Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Feck off!

One thing I find amusing, and just a little annoying is fake swear words. Or not so much fake as words that are substitutes for a well known swear word, but not actually swearing. And people use them because they want to swear, but don't want to swear if you know what I mean.

It can be written, eg f**k, or purely verbal, like eg "effing". What I find amusing (albeit slightly annoying) about this is, that the person is basically telling you "I really want to say "fuck", but I won't so I'll use a word that sounds sort of like it and is to be interpreted in exactly the same way it would if I actually said "fuck".

Fuck! Why don't they just say fuck?

Now, of course when it's a clever way to get around censors on a tv show, and use a word that pretty much means exactly the same as "fuck" to the general public, but the network fogeys let it through, that's quite admirable, but when you're talking to people, or on your blog, why on earth can't you say what you mean? Sure there are some people who don't want to swear, and they don't. Meaning, if they had a terrible day, they say "Gosh! What a dreadful day I've had, it's just been awful!" instead of "Pluck me! I've had an effing 'orrible day!"

And sooner or later all of those words are going to evolve into actual swear words , and the people who want to swear without swearing will have to come up with something new. It's all rather vague on what actually constitutes swearing and what doesn't, and language changes very quickly these days, so really, who can be fucked to bother with all that? I can't.

Unless I'm being ironic of course, which is a completely different thing, it's cool, therefore ok. I say so, therefore it must be.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Is it this century already?

I just got a new internet connection, through some wi-fi LAN telephone thingy, not sure what it is exactly, but it's really fast. It's great! I can actually watch youtube videos without them stopping for 25 seconds every 5 seconds. I don't know how I survived before. Increasingly people with blogs and sites are just linking to youtube for everything, and I wasn't even bothering to look at the stuff before. Now I can! A whole new world has opened up for me, it's amazing.

Oh and I got tv with the deal as well. Not cable but lots of channels, I get MTV and everything. Now I can keep up with what's going on with Christina, Justin.. er Kylie, Jason, Rick Astley or whatever it is the young folks are listening to today. I used to be kinda out of touch but no more.

I wonder how long it takes before someone comes here by looking up Rick Astley. Hmmm.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Gay Watch

I've been checking back regularly on Conservapedia since blogging about it here yesterday. It's not a huge surprise to know that homosexuality is a controversial topic. It's always somewhere in the recently updated list, and since I posted an extract yesterday from the entry that was up at the time, it's changed something like 30 times. And the bit about Adam and Steve is gone. I'm pretty sure that one was a hijack from a pisstaker, luckily it's been corrected, though the editors can't seem to agree on just exactly what should go up there. At the moment the page is divided into these categories:

1 Biblical Views on Homosexuality
1.1 Old Testament
1.2 New Testament (Epistles)
2 Homosexuality and Marriage
3 Homosexuality in Humans and Genetics and Environment
4 Homosexuality in Nature
5 References

1 & 2 are pretty straightforward with bible quotes and some actual facts. The subtopic "Homosexuality in Humans and Genetics and Environment" tell us:

Statistical studies give ample evidence that homosexuality is not caused by
genetics, although it is influenced by environment. For example, research has
shown that adoptive brothers are more likely to both be homosexuals than the
biological brothers, who share half their genes. In the journal Science it is
reported that, "this . . . suggests that there is no genetic component, but
rather an environmental component shared in families"...
I'm rather skeptical of this claim, and I rather wonder if the "homosexuality is not caused by genetics, although it is influenced by environment" phrase isn't just badly worded but plagiarised and slightly changed though clumsily as to not to correct the grammar, but what would I know. Anyway..

Homosexuality in Nature
In some jurisdictions, some forms of sexual activity
are referred to by the legal term "unnatural act," a term which originated in
church canon law. Non-zoologists have sometimes made the incorrect inference
that homosexual behavior does not occur in the zoological world and have used it
as a talking point when attacking homosexuality. This has created an interest in
the side issue whether homosexual behavior is or is not zoologically "natural."
This is largely a sterile debate because behavior is not necessarily moral even
if "natural;" because the nature of human beings is not necessarily the same as
the nature of other species, and because it is not at all clear when an observed
behavior can be counted as "sexual," or as implying a sexual "orientation."
It then goes on to admit that there are actual reported cases of gay animals, or at least animals "acting gay" but it already doesn't count because even if you can prove that it's natural (though the previous paragraph claims that studies show it's the influence of the liberal media) it doesn't count because it's still icky..

