Ended up getting sick again yesterday or late sunday night, I basically spent the entire day sleeping. Today, it almost seems like i’m high or drunk, my brain isn’t really functioning up to par. It goes of on tangents easily and wants me to sleep some more. I have two assignments due on thursday and a quiz tomorrow so i can’t sleep too much.
Last friday, i went to a small concert at one of the pubs on campus, featuring sum41 and treble charger. It’s was a fun show, like a bunch of the punks shows I went to back home, good atmosphere. I picked up the sum41 cd, hour of power for 5 dollars. I figured even if the cd sucked, the cost wouldn’t be that much. The cd is pretty good. That’s about it, i have a whole lot of work i have to be doing.
Go see bonsaikitten, it’s a site that shows you how to modify the shape of your kittens by stuffing them into various jars, etc. It’s a fucking joke, sometime people take things way too seriously. Save the whales, save the fucking dolphins, save everything just to show that you really are a good person. Being trendy and politically correct has been taken a little bit too far in recent years, some people just don’t know how to have fun anymore.
In the same vein, while our society has a heighened awareness of cruelty towards animals, we have become desenitized regarding violence towards humans. Watch a movie like gladiator, there will be people who don’t say anything about the hundreds of people who get slaughtered, they won’t make a sound, but when a horse falls over or when he kills the tiger, they will say, “Ohhh… poor animal”. What mechanism in the brain has been twisted around that makes us feel nothing for the loss of human life? Animal rights activists are trying to put animal life on par with human life, that’s fine and dandy, but human’s are animals too.
The idea of messing around with human genetics is kind of scary. Control our destiny, blah blah blah, maybe contribute to our own demise.
There are two interesting articles over at salon about the fast food industry. The first one is talking more about the industry itself, and the second is more of an interview with the author of a book critizing the industry.
I watched the proffesional tonite. I enjoyed it, I’m pretty sure it was the european version i saw (also known as leon). An action movie with a love story. Gary Oldman portrays the bad guy really well, the psychotic type that makes you want to hate him. Also managed to get some reading out of the way, getting ready for another onslaught of assignments next week. They approach fast and tend to catch me off guard, not this time.
Haven’t written anything in a few days. I had a fairly productive weekend, went to goldenwords on sunday for the first time in a couple weekends. I’m going to have an article published today. It’s the early morning, the paper won’t arrive for a few hours still. Went out and played squash tonite with a few friends, it’s always fun, although you end up sporting a few injuries that you didn’t think were possible. I went out curling last night with a team we have here. We ended up winning, it was pretty good. I made a double take-out in the last end that I didn’t think I was going to be able to make. That’s it for now, time to head off to bed.
Spent the better chunk of the day getting caught up on the sleep i missed during the week. Sometimes it’s great to just not set the alarm and wake up when your body tells you it’s time to wake up. I watched Payback last night and shawshank redemption this afternoon. Payback’s an alright movie, it’s kind of funny how you want him to win, even though the guy is a complete asshole. Shawshank is a great movie, one of my favourites. They do an especially good job making the actors grow older. It’s not just the looks, gradually adding more wrinkles and grey hair, it’s also the way they walk and move.
Dolphins kill their prey with sonic booms, cute friendly killers. Sometimes people talk until you die, or at least fall asleep.
Someday I’ll learn that it’s really hard on you to do your assignments the day before they’re due. It’s a good way to fry your brain. Of the two assignments due tomorrow, one is complete but not entirely correct and the other one is eight percent complete but correct as far as i can tell. Time to do a bit more and then head off to bed.