Sunday, February 28, 2010

Abercrombie-Land: More Hate


My five reasons to hate Abercrombie & Fitch has gotten a lot of hits over the months, but I wanted to give this Anon guy his own spotlight. He left a comment talking about the rudeness of the Abercrombie store associates.

Here is the comment from the person that had a bad experience at one store.

((Anonymous said...

I hate abercrombie and fitch. I am so outraged by the treatment I receive every time I go to the Abercrombie here in Wichita, KS. It is completely disgusting how the associates at the counter forget to show a shred of respect toward their paying, job-sustaining customers. Every time I go in there the associates are outright rude to me, rolling their eyes, talking back to me, attempting to embarass me in front of everyone in the store, and completely treating me like there is a problem with my mere presence shopping there. I'm not even going to bother describing who I am, or what I look like, or how much money I make simply because it should not **** matter! Everyone should be shown respect who walks into the store. I'm so outraged, if I wanted to have a conversation with an ungrateful, uncomprehending, stuck-up teenager I will have to go to another store with associates who are slightly more reasonable than those who work at this Abercrombie and Fitch location.))

I remember reading about the way they treated customers from other places, but could remember anything about it. So, I did some digging, and I found this site talking about some of the same complaints the Anon guy was talking about. I really liked the one about the bad techno music playing too loud.

So, is A&F the Nickelback of the clothing stores?

How does a company have a F' you attitude about things and still stay in business? Then, again buying a damn shirt for $40 seems a bit dumb to me.

Further reading

~Here are a few more reviews.

~Here is a great editorial on the problems with the store.

~The Urban Dictionary's definition

More Fun with Chatroulette

More Fun with Chatroulette

Extremely funny dude on the chat

I really like this dude.

A fun little meme…

A fun little meme…

I found the Samurai Frog's Meme rather interesting, so I figured I'd give it a shot too. So, sit back and enjoy the show.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?: Nope, serious relationships aren’t my thing. I’m not exactly a nice person.

02) What was your dream growing up?: Didn’t really have one growing up. I was too buried into my own world, so I didn’t really think about the future. I didn’t really focus on writing until much later in life. Though I was into playing and reading music.

03) What talent do you wish you had?: I’m not sure about this one. Any talent I have is because I busted my ass working on the stuff that people say I’m good at now. I guess I wish I had the courage to actually try a stand up act in a comedy club.

04) If I bought you a drink, what would it be?: How do I know you didn’t put something in my drink? You know what, I’ll get it myself. I don’t trust you.

05) Favorite vegetable?: Corn. I love corn. I’m a corn fan.

06) What was the last book you read?: Currently, I am reading an Arabic Dictionary book. I got it last week.

07) What zodiac sign are you?: I don’t care. I think the whole Zodiac Signs thing is total bullshit. It always bugs me when someone has the nerve to ask me my sign. My Zodiac Sign is the middle finger. How do you like them apples?

08) Any tattoos and/or piercings? Explain where.: Never.

09) Worst habit?: Chewing my finger nails. I guess it is better than chewing my actual fingers.

10) If you saw me walking down the street, would you offer me a ride?: I wouldn’t offer a ride to my best friend if I saw him walking down the street. Why would I let you in my messy car for a ride? Now, if I saw Steven Seagal walking down the street, I’d pick him up. Wait, that didn’t sound right.

11) What is your favorite sport?: Nothing, I’m a geek, so I hate all sports. I do ride bicycles, but I don’t watch the races.

12) Do you have a pessimistic or optimistic attitude?: I’m 100% pessimistic in everything. I see the dark cloud in everything.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?: I would never make eye-contact with you and never speak one word. I’d just turn up my MP3 player and completely ignore you. Are you following me?

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?: I hate to get all emo on you, but there so many things that I couldn’t chose one. But, these horrible things do make us who we are today. So, suck it up.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.: I never went to my prom, but I did show up to my Junior prom the year before. I vowed never to show up for my Sr. Prom.

16) Do you have any pets?: Dog, but I’ve had tons of pets.

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?: Crap, man. What is going on here?

