Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I just found an incredible new way to tie your shoes. It really works, too.
The trouble with reading House recaps at TWOP.com is that both House and the recappers love the snark so much that if they don't happen to put the text in quotes, which they often don't since recaps would get pretty thick with them, sometimes I can't tell if a sarcastic comment was put in by the recapper or was in the script in the first place.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Once again I link something Slashdotted; my parents and other family won't know about the US's escaped killer gun dolphins. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1577753,00.html

Monday, September 26, 2005

Two things

First: on the topic of things that involve six layers of cool with awesome sauce on top, the current topic in my World History class is the feudal era, and as such we watched the first half of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Second, on the topic of things that are this close to being really awesome, the serial number on my school-issued piccolo when they made me switch from flute for marching band is "30337." That's right, my piccolo is just one digit away from being "31337," or "eleet" for those of you who didn't read this post. Annoying!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Cool thing!



click it!

EDIT: Crap, it's too big and looks crappy. Ah well.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I really need to cut down on my...not-eating.

Yes, odd as that seems, it's true. I miss breakfast far too often than is good for me, I miss lunch a lot of the time, when I come home I eat asnack or two and tend to only eat small portions at dinner, and then I play my ass off at DDR for an hour. I'm violating the law of conservation of energy, or something. Surely I must be metabolizing brain cells by now. It's not like I have an eating disorder or anything--God knows I'm aware of how thin (that is, scrawny) I am--it's just that I never feel hungry. Until just before lunch the next day, when I'm starving, and wishing I brought more. Go figure.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Alright, so I recently came by an extremely nifty demo CD for a competely kickass local ska band someone I know is in. Their website is here and a good source of info, and in an effort to help them get popular I have here one of The Red Riots' first songs, Everbody Skank (click the link to have a listen, or right-click and select save target as to rip the mp3 to your computer). And yes, I did get their permission first. If you like it, and you live around Bopston, maybe you can see one of their shows sometime. If you live somewhere else...well, you can say you knew them when.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

They said it wasn't possible, but it was. They said it was silly, but...okay, yeah, it is. Katamari Damashii fanfic! (note pretentious non-Americanized romanization--Not Damacy, Damashii!)
Most people think that the original Pong was pretty pointless, but wait until you see this.
"What's New Khan." (Explanation can be found here.)
I just found one of the most pointless things ever. And as a gamer, I've seen a hell of a lot of pointless things. This is almost as pointless, although more morbid.

Friday, September 16, 2005

I need this shirt.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

...Alright, just over a month ago, on August 13, LST here had 331 hits total--not pageviews, but actual hits, different people or the same people more than an hour later--since I added Sitemeter. These don't include myself, incidentally. On September 3rd, I had 369. One week later, on the 10th, I had 404, meaning that, in that one week, the random rantings and raving of a teenage boy were looked at nearly 40 times, an average of 5 a day. While still crap by the standards of the web at large, that's rather a lot for one average teenager's blog in a sea of millions. This surprises me. But not in a bad way.

Friday, September 09, 2005

If you look in my links section, you may notice that the terror level, as set by the government, is currently Bert. Click it--it works. Weird.
Ev oui ghaf fryd drec fyc, oui'na y ped uv y kysan-kaag. Ev oui yldiymmo pudranat du ku dnyhcmyda drec, oui'ja kud duu silr desa uh ouin ryhtc. Ev oui teth'd HAAT y dnyhcmydun bnuknys, oui'ja kud caneuic bnupmasc.
CNN says Wikipedia is overtaking more traditional news sites. Vive la révolution!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Apparently Oregon has been growing a bizarre mystery bulge. I got the link from Slashdot, which means posting a link to it is entirely pointless on most blogs, but unlike most, this blog is read by people who don't read Slashdot. (you realize that place is so popular it has its own word? "slashdotted," meaning "having your servers crushed by the several hundred thousand people who follow links posted on Slashdot." Plus they're apparently a nonprofit, since they're a .org...)

Friday, September 02, 2005

I wanna play this game some time, although all those rules with the chopsticks seem needlessly complicated.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

A labels quiz. In case you like labels, or something.

-Goth--
1] Do you wear black eyeliner?: No
2] Is most of your clothing black?: Reasonably often
3] Do you think about death often?: No, I don't know why I would
4] Do you want to die?: No...
5] Are you a social outcast?: On purpose, but yes
6] Are you pale?: Very much so
7] Do you like Hot Topic?: Nah, too trendy
8] Do you enjoy Tim Burton's Movies?: Never really saw the appeal
9] Are you nice?: Um? I guess?

