Dracil’s BlogJournal

February 28, 2009

Religious conservatives buy more porn

Filed under: christianity, Controversy, Politics, religion — dracil @ 11:27 pm

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16680-porn-in-the-usa-conservatives-are-biggest-consumers.html

This must be like all those anti-homosexual preachers that keep getting caught in homosexual relationships.

Some of the statistics.

“Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year’s presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the lowest 10 favoured Barack Obama.

Residents of 27 states that passed laws banning gay marriages boasted 11% more porn subscribers than states that don’t explicitly restrict gay marriage.

States where a majority of residents agreed with the statement “I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage,” bought 3.6 more subscriptions per thousand people than states where a majority disagreed. A similar difference emerged for the statement “AIDS might be God’s punishment for immoral sexual behaviour.”

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Tomasso’s

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 12:09 am

This was our last get  together as Cubic Crunch since Sophia will be going to Taiwan indefinitely in the near future.

Joyce was a bit drunk from work.  :P

It was a really long wait, about one hour total (no reservations accepted).  Since I’m giving up meat, we went with all seafood tonight.  I liked the pizza we got.  The other two were basically clams.  Maybe we shouldn’t have gotten two clam dishes since they were pretty similar, except one was pasta and one was just clams.  I liked the clam sauce though.  But otherwise, we thought it was a bit too much of a wait and price for the food.

Our conversation tonight focused mainly on relationships and our past hangouts.  Also a bit of meta-talk about how we were making more off-color remarks (possibly influenced by the fact that the restaurant is also next to a bunch of adult stores).

Afterward, I took them onto a short tour of my office since it was near to the station.

February 27, 2009

Milk

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 1:17 am

Harvey Milk that is.  Well, the movie.

It was rather good.  Kept thinking about Prop 8 during the movie and the differences between how people went about it between that and Prop 6.

My mind still boggles at Yes on 8 people who claim they are being persecuted for their donations.  You can start talking about persecution when you are gangraped by homosexuals for being straight.

February 25, 2009

4’33”

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 10:20 pm

So actually I first came into the concept 4’33” from this game.  The way this game works is that if you’re the only person in the world playing the game for 4 minutes 33 seconds, you win.  If anyone else starts the game up, your game quits.  It’s pretty cool ’cause someone wrote a tracker showing who’s the current leader in the world.  I tried it for a while, but this guy in France kept jumping in and wouldn’t let me win, so I wrote a 3 line python script that restarted the game every time it quit and left it running overnight.  I’d won by the time I woke up.  :P

Then I wondered why it was 4 minutes and 33 seconds.  And this is the answer:

Still confused?  Then watch the orchestral version (with commentary).

Something else I also thought of later.  This game is played on forums all around the world.  It’s usually called something like “The last person to post in this thread wins”

Dreams

Filed under: personal — dracil @ 9:04 am

My dreams are so simple.  At least recently.  In that it’s very easy for me to interpret them.

Unfortunately, they’ve tended to be the bad nagging thoughts most of the time, and dreaming them means that they’re no longer semi-buried in the subconscious.  Which means it unduly influences my conscious mind.  It also means I’m making a bigger deal out of things than they warrant, especially since the thoughts are mostly irrational.

Maybe I’m getting close to lucid dreaming.

February 24, 2009

Vatican on evolution

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 10:24 pm

Go Vatican!

One of the reasons I’m happy I’m Catholic instead of some other Christian denomination.

Mardi Gras and Lent

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 9:55 pm

It’s that time of the year again.

It’s one of the few things I actually try to keep to every year, even if I’m being bad and not doing everything else.

Made sure all my meals had MEAT today because I’m giving that up again, except for fish, and except for Sundays.

Rob Rotten

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 9:52 pm

He was a speaker at Leqi’s film club today which we attended, along with Yanmin and some guy called Hao? (was not very friendly)

The speaker’s interesting because he’s in the porn industry.  He’s been through all its roles.  Writing, directing, and acting in it.  From his site, it even looks like his wife(?) is one of the actresses.  Seems like there were several wannabe porn makers in the audience as well, including this middle-aged woman that Leqi described as being kinda creepy.

We didn’t actually get to see a sneak peak because the projector was broken though.  :(

February 23, 2009

The Obameter

Filed under: News, Politics — dracil @ 9:30 pm

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/

This site keeps track of Obama’s progress on his campagin promises.  So far it looks pretty good.  15 kept, 4 compromised, 2 failed, a bunch more in the works.

*cough*

Filed under: Uncategorized — dracil @ 12:34 am

As per normal progression, it’s in the throat now which means it should be gone soon, though sometimes I cough for a long time after.  Maybe it becomes a habit?

At least I can use cough drops now, and it’s not a strong cough.  Just that tingly itchiness at the back of the throat.

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