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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Things I don't give a shit about.

Nothing special, just a list of things off the top of my head that I am currently not giving a shit about.

1. The Trayvon Martin incident.

2. The Olympics.

3. Facebook.

4. Instagram.

5. Angry Birds.

6. Anything happening in Africa.

7. Patriotism.

8.  Niki Minaj.

9. Justin Bieber.

10. Apple.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


An exchange on Twitter reminded me that a lot of people misunderstand what the word "Atheist" means. A lot of people have made this mistake, including some very well-known people such as Carl Sagan who said, in part, "An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence."

Even the Webster.com definition of the word is incorrect, stating "one who believes that there is no deity." The people who consider themselves simply "unsure" of the existence of one or more gods call themselves Agnostic.

It's hard to blame the people who make this mistake, considering how "common knowledge" it is, but that's why we have to correct this error whenever we can so the truth becomes "common knowledge" instead of the mistake. The truth is, Atheism is a lack of belief, not a belief that there is no god or gods. I consider myself an Atheist not because I believe that there are no gods, but because I don't believe in any gods. That may sound similar, but there's an important difference.

The difference is that one is a strict belief in no gods without evidence and one is healthy skepticism. I don't believe in any gods because... I haven't been given any reason to. There's no proof and much of the religious claims about the world and nature have long since been disproven. I simply don't see any reason to be religious. That's what an Atheist is. I don't claim to know the secrets of the universe. There are people far smarter than me who haven't cracked that yet.

So, then, what of Agnostics? Webster.com describes Agnostic, in part, as "a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable." I think the only real difference comes down to how you would answer the "god question" which would be something like "do you believe in one or more gods?" I think your average Atheist would say "I don't." and an Agnostic would say "I don't know."

So, really, I think it's just semantics. People who call themselves Atheists and those call themselves Agnostic are, in my opinion, just two sides of the same coin.

What do you think?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The greatest movie ever made. Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead.



Here's my completely legit and totally not made up review of this masterpiece.

I cannot express how much this film has changed my life and the life of my family. Allow me to explain.

A year ago, my cousin was diagnosed with PTSD after coming home from Iraq. He eventually stopped speaking to his friends and family. We tried to get him to come out of his shell, but it was no use. He wouldn't talk, he would hardly eat and was really depressed. After trying everything, I pretty much gave up. I figured he would either come around on his own, or not. There wasn't anything else I could do.

During a visit, I came back into the room and found him on my laptop. He was looking at the trailer for Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead. I saw something in his eyes that I hadn't seen in years... joy? Hope? I wasn't sure, but I knew he had to see this movie.

I got a copy of the movie and after watching it about fifteen times all of a sudden he started speaking again. It was amazing. All he could do is talk about how much he loves Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead. He called up all of his friends and family and talked with them for hours about it. Since then, he's been eating better and he seems to have found happiness again. He watches this movie every single day. It's done for him what no doctor could ever have done.

I can't thank the good people of Japan enough for Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead. It might have saved my cousins life.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Words to live by.

Here are some of my words to live by. If this is really where you're looking for advice on life, you may be in trouble. But either way, here they are.

1. Never talk to the police. Ever.

2. Whatever works.

3. Question everything.

4. No one is a hero simply for doing their job. This includes soldiers, police, firefighters, etc.

5. Cheese makes everything better. No exceptions.

6. Whoever said "Good fences make good neighbors" was a genius.

7. If you ever need a good reason NOT to be an organ donor, remember that Dick Cheney got a new heart.

8. Unenforced rules don't exist. Especially on the internet.

9. It's only illegal if you get caught.

10. Most problems can be solved with explosives.

11. Any problem that can't be solved with explosives, can be solved by using even more explosives.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

You know what pisses me off? April 1st... on the internet.

Normally, I'm a guy who enjoys wacky bullshit and funny things, but for this I make an exception. April fools is supposed to be about... fooling people, isn't it? Every year the internet does stuff for April fools day but it's never about actually trying to fool anyone. All that happens is every website goes "Hey everyone, look at this years bullshit!"

There's almost never any attempt to be believable or fool anyone, just whatever bullshit people thought up for this year. It's just gotten old. I go to a website, they've done something crazy and... that's it? No subtlety at all. Is it too much to ask that websites actually try to fool us on April fools? I guess so.