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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
5:28 pm
Cronan Thompson Memorial Day... and stickers!
This coming Sunday, November 1, is an auspicious occasion for those who knew Cronan Thompson, either in real life or online. It will mark the tenth anniversary of his untimely death, at the age of 19, from lymphoma cancer.

For those who did not know him or have never heard of him, I suggest that you click on the above link. Cronan was a close friend of mine, but he was also a near-legendary figure online, in the days when the Web was young and Usenet still reigned. He was a talented writer with a razor-sharp wit, and I still enjoy reading his stories and rants.

Anyway, I was hoping to unleash some sort of massive troll to celebrate his life and times, but we couldn't come up with anything in time. So, I decided that the least I could do for his online comrades was give away some spiffy stickers. They look like this:

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The stickers are 2.75" square vinyl. I just ordered them today, so it may be a couple weeks before I can send them out; but I can attest to their quality. I've used this company before.

If you want some, e-mail me (my address is in my profile) with your snail mail address and I'll send you a few, free.
Monday, July 13th, 2009
4:07 pm
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ducttapeavenger: I dreamed that Gracie was a turtle last night. It was really weird.
ducttapeavenger: She was an orange, furry turtle. With a cat's head.
vivvianne1: hahahaha. That is funny.
ducttapeavenger: And she would lie back on her shell to get petted.
ducttapeavenger: She lived on a ranch with Clint Eastwood.
vivvianne1: oooohkay then o.O
ducttapeavenger: I so rarely remember my dreams, but when I do, hooo boy.

Current Mood: amused
Friday, July 3rd, 2009
10:24 am
Luther v. Gore

Carbon credits: the modern-day indulgences? Discuss.

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
10:14 pm
I use my bookmarks toolbar a lot, and one of the bookmarks I go to a lot is Google Reader. For some reason, every so often, the icon that represents Reader will spontaneously change. When this happens, it always changes to the icon from Overcompensating, one of the webcomics I read (mostly via Reader).

I think it mainly happens when I click through to OC's website through an RSS post, and it resets to normal next time I open Firefox. But it never happens with any other icon or feed.

~shrugs~ Kinda weird. What's up with that?
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
1:38 pm
Well then.
Apparently I have been banned from cat_macros.
Monday, May 18th, 2009
8:02 pm
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
8:06 pm
Someday I'll post a real update

That's vivvianne1's cat, Gracie.

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Current Mood: silly
Sunday, April 5th, 2009
1:56 pm
Monday, March 2nd, 2009
11:24 am
We named him Beowulf.

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, February 28th, 2009
7:57 am
Best e-mail evar!
I got this e-mail a couple weeks ago and still don't know what to think. No idea who this guy is, how he found me or why he thought I was the one.

from	Stephen Maddox <stephen_d_maddox@xxxxx.xxx>
to	ducttapeavenger@xxxxx.xxx
cc	Victor Infante <victor@xxxxx.xxx>
subject	transferring of the soul
dear DT Avenger,
you understand. andy kaufman transferred his soul to nathan mccoy 
and nathan mccoy's to the body of andy kaufman. you understand. i 
know you do. victor knows as well. he wrote about it in his book that 
i read this morning in a carl's jr.

Now I wish I had included Andy Kaufman in my Elvis and Tupac story.

Current Mood: basking in the crazy
Monday, February 23rd, 2009
6:58 pm
The Plot Thickens
Poll #1354401 The Plot Thickens

What is the funniest word to replace "thickens" with in the above sentence?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
1:03 pm
Awesome superhero idea
I got this great idea for a superhero this morning! Steal my idea and I'll sue your pants off!!

Morgan Manley is the CEO of a major American financial corporation. During the economic crisis, he literally loses an arm in the stock market (turns out some of his creditors were tied in with the mob). After the incident, he discovers his latent telekinetic abilities, made manifest in his phantom limb (a la Larry Niven's Gil "The Arm" Hamilton). By day, he helms his company through its recovery; by night, he fights crime as Captain of Industry, knocking out evildoers with his invisible hand. (ba-dum-ching)

Can the world accept a CEO superhero in these trying times? Perhaps he had a Tony Stark-esque awakening. (FYI, everything I know about comic books I learned from the movie versions.)

Current Mood: creative
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
8:29 pm
And sometimes, you can still hear him meow.....

Found this photo while flipping through my Flickr archives.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
1:47 pm
Now this is comedy!

The only thing that could make this whole Blagojevich/Burris ordeal more fun to watch is if Cronan was around to write about it.

8:05 am
No, I couldn't let it go.
Hey folks, help techempage and me resolve a friendly debate we've been having. We're trying to determine which is the proper spelling of the contraction of "you all."

It is not necessarily the grammatically correct spelling that we are seeking (which is quite obviously "y'all"). What we want is the generally accepted common usage, that which you use and/or see others use most often.

This poll is closed.

Which is the proper spelling?


EDIT: Thanks everybody! I win!

Current Mood: curious
Monday, December 29th, 2008
7:51 pm
Move over, duct tape.
Items that I own which are now operated with needle-nose pliers:

1. A clothes drier.
2. A car.

Current Mood: annoyed
3:43 am
Why hello, 4 AM. We meet again.

This is why I don't take vacations very often. I waste most of it by sleeping until noon or close to it; and then, when it's time to go back to work, my sleep schedule is completely frelled.

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
7:03 pm
Really, who uses the phone book anymore?

Is there a way to opt out of receiving a phone book? We don't even have a land line.

Friday, December 12th, 2008
12:08 am
The power of the internet
This evening, on the way home, I was in the grocery store minding my own business when I got a text message from one of the Twitter feeds I follow (Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content fame). The tweet linked to an LJ post by super_donkey, whose cat, Dooey, was suffering a particularly nasty infection and needed a $900 procedure he couldn't afford.

In order to save Dooey, his only option was to sign him over to the vet, who would eat the cost of the procedure and put him up for adoption by someone else. He reluctantly agreed to this, but he would be able to keep Dooey if he could pony up the funds by next Tuesday. I had never heard of super_donkey before today, but he is apparently an artist/cartoonist, and decided to try to raise the money by selling off some artworks he had made and commissioning some future works. A "donate" button was added as an afterthought, on someone else's suggestion.

Having recently lost Banno, I have a pretty fresh memory of how tough it is to lose a pet. Even if Dooey were saved only to be given/sold to someone else, I imagine it wouldn't be much easier. It sure as hell beats putting him to sleep, but the whole situation sucks for both parties.

I checked out some of the art he was selling when I got home, and wasn't sure that it was my thing, but decided to donate a few bucks once things settled down for the night. When I went back to find his post, however, he had already posted an update saying that the entire sum had been raised, in a matter of a couple of hours.

There were some pretty heavy hitters who helped him out. Both Jacques and Diesel Sweeties' R. Stevens tweeted about it, as well as a lot of other people on LiveJournal, Twitter and who knows where else. super_donkey was amazed, and I must admit that I was also, particularly regarding the speed that it all went down. Still, even without the attention of "internet famous" people, I don't doubt that he would have raised it before the cutoff. The internet is like that. I've had some experience like this myself, during the Cronan Thompson Memorial Book Drive some years back.

This internet thing of ours never ceases to amaze me, in spite of it all.

Current Mood: impressed
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
10:28 pm
Posted without comment

Current Mood: silly
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