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Pi

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joined on 09/06/04
last updated 09/10/10
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Suffering

cleanses the soul
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Shameless

self promotion
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Overachieving Slacker
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My Alibi

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Things that piss me off

Not here for:
Stupidity, apathy, conspiracy theories, mooching, Bushisms, hindsight, flakes, pitbull breeders, bangers, dissers, fronters, theives, narrow-minded people, people that are so open-minded that their thoughts show up on air traffic control radars, relationship disrespect, alcoholics, street signers (at least sell a fucking newspaper for my $2, and I don't need you to bless me), the Performance Circle Busk Mafia, Those who think that fire dancing is a form of S&M, negligent generalizations, liars, bad poetry, easy to figure out suspense films, people who drive their SUV to the corner store, river/stream/creek litterers, wussies, shopping carts outside of apartment buildings, expensive Coleman's, Gary Coleman, Most French people, The Evil Canuktistine Threat, wacky bLog entries by people who think that which they are writing is all deep and shit, poorly conceived symbolism, Gender referenced with a straight face as 'Goddesses and Warriors', phony wannabe spiritualists, Stupid lock-step Republicans, Baby Burners, Candy Ravers, RUBbies, rumors, hippies, Neo-cons, Neo-libs, body odor, leg cramps, Compaq computers, yellow-pixellated cell phone screen of death, blue screen of death, McAfee, pop up windows, ads in threads, morning breath, cat urine, fuzzy teeth, people who post that they are a mystery wrapped up in an enigma buried in a question mark (eg: Who is this <insert self-compliment>?), misquotes, Virgin Burners who read the web site then pour over stories and then start posting suggestions on how to improve Burning Man, people who refer to the real world as The Default World, road repair, President Cheney, Ralph Nader, New and Improved, parking in SF, Over-boiled pasta, people with nothing wrong with them who still call pot 'medicine', hacked-up furballs, being awakened by anything except not needing to rest anymore, flea bites, noseeums, no q-tips, no particular place to go, disloyalty, deadbeats, welchers, whiners, winos, bad pizza, fake Native Americans, the C.RE.E.P, The Professor or Maryanne, cheap wine, non-OEM parts, Phishing, Fishing, Skip Sommer, Takers, Self-absorbed Goths, Furries, violence against children in particular, FUCKIN' DRAMA, interlopers, cocaine, fair weather friends, liars, denial

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Crazy-mad

Sellin' skillz!
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Wise words

The snakes and arrows a child is heir to
Are enough to leave a thousand cuts
We build our defenses, a place of safety
And leave the darker places unexplored

Sometimes the fortress is too strong
Or the love is too weak
What should have been our armor
Becomes a sharp and angry sword

Our better natures seek elevation
A refuge for the coming night
No one gets to their heaven without a fight

We hold beliefs as a consolation
A way to take us out of ourselves
Meditation or medication
A comfort ,or a promised reward

Sometimes the spirit is too strong
Or the flesh is too weak
Sometimes the need is just too great
For the solace we seek
The suit of shining armor
Becomes a keen and bloody sword

No one gets to their heaven without a fight

A refuge for the coming night
A future of eternal light
No one gets to their heaven without a fight

Confused alarms of struggle and flight
Blood is drained of color
By the flashes of artillery light
No one gets to their heaven without a fight
The battle flags are flown
At the feet of a god unknown
No one gets to their heaven without a fight

Sometimes the damage is too great
Or the will is too weak
What should have been our armor
Becomes a sharp and burning sword

NEP

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Prior to your ski trip to hell...

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The Soapbox (preach, Red Man)

Hey all you Mafia Wars and Farmville Sheeple! Want to see Mark PunkAss brag about ripping you off, offering you malware, and scamming you in to lock-step conformity for his gain? This is the same guy who plagiarized my announcement under his name when I was attempting to save his abandoned Tribe site and then didn't deliver my promises and never so much as acknowledged me.

Yeah, the premium subscriptions for ad removal was my idea. Sorry you didn't get your shirts.

Here's the article (props to Chris Crismond): consumerist.com/5400720/ma...rom-day-one

and here's the video: www.youtube.com/watch

Now that people are discovering what I've been saying for a year and which I VERY PAINFULLY DISCOVERED ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, Pincus is now acting all contrite (that he is not interested in contributing to anything which doesn't line his pockets) : www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/...om-games/

And even went so far as to post about how he's so aggressively fighting the problem: markpincus.typepad.com/markpi...rs.html

Meanwhile the $75,000 that the guys who ponied up for the opportunity to keep tribe afloat because Mark wouldn't invest any of his money in to it is spent, the site is back to being unstable, and I am quietly thankful that I walked away with less than 100 hours of work donated to learning the lesson.

Don't abandon tribe because of this. Just stop paying the $5 a month, let the value sink to nothing in Mark's pocket, and tell the fucking world.
Thu, November 12, 2009 - 12:31 PM permalink - 7 comments
 
Let me call it an experiment that I implemented but was not given the opportunity to administer. Now Darren is leaving tribe. Pinkus and Trader have passed the reigns on to the first guys to pony up $75,000 which I'm sure has been spent by now.

