Friday, August 27, 2004
 
Get a Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD for FREE!
In a suprising move of pure coolness, you can order stainless steel glass balustrade completely for free. This is not only good for people with shitty connections, but for people who reinstall their OS frequently. Now you can install XP and SP2 without your internet connection turned on so you can avoid that nasty 20 minutes of vulnurability presented with an unpatched PC. Rock on, fools.
 
Monday, August 09, 2004
 
Xbox Theft Spurred Fla. Slayings
A dispute over clothes and a video game system between a young woman and a squatter in her grandparents' house apparently sparked the vicious beating and stabbing murders of six people whose bodies were found late last week in a blood-spattered home, police said.

Troy Victorino, 27, Robert Cannon, 18, Jerone Hunter, 18 and Michael Salas, 18, are charged with first-degree murder and armed burglary. The teens confessed shortly after they were arrested Saturday, authorities said. All four were jailed in Daytona Beach while awaiting bail hearings Monday.

Police said the attack was the brutal culmination of an argument between Victorino, an ex-convict, and one of the victims, who is believed to be Erin Belanger, 22. She was singled out for a beating so vicious that even dental records were useless in trying to identify her.


The world is a fucking disgusting place. How can people do this to other people? I wouldn't be able to blame anyone for wanting to leave this world early at this point. Sometimes I wonder if there is even a single decent person living in America.
 
Sunday, August 08, 2004
 
So... Uh...
I'm updating because Dan was angry that I hadn't updated in like all of one day. So... that's it.

My head hurts. Jesus, fuck.
 
Friday, August 06, 2004
 
Gene Pool Notes
I love Gene Pool. It's a great Alife program, but I have one real problem with it. It's very easy for your swimmers to go completely extinct as they suffer from what I'd like to call Americanitis, though it would be Humanitis just as easy. They have a bad tendency to migrate to a corner of the pool that has all the food, then they eat all the food and breed in such massive quantities that just about all the ones they bread die off. The ones left behind are left in a mad dash to the other corner of the pool so they can repeat the process. If you start with a generation of fairly weak swimmers, they'll quickly go extinct within about 12 hours of repeating this over and over again.
 
Rick James Is Dead
Bitch.
 
christening gifts
ASHLAND, Mass. (AP) A Whitinsville man riding his motorcycle away from his wedding rehearsal was killed in a crash that was witnessed by his fiance.

Colby Miller, 30, died Thursday after he slammed into a dirt embankment on Winter Street. His fiance, Meredith Flanagan, was following in a car. They were planning to get married in three weeks.

Their priest, the Rev. Ron Ingalls, said Flanagan had a moment with Miller before he lost consciousness.

''It's absolutely tragic,'' he told the MetroWest Daily News of Framingham. ''They had just come from rehearsing their wedding ceremony. They were so happy and looking forward to everything.''

The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. after the couple left the rehearsal at Ingalls' home.

Miller was taken by ambulance to a nearby baseball field, where a helicopter arrived to fly him to a hospital. But Miller was pronounced dead in the ambulance.

Ashland Police Lt. Scott Rohmer said Friday that the crash was still under investigation, but speed appears to be a factor.
 
Rilo Kiley - A Better Son/Daughter
Sometimes in the morning I am petrified and can't move
Awake but cannot open my eyes
And the weight is crashing down on my lungs, I know I can't breath
And hope someone will save me this time

And your mother's still calling you insane and high
Swearing it's different this time
And you tell her to give in to the demons that possess her
And that God never blessed her insides
Then you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things
And crawl back into bed to dream of a time
When your heart was open wide and you loved things just because
Like the sick and the dying

And sometimes when you're on, you're really fucking on
And your friends they sing along and they love you
But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap
And it teases you for weeks in its absence

But you'll fight and you'll make it through
You'll fake it if you have to and you'll show up to work with a smile
You'll be better and you'll be smarter and more grown up
And a better daughter or son and a real good friend
And you'll be awake, you'll be alert, you'll be positive though it hurts
And you'll laugh and embrace all your friends
You'll be a real good listener, you'll be honest, you'll be brave
You'll be handsome and you'll be beautiful
You'll be happy

Your ship may be coming in
You're weak, but not giving in
To the cries and the wails of the valley below
And your ship may be coming in
You're weak, but not giving in
And you'll fight it, you'll go out fighting all of them
 
