Sunday, October 31, 2010

Random Musings

I am so tired. So so so tired. Dear Buttons, please give me the strength to make it to Election Day. All the 50-60 hour weeks are really beginning to take a very serious toll on me. I'm not sure I have the strength.

There's a bunch of shit I've seen/heard lately that has amused me, although I wonder how funny it really is since these days I see everything through the lens of fatigue. For example:

The other day manz and I were talking to our roommate about movies (he's a hardcore movie nerd, his movie nerddom far outpaces any movie nerd I've ever known except for one.) and we were trying to figure out the answer to something and we ended up IMDB-ing Guy Ritchie. As it turns out he's working on something called Excalibur. I facepalmed and asked the sky if it could please please please not be a corny take on Arthurian legend because I think we've had just about enough of those, thank you very much. Manz and the roommate decided on who the casting should be:


Excalibur's cast:

Brad Pitt as Arthur
Jason Statham as Lancelot
Angelina Jolie as Guinivere
Vinnie Jones as Merlin
Gerard Butler as Lancelot's squire
Madonna as Morgana

This had me dying, just picturing the lineup. I know Guy Ritchie wouldn't be quite THAT ridiculous...would he?


This photo I found very disturbing for some reason:
 A friend had it on his FB page and the caption was: "My sister doesn't like teddy bears." I found out later that thankfully his sister is a teenager. It's still disturbing, though.


Now this next thing had me DYING. Just DYING. I saw it on Reddit, and the caption was just: "I bet you've raged about at least ONE of these things before." I think almost ALL of them have made me rage and want to break things, but there were a few that I never came across. I haven't played Spyro or Elder Scrolls or Prince of Persia. I do remember my first gamer rage moment when I was 10 )after we had FINALLY gotten NES after everyone on the block had had it forever before we did). I know you all know it and remember it yourselves: "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!"

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm Such A Fucking Liberal Hippie Tree Hugging Communist Socialist Fag


...Or at least that's what they tell me.

WARNING: ANGRY TL;DR rant ahead.

I know you've already seen me talk about making sure to go out and vote during these midterm elections, but seriously, I need to break it down here as to why I'm pissed about these elections.

First of all one of the reasons why I love working for a labor union is because it's an organization that has ideals that are similar to mine. Yes, I'm a fairly progressive liberal on most things, and sometimes even a little too crazy for some progressives. There are a few things that I'm not liberal on, and that's kind of typical of the way I am. I'm usually always in the middle of everything, just swinging back and forth from one end to another - mostly because I like to think I'm self-reflective and able to listen to people who might have opinions completely different than mine because I might learn something.

Anyhow. So yeah, I do support things like, oh, I don't know, civil rights for everyone, and hey, guess what, the poor and needy aren't invisible to me, and I believe crazy shit like the rich don't need to be richer while the rest of us get poorer. Are you with me? Or have you decided I'm an anarchist yet? So basically Meg Whitman can suck my non-existent left nut, because seriously, she doesn't give a shit about real people, she cares about power, and her own interests, and giving her friends the homie hookup. Seriously? 401ks for all public employees? For what? Just to put money in the pockets of people on Wall Street. Fuck that. And fuck Arnold Schwarzenegger. Releasing a state budget that does nothing but make cuts to education, programs that help special needs and mentally ill children as well as cutting out programs the counties provide that employ thousands of people? Fuck him. This is not to say that Jerry Brown is going to be better or that I like him or that people should vote for him, but for fuck's sake people, don't vote for Meg Whitman. I'm probably going to write my own name in and check that off. Yes, you really can do that.

Moving on down to local politics. Now I come to the County Board of Supervisors. They're elected officials, and in SD County our Board makes all the decisions for all the county employees. They vote on their contract (that determines their working conditions and wages), they decide whether or not to privatize, whether or not to layoff people or find other ways to resolve their budget. Typically the current Board has done nothing but pass the cuts on the budget from the state on, so despite the fact that they have money that could help resolve the cuts, they just vote for layoffs. Here's where I get to shit that really pisses me off:

If you know this as a county employee, and you know that our current Governor released a budget that will probably mean the end of your job, but you knew that you could vote out some of the current Board members on Election Day...then WHY WOULD YOU NOT GO VOTE? It is so infuriating to me that people actually DO NOT care. I am so tired of hearing people say "I'm just glad I have a job." Never before have 7 words pissed me off so much. In local elections your vote matters SO MUCH more than in the national elections. Every vote really does count. And if you knew you could do something to influence something like, say, your job or your wages, why would you NOT do it? So much of my job these days is trying to make people care about shit that they SHOULD care about but they don't. That's so disappointing sometimes because people are just so beat down these days, and they just take it. They don't rise up and get angry, they're just depressed. Malcolm X said a couple of things that I feel fit this situation:

"A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything."
and
"Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change."

