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At the bus stop and On the bus [09 Jun 2004|06:53am]
[ mood | awake ]

It's bloody hot this morning. I'd prefer it if this weather would go back to California where the people who like it live. It might also want to try Down South. I hear there's crazy people there too.

Reading right now: "Borrowed Love Poems" by John Yau. "Free Culture" by Lawrence Lessig. "Minority Report and Other Stories" by PKD. The Emacs Lisp Reference Manual. The Sunday Boston Globe. The Nation. Poems a friend sent me. Trying to come up with a system to journal my reading. Most things go in one eye and out the other. How do I keep track? Guess I just need to read more slowly and jot things down. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.

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Where is your swibble? [09 Jun 2004|08:06pm]
[ mood | apathetic ]

Today, consumer culture was particularly depressing.

1. The Cellboost disposable battery charger, advertised by showing a graveyard full of cell phones and talking about how cell phones are needlessly thrown away due to dead batteries. The solution? A battery charger that you plug into your phone and then throw away. What a great new way to protect the environment. Why wait for your phone battery to die before throwing something away? Throw something away now!

2. Greeting cards. Specifically, Father's Day cards---from the family cat and/or dog. A whole row of them. Here's a tip: the family cat and/or dog doesn't give a fuck. Stop pretending.

3. An OFF ad featuring the major selling point of protecting you from West Nile. I hear it cures AIDS too.

4. Kentucky Fried Chicken collectible chicken buckets. What?! Aren't there food bits still in there? If you have mantle space to collect chicken buckets, I suggest a smaller house.

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