Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Amazing, Amazing People

Ok, alright. By now the entire world has seen the Susan Boyle story. If you haven’t, go here…I’ll wait. Why has everyone seen this? Because it is inspirational! It means that there is hope for the rest of us. We can all be homely unemployed virgins into our late 40s and still come out ok on the other end.

It just points out that there are actually amazing, amazing people out there.

What about that blind 1 year-old that can solve Rubik’s cubes in 5 seconds using only telepathy?

What about that guy that walked across the bottom of the Pacific Ocean with only a single sponsor-endorsed power bar in the process?

What about that lady that makes fat-free deserts from recycled materials that are not only delicious and good for you but also come in a handy 'green' consumable package?

What about that gal that discovered another dimension called ‘glat’ and I’d tell you more about it but my brain isn’t large enough to comprehend?

What about that economist that has a simple one page formula that will end world hunger, world debt and ensure we all wear comfortable Star Trek clothes while we search for our inner beauty and personal growth?

As to me? I’m currently learning 150 languages simultaneously…just because nobody else has done it.

Yes, there are amazing, amazing people out there.

47 comments:

Jacki said...

Are there even 150 languages still spoken around the world?

DouglasDyer said...

I'm going for Wilt Chamberlain's record. 19,996 women left. Don't push ladies, there's plenty of Doug to go around.

VE said...

jacki - If not, I'll make up a few of my own...

douglas - We'll need proof of course. Send me the DVDs...

freetheunicorns said...

What about the guy who did that thing that changed the world?

VE said...

freetheunicorns - Simply amazing. The world is square now thanks to him!

Lady Sarcasm said...

Don't forget about the freaks who can pop out their eyeballs, insanely amazing.. oh and that kid who clicks everywhere, a click click here and a click click there. He's blind, and that's his way of "echo" locating. :)

Quirkyloon said...

It's Amazing
With the blink of an eye you finally see the light
It's Amazing
When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright
It's Amazing
And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight.

Thank you Steven Tyler for singing so eloquently what I struggled to say!

heh heh

VE said...

Lady scarcasm - Oooh, I forgot about those eyeball people. I'm waiting for them to improve the trick and actually have their eyes come out but still be attached. Then they could look behind themselves...

quirky - Amazing! You're like a song encylopedia, aren't you?

Candie Bracci said...

LOL,I worship the sarcasm here!
Even though there really are some amazing people in the world and most of the time,not the ones on TV,they are in the streets.That Susan Boyle thing was actually a bit much,still she has a nice voice but it seemed it was more to make fuss about the whole show than anything else.A set up?OMG!NOOOOO!LOL :D

Candie Bracci said...

Good luck with your studies,LOL

Kurt said...

For you, VE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieWrWLjii0

He doesn't aim!

Bee said...

I can tie a cherry stem into a knot. My husband thinks it's special. ;o)

Bee said...

Oh I forgot to say I use my tongue. That would be an important piece of info right there.

The Incredible Woody said...

I can call turkeys without a turkey call. Turkey hunters think I'm cool.

Roy Scribner said...

Wow, you're really motivated! I think I'll just sit here in the office all day and then go home and have a beer.

Elizabeth said...

My husband cleaned the entire house last weekend because I was sick. Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, dusting, everything!! Now THAT''S amazing!!

VE said...

candie - I'm a card carrying sarcasm guy! Oh...and gracias...(see how well my studying has gone...one word of Spanish already!!)

kurt - Amazing, amazing! He should be in Iraq fighting the enemy! Is he your uncle?

bee - That's a useful skill to have because cherry stems are always getting away from me. Oh, wait, I see where he's going with that...yes, that IS a great skill...

incredible woody - You should put out a CD!!!

roy - I'd suggest putting the mannequin replica of you into your cube/office and then go home early. Nobody will notice...

elizabeth - I suspect a hidden motive here. Has he been looking at sports cars or SUVs?

gab said...

I guess my amazing gift would be babysitting as that seems to be what I do best and most.
But Susan Boyle is an amazing story. Takes all kinds

ReformingGeek said...

