Check out this new movie from oliver stone and comment how you feel about it
Check out this new movie from oliver stone and comment how you feel about it
I love satire, and this guy combines it with music which I love even more. We’re gonna try to get him on the show (at least I want to…). His name is Ron Zimmerman.
This guy has a great song about teaching creationism in schools, and John made a very interesting observation about creationism last night. He said something along the lines of, “Dude, it takes 5 seconds to teach Creationism: ‘God made everything.’ Now how about teaching science which takes several lifetimes to understand everything.” For a guy with long hair, he sure is insightful.
Anyway, enjoy these awesome videos!
To Be a Liberal:
Creation Science 101:
-David the Day
George W is the man we need in office during this time of zombie crisis.
A lot of people I know have vivid memories of the events of this day back in 2001. I don’t…….well i do but not the same memories as most people. Most people remember every news and radio broadcast they laid there eyes on that day and the only thing i really remember is getting a haircut. That’s where I was getting a hair cut in Paris island south Carolina. The drill instructor came in and said that a plane had crashed into the twin towers in new york city, and by the end of the day everyone who was allowed to talk was saying we were at war. Now that’s a scary thing to have your country suddenly plunge into war your third week in boot camp which is why i didn’t believe it was happening. I was convinced for two days that it was all mind games invented by the drill instructors. I finally started to believe when the base was overcrowded because it was locked down and when they set up 50 caliber machine guns in the street. The most convincing piece of evidence was the video footage from CNN of the planes crashing and the towers coming down. It was kinda like a highlight reel of what you guys saw all day.
The point of that story is every year on this day i still see new footage. Its the peoples faces that really make me break down they are scared and confused and covered in dust. They say things to the camera that we can never understand, and they look at things that aren’t there. Every year i still shed tears for those poor souls who had to suffer through that
so lets take a moment of silence or say a prayer or take a shot or do whatever it is you do on a occasion like this
I, David the Day, wanted to touch upon something we talked about in Episode #18: Near-Death Podcasts–lowering the legal age for drinking alcohol.
According to John J from our last episode, 129 college Presidents have signed a statement calling on elected officials to lower the legal drinking age limit to 18. This is a good idea, and they should go even lower than that, much like countries in Europe and around the world.
Here in America, alcohol (like many things), is paradoxically looked upon with both disgust and admiration. It’s very similar to how our advertising industry is fueled by sex, even though sex itself, or anything remotely related to sex (such as a naked body) is taboo. The point is that alcohol should stop being looked upon as such an evil entity, and should be embraced into our culture (like wine in France or Italy, or a pint at the local pub in England or Ireland). By restricting alcohol’s use, it makes teens and young adults very curious, and want to consume even more. Just think of the Prohibition: generally speaking, drinking actually increased and a lot of illegal activities stemmed from it. It was Bad News Bears for everyone except Al Capone.
With proper supervision and education, younger drinkers won’t be so tempted to binge or get themselves into situations that are potentially dangerous. Many teen drunken-driving deaths could have been prevented if the teen wasn’t scared about calling their parents up and asking for a ride; they were too afraid of getting in trouble.
So the question is, citizens of Something Planet: Should the legal age for drinking alcohol be lowered or discarded? Below is a poll, and also please comment on this blog and let us know what you think about it. We love to hear everyone’s opinions, no matter what it is!
[EDIT: Even though this may hurt my opinion, I forgot to mention that the reason these college Presidents are so adamant about lowering the drinking age is student retention. The underage students can’t have disciplinary actions brought against them if drinking is legal, and therefore they’ll be able to stay in school and give the college more money. To them, it’s about the almighty dollar first, and the safety of the students as an afterthought.]
Should the legal age for purchasing/consuming alcohol be lowered/discarded?
Total Voters: 37
You guys should have been there!
But since you weren’t, I, the ever-thoughtful Stueyb, have posted the three headliners for your enjoyment!
Oh yea, sorry about the foreign language commentating, it couldnt be helped.
Just think of it like Rosetta Stone meets Bloodsport…education via combat;)
This is some funny stuff from our friends at college humor……..well they are not our friends but we do like em
Lets take a look back at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Here are 36 interesting facts about the medal count that I’ve snatched from yahoo.
1) China won the most gold medals at the Beijing Games with 51. They become the first country to crack the 50-gold mark since the Soviet Union in 1988. The most golds ever won in a single Olympics is 83 (United States, 1984).
