Le tee hee

typed for your pleasure on 30 November 2006, at 11.17 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Drums on fire’ by Broadcast

Finally, the answer to a question I ask myself daily!

Which French New Wave Actress are you?


You are Mireille Darc. Sensitive,
impatient, yet thoughtful.

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I’ve never seen her in anything outside of Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend, but that’s quite alright, as I love Weekend

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Truly, a device created to incinerate mens’ minds

typed for your pleasure on 29 November 2006, at 11.30 pm

Sdtrk: some ghastly ambient noise

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INSIGHTS TO SOLVING THIS THING AT ALL? COS I SWEAR TO CHRIST, IT’S DOING MY HEAD IN.

http://dagobah.biz/flash/DarkRoom.swf

The only one I’ve been able to suss is blue. That’s the only one I’ve been able to suss, and that took half an hour.
I get the impression that once someone kens how to solve that puzzle, a singularity will immediately open right there, right in the poor bastard’s lap, swallowing Everything into its endless void. But y’know, I’m okay with that

EDIT (11.47 pm): Just got yellow. Take that, you Cenobite shits
EDIT (12.16 am): Just got purple. PROTIP: Grab a pen and paper, cos you’ll need to take notes. You think I’m joking?

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Absolute philistines, the lot of them

typed for your pleasure on 28 November 2006, at 12.35 pm

Sdtrk: ‘It’s all forgotten now’ by The caretaker

Heh. Just read this charming, heartfelt missive from the generous and open-minded souls at YouTube:

from: YouTube Service
to: pulsedemon [at] gmail [dot] com
date: Nov 28, 2006 12:21 AM
subject: Video Rejected: Inappropriate

YouTube

After being flagged by members of the YouTube community and reviewed by YouTube staff, your video “A.I.Doll flexibility 005” has been rejected due to its inappropriate nature. This is the second video removal for your account—if you receive one more, your account will be permanently disabled and all of your previously uploaded videos will be taken down.

Please refer to our Terms of Use and the Community Guidelines for more information on what video material is not permitted on YouTube.

— The YouTube Team

Copyright © 2006 YouTube, Inc.

*lengthy seething pause*
A bloke named Lorsch commented the other day on one of my videos, and it was a breath of fresh air.

What kind of (probably american-english speaking) idiot marked this video as “inappropiate”? There´s absolutely nothing to be seen. There are thousands of vids of crushing bones, cruelty and war at you tube. But as it refers to a plastic vagina, that probably has anybody killed yet, you weird puritan americans get completely nutty. Post from a german, where tits and vaginas can be seen on televesion nearly everyday.

I responded with

Nice to see another sensible response. 🙂

Unfortunately, that’s how it is over here in the States. The few Americans left that aren’t scared into blind puritanism have to put up with the millions that are. Because of that, I’ve had a couple of videos marked as ‘inappropriate’. It’s ridiculous, and more than a little frustrating.

To which he responded with

Up to the late eighties or early nineties, the US were regarded as a really cool, open, free and liberally minded people.Time went by and it seems to an outsider (never visited your country)that the country that´s proclaiming freedom and liberty like no other, has invented it´s own ways to limitate itself.I appreciate your point of view and please,please never lose your ability to see the relations/dimensions of things.

Well said Lorsch, well said.
So more than likely, my videos probably won’t be up much longer, so you’d be advised to go view them now, before they ‘mysteriously’ disappear.
Anyone out there know of any similar videohosting sites? Preferably based in Europe?

EDIT (2.50 pm): Just found one that looks promising. Although further investigation is required, I seem to have the lock on a certain subject commodity — i.e, Synthetiks

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24 hour Tristram Shandy

typed for your pleasure on 28 November 2006, at 12.07 pm

Sdtrk: ‘theme from “daisies”‘ by lollipoptrain

I was chuffed. Despite the fact that I’d been without Internet access for like a day and a half, due to a cheque supposedly not being received by the slack-jawed cunts at SBC Yahoo!, I awakened this morning and typed up a dream that I’d had, and was going to post it, in the hopes of breaking the Curse of Not Having Anything to Write that I’ve been going through lately. I’d typed it out on the Memo section of my smartphone’s desktop software — it was a fairly odd dream, wherein I was hanging round Hooky of Joy division/New order, as well as John Simm — but in my drowsiness, I must’ve clicked Cancel instead of OK, deleting my efforts. For fuck’s sake.
Personally, I place the blame for that dream’s content squarely upon the shoulders of film director Michael Winterbottom. I’d downloaded ‘Tristram Shandy: A cock and bull story‘ yesterday — for evaluation purposes only, mind; immediately after viewing, I’d bought a copy on eBay — and you can tie the lot of it into his oevure, as in his film ’24 hour party people’, John Simm played New order’s Bernard Sumner; also, it features Shirley Henderson, who played Tony Wilson’s first wife in ’24 hour party people’.