18) What was your first impression of me?: Well, you wanted a ride from me and you were stuck in an elevator with me. Creepy, but not in a good way. What do you want from me?

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?: Clowns are Evil! I hate clowns. I always found their makeup spooky. Are you a clown? Is that why you’re asking me all these questions?

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?: It took me a long time to accept who I am as a person outside and inside. Surprisingly, I’m pretty much happy with the way I am today. I could care two-shits about what anyone thinks about the way I look.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?: Neither, I don’t care what you do. Just don’t involve me. You’re starting to creep me out, dude.

22) What color eyes do you have?: Brown?

23) Ever been arrested?: Nope, I don’t plan having that experience. Does anyone say, “Boy, I’d love to get arrested today!”

24) Bottle or can soda?: canned

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?: Save it. I love the smell of money too much to give it away.

26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?: Anywhere where there aren’t a lot of people. I hate people and I really hate crowds of people.

27) Do you believe in ghosts?: No way! (!) Huh, what was that noise?

28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?: Riding my bicycle, writing and listening to film scores. And, answering Memes.

29) Do you swear a lot?: Actually, I used the first word of the cuss word when in public. Like F’ you and CS’er. Go F’ yourself. I S’ed myself you MF’er. People know me because of that.

30) Biggest pet peeve?: People asking me about my biggest pet peeve.

31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?: Strange, crazy, angry. Wait, that’s three words. F’ it.

32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?: I’d believe in a ghost before romance. I think romance is a concept we humans cooked up to make us feel better about ourselves. We have basic sexual and relational needs that we wrap in this flowery concept of romance.

33) Favorite and least favorite food?: Favorite: Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican. Worst: Klingon food

34) Do you believe in God?: Agnostic, but more Agnostic atheism than anything else.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Kirstie Alley’s Organic Liaison: A Scientology Front?

Kirstie Alley’s Organic Liaison: A Scientology Front?

Lt. Saavik, I’m disappointed in you. Like everyone else, I remember reading about her planning her own weight-loss plan after she left Jenny Craig. I didn’t believe her. Now, it’s been revealed that she does in fact have her own “weight-loss” program. The program, with a membership fee, uses organic methods to supposedly slim down the person.

They call the program Organic Liaison. (She has the site up and running with strange bubbles and fish: Plus, there is a strange Flash cartoon with Kirstie Alley that is beyond spooky.)

I’m all for her trying to get healthy, and trying a new program, but there’s something not right about this Organic Liaison program. So, after doing some searches, I noticed people on blogs connecting the Organic Liaison program with a known Scientology front and certain people from the Organic Liaison board are connected to the Space Church. Anonymous were the ones that discovered the connection between this diet company and the church.

Do I want my money going toward an organization I don’t support?

Why aren’t they mentioning that they’re connected to Scientology? Xenu will be pissed.

More notes

-Scientology doesn't really have a good track record on getting people to lose weight.

-Michelle Seward is one of Advisory Board members: There is no mention of her association with the Church.

-Even more connections.

-More information.

So, is this the diet version of the "Kobayashi Maru"?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Random Thoughts (Storage compartments, storage compartments?)

"Those are Klingons?"

Random Thoughts

~Chattroulette: Nexting by the Numbers: This is great video. It is funny to see how the guy put people into Boys, Girls, and Perverts. Of course, it is mostly made up of guys, and most people didn't want to talk to him. (Nexted). When he puts a hot girl in front of the camera, the results completely changed.

~Kirstie Alley: Has she finally completely lost it? I mean is constantly twittering, but not doing much acting these days. She gets in fights with Perez Hilton for no good reason and leaves fat farms. I don't think that's much of a career. Why hasn't Scientology come in help her out, since they think they're better at treatment than actor doctors.

~Speaking of Scientology, it looks like the Space Church is going after St. Petersburg Times. Remember, they are the paper that ripped the church a new one with their in depth reporting. They hired a group of reporters to investigate the paper.

Wait a second, I thought the church claimed they didn't follow the Fair Game policy anymore?

