We evolved from monkeys for this?

Nah, even the trees were a bad idea.

Nam Hyunsu
8 June 1977
In the begining ... I WAS BORN!

Grew up. Went to school. Lived the whole 'nerd' lifestyle. Decided that nerdism wasn't working for me, and switched to an eclectic montage of other philosophies that I was exposed to. Some philosophies I've kept, some I've tossed when they were used up & not needed, and I've recycled others as needed.

After majoring in something useless, I found that to be an impediment to getting a real job. So I joined the Army. Some good times, many bad ones, and I ultimately decided that I better get out while I still could in one piece. I returned to school, got my MA in something else that was useless, and found it to be an impediment to getting a real job.

I learned my lesson, and returned to school - to actually major in something with a guaranteed job at the end of it. Started working said job. Got promoted up to the point where my useless degrees actually became somewhat useful. Irony mocks me.

Along the way, I met, fell in love with, and married my amazing wife! (cheerygemini) Best decision ever.

I'm a handsome sexy man, in love with the woman of my dreams. She is amazing and perfect for me in every way. Married in our hearts and souls, in time [September 14th!] we will be ARE legally TOO. Other than giving my woman all of my love, Eeyore takes a little bit too. He is the ass of my dreams.

I did have a few anti-Bush images & statements here, but now I don't need them anymore!!! This makes me happy.

Goals & ambitions ----->

Leave Kalamazoo.

Overcome procrastination - eventually. Maybe tomorrow, if I can get around to it.

Find a flower-child Eeyore for my collection. I'm thinking a hippie with a bong, ideally.

Move abroad?

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.... Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. -H.L. Menchken

It's a little known fact that every Canadian citizen is born with a sharp, serrated edge somewhere on their body as protection from polar bears and enraged Quebecois.... Every night they quietly hone their blades, biding their time until the Great Curling, when they will cleanse the earth of all other nations. That's why they're all so polite- they know we're all doomed eventually." Jeph Jacques

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." - Stephen Henry Roberts

Without individuals we see only numbers: a thousand dead, a hundred thousand dead, "casualties may rise to a million." With individual stories, the statistics become people - but even that is a lie, for the people continue to suffer in numbers that themselves are numbing and meaningless. Look, see the child's swollen, swollen belly, and the flies that crawl at the corners of his eyes, his skeletal limbs: will it make it easier for you to know his name, his age, his dreams, his fears? To see him from the inside? And if it does, are we not doing a disservice to his sister, who lies in the searing dust beside him, a distorted, distended caricature of a human child? And there, if we feel for them, are they now more important to us than a thousand other children touched by the same famine, a thousand other young lives who will soon be food for the flies' own myriad squirming children? We draw our lines around these moments of pain, and remain upon our islands, and they cannot hurt us. They are covered with a smooth, safe, nacreous layer to let them slip, pearlike, from our souls without real pain. Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives. A life that is, like any other, unlike any other. - Neil Gaiman, American Gods
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