Regretfully Indifferent

Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Well the winner of the "1000th Hit Contest" is none other than... well... someone I don't know. @ 4/30/2003 11:40:50 AM surfed in from the main page and became the 1000th person to visit Regretfully Indifferent. At least now I know that I don't hafta give anybody $5. Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Well kiddies I am now officially an A+ Certified Computer Maintenance Professional... watch out world, I might just fix your computer (for a nominal monetary compensatory sum).

It doesn't get much better than really good emocore... check out Beloved and Dead Poetic. Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Rumours are heading this way that a price drop is on it's way for ALL next-gen consoles...

The online retailer Gamestop has released a new price list showing reduced prices for Xbox, PS2 and most importantly, GameCube. The new prices are set to take place in May, after E3 and should be welcome news to those praying in a price drop for their dream console.
The new prices are as follows:

GameCube USD 99.99 (approx. euro 91)
Xbox USD 149.99 (approx. euro 136)
PlayStation2 USD 149.99 (approx. euro 136)

Although, this is still unconfirmed and it's uncertain whether, if true, the price drop will spread to other retailers, and to Europe.


Tuesday, April 29, 2003

And in response to Michael's jibberish, I propose this solution. How about I fight back with jibberish of my own. "Zvpunry cyhpxf naq qribhef oreevrf sebz gur qhzoshpx gerr. Gurl fvat gb uvz va Ny Ourq. 'Wrfhf znxr zr n fhaornz...'"

Well kiddies... I just finished my latest photoshop project. I really like the way it turned out. Pix below...

Monday, April 28, 2003

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[05:30:50 PM] mjb: ybir zr graqre

[05:31:03 PM] Regretfully Indifferent: I completely understand how you feel, but shoving a bag of marshmallows in your mouth is not going to make it any better. I promise.

[05:32:55 PM] mjb: V jnag lbhe ont bs znfuzryybjf onol

[05:33:17 PM] mjb: v jnag gb fubir gurz va zl inevbhf bensnprf

[05:33:57 PM] Regretfully Indifferent: "I called the witch doctor and this is what he said: "

[05:36:58 PM] mjb: or zl puebzr qvyqb sevraq

[05:39:00 PM] mjb: ovgpu fync

[05:39:13 PM] Regretfully Indifferent: Gezundheit

I have officially found the greatest band to ever live. Now some of you may be confused by my use of the word "greatest". In this rare case, greatest means worst. The Shaggs recorded their debut album "Philosophy of the World" in 1968. Three sisters with little to no musical talent entered the studio with nothing but their instruments and a Father with fame in his eyes. Songs were recorded, eardrums were shattered, but in the end there stood a recording of such purely horrible musical quality that the world began to take notice. 35 years later I discovered them. This gem of a CD thumbs a nose at traditional musical conventions, such as melody and structure. The music glares at subtly abusive adjectives and laughs the laugh of a man that knows he smells horrible, but knows people are too afraid to tell him. Songs like "My Pal Foot Foot" and "Who Are Parents" stand out among the fold as the only two songs that don't sound like drunken impromtu. I am proud to have had the pleasure of enjoying these classics. Sometimes we must pay the price for our lust for originality. The price of listening to The Shaggs: laughing your head off while hitting repeat. Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Friday, April 25, 2003

Well I got my first issue of the Relevant Magazine in the mail today. It is so awesome... no joke it's incredible. For only $12 a year you people SERIOUSLY need to subscribe. I love promoting stuff for free... it makes me feel like part of the team. Fight the Power. Stay Informed. has a review of the new Radial Angel CD "One More Last Time". I heard about this CD a little while ago, but had and still have no desire to hear it. I was shocked by the harshness of this review. Here is the link and excerpt:

    "For about 1800 years, art produced by Christians was some of the most pioneering and original in Western Civilization. When did we go from the brilliance of Handel to the derivation of Radial Angel? When did we lose it? When did we start to suck? If anything, this album should act as a warning to musicians who are Christians to not fall for the idea that saying “Jesus” in a song makes up for writing a terrible song. “Christian” music should be about excellence, and this album is not."

