People like to advertise.
They like to advertise everything from drinks to disposable toilet seats and everything else for that matter including how they’re feeling, what they’re doing, who they’re with and why they’re doing whatever it is they’re doing. People just like to advertise as if by telling everyone on their facebook that they’re ‘OUT WIT THA GIRRRRRRRRLLSS’ that people would care or think better of them.
It’s the people that like to do this sort of thing:
7PM: ‘“Gonna go out tonight with my people! Gonna get messy! =)” with so and so and that person and the other friend’
9PM: ‘“Getting jazzed up with my people”” with so and so, that person and the other friend.
10PM: Idiot 1 was tagged in a photo. *Insert standard photo of people posing idiotically and pretending to like each other in front of a mirror* (The caption reads “PRE-DRINKS BITCHES”
12PM: Idiot 1 was tagged in a photo at a place. *Insert a photo of people in a line to a club/doing shots or something*
9AM: ‘I had such a good time with all my beautiful friends last night! MUST do it again soon,’ with so and so, that person and the other friend
And they do it like once a fortnight, to break up their almost constant updates of what the hell they are doing. Apparently people like to tell me these things and other people actually like reading them. It’s like the thought that if you don’t like those statuses which tell us exactly what the hell a person is doing that you’re not a good friend.
This constant updating of everything that’s going on is incredibly annoying. People really don’t need to know what you’re doing at all times and we definitely don’t need a picture to accompany the lame update that’s been given. There is only three things worse than that constant reminding that they actually do things and they are:
1. People who constantly talk to their partner in statuses while remind each other how much they love each other. 2. People that use public statuses to say that they are sad/depressed/angry. 3. People that write an entire Oscar Acceptance speech for something as simple as passing an assignment in uni/tafe/school.
I just don’t understand the motivation to do these things.
Ever notice the amount of kids with more technological toys than you?
I’m talking about the kids with the most recent iPads, pods, phones, tunes, MacBooks (fucking macbooks) and you’re rocking a 1st to 3rd generation iPod, a basic phone and the simple desktop set-up. These kids are kids; Twelve to fifteen and they don’t know what the fuck they are doing with these things. They’re on social media, chatting away to their friends using phrases like, ‘c u l8ter xoxox’ and ‘your so cuute’, doubling up vowels, using the crappy text talk like it’s still useful and generally just aggravating your older, wiser and superior mind.
This is what we have to look forward to. We can look forward to a generation that has grown up on Facebook, grown up with the iPhone/pad/pod/tunes and will use these things and whatever replaces them for the majority of their lives. The big question is, should we look forward to it or should we try to crush it now?
I looked at it for a little while and thought, ‘What possible use do they have for these things? I didn’t need ‘em and to be honest I still don’t. What the fuck could they talk about anyway? Who has the coolest light-up shoes? What are they listening to? Beiber? The latest bloody Gaga or Adele song? The latest Skrillex bullshit? Are they discussing crappy games like MW3 and terrible shows like Jersey Shore?’.
Problem is that is exactly the kind of thing these kids are likely to use tech for. That and the endless conversations of who has a crush on who and who is cool. Terrible right? Not the kind of thing people who are 16+ use Facebook for. Not the kind music real people listen to. Not the kind of games real people play. Not the kinds of show real people watch and talk about.
Nope. Never. That’s totally not what we intelligent, sophisticated, superior, self-assured, responsible and forward thinking young adults use these technological devices for.
Not at all.
So, these kids that we look at with contempt, bewilderment and scorn are really no better than us. Maybe they’re naive and stupid but aren’t we all? Are their tastes really worse than ours? Are these kids really spoiled and ruined already?
Or are they just ahead of the curve? Catching up to us?
Fact is these kids are just more obvious versions of ourselves. They talk about the same crap, more or less, and often in the same way. They just don’t rationalise it or make it more complicated than what it is. They’re straight up idiots. They don’t hide it away like we all do.
So, before you condemn the kids of iPods/pads/phones and tunes, think about what you do with these things. Think about what you do on Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter.
