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April 2007
-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Tue, Feb. 13th, 2007 10:20 am


from one of the cooler webcomics out there, xkcd

there is something preternatural about some of my friends' ability to lozenge themselves into conversation with anyone. i've watched Groovatron siddle up to a galatic quadrant of strangers and within twenty minutes they're writing her into their will. it's uncanny. my small-talks usually go like this:
"Hey, how ya doing? I've seen you around here a few times, I'm Nyar."
"So, I see you're-"
"Yes, I am."
"Ah. Um."
"Did you have a purpose coming over here?"
"No, I mean yeah, I just uh-"
"I see. Then perhaps you wouldn't mind..."
i'm down with talking about something, anything. it's that whole small-talk chicanery i can't handle. it's some kind of social paradox, ¿how do you have a conversation that isn't a conversation? it's Schrodinger's conversation, as long as no one's listening, the conversation can and can't exist. ¡BAH!

Current Mood: grumpy not playing in the snow


-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Tue, Feb. 6th, 2007 09:02 am

was out in Sycamore (read: bumblefuck) last Friday and had an amusing, though baffling, time hanging with Accountamatrix, Thespa, and some other people i was meeting for the first time. it was very - domestic. Norman Rockwell even: lotsa trucks; one-horse town with A blink-length main drag; very amicable but simple people; children; gargantuan pork-chops and premixed margaritas. and, i didn't hate it. 'twas a strange affair. i have vowed to move myself out of the 'burbs and into the City (The City: Where you find Things). however, rural America isn't so horrible either. couldn't see myself living there, but i didn't break out into hives either. i actually had fun playing with this gal's four (¿five?) year old kid - he was a smart little critter, too (though, granted, my comparison's are rather small - i haven't interacted with children/babysat for going on 13 years). it was surreal: he kept hugging me and showing me his toys and telling me how awesome firemen are (his mom's boyfriend is a fireman). i was partially raised on my grandmother's rural estate, so getting muddy in the crick is nothing untoward, however we never really interacted with the folk out *there*. i wonder if i'm not imposing too many stereotypes

at any rate, karmically speaking, i'm all balanced out as went to a Superbowl party on Sunday in the City with Thespa, Chrysallis, and some of my very very gay friends. ¡it was a riot! this year's advertising was strangely and queerly insidious. we redubbed the whole affair the Superbowl (it looks better with accompanying lisp and limp wrist). Prince is kirazy - Grossman's a twink. i hang my head: i actually got into the game. i was a'whoopin' and a'hollerin' and had a rollicking old time. didn't follow any game from the season and can only pick out the main players, but i admit... i - enjoyed... watching - football *GASP*

this week's gonna suck. already had to work late and later (did get to a nice greek restaurant in the between with Maestra - great Saganaki and lamb) and it don't look to let up. but hey, i just got a pair of hideously ugly running shoes (old grandpa, ugly - periwinkle and neon yellow, ugly) which i get to flaunt at the gym tonight. i'm betting i either get lynched or vomited. maybe both

Current Mood: contemplative all a'thinkin'
Current Music: Gypsy Punks - Gogol Bordello


-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Wed, Jan. 31st, 2007 04:53 pm

i knew the show was stupid, but this just takes the cake:
BOSTON - Nine blinking electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a marketing campaign for a late-night cable cartoon. At least one of the devices depicts a character giving the finger.
Turner Broadcasting, parent company of Cartoon Network, said the devices were part of a promotion for the TV show "Aqua Teen Hunger Force."
The cartoon also includes two trouble-making, 1980s-graphic-like characters called "mooninites," named Ignignokt and Err — who were pictured on the suspicious devices. They are known for making the obscene hand gesture depicted on the devices.
Boston devices a cartoon marketing ploy
i guess, Aqua Teen falls into the "shit i don't get" pop-culture category. i'm all about Cartoon Network giving them a venue to try new styles and giving the public access to fresh ideas (a la "Liquid Television" on MTV), but most of it is just plain bad. innovative doesn't necessarily equate quality. regardless, this just sounds like a half-baked stunt. ¿anyone got any clue?

speaking of amusing shit i apparently don't get, ¿could someone explain to me the appeal behind "Achewood"? 'cuz i'm lost

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: Shiny Toy Guns - We Are Pilots


-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007 01:28 pm
Hemingway makes me giggle like a young lake-boyCollapse )

weekend, in brief: it's no good watching romantic comedies by yourself. no good, i tell you


-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Thu, Jan. 18th, 2007 02:50 pm

