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|Thursday, December 13th, 2007|
|Saturday, November 24th, 2007|
|The Great Happiness Space
Ed and I watched a documentary last night called 'The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief'. This doc focuses on the Host clubs in Japan, specifically Cafe Rakkyo. The hosts are good-looking male twenty-something hipsters who claim they "sell dreams" to women. Basically, it boils down to women coming in and paying for drinks, attention and companionship, not sex (and boy do they pay). The focus of the documentary is on one man in particular named Issei, who is the owner of the host club. Throughout the doc he has about 7 different 'regulars' who have been coming to see him for years throwing their money at him, they basically work and give him their money, hoping that it will buy his undying love. The heartbreaking part of it all is the fact that most of the women who are frequenting this club in particular happen to be fuzoku's (prostitutes), and they freely admit to working in the industry to make enough money to go to the host club.
In one particular scene on of Issei's girls was having a Champagne Call, which is basically when the woman buys a $350-$600 bottle of champagne and gets all the hosts attention. The host and the woman drink the entire bottle of champagne together, then comes the manipulation to spend more money on another bottle of champagne, which inevitably she does... I think in the end she bought 5 bottles. These women are spending thousands each night that they come there. Issei claims that on average the minimum he makes is 30,000-40,000 dollars a month. Minimum!
The thing about the women who go to these clubs is that they are not naive. They know they are being manipulated and lied to but they keep going to the club, they say it's because the hosts don't judge them or make them feel bad for what they do for a living, and that the host can relate. However, most of them are doing what they do (prostitution) to keep going to the host clubs... It's a vicious cycle.
Great documentary. Watch it if you get the chance.http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x242y8_the-great-happiness-space-trailer_dating
|Tuesday, November 20th, 2007|
Got 2 offers for the hospital. Both positions are fulltime days. One is on Neuro/Ortho and the other is on an Oncology unit. Now which one do I choose?
|Friday, November 9th, 2007|
I have a job interview next Friday at Home Hospital.
I am nervous. I hate interviews.
|Thursday, October 18th, 2007|
|Monday, August 13th, 2007|
|Tuesday, July 31st, 2007|
|How can you ever repay the last thirty seconds you have stolen from my life?
Tuesday Random Ten: School's Out Edition1. Pop Will Eat Itself-
Inject me2. Faith No More-
Just a man3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club-
Need some air4. Soundgarden-
Jesus Christ Pose5. John C. Reilly & Mark Wahlberg-
Feel the Heat6. Outkast-
Liberation7. The Rapture-
Sound8. Creedence Clearwater Revival-
Get Down Woman9. Nirvana-
Stay Away10. Ladytron-
DiscotraxxBonus Track: U2-
Sometime you can't make it on
|Sunday, July 29th, 2007|
|Best Lawsuit ever. He is also suing Michael Vick.
This has to be the best lawsuit ever filed. Read the defendant list.... fucking awesome.
Jonathan Lee Riches. According to a 2004 Houston Chronicle article, the current resident of the Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg in Salters,
S.C., pleaded guilty to his involvement in an identity theft/credit card fraud ring.
On March 9, Riches filed a prisoner civil rights suit (2:06-cv-01055-LP) in Philadelphia's U.S. District Court complete with a 57-page defendant list crammed with luminaries both living (President Bush, Grace Jones) and dead (George Orwell, Malcolm X), as well as nonentities like the Magna Carta, www.accuweather.com and Skittles candy (see list below). It's a magnificent, flowing piece of free-association blame-core.
A source at the court tells us that this sort of filing comes along every once in a while and that it's likely it will be thrown out long before it goes to trial.
Which is a shame. We'd really like to see these people in town pleading their cases.
Selected defendants in the case of Riches v. Bush et al.
George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, James Hoffa, www.google.com, Pope Benedict XVI, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, John Deere, www.accuweather.com, Adolf Hitler's National Socialist Party, Roc-A-Fella Records, Shawn Carter (doing business at Jay-Z), Japan's Nikkei Stock Exchange, Gambino (crime family), Three Mile Island, Tony Danza, Islamic Republic of Iran, University of Miami, GEICO Insurance, Jewish State of Israel, Soledad O'Brien, Tsunami victims, The American Red Cross, Jessica Alba, Charles Moose, al-Qaida Islamic Arm,Fruit of A-Loom [sic], Outback Steakhouse, Donald J. Trump, Chris Berman, Shawn John Combs (doing business as Puff Daddy, doing business as Mr. Ditty [sic]), Vincent K. McMahon, Meals on Wheels, Saddam Hussein, Jewish workers at NBC/Universal, Elizabeth Smart, The Panama Canal Commission, Kelly Clarkston [sic], 13 tribes of Israel, Plato, Lincoln Memorial, Boris Becker, Various Buddhist monks, Christina Applegate, Jewish Mossad, National Vanguard Books, Mein Kampf, Venus Williams, Medieval Times, Denny's, Brotherhood of the Snake, Larry King, Larry King Live 9 p.m., Rastafarian natives, National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Ulluminati [sic], Wu-Tang Clan, Wu Wear Inc., Nordic gods, The Da Vinci Code, Sears Tower, Mike Tyson, Native American Fish Society, Green Bay's Lambeau Field, Pizza Hut, Ming Dynasty, Barry Bonds, Gangs in Hong Kong, Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, National Hockey League Players' Association, Philadelphia Eagles (2005 roster, including Donovan McNabb), The Waffle House …
It just goes on like this. We're working around the clock to bring you the entire defendant list which you can read at www.citypaper.net.
|Monday, July 2nd, 2007|
|Once again your ratted hair is preventing another student's geometry education.
