I got a new phone a month ago.
I got the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and it runs fine. Everything is awesome with it. It runs nicely; I can finally play games and most importantly the battery life is excellent.
Earlier this month, I slipped with the phone in my hand and I smashed the screen. I was gutted and spent hours going around the town centre to see if there was any store/stall that could fix it. Finally, we headed to Everything Everywhere (a combination of T-Mobile and Orange). You know what they told me?
“We can help you, but it’d cost £200.”
When asked if they could do it for free, they told me I needed insurance. Here’s the thing: insurance was not offered when purchasing the phone, buying myself out of a contract and getting a new contract. They weren’t willing to help to the best of their abilities. There was no “Yeah, we’ll help you out as much as we can, give you a replacement phone for free and let you just do what you want to do” just “Pay us £200 and we’ll send it off and see what happens.”
In fact, the phone was sent to an official Samsung dealer in Birmingham who fixed it for £140 — why people were charging £60-100 more in some places is beyond me (most likely for profit). But at the end of the day: EE weren’t willing to bend over backwards like other phone companies would.
So, today, I get a phone call from EE. A woman was on the phone and I question her for what she wants. After a minute, the woman finally tells me she wants to talk bout 4G. Before I go into this, I have a great deal. I get Unlimited internet and texts with 500 minutes (which is mostly used by my mother because I’d rather text/speak to a person face to face). All this for £26. Meanwhile, 4G connection is over £30 and most of the time, it’s a real pain in the fucking ass to get it to even work. 4G connection is basically my 30MB internet on the go. Something I don’t need for phones.
I tell her that I’m not interested at all and that I have a great contract. She doesn’t let up. She continues to talk to me about 4G and at this point, I want to be a real douche and blow her off. I don’t do it. Instead, I continuously insist that I’m not interested in that and I won’t change my contract because I’m happy with it. Then she finally asks about me. She finally asks about what exactly I want — not what EE wants. She asks me:
“Why don’t you want 4G?”
“That’s not true.”
“Yes it is. It’s over £30.”
“That’s not true.”
“Okay, how much is it then?”
“The starting tariff is £31.”
“That’s over £30, though.”
She finally gives up. After further inspection, this is basically what I get for the starting tariff: 500MB data allowance, Unlimited Calls and Unlimited Texts. I get Unlimited Internet, 500 mins calls (which I don’t use, keep that in mind) and I get Unlimited Texts already. The deal I have currently is better. Plus, why the hell would I need 4G? I’m not downloading albums on my phone 24/7. I’m not downloading a damn thing. And when I do, it finishes very quickly on 3G.
You mean to tell me that you can chase me up to help you get a bonus or whatever, but you can’t help me out when I needed you too nearly a month ago? You mean to tell me you can make the effort to call me about a deal that I don’t want but can’t do the same for insurance for the phone? You can’t tell me about getting insurance for the phone when I got the contract yet you can chase me up to get 4G which doesn’t even work properly in Luton for some strange reason? Seriously, are you fucking stupid?
And why the hell would I change my contract A MONTH into it? I already forked out a lot of money to get this phone and the contract and you want to talk about how you want me to switch again? Can’t even help me get my screen fixed properly — no, wait — you can’t even help a brother out enough but you’re here talking about how my contract should change and being all helpful about it? Who the hell are you?
If I had said yes, and didn’t want it anymore, you would have told me to pay a lot more money and whatever to go back to my original. If the contract did not work as it was supposed to, you would have told me you can’t do anything about it.
Bunch of idiots. And before I end this: yes, I know they can’t exactly help you THAT much for fixing phones, but they didn’t even try. They weren’t the most helpful people in the world, plus, on the phone, my mum was told they could fix it for free — get to the store, it was a lie. And she told them we had no insurance.
We’re going back to the Seth MacFarlane subject because I’m far from done. That’s right.
The thing that nobody has brought up (I’ve only seen it once), is the fact that Seth MacFarlane is actually like one of you people — yes, one of you who are criticising him right now. He supports gay rights and he supports the rights of children, donates to a bunch of causes — which you support. He may even possibly do more for causes than you people who sit behind your computers complaining about how children are still poor and how people mistreat animals who are branding him as a piece of shit. The dude even mixes this with his shows — sometimes there’s an underlying political message in his shows.
