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Posted on 2002.12.10 at 13:04
Music: gaetano parisio - live mix
this has to be the best band name ever.

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i hate december. it can't end soon enough. somehow, this is always the hardest month for me. two years today, if i remember right; and we'll just drop that train of thought right there.

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a phrase found its way into my head on a ciggy break this morning

"world peace through atheism"

*shrug*
it'd make a good bumper sticker if nothing else
probably inspired by the suv with the "PRAIS YE" vanity place i saw on my way into the office
made me wonder if the person was really conscious that they're foisting such a directive on everyone whose eyes happened across their four-ton monstrosity, or if it's just there to keep up the appearance of being a good upstanding whatever
i suppressed the urge to make an obscene gesture
worship whatever you want, i give a shit- but don't insult my intelligence by supposing that you have a better grip on the true nature of things because you never miss the sunday morning social at the House of Two Crossed Sticks
...california, north of sacramento, is very different from the rest of the state.

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and for a bit of amusing followup on that-

*snicker*. see: hoisted on one's own petard.

"According to the survey, evangelicals came in tenth out of eleven, narrowly beating out prostitutes. [...]the Barna survey also found the more highly educated non-evangelicals are, the less likely they are to have a positive view of fundamentalist Christians."

Comments:


Yo Mama
tecknomania at 2002-12-10 13:07 (UTC) (Link)

Amotherfuckingmen!

worship whatever you want, i give a shit- but don't insult my intelligence by supposing that you have a better grip on the true nature of things because you never miss the sunday morning social at the House of Two Crossed Sticks

Amen.
Zombie Nettie
agenthavok at 2002-12-10 15:48 (UTC) (Link)
house of 2 crossed sticks... haha good shite...

and yes yes... i firmly agree with you on that being *the best* band name... ever.
.love.life.laceration.
scarification at 2002-12-10 18:46 (UTC) (Link)
No no no Raptastik has to be the best band eva.
~B
super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis
skrape at 2002-12-10 22:32 (UTC) (Link)
i hate december. it can't end soon enough. somehow, this is always the hardest month for me. two years today, if i remember right; and we'll just drop that train of thought right there.


That was the first thing I thought this morning when I woke up this morning.





I miss you.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-12-11 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
you too. hope things are well.
swallowing shadows to give birth to myself
eamajyn at 2002-12-11 01:13 (UTC) (Link)
yep. this month sucks every fukcing year.
i'd almost rather be shot than live thru this.

oh and i want one of those bumper stickers, just to have it.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-12-11 18:20 (UTC) (Link)
yep. this month sucks every fukcing year.
i'd almost rather be shot than live thru this.


i'd almost forgotten why last december sucked. i'd like to think i'm making progress on the anxiety/avoidance thing, but i'm really not. (not that that was the sole cause of last december's suckage, but it didn't help.)

oh and i want one of those bumper stickers, just to have it.

googled a bit and found something close...

http://www.cafeshops.com/cp/prod.aspx?p=esheep.3360146
betternewthings at 2002-12-11 06:12 (UTC) (Link)
i hate december. it can't end soon enough. somehow, this is always the hardest month for me. two years today, if i remember right; and we'll just drop that train of thought right there.

Here in London, the same latitude as Helsinki, the sun is setting before 4pm. This is depressing me, bigtime. It's also FUCKING COLD. On the other hand, the girls here have cute accents and no issues, so I'm trying to move back.

probably inspired by the suv with the "PRAIS YE" vanity place i saw on my way into the office
made me wonder if the person was really conscious that they're foisting such a directive on everyone whose eyes happened across their four-ton monstrosity, or if it's just there to keep up the appearance of being a good upstanding whatever
i suppressed the urge to make an obscene gesture
worship whatever you want, i give a shit- but don't insult my intelligence by supposing that you have a better grip on the true nature of things because you never miss the sunday morning social at the House of Two Crossed Sticks


They won't have a grip on the road either, 4wd or no.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-12-11 18:27 (UTC) (Link)
Here in London, the same latitude as Helsinki, the sun is setting before 4pm. This is depressing me, bigtime. It's also FUCKING COLD. On the other hand, the girls here have cute accents and no issues, so I'm trying to move back.

