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Delirium (di lir` iem) n. a condition of the mind, as during insanity, in which one is restless and keeps thinking and talking wildly.
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July 31, 2003

RIAA: What they're after

I'm basically just reposting stuff I read on other sites because I'm cool like that {cough} but one site suggests that the RIAA is using certain songs as triggers to find users sharing music. I need to get Office installed so I can actally read Excel files (the link to the Excel file is at the bottom of the page) to see what garbage they're counting as music.

Woo! Here the list is in text form:

Sadly enough, Wham is on the list and I actually {embarassed shuffle} have a few Wham songs downloaded. "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" is a classic!

Duran is on it and I have the one song they listed. Ah hell, I have two the Madonna songs they listed and one Paula Abdul. My love for 80s cheese is going to bring me down!

On the other hand, people who download Ricky Martin deserve to be arrested.

Posted by vixen at 06:47 AM | Comments (2)

July 27, 2003

The Food-Nazis Strike Again

I'm not sure how many people have seen this yet, but it talks about how bad ice cream is for people. I just want to smack people like this and tell them to find something better to do with their time. People know that things like this are considered unhealthy as they contain a lot of fat and calories, but for many, it really makes no difference.

Anyway, the dumbasses behind this "study" put blame on the places who offer fattening foods for America's so-called "fat epidemic." I'm wondering when groups like this will finally start encouraging personal responsibility with their food choices. If they notice, McDonalds has started offering a variety of salads, as has Wendy's (and as a personal endorsement, the mandarin chicken salad at Wendy's is awesome), but as vix said to me, people are 'still packin' on the Big Macs.' It really isn't the fast food industry's fault as they DO NOT put the burger in your mouth. Hell, even the burgers could be "lightened up" so to speak just by asking that they don't put sauce or mayo on them (a BK Broiler...or "Chicken Whopper" now is actually not bad health-wise without the mayo, but how many people are asking that it be held?). One way or another, we are perfectly capable of of making healthier choices on our own; it's just that the general public isn't doing it.

That said, I have to say that I object to the idea that being overweight is treated as a disease. Some people are genuinely happy being overweight, and they enjoy themselves and their food choices greatly (I also do believe that genetics plays a role in how you carry weight. Yes, it is possible to eat relatively healthy and still be overweight). What about having that kind of healthy attitude? Isn't that just as important, if not moreso, to having a happy, fulfilling life? This type of attitude about being fat equaling being bad attributes lovingly to eating disorders such as bulemia and anorexia, as well as depression in striving to achieve that "perfect" model figure. The people who are referring to it as such have no idea how hard it is on a person to be treated as if they're diseased or deformed because they have extra weight on their bodies. For some, it really is difficult enough to live life overweight; they don't need extra pressure from everything from social magazines to the daily news. For some, that pressure manifests into the feeling of "needing" to eat more and having "comfort foods," so I'd say if we can blame fast food companies, we can also blame people like this, who say that obesity is a horrible disease, for driving people to seek comfort in a bucket of KFC.

Posted by ladyx at 02:37 PM | Comments (2)

July 26, 2003

Spork This!

Exciting, exciting news here on The world's greatest webcomic is about to premiere! That's right, the best web comic ever conceived is going to premiere right here RIGHT NOW!

Ok, it's not all that great but it's something . . .

**notes for future releases, make frames smaller. I think they're a bit too big. Make words larger. I'm not sure if I like the color or want to stick black and white.

Posted by vixen at 07:02 PM | Comments (0)

More on the RIAA

In the same vein as LadyX's love note, you can check to see if you're wanted by the RIAA: RIAA hit List.

Just enter your Kazaa user name (or, I assume, the user name from any other file sharing program). While you're there, read about the EFF.

Suprisingly, I'm not on it. Before I formatted my harddrive just last week I had about 200 files being shared. Some of them were movies & TV but the majority was music. I won't give you my username . . .

Posted by vixen at 10:55 AM | Comments (1)

July 25, 2003

Love Note to the RIAA

You people are ridiculous. Instead of using file swapping services to your advantage, you're pissing off the general music-purchasing public. Stupidasses.

So yeah, I don't intend to buy anymore music for a while now. Instead, I'll save the money I'd spend on cds and buy myself a nice new Mustang convertible. Yay!

Posted by ladyx at 11:59 PM | Comments (0)

July 17, 2003

We're Set

It looks like we're set with moveable type! I think all the entries have been rebuilt (although I had to hand enter all the comments so every comment is from July 17 {g}). The only thing that needs to be redone are the bios. Woo!

I also added some new links. If either of my compadres want to add a link, let me know the URL (or add it) and if either of you see something funky, let me know too. A cool thing about MT is that people can comment on really old entries and we can actually see the "newest" so we won't miss them. Sounds fun to me! MT is also saving us some disk space (about 10 MBs). Nifty.

BTW, when posting, make sure you change the box (Post Status) to "PUBLISH" instead of "DRAFT" (I'm going to figure out how to make it default to publish someday).

If anyone has a better photo of a spork, gimme it.

Posted by vixen at 09:05 PM | Comments (4)