Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Soldier: What the fuck are you doing?

Me: You'll have to wait til it's finished.

Friday, August 05, 2005


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With apologies to Paul Strand.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Wild acrylic tile interface. I have no idea what this is for. But it is cool.

MLSNet: MetroStars reach final agreement on soccer specific stadium

It will nice to see games in a proper facility. Lets hope that the food isn't complete shit.

Number of photos on flickr tagged with "humiliation": 40

Number of photos on flickr tagged with "shitty job": 1

Number of photos on flickr tagged with "mancow": 5

Number of photos on flickr tagged with "out of work actor": 1


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I don't care what kind of sardonic look you give me, you are still the one wearing fake udders.

Speaking of restaurants, I had dinner at Compass last night. Good food, but really quite pretentious service. Maybe not pretentious, but certainly overblown.

Why are there so many good photograhers in Portland?

Washington Post: Bringing Home the Bacon


Smith Street restaurants forced to close their gardens.

The bastards! I eat many meals on Smith Street. I want my damn gardens back.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Holy Americana. Electrolite takes great photos.

Boston Globe: Bush Poised to Set Vacationing Record

"The auto manufacturers are cutting their own throats with the Employee Discount Razor. This is a really exciting development in business suicide."

[via The Head Lemur]

I’d come to Iraq to test my beliefs. Back in New York, I’d been a firm and vocal backer of the war, though not necessarily of the Bush administration. After witnessing firsthand the horrific events of 9/11, I felt the civilized nations of the world had to take on terrorism at its roots -- roots that included the Middle East’s legacy of poverty, hopelessness, and despotism, epitomized by, among other tyrants, Saddam Hussein. Saddam may or may not have contributed to the murder of 3,000 people in downtown Manhattan, but I believed a free and prosperous Iraq, spreading ripples of democracy and the rule of law from Damascus to Riyadh, was a key element in preventing similar attacks in America or elsewhere.

But a question had always nagged me: How could I truly endorse the war unless I actually went to Iraq? How did I know my assumptions were correct? And so last fall I traveled to the cradle of uncivilization, staying in Baghdad from mid-September to late October, with a four-day trip to the southern city of Basra. Although my experiences were by no means exhaustive, I feel confident that they were intense and profound enough to offer a valid perspective on the state of Iraq today. I spoke to cab drivers, Islamic clerics, waiters, Western journalists, American and British soldiers, anti-war activists, human rights activists, Iraqi housewives, employed and unemployed academics, children, U.S. government officials -- as close to a full panoply of current Baghdad life as I could. What I saw and heard surprised, delighted, and horrified me in ways I could never have predicted. I still support the war -- even more so, in fact. But I’m less optimistic than I was on April 9, 2003, the day the statue of Saddam fell in downtown Baghdad, when, through my tears, I believed the good guys had won.

Steven Vincent was killed in Iraq on August 2nd.

Chappelle's show is 'done'

Excellent Banksy cluster on Flickr.


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I'm really getting into the whole scene. I just got a pair of those shoes with the big soles, and I'm trying my hand at poetry.

Gleaming blade against my wrist; give it a final twist
to release my demons, in a search for inner peace.
Dark blood flowing, dripping, oooozing, hoping for release;
my mortal life ebbing, I am a born again, nihilist.
My evil ceremony, summoning a demon cluster
cut short; I'm late for my shift at Blockbuster™.

I can really feel the darkness.

Oh, yea. He'll grow up healthy. Certainly won't have any issues with sexuality. Well done. Good parenting.

Make up lesson.

Really. I tried on some black lipstick and nail polish, and it looked pretty good.

I've been thinking, and I just might be goth.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


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The apocalypse is near. Apple has released a multi-button mouse. Kind of.

Monday, August 01, 2005


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This is odd. I'm Photoshopping a bunch of photos, and I'm having fun manipulating them, but I don't want to post any of them.

An open source project rating system is being developed, allowing corporate IT departments to grow even more stupid and lazy.

Hoboken Real Estate in The Times. That isn't too far from where I live.

"The air was thick with sexual tension and the smell of burnt hotdogs."

You really shouldn't click that link.

"Oh my God! Is this like... totally okay that I'm tearing into this highly processed amalgam of anuses, random organ meat, and rat feces in front of you?"

[Marc North dot blog]

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Sixteen year-old Billy Whelan has a really nice photoblog.

Hey -- Al Green is singing soul again. Who wants to go see him?