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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Star Trek Fan Film Sued

Interesting article here worth checking out. Basically, a group of people is making a really well produced Star Trek fan film is being sued by Paramount.

The argument is that this film is really good and they don't want that out there. And judging by the preview I actually agree. I personally can't stand the reboots. They are basically sci-fi action films with no useful story. What these fans seem to be doing, is making a film that is actually more true to the original films with story and dialog instead of constant action sequences,and lens flair everywhere.

I do see the point to an extinct as this is an owned intellectual property, that they are in essence ripping off, but if CBS and Paramount were smart instead suing them they should offer to partner with them and help them make the film. It would be good for the franchise, good for the company, and good for anyone who misses Star Trek and wants it back to the way it should be.

Here is the link to the article.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Douche-Bags at the Gym

One of the many reasons I hate going to the gym are the other people at the gym. This guy was getting ready for his workout and was doing his hair and plucking his eyebrows. Yes, before going to work out, obviously in the hope s of meeting some chick he was fixing himself up. 


It's sad that they need this sign, but it's true. I once witnesses a guy blow-drying his back and chest hair with it. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Darn Homeless People Ruining Pictures

Dublin Girl’s Xmas Shopping Selfie Ruined By Homeless Man In The Background... read the full story here...

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

TNT and the TSA

Really? Did a TSA agent really think that a bunch of people were traveling with dynamite in clearly labeled TNT bottles? Idiots! 


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My Little Pony Drinking Game

I didn't come up with this game but here it is anyway.

  • Every time Spike crushes on Rarity 
  • Every time Pinkie Pie defies the laws of physics, or says "party", is sad, breaks the 4th wall. 
  • Every time Applejack is seen with her family. 
  • Every time Fluttershy makes friends with an animal 
  • Every time Discord shows up 
  • Every time Rarity is seen in a new outfit or makes an outfit for somebody 
  • Every time Spike is being greedy about food 
  • Every time Rainbow Dash says "awesome" or shows off. 
  • Every time Big Macintosh says something other than "eegup"

Thursday, June 11, 2015

My Prayers are With You

Why is it that when people are dying or something bad happens suddenly everyone's prayers are with them? Yet they don't care enough about the person to pray the rest of the time? And on top of that, what exactly are they praying for? Are they praying that the person doesn't die, even though they might be suffering? Or are they praying that the heathen gets into heaven after the person dies? If God exists, which of the prayers does he listen too? The person who believes the most or prays the loudest or is a member of the correct religion?

Friday, May 15, 2015

John "The Bully" Boehner Being Stupid

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After the recent Amtrak crash a reporter asked John Boehner about Republicans cutting funding for Amtrak and infrastructure. In response to what sounds like a valid question to me, Boehner the  current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives responded with "Are you really going to ask such a stupid question? Listen: You know they (Democrats) started this yesterday. It's all about funding, it's all about funding. Obviously, it's not about funding."  and the sad thing is, this is the top Republican in the house. It might not be about funding, but it might also be about funding.

Some other dumb statements by Boehner:

"We should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal." In trying to justify his leadership of the do-nothing congress. - Source

"Redefining marriage diminishes the social pressures for husbands to remain with their wives and children, and for men and women to marry before having children." Ummm, yeah. Because prior to legalizing gay marriage husbands and wives always stayed together and waited until marriage before having children.   - Source

In regards to Obamas agenda “We're going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can." Well that is a good attitude to have John. - Source

"the idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale carbon dioxide. Every cow in the world, you know, when they do what they do, you’ve got more carbon dioxide" I don't think I need to comment on the stupidity of this one. It stands on its own. - Source

Friday, May 08, 2015

No Vote Can't Find Models

I made a joke when I saw the image that the vote no campaign is using in Ireland. The couple in the image didn't look Irish to me, which seemed funny because it is about Irish families.

Well it turns out, that the couple in the picture support gay marriage. The couple in the image allowed a friend to use it for stock photography, and the no campaign bought it for that. Apparently the no campaign couldn't find an actual couple who wanted to be the faces of the no so they had to buy one.  


Read the full story here.. 

Friday, May 01, 2015

Vote Yes Ireland

Living in Washington state where we voted yes to legalize marriage, I want to encourage everyone in Ireland to vote yes on May 22nd. Washington hasn't fallen into the ocean, god hasn't thrown balls of fire down, and people haven't started trying to get married to their horses or other pets. In fact, life has continued on just like it did before.

Marriage Equality Ireland

So vote yes Ireland!  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Double The Police Shootings

In this weeks episode of police shooting unarmed people, we have double the shootings.

The first in Atlanta police shoot a naked unarmed man. Apparent easier to shoot him than to accidentally touch his dick by wrestling him and restrain him.

And in Wisconsin police shoot an unarmed 19 year old

Yet somehow with all the shootings the police departments still think they are in the right, go unpunished, and the government does nothing. 

