Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday.....Yadda Yadda.

When I blogged regularly, I used to do something called the photo Friday. Instead of posting some comment, I would post a funny picture. While I have been good this week and managed to post every day, I'm not ready for the Photo Friday to return. First of all. I need a new collection of funny pictures to find. I do plan on getting Photo Friday back up, soon. I feel like I've done well this week, but it's just a start. It's like I'm starting all over again. I need to get my audience back, and hopefully get some new readers as well.

I know a lot of people have blogged faded recently and are trying to make a comeback. Some better than others I believe. I honeslting think that blogs have lost some popularity because of the growing popularity of podcasts and vlogs, but I think blogs are going to make a comeback in 2010.

I've messed with the podcast idea more than once. I've even had one for awhile, but it ended because...well I didn't have much to talk about, and other than a pissed off rant, I'm not that interesting a person.

I know I'm a smart ass and I can make people laugh. I'm actually pretty good at it, and if I had been less of a coward, I probably would have taken a shot at becoming a comedian. Then again, my parents fear of living in a large city also probably had something to do with it, but I'm not going to go there.

I've started playing a new MMO, called (drumroll) Star Trek Online. I can see your eyes rolling now, but it amuses me, and who knows, maybe I find a bunch of new online friends with this game and go to meet them in real life at a Star Trek Convention, like I did with the City of Heroes friends in Chicago back in August. We're also planning to meet again in 2011, at the San Diego Comic Con. So we shall see.


Well I just came back from lunch, and my coworkers took me out for my birthday. Had a good time....I got nothing.

Now I won't claim that I'm going claim that I'm going to have something inspiring to say here. I've always considered this blog to be more Gillian's Island than Masterpiece Theater, but I'll have something interesting to say. I'll try to keep it clean but no promises.

My 2 Bytes.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Abba World?

I couldn't make this up, even if I tried.

Abbaworld, SERIOUSLY? Who thought this was a good idea? Is this because of that damn Mama Mia show/movie/whatever? Should I be blaming Meryl Streep for this? I can't believe this is for real, and wholly sanctioned by the band.

Well first the good news. It's not in North America, it's in London, so I can proudly say that it's not our idea...until they move it to New York or something. Now the bad news, it's located near one of the potential hotels that I've singled out for my trip to London.


How can I describe this mess? How about I just cut and paste the description.

"The hugely interactive experience will take visitors on a mind-blowing journey through ABBAWORLDS' 25 rooms, bursting with exclusive music, footage, images and never-before-displayed memorabilia from the personal collections of the world's most cherished pop icons; Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Frida. "

Let's see, 25 rooms of this shit? 25 rooms of Abba crap? 25 rooms dedicated of the "world's more cherished pop icons"? Wasn't Michael Jackson the King of Pop? Did the guys in the group actually sing? With the exception of 1 song. All I ever hear are the women singing. For awhile, I thought the guys were the roadies. Was Abba that big? If they were so huge, why couldn't they afford more letters in their name? "Let's buy another B Pat".


I wonder when men go to see this thing, there's a spot where they can check in their nuts, because they're not going to need them when they go see this.

There's also Abba quizes, and multimedia presentations including holographic displays, including the ability to be in a Abba music video, appear in a Abba poster, and album cover.

UGGGHHHHH. Easy stomach, don't turn over.

What I also love is how they decided that London was "nautrual" choice for the location of this disaster. I think this is one of the signs of the upcoming apocalypse. I'm sure of it. First Sarah Palin and now this.

Ok, this is what I want. I want all the Sex Pistol fans in London to rise up, go to this thing and trash the place. Oh, and beat the crap out of Justin Hawkins of The Darkness as well. I'm sure that freak is there every day. I'm pretty sure he's Tiny Tim's love child.

I'm sure you've guessed by now, that I'm not going to this thing. I have no interest in seeing this thing, and I hope that it shuts down as soon as possible, and to minimize the trauma to the innocent. I know I've said that in the past that nothing can make someone gay, but I take it back. This might be it. If teenage boys so see this thing, I'm pretty sure that they's going to come out of there, with a craving for penis and head straight to the mall to buy some leather pants. Where the heck is Pat Robertson when we need him? Why isn't he condemning this?

