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from djc360 :
wow, you're so cunning, aren't you now? i meant that i will not accept it. either people can treat me (and hopefully everybody else) with consideration or else they can get lost.
from pyromania :
Hehehehe, thankies for the postcard ^_^
from djc360 :
hi jon. no, the smut was not intentional. but thanks for catching it! it's always fascinating what slips out of my mouth when i'm not paying due care and attention. ahem. and, regardless, i'm usually the one who, well... oh, nevermind! i'm sure you're not at all interested in the details anyway!
from swooish :
I love your template?
from djc360 :
well, from the research i've done so far, most of the american universities, like harvard and yale, guarantee scholarships and other sources of funding/income if you get into their program. LSE makes no such guarantees. certainly, there are scholarship available, from from what i can tell, there arne't that many (especially for international students) and just having to consider applying for a plethora of scholarships, each dozens of pages long, with no guarantee that i'll get anything in return already gives me a blistering headache. the sociology dept at LSE is mighty impressive though. it seems to lean towards theoretical stuff (as does a lot of european social science scholarship it seems), which i've sort of gotten over, but they have a lot of big names i recognize. i also think living in the UK, while bound to be interesting and edifying, is probably more expensive than living in the US. UBC and UT are my top two choices right now, so it's likely i'll be staying in canada anyways, which i really don't mind. i'm guaranteed full funding at either university, i get to skip the masters with my honours degree, there is a LOT of funding from the gov't of canada for health and mental health research in the social sciences, and i won't have to buy health insurance or anything like that. but if you have any news about fudning at the LSE, i'll definitely take a look and consider it. cheers.
from djc360 :
sure, you can interpret it that way. obviously i don't. i'm not the kind of person to say who is or who isn't "misguided" in matters of living.
from djc360 :
ummmmmmm.... sure. first of all (and though this is slightly off topic, but i have ot make this clear), i have never discounted evolution or biology as part of the complete picture in explaining any particular aspect of human psyche or behaviour. it's just that, at least when it comes to human behaviour, the model i have in mind is complex (unlike your simple and i think simple-minded 1-to-1 picture of things), technical, and rather not that inspiring, esp. for people accustomed to soundbites and cnn. in addition, this rather academic model of how biology does and does not intervenes in particular types of human behaviour is mostly irrelevant in the cultural context in which i write, where laypeople find these evolutionary psychology theories plausible and interesting (and the boob theory is not "obviously rubbish" (you need to stop generalizing from your own personal experience and interpretation of things to the entire population, or even to the entire species!), since it was written by a respectable scientist, and since it was at least not found implausible at the time it was written.) i am responding to this kind of cultural climate and science journalism. if you're really interested in how i see evolution and biology are related to human psyche and behaviour in different ways for different things, well, you have my number. however, i argue for the importance of culture here, not only because it is blatantly obvious (i oft use the baby example, which has absolutely no culture, all of which we must learn, which is a LOT of stuff -- though thankfully our big and impressionable brains are our biggest biological asset and is up to the task), but also because culture has become invisible in psychological discourse today (even though i have faith that it's only a matter of time before people will begin to pay more attention to the culture-psychology dynamic; in fact i'm taking a course on cultrual psychology right now, so i might have way more to say about this in 4 months, though maybe not in the blog cause it's probably too complex and detailed and thus not that inspring to read.) let's not even talk about human behaviour -- even the evolutionary theories for the supposedly "hard facts" of human physiology are HARDLY agreed upon (e.g. standing) by physical anthropologists, though they are generally -- defeinitely -- way more plausible and much less susceptible to historical, cultural and personal biases in the interpretation of the evidence than evolutionary theories of human psychology, which are replete with obvious biases and "monstrous" assumptions (and whatever "evidence" exists amounts next to nothing when it comes to human evolutionary psychology -- so in essence, ppl are interpreting absoltuely nothing (except maybe reworking their prejudices or their misapprehensions of the human species.) wow, what an insight.) your note could use plenty more critique, of which i personally think are quite easy to pick out, but i'm saving my breath for your next note :D and i need to sleep. zzz. <p> (p.s. just one furhter comment before i collapse. i do concede that "rule" is a poor choice of words. i was just pointing out how intelligent life from another planet will probably perceive us, which, actually, is really another one of those exercises of imagination that you seem to like to indulge in. (bizarre and half-baked theories being the other ones! :P))
from djc360 :
I think you see what you want to see. (And I concede the possibility that maybe I do too). Certainly there are evolutionary theories based on evidence -- but there are no evolutionary <i>psychology</i> theories of this sort of which I am aware, and I've read quite a few of them in various contexts and disciplines. [I do appreciate your attempt at rhetoric though, i.e. "unavoidable" and "overwhelming". I'm a good reader though so those don't really work with me! :)] And, on the contrary, I think an advance intelligent species that came to earth would be amazed at how much human beings have distinguished themselves from any other animal on the planet -- primarily in our ability to learn and the diverse ways of life and habits in the species (one species, that is). Certainly, the first things they would probably notice would be the dense social, infrastructural, and economic organization that we call "cities". Whether it is a good or bad thing or not is an entirely different type of debate, but humans have ruled this world and managed to control nature like no other species, and continue to do so. Pretty soon, even biology may be "enculturated" as we find ways to modify our own genetic material based on whatever cultural values (or personal whims) may be important or dominant at the time (aka "biosociality"). And, certainly, one of the more surprising facts of nature is that human beings have NO close biological cousins whatsoever -- homo habilis died out, homo erectus died out, and homo neanderthalus died out. Apes and monkeys may be the nearest ones we have, but they're hardly near (they *barely* have culture by the most liberal def'n of culture possible, and they *barely* have real langauge by, again, the most most liberal def'n of language conceivable.) We would probably have a very different ethical and social world if we did have close biological cousins on the boundaries of what we might consider "human". Think of all the problems that might create! But no, we are alone, in our unprecedented, rapid, and multivariegated "adaptation" through culture (both material and mental) to more environments than any other species -- from the amazon to the arctic and now from deep sea to space -- in our language, in our philosophy, in our literature, in our capacity for symbolic and abstract thought (which is where much of the human psyche rests btw), in our neurological plasticity, in our science, in our religon, in our very ability to have this debate, in the absolutely unrivalled complexity of human psychologies, in the great varities of life and behaviours of whihc humans are capable, both "good" and "bad" (if anything is "unavoidable" or "overwhelming", it's the anthropolgoical, historical, and ethnological evidence of thousnads of different human cultures, many with quite fundamental differences from many others, that attests to this.) Humans also happen to be uniquely and explicitly aware of our own mortality and the existential predicament and the attempt to find meaning (and the problems that arise when we don't). To push it even further, we can even reflect, symbolically (which is of course the only way it is possible to reflect), on our own so-called "instincts" and "reflexes" and make the decision of whether we will act on them or not, and how to balance between various needs, biological or cultural or whatever, between individual in a group and between groups and in different contexts (i.e. political science and philosophy, which doesn't just reflect behaviour (it hardly ever does actually) but creates and affects behaviour.). Anyways, I can go on. Each of those things and others can be written about in great breadth and length, but I won't attempt to do it. I'll just conclude by saying I think you're wrong and I disagree with your interpretation.
from djc360 :
awwwwww, thanks for those comforting thoughts! you make me feel so warm and fuzzy sometimes.
from djc360 :
Mood is extremely complicated, that much I will grant. Thus, what I mean by "choice" and "choosing to be a certain way" may be different for different people at different stages in their lives. For example, I woulnd't really have understood the idea a year ago, even if somebody had tried to explain it. But I'm a very different person from who I was a year ago. If anything, I'm more conscious and aware (never entirely, but definitely MORE so). And that's the other important thing I tried to emphasize, is the idea of consciousness. We can't choose if we're not conscious -- of what's going on in our minds, of our internal dialogues, of our habits, of what motivates us and what we do (sometimes on a second by second basis), of our self-delusions, of our self-projections, of our self-images, of our own biographies, or even of our own talents and gifts. (This idea of consciousness can be applied to a political and global level as well, by the way, with global implications.) I would guess that most people, most of the time (and I don't dare exclude myself!) are unconscious of all of these things. They just go through life, completed invested in every moment and every emotion, but not ever being entirely aware of what's happening. We're too busy with our internal dialogues, with our own ego needs, with trying to be a certain way, with our bank accounts, with planning what we're going to do tomorrow, or say next hour, and so on. If people aren't conscious, they can't choose. It's that simple. I can only choose to be happy, to choose what I'm going to tell myself, to choose to enjoy a moment for once instead of pondering what to do tomorrow, to choose the most empowering interpretation of an event, to choose to change my habits or my life in order to align it with my aspirations and ideals, if I am conscious of what I do and think from moment to moment. If I am not, I will probably end up doing the same thing and thinking the same things over and over, and I'll end up wondering why I get the same dissatisfying results or disquietude. Eating is probably a good example of this, for myself and a lot of other people. Lately, I've become of aware of how bloody often I'll eat for no apparent reason at all -- or if I dig a little deeper, I'll realize I eat because I'm bored, or beacuse I'm tired, or because I need stimulation, or to satisfy somebody else's expectations or pressures, or jsut out of HABIT. But now I realize what I'm doing and I stop myself. I listen to my body and I stop when I'm full, which can't be said to be always the case. But truly, I think a lot of people these days are uncosncious eaters. Just look around you. Unconscious eating is everywhere. Uncosnciousness in general, even. Depression is a fascinatning topic. THe more I think about it, the more I think it needs an extremely fine-grained and individuated approach as to its etiology. It has a billion and one causes. As much as biological approaches are the trend these days, I've explored a lot of different ways of looking at it (the interest stemming from my own experience with the black hole of despair that depression can be) and I continue to think that a Jungian approach and the Buddhist approach to human suffering are the most powerful ways of looking at it. I know they've helped me tonnes. I'm free to debate this with anybody if they have the inclination. I'm hardly dogmatic though. Some depression is most obviously explained by some kind of biological problem. But most of the time it's not. And most of the time we think biology is the porblem these days, it's not. I say look again. And neither do I think depression is something we should approach negatively all the time anyhow. I know depression, as sucky as it is, has given me a lot of gifts -- such as empathy and sensitivity and introspection and even gratitude and reverence for what i have now -- that somebody who has never been truly chronically depressed just might not get or understand. depression can also be telling us something, that something might be deeply wrong with our own lives -- that we're not being true to ourselves (meaning whatever desires, memories, or feelings we have and have repressed) -- or on a larger scale meaning that somethign might be deeply wrong with our culture. if we medicate it out of existence, we might never really come to understand or appreciate these messages (or whatever other messages our bodies and intuitiions are trying to tell us). as c. wright mills called it, we'll just become "happy robots", working for the man. no thinking or reflection required. of course, some people might want a world like that. i don't find the vision of the world particularly ideal, and I don't apologize for that. generally, however, i really really do find that happiness (and power) is a choice. and the more conscious and aware you are, the greater your ability to choose. that's the bottom line!
