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[19 Mar 2009|03:55pm]
Chris Levin
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[09 Jan 2009|01:57pm]
This is wild:
http://projects.flowingdata.com/walmart/

Wait about a minute for it to really get going.
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[05 Jan 2009|03:01pm]

This absolutely made my day
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[06 Nov 2008|01:27pm]
I am sad that I missed a weekend full of LTP
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[01 Jan 2008|02:51am]
I've already broken my new year's resolution
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2.20.07 - IT IS TIME [20 Feb 2007|12:00am]
Throughout many English speaking countries, Shrove Tuesday - the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent - has become Pancake Day, as it is a custom to eat pancakes on that day. This year, that day falls on February 20th. In honor of this, the International House of Pancakes has announced that patrons on that day will receive a short stack of pancakes.

Unfortunately, many Americans think of IHOP when they think of pancakes. Five people have made it their mission to change that. On Febraury 20th, in the wee hours of Pancake Day, they began their quest for pancake supremacy. During the summer of 2008, these four brave young men (Jordan Brookman, Chris Levin, David Polakoff, and Sam Simon) and one brave young woman (Jessie Heiden) will trek across the southeastern United States for the sole purpose of going to as many Cracker Barrel restaurants as possible. The group has developed a website for what they dubbed The Cracker Crew Tour, which can be found at www.crackercrewtour.com.

An official route is expected by Summer 2007.

The group has sent out an email to Cracker Barrel, as well as emails to every late-night talk show on television. They are looking for as much exposure as possible and are willing to allow merchandising and advertising with all the proceeds going to charity. The more people watch, the more people will realize how amazing Cracker Barrel is.

Keep an eye on the website for constant updating.

http://www.crackercrewtour.com/
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[14 Feb 2007|03:43pm]
2.20.07

It's coming.

The greatest thing to happen to the world ever.

Stay tuned.
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[20 Oct 2006|11:41pm]
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[09 Oct 2006|07:29pm]
EDIT!
New, less annoying file host. Try again!

DO ME A HUGE FAVOR!

My email is originatoriam@yahoo.com

I'm doing an experiment on the psychological effect on classical music.

Please do the following:
1) Email me your current emotional state from these choice: relaxed, stressed, or neutral
2) Listen to as much of this piece as you would like: http://download.yousendit.com/02BFF21659628997
3) In the same email, tell me your emotional state afterward: relaxed, stressed or neutral

Thank you!
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[27 Aug 2006|01:20pm]


Lovely.
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[02 Jun 2006|12:12am]
Thank you to all of you wonderful people who sang Happy Birthday to me at band camp tonight.

Thank you to Dan, David, Jordan, and Tyler for surprising me at my house for birthday greetings.

Thank you to the many people who called me, texted me, commented on my LJ, or left a line on my Facebook to wish me a happy birthday. (I'm not leaving out you people who commented on MySpace; I just can't get on there for some reason).

A sarcastic thank you to the punches I got from Justin Wexler. I conduct with those arms, asshole! :-D

No, but seriously.

Thank you all for granting me a wonderful birthday, especially during a long and tiring day (which started at 7:30 this morning) that didn't really have the initial vibe of a wonderful birthday. You all are awesome.
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[28 Nov 2005|10:20pm]
I'm doing this poll for Sun-Sentinel NextGeneration.

Poll:
What are you doing for the holidays?

If you have a cool answer, leave a comment.
This is regardless of what school you go to. Just as long as it's a Broward county school. In fact, if it's not Taravella, that's even better, but all answers please!
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[31 Oct 2005|02:31pm]
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
When: Tomorrow...Tuesday, November 1st at 3 PM.
Where: TBD (any ideas?)
Who: Anyone who wants to play.
Why: Because it's frisbee, and we haven't played frisbee in a friggin' long time.

Let me know if you want in.
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[27 Oct 2005|01:57pm]
Hi.

It's me, Chris.

I'm alive.

The house is fine.

I still don't have power.

I'm in Pembroke Pines for the day, at my aunt/uncle/cousins' house.

