pretty tired lately.
halloween is here. i guess there are lots of parties going on right now.
bought some incense the other day. my room smells like india now. better
than the way the house smelled before. drastic times call for drastic measures.
the smell of our kitchen was in drastic need of repair.
speaking of india, i got the gandhi autobiography today. need to work on
the MLK one first though.
gotta register for classes tomorrow...most of the classes i want to take
are at 10am. there's not a chance i'm waking up that early during the winter.
going to try and take linguistics over again and not get a D this time.
also want to take two sociology classes...wanted to take a class on gender,
but i don't know if that's going to happen because it's too early. think
i'll take one on family instead. then i might take one on social deviance
since i'd like to learn as much about myself as possible before i get into
the real world. hmmm, then there's the second half of the film class. so
that's 16 units. i'd still have 8 units left for my minor and 4 units to
satisfy a GE and i think that would be enough for graduation.
after graduation i'll probably live in davis, go from job to job never
attaining any real level of security. go in and out of relationships, finally
find someone i can settle with. get divorced and die at 50 because of a
or i could graduate, go into debt a little, go across the country and live
out of my car for a couple months. come back to davis live with johnny
and christy, get a bunch of shitty jobs and gain some more perspective
in life. all the while spending a few hours a week watching classrooms
at the high school level, learning how to be a teacher. afterwards i will
attend some college where i can get accreditation in a year. by the time
i graduate from there i'll be 24 and i'll say to myself "what now?" 24
is kinda young to start teaching so maybe i'll become a substitute which
is about the most lame shit ever, so i won't do that. i'll tap into the
digital economy, become independently wealthy and drop all ideas of any
noble profession. scratch that. i'll get a moderately decent job for a
year and then start looking for some real teaching opportunities. i'll
find a decent school, teach there a couple years and then move to another
school, finally - two schools later - i will settle down at about 32 and
teach until i'm 60 something or can't yell anymore.
the thing i look forward to most as a teacher is being disciplined by the
principals. i can't wait till the day when the principal comes up to me
after school one day and says "chris you've got to cut down on the amount
of cussing that comes out of this room, it's not an appropriate learning
environment." ... "you know what isn't a proper learning environment, is
the fucking ideological monopoly in this society which insisted on infiltrating
the classroom with antiquated curriculum and no diversity of ideas..."
i'd never be good in a discipline position (cop, security guard, etc.)
i just don't care too much about being picky about lots of stupid laws.
i'd pretty much make my own laws...case in point...at the library we're
not allowed to check books out to people unless they have their student
ID card. of course all the other people who work there are tight asses
about it, not quite sure why..."it's the policy they say." if the person
has their ID number and something that proves they are who they say they
are then i have no problem checking it out to them. it just means i have
to get their card number which takes an extra step or two. i also clear
fines for people if they come to me with a late book and a decent excuse.
i know what it's like being a poor student so i don't have a problem with
screwing over the university a little. i think this would carry over to
any other job i might have. i wasn't very good at disciplining the kids
at the shelter either. i provided boundaries for them, because they all
came from backgrounds which required that, but i let them get away with
stuff because life is too short to not let a kid get more than 30 minutes
on the nintendo. gimme a break. nintendo is all this kid has and some of
the staff would get all stiff about it.
lighten up. pick your battles.
i've been wearing the same jeans for a couple weeks. paying for laundry
finally cancelled call waiting. what a waste of money. i never talk on
the phone and i certainly won't have two people wanting to call me at the
i always get weird messages on my answering machine. today some girl called
up and was talking to her friends in the background, then said "hello?
hello?" maybe i should be more explicit on my outgoing message..."this
is chris miller, this is the phone number, this is not a live person, when
you hear the beep that would be your cue to leave a message with some of
the following information: your name, your number, a good time to call
back, what you're calling about, and the answer to the question 'who let
the dogs out.'"
i think conan has a good guest on tonight, will check now. just found out...at
the drive-in is the musical guest...i've heard they're good live. they
were going to open for the beastie boys and rage when that whole thing
was going to happen.
"i know that the hypnotized never lie" - the who
european son is a very good velvet underground song.
"gore and bush make me want to ralph"
you can kill a revolutionary, but you can't kill a revolution.
really tired today. skipped the last half of film class, i was sleepy as
hell is very sleepy for those not in the know.
on my way home i was on my bike crossing the street and riding without
my hands on the handlebars when this renegade car which seemed not to see
the red light went right through the intersection. i could have died, instead
i avoided the car, shook my head and rode on. death is funny.
rolling stones be playing now.
as for the claim that rage is the best four instrument band ever...they
entertain me the most, but i think nirvana is better and if i'm not mistaken
jimi hendrix could also be in the running and of course he's done more
for music than rage. elite company nonetheless, in my opinion...
in other biking news...today was a sad day i got dusted by two different
bikers while on my way to campus. that's three this year. which is one
more than the past three years combined. i'm becoming an old out of shape
"lose your dreams and you'll lose your mind" - the rolling stones
led zeppelin: i love you.
got a whopping 107 hits last week, that's pretty crazy shit.
got mad shit to do today, gonna be a long one.
starting out the day with a smile and some really loud music is pretty
much the only way to go from now on.
the mokees, though mocked usually, are alright in my book.
some guy made a song whose lyrics contained the information required to
rip a dvd and effectively pirate it. he then uploaded it to mp3.com's site.
once 'they' found out about it 'they' got him in all kinds of trouble.
(first amendment, *cough*). someone writes a book describing how to build
a bomb, terrorized neighbors, phreak phone lines, etc (anarchist cookbook)
and it's a library staple. but someone tells people how to save money by
making copies of their friends' dvds and there's a big hullabaloo over
it all. money is retarded. i hereby denounce the worth of money.
private property is lame. i guess in some ways locke was progressive because
he said people are entitled to private property, but only that which they
made with their own hands and labor.
i can imagine being a youngster in january 1967 listening to the debut
album by the doors and being pretty blown away. then flipping over the
lp and being blown away even more by light my fire and back door man (great
bass line) and finally being totally flabbergasted by "the end." jim morrison
just going off...man i wish i had lived in the sixties so i could have
experience shit like that first hand.
listened to bob dylan today too.
i need to get some beatles albums when i have some dead presidents.
ten years after is in the player now...great band.
so i have this small 1-2 pager which is due tomorrow. gag.
tuesday is halloween. yay. um, right.
kinda sad that halloween used to be such a thrill and now it ain't shit.
some idiot on the beastie boys NG was talking about a time when music and
politics weren't connected. hmmm, what a nim(rod). what a (re)tard. what
a fool to boot. a nincompoop.
gotta get to this paper or i will surely perish from this earth.
"The loss of strength gradient and its intellectual descendants focus on
the obstacles posed by geographic distance for military force projection."
