Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Frickin' Elephant

Jake is 5 and learning to read. He points at a picture in a zoo book and says, "Look Mama! It's a frickin' Elephant!" Deep breath .. "What did you call it?" "It's a frickin' elephant, Mama! It says so on the picture!" and so it does ...

"A f r i c a n Elephant "

Hooked on phonics strikes again

Saturday, January 26, 2008


OK maybe I'm behind but what a what resource for ads esp. those who pay to advertise on this. There aren't too many ad campaigns I have heard of who support selling via web, I love it! I guess I'm just having a tech evening. A channel that shows and talks about ads all the time, sweet! I love that it's promoted on TV too, it's a fun ad I’m sorry it took me seeing it on VH1 to know about it!

Gimmie One!

So I have to say the Japanese have made me jealous once again with their tech advances, they have created robots who transmit what you say as well as give of your "presence" when speaking. They are the best next things to clones we have found! They can go to meetings for you, and talk to people you dislike, only catch is you have to transmit the information for them. This is where the line between robot and clone become blurred... it may be really creepy but I want one!

Ever Wonder If Our Phones Will Be Too Advanced For Us?

Just a few days ago I had to buy a new phone. I was looking at phones that looked exactly the same just varied in price, when I asked what was really different between the phones I learned about MP3 players and even more advanced MP3 player phones. I really don't spend too much time on my cell but I have to admit I too feel that lost and longing feeling when I forget my phone at home for the evening. Being the first generation of true cell dependents I know the attachment that comes with owning a cell phone. I scares me a little bit that we a leaping so quickly technologically, pretty soon I won’t be able to function without a phone! This video is just a few highlights of the things we will be without when our cells get lost for the weekend.

The Facebook Rap

This is a litle rap my two friends and I came up with a little while ago, it is not meant to offend! I believe if my name was Lil Wyane I would have a hit with this one. More people should rap about facebook it really would be a hit!

Type in yo e-mail,
Let you password roll,
Check out that ho,
You just wanna know mo,

She shake it in yo ass,
all up on yo wall,
you let her see pictures,
buying bling up at the mall

So I see a hot pictir
and I click up on it,
oh oh baby and I’m lovin it
Can not wait to wack it!

You say she a nympho
Naw dawg checked out her info
Looks like she’s a nice gur
I wanna put it in her fo sho

She may not be my frien
But I still check out her info
Now I know where she go
So I gonna poke her fo sho

(Al Thugs)Poke Poke Poke Poke
(Bangin grill)I wanna Smoke smoke smoke smoke smoke

Face book! This be the gospel
Yo wanna live up here?
Gotta get on that face book

(All thugs)Poke poke poke poke
(Banging Grill)Cant wait to type yo name girl
(All thugs)Wanna smoke smoke smoke smoke smoke

Yo say yo fo real?
Gotta get on facebook,
Awww.. You aint got no grill?
Gotta get on facebook…..

Now touch yo self,
Touch yo self bitch,
Look me up on line and touch yo self bitch

My gleamin rims make you wet,
My kicks make you sweat,
Yo boy works at jimmy johns,
I hang out with Sean John

She pess that confirm button,
And then we hooked up,
Cuz girl I don’t care,
Last night you were a slut

Naw dog she was a slut?

Yeeeeeee….She was a slut
I skeezed on her face,
It was the shit,
All thanks to facebook,
I’m elbow deep in her shit.

(Girlz)Dog, yo so fly on facebook,
Come and touch my titties,
I be yo baby mamma,
Let you suck my clitty

(All thugs)Poke poke poke poke
Banging Grill)Fucked you in yo butt girl
(All thugs)Now we smoking coke coke coke coke coke
(Bangin Gill)Thas right, rollin’ in G’s

All hail to the new gospel,
Facebooks the reason,
I roll this high,
This should be a treason

(All thugs)Poke poke poke poke
(Banging Grill)Fucked you in yo butt girl
(All thugs)Now we smoking coke coke coke coke coke
(Bangin Gill)Thas right, rollin’ in G’s

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What Is The World Coming To?

Diet water really? I'm sure someone believes it truly is "diet" wow....


There is a disease called Charles Bonnet Syndrome it causes people (who usually are older and have bad vision) to see things that aren't there. The things they see can stay there for as little as a few seconds or as long as a few hours. People see anything from ordinary objects like bottles to faces or dragons. The images they see are very crisp and detailed. The picture above is what someone with CBS might see. It isn't there it's all an illusion. No one quite knows what causes this rare disease but it has a higher incidence in those who are college educated and generally seen as creative. Who knows maybe that's what the future may hold for least when your vision goes you still have something detailed and interesting to look at!


