Trust me, this blog might become the only place where this “historic” date will be recorded/remembered.
Dokaka — a Japanese human beat box. He does “21 Century Schizoid Man” pretty well. (Free registration to mp3.com is required; thanks to Tamir G. for this link.)
Watched Matrix: Reloaded (also here). To say the least, it is a worthy sequel. A (very) few scenes are too long, but overall — the plot is interesting, the action is intense, the humor is kept at a reasonable level and there’s a good balance between effects and philosophy. There are a few points in the plot i didn’t completely understand, or maybe wasn’t supposed to understand, but i don’t wanna spoil it to anyone.
In the Rig Veda there isn’t much philosophy. It is, however, a beautiful peace of religious poetry. I sat five hours in the university library today, trying to translate 4 verses (1.42.7-10). The only reasonable dictionary (Grassman’s) translates to German, so i learnt more German than Sanskrit and eventually translated hardly three verses, but it was still very enjoyable.
Zombocom is, of course, just a website, and now it is not slashdotted anymore. You are welcome to check it out. It is a good patience exercise.
I love Joy Division. I bought Heart and Soul after watching the wonderful “24 Hour Party People” (also here) and hearing “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, “Transmission” and “No Love Lost” (the last two i downloaded randomly on KaZaA). Now i’m listening to the great 4-CD set. Till now — every song is a winner. I have a lot more listening to do, but those 27 pounds were definitely well spent.
Linked from Slashdot. I usually don’t even bother to click on their humor links, but this one is funny.
It mentions zombo.com. Now — i remember this word “zombocom” from somewhere, a movie or a cartoon … i remember some monster or something saying “ZOMBOCOM!!!” with a scary voice. And i can’t even look at this site, as it is probably slashdotted.
Another suicide bombing in Jerusalem.
I’m somewhere between not being afraid of these poor murderous idiots and feeling glad for Hadar, who doesn’t have to take a bus to the University.
On a happier note, Amazon.co.uk “dispatched” my order of Joy Division’s “Heart and Soul”. Those funny brits, why do they have to say “dispatched” instead of “shipped”?
Amazon.co.uk breaks new ground for stupidity — it has a whole department for Harry Potter.
Yeah, that’s some very erratic poetry/songs i tried to write when i was 17, my teenage blues. I found that notebook in 2001, edited it a little and locked it up again. Now i’m publishing it. Maybe i’ll forget it for a few years more. Maybe Hadar will make me compose it and make into songs. Maybe it sucks. Pitchfork would most probably hate it, they’re picky about lyrics.
Don’t be afraid,
It is tasty
And you’re getting fat,
Run a mile or two
To lose some weight,
Just don’t stop eating sugar,
Don’t you be afraid.