Opinion Time 05/21/17

Guess who’s back. Back again. Guess who’s back and tell a friend. I should be saying that this will get easier for some, but as I will never run out of material. Let us jump right in with our first from CBS.

Drugs Are Okay As Long It Is Not Scientology

Parents flipped their collective refuse straight from the S-bend in Santa Monica because at the high school they had to cancel an anti-drug program that was sponsored by the church. It may seem that maybe if these talks were just advertising for the church just for the sake of advertising. That is not true as it is explained in the article that this program was allowed after a student fell off the roof on an LSD trip. That tends to be a good reason for getting some anti-drug talks at least, on top of that there was an option for parents to remove students. All this sounds like the school did everything that needed to be done and just let the parents make the call.

So, why did parents feel that the church should not be funding the anti-drug program into the school after it was vetted by the principal? According to the church, it is due to a discriminatory opinion against them, and if you have read any of these then you know that people claiming discriminatory actions are a bit of a pet peeve.

This, however, is something different because without proof from a student who could not say something about it despite going to the program made me wonder that maybe some of the parents either feel so confident in their kids staying off drugs or they just do not care. In either case, they either have a lot of faith in their kids or are just completely idiotic. Way to go, Santa Monica, I hope this is not an opinion reflective of the entire group, but just because someone found it where this program which by the way is not directly from the church, but affiliated, and hell since I did not bash them some people I am affiliated now.

Yale Dean Snaps on Yelp Reviews

It may seem weird, but I do not hate everyone or everything. I find happiness in a lot of things, and I can understand when you are an intelligent human being surrounded by idiots enough times that the smallest mistake makes you want to go out for blood like it was the new cure for aging. She even used racial descriptors which surprise me considering that most people shit like a thunderstorm whenever it is brought up.

She was the dean at a prestigious school, and simply based on these reviews happening the school had her placed on leave for how she rated saying “If you were white trash, this is a perfect night out for you !” then finding that other posts were not nice and hurt people’s feelings.

Listen sometimes people need to be asshats. Sad fact of life, but some people need to have that outlet, and most can do it in a constructive matter, but other times people just need to type in whatever they want unfiltered before actually going to look back at it wondering what made them go bonkers. I got into enough fights in my youth that there was plenty of times to work out some aggression for example.

When we grade people on a single thing we have a problem to look not at the whole, which is something I can say I can fall under as well.

It is something to be said that maybe we should just ask ourselves what is more important the yelp reviews of an angry woman, or the abilities of the dean. To me, it is only so easy to make the call, but that is why I am the genius.

University of Hawaii Professor Claims White Males Should Not have Jobs

Getting the tops spot on the dumbest of the world’s moments is this little gem from the University of Hawaii whose post was put up on a mathematical website despite not knowing about all the factors that go into a hiring. For some people new to this whole form of verbal flagellation sometimes people say,  stupid shit. Please see above for example. The difference is that the person above went bananas finding Yelp as a vent and this person is bananas enough to believe the vapor she is puffing with this lunacy.

Let me start with this? What does equality look like with to you, leave a comment, let me know, I can wait. Ready? Good. Equality in the measure that everyone will be treated the same not only is wrong but if you believe in it, you may be the most destructive to the cultures around the world then anything any artists have ever done and this includes the stereotype crows from Dumbo. A lot of people have come across and have beaten themselves into believing something this abstract. I like to call it the perfection theory.

Why do people believe in perfection if no one can commit it? We are by our breakdown as life forms imperfect, but every day people get up and try to do their best and be the very best in their crafts of choice. Perfection is abstract, and despite it being so there are still believers. It seems to be more correct nowadays to replace perfection with equality, simply put because equality does not exist. It is an abstract idea made by people who want to feel warm and fuzzy by making themselves think that is worth something which it very well may be, but not to the level these extremists think.

Let us use math, the subject of choice for this teacher.

We have a job, where people need to have to say three values, the ability to fold, the ability to stand, and the ability to learn. You get a job opening where forty people are looked at with honest readings with those three values. Does that have anything to do with race, gender, or sexuality? No, it does not. So you go through your vetting process at your store, and you cut the possibilities of the forty people down to let us say five. Five people who matched up with the same total value among the three categories with slight differences between each of them.

Who do you hire?

I would hire someone who could learn more over the other two, but that is me. In that entire problem was there any comment about who I was fucking, the melanin content, where my family was from, or what genitals I had? No, you say because in doing so would be lunatic of the highest purple wombat level?

