Mitch Hedberg – An influence of Demetri Martin, who is pretty damn good
Richard Pryor – Chuck and I were talking about PR and I brought up how the positive spin that PR folks put on the face-burning thing was that it was free-base related.
Richard Parker – Reading this makes me want to read Life of Pi. I desire to understand my own personal Richard Parker.
Mos Def – I smashed it like it was an Idaho potato.
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco – 420.
Hartless Bastards – Coming to the cradle. The lead girl looks kind of like Beth Gibbons, so I wanted to check if it was.
B battery (vacuum tubes) – Not as common anymore because when you say it people think you have a stutter.
A battery (vacuum tubes) –
United States one hundred-dollar bill
Large denominations of United States currency
Salmon P. Chase – This guy seemed to really understand money
Energy Drink – people keep asking for them at the cradle.
Redline (drink) – particularly potent.
United States five-dollar bill – In addition to the proof dime, I also found a five-dollar note.
Year 2000 problem – thinking about Office Space
James Bond – don’t remember why I was thinking of this. Since seeing Casino Royale, I’ve had little vacation-style bond fantasies. Say what you will about the guy, he does end up in some picturesque places.
Casino Royale (2006 film) –
Office Space – saw some at the Cradle
Wisconsin card sort
Santa Fe Institute – Renowned research facility for complex systems. Kind of a dream job.
Nicholas Metropolis – Monte Carlo method
Melanie Mitchell – One of the most influential authors of my life
John Henry Holland – Father of genetic algorithms
Theldrow – an old mac computer game
Physical Graffiti – The next few… I’m not so proud of, but you can see the click trail pretty obviously
Led Zeppelin IV –
Aleister Crowley –
Seal of Solomon –
Lust for Life (song) – Possible Rho Band song
God Save the Queen (Sex Pistols song) – ditto
Richard Branson – This guy fascinates me.
Michael Richards – The fourth “Richard” on the list. What’s up?
Portishead – When is their next album coming out? This year some time (supposedly); I hope someone tells me.
Blur (band) – Boys and Girls came on the iPod…
Ben Folds – …then a Ben Folds Five song.
Aphasia – I had always called it “aphonia”, but I think this is more accurate
Dysphasia – the term has fallen out of favor as it is too easily mistaken for “dysphagia”
Led Zeppelin – the song remains the lame
Kuru (disease) – prions are scary. real scary. Still, to fully understand them could lead to powerful applications.
Sickle-cell disease – do sickle-cells transmogrify neighboring cells to also be sickles?