Pat's Sanitarium
Pat's Sanitarium
A retreat for the well-being of my mind from the insanity of the life that is mine.
Saturday, January 24, 2004



Mood: Pretty good actually
Currently listening to: Where is the Love? - The Black Eyed Peas

And here we are again for another update on my life! Dontcha love blogging? ;)

Not surprisingly i did pretty little of note today (well at least i think so!)... went for lunch with my parents, played some more Generals with my brother (getting addicted to this again aren't i?), went for gym and some swimming, got a haircut and then pretty much mucked around on the net for the rest of the day. Oh yeah, had coffee with Joa at Coffee Bean followed by some mamak with my usual maggi mee goreng and milo ais... See? Boring! ;p

Although i suppose i could have also mentioned that i almost lost my wallet, danced around at lunch in the restaurant from eating a chilli and some of the other things today but its all pretty much normal as far as i'm concerned... ;)

Had this whole rant (thanks to Jolly's blog for the literary motivation!) which i was typing up about my views on liberal democracy but the computer crashed and i had turned the autosave off... yeah, i've been reading Kant's Perpetual Peace paper, some of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra and The Will to Power with some Hegel mixed in for good measure. No real idea why... just bored i guess! ;)

"The most universal sign of the modern age: man has lost DIGNITY in his own eyes to an incredible extent. For a long time the center and tragic hero of existence in general; then at least intent on proving himself closely related to the decisive and essentially valuable side of existence - like all metaphysicians who wish to cling to the DIGNITY OF MAN, with their faith that moral values are cardinal values. Those who have abandoned God cling that much more firmly to the faith of morality." - Nietzsche, The Will to Power

Also just realised that i haven't actually finished reading The End of History and the Last Man so i'll get on that as soon as i've reapplied myself to Lee Kuan Yew's book... must try and be more disciplined in my reading!

Hmmm... rambling again but i really can't think of anything constructive to say!!! Damned blog is always giving me a mental block... or maybe i just type a lot slower than i can think?


Anyways, lets have a look see at what other people are writing about:

Janice: Oi!!! Update lah!!!

Tedsta: Looks like he's moved to a new host... hey how much are you paying? You've got to love his blog - political commentary, everyday life, and occassional innnermost feelings all mixed into one! Hey, we've heard your comments on Dean and Clark but what about Kerry? ;)

Byron: Think you should make a play for the cute asian salesgirl when she comes back! ;) No harm in it! Oh, and thanks for the Chinese New Year card! :)

Boon: He's joined a gym! And punched a wall! Hmm... not sure about the personal trainer though, i can never really work out when there's other people around - i'm either too self-conscious or i just hate waiting for the equipment to free up...

Jolly Lucifer: Geez, you've really got to love the content in his blog! Sure, he doesn't update too often but when he does its really a worthwhile read... Hrmmm... maybe i should try his style of writing some time? Oh yeah - i say we de-technologicize. ;p

Charmin Charms: Hey, where did you find your chinese prediction thing on that Feng Shui website??? Oh, and happy chinese new year to you too! ;)

Renee: Your father sings??? That is SO COOL!!! Erm, as long as it doesn't kill the chickens i guess... ;)

Charmaine: Man, can't believe she stopped writing... hrmm... i wonder why...

Ryan and Janelle Wah! No updates for so long also... must be the holiday thang. ;)

Surfed around the net for a bit and i found this - The Bible in 50 words:

God made, Adam bit, Noah
arked, Abraham split, Joseph
ruled, Jacob fooled, bush talked,
Moses balked, Pharaoh plagued,
people walked, sea divided,
tablets guided, promise landed,
Saul freaked, David peeked,
prophets warned, Jesus born,
God walked, love talked, anger
crucified, hope died, Love rose,
Spirit flamed, Word spread, God

Man, i've really got to try and quit smoking.

Pat out.

Today's Links:

Free and Green - "Given recent breakthroughs in green technologies, it's now possible to shape an energy policy aimed at allowing all generating sources to compete on a level basis, letting the economic chips fall where they may. That goal can’t be achieved overnight, but it is attainable. In three simple steps. First, renewables must be afforded the same sorts of subsidies and protections given to King CONG. Second, all costs must be accounted for – meaning generators would have to pay for the health and environmental damage they cause. Third, all subsidies must be gradually, evenly abolished. Vijay Vaitheeswaran of The Economist in his new book, ‘Power to the People’ joins others in saying, in essence, that what’s really needed is a marriage between Adam Smith, the father of free markets, and Rachel Carson, the mother of the environmental movement." Interesting article that highlights the current battle over king CONG, with some additional facts on the apparent viability of the renewable energy industry in the US as well as the energy battles/lobbying - its all about the subsidies people!

Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution - "There is nothing in technology that changes the fundamental dynamic by which millions of potentially fungible products reach millions of potential consumers. The means by which aggregation and selection are made may change with technology, but the need for aggregation and selection will not. Google's use of implicit peer recommendation in its page rankings plays much the same role as the large retailers' use of detailed sell-through data to help them select their offerings." Great article by Tim O'Reilly on the current file-sharing furor and the lessons that should be highlighted on the financial viability of working WITH the net and not against it as the FIAA is currently doing.

War of the worlds - ""This peculiar coincidence would be of little interest if not for abundant parallels between the plot of Asimov's book and the events unfolding now," wrote Dmitri Gusev, the scientist who posted the article. He was referring to apparent similarities between the plot of Foundation and the pursuit of the organisation we have come to know, perhaps erroneously, as al-Qaida." Interesting article... apparently nobody really does know why the organisation is called al-Qaida. I'm betting on the old mujahideen dude's reason at the end! ;) - Remember that weird primal scream in public by Howard Dean? Listen to the remixed screams on mp3! I personally like the 'Pretty Fly For a Dean guy' mix! ;p

Erotic Fanfiction, Up Close and Personal - "Want to kick it a little more old school? Then witness this bit of horror, BEVERLY HILLBILLIES EROTIC FANFICTION:- 'Jed Clampett was out by the cement pond; he was working on a piece of wood. His hand was working his big cock going slow. He cupped his big balls which was full of cum. Jed heard a voice on the other side of the hedges. It was Mrs. Drysdale. Jed continued to stroke his cock watching her. He thought what he could do with that. Although in her fifties she had a certain appeal, which Jed seem to admire. Jed shot a big load of cum on the ground. He put his cock away walked into the house. Granny was cooking a big pot of hog jowls and greens.'" Whoa. But if you think that's bad you should check out the Mario Brothers one - now THAT's disturbing...

China unable to quench thirst for oil - "Latest IEA estimates say China consumed 5.46m barrels a day last year, compared with Japan's 5.43m b/d. In the last quarter of 2003, the IEA says, China was the "main driver of global oil demand growth". The US remains by far the biggest oil user, consuming more than 20m b/d. The growth in Chinese demand is expected to continue this year, at a time when Opec has little room to boost oil output and US commercial oil inventories are at their lowest levels since 1975, creating tight conditions in the global market." It begins! ;p


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