spaiku: (science FTW)
i find it highly entertaining that the shelves of science and religion books face each other in barnes and noble. perhaps the b&n folks, in their perverse wisdom, set it up that way on purpose. have the religious people see that people who think we came from monkeys still exist, and then have the science people see that people who still buy that crap about the talking snake still exist, and then have them both run to their perspective, nicely priced, convenient, and comforting ideologies situated across from one anther.

i also am convinced that the people who made the pei wei fortune cookie fortunes had the "in bed" addition in mind as they wrote each one:
"your mind is filled with new ideas, explore them"
"opportunities surround you if you know where to look"
"do not give up; the beginning is always the hardest"
and the other one was something like "a sound mind and a sound body are the foundation of a good family"


also this:
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html
i am about to be a pilgrim in an unholy land.
spaiku: (science FTW)
i find it highly entertaining that the shelves of science and religion books face each other in barnes and noble. perhaps the b&n folks, in their perverse wisdom, set it up that way on purpose. have the religious people see that people who think we came from monkeys still exist, and then have the science people see that people who still buy that crap about the talking snake still exist, and then have them both run to their perspective, nicely priced, convenient, and comforting ideologies situated across from one anther.

i also am convinced that the people who made the pei wei fortune cookie fortunes had the "in bed" addition in mind as they wrote each one:
"your mind is filled with new ideas, explore them"
"opportunities surround you if you know where to look"
"do not give up; the beginning is always the hardest"
and the other one was something like "a sound mind and a sound body are the foundation of a good family"


also this:
http://popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html
i am about to be a pilgrim in an unholy land.
spaiku: (my headphones saved my life)
so i got the eraser remix album back in january... but i didn't listen to it until tonight, haha. you know how it is, you just have to feel up to it sometimes.

but i am glad that i did because it is excellent! these are really quality remixes. i mean, not that i was doubting, but it's so easy to start expecting shitty techno when you hear the word "remix." but no, these are truly well crafted, and i loved the CD from the first song. the remixes keep the spirit of the old songs and add in cool and new things that work really well and enhance the vocals, instead of just laying the vocals over shitty techno. yes, i have been scarred for life by bad remixes. and i think they all work in and with thom yorke's vocal cadences really well, and it's just superb.

i don't mean to be so hype when i talk about music, haha... i always feel like i'm stretching my superlative vocabulary. but i just love music, and good music can make you feel so good, it's hard not to get excited.


miki and i went to get her phone replaced tonight... that's #3 of this model, hahaha. good times, good times.
spaiku: (my headphones saved my life)
so i got the eraser remix album back in january... but i didn't listen to it until tonight, haha. you know how it is, you just have to feel up to it sometimes.

but i am glad that i did because it is excellent! these are really quality remixes. i mean, not that i was doubting, but it's so easy to start expecting shitty techno when you hear the word "remix." but no, these are truly well crafted, and i loved the CD from the first song. the remixes keep the spirit of the old songs and add in cool and new things that work really well and enhance the vocals, instead of just laying the vocals over shitty techno. yes, i have been scarred for life by bad remixes. and i think they all work in and with thom yorke's vocal cadences really well, and it's just superb.

i don't mean to be so hype when i talk about music, haha... i always feel like i'm stretching my superlative vocabulary. but i just love music, and good music can make you feel so good, it's hard not to get excited.


miki and i went to get her phone replaced tonight... that's #3 of this model, hahaha. good times, good times.
spaiku: (freedom. forever.)
can't forget this:

Amazon Rank


bitches.
spaiku: (freedom. forever.)
can't forget this:

Amazon Rank


bitches.
spaiku: (two words: my life)
cal: Are you organising an Easter egg hunt, or participating in it?
spike: i have done neither since 8th grade
cal: Are you festively egging someone's house?
spike: wouldn't dream of it
cal: I give up. Why are you dyeing eggs?
spike: for the hell of it?
it's fun

cal: I've finally solved this damnable Rubik's cube.
spike: oooh, congrats
spaiku: (two words: my life)
cal: Are you organising an Easter egg hunt, or participating in it?
spike: i have done neither since 8th grade
cal: Are you festively egging someone's house?
spike: wouldn't dream of it
cal: I give up. Why are you dyeing eggs?
spike: for the hell of it?
it's fun

cal: I've finally solved this damnable Rubik's cube.
spike: oooh, congrats
spaiku: (didn't you know)
"Every Advent we entered the purgatory of lutefisk, a repulsive gelatinous fishlike dish that tasted of soap and gave off an odor that would gag a goat. We did this in honor of Norwegian ancestors, much as if survivors of a famine might celebrate their deliverance by feasting on elm bark. I always felt the cold creeps as Advent approached, knowing that this dread delicacy would be put before me and I’d be told, "Just have a little." Eating a little was like vomiting a little, just as bad as a lot."

