Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Trying Out Office 2007

I gots me the new Office 2007, and MAN is it an awesome upgrade! I'm lovin' the new interface, as well as the overall feel of the program. It's about damn time Microsoft made Word look kickass. I was seriously gettin' tired of the old ass interface that Microsoft has kept around since forever. It's definitely a step up from Office XP, and even Office 2003.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

This Guy Knows His Stuff

Watch this video and gaze in awe at the sheer wisdom of this guy. He is one of the few that doesn't buy into Starbuck's bullcrap.
It's about damn time SOMEONE says something about the sheer stupidity that is Starbucks. Seriously. IT'S ONLY COFFEE. GET A GRIP PEOPLE. I can name at least three people that go to Starbucks all the damn time, and the fact that they're wasting money DAILY just so they can say, "I got a Starbucks today". IT'S ONLY COFFEE. Oops, I said that already, but it does bare repeating. Just let that sink into your trendy, black mock turtleneck wearing, wanna be artsy dumbass selves, because it's the truth. Seriously, I'm a graphic designer, and I've NEVER wanted to go to Starbucks. Why? Because I cannot possibly justify spending that much money for a damn cup of coffee, no matter how wonderful it may be.

Monday, May 22, 2006

DaVinci Code, ShmaVinci Code

If I see another stupid ass commercial about the dumbest movie/ book to come along in a good long while, I'm gonna go blow up the damn theaters they're showing this crapfest in. Why do I feel so strongly against this dumbass movie/ book? Because it's nothing but a bunch of CRAP. All Dan Brown has succeeded in doing is writing a dumbass book that's full of more fallacies than anything out there. One such fallacy involves Dan's theory that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. Why is this a fallacy? Because Jesus is the Son of God, and because of this truth and fact, Jesus was about His Father's business, and He was so focused on what God told him to do that NOTHING could sway Him from His purpose. He knew why He was here on earth. He had no time to get all involved with marrying Mary Magdalene, and besides that truth, He loved Mary with a SPIRITUAL love, not a physical love, or "lust", as it is more commonly known. TRUE love is spiritual, and can be embraced by any person seeking it, because God IS love, and whoever seeks God will find Him. If anyone who reads this wants to know more fallacies in the DaVinci Code, then I suggest they ask God, because NOONE should read the book or see the movie without having a strong relationship with God through His Son Jesus, otherwise they could be led astray by some bullcrap lies propagated by Dan Brown to make people believe all the wrong crap he wrote in that dumbass book.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Peace & Harmony

There's something I've been thinking alot about lately. It's the fact that every single person in the whole wide world wants peace on earth, but too many of them want for everyone else to do what they want them to do. They all want for people to give up their free wills so that they can control what they say and do. What groups of people want to do these things, you may be asking yourself right now? I'll tell you what groups: Any and all people that are religious zealots. This isn't something that is exclusive to Islamic people only, either. ANY person that chooses to follow after a religious teaching system rather than following after God's Word is bound to end up a weirdo. Case in point: Tom Cruise. I remember a time when I would watch a Tom Cruise movie, like Rain Man, and I would be in awe of his acting ability, his sheer intensity on the movie screen, or A Few Good Men, when he was staring Jack Nicholson down and he MADE Jack Nicholson give him the truth. I remember this being a very intensely fun time for me when I would watch these movies that starred Tom Cruise. But then along came the Scientologists, with their crazy as hell belief system that somehow swept Tom Cruise off his feet and made him fall in love with them. How in the blue hell they pulled it off, I really don't know. All I can really gather from that whole religion is that they believe that our bodies are comprised of aliens, and in order to purge ourselves from any bad alien stuff, we have to go on a strict regiment of seaweed pills and other herbal things. I'm all for cleansing my body of impurities, but why the hell does it have to be made into some crazy ass religion that is really centered on taking all the money it can from its "followers"? My wife and I take vitamins every day, but it's not like we're gonna start believing in some weird ass alien crap and start paying all kinds of money that we don't have to some bullshit religion, just because they claim that they have the answers to all of life's problems.
I don't mean to pick on Scientology as being the only weird ass religion out there, because it really isn't. It's just one of THE weirdest ones I've ever heard of. Why? Because there is no deity in that religion AT ALL, unless you count alien stuff as being God-like. And of course, Scientologists all claim that in order for a person to have a sense of peace in their life, then they have to go through all the auditing stuff, which one of these is called a "false purpose rundown", whatever the hell that is. And do you know how much these "auditing sessions" cost? Take a gander at this page and see for yourself: http://www.xenu.net/archive/prices.html
Why the hell does this crazy ass religion expect for its followers to shell out all kinds of money FIRST in order to believe their cockamamie bullshit, only to be left all confused and spiritually wrecked when it's all said and done? Again, I'm not just picking on Scientology. I also acknowledge the fact that there are other religions out there that are just as greedy and diabolical as Scientology. But yet they too claim that in order for us to have peace and harmony on earth, we must believe in their wrong teachings. I have one major question for all of these crazy ass religions: If you are so right, and if peace and harmony can really be attained by me believing your bullshit, then how come you don't profess the name of Jesus? And another question: How come I have to pay money before you will accept me into your bullshit religion? Gee, that sounds like a cult to me, if ever I saw one. How about you?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Immigration Reform?

