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ipe is not tittwis, btw

bamcquern, Monday, 2 November 2009 13:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hate that subtitle. Only added it for historic authenticity.

Authent City.

bamcquern, Monday, 2 November 2009 14:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

the last time i played mini-golf was the day of my former college roommate's wedding who had conspicuously invited everyone who lived in our literary house except my bf at the time, so he and i and a couple friends went and played mini-golf instead. one of the friends could do the shoe trick that Crispin Glover did in Rubin and Ed.

provates: feminine plural of provato (sarahel), Thursday, 12 November 2009 02:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

i really liked that affort picture.

provates: feminine plural of provato (sarahel), Thursday, 12 November 2009 03:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

I watched Claire's Knee. There's this scene in the beginning where Jerome is talking to Aurora about the Spanish frescoes on the wall of the house he's trying to sell, and she identifies Don Quixote, and she says something about all characters being blind, or at least having blinders on. It reminded me of some simple existential problem I was thinking about yesterday or early early this morning, something about why we do anything. Which itself was related to something I read, in a story I think, or maybe something I saw in a recent movie. But something recent. Or no, it was related to that sorority girl, Becca, who has been emailing me about her philosophy paper pertaining to Plato's cave. So I was thinking about people who live in the moment, and I thought that if people really live in the moment, they don't think about the future or the past, and if they don't really think about the future or the past, they only react to what is in front of them, and what if what's in front of them is just a wall, or just a housing development, or just a (lol A Serious Man) parking lot.

I still want that subtitle excised. I should go to bed. That part in the movie with Don Quixote, however, almost upstaged the rest of the movie. I couldn't figure out what it was I had thought that was similar. I mean, only thinking about the present reminds me of having blinders on. It's funny, though, because I don't believe that about people who live in the present. I think they really live in the present, and that they do not necessarily have blinders on. I think it's just what you mean by "live in the present." Obviously no such person negates the past or future. Or hardly such a person.

bamcquern, Thursday, 12 November 2009 05:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

How did you vote in the ???? poll? I voted this.

bamcquern, Thursday, 12 November 2009 18:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

tempted to vote for "or this" because years of multiple choice testing has instilled in me the belief that the first option is usually wrong

provates: feminine plural of provato (sarahel), Thursday, 12 November 2009 18:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

48,555 people are fans of Reebok Women.

provates: feminine plural of provato (sarahel), Thursday, 12 November 2009 20:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

where are MY pancakes?

provates: feminine plural of provato (sarahel), Thursday, 12 November 2009 21:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4340/pancakes.jpg

bamcquern, Friday, 13 November 2009 11:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am writing to endorse J***'s grant to study sexual assault at B****. Josh has brought a great deal of
passion and dedication to this project.

provates: feminine plural of provato (sarahel), Friday, 13 November 2009 19:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Have you watched My Night at Maud's yet? I still haven't finished the movie, but I read the story it was based on last night.

bamcquern, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

My friend Katie and I are starting a fake Bible study group and I think we're going to use the movie as a supplementary text.

bamcquern, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

not yet - maybe Sunday - last night me & the soon-to-be-ex sat on the couch and watched The Wire and ate snack food. Fake Bible study group sounds awesome.

sarahel, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but we haven't had our first meeting yet. We were inspired after seeing A Serious Man. Katie was raised a Buddhist, so she doesn't know many Bible stories, and so I explained Job to her. She knew, like, the story of Isaac and some other things. And then I talked about everything I thought was weird about the Sodom and Gomorrah story, and a few other things to pique her interest.

bamcquern, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I still have all my back issues of Sassy magazine from when i was a teenager. At one point I wanted to write an article about it, and there was recently a book about it, that was pretty good.

sarahel, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

I read Seventeen and Nylon.

bamcquern, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

past tense

bamcquern, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sassy was pretty awesome. One day, my friend Jen will come over and we will drink bourbon and read old Sassy magazines, but this will probably be after the soon-to-be-ex moves out.

sarahel, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

A gif is a victim you are sure of.
You love it because it pulls
gentle enough to call you master,
strong enough to call you fool;
because it lives
like a desperate trained falcon
in the high sweet air,
and you can always haul it down
to tame it in your
image hosting service.

