Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
The thing is, this Hammer-Bot is pretty much just a giant metal pussy. When he approaches my enemies he just yells out "DANGER! DANGER!" and kind of flails his arms around randomly. What a dumb Hammer-Bot. It's quite ridiculous, isn't it? Who wants a Hammer-Bot that let's my enemies know it's coming and then can't even swing its hammer in a controlled, accurate way? Maybe I'll teach it to serve me tea...
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Inside, it said, was trapped a boy.
I grabbed a knife and carved away,
Until a soapy youth remained.
He opened his eyes,
And started to cry,
So I threw him into a river.
There's my poem for this year, a couple days before poetry month. Hope you enjoyed.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
We all know how long rechargeable batteries actually last. You might as well just buy a cheaper, non-(Cr)Apple new phone with the same capabilities every year. They are out there, and it would still be cheaper and make you feel less of an idiot.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Vanderbilt's mascot, "Mr. C," is named for Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who founded Vanderbilt University in 1873.
So their mascot is Cornelius Vanderbilt? Really? That's the best they could do? Their founder is their mascot. That's just really lazy. That's a mascot that will strike fear in who? 19th century railroad laborers? Oh no! It's Cornelius Vanderbilt! Run away! He's old and rich and dead for about 130 years! I'm scared, hold me! And it's not even like it is a good mascot for the kiddies. A 200 year old robber-baron isn't exactly cuddly and fun. In other words Vanderbilt's mascot is lame and I hate it, therefore they will lose to Siena on Friday night.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
1. Film! I have over 100 movies in my Netflix queue to watch. This takes up a good portion of my free time.
2. Writing! Not only blogging (which really doesn't take up too much of my time since I just write whatever I'm thinking at the moment) but I have 4 or 5 short film scripts that I have various portions done on, or that are just an idea ready to be written. Now, these films will never be made, but it still keeps me entertained.
3. Sketching! I like to draw butterflies...
4. Guitaring! Yeah, I don't practice nearly as much as I should and therefor I really suck, but I have been practicing a couple hours a week, lately. I still suck, though. I'm about at the playing level of a deaf guy with no fingers.
5. Reading! I have a bunch of books sitting around that I have yet to read, and I just bought a couple more.
6. Sports! The NCAA tournament will consume my life in the coming weeks.
7. Politics! My campaign for Mayor of Funkyville is coming along nicely and my campaign advisor, B.F. Politician, tells me I am closing the gap in votes between myself and that damn talking hamster that lives under my bed.
8. Eating! The ideas for competitions keep on coming. Be on the lookout for a live stream of "The Ballpark Challenge" on this blog in the near future.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Battles over science in general, and evolution in particular, tend not to reflect concerns about science, but about society more generally. Ever since Darwin there has been a small corps of people interested in attacking evolution, but noteworthy public crusades arise only periodically. They erupt most intensely at times when the culture is changing in ways that many find confusing and disconcerting — the Roaring '20s, the 1960s and today. Scientists must continue to carry out their educational mission, but evolution will disappear from the headlines only when the whole constellation of social issues that animate the religious right recedes from public concern.
Second, the panelists tiptoed around the fact that scientific discovery can genuinely undermine religious beliefs. The focus of the panel was on teaching evolution, but discoveries in genetics and neuroscience are likely to be far more problematic in the long run. The two fields are verging on drawing the ultimate materialist picture of human nature — humans as nothing more than proteins and electrical impulses, all machine and no ghost, to play off Descartes' formulation. This view will challenge not only fundamentalist views about the soul, but more widely held notions about what it means to be a person. That will further complicate age-old questions about the nature of individual responsibility and morality.
Responding to these issues will be difficult for scientists and non-scientists alike. New discoveries about the human genome and neuroscience will no doubt be clearly linked to potential medical advances, but they may also raise new questions about what kinds of interventions are appropriate. The conundrums may leave even atheists longing for some theological guidance on how to decide what is moral. And wandering about this uncharted territory may make the well-rehearsed battles over evolution seem like the good old days.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I should elaborate. I of course would be looking to get a tattoo that is completely ridiculous in some way, or totally inappropriate. For example, maybe I'd get a butterfly wearing sunglasses, holding a bible and sodomizing the pope. Hmmmmm, that's not a bad idea...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Donnie Darko: This film started out good, and got better as the film went on. I loved the idea of a troubled teen seeing a giant disturbing rabbit that tells him to do crazy shit. It had so much potential if it just followed this story line. But noooooo, it has to get all confused with itself by introducing time rifts and time travel that makes no fucking sense. It absolutely drove me nuts.
I am Legend/The Omega Man: I put both of these together because they were based on a great book, but both of them completely got away from what made the book great, and just dumbed it down into lame action flicks. Read the book, then you'll know what I'm talking about.
The Science of Sleep: Now, I have a hard time putting this movie on here, because I genuinely liked it. The idea of a guy who has a difficult time differentiating between what he dreams and reality is done beautifully, but I feel like it was holding back a bit. It is still a great movie, though.
Spider-Man 3: This could have been the best of the all the Spider-Man films. It's fucking Venom, dammit! But nooo, they had to go and throw in like 50 villains, too. This movie was almost unwatchable and made me so very angry.
Sunshine: Let me start this off by saying that I love Danny Boyle. He is a great director and I very much look forward to all of his work, but this film was pretty much a throw away. Now, I have to admit that this was a beautiful looking movie, but it was full of lame Hollywood cliches. My main problem is the near superhuman badguy popping up out of nowhere at inopportune times to artificially move the plot. This could have been a great movie without the villain. The suspense was there even before he was introduced, and was much more genuine.