~Pictures of Dawn Brancheau doing what she whales. I didn't see the footage of the whale trainer getting killed by Tilikum the killer whale. But it is sad to know that she was killed by the very creatures she loved to interact with. Dawn Brancheau appears happy in the photos. From what I can gather, the whale probably thought it was playing with her, but ended up killing her. But, keep in mind killer whales do have a mean streak in them too.

~Killer Whale eats fisherman's caught fish. Repost

~I'm really getting sick of this cold weather. I can't wait until it warms up enough for me to ride my bike around town again. Next weekend might just be those days for me to get out.

~Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

~I used to have this huge crush on this chick named Dawn from back in the day. I always found her cute, and I made no bones about it. I was friends with her friend, so we'd see each other from time to time. But, I never got enough guts to ask her out when she was single. I always felt she was out of my league, so I didn't even bother. Now, some years later, she looks even better and hotter, but she's married. Oh, well...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Showgirls 2?

Showgirls 2 ? (Red Band trailer) Not safe for work

There is a not safe for work Red Band trailer from the new Showgirls 2 movie. I’m exactly sure how the hell this so called sequel to the first movie has any connections to part one. From the poorly created trailer, I'd say there isn't a connection. However after doing some digging, the minor character Hope from the first movie played by Rena Riffel is the connection between the two films.

Somehow, it appears they've made a movie that may be worst than the original movie, and believe me the first one is unwatchable. The movie is so shitty that they couldn't even get Elizabeth Berkley to reprise her role. It's not like Berkley is that busy today, besides doing Saved by the Bell reunion shows.

I've seen this so called sequel called by two different names; The Return and The Story of Hope.

This smells of “Direct to DVD”.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nickelback (Chad Kroeger) vs. a Pickle : (Pickleback? Pickle-gate?)

Nickelback (Chad Kroeger) vs. a Pickle

Never made it as a pickleman.”

That’s right you heard that correctly. Coral Anne decided to create a facebook page in an attempt to get more fans than the Super Sucky band Nickelback. The name of the page is “Can this pickle get more fans than Nickleback?” . Somehow, this page became a movement. She wanted to see if a pickle could get more fans than Nickelback on Facebook, but it turned into something bigger.

She had this to say about Nickelback, ((I also need to explain that I do not "hate" Nickelback. Are they one of my favourite bands? No they are not, but, and as "gay" as anyone here wants to think of me as, I didn't make this page to endorse hate, I made it for humour. We may not all see beauty in all artists or see all artists from the same viewpoint, and I think some of us are deeper than others and I think different people look for different things within different music. I think it is true that what a lot of people look for in an artist can not be found in Nickelback and their music, which I completely understand.))

Yet, the revolution of the pickle grew and grew until it took over the band's amount of fans on their facebook. The fact Nickelback has any fans amazes me. They're like a slightly better version of Creed. As of this writing, the Pickle Page has nearly 1,491,123 fans. News sites have been even reporting on this thing and vlogger have also reported on it.

What got me interested in the story was that supposedly lead singer Chad (D-Bag) Kroeger threatened to shutdown the page. I’m hoping it wasn’t him. If it was, then it is probably one of the biggest douche bag moves ever. Though it does smell like this Chad Kroeger might be a fake, but he's ego might just be that inflated that he would try to destroy the page.

And, yes I even joined the fan page. I'm a true hater of Nickelback, but not as much as Creed. But, I love sweet pickles, and I'm sure an actual pickle could make better music than Nickelback.

Just for shits and giggles, I'm going to re-post the Nickelback Shreds

Re-post of “This is how you remind of Someday”

Is this Chad real?

Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite is a throwback film spoofing the 1970s blaxploitation films. Silly and full of crazy scenes, Black Dynamite is a fun spoof movie that references nearly all the goodness of the 70s. The clothes are outrageous and the acting overblown on purpose. I had a lot of fun with this movie. In the same way Austin Powers took on the 60s, Black Dynamite rips into the 70s movies. And, BD does a great job spoofing the era much better than most of the modern spoof movies of today. For me, the movie kind of reminded me of I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Undercover Brother.