That last bit was probably over the top, and I'm sorry, but seriously EWWWW!!!!!

My 2 Bytes.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Those people are at it again.

I'm convinced that Saudi Arabia is the worst place in the world to live. I remember blogging about a lot of crap that happens in that country. How a 19 year old woman who was gang raped, was sentenced to received 200 lashes BECAUSE SHE WAS RAPED. Well I got another one of those WHAT THE FUCK incidents from this country. A 13 year old has been sentenced to recieve 90 lashes and spend 2 months in jail becuase of a so-called assult against the headmistress of the school. This is really pathetic.

So apparantly there was an issue over a cellphone, and apparantly the student smacked the teacher in the head with a glass. Now I can see how this kid needs to be taught a lesson before she becomes some Saudi princess who beats her servants, but to be whipped? What the hell.

I have a list of places I want to see before I die, and I'm slowing working through that list, but Saudi Arabia is definitely not on that list. Not when they whip 75 year old women for having male guests in her home. There is something seriously wrong with this place.

There are some people (the people who watch Fox News probably), will say that it's because of their religion, and I don't buy that. I've met many Muslims in my life. I can even call some of them friends, and none of them have ever said anything about a pro whipping belief. I think it's just a bunch of miserable old bastards who get off on causing pain in others.

I honestly don't know what is wrong with these people. They had to be shamed into donating to the relief efforts in Haiti. Even Iran, which isn't exactly the best place to live either donated to the relief, but Saudi Arabia, one of the richest countries in the world only sent their "condolences". WHAT THE FUCK.

We really need to get off this addiction to oil, that way the rest of the world will stop turning a blind eye to some of the bullshit that happens in that country. Maybe then, and only then will they smarten up.

A country that whips children? They should be ashamed of themselves.

My 2 disgusted byted

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I want to decorate again.

I'm not happy with the way things look around here. I wanted something cool. Something that says Canada, but all I could find was frigging polar bears. I think I go through this every once in a while. I want the blog to represent me. It's my thoughts after all, but I don't want it to look like that the I'm some emoteen, or some anime fanboy (actually I am anime fanboy, but I try to hide that fact from normal people).

I know it's the posts on the blog that are more important that the look of the blog itself, but would you take me seriously if I had a Hannah Montana look here? I wouldn't. I think the big problem is that I want this space to be me, but at the same time, I want to be normal. Well, guess what...I'M NOT NORMAL. Normal is my dad, and I don't want to be my dad.

It's almost like that I'm still searching for my identity. It's strange in a way. I want a my blog to look like I fit in, but at the same time, I want to be unique. Needless to say, I'll never be happy with my template.

Odds are this represents me. I don't know if I'll ever be happy with how I look. I'm a fat guy, we're talking tubby here. We're talking "beeping sound comes from my ass when I walk backwards" kind of tubby. Well to be honest, I can sit in one seat on a plane, so perhaps I'm not that bad.

Bottom line it's all about self esteem and how we're suppose to "fit in". It reminds me of the dad who made the comment "aren't those posters too expensive" to his son at the Con last year when he was really saying "why are you wasting your money on that crap". I kept wanting to say "just because you don't fucking get it, doesn't give you the right to look down on the rest of us". I really wanted to smack that guy. Hell he shouldn't have been to the Con in the first place.

So needless to say, expect another change here soon. Maybe even by the time you read anyone is coming around on a regular basis anymore. I did blogfade after all, with a whopping 21 post for all of 2009. I'm ashamed of that fact, so i strive to do better.

So wish my luck, and perhaps with the new template, I will get back into the blogging mode, but then again, 2 post in 2 days isn't so bad.

My 2 Bytes

Monday, January 25, 2010

The couch can wait.

I was planning to blog before now....but...dammit there is goes again. I was going to write something. I had no idea what the write about and then BOOM. The idea, or lack of idea is going.

