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I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


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Your result for Which Supreme Court Justice Are You Test...


You are Justice John Paul Stevens


John Paul Stevens (born April 20, 1920) is the senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the Supreme Court in 1975 and is the oldest member of the Court. He was appointed to the Court by Republican President Gerald Ford. Although Stevens is widely considered to be on the liberal side of the court, Ford praised Stevens in 2005: "He is serving his nation well, with dignity, intellect and without partisan political concerns." He is also the only current Justice to have served under three Chief Justices (Warren E. Burger, William Rehnquist, and John G. Roberts).



Early in his tenure on the Supreme Court Stevens had a moderate voting record. He voted to reinstate capital punishment in the United States and opposed the racial quota system program at issue in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. But on the more conservative Rehnquist Court, Stevens tended to side with the more liberal-leaning Justices on issues such as abortion rights, gay rights and federalism. His Segal-Cover score, a measure of the perceived liberalism/conservatism of Court members when they joined the Court, places him squarely in the ideological center of the Court. A 2003 statistical analysis of Supreme Court voting patterns, however, found Stevens the most liberal member of the Court.



Stevens' jurisprudence has usually been characterized as idiosyncratic. Stevens, unlike most justices, usually writes the first drafts of his opinions himself and reviews petitions for certiorari within his chambers instead of having his law clerks participate as part of the cert pool. He is not an originalist (such as fellow Justice Antonin Scalia) nor a pragmatist (such as Judge Richard Posner), nor does he pronounce himself a cautious liberal (such as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg). He has been considered part of the liberal bloc of the court since the mid-1980s, though he publicly called himself a judicial conservative in 2007.Stevens was once an impassioned critic of affirmative action, voting in 1978 to invalidate the racial quota system program at issue in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. He also dissented in 1980's Fullilove v. Klutznick, which upheld a minority set-aside program. He shifted his position over the years and voted to uphold the affirmative action program at the University of Michigan Law School challenged in 2003's Grutter v. Bollinger.


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You Act Like You Are 27 Years Old
You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.
You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.
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Your result for True Colors Test - A Self Inventory...

NT - Scholar (Green)

Congratulations! You are the SCHOLAR.


First, the bad news. On any given bad day you're most likely to be perceived as cold, arrogant, know-it-all. At times you are closed off and independent, seemingly absentminded, and have probably been told that you've got your head in the clouds. You get lost in thought easily, and sometimes you leave people back on Earth when you go off on a reverie. All of this means that you can come off as aloof and unappreciative of other peoples opinions. You know better, you're probably just smarter than them.


Now that we've got that out of the way, on to the good news. You are a critical thinker and an innovator. A lifetime learner, your passion and thirst for knowledge will entertain you throughout your lifetime. You are the "ideas" person that people come to for solutions. To hell with implementing the ideas, you'll leave that for someone else to figure out. In the meantime, you're probably always eager to share solutions and wisdom with those who seek it. You're good at being alone, and probably need alone time periodically to recharge and just be in your head. You're a visionary, mentally tough, analytical and capable of meting out judgment. You are highly knowledgeable and people seek that out in you. Try not to let that get to your head.


Scholar Traits:


  • Visionary

  • Conscientious

  • Calm and patient

  • Sees the big picture

  • Serious

  • Competent

  • Inquisitive

  • Meticulous

  • Innovative

  • Insightful and intellectual

  • Adaptable

  • Can never know enough


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Ive been tagged to list 25 Influental albums... Im sure Ive done something like this before, but its always good to update it from time to time, see if things have changed, and etc.

Ive got an essential album tag going on last.fm here http://www.last.fm/user/deathstar461/library/tags?tag=essential+albums&view=list

and a top 200 list here http://deathstar461.livejournal.com/192852.html

as far as influental.... well, ok... here's my top 25 list of influental albums... not necessarily my favorite albums, but albums that were more or less life changing.

