November 16, 2009

Whose year is it, anyway?


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Last time on the CJ Curry Experience, we interviewed James Joyce, Charles Darwin and Marylin Monroe. We had an online water fight, which I won quite easily. I also managed to invent the time machine and the polarised cat5 cable. We promised that this week would be fun. Well, it won't, because this is the last CJ Curry Experience from S2. Haha!

Welcome back to the CJ Curry Experience. I mention this only because it's part of a pattern.


I kinda lied last post, I do have a lot of good points. So here is my 2009 in review. First by date, then by stat.
  • Highest point: February 21-March 1, during O Week at LTU. I missed out on one day, but MAN did I enjoy everything else! For the first time I started thinking whether I could organise stuff like that, but at the time it was a fleeting thought.
  • Second highest point: October 7, finding out that I had been made Study Mentor for next year. I'd been eyeing it off since at least August, possibly July, and maybe even earlier. I don't remember. Either way, I was happy as anything.
  • Lowest point: October 12-18, the hardest week I have faced at uni. Being Study Mentor, I had a lot of training and such to do already, and this, compounded with a medical complaint and two very hefty assignments, made me think for the first time since being at uni that "I may be in over my head". Thankfully, I'm not.
  • First university experience: February 22. Move-in day.
  • First Eagle Bar experience: February 26.
  • First drinking experience (that is, tipsy or beyond): June 4. That was a gooooooood night.
  • Last exam: still to come...
  • Blogspot posts made: 40
  • Facebook statuses: 242
  • Tweets: 638
  • Nodermeets visited: 1
  • Wallets destroyed: 1
  • Lectures attended: 252
  • Songs now in my playlist: 6,376
  • Formal shoes worn: twice
  • Suit worn: twice
  • Games clocked (def: beating the final boss at least once): 8
  • Games hundred-percented (def: unlocking everything, beating everything): 1
  • Sleepless nights: 24
  • Highest score on Spelunky: 104,680
  • Amount of Portello consumed: not enough
I promised to write about the meeting I went to. It can be found here.

