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Feb. 2nd, 2003

today was fairly uneventful. i played video games and cleaned my room and watched tv and went to a store meeting and had coffee and soda and cupcakes and cookies.

my official outlook on the whole columbia thing. if you want to, you can call me heartless:

7 people died. yes, it is sad, but it is being blown out of proportion by the media. last week, when [insert number here] people died in a terrorist attack in [insert middle-eastern country here], it got a 30-second mention on the news. these people died in the name of science. the best way i can put it is this: in over 40 years of space exploration, there have been 15 deaths. that is an amazing record. compare that to, i don't know, racecar driving. also, i heard this on tv this morning, and it is definitely a great quote: safety was the number-one priority, but it couldn't be the only priority. in space travel, the only way to be perfectly safe is not to travel at all. these people voluntarily strapped themselves into huge hunks of metal attached to thousands of gallons of rocket fuel, and hurtled into the sky. finally, i was only 6 when the challenger went down. i have no memories of it at all ( i was even more oblivious then than i am now). i do, however, have memories of 9-11. how are the deaths of 7 people supposed to compare to those of 2800? [cue velma] it's sad of course, but a fact remains a fact.

i know, i have no heart. it's sad, but it just has no holding in my life. it was an accident, and therefore doesn't have the same influence to me as if it were a malicious act.

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metalynith
Feb. 2nd, 2003 08:27 pm (UTC)
ya know, I totally agree that the shuttle thing got blown up (no pun intended) by the media wayyyy more than necessary.
davitant
Feb. 3rd, 2003 01:02 am (UTC)
you cuing Velma....you go see Chicago?

and of COURSE the media sensationalizes. Otherwise they'd have to report on real news all the time.
lieutfaber
Feb. 3rd, 2003 07:53 am (UTC)
chicago
no...i haven't seen it yet >_< movie soundtrack has not left the car since i bought it tho... i have it mostly memorized. and musical soundtrack is right in front of me.

mary sunshine: are you sorry?
Roxie: are you kidding?
kyleholl
Feb. 3rd, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)
Re: chicago
oh yes , oh yes, oh yes we both
oh yes we both
oh yes we both reached for
the gun, the gun, the gun, the gun
oh we both reached for the gun
for the gun.

now that that's out of my system... you know the part in "when you're good to mama" that says "they say that life is tit for tat and that's the way I live... then i deserve a lot of tat, for what i've got to give?" Well, when you see the movie... you'll get a kick outta that line considering Queen Latifah is um... well... you'll see : P

Oh and see if you can find the lipstick on Roxie's left front tooth during the last song with Velma. hehe... I get a kick out of stupid things : )
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