I'll take what you're wiling to give me.
― bamcquern, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:32 (eleven years ago) link
― a used up cumrag who now plays NFL for the Bengals (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:32 (eleven years ago) link
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:38 (eleven years ago) link
i think i am confused about the defition of the word
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:40 (eleven years ago) link
bathos is a kind of ridiculous and drama-deflating antclimax that in turn creates its own tragicomic drama
― a used up cumrag who now plays NFL for the Bengals (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:48 (eleven years ago) link
Xenkais' Legend D'Eere sounds like ants or bugs moving a large object that ends with an antclimax
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:50 (eleven years ago) link
pretty sure its just a typo of pathetic
― SMH (ice cr?m), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:51 (eleven years ago) link
― Lamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:51 (eleven years ago) link
you're diong it wrong
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 17:52 (eleven years ago) link
Lamp as Internet hardman:
Nothing can save those shoes. (Rolling Street Style / Fashion Blog Thread)
The suspenders are okay. (same)
I'm not really happy with my list but I've already wasted enough time on it.
01 Lunar: Silver Star Story 02 Final Fantasy Tactics 03 Castlevania 04 Metal Gear Solid 05 Chrono Trigger 06 Sid Meier's Civilization II 07 Super Metriod 08 Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past 09 Bomberman 10 Super Mario World 11 Sid Meier's Pirates! 12 Resident Evil 4 13 Dragon Quest VIII 14 Half-Life 2 15 Tetris 16 RBI Baseball 17 Secret of Mana 18 River City Ransom 19 Ninja Gaiden 20 Madden NFL series 21 Maniac Mansion 22 Bubble Bobble 23 Xenogears 24 Commander Keen 25 SNK vs. Capcom 2 26 Katamari Damacy 27 Prince of Persia 28 Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation. 29 EarthBound 30 Bioshock
He's not happy with his list.
ha I guess no one cares enough to start a thread for this year. I half listened to the game today and got temporarily excited about this season not entirely sucking. Aubrey Huff said something post game about how ppl had already written the team off and so they could just play w/o any pressure which helps since he plays best when his teams are doomed.
Then I was thinking that despite some bright spots realistically they have like the worst bullpen in the AL East and starting pitching already showing real weak spots lol Daniel Cabrera so I'm just going to let this stand as memorial to 1ST PLACE IN AL EAST!!11!!!1
Lamp's nipples harden as he eases into the nippy Internet pool.
More like the ribbon belt of men's footwear. I have a pair of Ralph Lauren boat shoes that have held up really well for like, five years (!) which I actually use for boating. Boat shoes are an okay causal alternative to sneakers but I think those shoes above look ugly and sloppy and kind of perverse.
ha even in Russian the book can be difficult. So many historical/social references incoded that aren't transparent to someone today. It's more that Nabokov represented the novel as a way forward for Russian lit and I just didn't see that in Bely's book. Mostly because of the two exceptions Zeno makes. Also not free of Tolstoy either in a macro sense? at least re: big universe vs. small people connections. My thinking was in the context of Russian literature I guess, rather than the larger W.European one. Petersburg also suffered from my teenage self reading Zamyatin ~ the same time and loving it w/entirely unabashed enthusiasm.
tbh I should just reread the book since I can't argue a position I formed when I was sixteen v. well.
I was mixing two arguments a little. I'm wholly unqualified to qn the masterpiece argument I do qn the idea that the book was ahead of its time and/or represented a real opposition to socialist-realism. This is the claim that Nabokov makes in... Strong Opinions, maybe? Google has no answer for me.
From what I've heard the English translation isn't v. good? I actually that it was oop but apparently not.
Is six months really enough time to get your portfolio and application together? My gf applied to MFA programs last fall/winter. By the end of the process she HATED her portfolio and was desperately trying to come up with alternative plans for next fall. Part of the problem was that she felt she rushed the last three pieces she made and that she couldn't present them with the same conviction and intelligence that she brought to the rest of her portfolio.
As well, admissions people were v. interested in her most recent work and how if fit into her development &c. so when so you talk about "cleaning up" your work it just seems glib. And if you're already that assured of your work and your admission why even bother with an MFA? There's a hell of a lot better funding for MA/Ph.d students and if you really just want to teach why not apply to those programs?
my first xpost. But yeah, when you're trying to get your work shown in galleries and/or land a fair number of commericial art and design jobs an MFA can be necessary just to get in the door.
Talented MFAs from Stanford have a much easier time getting their work in front of gallery owners, buyers and critics. It doesn't matter how great your work is if it gets stuck in the slush pile. As nabisco says it gives an editor/buyer/agent/whomever a reason to look at your work in the first place.
