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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

The Coming of the Beardpocalypse

I am not a huge Conan fan but, to be entirely honest, I have watched the Beardpocalypse with great anticipation.  I realize I’m a little late in posting this but I just had to share the end of the Beardpocalypse!

Will Ferrell Shaves Conan’s Beard

May you all welcome in the new era of shaven Conan!

– Paul Scott

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

“What are Your Biggest Weaknesses?”

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I’m not really sure why I’ve decided to post this after all this time but I want to talk about one of my biggest pet peevesemployers asking their potential employees questions like “What is your biggest weakness?”

Do employers truly believe that people will be honest when they answer this question?

“My biggest weakness?  Hmmm.  Every now and again I steal office supplies.”

or…

“Well, I tend to call in sick a lot just because I don’t feel like coming in to work.”

Apparently, there are correct answers to such a stupid question:

You have to take a step back, look at your strengths and turn them into a potential strength.

“I’m a hard worker.  I work so hard that I sometimes can’t say no to additional projects.”

Employers, do not ask your potential employees what their weaknesses are.  They will not tell you the truth.  They will lie.  You will either receive a bogus answer like the one just above or they will tell you that they do not believe they have any.  Save yourself the humiliation of being lied to and just ask questions that they can answer honestly.

Keep on going.

– Paul Scott

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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12 Questions Asked by Goodlife Zen…, Part 2

On Monday, I mentioned 12 questions asked by Goodlife Zen and I only took the time to answer the first 6 of those questions.  This post is the sequel to that post where I’ll answer the last 6 questions.

7. What Kindness Did You Experience?:  a beautiful wife who puts up with my crap day in and day out, my daughter giving me a toy when I was broken down and crying, a friend who has accepted  me unconditionally, a father/boss who has been kind enough to provide me with the job that supports my family.

8.  What Did Others Do for You?:  a friend took time out of their busy schedule to see me when I was up in Orem, a new friend of mine made me feel as if I was the most important person in the world, my wife makes me a delicious taco whenever I want one, my daughter has opened my eyes to how beautiful life really is when you take a moment to stop and look.

9.  What Inspired You?:  watching the ending of Se7en, the life and writings of William Shakespeare, a mistaken phrase about the weather, musicals that are “a bit off” (i.e. Sweeney Todd, Repo: The Genetic Opera!), never beating my great-grandfather in chess before he passed away, a worthless career which I despise and the everyday challenges of the workplace, films and games and TV shows that I can write fanfiction for, the kid who drew me a different picture every day just because he wanted it to be a story, music, jumping on the trampoline with my friends, my life being changed by the birth of my daughter, every dream and nightmare I’ve had that I remember, fairy tales, too many other events in my life to name.

10.  What Made You Feel Good?:  hearing my wife say she loves me, seeing my daughter walk, reuniting with friends who I haven’t talked to in months (or even years), the rough and coarse texture of a puppy’s tongue when it licks your face.

11.  What Made You Laugh?:  every single second of Hot Fuzz, spinning my daughter around in my arms and then watching her try to walk while she’s dizzy, accidentally stumbling upon others making fools of themselves.

12.  What Difficulty Taught You an Important Lesson?:  every difficulty in my life has taught me one thing – how I’ve handled it has made me who I am.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Sucker Punch!

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As I mentioned in my previous post, The Man of Steel, I am a fan of Zack Snyder films.  His newest, Sucker Punch, is due out late March 2011.  I can’t tell you how excited I am to see this movie.

The story follows the plight of a young girl in a mental institution who uses a fantasy world to cope with her depressing reality.  It looks like the real world and the fantasy world that this girl creates in her head are somehow intertwined.

You can watch the trailer here:

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi107256089/

You gotta love the Alexander Hamilton quote at the end:

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

– Paul Scott

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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L.A. Noire

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Say what you will about Rockstar games.  They are a controversial company who adds adult content into their games.  They have made big, hell, huge mistakes in the past when it comes to their decision making.

However, I have played through several of the Grand Theft Auto titles and, regardless of content, these games have amazingly deep story lines.  I have never been let down by Rockstar’s intense and dramatic plots.  Their games, if nothing else, are captivating stories about the conspiracies and betrayals that happen every day on the streets.

Rockstar’s newest game title, L.A. Noire, is set in 1940s Los Angeles where the player will be required to complete a series of murder investigations.  I don’t know anything about it yet but if it follows the rich traditions of the Grand Theft Auto series, then this game will be every bit as edge-of-you-seat thrill seeking as any film set in the 1940s-era.

The trailer was released on November 11, 2010 and I’d like to share it with you:

L.A. Noire Trailer

It really goes to show you how far games have come from Pong and Pac-Man.  Games are truly reaching the levels that other art mediums have had for decades.

– Paul Scott

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Nugget on Netflix Episode 2: Charade

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I’m going to need to apologize in advance because I have actually seen Charade before.  If you haven’t, you should.  It’s a classic.

Let me begin by setting the expectation for the film:  It stars the beautiful and enchanting Audrey Hepburn and the charismatic, handsome Cary Grant…not to mention a young Walter Matthau.  The scene begins when Audrey Hepburn, Regina Lampert, meets the dashing Cary Grant, Peter Joshua at a resort where she is none too embarrassed to announce to anyone willing to listen that she is no longer in love with her husband, Charles Lampert, and is planning to leave him.  The reason:  He keeps too many secrets and has told her too many lies.

Charles is killed and Regina learns that her husband was a secret agent wanted by the CIA, who has apparently stolen $250,000 from the United States government.  When she is informed of her late husband’s occupation and the inheritance that she had no idea about, she learns that there are dangerous people in search of the money and they all believe that she is the one hiding it.

Hilarity ensues when her new found friend Peter Joshua is not quite who she thought he was either.  This is a wonderful film and it was very enjoyable to watch it again.  I would highly recommend it.

On my 1-10 scale: 8/10

– Paul Scott

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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