June 29, 2006

The Voyage Begins!

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 8:54 pm

Tomorrow morning PSB and I join Twin A and Twin B and Kissyfur and nobody and Lee Aaron Blair on the trip to Great Spruce Head Island, Maine.

I am very excited for the trip, as are all the rest of us. I’m especially happy not to have to go into the office for a week and a day.

Twin D is in charge of the blog. I hope when we return it’s all pimped out and shit.

Have a very happy fourth of July!

A Message to Nelly Furtado

Filed under: PolenBabble, Kvetch! Kvetch! Kvetch! — Twin C @ 11:03 am

Dear Nelly,

I don’t really know your music. I don’t listen to much pop anymore, except now that I’m being exposed to LITE FM for eight hours a day, and they don’t play you at the moment. I will admit that I’m fond of “I’m Like A Bird”, because, well, I AM like a bird, and I think the song is pretty and I like the harmonies. But this “Promiscuous” song? Nelly, it’s BAD. Not only does it sound like every single other lousy rap song I’ve ever heard, but I think you completely missed the point. Did you bother looking up the word “promiscuous”? Here’s a random sample from the Internet:

- Having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
- Lacking standards of selection; indiscriminate.
- Casual; random.

And how about some synonyms?

wanton, X-rated, abandoned, cheap, dissipated, dissolute, easy, extracurricular, fast, fickle, for free, foul, inconsiderate, lax, lecherous, lewd, libertine, libidinous, licentious, light, loose, low-down, lustful, off-color, outrageous, profligate, purple, rakish, raunchy, raw, rough, salty, shameless, slack, speedy, swinging, unchaste, unconscionable, unprincipled, unscrupulous, wayward, whorish

While I freely admit that some of those synonyms don’t make any sense whatsoever (purple???), what I’m saying is, if you and Timbaland actually are promiscuous (and I don’t know anything about Mr. Land, but I seem to recall that you’re married, and have a baby), or are just pretending that you’re promiscuous for the song’s sake, you would have just had sex, and not stopped to sing/rap about leading each other on. Promiscuous people don’t bother with leading each other on. They want to have sex! They have sex and then find other people to have sex with (likely saving each others’ numbers as possible booty call potential). This song should not exist. QED.

Your album is called “Loose” for goodness sake! I shouldn’t even have to be writing this. Back to bird songs, please.

Twin C

P.S. If you run into Kelly Clarkson, can you tell her that “Because of You” sucks and she should just see a psychotherapist already? Thanks.

June 28, 2006

An Announcement

Filed under: PolenBabble, PolenNews — Twin C @ 3:55 pm

For those of you who don’t know, or haven’t heard the story:

Two weekends ago, PSB and I flew down to Alabama, where I first asked her father’s permission for her hand in marriage, and then that evening, on a dock on a lake with a light shining up from the bottom so we could see the fish swimming and jumping and with fireflies flashing and under a beautiful starry night, I got down on one knee and asked PSB to marry me. Fortunately, she said yes.

We then spent five minutes carefully making sure we didn’t drop the engagement ring, an antique that belonged to her grandmother, into the lake.

After checking in with D and Jax as to give them a wide berth around their wedding, PSB and I are looking at a late April 2007 wedding date.


June 27, 2006

Had to share.

Filed under: HA!, PolenBabble — Twin C @ 3:31 pm

A funny link to an “Off Topic” post on one of my favorite poker sites.

Just scroll down a little.

Warning: extreme blasphemy.

Dig it.

June 26, 2006

MSB awesomeness, + Net Neutrality excellence

Filed under: PolenNews — Twin A @ 3:19 pm

Thanks to all you Polenblog readers who came out to the Mini-MSB — it was a fantastic time, and much of that fantasticness was due to the lovely crowd. The space was treated with respect and care, and we had a lovely time throwing the party.

In other news, the inventor of the Internet just posted a fantastic and highly clear explanation of how to see through the smokescreen of crap being emitted by the telcos and ISPs who want to change the foundation of the Internet.

