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Построенная в тридцатые [Feb. 1st, 2014|03:53 am]
После двух или трех попыток, которые окончились неудачей, поскольку «не удалось затронуть струну массы», он повернул маленький клапан в верхней части генератора.
Вестингауз отказался от участия, но всетаки дал ученому нужную сумму, хотя его компания и так истратила почти 70 миллионов долларов во время своего быстрого расширения и перехода к многофазной системе.
Пока Хьюго Гернсбек занимался поспешным изготовлением посмертной маски, Кеннет Суизи, Сава Косанович и Джордж Кларк – директор музея и лаборатории Американской радиокорпорации – вошли в номер.
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Когда племянник попытался [Feb. 1st, 2014|12:44 am]
Бун Пикенс, корпоративный рейдер и клиент Drexel, представил данные о своей большой доле в Gulf.
На первый взгляд, эти контракты были предназначены для защиты от принудительных поглощений путем увеличения их стоимости.
По дороге в даунтаун Сигел понял, что от него потребуют сделать заявление о признании вины.
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Затем он ошеломил [Jan. 30th, 2014|06:52 pm]
В конце концов все предполагаемые адвокаты прошли собеседование с Сэндлером, чья фанатичная преданность Милкену являлась дополнительной гарантией привлечения юристов, предпочитавших борьбу заключению полюбовных соглашений.
Недавно купив большой завод по производству генераторов и лампочек в ИврсюрСен, Бачелор – ближайший партнер Эдисона – планировал возвести по всей Европе центральные электростанции.
Познер не окончил даже средней школы и говорил с акцентом уроженцев Балтимора из рабочей среды.
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Change of Venue. [Oct. 30th, 2004|06:44 pm]
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

I'm radio3europe now.

Go there. Be enlightened! Marvel at the NEW CAT. ;) Now that I'm not working nights and/or moving, and am lazy student-esque again, I should post again, right?

Uh. OK. Right. But anyway, it's worth a (third!) shot.
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So, I need to register a domain for my screenplay. [Jun. 18th, 2004|10:33 am]
[mood |productiveproductive]

Since I finished building the site and all, I need to put it up. I'm going with PoE Hosting, a subset of (naturally) Portal of Evil, since they seem to do a pretty brisk business and folks've said good things about them on the boards (and if they sucked, they wouldn't say good things about them, being the, uh, blunt sort that PoE posters are.)

The original title for the screenplay was 'Owen's Craft,' which works, but is rather boring as such. It's what the WGA registration is under too, and is not in danger of being confused with any other title out there (although Owen Wilson might sue for copyright infringement, heh heh.).

Recently, I've been toying with 'Dark and Doubtful,' which is a direct quote from prosecutor Coke (what a last name, eh?) written regarding the advance notice of the plot ('... in a dark and doubtful letter,' viz.in reference to the Monteagle letter that blew the case wide open.) I think it's less boring, but also more generic. I mean, it sounds sort of like a Dolph Lundgren film, even.

So which should I go with for the title of the site and screenplay? Or should I go with something entirely different? I want it to be non-generic, but at least slightly more interesting than the first idea as well. Ideas welcomed; post 'em here.
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There's nothing I hate more than... [Jun. 17th, 2004|08:31 pm]
[mood |disappointeddisappointed]

... people who start every sentence with "As a ____, I think that."

Recently, I entered the DNC essay contest (see below). I did not win. That's cool and all. I didn't expect to win, considering there were 1100 essays. However, an essay that did win not only used that phrase, but played on it as a large part of its reasoning. The particular fill-in-the-blank won't be mentioned, since it's not germane.

However, since when did we define ourselves like that like it proves a point? 'As a woman,' nothing, as far as I'm concerned, unless it's reproductive rights, or something like that that has to do with being a woman. However, if your 'as a woman' continues to 'I think that the war in Iraq is bad,' that's a non sequitur of the highest order.

Show me how being a woman colors your perspective on the war. Show me how being black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Native American, Vogon, whatever, makes censorship a particular issue for you. Show me how having a disability makes you uniquely qualified to judge the artistic merit of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers.'

Otherwise, don't make those statements. It makes you look uneducated, uninformed, and trading on whatever fills in the blank instead of actually having your own opinion for a reason.

And if I ever use 'as a person with a physical disability, I think that ___' for something that doesn't have jack to do with disability, please tell me and I'll make every effort to correct myself, because I find that about the most abhorrent thing to say, and devaluing everything your race, culture, religion, sexuality, whatever has fought for, attempted, and attained.
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However, I am Janeane Garofalo in the second movie. All hope is not yet lost! [Jun. 16th, 2004|11:20 am]
[mood |relievedrelieved]

Fortydeuce in Firstness
Managing to play every heart-string, this classic account, set in the fictional country of Elbonia, tells the story of friends, phrenicgermal (Brendan Fraser) and fortydeuce (Janeane Garofalo), who find themselves in an international scandal when a hurtful divider is set in motion by her unthinking father, gatdula (Hank Azaria). This film is loved by dozens worldwide.
Produced by ianiceboy

... and ...