Can you imagine making a CD and that CD being compared to the downfall of 1800 years of artistic excellence? HARSH... and I say it again, because it bears repeating... HARSH. Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Sometimes my Networking III professor turns on his ICS connection and doesn't tell us. What that means for me is... I don't know that I have the Internet. Today was one of those days. He was just rattling on, "MPPE: Microsoft's Point-To-Point Encryption uses several different encryption levels but you must obtain and install a service pack in order to implement the 128-bit level... 56-bit DES... IPSec... hotfix... in tandem... more bandwidth... I'm boring..." and I'm gone. Suddenly I awake to the sound of someone trying to rouse me from my slumber. "Hey. Hey! Did you know that we have Internet?" That sneaky rat. I think it's a more of a thrill for him if he knows that he turned it on, but we don't know about it. So that's where I am right now... In class, taking advantageof my Internet epiphany. I can't wait till I graduate from this rotting, festering, diarhea burn of a school. Ohh by the way, I'm supposed to ask if anyone I know is interested in talking to someone about joining the Networking department at Vincennes University. Grrrr... I hate the VU (voooo). I never want to see this campus again... Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Monday, April 21, 2003

Today's unlucky number is the incredible 13. Two news stories in one day that involve the unholy number...

78 year old man accidentally runs over 13 Jehovah's Witnesses

13 Filipino Catholic Devotees were nailed to crosses to honor the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday

Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Sunday, April 20, 2003

How Metal Are You? I got 5 of 8.

Saturday, April 19, 2003

For anyone who hasn't seen the new Honda Accord commercial, it's one of the most amazing pieces of advertising genious that has ever been made. According to the site, it was shot with NO CGI and took over 600 takes to accomplish. Those of you with some time on your hands, check out The New Honda Accord Commercial. Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

This just in from Solid State Records...

It looks like ZAO is back together and performing the 2 Cornerstone Fests in IL and FL. Weird.

Those guys are worse than Michael Jordan.

Friday, April 18, 2003

In response to Jared's tag post asking where one could find a cheap pair of Groucho Marx nose 'n glasses...


That's pretty much the best out there. One of those sites' glasses have the saying, "Instant party, just add head" printed on the glasses. Don't these people have quality control?? Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Applications are no longer being accepted for the aforementioned position due to the large quantity of women that have applied since I posted that earlier today. I received phone calls from Verizon, Hotmail, and the US Postal Service asking me to please suspend operations because the amount of feedback was blocking service usage to each respective company's customers. Ladies, Ladies, Ladies... theres plenty of the J-Man to go around. I think we can work out some sort of time-share clause. No need to fuss.

Just surfing around and stumbled across this gem. According to this, it sounds like I'm holding a killer hand...

April 20th - May 20th
Taurus is one alluring package, thanks in part to their love of beautiful things. Those lucky enough to snare this lover will find that the best, amazingly, has been hidden from view! In private, the Bull is an intense partner, and one quite happy to have sensual encounters go on all night long. The Energizer Bunny of the Zodiac has arrived! These days and nights of play should be punctuated with conversation, fantasies, seduction, even a few edible treats, the better to create the perfect mood. Sex as a release from the more practical aspects of life is often all the Bull wants. If this play date can be scheduled for Taurus's beloved home, all the better, since comfort is always on the Bull's mind.

I'll be taking applications ASAP. :-) Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

I just got this in my Inbox and was very upset by it...

From :
To :
Subject : Important Notice
Date : Tue, 15 Apr 2003 02:02:09 -0400

In order to offer you the best possible online dating experience, we will be upgrading our systems approximately 5am-7am Eastern Time on Tuesday April 22nd, 2003.

During this brief period of time, the site will be inaccessible. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Thank you,
The Imatchup Team

I had been planning for weeks to log on and find my future wife sometime during the 2 hour timespan of 4am and 6am on Tuesday April 22nd, 2003. Even the Internet is against my happiness... Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Just a few delightfully interesting links for today's update...

Evanescence pulls out of the Christian Rock Market.

Eclectic Christian rockers Glisten, are at it again. Click here to listen to 5 of the songs off their upcoming CD.

Strongbad does his best impression of me listening to music on the computer.

