"IF GOD WANTED TWO GAYS TO MARRY HE WOULD HAVE MADE ONE OF THEM A WOMAN!" --Jeff Goldstein
well, i finally saw episode III, and i have to say i'm slightly disappointed. it was far better, in my opinion, than episodes I and II, but not nearly as good as it could have or should have been. there were far to many stupid attempts at humor and too much cheesy dialogue for it to be a truly good movie. the computer "assisted" lightsaber fights were more extreme, but less realistic than before. luckily, jar jar only had two appearances that i remember, and he never talked.
final verdict: worth watching. i wouldn't pay for it more than once, though (twice if you count the dvd). george lucas has redeemed himself for one of the first two episodes, but not for both. since i'm in a generous mood, i'll even let him decide which one gets to be redeemed.
Posted by Daniel at 00:45
i think. i'm getting over a pretty nasty cold right now, said cold being part of the reason i haven't been updating. i do plan on keeping up with this blog, but not as regularly as usual. definitely a few times a week at least, though.
on that note, tomorrow is the declaration of the bab, a baha'i holiday.
Posted by Daniel at 22:09
find a soldier and thank them for keeping this country, and others around the work, free.
this may end up double-posted, because either my computer or blogger was having problems. or maybe both. if so, oh well... have an even happier armed forces day. especially those of you in the armed forces. thank you.
Posted by Daniel at 18:14
for now, at least. as of around 17:00 PST yesterday, when i was handed a nice little case to put my diploma in, i am done with college. grad school will happen at some point, but for now i'm taking some time off, and hopefully making some money to pay back student loans.
on that note, or maybe one that's totally unrelated, mark steyn rocks. (h/t powerline)
Posted by Daniel at 21:35
which is fairly good timing, because i am definitely done. finished my last final at about 10 this morning. it kind of sucked. we had to write about what the different paradigms of IPE (such as rational choice, liberal, feminist, structuralist, mercantilist, etc.) would view porn. it was interesting, to say the least. but it's done now. and i think i'll get at least a B in that class, so i'm happy. the end for now.
Posted by Daniel at 12:37
every time i think i'm done with quizzes, somebody--in this case emily--pulls out another one. which means that i'm doing those instead of homework. oh well. i'd be doing something other than homework anyways... she just made my job easier.
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Posted by Daniel at 13:13
"Teachers are either enthusiastic or unsuccessful. Teachers are not all unsuccessful. Therefore there are enthusiastic teachers." that statement can be expressed and proven in symbolic logic as follows, using Tx to represent Teachers, Ex to represent Enthusiastic, and Ux to represent Unsuccessful; also, pretend that the 3 in (3x) is actually a backwards "E", and that the greater than symbol is more of a horse shoe:
1. (x) [Tx > (Ex v Ux)]
2. (3x) (Tx * ~Ux) / (3x) (Tx * Ex)
3. Ta * ~Ua 2 Existential Instantiation
4. Ta > (Ea v Ua) 1 Universal Instantiation
5. Ta 3 Simplification
6. ~Ua * Ta 3 Commutation
7. ~Ua 6 Simp.
8. Ea v Ua 4, 5 Modus Ponens
9. Ua v Ea 8 Comm.
10. Ea 9, 7 Disjunctive Syllogism
11. Ta * Ea 5, 10 Conjunction
12. (3x) (Tx * Ex) 11 Existential Generalization
fun stuff, eh? and that's one of the shorter ones... one of the homework problems is supposed to take 26 steps.
on that note, i had a very strange dream last night. have you ever had one of those dreams where you're at a location you know, only not really? for example, you're your house, but everything about it is different? i definitely had one of those last night. i don't remember the whole thing, unfortunately, because it was fairly interesting. it took place at whitworth (only it wasn't really whitworth), in Mac and BJ (only they weren't really Mac and BJ) and the space between it (not real either). and it involved several characters from the show "boy meets world", and some other people that i knew but don't remember now. and i didn't even have anything weird to eat.
also, a belated happy 21st birthday to ben tkach, a quality individual, and to my mother, whose age shall remain unspecified.
Posted by Daniel at 12:00
they are fun. especially when used in conjunction with either apple or pomegranate tobacco. which taste really good. one of the guys from security came down to hassle us, but once we had established that what we were smoking was, in fact, tobacco, he told us a story about how he had lived in seattle for six years. i'm not entirely sure of the significance of that, if there is any. and now it's time to brush my teeth and go to bed, so i can get up and do homework tomorrow.
Posted by Daniel at 00:27