Archive for December, 2011

December 29, 2011

Wait, I’m sorry, who died?

North Korea, what did you know of this man that we were taught to hate?

The way America thinks of the late Kim Jong Il:


The Way North Korea thinks of him:

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December 6, 2011

Derek Boogaard Proves We are Only Animals

I know absolutely nothing about hockey. I’m not super into sports because I feel like it distracts the masses while sh*t gets real around the people too busy watching the game instead of the news. Pretty smart, I think. You give your people their cheap bread and cheap circus and you’ve got yourself a happy, quiet society. Look around you.
1. “CHEAP BREAD” (or food in general):

Real price, fake chicken.

Yea, sure. Feed your family of four for only ten bucks. None of your kids will last past 65-years-of-age BUT that’s later on and this is right now and RIGHT NOW you only have 10 bucks because your husband lost his job and your house was foreclosed. Drastic? Not really. It happens everyday

Enter Derek Boogaard. AKA The Boogey Man

Standing at 6’8″ and weighing in at 245, when Boogaard gets on the ice, grown men cower.

Now this is not a post bashing on the late Mr. Boogaard in any way. He was an excellent hockey player and dedicated his life to the sport. HOWEVER, back to my point about sports, Boogaard is a perfect example of cheap entertainment. You can buy pretty crappy tickets to a game for cheap if you have to OR watch it from home and spend little money on your entertainment. The entertainment is a mix of actual skill and then watching men beat the crap out of each other purely to gain a rise out of the crowd.

New York Times is doing a series of videos dedicated to Boogaard
This was Boogaard’s most important job out on the ice. He beat people up. THAT’S IT! So much did he fight that he ended up dying in July of this year due to his addiction to pain killers. Why was he addicted to pain killers? After numerous shoulder and nose surgeries and enough punches to the head to rattle a rhino, Boogaard depended on pain killers to keep up his violent performance on the ice… To please the crowd… To make that monayyyy….

First off this tells me that people, no matter how hard they try, are animals. We love violence. We can try to wear clothes and live in houses and stand upright and use utensils, BUT WE ARE STILL ANIMALS AT HEART!! No matter how you look at it. Violence still runs in our veins just as much as any other animal. We just try to suppress it to act as if we are civil.

Anyway, a whole bunch of my own opinion is jam-packed into this post, but watching Boogaard get the attention he received and seeing how much the crowd goes crazy over his fights made me a little sad for the human race. But, at the same time, it really is showing our true colors, isn’t it?

RIP Boogaard. You were a true warrior and a present-day Gladiator (catch my drift?)

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December 3, 2011

To Birth or Not to Birth…

Think long and hard (no pun intended) about whether or not you want kids. Think about the pros and cons and the long-term responsibility of it. You go from a created being to a creator of a being. This new little life consumes your every waking moment and strips you of all your money, YET (and I have no idea how this happens and I know it’s because I am not a mother) you love it so much and just want the best for it. Can you handle that?

Well before you answer that question, take a look at this wonderful little archive, compiling pictures of “Shit My Kids Ruined”:

Ok how did a child do that? I feel like keying takes some elbow grease, right?

oh…. my….. NO WAY couldn’t handle it

This looks like feces and I’m grossed out.

What do you think NOW?!? Ok so it happens… And kids will be kids… BUT if these pictures/blog DID change your mind, I came across a rather interesting website called Happily Childfree dedicated to helping people who never want to have kids cope in a society where kids are expected from couples.

Anyone choose to click on the latter link? Happily Childfree for some of you? So what this website tells me is that our society is so certain that everyone needs to have a child that adults who don’t want kids have to seek outside advice on how to live without them? That doesn’t make any sense (both the idea AND that sentence! way too wordy. Good luck with that one)! News flash, people. The mother-father-child structure isn’t and hasn’t always been the only structure of family. Anyone out there who do not want kids, more power to you! Anyone who either wants kids or already has kids, may the force be with you! It’s not a job for everyone (you hear me!?!)

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December 1, 2011

Beauty Beauty Beauty, etc.

So here are two articles that are completely unrelated besides the fact that they’re both about exterior beauty.

Article #1: Lea T the beautiful Model
Isn’t she gorgeous? Nice, high cheekbones, nice plump, pink lips, beautifully-shaped eyebrows……. and wait…
She’s a man. Did you see that coming? Me neither! Gorgeous, right? Well at least I think so.
Full Article here

Article #2: Cassandra Bankson does Make-Up Magic
The amount of work that goes into this girl’s face every morning is intense. Not sad, because she’s good at it and it does help her out. But I just can’t believe that make-up can do this kind of stuff. I mean i knew it, but WATCHING IT HAPPEN IS CRAZY! (cue for video… scroll to bottom!)

Full Article here

In conclusion, I just wanted to reflect on how much effort some people can go into just to make themselves look like what we perceive to be normal. I don’t wear make-up, and not because i just think i’m naturally beautiful. But because everytime I do put make-up on I feel like some geisha doll that’s trying to be someone i’m not. So what if I have uneven eyebrows or blotches on my face?? this is WHO I AM! Granted, for Cassandra, unfortunately she needs to do some cover-up and she’s only 19 so it will probably, eventually go away. But for those people out there that feel like they can’t leave the house without a full face of make-up, I leave you with this: take it all off once and awhile and be happy with who you are. Honestly, who is going to fall in love with a full face of caked-on make-up? Or maybe that’s just me… I dont know but

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oh yea here’s the video:

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