Is it so different from what they do?
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That’s now my opinion on everything related to ethics, morality, sexism, racism or any other form of oppression; just deal with it.
It’s been a rough night in the world of the non brain-dead. I start off the night with this crap:
Oh yes, it’s real.
I find that fucking irritating from the get go. That’s my university hosting a bloody lecture about how atheism isn’t practical and, let me directly quote this, “… the truth uncovered under a smokescreen of ‘I don’t believe in anything:’ God.”. Are you for real? God, as in aChristian God, is behind my own personal belief that we can never know either way that there is a god or any gods or of that superstitious supernatural crap? That’s what this person wants to say?
I’m still trying to work out whether I can do what all other religious minorities do in the face of this idiocy and just claim that it’s offensive/oppressive/hurtful. You know; play the victim. It just gets me. I’d normally be furious for an hour and just think, “HEY! I CANNOT LET THIS SLIDE. I’LL PROTEST AND START A GROUP AND THE LIKE!” and eventually I just write up some shitty post on the internet like a whining baby.
Next, the feminists start arcing up. I have had it with feminists. They are starting to annoy me with their constant barrage of “equality” and “sexism”. They’re chasing shadows and overreacting and no one calls them out on it because it’s “sexist” and a symptom of a male dominated society.
You want gender equality? You want the scales to be equal? Then look at both sides of those metaphorical scales and you balance them up. You don’t just lump weight on one side.
So, I’ve given up on all this crap. I just can’t wrap my head around the denial of some people and the idiocy of everyone, including myself. I’m going back to my big lists of sayings, mottos and quotes and I’m picking this one: deal. Deal with it.
People can do what they want and I cannot change their minds. I cannot change it with reasoned arguments or by pointing out the gaping holes in their own arguments. I cannot pierce the wall of politics and change things there. I just can’t change anything of any value.
So, I’m sort of getting back in touch with my cynical roots. I’m exploring the idea that nothing is ever going to change and I’ve found out one thing.
I just don’t care.
What do you think?
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Man, this is something I have said for a long time. Fuck celebrities. Do not pay them any fucking. A celebrity says something controversial? Whoop dee doo. They’re actors, singers, artists or other miscellaneous public figures. They aren’t always going to be sane. If you asked me, I’d say they’d never be sane. Look at Tom Cruise. JUST LOOK AT HIM. Scientology is his religion of choice. That’s stupid. However, if you compare the actual beliefs, it’s only a little crazier than mainstream religions. But the worst thing is when people focus so much attention on these ass holes that they lose sight of other things. Important things.
Whitney Houston died recently. Now, I’ve seen a number of people of my facebook make “RIP” comments and shit. Why? Why fucking bother? First off, who listens to Whitney Houston? Who? Some people. There’s probably a couple of really sort of recognised songs out there but seriously who the fuck cares? Next, why fucking bother? Is her family going to read that? Nope. Fuck no. Not happening? And rest in peace? What the fuck does that mean?
However, that’s just a fucking small time problem. Let’s look at living celebrities who get the cult worship. Beiber. Lordy lou, that’s disturbing. Clooney. Pitt. These guys who are hounded by the papparazzi, hounded by fucked up small time journalists. AND THOSE SHITTY STORIES SELL. PEOPLE BUY THEM. PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHY JENNIFER ANISTON IS LOOKING FATTER. PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW THIS. People follow these stories and tales more rigorously then they follow the fucking commandments they supposedly believe in.
Fuck. It’s one of those human issues I never understood. Why even bother following the tales of these people? Why fucking bother at all? They’ll be replaced in due time. Actors and singers especially are replaceable. And out of those, actors are probably the fucking most annoying. Tv actors especially because they just turn up and hit their lines. What makes them famous is the story line. The writers do the work to make the show. A show with shitty actors can be a great show because of the writers. Look at every major anime series ever. All of them, especially in the english dubs and even in the subbed japanese versions have shitty or unintelligible voice acting. There’s no real skill in it besides the fact they don’t just sound like they’re jsut reading it. I mean they’re acting still but it’s just terrible in many cases. It’s the mother fucking story line that’s the catch.
