Monday, December 31, 2012

A Special Message...

Have a great year everyone. Hope it is filled with happiness, fun, and Anon Blogger shenanigans (spelt that right in one try. Very impressive). 

-The Anon Blogger

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Senior Moment #2: Lost My Charge

I have already described to you, dear readers, how I am getting old, but it has reached a new high with this past senior moment.

I live a few blocks from my classroom, so it is about a 7-minute walk to get there. One day, I had to go to a class in said classroom, so I packed up my stuff and was on my way. All was fine.

When I reached the classroom, I realized my charger was missing from the front pocket of the bag. Where could it be? Had it been stolen? Did I leave it in my room? Or was it abducted by aliens who study human technology to one-day take over the Earth?

I decided to check my room (after all, if aliens bent on world domination took it, I didn’t want to find it). About 7 minutes later, I arrived in my room. Then, the panic struck. It was not in my room and class was going to start soon. Gasp!

I searched flipping over everything in sight. The charger was nowhere to be found, and class was in 5 minutes (gasp again), so I ran back dejected and now, sweaty.

I arrived a minute early, out of breath and out of options, so I sat down to take out my notebook. As I took it out, my charger came out with it. Turns out I put it in my back pocket that day.

My second senior moment in the past few months. I sure hope my hair doesn't start turning grey.

Comment Question: When was your last senior moment? What was it?

-The Anon Senior Citizen


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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Twitter Tweets And The End Of The World

Hello dear readers!

You are reading what might be the very last post here ever to be created. That’s right tomorrow (or for some of you today) is 12-21-12. Otherwise known as the end of the Mayan calendar, which for some reason means the world will end!

As I sat to decide what I wanted to post for my last post on Earth, my mind started thinking about some tweets I had recently sent out. Nobody seemed to read them, and I thought: “Now the world will end with out anybody seeing my tweets!” Certainly, I could not let this happen, so I present to you some of my favorite tweets. Enjoy!

–Somedays you feel like screaming at the top of your lungs. Advice: do not do it in an open elevator.

–Roosevelt said, "there's nothing to fear be fear itself." Clearly, he has never met a spider.

–When all else fails, hope everyone else fails with you.

–When they make hovercrafts, what happens when you run out of fuel? #Futurequetions

-The self replacing lightbulb would put many comedians out of business...

-Dads. Where good jokes go bad.

-"But if I count ten, I'll forget why I'm angry"

-Donut hue juzt hayt typos?

-I just got a word verification wrong three times...I MUST BE A ROBOT

-Somedays when I have to walk long distances, I wish I could teleport. Granted, my idea of long distance is anything that requires standing.

-I bet the "#" button is feeling pretty good these days. Before twitter, it was useless. I wonder when "%" will get it's glory day.

-Some look at the glass half empty. Some look at the glass half full. I look for a bottle to refill my glass.

And so, dear readers, the last post before the end of the world on 12-21-12. I hope these tweets have made the last day of this world special.

Comment Questions: Which was your favorite tweet? Do you have any fun nuggets below that I can tweet out? How are you Spending your last day on Earth.

-The Anon Blogger

Featured: What’s the point? The world is ending/Just finished finals and didn’t have time again. Sorry :(

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Newcomb’s Problem: The Age Old Dilemma

Philosophy is a subject filled with mysteries and logic. A subject that many students try to avoid throughout their careers, yet every now and again, a challenging problem arises in Philosophy, and this one of them.  This is Newcomb’s Problem.

The strange thing about Newcomb’s problem is that it leaves even the most learned of philosophers on two sides of the spectrum. No group can decide the logical choice, so naturally, I chose to share it with you dear readers to try and solve. Here is the problem:

You are on a game show and the host presents you with two boxes. One is see-through and one is not. In the see-through box, you can see $1000, and you are told that in the non-see-through box there is either $1,000,000 or nothing. You have two choices:

A)    You take only the non-see-through box.

B)   You take both boxes.