- this i a very inviting way to start a subchapter. what a crock. write
in fucking english. or maybe i should be mad at the teacher who assigned
us a book which obviously requires more than just a basic understanding
of war. good lord. i'm so glad that i'm not committed to reading everything
they assign me. i might stress out otherwise.
stress is lame.
i just want to walk the earth and do good. like the guys in "easy rider"
only without the harleys, the drugs, and the last scene - which was, by
the way, very powerful.
i gotta do this damn paper thing. i gotta wake up in 6.5 hours and have
my 10 hour day.
i could just pack up everything, take the bug and start a new life in reno.
i really could just do that. or could i?
fuck it, i gotta do this paper no matter which way i look at it.
baba o'riley is such an epic song. goddamn.
i think that rage against the machine is the best strictly four instrument
band (bass, guitar, vocals, percussion) ever. led zeppelin, beatles, pretty
much anyone in contention that i can think of has used more than that.
i guess you gotta give them props for that, huh? nirvana is really the
only competition and i'm not 100% sure that nirvana never used another
instrument. black sabbath did some experimental stuff in the later years,
besides they had the harmonica in there which would be number five.
soup to nuts 'there's something about mary' is the funniest movie of this
generation. i must say, though, that planes trains and automobiles should
get its due.
quickly, then i'll begin: arafat, barak, listen up...if you want the capital
to be yours you can just make a trip over here and take over davis or something.
i won't cause a stir, in fact no one will. just stop killing five year
olds on their way to get a drink of water and shit. well, i haven't actually
heard of five year olds on their way to get water being killed, but you
get the point.
i wish every country in the world would declare neutrality and give back
land to those who had it first...i'd be willing to go back to hell where
i (and my white brothers) came from if it meant native americans and bison
would be alive again. no, not all white people are devils, but...hyperbole
for the sake of a) making a point b) procrastination.
"meet the old boss, same as the old boss...." - we won't get fooled again
- The Who
too many people value their lives too highly. i'm willing to gamble with
it. i don't mean this in the literal sense like i'm going to go out and
drive 90 in a residential neighborhood. i'm talking about other risks.
what i'm getting at is that you don't have to live by the perscribed formula,
there are other, more risky and fulfilling, ways to go about it.
in an odd sense i'm looking forward to a complete failure within the first
half of my life so that i can rebuild and start over again. you know, find
jesus and such. maybe a little different.
of course, i'm not going to seek it out, but i'm not afraid to let it happen.
it's cold inside.
sloop john b is such a great song.
music sure does speak to me. i'm not always sure what it's saying, but
i get all tingly.
updated movies list.
every single shot in a movie can be done any one out of a zillion ways.
i'd never be able to make a movie.
i still give too many movies the go ahead.
just about every day i find something i'd like to change about myself.
slowly i change it. i think at this rate i'll be a perfect person by the
time i'm 683.
started up the classic rock today. chuck berry is playing now. formulaic,
but it's his formula and it's good.
going to be really busy tomorrow, not a big fan of being really busy. i've
been cherishing my free time more and more these days in anticipation of
one day being a 9-5er...granted it will hopefully be a 'noble' 9-5, but
i'll still have far less time than i have now. i'm in no rush to become
i think when people take control of their lives it's the best thing they
can do for themselves. buying a new car is not taking control of your life.
taking control of one's life becomes harder and harder with every day.
industrialization has destroyed many things that once made humans more
chuck berry is alright in my book. ccr are great. didn't know that "too
much monkey business" was a chuck berry tune before it was a yardbirds
tune. knew that they covered their fair share of tracks though.
i think i just bought gandhi's autobiography without having enough money
to do so. look who has his priorities straight. go chris.
i forgot who it was but someone tried to call me and said that the phone
kept ringing without my picking up. i was online...the call waiting does
that these days. i should get rid of call-waiting, it really is a waste.
it was johnny, i remember now.
it didn't really rain today so that was good.
got to play some frisbee golf. i sucked big time. big time.
watched the 49ers lose a good game, that wasn't fun.
i like 'ramble tamble' - a very good ccr track which seemed to go unnoticed.
not sure why no one ever plays it.
the people upstairs don't like loud music at late hours. understandable,
updated my 'if i were rich/do these before you die' page.
off to watch 'sweet smell of success,' which has been on the to see list
music can really amplify feelings which people have, it's great like that.
it's beyond my comprehension how the government can spend billions and
billions more on oppressing people abroad than they spend on funding the
i'm a much better person because of music or movies than i am because people
abroad are being subdued and pacified in the name of my country.
on another note...i was looking through a pile of papers and ran across
the personal statement i had to write up last year. i compared myself to
dirk diggler (the porn star in boogie nights). i guess i can be funny at
times, though, if memory serves i was writing on a couple liters of mountain
dew in the system...
i also read over a few of my past essays and discovered that having a non-proofreading
policy probably isn't the best idea. found plenty of stupid mistakes. it's
all in the past i suppose.
"...what's gonna set you free? look inside and you'll see..."
so it's basically 5am right now because of the whole daylight savings time
i ask a lot of questions which go unanswered, but i'd like this one answered.
why is it that people insist on violence as a way of working things out?
why do people insist upon forcing their ideology upon others? if you have
a good explanation i'd like to hear
you know a great moment in cinema history was when sidney poitier answered
to the sheriff's question "what do they call you down there boy?" - "they
call me MR. TIBBS!"
updated movies list.
"Then it don't matter. I'll be all aroun' in the dark. I'll be ever'where--wherever
you can look. Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be
there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there, I'll be
in the way guys yell where there're mad--an' I'll be in the way kids laugh
when they're hungry an' they know supper's ready. An' when the people are
eatin' the stuff they raise, an' livin' in the houses they built, I'll
be there too." -Tom from Grapes of Wrath
"I know. That's what makes us tough. Rich fellas come up an' they die an'
their kids ain't no good an' they die out. But we keep a-comin'. We're
the people that live. They can't wipe us out--they can't lick us. We'll
go on forever, Pa, 'cause we're the people." -Ma from Grapes of Wrath
really the whole movie could have been a single shot of the exterior of
an outhouse. as long as had those two quotes that movie would have still
Cute, huh? His name was Tupac Shakur
i remember watching the 84 olympics and seeing part of Mary Lou Retton's
great performance. i remember most seeing her parents crying. i asked my
mom why they were crying and she said that sometimes people cry when they're
happy. the times when i have cried because i was so happy have been few
and far between and most of them were due to music.
note to self: led zeppelin are perfect.
it's easy to say that jimmy page was the best member of the band, but john
paul jones has got to be in the running. then again so do plant and bonham.
they're fucking great.
after listening to houses of the holy i realize that it is an album of
epic proportions. i'm not sure why i didn't fully realize this before.
my internet connection is being quite dumb right now.
maybe i'll just format my hard drive and see how that makes everything.
could be a good project for tomorrow.
daylight savings is coming up i guess so don't forget to set the clocks
leaf blowers - the most white of all inventions. it is loud, pollutes,
attempts to alter nature, and is the epitome of laziness.
when i hear leaf blowers i feel like the yell that zach lets out in "freedom."
what a frustrating world we live in.
it was raining so i have an excuse for this.
i'm down with kool moe dee. he's what old school hip-hop should be about:
urban politics, great sampling, the use of jazz, and of course some inventive
woke up about 4.5 hours ago.
it's raining big time today. (6) same expected for tomorrow, but not monday.
convienent that it rains the worst when we're supposed to escape the dullness
of modern life. instead we become relegated to the tube.
vern saved the day though. we started writing a script for this local guy
looking for some writers. we're pretty far along, more work tomorrow i'm
i'll be done with all my hip-hop albums by the end of the day. i'm thinking
classic rock will be next. that will take at least a week. i'll try to
attack it more chronologically this time.
going to make a list of things to do this week. i have a feeling that there
is more school work than i had originally thought.
you know what would really fuck up a lot of the liberal political thought
(hobbes, locke, and such) would be to denounce all ideas of private property.
it's amazing how much of our political thought is based upon the protection
if only the world were perfect. ahhh, that would nice. duh.
i think i told this story before, but i was thinking about it again so
here it goes. i remember being about 11 and listening to the radio while
i was in bed. i was trying to come up with my idea of the best music possible.
i thought it would be cool if 'they' had a machine which took a sampling
of music you really enjoy and it would spit out the best music ever, according
to your tastes. it's a bad idea because it would never work, but i think
hip-hop is kinda like that. they sample shit from all over the place and
make it into good music. at least the good hip-hop does. the pinnacle of
great hip-hop in this spirit would be paul's boutique. nowadays it's pretty
much illegal to do anything like as great as that album for the masses.
updated movies list.
