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Something other than Joe, yo!
The R40 is looking nice. Big Blue has some nice little differences in how it handles driver upgrades and the like that make others seem outdated. No downloading things that get run with DOS boxes, no way. Instead, download, auto-extract to the preferred directory, then one utility handles the smooth installation of as many as possible. It only barfed on WinDVD, and even then provided a button to let me pick up the pieces. Yeah, not that complicated. Yeah, technology that's not innovative or new. But things have been smoother on the whole than last year. I realize a good deal of that is me not being the man I was a year ago, but it's not just that.

I'm still pumped as hell about seeing The Fugs tomorrow. Last night and most of the day, I had their first two albums on shuffling repeat. Right now the farmer rambling about the river of shit is going on in the background.

Well you know, I'm just, I'm just an old farm boy. Never had much of an education, but I do, I do know a couple of things mister prez. Number one, you can't fry that rice before you get it out of the field. And I've never seen any farmer use a B-52 for a harvester. And lookie here, I might be asking a little much, but I got four sons over there in Asia, who don't want to be there, and I don't want 'em there, they got to come home, I tell ya, and help me harvest the crops. My old lady is stole up, I got nine hundred acres of hemp, and eight hundred acres of poppies for V-A Day. Why don't ya send 'em on home, what about it?
If more people would like to join us, you're welcome to. This is like seeing Santana in Mexico, Fear Factory in LA, or Wesley Willis in Chicago. The Fugs, in the Village. Much like Gabriel, this might be their last tour. They're even older than he.


Saturday I went to the Pace with runstaverun, kikibird, and hiphopatcong. After ditching daylami last time, she missed us this time. We're going to have to alternate horse events from now on. It was lots of fun, and a totally Jersey day. The Nerds playing, Springsteen shirts everywhere, mobsters with cigars, it was a cosmic day of Jersey. After seeing over a half-dozen races, we went to the Tic Toc. That's where the whole debate began. After that I blew off carrisse and Kid Kameleon, passing out on the futon after hiphopatcong spread some wisdom and passed out on the floor. As he mentioned, he cut out before we woke up.


Sunday I woke up, hung out with kikibird for a while, and decided to be productive after she stopped playing Snood. Said goodbye, and drove off. But I didn't just drive home... Instead I got the itch to drive around for fun, something I couldn't do recently. I got the itch to see some nature, something I'll be missing soon in Hoboken. So I took the scenic drive passing my place, making the turn futurephase and I made for so long, but not stopping where he or I stopped. I drove up north until the ``Freeway End[ed]'', as the signs warned. Huge expansive views of beautiful hills covered completely with trees, farms, berry picking places, ski areas, all the good redneck sheep-lovin of Sussex county. It's hard to believe that NYC is so close to such a backwater place, but part of me is going to miss the proximity to nature. So I soaked it up, enjoying the perfect weather, the wind whipping through my car as I looked out over the lush valleys. Gorgeous. After I got home, I did some laundry after Banzai.

Speaking of which, Banzai is fucking hilarious. Mr. Shake Hands Man and Lady One Question were funny, yet another piece of brilliant comedy from the Brits. A noble culture who wouldn't bastardize a sandwich like the Sloppy Joe.


Monday night, as mentioned, saw Pirates again. This time kikibird, runstaverun, and I were joined by periol, windexcowboy, and caniswolfie. The movie was just as hilarious and great the second time. Watching it carefully, I found that it supported some of my theories to explain the perceived plot holes my compatriots tried to drive through last time, and they stayed consistent. And yes, I confirmed that Captain Jack does say my line (no worries) at one point. Though, reading online, we fucking should have stayed after the credits. Dammit! Why doesn't anyone tell me these things?

Before the movie I had a sloppy joe from Quick Chek, and half of caniswolfie's sub. Thus, he is spared. The rest of you who knew are still dead. After the movie we started the debate, which still rages on, which spurred further debates like the meme thing.

And that brings us up to the present. Party on, dudes!