Directors, story writers, screen writers, authors. These are the people who should be taking some fucking fame for stuff. The actors? They’re just cover faces. Poster people. Walking advertisements. Even when they do a good job, it still relied on the director for picking them and the writers for giving them a fucking script.
Authors are probably the best celebrity version. They’re not recognised all the time. I mean, they go to book signing and shit and they’ll be picked out by some folk but at the end of the day, it’s only a handful that are going to spot them. And the best part? The book will far out last them. Shakespeare has been dead for ages and he’s still rocking. D’Caprio? Fucking small cheese man. He may have started on some rip of a Shakespeare story but he went out of style until Titanic and then went out of style and then came back with Inception. And those movies and those stories will outlast his ass.
So, don’t worship celebrities. They are not demigods. They are not better than you. Far from it. They may have achieved success in their field and they earned that. But they already get a hefty fucking salary for that. Don’t add your worship and devotion to the list. I mean scientists are already under paid by comparison and add, arguably, a lot more to the world.
They are people. And all people are pathetic idiots.
I like to think of this as a proper blog sometimes, maybe even my own talk-back radio station or magazine with different articles, in my more fanciful and imaginative moments. I don’t see bored ass, teenagers in their angst, bad moods or notions of being misunderstood sullenly scrolling through their dash and I don’t see a group of intelligent but a little bit socially awkward people that like the almost voyueristic way you can look at people’s private feelings, thoughts, opinions and emotions that they have splattered all over tumblr and the internet reading little pockets of mildly interesting material. In my more imaginative, fanciful and rather arrogant moments, I see an audience watching, reading and listening with rapt attention and then putting it down and thinking. Anyway, the purpose of that long ass paragraph was this: I have segments, recurring articles and regular guests and I’m thinking this one might be another.
I have done a few “Sweet Jibbly Jiblets” rants and probably six or so “Blurr’s Most Hated Radio Song” but this time I’m introducing, “Facebook Failures”, a compilation of the three most annoying, thought provoking or interesting pieces I’ve seen on facebook every so often. I figure I already complain about this enough as it is that it might as well go into its own little category.
1. The funniest status.
This one pretty much stated two of the most basic things I spot in the less rational and more, let’s just say, volatile group of facebook people. Essentially, it stated both that it was tired of helping people and then never getting any help when they need it and that they were tired of living in this particular suburb.
Come on now. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, if you expect a good deed to not just be its own reward but to also come with one “HEY! I HELP YOUR ARSE OUT NOW HELP ME/BE NICE TO ME” card, then you’re an idiot. People do nice things, you do nice things, do not expect them to look even in your eyes because when you put ‘em on the scales, they might look you’re owed something but to others it might look like you owe them. Just shut up and roll with it. That’s one thing I’ve learned, do not ever think you deserve something because chances are you’ve forgotten when someone helped you out.
The next part is the wanting to leave the surburb/city/country/continent. Why bother? An asshole gets on a plane in Perth, it’s the same asshole who gets off in Adelaide. You’re comfy here, parents looking after everything and you don’t have to worry about rent/board/bills/food/water/everything else. You just worry about your casual/part time job and whatever education your chasing up. Saying you want to leave is a poor and rather desperate excuse for attention. If you really did have all these forces making you want to go, you’d be gone. You’d be an independent person already and you’d just go, you’d find a fucking way.
Now, what actually makes this hilarious is two things. The first being the fact so many people rush to help out. “Oh babe, inbox me if you need, love youuuu,” was popular. The second was the fact that someone had called this person out on something and the reaction was “IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU. SHUT UP. I HATE YOU,” or words to that effect. Which just makes me think that, yes, it was about them and man, that’s some funny shit.
