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  2010.10.11  12.24

Books books books! I have several books sitting out on my back porch that I want to give away to you! They range in condition from Never Unwrapped to Pretty Terrible! Tell me what you want and I’ll mail it to you (or give it to you if you live close by)! This deal won’t last, because I want more room on my back porch!

Pincus, Edward The filmmaker’s handbook (1984 ed.)
Furman, Laura (ed.) The O. Henry prize stories (2007 ed.)
Ignatow, Amy The popularity papers
LeGuin, Ursula A wizard of Earthsea
Hollyn, Norman The film editing room handbook (1999 ed.)
Rabiger, Michael Directing (1997 ed.)
Desai, Kiran The inheritance of loss
Eggars, Dave (ed.) The best American nonrequired reading (2008 ed.)
Ashley, Mike (ed.) The mammoth book of awesome comic fantasy
Ashley, Mike (ed.) The mammoth book of comic fantasy ii
Ashley, Mike (ed.) The mammoth book of comic fantasy
Wilhelm, Anthony Digital nation
Felstiner, Mary Lowenthal To paint her life
Harrell, Sara From the girls in the galaxy
Mattelart, Armand Networking the world 1794-2000
Witt, Barbara Pan-Asian express
Berk, Philip M. Letting the light in
Griffin, Ricky W. Fundamentals of management (2003 ed.)
Davis, Linda H. Onward and upward : a biography of Katharine S. White
Simmons, Lee and Barbara Penny pinching
Irving, John The world according to Garp
Warner, Karen What’s so funny about being Catholic?
Grossman, Lawrence K. The electronic republic
Flagg, Fannie Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Wayne, Stephen J. Is this any way to run a democratic election?
O’Conner, Karen Essentials of American government (2000 ed.)
Rodó, José Enrique Ariel : liberalismo y jacobinismo
Krich, A. M. (ed.) The second ribald reader
Good Housekeeping The new Good Housekeeping cookbook
Clarke, Lindsay Essential Celtic mythology
Miller, Mark Crispin (ed.) Seeing through movies
Coupland, Douglas Life after God
Morris, Dan The savor of the sea
Mitchell, Thornton (ed.) Norton on archives
Holub, Jill A. Zero budget, zero time (1999 ed.)
Anime Reference Guide Anime Reference Guide Vol. 2, No. 1-2
Knaster, Scott Macintosh programming secrets (1988 ed.)
Lengel, James G. The web wizard’s guide to web design (2002 ed.)
Estrella, Steven G. The web wizard’s guide to Javascript (2002 ed.)
Howe, Neil 13th gen
Nix, Janeth Johnson Adventures in Oriental cooking
Jordan, Julie Cabbagetown Cafe cookbook
Salomon, Charlotte Charlotte : life or theater?
Wong S. T. Ting Madame Wong’s long-life Chinese cookbook
Mehran, Marsha Pomegranate soup
Perls, Frederick S. In and out the garbage pail
Relais Gourmands Relais & chateaux (1999 ed.)
Krol, Ed. The whole internet (1994 ed.)
Quart, Alissa Branded
Carloftis, Lucille Favorite recipes from a treasury of country inns & lodges
Ondaatje, Michael Anil’s ghost
Jaco, Charles Dead air
Reichl, Ruth Garlic and sapphires
Gourmet magazine The best of Gourmet (1989 ed.)
New York Times The New York Times directory of the film (1974 ed.)
Limbacher, James L. (ed.) Feature films (1985 ed.)
Rivers, L. Wendell Behavioral objectives for psychology, the hybrid science
Thompson, Enid T. Local history collections
Lawrence, D. H. Women in love
Lawrence, D. H. Sons and lovers
Wayne, Mike Theorising video practice
Winston, Patrick Henry (ed.) Artificial intelligence
Haruf, Kent Plainsong
Harrison, Rosina Rose : my life in service
Daniels, Maygene F. (ed.) A modern archives reader
Duckett, Kenneth W. Modern manuscripts
Karetnikova, Inga How scripts are made
Kerr, Walter The silent clowns


  2010.07.07  11.01
this kind of thing has worked for me before, actually

Leaving this here so that hopefully, through the power of the Internet and Google and Web 2.0 and god knows what else, I can finally find an answer to this thing that's been bugging me for years:

I played a text adventure game on the Apple IIc (Apple //c, Apple ][c) years and years ago that my father probably got off the bbs at work or something. It may or may not have been on the same disk as the text adventure "Planet of the Robots", a text adventure which I was actually able to complete at age 10 or so.

