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Friday, March 08, 2002
Scripting News sez: go with the flow...
Dave Winer writes: "Congrats to Rageboy for getting Slashdotted. Flow-wise this is quite significant." And he's in a position to know. OK, OK, I'll quit my bitching then. Especially as I'm getting the first new subs to EGR since the Upper Cambrian.

1:09 PM | link |

Slashdot reviews The Bombast Transcripts
Well, the truth has finally come out. Yes, I am a Yuppie Communist corporate shill trying to make the world safe for dot.com venture capitalism and the global hegemony of Enron. I was also responsible for the WTC terror and the war in Afghanistan. Anything else? Good review by Steve McLaughlin accompanied by the usual frothings of the rabid /. posterboys. Evidence, as if we needed more, that the War on Drugs is failing desperately.

12:50 PM | link |

EGR, the cult revealed!

9:55 AM | link |

Wednesday, March 06, 2002
So it's come to this: bombstickers. Aaiiiieeee! What next? I just want to make it clear that I am not responsible for this. I am not responsible, period.

4:20 PM | link |

Norlin's Complaint
"I LOVE owning my own business," Eric writes, "but damn the shit can make you crazy sometimes." Well, duh. That's the whole idea! Then you write books about it. Glad you finally figured out the Secret of My Success®

4:04 PM | link |

oh maaaan! one of these days I'm going to have to nuke this thing and start over...
fallacies of the consequent, fallacies of irrelevant conclusion, reductios ad absurdum, vicious circles, arguments ad hominem, ad baculum, ad captandum vulgus, bombastic rants & grandiloquent screeds ad libitum, ad nauseam, ad infinitum and so much more!

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Tuesday, March 05, 2002
Usul no longer needs the weirding module
I've been thinking about voice again. David Lynch's movie version of Dune differs here from Frank Herbert's novel. So what.

One of the Fremen calls out to Paul, "Muad'dib!" The sound builds, takes on tremendous power. The weirding module shakes violently and suddenly fires. The wall explodes. Paul thinks: "My name is a killing word."

At the end of the film, Paul kills Feyd-Rautha. Still shaking with rage, he bellows at the body and the stone floor under him cracks open. The Fedaykin gasp. "Usul no longer needs the weirding module," someone says. Paul looks at the Emperor. "Now, I will tell you how it will be..."

"A storm is coming -- our storm. And when it comes it will shake the universe."

11:31 PM | link |

Music to read reviews by
Steve Della Maggiora sent me tha above URL saying "oh, this is so, so, so stupid..." Yeah, but he sent it anyway. (And yes, it does go on forever. I tested this exhaustively.)

8:55 PM | link |

warmly encouraging creative obscenity
stavrosthewonderchicken writes:
"I'd just like to say that even though I try to avoid being a 'joiner' and the whole deliberate-meme-propagation exercise tires me and (as those wacky kids are saying these days) chafes my scrote, I am entirely behind Rageboy 's ' fucknozzle' mission. The Register would rightly claim that RB is just doing some more self-promotion here, but even his blatant, throwaway self-promotion tends to be a hell of a lot of fun, so why not? At least he's back in fine form.

I am all for crude and offensive neologisms. I myself have often blurted such double-take-inducing gems of negativity as ' fucktacular', ' fucknuckle', ' fuckeriffic' and 'fucksicle ' in my always-erudite spoken discourse (to which my erstwhile workmates at OmniHyperGlobalMegaNet.com will gladly attest), and I warmly encourage creative obscenity. If you lean towards the profane anyway, why not have some fun with it, huh?"

2:36 PM | link |

Monday, March 04, 2002
IBM and other Fortune 500s fucknozzled
On the heels of concerted attacks that apparently originate outside our solar system, IBM, Sun, Oracle and other major technology companies have been blatantly fucknozzled. More news here as this story develops...

3:16 PM | link |

Sunday, March 03, 2002
L.A. Times reviews The Bombast Transcripts
"The inspiration of all true art is a blank screen and a bad attitude." There's a lot of attitude going around these days but not enough to change anything. Still, this fast-talking, rule-breaking, opinionated and irreverent writing has the whir and hum of the '60s. How did Christopher Locke achieve the exalted position from which he mercilessly dumps on his readers (fondly called the "Reader Abuse Programme")? "My resume looks like the routing manifest for some displaced person after WWII. I am merely a high-tech migrant worker," specializing in artificial intelligence. Which is not what he was doing at IBM, we later learn. He was, to his great embarrassment, writing P.R.: "I don't mind telling you about the acid, the drinking, the women.... But to admit that I was once in Public Relations ... well, try to imagine how painful this is for me." This is a collection of columns that ran in Locke's very own Web zine, now 6 years old, called Entropy Gradient Reversals, a title that had occurred to him 30 years ago while "deeply immersed in the study of psychotropic particle physics." The best are pure rant: against corporate America, against fascism, against stupidity. Since the present is so rotten, so corrupted, many of the essays are memories of grand old trips on Sandoz pharmaceuticals, pure lysergic acid diethylamide-25. "I woke up angry," Rageboy writes. "I'm tired of being angry. I'm tired of being scared. It makes me angry."

4:06 PM | link |

Is Daypop blocking "fucknozzle" searches?
Maybe I'm just being paranoid (again), but the query often returns "No Results Found" when I know there are now at least a dozen hits. What's up with this? We all know that fucknozzling is among the most critical issues of our times. Is Daypop perhaps in some dark collusion with the CIA? I wouldn't be one bit surprised. And while I'm at it, Fucked Company has offered to sell me fucknozzle.com for 1000 bucks. However, I'm not willing to do business with a known NSA front organization. Christ, the word's going to hell in a hurry. On a brighter note, I am in talks with The Weekly World News -- with Bat Boy himself , if you must know -- and there could be exciting news on this front very soon.

For a related story, see Crack P.M. "It helps addicts get 8 hours sleep -- so they stay hooked longer!"

10:35 AM | link |

The New New Economy:
Yet Another Clueless Manifesto for the Post-Digital Age

Coming from AMACOM in Spring 2002, this new book by proto-geeks Tim McEachern and Chris O'Brien is a howler. They asked me to blurb it, so I (finally) spent a morning with the galleys. Why did I wait so long? Here's what I just mailed them for the dust jacket:
With this seminal work, McEachern and O'Brien join the ranks of Marx, Hayeck and Joe Bob Briggs. From Adam Smith's take on politics as pig racing to the Way-New corporate role of time machines and "inner loserhood," we're finally seeing the kind of literary journalism we would have had long ago if Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell hadn't been so afraid of mind-altering drugs. Ten pages in, I was already getting flashbacks. And not the good kind. You can laugh, but this is the way it really is out there.
Not available for pre-order from the online book outlets just yet, but keep an eye out for it. Truly some funny shit.

10:28 AM | link |

"RageBoy: Giving being fucking nuts a good name since 1985."
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Until a minute ago, I had no photos. I still have no photos to speak of. I don't even have a camera. But all these people were linking to "my photos." It was embarassing. It's still embarassing. But I'm used to that.

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