They have power.

I'm currently taking advantage of it.

The last few days haven't been too bad.

Lots of football (with retards), frisbee, and poker.

And dark nights.

Lots of hot dogs and fried chicken.

But today hasn't been too great.

Many people in Springs have power, but I don't.

That sucks, man!

Like, I don't care that I don't have power.

It's the fact that other people around me have power but I don't.

Pretty lame.

But once I get power back, I won't care anymore.

Tonight, I'm getting some damn good pizza from Ferro Pizza, because they have power.

Hope everyone is safe.

When will I get power back?

Could be back when I get home.

Could be weeks.

If you're still reading, I commend you.

To anyone not in South Florida...lucky!

No school for the rest of this week.

Who knows about next week.

Overall, all is good.

Once power comes back, we need to have a huge ultimate frisbee game.

You dig?

Good.

I'm gonna finish this update now.

I hope I didn't forget anything.

Later.
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[02 Oct 2005|04:27pm]

Boston Red Sox
2005 American League Wild Card
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[22 Sep 2005|11:42pm]
I wrote for the Sun-Sentinel.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/custom/nextgeneration/broward/sfl-bhs21displacedsep21,0,7471448.story?coll=sfl-nextgen-brow
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[27 Aug 2005|11:21am]
I'm going to give a big contrast to Kristen and Justin's OMG AMAZING CONCERT POSTS!!!!

Green Day/Jimmy Eat World was a fun time, but it certainly wasn't a great rock show.

Office Depot Center is one of the shittiest places to hold a rock concert. The acoustics in the place are disgusting. Every single voice sounded muffled, and everything just sounded like one big blend of piercing noise.

It also bugged me that everyone in the crowd was 12 years old. My goodness. I felt like I was at a perverted day-care center where all the kids are dressed in black and giving the finger.

Jimmy Eat World, the band I wanted to see so badly, completely sucked, quite frankly. They only played one song from Clarity and nothing from Static Prevails. They just played their new teenybopper shit. Some of it is good, I will admit to that, but for the whole set to be comprised of that was disgraceful. I was also disappointed to how careless they were on stage. All that delicate care and harmony found on their albums was nowhere to be found. This makes me think they're just a studio-type band, meaning that they're huge victims of overproduction, meaning that they really lack talent. Disappointing. They really suck live.

Green Day was great, as expected. I've seen them three times, and they've been awesome all three times. This third time was no exception.

However, I felt they were really gimmicky. There were pink bunnies, tons of pyro, a walkway...all rather unnecessary. It didn't help that Billy Joe was being a self-centered prick and wouldn't just shut the fuck up and play some music. That's what he used to do at their shows...just shut up, sing, and play their stuff! Also, I'm sick of Billy Joe screaming "FUCK DA PRESIDENT YO!" every five seconds. I respect his opinions; I really do. However, it was to a point of total overkill. Say it once...that's fine. We get it. We don't need to be reminded that you hate the president over and over again. To make matters worse, you hear little 10-year old girls screaming "YEAH FUCK DA PRESIDENT WOO!" right back at them. Sorry, little Susan, but mommy and daddy are with you, they paid for your ticket, they love you, and you live a nice little life. I'm sure there's more to worry about than the president. ur liek t0tally r3b3110u5 though.

Other than that, no complaints. Very balanced setlist (even though the first five songs or so were from American Idiot, they played some good old stuff too), and they kept with a lot of their traditions, like starting a band onstage, which always leads to great entertainment.

One more thing that bugs me...if you really need to be cued during an encore, that's really sad. No need for the flashing "GREEN" "DAY" "GREEN" "DAY" signs. They were also back out in 30 seconds or so...not nearly long enough for an encore. Gotta keep the people waiting!

Not a bad way to spend a Friday night. Ran into J Wex, he was with his friend; they had even nicer seats than I did.

However, this should have been much better. Maybe I'm just spoiled because I've seen Green Day kick so much ass in the past, and I've already seen two amazing shows this year (Reel Big Fish, Dave Matthews Band).
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[26 Aug 2005|11:10am]
BREAKING NEWS:
As of a minute ago, I am going to see Green Day and Jimmy Eat World tonight. 9th row.

