Friday, November 30, 2012

Who Framed Roger Rabbit For Saying The N Word?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit For Saying The N Word?

Okay, so take a look at this video.

Now what exactly did you hear? Apparently there's some controversy over whether Donald Duck calls Daffy a "Stupid doggon nigger" in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Snopes says it's a false and you would expect that it would be the end of it, but I just watched the movie again and I'm fairly sure it says it.

What else could it be? Someone else I asked said it said Doggone stupid litttle, but I don't know what to believe in all of it. I mean, it's clearly Doggone, and not Goddamn, but I'm totally hearing Nig... sound at the beginning of the last word.

Then again, perhaps this will sound crazy, but bare with me, maybe I just should stop trying to analyze Donald Duck's gibberish.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bacon Shortage

Bacon Shortage

Damn you! You finally did it. You blew it all up! Houston, we have a problem. It seems that with the massive influx of people putting bacon on just about every goddamn thing they could think of, that in the coming year we're going to be faced with something truly horrifying....

A bacon shortage!
Because this year’s drought wreaked havoc on the world’s corn crops, the price of corn has risen substantially. And because corn is used, among many, many other things, as feed for pigs, it is more expensive for farmers to raise pigs. Farmers pass along those costs to stores, and perhaps even decide that they don’t want to be in the pork business anymore. 
The European Union reports that pig herds around the world are “declining at a significant rate.” And this could lead to a serious pork (and most crucially, bacon!) shortage — a problem that Britain’s National Pig Association chairman, Richard Longthorp, now warns is “unavoidable.”

Yeah, that's right. No more bacon in your coffee or making bacon pancakes.

So what can you do to help? Well.. nothing. Not even not eating bacon will help us at this point. The pork shortage will hit us no matter what. So in a sense, the best thing you could do is put your head between your legs and kiss your sweet ass bacon goodbye.

Or you could be like Rick Swanson and start hoarding up some bacon...

Okay, maybe you don't have to go to that extreme. In fact, you don't have to go through any extreme. Just because the supply side is low doesn't mean that it's going to be completely gone. Duh. Don't you know anything about economics? It just means that the pound of bacon you buy will cost a little bit more next year.

So fear not, you'll be able to jam bacon into milkshakes, vodka and any other godly unlikely place you'd want to put it. Just.. well, just stop being so nerdy about it. You don't need bacon flavor toothpaste. You people never get it right anyway. Just ends up tasting like liquid smoke dumped into it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Steve Rogers - Tony Stark 2012

Steve Rogers - Tony Stark 2012

A while back I saw this shirt on someone at Disney land.

While I chuckled a little at the whole notion of electing comic book characters as presidents and leaders of the free world, I guess the realization of their personalities kicked in and I found myself thinking that there was no worse of a duo to lead this country.

First you have second in command. Tony Stark. Why in the fuck would you want Tony Stark to be vice president?! He made his money off government contracts for weapons. Hell, if you're worried about the 1%, guess what, Tony Stark IS the 1% in every way possible.

Then you have Steve Rogers. A man out of time is your choice for the president?!? What is this country going through that they want that man to lead us? Not to mention that he'd probably lead us into battle with made-up Nazi's.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Not Quiet a Blanket, Not Quiet a Puppet

Not Quiet a Blanket, Not Quiet a Puppet

Riddle me this. What isn't a blanket but also isn't a puppet? Give up? Well then, find out for yourself...

You see that? It's a cuddle uppets. Puppets that are blankets and also high as shit.

I mean, did you not seriously see those fucking eye balls. Those blanket puppets are fucking high as fuck.

I.... seriously don't know.

Monday, November 26, 2012

DC Nation Under Attack

DC Nation Under Attack

Truth be told, I have stopped giving much of a shit about the wonderful world of DC Comics. Which is a drastic change since I have been for the last 20+ years, a comic book fan. It's just that DC Comics has become something I don't recognize anymore. Further more, what I do recognize is all disorganized and scrambled with such bullshit that it's not even worth reading these days. Unless you want a headache from trying to keep up with the sudden changes they decide to pull from one day to the next.

First off, their legacy. Or their love of legacy characters. But their lack of letting the old get old. You see, the most perfect thing for them to just let Bruce Wayne age and basically become his character from Batman Beyond. Especially since they were so dead-set on doing away with Oracle. What would be better than a grumpy old man replacement?

It's really stupid that the concept of legacy is such a big deal in the DCUniverse, but no former sidekick can take on their mentor's mantle without the original inevitably returning a few months/years/decades later, though with the New 52, they've pretty much done away with quite a few legacies reaching their breaking point as they de-aged all the original heroes.. Why? Well who the fuck knows. I guess they did it so they could be young and relatable now. So hey, thinking that they'd ever let the sidekick take over for real is a fever dream at best.

So I guess legacies aren't such a big deal now unless they make money. Without a mainline JSA book, and Barry being alive, legacies don't really matter right now. Bruce will always be in his thirties, and there will be as many Robins as the audience will be willing to support with book sales. Green Lantern will do constant events because that's what made it popular to begin with. And the Phantom Stranger is so odd because they want him to be more than a mysterious guest star in random books more than once a year.

It's just curious to see how many eras of Robin they are willing to have out at the same time before they stop. Five? Maybe six? Just go ahead and never admit your mistake DC, just keep adding another one after another one. No one will tell.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Denny's - An Unexpected Journey

Denny's - An Unexpected Journey 

So with Thanksgiving out of the way, I'm guessing that the first thing on your mind is when the next meal comes... And hey, you're just in time for a Hobbit/Denny's cross por

Okay, I don't what to think.. other than, Where the fuck is my Lemba Bread?!? Huh, Denny's. Where's my Lemba bread at, yo. And what about the complimentary pipeweed?

Well, okay. I guess I can talk to the sketchy looking dude hanging out in the parking lot if I want that sort of thing. So what else is on the menu?  

Dishes include Gandalf's Gobble Melt and Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies...

You know, The Lonely Mountain Treasure and Radagast Pancake Bites do sound tasty.

Yeah, shut up. I know it's Denny's. So what.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Did You Use Proper Dining Etiquette For Thanksgiving?

Did You Use Proper Dining Etiquette For Thanksgiving?

Elbows off the table, you slob! So Thanksgiving just passed us by. And while I'm sure this could have been topical more so BEFORE it, It's still very funny after it. Besides, you could use this education and apply it towards Christmas dinner.

Now that was good.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Capitalism in America

Capitalism in America 

Well, now that we've gotten our choice of American oppressor out of the way, perhaps we should look at the real cause of our discontent.. Capitalism.

This video. This here is the summation of Capitalism.

God Bless America. God Bless... yeah.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Being Thankful - Stay off the Road, Drunkie

Being Thankful - Stay off the Road, Drunkie

Happy Thanksgiving, folks! I'm just going to half ass it on today's post mainly because I'm going to get my grub on, yo. So I decided to just leave this one really short and have a couple of random and interesting facts for you.

