Monday, March 22, 2010

The HCR bill causes Americans to Wilhelm scream!

- Apparently Iron Man 2 has the Wilhelm scream in it.  So did the original Iron Man movie.  Some of the greatest movies ever made have the Wilhelm scream in them.  What is the Wilhelm scream?  I just found out about it a few hours ago.  It's a running gag among the film/sound mixing community.  Follow this link to learn more:

- It happened.  It happened, and you are just gonna have to deal with it.  The House of representatives passed the diabolical HCR bill, and the senate will also soon pass it.  The courts will likely not touch it, and in the future it will be almost impossible to repeal it.

The next time someone says to you, "elections don't matter", simply tell them about what happened on March 21st, 2010.  Except for illness/death to you or a family member, NOTHING should be more important to you than elections.  Elections have a profound influence on your life.  Football has no actual effect on your life.  The next Star Wars movie has no actual effect on your life. The belt you are wearing that clashes with your shoes, doesn't have a real effect on your life.  Politics has a real effect on your life.  The next time someone says to you, "all politicians are the same", let them know what the democrats included in the HCR bill and how Republicans would have wanted something completely different.  There are HUGE differences between democrats and republicans.  The two parties believe in very, very different things.  Not since the Civil War has this been more obvious.

Alas, there are some rays of sunshine.  The National Review offers a few glimmers of hope.  Read the article, but let me summarize: get Republicans back in control of congress.  A republican congress can smooth the edges of this health care fiasco, and more importantly, stop Obama from punishing the American people with more anti-freedom legislation:

- Visualizing the internet:

-A few years ago I wrote about how to survive if you were suddenly flung 1,000 years into the past.  Take the following cheat-sheet along with you.  It should really help you impress the locals:

- How robots think.  Long, and mildly sprinkled with techno-jargon, but a worthwhile read:

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