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Category: opinion

07/09/09 04:23 - 76ºF - ID#49243

The island poll

This is something I was chatting to (e:Jim) about in the chat-space. (Notice how I say "to (e:Jim)". Yeah, I wasn't really sure if he was chatting back.)

Anyhow, the poll is about "holding on" to "stuff" in your life and the question is:

Were you forced to leave your current residence RIGHT NOW FOREVER and take two inanimate purely materialistic things with you - and strictly two things, (Ideally, in these kind of scenarios, you are only allowed ONE THING, but I am being slightly generous and slighly shifty here. I want to take two things, you see and this is my party island blog!) what would these two things be?

I am voting:
- My rice cooker
- My newer laptop

I just want to get an idea about what kinds of (money-bought) stuff (e:strip) peeps would generally want to hold on to.



PS: I know. I know. There is no mention of being stranded on an island. That just seemed like a good cliched title for the post. Oh, and I don't want to deal with all kinds of complications and restrictions of a bona-fide island stranding. If I wanted to be *that* unrealistic, I would just have had to say, food or some such practical boring thing.



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Category: eating in

07/08/09 09:08 - 66ºF - ID#49237

World of Wokcraft

Can you imagine the sheer deadweight of concussion-inducing wok-power on that wall in the background?

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This is not a restaurant wall or even a wok showroom. This wall is "at home". I think if I had these many frying contraptions in my kitchen, I would be somewhat uneasy at the thought of cooking in it...
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Category: the odes

07/06/09 03:06 - 70ºF - ID#49207

We refill ink.

That is good to know.

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But who will refill this ink?

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The Meadow Brook milk factory?
Walgreens?

Why would anyone want a gallon refill of ink? Wouldn't it be more helpful if they advertised, "We refill milk"?
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Category: buffalo

07/05/09 12:09 - 60ºF - ID#49191

Dennis definitely has a bigger boat.

Overheard at the height of the finale of fireworks at the Erie harbour.

First Old Man: (Jostling all the kids watching the fireworks in front of him) Do you see that? That, over there?

Second Old Man: (Elbowing his way to the first old man) Yeah, I see it. Yeah, it's smaller. It is really smaller than Dennis's boat.

First Old Man: (Completely focused on the boat in the water, fireworks are going off like crazy around him.): YEAH, Dennis definitely has a bigger boat than this one!!!




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Category: music

07/04/09 04:45 - 58ºF - ID#49182

Transformed

The new movie may not be much to write home about (quite literally, I didn't), but the soundtrack to both movies are worth writing to the world about. They are nothing short of phenomenal. Something about them is compelling and worth listening to, time and again - especially the score from the first movie.





No doubt this amazing keyboardist feels the same. He combines two of Steve Jablonsky's finest pieces from the score to the first film and transfoms them with his personal touch into one fluent passionate piece.



And a final track to illustrate just how derailed and completely baffling the second movie was...

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Category: tourism

06/27/09 10:59 - 69ºF - ID#49097

The falcon baby that fell out!

A friend sent me this picture of the falcon baby that fell out of its nest on one of the towers at University at Buffalo, last week.

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Strangely, it reminds me of a puppy who has done something mischievous!
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Category: music

06/25/09 02:52 - 67ºF - ID#49076

Time is a Traveler


An awesome memory that floated past me once more today. Peter Allen's Tenterfield Saddler.
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Category: art

06/21/09 11:40 - 63ºF - ID#49025

Unfledged Cadence

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Category: music

06/18/09 08:42 - 58ºF - ID#49001

Clint Mansell = Linkin Park. No, Really!

How can you not draw this conclusion hearing these two tunes??!

Exhibit A: Clint Mansell: Stay With Me (The Fountain OST, 2006)


Exhibit B: Linkin Park: Numb (Meteora, 2003)


They are so strangely similar. Though one is "rock"-ish and the other is "classical"-ish the underlying notes, repetition and rhythm share such a very strong resemblance. I wish I knew music theory to be able to analyze these tunes further.

Was Clint Mansell "inspired by" (of all the bands on this planet) Linkin Park??! The possibility completely blows my mind.



PS: (e:boxerboi), I can't wait for your journal. And you know which one! :)
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Category: science

06/13/09 03:55 - 68ºF - ID#48962

A Letter of Thanks to James!

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The event was a HUGE success! We ran out of saliva kits! Nearly 700 people signed up in around 5 hours. If you are still interested in contributing your might to this massive effort against cancer, we are thinking about setting up another recruitment event at the Ride for Roswell event! Watch this space!!!

(e:mike) and (e:libertad), thanks so much for making it! I am so sorry we wrapped it up earlier than we thought - we hardly expected such an enthusiastic response! People were so motivated they dragged their entire teams to sign up! I think I must have consented more than 200 people personally. I feel drunk with happiness that people still believe in honest population research. I swear, I felt my life was worth living when I saw so many people. (e:James), I was delirious when I saw you! Thank you SO MUCH for coming and donating!! You ROCK! m/ :)




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