Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Man Torou Mikham

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Oh brother

What’s good? Well today was pretty eventful thanks to a kid I call my brother. In school he's a clown...he's more worried about being a smartarse than getting good grades. Yeah it’s pretty funny to me but not as much to the folks. Come to find out today he starts his 3 day suspension from school. Why you ask? His mobile phone. Apparently it went off in class...but he's been getting in trouble for much worse. One of his teachers can’t stand him, and my brother feels the same way towards her. He loves to go out of his way to give the teacher a hard time and the teacher loves to give him a referral for his troubles. As hard as it is to believe...the boy aint dumb. Hell he used to be an honour roll student. Now he probably thinks "screw that". The parents now hold possession of the mobile, so who knows when he's getting that back. But when he does get off suspension he'll probably be up to his old tricks cuz he's too stubborn to change em'. Oh well...not my problem.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Clarity of "Living" vs. Clarity of "Life"

Clarity of "living" is knowing that you matter. Clarity of "life" is knowing what you matter for.
Clarity of living is the easier one of the two. It seems that all a person must do to realise that he matters is the realisation itself. Simple logic. No earth-shattering actions.
Clarity of life, on the other hand, is quite the contrary. How can we know our purpose in life? We weren't born with an instruction manual informing us what we were born to do. Which areas of life should we focus on more than others? This is obviously the more difficult attainable knowledge of the two. Simple logic it is not. Earth-shattering actions may not even give us a clue. Nevertheless, regardless of the difficulty, we must search for our purpose in life. We must find where we belong. Find where we can make a difference.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The best taxi driver

So I’m in the taxi, the driver’s name is bruce. A kind one, thickly bearded, of the ex-biker variety.
He tells me he’s listening to the quiz show, which sounds like an interesting taxi activity for the 10 minute ride home. We tune in just in time for question 22: which of the following loses heat the quickest? Plants, the soil, or the sea?
Bruce reckons it’s the soil, definitely the soil, its gotta be the soil coz, ya know, doesn’t it, like (and here an up and down hand gesture ensues, representing some kind of heat movement, ground up…)?
I tell him I’m not so sure, I think it has to do with surface area and depth and that maybe plants might be the winners here, but then again, being the embodied antithesis of physics, I’m not so sure… and then an interference on the AM waves deprives us of the correct answer. We resume the game at question 24. ‘it’s the second last’, bruce tells me. He’s a quiz show addict, clearly.
Radioman: what was the FIRST full length feature film to be ENTIRELY computer generated?
Bruce: (scratching his beard) Computer generated? It’d ‘ave to be somethin like starwars wuddn’it?
Me; I dunno, bruce. He said computer made, I think it might be something like shrek, or toy story. Maybe bugs’ life. (spot the disney/pixar/etc fan). Something animated. Toy story. That’s the earliest I can remember.
Bruce: yeh? I ‘avent seen those. I’ve seen shrek though. Is that what he means? I didn’t really like shrek. (pause). Nah, starwars I reckon.
Radioman: toy story it is! Congratulations!
(my brain: that’s right bruce! You’re going down!)
radioman: next question: Which actor appeared in the following 3 movies: patch adams, almost famous, and twister?
Clearly neither bruce nor myself are big enough blockbuster aficionados, as the following discussion goes to prove:
Bruce: right-o, robin williams was in patch adams, but he wasn’t in twister, and I ‘aven’t seen the other one. Helent hunt was in twister though (beard scratch), but he said actor didn’t he? Actor’s a man right?
Me: its is. I think it might be a secondary actor though, because I can’t think of a familiar face in all three movies…
At, this point, sadly, we are almost home, and bruce is still trying to piece together the missing link between robin williams and helen hunt. The radio goes fuzzy again and we miss the final answer. I’ve just got enough for the ride. ‘that’ll do, mate. thanks’.
You rock bruce.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Difference between potentially and in reality

I thought I would return with something funny :D

Youngest Son: Tell me Daddy, what is the difference between
"potentially" and "in reality"

Dad: I will show you Dad turns to his wife and asks her: Would you
sleep with Robert Redford for 1 million dollars?

Wife: Yes of course! I would never waste such an opportunity!

Then Dad asks his daughter if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for 1
million dollars?

Daughter: Waoh! Yes! This is my fantasy!

So Dad turns to his elder son and asks him: Would you sleep with Tom Cruise for 1 million dollars?

Elder Son: Yeah! Why not? Imagine what I could do with 1 million
dollars! I would never hesitate!

So the father turns back to his younger son saying: You see son,
"potentially" we are sitting on 3 million dollars, but "in reality" we are living with 2 bitches and 1 gay!