...just checking in....
Posted by owl 11 years ago
haven't been around for a while, thought i would say hi.  
 
and then, i found my avatar gone....sigh. guess it has been that long then.  
 
Occam's phasar
Posted by owl 12 years ago
so.  
 
apparently, william of occam decided a long time ago something along the lines of "entities shouldn't be reproduced unneccessarily".  
 
not only was this wise advice woefully unheeded, it was bastardized (aha, yes, i get it) by newton, of all people, to the more commonly held principle of "keep it simple, stupid", or, KISS.  
 
thats all good. no argument here. but phasars cut even phiner than razors.  
 
 
 
 
reaching out
Posted by owl 13 years ago
cari ubc and hey wells.
is it just my booze addled brains or...
Posted by owl 13 years ago
are comments disappearing from lf? removed without a trace?  
 
don't get me wrong. i could see why some comments might get deleted. i think it's the without a trace part i don't like. if, indeed, it's happening at all.
I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
Posted by owl 13 years ago
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars  
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,  
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth  
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;  
Morn came and went--and came, and brought no day,  
And men forgot their passions in the dread  
Of this their desolation; and all hearts  
Were chill'd into a selfish prayer for light:  
And they did live by watchfires--and the thrones,  
The palaces of crowned kings--the huts,  
The habitations of all things which dwell,  
Were burnt for beacons; cities were consum'd,  
And men were gather'd round their blazing homes  
To look once more into each other's face;  
Happy were those who dwelt within the eye  
Of the volcanos, and their mountain-torch:  
A fearful hope was all the world contain'd;  
Forests were set on fire--but hour by hour  
They fell and faded--and the crackling trunks  
Extinguish'd with a crash--and all was black.  
The brows of men by the despairing light  
Wore an unearthly aspect, as by fits  
The flashes fell upon them; some lay down  
And hid their eyes and wept; and some did rest  
Their chins upon their clenched hands, and smil'd;  
And others hurried to and fro, and fed  
Their funeral piles with fuel, and look'd up  
With mad disquietude on the dull sky,  
The pall of a past world; and then again  
With curses cast them down upon the dust,  
And gnash'd their teeth and howl'd: the wild birds shriek'd  
And, terrified, did flutter on the ground,  
And flap their useless wings; the wildest brutes  
Came tame and tremulous; and vipers crawl'd  
And twin'd themselves among the multitude,  
Hissing, but stingless--they were slain for food.  
And War, which for a moment was no more,  
Did glut himself again: a meal was bought  
With blood, and each sate sullenly apart  
Gorging himself in gloom: no love was left;  
All earth was but one thought--and that was death  
Immediate and inglorious; and the pang  
Of famine fed upon all entrails--men  
Died, and their bones were tombless as their flesh;  
The meagre by the meagre were devour'd,  
Even dogs assail'd their masters, all save one,  
And he was faithful to a corse, and kept  
The birds and beasts and famish'd men at bay,  
Till hunger clung them, or the dropping dead  
Lur'd their lank jaws; himself sought out no food,  
But with a piteous and perpetual moan,  
And a quick desolate cry, licking the hand  
Which answer'd not with a caress--he died.  
The crowd was famish'd by degrees; but two  
Of an enormous city did survive,  
And they were enemies: they met beside  
The dying embers of an altar-place  
Where had been heap'd a mass of holy things  
For an unholy usage; they rak'd up,  
And shivering scrap'd with their cold skeleton hands  
The feeble ashes, and their feeble breath  
Blew for a little life, and made a flame  
Which was a mockery; then they lifted up  
Their eyes as it grew lighter, and beheld  
Each other's aspects--saw, and shriek'd, and died--  
Even of their mutual hideousness they died,  
Unknowing who he was upon whose brow  
Famine had written Fiend. The world was void,  
The populous and the powerful was a lump,  
Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless--  
A lump of death--a chaos of hard clay.  
The rivers, lakes and ocean all stood still,  
And nothing stirr'd within their silent depths;  
Ships sailorless lay rotting on the sea,  
And their masts fell down piecemeal: as they dropp'd  
They slept on the abyss without a surge--  
The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave,  
The moon, their mistress, had expir'd before;  
The winds were wither'd in the stagnant air,  
And the clouds perish'd; Darkness had no need  
Of aid from them--She was the Universe.  
bye bye immortal
Posted by owl 13 years ago
after a year, or nearly so, its finally gone. whaddaya know.
mind control
Posted by owl 13 years ago
try this:  
 
sit in a chair, lift your right foot and make clockwise circles.  
 