"Do I feel bad when I hurt someone? Yeah, sometimes. But mostly it's just like… uh… (laughs). I mean, how did you feel the last time you squashed a fly?" –Unnamed rapist/kidnapper

I just read an article about Psychopaths, not just violent ones, the successful ones as well. I really is a very interesting article and there is a link to it below. They are generally characterized as people who have high iq's, lack empathy, are impulsive, and are superficially charming. Not all psychopaths want to cause harm; they just don't mind doing it. I can imagine being a person who just doesn't understand fear or care about anyone. They don’t hold themselves accountable for anything and deflect fault on to others. They are often who you would pick to run of political office, or to manage a company. They are often the most popular member of a social circle with both men and women. Only 20% of a prison is made up of psychopaths and they are seen as failed psychopaths because they failed and got caught. So although you don’t usually think of psychopaths holding 9 to 5 jobs they do, and they often succeed. If you think you or someone you know is a psychopath you can even take a small quiz in the article. So next time you admire someone from afar and are envious of their charm and popularity maybe think twice as having them for your best friend!

Let's Not Put Another Idiot in the White House

"President Bush and his top aides publicly made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001, according to a study released Tuesday by two nonprofit journalism groups" (CNN).

We put this moron in office, he doesn't even know what he is talking about 90% of the time! 935 is a lot of misinformation. People Have died because Bush not knowing what he was doing sent them off to war.
This year we have the chance to pick someone new, hopefully someone who knows what they are doing and actually thinks before making major decisions. Let's pay attention to the candidates, get out and vote, and try to repair the damage done.

Here is the link to the whole story

Better Watch What You Say

I just found out about this little piece of news. Apparently it was snowing and a student phoned the dean of the school on his listed home phone number. His wife was having a bad morning and yelled on the phone, probably the worst move Mrs. Tistadt has made in a long time. Now she is all over the net sounding nasty. Speaking harshly can certainly come back and bite you in the ass, I'm sure she's finding out just how hard! Check out the link above to hear the story and the message.

Poetry in Translation

For a creative writing class I took a while ago we were given an assignment where we looked at a poem in a foreign language and translated it to English. We were to look at the words and white what they reminded us of. The poem did not need to make sense at the end. I found the poem which was written in Italian and re-did the exercise this is what I came up with...

So often each spat not after stress
Sank each then blink under valor angst
Do know it's plots she weighed for mirror sends
Under my bleak mucle all then weighed
And mustn't sense
We do not want mere denotation, good luck at their last.

Think twice, you guest that drowns shed not
My circumstance I've selected their inputs
And guess not gold, under life so ends us!
And dine shunned, club your smarts
The wind splits fresh mitigation, die not her practicality
You ghost under guise, find night not house.

It's actually quite a fun little activity, well worth trying.

Tortilla Deity

This is a photo of a Christmas ornament I aquired right before break. It's Jesus on a tortilla, the night I got it a friend sat on it and it broke a little but I think I like it better that way. "Indeed Jesus appeared to me on a tortilla and I had taken a few bites before I realized he was there" that’s my story and I'm sticking to it. Jesus hangs peacfully on the wall above a small bookshelf reading thats what I will tell my friends. He reads Stienbeck, Shakespeare, Brautigan, Plath, and many recipes from my numerous cookbooks. He is actually quite a literate guy now. It's pretty cool to have Jesus hanging out in your office all day every day. I'm glad he came to visit me on my tortilla; I will be opening the doors to the public soon so they can visit.

Seriously I think Jesus has better things to do than appear on people's dinner!

Another Jan Terri Classic

Jan is at it again and I can't get enough! This time she dances in the video. Enjoy her talent and enthusiam! Plus if you miss Halloween this willl bring you back.

The way Cultures Clash

As I was saying before every culture has it's own standards and practices and there really isn't anyone who should say something is ABSOLUTLY wrong, but this saddens me deeply. It's hard to believe this is the way some people in the world function! I still can't fathom how parents could do something like this to their child. This article shows the difference Americans and some in the Middle East feel about women even those who they have know since birth. It's such a shame that life can be worth so little in some places.

