Stuff








Man was born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
Rousseau

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.
T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men"





Ok, I haven't updated this page in like 5 years, in which time "home pages" went the way of the buffalo herds... in favor of.... wait for it. .... blogs.

Oh well, I guess I'm a dinosaur.

Anyway....


certainly not at all outdated

  • quotes
  • CDs
  • What used to be called a Hotlist
  • Public Key

  • Political ranting

    "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
    -- Nathan Hale

    "I am both a liberal and a patriot. The two are not opposites!
    When our aversion to the right-wing faction turns into distaste
    for our own country, we have given up."
    -- Laura Ford, 'Utne Reader'

    see this


    Animation & Graphic Art

    I am a fan of animation, especially TV shows with socially-irresponsible characters (Ren-n-Stimpy, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Simpsons/Futurama, Family Guy, Home Movies, Sealab, Venture Brothers, ....) As for the printed variety, I prefer artists with some darkness in their work: Royo, Chichoni, Serpieri, Druillet, Manara, Bisley, Altuna, Azpiri, ...

    I doodle comic characters when I'm procrastinating. Someday I'll scan some in and put them here.
    (the day after they don't suck)


    My name is Shake-Zula, the mic rulah, the old schoolah, you wanna trip, I'll break it to ya. Frylock and I'm on top rock you like a cop, Meatwad you're up next with your knock-knock. Meatwad make the money see, Meatwad get the honeys G. Drivin in my car, livin like a star, ice on my fingers and my toes and I'm a Taurus. Cause we are the Aqua Teens, make the homeys say ho and the girlies wanna scream.



    Music

    In an alternate universe somewhere, I am a music grad student, or even better, touring the world. Here are some random and outdated music links I used to collect when the web was young.


    A few places to waste time

  • Think you know the south? Take my Southerner test and see!
  • Alternate readings of Star Wars:
  • The Personal Ad of the Day
  • The the Death of Adventure Games -- a riot, and so true
  • The Jean-Paul Sartre Cookbook -- recommended reading
  • "get rid of everything that sucks:" Mr. T vs. Metallica
  • Here is a list of things Mil (a brit) and Margret (german) argue about... Brilliant.
  • a great internet comic strip - "Zot"
  • A letter to Dr. Ruth
  • Curious George And the High-Tension Power Line -- childhood redux
  • Expressions to Avoid During A Recording Session courtesy Steely Dan

  • Random Art

    Here is an idiot savant (hardly) picture I whipped up in photoshop without understanding how to use the program. (unfortunately still don't... but I'm getting up to speed on GIMP, which rocks):

    I've also do real (non-virtual) abstract paintings and collage, and am doing more. Yes, they are better than this blob.


    Soapbox

  • The Constitutional ideal of intellectual property law is being subverted. This issue "could become the technology industry's most divisive culture war, a debate that is already radicalizing a growing segment of programmers and legal advocates"
  • The Waco Branch Davidians were massacred on 19 April 1993.
  • Where our blood comes from affects us
  • you might get hit by a truck tomorrow, live accordingly


  • Faith

    When I was young I used to pray for a bike.
    Then I realized that God doesn't work that way.
    So I stole a bike and prayed for forgiveness.

    shockingly, I am a registered ordained minister

    a short treatise on the textual underpinnings of faith

    on being a so-called "godless babykiller" for being pro-woman and pro-choice.


    UVa

    I got my undergrad degree from UVa -- I can't afford to give them any money, but I figure I can advertise for them:

  • University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia CS department
  • In case you are wondering: it is a damn fine place to go to school.

    I gave them $20! Maybe they'll finally put my name on a bathroom stall or something.




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    Todd Hodes, <mylastname @ myfullname dot org>