Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The College Experience

Well, I'm almost officially halfway done with college. I've really learned a lot in the past year, especially in regards to how ridiculous some people can be. In honor of these individuals, I'm creating a short list of rules that no one covered at orientation.

1. “Is this going to be on the test?” should not be a question that is asked in a college classroom. If the professor is taking the time to talk about it, you should probably pay attention.

2. If you want to take a nap, just go home. Although the library may seem like a nice, quiet place to snooze, your snoring makes it hard to study.

3. Don't pick a fight with the professor. Is it really worth repeating the class? Especially if he/she is the only one who teaches it?

4. Don't complain about how you got a D on a test because you were hungover when you took it. That's nobody's fault but your own.

5. Don't get hammered the night before a test.

6. Don't be the smartest person in class. Or if you are, don't let anyone know about it. They won't leave you alone.

7. Don't be the dumbest person in class. You probably won't be in college for long.

Seven simple rules to follow to make the college experience better for everyone.

Oh, and don't forget to visit the new store!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Double Standards and Self-Contradictions

The summer blockbuster season is upon us! With Thor opening this weekend, I've been doing my research, reading reviews to see if it's worth the ridiculous price to go see it in the theater. While reading reviews, I stumbled across one that just plain made me mad. It's not often that a review of a comic book movie makes you think about racism. Unless, of course, that review comes from Clay Cane over at

Cane begins his review by saying that Thor is the worst Marvel movie ever, next to Iron Man 2. He's obviously never seen the Nick Fury movie starring David Hasselhoff, or the Ang Lee fiasco known simply as “Hulk.” I'm already doubting his qualifications to write this review. Furthermore, Cane bases his judgment of this film solely on two criteria, one of which really has nothing to do with the film.

The first of Cane's problems with this movie is that there just aren't enough black people in it. Imagine that! Norse mythology isn't chock full of black people! Should I be offended that there aren't any white gods in the Hindu pantheon? I don't think so. The fact that Marvel Studios actually did make one of the Norse gods black makes his argument that much more ridiculous. Or maybe I'm being ridiculous in looking for historical accuracy (fictional or otherwise) in a comic book movie. Also, I think Mr. Cane should take a hard look at the BET website before he comments on how a race is missing from something. The whitest person I found was Mariah Carey.

Cane's only other problem with this film is that there's too much CGI. “Nearly every scene is a green screen, leaving little authenticity, especially in 3D, an overused fad that Hollywood needs to retire.” Yet somehow, he gave Avatar (a.k.a. Pocahontas in Space) a B+. Now, I'm really confused...

The only conclusion that we can draw from this review is that Clay Cane didn't like this movie simply because there are too many white people in it. Is it just me, or is that racist? I'll be the first to admit that I don't like Tyler Perry movies, but it has nothing to do with the amount of black people in them. It's just that they're horrible, horrible movies.