Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Remember that Joe Boxer ad? Call back...sort of

Remember that Joe Boxer ad? Call back...sort of
So, the old one had fit men banging their balls around like bells to make music, which caused a lot of outcry. This year, Kmart goes for a slightly tamer version...kind of. I think they're playing it safe with this verison
Here's the one from last year.
I wonder what a female version of that same ad would be?
Okay, I'd take the female version over the dude one. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Terms to comment on (Urban Dictionary)

Terms to comment on (Urban Dictionary)
My Twitter account was hacked : ((English phrase intended as a blatant lie to obscure an act of poor judgment on one's part. Originated with regard to making horrible statements on Twitter, of course, but can really be used in just about any situation and be as believable. ))
Comment: I've read this one hundreds of times now. When someone really gets angry and tweets some crazy shit, they will often delete it and claim someone hacked them. I've only seen it used over the past two years though. Usually, someone will get fired over a crazy tweet or something. Can't really use this in real life. “Hey, you just got punched in the neck. That wasn't me, I was hacked. YOLO.”
Lumbersexual : ((A Metro-sexual who has the need to hold on to some outdoor based rugged-ness, thus opting to keep a finely trimmed beard. ))
Comment: What? I thought the metro-sexual thing was played out now. I've seen the full beards, but the finely trimmed ones aren't around anymore. Both hipsters and nerd/geeks like the thick bears today. When I read the term, I thought it had to do with having sex with lumber products like wooden spoons.
food press : ((Another word for taking a dump ))
Comment: I've never heard of this one, but I will actually use it whenever I ever talk about pooping for now on. I love it. However, it should be Food Push or Squeeze. “Hey, I got to do a food press. See you in 10 to 20...or 30.”
Cannilingus : ((The use of the tongue to find the opening in the top of a beverage can, when it's too dark to see. ))
Comment: While I don't drink alcohol, I do this to open cans when driving at night. Nice word play there

Friday, November 21, 2014

Random Things: Somber Version

Random Things
New Coke and Old Cosby: Two losing products
~Bill Cosby: I hate the fact there is more and more evidence out there that he has raped many women out there. As a black kid growing up in the suburbs, I looked up to Cosby and his sitcom from the 80s. It showed that a black family didn't have to be from the hood or talk in slang terms. It was a show about educated black people and that meant a lot to me. Now, we're finding out that he's a terrible person, allegedly. I've agreed with him politically in the past about his stance on the black community, but now I have to distance myself from him. He's an asshole. Heck, I share a birthday with this guy. Stop going on tour and go hide away from a while, dude

 ~AC/DC drummer: I was listening to AC/DC on Howard Stern and Stern mentioned that their drummer was caught up in a murder scandal thingy. Phil Rudd supposedly hired someone to kill two people in New Zealand and ended up getting arrested for it. I have to give AC/DC credit for mentioning it and talking about it. They actually found out about his arrest through the news. 

 I've become this...Get off my Internet. 
~Bitter and grumpy: I've gotten more bitter and grumpy over the years and especially over the months. I've found that I don't care about anything anymore and just can't find the energy to care. I kind of miss being that young 19 year old atheist that was political and almost looked at the world with hope. All that is gone. No matter how much you care and how much you put into something you believe, it will turn to complete shit, and you're just better off not giving a shit. Stop trying to change the world and just make the world better for yourself, because it will get worst in the long run. I've watched some of my extended family members start to loose their minds literally, and it has just bummed me out because I can't do anything about it.
I have one uncle that lost the use of his legs and we've watched him become more and more mean spirited and shut in. I have another uncle that has completely let his alcoholism take over his life. Because he gets a free check from the government every month, he doesn't have to clean up to maintain a job. So, he spends our tax money on getting drunk everyday. He even showed up to a treatment meeting drunk! And, he got kicked out.
I have a grandmother that has dementia, she is the mother of these two. She was a proud black woman that ran her own businesses and owned property. Now, she can barely put together two sentences without losing her place. 
I work with a lot of young people.  I see these young people with their bright eyes and hope in everything and I am jealous.  I've completely lost that part of me.  They actually see a future out there for them, and it takes everything in me not to break their spirits.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

