Monthly Archives: October 2004


So…I was watching the episode of Friends today where Joey becomes a minister for Chandler and Monica’s wedding. Zak has actually done it, he officiated a friend’s wedding back home a few years back. So I figured, what the hell? A few clicks later…and I’m now Reverand Brad Cauthers of the Universal Life Church. Sure, I COULD go to hell for this – but since I am now able to absolve sins, I’ll just make sure I forgive myself before I die. God bless the internet (wow, saying that actually DOES bless it now, that’s in my power too!) Go in peace, y’all.

Are Teachers Overpaid?

Okay, I’m REALLY pissed off right now. I just spent 10 minutes typing up a posting, and this bastard blog erased it on me. Regardless, I will do my best to try to reproduce it, since I love you all.

For some unknown reason, this is what, my fourth posting in 4 days? Since before this I’d only put up one every couple of weeks, this is a bit strange. Not exactly sure why it’s happening. Maybe it’s because I finally have something interesting to say. Well, I think I’m interesting.

One of my coworkers happened to be on and came across a very interesting article. ‘Oh look, here’s an article on teachers being overpaid’. More than enough to pique my interest, so I had a look. I agree with pretty well everything in the article, although I don’t think I would give teachers a 9/10 in terms of service to society. Granted, we’re important, but a lot of what we do could probably be self-taught or done by *ahem* parents. Given the opportunity, of course. However, I think you should all decide for yourself. Read it now! Here’s the link to the article:

Are Teachers Overpaid?

I’m going to put a copy of the article up on my website I think, since I’m pretty sure that link will die at some point. Until then, I will leave you with saying that this article is for those of you who think teachers punch in at 8:00 and punch out at 3:00. Bite me, moron, wake up.

Boys of October

Well, it’s 11:30 at night and – holy crap – the curse of the Bambino is dead! I never thought I’d see the day when I WANTED the Red Sox to win, but – go Boston! Like I said at the beginning of the game: they needed either Damon or Ramirez to smarten up and have a big game, and Johnny came through far bigger than I expected. All I need now is for Houston to take game 7 and we can see Clemens pitch in Boston for the World Series. I love baseball :) G’night!

I need a Babelfish 2

A day at the movies…

So, I forgot to mention in my last post that I went to go see Hero this weekend. For the second time since I’ve been here, I’ve been screwed by foreign films. Y’know what’s difficult? Trying to watch a film in one language with subtitles in another, when neither are languages you speak. I really enjoyed the movie, but I’m sure I would’ve enjoyed it more if I could speak spanish better – as it was I was able to understand most of what was going on, but I’m sure there are subtleties that I just didn’t get. Of course, seeing as I wouldn’t have been hearing it anyway even if it was subtitled in english, I’m sure I would have missed some things regardless. One of the downsides of foreign films, I think – no matter how much you get from one, you likely miss something because the intricacies of the languages are different. Unfortunate – maybe a Babelfish would help.