August 10, 1998



by Curtis C. Chen

01 CAPTOLOGY A Stanford project studying the uses of computers as persuasive technology. (I still think "The Manchurian Laboratory" would have been a better name.)

02 BRACES Unlike some people, I'm only doing this for my health.

03 JELLO SHOTS Maybe a whole cup of vodka was too much. (Come to think of it, maybe two packs of Jell-O was too much for ten people.)

04 NEIGHBORS If a loser complains about a Saturday night party which bothers nobody else, and even the police respond lethargically, was there really that much noise?

05 PHONEBOY'S INTERNET GUIDE Notable if only because the acronym is P.I.G.

06 EURO CURRENCY Yet another thing for Luddites and traditionalists to fear in the new millennium.

07 CINDERELLA Drew Barrymore has redeemed herself, and Tanith Lee has a gruesome imagination.

08 IRON CHEF Yet another TV show which I only discover after it starts going downhilll.

09 ONLINE FICTION Forget better mousetraps. Figure out how you can actually make money with a website (and hope Bill Gates doesn't steal it).

10 MONICA LEWINSKY I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Who the fuck cares?


* with apologies to Jim Mullen

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