If you liked Austin Powers, Action Jackson or the Grindhouse movies, then you’ll really enjoy this comedic romp.

Michael Jai White (Spawn) just brings it in every portion of the movie. White plays Black Dynamite as a guy too cool for the movie. Black Dynamite embodies everything from those blaxploitation films. White fully takes on the role and I totally forgot it was MJW.

There are hundreds of editing and continuity mistakes and all done on purpose. Some of the shots will completely change within the same scene. The same henchmen will die throughout the movie at different times. The scenes sometimes will run long, and you will see the actors waiting for the director to say, “Cut”. One character reads the directing cues from the script as if he doesn’t understand acting and reading scripts.

At one point, Black Dynamite stands up and notices a boom microphone in the frame. The scene ends with BD continually looking at the microphone with annoyance. At another point in the movie, a guy accidentally hits another actor in the face and the actor breaks character yells at him. Then the scene repeats itself and there’s a stuntman that looks completely different in the angry guy’s place.

The biggest strength of this spoof is that movie goes from being a ghetto detective story into a Kung-Fu movie. Yes, the entire movie completely turns into a full Kung-Fu story. The editing and acting completely change. It is at this point that you either take the movie for what it is or turn it off. From a Kung-Fu movie spoof, it goes completely off the rails where Black Dynamite fights someone high up in the US government. I won’t give away who he fights, but it is freaking crazy. And, I loved every minute of that fight scene.

As long as you don’t take BD seriously, you will really enjoy this funny spoof. I loved the movie.

Grade: B+

~Adult stars Charlotte Stokely and Charmane Star are in this movie and they look great.

~We know where Arsenio Hall turned up.

ESPN Battle: Tony Kornheiser vs. Hannah Storm

Uh, what exactly is happening over at ESPN? Tony Kornheiser vs. Hannah Storm

Yet another scandal broke out in the ESPN buildings today over something in the form of sexual harassment. Since I have never watched Sports Center or ESPN, I had no idea who any of these people were before this story broke.

But it would seem Tony Kornheiser made some remarks about Hannah Storm’s skirt and outfit that pissed off the top brass at ESPN.

From Daily News, (("Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today," Kornheiser said. "She's got on red go-go boots and a Catholic-school plaid skirt. … Way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now. She's got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body.

"I know she's very good, and I'm not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won't. But Hannah Storm, Come on now! Stop! What are you doing? She's what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point."))

While I'm not sure he should be suspended for his choice of words, someone should have slapped him. I think it was the sausage casing comment that made people angry. I have to ask this though; Would people be up in arms if it was Hannah Storm dissing Kornheiser?

But, I have to admit that what he said was really shitty and mean. I think Storm is rather hot for her age. With a body like that, she can wear whatever she wants. Why did he attack her?

This is the same company that had the Erin Andrews scandal. She was the reporter that had her very own stalker that filmed her naked.

Then you had that Steve Phillips scandal where he cheated on his wife with a below average-looking female intern. Steve broke it off with Brooke Hundley and she went crazy and went after his family. Supposedly, Phillips' mistress was caught in front of the house leaving a letter.

So, I have to ask; What is wrong with ESPN?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chrono Cross: Dream of the Shore Near Another: More covers and remixes

Chrono Cross: Dream of the Shore Near Another Remix (by BryBeats )

One of my favorite song from Chrono Cross is the Another World song At the Dream's Shore. This song is your first taste that something is completely different about the world. This song is the “Another World” overworld theme, while Home World has a completely different theme.

Here is the original version of the song.

-Here's another remix kind of techno.

-Here is a cover on Harp.

-This is a strange 16-bit cover of the theme. I like it.

-Guitar cover.

-A very hot girl covering it with a Violin. I think I am in love.

-A spooky cover on an Ocarina.

Make sure to check out Composer Yasunori Mitsuda's liner notes here.

Monday, February 22, 2010



Based on the highly acclaimed play, which was based on the actual Frost-Nixon interview tapes; Frost/Nixon is a compelling movie. Frost/Nixon is a basically battle between the two people. You get to see how this interview takes its toll on each of them. Plus, you will see the story behind the making of the Interview Tapes.

