Friday, October 29, 2010

Late Night Video... again.

I stumbled upon this video today. I didn't even know they made a video for this song off their (as far as I know) latest album "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace". I really liked this song when I listened to the album, and I'm glad they made a video for it. It's pretty cool. Check it out though.

Don't forget to watch The Matrix. I'm working on part 2 of that post so stay tuned and WATCH THE MATRIX!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Matrix Part 1

I encourage those of you who have not seen The Matrix to watch it and pay close attention. Even those of you who have seen it before, watch it again and pay closer attention to it. I was listening to SModcast 43: SMorpheus and I got drawn into so much that I felt compelled to discuss the world that is described in The Matrix. So before I post my understanding of the world, I'm going to give everyone a chance to watch it. I'll give it a few days before the scond part of this post. DOWNLOAD IT, RENT IT, BUY IT, BORROW IT, I don't care, just WATCH IT. Part 2 coming in a few days.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Late Night Video

Not in the mood to really write anything specific to post. Here's I (wish I could) Disappear by Metallica. Solid song they did for Mission Impossible 2 back with Jason Newstead as the bassist. Then he left to form a sissy band and Rob Trujillo came in to replace him. Anyway, here it is.

I Disappear - Metallica

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fuck the Yankees and Baseball

Baseball sucks. All of it, except the Dodgers. Same with football, but that's for some other time. Baseball is boring, not a total team sport, not very physically demanding, and has too long of a season for the playoff format it employs. Seriously, 164-game regular season and only 8 total teams make the League Division Series, 4 National League and 4 American League. That's not even a grind. Try hockey. 82-game regular season. The most physically demanding sport possible; hitting, slashing, high speeds... It's a great recipe to get some bruises, to say the least. Travel all over the country and get hit every other night by angry 6-foot plus guys who all mostly weigh at least 200 pounds and are chasing you to get that little black, rubber disc to put it past your goalie, who oh by the way has to be flexible as fuck and is quite possibly the most important player in any team sport. After the 82 games of getting mashed into a pulp if you're good enough you make a 16 team playoff. That's the best half of the league and everyone squares off in a best of 7 series for a total of 4 rounds. Now if you make it outta the first round, you're doing alright, but a little banged up. If you make it outta the second round, you're doing really well, but I assure you you're so banged up it hurts to skate. If you make it outta the conference finals and into the Stanley Cup Finals, then you're doing amazing and you're most likely clinging to that last thread of life you have. By the time the SC Finals roll around, the two teams have been through 3 rounds of getting mashed into goop by 3 different teams who are battling just as hard to get to the promised land. If you win the Stanley Cup (the hardest trophy to win in all of sports) then you're on cloud 9 baby. Hoisting that Stanley Cup has got to go up there with the birth of your children, wedding, and the day you met your spouse as one of the greatest moments in anyone's life. Oh and the athletes are humble. All have sacrificed so much to be where they are that they're grateful for everything they have. The top player is paid $9.5M a year, but that's chump change compared to the top basketball players, or even the ridiculously over-paid, lazy, good-for-nothing, top baseball player. What do you see hockey players do with their money? Donate to a charity, or just keep quiet about it and live a humble life. Baseball players? Basketball players? Even some football players? You hear about them on E! News all the time. Spending money on booze, bitches, and drugs. Way to go guys. Y'all are supposed to be good examples for children aspiring to be professional athletes. Instead, you teach them to blow money on unnecessary shit that'll ruin your life or just be a gigantic waste. Either way, hockey players sacrifice much, much, MUCH more than any other athlete to get to where they are, and most don't even earn as much as they should for the risk they put themselves at every other night playing the sport they love. So like I said before, fuck the Yankees (I'm so glad they're eliminated) and FUCK BASEBALL. If you have a problem with what you're reading here, read the headline at the top of the page. If you don't like it here, leave. I couldn't care less if you were offended. I'm not forcing my opinions onto y'all or even forcing you to read this. These are my views, if you want to accept them for the truth that I believe them to be, then go right ahead, I welcome you to do it. But if you don't, that's cool too. Go on with your life as it was and don't mind what I just wrote about. It's ok. The Yankees will be right back next spring with a few more overpaid players they didn't develop or draft to try to buy another championship. It's ok. Fuck baseball. Hockey rules.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stay Positive

So last week I was at my weekly team meeting at work and one of the managers, Albert Chow, had a presentation on rejection and positivity. To sum it all up and keep all 3 of you interested, he mentioned that rejection is going to happen and that staying positive is what will keep your spirits up and lead to eventual success. I wholeheartedly agree with that. Positivity is key to everything. Let me make that stand alone for emphasis.


