Thursday, December 20, 2007
See that right there? That is my final grade in my final class in college.
Do you know what that means? (click on the image to see it fully)
It means that as of tomorrow I will hold a diploma and Associates Degree in my hands.
It means that.... I didn't dropout this time.
What do I call myself now?!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
He may be a Republican but this man is far from what you would think his party represents. Go read his views, what he stands for. This man wants less Government involved in peoples lives. He wants to return States Rights. I went down the list of things he stand for and only dissagreed with ONE. His stance ..ion. But even in that, he wants it to be a states decision whether or not abortion is legal.
He stands for and behind the Constitution of The United States of America.
On primary day, vote Ron Paul. Then on Election day, vote Ron Paul.
Monday, December 3, 2007
| || If you want to see your favorite television shows again.|
If you want the writers to receive fair treatment of their work.
If you believe that people should receive fair compensation for their ideas.
Leslie Moonves, President, CEO
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Jeffrey Immelt, CEO
General Electric (NBC/Universal)
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Rupert Murdoch, Chairman, CEO
News Corporation (Fox)
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Jeffrey L. Bewkes, President, COO
Time Warner Inc. (Warner Brothers)
1 Time Warner Center
New York, NY 10019
Robert Iger, President, CEO
Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Sumner Redstone, Chairman
New York, NY 10036
The only thing these people listen to is money. YOU are their money. If the fans stop watching their shows, they lose advertising, which in turn means they lose money.
Support the WGA!
Support giving the middle finger to big corporate bastards.
Try to not cuss excessively in your letters, we don't need to look like uneducated fools.
They will hold out and play repeats, sports and tv movies until their hearts are content.
Well if they won't listen to the demands of the people who write the shows that they made their money off of, maybe they will listen to the people who watch the shows to give them that money.
Starting tomorrow I am boycotting network television. I am boycotting any agency that advertises with these companies. I am boycotting the film industry.
In fact, I will DOWNLOAD every new release movie I can. I will be writing letters to these stations letting them know that I will no longer stand for their imperialistic tactics. I am asking all of you reading this to help out and boycott them as well. You can live without television for a short while. You still have the internet, video games and *gasp* outside that can keep you interested.
So hear me now NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC and all other Hollywood studios..... we fans will no longer support your lack of support and compensation for the people who make your shows, and bring in the cash for you.
Monday, November 26, 2007
I don't normally watch the Vols play. I don't normally root for them to win either.
For the first time in.... forever I was hoping the Vols would win the game. And what a game it was.
Four overtimes to decide the winner. Vols score, and get the two point conversion. Kentucky scores and the vols stop em, amazing game. Over 5 hours long, and it was exciting the entire game.
Then the BCS title picture changes AGAIN with LSU losing in triple overtime. A season that started out as predictable has done nothing but confuse and excite everyone, except those whose teams have fallen from grace.
Then we move on to NFL. The Thanksgiving games were all fun to watch. They each brought their own excitement, but no game to me meant more than the Bears taking on Denver at home. Denver was schooling the Bears through this game and if it weren't for the amazing "Anytime" Devin Hester, they would not have stood a chance.
After muffing the first punt sent his way and giving the ball back to Denver who went on to score, Devin later on returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown to tie the game for the Bears. Not too much later he returned a kickoff for a touchdown untouched! And somehow, someway, Wrex Grossman didn't fuck it all up, led the Bears down the field and with the tremendous help of running back Adrian Peterson, helped to take the game into overtime. A few plays later and Robbie "good as" Gould kicked the game winning field goal and kept the Bears slim playoff hopes alive.
Sunday night Philadelphia pushed the Patriots to their limit and almost knocked off the undefeated monster, but couldn't get the job done. This game showed that the Pats are not impervious, but they still are perfect. Can any team beat them? Only five more games left to find out. Greatest football weekend in a long time.
