Sunday, April 30, 2006
i thought about swiping it [with credit, of course] and showing it here, but i figured someone out there wouldn't think it to be funny.
Had a hard day? Kelly’s Revenge is perfect at the end of a long day.honestly, the wine wasn't all that good, but how was i to pass that up?
This great new range of Australian wines is packed full of fruit flavours and finished off with a hint of attitude. Kick back, relax, forget about the pressures and take revenge with Kelly.
It’s all about you now. Are you up for it?
Saturday, April 29, 2006
The Multiple Intelligences Test reveals that i am smartest when it comes to visual/spatial intelligence.
Others may take their environments for granted but not you. Because of your visual/spatial intelligence you really see the world around you. This strength often helps you better appreciate the beauty and detail in everyday things. From shapes in nature to the structure of a fine automobile, a countless variety of things hold your interest.
Having this particular kind of heightened awareness can allow you to form accurate mental images of existing places and objects. In extreme cases, one might call this strength a photographic memory. Being visually/spatially intelligent also means that you likely have a vivid imagination that can be put to use in a variety of creative or professional endeavors.
The True Talent test says that my true talent is numerical ability.
You're great with numbers, whether you enjoy math or not. Your results show that you're not only good at calculations, you are much better than most people at understanding how to use numbers to your advantage.
How do we know that's your true talent? While you were taking the test, we calculated your responses to each test question and rated your skills in 5 areas. You scored highest on numerical ability.
People like you manage their personal finances with ease. In the work world, your numeric skill can help you in a variety of ways. Because so many other people have trouble understanding numbers and figures, you really have an opportunity to shine and use this talent to your advantage.
gillian anderson splits with hubby.
by now everyone has heard that angeline jolie has topped the most beautiful people list. but did you know that kirstie alley made it on, too? remember, i told you she was looking good. let us also not forget to point out that julia's on the list as well. george clooney and matthew mcconaughey also made it. and did anyone notice that this year's list is of 100? wasn't it always 50 people?
police will not penalize people for possessing up to '5 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of opium, 25 milligrams of heroin or 500 milligrams of cocaine. People caught with larger quantities of drugs will be treated as narcotics dealers and face increased jail terms under the plan.'
i see some problems here (half a gram of cocaine and less than a quarter ounce of marijuana as the limit on personal use, everyone else is considered a drug dealer and will be penalized harshly) but it's a start. the US should follow suit. i say this, not to condone drug use, but because we should treat drug abuse and addiction as a health problem and save our prison space for those who really need it.
Labels: crime and social justice
if you are one of those creative people, go ahead and give your answer. he's already received a few submissions and they are worth checking out. for instance:
Q: "How many sociologists does it take to change a light bulb?" A: "Our purposes are (1) to describe the state of the light bulb, (2) to explain how the light bulb came to be that way (e.g., 'burned out'), and (3) to provide some insight into how the light bulb might respond to different interventions. As scientists, it is not our purpose to "change" the light bulb.
Friday, April 28, 2006
'Two armed robbers allegedly got out of the car and demanded the group's belongings. One woman handed over $400 from her pockets and the other gave up her purse with 200 euros, $100, her passport, plane tickets and a cell phone. Copperfield refused to empty his pockets, the report said.
Copperfield says he turned his pockets inside out to reveal nothing in them, even though he was carrying his passport, wallet and cell phone.'
Thursday, April 27, 2006
"2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) Stanley Kubrick
"Alien" (1979) Ridley Scott
"Bambi" (1942) Disney
"Carrie" (1975) Brian DePalma
"A Clockwork Orange" (1971) Stanley Kubrick
"Do the Right Thing" (1989) Spike Lee
"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) Steven Spielberg
"The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) Irvin Kershner
"The Exorcist" (1973) William Friedkin
"Fargo" (1995) Joel & Ethan Coen
"Fight Club" (1999) David Fincher
"The Godfather," "The Godfather, Part II" (1972, 1974) Francis Ford Coppola
"The Graduate" (1967) Mike Nichols
"Halloween" (1978) John Carpenter
"It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) Frank Capra
"Jaws" (1975) Steven Spielberg
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975) Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam
"Psycho" (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
"Pulp Fiction" (1994) Quentin Tarantino
"Scarface" (1932) Howard Hawks
"Schindler's List" (1993) Steven Spielberg
"Some Like It Hot" (1959) Billy Wilder
"Taxi Driver" (1976) Martin Scorsese
"West Side Story" (1961) Jerome Robbins/Robert Wise
"The Wizard of Oz" (1939) Victor Fleming
yes, that means i have not Casablanca or Gone With the Wind. i am making it a special point to not see these movies before i die.
Labels: link of the week
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
but i have been looking through billboard's hot 100 lists for the years since 1991. and i have determined that excluding the good music mentioned above, 1995 was a good year for music. i like 88 and 90, too.
i've been in flashback mode for a few hours now.
