May 8, 2008


So a bunch of people are setting up a presentation in the auditorium downstairs.  There’s a big poster at the back of the room with Iron Man on it and it says “Hardware by Marvel.  Software by Oracle.”

What?  Are they saying that we programmed Iron Man’s suit?  Is he real?  Very curious.

April 4, 2008


Never try to even your sideburns when you’ve just woken up early in the morning.  This is VERY IMPORTANT.

April 3, 2008


I always interpreted Tim’s and Al’s on-air personas to be representative of the Appollonian and Dionysian duality of human nature. Tim, with his constant need for “more power”, is obviously a stand-in for the passionate, destructive Dionysian sense, while Al, and his focus on precision, caution, and self-control, is clearly evocative of the Appollonian. The interplay between the two on the show is a metonym for the dichotomy of the will, and together they run the gamut of the human condition.

March 27, 2008
March 21, 2008

a good friday

Some of you are wondering, “Jonathan, what are you doing with your time since you’re home from school?” I know you’re wondering this because it’s pretty much the number one question I get asked whenever I see anyone, anywhere. It’s strange because everyone asks me but when I start to answer they get a far-off look in their eyes and just stare past me, not seeing or comprehending the words coming out of my mouth. Then the next time they see me they ask me the same question, “What are you doing now?”, ad infinitum. It’s like visiting my grandparents.


Here’s the answer once and for all: I’m working a temp job at Oracle, which according to wikipedia is a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion. This particular Oracle is big corporation that manages databases and makes lots of software. Oracle has a lot of other companies as clients and part of being an Oracle client is that you get to use their big building to hold meetings. So I’m in charge of a bunch of conference rooms on three different floors, which means I show up early and make sure everything is set up and kind of mill about making sure the groups showing up can find their rooms (a surprisingly difficult task for many of these high-ranking executives), they have everything they need in the room, projectors are working, etc.


After I get the ball rolling in the morning and everything’s in place, I chill in my office waiting for people to call me with problems. I’ve been learning a lot so far; for example I’ve learned that I should not only bring a book, but that I should consider driving a bookmobile to work. I’ve been chilling in my office for about five hours and have had absolutely nothing to do today. Feeling kind of suspicious that maybe there was some unknown facet of my job that I wasn’t doing, I’ve been patrolling the building regularly, chatting with security and peeking in on meetings. Nope, nothing to do.

Long story short, I’ll be posting random stuff from wikipedia later to keep myself amused.

March 19, 2008

hey guys

Posting from work now! I have a company cell phone, and my own room with a window. It’s pretty sweet. Also there are security checkpoints in the lobby that you need to swipe a keycard through or else you can’t go anywhere.

March 16, 2008

bathing bother

Don’t you hate when you go to turn off the water in the shower, but your hand slips off the knob just a bit too early so it’s sitting right at the coldest possible setting, and you get a half-second jolt of adrenaline as you quickly try to shut it off before you get blasted with freezing water?

March 11, 2008

random stuff

So Phil Hughes is quickly becoming my favorite young player in baseball. Yesterday he posted five trivia questions from The Office on his blog. The first person to answer them all correctly received a hat worn and signed by Joba Chamberlain. How awesome is that.

March 4, 2008
all the old paintings on the tombs, they do the sand dance don’t you know

all the old paintings on the tombs, they do the sand dance don’t you know

March 3, 2008

let me count the ways

  • Tr 0 pIck: i love the potch journal
  • Tr 0 pIck: you are like nbc and me and potch are the writers
  • Jahman98: haha
  • Tr 0 pIck: you pay us in love but you better not be cheap about it
  • Jahman98: hahaha
  • Jahman98: like you can resist making fun of potch long enough to go on strike
  • Tr 0 pIck: during which time our fans have no material and we make you no "love-money"
  • Jahman98: hahaha
  • Jahman98: i love love-money
  • Tr 0 pIck: its the best kind
  • Tr 0 pIck: how many love dollars is potch worth
  • Jahman98: thirty seven
  • Jahman98: one dollar for each reason i love him