|—||Adam Savage -Mythbusters (Titanic Episode)|
Quick, think of the person on all the Wendy’s commercials. Either real Wendy, or better-looking Wendy, right? Think of a ginger fast food person, and you have the place with the square burgers. Who is the face of the NFL? Probably John Madden, but someone probably comes to mind. T-Mobile? The T-mobile girl who wears too much makeup. Progressive Insurance? Flo (who also wears too much makeup). Hell, even fringe groups like the Tea Party have Sarah Palin. Here’s my question to you.
Who is the spokesperson for science?
No specific science, just science.
Some of course come to mind. Carl Sagan, he had his TV show Cosmos on PBS, which was in1980.And to his death remained an advocate of the sciences. Bill Nye? Probably the closest. Quick fun fact, when did Bill Nye: The Science Guy leave the air? 1998.14 years ago. Like Sagan, he also remains a major advocate, primarily of astrophysics. Up and coming popular science-folk appear to be Niel deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins. Youngest of all of them? Tyson, at 54.
This is why I am officially throwing my hat into the ring for “Next Science Advocate on Television”. These guys are simply too old, and have a difficult time explaining things in layperson terms. The current need is someone of THIS generation, someone young enough to challenge the idea that our generation is a bunch of Jersey Shore losers who will likely bring about the next dark age. Not a dark age of denial and cover-up, but a dark age of apathy.
Now, any ideas as to what to call my show?
Went into the campus dining hall today, and like many before me, I noticed the nice new bookstore sign. It looks cool, it’s eye-catching. “REGULAR HOURS: Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m.” and above that, “Open select Saturday’s for special events including football games and commencement”
That’s not a typo. I don’t leave typos.
There really is an apostrophe in there. Right where it shouldn’t.
“So it’s just a wayward apostrophe, what’s the big deal?”
Well, I don’t know about you, but I feel there is a certain desire to be completely uneducated in this country. Grammar has gone out the window. It’s lazy, and it is really hard to respect someone when they do something like that.
Especially a college. smh. Please, someone change the sign.
oh fuck yes
The American Public School System.
An institution that yearly educates approxamately 90% of the U.S.’s 76 million children. Including me (except 4th-7th grade).
It’s a socalism factory.
Now, that sounds pretty extreme for this blog, and hopefully I haven’t lost everyone, but hear me out. The basic idea of socalism is that the central government gains power from providing its citizens with everything, while everybody works pro bono for the common good of everyone else.
Now it’s pretty well documented that the second part of that last sentence just doesn’t work. It goes against human nature (and most animals); there needs to be a reward system for going above and beyond requisite. In Atlas Shrugged, this example was taken to extreme at the Twentieth Century Motor Company, where the workers agreed to a socialist work structure, forfeiting pay for moving their families into a commune where they were supplied what was needed to live. Ultimately, workers who were top performers were made to work longer shifts to increase production; so all of the workers slowed, so they did not have to work over. The motor company failed as a result, and the rest is in the book, go read it for yourself.
Schools have the reward system of “if you get good grades, you get a good GPA, which gets you into college.” and some schools in large cities have experimented with pay-for-performance, although that did not do well. However, the other part of a basic socalist culture is very much present. Schools are providing students with pretty much everything. The ‘Lunch Lady’ is a thing of a past, with schools now serving breakfast, lunch, and, in some cases, dinner. Although intrinsically good in practice, helping children get the food that they might not otherwise get, it is still a government institution feeding you what they decide for you.
Schools are also set up to have students fail in the long run. Is it any wonder that America keeps falling behind on education stats compared to other counties when they spend the first couple of months re-teaching what was taught in the last grade level? And you can forget about the idea of doing any real learning outside the classroom, because inside it is shoved upon them in the worst way possible, in the shortest amount of time, that it drives children into the lap of the television the moment they arrive home (at least half by government-owned busing).