Been doing some research on the Christian deity Jesus. I've known for a long time that his mythology follows the same mythology as many other gods throughout history but I never really did any research on the subject. I found this website today that really brings up questions about the validity of Jesus's story. http://www.near-death.com/experiences/origen048.html
This man seems to have lived and done almost everything that Jesus later did. That is right, this person did all the things that Jesus is famous for hundreds of years before the birth of the "Christ." Brings up questions in my head. I am not one to write it off as coincidence either, considering this is not the only person who seems to have lead the same life as Jesus, also hundreds and even thousands of years before Jesus was born. If it peaks your interest look up these people too:
Born of a virgin mother:
Born on December 25th:
There are plenty more, but that is just a start. Feel free to call me a heretic if you want, I belive it to be true myself.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I can't believe they have a game where you play an arab who assassinates good, honest, god-fearing christians like the crusaders.
What is this world coming to where whites are protrayed as these evil men that tried to take over the world? I would be even more appalled at this game but I am currently stewing over GTA: San Andreas still.
Having a black guy go around and kill white cops and people. It's horendous. I won't stand for it.
But us white folk will have our day soon. Resident Evil 5 seems to have a white millitary officer killing off african zombies. That's right darkies.... your day will come!!!!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I wasn't even pissed off at last seasons finale. It left a nice opening to continue stories into this season. I didn't bitch about how slow the story was moving along this season either, last season did the same thing. Everything was going fine until the impending writers strike. In what I can only call complete rewrites of episodes to speed this seasons early conclusion along, Heroes has taken a turn for the worse.
Toward the end of last season we had Molly talking about someone much worse than the boogyman (Sylar). This person could apparently see Molly whenever she tried to find him/her.
That storyline continued this season to much delight from myself and my wife and friend. They slapped a huge twist by making this man Parkman's father. Then how do they conclude this story arch? How do they stop this man that was supposed to be worse than Sylar? (A man who was going to blow up New York, take over Nathans role and become president and rule the country) Mr. Parkman tells little Parkman that he has the same ability as him. He can do more than read minds, he can control what people see. He is a nightmare man too. Then Bob confirms this fact and at the crucial moment.... BAM Parkman learns how to use this ability to it's fullest extent and trap his father in his own mind with these words; "You left us... I never left."
WHAT THE FIZZZUCKK?
Alright fine... let's move this along and see how Peter is doing. Peter time travels to 2008 New York after a deadly virus has killed 93% of the worlds population. He learns from his mother that he must go back and save the world. He travels back to modern day Montreal and we are left waiting for the next episode. The one that everyone I know has been waiting for. 4 Months Ago. We finally get to see what happened to everyone after the explosion in the sky. All week long we are teased with commercials stating that we will find out what happened to all the Heroes in the past four months. Yesterday came, the episode started, I loved every minute of it until it ended with Peter flashing back and telling Adam, "I remember everything." Stay tuned to next week.
OH MY GAWD
The only stories they show in this episode are:
1. Peter catches his brother after the explosion, gets him to a hospital and is captured by the company. He eventually meets Adam (who is Kensi) and they escape to go save Nathans life. The Haitian turns on the company by locking Peter in the storage bin and erasing his mind because he believes in Peter.
2. We see Nicki and DL and Micah all happy together. Bob tries to get Nicki to come into the company to be cured but she says she will do it on her own. She eventually manifests a new personality, runs off to LA and DL has to go save her. He does but is shot and killed in the process.
3. Allejandro is getting married. Maya doesn't like the girl. Maya walks in on the new bride screwing her old boyfriend. They try to shut Maya up and she manifests her powers for the first time and kills the entire wedding party minus Allejandro. She runs off to become a nun, her brother finds her and tries to have her taken into custody, she kills again and Allejandro reverses it for the first time. He decides they need to leave and then run off.
4. Nathan is badly burnt. He tells his wife everything. Ms. Peterelli convinces her that Nathan is suffering the same disease that his father had. That nothing he said is true and convinces her to basically leave Nathan. Meanwhile, Peter and Adam sneak into the hospital and Adam give Nathan some of his own healing power blood. Nathan begins to heal and a few scenes later Ms. Peterelli walks into the room to see a completely healed Nathan staring out the window.
