Thursday, October 26, 2006


First of all, I'm disapointed with OSK because, despite saying many times that he would, has not posted on his blog in ages. You would find said blog over on the right (along with the new, super spiffy "Hall of Fame" section) but he hasn't posted in forever and switched to a much uglier template. Get it together.

But I'm even more dissapointed in the Internet. I used to think it was an endless see of mostly useless information and free porn which contained limitless jewels of actualy usefull stuff but that apparently isn't the case (except for the porn, I've yet to find an end to that). It all started last winter, when I got obsessed with curling during the olympics. I scoured the internet looking for curling simulations so I could get a piece of the action, and I found it surprisingly lacking. One version used puppies and the other was extemely difficult and allowed for bank shots (which is cheating). Plus I was terrible. Then came my search for a decent RPG, and although I found one in RK, it appears to be the only one. There was also an incident involving Star Trek paraphanalia which left me very disenchanted with this whole 'internet' thing.

Am I the only one who nievely assumed that there was no end to the Internet? That not only could you find anything, but you could find it in copious amounts. Its like finding out that Thomas Jefferson owned slaves or that Jesus ate babies (too soon?). Imagine if they told you the universe actualy consisted of just this solar system; it wouldn't be terribly inconviniencing (sp?) since you weren't gonna use Lyra anyways, and theres still more shit and stellar dust than you could ever need, but its still really disturbing. At least we still have Santa Claus.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

This is it!

50 posts. I'm very excited, even though 50 isn't all that many. I figure it proves this wasn't just another stupid idea I couldn't stick to, and that it survived past my summer of riciculous free time. Remember those days when I'd write about e-cults and dumb shit I'd seen on other blogs and no one read it? I remember. But now I write about...actualy I have no idea what I write about but at least you can't count my readers on one hand anymore. So heres a little celebration...







That was fun. To further comemorate this super-historic event, I'm introducing the "7th Notion Hall of Fame". If I can figure out the HTML (I do hope that 'hooray' trick worked) it'll be added to the sidebar and have all the best posts, chosen by you. Thats right, you the readers. So please vote by e-mail (not by comments).

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Make Life A Controlled Substance: An Official Petition

Most people try to tell you that "getting high on life" is a good thing, but getting high is getting high. Just say 'no'. I used to be a good kid, I did my schoolwork and stuff. Then I started doing life. No one told me how strong it was, I mean, it sounded so innocent...just go out and have dinner or eat gumdrops or what have you. And sure, I enjoyed it at first. Then a little while passed and I noticed something: I really wanted a little more life. So I lived a little more, then a little more. Soon I was doing it all the time. I stopped doing my homework, stopped running hard enough, lost all my friends...wait, no, that didn't happen, but it was still really bad.

It's too late for me now, but not for you. If you don't have a life (and if you read this blog, thats likely) and someone offers you one, just say no. No. Really, just say no. Life is like an addiction, it'll ruin

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Welcome to the Kingdom, We've Got Fun and Games

A while back, I embarked on an e-quest to find a decent online text-based rpg. I've always loved rpgs (role playing games) and wanted one to do in my spare time, but I was dismayed by all the horrible, cheesy ones I found (no good can come of something that claims "barbarian" is a race and gives level 1 theives fire spells). I was about to give up when I stumbled upon a real gem: Renaissance Kingdoms. Its a classy, economic-based rpg with basicly no fighting and a big base of dedicated players.

I've been spending a lot of time in the local "tavern" (a chat room for players where you can get your character wasted) talking with people from all over the US and UK. Its one of the best social envirerments I've ever been in because the demo that kind of game ttracts is so nice. They're all friendly, intellectual, invested in this fantasy world, and eager to role-play a little. Plus theres a certain real satisfaction you get from sharing a round of drinks with friends, ever if it isn't IRL. Its so fun and the people are so welcomng that it makes me think that, outside of Syria, the Bible Belt, and Fox News, humanities not all bad.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Today I tried to spell "Headquaters" with a 'g'

Its not the only dumb thing I did, I also failed a physics test but thats kinda off topic (which is impressive considering there is no topic). But I also learned something new: when you put something on facebook, everybody sees it. This might seem obvious but I'm apparently not very bright...(for those you you who might know about a certain wall post, that has nothing to do with this, honest).

