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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My latest escapade. (A story)

At Camporee, there are no permanent anythings.  The only structures there are trees and outhouses with non-flushing toilets.  They're those "plastic toilet with a hole deep in the ground type. There's a cone shaped upper toilet, and a hole that really stinks. Really.  THe design is terrible.  There are two plastic tubes at about floor-level between the top of the toilet and the giant pit beneath. I guess the tubes are to keep stuff from falling in, so that makes them slightly justifiable. Well, add a new substance to the equation.  Pranksters. Little pranksters.  About 11 year olds.  They built a "floor" in the toilet by unwrapping and dumping 5 rolls of TP between the two bars.  I mean, 1 layer of toilet paper can easily be broken through, but 50!?!?!?!  The result is about the same as putting a mesh net with paper towels in your toilet.  And remember that about 50 people use it EVERY HOUR.  DD:< 

And that brings me to the next part of the story.  You see, after 3 hours, the outhouses were REALLY gross.  Fortunately, there were also porta-potties set up.  Because of the annoying weblos people, I'd taken to using only the porta-potties.   Well, one problem always seems to bring up another.  I decided to swing by a portapotty on the way back to camp.  As soon as I closed the door, some kid started pounding on the porta potty. Really.  Katonkity tonkity tonk!!!! I can imagine him waltzing around the blue structure pounding on the walls.  I saw prime opportunity, and kicked open the door as he was coming around! :DD Unfortunately, I forgot to unlock the door(because that would tip him off), and at the last second I flipped the lock and busted the door open! That costed me a second, and he took off around the back, but not before giving me a full scan of his face.  He was one of those mischievous but not dangerous kids.

Now is a good time for "Ha ha John. Oh wait. you're not john. woops. sorry." -.- Obviously he wasn't too bright as he started pounding literally as soon as I got inside, removing the point of pounding on a portapotty, and making the situation as if he was pounding on a tent. (Did you catch that?) :D

Anyways, I decided that chasing him would be safe and worth it, as he had that "oh crap im dead cuz i bothered this kid a foot taller than me and he knows what i look like and so now im ded."  Obviously, taking off running was a really bad idea too, because we were in a light crowd, and I only had a light idea of his face.  I'm really fast at short range sprints.  I can speed for about 100 yards before running out of stamina. Anyways, I didn't even need to run that fast because he had no where to go.  We were on a small field between a hill and our campsites.  Obviously, running back to his campsite was a terrible idea as that would lead me to the only people who could actually do squat to him.  I took off in a light jog.  lol the look on his face was hilarious.  Also, I noticed how quickly his "friend" left him when I came after him.  It's a bummer that his friend forgot to take his 60 pack of oreos with him.

It was a 25ish yard tack down.  He ran between two campsites. Every here and there he looked back to see if I was still there.  I was actually interested where he would go after he ran out of area.  However, he caught on to this a few minutes after I did, and so he stopped and surrendered.  I decided not to turn him in and to be a little nicer since he decided to surrender.  After I caught up with him, I nabbed a couple of oreos and then grinned and headed back to camp. :D The thing I consider the most successful is that as far as I know, he stopped kicking porta potties, which is good. :-)

Update on my patrol: We have a few new" members.
On camporee, the DOC had:
4 pros; 1 really awesome guy who needs experience; 3 newbs; 1 experienced guy who is really annoying and 2 noobs.   
Here's the twist.  the newbs speak no english.  The really awesome guy is bilingual.  THe really awesome guy is a really buff.  He's really on task too, so he helped me out a lot.  The noobs are a deadbeat when they're inactive.  It gets worse when they are active.  If I could give every one efficiency points, I would give pros 4, AGWNEs 2, newbs 1, and noobs -2. :P  Also, TN was absent at this campout.

Little Dude got sick.  He threw up in the middle of the night after gorging on mcdonalds.  I kind of saw it coming, because he isn't very mentally or physically healthy. And he has no conviction to.  I'm actually suprised that he hasn't gotten sick before.  In the morning, I built a swing but the EGWIRA took it down to build something for the troop that got taken down 15 minutes after.  Anyways, we had breakfast burritos with eggs and bacon. Little dude told me "It's made of everything I hate."  And everyone was thinking "You're everything we hate." . :D lol. He kept complaining about being sick, even though he still bothered people just the same. I'm not sure if I responded right, because I couldn't tell if he was actually sick or not.  THe sick part could probably be attributed to drinking lemonade and not a single drop of water in 90 degrees. Later, while my patrol was in line to take another 'exam', he kept saying:

"wahh im sick but if i go back to camp then i might get in trouble and i don't want to make the adults disappionted and i only will drink lemonade because its the same as water and this energy drink is the same as water so i will drink that instead even though it doesn't seem to be helping and if i say im sick i might get in trouble so ill just stay out here and thensm kemmlds ejioajfmlfkwlmk innmjo."

