the internal sensor says it’s time to slow down

I don’t know that it had anything to do with my parents’ recent visit, but it looks as though my eye’s gone and exploded again… So, I’m going to bed early tonight.

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  1. kez
    Posted February 22, 2005 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    oh, sweet baby jesus!

    why aren’t you at the emergency room?!?!?

  2. Brian
    Posted February 22, 2005 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Because Mark is a real man!

  3. chris
    Posted February 23, 2005 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Forget the scary eyeball, but the perfect nose I find somehow unfair. I guess the red eyes balance it out.

  4. mark
    Posted February 23, 2005 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    I think I look like a fish in that photo…. I have a sad mouth, like a catfish… As for the doctor, I might go today. Last night my eyeball started to bulge with something like a blister full of blood. Fortunately, it seems to be gone right now. I was worried that it would pop in my sleep.

  5. Posted February 23, 2005 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    I was going to say, “Here’s blood in your eye!” but that bulge sounds just wrong. Well, more wrong than the blood being there in the first place. Ugh. I’m surprised you were able to sleep.

  6. alicia
    Posted February 23, 2005 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Does your eye really look like in the photo? Because your iris looks awfully pale. Kinda Marilyn Mansonish. No offense. I can’t tell if it’s just the contrast of the iris next to the red or if there’s some flash reflecting going on that makes it appear the color of glacial ice.

    I think Linette should get the Keep on Truckin’ logo tattoo. The one with the cartoon guy walking and his forefoot is really large…? Maybe I am blurring two of them. Anyway, no real reason, just that I remember that from my childhood and it always seemed so encouraging.

  7. alicia
    Posted February 23, 2005 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Hey! It’s a Crumb guy! Who knew? (probably everyone but me).

  8. Posted February 23, 2005 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    That just scares the hell out of me – every time I see it…

  9. JF
    Posted February 23, 2005 at 4:46 pm | Permalink


    That looks awful! Are we taking suggestions for tatoos? I have a couple if you would like.


  10. stella
    Posted February 23, 2005 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Having worked with SuzAnne for 5 years i can probably give some decent advice on other aspects of Tattooing such as placement, colour schemes, apppropriate shapes for different body parts etc. feel free to pick my brain if you care to. The art part is up to the beholder I guess.

  11. john galt
    Posted February 23, 2005 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    If I were to get a tatoo (which I won’t because I find them tacky.. but I don’t hold anything against people who have them), it would be a detailed DNA model, that way in 2000 years after mankind has once again descended into the dark ages and they find your corpse, it will be the spark of a new enlightenment (assuming of course you were properly preserved)

  12. Anonymatt
    Posted February 23, 2005 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    I knew when someone mentioned Mark’s “perfect nose” his OCD would compel him to list every flaw he saw in the photo.

  13. mark
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I think that the “Keep on Trucking” guy was appropriated by the Greatful Dead. As that’s the case, I’d have to veto. (I haven’t talked to Linette about it yet, but I’m going to insist upon having veto power.) I like the DNA idea though… I think my suggestion, however, would be to use that image that went into space of the naked man and woman, and the map to earth.

  14. Ken
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    How ’bout a tattoo just like yours and then you can match!

  15. mark
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Believe it or not, there are already people out there with tattoos to match mine… One of them happens, coincidentally, to be our favorite troll, Mike.

  16. Ken
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Man, this is starting to sound like a science fiction story gone awry. Mark, are you Mike? Did you play for the Braves for a bit?

  17. Brad
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Ken-What would you know about the Braves?

  18. Ken
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Brad, I don’t know if it is true or not but John Galt linked to Mike’s stats the other day.

  19. Brad
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Who the hell is John Galt and why the fuck would anyone care about Mike’s “stats”. Then again, where can I find them? This could be fun.

  20. Ken
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Brad, It is all under the Gannon and the Mainstream Press post on this site.

  21. Brad
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    I thought you were referring to the Newton Braves (Mike’s high school football team) and I completely forgot that he played for the Atlanta Braves. Nice bunch of posts though. Thanks.

  22. chris
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    What? They have the same tattoo? Oh, now i get it…”it is a sad and beautiful world my friends”

  23. chris
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Wait, I know I’ve seen the tat before, I think in Crimewave…right? But someone remind me, what is it? Its not a Phish fish tat is it?

  24. Brad
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    I think it is the original Monkey Power Trio symbol

  25. chris
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Then why does Mike have one? Is he in the band?

  26. Ken
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Hey Anonymatt, do you have this tattoo, too? I feel like I just tripped into hole and landed into a Masonic ceremony!

  27. Brad
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    I don’t want to give up anyone’s secrets but I believe Mike is four or, most appropriately, the middle finger. Sorry Mike.

  28. mark
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    First off, Mike IS in the Monkey Power Trio with me. I don’t know how he got in, but somehow he worked his way in like the heartworm virus. I’m not happy about it, but it’s out of my control. (As you may have noticed, he

  29. mark
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Let’s please change the subject. It makes me feel sick to think about the fact that Mike and I have identical tattoos…. Let’s talk some more about Jerod’s plagiarism?

  30. Ken
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    I think this would all make a great Crimewave expos

  31. mark
    Posted February 26, 2005 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    What happens at stays at There is no tie to the real world.

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