02:45 time to sleep. it's going to rain tomorrow i might not wake up until
really late. most likely, though, i'll get some telemarketer to wake me
up early enough.
watch out, here comes god
got the quickcam all working now. added pics of the new room, even pictures
of a couple new posters i've gotten since last year. updated pics
page. i should get more creative with this quickcam stuff.
worked on the bug today. took him out for a spin, ran pretty well, but
needs a valve job i think.
today was decent overall. hope is pretty much where it's at. without it,
well shit would suck.
got another cd in the mail. not sure i ordered it, but i may as well keep
it since it's "the who."
i just realized that i should probably get around to eating something today.
updated cdlist. got to delete two
moderation is key.
finally got my jacket from rei in the mail today. i ordered it a few months
ago. backordering is kinda lame.
so i started to cry last night because i was thinking about the Kursk and
the middle east and all the fucked shit in the world which is just completely
unneeded. i was wondering why people can't just get along more. when i
woke up this morning i realized that love is a more ubiquitous emotion
than hate, and that alone gives me some hope.
it's not raining today which is great. the sun is pretty cool in my book.
got work soon enough.
vern and i both got packages today, as he said it was like christmas. i
love getting stuff in the mail.
"pullin' me in" is a really awesome song.
why does the inside of my ear itch so much? it seriously does and it's
not going away so easy.
wyclef is great.
whoop whoop, yankees won the series, whew whew, excitement.
who am i listening to now? wyclef - second album. some pretty tight beats
on this here album.
wading through the hallway was the theme for last night. tonight the bathroom
is all fixed up.
was on campus from 12-6 today. actually went fairly fast.
"where my fugees at?" - a good wyclef track, check it out.
worst thing about today was the rain, but even that wasn't too bad. ergo,
the day went pretty well.
work tomorrow from 2-4p.
well i must say that my political science prof. (Dungey) is pretty much
the best college professor i've had so far. he was telling us that he's
going to give us the questions for the midterm in the class before we take
it so we don't have to stress out. "no trickery here, no power trip..."
he said. that's pretty cool compared to some professors. but to avoid people
taking the test the night before he said we need to bring in a blue book
and he'll initial them and re-distribute them before the test. last year
he said that 60% of the people didn't bring in their bluebooks so he had
to go buy some out of his own pocket. at which he commented "i don't want
to have to do that. i had to take money out of my fucking martini fund"...something
along those lines. it was funnier when he said it. he's full of pearls
like this. great guy despite his being unbalanced mentally.
who the hell is on track three of this album? holy shit, that would be
kenny rogers, country and hip hop combining...wyclef is a great producer
WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get...that's pretty much me in a nutshell.
okay, i'm tired of trying to make every bullet start with a "w"...it was
cool while it lasted, though contrived.
so the Kursk had sailors (who were probably drawn into the russian navy
by some Navy commercial much like ours - advertising all the places you'll
go, people you'll meet, diseases you'll contract, close-minded brut frat
boys you'll be surrounded by, etc)...uh, well there were some sailors who
were still alive in the submarine after the explosion. what a way to die.
if you want to see a great submarine movie - das boot is where it's out.
peterson did so well with das boot and then moved to hollywood and had
george clooney direct for him or something because perfect storm was wack.
i use four reference books everyday - dictionary, movie guide, music guide,
and the world almanac. i wish i retained more of this shit, esp. when it
comes to speeling.
corporate welfare is a joke i just don't get.
since it's 3:51 i should probably get to sleep.
updated movies list.
realized after i got off of work today that i'm pretty much done for the
week. i'm subbing for someone from 2-4 tomorrow, but other than that i'm
clear until monday. feels good.
i should make sure i don't have any assignments coming up.
i don't want to work for the man.
listening to all three of my public enemy albums for the next couple hours.
i've said before that changing who you are is really tough. it is, but
i think i've begun to learn how. i admire men like malcolm x, MLK, gandhi,
et al because they seemed to have a pretty good idea of who they wanted
to be and were very able to reach that point.
my mind is pretty mushy right now, i can barely type.
it was a gloomy day in davis today, but it makes you appreciate spring
all the more.
i think that if i had a girlfriend i'd be a better person
i can't understand why people can't just accept people and their differences.
i've run across plenty of people i don't want to be associated with. plenty
of people i can't stand, but why would i ever kill someone because of what
i know that when judgment day comes all the white corporate scum will go
to the fiery pits of hell, but that doesn't mean i'm going to beat the
shit out of them.
was in sociology class today and we were talking about associations we
make with symbols...the teacher asked what associations we made with nature,
then he asked what we thought the opposite of nature might be. first thing
that came to my mind was "white men."
"elvis was a hero to most, but he never shit to me. he was straight out
racist and plain. mother fuck him and john wayne." -chuck d and flava flav.
added to the recently listened to list: resurrection of hip-hop (i talked
to one of the guys in this group in kdvs one time, good guy), more tribe
called quest...i guess that's it.
my side of the bathroom is extremely flooded now. kinda funny. see, i'm
laughing. ha ha.
the spooks album is pretty damned good, esp. "things i've seen." i will
await the next one.
listening to music loud makes it so much better. i think the people upstairs
probably hate me by now. it's okay because every time they turn on the
sink i get all their water on my floor.
i'm really liking this way of listening to music. it casts everything in
a different light. it's nice to have some continuity too.
of course the fugees are insanely good.
i want to see about getting some more kdvs stickers. they seem to be fresh
out of em.
saw a funny looking man on campus today. he mumbled something in his foreign
uneducated language. i killed him with my machete.
"how do you make god laugh? make a plan"
listened to spooks, schoolly d, beastie boys, n.w.a., and run d.m.c. so
a lot of people have sampled public enemy and slick rick/doug e. fresh.
and more people than i thought have sampled the beastie boys. oh and run
d.m.c. are often sampled.
bathroom sink is sufficiently flooded...so is the floor.
hooked up the quickcam today and then realized that i can't use it until
i get a keyboard adapter.
updated movies list.
"...cuz you know why A-U-C-H. i'm taking all mc's out in the place..."
Adam Yauch is pretty much the coolest person alive. well almost anyway.
