Archive for August, 2009

Christian House Music

Monday, August 31st, 2009

It was the summer between jr and sr years of college.  I was working at a christian summer camp.  The owner installed a CD jukebox in the cafeteria, and one of the albums in it was Adventures in the Land of Big Beats and Happy Feets.  They basically took some high-energy mixes of then-popular  “contemporary christian” tunes, and linked them together with some odd little musical interludes.  In many ways, I think the interludes are better than the actual songs.  Every track is drenched in 80’s synth, and they all seem to have been chosen for their indirect lyrical references to God.  It ends up being an overall enjoyable album, not overtly preachy, but clean enough for a church youth pastor.

Users Without Comments

Monday, August 31st, 2009

It’s not clear why someone would sign up for an account, but not post something, since there’s no other benefit for signing up.  When googling for your name reveals claims of account hackery… <shrug>

New Shirt day

Sunday, August 16th, 2009


I see my assassins

have failed again”


“I did hear you

I just don’t care”

“Meat is murder

Tasty, tasty murder”

“I didn’t buy this cause it says fuck

I bought it cause it says fuck twice”

Waste of Time

Friday, August 14th, 2009

We cut the test team in half at work, without changing the schedule.
We are BUSY.
Two of my co-workers decided to spend the last two weeks re-writing tests that already work 100% of the time, in a new framework that isn’t linked into our automation or our reporting systems, instead of the overflowing basket of new tasks related to code that actually changed in this release.

Let’s just say they have cemented my feelings that we let go the wrong people.

Laurelhurst Losers

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

It takes a special kind of loser to be proud of your success in denying children healthcare.

Then I find out they’ve already successfully fought emergency helicopter flights to the existing hospital.  These people deliberately endangered children, so they could sleep better at night.

I hope they have nightmares all night long.

The world is full of families that would literally kill to be that close to any hospital, much less one that focuses on children.  The world would be a better place if these losers would move out and let decent human beings move in.

Desert “lobster”

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Several years ago, I was driving the non-interstate route from Seattle to Vegas, by way of Reno, out of nostalgia.  At some point in the trip, I remember seeing a sign, which I wasn’t fast enough with the camera to capture, that said

“Liquor Legal 24 hr

Gambling Legal 24 hr

Prostitution Legal 24 hr

Lobsters NOT LEGAL”.

I always wondered what that was about, now I know.

Bugsy Malone and MJ

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I was psyched to see Bugsy Malone was out on DVD finally.   All the funky goodness in wide-screen even.  I was surprised to see that Michael Jackson had a role.

UPDATE:  Not the same MJ as we all know and ‘love’.

Miike Snow Cult Logic

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

I keep trying to pay attention to the lyrics, but just keep getting caught up in whistling along to the tune.  You should listen.’

And no, that’s not a typo, the name of the group is Miike Snow.  It’s not a single person’s name.