¡i just bought 2 Danny Elfman compilations CDs! that's six hours of the Elf-man! [happyhappyhappy dance] ¡gods! i forgot how awesome that sexy red-head is. i mean, come on, ¿how can't you love this guy? i started a relationship in college based on mutual infatuation of his krumpy, orchestral style. which, i think, explains a lot about that particular relationship. (which also explains where my lasy copy of that compilation went). good times

yeah, i know, he's kinda flat and really only has one mode, but ¡damnit! he's hella PHUN. plus, any guy who can write the soundtrack to "Peewee's Big Adventure" AND "Red Dragon" is A O-fucking-K in my book. maybe i should pick up some of his "Oingo-Boingo". this has gotten me all rough and rowdy

and, Forbidden Zone is off-limits. ¡Verboten! unless, it's in reference to the ONE scene where Danny appears. any notice to any other part of that celluloid canker will be dragged out into the street and shot. and Corpse Bride - we're not talking about that either. Burton and Elfman were accosted in an alley and forced to make that slop while their families were held at rabid-mongoose point. that's my story and i'm sticking by it

in other news: "Yeah, Nyar, we're gonna need you to come in this weekend. So, Yeah..."
"¿you understand I'm going exaggerate my hours by at least three-fold?"
"oh, ¿me? i didn't say anything. i think it was that damn, dirty ape, Frank, over in accounting. he a trouble-maker, that one"


-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Tue, Jan. 16th, 2007 12:02 pm

¿could someone explain to my Capitalistic, Luddite ass the morality behind file-sharing copywritten material? the three answers i've heard are: Corporations are evil and kick puppies, therefore i'm justified in ripping them off; copywriting "information" is ludicrous on its face, my actions aren't illegal they're progressive; i don't give a crap, i want the material, so i'm gonna gank it

the first seems juvenile - yes, there are horrible people out there, their immorality doesn't abrogate your moral responsibility, nor is vigilantism any kind of justice or solution. the second might hold some water, but methinks it doesn't quite jibe with the pervasive materialistic mentality of the age: in theory, i'm there; in execution, not so much. the final (and most common) has no real defense as the user usually agrees it's theft but is not concerned with such trivialities - indulgence trumps morals

so, ¿what am i missing?

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative


-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Tue, Jan. 16th, 2007 09:41 am

Dear Friend,

As you may know, over the last few months I have been thinking hard about my plans for 2008. Running for the presidency is a profound decision - a decision no one should make on the basis of media hype or personal ambition alone - and so before I committed myself and my family to this race, I wanted to be sure that this was right for us and, more importantly, right for the country.

bla-bla-bla. i'm talking and listening and American and i'm all thatCollapse )

And that's why I wanted to tell you first that I'll be filing papers today to create a presidential exploratory committee. For the next several weeks, I am going to talk with people from around the country, listening and learning more about the challenges we face as a nation, the opportunities that lie before us, and the role that a presidential campaign might play in bringing our country together. And on February 10th, at the end of these decisions and in my home state of Illinois, I'll share my plans with my friends, neighbors and fellow Americans.

In the meantime, I want to thank all of you for your time, your suggestions, your encouragement and your prayers. And I look forward to continuing our conversation in the weeks and months to come.


U.S. Senator Barack Obama


Dear Stinky, Poo-Poo, Stupid-Head, Partisan Politicans,

The clock's ticking, gentlemen. There's a new Sheriff in town.

Current Mood: happy anticipatory
Current Music: breathless with antici - (SAYITSAYITYSAYIT)


-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Fri, Jan. 12th, 2007 11:14 am

just read this in greatpoets thought i'd share. very much reminds me of Ellison's "Deathbird Stories"

Death Comes in the Form of a Pontiac Trans AmCollapse )

Current Mood: awake awake


-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Mon, Jan. 8th, 2007 09:39 am

i've been feeling very vogonish of late
FORD: Do you really enjoy this sort of thing?
VOGON GUARD: Enjoy? What do you mean?
FORD: I mean does it give you a full, satisfying life? Stomping around, shouting, pushing people out of spaceships...
VOGON GUARD: Well, the hours are good.
in other news, saw Pan's Labyrinth with Maestra and 'twas aggressively fantastic. Guillermo created a fairly representational medievale fairy-tale - right down to disfigurement, random butchery, and infanticide. the themes of escapism, good/evil, life/death were fairly pat, but, when taken in context, still tastey. also, haven't lost as much of my Spanish as i had thought, which is swank

Current Mood: blank blank
Current Music: digitalgunfire.com


-- Mrkgnao! the cat cried.
Thu, Jan. 4th, 2007 03:51 pm
In 2007, nyarhotep resolves to...
Backup rodin regularly.
Spend more time with my bonobos.
Find a new latin.
Overcome my secret fear of puns.
Go to Paris every month.
Give up on ouroboros.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

give up on Ouroboros, huh. suk

in other news, ¡I WANT SNOW!

and, the "Lady Sovereign" album Public Warning is pretty ok. gives me delicious pleasure to listen to such gratuity at work

Current Mood: mellow mellow