The choice is obvious, right? Choice B is clearly guarantees $1000 more than A, but then, the announcer says there’s a twist. A 99% accurate Newcomb’s Problem predictor has predicted what you would do today. If he predicted you would take choice A, he put $1,000,000 in the non-see-through box. If he predicted you would take choice B, he put nothing in it. Now it is not as easy, right?

This is why this has left a split down the philosophical community. Today, we will be putting this to the test. Fill in you answer in the poll below and if you want, put your reasoning in a comment below. Let’s see just how divided this question can be.

Which Choice Would You Take?
Stop My Head Is Exploding!!
Create your own poll

-The Anon Philosopher

Featured: Sorry guys, finals are approaching, so I haven't had much time to find someone to feature. Instead here's a link to a picture of a cat.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12-12-12, A Day To Remember

I know what you're thinking, "Woah a post on Wednesday, what's up with that!?" First of all, please never use a question mark and an exclamation point together again. It's very tacky. Also, don't worry still a new post tomorrow, but today was so special, I had to write one.

Yes, dear readers, today is December 12, 2012 otherwise known as 12-12-12! What, you may ask, is the significance of the 12-12-12? Well nothing really except that is a really cool date and the last triple repeating one in about 80 years! Thus, I have decided to commemorate it with this special blog post!

Some fun facts about 12-12-12:

-Some have declared the day National Microphone Testing Day, saying, "testing 1-2-1-2-1-2. Is this thing on?"

-12 is the atomic number of Magnesium, which shortened is Mg. Thus, this is Mg3, which is also a type of German gun, Rheinmetall. Who says this blog isn't educational?

-Also, by the same theme as the last one, the 12th letter of the alphabet is L, so this is L-3, the symbol for L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. Is this a sign that you should invest? Probably not.

-Some have expressed fear about this date. Yes, I know you see it too. 12-12-12 is just 6-6-6 X2, and anyone with hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia knows that this is the sign of the devil X2. Coincidentally, it is also the sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel. You gotta love Wikipedia.

-It is officially 9 days from the end of the world according to the Mayans. Then again, they also used to sacrifice humans to avoid bad fortune, so I'm not sure how trustworthy they are (Thank you once again Wikipedia).

So there you go, some key facts about 12-12-12 that everyone should know. I hope this has helped make this special day 12X better for you (see what did there?). Tell me what you think below.

-The Anon Blogger

PS On the note of not so important things that look special, is anybody else excited to see whether Gangnam Style makes it to 1 billion views before the end of the year? Tell me in the comments below!

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Commercial Lingo: Translations

Commercials can be confusing. Luckily, I have done some research into the subject and have compiled 10 helpful translations to help you better understand what they're really saying:

-A $300 value for only $19.95=A $3.00 value for only $19.95

-The #1 in the world=You cannot prove we are not the #1 in the world.

-We have a 30 day money-back guarantee=We guarantee you'll never get your money back.

-Side of effects of the drug include: headaches, cramps, heart failure, coma, pregnancy, death, and the disease this drug was created to prevent=Don’t sue us if you get more sick.

-Perfect for the whole family=Buy one for everyone in your family.

-4 out of 5 dentists approve=We couldn’t say 5 out of 5 without being sued.

-Listen to all our happy customers=Listen to the customers we paid to be on this commercial.

-For contest: No purchase necessary=You do not have to purchase to enter, but we make it incredibly annoying to enter otherwise.

-You get it for a low price, plus shipping and handling=The price is low, but wait until you see the huge price of shipping and handling.

-For only 5 easy payments of $39.95=$200

Commercials can be confusing, but I hope this guide has helped you better understand them. 

-The Anon Blogger

Comment Questions: Do you think this should become a series on the blog? If so, what other popular commercial clich├ęs should I translate next? Also, if I designed some T-Shirts based on the blog, would you be interested?

Featured: This week's featured person is another Youtuber and another former contestent on YOMYOMF's Internet Icon, Kyle Hatch. In addition to liking the blog, Kyle is really funny and has an awesome Youtube channel, which you should all definitely check out here: 

(PS Kyle if your reading these, please comment below and share! PPS If you're anyone and are reading this, check out the "Store" link below and tell me what you think of the designs)

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