If I was anyone of these groups she is championing I would be kinda pissed off. Why can’t I be as good as the other people, why do I have to be trained by the evil hetero white male power. Coming into a job if that was the case that the only reason I was being trained was so I can a couple things about me, I would the biggest asshole on campus to whoever started this practice. There would be a little niggle at the back of my mind that I was there because I was the backup, I wasn’t good enough to get it the first time, and I would run with it as best I can, but I would know that I was not that good. The fact that she somehow implies that all these different kinds of people need this extra advantage is really quite discriminatory don’t you think?

This does not say hire the best person you can, it says hire the best that isn’t one of the major portions of the majority in the country. Sounds great as a sound byte or from someone who has never done business before because this smacks if ignorance on so many levels I am kinda surprised of the sheer idiocy of it.

She is implying that people who are white heterosexual cis male should not work flat out. Should not work because everyone else needs those jobs and those people take from them, and it is just so sad. Well, despite me being a level ten smart ass I am willing to put my life where my mouth is.

To the University of Hawaii: A Challenge

If you truly believe of the remarks made by this woman, then I have a great idea. Let us try it out. I will stay on the shelf for one year, or if my disability status bothers you my brother will, and you will pay his wages for one year plus ten percent for any incidentals, considering he works at a supermarket it should be pretty small to a university.

Let us see what happens. He goes away or I do we take a year off just so we can see the wonder that this does and you can get your faculty theory evidence or we find it that it is full of crap, and unlike a lot of others I am willing to help you guys out to do it. If you guys are wondering about budget it would be cheaper for me to go on the shelf, as before getting hit with my issues, I was making about 20k so make that 22k and off to the races.

If you are unwilling to back this little experiment whether my brother, myself or even both, then might I suggest you get your people to think about numbers instead of the SJW propaganda that this stands as. Because in my eyes and everyone I will talk about this too if you cannot find it to back this little experiment, with you standing so idly by with one of your junior faculty spouting off then maybe you need to reclassify the program she works into the drama arts, because this is just funny enough to work.

Read her post on the blog here: http://blogs.ams.org/inclusionexclusion/2017/05/11/get-out-the-way/

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Opinion Time 05/14/17

Welcome one and all to the point in the week where we take moments of idiocy by the collective portion of the worlds, and put them in the vial of acid before seeing what we get. Like every other week there was no shortage of material, so let’s get right into it.

Emma Watson Wins Genderless Award

https://heatst.com/world/giving-emma-watson-a-gender-neutral-acting-award-is-tokenism-and-nonsense/

Here is my little checklist I run in my head to see if stories should be on this week’s reminders of the different flavors of stupid. We can run through it together and see if this fits the bill.

First, does the story itself have an issue of not being talked about for the right reasons? In this case now because for all the people that I have seen raging about Ms. Watson’s award win make me wonder who even puts faith in these award shows anyway. Winning an award at a show like this is like winning a prize at the bottom of the box of the most expensive Cracker Jack in the world. The MTV awards are not the last word in clear and fair judging systems, so does that mean they should just give out an award to make a point? Well, no but here is the spanner int the works. For all those people who are complaining I can put money down very easily that most of them did not go out and see the movie, and then go out to see the contenders. Considering that most people are not fully informed to make the call, and I myself have not seen a movie in theaters since high school makes that point moot to all.

Some people have gotten in a tizzy how there are genderless awards. Personally, I could go for or against, but let me try to make a bad idea better because here on this blog we like to think constructive at times, look it up if you do not know the meaning of the word. Let us have our normal gendered categories for those whose pieces of work in the judging has to take the small nuances of different genders and make it play seamlessly into the part elevating the whole relationship of actor and character. Then have one big award at the end that is like the grand award of the night, someone whose work over the year is head and shoulders above everyone else’s and have that be the genderless award.

Those who have a boner over the classically set award structure get what they want, and those who want something new get it as well. We all win.

Is this being used as a spotlight for someone’s work outside of film making it an ultimately useless point? The uselessness of it would be debated but the overarching question of detriment to giving it to someone based more of their work outside of acting and it being an acting award, just makes me scratch my head. People getting into full furies about such things makes me wonder exactly where we still send lead paint chips as a cost effective snack. In short, this is much ado about nothing except maybe some people who may have put in a better score got gipped at a crappy award show.

BBC Doesn’t want white people to work with them.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/670266/BBC-advert-white-people-ethnic-equality-staff-job-internship

I would love to think what the lunatic zealots in the different racial inequality groups would be thinking of this trying to spin it as all is fair in love and war. The reason that this would be funny is that everything they claim is happening is now broadly happening, but not for their particular group of people, and making it very interesting how others will look at it.
Those who read the article would be good to know that technically it is on a different company’s website. One company that the BBC has gone through for their employment and internships, so it would be really easy because of that to simply explain it was just a mix up in what they wanted, but no that was not the case.

