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Here we go again   
03:49pm 28/03/2006
mood: amused
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Natural selection in action!   
11:15pm 25/08/2005
mood: annoyed
Or: Screw You, Doc

Homoepathy found to be ineffective... just like every educated person has known for decades. Meanwhile, popularity surges, because people prefer feel-good "alternative" treatments to stuff that actually, y'know... works.

Meanwhile, a doctor gets in trouble for hurting an obese patient's feelings. Oh no! She's in critical condition, somebody call the WAAAAAAHmbulance. </lame>

All the fuss made over quality and availibility of healthcare seems a bit silly when faced with the evidence that, left to their own devices, many people will actively spurn good medical advice. At what point can decent, reasonable folk just sit back and, with a clear conscience, say "that's evolution", raise a toast to Darwin, and let these idiots kill themselves off?
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And now for something completely different...   
05:37am 11/08/2005
mood: satisfied
Namely, me posting in my journal. GASP!

At any rate, yeah, this just in, it seems Glitch got the job. Citizens respond favorably to shocking revelation; 314% increase observed in outerwear orders from Hell. Stay tuned for full report, news at eleven.
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Re: Xenosaga   
03:53am 01/07/2005
mood: disturbed
For anyone reading this who's played the game...

Large image. Probably not work-safe.Collapse )
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09:40pm 19/06/2005
mood: nonplussed
Notice to the general public:

If you drive a junky car that's older than me, a pickup truck, an SUV, or a car with less horsepower than a golf cart, then please note that spoilers and/or go-faster stripes are NOT appropriate decorative elements for your vehicle. Thank you and good day.
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Burnt crunchy bits <3   
05:42pm 10/05/2005
mood: full
I tell you, grilling over real charcoal (no wussy nancy boy propane for ME) improves EVERYTHING. Chicken marinatated in a spicy Glitch trademark Randomly Concocted Spice Mixture, chargrilled to obtain a nice carbonized exterior, stuffed inside a tortilla with shredded colby-jack and a homemade salsa-ish mixture (cilantro and jalapenos = win), and tossed back on the grill until the tortillas gain the desired crispy texture. Mmmmmmm. Tastes like fire. GOOD fire.

Awww yeah.
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I'm afraid I have decided to blow up Chicago   
02:20am 29/04/2005
mood: amused
It had to be done.Collapse )
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Sign You've Spent Too Much Time On a Computer #5312   
07:53am 15/04/2005
mood: geeky
-- When reading a printed book resting your lap, whilst sitting in your computer chair, upon reaching the end of a page you absentmindedly reach out and tap the "Page Down" key with the apparent expectation that it will turn the page for you.

Yes, I just did this. STOP LAUGHING AT ME! ;_;
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03:35pm 01/04/2005
mood: schadenfreude
And a very happy Humor At The Expense of the Gullible Day to all of you.
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12:19am 28/03/2005
mood: older
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Top Five Causes of Ignorance Worldwide   
05:44am 19/03/2005
mood: bored
Top Five Causes of Ignorance Worldwide *

1.) Religion

2.) Politics

3.) Education

4.) Tradition

5.) Laziness

* Statistics Taken from the Bureau of Oral Communication Conducted Via Rectal Egress
11:58pm 28/11/2004
mood: amused
I wasn't gonna post this, but it amused me...

prinnies are love
brought to you by the isLove Generator


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Happy fun good recipie time   
05:28pm 05/11/2004
mood: productive
Okay, tesselene requested this recipie but I figured a few of you other folks might also be interested. (eibii and ded_guy, I'm looking at you.) This is a peppery chicken soup which may in fact be the long-sought cure for the common cold. (The standard name for it is mulligatawny soup, for what that's worth) I'm doing this from memory, so I hope I don't make any mistakes. :)

You'll want:

- fat for frying, such as vegetable oil
- About two pounds of assorted chicken chunks. I use frozen boneless meat myself.
- four cups of chicken stock or broth
- a carrot, turinp, and onion, all diced
- copious amounts of decent curry powder
- whole black peppercorns
- whole cloves
- salt
- raisins--I use golden, but that's not strictly necessary.
- lentils, preferably split red ones (actually orange-ish) which may be sold as "masoor dhal" or some variation on that.
- ancho chili powder (optional)

First, heat some fat in a large pot. Fry the chicken chunks on a fairly high heat for a bit to brown them lightly, then remove from the pot and set aside.

