Tuesday, December 31, 2002

now i have to get used to writing '03 instead of '02
townhallsteps.com :: View topic - Getting beaten up on THS

what the fuck???? read that forum thread... scary shit. and in sydney too
i borrowed who's afraid of virginia woolf and the big lebowski.

i also got these on vcd (all pirated):
new best friend
the salton sea
kissing jessica stein
avenging angelo
i wonder if any of these will be good...
i bought mulholland dr today for 33.96. CHEAP! and i got jeans that were 30% off. CHEAP! and a polo shirt that was $35 off. BARGAIN!

Monday, December 30, 2002

fuck! the dvd fucks up twice during the movie, it just freezes and you miss about a minute of footage. fuck! there's all these scratches and shit on the disc surface, damn ebay sellers...
my donnie darko dvd just arrived in the mail. YES!
ghost dog: way of the samurai is a very cool movie. i liked the fact that all that was watched on TV was cartoons. and some parts were pretty funny too.

i'm still watching pi.

currently downloading cube

Sunday, December 29, 2002

The Onion | America's Finest News Source™

I thought this was damn funny:
2-D Doritos Sales Lagging
DALLAS—In the wake of the launch of "Doritos 3-Ds," Frito-Lay is experiencing a sharp decrease in sales of its original two-dimensional Doritos. "The public has gone wild for our revolutionary three-dimensional chips, which, in addition to the usual length and width, also possess depth," Frito-Lay spokesman Isaac Toomer said. "So wild, in fact, they have lost interest in traditional monoplanar snack chips." Toomer said Frito-Lay is now developing a highly theoretical "Funyuns 4-D." "One day, people everywhere will enjoy crispy, extratemporal Funyuns that intersect with an infinite number of parallel universes," Toomer said. "It will be a whole new world of non-Euclidean snacking."
this one time, i drank half a light beer. i woke up three days later at the docks with two tattoos, a prince albert, and i was handcuffed to a big black guy in a sailor suit.

Saturday, December 28, 2002

my kazaa broke... and i was downloading ghost dog


Friday, December 27, 2002

i won the auction for this poster from ebay

Thursday, December 26, 2002

With his newfound courage, Cecil politely asked the girl for a cigarette. She looked at him, with a puzzled look that said, "Why are you talking to me?” Quickly, her face metamorphosed into what one would think was sincerely friendly, but in fact was merely a facade in order to convince others of her true sociable nature. Reaching into her beige designer purse, she removed a pack of Marlboro Light's. Showing the world how much she could trust a stranger, she passed the box to Cecil, who was now entrusted with one of her possessions. Flicking back the lid, he pulled out one of the white tipped cigarettes and took out the lighter which was kept amongst them^. He lifted it up to his mouth and held his hand around the tip to shield the compressed butane flame from the wind. He thanked the gracious stranger as he returned the box to her. Drawing short wisps of smoke into his lungs, he stood in the doorway of the closed Chinese restaurant. The traffic lights had stopped the cars, and for just a moment everything was silent. In this small window of opportunity, he could hear the gentle crackling of the tobacco as it combusted in the soft, red, ashy glow. It gave him an idyllic whim of being out camping, sitting around a warm log fire under a cloudless and starry night, roasting marshmallows^. The 6-cylinder roar of a metallic silver Mercedes Benz as it took off quickly jerked him back into the dreary dullness of the inner city.

^ these sentences sound fucked

what do you think? leave a message on the tag-board...
so i printed out all these signs that say "am i dreaming" and stuck them around my room. the idea is, that i will be so used to seeing them, i may actually see the signs in my dreams. then, in my dream, i will ask myself, "am i dreaming?". to which the answer will be, "yes". and WHAM, i'm lucid dreaming. or at least that's how i think it works...

and another thing, i should do a lot of reality testing to see if i'm dreaming or not. so when i read the am i dreaming sign, i should look away, and then look back at it. according the the lucidity institute, most of the time, when you read text whilst dreaming, the text will not be there when if you look away, then back again.

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

my name is colin, i was named after the doctor that delivered me. his name was actually collin, with two l's. thanks for reading.

i like the domain name
yes, i am a voyeur. in the non sexual sense of the word.

huzzah, i finished downloading pi. will watch later
so you may be wondering what the hell all this stuff is... it's just interesting stuff for a story i want to write but i haven't gotten around to writing. so whenever i find something interesting, i just blog it, so please excuse the long long posts. but anyway...

i love ellipses...

and this is why i love jack handey "I can still recall old Mister Barnslow getting out every morning and nailing a fresh load of tadpoles to the old board of his. Then he'd spin it round and round, like a wheel of fortune, and no matter where it stopped he'd yell out, "Tadpoles! Tadpoles is a winner!" We all thought he was crazy. But then we had some growing up to do."