I've been wanting to use this title for a while, but it doesn't lend itself to an actual post, so I'm gonna do one of those blog-questionaire things I stole off someone else's blog, Anusha's Secret Backup.

1. You can press a button that will make any one person explode. Who would you blow up?
Pat Robertson, because it'd be sooo ironic

2.You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist out of existence. Which one will it be?
Whoever is was that recorded "loveshack"...(shudder)

3.Who would you really like to just punch in the face?
J. J. Abrams (you'll understand when Star Trek: XI comes out)

4.What is your favorite cheese?
I'm not much of a cheese guy, unless its on pizza so I guess whatever that kind is

5.You can only have one kind of sandwich. Every sandwich ingredient known to humankind is at your immediate disposal. What kind will you make?
lol...just take a guess

6.You have the opportunity to sleep with the movie celebrity of your choice. We are talking no-strings-attached sex and it can only happen once. Who is the lucky celebrity of your choice?
Kiera Knightly

7.You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who do you pick?
Jon Bon Jovi, just to be able to say I did

8. Now that you've slept with two different people in a row, you seem to be having an excellent day because you just came across a hundred-dollar bill on the sidewalk. Holy shit, a hundred bucks! How are you gonna spend it?
vault, gumdrops, and the latest 'girls gone wild'

9.You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
Iceland, who knows why

10.Upon arrival to the aforementioned location, you get off the plane and discover another hundred-dollar bill. Shit! Now that you are in the new location, what are you gonna do?
get totaly hammered with my new icelandian friends

11.An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. It is...?
strawberry daquari

12.Rufus appears out of nowhere with a time-traveling phone booth. You can go anytime in the PAST. What time are you traveling to and what are you going to do when you get there?
I'd go visit egypt at the time the aliens were building the pyramids

13.You discover a beautiful island upon which you may build your own society. You make the rules. What is the first rule you put into place?
No outside drinks

14.You have been given the opportunity to create the half-hour TV show of your own design. What is it called and what's the premise?
"Breakfast with Friends", its a seinfeld-esque sitcom but with quirkier characters and more imside jokes that never get explained

15.What is your favorite curse word?
son of a bitch, its not one word but oh well

16.One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around your bed. What do you do?
bend their spirits to my will and start a broadway show

17.Your house is on fire, holy shit! You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don't worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely.So what's the item?
my journal, even though its not really one object so much as a pile of loose-leaf paper

18.The Angel of Death has descended upon you. Fortunately, the Angel of Death is pretty cool and in a good mood, and it offers you a half-hour to do whatever you want before you bite it. Whatcha gonna do in that half-hour?
try my darndest to get laid

19.You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What's it gonna be?

20.You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
Spring Formal last May, I'm not sure which half-hour, probably one somewhere in the middle

21.You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
About 3 weeks after the aformentioned time

22.You got kicked out of the country for being a time-traveling heathen who sleeps with celebrities and has super-powers. But check out this cool shit... you can move to anywhere else in the world! Bitchin'! What country are you going to live in now?
Canada, which is convinient cuz I'd rather live there than year anyways

23.This question still counts, even for those of you who are under age. Check it out. You have been eternally banned from every single bar in the world except for ONE. Which one is it gonna be?
never having been to a bar, its hard to say

24.Hopefully you didn't mention this in the super-powers question.... If you did, then we'll just expand on that. Check it out... Suddenly, you have gained the ability to FLOAT!!! Whose house are you going to float to first, and be like "Dude, check it out... I can FLOAT!"?
my buddy Andrew Blutt, cuz he'd find it so ridiculous and not impressive

25.The constant absorption of magical moonbeams mixed with the radioactive vegetables you consumed earlier has given you the ability to resurrect the dead famous-person of your choice. So which celebrity will you bring back to life?
JRR Tolkien or Gene Roddenberry, both of the them have so much more to give

26.The Celestial Gates of Beyond have opened, much to your surprise because you didn't think such a thing existed. Death appears. As it turns out, Death is actually a pretty cool entity, and happens to be in a fantastic mood. Death offers to return the friend/family-member/person, etc. of your choice to the living world. Who will you bring back?
My grandfather (dad's side). I never knew him but I'd love to tell him the Sox finaly won (which they didnt in his lifetime)