Comfortable Star Trek clothes? Surely you jest!

I'll be amazed when the cat vacuums up all the hair he pulled out and left on the carpet while we were gone over the weekend. Sheesh!

Ronda Laveen said...

Very interested in glat and that economist. Must go Google.

I can be a virgin again? Sweet. This time I'm not giving it away.It brings lots of $ on Ebay.

moooooog35 said...

I can do amazing things with a dozen donuts and a jar of K-Y.

Not sure that qualifies.

VE said...

gab - Good...cause I'm a big baby...I'll be right over!

reforminggeek - That WILL be an interesting trick if you can pull it off. Send us updates on your progress...

ronda - You mean you gave it away? I charge. They have to put up with me. That's expensive!!!

moooooog35 - I'll never eat another filled donut again...

Beth said...

I think my amazing, unique talent consists of not caring if I actually have one – a rarity these days.
(Parlez-vous français? Un peu?)

VE said...

beth - That IS amazing...

lime said...

i'm thinking that just to make sure the bell curve won't be thrown completely out of wack i am going to strive for perfect mediocrity

VE said...

lime - I salute that endeavor!!!

Serena said...

I'm not sure what glat is, but it bears further investigation. Sounds intriguing!

Jaime said...

i'm not sure which is more disturbing - the fat free desserts or the green consumable packaging

Mrs. R said...

Worked in an office building once that had a pair of identical glass doors on either side of the lobby. Lady walked in on one side, got turned around on her way out, and walked out the other side. Then couldn't find her car in the parking lot and reported it stolen.

Yes, there are amazing, amazing people out there.

VE said...

serena - None of us can comprehend it.

jaime - It's all disturbing

mrs. r - Amazingly, there are more and more of these type of amazing people...

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

SOme guy walked across the bottom of the pacific? That must've taken a while!

As for me, I have no amazing tricks up my sleeve. Poor me. :p

Gladys said...

VE you left out the 18 month old baby who can identify every U.S. President by image. I know college graduates who can't do that. Oh wait I can't do that.

Megan said...

I hated that (expletive deleted) rubik's cube and now you've made me hate a baby.

Amazing.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I don't wanna wear no Star Trek uniform. Won't go with ANY of my shoes.

That guy ain't amazing. He is a tool.

Deb said...

My dog squats AND lifts her leg to pee at THE SAME TIME!! Does that count?

yellojkt said...

I think you're amazing. They need to bring back that Amazing People show.

VE said...

arizona - Well...in my sarcastic mind he did...

gladys - When you show him a stinking pile of poo does he shout out "Bush!"?

megan - Everybody hates that game except the idiots that bothered to figure out how to solve it. The rest of us have better things to do...like blogging

kelly - It's been awhile, girl! Yes, whatever it is will have to match your shoes. Fortunately you have many to match up with ;)

deb - Sounds like the delibitating disease of dog-gender-confusion. Ask your vet if smoking pot is right for you...

yellojkt - They had an Amazing people show? Amazing. It helps if I actually watch TV I guess...

Wow said...

Is amazing another word for 'special'?

VE said...

wow - If you mean as in "special Olympics"...probably so

Janna said...

I was craving jelly donuts until I read moooooog35's comment.

Dalton J. Fox said...

Put those 150 languages to use. You should do one blog post for each language until you've gone through all of 'em. Most of us wouldn't know whether you were bullshitting it or not anyway.

VE said...

janna - Yes...that sort of spoils the mood for them, doesn't it?

dalton - The great things is that I bullshit anyway so I don't have to use a foreign language to mask that fact...

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

How many languages do you speak so far?

Maureen said...

What about the blogger (me) who read every frickin' word on that ridiculously long post May 15th?

Now THAT's what I call Amazing.

VE said...

perpetual chocoholic - One. But I can say "Sex?" in 27... ;)

maureen - Now that IS amazing. That might never be repeated...(if we're lucky)

leelee said...

Susan Boyle?

(kidding...lol)

HUGS!

VE said...

leelee - What? You weren't one of the 64 million that watched her video?