January 27, 2007


I'm kind of late posting this, but anyway...for those of you who don't know, today is my 22nd birthday. Hooray.

It's weird. When I started this blog, I was 18. Now I'm frickin' 22.

I'm gettin' too old for dis shit.

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January 26, 2007

Hooray for Dorm Life (Again)


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January 22, 2007

24 Blogging



Sweet mother of shit, Fox, what's the deal? I believe there's supposed to be a show in between all the ads, but maybe I'm just old-fashioned...

As for the episode, not a whole lot to say. Only one explosion, nobody died, commercial breaks every time it was starting to get good...oh, well. I kind of liked the ultra-awkward "Hey, nephew I haven't seen in years, why don't you SHAKE MY DISGUSTINGLY SCARRED HAND! HAHAHAHA!!!!"

The next couple weeks have potential. I predict that by the end of the season, Jack will be the only surviving Bauer. Seriously. He'll actually go around the world and kill everyone with that name to make sure that he can't be tricked again.

Including Kim.

He'll do it.

He's Jack fucking Bauer.

...Oh, and after he's finished, he'll kill himself. Because if this story with his father being involved with the nuke attack pans out, it will further prove the theory that in the 24 universe, Jack Bauer is the real reason for every terrorist attack. Think about it.

Another prediction I forgot: Sandra Palmer (who is really, really, really irritating) is going to flip out and reveal the FBI scheme, resulting in Walid being beaten and/or killed.

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January 18, 2007

Open Letter to the Kitchen Staff of Haven Dining Hall

Dear horrible human beings,

Congratulations. Just when I thought it wasn't possible, you fuckers managed to make both the food and the selection in your establishment worse than ever before. There's nothing quite like heading downstairs for dinner to find that the only real choices are Asian cuisine that's been sitting out for two days, grilled chunks of a rubbery substance that may or may not have been part of an animal at one point, and a chicken dish that's probably just leftovers from last week with a different name. Apparently, there's a rule that every single fucking entree must have some sort of chicken in it in order to be served here!!!

When you can make a fat bastard like me lose his appetite, you truly have reached a new low in food preparation. Once again, congratulations.

Also, fuck you.

Your pal,


P.S.: Die in a fire.

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January 16, 2007

Roll Call Rant

For the love of crap, professors, my last name is not that difficult to pronounce. First of all, it's only six frickin' letters long. And second, it's completely phonetic! Just because it contains an A where there's usually an O doesn't mean you have to completely mangle the pronunciation. I really don't understand how it's possible for so many people to take a name that's supposed to rhyme with "unwrap" and somehow make it rhyme with "dump truck."

...Those of you who actually know my last name will probably understand this more.

On a more positive note, remember my complaint about the weather? Well...a day makes a lot of difference around here:


21º and snowing. Beautiful.

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January 15, 2007

24 Blogging (Again)








All the haters can suck on it. This season is starting out way, way better than the last one. Of course, there were the usual clichés of "our only lead is dead because some random CTU guy is trigger happy" and "the terrorists are going to kill the hostages no matter how cooperative they are," but...


That second episode was really good...in case you haven't deduced that from my post.

Also, accurate predictions on my part (additional preview spoiler warning): Jack's breakdown (although I guess everyone is still going to trust him) and the return of the balding douchebag with glasses.

We're about to see Jack Bauer on a total rampage here. I can't wait.

Final note: Execution scenes in fiction (such as the one in the second episode) really, really bug me. If you know the guy is going to kill you, why bother listening to him when he tells you to get on the floor and turn around? You're going to die anyway; Make him work for it (like Nina did in the first season, which I am currently halfway through on DVD at the cost of packing/unpacking productivity).

Incidentally (even more spoilers ahead), it's interesting to watch the first season with the knowledge from later seasons that David Palmer, Nina Myers, Teri Bauer, and Tony Almeida will all be dead soon. However, I haven't seen seasons 2 or 3 yet (don't even have the DVDs), so the specifics are still good for some suspense in the case of a few.

Okay, now I'm just rambling. I still need to unpack.

...And by "unpack," I of course mean "watch more 24 DVDs, then unpack everything essential and go straight to bed because I've been awake for a really long time."

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This Is Familiar...

Well, I'm back in Syracuse, and my first class of the semester starts in about 17 hours. Woohoo.

Until then, here's a picture of the amazing weather we're having up here right now:


Oh, wait, did I say "amazing?" I meant "cold, rainy, and shitty." We drove through an ice storm or something to get here. Fun stuff. Meanwhile, it's apparently 57º back in Pittsburgh. I'm not sure which of those I like less, honestly.

It's weird...I started this blog in the first semester of my freshman year, and the second semester of my senior year is about to begin. Almost all of my college career has been documented here in some way.

Actually, I think that's more scary than weird. But maybe I'm just paranoid because I haven't slept since Sunday (again, being nocturnal has its downsides)...

