Thank Goodness It's Over   


I've taken down my last bauble, and unplugged our fiber-optic disco tree. The holiday whirlwind is officially over. I intend to spend New Year's Eve at home with Pop Culture boy; preferably in my pajamas. I haven't the energy for a night on the town. (Anyone up for a low-key pajama party?)

That being said, the holidays were great fun, and I got to see friends that I haven't seen in a long time, which I always enjoy. As an added bonus, I was utterly spoiled by Pop Culture Boy, my parents, and Santa (bless his mythical soul). Pop Culture Boy was spoiled too...he got every percussion instrument he asked for; he's practically a one man mariachi band. It is bound to be a very musical New Year. (As I right this, in fact, he is playing along to my eclectic MP3 play list with his guitar.)

Now that the madness is over, I'm going to make a good faith effort to update Sarcasmo's Corner more regularly. (At least until I find some other excuse to slack off).

Since I haven't posted in about a week, here's a slew of information, in no particular order.


Alright then. It's after 1 AM and I still have laundry to put away (will my laundry never end!), after which I must to bed. (I am not tired, of course, largely due to the fact that I didn't get to bed last night until about 4 this morning (due to an unbelievably fun, all-night, strategy game session), but there is work tomorrow so I must try. And then get the biggest coffee Starbucks will sell me in the morning.)

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, December 30, 2002
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For Those of You Celebrating the Holiday   


Christmas Urban Legends Debunked, thanks to the excellent folks at Snopes.

Warning: Music does play when the site loads, but there is an option to turn it off.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Tuesday, December 24, 2002
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Ewwwww......   


Just eeww.

(Not to worry, this one is worksafe).

Found on the very cool Small.To.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Tuesday, December 24, 2002
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Appreciate What You Have   


Miniature Earth is a spiffy little Flash animation that shows statistical trends around the world by compressing the Earth's population into 100 people, and keeping the percentages consistent.

There are some interesting statistics here (some that American's in general should pay particular attention to), and although it is not unbiased in its presentation of these statistics, it doesn't club you over the head with political agenda either.

Found via MetaFilter.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, December 23, 2002
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Big Brother is Watching...And He's Trying to Sell You Something   


Advertisers are currently testing technology on freeways in California that will scan what radio stations people are listening to, then use that information to determine the demographic, and update billboards accordingly.

I must admit to mixed feelings on this one. I always love to see technology used in cool, new ways, and this is rather innocuous useage. On the other hand, they are more or less spying on you in your own car.

If this is being used my marketers...imagine what other groups might be using the same technology for.

Found via Blogdex.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, December 23, 2002
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When Christmas Re-Gifting Gets Out of Control   


Who knew so many things could be done to/with Moleskin pants?

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, December 22, 2002
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Monday Morning Quiz   


Quizzes, actually. And they're up.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, December 22, 2002
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Kids, What's the Matter With Kids Today   


Before you start shaking your head at the average knowledge of today's youth, perhaps you should take a look at their textbooks.

Let's hope the teachers know more than the books do.

Found on Fark

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, December 22, 2002
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Top 10   


I did write my top 10 reasons...but frankly it turned out to be very long and whiny. So I'm not posting it.

So there.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Saturday, December 21, 2002
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And speaking of being a woman:   


Tomorrow:

The top 10 reasons I am bad at being a woman.

I'd do it now, but I am just too tired.

'Night!

Posted by Sarcasmo on Thursday, December 19, 2002
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ARRGH!   


To those spammers out there:

I DO NOT NEED VIAGRA
I DO NOT WANT TO "GROW [MY] PENIS"

I am a WOMAN

Geeze, if you're going to flood my mailbox, could you at least do it with something I might find interesting?

Urgh.


Posted by Sarcasmo on Thursday, December 19, 2002
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Addicted to My World View   


My Super Villain Active Desktop is still keeping me busy. I've reorganized it a bit, changed some content, and currently have it set to update every 15 minutes. One of these days I'll get around to creating multiple schedules, so I am not updating while I am at work, which is a pointless waste of bandwith.

