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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Apologies to Jim
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 7:45 AM

Saturday, February 14, 2004

I'd be willing to trade oral sex for emotional favors..
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 11:58 AM

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Build your own high tech cold war camera... out of paper.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 12:24 AM

Apple Corp. sues Apple Computer. The Beatles v. Steve Jobs, who knew?
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 12:19 AM

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Something I posted on Metafilter:
For the past several years, I've been mostly convinced that the shit is going to hit the fan in my lifetime. I feel like I'm sitting in Rome, watching Nero play his fiddle and biding my time until the Vandals tromp on through.

Athens fell from grace because of their dependence on imported wheat. The most notable turning point was the Sicilian Expedition where the invading Athenian army was obliterated.

Environmental collapse and mass extinction are all but unmentioned in the press. The unimaginably huge AIDS epidemic in Africa is page 17 news and safe sex in the States is no longer the norm. Syphillis and AIDS are gaining a new stronghold in promiscuous American subcultures.

Wasteful vehicles are bought when they're not ridiculously needed. I met a single mother who rides her bike all the time, but the majority of able-bodied adults I know do not. The gap between the rich and the poor in America is insane, not to mention the gap between the first and third world.

The undenably finite oil reserves are going to run out someday and all the research I've seen says it will happen within my lifetime and probably within my youth. Meanwhile, culture is headed towards more waste, not less, and current activism isn't winning over hearts and minds fast enough to reach our populist leaders, let alone our corporate whoring ones.

Whether the science pans out or not, survivalism is starting to look like the only way I'll ever meet even a fration of my life goals of living a life with love, morality and the pursuit of self-actualization. Seeing as how I've been grooming myself for a career of academia, activism, literature and technology, I'm not exactly sure where to go from here. It appears that the last thing the world needs right now is another technopundit.

Do I burn out quick and fast as a peaceful activist martyr? Pursue love? Ignore the world and hope it goes away? Start stocking up on canned goods?

Well shit. My first instinct after reading this type of stuff is always to go back and read all the contradictors' posts so I can feel safe again. I'm the rare someone who actually cares about this stuff and I really want to stick my head in the sand.

I guess the self-actualized thing to do would be to go to the big Dick Cheney "Clean Energy" protest going on this afternoon. If Nero's going to play, I want to hear the music and feel the heat of the fire.

Cats are scary.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 9:10 AM

Friday, December 19, 2003

Vaseline Glass: Not nearly as painful as it sounds.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 11:02 AM

Thursday, October 2, 2003

Here's a good write-up about how a lawyer set an Ohio precedent saying that bicycles are traffic. I mean, d'uh, right? If a combine can plod along down the highway at reduced speeds, why are bicyclists being villified when our net effect is to reduce traffic?
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 6:23 PM

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Yeah, sure!... Just like "Amelie"... This is, if only Amelie could juggle a 12-ton locomotive while simultaneously whistling the tune to "Mexican Radio"... Sure...
Anne Frank Conquers the Moon Nazis, quite possibly the least PC concept for a webcomic evar.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 3:15 AM

It doesn't smell like bacon.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 2:00 AM

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Do Disney movies contain subliminal erotica?
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 3:36 AM

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 10:46 PM

Craigslist: The Movie
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 5:29 PM

The Internet is all fine and dandy, but I really miss the days of local, area code specific computer BBSes. It was pretty cool knowing you were chatting with someone who, theoretically, you could go have a coffee with if you felt like it. So, trepia is a damn fine idea, but it's not really community oriented enough. GeoURL is a pretty spiffy way to see what your neighbors are gossiping about.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 3:19 AM

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Have you ever thought to yourself, "gee, I wish I had a camera the size of a truck..."
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 3:50 PM

The time travel spammer revealed.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 3:46 PM

Thursday, September 4, 2003

Okay! New plan! You can send me your insta-luvies via mobile phone text messaging by going here.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 6:29 PM

So, IU's been busy securing their servers and they finally got around to ditching unsecure FTP, which foils my home rolled blogging software. I finally got around to doing this quick hack that has allowed me to return to regular 'ol mindless link propagation funtime. yay!
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 6:15 PM

Saturday, July 26, 2003

Bamboo bike!
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 3:38 PM

Sunday, July 20, 2003

[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 6:53 PM

Haha, I'm am so '1337. Now if you email me at any of my non-hotmail email addies, I'll get a notification on my new cell phone. Send me your luvies, but don't abuse, 'kay?
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 6:53 PM

Thursday, July 17, 2003

No comment.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 3:17 AM

I didn't like Milli Vanilli when they were so fricking trendy, and I was vindicated. I didn't like C&C Music Factory when they were hot shit and, has anybody ever admitted to liking them since 1992? I've also always thought Metallica were a bunch of chodes. Well, that's just a hoax link, but when a band is this well hated, it's safe to say that they've seriously jumped the proverbial shark.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 3:17 AM

