I play by my own rules people, and this cat, is like no other. i mean, i was sitting down this afternoon for a nice read about my most favorite Cylon, #6. When out of the blue, she bites me in the knee and says:
"Hey is that Tricia Helfer?"
i said, "who?"
"Tricia Helfer, of Battlestar Galactica fame."
"I know who it is, she a real person you know."
"Shadup and let me paw her boobies."
Posted by Tanner M. at 5:07 PM
Even though Russia’s the toughest country with the toughest homophobes in the world, they love faggy music. Even Italians can’t match Russians’ gay love of Eurotrash pop and techno.
Another way Russians are unlike Americans is in the name department. The entire country has six names for guys and six for girls.
The girls are all named one of the following: Natasha, Nastya, Lena, Sveta, Ira, or Yulia. The guys are all either Sasha, Sergei, Vlad, Igor, Alexei, or Dima.
Anyway - It would seem, and I would also hope, that no amount of reading and watching would be able to distill such a massive impenetrable culture... But rather that i need to actually go there, and live there, and even then, it'd only be a portion, just a pocket in place and time. Regardless, i'm very curious.
Posted by Tanner M. at 10:40 AM
"The Federal Communications Commission and the FBI sprang into action, launching independent pirate-hunting squads to unmask the disturbing messenger. It was clear that the fellow had a rare knack for electronics and microwave equipment. WTTW's uplink antenna was atop the 1,454 foot Sears tower in downtown Chicago, and investigators concluded that the "signal pirate" smothered the legitimate broadcast by sending a more powerful signal to this antenna. According to some experts in broadcasting, a rig of sufficient power could be purchased for about $25,000– or perhaps rented for a few thousand dollars– and the disassembled equipment could be transported using a few large suitcases. Agents believed that the perpetrator either beamed his message from the rooftop of an adjacent building, or that he somehow gained access to a powerful ground-based transmitter. But Max had covered his tracks well, there was no clear indication of how he had executed his sophisticated attack." |Damn Interesting|
This was the last time that a major television broadcast was hijacked in America... personally, i hope the ability to do this is still out there somewhere, seems that it might be very useful at the right times. K-Fed at the Super bowl perhaps?
and HHHate had this to say about the whole incident:
"People need to get a sense of humor...and perspective...the airwaves of America belong to the PEOPLE, but the corporate media moguls hijacked it for themselves and their paying advertisers! Scumbags! This pirate should be found and commended for delivering the big "fuck you" that network broadcasters and their pandering drivel content so richly deserve!"
Posted by Tanner M. at 9:49 AM
Know what makes me happy. Pink Kitty noses, and white rabbit fir'd bellies.
Yeah, i know it's borderline obsessive the way i've been turning my sweet unknowing cat into some sort of Jean Benet of the interweb cute competition, but i can't help it. So today, before some lame meeting i have at noon, i've decided to satisfy my JC obsession, my interest in Pop Art, and the imperative to look like I'm doing something somewhat work related in one fell swoop. Ta Da!
Posted by Tanner M. at 11:18 AM
Amazon user reviews of 1984:
Nice try George, May 13, 2004
"I truly believe that Orwell's sole purpose for writing this novel was to encourage anarchy, and to convince his readers to be subordinate to authority. Though society and government are not perfect, they are not as evil and as oppressive as Orwell made them out to be. He creates a negative Utopia in hopes to make people hate their leaders and to disagree with any form of government. It is because of people like Orwell that our nation, as well as other nations, are so dramatically torn by the opinions of citizens towards their leaders, and their leader's decisions."
Nineteen Eighty Flub, November 20, 2003
I recently took up the hobby of reading "classics" instead of teenage dramas or mysterys. 1984 was second on my list. But now I'm left wondering why is this book a classic? This book was descriptively crude with its love affair and prostitute, redundant with its thoughts and routine, and overall dull. I admit that this book did have a good message and was thoroughly enforced from the beginning to end. However, thats all that happened. It was just thoughts of a sad man with perverse and suspicouis thoughts. The main character constantly dwelled on how horrible everything was and eventually how he was going to fight against it. But never did.
Here's a winner...
Slow, Boring, and Depressing, October 10, 2005
Reviewer: Deadguy (Peoria, IL)
I was depressed for a week after I finished completing this novel. The torture that the protagonist endures is just too much to digest. I can only be thankful that this terrifying vision hasn't come to fruition...yet.
Quick someone give me something to hold onto!
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Know what i'm gonna be doing this month? Watching a bunch of movies. This is the perfect time to segway into "Tanner's up and coming movie trailerathon" brought to you by me and youtube.
Posted by Tanner M. at 3:28 PM
I blame it on all the fun we were having, but pictures from NYE are hard to come by, and it seems like the majority of them all are blurry, washed out, or under exposed; but thankfully Gregandy and Bengela have salvaged a few from that sweaty night. Enjoy.
Posted by Tanner M. at 7:29 PM
"The work exists in the gab between the recognizable everyday object and the fragile and spherical condition and material in which it appears. The whiteness, the ideal pure copy of something real as well as the vertical direction coherent in most of my paper works, could also indicate the aspect of something platonic or religious.
Most recent I have started to make white paper cuts/sculptures inspired by fairytales and romanticism exploring the relationship between two and three dimensionality, between image and reality. I find the materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form as an almost magic process - or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is as well an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts. " - PC
Posted by Tanner M. at 11:13 AM
I woke up this morning to check my usual bloggy line-up, only to come face to face w/ my own sweet kitty JC! On that inimitable clearinghouse of cute, cuteoverload.com I have to say, this has to be one of my proudest moments, today i come as close to knowing what it is to be a proud papa, as i probably ever want too.
But the real star, is this cutie here:
JC says "Yawwwwwn... *chirp*."
Posted by Tanner M. at 9:49 AM