The friends I have are not help on the internet. It seems that simply sharing anything I do online is too much to ask. Instead I will get a text or a face to face saying “Oh hey, I read your last post.” Which is great. But I notice none of that turns into social networking to expand my online reach.
I wrote an article for a comic book website and at the time of this writing it has
I can account for my friends in all this easily. Facebook shows me that of my fb friends liked my post. Of those 22 only three have I ever been in the same room with. The rest are contacts made online from writing and such. Not to say I do not consider those people friends as I have had great correspondence and phone conversations with many of them. I consider them friends and would happily stay up late listening to their problems or anything else I do for any of my friends. Still most of my 194 friends on fb I have met in person. I am simply trying to differentiate between people I have connected with online and people I have connected with in person or “in real life”. Not place any value on those two types of connection.
Support from 3 people “I know in real life” of the 22
Of the ReTweets shown 3 of them are me and 2 are a single friend.
Of the 9 ReTweets 1 person I “know in real life”.
I have stumble followers I have only 1 I “know in real life” that uses the service at all.
The same goes for the 6 Diggs and 5 G+
this means of the total suport of 22 likes 9 RT 1,089 Stumbles, 5 G+ and 6 Diggs only three people I have “known in real life” helped me share my writing.
OF the total shares across all networks that means 8 shares came from “real life” people I know and 7 from me. The remaining 1,116 came from non “real life” contacts and strangers across the internet. Here is a chart!
This is not to say I do not value all my friendships. It only shows that my “Real Life” friends offer very poor social media networking in my writing.
In NO WAY do I think it is their responsibility to share my online endeavors.
I simply find it interesting that writing articles online gets such little link sharing. Where as my fb status
“About to watch Lion King in 3-D. If you are at the movies too, prepare to hear me sing.”
This received 13 likes and 5 comments. Again I am not angry at my friends nor do I expect more of them.
Of course I am not worried any will think I am upset with them anyway. None of them read my tumblr.
If you are stranger to me reading this here is the link to the article I used for the pie chart. I tell you because you are overwhelming more likely to share online than my friends are.
Television theme songs now are short boring or sometimes nonexistent. In the older days of teleision the theme song would inform you about the show you were about to view. Sometimes setting the mood for the show, other times explaining the overall story fo the show. Either way we were more informed.
Carol O’Conner and Jean Stapleton - All in the Family
Mr. Rogers - Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
the Monkees - The Monkees
Linda Lavin - Alices
the Brady Kids - the Brady Bunch(season 2-5)
Nell Carter - Gimmie a Break
Lee Majors - the Fall Guy
Marla Gibbs - 227
Holy Robinson - 21 Jump Street
Kelsy Grammer - Frasier
the Muppets - the Muppet Show
Will Smith - Fresh Price of Bell Air
L.L. Cool J - In the House
Queen Latifa - Living Single
Tia and Tamara Mowry - Sister Sister(5th - 6th season)
Charlotte Rae - Facts of Life (1st season)
the Guys Next Door - The Guys Next Door
M.C. Hammer - Hammerman
Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert - Green Acers
Chuck Norris - Walker Texas Rnager
I will be adding to this list as I find out more in my research.
When I first met my pal’s gf I thought she was nice, funny, smart, pretty, and how no business dating my lame ass pal.I wondered what was wrong wrong with her. For a time it really seemed like nothing at all. She became a little bossy and that was expected. She disliked my bathroom and that was to be expected. It wasn’t until the subject how my pal spent his time and what tasks he could preform came up that I started to wonder. Odd jobs and the “honey do” list are normal parts of many relationships. Women have enjoyed and taken advantage of this aspect of a man’s love for thousands of years. I have no dreams of changing this. While annoying it comes with the territory. When the work being asked and the rewards/ risk ratio for each partner involved are tremendously lop sided I must protest. This became the case with my pal and his gf.
Her plan as it was relayed to me was for him to grow plants of an illegal nature for obvious personal illegal use. The plants which would have to be purchased, maintained processed by my pal at his home would be a constant risk for law enforcement action and even dangerous theft attempts from the unsavory element these things can attract. While the plan eventually flirted with the idea of harvesting and taking to market their crops, it was at this simply growing juncture I stopped liking this girl for him. I don’t think she is a bad person per say, but I very much disapprove with the ethics involved here.
In just the growing of even a single plant my pal would have the constant worry of maximum $100,000 fine and 20 years in prison. Not jail. Prison. Real prison. With the cigarettes for money and people that did violent crimes prison. I can’t stress how different that would be from a simple arrest or even a months in jail. She on the other hand could face a maximum $5000 fine a whole year in prison for being at the residence. This means while she is present at his house she runs the 365 days inside, 5k fine risk. While he runs the 7,304 days inside, 100k risk 24 hours a day as long as the plants in whatever form are in his home. All day, every day.
