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Stupid Love Song-poetry, song lyrics

This is a very rough draft - it doesn't even have a chorus or any kind of music. Perhaps I'll change its name to Stupid Incomplete Love Song sometime next year. I figured that JPsDocs is a pretty safe place to put this since I don't think anybody looks in this corner of my site anymore (since I stripped it off the front page). Hey, it's better than Henry V's War, isn't it? And if somebody does find it then oh well. At any rate, I'm not really supposed to talk about stuff here (that's the purpose of RAndoMness), so without further ado...

I don't want to know where she was tonight,
I don't even want to wonder.
I don't want to ask what she did tonight,
I don't even want to care.
I don't want to know why she smiles tonight,
I don't even want a clue.
I don't want to play this stupid love song,
or think of her tonight.

If she says that I'm not the one for her,
Then why should I care who is?
If she's happier in another man's arms,
Then why should I want her here?
If she doesn't care for me in that way,
Then why should I drag this out?
I don't want to play this stupid love song,
or think of her tonight.

But
I do want to have her here in my arms
To feel her here with me
I do want to spend more time with her
To show her that I care
I do want to make new sweet memories
To have her smile for me
And I want to play this stupid love song
To have her here tonight



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Henry V's war-
Jo-Pete Nelson
01-24-2006
Honrs 202-12
Henry V

If it is ever possible for a war to be just and proper, then one example of such can be found in the story of King Henry the Fifth, as portrayed by Shakespeare. Whether or not such a thing as a war can ever be just or proper is a debate much larger than the scope of this paper. If, however, it is conceded that there may be instances that warrant battle, then this is one instance. First, the propriety of Henry's actions will be examined, to see if he did indeed have a cause to go to war. After it has been established that there was cause, the justice in which the war was executed will be demonstrated by looking at Henry's actions.

Many who oppose Henry's decision to go to war will attribute his motives to either greed because of the role the bishops played or injured pride because of the Dauphin's rudeness. The motive of the bishops is clearly their own greed, as in the opening scene they make an account of all the worldly wealth they stand to lose if a certain law is passed. By their own admission, they decide that it would be to their benefit to have a war so that foreign affairs would take precedence. As such, they conspire to encourage the King in this direction. Our first introduction to King Henry, however, does not show him listening to the words of Bishop Canterbury and then deciding that it would be advantageous to fight in France. Instead, Henry is already strongly considering the prospect and seeks out Canterbury to discuss the legality of it.

As for Henry's injured pride, the insulting tennis balls may have made him even more resolute in his decision to attack, and obviously did not help the relation between Henry and the Dauphin. However, the insult could not influence the actual decision, because war had already been decided. As the attendants leave to fetch the messenger, Henry states that he is resolved to rule over France. Perhaps the reason why Henry had delayed listening to the messenger was because he anticipated that hearing from the Dauphin would put him in a foul mood and wished to be more objective when making such a crucial judgement. Even if this was not the case, the Dauphin's insult did not factor into the decision, simply because of the chronology of the events.

While the influence of the bishops may have encouraged the final decision, or the Dauphin may have hardened the resolve, the root of Henry's intent was planted in whether or not France rightfully belonged to him. He believed that it did, and the King of France apparently did not wish to cede the power. Some claim that war must only be fought when life or liberty are directly at stake. However, at what point should a person abandon their claim to property and allow someone to take it simply because they give a false claim for it? If a thief comes into a house after the owner dies and declares it to be his own, should the true heir simply move to a new location to avoid the conflict?

The first example of Henry's justice lies in how he treats victory in battle. The obvious example is his show of humility when his armies overcame such great odds and delivered such a decisive victory in Agincourt. If he had incited a war in France simply to prove to the world that he was not a weak king, he certainly would not have demanded that all glory of victory be given to God. Earlier in Harfleur, he declared many great threatenings of what would happen if the town continued to hold out in battle. However, when the Governor declares the town indefensible and leaves it to Henry's mercy, Henry decrees that mercy be shown by all his army. These are not reactions of a war-monger or a bloodthirsty king.

Despite his decree that all mercy should be shown to the conquered French, it is not surprising that some of the rougher element in the English army would set about trying to make a profit of the war. Henry sent a keen warning to his men when Bardolph was caught stealing from a church. Henry had been quick to show mercy earlier when his own life had been threatened in England, but when the defeated French are threatened he shows no mercy. It seems that he views France not only as a prize of war, but as a responsibility that he must take care of. He is not trying to rob France of anything of value; he wishes to rule over France in justice like he rules over England. This desire is clearly expressed when Katherine calls him the enemy of France. His quick response is that he loves France so much that he would not give up a single village. Again, these are not actions of a king set only on the glory and gore of war.

If it is true that war is always inherently evil, as some would claim, then obviously King Henry was wrong to go to war and one need not examine his actions any further than this. However, if it ever is possible to wage a just and proper war, then King Henry did so.

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Canon: EOS 20D vs EOS 350D (Digital Rebel XT)-
A while ago, Eric asked me what the difference was between my camera and the new Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D). I compiled a short list of feature comparisons for him that I figured I might as well share with everybody else. All the information here came from dpreview.com, I simply picked out a few features and put them side by side.

  EOS 20D Digital Rebel XT
Case Materialmagnesium alloy caseplastic case
Drive5 fps, 23 frames3 fps, 14 frames
Resolution8.2 megapixel8.0 megapixel
Weight685 g490 g
Custom functionsmore custom functionsstill plenty of custom functions
Auto-focus array9 point diamond array focus indicator7 point plus-sign array focus indicator
PC sync"pc sync" to allow direct connection with studio lightingnone
Photoshopphotoshop elements includednone
Image processorquality image processoruses the same image processor


In short, they are both *excellent* cameras, but they target slightly different audiences. The 20D is a prosumer model: a bridge between hobbyists and the professional 1Ds. The Digital Rebel is a top-of-the-line hobbyist model. I do not regret my decision to spend the extra few hundred to get the 20D, but I would also be plenty happy with a 350D. For more information on either of them, I highly recommend reading the full reviews at dpreview.com

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Grey when negative is, well, gray.-
The other day at work, Stephen (Eh! Steve!) sent me the following picture, asking how I did the effect:



I took a cursory glance at it and replied that my camera at the time had a negative feature. He clarified by replying that he was wondering why the car and everything was negative, but the rock walls weren't. Well, first of all, if that was the effect I were going for, it would be pretty easy by cutting out along the outline, turning the picture negative, and pasting back onto the background, all in photoshop.

However, I told him, in this case, it's not a photoshop effect. It's simply a very special case of a negative photo. The negative of grey is gray. On a second look, though, that wasn't entirely the case. I looked at the picture and noticed that there was quite a bit of blue in it, and I figured that maybe it was because Steve wasn't used to the red rocks of Southern Utah/ Northern Arizona where this was taken. I took the negative of the picture (negative of a negative is positive, eh?) and examined it. It turns out that it, too, had quite a bit of blue in it. In fact, the range of red and blue are remarkably similar to the original negative:

In this case, what we actually have is that the muted reds and blues are perfect compliments to themselves. The true color is a little bit bluer (cooler gray) in the background and redder (warmer gray) in the foreground and the negative is opposite, but they both look completely possible, without the context of the negative cars.

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I would-poetry
I would take your hand and show the light Through all this grief and pain Would pull you close and hug you tight And you'd feel loved again I would hold you close to calm your fears My heartbeat strong and steady Would wipe your cheek of all its tears Whenever you are ready

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