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June 14th, 2005


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01:26 am
i've been playing guitar more lately, which is fun. for some reason, 80% of my playing time seems to end up devoted to boozed-up(not literally) covers of "you ain't seen nothin' yet". that song rules. i think i can hear a skill difference though, from the increased playing, so yay! i am getting sorta good at soloing-without-having-any-clue-what-i'm-actually-playing. one of the things that always amuses me about music is how easy it is to play off the occasional mistake as an intentional melodic quirk.
but yeah, in the other 20% of my playing time, i've been writing nonshitty (for me) songs. kind of a pain writing guitar tabs in notepad though, but my cursory glance over available free music software didn't turn up anything better than all the useless clumsy junk i found last time i looked a few years ago. i wrote a lot of lyrics at work (becuase actually working at work is for chumps) before justin started[1], but now we just entertain each other, and i get even less done. hooray!
i can write nonshitty music (nonshitty in the field of dans sitting in their rooms in the middle of the night, which is all the comparison i want to consider) and lyrics, but never lyrics that seem appropriate to the music. and even when i occasionaly manage that, i never have an actual song at the end of the day. just pieces everywhere.

[1] suddenly in the past few weeks, seriously around 10 people either asked me about working at measured progress, or someone else mentioned to me that they are applying[2]. it is the new area hotspot! i should start charging the company a finder's fee. it would be so fun though, if my friends took the place over. it's a shame the company is so flakey and ridiculous sometimes (ie, kevin's double-jk hiring).
[2] when justin interviewed there, he reports that "i told him i found out about the work from you, and at the mention of your name he had a wierd reaction, like a sarcastic smile and a 'really, dan told you? huh'". so that is intriguing. i only met him once, i dunno why he would remember me

the current news is that tomorrow, debbie is moving to rochester, to live with llama at llama's ex's parents' house (yeah, i have no idea). debbie, for those of you not up on my exciting life, is my recently homeless friend whose homebase lately has been the mansion. it's been rad having her around, so moving out is thumbs down. but apparently this new place is right down from measured progress, so visiting it is.

nobody is ever around lately when i call. nuts to you all!

peta is making me a pair of exciting unique designer petapants! very exciting.

various fun facts (see if you can spot the hidden theme!):
there was a female ninja turtle, on a short-lived live-action tv show. "venus de milo". apparently there are no famous female artists?
also: new movie coming, apparently. darker and edgier like the comics, apparently. all CGI, apparently.
and lastly: shredder, on the old cartoon show, was voiced by uncle phil from fresh prince of bel air.

blah blah okay i'm done typing now shower and then bed goodnight
state: dirtySO SWEATY. I HATE THE SUN.
np: Cowboy Junkies - 07/14/04 Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning (acoustic)

(16 shots upside the head | en garde!)

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From:crawl27
Date:June 14th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
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i just need a size... so i can get a pattern (or grade the one up or down that i've got) also any particular colour? i'm trying to think what would suit you... and if i should modify the pattern and then i was thinking what if i make them, they get sent all the way to the states and they don't fit? how bad would that be.

cgi turtles??? WRONG.

in the original comics april wasn't even a reporter. she was a lab assistant to baxter. who was black. not white.
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From:leyse
Date:June 14th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
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... shredder... uncle phil... OH GOD that's worse than mufasa... darth vader.
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 15th, 2005 08:00 am (UTC)
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just imagine uncle phil squeezed into the shredder costume. it's a great image
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From:leyse
Date:June 14th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
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http://images.google.ca/images?q=tbn:zyKw6_1KPOcJ:http://www.tvtome.com/images/people/269/2/37-31790-sm.jpg a half assed google search produced the above.
when did turtles evolve mammery glands??
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From:idadebeautreux
Date:June 14th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
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OMG, that's freaky.

I always wondered about anthropomorphic animal images. Why not put the multiple boobs on the abdomen, where they belong? Dual chest-boobs are always used instead. I'd laugh so hard if someone did a furry ACCURATELY.
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 15th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)
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obviously, because when they're on her chest, she's SEXY. mmm creepy turtle lady
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From:feste
Date:June 15th, 2005 09:53 am (UTC)
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Turtles lay eggs, they are entirely boob-free.
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From:idadebeautreux
Date:June 15th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
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Yes, which makes it even MORE incongruous. I should specify "anthropomorphic MAMMALS."
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From:leyse
Date:June 15th, 2005 01:25 pm (UTC)
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i saw that, but it looked shitty, so i didn't link it
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 27th, 2005 03:20 am (UTC)
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i think i just got zinged
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From:leyse
Date:June 27th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
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eep, when i read that i was like "omg who's the commenter with the attitude" then i remembered it was me. hehe, oops, i didn't mean to come off all in your face...
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 29th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
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hahahah the secret bitch side comes out
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From:kingnixon
Date:June 27th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
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right around when they evolved the ability to fight crime with ninja magic
From:nena_viajera
Date:June 14th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)

hahaha

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yeah, Ernesto (Che) and I go way back.
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From:idadebeautreux
Date:June 14th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
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They totally should have named her Artemisia.

Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the foremost women painters of the Renaissance and she painted some badass pictures of Judith cutting off the head of Holofernes. She did them, incidently, after her father's friend raped her when she was 19, which may be why, unlike almost every other portrayal of the story, she painted Judith getting her hands dirty, looking very determined at committing murder and even looking a bit exultant or triumphant over her deed.

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