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district 9

“Wikus van der Merwe is precious”:

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i accidentally dropped something and didn’t realize it as i was about to get on the bus back home today. i heard a sprinting sound, thinking “some guy is racing to cut me in line???”. turns out, short south asian man who i thought had moved creepily closer to me while we were waiting for the bus, ran to pick up my fallen sunglasses and return them to me, even though he must have been at least ten feet away from them. aww. it totally made my day. made up for the unpleasant asshole-at-whole-foods-parking-lot incident a few weeks ago.

watched a couple movies this weekend. “training day”, which i thought was awesome, because the rookie inadvertently won the support of two hardcore gang groups just by acting on his morals. “assault on precinct 13”, not so special, but not a waste of time. “brick”, an indie film that was about drug dealers at a high school who speak slang with almost a shakespearean style. the way of speech was so convoluted that i didn’t really understand the plot machinations. maybe i will watch it again. the movie is awesome because it’s like, a drug war in a school setting, with all the violence and murder, as well as romance. even though i couldn’t understand some of it, i love dialogue:

The Brain: Big time. See the Pin pipes it from the lowest scraper for Brad Bramish to sell, maybe. Ask any dope rat where their junk sprang and they’ll say they scraped it from that, who scored it from this, who bought it off so, and after four or five connections the list always ends with The Pin. But I bet you, if you got every rat in town together and said “Show your hands” if any of them’ve actually seen The Pin, you’d get a crowd of full pockets.

Brendan Frye: Throw one at me if you want, hash head. I’ve got all five senses and I slept last night, that puts me six up on the lot of you.

Assistant VP Gary Trueman: You’ve helped this office out before.
Brendan Frye: No, I gave you Jerr to see him eaten, not to see you fed.
Assistant VP Gary Trueman: Fine. And very well put.
Brendan Frye: Accelerated English, Mrs. Kasprzyk.
Assistant VP Gary Trueman: Tough teacher?
Brendan Frye: Tough but fair.

rock/hip-hop

who said linkin park was the first to merge rock with hip-hop? i have “follow the bleeder” by cage on loop. the end and beginning are indistinguishable that way.

do i want to go to his concert all the way in fremont?…

i missed the rise against concert, though…

have i mentioned cage? he had a childhood right out of a horror story (wikipedia entry on cage). i only came across his purevolume page yesterday, and i was hooked. i think it would be a good idea to listen to rap while running jogging, since i can actually distract my brain by focusing on the lyrics, and the beats would help, too.

sidenote: $10 wedding dress made out of 6 XL t-shirts by threadbanger. i think it’s way awesomer than conventional $800 wedding dresses.

l word funny quote

“hey. we’re not faggots. we’re dykes, you asshole.”

joss whedon on humanism

via the friend atheist.com:

haha, i like the ending;

Faith is something we have to embrace. Faith in god means believing absolutely in something with no proof whatsoever. Faith in humanity means believing absolutely in something with a huge amount of proof to the contrary. We are the true believers.

rock on!

rez bomb

rez bomb looks like a good movie. the trailer intimidates me a bit with the violence, but i think i’m inured to it after watching it a couple times. i’m pretty interested in stories involving [modern-day] native americans.

i’ve heard about the reservation in which this movie takes place — pine ridge in south dakota. i read a bit about it when i randomly elected to be the “senator” from south dakota, and i pushed a bill in our mock congress for the recognition of native american rights. the reservation is so poor that it’s considered “fourth world” right here in the united states. crazy suicide rates. pretty deplorable.

i have a tendency to feel guilty about these things, the plight of native americans or other less fortunate people. it’s similar to the self-defeating guilt i feel for having a relatively easy life, and also for being less than extraordinary, given the case. i didn’t have to rise from a life of hardship, so i should be super-genius-awesome given my comfortable upbringing…? i keep reminding myself that i’m in college and working part-time. what more can you ask? i’m doing engineering/physics and getting good grades. i shouldn’t be so hard on myself, thinking that i don’t deserve this or that. that’s what i keep telling myself.

failure gives me a new lease on life

now it’s the opposite reaction. instead of “you suck, you don’t deserve shit”, it’s “you fail at this, let’s get away from it and do something worthwhile”.

i got red bean soy icy tapioca today. with russell, he accompanied me; i’ve been wanting to venture out for bubble tea with him for a while. i also bought a book! why the hell am i rewarding myself?!

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andrea gibson on living in our gender-obsessed culture — swingset.

“Sir! Sir, do you realize this is the ladies’ room?” “Yes, ma’am, I do, it’s just that I didn’t feel comfortable sticking this tampon up my penis in the men’s room.”

obama signs the lily ledbetter fair pay act was a delightful piece of news this past week!