2001feb01. Someone needs to get off their ass and create a service that I like to call The Dump. You give them all the crap you want to sell on ebay, half, etc, and theyll try to get the best price for it in exchange for a, say, 10% cut of the action. PEOPLE WANT TO GET RID OF THEIR SHIT. Whos getting off their ass? This is gold, baby. The Dump.
2001feb01. Zo. I am in a boat that other people are in. The boat is this. I have a large number of new wave LPs and EPs (made with delicious vinyl) to sell. And of course, it would take forever on ebay. And of course, the shoppes, they give you very little coin. So what to do? You tell me.
2001feb02. Damn do I want a donut right now. Please send me a donut.
Cardhouse Donut Fufillment RequestThanks.
Current Address CA 90210
2001feb02. I recently made the administrative decision to leave my computer speakers on even if Im not actively using them, because of Californias continuing power crisis. However, this means that when I run into a website that uses background MIDI, the MIDI will suddenly blast away on my speakers, startling me. I already hate MIDI as much as one can hate a file format, I dont need any help. I have attempted to remove all of MIDI helpers my little asinine Netscape program has pointed to, but the MIDI continues. The worst part is trying to find a solution to this nightmare I end up on pages that have reams of information on how to play MIDI, but none on how to remove it. Of course each of these pages is overly-eager to demonstrate exactly how to embed MIDI into their pages. The web needs a new filter which I call Reaching Through The Screen And Strangling The Person Responsible For Making You Listen To Lean On Me In MIDI Format Format.
2001feb03. I visit estate sales on occasion. Usually, once a year, I end up visiting A Total Wipeout.
1) An entire family buys the farmIt is a strange surreal feeling, as if youre the ghost who has dropped in on someone elses life. The item that jumped out at me was a boys sketchbook, filled with monsters.
2) The estate sales company, for some reason, decides to place only a few pricetags on the bigger pieces; the rest of the house is left in situ.
2001feb03. A few nights ago I had a dream about a perfect piano. It would be squat, but with full-size keys. Like an upright piano with the top chopped off. Today I went to an estate sale, and there it was a Wurlitzer from the 50s or so. Already sold. A few other people in the room had the look of horror in their faces when one of the sellers announced that she had already sold the piano to someone else for one hundred dollars.
hi, the link to the haw flakes page
is not working. Could you let me know what haw is exactly. I love to eat
the candy and what to know what it is i am eating. also i heard a rumor
that the FDA has banned haw flakes, do you know anything about that?
thanks for your time,
Haw flakes are made from the Hawthorne fruit. I responded to the FDA concerns awhile ago in email to someone else. Here I reprint the mail exchange and append notes to it:
are you sure that the dye contained in haw flakes is the safe one? check out this page (link no longer works) on the FDA site which seems to indicate otherwise. andy
That page chronicles the US detention of haw flakes (and slices) from a company named Zibo Minyue Food Co., Ltd.The two companies that I have purchased haw flakes from (and are discussed on other pages) are named Shan Zha Bing, and Sunflower.Now, perhaps Zibo Minyue owns or is somehow responsible for the product for each or both of these companies. I dont know. More contact and background information about Zibo Minyue is available at this page (which is no longer up, of course), which will cause anyone familiar with the Tufte school of visualization to twitch uncontrollably.
But considering the content of the page, as difficult as that is to do, it appears that Zibo Minyue is a new company, whereas the haw flakes from Shan Zha Bing and Sunflower certainly look, from the packaging alone (this is Sunflower; if I remember correctly, Shan Zha Bing looks mysteriously the same minus said flower on the top of the package) as if they've been around forever. And hey, the package lists only two ingredients: haw, and sugar. As I mentioned in the article, the color is completely unappetizing it looks like some new company figured on eliminating this roadblock to increased sales but their zeal has defeated them! DEFEATED THEM I TELL YOU!
