Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I Sleep In A Drawer

"Dozens of voters have registered in New York City claiming to reside at addresses that correspond to city, state, and federal office buildings, public and private schools, churches and clerical offices, and major cultural attractions, a review of Board of Elections records conducted by The New York Sun found."

City Voter Rolls Riddled With Doubtful Registrations.

- Adam

Monday, August 29, 2005

Post-Summer Vacation

Spending the vast majority of one's day watching DVDs of old TV shows and sippin' 40ozs can be quite wearing on the psyche. That of course is an untruth, what it has done for me however has made me realize how nice it is to be in a place where you and the people you enjoy spending time with have exceedingly large amounts of free time. It's almost as if the past few days have been a dream that I'm wrestling to keep, in the sense that soon enough campus will be filled with people who create drama and classes that drain free time (other people's free time of course).

I finally signed the lease on my apartment. Thus, it's looking like the experiment of mine involving living in the world of the working man is finally getting off the ground. I only hope that working in a college environment won't be too distracting so as to prevent me from having the energy to do anything but go to work and waste time with friends. If that is the case, I'll likely feel like time has stood still around me whereas everyone else has continued to move on with their lives. Fortunately, I am excited about the work I have planned for IFS and if I can manage to get the job I applied for in the Archives department I should be able to distract myself with various historical documents.

All-in-all though, things are looking fairly nice. I find working to be far less stressful than classes and it should be a good period of time to offer me some perspective on what the hell it is I'm doing with my college education.

- Adam

Monday, August 22, 2005

I bought an espresso machine today

Anyone who wants to come over to my house (once I figure out where that will be of course) for espresso is welcome. Especially if they bring me 1) booze 2) cigarettes or 3) hand drawn pictures to put on my wall.

- Adam

Sunday, August 21, 2005

3 Days until Oberlin, totally psyched to be back around people I know. Totally not psyched for the inherent drama involved with being around people I know. Saw Red Eye, to this day it annoys me when weak heroine characters triumph over thier attemted murders. Have at least 1 room to look at on Thursday as well as an job interview and multiple applications to fill out. Not being broke and homeless is totally gonna help me pick up chicks.

- Adam

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

When meat is not murder

"It is the ultimate conundrum for vegetarians who think that meat is murder: a revolution in processed food that will see fresh meat grown from animal cells without a single cow, sheep or pig being killed."

Would you eat steak if it had been grown in a petri dish?

- Adam

Monday, August 15, 2005

Monday Op-Ed

ON Aug. 5, Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain announced his intention to carry out a series of new antiterrorism measures, including deporting foreign nationals who justify the use of "violence to further a person's beliefs"; authorizing the denaturalization of British citizens who engage in "extremism"; and legislating a new "offense of condoning or glorifying terrorism."

What You Can't Say Will Hurt You

- Adam

Philadelphia Story

"We're going to show you what a real Philly apartment looks like," he said, unlocking the door to reveal a spacious one-bedroom flat sparsely decorated with CD's and copies of music magazines. "As you can see, it has hardwood floors, lots of light and very high ceilings," he said. Then Mr. Kreslins paused and delivered what he knew would be the kicker: "Rent is $800 a month. Heat and electricity included."

The Next Borough

- Adam

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Anticlimactic Twilight Zone Episodes

The Garden

"A spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet. The two surviving astronauts, a man and a woman, realize the spaceship is damaged beyond repair and that it will be impossible for anyone to come rescue them. They find they are able to live easily off the bountiful vegetation, which provides everything they need—indeed, the setting turns out to be idyllic. Eventually, they procreate and start a family on their new planet. This couple becomes known to later generations as ... Richard Benson and Margaret Wilson, crewmembers on NASA's lost Voyager mission, which disappeared after failing to follow proper emergency procedures."

- Adam

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A Big Drug Party

"The so-called Justice and Peace Law is meant to defuse Colombia's drug-fueled civil war, but it is turning into a windfall for the country's cocaine traffickers and the cocaine market in the United States and around the world."

Cheap cocaine on the way, thanks to a new Colombian law.

- Adam

A Community's Last Days

"In the first of a two-part series, MARK MacKINNON visits a defiant, but doomed, community. These are likely some of the last chapters to be written in the history of Kfar Darom, a battle-scarred Jewish outpost in the heart of the Gaza Strip."

Settlers pray for a miracle to stop Sharon

- Adam


"When the school board in Odessa, the West Texas oil town, voted unanimously in April to add an elective Bible study course to the 2006 high school curriculum, some parents dropped to their knees in prayerful thanks that God would be returned to the classroom, while others assailed it as an effort to instill religious training in the public schools."

Bible Course Becomes a Test for Public Schools in Texas

- Adam