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Paris Hilton and The Serfs in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 23, 2008

If you were playing a word association game, you would never say “Intelligent” after the clue “Paris Hilton”.

If you haven’t seen this must-see video, immediately take a look. Paris Hilton is great, intelligent, and well-spoken. Pretty funny.  She has a great position on energy. (It immediately made me think of a scene in another movie.)


Paris’ “well-spokenness” took me back and was great (funny).

I immediately thought of the “repressing” scene of the serfs in Monty Python and The Holy Grail. In this scene the unexpected intelligence and political “savvy-ness” of the serfs was hilarious.

I would love to see a video with the serfs discussing the solution to the War In Iraq and Terrorism… It couldn’t hurt.

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Obama helps Clinton, McCain helps Giuliani – manage your budgets!

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 7, 2008

In April… John McCain’s manager Rick Davis e-mailed the senator’s top fundraisers asking they help Giuliani retire the debt he incurred before dropping out of the Republican primary race…. “While this is an unusual request, it is extremely important for the McCain campaign and the party,” Davis wrote. (from huffingtonpost.com)

In June… Senator Barack Obama asked his leading fund-raisers to assist retire the campaign debt of Senator Hillary Clinton. (from thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)

When did candidates start paying off other candidates’ campaign debt?

Shouldn’t our “supposed” leaders be expected to manage their campaign budgets?
Americans are in a credit crunch. Look all around us at all the “for sale” and “foreclosure” signs popping up. Our leaders tell us to to manage our personal credit and debt carefully.

And then our leaders (candidates) are spending money they don’t have…

It seems we have leadership living by the phrase “Do as I say, not as I do”.

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If you think MMA (or UFC) is Human Cock Fights, you don’t understand it

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 26, 2008

MMA is Mixed Martial Arts. UFC is simply one brand of MMA. UFC is leading the way to popularizing and making MMA a mainstream sport.mma submission hold kimura ufc

People unfamiliar with MMA, see it as people just beating the crap out of each other. Presidential candidate John McCain went so far to call it “Human Cock Fights”.

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Boxing is a violent sport. So are kick boxing, wrestling, judo, karate, and jiu jitsu. MMA is no more violent than any of those sports.

MMA is basically a combination of boxing + kick boxing + wrestling + judo + karate + jiu jitsu + Other_Martial_Arts

There is less punching in MMA than boxing. At times there may be more cuts and blood in MMA than boxing because of the weight of the gloves. MMA gloves weigh 5 ounces and boxing gloves weight 10 – 20 ounces. The kicking in MMA may also lead to additional cuts and blood.

The strategy is more complicated in MMA than in boxing or any other martial art. The participants need to decide whether to stay on their feet or take their opponent down. Should they strike or go for submissions? Or a little of each.

The true professionals are constantly thinking about the next move. It is almost like a physical chess game.

I watched 5 matches last night and none of them had any significant blood flowing. 3 of the 5 were stopped because of submission. This is when one of the fighters positions himself in a way that the other fighter “taps out” or gives up. (It is almost like when you wrestled with your friend and you made him say “uncle”.)

The other 2 matches were decided by the judges. All 10 participants walked away without any broken bones or serious damage. A few cuts. Yes. Not much more.

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Not convinced? If you watched 10 matches and listened to the announcers, you would start to understand the strategy, strength, speed, and endurance involved in the sport.

Is MMA a violent sport like boxing or kick boxing? Yes. If you think it is just pure violence and “Human Cock Fighting”, you haven’t given it a chance and paid attention to the detail involved.

(photo http://www.grapplearts.com)

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2008 Presidential Election and Media Influence

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 14, 2008

The media always influences, or attempts to influence, your thoughts.

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Certain TV stations are Democrat-biased. Others Republican-Oriented .The subtly of the biases varies.

I really like this example:

The anti-McCain bias jumped off the page.The cover of Direct Magazine (directmag.com) June 2008. Obama is presented as the happy, good looking, approachable, high-tech person. Hillary Clinton is drawn as a cheating, bug-eyed person. John McCain is presented as an old, asleep-at-the-wheel candidate.

There’s no arguing Obama is the winner in this presentation.

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