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Wiseacre
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I like things that go boom.

This makes me happy: Guns and Explosions

You're welcome.
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Posted on: Jul 18 2008, 05:19 PM


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laugh.gif makes me laugh every time. I wonder how long that poor kid had to wait.
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Posted on: Jul 17 2008, 07:16 PM


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSPvQ2Kb484

That had to hurt. Iím still laughing at the last line ďsorry about grabbing my ballsĒ. I would expect that from a cable dude. Why are directv dudes so clean cut and cable dudes always look like plumbers?
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Posted on: Feb 10 2008, 12:45 AM


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love the new series Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann - has anyone else been watching it? So fun! The costumes and choreography are great and I love Carrie Ann I think she's a great TV personality and it's about time she got her own show. I even joined the fan club, hoping to win tix to the final taping!
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Posted on: Nov 27 2007, 08:10 PM


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QUOTE (selina @ Nov 13 2007, 04:59 PM) *
about the power shifting to the east, there is certainly that possibility in the near future and well, im happy for it since im asian (chinese actually) and its quite a natural tendency for me to be a bit eastern-biased. lol. also,i find the world to be very west-centered. Most ideas were built from the western philosophy and ideals and while i do not, in any way, disapprove of it (im very western for a native asian, and i like western culture better), I just think its time for the east to experience some form of dominance in the course of world history.


I wonder if this new age of globalization will erase the boundaries between east and west? I agree that ideas and philosophy of western culture are what run the world now, in fact, those of us born in the west are for the most part completely unaware that our philosophies and ideas are based on anything, we just have them as so. This is how it is. We are ignorant of our own makeup and history (back to Outsourced, this is one of the main tenets of the movie, that the Westerners are not aware that their way of doing things is Western, yet the Easterners are very aware of their culture, history, and placement within the global idea system). I also see people from the east adopting Western ways of being, and people from the west reaching out for zen, Buddhism, feng-shui... so I think eventually we will recreate the dynamic of ideas to something a little less polar, or at least I hope so.
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Posted on: Nov 1 2007, 05:39 PM


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QUOTE (Witless @ Oct 29 2007, 11:22 AM) *
Many people (myself included) believe that world power will eventually shift east. It will be interesting to see what happens here in the west after that. Newer technologies will be far more affordable to them than us then. Plus they'll be able to afford to be more environmentally friendly with all the money to put themselves in a position to be more 'green' as people seem to call it now (being green costs a lot of money in research and the switch over). Wonder if we'll be so eager for richer countries to not buy from the not so rich to help keep them float when the rich countries are the not us and the not so rich are us.


I agree that power will shift east, but for sort of racist reasons. I think that the Christian world forced all of their talent and intellect into the clergy where they couldn't breed for 1500 years, and that in the modern age of technology selecting for brawn doesn't make sense anymore, so there's no doubt that the Western world will fold against a well rounded people that bred for a different type of smarts. Let's just hope that breeding catches up with culture. smile.gif I'd be interested in what you thought of the movie "Outsourced" since you have so much to say about outsourcing.
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Posted on: Oct 28 2007, 11:51 PM


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I liked the movie Outsourced (anyone seen it?) a lot. I saw it again last week and though it's a comedy it has message, it's about cultural understanding and communication more than it is about outsourcing, but the movie has made me think about outsourcing a lot. In general, I am a libertarian and I don't believe that borders should stop the free flow of money. On the other hand - I don' t feel that way about agriculture at all, all food should be grown locally, and I think there are limits to our human biology that the market cannot accomodate for. What are your thoughts and opinions on the matter? How do you feel about US and UK labor being outsourced to other countries?
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Posted on: Oct 25 2007, 08:07 PM


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It's coming out on DVD November 1 so that should help because I dunno about the UK but here in the US it was only playing as a limited release. Here's the official website: http://www.outsourcedthemovie.com/home.cfm
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Posted on: Oct 18 2007, 09:52 PM


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Has anyone seen this movie? I'm slowly writing a review for this movie. A Seattle based manager of an order fulfillment dept. for "Western Novelty" (cheap kitschy products, a lot of which are patriotic american) is sent to India to train his replacement and set up the replacement department and teach a bunch of average Hindi's to "act American". He doesn't want to go, but is threatened with the loss of his options and benefits and stuff he's invested into the job. He's resistant to Indian culture, has no sense of himself as an American - and this creates a lot of funny moments, but it's not as stereotypical as you'd think. The movie is a gentle romantic comedy about him discovering that there are some things Indian (including the lovely Ayesha Dharker, who played the evil queen in attack of the clones) worth incorporating into his life. Anyone else seen this?
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Posted on: Oct 16 2007, 06:25 PM


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the dancing was the part that drew me in.... her performance art rendition of Star Wars.... it must have taken... practice.
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Posted on: Oct 16 2007, 06:24 PM


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yeah, I actually think if I had to choose whether to buy my niece a traditional Barbie or a muslim Barbie... I'd choose the muslim one. I wish they made an infinite array of them... then I could teach my niece she can be anything she wants to be.
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Posted on: Oct 16 2007, 02:21 AM


