Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

me likey

who changed the background?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

tear off my ears.

Someone is staying with Greg and I for the month.

She said at dinner the other night, "Why can't black people get over slavery? The Jews got over the Holocaust."

*slap hand to mouth with inward breath.

This is only the most horrific of the ignorance to escape her face-hole this past week. Every goddamn issue I stand for she seems to stand in the opposite direction, but without any knowledge or education backing up her inane opinions. I don't even bring this stuff up in front of her (morals, sex education, slavery, the Holocaust, immigration) - She somehow manages to say weird stupid shit all on her own without even being led to the topic.

After watching a really good movie (gone baby gone) whose plot twists around the concept of ethical/moral decision making and listening to this girl's stupid reaction to the movie, I am getting real annoyed.

Someone needs to smack the stupid out of her before she says something like the above quote in front of a Jew.

I mean, there are words, but I am not sure what they are

there are no words

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Speaking of Sam's Facebook..

I had an interesting and unexpected call from Elizabeth Davis yesterday. She had been looking at Sam's Facebook and specifically looking at his photo album "My Swan Song". She asked me if it would be possible to use those pictures in some kind of gallery showing that she would do the work of putting together. She has a lot of connections to make it happen (in Deep Ellum most likely), and would be willing to do so - and would like to make the show a benefit for one of the various suicide prevention groups (any specific suggestions there might be helpful). Anyway, she called me because she didn't want to step on any toes - I talked to Rabbit before posting this, and he and I both think this would be a really cool idea.

I gave Rabbit her number, and of course she (or somebody) will need to talk to Mari and Chris about the idea. I just wanted to post so people can be aware of this plan, express support or voice concern about it, or volunteer to help out or involve yourself somehow. If this gets off the ground I'll of course be attending, as I hope most of us that can feasibly do so will. So.. thoughts?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

***Free Scam*** (a serious post)

Did anyone else get this facebook invite from "Samuel Colquitt"?

Samuel invited you to "***Free_$$1000_Best_Buy_Giftcard***" today.

Event: ***Free_$$1000_Best_Buy_Giftcard***
Start Time: Today, May 31 at 8:30am
End Time: Thursday, July 29 at 4:00am

For obvious reasons I will not be attending this event. I am however thinking about sending the Facebook team an email letting them know that spammers are using our friend's account for their nefarious and much asterisk'd scams.

What do you guys think? I'm afraid that maybe they'll close the account if they know he is not alive. On the other hand, I do not think this is cool.
Maybe an option is to figure out how to log in and do a little house cleaning, make it look like he is the one complaining about the spam. But that would set up a web of lies, and possibly freak people out. Imagine:

/log into facebook/sign into chat/"oh hey, Sam is online"/..../"whaaaaaat???"/freak out.

His account was either targeted randomly, or because of his inactivity. Or I guess b/c of a chain of people with some relation to him that have the same thing sending from their accounts. Or it generated from my account. But who knows for sure.

Just ran into these:
Official form-
And this is generally usless, but has a few good posts-

It could be a mistake to have him not show up in certain searches. Who makes these descisions? For instance, our children might wonder in 70 years what our tattoos mean, or why there is a 1000 foot tall (and a-rouuuund) tree at Upton.

long live 122,

p.s. i know there are people who know my passwords and bank details yadda yadda. i hope you all have the same type of info in the hands of someone you trust. maybe in the future, directions for you online persona will be a standard part of wills.