I know some of you HAVE to be going, so let me know if you are. Maybe we can hang out or something.
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[24 Aug 2005|09:45pm]
1. When you look at yourself in the mirror, what's the first thing you look at? My face, as I make sure that I don't have a pimple. Which I always do.
2. How much cash do you have on you? A $20 bill, baby. That's the way to live.
3. What's a word that rhymes with "TEST"? Breast
4. Favorite plant? Palm tree. Shut up, I live in Florida.
5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? Jordan.
6. What is your main ring tone on your phone? Vibration.
7. What shirt are you wearing? A plain white t-shirt.
8. Do you "label" yourself? Yes. I'm everything that matters.
9. Name brand of your shoes currently wearing? I'm barefoot. I was wearing Adidas.
10. Bright or Dark Room? Depends.
11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? There's a good chance somebody somewhere took this survey a few seconds ago. But the last person whose I read? Dan Drucker, a revolutionary.
12. Ever told a secret? Of course.
13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Sleeping, for a change.
14. What did your last text message you recieved on your cell phone say? From Polakoff: "Are you home?!"
15. Do you ever click on "Pop Ups" or Banners? No.
16.What's a saying that you say a lot? I don't have a saying. Sayings are for people who can't come up with the right words at that particular moment on a regular basis. Actually, I don't know. Do I have a saying?
17. Who told you they loved you last? My mom.
18. Last furry thing you touched? One of Justine and Danielle's dogs on Friday night.
19. How many hours a week do you work? I go to school. I don't currently have a job. But I work hard every moment of my life.
20. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed? Zero.
21. Favorite age you have been so far? 14. Summer after 8th grade, I was living large. Then freshmen year went on to kick ass.
22. Your worst enemy? Enemies aren't important, so I don't have them.
23. What is your current desk top picture? A Reel Big Fish poster.
24. What was the last thing you said to someone? "Sox and Royals are tied 3-3" to my dad.
25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to erase all of your regrets, what would you choose? A million dollars. We all live with regret, but I'm plenty happy as it is. A million bucks would be a nice bonus to this current happiness that I live.
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[10 Aug 2005|04:06pm]
School thus far:

PRO:
-I'm taking two histories, French III with Mosseri, and band. That's four class where I'm rarely going to have homework. It seems Chem will be that way too.
-I have at least one awesome person in every class (excluding Chemistry).
-My lunch periods are full of awesome people.
-Wind Orchestra this year sounds better than I thought it would.
-I like every single teacher. This is a first.

CONS:
-In this two history classes...even though I have practically no homework, it's a lot of reading. I expected this though.
-Being in school means that I get less sleep. This is the biggest issue, by far.


1. AP English - I find Mrs. Corll to be really amusing. I love English, and I feel as if I can own this class. A very nice way to begin the day.

2. AP American History - Mrs. McKinley is awesome...all of you were right. However, the class itself seems like it's going to be really hard. I'm going to really have to fight to read that textbook.

3. AP European History - I'm not sure on this class yet. Mrs. Linn's good, and the subject matter is interesting, but I just feel like I have the least amount of European knowledge in the class. However, that's the reason I took the class, so I'll feel better about this class as time goes on. The textbook is about 100x more readable than the American one.

4. French III - Most fun class ever. It's Mosseri, and it's 36 kids, and I'm friends with about 25 of them. Need I say more? Every day is going to be a party.

5. Wind Orchestra - It's less rough than I expected. These new members are playing well. My intonation sucked ass on day one, but I've fixed it these past couple of days, and my instrument sounds quite good. Jenkins gave us a few lame pieces, but he's given us a couple of good ones too, such as Crown Imperial and Trittico.

6. Pre-Calculus - This class seems easy. Too easy. It's bound to get harder, but I'm really diggin' this class right now.

7. Chemistry I Honors - See Pre-Calculus.


That's about it. School kicks ass thus far.
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