But Tribe's going to have to survive without my $5/mo. They've implemented none of my ideas except for taking five dollars and blocking ads. I'll take another look at ads in my threads, because honestly I'm not on tribe very often anymore.

Enjoy that jet, Pincus. Good luck with the poker app and the mafia wars thingy over at FB. You're a dick, albeit an incredibly wealthy one.
Fri, May 22, 2009 - 10:34 AM permalink - 5 comments
 
Every few weeks I have a nightmare regarding Alex. I haven't seen him in eleven years now and I spNak'd his bitch mom in court yesterday over a child support issue.

Usually these nightmares make me wake up crying. Last night's was a good dream, just bittersweet upon awakening. He was a little guy...just how I remember him...struggling to express himself. The thing is I always knew what he meant. He was a little scared because he couldn't find his shoes. As usual, he was afraid of getting a spanking (nice one, Tonya...you fucking heartless banshee). I kneeled down in front of him and smiled. "that's okay...close your eyes". He closed his eyes and we whispered in conspiratory levels to each other:

"Do you remember having them?"

"Yeah"

"Do you remember what they looked like? Think hard"

"Yeah"

"Do you remember where they were?"

"Yeah", and he ran outside to get them, little chubby legs pumping along.

I awoke and got in the shower. That's when I remembered the dream. I smiled and thanked my God for giving me such a good dream. Then I wiped a tear from my eye and washed my hair. Miss ya, buddy.

Did I mention that my ex-wife is a heartless bitch?
Wed, March 4, 2009 - 4:30 PM permalink - 8 comments
 
I've been thinking about this while working this morning. Given their tradition of bigamy, wouldn't it make more sense to refer to themselves as a Morwomen?




(YES, I'M GETTING ANTSY WORKING FROM THE HOUSE WHILE MY CAR IS BEING REPAIRED, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!)
Thu, February 5, 2009 - 11:42 AM permalink - 1 comment
 
I was but a lad. A lad that read everything handy. We were on our way to the airport to go on vacation and I heard an advertisement on the radio for a new book called "Fletch". It was a mystery about a drug dealer who is tapped by a prominent business man who wants Fletch to kill him. Huh? WTF would anybody hire somebody to kill him? I made a mental note of the title and picked it up at a store while on that vacation. That was my introduction to Fletch. Or Irwin Maurice Fletcher ("people call me Fletch"). He was an investigative reporter who was undercover as a heroin addict amongst the homeless on a beach in LA. He was also a ladies man, a rebel, a smart ass, and one hell of an investigative reporter. The book read like a breeze and you literally didn't find out what and why until the last ten pages or so.

I was hooked.

There were several other Fletch books to follow, and a spin-off character named Flynn also had his own series of three or four books. All great mysteries, all full of humor, thrills, and general entertainment. By far this was my favorite author in the mystery genre (Gregory McDonald). Then Chevy Chase released his take in the movie Fletch.

What the fuck? Chevy Chase as the sexy ladies man? Chevy Chase as the intelligent undercover investigative reporter? Wait a minute...Chevy Chase as FUNNY? Nope. He fucked the Fletch movie into the ground, and then managed to make a sequel that was three times as bad. The films paid a slight amount of attention to the premise of the story line, but the Fletch movie was a rip off that killed the Fletch book franchise. Chevy Chase is a smarmy, smug, cocaine-addled stand up comic who lucked his way to fame. The only movies where he managed to pull of being entertaining were the two Vacation movies written and directed by John Hughes. The same John Hughes who wrote Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles wrote some of the greatest National Lampoon stories ever printed. My Penis, My Vagina, and the two stories that made the only two good Vacation Movies are just a sampling of the edgy, dark humor this guy wrote. Conversely, Chase was the only anchor around the neck of the comedic classic Caddy Shack. He is a fluke and every year he goes without making a movie is a good year for movies. He is every bit as bitter and difficult to work with as the (once funny-now just as smug and unhappy) Bill Murray, and every bit as relevant as (once the funniest straight man in the business, now pretty much retired) Dan Akroyd. He's done. Washed up. Good Riddance.

I've carried my resentment on this for a few years. As little as six months ago I thought, "man...he probably bought the movie rights from McDonald and there will never be a resurgence of that great, original character and mood. Now today I got an email from an old friend who shared my love of the books and my hatred of the movies. Kevin Smith was originally slated to make Fletch Won (a prequel...NO CHASE!). He wanted Jason Lee to play the young Fletch, Miramax wanted Brad Pitt (no!) or Matt Damon (maybe). Now Smith is off the project. Josh Jackson is rumored to be the new Fletch, as is Dane Cook and Ryan Reynolds. God, I hope these are rumors. Please, please, please make this a quasi-humorous mystery instead of a quasi-mysterious comedy.
Wed, January 14, 2009 - 11:37 AM permalink - 0 comments
 
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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Realize that I won't pass judgement on your lifestyle unless you pass judgement on mine. That is not a guarantee that I will pass judgement on your's, nor is it a guarentee that I agree with your lifestyle. It simply means that I withhold judgement unless neccessary

Expect a swift, proactive reaction if you overstep my boundaries. That does not mean an obvious reaction.

