Archive for May 2008

I Have a Theory

May 31, 2008

So I found a pretty sweet website ( http://ihaveatheory.tumblr.com/ ) that I felt like sharing.

The premise of the website is to have users submit their “theories”. It is important to note that by theory the website is not looking for a scientific statement derived from a set hypotheses, rather it seeks the submission of simple truths that are discovered by people like you and me.

So without further ado, here are some of my theories:

There was/is only one original Mexican band, and they wrote a solid 12 track album. Since then every Mexican band that you will ever hear covers that one original band. This would explain the undeniable similarities that you hear when listening to Mexican music, i.e. the same exact songs with different voices. Don’t believe me? Go to your favorite Mexican restaurant, and then go to their competitor across town. You WILL hear the same music. If there’s only one Mexican restaurant in town, then stop a Latino fellow and ask him to sing for you. Please don’t be shocked when he busts out in one of the 12 songs that exist.

Next theory,..

Nothing can sap human intelligence like a four-way stop sign. Is it really that hard?? I mean the person who gets there first goes first (pretty simple). HOWEVER, in the rare case that two cars arrive at the same time, the person who is one the right-hand side goes first as a rule of the thumb. All of your driving woes have now been assuaged.

Unfortunately, no one knows these rules. They seem to be one of those esoteric concepts like the meaning of the Rosetta Stone. You should send me a dollar for sharing that secret knowledge with you.

I shall add some more theories in the future.. as for now, it’s time to tie up some loose ends.

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Why? Or I guess I should ask how?

May 23, 2008

I watched this video last night, and to be honest, it is quite disturbing. Taking a conservative political stance, it is rather disheartening to see that John McCain convinced the GOP that he was the best candidate.

In posting this video, I realize that all politicians lie (quite a bit actually); however, most of them are rather good at it and are keenly aware of the fact that they are lying when they do it. John McCain, on the other hand, is just a moron.

After watching this, it absolutely befuddles me that John McCain won the nomination.
Ron Paul 08′ <– For Joel
Update: I just realized that this post is quite similar to Joel’s for the day.. this is merely a coincidence.
Update II: Brandon Lowry has also posted this video on his blog–http://mrgoodmorning.wordpress.com/
I’m glad that someone else is trying to spread the word too…

Seating Arrangement.. and stereotypes.

May 22, 2008

So, I came across this picture on the internet, and I feel that it does a pretty good job of summarizing some of the stereotypes that truly exist in the college atmosphere.

Along with this, I think a list should be created that depicts the type of students that lurk in college classrooms across America.

For example:

Those of us who are privileged enough to attend a regional campus have all encountered..

The Mom: She’s coming back to college to do the kids proud, and in the process, annoy just about everyone on campus.

I have created a very crude (and by crude I mean simple, not brash or rude) flow chart to help you identify the college mom.

In addition to these questions, one could also add the following:

Does she constantly talk about her kids?
Does she consistently look lost?
Does she treat people in her group like kids?

I think you get the drift…

There will be more to come.. such as “The Guy who always answers the questions, ” “The Guy who always asks the stupid questions,” “The Heavy Breather,” “The Whiner,” “The Person who always gives the wrong answer”.. and the list goes on.

Stay tuned!

How hard is it.. seriously??

May 21, 2008

This is something that has absolutely disgusted me for sometime now. So, if you’re a little faint of heart, you may not want to read this post. Also, this doesn’t exactly apply to girls (at least as far as I know.. I haven’t exactly frequented very many women’s restrooms).

Ok, now that you have determined that you’re going to keep reading because you’re hardcore like me, let’s get to this issue.

Flush Me!

How hard is it to flush this?? I mean the one pictured above is a little different than most, but I’m pretty sure that if you can add three digit numbers, you can figure it out. In case someone who is reading this doesn’t know how to flush, it’s really simple–depress the lever until the water comes down.

It seems to me that the people of IUK and other random establishments have a hard time grasping (get it, haha…wow I’m lame) this concept. Nearly every single time that I walk into a restroom there is inevitably going to be someone else’s lemonade sitting there. It really wouldn’t bother me if it wasn’t so gross..

And please don’t tell me, “I don’t flush because the handle is dirty.. wah wah.” You should be washing your hands afterwards anyways, you dirt… which leads me to my next point–WASH YOUR HANDS!!! You’re the reason for the bird flu, sir.

Conversion

May 19, 2008

Feeling peer pressure, I have decided to conform to the social norm of using WordPress.

I must say that blogger.com exhibits better design and is a little more functional than WordPress; however, WordPress possesses more features.

Bottom Line: The counter-intuitive features of WordPress can be overcome with usage, where as the shear absence of such with blogger can never be compensated for. That’s right, I just ended a sentence with a preposition; what cha’ going to do??

P.S. I’m rather embarrassed that my first post is a meager comparison of two blogging websites. Hopefully things will improve.