Friday, June 25, 2010

Exploded Brain Matter and a Friday

I don't like to hate people, things, etc.  But that doesn't mean that their isn't stuff that makes my head want to explode brain matter. Inspired by Tosh.0's new "I Hate" segments I have created my own list of dislikes, but first...

Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0): I Hate Video


(or things I dislike)
(in blog form because I just don't do vlogging)

Tangled Wires/Hangers - they need a quick release button because the Tangles Hanger Dance is only fun for so long...

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Liars/Dishonesty/Misleading - shut the heck up and tell people the truth all you habitual least TRY. This list includes: BP, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, most media, most of the government and lots, and lots, of everyday people...and all the usual suspects - not to be confused with THE Usual Suspects (my insane group of friends).
Glenn Back (see: Liars/Dishonesty) (really, no explanation should be necessary)
Emotionally Unavailable Men - there is nothing wrong with having feelings, talking about your feelings or crying for that matter.  Really, grow a pair already because a real man (in my opinion) can be emotional and emotionally available.
Banana Slugs - I've walked on sidewalks covered with them - it is very unsettling.
Waiting - for almost anything

Rude/Selfish/Ignorant People - I'll combine theses because I have found that, generally, they go hand-in-hand. Like the angry guy in the grocery store yelling at the new cashier and being downright rude.  Take a deep breath dude. Think about someone else for once - don't act like your the only one that exists. This list includes: (see list for 'Liars/Dishonesty/Misleading')

People Eating My Favourite Foods Without An Inventory Update - seriously if you're gonna eat all my saltines at least tell me, so when I want some I don't have to find any empty box and be sad; or don't disguise the last tube of them (that you opened by the way)so when I pull them out of the cupboard half of them fall to the floor.  This makes me sad.  It's not just the Saltines.
Justin Beiber - it all started when I saw him on a Late Night with Jimmy Fallons saying he wants Check Norris to play him in "the" movie about his life, he may be Canadian [and I have a fondess for them] but this kid makes me want to punch him in his stupid smug face - stop singing about crap your too young to know about and get the hair out of your face.  Man, I just want to kick at him.
                         Beiber on Jimmy Fallon
(a little after the second minute the douchiness begins)

I guess that's a good list...there may be a second edition in the future.  
"Things I Dislike", inspired by Tosh.0,and the day of Friday. Brought to you by this song, which rocks; and actually isn't really brought to you by me, or them, seeing as I don't own the song and they don't know me. 
It's FRIDAY!!!

I Hate Everyone by Say Anything

P.S. I don't hate everyone but I do love this song!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

As Predicted: Stellar BP "Reporting"

At the beginning of the month I posted an entry in response to BPs purchase of key search terms in Google and Yahoo search engines: BP Attempts to Clean up the Oil...On the Information Highway.

As predicted and like so much pointless jabber, the BP "journalist" is taking care of not reporting on what is happening but rather describes fantasy imagery while ignoring the facts

When you do an internet search for things like "gulf spill" don't be surprised if you have to dig a little deeper to find out what's going on; of course the other options it to read/watch reports like these to find out "how BP is helping!" and be left with beautiful (false) imagery. After all it's only a life supporting's not like it's important what's happening...
Nothing makes me feel like "surrendering to some meditation" like "huge onshore facilities" 

oooo look - dancing oil skimmers!  So beautiful...


What a bunch of B.S.
It makes me want to cuss...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yawning: Your Brains Cooling System?

A couple of weeks ago a friend told me he has heard/read that yawning is actually your brains way of colling off.  At the time I laughed at the idea, I may have even told him that it was silly.

Last night while laying in bed, the usual reel of random thoughts rushing through my brain, it occurred to me that he may be right.  I began to think of the many occasions in which I find myself yawning: after I bike; when I've been busy all day working/thinking; After I have been reading a book; after I have eaten a meal and my body begins the process of digestion.  When one yawns they assume it is because they are simply tired; thinking no further into the real process or reason for yawning.

If you look at the human body as a functioning computer and your brain as a mainframe, then yawning to cool off your brain makes a whole lot of sense.  

