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+------------[Limping by without water or wine - 05/23/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Ehhhhh?  Warning, today is useless-er -- err, more useless  |
 than usual.                                                 |
                                                             |
                      [Are you still listening, Cowboy Dan?]-=--
                                                             |
 Yes, this new Modest Mouse record is going to own everyone  |
 upon release.  I didn't know it was Deck from Red Red Meat  |
 at  the boards, but he really did a  quality job capturing  |
 this  massive trio.   The  album  is  a  full  experience,  |
 intended  for listening in  order  in  one  sitting.   The  |
 closer, "What People are Made Of", frightens me.            |
                                                             |
 What why is who life?                                       |
                                                             |
 Gravity's Rainbow  [frames] is  certainly not affecting my  |  left work
 thought  patterns.   Nup!   Impossible.   Can't  be.   Not  |  home left
 happening to this here fwweellaza.                          |  home work
                                                             |
 That Brian Deck comment  reminds me,  I have some  Red Red  |
 Meat with me today.  Yay!                                   |
                                                             |
                             /--/----------------[Verwehlen]-=--
                                                             |
 Ostrich meat -- it's better than beef!                      |  chewy, dry,
                                                             |  and
 Had me an ostrich burger down the block last week.  It was  |  stringy
 odd.   Every time I think about it, I picture climbing off  |  like
 the mount in Joust and chowing down.  Rarrr.                |  squirrels
                                                             |
                                                             |
+--------------------------------[Kill your memes, meta-kid]-=--
                                                             |
 Kllyrblg: 22% - I'm off to hang myself now.                 |
                                                             |
 [Just kidding, cripes... I'm fine... *sob*]                 |  heh heh
                                                             |
 Oddly, this latest in  the batch of  useless tests is done  |
 by G Freeman of the oh so Virulent Memes.  VM was the  log  |
 that forced  me  to  start.   Glad to see the  return, but  |
 please; no more tests.  Well, okay.                         |
                                                             |
 A unique voice gathers no moss, or some such.               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "Wenn man lange genug an einem Ding herumpfuscht,           |  einmal
  wird es brechen."                                          |
                     - Murphy's Gesetze                      |
                                                             |
+-----------------------------[...yes indeedy, thanks petey]-=--



+-----------------------[Resurrected from bits - 05/22/2000]-=--
                                                             |
 Not nearly  enough time.  Stayed up late late late playing  |  lost time
 sheepshead, very much a native Wisconsin card game.  Well,  |  lost money
 actually it  was Schafkopf  in the  eighteenth century  in  |  lost
 Deutschland.                                                |
                                                             |
 "The game was developed  by peasants who  were fed up with  |
 their government and expressed their  discontent by giving  |
 the King card a lower rank.  To this day, Sheepshead has a  |
 very strange order ranking of cards."                       |
                                                             |
                             /--/-------[Before I forget...]-=--
                                                             |
 Seriously, anyone want  to fill  in  the blanks for a  few  |  it will be
 days starting  Thursday?  Elsewise, I shall have to get my  |  fun!