First off, you're not going to pass out because you ate too much Turkey. Yes, it does have tryptophan in it. But it's not because of what is in the meat that will get you tired, it's the amount of food you're eating.You just pile up tons and tons of stuffing, potatoes and various other turkey day dishes that you eventually have to pass out. So please, if someone mentions tryptophan, just fucking slap them.And hey, just so you know how your food is brought to your table, here's a little interesting table of contents

And finally, I leave you with this little hint if you plan on going out on the town this weekend. Just remember to not drink. A piece of advice that I seldom ever give, but let's face it, the cops are out in full force this Holiday weekend as they know dealing with your family is a level of hell that no one should deal with sober. So with saying that, here's a simple list of check points in Los Angeles;

The LAPD has provided the following time and location information about checkpoints:
Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint
Friday, November 23, 2012, 8 p.m. to Saturday, November 30, 2012, 2 a.m.
Manchester Avenue at Hoover Street

Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint
Friday, November 23, 2012, 6 p.m. to Saturday, November 24, 2012, 12 a.m.
Western Avenue at Browning Boulevard

DUI Saturation Patrol
Friday, November 23, 2012, 2 to 8 p.m.
Hollenbeck Area

Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint
Saturday, November 24, 2012, 7 p.m. to Sunday, November 25, 2012, 1 a.m.
Florence Avenue at Broadway

DUI Saturation Patrol
Saturday, November 24, 2012, 6 p.m. to Sunday, November 25, 2012, 2 a.m.
Hollywood Area

DUI Saturation Patrol
Saturday, November 24, 2012, 6 p.m. to Sunday, November 25, 2012, 2 a.m.
Southwest Area

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Black Friday

A Black Friday

It's not Friday yet. Hell, not even Thanksgiving has passed us by and yet people are already lining up to get a great deal on crap they really don't need in the festive act of being a capitalist and a corporate whore. Meanwhile, Walmart workers prepare for Black Friday, not by setting up tents, but by preparing to hit the picket lines...
Remember that scene from last year when a woman used pepper spray to clear out the shopping competition at a Walmart store in Los Angeles? Charges still haven`t been filed even though the woman turned herself in.
This year, Walmart is looking at problems from within as employees continue their strikes around the country, like the one over the weekend in Dallas. And the one in Mira Loma, Calif., where six warehouse employees blocked the streets and ended up in jail.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is calling for a massive walkout on Black Friday, even though very few Walmart employees belong to the union
The strikers and their supporters complain that Walmart doesn’t pay them a decent wage and retaliates whenever someone complains.
Walmart responded by filing a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the union of illegally organizing picket lines and other demonstrations.
The threatened Black-Friday walkout comes just days after striking union workers failed to come to terms with the maker of Twinkies and wonder bread.
Yeah, and we know how that turned out.

It's really shocking to think that people are actually jumping behind the narrative that these people are suddenly lazy or don't want to work Thanksgiving. This is exactly how America's big corporations want us to see this course of action. Opposed to the reality that it's not the fact that working on Thanksgiving that is offensive, it's that they're not properly compensating the workers for their work normally and this is the one time that it will hit them where it counts.

It's really sad that there is actually demand for these jobs, these god awful shitty jobs that people would gladly fill these positions because they are in a desperate situation that has been facilitated by our government and its wealthy corporate backers. Because that's the truth about it. America's big corporations want us to think this way. They want us to fight for these unfair, underpaying jobs that make you work while sick or injured, that book you for as many hours as they could legally do so all under part time so that they can avoid paying for your health benefits, then force you to work every shift they give you otherwise you face some sort of job loss.

What sort of world do we live in that we're so desperate to not only tolerate Walmart's unjust practices, but we will actually line up around the block to actually work there because there's no other such job opening.

Then you have those who blame the workers saying things like "well, they should have done better in high school" or "if they don't like it, they should quit."  While that is true to some degree, it doesn't factor in social economic differences. Not to mention the fact that we're openly accepting a company treating workers this way? Don't even get me started on the amount of hate addressed towards unions. 

So how about we all don't cheer for the corporate behemoths while they crush dissent and subject people and cities to obscene abuses in the working world. Let's not just stand idly by watching this race to the bottom and then cry about the disappearing middle class. As it stands, the current economic situation is as follows; in terms of adjusted dollars, the minimum wage hasn't been this low since the 1970's.

How about we, you know, pay the workers a wage they can actually live on.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Marvel, Why You So Cray Cray?

Marvel, Why You So Cray Cray?

While this news is a bit old since it was announced at NYCC last month, it may be a bit out dated, but considering comic book news and when it hits are month apart, who cares. It's well worth reminding you at how truly bad this idea is.

Do you recall Nick Spencer, the truly awful writer for Marvel and his horrible run at Secret Avengers? Well, he's back and the idea behind this new title relaunch is just a bad.They're bringing back the Secret Avengers... Only far more stupid this time.
At this weekend’s New York Comic-Con, Marvel is showing off one of the most intriguing titles of the companywide “Marvel NOW!” initiative: A relaunched Secret Avengers series coming in February 2013, which focuses on S.H.I.E.L.D., the semi-omniscient government agency. S.H.I.E.L.D. is having a bit of a moment right now: It’s the connective tissue for Marvel’s cinematic universe, and ABC is currently producing a Whedon-powered S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. And Secret Avengers puts the agency front and center. “S.H.I.E.L.D. has decided that they want their own Avengers team,” says Nick Spencer, who is writing the series, with Luke Ross handling penciling duties. “But Avengers are loose cannons: They’re independent operators, they don’t have security clearance, they have a history of becoming bad guys.”

Hence, the key twist in Secret Avengers: Thanks to the memory implant technology first seen in the 2005 Brian Michael Bendis-scripted series Secret War, “Nobody on this team actually knows that they’re on this team.” For members of the team, a specific keyword activates their programming when it’s time for a mission; once the mission is done, the same keyword wipes their memory. “It’s a very different kind of book,” says Spencer, “A covert ops, black ops spy book.” (Spencer cites 24, James Bond, and the BBC series Spooks as influences, along with the work that Ed Brubaker has done with Marvel’s espionage world in the last decade.) Today, EW is excited to exclusively reveal the members of the team, with commentary from Spencer:

On a scale of one to ten in terms of bad ideas, this ranks in there as an 11. I mean, it just sounds incredibly stupid. So who's in the line up?  Hawkeye, Black Widow, Black Nick Fury, Mockingbird, Taskmaster, Iron Patriot, Hulk and pretty much anybody. You know, since they're all sleeper agents. They even said that Winter Soldier would be tossed in there as an important character.

I can't really even imagine the whole memory concept thing lasting long. The very notion of implanting a memory-wiping device in someone like Taskmaster is hilarious on so many levels. The dude's power is to mimic the actions of those who he fights.