Defending the move they said it was to be a more diverse workplace to better mirror Britain’s population with a workforce that already more then does so as already highlighted by the article. Here is my problem with something like that. When you have a checklist of workers that have to be a certain race or culture you really are making more problems. Let us say that magically we have a hundred positions at my company I would be more worried about you will work and if you can complete the tasks asked of you. Whether your disabled or trans gendered or believe yourself a porcupine, or even have a different race than everyone else in the whole world it does not mean one lick to me because I want to know how you will work. People say that is a meritocratic way of looking at it, but here is the question, if now it is based on what you can do and how you can do it then the whole discrimination bit gets skipped.

When you are basing a need to hire someone simply because of their race then those who are not of that race are being discriminated because they do need the supposed racial requirement. Since that seems to go over the heads of many supposed victims let me make it a little bit plainer for those of that group who may read it. When you want someone to give you a scholarship, to give you income, to give you housing simply because of your race, then you are the problem. Last I checked there weren’t any Caucasian scholarship funds, any groups of white lives matter trying to get more rights for everyone as pale as bleached rice. You want to stop racism then one would need to stop breeding it, and such actions goes to show others that because they have it for their people and you do not have it for yours then your status as a person are lower. If you do not believe it then tell me how everyone gets so disgruntled with another race to the point of actively hating them? That has to come from somewhere and let me tell you because I guess I was the only one who didn’t trash the info when it came in the basics of life. Hating a race is itself an error, awarding a race is an error because no matter what, race does not control what makes someone who they are. It can add something here and there but it does not make someone from the ground up. Anyone who thinks that it does above all else, well their either need to learn the nuances or prepare for harsh reality.

Laci Green Checks The Other Side

Laci Green for those who do not know stands upon as an icon of SJW culture on Youtube currently having more than a million subscribers. I also think I ripped on her once in a blog post, but I cannot remember which one so if anyone finds it let me know. Anyway, she is the kind of type that goes full bore into what people would claim as the textbook definition of what many would call a Social Justice Warrior.

You may have noticed I haven’t ripped into her a whole lot and while I think we have some ideas that we do not agree with. She has done something that has shocked her fellow SJW’s and that is something that has shocked them to the core asking her if she is making things worse by doing this. She has gone to anti-SJW channels. In doing so she was surprised as her first effort was accepted with open arms of people just trying to have a simple conversation about their ideals.

This may sound dry, but good for her. I hope more people take the initiative to do that it would make these posts a lot tamer. Someone takes a look at the other side and starts to think outside of either box, ten thousand points to her hope it continues even if we do not agree on anything. Ending on a nice note, toodles for now.

Opinion Time 05/07/2017

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For some people this week will be grabbing the low hanging fruit. Screw you, these were some of the biggest moments of idiocy for one reason or another and they were more picked up from the grass then on a low branch, but let us begin. Plenty of stupid so little time, off we go.

Colbert Tells Trump to Holster Putin

Which why do I go? Which way do I go? If I think the remarks are okay a group of people will call me homophobic, and if I don’t raise the banner to get him fired than a group of people will think my political blood is so far in the blue it might as well paint a Pepsi can. Considering one can look at agreeing with people for its own sake like one might look at an incestuous orgy which is easy enough to understand because I do that really it just boils down to which way does one more person go?

My answer can best explained with meh. Should there be a punishment? Yes. Should he be fired? I can’t really see it. It was a joke, albeit a joke in horrid taste and one that didn’t need to be there it was still just done for a chuckle with the majority of people. Some took personal insult by it where none was meant meaning that another group of people jumped the gun to play the victim.

Really, we live in a world where we can’t look at someone’s work over their career and make a judgment call just shows the most people who the most fervent soldiers in this little battle of opinions should sit down, shut up, and let smarter creatures handle such things. Stephen Colbert goes far with his jokes sometimes, but one would really have a task to build a case proving he is homophobic.

The opinion here is that people are being stupid overreacting for and against. Colbert should do something of an apology, volunteer some time or resources to an LGBT assistance charity, and let the whole thing lie. Getting so mad about the whole thing just shows that we are clearly dumber as a group than as a person which is really sad. If you don’t like that, well to put this in simple terms, fuck off.

