dy Down

Switching to a new host; dy will be down for a bit this evening. Update: Well that certainly didn't work. Maybe I'll try again on the weekend. On the up side, while my email address was pointing to The Void I saw a significant decrease in spam.

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Photodissolution

We're having one of our rare bouts of sunny weather here in Seattle, and man am I exhausted. I must suffer from some kind of reverse photosynthesis. It's, like, the more direct sunlight I receive, the less energy I have. Maybe it's an adaptation, having been raised in the perpetually overcast Pacific Northwest. Maybe our bodies are trained to think

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How To Watch Attack Of The Clones

(See also: How To Watch The Phantom Menace, How To Watch Revenge of the Sith.) The general consensus is that Attack of the Clones, while not great, is much better than The Phantom Menace, though I've heard a few people express the opposite opinion. I think it basically comes down to one question: what do you find more excruciatingly unwatchable,

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The Bad Review Revue

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D: "There's sad news to report about The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D: Put on the cardboard glasses, and you can still see the movie." -- Make Clark, USA TODAY High Tension: "An inept Gallic version of an American psycho-killer/stalker movie, the movie is a model of multinational incompetence." -- Michael

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The N-Word

Headline News!Bush plays the Nazi card, June 28, 2004. Senator Byrd Compares Republicans To Nazis, March 02, 2005 GOP Senator Compares Democrats To Nazis, May 19, 2005 Senator Durbin Likens American Servicemen To Nazis, June 15, 2005Hey, you know what these teapot-contained tempests have in common? In none of them did the person who allegedly compared X to Nazis actually

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The Big Chill

I was thumbing through the yellow pages this morning and I saw an ad for "Universal Refrigeration." Man, those guys must be awesome. Keeping the whole ball of wax at zero degrees kelvin can't be easy. It would be fun to get a space heater and turn it up to "high," just to fuck with them.

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Masonry

This may be the last post ever on defective yeti, as I started this blog with one main objective and that objective has now been fulfilled. Yes, O envious Internet: I met Mighty Girl. Long-time readers know that I have based my entire on-line literary career on Margaret Mason's model: Mighty Girl started a blog devoted to conversations overheard on

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Books: Gringos

Gringos is a novel. It is by Charles Portis who lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. Thr book is about brightly painted walls and men in hats reading books. Just regular men wearing hats, not the 80's pop group "Men In Hats." If I had to describe Charles Portis I would agree with Ron Rosenbaum of Esquire

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How To Watch The Phantom Menace

(See also: How To Watch Attack of the Clones, How To Watch Revenge of the Sith.) No, I haven't seen Revenge Of The Sith yet. Stop asking. I had never intended to see it soon after it's opening, although I have resigned myself to the inevitability of seeing it in the theater eventually. Actually, I was kind of excited about

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Business Time

I was in the car this evening listening to 103.7 The Mountain, and they played a song so funny that it had me laughing out loud. I later checked their website for info on the song, but the track was omitted from the playlist. So I sent an email to Marty Riemer, The Mountain DJ who had played it. Not

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