Then, add the chopped carrot, turnip, and onion. Fry these for a while until the onions are soft and lightly colored. You can add a bit of crushed black pepper here if you want, as the fried pepper will have a different flavor.

Turn the heat down to medium. Now add two tablespoons of the curry powder along with the cloves. Fry the whole mixture for another couple minutes.

Add the chicken stock, peppercorns, lentils, raisins, and chicken chunks to the pot. Add ancho chili powder to the soup to taste if desired (A bit of cayenne can also be used, but can be too sharp to use in large quantity.) Simmer gently, covered, for at least an hour. Check on it every fifteen minutes to make sure it's not boiling too strongly, as that will pulverize the veggies.

Uncover the pot and allow the soup to continue to simmer gently while you remove the chicken. Chop the cooked chicken into smallish pieces (it will shred somewhat in the process, mostly likely, this is what you want). Return the chicken pieces to the pot and taste the soup. Add salt to taste, as the exact amount will vary depending on how salty the chicken stock used originally was (the canned stuff tends to have quite a bit, as always). Serve hot.
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In light of the divisiveness of the recent elections...   
03:09am 04/11/2004
mood: bored
I respectfully propose the following re-partitioning of the North American continent as being of general benefit to all concerned:

Har-dee-har har har har...
And from out of left field....   
11:36pm 03/11/2004
mood: amused
Courtesy of #ic via #ncp... http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/news/election2004.jsp?feature=ne_election5

Check the filename of the image of Bush towards the top, near the "How Bush Won the Election" heading.

Any bets on how long that'll stay there? XD

EDIT: Aww, they changed it. It used to be "asshole.jpg", I think. Bet somebody's in a lot of trouble at his job right now.
Election's over, pretty much   
01:23am 03/11/2004
mood: cranky
I expect the lawyers will attack Ohio, but the margin is wide enough it probably won't help Kerry any. Close margins in Iowa, New Mexico, and some other smaller states could have also turned it, but they seem to have gone Bush as well.

So, it's looking like Bush has secured his second term, with a solid lead in the popular vote this time. Just what I wanted, another likely four years of single-party government. 9_9; Here's hoping the politicians don't flush the country down the shitter in the meantime. Would it really have killed us to have done the decent, useful thing and split congress and the president between different parties?

My feelings about the matter are a bit mixed. Anybody who knows my views on politics is aware of how much the Democratic party puts me off. There are many things that probably make me more a conservative than a liberal--the problem is that, as far as I can tell, Bush doesn't do much more for my conservative tendencies than Kerry would've.

I've taken that silly "political compass" quiz online several times and find my position slowly and steadily shifting right and libertarian--I figure at this rate, by the time I'm 40 I'll be living alone on a ranch in Arizona or western Texas, stockpiling canned food and ammunition, distributing anti-government propaganda, shooting at anybody who sets foot on my property and spending my free time reading Ayn Rand.

On the other hand, these days the Democrats seem to be the more fiscally conservative party (wtf, don't put the nation deeper in debt, plzkthx), both parties have a pretty dubious record on conservative economics, and both parties are itching to impose their own retarded ideas of How Things Ought To Be on the nation, if they could just get the chance. As glad as I am that we haven't given the Democrats the chance to inflict retarded affirmative action and gun control legislation on us, I don't much like the Republicans and their crackpot "morality", either.