Ok those are my words, but y'know. I'll keep an eye on it though, and see how it evolves over time.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Nothing but the simple truth. As you see it... and want it to be.

There's a new information source in town, and the great thing about it is it doesn't have that liberal, anti-christian, homosexual bias that all of those others like to indulge in. This one loves Jesus, and America. It's called Conservapedia, and as you can guess from the name it presents it's information from a conservative point of view. From their front page (which looks strangely exactly like wikipedia's front page):

A conservative encyclopedia you can trust. Conservapedia has over 3,400
educational, clean and concise entries on historical, scientific, legal, and
economic topics, as well as more than 350 lectures and term lists. There
have been over 252,000 page views and over 14,800 page edits. Already
Conservapedia has become one of the largest user-controlled free encyclopedias
on the internet. This site is growing rapidly.

Ahem, growing rapidly, yes thanks to the support to some of the bigger blogs out there. Who aren't making a mockery of the whole idea at all.

Conservapedia is a much-needed alternative to Wikipedia, which is
increasingly anti-Christian and anti-American.

Oh that wikipedia. I've heard that even some of the people who write and edit entries aren't even American! Thank you conservapedia for saving us.

The most viewed entry is a page on Examples of Bias in Wikipedia, such biases include,

1. Wikipedia allows the use of B.C.E. instead of B.C. and C.E. instead of A.D.
The dates are based on the birth of Jesus, so why pretend otherwise?
Conservapedia is Christian-friendly and exposes the CE deception.

2.The entry for the Renaissance in Wikipedia refuses to give enough credit to
Christianity.

and

5. Wikipedia often uses foreign spelling of words, even though most English speaking users are American. Look up "Most Favored Nation" on Wikipedia and it automatically converts the spelling to the British spelling "Most Favoured Nation", even there there are far more American than British users.

Oh no, millions of American children are at this minute learning how to spell things wrong. As well as thinking that Christianity isn't responsible for the good stuff in the world. Better get onto correcting that fast!

So, I looked up the recent changes to see what's going on and found amongst others, the entry for homosexuality, it starts with:

Homosexuality is a sexual attraction between members of the same sex. Lady homosexuals are known as "lesbians".

Nice and factual, no biases present, and they consider lesbians to be "ladies". Very openminded. Then we move straight onto Biblical Views on Homosexuality, with a bunch of bible quotes followed by:

The biblical proof that homosexuality is wrong is the fact that God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Lesbianism is also wrong, because God created Adam and Eve, not Madam and Eve. However, lesbianism is less evil than regular homosexuality, because no penises are involved.

And it's kind of hot. Anyway, it goes on about gay marriage, and "Supposed Homosexuality in Nature".

I'm sure there are more doozies out there, but there's plenty of future posts to be filled up with them. Just a note, in case you go browsing, and some of the entries sound so stupid that they just have to be a parody, then it's quite possible it's because they are, and it might take the editors to clean up the mess made by the naughty Un-american Gay Alliance who's mission it is to silence the truth.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Random, or not really random 10, just because it's Friday

#1. I broke my lamp.
#2. Washing machine doesn't work.
#3. I didn't end up doing any of the things I intended on doing this week.
#4. #3 is a lie, I did clean and mop my flat, which is when I spilt the gunky water all over the rug, and it was also the evening I broke the lamp.
#5. I think my computer is about to die.
#6. It hasn't snowed since about 3 weeks ago.
#7. I got very drunk one night and pissed off someone so badly it looks like they're not talking to me anymore.
#8. Since that night someone who hangs around here has stayed permanently drunk.
#9. There is NO #9.
#10. I have nothing better to write than this drivel.

Ok so most of it hasn't really got much to do with today, Friday, but none of it has anything much to do with anything, so who cares.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Just so you know...

