Friday, September 28, 2012

Lazy Part 2

After writing my last post (Lazy) I thought a lot more about what I wrote and also saw some more examples of the laziness of today's society.  Thus, part 2.
One of my thoughts has been about how low standards have become for many things, but especially with school.  Not much is expected from students, I have found, but if it is, those students expect that you REALLY don't expect them to get it done.  Like showing up to class, reading the textbook, or taking notes, or not having your highest expectations for the class just passing... meaning a C (and yes, I have talked to students who have said that).  Before class the other day I heard behind me a student complaining to another student about how her teacher had assigned her class this homework and how she just couldn't believe that her teacher had assigned them all of that homework (and it was NOT that much).  It was as if she was complaining about her teacher expecting them to do WORK.  To this student: I don't know if you if you know this, but work is part of college.  Honestly, I am at a community college where everything is a lot easier.  How would these students make it at university colleges?  Or do they ever even get there?
One out of four students in the U.S.A. failed to graduate from highschool in 2012.  I am sorry, but highschool cannot be that hard... especially with these lowered standards.  Something is going down hill and I am pretty sure it is the education system.  And I know what you're thinking, "But Lois, of course you say that because you were homeschooled so you're biased."  Yep, that's true, I was, and probably that is why I am saying that.  However, I have been able to experience both homeschool and public school (at the community college).  First off, I can readily assure you that from talking to students who went to public schools that more was expected of me in my homeschool than was expected from them, therefore, I worked harder.  I was pushed far harder than most students, which was how I got to where I am.  I have never called myself good at math but because my Dad kept me going I was able to get up to Calculus 1.  I think (and this is just my opinion), that public schools are just a pathway to being lazy.  And don't get me wrong, I have met many smart public schooled kids, but I have so many mediocre public schooled kids, and a sad amount of public schooled kids that were so ignorant that I was sincerely hoping that it was just a joke.  Those students from the last group are the ones who didn't know what extrovert meant and thought it was an insult because it was a big word, which it isn't even that big.
To all of you lazy students out there: Take your earphones out of your ears and put your cellphone away, you're in school, it's not time to be lazy, it's time to work.

Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


We are incredibly spoiled in today's society.  Getting up so I can to work at eight is a major league chore for me, but it SHOULDN'T be.  If today's teenagers were told they had to get up when farmers did and still do, they would get the shock of a lifetime.  If today's teenagers were told that chores came before recreation their jaws would drop.  We have become so lazy and today's society displays this.  Going out to eat is a no brainer anymore because we are unwilling to take the time to make a meal that would actually most likely cost less and be healthier.  Texting people is now the preferred mode of communication because actually talking face to face with people is just WAY too difficult.
Working hard is not something that is emphasized anymore, which is why I meet so many lazy college college students.  I have talked to students who say that they would be perfectly happy with a C and if they got a B that would pretty much be heaven.  Standards are so low that no one really expects much of you.  When I was in highschool taking classes at the local community college, I was considered a genius because I was so young but taking those upper level courses.  I am not a genius by any stretch of the imagination, I just work hard.
A little (no make that a lot) leadership needs to be taken by today's youth.  We need to take responsibility for our own actions and buckle down and work hard.  I am not exempting myself from sometimes being lazy, aren't we all?  However, I do work hard.

Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Favorite YouTube Video Quotes

As I was making my earlier post with favorite movie quotes, I realized I had so many quotes in my head that were from YouTube videos.  So here is this post, with all of my favorite YouTube video quotes, which are mostly (if not wholly) from Julian Smith, Rhett and Link, Monty Python and Blimey Cow.  I know I have forgot so many great ones and there are many of my favorite YouTube videos that aren't reflected in this list because I couldn't get the whole long dialogue that was so great into this.  Again many of them you have to see them in context so go look them up on YouTube and enjoy!

