19 March 2013

Narwhal

So I had a couple different ideas for today's post. Then I ran out of time to write them. :/ I wasted time after getting home from work, and now I am about to head out for the evening, so I don't have much to contribute to the blogosphere today.

One thing I will note, my random word when I have nothing to say is "narwhal." Don't ask me why. Perhaps because they are random creatures. For my sister, the word is "box." For a friend of mine, it is "purple monkey schizophrenics." (I think she wins most creative.) For Mary Poppins, the word is "supercalifragilisitcexpialidocious." (Yes, I know how to spell that, no I did not have to look it up. :P )

Anyone else out there have a random word to fill the silence?

In the meantime, enjoy this pointless video - (Rated PG for mild language).


-Narwhal

18 March 2013

I'll take a Big Mac, large fries, and a Harlem Shake...

I had the opportunity to participate with some friends in making a Harlem Shake video this weekend. (I'll post a video as soon as it gets put on YouTube.) I'll have to admit it was a blast. But what I'm trying to figure out is why this trend has become so popular in the first place. I've now seen probably at least a dozen videos. Maybe two made me laugh. Maybe. My question:


I understand completely why people make these vids (due to aforementioned blastness), but why do people watch them? Here's how it usually happens for me: [Sees reference to Harlem Shake somewhere.] "Maybe I should give this another try..." [Starts to watch a video.]


...And there's a precious few minutes of my life I'm never getting back. If someone could explain to me the appeal of watching them, that'd be great.

-Captain Z

15 March 2013

Top 10 Movies I'm Looking Forward to in 2013 - Thor: The Dark World

SIX - Thor: The Dark World


How I feel about Thor: This movie, I like it! ANOTHER!


Seriously, after this, not to mention his awesomeness in Avengers, how can you NOT look forward to the next movie? Plus it's gonna be awesome to see Loki get his comeuppance. (Anyone else think of a certain line from The Mummy every time they hear that word?)

-Captain Z

14 March 2013

FREEDOM!!!

As I've mentioned in a previous post, the archenemy of Captain Z is the dreaded Dr. Procrastination!

So I just finished a research paper that's due tomorrow. I'm actually quite proud of myself. Usually I don't finish such things until like 3 or 4 in the morning before its due. However, I still think this qualifies for a fail: I've known about this paper since the beginning of the semester and I just started YESTERDAY. No research, no quality thinking about what I wanted to do, heck, I barely even looked at the requirements until yesterday. The thing is, I have a horrible tendency of doing this with virtually every assignment ever (as well as studying for tests). And every single time my thoughts go something like this: Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap!!! Why did I wait this long to start this? I'm never never never never going to do this again! [insert tons of stress and staying uΓΌber-late]. The next day I'm a zombie through of all of my classes, and if I'm lucky I'll go home and crash for a few hours. Then I'll get up and think of all the projects and studying I should be doing, and then I think, "eh, I'll worry about it later." And then when I get the project or test back with a good grade, I think "See? That wasn't so bad." And then my desire to not procrastinate will plummet. Until of course hours before the next project or test is due. Then I repeat this cycle all over again. What I want to know is WHY do I do this to myself?

Anywhoo. That's my rant for now.

-Captain Z

13 March 2013

Excuse Haiku

Haiku:

Today's post is short.
There's a big research paper
That's due on Friday.

OR, a Reverse Haiku:

A short post today must be.
For due on Friday,
Is a big research paper.


12 March 2013

Top 10 Movies I'm Looking Forward to in 2013: After Earth

Well, it's after midnight, and I'm still up and about. Might as well get a head start and make my Tuesday post:

SEVEN: After Earth


I have to admit that I'm a Shyamalan fan. I've heard that his Airbender film sucked. (I still haven't seen it.) And I realize that his recent movies haven't been as awesome as his earlier ones. (Signs is still one of my all-time favorite movies. And if you don't like Unbreakable, then there is something wrong with you.) But I still believe that he can redeem himself. And what better way to do it than casting by Will Smith? Never mind that this title makes it sound like it is a remake of an awesome 90s animated film, Will and Jaden Smith plus outer space plus apocalypse plus Shyamalan plus what looks like Avatar-like graphics plus cool quote in the trailer (which is partially included in the new poster) should hopefully equal awesome movie. I really hope this one turns out. Please Shyamalan, be good again!

Here is the trailer:


Other posts in this series: Man of Steel, The Wolverine, Catching Fire

-Captain Z

11 March 2013

It's a Monday

So I haven't written a post in so dang long, I need to write a post!

...Seriously though, this computer issue has been a roller coaster. Microsoft customer service sucks. What happened to my old computer is a long story, but I am now the proud owner of a new CHROMEBOOK. I am free, FREE from Microsoft!

And for those of you who have heard negative things about Chromebooks, they are LIES. I love my Chromebook. But I will tell you of why it is awesome in some future post.

I will also continue my list of movies that I am looking forward to this year. ... Eventually. I had no intention for it to take this long. Oops. :/

Also also, my review of How to Train Your Dragon has been lost to the ages. I was stupid and saved it to my computer before it crashed, and not in the cloud. (Stupid!) So now it's been like a month since I've seen it, and I really don't feel like rewriting it.

Anywhoo, here is my random thought process for today: a few weeks back, I was having a discussion with a "frenemy" of mine (we're actually friends, but we enjoy calling ourselves that), and we were talking about society's perception of the days of the week. The question that was presented was along these lines: If society were to abolish weekends, as in, if we had to go to school and work on Saturdays and Sundays and there was absolutely no difference in events between days of the week, would specific days lose their meaning?

My thoughts were something like this: it seems like we measure every day in reference to the weekend: Saturday and Sunday are the weekend. Monday is the crappy day where we have to end our weekend. Friday is the awesome day where the weekend is about to begin. Wednesday is "hump day," when we're halfway to the weekend. And Tuesday and Thursday are those awkward days in between. (I could never get the hang of Thursdays.) If the weekend lost its significance, then we would lose significance for the other days as well. Would we even remember when it is Monday? Or any other day?

Consider the days of the month, for example. People always ask: "What's the date? I forget, is it the 10th or the 11th?" For most people, unless it is a birthday, anniversary, or some other special event, the actual number date has little significance. If we lost weekends, would people always be asking a similar question: "I forget, is today Sunday, or Monday?" I think that this is what would happen.

My "frenemy," on the other hand, believes that if we lost weekends, we would attach new meaning and significance to specific days of the week. What do you all think?

-Captain Z