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Denver Police and Excessive Force

And in today's episode of police behaving badly Denver policeman accused repeatedly of excessive force taken off streets.. read about it here..

Friday, February 27, 2015

Psych Drinking Game

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  • Whenever Shawn touches his temple with one of his "visions" 
  • Whenever Henry says, "I don't know Shawn" 
  • Whenever Shawn introduces Gus using a fake name 
  • Whenever there is a zoom flash event of Shawn keying in on something 
  • Whenever Carlton shows his gun 
  • Whenever there is a reference to a movie 
  • Whenever Gus screams like a girl 
  • Whenever Shawn and Gus bump fists 
  • Every time you see the blueberry

Climate Change Denier Paid by Energy Companies

No surprise here

 "A leading climate change denier whose work has fortified right-wing political arguments for years, was paid more than $1.2 million by energy companies."

Red the full story... 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Throw Rocks - Get Shot By Police

"Police officers who fatally shot a Mexican farm worker in Washington state after he pelted them with rocks fired 17 shots at the man, striking him five or six times"

Read full story here... 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UPS Can't Deliver

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I love how I always get stuck dealing with poor customer service as it gives me something to write about in this blog. My latest issue is with UPS who have posted about before.

I ordered some books through Amazon, specifically the publishing division Create Space. The books arrived but some of them were water damaged. It had been raining quite a bit so I didn't think much of it that UPS couldn't keep the box dry. So I called Amazon and told them the issue and they promptly reshipped the order. A few weeks go past and I received an email from Create Space saying, "We have been contacted about a package pending delivery. We were contacted today by UPS regarding order #, they contacted via email and tried to call, however there was no phone number in the account. Please call UPS and provide them with the tracking number so you can arrange a delivery today. Otherwise the package will be abandon as today is the last day they can keep it."

Notice they said that UPS tried to contact me via email. I can clearly state, they didn't not try to contact me via email. So this was the first I heard of the reason for the delay. Which I was wondering about but since it was over the Christmas holiday I figured that was the reason for the delay. Anyway, I called UPS that same day to find out why they weren't able to deliver it and it turns out that they had my name on the package but not the business that I was receiving it at. I was having it sent to my work because I knew someone would sign for it. After speaking to the person on the phone, he said he had it corrected and it would be getting shipped to the correct address.

A few days go by and I checked the UPS website to see what the status was and it said, "The company or receiver name is incorrect. This will delay delivery. We're attempting to update this information. / This package was abandoned by both the sender and receiver."

So I called again and spoke with someone who we will name Hellen who told me that the package was considered abandoned and was going to be destroyed. Yes, destroyed. Luckily it was just some books but what if it was some one of a kind family heirloom? I explained to Hellen that I spoke with someone the previous week who told me he updated the name correctly. She looked and said they had a record of it, but there was nothing she could do now. So after some back and forth she told me I could have the shipper contact them. I respond with, "let's contact the shipper right now. I will do a three way call and get this sorted." but Hellen wasn't allowed to do three way calls. So I respond, "so what you are telling me is, your company messed up the shipment and you are not going to try to correct that?" She responded with a yes. That the policy is that they can't do anything. So like most people would do in this situation I asked for a supervisor. After some back and forth about this, she puts me on hold and eventually comes back to me that her supervisor is on a call with another customer. Apparently I'm not the only one with UPS shipping issues.

After getting off the call with the unhelpful "can't do anything" girl Hellen, I contacted Create Space who told me they will reach out to UPS. I don't know for sure if they actually did, but I can say I never heard back from Create Space even though the person I talked to said she would email me after contacting UPS.

Later that evening someone we will call Ernesta from UPS the manager of Hellen calls me back. She basically says the same thing, that even though UPS is at fault she can't do anything for me. What I get out of this conversation is, UPS is a shipping company who employees delivery drivers who can't deliver packages to an address, can't updated a shipping name correctly, and have customer service centers employed with people who can't actually provide service to customers. FYI, technically I'm not a customer. According to Ernesta Amazon is the customer not me. But she is not allowed to contact her customer Amazon with me on the phone, the not a customer.

After going back and forth she says something about being able to contact the delivery people, the ones who actually work in the warehouse and drive the trucks. So I say, lets contact them. Of course she can't do it herself but says she will reach out to someone and have them contact me. I'm doubtful that this will happen but relent and eventually get off the phone.

Approximately two hours after that call, as I was walking home, my phone rings and it was someone else asking about my issue. I started telling her the scenario and about halfway through she puts some guy on the phone who she introduced as her supervisor. I stared telling him my story about the hassle, being told my stuff is going to be destroyed, etc. He quickly told me that's not what happens that they actually put it up for auction after it sits for a year. But what he really does that was helpful was he makes note of the correct name on the address and says he will get it right out to me. Two days later my packaged arrived. I was on the phone for about 3 minutes to this guy and he somehow was able to solve the problem that multiple calls to the customer service people should have been able to solve.