Everyone’s here branding him a piece of shit when the dude made a couple offensive jokes — which he’s being doing for well over a decade and is pretty much what comedians do. And do throw the fucking “Oh, comedy isn’t meant to be offensive.” If comedy wasn’t offensive, all we’d have is ‘ironic’ comics who quote the same jokes.
So here’s something for you to do: either create a response that doesn’t sound like you’re being melodramatic and acting like Fox News does when Barack Obama does something, which is: “OH MY GOD THE SKY IS FALLING!” or just sit down and enjoy life. You’re all acting like he just mentioned jokes about actresses who played rape victims — which is far from the truth because in the same song he was listing several other people. You’re acting like actresses were disgusted with him, when it was all pre-recodred footage. You don’t realise that, yet you’re out here using the images of Charlize Theron facepalming as if she was serious.
And he made some jokes that crossed the line in terms of ‘race’ and whatever. And? He doesn’t mean it, it’s to get a laugh. Whether your definition of comedy is different, still a joke. He’s gauging a reaction out of you. People are going to cringe and laugh at that sort of stuff.
The Onion called Quvenzhane Wallis a cunt and I haven’t seen the amount of uproar that this Seth MacFarlane thing got. And I understand the Onion is not serious and is a jokey website, but that one, that one may have went too far. But where’s the reaction? Come on Tumblr, react. React like you did for a bunch of jokes that never really crossed the line.
React, goddamn it. Or better yet, lighten the up. Not saying you can’t dislike Seth MacFarlane, I’m just saying you really need to calm down and (some of you) need to get off your high horse.
It’s that time of the year again.
That regular day that so happens to be Valentine’s Day.
Unnecessary stress for some, a day to rub what you received in everybody’s face for others.
Some hate it, some love it.
Well, I have several factors that I dislike so much, that I’m going to rant about it.
Every time Valentine’s Day rolls around, there seems to be two camps that somehow come together and get on the nerves of everyone. Before I get into this, I’m going to say, I’m neutral when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Although I see it’s point (bringing couples closer and blah, blah, blah), I can see that it’s mostly just a day that has been made specifically to shift cards and cheap chocolate. Okay, and to shift wedding rings so it’d make the most romantic Valentine’s Day ever.
Last year, I stated that the two camps that annoyed me the most were: the bitter single people and the couples who showed off too much. I am here to say, that hasn’t changed.
When Valentine’s Day hits, a wave of bitter single people expressing their hatred for this day because they do not have a other half to share it with appear. These people will go to extreme lengths to make everyone around them feel miserable, whether it’d be their friends in actual life or online. But online, it’s the worst. Online, you have people throwing around shit like: “FOREVER ALONE!” or “FOREVER IN THE FRIEND ZONE!” or “I’LL NEVER HAVE A VALENTINE!” and it’s just a little sad.
When bitter single people cry and cry about this day, they make sure they ruin it for everyone.The Facebook statuses popping up every minute; the general pessimism associated with today and the said bitter single person stating that they’re going to get themselves something to make them feel better. Bitter single people are Valentine’s Day’s equivalent of the Grinch. They don’t steal Valentine’s Day, so to speak. They just suck up every bit of Valentine’s Day spirit (if that’s a thing) that everyone has. It’s like they jam a hoover into every couple’s heart and sucks it f love (okay, that’s one of the gayest things I’ve ever written and I apologise).
You can’t not (see that double negative, how very Tumblr of me) know when a person is single on Valentine’s Day. You’ll have it rammed down your throat like you’re a prostitute or something. They will make you know at every turn. I know this happens every part of the year, but 45 days into the year, the rate at which a bitter single person complains rises sharply like it’s Pokémon, or some shit.
Females are the worst on Valentine’s Day. With their indirects and their subliminal messages. “You should treat your girl right EVERY DAY!” is a favourite line for some females to drop now and again despite most couples actually treating each other right for the whole time they have been together. Valentine’s Day is here to stay, so I guess people are going to continue to treat their other half better on this day (or their birthday or their anniversary).
My favourite line that they frequently drop is: “Why won’t a guy do something special for me on Valentine’s Day?” or something along the lines of somebody not asking the said female in question to be their Valentine. There’s plenty of reasons why nobody will do something special for you, like, fear of rejection. Nobody wants to do all that work to get rejected. Another reason: some females can be picky. Some are pretty cold and will complain about not getting an invitation to be someone’s Valentine while forgetting they already stomped on a dude’s heart.
