the problem of everything

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March 23, 2003
Heh, sorry yesterday was so mimimal...though really, doesn't MC Hammer say everything that needs to be said about current geopolitical situation?

Slight page redesign...I realized that I had totally removed any links to single day entries, so I added the "link" links above, though I'm not crazy about the placement so far. Any suggestions?

Quote of the Moment
What makes the universe so hard to comprehend is that there's nothing to compare it with.
"Funny Times" is a comic and humor newspaper out of Cleveland (after it, "Editorial Humor" was a big disappointment...) This quote sounds deep, and it sort of is, but it misses the idea that all the time we're comparing the universe to the way we think the whole enchillada SHOULD be. (And by that standard, it kind of sucks...)

Toy of the Moment
This example of "the Oat-fueled Fury of Wilford Brimley" (press the "Smack Him" button--the "tasty way to do it" indeed!) is blatantly stolen from's review of Wilford Brimley Battle, a "ROM-hack" of "River City Ransom" for the old NES. They have an entire page of Hacked Rom Reviews, where would be clever gamers modify the graphics and more rarely, the gameplay of older video games, usually into forms heavy on the phalluses, drugs, racism, or all three. Anyway, most of the reviews are worth a quick skim rather than a full read, but why someone would go through all the trouble of changing the graphics in the first place is an open question.