Friday, March 19, 2010

Armageddon QB Debating

Are we approaching the end of the world? Is this judgement day I see around the corner? No, probably not, but I do find it odd that in just a few weeks there were devastating earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and Turkey, an expected Tsunami in Hawaii (ended up not being as drastic as they had feared), and a friggin hurricane in NYC. Sure the "hurricane" just barely reached the threshold for wind speed, but if you were here, you know how bad it really was, especially for the North East. My buddy has been clearing downed trees for the last week. To really solidify how bad the storm was: 1) my umbrela broke the wrong way. By this, I mean that while they usually break by turning inside out, the wind was pusing down on my umbrela, as if to close it, and that's how it broke. 2) My afore mentioned buddy's neighbor had a 100+ foot oak in his back yard. Notice I said "had". Yes, it fell. When they were cutting it up, one of the limbs, about 5' in diameter, had 68 rings. For those of you who don't know, that means that limb ALONE was 68 years old. I posted a question on my fb status after all these earthquakes asking if maybe our pilfering of mother nature's natural lubricant, oil, might be contributing to these earthquakes. I wasn't totally serious, it was more just to make people think, but what if? Apparently that Chile quake pushed us off our axis...And I'm definately a believer in "Man Induced Weather Change" (Global Warming) which would account for the NY hurricane. I don't think it's the end of the world/man kind, but if it is, I'm pretty sure it's our own fault. If you're an atheist I suggest you start talking to God/Yaweh/Allah/Zeus just in case.

I was just reading an article from before the Super Bowl that was stating that Peyton Manning is a better QB than Tom Brady, an opion I will fight against as long as they are playing and I believe it to be true, and I was going to come on here and prove my point through statistics and their analysis, but now I just don't feel like it. I will do it at some point just so I have a place online to refer people to, but just not now. I do wonder, however, if the guy, Dan Shaugnessey, still feels like that after Peyton so typically lost the game, along with Reggie Wayne's help, at the end like that. Now, that is a bit of a loaded statement, I truely don't believe any football game hinges on one play; If the D had stopped the other team that play wouldn't have mattered; The other Offense sure did a good job of scoring; The other D made nice plays; but with people anointing the guy when he's 1 Patriots Defensive meltdown from not haveing any rings...I mean, jeez, he's 9-9 in the playoffs with a sub 90 QB rating.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Samurai Tea Baggers

Almost a full month, now that's more like me. Why haven't I been on here? Well, to be honest, it has a lot to do with Samurai Champloo. To be frank, I've been spending my spare internet time watching the complete Samurai Champloo series on Hulu. Alien God save the creators of Hulu...and Alec Baldwin. For those of you not in the know, Samurai Champloo is a cartoon created by super-genius ShinichirĊ Watanabe, actualy said the other way around since he's Japanese but written that way since I'm not, creator of the other transcendent cartoon series, Cowboy Bebop. If you've never seen either...you're missing out. Samurai Champloo is 26 episodes of greatness. I guess it helps if you like cartoons, but that's besides the point. Hulu was kind enough to post all 26 episodes, honestly when I started watching them online it was on...Funimation I believe, and so I've been spending a large portion of my time watching them. No, that's not all I've been doing, I've been following the Olympics and NFL Free Agency as well, but yeah, that's about it. Another reason for not coming on here is because I just haven't felt like it, ok? Well fuck you then, I don't need to justify myself to you. Nuh-Unh I do what I want!

Oh, my time has also been spent conversing with a Tea Bagger...no, sorry, Tea Partier. My bad, I always get them mixed up...It all started when I posted something in support of the "Death-To-America-Through-Socialism-Health-Care-Bill". Wow, that was a handful. It's amazing what the Tea Party people come up with to scare one another. I promise you that I read a 56 page "book", it was more of a thesis in my opinion, about how Obama is a Socialist trained by this guy Saul Alinsky to undermine the American way and destroy our country. The funny thing is, it was only about Alinsky and never really connected Obama to him except that when Obama was in Chicago he worked for some guys that worked for Alinsky. Oh, and Alinsky died in like 1973...Obama was 11. So, a quick rundown of some facts and opinions. Alinsky was a community organizer, uh oh, Jesus and Obama were too, they're all connected...oh, wait, no, take Jesus out of there, we like him. Basically he went from poor area to poor area, Harlem, South Side Chicago, South Central LA, trying to get the inhabitants to better their lives and to get liberal, another word for DEADLY SOCIALIST, college students, i.e. hippies, to help out these less fortunate people, i.e. minorities. His main point was not to try and make a scene, but to change things from the inside. Now, of course I'm not one of the conspiracy theorists so I'm giving you a dulled down version of this "book". But I wanted to be fair to the guy who sent it to me, yeah he was a bit too "progressive" and sent me something that I was supposed to buy, so I read through the whole damn thing and made notes on how it was misleading, or just plain incorrect. If I had tried to hand in something like that in HS or College I would been lucky to get a c+, but hey, no one said conspiracy theories had to be well thought out. Unfortunately, once the first post was put out there, I felt it was my duty to discredit all of the other bull shit the extreme right is putting out there to try to villify Barack...notice that, Barack this time, not Obama, denotes a personal connection. I'll be quick cus I imagine most of you don't care. 1) "Birthers" - His birth certificate is fake and he's not really an American citizen. - Multiple judges have thrown this ludacris case out becasue numerous people in Hawaii have testified to its authenticity. Don't you think the FBI and CIA and NSA are sophisticated enough to figure out if he's a natural born citizen. And you people are going to take off of work to march down to Washington to demand he quit?! Aren't we in a recession, a time where a large portion of our population is unemployed...on sencond thought, march all you want. I'm sure there is a slew of people who'd love your jobs. But seriously, where were you when Bush was actually taking away our civil liberties? From what I've heard, from Tea Bagg-Partiers, almost effed up again, you all want change. A change from what got us into this mess. Yet now that we've got a guy in office who's trying to change things and all of a sudden you want him out? So do you want change or just more of the same, because it seems to me like despite what you say, you want 4 more years of Bush. 2) Damnit, now because of my diatribe I've forgotten what my #2 was gonna be. Oh well, I'll just leave it at 1 for now then. Oh, yeah, don't forget that you guys are rallying around Sarah Palin...The one who quit her post when things got a little hairy...the one who says that Alaska is the "real" America...the one who supported a group of Alaskan Seccessionists...The one who knows foreign policy because she can "see Russia from her window"...that Sarah Palin...The one the rest of us made fun of because of how dumb she is. Please, if you're reading this and you're one of the Tea Partiers, stop believing everything Rush and Glenn tell you (especially Glenn, at least Rush is a news person, Glenn is an ENTERTAINER not a journalist) and do some research for yourself. Don't believe everything you're told because it's coming from someone getting paid to tell you it and don't believe everything you read just because it's typed, including this.