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December 10th, 2005


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02:53 am - this knife cuts cynics
so here is my newest scheme (i have schemes pretty regularly. some i even follow up on): print up a bunch of generosity cards. staple money to each one. stroll downtown seattle/vancouver/etc and hand them out to anyone who asks for change or is sitting around being homeless or has a funny hat or whatever. get a high five from ghandi.
i'm thinking 20 of them with a 5$ bill each sounds cool. i'll have to wait a month or two to have 100 extra bucks for skullduggery dogoodery though, seeing as washington state was kind enough to charge me FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS for the priviledge of driving my car in their state. fuck you, use tax!
and what sort of good deeds will my chosen street urchins spring on the world? who knows! but i have another scheme lined up for that too: i want to start commissioning artwork. like, instead of giving them the five bucks, offer to pay them for a haiku or a sketch or something. if i happen to come across my misplaced motivation and ingenuity, i'm picturing like a gallery selling homeless art - paintings, stories, etc - and giving them all they earn minus shopkeep. or even better, have them for sale on the walls of local hippie cafes and things, so there's no cost coming out of it (though the places might probably want a cut, good free PR could cover it instead, i'll bet).
i'm fully aware what a goofy hippie idea this sounds like, some quixotic plan to save the world that amounts to nothing. but why not, all the same? this came out of me thinking, i want to be doing something worthwhile, but i am very bad at doing, ya know, work. so i need to find something that's not really work. also, something creative, from myself and just being in a creative imaginative atmosphere. it's a kick.
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From:petatron
Date:December 10th, 2005 11:24 am (UTC)
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seriously i didn't read all of that cos i'm a bit tipsy btu that is a fucking awesome idea.
you're such a good person dan.
and OMG metric is playing on the stereo. metric = love.
as does cheeap champagne.
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From:petatron
Date:December 10th, 2005 11:26 am (UTC)
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they are turning the metric off now.
so they can watch that 70s show.
i just found out we have paddle pops. i am far too exciteable right now.
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 10th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC)
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ew that 70s show is lame-o
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From:petatron
Date:December 11th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
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i like it. but i like metric better.
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 13th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
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so what is paddle pops, anyway?
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From:petatron
Date:December 19th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
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www.paddlepop.com.au
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 10th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC)
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i've only heard 2 metric songs (combat baby, monster hospital) but they are great. i should hear more. i looove her voice

i am leaving for work now. i think i will call you
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From:petatron
Date:December 11th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
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but you didn't call me!!!!
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 10th, 2005 12:24 pm (UTC)
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crap, so much for calling. lauri just called me and i need to go rescue her and my phone is low on power, i don't want it to run out. but soon!
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From:petatron
Date:December 11th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
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pooooooo
From:espions
Date:December 10th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
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i will gladly write you 100 haikus priced at a dollar each, dan, if you feel the need to do good.

i am joking, i think.
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 13th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
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hmm! i hadn't thought of buying a whole collection from one person

although, my scheme is intended for the excessively poor. if i go tossing 100 bucks your way, it will be less for philanthropy and more for sex helping a friend
From:espions
Date:December 13th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
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while i am not excessively poor, i have quality haiku skills.
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 13th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
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oh i know this. i remember your haikus
From:espions
Date:December 13th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
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i am just silly and cry over money a lot. silly.
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 14th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
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that's not silly, money can be nasty stuff
From:espions
Date:December 16th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC)
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it's really the main thing getting me down right now other than the random family blow-up and the whole trapped feeling of this area.
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 16th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
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so how much would it take to get you outta there?
From:espions
Date:December 16th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
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in what sense? (financially, stress-wise?) I'd like to leave regardless of either, but it'd take me paying off my debts and buying a car and having the money to support me in a new place until I get a job. That is a lot of money I do not have. Stress-wise, I am not sure how much i can take before i'd snap and forget about financial security.
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 17th, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
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i meant financially, but they're both good questions.
i might be inclined to buy some aimesy haikus after all
From:espions
Date:December 18th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
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haha you can even select the topic matter!
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 19th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
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at 6 cents per syllable, i want some ego stoking!
From:espions
Date:December 19th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I CAN GET DOWN WITH THAT!
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From:xpuella8x
Date:December 14th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
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i seriously think homeless art is the best idea you have ever had. it's clearly better than you opening up a sandwich shop and it helps people who really need it. you should do some serious research and figure out how one would go about contacting local homeless artists and how to get art in places like coffee shops and what not for free. i bet you could email some homeless shelters and ask for info. i wonder how you would get art supplies to the homeless, so they can actually paint or draw or what not. i bet you could work in conjunction with a homeless shelter and maybe the proceeds could partially go to the individual and partly to the shelter or something. and i apparently love the phrase "what not" now. poop!!!
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 14th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
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my restaurant is going to be AMAZING, julie. you'll see.

i have some homework to do, but i am excited for this. there's a lot of ways the details can go though
From:sillypoot
Date:December 15th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)
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will this resturant of yours serve garlic and goldschlager oatmeal?
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From:kingnixon
Date:December 19th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
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hmm. i don't think garlic and goldschlager would go together. but they will both be featured ingredients on my menu

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