2. The standard, almost intellectual status which reflects a good idea but in a stupid manner.
This one was actually rather good but, for me, it was just presented wrongly. It had to do with Australia’s constitution not actually stating any real rights. I mean the only definite rights you get as an Aussie are, the right to vote and the right to freedom of religion. That’s it. After that, we enter the realm of implied rights and freedoms. Now, this one handle the idea that as Australians, the constitution doesn’t actually give us the freedom of speech and apparently this person was arguing with an idiot. Yeah. There are much better and much more direct ways to win that argument. But nice thought, I appreciated that much but not so much presentation.
There’s a reason I want a republic, perhaps based off of an European model but definitely with a set Bill of Rights or Document of Freedoms, or whatever. A bit of paper which says, “All citizens will have these rights and they cannot be breached,”. And that status said it all. We need it because we don’t have it and it’d just be easier than teaching people all about our current constitution.
3. The status which wants to be intelligent but just can’t be.
Now, number two puts this one in the shade. The second one was actually not bad and came from a source which, on a whole if you ignore lots of things, isn’t too bad and you can do a lot worse. This one came from someone who is, rather more simple than that.
The idea was a status which said, “Violence doesn’t solve everything, it’s much more logical and reasonable to talk a problem out,”
The immediate response on all the comments? Yes, yes it does.
I laughed. I’m not a huge believer in violence over stupid matters. There’s just too much to lose. Punch a guy in an argument and be locked up or knocked out. Talk it out, maybe argue with the fool and simply reap the rewards of running rings around him and even getting some of his friends on board with your ideas. However, I do think sometimes violence is the last resort and much like that fire axe in the case with the glass which says “Break glass in case of emergency,”, sometimes the glass needs to be broken.
“Violence wrks uu jst gotta be clevar about how u do it,”
That statement came up. And wow.
That’s why I keep the number of friends on facebook around. I keep ‘em around so I can track what’s going on in their little worlds, to see how these people, the majority of people, think.
So, whether you’re “smashin’ cunts”, “TIRED OF EVERYTHING” or “OMG! You just don’t get it,” I’ll read it and think on it.
Every day, my news feed will fill up with more Facebook Failures
There’s a saying in marathons of all varieties. It’s “hitting the wall,” and it effectively means just fizzling out and running out of steam. You keep going but you’re travelling at such a small pace it’s hardly worth it. Say you’re trying to write an essay or a story of something and you’re aiming for 500 words, something easy to do in a day. You get to about 350 and just run out of ideas, you got nothing left, you’re just adding words to keep numbers. Ok, maybe not 500 but maybe 5000. I mean in 500 you can steam-roll through that but 5000 is tough to do even when you’re flying on inspiration. You hit 3500 and just stare at it.
I’ve hit that wall a couple of times and it sucks. I hit the wall of thinking. It just becomes an issue of motivation. Why am I writing? Why am I thinking? It’s not going to matter. Why am I arguing with theists, idiots and bigots? I can’t beat them all. And even if I can counter every argument ever issued, reason will just be ignored and these fucks will just proclaim a victory, oblivious to how it all works.
It’s destroying to think like that. Self fucking destructive.
I often pride myself on my ability to keep going with things longer than others. If I’m exercising or doing pretty much anything which has an end goal, I’m aiming to push the boundary a little further each time. Eventually, you just go, “Why fucking bother?”
In a world where it’s a fucking central tenet of our social system to believe in something which cannot be proved one way or another and where people are judged upon the words of a book which thousands of years old, written by numerous people, re-written again and translated poorly again and again, why fucking bother?
In a world where the majority of people pretty much go OUT OF THEIR WAY to remain ignorant, to ignore facts and to not understand the political system that they are a part of, why bother?
When you’re living in a world where every time you wake up and you realise that even if you had the power to change everything, you still couldn’t really do it because after you left, people would just fuck it up. Why bother?
The answer I always come back to is this: Do it because you want to. Do it because if you don’t, who will?
Then I realise that I’m not actually achieving anything, that in effect, it’s all pointless.
That’s my wall.