Fortydeuce in The Laws of the People
fortydeuce (Lisa Kudrow) has more than candidacy issues to contend with. Daring to challenge our views on government, her perceived supremacy is severely lacking, and malkav, her closest personal friend (Calista Flockhart), is implicated in an international scandal. athenakt (Jamie Lee Curtis) devises a contract on her own life. The weather has never sounded so interesting.
Produced by ianiceboy

'Friends' aside, which I never watched or really liked, I think Lisa Kudrow is a good actress (Exhibit A: 'The Opposite of Sex', with Christina Ricci  et al.), and Janeane Garofalo's cool too.

They almost make up for the horror of me-as-Denise-Richards.
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Hey, it's the worst movie ever. [Jun. 16th, 2004|11:03 am]
[mood |gigglygiggly]

Fortydeuce in Still Death Does Us Part
In this thrill-per-minute kill-fest, fortydeuce (Denise Richards) is a Canadian prisoner with a libido to kill. She has to eliminate mohavedatura (Sarah Michelle Gellar) before her archenemy, moof (Rob Schneider), captures her. Imagining that this plight is reversible, she blasts into a subterranean lair, not knowing what she expects to find inside. The action movie of the week!
Produced by ianiceboy

I mean, seriously. That's aggressively awful.

(Stolen from one of ai_ling's January entries.)
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So this is how Oliver Sachs felt. [Jun. 15th, 2004|11:01 pm]
[mood |mellowmellow]

I had my first real interaction with the residents where I'm working. It's an "intermediate care facility;" in other words, it houses people who can kind-of sort-of communicate even if they can't really talk. I presume the worse cases (beyond the 3% cutoff of the retarded that we have here) are shipped downstate for some sort of state or federally-funded program, but I could be wrong. I can't really see the county having the resources to take care of anything more than what we have - oxygen tanks, catheters, and lifts for the two rather, um, large people seem to be the extent of our budget.

Two of the people I worked with last time, E. and L., are gone to camp for this week, which was sort of disappointing - L., at least, I thought liked me - or at least, she certainly liked the Slinky I was playing with when I was hanging out with her. E. is rather less outwardly communicative, so I'm not too sure what her story is. I'd be curious to know. She seems to have similar issues to L., so I wonder what makes L. far more outgoing than E., if it's just personality or something else.

J.T. (and I apologize for all the initials, but confidentiality must be maintained, and such, and folks being fired over a weblog isn't exactly without precedent) was hysterical, though: She was throwing a ball around with the new girl, A., and caught it; everyone was kidding around with her. Somehow, she wound up with it on her head, and one of my coworkers ran to get a camera, taking a picture of her. However, when he took the picture, she struck a pose not unlike Madonna's 'In Vogue'; it made everyone crack up.

Volunteering at the Special Olympics aside (and those people were far more functioning), this is my first experience with the mr/dd (mentally retarded/developmentally disabled) set, so the fact that she got the joke that much - because she was laughing when she struck the pose - just startled me and made me gain a healthy dose of respect for these folks, along with S., another resident (care-speak for "patient") joining me in applause the first time J.T. caught the ball. With social skills like that... I don't know if these people are really as retarded as the system makes them out to be.

So she instantly became one of my favorites for that. The one person I'm not too sure about is J. (male, whose last initial I forget), who isn't communicative at all - even E. will make eye contact and such. He just sits there and drools, or seems to anyway. I don't really know how to reach him. It's only my first day of solid interaction on-shift, though, so perhaps I'll find a way.

And I'm a bit worried about the blind guy who, I've been warned, likes to grab girls who are on the rag and make disparaging remarks. That should be fun, when that time of the month rolls around. I wonder if asking not to be placed on duty with him during those few days would be inappropriate, but I don't think so - considering the staffer I was "shadowing" doesn't deal with one of the most communicative people there because he just doesn't like her (in his own words), it probably wouldn't be.

Still, yick. We shall see, I guess. Other than that, nobody skeeved me, and I'm perfectly cool with the large majority of folks - including the fellow with dwarfism who initially freaked me out the most. I remember mentioning to moof and mohavedatura that I thought he was a thalidomide baby, but I don't think he is now. Perhaps it's just achondroplasia.

So a good first day. Score of "A". Would have received an A-plus if not for that remark about the guy grabbing girls, since I'm gonna be walking on eggshells around him, probably needlessly, until I forget about the warning or see that it's not as necessary as it seemed.
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Quoted from Masquerade, because I am a giant dork. [Jun. 14th, 2004|03:36 pm]
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]


That is all.

More news, and longer, more interesting post forthcoming now that training, part deux (aka not-really-training) is over.
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