Michael Sheen as TV interviewer David Frost is convincing as the good guy that puts everything on the line for this interview. Sheen does a stand-up good going from being sheepish to hardnosed reporter in a matter of scenes. Sheen needs to be commended for that.

The acting from the whole cast is good, but there is one person that really shines out of all of them. That person is Frank Langella. Langella is Nixon. I never thought he looked like him in the part, but he encompasses at the mannerism and speech patterns Nixon was famous for. Langella’s Nixon is so complex and entertaining that you truly believe the spirit of Nixon took over his body. I loved watching this character.

Because Langella masters the role so well, there is a certain point when you feel sorry for the guy. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I felt bad for Nixon after the interview. There is one moment where a disenchanted Nixon sees a little dog and goes over to pet it. That moment shows you his state of mind.

The movie is also partly a biopic for Nixon as well. You will see interviews with the actors playing older versions of their younger characters in the movie. The story flows from personal historical facts to the bigger political historic moments discussed in the interviews.

To my surprise, one of the weaker directors somehow made this into a funny/tension filled movie. That director is Ron Howard. Mr. Howard does have an eye for boring up interesting subjects to director, but sometimes his movie come across as dull. This is not the case for Frost/Nixon. Howard made two men sitting in the room more compelling and exciting than a bunch of random Transformers fighting in the desert.

There aren’t any moments that felt out of place or unresolved. If I had one complaint, I would have liked even more interview information and scenes to round out the building tension. However, don’t let that keep you from watching this compelling political drama.

Grade: B+

Jared isn't eating fresh

Subway’s Jared Fogle must not be on the Subway Diet… (Link to a story)

If anyone knows me personally, they are aware I hate Jared (from Subway) a lot. I never liked his stupid grin and the oversized pants he carried around with him to show his weight loss. So eating right and working out are the key…wow a brilliant concept.

Now, Jared has kind of let himself go a bit and picked up some weight. Doing nothing but beer and sleeping with super models will do that to you. Though he might be gaining the weight because he’s engaged, meaning his comfortable.

By the way, I love how they tried to cover up Jared’s size by having him wear a jacket and a short shot of him.

Of course, Subway had to make a statement about this Jared dude. (("Jared still enjoys his favorite SUBWAY sandwich, but has eased himself into eating other foods. He always chooses foods low in fat and limits the amount of alcoholic beverages. He still drinks only "diet" beverages and continues his walking regimen."))

I love the “Has eased himself into eating other foods,” bit. Hey, Jared, be happy skinny or fat; just don’t fly on Southwest ever…

I liked the heavier Jon Lovitz being the spokesman anyway.

Fear (1996). The fear was trying to watch the movie full movie...

Fear (1996): I tried watching this movie, but I had to stop it after watching about 30 minutes of it. I could believe how bad this movie ended up being. Marky-Mark and his crazy bunch plays a crazy boyfriend that seems to like Reese Witherspoon, yet I found Alyssa Milano much more attractive than Witherspoon. I still can't believe how bad this movie was up until I stopped watching it. If you can, avoid this movie. Wow, that was crap.

Lady Stealing WI-FI

Stealing WI-FI

I love how this woman first acts like she just had her Internet access removed, but in fact was stealing WI-FI. And, then she complains about the price of Internet access...14.95 isn't that much.

What did she think Leo would do to help her?

Plus, there seems to be an attitude in her voice too. I just love that she thinks it is completely okay to mooch off someone and then ask for help from the tech people!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Random Stuff

Random Stuff

~This guy talks about Chatroulette: He pretty summed up my time on the site. You're going to see a lot of dudes wanking it to the webcam and no hot chicks taking off their tops. Sorry...

~John Wall (One and Done) phenomenon seems to have a stupid dance that Kentucky fans seem to enjoy. Does that mean they'll still his dance after he leaves for the NBA next year? I hate sports fans, I really do. Can you do the John Wall dance? BTW, John Wall is seen as a God in Kentucky by Cats Fans.