1(tie). Marilyn Manson- Antichrist Superstar/Smells Like Children
2. Cleopatra Records- Dark Noise 1999 Compliation
3. Various Artists- The Crow: City of Angels Soundtrack
4. Dead Can Dance- Spleen and Ideal
5. Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral
6. Sisters of Mercy- Floodland
7. Ladytron- Witching Hour
8. Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream
9. Depeche Mode- Violator
10. White Zombie- Astro-Creep 2000
11. Various Artists- Trainspotting
12. Dead Can Dance- Within the Realm of a Dieing Sun
13. Garbage- Self Titled
14. Einsturzende Neubauten- Interim
15. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult- Confessions of a Knife...
16. The Cure- Faith
17. Nirvana- In Utero
18. VNV Nation- Praise the Fallen
19. Miranda Sex Garden- Suspiria
20. KMFDM- Xtort
21. Ministry- Psalms
22. Kirlian Camera- Invisible Front 2005
23. PJ Harvey- To Bring You My Love
24. Offspring- Smash
25. Frontline Assembly- Tactical Neural Implant
and one more- Siouxsie and the Banshees- Twice Upon a Time: the Singles

I want to know what 25 albums changed your life. Post in your journal
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My Political Views
I am a centrist social libertarian
Left: 0.16, Libertarian: 3.64

Political Spectrum Quiz


My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -0.59

Political Spectrum Quiz


My Culture War Stance
Score: -5.55

Political Spectrum Quiz
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The Life Experience Test

Overall, you have partaken in 96 out of 169 possible life experiences.
Your average life experience score is therefore 57%.


The average score is 51%, making your experiences more than 65% of the people who have taken this test.
The average for your age group (26-35) is 53%.

Broken down by category:
Art: 8/17 (47%)

Career & Work: 6/13 (46%)

Civics & Technology: 4/7 (57%)

Crime & Disarray: 7/11 (64%)

Education: 13/18 (72%)

Fashion: 6/10 (60%)

Fitness, Health and Sports: 2/7 (29%)

Life in General: 9/14 (64%)

Relationships: 9/14 (64%)

Religion & Politics: 3/4 (75%)

Social: 18/22 (82%)

Travel: 5/20 (25%)

Vices: 6/12 (50%)

 
Take the test and see how YOU compare


How moral are you?

Morality is a complex subject. Everyone has a different idea about what it means. Many people believe in a God-given morality; that morality is a spiritual issues and standard; that it is absolute. Others believe in a relative morality, and believe it is designed to keep society stable and prevent us from hurting each other.


This test is designed to be a broad, encompassing look at morality. We include anything that a significant number of people believe is a moral issue.


Your ideological morality index is 4.6 / 10. This is determined by your ideological opposition to various things that are considered immoral. A higher number indicates a higher morality, or an increased opposition to immorality in your personal life. In other words, a higher number means you intend to be more moral in the future.
The average is currently 6.3 / 10, which leaves you 27% lower than the average.


Your practical morality index is 4.8 / 10. This is determined by your actions - what you have done, what you are doing. A higher number means that you have generally lived by a high standard of morality.
The average practical morality index is 6.3 / 10, which puts you at 24% lower than the average.


Broken down, your personal morality is 3.9 / 10 (low) - this is the morality that relates to your personal decisions. Your interpersonal morality is 5.5 / 10 (medium) - this concerns your relationship to, and decisions that you make concerning, other people.
 
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Nov. 16th, 2008 12:37 am

take 5

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Five Things I was Doing 10 Years Ago:
1. Junior in High School
2. Working at the Wichita Public Library
3. Living at Dad's house
4. alienating people
5. plotting the downfall of mum

Five Things on My To Do List Today:
1. wake up
2. eat
3. go to work
4. take calls
5. go home

Five Snacks I Enjoy:
1. famos amos chocolate chip cookies
2. cheeze-its
3. plain flour tortillas
4. cheese and cracker combos
5. rice krispie treats, or whatever the hell I randomly pick up at costco

Five Things I Would Do If I Were a Millionaire, in no particular order:
1. quit job
2. settle debt
3. finish school
4. invest in various enterprises
5. buy love

Five Places I Have Lived:
1. Wichita Ks
2. Hutchinson Ks
3. Lenexa, Ks
4. Kansas City, Ks
5. Shawnee Ks

Five Jobs I Have Had:
1. Wichita Public Library
2. Hutchinson Public Library
3. Spiegel Teleservices
4. Dillons Grocery
5. T-Mobile
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feh. I actualy have a Top 200 list. posers.

But I suppose it does need some re-evaluating. Maybe Ill get around to that again someday.


Anyway, If I had to readjust it, right off the bat...

1. (tie) Antichrist Superstar + Holywood: In the Shadow of the Valley of Death by Marilyn Manson
2. Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral
3. PJ Harvey- Is This Desire?
4. Dead Can Dance- Within the Realm of a Dieing Sun
5. Portishead- PNYC Live
6. Garbage- Self Titled
7. Sisters of Mercy- Floodland
8. Elastica- Self Titled
9. Electric Hellfire Club- Burn Baby Burn!
10. The Crow Soundtrack

Now, lets see if last.fm agrees....
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Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...