Another awesome Wallpaper, this one conveying what to do with your indifference beside regret it.

Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Joy: alright, i gotta go to bed so I can get up, go to school, and then sleep all day

Joy: school is nothing but breaks in between weekends

Regretfully Indifferent: amen sister

Regretfully Indifferent: and once you get into high school it'll get alot worse

Joy: you think so?

Joy: is middle school like that too?

Joy: I'm scurred

Regretfully Indifferent: i would be too... yeah I have a macaroni painting due by noon tomorrow and I don't think I'll have time to finish it

Regretfully Indifferent: y'know cuz I spend all my time study the letter A

Joy: and eating glue

Regretfully Indifferent: its a tricky letter

Joy: yes it is


Am I am prisoner to this axis
Forever chained to this fleshly void
The wings of treason flutter past
Blowing leaves of failure around my feet

I sing songs of peace, but no sound
I paint pictures of love, but no color
Empty, am I, without love, peace
These promised virtues seem still so distant

But you are my virtue
You alone fill the chasms carved in my soul
My fortress is You, O Lord
In your embrace I find warmth and shelter

Scarred am I, but you fade them
Wounded am I, but you mend
Your roots run deeper than I ever expected
Drawing water to refresh my weary limbs

A flawed design for I am half
Completed, only by the death of it
Fill me up to overflowing
That my excess would fill those around me

At the time of my passing
Whether I am to flicker out or be snuffed
Let it be whispered among my brothers and sisters
That I fought a righteous fight

Would that those whispers scream Your glory
And quiet my Ethos
May my life be a testimony to your grace
A grace that transforms the most reprobate of derelicts

But until that fateful day
I will be transparent that you might shine through
Break me, then build me
Complete me, I pray Thee. Amen.

- JM

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Well kiddies, I finally finished it. After much toil I have compiled my:


1. Stavesacre - Gold and Silver from "Speakeasy"
2. mewithoutYou - Silencer from "[A--> B] Life"
3. Chasing Furies - Whisper Softly from "With Abandon"
4. Madison Greene - between dreams + God and the Beast (2 contiguous tracks) from "...Think the Dancer's Mad"
5. Zao - Lies Of Serpents, A River Of Tears from "Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest"
6. Poor Old Lu - This Theater from "Star Studded Super Step"
7. Aaron Sprinkle - A Friend I Had from "Moontraveler"
8. Black Eyed Sceva - Adrien James from "Way Before the Flood"
9. Plankeye - Wings to Fly from "The Spark"
10. Model Engine - Scarred But Smarter from "The Lean Years Tradition"
11. Common Children - Stains of Time from "Delicate Fade"
12. Hootie and the Blowfish - Let Her Cry from "Cracked Rear View"
13. Five O'Clock People - Sorry from "The Nothing Venture"
14. Coldplay - Amsterdam from "A Rush Of Blood To The Head"
15. Zao - Ember from "Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest"
16. Poor Old Lu - Do I? from "In Their Final Performance"
17. Living Sacrifice - Enthroned 98 from "This Is Solid State Vol. 1"
18. Stavesacre - Rivers Underneath from "Speakeasy"
19. Extol - Celestial Completion from "Burial"
20. Dear Ephesus - Potrait from "The Consolation of Pianissimo"
21. Plankeye - Three Fold Chord from "The Spark"
22. mewithoutYou - Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt from "[A-->B] Life"
23. Roadside Monument - Crop Circles from "Eight Hours Away From Being A Man"
24. Underoath - Alone In December from "The Changing Of Times"
25. Nickel Creek - Reasons Why from "Nickel Creek"

Honorable Mentions:
Dead Poetic - August Winterman from "Four Wall Blackmail"
Don Caballero - Details On How To Get ICEMAN On Your License Plate from "American Don"
Over the Rhine - Rhapsodie from "Patience"
Sunny Day Real Estate - Killed By An Angel from "The Rising Tide"
Tantrum Of The Muse - Gas Parade from "The Heart Is A Two-Headed Sperm"
The Juliana Theory - You Always Say Goodnight, Goodnight from "Emotion Is Dead"
Poor Old Lu - Thoughtless from "Sin"
Poor Old Lu - Chance For Chancers from "A Picture of the Eight Wonder"

On The Bubble:
Roadside Monument - Sperm Ridden Burden from "Eight Hours Away From Being A Man"
Seven Day Jesus - Forgive Me from "The Hunger"

...and after all that work I realized that there are two songs on there with the word "Sperm" in either the song or CD title. Weird... Fight The Power. Stay Informed.

