Thursday, February 28, 2013

Virginia Dreamin'

Recently I have been reading through Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence (better known as Lawrence of Arabia). In it there is a quote (players of Uncharted 3 may also recognise it).

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

This reminds me of my Junior year in high school. During that year there was a central theme of The American Dream that ran primarily through English, but was also present in History class (American History). While I never thought of it at the time the above T.E. Lawrence quote makes me wonder; what is more important the dream or the dreamer?

Realistically an argument can be made that neither is more important than the other. But without the dreamer there is no dream... or is there? What say you?

Monday, February 25, 2013


Have you ever heard part of a song in a commercial or movie ad and wanted to hear more? I have. Most recently a song played in the commercials for National Geographic's Inside Combat Rescue. This is not the first time, just the most recent. It got me to wondering if this ever happens to other people. For those wondering the song and (very weird) video are below.

Monday, February 18, 2013


Is the Toyota logo supposed to look like someone wearing a cowboy hat?

If so, can I be their mascot?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Saint Valentine's Day

Al Capone was the only man who knew how to properly celebrate this "holiday".

That is all.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


What is the deal with nerd culture? Specifically why do people think that my enjoyment of something that they dislike somehow lessens their enjoyment of it?

My primary example is a friend of mine. He is a huge Star WArs fan and takes some level of personal insult when someone makes disparaging remarks about it. WHY!? Does their dislike of Star Wars somehow take away from his love of it?

This particular Jimquisition tackles the subject from a slightly different angle.

Seriously though, why can we not just enjoy something for what it is (or isn't)? Why do we constantly have to listen to others tell us what is right and proper? Why does another person's like or dislike of something invalidate your personal feelings towards the same?

I realise nothing I say here will change anything, but I had to make my feelings known on the subject.

Saturday, February 02, 2013


It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, author of the book American Sniper was killed earlier today. There are few details that I could find and I'm sure that in the end there will be more questions than answers.

On a side note no one submitted any ideas for my new tagline. So I picked something from somewhere else and it is now live. You can still send me suggestions, but I may not use them.