Here it is. Read it. Yup.

The part which blows away all the ‘FREE MARKETS! ABSOLUTELY NO REGULATION GODDAMMIT!’ people is especially concise and impressive.

June 25, 2006


Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 12:48 pm




Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 12:43 pm

Congrats to Image Node for the stellar party they threw last night. However, I’m concerned that they put a little extra science in my drinks.

I spent 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. passed out on the floor, too drunk to move.

I’m sure there are pictures of this somewhere, and I’m kind of interested to see them. And kind of scared.

More later. . .

June 22, 2006

Bird Brained

Filed under: PolenBabble — Twin C @ 4:16 pm


I met a white-bellied caique last night at the PetCo on Union Square, on my way to the Moth. I often stop there to see the birds - they have a room filled with tropical birds, most of whom are hand tamed and will come play with you. This bird’s name was Brooklyn, and all Brooklyn wanted was for me to scratch his head, neck, and belly, chirping happily the entire time. He was so so sweet. He also costs $1,500. I’m not taking him home any time soon.

Here’s a cute picture from the website of the type of bird he is:


The whole website is filled with great pictures. There’s also a really neat photo gallery showing the sequence from birth to adult - not very cute for the first month or so (I don’t think they open their eyes for the first month) - but as soon as they do, even without the feathers, they’re cute.

Last night was the last Moth of the season, and it went out with a bang! It also featured one of our Friends of Polenblog, Jon Levin, with a brilliant story about when he worked as an orderly during the graveyard shift at a hospital in Boston. Jon stole the show - he was just brilliant. Charming and funny and heart-felt. Fantastic job Jon, and fantastic job PSB for directing him!

Sorry there haven’t been many posts this week - I wanted to keep the party announcement at the top of the page. Now that they’ve made their RSVP cap, I’m back to posting. I’ll be kvetching shortly soon, too. Just not yet.

June 21, 2006

MSB is 3/4 full!

Filed under: PolenNews — Twin A @ 2:00 pm

If you haven’t RSVPed or bought tickets yet, do so now! It could sell out any femtosecond! It really could!!!

June 19, 2006


Filed under: PolenNews — Twin C @ 4:00 pm

UPDATE: Change of venue and information. You should still go. Don’t forget to RSVP!!!

Camp Image Node presents

Fate and a small army of lawyers have attacked us with a shrinkray, and the Mad Scientist’s Ball has been Miniaturized! (In the name of SCIENCE!) We must seek refuge in Space Station Prog, soothing ourselves with ambient, dub, and experimental music. An intimate night of beauty and wonder in a private loft in the West Village, filled with blinkies, live mixed video, and lovely people.

June 24, 2006
10 PM - 6 AM
$10 presale, $15 door
You MUST RSVP to twina@imagenode.org to get the location. We are capping our turnout, so RSVP or buy tickets soon!

Presale tickets ($10):
Click here

More information:

Space Station Prog:


Skillcrane (Image Node) Live PA — Special Ambient Set!
Ezekiel Honig (Microcosm, Anticipate) Live PA
Sean K (Image Node)
antfactor Live PA
DJ Rhizome
…and special guests


Seej (Image Node)
The Housewives’ Guide To Anatomy (Image Node)
Animatron (Image Node)
Jon Lippincott (Image Node)

Inflatable Installation by AKAirways.com
The Southstar by Spec and JG
The NLBA by Spec and Twin A
The Mini-Digital Fireplace 2.0 by Twin A
Eensy Weensy Blinkytronics by Image Node

Costume ideas: Highly portable DNA sequencer, biohazard biorhythm, Nikola Tesla homonculus, tiny glowing bunny, army of very small clones, single nugget of alien chow salesman, the Z-Machine, 1/1000 scale. Also seeking tiny mermaids for an important study of aquatic ambient bliss on amphibious sea vixens…

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