The Beav according to Beav

Still crazy after all these years.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Intro to Korea

I thought I should probably post a little of Korea. I still haven't seen much of it, but out the gate is an almost overwhelming display in pursuit of the (not so) almighty Won. There are 300 bars in a 3-block radius from the gate. This is not an exaggeration. The storefronts (including restaurants and bars) stack right on top of each other. Many signs include the legend "2F" or "3F" indicating the floor you should stop at for their wares.

I included these two pictures simply because they appeal to the hippie idealist in me. The mural of the two flags painted on a wall out in town touches me. What touches me even more is that there is almost no graffiti painted on it, though there is some nearby. And the Peace Shop? How can you top it? "How much to get some for the planet?" They actually sell art in there. Most of it looks good, if not particularly inspiring. I have a few pics from Lotte World (an indoor/outdoor amusement park attached to a mall with an icerink), but those will wait for another day.

Much love!

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Chaps My @$$

I was just watching the end of a show on steroid use. (Yeah, there's not much on here.) They talked to a guy in a gym who was saying that athletes dope because we, as consumers, demand that records be broken. We demand performance beyond natural capability. We demand that they dope.

Now I'm pretty pissed off. Bullshit! I recognize that I'm not a typical "consumer," particularly when it comes to sports. However, I don't agree with his premise. I want to see the fastest human, not the best steroid cocktail. I want to see a competition of man against man (or woman, whatever), not man's drug regimen against man's drug regimen.

If you're gonna try to cheat the system, don't try to pass the blame on to the people you're cheating. That's just bullshit. If I copy off the guy next to me in a test, I can't blame my parents for expecting me to pass. The blame falls entirely on me for cheating. If there is any dishonesty I find more distasteful than any other, it's intellectual dishonesty.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Do I amuse you?

I've seen it many times in many places. And now, I've finally gone and done it: the 3-variable funny test. And since I know none of you will rest until you know my scores...

My result for The 3 Variable Funny Test...

the Provacateur

your humor style:

You'll crack on anything, and you're often witty, even caustic, about it.

Therefore, your sense of humor is polarizing. You're transgressive, and you've got a seriously sharp 'edge'--maybe too much for some folks. If they get you, people think you're one of the funniest (and smartest) people in the world. If they don't, they think you're an ass. Whatever, right? While some might question your judgement, your comic intellect is unquestionably respected.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Chris Rock - Lenny Bruce - George Carlin

The 3-Variable Funny Test!

- it rules -

Take The 3 Variable Funny Test at HelloQuizzy

I think I can take being compared to Chris, George, and Lenny. (Heady stuff)