Ruined My Life

Sunday, April 08, 2007


The whole thing picked up and just moved down the Information Superhighway. Shannon says it's an opportunity to do new and better things, I bet it will be a means of continuing to ruin my life. Overall I think it will be easier to:

1) Add Links and Places to Go
2) Blog with pictures

Click here and then add it to your favorites if you read this and actually care.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Other People's Blogs

Now, I'm not going to claim to be a genius, but I do think that there are a lot of REALLY REALLY REALLY dumb people blogging out there. Sometimes I wonder what planet they're living on. One such case, someone who had a fight to the death between Family Guy and the Simpsons.

I don't know where to start. I made a comment (though I was logged in as my wife "Shannonoz"), but feel that this needs a bit more comment. I am sick of people claiming that Family Guy is anything but a cheap, poor quality rip off of the Simpsons. The show sucks! There is no subtlety in its jokes, there is no creativity or originality. The Simpsons made fun of it being a clone and it took the show's creator two months to figure it out.

My wife was saying yesterday that the Internet has given the masses the ability to take content back from the news media. Another thing it's done is brought idiots together so they can share their stupid thoughts.

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Friday, April 06, 2007

American Idle

So Sanjaya lives and the people who have too much free time and no taste or responsibilities in the world are going apeshit crazy. Today, I noticed that Yahoo! had something on their main page and people are really upset about this Sanjaya thing.

Come on people, get over yourself. The idiots who won in the past aren't any good. Milli Vanilli sold a lot of records too and they SUCKED. Go listen to your Clay Aiken records and read Teen People and USA Today and think that you're in touch with culture and the arts in your own little delusional world. The rest of us are going to have fun screwing with the show and watching it go down in flames. LONG LIVE SANJAYA.

I wonder if the woman on a hunger strike against Sanjaya has croaked yet? Eat a Cheesburger for Sanjaya! (or if you're Catholic eat a Filet O' Fish with Cheese today).

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Oprah and the Road

So, Oprah's book club has selected Cormac McCarthy's new book The Road as it's new book. Quite a departure, considering it's a tale of a post apocolytic world in which cannibals roam the streets. Nice stuff for the weepy baby boomer set that makes up her audience.

My favorite are the reading questions so that middle aged women can discuss the horror of the book.

Here is how I imagine the conversation going...

Discussion Moderator: Cormac McCarthy has an unmistakable prose style. What do you see as the most distinctive features of that style? How is the writing in The Road in some ways more like poetry than narrative prose?

Karen: It’s, well kind of grunty. It’s so different than the writers in Redbook.

Leanne: Yes I agree, but it’s not like poetry. Nothing rhymes. There are no nice images of leaves of grass or flowers.

Donna: I like how it’s a family story with a man and his son.

Low roar of nodding and approving. Ok, next question…

Moderator: Why do you think McCarthy has chosen not to give his characters names? How do the generic labels of "the man" and "the boy" affect the way in which readers relate to them?

Donna: Maybe if he gave their names they wouldn’t be quite so universal. Or maybe he thought that they wouldn’t be calling each other Barry and Vick. I don’t know.

Karen: This is just like men to objectify people and not name them. They have more of an identify.

Leanne: My brain hurts, I didn’t notice, I just didn’t want them to be eaten.

Moderator: How is McCarthy able to make the post-apocalyptic world of The Road seem so real and utterly terrifying? Which descriptive passages are especially vivid and visceral in their depiction of this blasted landscape? What do you find to be the most horrifying features of this world and the survivors who inhabit it?

Donna: I didn’t like all the gray and no food. What would we do without Applebees?

Leanne: I think the lack of bathing would be unpleasant!

Karen: It’s like an old black and white TV show, that’s creepy! (low roar of agreement again).

Moderator: McCarthy doesn't make explicit what kind of catastrophe has ruined the earth and destroyed human civilization, but what might be suggested by the many descriptions of a scorched landscape covered in ash? What is implied by the father's statement that, "On this road there are no godspoke men. They are gone and I am left and they have taken with them the world," [p. 32]?

Karen: Wow, that’s deep. I don’t have any clue.

Donna: Was it terrorists, I bet it was terrorists.

Leanne: I wonder if Al Gore had something to do with his global warming and all. That sounds dangerous, why does he support it so?

Karen: Maybe it was aliens? But where did they go? It reminds me of Tom Cruise in war of the worlds, do you think he stole it from that movie? Maybe he did, there was ash in that movie.

Donna: How did they bury those monsters in the ground?

Karen: I think it was aliens who conspired with global warming to … Oh Desperate Housewives is on, I’ve had enough of this.

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Asshole of the Week

So, just when I thought the New Jersey state legislature was the Asshole of the Week, I've discovered the woman who is hungerstriking against Sanjaya on American Idol. Below is a news article on this moron...

No Soup for You!

She's also on MySpace. You can read J's blog here

For once, I think I'm completely shocked into silence. I understand protesting war, injustice, inhumanity, goverments, laws, etc. But to risk your health because of a TV show, and a bad one at that? I don't think that those people who worship the Evil Pagan God Clay Aiken would even go that far.

So, once again, to assist nature and Darwinism, I ask that you visit Vote for the Worst to help continue this and any other hunger strike out there. In the meantime, I'd like to suggest everyone to Eat a Cheesburger for Sanjaya. It's very easy to do, any cheese will work (cheddar, provelone, munster, montery jack, etc.) and it will make you happy.

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