No, not psychologically. Physically. The ribs start contracting, breathing troubles arise1, and suddenly your body needs more blood, but your heart just can't beat fast enough to deliver it. But of course, a psychological effect manifests itself in the sudden urge to lie down and never get up again.
At least that's how I felt. After our team goes 8-0-0 in regular season soccer intramurals. I had the lowest GA. And we... ... five to two in the finals.
1Or maybe getting kicked in the throat had something to do with that.
As I'm sure most of you are aware, the advertising rule has been revamped. Now you can't even advertise clicks for cash websites anymore.
Let's try some fifth grade (by American standards) math. According to bux.to, you get a penny every time you click on an advertisement and keep it open for thirty seconds. Assuming that you click ads militantly, there are an infinite number of ads waiting to be clicked, and you cannot view more than one ad at once, you can earn 0.02 USD a minute. That comes out to 1.20 USD an hour. Yes, 1.20 USD an hour. The summer camp I worked at paid me almost four times that to abuse ten and eleven year olds with water balloons, which ignites an inner joy in most normal people.
But wait! You can always refer people to their online sweatshop to make more money! Every click your referrals make is another penny, complete with Lincoln's visage, that you can add to your ever-increasing coffers. If you somehow manage to drag a thousand people to their website and they all view one ad, that's another hundred dollars for you! Or is it only ten? It doesn't really matter though, because now you've achieved a new level of jackass previously attainable only by seedy door-to-door salesmen and telemarketers1. For the 513th time, no, I would not like to make "quick and easy cash". At least, not your definition of it. A buck and 20 cents an hour is not "quick", and "easy" generally implies that you hang on to at least a semblance of sanity when you're finished. What? NO, for the 514th time, I would not... 515th time. N... how about a quick and easy my foot in your donkey?
And what are you even doing it for? RuneScape?
1If you have to do it to put food on the table, then I'll begrudge you 15 seconds of my life.
Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
have the wisdom to show restraint.
Just recently, as I was riding the TTC, there was an advertisement on the bus that caught my attention. Luckily, I had my digital camera on me at the time and snapped this picture.
Telus™, you seem to have missed an option.
"Jon, honey dear, I don't think we can keep seeing each other. This is the fourteenth date you've missed because you stayed up too late chatting on IRC!"
Now, I know that people make mistakes and that even large, faceless corporations do too, but this is less a mistake than evidence of a frightening new era. Cheers Mr. Blair, for although you may have gotten the year wrong, we're certainly headed towards your fictional dystopia. These days, face-to-face conversation has taken a backseat to exactly what telecommunications firms like Telus have suggested - texting, emails, phone calls, and Windows Live Messenger™. Hey, haven't seen you in awhile. Let's catch up - on MSN. Dude, you just have to show me the pictures you took at that concert - on Myspace™. I've got some serious issues that I need help with, mind if I c- all you?
A person's eyes are said to be the window to their soul, but how can we share meaningful relationships if a majority of our interactions take place through a third party? How can we bond if our mode of communication only ignites one or two of the senses? What is love but a silly Relationship Status™ on Facebook™?
Progress is almost always heralded as the salvation of mankind. Its wonder must be questioned though when it's why we break up with a soul mate - without being able to peer into their soul.
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
- Ecclesiastes 4:12
I might actually write some entries and join in on the whole blogging scene at Sal's to lessen the ennui of trying to convince certain people of America's true military might.
As a result, I will be revamping the whole blog. Cheers. >.<
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