I think all of us have pretty well rounded music tastes. But for me, the most epic music comes from video games and movies. I like epic soundtracks, and it's even better when they are played by a live orchestra. Anyway, for the first edition, there's no more obvious choice than Guile's theme. There are tons of versions out there, from 8-bit to metal to techno, but this my favorite.
This sounds like it belongs in a Batman movie. With the deep foreshadowing notes at the beginning, I can imagine Bain about to kill Batman (in the next Dark Knight movie) then the drumbeat starts and Guile comes in and flashkicks Bain to the face. Then Batman and Guile fight off the thugs... for AMERICA.
This music is also appropriate for doing epic things. SONIC BOOM! = the ripple waves when the deuce hits the water
Today, I present you with a series of videos on robots developed by Boston Dynamics in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Which do you like more and which one do you think is more useful?
"High expectation Asian father" meme. Usually a play on letters (A) or percentile (100).
I literally made one on my own awhile back and posted a few of them on Andrew's wall. My dad was watching Andrew play SC and smiling for some reason. I took a picture with my phone and bam: instant Asian Dad meme.
In case you are ever super bored, here are all the four deathwishes. I've only seen two and four all the way through. I've probably seen parts of one and three while I was a kid, but I don't know the story line. I wonder if it has something to do with being a vigilante and killing gangsters like the other two?
This is not your ordinary gardening glove, these glove developed by GM and NASA is the ultimate glove allowing the user to grip objects more comfortably and for a longer period of time.
The K-Glove is a spin-off technology arise from the development of GM and NASA most famous robot, Robonaut 2 (a robot astronaut currently being use in the International Space Station).
First prototype glove was developed back in March of 2011 and so far many improvements have been done to make this glove light as possible (currently only weigh 2 lbs). NASA envision incorporating the K-Glove with astronaut's suit for use in space and eventually will be available in the commercial market for manufacturing workers to use. The idea is to use the glove for repetitive hand and wrist strenuous activities, basically for work safety.
How does it work?
Pressure sensors are implanted in the fingertips of the glove allowing the glove to detect when a user is grabbing an object. Synthetic tendons are used to retract the fingertips allowing a firm grip.
Why is it called K-Glove?
Not sure why it's called a K-Glove. "K" might mean Kinetic or Kinematic or Khorn. Maybe the engineer decided to name it after two Minnesota Timberwolves best Power Forward, K. Love and K. G., mix the name and you end up with K-Glove? What are your thoughts?
Without players like Fisher and Horry, no way Shaq and Kobe win those three titles together. They probably would only win one of those (the easy 2001 Finals). The Lakers barely beat Portland in 2000, and barely beat Sacramento in 2002. And it was because of clutch players like Fisher and Horry. Every team needs role players that are not afraid to take the shot.
And then there's so called "stars" that wimp out late in the game. We make fun of LeChoke too much so here's another example:
I really don't know how we didn't have an SBD label before, so now it exists.
I used to think Jean Claude Van Damme had the most SBD dance, followed by Carlton's dance. You have probably seen his famous drunk dance in "Kickboxer" but here's a hilarious video from a movie from before he was famous and just in the background
So who is the new champion?
Mario Lopez (Slater) from Saved By the Bell. My goodness... there isn't one move in here that IS NOT SBD.
Look what Mario Lopez does when someone tries to steal the SBD title away from him:
just to re-iterate, he was not defending his woman's honor. he was defending his SBD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE from the very sbd Val Venis, whose name rhymes with pal penis.
In Baller News: "A league source confirms that the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks have agreed on a trade that will send guard Monta Ellis, forward Ekpe Udoh and veteran center Kwame Brown to the Milwaukee Bucks..."
Yeah they need to change the definition of a veteran!
This guy, forgot his name, was famous for outrageous self portraits common to modern day FB pictures, but heretical for his time hundreds of years ago. Usually hiphop/urban phrases are converted into Old English.
This is the end of Finals week before winter break of 2nd year. That explains why it's way messier than normal (or was it normal? I forget).
So many memories brought up by this one video. We set up a little Christmas tree I bought from the 99 cent store. Duncan has 4 computer monitors because the engineering department gave them out for free (they were upgrading to LCDs). He bought a second video card just so he could output to 4 monitors -_- Albert has winter bells on his background, which was competitive among us until he set a ridiculously high score. David is looking up movie times for Blood Diamond and we went out to Santa Monica later that night to watch the movie.
As a joke, we filmed videos of the hallway and bathroom and played four "security" videos at the same time on each of the monitors full screen, each using a different program (Windows Media Player, Winamp, Real, Itunes). The four videos were all different angles. And it seemed real because the camera was panning and in black/white. We played a prank on the RA by getting a girl to say Duncan was a stalker... good times. Here's an example of one of those videos:
Did you know that women make up 50% of the world's population? We should take time to celebrate them! Apparently today, or yesterday, was International Women's Day. May you be working to whatever makes you happy, whether that's inside the kitchen or not. May you also have the freedom to make any sandwich you choose, whether it be turkey or PBJ. Or no sandwich at all, whatever makes you happy. To all the women out there: may you be bursting with emotion today! And remember, the best way to break through a glass ceiling is with firepower! GIRL POWER!
As I was telling Ceci earlier about our trip the seminary, she accidentally said seminar. Then my Latin education kicked in and I recognized that those two words come from the root word semen, which means seed. As in things can sprout forth from those three: priests, ideas, babies. I will have to remove this paragraph for the kid version of BiA lol. At least now you will know that there is truth to the quote: "jizz is like a mustard seed" ...
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Okay now to my main point. I enjoyed the day alot! The day was perfect because I was with Jon and Tony so there's endless jokes. But even if I had gone alone, I feel that I would have a good time. Here's why: The most important thing I took away from this trip wasn't learning how priests live and study.
