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August 19, 2010

No Zombie Outbreak? Really?

I think this goes back to when the three of us started hanging out together, but I became fascinated (and a little horrified) with the zombie outbreak theory. Zombie movies and games were added to my list, and I secretly calculated my chances of survival during a zombie outbreak. I played several games and took quizzes that gave me my survival chance if there ever were an outbreak. I usually did pretty well, and was pretty confident in my abilities. However, the inherent problem with those sorts of things is that we actually have no standard to base these things on; there has never actually been a zombie outbreak, so we have no idea what their capabilities are, just theories. Anyone who has watched zombie movies or played zombie games knows that they all differ in the abilities the zombies possess. In some zombies can run, in others they can't. The list goes on forever.
Anyhow, a few days ago I found something on cracked.com that pretty much squashes all possibilities of a real outbreak:


Admittedly, I was a little disappointed because I really am curious to see if I would survive a real outbreak. To help reassure everyone, I was more relieved because the article makes total sense, most of them I never even thought of. Leave it to Hollywood to plant ideas in my head. Damn you!!!

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August 16, 2010

Wow, How Could This NOT Have Been in Return of the Jedi?!?!?!

After checking my e-mail today, I typically check the five or so "hot" stories that MSN puts up on their site. One of them was the "Lost Scene from Return of the Jedi." Naturally, I had to check it out. To be succinct, it was short, but AWESOME!!!
I was originally going to link to the MSN site that has the video, but I found it on YouTube. Watch, and enjoy:

EDIT: I had to find the video again from the MSN link, Lucasfilm called copyrights and had it yanked from YouTube. So click here for Jedi goodness.

In all likelihood, you've already seen this Will. Thought I would put it up anyway, since it leaks awesomeness.

Ninja McFear out.

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August 11, 2010

This is the Worst, Dumbest, and Most Idiotic Shit I've Ever Seen

Okay, a couple things here. First off, I realized the other day it's been a while since I've done a Hot or Not, and I've actually got an idea for one. Hopefully that'll be up in the next few days or so. The next is the reason why I made this post. I was on digg.com this morning and found a link to "The Top 50 Saturday Morning Cartoons." It brought back some memories and a hell of a lot of nostalgia. I was having a pretty good time until I got to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Before I continue, let me be perfectly clear when I say that Ninja Turtles was one of the best cartoons to ever hit the air waves. I was really excited until I saw the video they posted:

My only reaction was "Was the hell was that shit?" I did some research, and apparently in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Ireland and Scandinavia, the word "ninja" is too closely associated with horrendous amounts of violence, and thus changed the name. A bunch of bullshit, if you ask me. Nobody knows how much violence ninjas have imparted upon this world, because nobody has really seen a ninja. They only see the aftermath, and assume is was a group of highly skilled shadow warriors (or just one).
They could have also done a better job with the editing, as this was a GIANT PIECE OF HORSE SHIT!!!

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August 7, 2010

Oh yeah, this is happening. Hello again Heather.

I dunno, this doesn't look terrible from what little there is here.

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August 5, 2010

To Leave, or Not to Leave?

Hope all is well with everyone, since we don't get to see each other anymore. Anyhow, I made the realization late last night (actually, early this morning) that my life hasn't really gone anywhere since I finished the Credential Program three years ago, and everyone else I know has moved on, started careers and families, and everything I basically have yet to do. Shit, I still live with my parents.
It was a mistake to think about this too deeply while I was trying to sleep, but that sudden realization kept me up for the next couple hours. I think I fell asleep as the sun was rising this morning. As I was trying to sleep, I decided the first thing I would do when I awoke was to look for jobs. I would first start with districts in California, then move on to neighboring states. I had a little luck, there's a school in Saratoga that needs a Fifth grade teacher and a school in Santa Clara that needs a Second and Third grade teacher. I took some time to check out each school's website and Google the area to see what the neighborhood looked like. I wasn't impressed by either school, and this school in Santa Clara has some weird-ass rules. There were some other reasons that put me off this school, which may raise some eyebrows.
I almost applied for both jobs, but then I got to thinking about other things. The first of these was the fact that I would have to move. Ever since I started my teaching career (I suppose I can call it that, though there's no real career to speak of for now) I always visioned that I would be teaching here in Sacramento, whether it's for Sac City or Elk Grove or wherever. It's always what I saw when I thought of myself teaching in a classroom with my own room and my own kids. Everything I know is here; my family (most of them) is here, my friends (most of them) are here, I don't know anywhere else.
The second of these was that all my connections are here too, I know a lot of people in Sac City and Elk Grove that can help get me jobs, and if things go sour out there, then I could be up a shit creek. I see a high possibility of each of the jobs I mentioned being cut at the end of next year. But what if this job is a stepping stone for something else, something that could get me back to Sacramento? Another drawback to working for another district is that I would have to build up my seniority again, which would suck.
If I stay here, I could continue to build my connections and create a giant network of colleagues that could get me a job anywhere here in Sacramento, which is very appealing. I have also put great consideration into going back to school to get my Masters Degree in Education, which is also very appealing. These were a couple ideas I thought of, things I could do in the mean time until the economy and things start turning around.
I know that I have said Sacramento is a giant shithole, which I still believe. I've always had this love/hate relationship with Sacramento. I hate it here because there isn't shit to do, but my whole life is here. Perhaps it's time I take my life somewhere else...

Anyway, hope things are well with your jobs and things. I bet it's nice getting an actual paycheck and benefits, as well as having your own place and all that other good stuff.

Also, where's Geoff?

EDIT: Oh man, I just Googled (and used the street view this time) the schools that have openings. No wonder they need teachers; one of them is in the ghetto (or at least what looks like a ghetto) and the other is in an underdeveloped area with a lot of empty house lots. I got some serious thinking to do...

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