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Category: music

12/07/07 04:02 - 31ºF - ID#42426

Two of my favorite things

John Cale + Magritte = Love

If I accomplish one thing with this journal it will have been to expose more people to John Cale. This is about the 4th Cale video I have posted here. Just a great song to a slide show of Rene Magritte's art. You know Magritte, the guy with bowler hats and umbrellas.

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Category: sex

12/06/07 07:53 - 25ºF - ID#42418


Ladies and Gentlemen,



To actually read the Gurnica of personal adds, go here

tell me you don't want to move down to Texas now?

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Category: food

12/05/07 03:48 - 20ºF - ID#42405

Did somebody say Absinthe?

Holy cow?

How did this happen without me knowing? But, aparently, it is now legal to make and buy absinthe! You know, the same substance that turned the unreadable Coleridge into a poet tapped directly into the muse. Well, it is legal now my friends so let us get some glasses, sugar cubes, and some foppish hair!

How would you like to get your hands on a bottle? Oh sure, there is homemade stuff, but it is so alcoholic you would pass out before feeling the effects. Now that a distillery is operational we are good to go!

And now, for the first time in many, many years, let me say that I love America!
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Category: politics

12/03/07 09:32 - ID#42385

Sex Scandal blah blah blah

Oh man,

I am so behind on my regurgitating of sex scandals. Ya, it is always hilarious to find out that a hypocritical Republican was doing the nasty with a prostitute in a nappy, or an anti-gay senator was getting his chum bucket dredged by an escort. The democrats' sex scandals are boring. So some staffer wanted a 3-way with a 13 year old boy. Just because you make copies and phone calls for someone doesn't mean you are all in some unholy pedophile cabal. Only hypothetical pedophilia can be funny, but only rarely. Actual pedophilia is just deeply saddening.

The Rudy billing the city of New York for hotels and transportation for his mistress and her family is a fine story. The names are great: shag-gate and my favorite 69-11. But fraud doesn't get me going.

So I dug up an old friend. As more and more men are making it public that they have had sex with disgraced Senator Larry Craig (including Mike Jones, the man who regularly blew Ted Haggard) I thought of the first such story I read a few months ago. It is shows the level of class Craig operates with. I will give you the highlights, but you can read the whole thing (and it is short) here.

Here is the man Craig boinked


and here is the unsavory money quote from the linked article

"When we got to what reminded me of a rarely used guest room, he stripped me down, and the man's hands and mouth were all over me. He kept his pants on, though, while laying me back on the bed to suck my cock. Then, he stripped naked and asked me to suck him. I complied for a while, then he disappeared and returned with lube and a condom to fuck me me with. It was a clumsy and unremarkable fuck, except that I wasn't clean and he was frantic about not getting my shit on anything. Still, he blew his load, ripped the dirty condom off and ordered me to get dressed without wiping myself. He hurried me to the back door, again ranting, 'You were never here. You don't know me. Right?'"

If only he threw a $20 at the man on his way out.

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Category: school

12/03/07 02:43 - 34ºF - ID#42381

Holy crap

It is the end of the semester and I have a ridiculous amount of work to do. I need to pump out two essays tonight (one on a book I didn't read) and write a 20 page research paper by next Thursday. In between I have three final exams I need to study for and then the day after my research paper is due I have a teacher's certification exam that will decide my fate.


Well, at least my boss has left me alone for the day with leftover Indian food. Yummy, yummy.
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Category: politics

12/01/07 04:33 - 18ºF - ID#42356

Ron is Right

Hey there estripper,

Are you tired of people telling you how awesome Ron Paul is? Sick of having to defend your politician of choice against the flawless glory that is web-candidate Ron Paul?

Wish there was a way to get them back?


Just send that Ronnite over to Ron is where they will be greeted with an open letter telling them 1) You get it already 2) Please leave me alone.

And what would make a most delicious icing on the cake? How about the most 80's tastic, easy listening garbage music video ever!

thank you!

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Category: school

11/26/07 02:46 - 42ºF - ID#42286

It Pays to Procrastinate


So, I am taking two graduate history classes this semester. One of them is on US immigration. 1/3 of my grade is based on my participation in a debate on immigration policy and an attending paper defending my position. I should have been working on this since the beginning of the month, but school and I don't roll like that.