Thursday, August 05, 2004
 
People Like This Exist?
Sara: im watching news... i wanna go to the republican national convention... my friend gets to go :(
Brad: fucking republican
Sara: fucking democrat :P
Brad: i'm glad i didn't marry you
Sara: me too
Sara: haha
Brad: you voted for bush
Sara: yes i did
Brad: god
Sara: im gonna do it again too... so there
Brad: omh
Brad: i mean
Brad: omg
Brad: wtf
Brad: you can
Brad: RRGh
Brad: see
Brad: i'm so angry i cant even fucking see straight
Brad: lmao
Sara: :)
Sara: haha
Sara: i am used to having that effect on you brad :x
Sara: i'd rather have bush than some lying 2 faced flip flopping bastard like kerry
Sara: and his fucking running mate is a leech
Brad: you'd rather have some asshole who sends people off to die in foreign countries for no fucking reason?
Sara: its not for no reason... and if people actually paid attention, they'd notice that 90%+ of our army is republican :P that should clue you in a bit
Brad: whatever
Sara: haha
Sara: okay we don't have to get into it
Sara: :D
Brad: if you buy that 'not for no reason' shit, you're hopeless and ignorant :P
Sara: well im just scared of what will happen if we suddenly get another pussy for a president
Sara: so when the next 9/11 happens, we decide to cower with our tail between our legs... yay.
Brad: oh christ
Sara: lol
Brad: you've totally bought all the paranoia that's been sold to you
Brad: that's why i'm glad i don't watch television
Sara: haha
Brad: i can't be brainwashed into believing we are always under attack. i don't have to listen to endless retarded reports that we might be attacked soon by mysterious and magical arabs
Sara: true... but i'd rather be prepared then caught with our thumb up our ass
Brad: be prepared for what? how?
Brad: you think next time some arabs wanna fly planes into some buildings we're going to magically predict it and stop it all on account of Bush?
Sara: lol no
Brad: Or that we're going to immediately nuke whatever country we "think" was responsibe?
Sara: but i think that if it happens again
Sara: we'll bomb the shit out of them :)
Sara: as opposed to invite them in for a peace talk
Brad: lmao
Sara: sure... nuke em all
Sara: get rid of the freaky fuckers
Brad: you can't be serious
Sara: ;) sure i am.. i think the world would be better without 98.9% of the middle east
Brad: you'd just destroy an entire country cos some crazies decided to blow up a building?
Sara: nuke em and steal their oil
Brad: *skin crawls*
Sara: im a crazy republican... i want oil ;P
Sara: haha
Brad: you can't be saying that
Brad: i don't believe that
Brad: i mean... holy shit. oh well.
Brad: i guess i'm just too compassionate at this point in my life.
Sara: hehehe
Sara: yeah ;P compassion sucks... haha
Brad: I'm sorry for you ;(
Sara: anyway, jay just called and i gotta go pick up his joes boots... hes a sergeant now btw ;)
Brad: ok well take it easy
Brad: try to not think about bombing innocent countries
Sara: lol i can't do that, im an uptight republican ;P
 
Second Doctor's Visit
Went to the doctor for my check up. They asked me if I was taking the augmentin, which I wasn't. I said, "Oh, yeah." The doctor told me it was good that I was taking the augmentin since cat bites have a bad tendency to become horribly infected with something that I can't find now. But, since it's not infected now, I probably wont get infected even though I didn't bother filling the prescription for the augmentin.

He walked me out and told the receptionist girl, "Short term mental abnormalities."
She looked up at him, "Brad, you mean?"
He nodded.
"Yeah, I'd say that's about right."
I replied, "Jeez, I've been in here twice and you guys know me that well already. You guys are good."
 
Gmail Invite
Update: I gave it away.

Anyone want a Gmail invite? I have one, leave your email address in the comments. I'll send it to anyone, since it's just been sitting there for so long.
 
More Doom 3 Pictures
 
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
 
More Polyphonic Brad Pics
 
Cat Bite
I got bit by a cat yesterday at work. I elected to go to the urgent care after thinking about it for a while, much to the chagrin of everyone else. I had to get a tetanus shot. I was afraid it'd hurt really badly, but it didn't at all. Went back to work afterward. Overall the ordeal took about an hour and a half. Today, my arm is a little sore, but not as much as most people make it out to be. Oh well.
 
Cancelling Ancestry
Cancelled Ancestry right now. I've heard a lot of horror stories about them being really hard to cancel for, and that they harass you, etc. The first time I called about a week ago, I could just tell the woman was going to keep me on the phone for twenty minutes arguing (kind of like the guy from AOL), so I just gave up and said, "Yeah sure I'll wait out the rest of my trial..."

So, when I called today, and a guy answered in a laid back voice, sort of like I would, I knew it would be easy. He asked if I found what I was looking for and I told him it wasn't really a service I had any use for, prepping for a battle, he said, "Alright, well lemme give you your confirmation number, it's cancelled."

Rock on, fool. Too bad he's gonna get fired if he keeps that up.
 
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