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Score one for the good guys.
» Posted By isaac On October 25, 2003 @ 1:09 pm
That fucking emoticon shit shouldn’t be in that last comment. It’s misunderstanding adjacent punctuation, with the result that it’s RADICALLY misunderstanding — and miscommunicating — the tone of my voice. Emotifuckers.
Matt, does any whom you respect actually like icon-style emoticons; as opposed to the ol’ fashioned and reliable semi-colons & parentheses, et cetera?
» Posted By isaac On October 19, 2003 @ 10:59 pm
The worst part of all of this, in my opinion, is that ESPN have gone all Orwellian on TMQ’s ass, and airbrushed him out of the historical record.
But don’t take my word for it. Check this out:
Link: ESPN search page.
If you search on ‘TMQ’ or ‘Easterbrook’ at ESPN.com, you’ll find not nothing, not null, not zero results in their database of archived ESPN.com content. You will instead be kicked out of the ESPN.com search engine, and delivered back to the front page of their site.
Meanwhile, if you search on ‘Rush’ or ‘Rush Limbaugh’ — or, for that matter, if you search on ‘pussy‘ or ‘cockwalloper‘ or even ‘kjshfkjdshfkshdf‘ — you’ll find what you expect to find on ESPN.com in this situation, i.e. no matching results.
I hate this. This is illiberal censorship — not of the man, but of the historical record. It’s bad enough that ESPN have fired Gregg Easterbrook, though he’s made a serious mistake and owes the world a better explanation of his fundamental perspective of Jewishness than the mealy-mouthed weaselling linked above, well… I can well understand why they’ve done it (fired him), given his foot-in-mouth episode comes so soon after the Rush Limbaugh debacle. It’s bad enough that they’ve fired him, and not explained why; even a transparently insincere blurb about Easterbrook has “moved on to pursue other opportunities” etc might suffice to reveal the crux of their pinky-slippy objections. Don’t they owe us that? If whatever they’re firing him for is important enough to fire him, they can damn well explain it to the public.
It’s bad enough that they’ve fired him, and not explained why ( b/c yes it could well be Eisner taking exception to Easterbrook’s review of Tarantino’s — of Disney’s — Kill Bill, and not at all a response to his bizarre concatenation of moral outrage and bigoted sectarian stereotypes…) but I find it horrifying and outrageous that they would purge all instances of Easterbrook (and also: ‘TMQ’) from ESPN.com.
ESPN.com are behaving badly, and what they’ve done here threatens to establish a dangerous precedent — the presence of which we should not tolerate silently.
This whole thing makes me sick to my arse. Shame on you ESPN.
» Posted By isaac On October 19, 2003 @ 10:35 pm
D’oh: Lunch is Fun!
» Posted By isaac On October 18, 2003 @ 3:08 pm
Yay for pancakes!
And yay, see also: Lunch Is Fun!!!
» Posted By isaac On October 18, 2003 @ 3:05 pm
Funny? Funny! FUNNY!
Unless you mean Funny Uh-Oh instead of Funny Ha-Ha — which I can only assume is not the case, given the presence of your smiley emoticon — then, no, no sireebob: it’s not funny.
It fucking makes me sick to my ass. Motherfuckers are a fucking disgrace to the nation.
» Posted By isaac On October 18, 2003 @ 3:13 pm
I bet some big chunk of those tbotcotw‘s are from me. I tend to use Google as… UI, as much as search. It’s faster to peck out a string like that, hit RET RET and go, than it is for me to type directly in the addy bar. Especially when I’m forever mistyping your fiendish acronym — I have to sound it out like 2nd-grade phoenics…
And then: there’s this: which makes using Google as a UI tool even easier than it already is:
Keyboard Shortcuts from Google Labs. Once you get used to it, it’s the bombdiggity ifidosaysomyself.
And I do!
» Posted By isaac On September 4, 2003 @ 9:17 pm
See, look: I farked that up already.
I meant to link http://www.haardvark.blogspot.com back there, but instead I did what everybody else does, and linked http://haardvark.blogspot.com — which results in the www’d site getting no traffic, in the eyes of Google’s PageRank. And in that context, no traffic means no ranking, which in turns means no (or less) traffic, which in turn means this little piggy cries waaah waaah waaah all the way home. Or something.
» Posted By isaac On September 4, 2003 @ 9:31 pm
Fuck yeah, that’s right dawg — damn Republicans.
All I know is: I know two things:
1. Monkeys are at the heart of the matter, and
2. Somewhere, somehow, it’s all the fault of a Republican. Always.
Yes, it’s true: that’d be my first post to Laughing Boy in six months. There’s something to be said about a monkey, and a back, and an off-getting thereof.
Ahh, p.s. Can you do me a favor, and re-link me on your blogroll? And if the answer to that question is YES, can you do me another — more interesting — favor, and contrive (somehow) to link both:
I’ve just discovered a weird interaction between Google’s PageRank and Bloggers blogspot domain hosting, whereby the PageRank of my www-less site is pretty high… but the PageRank of my www’d site is, in fact, zero.
So, anyway, I’m curious to see if we can boost the PageRank of http://www.haardvark.blogspot.com by linking to it from other blogs with pretty-high PageRank. Anything you can do to further the quest for knowledge is, bien sur, mondo apprecianado.
(And if you can tell me what pidgin lingua I’m pidgin’ing in, even better. I know I don’t know. I just unzip my brain and the words fall out, thusly.)
» Posted By isaac On September 4, 2003 @ 9:26 pm
Cor Blimey! Who knew? This from the girl who once stabbed me in the brain with a lead pencil, even?