The whole thing is just bad all around. Boy, did Secret Avengers never actually live up to what it felt like it was going to. The concept of the heroes as sleepers and Fury activating to do missions is shady as fuck and all sorts of fucked up. It's also really impossible for them to have any growth at any point of the story.

I re-read Secret War and everyone that participated in that did so of their own free will. Not because they were brainwashed into doing so. Fury recruited them and just went farther with the mission than most of them were comfortable with. Then he mind-wiped them. Wolverine was the angriest over this because he was really okay with Fury's fight-terrorism-with-terrorism plan, and there was no reason to mind-wipe him at all. Especially when Wolverine hates it when people do that to him.

Much the same, Winter Soldier has had his mind wiped and it has been a sore spot with him. So perhaps this isn't the best thing to do to characters like that. Besides, didn't they already learn from DC with Sue's rape and death that mind-wiping your characters is fucking stupid?

I guess it's the same ol' same ol' at Marvel.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Organic Isn't Healthier for You

Organic Isn't Healthier for You

Well all you farmers market folks can get off that soap box as a new study shows that there's very little health benefit to getting your produce at a farmers market.
You’re in the supermarket eyeing a basket of sweet, juicy plums. You reach for the conventionally grown stone fruit, then decide to spring the extra $1/pound for its organic cousin. You figure you’ve just made the healthier decision by choosing the organic product — but new findings from Stanford University cast some doubt on your thinking.
“There isn’t much difference between organic and conventional foods, if you’re an adult and making a decision based solely on your health,” said Dena Bravata, MD, MS, the senior author of a paper comparing the nutrition of organic and non-organic foods, published in the Sept. 4 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
It basically goes on to state that organically-grown produce doesn't really contain any more nutrients or vitamins than its conventional counterpart. It puts into question if it's worth the cost to get the pesticide free stuff or even if the stuff grown with growth hormones is really worth it.

So while there's no health reasons to pick organic over regular, i do think that the article and study misses the more important point of buying organic or buying from a farmers market, even if it's a little more than the cost of the non-organic version.

The real thought behind buying the organic stuff is to know where exactly the things you are putting in your mouth come from. Seeing or talking to the producer and knowing what came from where. I know that when I get fruit, if I know the region it came from, I'll have a better understanding on how it will taste.

A lot of people are still into supporting local vendors and small time producers. So it's not really, nor has it ever really been something about the health levels of what you're buying - more to the point that it's about who you are buying it from.

While it may not be any more healthier for you, it sure as hell does taste a lot better when it's given more care in how it was raised and produced opposed to things generated for the thousand tons worth of it.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Music November

New Music November 

How about we take a couple of minutes to talk about new music?

There, now you've been hipsterized.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

NorCal / SoCal Rivalry Explained

NorCal / SoCal Rivalry Explained

You may think that this whole So Cal/ Nor Cal rivalry is all about two baseball teams, but you'd be wrong. In fact, this feud goes deeper than that. Much deeper. It's like the Hatfields and the McCoys deep. And yet most people don't even know the roots to it.

Then again, most people these days don't know who the Hatfields and McCoys are. So welp!

In any case, the NorCal vs SoCal thing began back in the early 1900 with a little issue of water.
HETCH-HETCHY FIGHT DUE TO WATER TRUST; ' Tis That Inspires Moves Against San Francisco's Getting a Supply There, a Correspond- ent Says. VITAL TO THE CITY'S HEALTH Town Cannot Obtain an Adequate Supply from Any Other Source -- Little Injury to Scenery Involved.
You see, Northern California wanted to build a dam and canal to supply water for Yosemite National Park. The Bay Area and Central Valley and neither the corrupt Federal Government or the then sparse residents of central and Southern California wanted to help pay for it. So NorCal, mainly San Francisco, built and paid for it themselves. The damn itself was a beauty. Before the Panama Canal, it was considered one of the 7 modern wonders. After it was finished, the dust bowl bible-belt hillbilly scum began migrating to the Central Valley and Southern California and land owners down there began demanding for the lion's share of the water for free.

When NorCal refused, a corrupt Federal Government stepped in and ruled in favor of Central and Southern California. Still to this day, they get their water from Northern California for free.Let's call a spade a spade. As a member of the Southern California moocher society here, I welcome that free water. Without it the central part wouldn't produce as much produce that they do for the U.S, let alone the world. And without Southern California, I wouldn't be typing this

That was just the beginnings of the dislike and disgust between the Northern and Southern parts of this great state. It would later evolve into further political and sports rivalries. But every time one of us here in Central or Southern California takes a drink of water, just know that it's coming from San Francisco.

Which is why we use a brita filter. Fuck you NorCal kooties.

Though, the funniest thing about the NorCal/SoCal rivalry is that no one from the South has heard of it until someone from the North tells them about it. And even then, a typical Southern Californian still wouldn't give a shit.

Friday, November 16, 2012

So Did Unions Kill Hostess? No

So Did Unions Kill Hostess? No

Today the social media feeds have been coming full blast saying that Hostess has been killed off and Unions are to blame as to why you will no longer enjoy a yellow cake and cream dessert that has the half-life of many nuclear weapons. This is just some of the tweets and updates that I saw;
Love unions! They make the work force stronger! Well except for the Hostess deal...cost americans 18,500 jobs...lost tax revenue and the companies that have offered up bids for the liquidation of the brands are mostly foreign. Hmmmmm

I am not totally against unions but when they cause companies to close their doors because they think they don't have to make concessions is just greedy. The reason they could not come to an agreement was over wages. Hostess wanted the workers to take a 8% wage decrease the first year and then they would get a 3% increase the next year and then a 1% increase the year after so they were looking at a 4% decrease in total. I don't know what a Hostess baker made per hour but if it is like most union jobs it was a lot. Now because of the unions inability to come to a deal 18,000+ people are out of a job. Maybe it is better to take a small pay cut and keep your job? Just saying.
Looks like the union won... Showed us how powerful they are.

Too bad the real losers are the employees and us that love Twinkies.
And thus, it is shown that the bakery item -- a universal pleasure -- is not immune to the corrosive effects of class struggle...

Look people, way to eat up the narrative that Unions some how killed Hostess. The company declared bankruptcy a while ago, and stated it would close 9 factories. Then the strike happened, and suddenly it's the fault of the unions that it's closing? What a fucking anti-union bullshit move to offer absurd cuts to force a strike so they could blame the union for killing their failed business.

Then again, I'm surprised that making the exact same kind of shitty mini-cake but calling it different things lasted that long. You have;

Yellow cake version - Twinkie

 Brown cake version - YODEL

Brown-er cake version - Funny Bone

Fuckin' hell, that's marketing genius right there.