"Lutefisk is cod that has been dried in a lye solution. It looks like the desiccated cadavers of squirrels run over by trucks, but after it is soaked and reconstituted and the lye is washed out and it’s cooked, it looks more fish-related, though with lutefisk, the window of success is small. It can be tasty, but the statistics aren’t on your side. It is the hereditary delicacy of Swedes and Norwegians who serve it around the holidays, in memory of their ancestors, who ate it because they were poor. Most lutefisk is not edible by normal people. It is reminiscent of the afterbirth of a dog or the world’s largest chunk of phlegm."

"Lutefisk is not food, it is a weapon of mass destruction. It is currently the only exception for the man who ate everything. Otherwise, I am fairly liberal, I gladly eat worms and insects, but I draw the line on lutefisk."
"What is special with lutefisk?"
"Lutefisk is the Norwegians' attempt at conquering the world. When they discovered that Viking raids didn't give world supremacy, they invented a meal so terrifying, so cruel, that they could scare people to become one's subordinates. And if I'm not terribly wrong, you will be able to do it as well."
"But some people say that they like lutefisk. Do you think they tell the truth?"
"I do not know. Of all food, lutefisk is the only one that I don't take any stand on. I simply cannot decide whether it is nice or disgusting, if the taste is interesting or commonplace. The only thing I know, is that I like bacon, mustard and lefse. Lutefisk is an example of food that almost doesn't taste anything, but is so full of emotions that the taste buds get knocked out."

"Well, we tried the lutefisk trick and the raccoons went away, but now we've got a family of Norwegians living under our house!"

"O lutefisk, O lutefisk, how pungent your aroma / O lutefisk, O lutefisk, you put me in a coma
(A version specific to Washington State uses: "You smell just like Tacoma," a reference to the pulp mills that used to pollute the air around the city.)"

"When Lutefisk is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Lutefisk! A bumper sticker seen around Seattle in the 1980s, parodying the gun-rights slogan of the era"

"The negative view of lutefisk exemplified in these jokes may have led Ulf Gunnarsson to write his parody Lutefisk and Yams. This take-off starts out in trochaic hexameter: "Hark and ware oh warrior, weird of Sven now hear you". The initial section uses alliteration instead of rhyme, like much Old English heroic poetry (e.g., Beowulf): "Finally pounds of pancakes paired with lingonberries.". Then it switches to iambic tetrameter as it imitates Dr. Seuss: "I do not like lutefisk and yams/I do not like them Sven-I-Am"."

"The Wisconsin Employees' right to know law, in defining "toxic substances", specifically exempts Lutefisk (Wisc. Stat. 101.58(2)(j)(2)(f)[1])"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutefisk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakfisk

oh, scandanavia.
spaiku: (didn't you know)
"Every Advent we entered the purgatory of lutefisk, a repulsive gelatinous fishlike dish that tasted of soap and gave off an odor that would gag a goat. We did this in honor of Norwegian ancestors, much as if survivors of a famine might celebrate their deliverance by feasting on elm bark. I always felt the cold creeps as Advent approached, knowing that this dread delicacy would be put before me and I’d be told, "Just have a little." Eating a little was like vomiting a little, just as bad as a lot."

"Lutefisk is cod that has been dried in a lye solution. It looks like the desiccated cadavers of squirrels run over by trucks, but after it is soaked and reconstituted and the lye is washed out and it’s cooked, it looks more fish-related, though with lutefisk, the window of success is small. It can be tasty, but the statistics aren’t on your side. It is the hereditary delicacy of Swedes and Norwegians who serve it around the holidays, in memory of their ancestors, who ate it because they were poor. Most lutefisk is not edible by normal people. It is reminiscent of the afterbirth of a dog or the world’s largest chunk of phlegm."

"Lutefisk is not food, it is a weapon of mass destruction. It is currently the only exception for the man who ate everything. Otherwise, I am fairly liberal, I gladly eat worms and insects, but I draw the line on lutefisk."
"What is special with lutefisk?"
"Lutefisk is the Norwegians' attempt at conquering the world. When they discovered that Viking raids didn't give world supremacy, they invented a meal so terrifying, so cruel, that they could scare people to become one's subordinates. And if I'm not terribly wrong, you will be able to do it as well."
"But some people say that they like lutefisk. Do you think they tell the truth?"
"I do not know. Of all food, lutefisk is the only one that I don't take any stand on. I simply cannot decide whether it is nice or disgusting, if the taste is interesting or commonplace. The only thing I know, is that I like bacon, mustard and lefse. Lutefisk is an example of food that almost doesn't taste anything, but is so full of emotions that the taste buds get knocked out."