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January 14, 2007

24 Blogging


The new season is off to a decent start. It's interesting to see them mixing the "Islamic terrorism actually is a problem" theme with the "not every Muslim on the planet is a threat" theme. The useful idiots trying to help Ahhhhhhhhcccccccckkkkkkkkmed were a nice touch. On one hand, you have to feel kind of sorry for him, but on the other hand, HOLY FUCK, HE ACTUALLY IS A TERRORIST!

Also, I hope this Fayed (or however you spell it) dude is going to be a consistent enemy as opposed to the string of evil Russian dudes from last season.

However, my prediction is that we'll eventually find out that he's being controlled by the guys who worked with Logan last time. After all, we never did find out who they were or what was motivating them.

Jack's character development should be interesting. He's been released from China, he escaped the guy who wants him dead...he has something to live for again, but all he knows is anti-terrorism, and apparently he's got some PTSD issues or something.

Second prediction based on this: Sometime in the afternoon, Jack has a breakdown that causes CTU to lose track of their target, and nobody trusts him after this until Chloe somehow convinces them otherwise. Also, Jack and Audrey will be reunited, but Audrey is going to die.

Finally, I saw a newspaper article criticizing the new season for being illogical.

Uh...okay? That's kind of like criticizing the ocean for being wet. People like 24 because it's fun watching Jack kill people, not because it makes sense.

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January 13, 2007

Have I Mentioned That Syracuse Is Awesome?

I don't think I've mentioned this, but I'm taking a course this semester called "Master Class in Screenwriting." It's the most advanced screenwriting course offered by Newhouse, and since I apparently got an A on my last script (which I should probably post at some point), I feel like I'm ready for it.

Anyway, one of the cool parts of the class is that visiting screenwriters and producers come in to talk and read students' scripts. According to an email I got from the professor a few hours ago, one of these visitors for this semester is Chris Viscardi, co-creator of The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

If you don't understand why this is fucking amazing, you probably didn't grow up in the '90s.

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January 12, 2007

So Bored

I just realized that I've done pretty much nothing besides sleeping, reading, and playing guitar for the past two weeks.

I think I'm ready to go back to school now.

Also, it's now raining again, and the constant weather changes seem to be giving me sinus headaches every few hours. Fuck Pennsylvania.

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January 10, 2007

Holy Crap! What's This Mysterious White Substance In My Backyard?


It seems familiar, as if I saw it long, long ago...I think it's called, uh...


Oh, right:


About time you got with the program, PA weather.

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January 09, 2007

This Is So Retarded That I Can't Even Think of a Decent Post Title

I'm ashamed to even be in the same galaxy as these fucking lunatics. The brief comedy (notice the tinfoil hats) they provide is outweighed by the detrimental impact they have on the already dismal collective intelligence of humanity.

Here's a suggestion, dumbshits: Wait until high tide next time. I hear water has magical properties that make your delusional dreams come true...

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January 08, 2007

I Hate Going to the Dentist

The radio was playing Y108. Fucking country music. Are they actively trying to make the experience more painful than it already is?

Also, I know this is an old joke, but dental hygienists, maybe my gums wouldn't be so irritated if you weren't JAMMING SHARP METAL OBJECTS INTO THEM.

Just a thought.

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January 01, 2007

New SIT Feature: How to Argue On the Internet

It occurs to me that I've spent a lot of time discussing general logical fallacies on this blog, but not a lot of time on stuff specific to online debate. Therefore, I'm starting off 2007 with a brand new feature called "How to Argue On the Internet."

Today's lesson: Spelling out punctuation makes you correct.

Do you ever find yourself debating important issues with people who just won't accept that their ridiculous opinions are stupid and possibly evil? Isn't it frustrating when they won't admit that they've been lying about the true nature of the world? Well, there is a solution, and it's so simple that I'm amazed more people haven't figured it out.

Just as an example, let's say you're trying to convince your jingoistic chickenhawk adversaries that the war in Iraq was/is wrong. You start by simply stating the facts:

"The war in Iraq was wrong."

But those morons still don't believe you! I know it's difficult to deal with, but this can easily be turned into a Teachable Moment with the addition of one simple word. Observe:

"The war in Iraq was wrong. Period."

And that's all there is to it! How can they argue with you now? By concluding your argument with the word "period," you've effectively ended the discussion and made disagreement impossible! With this simple yet elegant tool, you can finally make all your fantasies reality, and nobody can dispute their truth and brilliance! Just look at these hypothetical examples if you still don't believe me:

- Killing is always wrong. Period.

- Guns are bad. Period.

- George W. Bush is the worst president ever. Period.

- Fidel Castro is a great and honest leader. Period.

- The sky is a light shade of green. Period.

- Flibbity flobbity floo. Period.

Now that you're armed with this amazing rhetorical device, you'll never lose an argument again!

That's all for this edition of "How to Argue On the Internet."


(FINAL NOTE: This may or may not signal a return to more politically oriented blogging rather than "hey guys, listen to this cool song I wrote while I whine about not having a girlfriend!" I haven't decided yet.)

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