Society is an agreement composed of a series of compromises. Just because we share the same air doesn't make you my brother or sister. Only our mutual love coupled with mutual respect may do such.

Privacy is shared only to the degree of the offerer of said sharing. Prying or interferring will only breed competition and ill feelings. I will keep your secrets and expect the same in return. I will not pry nor will I interfere with your life. If I love you, if you fall within one of my concentric circles of caring, I will protect you with my life. I offer this to you as this is one of my values. If I ever ask you for help, advice, or empathy, it is the greatest demonstration of love I can offer.

Even if I show you kindness, I don't expect kindness in return. However kindness is granted to all people as a license, not a right. As a license it is subject to suspension or revocation. This is obvious in all of our lives.

Circles rule my value system. The outermost circle is society at large. Next are those of my ilk. Next is my aquaintences. Next is my clientelle. The next circle is my friends. The next circle is my family, of which certain friends are included. The innermost circle is my lover, my mother, and my children. An inner circle has the right to weigh in their opinion on an outer circle upon their own choice. That is a one-way conduit, thus the same does not apply to the reverse. Should an outer circle attempt to weigh in on an inner circle, I will ask that you respect my privacy.

Take note of my rules of respect. It is a personal value that I hold as close as my own heartbeat. It is a personal value that I will extend to you in kind. If you do not agree with it, please share with me your rules so that I may respect them in return. If I don't, if you don't, I wish you the same peace and love I wish for my innermost circle.

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Much Love

Unsu...
 
November 9, 2007
Pi knows what it means to be a true friend. I can think of no finer tribute.
October 13, 2006
Pi. . .awww Pi. . .

He wrote me my first testimonial. He is the first to make me see the error of some of my ways and to do it with compassion and honesty.

He is the voice of reason in our chaotic moments, and a tough performer. . .takes it very seriously. . . as it should be dammit. . .he is the coach.

He often overworked and grumpy, but always with a smile and sarcasm is a never ending well. . . which I find hilarious. I have a catchers mit for all the shit he throws at me. But I used to be a catcher so it is actually quite amusing!!

He has been thru more shit in his life than your whole families last 3 generations and he deserves nothing but love and uber respect. As a friend you know he will be there for you, he will make sure to put the right idea in everyones minds if they speak ill of you, he is always the diplomat and can riff a mean guitar.

He has great taste for choosing Memory too.

Love you Pi. .
June 7, 2006
Hm. Hm. I see nary a testy-monial on your page. But I write one nonetheless. Reject or accept as you wish.

Pi is a man of umpteen names. Pi is a neverending number. Pi is a pi-ro of the highest, exoticest caliber, armed to the teeth with flaming swords, bullwhips (tis all fun and games until somebody loses an eye), dragonbreath, poi--the list goes on.

Pi has a kickass daughter who is a lovely pi-ro in training. Pi and Memory give me that warm fuzzy feeling inside that I thought my inner cynic had squished. I mean, how many people can say they ignite our hidden Hallmark tendencies?
October 7, 2005
Without Pi, we could never figure out how much space we need to reserve at Burningman each year. Your grill seriously rocks, and is by far the most impressive cooking implement I have eer seen. But even though the Canadians also brought their own Pi this year, this radical number will always be my favortite. Thank you for sharing your dragon fire puppet piece this year. I'd love to see more of that!!
December 13, 2004
Pi is one of the most kick ass fire freaks I have ever met. Its truly a night to remember whenever he comes out to play with us. He puts a lot of heart and soul in to his arts and it feeds us all. I would love to see more of him.
November 23, 2004
The Circle of Pi is the embodiment of perfection;
the perfect reflection of my projection.
My partner. My teacher. My hero. My mate.

Yours. Truly.

~Memory
September 30, 2004
Yum - Fucking - Yummy! This man is one sexy bi-och Don't be fooled by his bad ass looks. Within him dwells a heart filled with purity and peace. I am mesmerized by the way he spins fire. Ohhhh and I absolutely adore his smoke "sharing" methods. One of the best moves I have seen dude! I am honored to call you "friend" and "campmate."
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Find your peace

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4 ur I only

Benefit at Ruby Skye
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Pi, Ro: Maniacs

The Wanderer Six-string edition v 0.5
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Diamond Pi Certified

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"Excellent food, but don't expect them to jump through hoops getting it to you."
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"Zan takes poi teaching to the next level"
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"Giving Masa a run, albeit with new shoes"
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"Best in the North Bay (and, arguably, the US)"
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