Friday, June 17, 2005
DJ Darth Vader
I'm not at all ashamed to admit that it's going to take me a little time to master the fine art of blogging. I have lots of great ideas, but it's a matter of knowing how to put your thoughts into action. I've spent the majority of my life being somewhat technophobic, so the sad truth is that a 3 year old could easily run circles around me in this arena. But, if nothing else, it may be interesting to see if I ever figure out what the hell is going on exactly. I've read these damned Blogger help topics a few times already, and it's like trying to teach physics to a crackhead.
Anyway, I wanted to post a little something for people who are into Star Wars and/or turntablism. I had to say and/or, because I'm not sure if there is much of a crossover audience there. This is pretty interesting for just about anyone though...I must admit I never knew Darth Vader had such skills. Click http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=10890 to find ot what the hell I'm talking about...
The one news story I can't get out of my mind today is about that evil bastard who allegedly molested thousands and thousands of children. How can there possibly be a punishment suitable for such a tremendous crime? This guy already had 2 prior convictions, but was granted plenty of free time to continue serially raping teenagers and children by our "justice system". Rapists and pedophiles too often are not given the sentencing that they truly deserve. Our system clearly does not know how to rehabilitate people who engage in this conduct either, and they continually re-offend.
I'm not advocating for or against this, but a woman in South Africa has invented an anti-rape device that women can insert like a tampon. Interestingly, it is primarily women in South Africa who are most strongly opposed to the device (according to the news article I read, anyway). I won't say anything more to bias you for or against this invention, but I will find the link and post it here tomorrow.