from djc360 :
well, maybe i'll randomly add an entry or scribble out a few comments every now and then ;-) although i really wasn't writing a philosophical treatise, i applaud you for pointing out my inconsistencies anyhow :P i wasn't really complaining that i don't get a lot of feedback, merely pointing it out as a fact. thus, facing the facts, i decided it was time to concentrate my energies elsewhere. just setting priorities, i guess.
from djc360 :
you sound like a tough nut to crack. i'm surprised the shrinks aren't fighting head over heels for you! they should give you alcohol to loosen you up or something
from thechemister :
I'm not gonna look at the photos...I'm not gonna look at the photos...I'm not gonna look at the photos...I'm not gonna look at the photos...I'm not gonna look at the photos... Aw, I looked. How did you get your template to be the template of the site..?
from djc360 :
omg, why the hell would anybody need vaginal reconstruction!!!!???? that's soooooo not sexy.
from time2 :
I don't think I have ever said this to anyone....but here goes. Your diary template looks eerily familiar!
from djc360 :
that's what some diagnosed with "autism" do not understand -- why they must "act" and be "diplomatic" and be "regular". on a different note, you talk about other-deception, but there's also self-deception, which is WAY more interesting imo
from djc360 :
you should start a new political party: Britons for Suicide
from djc360 :
Well, i "completely disagreed" with the way you arrived at your supposed conclusion. of COURSE, the easiest way to end human suffering would be for people to not exist period, but i obviously don't think we've reached a level where that is desirable yet BECAUSE of the different facts and assumptions i draw from. in fact, i see other, more salient, reasons for the social inequalities in the world, although i suppose "the elimination of the person" would be a way to resolve ANY social problem you may encounter in ANY society of any population. it's definitely another one of those views of the world through which you can draw in almost every kind of situation, instead of pulling conclusions out of -- and that, in itself, makes it philosophically problematic and suspect (though by no means detracting from the possibility that overpopulation might be part of the problem or can even become THE problem in the future). personally, i'm not satisfied that you have a good argument that helping other people -- in small ways (individual donations) and big ways (changing society) -- is just "artificially prolonging" life -- indeed, deciding FOR other people that indeed their lives are just "artifiicially prolonged" (or even deciding for them that they think they are actually suffering in the first place, because although it's bad in some places, it's certainly nto THAT bad everywhere -- some ppl can actually survive without TV believe it or not. Additionally, problems exist in the backyard of any one place although these problems are ever increasingly linked to the ones in other backyards). Could it be that it's just a certain kind of lifestyle (that is inextricably linked with a global economic system) that is being prolonged, or that the super-consumer lifestyll in some places is actually "artifically prolonging" suffering in others? Maybe both are right? AND other factors? I'm sorry JB, but we must be playing entirely different games. Different selection of the facts, different interpretation of the facts, different assumptions, different lines of reasoning, different ideas of what constitutes "rational thought" (for one thing, i don't trust in the idea of "one cause and one effect" in the SOCIAL world, except in theory), different conclusions. I'm afraid we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one. Over and out. my plane's leaving soon!
from djc360 :
no insult intended. i just think you're highly uninformed or misinformed about buddhism so i thought i would point that out. i still think you're misinformed btw. if overpopoulation really was the cause of all our social problems like you make it out to be, then i have NO DOUBT that buddhism would endorse population control through non-coercive and non-violent measures. however, your diagnosis of the state of the world is far from convincing. i think reductionism comes from the human desire to make sense of the immense complexity of the world from their armchairs, but i personally think it's a dangerous intellectual and political trap to fall into (though some like you will probably disagree). in other news, i haven't said anything about actively encouraging population growth, but thanks for putting words into my mouth! since i said nothing of the sort, i feel no obligation to comment further on that. all i've said is that "overpopulation" is hardly the problem you make it out to be. and if the 9B figure is supposedly "arbitrary" (i didn't pull it out of my ass -- apparently, somebody with a phd and has written dozens of books on globalization did), then i hardly think that the supposed "facts" that you describe can be considered any less arbitrary than his. that being said, i would love to see how far you can run with your idea. if you write a book or a thesis on it, i promise to read it. i have not denied that overpopulation is PART of the problem, or CAN become a problem, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. even if all the poor people of the world disappeared, i don't think the planet will support the current consumption levels of all the remaninig people for very long. it's true that if only 100 people (or even 10 million people) live in the world, then there would likely be no problems to do with overconsumption and the sort (who really knows though). but in the REAL WORLD, the popoulation isn't going to be drastically reduced to that level anytime soon (and if it was, our society would be so drastically different that any "theories" we make up now probably would not apply). we have to make the world work with the billions of people we DO have (no matter which facts one may choose to select and emphasize). to do that, there are many other social issues that can be productively addressed to improve the lives of tens of millions of lives, if not more. (and about japan, suicide WAS actually expected in certain social contexts in the past. to this day, the higher suicide rate in japan under certain social and economic conditions can probably be attributed to the importance attached to honour and the lack of condemnation of suicide. an even more packed society, that of hong kong, happens to have one of the LOWEST suicide rates in the world. chiense people have a different cultural background and a different worldview. but sociologically speaking, nobody really knows what attributes to a certain suicide RATE yet because there are probably so many factors invovled, different people being different, and people not being robots and all.)
from djc360 :
well, as i said, you don't know much about buddhism. buddhism would support euthanasia if it eases suffering. it is not against suicide per se either. in fact, i don't think i dodged the issue of "real" suffering at all. i just don't think blaming it on "overpopulation" would help resolve human suffering as well as tackling other global issues. i'm not saying population doesn't cause problems, i'm just saying its definitely not the MAIN contributing factor to global inequality and poverty today. it's just easiesr to blame other ppl i guess. and as i said in my last reply, leslie sklair, a phd and professor at your wonderful university, says that the world can easily support 9B people at a REASONABLE STANDARD OF LIVING (NOT in "cardboard boxes" and "squalid conditions" which is such a predictable reply by EVERYONE who already has a conclusion to interpret all the facts by). population may be a problem, but it's not even close to being a very important one as the world stands right now. if we got rid of all those poor folk, who would make our $99 nikes and soccer balls after all? and who would profit? killing some people off to "fix overpopulation" would mean those structural inequalities are distributed elsewhere-- and then you'll just be killing more people off to "fix overopupation" again because that's obviosuly the SOLUTION to ANY SOCIAL PROBLEM that exists. i get it now. and of course, there is absolutely nothing wrong with overconsumption. we should ALL aspire to consuming as much as we can without care about the consequences. yes, then the world can reasonably support 5B ppl (or more like 500M for about 100 years at this rate). i don't think "overpopulation" even touches upon the myriad problems and issues in the world right now. i'm not even going to get to your tokyo analogy. suicide in japan has nothing to do with "overpopulation", my goodness (but of course, how did i not guess that everything would come dwon to that?). even when the island wasn't packed tight, suicide has always been an honourable and EXEPCTED act in japanese CULTURE. we obviously have different values. you talk about "inefficient cars" while i talk about "gigantic SUVs that ppl don't really need" (or are SOCIALIZED and CONDITIONED to need). you think overpopulation is THE problem in africa, i think it has to do with a MULTIPLE of other factors, some of which i've already talked about. overpopulation might contribute to about 10-15% of the problem. i guess it's all perspective. you think i'm being oversimplisitic, well, i think you're the one who's DEFINITELY being oversimplisitc on this one. i guess we're just back at square one. sorry jb.
