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|Sunday, February 14th, 2010|
|webb day. sorry no photos
friday the 12th was my regular day off, a fantastic excuse to see franki and paul who were down in Kyoto for the day
Despite staying up far too late the night before watching gangster films, I woke up in the morn and headed down to kyoto town, where the two brits were sipping tea in a cafe
we then hiked to a temple, which seemed really lonely and happy to see us. Noone else was there.
behind the temple was the ominous planet of the apes or 'monkey park' where we expended all our stamina points hiking up the steepnessness. 'do not look at the monkey in the eye' we were warned.. they give you a toothy glare to scare you. Of course then if you keep looking after that then they get scared and leave, but i personally was scared enough of their skeleton face to avoid the eye stare
After this most of the day was spent digesting an enormous 'kyoto burger' that was two eggs, two hearty beef patties, a tomato, cheese, lettuce and assorted condiments on an all-bread bun
much of this was done while hiking through thousands of red torii gates at the fushimi inari shrine while drinking beer and sake and enduring racism from bitchy teashop owner ladyfrankiki
and her bro then elected to hit the karaoke in Osaka, so after a slightly sobering train ride, we signed up for the all-you-can-drink for two hours deal.
We definitely drank our value.
the karaoke progressed from cigarettes and alcohol to mongol800, Queen, the Beatles, a sweet disney dueta, some japanese song I tried to comprehend, greenday, under the Sea, more queen, and I think more queen. oh and lady gaga!
during this period we drank four pitchers of beer, four cassis cocktails, six shochu cocktials, three whiskeys on the rocks and a whiskeysoda highball. just between frankiki
, her bro and me.
after this amazing musical time of jumping around on the cushiony goodness, we went to rock rock, which I belive was moslty dancing to heavy tunez and it much of a happy blur but still slightly less awesome than the awesome karaoke
ps. On the bus from Arashiyama we had the most satisfying star wars prequel bitch ever!
is totally awesome, yall.
|Tuesday, December 15th, 2009|
I have 37,000 yen. Its 3:50pm, I am at the higashiyodogawa english school.
I get paid next on january 15th.
I need: Medical Insurance, Linen and Tape.
I should ask questions about hiring a camping stove.
|Wednesday, May 13th, 2009|
I am a elementary school teacher.
Ever since 'The Karate Kid' I'd love to be called Sensei
|Wednesday, May 6th, 2009|
I am not the ideal blogger.
|Friday, October 31st, 2008|
|Friday, October 3rd, 2008|
Goddamn Sarah Palin is a complete fucking moron
no clue. dumber than bush
how is that possible
john mccain you are an idiot
|Thursday, June 19th, 2008|
|Hayek on the Internet
Hayek's discussions on spontaneous order, and his concepts of Taxis versus Cosmos as systems of order has massive parallels in the last few years of the Internet.
Hayek is probably the most imfluential twentieth-century political theorist. Now, I am not a classic liberal, in fact previous to today when I've been thinking about this I would describe myself more as a statist.
But reading on Hayek again for my Technology Law Exam, Ive realised how taxis and cosmos relate to the internet.
See, Taxis is where order is created by a central body imposing its rules on a group. An example of this is a socialist revolution, where they make everyone get along by having clear, rigid rules for everyone to get used to.
Cosmos is 'the wild west', where there is no central authority and the individuals are forced to get into their own patterns of order via their own agreements between each other. Order will spontaneously form as people get into customs.
The internet is people with unlimited choice, choice not stopped by geography or physical ability. Search engines are the example im going to use
Old-fashioned search engines in the mid-90s were 'portal style' browse kind of engines, eg Lycos and Yahoo. circa 96. The search engine rated the websites themselves and put them into some kind of categorical system. You had to submit your website into the engine! this is taxis.
Then Google came along and did nothing of the sort, instead it rated websites by how they treat EACH OTHER, how they link to each other. This is cosmos. Web portals are now pretty much dead.
There is no way a taxis-style system can keep up to date with an evolving cosmos-style system in cyberspace.
|Tuesday, April 15th, 2008|
Does anyone else know about this marylin monroe sex tape?!?
|Thursday, March 20th, 2008|
This talk of an 'LJ Strike' is actually pretty ludicrous
a REAL lj strike would be posting blank entries thousands and thousands of times
Not posting anything just makes LJ's bandwidth and hosting cheaper and they know the striking people will just come on anyway.
If you post unreadable stuff (For example,
hundreds of times a day that is a much better 'protest'
|Sunday, March 16th, 2008|
|Friday, March 14th, 2008|
let me get this down on paper
there will be war in china within a year
edit: so far lots of battles with 'terrorists' in provinces but no 'war'.
|Sunday, November 25th, 2007|
My boss is a rascist, judgmental, bitter old bitch.
I quit. Well, I will quit next week. I get a 50% discount on alcohol working there.
Oh man I love Inari! Living next to a sushi shop is heaven on earth. I need to earn enough money to justify living off sushi alone. I think a pyramid scheme is in order.
I bought some sparkling apple juice from Coles and drank it as I left.
A girl outside said that was 'weird'
to drink apple juice.
I have about a thousand CD's without cases. CDs are bloody obsolete anyway.
Its strange how Cd-r's without any writing on them seem to pepper everywhere. I threw about twenty out yesterday without checking whats on them. Bugger it. I also had a box of floppy disks hidden under a pile of papers. Woot, floppy disks. You can't even fit a bloody word document onto one of them these days. They are colourful though, and could make nice wallpaper.
Im going to turn my cassette collection into wallpaper. Check this space for photos
|Wednesday, July 25th, 2007|
|SYDNEY PEOPLE - BLACK SABBATH
SYDNEY PEOPLE - BLACK SABBATH
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN SEEING BLACK SABBATH IN SYDNEY, SATURDAY AUGUST 11
I HAVE TWO FRONT ROW TICKETS
PLEASE REPLY TO ME ASAP
|Friday, June 8th, 2007|
BLACK SABBATH COMING TO AUSTRALIa
HOT DAMN!!!! HOLY SHIT!!! OH JEBUS!!!
BLACK FAKIN SABBATH
|Tuesday, March 6th, 2007|
Im going to Sydney on friday
Who lives in sydney that I should meet? old school friends? I forget who of my friends moved to sydney!
I just know... a lot of them did
|Thursday, January 18th, 2007|
Brief Update for those folks that are interested about the amazing life of the main man.
I will be at the Big Day Out on the Gold Coast this sunday,
With any luck I will have a drink with Muse. They are cool cats. Ill need to finally organise my timetable.
New band wrote a song. Its aggressive and riffy. Very dead kennedy's. All we need is a drummer (drummers are like diamonds. they are hard to find and hard to change)
Tip of the year: Long Distance Relationships never work
Food of the Day: Wasabi.. with Tuna
Drink of the Month: Coffee
Your love is like bad medicine, baby
Anecdote: My mother threw out my best pair of shoes when I was 19 while I was staying at hers. Ive missed them ever since. They were creepers I had shipped from UK. Its gonna cost me hundreds to get another pair, even though Ive thought of it.
I will never wear those shit plastic sneakers that smell like the sweat of pre-pubescent Thai children and break just as easily.
Though everyone else wears them
Fuck Cons, Fuck Chucks, what are they some kind of hipster badge? I have a great photo of the floor at a concert I was at. It was a row of Converse chucks. They all matched. No other kind of shoe.
At least they arent Crocs.
I gotta stop reading Vice magazine
PS- I recommend the Vice guide to Travel - watch it on Youtube
PPS - anyone going to see NOFX?