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Someone should care, maybe not you....

My thoughts on many things including the army, war, politics, the military corrections system, chaos, life, books, movies, and why there is no blue food. Feel free to comment on what I say. Feedback is nice.

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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

17 August 2006

How would you like to sleeping one night and have the person sleeping next to you sit up (thus waking you) and say in a creepy dead pan voice "Put it on the table." "huh?" you ask, "Just put it on the table." "Ah, put what on the table dear?" "The body, put the body on the table." Then they go back to sleep.

No, this did not happen to me. It was a story told by a voice actor telling why she thinks she got a role playing a rather strange character in an anime called Noir. I thought it was interesting. And I did like the anime too.
This anime leads me to ask the great question yet again of why (in movies at least) do evil geniuses keep kipnapping groups of girls and torturing and killing them until only one is left to become their great assassin. IN my mind that would be excessively foolish because you are A. Wasting huge amounts of resources training people that you are going to slaughter and B. What on earth (at least in the real world) would keep this finalized perfect assassin from looking at you and say thanks for the gun and blowing your brains out? Who knows but it certainly is a much reused theme. Noir does manage to jump out of this at the end but I was wondering for several episodes.

Now, on a different topic. I nearly fried myself the other morning. Literally. I was using an old vacuum cleaner to clean up some cat liter when it's motor began to emit smoke and such. It was dead. So I turned it off and decided I would throw it away when I hauled my trash out later. When I came back about an hour later I picked it up them looked at it's very long cord and though "I can use that, maybe make an extension cord from it or something." So, I went to my tool bench and picked up a pair or wire cutters and went back and sniped the cord off. When the sparks began flying out of the cord and the popping noises began it dawned on me that, like a TOTAL IDIOT, I had not unplugged the damn thing. I am mildly impressed by my reaction time because when I noticed it I was suddenly five feet back crouched on the weight bench examining my hand for burn marks. NO burns, not even shocked which surprised the heck out of me. Especially since the wire cutters I was using were old and had no insulation on the hanldles. I was, suffice it to say, luckier than I have any right to be. I reached over, unplugged the cord and went on about my day shaking my head at my stupidity.
Now repeat after me, "WHEN AN ELECTRICAL ITEM STOPS WORKING, ALWAYS UNPLUG IT BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE."

In Lebanon Hezbollah has declared that it won't be disarmed. The Lebanese Army has declared that it won't try and disarm Hezbollah, and the French who were expected to take the leading role in this UN force to occupy southern Lebanon has declared that it only wants to send a small contingent of troops. I knew this would happen. This is not a peace opportunity, this is merely a pause to rearm and catch ones breath before fighting again. There will be no peace in Lebanon as long as there are private militias operating in the area.

6 Comments:

Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

I really think that your last comment has a much closer relationship to your story about unplugging the damn thing when it stops working (and especially before cutting the cord) than you might have thought when you wrote it.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I know you..You are related to me.

I know this because every single male in my family feels the need to cannibalize appliances and household items for their motors switches, and cords.

Its got to be genetic.

I am glad you didnt get BBQ though.
: )

7:50 PM  
Blogger exMI said...

3x20 - yeah, something in the Mideast needs to be unplugged and worked on.

Jen - Related to you? Darn, I guess that means I can't lure you up here with my food after all...... :)

7:11 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

exmi
I didnt say we were a close relation. lol

Dont give up on the food idea. I think it could be working for you.
*grin*

3:34 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

I stun and amaze myself all the time: not a week goes by where I don't do something that should've killed me instantly, painfully. Knowing that I haven't died when, several hundreds of times in my life, I should have, keeps me going. It shows me I still have some kind of purpose.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

glass half full...

9:43 PM  

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