Saturday Night Boredom

I saw Transformers last night after work. It was hilarious, the special effects were great, and most importantly it did justice to my memory of a 20 year old cartoon. The preview for The Simpsons looked pretty funny, but I’ve never been a fan of that show so I don’t know if I’m going to go see it. The last time I did that (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), I was sorely bored after about the first five minutes. That, and tickets at the theater are $8.75 now. That’s almost half of what it’ll cost to buy the DVD, and twice what it’ll cost to rent or order on pay per view. Here’s an idea MPAA, you want people to quit pirating movies? Bring down the prices in the theaters. It shouldn’t cost $50 for a family of four to go see a 90 minute Disney sequel.

I took my first math test today, a week and a half after it was originally scheduled. In spite of the math teacher’s rather strict test makeup policy – that is, there is no makeup test ever – he had to bend in my case since I was down in Florida attending a funeral. The results won’t be official until Tuesday or maybe even Thursday, but I don’t see any reason why I didn’t blow that test out of the water. First of all, this is material I learned back in 1997 when I took trigonometry in high school. This is my third time taking it since graduating high school due to math placement policies at various institutions of higher learning. And more importantly: Pythagoras’ theorem, the relationship between the six trigonometric functions, vector addition, force, work, nautical bearings, etc. – they are all just right triangles, worded differently to apply to different situations. Bottom line is, right triangle trigonometry is pretty straightforward stuff.

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