In every aspect of your life you're going to face rejection. Whether it be work, school, relationships, rejection will ALWAYS be a part of life. The thing that haunts most people is the fear of rejection. I will admit I am still terrified of rejection. It is because of that fear that I would never have the guts to tell a girl I liked her and thus kept me from dating in general. The only reason I dated the majority of the girls I did (oh ok, all 4 or 5 of them lol) is because they would make a move first and just flat out tell me "I like you" or give really obvious hints. Then after I knew rejection wasn't an option, I'd go for it. But it was only after that fear of rejection was removed from me that I did anything about the situation. The abscence of fear of rejection is called CONFIDENCE. Since I am still afraid of rejection I lack confidence. Confidence is actually something I'll probably get into in another entry. For now let's bring it all back to POSITIVITY.

My mother is a very conservative woman. She was raised that way and has since lived a cautious life. She has a fear of failure and rejection. Because of that fear, she is always worrying about things and being pessimistic. She has asked me before "Why are you always so relaxed and nonchalant about your problems?" My answer is "Everything's going to work out in the end. Just gotta stay positive and think it will all come together for you." A part I should add to that answer is that aside from thinking positively and believing everything will work out you must work to make things come together for you. Positive thoughts ALONE will NOT yield the desired results. It is true with everything in life. You've gotta think positive thoughts, but also work to make things happen.

I know I'm a very angry, hateful person a lot of the time. I understand why I am like that. I have intense feelings and emotions and I'm not afraid to vent if I'm alone or if the people I'm with aren't involved in the situation that's making me angry. I know when and where to vent so as to not get my ass kicked. The thing no one notices about me though is that I am extremely positive despite having anger issues. I've learned that you can't go through life being a sour puss or being worried about every single little thing in life. If you stay positive, you'll be happier and enjoy life more. Like I mentioned, I'm an angry person, but even in my rage-filled moments, I'm happy. I know, that's weird and probably not healthy but fuck you, you're not my doctor or therapist :) That being said, I think more people need to be positive and happy because it something that is really lacking in today's world.

Everywhere you go, everyone you see is always focusing on the negative. "Hey, how was your day?" "Oh it was alright. I got a flat tire though so that sucks." You flip on the news, "A man was shot __________.", "There are reports of a huge accident taking place in _______.", or so and so are getting a divorce or blah blah blah. I guess the deal with the news is that extreme stories get ratings, but there's never extreme positive stories, with the exception of the miners being rescued, so the negative stories have to be reported. If everyone just took the time to look at positive things and just flip the damn news off, they'd enjoy life more.

There's always a silver lining to every situation no matter how terrible it could be. Yes, life is terrible a lot of the times, but if we all focused on it, wouldn't we all be miserable? I guess a lot of people are miserable, but that's their own choice. Don't focus on how terrible life really is. Instead try to focus on the great things that exist and the great things that can exist. Stay positive in all aspects of your life and I guarantee your life will improve dramatically. I credit my negative experiences in life for changing the way I looked at everything. So please, change your attitude in life. Be positive. I don't care if you stay angry (I certainly do), but be positive about everything. Even when you're angry, you're venting. Hey! See that? I found a positive thing in a negative situation. I'm so good at this... Now fuck off and go be positive about your life no matter how shitty it is! Thanks for reading people.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I swear I'm not lazy...

Here y'all go. This week is starting off not much better than the last(I had to sit in almost 2 1/2 hours of traffic to drive what should've been 25 minutes), but my spirits are certainly better than they were all of last week :) Still lagging on those "positivity" and "failure" pieces I wanna write, but they'll hopefully be up sometime this week. For now I leave you with this. Jay and Silent Bob for the first time :) Kevin Smith is awesome.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Where'd I Go?

Sorry for the delay. I've been having kind of a rough week. Everything will be fine though :) I'll work on a piece to up for tonight. I'll try to get it up early enough for everyone (again all 3 of you who skim this) to check out before going to bed. For now, I leave you with this.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Late Night Video

Here you go ladies and gentlemen. Things haven't been the best for my family lately and everyone's depressed over meaningless things, but I learned a long time ago from our favorite comedian/singer Eric Idle to "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life." Thank you for keeping up with this blog (all 3 of you). Now comment to show some support! In this post, comment about some trouble you're having, have had, or maybe just say a few words of encouragment for my family. Have a good one folks, and always look on the bright side of life. I'll have a post on positivity sometime in the very near future, so stay tuned. For now, here you go: The ending scene to Monty Python's Life Of Brian. Heed the words in the chorus people! They'll make life more enjoyable!

Friday, October 8, 2010


So today I get the honor and distinct pleasure to provide dinner for the family :) I haven't really done too much of anything productive around here as of late, so I volunteered to get dinner for tonight since grandma's working 'til 6pm and mom and Anthony surely don't want to be in the kitchen on a Friday evening. Everyone can just relax in the living room or in the backyard with a beer in hand, play some pool, watch tv, hang out, and have some badass dinner courtesy of Big Poppa Cheese Cesar. So I was thinking KFC would do the trick yesterday, but today I realize maybe something a little better and cheaper would do the trick. No way in hell I get McDonalds or Taco Bell for dinner. That just won't cut it. I'm thinking something along the lines of Pizza Hut, Papa John's, or KFC. I've still got about 30-40 minutes to decide for sure, so no worries. I will later reveal what I chose to have to absorb all the alcohol I'm having tonight satisfy my hunger on a wonderful Friday evening.

