Thursday, June 12, 2008

I'm not QUITE dead yet

I'm not dead yet.

I promise.

I took a job in Chicago and I haven't blogged in like, forever.

I know you all hate me. Nobody is reading this, I know it. But JUST IN CASE somebody does read it, know that I love you.

Here is a link to my WIX page so you can see that I'm alive and well.

My Chicago Page

Hugs and kisses on all your pink parts.


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Do You Like Scary Movies?

Here is a quick list of some of my favorite scary movies, in honor of Halloween tomorrow. These aren't really in a particular order....just as they come to me.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bullshit Election '08

This is the funniest thing The Onion has ever done. If you're like me, and you HATE election time...this video is for you.

Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters

Watch out for Bullshit in 2008. Taken from The Onion with (I hope) permission, since they included an embedded link to it. I'm just doing this to cover my own ass in case they get pissed at me and shut down my blog and then the 6 people who read it will be disappointed.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

General Tsao's Moon Chicken

China launched its very own lunar probe today. This marks the beginning of a new ten year plan to get China on the mood and begin colonization prodcedures. Ok, I made up the colony part. But seriously, the country with a population of 1,321,851,888 people (which is roughly 20% of the total world population) is setting their sights on the moon.

I bet they have plans to start making houses up there. After all, they are totally running out of room on Earth....aren't they? With that many people I would think they would be searching anywhere to put up new housing. The moon makes the most sense, in the long term. Talk about freedom! Sure, the 'no oxygen and water' thing might become a hiccup, but I'm sure they'll figure something out.

Kudos, China.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Dumbledore is gay

Not quite the title header you would expect, I know. I didn't expect to read about this, today. I was just sitting here drinking my tea and postponing the inevitable work boredom when lo and behold, a gem catches my eye: JK Rowling has stated that Albus Dumbledore is not only one of the greatest wizards of the series, but he's also gay.

Ok, most of the time I could predict where JK was going with the story and's hard to confuse me and even harder to surprise me. But this...I did not see coming. Kudos to JK for this last minute post-wrapup character plot twist.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ask Shanshu: Today's Music

Why is it that today's singers almost always sound like shit in real life? I just listened to Rhianna live on TV, and she can't even carry a tune.
-Annoyed With Today’s Music

Dear Annoyed,

Popular music is changing. Most performers today are products of synthesizers, acoustic technology, bass, trim, audio's more digital than anything else. They are simply whored-out performers now; manufactured automatons created by the record industry and studios like Disney in order to maximize profits and increase shareholder wealth. They are created for, and paid to, entertain. Very few have any actual talent. The same thing can be said for that hooker on the corner.

Look at people like Paris fucking Hilton. Her song was actually on the charts for a bit. Is she a musical talent? Hell no. Does she come across to you as a musical prodigy? No, she can't even spell that. So why was her song popular, even for thirty seconds? The answer is, her "music", along with her "acting" and her smelly “perfume” foulness, was manufactured in a lab...nothing more.

The same can be said for Lindsey boobage Lohan. Her “song” was nothing more than backbeats, sound effects, and audio backup. Remember when she got caught lip syncing? Ask her to sing you “Happy Birthday” and you’ll end up ripping your own ears off to avoid the shrill shrieks that emanate from her throat. Quite frankly, I am not interested in what’s coming out of her throat, rather than what’s going into it.

Studios can make anybody sound good, with the right equipment and editing. Most of the time when we hear these performers in real life, we are shocked at how lame they really are without a studio and 116 takes to get it perfect.

Most music today is lame, in that regard. There are some performers who I feel are very talented, and I enjoy listening to them. Most of time though, it’s nothing more than a load of audio smoke and mirrors to cover up a blatant lack of talent in an attempt to make more money for the studios and the entertainment producers.

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