But Pop Culture Boy can tell you, it looks pretty freaking sweet when updates happen. Unbelivably captivating.

As promised, here is what I'm watching these days (in no particular order):

Once again, I am up well past my bedtime. Go. Activate your desktops. And if you find any interesting webcam sites, send them to me!

Posted by Sarcasmo on Thursday, December 19, 2002
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Monday Morning Quiz   


It's up. You'll find it on the new Collected Quizzes page. (I take so many of the darn things that they were making a mess of the regular blog space. They demanded a place of their own).

Enjoy!

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, December 16, 2002
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Or Maybe I Should Just Start Going to Bed Earlier   


It's no wonder I can't get up in the mornings...I stay up much too late at night. Being nocturnal by nature sure can make professional life a trial. *Sigh* Oh well.

I spent this weekend in holiday panic mode. December came much sooner than expected this year (I'm an expert at losing track of time). I've spent the past week decorating and shopping; and most of last night and today gift wrapping and watching sub-standard Christmas specials. Thank goodness Christmas is only 10 days away. That's about all the holiday spirit I have left.

In addition to holiday madness this weekend (have I mentioned I hate shopping in malls; particularly at Christmas time?), I had the very enjoyable pleasure of seeing Lunch Lady Doris perform. Funny, impressive, moving, and, well, insane, Lunch Lady Doris does what they call ""long form improv". Briefly: they get one suggestion from the audience (at the show this weekend, it was a line from a song), and then they proceed to perform a series of skits and monolouges spinning off that one suggestion for a full hour. Themes and story archs unfold organically and circle in on each other. The process is amazing and breathtaking. If you live in the Philadelphia area, I recommend that you see them if you get the chance. It was $10 and 1 hour well spent.

You may also have noticed that I spent the remainder of the weekend giving Sarcasmo's Corner a slight face-lift. Hopefully this will make the site a bit easier to navigate and read. If you have any suggestions, be sure to post them in the forum or drop me an email. My ISP recently switched servers and have instituted stricter spam blocking measures; so feel free to fill my inbox up. I hardly know what to do with all the extra space.

Enough rambling. It's nigh on 1AM, and I really should get to bed. 'Night!

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, December 16, 2002
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I Must Start Getting Up Earlier   


I have no time to blog in the mornings anymore....

Some quick notes:
Saw Big Trouble in Little China Last Night. What a terrible, terrible movie. Fun...the last 45 minutes or so were wonderfully frivoulous and silly. But the first half...I mean the dialouge sounded like the author wrote it in high school.

Yes, I know, this page is getting crowded with little doohickeys and doo-dads. I sense a redesign in my near future. If I can stop playing Dark Fall long enough to sit down and do it. (This, by the way, is a fantastic game and I suggest you all go out and order it). Plus, two new Stone puzzles! Woo-hoo!

Speaking of doo-hickeys, don't know if I ever explained those "b" symbols are everywhere. It's the Metalinker, brought to you by Think Blank, the same people behind the Secret Santa (I shipped my gift out yesterday). If you click them, you will get a list of other websites linking to the same story.

Got the official word that my job is going permanent in the new year. Hooray! *Does the Health Benefits are mine all mine dance*

And now, for another goofy quiz I found somewhere:

Middle%20Ages
Where Did Your Soul Originate?

brought to you by Quizilla

Posted by Sarcasmo on Thursday, December 12, 2002
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Why I Have Stopped Watching My TV (it's not what you think)   


Several days ago, Meme Pool posted this bit of inspired lunacy, and my off-time hasn't been the same since. I barely pay attention to the tv, I forget about laundry that's sitting in the dryer, I hardly even game...why? Because I've been setting my up a
"poor man's official james bond megalomaniacal super-villian world domination mission control video wall"
for myself. I currently have it set to update every hour. It was set to every 15 minutes, but that became truly irritating for those times I was actually using the computer to do things.