from djc360 :
well, i'm not going to have a discussion with you about buddhism because it is clear you don't know the first thing about it. for example, buddhism doesn't boost anybody's ego or say that "you're special" *eye roll*. in fact, most people ressit buddhism because it says that your ego is simply that, an EGO, and it must be deconstructed (like all other illusions) to end self-imposed suffering. most ppl are not prepared to let go of the "self" that they've taken a lifetime to construct -- but that is one of the sources of suffering, clinging to that damn ego, that sense of coherent, stainless steel self, when really, we're just flesh and bones and perceptions. most ppl don't like to hear that their ego is really consturcted or that they have to let go of it. but the ego is an illusion, like most concepts we create. furthermore, buddhism doesn't refer to "suffering" in the singular. there is also physical suffering (as opposed to everyday ego suffering) in the world that peopple should aim to diminsih. in fact, if what you say is true, that the world truly IS overpopulated, the philosophy of buddhism would probably encourage the reduction of the world's population through humane means that doesn't just encourage MORE suffering (like killing people off or enforcing policies, i.e. totalitarianism). but that idea is so skimpy, and has absolutely nothing to do with consumer OVERconsumption btw, such as in the U.S. it's a big step to conflate the two. leslie sklair (2001) has a book out on the problems that the world is facing, and at the very beginning of it, he refutes that overpopulation is a problem. in fact, the world can probably sustain 9B people or more with absolutely NO problem whatsoever (and not JUST at subsistence level to preempt that ever so obvious rebuttle... in fact, it produces enough NOW to sustain 9B people, if it wasn't for the fact that some individuals have their own giant homes that take up giant pieces of land and drive giant SUVs and make bread with GINORMOUS toasters and just NEED that giant-screen TV for themsleves and have a GIANT walk in closet or two and NEEDS that latest cell phone every two months and then he has giant bills for all the gas and power and water he wastes... err, i mean uses. sadly, this is not a caricature. i know people who already do this or aspire to it). the real problems are structural, have to do with dstribution, have to do with apathy amongst the privileged (and it's just privilege), and implicate social inequalities. (he identifies environmental unsustainability (due in part to the "culture of consumerism") and class polarization as the major global problems btw which he talks about extensively later in the book). (in fact, i think this guy teaches at your univiresity.) i'm not saying that overpopulation is A problem or CAN develop into a problem, but a glance at the state of the world today and to see it all come down to "overpopulation" is like seeing the speck of dust in somebody else's eye and not seeing the plank of wood in one's own -- or everybody else's for that matter.
from djc360 :
oh, i know you're just provoking me like all the other brits i know (!), but buddhism doesn't just aknowledge suffering, it says that suffering isn't necessary -- and without recourse to anything supernatural! amazing!!! but that's not what "appeals" to me about buddhism. what appeals to me is that its philosophy is based on the principle that most everything we belive in and cling to and worry ourselves with are really illusions -- often to build up and protect our egos. that, of course, is part of suffering, though. on an entirely different note, i think overconsumpton and overindulgence are larger problems than overpopulation. to blame everything on demographics is sooooo 17th century. for anyone who actually believes that it all comes down to demographics, i would really really welcome that they help with the so-called "problem" by ridding of themselves first and foremost!!! OR at least trade positions with those less fortunate to have been born elsewhere!!! and there's no such thing as "equilibrium", at least not in the real world. give me a break! i just KNOW that you were being sarcastic though! =D
from djc360 :
i just blame it on the brits =D
from blue-satin :
hey. i don't check here often. i'm pretty much too busy for anything except breathing nowadays. just working at the newspaper. it's my life and i don't make time for much else. i had a pretty traumatic dating experience that created the desire in me to repress anything that doesn't have to do with work or school. no online, no social events (unless work related), no boys. just me and my job. kind of sad, really. feel free to e-mail me though. i respond pretty well to those. sorry about being so aloof! emma.
from djc360 :
did you start a blog somewhere else?
from littleloo :
Please do remember it was you who said you are stupid.
from mr-knowitall :
Fear and resriction of our lifestyles are theirs goals.
from djc360 :
jonnybox, i just thought you would like to know that "studmuffin" is now an official word in the Oxford Dictionary =)
from prettytear :
jesus. your design really freaked me out there for a second.
from time2 :
hey there...since we have a friend in common...Little loo-loo, I figured I should introduce myself...so Hi, I'm Mr T..or T or Time2. whatever you feel is appropriate. Nice to meet you jonnybox, I will be reading from here on out. T
from mr-knowitall :
I nearly fell out of my chair... Thanks.
from djc360 :
it's okay jonny. it's not bad to be turkish.
from djc360 :
holy crap, i didn't know you were turkish!!! cool!
from djc360 :
how do they hurt? so if somebody touched them, they would hurt??? or do you mean just discomfort??
from djc360 :
it's not just a "kid's cartoon", thank you very much.
from mr-knowitall :
I'm back
from vancookie :
that's a tease. no one holds your dream violence against you--let the cat outta the bag!
from frail-fairy :
Log on to yahoo - I have added you!
from frail-fairy :
Why do you say that?
from frail-fairy :
HAPPY BIRTHDAY xxx
from blue-satin :
hey. i left sunday. sorry we didn't catch up. i knew you were busy. hope all is well and happy belated birthday!
from djc360 :
i don't know... it sounds kinda abstract to me, all this talk of below-ground and pearls and shells. i still think octopus is better. here in edmonton, we call it a "transit pass" *breathes sigh of relief*
from djc360 :
yes, you stud-muffin you.
from djc360 :
well, i can better understand "octopus" because it has eight arms, and the octopus card can be used on 8 or more different transit systems, i'm guessing. but oyster is just STUPID. =)
from djc360 :
why is it called an oyster card?
from djc360 :
good luck on the exam, if that can save you =P and happy birthday. i didn't you were more senile than i am.
from blue-satin :
020 7689 3165
from blue-satin :
hey jon. in london til june 12. we should do drinks or something. will e-mail my phone number. ring me. ems.
from meeshapeesha :
Thanks for the link to the da vinci code. Yeah i went to it as soon as i finished the book but of course i got stuck and didn't "Crack the code." I'm about to start "Angels and Demons" pretty soon. I hear it's even better than Da Vinci Code.
from meeshapeesha :
I was on prednisone too and let me tell you my dr. didn't even tellme to avoid salty foods which made my cheeks puff up like a chipmunk and i gained 30 pounds. Not only that but it made me so freakin depressed that i just weened myself off it it without my doc's permission. It didn't even work like it was supposed to either. At least i lost the weight though. Down with Prednisone!
from djc360 :
i'm a hypocrite though. i eat cow. and i wear a belt made of leather.
from djc360 :
sometimes, i can't tell if you're mocking me or not. i don't club seals.
from minderella :
jon, no shit, that guestbook entry made me laugh out loud until i cried. i assumed it was a joke, but if you were looking for a serious answer, the answer is probably like 800,000.
from djc360 :
i'd just like to add to my guestbook entry that a lot of what the great spiritual leaders of the past had to say about human existence has absolutely nothing to do with the religion they're associated with. there's what the person said (whether it was jesus or buddha/guatama) and all that extraneous stuff that people in all their strangeness feel compelled to add on and make everything fragmented and confusing. for example, another misconception about buddhism would be that to be a "buddhist" one has to be a vegetarian. well, that's not something that the buddha said, but what his followers made up for everybody else afterwards. however, guatama did say that we should try to be aware of the suffering we create in the world through out actions, and that practicing vegetariansims could be a way of cultivating compassion, a vehicle to enlightenment
from zigglett :
*throws belated feedback* yes, a stereotypical american girl, such as myself, thinks accents are hot. yay for hotness.
from tornnbroken :
heh yes you assumed correctly. she told me about this awesome awesome diary she had found and how cool the guy was, so naturally i checked it out. she was right.
from tornnbroken :
youre very welcome, but how did you know i know meg?
from tornnbroken :
youre awesome, and i love this diary.
from djc360 :
how so very freudian of you. unfortunately, freud is DEAD, in more ways than one! :P
from mr-knowitall :
True, all true. But the point being really that Pilate did everything in his power, and he also feared an uprising from the Jews. There were certain political agreements and connections between the Jews and Romans too that precipitated it, Herod had was well connected with the Romans, and had a lot to fear from Jesus too.
from minderella :
wow! i don't know you at all! :) i would've guessed you'd like to live in new york because there's a full-on smoke ban there. :)
from mr-knowitall :
lol... well I wish it were that simple Jon. Her problems extend beyond getting her excited. Trust me when I say this: I know it's not me. She's got some baggage that was there long before I came around. But thanks for your thoughts.
from troilus :
I don't think that either one of us is apt to change his mind about politics, so let us avoid the subject. It is unlikely that we would even be able to agree on the most basic of premises regarding the United States in general and George W. Bush and the war in Iraq in particular. Despite all this (and without having read many of your diary entries except your biography) I have to say that I have an immense amount of respect for you for being able to come back from Hodgkins. My father died from ALS (in the UK you call it Motor Neuron Disease) when I was 15, and I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few weeks after my 19th birthday - so I can, perhaps, relate to you. As far as my looking uncommonly young for my age, I'm not sure where it came from, but it might result from a defect with various glands that has been very pronounced and only controlled through medicine. Cheers, once again, and best of luck with whatever you decide to pursue. One last thing - try to remember that knowledge is not the same as wisdom. And don't let what seems like the immaturity of most of the people you see blind you to the fact that an above-average IQ doesn't confer any moral superiority on you. Cheers.