And yet we're blaming unions for a shitty business who produced shitty products suddenly going out of business? Wow, well, capital's newest strategy in the long and drawn out class warfare is to get the message across that "the greedy working class took away your twinkies!" This sadly isn't a joke or some onion article. This is something that just happened and everyone is cool with believing it.

  "Let them eat whatever the fuck this rubbery shit is"
-- Marie Antoinette

Let's just take a look at this little nugget about the real story behind all this UNIONS BAD FOR TAKING MY TWINKIE bullshit...
Over the past eight years since the first Hostess bankruptcy, the union members have watched as money from previous concessions that was suppose to go toward capital investment, product development, plant improvement and new equipment was squandered in executive bonuses, payouts to Wall Street investors and payments to high-priced attorneys and consultants.

The members are well aware that, as the company was preparing to file for bankruptcy earlier this year, the then CEO of Hostess was awarded a 300 percent raise. going from 750,000 to 2,550,000. And at least nine other top executives of the company received massive pay raises. One such executive received a pay increase from 500,000 to 900,000 and another went from $375,000 to $656,256.

All the while they have seen the company unilaterally end contractual obligated payments to their pension plan. Despite saving more than $160 million with this action, the company continues to fall deeper and deeper into debt. Debt and gross mismanagement by a string of failed CEOs with no true experience in the wholesale baking business have left this company unable to compete or survive.
 You see that? It's not the unions fault that the CEO's decided to, inspite of having major plans to prepare for bankruptcy, gave themselves raises and failed to have any sort of plan besides making the prettiest and comfortable parachute that they could use when they did decide that the end was indeed near.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was quoted in a Nov. 13 KMOX-CBS St. Louis article stating, “I was told months ago they were planning on closing the site in St. Louis….And there was no indication at that time it had anything to do with the strike the workers were waging.”
In fact, here's a little more detail for you. While the Hostess company faced bankruptcy and forced to ask the union to take an 8% pay cut, the Board of Directors themselves managed to give themselves a slew of raises as mentioned in the quote above. But here's a far more in-depth look at their raises. 

Brian Driscoll, CEO (resigned), $750,000 to $2,550,000.
Gary Wandschneider, EVP, $500,000 to $900,000.
John Stewart, EVP, $400,000 to $700,000.
David Loeser, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256.
Kent Magill, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256.
Richard Seban, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256.
John Akeson, SVP, $300,000 to $480,000.
Steven Birgfeld, SVP, $240,000 to $360,000.
Martha Ross, SVP, $240,000 to $360,000.
Rob Kissick, SVP, $182,000 to $273,008.

If the revolution were to come because of twinkie shortages, those would be the first against the wall. 

As for all of you who are stock piling twinkies or just rushing out there to make sure you get one. Why? When was the last time you heard anyone honestly wanting to get a twinkie or even come close to eating one? I mean, let's be fucking serious here. They're pretty disgusting. Hell, the whole notion of it having a shelf life of a good 20 years and able to survive a nuclear bleak future was enough to make folks turn their heads and not want to get one.

So hey, if we're going to blame Unions for destroying a product because they wouldn't accept even more cuts to their pay while the CEO's got extreme bonuses in a failing company. How about we also put blame on ourselves for creating such a stigma to a product that no one in their right mind would want to touch a yellow cake filled with cream due to the amount of chemicals that kept it tasting fresh for decades to come? 

On a final note. For all of you people who were so adamant towards Californian's Proposition 37, just imagine how long of a laundry list your average hostess twinkies package would have to list the amount of trans fats, GMO corn and high fructose corn syrup that are in that god awful product. You're better off just eating directly from the garbage can as it would probably be cheaper than searching for the final boxes of Hostess anything on the shelf.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Political Ads Fucking Suck it

Political Ads Fucking Suck it

With the election now over, you probably just assumed that the political commentary would be over. Well, I just wanted to take a moment and reflect back on why the election season is truly a thing of the devil.

HA! "I'm Paul R. Nelson and my voice has a gravitas of a 14 year old counter-strike player"

It's really sad. First it was "Yes we can", then "Hope & Change", now it's all "Forward". At this rate, 2016 slogans are just going to be monovyllabic grunts, floating signifiers devoid of all meaning.

Clinton 2016 "Uh-huh, yep!" 

While I like the idea of going forward, but I also believe in taking America back, truly this is the MOST DECISIVE ELECTION EVER! More ads should be like this.. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DC - Legacy Characters Are Our Love.... To Change Them

DC - Legacy Characters Are Our Love.... To Change Them

Here's the thing that has bugged me about DC Comics the last few years. They absolutely love their legacy characters. Iconic characters that have lasted for 50 to 60 years, hell. In some cases even longer. They love using them as the symbol of all things heroic... but then they like to take something that is already perfect and fuck it up.

Take for example last week when Scott Lobdell ruined DC Comics
n Superman issue 13, the Man of Steel's alter ego, mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, quits the Metropolis newspaper that has been his employer since the DC Comics superhero's earliest days in 1940.

However, his still-strong feelings for Lois, combined with Daily Planet editor in chief Perry White getting on his case for not enough scoops on the Superman beat and his boss' boss Morgan Edge also giving him a hard time, leads to a Jerry Maguire-type moment where he quits in front of the whole staff and rails on how journalism has given way to entertainment — in a not-so-mild-mannered fashion. (The Daily Planet has also been moving more toward the real world, too, with the newspaper becoming part of the multimedia corporation Galaxy Broadcasting.)

Entertainment reporter Cat Grant also quits the Planet with him, and Lobdell says she'll be bringing "a whole other set of skills" to their next venture. It probably won't be at another media outlet in Metropolis, though.

"I don't think he's going to be filling put an application anywhere," the writer says. "He is more likely to start the next Huffington Post or the next Drudge Report than he is to go find someone else to get assignments or draw a paycheck from."

Clark's new employment status is part of Lobdell as well as DC wanting to explore Superman through a modern-day lens. The writer says Rocafort's vision of Clark and Superman is one where "both have a lot of gravity but are also very light and young and sexy." Plus, they talked about modern journalism jobs that may be more relevant than an old-school beat reporter for a newspaper.

"When we started discussions," Lobdell says, "they were like, 'Yep, let's see where this goes. Let's take the sacred super-cows and start looking at Superman with a new set of eyes.' "

 I know a couple of people who used to love to defend the bad choices DC seemed to be making all the time by retconning or needlessly changing things around - all for the sake of shaking things up for a couple of months and hoping that it increases sales in the change, as well as increases sales when they have to eventually change it back.

In this situation, the common detonator is Scott Lobdell. This seriously cannot be editorial pushing their changes through with Lobdell as their champion. He's clearly actively changing really stupid things and nothing anyone can tell me will change my mind on that.