at the same time, draw the number six in the air with your right hand.  
 
let me know if you can do this without your foot changing direction.
my survivor confession
Posted by owl 13 years ago
i'm really, really attracted to the bartender babe with the tattoos and the bikini underwear. it's just something about her.
its either a joke. or...
Posted by owl 13 years ago
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so msn says, don't use our poor products to access our ok products.
help on breast cancer
Posted by owl 13 years ago
recently, a very good and old friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer.  
 
believe it or not, at my ripe old age (late 30s), this is, literally, my first experience with a friend or anyone faced with cancer.  
 
i'm doing what i can, of course, going with her to appointments, etc...but i don't know if i'm doing the best i can. meaning, i can't relate very well to the whole experience, as its my first. its obviously hers too as well...and she is doing very well at being informed, mutliple opinions etc...  
 
i was just wondering if anyone out here in lf has experience in this, has advice, a good, trustworthy information site to go too, anything really.
Blame Goodenow
Posted by owl 13 years ago
Blame Goodenow  
 
With apologies to South Park, Canuck's Corner proudly presents the Gary Bettman Choir. (If you know the tune, sing along.)  
 
Bill Daly: Times have changed,  
Our teams are getting worse  
The owners won't obey Gary,  
They just want to fart and curse.  
 
Craig Leipold: Should we blame the Predators?  
 
Richard Peddie: Or blame the Maple Leafs?  
 
All: Or should we blame Don Cherry on TV?  
 
Bill Daly: No! Blame Goodenow!  
 
All: Blame Goodenow!  
 
Bill Daly: With both his beady little eyes,  
His flapping head so full of lies  
 
All: Blame Goodenow!  
Blame Goodenow!  
 
Bill Daly: We need to form a full assault  
 
All: It's Goodenow's fault!  
 
William Wirtz: Don't blame me  
For the Black Hawks,  
We haven't won since sixty one  
And now I got to nix the talks!  
 
Bill Daly: Well, Blame Goodenow!  
 
All: Blame Goodenow!  
 
Bill Daly: It seems that everything's gone wrong  
since Goodenow came along  
 
All: Blame Goodenow!  
Blame Goodenow!  
 
Eugene Melnyk: He's not even a billionaire anyway.  
 
Jeremy Jacobs The Boston market should've been great, a winner, it's a-true  
Instead it burned up like a piggy on a barbecue  
 
All: Should we blame the matches?  
Should we blame the fire?  
Or the owner who allowed it to expire?  
 
Bill Daly: Heck no!  
 
All: Blame Goodenow!  
Blame Goodenow!  
Shame on Goodenow!  
 
Ohhh...  
The play we must stop  
The fans we must bash  
Laughter and fun  
Must all be undone  
We must blame Bob and cause a fuss  
Before somebody thinks of blaming uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus
Memory management
Posted by owl 13 years ago
I have, recently, been demoted to an old emachine, running Win98. Memory has, for the first time in a long time, become an issue again. Despite running over 300 mgs of memory, it bleeds out pretty fast. Leave the machine alone, and in 10 hours the memory is saturated. So I went looking for something to help me clear it up when it was running low, and application warp was what I found. Seems to work ok, but does anyone out there have anything better?
On BattleStar Galactica: the new series
Posted by owl 13 years ago
Just finished watching the first two episodes of Battlestar Galactica, from the scifi channel.  
 
 
im a fan. its damn good. i dont care about the changes they made (i was a big fan of the original series as a boy), they work fine. they update the story, add a touch of suspense, and, ironicly, reality. im going to keep watching, cause as far as i am concerned, this is the best scifi series i've ever seen on tv. my only complaint is that its only on cable.  
 
 
but how...what....
Posted by owl 13 years ago
if anyone can tell me how this bike works, or who made it, please do  
 
note that the wheels have neither hubs, nor spokes.  
 
wtf?  
 
more  
 
funny xmass emails
Posted by owl 13 years ago
Owl,  
 
Merry Christmas!!! The "dapolboc"(Seasonal Beer) is flowing a Ram's head  
and we have drank a lot. I have pored some out for you on purpose and  
spilled some by accident. Actually, Last happy hour we had our gift  
exchange. It was a crazy night!! MJ, give me a pink rugby shirt because  
I am play on his team this season. I tripped a fell and almost tackled a  
parking meter, but I missed, next time that Parking meter is going  
down!!!!!! We had about 20 to 30 people show up through out the night  
but we still missed you. :o( I will check out the pictures of the  
family, it sound like you had a good holiday. Well keep in touch.  
 