Feeling: mischievous mischievous
Listening to: The Fugs, Virgin Forest

Chorus of 15 demons || Preach it
Comments
mineral2 From: mineral2 Date: July 15th, 2003 05:59 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
did you actually get out of your car and see nature deep in its heart? There aren't too many places left in the Northeast that are un-touched by humans.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 15th, 2003 06:04 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Yeah

A couple of times I pulled off and walked, but I mostly just enjoyed the hick nature of the area.

It's not an area untouched by humans. It's an area where humans have cut wide swaths and left the areas between undeveloped, which is as close as I'm going to get.
mineral2 From: mineral2 Date: July 16th, 2003 05:28 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Yeah

yeah, you'll have to go to up-state new york for some relatively unspoiled nature. You'll have to go out west to see old-growth forests.
kuntibird From: kuntibird Date: July 15th, 2003 07:11 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
if you are going to kill me, come over and do it now.
I am sick of this place anyway
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 15th, 2003 07:48 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

But wouldn't not killing you therefore serve as a better punishment?
mmepompadour From: mmepompadour Date: July 15th, 2003 07:13 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, the more you watch it the more you realize they actually did cover everything.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 15th, 2003 07:56 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah.

SPOILER ALERT







SERIOUSLY STOP READING NOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT SEEN


After the first time we saw it, the two I was with questioned how they killed Bootstrap, why they killed Bootstrap, and how his son getting the gold worked. I remembered them making a comment about irony, and theorized that they sunk him before the curse fully took effect, as they explained how it got worse over time. Of course, they could have sunk him, leaving him alive at the bottom of the ocean until his son finally got rid of the curse. If that's the case, him finally breaking the curse becomes an even greater quest, giving his father that so many regard as a good man peace at last.

The state of decay of Jack's body in the moonlight after he ``steals the gold'' seemed cheesy, as only having whatever damage/decay it would have suffered would make more sense, but why do curses have to be scientific? And, as a friend pointed out, if they just left him with a simple wound the audience might not get that he's undead.

The moonlight in the cell scene and fight scenes were really well done, alternating between flesh and bone pretty quickly at some points.

But yeah, as I said, great mix between humor and action. Not too childish, yet still fun Disney.

So thank you for building up my excitement of it over the past few months!
mmepompadour From: mmepompadour Date: July 15th, 2003 09:05 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yes, I always figured that Bootstrap was still alive somewhere in the unfathomable depths, doomed to lay there on the ocean floor.

In all, I've been able to give a viable explanation, mostly using things in the actual film, to every supposed continuity error brought up by those who've only seen it once.

It was very well done.

blackbytes From: blackbytes Date: July 15th, 2003 08:23 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

I swear I didn't know, please spare me!!!

BTW, if you need a nature fix, there's a reservoir that serves Newark on Canistear Road near Vernon. Beautiful, beautiful place - I've seen red foxes, hawks, eagles, terns, tons of herons and egrets, and - of course - the requisite white-tailed deer.

If you ever decide to check it out, let me know. My Dad's lake house is only 20 minutes from there, and since he's never home, we could bbq and hang out.
thelastbandito From: thelastbandito Date: July 16th, 2003 12:28 am (UTC) (Hard link)

MEME QUIZ!!

So this breaks like probably all rules and has nothing at all to do with anything in this post.

Meme Quiz ME! Because like. Fcuk, I'm bored. Or something.

noelr From: noelr Date: July 16th, 2003 11:30 am (UTC) (Hard link)

ironically

I think I prefer toilet paper that goes the other way.

I am posting here because comments are disabled above.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 16th, 2003 12:28 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Har!

Comments are disabled because I didn't want people commenting here and there.

You're wrong. Back in my freshman year of high school, we had a huge debate, critically analyzing the strengths of both curling methods. Brother Joe weighed both, a debate was had, and it was proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that over was better. As Brother Joe, learned scholar, said: ``Over baby!!''
noelr From: noelr Date: July 16th, 2003 03:27 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
if you say so.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 17th, 2003 08:46 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I've got the man of the house on my side. You've got meathead making the mistake of doing it your way.
noelr From: noelr Date: July 17th, 2003 10:33 am (UTC) (Hard link)
like i said, i'll take your word for it.
Chorus of 15 demons || Preach it