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October 13th, 2008


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02:07 pm - Surfeit sicken and so die
Yesterday I felt a bit yuck, so I went for a walk for a couple of hours with H, but then I stayed in and had a quiet day. All good. Unfortunately I made a stupid decision to browse about on the Internet for several hours. Normally I do dip in and out quite frequently during the day, but yesterday I put in some real continuous time, and by the end of it I felt like a person who binges at the fridge. Each bite seems tempting but cumulatively you feel sick and disgusted.

Worst of all, I ended up reading a load of comments on a Fox news site (I know, asking to be sickened) with a load of tossers going on about how they are stockpiling weapons and survival gear in case Obama 'steals the election' they can become 'patriotic freedom fighters'. I know it's not my country in danger, but the stupid was pretty intense. For idiotic reasons to do with being lazy and curious I kept reading.

And then it poisons your eyes somehow so I went back to my own blog and suddenly everything I had written for days seemed grotesque (this may be partly the effect of whatever virus was making me feel poorly anyway). It was like 'The goggles, they do nothing!'.

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From:jthijsen
Date:October 13th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
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I suspect you kept reading for the same reason one can't help but stop and look at a horrible accident.
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From:communicator
Date:October 13th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
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Yes, indeed, it was like that. And also the thrill of feeling 'well, I might be a bit of a fool sometimes, but I'm streets ahead of these buffoons' which I'm not proud of.
From:jthijsen
Date:October 13th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
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If your IQ exceeds your shoesize, it's kinda hard to look at that and not feel intellectually superior.
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From:hafren
Date:October 13th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
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"It would amuse the thoughtful and intelligent, but from a business point of view that portion of the public are never worth considering"

J K Jerome, Three Men on the Bummel
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From:communicator
Date:October 13th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Even the sensible bits of the Internet start to seem moronic after a couple of hours immersed in them. Or perhaps it was that I brought a jaundiced disposition to the party.
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From:altariel
Date:October 13th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Take a look at Saturday Night Live's sketch about the VP debate. Tiny Fey as Sarah Palin is brilliant and it might help a bit.
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From:communicator
Date:October 13th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
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There are more and better female comics these days than ever before. I loved Tina Fey's sketch 'I'm fucking Matt Damon' (with Matt sat there nodding and smiling)
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From:andrewducker
Date:October 13th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
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did you see the rebuttal sketch?
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From:ajr
Date:October 13th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
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I thought it was Sarah Silverman who did the "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" sketch. Or is there another version of it that I've missed?
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From:redstarrobot
Date:October 13th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
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It was Sarah Silverman. I'm personally a fan of the Clinton/Obama remix.

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From:communicator
Date:October 13th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
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oooh nooo, I do this so often. I'm inured to the embarrassment now.

ETA - Also I've got the Guardian weekend supplement in front of me right now with Silverman's name and face all over it!

Edited at 2008-10-13 06:00 pm (UTC)
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From:communicator
Date:October 13th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Just got home and took a look at it, yes, very good

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