February 2nd, 2003

Shabu Dog

my response to the whole NASA thing...

okay, so lots of people are deciding to treat this tragedy like september 11th and go "oooo! im so fucking tired of hearing about it all...oooo! they deserved it they knew the risks..." yeah, they knew the risks, and sure theres lots of news coverage, but it still deserves a degree of respect. did the people working in the twin towers know the risks of "low flying planes?" everything has a risk to it. even driving in a car has risks to it as Reaper said. so many more people get killed in car accidents, but if you think about it, are they as televised as incidents like this? no. if they were, im sure they would get the same kind of response. anyone who saw "Red Asphalt" would know what im talking about.
After reading DC's journal ive come to the conclusion she feels roughly the same way, and i posted this comment
i was watching the news yesterday and the anchorman made an interesting point "we spend more money on unmanned missions than we do on manned missions" um..what is wrong with this picture?! those are human lives for christ sake! and yeah, that shuttle was old as can be! makes me wonder if they at least checked the heat tiles or anything. oh...and they KNEW it had problems with heat tiles from the last mission. youd think they would fix it cuz you know, thats the only thing keeping the soft little bodies inside from being burnt to a crisp!

wtf is wrong with people, dont they ever stop to think "gee, what if that was my teacher, parent or loved one up there?" all those people were married with kids just about. their kids are gonna have to tell people "yeah, my dad/mom blew up in the columbia" that just...REALLY sucks. it made me cry to hear the president talk about it. i never cry and i CRIED! not to mention, not only do they show the columbia blowing to bits on TV, but they ALSO repeatedly showed the challenger exploding! why?! *look see here what happened over a decade ago? see how it explodes? yeah that was bad, now look at this...*

people need to get a life and realize that people are to be respected more. especially during such a freak accident like this, that could have easily been prevented.


it was so heart wrenching just thinking about their families waiting in florida, then getting the news and being escorted away from the landing site. i watched the coroners pick up human remains...BODY PARTS RAINING FROM THE SKY?! what a horrible image!!! and i thought..wow....this was just 7 people, but the whole september 11th thing had so many more losses and they were just as bad with even MORE horrible images. i dont know how people can say *oh im SO sick of it they deserved it*. no one deserves that kind of fate. no innocent human being at least. and thats what these people were. they were helping human kind in the name of science. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED!

and i agree with DC that they shouldnt have used such an old ship that had problems with it already.
After the Challenger exploded, there have been many advances in space travel technology and they really really try to make sure something that doesnt happen again. perhaps this situation will be another learning experience.
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Shabu Dog

I love this song

*plays air drums* ..hey jude, dont make it bad, take a sad song, and make it better, remember, to let her into your heart, then you can start, to make it better....

today has been such a lazy day. i watched an episode of powerpuff girls, "Meet the Beat Alls" thats my fave episode cuz of all the Beatles references. I love watching shows that has a billion references to pop culture, which is probably why im in love with Kevin Smith movies, as well as the Clerks cartoons, which you MUST see if you have not. all 6 episodes are chock full of humor and material that is technically copyrighted. *ie: starwars junk, stupid george lucas*

i watched Apollo 13 today. i found it rather strange that they would have that playing especially after what happened yesterday. i love that movie though. for you Balto fans out there, you know that scene where theyre waiting for Jim Lovell and the other astronauts to respond *after they landed in the south pacific ocean* if you listen to the score, it sounds remarkably similar to the music in the scene where Balto meets the White wolf (Heritage of the Wolf)
mmm james horner goodness =)

naaa naaa naaa nanana naaa hey Jude..


im waiting for Tavis to call me after he gets home from work. i havent done any artwork today. been feeling feverish. i was supposed to see my dad and go out to breakfast with him, but i just couldnt get outta bed, so he came over and looked at my portfolio =)
as soon as mom got home she started nagging me about my room. precisely what my councellor said was not a good idea for her to do *especially cuz weve agreed on SEVERAL occasions that MY room is MY domain and anything i do in there is my business and i can keep it however i want as long as i odnt mess up the rest of the house* blah.

okay im rambling now. im thinking of drawing something cutesy wutesy for Valentines day, yes, to the horror of most of you who read my journal. but you KNOW im doing it JUST for you!! =D *drooly drooly smoochie smoochie poo!*

hrm...now to download more beatles..im really liking this.

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Shabu Dog

i dont want to go back to school

i just got my report card:

Animation: B
World Lit: A
Screen Printing: A
Econ: B
Photography: C

best grades ive had in awhile, but wtf is up with my photo grade? everyone else slacks off and gets a B and i do my work and get a C? that doesnt seem right. there must be some payoffs going on around here.

on a totally different note i hate feeling stupid. WHY DO I ALWAYS FEEL/ AM MADE TO FEEL STUPID?! also, why am i always nagged at? i barely talk at home, youd think by simply not contributing to the conversation id have no reason to have people lash out at me. =P
guh, im so annoyed right now.
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Shabu Dog

andy rooney will have a hay day with this one

are you ever faced with pointless commercials? ones that are cool to look at, but you dont know what the heck theyre selling? well for awhile now ive been seeing some like that, but one in particular. it has all these little "people like" block things jumping around and climbing on each other and then at the end it says "NakNak.com" so i go there.

www.naknak.com

and guess what. its a toy =P a disney endorsed toy no less...does someone smell the rebirth of POGS? i do. for a toy commercial i think it should have been more obvious. but i gotta admit these things are pretty cool, and kinda cute =)

and all this time i thought the commercial was for some kind of insurance company
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Shabu Dog

omg its groundhog day. *slaps forehead*

The full AOL story about the Ebay Columbia Debris can be found here Collapse )

but i totally forgot, its groundhog day. so are we gonna have more winter or what? not like it matters here though =) *breaks out the tanning lotion*
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    Golden Brown - The Stranglers (Snatch Soundtrack)