<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d19050989\x26blogName\x3dThe+Constant+Wanderer\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://theconstantwanderer.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://theconstantwanderer.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d6796249467329979249', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Friday, July 28, 2006

Violence?

I don't really watch TV these days. There just isn't anything captivating to watch, and most of the shows on prime time TV are pretty trashy anyway. Sex, hatred, violence ... that's the general theme of today's shows. Fortunately, there are a fair share of wholesome channels such as Discovery, TLC, Food, History, and Animal Planet, but no one really watches those channels like they do MTV.

While we're on the topic of violence. I read yesterday that Pac Man was rated as 64% violent according to a video game rating, which translate to "very bad violence". This scares me, because just last week I learned that there are people out there training monkeys to play Ms. Pac man, which is arguably even more violent than Pac Man. The conspiracy theorist side of me is afraid that there are evil people out there engineering a race of killer monkeys to launch an attack against humanity. Pretty scary stuff ...

Leave a Comment ()

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Chinese Fight Club

The first rule of fight club is that you don't EVER talk about fight club. Since this rule effectively makes the club exclusive, it's no wonder why I have never heard about the fight club in China before.

However, today I was reading the news and I found out this article. Yes, it may seem ridiculous to some that a guy can beat himself up that badly, but it's not like we haven't seen it done before, just ask Ed Norton.

... my sarcasm is out of control these days ...

Does the Chinese government really think they can fool anyone with this explanation when they try to kill someone who opposes them?

... a six-week official inquiry has concluded that Mr Fu shattered his own vertebrae. "No case can be established because the injuries were not caused by another person," said the Zigui police station. Investigators told Mr Fu they were unable to find any other footprints near the slope down which Mr Fu said he fell after being twice struck with a wooden pole.

*Sigh* Blantant acts of injustice just piss me off ... this is just as terrible

Leave a Comment ()

Friday, July 21, 2006

Smart Monkey! Here's a Banana ...

After watching this clip of a monkey playing pacman (this one is great too), suddenly a wave of new hope penetrates deep into my heart. To know that we, human being, evolved from these hairy creatures brings me unspeakable joy. Now I have a strong (perhaps even prophetic) conviction that my offsprings will be little geniuses. They will be so immensely intelligent that they will master the game of pong at the ripe young age of 25! To know that our lives have such grand purposes, to haphazardly evolve into fitter creatures, without an intelligent creator of any kind, oh ... it brings my soul such comfort.



*please do note the sarcasm*

Leave a Comment ()

Friday, July 14, 2006

Fun with Blueberries

I LOVE blueberries!

Last night a bunch of us went to my friend Dale's house to pick blueberries in her huge garden. It was so much fun. Other than the fact that it was harsh manual labor that requires you to bend or kneel down and sacrifice your tender flesh to vicious insects, we had a blast. There's really nothing like eating luscious blueberries off the tree, plucking out the biggest berries and stuffing them in your tummy, and of course - blueberry fighting!

Needless to say, I ate a lot of blueberries yesterday.

*** warning - don't read beyond this point if you're faint of heart ***

Despite a pretty weird dream, I was still in blueberry heaven when I woke up this morning. I even brought a whole quart of them to the office and finished them before lunch time. So ... *ahem* ... a surprise came when I went to the bathroom later this morning. After I finished doing my business, I looked and saw GREEN POOP.

So here's a word of warning for you, if you eat too many blueberries, your poop will turn green! Here are some articles of proof for you (search blueberries) - just so you know I'm not weird. Since I'm such a nice friend, I also warned my berry picking compadres. Here's an excerpt of our conversation:

me: wait until you poop
Dotty: i did! i don't think i ate as many blueberries as you did

Dotty: the color wasn't normal but it wasn't THAT greeen

me: hmm ... well, now you know

me: eat more

me: i'm eating them now

Dotty: yeah, i want green poo

Dotty: did you take a picture?

Dotty: you can email it to the rest of the bluerberry pickers

me: eww ... that's nasty

Leave a Comment ()

No Men Needed ...

It's scary how far humanity has come in the past decade with genetics. With the first phase Human Genome Project completed, scientists are starting to understand more about the functions of certain genes and how they influence us physiologically. Stem Cell research has been a big deal too, as I'm sure you've heard and thought about some serious ethical questions regarding that.

Today some scientists announced that they have figured out how to grow sperm cells from stem cells. They also said that it's possible that women can generate their own sperm!

"The advance in reproductive science raises new opportunities to treat male infertility and the possibility that women could make sperm.

The professor behind the research believes that, when safe, the advance could help men with certain types of infertility to become fertile, to remain fertile for longer and, controversially, could even one day enable a lesbian couple to have children that, at the genetic level, are truly their own."

I haven't fully thought about all the implications or the ethics on this yet, but the one thought that came to mind is that it's theoretically possible for the women to kill all the men in this world and still survive! Sounds like something out of a bad sci-fi movie ... just imagine Eve without Adam ... scary.

Leave a Comment ()

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Dentist

I feel like I'm on a roll , last night I answered my first question in a long time and now I'm blogging here. Perhaps I am getting too stressed and need some type of outlet ... hmm.

So I had my biannual trip to the dentist earlier this morning, which on normal circumstances wouldn't be such a big deal. But I was a tad scared that the dentist would bust my lip open again so my heart definitely beat a bit faster when she took up her sharp metallic tools.

My doctor moved to a new and swankier office down the street and now they have a LCD TV right on top of the dentist chair. Stop and picture it for a moment: you're lying on your back, a bright light shining into your month while someone with sharp tools is scraping at your teeth ... but when you look up, you see a TV! What a genius idea!

Maybe it's just me, but I just couldn't get myelf to open my eyes to watch TV while the doctor cleans my teeth. Plus, I was trying to figure out why everyone who works at my dentist's office had "D"names: Donna, Dolores, Dawn, Dana, Darlene, and the Doctor. Isn't that pretty weird? Maybe it's some sort of freaky cult ...

Leave a Comment ()

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

YHWH

God is the most God-centered being in the universe. - John Piper

People always asks, "If God created us so that we can glorify Him, doesn't this make Him pretty vain?" Well, I don't think that vain is the correct word for it, but it does make Him very God-centered.

Take the Exodus story for example, God appointed Moses to deliver the Israelites from slavery from the hands of the Egyptians. There were ten deadly plagues and God hardens pharaoh's heart time and time again. So ... why did God do that?

Let's take a look at some scripture:
Exo 7:3,5 "But I will harden Pharaoh's heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt ... The Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the songs of Israel from their midst. "

This theme repeats throughout the next few Chapters (7:17, 8:22, 9:14-16, 12:12, 14:4), God demonstrates His power through these plagues so that both the Israelites and Egyptians may know and believe that He is the Lord and be honored (14:18) through it.

When it was all over, The Israelites finally believed.
"When Israel saw the great power which the Lord had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and His servant Moses" (Exo 14:31).

It may be hard to take in, but I believe that there are times God allows atrocities to come upon us so that we may be awoken from our disbelieve and acknowledge that He is indeed the Lord. Isn't it interesting that God tells the Israelites to turn back in their journey (14:2) to camp before the Red Sea so the He can show His power and thus casue the Israelites to put their trust in Him? All this makes me wonder just how much God will do to bring us to Himself ...

side note:
"Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided." (Exo14:21)
Why have I always thought that Moses just went up to the edge of the shore and shouted "PART THE SEA," and then the waters drew back within seconds?

Leave a Comment ()