Puerto Rico Goes Bankrupt

This to me is a much bigger project than the Colbert issue, but considering a group of people cannot spell bankruptcy let alone put it in a sentence makes this one even more aggravating. For the first time in our country’s history (United States, for those, reading this from the rest of the world, and thank you for doing that I appreciate your support.) a territory is going bankrupt to the tune of just over 120 billion dollars. That may be enough to pay for everyone’s college loans or give everyone a stipend that wouldn’t suck the corn from a pile of paperwork covered bullshit.

In any case, it is an absurdly high amount of money that is only eclipsed in my mind by the debt the nation carries which holds the title of most bonkers spending problem ever in the history of history. Learning of the national debt brought a small trip of learning that an entity could be in the hole that much without having the kneecaps figuratively whacked. It is not the country that is claiming bankruptcy right now it is Puerto Rico, and with a much smaller wallet to work from having a debt over a hundred billion dollars makes it a major problem especially once you realize that the pension obligation is 18 billion of that debt.

That means it will need to pay people 18 billion dollar worth of money with absolutely nothing. You ever been stiffed in a bonus? It makes you want to rack everyone in your way in the junk with a taser until your money is in your hand. Multiply that by the thousands of cases it would take to make that total, and we see a huge number of people who are relying on that for possibly their only income may not be there. This is not a problem, this is a financial disaster. We as a country need to find out where the money went as being a territory, they do get funds from the country and figure out what problems they had made to see how we can best attack it because as it stands there could very well be a lawsuit brewing against this. People who have bought bonds will not be getting their full investment making it a huge problem with anyone trying to collect, and this just snowballs the effect from one group of people to another with some people caught in different waves making everything a gigantic mess.

The brilliant people in the pair of parties have boiled to either help them out without any info or not do anything until we get info. Which means absolutely nothing because we have a portion of our country that decided to try and stand on its own and failed so we have to go and help them while simultaneously making sure this cockup cascade does not happen again. They decided their language should be Spanish with a country that works with English making it more difficult for any businesses to come in. We need to help our people and look at the problems. Time will only create more damage if we go with one or the other because action gets things done when words cannot, and the fact they no one seems to go look for info while trying to correct other problems they already know about makes one wonder what the do in those halls of government other than get free blow jobs from groups who just want to talk about a contract.

Hillary Blames Others For Failure

It is clear that our other candidate in the past presidential election has gone completely bonkers. Hillary Clinton has come out of her depression exclaiming how it was not her fault for losing the election, but Wikileaks, Russia, and the F.B.I after claiming she took absolute responsibility which makes either an idiot or someone unfamiliar with the term absolute. In any case as someone who voted for Bernie Sanders maybe I can help explain to those who believe Mrs. Clinton that they are by all testing completely bat-shit fucking insane. I will no make a list of reasons where you can just suck a dick the size of a lunar module if you think your comments are going on this post. Some of you out in the world are petty like that and I take no small amount of glee making you deal with the cold wind of reality.

Let us begin. Benghazi, this was something in my opinion that I thought all major politicians had on their record. A few major screw-ups make the record all the more colorful in that depressing jaded sort of way looking at the record of every lifetime politician that has at the same time screwed everything up while getting nothing done. E-mail incident, if you can seriously think that someone who has been in politics that long would make the most idiotic mistake when it comes to security then you obviously give much more mercy than I do. The whole DNC conspiring to help her win was the one the soured my whole view on her, because if she needed backup from the party in such a way that one who had severe mental deficiencies could see the deck stacked against Sanders. When that news came out I had to triple check because I could not believe it, Sanders did his best to get his voters to her, but after that info came out there was a lot of voters who thought they would rather vote for alcohol which I did as much as possible. Attitude during the party, I have never seen someone who was so determined to shoot herself in the foot as her during the campaign making comments how horrible Trump voters are without thinking that many of those voters came from her party that was just sick with her shit. You can call people names and expect them to do what you say. I have been calling people idiots for a decade and they still won’t swallow the fact that I am right until it smacks them in the nose like Brock Lesnar after you insulted his wife. She clearly did not know something that I with my magnificent brain called almost a year ago and that fact pisses me off more then makes me happy because I am a complete lunatic some days. Trying to hide her own backers from Wall Street, from the pieces of the party that were shamed made others trust her as far as she could throw me which let us be honest is not very far. When you have someone that lies about security, about her backers, about her policies, about her tactics, and about the country at large with the media working with you makes it look like you are a complete fucking farce. People who are shocked that all this cost her need to take a shot of reality with a cherry on top because that is how it works. When someone is painted as a liar and is proven as one for the majority of nine months when on the opposite you have a foul-mouthed billionaire with a checkered past, but is seemingly more honest then people are going to take that. We entered an election where a politician with two decades plus of experience could not tell the truth, or be of the people going so far as stealing the Democratic primary with heavy media help. Citizens looked at that and thought that the more honest one would be the better choice and any time that in that situation Trump is the better choice makes me want to fall into a Jameson bottle with scuba gear.