So, three days before it is due I start to take a huge crack at it. Unsure about the written component I email the professor who tells me she forgot about it entirly so it is being dropped. Sweet!

The book I am to base this on has two different arguments 1) immigrants are both positive and negative but the net effect is slightly good. 2) immigrants are both positive and negative but the net effect is slightly bad. It isn't material that takes your breath away, so I am ignoring it.

But what do I see when reading my favorite blog on New York state politics? but a report from the Fiscal Policy Institure which says that immigrants bring $299 BILLION dollars in output to the state, about 30% of total output. It is full of wonderful little positive things from there on. Which diffuses the negative portion of both arguments, both cultural and economic. You can read it here.

I am so going to get an A with minimal work. I think this calls for a celebratory drink tonight. Nothing light a slight hang over to mask your smug sense of superiority!
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11/24/07 03:59 - 35ºF - ID#42271

Family Gathering

I have been at my folks house since Wednesday evening.

I have so much work to do this evening and I haven't had a chance to do much more than read 30 out of 300 pages of a book I need to have a debate about on Tuesday for 30% of my grade.

Living six hours away from family is nice, they seldom bug you and understand when you can't be there every other weekend.

Living six hours away also means you have no opportunity to escape. My old bedroom has been converted into a den of sorts, with my kid brother playing Halo in most of the day. No escape, no escape.

But, when I leave tomorrow and can finally breath my own air I will be glad to have come.

But until then I am going to wish I had a sodering iron to eat.

Hope your holiday is going well.
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11/21/07 11:36 - 45ºF - ID#42220

Breaking the Teaching Cherry


So I did it! Had my first day teaching and man was it fun. It lesson was on the end of WWI and the treaty of Versailes. Here is how it went down.

As kids came into the class I handed one a crumbled piece of paper and whispered "when I say 'the last bullets of the war have been fired' throw this at my head". Most kids looked stunned when I asked. I had a total of five classes that day. Only one kid actually hit my head, the other four missed me entirely. Two kids I had to cue again. As in, I would say the phrase and wait to get hit. Then I would look at them and make a weird face saying 'wake up and throw the damn paper kid'.

They all really enjoyed watching a teacher get pelted with paper, and I related it to the stuff I had to teach. So, it got there attention, got the point across, and was fun for them.

One problem I ran into was how open ended I left some of the thinking. What we had to do was think of appropriate things to do to Germany to make sure there was never a second world war. I gave the parameters of border, technology, military, and economy. What I should have done was tell them what NOT to think about. Some frequent, lame answers I got were

1) kill all the Germans
2) Nuke 'em
3) put them all in jail

Awesome, I got kids thinking genocide and concentration camps are cool!

One kid was absolutely crazy. He drew a picture of a Manhattan on fire with wires connected to a Germany blowing up. He explained something about us taking revenge for the German's blowing up New York by connecting them to Tesla coils.

By class two I had to tell them what was not acceptable and hope they listened. But I still had stuff like "steel all their chickens" or "turn Germany into a swimming pool" or "abduct their president and cut off his hands". Damn.

But, 60% of the kids were always focused and doing good work. All but a few did good work most of the time with just a few kidos off the hook. Thankfully, I run a tight ship and they behaved well enough to not distract everyone else.

It was a fun experience. I learned a lot of great, practical stuff that my dumb uni profs didn't mention.

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Category: books

11/19/07 10:22 - 40ºF - ID#42206

Pirates!: an Adventure with Communists!

Winter break is a few short weeks away!

Normally during break I like to make up for the complete lack of learning that took place during the semester (as in, I had to take a class that points out that India is in Asia, or that adolescents tend to dislike their adolescent siblings... seriously!). So, I find delicious academic books I have always wanted to read. This summer ended with disaster as I found out why so many people talk about but so few people actually read Foucault.... the man reads like a phone book with no numbers.

But this break I deserve a treat. I have been a good boy. So I will be reading this


I am so excited I can't stand up without embarrassing myself!

Pirates are alright
and Communists are so lovable!

It isn't a zombie novel, but zombie protagonists are so hard to read. What with all the nonsensical moaning and whatnot.

I just thought I would share. Tomorrow I teach my first class of kidos. It will be exciting.

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