Month: December 2006

  • mind control

    sig by Jobst of Moravia —this sentence is the thought you are thinking right now alas I can’t reproduce his turtle too

  • Record your own Christmas message.


    in Filmmaker Brian Flemming and the Rational Response Squad are challenging YouTubers to upload videos of themselves, blaspheming the Holy Spirit. Whoever does so and follows the instructions will receive a free DVD of Flemming’s film, The God Who Wasn’t There, a documentary which puts forward the hypothesis that Jesus never existed. The catch: according…

  • Gillespie For the last six years this cheeky monkey has remained nameless. He has lived with me since some time in the year 2000 and yet I had never got around to giving him a name. He was unforthcoming with any suggestions of his own so we left it at that. We don’t talk much…

  • web



    and that is not all.. I think this little incident has inspired me to add a new category to my posts on this internet diary.. I had in the past treated this ‘blog’ in pretty much that fashion, as a diary that just happened to be online. A collection of stuff that I liked or…

  • why wikipedia is wicked


    in Given that criticism is always easier than praise (is the second law of thermodynamics? I’m not too sure) it is inevitable that lots of people only ever see the problems with Wikipedia.. That because anyone can edit anything then it isn’t definitive, it’s not composed by experts, anyone can maliciously or through stupidity introduce…

  • Russell’s Teapot

  • AlterNet: An Exit Strategy for the War on Christmas


    in As a dedicated secular humanist, I must regretfully acknowledge that the War on Christmas has not been going well. Some would use the word “quagmire,” and urge a phased redeployment to other fronts, like Easter and Mardi Gras.. Barbara Ehrenreich, alternet

  • Warning: The Future may have already happened…57594323393196/ Click here for arena montanus‘s flickr set of warnings ready for the near future. Or here for one from my recent past.

  • Democracy (n.), when a whole nation suffers from the same delusion

    The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. The winners are: 1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained. 3 . Abdicate (v.), to give up…

  • what i want for xmas

    You could get me one at the Insect Lab Studio. But I think i might try to build my own.

  • Nano06 – counting words

    Here’s the (lack of) progress I made last month.

  • Dubversion

  • nanowri not this time

    Come midnight on the 30th November I was sitting here with 31,301 words on the page.. so my second glorious failure.. that’s three unfinished novels under my belt now: 2004 – 52,300 words which is about 85% of what i expect that novel to be (currently about 54k + notes or 90% done ) 2005…