It was not the FBI, not Wikileaks, and not the Russians. All of these things did not help, but it was all the lying, insulting, cockier, holier-than-thou attitude that cost her the election. She had a chance at winning at the end if she didn’t choke on her own foot. How can one get the questions ahead of a debate and not completely wreck it because by sensical scoring Trump got two to one. The fact she could not make a victory on each of those debates was completely idiotic. She lost, Trump won, and we all have to deal. Which reminds me….

To All The Butthurt Politicos

I have been hearing this enough that despite it not being a story it can stand here because it is my blog. Everyone has the right to bitch about the situation because we are all living in it. If you voted you can bitch if you did not vote you can bitch if you think that because you took a single action that it makes you better than those who for some reason or not didn’t then you can go down the road and fuck pothole covered miles of off.

We are not a democracy, we are a republic, we vote for people who in turn vote for the president. They make the call and a couple said they would not vote even if their county went a certain way. I have been hearing this on all sides about one side blaming the other for something. All democrats being lying pinheads while all the republicans or xenophobic twits or something to that effect.

Both parties contributed to our countries history and both did great things and anyone who thinks that one party saves while another destroys needs to put their head in a panini press because maybe with enough skull trauma they can come full circle to making sense again. The fact that we are still flinging poo from one party to the other is a sign we have clearly devolved back to the monkeys. You want things to change go out and do something about it. There are people who are trying to make things better myself included, but after dealing with people who are completely mentally incapacitated. Changing things in politics is like trying to get intimate with an iceberg, after all the preparation and first aid set up afterward, drilling a hole in the ice, undressing and getting to the floating piece of frozen water. It leaves you with a set of blue balls, a cold chill in your heart, possible death, and a case of insanity when you realize that so many people are trying it as a career and they are even getting paid for it.

I have tried to change things only to be laughed at. These same parties are now trying to figure out how to deal with all the outrage while sit her laughing at them because and as much as I hate to say it I FUCKING CALLED IT! We have a lot of problems and we will not change them by flinging poo at a group of people because they are different, does not work, and not many times in history as it shown to work at all. We need to work together so ask yourselves this before going on some tangent against someone with different views. Are they so far they cannot be persuaded to meet in the middle or is it that it may take some effort and you do not want to give it a shot? Some people are lost to the banana universe while others will meet you midway for the benefit of everyone and if you want to talk anything about politics it better be how everyone can work together or I will find myself going full supervillain, designing a costume and robbing banks for fun with a myriad of gimmick based gadgets. Somewhere between Captain Cold and the Riddler, not going to kill anyone but not afraid of giving someone a good shot when needed.

We need to work together as citizens are this is going to get a lot worse if we don’t.

Opinion Time 4/30/17

Starting this the idea was to do two or three stories for a week and two fall right in my lap right out of the gate, do not know if this for things to come or if it is just a busy time for idiocy, but here we go.

Yale Calls Out Samurai Jack

You know when I think of experts in animation Yale comes to mind just like laundry detergent in an open bar. Imagine my surprise when the Yale herald, who also claims to be the school’s most daring publication since 1986 has a bone to pick with the new cartoon. If you want to read the full piece about them you can do so in the link below, so you can get the full context in case of the future quotes.

http://yaleherald.com/reviews/tv-samurai-jack/

Normally reviews do not bother me as they just are someone’s opinion. However spending just a cup of coffee’s worth of time in art school has made me respect those who can do it. There is really one paragraph that stuck in my craw enough, and it showed something of a problem a lot of stories I have been seeing recently also have so this one kinda picked it.as the figurehead this week for all the problems.

In defense they do go over the detail and style that was put in to this work exclaiming how each frame could be in the MoMA. Well, here is the problem though that stuck in my craw.

“… Jack’s first villain, Scaramouche, with his flamboyant dress and mannerisms which include ending every sentence with “babe,” reads as somewhat tone deaf and homophobic. The portrayal of samurai seems to be rooted in a Wikipedia level understanding of the historical figure and feels appropriative at times. While this season introduces the strong, nuanced female character of Ashi, women’s bodies are often depicted as hyper-sexual, a fact made uncomfortably clear by the daughters of the Scotsman in the latest episode. The show has wandered into this territory before, most notably with the character of “Da Samurai” in the fourth season, who was nothing more than a racist caricature.”