Still, I’ll yell about things, I’ll complain ont he internet, I’ll argue with anyone who seems to warrant it. If it looks like someone is ladling out bullshit and other people are lapping it up like it’s fucking hot fudge, I’ll call them out. If it seems like it’s warranted, I’ll call ‘em out.
Even though I’m usually a pretty pessimistic person at the heart of things I’m an optimist. I’m still hoping for that big pay off where my opinions and thoughts can actually make a fucking difference.
I think I’ll be hoping for a long time.
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Holy fucking tuna fish sandwich. Rightio, people have once again set a new bar in irritating me.
1. People that make sudden impulse purchases.
I’ve done this but not with anything over $50 and usually I’ve thought about buying a product before but only snapped it up when it was dramatically cheaper. Damn those Steam sales. But people that buy things, especially clothing or aesthetic pieces, a on flimsy whim tend to irritate me. You aren’t going to get your money’s worth, why bother buying it if you are going to use it once? At least when I buy a game I get 5+ hours game play in the first two weeks of purchase, which, when compared to say seeing a movie, is pretty decent, in addition to that I also can go back and revisit a game at any time. Same with books and dvds. If I’m buying something, I’m going for value.
2. People that are apparently experts on everything and argue stupidly to try and prove it.
I probably fall into this category but damn man, when I see people bring up the “Iraq was for oil!” campaign I get dubious. I don’t really follow that oil for blood idea, I think it was more than likely a political thing, not oil based, but to try for a victory to impress voters. Seeing how the wars caused majors disruptions to the oil production in those countries, raised oil prices significantly and thrust the spotlight on oil companies, it just doesn’t seem to follow. But there’s always the possibility.
The next big thing everyone is a fucking expert on is climate change. People are making the big distinction between climate change and global warming, something I follow along with because the term global warming seems too limited and climate change better fits the actual happenings. However, they split them up into separate issues and say “Global warming is made by humanity! Climate Change is a natural phenomena!” which is kinda stupid. Global warming is one of the factors of climate change, I tend to think climate change is a natural process, look at ice ages and the fact that we’re actually still coming out of an ice age. However, we can’t deny that humanity has made an impact on this natural process and sped it up, primarily due to lack of environmental care and a larger population. Again, I’m no expert and if they are truly two separate issues then okie doke buuuut I’d want to see some proof first.
3. People that just mindlessly agree with these self appointed experts during an argument.
A person is arguing and someone else throws their hat in. The “expert” overwhelms them with seemingly intelligent arguments which, when properly examined, make little to no sense. At that point the person gives up and begins just agreeing with this “expert” and tries to retreat while the “expert” pushes on in a constant barrage of bad points. That’s stupid, if they are wrong derail them and call them out. The only thing stopping me is the fact that I know I cannot win against idiots, I can’t beat that opponent. All I can do is make their friends realise just what a dumbass that person is. That’s something I do from time to time.
4. People that post some overly emotional crap and then just tell everyone they’re ok.
Bitch, you are either not ok or you’re looking for attention. If you weren’t, then why post it? “Oh noes I’m constantly being walked over!”, too bad son. If you are constantly being walked over, then get off the footpath. Get on the road and maybe you’ll be run over. But what I actually mean is, learn from the bloody past. Observe the events that led to that situation and try to be mindful of them occurring in the future. It takes time and you won’t always get it right but you do get better and seeing signs.
5. People that actually believe those, “Who you will fall in with!”, “When you’ll die!”, “When you’ll get married!” and etc crap apps on facebook.
Those are programmers. Random bloody number generators. One of them selects an age which is higher than your current age and the other picks a value from an array, (This is how I’d do it and I know squat about programming), which then picks the time/place/cause of death/name. You can easily refine that process and program to include other values. It is random chance. It is not telepathy, precognition, magic, psychic or any other supernatural or otherwise retarded power that belongs in a cheap carnival tent. Go home.
6. People that tell you religion is not harmful, is only harmful due to interpretations, is part of the natural order or any other of that crap.
