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Mon, Aug. 27th, 2007 11:50 pm

Oh, sweet jebus. [WARNING: painful public incoherence]


Sun, Jul. 29th, 2007 07:31 pm

Little-known fact: admission to the Albright-Knox is free after 15:00 on Sunday.  I learned this only after getting there at about 16:00 today to see some Francis Bacon.  Despite the fact that I was psyched enough about seeing these paintings that I actually got myself out of the house to see them, I was not disappointed.  In fact, I was pretty happy to see some works that were new to me, and to suss out some developments in Bacon's themes and techniques.  There were a couple of works from the 70s, and one from 1984, but most of what was on display dated from the 1950s and 60s, the darkest period of Bacon's oeuvre.  And yes, they had some screaming popes.  I was very happy.

Other paintings that I especially liked, in no particular order:


Sat, Jun. 9th, 2007 10:55 am

This list of recently published books whose full texts are available online has been among my open tabs for so long that I no longer remember exactly how I found it, but it's a pretty cool resource nonetheless.  Only about 350 or so of the 1,400 works in this collection are available to the general public (a small number compared to, say, the 20,000 hosted by the Gutenberg Project), but it's still nice to see some books online that don't predate the Second World War. 

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Current Music: barking dogs upstairs


Sun, May. 27th, 2007 07:16 pm

LiveJournal Username
The name of your zombie infested home town.
Your zombie killing weapon of choice.
How much do zombies scare you?
Oh noes!!11 A zombie! What do you do?
Blasting zombies left and right with a freaking twelve guage. What do you think?soakedinstars
Curled into a fetal position crying their eyes out.raindancer_x
Is pwning some zombies with Don't Stop Me Now playing in the background.rfmcdpei
Is sitting at home watching CNN and eating ice cream.livein95
Get ripped to pieces by the zombies. Bummer.owentrout
Is the zombie king who you must destroy to end the zombie menace.winters500
Number of zombies you decapitate.669
Chances you survive the zombie swarm.
This Fun Quiz created by Rob at BlogQuiz.Net

Shamelessly lifted from stoplabelingme .

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Sun, May. 6th, 2007 07:13 am

Saturday was a nice long day of moving two couples into two different apartments (friends both; I got a free lunch and dinner out of it), and the stars were out last night, as much as they can be in this city.  I sat out on the front steps and started matching actual stars and planets to the star maps in Stellarium — I think I might start doing it on a more regular basis, maybe even get out from under the  light pollution, if I can rope someone into giving me and my laptop a ride to the country some clear, quiet Saturday night. 

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Current Mood: exhausted
Current Music: The The - Your Cheatin' Heart


Sun, Apr. 8th, 2007 07:54 pm

Thao Nguyen is my new girlfriend. [via, via]

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Current Music: Thao Nguyen - Chivalry


Fri, Mar. 30th, 2007 05:55 pm
Today has been the The Day here at Chez Skoosh.  All the albums, just received yesterday from Amazon and its third-party retailing minions, all day long.  Some of it is merely great, some wonderful, some immediately awe-inspiring.  The rawest, most cuttingly passionate songs I've heard in a while. 

Today has also been catch-up day as far as donating to non-profits.  I've really let that slide over the last couple of years, but now that I can afford it, I finally got around to giving back a little again.  Maybe someday soon I'll get around to actually writing a letter to an elected official.  Heaven knows they could use a good talking-to. 

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Current Music: the The - GIANT


Sun, Feb. 4th, 2007 06:35 pm

So strange that I haven't said anything about this before, given that it was the talk of the office (or at least, my end of it) for two straight days.  Ah, well.  I've just found the first article I've seen about it that actually puts an appropriate spin on the whole fiasco, while also pointing out that one of the arrestees (arraignees?), Peter Berdovsky, is a Belarusian citizen applying for asylum in the United States, and could therefore face deportation back to a country where he is not safe.  That'd be a pretty high price to pay so that the public officials of the city of Boston don't have to admit that they fucked up.

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Current Music: Interpol - Not Even Jail


Sun, Feb. 4th, 2007 05:45 pm

or, If it's good for the goose and the goose, it's good for the goose and the gander

The press release.  The only article about it that comes up so far in Google News. 

This makes me smile.  Explanation inside... Collapse ) [via MeFi

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Sun, Jan. 21st, 2007 05:38 pm

I can't believe Jackie's kicked my ass in Fantasy Hockey and this online Bible quiz!  Is there no justice in the world, O mighty Wotan

You know the Bible 87%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
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Current Music: "You Can't Hurry Love" is still stuck in my head