"i've got an open mind so why don't you all get inside"
someone asked me about affirmative action today - namely what my stance
on it was. i told them that i support it. they said that they understood
that people in lower socio-economic brackets didn't have the same opportunities
as most, but felt that affirmative action wasn't the answer. i just realized
i don't want to bother retelling the whole story since it's nothing special.
woke up in the middle of the night with an ant crawling on my face, it
was pretty funny actually. other than that i slept really well.
going to rent some movies tonight, not entirely sure which ones though.
i think i have a midterm next week and some kind of paper to do. i'll worry
about those later though.
kept thinking that i had work until 6pm, turned out i didn't. lucky guy.
got my paycheck so that's pretty sweet.
need to scan the pictures of malcolm. i love getting film developed because
i never remember what is on the roll. as it turns out this roll had some
pictures of jon, vern, and i riding jesus through the house next door (Doc
and company). they had moved out and the house was empty so i decided to
drive through it. fun stuff.
rainy day number four.
quizzes are all over. not too bad overall.
if eminem rapped in a different language it would be a lot easier to like
him. thing about him is that he's really inventive when it comes to delivery
of his rhymes and his beats are pretty original.
had a good breakfast today...oj, and a plum. doesn't sound like much, but
it's more than usual, and it was quality.
there are a lot more beastie boys samples floating around than one would
think. the same goes for run d.m.c., but i guess one would expect it more
this here page now averages 6 hits a day.
real life is harder than the media would like you to think. remember that.
i demand more truth.
updated movies list.
word on the street is that it's going to rain on friday and sunday. not
a big fan of rain. maybe i should run around and get really wet rather
than let it get me down. probably not a good idea since i felt a little
sniffly this morning.
updated the archives page. includes
last month now.
been trying to get around to reading the MLK autobiography...no time.
gotta go study. gotta have a good breakfast for once too.
been pretty happy lately.
there is no way i can be sad and listening to stevie wonder at the same
time. frontline has elements of a sad song, but it doesn't make me sad.
motivated, if anything.
tribe called quest - low end theory is better than i remember. it might
make a move on people's instinctive travels. any hip-hop that uses jazz
is pretty phat in my book. that's phat with a "ph."
need to see the new bjork movie...vern says it was really contrived and
didn't do it for him at all. marina and gina upstairs say it's the greatest
thing since canned fruit, um or something.
vern is asleep so now i can't read for my film class. forethought is a
good thing. no worries, there's always the notes and the syllabus to study.
i wish we had a public access station in davis.
you know, nader made a good point - all the support for the arts in the
last 7 years or so is equal to the tax break that the government gave to
lockheed martin and boeing for merging. i'm pretty sure it was those two
which merged. either way you get the point. if billy ray cyrus and garth
brooks are so great why won't the republicans fork out more than 207 million
a year? this'll go nowhere.
much respect to mark borchardt...he's got such vision and determination.
i wonder when northwestern will come out. i hope he stays sober for a while.
the big question on the street seems to be: "who let the dogs out?" it's
really funny how a song can get so big. it really is like the macarena.
one that got pretty big pretty quickly which actually had a point was the
"everybody wears sunscreen" track.
i got shocked a whole buttload today. once again, that is less than a shitload
which is less than a fuckload.
from nader: www.tompaine.com
what is sex when you have three people? what are laws if they ain't fair
and equal...what are the youth if they ain't rebellin'? ...what's america
without greed and glamour? -courtesy of tribe called quest.
bust a nut inside your eye to let you know where i come from. -courtesy
of tribe called quest.
been thinking about my music listening habits...i'm going to try and put
things in perspective more often now. that is i'm going to listen to hip-hop
for a while, rather than skipping around so much. skipping around is fun
and all, but i think it'll be cool to get really into my hip-hop albums
for a week and then move on to some indie rock - velvet underground, bis,
etc. then move onto my jazz and maybe attack each genre chronologically.
worth a shot.
worth a shot. definitely.
epmd are pretty much awesome on their debut album. major fall off after
i'm going to study.
oh, got to see the last part of the monday night football game. it was
a good game that went into overtime. good shit.
going to sleep now. it's pretty cool how public enemy can take about a
tenth of a second's worth of a sample and use it so well.
if i die before i wake (sounds familiar) then someone should annonce to
all my loyal journal readers: "Chris Miller has passed away. Shucks. Vote
Nader." i hereby make that my one wish. it really is time to sleep.
so i wonder how one knows when they've found "the one." back up. is there
"one?" are there many? are there none? are there a lot of "close-enoughs?"
i know that i know nothing. i think everything becomes more clear about
the time you're 90 and ready to die.
i know depeche mode are great.
the midterm today wasn't as bad as was first thought, but maybe i should
reserve that for the day when i get it back.
two quizzes tomorrow. film and sociology. shit i should have gotten my
sociology book from the reserves. brilliant chris. what a tard.
my speeling is pretty atrocious.
updated movies list.
the soundtrack on this version of metropolis was extremely ill-suited.
i'm not sure what was running through the person's mind when they picked
it out. the movie is owned by some rich guy who revamped it...color tinting,
new intertitles, and the soundtrack - bad idea.
bs2000 coming out in feb. beastie boys vinyl sounds of science crazy fresh
version coming in november.
the yardbirds cd (bbc sessions) is very good because it's the yardbirds,
but i like their album version of for your love a lot more than that live
took a shower today, first time since monday. strangely i didn't start
to smell or anything. it was pretty cool actually. now my skin is really
dry. (single person) showers are over-rated.
speaking of which, it's funny how my guests always get more action in my
house than i do. i'm over it.
just as i finished that line "too much monkey business" (a yardbirds' song)
came on. synchronicity is cool.
smokestack lightning uses the same guitar breakdown as one in led zeppelin
then there is "the sun is shining" which took from muddy waters' you shook
me, which was also borrowed by page while with led zeppelin on lz I.
the yardbirds are pretty classic 60s rock, they're not great, but they
are very very good. they stole their fair share of riffs and covered a
i'm getting tired.
no movie tonight.
heard nader on the radio, but didn't get to see him. he wasn't in the station,
he called them for the interview.
he was really good. talked about things that no one else talks about. made
a reference to the michael moore directed rage against the machine video
(although it was sort of an oblique reference). good guy.
how 20th century fox could be left out of the 2-cd doors best of set is
close game in the series today...in the last inning anyway.
i think i'm going to install the quick cam soon so it doesn't just sit
and gather dust. i'll also be able to take pictures of the new room and
my newly shaven legs. mmm, nevermind that last part.
couldn't sleep last night.
49ers lost again, this sucks.
johnny and christy left. it looks like they'll be moving to davis next
year, could be good.
nader is in town...in an hour or so he'll be in KDVS, hopefully i'll be
i have a midterm monday. two quizzes tuesday. reading would be a good idea
at this point.
lots to do in the next few days.
my new lee morgan cd is good.
probably should go rent some more movies since i don't want to keep watching
movies i've already seen. 116 movies on the to see list.
i'm currently uploading three fantastic beastie boys tracks to loyal fans,
share the wealth.
over 11 million votes for nader, i predict.
saw one snl skit and it looked dumb.
updated movies list.
third kubrick in a row.
rage against the machine has their live album on pre-order at a few online
stores...i think that's good news, but it conflicts with the reports that
there isn't any release date in the near future....
updated movies list.
got four dvds in the mail, four for 20 bucks. johnny and christy missed
a lot of clockwork orange which is too bad.
johnny and christy came today. went to get milkshakes came back watched
a movie. oh we played frisbee golf too. had my worst game of the year,
vern had his best. tommorrow they'll be gone and i'll be busy.