In the end, his parents came and took him home.  DUDE he left a mess in his tent. He cleaned up most of the puke, but he left his Mcdonalds and personal gear behind. Vietnam Tomahawk - SOG Specialty KnivesHmm.. THis post is getting too long. Short summary.  I did shotgun shooting, Tomahawk throwing, archery, and BB gun shooting.  The shotguns were long barrel, but I'm used to short from summer camp.  Dude they were really heavy.  I mean like I could hold one for the first 5 shots, but my arms were getting really tired. We shoot at these->. You can't lower the gun.  You have to hold it forwards all the time.  The archery was fun too.  THe first time I kept overshooting.  THe second time I made a bullseye and a 2nd layer. :DD Tomahawk throwing was just hucking the hawk into a stump.  There was no official target.  I'm actually pretty good at it. :P This other guy was REALLY good. I mean like baseball-windup good. Ok. gotta go now. :-)
The type of gun I'm used to
The type they used

rage comics - DADDY DON'T LET GO
How I learned to ride bikes

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

If you see someone being oppressed and you remain neutral, you are siding with the oppressor.


Pottermore is up now!!! (Most of you probably knew already). :D  I'm in GRYFFINDOR!!!! OHYEAH.  Not bad. I have a wand with a pheonix feather. That's probaby worth 100 pro-gryffindor attributes.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Le Hunger Games

I just biked back from the theater where I saw it. Pretty good movie.  Gale looks really un-awesome.  Cesaer Flickerman is my favorite guy. Just kidding.  But he's the only person who you can count on to be awesome.
tThis post is really opinoinated and un-factual)
 Spoiler warning:
Awesome stuff-
Almost everything.  The movie cinematography is really good.  It's a bummer that most if not all of the book is in 1st person.  Like in Harry Potter, the story is in complete 3P with almost no significant 1p parts. Meanwhile, THG is completely in 1st person for every second of the book.  There's as much blood in the movie as there is in the book. Not much.  Although some of the people in the movie were inexplicably stupid.  Well first, in the beginning, Gale scares off a deer even though he isn't supposed to have eaten for about a day.  In the arena, Katniss is about 20 feet off the ground as she climbs away from the Careers.  Their arrows are only a couple inches off, and if they kept shooting, they would have hit her.  They could have knocked her down by throwing a water bottle. :P  Also, when Rue gets caught in the net, she has no reason to panic, as the careers should be back at their camp blowing up at each other. (Pun intended).  So, screaming for 'help' isn't going to get her much, as there is no present/obvious danger to her. Also, they stick around after Rue is freed, and they sit themselves into a trap. Yelling for help and then hoping no one but Katniss heard it` isn't a very good idea.

Stuff that was kind of lame: Well, they drop a lot of unnecessary h and d words.  Rue is way awesomer in the book.  In the movie, she mainly acts as Katniss's assistant, and she doesn't say much either. Overall pretty good movie.  Well, it was nothing like the book. Watch these videos about movies. And watch the awesome Hunger Games music video on the side bar! <---

Woahhh They are butchering the book!



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Not sure if win or fail.
 Easter Bunny Cat on iRobot Roomba GIF -  Easter Bunny Cat on iRobot Roomba
Like a boss- crap i'm outta here.

Mountain Biking

Sup guys.  I went mountain biking today. Yay! My family is going to see the Hunger Games this afternoon. Watch the awesome music video  <- .  The trail was uphill all the way, but coming back down was really fun and fast. :-)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Whenever I watch starwars

internet memes - My Favorite Sing Along!

Awesome trench run

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Falcon Campout Videos

Sup guyz. :P The vids take a minute or two to load, so they're after the break.

The Falcon Campout

 IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME. That's a summary.  The ride there was pretty bumpy and steep. I got the five attending members of the DOC riding in my dad's car. Me, Wubz, TN, TH, and Little Dude.  I cut a ton of sugarcanes to bring.  My plan was to build a perimeter around my camp.  However, the campsite was a little different than I expected. There was a path leading into the campsite.  On the left of the start of the path, there was the bathroom.  Then, a few feet farther and behind a bush, I saved a space for my patrol.  There was a oak tree a feet yards down.  The spot was a small open half-circle ground with forest and bushes behind it.  The first day was sunny. However, on the next day, the campsite was literally INSIDE a cloud.  Fog was constantly rolling through the camp and cutting off vision at about 150ft. At night, the fog glowed from a car's lights and the fog was rolling right after an explosion with broad beams of white light permeating through the heavenly daze of mist and fog.  Yea. That awesome.

Day 1
I set up a tripod with the DOC flag on the half-circle spot.  Then, after half an hour of pwning, the entire DOC campsite was up.  I'm starting to like my patrol now. We're super efficient and awesome.  Except one person.  Guess who?  Well, actually, I finally found a use for little dude!!!  You see, the campsite is rather large, with over 100ft between each patrol site.  And, yelling "HEY EV ANNNN   OVERRR HHEAERRREEEEE!!!!!!"   isn't the most effective way to communicate. I realized that Little Dude had enough energy to run 500ft between the Panda and DOC campsite while carrying conversation.  loljknr.  But still, all I had to do was say" Hey Little Dude, tell SPL that the DOC is ready to .derp." TH and TN are really awesome.  They're brothers.  TN was the grubmaster for the campout.  I was trying to prove that brothers work well together, but Little Dude and Big Dude blew my study out of the water. :(

On saturday, the patrols did Camporee prep.  Another example of DOC Pwning was that we finished setting up, eating, and cleaning up before the Falcon patrol got up. :P We did knot tying stations, shelter building, orienteering, and fire starting. BTW Little dude had NOTHING to do with the DOC pwningness.  He was wandering around and playing while we did those.

awesome boss
even more awesome boss
I made an experimental spear with sugarcane.  I spent most of the later afternoon building things with TH.  And I mean really building.  WHat's the best thing you've ever built? A shelf?  A house? A bed? A swing? :D Well, with help of RH, the awesome dude, my patrol build a barricade, a fence WITH an opening gate, a trip wire, and a swing.  Well, the tripwire backfired when RH tripped on it while leaving our campsite. :P At the flag retiring formation, a scout mentioned "a tiny chance of a little bit of drizzle at 3am in the morning"  Unfortunately, the torrential downpour that followed 9 hours early took us completely by surprise. My patrol had already packed up our camp and covered our food supplies, but we still had some stuff to do. I covered the flag with a tarp, and then headed down to the campfire.
The gate which can open and close

Check out our stuff!

On sunday, the water had made the ropes expand, making our fence and swings almost impossible to untie. ,'-( Okay.
Campsite at the end
See the x fence that the awesome dude from the other patrol is working on?

Alright.  TIme for a rant against Little Dude.
 On friday, Little Dude kept asking "Whats fhor dhinner?"even though we were supposed to bring sack dinners. He went around bragging about what the DOC did even though he had no part in it.  He brought a plastic disposable grubkit. All he did was say "Can I eat now?" Wheres the food?" He did NOTHING for the DOC ALL DAYY.  He lists his "acheivemients" in attempts to impress the troop with his hard work.  "I did my dish."  I coiled THWEE ropes already" "I helped other people".  The patrol would have been unaffected (if not better) if he didn't come to the campout.  At dinner, I told him to finish cleaning up before he could eat any oreos.  So, he sat in front of the table and got in our way as much as he could before I exiled him from the patrol site for 10 minutes.  BTW If you forgot what he looks like, he's a short midget who's hyper active and dumb. DD:<  He's older than Wubz, but waaaayyyyy lessss awesome.  He has NO merit badges OR rank requirements yet even though he's been in the troop for 3 months already. (In my first month, I was tenderfoot, In my 2nd, I was already second class).  He constantly fights with his brother even though his parents have gone through a TON of trouble to seperate them.  They keep breaking into fights in public. At the end of the campout, Big Dude called Little Dude an idiot, and Little Dude exploded and started bawling and crying and made a ENORMOUS scene. Mr Bradford, our Scoutmaster, told Big Dude to apologize, but he refused for almost 3 minutes.  Meanwhile, their dad just sat by and did NOTHING.  AT ALL. DD:<

Here's more pics and vids.
really opened gate

Opened gate

The tripwire is on the right of the fence

 See the tripwire? :D I spent about 15 minutes making it.

 Oh well.  Pretty aweosme campout though. :) More next time! :D Sorry I don't have vids. I'll make a new post with some maybe.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Requoted: Ironic irony of the Hunger Games

"So we shall teach by death and dearth; Goodwill to man and peace on earth."

- Rudyard Kipling   President Snow