move back to london or cali? if you mean the latter, bring an extra one with you, huh? ;)

They won't have a grip on the road either, 4wd or no.

i only wish, but yuba hasn't seen any of this deluge the rest of the country is getting, with the exception of a couple days of light rain.

i'll have to take a picture from my driveway sometime soon... my poor gti is the only vehicle at my house that is neither red nor a GMC. if i wanna piss my parents off all i have to do is mention the upcoming SUV tax...
betternewthings at 2002-12-12 16:11 (UTC) (Link)

Re:

move back to london or cali? if you mean the latter, bring an extra one with you, huh? ;)

Trying to figure out how to move back to London - it's the same cost of living as Berkeley, with the minor difference that it doesn't suck UCB is such a nice school. A pity the town is full of petty criminals, bums, cranks, and high rents.

i'll have to take a picture from my driveway sometime soon... my poor gti is the only vehicle at my house that is neither red nor a GMC. if i wanna piss my parents off all i have to do is mention the upcoming SUV tax...

Pisses me off too. "When they came for the SUV drivers, I didn't speak up because I wasn't an SUV driver..."

Don't speak up and it'll be like Britain where there are nice TVRs and all, but no one can afford them and most people drive shitbox 1.2L micras.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-12-12 17:21 (UTC) (Link)
Don't speak up and it'll be like Britain where there are nice TVRs and all, but no one can afford them and most people drive shitbox 1.2L micras.

well said.

i see your point- but- the increasing prevalence of SUV's has contributed to the rising cost of gas at the pump- meaning it was actually cheaper for me to get around when i was driving my first VR6 (2.8l) than it is for me to drive my current car (2.0l).

so is it really wrong for the government to institute what amounts to a luxury tax on vehicles that get maybe one-third the gas mileage mine does?

even in light of the fact that it's probably the top of a slippery slope, i'm having a hard time answering with an unequivocal "yes".

i know i'm sounding socialist and pissing you off here, but at what point *do* we attempt to curtail excessive petroleum usage? is it *really* a huge infraction of personal freedom to use negative incentives to steer people towards the blazer instead of the suburban?

personally, i'd rather not wait until the system corrects itself via gas costing as much as it does in the UK.
betternewthings at 2002-12-13 09:39 (UTC) (Link)
i see your point- but- the increasing prevalence of SUV's has contributed to the rising cost of gas at the pump- meaning it was actually cheaper for me to get around when i was driving my first VR6 (2.8l) than it is for me to drive my current car (2.0l).

so is it really wrong for the government to institute what amounts to a luxury tax on vehicles that get maybe one-third the gas mileage mine does?


well, if you want to be able to drive the sort of stuff that we regularly drive in the states, yes.

an american family car has a three liter, 200+hp engine, and hits 60 in less time than the average "hot hatch" on british streets. the american muscle car may be made by toyota nowadays, but it's not dead.

or, i could stop in a shop, buy myself a wrx for what other people pay for a ford ka, turn the boost up to la la land, which perfectly legal here...

or, i could drop 25 thousand pounds, which gets me a 328 in britain, and buy myself a z06 - so much corvette that it outran the 911 turbo in r&t's handling test by about half a second a lap.

... or perhaps i could let the government decide what i drive?

even in light of the fact that it's probably the top of a slippery slope, i'm having a hard time answering with an unequivocal "yes".

What stops them from coming after sports cars next? the people who are trying to ban fatty foods have us in the sights next.

i'm skinny. you're skinny. why should our choices be cut?

i know i'm sounding socialist and pissing you off here, but at what point *do* we attempt to curtail excessive petroleum usage? is it *really* a huge infraction of personal freedom to use negative incentives to steer people towards the blazer instead of the suburban?

pay at the pump. i'd be perfectly fine with gasoline taxes high enough to cover the cost of all roads, environment cleaning, and military intervention necessary to cause that gas to arrive. if i use it, i'm fine with paying for it.

thing is, that'll be my decision at the pump, not a decision made by those who run the DMV...

... or maybe you'd like a bunch of smog inspectors and dmv employees running your life?

personally, i'd rather not wait until the system corrects itself via gas costing as much as it does in the UK.

i'd rather pay a bit more and keep my choices.
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