Go sit in the corner. Sit right fucking now. AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. Religion is neither necessary or provable one way or another. And yet due to whatever spiritual or magical sky man beliefs people have, they’ll imprison, deny and exile others. Check that guy in Indonesia recently. He got beat up, taken into protective custody, charged with blasphemy, faces jail time and loss of employment because he said on facebook, “There is no God” or “I don’t believe in God”. They beat him up. They took away his freedom. They took away his work. And they would have killed him. And that’s the group of people that get to go the magic skyland?
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I did one of these earlier in the week and it was ok. I had planned on yelling about a Beyonce song but I really cannot be bothered finding one I really hate. They’re a mild annoyance but I’m certain I can discuss the bullshit feminist propaganda songs she’s been putting out. However, more important things have been brought to my attention. And so I bring you, One Direction - “What Makes You Beautiful”
Let me start with the story line of the song because I think that’s important. It’s standard, guy likes girl but the girl isn’t the hot cheerleader, it’s the cute chick who has such self esteem issue that she doubts how good is she really is. Fair enough. Harmless. The kinda thing you expect in a Hillary Duff movie maybe or a live action Disney flick. Ok. The problem is, that it’s harmless. There’s no sense of challenge, confrontation or even danger. People say, “Oh that’s good, there’s far too much immoral crap in our media these days, a little harmless fun is… well, harmless,”. BULLSHIT. It’s as dangerous as it is stupid. The fact is that the girl these guys are singing to should be strong enough to work out her own fears on her own. And in relaity she probably doesn’t want these nice guys. I’ve said it before and I’ll say again, romance exists in fiction only. The nice guy is what girls want but they want to make a nice guy out of a bad boy. But let’s move on before someone has a shot at me.
The song itself is pretty standard in length, sound and vocals. It’s very much produced and you can tell that it was just a record company who got some writers together, some producers and editors and just sent them into a studio to knock out some cheap crap. The music itself, starts with a pretty “Grease” reminiscent start. The melody is very constructed. Weak on the verses, rising to the chorus and rising again to the catch phrase. They use the old stand by of when in doubt just go “Na-na-na-na” and they even threw in some old fashioned background slow clapping. This, with the fucking quiet, vocals only chorus/bridge before the big finish, just shows how fucking unoriginal and slapped together this is. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the kids in the group are talented but some how I doubt they wrote this themselves. They might have, considering how many elements of other songs and other boy bands they’ve recycled, but it just seems like someone wanted money. So, they throw together a song from the scraps of other projects and then just find some guys to stand in front of it.
The lyrics are also stock standard. Very simple, rhyme easy and when in doubt they just stutter it. Verses consist of two lines which are lengthened out by the stutter. The stutter is constant on the vocals. And any fucking song which includes, “I put it in a s-s-song” is beyond useless.
Right, now the film clip. Usually, I do this at the start but seeing as this is about 50% of my little “review” I’m doing it now.
Whatever happened to the boy band and the really questionable single male artist. Back in the day, you had the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and Ricky Martin. Pretty much only teen girls gave a fuck about the two boy bands and desperate women over the age of 35 loved Ricky Martin. He was wearing leather pants that resembled riding shorts. Enough said as to why the older chicks were into him. Anyway, they were at least old enough to buy a fucking drink and you knew that they were unopposed to banging groupies. Except Ricky Martin, he’s dedicated to his boyfriend. However, if this is the 21st century’s answer to those guys then we’re stuck with One Direction, the Jonas Brothers and Justin Beiber. Now, they’re all young, cleaner than fresh sheets and scream a revisit to the days of the ‘50’s with their good clean fun attitude.
So, the film clip pretty much resembles a Christian Teenage Bible Camp ad or at least the cover art for a Christian Rock band’s album. It just promotes good clean fun. Here’s where you catch your Grease reference. They start at a beach, have the same sort of tune right at the beginning and the entire thing is ridiculous. You just wonder how anyone would like it. As to the band themselves, they are so metrosexual I think they spent more time in make up than the chicks who appear in the clip.
