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Us and Them

March 29th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in ramblings

Was at the mall today getting some new glasses ($300 bucks worth of new glasses) and was passing by one of those stores that caters to the young, hip, emo crowd when I saw a shirt that perfectly illustrated the difference between us and them and so I snapped a picture of it and made this.

Us-and-them

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Their side is concerned about themselves, not about you, me or anyone that can’t do something for  THEM.  Because in their world the only thing that matters is them.

In my world I would shed my blood for my tribe, and I know that the people who are part of my tribe would do the same for me.  I know this to be fact.  I was at work one time and tried to call my wife at home and there was no answer.  Since she had told me to call her and was expecting the call I tried the house phone, no answer there either.

Normally this wouldn’t evoke a reaction on my part, but she was pregnant at the time and there were some things going on so it got me a little worried.  Since I couldn’t get out of work I called a friend of mine to see if he could get hold of her for me since my break was over.  He tried for ten minutes to call her, after the first two minutes he grabbed his pistol,  got into his car, and headed to my house breaking quite a few speed laws to get there as quickly as he could.

Now, he didn’t know what he might be walking into, but he did it anyway because he knows I would do the same for him.  That is my tribe, my people.

On the other side we have my brother in laws group.  They one time decided they wanted to go ghost hunting in a active railway freight yard and I was asked to talk to them and let them know how monumentally stupid their idea was.  One of the group was a girl, young and kind of cute, the other six or seven were your average teenage boys who spend too much time playing video games and not really much else.

I did my best to explain to them that the particular rail yard they were thinking of had a very bad history of bodies being found and a very bad element that was in that area.  I finished it with “What would you do if someone came out with a knife or a gun, told you boys to scram and leave the girl?”

One of the boys, without hesitation, said “I’d leave her to her fate I guess.”

Us and them.  Big differences, choose your side carefully.

 

So, I Was Thinking

January 23rd, 2013 | 8 Comments | Posted in Libtards, Pass the ammo, ramblings

Which can be very dangerous.

I saw on Jennifer’s site that she was dealing with a Twitter Troll so I decided to go a poke it with a stick.  Yeah, I do that when I am feeling ornery.

Anyway, one of the responses that was sent my way was this

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Yep.  Guns. Are. Bad. M’kay.

Couple of things get me here.  One, why does El Douche care about what happens in a country that is not his own? I’ll never figure that out I don’t think.

But the second part is this.  I was watching Castle (Beckett is smokin’ – just saying) and I started thinking of all the ways I could remember people being killed on that show.  Here’s the list I came up with:

  • Guns (yep, we know)
  • Samurai Sword
  • Pillows
  • Spiky Sculpture
  • Rope
  • Swimming Pool
  • Chorine
  • Motor Oil
  • Cyanide
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Decompression Chamber
  • Frying pans
  • Wooden Stake
  • Fists
  • Steak Knife
  • Pipe Bomb
  • Liquid Nitrogen
  • Ice Pick
  • Stone Gargoyles
  • Picket Fences

These are just the ones I can think of to!  So, I guess if we are going to ban guns ’cause they’re bad, m’kay, then we should ban all these things too because if they have been used to kill someone then they must be bad too, m’kay.

Just a thought.  What do you need a pillow that fluffy for anyway!  Do it for the children.

 

Slow Blogging- Stupid Shows

October 18th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Libtards, ramblings, WTF

Not because there isn’t a lot of things going on to blog about – there’s a crap-ton of stuff from the so-called ‘debates’ where the moderator sides with Obambi to protect his precious little hide, to all kinds of stuff going on around the Instinct household like having to completely redo my computer after the drive my OS was loaded on decided to kill itself with a whimper.

Nope, the reason is that I just haven’t gotten around to it.

So, to get back into things I am going to talk about something that I saw a week or so ago that almost made me want to shoot my TV in disgust.

The wife likes shows like “The Vampire Diaries” and “Lost Girl” (thankfully she hates the entire “Twilight” series and keeps hoping that Edward will find his head firmly attached to a steak a la Vlad the Impaler style) and a new show was starting called “Beauty and the Beast”  I figured it was some rehash of the old show from the 80′s and she wanted me to watch it with her – yeah, I did because that’s what husbands do.

