We are having a Barbecue on Sunday around 2pm. Everybody is invited. BYObeer, if you have any Keen came home on Wednesday and brought along a copy of Dan Brown’s “Angels and Demons” which is about the Illuminati and their infiltration of the Masons. I did a bunch of reading as of late and man, the Illuminati are interesting. Also of great interest is the vast amount of Masonic symbols and rituals that are existant in the Mormon church. I am told that Brown’s next book will address exactly that. Surely an inflammatory author, but one that has definitely made me want to learn as much as I can about religious symbology and more importantly, the pedigree of religion & power.
Yay! Tore is back in town. We went out on the town and had some alchohol. ANd then we playe dpool. And then we drank some more! And then we went to tonys’ and hgad som emore alcohol, me a jaegera bomb an dhim … som ehard alcohol, as he is a total alcohdol snob and think sthat scotch is the bst! Good Times. WE saw MIke LEee too, but he was playin gpinball and did not hav emuch time fo rchiatchat. So we left. Yay fo ralchool. I am the lightesteswewgiht around: 3 beers and a shot of yager an dI’m feeling pretty good. Time for bwed! [b]Update[/b] – Yay, I’m not hungover! That was a nice and pleasant surprise this morning. Must have been the 4 huge glasses of water I drank. Okay, so last night at 3:10am, I’m laying there in bed, tossing and turning and this white early-90s acura integra pulls up and parks in our parking lot, next to James car. I was like WTF MOFO !? I mean, wow, it’s 3am, wtf are they doing. So this dude gets out, and then this hot-as-fuck chick gets out. Like WOW hot. So then they proceed through our back gate (!!?!?!!?) and try all the doors on the church. Yep. The backdoor, the sidedoor, blah blah. And then they get in their car, make a lot of racket, and leave. wtf, mate?
Okay, so new things going on. The first and foremost will be Drama. WOO DRAMA MOFO! Mike Lee swung by the store wednesday (05/19) the other day and brought with him …. Matt Byrne! I was overjoyed to see him in his already-drunk-off-his-ass glory *cough*. I had heard that he was off the drunkard bandwagon, was going to school, you know, cleaning up his life. Well, that’s not the case. They show up and we’re chilling and whatever, and Matt is fucking crazy. Crazy Drunk. And Crazy. Eventually he tires out and goes out to pass out in his car. Mike and I are chilling, doing nothing and *ring_ring* my cell phone rings. It’s Matt’s mom. Now, if Matt is in town, he is going to hang out with one of three people. 1. Emily. HAHAHA. No. 2. Mike Lee. Sure, but he is the most unreachable fellow in CoSprgs. 3. Me. And she has my cell #. So she calls me looking for him. I hand Mike the phone and say handle it, as I was doing something else? So the first thing she asks him is if Matt has been drinking … Mike stalls and says that he thinks he’s upstairs playing computer games (this is all going down at the store). He gets out to Matt’s car and tries to rouse him from his stupor to no avail. So he tells Matt’s mom that he’s “taking a shit”. She immediately goes crazy, asking “what’s going on!?” And he says “he’s taking a shit, he’ll call you back in a few.” Reasonable for covering a buddy, right? Right. So Mike and I shoot the shit for like 30 mins, and go outside to burn one and Matt’s car is gone! Driven by a heinously drunk Matt! Woo good times! We have a good laugh, and continue on with our conversation. I have turned my cell phone off by now to avoid Matt’s mom. At about 11:15pm, we’re closing, and turn my cell on to get my messages. Of course she called: “Okay this is xxxx xxxxxx, I would like to have your address. If you don’t call me back in the next 5 minutes with your address, then I will call the police and I will have them lookup your address by this phone number. I will have the police meet me over there, and I am going to take everything that is mine, which is Matthews cellphone, Matthews car keys, Matthews car, mm, there’s another set of keys that he has in his jacket, his credit (bzzt)” and it cuts off for some unknown reason. Man, that’s a super message to receive. So I call her back. At 11:15pm, which I’m hoping she’ll really appreciate. “Hi xxxx xxxxxx, this is Randal Kohutek. I am calling to let you know that you should never call me again. I do not appreciate being threatened, nor do I appreciate being threatened to be visited by the police. I have no affiliation with Matt, and only saw him because he stumbled into my store drunk off his ass. If you would like to call me about this, please save your breath and don’t.” And that is that. He must have had a second set of keys, as I have his first set right here. Surprisingly enough, I have not heard from either of them. I find it quite amazing that he enters town and there is _instant_ drama. Guh.
