A moment of Floyd, before bed.


I want to tell you a story
About a little man
If I can.
A gnome named Grimble Grumble.
And little gnomes stay in their homes.
Eating, sleeping, drinking their wine.

He wore a scarlet tunic,
A blue green hood,
It looked quite good.
He had a big adventure
Amidst the grass
Fresh air at last.

Wining, dining, biding his time.
And then one day – hooray!
Another way for gnomes to say

Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn’t it good?
Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn’t it good?
Winding, finding places to go.
And then one day – hooray!
Another way for gnomes to say

internet was down all day today at work.. still down now. hopefully it’ll return by Monday midday, with the new drive and router.

Lots of politics happening there… but I think it’ll end well.

Tomorrow, midday, I’m going to a birthday lunch/dinner probably won’t go too late…. long enough for pizza and a movie, I think. I hope that whatever DVD gets picked is one I’ve not seen in a while.

Thinking about my beloved… she makes me happy, deep within my heart.

I’ll play the Friday five –

Looks like the internet at work is still down. I wonder how that’s affecting production and what we’re doing to get files transferred.

I wonder if exchange server is dead, too? No email is pretty bad. I think that I’ll trot in my laptop, just in case. Off to the job. Later, dear journal.

Weekend Musts –

Spend some quality time with m’loves… Sweetheart and Newtles.

Get goodies to Sweetie, Rob, and Moira.

Enjoy the weekend

Finish Homepage (make it all match new layout, anyhow.)

Obtain –

  • Kitty Litter
  • Newt-food
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Washington Mutual info
  • clean laundry
  • supplemental groceries

The brain is a symbiotic parasite – but some (much maligned) individuals have found a way to break free of it’s tyrannical influence!

Why is it that some creatures get along perfectly fine without brains and some don’t? And also, why is it that the brain always has that oh-so-convenient protective shell of bone for every animal that has it? And why is it that the sensory organs are always mounted in such a way that the point of view is from the brain’s perspective?

Well try this idea on for size: Maybe the brain is actually a symbiotic parasite, possibly even extraterrestrial in origin!
There was a time when all the native life forms of earth were all without brains, then all of a sudden creatures with brains started popping up. Usually it was the creatures with the robust bodies that got brains, so perhaps the reason this occurred was because the brains had weak, probably invertebrate bodies and wanted to trade up.

As I mentioned, it was a symbiotic relationship, because brains have a superior ability to process sensory input and store useful information for later. At first it would have been fairly crude, with the brains making connections with the soft tissue and nervous systems of creatures they worked with.

Eventually, somewhere down the track, brains developed the ability to drastically alter the physiology of the creatures they worked with, so that they could ride in rather than on their partner creatures.
This works with the extraterrestrial origin theory, as brains could in fact be aliens with biotechnology far superior to our own…so while we are busy building cars and helicopters and spaceships to ride about in, the brains just saw about adapting what nature had created for their own use.

Eventually it got to the point where many creatures were born with a brain inside them as a functioning vital organ, which was much more efficient than each brain attaching itself to a host. In fact, by now the symbiotic relationship is so strong that those creatures who are born with brains can no longer function without them, due to control of vital homeostasis processes. This was probably intentional, as the brains early on would have ensured ‘loyalty’ by threatening a host with extreme pain or even death through heart palpitations.

Of course, this isn’t a hard and fast rule. Remember zombies?

They’ve got no brains, and what are they always trying to eat? That’s right – Brains!

Zombies are arguably the best representation of humanity’s natural state in modern times. Somehow or other they have managed to break the cycle of bondage to our brains that we are all born with, and they’re pissed off and out for revenge!

So if you see a zombie, feel free to gladly let him or her eat your brains, because they’re actually doing you a great favor.

See also the Zombie Nutritionist.

Today’s my brother’s birthday. Another year seeps in like a fairy fart under a cellar door. He’s thirty. Hard to believe, really…I still think of him as the tow-haired six year old kid who liked to go fishing off the pier. I wonder how he’d like to celebrate? I’ll give him my best wishes tonight, and take him out this weekend for supper and gifties. I’ve already burned him a few Type O Negative, Megadeath, and White Stripes CD’s.

Misc fun linkies and info I’ve obtained via the mail yesterday… they build up when I don’t read for a day.

It appears that electromagnetism and gravity may influence each other. This would be pretty incredible if it is verified.

Dialtones is a large-scale concert performance whose sounds are wholly produced through the carefully choreographed dialing and ringing of the audience’s own mobile phones.

Addictive headline generator. It looks like this thing polls for new headlines and randomly cuts them up Burroughs style.

The Forbes Fictional Fifteen Oooh…it must PO Lex Luthor that Bruce Wayne is worth so much more.

Random Tour guide store about underground Seattle: