Hey guys!

I know I said I would discuss justice today, but my friend gave me a recording of a show called “Modern Jackass” from the NPR show “This American Life” for my birthday and I thought it was so relevant to what we have been discussing about beliefs and such that I couldn’t help but share now!

Check it out and you will see what I mean! Just follow the link below and enjoy! Then post your own modern jack ass moments! Let’s be honest here… we all have had them!

http://www.thislife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=293

Enjoy!
xo
Allison

Add yours Comments – 64

  • Brittany

    on August 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Hey Allison, hey team, Umm yes Jack Ass moments, many, many, many of those. But one of my most “Jack Ass Moment” would have to be the one when I was in the 7th grade . I had a huge crush on this guy named Tristan. And when I have a crush on a guy, I will literally do anything for him. I do not know why but it’s like an automatic reflex. Anyways, Tristan and this other guy were complimenting on how well- organized my locker was. And they were like: “I wish my locker was like that…”. So anyways, we were colouring the map of Canada, hehe, and then Tristan asked me to go get his crayons from his locker. So I went to go get them, and then I started stupidly cleaning out his locker. I have no idea what I was thinking but I was emptying it and pretty soon organize it. The whole class was looking at me like I was a complete “Jack Ass” and then Tristan came to me and said, “you really don’t have to do that.” So there’s my Jack Ass Moment! Yikes! I was so embarassed I completely stayed away from Tristan for the rest of the month! Well, anyways I have to go! So happy thinking to everyone! I can’t wait to visit the website! Much love, support and humour, Brittany

  • arash

    on August 19, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    lol. david, I once dated a jewish girl and the first time I went to her place to meet her mom, Her mom asked me if I was circumcised. I said I will say it as long as I don’t have to prove anything today.

  • David Hayes

    on August 19, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Since I already walked on dangerous grounds today …. my father is a Methodist minister and got a very minimal salary most of his life. He would have been a little better off if he had become a Rabii instead. It pays about the same but a Rabbi gets to keep the tips.

  • David Hayes

    on August 19, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I might as well tell the bath tube story. I lived in this tiny, tiny apartment for 8 years before buying my first house. It had an old fashioned cast iron bath tub with the feet and the curled edge all around it. I was a devout workaholic in those days so I rarely gave myself the luxury of a long hot bath. And that cast iron tub stayed really cold above the water line for a long time, so I was never brave enough to sit with my back against the back of the tub. But one day I had been in a steaming hot bath for a long time laying on my back on the bottom of the tub and I figured the tub must certainly be toasty warm by that point. So I decided to sit up with my back against the back of the tub. Just to hedge my bet, I slid by back up from the bottom of the tub to the back of the tub in order to bring a layer of hot water with me. I slid up and for a few moments, it felt great. The back of the tub was warm and the hot water was working its way back to the regular water level that I had filled the tub to. But as the water drained away between my back and the tub, I felt something very strange happening. My back was being pulled into the contour of the tub which bent in a curve that was mirror image of my back. The water draining out was leaving a vacuum. When I realized what was happening and as the pain of having my back bent in an un-ntural way, I got a good grip on the curled edges of the tub and pulled with all my strength. It did no good. I was still being suctioned closer and closer to the tub and the pain was getting a lot worse. I tried pulling myself side to side and no such luck. I started imaging myself being found days or weeks later, shrivelled up and still stuck to the tub. It seemed like forever but pain makes time seem to slow. It probably wasn’t more than a minute or two and I don’t even remember a popping sound when the tub finally let go of me. I told people at work the story and told them I had a big sucker bite on my back. That was just a joke … or so I thought. When I visited my sister a few days later and told her the story, she offered me a back massage to make my back feel better. I decided to allow her to do that for me, but when I pulled up my shirt, there was a 14 in diameter bruise on my back with 4 long arcing bruises radiating from it. By sisteryelped in surprise and I went into the bathroom and looked into a set of mirrors to see the mark.