smh.com.au - Heartless killer shoots koala

Heartless killer shoots koala
Date: December 24 2002

Wildlife officers are calling for public help after a koala was found shot dead in the north west of Sydney.
The body of the female koala was found in the backyard of a home in Colo Heights last Friday and was retrieved by the RSPCA, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).
An examination showed the animal had been shot in the chest.
NPWS spokeswoman Samantha Mattila said she was sickened by the koala's killing, especially as the tiny Hawkesbury colony was struggling to survive.
"We're talking about only a handful in that region," she said.
"We actually thought that the population had died out in the Hawkesbury area and only recently we found two koalas there.
"To find one shot dead is tragic."
Under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, the killer faces up to six months in jail and/or a $3,300 fine.
"I have no idea what would compel someone to do something like that or what kind of person would want to do something like that," Ms Mattila said.
"The main thing we're concerned about is catching the perpetrators of this nasty crime."
Anyone with information should contact NPWS on (02) 4588 2400 or the RSPCA on (02) 9709 5433.


do people care this much about human deaths?

ask yourself this...
Jim's quiet musings . . .

on tourists... they're probably always wondering "everyone around me has a weird fucking accent" and i'm like this weirdo has a weird fucking accent. and it's all funny and stuff
do firefighters smoke?

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

social commentary, eg 12 y.o. girls all slutted up... at first he'll be like i know "who am i to judge others?" but as time goes by... he's all like "who gives a fuck what anyone thinks?" its not like i'm ever going to talk to them, so what does it matter what i think to myself?
talk about homeless people
Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey

More Deep Thoughts

funny shit. maybe some material here...
jung, importance of dreams

not knowing what fear is, until meeting unimaginable scary shit in a lucid, and taking time to defeat it. the fear takes over his real life until he beats it in a lucid, then nothing in real life can compare to the lucid dream. LD = lucid dream RL = real life
have a "scene" where the guy sees an animal that has been killed by someone reminds him of paper article/tv clip about some greenie bitching about a killed native animal, and how senseless the killing was. ponder whether the animal was worth more than a human. find the answer in a dream???
why do people do such stupid shit?

Police launch manhunt after double murder
Date: December 24 2002

Queensland police have launched a massive manhunt for a suspected gunman after the brutal murder of a woman and her boyfriend in an outback town.
Two children are in protective custody after the bodies of their 26-year-old mother and her 21-year-old boyfriend were discovered by police in a car boot in bushland near Goondiwindi in south-west Queensland.
The bodies were found in a white Holden Commodore, 35km east of Goondiwindi, off Wiaga Road just before 8am (AEST), a police spokeswoman said.

or other stupid crap like burning shit down, mindless vandalism. get inside the mind of a vandal. easiest would be graf kiddies...

find the answer to these questions in the lucid dreams? obe too

God of money trades in true meaning of Christmas
Date: December 24 2002

I have heard only one mention of the "true meaning of Christmas" on commercial TV over the past week. It seems these days Christmas means that you buy lots and lots of stuff and give it to your loved ones. Years ago, Christmas was a religious festival; now it is a consumerist frenzy.

What was it that Karl Marx wrote about the ascendancy of the capitalist class? "It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervour in the icy water of egotistical calculation. It has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callow cash payment."

Joe Goozeff, Clovelly, December 23.

Nothing nauseates me as much this time of the year as when the head of the Retail Traders Association appears on TV salivating into his cash register if people are spending to his approval, or crying crocodile tears of woe if people are not spending as much as he thinks they should.

The retail sector has hijacked Christmas and turned it into an end-of-year spendfest. For whom? The retail sector. People are made to feel guilty if they are not worshipping the great god of money. Wasn't Christmas the celebration of the birth of someone (I wonder who?) and didn't this someone think so highly of the moneylenders of his day that he overturned their tables in the temple?

Why do I get the feeling that if Christmas hadn't existed, the retail sector would have invented it?

Garry Hamilton, Summer Hill, December 23.

Could the sicko who is distributing santa hats to the homeless in the city please stop. If they understood irony they wouldn't be homeless and it is putting me off my turkey, ham, pudding, Christmas cheer and goodwill to all men in my gated community.

Peter Goldfinch, Eastwood, December 23.
read newspapers for ideas on little anecdotes and such.

in the lucid dreams, he see's the "big picture", so he's beyond the material world, and he no longer sees any reason to continue living???

Monday, December 23, 2002

a guy has perfect dream recall, and he had the natural ability to lucid dream. he goes through life wondering why it can't be an eternal lucid dream. and he weighs up what is better, to have the perfect world (in term's of society's definition of perfect eg 3 br house, commodore ie material shit) in the dream or to live life normally, a dull meaningless one as an office guy in some company that does something or other (that motivates its staff to do well, getting them to pretend like they really give a shit about "generating 3% revenue growth" for a photo in the monthly magazine all emplyees receive). explore other topics too.