Hmm. I can't think of any recent all canvas Nikes... from 2-3 yrs ago? The Bruin/All Court was a canvas sneaker but I think they're made w/leather now. The only Bruins I could find w/a Google search are pre-1990. I also found these but again those are a lot older than 2005/6.
The last play I read was A Doll's House which I really liked but I only picked it up because I was going to see a performance of it. I read the rest of the collection and I well I enjoyed the other plays the haven't stuck with me as well as the one I saw performed.
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of ILX.
This is such a strong unendorsement that I almost missed "kind of fun". I really liked Yggdra Union which this is game is - nothing like? 10% like? Kinda similar to? I'm almost finished Persona 3, finally, so another goth-y JPRG would be nice.
I'd take the job too. Unless there's a high-degree of specialized knowledge required to a do job very few careers are closed off so I wouldn't sweat becoming unemployable outside this one industry. Actually, one of the things I've really liked about working in PR is that you get exposed to bunch of different types of companies and develop contacts at them - it's def. not unheard of people in the firm I work at to move to positions in a client's organizations.
From my limited experience most entry-level jobs whether in publishing, PR, advertising or film are pretty similar. My first job was working in risk mgmt at a large FI and my current job has absolutely nothing to do w/banking but the underlying skills I developed at my first job have certainly helped me at my current one. Plus just getting familiar w/like PowerPoint and performance appraisals and stuff is worthwhile.
When I was young I read Beckett's Endgame and it terrified me. I used to pick books out of our library based on their cover and the edition my parents have has this really creepy picture of Hamm on the cover in what looked to me like an electric chair. I was thouroughly unprepared for the play, in fact I didn't even know it was a play or what to make of the stage directions. But the story left me sad and scared and thrilled: I didn't quite know what to make of it but the ideas in the story seemed wise and immense and true.
A few years later my mother took me to see Endgame performed during the Beckett Festival and I was completely disappointed. Seeing the play performed robbed the words of their immensity and left them cramped and small. So while I do love seeing plays performed live my favourite plays are always better in my head.
Precocious young Lamp reading Beckett.
Top ten will all be games form the 80s I've never played
Finished Joseph O'Neil's Netherland yesterday. I wanted to start a thread called "'We courted in the style preferred by the English: alcoholically' Joseph O'Neil's Netherland" but was afraid no one cares/has the read the book/would post.
I loved it so much I'm reticent to give form or shape to my enthusiasm because I'm not sure I can describe the why w/o falling into hyperbole and/or incoherence. A big part of the pleasure in reading, for me, is stumbling on moments where an author makes explicable thoughts and feelings that I've had but have never been able to formulate and Netherland is filled w/those moments. When he's describing the formation of players on a cricket field, or applying for a driver's license or the drunken logic which dictates a boozy night out, O'Neill's prose is perfect. I just loved this novel so much.
FWIW, re: Woolf I felt the same about Mrs. Dalloway the first time I read it, that feeling of having a writer both describe life as I know it and sharply illuminating things I'd never thought to articulate. Nothing else she's written has come close to that, for me.
Oh, and Stone Monkey Red Wolf is formulaic but I... don't care, really. I thought Redick did a great job of giving me what I wanted, which was a fun, exciting story and fun, enjoyable characters. Actually one of the benefits of reading way too much fantasy is that, considering how dark most recent fantasy is, a few of the plot points broke in ways I wasn't entirely expecting them to.
Your opinion counts.
The Simpsons at it's best is just something none of these other shows can fuck with.
Lorax: last of the internet hardwoods
The turning point?
Sounds like a basic e(x) calculation is negative? You’re employeer won’t cover any the expenses + limited value of executive MBA to your field + debt load? Common wisdom now seems to be MBAs have the best return when you’re getting some coverage from your employer and you only want generalized mgmt knowledge.
Did a lot of research ~2 yrs ago when I was graduating and most of the advice I got was to try more multidisciplinary grad programs. Better breadth of coverage and preparation. I was working in finance at the time and it was highly recommended that I do an MS in financial mathematics.
Sorry, rereading yr posts I see you're interested in nfp/ngo work. Maybe something like SIPA at Columbia is a better fit? A v. good friend of mine goes there, she really likes it and they have an executive/part time master's program.
Lamp went to college.
Kind of an ex post, in facto since I got a buzzcut last night but I still crave the internet's approval. Or disapproval. Whichever.
The heart of the heart of things.
I don't really get this, at all. Like, I keep trying to construct a rebuttal and just end up circling back to "watch the episodes again"
Lamp and TV.
There may, in truth, be ideas of interest and importance in this article but it appears here to this reader as if the determined grandiloquence is a mere varnish on the harder stuff of incoherence. In the eyes of fools a tautology could be lofted as wisdom and, girded by subordinate clauses and French affectations, be spun out to support any manner of blinded insights.
