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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last post in 2008 for the "Feely people" (who live in constant fear)

This is for you.

I will only state this once: if I want your opinion, I will ask for it — if any of you try (again) to dissuade me from my endeavors next year, I'll beat you to death with a rusty tire iron.

2009 is coming, go cower in your rectum.

If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
         (Samuel Adams)

כאשר ראיתי חרשי און וזרעי עמל יקצרהו׃

Quin potius vidi eos qui operantur iniquitatem et seminant dolores et metunt eos.
         (Job 4:8)

As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

Eat TNT, biatch!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Feliz Navidad

Here's wishing a merry Christmas to everyone.

Enjoy the Gunther parody.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This just in: Singapore has "extreme weather conditions"

The last time a technical glitch occurred was just three weeks ago, on December 4. The wheel was stuck for nearly five hours due to extreme weather conditions and some 70 people were affected. In July, the Flyer stopped due to a minor fault in the braking system.
         (Saad, Imelda and Pearl Forss.  "Singapore Flyer to remain closed pending investigation."  Channel News Asia 23 December 2008 1843 hrs.  Accessed 24 December 1215 hrs.)

You heard of science-fiction?

Well, this is news-fiction!

Uniquely Singapore!

Hat tip: crufty.

I went to bed last night, and my moral code got jammed / I woke up this morning with a frappaccino in my hand

This is the kind of shit I have to deal with, day in, day out, on this fear-ruled, fucked up island.

Cycle to the other end of the country [i.e. Dairy Farm to Lim Chu Kang or Changi Village] already so dangerous, why be so reckless and cycle in other countries?

I can tell for certain that this man is going to die with a shipload shitload of regrets (and fears).

So cold! Raining some more! You still go swimming?

It's 23° C (73.4° F) and the pool is 100 meters (1/16th mile) away. I guess they didn't hear about me swimming in the Merced River in early winter at Yosemite; or in the Pacific Ocean, off Carmel-by-the-Sea (clad only in tee-shirt and trunks); or bathing in creeks in the Darling Scarp when it's 7° C (44.6° F).

Do you see what I see, dear?
Is there some way out of here?
         (Nick Cave)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Unconventional Wisdom: Failure and Happiness

Stayed up almost an hour after my 4 AM ride to watch Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes deliver this stirring Baccalaureate address (0:23:43 - 0:58:12).

Thanks, BigNic!

Nos fecisti ad te et inquietum est cor nostrum donec requiescat in te

Sunday, December 14, 2008


It's like the Japanese Occupation all over again.