The Dictonary Game

This is a little game my mother and I used to play when I was younger, it's best to do it with others but doing it alone can work as well just don't peek. You get a dictionary and find words you don't know you make up a meaning for the word and then look at what it means in reality. The larger the dictionary the more options. I am not going to read the meaning until I am done if anyone wants to know what says have fun with your dictionary!

shtick- To tell it like it is even though it may be offensive
nihon- The newest type of Japanese hatchback
squamous- To spend too much money in one afternoon
scupper- A large sea creature who feeds on the bottom of the ocean
palfrey-Feeling disregarded
kirbati-A type of small fairy who causes mischief
brunei- A hat with a rounded top

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wow Maybe Miss Teen South Catolina was Right, US Americans DO Need Maps

It is amazing to know this is what the average American walking around on the street thinks, it's also embarrassing for the rest of us!

The Joy of Cooking

I love to cook I have for as long as I can remember. I made dinner for a few of my friends the other night, while we were eating one of my friends asked me why I like to cook. She does not cook at all the most she ever does in the kitchen is boil water, she seemed genuinely confused why I had spent several hours of time making a meal on a Tuesday night. It took me a while to come up with a good answer for her other than I just enjoy it. I realized I like to cook because it calms me, I have produced something in the end, it's experimental you will never have the exact same thing again. Cooking allows me to leave my head and think about flavors, to focus on chopping, and forces me to time things just right so everything is done at the same time. I suppose just like any hobby it isn't for everyone, but I was surprised when she seemed so confused. Playing with flavor, texture, and color allows me to be creative. Coking is a way of expressing myself without trying too hard, it just comes to me. Maybe next time I need to come up with a good idea I will try to cook, who knows maybe something will develop from it.

Philosophical Questions

Earlier this evening I took a little quiz called the philosophical health check, it showed some interesting results. The test asks moral and philosophical questions and then examines where your opinions are contradictory. The questions are in random order and you are to answer quickly with agree or disagree. I found that I agreed with two questions which don't match up. The first was "There are no objective moral standards; moral judgments are merely an expression of the values of particular cultures." As to my reasoning for agreeing I believe that you learn what is right and wrong from those around you, if you are told your whole life something is correct you get used to it and accept it. From culture to culture there are different rules and way of doing things this does not make one way anymore correct than the other. The only things we don't learn through culture are thinks of nature like being hungry, needing sleep, fight or flight responses and so on. The other question I agreed with was "Acts of genocide stand as a testament to man's ability to do great evil." This belief is supposed is something I developed culturally, but at the same time I think it's a natural question too. Killing mass numbers of human beings is something instinctively you know not to do and nature doesn't support. Genocide occurs when someone cannot allow others to live a way different from themselves.
The problem with agreeing with both of these statements is there is technically no evil only learned ways and opinions. It is strange how you can believe two things although they don't actually fit together. My opinion of genocide being evil is something that has been taught to me by culture, so how can I say another culture is wrong or evil when I accept right and wrong are not clearly defined by the universe? Just some food for thought.

I am not sure what these little creatures are, baby monkey's I think, all I know is if they sold them at a pet store I would probably want to get one. Great picture though I'm sure you could sell something with these little guys.

Some People Should NOT be Allowed to Have Kids

The world is full of people who are too dim or neglectful to be allowed children. The media is full of pictures of Britney Spears these days who is constantly doing dangerous stuff with her kids and then missing her court dates. Britney is not alone in being a bad parent there are many other children who are born to terrible parents. The link provided will take you to a news story of a couple in Indiana who gave their 11 month baby alcohol. Things like this are disgusting and should not happen. I was there was some sort of interview process that happened before you were allowed to have children. Some system which weeded out people like this,unfortunately it is all too simple to get pregnant.

Pick Your Prez

It's a sad day in age when people no longer pay enough attention to what candidates stand for and the changes they purpose to make. For those of you who don't pay attention this little quiz may prove helpful. The quiz asks a few questions about what should be done about hot topics like the war and medical issues, it then matches you with your top three candidates. Have fun it's good to know what's going on around you.

On Opinions

" I have opinions of my own--strong opinions-- but I don't always agree with them."
-George W. Bush

This quote is an interesting thing to ponder... was it out of stupidity or did he actually mean this whole-heartedly? Having an opinion is something you believe and agree with generally speaking, yet Bush might be on to something. In this day in age where being p.c. is so important some of the things we believe may go against what we believe we should or shouldn't because of others. I think it's important we all embrace and believe the opinions we hold, not change or mask them for public consumption.

Might as well go for it

This video is of a little known artist from Chicago, Jan Terri. Jan is actually a limo driver but decided to put herself out there and perform. It is actually quite an interesting music video, well worth watching. If Jan can put herself on the internet without fear I suppose I can too. You go girl.