Friday, April 11, 2003
Posted 10:05 AM by Erik:
I changed the name back, because Brainville's a lot less clunky and big. Disposable Dixie Cup Drinkin' is a long title, and detracted from the esthetic quality of the page.
Also, a big thanks to Drizz for mentioning one of my posts on his blog. Though, the archive link doesn't seem to work for some reason. Maybe it's just Netscape and all of its shitacular performance.
Thursday, April 10, 2003
Posted 9:27 PM by Erik:
I've been awake for about thirteen hours now. You wanna know how many of said hours have been spent at the arcade? Eleven. I spent eleven hours at the arcade hanging out and playing DDR. ELEVEN FRICKIN' HOURS. DDR Extreme's a lot more addictive than any other mix of DDR. Maybe it has to do with all the green. That's probably why weed's so addictive too- all that green. Not entirely sure how much I played, but I think I spent somewhere in the range of fifteen to twenty-five bucks. Half-price Thursdays at CyberZone are the greatest thing in the history of the universe.
Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Posted 11:17 PM by Erik:
Facial Expression Ban
This is definitely one of the more absurd bits of news to be released recently. Generally, people don't plan out and force their facial expressions- they come naturally as an instant result of hearing something shocking, or, in a lot of cases, stupid. No one has a right to control what kind of expression I make with my face. If I were working for a company, they could tell me to stop making faces or I'm fired, but that's because it's their place of employment and my right to my own body isn't violated. However, the government's proper purpose is to protect everyone's individual liberties, and trying to control what a person does entirely with their own body, and theirs alone, is definitely not protecting anyone's rights.
Posted 5:54 PM by Erik:
Yep, I changed the name. I've gotten back in to listening to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot again, and the idea to change the name struck me while in the car. You know- in the car listening to Wilco. Because I'm cool.
Monday, April 07, 2003
Posted 4:51 PM by Erik:
You know when you're in a quiet room like the doctor's reception area, and you think of something funny, but don't want to laugh? Then that just makes it all the more hilarious, and you have to hold back? I broke. I thought of the King of the Hill episode where Connie runs in and says "Mom, Bobby said he likes me, but he's not in like with me," and it was funny. Not funny enough to laugh out loud at, until I started thinking about how I shouldn't laugh out loud. Then I started cracking up. Of course, then I had to quickly explain to the woman in the orthodontist's office why I was laughing. I probably looked drugged up. After that, I almost did it again thinking about how I cracked up. Sad.
Sunday, April 06, 2003
Posted 12:12 PM by Erik:
There seems to be a very common misconception involving the "right" to education. According to DNA_Master:
now THIS is a load of BS in itself. EVERYONE has a right to a basic education. This is why Australia's system works so well. EVERY SINGLE AUSTRALIAN has an education up to grade 10. Further education is always avaliable, no matter the econimic background, so this means there are EQUAL OPPORTUINTIES for EVERYBODY.
The problem is that a great deal of people share this view. However, the notion that anyone has a right to education shows either a lack of understanding regarding the concept "rights," or a misunderstanding of what education is. A right is inalienable- it is inherently your own, and you are free to act on it without anyone's permission. Education is a service, it must be provided by someone. Essentially, if some people have the right to education, then they are free to enslave the educators in order to obtain this education, but there can't be a right to violate rights- it negates the very principle that rights are founded on.
Men have the right to pursue an education, just as they have the right to the pursuit of happiness, property, and the like. However, saying people have a right to education itself is idiocy.