Half-remembered details:

- You started in an airplane
- Upon landing at the airport, you could take a cab to several places: a house I couldn't figure out how to get into without being shot, a desert with a cave system I'd get stuck in, and a few other places I can't remember
- at one point in the game, a character says to you "if you ever need a lift, just say up up and away" but I couldn't figure out anything to do with that
- you could leave the creator a note on the Applesiders board for hints but we didn't have any kind of bbs access at home

1. What was the NAME of this text adventure?
2. how the heck could I actually beat it because I never figured it out


  2010.04.29  20.53


  2010.02.10  23.48

Not only did I just get back from a kickass Residents show, but my dear friends librarybrandy and alexanderdannerwelcomed their sweet little son Julian into the world a couple of hours ago. BEST. BIRTHDAY. EVER!


  2010.01.23  18.08



  2010.01.19  13.19
Writer's Block: Rotten tomatoes

What is the worst movie you've ever seen? Did you sit through it or walk out? What made it so dreadful?

Anyone who answers this and doesn't say "Neverending Story 3" either hasn't seen it or is lying.


  2010.01.04  22.19








  2009.11.21  21.25

here's my idea

a reality show that takes place on a space station where every week the losers get shot off into space

it's a fine consolation prize because who wouldn't want to die in space

anyway that's my idea


  2009.11.05  19.03

I have some wonderful friends. Thanks for thinking of me, you guys :)

don't feel much like talking about it right now, but I'm slowly getting better


  2009.10.29  18.36



  2009.08.26  09.45

Who do you like?!??!?!

eta: Here they are, and they're all under 5'7" this season! Too bad I was too old to try out!! !


  2009.08.03  13.13
Writer's Block: Do Not Open Until 2059

If you were to make a time capsule today to be opened in 50 years, what would you put in it?




  2009.07.26  22.07

New project

Thanks to Alexander for the pile of terrible comics!


  2009.07.13  09.31


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  2009.06.25  21.14
what happened during the Harvard layoffs

I had the remaining three years of my five year project reduced to one year. Not sure if I'll get any kind of severance package after that.

Ryan was laid off and fortunately got a very good severance package.

Don't feel much like talking about it now. We're hanging in there.


  2009.06.25  14.33

At least I'm not the only one who thinks the mail delivery in Somerville is awful

Fun story: when we first moved in here, five years ago, our mail carrier wrote us a note telling us to put our names on the mailbox. So we did, and the next day, it was stuffed with a bunch of mail for the former tenants (whose names WEREN'T on the mailbox). I wonder how much mail we just straight up haven't gotten over the years?

edit: lol


  2009.06.15  09.54
YO CASEY (and anyone else who might know the answers to these questions)

1. Would I like Harvest Moon?
2. If the answer to question 1 is "yes", which Harvest Moon game should I get?



  2009.06.09  16.51
two David Lynch-inspired videos

almost typed David LunchCollapse )


  2009.06.01  13.48
stuff I've cooked lately

(taking a page from Laura's book)

-Coq au Vin (or, rather, Quorn au Vin). Didn't bother marinating the quorn fillets or pre-cooking the "bacon". DELICIOUS and also so dang rich.

-Eggplant and chicken (quorn) stir-fry. I also put asparagus in it. It didn't need the asparagus. On the side: homemade turnip tsukemono.

-Chickpeas, kale, and tomatoes with preserved lemons

-Spinach and tofu with peanut sauce over rice: super easy and doesn't require you to stand over a hot stove. Mix 1 can of coconut milk, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1 tbs of soy sauce, 2 tsp of lemon juice, and a couple of squirts of hot sauce. Heat it until it bubbles, then turn the heat off and let it sit. Lightly steam the spinach (or broccoli, if you like), and just cube the tofu and don't bother to cook it. Put it all in a bowl on top of rice.

-Vegetarian feijoada, which didn't call for kale but I PUT KALE IN ANYWAY and it was good

-This carrot soup, only I used store-bought pesto and didn't bother adding the two extra cups of water, because it's delicious when it's nice and thick

-Asparagus Parmesan pain Perdu with Homemade Tomato Jam AAAaaaaaa so good and so easy to make!!


  2009.05.14  09.40
Writer's Block: Word for Word

How many (if any) songs do you know by heart? What are they?

The only song I know by heart is Yello's "Oh yeah". In fact, it's the only song I've ever heard. I was raised in a Skinner Box and three times a day, with meals, my captors play "Oh Yeah". I am also rewarded with "Oh Yeah" if I complete a task in a satisfactory fashion. I am so alone, but so enthusiastic. Oh Yeah.


  2009.04.30  10.51

hey, what the news today?
my old elementary school is closed due to swine flu
that's the news!


  2009.04.24  14.08
quit biting

Hey, BU, something about your new banner ad looks very familiar:

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Very familiar indeed....

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  2009.04.13  11.21
Writer's Block: Gamer's Choice

What is your favorite old-school video game?



  2009.04.12  14.30

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  2009.03.01  19.13

hey a baby left me a message on my answering machine

which baby was it?

I know a *lot* of babies!!


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