center.art

July 29th, 2006

When we say Scranton, we mean Northeastern Pennsylvania, but saying Northeastern Pennsylvania is the center of the universe sounds clunky.

Scranton is the center of the universe.

justlikethroop.art

July 28th, 2006

Scranton City Council meetings heat up.

playhouse.art

July 28th, 2006

interview with Paul Reubens.

transportation.art

July 26th, 2006

The good folks at Environmental Economics are grinning with glee as gas prices rise — not because they want everybody to pay more (well, not exactly), but because the economically-predictable is occuring: rising gas prices are making consumers run to public transportation.

I drive all over Lackawanna County, and beyond — but I really shoudl start looking more into our public transportation. The last time I checked their website I couldn’t find anything about routes, etc (and the local bus stop signs didn’t bother to mention what route was stopping there, either). But now there’s a PDF route map, as well as schedules.

muppet.art

July 24th, 2006

limbo

poodle.art

July 24th, 2006

poodle samizdat

vexed.art

July 24th, 2006

vexations marathon

line.art

July 24th, 2006

“original” Guggenheim signage.

honeymoon.art

July 21st, 2006

Sanrio Puroland

against.art

July 21st, 2006

new Pynchon on Dec 5

art.art

July 20th, 2006

dont knock my smock or ill clean your clock

smock

feral.art

July 20th, 2006

Telegraph | Entertainment | Cry of an enfant sauvage

For five years, Oxana Malaya lived with dogs and survived on raw meat and scraps. When she was found she was running around on all fours barking.

[….]

“Her language is odd. She speaks flatly as though it’s an order. There is no cadence or rhythm or music to her speech, no inflection or tone. But she has a sense of humour. She likes to be the centre of attention, to make people laugh. Showing off is quite a surprising skill when you consider her background.”

look.art

July 20th, 2006

eye-tap-like face-mounted camera

Face-mounted Digi-cam.

dread.art

July 18th, 2006

you know how you get up in the middle of the night and get a glass of water in the bathroom without turning on the lights and you just wonder after youve drunk half the glass if somethings in there

clay.art

July 18th, 2006

Gumby is 50

driving.art

July 14th, 2006

Interstate 81 SB
EXIT 164 : Interstate 81 SOUTHBOUND at mile marker 164 near EXIT 164 (Nanticoke)
DRIVERS’ ALERT! Right lane closed due to mine subsidence. Expect delays!

tory.art

July 14th, 2006

Hazleton, PA approves illegal alien law

at least you got the flag right, America-hater

By a 4-1 vote, council passed an ordinance that bans illegal immigrants from renting property, punishes businesses that hires or “aids or abets” these immigrants, and makes English the “official” city language. [emphasis added]

I’ve got a question for you, Hazleton City Council: Why do you hate America so much?

After fighting a bitter war to ensure independence from England, our fore-fathers saw no reason to adopt the hated imperialistic English language as anything official in connection with Our Great Nation.

Why are you trying to so hard to disrespect their memory? You want English as an official language? Then go back to England, you bloody Tories!

heritage.art

July 14th, 2006

Northern Pride

affectation.art

July 14th, 2006

Merlin Mann &co. ask about affections.

Oh, dear.

  • Sign my name with my middle initial (my given name is rather unique, although I believe there is a person in California with the same first and last name as me).
  • Use European date and number formats (cross the sevens and [serif???] the ones).
  • 24-hour wind-up wristwatch (in Russian, no less).
  • No cellphone. No cable. See above for timepiece.
  • Greet people in the office with “Hi, kids” (I’ve been doing this since my early 20s).
  • CHoward’s Scented Gum and Violet Mints.
  • Answering machine message is a recording of an accordion and nothing else.

Anybody care to offer/make an accusation?

money.art

July 14th, 2006

clicking here does nothing

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