Inhuman Swill : Page 191
Why is my blog called Inhuman Swill? Because you can unscramble the pieces to make William Shunn.

Why not to use a magnetic resonance imager to wipe your hard drive. But it DID destroy the data

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Why do I waste my time?

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To: Bill Shunn
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Whoops! Johnny's totally stumped!

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Go if you can. The server seems to be getting slammed hard at the moment.

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This is where I want to work

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Pulp fiction

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My wife works for Scholastic, so last night we got to see a special employees' preview of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. As a viewer who was less than impressed by the first movie, I have to say that I found this one thoroughly delightful. There were a few flaws, of course, but overall this one was much more entertaining, much darker, and much scarier. It's also somewhat more stylishly shot. There's more of a vision to this one than there was to the first one, where the overriding aesthetic seemed to be just to point the camera and the book and try to keep it all in the frame. Altogether an enthusiastic recommendation.

The odd thing is that Harry and Ron seem to be, er, growing up rather faster than Hermione is. Must be that wizardly testosterone.

Oh, when you go, be sure to stay through the end credits for the brief easter egg in Diagon Alley.

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Fiend or foe?

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I learned about this one from [info]magpiegeese . . .

You're a LiveJournal Fiend!

You're into LiveJournal, big time... just not as much as your friends.

Still, you've LJ'ed from work - and made posts
about what you had for dinner. Sicko!

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It was a maybe six to eight weeks ago that Rob came back from grabbing some lunch and said, "Guess who was behind me in line for the salad bar at Così."

"Who?" I said.

"Chazz Palminteri."

"No way."

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What he said

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From last weekend's New York Times Magazine article on Eminem:

Whatever the fate of "8 Mile," it is certain that the culture wars about hip-hop in general and Eminem in particular are nearly kaput. "Bin Laden stopped that," says Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records, Eminem's label. "9/11 showed that Joe Lieberman should have been managing the F.B.I. and the C.I.A. instead of trying to manage my company."
Damn straight.
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