Monday Random Ten: Avoiding schoolwork edition
2. Dinosaur Jr.-
Breastfeeding Jim J. Bullock's Toenail collection
4. Icon of Coil-
6. Iron Maiden-
2 Minutes to Midnight
7. Public Enemy-
She watch Channel Zero?!
8. The Pixies-
New Year's DayBonus track:Fear of Pop-
|Monday, June 18th, 2007|
|I've been slowly cutting off my toe with a nail file and I have no idea why.
Go to your iPod library and hit shuffle list the first ten songs that play.
I will be stealing Lauren's Friday Random 10 editions.... the only difference is, I will do the random 10 whenever I feel like it.
Monday Random Ten: First time edition
1. Front 242
- Religion 7" mix
2. Electric Six
- Gay Bar
- Metal Heart
4. Iggy Pop
- Drink New Blood
5. Smashing Pumpkins
- 1979 (Cement Mix)
- Beat Box City (Parts 1 & 2)
- Forever (darkness pulls me under)
8. Kool Keith
- Plastic World
- Megahurtz (mindFIELD Aurora mix)
10. At the Drive-In
- A devil amoung tailors
- Hit the fan
|Monday, May 14th, 2007|
|Now you know what we are, now you know what you are.
Kiefer Sutherland is bad-ass. After recently watching the documentary 'I Trust you to Kill Me' (btw, you should see it, Rocco Delucca and the Burden are not bad), my interest in Kiefer Sutherland was renewed. I forgot how awesome he was and still is. So of course I had to go back and re-watch 'Lost Boys' and 'Stand by Me'. If it's been awhile since you have seen these movies, or if you have never seen them (shame on you!), then go watch them. I mean consider how long it's been since you have seen Corey Haim's bad wardrobe, muscle man lubed with oil with a saxophone singing 'I still believe', or Kiefer's mullet... must I go on?
Look at that hairdo....
|Thursday, May 3rd, 2007|
|Abstract expressionism is so mid-to-late eighties.
I FUCKING PASSED MY MED-SURG SEMESTER!!!
I have 2 weeks of freedom until the semester from hell begins. I will officially be dropping off the face of the earth for 10 weeks, so if you thought you never heard from me before.....
|Wednesday, April 18th, 2007|
|I'm gonna make you wipe
Peaches did a cover 'My Humps' called 'My Dumps'. She was so inspired by the Alanis version, she re-recorded it 'Alanis style' and made a video. Gotta love Peaches
|Sunday, April 8th, 2007|
|Wednesday, April 4th, 2007|
|And a slothful child shall lead them
TERRE HAUTE — You’ve probably noticed new Indiana license plates with the words “In God we trust” on them popping up all over.
Since the new “In God we trust” plates became available Jan. 1, nearly 400,000 have been requested and issued around Indiana, said Greg Cook, communications director for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. That means more than one in four vehicles eligible for the new plates have received one, Cook said.
A new state law that passed overwhelmingly in the Indiana General Assembly last year called on the BMV to issue the new plates beginning this year and to make them available to passenger vehicles, trucks with a gross weight of 11,000 pounds or less and recreational vehicles.
The law, authored by Rep. Woody Burton, R-Greenwood, also requires that the “In God we trust” plates be offered to Hoosier motorists at no additional charge compared with the standard Indiana plate.
In fact, the BMV is absorbing a cost of $3.69 for each plate ordered, according to a report in the Gary Post-Tribune.
The money needed to cover the cost is coming out of the Indiana Highway Fund, Cook said.
“It’s more of an alternative standard plate,” Cook said.
Indiana presently offers a number of “specialty” license plates, featuring college and university logos, “Kids First” and other slogans. The cost for those plates run between $15-25, Cook said. The most popular specialty plates are the Hoosier environmental plate, the Indiana University plate, the “Hoosier Veterans” plate and the “Kids First” plate, he said.
The “In God We Trust” plates have been fairly popular in Terre Haute, according to BMV figures. Just fewer than 6,000 such plates had been issued at the Terre Haute BMV branch as of last Saturday, Cook said. That makes Terre Haute’s BMV branch 11th in the state for issuing the new plate, he said.
The Indiana BMV branch that has issued the greatest number of “In God we trust” plates is in New Haven, near Fort Wayne. The second is in Beech Grove outside of Indianapolis and third is the Kokomo BMV branch, said Julie Fletcher, a BMV spokeswoman.
Other states, including Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Louisiana offer plates reading “In God We Trust;” however, most of these plates include additional fees that are applied to specific charitable causes.
** It's nice to know that instead of fixing our roads our tax money is going towards a religious declaration. Sometimes Indiana just fucking sucks.
|Monday, April 2nd, 2007|
|Saturday, March 31st, 2007|
|Wolfman's got nards.
Tight rolled jeans, Penny loafers, white socks, and a leather jacket. You can see why a 10-year old girl could love Ryan Lambert.
|The Disney Channel in the 80's
Okay Neverending and Goonies R good enough by freakin Kids Incoporated. I was so in love with Ryan Lambert when I was 10 years old. He couldn't even really sing.