Upon watching my local nightly news and seeing a story concerning immigration and how much immigrants have affected the United States and hearing people shouting out, "We are America too", I've come to a conclusion: If you are from a different country and living here in America ILLEGALLY and sending any money you make back to whatever country you're from instead of being a benefit to America, then you're not "America" too. Don't get me wrong, this has NOTHING to do with race, creed, culture, etc. But it does have everything to do with people that live in America ILLEGALLY and have no business taking up jobs here in America only to turn around and trash this once beautiful country and then send the money they make back to their homeland, with no thought or regard to the fact that they are living here in America ILLEGALLY. Why do I keep emphasizing the word "Illegal"? Because that's the whole damn point of what people are bitching and moaning about. And of course those who went out to march for illegal immigrants are the ones getting the most air time with their attitudes of, "We are America too!" and what have you. If you really want to be considered to be a part of this country, then here is a checklist of things you need to do as an illegal immigrant so that you will be considered to be a LEGAL citizen of this country:
1. Do what you know you have to do to become a legal citizen
2. Learn how to speak and read English
3. Stop sending the money you make back to your homeland in hopes that you will somehow make a difference
4. Stop trashing America with your lack of caring for the country that is supporting your ILLEGAL ass
5. Stop raping this beautiful land by leaving all kinds of garbage around because you and your buddies chose to get drunk and didn't want to clean up after your dumb ass selves
If anyone who reads this post thinks that I'm being an asshole, then consider this: It's YOUR American jobs that are being taken from you by ILLEGAL immigrants because illegal immigrants are willing to work for waaaaay less than people that are legal citizens of this country, and they're also willing to work longer hours. What solution do I propose for this? Stop bitching, moaning and complaining about how much you get paid at whatever job you have and start being thankful that you have a job to begin with, because trust me, all it will take is time and there will be an illegal immigrant that will gladly take your job away from you at a much less rate of pay. If you don't think it will happen, then just remember how it was when this country was first formed waaaaay back in the day. There weren't all kinds of technical jobs out there like webpage designer, computer specialist, software engineer, but people still did what they had to do to survive, didn't they? And do you know who it was that did what they had to do back then? White people, that's who. It wasn't a bunch of Mexicans, it wasn't a bunch of American Indians. I really don't care if you take that last statement to mean I'm being "racial" about things, because I'm not. I'm simply stating the truth that that is how things were back then. Did people back then bitch, moan and complain about having to do whatever it was they had to do? NO, because they were grateful to have a land that they could live free in from all the bullshit that was going on in Britain. It's not like Mexico is going through all kinds of governmental problems to the point to where the people that live there just HAVE to get out and move somewhere else. It's not like they don't have resources in their own damn country to utilize. It's NOTHING like it was when America was first formed as a union. I understand that Mexico is a poor country in some ways, but it's not like there aren't any jobs there for people that really want jobs. It's not like a person that lives in Mexico cannot make a living. Stop with the damn excuses and start realizing that these people are raping this country, and they don't give two shits about those of us that are legal citizens.

