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

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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...
weird...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mama Grizzly

So, supposedly Sarah Pailin's new 'thing' is calling Conservative mothers, "Mama grizzly bears." She [thinks] she is part of the new feminist movement (if you can call it that)... Because Liberal moms sure do not care about their kids.
Since these mothers are bears, is she going to shoot them, too?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sleeping Cat

While I was sleeping (or rather laying awake) on a mattress on the floor of my mom's friend's house. Their cat, Zorra, jumped up on the bed and curled her body against mine, fitting perfectly in the curve of my body while I was laying on my side. Snuggling against my chest with her head tucked under my chin. It was like one of those scenes in a movie.
Although she ditched me to sleep at my sister's feet for a while, she came back. And laid against my outstretched arm. It was a moment of complete happiness.

Austin Backyard Farm

I am staying at my Mom's old friend, Ann's house in Austin for a couple of days. I haven't seen her since I was a wee girlie, so it is gonna be an adventure.
She has 2 goats, Pillow and French Fry. Pillow is white and brown, and French Fry is all tan (the color of a french fry). Pillow will eat anything, and French Fry is unbelievably picky. They like to go for walks around the neighborhood, they chase after guys on bicycles, and they like to run and climb. They are like dogs, except they do not jump on you.
They have a bunch of chickens. All of them have names, but I cannot tell you all of them. I know there is a red one named Roda, and that is pretty much it.
They have a big scary turkey they call Mr. Friend. He shows off to much, and makes these weird vibrating bellowing sounds in his chest. He really wants a girlfriend...a little too much...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Mother's Version of Chutes and Ladders

My mom: "Wait do you go up the slides, or down?"
Me: "Seriously mom, you go down..."
My mom: "Well I didn't know! Kids do it all the time!"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

7 Classic Disney Movies Based On R-Rated Stories

"This is sorta creepy...actually a lot creepy..."
We can understand watering down a story to make it child-appropriate, but Disney didn't have any business adapting these tales in the first place.

Monday, July 5, 2010

You Are Supporters of Illegal Immigration

People don't seem to know that one of the biggest supporters of illegal immigration are slaughterhouses.
Most of their employees are illegal immigrants. They are vulnerable. They need fast money to feed their families. And they will do anything to get it. Even if it involves the most unsanitary conditions. They will often except any amount of pay.
The sad thing is that they are stuck in a constant state of poverty. They usually only have enough money to pay for food and pay the rent for the cheapest house (shack) they can find. They will never move up and out of this cycle. It is almost impossible. They can not get another job, they can not afford better conditions.
They often get sick or injured in this business, and usually can not pay for health care. Another sad thing is they still have work so they can pay "the bills." They have no benefits, they just have the job, and hope that is hopeless.
You can stop contributing to this sad cycle by not eating meat from slaughterhouses. This doesn't mean you have to stop eating meat, you can eat it if it is free-range. Free-Range means that the animals are not raised in cages, they are free to roam around. It is also a lot healthier, there are no chemicals, less fat, and there are no fecies (unlike meat that comes from slaughterhouses).
To contribute or not to contribute, that is the question? It is you choice. I was only doing my job, which is to tell the truth, to tell you the facts.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Letter to My Sister - Happy Birthday!

The first time I saw you, you were in mommy’s arms. You had absolutely NO hair on your soft delicate little head. Mommy was looking at you and around the room, and you were looking a mommy and around the room, too. When I went up to touch you, you looked up at me with your beautiful eyes and smiled. When I touched your tiny-tiny hand you grabbed my finger and squeezed. I don’t think I really knew what was going on, because you were this new thing that I would have to live with for most of the rest of my life. I had the feeling that I already knew you, and that you were one of the most beautiful, magical, intelligent little things I had ever met!
You were so funny when you tried to wiggle in that blanket they wrapped you in (that always seemed a bit too tight)! You looked like a little grub, but not an ugly one, one that would turn into a bright butterfly one day! I can already see that happening now! Well, I guess according to your bug studies it would be that you are more like a caterpillar right now! But you are already growing those wings, because you want to, not because everyone else wants you to, it is your choice.
When Mommy and Daddy brought you home, it was basically like getting a new toy! I was so excited that I would get to play with you everyday! I loved playing with you, but I also loved to stare at you! It was fun just looking at you, beautiful. Amazing! You, Mommy, and I would lie (or lay!) on the big bed and just watch you try to walk and jump around, and we would make up little songs, about how you were like a “drunkn’ sailor!” You were our constant entertainment! Probably half of the time I spent with you I was kissing your nose and staring into your little big shining eyes.
I could write a whole book about how amazing you are. Cute as a button, smart, beautiful, intelligent, filled with nothing but love and magic! I am proud to be your sister, and I hope you are proud to be mine. I am honored that you are in my life, I can only describe it as a miracle. You Are A Miracle, MY Miracle!

Love your sister,
Olivia

Thursday, June 24, 2010

100 Amazing Retro Russian Posters

http://www.dzinepress.com/2009/10/100-amazing-retro-russian-poster-designs/

Is it just me or does it sorta seems like the Russians hate the U.S. Army...Link

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Docter = God?

When your in the hospital and your in pain, if the question of pain medication even goes through your mind, your a drug addict.
Every time one of my family members has gone to the doctor, they came to the conclusion that we were either faking it to get pain meds, or faking it to get attention.
Right now my cousin cannot move. She has blisters in her mouth and on her feet. The doctors have it under 'control'. They are waiting it out...
Doctors only care about the disease, not the person with the disease...

"Doctors are saddists who like to play God and watch lesser people scream." -Bren (Juno)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Nazis in Arizona

Nazi catch phrase: "Show me your papers..."
Arizona law offical and cop catch phrase: "Show me your papers..."

Get to know racism in Arizona- http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/23/immigration.faq/index.htmlLink

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ugh...Followers...

Social Networking is stupid. It is just people (followers, friends, fans, groups, ect.) bragging or complaining about their lives. Social Networking is stupid.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Buddha's B-Day

Happy birthday Buddha! I will keep you in my heart today, and everyday. Love towards all.

http://www.aboutbuddha.org/

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sure You Can Push Your Opinion Down Our Throats

Why not. Why shouldn't we believe what the 1% of selfishly wealthy Americans are telling us is wrong with this country. I mean, god for bid if the government wants to expose their overly self righteous greed, for the good of the people. We should protect their poor souls. I am sure deep down inside they do not really mean it, right?
Social justice, now that is just wrong! Helping other people who have less than they do. What the hell, why would we do that?
And come on killing "innocent" people in Iraq, whats the big deal, they are probably all terrorists, too!
Women's rights, jeeze, a woman shouldn't have the right to control her own body. Come on people, do not be ignorant! Even if the baby is born to a crack whore mother, who will wheel it around in a grocery cart, and just leaves it alone for a little bit so she can go have sex with a random guy and get enough dog food to feed her baby...but I am sure he will thank us later!
Religion should get in the way of politics! It is logical reasoning.
You can go ahead and think about this! But do not think about it for too long, who might actually develop your own opinions!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Language

Leila driving in the car with her sister:

LEILA: "Fuck!"

SISTER: "Hey! Watch your fucking language!"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On Burroughs' Work

The method must be purest meat
and not symbolic dressing,
actual visions & actual prisons
as seen then and now.

Prisons and visions presented
with rare descriptions
corresponding exactly to those
of Alcatraz and Rose.

A naked lunch is natural to us,
we eat reality sandwiches.
But allegories are so much lettuce.
Don't hide the madness.

-San Jose, 1954


Reality Sandwiches
by Allen Ginsberg

The Pocket Poet Series
#18

Emily the Strange