Perhaps this story, given the success of shows like Newsroom, could be an interesting and relevant turn of events.... perhaps if written by someone far more talented than than Scott Lobdell. But all this is going to do is be a flashing ad on the nightly news to fill up space that SUPERMAN QUITS HIS JOB! Which rightly so is answered with a "who gives a fuck, he'll be back at the Daily Planet soon enough and shit will maintain the same status quo" 

It really makes you wonder what wont they do to make superman relevant again. They ended the marriage to Lois. They made him get together with Wonder Woman and now he's quitting the Daily Planet? Why the fuck do you even call him Superman any more? Just go ahead and flush it all down the shitter and start all over. 

Apparently the key to revitalizing Superman is obviously by not having him be Superman anymore. So let's just go the full tilt with it and make him someone new entirely.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Porking Good Time

Porking Good Time

Welp, this is a no context post, but what I lack in context I make up in deliciousness. Enjoy this while I take a day off from writing


Monday, November 12, 2012

Big Brother Will Soon Be Watching....

Big Brother Will Soon Be Watching....

Just in case you were wondering about the future of police and robotics combining, just remember that big brother is always watching...

Toronto Star posted

Unmanned aerial drones have proved valuable in Afghanistan for Canadian and American military forces on the hunt for Taliban bases and weapons caches.

Florida criminals, take note: You’re next on the list.

The Miami-Dade police department is now planning to use one of the airborne devices to track suspects and provide police with images of hostage situations before going in.

Dubbed a Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV, the radio-controlled drone — vaguely resembling an overturned garbage pail — is equipped with a camera system. It flies with the aid of small fans.

“It will be used in situations where our special response team has been called out and a perimeter has been set up, and will be operated by someone with a pilot’s licence,” Detective Aida Fina-Milian told the Star Thursday.

She said the force used a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase the MAV, which has been in testing for the past several weeks. Its use on city streets has not yet been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, a process that could take six months.

The MAV, which can fly as high as 3,200 metres, has the ability to hover over a scene or move quickly to a location, much like a helicopter.

It also has forward- and backward-facing cameras, and can be deployed in as little as five minutes. It is manufactured by Honeywell Aerospace.

While the MAV will no doubt aid police in tense situations, not everyone is pleased with the purchase.

The Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is raising concerns that the camera attached to the MAV could be used to invade people’s privacy.

“What happens when they fly over backyards and they see something without a warrant that they want?” said the Union’s executive director, Howard Simon, in an interview with Miami’s local CBS affiliate.

Police, however, say such concerns are unwarranted.

“We’re not going to fly it all around town,” said Det. Javier Baez told the Star. “It’s not like big brother is going to be watching for you.”

Fucking Florida... I mean, I prefer a headcrab to learning more about future America. Cause really, this is just another way of police having to avoid going into the ghetto. They already got police towers with cameras peppered all over the place and low flying helicopters are always around in East L.A. I generally never see a cop car unless it's speeding through as quickly as possible.

But I have only one piece of advice - if any one of you readers in Florida doesn't shoot these things down, I don't know what to say other than I'm completely disappointed in you people. Though you can attempt to take them down with a crowbar if you're feeling Gordon Freeman like.

It would be highly ironic if you could confuse them with a bright enough camera flash. That would be one expensive clay pigeon, is what I'm saying. There's like a 3:1 gun to person ratio in Florida, so somebody is bound to shoot one of them down. Just look at these hummingbirds.

LinkThey pretty much equal American military robots crossing the line from merely frightening into surrealist nightmares.

The Department of Defense and a shitload of law enforcement agencies here, which always love new toys, have been trying to get authorization from the FAA to use them for a while now.

Seriously, folks. I can't wait to hear how you all shot one of these down. It'll be like apocalypse now. "Hey Roach!" Then again, I can't wait until the first person goes to prison for 25 years for destroying one of these, which will be the first and last time any resistance to them is heard of.

We'll eventually classify police robots as officers like we do our dogs and horses. Resisting surveillance will become a crime in itself for hampering our brave men in blue. This message was brought to you by the Combine overwatch.

There's a local "towne centre" that is basically a big ass shopping center with overpriced mediocre shit, designer clothing and some overpriced apartments that everyone calls "Oh, it's so European, I can walk and shop!" has some mobile "security towers" in the parking lots.

It's a gigantic tinted scissors lift so a rent-a-cop can sit on his ass and look and make sure nobody is walking while black in a white parking lot, literally. That or it's empty, as nobody can see if a cop is really in one.

Over all, I'm just wondering how many Cubans who risked their lives to escape Castro's dictatorial surveillance state this will catch.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

What Does Wall Street Even Do?

What Does Wall Street Even Do?

Like, really? What is it that they do? I was reading an article about how a lot of the Wall Street trading was being done by computer algorithms that once in a while just flip their shit and cause a sort of 2 second long stock market crash. Then it corrects itself and carries on. No one really understands how these algorithms actually work, but they're spending a lot of labor trying to just shave microseconds off the response times of these machines to better be able to generate more money in trading.

This should really make you reconsider and at least realize how ridiculous and useless Wall Street actually is. They are less than useless, really, they produce nothing of value and are the wealthiest people. Even worse is that their fuck ups destroy the economy leading to homeless families in a society that has empty houses.

I really can't think of a single productive thing that Wall Street traders do anymore. The institution exist for the sake of the institution existing. At one point it had something related to financing and paying dividends. Now it is just a casino game for our retirement accounts so that they maybe will keep up with inflation. This whole thing could be done in a more efficient manner if it were not up to the chaos of the free market and sociopaths Rand crazed bastards and literal robots trying to game the system by a few fractions of a second.

The general answer when asked this question is usually "We provide liquidity to help people and corporations hedge exposure to prices and therefore reduce risk" when you talk about the commodity side - which happens to be one of the worst sides possible.

As best as I can figure it, they may as well be wizards in towers conjuring vast fortunes, engaging in global telepathy while casting nations into ruins. At least LARPers aren't destroying the economy with their fake swords.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

R.I.P. T-Dogg

R.I.P. T-Dogg

RIP T-dogg. He was black, but now he's dead.

This past week on The Walking Dead, we faced a great tragedy. We lost the character T-dogg to a zombie attack. Only to get another black character to join the team on the show later. Yes, that's right. They replaced the token black dude with another token black dude.

I mean, that's what it was. They got rid of a character they had no idea what to do with. Let's hope that T.1-Dogg, or C-dogg will step up and actually be written to some degree. Because all the original T-dogg had was the ability to seemingly rise above his first two seasons of terrible ineptitude. T-Dogg, the only guy with the foresight to put on armor and carry a shield. Yet he takes that shit off to go do some yard work and BAM! This guy had the shittiest luck ever.

It really was a good fake out by the writers to start this dude off strong. Especially considering his actions in the second season - which seem to be only randomly popping up in the background of the farm whenever the black quota needed to be met. Hell, he even  was able to cut an artery in his arm through the shitty luck of scraping it on a car part. Amazing how that healed up so quickly.