Friday, April 28, 2006

What Happened To "Fun"?

I recall typing up a post awhile back whereupon I expounded on my feelings about the current state of media entertainment, or something of that nature, and I have since come to the conclusion of the fact that the media doesn't give two craps about one thing that they should give two craps about, which is making what they produce FUN. Not just fun for kids, such as making cartoons, but making everything else fun too, because the truth is that adults like to have fun too. There's nothing like poppin' in a Jim Carrey movie and laughing my ass off at the sheer fact that he's a goofy motha....shut yo mouth.....that just makes my whole day that much better. Or watching the classic cartoons created by Tex Avery that just makes me laugh out loud for the simple fact that they're FUNNY, and I don't feel all dirty after watching them.
The sad thing is, I can't say the same thing for most movies, cartoons, etc. nowadays. The real truth is that most cartoons nowadays are full of all kinds of witchcraft, magic, what have you, that I wouldn't EVER let my kids watch them, and I sure as HELL wouldn't want to watch them. What I want to know is, WTF is up with Warner Bros. changing the whole cast of Looney Tunes characters around and making them look all anime'? That, to me, is a clear indication that things are WAAAAY off base from what they should be, and not just 'cause I'm from the old skool, which I am, but because it's just WRONG. I grew up watching Looney Tunes cartoons, Tex Avery cartoons, Tom and Jerry cartoons, G.I. Joe, the ORIGINAL Transformers, Voltron and the ORIGINAL Robotech cartoon series, as I'm sure alot of people my age did as well, so I really don't understand how the hell these idiots running media entertainment could possibly think that they could slip their "new and improved" crap past us old skoolers without us having a problem with it.
Maybe I'm a bit old fashioned in that sense, but OH FREAKIN' WELL! I'm not about to ditch the stuff I grew up watching just because there's some "new and improved" version of it, when there was NOTHING wrong with how it was to begin with. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for creative people such as myself using computer technology to create the ideas that come into our minds, BUT why the hell would the idiots responsible for changing all these cartoons around want to even mess with the classics, expecting people to not have a problem with it? Haven't they heard the old addage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Good And Bad

OK, I'm going to put this out on the table right here and now: Asian people are WAAAY better at cosplaying than Americans. Why do I say this? Because it's the damn truth. I've seen WAAAY too many pictures of Americans trying their best to look like their favorite anime' characters, and I've laughed my ass off at them, because they look pathetic as hell. But on the other hand, I've seen alot of asian people that look completely badass when they're doin' the cosplay thang. Why is it that asian people can pull it off alot better than Americans? I'm glad you asked. It's because the physical anatomy of anime' characters are based off of the physical anatomy of asian people, not Americans. This is not to say that I've never seen any American person that has cosplayed and been awed at how awesome they look, or that every asian person I've seen pictures of cosplaying have all looked kick ass. This is simply to say that by and large asian people have a HELL of a better overall look when they cosplay, versus when Americans do it. Seriously. If you don't believe me, then take a look at subject #1:
CLEARLY this is one sick ass man, seeing as how he actually thinks he looks good dressed up as Faye from Cowboy Bebop. Someone needs to smack the hell outta this guy, and tell him straight up, "You're a damn weirdo."
That being said, take a look at subject #2:
CLEARLY this guy looks a HELL of alot better than the woman, I mean MAN, in the previous picture. Why? Because he is asian, and as I've said before, the anatomy of anime' characters are based off of asian people.