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Load Up Your Guns, Bring Your Friends

It's my birthday today. 2003 was about the year before. In 2002, there was the Bali Bombing. In 2001, George W. Bush aired a special episode of America's Most Wanted, featuring terrorists. In 2000, the USS Cole was damaged by two suicide bombers. Today... nothing but a load of fucking Superman clips. Look, I don't ask for much. I don't make a deal out of my birthday. I don't much care about it. It's just a day.

But.

But I've gotten used to having something of interest happen on the day, and this shit just isn't cutting it. The days before built up nicely: election, Derrida dying, then Reeves...

I'm a bored twenty something. Entertain me.

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bec_w
Oct. 12th, 2004 02:12 am (UTC)
Happy birthday Ben
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
thank you.
burntcopper
Oct. 12th, 2004 03:49 am (UTC)
I suggest you start to investigate the worldwirde conspiracy that is squirrels and facial piercings. Happy turning one year more decrepit, you.
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2004 03:54 am (UTC)
tease me not, my dear heather--is there really facially pieced squirrels?

(and thank you. i know i'm getting old right next to you ;))
burntcopper
Oct. 12th, 2004 09:39 am (UTC)
Yep. There's this whole underground punk/goth movement. Not including the biker squirrels.
benpeek
Oct. 13th, 2004 04:00 am (UTC)
well. that's fantastic. i'm not going to search that, i'm just going to believe it straight out. the truth can't be as good as my imagination right now.
mariness
Oct. 12th, 2004 06:02 am (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

There was a young man named Peek
Who was feeling a bit - shall we say - antique?
He tried to chat up a lass,
Who said, "I fear I must pass --
Deconstructionism's killed my technique."


(look, it's morning. You can't expect much from me in the morning.)
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
i'm kinda impressed by those last two lines. but then, you know, it's late.

thank you, anyhow.
bodhichitta0
Oct. 12th, 2004 06:04 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Ben, happy birthday to you.

I will try to arrange a catastrophe today if I can get to it. If not, I am sure there will be a nice car bombing or beheading in Iraq for you to eat with your cake.
benpeek
Oct. 12th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
thank you. if you could, that would be most helpful. there is fifteen minutes left.
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benpeek
Oct. 13th, 2004 03:51 am (UTC)
a plague. sniffle. that'd be so nice. anyhow, thank you muchly.
nick_kaufmann
Oct. 12th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, Ben!
benpeek
Oct. 13th, 2004 03:47 am (UTC)
thank you mr nick.
studebakerhawk
Oct. 13th, 2004 01:01 am (UTC)
I lost five dollars on your birthday.



...



guess that just doesn't cut it, huh? Well, happy birthday anyhoo. :D
benpeek
Oct. 13th, 2004 03:48 am (UTC)
no. maybe if you'd lost that five bucks around me, and then broken down and wept like a little girl... i mean, at that stage, i would've been able to say, "well, i haven't seen that before."

that's all i ask for a birthday. no fuss. i get uncomfortable when people want to make a big deal. but i like the world to reveal something new.

it owes me, at least once a year.
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