Total YES: 4

Redneck--
1] Do you believe the south will rise again? No
2] Do you drive a four-wheel drive automobile? No
3] Do you live in a mobile home? No
4] Is your car still primer gray? No
5] Do you like country music? Only in that I find it impossible to dislike any genre of music entirely
6] Do you have a broken car in your back yard?: Nope
7] Do you like the look of lifted things even if it is a car? Lifted as in stolen, or as in up off the ground? And either way what the heck does this have to do with anything?
8] Do you like to shoot things? Only in video games
9] Do you set off fireworks whenever you feel like it? No

Total Yes: I suppose 5 and 8 could both count as half, so 1

--Skater Punk--
1] Can you skateboard?: No, although I tried once
2] Do you wear Vans?: Nope
3] Do you do stupid stuff with your friends?: Sometimes
4] Have you gotten in trouble with the police: Not even once
5] Do you listen to punk bands: Yeah, lots
6] Do you have any piercings?: One, in the ear
7] Do you spend most of your time skating? Nope
8] Do you wear Band t-shirts: Lots
9] Have you called someone a poser?: Quite often

Total YES: 5

--Prep--
1] Do you say the word "like": Ony to the degree nearly everyone does, as it's part of the language to use it like that now
2] Do you shop at Abercrombie and Fitch?: No
3] Are the A&F models hot?: *Shrugs*
4] Do you pop the collar?: Don't know what that means
5] Do the people in Hot topic scare you?: No
6] The only nerd you like is Seth Cohen: Who?
7] Do you watch LAGUNA BEACH?: No idea what that is
8] Do you like pop music: Only if it's J-
9] Do you want/have a little dog?: No

Total YES: 0

--Hippie--
1] Is your hair long?: Only in the back
2] Do you own a tye-dye shirt?: Nope
3] Do you want peace?: Yeah
4] Do you want to save the animals?: Only the cute ones (<--joke)
5] Do you think the war is unnecessary?: Extremely
6] Is love essential in your life?: I suppose
7] Violence is bad: Well, in real life, yeah
8] Do you go long periods of time without shaving?: Well, still haven't started actually, though I'll have to soon.

Total YES: 7

--Gangsta-
1] Are you from the ghetto?: Only the ghetto of my little suburban town, which is more than 95% Caucasian, so no
2] Do you own "bling bling"?: Only geek bling (a Griefer necklace like the one from FFVIII)
3] Do you wear do-rags?: Never
4] Do you like hip-hop?: See answer to country music question above
5] Was Tupac truly the greatest rapper in the world?: Don't know, don't care
6] Do you believe he's alive?: See above
7] Do you like afros?: Meh
8] Have you ever said "Fo Shizzle": Only as a joke
9] Do you like to dance?: Yes, although I can't. I'm moderately kickaass at DDR tho.

Total YES: 1 1/2

--Emo--
1] Do you cry often?: No
2] Are you emotional?: Not really
3] Do you like soft music: It's not bad
4] Do people not understand you?: Occasionally
5] Do you write your own songs?: Yeah, or at least try
6] Is your hair dyed dark?: No
7] Do you cut? No
8] Are you lonely?: Somewhat
9] Is Ohio for lovers?: What?

Total YES: 2 1/2

--Surfer--
1] Do you surf?: No
2] Do you wear flip flops year-round?: No
3] Is your hair shaggy?: Not really
4] Do you wake up at 6 or before every morning?: Only when I absolutely have to--which unfortunately is going to be all this schoolyear (*sob*)
5] Do you own any pairs of shorts?: Yes
6] Are you tan?: Nah, I'm pasty
7] Do you have a lot of patience?: No, very little...what's this have to do with surfers?
8] Do you want to be at the beach right now?: No, can't stand it, water's always way too cold
9] Do you hate tourists?: No

Total YES: 1

--Geek--
1] Do you wear glasses: Yes
2] Do you get good grades? Yeah
3] Do you use an inhaler?: No
4] Do you stick pens and calculators into your shirt pockets?: I should think it's geeky to even WEAR shirts with pockets often. No
5] Does your mom pick out your clothes?: No
6] Are you on the computer often?: Constantly
7] Do you ever get picked on?: A bit, but my responses are generally confusing enough to get them to leave
8] Do you look forward to go to school?: Not really
9] Are you shy around the opposite sex?: A bit
10] Do people laugh at you?: Only if I do something funny

Total YES: 5

--Rocker--
1] Do you wear shirts with bands on them?: Lots
2] Are you in a band?: Yeah
3] Do you play a musical Instrument?: Three (O.o)
4] Were/are you in a school band?: Yeah...
5] You you like to go to concerts?:If like to doesn't mean actually gets to, then yeah
6] Do you like music?: Yes
7] Do you and your parents agree on music to listen to?: Oddly enough, yeah
8] Do you have a lot of friends who are in a band?: about 1/3
9] Is the music the first thing you notice in a badass movie?: Not really
10] do you have more than one musical instrument in your house?: Yeah

Total YES: 9

So I'm a rocker-hippy with a side of geek and skater, plus a little bit of goth. Meh. I think the hippy thing was misleading though--nearly everyone wants world peace and save the animals and all that, that doesn't make you a hippie. Actively doing something about it, maybe. And like the guy I got this from, I think there should be a "gamer" category up there.
I've joined another online game...this one doesn't give me anything for your click, but it is kinda interesting.