Archive for October, 2002
A bowl of “Ghoulish Gulay,” (GOO-Lie) actually just some good ol’ Filipino pakbet, Halloween-themed, with bagoong, sitaw, okra, and of course, kalabasa. (It really looks like that, even when it’s not Halloween.) Photo taken with an Aiptek Mini Pencam 1.3MP.
It looks like GWBush is getting a Playstation 2, which the anti-war folk hope will get his mind off Iraq. They’re even throwing in an extra controller for Cheney. (Too bad the Secret Service will probably think it’s a bomb.)
Crisis Century class today was spent watching early Lumiere cinematographe films, with amusing voice-over commentary from Bertrand Tavernier. What a strange cultural odyssey, watching those silent, hand-cranked films from a century past.
I’ve been publishing the fruit of a creative photographic streak from last week, and I’m especially proud of today’s picture, a macro shot down through the circle-grating of stacked metal chairs in the MICA Bunting Center cafe.
Happy Reformation Day / Halloween to you all. Why not check out some Mac-O-Lanterns? Or if your conscience lashes out against the trappings of Satanic idol feasts, then amuse yourselves with a Martin Luther Bobblehead. El Caballo Muerto, fresh from a pagan demon frolic, has taken issue with Mark Byron’s reflections on Christians and Halloween. [...]
If President Gloria were to use this campaign poster (warning: non-family-friendly content) in 2004, she would be a shoe-in for the presidency by a landslide. Even Erap and FPJ would vote for her. (Link via Cheesedip via Spunky Daisies.)
Bad enough that we get email and IM spam; now our blogs have to worry about comment spam. I would no more buy products from a spammer than I would buy food from a grocery aisle sampler who insists on violently stuffing my mouth with truckloads of crackers and cheese against my will. The eminently [...]
The iBook is here! It doesn’t work. Defective power adapter and/or power supply; the thing doesn’t even start up. Warranty time. Now I’m cranky and peevish.
Crane and contrail form a synchronicitous trigon. Photo taken with an Aiptek Mini Pencam 1.3MP.
Closeup of stacked chairs, MICA Bunting Center cafe. Photo taken with an Aiptek Mini Pencam 1.3MP.