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Gallup poll finds congressional approval at all-time low

In Political on December 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

On Dec. 15, Gallup released a study that found that the vast majority of American citizens disapprove of Congress. 83% of those polled felt that members of the House and Senate were/are failing to do their jobs. Only 13% approve. That number is the lowest congressional approval rating since Gallup began tracking suck figures in 1975.

I may or may not pen a short rant about this later, but right now I’d like to see what my readership has to say. Posting here or on Facebook is more the sufficient.

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Thoughts on TIME’s Person of the Year

In Curious Notions on December 16, 2010 at 12:11 am

The Blogger with a copy of the Dec. 13, 2010 issue of TIME which featured Julian Assange on the cover. Photo by Jeremia Schrock/Bagheera Face

Mark Zuckerberg was chosen as TIME magazines Person of the Year 2010. He was chosen by the magazines editorial staff for his hugely important creation: Facebook. While TIME contemplated who their winner would be, they allowed internet users to vote in an online poll. The list was varied and covered the globe. Such personalities readers could vote for included Hamid Karzai, Glen Beck and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (of Park51 mosque fame) to name a few.

The Readers Choice Person of the Year was Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. He, obviously, was not the choice of TIME’s editorial staff. Why?

The reasons for choosing Zuckerberg are obvious: Not a day goes by where I, for one, fail to check my Facebook. I use it for chat, email and to spread the word about interesting shit that goes on in the world. I, and the majority of my 200+ friends, do the same. Just this past week, a Facebook intern mapped out over 10 million user connections. The results are incredible. Not only is world geography easily discernible on the map, but political boundaries are visible, as well. If the internet is the road system of the world, then Facebook is it’s users vehicle of choice.

Why not Assange? That remains a mystery. A majority of TIME users voted for him. If you check the link on Assange above you’ll see that he had 130K more votes then then closets runner-up. D.E. Wittkower, writing for the Wall Street Journal, published an interesting article today (Dec. 15) on this same question. His response was that while Assange may impact the world in the future (maybe 2011 is his year), Zuckerberg has impacted the world now. That, my friends, is the difference.

While it is fair to say that Assange has impacted the world, he and his organization have not yet become a daily part of our lives. Yes, he has recieved plenty of press coverage and yes, world governments are keeping an incredibly close eye on him. But, do we check WikiLeaks everyday to see what else has been leaked? Do we Google “Julian Assange” or “WikiLeaks” every morning after our coffee or tea? No. Not yet. That is why Assange failed to receieve the “official” nod from TIME; because we, as internet users, have failed to take WikiLeaks as seriously as the US, Britsh, and Swedish governments have. Assange is deserving, but our spirit is weak.

Things Not to Say in Bed

In Culture, Humor on December 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

A few days ago, I posed a Facebook status that read: “Things Not to Say in Bed #1: ‘This…is my boomstick.'”

Over the course of the next day, several of my friends added their own quips to the list and this is the result.

The Lincoln Hotel in Butte, MT. This place has plenty of beds. Photo by Jeremia Schrock

Things Not to Say in Bed

  1. This is my boomstick.
  2. Are you in yet? (Greg)
  3. You don’t have anything do you? (Sam)
  4. Where is it? [From Duke Nukem] (Craig)
  5. I kick ass and use condoms and I’m all outta condoms. (Sam)
  6. Shake it, baby. (Craig)
  7. Head Shot! (James)
  8. You’re almost as good as my ex! (Gibb)
  9. You woke me up for that? (Heather)

Two posts were also made that I thought deserved special attention:

Laurel: “As a girl, I have to say that’s actually something TO say in bed. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a Cleansweep instead of a Firebolt.”
Brenna: “What if the girl is really into Army of Darkness?”

Oddly enough, only one woman joined in with an actual submission. The others were all guys. So, a question to everyone: What do you think that means?

Laurel: “As a girl, I have to say that’s actually something TO say in bed. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a Cleansweep instead of a Firebolt.”