It’s a very arch, self-referencing, and funny fillum. Not only does it have Dylan Moran from Black books, it’s got that wee gorgeous Shirley Henderson, who I’ve been utterly in love with since ’24 hour party people’, as she is blessed with the sexiest speaking voice in Christendom. But one of the many aspects that had me laughing like a drain is that Steve Coogan plays, as stated, Tristram Shandy. He also plays Tristram’s father Walter. He also plays ‘Steve Coogan’, as the film is a film about making a film version of the book Tristram Shandy, starring Steve Coogan as ‘Steve Coogan’ as Tristram Shandy. Later on, the actual former head of Factory records, Tony Wilson, interviews ‘Steve Coogan’, which is ace, as in ’24 hour party people’, Steve Coogan played Tony Wilson. GAH SO META BRAIN BURNING
It’s a grand film! Go rent it!

So, what have we learned?
+ When Kokoro Co. Ltd. comes to me wanting to build a Gynoid version of Sidore, and they ask me how her voice should sound, I will immediately produce a copy of ’24 hour party people’ and request that she sound exactly like Shirley Henderson
+ Never before in my life have I typed the words ’24 hour party people’, Steve Coogan, or Tristram Shandy as much as I have in this post
+ Always write your dreams down on paper
+ SBC Yahoo! are blithering twats

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On outbursts / In the style of the White Rabbit

typed for your pleasure on 23 November 2006, at 2.22 pm

Sdtrk: ‘A girlfriend is…’ by Vena cava

Unfortunately, despite the fact that we’ve got a month until Festivus, it’s pretty much been cancelled this year, on account of Michael Richards acting like a complete fucking twat. Now, I’ve seen the video of him ranting onstage, and followed that up with his apology on Letterman, and I’m still trying to assess it all.
Stand-up comedians get heckled all of the time; it’s part and parcel of the trade. Richards has been in that business for a long time, and I’m certain that he knows there’s a professional way to handle hecklers, and then there’s the other way, which is to let them get to you. You could say ‘yeah, he lost his rag, but people who get angry say a lot of things they don’t necessarily mean in the heat of the moment,’ and I would agree. But he didn’t stop with a sentence — he just went on and on with it, to a disturbing degree. To me, that indicates that he wasn’t just going for the shock value, this was a nerve that obviously got touched, and he was off shouting things that might well have been inside him for quite a while.
Me? I hate plenty of people. Tons. Do I hate them because of their skin colour or race? No, I despise them because of how they behave. And ultimately, that’s how Richards should’ve conducted it. If they were making a ruckus, well hey — that, as they say, is showbiz. But the shit that he’d said isn’t stuff that you just say off the cuff. He shouldn’t have said it. He honestly shouldn’t have been thinking it, but you can’t control how people think. Unfortunately.

A lot of people remarked that after this, his career has been effectively shot in the face, but unfortunately, Mel Gibson is still working; more than likely, with his best pals, the Jews.* However, Gibson probably has more money than Richards — as he told his arresting officer, he owns Malibu — so there’s that to consider.

Then there was his apology on Letterman. Before I’d seen it, I was quite sceptical, as I just saw it as him really trying to cover his ass after the fact. In day-to-day affairs, I’m much more of a cynical individual, and personally, I think most people are lying much more often than they tell the truth. But watching the apology segment from start to finish, he does appear somewhat sincere — he’s realised he’s made a grand mistake, and seems penitent about it. He was visibly getting frustrated at points, mainly cos Letterman’s audience was at points laughing… I don’t know if they thought he was making some misplaced attempt at humour, or if they were laughing cos they simply didn’t know how to react.
I guess if Richards is genuinely honest about wanting to make amends, we’ll see how he goes about it in the next couple of weeks. I did notice one thing, though; his apology was a general one to everyone present that eve, and to ‘Afro-Americans’ *coughshockinglyoutdatedcough* everywhere, but he didn’t really specifically say he was sorry to the two hecklers.

