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08 June 2003 @ 03:38 pm
 
Do any of you know the story about the guy walking on the beach, throwing starfish into the sea? Sometimes I feel like that. Sometimes I feel like the guy walking along the beach, torching starfish with his flamethrower.

One one our side, at least.
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atelierlune on June 8th, 2003 08:20 pm (UTC)
burn baby burn
I'm not really sure what you mean. Recently I've been the sort of person who stares at their hair in the mirror and just starts hacking it all off. Is that similar? No? Hm....
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on June 9th, 2003 02:29 pm (UTC)
Re: burn baby burn
See, in the story, there's a guy walking down the beack, throwing starfish back into the sea. A passerby remarks that he will never save all of them, so why should he even bother? The guy says that the starfish he throws back are grateful enough for him.
atelierlune on June 9th, 2003 08:21 pm (UTC)
I see.
Does this make you the Starfish Angel of Death? ::not helping::

Ok, ok, I get it. It's like what Emily Dickinson said: To help one fainting sparrow/back into his nest again/and I shall not have lived in vain." Right?

Um.... I'm just a dumb gaijin sitting in a humid basement computer lab, but I don't think you're wasting your life. You might not be doing what you think you should be doing but that doesn't mean you're a waste, or your life is a waste. I sometimes feel like I don't do enough here, but when I really sit down and take stock of what I have done, I find that I've done quite well considering the time constraints. I've come a long way, in a lot of ways. And so have you. Ne?

I look forward to having starfish barbecue with you someday. (That is assuming one can actually eat a starfish. I'll bring the tartar sauce, ok?) Please don't snarl at me for talking like this.
like a hundred billion hot dogshalf_double on June 9th, 2003 08:27 am (UTC)
"How Batman finds crime."

Anyone else disturbed by this one? I mean, really & truly disturbed. Not that the cops hang don't already out more in 'bad' neighborhoods (by which, & I don't give a f*ck what that article says, we can assume they mean 'brown' & 'poor' neighborhoods). But to give the police these kinds of statistics (& everyone knows statistics can be manipulated, right? Stephen J. Gould, right? Good) & tell them, "This is where the crime is going to be," has an almost Minority Report-ish quality to it that's seriously giving me the willies.

The Groundskeeper Willies, to be precise.
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Devourdiscoflamingo on June 9th, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC)
Och! I dinna think ye'd be playn the fewl so clevah, lass!