Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
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
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.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
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
Popular music is changing. Most performers today are products of synthesizers, acoustic technology, bass, trim, audio manipulation....it'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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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I'm not sure why I've been branded as a moron by some of these people. You would think, since they know me and supposedly respect and like me, that they would not assume I ride the short bus to work on a daily basis, or punch my own face when I hear a loud noise.
But that is not the case. They assume I am so stupid, I can't spell my own name.
I'm always the one who gets the "let me explain this to you" speech. I never ask to be schooled in the ways of things, but somehow I must put off an air of "please teach me" because everybody seems to think I require this. I don't mind learning new things, of course. But it starts to get annoying when people try to "teach" me things I've already learned. It gets uber-annoying, when it's something that I would consider common sense.
"Shanshu, ASAP is an acronym for "As Soon As Possible." I bet you didn't know that, so I'm telling you."
"Hey, Shan....don't forget the meeting is at 8:00am. That's in the morning."
Me: That new game for the Xbox looks fun.
Ted: You don't have an Xbox, you have a Playstation. You can't play that game.
Me: Um....I know that.
Ted: Oh. I assumed you didn't.
Maybe it's a guy thing. You know, one of those penis things that makes guys want to prove each other wrong and make the other one feel like crap, just to feel superior and glorious in victory? Since we can no longer battle for dominance or hunt our own food, we feel the need to conquer women and hit each other with metaphoric clubs to show we are the dominant males of the circle?
I'm not sure what the answer is. Perhaps there isn't one. Or perhaps, I'm just too stupid to see it.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
I mean, seriously. How bad of a parent are you, when a judge decides that fucking K-Fed would be a better role model and parental unit to your children? Time to self-evaluate, I'm thinking.
In other, more important news: