Apr. 11th, 2008

I have a rather healthy VHS collection from back in the day when I didn't have to pay for my own gas, food, and other expenses, but for the past couple of years I wasn't able to watch them because I didn't have a working VHS player. In fact, for about a year after the DVD side of my old dual deck what I've been able to watch has been limited to what I could actually play in my PS2, which I got used and had a ridiculously high parental setting. I like Sorcerer Hunters, but there's really only so many times I could watch it in a row before it became stale. Anyway, my sister bought a dual deck this week, and I am loving it. I was able to watch Paradise Kiss last night, which wouldn't play in my PS2; I'm watching a VHS of the old DiC dub of Sailor Moon right now. It's great fun, and really...the DiC dub isn't bad, as far as dubs from that era go. Usagi/Serena's voice is actually appropriately annoying, in fact.

Anyway, fun times with electronics. I'll probably watch Dracula or something after this.

Telemarketing is probably one of the lesser evils when it comes to part-time employment in this city--I could have been working for Starbucks, after all--but some of my coworkers have been assigned a political patch urging people to support a bill that would, essentially, strip U.S. citizens of their basic right to privacy under the guise of fighting terrorism. One version of this bill has already been passed, if what I've been told is correct, that requires a warrant in order to start the wiretap. (Not that it matters, apparently most of the warrants are approved.) The new version being passed lacks that particular clause, which is...troubling, to say the least. Discussing this patch, my friends and I decided that the greatest revenge that a concerned patcher could take without being fired would be to exercise their workplace right to not use their real name when doing this shit.

"Hello, this is Takhisis, Queen of Darkness. I'm calling to inform you of..."
"Hello, this is Lucifer Morningstar, I'd like to talk to you about..."

Of course, if our psuedonyms were too extreme, we'd get fired anyway. So I suppose I should be glad I'm still doing opinion surveys and not politcal patches. =D