Sunday, July 13, 2003

Van Gogh Moon tonight. Rumor has it that you might also see a moon or two if you witness tonight's zoobomb.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 9:16 AM

Cascadian Independence Now!
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 9:11 AM

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Ugh, why do women insist on having sex with such obviously slimey guys?
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 5:19 AM

Best exam evar!
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 5:16 AM

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

The secrets of Homestar Runner.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 4:34 AM

Might I make a teenie suggestion from the ACME catalog for my birthday?
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 4:33 AM

Saturday, June 28, 2003

I've probably posted this before, but I'm feeling like I need some happy. Yatta!
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 6:00 AM

Hey, remember when Bush said he was going to invest in American volunteer programs after September 11th? Okay boys and girls, say it with me now, "well, he lied." But at least he's going to singlehandedly save the economy by spending $426,640 a day between now and the election trying to save his sorry ass.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 5:58 AM

So, I was arrested for standing off the sidewalk and basically being uppity at Friday's Critical Mass. Good times. Well, no, not really, but the Justice Center has good cookies in their sack lunches. Apparently KGW has coverage of me in handcuffs. There's a video link on their web site, but I don't have broadband to check it out.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 5:50 AM

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Now that the FCC has removed any possibility of healthy competition on our publicly owned airwaves, I think now is the time for a renewed golden age of pirate radio.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 3:32 AM

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Deflowered by a fairy.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 4:50 PM

I'm going to start pinging whenever I update my weblog, so if you want an announcement when I update, go there.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 2:17 PM

Spelling errors make the baby jebus cry. If you've got a Bugzilla account, vote for this enhancement.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 2:15 PM

Sunday, May 18, 2003

Brains... BRaains... BrAAAAAIIINNNssssSSs... MUST have BRAAAAAAINNNNS...
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 12:14 AM

Saturday, May 17, 2003

I have a feeling that this tale of Googlewashing made the blogger rounds a couple months ago, but it's worth passing along anyway. Basically, we need to be wary that Google's search monopoly doesn't lead to any more abuses. Sure, they seem like a benevolent corporation, but most underdog businesses that are on the rise seem that way at first. It's also a hell of a lot easier for neer-do-wells to attack a single, centralized system than a distributed, competitive network.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 11:50 PM

Turn about is not fair play. Well, I don't agree with all of the assumptions in this article, but it makes a lot of good points about the current status of gender in our compulsory educational system. Girls still face a hostile culture, but it's patently obvious that our culture fucks boys up, too.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 8:27 AM

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

From the creators of the Lysistrata Project, comes Operation Strangelove.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 5:28 AM

i R teh l3v3l 7hr33 l33t h4x0r!!!11!!1
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 4:46 AM

Check it out! Check it out! Check it out! Check it out! Check it out! Check it out!
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 4:44 AM

Sunday, April 27, 2003

I just uploaded a gallery of photographs from the 4-11 PPRC anti-war march. It was unique as far as weekly PPRC marches go, since we ended up ending the march outside the Portland Art Museum where Gov. Kulongoski and various other establishment wonks were doing whatever establishment wonks do when establishment wonks get together and wear tuxedos.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 5:24 AM

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Mmmm, yogurt...
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 10:05 PM

Zen scrabble anyone?
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 10:05 PM

Monday, April 7, 2003

He-Man is real!
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 6:17 PM

Le sigh...
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 6:14 PM

Sunday, March 9, 2003

I can see my house from here.
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 10:18 PM

Am I meta or not?
[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 10:12 PM

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

The Buffalo Beast takes a look into the future.

The Future, Conan?

[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 1:01 AM

On today's episode of Sick, Sad Postmodern Fascist World:
  • Lawyer arrested for wearing Peace slogan t-shirt at the mall where he bought it.
  • If this law passes, the word "terrorism" will officially have no useful definition. Block traffic? You're a terrorist, off to life in prison with you! Cheat on your high school algebra exam? You're a terrorist, off to life in prison with you! Bootleg music? You're a terrorist, off to life in prison with you! Hang out with anybody that does any of these things? You're a terrorist, off to life in prison with you!
  • The guys who bitch the most about paying for social services run up the biggest fucking debts.
  • Remember, though, this is the postmodern age. There's no reason to practice what you preach.

[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 12:54 AM

Friday, February 21, 2003

I love how ancient Greek comedy is still funny to contemporary audiences. Okay, it's funny to me, at least. Lysistrata is one of Aristophanes' most amusing plays. But don't take my word for it: Lysistrata will be read in cities across the world on March 3rd.

Mmm... Anti-war activism, humor, theater, sexual innuendo and a history lesson all rolled into one event. Or, actually, 620 events in 38 countries.

Incidentally, ladies, if you do decide to boycott having sex with any warmongering males in your life, you might want to consider visiting this site. Or, you know, uhm, you could just give me a call.

[comment] posted by Mark Wilson 4:41 AM

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