That is it. 4 storylines in an hour. We are told nothing of what happened to Parkman, Molly, Mohinder, HRG and Claire or, and this pisses me off the most, Sylar.
The previews on the commercials ALL showed the blood trail leading to the sewer. Instead of them telling us what happened, we see a scene of Sylar with Allejandro and Maya driving in the car.
So now, with three episodes left, I don't know how or why Sylar was saved from dying. I don't know why Ms. Parkman left Matt. I don't know how Matt and Mohinder decided to get together as roomies. I don't know when Mohinder, Matt and HRG decided to try and take down the company. I don't know how HRG managed to relocate to another state, get a job at...wherever he did, and go under the radar. There are still so many questions that they were supposed to answer, but left wide open. I felt like I had watched The Matrix: Revolutions all over again.
With three episodes left, we get a rushed storyline concluding the virus story and the season. We have to wait who knows how long for a new season after the writers finally go back to work. And when we get to that season, will it be full of action, suspence, suprises and awesome heroes... or will this show be doomed now because of the timing of this strike. If last nights episode is any indicator.... then my TV viewing days are short lived.
But for now, enjoy this funny spoof on a metalcore band called Norma Jean.
Monday, November 12, 2007
First and foremost, Ohio State lost to unranked Illinois and proved to all the critics that they were a phony team that had right to sit atop the BCS rankings. They sit in a conference that only has two teams that ever amount to anything. One being themselves and the other being Michigan (who also lost this weekend). We already know Michigan was a joke when they were blown out in week 1, it just took a little while longer for everyone to see that Ohio state is not a great team.
You would have thought that after last years National Championship game where they were handed their rear-ends by a team in a much better conference, the SEC, that those pollsters would have known better than to rank this team number 1. Well, we won't have the joy of watching another SEC team beat them up this year. LSU reclaims number 1, and it is their rightful spot.
It has indeed been a crazy year for NCAA football, and I see the next couple weeks causing even more heads to hang in shame.
This brings me to the NFL, where Peyton Manning ties an NFL record for most interceptions in a game with 6. After calling the New England game last week (I love you Tom Brady), I was known around the office to be calling Indy losing this week as well. Manning follows a pattern.
On the opposite side of the league, the Bears watched their quarterback fall to the ground and get hurt. So they put in Chicago's own hated QB Rex Grossman. And unfortunately for the rest of us, he did good and helped the Bears win the game. I hate this man with a passion after he flubbed the SuperBowl by throwing an interception late in the game that could have lead to a score by the Bears and an eventual win. He did well coming off the bench, but that is where he belongs, on the bench until possibly needed.
I was hoping that he would be gone next year. With Griese out it looks like Grossman will take the snaps again. I'm still a Bears fan but I am over this team right now. The coaching staff keeps making the same mistakes and I call it right here and now. If Grossman starts next week, the Bears will lose the game.
You read it here first!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Where the hell are all the people with peyote?
I've been jamming to some "oldschool" hardcore/metal the past few days.
Found my old Luti-Kriss album, then went on the hunt and found old Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, and Bane. Ahh.... late 90's metal.
Man, I really like boobies. I mean I REALLY like boobies. They rock.
If I know you and you are female, show me your boobies. That would rule.
More on this subject later.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Have you ever had one of those persistent colds that just would not go away? Jesus fucking Christ (that is masturbation) I hate this deep seated cough.
I've been listening to early Floyd all week. They are conjuring up some interesting thoughts in my head. So interesting in fact that I have started to write a short story based on a serial killer.
ohhh, There is that nervous stomach again... I hate that thing. Wow do I have my plate full. I have to write something for the paper and make sure to get it done soon. All while fighting with my school. I guess that is just half a plate full.
Sold my drums for money. Plus they were a piece of crap set anyway. When I have money, I will buy my dream set and become the best drummer ever. At lease in my head.
It's funny pic time!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I had no idea what she was talking about, so she explained that someone wrote an article about how I helped give them their start in journalism.
I had to see this article!
She brought the paper down to me, and I read the article and immediately remembered who this was.