That Star Trek V Press Conference

That Star Trek V Press Conference
Yes, that was awkward wasn't it? The people over at R Cringe are talking about the fact that Shatner might have truly forgotten his co-star's name, but I think he did it on purpose. However, I don't know the names of most of my co-workers, but I do know the ones I've worked with for a long time.
I think this was during the height of Shatner's ego. Keep in mind that this was around the time when he belittled a 15 year old Wil Wheaton. And, sent Wheaton crying off the STV set defeated. Shatner is known for really belittling his co-stars.
Walter Koenig is pissed. I love that he doesn't miss a beat reminding Shatner his name.
-James Doohan : I think James simmered down with his hatred of Shatner at this point in his life.
-George Takei : I know things have gotten very bad between these two lately. I heard Takei thought about sitting this movie out. However, he got a call from Shatner trying to convince him to come on board.
-I love the early start of the music. And, the look of anger by Harve Bennett .
-Harve Bennett : This would be his last ST movie since starting with STII. Bennett, from what Nichelle Nichols says, wasn't well liked by most of the ST cast. And, Leonard Nimoy and Bennett butted heads so much, that Nimoy basically banned Bennett from the set (Allegedly). Bannett would try to “reboot” the franchise with a new series of films set in the Academy days called Star Trek Starfleet Academy. The cast and fans rallied against it with the help from Gene. Bennett left the franchise feeling a little battered after that.
Side note: Bennett is now 84 years old.
-Shatner went through hell making this film: While I think the movie has some major problems, the studio really screwed over the production by slashing the budget. And, Shatner had labor/writer's strikes and other production problems on the set.
-ILM, George Lucas' company, didn't do the FX. You can tell too, because these are the weakest FX in all of the Trek movies. The “A” team that usually did the Trek films were busy with Indiana Jones 3's FX and STV would be forced to work with a secondary ILM team. Looking at the final product, they should have worked with ILM regardless.

This is probably the best ad ever

This is probably the best ad ever
I'd almost want to be a member of their banking company. Heck they have a sense of humor. Since when has banking and humor mixed. Also, note the permanent smile on the woman “actor” typing and the fact the screen doesn't change.
From what I can tell, the company seems real.

Chief Police office does speaks the truth

Chief Police office does speaks the truth
I am sure I would disagree with most of his stances, but I completely agree with him on this issue. At work, I told a left-leaning person my view on the problems in the black community and I pretty stated what this guy said in this video without watching the video. There is WAY too much violence in black communities and it is mostly directed at other black people. You're not going to find another group that hates itself so much like some of the areas I've scene.
We come together for police related shooting and call out racism, which is good. However, where are the black leaders denouncing the crime on black on black crime? Where are they when discussing the large amount of guns on the streets? Where are they in the discussions about the large amounts of fatherless children? This pisses me off so much.
End of line...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cinemorgue Wiki: A very dark wiki

Everyone dies...more than once. 
There are wikis for everything out there from pornstars to GTA games and I read a lot of them. I stumbled across this one looking up some actors on Too Many Cooks and this site came up. The catch for this site is listing actors' character deaths from various media outlets.
I think it is a very neat site, because I can't always keep track of every character that dies.
Michelle Rodriguez dies a lot in her career. At this point, she should really know how to do a death scene. She is the female Sean Bean. She dies at least three-four times in the Resident Evil movies. Remember, she dies at one point and comes back as a zombie and dies again. Then, there is that sequel . She kind of dies in Fast and Furious franchise and then gets retconned into living.
Then there is that great Lost Death.
True Blood has a high amount of deaths: And, I am sure that's not including the ones where vampires have killed off large groups of people.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Mormon Jesus Song...word

