HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   


And in honor of my favorite holiday, here's a fun link that let's you design an evil clown:

The Evil Clown Generator


Found via Blogdex

Posted by Sarcasmo on Thursday, October 31, 2002
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Having a Writing Project   


...tends to make me more apt to do housework. And trust me, it takes a lot to get me to do housework.

Intimidation by my own expectations can certainly do that.

Thanks to Alex for reminding me there is joy and freedom in letting the words and ideas free.

Only 2 days left before November. Yikes!

Posted by Sarcasmo on Tuesday, October 29, 2002
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This figures   


If I was a cartoon dog, I'd be looking for a boy Sherman:


Posted by Sarcasmo on Tuesday, October 29, 2002
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What Are You?   




The above phrase will change each time the link is clicked. Found out what I am. Tell us what you are. Updated daily. Very cool site; its like living poetry.

Found via Hello Mate.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 28, 2002
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Give Bush What He Really Wants   




Proceeds go towards buying and sending the W. a PS2, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs and Conflict: Desert Storm, in the hopes that they will appease his need to play war.

Here's hoping this works!

Found via Metafilter.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 28, 2002
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Woo-hoo! Bring on the coffee!   


Smart, sexy, and creative? Maybe it's what you drink the morning.

Found via Fark.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 28, 2002
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The Bat Boy Offensive   


It's so nice to see the Weekly World News and the Pentagon working together:

Name the impending Invasion on Iraq, and Win a Free T-Shirt.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 28, 2002
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Monday Morning Quiz   


And in honor of my favorite holiday, this week's quiz has a Halloween theme:

I am a Hitchhiking Ghost!

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, October 27, 2002
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MacGuyver May Have Been On To Something   


Duct tape really is good for everything.

Found via Wacky News.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Thursday, October 24, 2002
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Disturb the Ones You Love   


Bloody Finger Mail is almost as much fun to send as as a virtual voodoo curse from Pinstruck.

Creep the heck out of your friends this holiday season. Or creep the heck out of me. I love to get these things. Send all things creepy to carmilla at pil.net (I know you are all smart enough to make that into a working email address.)

Bloody Finger Mail found via Fun Junkie.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Wednesday, October 23, 2002
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Finally, An Electriconic Gizmo Pop Culture Boy and I Can Agree On   


I want a projection tv/home theater system for my video games...he'd rather have music equipment and new computers...

but we booth want Roombavac!

Ok, ok, I've read all the Ray Bradbury--I know how dangerous it is to start depending on Robots and electronics to do everyday work for you....but a robot vacuum cleaner? I can so get behind that.

I wonder if it plays the catchy little ditty as it vacuums for you?

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 21, 2002
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More on Banned Books   


Going over the ALA's list, I am distressed to find I've only read 28 of the 100 most challenged books! (I will dig out my copy of House of Spirits post-haste and at least make it 29.)

I can not help but wonder...why is Where's Waldo on the list. Did I miss something? (According to this article, it has something to do with "explicit subject matter". What version they were reading?)

If you want to catch up on some of your banned book reading, you can do quite a bit of it at Banned Books Online.

Remember, if you let Them tell you what is ok to read, you're just half a step away from letting them tell you what it is ok to say and ok to think.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 21, 2002
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The DOJ on Children's Literature   


In honor of Banned Book Week (you did remember, didn't you?), I pass along this little gem, found on Neil Gaiman's weblog:

Courtesy of the Reading Reptile: New Juvenile Fiction Reviews ... from the Dept. of Justice.

Hopefully they won't come after satire next, or we'll all be in a heap of trouble.

(And for the record, Mr. Gaiman's entry, Coraline scared the bejesus out of me. There is nothing like a 29-year-old woman gasping out loud and then visibly cringing and writhing with delightful horror at the children's book she is reading on the bus (in broad daylight) to make people feel at ease with the public transit system. Truly ghoulie good fun.)

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 21, 2002
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DICTIONAROKE   


What happens when someone takes sound files of word pronuciations from on-line dictionaries and sets them to popular hits? Dicionaraoke!

The files are slow to load--I found it easier to download them right to my harddrive and play them from there.

Found via Madville.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, October 20, 2002
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The Ketchup Song   


Is this the next big song and dance craze?

Looks to me like they are just doing an updated version of the Hand Jive. (You know, the Hand Jive).

Found via Daypop.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, October 20, 2002
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Strike Back Against Telemarketers   


Oh, this is too beautiful. Hate when telemarketers call? Resent being bothered at home by strangers who call you with a scripted conversation?

Now you can strike back. Print out and follow this script. Telemarketers won't know what hit them.

Found via B3ta.com.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, October 20, 2002
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Novel Progress   


For those interested, I've started logging my work for NaNoWriMo 2002 here.

(Or you can click the NaNoWriMo logo on the sidebar).

Posted by Sarcasmo on Saturday, October 19, 2002
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Quiz Time!   


People in your company think you are unreal, they are hallucinating. You are creativly inspiring aswell as you make people delirious and delusional. You make time appear distorted, colours appear brighter, sounds more sharper and things seem to change shape. Sometimes people are frightened by you and get scared of everything. You mess people up, one minute they could be laughing the next they are sobbing. Sometimes you disress people so much they try to commit suicide. When people have spent alot of time with you, they get a 'flashback', they could be on a train comming home from work and suddenly start mocking the bloke next to them who appears to have grown a long hairy snout like a rat.

Find Out If You Were A Drug, What You Would Be!

quiz by ravenritings




Found via Nobi-1.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, October 18, 2002
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Cracking Shorts!   


Hooray! Wallace and Grommit are back!

Posted by Sarcasmo on Wednesday, October 16, 2002
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Why I Love The Onion   


They call it like they see it. Does he really think this is fooling anybody?

