Tentacles of the Technoctopus

Wherein I write about whatever's on my mind in the hopes that I find a little bit of common ground with the other spacemen hurtling around this damn place.
Amused And/Or Horrified
Fuck Me.  This fish-head soup is good, and exactly what I needed right now.

Fuck Me. This fish-head soup is good, and exactly what I needed right now.

Eventually I begin to plead with The Cuban who thinks the sea and the puke and the rain is sort-of par for the course and looks at me in much the same way that any action movie hero would look at a sidekick who said 'Rather that shoot the bad guys, can we...
Quick Karma, The Rapture, and You (Me)

Quick Karma, The Rapture, and You (Me)

You: A person in need of some extra Karma on a rapidly approaching day of rapture. Me: A person in need of cold hard cash... I think this whole rapture thing is going to work out for everybody.
More Robot chas

More Robot chas

Talking to ZoeOnAOL back when she was cool. Talking to yourself makes you crazy, what about talking to a non-sentient robot?
What's a Robit?

What’s a Robit?

This picture doesn't have anything to do with the article. The article is about me fucking with chatbots. The picture is a grim look at our future.
Wherein: Nathan gets crucified

Wherein: Nathan gets crucified

"It was a crazed maddened cry as if she had found out I had just told her I was canceling Will and Grace, 90210, and I clubbed a baby seal. It was a matriarchal battle cry. And it chilled me to my bones."
Surrogates was like Internet Porn for Luddites

Surrogates was like Internet Porn for Luddites

... if anything the internet is one of the strongest strongholds of racism in the universe. I've heard more racial slurs hurled at me within 5 minutes of signing into Call of Duty that I have in my entire life walking around in meatspace.
Propaghandi

Propaghandi

Music's power to describe, compel, renew... It's all a distant second to the offers you can't refuse. Anyone remember when we used to believe, that music was a sacred place and not some fucking bank machine? Not something you just bought and sold? How could we have been so naive?
A moment of brutal truth

A moment of brutal truth

Like a cow in line at the butcher's suddenly realizing the futility of its course. Far beyond the point of being able to alter its destiny.

The Bro Code

So, I was talking to Davy today and I realized… the problem with the Bro Code is whenever someone fucks up and breaks the Bro Code, you just go “Dude, that was un-bro of you” or “Dude, not cool” or “Fuck dude!” But that’s generally it, so starting in 2009, I’m instituting a Man Tax....

Weird Sights in Kentucky

Ads I have seen so far in Kentucky while here for work: Sterile Cathoders (how do you spell that?) Tons of “Oh my god we need Life Insurance” a commercial for High Fructose Corn Syrup and A commercial simply saying “Be nice to your router” and talking you through how to restart your router WTF?...

Hurricane Ike Bachelor Mash

So I’ve been doing a lot more cooking for myself, and observing Aurora cook (she’s an awesome cook) and I’ve come to the realization that “holy shit, people in Texas like spicy food”. More on that later. Tonight however I’m back at home with power, and everyone else is out elsewhere (with power) so I...