"Well, we tried the lutefisk trick and the raccoons went away, but now we've got a family of Norwegians living under our house!"

"O lutefisk, O lutefisk, how pungent your aroma / O lutefisk, O lutefisk, you put me in a coma
(A version specific to Washington State uses: "You smell just like Tacoma," a reference to the pulp mills that used to pollute the air around the city.)"

"When Lutefisk is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Lutefisk! A bumper sticker seen around Seattle in the 1980s, parodying the gun-rights slogan of the era"

"The negative view of lutefisk exemplified in these jokes may have led Ulf Gunnarsson to write his parody Lutefisk and Yams. This take-off starts out in trochaic hexameter: "Hark and ware oh warrior, weird of Sven now hear you". The initial section uses alliteration instead of rhyme, like much Old English heroic poetry (e.g., Beowulf): "Finally pounds of pancakes paired with lingonberries.". Then it switches to iambic tetrameter as it imitates Dr. Seuss: "I do not like lutefisk and yams/I do not like them Sven-I-Am"."

"The Wisconsin Employees' right to know law, in defining "toxic substances", specifically exempts Lutefisk (Wisc. Stat. 101.58(2)(j)(2)(f)[1])"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutefisk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakfisk

oh, scandanavia.
spaiku: (i really just don't care)
yaaaaaaay krystek and i hung out and got batteries today and then he was able to FIX MY CRYSTAL VERSION! victory, it saves again! i am very happy, but i must resist the temptation to do nothing but play video games... he also gave me tetris and an operating system for my calculator haha. maybe that won't be a good thing in the long run. it was good to hang with him and talk...

i have to organize myself for lemonade tomorrow with mike. it's a band, not a drink. i think i'm going to go into the city early and buy tickets for other shows, but i need to figure out how much money to bring with me... i'm probably going to go to of montreal by myself now, but it's during fucking senior trip, i have to go.

but mips and cheddar and i are going to see grizzly bear in june! yaaay.

and we watched pirates of the caribbean today in physics. the second one. sometimes my life is downright surreal. i have decided that it is just better for my mental health to let go and not care in that class. i can't take it seriously, there's nothing serious about it. it's better to just let it all wash off.
spaiku: (i really just don't care)
yaaaaaaay krystek and i hung out and got batteries today and then he was able to FIX MY CRYSTAL VERSION! victory, it saves again! i am very happy, but i must resist the temptation to do nothing but play video games... he also gave me tetris and an operating system for my calculator haha. maybe that won't be a good thing in the long run. it was good to hang with him and talk...

i have to organize myself for lemonade tomorrow with mike. it's a band, not a drink. i think i'm going to go into the city early and buy tickets for other shows, but i need to figure out how much money to bring with me... i'm probably going to go to of montreal by myself now, but it's during fucking senior trip, i have to go.

but mips and cheddar and i are going to see grizzly bear in june! yaaay.

and we watched pirates of the caribbean today in physics. the second one. sometimes my life is downright surreal. i have decided that it is just better for my mental health to let go and not care in that class. i can't take it seriously, there's nothing serious about it. it's better to just let it all wash off.
spaiku: (whogivesadamnabouttheprofitsoftescos?)
my lips aren't cracked now and it's always so weird feeling to me when they aren't all dry! but my back still hurts from snow shoveling during our snow day on monday, uhgn. and not to make this all bitching but my tank tops were dried AGAIN. i can't win. my life is made up of the extremes.

however, my cough has finally subsided some because i was forced to take cough pills...

i want these things:
http://www.seibei.com/shop/izhlcard.html
http://www.seibei.com/shop/intramural.html
http://www.seibei.com/shop/izhlpatch.html
<333333

and this comic is infinitely amazing:
http://zudacomics.com/node/1074


today was filled with riddles, time wasting, and psycho analysis. of course i did it to see that guy again. i was super tired because i couldn't fall asleep last night, mainly due to being kept awake by coughing. i think i need more liquids in me now, though, anyway. i'm kinda sick of water... i drank soooo much of it last week when i was crazy sick.

but parabalolz! and turi gave me the new grizzly bear album, which i like a lot.
spaiku: (whogivesadamnabouttheprofitsoftescos?)
my lips aren't cracked now and it's always so weird feeling to me when they aren't all dry! but my back still hurts from snow shoveling during our snow day on monday, uhgn. and not to make this all bitching but my tank tops were dried AGAIN. i can't win. my life is made up of the extremes.

however, my cough has finally subsided some because i was forced to take cough pills...

