Friday, December 16, 2005

Daily Show Quote

If the evens of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.
Jon Stewart

I found this rather funny especially now that the Patriot Act is now in the process of being renewed.

Oh yeah... did you hear that the Act to give People of Color the right to vote is back up for renewal. I don't know why they don't just make it a permanent amendment but there it is.

and oh by the way...

yes this is 3 blogs in a row



Thursday, December 15, 2005

Readers Beware!

In the early 1970's, psychologist Roger Bandell gathered a group of avid readers into his San Francisco laboratory. The subjects were varied in age, gender and educational level. The purpose of Bendell's study was to examine brain activity during reading. Their first ten books, lasting over a three month time span, proved that reading does indeed increase brain activity. Bandell, however, was unsatisfied with the results. "It'w one thing to watch the waves of brain activity on an electrograph but when compating Herman Melville's Moby Dick with William Shakespeare's Hamlet... there's absolutely no difference. The electrographs look identical."

Over the years, Bandell not only increased the number of subjects but also sought out a multitude of writers of varying aptitude. In the June 1987 interview of Scientific Validity, Bandell held a gun against his temple and cried, "The goddamned electrographs look the same! What the hell's going on here? Nothing works. Nothing!" Luckily, there were no bullets in the chamber.

In 2002, Bandell suddenly discovered some remarkable improvements upon his research. The electrographs took on a different form from one another. It all had to do with the writing from an undiscovered wanderer, Sazer Lazer. Shortly after his discovery, Bandell suffered from a fatal heart attack.

Over the past six months, several of the more recent subjects have reported that they are suffering from sudden blindness.

-Sazer Lazer


isn't that funny... well ... I have read it three times now so I guess we will see what will happen.

You can find this story and others on my friend's web site

ne way

thought it was funny...


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I am in Utah!!!

Well I am in Utah and am having a good time pretending that I am an adult. I even have a 9-5 job and an apartment that has furniture and food. I still don't have a way to get around other than the generous support of my loving brother James, but other than that I feel responsible.

I always think that it is funny to think about what I find to be responsible and what the culture around me finds to be responsible. I think that it is odd that my views of responsibility are still limited to that mold of 9-5 same old same old lifestyle. People say, especially my Grandfather, that I should be getting ready to settle down, whatever that means. That I should start thinking of raising a family and get a "real" job. I find that funny to think that I have the type of job and lifestyle that alot of people think they wanted when they were my age. I work for a company that I believe in. I travel with that company all over the United states. I am in management. I make enough money to take 3 months off and survive if I so choose without a job.

The crazy thing is that I feel almost excited when I think of settling down and getting a husband and a family and getting a steady job that pays well and buying a house and setting down roots. I wonder if that is what I really want, or if that is just conditioning set in by years of listening to what others think that I should be doing rather than what I want. Would I be settling if I decided to go for a regular job that I didn't travel with or have all of the time off that I have? or am I settling now?

It's a mystery. One that I want to look into more in depth.

Well I will try to Blog a little more often now that I have a desk job and some time on my hands.

mr dlb style