Wednesday, September 26, 2007


My nose is bleeding.

Friday, September 21, 2007


If you've known me for any amount of time, then you're quite aware of my love for puns. It is, perhaps, true that I overuse this literary device, but can you blame me? I mean, come on! Puns are everywhere. Not to mention, they're funny. One of my favorites is the visual pun. In high school, I actually carried around a picture which I used to answer questions. I'd pull it out when ever possible just to get a laugh.

Teacher: "Did you do your homework, Mr. Schwirian?"
Me: (pulling image from my pocket) "A frayed knot..."

Another classic story was related to me by a friend. He described a situation where one of his professors walked into class threw his test papers on the ground and stood on top of them saying "Today, we're going to go over the test".

Bravo, I say. Bravo!
I hope this entry hasn't been too pungent.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

That's good internet!

I don't often come across a blog that screams "READ ME!" but I've been fortunate enough to find several fantastic blogs. Yesterday, I stumbled across a one such blog. Check it out. Seriously. If you like the bullshit I write, you'll love Hobo Teacher. I recommend this entry to get your feet wet, but I've red several and I've yet to dislike any. This guy is an asshole, but more importantly, he's smart. Just my kind of person.

Here are links to the other assholes I read on a daily basis:
James R. Mitchener's The Mitchener Mind
Scott Adams' The Dilbert Blog

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Agenda Setting

It's common knowledge that the media often dictates topics of political discourse. This manipulation is called agenda setting. These hot topics are seldom of any real importance to the American Public, however, much time is devoted to debating them. I'm sure you can think of a few of these topics.

How far can this go? Imagine the next presidential debate. How do you think the candidates might respond to a question like "Should Paris Hilton have served more time for her crimes?" or "Isn't Katie Holms too young for Tom Cruise?"

Saturday, September 15, 2007

US Foreign Policy is a lot like football...

Football is played all over the world - Europe, South America, Africa... EVERYWHERE... Americans think we're the best. We call our teams the world champions, but in the end, we're not even playing the same game.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Today, we had an assignment to define various characteristics in a way that can be measured. My group left class early, so I was forced to find new partners. They welcomed me and we began. Our first word was “dominance”. The first definition I gave was the likelihood to ignore other people’s suggestions. The guy in my new found group clearly had dominance prior to my joining. He promptly shot down my idea saying dominance does not imply that you’re an asshole. I decided to let it slide and let him keep his dominant role, but I felt he did a good job of demonstrating my point.