Quest(ions) I Must Ask, Young »

| | 23 Sep 2008 | 3 Comments |

Should we be measuring money by how fast it can be spent? The Visa commercial below claims that Visa is in fact faster money. Why would I want that? Considering the little money I have to spend I’d like to savor the transaction. Of course that is impossible given the quality of customer service, but before I get to that I’d like to get my head around their claim.
If I discount the the slogan as being a figurative invention and not documentation of literal reality I can put …

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| | 18 Sep 2008 | No Comment |

You may have reached this page by clicking “Quest”.  If you currently do not understand what this has to do with Quest then you need to redefine your perception of Quest.
As many of you know Mr. Hughes can really, really play and you can listen below.
Let me point out to you a few of my favorite tracks from Mr. Hughes’ SoundClick page:
* “Winter” is a cover of a Tori Amos song. If you don’t know Tori’s music she plays the piano and produces some really great lyrics. My …

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Quest(ions) I Must Ask, Young »

| | 9 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments |

When a pizza is folded in half and sealed don’t the toppings become fillings?
I know this may seem to be a meaningless discussion of semantics, but if we, as a culture, are unable to honor the simple undeniable fact that “outside” and “inside” are different, and in fact opposites, then the entire construct the world is based upon may collapse. I feel that bringing this to you, is in fact, my civic duty and that I would remiss if I didn’t alert you to this catastrophe in the …

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Quest(ions) I Must Ask, Young »

| | 5 Sep 2008 | 2 Comments |

Why is AMC, understood to be the channel of American Movie Classics, airing Timecop starring Jean Claude Van Damme? While I am pleased that their definition of Classic no longer rules out anything shot after the advent of color, I am worried that they may have broadened the definition of “Classic” a bit too far.
Before I am accused of being a film snob with a limited understanding of the fan appeal “the Muscles from Brussels” garners I should out myself as someone who caught every JCVD film during my …

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I Admire..., Young »

| | 29 May 2008 | No Comment |

I present to you the first set of student I Admire… Contributions. I hope there will be many, many more.
I admire laughter for breaking the uneasy silence of any occasion. ~ Lindsay H.
I admire that softball that’s coming towards me for giving me a story to go with the bruise. ~ Brittany W.
I admire dandelions for spreading themselves everywhere even though they are unwanted. ~ Casey G.
I admire dew for reminding me that not everything has to change. ~ Heather W.
I admire the cat throwing up in the morning when …

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