A combination of prayer and Ritalin...

Mon 19 May 2008, 06:57 PM by Jay Kastner
Didn't ya just know this was gonna happen?


Sun 18 May 2008, 07:26 PM by Jay Kastner
"I believe that if one man were to live out his life fully and completely, were to give form to every feeling, expression to every thought, reality to every dream --I believe that the world would gain such a fresh impulse of joy that we would forget all the maladies of mediaevalism, and return to the Hellenic ideal --to something finer, richer, than the Hellenic ideal, it may be. But the bravest man amongst us is afraid of himself. The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives. We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the wind, and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also."
-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey
Sun 18 May 2008, 07:19 PM by Jay Kastner
If I ever see you wearing a shirt this ugly, I'm probably going to kick your ass. It's a moral obligation or something, like so you don't scare children or cause traffic accidents.
Sat 17 May 2008, 10:24 PM by Jay Kastner
This morning I attended a concealed weapons permit class. It was held at a gun show, and the demographics of the other attendees...well, you can imagine. Although there were a supising number of young, attractive women (note to self: add that to the eHarmony profile that I don't have).

Tomorrow morning I have to go back for the shooting test. That was scheduled for today, but just before we drove to the shooting range, a police officer informed us that someone decided to pull a rent-a-suicide. That's where someone wants to kill themselves, but can't afford to buy a gun. They said it happens a lot. And if you think about it, that makes sense (no money...hard times...desperate...blah, blah).

Anyway, here are the top ten reasons why I am getting a concealed weapons permit:

1. Upon certification, I became an honorary republican, like Wendy.
2. Neither of my brothers wants to protect America from the terrorists like I do.
3. Unlike Erin, I don't hate the rights and freedoms afforded to American citizens.
4. This step was necessary to move from "semi-badass" to "full-blown badass".
5. Guns are loud and kick-ass. A concealed weapons permit just makes them super louder and kick-asser.
6. All the cool chicks dig guns and permits.
7. The permit gets me a two percent discount at WalMart, Denny's and the USPS (albeit in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky only).
8. Because Carsten, as a German citizen, can't.
9. It was a really tough course and I learned a lot about gun safety (see: LMAO).
10. Because Chris Obertin is a pussy and his wife would never let him get one.

Fri 16 May 2008, 12:35 AM by Jay Kastner
"I make a great difference between people. I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies. I have not got one who is a fool, they are all men of some intellectual power, and consequently they all appreciate me. Is that very vain of me? I think it is..."
-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey
Tue 13 May 2008, 11:49 PM by Jay Kastner
"The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly --that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to oneself. Of course they are charitable. They feed the hungry, and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion --these are the two things that govern us."
-Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey
Sat 3 May 2008, 05:24 PM by Jay Kastner
...just to help with the search engine ranking:


People, I do what I can, OK?

Sat 3 May 2008, 04:36 PM by Jay Kastner
There are so many things "right" about this post. Even though the average Mac user is marginally savvier and generally more stylish than the average PC user, they lose so many points for the unjustified god-damn-superior attitude. Ya know Macs get viruses too, and they certainly are not more secure. Macs crash (see article). And you overpay for the hardware by a factor of x2 to x3. Either you take the time to learn how to use a computer (any computer), or you don’t --buying a Mac doesn’t change that. So yeah, I loved this post...