As a personal use or(even more risky) business venture, this concerns me. Among the unethical business practices happening:
In this The amount of legal danger she is willing to put him in, while taking on as little as possible for herself is a red flag warning in my opinion. With 50% of the gain and 1/20 the risks, number that would not be acceptable of from a stranger in a joint business and from someone that is “looking to care for you” as a loved one. I see this and them as less than worthy.
Sure, other reasons have presented themselves as a cause for worry. This one alone seem enough to give someone more than pause. It’s not the illegal that I find too concerning but the lack of partnership of any kind in the arrangement designed by her. No offers to store at her place or to move in? No reduced profit sharing for reduced risk? Maybe I don’t know her very well and maybe there is a lot of attributes of merit I am not considering. But like, love, or anything in between, the intentional putting of the person you care about into a situation where you have just as much to gain as them and they have 20 time as much to lose as you is no indication that this person is worth his time or even safe. Quite the opposite.
data source for charts:http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&Group_ID=4559
I have more than a few friends that have very very strong opinions on music. Some even on visual arts. Most of these people I know and I attempt to converse with them on their particular tastes. It has come to my attention that very few of them have any sort of ability to articulate the motives behind the choices they make. In fact some of them were under the notion that some things couldn’t be even vaguely defined. What makes a good film or song for example. The belief that simply having an opinion is enough seems odd to me. If your liking of say a band is enough to make them good. Then the most popular bands must be good if all our opinions are equal. Nickelback is very popular and they are just awful. Popularity may be part but NOT everything when determining if something is good. Why an individual thinks something is good or not should be easier to define. The statement of “I know what I like” or “I just like it” tells me absolutely nothing except you are currently aware of your own preference. Even if you don’t understand them.
Many forms of life have opinions. Are their just as valid or is it a process that leads you to an opinion that is important. If it is the latter then a vague description of why you like something shouldn’t be much to ask. If the ability to have and make a choice enough, then this puts their opinion on par with:
Babies: Even before human babies can speak they can cry. They begin choosing and letting us know a choice by crying. Crying means other things at this time in their lives and will later be replaced by words for most people. There are many articles about learning to recognize this. Here is one.
Dogs: Dogs are very smart and can be trained easily. Not all is training with them. They have preferences based on experience and current condition. Just like we do. The study called The influence of previous experience on the taste behavior of dogs toward sucrose and saccharin is an example of observing dogs making a choice.
The Pink Mood Slime from GhostBusters 2:
The slime fed on emotions. It also reacted most to Jackie Wilson and moved to the his music. The Ghost Busters would make the Statue of Liberty walk with this combination of slime and oldies. The endorsement from the slime did little to re-spark a love of Jackie Wilson’s music in the youth of 1989.
I bit ago I reblogged an image of the periodic table of superpowers. Here it is again.
In this table origins and powers are arranged as if they were elements. As suggested with OAFSISpVxVhSn and XWxHSn I very much enjoyed it began picking out compounds to form my favorite hero Spider-Man. After him Batman, Hulk, Green Lantern, and so on. While I LOVE this table, The atomic numbers seem to have no meaning at all. Also some powers like strength and speed are traits even the non super powered have. You and I for example. So every hero/villain should have them. With the origins many fall into more than one. Same goes for powers. Technology could cover weaponry, gadgetry, and armor. Also at what point is an element applicable to a hero. Few would argue that Batman shouldn’t have gadgetry. Should Spider-Man? His web shooters and spider tracers are gadgets. They are both vigilantes. Or does Bats affiliation with the Justice league and Spidey’s avenger times make them each not? There is much room for debate. While not perfect, it did get me wondering what a molecule made form these elements might look like.
So attempting to avoid these debates and avoid the glaring reasons this is not science I tossed some elements from the chart together into a Spider-Man molecule. My first attempt looked like this: ScRdSSpAgPcGe Sc=Scientist Rd=Radiation S=Strength Sp=Speed Ag=Agility Pc=Precognition Ge=Intelligence. I chose to always list the origin first. Followed by physical then mental powers. In sort of a Hill system. A attempt at the structure of the molecule came out like this:
Like the character I start with the origin elements and bond the powers elements to the origin element most responsible for the power. Here we have The two origin elements in the center. A covalent bond shows bond between origins. Elements from the powers sections bond to the origin element most responsible for it’s being there. The double bond was chosen not only to show that those elements are origin elements but also to show which element came first in the characters story. In the Peter Parker example above Sc and it’s attached Ge came before Rd and it’s attached elements so it is placed on the left.
With an atomic weight for these elements We could measure the most “powerful” characters in theory based on total weight. This would still only assume that each hero molecule would have one atom of each element. This hardly seems correct as The Hulk should have much more S than Spider-Man. For this I turned to some old Marvel data I had. The power ratings from an issue of Marvel Encyclopedia Spider-Man. We get ScRdS4Sp4Ag7PcGe4.
Only having number values for some of the powers and lacking a rating for others say, Pc of which Spidey has but not as powerful as others. This is not really science. Nor is it accurate. I am considering analyzing this further with a chemist friend of mine.
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