Monday, February 27, 2006

Ray Stevens

Sometimes the music industry gets tiresome with the stuff it puts out. Sometimes each album from a band sounds suspiciously like the last one (Surfin', Surfin' USA...). One artist/comedian that I really appreciate is Ray Stevens. Instead of just coming out with songs that are just more takes on often used themes such as Love, Despair, Cars. His songs are hilarious, and very... unique. How can you possibly resist lyrics like:

Git it, git it, git it, git it...OW!
Gitarzan, he's a guitar man
He's all you can stand
Give him a hand, GItarzan

or

It's a typical American phenomenon where all the members have a fine old time
It's the forty-third annual convention of the Grand Mystic Royal Order
Of the Nobles of the Ali Baba Temple of the Shrine

He also shows a serious side with songs such as "Everything is Beautiful" and "Thank You". Ray Stevens is awesome!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

New Debate Resolution

Perhaps one of the hardest things about debate for me is having to make drastic changes, at first arguing that something is wrong, then changing rooms and binders, and arguing the exact opposite. Another drastic change is changing resolutions month to month.
The new resolution is:
Resolved: Juveniles charged with violent crime should be tried and punished as adults.

Should juveniles be tried in juvenile courts, or should they do "adult time for an adult crime"?

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Debate Tournament

I get to go to my first debate tournament on Friday! The topic (resolution) is:
The use of the state's power of eminent domain to promote private enterprise is unjust.
I will write about this new experience on Saturday or Sunday.

Update: The tournament, though small, was extremely exciting. There were five rounds. I was extremely nervous heading into my first round, but after it was over, I was ready to continue and felt confident. I ended up winning 3 of my 5 rounds. At the end of the day, I had won first place in my category! It was a very fun experience, and if anyone is considering taking up debate, I would definitely recommend it.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Chuck Norris "facts"

Chuck Norris has inspired many jokes. Here are just a few of the better ones (in my opinion):

In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Chuck Norris could use to kill you, including the room itself.

Chuck Norris can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves.

There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.

Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. Ever.

In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.

The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.

Chuck Norris is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.

Chuck Norris originally appeared in the "Street Fighter II" video game, but was removed by Beta Testers because every button caused him to do a roundhouse kick. When asked bout this "glitch," Norris replied, "That's no glitch."

Chuck Norris once shot down a German fighter plane with his finger, by yelling, "Bang!"

Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.