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05:15pm 18/02/2006
  Giant leeches kidnap bayou folks and suck them dry in their underwater cave.  
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why i have no life...   
12:48am 06/02/2006
  i just spent the past 4.5 hours working out the complications involved with my buffer solution, and probably another 5 hours this past week just thinking about things involved with it. oh, the joys of research.  
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Chemistry...   
11:31pm 20/12/2005
  (From an icon I saw today)
Chemistry: The only natural science that can be broken down into the categories: Making Drugs and Blowing Stuff Up.
 
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09:01pm 14/10/2005
  here's something completely asinine to try to recall when you're answering the "call of nature": how many restrooms have you employed in your lifetime for a purpose other than urination? my answer: 52 to 56. and you wanna know the real fucked up thing about this (other than the fact that i'm even pondering this topic):

i can still picture the layout of the damn near all of them!

...i guess a photographic memory does have its uses.
 
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pointless word dissection   
02:17pm 06/04/2005
  word: recreation

my thoughts: the the prefix re- means (roughly) to do again, or do over. so...what are we re-creating when we engage in re-creation anyways?

dictionary definition: Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.

so...one would be led to think that it is ourselves we are creating again. that only begs the question as to what state we are currently in to need to be recreated.
 
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04:21pm 28/03/2005
  firdaus shusuke  
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Penis failure causes problems. Amplifico solves them.   
03:16pm 28/02/2005
  latest spam message title from my french connection, june cherry (ICJYIHGFCYZU@france-internet.fr).  
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08:37pm 01/12/2004
  Latest spam mail:

From: Mature Sluts
Subject: "Old Tarts really recognizes the timeless quality of sensuality."

My Thoughts: You and me both, you Mature Sluts!
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From: Mr. Goodrich says YES
Subject: He Approved $549,792 for your fa.mily

My Thoughts: Oh, that Mr. Goodrich, hellava guy!
 
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my current favorite spam subject lines   
11:13am 04/11/2004
  "You can be a police officer!" from Computer Need a Laptop
"Re: performers unceremoniously began sticking" from Angel Ingram
"there is a lot to be ahamed of" from Jeannine Gore
"Are You Lonely or Horney?" from Buford Dalton
 
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avant-garde poetry: the new face of spam   
12:04pm 21/08/2004
  every so often, i get messages in my spam folder that aren't from the "united federation of cheatrzz" or someone trying to sell me herbal viagra. frankly i have no idea what the sender is trying to sell me, so maybe they are from struggling avant-garde artists trying to make a name for themselves. here's a few that recently appeared.

pork chop lunatics of 875, by Donald Mata (aihpxbmbacc@email.ro)

for microscope, cigar inside, and oil filter related to are what made America great!Any crank case can sanitize about grain of sand, but it takes a real spider to fire hydrant for freight train.Sometimes ribbon from tape recorder strokes, but defined by trombone always share a shower with graduated cylinder around!Wilford, although somewhat soothed by related to tripod and living with maestro.Furthermore, widow over takes a coffee break, and inside recliner compete with fruit cake living with.

rho taipei crankcase erbium, by Mel Carey (nsmgu@indiatimes.com)
hockey player living with cloud formation strokes, and midwife behind daydreams; however, cyprus mulch over buzzard tr to seduce..Now and then, ribbon around compete with oil filter for.warranty living with clock dies, because polar bear beyond sanitize judge toward.cab driver living with is cosmopolitan.Most ballerinas believe that tornado about briar patch find subtle faults with toward graduated cylinder.Still a big fan of her from of skyscraper, dance with her related to bonbon with bonbon defined by.

bugeyed surrogate amoebae, by Marissa Camp (tiokiyvrujgct@pobox.sk)
tea party give a pink slip to hole puncher over blood clot.When you see about dissident, it means that living with lover hesitates.Furthermore, related to line dancer rejoices, and behind garbage can prefer for toothpick.When you see minivan related to stalactite, it means that roller coaster for buzzard ceases to exist.And prefer the dark side of her rattlesnake.

statewide bloodroot siesta, by Consuelo Navarro (jvihfxihnslfqz@orc.ru)

Still fall in love with her from cab driver living with, tr to seduce her around cyprus mulch with related to ocean.[3

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I really hope I get more of these!
-S
 
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one more thought for all of you   
04:03am 13/08/2004
  my role models (in no particular order):

the badly beaten-and-bruised bullfighter from ernest hemingway's "the undefeated"

the man from underground from dostoevsky's "notes from underground"

los angeles beat cop bumper morgan from joseph wambaugh's "the blue knight"

most of john paul sartre's protagonists.
 
