The freakshow hosted by NGene
|Oct. 18th, 2005 03:49 pm|
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|Jan. 10th, 2005 10:27 pm Britney Spears and backward messages! @.@|
I just heard it today. Britney Spears has a backward message in her song "One more time!" o.O
If you download an MP3 of the song and play the chorus in reverse, you'll very clearly hear "Sleep with me, I'm not too young." Some people have claimed they hear "Ah, see me" instead of "Sleep with me," but that probably depends on your imagination, since the closest thing you can hear is "slee me." But the "I'm not too young" part is absolutely clear.
You should try it. It's freaky. Even the famous and supposedly Satanic song "Stairway to Heaven" doesn't contain any clear backward messages, but this modern cheesy pop song does! So what should we conclude from this..?
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|Oct. 11th, 2004 10:59 am A lot of scary birds|
I'm suspecting the birds at the Student Village (the place where I live) are up to something. This can't be normal.
There are a lot of them. A lot. Several insanely huge flocks of little birds. For example, when I went to school today, I saw, again, these huge flocks of birds in the trees and in the bushes. When I walked near them, they all started flying, and the sky became dark because of the huge amount of birds. There were birds everywhere. The fluttering of their feathers and the chirping and tweeting were so loud that they almost freaked me out. When looking at the flock, I thought that if the birds suddenly decided to kill me, they could do it quite easily despite being so small. Yes, they were very small, but there was so much of them.
There are also a lot of dead birds at the Student Village right now. This week I've seen almost a dozen different decaying lumps of feathers lying in the streets of Student Village. Today I almost stepped on a headless rotting bird on my way to school, but luckily I noticed it just before I was about to mess my shoes.
Where do all these birds come from? Why do they keep gathering in the bushes near my home? I hope they haven't watched any Hitchcock's films lately.
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|Sep. 19th, 2004 12:23 pm Just read The Little Prince|
I read The Little Prince yesterday. I don't understand why I haven't read the book earlier. I'd read some passages from the book long time ago, and I loved them so much that I thought I should read the book someday, but I didn't do it until now. I'm really ashamed I haven't read the book earlier.
The book is full of wisdom, presented in a very simple and effective manner. The most beautiful parts, in my opinion, are the taming of the fox and the reason why the little prince's flower was so unique. They also are the most famous parts of the book, I guess.
While reading, I also couldn't help analyzing the book in MBTI terms. The grown-ups are presented as very SJ-like, which is very obvious from chapters one and four, for example.
A friend of mine, who's read the book, told me that I'd probably like The Little Prince because the book was just like me, in her opinion. Now I understand what she meant. It's quite clear the children are the iNtuitives and grown-ups are the stiff SJs. I'm wondering if Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was an NF Idealist. An INFP or INFJ, perhaps?
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|Sep. 6th, 2004 08:18 pm Gmail invites|
I've got some gmail invites. Does anybody want a gmail account?7 comments - Leave a comment
|Aug. 9th, 2004 10:03 pm You're speeling sux0rz|
Ok. That does it. That does it. I've seen it numerous times, in numerous journals. Numerous times I've been bravely trying to ignore it. Finally, I couldn't stand it anymore. The following attempt at a sentence, seen in a "friends only" banner in a journal that shall remain nameless, was the infamous last straw.
"Dont expect me to comment a lot if i think your a boring person"
Ok. I don't mean the word "Dont," or the lower case "i," or the missing period. Oh no, those are all quite innocent and tolerable little errors. So what exactly is the infamous last straw in the sentence above? Read it again. See? No? Are you trying to tell me there's nothing (else) wrong with the sentence? Then, perhaps, you should grab a dictionary and learn what the term "homonym" means. And, after learning what the term means, please learn to spell homonyms correctly.
Now, let me repeat the sentence for those who didn't get it.
"Dont expect me to comment a lot if i think YOUR a boring person"
I don't quite understand what the fellow LJer means by this. Does she mean "your boring person," as in "a boring person you own?" But the sentence doesn't make any sense. Ah, now I got it. She wants to say "you're a boring person!"
