Project

I think one day, when I have the money and space, and if I have the time, I’d like to get a project car. Actually, I would really like if that project car was a 240sx, because I know by then I won’t have mine anymore, and it’s just such a good car. I think it would just be super fun, if not also frustrating and rewarding. :)

Whose Line

After three episodes of the new season of Whose Line Is It Anyway, I have a few things to say.

1) Yeah, I miss Drew. Aisha is a good host, but Drew was funnier and joined in the last game.

2) They don’t seem to do anything with the audience anymore and instead bring on random celebrities. I can see the appeal, but I kind of miss the audience interaction.

3) Wayne, Colin, and Ryan are still regulars, and that’s awesome. Much to my pleasant surprise, the fourth guest has been great for every show. I was excited to see Heather Ann Campbell on the second episode. She was hilarious on Drew Carey’s Improvaganza.

4) The show still has a very familiar charm, and though its easy to tell that a lot is different, it’s also nice that not a lot has changed. I’m super excited the show is back. :)

Government misaligns priorities and values

Here is an informal poll that I would like any readers to take in their heads before continuing on to the next paragraph: while driving, why do you try to closely obey speed limits?

Got your response?

If you’re like most people, your answer is probably “I don’t want to get a ticket.” It’s an innocent enough answer, but why is the government fining you for going 67 MPH in a 60 MPH zone? What are you doing wrong? You’re not harming anyone, and if your immediate thought is “you have a greater potential to harm someone,” then since when is Minority Report-like pre-crime an actual crime? And furthermore, you have greater potential to harm someone simply by getting behind the wheel of a 2700+ pound hunk of metal than you do by walking or bicycling. If you would try to make the argument that you are for speed limit laws because they save lives, then you should inherently be against driving in general since car accidents kill so many people.

The hard truth is traffic laws like speed limits misdirect our priorities. Why do you not drive extremely fast in a residential zone? The answer should be that you don’t want to risk any lives or property, not that you don’t want to pay a tax to the police department. If people were concerned about other people rather than paying a ticket, we might all be safer on the road.

Slightly Belated Independence Day Reminder

The 4th of July is typically a celebration of American freedom, but on this July 5th, I’d like to share a tale from a Veteran’s Day celebration in elementary school.

I was in 6th grade, and I was asked to get up in front of the school and say a prayer for freedom. I don’t remember the first few lines, but I’ll never forget the last two because I messed them up. It should’ve gone:

Make us brave and keep us free,
For our country and for thee

But in my nervousness, I managed to change one of the words and said:

Make us brave and make us free,
For our country and for thee

6th grade me was slightly embarrassed at the mistake, but 27 year old me realizes it wasn’t a mistake at all. Here’s to hoping that one day we are free from an oppressive and tyrannical government once again.