Intrapersonal


"This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities. Those who are strongest in this intelligence are typically introverts and prefer to work alone. They are usually highly self-aware and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals and motivations. They often have an affinity for thought-based pursuits such as philosophy. They learn best when allowed to concentrate on the subject by themselves. There is often a high level of perfectionism associated with this intelligence.


Careers which suit those with this intelligence include philosophers, psychologists, theologians, writers and scientists." (Wikipedia)

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Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual


The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art. They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it's purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion. Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature. Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.


People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging. They tend to have a high emotional stability. They also tend to be more concientious then average. They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do. They enjoy life and enjoy living. They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present. They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered. These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive. They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife. They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature. They are open to new aesthetic experiences.

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per [livejournal.com profile] annabelevil

Ten things I love that start with "L"


1. Lawrence, Ks
2. Laibach
3. Legend of Zelda Game Series
4. Ladytron
5. Lawrence of Arabia (film)
6. Loony Tunes
7. Lavern the Housecat
8. Libraries
9. Luster, Ash
10. Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events


and you. You comment, and you'll get a letter so you can do the same thing
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4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday that took place on my birthday meme

1066 - William the Conqueror invades England: the Norman Conquest begins.

1781 - American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.

1787 - The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.

1939 - Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.

births

1965 - Ginger Fish, American drummer (Marilyn Manson)

1972 - Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist

1987 - Hilary Duff, American actress, singer


deaths

1964 - Harpo Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1888)

1988 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)


and on said day....

World Rabies Day
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Instructions: Go to your music player of choice and put it on shuffle. Say the following questions aloud, and press play. Use the song title as the answer to the question. NO CHEATING.

How does the world see you?
Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids- Wrapped in Plastic

Will I have a happy life?
Covenant- The Men

What do my friends really think of me?
Chemical Bros- Setting Sun (Instrumental)

What do people secretly think of me?
Nouvelle Vague- Eisbar

How can I be happy?
Rammstein- Links 2 3 4

What should I do with my life?
Cruxshadows- Earthfall

Will I ever have children?
Emilie Autumn- Across the Sky

What is some good advice for me?
Brainbug- Nightmare

How will I be remembered?
Radiohead- Fake Plastic Trees

What is my signature dancing song?
Front 242- Special Forces

What do I think my current theme song is?
PJ Harvey- Water

What does everyone else think my current theme song is?
Final Fantasy VIII- Machine Gun

What song will play at my funeral?
Rosetta Stone- Goods Gone

What type of men do you like?
Roman Numerals- Known

What is my day going to be like?
Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids- Thrift
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Jul. 9th, 2008 08:50 pm

movies

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1. What movie have you seen the most time in the theater? How many times?
Ehhh... Im drawing a blank.... Im going to step out on a limb and say Star Wars Revenge of the Sith... mostly out of getting dragged out there by friends and etc

2. What was the last movie you walked out of in the theater?
I try to stick it through the whole movie... I mean, I paid for the ticket, so I might as well get the full treatment... but the 3 that drove me the closest to leaving is Alien vs. Predator: Requiem, Evita, and That Bjork whale movie

3. What is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
I have very vague memories of going to see Pinochio when I was 3 something

4. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
Its a VERY tough call... there's a selection of soundtracks that I hold very dear... among those being Trainspotting, Lost Highway, Natural Born Killers, The Crow, The Crow City of Angels, Pi, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Edward Scissorhands, Donnie Darco

5. Have you ever dressed up as a movie character for Halloween? If so, who?
well...lets see, last year I was John Merrik, the year before I was Donnie Darco

6. What was the first R-rated movie you ever saw? Were you allowed or did you sneak?
Ummm... hard to say.... Id probably have to say either Rocky Horror Picture show, Used Cars, or some Tommy Chong b-comedy by then-stepmother checked out... I dont remember staying awake through any of them

7. Star Wars (orig. trilogy) or Lord of the Rings?
Well, LotR has less plot holes, illogics, more believable dialog, and less annoying characters. on the other hand, SW has space armadas, and glowstick ninjas...

