Saturday, December 27, 2008

505 Christmas Spirit

I was feeling generous and decided to give you all hypothetical gifts. Enjoy.

Some dope snow tires so you can ride dirty all year long.

A jar of peanut butter because I know you love it so much.

A bunch of high school yearbooks so you can scope all the under 18 hotties.

A strap on wiener so you don't have to screw your dick on anymore.

All my presents because you were thoughtful enough to shotty them on Christmas morning.

So, merry Christmas. Enjoy the gifts boys...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008


that's funny mark, i just signed onto the blog with the intention of making a dream post.

my dreams are getting smarter, i'm telling you. i think my mind has gotten to a point where it requires or expects some kind of abstract thought. since i don't have you buffoons around to ponder the big questions in life with my mind is having conversations with itself in my dreams. or maybe i'm just going crazy. this one occurred sometime between 7 and 8:30 this morning:

me and tom were in some weird park right after it rained. it was very late, to the point where it was still dark but almost morning. during the whole dream there was some woman in the shadows watching and listening to us. we knew she was there but never mentioned her or felt uncomfortable about it. we had an intense conversation not unlike we would after smoking. the conversation flowed in a logical manner, which is rare for my dreams. usually they are just bat shit insane. the conversation stemmed from me stating that although i was bored with being home at first, i was starting to get used to the simple way of life. we talked about the concept of boredom, how it is developed in one's mind and how our minds respond and acclimate themselves to their environment. we decided that it is very similar to physical acclimation in the sense that it occurs as a coping mechanism to negative stimulus. the majority of the conversation, though, was on whether this 'adjustment' was a positive or negative thing. we questioned whether getting used to your environment and 'settling' with what you have diminished the drive for something more out of life. we then argued whether being happy with less was a negative thing at all, since you are in fact happy. i can go on, but i want to save it for a blunt when i get back. when i woke up i thought it was funny that my mind was basically having a conversation with itself through an image of tom. the conversation developed just as it would have if i was having a conversation with someone else in my waking life. tom brought up points out of no where that i found intriguing and built on, but the whole time it was actually my own mind that was posing these points and intriguing itself. it's crazy what your mind is capable of.


i just started reading Science at the Edge today. I'm only about 70 pages in but i can already tell that it is just what i was looking for. i can't wait to talk about it when i get back.

I don't think I am going to be able to make the Boston show. I forgot about a Christmas party that Jay planned at his apartment. I'm going to be seeing Caleb tonight and tomorrow, and Transit is playing brooklyn next saturday (dec. 27th) anyway. you guys should try to make it down for that weekend, if at all possible.

i tried wings at this bar with tom last night. matt barnes said they were better than wt's so i was interested. he was sadly mistaken; wt's wings are infinitely better.

stay warm but stay frosty,

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I had a dream...

I had a dream we were all smoking weed out of a harmonica. I'm not sure if this is possible, but it was pretty cool for a dream and it makes me wonder what other household objects / musical instruments lend themselves to smoking...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

An Addition to the 505 Winter Break Reading List

Another proposed reading:
The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts.

Who are you? Who am I? I still don't know but I believe reading this book was a step in the right direction towards figuring it all out. It is philosophy, and it reads like philosophy. take your time and really think it over (kind of like how we watched waking life).

Also, to unzip the music files you download:

download this program first. after you download the albums they should save to your desktop. if you right click the icon you should be able to click 'extract files...'. that should do it.

this blog has tons of music on it:

go through it see anything catches your fancy. (i just skimmed and saw some small brown bike, jawbreaker, casket lottery)

happy hunting,

505 Winter Break Reading Assignment

Grab a dime bag, roll a joint, and prep your b-holes: the first 505 reading assignment is here. I suggest John Brockman's Science at the Edge (the updated version), a compilation of modern scientific thought challenging the established intellectual culture behind the theory and practice of contemporary arts and humanities. So run out to Barnes & Nobles, stay frosty, and expand your mind over the holidays.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Keep Looking Up!

Friday, December 5, 2008

"Stovetop" REVISED

The game is played with a ping pong ball and a glass cup filled with beer on the top of the stove.

This is a team game. All players are playing against the stovetop cup.

The rotation is set by the players before the game begins. The heroes from previous stovetop matches go first in order of recency.

Each player gets two shots per turn.

Games are one hour long. If the team has failed to make the shot after the hour there is one final "overtime" rotation in which each player gets one last turn. There is no time limit in overtime. If the cup is still not made, the team loses.

If a player gets the first shot of his turn off before the end of the hour he may finish his turn before overtime.

The ball must bounce from the floor to the door to be a valid shot. A shot hitting the door first or bouncing off of the wall or molding is a foul ball and does not count, even if the cup is made.

To take a valid shot all players must be present in the room or unofficially absent. Shooting while a player is on official leave from the room results in a drinking penalty of half a beer.

Players must announce when they are leaving the room by flicking the lights off and on. This is an official leave. If the player leaves the room without announcing it and a shot is taken the shot is valid and the player who failed to announce his leave drinks half a beer on top of the drink total from any shot(s) taken.

Sinking the cup when someone is out of the room on official leave results in all players pouring their beers on the shooter and a loss.

If the shot is a foul or fails to hit the stove the shooter drinks 2.

If a shot hits the front of the stove (a "stoveshot") all players other than the shooter drink 1.

If a shot hits the top of the stove (a "stovetop") all players other than the shooter drink 2

If a stovetop hits the stovetop cup after bouncing all players other than the shooter drink 3.

If a shot hits the cup on a fly all players other than the shooter drink 4.

Drinks may be taken after each shot or cumulatively after the shooters turn.

A player that shoots out of turn gets his turn skipped in the following rotation.

If a player goes out of turn and sinks the cup the team loses and beer is poured on the shooter.

If a shot hits a player and would have been a stoveshot then the player that interfered drinks half a beer, unless the interfering player is the shooter. The other players then take either 1 or 2 drinks depending on whether the shot would have been a stoveshot or a stovetop.

If a shot that would have missed the stove hits off of another player and goes into play the shot is still a miss and no drinks are taken. (this includes the other player's drink if it is in his hands, and anything else he may be wearing or holding)

A valid shot may bounce off of anything other than a player to be in play. All inanimate objects in the kitchen are part of the field, including other players' drinks if they are put down.

The next player in rotation may not shoot until the player has announced the drink total from his turn.

If the shot is valid and goes in the cup, the team wins and the game is over. All players should take healthy swigs of their drinks. This is an incredible achievement and intense celebration should ensue.