I tried joining the French Foreign Legion recently. But before I’m accepted I need to get some medical records from a treatment I had as a child. Depending on the results I’ll be accepted or denied.
It was pretty interesting just spending a few days in the recruitment center. It’s a good thing they asked me to come back later, because I need to train a bit more, I don’t think I would have passed the physical test as well as I think I should. And I also get to change some of the stuff I take with me.
The recruitment isn’t like in the US where you get to go to an office and ask all sorts of questions. The first time, I went to the Fort in Nogent, just to ask some questions and see what’s up but they guy at the gate asked me where my stuff was, like spare underwear and hygiene stuff. When I told him that all my stuff was at my friends and that I just wanted to ask some questions he told me he didn’t have time to answer questions and that I had to go get my stuff. You have to make a first step to join before they tell you anything.
I watched Man Of Steel the other day. There was a scene where Clark starts to see through people and freaks out, he doesn’t understand what’s going on so he panics and hides. His teacher and fellow students obviously don’t understand either.
That scene somehow made me think of autism. What if autism is like a superpower or an extra sense but nobody can teach them how to understand and use it properly because nobody in that teacher position understands because they can’t experience it?
I watched Battleships a few weeks ago and Mars Attacks was on TV the other day, so I was thinking about all these alien invasion movies like Independence Day, Battle Los Angeles, Signs, or TV shows like V and X-Files. And I thought about visitors causing trouble like Predator, Men in Black or The Thing.
Then I remembered this picture. And I had a thought.
What if in the not so distant future, an alien planet sees some of our early TV shows and think we’re maybe a good target but then by the time they’re ready to leave they see all these action movies where we win and think “Hmmm, maybe we should leave these BAMFs alone…”?
What if Hollywood is protecting us from alien invasions?
But what if on the other hand, kinder aliens are just going to be afraid of all this violence and avoid all contact with us just in case?
What if Hollywood is keeping us isolated from the intergalactic market?
If you’re ever talking to someone at the office and they’re being a prick to you, just casually reach over and press the height adjuster thing on their chair while they’re sitting on it to assert their inferiority.
I used to do this to one of my classmates. It wasn’t until halfway through the year that I realized that he would switch his chair with a higher empty chair, because one day all the chairs were low. He looked around, saw no suitable chairs, then picked up his chair and tried to shake the website down. He didn’t know how they worked… He spent at least 3 years of his life using office chairs and didn’t know how they worked.