  • David Hayes

    on August 19, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    One more and I’ll stop. My Dad had a Hi-Fi record player when I was growing up. It was a time when there was still a profession TV Repairman and he would come to your house and figure out what bulbs had burnt out. These were actual bulbs that predated “solid state” TVs. Dad’s Hi-Fi also had a lot of tubes that got very hot when the record player or radio were on. On top of a record cabinet that also housed a speaker, my Father had this old piece of petrified driftwood thathe had picked up on a vacation before I was born. I had seen that piece of driftwood all my life. One day I noticed that behind the driftwood was a small box — about 1.5 inches square by 4 to 5 inches long. The box had the RCA logo on it. I looked inside the box and there was a little piece of petrified driftwood that was the same color and texture of the larger petrified piece. I asked my Dad why the piece of wood was in the box. He told me that a piece of the driftwood had broken off and he had ordered a replacement part from RCA. I was so amazed that you could order replacement parts for a piece of wood. I don’t know when I figured out that he was only storing the small piece of wood in the box. It was probably several years later.

  • taylor nikole

    on August 19, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    I read everyones replies to me… and id like to say thank you all for the support 🙂
    using this phone to go online and scroll everyones comments is as frustrating as being in los angeles traffic…
    haha arash
    you may have a point though… I love english and lnguage classes… I used to d word of the day and try to use that word in atleast one sentence that day 🙂
    it was fun and also elped me expand my vocabulary

  • taylor nikole

    on August 19, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I also used t carry a dictionary with me everywhere and look up new words when I was bored

  • Terence Sullivan

    on August 19, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Well this is my first time checking out your site and I have to say I’m enjoying myself. You seem to have a very artsy, deep personality to you; and don’t come up short with good insight on subjects. But anyways I guess my little story has to do with my youngest brother. This is going back a number of years and actually has to do with Smallville. See we were at my cousins house and a new episode was on and we couldn’t miss it. It had to do with that girl who needed to suck the life out of you to stay young. So what happens is that he watches the episode and gets freaked out. And now he thinks that anyone that looks older than my mom is going to suck his life essence out of him. So for months he wouldn’t go see my grandma or let any old ladies kiss him. It seemed funny at the time but I don’t think it was to my grandma. I guess thats what you get when you let a three year old watch Smallville. But hes nine now and knows better.

  • Lizeth

    on August 19, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    To Allison Mack,

    I admire you like crazy!…
    You are my favorite actress and you inspire me so much! You have helped me get trhough a lot… you a very, global thinker, and awesome! ……

    I like to be like you at times at school and try and be a leader, or a teacher, Im like a nerd though and your cool, but i feel so much like an outsider at school… I want to know who I am, because Im confused, Im lost. Very lost. Talk to me please………….. you can be my mentor…

  • David Hayes

    on August 20, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Now that we have done “Unquestioned Beliefs,” we should explore “Unbelieved Questions.”

  • Diana

    on August 20, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Aly, I know this has absolutely nothing to do with what you are talking about but, one question..”Have you ever opened your mouth and out came something that you never intended to be said? “

  • Kris

    on August 21, 2008 at 10:41 am

    I’ve done goofy stuff…but it’s usually on purpose, so I wouldn’t qualify many things I’ve done in the jackass category…more like mischievous jerk 😉

    But I did think of one…

    I was having a conversation with a close friend of mine. I lived with her and her family for a couple of years while finishing college. She and I got onto the subject of houses and what kind we like, and I ran off at the mouth about how I can’t stand ranch style houses, and boring colors like white with black shutters. I could see her face kind of looking appalled/perplexed, so I stopped talking and said, “What are you looking at me like that for?” She replied, “Ranch style house…white with black shutters…can’t stand it huh?” I totally didn’t see why she was getting irritated, so I continued as to why I’d never buy that kind of house. She finally stopped me and said, “Hey jackass, I live in a ranch house that’s white with black shutters…YOU LIVED THERE WITH US…DUH, YOU’RE THERE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.” So it took quite a while to get my foot out of my mouth, and she looooovvves busting my ass about it any chance she can.

  • leimer

    on January 7, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    hi. are you really allison mack?

    because im one of your avid fans here in the philippines. actually i just saw you at smallville and your really amazing and really cute, and i like your smile. ive search the net and i found out that your 26 years old now.:( im 19 haha 🙂 what a big gap, but ill hope to find you someday.
    -im not clark kent.=)

  • borker

    on May 3, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I used to think the emperor penguins were actually like the emperors of a penguin colony and every year they get together to make a journey personally and stuff. It did not occur to me until I was 15 when I was watching march of the penguins and it seemed weird that the emperor penguins were mating with eachother and stuff and so I asked my brother were they actually a species of penguin.