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Poetry. [Jan. 24th, 2006|10:45 pm]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |anxiousanxious]
[music |Radiohead - Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover)]

I posted a poem by Theodore Roethke on my Info page. Take a peek, if you're interested. I love his work. I want to sleep with this book under my pillow, in hopes of absorbing his awesomeness.

:-)
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Why Am I Online? [Oct. 18th, 2005|10:26 pm]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |An old school something from DJ Sleepihed "Dark & Long"]

I have too many books and lack the time to read them all.

Okay, that's not necessarily true. Do over.

I have too many books, and I'd rather spend time on the internet, watching tv, napping, "MySpacing," or otherwise fucking off than reading.

I did manage to finish Camus' The Stranger just recently, and within a few days on breaks at work, or at home.

My current list seems daunting, for the fact that about three are philosophy books, which means I can't read two of those at once. I don't want to confuse myself, because they are rather closely related. [Sidenote: I can't be bothered reading one book at a time. I need about two or three to skip around on to keep my interest. (I sound like a cheating lover now.) I can't explain it; it's something I've always done, and my dad admitted that he's the same way.]

I think I'm going to work on them in three sets, in this order:


ONE
Casebook in Abnormal Psychology
Tales of Ordinary Madness; Charles Bukowski
Fear and Trembling; Soren Kierkegaard

TWO
Texts and Commentary; Hegel
In Cold Blood; Truman Capote
Catch-22; Joseph Heller (There's very little keeping my interest with this one, so I may have to kick it out, and add a new book.)

THREE
Narcissus and Goldmund; Hermann Hesse
Smoke and Mirrors; Neil Gaiman
Discourse On Method; Rene Descartes

FOUR
The Philosophy of Communism; Charles J. McFadden, O.S.A., Ph.D.
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight; Vladimir Nabokov
(And maybe some erotica, because I have two unread books of it.)

I'd better get crackin'... these books won't read themselves. At least the summer has come to a close, and things have slowed down a bit. Maybe with the arrival of the holidays and winter, I'll have more time to relax with books and tea. That would be super. Now all I need is a good pair of footie jammies. ^_^

So, again I ask: Why am I online?
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The bloody humour alone is great, never mind the main idea. [Sep. 22nd, 2005|11:34 pm]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |okayokay]
[music |Wolfsheim - Once In A Lifetime]

A Message from John Cleese to the citizens of the United States of America:


In light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (excepting Kansas, which she does not fancy).

Your new prime minister, Tony Blair, will appoint a governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect: You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary.

1. Then look up "aluminium," and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

2. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as "favour" and "neighbour." Likewise, you will learn to spell "doughnut" without skipping half the letters, and the suffix -ize will be replaced by the suffix -ise. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up "vocabulary").

3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as US English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter "u" and the elimination of -ize. You will relearn your original national anthem, God Save The Queen.

4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.

6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

7. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.

8. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

9. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling "gasoline")-roughly $6/US gallon. Get used to it.

10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

11. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

12. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie MacDowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.

13. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).

14. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 21% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable.

15. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.

16. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

17. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 PM with proper cups, never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; strawberries in season.

Thank you for your co-operation.

[X-posted to MySpace]
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I thought this was a nifty quiz. [Sep. 11th, 2005|11:45 pm]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |tiredtired]
[music |Nada. I'm on the phone.]



I amHastur!


The Unspeakable One is the master of those who seek to unveil the mysteries of death. It is through meditation upon the Yellow Sign that the devotee of Hastur seeks transcendence to the city-realm of dim Carcosa. Through a complex series of visualizations that expand the aspirants void-consciousness, the final age will arise. Ruled by the ominous King in Yellow, a new stage of reality will come to fruition. Of the Olde Ones, Hastur is considered to be one of the most difficult to work with, his teachings being reserved exclusively for the Cthonian Adepts and Lords.


Which Great Old One are you?
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The obligatory occasional quiz results... [Jan. 16th, 2005|10:26 pm]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |S.P.O.C.K. - Dr. McCoy [!!!]]

You scored as Loner.