Your Friend  
 
P.S.= This was short because work is still Crazy!! I have officially  
stayed and hour after now. I would be nice if I could get paid to  
tackle parking meters, but I'm not to good at that so I don't think I  
would make a lot of money.  
 
from a good friend who has several academic degrees. heh. its like me every night, tho really, aint it?
still ramblin'
Posted by owl 13 years ago
made it to phoenix yesterday. hooowahhh, its hot here. but its a dry heat. it really, really DOES make a difference. i quite like it here, brown and dusty green tho it may be. the hills are impressive with their massive, haphazard jumbles of boulders. the often irreverent salutes of the sagauro are hard to get tired of too.  
 
coolest thing so far: first morning in az, i awoke at 530 am (becauase the semis had all decided to hit the road again, the curse of sleeping in road side rest areas) and hit the road. just before six am, when the sky was light but the sun hadn't yet peaked over the horizon, i saw a shooting star fall for a good 20-30 seconds through the sky. it was bright, like burning magnesium, and i swear it lasted long enough to hit the ground. i was tempted to turn off the highway to find it - but then the coffee kicked in and i realized that was a little bit like trying to find the end of the rainbow.
ramblin' travellin' man
Posted by owl 13 years ago
howdy folks! haven't been around in a while, cause i've been travelling around this big-ass country. gone through Va, NC, and now in Memphis; heading to Az, then Nevada, Oregon and finally Wa eventually. its been fun so far, mostly camping nights and travelling days.  
 
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strangest and most tragic thing ive seen so far: i was waiting to turn left onto a state hwy, when i saw a big white SUV (are there any other kind than big?) race out of a seedy motel parking lot directly into the speeding traffic. it hit a little red car, T-boned it (still like cowboys Tbone?) and then a big black truck hit both, rolled up over the red car and then flipped a couple of times. the white SUV was spun around till it ended up nearly on the other side of the highway (this is three lanes each way at this point).  
 
light turns green, i go up to where all this went down, figuring i could help...when a guy in cammy's and body armour jumps out and points a machine gun our way and motions everyone to stop (i did, oboy did i ever). a dozen or so more of these guys then surround the white SUV. the guy driving this crawls out the window and hits the ground, gets taken away. for some reason people keep trying to get out of their cars, and keep getting rifles shoved in their faces and told to get the hell back in them.  
 
one of those was a girl in a (uglyish) green chiffon dress. she was crying and screaming - her friends were in the little red car. all on their way to the prom.  
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note to self - remember to mention that safari doesn't work very well on this site. chat is nearly broken, you get signed out a lot trying to get to different pages, and...umm, i think thats it so far.  
 
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memphis is hot and humid. i think i am looking forward to the desert for a while. sure its a 100 degrees. but its a DRY heat.  
 
a.
Stanley Cup Tailgate Update (and the smell of ass)
Posted by owl 14 years ago
Ok. This is a little late, but better late than never. Well maybe not, as the points are all screwed up. I am too busy right now to fix it. Thought Tbone would take care of this, my bad.  
 
Game two results in the east and the west are as follows:  
 
Results:  
East  
Islanders stun Tampa 3-0. Tampa apparently forgot to show up. NO ONE GOT A POINT HERE.  
 
Boston bruised the Habs 2-1 in overtime. Ribeiro picks up the first ever "Best Imitation of a Soccer Player Award" in the NHL. Owl gets a point here, the rest of you are soccer players.  
 
In the battle of the trap, Philly cheesestaked the Devils 3-2. Yawn. NO ONE GOT A POINT HERE. Shigpit scores one here, everyone else is still trying to remove the proverbial foot.  
 
IN the battle of Ontario, the "leaf nation" whipped the Sens 2-0. Congrats Fab7. I mean that. But since you didn't make a pick, you do NOT get a point. Tbone does, Owl does, Shigpit does.  
 
West  
 
The oldest team, Detroit, beat nashville 2-1. I still think the predators will win a couple. In fact they won game three.  
 
The Sharks 'bested' the Blues 3-1. Don't swim with sharks. Tbone, Fab7, Owl and Shigpit all get points. Owl gets a point, everyone else is practicing their fav japanese fetish.  
 
Vancouver lost 2-1. Shut up. NO ONE GETS POINTS HERE. Even if you picked right.  
 
The Avalanche buried the Stars 5-2. Tbone and owl, wise sages that they are, get a point. Sorry Shiggy.  
 
 
And o yeah. my apartment smells like stale ass right now. My next door neighbour discovered about 10 dead possums underneath his house, and is removing them. fuckers stink, yo.
NHL Stanley Cup Tailgate update
Posted by owl 14 years ago
Well, the first game for the east and the west is done, so time to dole out the points and jabs. Tbone has to work, so I am doing it for now.  
 