2) It’s the first time since 1936 that a country other than the United States or the Soviet Union has led the medal count.
3) China won more golds in Beijing (51) than they did total medals in Atlanta (50).
4) ‘Project 119′ was a Chinese initiative designed toward winning golds in the medal-rich sports of swimming, track, rowing, kayaking and sailing. Reports are already crediting Project 119 with China’s dominance in the gold medal count, but Chinese athletes won just four golds in those sports. Their total was instead augmented by even better performances in Chinese-dominated events like diving, gymnastics and table tennis.
5) The United States won the same amount of golds (36) that they did in Athens, continuing a remarkable consistency that the nation has exhibited over the past half-century. American Olympic gold totals since 1952: 40, 32, 34, 36, 45, 33, 34, 83, 36, 37, 44, 38, 36 and 36. (The outlier of 83 was from the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.)
6) The overall medal count was won by the United States for the fourth consecutive Olympics. The U.S. earned 110 medals, compared to China’s 100.
7) Per capita, China won one gold medal for every 25 million people in the country. The United States’ per capita rate was one gold for every 8.5 million. The tiny island nation of Jamaica, which won a staggering six golds in Beijing, had a per capita rate of one gold for every 450,000 residents. Had China won at that rate, the country would have earned 2,889 golds.
8) Greece won 16 medals as the host country in 2004. Four years later, the founders of the Olympics managed just four — their lowest total since 1992.
9) African countries won a total of 40 medals, the highest total in history for the continent.
10) Six countries won their first ever Olympic medals: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Mauritius, Sudan, Tajikistan and Togo.
11) Great Britain won 47 medals, the most in their history and a 17-medal increase from Athens. Expect an even higher total in 2012, when the Games will be held in London for the first time in 68 years. The last time Great Britain competed in a Summer Olympics on its home turf, they earned a disappointing three golds.
12) India has 17% of the world’s population. They won 0.31% of Olympic medals.
13) China: 19.8% of population, 10.4% of medals.
14) United States: 4.6% of population, 11.5% medals.
15) Jamaica: 0.041% of population, 1.15% medals.
16) Iceland was the least populous country to win an Olympic medal.
17) Pakistan was the most populous country not to win an Olympic medal (164 million residents, sixth-largest nation in the world).
18) Michael Phelps would have finished tied for 9th in the gold medal count, ahead of countries including France, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Brazil and Mexico.
19) The rest of the world won seven golds in men’s swimming events. Phelps, of course, won eight.
20) The United States won the most golds (7) and most total medals in the track competition (23), despite having what was widely considered a disappointing meet
21) More proof that boxing is dead in the United States: the country earned just one medal (a bronze) in the 12 boxing events. Even after three straight disappointing boxing performances at the Summer Games, the U.S. has still won the most Olympic boxing medals (109) in history.
22) China won 8 out of 12 possible medals in table tennis and 7 of 8 possible golds in diving.
23) Great Britain won 7 of 10 golds in track cycling and won 12 medals overall. The rest of the world earned 18 medals in the sport.
24) National gold-medal sweeps: Basketball (USA), Beach Volleyball (USA), Rhythmic Gymnastics (RUS), Synchronized Swimming (RUS), Table Tennis (CHN) and Trampoline (CHN).
25) Sweden had the best medal tally (4 silver, 1 bronze) without winning a gold.
26) Armenia won 6 bronze medals, but no gold or silver ones.
27) Speaking of former Soviet states, members of the former Soviet Union won a total of 173 medals in Beijing.
28) In 1992, Cuba finished 5th in the gold medal count. In 2008, the nation finished 28th.
29) From 1980 to 2008, Jamaica won three Olympic golds. In a span of six days in Beijing, Usain Bolt won three.
30) Sweden was a fixture in the top-three of the overall medal count for the early part of the 20th century. In Beijing, the Scandinavian country finished 38th and was shut-out in golds for just the second time in history.
31) Panama and Mongolia won the first gold medals in their respective histories.
32) China won 27 gold medals in judged sports.
33) The United States won 4 gold medals in judged sports.
34) China’s “real” medal tally was 24/17/14/55.
35) The “real” medal tally for the United States: 32/31/27/80.
36) In all, 958 medals were handed out to athletes from 87 countries, the most medals and medal receipients in Olympic history.
Hey its JohnJ and since I havent bloged in a while I thought that i would share with you this skit from The Kids in the Hall its so funny that i still quote it and bring it up sooooooooooooo………take a look