I’ve added ‘Brother To The Sexiest Female Blogger’ to my resume, and Emma and I went out for Exotic Rice Puddings to celebrate her tiara’d superlative-hood.
» Posted By isaac On August 24, 2003 @ 3:46 pm
solaris box went down. upgrading to s9, is the word on the street. argh go the pie rats.
» Posted By isaac On August 19, 2003 @ 1:54 pm
Mhmmm: Madden. Matt, I knew there was a reason I love you.
» Posted By isaac On August 18, 2003 @ 9:53 pm
this warms my heart. there’s just so much to love about this story. the gorilla suit… the banana theivery… the octagenarian… the broom. surely the top story of the day?
» Posted By isaac On August 13, 2003 @ 6:43 pm
That’s true, but I took your link down mostly because your software publishes blank pages if you let it set too long between updates — so I was literally linking to an empty page, which didn’t seem like fun for my readers.
Whereas MY site just looks like that scene in Pulp Fiction, where Uma draws the magic rectangle in the sky. Magic rectangles, and alt text abound, over at Laughing Boy. It sucks, but there’s nothing for it; too much else to do right now.
Funniest thing is I’m getting paid to blog right now, but the blog I’m working on is on our intranet, for an internal audience. Weird how life works out, innit?
Good luck with the poll!
» Posted By isaac On August 13, 2003 @ 6:49 pm
Well, Matt… I’m sorry to lose the link! But I know what it’s like to be oogling other peoples’ ghost towns. (I went through that with you, myself, a while back!) If you’re jones’n for a Me-Fix, I recently made a cameo over at Edward Cossette’s fantastic Bambino’s Curse:
That was on the front page of the New England regional Fox Sports site for a few days. Of course: it didn’t pay a dime, and I’m no fan of Rupert Murdoch Global Domination Enterprises plc, but it was fun to see my name in lights, as it were.
Anyway: the news from Lake Wobegon is that I’ve upped and moved out of Boston, and to my eternal shame (as a card-carrying Red Sox loon) down to New York. I’ve landed what just might be my dream job (remains to be seen, but looking good so far!) and am living, for the time being, in the most ridiculously trendy neighborhood I’ve ever seen. Only had to mug 387 people to make rent this month, too!
The best part is that apparently Puffy has his office in the same building as our office. I keep waiting to see him in the elevator. What do you even say to Puff Daddy, when you have the chance? Maybe I should run that as an auction on eBay… you think people would pay me X greenbacks to spout their self-promoting poppycock at P. Diddy? I could record my pitch/mercenary-adulations/castigations and audio blog it. Hmmmm….
Best – Isaac
p.s. If you’re reading this, and you already know who I am, drop me a note. I’d love to hear from any and all bloggerati; I’ve been woefully remiss in keeping up on e-mail during this whole transition into a new Total Life Package. My bad.
» Posted By Isaac On August 12, 2003 @ 10:14 pm
…in Iraq or something. Or something.
» Posted By Isaac On May 8, 2003 @ 6:52 pm
Awwww, homeless in the gutter…
Can I at least be drowning in my own vomit?
But no, no: Isaac is just looking for a job — like: really, really looking — and a new apartment at the same time, and is in the meantime avoiding the ever-present temptation to while away the days blogging. It’s just too easy, and too much fun, and too self-indulgent.
Isaac is also a little disillusioned with blogging, after realizing that some huge amount of Laughing Boy’s traffic (perhaps 50% over recent months) is coming from one Google Image query on “Girls Gone Wild”.
See also: starkers she-bottoms
I’ll be back (and hopefully not speaking in the third person) eventually. But not until I’ve got some money coming in, and a comfy new love shack all shacked up. Ideally, I’ll have a redesigned site, too; I’m really sick of Blogger. In the meantime, pretend I’m in Iraq in something.
» Posted By Isaac On May 8, 2003 @ 6:45 pm
Do I have to wear pants?
» Posted By Isaac On April 26, 2003 @ 5:10 am
I think I managed 13 posts in one day once, shortly before I packed it in. That took some doing.
Ted Barlow wrote in to say he couldn’t post 13 times in one day if he was trapped in a well. But then, unlike either of us, he prolly has a jorb.
» Posted By Isaac On April 26, 2003 @ 5:09 am
It may or may not be germane to this discussion — I can’t be bothered to research what “biafra bellied” means, to Dawn — but this seems like a good time to mention that in my experience, Jello Biafra has the stinkiest BO of any human I’ve ever met. If you ever see him, I recommend you don a gas mask and Tyvek suit before approaching.
It’s the only way to be sure.
» Posted By Isaac On April 13, 2003 @ 2:45 am
Matt, let me put it this way:
If I had a dollar for every day I haven’t even considered reading Dawn’s blog, I’d send her a check to cover the therapy she evidently needs.
That said, maybe she just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, thought your “what the fuck” was less question, more insult… and hulked out in self-defense. Still, I’d expect something else — more, and better — that that, especially from someone you’ve sort-of known for, like what… a year?
But hey: why not just call this water under the bridge of misunderstanding?
That said, as my old shipmate Hans from Denmark used to say, I’ve squeezed more water out of my socks than you’ll ever sail over. Which is to say, that while I would expect more (and better than that, especially from someone whom you’ve sort-of known for like… a year) in this case, I don’t.
» Posted By Isaac On April 13, 2003 @ 2:39 am
Good grief. And good luck. Fuckers.
» Posted By Isaac On April 2, 2003 @ 9:19 am
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