 posting-robot working post-haste.                           |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+------------------------------[The truly engaging archives]-=--
                                                             |
 Notes on the Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921       |  egad
                                                             |
 We have certainly seen  resources  like  this in the past,  |
 but this one is  terrific with  downloadable  video of the  |
 tracks.   Words cannot express my  gratitude to  Judith  @  |
 Calamondin for constantly pointing me in the  direction of  |
 new and interesting things.                                 |
                                                             |
 Hadn't  previously  heard of Mary and  Gretel  with  Motoy  |  scary
 puppets.  Check that rabbit!                                |  seeming
                                                             |  puppetry
                                                             |
+-------------------------[A heart-rending racial statement]-=--
                                                             |
 Leonard Grossman put my search  skills to the  test here.   |
 He points out this First chapter of Strange Fruit - Billie  |
 Holiday, Café Society, and  an  Early Cry for Civil Rights  |
 by David Margolick.  Link to NY Times, "free" registration  |
 required.                                                   |
                                                             |
 Now, what  Leonard  was seeking  was  audio.   Took  me  a  |  tricky try
 while...                                                    |  it yourself
                                                             |
 The publisher's page lists an odd way to listen:  via toll  |
 phone.                                                      |
                                                             |
 The university here in town has a class covering this era:  |
 Music 309.  They've even got  a  bunch  of  sound  clips!   |
 However, access is restricted  since they are "licensed".   |
 What junk.                                                  |
                                                             |
 You'd  think NetRadio would include a sound clip or two on  |
 their Holiday page, but nope.                               |
                                                             |
 Finally, here we are: English 253 at Cal Polytech includes  |  MP3 HERE
 an mp3 of Strange Fruit and  a few  other songs.   Sheesh,  |
 that was quite a search!                                    |
                                                             |
 For  more  information  on  Lady Day,  see  The Unofficial  |
 Billie Holiday site.                                        |
                                                             |
 To track down recordings of the song [including those done  |
 by other folks], see Jazz Vocals Find a Song.               |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/----[Completion of obvious]-=--
                                                             |
 Mature viewers only?  An entity known  only  as Kitsune989  |  I'm all
 emphasized that Leisuretown is  really  exceptional in the  |  caught up
 realm  of  the comic.  Yes yes,  if you have not seen this  |
 twisted  take on twisty  toy  animals... waste  your  life  |
 wandering in the archives.                                  |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/--[Mmm... mighty good soup]-=--
                                                             |
 But anyway, back to last week for subtext, funny headgear,  |
 comics,  crazy sounds, weird  meat, obsessions  with Sigur  |
 Rós, wordplay, more comics, undsoweiter.  Boo!              |
                                                             |
                                                             |
+----------------------------/--/---------------------[MOTD]-=--
                                                             |
 "LOOK-IN' FAWR A NEEDLE IN A HAAAAAY-STACK!                 |
  Sssss--searchinfrasomethin' fulla moon-beams,              |
  (Something) got ta have yoooou!"                           |
                                   - Thomas Pynchon          |
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+----------------------------/--/-------------[Older things]-=--
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 This is the hand/drawn listing.  Full pita listing.         |
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        comp conc: Computers and consciousness               |  /
  mp3 normalizing: Mess with mp3s                            |  /////
    silly queries: How not to find this page                 |  ///
      useless sky: Staring at old links                      |  /
 legos and robots: Designing electrical nonsense             |  /
     grid puzzles: Waste time with boxes + their brethren    |  /
       chip music: Listen to the sound of the FUUUUUTURE     |  /
    lewis carroll: Charles dodgson wrote some happy tales    |  /
     opinionation: How do you do, capitalism?  how do you?   |  ////////
     defunct rock: Eventually all things die                 |  //
      ascii games: To quote salon, @ - you are here          |  /
        voicemail: Automated telephone systems               |  /
    bach and tone: The endlessly rising canon of links       |  /
       eigenspace: Eigen wha?                                |  ///
                                                             |
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+----------------------------/--/--------[Possible tangents]-=--
                                                             |
 Feel free to suggest or help out.                           |
                                                             |
   vinyl stuffing: the long playing past                     |
        WFMU hunt: scavenge a radio site                     |
   sound and fury: chanting and composing in mobs            |
          buddies: personal perception and the net           |
     team battles: the packet wars                           |
          demoart: art disks, ansi conversion, zoomscopes    |
  stupid cartoons: sg, c+c, r+s, brak                        |
          collage: photographic and non-digital              |
                                                             |
                             /--/------------[Side projects]-=--
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     pita wrapper: perl posting app for pitas                |
          bad art: clean up old gallery                      |
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 This is the log of a faceless entity.  I wander around the  |
 web, and point out what are most likely completely useless  |
 things for  you to  visit.   If you know me  in real life,  |
 then you will probably hate this.  Where I have been, what  |
 I learned there, and  what I  plan  to  figure out in  the  |
 future.  Ahh, the healing power of links.                   |
                                                             |
 Technically this  is a "web log".  You  can find many more  |
 of these in the links section, but if none fit your tastes  |
 you can always follow the monkey and get an easily updated  |
 site with Pitas.                                            |
                                                             |
                             /--/---------------[Disclaimer]-=--
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 There are no guarantees.  This site is not affiliated with  |
 anything else  I do.  If you have been linked or mentioned  |
 and  would like to be  removed,  just  let me know.   Stop  |
 looking at me like that.                                    |
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                             /--/------------------[Contact]-=--
                                                             |
 D Fitch dgfitch@yahoo.com ICQ:363803 AOL:dguyfitch          |
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