I can recall upon the release of Jurassic Park someone saying the dinosaurs looked so real it was difficult to tell when they were real and when they were fake. Now, I assume I know what this person meant (CG versus practical effects), but what they said worried me they thought maybe there were some off in a zoo.
Archive for ‘July, 2011’
Purchasing a new printer is one of the most defeating feelings in the world. You know no matter how much you spend and whatever gee whiz features it has, the thing will still make you its slave to ink refills. People try to cheat this destiny by refilling their own ink, but you’re still spending way more time on the printer than you want.
I always appreciated as a kid when they showed superheroes in other places around the world. No, not because I was so enlightened at ten, but because I always worried if Superman was always busy in one town, didn’t all the other cities need someone to save them? Yes, comic books stressed me.
There’s a great deal of social pressure to follow any crowd. If everyone else stands to cheer, then you feel the pressure to do the same. This is why every performance, literally any performance, now ends in a standing ovation. All it takes is one person rising and everyone around them feels uncomfortable until they join in.
I’m always amused at a meeting how many ideas sound suspiciously like plot lines from the past week in television. The people who write TV tend to be quite clever, so this isn’t always a bad thing. However, there are some shows you shouldn’t look to for inspiration. Law & Order and Breaking Bad are two such examples.
If there’s one line of logic that never makes sense to me in education reform, it’s the idea from some people that the best way to improve schools is to reduce their funding. I get the idea of doing more with less, but that only works up to a point. At some point a chemistry class needs Bunsen burners, like it or not.
We once had these people move in next door. It did feel like we were making amends in some sort of Limbo. I suppose Hell would actually be living with them, but we were on the edge of Hell.
People use the verse from Revelation in the Bible to justify all kinds of crazy things, so I figured removal of mufflers wasn’t too far off.
There has to be some justification for removing one’s muffler and creating all that noise. Religious convictions seemed as good a rationale as any.
There’s probably a good chance many religions were started over coffee while discussing pastries. If you’re slightly concerned, just ask yourself how often your religion involves eating frosting?