― bamcquern, Saturday, November 14, 2009 11:23 AM (4 minutes ago)

sarahel, Saturday, 14 November 2009 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

the smoke persian is somewhat like a palimpsest

sarahel, Saturday, 14 November 2009 22:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's true, except every time it's wiped clean someone draws the Smoke Persian on it.

bamcquern, Saturday, 14 November 2009 23:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

i guess what i was thinking is that the only residue of the erased marks (deleted posts) is what appears in the admin log

sarahel, Saturday, 14 November 2009 23:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

about living in the present & blinders -

my soon-to-be-ex does this - and i've always been somewhat jealous of his ability to do so. Sometimes i felt that he did have blinders on and just didn't want to think about planning for the future. Sometimes I felt that i had blinders on because i was so focused on possible complications with plan a, the feasibility of plan b, and what my life would be like in 5 years, 10 years, what have you, that the present would seem unreal or like something that already had happened.

sarahel, Sunday, 15 November 2009 03:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

last night, my friend was telling me about one of her students who is afraid of trees and hand sanitizer

sarahel, Sunday, 15 November 2009 19:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hand sanitizer is kind of gross.

bamcquern, Sunday, 15 November 2009 19:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah - apparently the classroom had a display of pictures of hands for MLK day, and the student yelled "Take down hands! Take down hands!" - as if the hand sanitizer fear has grown to encompass hands in general.

sarahel, Sunday, 15 November 2009 19:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

several years ago i was talking w/a friend about embarrassing typos, and we concluded that the most embarrassing typo would be on a wedding invitation, and would misspell the word "wedding." I liked the idea of getting married and doing this - sending out invitations to a marriage celebration that could be described by a word that could be read as a typo of "wedding" - like a "welding" or a "weeding" or a "vedding" - the latter would have a Viking theme and we'd get married on long boats in the middle of a lake or river.

sarahel, Monday, 16 November 2009 19:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

So I understand that you want to get married.

My mom volunteered for my fourth grade class early in the school year, before we moved rooms - I've told this story so many times now - and she was making name desk placards on folded white card stock, writing in fat black marker strokes. She misspelled mine, she wrote "Byrce."

bamcquern, Monday, 16 November 2009 22:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

well - uh - i just saw creative potential in the act of having a non-standard wedding. i don't have anything against marriage, but it isn't one of my major life goals or anything.

your mom misspelled your name? aw.

sarahel, Monday, 16 November 2009 23:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

MAJOR LIFE GOALS

(read in Hannah Barbara Birdman voice)

bamcquern, Monday, 16 November 2009 23:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha - i guess what i mean is that if i had a fulfilling relationship w/a guy that had problems with the institution of marriage and we were in love but he didn't want to marry me, it wouldn't be a big deal.

sarahel, Monday, 16 November 2009 23:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

though i liked the idea of the weeding - basically the ceremony would take place in a vacant lot with a bunch of weeds, and the bride and groom would lead the procession chopping down the weeds with weed whackers.

sarahel, Monday, 16 November 2009 23:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

last night on the phone w/my friend Amy, we discussed the business idea of a Revenge Service - it wouldn't do things that would be physically hurtful or cause significant property damage. The best feature, we decided, would be a service where the seeker of revenge could pay to have someone attend a social event where the subject of revenge would be and make humiliating or embarrassing remarks that everyone could hear. It's human nature not to want to do something like this to a friend or friendly acquaintance, but it is also human nature to laugh when someone violates social taboos, so it would be an opportunity for the seeker and their friends to have that release, without having to do the deed themselves.

sarahel, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 01:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Friends"

bamcquern, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 01:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh - that was unclear - i was thinking of mutual friends or acquaintances of the subject of revenge would not want to instigate it, not the seeker of revenge seeking revenge on a friend or friendly acquaintance.

sarahel, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 01:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

That is not clearer. That is making me laugh for all its unclearness.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 02:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Example 1:

On second thought, I don't understand this thread at all.

― WHY DON'T YOU JUST LICK THE BUS DIRECTLY (Laurel), Tuesday, November 17, 2009 9:00 PM (25 seconds ago) Bookmark

bamcquern, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 02:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

basically the concept is paying someone to make asshole remarks targeted at someone you dislike or who wronged you, so that you and your friends don't have to, but can have the release/sense of justice served of said remarks having been said.

sarahel, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 02:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I get that.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 02:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

that was what i was trying to say.

sarahel, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 02:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's not about cats or checks.

sarahel, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 02:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

So I wonder if there will be an adjustment among people. Like, we understand the uses of titles in poems and novels, but when the function of the title bends or alters or multiplies on a message board thread, will people recognize the authority of the text or the title? Can they do both? Do you bail because of multiple discourses?

bamcquern, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 02:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

me? no. but then i like titles that are often confusing or unclear and threads that derail and "metal-platen"

sarahel, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 02:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

No, I know you do, but consider ilx as a culture, or a board as a culture, or Western Internet users.

