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2006-02-23 - 10:53 a.m.

not conciliatory, but fun


and from my yet another reason to move to Seattle file, meet Mathew Baldwin, aka The Defective Yeti... if you require (or just want) more reason than my introducing you, then read on... or read on anyway, come to think of it, because it's my entry after all and you come here to visit me, right?... so you should not be skipping off to somewhere else no matter how amusing or insightful or educational or pure genius or silly a sight may be as compared with my drivel before actually reading my drivel... or making a fair attempt to, at least... in fact, if you did click immediately and go away, you're not even here anymore so I can drop my pants and moon you or even say nasty things about you behind your back or really have a good cry over your abandoning me without even giving me a chance to win you over with witty banter... so fck you, that's right, fck you for being so shallow and cold that you could just walk out on me without so much as a goodbye, just leave me at the alter with rice in my hair while gallivanting off with your girlfriend who is suddenly your mistress because we just got married and therefore, much more appealing than a fat assed nagging wife loafing on the couch all day in a slovenly house who won't even look up from the TV to acknowledge you exist, no less prepare you dinner or move the tricycle out of the dark hallway before you come home from work, exhausted, only to trip over it and lay helpless on your back wondering if you will ever walk again while the dog, who she brought with her from her swank singles lifestyle, runs over and pees in your shocked, but slightly open mouth, therein leaving you with no appetite for dinner anyway...

no wait, come back, I didn't mean it...

I don't even have the dog anymore...

on the other hand, I really do want you to go check out the newest addition to my long and winding links on the left (new things pop up there regularly, or at least occasionally, in case you didn't notice) and I also want you to continue reading me, so in a mutually gratuitous act I shall include my first comment to here and now for your edification and viewing pleasure:

I read The Colorado Kid and was disappointed because I expect King to amaze me with strange ideas, but I think I remember enjoying it after wondering if I hadn't really wasted my time all the while I was reading and for a while afterwards...


this is my first post here, at least the first I remember... you are currently inspiring an entry in my rambles which will likely be tomorrow's post, preempting any others in the queue, which may or may not give you a moment of gratification, but is happening nonetheless...

I enjoyed browsing through your site and intend to link gratuitously as I rip off some of your entries... hopefully you won't mind too much since I'll be crediting you (gratuitously, mind you... perhaps even profusely)...

thanks for the amusement and knowledge... you may blame Zoot (who is rumored to be very bad, even bad squared, though I wouldn't know as I left what might be my first comment there just moments before coming here, though you could blame Smash, good friend and author of the Soap Rockin! in which I play a starring role, because he's big and can take it and besides, he's from Liverpool) for my sudden appearance in your world... I'd have linked them all so you could rightly punish them, however you apparently do not allow links in your comments, which is probably a good idea even if it takes away a bit of the fun...

I hope you are laughing...

yes, so I linked them here and yes, as you may have noticed if you know me and my rolling babble, I did cut myself off rather abruptly in that comment due to a sudden realization that I was writing in someone's comments and never ever met the guy and might be making a fool of myself and it's probably better to do that at home, so let out a vain plea for understanding with my last line and I returned here...

whether that is insecurity or egotism, I'll leave you to debate amongst yourselves, but it is fact and I report the facts... well, not just the facts, but then, I did not say just the facts, did I?... so there's no need to go and get all accusatory...

the following is not an attempt to be conciliatory, but merely additional influences from The Defective Yeti and also indulging my sudden desire to use the word conciliatory which reminds me of Monty Python and was nudged out of my subconscious by the use of the word accusatory, in jest, of course, but if it's more exciting and will inspire you to further discussion, you don't need to know all this...

oratory also comes to mind, however this would not exactly be an oratory unless I was reading it aloud, now would it?...

in any case, or at least in this one, I can not imagine why we are not still discussing this, except for the fact that I found no place to leave a comment, which is a shame, as it's worthy of discussion ad infinitum (which means it's really fun for the mind)... kind of like sending out a deep space probe and cutting it off from all further communication after a month or two... anyway, be amused (or amazed, depending upon your perspective)...

and in my spare time, I laughed at some jokes and the following political rhetoric:

Q: What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?

A: George W. Bush had a plan to get out of the Vietnam War.

ouch, unless that too was supposed to be a joke (like this) subtly disguised as a personal insight into the madness of political office or the men who fill the chairs, whichever came first... sarcasm is relative (I believe Einstein had a formula to prove it... or was that Oscar Wilde... when you get to heaven, as Mark Twain or Will Rogers... if they're there)...

and while I often disagree with the premise, Mathew Baldwin (and no, I have not discovered if he is any relation to the famous acting family of Baldwins, or to the piano manufacturer, for that matter, but he's well worth watching {or playing, I suppose} in his own right) offered proof that perhaps there is some truth to the axiom you can not go wrong by browsing favorite posts ...

special note to Dandy, he says "Good Gravy"...

