Mar. 25th, 2010

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* This video, called "Epilepsy Dancing," is based on temporal lobe epilepsy in which suffers have a kind of daydream during the episode. I think it's visually stunning. Unfortunately, you have to have a YouTube account to see it; some idiots flagged it because it has OMG BOOBIES! (Link swiped from [ profile] willowing)

* Someone on my friend's list is in the middle of a study abroad program in Spain and for one of her Spanish classes, she had to watch a movie based on the novel, La familia de Pascual Duarte by Camilo José Cela. In the movie, the protagonist snaps, killing a dog and horse during his break with reality. And it's not a special effect either. The director had the actor shoot a dog and stab a horse to death on screen. Let me repeat that. They killed a dog and a horse to make this movie. Now, I'm okay with people going hunting to feed themselves and their family, as long as they're using that animal's life to sustain their own, but I don't at all approve of killing animals merely to make an artistic statement. If I had been in this person's place, I would have told the professor that there was no way I could watch the movie without getting upset and, therefore, I wouldn't be coming to class that day. This is one of the rare cases where I would have taken a hit on my grade. I'm just too much of an animal lover to watch something like that. Which brings me to a poll...

[Poll #1542764]

* Raked up some of the snow mold...thatch...whatever you want to call it. And now I've got a nasty blister on one of my hands from all that raking.

* And it looks like my crocuses that I thought were M.I.A this year have finally re-appeared. Going to have to get pictures of them before the flowers fade.

* I wanted to work on turning over my garden this week, but that might get put off so I can start studying for my German midterm.

* Wow...the right-wing in this country has gone completely and utterly bat-shit insane: Sarah Palin posts about not retreating but reloading on her Facebook page and Democratic congressmen who voted for the bill are receiving more threats. I know many of us liberals were ticked off when George W. Bush was president, but were we ever this bad? *shakes head* After this, there is no way in hell you can convince me to vote a Republican for office. If I don't like the Democratic candidate, I'd rather vote Green. (Links swiped from [ profile] ginmar and [ profile] gehayi)

* And look what we have here. One of the douchebags who is advocating stone throwing. (Link snagged from [ profile] ambitious_wench)

* California voters to decide in November whether to legalize pot -- I wonder what the chances are of this actually passing... (Many thanks to [ profile] ladyfox7oaks for originally posting this)

* In Stephenville, college play featuring gay Jesus stirring emotions -- More douchebaggery. At least one of the actors in this play was disowned by his family after refusing to quit the production. So sad. (Link swiped from [ profile] tx_cronopio)

* I'm honked off by all the crap that's going down in the news. Time to call it quits and go to bed.
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* This morning I went back and read some of the comments on this blog. Some of the commenters are seriously suggesting flinging poo. I shit you not.

Oh...the IRONY!

I need to come up with a macro for this. Too bad I'm not going to have much time...

* And they might be able to squeeze the public option back into the health care bill after all. Well played, Democrats, well played.

* Did tons of studying for my German midterm today. I've stopped for today, but I plan to do some more tomorrow. Oh...and I may have mentioned before that the flashcards I made to help me study vocabulary are sometimes on crack.

* Bwahahahahahaha!

* Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were visiting Haiti a few days ago. Well, here's a video of Dubya shaking hands with a Haitian and then wiping that same hand on Bill Clinton's shirt. Seriously? What the FUCK? Is it me or is he treating the Haitians like they have cooties or something? (Link from [ profile] ginmar)

* Trying to answer essay questions on a player questionnaire for the LARP I'm going to be doing in a couple of months. I have a hard time answering some of these questions because I've done mostly tabletop roleplaying and not that many LARPS. I did only one Vampire LARP many years ago when I was in college. I remember my friend and I spending most of the time being confused because we were sort of thrown into it without much preparation and didn't have much of an idea of what to expect. Fortunately, this game has a lot more documentation and we get to create our own characters, which is kind of fun. For the Vampire LARP, we were just assigned characters.

* I'm just staring at a blank screen trying to answer these questions. Maybe I should sleep on it overnight and come back to it tomorrow.

* And never mind. I've managed to answer those two niggling questions. That leaves one more question I'm going to have to answer, which is, "During Elizabethan England, the politics were cutthroat, the aristocracy barely noble, and everyone tried to get a leg up on the other. If you were playing in that time, who or what type of character would you be?" I don't know. Court jester? Can I be that? But seriously, I read the rules and I've already figured out what kind of character I want to play: the snooty magician. That's kind of a cross between an aristocrat and the court jester, right?

* And it occurred to me that I never posted to link to "Epilepsy Is Dancing" yesterday. Here it is.


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