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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Business Trip (gaghack!)

"-the Boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time amidst muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes; to which detestable pounding and piping dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic Ultimate gods, the blind, voiceless, tenebrous, mindless Other gods whose soul and messenger is the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep."

Last night I was stuck for about 2 hours in a stupid Washington DC airport, tired, bored, irritable and I started reading a wierd HP Lovecraft book (The Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath) in the quietest corner I could find, which was not very quiet at all. I read the above in the first chapter.

The airport, with it's annoying array of timezones and stiff with the essence of pure waiting did indeed seem to consist of chambers beyond time. The unavoidable yet almost inaudible TVs with thier stupid commercials and theme music and the PA with its babble and everybody on cellphones... I truly was amidst muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes. To this detestable pounding and piping the slow, awkward and absurd business people and news shows danced while the blind, mindless Tv celebs conveyed their messages of crawling chaos.

Airports are a Lovecraftian Hell. A small black stray kitten would have been most welcome company. Glad to be home

Friday, May 21, 2010

Things I Don't Get: Part1: Make up

I'd get it if you were trying to hide in the jungle, or if you had been burned by acid, or were just naturally ugly. I kind of get perfume, because of you are trying to fake pheromones. (Even that is dumb because 1: it's kind of underhanded and sneaky and 2: wow-find something else to worry about.)

But why a normal person, going to a normal place, like outside, would feel the need to put paint on their face is just flat weird to me.

I can see it if it were part of some sort of heathen ritual. Or if you wanted to scare the jeepers out of the enemy tribe when you went to kill them. Or if it was Halloween. That's all good fun. I'm not saying it doesn't have it uses.

I'm not saying that all girls are stupid. I'm just saying what sort of bizarre thought process do you have to go through before you find yourself in front of a mirror putting skin colored color on your skin? How does a human being come to this?!

Yeah, I know. "You say you like the way we look just as well without it, but you treat us different when we wear it." So, that's probably true. But it's still dumb.

Does it make hash out of your psyche? "No. we feel better when we wear it" But isn't that the same as feeling bad without it? Is it like a self esteem deficiency thing?

I don't mind that you do it. It's cool. It's your face. I'm easy going. I like girls. But I don't get it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Anand Wins!

Bottom of the ninth, tie game. Today was the last possible full length game in the series. I thought it would most likely be a tie and go into sudden death speed games. (at this level of play a speed game starts with 20 minutes to each side with the possiblity to earn back time- to me this is a fairly sedate, slow paced game.) Toplov had white, and had been playing well, so barring a tie, the next most expected outcome was a win by Toplov, ending the series and dethroning Anand. The last thing I expected to see was Anand winning with black, but that's what happened. Before today's game both competitors had won two games each, always as white.

Conratulations to Anand, retaining his title, but you have to hand it to Toplov, he put up a monster of a fight.

What to look forward to next?

The Canidates Tournament: 8 players duke it out for the right to be the next to challenge Anand for his title. No date for the tournament has been set that I know of. 6 of the 8 Canidates have been determined:

Toplov (obviously)
Kramnik, who Anand unseated in 2008,
Gata Kamsky, The American!- who Toplov beat out to be this year's challenger,
Magnus Carlsen and
two other guys I have never mentioned before and don't know much about.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Day after Tommorrow

Watched "The Day after Tommorrow" and literally laughed the entire time. It was almost as high-larious as the latest Twilight Movie.

I'm pretty sure I could write a disaster movie in about 20 minutes.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Here's a link to the high-larious story about how you can get a kicked off campus for wearing a t-shirt with the American flag on it.

Here's a link to the campus staff directory, in case you feel like explaining to anyone about how they are QUEER.