The Mormon Jesus Song...word

This song actually works. I was watching a couple of atheists deconstruct the that strange anti-Mormon video, and I remember that someone remixed the it into a song. I had forget how much space and galaxy stuff is in the actual faith...kind of reminds me of another space-based religion.  
BTW, these are all fixed gear bikes.  Usually, hipsters ride around on these things.  I usually see Mormons ride on mountain bikes like myself.  Some hipsters will use road bikes, but never mountain bikes.  And, you don't usually see Mormons use road bikes.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Farts: Now I know and knowing is all the battle

Farts: Now I know and knowing is all the battle
Actually, I don't like the smell of my own farts. As I've written before, I think my farts smell worst now than they did 20 years ago. Plus, they're longer and more powerful in sound. Everything else seems to get weaker on our bodies, but the farts keep getting stronger.

BTW, I love how old people will cut a fart and not give a total shit (literally?) about it. I was behind an old man in a Kroger store and he just kept ripping farts as he walked down the aisle. It was as if the farts were a propulsion system for him.     

Shirtstorm/Shirtgate: I landed on a damn comet and all I got was this damn shirt.

I was really pissed off when I read the title to the website The Verge by Chris Plante and Arielle Duhaime-Ross.
((I don't care if you landed a spacecraft on a comet, your shirt is sexist and ostracizing))
I took some time to sleep on it and let it simmer down for me. The title of the post pissed me off so much, that I knew I wouldn't be writing a good piece discussing why this is a problem.
First off, I am a huge sci-fi guy. I've watched so many hours of Star Trek/Alien/BSG/Star Wars stuff that it might be considered a sickness. Being a guy that used to be a C- student and have trouble with math, I look up to scientists and people in space exploration. They are doing something I'll never be able to do. They make the world a more interesting place with their knowledge. We as writers think things up, they think things up and build them. That's truly amazing.
Despite all the horrible things going on this planet right now, the human race did something astonishing a few days ago. They landed an active probe on a moving comet. This should be hailed a something profound and important, because the more we can learn about comets, the more we learn about the galaxy. Heck, we could actually prevent a comet from hitting Earth in a few years with this knowledge.
Yet, out of the Shirtstorm/Shirtgate incident. Some guy named Chris Plante took that achievement and threw it aside with a “click bait” title. Was I offended? Nope, but it certainly made me want to write something about it. I got angry, but not in the same manner as the people offended by Taylor's shirt.
It just made be angry because this sort of “pushing aside intelligent achievements” for political stances is something the far right-conservatives do. (Globe Warming and Evolution) It one of the reasons I can't vote for Republicans in most cases, because there is such a disdain for science and varying views. They're so set in their bible-thumping ways that the facts will never matter. This article by Plante is other side of that now. It felt like something the religious conservatives say about science. “Yeah, but that shirt was sexist.”
The left used to be open to discussion and science. And, now we're seeing it completely tear itself apart for political cache. Despite the “disturbing” shirt, this should have been an achievement that we could show the far right religious types that THIS is what science is capable of. We may disagree with certain things, but humankind did THIS.
Plante couldn't help himself and wrote that attack piece against Taylor with that boneheaded title. This just bothers me to no end. We are better than this, people. He's talking about a shirt. While I don't agree with many aspects of the new feminist movement, but I never thought I'd see them take the conservative route.
I don't care if a scientists is male or female I look up to them because they're doing something I can never accomplish...ever.
I personally didn't think the shirt was appropriate, but it is not the thing that holds women back in science. People that have a problem with women in the work environment are the problem NOT the dude wearing the wrong shirt at the wrong time. That's all. I have a problem with pushing aside of this achievement for political gain.
I also find this frustrating because the left is falling into same problems the black civil rights movement is currently in right now. We're fighting the wrong battles and just blaming “racism” for all of our problems as our neighborhoods are continuing to fall apart. We're refusing to look at our internal problems (such as education and not turning in crime elements). Yes, we have police officers killing black people, but let's also look into why black males are killing so many black males too!  
We're quick to use violence to solve problems instead of using our heads.   I'm seeing the same thing happen on a smaller level with the left movements. 
So, now I am going to think up my own click-bait title.
By the way, I knew something was wrong when I partly agree with Ana Kasparian.

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