Is it fooling anybody?

Posted by Sarcasmo on Wednesday, October 16, 2002
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Quote   


Found on the NanoWriMo forums:

"When I am dead, I hope that it is said:
His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
-Hilaire Belloc

Posted by Sarcasmo on Tuesday, October 15, 2002
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Ex-Classics   


A literary post today, as today I plan to begin my trainingfor NoWriMo 2002:


What happens to classic books when they no longer receive the love and attention they once did? They become ex-classics. Lucky for us the fine folks at Exclassics.org have decided to put them on line. Be sure to check out their links as well. There is some good stuff there.


Found via BoingBoing.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Tuesday, October 15, 2002
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The Shire Found....in Russia   


The Russian census is underway...and it turns out Hobbits are among the Russian populous.

Found via Fark.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 14, 2002
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No Monday Morning Quiz This Week   


Sorry, kids, no quiz this week. My weekend included a 13 hour Baldur's Gate, Dark Alliance marathon (note: in future, my friend Dan and I should not have playdates without the supervision of a responsible adult, as clearly neither of us fit that description); and although we did accomplish the completion of 2/3 of the game in one sitting, things like laundry and running errands were not as neatly met. Therefore, I had to spend today doing grown-up things, and I haven't had time to dig up a fun quiz for you.

However, I wouldn't leave you without any Monday morning amusement. Here are a few website where I always find something to amuse me:


Happy Monday!

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, October 13, 2002
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Mmmmm....Literary   


A festival that combines books and eating? Wow. If they could somehow work in video games, this could very possibly the perfect way to spend April Fool's Day.

From the official website:
The International Edible Book Festival is a yearly event on April 1 throughout the world from 2-4 p.m. (depending upon time zone). The edible books are exhibited and, at 4 p.m., tea and/or coffee is served and the,books are consumed."


Found via Metafilter.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, October 13, 2002
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Interactive Poem for Internation Poetry Day   


BBC News is celebrating National Poetry Day with an interactive poem on their website. Readers are invited to to the poem, too lines at a time. I will be updated throughout the day.

When last I checked, the Queen was in a water taxi that inexplicably broke down. I don't know what kind of turn this poem will make. If it were a movie, I would expect something sinister. Can't wait to see what happens next.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Thursday, October 10, 2002
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And To Go With Your Drive-In Speakers   


A back seat of the car sofa.

I so want this.
Found via Who Would Buy That?

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 07, 2002
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"It's a crash course for the ravers"   


Turns out the open drive-in nearest to me is a mere 53 miles away! Not only can you find out if any of these fine establishments are still open in your neck of the woods; you can check for showtimes, visit the museum, or do a little shopping. Me? I've got my eyes on the Drive-in Speaker set...or even better, the speakers on a pole.

Found via the Observer-Reporter.com.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 07, 2002
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Darn Those "Techno Whizz Kids"   


They have no taste for fine music. With them it's nothing but porn. (Or should I say pr0n?) And all the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra wanted to do was share some music.

I am both upset and amused by this story. I love classical music, and don't think their product should have been destroyed...and yet I love the subversive behavior. Sigh. I am a dichotomy of morality. Or is it immorality?


Found on Ananova by way of Madville.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 07, 2002
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The Greatest Auto Dealer Commercial of All Time   


Apparently this series of ads ran in Portland this year, leading up to the epic:

GREATEST AUTO DEALER COMMERCIAL OF ALL TIME.



Personally, I think the "making of" spots are more entertaining than the commercial itself; but all the spots are clever, amusing, and full of fun surprises. And if nothing else, it's always nice to see one of the Kids in the Hall back on the small screen.


Just so you know,Quicktime 5 is required.


Found via Milk and Cookies.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 07, 2002
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It's Official   


I've signed up. Still deciding whether I will post my efforts.


Happy Monday.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, October 07, 2002
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Things to Do With Your WebCam   


I am endlessly fascinated with what people will do with their webcams. This particular project is an interesting one. The camera is turned back onto the computer, where the screen saver message changes to reflect what is being typed in by viewers.

I must admit there is something stupidly satisfying about having your words show up on their screen (on your screen).


Hey, it beats the flying stars.

Found via Madville.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, October 06, 2002
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Yes, I am Taking Every Online Quiz I Can Find Today, As A Matter of Fact   



What Video Game Character Are You? I am a Space-invader.I am a Space-invader.


I will happily recruit the help of friends to aid me in getting what I want. I have no tolerance for people getting in my way, and I am completely relentless until any threats or opposition are removed. I try to be down-to-earth, but something always seems to get in the way. What Video Game Character Are You?

Posted by Sarcasmo on Saturday, October 05, 2002
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And While I'm Being Nerdy   



What LoTR Character Are You?

Posted by Sarcasmo on Saturday, October 05, 2002
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Get Your Google On   


Work beats Play, War more popular than Peace, and Fat gets more than Thin. Only when they face off on Googlefight!


Found via Madville.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, October 04, 2002
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I know its not Monday   


but I couldn't resist:


If I lived in Middle-Earth, it would be in:
The Shire

The rolling green hills, the springtime weather, and especially being surrounded by the ones you love makes the Shire a comfortable area for you. You love being surrounded only by the ones you care about, and you only desire this in an environment that is vast and open to nature, unlike in the cities or the caves.




Found via Quiz'me.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, October 04, 2002
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So, So Wrong...Yet So, So Funny   


What happens with disturbed photoshop fiends take on Norman Rockwell? This does. You'll laugh despite yourself.

Found via Fark.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, October 04, 2002
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Come On, Guys   


I mean, how difficult is it not to miss? Is a glow-in-the-dark toilet seat necessary?

Posted by Sarcasmo on Tuesday, October 01, 2002
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