Monday, December 21, 2009

Blu-Ray: thumbs down.

I watched a blu-ray film last night. I seriously couldn't get into the movie for one reason: I didn't feel like I was watching a movie. Watching blu-ray is too realistic for me. Apparently, some of my friends feel the same way, so it's good to know I'm not alone. When I was watching one of the scenes, they were panning out as a car burned. Normally, I would have just been watching a movie of a car burning. On the blu-ray though, I was simply watching a car burn and people scatter on a movie set. I got the sensation I was watching a directors cut with behind the scenes footage on how the movie was made, or something. So, as a result, I will be watching poor quality films now.

Chrismas is much different these days...

I hung out with my little brother Tim, the other day. As usual, he seemed pretty focused on lusting after things (his attention is usually focused on obtaining something, rather than enjoying the present moment). I was the same way when I was a kid. Being an only child, my parents spoiled the hell out of me. Back then, everything you could ever dream of was purchasable for under $100. My happiness, just like Tim's now, depended on wanting something, getting it, being entertained for awhile, then wanting something else. It was a vicious cycle that was eventually broken around sixteen when I realized my parents didn't have the pocketbooks for my desires.

I've been sober from that mode of happiness for quite sometime, and I'm trying to show Tim the light to obtaining all that "stuff". I've found peace and joy in just simply being alive. I don't need anything really to be happy, and content. As a result, this has changed my outlook on Christmas, compared to the typical American tradition of the holiday season, and when I was a child. Back then, it was all about waking the parents at 5:00 AM to open gifts. This year I'll be getting a truly awesome gift that can't be bought with cash. I'm going to see my only living grandparent for the first time in about eight years. :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

George Bush Should Kick Michael Moore's Fat Arse

Back in 2005, when I first became politically charged, I joined this facebook group (blog title). Somehow, just like the Republican Party of Pontotoc County, I managed to take it over without even trying. I was just going through my facebook groups, when I stumbled upon this old gem. Many of the people who were members then, are still in the group, so I sent the following message for some personal entertainment:

"Back when this group was created in 2005, the presidency of G.W. Bush was still fairly young. Now that the fat lady has sung, the George Bush Administration has successfully done as much damage to America as Bill O'Rilley and Glenn Beck are claiming the Obama Administration is currently doing.

I guess I was just scared at the time that America was due for another attack, so I supported him, but the Bush Administration weakened our currency by doubling the nation's debt, and took away more of our temporary privileges as citizens (i don't call them rights, because rights aren't rights if they can be taken away). None of those things are truly conservative. Another thing, the great pastor Ted Haggard who worked with the Bush Administration, and held weekly prayer meetings with them, told some friends of mine, personally, that Clinton Administration funded the evangelical Christian movement better than Bush Admin. ever did.

Not only did Bush break the law, he also broke many of our ultimate father's Ten Commandants. If you're wondering what some of them are, just go read the Ten Commandments and think about it for 10 minutes. It was a sad 8 years as a hardcore conservative. Really nothing besides transferring wealth to top was the only thing the Bush Administration stood for, Republican wise. You can't blame the man though. He tried, but simply just failed miserably. All the blame really can't go on his shoulders though, but should be equally dispersed to influential members of his unconstitutional and sometimes demon possessed administration.

Looking back, I can't believe I even thought McCain '08 had a chance. Bush had the lowest approval rating of any president in U.S. History; and McCain offered nothing different, as he voted in line with Bush 95% of the time. What will 2012 bring? Who knows, but hopefully some critical thinking from us Republicans.


Ryan McMahan
Former Pontotoc County Chairman of the Republican Party during Bush's later years

Sunday, November 22, 2009

American Culture, Public Education, Politics, and its Relation: by George Carlin

George Carlin never claimed to have any solution for certain social and political issues, but he had no problem telling people how things were. This video is no exception. Carlin literally summed up books of information in this skit, tired it all together, and delivered it in less than five minutes. One of my favorite aspects of this rant is that it focuses attention beyond the left vs. right political paradigm, and towards the up vs. down spectrum. Carlin's words fail to paint a rosy picture, and it's not an optimistic way of viewing things - but it is the truth. Everything said in this skit can be factually proven at one level or another. Now there is a bright side to all of this. Once everyone wakes up, things might begin to change!


On a side note: I'm just posting this for people who may have never seen it that find it as interesting, and eye-opening as me. I'm trying to throw in the towel on posting political links, because even if I post a news article here and there - supporting a cause that I favor - it's still not going to change anything.

When there's something political going on that doesn't register with me, like the support of Billionaires for Wealthcare, I have to just sit back, remind myself what George said in this video, and just become a spectator.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Screw watching the Blue Moon

Everyone I know is out watching the new moon movie. Even friends that don't particularly care to watch it, have called and invited me to go watch it. I guess when there's enough hype about something, people want to check it out.

Anyways, I don't need to go waste $5 dollars on a movie when I can watch stuff like this on YouTube, for free. Also, I would like to post this on facebook, but since i've already posted something today, I don't really want to be a post whore.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Short Film

It's been awhile since I've posted anything. I came across this short film, and thought it was worthy of sharing.

Friday, November 6, 2009

First day at McDonalds

I think this is the first journal style entry blog I've ever typed, but here it goes. I just completed my first day at McDonalds, which is my first job after receiving my Bachelors Degree. I basically wanted to work there, just to experience a type of job clients of mine in the future will have experienced their entire lives. And honestly, I think if my options were to work at a job like McDonalds for 20 years, or be homeless, I would go with being homeless. Not that I would want to be homeless, but deep down inside, I have a strong feeling that's what I would choose. That, or live at my parents house as long as possible. Anyways, as far as how the job went. It lasted long, but it felt short. I was basically flipping burgers all day, but not really since the technology is so advanced these days you don't even have to flip them. Just set them down, press a button, and wait. It was actually pretty fun. I met some cool people working there. I also learned some Spanish. I learned how to say the words, "quarter pounder, my name is, thank you, and hamburger." The shift definitely went to a 90% hispanic crew towards the later hours. One guy was named Jesus, which I thought was pretty awesome. He kept saying I looked familiar. Then we made the connection that I had seen him at his previous job, La Fiesta about a thousand times, which is a super kick ass mexican food joint in Ada. I actually told Jesus, for every 5 dollars I spend at McDonalds, I probably spend 200 at La Fiesta. He thought that was funny. There was also another fella I hung out with the last few hours that has apparently worked nearly all the fast food joints in Ada. I'll just call him John Doe. He said he dropped out of high school, and he currently has a kid. He was giving me pointers on how to be a stud and attract the ladies. His tips were to, "keep it fresh," by keeping the hi-gene up, and the clothes looking sharp. Then you gotta spit the game, and act all interested in the lady, even if you're only interested in one thing, and even if you don't know her name. Apparently that's the sign of a true player. To fornicate with someone whos name you don't even know. Once I get to know this fella a little bit better I'm going to find out if he uses condoms. I doubt he does. Hopefully he doesn't have another kid because then he may have to work as much as Jesus. Jesus works 18 hours a day, and only sleeps 4 to 5 hours. He has two jobs. I asked him why all the work. He said he's saving up for an awesome sports car so he can bypass all of John Doe's romance tips, and attract the ladies with a big shiny fast chunk of metal. It's amazing how powerful testosterone is. I think so many people do things just for sex. Get certain jobs for sex, buy things they can't afford for sex, just all sorts of stuff. Personally, I'd rather sacrifice getting laid a bunch, than work 18 hours a day. To me, 18 hours of work for 2 minutes worth of pleasure ain't worth it! Anyways, My values are just so different from the average American consumer. I'd much rather do things I enjoy, then work my arse off at a job that feels like a job, just to buy something I don't need. Another thing I thought about was slavery. I think slavery still exists. It's just wrapped in the illusion of freedom, and minimum wadges. People get paid just enough to keep the system running, as well as just enough to be enslaved by debt. I'm getting so tired I can't go into detail with that thought, but I think this picture below sums it up well. I think it would be cool, if instead of raising people in society to be as rich as possible, at all costs, which is what our system pounds into our head from day one; maybe we should focus more on raising citizens with compassion for one another. I love capitalism, by the way. It's a great system, when people morally behave properly; but they don't. They become greedy, which cause the system to fail. Then government has to step in, and has to start running things. Take for example the health care bill. A lot of people are bitching about the word socialism. I hate to inform these people, but if the insurance companies weren't raking in billions of dollars while simultaneously screwing millions of people, we wouldn't be in this mess to begin with. Either way, I'm confident that whichever bill passes, it will be more geared towards the interests of wealth business interests, than the overall well being of American citizens. Also, one more thing. I saw on Fox news this morning that the psychic business in America is apparently booming. Even employment for psychics are rising, according to the training schools. Basically, people are giving other people in weird costumes loads of money to tell them about their finances. Well, guess what. I got a prediction right here, and I didn't even go to a training camp. I'm gonna predict that due to Americas overall ignorance, millions of Americans are going to lose thousands of dollars by handing over their money to psychics, just to ask a few simple questions. Maybe, instead of wondering about the future. These people should just observe the past.

Also, for my own amusement, my future plans are:

To tell the Mitch Hedberg Sesame Seed Bun joke.

And to sing somebody this song, and tell them I wrote it after my fictitious divorce, and multipal police encounters. Then tell them a great man by the name of Ronwell Quincy Dobbs wrote it.