I'm feeling quite awful at the moment. Not physically, though I don't actually feel that great in body, but more that I'm rather depressed.

It's not such a big thing, so you can hold the concern, it's just more of a terminal case of the blahs, brought on by having a pretty much dull life, pointless existence and waning interest in the only things that have been interesting to me lately. Oh and pissing off someone so they don't want to talk to me, due to my own big fat mouth, or rather big fat typing finger, which is actually all of them seeing as I type "properly". Anyway it might resolve itself, and if it doesn't it might not turn out to be so bad. In any case I need to finally start going out and doing "stuff". Enough of this not doing anything but sitting at the computer, there's only so many times you can blog about that and make it interesting.

Strangely enough, the spellchecker doesn't count "blahs" as a misspelling.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

My house ain't even got any windows...

I read proper newspapers sometimes, or at least read parts of articles linked by the blogs I read, and a recent one is basically about how young people today are behaving disgracefully, or at least how the young female people today are being disgraceful and "hooking up", having sex and not particularly fussed about that "love" thing. Anyway my basic take on it is that most likely there are still some young people who have and want relationships, some that are having sex for fun because they don't want to get involved right now, some that don't want to get involved until they meet someone who they really want to be involved with, and certainly some people who are living whichever way they are for fucked up reasons which has certainly never happened before this current destructive generation, but for now I'm going to take it easy and guess that civilization will continue to exist for a few more years.

The author, Laura Session Stepp has written a book titled, UNHOOKED, How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both which of course I haven't read, but I've read the review, and this is my favourite part:

In the final chapter, Stepp writes a letter to mothers and daughters, in
which she warns the girls: "Your body is your property.... Think about the
first home you hope to own. You wouldn't want someone to throw a rock through the front window, would you?"
I think I'm going to start a blog series on sex metaphors, that is "sex as something extracted from the female body" metaphors, because there are so many of them and they're so bloody bad. I'll give Ms Stepp some credit here, at least she considers women to be the owners of the property that is their body unlike some others, but that's all I'm giving her credit for. She seems very confused about the idea of casual sex between two willing participants. I think there are just some people who just can't seem to grasp the concept that sometimes women just want to fuck. It's an alien concept, and they think that if a woman has sex with someone before some magic time which signifies it's ok, (ranging from being married to having 2 dinners paid for you depending on who's talking) she's being used and abused. You couldn't possibly let her decide for herself that it's what she wants. No she must be lying, or confused, and every time she fucks without getting the ring or equivalent it's as bad as having the windows in your house broken, but with your body instead.

I have another house metaphor.
Your body is like your house right? You live alone in your house. One day you invite a friend over, you watch tv, have some beers, talk, listen to music a bit and have a really nice time. Your friend stays the night on the couch because they don't want to drive after drinking beer. The next day they go home, after helping you clean up a bit. Now how would you feel after that? Just how would you feel after having shared your "house" in that way?
Sounds awful. And then your mother comes over and rants at you for not being clean enough, and for letting people into your house to use it and disrespect it and almost forbids you from ever having anyone over again, it's for your own good. You tell her to fuck off because it's your house and you can do whatever you want there, and this is exactly the reason you moved out of home. She gets pissed off and leaves. You call about a week later and say sorry and you make up. But you get the idea.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Britney, bald, shaved, anal sex, horse

Britney's back in the news again... I was starting to worry because it's been at least 3 weeks since the last time, but all is well and she's still up to her attention seeking antics. This time she's shaved her head. People are speculating why she's done it, has she gone mad, did she do it to be outrageous (well actually I don't know if they are saying this or not I'm just assuming), but I think it's as simple as she couldn't think of anything better to do to get attention this time. I mean, really in the last few years she's gotten married, had a baby, got caught driving holding her baby, had another baby, dumped her husband (or is that dumped her husband then had another baby, not sure) got caught without any knickers and a few other things that I haven't caught. And all without releasing a single album!