bamcquern, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 02:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

the thing is - in a lot of his roles - he comes across as a real person, as opposed to a caricature - the Machinist is a good example - maybe he does less so now. The Batman movies I can't help seeing as Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman as Batman.

sarahel, Saturday, 21 November 2009 21:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah his bruce wayne is Patrick Batman tbh

plaxico (I know, right?), Saturday, 21 November 2009 21:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's actually pretty fitting though.

sarahel, Saturday, 21 November 2009 22:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

however I can't watch a movie with Christian Bale in it without thinking of the line, "I have to return some video tapes." from American Psycho. Like in the one that came out last year that was the fictional remake of Little Dieter Needs to Fly, and Bale is in the POW camp trying to escape, I kept imagining him saying, "I've gotta get out here. Look, you need to let me out of this camp. I have to return some videotapes."

It's similar to how I can't watch a Keanu Reeves movie without imagining Keanu saying, "You killed Ted, you medieval dickweed."

sarahel, Saturday, 21 November 2009 22:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

we sorted the movies last night - completely amiably - only a handful of things that I'll miss that are his. More things he'll miss that are mine.

sarahel, Monday, 23 November 2009 02:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

it was weird going through everything and realizing the differences between our tastes, which are pretty similar. All the demonic children movies were mine.

sarahel, Monday, 23 November 2009 02:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

in my last breakup i got all the cds and now i have a stack of lame twee juno-indie

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 23 November 2009 13:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

is there any store where you are that buys used cds? Getting rid of them and getting some money in return sounds like the best outcome of that.

The books are the next thing to sort - looking at the shelves, I bought him a shitload of really nice art books over the years.

sarahel, Monday, 23 November 2009 17:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Bryce - you are right about Jennifer Herrema

sarahel, Monday, 23 November 2009 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wait wait. I don't remember discussing Jennifer Herrema with you. What did I say about her?

bamcquern, Monday, 23 November 2009 19:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

it was on an 1p3 thread - you said you didn't think she was that attractive under the glasses and accessories. she isn't. But then, I think I have some sort of instinctual utilitarian aesthetic where people with a lot of drug or alcohol damage just aren't that physically attractive to me.

sarahel, Monday, 23 November 2009 19:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh. That must've been a long time ago. I talked about this with Katie a couple of months ago, and we could not find an unflattering picture of her, even though I swore at the time that I had seen some.

bamcquern, Monday, 23 November 2009 19:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've seen her in person.

sarahel, Monday, 23 November 2009 19:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh, God, Alexa Chung. I like how she does not give a fuck about her own show.

bamcquern, Monday, 23 November 2009 20:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't even know who that is. I think sometimes that Tuomas is more knowledgeable about American culture than i am.

sarahel, Monday, 23 November 2009 20:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna go to the big used bookstore in Berkeley to look for some more of those things I couldn't find - also to get the donuts with the cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips on top.

sarahel, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

if only alexa chung was american culture

my fave thing to do on the computer is what im doing right now (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

is alexa chung better than donuts with cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips on top?

sarahel, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Now that I can transfer photos from my cell phone to the computer, I will take a picture of these donuts.

sarahel, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

That kind of donut I would think too sweet?

Cream cheese frosting - seems like someone on ilx would already have played the cream cheese frosting is the insufferable indie version of buttercream frosting card.

Yeah, Alexa Chung's an import. She's great. I took some pics of her and DeRulo to post and be suitably ignored later.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think I've been to that bookstore. I bought Nightwood there. Probably only thing I got there.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's two doors down from the donut shop which is almost across the street from Amoeba.

sarahel, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

the cake part of the donut is actually a bit dry, and not super sweet, so it works well with the frosting -- if the cake part was sweeter it would probably be too sweet, but it isn't. At least I don't think so.

sarahel, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

3/4 of the books sorted - more traumatic than the movies - unexpectedly

sarahel, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 05:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think i will make that cartoon i was thinking about - but later

sarahel, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 21:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

She Is Beyond Food In Weevil (Mackro Mackro) unbanned

I was kinda sad when this guy asked to be banned, because I really liked that display name. Whenever I hear that song now, I almost always think of it as "She is beyond food in weevil"

sarahel, Friday, 27 November 2009 21:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think Robert Smith should record a cover of "I've Written a Letter to Daddy" from Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

sarahel, Monday, 30 November 2009 20:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck its 70 degrees out and my stupid brother just turned on the AC.

