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September 6th, 2002

I'm going to remember September 11 peaceably, by not turning on the television that day. That's the last I'll probably mention it.

Fun old TV video game commercials... that was my primary market. I admit it... first system? An Atari 2600, with a load of carts... about a year later a guy traded my father an Odyssey2 for some side-work help... jamming family with two game systems... no waiting. :)

Cool thing while looking for modeling links - Crash Bonsai is the creation of John Rooney, an artist who is torn between the desire to create and destroy. Recently, he has been making bonsai plants, and combining them with model cars and trucks, which he has creatively smashed and melted, to create “Crash Bonsai,” little living car crash sculptures. I may do something like this... maybe have some heroclix having a happy picnic.

Newton has the uncanny ability to be in the bathtub or sink whenever I have the urge to use it. I think he knows that I'm going to distract him with a milk-ring to attack, before I hop in, and get the water running.

Poll #58382 sticky songs

Which horrible song(s) sticks the best to your brain?

Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band. "oooo oooo afternoon delight. oooo ooo afternoon delight!''
Billy Don't be a Hero - Bo Donaldson & The Haywoods.
Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede. "chaga ooga''*infinity
Karma Chameleon - Boy George and the Culture Club.
MacArthur Park - "Someone left a cake out in the rain!"
Mr. Tambourine Man - William Shatner.
Muskrat Love - The Captain & Tennille. (Contains sounds too disgusting to reproduce with words.)
Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks. "We enjoy, we have fun, we have seasons in the sun."
Abracadabra - Steve Miller. "Abracadabra. I want to reach out and grab ya.''
Bad Girls - Donna Sommer. "Bad girls. Talking' bout some.. Bad girls. Sad girls. Talking' bout some.. Sad girls.''
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas. Something like this: "Everybody was Kung Fu fighting. And it was so exciting. But it was so very frightening. But it was quite enlightening. And it was just like lightning.''
Loving you - Minnie Riperton (I think). "Loving you.. is easy 'cause you're beautiful.''
Pop Goes The Weasel. This song is really not that bad. However, it has a problem that is immediately apparent if one visualizes a pop-goes-the-weasel toy lying on the floor on December 27, with a small child next to it.
The Love Boaaaaaaaat....

Good Heavens... something else?

Sep. 6th, 2002

update- it's over already - http://www.livejournal.com/talkread.bml?journal=ana&itemid=890241

Latest bit of LJ-hubbub ana is suffering as a result of this clause.. see her take on it here. The italics are mine.

LiveJournal.com has decided to remove all banner advertisements and promotions on LiveJournal.com journals. However, LiveJournal.com reserves the right to run advertisements and promotions on the LiveJournal.com service in the future. By using LiveJournal.com, you agree that LiveJournal.com has the right to run such advertisements and promotions with or without prior notice, and without recompense to you or any other user. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by LiveJournal.com on your journal are subject to change. You agree that LiveJournal.com shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.

You agree that use of your LiveJournal account for posting your own advertisements or promotions is strictly prohibited. Such use of the Service may result in account revocation.

Now, I imagine this is to somehow legally protect LJ from being accountable if a transaction between two people via the ad, both coming and going... and is *very* reasonable to keep people from spamming in the comments section of your journal, or community. I'm confident that it'll be ironed out via brad and the gang...and that this'll be a very minor bit of hubbub.

But if it isn't... let's extrapolate for a moment.

Take i for example (who first pointed this situation out to ldy, and who passed it on to me) he sells paintings here and there by showing them inside his journal. Why shouldn't he? He’s making a buck, and not spamming other people.... from what I've seen, very many folks have been quite pleased with his talent and service. Why stop him from talking about his art in his journal, or linking to his site... or even making a sale? They have the blurb in place, in case someone does complain... is "We're not responsible... he was violating terms of service" a safe enough legal defense?

How about me? I link to websites *all the frickin' time*. That Crash Bonsai site sells stuff... will I get in trouble for "advertising" something that I think is cool?

Overall, though, my gut feeling that it's a "tempest in a teapot"... and that the whole shebang will blow over in less than a week.


This weekend's agenda includes -

  • Pay Phone bill

  • Pay Electric Bill

  • Swing by Pearl for some art supplies, a new small brush and red-orange paint, gold, silver, and maybe a darker colored primer

  • move money to a new account at Washington Mutual (Better rates, and it's right up the street from me now)
  • -will have to wait until monday
  • Grocery shopping

  • 45 min to 1 hour recorder practice

  • 1 hour writing exercises

  • work on painting first level of sweetie-clix/skirt

  • diagnose check out bro's printer
  • - needs new printer... and amped speakers.

Scary picture in found objects... http://www.livejournal.com/talkpost.bml?journal=found_objects&itemid=196461 happy butcher cow!

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