~Remember Desiree Jennings? She was that cheerleader chick that walked funny after taking a flu shot. The Samurai Frog has posted a video of the woman walking perfectly normal when the cameras were sneaking around filming her. I'm glad SF is talking about this because not many people are.

~The Current Woldwide Homcide/Murder Rates: At first, I was a little shocked who had the highest rate. If you notice, there are red points on nations that have huge organized crime gangs or groups. Russia is at 29.70 per 100,000. Brazil 30.80, Colombia 61.10 and most of the lower half of Africa.

~Leo Laporte, I had no idea...

~Ryan Sorba: When a room full of conservative boo you off stage, you know you've gone way too far. For some reason, this Sorba guy has a hard-on for anti-gay issues. How does this man care so much about attacking the gay community? Did he just compare a bunch of Republicans to a group of lesbians? GOP, you really need to distance yourself from people like this.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Websites; This is the way!

A rather funny post about Stereotyping of Users of Websites

Nick Douglas has a very amusing little post about stereotyping website users. Make sure to check out his remarks on each site, and I am going to add my own three cents.

Facebook: Uh, I like Facebook, but I've made a decision to not include my school or place of work just in case I receive friend requests from assholes from my high school days or asshats from my work.

YouTube: I love the site, but I don’t like the power the user base has over content. This is because there are rating bots that lower Vloggers’ ratings if they don’t agree with them. Then certain organizations claim false copyright claims to shut up detractors. Yeah, I’m looking at you Space Church.

Chatroulette: A lot of penis and not enough women. Too many dicks on the webcam!

Pornotube: Gentlemen, I give you Pornotube. Enjoy.

GameSpot: Want to watch PS3, XBOX and Wii fanboys duke it out? Go to Gamespot. The site seems to hate Jeff Gerstmann too.

WordPress: People that hate blogger, but are good at web site design. Some good bloggers here.

Tumblr: This site is kind of like a cross between Blogger/Twitter/Facebook.

Blogger: A lot of mommy blogs and food blogs, but I’m still in love with blogger.

Livejournal: Teenage girls that still haven’t switched to Twitter still roam here.

Xanga: Does anyone even use this blogging site? I think Xanga was a bit worst than LJ. It’s hard to keep up with all the fake offshoot sites connected to their site. You know the ones that attack the critics of their church.

Gawker: I love this site.

eHarmony: When all else fails, I guess you can try this site. I’m not that good at the dating scene, but I would not try a dating site.

Friendster: Tumbleweeds!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Gary Coleman rage

Gary Coleman rage...

Behold the power of the Darkside. Gary Coleman proved once again that former child actors are a troubled bunch. From the Daily News, ((While appearing on "The Insider" Wednesday night, the former child star engaged in a heated argument with attorney Lisa Bloom that resulted in him storming off the set. ))

That's right he lost it over the stupid TV show The Insider. When you lose control over the fluff show The Insider, it is time to look into some treatment. It should be noted that Coleman has walked off shows before like on an episode of The Surreal Life.

You have to wonder if his wife knew what she getting herself into when she married him. Did she know that all that 80s anger would come to the surface?

They should have played the end credits to Different Strokes when he walked off the set.

Mr. T vs. Arnold

Fat Wars: Kevin Smith vs. Southwest...Fight!

Kevin Smith vs. Southwest

From Smith's Twitter account, (("The @SouthwestAir Diet. How it works: you're publicly shamed into a slimmer figure. Crying the weight right off has never been easier!" ))

Southwest is the Walmart of the airways, but that also means that their costumer service is rather shitty. You get what you paid for when you fly Southwest.

And, yes Kevin Smith has gotten rather big lately, hell he admits that he broke a toilet. After listening to his super long rant on his podcast (Right Here), I have to agree with him on this issue. Not because I am on the larger side of the issue (I'm a big guy), but the way they handled the situation was very shitty. Smith isn't “Super” fat, and it does feel like someone went after Smith because they hated his movies. It really does feel like they wanted to prove a point here.

