me want to play vice city again.  Wanna come over?
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Vice City? by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #32 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 10:54:16 AM EST
Pffft man.. we into San Andreas now homey... but I'll bring it.. f'real.


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I think by theantix (4.00 / 1) #33 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 11:04:11 AM EST
We need to take a week and beat them all again in the correct order.  SA was my favourite of the three though, the only thing VC had on it was the music.
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That would actually be quite fun. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #34 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 11:14:19 AM EST
I haven't even touched GTA III since I bought it.. wouldn't mind taking a spin around that... though I'm sure the "City Loading" of the 3 areas would annoy me a bit.


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Yeah by theantix (2.00 / 0) #35 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 03:38:10 PM EST
In hindsight, forcing the player to be repeatedly sodomized when traveling between GTA3 cities was a poor design decision.
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I kinda liked that by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #36 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 04:51:30 PM EST
it was the shock collar I took as mostly offensive.


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that was a shock collar? by theantix (2.00 / 0) #37 Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 05:04:34 PM EST
Damn, that's why my penis ring hurts when I play gta.
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QQQQQQQQQQQQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by moonvine (4.00 / 1) #12 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:04:25 PM EST
I'm already talking to you.

Clearly this is a foul something or other. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #15 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:20:15 PM EST
however: hi moonie!


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It's yum and tastes like chicken to me by moonvine (4.00 / 1) #16 Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:27:05 PM EST
although ive never eaten the stuff. hi yourself.

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You've been mooned! by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #21 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 02:19:14 AM EST


Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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No wonder I felt so dirty! by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #25 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 07:35:56 AM EST


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To paraphrase by blixco (4.00 / 1) #22 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 03:58:33 AM EST
my last eight months: OUCH OUCH OUCH OUCH ok, that's better.

As of right this second, I am gleeful and filled with joy.  I have a new server to set up, and I have a cup of half decent coffee, which is to say it doesn't taste like motor oil or bitter piss.

I am full of hope, as well.  Like always, nothing new.  But all the dark bits are almost all gone; I have few deeply disturbing days.  Is that good?

Is it a cold breeze?

Gah, who knows.  In time things turn, worms and all.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco

Man stop with all that talk by MisterQueue (4.00 / 1) #26 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 07:39:56 AM EST
you want Commander Sark should hear you? Oh I'll bet you do buck-o. Why he'll send you to the game floor with no thoughts this way or that!

Look.. here comes another one just like the other ones. Uh, clem. Back to the shadows again!


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The Sandman by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #27 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 08:54:56 AM EST
Gaiman's Sandman contains an answer to the riddle of why a raven is like a writing desk.  In that context, they are both servants of storytellers.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

Certainly. by MisterQueue (2.00 / 0) #30 Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 10:29:15 AM EST
However, I think Herr Lewis kept it intentionally answerless, and I rather enjoy that more in some ways despite some of the interesting answers Edgar Allen Poe thought up for it.

Personally, my favorite answer is "Because you asked the question."

Which is to say that the minute you believe in the law of 5's it becomes true. Perception is a wonderful thing.

Oh shit, did I just do kimono jumping jacks? Sorry.. that was a little fruit basket action wuddin't it?


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