I was just reading through the recent entries in the bash.org IRC quote database, when I cam across this little gem about the movie “The Usual Suspects” – it contains a spoiler about the movie, so I’ve taken the appropriate percautions.

#78874 +(29)- [X]

EchelonOverlord: Jeni’s gonna come watch Usual Suspects now.
Morwen K: ooh! has she seen it before?
EchelonOverlord: Nope.
Morwen K: coooool
EchelonOverlord: Oh yeah.
Morwen K: i’d invite myself along but i’m sure this is your together-time, so i won’t intrude 😉
Morwen K: plus i’d probably blurt out “it’s kevin spacey!!!” like halfway through
EchelonOverlord: What?! Kevin Spacey?!!
Morwen K: ..
Morwen K: fuck

Quick question for simpsone and frostedlexicharm

How would you prefer that I refer to the two of you and your son in my blog and comments?

First Names? Pseudonyms? Something else?

I’ve pretty much been using Eric, Lexi, and E. (or Eli) – let me know if something else would be more appropriate. I want to try to keep things consistant – so I’ll go back through my blog entries and make changes if needed.

(BTW: “Hooloovoo” or “Hool” is how most the people here know me. Either of those is fine)


To Be Continued? Wha?

I just watched the Farscape series finale on the SciFi channel.

Now, I must admit, I never really followed the show that closely. But I did watch enough of it over the last few years to get the basic gist of what was going on.

Anyway – when the decision was made to end the series, you think they could have at least gone back to the editing room and removed the “To Be Continued” from the last shot of the episode. Seems like kind of a slap in the face to the loyal Farscape fans.

Or maybe I’m missing something.

Why I’m Not a Copywriter

We had our bi-weekly company meeting this afternoon. Snacks and alcohol are served at the meetings, usually in the form of a keg and an Ice-tub filled with bottled hard ciders. There are also tubs of sodas and water, for those of us that usually don’t drink.

I decided to have a couple of pear ciders at the meeting this week. Afterwards, I headed back upstairs to do a bit more work on a website that is supposed to go into reviews next week. (The process where each department gets to take a look at it before we post it to the live web server.) Anyway, I realized that I didn’t have any copy for the email sign-up section. So until someone gives me that, I wrote some placeholder:


You know you want to sign up for our mailing list. The next few paragraphs explain why. It’s super – neato nifty cool.

There are some more reasons why you want to sign up. Or rather, why WE want you to sign up. Marketing folks love email addresses. It’s like candy to us or something. Sure, we’ll send you updates about when new stuff goes up on the site, but if you’re really interested you’ll probably be checking back anyway.

Since we are an ethical company, we’re not going to sell your address. You’ll only get spam messages from us. Yup that’s right. We’re good little boys and girls over here.

Someone should really keep the webmaster from making up copy when he’s got a couple of drinks in him.

Anyway, before you can sign up for our email newsletter, we’ve got to check your age. Click here to begin.


It amuses me.

It Has Begun

As I was driving home from work today listening to the traffic station, a CBS news special report broke in. While speaking with a correspondant in Baghdad, several large explosions were heard. It seems that US led forces, acting on intel obtained by the CIA earlier today, launched several cruise missles at a “target of opportunity” within the city.

I just finished listening to the President’s address, and I’m turning off the television now. I’m not terribly interested in listening to reporters, news anchors, and special correspondants speculate about what is going on, what or who was just hit, and when a full scale attack will be launched.

I honestly don’t know whether or not this war is needed. I do wish that it had not come to this. I am saddend when I think about the loss of life that is about to occur (or already has occured) on both sides of this conflict.


Edited on Mar 20th 2003, 03:31 by Hooloovoo

Found Magazine


we collect FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles- anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. anything goes.

we certainly didn’t invent the idea of found stuff being cool. every time we visit our friends in other towns, someone’s always got some kinda unbelievable found note or photo on their fridge. we wanted to make a magazine so that everyone can check out all the strange, hilarious and heartbreaking things people have picked up.