Archive for the ‘Excerpts’ Category

Andy has a posse.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Just so that you know, I am no longer completely isolated and lonely here in Texas.

andy has a posse.

i’s gots minions now. quillions o’ minons.
respek! booyashaka! word.

Hazzard County Wisdom

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

This hits a little too close to home: Most folks eat when they’re hungry. Boss Hogg eats when he’s nervous. If he didn’t burn it off worrying, Ol’ Boss ‘ud weigh a ton.

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

I’ve been trying to decide whether I am full of mustard or ketchup.

Monday, November 8th, 2004

It’s days like today that make me want to disappear.

let it all go by
looking at the sky
wondering if there’s clouds
in hell

Sisyphus, Atlas, and I–tragic heros indeed.

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

“It is during that return, that pause, that Sisyphus interests me. A face that toils so close to stones is already stone itself! I see that man going back down with a heavy yet measured step toward the torment of which he will never know the end. That hour like a breathing-space which returns as surely as his suffering, that is the hour of consciousness. At each of those moments when he leaves the heights and gradually sinks toward the lairs of the gods, he is superior to his fate. He is stronger than his rock.

If this myth is tragic, that is because its hero is conscious. Where would his torture be, indeed, if at every step the hope of succeeding upheld him? The workman of today works everyday in his life at the same tasks, and his fate is no less absurd. But it is tragic only at the rare moments when it becomes conscious. Sisyphus, proletarian of the gods, powerless and rebellious, knows the whole extent of his wretched condition: it is what he thinks of during his descent. The lucidity that was to constitute his torture at the same time crowns his victory. There is no fate that can not be surmounted by scorn.”

Excerpted from The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus (trans. Justin O’Brien)

While I agree with the initial analysis of the situation, I do not agree with Camus’s conclusions that “The lucidity that was to constitute his torture at the same time crowns his victory” and “There is no fate that can not be surmounted by scorn.”

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

“I think the easiest way to lose something is to want it too badly.” ~ JD, Scrubs

All the cool kids are doing it.

Friday, October 15th, 2004

FDA Public Health Advisory

Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked manufacturers of the following antidepressant drugs to include in their labeling a Warning statement that recommends close observation of adult and pediatric patients treated with these agents for worsening depression or the emergence of suicidality. The drugs that are the focus of this new Warning are: Prozac (fluoxetine); Zoloft (sertraline); Paxil (paroxetine); Luvox (fluvoxamine); Celexa (citalopram); Lexapro (escitalopram); Wellbutrin (bupropion); Effexor (venlafaxine); Serzone (nefazodone); and Remeron (mirtazapine).

FDA Panel To Review Updated Analysis of Antidepressant/Kid Suicide Link

Aug. 20, 2004 — A new FDA analysis shows that kids taking most antidepressants have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions.

Having been suicidal, and having been diagnosed with manic depression (bipolar disorder) in elementary school, and having been placed on heavy dosage of Zoloft spanning sixth through eighth grade, and having hated the effects that it had on me to the point of pretending that I was no longer unhappy so that I could stop taking it, and knowing what I know now, and feeling what I feel now…

the humor in this is fucking sickening.

Boys don’t cry. Girls are made of everything nice.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004

(5 of 8)
“Don’t cry!” – Rather than deny your child’s feelings, talk about her emotions. Give your child the words to express herself, and ultimately she’ll cry less.

(6 of 8)
“Wait till Daddy gets home” – Passing the buck undermines your authority. And by the time Daddy does get home, it’s likely that your child will forget what he did wrong.

I occasionally read random AOL news items that pique my interest/amusement. I read one today about seven things that you shouldn’t say to your children, and the above items are excepts from it. All of the other “what not to say to your kids” tips offered by AOL/Parenting Magazine were gender ambiguous. Why were these situations assigned gender?

Someday, I’m gonna be rev.

Friday, August 13th, 2004

That’s a lie. I will probably never be rev, except in the non-rev pseudo-rev sense.

Floop on this, bizznich.

The teenage guide to being popular rev.

Domo arigato, Mr. AIM-bot-o

Monday, July 12th, 2004

So another interesting IM related spam event occurred today as well. While working on something or other, I was interrupted by an AIM chat invite. Unfortunately, it occurred just as I was hitting [enter], and so I ended up accidentally accepting the invite and being taken to the chat room. As soon as I had entered, it was fairly obvious that it was some sort of attempt at spamming or hacking (virus-infecting), and so I was about to just exit the room. However, the general chaos and confusion created by all of the people coming and going and by the number of bots (trying to get people to click on links in their profile) struck me as somewhat fascinating, and so I decided to leave the window open and just watch. Maybe I am just weird, but I found it sort of interesting. So anyhow, if anyone else is curious, here is a transcript of the chat room incident:

“Chosen8254″ Chat Room Log