The Pure Pop bathroom is probably the oldest john in Burlington, possibly the united states. Our toilet is off limits to customers for there own safety, when you sit down on the seat, it makes a subtle "squishing " sound from somewhere around the base. If you notice, from the pictures and flyers hanging up, some from the 90's, we don't clean the bathroom very ofter, re: Ever. Enjoy.
Structured procrastination is the art of making this bad trait work for you. The key idea is that procrastinating does not mean doing absolutely nothing. Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, like gardening or sharpening pencils or making a diagram of how they will reorganize their files when they get around to it. Why does the procrastinator do these things? Because they are a way of not doing something more important. If all the procrastinator had left to do was to sharpen some pencils, no force on earth could get him do it. However, the procrastinator can be motivated to do difficult, timely and important tasks, as long as these tasks are a way of not doing something more important.
- The rest over @ structuredprocrastination.com
Posted by Tanner M. at 1:41 AM
Go out and rent the 1984 re-enactment of the events that took place in Calumet Colorado, watch it with your loved ones, and by God, you will weap. Especially when those bastards kill the Eckert brother, bastards.
Swayze? Sheen? Jennifer Grey? Powers Booth? Marty McFly's girlfriend (and mom) can someone please say Greatest movie ever?
bonus link (Wilhelm Scream)
Posted by Tanner M. at 12:20 PM
this game rocked my small world years ago; it was one of the first computer games i spent anytime playing, this and Police Quest, which was fun cause you'd type your commands like "Pick up newspaper" but mostly i spent my time with my friend Josh trying to get the little pixelated cop to do things like "Touch girl's boobs." and "Touch other girl's boobs" which never worked, maybe if i had actually known the proper word for boobs it would have worked...
Posted by Tanner M. at 9:47 PM
To justify confiscation of the Order's property, the main charge was heresy, in proof of which the King's prescecutors dragged into the light every dark superstition and fearful imagining of sorcery and Devil-worship that lay along the roots of the medieval mind. The Templars were accused by suborned witnessses of bestiality, idol-worship, denial of the sacraments; of selling their souls to the Devil and adoring him in the form of a huge cat; of sodomy with each other and intercourse with demons and succubi; of requiring initiates to Deny God, Christ and the Virgin, to spit three times, urinate, and trample on the cross, and give the "kiss of shame" to the prior of the Order on the mouth, penis and buttocks.
To strengthen resolution for these various practices, they were said to drink a powder made from the ashes of dead members and their own illegitimate children."
by Barbara W. Tuchman Pages 42-43. (Amazon)
A complete history of the Knights Templar (link)
Posted by Tanner M. at 1:34 PM
The median income for a household in the town was $41,556, and the median income for a family was $44,697. Males had a median income of $30,342 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,505. 10.0% of the population and 7.4% of families were below the poverty line. 12.5% of those under the age of 18 and 8.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. (link)
Posted by Tanner M. at 12:28 PM
At the moment me and Todd have our digital cable through Adelphia, (not to mention the upstairs neighbor's Wifi...) and our basic phone through Version. We don't have cable, cause neither of us really watch much T.V. - though if I am feeling like catching the new episode of project runway I can always head over to Eva's. Regardless, the Digicable is running us 45 dollars, and the lan line is costing 33 and change. That comes out to something like.... 80 bucks.
Here's what I can get through BTC.
@ $44.10/month after discount
- Television: BTV Basic: approx. 20 channels
- Internet: Digital Bridge: up to 256Kbps symmetrical service
- Telephone: Community 1000: 1000 minutes local calling, low long distance rates
I'm not a mathematician, but that means i can have at least, 10 more slush puppies a month!
Plus i won't have to deal with Crapdelphia's non existent customer service, version's either... only problem is i have to wait till service expands to Hyde street, probably in 2020...