It may be the case that the FDA has actually banned haw flakes for good, but the Chinese grocery stores wouldnt sell them if that was true. The FDA has definitely detained haw flakes, from different manufacturers, for an unsafe color one instance is detailed above; I have seen two others. I have not seen the two most common haw flakes brands detained. I am also aware that MANY different products are detained by the FDA for various reasons (food-borne illness is really hot lately), it just seems that everyone is more aware of foreign products being detained. The Sunflower brand uses FD&C Red #40, which is legal (more info: here). There are various other people on the internet who are blindly passing along the FDA rumor. Personally, after reading about FD&C Red #40, I am no longer going to be eating haw flakes I have been attempting to eliminate synthetic flavorings from my meals, and propylene glycol doesnt sound too appetizing (again, this is a common food coloring in the US and is, in the governments view, safe; this is not the color people are speaking of when they mention that haw flakes are banned by the FDA). In the end, you will have to make your own decision regarding the consumption of haw flakes.
2001feb06. I believe there is an additional integer somewhere between five and nine. Its not six, nor seven. eight? No. Im working on it.
2001feb08. Window-shopping today at one of the remaining online retailers. This message popped up.
People who bought The Great Race Records Vol. 3 Okeh also bought:
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits
Dave Matthews Band: Crash
Macy Gray: On How Life Is
Kid Rock: The History of Rock
2001feb10. The Antique Road Show is an antique appraisal program created by the BBC and later spun off into a second, American series. This is what I call The Antique Road Show Poem. By me.
Did you look at the bottom?
No. No. No no no.
Three thousand. Four thousand.
Perhaps the rain will improve my painting.
Its been in your family for nine thousand years?
Im excited to see the striping, you dont see that much.
This is the most amazing piece weve ever seen. Today.
This hat was made out of an armadillo.
I love maps.
Do you have any idea of how much its worth?
No. No. No sir, no.
Could you perhaps smear your greasy appraiser fingers across my parchment?
Its been in my family many, many years. How much is it worth?
These cigarette butts were smoked by General Lee.
If you were to give this clock a bath
perhaps you could be its bath buddy"?
The poems that he wrote usually werent credited, so to see this is a rare thing indeed. And thats good.
2001feb14. Chip Buttie. Chip Buttie, one Pound ... Chip Buttie. The Chip Buttie is ridiculous. Chip Buttie & Chip Buttie Splash (also note Spam Fritter, Battered Mars Bar). Chip Butties What The Hell Is A Chip Buttie Already You Stupid Shit Website Administrator.
2001feb16. Ive eaten too many chip-type snacks and am now rather ill. Your cards and letters are appreciated during this troubling time. This has nothing to do with the earlier chip buttie entry. Chip Buttie.
2001feb21. News: SUVs are not big enough. We need to make them bigger. Here is a bigger SUV. I went on vacation this past weekend and of course there was the requisite SUV rollover and smashing into the telephone pole. It happens every time I go on vacation. Perhaps these larger SUVs will provide more comical rolling and crashing antics for America.
2001feb21. Ebay. Special thanks to Lo for hurting my brain.
Thats the hot new catch phrase Ive been telling you about. Its kicking that ALL YOUR BASES ARE BACK BELONGS US NOW thing all over the place.
2001feb22. Lux Timer. Who writes the copy on this? Great for hundreds of uses.What, so if I use it one thousand times it will crap out on me? Because you better not be telling me that hundreds of uses means I can time boiling eggs and drag-strip races and etc. Also, the copywriter left out the most important part: THE ROCKET. Its right there. Its the handle. See it? Sometimes Ive got my head in the noose and I look down at the counter and I see that little rocket and I know everythings going to be all right.
2001feb22. So were in L.A., right? And of course we go to the MJT, and the Bottle Village. We also went to a restaurant supply store, and bought a bunch of Chinese food containers for god knows what, trinket holders to send to friends. But they also had drinking cups with the Koca-Kola (in actuality a well-known brand of brown sugar water) logo on em. So whats the point? Nobody gets any money from Koke for this, theyre just for sale. Here, advertise for us. We'll give you ... zero dollars, hows that sound?
2001feb22. PINEAPPLE POOH. INSECT POOH. PINE SNAKE POOH. DEVIL POOH. But why is one of the Poohs POOH AS DOG instead of ... oh. [going for second payoff] These all sound like martial-arts moves to me. BLINDING PINE SNAKE POOH JAB OF FURY. [via lo, pooh master]
2001feb23. When I was much younger, I lived on a farm for a short period of time. There were many farm animals that wandered about the property, but the one I liked the most was the chicken that had eyes that repeatedly bulged out revealing dollar signs. I miss that farm. (2006: I cant believe this ad is still there)