March 1st, 2001

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Around 11:00 am this morn, Seattle had a 6.8 R earth-quake. Projectx is in Seattle... I wonder if she will try to call me tonight. I hope she has power and phone use.
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First of tonight's rants...

Since when did the lack of pigment in my skin constitute that I am superior to those that do?
I am white... I mean white white... half German, half Norwegian... nothing else. And I am actually proud of my ancestry. Yes, I have had quite a few good breaks while growing up... a computer since I was 9 years old (in 1977), both parents who were English majors when they were in college. A rather liberal family that taught that there isn't right and wrong, just different. For those who know me, it is very obvious that I am not racist. So how come I wear a t-shirt that has a logo of a band that some people think neo-nazis listen to, and I am suddenly branded this. The symbol is for Einstrzende Neubauten, a German Industrial band. How they came up with neo-nazi from a band's logo... I have no idea.
Yes, there are some differences between white people and black people and brown people and yellow people. But those differences can actually be quite amazing. There are so many other interesting cultures to expore and study and just plain admire. I don't have to believe everything or like everything that another "race" does to like it or find it interesting... In fact, there's the possibility that there's a culture out there from a "different race" that I wouldn't like anything... but it would still be interesting to learn where a people came from and know why they do the things they do.
I am also not trying to put down people who are racists, either. That, in itself, is its own culture. Those people really do have the right to believe what they want to believe. It is not the path that I want to follow, however.
I don't think the KKK would take me anyhow... I'm not rednecked or stupid enough for them, and I've been intimate with women who were not white. I think they would consider me tainted or something.
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Something I just ran across

Interpretations of nature from junior high, high school, and college test papers and essays submitted to science and health teachers (spelling errors preserved)....

"When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire."

"H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water"

"To collect fumes of sulphur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube"

"When you smell an oderless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide"

"Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water."

"Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars."

"Blood flows down one leg and up the other."

"Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then expectoration."

"The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader."

"Artifical insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow instead of the bull."

"Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire."

"A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold."

"Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas."

"The body consists of three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowls, of which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u."

"The pistol of a flower is its only protections agenst insects."

"The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana."

"The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have ben taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is something to hitch meat to."

"A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two molars, and eight cuspidors."

"The tides are a fight between the Earth and moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight."

"A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is."

"Germinate: To become a naturalized German."

"Liter: A nest of young puppies."

"Magnet: Something you find crawling all over a dead cat."

"Momentum: What you give a person when they are going away."

"Planet: A body of Earth surrounded by sky."

"Rhubarb: A kind of celery gone bloodshot."

"Vacumm: A large, empty space where the pope lives."

"Before giving a blood transfusion, find out if the blood is affirmative or negative."

"To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose."

"For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower then the body until the heart stops."

"For drowning: Climb on top of the person and move up and down to make artifical perspiration."

"For fainting: Rub the person's chest or, if a lady, rub her arm above the hand instead. Or put the head between the knees of the nearest medical doctor."

"For dog bite: put the dog away for sevral days. If he has not recovered, then kill it."

"For asphyxiation: Apply artificial respiration until the patient is dead."

"For head cold: use an agonizer to spray the nose untill it drops in your throat."

"To keep milk from turning sour: Keep it in the cow."
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Temptation Island

After watching the Final Episode of TI tonight, I have come to the conclusion that all involved are actually actors and actresses, and everything is/was scripted.
True, a lot more thought went into TI than into Survivor, and it is possible that they could have found four completely different couples who would all behave differently in different situations and circumstances... but they ALL seemed to know exactly what to say, and when to say it.
And take the camera angles-- there were a few that the camera people couldn't have been in a more perfect position to catch that all-telling facial expresion that some of these people made. And look how often it happened. Yes, with the number of camera operators they had, they were bound to get a few really good shots at just the right time...but if you look through the entire show... it happened far too many times.
Over-all... I liked the show, even though I have my suspicions. I just think that Mandy going back to her bf was silly... she could have better...
take me for example ;)
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