nothing something in here is true

i lost whatever looks i had since joining the xbi. maybe it was a coincidence maybe not. somehow the ladies dont notice. people dont understand what this place does to you. and it happens so slowly. thats the scary thing.

since being here i wouldnt be ashleys bf and i wouldnt be annas and i wouldnt be clipper girls or her cousin and lately i wouldnt be cuban girls. its cuz you die in the xbi. first you harden then you age then you give up and then you die.

and people will say blah blah blah but everyone knows that somethings look great as they die.

take slowmotion fireworks on acid for example. you hear about it you see it boom and its gone. if its loud enough you might catch an echo for a second but then never again.

there wasnt anything wrong with any of those girls and even then i looked at myself in the pictures with them and said youre living the dream old man scratch that you are the dream.

people nearly filled up my gmail today asking to see scans of the letter and i have always looked at the bible for inspiration and ive noticed that satan is only mentioned three times. even homer simpson can count that on one hand. in the garden in job and tempting Jesus. you dont write about people who dont deserve your attention. for if you do you encourage them to continue to be written about.

create topics and subjects that are worthy of your attention.

which means we wont be talking about how the cubs had to go into ten innings Again tonight, this time to beat the lowly mets. and they had to get piazza out to lock it down. they made kris benson look like a twenty game winner.

my hat’s off to glendon rusch who kept the mets to one run in six innings and helped the cubs get their 12th win in 15 games. the most lukewarm hot team youve never seen.

but since the dodgers eeked out a win against the giants tonight in frisco depite bonds’ 702nd homer, the cubbies are a game and a half ahead of the gyros in the wild card and the dodgers are two and a half games ahead of sf in the west.

all due to shawn green’s dinger.

the giants however are breathing a sigh of relief that the dodger right fielder wont play tomorrow so he can celebrate yom kippur.

which is cooler than anything ive done lately.

although i did ask nicely for my super hot friend to write about being a prison officer and she just posted part three of her ongoing series. in todays chapter she interviews 18 inmates who give her advice as to how not to get raped in jail. apparently the advice begins with “dont talk to anyone.”

the next time i talk to her i will have to ask her if she’s noticed anyone following the ol’ dirty bastard technique of never showering and thus repelling anyone who even thinks about coming within 15 feet of you.

kenneth cowan needs to update + flagrant falls for kitty tricks + raymi wrote me an email

what would you ask the president during the debates?

i put together 20 questions from the message board over at the daily kos would ideally have directed toward mr. bush. what would you add?

1. Will you support a constitutional amendment to ban abortion?

2. Yes or no: Was there any connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Queda? A one word answer, please.

3. Mr. President, do you think Bill Gates deserved a tax cut?

4. Mr. President, now that you’ve had a few months to think about it, what is the biggest single mistake you’ve made in the last four years?

5. Given all of the intelligence failures that you have acknowledged over the past four years, why have you not fired or replaced a single member of your staff? Do you continue to feel that you are well served by everyone who works for you, regardless of their incompetence?

6. How has your presidency compared to Clinton’s?

7. NBC news has reported that before the Iraq war you passed on three opportunities to attack the terrorist camps of Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, who was based in the areas of Iraq that were not controlled by Saddam. Why did you not attack these camps when you had the chance, considering that he is now responsible for hundreds of terrorist attacks against our forces in Iraq?

8. “Mr. President, in July of 2003 you said if anyone wanted to attack our troops in Iraq, they should bring it on. In March of this year you appeared at a reporters’ dinner and ran a video in which you jokingly stumbled around your office looking for weapons of mass destruction. Can you explain this behavior to the families who have lost loved ones in Iraq?”

9. Mr. Bush, what is 6 times 9?

10. Why is your campaign saying Rather should resign for trusting a bad source, but you shouldn’t resign for trusting Ahmed Chalabi’s lies?

11. During the 2000 debates, you stated that you believed our troops should not be used for “nation building.” Could you explain what our troops are now doing in Iraq and how that differs from nation building?

12. How many times have you been arrested, Mr. President?

13. Given the fact that we are fighting 2 wars, the war in Iraq and the war on Terrorism, why have you been: a) on more vacation than any other president has in a 4 year term b) given only a handful of full press conferences to the American people?

14. Mr. President, you talk a lot about supporting the troops, but then you send Troops into battle without a plan, and then when they make the ultimate sacrifice you do not even have the courtesy to attend their memorial service, can you right now even name the name of one soldier that has been killed in Iraq?

15. In 1988 you said that Vietnam might have been won if National Guardsmen like yourself had been called up. What did you mean by that statement? You supported the war, so why didn’t you volunteer to go and fight in it?

16. What do you consider the best moment of your presidency during the last four years?

17. You recently received a formal intelligence assessment provided by your own agencies, indicating that our mission in Iraq was in great danger of failing. You described this as the CIA ‘just guessing’. and indicated that you did not believe what it said. What intelligence sources do you trust when it comes to giving you an accurate assessment of the situation in Iraq?

18. With over 6000 Soldiers mutilated from the Iraqi war why are you cutting funding to the VA?

19. Why, when General Shinseki recommended sending 200,000 troops to Iraq to win the peace, did you ignore him and send only 100,000?

20. Mr. Bush, would you like another seven minutes to gather your thoughts?

vortexia + buzzmachine + instapundit

the pixies

the greek theatre


on what couldnt be a more beautiful warm clear perfect indian summer night in los feliz, one of my favorite bands the pixies played their quirky crazed and melodic music under the stars to a sold out house on the second night of their stay here in hollywood.

the crowd of mostly thirtysomethings relived their college salad days as the quartet delved generously into their four albums that were released one a year from 1988-1991, the peak of the alt-rock/grunge era, one of the high points in rock history

1991 Trompe le Monde

1990 Bossanova

1989 Doolittle

1988 Surfer Rosa/Come on Pilgrim

almost like in a vegas nightclub each song was greeted with applause after the opening notes fluttered through the night air.

not nearly as exciting and dangerous as their secret show at the glass house earlier this year, but how are you going to compare a special club gig to a sit-down event like this?

hardly any stage effects or production, hardly any special lights, what i saw last night were three aging bald guys and everyones favorite bassist (who recently chopped off her locks and who now looks ironically like a soccer mom) reel off great tune after great tune effortlessly to a crowd who hasnt heard good music in a very long time.

karisa drove me and my pal ken up the hill to the show and i took a cab back down ($10), i took care of some unfinished business and then watched the tivo’ed apprentice and i was in my nice bed by midnight.

the summer has now officially ended on a high note.

thank you pixies for reuniting, i hope you enjoy your wheelbarrows of cash, you deserve it.

xtracyx + the daily stern returns to the buzzmachine + sweet sweet moxie may never blog again