Results:  
East  
Tampa beat the Islanders 3-0. No big suprise here, the Islanders are pylons that squeaked into the playoffs. Tbone, Fab7, Owl and Shigpit all pick up a point.  
 
Boston whupped the Habs 3-0 too. "We have to do a lot of things better to win the next game," Montreal's Saku Koivu said. No shit, sherlock. Tbone, Fab7, Owl and Shigpit all pick up a point  
 
In the battle of the trap, Philly upset the Devils 3-2. Esche made 37 saves - I'd be shocked if the Devils have taken 39 shots in a game all year! Tbone, Fab7 and Shigpit all pick up a point. Owl is teh sux0r.  
 
IN the battle of Ontario, the Senators whipped the Leaf Nation 4-2. Sorry Fab7. Owl and Shigpit get a point. Tbone and Fab7 like cowboys.  
 
West  
 
The oldest team, Detroit, whupped the youngest, Nashville 3-1. What can I say, I still think the Preds are going to give em a run for their money. Fab7 and Shigpit get points. Owl and Tbone cry into their pints.  
 
In a snooze fest, the Sharks 'bested' the Blues 1-0. Hey fellas, its the playoffs ya know. Tbone, Fab7, Owl and Shigpit all get points.  
 
Vancouver STOMPED Calgary 5-3PHWOOOAARRRR!!!. Fab7, Owl and Shigpit get a point. Tbone should lose one for picking the Flames, and he likes cowboys.  
 
The Avalanche buried the Stars 3-1. It took David Aebischer's best Pat Roy imitation tho, he turned away 37 shots. Shigpit gets a point. Tbone, Fab7 and Owl are sent back to the minors for a 'reconditioning' stint.  
 
 
Final score:  
Tbone 5  
Fab7 7 (of course)  
Owl 5  
Shigpit 8(!), and the leader's jersey.  
 
my picks for the next games:  
Tampa  
Boston  
Devils  
Toronto  
Nashville  
SJ  
Vancouver (PHWOAR!!)  
Colorado  
 
A LinkFilter Competition
Posted by owl 14 years ago
the first one (competition)?  
 
First one to successfully describe how to sort users by user number will receive all of my bonus points* awarded to me by lorddimwit, plus bragging rights** for all time***.  
 
*these points are useless other than that they convey a certain j'ne sais quois upon the user. in fact, i am often in the negative there.  
 
**priceless.  
 
*** if you are now, or ever have been, glitch, potatono, or a close confidant of theirs, including, but not limited too, girlfriends, fiances, or reviewers of the linkfilter source code, you may not play.
dr. phwoar
Posted by owl 14 years ago
Ministry of Owl?
Posted by owl 14 years ago
I have a bit of a dilemna on my hands. Friends of mine have asked me to officiate over their wedding.  
 
Yep, be a minister.  
 
I am not religious. I have some things to think about before I accept or decline this request.  
 
So I am wondering...does anyone else have any experience with this? Any thoughts at all?
doggie jokes
Posted by owl 14 years ago
for whatever reason, i can no longer find the thread that included the sexy jokes. probably my own ineptitude.  
 
but i like jokes told from an animal's perspective...  
 
doggie (or any animal) jokes:  
 
my master is soooo stupid  
 
 
 
 
he pees in the waterbowl
if owl and bear had a love affair....
Posted by owl 14 years ago
h00t
Posted by owl 14 years ago
 
 
thanks to agent honeydew :)
just curious
Posted by owl 14 years ago
so i got a refund on link #41820. which was nice, thank you all that voted.  
 
but it got me thinking. is that really 41820? or is it 41820 minus the contributions of antimusik, hardyhar and even vd?  
 
ie, did the numbers get reset or not?  
 
just curious.
is it wrong to find this sexy?
Posted by owl 14 years ago
 
 
cause...yowza
nhl tailgate
Posted by owl 14 years ago
k folks. tbones team and mine play ottawa and minnesota tonite, at 730 and 8pm respectively. anyone up for a hockey tailgate on aim?
how to play hhgg on your own machine...and save your postion etc
Posted by owl 14 years ago
get this  
 
go here and get this for windows or find the one for your platform.  
 
install the frotz, hit the exe and play the z5 game from above. enjoy.  
 
:)
ok. no smartass comments please
Posted by owl 14 years ago
so i check out mefi once in a while. so its been down for at least the last coupla days. anyone know whats up?