8. Pacino or DeNiro?
DeNiro has more range, I think

9. Titanic...did it suck or was it great?
It was uncomfortable. My sister duped my grandmother into taking us. So yeah, the nude scenes were kinda awkward. but yes, melodramatic, and overly long

10. What's your take on Cassavetes?
dunno, never heard of them

11. Favorite John Hughes character?
probably Uncle Buck. I used to watch that movie every day after school back in the 2nd grade. Him, and Kevin McAllister. I was about the same age, so yeah, the idea of having the whole house to yourself and thwarting kooky burglers in a zany way was appealing

12. What movie gives you a boner (or makes you tingle)?
There really are alot of different films.... I cant really pin down just one

13. What movie always makes you cry like the big puss you are?
American Beauty. I own the film, but cant bring myself to watch it again. That, and Finding Neverland

14. What's the furthest you've ever gotten in a movie theater? (i.e, second base...)
... pretty far....

15. Speaking of sports metaphors, what's your favorite sports movie?
probably Any Given Sunday, followed by Raging Bull

16. (a) Favorite... teen movie?
Donnie Darko. The macabre twist was a pleasant diversion from the crappy "teen movie" revival of the late 90s that brought us such garbage as American Pie and Cant Hardly Wait

(b)...Quentin Tarantino movie?
Pulp Fiction. Its the perfect movie for a lazy sunday afternoon

(c)...Bill Murray movie?
tough call. alot of my faveorite bill murry moments came from non-bill murray films... Coffee and Cigaretts, Little Shop of Horrors.... but if I had to pick, Id probably go with Caddyshack or Scroodged

(d)...romantic comedy?
My Super Ex-Girlfriend

(e)...gangster movie?
Godfather II

(f)...horror movie?
Shining

(g)...made for TV movie?
I dont really see too many of them... but Id probably have to say either Return to the Batcave or Duel

(h)...director?
aside from the obvious picks like Scorses, Wells, Kubrick, etc, Id say Christopher Nolan and Ang Lee

(i)...drug movie?
Requiem for a Dream, along with Fear in Loathing in Las Vegas, Drugstore Cowboy and Trainspotting

17. What movie have you seen already but will never, ever, ever watch again?
really hard to say, but I can think of several I would make a conscious effort not to see

18. What movie are you embarrassed to really like?
Dirty Work, and maybe a few of the Star Trek movies

19. What movie should be remade asap?
a serious remake of Plan 9 from Outer Space. And an Arrested Development movie

20. What the F happened to (insert answer)? He used to be so damn funny!
how about Dana Carvey?

21. For the love of everything that's sacred, please someone stop (insert answer) from making another movie!
those people who do those "genre" movies.... yes, Im sure it would be understandable if they came out every 4 years or so, but we've had THREE GODDAMNED MOVIES so far, and a fourth on the way... THIS YEAR ALONE!!!!

22. What movie do all your friends love but you think is whatevs?
those weird-assed forign films.

23. What movie do you love but all your friends think is whatevs?
I would probably say the 1st Hulk movie

24. If you could hump/date/marry any movie character, who would it be?
Lydia Deetz

25. Best...movie....ever?
Pi: Faith in Chaos

26. Book you wish would be made into a movie, and who would direct it?
the sandman... either that, or Sandman Mystery Theatre, or Galapagos
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nintendo power's all time top 200

bold the ones you've played

review, discuss )
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Lets play a game.

Im posting song lyrics

post a comment if you know the song they're from.

Answers announced soon.

Im going going to be paraphrasing a few of these things, so dont correct me if Im wrong.



  • Teenage Angst has paid off well, now Im bored and old
  • So Ill memorize the words to the porno movies, its the only thing I want to believe
  • Drive drive to feel Im alive
  • visions of swastikas in my head, fires for everyone
  • I swear you're going to feel my hand
  • And the birds will sing no more
  • When Im god everyone dies
  • The passion of forgetting names, its all the same, I drew a blank, its my mistake...
  • He met her in the fall, he took her to a movie...
  • Time flies when you're falling down, Ill spread my rot all over this town
  • I might as well be dead, but I could kill you instead
  • When you cant live your dreams, and only the fear of dieing keeps you going...
  • Lashes up and down, everyone knows its wrong
  • You had your time to live
  • This is the story about an old man. He had a cow.
  • Only You can turn my wooden heart
  • I hear you calling marian, across the water, across the waves
  • Does it really matter if we all die?
  • Even the greatest stars check their face in the looking glass
  • I dont like the films, and I dont like the scenery, so tear it all down
  • I think that Im jazzy like christ
  • So there ya have it baby, Im just a sensitve guy, ya know I bust a million planets but I still find time to cry
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