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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Goodbye, Pope

From the movie 'Pay It Forward'

It is the last day of February. 
A world leader, Pope Benedict XVI, is stepping down today. 
Tomorrow is the first day of March. 
It is the month of graduation. 
How many among our future graduates, myself included, 
will actually do something to change the world? 
At least Pop Benedict XVI did. 

And we need not be a pope or a global leader to effect change.
We could be like that boy, Trevor, 
who just tried to stop a bunch of bullies at his school
from beating off his friend. 
They stabbed him, and he died. 

Trevor died to save his friend. 
Jesus Christ died to save humanity. 
Perhaps we, too, could die a little 
(literally or symbolically)
to make this world better. 

God bless the former Pope. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Oscars 2013

I'm still confused myself... but perhaps the Academy was confused too, in choosing Seth Macfarlane as this year's host. Yes he was awesome (as some people would say), but he was pretty rude too (what I would say), especially to women. You know, jokes about women's parts ("We Saw Your Boobs"), women eating disorders (the flu joke), women stereotypes (that we don't ever let go, or that we're such nags, or we're difficult), violence against women (Chris Brown beating Rihanna), younger women hooking up with far too older men (Quvenzhane Wallis hooking up with George Clooney), etc. To Mr. Macfarlane and the Academy, there's nothing honorable about them.

I just think that the Oscars wasn't the appropriate venue for Seth  Macfarlane's cringe-worthy jokes. He could've let Ted, the talking teddy bear he created, do the talking in some scumbag movie instead.

IT Girl

To view trailer: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=516021075114629