Now, seems like they have some pretty simple gripes, but let us do something that most of these reviewers don’t and put all this in perspective starting with the first villain being somewhat tonedeaf. Unfortunately one cannot be homophobic because he ends every sentence with “babe”.  The word babe is not homophobic, and this kind of shows the problem. We have here a character whose actions which is often one of the bigger pieces of character building not being a problem or even a tirade or even a constant direct issue. It is a single word that could very well be an illumination to something else in his context, but according to the great minds at Yale the word babe is homophobic. Just in case I am wrong let me go check something.

Definition of homophobia

  1. :  irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals

Okay, now let us check the word babe, from Merriam-Webster babe is defined like this.

Definition of babe

  1. 1a:  infant, baby  bslang:  girl, woman cslang:  a person and especially a young woman who is sexually attractive

  2. 2:  a naive inexperienced person —used especially in the phrase babe in the woods

I am not an Ivy League educated professor here, but I do not see anything about the homophobic issue here. I see that also the villain in question could be calling people babe as a jab at his own perceived superiority. You know that would be something a villain might do. I leave you to figure this conundrum out with the evidence of reality before you. Next point, the portrayal seems appropriative with a Wikipedia level of understanding, and yet these people couldn’t look up the word “babe”. Anyway, the supposed appropriation and Wikipedia-level knowledge of samurai could also be to the fact of character growth considering someone spent 50 years having their spirit and will to fight ground to fine powder, but that couldn’t be it because that would make sense.

Women’s bodies being hyper sexual is the next point, now, I have seen this animator’s work through the Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, and this. he is known for a very strong style that leans away from natural form to go to a streamlined design with more simple curves and edges, and I am sure it is at least less of a pain in some cases to animate. To see if this is true I have gone through all of season 5 which is worth a watch to see if this is the case picking out every major female character I could find. The only one I did not get was the various rave dancers in a single episode because A. they had about a couple minutes of airtime for a song and B. they were at a rave and it didn’t look out of place because you know characters like those extras have to fit into their surroundings during things like this. I got a bunch of pics at the top so let’s take a look.

I see pretty, I see strong, I see mothers, I see cult members, I see young, old, and families, but nothing hyper sexy seems to pop out of this lineup. This all makes me wonder if this comment about them being hyper sexual just shows that they have some serious kinks and are projecting it. Different strokes for different folks, but if you think all this is hyper sexy then there is this thing called hentai and you can enjoy it to your little heart’s content Yale students. I will not judge you for that.

Overall, despite this review not having a grasp of the English language, the style of the person, the storytelling elements, and even of their own sexuality. This review states at the end this nugget of idiocy.
“… Samurai Jack is thus flawed in the many ways that most mass entertainment is flawed, and thus deserves the same critical eye. With this in mind, whether the show is still worth experiencing should be left to the discretion of the individual viewer.”

This view that an entire world of an art or a version of entertainment is flawed just does not hold water. If you want an example you can look the animator’s previous works stated above or search him on IMDB for more. Tartakovsky has worked hard of his career to do a lot of different things and claiming that they all as they are all part of “Mass Entertainment” is insult at best and sheer stupidity at worse. Being critical is fine and dandy but beware when you do not know what you’re doing because some asshole could come out of the woodwork and make you look like gibbering lemurs. Each work of art has in itself a set of problems and responses to issues it may come up with. Putting your nose up saying how it is all the same marks you as absolutely clueless to many facets of storytelling, design, and character these people face. In short to the tribune, you are a complete bunch of idiots, and for such a prestigious place of knowledge, the dictionary seems to escape you. All those resources and you would think they would get pretty early in the life of the school. Do not worry Yale because if anyone reads this, and you really want to get back at me you can always check my grammar because it’s atrocious.

Nordstrom Sells Faux Muddy Jeans

For those that now me I am not a fashion diva. I wear black t-shirts and either jeans or shorts because they work. Seeing the previous trend of worn jeans going in designer shops at high prices was pretty stupid. The businessman in me was smiling about the whole thing while the rest of me was wondering how far we as a species has fallen.

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Ladies and gents, this is not a test we now have major brands selling pants that are made to look dirty. We have gone full circle straight into pure lunacy. What happened to just wearing jeans that worked for you and you stressing them or dirtying them yourselves. Also, side point when it comes to girls jeans why don’t you just put pockets instead of things that look like pockets because women deserve the space to put things away just as much as men. Seriously I had to help my girlfriend find clothes and the jeans had no pockets they had these fake ones that made no sense.

