Friday, June 27, 2008

The Right To Bear Arms

I'm sure you've heard about the court case regarding the right to bear arms. What I don't understand is why people are so dead set on allowing others to have weapons. I'm not talking about small guns or rifles here, I'm talking about automatic weapons where the entire purpose of their creation was to kill other human beings.

Another thing I don't understand is why we can't just create some sort of gun control bill that works. They say "Gun don't kill people, people kill people." Yeah, okay, fine. That's great except that we keep giving guns to the people that kill people. There has GOT to be a better way to deal with this. I wish I could find statistics where someone successfully "defended" their home with a gun (that's not from the 17 or 1800's).

The entire purpose of guns is to kill people. Sure you can go hunting, but why do you need to hunt with the same weapons that armies use? Because "it's your right?" Don't be stupid. If the Bill of Rights were to be rewritten today there would be no provision that people have a right to stockpile weapons. This isn't the 1700's. We don't have threats rollings in to town trying to overthrow us these days. And we're pretty well connected, if something happens in New York we're not going to have to really on local residents to form a militia (unless Skynet achieves awareness). It's outdated and we don't need it. Now I'm all for freedom and I don't think that the government should force something on you, but I think you have to admit we have a problem here.

How many times have you heard about someone walking into a public space or a school and just shooting people for no apparent reason. Then we find out the they "didn't take their medication." Okay well there's a problem. If a side effect of you not taking medication is that you murder people I think it's fair to say that that person should not have access to guns or any other weapon. I'm sorry but that's a safety issue and no, I don't think it takes it to far or violates your rights.

Where are we going with this? What is it going to take to make people realize that guns should not be readily available to anyone who wants them? Come on NRA and gun advocates tell me that stricter rules and limiting access to guns is a bad idea?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We Can Make Her Better...We Have The Technology

A friend of mine found this bionic dog. I'd like to see how it walks.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

RIP George Carlin

Comedian George Carlin died of heart failure on Sunday. Most people may remember him from his comedy acts which included the famous 7 dirty words, his role in Dogma, or even his role on Thomas the Tank Engine. Let us not forget one of the greatest roles ever to be play in the history of acting...that's right, Rufus from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (and Bogus Journey).

RIP George Carlin and excellent to each other.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cablevision May Lose Ownership Of The Rangers

According to a report I read HERE, MSG LP which is part of Cablevision, which in turn is owned by James Dolan could lose their ownership of the New York Rangers. It seems there is a big dispute of who should control the teams website. Cablevision says as the owners they should, and the NHL says as the governing body they should. Now as a result it looks like the NHL may revoke ownership of the Rangers (we'll have to wait and see what repercussions that will cause)

Now I don't follow hockey all that close, but Cablevision also owns the NY Knicks. The best possible thing that could ever happen to the Knicks is for James Dolan to lose ownership, so hopefully the Rangers will be freed and the Knicks (and hopefully MSG) will follow. Dolan is just a guy who has cash and think it's cool to own sports teams when he actually knows nothing about the sport. All he knows is big names, which is why the Knicks are often full of players who used to be great but are now out of their prime.

I truly hope that some day NY sports teams will get an owner who cares about the fans and the city. I'm taking donations, I just need about a billion/a billion and a half dollars to make the purchase. Let's get moving on that...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

New Girl Talk Album Out...for $0 or $10 or $100...

The new Girl Talk album is out today. For those that don't know, Girl Talk is a DJ from Pittsburgh who makes original songs out of an endless number of samples. The samples are cut into tiny pieces of the song and sometimes last only seconds. Good stuff, and original too.

Following previous artists who have given away new albums for "whatever you want," the new album, titled Feed The Animals, was released today and it's up to you to decide what you want to pay for it. That deal seemed to work for Radiohead. Though the fact that they are Radiohead probably helped...even though they are drastically overrated.

I enjoyed the previous album Night Ripper so I hope this one is decent. I'm loading it to my iPod as I write this. Can you guess how much I paid for it?

You can get the album HERE.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008


If you do any of the following:
- take a day off work
- call in sick
- wait in any form of line
- sleep outside

to be the first to shop in a new IKEA, someone should saw your face off.

Really? People are skipping things and waiting in line for the opportunity to spend their money on furniture. Does no one see how stupid this is?

This week new IKEA opened in Brooklyn (in a part that's about as inaccessible as you can get) and I've been hearing/reading stories about people who waited in line/camped out/skipped work so they could go. Come on! There one not that far in NJ and one on Long Island, so why is this such a big deal? Yeah it's nice that it's there but seriously it does not warrant this much attention. It blows my mind.

Choke on a meatball furniture waiting fools.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Dudes in London Love Each Other

So you know when people talk about how much Europeans love soccer (or football or futbol, whatever, it's soccer). Well it is outrageously ridiculously true.

