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

Recent wildlife sightings

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Hearing a friend's story last night about spotting a coyote crossing Santa Monica Boulevard reminded me that Laura and I have had some wildlife sightings recently.

August 24th, pulling into our hotel parking lot in Anaheim after having been to Disneyland, we spotted a huge raccoon lumbering across the asphalt.

August 27th, waiting to board our flight at LAX, we spotted James Brown being pushed in a wheelchair.

September 9th, outside a friend's birthday party at Dempsey's on Second Avenue in the East Village, we spotted Drea de Matteo sitting at a table outside the restaurant next door.

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The spread

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Interesting poll results so far. On the surface it seems odd that the 5-, 6-, and 7-digit folks are clustered pretty evenly, although there are (one would guess) 10 times as many 6's as 5's overall, and 100 times as many 7's as 5's. Maybe this is a reflection of a tendency that as LJ grows by an order of magnitude, the likelihood of friending someone who's been on longer drops by almost an order of magnitude? Bigger pool and all.

[info]darius, a 4-digit midget, is da man! And [info]paulmelko is our lone newest of the newbies.

So far.

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A digital survey

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Poll #819446 Digital Survey

Open to: All, results viewable to: All

How many digits are there in your LiveJournal user ID number? (See your user profile page. It's the number in parentheses next to your username.)


class='LJ_PollAnswerLink' lj_pollid='819446' lj_qid='1' lj_posterid='17832'
id="LJ_PollAnswerLink_819446_1">
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9
0 (0.0%)

8
1 (2.3%)

7
15 (34.9%)

6
16 (37.2%)

5
10 (23.3%)

4
1 (2.3%)

3
0 (0.0%)

2
0 (0.0%)

1
0 (0.0%)

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ShunnCast #25

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Epidode #25 of "ShunnCast" is now available, in which a cold, lonely Christmas comes to the Alberta plains, telephonic miscommunication ensues, and Bill executes a daring missionary escape plan. Plus, an observance of September 11th.

http://www.shunn.net/podcast?id=25

See also [info]shunncast.

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Idiocracy found ... sort of

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Remember when I was trying to track down screening locations for the new Mike Judge film, Idiocracy? Darel Jevens of the Chicago Sun-Times found one, liked the movie, and says this:

About 20 people were in the theater when I saw "Idiocracy." Just being able to track down the movie despite its stealthy release makes them more nimble-minded than every 26th century clod in the movie, as well as the Fox geniuses so certain that it couldn't be sold....

Chicago is one of only seven cities where "Idiocracy" can be seen. Fox execs are hoping you will skip it, so they can justify their certainty that it was doomed to failure and pat themselves on the back for burying it.

But you're too smart for that.  [full article]

Too bad New York still doesn't seem to be one of the cities on the list. I'd kind of like to buy a ticket to a Chicago screening just to protest the movie's marketing.

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Ewe, gross!

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Mother python:  "Petey, what's that in your mouth?"
Kid python:  "Muttin', ma!"

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Kevin's trailer

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My friend filmmaker Kevin Lee is one of three finalists in a contest to create a trailer for the Asian Pacific American Film Festival.

Vote Kevin in 2006!

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Work at sunny Kabab Cafe!

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Looks like Ali is in need of a new sous chef:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/ret/202719551.html

If you've been putting off that move to Gotham, now's your chance!

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I'm your huckleberry

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Strangely, just a few weeks ago I told Laura I'd be willing, if only it would help make the world a safer place, to make the same sacrifice Eric Schwartz proposes at the end of his new song:

"Clinton Got a Blowjob" (mp3)

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Superdudes

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How Superman should have ended:

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