So after a long day at work, when your brain has been taxed to the max (I only wrote the sentence like that because 'tax' and 'max' rhyme, and that makes me laugh) it's only natural to think that a day of high level performance has overheated your brain (mainframe), and it needs to be cooled down; just like after any high level functioning activity.

Now if you yawn after reading my entries I'll know it's because your brain is overheating from the excitement of my literary prowess...hahaha 

Random evening babble.

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Video Post: Bible In a Minute

A Conversation - #1

Conversation I had yesterday while walking out of grocery store chain:

Me: "I'm so tired of this"
Significant Other: "Tired of what"
Me: "Everything.  This.  Everything."
Significant Other: "Are you breaking up with me?!"
Me: "Yes.  I am breaking up with you while we are walking out of the SuperStore (grocery stores name)... No.  I'll wait until we get home."

The woman walking in front of us thought this was humorous, so maybe somebody else will.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Poetry Archives

It's another rain day today, this year seems like all we get is rain.

Recently I have become inspired to start writing again, this time focusing on stories about my life, journaling and opinion pieces for this blog.

If you are new to my blog I recommend reading a recent entry: 'My Weight Loss Story: Almost 100# in 9 Months.'; It will give you a small insight on the person I was prior to my temporary cessation from writing.

This morning I posted a series of poetry archives written between the ages of about 15 to 25.  To say I am not nervous about sharing very personal thoughts and feeling from my life would be an understatement.  For those who read it - enjoy.

Todays picture of serenity:

Eleuthera Island, Bahamas 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Blogging Update!

I am still around.  
While I slowly lose my mind over the state of the world and the state of my mind, I am also working on salvaging blog entries from my disastrous blog move of a couple of weeks ago.  

I will be attempting to restore all of my photos and links.

Meanwhile here is a picture to keep you occupied:

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BP Attempts to Clean up the Oil...On the Information Highway.

In a bold move today to clean up their image, instead of focusing on the spill, BP bought Google and Yahoo search words and phrases that contain the word "oil”, and other terms related to the oil spill and cleanup in the golf such as “oil spill" and "gulf disaster".

It makes sense: If you can't stop the oil from gushing from the depths of the earth, or clean it, or your image, up fast enough, then cover up the traces on the information highway.

What buying search terms means is that when the words or phrases are entered into search engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.), the top results will be websites and information owned and produced by BP. It won't happen right away, but over the span of the next few months you'll find less “negative” coverage and more coverage on “learn[ing] more about how BP is helping”. Last I checked leaking oil for 50 days straight into the Gulf of Mexico was not “helping”; and is it “helping” if it's their fault?

BP cites make[ing] information on the spill more accessible to the public.” and providing “key links to information on filing claims, reporting oil on the beach and signing up to volunteer” as the top motives behind the purchase of the search terms and words. One can't help but wonder if the motive goes further.

Will they tell the truth, even if it's going to make them look bad?

If you've watched coverage you know the media has accused BP of downplaying the oil spill and its effects on the environment and the people. In addition BP doesn't have a clue about a lot of what going on, for example the actual rate of the oil leak; though Tony Hayward, BP Chief Executive Officer has more recently put the potential leak rate at 60,000 barrels a day. This means to date there has been an estimated 3 million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. That's 126 million gallons (477 million litres). They also don't know how long it will continue to spew. A recent estimate is Christmas, according to Dan Pickering, head of research at Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., an energy investment company in Houston Texas.
Reflecting on BP’s latest PR tactic, marketing company executive Scott Slatin tells the Fiscal Times, “While we have seen corporations use search engine marketing to sway opinions[...] this is the first time I have seen a company use this tactic on such a wide scale. And it is very effective, because BP gets its message, ‘Learn more about how BP is helping,’ atop almost every Google search permutation related to the spill.” (

Some reporters, news outlets, bloggers and let's face it, regular people, question the ethics of BP buying out the search terms and effectively controlling the information we are exposed to. It will be rather cathartic, if you think about it. Instead of being faced with things like the ugly truth, the scarey facts and peoples opinions when we search for information; we will instead be handed a neat little “look-at-us-we-are-not-so-bad. We're helping!” BP public relations package. Open up wide.

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