Friday, July 24th, 2009 09:19 pm
forchancookie: (Think of the Children!)
I was poking around on CNN.com and stumbled across this article, The four grossest kid health problems. Well, it doesn't lie! It's gross! Sure it comes from Parenting magazine, but it comes off as Four More Reasons You Shouldn't Breed! *shudders* Don't worry. I won't. x_x

The Rick Roll

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 12:34 pm
forchancookie: (I Wanna Rock!)
If you don't know what a Rick Roll is, you're obviously not getting around enough on the. Never fear though, The Guardian has written an article about it and it's adoption by anonymous in the fight against Scientology. It mentions its predecessor, the Duckroll, which I'll admit I've never heard of. Anyway, it's funny to read a newspaper article about a meme.

And as long as we're on the subject, someone had posted this link. It's a video of a college basketball game getting Rick Rolled. The cheerleaders dance and sing along and some guy dressed up like Rick Astley dances all around the gym. If you can stand a deliberate Rick Roll, it's funny.

You know...I've started to watch the video on purpose and sing along x_x Then I Rick Rolled Phish to try and pass it along, but it's still in my head! Arrgh! Never gonna...give you up! X_x

Giggle of the Day

Thursday, February 14th, 2008 05:30 pm
forchancookie: (Zero from Outerspace)
I ended up reading an agony aunt column and found this question...which just amuses me terribly:

Prejudice Against Cartoons?

DEAR MARGO: I am a 20-year-old college student and an anime fan in a relatively conservative household. My family is intolerant of other cultures. Here's how my family sees my hobby: "Japanese b.s." Here is the crux of my problem: I had decided to save money for some anime that was only available online. I had the money in my hand, which was a gift from this Christmas. When my parents found out, they refused to allow me to purchase the products because I am "becoming un-American." (I should note at this point that I am a dependent because I am a full-time student.) I would like to know what I should do to let them know I am not un-American.


DEAR TRY: Try making your case this way: The word "anime" comes from animation, which was, of course, perfected by ... Walt Disney, great American! Though anime was popularized in Japan, computerization is key, not Japanese culture. As for your parents' bias, you might tell them your interest in this is no more disloyal to America than driving a Toyota, eating French cheese or wearing Italian shoes. Tell them you are in favor of a global economy and they should applaud your embracing all of mankind. (I don't know that you can re-educate them, but I gave it my best shot.)



Dude! You have to write in to a newspaper column to figure out how to put your big kid pants on and buy some anime? *shakes head* So sad, so sad, no wonder otaku are always given a bad name.
forchancookie: (Say What?)
Dark and I were discussing the Scientology protests yesterday and she asked what Scientology's deal was with their war on Psychiatryy. In a Time article I read, it says that psychiatry is one of Scientology's biggest competitors and they've set up a front group to go to war with psychiatry and discredit various psychiatrists and drug makers who produce anti-depressants. They call themselves "psychbusters" and they're actually responsible for hurting the sales of Prozac at some point in the late 80s/early 90s. Essentially, they're trying to replace medicine with their googly moogly. After all, why let their members pay a doctor for treatment when they can siphon off that money into their own pockets?

Now, it's not enough that I just say this and quote a Times article. Let's hear it from the horse's mouth: Scientology Leader David Miscavige Explains COS Plans To “Obliterate” Psychiatry. Here we have the head of Scientology spewing out his plans of war with Psychiatrists and an auditorium full of people cheering and eating it up. The speech is littered with Scientology speak and at first I wondered if I was even listening to English. I have to wonder how anyone can keep a straight face while going on about "LRH Technologies". It really is crazy talk on the grandest of scales. Ah Scientology, how you never cease to bring the WTF.

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