The entire thing screams that classic return to “good clean fun” that the moral-conscious idiots of the world are demanding. They’re not after the hottest chicks, which is fair enough, they’re out to try and get this poor girl to realise her inner beauty. All the while they’re laughing constantly, standing by campfires on the beach and standing together on a cliff as the sun sets behind them. It came to the point where I was pretty much hoping that they’d at least pretend to kiss the girl in the clip, just to liven things up.
Whatever happened to all these broken morals and terrible social sins every preacher seems to be prattling about
How can that be, when these fuckers are popular?
These people that scream clean fun and chaperoned dates more than the Jonas’ brothers “purity rings”?
Cut me a fucking break.
All in all, they suck. I’m sure they can sing but I doubt that’s why they’re popular. I think they’re popular because a bunch of teen-girls get wet when they take their shirts off. I think they’re popular because a bunch of people feel like these fuckers are their knights in shining armour and that they are the kind of nice guy who will treat them right and look after them while writing poems and singing songs. Possibly with an acoustic guitar. I don’t know.
What I do know is that this is a sign of the fucking times. We’re all out of good music. I’ve said before that pretty much all songs on the radio come back to two subjects, love and fun. This song managed to combine them by only singing about one. One Direction sucks. This song sucks. “What Makes You Beautiful” sucks.
And what of it?
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These basic rants are quickly becoming the most recurring post on my little tumblr. That’s probably not a good thing but fuck it. Anywho, I’ll start simple.
1. People that think they’re the exception to the fucking rule.
I see a lot of these people. A few of them follow me. A few more I talk to regularly and a lot more exist on the internet and plague my facebook because I’m too lazy to just delete them and I want to sit on 117 friends. Five points to anyone who gets the reference there. Anyway, I’ll put something up about dumb people and clearly include myself in that little pocket of idiots or add a qualifier of “…I’m probably guilty of this too…” and then rant on. Yet, some people just nod their heads and agree. “OH THOSE PEOPLE YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT! I HATE THEM TOO!” and I’m left shaking my head and looking through their tumblr like, “You are exactly what I was talking about, go sit in the corner,”. It’s like when a Christian arcs up about abortion.
“ALL LIFE IS SACRED! ABORTION IS MURDER AND MURDER IS WRONG!”
“What about the various executions, religious wars, inquisitions, witch burnings and actions of Christianity and other religion that results in death or murder?”
“ABORTION IS WRONG!”
“Do you even know why you think that?”
“… GOD SAID SO…”
“And my magical, invisible dragon that only I can see, says you’re a dumbass, I just happen to agree,”
Or you tell them that some guy had a mental illness and he killed his family.
“HE SHOULD BE SHOT!”
“I thought that was wrong by your beliefs”
“GOD SAID IT’S COOL”
“Do you agree with god or does your god just happen to agree with you?”
The point is these people make all these rules, ideas, arguments or sweepign generalisations and then either exclude themselves from them or get offended when you switch the light back on them and use their very point against them. I’m very careful to allow all sorts of qualifiers and logical exits when talking to people. I mean one guy went to see a comedian and the comedian was doing a set about religion, specifically Christians, and he gets all offended and leaves. He was ok when this guy bagged the yanks or bagged the french but when it came to his beliefs, suddenly it was different.
So, fuckers that do that just don’t. You are not special and you are not exempt from mockery or scrutiny. Deal with that.
2. People that chat endlessly about the Zombie Apocalypse.
Pretty much the same as people that think they’re exempt from certain things. People ask, “What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?”, “I don’t know, probably walk around chasing humans, eating flesh and searching for brains while trying to avoid re-death by some overzealous bastard with a shotgun,”. I don’t think I’d survive any real apocalypse and I don’t think anyone who spends 90% of their time on the internet and who plans for the apocalypse will either. Military personnel might be ok, they’re trained in a number of survival and communication skills. You, as an internet dweller, are more than likely not. Enjoy undeath.