It’s occurred to me that I’ve talked more about mainstream media with this single post, than I ever have in the entirety of ‘Shouting etc etc’, which means that this was almost a waste of a post. But I’ve loved ‘Seinfeld’ for years, and it could be argued that the only reason that I’m writing this is that it’s due to a performer that I enjoyed, making horrible remarks that affect me on an obvious level.

So! Onto other news: I dreamt last night that I had taken a nap for an hour, cos I had to go to class later that eve, in order to turn in my final paper. But when I awakened (in the dream; yes, it’s rather meta), it was still sunny out, but I knew that I had overslept by several hours. I’d attempted to check what time it was, but my alarm clock and my watch both read 7.77. Well, my watch read 7.77, and the clock was 7.73. Understandably, I was panicking cos I had no idea what the hell time it really was…
As an aside, you notice there’s no speaking clock anymore? I don’t know when they finally got rid of it, but you can no longer dial (area code) 555.1212, and hear the Robot Lady announce, with unerring precision, what time it was. Or is. If they fired her, at the very least, I hope she has a decent job now.

‘Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes’
— Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

And speaking of automata and mainsprings, new YouTube videos are up, cos it’s that time again (pun not intended). Happy 23rd, and Happy Cholera Blankets Day! Go listen to the new Ricky Gervais podcast!

*Don’t get me wrong; in Mad Max, he was a badass, but then he started crapping on about that stupid religious cult he’s in, and therefore lost all respect from me, as well as anyone else with a functioning brain in their head

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The Old Writing Draught of 1806

typed for your pleasure on 20 November 2006, at 1.54 am

Sdtrk: ‘For o, for o, the hobby-horse is forgot’ by Harrison Birtwistle

I have to apologise for the deafening silence (ho ho ho) recently, as I’m trying to get used to my new work schedule. It’s bizarre; we work evenings on Monday and Tuesday, and mornings Wednesday through Friday. Having no consistent time which I’m supposed to set my alarm is an awfully pointless exercise. Who’s to blame for this??
Also, I’m kinda in a writing slump, as evidenced by the poor showing since the 5th of the month; and no, I don’t rate the last two posts at all, as they are (in order) a linkdump and a YouTube video. I don’t feel entirely bad, as quaisi is in the midst of a null-writing period right now as well, but still.

To be honest, I’ve been distracted lately by the fruits of INTERNET PIRATES. Over the course of the past week and a half, I’ve watched all six eps of Aim for the top! 2 and all five episodes of Battle fairy Yukikaze. Being a big fan of the original ‘Aim for the top! Gunbuster’, I’d resisted seeing Diebuster for a while, as the FLCL-style character designs seemed incongruous, but after watching it with an open mind (HINT: technically, it’s not a sequel to Gunbuster), it was rather fab in the end equation. Yukikaze, on the other hand, had some astounding aerial combat scenes, but man, the homoerotic tension between Rei and James was ridiculous. Heh; on 4chan‘s /m/echa board, they call it ‘Brokeback Airforce’, and rightly so. And then I picked up Burger King’s Sneak King and Pocketbike racing today. Yes. Eminently entertaining!
Then I considered throwing in the towel and switching ‘Shouting etc etc’ over to Blogger Beta cos its categories capabilities is filling my pants with joy, but apparently there’s been some conflicts with HaloScan interacting rudely with it, and obviously, I don’t want to lose all of your lunatic lovely comments. Plus, as SafeTinspector pointed out, as far as Blogger Beta goes… well, let’s just say that it’s called Blogger Beta for a reason.

So, this brings us to here, wherever ‘here’ is, exactly. I’ll knuckle down this week and handcraft something worth reading, as sure as my name is Hans Christian Andersen*

*N.B.: not actually my name

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typed for your pleasure on 13 November 2006, at 12.37 pm

Sdtrk: see below

Looks like I’m in another one of those gaps between writing, it seems. Not only that, I begin my new job today — more fundraising-over-the-phone shite, but this has more hours and it pays better — so in the meantime, here’s a video by one of my favourite bands, The Jesus and Mary chain, with a song that gets played all too often when I’m demolishing my opponents at high-speed in ‘Burnout: Revenge‘. Enjoy!

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