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If you’ve been paying attention to the news you might have seen images and stories about the sinkhole appeared in the middle of Guatemala City in Guatemala.

The 200ft, yes you heard me 200 feet, sinkhole appeared while the city was being bombarded with high winds, torrential rain and fatal mudslides.  The sinkhole is said to have swallowed up a three story building and a residential home. Witnesses know at least one man was inside the three story building but the others remain missing.

Officials are blaming the mudslides and sink holes  on poor drainage due to volcanic ash blocking drains from last weeks volcanic eruption.

This, is the thing nightmares are made of. Sinkholes really creep me out. Earthquakes where the ground splits open and sinkholes, really anything in which the earth opens up and swallows things hole. Buildings, people, carnivals, …Lindsey Lohan, all of these things.
I feel sorry for the people that were in those buildings and perhaps through some miracle they survived, if not I feel sorry for their family members. Sad way to go. Man sink holes creep me out.
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Well at least the ones among us that have gone to college or have supported someone through college. In a recent article discusing 10 ways people are commonly gettting ripped off, they cited college textbooks as one of teh ways saying:

The Rip-Off: Textbooks cost the average American student about $900 per year. New editions often come out every three years and tend to run 45% more than used copies of previous editions. Between 1995 and 2004 textbook prices rose at more than four times the rate of inflation, according to Nicole Allen, a director at Student Public Interest Research Group, a student advocacy group. “Students are a captive audience since professors decide what books they need to buy,” says Allen.

How to Avoid It: Sites like ecampus.com and alibris.com offer better deals than campus bookstores. Then there’s chegg.com, a textbook rental site with an approach similar to that of Netflix

Book companies publish new books every year, for what? Well, other than the obvious role money plays they want to make corrections to the book. Like on page 135 where they accidently used “they’re” instead of “their” yeah they want to correct that. Which is perfectly fine, but at a cost of 90 bucks when you can get an old issue that has the same information for 40 dollars on amazon or somewhere. To further confuse you they commonly switch chapters around. So chapter 7 in the new book might be chapter 14 in the old book and vice versa. Basically it’s all about money. Maybe it’s all the documentaries I’ve been watching lately, but everything is about money right? Money and sex and since you can’t sell sex legally, except in Vegas, books will have to do for now.

You can read the rest of the article here.

Not memory dark alley, that’s … that’s not a good trip.

My dislike of Perez Hilton, for various reasons, is no secret. I’m very critical of him because he deserves some criticism. That being said he posted a piece today about the sexual assault case  Ben Roethlisberger is facing for some conduct he displayed in a “night club” in Milledgeville, Georgia.

He says the mayor is an asshole for turning that place into a tourist spot.

I agree. The mayor is a fucking asshole for doing that but let’s look at the reality of it, thats what happens when bad shit happens to famous people or, in this case, famous people do bad shit.

Let me clarify, for the record that 1) There is no night club in Milledgeville, Georgia. I spent the last 5 years of my life going to that school and “downtown” is really one block of resteraunts and coffee shops and a few antique stores. Capital City, the name of the “club” in question ,is really just a bar with dark lights. It’s nothing special and the only people that go there are frat boys and girls and everyone else that goes to make fun of them.

Milledgeville is a college town. Outside of the boundaries of the school there is NOTHING. When school is done for the year, or semester or spring break the town and it’s residences sure just sleepy southern people that bitch about how college students are taking over the place and they are too loud and messy and blah blah, but are the first to welcome us back with open arms when they realize just how much money we bring in.

It’s no surprise to me that the milledgeville would do something like this because the biggest store they have there is a super walmart. In fact, it’s one of the landmarks that let you know you’ve made it into milledgeville if you’re coming from Atlanta on 1-20 then taking exit 114 all the way to Milledgeville.

It needs tourism, the only thing it’s known for of the mental institution and flannery O connor, which btw i’ve learned to hate because thats all they fucking talk about in milledgeville. It’s like if britney spears was born in your home town and wrote a good portion of her songs about your town, then it’s all you would hear except britney spears was less racist i think. Don’t quote me on that.

Either way, it needs tourism so im not completely against this. It’s shitty yes, but you haven’t been to the town and so you don’t understand what exactly he’s saying. He’s saying yeah its bad, but people want to come here and we will accommodate that cause we need it. It’s no worst than taking people on tours of where famous stars have died, or even turning the spot where the world trade centers used to stand into a tourist site. Ok maybe that last one was a bad example but, you get the point.

It’s so easy to judge isn’t it.

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A new version of “Romeo and Juliet” is set to unfold through Twitter messages and  Youtube.
Entitled “Such Tweet Sorrow,” the experiment is a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Mudlark, a mobile entertainment company.

You can find more information about this…interesting endeavor in the source link but also via www.suchtweetsorrow.com

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Twitter users not so … social?

Twitter may be a fast-growing social network, but most of its 50 million accounts merely follow other users rather than posting their own messages.

In fact, a whopping 73% of Twitter accounts have tweeted fewer than 10 times.

I don’t find this surprising at all. On my personal twitter account, I only joined so I could follow a few people. Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho, and one of my friends from school who is almost as equally famous…almost.

The reality is twitter can be confusing for someone who isn’t up to par on the whole, social networking, technology thing.

I know quite a few people who have joined twitter  to “see what it was about” or to start advertising their businesses but haven’t been able to keep up with steadily updating, or just didn’t find it interesting and stopped going.

The big question being asked now, is how will twitter make money if no one is really joining to tweet?

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