ended up counting the immigrant as one of my movies for the 300...i don't
think it'll be the one that pushes me over so even if there is controversy
i don't think it'll matter in the end.
the ralph nader speech is sold out so no dice there. however there is a
chance i'll get to see him anyway. he's going to be at KDVS so i might
make a trip down there and see if i can observe his greatness, even for
a moment or two. having a KDVS id card might actually come in handy for
if you know of any good chemicals for getting stickers off glass, let me
art isn't a science. there aren't rules you can follow to ensure your art
is good. in science there are. art isn't about formulas, science is. art
is much more subject to interpretation and emotion. therefore i can say
that the killing is probably the best kubrick film there is, but it's not
my favorite. a streetcar named desire is probably a better film than magnolia
in terms of writing and direction, i don't honestly have the knowledge
to say this one way or the other; but magnolia is far superior in my books
for completely intangible reasons. music is often the same way. nevermind,
you know all this already.
watched the first 6-7 minutes of a movie online today. actually wasn't
too slow at 56K. movie was horrible though.
haven't had much time to do stuff i want to do lately. if i had a girlfriend
it would be worse i suppose.
work can be pretty dope sometimes. this is especially true when cute chicks
have nothing better to do than to talk to some guy (me) behind the desk.
watched a good video in class today about the media. had seen it before
actually, but it was cool to see it again now that i have more perspective.
updated movies list.
kubrick has a knack for ending his movies so damn well.
not having friends is usually not too great.
the highlight of my day is when i bike to class and zoom past everyone,
that usually lasts all of 4 minutes.
i'm going to go to a bar and get wasted now.
no one has told me whether they think "the immigrant" should count for
my movie count.
i should probably be getting to sleep.
johnny is officially coming this weekend. friday to be exact.
updated mp3 list. got to delete a
bunch because of the new cds.
updated movies list.
finally got jimmy smith's "root down (and get it)" it was tough to find
until napster had big problems and thus big publicity.
went to phil and jon's (and monique's), nothing happening there.
next year when i renew my 300 movie goal i'm going to try and repeat a
lot of the classics i saw this year. i've got about 105 movies on my "to
see" list which should be plenty for next year so i want to make sure and
see some of the films i liked a second or even third time next year.
without going back to hunting and gathering i don't think people of the
world will ever be truly free or equal. then again i don't know if that
could happen even with a hunting and gathering social structure. i don't
think it could happen with 6 billion people living on this earth either.
we need fewer people wasting away in factories where they do the same thing
for hours on end without actually producing anything of their own. it takes
away from the whole point of production. fuck this world.
i want to work in a fast food environment sometime before i die.
if you just asked yourself "what the fuck is wrong with chris" then you
don't have any clue who i am; you don't really know me.
the old saying that "it builds character" ("it" being hard work) is something
i discover is more and more true every day. there are many who will never
realize this. in this sense i hope bush wins, fucks the country completely
and makes people re-realize what hard work is all about. you know all that
shit old people talk about constantly? well there's something to it...
www.ballotmaker.com it's got some
useful info. very good in certain areas...so far it mostly works for CA.
it has stuff like the voting record for candidates and who endorses them,
for my congressional district there's a republican, a mormon democrat,
a crazy libertarian with a beard, and someone who has no information and
whose email doesn't work. tell me now - is there any real choice there?
so here's the deal - your single vote doesn't matter - this is fact. but
on the large scale this thought can lead to problems associated with low
voter turnout. thus, i think everyone should vote. BUT, since your single
vote doesn't count then you may as well vote for whomever you feel is the
best candidate...whether that be nader, gore, peter pan, etc. it really
is the most democratic and most fulfilling way of voting, given the current
discovered, by looking at the poll results thus far, that either i have
a bunch of leftist people visiting my site or i have convinced a couple
people that nader kicks ass. either way it's pretty cool.
got 15 cds in the mail today. all for 20 bucks. awesome. updated cd
list. after the shippment i now have 10 AC/DC albums. i never thought
i'd have that many.
i wish columbia house or bmg had the beatles albums in their catalog.
tomorrow is going to be a shitty day because i have 6 hours of work and
4 hours of school, all in one solid block.
had some good breakfast burritos today. my new food kick is this pasta
dish i've been making...lemon juice, parsley, chicken, tomato sauce, zucchini,
pepper, garlic, mushrooms, all on top of penne.
finished off a roll of film today...need to get it developed soon.
rage against the machine are pretty much over now. zach left so that is
found prodigy's first single online today, that is good i guess.
there's a little quiz on www.speakout.com which will tell you who you should
vote for based upon your answers to, and weighing of, some questions. it's
pretty cool. obviously it's got it's limitations, but it got my top three
right (of those on the list). it was kind of funny seeing all the republicans
on the bottom of the list with such low compatibility percentages.
i would urge people to vote for nader just to signal a desire for change...whether
they agree with him or not the best way to wake up those stalwarts in dc
is to threaten their power.
i have hw to do. hmmm.
ended up not having to go do the kdvs thing from 1230-0330am tonight...they
called me and said they had enough people. lucky guy.
i'm something of a freedom advocate so i have been battling over gun rights.
what gives me the right to take away guns from law abiding citizens? requiring
them to get a license, lock, and wait a few days before they can get a
gun is just fine. past that i don't think the government should have the
right. oh, except to limit the kinds of weapons. at the same time i don't
think hunting should be allowed. i guess i haven't really changed my views
now that i outline it all. nevermind anything i just said.
no movie today either. i could count one of the charlie chaplin movies
we watched yesterday as a movie for yesterday...tell me what you think...it's
about 25 minutes, it's on imdb.com, and it's charlie chaplin's mid-teens
movie The Immigrant. should it count?
i could wear one rage against the machine shirt for every day of the week.
if you know of a place to buy re-applyable stickers online then tell me.
i'm talking about the kind that adhere using static electricity rather
here's a headline for you:
*** Gore watched violent movies
how about "gore likes incest...al gore recently admitted to liking "Gladiator"
a film which clearly shows one of the primary characters as having an incestual
interest in his sister. is this really the man you want running the country?"
give me a break.
updated the poll.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Al Gore's criticism of violence
the media hasn't stopped him from buying tickets to bloody
blockbusters. He listed "Gladiator" and "The Matrix" among his recent
favorite movies. "I loved 'The Matrix,'" the Democratic presidential
nominee said in an interview in the Nov. 9 issue of "Rolling Stone,"
which appears on newsstands Friday. "Somebody gigged me in the
mainstream media for not liking too much violence in the movies but
simultaneously liking that movie," Gore said. "Well, you know, it was
rated for adults. It was very violent, but it was a terrific movie.