Let me make a deal, do you want something like this, well here we can stain them to your wish. We can stain them with mud, oil, even paint splatter, all you need to do is send your jeans to us, and with a fee of $750 we can stain it and send it back to you. You get custom stained jeans, and I get some money because we all know I can do better with it.

I can go on stating how even the creation of a market for stuff like this is mind boggling, or how people who cash in and need stuff like this are trying to look like they work, so maybe they don’t work so hard. Fashion wise it looks like crap, and how that in fashion looking bad is the goal makes me wonder if people just completed the circular logic of being ahead of everything straight to bad decision making. This could fill pages, but you could get the scene of how stupid this is by running full steam into a cement partition.

Oxford Cries Racist Over Avoiding Eye Contact

Well, it seems colleges just are having a crap week earning two of my three spots this week, but is it really that bad?

Yes, yes it is. According to the school avoiding eye contact is part of a list that makes up a group of racist micro-aggressions. I had a good bit of chat about this with different people to kind of bring my opinion to completion. It will also anger some people, deal with it. Recently, Oxford University had sent out their newsletter, and they have already released an apology about this, but I still want to bring it because of a couple factors. Unlike many news outlets, that would just give you snippets here is also the address to the newsletter in question where you can read it with your own eyes. We will be going over the article “Everyday Racism“. Read it if you want and come back because a lot of people will want to be outraged for nothing and will look like a pinhead doing so.

Good, back? Going from the title one can probably guess which part sticks in my craw. For those who can’t guess or are speed reading the taking of avoiding eye contact as a racist action in this format is just to me the greatest idea of trying to join the crowd and here is the problem with it.

For some people, though there is something, I will need to put here first.

Definition of racism

  1. 1:  a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

  2. 2a:  a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles  b:  a political or social system founded on racism

  3. 3:  racial prejudice or discrimination

A reason that we have this here is that people like to throw around the word nowadays without actual thinking if it is true or not. What presents as a problem in this article is a couple things. One is that it does not take into any value the context of the people around the world from their cultures or their upbringing or their education. These things do not gravitate around race as a major factor and in fact, really many of these facets do not care about race. Another thing is the little thing up top that says a belief because we will get to that. Just in case people try to jump the punch to get all hot and bothered over my words let me add some gas to the fire.

Definition of prejudice

  1. 1:  injury or damage resulting from some judgment or action of another in disregard of one’s rights; especially:detriment to one’s legal rights or claims

  2. 2a(1):  preconceived judgment or opinion (2):  an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge b:  an instance of such judgment or opinion c:  an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics

Racism is based on opinions, it is based on judgments and while their article states that it can be a racist action what it does not state is how everything can be a racist action. The problem is right now there is a climate of people branding others as racists and discriminatory without even thinking about if it is true or not. Groups get together to call foul when in many cases there is no foul, creating an environment where the law of diminishing returns comes into play. For those who do not know that it is below just for you.

A concept in economics that if one factor of production is increased while other factors are held constant, the output per unit of the variable factor will eventually diminish.

This means that while everyone calls everyone else and everything racist we will not get the change we need to on the things that are actually PROVEN to be racially destructive.
We need to know the opinion of the person committing the action if it is a new one not steeped in offense or based in serious numbers to even call it such a thing. Without such things might I add that another problem is that even with the lesser returns on it there are so many things being deemed it nowadays that really no one will be able to work on them all so you make it where people have to pick their battles making the return even less. Stating an action without any evidence to back it or learning about it from people is a bad idea and these schools that do these things to promote an image of togetherness show themselves as people acting a part when really they need to truly pick up the role.

I get no small amount of mirth as the school has already apologized because a group of people representing students with social anxiety and learning disorders claims that it was hurtful to their students. A group of people trying not to be racist just so happened to piss on another group of people.

This post is not to claim how racism does not exist. It does. All forms of discrimination exist, but we need to open conversation before even knowing if something is discrimination because we need to form an opinion or learn it. On top of that it must be something that has to be discrimination and not anything else otherwise you will make yourself out to be that which you hate.

Now, this leaves with this. This article should not have existed. It does no good, and it just left the school with egg on their face specifically for their band of pinheads pushing supposed micro-aggressions over actual problems over there at the school while sporting how they have an equality and diversity group.

If you still think this is racist because you need to bring evidence how this is racist than I can only really mirror the sentiment of Adam Cole in this video. He is in the red trunks.

I think you should click here for it.

