Something I think EVERYBODY should read....


Superior Member
Dec 31, 2005
I'm doing a little "spring cleaning"on my computer and found this. Sorry, I don't remember where I got it from, all I remember is that it was said by
comedian, George Carlin. Anybody who was around in the 70's/80's would remember him as a comedian who joked about some pretty contraversial topics.

A lot of what he joked about, I personally might not have agreed with, but what he said here, really caught me off guard. I'm amazed he cound come up with something so eliquent....

It's kind of long, but I really reccommend all of you read it. It's thought provoking but worth your time.

Give it a read. I'm sure you won't regret it....

A wonderful Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


Elite Member
May 12, 2004
Today’s keynote speech at the Tokyo Game Show by Sony’s Kaz Hirai is now over. Hirai cited the importance of the ‘network’ in creating a successful gaming experience, and used LittleBigPlanet’s 2 million user-created levels as an example of how the network can enhance a game.

There were no major announcements during the keynote address, but he did indicate (backed up by a fast emailed press release from Sony) that the PlayStation 3 Slim has sold some 1 million units in three weeks.

He also briefly mentioned Sony’s plans for its motion controller, holding it on stage while it gleamed in different colors. There was no more specifics about the peripheral, but he emphasized it will be out in the spring of 2010.

One of the more interesting parts of his address was in describing what he’d like to see in future gaming experiences. He described this idea as “emotional input.” By using some sensors, he’d like to see a greater emphasis on the emotional state of gamers, perhaps tracking a player’s eyes or even sweat.

Meanwhile, Nintendo and Microsoft used the hour during Sony’s address to make news for themselves, including a Wii price drop and a list of publishers working with Microsoft’s Natal.

We’ll be sure to update you with all the news from TGS 09 over the next few days.


Elite Member
May 12, 2004
OK. that's it for me tonight, it's been a long, long day.

Unfortunately, Sony's address was very light, as you'll see from news surrounding it, but perhaps we'll have some big announcements later this week.


Forum Sage
Feb 9, 2004
Great job Adam. I'm somewhat disappointed in the lack of major announcements, but there we go. Also, it appears that Gran Turismo 5 isn't out in Japan until March 2010, so unless something out of the ordinary happens, there's no way we'll be getting it this year.

There's a couple of stories I can do that have been reported since you covered the show, so i'll get on with em now.