And I can hardly wait for the sequel." Other films Gore named were
"Being John Malkovich," "East is East," "Erin Brockovich," and "Three
Kings." Gore said he often watches movies to relax while on the
big news today was that i didn't watch a movie today so the streak is over.
i could watch one right now, but i don't feel like being up until 0230.
today was long, tomorrow will be longer - i'm volunteering at kdvs from
1230-0330. that's am of course. pretty shitty, but i get double hours and
i means i don't have to wake up early (before 11am).
waking up before 11am should be avoided at all costs. of course when we
painted during the summer waking up at 7am was the norm.
met some really stupid people at the reserves today. when i say stupid
i mean that they seem to not have ever thought about life, society, or
anything in any depth. i also met a couple people who seemed to have their
head in the right place. that is always an attractive thing. i think i
may have converted one of my co-workers to the side of nader. i got another
to think seriously about voting. happy about that. i know i got marina
to vote for nader too, it's all pretty good.
my memory is pretty bad, but when it comes to the hitchhiking trip i think
i remember every single detail...i read a bit of my huge summary of it
and hadn't forgotten about anything i read. boy what a trip.
i wonder who the first artist to say "Californ-I-A" was. i know the beach
boys said it. so did dr. dre and the offspring...
i should go over my old editorials and revise them...should.
despite my not wanting to get married i think that i might take a wife
if she agreed with me politically and musically. of course we wouldn't
get married until we were 30, but that's okay.
asked a few "customers" at the reserves desk in the library if they knew
who john coltrane or miles davis were. out of four people only one person
said they knew...and she said it reluctantly. very surprising.
of all the people since the beginning of written history who lived past
5 years old i wonder what percentage went their entire life without having
one of these days i should compile a "best of" from my site, put it all
on one page and post it.
49ers lost another close one. i feel for them. i love the 49ers. i wish
i could just win the games for them in those last couple minutes.
updated movies list.
streak - 27 days. 160 new movies, 225 total.
covering the jazz show was fun stuff.
didn't get around to working on the car today.
lou, old friend from freshman year, came by today. that was cool, he's
a funny guy.
played frisbee golf again today...we're getting it down to where we're
+1 or par. one of these days we'll go under par...
i want to sleep.
there's a great song by the the last poets called "niggas are scared of
revolution"...the last poets are pretty damned great.
updated movies list.
all the chrome molding is on now. put the vw emblem on as well. got some
paint for the wheels, going to do that tomorrow i think, not sure though.
saturday night live was really good tonight. thom yorke even held up a
"let ralph debate" sign at the very end, it was pretty cool. i might get
back into snl, it seems like the dark days are over. even the news portion
is getting better. i have to admit it's getting better, it's getting better
all the time.
used my grandfather's book today to see what movies dimitri tiomkin had
composed for...as i suspected it was quite a lot, and also several classics...some
of which i have seen recently.
ford is making a commitment to increase fuel efficency in suvs. they're
going to improve aerodynamics, decrease weight, add another gear, maybe
two, and even have variable timing valve opening. it's a change which should
have happened long ago.
the new racing saleen looking crazy and performs just as well as an f50.
there are 10 million people who own honda civics, i think 9 million of
them live in california
updated movies list.
picked up the bug today, looks damn good. put the chrome molding on (except
for one troublesome piece). still needs a lot of work, which will be fun
for the next months to come, then comes the interior. of course the whole
time i need to keep him in running condition.
i wish i could change the world more quickly than one person at a time.
my life could be a lot worse than it is.
i dislike licking envelopes.
called the white house today, but was on hold for a while. try again later.
i think nader is the closest thing to a great leader my generation has
seen. the problem is "we" are doing so well that no one really cares what
if you're a non-white mother who works two jobs and doesn't have any insurance
or benefits then i don't think you think "we" are doing so well. i forgot
which white guy it was, but one of them said that illegitmacy was the biggest
problem for non-whites. i've got news for you - you could have three husbands
who all work 2 jobs each and still be without insurance. because a) no
republican would ever allow universal health care to all americans and
b) because most of the jobs clinton has created are low wage earning, part-time,
and have no benefits.
i can't remember the last day i failed to point out to someone the simple
fact that cuba has health insurance for all its citizens and the u.s. does
my ranting doesn't help.
going to sub for damany's jazz show on sunday, should be good. lots of
listeners i'm sure. 3 hours of solid jazz should be fun to do.
i'm definitely a night person. it's too bad i always get motivated at 2am
i want to buy this great piece of machinery.
i should just get a loan approved and buy it right now. this
one is nicer, but a 71 would be a better year.
updated movies list.
football is coming to los angeles. extreme football, that is. the xfl proves
to be interesting at least for the first season.
the nba has shifted around a lot in the off season. ewing isn't with the
knicks, the kings got rid of corliss, kemp is in portland, rice is in new
york, man it should be fun trying to get reacquainted with all the new
i like portland's chances again. sacramento looks good again. sadly so
do the lakers. it really seems that the west is where it's at.
i had a irrational moment the other day. i thought about ralph nader actually
winning the election and how great it would feel, then i came to my senses.
for those two seconds, though, it was a great feeling. it was a feeling
i'm sure many african-americans felt when joe louis won the heavyweight
championship, and probably the opposite feeling as when MLK was assasinated.
did some more research to solidify my vote...nader's site,
bush's site, gore's site.
discovered that i agree with nader on every issue he spoke to. if
you have 30 minutes then you have enough time to be educated enough to
vote for one of the three. i think it's sad that in a country with almost
300 million people we have only 3 who are being considered for president.
oops, i mean 2.
if you don't turn on to politics, politics will turn on you.
there is a girl in my popular culture class who was acting completely retarded
today. it's amazing how ignorant some people are. we were talking about
popular music (e.g., backstreet boys, blink 182, etc.) and the counter
pop culture music (bad religion, radiohead, rage against the machine, etc).
she said that all of this talk was annoying and people shouldn't be ragging
on n'sync "because they're good and i like them, and they have talent,
and i'm happy for them making it big..." she also said that no one wants
to be depressed while listening to music. i wanted to tell her that being
depressed a couple hours out of the day is a small price to pay for not
being ignorant. i honestly think that if all of america was more open to
the ideas that these bands purport then 600,000 rwandans wouldn't have
died without any help from the u.s. if the price for a little awareness
is being depressed then so be it.
i wanted to break her face.
going to call the white house tomorrow.
donated 10 bucks to ralph nader today. also volunteered to help out with
wrote emails to nbc, cbs, pbs, abc, fox, and the person in charge of the
presidential debates telling them all they should allow nader in the debates.
what is wrong with people that makes it so that they need a war, revolution,
disaster, crisis of some sort every 20 years in order to enjoy and be thankful
for what they have? nader think that "the best way for them (children)
to learn is to develop a civic curriculum, civics, where they learn about
history, and reading, writing, arithmetic in terms of understanding the
reality of the world around them, starting with their own community's history
and their own community's problems and challenges." what a novel idea.
history is important and people need to know how it relates to things around
them...some can make the connection themselves, others can't...teach them
i'm thinking i want to stay in davis next year after i'm graduated.
looks as though i just missed my first two classes. forgot to set my alarm.
i was doing well up to this point.
a riot be the rhyme of the unheard.
it's not rainy.
some people annoy the shit out of me so much i couldn't care less about
their problems (which usually amount only to gap discontinuing their favorite
pair of khaki shorts). other times there are people who seem so damned
awesome i wish i could take their weight and carry it myself.
music is kinda cool. understatement.
sleep is sparse these days.
updated movies list.
the streak stays alive - 23 days 37 movies. 221 movies so far.
watched the debates. bush "won." he won in that he made himself look better
than gore, for the most part. hearing both of them talk about gay marriage
was depressing. if you want to know the truth about all the claims each
spat out during the debates go here.
the same dose of truth, for the first debate, is here.
the only thing that "impressed" me (if you can call it that) was that bush
kept talking about education. there were a couple of awkward moments
which were entertaining.
when they were talking about foreign policy and how to deploy troops i
so wanted one of them to step up and quote the grapes of wrath (Tom Joad)
- wherever there's people struggling, i'll be there, whenever a cop is
beating a guy, i'll be there... that movie was epic, so was the song, and
i'm sure the book is too.
new tool album coming out in april i hear. i think 2001 will be a good
year for music...rumors of the beastie boys, rage (2-cd set), fugees might
work on something...and more.