from blue-satin :
wow. hey there, jon. long time. too long. just wanted to let you know, i'll be in london this summer from may 12ish to june 12ish. we should meet up. but first we must talk more. if you see me on, message me. i'll do the same. hope all is well. emma.
from troilus :
It's not my job to educate you - try reading a newspaper other than the Guardian or the Independent.
from nightdragon :
The anti-Brazil scenario was written in jest. Angry jest, albeit, but jest nonetheless.
from troilus :
Re your latest entry in Minderella's guestbook. Please do not presume to speak for me - I know very well what I wish to say. I have neither the time nor the inclination to correct the various errors of fact and perception that were contained in your words - but I will perform the service of reminding you that it is 'Israelis', not 'Israelies', and 'Kuwaitis", not 'Kuwaities'. Cheers!
from mr-knowitall :
No Jon, I was differentiating between domestic and military spending. Nevertheless, I understand your point, but disagree. You know how I feel about having a strong defense. We'll just have to agree to disagree.
from djc360 :
*swoons* hey, not only american ladies fall for british accents
from nightdragon :
Pepper snorting? Aw, stick to cocaine.
from black--daisy :
WHOA!!! YOUR TEMPLATE IS THE COOLEST EVER!!!!
from seadreamz :
My guess would be the pepper-snorting
from djc360 :
and btw, you're really weird
from insomnia-101 :
Hey- I seem to be having the same sort of issue you did a few years ago. It hepls me get through the day to know that people do survive, and they move on, and keep laughing. I've been diagnosed with lymphoma and have a fat tumor growing on a nerve inside my ear. Things get hard, and I wanted to thank you for just writing and keeping me laughing. One more reason to move to Canada some day... (Stupid Bush) If you aren't too threatened by the melodramatic rantings of a teenage girl, feel free to check out my diary. -Meg
from nightdragon :
Yeah, things got exciting, didn't they. Thanks for the nice words, Jon. ~ ND
from bettie311 :
jon you are so very sweet and..... nice bum
from elliorange :
♥ Love your layout!
from bettie311 :
thanks for the kind words and I'll let you know what's up when I find out....
from bettie311 :
hi mister... merry crimus. so... you think I'm a sex addict and you're right.
from rumblelizard :
That was hilarious! Thanks for the link.
from littleloo :
Well, it is a bit hardcore, but I am still choosing which one I like best! Plus I am the stalker I need to know as much as I can.
from nightdragon :
Re: "Inequality": You racist! Sorry, just practicing my knee-jerk skills in case I ever decide to become a pious bleeding-heart.
from mr-knowitall :
Hey Jon, thanks same to you.
from sopsen :
hi sexy guy! i hope you don't mind but i've just logged onto your diary. i only skimmed through your last entries anyway. was curious about what the others were talking about. i just wanted to let you know i'm glad you are not locking your diary. if only for that, i might let you in on a secret of mine. hehe. not yet though, later, when i'm ready for it.
from djc360 :
wait! i just read your guestbook entry... i hope that was sarcastic too!! ha!
from djc360 :
dude, i hope that entry was meant to be sarcastic...
from littleloo :
You are so right, don’t even think about it, locking your diary would mean two things: (1) That you are somewhat embarrassed of how you feel and, most importantly, (2) you would be leaving us, readers, without something nice to read on Mondays!
from nightdragon :
Ya no even smoke da reefer? What be wrong wid you, mon? Heh. OK, enough of that. Seriously, I've really curtailed my use of the stuff since I don't want to pollute my lungs too much, which is why I'd love a vaporizer someday, to get the high without the smoke. Anyhow, having re-read my rant about you-know-who (and thanks for protecting the secret), I realize you are right. It does seem as if I'm directly comparing her to a publication. Even though most have read it by now, I'll take measures to correct that. It'll probably just take the addition of a few words, such as "what goes for publications goes for bloggists too," or some such thing. Cheers for pointing that out to me. ~ ND
from nightdragon :
So you were in Jamaica, mon?
from minderella :
jon, your last g-book entry betrays the fact that you may be getting desperate. i haven't resorted to personal insults and don't appreciate the fact that you feel the need to personally insult me. claiming that all i know about is law or makeup is not only untrue and reductionist, but sexist. i do, however, recognize that personal insults are the last line of defense in a losing argument. i did not change my mind with regards to tax. i definitely agree with you that the government tries to influence behavior. my point has consistently been that this can be dangerous. i never said there wasn't any anecdotal evidence, i said there wasn't any _significant_ anecdotal evidence. i did not misquote the article. i asked you for a study with statistically significant results and you gave me that article, which specifically points out a study that did not obtain statistical significance, then says that there are a bunch of other studies that back up this study, but the results of those studies are not listed, nor is it mentioned whether or not those studies attained statistical significance. that is called propaganda. i did not misquote the article. misquoting is when you change the words, or leave out a word. i quoted it directly. it actually said that neither risk was "statistically significant". as for being cocky, i would say it is more cocky for you to tell me how i will feel than for me to say how i will feel. i've always agreed that it's fine to have smoking sections, because smoke annoys some people. i will not agree that banning all smoking is necessary because secondhand smoke kills people. secondhand smoke may well be one of the myriad of things that contributes to someone getting cancer, but there is no statisically significant proof of a real threat that would justify a total ban. i'm not sure why you think i would not be familiar with the harvard school of economics, but i'd guess that i'm more familiar with it than you are. just a guess. i would really welcome you taking my last entry, quoting it paragraph by paragraph and arguing it. the logic is sound. i know it's really long, so you could skip some parts that aren't relevant. the fact remains that, on balance, you haven't been able to, and maybe can't, respond to most of my arguments. try to do it without claiming that all i know about is makeup, if you wouldn't mind. i am highly educated, and well informed on this subject. trying to demean my arguments with attacks on my grooming preferences is lame.
from minderella :
jon: tax is meant to generate revenue for the government. tax might also be used to influence behavior. but the primary purpose of tax is NOT to influence behavior. it is to raise money. think about it. a subsidy is not a tax, it is money the government gives out of its revenues to causes or groups it wishes to help fund. think about what you are saying. i am perhaps more qualified to argue this issue than almost anyone who does not devote their life or career to this issue, and i do have the facts. if you think there is any supranational entity that does not produce propaganda, then you are out of your mind. i did not misquote the article, i directly quoted it. there is evidence, it is just not statistically significant. i am not saying "no evidence exists" i am saying it does not rise to the level of statistical significance. again, think about it. you say democracy is about letting all sides have input. exactly where is the smokers' input in the decision to ban smoking in all bars and restaurants? your definition of a "more educated" view seems to be a view fueled by fear and hype. "more educated", to me, is actually doing weeks and weeks of research, reading hundreds of studies and concluding that there is no statistically significant data indicating that secondhand smoke causes cancer. could it? maybe. on what level? on the same level that hair dye could cause cancer. or nailpolish. that is to say, on a very small level. you keep arguing me as if i'm saying there's no chance secondhand smoke could ever cause cancer in anyone. i am not saying that. i am saying the risk is tiny compared to what the propaganda advances as the "truth". give me a regulated venue for my smoking: there isn't any in boston any more. none. not a smoking section, anywhere. that is called a ban. that is criminalizing tobacco usage. i did hear sarah out: she didn't say anything. i responded to each of her points in turn. i did not ignore anyone's comments for having been vicious or otherwise. don't tell me that i would want anyone's sympathy. i don't ever want anyone's sympathy or pity. if i develop cancer, i will accept it as a consequence of my actions. the same way i accept the risk of being killed in a terrorist attack because i love to travel. if i go down that way, that's how i go down. to turn the tables, i used to be like you. then i devoted a semester of my life to learning about this issue rather than just listening to mainstream and government information on it. things do change.
from djc360 :
is max your good buddy?? awwwww!
from minderella :
you will be pleased, i'm sure, to know that you have inspired me to write a nice long entry on the burning smoking debate. not tonight, but soon. i will be interested in hearing your comments then. i don't believe everything the government tells me, and niether should you.
from minderella :
smoking does not kill bystanders. there is no proof of that. there's not even any significant anecdotal evidence of that. i have no problem with restricting smoking, i just think outright bans are fascist. let the market handle it. a restaurant that is no smoking will appeal to nonsmokers. a restaurant that allows smoking will appeal to me. if all the restaurants go out of business because they allow smoking, i'll have no problem with that. the government imposing a total ban is fascist. i don't really care about urinating in public. dogs do it all the time. it's gross, but people pick their noses and such as well.
from djc360 :
you had sex on the dancefloor? and i thought kevin little was canadian....
from nightdragon :
Well, thank you. I guess. I do not recognize Ramadan, not being Muslim, and I assume you don't either, being an atheist as you are ... That was an enjoyable latest entry. As you well know, I've had my fair share of abuse myself during my time here. I thrive on it. But hey, ignore the twats of this world, they only want to get a rise out of you. But I suppose you had to get a parting shot in.