I’m not saying I’m immune to supreme jealously when it comes to Valentine’s Day though and I can sympathise with bitter single people, because some couples are just in your face — every day. When you’re single, you will realise that there are more couples around you. Doesn’t just happen on Valentine’s Day, it happens every day. 365 days and 366 days in a leap year. I admit, it pisses me off too, but then it subsides seconds later when I stop caring. Being single, it gets to you, but don’t use that as an excuse to just be a dick.
Valentine’s Day is not like a ‘Get Out of Jail’-esque card for people to whip out (PHRASING) and start bitching about everything. It’s also not a ‘Get Out of Jail’-esque card to whip out so you can show off everything you got for Valentine’s Day.
That shit is annoying.
On social networking sites, I think people try to one-up each other with what they got for Valentine’s Day. For example:
Okay, maybe it doesn’t go down like that. But people are so eager to show off on Valentine’s Day, it reminds you of Christmas. They’re like quick on the trigger to show what presents they got. People are out here posting pictures of their cute little presents with a long winded comment about how good their boyfriend is and whatever. Yeah, your boyfriend’s good…for now. In a week or a month or a year, he won’t be so good if you break up. You’ll be telling him that he was the worst boyfriend in the history of boyfriends and whatever.
I don’t want to see what you got for Valentine’s Day. I honestly don’t. I couldn’t really give a damn. It’s the same for people crying about not having a Valentine. I couldn’t give a damn. I won’t even attempt to give a damn. Won’t even attempt feigning to give a damn. It’s just one of them days to me. I’m not really bothered. If I was not single? Yeah, then it’d be something, but still, I’m not exactly enthralled with Valentine’s Day. It’s not like I count down to when it’s coming and then celebrate when it’s here. It’s not like I own an advent calendar for it.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t matter to me. All it is to me is a day where cards and presents are handed out in the name of love. To be honest, the only part that interests me about this day is the custom Valentine’s Cards that people make on here — which are fucking hilarious.
In short: stop showing off and kwitchyerbitchin’ about being single. For those who are celebrating Valentine’s Day with their other half, I hope you have a good day. For those who are celebrating Single Awareness Day (or whatever it’s called), have a good day. Don’t let me catch you showing off or complaining or else I will take back my good day that I have wished upon you.
There’s a new epidemic happening among teenagers.
It’s taking over the way teenagers look.
It’s controlling their minds.
Okay, it’s not controlling their minds.
What I’m talking about is those hideous ‘GEEK’ and ‘DORK’ t-shirts that everybody has started wearing. I don’t even know how any of this started. I’ve been sat here for days on end, racking my brain to find a reason for the existence of these t-shirts. I’m seeing everyone around my age rocking them, guys and girls. People who are clearly not geeks and people who are clearly not dorks.
Why do these t-shirts exist?
I’m not even kidding; I can’t even make a decent guess. But then I think about the past few years, there’s been obsession with people wanting to label themselves ‘geeks’, ‘nerds’ and ‘dorks’, then go to extreme lengths to prove that they are indeed these things. But then they’d claim ridiculous things that aren’t exactly considered ‘geeky’ or ‘nerdy’. No, they would claim things that is done by nearly everyone and really isn’t labelled.
I remember this one time; this person said that they were a geek. I asked them why and they responded: “Because I watch the Big Bang Theory!” I looked at them in total and utter disbelief. What’s sadder about It is, there’s plenty more people out there who are quick to brand themselves nerds because they watch a mediocre television show about nerds and their struggles. How the fuck does that even work? I don’t sit down and watch Dragon Ball Z and then label myself as a Saiyan. You know why I don’t do that? Because it’s stupid and I’ll most probably get sectioned for poor mental health.
How can you say that? Just because you watch a television show about nerds does not make you a nerd. What makes you a nerd is if you understand what they’re talking about. If you don’t understand what scientific stuff they’re talking about (when they actually do speak about scientific things) and then understand Penny, I’m pretty sure you’re not a nerd. Let me go off track here for a bit: the Big Bang Theory is so painfully average, whenever I laugh at it, I feel disappointed in myself.
