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Creative Writing Exercise, Part 2

A Borges1 scene written in the style of Hemingway: Nick looked for his explanation. He reached into his pack and easily remembered. It felt good. Nick knew the answer. It is not complete. It is not untrue. The answer looked like a big picture of everything, just like Jenkins had said. Nick remembered Jenkins. It had been a long time since he had seen him. Jenkins was not like Bill and John. They said the answer was plain and ordinary. They said the answer was ordinary time. Nick didn’t believe them. He believed Jenkins. Jenkins believed in plenty of different […] Read more »

Pink Floyd Discography

Pink Floyd 2005 Reunion In celebration of the 2005 Reunion, please look back your note: Pink Floyd: Roger Waters David Gilmour Nick Mason Richard Wright Pink Floyd Discography 05/1967 – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Psychedelic soundscapes and lyrical insanity. 06/1968 – A Saucerful of Secrets Experimental psychedelica and more lyrical insanity. 07/1969 – More (Film Score) Intense and contemplative film score. 10/1969 – Ummagumma (2-Disc Set) Electric, flowing live disc and experimental, explorative studio disc. 01/1970 – Zabriskie Point (Film Score) Diverse collection of absolute Floyd treasures. 10/1970 – Atom Heart Mother Orchestrated psychedelica and thematic experimental […] Read more »

PHP Notes Plus

Here are some basic PHP expressions and statements for ez reference.. Common Statements: “\n” = new line “\t” = tab “\r” = carriage return “\$” = dollar sign “\”” = double quote Example usage: “\n\t<category>$category->cat_name</category>” echo ‘<!– Category LiveBookmarks Plugin by Monzilla Media ( monzillamedia.com ) –>’ . “\n”; echo “\n\t<!– Pink Floyd ” . ” Meddle –>\n\n”; echo Multiple Lines of Code echo <<<END … line of code … … line of code … … line of code … END; Example usage: <?php function hide_post_preview() { echo <<<END <style type=”text/css”> #preview { display: none; } </style> END; } add_action(‘admin_head’, […] Read more »

Praise and Criticism

Subject: praise & criticism Message: Hello Google, i have been using the google homepage (google.com) as my personal internet start page for several years now. i have emailed before with praise for the page’s very simple & elegant design asthetics. however, i am occasionally annoyed with the periodic advertising frequenting the page. For example, today i discovered the return of the pesky “google toolbar” advertisement. yuck. (strictly speaking of the start page) i realize that i am scrutinizing a bit here, but i find it necessary to voice my humble opinion concerning one of the few products actually worthy of […] Read more »

Medical School Rejection Letters

After five years of college, a B.S. in Psychology, B.S. in Biochemistry, minor in mathematics, minor in chemistry, a President’s medal, excellent grades, endless hours studying and learning, many more hours applying to various medical schools, and of course thousands of dollars spent on tuition, books, et al, the hard work finally paid off. Harvard Medical School Rejection Letter University of Washington Medical School Rejection Letter In retrospect, I am glad I didn’t get in. Read more »

Monsters of Rock

Spokane, Washington — Wednesday, July 20th, 1988 Shouts out to John E. for the ancient newspaper chunks. 30,000 headbangers converge on Joe Albi Stadium… Nothing beats skipping school to see Metallica, et al… Update! – Due to high demand, we have scanned, edited, uploaded, and posted the entire "Monsters of Rock" article and all associated pictures. The contents of this article originally appeared in the Spokesman Review on Thursday, July 21st, 1988. Way back when newspapers cost a whole quarter. Monsters of Rock (page 1/4) | [ 430K ] Monsters of Rock (page 2/4) | [ 1.4M ] Monsters of […] Read more »

Timeline Proper

The new Timeline category here at Perishable Press will consist of articles that recall various events from the distant and not-so-distant past. These posts are by no means comprehensive or even 100% accurate, but rather reflect the recalled essence of whatever memory is represented therein. Further, these articles will be posted sporadically and in no immediately obviously order, depending on whatever reflection happens to be preoccupying us at the moment. Plus, we tend to romanticize events somewhat, so leave if you just can’t stand it. Names have been encrypted to protect the innocent. Read more »

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