Archive for January, 2008
I have a subscription to GQ. I got a 2 year subscription a while back. I thought it would be cool to read some GQ articles. Maybe adopt a GQ lifestyle. But in all honesty, the magazine doesn’t live up to expectations. I don’t know any guy that would think the articles were worth a damn. Did I set the bar too high for them? Perhaps. In my opinion, the only thing GQ has going for them is the high quality women they attract for their covers. And Rachel Bilson is the only reason I will look through my copy of next month’s issue.
Who is Rachel Bilson? Who cares. She looks good half naked. But I will say that I saw her in a Zach Braff movie once. Other than that, I don’t know why she would be considered a celebrity. But let’s not kid ourselves. Good looks do make you famous!
Anyway, as you can imagine, I won’t be renewing my GQ subscription. When the only good thing in the magazine (the pics of the ladies) can be found on the internet, why bother? Now Maxim, that’s a different story. The same type of articles that GQ publishes can be found in Maxim in a much more informative and humorous manner. Only bad thing about Maxim is that they are known for putting the occasional skank on the cover. Oh well.
I didn’t catch last night’s Republican debate on MSNBC. Partly because I’m starting to get tired of the political immaturity. But mostly because I didn’t want to take the chance of hearing Keith Olberman speak. That guy seriously sucks now. I liked him much better when he used to read sports scores to me.
Anyway, I found this little cartoon on Politico.com. I think it sums up the Republican candidates pretty accurately.
Makes me yearn for a simpler time. With the innocence that was getting up early on Saturday morning to eat waffles and watch the Smurfs.
I have observed for a while the decline of MySpace. You see, when I first got into it back in 2002, it was a cool networking platform. An innovative new way to find old friends and possibly make new ones. Back then it was a good thing. Today, not so much. It is more of a punchline now. Where girls post slutty pics of themselves, where cyber-bullying and gossip reign supreme, and where perverts can go to see who they can stalk next. To me, it has become utterly repulsive, and ultimately useless.
My only reason for having an account was to keep up with the happenings of my two sisters, who are big fans of MySpace. One lives in California, while the other resides in Hawaii. They put up pics of family and blogged about things they have seen or done. For the most part, all in good taste, which I understood was the original concept of the site. So after logging in today to see what is happening with them, I came to the conclusion that it was time to cut ties with this joke of a website. When canceling, there was a place to comment. Here is what I told the MySpace folks:
MySpace was a great idea when I first got into it back in 2002. Now, it has gotten so “ghetto”, that an ad at the front page that appeared after I logged in was an advertisement stating something along the lines of “Want to know how to get the girl? You need the right rims! Pimp your ride! Click here!”. WTF? Well, that did it for me. I’m obviously not the audience you are wanting to attract. If I wanted to be subjected to ads like that, I’d record an episode of Jerry Springer. Way to go, MySpace.
So that’s that. I don’t want to be associated with the trash that the majority of MySpace users now consist of. And I feel like I owe an apology to all the friends and family that I turned on to MySpace a few years ago. It really was a great concept at the time. Had I known it was going in the direction that it did, I never would have suggested it. I can only imagine that the other big social networking sites are heading the same direction. Facebook. Friendster. It’s just a matter of time.
Bottom line is, I’m too good for MySpace. And I know quite a few people on there who are too.
Seeing Hillary in HD made me lose sleep, too. And almost turned my hair white.
Yes folks, open season on all politicians is in full swing.
I am into politics in the sense that I want to know what’s going on. I am no doubt liberal in some areas, but for the most part conservative. So with that in mind, I have taken every opportunity to watch the presidential debates and the coverage of the primaries. So far, I have been tuning in to CNN to get this coverage. Why? Simple: It’s the only major news network I get that streams in HD. So with that in mind, tonight’s debate made it “clearer” that I do not want Hillary Clinton to be president. HD is not kind to her. Not in the least bit. If the goal is to frighten our enemies into submission, then we can just use a close-up of Hillary from tonight’s debate as kind of a warning signal whenever terrorists start spewing American hate. Other than that, she is pretty much useless. But as scary as seeing Hillary in HD was, it makes me think that CNN might have some secret agreement with her campaign. How else could they explain this…
This is Candy Crowley, a political correspondent on CNN. And let me say I have never been so offended by the outrageous misuse of a hot girl’s name on such a non-hot being. Yikes. I almost feel like CNN deliberately put this “woman” on the air to make Hillary less hideous. Almost worked, too. Not cool, CNN. You’d think that Anderson Cooper would alert the audience by saying something along the lines of “not appropriate for children” or “graphic nature” before showing her on screen. Here’s some free advice for CNN: If you’re going to be in HD, less Big Girl, more Soledad O’Brien. Makes me anxious to see these faces whenever Fox News goes HD in my area.
Sometimes technology has a funny way of rearing it’s ugly head. It’s very ugly, nightmare inducing head. Sweet dreams.
Quick side note: The debate was pretty good. Very entertaining attacks on each other. I they may have talked about an issue or two.
I’ve got to give Burger King some props. This whole “whopper freakout” promotion they are doing is pure genius. I myself haven’t had a Whopper in years, but I do remember that it was a good burger. Now I’m craving one. But maybe that’s because I didn’t eat dinner last night. Where the hell is there a Burger King in this town? Anyone know?
Here is a bigger production of the Freakout. Check out the details of some of these reactions. Funny stuff.
But even funnier than that is these guys. My friend Kari sent this to me. Whopper Freakout (Ghetto Version).
I need me a motherf&*&@% Whopper! Now!