  1. "I made a pot of koolaid."- Julian Smith's Hot Koolaid
  2. "You don't make a pot of koolaid."- Julian Smith's Hot Koolaid
  3. "I made this for you!"- Julian Smith's Hot Koolaid
  4. "You guys are just being selfish."- Julian Smith's Waffles
  5. "I want twelve, I want twelve of them."- Julian Smith's Waffles
  6. "Son, you're adopted."- Julian Smith's Reading Lips
  7. "Just saying."- Julian Smith's Reading Lips
  8. "We all love you.  Except that guy, he hates you."- Julian Smith's Reading Lips
  9. "Cause I am a pirate."- Julian Smith's Donut Pirate
  10. "That's not a good name."- Julian Smith's Donut Pirate
  11. "Wow you really sound like you know what you're talking about."- Julian Smith's Donut Pirate
  12. "Eat a hot dog bun."- Julian Smith's Britian's Got Talent Parody
  13. "Shut up Dorcas, it's a secret you dumb wench, I'll tell you in the chorus."- Julian Smith's Britian's Got Talent Parody.
  14. "Action means run, cut means you're done.  I'm going to shoot you with a camera, a camera not a gun.  It's a pretty good pun.  It's... it's not a gun."- Julian Smith's Britian's Got Talent Parody
  15. "I mandate phatdippin this year."- Rhett and Link's Phatdippin
  16. "My sense of style is sweet like syrup, it's not uncommon for people to think I'm from Europe."- Rhett and Link's Epic Rap Battle
  17. "I don't follow the trends, I'm a style pioneer.  See this turtleneck with the necklace you'll be wearing it next year."- Rhett and Link's Epic Rap Battle
  18. "You just said that the square root of raspberry should be legalized."  "Exactly."- Rhett and Link's Epic Rap Battle
  19. "I LOVE it."- Blimey Cow's Like vs. Love
  20. "I'm to cool for school and as sure as your wheelchair I ain't going to play no granny games."- Julian Smith's Granny Games
  21. "Not good for my image."- Julian Smith's Granny Games
  22. "To late noob."- Julian Smith's Granny Games
  23. "I hope you enjoy it.  It's strawberry."- Julian Smith's Pie
  24. "It's so... dark."- Julian Smith's Malk
  25. "Randy is a three course meal but the feet to seal the deal.  Oh, and I'll be needing a to-go box."- Julian Smith's Eat Randy
  26. "I'd rather eat Randy."- Julian Smith's Eat Randy
  27. "God is gracious, God is good, let us thank Him for this Randy.  Amen."- Julian Smith's Eat Randy
  28. "These specials don't look special to me."- Julian Smith's Eat Randy
  29. "Do you still say grace before breakfast, lunch, and dinner?  Then I have a product that is going to revolutionize the way you do food.  Pre-Blessed Food!"- Julian Smith's Pre-Blessed Food
  30. "Since I switched to pre-blessed food, ain't nothing changed."- Julian Smith's Pre-Blessed Food
  31. "It not only saved us time... it saved our souls."- Julian Smith's Pre-Blessed Food
  32. "But that's not all.  No, no, no that's not all."- Julian Smith's Pre-Blessed Food
  33. "How neat is that?  That's pretty neat."- Neature Walk Episode 1
  34. You can tell it's an aspen, because of the way it is."- Neature Walk Episode 1
  35. "It's more than a want, it's more than a need.  I'd shrivel up and die without my feed.  Take a look, you are hooked, on Facebook."- Rhett and Link's Facebook Song.
  36. "I'm so glad we gat a Honda."- Julian Smith's Everything's all Right
