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Open Letter

Dear American Citizens/Media,

You've officially beaten the dead horse that is the Rick-roll into a fine, powdery stain. It's beyond dead. It has been beyond dead for a long, long time. Please let it go. It stopped being funny in the sleazy underbelly of the internet where it was born almost a year ago. At this point your use of it is akin to a kindly middle aged uncle trying to relate to the kids by quipping outdated slang. Only much, much, much more irritating. No ones laughing anymore.

Disdainfully yours,

Just spreading the word on this, an excerpt from the petition itself:

The Department of Homeland Security is funding a $10 million project at the Rutgers University Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science and the Center for Dynamic Data Analysis (DyDAn) (both at Rutgers University) to develop software that can track the content of political speech in internet blogs and on social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, with the stated intention of identifying "anti-American" sentiment. Rutgers University along with University of Illinois, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Southern California are also working with the Department of Homeland Security to effectively monitor and interpret massive amounts of data (such as financial & personal transactions, passports, and visas) to extract “suspicious” people and plans based on behavior patterns that they determine “Un-American”.

For more information, check this site out and sign the petition if you feel so inclined. =)

Feb. 6th, 2005

Didn't wanna resort to this.
But measures need to be taken to keep certain people out of my business. By the by, this is my first stab at making a Friend's Only banner, and it took practically no effort. Screen cap of my buddy Taira and some text boxes here and there, it's all good.

Current friends list: Disregard this notice, it's not a cut.

Everyone else: Comment to be added, as noted above.

[EDIT: Felt the need to add this]

[Guide to Friending]

-I don't comment that much. If this will ignite a fiery rage in your soul, then don't bother adding.

-Go ahead, bitch and moan about the black hole that is your existence. That's what LJ's for. But PLEASE. If you like to put up pictures of your self mutilation/suicide attempts/some other self destructive act, don't friend me. I will not offer condolences or comfort for your pain and it'll just make my friends' page a very unpleasant thing to look at for awhile. I'd rather just avoid the whole shebang.

-Every now and then I might bring up a touchy subject. Opinions are always welcome, but if you have a tendency to preach, look elsewhere.

-Have a sense of humor.

That's all! I'm super low-maintenance. =)
(Seinfeld: 5 minutes ago)

Elaine: I don't have one female friend.

Kramer: Of course not, you're a Man's Woman. You hate other women and they hate you.

.....Oh my god. So THATS what it is.
I changed my layout.
This might be my favorite one ever.
I was going to go with a theme and use a Miyavi background to match my icon, but when I saw this Sugizo wallpaper, I had to go with it. IT'S SO SEXY. I love Luna Sea, and I guess it's pretty obvious who my favorite band member is. Be warned, however, you can only see it at it's best with a 1280x1024 screen resolution.

I enjoy my tiny icons.
And I loove squinting.

I'm not changing this layout for a loooong time.

It's finally out...and I don't have to pay for it!

*tears of joy*
It's too early and I can't get back to sleep. So...I decided to make a list of most (since I could never fit them all in one entry) of my pet peeves:

-people who persistently tell a string of bad/corny jokes hoping that someone will laugh at at least one of them (seriously, dead silence on a first try is a hint and a half for your ass).
-customers who disregard my opinions at work because I have a vagina and couldn't possibly know a thing about video games.
-when I'm standing next to one of my male co-workers and a customer asks him a question that he doesn't know, I respond with the correct answer and the customer looks to my male co-worker for confirmation (or in some instances, doesn't even glance at me and thanks my co-worker for the info)
-people I don't know calling me "honey" (same goes for "baby", "sweetie", "sugar", and "babe")
-people who use illnesses and mental disorders (that they may or may NOT have) to illicit attention. Very popular in the LJ world.
-LJ camera whores. Not people who post regular pictures on a regular basis, but whores posing whorily for their cameras and posting their whorey pictures (whorey picture=predominant ass, cleavage, "I'm-so-ready-to-suck-you-off" facial expression) anywhere they think will get them the most compliments. Goes for guys too.
-elitist assholes. (I admit I'm an elitist about some things but I'm not an asshole about it)
-shallow girls
bitchy girls
spoiled girls
stupid girls
-people with tremendous egos.
-PEOPLE WHO LAUGH WHEN I'M SAYING SOMETHING I TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY. (I honestly could kill you...that goes beyond a pet peeve, that enrages me.)
-people who don't say thank you when I do something nice for them that I didn't HAVE to do. (held the door, picked up something you dropped, shrink wrap all your fucking USED games when we're supposed to fucking close in two minutes you ungrateful bitch.....etc.)
-entirely too many emoticons in one sentence.
-overuse of punctuation marks. ("What do u guys think???!!!!1??!!!")
-people who ask "What ARE you?" as opposed to the more civilized, "What's your nationality?"
-people who are unneccesarily loud.
-people who assume I speak Spanish just by glancing at me. Happens alot at work.
-how everything costs money. (just thought I'd throw that in there)
-those diabolical pop-ups that pop up just in front of the button you need to click to get out of the website, as your about to click it.
-children ages 2 through 12...actually make that 2 through 16. And people around my age with child-like mentalities.
-girl names that end in "y". Like "Jenn-y", "Kell-y", "Mind-y", "Nick-y"....no offense to anyone who has a name like that, it's just not something I'd name my kid.
-Customers who use checks. Get a damn check card.
-Not to get political, but "conservatives".
-People who preach to me and try to change my religion/political view.
-blinding hot pink/yellow/green/orange fonts.
-not being able to dye my hair yet. I'm SO BORED with it.
-dramatic life changes.
-drizzly rain. It feels like I'm being spit on.
-not having cable.
-being perpetually hungry.
-not being able to afford/attend ------ classes. Sorry, its a secret.
-the thought of living in Newark (or NJ for that matter) forever.
-being legally blind without my glasses/contacts. One of the first life investments I'm going to make is that laser eye surgery.
-GINGER. Blegh. Practically the only food that can make me heave.
-The stupidity in today's reality shows.
-The holiday season and what it brings (fake/temporary kindness toward humanity, fake/temporary brotherhood, unbelievable loneliness.)

....Theres more where that came from. But I think I've depressed you all enough for one morning.

Maybe next time I'll jot down some things I DON'T hate.

Nov. 2nd, 2004

My feelings on this election can be summed up by a Simpsons quote from Treehouse of Horror VII, "Citizen Kang":

These candidates make me wanna vomit in terror!
-- Homer, "Treehouse of Horror VII"

And now for a lighter side of politics, various quotes from that episode:

Kent: Kent Brockman here, with Campaign '96: America Flips A Coin. At
an appearance this morning, Bill Clinton made some rather cryptic
remarks, which aides attributed to an overly tight necktie.

Kodos: I am Clin-Ton. As overlord, all will kneel trembling before me
and obey my brutal commands. [crosses arms] End communication.

Marge: Hmm, that's Slick Willie for you, always with the smooth talk.
-- "Treehouse of Horror VII"

Kent: Senator Dole, why should people vote for you instead of President

Kang: It makes no difference which one of us you vote for. Either way,
your planet is doomed. DOOMED!

Kent: Well, a refreshingly frank response there from senator Bob Dole.
-- "Treehouse of Horror VII"

(My personal favorite:)
Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, 73-year-old candidate, Bob Dole.

Kang: Abortions for all!
[crowd boos]

Very well, no abortions for anyone.
[crowd boos]

Hmm... Abortions for some, miniature American flags for
[crowd cheers and waves miniature flags]
-- American politics in its simplicity, "Treehouse of Horror VII"

My fellow Americans. As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball, but
tonight I say, we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward,
and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.
-- Kodos gives a speech, "Treehouse of Horror VII"

Marge: I don't understand why we have to build a ray gun to aim at a
planet I never even heard of.

Homer: Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
-- "Treehouse of Horror VII"

Oct. 26th, 2004

I finally completed my Gogo ball. I tried to make it look as close to the movie one as possible.

And I think I may have succeeded.

All thats left is to test the overall safety...which I'll do as soon as my brother gets home.
Anyone care for a good laugh?

Come by Funcoland Willowbrook tonight after 5PM to see yours truly decked out in ghetto thug-wear for the release of GTA: San Andreas.

I'll be the one with the murderous glint in my eye.