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03:45am 13/08/2004
  recently i agreed to tutor someone in a general chemistry course, and found myself calling her to see if she needed help, and she'd hardly, if ever, call me back. i assume by now she's failed it for the third, fourth, or tenth time.

but that figures...i've never had good luck with girls named anna.

bittersweet candy to everyone! (lacking both in the bitterness and sweetness after so many years),
-s
 
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12:30am 11/07/2004
   
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02:54am 26/06/2004
  life was better when i had passion.  
     
 
   
02:51pm 31/05/2004
  Recently I had to read the play "Everyman" and write a short essay about what it means to me. What follows is what I pulled out of my ass at 3 AM, and I'm actually quite pleased with the result.


"Everyman", in a way, strikes me as a product of its time. It was written during the Middle Ages, a period dominated by religious (read: Christian) thoughts and ideals. Naturally as one who is nonreligious, these underpinnings don't resonate well with my belief system. Nevertheless, I do feel that there is a lesson that can be gleaned from this play, and that would be that most of one's qualities, both extrinsic (beauty, strength, and wealth) and intrinsic (knowledge and wits), really don't matter in the grand scheme of things. Given a long enough time span our good looks fade, our strength ebbs, our knowledge base and wits become faulty, and our wealth becomes dispersed. At such a point we are dead, or well on the way to becoming so. As I learned in Physical Chemistry, the entropy of the universe is always increasing; such is life. So, with that said, one encounters the existentialist's dilemma: just what is the point of living, what can be ascribed to the meaning of life if all of the above is going to happen sooner or later? The answer, as pointed out in the play, is that one's good deeds live on after the person who performed said deeds is long gone.

As I see it, there is no Heaven or Hell to worry about when I'm dead; there's no one up in the sky who keeps track of what I'm doing. There's only me and the now. "Being and Nothingness" is how the philosopher John Paul Sartre might describe it. Since I'm only here once, I have to make the best of it, and make things as enjoyable for myself and for those around me as I can while we're still around to experiene life.

When I die, I don't want there to be a funeral service, and a burial plot, and a tombstone, and all that nonsense. If I have my way, I would like for someone to dig a hole, put me in it, and plant a Japanese Maple tree and perhaps some species of poppies on it, so that I may be "reincarnated" in a sense, and live on in these organisms. To me, the former situation is just a pathetic way of clinging on after death; it's like saying, "Remember me" not "Remember what I was about". By removing all the listed trappings, I feel that I can better express this point; that when all is said and done, who you were and what you had doesn't matter. All that matters is what good you did and what kind of legacy you left behind. This, I feel is the take-home message from "Everyman".
 
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01:17am 24/12/2003
  i think that if there's ever some kind of epic battle of good vs. evil - an armageddon - and i have to choose between god and the devil, i think i'll side with whoever the independant deity happens to be, because i think that a two-deity universe is just so unfair.  
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THIS JUST IN....   
09:23pm 15/12/2003
  Subject: New Terrorist Threat From Math Majors

December 8, 2003, NEW YORK (AP) --

At New York's Kennedy airport today, an individual later discovered to
be a public school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight while
in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a setsquare,a slide rule, and a
calculator.

At a morning press conference, Attorney general John Ashcroft said he
believes the man to be a member of the notorious al-gebra movement. He
is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

"Al-gebra is a fearsome cult," Ashcroft said. "They desire average
solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a
search of absolute value. They use secret code names like "x" and "y"
and refer to themselves as "unknowns," but we have determined they
belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates
in every country.

"As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, there are three sides
to every triangle," Ashcroft declared.

When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had
wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have
given us more fingers and toes. I am gratified that our government has
given us a sine that it is intent on protracting us from these math-dogs
who are willing to disintegrate us with calculus disregard." "Murky
statisticians love to inflict plane on every sphere of influence," the
President said, adding, "Under the circumferences, we must differentiate
their root, make our point, and draw the line."

President Bush warned, "These weapons of math instruction have the
potential to decimal everything in their math on a scalene never before
seen unless we become exponents of a Higher Power and begin to factor-in
random facts of vertex."

Attorney General Ashcroft said, "As our Great Leader would say, read my
ellipse. Here is one principle he is uncertainty of: though they
continue to multiply, their days are numbered as the hypotenuse tightens
around their necks."
 
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06:55pm 13/12/2003
  malignant record's email discussion list, the "tumorlist", just sent out its last email about 30 minutes ago. it's kind of odd seeing the end of something, since most things give off the illusion that they will last forever, or at least that assumtion is implicit in one's thoughts.  
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fun with spammers   
10:35am 22/11/2003
  Gay Vogler 380: Hi !
Gay Vogler 380: Watch the girl next door LIVE at amateur video for free! Just answer a few simple questions!
Nrrvana: but the girl next door to me is a 70 year old woman!!!

Nrrvana: that's sick!!!!
 
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03:07pm 18/11/2003
  if the world ever ended, the work of maurizio bianchi is the ONLY music i've ever found that is appropriate enough to use as a soundtrack.

your thoughts?
 
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