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The End of the World

Posted on 2005.09.20 at 10:33
Current Mood: busier than a hog in excrement
Current Music: ABBA: The Definitive Collection
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I was sitting in my hotel around 2100 last night drinking my last G&T of the evening and chatting with "The Neck" when a huge storm blew up and knocked out power to the hotel....for the next six hours. Eventually, even the emergency lighting in the hallways went out, plunging the entire area into complete darkness. It came on by 0300 and I was able to get just over three hours sleep last night.

The Neck:

This morning I arrive at work only to discover that one of our remote sites was down and that "someone" should go over there for hand-holding and reassurance (and a possible reboot of a Novell router). That someone was me, and they were surprised to see me, but comforted that we were aware of their plight. Apparently SBC took a power hit as well, but their generators failed, leaving the entire city without an IT infrastructure. The whole city reeked of chaos.

In other news, quark is still down. quark and xirr are co-located at the ADC:

EricHowton:Hey, when do you think you can get over to take a look at quark?
drax0r:dunno, kinda busy, and it's like...far
EricHowton:That's ok dude, I understand. Whenever you get a chance. Thanks.
EricHowton:Ooops, I accidentally powered down xirr :(
drax0r:dammit! I'm on my way over there now.

Ok, that really didn't happen, but it made for an amusing anecdote. He's going to look at it this evening. He so totally rox0rs.

Watched an intense movie the other night, "JSA: Joint Security Area" It's a Korean movie (no, Tony, there's no ninja kung-fu) about the North and South along the DMZ. It won a bunch of awards in Korea, and I even heard Kim Jong-Illin' had a bunch of pirated copies imported for his staff to watch (training video's?) I don'd know if I was particularly interested because I was actually there, but from reviews I've read, it's one of the director's best films and enjoyed by those who have never been to the DMZ.

Well, my in-boxes (plural) just exploded and I can't seem to respond faster than they're filling up...


drax0r at 2005-09-20 19:11 (UTC) (Link)

Kim Jong Il' also had pirated copies of Team America: World Police imported and there was tons of puppet kung-fu in that. He apparently thought it was quite funny.

"Oh, Herro Hans Brix!"
ehowton at 2005-09-20 19:14 (UTC) (Link)
Now that you mention it, I'm sure it was TA:WP I had heard that about and not JSA....DAMNIT JIM! I'm turning into Tom Waters!
(Anonymous) at 2005-09-25 03:15 (UTC) (Link)

hurts so good

If there is one music artist that should be drug out into the street and defiled - it's John Mellencamp, and any s.o.b. that enjoys his trash. That said, I would like to lift my leg and mark some territory in these here parts. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, that's good - I'll take this spot right here.
Eric was my friend before ANYONE that reads this ever knew of his existence. I know the most heinous secrets (all available for new low prices!) and others sordid details so shocking that my new presence here should become quite entertaining - provided the administrator doesn't go all "Orson Wells" on us all.
I used to be able to scare him so bad he'd shriek like a little bitch, immediately covering his genitals (usually all swollen and chafed from his repeated abuses) like some cowering animal using its tail to hide itself - and his whimpering would quickly ensue - try this some time if you ever have to sleep in the same room with him: wait until his breathing begins to gain that slow, rhythmic cadence - of course it should be dark, slip from where ever you may be - doing so with absolutely no sound... low crawl (this is a fierce technique we military machines learn and you civilian pukes can attempt - just do it right and keep your ass DOWN - not all up in the air like you've been to prison) over to the edge of Eric's bed - and in one fluid motion - leap up, scream something such as "the ether's warm and my member is READY!!!!), and kick or jolt the bed as crazy as humanly possible - just try and move back quick enough in case his spastic colon gives out and he mimics the octopus' initial defense mechanism - hey, it's happened - I still cant shake that stink.
well - enough for now - peace to all ye who read this and beware the ether bunny. CMB -
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