i want these things:
http://www.seibei.com/shop/izhlcard.html
http://www.seibei.com/shop/intramural.html
http://www.seibei.com/shop/izhlpatch.html
<333333

and this comic is infinitely amazing:
http://zudacomics.com/node/1074


today was filled with riddles, time wasting, and psycho analysis. of course i did it to see that guy again. i was super tired because i couldn't fall asleep last night, mainly due to being kept awake by coughing. i think i need more liquids in me now, though, anyway. i'm kinda sick of water... i drank soooo much of it last week when i was crazy sick.

but parabalolz! and turi gave me the new grizzly bear album, which i like a lot.
spaiku: (leave but don't leave me)
i think most everything that could have gone wrong today did.


in other news, i was wearing flannel today and didn't even know it was kurt cobain's birthday. not that i care, but you can dress like him, too, now: http://www.wornfree.com/T-shirts/Kurt-Cobain-T-Shirts
how can a daniel johnston shirt be a licensed kurt cobain product...?! i do like those "hi, how are you" shirts (cause i actually like daniel johnston), but that website is kinda strange...
holy shit - i just noticed that those shirts are $50 each! scratch strange, that shit is whack.
spaiku: (leave but don't leave me)
i think most everything that could have gone wrong today did.


in other news, i was wearing flannel today and didn't even know it was kurt cobain's birthday. not that i care, but you can dress like him, too, now: http://www.wornfree.com/T-shirts/Kurt-Cobain-T-Shirts
how can a daniel johnston shirt be a licensed kurt cobain product...?! i do like those "hi, how are you" shirts (cause i actually like daniel johnston), but that website is kinda strange...
holy shit - i just noticed that those shirts are $50 each! scratch strange, that shit is whack.
spaiku: (seriously.)
spike: WHAT THE FUCK
I CAST WILLEM DAFOE TWICE IN MY MOVIE
craig: haha
haha
he should just play all roles
spike:HOW IS HE KLAUSY IN THE LIFE AQUATIC?!
craig: like eddy murphy
b/c willem dafoe is awesome
spike: inconceivable


i seriously had no idea. i'm trying to finish up this essay quickly since i have a lot of work due on thursday and friday of this week and tomorrow i'm making cupcakes for darwin's birthday...!
spaiku: (seriously.)
spike: WHAT THE FUCK
I CAST WILLEM DAFOE TWICE IN MY MOVIE
craig: haha
haha
he should just play all roles
spike:HOW IS HE KLAUSY IN THE LIFE AQUATIC?!
craig: like eddy murphy
b/c willem dafoe is awesome
spike: inconceivable


i seriously had no idea. i'm trying to finish up this essay quickly since i have a lot of work due on thursday and friday of this week and tomorrow i'm making cupcakes for darwin's birthday...!
spaiku: (iftheydjustletushavehealthfoodinhell)
i downloaded this song by animal collective, "playpen," recently; it's a live track that i'd never heard [of] before.

and it is one of the most beautiful songs ever. it's so delicate and creepy and lonely. i could cry listening to it if i thought about it too much (it's similar to their songs "safer" and "cuckoo cuckoo" in that and some other respects). it would be the perfect song to listen to on repeat whilst reading "house of leaves," i think, but that might fuck you up really badly.

i have so much respect for animal collective as music makers - i hesitate to say musicians, since it's not really their playing ability, but rather their ability to capture moods and feeling so perfectly in their soundscapes that is so amazing to me. their music is so raw and bursting with emotion, and while it's often extremely happy/upbeat/positive, they also make music that is extremely sad/creepy/eerie/messed up and it's all just so fucking intense, i can't get over it. even some of the songs that sound happy, i read the lyrics and i'm like "wow... that's kinda fucked up." i just love them even more for this dark side. i have a lot of respect for things that unnerve me.
spaiku: (iftheydjustletushavehealthfoodinhell)
i downloaded this song by animal collective, "playpen," recently; it's a live track that i'd never heard [of] before.

and it is one of the most beautiful songs ever. it's so delicate and creepy and lonely. i could cry listening to it if i thought about it too much (it's similar to their songs "safer" and "cuckoo cuckoo" in that and some other respects). it would be the perfect song to listen to on repeat whilst reading "house of leaves," i think, but that might fuck you up really badly.

i have so much respect for animal collective as music makers - i hesitate to say musicians, since it's not really their playing ability, but rather their ability to capture moods and feeling so perfectly in their soundscapes that is so amazing to me. their music is so raw and bursting with emotion, and while it's often extremely happy/upbeat/positive, they also make music that is extremely sad/creepy/eerie/messed up and it's all just so fucking intense, i can't get over it. even some of the songs that sound happy, i read the lyrics and i'm like "wow... that's kinda fucked up." i just love them even more for this dark side. i have a lot of respect for things that unnerve me.
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