I had been covering the Knoxville Ice Bears home games for a local Seymour newspaper. It was 1st intermission and my brother and I were outside having a smoke. Someone came up to me and asked for a cigarette. I gave him one and he noticed my press pass hanging around my neck. We struck up a conversation about journalism and sports writing and then it was time to get back to the game. I asked him for his number, in case we ever needed some help at the paper and he gave it to me. I called him a few months later about helping out and he started to do some casual sports writing for us.
I eventually left the paper due to personal reasoning but continued to keep in contact with him for another year. I hadn't heard from him in ages until I read this article. This guy who gave out his number to someone who bummed him a cigarette has taken the oppurtunity given to him and ran with it all the way to his own paper.
There are some days when your past makes you proud. Today, I am the happiest man in Knoxville.
Now I am asking him for a job. :-P
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
"The governor's handling of eight bills advocated by the gay rights lobby is also instructive. He vetoed their top priority, a measure to allow gay marriage, saying that a voter-imposed ban on same-sex unions could be overturned only by another vote of the people or by a court order. But he signed the seven other bills, including measures making it easier for domestic partners to change their names and file joint tax returns, and two measures aimed at fighting discrimination against gays and transgender individuals in government and schools.
One of those measures was the top veto target of a Christian conservative group, the Capitol Resource Institute, which claims that the bill could lead to a ban on the words "mom" and "dad" in school textbooks and give teenage boys who are unsure of their gender access to girls' locker rooms. The group is threatening to mount a referendum to place a measure on the ballot that would block the new law from taking effect."DANIEL WEINTRAUB: Walking the line of mainstream California
I can just see it now. Some smart highschool kid pretending to be gay so he can shower with the girls, or vice versa.
This is borderline re-fucking-diculous.
Next topic. Changing the names of holidays just because some religious or non-religious nut job with nothing better to do suddenly becomes "offended" by these days. Halloween is offensive, let's change it to Black and Orange Festival! Christmas is tooooo christiany; how about Winterfest!
America, home of the pussy, land of the crybaby. It's no wonder no one likes us. If you don't like Halloween, don't participate! Are the jews bitching about Christmas? NO
What happened to people saying that word? NO. No, I will not change something because it offends you, fuck off. No, we will not stop referring to parents as mother and father. I don't care if you have two dads, call them both your father.
This whole bathroom thing though.... I could go for that.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I shall be Hunter.
Mr. Thompson that is.
The hard part is deciding what to bring with me to drink.
Mary is bleaching her hair right now and the shit smells horrible.
I shaved my face clean and my chin feels naked, like that first time you shave your balls.
Went to the store and bought some wine, sangria, and amaretto. mmmmm
I like Amaretto.
I like wine too.
I like your mom the most though.
Friday, October 12, 2007
I don't think I am going to the brewers jam though.
I can save that money for something else.
No reason to waste it on...beer...lots of beer....good beer.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
COUNTRY MUSIC?!!! wtf?
It was real country music. None of that pop crap you here on the damn radio stations.
The wife and I both went to the show and decided to stop at the bar first for a few pints.
Alcohol in the system we headed across the street and handed over our tickets, got stamped and wandered into the fray. Smoking bans just put into effect and I could actually breath AND see in Blue Cats.
All our friends (all two of them) were standing outside so we wandered over to them and began the light banter that friends partake in. Football, hockey, baseball talk was in full effect. Bears vs. Packers was just beginning and Hooligan had an internet ready phone. Go Bears.
We stood outside for the first band, not really interested. Hank came on and we wandered up to the balcony and began the fun. After I went and bought a drink for the wife and I, the show began.
Hank worked the crowd fully. Everyone was singing along, raising glasses and having a good time. After about an hour Hank shifted into hellbilly mode and that is when the real fun began. Watching people mosh from over head is a pretty unique experience. oh Bears only down 17-7... go Bears!
I'll stop boring you know. Assjack came on, we went downstairs and the drunk wife went and played in the pit. oh yeah... and the Bears won! 27-20. GO BEARS!
Great night, great music, good booze, good friends.... good god, something went good.