Additionally, the children learn the wrong things. The removal of life-skills classes throughout the country has left more young adults leaving high school knowing Pathagorean’s Theorem than how to fill out a proper personal check, or how to really live on their own, leading to the generation ‘boomerang’ that we are seeing now.
AND GOD FORBID THAT THEY BE CALLED A FAILURE FOR MOVING BACK HOME. It’s possibly the worst thing to happen in schools today, children are being treated like developmentally-challenged toddlers. Everything from abolishing the word ‘wrong’ from the Teachers’ Lexicon, to banning the use of red ink when correcting papers all to protect the little feelings of the little students. Well guess what; making mistakes is the best way to learn. Getting electrocuted guarantees that you make sure not to mess up the wiring again, getting slapped upside the head when disrespecting elders ultimately makes you a respecting (and respectable) person. It doesn’t damage the kid’s psyche, rather, it shouldn’t because people have been smacking their kids when they aren’t respectful since God (or evolution, or both) gave us hands.
This just teaches kids to be lazy, and complain, and possibly not understand when they don’t get their way. The school never said no to them, so why did that HR person say no when they went in for a job? People are filled with the idea that the world owes them a living, just what the mission of socialism is. And its not like many of them can get help from their parents, because guess what mindwashing institution taught them to be uneducated assholes.
This is my reaction to any Maroon 5 Release (dating back to when I first listened to them):
1. Man this song (band) is stupid
2. I can’t STAND this song (band)
3. mumble mumble mumble
4. I’m at a PAAAAYPHONE tryin’ to call home…
So upon realizing that my last post on here included Admiral Ackbar telling us all that BIO 150 is a trap, I realized that I went just about the entire summer without posting once. I blame the fact that I worked midnights over break. I mean, I did that last year and it wasn’t nearly as bad as it was this summer. And I don’t even know why it was rough this summer.
I’m talking like sleeping for 12 hours and not feeling rested whatsoever. Suck. But the real lesson here is that I was trying to get through the summer quickly and get back to school. and to that, I say
So I came to the realization today about my INTRODUCTORY Zoology course today.
Someone must have done some serious clerical fuckups for that class
I mean, BIO 150, BIO 450, Looks the same, in poor lighting anyway, and I KNOW I signed up for the 150 part. But that cant be right, this shit is far too comprehensive for an Intro course.
Seriously, Fuck Intro Zoology, it is a Trap. A Certified Admiral Ackbar Trap.
What kind of Introductory course goes four categories deep and expects you to remember ALL of them for the test? A Marcus Waselevich Introductory course does. I kind of want to destroy the environment now, so that Marcus will have much fewer animals to cover in this class for posterity.
Will Smith, the character, not the guy who played him, was a typical, unassuming, teenager beginning high school, innocently playing BBall while trying to avoid getting caught up in the early 90’s gang wars
Still, not too far off…
Maybe he decided to start fighting away the gangs, maybe he was jumped, maybe he was just goddamn retarded, but any way, when Will came home all dizzy from being spun around like JD on scrubs likes to eagle…
…his mom FLIPS THE F**K OUT. enough for her to get off her welfare-ridden ass and buy him a freakin 1st class ticket to LA. where he then got into a shady cab that got him to the prestigious Bel Air mansions.
Really, who’s gonna buy a 1st class ticket like that? I’m more likely to believe that she made him walk. But let’s take a different approach… lets imagine if the Fresh Cab took him from his west Phillie roots to the lap of luxury.
If Will left from his (most likely) High School, MLK Jr. High (assumption based on really low performance and being the westernmost high school in the Philadelphia School District) and rode the Fresh Cab (with the prices posted on the door as 25¢ for every 1/5 mile, and 5¢ every minute) to the destination of 805 Saint Cloud Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA (revealed in the series)…
Will would have ridden in that cab for 44 hours, riding 2731 miles, and accumulating a bill of at least $3545.75. and his tip? “Yo, homes, smell ya later”