Stripz Vol. 1 Ish. 1

This post starts my posting of a collection of comic strips – just like the one in the papers. Sort of a comics page. I hope you enjoy!

Rugrats

Rugrats

Andy Capp

Andy Capp

Blondie

Blondie

Garfield

Garfield

Hagar the Horrible

Hagar the Horrible

I actually ain’t to certain if this is legal but I just got these strips from my Arcamax newsletters.

Disclaimer: None of these strips are mine.

Happiness and the Golden Rule

Jesus Christ said, “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.”

“A fascinating study on the principle of the Golden Rule was conducted by Bernard Rimland, director of the Institute for Child Behavior Research. Rimland found that ‘the happiest people are those who help others.’

“Each person involved in the study was asked to list ten people he knew best and to label them as happy or not happy. Then they were to go through the list again and label each one as selfish or unselfish, using the following definition of selfishness: a stable tendency to devote one’s time and resources to one’s own interests and welfare—an unwillingness to inconvenience one’s self for others.”2

“In categorizing the results, Rimland found that all of the people labeled happy were also labeled unselfish. He wrote that those ‘whose activities are devoted to bringing themselves happiness … are far less likely to be happy than those whose efforts are devoted to making others happy.’ Rimland concluded: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.'”

from DailyEncounter, 03-27-2008

Greed

“So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.”

“According an old fable, attributed to Aesop, a dog was carrying a bone as he crossed a bridge. He looked into the water and saw his own reflection. He took this to be another dog and another bone. He desperately wanted the other bone so he dropped the one he had to scare the ‘other dog.’ Of course there was no other bone and he lost the one he had into the water. Such is the nature of human greed. In the effort to get what we want, we frequently lose what we have.”

from DailyEncounter, 03-26-2008

On High School Musical 3: Senior Year

(November 11, 2008, 05:45pm)

I had the chance to watch High School Musical 3: Senior Year last night. And, yeah, the premiere was a few days ago. But what can I do? Anyway, I just have this sorta review/opinion/comment on the movie. I ain’t too much of an HSM addict but I can watch the movies over and over… Oh, and btw, it was sort of an illegal copy so I’m sorry. Ya know, the kind that sounds like “the owner of this motion picture did not earn from this”.

I was like, woah! What on earth happened?!?

Well, ya see… Senior Year doesn’t have the drama that HSM1 and HSM2 was able to give us. It’s not got the conflict that 1 and 2 has got. It’s not got the thrill that 1 has got. And most importantly, it doesn’t have songs as catchy as the ones from 1 and 2.

I was kinda shocked that it wasn’t as explosive as 1 and 2. And the way the movie started… Not too awesome. It was a bit of a bummer, though, that I knew that “The Rocketman” was to make a winning shot. But I didn’t think that his shot was as lame. Admit it, his shot didn’t look so cool. Troy’s assist was uber-awesome, though. But HSM1’s opening was still cuter. And HSM2’s was cooler. Those were more awesome openings.

Yeah, I know, the productions are bigger but I was actually expecting Senior Year to be the best of the bunch. But I was kinda disappointed that it wasn’t. I kinda felt that the story was a bit shallower. HSM1’s got the fullest story, I think.

And where are those uber-awesome Sharpay moments?! Like, “Gimme a beat.”

Well, maybe, too much Troy and Gabriela?!

Yo, Mr. Kenny O., what was that?!

Oh, and this was just an opinion…

No harm intended. I still loved the movie. And [The Last Waltz] was cute…

Oh, and after watching the movie, I was like,

“Yeah, we’re gonna have fun in the sun. Knock ‘em all around, work, work it out… Let’s rock and roll and just let go, fell the rhythm of the drums…”