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17th-Jul-2010 10:53 am(no subject)
dick in a box
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you've eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.

The VGT Omnivore's Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper Is that even physically safe?
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar Allergic to the cigar.
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects covered in chocolate
43. Phaal
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $120 or more

46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S'mores

62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst

65. Durian
66. Frogs' Legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost

75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant

85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake
13th-Jul-2009 09:48 am(no subject)
I can't find the original banner, but Progressive Auto Insurance has an ad featuring this photo.
with the copy
Years later, this photo made it onto the mantel.

Living up to your name: now that's Progressive.

The banner links to this website, which basically just says we like gays and we have LGBT-friendly employment practices.

I find it quite heartening that gay inclusion has reached the point of cynical, empty corporate exploitation.
12th-May-2009 11:31 pm - introducing

MacGyver "Mugzy" Cooper
30th-Apr-2009 10:11 pm(no subject)
Inspired by this comment thread at BikeSnobNYC, your assignment is this:
  1. Come up with a sex act that could be euphemised by "Strunk and White".
  2. For your euphemism in part 1 above, come up with a Cockney rhyming slang derivation.
14th-Apr-2009 04:12 pm(no subject)
Dancing in the Dark
Bruce Springsteen

I get up in the evening
And I ain't got nothing to say
I come home in the morning
I go to bed feeling the same way
I ain't nothing but tired
I'm just tired and bored with myself
Hey there baby I could use just a little help

You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun is for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

Message keeps getting clearer
Radio's on and I'm moving 'round my place
Check my look in the mirror
Wanna change my hair, my clothes, my face
I ain't getting nowhere sleeping in a dump like this
Something happening somewhere
Something happening somewhere
Something happening somewhere
Something happening somewhere

You can't start a fire
You can't start a fire without a spark
This gun is for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

You can't start a fire
Sitting around crying over a broken heart
This gun is for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

You can't start a fire
Worrying about your little world falling apart
This gun is for hire
Even if we're just dancing in the dark

EDIT: Eph. Don't know why I thought this was a Tegan & Sara original. It's not. But their version is really good.
9th-Apr-2009 09:46 pm(no subject)
dick in a box
Wow. Apparently Jim Lehrer shares some vague responsibility for JFK's death:

1st-Apr-2009 11:49 am(no subject)
Over at Uncommon Descent, Denyse O'Leary, under the title Evolutionists' careers built on plagiarism?, asserts that H.G. Wells was an "important evolutionist".

Also she makes the following comment:
I am told that Richard Owen invented the term “dinosaur.” If so, that would make him pretty important in the history of evolution. He did not need to have agreed with Charles Darwin about everything.

This is going into my file of things that completely discredit IDists. O'Leary is so far lacking in that department--she tends to rely on innuendo rather than spelling it out. Jonathan Wells and Bill Dembski, both much more prone to saying what they mean, are neck and neck for the top slot.
28th-Mar-2009 02:33 pm(no subject)
This is a good song.

Round Here
Counting Crows

Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog,
where no one notices the contrast of white on white,
and in between the moon and you the angels get a better view
of the crumbling difference between wrong and right.
I walk in the air between the rain through myself and back again.
Where? I don't know.
Maria says she's dying. Through the door I hear her crying.
Why? I don't know.

Round here we always stand up straight.
Round here something radiates.

Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand.
She said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis.
She walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land
just like shes walking on a wire in the circus.
She parks her car outside of my house,
takes her clothes off,
says she's close to understanding Jesus.
She knows she's more than just a little misunderstood.
She has trouble acting normal when shes nervous.

Round here we're carving out our names.
Round here we all look the same.
Round here we talk just like lions but we sacrifice like lambs.
Round here she's slipping through my hands.

Sleeping children better run like the wind
out of the lightning dream.
Mama's little baby better get herself in
out of the lightning.

She says it's only in my head.
She says shhh I know it's only in my head.
But the girl in the car in the parking lot says
man you should try to take a shot,
can't you see my walls are crumbling?
Then she looks up at the building and says she's thinking of jumping.
She says she's tired of life. She must be tired of something

Round here she's always on my mind.
Round here, hey man, got lots of time.
Round here we're never sent to bed early
and nobody makes us wait.
Round here we stay up very, very, very, very late.
I cant see nothing, nothing round here.

Catch me if I'm falling.
Catch me if I'm falling.
25th-Mar-2009 03:11 pm - oh graffiti
gangsta shit
Outside Wells Hall yesterday, the Students 4 Life group did some chalking. One of the chalkings read:
stops a
beating  ♥
which is intended to be read as "Abortion stops a beating heart."

I, of course, saw the glyph ♥ as a sign-off, like one might use an emoticon. So I thought to myself ". . . if your boyfriend is an asshole!"
24th-Mar-2009 03:40 am(no subject)
dum tacet clamat
Wow, yeah, it sucks to find out that your life was one big fucking lie for a long time.