Okay, so I was at the store the other night and Shawn and his g/f Emily showed up with Paulie. We hung out and chatted, ’twas a good time … Shawn’s such a cool/laid back guy. I had a good time just chillin. So they leave, and I’m getting ready to close. So I’m standing outside burning one, and this drunk-off-her-ass girl starts coming down Nevada. Now, this is brightly-lit Nevada, so I see her coming from at least a block away. As she lists perilously from side to side, I notice that she has no shoes on. Not even typical-CC style flesh-colored flipflops that are impossible to see. I really mean no shoes. So she kinda staggered by and neither of us said anything. It was very odd. Okay, so the other day I had this whacked out dream. I for some reason was in a school, sitting in a hallway against the wall in a desk. Oddly enough, I had a pistol and an M16. Why, I do not know. So this kid comes out of the classroom across the hallway, followed by scary-looking SWAT clad police. So they’re doing there thing and I’m just sitting there. And then they finished with him, and I just got up to leave, totally not realizing that I had two weapons at my desk. So I get up and start to walk out, and the police yell ‘hey, stop right there!” as they have no doubt seen the M16. So then I was like “OK” … and then they came running up, and then I woke up, totally wondering why I wasn’t in prison. I can’t explain how freaked out I was. Crazy. As told by James, I was asleep on the couch the other night, and he came into the room and turned on the light and said “oh, you’re in here” and I apparently replied with “I’m not asleep, freebsd install … ds3 … ” and then went back to sleep. I find this discomforting. Less BSD, More Normal. kthx. [b]Update – 05/18 @ 2:18p[/b] LOL, I saw this quote while randomly browsing: [i]I am 22 years old. It’s kinda scary to realize I’m an adult now. It’s even scarier to realize all the other adults are as clueless as me.[/i] …. wow, I feel the same way :-/ Lauren emailed me and asked to take down the Why Lauren’s A Bitch article. It was written by Laura, so I asked what she thought. Unfortunately, I have not heard from her. I would post the email but I lost if. Damn. I think she’s worried about what people think since she is getting out of the military soon (holy shit, it’s been 4 years !?) Regardless, it involves ideas like “it’s childish” and “[lauren’s] parents agree that it’s immature”. The Real News is this: that is okay! I’m ‘mature’ for 18+ hours a day! Why not be immature on a worthless website! wooo! Fuck you ! And your parents too !
Welp, I have a brand new Compaq Presario SR1010NX sitting on my desk. I’ll take a photo of it here in a few minutes and maybe upload it. Ahhh, the wonders of having a PC. w0ot. Paulie swung by the store … two nights ago? to show off his brand new Jeep. He has the extenda-version that is ~2, maybe 3 feet longer than a normal Wrangler, and it’s hot. Soooo nice. GJ Paulie 😀 Keen is off in Las Vegas again, which is no fun. For him or me 😉 But yea, he’s down there until nearly the end of the month, so there won’t be a whole lot happening until he gets back because I am a lazy slob who doesn’t go out unless there is somebody else to go with. And Keen’s my wingman. Sidekick. Buddy. So you know. I watched the Nick Berg beheading video and read a whole truckload of the websites / news things about it. I personally think he’s kinda foolish (at least that’s what I gather from the news) but that video is so over the top. It’s horrendous. I highly advise you don’t watch it, as it is sickening. Like … you think of beheading where a guy takes a huge axe or sword and just goes WHACK and off pops the head with no muss and no fuss. Well. No. Two words: Butcher Knife. There’s a bazillion videos/mirrors of it, just Google it if you want to feel like retching. Associated Links: [L=http://us.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/11/iraq.main/index.html]http://us.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/05/11/iraq.main/index.html[/L] [L=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,119854,00.html]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,119854,00.html[/L] [L=http://www.lnreview.co.uk/links/001808.php]http://www.lnreview.co.uk/links/001808.php[/L] [L=http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405130028.html]http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200405/200405130028.html[/L] [L=http://www.wluctv6.com/Global/story.asp?S=1863845]http://www.wluctv6.com/Global/story.asp?S=1863845[/L] [L=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,119810,00.html]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,119810,00.html[/L] So I don’t know what to make of that. I mean, Holy Shit, Beheading!? Does anybody else think that’s a little nuts? I can see shooting. I can even see raping. Maybe even Burning. But Beheading? Grisly. I am outraged at “them” and at the US Leadership for waging this whole debacle. I’ve read that some people are thinking “Dumb contractor roaming Iraq alone = dead”. I’ve read some people who think that this is retaliation for the Prison Camp Abuse, and some people who think these are just sick fucks and their actions justify the US being there. Read the links, put your opinions below.
