Monday, September 27, 2010

Frustration Level.... 7.9

Interesting conversation today. Well, interesting in a pull-whats-left-of-my-hair-out sort of way. And interesting considering where I work and the type of people that frequent the place.

I met someone who doesn't vote.

"Okay", thinks I. "Why not?"

"I don't care to." hmmm.....

When pressed, she finally gave me these reasons (in no particular order);
  1. I don't want to learn about all that stuff.
  2. None of it is relevant to me.
  3. My opinion doesn't count for that much. (Yes, she said opinion.)

Wow. Since I couldn't tell her what I thought of those reasons to her face, I get to take the chicken way and blog about them. I know, lucky you.

Here goes.

Reason one: Wow, how unimaginably lazy of you. Don't want to learn about all that stuff. Great, so... you just want someone to tell you which lever to pull and thats good enough for you. Congratulations! YOU ARE THE REASON WE'RE IN THE MESS WE'RE IN NOW! Thanks for playing, we have some nice parting gifts for you off stage.

Reason Two: She expanded on this reason by saying she happy living in her little corner and everyone can leave her alone since she's not bugging anyone else. Really, you think none of this is relevant to you? You want to know how not relevant it is to you? Look at your paycheck. See all that withholding? You realize you're working till late May every year just to pay for the DIRECT taxes that the government takes out? If the Bush "tax cuts" are allowed to expire, you'll be working till the end of June. Literally 50% of your pay will be taken by the government. Tell me how that's not relevant to you?

You know what? All this talk about flat rate or fair or just plain tax reform. Throw it out the window. What I want is a law that says the government can no long do withholding and everyone must write a check every month for what they have to pay in taxes. That more than anything else will bring about tax reform. The second people start actually seeing how much their losing they'll get pissed. Trust me.

Reason Three: Your vote doesn't really count for that much. That has got to be the most self-centered, egotistical, narcissistic thing I've heard since the last presidential address. You wont vote because your opinion doesn't count for that much. Guess what Princess Lookatme, your "opinion" counts for just as much as MY opinion. I wouldn't want it any other way. No, that's not entirely true, I want my opinion to count for more than yours, but that opens up the door for all sorts of political shenanigans and we don't want that. If you think your opinion is so fucking important that it should really REALLY count for more... Guess what, fuck you. I don't want you voting. We've got way to many narcissists in politics now.

Ultimately though, voting is a privilege. Everyone is free to not exercise that privilege if they so choose. But if you don't vote, don't bitch to me about what life hands you.

QoTD: Old Man Edition.

Overheard today:

That reminds me of a comment my grandfather, who was a pilot during the dubya
dubya tew, in regards to how downed pilots were expected to arm themselves in
enemy territory.

"You'd have a nine'een eleven with 5 bullets and whatever rifle was carried by the first dumbass that had the misfortune of finding you..." He told me that German rations tasted funny, but they had solid gear.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Education and WTF?

I was pointed to this news article today at

University Undead? Students Study Zombies in New Course.

The payoff is farther down the article when they give examples of other courses offered by universities around the country.

And in a larger context, Blumberg’s zombie class aligns well with a spate of other offbeat courses at universities across the country. At Georgetown University, students have the option of enrolling in the “Philosophy and Star Trek” course. Students at Bowdoin College in Maine can take classes called “The Souls of Animals” and “Tolkien’s Middle Ages.”

In 2007, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s comparative media studies program began offering a course titled “American Pro Wrestling.” The same department also offered a course in 2008 exploring American soap operas.
Srsly?!?! They get to study the philosophy of Star Trek? Soap Operas? Don't get me wrong, I will admit to spending more than one night of my geekdom on Star Trek. But I did it for the sheer enjoyment of it and not for college credit. I think that was very magnanimous of me.

Hey, I've got some ideas for college classes. How about....

Your life and Reality.
Determining Relevance to Life
What color is the sky in your world?

or for Masters Level work

You know all those stupid courses on Oprah and Soap Operas you took? They won't help you now.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Aaarrr Me Matey's....

It be that season again. Batten down yer hatches, shiver yer timbers... and clean up that parrot dookie will ya?!?


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gratuitous knife pr0n

We did a big order from Ka-Bar and the box-o-fun came in today. These are what I got as well as a neck knife that I'm wearing.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

burning books

Today I burned a copy of the Koran.

Yeap, I found a .pdf version and burned it to CD.

I'm waiting for the Imam's to declare a fatwah against me. (or would that be for me?)


Never forget.

And fuck you Obmama administration. It's is NOT a day of service. If anything it should be a day of rage.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Who's a better Christian.

Apparently that question is flying around the news and blogosphere. Who's a better Christian, our president or Glenn Beck.


Okay, for the record Glenn Beck is a Mormon. And none of the recognized Christian religions like Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, etc. recognise Mormons as Christian. So, Glenn Beck is disqualified for that.

And also for the record, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with being Mormon. Its just that's the way it is.

Also, in my opinion the Great 0 is disqualified as well. He's really too narcissistic to have any god other than himself. So, he's out.

So for that great question, who's a better Christian, Glenn Beck or BObmama? Neither.

Now if you were to ask who was more religious, that's a tougher one. I'd go with Obmama, because he spends all day every day worshiping at the altar that is himself. No one can beat that.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ripples in a pond.

Yesterday, evening to be more specific, after the place I work at closed, the owner took his own life.

He suffocated himself in his car behind one of the 100m carbine bays.

No one can make sense of what happened. I suspect that no one will.

We gathered today to discuss what happened and what little facts were available.

It is not for me to make judgements or conjecture about the act or the reasons behind it. My thoughts and prayers go out to those he left behind, both at home and at work.