Ex Bibliotheca

The life and times of Zack Weinberg.

Friday, 4 October 2002

# 7:20 AM


Couple weeks back I got a notice instructing me to report for jury duty. "Call this number after five PM the day before for instructions." So I call, and the tape recording says we don't need anyone in the morning, call back tomorrow to see if we need you in the afternoon. I call back in the morning — thanks, we don't need you this afternoon either, you're done.


Driving home from the grocery store yesterday at twilight, as I pulled into my parking space, I saw a pair of raccoons on top of the adjacent wall. They looked at me for awhile, then startled and ran away when I opened the car door.

invader zim

Invader Zim is a fine work of animated cartoon fiction from the twisted mind of Jhonen Vasquez. It ran for two seasons on the Nickelodeon network, but seems to have been cancelled now. Some of my friends have been raving about it; I just now got to see the first few episodes. I like it — particularly Gaz — however, it disappointingly suffers from History Eraser Syndrome, that is, each episode has no connection whatsoever to the previous. For instance, the "Walk of Doom" episode ends with Zim and Gir lost in the barrio, with no obvious way to get home; the following episode begins with them at home, just fine. Grrr.