last king of scotland

albeit it was a great performance my scot whitaker, the last king of scotland just had this eerie, suspicious feel throughout the entire movie, which creeped me out like mad. although it followed historical events, the story of the protagonist was complete fiction, although some of his actions were real, but performed by different individuals. its a serious-drama intense movie with a geopolitical feel, but i wish that the director would've drove home the story of african genocides, because even today they are rampant, and hollywood seems to be one of the best avenues to get the message out there unfortunately.
google has done a very impressive job taking advantage of the internet and all of its services. what used to be a simple internet search engine, has expanded its services to include things such as google service packages, website creators, blogs (obviously) and its on the cutting edge of the future of the workplace.
but this one step is a step too far, by pushing medical patients to place their records online to be viewable by third-parties. hellooooo spam mail. however, i can't knock google TOO much, because it is completely voluntary, and it is a subtle maneuver by google for a much larger cause, but we'll just have to wait and see.

this song is boss

have you ever heard of the band neutral milk hotel? they're an indie-acoustic band from louisiana, and i think that they're absolutely amazing. especially one song, "king of carrot flowers part 1," which to this day i don't really know exactly what they're talking about, but i nobody seems to know really. but SO many people have heard of this song, and when i send it to my friends, they think its really awesome too, which makes me wonder what the difference between these indie bands and mainstream bands is. i mean obviously, they're independent which means they don't have a label to tool them, but this song is. fantastic.

take a listen.

When you were young you were the king of carrot flowers
And how you built a tower tumbling through the trees
In holy rattlesnakes that fell all around your feet

And your mom would stick a fork right into daddy's shoulder
And your dad would throw the garbage all across the floor
As we would lay and learn what each other's bodies were for

And this is the room one afternoon I knew I could love you
And from above you how I sank into your soul
Into that secret place where no one dares to go

And your mom would sink until she was no longer speaking
And dad would dream of all the different ways to die
Each one a little more than he could dare to try
honestly i should care more about these things, and i used to be a staunch advocate of defending my rights, but now i just feel that this is a battle that none of us can win. both of these articles point blame at each other's factions, liberal and conservative respectively, but partisanship has absolutely destroyed our legislative processes which entrenches debate on whos' to blame rather than how to solve a problem. i personally point the finger of blame on, everybody to an extent. i blame congressmen for bending over to lobbyists of the various telecoms and for trying to make themselves feel better by reassuring themselves that this isn't their fault, i blame the bush administration for their incredible, yet immoral, agenda built on fear (which soothes the american people into giving up their personal liberties for the sake of national security), and i blame the american people for buying into this state of fear and not doing anything about it.

now i may sound uber hypocritical here, but honestly, there are bigger issues at hand in my opinion, than FISA. even though this debate may explode into the whole personal freedom vs national security issue, i can guarantee you that it won't, and thats what matters. we should debate from the top-down, instead of the bottom-up, because no one is brave/intelligent enough to argue such a controversial topic.

sunflower seeds

i love 'em. they're so delicious. makes me wonder who thought to eat these things. who was like, "dude. a seed. i bet you if i crack it open with my teeth there will be a prize waiting for me inside. oh wait. do you know what would make this even better? flavoring it with stuff such as ranch, bbq and original! (i still to this day don't know what original tastes like, well i know what it tastes like, but i don't know what its made of, and even if i did i still wouldn't know.)" anyways, whoever had that epiphany (probably sitting on a toilet on the roof ((scrubs reference anyone?))) is freakin' awesome. because they are delicious and are apparently high in vitamin E phosphorus and magnesium. isn't that sweet? and its a natural source of fiber, zinc, and folic acid. which is good for your metabolism apparently.

and theres something about kids safety here too, because i know the heimlich maneuver.

response to net neutrality.

its honestly not surprising that the government is placing lousy restrictions on the interwebs (i have a low opinion of our government if you couldn't tell. and if you can't tell, then you're silly) and contorting the meaning of the first amendment in order to sell out to the broadband companies such as at&t (whom i also hate. except verizon. because their service is money). unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be enough support for deregulating the internet, and i'm not surprised at all, considering that there are more pressing issues for america to answer, like whether or not we'll get our tv writers back or not (seriously. i want heroes to come back on. like now)

but in all seriousness, despite the fact that our congressmen/women (thats the last time you'll see me do that) think that the internet is a "series of tubes" (which may ironically enough be a witty metaphor)the bigger question here is when will we the american people get pissed to the point that we demand the rights guaranteed by our first amendment? (answer. never. and that sounded really corny. like the end of presidential speeches corny. woahhh i can't believe i stooped to that level. i apologize)