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About me

I am a former English major, turned College graduate with a BA in English. How is this different? Ask an English major who is still in college what they think they will do when they get out. Now add the realization that the degree is pretty much a "I can make conversation!" degree and you get someone with a BA in English. I work at Barnes and Noble, it's alright, and who can complain about being around books all day.

I'm stubborn to a fault, so once I have an opinion on you don't expect it to change any time soon (read this century). I've also found I am a remarkably good judge of character, I'll give anyone a chance, but 8 times out of 10 I'll know if I want to be your friend after we first meet/talk. That makes me sound like a jerk, but really I just know the traits I don't like in people, and it's not like it means I will ZOMG hate you.

I was born on a Thursday
under the astrological sign Taurus.

http://www.paulsadowski.com/birthday.asp

There are 21 letters in my name.
Those 21 letters total to 81
There are 7 vowels and 14 consonants in your name.

http://www.paulsadowski.com/Numbers.asp

Quotes about me from people

chibirya
~What would you do if mercury_glitch just professed their undying love for you? I'd be scared and worried he was on some kinda drug.

goodbyesnothing
~Would caelyth and mercury_glitch make a lovely couple? mm i think billy would kill people

cadet
~What do you honestly think of mercury_glitch? I think he's a cool guy. He likes good TV shows. And books. <3
~What is mercury_glitch's fantasy? Ginny

argonkitten
~mercury_glitch is amazing because he is the only one capable of calming me down between midnight and 6am.

Quotes
A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that doesn't exist.
- Charles Darwin

Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or a valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
- Alan Paton

Do not assume more variables than neccessary.
- William of Occam

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
- Winston Churchill

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
- William Shakespeare

Moral philosophy is nothing else but the science of what is good, and evil, in the conversation, and society of mankind. Good, and evil, are names that signify our appetites, and aversions; which in different tempers, customs, and doctrines of men, are different.
- Thomas Hobbes

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
- Rene Descartes

It is better to risk sparing a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
- Voltaire

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
- Evelyn Beatrice Hall, possibly Voltaire as well, the origins are in question.

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
- Charles Darwin

Now I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
- Thomas Hobbes

Obligatory Friends quote

"The inaguaration thing is pissing me off. Bush is like " I wanna unite the country, blahblah". How about he unites my foot up his ass? that would make 59million people happy." ~ caelyth

Random LJ user quote
"oompa-loompa doopedy doo,
I've got a blanket smokescreen for you
oompa-loompa doopedy dee,
Ignore the world, just watch TV.

Don't you feel trendy and hip?
Wallowing in pointless bipartisanship?
Focus on non-issues, then you won't see
The way the government is all about ME.

The people of America are tragicly sheep,
All they can do is sow so we reap.
Republicans and Dems, it's really the same,
Politicians care for nothing but personal fame.

(They tell you what you want to hear!)

Freedom cannot be given, only taken a-way,
"It's for our own good," they get you to say.
In the end it's simply untrue,
Just the government and thier regular screw!"

~coorlim

Random Quote (the opinions editor is so me in another persons body)
Sports editor: I think you need to apologize for that.
Opinion editor: Okay, but you need to meet me halfway. I'm sorry for hitting you, but you need to apologize for existing.

Things you have to believe to be a Republican today:

Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.

Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing health care to all Americans is socialism.

HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense. A president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's cocaine use is none of our business.

Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness, and you need our prayers for your recovery.

You support states' rights, which means Attorney General John Ashcroft can tell states what local voter initiatives they have the right to adopt.

What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.

A funny story

Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

a.. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.

b.. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

c.. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

d.. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

e.. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.

f.. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

g.. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

h.. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

i.. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

j.. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

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