</td>

Loner

69%

Goth

56%

Geek

56%

Drama nerd

44%

Stoner

25%

Punk/Rebel

19%

Prep/Jock/Cheerleader

19%

Ghetto gangsta

0%

What's Your High School Stereotype?
created with QuizFarm.com


Please. Try to act surprised, 'kay?
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The End is Near. [Nov. 3rd, 2004|05:22 pm]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |worriedworried]
[music |Death In June - Frost Flowers]

Sign One of the Apocalypse: Boston Red Sox winning the World Series after 86 years of hardcore sucking.

Sign Two of the Apocalypse: George "Dubya" Bush serving a second term in office.

What's next?

Stay tuned.
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Was there any doubt? [May. 31st, 2004|05:48 pm]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |boredbored]
[music |Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again]


You are Magenta. You hail from the planet
Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania, but
for now, you're here on Earth, working as a
maid in Dr. Frank N. Furter's castle. You are
languid yet intense, with a calm insanity and a
subtle sensuality that, surprisingly, only your
brother Riff Raff gets to experience.


Which Gorgeous Rocky Horror Girl Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

I wasn't surprised at all. :D
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Love me. <3 [Apr. 29th, 2004|02:54 am]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |tiredtired]
[music |The Anniversary - Hold Me Tonight]

Go here. :)

Nearly 3am and I'm -just- going to bed. I hope that two hour nap earlier helped.
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Hee. [Apr. 29th, 2004|12:42 am]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[music |The Church - Under The Milky Way]

A lady walks into a drug store and tells the pharmacist she needs some cyanide.

The pharmacist said, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"

The lady then explained she needed it to poison her husband.

The pharmacist's eyes got big and he said, "Lord have mercy, I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband! That's against the law! They'll throw both of us in jail and I'll lose my license."

Then the lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife and handed it to the pharmacist.

The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, "Well now, you didn't tell me you had a prescription."

* * * * * * *
-=Geography=-

GEOGRAPHY OF WOMEN
Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa, half discovered, half wild, naturally beautiful with fertile soil.
Between 23 and 30, a woman is like America, well developed and open to trade, especially for someone with cash.
Between 31 and 35, a woman is like India, very hot, relaxed and convinced of her own beauty.
Between 36 and 40, a woman is like France, gently aging but still warm and a desirable place to visit.
Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Great Britain, with a glorious and all conquering past.
Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Yugoslavia, lost the war and haunted by past mistakes.
Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Russia, very wide and borders are now unpatrolled.
After 70, she becomes Tibet. Wildly beautiful, with a mysterious past and the wisdom of the ages... only those with an adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge visit there.

GEOGRAPHY OF MEN
Between 1 and 70, a man is like Iraq - ruled by a dick.
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"If you don't get pussy with that story..." [Apr. 27th, 2004|04:47 pm]
Cherry Bomb
[mood |blahblah]
[music |Heavy D & the Boys - Got Me Waiting]

Shades of Dane Cook. Fo'real.

* * * * * * *

Boy Fights Off Attacking Bear
By MARY PEMBERTON, AP

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (April 27) - A 15-year-old boy on a wilderness expedition for emotionally troubled youths woke up to find a 400-pound brown bear with a bad attitude sitting at his feet.

After trying unsuccessfully to back out of the tent, the boy was bitten in the forearm and decided to fight back, punching the bear with his left hand a half-dozen times, Alaska State Trooper Adam Benson said Monday.

When the teenager tried to run, the bear bit him again below his ribs, this time leaving a half-dozen puncture wounds on his back, Benson said.

The boy punched the bear again, and again she let him go, but chased him around a nearby stand of trees. He eventually remembered an air horn in his gear, and blew it in the bear's muzzle, waking others in the camp, said Steve Prysunka, director of the six-week "Crossing Wilderness Expeditions for Youth" program.

Prysunka asked that the boy not be identified.

The bear finally turned and ran after counselors blasted her with pepper spray and fired a flare at her feet, Prysunka said. Later Saturday, following the morning attack, officials found the sow in the campsite area on Deer Island in southeast Alaska and killed her.

The boy was flown out to a hospital, where he was treated, then sent home to Barrow to give his wounds time to heal, Prysunka said.

"I think he is the biggest, baddest thing in the woods. He punched the bear," Prysunka said.

04/26/04 23:37 EDT

* * * * * * *

How did you get away?
I punched it... and he let me go.

Hm... right?
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