Saturday, 30 July 2011

A rumination on ruminations II

One of the last English assessments I undertook was a presentation on something that we hate, for which I chose: people who don't think. My last Business Studies lesson involved having to come up with something which we could talk about for a few minutes and ostensibly "teach the class", again I chose thinking as a topic (although I missed the second part of the lesson because of an assembly, so someone else read it out >_>)

And so I wanted to touch upon it one more time, on a place where there's a (admittedly very small) chance that people might see it.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011


We live in a strange old world. A world with flashing traffic lights and glass windows and ticking clocks and simple light-switches and extended noun phrases. All these inventions, bizarre when viewed objectively, but that help us get by in day to day life. Not everything is so useful, though. Traffic lights control transport, windows regulate heat, clocks keep the time, light-switches make it easier to see what you're doing. But is there any real need for make-up, for art, for puzzles and posters? Well, art and posters are for enjoyment and viewing, and make-up to make you look "nice", and puzzles to challenge your mind, but there's no inherent need for them. We could survive without them for sure.

But that doesn't mean people won't still play the necessity card when they hear about someone cross-dressing.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Better than = Good mentality

I noticed a cereal box just earlier this evening that said on the side that Plastic isn't widely recycled, but Cardboard is (recycling ftw?) and below that it commented that 90% of its box was made of recycled materials. That got me thinking. Here I am staring at a box and instead of reaching for the originally intended custard creams I think "...What about the other 10%? That's still 10% of waste that you're chucking out there."

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