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11 posts from January 2000

Oldies: January 30, 2000...

Well, congratulations to the St. Louis Rams who won Super Bowl XXXIV ("34") today! It was a pretty good game, I suppose. I'm not much of a football fan. I usually watch the Super Bowl for the commercials since they're generally pretty damned good. This year, they sucked! All these "dotcom" this and "dotcom" that. I don't mind them advertising, but at least do it right. They don't know how to advertise to save their lives. At least lifeminders.com admitted it in their commercial when they said they know a lot about the Intenet but they don't know diddley about advertising. All these websites... a lot of money and no originality whatsoever.

[editor's note: remember when the Super Bowl was played in January?]


Oldies: January 23, 2000...

The weirdest thing happened to me when I logged on to update this page a bit today... the last four entries in "My Life..." disappeared from the page. Dunno how that one happened. Kinda weird. Something must've gotten messed up in the server because all the other pages I updated got uploaded fine. "That's some weird, wild shtuff there, Ed." Hey, my thesis is coming along grandly if I do say so. I'm gonna reserve my URL sometime this week and upload a bunch of files if for no other reason than to let my advisory committee check them whenever they feel like it. I'll give all of you the URL when it's uploaded. Don't wanna publish the name until then so that it doesn't stand a chance of being taken from me. Never know these days, do ya?


Oldies: January 22, 2000...

I decided to make a few changes to the homepage here at Psychogene. Got a "2 year" celebration banner up. Kinda cool. Actually started the webpage back in February 1998 (don't know the exact date... don't care). Maybe I'll have some sort of contest running on the page later on down the line to really celebrate. Yeah, right... like I can afford prizes. The other change I made was to include all my past "My Life..." entries. I used to delete each month in the archive after it was more than a year old. Now they're all back in all their glory. "And there was much rejoicing... yay."

[editor's note: the "kapgarchives" as they came to be known.]


Oldies: January 21, 2000...

Would anybody like to talk about the joke that was the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award given during tonight's Golden Globe Awards show? Some really great actors were nominated for the award such as John Mahoney and David Hyde-Pierce from "Frasier" as well as my personal favorite Sean Hayes from "Will & Grace." However, despite this greatness, Robert Downey, Jr. won for his several-episode-long stint on "Ally McBeal." What the hell is that?! Can we say "sympathy"? I know he did pretty okay on the show, but I'm of the opinion that he would not have won if his cocaine addiction hadn't been such cover story news in the last few months. Is that how it is in Hollywood? Snort some blow, score a Golden Globe? Damn, if only I had known it was so easy. Don't get me wrong, I used to be a fan of Downey. I always hoped he would recover. Up until his third or fourth arrest, that is. Once you go beyond that point, you should realize that Downey (or whoever else may be the drug-addled subject -- Steve Howe, Darryl Strawberry, etc.) is a hopeless addict who no longer deserves our compassion let alone the time-of-frickin'-day! C'mon people, wake up and smell the crack! Oh, wait, Downey's probably already done that for us. Soapbox dismounted.


Oldies: January 19, 2000...

There are times when I question why the hell I would ever want to work in the film industry. Outrageously low starting pay for below-the-line techies, attitudes, the inability to guarantee your job from one day to the next. All of it just really makes you wonder. Well, sometimes I find out about new movies that are in the works, and I really start to wonder. This one, however, takes the cake...

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - "Jason X," the 10th installment of the "Friday the 13th" horror franchise, has found a home and a director. Relative newcomer James Isaac has been set to direct for New Line Cinema, which just acquired the project. The horror movie will begin production in March in Toronto. Written by Todd Farmer, "Jason X" is set in 2455 on a long-abandoned Earth. When a professor and his students take a field trip to the planet, they discover a cryogenically frozen young woman and the hockey-masked Jason. The team takes the bodies back to their spaceship, and all hell breaks loose when Jason thaws and returns to his murderous ways in space.

Dr. Slaughter to the O.R. for a lobotomy, please!

[editor's note: I actually kinda enjoyed this movie, as campy as it was.]


Oldies: January 18, 2000...

Well, hell, classes started today for spring semester. I didn't have any classes since I'm a grad student who's only officially taking one class and doing internships and the like. Nice, eh?

I'm having a weird day. I have this totally inexplicable feeling. I can't quite peg what it is or what caused it but it's really been bringing me down today. I wish I knew what it was. If I figure it out, I'll let y'all know.


Oldies: January 13, 2000...

For those of you who know me, then you realize what a big fan of Kevin Smith I am. For those of you who don't know who he is... he's the director, writer, co-producer, and star of the films Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma. Well, after filming Chasing Amy, Kev started a romance with the leading lady Joey Lauren Adams which was relatively short-lived (especially since you consider that Kev is now married with a child). Well, I found an old Playboy from post-Chasing Amy that had a section about entertainment with a pic of Adams in it and the subtitle "Chasing Amy's lipstick lesbian teams with director beau on Dogma". Well, as I said, they broke up, she was not in the movie unless she was a corpse on the street outside the church (if you've seen it, you know what I mean). I sent this pic to the Official Kevin Smith website News Askew, and they actually published it on their page. My name and everything. You may need to search through their archives to find the article... it's dated January 11th, I think. Kinda cool until people start to question why I'm looking through old Playboys. I'm not even gonna try to explain, 'tay?


Oldies: January 11, 2000...

Here's something that really irks me... I ordered a Christmas gift for my brother from a company called 4cds.com. Now, with the rush on gift ordering online this year, it's understandable that they were not able to get it to me by Christmas, especially since I ordered it on Dec. 11. Well, I decided to give them a chance. Three-weeks-after-Christmas chance. I still haven't heard a damned thing from them. They sent me an order confirmation before Christmas, but it's been nearly four weeks since that was sent and they haven't told me if they still plan on filling the order or not! What the hell kind of bullshit is this? At least follow up with your customers if you are having trouble filling their orders! Or offer to cancel it for them or fill it for free (the latter being a real stretch). See if I ever order from them again, eh?

[editor's note: something tells me they don't exist anymore. Hmmm...]


Oldies: January 10, 2000...

Hey all! Guess what! I had my first job interview today!!! Woo hoo!! And I'm not talking about a part time job. We're talking those big career-like thingies. Time to move into the real world. A bit scary too. I'm not sure if I really want to do that. I'd have to wait and see. Try it out for a while. I'm just kidding. I'm sick of school. Time to go out in the world and do something different for once. Time to get away from the bubble of the university life. So anyway. The job is with dotplanet.com which is an ISP competing with AOHell. For those of you who are unfamiliar with my feelings towards AOL, well, just read this paragraph. Work for a company in direct competition with a company I hate? Well, it may be tough for me to do, but I'll try my best.

[editor's note: I seriously don't remember this interview or even this job opportunity. Dotplanet.com? Seriously?]


Oldies: January 1, 2000...

Happy New Year all!! I just wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate my friend Jason who proposed to his girlfriend Kara yesterday and she, being the naive fool that she is, said "yes". Just kidding... about the "naive" part. Congratulations you two wild and crazy kids you. Now, on to this whole Y2K B.S. It sure was wasn't it? C'mon, if you know me, then you know that I never bought into any of this bug garbage. All I did was fill the tank on my truck and kept a little extra cash on hand. That wasn't even because I was worried about ATMs being down, either. I figured with how paranoid people get, there would be a rush on cash and gas. And nothing happened, did it? Fools and their Y2K prep garbage. I laugh in your general direction. I blow my nose at you!

[editor's note: they're divorced now. Have been for several years.]