But yes, he was the only one who actually thought to clean up the prison guard armor, he took it off going outside. He had that because while the rest of the crew shot thousands of rounds of ammunition at the zombie horde, T-dogg was running around with a pointy stick. One he kept putting into the eye socket of zombies.

Even Daryl had a pointy stick launcher. But T-dogg just had a stick. Nothing fancy. A fucking pointy stick against an entire planet of the undead. In many senses, he was lucky he made it as long as he did, if you want to be honest about the situation.

Just think about that. They gave a child a gun with a silencer before they would even consider giving one to T-dogg. Just think about that for a minute.

I'm also not sure how Carol could be lost. Rick and the group ran out the same door Carol did after seeing T-dogg's dead body and it led to the yard where they saw Herschel and the suicide girl. How did Herschel not see Carol run out?! I just don't understand any of this. 

But yeah. R.I.P. T-Dogg, you were the best that group could have... so sad.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Obama's Forward

Obama's Forward

Well, at least now I can get back to criticizing the President without people assuming that I'm voting for Romney. Truth be told, I did vote for Obama. Though I did so holding my nose. And why, do you ask, did I pull the trigger on that vote with such hesitance? Well, because here we are and it's clear that Obama didn't even wait one fucking day before getting back to work in killing sand people.
WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, as many Americans sifted through the voter data and exit poll numbers of President Barack Obama's reelection the night before, the Twitter feeds of close watchers of Yemen lit up with reports of another sort of presidential event: an apparent U.S. drone strike had killed several individuals in that country.

There was no way of being certain if the strike was indeed American, or for that matter if it was a drone strike at all, although it had all the markings of one.

"All signs (after dark, suspicions of locals, target) point to Sanhan strike being a US drone," Yemen-based freelance journalist Adam Baron wrote on Twitter.

Several other analysts concurred.

A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. If it were a American strike, of course, it would have to have been authorized by Obama.
Jesus fuck. Not even a single day. FORWARD indeed...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DC Comics - Robbing Your Liefelds

DC Comics - Robbing Your Liefelds

Besides having a new world of confusion under the guise of cleaning up continuity, I lean towards the not liking the new 52 camp. And really, why should I? For all their talk about how much easier it is to follow the stories and not having to need anything to get into the new adventures of whatever super hero, you really can't jump into a new book because it really is fucking confusing as to why these heroes who you though you knew are somehow just parallel universe copies of them.

Meaning, they're pretty much the same... but slightly different. It's like going to Disney world after a lifetime of going to Disneyland. Things are pretty much the same... but slightly different. It's like the Nazi's won the war in a sense. After I show you the following image as to why the New 52 pisses me off so, you'd probably wish the Nazi's took over. At least then Rob Liefeld would have been the first against the wall..

Well, at least with Hawkman, there really aren't any places to put so many ridiculous amounts of pouches on him, right? Oh, who am I kidding, it's Liefeld. I can just imagine what he does ask advice about...
"Hey, what's the bottom of a shoe look like?"
"Uh, I dunno, perfectly flat with a mirror-like sheen?"
"Thought so." 
Not to mention that the X-force cover is drawn by Greg Capullo. So it's doubly fucked up that he's ripping of someone elses portrayal of his characters and style. He then used the fake Deadpool like character to cover the other foot so he wouldn't have to draw it. That hoof like kicking foot is just amazing.

It's rather odd to see that Liefeld is using a fake Deadpool like character in DC considering he ripped off the idea and design of Deadpool from Deathstroke, originally a DC character.

But hey, it clearly says "After GC" under Liefeld's signature. So all of this is clearly a homage to Greg's work.. even if it's line by line copying. Who am I to complain about a homage... even though Greg Capullo is paying tribute to Liefeld in that original cover. Soooooooo. it's Greg paying tribute to Liefeld who is paying tribute to Greg who paid tribute to him.

It's an unbreakable circle of bad comic art. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Voting - My Favorite Farce

Voting - My Favorite Farce

I guess I'll join in with the amount of yap yap yap that happens today on social media sites and talk about politics. Just face the facts, there's no escaping this onslaught. Just be thankful you haven't been in Ohio for the last month or so. Otherwise what you feel like today would have been your every day.

In any case, can I just say it. Voting is a farce. It just is. But at least it's a fun one because you do get a neat little sticker. So why is it a farce? Well, how about this for a good example;

That sure is some crappy calibration on the touch screen. And the description in the video, the dude who made the video said that they tested the calibration by trying to press Jill Stein to see if it selected Obama, but it didn't.

That's just atrocious. It would literally be easier to just change the recorded vote since most of the machines have no receipt or other separate record of the actual votes anyway. I'm willing to bet that that's a legit malfunction, but there's zero doubt in my mind that there's widespread voting tampering going on when it comes to electronic voting machines. There's so many places where people in partisan position control election boards and have completely unfettered access to voting machines and with most of them, you can just change the software in five minutes. It's also impossible to detect if it has been changed. 

The real kicker is also that it's illegal for anyone but the manufacturer to check the programming because of "commercial confidentially", so we're just going to have to sort of take their word for it that it registers our vote for us in the way we voted. 

Keep also in mind that it wouldn't be particularly difficult to make user-verifiable voting machine software. Just think, diebold makes ATMs that hold tens of thousands of dollars and whose job is to dispense those dollars to anyone who walks up and provides credentials, only after interfacingwith a global network of banks to ensure that there's no way to exploit these machines for gain, and that it's impractical to attempt to break into one to get the cash out......
............ But they make voting machines that have a USB port on the side that will automatically and untraceably load their new software and that the machine themselves keep absolutely no records aside from tallies.

Seriously, what the fuck?! Not a single record besides tallies. It's literally like out of a playbook of What to do if you're going to create a system in which it is incredibly simple to tamper with election results. Most places, up till recent, had a lever machines where you'd flip the switches for whoever you wanted and go K-chunk! to record your vote. Or they had ink dotted scan trons like when you were a kid at school taking a test. Those are fraud proof, so long as both party observers verified zero counts before the polls opened. So clearly, that's why they had to go.

Maybe they had to go because voting machine manufacturers wanted contracts and state governments got a bunch of cash to spend on voting machines after the whole mess in 2000 and therefore received a lot of contributions from particular voting machine manufacturers. 

Even though the candidate that you and I wanted won, it's clearly not a farce, right? I swear it isn't...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

On This Day You're Voting...

On This Day You're Voting...

So on this day that you cast your vote for America, let me just remind you of two things, curtsey of George Carlin

And if that wasn't enough, have another dosage;

Yup. useless.

Monday, November 5, 2012

You're Really Considering To Vote Romney?

You're Really Considering To Vote Romney?

I mean, really? You're seriously considering to vote for Romney in a couple of days? I mean... REALLY?!
Besides winning that one debate, what has he done for you? What will he do for you? I mean, just look at how badly this dude flips on his stance...

Yeah, however bad Obama is, Romney would be ten times worst.