BACK ON TRACK.
So, these t-shirts. Are they to cater to this market of people who think they’re a nerd because they play video games or watch the Big Bang Theory? Yes? Maybe? I don’t even know who could wear that sort of thing. Doesn’t really represent you well as a person if you wear it and are not a geek; I’m seeing all types of non-nerds rocking it. It must be really hard for nerds to look at people exploit their good name in the name of fashion (wait, what did I just write?).
This reminds me of those people who wear those REAL 3D glasses with the lens poked out, because it’s cool. C’mon, son. You’re not short-sighted, long-sighted or nearly blind. Take them glasses off. It doesn’t look cool. It just looks terrible. Especially when the ‘REAL 3D’ logo is clearly visible. Come back when your vision is becoming shitty.
These damn t-shirts, though.
Are we at the point where people are trying to be something they’re not—wait, people have always tried being something they’re not, so let me leave that line at that. Honestly, I’m sick of seeing them on people. I just don’t like those t-shirts. The people who are wearing them? They’re all cool and fine. But the fact of the matter remains: they’re god-awful. So, so terrible.
I think we should take them off the shelves. Storm every shop these t-shirts are sold in, tear them down from their hangers and just go out in the street to make a big bonfire with them. Bonfire Night will come early and will not be in honour of Guy Fawkes. No, it’ll be in honour of all these shitty clothing fads. We’ll also burn OBEY t-shirts and make the people who wear them cry for not knowing who Shepard Fairey is.
All I’m trying to say is: stop wearing these t-shirts. I’m not a salty; I just dislike them so much. I know whatever is on a t-shirt doesn’t have to match what the person is, but goddamn, the people who wear these most probably truly believe that they are geeks because they do something like play Pokémon.
Just stop wearing the damn t-shirts. Or I’ll rip it off your body and burn it in front of you.
Dear whatever your name is I see you are too stupid to have understood anything I have said. After thinking about how unintelligent the average person is, and then seeing how, from your blog, you seem to be even more unintelligent, I have decided this will be the last thing I send, just to show you that you have not convinced me in any way. You say I do not live in America an therefore cannot have an opinion on this matter. Well, you have failed to see the fact that you too do not live in America. Therefore, your opinion is as “useless” as mine, going by your logic. Just because you happen to be older than me, does not make you superior in any way. I don’t know what uni you go to or what school you go to, but the fact that I have never gotten below an A* in any of my exams and go to the Sunday Times top independent school of the year (I suggest googling the word ‘independent’, I doubt you shall understand) means I am not as stupid as you make me out to be.
Furthermore, I see you as being highly hypocritical. You keep rambling on about how my opinion is the most stupid you ever heard, how it doesn’t matter etc etc Well, have a look at your blog. Have a look at yourself. You seem to spend the majority of your time making yourself seem far more important than you really are and arguing with everyone and anyone , picking fights and arguments as if you’re the greatest thing that has ever happened to this world, as if you’re some sort of God. Well guess what, your opinion and rants don’t matter. I was merely stating my opinion in a calm manner, only becoming more vicious in self defence. I do not usually rant at people or insult them. You however, seem to have dedicated your whole blog to insulting others and making yourself out to be someone so great. You have nothing better to do than pick fights. What does that show about you? What does it tell you?
At least Harry Potter is harmless an has not hurt anyone, therefore I can blog about it if I want. You however, your blog is disgusting and vile and you are a shit person who is probably ridiculously full of themselves. Furthermore, your arguments contradict one another (you can Google ‘contradict’ either, as I doubt you know what it means) and quite honestly, are barely plausible. Furthermore, if what I posted was so ‘stupid’, it would not have gotten as many notes as it did. And I find it far more likely that you are ridiculous , not the other 14.000 people. There will always be people disagreeing with me, people disagree with everyone.
People disagreed with Obama, Jesus, Lady Gaga and yet look at them. You just happen to be one of those people that has nothing better to do than stalk my blog and argue with others in a pointless manner. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and don’t accidentally choke on your own ineptitude. Sincerely, Hogwarts-Facebook Ps: please don’t stalk me any more.
Alright. Round two. Here live in front of the thousands of people in Tumblr Square Garden. Let’s roll.
