Hannibal V Constantine (hannibalv) wrote,
Hannibal V Constantine
hannibalv

August 26, 2001

Hope this works-LJ's been all wonky this weekend.

Dull day, as is pretty standard for a Sunday.

I'm trying to write a cover letter, and failing. In that medium, it seems, I'm bad at self-promotion. I'm told to write "to the ad", to put things in the cover letter that mention what they ask for in the job listing, but I can't help but think "Ah, this is a sycophantic little shit who thinks we'll be impressed with his ability to regurgitate our advertisement." Fuck that. I figure, let them know your name and how to get a hold of you, maybe a point or two that would REALLY set you out from the crowd, and that's it. Let them talk to you in a real interview with real questions. Of course, I'm also running into the problem that everything I write sounds like self-serving crap. The hiring process kind of irks me, too-all these people telling potential employers how great they can be without any kind of proof...I like the idea of temp-to-perm. If the employer likes how you work, they keep you. If not, no real harm done. Unless you're in advertising, the ultimate factor should be the quality of your work, not the quality of the job you do selling yourself.

Ooh...ranty.

Today's Link Of The Day is scary. The "Childcare Action Project" (or "CAP") seeks to...well, I'll just let them tell you themselves: "What is the CAP Ministry?
The CAP Ministry is a service to His little ones through you, their parents and grandparents in Jesus' name by His Word. We tell you the truth about the content of popular entertainment using the Truth to decide what to tell you so YOU can make an informed decision on your own whether a flick is fit for your kids or yourselves. Our investgation standards are the teachings and expectations of Jesus Christ and are thus Rock-solid, never changing with the slippery tides of modern morality.
Specifically, His Word rules.
We make no attempt to quantify the "artistic" or "redeeming" values of entertainment. These matters are up to you. The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. And we will not pabulum feed you with situationally redefined or conditionally applied Scripture to avoid invading the comfort zone." [sic, when necessary; ©1994-2001 ChildCare Action Project (CAP): Christian Analysis of American Culture.] Take a look. Apparently, "Scary Movie" and "American Psycho" are the most objectionable films ever, followed closely by "Blair Witch 2: Book Of Shadows" and "Dogma". http://www.capalert.com

JHR
8/27/2001 2:42 AM
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