Gas Sold For 93 Cents In Radio Promotion
perhaps they don't realize that by using newspaper articles dated thursday that i would catch on the fact that they waited until the last minute.
[quiz] What Color Red Are You?: You Are Apple Red
You're never one to take life too seriously, and because of it, you're a ton of fun.
And although you have a great sense of humor, you are never superficial.
Deep and caring, you do like to get to the core of people - to understand them well.
However, any probing you do is light hearted and fun, sometimes causing people to misjudge you.
[quiz] What Time Of Day Are You?: You Are Midnight
You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.
Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.
Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.
You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.
- 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S.this reminds me of a quote from Stalin: 'It's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes.'
- Diebold's new touch screen voting machines have no paper trail of any votes. In other words, there is no way to verify that the data coming out of the machine is the same as what was legitimately put in by voters.
Labels: crime and social justice
Sunday, April 23, 2006
12 years old? he claims he's not a pedophile or anything. maybe he feels he must look that young to still find virgin girls?
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
the students felt that because these women were criminals, then it was okay.
Dr Pepper Company is the oldest major manufacturer of soft drink concentrates and syrups in the United States. It is America's unique flavor and was created, manufactured and sold beginning in 1885 in the Central Texas town of Waco.
this is making me thirsty...
A yellow flower tends to represent joy, friendship, and playfulness.
At times, you are childlike, as a buttercup is.
And at other times, you are fickle, like a dahlia.
And more than you wish, you tend to feel bittersweet, like a marigold.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
this is sad. but what gets me is something that is said later in the article. the mayor has asked the zoo to stop issuing news releases when animals die. he said "these things happen at every zoo."
yes, these things happen and although four or five animals have died in the past few years, the zoo has been determined to be not at fault. i'm okay with that. but i think we should know.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Labels: adorable photo of the day
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Which can be translated to mean, you have high self-esteem and a healthy sense of self worth.i only checked one box on this quiz. if you know me well, it isn't hard to figure out which one.
You believe in yourself, and you know how to be the real you. You love yourself, imperfections and all.
FLEMMING: God doesn't exist any more than the Easter Bunny, they're both--
CARLSON: --Hold on there! That's crazy. I can disprove the existence of the Easter Bunny. You can't disprove the existence of God.
FLEMMING: You can disprove the existence of the Easter Bunny?
CARLSON: Of course.
FLEMMING: Do it.
CARLSON: The Easter Bunny is said to do certain things. We can observe that these things are not happening. Therefore the Easter Bunny does not exist.
FLEMMING: Name one thing God does that I can observe.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Labels: adorable photo of the day
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
i was once sick of the movies-in twos, those that are released around the same time that are almost identical in plot. like twister/tornado, dantes peak/volcano and deep impact/armageddon.
it can hold an adult elephant.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
the paper came out last tuesday and was mysteriously pulled from the 'shelves' soon after. i can't wait for tomorrow's edition to find out the official and unofficial response. thanks to the student who gave me a hard-to-find copy. it's very interesting...
Labels: three things
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Play:: a part
Monstrosity:: awful mess
Saucy:: and spicy
Labels: free association
Friday, April 07, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
[quiz] What Color Is Your Lucky Underwear?: Your Lucky Underwear is Blue
You are caring and extroverted. You've made relationships your number one focus, and your lucky blue underwear can bring some balance to them.You thrive in one-on-one situations. You are a good listener and a natural born therapist.
Sometimes you let the concerns of others become too important in your life, leading to stress and worry.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Labels: adorable photo of the day
jeez, is everyone doing this?
using this definition:i could have a habit or hobby that is not constructive (as in to improve or help) but is at the same time the opposite (as in not damaging). and this is not the same as nondestructive. undestructive sounds cooler.
con·struc·tive adj. 1. Serving to improve or advance; helpful.
Monday, April 03, 2006
the chart shows one-word descriptions for george w.
in summary, '48% use a negative word to describe Bush compared with just 28% who use a positive term.' and you can see that the word incompetent has moved up the list, while honest has moved down.
six people described the president as president. that's funny. so is integrity.
[click the chart to read the full report. there's more political goodies inside. from the The Pew Research Center.]
This will happen only twice: On Thursday, June 6th your clock may display something like this: 06:06 06/06/06.
Saturday, April 01, 2006
and now for some random thoughts:
updated to add more thoughts:
He would also conclude that relative to others, your personality today is moderately affected by the events of your childhood. It appears that your biggest unconscious conflict that still afflicts you stems from what Freud defined as the anal stage of development that occurred when you were between a year and a half and three years old. Freud would say that this conflict can manifest in your personality by giving you a tendency to be especially orderly or clean, or "retentive." You may also harbor a strong rebellious streak. This normally happens when parents toilet-train a child on some kind of schedule, rather than at the child's natural pace and the child naturally reacts by struggling for their autonomy and the legitimacy of their needs.
by that logic, my daughter will not have a rebellious streak.
you made it down here?
what? you want a reward?