And finally, the writeup headers' references!
  1. "Everything I say is being <> bananas." -- Red Dwarf. The crew are in AR, and they are being edited.
  2. "Get the squid for the next scene." -- Everything2. The node is called "He said 'tentacle porn', so I stuck my dick in a toaster and went from there."
  3. "I was once a clueless young nerd-boy..." -- Half Everything2 (I was once a clueless young noder...) and half Sluggy Freelance (nerd-boy). I like that rabbit.
  4. "All you can eat? We'll see about that..." -- Dilbert. Not the comic, the TV show. Dilbert's dad isn't coming home until he's had all he can eat.
  5. "THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOLD." -- Not sure what inspired this one, actually.
  6. "Spotlight eyes on endless skies." -- Cryptic, by Pin Me Down. As found on Kitsuné Maison's compilation nr. 6 (IIRC).
  7. "I wish to register a complaint!" -- If you don't know where this comes from, we can no longer be friends.
  8. "I'm blogging and I can't get up." -- Again, this should be obvious.
  9. "D'you get wafers with it?" -- Another Monty Python gem.
  10. "Spare a dime?" -- That was just random shit.
  11. "Urgh, is it that time of second again?" -- Ditto. Looking back, it doesn't look easy to interpret.
  12. "I think I'm thinking, therefore I may possibly be..." -- Red Dwarf-inspired, yet again. This time, from the novel.
  13. "And here we are, half past three in the morning..." -- Insomnia by Faithless. I like good music. I don't like bad music. Rock, metal, and associated sub-genres are bad music. Electronica is good music.
  14. "You expect me to do WHAT?" -- My, erm, creative interpretation of "No, Mister Bond, I expect you to die."
  15. "No! Eh? Chut up!" -- As I say in the post, this wasn't movie-inspired, but rather Facebook-quiz-inspired. The pseudo-random nature of the quiz, as well as the fact that it shits all over other FB quizzes, really made me lol.
  16. "Le damn." -- My curse.
  17. "You're paying for overpriced air!" -- Another Dilbert one, from the same episode as before.
  18. "SOMEONE. WILL. DIE." -- Red Vs Blue, S1E7. Another one that shits all over something I hate, that being soap operas.
  19. "A major problem in Australia" -- Australians! Remember the old piracy warnings on video cassettes? Well, that got sampled by KoxBox and made into a song!
  20. "Now, let's get on with the happy happy show!" -- A recent episode of Good News Week. I love it.
  21. "Prepare to be sieged." -- I've discovered that my first name can be pronounced "Ceej", and therefore sound like "siege". Thus, instead of owning someone, I siege them.
  22. "I declare blag!" -- A combination of "I declare hax" - from a friend - and "blag", a term that shits all over blogs. But I don't hate blogs. No no.
  23. "Comment Moderation my arse..." -- One of the features I hate most about Blogspot.
  24. "Time for a quick interruption." -- Not sure what inspired this one either.
  25. "In case you still can't get enough..." -- In S2 I started getting less pop-culturey.
  26. "And all the hearts are glowing..." -- From Terry Taylor's "Spring Has Sprung", a song written specifically for The Neverhood.
  27. "Run, while you still can. n00b." -- (puts on Southern US accent) Get away from ma posts if y'all a n00b.
  28. "I saw it coming. Did you?" -- I did see it coming. I saw 2012 theories coming a long way off.
  29. "If I ever recover..." -- Basement Jaxx. Jasement Baxx. Masebent Jaxx. Jasebent Maxx. However you interpret them, they're still awesome.
  30. "Procrastination is the mother of blogging." -- Just a little observation.
  31. "I don't need this skin and bones... ah, fuck it." -- I *do* need this skin and bones. Ramona Was A Waitress by Paul Dempsey, a song about AI.
  32. "I used to dance with my daddy..." -- Datarock! Datarock! Datarock dances with their daddy!
  33. "I win at life. Srsly. Maybe. Perhaps. OK, fine, I don't." -- Yeah.
  34. "The sweetest song, the saddest song." -- A portmanteau, if you will, of Weekender by Sunday Session ft. Zoë Johnston, and I Love You by Unity.
  35. "Step one: throw back head. Step two: laugh. Step three: repeat step two constantly." -- Do it. That was my own, by the way.
  36. "Me, you, and joy." -- Partly inspired by Mario & Luigi RPG2. A few of the alien instructions read "joy".
  37. "I no longer have class." -- I no longer had classes.
  38. "And the winner is..." -- Inspired by the (then) recent announcing of Rio as the 2016 Olympic Games site.
  39. "November has nothing on me." -- November is just not as awesome as I am.
  40. "Whose year is it, anyway?" Pretty much pilfered from Whose Line Is It, Anyway?
And finally, before I go, put the titles for posts 39 and 40 together. It gives "It could be the end of the world, and we don't know where we're going". Another Basejent Maxx song called Living Room.

Join us for Season 3, which starts next year! Don't worry, the Goodyear blimp will announce my return to blagging. So, if you live in an area that gets good reception from the blimp, look skywards every day at 3:14:15 am (that's fourteen minutes past three, and fifteen seconds).

Also, if you want me to get back into blagging sooner, donations go to CJ Curry as per usual: put the money in a sack, throw it over a rainbow, and run three miles in the opposite direction. Then, when you get home, smear your toes with jam, stand upside-down and yell "I'M SIGNIFICANT!" for four hours without end. Incidentally, you can tell that I've been brought up on a healthy diet of The Goon Show.

Ciaofornow. See you in Season 3!

Credits (listed in order of appearance)

enough... no more freaking credits...

November 13, 2009

November has nothing on me.

Things are getting hot and steamy here in my room. It's also undergoing a temperature change.

Welcome back to the CJ Curry Experience. You'd think that after 39 posts, I'd have run out of ideas for taglines. And yes, I have. I shall have to think of more during the summer.

To celebrate the heat, I have decided to write this on a "Fuck You" Friday. So, fuck you, heat. Fuck you, humidity. Fuck you, common cold. Fuck you, headache. Fuck you, erm... just fuck you.


It's a double-headed post again. Today, I'll begin the wrap-up of Season 2 and next week I'll post an aftermath thing from the thing I'm going to tomorrow. Thing?

Speaking of things, I must visit the bathroom.


And now that I have visited the bathroom, I must visit the supermarket.


And now that I have visited the supermarket, I shall begin teh wrap-up.

