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.
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:
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.
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 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.
January 27, 2005
You'll notice soon enough that when I can't articulate myself I sorta just swing into cursing and grunts.
What... no Oakland? No Bed Stuy?
(linked off Crailtap!)
January 26, 2005
Irv's getting his Suge on...
Sledding in Prospect Park, gearing for the Brooklyn Snow Jammer and building the Via coalition to destroy all other snow fighters. E-mail email@example.com to join.
Interesting story about art and guns here.
Yo.... what IS that?
Uh... damn dude. Reuters said it.
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.
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!
No disrespect to my Filipino Fam...
...but your monkeys are ugly as shit.
January 25, 2005
Whatchu know bout painting?
It's back like crack.
and some haterade.
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.