27.What's your theme song?
I don't really have a theme song, I'd say "How to Save a Life" by The Fray right now, cuz its awesome and I'm obsessed with it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Your always hearing about people's "inspiration", that one seminal moment that shaped who they are as people. Seems like everyone has some sappy story of inspiration about books or people or seeing the bright little light of Neptune from their back porch when they were 10. Personaly, I've never bought into it. I'm not saying I don't beleive all these people were inspired by something, I just think they're laying it on a little thick, and certainly that its something that will never happen to me (the reasons for which are far beyond the scope of this blog). But today (or yesterday?) I was watching the movie "Contact" in astronomy class and the scene where they first discover and decode the Vegan message actualy hardcore inspired me (the rest of the movie is alright, up until the actual contact with aliens, which sucked...though '18 hours of static' is chilling). It really made me proud to be a science-geek (which is to say proto-scientist) and want to join SETI really badly. I want to go into space too, but 'astronaut' doesn't fit into my career plans very well (such as they are).

One life is definitly not enough.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

So Wrong, Yet so Right

...just like being covered in baby oil. Why is it that really ono-PC jokes are funny (and does that make me a bad person?)? I mean, I know they're wrong and really offensive, but they're hilarious. Here's a couple, just for shits.
How many feminists does is take to screw in a lightbulb? Two, one to screw it in and the other to shut the fuck up and get me a sandwhich.
(courtesy of Stanger to Sanity,

Why don't women wear whatches? Because there's a clock on top of the stove.
((courtesy of Ryan Higgins, former XC stud and all-round bigot)

"Everyone say 'railroad'!" (said to a bunch of Asians posing for a picture)

Plus I love bugging one of my Korean buddies with all sorts of Asian stereotypes, like calling him a "Chinaman" and whatnot.
BTW, I'm bugged by feminists, at least the modern man-eating ones.

Everyone Needs to Just Chill

And write, well not everyone, just me. I could blame it on school, but I'm flunking out (relativisticly) or sports, but I'm really slow (ditto) so I'm very ashamed about my bad blogging.

Oh, before I get to the stuff about chilling, I want to say how dissapointed I am with the writer of "I am a big Dork", who hasn't posted in decades (and his last post was about not posting for a week). Your off the links. Bitch.

Ok, news bulletin for the world: Dude (yeah, the world is a dude), you need to chill. Seriously, just calm down for like one minute, take a deep breath, and relaaaaax.

Okay? Good. Doesn't that feel a lot better? Wouldn't we all feel better if we just relaxed a little and stopped caring about all this nonsense? Actualy, I have no idea 'cuz I'm not particularly chill (or cool, don't know if they're related). Would I be happier if I stopped making such a big deal out of how much I miss my "ex", how badly I'm racing right now, getting in college, etc? I imagine I'd be happy, at least for a while. Then after about a month, I'd find myself even slower, rejected at Amherst (assuming I ever bothered applying), else bad. But wait...isn't chilling supposed to be good? I mean, it says it right there in the title...Shit this is hard...


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Danger Dr. Robinson!

Warm fudge brownies. How appetizing does that sound? Warm....Fudge....Brownies. Mmmmmm. Just like mom used to make and dipped in fudgy good.

No! Its a lie!

The other day, me and a classics-obsessed klingon went down to the local dominos for dinner and a big bag of gum drops. When we order, they (the people there are so nice, its surreal) asked if we wanted free fudge brownies. Who would ever turn down free fudge brownies? Hopefully, dear reader, you will because no good can come of Dominos Fudge Brownies! (What did any of us really expect from chocolaty pastries from a place that makes pizza and wings?). But anyways, there I was sitting in Dominos (yeah, we ate there 'cuz we're that fucking classy) having just eaten a very satisfying dinner and I figure, 'ah, what the hell, I'll try a brownie'. So I pop the whole thing in my mouth and o...m...f...g. It was horrible; hard on the outside, dry and gross on the inside and it tasted like the worth kind of imitation chocolate. Even worse, as I'm trying to force this thing down without spewing it all over that fine (though moderately sadistic) establishment the only thing I can think of is "it's like a fiesta in my mouth" (don't ask). Now its really hard to not spit it out 'cuz I'm laughing so much. But the night wasn't a loss since it involved large amounts of the super-healthy combo of Mountain Dew and gum drops, plus we came up with the ingenious idea of spedning a whole night (and I mean whole night) in the local mobil station, maybe hanging with Steve the Chip Guy.

Back to my point, fudgems (yeah, thats right, these gross brownies even have their own mascot) is an agent of satan.