"listen to the facist sing 'take hope here, war is elsewhere, you were
chosen, this is god's land, soon we'll be free, of blot and mixture, seeds
planted by our forefather's hand.'"
"i'm epmty please fill me / anchor assure me / that baghdad is burning
/ you voice it is so soothing / that cunning mantra of killing / i need
you my witness / to dress this up so bloodless / to numb me and purge me
now / of thoughts of blaming you..."
i just can't stand shallow people.
when i get a girlfriend she had better have money.
those last two lines sound absurd juxtaposed as they are, but i swear i've
heard people say those things in the same breath. it fucking kills me.
i've been really getting into the new ratm album lately.
i think the first politics i ever got into were in music. it was 1991 and
use your illusion II had just come out. the first track (civil war) was
my favorite, and at 11-12 years old seemed really revolutionary.
much fuss is made about third party candidates and the way in which they
run. perot had the same problem back in 92 and 96. everyone claims that
the third party candidates take the route of running against politics.
people, especially in the media, seem to think this is a bad thing for
politics and usually end up charging perot or nader of being too negative
(to varying degrees). i think in the current system, running out of a third
party almost necessitates focusing on the negative. after all pointing
out the failings of the two major parties has historically been the platform
for third party candidates. in essense, focusing on negative aspects of
politics is in my view the duty of all parties attempting to break into
the two-party system.
"You have people who are killed or injured with guns and you have law-abiding
people who want to use certain kinds of guns for self-defense. How do you
blend the two? First of all, make sure the weapons are designed safely
with trigger locks. ... Two, strong law enforcement so that they're not
falling into the hands of the criminal element. Three, you look at a weapon
the way you look at a car. You've got to know how to handle it. You should
be licensed. ... And four, there are certain weapons that should be banned.
If you do all that, both interests will be protected." -ralph nader
"I think homosexuals have the right of civil union. There are economic
reasons for that and there are humanitarian reasons for that, and I think
the Vermont decision is a good one, and I think homosexuals should be given
equal rights and equal responsibilities." -ralph nader
he believes in publicly financed campaigns.
"We've had 10 years of economic growth, but the majority of the workers
are making less today, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than they made in
1973 or '79, which is a remarkable departure from our history. When the
economy grows, usually most people are better off. And 47 million workers
-- that's over a third of the work force -- are making less than $10 an
hour; many of them five and half, six, seven dollars an hour in Wal-Mart,
or Kmart, or McDonald's." -ralph nader
"...the financial wealth of the top 1 percent of households exceeds the
combined wealth of the bottom 95 percent." -fact
if you like what nader says more than what the others say then go ahead,
dare to be an optimist and vote for nader. oh, wait, no one is that
one last note - officially picking up the bug on friday. gives me the weekend
(assuming it doesn't rain too much) to work on it.
if it weren't for vern i might hate radiohead. on both the beastie boys
and rage against the machine newsgroups there are radiohead fans who have
nothing better to do than proclaim radiohead's dominance, and what's worse
is they do it by knocking other bands. it doesn't make too much sense to
got wind that tom morello is going to vote for nader. another wasted vote!!!
going to watch the two-person debate now. it's amazing how fickle people
are...i heard that gore lost votes because he sighed and moaned too much
when bush distorted his economic plans.
do me a favor - if you want to vote for anyone other than those
two, then do it. there's nothing worse than people feeling their freedom
is taken away because of the two-party system.
it's only a matter of time...
updated movies list.
life has been taxing. if i wasn't me then maybe i'd just take some prozac
or depakote or something and be normal.
orson welles is pretty good (understatement). my uneducated guess is that
he was influenced by hitchcock, at least moderately.
today was long, tomorrow won't be as bad. still no time to pick up the
rainy day number two. three is coming tomorrow.
heard a rumor that bush is going to try something tricky involving a last
minute vp swap. we shall see.
i'd like to get a little ahead with the movies so that i can have a buffer
going into the thanskgiving and xmas holidays. although both are perfect
opportunities to just sit in front of my dad's tv and watch any number
of his 500+ movies.
according to my records the last time a movie won the big four (best picture,
director, actor, and actress) in the academy awards was 1991 - silence
of the lambs, before that it was 1975 - one flew over the cuckoo's nest.
damn that was a great flick.
do everyone a favor and don't vote for bush.
people have been calling me "sir" lately. it's not "young man" or anything
of the sort, it's like they know about to enter into the post-school world
or something. strange.
when i die please laugh up a storm and play some good music.
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) - A free-lance TV producer was held hostage at a maximum
security state prison for more than four hours Tuesday by an inmate convicted
of killing a New York City millionaire. Inmate Kenneth Kimes, 25, held
a pen to the throat of Maria Zone, and ordered her camera crew, filming
for Court TV, to "back off," Department of Correctional Services spokesman
James Flateau said. Officials said he demanded that his co-defendant, his
mother, not be extradited to California on murder charges for which both
the death penalty. An officer observing the interview pushed an alarm
and called for help, and prison negotiators spoke with Kimes, Flateau
said. He said Zone was freed by officers who distracted Kimes and then
wrestled the inmate to the floor. Zone was not injured.
i don't like having choices taken away from me.
updated movies list.
b-boys dvd comes out tomorrow, yay.
rainy days and mondays always get me down. today was both, but it wasn't
i'm really happy with the way jeff garcia and randy moss played on sunday,
despite the loss.
now that it's raining i can wear the same clothes everyday. yippee.
music is the soundtrack to life, sadly it usually is more often the soundtrack
to people sitting at the computer.
pEopLe WhO wRitE likE thIs arE re@lLy annOyINg.
with all the people in the world you think there would be a higher proportion
of interesting ones.
this made me laugh, but good lord is it sad.
i think it can be said with a good degree of certainty that any girl who
uses a screen name such as "little angel" or "princess" or anything along
those lines is useless in society, other than as a consumer.
updated movies list.
49ers played some great ball today, unfortunately so did the raiders. i
don't like it when my two favorite teams play each other, it sucks.
giants lost today. so did the athletics. a bad day for my sports teams.
i've got a good amount of light in my room these days.
trying to find some good stickers online...tried ebay. if you know of a
place that i can get vinyl stickers let
actually did some homework today.
it's going to rain and get down to 55 degrees on tuesday. that sucks.
finally got around to listening to that scorpions album jorgay gave me
a while back. i'm surprised that it doesn't suck.
went by the reserves today to pick up a book and saw erin there. she seemed
genuinely happy to see me. women are so tricky sometimes.
mondays and tuesdays are rumored to suck ass for chris this quarter.
saw a survey asking how often people think computers need to be replaced
31.7 percent said every two years, 20.6 percent said whenever they break,
and 19 percent said one year or less. i said three years.
i'm glad my computer hasn't broken in a while.
i discovered today that there is such a thing as one-sided bullet proof
glass. pretty crazy, very cool though.
