Sunday, August 28, 2005

Grr

Hey all

Well, naive little me foolishly thought that my little-read blog (not to be confused with a little red blog) would be a harmless place to put Dawn's emails out for people to send her congrats. But Oh contraire, Pierre, not so. The evil spammers, may their tribe decrease, and may the gnats of a thousand camels start to *^(() in their ^%$&$#...grr...grr....anyway, so I locked up that post. No more comments there. And I un-linked her emails. And I'm putting this post up so there'll be another one on top, and so people can register their own grr--grr--gripes about automated predatory programs Agent Smith saggafritzzengrrgrr.....

Sorry loyal readers, but there'll now be a recognition deal ostensibly unreadable by automated programs that you'll have to go through as a checkpoint before your comments post up. Sorry. Grr.

Other than that I feel fine.

And pray for poor New Orleans. Wow, what a storm.

7 Comments:

Blogger Lorenloo said...

there's some joke that danny had with our friend alex pre-me that is related to a little red cookbook...something about a maoist kitchen? not sure...but yes, the chinese clearly should have focused on exterminating the spammers and not the intellectuals (oooo-lame tie-in).

12:07 AM  
Blogger iMonk said...

damn the spiders! damn them!

10:33 PM  
Blogger some chick said...

"three years he said that to me, 'goodnight westley, good work, sleep well, i'll most likely kill you in the morning...' "

11:07 PM  
Blogger Curran said...

I don't know how, but after four or five years online, I still remain spam free. People ask what I do, but personally, I believe it to be an act of God.

Yes, the Devastation in New Orleans is horrendous, but I have to ask questions when our news says the toll of life is incomprehensable (current estimates between 300 and 1000+) when hurricanes sweep through souteastern Asia killing tens of thousands. There is the whole "home" vs. others as well as the fact that smaller numbers are often more real than tens of thousands. That truly is a loss of life that few can comprehend. I certainly can't.

On a lighter note, congratulations on the expansion of your literary repetoir! I'll probably be roasted alive by a few women in our community for saying this, but I've always loved "The Taming of the Shrew." Perhaps I will remain safe due to a wider spread Shakespearian ignorance. If not, its been nice knowing you.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Lorenloo said...

curran! why do you like taming of the shrew? aside for the familiar shakespearean costumery and misinformation. can't say i much care for the idea of "shrew taming". at least in the (agreeably creepy) "lion in winter", that katerine (hepburn) stays spiky.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

the forementioned joke was a reference to Eddie Izzard who makes a joke that goes something like this (though it gets better the more context one adds):

...in Church of England, you can't say, "You must have tea and cake with the Vicar, or you die!" You can't have extreme points of view, you know. The Spanish Inquisition wouldn't have worked with Church of England.

"Talk! Will you talk!"
"But it hurts!"
"Well, loosen it up a bit, will you? Fine..."

‘Cause that's what it would be. "Tea and cake or death? Tea and cake or death? Tea and cake or death!" Students with beards, ( mimes demonstrating with picket signs ) "Tea and cake or death! Tea and cake or death! Little Red Cookbook! Little Red Cookbook!" ‘Cause, "Cake or death?" That's a pretty easy question. Anyone could answer that.

etc.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

So, in a gesture that should earn me the ego-surfing championship, I, while looking for new comments under this post, re-read my previous comment (which previously terminating this line of commenting), cracked up at the joke I had quoted, and then posted this self-congratulatory message.

Furthermore, if the grammar and punctuation in that previous sentence was actually correct, how about a second award?

8:03 PM  

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