September 3rd, 2005

Irene - self

From my post

My friend, littleozzyman left this in response to my rant about preppy white trash and their attire:

I saw the greatest Che shirt ever recently.

It showed the typical face shot

And then underneath, it read:
"Manufactured thanks to capitalism."
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From minkboylove, who is an absolutely hysterical read, on her Venus Flytrap:

Besides the noise nuisance, Audrey is behaving oddly. She went through a phase where she trapped every single fly that entered her terrarium, then appeared to choke fatally on it - whereupon the afflicted snapper turned grimly black and dropped off. She continued to do this until we had almost given her up for dead but hung on because there was one tiny little green shoot in the midst of all the dead foliage.

She now has four thriving shoots, but it was very strange. A fascinating thing about flytraps is that the snappers do not snap shut once. They snap twice. Every time. The things can count, in some capacity or another. She was basically snapping shut on flies, and then vomiting them out on the second snap - then turning all black and dying off. It was almost as if she'd developed a near fatal case of indigestion after binge eating and had to be lovingly coaxed back from the brink of death.

Conclusion - I have a Venus Flytrap with bulimia. Of all the flytraps on that fucking stall, we buy the neurotic one with the eating disorder. Story of my life.</BLOCKQUOTE
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8-29 is the new 9-11

Some days I'm so proud to have jo_chan as a friend.

"August 29, 2005, is a day that will far outstrip September 11, 2001, in all ways. Deaths, costs, and economic impact will all be much, much higher. Remember 9/11, and remember how it has been used to justify many things that were supposedly for our benefit. Then remember 8/29, and remember how all those things failed us."

Read the entire letter here.
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Blade Runner fans might appreciate this one.

morbid_curious, the Voight-Kampff test and GWB.

George: Is this the test now?
Holden: Yes. You're over a swamp flying along in the a plane when all of the sudden you look down-
George: What one?
Holden: What?
George: What swamp?
Holden: It doesn't make any difference what swamp, it's completely hypothetical.
George: But how come I'd be there?
Holden: Maybe you're on federal business, maybe you're checking on some oil facilities, who knows? You look down and you see a metropolis, George, it's calling toward you-
George: Metropolis, what's that?
Holden: Know what a city is?
George: Of course.
Holden: Same thing.
George: I never seen a "metropolis". (pause) But I understand what you mean.
Holden: You look down, and you see the city's been flipped on its back by a hurricane, George.
George: Do y'all make up these questions, Mr. Holden, or do they write them down for you?
Holden: The city lays on its back, its people baking in the hot sun, climbing over each other trying to evacuate but they can't, not without your help, but you're not helping.
George: What do y'all mean I'm not helping?
Holden: I mean, you're not helping. Why is that George? (pause) They're just questions, George. In answer to your query, they're written down for me. It's a test, designed to provoke an emotional response. (pause) Shall we continue? Describe in single words, only the good things that come into your mind about: your re-election.
George: My re-election?
Holden: Yeah.
George: Let me tell y'all about my re-election. (shot fired)

EDIT - Fellas, no fighting! Please, won't anybody think of the androids?
boyfriend, Victor

I send funny metas, but I also send serious ones too....

Alrighty... not sure how to put this, because it's not exactly a metaquote per se, but something that will still probably interest you. So let's put it this way, one part metaquote, one part video feed, one part pics feed, and another part semi-related news article.

More important for those people here is livejournal user interdictor, whose blog is currently the blog to go when you want a blow by blow of New Orleans life at present.

As he himself puts it , "This journal has become the Survival of New Orleans blog. In less perilous times it was simply a blog for me to talk smack and chat with friends. Now this journal exists to share firsthand experience of the disaster and its aftermath with anyone interested."

And on an entry dated September 2, 2005...

"We are getting thousands of request to mirror the feed. Right now mises alone has 4000 or so viewers. My IMs are blown up out of control, no way I can filter them at this point. I sincerely apologize. If you want to mirror the feed, please go to the IRC chat on in #interdictor and announce your intentions to the admins and they will get you set up. Huge thanks to all of you stepping up to help bring my city's deterioration to the world.

I think it finally hit me when I was on our roof 27 floors up looking down at my city. This place will never be the same -- and I don't mean in that "can't step into the same river twice" philosophical sense. I mean in the "We won't even recognize the place" sense.

This place is completely coming apart. The hopelessness on the street breaks the heart. The old, the tired, the sick seem resigned to their presumed fate. Death.

I'm pretty much running out of words for my commentary. I'll try to stick to just the facts.

Thanks so much for the moral support, guys. I only wish we could pass it on to the people who need it more than we do."

On a semi-related note, because I found it through some other sites, this next article from the Seattle Times kinda made me feel sad, because it really does focus on the reality of the situation of the refugees in texas.  

Anyway, sorry for the OTness of some of it... but in one way or another, I guess I kind of fulfilled the requirement for metaquoting still. Take care, everyone.
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Terror weasels!

From a wonderful entry inspired by a horrible encounter between a skunk and his dog, scromp writes:

"Some enemies of freedom will attempt to subvert you by telling you that a skunk is cute or friendly. You can see here that they are indeed quite capable of appearing innocuous or even downright companionable, like a family cat or some hippie's pet ferret. You must understand the one crucial difference: these terror weasels are made from pure Evil and must be destroyed."

Difficult to choose one part to quote! Read the whole thing. It's amazing.
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From a friendslocked post in my journal, said by heidikat:

i have decided to fall in love again. i don't know who with but it will be someone good. it will be with someone who returns it as opposed to someone yucky.

unless i am a virgin[i]a wolf type in which case i will die in the stream because i didn't want to love really, other things too important.

i don't know. i don't know.
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ok. back to funny quotes.

miyachan has a talk with her mom about shopping:

 Me: Mum, can I go to the second-hand clothing stores near your place?

Mum: Why? I buy you nice clothes!

Me: But it's cheaper, and it's fun to hunt for them! Why are you anti-second hand clothing stores?

Mum: I don't like the idea. I think you'll get the vibes from the person who used to own those clothes...

Me: Mum, I know that twilight zone episode, 'The Wig', right?

Original post here

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altar_of_wishes  threatens hair multilation for the sake of decent YuYu Hakusho fanfiction( posted in fanficrants

The day that Kuwabara-san gets so desperate that he canonically looks up any girl's skirt (a Sue's skirt more directly) is the day that I will hearby wear my hair as an afro. On that day and thereafter, it will be a multi-coloured afro such as the ones worn by some orders of clowns.

View thread here.

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On Stupidity, Katrina and Helping Others

From pastorpotluck:

I don't mind people being stupid as long as it doesn't affect me or someone else. Our constitution actually gives us the right to be stupid and I have occasionally employed that right myself. However when someone's stupidity affects the health and welfare of others, whether it is mine or someone else's it needs to be pointed out.
DIAZ: Yup that&#39;s me

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deecaffeinated had this to say, here:

Also, Friday night there was an earthquake. Earthquakes generally don't scare me too much, but I was standing in the bathroom, brushing my teeth when it happened, and I could feel the wave and the tremor under my feet. And that freaked me. I was like... APOCALY--oh, earthquake.

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