Archive for March, 2008

31
Mar
08

Name That Quote: Star Wars Episode 4

 

I am gonna give you some quotes from A New Hope and you tell me who said them.  (No, Prob for a fellow SW geek like me!)

  1. Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.
  2. You worry about those fighters, I’ll worry about the tower!
  3. We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.
  4. What an incredible smell you’ve discovered!
  5. We, uh, ran into some old friends.
  6. Listen, I don’t know who you are, or where you came from, but from now on, you do as I tell you. Okay?
  7. Who is the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?
  8. If there’s a bright center of the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from
  9. Boring conversation anyway
  10. Oh, he’s not dead…not yet.
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30
Mar
08

Ode to Leonard Nimoy

This is a clip from Freakazoid!.  It is Fanboy’s poem about getting Leonard Nimoy’s autograph.

29
Mar
08

Brawl Screenshots with Snazzy Captions

Ok, here are some screenshots I took.  I have added some captions.  (click on it to make it bigger, duh!)

EggsGiant FaceShroom

I did not take this screenshot, (don’t know who did) but I wrote the caption.

GigaSnack

27
Mar
08

Athletes, Not Heroes (Revised Edition)

[Ok, some of you did not respond so well to the last version.  I am not taking it down, but I have written a revised version.  For those of you who do not know, I am the editor of my school paper.  I had been planning on putting “Athletes, Not Heroes” in the school paper.  I however, am now changing the article so that it would be less offencive.  I am doing this for two reasons.  1) This new article is more neautral and I think that I get the point across clearer.  2) I don’t wanna get beat up!  I am also closing comments for the original post. If you have something to say, say it here.]

So, what do teachers, garbage men, and plumbers have in common?  Give up?  They are all needed for our society to function properly.  Think about it!  Without teachers, nobody would be educated.  That may not sound too important now, but just try to imagine life without being able to read.  (It would make text-messaging kind of hard!)  Without garbage men, what would we do with our trash?  Last but not least, imagine a world without plumbers. (Do I really need to go into anymore detail?)

Oh, there is one other thing that they have in common.  They all make less money than professional athletes.  Does this strike anyone but me as odd?  These people work hard to contribute to society and make next to nothing.  Meanwhile, a bunch of self-obsessed steroid addicts make millions for running after a ball like a little dog.  It seems kind of backwards, right?

Sure, athletes help the world in many ways.  They entertain us and, at times, they inspire us, but does that really justify the obscenely large amount of payment they receive?  All of the people listed in the first paragraph are heroes.  Yes, I said heroes!  Anyone who would willingly go into a line of work that involves toilets, garbage, or teenagers deserves a medal.  However athletes, for the most part, are not heroes.  Yet, they get the praise, and treatment, of royalty.  Why is this?

Why is it that athletes tend to dominate every aspect of life?  From the movies to school everything in our society seems to revolve around sports, even Thanksgiving Day is a big day for football!  The worst part is, this obsession with sports only fuels the common belief that brawn rules over brain.  People tend to get into the mindset that you don’t need to be smart in order to succeed; you only need to be stronger than the other guy.  It is this way of thinking that causes people to forget the passion of knowledge that brought our society to where it is today.  Putting athletic programs in schools does nothing but make the situation worse.  Sure, being part of a sports team requires that you keep your grades up, but it does not take much effort to cheat or to memorize the notes instead of learning the subject.  School is a place for education, not athletics.

The bottom line is, our society places way too much emphasis on the importance of athletes.  We need to realize that, although they entertain us, athletes are no better than you or me.  They don’t help the world near as much as the real heroes of our country.  So, you have to ask yourself  “Does it really make sense that people who contribute nothing to our world are rich, yet the people who work had to make civilized life possible get no recognition?”

26
Mar
08

Athletes, Not Heroes

So, what do teachers, garbage men, and plumbers have in common?  Give up?  They are all needed for our society to function properly.  Think about it!  Without teachers, nobody would be educated.  That may not sound too important now, but just try to imagine life without being able to read.  (It would make text-messaging kind of hard!)  Without garbage men, what would we do with our trash?  Lastly there is the plumber.  I don’t even think I need to explain why they are important.Oh, there is one other thing that they have in common!  They all make less money than professional athletes.  Does this strike anyone but me as odd?  These people work hard to contribute to society and make next to nothing.  Meanwhile, a bunch of self-obsessed steroid addicts make millions for running after a ball like a little dog.  It seems kind of backwards, right?

I’m sure some of you are thinking “athletes contribute to society too!”  To that, I say “Bull!”  What do they possibly do that helps to improve the world in any way?  I could only come up with a few reasons but they could easily be discounted.

The 1st way is that they help the economy.  There is a lot of money that goes into these games and a lot of jobs that the games bring in.  However, there is also a lot of illegal betting and violence due to that betting.  So, money wise, the “big game” hurts as much as it helps.

The 2nd way I could find is that they give back to the community.  I admit, some athletes do give large donations to charitable causes.  All famous people do.  It helps their image.  So what if an athlete gave a million dollars to fight cancer!  He is worth 50 million!  It is not like it made a big dent in his bank account.

The 3rd way athletes may contribute is that kids look up to them.  Which can be a good thing, until the athlete starts getting arrested or starts taking steroids?  Also, of all the people we want our children to look up to, is athletes really one of them?  Why would you want a child to be an athlete when he (or she) could grow up to make the world a better place?  Wouldn’t it be better for the child to want to be an astronaut, doctor or scientist?

The final way that I could think of is Athletic scholarships.  I have always thought that the entire concept of an athletic scholarship makes no sense.  College is a place built upon academics, not athletics.  So, the fact that colleges, or even highschools, have athletic programs does not even make sense.  (Much less, the idea of giving free rides into college for playing sports.)

Basically, athletes make no real contribution to society.  So, why is our country so obsessed with them?  I think that it all goes back to primitive times, thousands of years ago, when man had to be strong to live, the time when men had to hunt with spears or arrows in order to eat.  Shouldn’t we have been able to let go of those primal instincts by now?  Does it really make sense that people who contribute nothing to our world are rich, yet the people who work had to make civilized life possible get no recognition?

What do you think?  Tell me about it!

25
Mar
08

Which Brawl Character?

Ok, so I was on this forum when a guy named Anti asked “If you could let any character(s) from SSBB move in with you, who would it(they) be and why?”

So what would you say?

Tell me about it!

23
Mar
08

5 Random Quotes for Easter (’08)

HAPPY EASTER!

5.  The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.  ~Robert Flatt

4.  Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.  ~Charles M. Crowe

3.  Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.  ~Martin Luther

2.  The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.  ~Carl Knudsen

1.  Celestial spirit that doth roll
The heart’s sepulchral stone away,
Be this our resurrection day,
The singing Easter of the soul –
O gentle Master of the Wise,
Teach us to say: “I will arise.”  ~Richard Le Gallienne




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