  37. "Chris is dead now."- Julian Smith's What Happened to Chris
  38. "So how did you know he was dead?"  "Well I.... uh..."  "Never mind."- Julian Smith's What Happened to Chris
  39. "Hey, hey, Dad I think got a big one."-  Julian Smith's What Happened to Chris
  40. "This is our tree!"- Julian Smith's Trees Hate You
  41. "Isn't it funny?"- Julian Smith's Trees Hate You
  42. "Jim remembers Burl Ives.  Jim remembers the Civil War.  His people fought for the west."- Diamond W Wranglers- Ghost Riders in the Sky
  43. "You promise me puddings cookies and then you gives me nothing."- Blimey Cow's Pudding Cookies
  44. "Bimey Burger. The place were Blimey Cow's go to die."- Blimey Cow's The Problem with Christian Bands
  45. "They make music and mistakes."  Blimey Cow's The Problem with Christian Bands
  46. "Let's take a listen shall we."- Blimey Cow's The Problem with Christian Bands
  47. "You're doing it wrong."- about every Blimey Cow video
  48. "For God so loved Tebow baby."- Blimey Cow's Proof that Jesus Loves Tim Tebow
  49. "Why does Tebow tebow?"- Blimey Cow's Proof that Jesus Loves Tim Tebow
  50. "Then I dare say you're not a Christian."- Blimey Cow's Proof that Jesus Loves Tim Tebow
  51. "You're type make me puke."- Monty Python's The Argument Clinic
  52. "What a stupid concept."- Monty Python's The Argument Clinic
  53. "I could be arguing in spare time."- Monty Python's The Argument Clinic
  54. "Without milk or sugar."  "Or tea."- Monty Python's Four Yorkshireman
  55. "Oh we used to dream of living in a corridor."- Monty Python's Four Yorkshireman
  56. "We were evicted from our hole in the ground."- Monty Python's Four Yorkshireman
  57. "Luxury!"- Monty Python's Four Yorkshireman
  58. "If we were lucky."- Monty Python's Four Yorkshireman
  59. "There is absolutely no cause for alarm."- Monty Python's Airplane Sketch
  60. "The wings are not on fire."- Monty Python's Airplane Sketch
  61. "Well he just knocked over my lincoln logs."- Rhett and Link's Job Reference
  62. "Well hello Spiderman.  I didn't know you had a horse."- Rhett and Link's Job Reference
  63. "I'm reading a book, I'm reading a book.  Don't you ever interrupt me while I'm reading a book."- Julian Smith's I'm Reading a Book
  64. "I'm at the library where they call me a crook I never even pay for my library books.  I just take them shelf and if anyone looks I just say, I'm reading a book, I'm reading a book.  Don't you every interrupt me while I'm reading a book."- Julian Smith's I'm Reading a Book
  65. "Johnny."- Julian Smith's Truth
  66. "We can do pizza bites.  I take a bite you take a bite."- Julian Smith's Truth
  67. "You know sometimes I can't tell if technology is progressing or digressing."- Julian Smith's uMove
  68. "Our internet is down."- Julian Smith's uMove
  69. "He's on a diet sire."- Julian Smith's With Child
  70. "It's only a flesh wound."- Monty Python's Black Knight from Quest for the Holy Grail
  71. "You liar!"- Monty Python's Black Knight from Quest for the Holy Grail
  72. "Finding Nemo?! Son, what have I told you about watching PG rated movies?"- Blimey Cow's 7 Lies about Homeschooling
  73. "Well this is joyous news."- Blimey Cow's 7 Lies about Homeschooling

Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Favorite Movie Quotes

Okay I'll admit they aren't my favorite but they were the first to come to mind (and yes I know I forgot a million great ones). On that same note, these aren't in any particular order either, just in the order I thought of them. These are all from many of my family's favorite movies though we have so many more favorites that aren't reflected in this list. Unfortunately there are so many great conversations in movies that I can't quite get into this post either. You'd actually have to watch the movies to get the humor of most of these but I think that is an excellent excuse. :) I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I do and maybe they'll leave you like they left me, desperately wanting to re-watch the movies they come from. :)

  1. "Life is pain, highness, anyone who tells you different is selling something."- The Princess Bride
  2. "Inconceivable!"- The Princess Bride
  3. "Your vote of confidence is overwhelming."- The Princess Bride
  4. "I don't think that word means what you think it means."- The Princess Bride
  5. "Is this a kissing book?"- The Princess Bride
  6. "You rush a miracle man, you get bad miracles."- The Princess Bride
  7. "Anyone want a peanut?"- The Princess Bride
  8. "I'm not left-handed either."- The Princess Bride
  9. "Get used to disappointment."- The Princess Bride
  10. "Rodents of unusual size? I don't think they exist."- The Princess Bride
  11. "I'm not a witch, I'm your wife. Though after what you just said I am not sure I even want to be that anymore."- Princess Bride
  12. "Have fun storming the castle!" "Think it will work?" "It will take a miracle."- Princess Bride
  13. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed me father, prepare to die."- The Princess Bride
  14. "As you wish."- The Princess Bride
  15. "My way's not very sportsman-like."- The Princess Bride
  16. Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam..."- The Princess Bride
  17. "You're trying to kidnap what I've rightfully stolen."- The Princess Bride
  18. "There's not a lot of money in revenge."- The Princess Bride
  19. "It is a far, far wetter place I go to."- Ghost Train
  20. "Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle."- Ghost Train
  21. "That was his other leg."- Ghost Train
  22. "That's right."- Ghost Train
  23. "Confidentially, you're a bit of a stinker yourself."- The Lady Vanishes
  24. "And I'm not intoxicated... yet!"- McLintock!
  25. "Mark my words Marilla, that's the kind of girl that put strychnine in the well."- Anne of Green Gables
  26. "Listen to me if you want to know about the events of the day."- Life with Father
  27. "They can't keep me out of heaven on a technicality!"- Life with Father
  28. "Madam, I am the character of my home."- Life with Father
  29. "SHE was the Methodist."- Life with Father
  30. "If there is one thing the church should leave alone it is a man't soul."- Life with Father
  31. "That's not fair, when I talk about my relatives, I criticize them."- Life with Father
  32. "I'll try to be a good little light bulb."- The Major and the Minor
  33. "It's never been a particular ambition of mine."- The Major and the Minor
  34. "What is food?" "Something you eat silly."- My Man Godfrey
  35. "Money, money, money, the Frankenstein monster that destroys men's souls."- My Man Godfrey
  36. "Why don't you stop imitating a gorilla and start imitating a man?"- My Man Godfrey
  37. "What would you do with a brain if you had one?"- Wizard of Oz
  38. "Not 'round, here."- Seven Brides for Seven Bothers
  39. "There were no F names in the bible so Ma named him Frankincense cause he smelled so sweet."- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  40. "Dignity, always dignity."- Singing in the Rain
  41. "And I can't stand him."- Singing in the Rain
  42. "She's so refined. I think I'll kill myself."- Singing in the Rain
  43. "Well of course we talk. Don't everybody?"- Singing in the Rain
  44. "What do they think I am, dumb or something?"- Singing in the Rain
  45. "I make more money than- than- than Calvin Coolige! Put together!"- Singing in the Rain
  46. "People? I ain't people. I am a shimmering, glowing star in the cinema firmament. It says so, right there."- Singing in the Rain
  47. "I was calling him Don before you were born! I mean..."- Sining in the Rain
  48. "Haven't you heard? She's irresistible. She told me so herself."- Singing in the Rain
  49. "Short people have long faces, and long people have short faces. Big people have little humor, and little people have no humor at all."
  50. "Why if it isn't Ethyl Barrymore."- Singing in the Rain
  51. "Lina, you're a beautiful woman. Audiences think you've got a voice to match. The studio's gotta keep their stars from looking ridiculous at any cost. " "Nobody's got that much money." - Singing in the Rain