Oh Hey, Romney Didn't Pay Taxes

Oh Hey, Romney Didn't Pay Taxes

Soooo, do you remember when Harry Reid claimed Romney paid close to $0 in taxes before he knew he was going to run for president? Well, turns out he was right...
In 1997, Congress cracked down on a popular tax shelter that allowed rich people to take advantage of the exempt status of charities without actually giving away much money.
Individuals who had already set up these vehicles were allowed to keep them. That included Mitt Romney, then the chief executive officer of Bain Capital, who had just established such an arrangement in June 1996.
The charitable remainder unitrust, as it is known, is one of several strategies Romney has adopted over his career to reduce his tax bill. While Romney’s tax avoidance is legal and common among high-net-worth individuals, it has become an issue in the campaign. President Barack Obama attacked him in their second debate for paying “lower tax rates than somebody who makes a lot less.”
In this instance, Romney used the tax-exempt status of a charity -- the Mormon Church, according to a 2007 filing -- to defer taxes for more than 15 years. At the same time he is benefiting, the trust will probably leave the church with less than what current law requires, according to tax returns obtained by Bloomberg this month through a Freedom of Information Act request.
In general, charities don’t owe capital gains taxes when they sell assets for a profit. Trusts like Romney’s permit funders to benefit from that tax-free treatment, said Jonathan Blattmachr, a trusts and estates lawyer who set up hundreds of such vehicles in the 1990s.
Near zero

“The main benefit from a charitable remainder trust is the renting from your favorite charity of its exemption from taxation,” Blattmachr said. Despite the name, giving a gift or getting a charitable deduction “is just a throwaway,” he said. “I used to structure them so the value dedicated to charity was as close to zero as possible without being zero.”
When individuals fund a charitable remainder unitrust, or “CRUT,” they defer capital gains taxes on any profit from the sale of the assets, and receive a small upfront charitable deduction and a stream of yearly cash payments. Like an individual retirement account, the trust allows money to grow tax deferred, while like an annuity it also pays Romney a steady income. After the funder’s death, the trust’s remaining assets go to a designated charity

Romney’s CRUT, which is only a small part of the $250 million that Romney’s campaign cites as his net worth, has been paying him 8 percent of its assets each year. As the Romneys have received these payments, the money that will potentially be left for charity has declined from at least $750,000 in 2001 to $421,203 at the end of 2011.

So what I was going to add to this is what was already added in the comments;

Well, up until 1997, if you were rich, you could "rent" non-profit status from your favorite charity.

Huh? How can an individual rent tax-exempt status from a charity? It's pretty intricate, but the way it worked was, in Mitt's case, he used the Mormon church as a tax shelter by setting up a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT), that paid him a specific amount of money per year from dividends while also donating the smallest amount possible to the church.

Estate and trust attorney Jonathan Blattmachr told Bloomberg that he had set up many of these for clients prior to the 1997 law banning them: "I used to structure them so the value dedicated to charity was as close to zero as possible without being zero."

Yes, we should elect Mitt Romney, or he promises he will go back into business! Or maybe he'll just buy all the money. There will be no more money left. He will have it all.

I'm worth four and a half billion dollars! How am I suppose to afford Job creation in this climate?!  Currently rumors are circulating that Barack Obama has no personal wealth whatsoever. Go ahead and show us the bank statements, Mr. President!

How exactly does Obama justify flying around in a huge airplane at our expense when he can't even afford a personal jet of his own?! How could he use the secret service to take him out to the hamburger restaurant. That's my tax money! He should stay home and eat tinned beans and water. It's MY tax dollerz, yo. DAOLLRS! MONEY. IT'S ALL MINE! 


PMS And Voting  - War on Women? 

So, CNN's Sanjay Gupta actually wrote a piece that has now been removed all about the fucking sexist biotruths. It's beyond believable and further proof of the laughable level our news media outlets and why you shouldn't listen to any fucking one...
While the campaigns eagerly pursue female voters, there’s something that may raise the chances for both presidential candidates that’s totally out of their control: women’s ovulation cycles.

You read that right. New research suggests that hormones may influence female voting choices differently, depending on whether a woman is single or in a committed relationship.

Please continue reading with caution. Although the study will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Psychological Science, several political scientists who read the study have expressed skepticism about its conclusions.

A bit of background: Women are more likely to vote than men, other studies have found. Current data suggest married women favor Gov. Mitt Romney, in a 19% difference, over President Barack Obama, while Obama commands the votes of single women by a 33% margin, according to the study. And previous studies have shown that political and religious attitudes may be influenced by reproductive goals.

In the new study's first experiment, Kristina Durante of the University of Texas, San Antonio and colleagues conducted an internet survey of 275 women who were not taking hormonal contraception and had regular menstrual cycles. About 55% were in committed relationships, including marriage.

They found that women at their most fertile times of the month were less likely to be religious if they were single, and more likely to be religious if they were in committed relationships.

Now for the even more controversial part: 502 women, also with regular periods and not taking hormonal contraception, were surveyed on voting preferences and a variety of political issues.

The researchers found that during the fertile time of the month, when levels of the hormone estrogen are high, single women appeared more likely to vote for Obama and committed women appeared more likely to vote for Romney, by a margin of at least 20%, Durante said. This seems to be the driver behind the researchers' overall observation that single women were inclined toward Obama and committed women leaned toward Romney.

Here’s how Durante explains this: When women are ovulating, they “feel sexier,” and therefore lean more toward liberal attitudes on abortion and marriage equality. Married women have the same hormones firing, but tend to take the opposite viewpoint on these issues, she says.

“I think they’re overcompensating for the increase of the hormones motivating them to have sex with other men,” she said. It’s a way of convincing themselves that they’re not the type to give in to such sexual urges, she said.
Well, I guess these scientist are overcompensating for specializing in a worthless science. It's all just a way of convincing themselves into thinking they're not the type ot give in to such essentializing ahistorical and unscientific urges. How else can you explain how it was all an "internet survey of 275 women"

I guess I should have stopped reading at that point. Cause really "Hey women! Does being asked if being on the rag makes you angry and irrational make you angry and irrational? Does it? Does it, huh? Does it? Come on, does it? Does it make you all angry and prone to lash out for no reason? Well? Huh?"

In short, war on women? Even from fucking CNN. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Corporations and Freedom of Speech You No Longer Have

Corporations and Freedom of Speech You No Longer Have

Currently corporations have Freedom of Speech, but it seems that YOU DON'T.
A new exposé raises alarming questions about the ability of corporations to influence the voting decisions of their employees. In an article published by "In These Times" magazine, labor journalist Mike Elk examines the contents of a voter information packet that Koch Industries sent to tens of thousands of employees at its subsidiary, Georgia-Pacific. The packet advised the employees on whom to vote for and warned them of the dire consequences to their families, their jobs and their country, should they choose to vote otherwise. Koch Industries is run by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. Corporations like Koch are legally allowed to pressure their workers to adopt their political views at the ballot box because of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision
So there's growing trend of employers putting pressure on employees into how they vote as well as how they donate money to a candidate. That's not the extent though, as they've also been threatening the jobs of people who post on facebook or other social networks if it goes against the stance of the company they work for. This is a huge hypocritical move for the Koch brothers in particular who have championed that money equals speech while taking away the genuine free speech activity of their employees.