I've tried to stay calm, but the steam has been building up and it's getting very difficult to control myself. Now, my dear LJ friends, I'm going to lose my temper. LEARN TO SPELL HOMONYMS CORRECTLY! Why is it so ****** hard to realize what's the difference between your and you're?! Yes, they both sound the same, but that's why they teach English at school! So you'd learn to write the ***** language! Mix your and you're one more time again and I'll be convinced you've got a ****** cauliflower inside your head instead of a brain!
Aahhh, I'm feeling a lot better now. Finally, I got it off my chest. I'd like to point out that this rant was directed at people who speak English as their native language and therefore should know how to spell it.
[edit:] I just re-read this entry and realized it may look like I'm raving at my LJ friends. This isn't the case - everybody whose journal I read spell well enough for my taste. Hm. I could write another angsty rant about the "you" passive in English.
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|Jul. 29th, 2004 10:21 pm Linus Torvalds = Toilet?!|
Obviously the LJ spell checker doesn't know who is Linus Torvalds. Now look what it suggests as a substitute for Torvalds, who, in the spell checker's opinion, is a DVD and a toilet.
Thorvald's, Toeholds, Folds, Toehold's, Twofolds, Donald's, Tiebold's, Toledos, Tildes, Tibold's, Fields, Tilts, Foulards, Tenfolds, Devalues, DVDs, Davids, Tybalt's, Refolds, Revolts, Defaults, Devils, Toilets
The spell checker might just be stupid, or it's on Microsoft's payroll. I suspect the latter.
Paranoid? Who? Conspiracy theories? Where? Are you trying to tell me spell checkers can't think or work for Microsoft? Obviously they can, just look how this particular spell checker thinks Torvalds is the Devil himself.
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|Jul. 24th, 2004 06:15 pm You label music, why not people?|
I was wasting my time and randomly reading stuff at wikipedia, when I came across an entry about the MBTI. There's also a section for criticism about the MBTI, mainly about it being unscientific and creating the temptation to pigeonhole.
I agree that the MBTI is unscientific. I won't list my reasons here, mainly because it would require a new post, but there are some disturbing things about the MBTI, some of which I've discovered myself (like the correlation between S/N and J/P scales, Forer effect...) and some of which I've read about (like statistical unreliability). However, I still think the MBTI is a very useful tool for understanding myself and other people, so I'll be an amateur MBTI advocate until a better typing system comes along. A comprehensive list of my reasons for liking the MBTI despite it being unscientific would require another post. Hmm...
Anyway, the other reason for being skeptical about the MBTI is really stupid and isn't the fault of the personality typing system, it's the fault of moronic idiots who take it too far. I'm talking about the temptation to pigeonhole. The wikipedia entry lists four arguments. I wouldn't consider these arguments valid when criticizing the MBTI, because they're not correct use of the typing system, they're abuse of the MBTI.
( My opinions of the arguments.Collapse )
So. There are only 16 types, it should be obvious people can't be pigeonholed. The MBTI type should be thought of as a mere label. If I'm saying a person is shy, am I pigeonholing him? If I'm saying a person is a librarian, am I saying he's exactly like all other librarians out there? Of course not. So, if I'm saying a person is a specific MBTI type, am I pigeonholing him? Duh.
People are labeling music. Music is neatly put into genres and sub-genres. Telling what genre some piece of music belongs to is a shorthand way of telling the general characteristics of that particular piece of music. If I tell you a piece is classical, or electronic, you'll quickly get the idea of what kind of music it is. But only after listening to the piece you'll notice its unique features and you can decide if you like it or not. You'll still treat it as an individual, different piece of music, even though you describe its general characteristics by telling in which genre it belongs to.
Labeling people should be like labeling music. No more, no less.
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|Jun. 1st, 2004 05:37 pm Haha|
This one cracked me up. XD
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