Posts from March 2001

Philosophy Exam

Philosophy Exam

This is a take-home exam from a Philosophy class I took in my 2nd year of college.

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

This is a review of a play I had to see for Acting I. I wrote it on February 7, 1995…


It’s been over a month since I got infected by Anna. Hopefully the InoculateIT software I just downloaded will finally fix up Budweiser … [Update: It worked! I highly recommend this free anti-virus software.]

Star Wars as official religion

Star Wars as official religion

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” If 8,000 New Zealanders have heeded an e-mail asking them to declare Jedi as their faith on this week’s census forms, then Star Wars will have spawned an officially recognized religion.

An Axe in My Head

Incredibly Useful Information Department How to say, “Oh my God! There’s an axe in my head,” in over 60 languages. link via weblog wannabe


Death of the Cent Slashdot Caves to Scientology h a l f b a k e r y Backwash Lileks

Available Domain Names

The available domain name of the week from is a handy and fun little web resource. I remember visiting the site early last year and seeing some great names. This is a site for the people who complain that all the good www names are taken. This week’s available name is Check ’em

Fake Fans, Fake Buzz

Fake Fans, Fake Buzz, Real Bucks After being blindsided by the Web hype on “The Blair Witch Project,” movie studios are paying for phony sites, often striving for the clunky naivete of a genuine effort.

Horrible Wedding

Brett Patrick and his new wife argued after they arrived home from their wedding, he told police. He had bruises and scratches — and icing — on his body, police said.

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.