I'm very good at integral and differential calculus.

October 25th, 2000 @ 5:14 pm

I’m about 2/3 of the way through Stephen King‘s Hearts in Atlantis and I am surprised by how much I am enjoying it. The last few King novels … I don’t know … I just couldn’t inhale them like I did everything else he’s written. I never finished Insomnia or the last one in the […]

August 23rd, 2000 @ 10:51 pm
stuff & nonsense

Congratulations to Matt! He knew almost all of the random references I posted on Monday. He and Dan are the only ones who even attempted, and Dan admitted that he researched most of them on line. Here are the answers: 1984 – George Orwell The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge You’ve […]

July 29th, 2000 @ 11:21 pm
Secret Codes

I used to love making secret codes and sending secret messages when I was a kid. There is a great Edgar Allan Poe short story – I think it’s called The Gold Bug – about a secret message. I must have read that three or four times when I was in elementary school. link via […]

July 23rd, 2000 @ 11:09 pm

The previous post got me thinking about all the continuing hullabaloo about content. Continuing? Yeah. Continuing as in, the same thing people were debating 300 years ago. I took entire classes in college about content and what it is and where it originates and why it’s good or bad. What I learned was that nobody […]

July 23rd, 2000 @ 10:37 pm

A friend of mine told me to read Naked by David Sedaris and so I am. I bought it over two months ago and have been gallumphing through it at about two pages per day. Tonight, in a fit of crazed eyeball-roving, I read almost five pages! This is killing me. A book like Naked […]

July 17th, 2000 @ 10:06 pm
Good Books to Read

I finally got around to updating my list of books to read before you die. See if you have been through some of the same ones as me. Let me know. I’m interested. But do me one favor? Read Lempriere’s Dictionary by Lawrence Norfolk as soon as you can.

July 17th, 2000 @ 10:01 am
Dr. Twitchell

So yesterday, while I was reading this, I ate an entire bag of microwave popcorn. No, I’m not a slow reader, you dork. I am an extremely fast popcorn-eater. I in-freakin’-hale the stuff. I love popcorn. Then when we went to see X-Men I consumed a Large bag during the previews. So by like nine […]

June 5th, 2000 @ 12:02 pm

From For Shame: The Loss of Common Decency in American Culture, by James B. Twitchell (p.186, 1997, St. Martin’s Griffin) In my estimation, ten minutes under the dunce cap may have done more than vials of Ritalin for those suffering from attention deficit disorder, dysrationalia, or whatever affliction du jour is conjured up by counselors […]

June 5th, 2000 @ 12:01 pm

From Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, by Edward Tenner (p.11, 1996, Vintage Books) When innovation opens a new space, there is at first a euphoria of endless horizons. Somehow, though, a new frontier is never stable. Either people lose interest and it becomes a series of literal or metaphoric […]


“‘Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

May 12th, 2000 @ 11:25 am

Fellow bloggerville resident Silver doesn’t want you to know it, but she is very trendy. The second person today who needs to pick up a copy of AdCult by James Twitchell.

May 6th, 2000 @ 12:18 pm

I‘m getting kind of tired of the blue. Blue blue blue … and Firda thinks I have an obsession with little dots. I guess there’s really too many ..::.:::.. all over the page. This can only mean one thing. I think redesign is the new paradigm. In other news … (damn dots!) … Best Sentence […]