from nightdragon :
Yikes, all those piercings make me shudder. I don't have any. I just don't see the point. I won't even wear earrings ... Now then, here's my view: Any war that's fought on fair terms involves acts designed to terrorize the government, but not the citizenry. Simple as that. You could have an hours-long debate about this if you wanted, but essentially, it all boils down to that. When you overstep the line into attacking innocent civilians, that is terrorism. Nearly every country is guilty of war (not that I said "nearly") and there are those who were complicit without actually taking part (such as Austria and Switzerland during World War II or Britain during the Vietnam conflict). War is a hard fact of life. Terrorism, however, is the ultimate war without borders as the world has now learned. Reagan launched a war against terror way back in the '80s, but only now, since 2001, have we realized just what we're dealing with, and it's not easy to get a grasp on what's happening. You must surely agree with the Bush administration on at least ONE point: The war on terror is a most unconventional one. The American armed forces came close to terrorism in Vietnam, committing atrocities in villages, but that was borne of years of frustration and a blurred sense of who the enemy was due to guerilla tactics from the Vietcong. Call it quasi-terrorism if you like. But real terrorism is that being committed by the likes of Al-Qaeda and all its splinter groups. Sorry to ramble, but here's the point: A war involves terrorizing another nation's government and undermining its infrastructure, but not its citizenry. And I don't believe we've committed any terrorist atrocities, insomuch as terrorism has just been defined, in Iraq.
from cdghost :
enjoyed your words, all the best.the cdghost
from djc360 :
it has nothing to do with gay or straight sex! argh!! i don't care about that! and biology is only "provable" in the sense that there are facts, but to make sense of those facts and, more importantly, to put them in a human/social context means that its venturing into highly risque territory. okay, i win :-D
from littleloo :
Leeches? And to think I am still fighting the roach pest. She did have money, but i didnt realize until later!
from littleloo :
Anything huh? Well you are most welcome to blow my mind, So bring it on. Thank you for the kind note.
from megan0905 :
I just clicked your banner -- very cool layout!! :)
from littleloo :
And so the crowd awaits in standing ovation, "Another entry for Christ's sake." I came across your journal and well, made me want to read EVERYTHING, I guess thats not too bad. Hope you don't mind though. You are on my favorites list.
from pushpull :
hi. i liked your banner. i came here, i liked what i found.
from djc360 :
that number thing is cool. i want one of those
from djc360 :
well, for your information, i don't masturbate in the shower. i don't think water is a very good lubricant. and the white streaks on my shower curtain are DEFINITELY soap scum. they have to be-- there are just too many of them :-S
from weymouth66 :
Welcome back! All the best, Jess
from tsunamipink :
"catch"***
from tsunamipink :
well you would think since you are male that you would sweat in your unmentionable reagion and underwear would help "cath" that! :)
from tsunamipink :
wouldnt going commando make it harder to beat the heat??? random thought!
from rumblelizard :
Which actions are the democrats not investigating?
from wz-guna-21 :
Hey sexy. wha cha been up to? we never seem to be on at the same time nemore. miss all the old times. you need to get back with me sometime seriously. I'm out on my own now. we have alot to talk about. love ya love always stephanie *MUAH*
from blue-satin :
seriously...that is a horrible picture of me. ew, ew, ew. i demand another one.
from blue-satin :
well, i have to say that british guys seem much better than american guys going on first impressions. but guys are guys, i'm convinced, and can all be dicks, i'm sure. i guess it seems like i go through guys, but in reality, it's more like i am completely unlucky in anything related to boyfriends and guys in general. completely. like, i repel good guys, i really do, and i get stuck with the crappy ones. i've had some pretty rotten times. i'm more of a cynic than i let on, trust me. so the cure for that is hedonism, n'est pas? i've seen posters for bombay dreams on the tube. never heard about it really, but i hope you enjoy it. i'm staying about 2 minutes off kensington highstreet. the area is really nice but the building is total crap. so, when are you gonna take me on a tour? or drinks? seriously, always up for drinks. later. ems.
from blue-satin :
i updated...finally, i know.
from djc360 :
the midget blows up, plain and simple.
from rumblelizard :
We're going to have to agree to disagree on all this, jonnybox. You're entitled to your opinion, and you're certainly not going to change mine.
from rumblelizard :
Also, what exactly was your point with that Jacqueline Gold thing? According to her bio, she was part of a business family. I imagine her family ties had something to do with her ability to succeed in the family business. Unfortunately, this is not an advantage all women have. I don't mean to misjudge your import, but were you hinting that executive positions in the sex toy and lingerie trade are the best fitting jobs for women to strive for? Again, your choice of examples is telling.
from rumblelizard :
All right, that's a little clearer. I'll agree that men and women have different advantages when it comes to jobs based on physical strength, but jobs that depend on brainpower should be equal pay for equal work, all the way. And yes, I'll cop to making an emotive appeal when I say that all I seek is economic justice for women. The concept of justice isn't an empirically provable one, but I guarantee it's valid nonetheless. Yes, it's a given that men and women are different, but that doesn't negate the core premise of feminism as I see it: the quest for equality in pay and opportunities. I'll have to take your word about your perception of the messages of "girl power" and Cosmo magazine; I find such things unbearably silly and so pay very little attention to them. The fact that you bring up Cosmo and bands that promulgate the "girl power" message, like the Spice Girls, as representatives of feminism is kind of telling. And, as I think I made clear, I and other feminists like me repudiate the idea that women are "better" than men - or that men are "better" than women. Your idea of the marketplace proving that female managers might be better than males is more of what I don't believe in: that one sex will somehow prove to be "better" than the other in a category as nebulous as "management." In the workplace, we need to be judged as individuals, on our own merits - not as representatives of our entire gender. All I'm saying is that women provably don't get a fair shake in this society, and the reasons we don't get a fair shake are based on centuries of sexist societal conditioning (as you indicated when you admitted that the prevailing beliefs about women were "blatant segregation" - by which I'm assuming you meant willful exclusion based on spurious reasoning.) I'm not willing to wait the years and possibly generations it will take for people's (both men and women's) consciousness to catch up with the reality that women are just as capable as men in pretty much every field outside of those jobs that demand more physical strength than women posess. Therefore I support legislation to compel equal pay for equal work.
from rumblelizard :
Let me get this straight: because female porn stars make more than male porn stars, the whole idea of feminism and the concept of equal pay for equal work are invalid? That makes no sense whatsoever. (I don't buy that male escorts make less than female escorts. Models, I couldn't say. If you've got data on any of these to back your statements up, I'd like to see it. I'm betting that you just pulled that stuff out of your ear, though.) You say that feminism depends on emotion rather than rationality, but how rational is it that all things being equal, one person gets paid more than another simply by an accident of genetics? In a perfect world that had no gender discrimination, the free market idea might work, but since this isn't a perfect gender-discrimination-free world. So it doesn't.
from angryquail :
I get it now! Thanks!
from angryquail :
I don't see that anywhere, and your diary is also opening within Diaryland. Is it supposed to do that? Check it out.
from angryquail :
I run the honesty diaryring and I couldn't find it posted, please leave me a note when you get this.
from djc360 :
oh dear, i hate to admit this, but i didn't even NOTICE the profanity in the book! seriously! i know other people have though because i read about it everywhere. but OTHERWISE, wouldn't you have to say it's a great book? i mean, you and the main character seem so similar, haha. okay, maybe i'm totally off. actually, i probably am. ummm... now you have me thinking about the book again and i can't stop :-S
from rumblelizard :
Also, I'm not really sure if cockroaches can be said to have a culture per se. I'm also not as adverse to making value judgements as DJC is. I figure, "Being free is better than being repressed" is pretty self-evident, and only someone who has never worried about being arrested by the secret police would disagree.
from djc360 :
i just read the rest of your shit, and it was some damn fine shit. i was amused. good job ;)
from djc360 :
i just sent you an email instead.
from djc360 :
HEY!! stop taking up so much space in my guestbook!!! j/k :P just be thankful that i have a giant-ass midterm tomorrow, because i would be making you feel STUPID if i had the time to!!! okay, maybe not :P damn, i hate it when someone is actually thoughtful in my guestbook....
from djc360 :
ha! i see you took that survey too. oops, i mean "survey", i knew it was flawed before i got my results! yeah, and you've got a scary roommate. and its got breasts *shudder*
from djc360 :
oh, and i can't get that optical illusion to work for some reason.... hmmm... i wonder why.... ;)
from mr-knowitall :
Well Sir Jonnybox, that's your right; but it misses the point. But I think I just witnessed some of that famous British sarcasm... so I'll let you live... this time ;)
from mr-knowitall :
I did notice that. It gives the paper sort of an un-professional tone eh? Personally, I like the swash-buckling terrorist picture. ARG!
from tick-my-tock :
My sister had a ring, so I considered it to have a low potential of getting caught on shirts and sweaters, but it did end up doing that and now she has a scar! Looking at the barbells, I see a large potential of them getting caught on shirts. So that's why I thought they must be pretty dangerous, because if a ring could do so much damage, the barbells could probably do more. Be careful, little Jonny-Pandora's-Box.
from tick-my-tock :
I don't know how long you've had your eyebrow pierced, so you might be a pro at having one and you won't need this advice, but be careful! My sister had a bad experience with an eyebrow piercing. Either way, nice eyes! :o)
from tick-my-tock :
Are those your eyes, Jonny-boxer-briefs?
