Tuesday, October 14th, 2008


Dear Readers,

There have been many things that have annoyed me through my relatively short life, but none so much as a trend which I have come to see as a kind of sickness in society these days.  I am talking about acceptance of the stupid.  My reference to the stupid means both actions that one would (or at least should) consider stupid, and also to those who are stupid.  Now, when I say stupid, I don’t mean those that have a genetic disorder, but hose people in our society who are simply the product of breeding where there should have been none.

I am currently a student at a Government-funded school, but it is one of the better ones if not the best (some other authors may disagree with me).  However, before being accepted into this school, I spent three years at what most Victorians think of as a public school, as in, the kids would carry knives in class, and the best elective at Year 8 was Woodwork.  Although I had a number of friends who shared my views (for our safety we were segregated into an accelerated class), I was still bogged down by the sheer stupidity of the people I lived with on a daily basis.  A lack of natural selection pressures and bountiful resources has made out species fat and happy, the lack of a need for natural selection and selective breeding means that those who in past centuries would have died out are now able to breed and produce progeny.

So, what are we left with? A culture that will watch “Funniest Home Videos” and giggle idiotically at yet another man getting his genitals pounded over the news.  Although I consider myself to have a sense of humour, and appreciate this kind of humour, I still believe that these people are revelling in their idiocy, with an obvious lack of any kind of motivation to better themselves.

Not only are they not willing to drag themselves from the intellectual gutter, but they also seek to drag down anyone who is.  How often have the “brains” among you been degraded for your intelligence and your motivation to learn?  Is this the culture that we wish to live in? Is this the kind of world we wish to create?

I saw a movie recently, Idiocracy, which is an excellent and humorous example of my contention here.

Long story short…. The mind of the Average Joe is sick. We need to heal it, or get rid of it. But that’s a post for another day.

Until then, Goodnight.

Harvey

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Ok, horrible puns aside, Tina Fey does do a brilliant Sarah Palin. Now no one has been ever (in my opinion) to impersonate a politician as well as Tina does – the resemblence is uncanny. Not only are they visually similar, Fey recites what Palin says verbatim – with a few things added in for comedic value. But no doubt Palin’s “appearance” on Saturday Night Live has damaged the Republican nominee John McCain’s campaign for the oval office. Unlike Barack Obama when he first appeared on the show when SNL producers failed to find anybody who resembled the US senator.

Guess which one is which

Guess which one is which

So why is it that the ‘hot’, hockey mum from Alaska is suffering from this political portrayal by SNL favourite, Tina Fey. Is it because Palin herself did not appear on the show? Because McCain recieved praise for his performance portraying… himself, when he appeared on the show. So it is only logical that because the Alaskan governer did not appear on the show, it would be detrimental to the Republican campaign.

But my friends I will try and enlighten you to the gruesome truth. McCain is probably not going to live to see his children’s graduation, let alone the next Senate budget proposal, and if elected, Palin is sure to take office. Now, while I don’t mind hot mum’s who are highly religious and has a teenage daughter who is five months pregnant so technically making the hot mum a hot grandmother soon and now making Palin out of bounds, there is something about this hockey mum which I find… somewhat unsettling.

Now trust me, I have no qualms whatsoever about a woman taking office who believes that Dinosaurs ruled the earth in their enterprise like ships some 4000 odd years ago. I don’t mind having a lady who believes that it’s wrong to have sex before marriage but let her pregnant daughter escape a firing squad, hold the access codes to the world’s largest arsenal. And, there is absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, no problem with her becoming President if McCain accidentally choked on a nacho, just because she is from ALASKA!

Now I’m not sure what it’s like in Alaska. But if it’s anything like Tasmania, I do not want such a person becoming the President of the all powerful US of A. I do not wish to see three eyed creatures who have training wheels as lower limbs and tentacles as arms. That may just be a generalisation based on my experience with Tasmanians, but it is a scary nonetheless.

So the next time you’re watching the election updates on fox, think about it carefully. Do YOU really want a woman like that becoming the VP, and potentially POTUS?

PS: I apologise for my digression into a somewhat long rant about Sarah Palin, but as you can see, I (heart) Matt Damon. And if he says that you shouldn’t vote for her, hey, he must be right.

Take a look around you, at your friends. To you, are they a mirror image or the total opposite? Are you attracted to those who share the same traits as yourself or is the old saying ‘opposites attract’ more appropriate? Our friends are there throughout our entire life so we need to pick the ‘right’ ones, and 99% of the time it seems that we do. But what exactly makes us drawn towards someone? Well let’s investigate.

Note: Basic facts about each subject have been listed, the list is by no means exhaustive.

Subject A: Likes cooking, traveling and shopping. Not too loud but not afraid to stick up for themselves/outspoken. Loves odd/bright/crazy objects.

Friends

=) Best friend: Very loud, constantly traveling. Known for eclectic collection of objects.

=) Other friends: Can be quite loud, like traveling and most do own bright/weird objects around the house.

Partner –

=) Rather quiet, loves good food, traveling and sports.

Conclusion: With friends it seems that Subject A has surrounded themselves with familiar personalities that coincide with their own. Their partner is similar in some aspects, for instance they love cooking and their partner likes good food! It looks like Subject A likes to feel secure with familiar surroundings.

Subject B: Can be loud, very talkative and spontaneous. Loves creativity (cooking, drawing, dancing etc.) and sports also.

Friends –

=) Best friend – Quiet but talkative once known. Loves anything random, funny or plain stupid.

=) Other friends – Personalities vary immensly, some are sporty, some academic. Some are very ‘girly’ whilst others are tom-boys etc. etc.

Partner-

=) Quiet but not too much. Loves lots of random things and has a close bunch of friends.

Conclusion: Subject B likes variety and that includes opposites. Their friends include familiarity as well as new and different personalities. Their partner is similar a little but also very different at the same time.

MAJOR CONCLUSION: There is probably some scientific report analysing this exact topic with lots of complicated words involved, but this is my simple version which to me makes sense. Our own personalities decide who we are attracted to. This level of attraction felt for certain others can be based upon our uniqueness and individuality. There is no certain ‘boundaries’ or ‘rules’ followed when it comes to this. One loud person may like other loud people the most, whereas another loud person might prefer quiet people. There is nothing known (to me at least) that controls who we like, apart from our personalities. It’s too complicated to explain properly but I hope this helped a little bit.

CrunchieKay