Archive for May, 2008
MEET THE SNACK SQUAD
Some might say that the musical efforts put forth by these two finger-melting men are void, a kind of aural masturbation falsely appreciated and lauded by fanboys; a form of expression that is simple dexterity without engaging content, and at least looks really silly. But an earnest attempt at music-making that most people are unable to experience from a serious perspective should have no correlation with impacting life in an entirely negative way. Well, there is an egregious conflict worth bringing to the table. Unconsciously producing the silliest disruptions known to the aural plane is not a crime, unless it is done while wearing a frown of Viking disgust. Yngwie Malmsteen proves this. He has emboldened all that threatens to harm the human appreciation of sound; he is a negative force. And so you ask, what is the difference, what about Vikta? Quite simply, his expression threatens none. One shreds to numb the senses and terrorize the mind, while the other thumps to make your feet tap and keep the good times flowing. But they both play really really fast.
Herein lies the great moral dichotomy of our times, the yin and yang of sound’s cheez whiz underbelly.
bennett & ricky collab.
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Poor Dad vs. Rich Dad
|My Poor Dad Says||My Rich Dad Says|
|"My house is an asset."||"My house is a liability."|
|Rich dad says, "If you stop working today, an asset puts money in your pocket and a liability takes money from your pocket. Too often people call liabilities assets. It’s important to know the difference between the two.|
|"I can’t afford it."||"How can I afford it?"|
|The statement "I can’t afford it" shuts down your thinking. By asking the right question, you mind opens up and looks for answers.|
|"The reason I’m not rich is because I have you kids."||"The reason I must be rich is because I have you kids."|
|"I’m not interested in money."||"Money is power."|
|"When it comes to money, play it safe – don’t take risks."||"Learn how to manage risk."|
|"Pay myself last."||"Pay myself first."|
|Rich Dad always took a percentage off the top of any income he earned. He put this money into an investment account that went toward purchasing his assets. Poor Dad spent all his money first and never had any remaining for investments.|
|Believed that the company you worked for or the government should take care of your financial needs.||Believed in financial self-reliance and financial responsibility.|
|Focused only on academic literacy.||Focused on financial literacy as well as academic literacy.|
|Learned only the vocabulary of academia.||Learned the vocabulary of finance – "Your words are the most valuable tools you have."|
|"I work for my money."||"My money works for me."|
|Thought that making more money would solve his financial problem.||Knew that financial education was the answer to his financial problems: "It’s not how much money you make that’s important – it’s how much money you keep and how long you keep it."|
The Wooten brothers take turns wiggling their sturdy thumbs in this dizzying display of dexterity.
Anton Hochheim 2008
(post-collegiate first day ice breaker activities)