For fuck's sake, people...get MAD! Get angry! If you hate the fact that your wages suck and that your working conditions are awful, well fucking DO something about them then! Don't sit on your ass and wait for someone else to do it for you.

That's what I've wanted to say to the people I represent. And to the rest of you, if you're mad about shit you see, if you don't like the way things are going, well then by God (or whoever you believe in) you have the power to go and do something about it. SO DO IT.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lesbians Should Be Biologically Allowed to Have Children. Yes, really.

You know what made me think of this shit? Love. Yeah, that's right, love. 'Cause my new husband really loves me, and I have proof of this from the other day:

Say Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johannson were lesbians. I'll give you a few moments to think about that or fap to it, whichever. In case you've forgotten what they look like:

Scarlett Johannson


Natalie Portman


Now, so they have sex and one of them gets pregnant and they produce a daughter. Now fast forward twenty years:


HELL YES.

PS. Sorry guys. This is the kind of shit you get that comes out of my brain when I'm tired and/or sick. At the moment it's both.

My Thoughts On the Banksy Movie: THAT SHIT WAS AWESOME YOU GO WATCH IT NAO








no, srsly, go watch it nao!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Politricks

Hey, remember that time like practically a couple years ago when there were these redneck fucktards calling themselves members of the Tea Party that  actually decided to take Faux News a step further and bring a whole new meaning to neo-conservative? Remember how we laughed at those racist, close minded ignorant sons of motherless goats and said they'd get nowhere?

HA HA HA! Ha! Ha! Ha. 

You know, back when the Tea Party movement started, sure, I laughed. But my laughter was tinged with a hint of desperation, because although I have little to no faith in humanity, although I know firsthand what the middle of the country thinks like, I thought that SURELY such racist, ignorant, hateful ideology SURELY couldn't be that pervasive, could it? Could it? It could. And it is. And the Democrats becoming more desperate and scared and with their balls shrinking by the day, this movement is starting to really scare me. All my threats of needing to move in 2012 if Sarah Palin (or someone else of her ilk) actually became a legitimate contender for the Presidency or other high powered office are suddenly looming closer.

Jan Brewer in Arizona? Carly Fiorina in CALIFORNIA? Sharron Angle in Nevada? Christine O'Donnell in Delaware? This shit is scary, people. Please, please, PLEASE. If you're not registered to vote, please do so. If you are registered to vote, please for the love of sanity please go out and vote on November 2nd. Do some research on candidates in your area, the city councilmen, the county supervisors, because those people make a huge difference where we work and live, too. If you want something to change and are pissed about how things are in your area, then use your power and go vote. Your vote means SO much more in local elections than you might be aware of.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I like big butts...

And I cannot lie.


I love that Nike went with this ad with the misspelling and everything. Because it's fucking awesome. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Excuses, Excuses. And artfaggotry!

So as I've said before I've been pretty fucking swamped at work. It's been pretty consistent with around 60 hours a week, working 6 days a week. Painful as fuck because I don't think I've ever worked this much in my life. I will say though, that I STILL love my job, which I have never been able to say after working 6 months at a place - usually I know I hate it by the time 5 or 6 months rolls around. The one thing that sucks is that I haven't gone out to do much of anything because I work on the weekend. I don't go out Friday nights because I work Saturdays fairly early. Well, I did that once around my birthday and that shit was SUPER UGLY. (No Dr. Dre) And what's the point of going out on Saturdays because I worked that day and usually am tired as fuck by Saturday night.

This has really cramped my internet nerd lifestyle as well as my postings on this blog. I've barely played much of the new Madden, mostly because I've been watching SO MANY football games or as much as I can during my short times of respite in between my working hours. Stupid fantasy football! *shakes fist at creators of fantasy football*

The good news is that after elections are over next month I'll be able to take my life back again and restart the rewrite of my thesis. I've actually have a long TL;DR post on my netbook I need to transfer over to my laptop, it's one of my old school ones where I went on long semi-educated rants about shit that pissed me off on a more philosophical level. I think maybe only Pago and Dart Adams remember those.

Anyhow, enough of the excuses. I'm going to try to step up my game here on this blog, 'cause I've got tons of pron to share and a lot of shit I need to talk to get off my chest.

Here's something EVERYONE must check out if you know of the great Banksy. He did this intro for The Simpsons that is just fucking awesome. None of the cleaner versions had embedding, but if you want to see a cleaner one just check You Tube. (Oh, I also have some discussion to post about his movie as well...but I'll get to that later.)