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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Morals Test

Some of you may have seen this already, but I got a kick out of it.

A Morals Test 

Are you as moral as you think you are?

This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will have to make a decision. Only you will know the results, so remember that your answer needs to be honest.


You are in Florida , Miami to be specific. There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding. This is a flood of biblical proportions. You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught in the middle of this epic disaster.

The situation is nearly hopeless. You're trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water. Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury. 


Suddenly you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar. You suddenly realize who it is. It's Barack Obama! At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever.


You can save the life of Barack Obama or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world's most powerful socialist men hell bent on the destruction of America .  

Here's the question, and please give an honest answer.

"Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jus' Trying to Be Helpful...

Maybe you've had some of these experiences like I have. 

I try to be helpful to people.  But often, you go out of your way to help somebody, and they don't appreciate it.  On the other hand, there are times when you're just standing there, minding your own business, and somebody finds some way to get upset at you.  Can't win.

I've had people tell me all about how oppressive white society is.  Didn't know that bein' white made me an oppressor.  I've had women (and men) tell me how the worst thing is that we're in a male dominated society.  Mental illness, menopause, menstruation... bad things start with men. 

Course, we've all heard how hateful we conservatives are, and how bad we make life for everyone else, so on and so forth... But all this puzzled me.

Well I've been introspectin' a bit, and I've decided that I must be looking at it all wrong.  People want to be all upset and angry.  They don't want to be happy, because then there'd be nothin' to raise a ruckus about.  Sort of a circular argument, but there it is.  I wasn't bein helpful.

So I'm trying to turn a new leaf over (or whatever the sayin is) in being helpful to people.  I borrowed an idea from a friend of mine in New Mexico, adjusted it a bit, and am gonna stick it on my bumper:

You can borrow the idea if you want to... Jus' trying to be helpful.