Well hello there you dudes! It's been too long since I've posted a rant-blog, so here you go.
The god damn white and gold dress is white and god damn gold, not god damn blue and black, you god damn blue/black mutants.
And now for my theory....
First off, if you haven't heard, the internet is going insane over a photograph of a dress, that about half the population seems to think is "white with gold stripes", while the other half think its "blue with black stripes". It's basically come down to a question of how we perceive colors, when factors such as digital color temperature / flash / lighting, monitor calibration, viewing environment ambience, as well as the physical color receptors in our eyes, come into play. Here's the dress: [...]
Last night I had a strange nightmare. I was working on a vast office building with cubicles as far as the eye could see. There was a woman I apparently knew at this job - someone I don't know in real life, but within the context of the dream knew very well. I guess the setting was that I had been secretly in love with this woman for a long time, but never had the nerve to talk to her, for years.
I saw her walking towards me, and my heart began to flutter, as it did every day for her in this dream setting. However, on this particular day in my dream world, she didn't walk past me, but instead walked right up to my face. Out of nowhere, she hugged me, and kissed me, and told me she loved me. [...]
I ask because this week I've pulled most of the guts out of the program that runs this blog, and re-organized a ton of things in order to help move some of the functionality forward in the future. One thing you might notice in particular is all the "view blog entry" URLs are a tad shorter, and the RSS links have changed.
I've done my best (in the 3 hours I had to spare today) to test all the blog's functions to make sure they all still work, but I need your help. If you have a little time, I'd appreciate if you would just sort of poke around this blog area, trying out all the features (adding comments, subscribing, clicking different links, clicking photos, etc etc) and letting me know if any are broken. [...]
Hey you guys. This is the dumbest thing ever, but my mind has been wandering lately.
Earlier this month I got to be on terrestrial radio again, in the form of a live interview+performance on KTST Anaheim (The Kay Show with Kyle Green, which was a ton of fun btw), and it got me thinking about past interviews.
So I've been thinking back to an interview I had an on online-only music station a couple years ago. The preview couple weeks, days, hours leading up to the actual air time, I was doing some heavy promoting - Tweets, blogs, facebook posts, mailing list blasts, etc, trying to get a bunch of people to listen live. [...]
I'm sure by now most of you have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. If you haven't yet, its basically a silly silly viral thing going around right now, where people challenge each other to pouring buckets of ice cold water on top of their heads. If challenged, you're faced with the choice of donating $100 to an ALS organization, or dumping that ice water on your head (and possibly donating anyway if you can).
As with anything that garners a large audience, the challenge has been receiving lots of criticism lately, with people bringing up many concerns. I believe most of these concerns are misconceptions, and I'd like to take a moment to explain why I think the ice bucket challenge is worthy of participation, with a few rebuttals to common arguments below.
It's a waste of water
This is the most common complaint I hear, and on the surface sounds valid. However after doing some hunting, I discovered the challenge actually accounts for a teeny tiny amount of the water we use as a nation. There have been reports of the ice bucket challenge using up around 5 million gallons of water so far. That does sound huge! But then I found out (according to one article I found), Americans use about 37.5 billion gallons per day. That means the challenge accounts for less than 0.01% of our total water usage. That's really small! In fact, even the EPA is behind the challenge in light of all the good it does compared to how little water it actually uses. [...]
So there's this really really cute photo of a monkey taking a selfie that's been going around. Apparently some sort of wildlife photographer had a camera setup, and a monkey came by and stole the camera. Then the monkey took hundreds of photos while he was messing with the thing, and accidentally took a superb selfie.
The photographer claims he owns copyright to the photo, and Wikimedia claims the photo is in the public domain, because well, a monkey took it. I won't post the photo here because I agree with the photographer (as I'll soon explain), but if you search for "Monkey Selfie" you'll probably find it. [...]
I've hated bears for a long time, ever since I saw a nature special where adult bears were walking around murdering cubs by a river and carrying their carcasses around like rag dolls. Seriously. Fuck bears. Like, genocide them.
Anyway, you know those giant transparent balls they put people in, so you can roll around and bounce down cliffs and stuff? What if we made one of those bear-proof? Then you can just roll on up to a bear family and screw with them. Like "Oooogadeeee booo, bears!! Haha look I'm gonna touch yer cubs [motions toward bear cubs]" [...]
Ha... wuddup guys... I haven't written to this category in awhile so I wanted to share a little article I came across. Apparently doctors have turned selfies into an actual mental disorder called "selfitis", if you can believe that haha.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has made three classifications for selfitis:
Borderline Selfitis is when you take selfies of yourself at least 3 times a day, but don't post to social media
Acute Selfitis is basically Borderline Selfitis but also posting the photos to social media
Chronic Selfitis: Is when you lose your shit and can't stop yourself from taking photos all day long while posting to social media (more than 6 times a day)
This silly post brought to you, by me being up at 5am again
Most of us have a few TV shows we love to watch every week. If you're on facebook or another social networking site, spoilers can sometimes be a big problem. People can be robbed of some of the enjoyment in their favorite story lines and resentment can breed fast.
I'm going to propose a quick set of guidelines in the hopes of saving a few friendships. Feel free to share this page with someone who may need to brush up on their spoiler etiquette!
ALWAYS Be Vague!
The first and most best thing you can possibly do for the sake of your friends, while still being able to express yourself, is to be vague. If a main character gets shot in the head, don't make a post that says "Oh no! Bobby got shot in the head!" ... that's just cruel. Instead, take each important part of that sentence, and blur it out with a mental smudger before writing it down. [...]
So uh... sometimes its fun to waste your time arguing on the internet with morons, right? I mean, we can all be dumb from time to time, but its really fun when someone goes off the deep end.
Anyway, I just had an interesting facebook argument that I thought you all might enjoy. What basically started out as an announcement by one friend that he'd like to hang out with someone, turned into some other douche asking for photos of boobs, which then turned into me poking innocent fun at said douche, which then led the douche to shit himself in public in the most magnificent way. [...]