February 22, 2006 @ 12:25 pm by sean
During my assessment for my product design yesterday, my teacher finished by making a remark about how not-fun my toy is, and he said, ‘you’re not from Canada.’
The obvious implications are that Canadians are boring – at least compared to Americans – and my toy is as exciting as a Canadian toy.
The catch is, only 3 generations back I am from Canada, and though I acknowledge my toy is quite boring, I would have played with it as a child, all which possibly justifies my ‘boring’ toy. This project has been quite a challenge because I’ve had to design a toy for kids who already have too many toys, and on top of it, it has to be non-computer based and exciting. Well I’m not exciting and I figured out everything for the toy, except how to make it fun.
Does anyone have a really old cassette walkman I could have/purchase/borrow? I need the oldest one I can get. When I get back home of course. I have an idea and I think it’s clever. I tend to think too much about how other people view my ideas and end up not going through them.
This morning started out sunny, but the clouds waged a great war on the blue skies and sun. The clouds advanced in their wonderous darkness and sent the wind blowing the weaken their enemy ahead of them. Even before the sun dissappeared the rain started to come. Once the clouds covered the skies the rain turned to sleat/snow! But nearly as soon as the wet snow bega to fall, the sun decided it would not let it happen, and the blue sky was too strong, and the great cloud migration passed over leaving only it’s wind and water on the ground as evidence of its attempt at domination.
I can smell the beef bbq flarored Hula Hoops the people near me are eating, because just today I finished off my last snack bag of that wretched flavor.
When you think of Trix cereal, I’m sure you think of the slogan. However, how do you usually think of the word ‘Trix’? As ‘trix’ or ‘tricks’? The most common use of the word pronounced as ‘trk’ is not a cereal, but 1 a : a crafty procedure or practice meant to deceive or defraud b : a mischievous act : PRANK c : an indiscreet or childish action d : a deceptive, dexterous, or ingenious feat; especially : one designed to puzzle or amuse. So what the slogan for that cereal has become, whether inadvertently or not, is propaganda for growing up and acting ones age, because not only are ‘Trix for kids’ but so also ‘tricks are for kids’ so as the non-children we are, we should not be pulling tricks on anyone. Look at the definition of bolded letter ‘c.’
Trix cereal is causing the downfall of western civilization and removing all fun from adult life! And causing cavities! Down with Trix!
When I think about the Lord, how He picked me up, turned me around and set my feet on solid ground, it doesn’t make me want to shout anything. I don’t much like shouting, but still this concerns me a bit. If there is one thing I should be interested in shouting about, isn’t this it?
Maybe it’s because that is such a slow, non-exciting, non-shouting song.
Don’t read ‘A Story About A Lie’ by Robert Lewis Stevenson. Or if you do, don’t read the last chapter. The bloody Dues Ex Machina completely ruined the entire story. That is even part of the title of the last chapter. The story was going sooo well in its going so awefully wrong, and I knew there was only one chapter left, and then I saw the title of it and new everything was going to be happy and completely ruin the honesty of the story. The whole ‘dues ex machina’ concept is a load of crap, and I don’t like who ever started it. Was it the Greeks?
‘Don’t associate with a man given to anger, or go with a hot-tempered man, or you will learn his ways and find a snare for yourself.’ are the words of the twenty second chapter of Proverbs, the twenty fourth and twenty fifth verses. These British chaps that I know here are such vulgar people, and now those bloody words are getting into my thoughts. It is not welcome.
You all are so kind to this plain square.