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I've been watching some good independent films lately cuz my buddy works at the art cinema. I liked the movie "Outsourced" (here's the trailer) , I saw it this weekend and it was funny, I thought it had major Hollywood potential and yet also kept the delicate storytelling of an independent movie. The main character reminded me of my very wonder bread ex-boss and I liked watching the way he reacted to India, especially the scene where he fully realizes why Indians eat with their right hand.
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Posted on: Oct 13 2007, 07:53 PM


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Hereís the lovely Stacy Hedgerís rendition of the Star Wars theme on the trumpet, talent show style: http://www.gloob.tv/stupid/oh_no_star_wars...et?article=1976 At least it wasnít the tuba!
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Posted on: Oct 13 2007, 07:51 PM


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There will be other people that you will want to be with, soon enough. It's big of you to not want to resent them. Focus on your other friends!
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Posted on: Oct 13 2007, 07:49 PM


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Here she is: http://www.gloob.tv/news/muslim_barbie_hit...ia?article=1976
Yeah, you can make any kind of Barbie though, muslim baby bratz, now thereís a challenge.
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Posted on: Oct 13 2007, 07:48 PM


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Iíve been watching a lot of old reruns lately, love the 80ís TV, I'm hooked on two episodes of Wonder Years every night. I didnít have a TV at that time, so itís weirdly nostalgic yet I donít really know any of the episodes. Thought this was a funny clip, itís The Wonder Years without the voice over: http://gloob.tv/tv/wonder_years_silenced?article=1976 It makes me realize how difficult it must have been to get the timing right on the editing and shooting!
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Posted on: Jul 11 2007, 10:56 PM


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The Incredible Hulk (the live action show). I remember that from when I was a kid.
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Posted on: Jul 11 2007, 10:54 PM


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Heh, speaking of Otto: http://www.wehatetrendystuff.com/ seeing them everywhere now. Laughed at that one though.
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Posted on: Jun 20 2007, 10:12 PM


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Yeah, I was an early developer too. I was a total tomboy until I was 18 so didn't dig the boob thing either - I even bound them at one point. But, now that I'm older it's cool, they're part of me, like any other part of me. I think once the body calms down and stops changing so much it becomes easier to like all parts of yourself.
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Posted on: Jun 20 2007, 10:10 PM


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My pick is Storm Hawks, a show that just started this month on Cartoon Network. I think because the characters are so well developed it would really lend itself way to a feature length movie. It sort of reminds me of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Posted on: May 18 2007, 06:03 PM


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QUOTE (Daria @ May 18 2007, 05:14 PM) *
I heard a bassline at the start of Accidents Waiting To Happen by 12 Rods, that I had never heard before.


Oooh, you've inspired me. I think my roommate has that. Gonna give it a whirl. Yeah, I also noticed that every time I get a new pair of headphones I hear new things. Though the last two I got were both the same brand (OTTO) so not quite as much. I think that the speakers in headphones actually wear out pretty quickly, but that people get attached to their set and use them long after the sound quality has degraded.
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Posted on: May 17 2007, 06:23 PM


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I motivate by a reward system. Set a goal for yourself - if you complete a number of words give yourself something that you enjoy, greatly. I always have a system of these, things that I usually don't allow myself in return for getting work done. If you're honest with yourself it can really work. The classic example is the diet (I'm against diets, this is an example) where for each 10 pounds you lose you get yourself a new pair of clothing/shoes or a night out or a piece of chocolate cake (with the last being the highest scaled reward because it would detract from the work you've done). Anyway...

Unfortuantely for me when the creative process is involved I can't motivate myself because the flow either flows or it doesn't. So on projects where there is any degree of creativity involved I can't really work on a schedule. Though I do know things that help keep the flow flowing, eating well, exercising, sleeping at the same time for 8 hours a night, massage, yoga... I still can't control it.
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Posted on: May 17 2007, 06:18 PM


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You ever hear something you've listened to a bunch with headphones and then hear totally new things in the music? Just happened to me with a Pharoah Sanders album. I just got a new pair of headphones (sweet: OTTO) and they have the best sound quality I've ever heard. Yay. I like the company a lot, they also sent me a discount code (FREESHIP) for 10% off on their bluetooth car kit or their integrated headset and mp3 player if anyone wants to use that. So what music has this happened to you with? I wish I could put into words exactly what it was I heard, but since it was acoustic and I have no idea what those instruments are I don't know how to describe the sound.
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Posted on: Apr 21 2007, 08:56 PM


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Anyone heard of a CD called "Wild Animus - The Ram"? I read the book "Wild Animus" and thought it was pretty interesting - about a transformative psychedelic journey to Alaska, and figured that the music might also be interesting. Found it here: www.wildanimus.com and listened to some samples. I think I'm going to order it, I'm into the wilderness theme and storytelling as an inspiration for a return to an instinctual, tribal existence. I love the contrast between the folksy music and the biting, sometimes dark lyrics. Does anyone have this? Reviews?
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Posted on: Apr 21 2007, 08:53 PM


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Where am I bound off of "The Ram" by Rich Shapero - very haunting and nature-inspired, beautiful storytelling.
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