On a separate note, the San Jose Sharks started their season with a 3-2 win in Stockholm, Sweden today over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game #2 of the season is tomorrow again in Stockholm against the same Blue Jackets. Niemi surprisingly played pretty well stopping 30 of 32 shots. Go Sharks!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I'm Lovin' It... The Food, Not the Protesters...

What is in McDonalds Food?!

Preservatives? That experiment gauged what the food would look like in weeks. Your digestive system passes that shit through within hours. So there is absolutely no reason to be afraid of what this video showed. All it did was let me know not to keep McDonalds food in a jar for weeks. It didn't say anything about how unhealthy it is for me or why I shouldn't eat it. That motherfucker Morgan Spurlock needs to go jump off a bridge. This video didn't show why we shouldn't eat McDonalds, only why we shouldn't leave that shit in jars. His documentary "Super Size Me" was a crock of shit too. He ate that shit non-stop for a whole month. If anyone is dumb enough to do that and not exercise the whole time then they deserve to have poor health. I ate McDonalds 3 times a day for a whole week once and nothing happened. I was as healthy as ever and the food was fucking delicious so I wasn't complaining. As a matter of fact, I'm gonna go to McDonalds in a few minutes and get some delicious fries, nuggets, and a big fat burger cuz I'm starving. The only reason people are so against McDonalds is that it's a huge corporation and the ppl who hate it are super liberal commies. McDonalds is a corporation yes, but it helps communities everywhere. The Ronald McDonald House Charity helps. This whole smear campaign against McDonalds isn't about a health issue, it's about a political issue. Commie fucking liberals don't like the idea of a huge corporation being around. Open your eyes people. If you do, you'll see that preservatives are found in mostly all food. Otherwise how the fuck else would we be able to store food at grocery stores or once we bought it? THINK PEOPLE! Alright, I'm off to get me some food at McDonald's. People, if you enjoy what you eat, keep eating it. The trick to staying healthy and in shape is EXERCISING. Look at me. I eat "nasty" shit all the time and I'm in pretty good shape. If it wasn't for this sports hernia I am currently nursing, I'd be out playing soccer this fall. As it stands though, I need to get that taken care of first surgically, then going through a rehab program to strengthen it again and then get back on the field. I assure you I will not change my diet in the slightest and I'll still be in great shape with a little conditioning. So just realize that my obstacle is a physical injury, not a bad diet. So there. Suck on that Morgan Spurlock and all others opposed to McDonalds.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Late Night Video 10-4-10

Coheed and Cambria have put out some great albums. Their best album, in my not so humble and almighty opinion, is "Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Vol.1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness". Their album names are a little strange (In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth:3, Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Vol.2: No World For Tomorrow, The Second Stage Turbine Blade) but they're all concept albums with an interconnected story called The Amory Wars. To read more on the band go to Coheed and Cambria's Wikipedia Page. This video is from their latest effort, The Year of the Black Rainbow. I think it's a very good album. It's definitely worth a listen, so check it out.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Piece of Shit at the Center of the Universe

So as many of you know, Greg Giraldo passed away earlier this week of an accidental prescription drug-overdose. He seemed like a really cool guy all the time and he was hilarious. Now, I went onto Riley Breckenridge's blog Trawling the Grey Matter and found an interesting article he posted about an interview some guy did with Greg Giraldo before he passed. It's very interesting to see how much Giraldo struggled with life. He was a standup guy everywhere you saw him on tv and you'd never assume a guy like him would be down in the dumps so much. Take a look at the interview and get a good insight into what he had to deal with on a daily basis. It's really eye-opening. Oh yeah, the thing he says about feeling like he's The Piece of Shit at the Center of the Universe and how he feels responsible for everything that goes wrong? I feel like that when something goes wrong. If I get into an argument with like my girlfriend, or my dad, or my mom? I honestly always feel it's my fault and I'm the biggest piece of shit so I'm always apologizing and feeling like crap. Anyway, check out the interview with Greg Giraldo. Rest In Peace man.

Interview w/Greg Giraldo

Late Night Video

Tonight I'm posting Rammstein's video for the song "Moskau" off their album "Reise, Reise". I've been in a Rammstein mood today, so I thought this would be a good song to post. The accordion-type solo is kickass. I learned to play it on guitar at one point before, but I forgot it. I'll remember it and play it for your mothers. On a side note, Till Lindemann (vocalist) can kick me in the nuts anyday and I'd gladly shake his hand and thank him.