Lamp and what he'd like to call parody.
For some reason I always finding well-fitting pants is more of a challenge for me than buying dress shirts. The best pair of work pants I own are from Philip Lim. I bought two pairs at a Barney's Co-op sale last year for ~$135. They're fitted w/o being too snug and the line manages to stay sharp and crisp w/o making me look ill-proportioned. They may be on sale now @ Aloha Rag. Unfortunately I don't think Barney's carries them (or at least I didn't see any last time I was there.)
I don't think, or a least certainly don't know of, any one place you can go to find reasonbly-priced, attractive, quality clothes. As Laurel said I think it's just a process of keeping your eyes open, trying things on and doing your homework to make sure you get a good price.
Lamp and clothes.
If yr interested in interbank lending and credit markets I'd stop thinking in terms of actual physical assets. I dk if what yr interested in is how currency reserves physically adjust? I dk much about that tbh. When I was first hired as an analyst I got a like, ten minute talk on how the retail side works and then promptly forgot all about it.
Interbank loans vary in structure depending on the length of the loan e.g. fi w/reserve accounts will settle transactions through the fed and, at the end of the night those who have funds in excess of the minimum required can lend that money to other banks that are short of funds, hence the "overnight rate". Term loans are generally done through the Fed funds market or other interbank markets the actual transactions, again, handled electronically.
I have a feeling I'm not really addressing yr qn are you interested in how transactions are processed or who transactions are structred or both?
Lamp invests money.
hahaha that "miasma of beauteousness" comment is driving me a little crazy in that it seems apt but also cruel, in that i feel it misconstrues the best of what her prose does. but i cant think of how to refute it, really.
fwiw i was watching generation kill last nite and the line about septimus crying in mrs. dalloway kept appearing in my head and maybe that's what i like about her empurpled flights of fancy is that they seem like true descriptions of near unreal emotional states?
watching generation kill thinking baout woolf
even the barette + headband combo? mostly she looked adorable becuz it was leighten imo
the only one that looked straight retarded was eric and that dude always looks a little palsy... maybe the haircut? or just bad acting. oh and nate dressed like the dad in a charmin commercial at the party was lulz
Lamp watches Gossip Girl.
Pierre Menard, autor del (Lamp)
Literary allusions abound.
have you been following the credit-derivatives market?
sry i misread yr post
hey ilx poster burt_stanton want to move to iceland i think the ppl their might have the sort of worldview that u can relate to + all the time u can wear sweaters. sweaters w/ reindeer even probably and girls will love your deep, uncompromising and sarcastic sense of humour. u can design flash games and practice whaling law and talk about how much u hate other europeans.
Lamp travels. His inimitable, totally unaffected posting style continues to develop.
i really liked the books but they are different from the show kinda meaner and more distanced from the characters. they're funnier than the show is usually too.
haha i haven't actually seen today's episode yet because i just got home from work. lol ktla.
Gossip Girls novelizations
sorry to be insufferable :_:
did u read the foster wallace piece in the newyorker???
life is bewilderment
Lamp rads Gaddis.
i started rereading these 4 a job and got pretty into them again tbh
could right so much about how rad they are but fukk the h8rs
Lamp defensive about reading doorstops.
LAMP INTERNET HARDMAN AND USER OF WORDS
― bamcquern, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 18:48 (eleven years ago) link
its been a looooooong coupla yrs here on the internet
― Lamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 18:54 (eleven years ago) link
And now we say yrs instead of years. And u instead of you. And we, what, don't want to engage with people as we really are because they might hurt our feelings?
― bamcquern, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 18:56 (eleven years ago) link
i am butthrut
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 18:59 (eleven years ago) link
bam life (lyfe? lie-fuh?) is change ppl change for example i would rate robot taisen much higher now
buttruth btw imo
― Lamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:20 (eleven years ago) link
thread of mising the old Lamp
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:23 (eleven years ago) link
I thought life was bewilderment.
― bamcquern, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:27 (eleven years ago) link
Maybe new new Lamp will be like the old Lamp.
love is never heaving to say i'm sorry
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:27 (eleven years ago) link
love is never having to say i'm sorry i cheated on u but you should not have broken into my gmail account
― bamcquern, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:29 (eleven years ago) link
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:30 (eleven years ago) link
change is bewiltering!
― Lamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:30 (eleven years ago) link
xp - it wasn't gmail though
live is chance
― Lamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:31 (eleven years ago) link
gee, male a cunt
rapiness is sleevery
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:31 (eleven years ago) link
i am not sure precisely how to react to that bamcquern hagiography, but whatever it is, it's pretty goodf
― a used up cumrag who now plays NFL for the Bengals (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:32 (eleven years ago) link
― Lamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:32 (eleven years ago) link
― bamcquern, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:35 (eleven years ago) link
― Lamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:36 (eleven years ago) link
thats not really a typo thats reality tho sry
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:36 (eleven years ago) link
― Lamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:38 (eleven years ago) link
― Lamp, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:39 (eleven years ago) link
Cavary Greeting to you in the mighty name of Jesus
― sarahel, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 22:05 (eleven years ago) link
― sarahel, Friday, 20 November 2009 17:38 (eleven years ago) link
cant 4 the lyfe of me figure out what the bt is here keep wanting it to be cavalry but that... doesnt make sense? at least 2 me
― Lamp, Saturday, 21 November 2009 18:27 (eleven years ago) link
xxp - it was from a spam email i received - pretty sure it's supposed to be calvary - and no, it doesn't make sense. i don't know how bathetic it is, really.
― sarahel, Saturday, 21 November 2009 18:39 (eleven years ago) link
yah i googled it and most of the 1st page results were for sites detailing online scams the other was for a french translation and a christian forum of some kind
― Lamp, Saturday, 21 November 2009 18:52 (eleven years ago) link
good lack everybody
― sarahel, Sunday, 22 November 2009 02:47 (eleven years ago) link
I can't explain every moment of weakenss.
― bamcquern, Monday, 23 November 2009 00:01 (eleven years ago) link
Urgent Assitance Needed
― sarahel, Sunday, 29 November 2009 20:41 (eleven years ago) link
unguent assistance needed
― ه·ه·ه· ژ-ژ ه*ه !!! סּ^סּ LOLOLOL (Lamp), Sunday, 29 November 2009 20:57 (eleven years ago) link
i will not go unguently into that good night
― ه·ه·ه· ژ-ژ ه*ه !!! סּ^סּ LOLOLOL (Lamp), Sunday, 29 November 2009 20:58 (eleven years ago) link
i like the word unguent v much
unctuous unguent unction
― Puddle of Thudd (acoleuthic), Sunday, 29 November 2009 21:00 (eleven years ago) link
we will ceblerate L0uis during Backslapcember.
― sarahel, Sunday, 29 November 2009 21:04 (eleven years ago) link
During the regular update and verification process of PayPal Accunt
― sarahel, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 23:10 (eleven years ago) link
remeber this vintage t-shirt?
― sarahel, Friday, 4 December 2009 01:43 (eleven years ago) link
urban density, community, social anxiety: living arrangements in cities and subrubs
― sarahel, Tuesday, 15 December 2009 18:46 (eleven years ago) link
holy shit at meta upthread!
― plaxico (I know, right?), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 22:16 (eleven years ago) link
― sarahel, Tuesday, 15 December 2009 22:27 (eleven years ago) link
the elmination of incompetence
― sarahel, Thursday, 24 December 2009 06:39 (eleven years ago) link
― dayo, Thursday, 7 October 2010 14:13 (ten years ago) link
my mom just tried to tell me "its sad :(" except it came out "its said :("
my favorite typo ever is however a signed birthday card from my father that said "love, dod"
― steendriver DUMB BIG, his HOOS got HOOS (dayo), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 12:57 (ten years ago) link
hahaha it's said :(
bamcquern's epic post upthread is still kinda magnificent
― best poster with ten-letter single-word username (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 13:07 (ten years ago) link
"gossip girl novelisations" doesnt make sense bc the programme is based on the books
― plax (ico), Thursday, 20 January 2011 09:58 (ten years ago) link
i shoulda stuck to associative youtube posting and gnomic subgabbenb quotations i shoulda been happy
― spectrum dudes (Lamp), Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:40 AM (2 hours ago)
― sarahel, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:50 (ten years ago) link
― dayo, Sunday, 3 April 2011 15:59 (ten years ago) link
whenever someone on the internet spells it "masterbating" it always makes the sentence seem exponentially sadder
― bird absolutely seen asses (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 3 April 2011 16:03 (ten years ago) link
I'm going to spend a whole day masterbating! I already booked a motel room, I got a stack of porno magazines and videos and I'm gonna BEAT IT RAW! Anyone else ever do this?
― Mr Happy, Saturday, April 22, 2006 2:10 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
― bird absolutely seen asses (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 3 April 2011 16:04 (ten years ago) link
Pete Doherty Thrown Out Of Thailand Rehab For Being A Bad Influence On Patience
Singer Said To Be Bad Influence On Other Patience
― text:gabbneb AND displayName:gabbneb (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 15:33 (eight years ago) link
keep doing this b/c the keys are right next to each other: Dartmouth -> fartmouth
― a slow tempo, and existential lyrics with YOLO imagery. (crüt), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 18:30 (eight years ago) link
that's not a typo tho
― Gandalf’s Gobble Melt (DJP), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 18:53 (eight years ago) link