  52. "I can't understand it. This car hasn't given me a lick of trouble in nearly six hours."- Singing in the Rain
  53. "But if you are naughty and idle, you shall sleep in the back kitchen amongst the black beetles, and be wolloped by Mrs. Pearce with a broomstick. "- My Fair Lady
  54. "It's the new small talk. You do it so awfully well."- My Fair Lady
  55. "Poor Eliza! How simply frightful! How humiliating! How delightful!"- My Fair Lady
  56. "Why can't a woman be more like a man?"- My Fair Lady
  57. "I washed my face and hands before I come I did."- My Fair Lady
  58. "The French don't care what they do actually as long as they pronounce it properly."- My Fair Lady
  59. "There even are places where English completely disappears; in America they haven't used it for years."- My Fair Lady
  60. "Would I run off and never tell me where I am going?"- My Fair Lady
  61. "Ah, I hate him."- On Moonlight Bay
  62. "Wesley, be friendly!"- On Moonlight Bay
  63. "Marjorie's old petticoat. You've got me in Marjorie's old petticoat."- On Moonlight Bay
  64. "It must be tough being a girl."- On Moonlight Bay
  65. "If he had been the first there never would have been a second."- By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  66. "At this moment I have no great love for them myself."- By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  67. "Do you know what that wall reminds me of? This wall over here."- Abbot and Costello
  68. "Now who would do a mean thing like that?"- Charade
  69. "He doesn't look that bad."- Charade
  70. "Get ready for the story of my life." "Fiction or non-fiction."- Charade
  71. "Naturally."- Charade
  72. "Do women find it feminine to be so illogical or can't they help it."- Charade
  73. "Did Bigfoot take it?"- National Treasure
  74. "Yeah... the aliens helped them."- National Treasure
  75. "I see why you left him."- National Treasure
  76. "Do you know what the preservation room is for?" "Delicious jams and jellies?"
  77. "Our evil plan is working."- National Treasure
  78. "And that's where we lost the Department of Homeland Security."- National Treasure
  79. "They're like early American X-ray specs."- National Treasure
  80. "Oh look. My tax dollars at work, coming to arrest me."- National Treasure 2
  81. "The last time I checked we made our living off of crazy."- National Treasure 2
  82. "Maybe one day I'll wear this [his suit] to a party I'm actually invited to."- National Treasure 2
  83. "The president's a tattle tale."- National Treasure 2
  84. "Get it, got it, good."- Court Jester
  85. "I made a fool of myself."- Court Jester
  86. "The pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true."- Court Jester.
  87. "If it pleases you so much, you marry Griswold."- Court Jester
  88. "What took her so long?" "Stutters."- Court Jester
  89. "I noticed."- The God's Must be Crazy
  90. "Do the noises in my head bother you?"- The God's Must be Crazy
  91. "Yes, you are a very interesting psychological phenomenon, and I think you are very sweet."- The God's Must be Crazy
  92. "I could get used to a view like this. Yep, I'm used to it. Guys I want a castle."- Tangled
  93. "They just can't get my nose right."- Tangled
  94. "I didn't want to have to do this but you leave me no choice. Here comes the smolder."- Tangled
  95. "You broke my smolder."- Tangled
  96. "This is the story of how I died."- Tangled
  97. "That's the funny thing about birthdays. They're kind of an annual thing."- Tangled
  98. "You know how I hate the mumbling."- Tangled
  99. "Well I hope you're here to apologize."- Tangled
  100. "Well, a fake reputation is all a man has."- Tangled
  101. "IncrediBoy?"- Incredibles
  102. "That was the best vacation ever! I love our family."- Incredibles
  103. "Hey, we're super heroes. What could happen?"- Incredibles
  104. "We're dead! We're dead! We survived but we're dead."- Incredibles
  105. "You know I wish my parents had played Mozart when I was a baby cause half the time I don't know what anyone's talking about."- Incredibles
  106. "Lame, lame, lame, lame lame!"- Incredibles
  107. "No capes."- Incredibles
  108. "Greater good? I am your wife. I am the greatest good you are ever gonna get."- Incredibles
  109. "...And guest."- Incredibles
  110. "We act normal mom, I want to be normal. The only normal one is Jack-Jack and he isn't even toilet trained."- Incredibles
  111. "You need to be more... flexible."- Incredibles
  112. "And machine washable darling. That's a new feature."- Incredibles
  113. "And call me when you get back darling. I enjoy your visits."- Incredibles
  114. "Good thing too. You were this close to loosing your jo...."- Increidlbes
  115. "Are we there yet?" "We get there when we get there."- Incredibles
  116. "I know, I know... freeze!"- Incredibles