I have, based on nothing more than his recommendation and my interest in time travel, read The Time Travelers Wife which he reviews (though I got the sense of spoilers in the first line of his review so I refused to read it or even link it here... see, I do have limits to my linkage... you can judge for yourself if there are spoilers in the review... wait, I just did link it, didn't I?... well, compulsion can be addictive, you know...

I'll interrupt my own flow of rambles by including this next bit as a public service for anyone still drinking and holding down a job that they hate, even sometimes, who occasionally writes drunken emails (and no, I was not pointing a finger at anyone in particular, I was just thinking that this email might be good to save, just in case a job starts getting under someone's skin a bit):

To: all@paragonindustries.com
From: Matthew Baldwin
Subject: VIRUS ALERT!

Hey everybody. I guess I got a virus, because last night my computer emailed this companywide mailing list without my knowledge. So if you find an message in your Inbox this morning with the Subjectline "YOU ALL CAN GO TO HELL!!!!!!!" you should DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY! Do not open or read the email, as that will immediately give your computer the virus.

If you've already read it, you may have noticed that it contained a whole bunch of complete gibberish, like calling Carmen a "screechy kiss-ass" and Peter a "moronic alcoholic gibbon". Apparently the virus picked random names from my address book and included them in the text or something, I certainly wouldn't know. That's why this virus is so dangerous, and why you should delete that message (and this one) as soon as you can.

I got some new anti-virus software that scans my attachments for the phrases that appeared most often in that email ("I quit," "very drunk," "you bastards," etc.) so the problem should be taken care of. And I heard on NPR this morning that the worst of the virus is over, so you probably won't get it from anyone else, and there's no reason to think that only getting it from me was strange. Anyhow, sorry to put you all through that -- as you well know, I really, really love working here and think you guys are the greatest!

Matthew

P.S. Does anyone have any aspirin?

on a loosely related note, I used to read a heck of a lot more than I do now and what I may regret most about all that time spent reading is that I did not do any writing (or very little and haphazard) about the books I read like a book project, for instance... I've noticed lots of people online doing this and it not only makes them seem more intelligent (or at least more literate and multi-faceted), but more importantly (from my perspective), they have a record of what they've read so they don't go reading the same book twice wondering if they read it before...

wait, I mean they have a record of what they've read and can recall the impressions and influences and effects the reading had on them at the time, therein enhancing the act of reading and sharing (and you know how much I love sharing) the time spent reading with anyone who might be interested in reading and who happens to click on a book project link after randomly stopping by your diary/journal/blog/public writing space...

and I think you might be able to learn a lot about a person from the books (and media) they enjoy, so it's definitely another way to get to know people and let people know you and therein further ourselves along the path of finding our soul mate just in case we haven't already done so and actually want to...

I've got a record of all the stuff I've taken out of the library somewhere and though I haven't put it online yet, I will eventually and then maybe I'll link it here if I remember that it relates to this entry...

speaking of reading and the library, as if they were reading my mind I just today received and started reading The Cell which is Stephen King's newest novel (I've read everything King ever wrote) which is an eerie coincidence if you've been following along...

I'd have surely had more links and more babbling (and may still get there someday) if I didn't run out of time so stay tuned, come back and check for yourself one of these days, maybe over the weekend, or some other time (cuz time is relative too and I believe Dr. Seuss had a formula proving that)...

in case you wondered, the first paragraph of this entry was an over dramatization of sorts and should only be taken seriously if you are no longer here because you clicked away without even giving this entry a chance...

for those of you who remain, I'd never fck you, well, at least I've never fck you in any sort of negative way... see, I've even kept the over drama kid friendly by using fck instead of the word fuck because, after all, kids should never be exposed to that word...

I hope you are not offended by the occasional use of certain words that still can't be used on television, but just in case you are, well, fckn grow up and don't be such a prude about language cuz that's not open minded and you'll miss out on much of the world... if it at all amusing to you, feel free not to lose the irony that, in explaining how I avoided using the word, I just did write it...

ooops...

of course this entry is about many other things and hopefully you see the forest for the trees, even if the trees are fornicating... and in conclusion, for now, I hope you've enjoyed our journey through wherever we've been and next time, wherever else we've been...


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