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- Why do Fairgoers Love German Cake?
Having a creepy dream. There's a small room one
can walk into, with someone outside keeping track of visitors
on a ledger. Strange black and chrome Geiger-like designs adorn
the room. There's one chair you can sit in to contemplate questions
or problems, and the room will answer. Things in the room shift
and change appearance when I enter. A small post begins to transform
into a robot or a guard, facing the chair.
(sigh-lann'-throp-ee) n. the doctrine that
Jesus was merely a human being. from Greek psilo mere;
bare + anthro man.
- Waking Life :)
That movie Slacker
is much more interesting
We Were Promised
"I loved your novel the Empty City (loved is an understatement).
I think that the Empty City would make a great movie. It has
all the captivating elements that great movies have -- love,
fantasy, imagination, drama, etc. I am asking you for permission
to let me write a screenplay for an Empty City movie. At first
you may think this idea is crazy, like I did, but after you think
about it, you will probably realize that it is a really good
idea. Just think about it." -- email from
||Waiting for Spring
snow is slowly melting away, and as it does, it seeps into our
basement and makes the carpets soggy in the hall outside the
downstairs bathroom. As the snow melts, Alison shovels what remains
of it back onto clear sections of the yard, trying to convince
the starting-to-grow flowers that it's still the midst of winter
(while also trying to spread out the huge snow pile so that it
melts faster). Everyone has a cold, or is getting over one. One
day it's warm, the next is cold again. Spring is coming... we
can feel it. But winter lingers.
Inside, life continues at the usual pace. We're still catching
up after Toy Fair (I have yet
to unpack the van) but already we're getting ready for our next
big event, the Gama Trade Show. Meanwhile, we're switching over
to cable modem, a process that has left our network only semi-functional
all week. We're starting to get used to having our new employee
all the time, and she's already been a great help. Work continues
on our many projects... for specific details, check out the newly
on the Stove report.
Lastly, here's a bit of exciting news: next month, radio stations
all over the country will be featuring our card games as call-in
giveaways! This means that wacky morning DJs at over 300 stations
will soon be talking up our games as they offer them, one by
one, as prizes for their listeners who call in! We're taking
part in a promotional program called "Contest in a Can",
which distributes cool stuff from various companies to a network
of radio stations in need of neat stuff to give away as part
of call-in contests. More on that campaign as it unfolds!
a great week!
||"Extroverts are easy for introverts
to understand, because extroverts spend so much of their time
working out who they are in voluble, and frequently inescapable,
interaction with other people. They are as inscrutable as puppy
dogs. But the street does not run both ways. Extroverts have
little or no grasp of introversion. They assume that company,
especially their own, is always welcome. They cannot imagine
why someone would need to be alone; indeed, they often take umbrage
at the suggestion." -- Jonathan Rauch, "Caring
for Your Introvert: The habits and needs of a little-understood
||"This is really an argument between two
kinds of prayer--vertical and horizontal. I don't have the slightest
problem with vertical prayer. It is horizontal prayer that frightens
me. Vertical prayer is private, directed upward toward heaven.
It need not be spoken aloud, because God is a spirit and has
no ears. Horizontal prayer must always be audible, because its
purpose is not to be heard by God, but to be heard by fellow
men standing within earshot." -- Roger Ebert,
Prayer Fanatics Borrow Page From Enemy's Script"
another quarter in your pocket." -- post-game message
displayed by a rare videogame called Starship
1 (I've been looking in old arcades for this
game since the late 70s and only this week discovered what the
actual name of the game was (which of course then allowed me
to find webpages about it))