3. People who cannot string together an argument.
The people who, when faced with a set argument, just say “GET A LIFE” or “YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS”. That bugs me. I mean, what the fuck does that have to do with the topic at hand? Nothing. And it’s a false, baseless comment. Not to mention useless. Get a life? I’m breathing, thinking, eating and you know, DOING THINGS THAT LIVING PEOPLE USUALLY DO. What more do you want? Going out constantly does no constitute life. Telling me I have no friends, especially when I’m on the internet and my friends are liking, commenting and watching an argument is also retarded. Even if I had no friends, my points would still be valid but seeing as I have friends your point is cast into the realm of irrelevant ad-hominem. The number of friends is also unimportant, it’s quality that you should be after. Having a thousand “friends” and yet only really knowing one or two doesn’t make you any better than me with my few friends, each of which I know rather well.
4. People that take your post, reblog it and then attack it.
Why bother? You’re defending the post without reading it and you’re defending it to someone who already agrees with you. I’d take it up with the poster. They’re the one who wrote the piece and they’re the one who disagrees with your opinions. Discuss it directly, don’t sit around and mope in a corner about it.
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Rightio, so just after Christmas maybe the 27th of December, we start to see all these videos about the highlights of that year, we start to see people go, “2011 was pretty good/bad looking forward for 2012,” and we get people complaining about the latest apocalypse that’s supposed to hit us. All of this comes to a halt around New Year’s Eve as most people go get hammered and start off the new year feeling like complete crap. I think the greatest part of this cycle is the resolutions you see popping up on Facebook, all of them pretty much from the same group/type of people as well and all pretty much the same thing.
So, you get a bunch of these people, who pride themselves on not reading anything bigger than a magazine and who think that “Well, you’re ugly and no one likes you,” is a legitimate defence in an argument, making resolutions. Usually, you see stuff like, “I’m going to go to the gym more, spend more time with my family and have more fun with my gurrrrrlls/boiss,” I wish I was exaggerating the spelling on girls and boys and occasionally you’ll cop someone who will say something which is actually a goal, so they’ll set themselves towards something and that’s a little better but they were probably going to do it anyway.
Anyway, the new year brings out three things:
1. Reminiscing the old year, covering the good points but usually leaving the idea of whether they thought it was a good year or a bad year.
2. Listing all the good an fun things they’ll be doing in the following year and a general optimistic comment about good that’ll be.
3. A statement which details just how drunk they will get on New Year’s Eve. May include such terms and words as, “messy”, “maggot”, “paro”, “druuuuunk,” and “cruuuunk”
And that’s Facebook’s interpretation of the new year. Instantly forget all the bad things that happened and focus on the good things coming. I suppose that’s a good system, if they learned from the bad things which I don’t think they did, and I mean it could always be worse. They could all be lamenting the fact that 2012 will be terrible and be all depressive about it. Or they could talk about this supposed apocalypse predicted by Mayans. Let me get this straight, the Mayans were pretty knowledgeable about space and the stars. They knew their years and the carved them into giant stone calendars. Just because the calendar runs out it doesn’t mean that time on Earth will as well. You don’t freak out simply because your desk calendar has run out, you just buy a new one.
The fact is all years are essentially the same. The only real difference is the fact that you are one year older and have the responsibilities and challenges that age entails. It’s a change, sure, but really it’s just an advancement on what you already had. The year itself will have a set number of days, same seasons and same old news. Only once in a while will you ever get a year that changes everything. 1914, 1931 and 1939 come to mind. I suppose 2000 freaked some people out, 2010 confused people because we don’t know how to refer to this decade. We can’t really say the ‘10’s and it’s 8 years until we can say it’s the ‘20’s. Funny fact, I will be in my 20’s in the ‘20’s. Heh.
So, all years are essentially the same thing just on repeat. You’ll have some minor changes but you’ll face much the more of the old. Every once in a while you’ll have a year that changes the world and every once in a while you’ll get a year that changes your world.
Will 2012 be any different from 2011? I suppose it will a little but on the whole, not a lot is going to change in my lifestyle.
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