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April 14th, 2003

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back in seattle.

sleepy.

busy day tomorrow, but will likely post something deeply witty and profound nonetheless. or at least vaguely entertaining....

thoughts on humor

(The following post was made possible in part by this.)

A passage from Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land:

"I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts... because it's the only thin that'll make it stop hurting.

... The things that do happen on Mars which we laugh at here on Earth aren't funny because there is no wrongness about them. Death, for example."

"Death isn't funny."

"Then why are there so many jokes about death? Jill, with us - us humans - death is so sad that we must laugh at it. All those religions - they contradict each other on every other point but each one is filled with ways to help people be brave enough to laugh even though they knew they are dying."


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*yawn*

very tired. haven't gotten much done today. I'm starting to think there's something about this apartment that just plunges me into lethargy. it may just be that I'm here so much (but I haven't been here for the last week and a half!). when I go outside, I'm happy - but I can't get stuff *done* outside.

hoping today was just sleep dep, and adjusting to being back up north. tomorrow I must must must finish taxes; and pick up mail, and hope the information I need to finish the taxes is in it somewhere.

I take my second degree in nineteen days.

flash me, baby

oh yeah - one thing I did do today was install and start learning Flash.

it rocks my world. it's got tools that I've been wishing for years photoshop had (gradient distortion, wooo!).

and on my way back from babalonyieh and regulus666's this evening I stopped in the evil that is Twice Sold Tales - and found a book I have only ever seen in the bookase of a friend of mine in Maine (Thea). _Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do_, by Peter McWilliams. The first few chapters, at least, are the book I would want to write if I ever sat down to write out my sociopolitical philosophy. Fabulous stuff. (Needless to say, it's now MINE.)

and now, I think I shall succumb to the lure of an early bedtime.

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