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Isn't it interesting... [Nov. 17th, 2004|02:49 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Foetus - Mandelay]

That people automatically assume the other party is the one at fault? That slays me every time I read it, and is why I tend to close any initial stabs at understanding somebody's point of view with the admission that I may be mistaken in my interpretation.

That's what language is, after all - one enormous opportunity for misunderstandings.

And to be called on it is fair - I am the one who said first I may be wrong. The amusing part is that coextensive to this is the statement that I have "decided" that this person is/is not this, that, or the other thing when in fact I said nothing of the sort and on the contrary said what I think they are *not*.

I suppose that's the expected rejoinder from someone in a defensive position, but I always hold out the hope that something productive will arise from a difference in opinion: sometimes it does.

We'll see what happens!
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(no subject) [Nov. 1st, 2004|09:42 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Amor Real - las novelas de mamí, ¡ay!]


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Ross Millers of the World, Unite! [Sep. 29th, 2004|12:27 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |I'm in the @)#(%*@ library]

Ok, so I'm a little freaky about googling people's names. It's the way I find out about professors I'll be instructed by in school, the way I keep an eye on where my name is floating around at on the web, and - yes, on occasion - the way I keep tabs on my boyfriend's name. Not that I'm nosy, but...ok, I'm just nosy.

So today I'd like to let all 3 of you readers out there take the journey with me and see what the devious fellow has been up to overseas!

- He's disguised himself as Wolfman Von Alopecia and taken a job with the Colgate ITS dept. Thats...Colgate University. Not the toothpaste company. Please, people, he hasn't lost ALL his senses.

- When he's not working for Colgate, Ross is carefully shaved, girdled, and safely caged in the snow where he is known as a "public artist" and "project director" of the Ancient Fishweir Project.

- Of course, what he really wants to do is get a master's degree from Virginia Tech and share his teaching philosophy with you.

There's more, but I think I'd better quit while he's still got the tiniest shred of dignity left. Damn you, Google!

/transmission end
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(h)i ate us [Sep. 12th, 2004|12:09 pm]
[mood |groggygroggy]
[music |nothing yet]

it's apparent i've let this lj go again, but not to worry: im here to punctuate the silence with a series of quizzes in order that the absence of writing will be appreciated all the more.

Later, though I might write about whether or not criticism can be authoritative - we'll see.

If LJ Was a High School by Karen_Walker
Lunch Ladyeatingbrb
Head Cheerleaderfezwashu
Prom Queenmediated
Gang Memberneuralvelocity
Band Geekdanihana
Theatre Geekpunkachu
Chess Club Captainzeh
Loner Goth Kideatingbrb
Class Clowndanihana
Quiz created with MemeGen!

looks like my school's on the brink of bankruptcy; they've hired the loner goth kid to be the lunch lady!

Who will you be stuck with at end of time? by chi_a_baidh
Your name is
Your sex is
Your favorite color is
You are stuck there becauseyou can't die
For _____ years64
With Michael Moore. Click for pic.
He/She will think you arestupid
You willrepopulate the earth
Quiz created with MemeGen!

the only way anyone could repopulate the earth with michael moore is if they dressed up as a cheeseburger

Whats does your personality rate from 1-10? by morning_prayer
Your first full name
Your personality rates a5
your best quality isyou can make anyone smile
your worst quality isyou start conflicts alot
this is becauseyou were born this way
Quiz created with MemeGen!

some people might say that gives me only half a personality; i prefer to think of it as appealing to 50% of the population - the good 50%.

What will your Funeral be like?
by rashock
You will die by:Terrible animal attack while you were out hiking in the mountains. Seemed that you made good animal food, definately a closed casket.
Death Date:September 24, 2052
Number attending your funeral?183
How much will you leave to friends and family?$2,394,168
Quiz created with MemeGen!

the good news is that at some point in my life i can apparently look forward to actually being athletic. the bad news is that ill be 75 and suffering from delusions that make me think i can hike anywhere. the horrible stench coming from my adult diaper is probably what'll have attracted the wild animal. osnap i deserved to die!

well, that ends another exciting installment. back to studying.

/transmission end
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NHIV! [Aug. 27th, 2004|03:00 pm]
[mood |lazylazy]
[music |The Cure - Us or Them]

New NHIV video!

NHIV are New Horizons In Violence, an amusing antiwar collective in Australia. Apparently they're kicking off the "I Need War" mini-tour in Victoria with a brand new video!

They've made a couple of interesting videos about the 'war on terror' - my favorite is The World's Worst Leaders. Not only do I like the clever use of soundbytes but the song rox0rs my box0r, too. The new one War President is also nice, but the tune's less catchy.