Anyway it starts off exactly the way you would expect.  We see get introduced to the main character whose car has broken down and mom has come out to help her – this is how we learn that dad isn’t in the picture at all – they get attacked by some bad guys and mom is killed, main girl starts running into the nearby woods and when all seems lost she is saved by a blurry figure (she hit her head falling) and bad guys are ripped into small bits.  OK, fine. I figured maybe this time they are going full werewolf instead of the original story where the guy is a beast all the time.

Fast forward a few years and now main character is a tough cop and martial arts expert. She finds hair at a crime scene that matches hair at her moms murder.  She calls the Feds and when they meet her, they try to kill her and once again she is saved by the beast guy – and here is where it gets even stupider than it already was – turns out beast boy was a doctor who after 9-11 (yes, they use footage of the towers as part of his background story) joined the military – and went enlisted – because he was so angry that “I wasn’t thinking clearly”.  So once he is in, he is SUCH a bad ass that he gets picked up for a sooper sekrit project to make him even better “I should have asked more questions, but I was a soldier, I did what I was told”.

Anyway, the evil military merged his DNA with animal an now when he gets angry he turns into a beast. He and a bunch of other guys they did the same stuff to were part of a special unit that did all sorts of terrible things until the military decided that they were a liability and tried to kill them all – only our hero escaped and is now being hunted by shadowy government organization.

Yeah, crappy writers can’t come up with an original idea so they go with the “evil military experiment” crap and how everyone in the military is A) some kind of mindless drone and; B) a hard core killer with no remorse at all.

Why is it we never see a storyline about some douchebag hippie working in a lab at Berkley who they do experiments on to help combat global warming – and when he discovers that Global warming cooling climate change is all BS they try to kill him?  It would be just as accurate at the other crap.

In short, this show should have never even made it off the cutting floor.  I could go full rant, but I just don’t feel like it.  It’s not worth the energy it would take to type it all out.

Hard Drive Blues

October 14th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in ramblings

So yesterday I get up and had planned on doing up a post or two about a stupid show that is now being shoveled out of the TV studios of “We Hate the Military’ but as I sat down and fired up the monster instead of the familiar Windows chime all I get it a black screen and the words “BOOTMGR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart”.

Crap.

So, I attempt to recover the drive first – no joy, keeps crapping out.  Even when I did get it ‘recovered’ it would then shut down with the good ol’ blue screen of death so I had to face the facts, my hard drive that got me through college and multiple operating systems was dead.

So, I headed on over to Best Buy simply because they are closest and I didn’t want to spend the whole morning on a Saturday trying to get to a computer store to get a hard drive.  Naturally once I got there I went to the computer section and spent about 15 minutes trying to find where their hard drives were and was helped by no one at all.  Had no less than four employees walk by doing nothing and not one even glanced over to ask if I was finding everything OK, so apparently they have not changed their customer service model since the last time I was there.

I eventually found them, a half a shelf of drives and most of them were for notebooks.  I grabbed a 500Gb drive (the smallest they had) and headed for the exit where there was a person who was now very interested in helping me because I was handing them money and while waiting I overheard a man talking with his wife about a friend of theirs who just spent $10,000 on a 3D TV.  All I could think was the damn thing must be gold plated, make you popcorn and read your mind to cost that much.  I can think of a heck of a lot more things I could do with $10,000 than spend it on a TV.

Eventually I escaped and made my way home through Saturday morning shopping traffic and  got the new drive in it’s place.

It wasn’t that much of a disaster though because the only thing I kept on the old drive was the OS and basic installation files, all the real work and important stuff is kept on different drives, but I still had to go to Best Buy (which is its own form of torture) and then spend a good portion of the day putting everything back on.

So, now almost everything is back the way it should be.  I just have my Adobe software to install and my animation stuff like Maya and Modo.

On the bright side, my OS is nice and clean now.

Well That’s Disappointing

October 4th, 2012 | 5 Comments | Posted in ramblings

My mom bought a tree the other day and had it planted in their front yard.  Well, I should clarify that it looks like a tree the way that Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree looks like a tree – it’s a stick with a few leaves on it.  Seriously.

So, the wife and I are looking at it and she decides to do a tree growing dance while I stand there and wave my arms saying “crescendo!”.

The tree didn’t get one bit bigger.

Those Little Einsteins are a bunch of liars.

A Link from TAM!!!!

September 1st, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in ramblings

I feel faint….