from thecritic :
*Hiss* Skiing was invented by the devil I'm sure of it.
from nightdragon :
I am quite badly in need of an intermediate French course, but I use what I know, despite its rustiness, whenever I find myself in Brussels, Paris or Nice. Same with Spanish in Barcelona. French and Spanish are beautiful languages -- I need further education in both of them.
from blue-satin :
naff? and i joined those rings a while ago, when i was kind of inwardly bitter about an ex...oh well! ^_^ and, no, i'm on the same time as ny, so i guess it's 5 hours...my bad! ~e~
from blue-satin :
i know html and stuff, i just don't have the money or the space to host images, so i figure it's easier to just use someone else's design...that way i can just write and not worry about it! ^_^ and i've had ex-boyfriends...some pretty hideous ones, too! how about a new diary entry? ^_^ ~e~
from blue-satin :
hey...it's emma *c/o my personal diary* well, i had to hire that girl on homepage to do some porn for me while i was working on some of my own! ^_^ drop me a line sometime *even if i AM from the states*...~e~
from damfest :
Yeah, I think they come out of his...rear...when someone pulls his tongue. It's quite the odd device. A shame I didn't buy one when I had the chance. Oh, and what about handing out chocolate Jesus candy for Easter? I'd like to see kids biting the heads of those!
from nightdragon :
Have a happy, productive '03, you scoundrel!
from bettie311 :
hi jon! *hugz* no I don't think that makes you gay.. maybe a gothic lesbian. *tee hee* I got your package the other day and I just wanted to say...Happy New Year! you're the beez kneez...
from damfest :
Lock? Oh no. And your pregnant Mary sounds like a wonderful gift...almost better than my Jar-Jar Binks tampon dispenser.
from fummy-cheese :
You have a good ass? Wow. Sorry I wasn't expecting that.
from tick-my-tock :
Two days late?? More like one. Keep in mind I'm in Canada and there's a little thing called a time difference. Anyway, my sister had an eyebrow ring and it ripped out. Not to discourage you or anything! But be careful because she has a scar now. And make sure the piercing place isn't dirty. Because now she has syphillis... just kidding. ;)
from stephy21 :
Hey sexy...its been a long time and I REALLY miss all the old times when we would talk ALL the time things have been so over welming lately and I really havent put my friends first...we really need to work on getting things back. I think about you ALL the time and hope things are going good! Your still one of the closest and coolest guys I've ever known. you'll always mean alot to me no matter what! Maybe now that I'm out of school we can start talking more and stuff! I luv you babe! and always will no matter what....dont ever forget i'm ALWAYS here for you no matter what you know how to get ahold of me! Hugs and Kisses yer little sex kitten Stephy *MUAH*
from tick-my-tock :
Merry Christmas, Jonny Boxer Shorts!
from squirrelrat :
Just wanted to say that if I did have a statue in my garden and pigeons shitted on it, I would still love them. When you've got to go, you've got to go. And some people consider it lucky, and I know you're open to all cultures! :P Happy Christmas.
from banana3159 :
The kind of astrology you're discussing is the type done by hacks in newspapers based solely on sunsign. Astlogy is a subjective ART-- it is merely one way of uysing symbolism to look into ones own psyche. Nothing more, nothing elss. It doesn't need to be proven or disproven. That's beyond the point.
from tick-my-tock :
What exactly is a "wholesome arse?" Oh and by telling me I should be a lawyer, were you subliminally just telling me I'm a bitch? I could never be a lawyer because I am horrible at confrontation. I would probably cry in the court room!
from ghostfox :
20?! I think I've made it to 13. I feel small. Did I get you addicted? Heh.
from tick-my-tock :
To each their own I guess. I think I've smelled Coolwater in a magazine but I'm not sure. Keep in mind that I live in a town with no malls, so I can't just pop over to a store and smell perfumes all day. But I wish I could! I take it you've smelled every perfume in the world, then? To know that Coolwater is the nicest? If you have smelled them all, what is it that's wrong with the ones I listed?
from tick-my-tock :
Would you be able to help me, please? I need to figure out how to link addresses by using one word. Like the way you linked the address I sent you. Would you be able to please help me?
from bettie311 :
*s* lesbian goth... tee hee....
from tick-my-tock :
http://www.dribbleglass.com/subpages/strange/dogs-owners.htm
from nightdragon :
Jon -- I am only temporarily breaking my pact of silence just to ask you why Rick (Mr Know-it-All) isn't among your favorites? Shouldn't he be? Just a suggestion, since it's obvious that you read him.
from kathleen- :
Sure thing, I'd be willing to do that, as strange a request as it is :)
from kathleen- :
Sorry, didn't understand what you were getting at in my guestbook entry.
from tick-my-tock :
Because, Long Jons, I am a literary genius. But you don't have to tell me. I only cared for 10 minutes and that was 30 minutes ago.
from tick-my-tock :
Actually, if you read what I asked, I haven't specifically asked you for your last name. Because really I don't need to know. What I asked was if BOX was your last name. A yes or no answer would suffice. I have to say, though, if Box IS your last name, it's a LITTLE too late to keep your name in privacy now, isn't it?
from tick-my-tock :
Oh, Jo-nini, if you had read my diary, you would know my name. If my name WAS Tick-my-Tock, I would NOT think of it as a parental affliction, but more of a blessing. Because I am a strange person who does not fit with the common first name I was given. You still haven't answered my Box question, either...
from tick-my-tock :
Jonny, Jonny, Jonny... I'm guessing that is actually your real name. The question is, is Box your last name? Tick-my-Tock is unfortunately NOT my real name. But if it was, would you wonder if Tick-My-Tock was my FIRST name, my LAST name, or my WHOLE name: Tick being the first, My being the middle and Tock being the last? Your answer will reveal your personality and your life secrets to me. STILL happy you wrote me a note? Also, if you HAVE read my diary before, which I really don't think you have because it's boring, am I a literary genius such as yourself? And, if so, why didn't I mention myself under MY Favourite Authors?
from tick-my-tock :
Well hello jonnybox, if that IS your real name... I see you go through the notes of other people. There's "more than that you know." There's also more to life than being self-centered... which you must be because you listed yourself under Favourite Authors, also calling yourself a "literary genius." Have you ever wondered that you're the one who is desperate for notes because you send them to people whose diaries you've never even read before, hoping they'll reply? Hmm... Well I'm off to read your diary. Aren't you glad you sent me a note?
from bettie311 :
JJJooonnn....jjjjooonnn. Where are you jon? I want to peek at your life damnit. *hugz* have a good day.
from fuckingmarla :
i'd so do you. male or female, baby! bring.it.on.
from mr-knowitall :
But in her case it is not. I recall her welcoming all prayers and support. However, I do respect what you said in your case. If I were in the visitation ministry, and I came across someone who didn't want prayer as encouragement, I would respect that and not do so, but would privately. I also would never tell anyone who was in such a perlious condition they needed a miracle because that is simply rude, and whoever did that needs a whacking.
from mr-knowitall :
Why should that disappoint you? I hate to tell you this, but by and large you are in the minority.
from kelifairy :
Hi! Happen to be passing by and Nice diary you have! Some of the entries are funny and I like them. I'll be back :)
from tenjouutena :
hmm. i dunno. good question. i don't think so, but the fact that i have to think about it might be something as well. hahahaha.
from kathleen- :
You are a nut, Jon. Thanks for finally taking the time to get into my satanic diary...and somehow I still do have the patience to review...god knows how.
from mr-knowitall :
Sorry to get you hopes up sir jonnybox, but alas I was born a lesbian trapped inside a mans body. I just like women.
from fummy-cheese :
How did I get stuck with such a lame stalker? By the way orange popsicles don't write love letters, also they have no will to go buy stamps.
from fummy-cheese :
It's wrong for you to run a debate site. You are far from objective and very much assertive with your opinions. Oh and I think the mail person is stealing our mail. No one gets my letters. There is no sexual happings with nerds!
from damfest :
Anytime: your entries always give me something to ponder.....
from dead-diaries :
The dead diary eulogy for gone-crazy is finished and up. Let me know what you think of it. Take care.. Dead Diaries
from fummy-cheese :
Yeah, that's because your a boring chicken eating person. We all can't be as mature as you dear. :p
from polkadot7815 :
Then tell me...heh. Thanks for letting me know what that was about. I got a new layout yesterday, so it shouldn't happen anymore. *laughing at myself*
from blackthesky :
I laughed at the "american's sound like poofs" statement and thoughroughly agree with the "This one is wasted on you" description of me and other online diarists.
from mr-knowitall :
which Jonny was that?
from polkadot7815 :
Haha..think you could clue me in on the "then tell me" thing? It's happened three times on my notes page..I feel like such a moron...is it something I should know? *sighs*
from argueloudly :
read me. or die. or do both.
from seadreamz :
Your banner is great.... and I love UK Garage... that's all.
from plastroncafe :
*blinks* What, exactly, is cryptic about my last message? Seems pretty clear to me.
from plastroncafe :
Don't you know that "all" statements are typically wrong? Also don't confuse religious/spiritual people with gullible people. The US is notorious for being superstitious when it comes to the occult. The nitwit in question not only used the most benign card in the major arcana, but he honestly believed that there was only one police man. We're not dealing with a genius here.
