September 11th, 2005

Bob dylan


julesce has found god...

I just bonded spiritually with a vending machine.

I put in 75 cents, and pressed the Dr. Pepper button.

The Saintly machine handed me two Dr. Peppers, and then 20 cents fell graciously into his change tray.

"Go, my child," He spake, "enjoy the fruits of industry, and buy a piece of candy with that extra 20 cents."

And so I did.

And it was good.
just breathe


littleheaven70's had her sleep disturbed by tradesmen:

I was woken early yesterday morning by a bunch of brickies who had arrived to work on the new house behind ours ... they turned on the radio and started singing really loud. It was like Butt-crack Idol out there.
[c] hark! a vagrant! - eat a dick
  • renne

mm. geekery.

In other cool present news the kids bought me a cologne for fathers day that comes in a bottle with an uncannly resemblance to a thermal detonator. Every time I use some I'm filled with an overwhelming urge to play Galaxies.

- ctudball, here
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Not!Fandom: Autumn Bench
  • van

Delete it if you feel the real need but it's still a metaquote.

From many users but I'm quoting tristencitrine here because her post isn't flocked:

California Gov. Schwarzenegger's office is accepting calls from anywhere regarding their marriage equality bill. It passed both houses of their legislature, but needs the Governor's approval. It's all automated, so you don't have to talk to anyone.

Follow these directions:
1. Call the Governor: 916-445-2841 (This number is listed at
2. Push: 2 (voice your opinion on legislation)
3. Push: 1 (gender-neutral marriage bill - Senate Bill 849)
4. And push: 1 to support marriage equality

Pass it on.

It takes less than a minute to do. Thanks, from a homosexual in California. :)
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I was upset and on a homophobia rant last night here and mentioned how a lot of people seem to think that gays aer always trying to get with straight people. mantaraggio responded with this:

Obviously you've been left in the dark about the incredible gay points package. If I recruit ten more lesbians, I get a toaster oven!

And another person on my flist, no context really needed: mom was watching Solaris, a movie with so many pregnant pauses they should have set up a maternity ward.

baroque_n_roll, in a locked entry, that has nothing to do with that at all.
girl reporter: Lois Lane

me hubba zoot!

I'm totally breaking the rules as this is on a message board, not LJ, but the forté of comedy has always been in envelope-pushing and line-crossing, so here I am, and here it is:

Poster SolGrundy said in a thread about "Han shot first!" and SW morality:

"So the only "moral" thing to do would've been to kill in self-defense? That means that Obi-Wan is now more of a bad-ass than Han Solo, because he cut down the guys in the bar just for threatening Luke; IIRC they didn't even have their guns drawn. And Princess Leia is the most bad-ass rogue in the galaxy, because she strangled Jabba the Hutt to death for doing nothing more than being fat and gross and putting her in a skimpy outfit. If that's grounds for killing someone, then Carrie Fisher should've had just cause for strangling George Lucas."
eddie! (by vayshedruvon)

Of Good and Evil (and Teeth)

In fanficrants, lexin ponders the prevalence of en-suite bathrooms in LOTR fanfic, which leads to this exchange:

lexin: Mind you, I suppose writers can be partially forgiven: even in the film you could tell good from evil by their access to dentists.

kraziekatlord: "Yes, and if you sign up now, you can choose between being a good guy or being a bad guy"

"What's the difference?"

"Well, when you're a bad guy, you can do pretty much what you want, but if you're a good guy, you have a GREAT dental plan."

Full entry here.
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I thought it deserved quoted.

For those of you who read me casually (or less often than that), my name is Tony Hellmann. I'm a non-fiction writer with a day job and a finished novel I'm trying to get published. I'm not rich, but I'm not poor either.

I donated $20 to the American Red Cross the day after the levees broke. I didn't feel like it was enough, and I have coworkers that feel bad because they can't afford to send $10.

I've decided to do something about it, for those that feel bad that money in their wallets is outpaced by the sympathy in their hearts.

I've decided to send a dollar to the American Red Cross for every person that leaves a comment to this entry by next Sunday. I'll also send two dollars for every literary agent or person with a published novel who leaves a comment, because you folks have fans/large readerships, and fans like to participate with the objects of their attention. To the same effect, I'll donate $10 if your last name is Nielsen-Hayden or Scalzi. :)

Mention this on your blogs, drive the comment numbers up, and donate money without spending any. I'll post a PDF of the Red Cross receipt after I donate.

Hoping it's not a hoax, comment here.

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Dear Ben
Sorry you have to read this on Livejournal (or Leej, as you call it), but I just don't know how else to break this to you. I've done a lot of thinking since Tuesday. This is the first time I've been in a relationship in almost seven years. It's not that I don't appreciate all the time we've spent, how happy we seem to be when we're in each other's company, but I'm realizing that this kind of an abusive one-sided relationship. With this in mind, I thought I'd let you know, I'm breaking up with your cat. My scratches haven't faded yet, and I'm tired of waking up with his teeth on my toes. I suppose I'll feed him while you're away, but I will be scowling at him the entire time.

Simon, if you can read this: first off, brav-o cat, you can read; second off, I'm not really dumping you, we can totally work this out.

insafemode, here.

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fondued_jicama likes her men rugged.

"In other news, got ahold of brother's Middle Ages book and came across Beowulf. Started to read Beowulf. Could not put down Beowulf. Have come to the massive conclusion that Beowulf is hot."

From a locked post and quoted with permission: find here.
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