Friday, April 24, 2009

Interruption

So it looks like if you pour a glass of water on your laptop, lightning comes out and it doesn't work any more. I might be tough to reach for a few days.

23 comments:

andy.riverbed said...

oh shit.

Mark said...

shit storm
hope this doesn't mess up your schooling at all
i'm scared now
i'll be keeping all liquids and foods on the other side of the room

mather said...

If it was such a disaster how did you manage to make your latest entry? Hell, you don't need a computer. Why don't you just run a chord from the outlet to the hole in your head?

Matt DiGangi said...

"If it was such a disaster how did you manage to make your latest entry?"

Work computer.

Mather, guess what that means? I won't be able to censor your posts all weekend. Have fun running wild. Now's your chance to prove whatever it is you need to prove.

mather said...

I've already proven it.

Spencer Troxell said...

Ooh, that sucks. Losing a computer (especially if you're a student) is along the lines of losing a car. I hope you've got enough saved up to cover it. The last time I lost a laptop, I didn't have ANY money on hand, and had to go to the public library for a couple of weeks to write my papers. Not fun.

I can say however, library regulars--the ones that actually hang out and read the magazines and stuff--are some of the most interesting regulars there are.

Anonymous said...

that blows donkey dick...

jtk said...

fuck you traitor

Anonymous said...

JTK,

were you directing your "fuck you traitor" comment to me? I'm anonymous, how can I be a traitor?

andy.riverbed said...

i lost my laptop last year. i've been going to library everyday first thing the the morning since last year to write and read and work. it create routine and discipline.

crackers said...

this is one way in which the jargon could die?

Anonymous said...

not with a bang but a whimper. I like it.

Spencer Troxell said...

Thieves Jargon ending because Matt spilled something on his laptop. It would be like the last episode of Seinfeld.

renaissance jones said...

Goddamnit. I was gonna' use the title "Swine Flew" for something someday. Now it's played out. Mexico screwed me again!

mather said...

How many times has Mexico screwed you, Steve? Maybe you should stop opening your asshole to them, or is that your mouth? Baby-faced blondie telling me "I'm 33 going on 112". Yuck, yuck...sure...what a hard life you've led, being poor and all...gangsta-talk...scary...

In other news I saw the Riverbed poem on Decomp, because I got the mass-emailed flier which alerts me to very important events of this nature. The language in the poem is sloppy, uninspired, and the two-line stanzas are without justification, unless pretentious couplets are their own justification. Riverbed ends the poem as he lays down on his bed to rest his aching body following a grand adventure. Pobrecito! But, problem is, the supposed emotion of this ending is not earned through the narrative of the poem, which takes us through the trials and tribulations of his attempt to sneak into a show because he doesn't want to pay the cover. Hell, I can understand that, but he makes it seem like it was such a soul-searching death march, while it is really only a bored child's prank, as useless as a somnambulist's stumble. Nothing of any emotional consequence happens, and the flat language emphasizes this fact, and as a consequence the ending seems tacked on, and empty of poignancy. Lo siento. Creo que es mejor que escribas en espanol, chamaco.

renaissance jones said...

All the cool kids are in decomP! I'm in it next month. This must be the popular table Mother is always whining about.
You know, he thinks we all get into these mags because we hang out and have drinks after work. I bet he thinks all black folks know each other too.

mather said...

Popular table? Man, your metaphors are weak. DecomP is definitely not the litarary popular table. I mean, that capital P is pretty cool, but... Do you really think I am jealous of something you have? You need to open your eyes to the bigger world out there, Renaissance. I've been in more mags than you will ever sniff, but that means nothing if you don't grow. I'm trying to criticize, that's all. I'm trying to stir things up. I'm trying to do you guys a favor, but nobody thanks me, I only get called a "hater". Boo hoo...yuck yuck...

By the way, I contacted Madore. He didn't have much to say. He called me a "bitch".

andy.riverbed said...

"hater" like "cabrĂ³n" is an expression of love. i appreciate you. i got totally pumped up when you analyzed my poem. i was very happy. i felt like a real writer. before that i wasn't sure if i was in this world or not, if anything i did actually had some concrete affect on anything else, but you, mathers, have proven that, whatever you happen to be, that, which is what you are, can be affected. wooooo!

and myself? i'm a reactonary. i've come to terms with that fact.

mather said...

There's no "s" on my name, cabron. Everybody likes to be talked about, even if you don't like the guy talking about you. By the way, "uninspired", "pretentious" and "empty of poignancy" are also terms of love.

renaissancejones said...

"uninspired, pretentious, and empty of poignancy are terms of love"???
Well, I just love Mothers poetry, in that case.

crackers said...

mather's poetry is ok to read but i don't like poetry anyway. he has appeared in a lot of good journal most of us ameaturs on this site won't ever get into, despite whatever thin paperbacks our bro's hook up. his poems are just prose cut up. it's in no way poetry in any traditional sense. i don't know why writers like this call it poetry when it's just flash fiction with wasted space for obnoxious line breaks.

his discussions lack in substance for the most part.

madore has matured from babble and his journal pays!

eat a dick ya'll! let's see what monday brings. hopefully a different set of tits. maybe a photograph of a busty tokyo girl.

mather said...

Renaissance: my comment that they are terms of love was a joke, based on the previous comment. I'm sure at least Riverbed understood that.

Crackers: why would I want to write "traditional" poetry? Also: who the hell are you? Madore's site pays ten bucks a story, I think. Well, that is really something. Three years from now he'll be a memory, and if you're lucky you'll be ten or twenty bucks richer. Good writing is good writing, line breaks or not. There is no great difference.

andy.riverbed said...

i don't know who "mather" is, and I don't think money should matter. that's why i have a job. the only times journals that pay big publish good shit is when they're publishing translations of latin american writers.