So tell me what you think, that was opinion time. If you liked it the best things you can do is share it with others. Hate it or love it if we can maybe start some conversations that are constructive than maybe we wont be living in a fire pit in a century, one can always hope.

 

Opinion Time 04/22/17

Bill O’Reilly Leaving Fox News

The opinionated golden boy of Fox News has been cashed in amongst sexual harassment accusations. It seems that this storm of controversy is finally the stake through the man’s career that is so polarizing that he may have done the Trump’s routine before the president did. It could be that in his polarizing rhetoric those previous issues were held silent under the opinion that they were just doing so to slander him. In a perfect world, this should invite more investigation to any previous accusations. Fox will not want to do that because anytime a higher moral ground they follow the corporate line of trying to brush it under the rug. All in all the pundit scene on TV will now be quieter, and we should all be more thankful for it.

Gaming Content An Exploding Market

According to a major research report From Superdata gaming content has the market at just over half a billion people ( 655 ) not including the 21 percent increase between now and 2021. This is taking eyes off of prime time TV with many people forgoing it all together to watch their favorite games or streamers. Numbers indicate that this kind of content will be a building block in the future with an impact as great as social media if not greater very soon.

As a gamer, I enjoy these numbers, but I think what should happen is that different stories and shows take it from a different model and whether that be with Youtube, or another video streaming service, or with Twitch so they could replace the live studio audience of older shows. One could also strike a difference. Television is not the king of media and without changing how shows are being broadcast it will go the way of the radio. Clearly, things like Netflix and Hulu are trying but with 100 million and 12 million respectively according to the report and PewdiePie at over 50 it puts things in perspective that games will have a hand in how media will evolve.

Also, cheap plug here

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQFThRkgJ-eFaq9BEourXHQ

 

Coming to One Guy In Portland

So I recently looked at everything when it came to this blog and like everything else I decided to find a way to keep trying new things. I want this to succeed and something happened recently that I want to tell you about. No secret has been made about my health problems, and I have hoped that honesty has been appreciated. It has been part of my attempt to keep this semi-positive, to keep this place somewhat of a bright light in the darkness, but something has happened, actually, a lot has happened.

First, is the disrespect. A lot of people do not see what I am trying to do and some believe I am lazy because what they do not see is a perfect representation. It kinda hurts when people who have known me for so long make jokes about me doing nothing. I put up more videos and do more advertising than many others, and learning from nothing and even working to get one person to look at those videos, and smile than it is doing good work. Building a brand from nothing takes time that my health problems have afforded me, and I try to make sure that time has been used wisely. This disrespect comes back and causes a part of me to grind my teeth in frustration because they are working for someone else and it is only from the four of us working together that we even have what we do.

Second, is the remarks. People who had been my friend have left me with so little as a single hello leaving me to my own mind, and sometimes that is not a place anyone should be. Others who think they are better than me with their words of how they are doing so well getting a laugh at my expense without so much as a response. Bipolar depression is something that plagues me, and anyone who knows it can tell you that sometimes your own mind can be your worst enemy. After all the positive there can be so much negative that it can swallow you at any moment, and you have to expend energy that may seem so little that you may drown or pass out from exhaustion depending on the day. I know there are good people out there who care about me, but in the depression, I made something, a part of me where all the negative sits. All of my anger at everything sits here just simmering with all this.

Third, is the effect. I know I can do better, and I know I can do a lot of things different things and despite all the positivity I like to put on my YouTube channel there is places for such things and a little venom will be here because for all the good there needs to be a little venom in the world for some people to understand the point. Some people are just too stupid to get the points unless they feel a sting with it. It is unfortunate but true.

Which leads to my actions there was two ideas that I wanted to try on Youtube, but couldn’t because I think it will be better here. One is simply called Opinion Time where some of the news of the week is gonna be recapped as well as my opinion of it.

Opinion Time

Devil’s Advocate is going to be something where I show I can do better than people who have positions in businesses after big mistakes by their company. The point of this is not to show how good I am, but how good a lot of the people are that many businesses have overlooked for their positions. People have the skills but others seem to forget that so maybe a little roasting over the flames will get them to understand.

Devils Advocate

Hope you enjoy.

When business fails what should happen

As positive as I try to be sometimes nothing beats just showing people how to do it better. Due to just getting over a skin infection one of my projects needs to take a hit so I will use this time to get some time to put everything else in order. (I was in for the better part of a weak and a blackout for another couple days beforehand made work a pretty much impossibility)

I think we will all have fun on what may come next so give me some time to put everything else in order and make this next set of writing pieces for this a little more interesting for a lot of people.