  117. "You're letting him go again? He's guilty! You can see it in his smug little face. Guilty! Guilty I say! Guilty!"- Incredibles
  118. "Round up the usual suspects."- Casablanca
  119. "You despise me don't you?" "If I gave you any thought I probably would."- Casablanca
  120. "I am shocked! Shocked I say to hear that gambling is going on here!" "Your winnings sir."- Casablanca
  121. "Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."- Casablanca
  122. "Of all the gin joints in all the world, she walked into mine."- Casablanca
  123. "And they used Bon Ami!"- Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  124. "That's right karate... made my whole body a weapon."- Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  125. "Calm? Do murder and calm go together? Calm and murder? Murder?"- Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  126. "It was terrible, just terrible. I'll never get over it as long as I live."- Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  127. "Atta boy Luther."- Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  128. "I want your opinion, your honest opinion."- Shop Around the Corner
  129. "Too much."- Shop Around the Corner
  130. "I'm H2O intolerant."- Finding Nemo
  131. "I suffer from short term memory loss."- Finding Nemo
  132. "Wow! I wish I could speak whale."- Finding Nemo
  133. "P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney."- Finding Nemo
  134. "I'm obnoxious."- Finding Nemo
  135. "The water is half empty!" "Really? I'd say it's half full."- Finding Nemo
  136. "Squirrel!"- Up!
  137. "You don't talk much... I like you."- Up!
  138. "I ripped it out of a library book."- Up!
  139. "South America. It's like America, but south."- Up!
  140. "I am most seriously displeased."- Pride and Prejudice (1995)
  141. "She's tolerable I suppose but not handsome enough to please me."- Pride and Prejudice (1995)
  142. "It's worse than horrible because a zombie has no will of his own. You see them sometimes walking around blindly with dead eyes, following no orders, not knowing what they do not caring." "You mean like Democrats?"- Ghost Breakers
  143. "It still only counts as one!"- Return of the King
  144. "We're not in decent places."- Return of the King
  145. "I am no man."- Return of the King
  146. "Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for?"- Return of the King
  147. "There's plenty for the both of us. May the best dwarf win."- Return of the King
  148. "I never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an elf." "What about side by side with a friend?" "Aye, I could do that."- Return of the King
  149. "I don't know half as you as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."- Fellowship of the Ring
  150. "They come in pints?" "I'm getting one."- Fellowship of the Ring
  151. "Your late." "A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to."- Fellowship of the Ring
  152. Please don't turn me into anything... unnatural."- Fellowship of the Ring
  153. "He was twitching."- Two Towers
  154. "Don't tell the elf."- Two Towers
  155. Pot-tay-toes. Boil em, mash 'em, put 'em in a stew... Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish. Even you couldn't say no to that." "Oh yes we could."- Two Towers
  156. "Don't follow the lights."- Two Towers
  157. "This new Gandalf is more grumpy than the old one."- Two Towers
  158. "Look's like meat is back on the menu boys."- Two Towers
  159. "She stinks."- You Can't Take it with You
  160. "Mr. Biddle's on a chocolate cake diet." "I beg your pardon?" "He says its the perfect food containing every essential element."- The Happiest Millionaire
  161. "Now I am the master." "Only a master of evil Darth."- New Hope

If you don't see your favorite quote here comment on this post with it. :)

Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fun with School

All last spring you got to hear about my Anatomy and Physiology course and I am sure you breathed as large of a sigh of relief as I did when it was over and you didn't have to hear about it anymore.  However, THIS semester I am taking Microbiology, which promises to be just as difficult as good old A&P.  You are forewarned.  Now, to take about Microbiology. :)  I am actually having some fun with it so far as there are online activities I have to complete for the class which are basically flashcards.  The fun part is that the website keeps track of points for questions answered correctly and then ranks my classmates and I by who has the most points.  So my competitive side is getting satisfied (I'm in first place) and I am learning all about Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes in the process. :)  Also, I know that I am actually learning the information when I wake up in the morning thinking about chloroplasts...

Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.
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