I have no HPI laptop anymore, it is being shipped somewhere after I formatted it the other night. It is very difficult being a network/systems admin sans PC. I’m going to mention Jared’s website again. I went back and started reading through the comments on the previously linked article and man, those people have _WAY_ too much time on their hands. What happened to writing concise arguments? This is writing, not talking — if it’s going to be written, it should be as clear and as brief as possible. Please note, however, that this is a post/rant, not an argument, and that I am henceforth not bound by such rules. Additionally, I am not a 19-20 year old college student that prizes their super-human brain power, has nothing to do and enjoys masturbating their own ego with prolific posts on a website about a nearly-nondebatable topic. Yes, I just insulted all of them. Good Game, me. Why non-debatable? To me objectivism is a philosophy of life. Generally, people like it or they don’t. If they don’t they are usually ignorant schmucks, but there are a few that aren’t total fucking idiots who actually understand the concepts, yet choose otherwise. Props.Going with that, it’s like trying to persuade a tree to uproot and move over to that sunny spot because I want to water behind the tulips — it isn’t going to happen. Sure, you can debate the merits of it, but it usually boils down to “am I a crybaby who would be afraid of a world where people would be required to produce or not?”. Amazingly, it seems like most people are terrified of having to make results. Of having to do. Of having to lead. So that’s my rant. No comments, please. I had some other stuff to post, but that was at the front of my mind, so I might update again when inspiration hits me.
Okay, so some things to post about. Shit, I don’t know. How about recent news. James has a girlfriend, her name is Rebecah (sp?) and she is nice. I’ve been out to Hooters twice recently for lunch on Sundays. Paulie, Matt and I used to do it every single Sunday before he left for Iraq. But Paulie’s back, so I guess we’re going to do it again. It’s pretty fun. Linkification: [L=http://grouphug.us/random]Anonymous online confessions page[/L] – good read? [L=http://pupismyname.shackspace.com/red.light.means.stop.jpg]Two photos of a guy getting hit by a car[/L] [L=http://rand0m.org/temp/ad_nutrigrain_ifeelgreat.mov]Hilarious Nutrigrain commercial[/L] I finished reading “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown. It is a really really really really good book. I very strongly recommend it to everybody, especially if you’re into history or into little factoids about the history of words and such. It has a very powerful, very much debated premise that the Catholic Church inspired the demise of Paganism, and with it the celebration of femininity and it’s association with Godliness. I simply cannot say how good it was. The first night I started it, I was up until 6am reading. Can’t put it down, can’t say enough good things about the thought, the research and the idealogy that went into the book. Jared has a writeup on [L=http://jared.seehafer.net]his website[/L] about what Objectivism is and is not. He decries his own writing saying that it’s not precise enough, and while I agree to some extent, it’s pretty well done. Not so much on the acadamian level, but more on the “this feels like what it’s supposed to be”. Go read it, so you can of course lambast him like all the other groupthinkers will. GG. I had a whole bunch of other crap to post, I might put it up soon. I just don’t ever feel like updating. I know, I’m gay.