I do not know why you typed up such a long winded rant about me — as a person. The first thing that stands out is the fact that you criticise me for saying I have nothing better to do than insult people and whatever, yet you’re dedicating time in doing the same. Not very smart, is it? But let’s just dive right into it shall we.
You say I’m stupider than an average person and say I misunderstood what you were saying. I understood what you were saying. I understood it very well, in fact, I understood it so well, I deemed it stupid and decided to argue with it — like you can do in a place like Tumblr. In fact, it happens every day. When you’re saying that we’re both from the UK and I said we can’t have a say on this. No, I never said anything like that. The exact line I said was:
“Who are we — me and you, people from the UK — to criticise them?”
I did not forget that I was from the UK, in fact that line was talking about you telling America to get their shit together. Why did I say that? Because we’ve got our own problems with gay marriage as it is. Civil partnerships and whatever. Inequality in the Church of England regarding female bishops. The economy. The list goes on and on and on.
When you talk about what school you go to and what grades you get…do you really expect me to care about that? You can go to one of the best schools in the country and be an over-achiever — you can do all these things, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make asinine remarks. For example, my main problem was you using the shooting to push your political agenda on gay marriage. If you were as smart as you claim, you would realise that what you were doing was pushing a political agenda. But instead, you chose to curl up in a ball like an earwig that got poked and decided to play the victim card.
My opinion isn’t useless, my opinion is actually warranted. Your opinion is useless because you brought something into the argument about guns and gun control that did not belong in an argument about guns and gun control. Me, on the otherhand, I actually talked about something relevant. Tightening gun control laws. You failed to give any decent reasons as to why guns should be banned totally. If you said something like: “Hey guys, we need to tighten gun laws by limiting the amount of people that can have them and raising prices for bullets.” Then maybe you would have had something more intelligent than what you originally posted. Let’s remind ourselves of what you posted, eh?
Seriously what I don’t understand is why the fuck are guns legal in America and gay marriage isn’t
Gay marriage hasn’t killed anyone. Guns have.
Sort your shit out America
Now, all of what I said above about that statement being useless is in fact true. I don’t give a fuck about you and your A*’s. I know people who never got an A* in their life and are more in touch with reality and are smarter than you would ever hope to be. Your use of what school you go to and what you achieve is hilarious. To me, it’s a sign of how weak your argument is. It reminds me of those army soldier dudes who run up on someone’s ask box telling them that they’re a sniper — best in the class — and they would kill us instantly because they’re so great. Who gives a fuck about what the Sunday Times says about your school? Hey, guys who gives a fuck about what the Sunday Times says about her school?
But let’s continue.
You keep rambling on about how my opinion is the most stupid you ever heard, how it doesn’t matter etc etc Well, have a look at your blog. Have a look at yourself. You seem to spend the majority of your time making yourself seem far more important than you really are and arguing with everyone and anyone
I seem to maker myself seem far more important than I really am? Who the hell do you think I am? Luk3y? Bvsedjesus? No. How in the world do I make myself seem more important than I really am. I am not vain. I do not post pictures of myself 24/7. I do not talk myself up to be the greatest person on earth, in fact, I address my flaws as a person. Just because I write my opinion on several subjects, that makes me seem more important than I actually am? I know my place. I don’t rise above it. And I don’t pick fights with everyone and anyone. I debate with people from time to time but I don’t exactly pick fights. What I’m doing is debating. When I debate with everybody else, we maintain a nice and healthy debate about certain issues.
You, yes, you, decided to turn it into a ‘fight’.
Let’s backtrack. You call me a hypocrite. Yet, you’re doing most of the things you stated that I do in this one rant. That’s amazing. You assume that I’m cocky? Yet you state what grades you get in an attempt to prove that you’re superior to me. You say I’m hypocritical? You tell me I have nothing better to do but rant, making it seem like you have better things to do than that…yet you rant about me. Then to drag this cocky angle out, you go and tell me what words I need to Google. Because I’m stupid. Yes, the guy who pointed out your bullshit and argued with you with valid points is stupid. The person who brought gay marriage into the subject of gun control is not stupid. The person who failed to understand how impossible it would be to ban all weapons in the US is not stupid. The person who fabricated all these lies about me just to make themselves seem above everybody else is not stupid.
What outstanding logic.
