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Saturday, January 26, 2002

Ooo, I got a FP on Kuro5hin. Heck, even I would have voted my story under section.

posted by Mark Wilson 9:43 PM

Conservatives are humorless pricks, and I have proof. The Media Research Center actually believes the rediculous myth that there's a liberal media conspiracy, and then crucifies journalists for saying what amounts to "in my professional role as a journalist, I have to be objective about Sept. 11, but in my personal role, I'm outraged." Separation of professional and personal opinions is journalism ethics 101, people. And, oh yeah, "roasting" people who aren't present isn't funny, it's mean-spirited. Apparently the audience agrees, since even they aren't laughing much.

posted by Mark Wilson 9:30 PM

Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Hey, I'm on a roll. I updated my rEsumE.

posted by Mark Wilson 2:15 PM

Monday, January 21, 2002

When I took a class about sex, I wrote my term paper about cartoons and when I took a class about Artificial Intelligence, I wrote about sex.

posted by Mark Wilson 3:49 PM

With all my copious spare time, I've updated my writing, and about the author sections.

posted by Mark Wilson 3:35 PM

Thursday, January 17, 2002

Fisher-Price Theatre presents: The Catcher in the Rye.

posted by Mark Wilson 10:48 AM

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

So, the other night I was flipping channels and saw Sr. Gomez, my high school Spanish teacher, on the Spanish channel. On Christina, Univision's answer to Rickii Lake, no less. Apparently, Sr. Gomez was studying to be a priest when he quit to be with his pregnant future-wife. Scaaandalous! At the end of the show, they sang a love song. Aww. This is pretty darn weird for a number of reasons. First of all, my high school physics teacher used to tell tales of how he stole his wife out of a convent. Apparently seminaries and convents are great pick up joints. Who knew? Also weird: I barely understood a word of Cristina after taking five friggin' years of high school and college Spanish. Wait, maybe that's not so weird, now that I recall spending a big chunk of one year with Sr. Gomez watching the movie Dracula (the English version).

posted by Mark Wilson 4:53 AM

Step 1: Steal underpants
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Profit
Step 4: Find dream girl
Step 5: Hire stalker
Step 6: Live happily ever after

posted by Mark Wilson 3:25 AM

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

So close, but yet, so far.

posted by Mark Wilson 3:43 AM

I started writing this short story back in high school, under a different title, and finally finished it: Solution to the halting problem.

posted by Mark Wilson 12:14 AM

Monday, January 14, 2002

Well, when Blogger got hacked, I decided I didn't want to keep sharing my password with their server. (Of course, I wasn't dumb enough to actually store my password there, but bouncing it through their server every time I updated made me uneasy.) So, I actually sat down and rolled my own blog updating program in Java, and it has reached the mostly-functional stage. Whee!

posted by Mark Wilson 2:24 PM

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

I'm not sure if I have more existential angst, or more postmodern doubt.

posted by Mark Wilson 3:52 AM

Monday, December 17, 2001

k.i.s.s. of the panopticon: Cliff notes for the (post)modern age.

FYI: The panopticon was a Victorian-era prison design where the cells circled a central guard tower so that the guards could view all the cells at once.

posted by Mark Wilson 4:03 AM

Saturday, December 15, 2001

Get your war on, yo.

posted by Mark Wilson 6:35 PM

Somebody needs to sell a "tailgaters cause traffic" bumper sticker. The corollary here is that leaving a comfort zone creates anti-traffic.

posted by Mark Wilson 3:08 AM

I don't think I'll quite look at Tetris the same way again...

posted by Mark Wilson 2:15 AM

Wednesday, December 12, 2001

I'm watching the FSTV footage of the 1999 WTO "riots" and it seems like everytime some black-masked anarchist asshole breaks a window with a hammer, there's a non-violent protester telling them to stop. Meanwhile, the police are busy firing teargas on peaceful crowds. Oh, wait, I keep forgetting that globalization doesn't matter anymore.

posted by Mark Wilson 3:38 AM

Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Fuck yeah, I'm bitter. =)

posted by Mark Wilson 10:05 PM

Look, I understand perfectly well that love and dating is, and has always been, a power game. In general, men are out to manipulate women into bed and women are out to manipulate men into commitment. The evolutionary argument is that men have tons of spooge to spoon out, but women need their mate to provide at least nine months worth of security per precious egg. Culture factors in too, of course. Frankly, can you blame a guy for not wanting to play by such machiavellian rules? Once again, I blame Disney for indoctrinating me with the foolish idea that love is about anything more than the act of passing one's genes into the next generation. Well, I guess that idea isn't too new, since Socrates was spouting off about philosophical love many centuries before there were anthropomorphic mice singing its praises.

posted by Mark Wilson 12:15 PM

Sunday, December 09, 2001

Actually, being told this by Slashdot is more funny than depressing.

posted by Mark Wilson 10:03 PM

Bruno rocks, and even rocked before she moved to PDX.

posted by Mark Wilson 5:45 PM

Saturday, December 08, 2001

"It's a great big universe/And we're all really puny/ We're just tiny little specks/About the size of Mickey Rooney/It's big and black and inky/And we are small and dinky/It's a big universe and we're not."

-- Animaniacs, "Yakko's Universe"

Celestia is a free 3D space simulator. Faboo.

posted by Mark Wilson 8:35 PM

American fundie or Islamic fundie?

posted by Mark Wilson 5:04 PM

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