February 9th, 2004


The Uber-Pea

Uber-Pea, Uber-Pea
He wants to eat you and me
Uber-Pea comes from outer space
he wants to wipe out the human race


I'll eat you if you're English
I'll eat you if you're French
I'll eat you if you're Roger Moore
Or if you're Judy Densch.

I like eating people
of every different type
and when I'm full of eating them
I put them in my pipe

I like eating people
with a glass of gin
I like all the bits of people
but my favorite bit's the chin.


DVD Frenzy

I finally got a chance to watch the extras DVD on "Day of the Dead", and I'm very happy. Two behind-the-scenes bits, focusing primarily on the special effects. Zombie makeup, robotic zombies, remote-control body parts, Tom Savini... it is a good thing.

Barb brought up today that she wants to get Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness on DVD. Heh. I haven't shown her "Beyond Reanimator" yet, either.

We sat down and watched Evil Dead with the Bruce Campbell commentary. It struck me just how much better the DVD is that the early VHS transfer that I remember.

After seeing some of the marketing blurbs for features on some of the low-budget DVD releases (INTERACTIVE MENUS!), I am tempted to list as a feature on my next DVD release:

New Pleasing Round Shape!

Jobbie Wobbles

Des Moines job recruiter called today. His name is Igor Epstein.
Apparently the phone interview went better than I thought. He is planning on doing some haggling to see if they can meet my minimum price.
Assuming they do, I'd have to move down to Des Moines for six months or so. I could come home on weekends and such, but I'd basically be living in Des Moines.

Yet somehow I'm hesitant.

Sweet monkey of life.

Norman Recalibrate...

Thinking about filmmaking stuff. It's easy to get absorbed and concerned about how to do this or that, but on top of it all, I have to remember that it's supposed to be fun.

(no subject)

Yah. I need to go outside and shovel snow from around the trash can, or the city won't pick up the trash. Of course, I'm pretty much at the point where I don't want to do anything but nap.
I got a good look at my face in the mirror this morning. I look like shit. I'm all puffy, and there are these huge dark circles under my eyes. And I feel crappy, like I just want to hide.
I'm not ready to be big again.

(no subject)

Borderline:Very High
Dependent:Very High

-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --

Hmm.. different than last time.

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Eigth Level of Hell - the Malebolge!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Test
Oh, I am so screwed.

Here's an easy game to play.
Here's an easy thing to say.

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort.
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort.
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash.
Then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!

You can't say this?
What a shame sir!
We'll find you another game, sir!
If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on the mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of Gauss,
So your icons in the windows are so wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
'Cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC.
Then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM.
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!