Archive | February, 2013
28 Feb

This is the greatest thing ever.

Velociriot!

“The Blue Ear is going to Gotham!” boasts a WMUR news story aired four days ago. Who is Blue Ear? He’s a Marvel superhero created last spring after the company received an email from Christina D’Allesandro of Salem, NH. D’Allesandro is mom to five year-old Anthony Smith, who has no hearing in his right ear and hearing loss in his left. She wrote Marvel last spring when Smith (then just four years old) told her he didn’t want to wear his hearing aid anymore.

When D’Allesandro asked her son why, he said, “Superheroes don’t wear blue ears.”

How wrong he was. In response to D’Allesandro’s email, Tom Brevoort (Marvel’s senior vice president and executive editor) told D’Allesandro to tell her son that superheroes really do wear hearing aids: during his limited solo series in the 1980s, Hawkeye (a key member of the Avengers) lost his hearing. Brevoort said that…

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A closer look at an over-used pick-up line.

24 Feb

So we have all heard that a pick-up line whether you are the object at which that pick-up line is directed or you are someone who (and bless your poor poor innocent mind if you do) thinks that pick-up lines are a legit way to actually get a person to talk to you for more than a few minutes. The most used pick-up line would have to be “did it hurt?” and to this you are supposed to answer with a polite but innocent “what?”. When we all know that the most appropriate answer is “Why are you talking to me about physical harm?”. Well if you answer with accordance to the social norm then the reply from the person who initiated the line will be “when you fell from the sky, because you are an angel”. The social normative response to that is perhaps a smile, followed by maybe a thank you and a brisk signal to your group of friend (and I do wish you are not alone if someone approaches you with this line)  to get out and get out now! O.k. so maybe you don’t really leave but at least a distance between you and the person from where these word came from is created (friends are very handy when it comes to creating a barrier).

Now why we are all here for this pick up line. The jest of this line is to make the recipient of the attention feel flattered because the person who began the communication is either comparing you to and angel in beauty or stating that you are in fact an angel based on the one minute to lets hope it has not been more than a minute since they have noticed you (I will point that if a person notices you for longer than a minute and you and that person are not constant regulars at the place where the line came to be said then the risk of having a stalker may be real.). Right so we have the basics down, now lets look at the line part by part. You, in the eyes of this person, are a “fallen angel”. Can we think of all of the angels that have been known to “fall” from heaven? Yup, Lucifer! Whoot you are now being compared to what most major religions believe to be the devil.  Angels do not fall from heaven they get expelled or thrown out.

I am not saying that this is the intent of the line or the person who decides to use it but come on people the internet is all around us, Supernatural has been largely blogged on tumblr.com and well there are those who have heard the Bibble? well anyways the next time you are thinking of using that line, DON’T! if you are the recipient of that line, now you know hoe to respond if you want to feel offended or if you would like to educate the poor poor innocent souls who decide to use such pick-up lines.

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This is a Supernatural reference, just so you know.

The woes of an introvert

24 Feb

Introversion can be misunderstood for shyness and while it is a side effect, shyness is not introversion. Just to clear things out this is not a psychological article at all. This is just me talking about a day where I encounter more than my usual amount of people. I must say people exhaust me. I enjoy people, don’t get me wrong I love to hang out with friends and new people. Fortunately or unfortunately I have began to meet new people just a few weeks ago and just leaving my house to meet someone new makes me tired. I wish it did not because I do enjoy meeting new people but alone time is well deserved after a meeting.  That is all I have for this post so may the universe conspire to make your life prosperous.

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A review of Warm Bodies (the movie)

21 Feb

So notice how attractive this zombie is compared to other zombie movies.

                                 Ok I have not written in a while but here is my review of warm bodies. For those who are not aware or have not seen the trailers, the premise of the movie is that sometime in the near future a zombie infestation will happen. I know that has been done before; and to that I say yes but in this movie zombies decay to the point of losing all human aesthetics.  The lead zombie happens to fall in-love with a non-zombie girl, with influences in the survivors’’ corner of the world. This attraction causes a reversal of the initial zombie instinct which is to feed on humans. While this has never been seen before I must admit it created funny moment and while the action scenes could have used, I don’t know action it was not a bad movie.

                Now here is what I think the message of the movie is: People should not lose their humanity, those who became zombies lost their humanity because of the virus. To counter that the survivors also lost part of their humanity by closing themselves off and having experienced the harsh fact that their world filled with friends and family is never to return. So to a degree this movie gives hope that the zombie apocalypse will be nothing more than an infestation from which humans will adapt and prosper like we have done in the past.

               Aside from the psychological reasons as to why and how humans would react in such a situation, I have to say that the lack of communication in our current world. Everyone is fixated on their computers of handheld devices and often we forget to make an effort to interact with real people, you know the ones that you can actually touch if it were not so very creepy to just reach out and touch someone’s face to make sure they are in-fact there. So in other words prevent the zombie apocalypse by being somewhat proactive about meeting people, I am not saying turn yourself into a social butterfly and mingle, because I would not do that. But please if you read this set a goal talk to someone face to face and in real life if only for a few minutes or just someone new. Do not lose your humanity because all that makes us unique and human is our ability to communicate with various degrees of complexity.  So yeah, How I jumped from ‘Warm Bodies’ to the need for people to have more real life and time human interaction does not even makes sense to me. But all I know is that this is what I feel and therefore I can say this here.