What is good must be set apart from what is good for nothing

Tue 29 Nov 2005, 10:54 PM by Jay Kastner
"Apollo 13" by The Tears (collab btw Brett and Bernard, post-Suede).
Tue 29 Nov 2005, 10:13 PM by Jay Kastner
Mon 28 Nov 2005, 12:03 AM by Jay Kastner
It allows anonymous posts, but I would suggest adding your name+location at the end of the post. Please feel free to create new main discussion topics AND to forward a link to your friends...
Sat 26 Nov 2005, 05:41 PM by Jay Kastner
Here are the video clips. Note:

1. These are .3gp files.
2. You will need a newer version of Quicktime (free) to play them.
3. bauhaus_video.zip size is 1.6 MB.
4. The sound is terrible. Don't complain.
5. I seem to have lost the best clip, from "Stigmata Martyr".

Sat 26 Nov 2005, 03:39 PM by Jay Kastner

Good show. My only complaint was that the sound was muddy. I saw Love And Rockets in Cincy, and Daniel's guitar was crisp and clean. Not so last night. Same with vocals and bass guitar.

I didn't know Whorlando had so many goths. And the age range...very young to very old.

Peter and Daniel hugged several times during the show. Nice to see they're getting along so well. New material on the horizon?

Here are some pics, courtesy of my VX9800. Video clips are in progress.

P.S. Cristie: lame, lame, lame!

Sat 26 Nov 2005, 01:41 PM by Jay Kastner
Many of you know Debbie Lafave as the middle school teacher that had a "relationship" with one of her students. At one point, she claimed she was insane. Eventually, she got a nice plea deal.

Now answer this question: if the genders were reversed, would a guy have gotten a plea deal? I think not.

Now let's move on to some other interesting stuff related to this ordeal:
1. The Smoking Gun's report, complete with a diagram of her bedroom, stills and the actual police report.
2. A taped phone conversation with her boy toy.
3. A full transcript.
4. And best of all, news of a la-la-lesbian fling, ending with more damaged people (search for "Debra Lafave's high school lover breaks her silence").

Still think she deserves the plea deal?

Sat 26 Nov 2005, 12:55 PM by Jay Kastner
1. A time machine (sans DeLorean)
2. A clone of my cat, Moz
3. A new job that pays a gazillion $, but requires ~20 hours of work per week
4. Tina Fey, pre-baby
5. Zoloft (not for me)
6. A Hugo Chavez doll
Thu 24 Nov 2005, 10:33 PM by Jay Kastner
Thu 24 Nov 2005, 12:05 PM by Jay Kastner
Thu 24 Nov 2005, 11:58 AM by Jay Kastner
Wed 23 Nov 2005, 12:38 AM by Jay Kastner
Martha Stewart really likes Sugar Buns
Tue 22 Nov 2005, 11:49 PM by Jay Kastner
Tue 22 Nov 2005, 09:34 AM by Jay Kastner
Bill Murray: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?
Dan Aykroyd: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff.
Murray: Exactly.
Aykroyd: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling.
Harold Ramis: Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes...
Ernie Hudson: The dead rising from the grave.
Murray: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together--mass hysteria.
Mon 21 Nov 2005, 07:20 PM by Jay Kastner
Mon 21 Nov 2005, 01:14 AM by Jay Kastner
I particularly like the response to "Has being a vegetarian defined your life significantly"...
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Sun 20 Nov 2005, 10:07 PM by Jay Kastner
I'm done with my fucking three hour final exam for Managerial Economics.
Sun 20 Nov 2005, 01:53 PM by Jay Kastner
Everyone you know will die someday.
Sun 20 Nov 2005, 12:06 AM by Jay Kastner
"The Cedar Room" by the Doves.
Sat 19 Nov 2005, 06:29 PM by Jay Kastner
I hope (and predict) we will see an increase in the number of articles, comments, etc. along these lines...
Sat 19 Nov 2005, 05:15 PM by Jay Kastner
My Christmas wish list has not been posted yet, but will be soon. Mind the queue.
Sat 19 Nov 2005, 04:00 PM by Jay Kastner
If you're running Windows, watch out for KB891122:
Sat 19 Nov 2005, 03:59 PM by Jay Kastner
Emily Meanwell is not dead.
Wed 16 Nov 2005, 10:46 PM by Jay Kastner
The Topix site allows you to drill down to content you want. As you do this, the "XML" logo/link is updated to reflect an RSS feed to that point. What are RSS/Atom feeds you ask? Spend some time on Wikipedia. Welcome to 2005.

Need a good (free) RSS reader? I suggest RSS Reader or GreatNews

Wed 16 Nov 2005, 12:12 AM by Jay Kastner
Tue 15 Nov 2005, 11:51 PM by Jay Kastner
Ponder this: what if we all went to work tomorrow and acted like Dubya?
Tue 15 Nov 2005, 11:47 PM by Jay Kastner
Sat 12 Nov 2005, 02:55 PM by Jay Kastner
Sat 12 Nov 2005, 02:31 PM by Jay Kastner
Sat 12 Nov 2005, 12:39 PM by Jay Kastner
"Did I once sit down at the piano in my house in the last three years and try to work on these songs before the last weekend?" she asked, laughing. "No, I put everything off until the two days before we started rehearsals!"