from nightdragon :
Jon: Your apology has been both noted and accepted. Thanks for that. Don't laugh but please seriously realize that at no point did I hate you. Very angry at, yes. Hate, no. Nothing has changed regarding what I wrote last night. I still think we need to lay off each other; it is for the best. However, in passing, I want to say this to you -- despite our remarkable differences in politics and worldview, I do think you're a talented writer. And I will keep reading your page. I just will not comment on it, you won't hear from me. Regards, Nightdragon
from nightdragon :
Ho-hum. Just what I expected. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, dude. Now why don't you write another entry about how annoying proud gay men are, or about how all American men are gay, or about what a better world this would be if it weren't so multicultural -- y'know, spread a little compassion around yourself. Jeez, just when I'd vowed to leave you alone too ...
from dead-diaries :
I am working on the Dead Diary eulogy for gone-crazy. Here last entry was suicidal. I don't know how else to say this but would you know if she is still alive or not? Thank you.
from comment-anon :
I'm in the middle of reading your entries. Oh come on now...we Californians aren't that fucked up.
from nightdragon :
Aw, what's the matter, Johnny, can't take a joke? I'm sorry that you don't have a sense of humor either.
from nightdragon :
And the tenor of a lot of young Brit conversations could compare with the ancient Greek philosophers? Please. Don't think you've vindicated yourself.
from mr-knowitall :
Jon, all I can say is that is between you guys. I like both of you, so I'm not going to get into it. I'll just sit back and enjoy.
from jonnybox :
In case anyone who knows me is wondering, yes that person below is real and not just your imagination. I'm sure he is full of integrity and compassion too...
from nightdragon :
Saddam isn’t about conquest either? What was his invasion of Kuwait all about then? Why did he attack Iran throughout the 1980s? Because of the same imperialistic urges of superiority that Hitler also had. Hitler killed millions of Jews and other peoples. Saddam has killed millions of his own countrymen since taking power in 1979. Yes, you can point out differences between Hitler and Saddam – most notably that Hitler was Caucasian and Saddam is a Hasidic Asian – but still you must acknowledge the striking similarities in style, though I know you will never admit to them, because you’re always right, aren’t you … And I get the idea that the “Americans” who love your jokes and befriend you are self-hating, full of liberal guilt, and are only too willing to agree with you that the U.S. – in a word – sucks. Do you have any proud, patriotic American friends? If so, point them out to me, I’d be interested to know who they are. And don’t tell me to show humility to you, sonny. I’m old enough to be your father, if I had you at the age of 14 – which, according the world you’d run, would be nothing out of the ordinary. In my time, I’ve earned a right to my opinions and how I interpret others. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black – you attacked Mr. Levski for “forcing” opinions on people! He’s got a site, as have you, and he’s printing commentaries he agrees with to share. Oh, I forget though – the only people who have a right to speak are those who agree with you. Anyone else who dares to voice a different viewpoint is wrong and should be silenced. Your solution – ban Mr. Levski and assassinate President Bush. But hey, I do understand you in a way – when I was 19, I thought I knew everything too. One day you’ll grow up (if that’s a safe assumption to make). And you only need to look through my guestbook to see that I have got friends.
from nightdragon :
Jon, please take note of the fact that I have to work five days a week for a living and that I'm not a college student who's free to debate after classes as you are. That kind of life ended for me ten years ago. I sleep late on weekends due to week-long insomnia attacks. So I doubt I'll be showing up at LSE to debate a bunch of 19-22 year olds who think they've got the whole world figured out and who'll only denounce me and call me a despicable Yank. You chief among them, I'm sure. The comparisons between Saddam and Hitler are only too present, you just don't wish to see them. You will sink to any level whatsoever to denounce Americans and just want to see us bloodied as horribly and as often as possible. And you won't even own up to it. That's the saddest part. As I said before, you are a sophist -- someone who uses argues cleverly and argues against himself. Your antagonism is only too clear for all to read, yet you treat yourself like some sort of highfalutin intellectual. But hey, I'll strike you a deal. I'll debate at LSE the day you walk into a bar in any American town or city and start telling your "dry wit" jokes about Americans being "ignorant retards" to the folks in there. Then when I make my appearance at LSE, I'll recognize you as the dude in the body cast and I'll know how well appreciated your "humor" is among Americans. Now, run along to your classes.
from planetqueen :
haha! Now that's an offer I don't get everyday. I'll bear it in mind.
from fummy-cheese :
I'll send something, eventually. But only because I'd die if I didn't have contact with you (sarcastic online voice, dear)! Oh and god damned Scottish people! Don't they know your always right! I swear when is the world going to learn?
from planetqueen :
I decided that whilst I was waiting for my kitchen floor to dry, I would fill in one survey. I picked the letter 'f' and filled out your fantasies survey. Then I visited your diary. I just wanted to say that you seem lovely. Best wishes.
from fummy-cheese :
I have official written you... 10 letters, and I can say I will send about... zero of them. Sorry, but a few of them are right under my French notes. I swear I'm going to do it... I just have to be in the right mindset. Have fun, be wild... ohh and if you are wild keep detailed accounts because I know your.. um diary readers will be waiting with held breath. Miss you... (but only a little)
from fummy-cheese :
Ass! Yeah sure you are always right... in the land of make believe... you better miss me!
from fummy-cheese :
Why are you arguing with Jon? Don't you know he's always right... even when he's very wrong? Get a clue.
from onlylevski :
Force my political beliefs on other people? I don't know what planet you're from but all I do is post commentary. I don't force my political beliefs on anyone. People can CHOOSE not to read it if they want. If they CHOOSE to read it, they can agree with it or disagree with it. If I wanted to force my political idology on others, I'd move to one of those Muslim coutries such as Iraq, Iran, or Saudi Arabia and become a pety dictator.
from nightdragon :
Thanks for the commisseration. Floridian orange juice though? Nah, I wouldn't touch a product made by those ignorant retards. I insist on Spanish orange juice. That's the way the European Community likes it, and I shall obey.
from plastroncafe :
Given my metaphore,...you can't avoid malaria.
from bettie311 :
*hugggzz*
from fiercelypink :
I just ran across your diary and wanted to tell you its really well written, and I understand a lot of the things you say.
from weymouth66 :
Actually, international format is year, then month, then day :-)
from bettie311 :
I would have kicked the crap out of that girl. I really hope you looked her up and down and didn't give it to her... what a bitch.
from doombilly :
what can I say? things are fecked up all over.
from penguinwhore :
hi, im removing you from the absinthe diary ring because your page doesnt work in netscape... feel free to rejoin once you get that fixed.... questions? feel free to mail me or aim-asswiglinpenguin -clare
from pb-brittle :
well, priests are pedophiles.
from pb-brittle :
well, no i wasnt joking. ... am i really that extreme?
from review-world :
Are you reviewing anymore? If not, it's okay, but can you let me know please. Thank you, Megan!
from bettie311 :
It's kinda like one of those "authentic 50's diners" the prices are normal, they are playing rap music, but they waiters are all wearing stupid red and white uniforms. It just doesn't make sence, but someone had to try and rip it off....
from autumnal :
ha ha ha ha shriveled with he3rpes? ya sick fuck!
from autumnal :
lol j/k
from autumnal :
i mean it in a good way. ;)
from autumnal :
my god youre a cunt
from stephy21 :
Hey sexy! i wanted to tell you i started a new diary my old one was pretty gay! but i'll still write in there! i just wanted to say hey i missed you babe! love always stephanie
from tenjouutena :
it wasn't by accident! i really do like ur diary! thx for the note! i sure use exclamation points an awful lot!
from bettie311 :
that's really strange... they even do the "clover in the foam" trick way over here....
from fummy-cheese :
Your mayonnaise must be freakish Britsh mayonnaise, that's the only explanation.
from tenjouutena :
thanks for writing. i'm grateful i had the chance to invade your mind.
from fummy-cheese :
Sheep? I'm sorry but sheep?????? How cute... in a freakish Jon type way.
from res6564 :
Hey, I will respond over at Debate-it in due course, work has piled up, and I need to deal with some other things first ~Rick
from bettie311 :
I know that it's pretty common for women not to have an orgasim all the time... but how about never? Never ever during sex, not once. *shrug* I think I'm a mutant. I'm going insaine.
from fummy-cheese :
Your such a dick. Yeah, that's all I have to say.
from review-world :
hey guy, its Megan. When do you think you can get a review done? If its gonna be a while, let me know, so I can arranged your reviews at the most recent requests instead of for the people who have been waiting a while.
from fergie :
great diary... amazing bio. i'll be sure to stop back.
from madisonagain :
im not a bully! porn is just a personal preferance *wink. catch you on the flip side
from blackthesky :
Hey JB, thanks for checking in with me. I'm fine, very, very busy with no internet access at work, where I am currently spending most of my time. Plans are to head to the UK when we have enough money (ha! Value of the Aussie Peso will make that in about 20 years). Hopefully in a year or two, gotta pay some debts first. Ugh. Hope you're well, I will do a survey one day when I have NOTHING better to do. Be good.
from autumnal :
granted i was born in late december 1975...
from kathleen- :
how fucking strange. its working for me. http://kathleen-.diaryland.com
from kathleen- :
as in you cant get into my site, or dont appreciate it?
from autumnal :
i may or may not be the zodiac killer.
