Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Promiscuity v. Monogamy
http://www.andtheylivedhappilyeverafter.com/48.htm

A very different take on the whole issue.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Social Networking Nonsense

So I'm taking a class about the sociology of Social Networks like Facebook, and have recently come across two of the greatest ac-article quotes (both from articles by Danah Boyd):

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For example, teens often break up with their significant other through MySpace comments (typically boys breaking up with girls). The reason for this is simple: a vocalised breakup is visible to all Friends, making it difficult to play the ‘he said/she said’ game or to control the breakup narrative by modifying the Instant Messaging (IM) conversation.
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and of course,

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For example, it is cool to have Friends on MySpace but if you have too many Friends, you are seen as a MySpace whore. These markers of cool are rooted in the social culture of MySpace. One of the ways that coolness is articulated is through bulletin posts meant to attack those who have status online and offline. One such post is a satirical Top 10 list of “How To Be Cool On MySpace,” which includes material like “Your MySpace name MUST contain symbols and incorrect spelling” and “All your blogs have to be about how bad your day was."

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OK, at least I found it funny.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

EPIC
So K and I were in line at a TexMex place and K was contemplating ordering chips and salsa...

K: So, I just got my Wisdom Teeth out a few weeks ago...do you think it's OK to eat chips?
ME: Uhh, sure, why not?
K: Well, they break into little pieces and they're sharp, so...
ME: Ohh, so they could cut you in the holes in the back of your mouth?
K: Yeah.
ME: Well, you should be careful. If you start bleeding back there you should be careful and stop.
K: But how will I know? I guess if it starts tasting kinda salty and thick back there I should stop.
CASHIER: THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Something you might find amusing:

http://www.ourhonordefend.com/2009/01/the-brian-d-baschnagel-award-for-outstanding-achievement-in-the-field-of-facial-hair.php

Also, just as a note: I used to believe in the facial hair = goodness at football correlation, but then I watched the Patriots heavily bearded Mountain Men O-Linemen get owned in the Superbowl and I changed my mind.
Something you might find amusing:

http://www.ourhonordefend.com/2009/01/the-brian-d-baschnagel-award-for-outstanding-achievement-in-the-field-of-facial-hair.php

Also, just as a note: I used to believe in the facial hair = goodness at football correlation, but then I watched the Patriots heavily bearded Mountain Men O-Linemen get owned in the Superbowl and I changed my mind.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Some more song goodness for you:




Fiesta Bowl Preview

In a nutshell: It will be closer than you expect, but not as good as you hoped for.

With less brevity: The Fiesta Bowl matches up two traditional powerhouse teams, The Ohio State University and the University of Texas at Austin, one of which has a dead cattle head for a mascot and one of which has a tree (and some guy named Brutus). Dead cattle head vs. tree....hrmmm...

In the last three years these teams have met twice, with UT winning at the 'Shoe with Vince Young 25-22 (in the closest game UT played all year before winning the championship over unbeatable USC) and then tOSU winning in Austin 24-7. The difference?

-When UT won: UT had Vince Young, who was a fourth-year experienced starter and got snubbed for the Heisman, and was playing at Ohio Stadium, while tOSU had Justin Zwick and Troy Smith, who were just beginning to get into their roles.
-When tOSU won: tOSU had Troy Smith, who was an experienced starter and won the Heisman, and was playing at UT's house, while UT had redshirt freshman Colt McCoy, who was just beginning to get into his role.

Now, look at the facts:
-Colt McCoy is now an experienced starter, who got snubbed for the Heisman.
-Terelle Pryor is just beginning to break into his starter's role and become more than a game manager
-The game is being played in Arizona, practically a home away from home for tOSU.

I smell problems. UT wins, 27-17. *Sigh*. It could be worse-UT could win 41-14 and cry about not being in the championship...