Tuesday, March 10, 2009

You Can't Always Get What You Want

My MUN partner posted this video and I thought it was really funny so...I stole it for your enjoyment.


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Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's Like Trying to Clean the Ocean

I am pretty...bothered (to put it lightly) by the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians. In the words of Molly Shannon, "Don't get me started. Don't eeeeven get me started." I will keep myself tempered, but I will still say that what Israel is doing to Palistine is wrong and disturbing.

Here is a completely long and monotone lecture by Mearsheimer, a popular political scientist, but it is informative and pretty unbiased. 


Ensuit....there is this emotional documentary (propaganda included), but it has good information. It's the entire documentary, which means it's really long, but you can skip around. You can especially skip the first 5 minutes.  Don't get me wrong, it's an inspiring 5 minutes of intense music and pictures, but not the most important..

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Or WORSE...EXPELLED

Learning French pays off beaucoup.  One of the best ways is when you are reading a journal ("jour" means "day" in French) article or a book and it has French words.  Immediately makes me feel brainy.  Well, yesterday in my French class, I learned some tres cool info about one of the most important literary works of our time: 'Arry Potta'!

Apparently He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has been going by a French title all this time, while I was completely unawares.  It fits his very sneaky nature.  Let's break it down.  Vol*de*mort.  

Vol = flight
de = of
mort = DEATH

Put it all together, Voldemort  = Flight of Death! (DUM, Dum, dum) Absolutely shocking!

Another French root in Harry Potter comes from Harry Potter's own Hogwarts alma mater: Griffindor.  Or should I say "griffin d'or", which means "golden griffin".  Brilliant JKR.

P.S.  Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince comes out just after mon anniversaire.  If anyone wants to take me, I would say "yes".  And if said person wanted to go to the midnight showing, I would, again, say "yes".  If you think that you are too cool for a night with Harry, watch this and maybe you will change your mind.  I am sure you will.




Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm A Mac

I am finally back on the scene.  Thank goodness.  My old PC (that really wasn't old, but turned out to be a piece of ruddy rubbish) went on the fritz so it has been a rough few weeks without my personal PC, but my life was made whole when the FedEx man came and brought me my new digital baby (AKA: MacBook).  If I had answered the door when he dropped it off, I probably would have given him a BIG fat one (That's a kiss). I was just that grateful.  Now all I need is to find a way to get all my precious music of my iPod, so if anyone knows of a program that allows you to do that...you should let me know because I will begin to seize if I find out it is all permanently lost. Reloading (forgive my passive voice) music is the worst because it takes 59 years to do it and then all the essential info, like play counts, is lost.  But then again, it allows you to wipe away the stains of the past...so if you ever went through a sinful JoBro or Hillary Duff phase...no worries...it can all be washed away and your Top 25 record will be made as white as snow.  It's like a musical repentance; something we all need every once in awhile.  

PS: Mac guy does great in He's Just Not That Into You.  

Sunday, March 1, 2009

So if you must faulter be wise

Rihanna girl, I hope you know what you are doing...