Last night I was in a bar (oh sorry again, a pub) and a soccer game was on. It was Germany versus the mighty nation of Croatia. First of all the entire place was PACKED, like shoulder to shoulder can't breath packed, and everyone was glued to the TV. It was quite exciting, I saw a ball go one way and than the other for a while with everyone else stood there...riveting. So eventually one team (Germany I think) scores and the place goes NUTS -- like just won the powerball single ticket nuts. These duded are jumping around hugging each other and almost crying like little girls...I thought they were going to start making out with each other...seriously.

It's amazing how psyched they get over a goal. I guess maybe because it's an entire country's team, but still. is boring.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Loud Sneezers

Holy F'ing Christ! I don't think anything annoys me more than when people sneeze loud. Like ridiculously loud. I really have no idea why, but it's one of the most irritating things in the world to me. Today I was on a train and some guy sneezed and I just wanted to go over there and punch him in the face.

Now I realize that there's nothing you can do about, you can't control how you sneeze. But you better! I cannot control my incredible hulk like rage I feel when I hear these loud noises coming from your face. Get it under control. I don't know how your head doesn't pop off from them. I can take maybe two sneezes, three's a push. Sneeze four times though and i don't know what I'll do. Seriously, watch your faces...

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Off to London

I'm off to London this week. I'm sure I'll have a bunch of things to talk about regarding how they do things differently and why our way is better. I'll be sure to let you know. All I know is that I better see someone do this:

Watch Eurotrip. It's a highly underrated movie and you probably already the song Scotty Doesn't Know by Lustra. Seriously though, if you don't like Eurotrip what the hell is wrong with you?

I better see a bunch of British stereotypes, and I hope it doesn't rain. I welcome your thoughts on British stereotypes and suggestions on what to do in London. Oh I just thought of this too...I hope I get to meet Sir Charge.

For your convenience, you can watch the awesome clip of Vinnie Jones opening beer bottles with his eyes right here:

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Mr. Pokey

HAHAHA. I had to post this too. I mean come on just look at it! I'm not even sure what it really is. I guess a window painting for a guinea pig? Mark off your calendars, today is funny picture day.

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Exciting Cuisine

What is this (not not a school for ants). Apparently a Mexican restaurant who's mascot bears a striking resemblance to Mario. Whatever it is, it is a most awesome picture. Look how exciting it is. Who wouldn't want to eat a place where a dude in a sombrero serves you tacos and head sized mugs of beer? SUPER PARTY RESTAURANT of the year I say...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What Drink Should I Get

I was just at Dunkin Donuts and I saw something that I thought was weird. This guy came in and bought a Gatorade. Why he's chose to go to a donut/coffee shop instead of the cheaper better stocked store right next door I don't know.

So this guy proceeds to purchase his green Gatorade. Then goes back to the display and looks all the drinks over again and put back the green one and picks up a red one. Then stands there looking at the red one and finally decides to put the red one back and take an orange one.

I have no idea why this was so interesting to me that I had to stand there and watch his every move, or why it's so vivid in my mind. It was just strange to see him buy something and then repeatedly second guess himself AFTER he bought it. Then again when he tried to leave he couldn't figure out how the door worked, so that might have had something to do with it. He kept pulling on the push door (clearly a push door) even when it was clear that it was not going to open that way. He pulled the door on the outside to get in, why was exiting such a problem? Smart guy.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bikes on the Subway

Why do people insist on bringing bikes onto the subway? A bike is for transportation juts like a subway. So it's a little confusing to me when you have to combine them. Where are these people going that carrying a bike down stairs, through a gate, cramming it on a crowded train, carrying it through another gate and then back up the stairs is easier than just riding it there? Did you mistake a bike for a suitcase somehow?

NYC is not that big, where are you coming from or going to that you just can’t use the bike or the train? It’s especially irritating when I see people decked out in stupid bike gear and get on the subway with me and then get off with me like five stops later. That’s EXACTLY what the bike is for and they even dressed for it! COME ON!!! Bikes can go anywhere that the train can. You’re not going over mountains, you don’t have to swim through water so just get on the goddamn bike to where your going.

Stop taking up room for five people, and especially stop bringing bikes on the subway during rush hour. I wish I could drive my car into the subway and be like “Oh I’m just getting off soon, there was traffic, hope I’m not taking up too much room.” Seriously. Think about what you’re doing.

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Monday, June 2, 2008

Hillary You've Got To Go

Hillary Clinton you have got to go. You are losing by all measures and you continue to press on.

There is now almost no way that Clinton will receive the democratic nomination for the presidency but blah blah blah she keeps talking and talking about why you should vote for her. If she is nominated that is not democracy. The people have not elected her but she doesn't seem to think that's important. You can't have elites selecting candidates (though some might argue that's the way it is anyway). If she is behind in delegates, states, and popular vote how is it right to select her as the candidate? If that does indeed happen then democracy and freedom is dead. It means your vote counts for nothing and those who "know better" will simply decide for you. Doesn't sound right does it?

Ask yourself this people...Do you want whatever this thing is as your president?

Hillary Clinton you have got to go. You are losing by all measures and you continue to press on.

There is now almost no way that Clinton will receive the democratic nomination for the presidency but blah blah blah she keeps talking and talking about why you should vote for her.

Ask yourself this people...Do you want this as your president?

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