Now I'm not saying that I haven't had blogging ideas. In fact I've had many, but to actually sit down and start writing, that has become easier than it sounds. I need a new couch at home, and I should buy one, but I'm too cheap to do it. Heck, I have the cash to do it today...but that money is for my trip to London in August. What's more important, a new couch or going to London for a week? If you said a new couch then your WRONG.

Now I can see my mom and dad saying "you really should spend the money on a new couch, you old couch has had it, and it would be more practical for you to get the couch instead of spending the money on a silly trip". Ok they wouldn't be that bad, but they would get the couch instead of going to London. I, on the other hand want to see the world. I want to experience life, and the world around it. This from someone who spends almost every night on that same friggin couch playing videogames, so yes I do see the irony.

I've put so much planning for my trip, and I've been asking Vics where the best area is for me to stay. She did offer me her home, but I can't impose, and I fear her bloke running around showing off his ass and screaming "BABOON." I couldn't make that up if I tried, but I have made up some crazy stuff.

Right now, I've already picked a hotel, and unless there's a seat sale when I book, I've picked my flight. it will be a long day, and I hope I'll be able to get some sleep on the plane for the 14 hours of flying time. I've picked the cheapest flight possible. Well second cheapest, I'm avoiding the US on this trip (no offense), but I do have a stopover in ICELAND.

I'm going to Iceland!!! Now it could be argued that since I'm not actually leaving the airport, just transferring to another plane that I'm not actually going to Iceland. Well to the people who would make that argument, I ask this "Have you ever been to Iceland? No?" THEN SCREW YOU. I'm going to be in Iceland. It counts PPPPHHHTTTT.

I'm hoping that I'll be able to mail postcard from the airport because how cool would it be for my friends to get a postcard from Iceland? I'm looking forward to London as well. After all, it's one of the world's greatest cities (isn't it?), but there's some appeal to Iceland.

I don't have too many other details on the London trip. I just hope I have better luck in being able to blog about London, than I did in Chicago. I blogged at the airport. That was it. The Calgary airport. Wish me luck with that.

My 2 Bytes

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pat Robertson is the most despicable person EVER

I think we all know about the horrible events which have happened in Haiti. The whole country has been decimated by a 7.0 Earthquake. Relief is being sent from all over the world. From the United States to China, which is on the other side of the planet. We all look at these events and want to do something to help. At least I'd like to think so. Well except for a selfish few who are more interested in pursuing their own agenda.

As everyone else with a heart would look at a way to help the people of Haiti, Pat Robertson talks how this disaster is God punishing innocent people for something that supposedly happened in the 19th century. He talks about the people of Haiti making a pack with the devil over 100 years ago. Now even if this was true, which I doubt, because my God is a loving God who loved us so much that he would send his only son down to earth to free us from our sins, and yes I'm Catholic. God would not punish the decadents of people who have allegedly made a pact with the devil.

Now I'm not the most religious person out there. I don't pray much, but I do try to do some things to help mankind. I currently make donations from both jobs for different charities, and I can see myself making a donation to the Red Cross for the Haiti Relief effort, but I'm not going to go on and comments online, or on television about how the people of Haiti deserved the disaster that has fallen on them, and it's not like life was good there beforehand.

What really engages me is how Pat Robertson can claim to be a man of God and yet spit out this venom towards innocent people who have nothing. How can he claim to be a man of God? Quite simply, I think he can't. I feel that he's a fake. A fraud. He is not a man of God. All he cares about is himself and his selfish agenda, and one day, and it will happen soon, he will have to answer to God for what he has said.


I'm reasonably confident that Jesus would not approve of his remarks.

Now to be fair I've heard (but cannot confirm, that his charity is donating aid and money to the people of Haiti (I can't find a quote, but I've heard it on TV news coverage), but I'm sure that someone else doing, but a least the money people donate to him is going to a good cause.

I want to end with this. We are now in the 21st Century, and there is no longer a need for the hateful speech that people like Pat Robertson, and Osama Bin Ladin (yes I'm putting them in the same group). Your hate disguised as religious rhetoric has no place in this world. Go away somewhere and shut the fuck up.

My 2 Bytes.