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"hi, fnord, how are you?"
"pretty good, how are you doing?"
"oh, i'm alright, how about yourself?"
"pretty good!"

...don't talk to me.


By fnord12 | January 27, 2006, 11:51 AM | My stupid life | Comments (5)| Link



Am i bugging you? I don't mean to bug you...

Thanks to this new law, it's now illegal to annoy people on the internet without revealing your real name. So i guess i'd better fess up, because i know i'm annoying.

I am... Umberto Eco!

Min, when are you going to come clean?


By fnord12 | January 10, 2006, 12:35 PM | Liberal Outrage & My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link



The Abuse Team is here to help

We got an email from our hosting service's Abuse Team, threatening to beat us with sticks if we didn't remove all the mp3s from our site. When i explained that these were in fact our mp3s, the Abuse Coordinator wrote back saying sorry, it was just their automated bots getting a little too ambitious. But think about that for a second. The record industry has these hosting providers so scared that they've got them monitoring and harassing their own customers in the RIAA's interests. We pay our providers, so they are supposed to be looking out for our interests, not the record companies'. I guess that sounds a lot like telling a cop "i pay your salary", but really, it's one thing to respond to a complaint. It's another to have our sites monitored for unacceptable file formats.

The record industry needs to give up. First of all, we've been swapping music since the invention of cassette tapes, which is when they first started claiming the industry would collapse if it didn't stop. (I still have my Dead Kennedys In God We Trust, Inc. EP. "The record industry says home taping is killing the music business. We left side B blank so you can help.") But if they really want to do something about it, how about lowering prices, putting out a lot less crap, and paying your artists more? I'm a lot more likely to care about ripping off a struggling artist than i am Sony Records.


By fnord12 | January 6, 2006, 4:19 AM | Liberal Outrage & Music & My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link



Sheep O' Death

Growing up we lived behind Jason Masters' farm, and one day they got some sheep. But these weren't regular sheep. They didn't bleat or baah. They howled like tortured souls from beyond the grave. And if you climbed over the fence to play in the Masters' woods, they would hunt you down and terrorize you. I never got a good look at them, partially because i was running for my life and partially because their shadowy bodies only semi-existed in the mortal world, but if i was ever able to see them i'm sure they would have looked just like this picture that Mike sent me. With no explanation, i might add. I think it's meant to be a threat.


By fnord12 | January 6, 2006, 4:09 AM | My stupid life | Comments (2)| Link



Note to self:

No more drinking 2 cans of Dr. Pepper before bedtime. Yr just lucky you don't have to go to work tomorrow.


By fnord12 | January 6, 2006, 3:34 AM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link



Name The Hedgehog

Click on the hedgehog picture at the top. Just do it!


By min | January 3, 2006, 11:02 PM | My stupid life | Comments (0)| Link



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