The liberal capitalist ideologue might respond that this is perfectly acceptable and that people should be allowed to hire and fire who they please for what ever reason they deem fit. This, I feel is naive and ignorant, and doesn't take into account the massive power difference between employers, especially large ones have relative to the employee who is dependent on entering the market to sell his labor to not only live but to justify his existence. In this sense, we are very much free. The video goes in to far more detail. 

This isn't the first instance of that situation
Ohio miners say they were forced to attend Romney rally

WASHINGTON -- Employees of a major coal industry donor to Republican causes have raised complaints about their participation in an event earlier this month organized for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the crucial swing state of Ohio.

Several miners at Murray Energy’s Century coal mine in Beallsville, Ohio, contacted a nearby morning talk radio host, David Blomquist, over the last two weeks to say that they were forced to attend an Aug. 14 rally for Romney at the mine. Murray closed the mine the day of the rally, saying it was necessary for security and safety, then docked miners the day's pay. Asked by WWVA radio’s Blomquist about the allegations on Monday’s show, Murray chief operating officer Robert Moore said: “Attendance was mandatory but no one was forced to attend the event.”

Wow. So doing actions like FORCING your employees to attend a Romney event just seems all sorts of wrong. Though, in all truth, you're a weak fucking pushover if you let your boss fuck you around like that. It's not like in the ballot box with you. I don't tell people who I'm voting for... okay, maybe not considering you have read this blog and it's pretty clear who I am voting for. But in the work place you shouldn't have to tell anyone who you voted for. It's pretty unprofessional to do so. You're there to do your job. Just do it and go home. If the boss pushes you to vote one way, it's probably best to stick it to 'em and just vote the other way.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Average American - Who Will You Be Voting For?

The Average American - Who Will You Be Voting For?

Voting is only another few days away and I'm left wondering if you're ready to vote and for whom you want to cast your one vote towards? Given Obama's crackdown on whistle blowers and his expansion of our imperialist policies in Afghanistan, I wonder if that has made anyone else take a moment and consider if they really should give him a second term.

If not Obama, then what? He may have his issues but he seems a lot better than the alternative and a vote for the greens isn't going to go very far. Romney would be far far worse of an option in the long run. Judging by his supporters, especially on women's rights, I wouldn't want him as a president. Though, given how two faced he is, it is hard to really gauge his actual position on any social issues. Given that I don't live in a swing state and it's going to go all towards the democrats.

Then again, there's always the choice of Nobody since voting doesn't really matter anyway and is in many ways a farce. Not to mention that every politician ever is pretty damn evil. I would suggest that if PSL is on the ballot in your state, which would be the following;
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Wisconsin
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • Washington
Then perhaps you should vote for PSL as your protest vote.

You folks intending to write-in candidates should also bear in mind state election laws. For example in Illinois you can only write in candidates who have registered with the state. Writing in Mickey Mouse or Lindsay Lohan will both be the same as not voting at all for that particular office.

You could also just vote for Jill Stein and then go back to drinking heavily till it all blows over. That would be a pretty good thing, all things considering.

In fact, just drink heavily anyway. You'll need it.

You Want Your First Time to be Special, Right?

You Want Your First Time to be Special, Right? 

Hey girls, check this out. You want to be super awesome, right? Well.... you better equate your political affiliation with sleeping with a man. 

Jesus christ. This ad just made me feel all sorts of awkward. I mean, let's just spell it out. how fucking coercive 'you want your first time to be special, right?" is when you think about it. It's gross and awkward and all sorts of just bad. Like, honestly, a lot of girls I know have crushes on Obama and I'm pretty easy going with a live and let live mentality on it all, but fuck, that is not something you appropriate for your propaganda machine.

That's just all sorts of misogyny

Friday, November 2, 2012

Oh Hey, the Elections are Soon

Oh Hey, the Elections are Soon

Oh hey, it's coming up on November and that means you get to toss out a meaningless vote that won't count for much of anything. But hey, if you're going to vote for any direction, perhaps it'll be a good thing to turn on Fox News and just go the opposite of what they're suggesting.

Why, you ask? Oh, I don't know...

Welp, someday I'm just going to learn to stop asking if Fox screen caps are jokes or not. It's pretty much a given that the following applies.
"Any sufficiently bad fox news story is indistinguishable from satire."
-Arthur C. Boner 
Clearly it's just a case of chronic shortage of head-bearing pikes and guillotines amongst the unemployed! You know, each day it's just a matter of America coming closer and closer to being a bad dramatization of the French revolution.

So hey, even if the vote doesn't count, at least the other shit on the ballot is worthy of your hole puncture.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My The Force Be All Walt's

My The Force Be All Walt's

So you may have heard of a little news piece this week that trumped all that Hurricane... Tropical Storm Sandy did to fuck over New York. A little store about how Walt Disney's company, who currently just finished buying out the Muppets and Marvel Comics, now paid 4 billion to own Lucasfilm.

Let's put out the flames before they start. Disney is the parent company to many other companies and they generally don't affect those companies to have the squeaky clean image of the mouse. Just look at Dimension, Mirimax, Touchstone, Disney owns them all and they still do what they gotta do to make that dollar dollar, yo. 

Moreover, I can't see Star Wars being dumbed down and made any more kid friendly than it already has been with the prequels. I also can't see it being any more merchandised whore'd out than it already has been under Lucas' control. Both Lucas and Disney have similar marketing strategies and they honestly work. If someone was going to buy it, Disney is the only company that could possibly run it the same way Lucas has and still have deep enough pockets to do so.

This really is one giant non-issue anyway. All it means now is that the mouse gets the money from the royalties of the characters likeness. Disney already promotes the fuck out of Lucasfilm franchises. They have an Indiana Jones ride, Star Tours, a Star Tours kids show in tomorrow land. You can make your own lightsaber and there's an R2D2 mickey mouse hat. All this did was make it official and in a contract.

What was one of the first bits of news to come out of this? You can expect an Episode 7 in 2015. I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of looking forward to Episode 7. It seriously can't be any worse than Episode 2. Cause shit, Attack of the Clones was god awful.

Besides, PIXAR was at one time a division of Lucasfilm. Then they grew up and became their own entity and Disney eventually bought them up. You don't see their quality suffer any, do you? Seems very much like at home to have Lucasfilm under the same banner as them.

Either way, a lot of nerdrage is going around. Funny how none of that existed when Disney put out The Avengers.