Archive for April, 2006

Let ‘er jip!

I never realized until I tried to write it today, that jipped (as in- I got ripped off or missed an opportunity) is not an actual word. I kept typing it and it just looked wrong, and Microsoft was affirming this. It is a word I hear (and use) in speech, but do not see in writing. While Merriam-Webster may not acknowledge this red headed step child of the English language, Urban Dictionary does and that is enough for me.

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Green and blue and music and art… lovely

I am off to Coachella this weekend… should be a good time. Kanye West mysteriously showed up on the schedule although he isn’t listed on the fliers or in the lineup – a pleasant surprise I guess. I will send pics from the phone to the flick account as the weekend progresses. And then I will post better pictures from the real camera when I get home.


Can you plagiarize density… I mean destiny?

I totally read your book like 3 or 4 times in the last couple years, but totally didn’t even realize that it had so many similarities to the book I wrote right after that!
Oh pahleeez…

UPDATE: Borowitz Report had and awesome note on this today…

Elsewhere, when asked how it felt to publish her first novel and then be charged with plagiarism, author Kaavya Viswanathan said, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

UPDATE:Looks like the publisher yanked her deal…


Knit Wit

While my days of constantly wandering through alleyways and train yards in search of the latest pieces may be over (or at least seriously reduced), I still follow what I can of the graffiti world thanks to my friend the Internet. I recently stumbled upon this creative new take on street art. Read all about the Knitta Please crew.


The Great Quake

I got off the BART this morning and was heading to my office when I see a woman standing next to me in period clothing. I did a double take, but didn’t think too much of it, I mean I am in San Francisco. As I got further down the street I was passed by another woman in period clothing. It is 8:00 am for crying out loud, what the hell is going on? Ah yes, today is the 100 year anniversary for the great San Francisco Earthquake and I guess they had folks gathering at Lotta’s fountain for a remembrance.

I have never been in an earthquake and I am fairly confident that will change now that I am here. At least I hope it will.

Update: Looks like the SFist has some better coverage on the event.


(anything but a) Beautiful day in the neighborhood

Looks like another lovely week coming up… last I checked I was living in San Francisco, not Seattle. Bah!

The rain is breaking levees and breaking records but it is also breaking my spirits.


Playa haters

Apparently you won’t find the Bahamas in any of these books. According to Reuters “The Bahamas has banned the gay cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain,” triggering a new controversy over the island chain’s reputation for homophobia.”

I guess they also stripped Miss Teen Bahamas of her title after they discovered she was a lesbian. What a bunch of ass holes. Well, I think I will spend my vacation dollars on less homophbic places such as Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (which is where we will be going at the end of May!).


Paris a Saint? Not in my life time.

I can’t imagine I am the only person who finds it impious that Paris Hilton might be playing Mother Theresa.

British web site Life Style Extra is reporting that Indian director T. Rajeevnath will be taking a trip across the world to try to convince socialite-turned-actress Paris Hilton to star in his feature biopic of the late humanitarian Mother Theresa.

I suppose I am just feeding the hype by posting this, but I am just flabbergasted. I am not even a Christian for crying out loud and I find this blasphemous and just plain wrong.