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The Random Musings of an Attention-Seeking Author – 08/03/2010 to 14/03/10

I do apologise for not writing much…but unfortunately, there IS nothing to write about. Life has been unbelievably routine, and amidst the rush of lectures and homework, the dullness left is pure drudgery. However, there HAS been some interesting bits and pieces of random events that have provided some relief:

  1. I have been slightly sick the past few days. Actually, more than slightly – I’m starting to think I could be one of the patients in an episode of HOUSE M.D. Now, you guys might think that being sick is all doom and gloom – I can’t get much rest, I cough my lungs out, and I’m behind on my schoolwork. (The latter is also partly due to procrastination, but let’s not dwell on stuff that is actually my fault). However, being sick has ONE silver lining: I don’t have to exercise. Small price to pay, hmm?
  2. I met a guy at church today who resembles the actor Joshua Jackson, who plays Peter Bishop in FRINGE. Not kidding. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of him, but here’s a picture of Joshua Jackson:

    Now, imagine him a little fatter, and with more hair…..he could be an alternate version of Joshua Jackson / Peter Bishop! Which kinda ties in well with FRINGE’s whole “alternate universe” theory……

  3. As part of my Critical Legal Thinking course, I had to learn about “faulty arguments”. One of them was the argument of Correlation and Causation, where two statements appear to correlate, but may not actually do so. The example I read was hilarious:
      • An overall decrease in the number of pirates over the last century corresponds with an increase in global warming over the same time period.
      • Therefore, global warming is caused by a lack of pirates.

    Huh? Huh? You can’t make this stuff up. And people say lawyers have no sense of humour…

  4. Now, if you have read the previous article about the Brisbane Bus Service, you would have noticed that I said that I wore shorts to uni. That was a truly rare occasion, as I prefer jeans….and I look waaaay better in them. However, a few days ago, a school bus from a girl’s school rolled up to uni. The one day I dressed down, a busload of schoolgirls came trucking into the campus. I just can’t win.

Alright guys, that’s it from me. I have to try to get some work done tonight….or just procrastinate again. I mean, at least that’s better than seeing me in shorts, right?

Do YOU have a fashion disaster you would like to share? Leave a comment and tell us about it!


Why Soccer has Great Benefits…and Unimaginable Consequences

The great game of soccer has been around for a long, long time, ever since some ancient cavemen decided to kick round objects and call it a sport. Eleven against eleven in a fight to put the ball in the net, plus two officials running the sides of the pitch and one blind referee in the middle, tends to make good entertainment. I mean, where else can you find pictures like these:

Yes, soccer, the primal sport of kings. But what makes it so great to watch?

  • The sheer talent and skill of the players is dazzling. I mean, who doesn’t want to see the fancy footwork of a Cristiano Ronaldo or a Kaka? But then again, other sports have their own people who perform well….except for rugby. No one who willingly chooses to smash into other people can be considered talented.
  • People around the world know it and love it. Just talk about (or mime, if you don’t speak the language) soccer anywhere, and you’ll instantly find people who love it. Except in England, who call it “football” and they’ll hit you for being American.
  • It gives you an excuse to stay up late. Well, so does WoW, but just work with me here.
  • It’s not rugby, the sport of idiots.

So, let’s recap:

  1. Talented players in soccer makes it entertaining. But, so does watching people get hurt.
  2. People recognise it around the world. They also recognise flirting.
  3. Excuse to stay up late, and…
  4. …It’s not rugby.

But there are some drawbacks to this “fantastic” sport, such as…..

  1. It’s not as interesting as that crime novel or the latest episode of FRINGE…though how Rafa Benitez (Manager of Liverpool) fails to get fired is just as big a mystery…
  2. Since it’s known worldwide, people automatically expect you to play it. So, if you’re as unfit as me, you’ll end up making a fool of yourself.
  3. If you get injured, it hurts like hell. Trust me, I know.

But at least it’s not rugby.

Do you agree/disagree with this assessment? Leave a comment and let us know YOUR views!

An Observer Sighting….but NOT in FRINGE!!

Ok, introduction first. FRINGE is a science fiction TV series by the creator of LOST and writers of TRANSFORMERS…..and it’s pretty freakin’ sweet! It has been described as a hybrid of The X-FilesAltered StatesThe Twilight Zone, and Dark Angel, garnering millions of viewers and favourable reviews.

Well, then, as part of the mystery that is FRINGE, there is a man that appears in every episode, if only for a few seconds. He is known as “The Observer”, and trying to spot him in every episode makes for a great pastime, and only adds to the awesomeness of FRINGE.

See Fringe: The Observer Mashup for clips of him in each FRINGE episode.

As part of the viral campaign for FRINGE, the producers have also put him in real life events and shows, such as in the MBL Allstar game (The Observer Guy from Fringe in MBL Allstar Game), and American Idol (The Observer on American Idol (From Fringe)). However, it seems that he isn’t only staying in real life events or only on FOX shows….he made the switch to NBC! (Gasp!)

It seems that The Observer also appeared in a NUMB3RS episode, “Scan Man” (5×05), in the background while FBI Agent Don Eppes was talking to his FBI psychologist. Below is, released for the first time, actual documented proof!

Dun dun dummmmm!

You can spot him just to the left of the screen as he passes by.

For those who have the episode, the entire appearance is from 37:49 to 37:51.


[UPDATE]: I found another one! This time, it’s in the newly released episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, “Blood Brothers” (1×18). And here is the screenshot to prove it:

He’s standing with his back to the camera, in the middle of the screen.

Pretty weird, huh?

What do YOU think? Are the Observers arriving, or worse, have they taken over?!??