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Out my window this morning - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
Out my window this morning

This is at my camera's maximum zoom, whilst I battled the auto-focus and tried to hold the camera still.

And in other news, someone's posted low-quality WMV files of the first eleven episodes of Read All About It online! If you grew up in Ontario during the early 1980s, this was made by our local version of PBS. It was a real mind trip - try the third episode, that's when reality really went out the window. It was an educational science-fiction series that involved a trio of kids uncovering an alien conspiracy in their small town. The icon I've used for this post is the bad guy from it.

Current Mood: amazed

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boinggoat From: boinggoat Date: March 24th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

dronon From: dronon Date: March 24th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Reminds me of a text file on my hard drive. I didn't write this... it came off one of the BBSes I was on in Toronto in the late '80s.

- - - - - - - - - - - - -

I was typing an essay. Actually, I was staring at the screen, thinking about typing an essay. The intro was done...I can write killer intros. I figger, knock them profs off their feet right away and maybe they'll ignore the fact that the next ten pages are rot. I was thinking about rot. Actually about mold. What kind of mold could grow off that killer intro paragraph?

The printer hummed for a second. I hadn't hit the print key. The print head lurched forward, printing in NLQ mode four characters.


I stared at it for some time, trying to figure out if it had anything to do with my essay topic - a comparison of divine powers in Genesis and Ovid. I wasn't sure. The print head lurched forward again.


I wondered where the data was coming from. Those words were not in my thesis, despite it being a killer intro.


I noticed at this point that when it printed, the recieve data LED on my modem lit up. The carrier detect had come on, yet I was not connected, and could see no real way that the incoming data would go straight to the printer.


I instictively opened the sliding door to my balcony and went out. I looked down, then spread my new-found wings and lifted myself up into the night sky. I flew down to an alley and saw a man sitting on the ground, shivering against the cold winter air, a plastic bag under his nose. I caught the smell of glue. He saw me, but did not move. I approached and casually tore out his throat. Warm blood covered me in spurts. My eyes laughed. I felt better now and returned to finish my essay.

plonq From: plonq Date: March 24th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Please tell me you were just getting up, and not just going to bed when you shot that picture this morning.

By the way, are you free for dinner on Friday or Saturday?
dronon From: dronon Date: March 24th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay. I was just getting up.

Actually no, I was going to sleep. But now it's 10:30 and I'm awake! And the answer is yes to both questions. I'll be at work on Friday and can leave any darn time I like. :)

phar From: phar Date: March 24th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, ominous...

From: momentrabbit Date: March 24th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

ooooo... the rabbit in the moon is all bloody...

And I went up there, I said, "Shrink, I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see... I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill, KILL, KILL." And I started jumpin' up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL," and he started jumpin up and down with me and we was both jumping up and down yelling, "KILL, KILL." And the sarg came over, pinned a medal on me, sent me down the hall and said, "You're our boy."
kannik From: kannik Date: March 24th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

must. download. now

-starts grabbing those wmvs!-

The text on that site hurts my eyes, though...

porsupah From: porsupah Date: March 25th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, cool photo. I've got to get some sort of digital camera when I can.. the ole coal-fired camcorder (1995 vintage. A very good year) still works fine, but obviously, the resolution's limited to 720x480, if using a DV bridge - and even the tackiest cameraphone can outclass that easily. Although its 12x optical zoom is very nice to have.

I need to send along some good little visual tidbits sometime, such as the second season of Look Around You, a superb parody of educational programming of around 1980. (For that matter, it might even be airing currently, depending on what your channel lineup's like)

That guy's never going to get a tan.
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