03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
I heard the craziest statistic in Economic History: In 1900, one out of every four people born in Canada were living in the US! Who'd have thunk it?
Oh this website is really cool. It takes a website or work of literature and makes a "word cloud" based on common words used. Here's the one they made for ape:
And what happens when you send letters to a hundred companies asking for free stuff. The answer may surprise you.... Via Marginal Revolution which had a very funny post with an economist doing an advice column
Oh and I've signed up to give tours for Queen's. Let's see how that works out ("You're sure it's custom to tip the tour guide?" "Indeed, madam.")
Busy back at school with editing. Started up a new prawjek. Lord have mercy. Oh, also I'm glad the stupid olympics are over and fuck the oscars, too. I don't know why I'm feeling so strongly about this as opposed to my usual "slightly more interested than indifference", but I am.
Bought a metropass today. whoohoo. It's an experiment. I'm going to literally record everytime I use it and see if I'm getting my money's worth. Believe that. I'll do it man, I swear.
Peep this: I haven't showered in like, 3 days or changed my clothes. And I've cooked twice with oil. Eew! Gotta shave and clip my fingernails, too. So, seeing as I'm such a loser, I want to hand things over to my man, 'Bus, so he can drop some science on you bitches.
Approximately fifty years ago
under the direction of President Harry Truman
and in the interest of national security
A group of twelve top military scientific personnel were established
This group's primary objective
was to desensitize us to the truth
And to suppress the material evidence that our planet is being visited
by a group of extraterrestrial biological entities called the grays
Chorus: Tune into Channel zero (x8)
Yo, sometimes the road to the truth is, so elusive it's confusing
And reality becomes illusion
If I showed the masses where we was at or where we was going
I'd shatter the social balance of the world as we know it
I'm talkin bout the grand deception, of 1947
When our souls were sold to the heavens
for technologically advanced weapons
Crystal enhanced brain implants and mind control methods
MJ-12 is not majestic
And the focal point of our problems on this planet are not domestic
You can accept it or be stupid and be a skeptic
and fail to recognize the secret society's deathwish
Ninety-seven percent of our Presidents were Masons
Responsible for laundering trillions of dollars from the nation
for the construction of underground military installations
Abductions and cattle mutilations
Experiments on human patients
can take place in several subterranean bases
A hundred and fifty stories below a basement
With knowledge of genetic information,
you need to fear science not Satan
Cause through the manipulation of certain biological agents
they create strange creations
Top secret special operations
Low frequency sounds and lasers, people like Carl Sagan
that didn't believe in the Drake equation
were trying to keep Western civilization on a need-to-know basis
Well you need to know that this is a game
and we're bein betrayed and played in the worst way
Yo, the holy script from Genesis 1-26
says, "Let us make man in our image under our likeness"
First of all who's "they"?
You see if God was truly a single entity that's not what he would say
We as the Elohim, Gods and Goddesses
posess a marvelously monsterous subconscious
Lifeforms that speak, in very high pitched sounds and squeaks
Short staccato clicks and beeps
A highly advanced form of speech
Even though to us it seems like they only chatterin' they teeth
They used to swim deep in the oceans beneath
Til they fins transformed into limbs and they started to creep
Then they evolved into mammals with feet
And walked right from the shorelines onto the beach
They used gravity, cause it's actually the only force around
that could slow time and the speed of light down
The energy grid network, opened the gateway from Earth
to any point in the universe
Livin organisms and various, geomagnetic gravitational, anomaly areas
Space expedition teams in the lunar regions
reported seein', decapyramids and tetrahedrons
Liquid filled shoes is what they used
to walk across the moon without leavin a clue
of where they been for the past twenty-three billion years
Before life on the surface even appeared
I hope you become aware what I'm spittin' in your ear
was intended to stimulate your left-brain's hemisphere
I know it sounds weird, all these motherfuckin' answers
and questions to the grand deception
Stay tuned for Buck 65. Either the mad bohemian shit or the heaven song.
The Kingston library system has a policy against renewing items twice in a row. Returning it and checking it out again is okay, but if you try to renew it twice it won't let you. Had I known this before reading week I wouldn't owe them any money.
Here are two interesting Google Video things: a funny mockumentary about why asian girls are seen with white guys but not vice versa and this one of an octopus with a fucking cloaking device.
Oh and in rememberence of good days, check this out from Clinton's website [Hattip Wonkette, underlining mine]:
The ape is looking old, cold, sick and shaky.
I was discussing with a couple pople my feeling that the site should have a title / banner. Gorilla Gorilla Berengei is cool, but we don't call it that, it is called Goin' Ape and now I think that can be thought of as just an URL for our site. I think the banner should say Goin' Ape maybe in ransom letters or really fancy cursive. Then a little description of things. Because the blog really covers all sorts of stuff it would be a vague description. Just something to get pople pumped. My thinking is, we probably are getting some outside traffic which is being lost because we have no "hook" for outsiders. And I think our multi-person-blog is pretty cool.
I want to reopen the referendum on this question of banner / no banner. I have stated my case "for" and would be willing to P'Shop up something if the motion passes. I hope everybody weighs in and we can make some conclusion.
This week has been really something. Lots of time out of the house. X-TREME!!! Just spent all today inside. Trying to enrich my new plot.