If you listen to his podcast, Kevin mentions that he notices a fatter person on the flight. They make eye contact right before Kevin Smith was booted. He could tell the fatter person didn't want to be pointed out either. That was probably one of the funniest moments in the entire podcast

Heck, Anderson Cooper had a discussion on his show with two people on opposite sides of the argument. Meme Roth (National Action Against Obesity) in the video seems to come across as using certain talking points that appear to be cooked up by Southwest. Roth, an attractive skinny person, seems to not understand that not all fat people can get rid of the weight. Roth does seem to have a skinny agenda. (Even Fox News destroys this woman) Some people will constantly have to battle their weight issues, while others will never have to go on diet or exercise. It is the hand you get dealt.

~Added bonus information from Smith himself.

~The real reason he attacked SWA: Yes, they took a heavy-set woman and asked her to buy another ticket.

Updated while writing...the actual woman from second incident where the heavy-set woman was asked to buy another seat in front of Kevin Smith. Why would you embarrassed a woman like that? This story is getting very bad for Southwest. She isn't what I would consider a flight risk, because she wasn't that big. The more and more I hear about this story, it really does feel like someone at Southwest was trying to put Smith in his place. And, embarrassing this woman was another way of doing it.

If anyone knows her facebook or myspace, which she mentions passingly on the podcast, hit me up.

I love that this is a PR nightmare for Southwest that they brought onto themselves. But some in the company have handled it better than others.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dash de Chocobo (Chocobo Time!) From FFXI: Rise of the Zilart

Dash de Chocobo (Chocobo Time!) From FFXI: Rise of the Zilart

Every Final Fantasy game has a chocobo song in it. This version is even more catchy and light than the recent PS version of the theme. Whenever you get a Chocobo in this game and ride it, you will hear this music. The music plays for about half the ride of the chocobo event then reverts back to whatever music is in the game. Interestingly enough, this song was released for the expansion pack, (Which came with the North American version of the game).

If you listen to the track, you can hear instruments added every time the theme is played. This might be my favorite version of the Chocobo theme, but FF8's rock version comes close.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We Are the World (A look back)

We Are the World (Old and New) Part 1 of 2

So, it’s been 25 years…

Back when I was really young, I remember everyone got the first album. People would sing the song in school especially the Michael Jackson solos. Yeah, the original song was corny, but it still holds a place in my heart being that I am a 80s junkie. At the time, you would never see some of the biggest names from music all on one song. It just didn’t happen until this song. We Are the World is the Justice League of pop music.

I don’t know, but there was something about the 80s that seemed simpler about that time. Music was bubble gum and pop, plus materialist, but it was fun. It felt like the artists singing the 80s songs seemed to enjoy the music they were singing. Now, it seems too computerized and shallow…even from the shallow 80s standards.

Anyway, since the new version of the song was released, I figured I’d post the old version to bring back the memories. I’ll talk about the new version in a later post.

Original Song (Wiki page)

Points of Interests

-Hall and Oates are in this video. I was a huge fan of their music at the time.

-What’s up with Stevie Wonder’s colorful sweater?

- Dan Aykroyd: Even Today, I have no idea why Arkroyd is in this video. Is he channeling the Blues Brothers or waiting for a ghost to appear so he can bust it?

- Bruce Springsteen: Everyone makes fun of his solos in the song. I mean everyone has their own version of Springsteen’s solo.

- Kenny Loggins rocks! I forgot he was in this song! Did he take a highway to the danger zone to get to the studio?

-I get a kick out of Bob Dylan’s solo.

Grade: B+

Anyway, here is the list of all the people with solos.

· Lionel Richie

· Stevie Wonder

· Paul Simon

· Kenny Rogers

· James Ingram

· Tina Turner

· Al Jarreau

· Bruce Springsteen

· Kenny Loggins

· Steve Perry

· Daryl Hall

· Huey Lewis

· Cyndi Lauper

· Kim Carnes

· Bob Dylan

· Ray Charles

· Billy Joel

· Michael Jackson

· Diana Ross

· Dionne Warwick

· Willie Nelson

I remember this cover! I wish I still had it.

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