She's obviously trying to get out of doing any sort of work at all. I mean, I'd be the last person (or at least equal last with about 6 million other people) to lament the lack of new Britney recordings, but honestly, if you're famous for being a singer/dancer/video maker, then at some point in time you've got to do one of these things to keep the attention on you. Marriages and babies are big news, that's true, but she's already done that, used that up. She's gone off the rockers and shown her lady parts, what else can she really do? Another baby would be just a bore, and adopting has been done to death recently.. rehab? Didn't she already do that, I haven't really been following? Another marriage, this time to a minor celebrity? A bit Madonna-ish but it's been years since she married whatsisname, the guy who did Lock Stock and Snatch... er.. she's already semi done the lesbian thing... make a movie, write a book. No, they involve work.

She's running out of ideas, so this is my plea to help Britney out. If you have any marvellous ideas for a young celebrity to stay in the news without doing any work, which of course will benefit us all, then leave them in the comments please. Thanks

And yes, the title is a jaded attempt to see what sick search terms I can get for this post.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Been quite successfull so far..

I've had a bit of a writer's block lately. This isn't really so unusual because the epochs during my blogging career so far in which I've had a one idea after another have been few and far between. And not very long. So no big deal, but I got to wondering why I just couldn't for the life of me come up with an idea to write about. Well, for one thing I haven't come across many stories on the internet that I feel like blogging, and I haven't been much into reposting a funny story with a bit of snarky comment much lately, though I did it the other day, no mostly I've been into blogging about myself, and my own life, things that happen to me.

That's the problem. I haven't done anything! I looked back on this year so far and I literally have not done a thing! Well I've written stuff, read stuff and taken photos, but I haven't done anything out there I haven't been, as they say "living". Except for that one time I went out on a Saturday, but that didn't turn out to be anything to write home (or on my blog) about. And that's it, nothing that I've been involved in is anything to write about, and considering the non-subjects I usually write about that's saying something.

So that solves that mystery. I'm going across the road to the pub in a minute... might have something to eat. I'll let you know how it went.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy minor capitalist holiday.

I love yoo'se all. Honestly. Truly, deeply, unconditionally. Even those of you I've never heard of. I was going to send you some chocolate but I ate it all. Sorry, my declaration of love is going to have to do.

Oh and as you all know, I'm a big dork when it comes to holidays and milestones and such, so make sure you check out my newest themed photos. That's if you've got nothing better to do.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

It's a tough competition..

But I think this article wins for worst ever title for a internet so called news story, so far anyway.

Where holey hosiery is a holy horror

SINGAPORE, Feb 9 (Reuters Life!) - Cut-outs in clothing may be cool, but when in Asia, make sure they stop at your socks.
Just adding the opening paragraph for extra effect. The article itself just says that people in Asia care what your socks look like because they take their shoes off so often, and it's nothing too interesting, so just carry on with whatever you were doing.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

So "wintry mix" means much the same as "rain" then.

So Thursdays here, been an interesting week. There was an open audition on Monday for some play festival/competition thingy that sounds very interesting, I didn't go though, no real reason, anyway there's also another group that meets twice every week which I want to get involved with, though I didn't go on Wednesday because I didn't really feel like it. I haven't paid my rent yet, I probably will soon, actually I'd better.

As usual I'm full of ideas for brilliant posts on various subjects that I haven't gotten around to writing down yet, and in all honesty I probably won't bother. Oh, I meant to get more photos of the beauty of Prague in the snow, but it didn't snow.

Apart from that I haven't been doing much at all.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Sounds yummy

I've just been looking at the weather forecastfor the next few days. Pretty much a combination of rain, drizzle, showers and a bit of snow, until Thursday when we get a "wintry mix". Never tried that before, I'll see what's it's like when it gets here.. might be fun.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

My, that was successful...

The other day I took part in one those meme things that go around the blogosphere, for the first time, I believe. It was going well for a while.. I wrote my "5 things" that the meme was about, got some comments on it and it was overall pretty well received. I even had one of the people I tagged to carry on the meme write his post the very next day..

And the very next day after that he deleted his entire blog. The other 2 people I tagged never even mentioned anything about it, and it seems that they don't seem to even know that I tagged them.

I don't think I'll be bothering with one of those again. I'm such a loser.