There really haven't been very many interesting stories from this half of the year, from my part. Maybe you have some, I don't know. But I think it's because people have settled down into uni and just... mellowed. What a shame. There also weren't as many college events. What a shame. The events we did have didn't have many good stories from my part. OK, sure, I got drunk as a skunk one night (well, *just* drunk) but that's about it. Hm.

So I'll tell you the most hilarious joke I know. YOUR FACE!

I guess I've just had a damn good year with new friends, old friends, semi-new friends, and partly-old friends. In any case, you people roxorz my soxorz.

I've written a bunch, I've partied a bunch, I've learned a bunch, I've gamed a bunch, and all that shit, and now it's going to be gone from me for two months. But still, you gotta laugh, eh?

As you may or may not have noticed, most of my posts have titles and headers that are pop culture references. This week, it's a list of all the titles from the first and second seasons, each with a little explanation. Next week, it's a list of headers. Try and pick them before you look at the answers!
  1. "INTRODUCTION AND MAYHEM" -- this is obvious. Really.
  2. "SOME ASSORTED SHIT ABOUT ME" -- yeah, I'm not gonna bother explaining this.
  4. "DOOM BEFALLS US ALL?" -- if you notice, it wasn't actual doom.
  5. "HIDEOUSLY DISGUSTINGLY HORRIBLY RIDICULOUSLY HORRENDOUSLY RETARDEDLY STUPIDLY INCREDIBLY EXCEPTIONALLY LOUD" -- I was getting a bit of flack for my use of adverbs, or rather, my overuse of them. This is my response.
  6. "WHERE O WHERE HAS THE SERIOUS BLOG GONE?" -- Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone. A kids' song.
  7. "LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!!!" -- o.O
  8. "AMUSE YOURSELF" -- which is why you should always amuse yourself.
  10. "DOUBLE FIGURES? OH MAN, HASN'T CURRY MAN BEEN ASSASSINATED YET?" --yeah, that's obvious as well.
  11. "BECAUSE I'M PISSED OFF. THAT'S WHY." -- I hate new movies.
  12. "MORE THAN YOU CARE TO IMAGINE" -- I can't honestly remember, but I'm pretty sure I've seen it before.
  13. "WHY, OH WHY?" -- There was an episode of The Glass House. Andrew Denton made a mess of things. Funny, though. Dave said - and I quote - "if this doesn't get us a letter in the paper, I'm giving up show biz", as Andrew responded with "And if it doesn't start with the words, 'why, oh why'..."
  14. "IT'S LIKE BEING HIT WITH A TRAIN AT 5 MILES PER HOUR!" -- That's 8 km/h, for all you freaks out there. The mindfuck doesn't always work...
  15. "DON'T BE TAKIN' THE LEGO..." -- Much like #13, there was a different episode in which Jason Byrne appeared. His funny hearing made him mis-hear a bloke who once robbed Lego as saying "I was taken in the orifice by the security guard". Afterwards, he shared a vision he had of the security guard humping the guy, moaning "don't be takin' the Lego..."
  17. "ZERO ZERO WAS ONCE A SONG I HEARD..." -- I kinda messed this one up. It was supposed to be "was a song I once heard". But anyway. It's a mix of my own song obsession - Zero Zero by Internal Sync - and another song obsession - Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard by The KLF.
  18. "THE END IS NIGH" -- yeah it was.
  19. "GOD, WHAT KIND OF A NERD AM I?" -- that should be self-explanatory. All the lines below that title are song lyrics. I shall name them, in order. See:
    • Hi Friend - Deadmau5 ft. MC Flipside
    • Tiergarten - Rufus Wainwright
    • Music Talking - The Montanas & DJ Roland Clarke
    • One More Day - Floris (that should be "how will life be")
    • Revolution, Revolutions - Jean-Michel Jarre
    • What Happened - HCCR ft. Jessica Eve
    • Yeah Yeah - Bodyrox ft. Luciana
    • The Girl You Lost - Sia
    • What Else Is There? - Röyksopp ft. Karin Dreijer Andersson
    • Somewhere Beyond - Michael Gray ft. Steve Edwards
    • La La Land - Green Velvet
    • Magic Love - Bent
    • With Every Heartbeat - Kleerup ft. Robyn
    • Love, Sunshine & Happiness - Salmonella Dub
    • My Culture - One Giant Leap ft. Robbie Williams
    • Hold That Sucker Down - OT Quartet
    • Ride A White Horse - Goldfrapp
    • Lights And Music - Cut Copy
    • Shine - Telemetry Orchestra
    • Eugina - Salt Tank
    • La Ritournelle - Sébastien Tellier
    • Still Alive - Jonathan Coulter ft. Ellen McLaine
    • Bye Friend - Deadmau5 ft. MC Flipside
  20. "IT'S HERE! IT'S FINALLY HERE!" -- the end of S1 of the blog.
  21. "CURRY TIME!" -- I'm back. With credits.
  22. "BACK TO MINE? MAYBE?" -- this is explained in the post.
  23. "RUN!" -- Run!
  24. "NEWS, SPORT, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT" -- Not sure if this is the case elsewhere, but in some Aussie TV guides the nightly news report is written as "News, Sport, Weather".
  25. "BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT... AND HOT CHICKEN STOCK DRINKS" -- Take some boiling water, add two chicken stock cubes, stir, drink. Yum!
  26. "IT'S FUN!" -- Engrish, that is.
  27. "GO JUMP IN A LAKE!" -- Common saying.
  28. "CURRY EXPOSED!" -- Explained in the blog.
  29. "WHEN I SAY 'JUMP', YOU SAY 'FUCK NO'." -- An army saying... apparently.
  30. "EVEN STUPID-HEADS NEED TO EAT..." -- Which is true.
  31. "HOW TO LOSE TEN MILLION FRIENDS IN ONE AFL GRAND FINAL AD" -- This was when the new Vegemite formula's name was released to the public. The formula itself, pretty much nobody had a problem with, as long as the original Vegemite was kept. What people had the problem with was its name: "iSnack 2.0". Shoot them. That's an awfulawful name. (It's since been renamed to "Cheesybite".)
  32. "OH NOES, CURRY MAN CAN'T SPELL!" -- Part 1 of the non-backspace editions.
  33. "THIS IS THE LIFE..." -- Common saying. I like common sayings.
  34. "YOUR MOTHER WRITES POST-MODERN POETRY!" -- yeah, "your mum" jokes are getting ridiculous. "That's what she said" jokes are better. I like the fact that William Shakespeare invented "your mum" jokes: "Villain! I have don'st thou mother!" or something to that effect. (I'm not joking. Look it up in Hamlet, IIRC.)
  35. "KISS ME, I'M A BLOGGER" -- yep. Do it.
  36. "A POST-APOCALYPTIC WORLD ALL GONE SANE... WAT" -- I get the feeling that I did plagiarise this from somewhere. Let me know if you find it. (Incidentally, "don't break" almost became a meme among my friends.)
  37. "THE FORGOTTEN POST" - apparently, 37 is the Forgotten Number. No clue why.
  38. "WHAT IS THIS 'CURRY' THAT YOU SPEAK OF?" -- Look up the etymology yourself. It's kinda cool.
  39. "IT COULD BE THE END OF THE WORLD..." -- You'll find out this one next episode.
Intriguement. Episode 40 coming soon, possibly with an aftermath report on my meeting today-morrow!