Cathy Resmer's article (link)
Burlington Telecom (link)
Posted by Tanner M. at 1:15 AM
Dinner was Penne and Vodka sauce, the movie was Age of innocence, and the sewing, was true hodgepodgery. I've had this one pair of pants for a very long time, going on close to four years, they were bought for me by an old and nearly-forgotten friend at a used shop in Williamsburg and were literally, my first pair of jeans. Until that point I had only ever worn slacks, cords, and in grade school, "Bugle Boys". Jeans always felt uncomfortable... They were tight, when I bought them, and this friend who worked at Barneys on 5th avenue (or some other avenue. I dunno.) said they were Levis, "custom made" for someone, I guess with long chicken legs and no ass.
Time wore on, as well did my ass on the seat of the jeans, and before long the ass/crotch section was not really there anymore; I couldn't get rid of them though social conventions, much like those of Edith Wharton's New York, permitted me from exposing my testicles.So out came the sewing kit, old hankeys, shreds of pants, iron-on patches, and the like. When I was finished, I had saved my pants. Temporarily. As time passed, as it's want to do; it passed again, like a bullet train, through the seat of my beloved pants. This time, ripping in new places, along new tension lines created by new seams. Leaving, now larger, more jagged holes.
Again I brought out the kit; hot glue guns this time, my old compatriot SP brought out her sewing machine; the patches were mended, strengthened, and all was right again in the world.Tonight as I was sitting - sewing; I wondered how many more times I'll be able to sew these same pants. When should I get some new ones? More so, I thought about entropy, and worried about the rate of pant-decay vs. The rate of pant sewing skills/pant acquisition...
But then, these are still good pants; they encourage me to learn new skills; to sew, they teach me to be more considerate, I'm sure to pull them up a bit when I sit down. Patience, while I slowly tie on another patch. They may be faded, out dated and baggy in the wrong places, but damn-it, they're my pants.
Posted by Tanner M. at 1:22 AM
The Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access, Section 2703(c) outlines exactly five reasons that a phone company can disclose your records to the fed:
a court order
the customer’s consent
for telemarketing enforcement
Keep in mind that the NSA does not have subpoena power and it is easy to see that not only is your federal government breaking the law by stripping you of your expectation of privacy in your papers and effects but that the Telcos are breaking the law by supplying this info to the Fed.
Posted by Tanner M. at 11:38 AM
Posted by Tanner M. at 11:11 PM
I took the night off from work so I could attend both, gotta think of something yummy to cook. Might even be vegetarian... Probably not though. Steak probably. Wrapped in bacon. Stuffed in a whole pigs mouth, carried in on the backs of 10,000 stampeding, doomed lemmings.
I want to take the time to informally introduce a couple of new contributors to this here little
-------------I got high recently and ended up in a Philosophical
conversation; I don't much like philosophy; Kant makes
me violently Ill; very little practicality in it
Bertrand Russell explains why: (Link)The Homeless Hacker Adrian Lamo,
a wonderful read (wired)
Posted by Tanner M. at 7:32 PM
Sometime ago I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the excellent Finnish psych-folk act Paavoharju. Curious to learn more about these fascinating Finns, I sought out their website, where I was thrilled to discover that they had recently released a FREE mp3-only EP now available at some website called "Miasmah." I went there. I downloaded it. It was great. And then... I started exploring.
Maybe it's the Leffe talking, but I think I can safely say that over the past few hours I have enjoyed some of the finest ambient, psychdelic and experimental electronic music I've heard in months.
Hooray for creative commons!
Here's just a taste... I've chosen some of the more "active" tracks for web-friendly consumption.
Next, and this is a ways out, comes the brainwashed's 10th anniversary celebration in Boston. Brainwashed is, and always has been, a fantastic resource for those interested in fringe music in general, and they've got the clout to pull together a seriously fantastic list of performers. Already confirmed are Z'ev, The Dresden Dolls, The Caretaker, V/VM, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Cock ESP, Steven Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), Irr.App.(Ext.), Charles Atlas and a host of others, with more to be announced. Only 500 tickets are available, and it's three days of wonderful music for under $80. I've already got mine, so buy away people!
EDIT: In a striking omission, I left local hero Greg Davis off the list of confirmed performers at the brainwaves festival. His excellent work opening for The Books recently, which I'm sure many of you were fortunate enough to witness, should be yet another incentive for the lot of you to be in attendance come November.
Posted by Tanner M. at 12:50 AM