The Republicans have demonstrated a dismal understanding of science typical of all politicians, as well as supported retarded crap such as banning gay marriage (honestly, I'm a pretty strong supporter of gay rights and I don't even think a constitutional amendment in my side's favor would be a good idea--writing hot-button issues of the day into what should be primarily a structural framework for the nation strikes me as a bad idea on multiple levels). The Republicans also seem too willing to cheerfully turn a blind eye to corporate corruption, not to mention bullshit like the DMCA and the severe case of recto-cranial inversion that is the modern intellectual property system. The Republican party whoring itself out to the moral bankruptcy of the fundamentalist Christian crowd pretty much seals my rather low opinion of the party.

As the icing on the cake, Bush comes across to me as smarmy, snotty, and wilfully ignorant. Watching him speak fills me with a need to slap him for being a fucktard. The fact that so many people love a president that comes across as a moron makes me despair for the future of the nation (not to say that he actually IS a moron, of course, as I'm pretty sure he isn't stupid. He sure acts the part well, though). I didn't like Bush in 2000 and I don't like him now.

But despite all that, the Democratic party probably couldn't tie its collective shoes in the morning unless the Republicans organized it for them, plus they thought it was a great idea to nominate a completely uninspiring tool for their candidate. What the hell, people. I sincerely hope that the recent string of Republican victories are due more to the Democrats being useless fucktards than people actually LIKING the Republicans. A list of everything I didn't like about the Democrats would make this entry twice as long as it is. I seriously hope they get their act together in the next few years so we can be a two-party nation again.

(By the way, you'll note I haven't mentioned the whole Iraq thing here--my thoughts on that are rather complex and mostly learning towards "a good idea that isn't going to work out". Either way, unlike most people who wank off to politics, I don't consider either Iraq or "world opinion of us" to be of critical importance one way or the other, and don't see the issue as a major mark against either party. Your mileage not only may vary, but probably will do so by quite a bit.)
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Young Republicans follow in the President's footsteps...   
04:42pm 28/10/2004
mood: amused

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Leave of absence   
09:15am 16/10/2004
mood: busy
For those not already in the know, I'll be absent from the internet for the next week or so. Try not to miss me too much,
04:46am 13/10/2004
mood: aggravated
Jeremy, thanks for the advice. Looks like it wasn't the RAM stick after all; I tried several combinations, and the only thing it didn't like was having two sticks in. wtf. So I yanked one, AFAIK it's still good. I'll hang onto it and reuse it sometime, I guess, when I have a NON FUXXORED MOTHERBOARD ARRRRGH

That said, for anybody who didn't get the news earlier, my computer may be breathing its last, and I'm having horrible instability problems. I'm not able to get on AIM anymore for the foreseeable future. I'll try and be availible on IRC, as that seems to run better for whatever fucked up reason. At least for now. Grah.
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Because the urge strikes me   
05:20am 05/10/2004
  < SyntaxGlitch > Actually, that's just volcanic indigestion.
< SyntaxGlitch > It's not likely to actually cause damage.
< Lancer-X > .. and here was me expecting to get pretty news footage next week :(
< SyntaxGlitch > It's already belched a few times.
< SyntaxGlitch > Just enough to make Washington state nervous, but that's all.
< Lancer-X > Syntax: It's when it stops belching, and forms an outer plug..
< SyntaxGlitch > The chance of it, say, erupting and burying Microsoft under a river of molten lava are rather slim.
< Lancer-X > ..that's when you get nervous. =p
< Lancer-X > HEH
< Lancer-X > That wouldn't be too bad
< Lancer-X > As long as we get the video of Bill Gates trying valiantly to outrun the flowing lava stream
< SyntaxGlitch > XD
< SyntaxGlitch > And then a helicopter comes to rescue him.
< SyntaxGlitch > And he grabs the ladder as it flies away.
< SyntaxGlitch > Then the helicopter's computer which is running Windows crashes and it falls into the lava.
< Lancer-X > XD
< ChibiUnunnilium > ^O^
< SyntaxGlitch > And as he falls to his death he shouts "Control-alt-delete! CONTROL-ALT DELEEEEEEE-AUGH#%@^$#^!!1"
< Lancer-X > XD
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