OK Guys... just in case you haven't seen it yet, Rachel Aydt posted on my tag-board and it told her she was "too wordy". She made the joke herself, but I just found it hilarious that a mindless internet comment service even thinks she talks too much. I love ya Rach, thats just hilarious! Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Well I currently have narrowed my list to a mere 104 songs... DARN YOU AMY!! Darn you to heck...

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

"A grade is an inadequate report of an inaccurate judgement by a biased and variable judge of the extent to which a student has attained an undefined level of mastery of an unknown proportion of an indefinite amount of material."
Dr. T. Roger Taylor
Curriculum Design For Excellence, Inc.

christi: see i'm one step ahead of you

Regretfully Indifferent: which is further proof of how far behind I've fallen

Monday, April 07, 2003

AMY!! You and your daring challenges! To that I say, I will accept your challenge and compile a list of my TOP 25 FAVORITE SONGS!! I will give myself space for 8 Honorable Mentions and 2 Bumpers. I'll try and have it up within the next three days. Everybody can feel free to e-mail me some of your faves and I'll post them on here as a supplement to my list. LET THE LISTING... BEGIN!!

P.S. I couldn't find a single Over The Rhine album that I liked more than another one so I just omitted them. I would say that Patience and Films For Radio are my two fave OTR CD's so we can safely throw those into my 2 Bumper spots in the Top 25 Albums category.

Friday, April 04, 2003

Well kiddies... I'm in the mood for a list. Not just any list though... I have been putting off this list for about 5 years now. I have never been able to actually compile it, until now. So here it is young people, ENJOY:


1. Zao - Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
2. Chasing Furies - With Abandon
3. Poor Old Lu - In Their Final Performance...
4. Stavesacre - Speakeasy
5. Model Engine - The Lean Years Tradition
6. mewithoutYou - [A--> B] Life
7. Roadside Monument - Eight Hours Away From Being A Man
8. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
9. Zao - Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation
10. Aaron Sprinkle - Moontraveler
11. Dear Ephesus - The Consolation of Pianissimo
12. Living Sacrifice - The Hammering Process
13. Madison Greene - Think the Dancer's Mad...
14. Poor Old Lu - Star Studded Super Step
15. Extol - Burial
16. Project 86 - Drawing Black Lines
17. Plankeye - The Spark
18. Bumblepuppy - An Evening at the Feelies
19. Common Children - Delicate Fade
20. 100 Portraits - Five Wise Virgins
21. Christine Glass - Love and Poverty
22. Grammatrain - Flying
23. Spoken - What Remains
24. Sunny Day Real Estate - The Rising Tide
25. Roadside Monument - Beside This Brief Hexagonal

Honorable Mention:
Stavesacre - Friction
Tourniquet - Crawl To China
Puller - Sugarless
Common Children - Skywire
Poor Old Lu - Sin
Poor Old Lu - The Waiting Room
Driver Eight - Watermelon
Extol - Undeceived

On the Bubble:
Over the Rhine - Patience
Over the Rhine - Films For Radio

Holy Crap... I think that might be THE hardest thing I have ever done, but you see my friends I do it for you. Yes thats right... for you. Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

christi says:
christi says:
christi says:
christi says:
christi says:
christi says:

Regretfully Indifferent says:
enter > space
space = character
enter = line
enter + space = line + character
space = good
enter = not good
point = you decide

This is kinda fun... it's like a daily make fun of Christi post. I take what I can get I guess... Fight the Power. Stay Informed.

"When he sinned, he confessed it to God with these words: 'I can do nothing better without You. Please keep me from falling and correct the mistakes I make.' After that, he did not feel guilty about the sin." an excerpt from "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence. Written 300 years ago, this book and its contents are still an excellent source of information on how to live a spiritually-driven lifestyle.


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