See the videos and make up your own minds here. Or, if you're afraid of these awesome tunes, just poke around the site. Some of the satire is pretty good.
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(no subject) [Aug. 21st, 2004|11:20 am]
[mood |sleepysleepy]
[music |does food network count]

Shame on danihana for taking and posting these tests!

You are an.. OUTCAST! Nobody hates you,
you just hate them. Or vice versa.
You really don't like being around people,
being by yourself is much better company.
You are not accepted by the norm and are
deemed "weird" or "freaky". You appreciate
things that others don't, and you dwell in your

The Subculture Label Quiz
brought to you by Quizilla

Now to find food, son! If I can drag my alienated, existentialist ass to the kitchen before work.
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AHA [Aug. 21st, 2004|02:43 am]
[mood |awakeawake]
[music |looking for what to listen to. probably dimmu again.]

Your Reality Show Destiny by miggy
You Appear OnAmerican Idol
You PlaceEighth
They Edit You AsThe villain
You Were ReallyThe sweetheart
People Remember You ForBringing porn magazines on the show
You Give A Shout-Out Todanihana
Quiz created with MemeGen!

I'm on the suckiest, crappiest reality show ever. At least I remembered to bring porn.
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The cure for your insomnia [Aug. 20th, 2004|09:12 am]
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |Dimmu Borgir - Raabjarn Speiler Draugheimens Skodde]

Here's the thing you need to know about Heidegger.

Heidegger is a big, fat, Nazi clown.

He was in the Nazi party for about a year and then dropped out because he felt underappreciated. This is the attitude one must approach his work from. Now, it's not to say that he's a complete waste - the major modes of philosophy of the 20th century (briefly and incompletely described here) may be directly ascribed (either in a positive or negative sense) to his phenomenological works:

Existentialism (Sartre, Camus, Beckett, Kafka, &c) draws on the 'lifeness' of phenomenology and continues to consider the lived experience. Its concreteness comes about as an extension of the thinking Heidegger did on 'experience'.

Poststructuralism (Foucault, Saussure) began the monumental task of considering a text a work, and explored ways to undermine it in direct negation of the claims of Kant (primarily his claims that space, time, and "categories" are ahistorical).

Deconstructionism (Derrida, Lyotard, Irigaray) continues this work and argues the 'differance' - following the lines of power in a work, examining how modes of authority are asserted through the work, and then looking for linguistic ways to subvert this. Deconstructionism and poststructuralism flow back and forth through one another in a lot of ways - the 'uncovering' nature in both can be connected to Heidegger's ideas on world (disclosure) and earth (concealment).

Sleepy yet? Good. I got stuff to do.
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Numpty bollocks indeed! [Aug. 12th, 2004|07:04 pm]
[mood |restlessrestless]
[music |Still the Cure, losers. what did you expect!?]

Don't blame me for this, all this crap comes from mixing lines with my FRIENDS. BLAME THEM!

rotfront's Friend Fusion
...was so that we wouldn't see... I finally found a copy of... just kinda left him there for... ... per year. The United States is... mention: http://vonbek.blogspot.com/ Numpty bollocks indeed! I... our . hunger? The whole world... my friend Mari Ness has written... up to be my friend so...
Friend Fusion by Hutta.

rotfront's Friend Fusion
...talk to little critters in their... friends-only LiveJournal. You also get to... by Friday at the latest. O_o... ... any plug-ins or skins. That's the... the cities. The inhabitants there are... lj icon thanks to anime_loverx129 .... complete bunch of wankers. ^_^ I... occupation, establishment of a Palestinian state...
Friend Fusion by Hutta.

rotfront's Friend Fusion
... ... about the dead negro you buried... back home, leaving behind him the... machine. Your so-called "advanced civilization." I... I'll do a write-up in my... to go to Jessica's house today... socialist baggage and find a new... means for me anyways. ALLERGIES. My... I can laugh at your pitiful...
Friend Fusion by Hutta.

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okay [Aug. 12th, 2004|06:22 pm]
[mood |depresseddepressed]
[music |Cure's new album]

the cure's new album isn't bad. surprisingly. or a rehash of older material. surprisingly x2. im one of those anxious losers who hates when a band i love makes anything new, because the potential is there for them to create something i absolutely can't stand and thus, they fall from grace.

this album isn't as good as earlier ones, true, but its not awful. at all. so im wanting free stuff. to that end, im going to post some links in exchange for free stuff. here goes:

The Cure makes me feel almost as giddy as Aleister Crowley does. My apologies.

Cure Site
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