This is a personal blog and should be taken as such. So don't sue me if what I write pisses you off. Or if I write lies. Or if I give maladvice. Or if you fail to read through my sarcasm. Et cetera.
I like stalkers.
Is it in bad taste to quote one's self?
"The greatest of debaters are not only the most eloquent -- they are the most bruised, the most resilient, the strongest of heart." -- Andrew Loh
Quotes "How many times have you chickened out?" - Qu Hsueh Ming
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill
"Affirmative action is something the good don't need and the bad don't deserve" - A wise man
"The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us." - John F. Kennedy
"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were." - John F. Kennedy
"I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." - James A. Baldwin
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is but a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Sir Winston Churchill
"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?" - Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - John Calvin Coolidge
"We will either find a way or make one." - Hannibal
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"War begins in the minds of men, and it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must first be constructed." - UNESCO Constitution
"The proper study of mankind is man." - Alexander Pope
"My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death." - Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens): A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
"Patriotism is to support your country all the time and your government when it deserves it" - Mark Twain
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw
"Democracy is a system ensuring that the people are governed no better than they deserve." - George Bernard Shaw
"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." -- Noam Chomsky
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
"When the people fear the government, you have tyranny. When the government fears the people, you have freedom." - Thomas Paine
"I sense a learning: that much dumber people than you end up in charge. Look at the way things are. I'm no fucken genius or anything, but these spazzos are in charge of my every twitch. What I'm starting to think is maybe only the dumb are safe in this world, the ones who roam with the herd, without thinking about every little thing. But see me? I have to think about every little fucken thing." - Vernon God Little, Act II
FUCK MACs. Because when you save something on Windows on your college server folder, it saves. And when you log onto another computer and go to your college server folder, hey, it's still fucking there! But when you save something on your college server folder on the fucking Mac, it fucking takes your 9 page, single-spaced document and throws it to who knows where. And when you log onto another computer, happily assuming that your work is all hunky-dory awesome beans, the fucking 9 page, single-spaced Political Science paper for which you've been working your ass off for one whole week is fucking GONE! GONE, I tell you, GONE! To where? Fuck knows! All because the FUCKING MAC decided to delete it, even when you didn't tell it to. I mean, college server folders are trustable. Things don't fucking disappear unless YOU delete them yourself, right? Fuck yeah. Even my Age of Empires is still on my college server folder. And if the Mac had just not saved my edits, my paper would've still been in my college server folder, right? Right. But I DON'T KNOW HOW THE FUCKING HELL THE MAC SUDDENLY GOT PERMISSION TO FUCKING DELETE MY PAPER. What the fuck. And so you do a search on the good old Mac. Nope, not there. You do another search on the PC. Nope, not there either. So you open ANOTHER FUCKING DOCUMENT from your college server ON THE MAC just to see what happens. And it opens. And you click save. And it saves. And then, you check your college server folder. AND IT'S NOT FUCKING THERE ANYMORE. GONE! VAMOS! MEI YOU LE! TIADA! Just a blank space there in what used to be your fucking 9 page, single-space paper! The Vacuum, the Whiteness, the Blankness, the Space, the Non-Existent Paper! NOTHING FUCKING THERE! Since when does saving equal deleting? Only in Macspeak. Fucking Mac doesn't understand that computers do what humans ask them to. WTFWTFWTFWTFWTF. And so you go to the recycle bin. Guess what? IT'S ALSO NOT FUCKING THERE. SAVING NOT ONLY MEANS DELETING, but DELETING TO SOMEWHERE ELSE OTHER THAN THE FUCKING RECYCLE BIN. Which means that you don't even get to retrieve it. Fucking ass. WHO THE HELL GAVE YOU PERMISSION TO DO THAT TO MY PAPER, HUH, you STUPID MAC?! IDIOT. It's so STUPID it doesn't even have a RIGHT CLICK BUTTON on its mouse. It's so stupid that it takes FOREVER FOR ANYTHING TO RUN. IT's so STUPID that you can't play games on it. The DUMB BLONDE OF THE COMPUTER WORLD, ya? SO what do you have, MAC? Nice curves. Smooth, supple, white skin. Cute apple logo. In-built camera. What else? NOTHING. STUPID. I WANT MY FUCKING PAPER BACK. SPIT THE FUCKING THING OUT YOU FUCKER! So FUCK MACS!!! Oh wait, I'm sorry, that's rude. MUCK FACS!
Yeah! Stupid macs. I did graphics design in school for three freaking years on a bunch of glossy, underpowered Macs!! Ridiculous lagging, terrible network connections and that goddamn mouse, all because the headmistress wanted the school's computer room to be 'different.'
Ashley W May 18, 2007 08:45 AM PDT
Guess I still prefer my non-MAC laptop. ;P
liz wong May 18, 2007 12:35 PM PDT
AHHHHH!!!! 9 pages single spaced!!!!!!!!!!!! i feel your pain!!!!!!
(i have one 12 page paper to go, and then i'm D.O.N.E.)
Hsueh Ming May 18, 2007 08:03 PM PDT
Sigh. I have to write two 2000-3000 word essays a week. That translates to about 10 pages of single spaced a week. Plus i have to revise for coming exams. Oh joy...
Charis August 10, 2009 11:33 PM PDT
I was going to say that this piece was heartfelt but then I realized that that would be awfully superfluous, like this comment so far, so I'll just beam in enjoyment at your wonderful ode.