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August 14th, 2009
12:39 pm

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peter serafinowicz vader
i usually don't dig the star wars parodies, but i liked this one

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2007/10/The-Peter-Serafinowicz-Show-Darth-Vader-in-Love-391404.html

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July 6th, 2009
01:05 am

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talking into the void
the effect that facebook has had on my lj posting is interesting...

recently, i've largely only been posting to lj as a means of communication - in other words, i don't write these entries for my own amusement.

given that i have an audience on fb, and an audience here, and they're both different, and also smaller than my lj audience of a year ago (at least, so it seems), i've really not been posting anything on either place.

interesting.

or maybe i just have less to say? :)

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July 5th, 2009
04:13 pm

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an open question...
would you remove someone who you knew personally from your lj friends list without first telling them?

if so, what reasons might you have for doing so?

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June 4th, 2009
05:34 pm

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wikipedia adventures .. and BARBIE
some time ago, it was shown to me that the barbie article on wikipedia said she went to stuyvesant high school. (or that the school that she went to was modelled after it).

this struck me as kind of strange, since at the time barbie was created, stuy was an all-boys school.. so i stuck in the obligatory {{fact}}, and eventually, someone else removed it.

but, i was curious - who would put that in? would it be someone famous? jake dobkin?

so i started on a binary search, and figured out who did it. and, lo and behold, it's someone who reads this journal!

i'd kept meaning to ask in person, but instead i'll do it here. why? :) was there an actual reason?

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May 26th, 2009
12:35 pm

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from dave van ronk's autobiography
I was encouraged by a lot of the changes that were happening in the 1960s, but as an orthodox leftist I was also a very strong critic of the student movement and the New Left. Of course, I agreed with a lot of their stances—I was strongly pro—civil rights and strongly antiwar—but most of those people were not really radicals, just a bunch of very pissed-off liberals. They had no grounding, and indeed no interest, in theory, and their disdain for studying history and learning economics infuriated me. The core problem with the New Left was that it wasn't an ideology, it was a mood—and if you are susceptible to one mood, you are susceptible to another. They wanted the world to change, but essentially it was a petty bourgeois movement that had no connection with what was really going on. The working class at least has some power—if the working class folds its arms, the machinery stops—and as for the ruling class, its power is obvious. But what power does the middle class have? They have the power to talk: yak, yak, yak. To interpret, reinterpret, and re-re-reinterpret. And that is the history of the New Left in a nutshell.

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May 25th, 2009
09:00 pm

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stuff
does anyone want an old cd boombox?

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April 23rd, 2009
12:10 pm

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irsvote
wtf!

http://irsvote.com/vote.html

Why 99¢?
Due to the nature of our campaign we need to make sure every vote counts and do everything possible to make sure that the votes cannot be refuted in any way. Unfortunately, if a vote is made and payment is not collected it becomes difficult to authenticate the vote.

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February 16th, 2009
11:18 pm

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February 13th, 2009
03:21 am

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watching mtv2's alternative show
there's some band singing in french on...

(vaguely):
not me: 'are they french or french canadian?'
me: 'hm... i dunno... are they even really french? i bet they're from new york or something'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nous_Non_Plus
Nous Non Plus is a faux-french indie rock band based out of New York City. The band consists of Céline Dijon (vocals), Jean-Luc Retard (bass and vocals), Bonnie Day (vocals, violin and tambourine), Cal d'Hommage (guitar), Professeur Harry Covert (drums), Morris "Mars" Chevrolet (synthesizer), and François Hardonne (keyboard and trumpet).
heh.

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February 11th, 2009
02:02 pm

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more offensive articles
http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/personal/02/11/lw.programmed.to.marry.parents/index.html

"When you grow up familiar with a certain type of person, you're attracted to that same type of person because it feels comfortable, whether you like it or not," says Savage, author of "Breathing Room: Creating Space to Be a Couple." "That's what people mean when they meet a potential partner and say, 'It 'feels like I've known him my whole life.'"

Anecdotal evidence also suggests that a parent's physical or intellectual traits may have some influence. A Hungarian researcher studied the facial features of 52 families and found a significant correlation between the appearance of men and their fathers-in-law and those of women and their mothers-in-law.

And in a survey of approximately 2,700 "high-achieving" men -- those in the top 10 percent of their age income bracket and/or with an advanced degree -- a University of Iowa researcher found they are likely to marry women with education levels and careers that mirror those of their moms.

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