Sunday, January 13, 2008

DaNte's Post - 1st for 3rd term

DaNte's Post


School... Urghh... *scoffs*... blah... *curses*... Nah, just kidding :P. Well, there's around 6 more terms left for IB! Woo hoo! Lucky you, I am not going to talk about the holiday because mine is well... pretty boring. My friends slept over and we did some dumb stuffs together, as usual and there's Christmas! Well I pretty much did nothing after my friends slept over, and I went to Bali a week after Christmas. I met Marino and Andreas there and we hung out in Bali. Enough babble about my holiday, it's blog time now!

Erratic Picture of the Day

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Auspicious Quote of the Day

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."


Word of the Day

repugnant (adj) - extremely distasteful; unacceptable

Topic of the Day

Ahhh!!! Ghosts! Ahhh! Zombies!

"Oh my gosh! The movie was sooooo awesome!" a friend of mine said to me once. I thought of watching that movie, but only 3-5 months later I got to watch that movie. Well, I finally watched the movie. When the movie ended, somehow I got this feeling of awkwardness and grotesque inside me. "Uhhh... duuuuh...." my mind wandered aimlessly. "Damn horror Hollywood movie, now I'm feeling weirded out," I thought. It took me awhile to get my mind back online. After seeing a genocide of innocent civilians I was sort of blank and grossed out. Especially after seeing a rated R scene where a husband murdered his wife brutally and piercing her eyes with his thumbs in the process. Blegh. Well, it was a pretty good movie, I should say, for a horror genre. Ah screw this, the movie title's "28 Weeks Later". I just watched it Thursday. Yes, it's sad I know.

If you look closely the progress of movies, the horror genre is one of the most produced movies of all times. Plus, the horror genre itself is almost as old as the age of movies itself. But really, as the era goes on, horror movies aren't exactly horror movies anymore. Most have become more graphic and sanguinary with the development of Hollywood props. Some movies aren't so scary at all. They just show scenes of ghosts or monsters or whatsoever mutilating and chewing off human bodies and leave them in search of fresh new bodies. Seriously. If you're dead, then you came back alive, why the heck do you need flesh to survive? How the hell can zombies friggin tell if someone's alive or not? After all, zombies are brainless! Ghosts are dumb looking as well. And why most ghosts are female? If Hayden Panettiere or Megan Fox or Jessica Alba (which is currently pregnant T_T) or hot female actresses ever became a ghost, I hope the horror genre would be banned for eternity!

That is not the most annoying fact about horror movies. Most horror movies are like this:
  1. Protagonist play around in an old, ancient and haunted house or someone was playing around with a friggin infectious virus or he/she was on a trip and they wind up somewhere freaky and dark
  2. Protagonist meets the ghost in the dumb, ugly house or the person who's playing with the virus inadvertently dropped the vial that contained the virus or his/her friend was murdered in the dark mysteriously
  3. Protagonist runs away from the ghost or the virus caused infection and finally an outbreak or the protagonist was chased by the psychotic murderer
  4. Protagonist knows about the ghost's past or why the heck the ghost have a "GRUDGE" or the protagonist tries to survive a swarm of zombies or the protagonist found out who the murderer is (most of the time the murderer must've something to do with the protagonist, a heartbroken, depressed, emo, angered friend or a guy who was ran over by the protagonist's friend)
  5. Protagonist gets killed by the ghost or protagonist escaped the band of zombies and fled somewhere 'safe' (at least for the episode) or the protagonist whacked the killer to save his/her friend or something and thought the murderer was dead
  6. Ghost lives on and haunts other people or the outbreak reached other areas and caused an infection on a global scale or the murderer is still alive and keeps slaughtering the people
  7. The producers decided to make a sequel of the friggin illogical movie, continuing the zombies who dominated the world or the murderer who somehow still lives even though they had been dead for so many times
Yes, that is the chronological order of horror movie scenes. Very intriguing isn't it? Maybe you would like me to tell the scenes of the sequel? Well, you can skim through the list above and you just known the story of the sequel! Yay!

To be honest, horror movies are so useless and noneducational. They are the abomination, or should I say, an 'infection' or 'plague' in the Hollywood movies. They only show you how to murder a person pugnaciously and barbarously, or tell you ways to get yourself haunted by some ugly long-haired ghost with a white sleeping robe (daster in Indonesian). The producers just love seeing audience living in fear and paranoid of the dark, while they gain so much money and satisfied seeing their movie conquer on the Blockbuster. What's worse, it is what mostly dominate the Hollywood.

I am writing this not to discourage or hamper you to watch horror movies. Sure, it's fun to watch it sometimes, but don't let it INFECT you or HAUNT your lives and inspire fear in your heart. They're just movies. ZOMBIES AND GHOSTS DON'T EXIST FOR HOMER'S SAKE! AT LEAST I DON'T BELIEVE SO!

Joke of the Day

Dog-gone It

A dog walks into a butcher shop with a purse attached around his neck. He walks up to the meat case and calmly sits there until it's his turn to be waited on. A man, who was already in the butcher shop, finished his purchase and noticed the dog.

The butcher leaned over the couner and asked the dog what it wanted today. The dog put his paw on the glass case in front of the ground beef, and the butcher said, "How many pounds?"

The dog barked twice, so the butcher made a package of two pounds of ground beef. He then said, "Anything else?"

The dog pointed to the pork chops, and the butcher said, "How many?"

The dog barked four times, and the butcher made up a package of four pork chops.

The dog then walked around behind the counter, so the butcher could get at the purse. The butcher took out the appropriate amount of money and tied the two packages of meat around the dog's neck. The man who had been watching all this time, decided to follow the dog.

It walked for several blocks and then trotted up to a house where it began to scratch the door to be let in. As the owner appeared at the door, the man said to him, "That's a really smart dog you have there."

The owner replied, "He's not all that smart. This is the second time this week he forgot his key."

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