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January 31, 2005

Plenty of heirs, not enough dates


"The sex balance is seriously out of skew because of a strong cultural preference for boys and a population-control policy that limits most urban couples to one child and rural couples to two. There is also easy access to ultrasound machines and abortions, so when mothers learn they are pregnant with a girl, many are tempted to terminate and try again."

A better approach to population control would be for the government to just grow babies in jars and hand them out to families at random. The bonus with this, would be that every 1000th kid would be a genetically engineered super baby with special powers. The trade-off is that these babies probably wouldn't be quite as cute.

"Plenty of heirs, not enough dates" posted by ixley at 12:44 PM

January 29, 2005

...Because sleep is for the weak.


Got turned onto some pretty crazy shiz tonight courtesy of Karrin and Julie and their non-existent freakass puppeteer roommate. Above is a still from Jan Svankmajer's adaptation of Alice In Wonderland.

Linkage for your perusal:

Alice (Neco z Alenky)

IMDB's listing

At first I was terrified, but then after about a minute of the sheer nuttiness of it all I settled and really got into the visuals. Reminds me a lot of Dave McKean's work on Mr. Punch. Anyway, I'm down to give the whole flick a screening, as long as someone's holding my hand throughout the process. And as long as I don't sleep alone afterwards for the next, uh, year or so.

"...Because sleep is for the weak." posted by ant at 3:45 AM

January 28, 2005

Canadians are still weird.


Oh yeah, sure, some of my best friends are Canadian too, so you know... I'm not hating or anything. It's just that Ottawans are stupid.

The Master of His Domain...

The woman said she spotted Clark while she was watching television with her two young daughters in their family room.

She alerted her husband, and the couple observed Clark from their darkened bedroom for 10 or 15 minutes -- also using binoculars and a telescope -- before summoning the police, who said the upper part of Clark's body was visible from just below the navel.

I smell sexual repression.

"Canadians are still weird." posted by ant at 3:16 PM

January 27, 2005

Holy shit.

You'll notice soon enough that when I can't articulate myself I sorta just swing into cursing and grunts.

The World

What... no Oakland? No Bed Stuy?

(linked off Crailtap!)

"Holy shit." posted by ant at 1:33 AM

January 26, 2005

Irv's getting his Suge on...


Rap Mogul, Drug Kingpin Surrender to Feds

"Irv's getting his Suge on..." posted by ant at 4:16 PM



Sledding in Prospect Park, gearing for the Brooklyn Snow Jammer and building the Via coalition to destroy all other snow fighters. E-mail ant@bywayof.net to join.

Interesting story about art and guns here.

"Blizzurrded!" posted by ant at 1:48 AM

Yo.... what IS that?


Uh... damn dude. Reuters said it.

Ailing Chief Justice, Looking Frail, Swears in Bush

"Yo.... what IS that?" posted by ant at 1:45 AM

Via loves nature. And Yahoo News.


I'm trying to stick to the jungle vibe for a couple of these entries, plus there's nothing I like more than shrieking aminals.

Shrieking Frogs Unnerve Hawaiian Island.

"Via loves nature. And Yahoo News." posted by ant at 1:43 AM

We got facelifted.


Oh snap, via 2.0 is ahead of schedule. Big ups to ixley for nerding out into the wee hours getting ready for the relaunch and reinvigoration of via. We've been behind schedule as all no-budget projects are, so meh, thanks for keeping up. Also, more applause for ixley for doing all this work while he was on the STUPIDASS master cleanse. If he had a laptop, he could be doing all his coding from the can, bao!

"We got facelifted." posted by ant at 1:42 AM

No disrespect to my Filipino Fam...


...but your monkeys are ugly as shit.

"No disrespect to my Filipino Fam..." posted by ant at 1:35 AM

January 25, 2005

Whatchu know bout painting?

It's back like crack.

For Saatchi, painting is the new taxidermy

and some haterade.

"Whatchu know bout painting?" posted by ant at 4:09 PM

It's not really selling your soul... just your forehead.


I definitely looked into some non-conventional ways of making money during school (sperm banks, craigslist randomness), but probably I wouldn't have done this. Although during the weeks of eating Western Beef brand everything, it probably would have seemed pretty appealing. I'm more impressed with the size of dude's forehead, honestly. Looking into calling him up about slapping on a Via logo.

Also-- it's balls-cold again, meaning it's Asian cinema via eBay time again. If anyone can tell me about R-Point, it'd be appreciated. Looking for a good scare.

January 21, 2005

I was too busy listening to NPR...

...about how one of the Guggenheim's principal donors is peacing out. It was pretty boring. I should've been listening to this.

"I was too busy listening to NPR..." posted by ant at 8:33 PM