Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

09 Oct 2002, 10:00 a.m.

From last night's tasty dinner at Dragonfly with Leonard (the…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

From last night's tasty dinner at Dragonfly with Leonard (the fries and chocolate mousse were excellent, and the beef skewers "very good", but the tomato rigatoni too oily), on the hypothetical Osama bin Laden LiveJournal (which for all I know may actually exist, but I'm not going to risk the depths of LiveJournal to find out):

"Special Forces is after me. Mood: depressed."
"Music I'm listening to: none."
"I saw that Flash game where you blow me up. It hurts."

Actually, I did make a weak attempt to find a bin Laden LiveJournal -- there's gotta be one, right? There's a Blogspot, after all -- and did find this snippet: "Who Would Make a Better Emo Kid:....Verdict: Osama, because his LiveJournal is more interesting (with a longer friends list), and his girlfriend wears a sweater-vest."

Heard at the Old Store:

  1. A woman held up the line at the register for a few seconds exclaiming about the heat. "My dog won't eat at all in this heat, but he drinks so much water! I'm not kidding you, 18 bowls of water a day. I won't let him pee downhill for fear he'll flood the town."
  2. A man bought our last copy of a book; I took off the "Display Copy" sticker and stuck it on my own chest. A subsequent customer asked, "Do you have yourself in paperback?"

Gregg Easterbrook's Tuesday Morning Quarterback moved from Slate to the ESPN/MSNBC/Go edifice, which, since Slate is also owned by Microsoft, is not that big a change. As Leonard and I discussed, now he's revealing various political and economic arcana to ESPN fans in his football analysis, rather than making football palatable to Slatesters by dressing it up with his wonky Brookings Institution self. Running features include Star Trek nitpicks and sketches of obscure colleges.

While searching Leonard's site for the TMQ link, I found two photos worthy of silly captions which, astonishingly, don't already have silly filenames! Perhaps Seth and I parody experimental theatre, and I can't think of anything for this one. Suggestions?