Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jack White & Stephen Colbert

My obsession with The White Stripes is leaning towards 2 years now. Well, not The White Stripes themselves, but their music. I cannot seem to compare their music to anyone else's. The White Stripes are original, fresh, one-of-a-kind.
Former lead guitarist and singer Jack White, has made a record deal with Stephen Colbert (also one-of-a-kind). Stephen Colbert, trying to revive his music career from his one hit wonder, Charlene (I'm Right Behind You), set up an interview with Jack White. Jack White owns a music production company, Third Man Records. Through a series of awkward conversations Stephen finally convinces Jack to produce him. Jeck pairs Stephen with The Black Belles. And that is where the magic happens...
Here is the link to the first interview in the series, 2011: A Rock Odyssey

Please check out the other 2 parts at colbertnation.com

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Who Knew?

Well, folks! We're still here. May 22. Guess yesterday wasn't the end of the world! Who knew?...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Children Are Our Future, Right?

What should I do with my life? Let's see. What do kids dream of doing when they are young? When they are being told that they can do anything they want.
Should I be an astronaut? No. Most funding for NASA has been cut off. Should I be a firefighter? Nope. Do you know how much risking your life for the sake of other people costs? Not very much. Should I be a vet? I do not think so. If I love animals so much, why would I want to see them suffer, when people expect me to be the one to heal them. Oooo, here is a good one, a scientist? But, I doubt I could do that with the education system the way it is these days! An airplane pilot? Well, I would not get much out of that, now would I? It is more of a hobby, in my opinion. Don't you think?
I mean, for god's sake, mom and dad! Look at the world around you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Arcade Fire Gets a Grammy

My mouth dropped wide open when the winner of Album of the Year was announced at the Grammys... Arcade Fire's album, The Suburbs! Over Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, and Katy Perry! Wow, wow, wow!
Raise your hands in the air for reasonable taste, then use one of them to slap popularity in the face!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Favorite To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes

There are so many memorable quotes through out this novel, I could not only write a few. Each are equally as thought provoking as the others...Enjoy and read till the end, maybe you will learn something... (In order of page number)

"There are just some kind of men who- who're so busy worrying about the next world they've never learned to live in this one, you can look down the street and see the results." (Miss Maudie, 50)

"The things that happen to people we never really know. What happens in houses behind closed doors, what secrets-" (Miss Maudie, 50)

"'The world's endin', Atticus! Please do something-'
I dragged him to the window and pointed.
'No it's not,' he said. 'It's snowing.'" (Scout, 68-69)

"'...a gang of wild animals can be stopped, simply because they're still human'" (Atticus, 160)

"'What did your father see in the window, the crime of rape or the best defense to it?'" (Atticus, 190)

"Atticus sometimes said that one way to tell whether a witness was lying or telling the truth was to listen rather than watch..." (195)

"'One more thing, gentlemen, before I quit. Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal, a phrase that the Yankees and the distaff side of the Executive branch in Washington are fond of hurling at us. There is a tendency in this year of grace, 1935, for certain people to use this phrase out of context, to satisfy all conditions. The most ridiculous example I can think of is that the people who run public education promote the stupid and idle along with the industrious- because all men are created equal, educators will gravely tell you, the children left behind suffer terrible feelings of inferiority. We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe- some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they're born with it, some men make more money than others- some people are born gifted beyond the normal scope of most men.
'But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal- there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court. It can be the Supreme Court of the United States or the humblest J.P. court in the land, or this honorable court which you serve. Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in courts all men are created equal.
'I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system- that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up. I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty.'" (Atticus, 207-208)

"'I don't know, but they did it. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it- seems that only children weep. Good night.'" (Atticus, 215)

"'I simply want to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father's one of them.'" (Miss Maudie, 218)

"'You got it backwards, Dill,' said Jem. 'Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them.'" (Jem, 219)

"'There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads- they couldn't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, they white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life.'" (Atticus, 223)

"'The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom.'" (Atticus, 223)

"'As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it- whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.'" (Atticus, 223)

"'I proved him a liar but John made him look like a fool.'" (Atticus, 253)

"Summer, and he watched his children's heart break." (282)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Justin Bieber Suicide

‎99% of teenagers would cry if they saw Justin Bieber
standing on top of a skyscraper about to jump.
If you are the 1% sitting there
with popcorn and 3D glasses screaming "DO A BACKFLIP!",
copy and paste this to your status!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Night by Elie Wiesel

But the third rope was still moving: the child, too light, was still breathing...
And so he remained for more than half an hour, lingering between life and death, writhing before our eyes. And we were forced to look at him at close range, He was still alive when I passed him. His tongue was still red, his eyes not yet extinguished.
Behind me, I heard the same man asking:
"For God's sake, where is God?"
And from within me, I heard a voice answer:
"Where He is? This is where- hanging here from this gallows..."
That night, the soup tasted of corpses.

-Elie Wiesel, Night (a new translation by Marion Wiesel)
winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Blog Action Day 2010


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Glenn Beck's Delusional Religion

Glenn Beck needs to go back to bible school...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Greg Giraldo's Death...

I still can not believe that Greg Giraldo passed away Wednsday at the age of 44 from a prescription drug overdose. I am shock that I have had the tragedy of writing this post. That he has come to the fate of so many young-ish celebrities recently is another loss to add to the list.
I hope that we will remember his original comedic talent... Even though he is gone I know I will still laugh whenever I hear one of his jokes, or see a performance on Comedy Central...

Monday, September 6, 2010

i Before e...

i before e...
except after c...

Emily the Strange