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You're joking, right? You've finally gone off the deep end and just started making shit up. I don't even know anyone in that hotness range, much less have the stones to ask her out. . . . Seriously, you're messing with me, aren't you?

--My friend on the latest object of my affection, The New Woman of My Dreams.
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[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: dammit, dammit, dammit. why did i never realize that william hootkins played eckhart in batman? or that he played eaton in raiders?
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[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: This is awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxa6P73Awcg
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: that deadly predator is awfully cute.
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: so are polar bears. but, oh, how they kill you.
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When trying to test Google Voice's voicemail forwarding for his phone, I left [livejournal.com profile] batnandu a nonsense message hoping for an interesting transcription. No such luck, but I ended up with the following IM conversation:
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: baba booie
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: it's spelled bababooey.
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: your face is spelled bababooey
thepeopleseason: (freakin' duck)
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: uh. wtf? http://www.hampsterdance.com/
batnandu: it's like they ruined my childhood
batnandu: except i was in grad school
thepeopleseason: (burrito)
This has nothing to do with the new Facebook layout.

Back in 2002, I started this Livejournal, because, as [livejournal.com profile] batnandu suggests, I'm something of an emotional exhibitionist. Drawing compelling content from the dross of my daily life, however, is a Herculean task--were I more dedicated to poetry, short fictions, photos, or videos, I suppose I could have some gems to offer every day. As it stands, I'm that post-modern, neo-geek, sarcastic, hipster-douchebag that only ever drops the occasional grain of wit (I'm guessing this is why Twitter might be so popular) amidst a sea of memes and self-absorbed whining.

So if you go back and look at the succession of posts following that November, 2002 debut (no, really, don't waste your time), you'll find a series of memes and quiz results offered from sites like quizdiva.com, quizilla.com, or okcupid.com. With such a frequency that one of the people who (for some yet-to-be-determined reason) follows this LJ said, "please stop taking quizes, for the love of god."

And yes, I did eventually tire of seeing the insipid things populating my friends page--I even wrote a filter for my friends page to automatically cut them.

So it's with a supreme sense of resignation that I see the latest items scrolling onto my Facebook homepage:
  • "What painting are you?"
  • "Which Great Philosopher are you?"
  • "Where should you be living?"
These are the same kinds of things I stopped posting a long while ago, and it seems that Facebook is just recycling the whole Online Junior High Slambook concept again.

But here's where it's even worse--each application that Facebook approves for its users need approval from each individual user before they allow it to post on that user's page. The quiz application developers, in their idiocy, instead of creating a single quiz framework application to access the user's information, set their quizzes up so that each individual quiz has to ask for access to the user's details. So every Facebook user wanting to take the both the "Where should you be living" quiz and the "Which 80s band are you?" quiz has to approve access for both quizzes individually, when the access required for both is essentially, "Can this application post its crap onto your news feed?"

And all for those unspecific, non-committal gestures at your personality.

10 Albums

Feb. 23rd, 2009 12:51 pm
thepeopleseason: (bride with white hair)
From [livejournal.com profile] coffeeachiever: Think of 10 albums, CDs, LPs (if you're over 40) that had such a profound effect on you they changed your life. Dug into your soul. Music that brought you to life when you heard it. Royally affected you, kicked you in the wazoo, literally socked you in the gut, is what I mean. Then when you finish, tag 10 others, including me. Make sure you copy and paste this part so they know the drill. Get the idea now? Good. Tag, you're it!
Herbert von Karajan... )

