Archive for September, 2008
It kinnda bothers me when someone says “bless you” after I sneeze. I never really know how to reply. I don’t really think that I’m in my death throes or any other peril that would need a blessing. Besides even if I were I don’t think I would benefit from it.
When someone else sneeze I am at more of a loss. Sometimes I’ll say “bless you” purely on reflex. Sometimes I just ignore it, but I feel kind of rude doing so.
I’d like to know what you think, please take my poll and feel free to add comments
Poll: Does it bother you when someone says “Bless you” after you sneeze?
I like most people have been worried about McCain and Palin. Really the scenario I most worry about is they get elected, and then she preforms some sort of soul stealing or mind control ritual on McCain (assuming he has either left at the end of the campaign). I guess its more likely that he will slip in the shower while she’s looking for the Orb of K’Thul. In any event I guess what I’m worried the most about is having Palin in control of the country. Her legacy as mayor and governor show that we may look back on the Bush-Cheney administration as the “good ol’ days” when government was more transparent.
But on the other hand we must remember that McCain has a very long history of not being president.
I can’t believe they finaly switched it on. Its not everyday that the grandest scientific experiment goes online. I can wait to start hearing to wonders that this machine will discover. What technologies will this lead to? What questions will it answer? What new questions will it pose?
This day may not be a date that will be remembered like July 20th 1969, but it will be a day that changes to world.
Still there are those that are fearful of what it will do. Their fear are unfounded but it does beg the question why are people afraid of science?
Science has been misused; nuclear bombs, bio and chemical weapons. This is not a problem with science, it is a problem with humanity. When fire fas first created, Im sure there were those who huddled in the dark out of fear of this new discovery. We must not let our fears overshadow our curiosity and spirit of discovery.
I truly do love elections, and I also love the Olympics. Both come a round every four years, and I look forward to them with anticipation each time.
Then they arrive and the reality sets in; bad calls by referees and bad decisions by voters. Then the allegations of cheating (most likely well founded in both).
Then the repetition sets it; how many times can I watch them run in a circle, how many times can I see that ad. The Olympics luckily end before really turning me sour. Then its just the election.
Then the dirt flies; attack ads, name calling, ad hominem attacks. After months of wading through the sewage it really becomes hard to care anymore, but we do. We trudge through any weather, and wait in long lines. We punch the holes in the cards, go home and watch the results.
With both democracy and athletic competition, the highest ideals of each is why we all care. Even when those ideas become veiled, it is our collective belief in those ideals that keeps us coming back.
I go and create the most heavily armed blog in the world, capable of destroying other blogs, and I still haven’t gotten one comment, most likely because no one is reading it. Someone told me I would get readers if I posted something worth reading. I don’t see how if no one is reading it anyways, how would they know if I have posted anything worth reading.
Besides being insightful is hard.