October 30, 2008
Okay, here's my question to proponents of California Proposition 8: What are some of the bad things that could happen if couples of the same sex are allowed to marry? I've heard people express the opinion that it shouldn't be allowed, and I've even heard them give reasons, but I've never heard anyone speak of any consequences of allowing same-sex marriages.
I think this is an important question. It's fine to express a dislike of something, but if nothing bad will ever come of it, I would have a hard time justifying enacting legislation to stop it.
I did read an article that expressed the feelings of a married couple who felt that marriage should be about having babies. They claimed to not have any problems accepting gay couples, but they felt that marriage should only be between a man and a woman because its purpose is to create offspring. I don't agree with that opinion, but I would still like to hear them word their opposition to gay marriage in terms of possible bad future consequences.
If the purpose of marriage is to create offspring, then maybe they are concerned about the human population? If so, do they really think that the human race will be wiped out if some married couples do not produce children? I just don't get it.
Please name some bad things that could happen if gays are given the same opportunity to marry as everyone else.
October 29, 2008
How to Meet Your Older Self
What do you think of this time travel scenario?
I would like to see what my life might possibly be like 20 years in the future. I invent a time machine, set it to the year 2028, and go there. When I arrive, I find that no one has seen me for 20 years. I realize that I have skipped all of those intervening years with the help of my time machine, so no wonder they haven't seen me.
In order to be able to meet my 61 year old self, I go back to 30 minutes before I left and watch my younger self prepare the time machine for the trip to the future. When he isn't looking, I sabotage his time machine so that it no longer works.
He is visibly upset, but eventually he leaves the room, presumably to continue on with his life.
I set my time machine for 2028 again and look up my 61 year old self. We have a conversation about how the past 20 years have gone for him. Things have gone well, but he's upset that he never got a chance to time travel. I tell him that I'll set that right -- I just wanted to meet my 61 year old self once and learn about a few of the pitfalls I need to watch out for.
I thank him and head back to 35 minutes before I had originally left. I wait for 5 minutes until I see a previous version of myself show up -- the saboteur.
I sneak up on him and tap him on the shoulder. He's surprised to see me, but I tell him that I've already gone into the future, and met the 61 year old version of ourselves. I tell him about the things I learned.
"So now you don't need to sabotage his time machine," I say. He agrees and we both watch as that version of ourselves gets in his time machine, and disappears, on his way to 2028.
October 25, 2008
Fear the Silence
I was playing around with Acid Music Studio and ended up creepifying the song "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode.
Fear the Silence (mp3) by randomlife
October 20, 2008
What is the proper way to dispose of a used cigarette outdoors? Certainly throwing it on the ground is polluting, but throwing it into a garbage can even after stubbing it out doesn't sound very safe.
I just want to know how to properly chastise smokers when they throw their butts on the sidewalk.
October 02, 2008
Whoa. As I was reading an email from Brina about checking out a song called "AEIOU" by Charlotte Sometimes, the song "Charlotte Sometimes" by The Cure came on my iPod.
I have 10,000 songs on my iPod.