Why is my blog called Inhuman Swill? Because you can unscramble the pieces to make William Shunn.
I find it very suggestive that when I just dropped my new CD purchaseA Change of Seasons by Dream Theaterinto the drive, MusicMatch Jukebox queried its online database and offered me two choices for what the contents might be: either the aforementioned Dream Theater disc, or the Brahms Second Symphony performed by the Wiener Philharmonic with Leonard Bernstein conducting.
I read a statistic recently that said an estimated one out of every three emails received today is spam.
Overnight I received 112 pieces of email that my spam filter caught. I received six other emails that were spam which the filter didn't catch. I received no personal email. Would that the estimated ratio held for me. As it is, last night's ratio of spam to non was infinite.
Sunday evening we saw David Bowie at the Beacon. Tonight it's Rush at the Garden! What a happy kid I am.
Laura and I went to see Bowling for Columbine last night. It was emotional and harrowing on a level that Michael Moore films haven't reached before. Highly recommended.
But during the movie, the couple seated next to my left (with an empty seat between us) just would not shut up, even after I did what I hate and shushed them like a schoolmarm. What's more, they were sort of twisted around in their seats so they could lie in each other's arms, and they had to shift around every few minutes, kicking the seats in the process with vibrations that could be felt all down the row. It distressed me no end that we were watching a movie about gun violence and all I wanted to do was shoot the people beside me.
The irksome couple didn't stay through the credits, like Laura and I did. As we were leaving our row, someone coming up the aisle pointed to the floor at my feet and asked, "Did you drop your keys?"
Well, I hadn't and Laura hadn't, but I found the idea that Buffy and Skip might get home and find themselves locked out mighty satisfying.
From: "The Illuminati Order"
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 23:02:34
Subject: The Illuminati Order
The Illuminati Order would like to invite you to visit with us at: http://www.illuminatiorder.org
This invitation is at the request of someone who cares about you but she wishes to remain ananymous.
From: "Chris Minh"
Subject: Inhuman swill
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 09:37:37 +0800
I've been reading some things on your website: Inhuman swill, Mormon matter, missionary man etc. One of the most interesting was your ignominious deportment while you were a Mormon missionary in Canada especially that of Flight 789. Shame on you; they should have given you 100 years without parole. I'm not Mormon, and certainly would never be a member of that cult, but this appears to be where you leaned your nastiness. You really are the height of your inhuman swill. It's difficult to believe such things as you really exist. I once heard a description of someone that really fits you: lower than whale shit, and you just can't get any lower than that. Someone told me to tell you to "get off the earth," before the insects eat you. Gawd, you're the worst. But I guess you like that kind of reputation. Guys like you thrive on it. What really bothers us is that your crap on the Net is bound to influence some with weak minds, those who can't think for themselves, and might even believe your filth.
Advice: Get of the earth inhuman swill. Vanish/disappear. Hopefully you will self-destruct--and the sooner the better.
Signed: A member of the human race.
I may be behind the curve, but I'm currently reading a book on my Handspring for the first timeCory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. (What I mean is, this is the first time I'm reading a book on my Handspring, not the first time I've read Cory's novel.) I find the experience delightful, and I don't know why I haven't tried it sooner.