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January 20th, 2008

11:52 pm - Newest political ramblings
OK, once again I am being featured on the 411mania site in a column called Fact or Fiction, which lets me rant semi-coherently about 4 questions posed by the columnist. Read along as I foam at the mouth.

This is the current one :


And here is one I did back in October and forgot to post beforehand :



Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Witches - Candlemass

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January 18th, 2008

12:28 pm - Love Quotes for stalkers
"If I love you, what business is it of yours?"
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves."
~John Bulwer

"It would be impossible to "love" anyone or anything one knew completely.
Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object."
~Paul Valéry, Tel quel, 1943

"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night."
~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

I should have all the CD's made within the next week, so I will need addresses to ship them out.

Current Location: on lunch break

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January 7th, 2008

08:12 pm - Yikes !!!
Either this poll is flawed or I'm not quite the moderate libertarian that I thought I was!

92% Barack Obama
90% Chris Dodd
89% John Edwards
89% Hillary Clinton
81% Joe Biden
80% Bill Richardson
72% Mike Gravel
72% Dennis Kucinich
48% Rudy Giuliani
40% John McCain
36% Mitt Romney
34% Tom Tancredo
29% Mike Huckabee
25% Ron Paul
23% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Apparently I'm more of a librarian than a libertarian!

I still don't think I'm voting for Obama, he doesn't have enough experience.
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: Star Wars Holiday Special

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January 1st, 2008

01:23 am - Hmmm, been neglecting you all.
Well, I haven't posted much lately.

Here's what I'm going to do.

Just to make sure people are still around and reading.

Respond to this post, and tell me what kind of music you like, and I'll make you a mix CD, and actually mail it to you!

I'm hoping to do a few a week, depending on how many people actually respond.

I know I have like 24 people or something, but I'm betting at least half come on LJ like twice a year.

Everyone has until the 6th to respond.

If I get only a few responses, perhaps I'll make 2 mix CDs for each person, one with stuff I think that person would like.

Respond away everyone!

Current Music: Stiff Kittens - Blaqk Audio

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August 2nd, 2007

10:53 am
Since I forgot to put up the link when it was posted:


That was the last one I did about 2 weeks ago.

This is what the editor of the political section had to say a few days afterward, in remarks that the writer of the questions for Fact or Fiction was leaving.

"We are all going to miss Ryan, but I will have him on the radio show as regularly as we can, and he knows that he is always welcome here in the Politics Zone. By the way, Krunchy is one of my all time favorite F or F guests. Chris you did a great job, but Krunchy is an F or F legend. Krunchy does have a real first name, but I promised him that I wouldn't tell you. The fun is over now. Crow's back in charge."

So I would assume that I'll be back doing more Fact or Fictions as time dictates.

Current Music: Soundtrack to Grease in my head

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July 17th, 2007

12:46 pm
Well, next week I will once again be featured in the political section of 411mania doing Fact-or-Fiction. Weird thing is, I consider myself a libertarian for the most part, but something about being ON there turns me into some sort of raving lunatic, which admittedly I am. I guess it's because they are youngish and male so they tend to skew towards democrats. I being somewhat older and WAY more jaded, want to knock the hope out of their smug faces I guess. I also tend to be funnier than the average guest on this site. If you want to check out previous appearances on mine, you can go to the following links.



They've asked if I wanted to have a column, but as you can tell from THIS journal, I'm not exactly reliable in electronic form. I rant fairly regularly in real life, but typing out rants takes all the bluster out of it. Krunchy in real life is pretty much Foamy the Squirrel.


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June 28th, 2007

09:28 am - Are you ordering lunch or voting for president?
Gotta Love this :

BOSTON - Mitt Romney's been called many things as he runs for president, but chances are "Sticky Rice" isn't one of them.

That's how his name might be read on some ballots, according to state Secretary William Galvin.

Galvin says the federal Justice Department is pressuring Boston election officials to translate candidates' names into Chinese characters in precincts with prominent Chinese-speaking populations.

But there's more than a little lost in translation, according to Galvin.

Since there's no Chinese character for "Romney," translators have resorted to finding characters that most closely match the sound of each syllable in the name.

The problem is that there are many different characters that could be used to match the sound of each syllable, and many different meanings for each character.

So Mitt Romney could be read as "Sticky Rice" or "Uncooked Rice." Fred Thompson might be read as "Virtue Soup." And Barack Obama could be read as "Oh Bus Horse."

Galvin's own name could be read at least two different ways, as "High Prominent Noble Educated" or "Stick Mosquito."

But perhaps the most perplexing translation would be for Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's name, which could be read as "Sun Moon Rainbow Farmer" or "Imbecile," or "Barbarian Mud No Mind of His Own."

"To try to make rhymes or approximations in Chinese, you can have unintended negative meanings," Galvin said. "It leads to confusion. You can render it with a good meaning or a bad meaning."

I was always afraid that the kanji tat of Munchkin's name on my leg said something like "anally pleasures toothless goats" when translated.


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June 14th, 2007

08:25 am - hmmm, seeing if this works part 2 !!

OK, if this works, you'll be seeing a music video that my former band made in 1996, for a song that was written in 1994 (aka the local radio "hit") called Losing All Control. We were even recognized a few times in weird places (like Taco Bell) as the guys who did that song "blah blah blah losing all control!" It was a completely shitty video, shot in a Gas Station parking lot in front of a burned out limo. Enjoy the cheese factor, and try to get the song out of your head if you can! I am the singer/bassist in the video (Eric and I wrote the song) back when I had LOTS of hair.

Current Music: Losing All Control - Randall Flagg (Cardinal Law)

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June 11th, 2007

07:56 pm - hmmm, seeing if this works !!
Figured I would try out Photobucket to see if I can actually post pictures here without posting a shitload of HTML codes.

If this worked, it's a picture from last year taken at an abandoned cold war munitions factory in Hingham, MA, fenced off in an area of a national park. I like the way it's framed.

This would be another from the same site. This is some sort of valve that was in on of the munitions rooms. Thought it was a good contrast of color.

Both of these are taken straight from the camera. The only modifications were rotating the images in Photoshop, there was no processing done to the actual pictures. Apparently I had to resize them on Photobucket; don't think it decreased the quality at all.

Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Takin A Ride - The Replacements

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May 16th, 2007

11:58 pm - I'll be damned!!
Just got home from the hospital, as the little one has a little broken bone in her pinky finger. On the way home, I stopped to get some nutrients, specifically some chipage. Found this secret new flavor, called X-13d, which we are supposed to suggest names for.

DAMN THING IS A McDONALDS CHEESEBURGER !?! Has the flavor of the patty, with mustard, ketchup, onion, and a pickle.

It's actually really good, but makes me wonder, does McD's use MSG in their flavoring, since MSG is HEAVILY involved in the recipe.

It lists among the flavors : Natural and Artificial Flavors (including beef and wheat), onion powder, tomato powder, 3 different cheeses, and mustard seed ... OMIGOD BEEF TALLOW!!!

It's actually pretty yummy!


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