Saturday, July 06, 2002

PLOT HOLES AREN'T ALL THAT'S AGAINST MR. Upon typing that last entry, I've realized that neuroin has got to be the lamest possible name for a futuristic drug that can possibly be produced. For those of you who have no clue as to what I'm talking about, neuroin is a drug in the futuristic thriller, Minority Report. Since explaining it's role may or may not spoil some of the story (it's hard to tell that something isn't obvious after you've seen the whole thing), I won't go into it's importance here. Microcrack or cyberweed would at least be a courageous path on the part of the director and producer because of their absurdity and because they're not a lame attempt to sneak this "hokey future drug" approach past the audience. Not as much can be said for neuroin. Instead, the creators of the film try to craft some sort of legitimate drug name by taking a drug that is known to cause birth defects and modifying it contain neuro in order to have a futuristic feel. This drags the movie down, along with the requirement of data to be transfered manually via super-cool high-tech sheets of glass. It's a cool media form, but is it needed to transfer six driver's licences two feet? For all their high-tech brain-scanning pre-cog paraphenalia, you'd think that the Department of PreCrime could afford a LinkSys Router for their headquarters. Can't have wires? Go for the LinkSys Wireless Router. Whatever you do, don't go and develop overly-sophisticated technology for menial tasks. You'll only end up uselessly imprisoning people for life when there are other alternatives.
BE BOLD! (I WANT A NEW COMPUTER) I've noticed something. I'm the only person (out of those who have blogs) in my family with a unique template. What's so great about the Currency template, anyways? Sure, it's what EV uses on, but that doesn't mean we all should. I'm also the only person in my family that thinks I need a new computer. I'm greatful for the one I have, but times have changed. My once state-of-the art machine can now be bought in the sprawl for less than neuroin... In effect, my computer costs less than it does to produce pre-cogs. I'm sorry. I think I got a little carried away. That stuff is 50 years away from now. My computer is still at least worth a buck, with which you can make a call up to 20 minutes and just 7 cents a minute after that. However, if I see Alf being chased down by jetpack-clad precrime officers and I'm still trying to run games on this hunk of junk, I'm gonna be mad.

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

I PROCRASTINATE! Yes I do. And you know what? It's served me well for my entire life. Summer is so great. All I have to complain about is having nothing to complain about. Well, I have that and summer homework, and- Nevermind that. Maybe if I wasn't so lazy I'd go do something interesting to talk about here. I don't really feel like writing anything right now, but I'm doing it just to keep in the habit. Who knows? Maybe some lazy bum like me can procrastinate for a while reading this tripe. I for one am an advocate of procrastination. As such I've noticed that when you put such undue pressure on yourself to complete something, you do a much better job of it then when you do it at your leisure. If I plan ahead to do something, for some reason I don't do as good a job as when I procrastinate. Maybe something's wrong with me.....It's time to go do some summer homework.

Monday, July 01, 2002

ELVEN CONSPIRACY? I THINK NOT. Here it is. The long awaited rebuttal to my brother's article on Elvish(en!) Propaganda has finally arrived. As I previously stated, you get just the letter I sent to my brother, nothing more, and probably less.

MAYBE I SHOULD GET A HAIRCUT... I love it. Campaign events are great fun. Earlier today I attended such an event for Bill McBride. The speeches included McBride (obviosuly) and Pete Peterson among others. McBride's speech focused on education, and brought up some good points on his qualification on the topic that were interesting and at the least, pretty funny (according to my bizzarre sense of humor. You might not find them funny at all). Bill McBride is the only candidate for Florida governor that was born in Florida, went to a public school in Florida, went to a college in Florida, and now has children in Florida public schools. I guess you had to be there. I'm excited to announce that I'm a charter member of our new local chapter of Young Democrats. Our first volunteer experience was handing out cups of soft drinks. Perhaps I should have told you to sit down first. Seriously though, we'll soon be helping put up banners along streets (however that is achieved) and handing out assorted McBride promotional materials. All in all a pretty interesting day.
CONNECTION FAILED? Well, my innate sense of laziness prevents me from actually editing what I wrote to my brother in order to fit this page. So, I'm instead going to link to the email and let you read it for yourself, if you want to....Just as soon as I find a place to host it, because I can't access t3D to upload at the moment (my dad switched my server up). Times like these would make normal people break down and edit their work to fit inside the blog nicely, but not me. In other news I'll be going to some sort of publicity event for Bill McBride, a democratic Florida Governor hopeful. I'll post more on that when I get back.

Sunday, June 30, 2002

COUT << "HELLO WORLD"; My brother, Garrett, suggested I start my own blog. So I did. After a grueling day of patience-annihilating trouble with getting blogger to publish (apparently there was some sort of maintenance done to today; It and blogspot were down for a while), I lack the will to come up with anything to say. I'm only happy this is finally working. Perhaps tomorrow I will post my view of Middle Earth and its situation.