You can find a picture of my setup here. (Yes, the Max Headroom is an animated gif. Sadly, he does not talk). It includes a world clock (this is cheating, as its an app), two news tickers, local weather, doppler radar, world cams, ghost cam, action figure cam, barber cam and more! I will be adding links to my sources, but right now my World Clock says its well-past time to go to bed!

Posted by Sarcasmo on Wednesday, December 11, 2002
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Monday Morning "What's Your Damage?" Quiz   




I'm Veronica Sawyer.

Quiz made by Amy | Powered by Quizilla

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, December 08, 2002
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Rivendell in the House!   


Lord of the Rings like you've never heard it before; and perhaps like you never should. Funny, though.

This is not work safe listening (unless you have headphones).

Posted by Sarcasmo on Friday, December 06, 2002
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Like Being Haunted By a Dream   


For those of you who were kind enough to ask: yes, I did finish my Nanowrimo 2002 project; just under the wire too. If you are terribly bored you can read it here. I must warn you though, that the last few chapters particularly are garbage; its rushed and it didn't feel right when I wrote.

Or it might not be. I haven't gone back and re-read it yet.

I am planning on waiting until January to start the revision process; you know, get ready for the holidays, rest my brain, come back fresh. But my body seems against me. For starters, my sleep schedule is still scrambled. I spent most of the last week of November awake, desperately trying to finish while still enjoying time with family over the holiday. I can't seem to get back in the swing of things. And belive me, you can tell just by looking at me. I have circles under my eyes, and a bit of a dazed expression.

No, really. More dazed than usual.

Secondly, my body and brain don't seem to know what to do with themselves now. I am a night writer; so I did most of my writing in the evenings (or, preferably, when schedule permitted, in the wee hours). So now that I am merely chilling out after work (or trying to do some much needed cleaning) my body is out of sorts and confused. It wants to curl up in unusal positions on the sofa and try to balance the lap top precarious on my lap.

Lastly, I think I miss visiting the world I am on my way to creating. *Sigh* Guess its back to it right away. I can hardly afford to let myself get *more* crazy.



Posted by Sarcasmo on Tuesday, December 03, 2002
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Well, If You Weren't Arachnophic Before, This Could Sure Do It To You   


Spiders spin web stretching over sixty acres.

Be sure to check out the Web Of Mystery photos for a peek. Here is a sample/

Found via Weird Links.

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, December 02, 2002
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Woo-Hoo   


Which Izzard Are You?

Butch Izzard: More likely to wear a leather jacket than a summer frock, you look at things from a more rambunctious and bronzey kind of way. That doesn't mean that you won't sweet-talk someone, it just means you'll find a better innuendo with which to do it. You'd love to have a cup of coffee.


(Ok, so I really got this Eddie Izzard first, but I think this Izzard is more me. Either way though. I love them all. I think he is one of the sexiest men alive. I mean, come on. Just look at that picture!)

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, December 02, 2002
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Why Couldn't I Be Amy Wynn?   





take the which one of the trading spaces cast are you? quiz!




Found via Dane Carlson's Weblog::Which * Are You?

Posted by Sarcasmo on Monday, December 02, 2002
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Didn't Anyone Ever Tell You Not to Put Electronics in Your Mouth   


Justin Quinnell presents "A Day in the Life of My Mouth."

Please note that these are pictures taken from inside Justin Quinnell's mouth and not my mouth. I don't even know the guy.

Found via B3ta.com

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, December 01, 2002
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How Odd   


You too friend, could win a chance for you and five members of your family to be eligible to live and work in the USA.


Does it work this way everywhere?

Thanks to Debbie for this thought provoking link

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, December 01, 2002
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Monday Morning Quiz   



Which HP Kid Are You?


Found Via Dane Carlson's Weblog::Which Are You

Posted by Sarcasmo on Sunday, December 01, 2002
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