That's great Fiona. Now shut the fuck up and disappear for another five or six years.


Sat 12 Nov 2005, 04:08 AM by Jay Kastner
I suck at poker
Fri 11 Nov 2005, 01:36 PM by Jay Kastner

In other news, I decided to issue a fatwa against Robertson, for his silly comments.

Fri 11 Nov 2005, 11:55 AM by Jay Kastner
You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbara Streisand sings for you.
You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So?
You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.
You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to get it. It is expensive and sour.
You have two cows. You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.
You have two cows. Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain.
You have two cows. You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one. You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses. Your stock goes up.
You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows. You go to lunch and drink wine. Life is good.
You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains. Most are at the top of their class at cow school.
You have two cows. You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour.
Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.
You have two cows but you don't know where they are. While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman. You break for lunch. Life is good.
You have two cows. You have some vodka. You count them and learn you have five cows. You have some more vodka. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.
You have all the cows in Afghanistan , which are two. You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature' s private parts. You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons.
You have two cows. They go into hiding. They send radio tapes of their mooing.
You have two bulls. Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.
You have one cow. The cow is schizophrenic. Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish. The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow. The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk. The cow asks permission to be cut in half. The cow dies happy.
You have a black cow and a brown cow. Everyone votes for the best looking one. Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one. Some people vote for both. Some people vote for neither. Some people can't figure out how to vote at all. Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.
You have millions of cows. They make real California cheese. Only five speak English. Most are illegals. Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.
Thu 10 Nov 2005, 09:50 PM by Jay Kastner
Thu 10 Nov 2005, 09:20 PM by Jay Kastner
Thu 10 Nov 2005, 07:50 PM by Jay Kastner
This site is powered by diet Dr. Pepper
Wed 9 Nov 2005, 11:32 PM by Jay Kastner
Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, Marijuana, Ecstasy and Alcohol. C-c-c-c-c-cocaine.
Tue 8 Nov 2005, 09:52 PM by Jay Kastner
Tue 8 Nov 2005, 09:42 PM by Jay Kastner
You cannot get the Ebola virus from a bowl of mixed nuts.
Mon 7 Nov 2005, 06:44 PM by Jay Kastner
"Did You Know?" will be a regular feature on Jay's Blog. I'll try to add one daily. Note: the "Did You Know?" entries may not be true, entirely true, have a point, or make sense. But they should make you smirk, smile, scratch your head or cringe. Today's entry:

Chocolate makes you fat.

Sun 6 Nov 2005, 11:27 PM by Jay Kastner
I'm probably going with the LG VX9800. Any other suggestions?
Sun 6 Nov 2005, 11:14 PM by Jay Kastner
"Run" by Supergrass.
Thu 3 Nov 2005, 08:49 PM by Jay Kastner
Thu 3 Nov 2005, 08:47 PM by Jay Kastner
Wed 2 Nov 2005, 10:45 PM by Jay Kastner
Wed 2 Nov 2005, 10:34 PM by Jay Kastner
Wed 2 Nov 2005, 10:07 PM by Jay Kastner
Dubya: "if we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare"

Well thank you for the info, Mr. king of the obvious.

OK, so here's how to write a speech for Dubya:
1) Find something bad. For this blog, well use "X". X is bad. Really bad. So repeat that five to ten times, depending on the length of the speech.
2) Next, say that if we don't do something about X, then X could happen (duh!). And of course that would be bad.
3) Follow this with a comment about how hard everyone in the administration is working on X, dropping a few names along the way.
4) Say you'll be asking congress for a lot of money to deal with X. This money will of course be funneled to Halliburton.
5) Say you expect a "bipartisan" response from congress, and look really, really serious doing so.
All done. Wasn't that easy? Did I miss anything? Add your comments...

Wed 2 Nov 2005, 08:20 PM by Jay Kastner
Wed 2 Nov 2005, 08:16 PM by Jay Kastner
And if the moon does not show tonight...
Tue 1 Nov 2005, 10:10 PM by Jay Kastner
Tue 1 Nov 2005, 09:42 PM by Jay Kastner
...this picture has new meaning.
Tue 1 Nov 2005, 01:56 PM by Jay Kastner
This post is about Jim Kauhs. That's "Kauhs", pronounced like "house". I work with him at Siemens. So, feel sorry for both of us. Anyway, Jim reads my blog like so many other people do (whatever). He is currently working on our web-based content management system called iCMS. It's been the source of many of my headaches, wrinkles and part of my receding hairline. So what do I know about Jim? He likes to work on his house. And gardening. And he just put in a nice entertainment system. He likes Panera like all good people do (and which is where I am now). You can also Google him with this link.