I don't know that song. I never saw that movie.

bamcquern, Monday, 30 November 2009 23:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

basically the "joke" of having Robert Smith cover it - is that in the movie Bette Davis is doing this song she did as a child star - but she is clearly old - but she is still doing her hair and dressing like she did when she was younger.

sarahel, Monday, 30 November 2009 23:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I read nested. I'm a Scoop power user.

bamcquern, Monday, 30 November 2009 23:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

I felt bad that I didn't go buy my friend Jen another bag of kitty litter before she got back. She was out, and probably when she got back she was tired and hung over and the cat had pooped on the floor, as that cat does. And it would have been really nice of me to get her more kitty litter, but I didn't.

sarahel, Monday, 30 November 2009 23:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I hope they're arguing about who ate the pumpkin bread again.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 00:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think they change the batteries out of the thermostat every couple of weeks thinking that it's just not fucking cold enough. It's funny because they were outside on a perfectly temperate day this weekend complaining about the cold. God it's freezing and they are so boring and irritating and I have to get out of here.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 02:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I emailed you the story of my purportedly exciting youth in Gilroy.

sarahel, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 02:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I will rent that movie. Maybe I will do that tonight. Go to the video store.

sarahel, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 02:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

This board is having an effect on my posting to other lists. One of the lists I'm on sends messages in plaintext. For some reason - maybe an iphone thing - some people's posts come out as garbled jibberish. I like replying to them, or editing the garbled jibberish into geometric shapes.

sarahel, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 02:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I cooked some chicken and vegetables with a little soy sauce spashed on them, and toasted one slice of bread, and the sister-in-law is pretending to be saying to her annoying little dog, rather than passive aggressively announcing to me, "It's stinky in here. Stinky, stinky stinky. Phew!"

bamcquern, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

does the dog have a sweater on?

sarahel, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

No, the dog has really, really long white hair that gets all over everything. Maybe each hair is about a foot long? Otherwise the dog is quite small. They don't clip its hair in the summer, either, which lasts 9 months in Florida.

And it yaps at everything. These two, they tend to tell ridiculous white lies when confronted about anything, so last night when my brother was on about his wife eating pumpkin rolls, she was elaborately explaining how it could not have been her, even though it's just him or her. And when I said I had taught their dog not to yap when I come home and leave the house, and it'd be easy for them to do, too, they said they like it when she yaps. And when the wife said that I was disagreeable, meaning that I disagree a lot, and I said she misused the word, she went to the dictionary and confusedly read the definition aloud and decided that that is what she meant after all, haw haw. This woman, she's finishing her journalism major and she doesn't know who Bill Moyers is. Not that I asked her - my totally un-news savvy stepdad mentioned him. And when I was watching Fox News one day, my brother said, "I hate Fox News, it's so stupid," and she said, "Why?" They have no hobbies, no interests, no friends. They are eating themselves from the inside. When I move out, there is no way they'll replace me. They wouldn't have anyone and no one would have them, with their goddamned decorative pillows that have to go two on one side of the couch and two on another.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

that sounds grim. well, at least the dog probably doesn't mind the air conditioning.

sarahel, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

bamcquern y do u live w/them?

‹◦‗‗‗‗‗•› (Lamp), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Lamp, why on that other thread did you think I was "probably dating someone"?

sarahel, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha really? it was joke callback to that dude that listed "probably has a bf" or something similar which made me lol cause i read ilx too much

‹◦‗‗‗‗‗•› (Lamp), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Because he's my brother and it was convenient. There were things about them I didn't know when I moved in. I guess I became self conscious at some point about being so self conscious about spaces, because it seemed finicky and uptight. But I've been reading this Edward T. Hall book about proxemics and it helps me understand a lot of why I'm uncomfortable living in this housing development in East (pretend) Orlando - without seeming like an uptight prig. To myself, at least. Anyway, I'm moving when the semester's out. I'm starting to toy around looking at craigslist listings.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

xp - it's not that you read ilx too much, it's that he's not on 77

sarahel, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 05:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

i almost otm-ed you, but then i restrained myself - it is no longer otm day.

sarahel, Wednesday, 2 December 2009 21:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

the things that people post to the regional alumni listserv of the college i went to are like a glimpse into a totally different world than i inhabit.

sarahel, Thursday, 3 December 2009 19:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

the freedom socialist party does not offer a way to unsubscribe from their mailing list.

sarahel, Thursday, 3 December 2009 21:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

today would have been Layperson's Formalist Approach to a Problematic Subject Day

sarahel, Monday, 14 December 2009 08:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

the admin log has a soundtrack

sarahel, Monday, 21 December 2009 00:20 (eight years ago) Permalink


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