16th-Mar-2009 11:07 pm - Part II
dum tacet clamat
And if you don't, for God's sake fucking tell everyone involved.


EDIT: Unprotected* this post and the last one.

* Hah.
16th-Mar-2009 02:46 pm(no subject)
dum tacet clamat
Oh my god y'all, wrap it up. Please please please please please. This is super important.

14th-Mar-2009 11:46 pm(no subject)
If you're ever hungry and don't want to be, just take a stroll through this site.
10th-Mar-2009 04:29 pm - Question
Who is ilevrus?
27th-Feb-2009 01:46 pm - continuation
Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

from el_lobo_es_loco:
  1. Texas The Great State, where everything is bigger. I miss it rather a lot sometimes. Maybe in a year or two when I'm looking at jobs I'll check out UT or Houston (or maybe even A&M--the horror!). Maybe not. It might be cool to live in New England or California for a couple years before I settle down.
  2. Colorful skirts I need to wear more. Haven't skirted it up in a while.
  3. Cooking I've found that buying whole chicken breasts is a happy medium between whole chickens (easy to cook, classy, and delicious, but annoying to clean up after) and boneless skinless chicken breasts (tasty and healthy but expensive). And I've gotten into baby spinach something fierce as well.
  4. Non-sensical math terms Cf. the previous post.
  5. Backyard fire pit I'm gonna expand it when it gets warm enough to dig. Make it wider, and also give it a significant above-ground part. Hell, I might even spring for new bricks and maybe even mortart for the project.
25th-Feb-2009 10:00 pm - WHATTTT
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Mean Curvature Blowup in Mean Curvature Flow.

Also submitted it to Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. I'll be sure to let you know if it goes anywhere.
23rd-Feb-2009 09:58 pm(no subject)
Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

from turtleheart:
  1. math So here is a submanifold, chilling. Damn, that is a sweet submanifold you might say. WRONG.
  2. photography I was considering buying a D300 in May, but I think I'm going to baby myself and buy a D700 instead. HOLY fuck.
  3. diners I think I'm losing my edge. For some reason I get horribly bored after about an hour. Maybe it's because I don't have any latelate friends anymore. How very depressing.
  4. really really smart Apparently not that smart, if babymamadrama is an index of smartness.
  5. MSU A singular institution, for sure. Photogenic. I need to go down to the power plant while it's still cold and get some billowy exhaust pictures.

from spuma_spumata:
  1. q-tip theft Still at it. I ganked some of Elaine's yesterday. And I wrung out my hair in the hallway in your honour.
  2. musicianship Ain't got none. The other day I went over to Albert's to record this sax part. Couldn't end up getting it down, and then Al picked up my sax and figured it out in about ten minutes. He's played clarinet, but not for two years or so.
  3. commie pinko fags And will always be. Made some hay out of that label at this party a month or so ago. This girl asked where I was from, and I told her places were so bourgeois.
  4. imagism I don't think I ever had that particular skill.
  5. gism At long last, something I'm good at. . .
12th-Feb-2009 03:42 pm(no subject)
Been a while since I shared photos, since my main outlet in that way has been momentile1. But I wanted to share the following with you, 'cause I think they're pretty good and I'm proud of them.

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3rd-Feb-2009 10:43 pm(no subject)
I've decided to get an iPod Shuffle. They come with free engraving.

Poll #1343269 engravy

What should I get engraved?

A Cooper
Andrew A. Cooper
Andrew W. Cooper

Or write your own!

1st-Feb-2009 02:40 am(no subject)
Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
The Decemberists

Soldier: Heart carved tree trunk, Yankee bayonet
A sweetheart left behind
Girl: Far from the hills of the sea-swelled Carolinas
That's where my true love lies

S: Look for me when the sun-bright swallow
Sings upon the birch bow high
G: But you are in the ground with the voles and the weevils
All a-chew on your bones so dry

Both: But when the sun breaks to no more bullets in Battle creek
Then will you make a grave? For I will be home then
I will be home then
I will be home then
I will be home then

G: When I was a girl how the hills of Oconee
Made a seam to hem me in
S: There at the fair when our eyes caught, careless,
Got my heart right pierced by a pin

S: But O did you see all the dead of Manassas
All the bellies and the bones and the bile?
G:No, I lingered here with the blankets barren
And my own belly big with child

Both: But when the sun breaks to no more bullets in Battle creek
Then will you make a grave? For I will be home then
I will be home then
I will be home then
I will be home then

S: And stems and bones and stone walls too
Could keep me from you
This skein of skin is all too few
To keep me from you

Both: But O my love though our bodies may be parted
Though our skin may not touch skin
Look for me with the sun-bright sparrow
I will come on the breath of the wind
24th-Jan-2009 01:06 am(no subject)
dum tacet clamat

Laurence Tribe has a great fucking speech about the Constitution's history, legitimacy, and why strict textualism is a nonstarter.
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