For Part One, click here.
When we last left off, I said I was going to explain the main reason why no meaningful gun legislation will be passed anytime soon:
Back in December, I wrote a piece right after the Sandy Hook shootings that was partly about guns, and I stand by everything I said. However, I declined to emphasize a silver lining that occurs due to the media’s non-stop coverage of such tragedies – it gets people to at least talk about gun control.
I would like to consider this a pseudo-sequel to that last article, as a non-emotional response to the events that occurred last year, and also as a timely commentary on the current events surrounding gun control. I’m going to try and be as objective as possible, so here it goes: here are 6 things you will almost never see reported in the media about guns.
The Star Wars Prequels are hands-down the most underrated series of movies ever developed. I saw Episode I when I was 10 years old, and it changed my life. The drama. The tension. The light sabers. The Jar Jar.
Now, this may be a rather unpopular opinion, and I invite people to politely disagree. But I believe I have indisputable proof that these movies were simply better than the originals in almost every aspect. In this list, I will explain how all the characters that were introduced and then killed off in Episode I actually have full character arcs that rival The Godfather. I will analyze the dialog, and breakdown exactly why George Lucas’s writing chops shone brighter than ever, especially during Episode II’s pivotal scenes. I will argue why Hayden Christensen and that kid with the bowl cut couldn’t have been more perfect for their roles as Anakin, and why Yoda became way more interesting as an entirely computer generated whatever he is. Also, as an avid C-SPAN watcher, I thoroughly enjoyed the parts about the Galactic Senate, and if anything the movies needed some extra explanation as to how the trade embargoes affected the constituents of the voting majority.
But let’s start with the basics. What really made these movies so great?
Once upon a time I went to Europe with some friends. Although the trip was filled with adventures, most of them are your typical “Wow, there is no way that would be legal in America” college kid stuff. Despite that, I honestly believe that I can claim that I got to do something that most Americans will never get the chance to do ever in their lives.
At some point in my life, I realized pop music lyrics make no damn sense. Mostly because it’s more about the feel of the music and less about the poetry, so songwriters can get away with the most ridiculous assaults on the English language. In Breakdown, I overanalyze the shit of these lyrics and completely miss the point in the process.
This Week’s Breakdown:
“As Long As You Love Me” by the Biebs.
I pride myself on the fact that I am able to keep this blog up-to-date with current events and that I am timely with everything I write. Which is why I’ll be telling a story that happened at the end of last year.
In 2012, my girlfriend and I decided to get iPhones upon walking by an Apple store in the mall. It was a spontaneous and pointless decision in a moment of fancy, not unlike one made by any character ever played by Zooey Deshanel.
We both had the original Motorola Droid phones at the time, which we bought when the Droid 2 was already out. So already we were long overdue for an upgrade. We walked right into the store with the full intention of just doing buying one, even though I wasn’t even sure which model model I wanted. We’re just so whimsical!
But before we irreversibly typecasted ourselves as happy little fun-fairies, I wanted to do the research.
Omegle is an anonymous insta-chat site, and it’s it’s fun and easy to mess with people. Read these if you want a quick laugh.
If you are not familiar, the “you” is me, the “stranger” is a random person, and the question is written by another random person, who just watches the conversation (in horror). These are all real, edited for clarity because people can’t type.
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You are now chatting with a random stranger. Say Hi!
Question to discuss:
Hi. I am physically beautiful and intelligent. I need to make twenty thousand dollars in four months. What are my options?
YOU: ur not gonna like the options
YOU: 2 words – Web. Cam.
Your conversational partner has disconnected.