January 11th, 2006

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The Problem With LJ

Ganked from freaking everybody:
The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really we know little about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don’t know about you.
No, the problem is giving assignments to other people ... particularly when everybody and his dog is asking the same essay questions. Am I going to put a lot of time and thought into forming a serious, uniquely personalized question for each and every person who posts this cookie-cutter meme?

No. Especially when the request itself is a generic block of text that everyone's copying and pasting into theit journals. If you're not even taking the time to formulate your own request that you're tagging your whole friends list with, then how can you expect all of the rest of us to put in the labor required to answer it?

Plus, we're all lazy bastards who don't really care anyway. We, all of the people on your friends list, have a super-secret community that we use to talk about you behind your back. In fact, I'm cross-posting this message there right now. Boy, will we have fun with this one! Too bad you won't see it.

Allah Sulu-South Park

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</a></b></a>rachel mentioned this in her journal, so I just had to dig this story up:

David Copperfield to attempt stage impregnation
Magic wand will put bun in oven
By Lester Haines, The Register, 20 October 2005

Not content with making the Statue of Liberty disappear or or having himself sawn in half by a circular saw and then reassembled, magician David Copperfield will attempt to impregnate a woman live on stage – without going anywhere near her with his magic wand.

If he succeeds, it will be his crowning acheivement – doubly impressive since he clearly didn't get Claudia Schiffer up the duff despite his legendary powers.

Copperfield told German mag Galore he completely rejected the received wisdom that there were just seven kinds of magic tricks, proclaiming:  "Bull shit!  There is a great deal of new territory to conquer.  In my next show I'm going to make a girl pregnant on stage.  Naturally it will be without sex.  Everyone will be happy about it, but I'm not telling you any more."

Readers are invited to imagine how Copperfield will pull off this magic coup, but we reckon it will involve a couple of balls, a cup and plenty of legerdemain.


I figure all he needs to do is fill up a super-soaker and take aim...
Allah Sulu-South Park

Don't Sleep In The Subway, Darling

Inspired by Wake Me Up At stickers for the London Underground and Japanese chindogu, woofiegrrl has created Wake Me! DC buttons.

Have you ever missed your stop on the Metro because you dozed off, only to find yourself being shaken awake at the end of the line? It doesn't have to be that way anymore! Simply pin a Wake Me! DC button to your chest (or anywhere visible) and feel safe falling asleep, knowing that someone will wake you at your stop.

I'm not sure how much I trust other Metro passengers, but I do think her timing is a little off. This probably would have been great a couple of weeks ago for all of the people passing out on the Metro drunk from holiday festivities. Then again, if I order one now, it ought to be here well in time for Saint Patrick's Day...

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