supersonicelectronic:

FIRST EVER SUPERSONIC ELECTRONIC CONTEST/GIVE-AWAY!!

One lucky winner will receive one copy of James Jean’s brand new book, RIFT.  All you have to do is reblog this post and/or be following Supersonic Electronic on Twitter and I will choose one of you at random.  That’s it!!

Winner will be notified via available contact information.  Contest ends on August 21st, 2010 at 12:00am Pacific Time.

supersonicelectronic:

FIRST EVER SUPERSONIC ELECTRONIC CONTEST/GIVE-AWAY!!

One lucky winner will receive one copy of James Jean’s brand new book, RIFT. All you have to do is reblog this post and/or be following Supersonic Electronic on Twitter and I will choose one of you at random. That’s it!!

Winner will be notified via available contact information. Contest ends on August 21st, 2010 at 12:00am Pacific Time.

I have never learnt from anyone, I have only learnt from my mistakes.
Karl Lagerfeld

UFC 117.  Anderson “The Spider” Silva vs. Chael Sonnen for the Middleweight Title.  Sonnen outpunches and outwrestles Silva - considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world - for FOUR rounds.  But three minutes and ten seconds into the fifth and final round, Anderson sinks in a submission and forces Sonnen to tap.

For twenty-three minutes, Anderson Silva was beat down and beat up.  In two more minutes, he was going to lose it all.

Then he saw something.  It was small but it was there.

He took it and made something out of it.

I think that qualifies him as an artist.

Anderson Silva retains the UFC Middleweight Title by submitting Chael Sonnen with a triangle choke on August 7, 2010.

I am graduating. I should look at this as a positive experience, especially being at the top of my class. However, in retrospect, I cannot say that I am any more intelligent than my peers.

I can attest that I am only the best at doing what I am told and working the system. Yet, here I stand, and I am supposed to be proud that I have completed this period of indoctrination. I will leave in the fall to go on to the next phase expected of me, in order to receive a paper document that certifies that I am capable of work. But I contest that I am a human being, a thinker, an adventurer – not a worker. A worker is someone who is trapped within repetition – a slave of the system set up before him. But now, I have successfully shown that I was the best slave. I did what I was told to the extreme. While others sat in class and doodled to later become great artists, I sat in class to take notes and become a great test-taker. While others would come to class without their homework done because they were reading about an interest of theirs, I never missed an assignment. While others were creating music and writing lyrics, I decided to do extra credit, even though I never needed it. So, I wonder, why did I even want this position? Sure, I earned it, but what will come of it? When I leave educational institutionalism, will I be successful or forever lost? I have no clue about what I want to do with my life; I have no interests because I saw every subject of study as work, and I excelled at every subject just for the purpose of excelling, not learning. And quite frankly, now I’m scared.

This is an excerpt from “Here I Stand” by Erica Goldson (Coxsackie-Athens High School Valedictorian Speech).  Click on the link if you wish to read it in its entirety.

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