August 1st, 2004

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6801 - Rock over New York, rock on Chicago.

Interesting quote that applies to many blogs out here...

"You will just have to accept being addressed by a disembodied voice just as I accept the compulsion to speak out even though I am painfully aware that I am talking to an invisible, perhaps nonexistent audience."
--Robert Shea, The Eye in the Pyramid

I wonder how much my intelligence and personality has been altered as a result of playing with mercury when I was in high school?Site Meter

How many IQ points were lost? Any added paranoia? Dementia? What aspects were opened and closed?

I won't even venture into other chemical changes.

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Hmm.. so much for my getting Plastic Man. By the way, The Justice League Premiere was on last night at 8:30 EST on the cartoon network. JLU info. It was pretty sharp! I even liked Captain Atom, and I'm usually bored to tears by him. I look forward to seeing Booster Gold and Blue Beetle in something clever.

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Well now, that's way too accurate.

There's a lot of ruins... in Mesopotamia.

It amazes me how many 60's psychedleia fans have never heard of the 13th Floor Elevators. The early stuff is particularly good.

Lots of lovely rain stifled my walkabout plans, but i got to chill with ol' Newtman, and dig the thunder. I suspect the moonlight movie was washed away, too. Dave called to go see a movies, but there was absolutely nothing playing that was worth the effort. Maybe when AVP comes out.

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I'd like to teach Newton how to make sandwiches. It's tough. No thumbs, and all.

Bro called me up and mentioned that one of his old cronies (his mooch-mentor ex-roomie) got his phone number and address, and called him up, threatening to come over and fight. Bro's still on his anklet, so any hubbub could land him 10 years in the can. Bro calls me, and asks me for the non-emergency number for the police.

I don't know if it's another cock-and-bull story or not, and I really don't care. Just adding it to my catalog of hubbub. It could be a ploy to get me to believe that he's trying to do the right thing, rather than do his old fight-thing, or it might be legit. All I know is that there should be *no* way that guy should've found my bro without bro's mixing with the wrong crew again. So, former variable of Bro$="dumbass" is more like a constant.

Cool Yahoo Search Shortcuts - Giving Google's versatility a real run for its money.

So, does anyone really need research assistants anymore?

photos of albino-folk from the 19th century.

Ground squirrels emit an ultrasonic shriek to warn others that a predator is nearby. In the current issue of the journal Nature, University of Manitoba researchers report that while bats and whales use ultrasound for echolocation and to track prey, to their knowledge "ultrasonic alarm calls have not previously been detected in any animal group, despite their twin advantages of being highly directional and inaudible to key predators." From a New Scientist article about the study:
"Ultrasonic alarm calls might be beneficial because many of the birds-of-prey that catch and eat squirrels cannot hear them. Conveniently, ultrasound also has a shorter range than audible sound.

'It may be used to secretly warn others without alerting a more distant predator,' says (researcher David) Wilson.
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I wonder if Newt can hear 'em? Or Dani?