The biggest thing is that we will always keep our sense of self no matter what. People change slowly over time, but only because those changes make us happy. So why fear change? If it happens, it's because you chose to make that change! Therefore, why do so many young men fear becoming a priest? Are they afraid that they will lose their personality and become prayer robots? That's probably the main fear. But I'm here to tell you that priests can be cool. If a priest is socially awkward, it's probably because he was like that before he became a priest lol.
I'm not afraid of becoming a priest. I am 100% open to it. I am not afraid of change. For example: I preach self-defense, but who knows, maybe one day I can become one of those "turn the other cheek" types. As I said before, change isn't bad because we would only do so if it makes us happy.
So what makes us happy? The key thing here is that we were all made to find love. At the age of 24, I will propose boldly: The purpose of life is to love. As Catholics, we are called to live in a relationship with God. That's the only love that sustains. I believe marriage is a special love, but it is only sustained by the grace of God. Marriages stand no chance without divine help. It's God that gives us the humility to say sorry, and the patience and endurance to go through tough times. So even if you don't become a priest, it sounds ridiculous to say you don't need a special connection with God. We can all agree that we need to search for God in our lives no matter what we become.
In the same way, men who become priests choose so not to make the world a better place, or for honor, but they do it because they fall in love with Jesus. What a great thing! Who doesn't want to experience the love of God? Others experience it through different forms, such as through marriage. But priests fall in love with Jesus and his Church. It lifts their hearts like an embrace from a loving partner.
In summary, we should take comfort in knowing that we will become what makes us happy!
But anyway to be honest with you, I don't have any inclinations on becoming a priest. I sometimes think about how the job would be, and I think I'd do a decent job. My homilies would have a dual goal of inspiring their hearts but also keeping them awake. It has been said that laughter is the language of the soul :-) But like I said, I don't have inclinations because I'm not "in love" with Jesus. We should all fall in love with Jesus, but the call of vocation is a special one. Like I said, I don't fear the call of duty. I just don't have the call. At least I don't think so. To be honest with you, I don't even know what it feels like for God to speak to me. I do believe, but it's almost a blind faith. Reason does not line up with faith most of the time, but I've put that aside and just decided to trust in God.
So in the meantime, I will follow my dreams: become a doctor, change the world through service and spreading love, bring honor and dignity to the downtrodden, bring love and hope to those who despair, and try to find God in every step along the way.
Lastly, I do want to say that I kinda miss being in love. Not in a desperate way. But I do sing along to love songs sometimes. Why? Because love is a beautiful thing, but I don't ever stress about how or when it will arrive. But I still enjoy the idea of being married and sometimes I feel like praying for my future wife, even though there's no face on her yet. And even more so than thinking of marriage, I think dating is super fun. I think "the hunt" is exciting. I know I would have alot of fun bantering with a witty girl with a great sense of humor. And I also know that I love being a knight in shining armor: doing things like writing poems, planning surprises, etc... I already try to be a knight in every day life and I enjoy it. But it's not quite as special as when you're in a relationship. So in that sense, I think I would be happiest if I met the girl of my dreams. But who knows...
Anyway, sorry if I jumped around alot, but I'm just typing what I'm thinking. Here's my summary: Priests aren't happier than lay people because they are priests, they are generally happier because they are closer to God. But married people can be holier than priests and be happier than priests. But that doesn't matter to me. What matters is what pulls your heart strings, what makes you fall in love? That is life's greatest gift, and I highly anticipate it. I don't know what it is but I don't stress. I can see myself being happy no matter what path I take. I just enjoy the journey, and it feels great :-)
I love the direction music is going in, back to dance and with some techno love. This isn't necessarily what i'm talking about, but i really like it. Looked for it after listening to the original posted by a comrade's comrade (to keep the comrade anonymous)
lol i'm probably gonna get trolled for this but i thought it was funny.
SO, we all know there is heated debate on homosexuality and whether or not it is right or wrong. Well I am here today to spread the good news of a discovery to end all debates. But first, a little science. We all know that "weenis" is the name given to the skin on the elbow. We also know that it is near impossible for any man to lick his elbow, minus a few.
So by putting one and one together we get God's 11th commandment:
NO MAN SHALL PUT WEENIS IN HIS MOUTH!
...lmao sorry, like i said, i thought it was funny. I apologize to anyone who is offended by this lol. Just something that dawned on me in the middle of the night when i was scratching my weenis lol.
This segment was requested by MAC and will be posted at 10ish every Thursday. The segment will begin with Tech Music and will highlight random interesting technology related posts.
Electronic/Tech Music History
As you know or maybe you don't. My taste of music is probably very different than anyone in BiA. I like good beats in my music and the only type of music that offers this is Electronic/Tech Music. Something soothing about it makes me come back for more and it also act as my sleeping pill (yep it puts me to bed). Well, today I would like to share a fun website I came across a few weeks ago that basically tell the story of how electronic music became known as either House, Techno, Trance, etc and even give you sample of what music in the genre sound like. You will learn to tell the difference between a genre such as Acid and European Dance music (not really, probably confuse you even more). Check it out!
When people slow down Oh! So! Slow! on the freeway when they see highway patrol. And when i say slow I mean 60mph in the hammer lane. Almost makes me mad at the cop. But i mean come on people, how scared can you be to go AT LEAST speed limit. Sure I slow down from my cruise controlled 75mph to 70mph in open lanes and sometimes even 65mph when there is light traffic when I see a cop. But there is no excuse to go all the way to 60mph (in the fast lane) unless the cop is in front of you going this slow. BE A MAN! DO THE RIGHT THING!