FML

Feb. 20th, 2009 05:58 pm
thepeopleseason: (o shrrie)
[livejournal.com profile] coffeeachiever: http://www.fmylife.com/sex/88381
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: yeah, that teh suck.
[livejournal.com profile] coffeeachiever: bigtime
[livejournal.com profile] coffeeachiever: damn
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: I actually commented on this one http://www.fmylife.com/love/87320
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: can you guess my comment?
[livejournal.com profile] coffeeachiever: ROFL
[livejournal.com profile] coffeeachiever: #2
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: wow.
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: how do you people know me so well?
[livejournal.com profile] coffeeachiever: come on
[livejournal.com profile] coffeeachiever: your user name was "cockpunch"
[livejournal.com profile] coffeeachiever: of COURSE that's you
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Uncle Patrick's Ball-Punch Theory
Punching someone really, really hard on the balls can potentially flip their breaker switch, ideally resetting their personality to something more manageable.
-- http://tr.im/gCRL
Unfortunately, there's no shortage of test subjects.
thepeopleseason: (a whole life long)
Upon learning that his The Graveyard Book (listen to it free here) had just won the John Newbery Medal, widely considered the most prestigious award for children's literature in the United States, he posted the following messages to his twitter feed:
About to drink second cup of tea without Marmalade this morning. Also, I just won the Newbury Medal for THE GRAVEYARD BOOK....

Newbery, not Newbury. Also FUCK!!!! I won the FUCKING NEWBERY THIS IS SO FUCKING AWESOME. I thank you.
He posted a followup blog post in which he described his most amusing experience of the announcement.

If you haven't read The Graveyard Book, I highly recommend it.
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The Rules:
A. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is.
NO GOOGLING ALLOWED. EITHER YOU KNOW IT OR YOU DON'T.
E. Strike out the quote once it has been correctly identified and place the guesser's username and the title directly after the quote.


The quotes... )
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Fark user Antimatter writes:


This one thought that the reference to That one was rather objectionable.
thepeopleseason: (Default)
Come dance with me or I’ll explode
The reckless side is now shining through you
So shake your hair and do what you do
And I’ll break my legs to keep up with you

Cause I don’t like being alone
Unless I feel alone
Dancing with you is everything
So I know that it can’t be wrong
Steady after the wine
Time after time after time
To watch the light shine through us
Like ghosts as the candles burn as low as they go

Spinning until we hit the floor
Pain has never felt so good
Light our selves up to crumble in
Just to never let it end

Cause I don’t like being alone
Unless I feel alone
Dancing with you is everything
So I know that it can’t be wrong
Steady after the wine
Time after time after time
To watch the light shine through us
Like ghosts as the candles burn as low as they go

(So hold me close, to keep me close)

Cause I don’t like being alone
Unless I feel alone

--Chuck Ragan
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Regarding my previous post:
My brother: you remember that old movie about a woman losing her diamond bracelet in a donut making machine?
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: Yes, indeed I do.
Bro: just wondering. I think I'll look for it on youtube.
Bro: http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/ask_the_a_v_club_april_27_2007/2
Bro: unfortunately, in one of the worst google search coincidences known to man, the kid in the story's name is "homer" making finding a youtube copy virtually impossible.
thepeopleseason: (shimmy)
Regarding this article, I'm just way too lazy to register an account to post the following comment:
A m00se 0nce bit my sister.
thepeopleseason: (fluke)
Reading a pan-fandom community, I came across this wrap-up of the entirety of Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Quite a wonderful journey, watching Xander make an ass of himself while everyone else saves the world.
My response:
I don't know whether to classify this as hyperbole or missing-the-point.
thepeopleseason: (porn)
[livejournal.com profile] xopherg: my favorite part is that when you mention the "republican blowjob scandal" people have to ask, "which one?"
thepeopleseason: (money)
Over on the Suicide Girls Newswire, some person named "TheCoolerKing" has a list of projects that The Coolest Man in the World should be contributing to. An excerpt:
Making and selling handcrafted, custom belt-buckles. Yep... Maybe this one isn't immediately obvious. Basically, I'd like to be at a party sometime, when a random lady looks me up and down before saying, "Nice belt buckle."

At which point, I'd get to say, "Why thank you... BRUCE CAMPBELL MADE IT." I don't know what would happen at that point. But I can tell you it would be awesome.

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