Credits (listed in order of appearance)
CJ Curry               CJ
The Blog The CJ Curry Experience
CJ's Computer Pie
Bathroom Down The Hall
Supermarket Up The Street
Animator Boxxy
Wildlife Trainer Wafflepwn
Senior Wrangler Moot
Electrician The Guy Out There On His Laptop
Fluid Dynamic Consultant
Sundown Syndrome Provided By
Roel H
Special Thanks My Mother
Producer Your Mother

November 8, 2009

And the winner is...


Welcome back to the CJ Curry Experience. HTMLified for your pleasure and - perhaps - enjoyment.

Whew. It's been a hectic few days. Srsly, I haven't slept much in the last 48 hours. And now I'm blogging on adrenaline and chocolate.


Come join me on a trip back to last Thursday.
  • Last bar night of the year
  • Last class of the year
  • LAN party without an actual LAN
  • After the math of the LAN party
  • Avicii rocked my socks
  • Travelling in order to get free meals
  • Catching up with my S.O.
  • Travelling away from free meals
  • Travelling again to a 21st
  • After the math of the 21st, plus cricket
  • Here and now.
And on the way, I also realised that bandannas work pretty well on my wrist.

And now I need moar food. But I CBF'd getting up. Help?

Oh. Yawn, too, by the way. Yawning saves lives. GIVES YOU STRENGTH!

I bridge the great divide
between one device and another
very easily
I bridge the great divide
between my heart and yours
without resorting to fucking poetry.

adium is not working i shall stab it and stab it good

I been studying quite a lot lately. Censorship, language, and suburbia. Pity none of them turn up on my exams. Exams are my bane. Sometimes I think bane is a made-up word. Seriously. And Serio is a fun song to sing. I also sing when I should be studying. (Segué king much?)

I am going to that place in my head again. It is simultaneously good and bad. It is also simultaneously confusing and completely understandable. Join me. JOIN ME IN MY WORLD. join me in that place. It is music. And it is joy.

Incidentally, CJ Curry Studios would like to welcome "Joy" as the word of the day.

Push button. Receive bacon. Joy!
It's 4:30. Time for milking. Joy!
That's neither safe nor rational. Joy!

Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy gives you strength! Strength crushes enemies! JOY!

Down with this sort of thing. DOWN with this sort of thing. DOWN! ...ahem, have you met my dog, "with this sort of thing"? You have now. WOOF!

and now we go into the world of

in verses.

i wish
to be
person who is
not afr
aid of bein
g cj
rry or afra
id of the tr
of th
e past

in verses finishes here. please present your claim tickets.

I really should go now. But I won't. It's not time for the credits yet. But I will take a shower.


Boy, that hit the spot. But now I'm tired of writing. Meh, time for bye.

Credits (listed in order of appearance)
CJ Curry               Bertie Blackman
The Blog Lost Valentinos
CJ's Computer Au Revoir Simone
The Place In My Head Peter, Bjorn & John
Bandanna Leslie Ming
Key Technician Miike Snow
Cameraman James Yuill
Joy Trainer Sir James
Animations by Rob Swire
Sunglasses provided by Phoenix
Special Thanks Wolfgang Gartner
Producer Sam La More

November 1, 2009

I no longer have class.

They seek me with thimbles, they seek me with care;
They pursue me with forks and hope;
They threaten my life with a railway-share;
They charm me with smiles and soap.
I am CJ Curry, the Boojum.

Welcome back to the CJ Curry Experience. The most humid experience since Delhi.

You all impress me. You impress me a lot. But that doesn't mean reality TV is good.


It's my favourite number! 37! So the entire post is a tribute to the number 37. Here are some redeeming features about the number 37:
  • In degrees Celsius, 37 is the average human body temperature. A degree and a half higher, and it's hyperthermia; a degree and a half lower, and it's hypothermia.
  • 37 is the atomic number of rubidium. Why the hell rubidium is an element is anyone's guess.
  • There are 37 slots on European Roulette. 00 is only used in American Roulette. I reckon European wins. Just.
  • The (very misleadingly named) Interstate 37 runs between San Antonio, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas. I shall immediately donate my time to anyone with a petition saying "Change this highway to 'Intrastate 37'". Misuse of English irks me, except when it's Engrish.
  • There are 37 birds outside my window right about now.
  • If you read out loud two haikus, then say simply "it is done", you have spoken 37 syllables.
  • Travelling 37 hours into the future is as simple as adding a day and a half, then an extra hour. So, from right about now (7:24p), 37 hours into the future is 8:24a on Tuesday. Cool, I'll still be asleep.
  • I once found a packet of Pods with 37 Pods. I decided not to write in about it, because it was just nihilistically cool.
  • My clock ticks 37 times per minute.
  • Shakespeare wrote 37 plays.
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  • My email has a 37 in it. So does yours. It's just invisible.
That's about it. If you want more, Wikipedia is your friend. Bye.

Credits (listed in order of appearance)
CJ Curry               Felicia Day
The Blog Vincent Caso
CJ's Computer Jeff Lewis
37 Amy Okuda
Special Thanks Sandeep Parikh
Producer Robin Thorsen

Short list today; I mean, hell, 37 is all you need.
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