from autumnal :
why doesnt anyonr ever come up with zebras elbow?
from autumnal :
very amusing aim. and do you miss me?
from jillica :
haha. okay, very funny with the instant message post.
from postclarity :
and my answers weren't any different. you need to lighten up, and not take things so personally, fuck.
from postclarity :
did you read the servey yourself? if you were aiming at 'serious' answers. .. you should have brought them up in a mature manner.
from postclarity :
hey hey, it's sarcasm. lil thing you might want to look up one day.
from erato :
Yes?
from jonnybox :
Piss off.
from patw-21 :
hey, i be thinknin you be in need of a new design. check out my page....most of the ppl on my buddylist are designed by me...i can make you one, all customized for yah...just tell me what you like........i thought that strawberry was juicy too
from bettie311 :
e-mail me sometime... daisy_girrl@hotmail.com *mowah!* bettie
from tinkerbell56 :
hi hope to talk to u soon
from bettie311 :
To Muffinthe newes should always be naked...
from erato :
Thank you for filling out the survey. I hope you enjoyed answering the questions as much as I enjoyed writing them. Check my diary for the contest stats.
from fummy-cheese :
I'd tell you to forget her, but if that was going to happen then it already would have. You may not be the sweetest person in the world, but you sure do deserve better.
from ranegoddess :
actually, you're wrong. the bible never says masturbation is a sin. i think the catholics made that one up. but i'm sure God would rather have a horny guy self-gratify himself than rape someone. in any case, i checked for you, and it never says anything about it in the bible.
from kisses21 :
FORGET about her babe! she did you WRONG...! love ya
from ranegoddess :
i thought i'd take some of your surveys, and noticed you asking about menopause. we stop altogether. thank god. all i have to do is wait about 30 years and i'm done pmsing forever! anyway, i'm going to go do those surveys now. enjoy your porn.
from yoshi-c :
Wow *takes notepages virginity*. Go to tools- internet options- content- autocomplete- clear forms.
from bettie311 :
Dearest Jonnybox Hi, how have you been? Have you found a new job yet? Get layed yet? *s* I think I would have read bout that one.... anyways.. To answer you question: after menopause women stop haveing their periods, but they can be going through menopause for up to 10 years!!! This can result in them getting their periods for months at a time... but after all that stops, they stop. Welp, I hope you have a good day. Love Bettie
from fummy-cheese :
Don't call me a loser, you lilly!
from faerielover :
I filled out a bunch of your surveys. Read them, and touch yourself while you're reading the sex one. Haha, that was fun.
from faerielover :
I answered your questions on my diary, sugar. Thanks for the kind words. You rock. <3 April
from autumnal :
you lookin at me? you lookin at ME?
from autumnal :
when he's bad we put jonny in a box or is it we put his jonny in a box or is it the jonnybox that we put, er, somewhere? in any event there's a jonny, a box and we lick em all over. ONLY when he's bad, mind you. Very, very bad.
from slutgrrl :
thanks for leaving a note for the two slut grrls-hooker and skank...we appreaciate your input. thanks ~hooker~
from jennybabes :
Thanks for joining my anti-cancer diaryring, I really like your diary.
from fummy-cheese :
A psychotic onion.... I think I'm going up in the world.
from fummy-cheese :
I go from being an onion to being psychotic... is that better, worse, or the same thing? These are the questions that drive us. Thank you for voting for sex over and over, I was positive that if you voted you would do just that. Kisses.
from erato :
you get bonus points for that enchanting little note. i like direct questions. put me in the crosshairs for a change.
from spankiejr :
just started reading your diary....marry me? j/k of course :)
from erato :
arigato gozaimasu.
from kisses21 :
i miss ya and the way things use to be!
from fummy-cheese :
You are admired... if not stalked by some of these people on diaryland, good for you. I just was feeling shitty and thought I'd make some half ass attempt at giving some kind of apology. I, for some strange reason, am feeling bad for what I said. I just don't think I'm very good at being mean.
from blackthesky :
JB, please don't meddle in things you don't know about. I really hate being told by people who haven't been there (and maybe even if they have been there) what I should and shouldn't be putting in my body. The reason I moved diaries was because I had other people telling me how to be. Go read this entry: http://klovevibes.diaryland.com/020531_85.html Please be kind to me.
from rocklover :
ummm.... wow... i just have to say. that i liked ur website and it was great uh.. reading your stuff... bye...
from autumnal :
you are a strange bird and i LIKE it. i filled out a couple surveys...
from blackthesky :
I was going to take one of your surveys, then I decided I couldn't be arsed. I read you're studying Economics, I graduated with B Ec. in 1999. Economics nerds of the world unite. Talk to you soon.
from un-decided :
i love jonny's box..
from milkmaid :
Well, you have to be understanding. The poor lady's self esteem was precariously balanced on that razor's edge. Your survey just pushed her over... Powerful stuff, opinions! Hee!
from zigglett :
like the diary, quite amusing. sorry about your job, laziness bites ya in the ass sometimes - i'd know. have a day.
from lilmissalien :
Hehehe. It the bi-girls who rock most tho - they get to have their cake (muffin?) and eat it...
from kisses21 :
Hey sexy! You know I think yer a babe and I have a thing for ya....no one would ever be better then me to you...hehe! you've been there for me ALOT and I totally love ya to death...just wanted to let you know! love ya always...love your, little "Sex Kitten" *muah*
from sexyraven :
hello my name is christina..i just took a couple of your surveys...very interesting.. i would like to talk if your interested..bye bye
from res6564 :
Hey bud... give me a few on that last one. We've been neck deep in baseball tournaments all week, and I have work and other stuff, but I promise something. BTW I'm flattered you feel I have such credentials in biology. I know what I read, but as you have probably guessed I am somewhat older than you. Really The one I trust most is plastroncafe, I beleive the one who posted that one is by profession an anthropologist, even though. I disagree with a lot of things they say.
from littlelector :
do you live in bristol? Where? Lo.x
from mlriggs :
Cute diary Check out mine mlriggs.diaryland.com
from bettie311 :
You got fired...that's shiddy. Aw, no more sexy jo. ha ha ha. You should find someway to let her know that you think of her like that... baw ha ha. I bet she would act offened but really be flattered luv Bettie
from bettie311 :
Well I decided that I should go see my doctor *I have chrones disease* so I told him everything and he said that I should try being a vegin. So I did. I mean it's still a battle to not shove my fingers down my throat, but I haven't in almost 2 months.. I just feel really good about myself and I've been doing all the things I used to love to do. *skateboarding, running, dancing* and the result is a very toned up and tanned me! I just stopped eating all meat and I try to stay away from things like eggs and butter. It's working.. I should get a picture of my navel... hummm... gots to find a scanner. Thanks for asking though. Luv Bettie Oh yea, please tell me that you didn't put that thing on your dick. *shakes head*
from bettie311 :
OH NO, DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!! there is a reason that it says for you not to use it on your head or other sensitive areas.. ha ha ha. No really, think very carefully before you do this. For someone who is striving for a wonderful sex life in the near future.. this is a big big risk... hummm but you have to wonder... anyways, just wanted to say hi and thanks for linking me... Luv Bettie
from goodvibez6 :
so your addicted to porn ey? So are you a Master Masterbaitor? Me, too? Why write a survey on addictions(implying drugs) if u don't really do any? Ever try Absinthe, if you drink a lot that is. You don't necessarily need a girlfriend to get over your addiction, just a bottle whisky and a willing an able alcoholic/high school slut. I admit i have had my moments even though i'm not actually a slut,just sometimes. And porn so isn't bad at all....
from goodvibez6 :
and where was bettie*311?
from bettie311 :
Please!.... * I know I'm the last person that give advice about being self confident* your're a babe! Maybe I'm totally warpped, but I think that huge "macho" looking men look like mutants. They are very intimidating and you just know that they are going to be just a bunch of stress. I know I'm not alone, because I actually do have alot of female friends. Most women look for kind eyes and a nice smile. I can't figure out why you're not taken, cuz you seem really nice, smart *very important*, with an interesting scence of humor* Most men are complete assholes and it's really interesting to see one so open and honest about things. I say give yourself alittle more credit.. I highly doubt that alot of women don't cast a glance in your direction... we're just alittle more subtle.
from betticola :
if that was you a year ago... i would definitely be giving you 'looks'. and you're from england? do you have an accent? eek! sigh. (sorry i just have a thing for accents...) but anyway, it sounds like you are feeling a bit down about yourself, and although i don't know how old you are exactly, let me just tell you one thing: you are very deserving of the looks. and after reading only one entry of your diary i can already tell that you are also a very intelligent person.
from peixe :
HELLOOOOO THERE MR.JONJON
from bettie311 :
I think that women are very aware of what young men *or old men for that matter* are thinking... I mean most women have the sex drive of 16 year old males, but they know that if they follow through on their thoughts they will be classified as a "slut". I really like your diary and the honesty that is put into it.
from adamsbaby :
hi
from plastroncafe :
There is a message for you in the Debate-it guestbook. - The Management
from sexisfun :
hey jonnybox, got my guestbook entry. i know about the whole diet and ketones fucking with your kidneys and stuff. i did take all those anatomy classes, after all. both kidney infections started as untreated urinary tract infections, most likey brought on by sexual activity.

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