Archives: [April 2000]
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This is the archive page for the month [April 2000]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries found here from that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Panic in the streets of Chicago. | April 25, 2000
I had a strange experience last night. I was at the Madbar open mic and started feeling like shit because I hadn't eaten yet, so I went next door to one of those foo-foo diners that have spread across Wicker...

Porn in the mail! | April 19, 2000
I received a rather cryptic phone call from my brother last week, asking if I had started receiving his birthday present to me yet. He refused to tell me more except to say that it was the same thing his...

Random notes. | April 17, 2000
Much like Larry King (but hopefully not as annoying), I thought today I'd go over a series of short subjects that have been on my mind this week. Hoover Dam. Erik and I went and saw Bob Mould at Metro...

No, I'm not dead. | April 14, 2000
I'm not sick, I haven't quit my job, and I haven't left town. I've just been doing what novelists often do when they're working on novels, which is to barricade themselves from the rest of the world for extended periods...

Phantom Menace is here! Phantom Menace is here! | April 6, 2000
This is the sudden joyful realization I had in CompUSA last night, killing time waiting for the latest ear medication across the street and idly contemplating some Palm Pilot accessories. Poor Phantom Menace - after weathering perhaps the worst case...

John Dean - what a pissant. | April 4, 2000
I'm reading Blind Ambition, John Dean's memoirs of his Watergate years, which I picked up at a garage sale for a dime this weekend. For me, a person who was a child during Watergate and has never quite understood the...