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"Those who go mad are merely thoughtful souls who failed to reach any conclusions." - Bloodborne

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A call to arms... #ReggieForSmashBros

Update: Uh oh, I left out the actual petition link! I used the wrong one instead, oh well, corrected now. Clearly, my body wasn't ready.

Gentleman, ladies, now is our time. The fates have traveled through space and dimension to deliver onto us a great quest. It is a quest of pure greatitude. It's a pretty good quest, all things considered. We are to persuade the #1 guy working on the game Super Smash Bros For Wii U/For 3DS to include Reggie Fils-Aime as a character or in some other way.

Why Reggie in the new Smash Bros, you ask? Well, let me ask you this, why do you hate freedom? And kittens? And hope? Here's one for you, super Hitler, if you follow that link you'll see that he used to work for Pizza Hut. What did he do there? Oh, nothing much, just introduced the goddamn BIGFOOT PIZZA. Is that not worthy of all your praise and a cameo in an awesome game?

This may be the one Internet petition that actually matters, unlike every single one ever or every one that will come in the future. You can be part of history, right now, by signing that petition and spreading the word to all your friends, family, complete strangers and most hated enemies. You can tell all your friends that YOU were one of those guys who signed that petition and helped get that one guy in that game.

Remember, if you don't sign the petition then you hate [insert your country name here] and you don't hate [insert your country name here]... do you?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Protecting America isn't mass surveillance.

I just wanted to rant a bit about the mass surveillance that we now know the NSA is doing on everyone in America, and everyone communicating in some way with anyone in America.

I don't know what the motivations are behind it. They (the NSA types) would say that it's to "protect America." Some people would speculate that it's a power grab, an attempt to control everyone under the guise of protection. I don't know which it is, and I really don't care.

But, just for the sake of this rant, let's assume that they're intentions are purely, or at least mostly, for protecting us. That's complete bullshit. Why? Because if you say you're "protecting America" but just keeping people alive, you're missing the point. That means the entire country is simply a collection of vital signs that must be kept intact at all costs, at all expense to quality of life. Expense to rights, liberty, freedom, all of it. Nanny state for the win, lock us all in a safe padded room so we don't die and watch everything we do at all times so we don't hurt our little selves.

If you want to TRULY protect America, you protect not only the citizens but the constitution, the rights and liberty of the people in it. This country is, supposedly, not just about a bunch of warm bodies but about a certain set of rights and ideals that the country stands for. If you are going to throw all that away, then we might as well change our name because we aren't America any more.

All the time people in this country hear phrases like "freedom isn't free!" well you know what? That's true. It's not. You have to pay for your freedom. Whether it's through the loss of soldiers (hopefully in wars that actually matter) or a slightly increased chance of dying for it here at home. If 9/11 could have been prevented by tapping everyone's phones, reading everyone's emails, tracking everyone's movement and watching everyone's Internet activity then I submit to you that it would not have been worth preventing. It was tragic, it shouldn't have happened, but it's not worth turning this country into a permanent 1984 style surveillance state.

How we SHOULD be preventing 9/11 type events, instead of eroding our rights and privacy, is doing things like becoming energy independent so we aren't dependent on turbulent parts of the world for some of our energy needs. Not getting involved in the personal affairs of nations we have nothing to do with. Not electing war mongers who poke the international bee hive and then wonder why we're getting stung.

If you've never contacted your representatives for anything, this would be an excellent occasion to start. Let them know that the NSA surveillance is absolute bullshit and you demand that it end. I recommend an email AND a letter.

Find Your Representative - House

Find Your Representative - Senate

To anyone reading this outside the USA who doesn't like the idea of their information being taken by the NSA, there are things you can do as well. Contact your own government representatives and let them know that you don't want your data collected by the NSA. Demand that your companies stop doing business with any USA companies that offer "cloud services" until the NSA shit stops. If you're doing business with them yourselves, stop and let them know why. The more noise people make and the more this hurts America financially, the better.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Upcoming Amazing Wii U Games 2013/2014



I ran across this video and thought I would share. As a Wii U owner this kind of thing is really exciting to see. Likewise for anyone considering purchasing the system. I love the Wii U and I'm glad to see it getting more games in the near future. Good times ahead.

One thing to remember, though, is that this is not even the full list and only contains games announced as of the date of this videos creation. There are a lot more coming.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

You know what pisses me off? Obama.



This is why I don't pay much attention to politics or the news any more. Why bother? The government is going to do what it's going to do. Republicans get elected and fuck things up, Democrats get elected and fuck things up, no other party has any chance. All the voting, and protesting, and petitioning in the world seems pointless. With George W Bush, the guy was an idiot. A moron. A right-wing piece of shit with no concern for the average American citizen or their rights or privacy. In comes Obama, who seems like a CLEAR alternative to all of that. He talks a big game, gets elected and... what? PRISM? Oh wow! Thanks a lot!

And don't tell me this shit started under George W Bush, I realize that's likely the case. Obama should have completely dismantled it by now, instead of being a big supporter of it. So let me ask you this, why bother at this point? Who could I possibly vote for now? A Republican who is sure to further this bullshit? Or maybe a Democrat, who, at this point, seems sure to further this bullshit? Or maybe I should throw my vote away on a third party candidate who has exactly a 0% chance to be president?

What could a politician say at this point? What could they promise? Obama gave amazing speeches, made big yet plausible promises and we see how that worked out. Say someone else runs next on the Democratic ticket and makes good speeches and promises to protect our privacy, why should I believe that person? Why should you? Why should ANYONE? Fuck it.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Hot pocket Joe.

Joe was a mild mannered extremist, until one fateful day.
A day like no other, but this was no day like no other, oh no.
It was a day that was full. Full of fate. One might say... fateful.
Between bouts of explosive diarrhea and fist fighting the elderly, he experimented.
He twisted the very laws of nature to his whims. His experiments most foul.
Joe worked mostly with Mexicans, and a few guys from New Hampshire.
Their minds warped and their bones twisted by his awful machinery.
One day, while working with various types of radiation and pudding, he felt it.
Power, unlike anyone outside of the MPAA had ever felt. The power to shape his world.
He discovered an ability to shoot microwaves from his hands.
Would he use this power for good? Evil? Neutrality? No.
He had other plans.
Joe would scour the earth, for hot pockets.
With merely a gesture he would alter their very atomic structure.
They would become searing hot on the outside, frozen on the inside.
Did he conquer earth? Spread terror? Change the world? Not at all.
And that's how he become known as Hot Pocket Joe.