First off, I hate Tom Cruise:D With that out of the way, I'll get back on point...
Last night I finally decided to watch "The Last Samurai". What an amazing movie.
Movies like that and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", are so incredibly beautiful, in terms of the virtuousness they present. I can't even imagine living in a society, like the ones presented, in the previously mentioned movies. I love all of my technology, gear, and all of that, but when it comes to the big picture, and what matters, none of what I possess, materially, is worth a shit.
I'm an American and we seemed to have cornered the market on cons, lies, trivializing life's important subjects, mass consumerism, environmental destruction, selfishness, thinking we're better than everyone else, to ad nauseam. I really have no idea what it'd take for our perverted, I don't mean that in a sexual manner, society to get a grip and start to look at the big picture, to care about more than what we own and what's on t.v. We are doomed if we continue along this route as we are resting on past laurels, while ignoring our shortcomings, and not over-coming them. There are many countries who are taking over many facets of science, technology, world leadership, etc. We are a nation of lazy, spoiled, fat, rude, know-it-alls, who need a wake up call. The funny thing is I don't see this happening, nor do I see an event that will make it happen.
If you take a look and learn about numerous other cultures out there, you will see they want to learn more about the world, as a whole, instead of never sticking foot outside of their country or trying to learn something different than what was taught in their homeland. We need different philosophies introduced into our society, different, outlooks, different political systems, as apposed to one that is based on politicking and not what's best for the country. I loathe democrats and republicans, equally, because they are always trying to one-up each other instead of taking care of business. That's another issue, altogether, but it's part of the problem.
Our society is the worst when it comes to personal responsibility. There's nowhere else, on this earth, where you can go, without being responsible for your own actions. This is endemic to our society and it's a national embarrassment. With our national program on irresponsibility comes our addiction to frivolous lawsuits and always trying to work the system. Do our citizens know, or even care, that we are known for these things? Our previous generations took pride in the things they did, no matter what it was. As it stands we have fast food workers who can't even be polite to paying customers because they don't give a shit.
People better wake up and start to realize that the US isn't immune from being a ex-super power. The way we're going with our lazy, prescription addicted, McDonalds eating, up and coming(oxy moron) generation, I can only say we are doomed. I say this because no one seems to give a shit any longer. We could be great again is we could instill some virtuousness, work ethic, and personal responsibility back into the equation. I'm sorry to say, those seem to be, all but distant memories.
R.I.P. What we used to be.....
I went to work today and everyone was looking at me in a weird way. I finally asked someone "What's the dealy yo?" and they informed me that I was not wearing pants. This is the 3rd time I forgot to put on my pants for work and I find it somewhat troubling although it saves me from having to do laundry as often...
I used the following terms in a post today and felt they needed to be added to my list of terms....
CD-Socialism:add CD to the following definition and it's a definite possibility of what's coming..socialism ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ssh-lzm)
Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
CD-Stalinism:Ok add CD to the following definition but remove the stuff relating to Stalin?Marxist shit at the end..Stalinism ( P ) Pronunciation Key (stäl-nzm)
The bureaucratic, authoritarian exercise of state power and mechanistic application (ignore)of Marxist-Leninist principles associated with Stalin.(/ignore)
CD-McCartyism:Add CD in front of the following.. McCarthyism ( P ) Pronunciation Key (m-kärth-zm)
The practice of publicizing accusations of political disloyalty or subversion with insufficient regard to evidence.
The use of unfair investigatory or accusatory methods in order to suppress opposition.
Wow doesn't this sound like the RIAA's tactics?
New Term : Mighted
Mighted : When you make an obvious typo yet some are too dumb to understand it.
HL 2 Mighted have changed things
I think you should add 'mighted' to your lexicon:
Mighted: in dire need of a dictionary.
New Term : Post-Gank(er)
One who copies (ctrl-c) posts from another site's forum (yahoo, etc.) and posts them on slashdot as their own.
New Term : Skimmer
One who skims and doesn't read enough of it to understand it. The "smimmer" then posts a reply or counterpoint while not knowing that his/her reply is agreeing with the first post.
New Term : Cock-Sucking Grammar Nazi
Cock-Sucking Grammar Nazi:
The user who trolls around slashdot looking for words that are spelled wrong and/or bad grammar...if there is such a thing. This is the type of person who believes Star Wars Galaxies is a real place and they are part of that community.
They also run weak ass gaming sites like this one Shiite Hole with basic html as done through a weak ass GUI. Play a real game you little bitch and learn to code a basic web site. Ever heard of js, xml, dhtml, flash, or any language for coding web sites that's come out in the last 10 years? How about something dynamic or interactive?
You might also want to learn how to use photoshop/illustrator/imageready so you can design something that doesn't look like a child created it. Fucking llama..
New Term : Pentagram & Others
The Pentagram / Sister Fister / Fivesome:
Achieving 5 points on 5 posts in one day.(5+5+5+5+5)
4 X 4 / 4 on the Floor:
Achieving 4 points on 4 posts in one day.(4+4+4+4)
Trifecta / Triangulator / Triwker:
Achieving 3 points on 3 posts in one day.
Deuces Wild / 2 Many 2 / Twosday:
Achieving 2 points on 5 posts in one day. (2+2+2+2+2)
Fence Post / Shit Eating Grin / Brace Face:
Achieving 1 point on every post in one day.
Donut Holes / Line-O-Ho's / Jack Shiite
Achieving 0 points on every post in one day.
Binary / Programming
Achieving 0's & 1's on multiple posts in one day.
40oz / Ali's Thieves
Accumulating 40 points from posts in one day
Accumulating 50 points from posts in one day
The Golden Grandpa
Accumulating 60 points from posts in one day
The Golden Grandma
Accumulating 70 points from posts in one day
The Golden Sombrero
Accumulating 80 points from posts in one day
New Term:Course Management
I have now decided to devote my journal here to creating a Slashdot lexicon.
The thoughts and preparation that goes into a post to better work the moderation system in your favor.
New Term : DPM
New Term -
DPM:Digital Post Management
definition: Mods who perceive something that wasn't even insinuated and mod down a post because they don't get it.