here's something interesting: If daytime running lights were on all the
vehicles in the U.S., we would burn an extra 406 million gallons of gas
each year. That's only a couple gallons for each vehicle, but in total
it is more than all of the vehicles in the country burn in a day. At $1.50
a gallon, that's $600 million per year. Looking at it another way, an extra
8 billion pounds of Carbon Dioxide would be added to the atmosphere by
updated movies list.
john travolta is one of the more dumb actors in hollywood. i say this because
of the movies he has been choosing lately.
the wwf (world wrestling federation) embodies everything that is wrong
with the world. women are portrayed as sex objects, stone cold steve austin,
after being fired, assaults his boss. when he wins a match he smashes a
beer can above his head and drinks it as it falls all over his face. who
supports this crap?
went to sacramento today about 30 minutes before maaco closed (thanks to
the slow buses and my inability to set an alarm while half asleep). it
ended up that the car was done being painted, but the fixtures (head lights,
running boards, etc.) had not been put on. so rather than wait around for
them to do a quick job i told them to take their time and i'd be back on
monday or something. car looks good, a lot nicer than it did before. i'll
need to figure out a way to swap the interior hardware because they used
a later model door on the driver's side. i want to swap the door panel,
window crank and vent window crank. shouldn't be too bad.
it's cool that there is still stuff to be done. this way i'll have more
of a part in making it look good.
talked to 43 year old drunk guy who hates his ex-wife on the bus today.
also talked to a 25 year old gay guy who likes britney spears, ricky martin,
older men and talking to me.
looks as though i will pick up the bug tomorrow.
updated movies list.
also updated all the imdb links and put next to the title if i saw the
movie on my dvd player or the big screen. all others were viewed on vhs,
tv, or jon's player.
looking back on the year i'd say that watching all those movies has been
i've seen 151 new (haven't seen since i was 12 years old) movies. didn't
count anything before the age of 12 as being seen because i was too young
to understand/remember them.
walked a lot today. from home to downtown, then through campus, ran into
a couple people, got some errands done. then walked to the video store,
visited danielle's house. by chance ended up running into leslie (vern's
ex) and her goons. took about two minidiscs' worth of time.
nothing means anything in the end. you're wrong no matter what you think.
i think that's the point of all philosophy courses.
going to rain on tuesday and wednesday. fuck.
phil told me my life was exciting.
i think that four years ago i wouldn't be able to say that i have enjoyed
my stay here on earth, now i think i can - exciting or not, it has been
it's funny how different people have different ideas of fun. of course
there is only one right way, i'll assume that my way is the right way.
sarcasm can be so fun sometimes. if you don't think so then you're wrong.
okay, enough of that.
i wish i was friends with mark borchardt.
it seems as though some critics are giving american beauty a lot of respect
because of its controversial subject matter. controversial? it's amazing
what people think controversial is. i don't think i'd even call kubrick
or stone controversial and they've done some movies which trump american
movie in terms of controversy.
there are some albums i can listen to no matter what mood i'm in. nevermind
would be one of them.
the guy who directed welcome to the dollhouse (Todd Solondz) is rumored
to be working with mike schank on a new movie.
i should sleep now that it's 2:40.
i've been tooling with the idea of getting a job at the local video store.
updated movies list.
listened to a couple doors albums about eight times last night while trying
to sleep. the doors are pretty damned great.
some girl ran into my bike while i was cutting through the bike circle
today. she fell and i kept going. i felt really bad, but for some reason
i didn't stop. i must be an ass or something.
my sleep schedule is never going to get back to normal, so it seems.
had a really good sandwich for dinner today.
nothing much to report.
getting to and from school is so easy now that i'm so close to campus.
it's fun to weave in and out of the freshmen at high speeds. it takes about
4 minutes, at a leisurely pace, to get to the furthest point on campus.
put the september updates where they
called kvie to see if i could get a commercial to be run, apparently they
don't do that stuff.
i don't like my war class, the only class i would take instead of it is
full so i'll have to stick it out.
i hear they're going to make .kids and .sex in the near future.
got my work schedule.
word on the street is that phil got a job.
the other word on the street is that georgia, who ousted vern and i, has
decided to live in chicago. all for naught i guess.
updated movies list.
yet another movie i have already seen, but didn't realize until i already
had rented it.
on average it rains four days in october in sacramento. i'm crossing my
i can't think of much to do other than watch movies lately.
if i listen to music then i'm going to be on the computer at the same time.
i don't like being on the computer, it's not fun.
can't wait to get the bug back and start work on that.
i can't remember the last time i had to format my harddrive. i probably
have forgotten how to do it by now.
last month marked the third full year that i've had my webpage up.
updated movies list.
in the last two days i've seen a bunch of really small "movies" from 1893-1927,
but mostly around 1906, in my film class. it's cool to start from the very
beginning and see what people did "back in the day." in many ways they
were more creative then. then again they had more room to be creative than
we do now. if i ever became a director i'd like to start as a silent film
director and go through the same evolution...although much more quickly.
i think it would be a good exercise. if you become a famous director and
decide to do the same thing then maybe you can mention my name.
my popular culture teacher isn't exactly the best teacher for the course,
but the subject is interesting enough to make up for it.
my american thought (political science) teacher, on the other hand, is
probably the best teacher i've had in college. he's really exciting, funny,
real, and controversial. he says pretty much whatever he wants which includes
cursing and saying really challenging things. he's got mental problems
(which he has admitted), but as a result is more on the ball (in his thought
and theory) and more inclined to say what he is thinking than most. he's
the most unprofessional and effective professor i've met. i'm taking notes
for my future teaching days.
the paint place called to inform me that they need to get a new door for
me so that's kind of a pain. i might take the bus there tomorrow to check
tolerance and brotherhood strengthened by solid and liberal education.
there is a girl in my film class whose eyes are pitch black. she's god's
watched some of the debates today. nothing too great.
i've watched at least one movie everyday since 9-19-00, i think that's
the longest streak of the year so far.
are you free? stop buying what they tell you. stop thinking that buying
things makes you happier.
consumerism sucks. i'm a part of it.
lasting happiness comes only from producing things yourself and helping
the newest stp album is good enough to own.
three more today. updated movieslist.
it seems all i do these days is sleep and watch movies. fine by me.
i hear the fugees are going to start working together for another album.
went to the offspring website and discovered that they're not going to
be releasing the entire album online like they said. sony stopped them
had film class and war class today. film class looks good and i got to
see the general which has been on my list of movies to see for about a
year now, just haven't been able to find it in davis. the war class seems
phil left his bike unlocked the other day and the inevitable happened.
i'm sure some money will fall from the sky and his financial problems will
going to be watching a few films i've already seen in film class. 300 movies
is a lot for a year, i think it was a good idea.
i have quite the "movies to see list" building up
sundays are very boring.
updated movies list.
206, and still behind.
hopefully i can work it out so that i've seen all the movies on AFI's top
100, i've seen almost all of them so far.
tomorrow i have the rest of my classes.
updated movies list.
as it turned out i watched two horror flicks and a documentary about the
making of another today. three total.
got the signed american movie dvd in the mail. it's great. has the two
filmmakers, mark, and mike all commenting during the film. then there are
a bunch of deleted scences, coven (the short film), and of course the movie
had planned on going to a party today when i realized that i don't give
a shit about anything invoved in that party. had a better time watching
american movie and the u.s. basketball team beat france.
michael johnson ran his last olympic race, it was good.