You however, seem to have dedicated your whole blog to insulting others and making yourself out to be someone so great. You have nothing better to do than pick fights. What does that show about you? What does it tell you?
Dedicated my blog to insulting others and making myself out to be someone so great? Well, I don’t know, kid. I didn’t exactly dedicate this blog to doing anything.
At least Harry Potter is harmless an has not hurt anyone, therefore I can blog about it if I want. You however, your blog is disgusting and vile and you are a shit person who is probably ridiculously full of themselves. Furthermore, your arguments contradict one another (you can Google ‘contradict’ either, as I doubt you know what it means) and quite honestly, are barely plausible. Furthermore, if what I posted was so ‘stupid’, it would not have gotten as many notes as it did.
How exactly am I a disgusting and vile person? Care to point that out? Where exactly have I been disgusting and vile? What, you’re getting all in a strop because told you how stupid your logic was? If I wanted to be disgusting and vile, I’d pretty much wish all the worst things in the world to happen to you. But funnily enough, since I’m not exactly disgusting or vile, I never did that. Never wished harm on your family; never wished that you would get cancer, AIDS or HIV; never wished for you to get raped and I certainly never wished for you to get hit by a double-decker bus at full speed while crossing the road. In fact, if I was so disgusting and vile, I would have told you that your uncle deserved to die when he got shot and that I hope it was a painful death. But instead, I said I was sorry for your loss.
If you had evidence of me being as ‘disgusting’ and ‘vile’ as you said, then maybe your argument would be more valid — but nope. And if you’re referring to my use of swearwords, then yes, I swear a lot. Does it make me a bad person? Fuck no. Swearwords never hurt anybody.
Furthermore, if what I posted was so ‘stupid’, it would not have gotten as many notes as it did. And I find it far more likely that you are ridiculous , not the other 14.000 people. There will always be people disagreeing with me, people disagree with everyone.
Before I fire this one off, let me say another thing here. There are more words that you can use other than furthermore. If you’re so smart, why don’t you use a thesaurus? I could restructure your whole sentence right here, right now:
Besides that, if what I posted was ‘stupid’, it would not have received the attention it did — with the amount of notes and likes. I find it more likely that you’re ridiculous and not the 14,000 people who agreed with my opinion. People will always disagree with another person’s opinion.
You talk to me about the amount of notes your post got. I do not care for how many notes you got in one post. Just because you got 14,000 reblogs and likes doesn’t mean anything. That doesn’t mean people are necessarily smart and that you’re right, it could mean a variety of things. For example: people may have not realised how stupid it was to bring gay marriage into a topic where small children died at the hands of a madman. No gay people involved in that one. Nobody gay got shot. None of the kids were gay. None of the kids’ parents were fighting for marriage equality.
Just because a certain amount of people agreed with what you had to say doesn’t always make you right and this is one of those situations where you are not right.
Your actions remind me of the people on Twitter who exploited the shooting for their own gain in terms of retweets and favourites and those people on Facebook who uploaded pictures of the victims for likes and shares, too.
This is Tumblr. Anything can get that many notes on Tumblr. From text posts with corny jokes to people who state something that’s obvious like ‘rape is bad’ or ‘you shouldn’t commit a crime’. It doesn’t mean anything. Nothing. What, they agree with you. And? You expect me to be impressed? You could do a triple somersault on a trampoline while typing that post out that got 14,000 notes and it wouldn’t mean a damn thing to me. Tumblr isn’t exactly the type of place where you’ll find people who are able to pick up on other people’s bullshit easily. The people of Tumblr will constantly believe things that are untrue and reblog statements (such as yours) believing that the original poster actually cares about those situations. Let’s not forget those people who reblog things saying: “IF YOU REBLOG AND FOLLOW YOU WILL GAIN 1,000 FOLLOWERS IN AN HOUR!”
People disagreed with Obama, Jesus, Lady Gaga and yet look at them. You just happen to be one of those people that has nothing better to do than stalk my blog and argue with others in a pointless manner. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and don’t accidentally choke on your own ineptitude. Sincerely, Hogwarts-Facebook Ps: please don’t stalk me any more.
People disagreed with Obama, you don’t say? Oh and in the Bible people disagreed with Jesus, you don’t say? And Lady GaGa too, you don’t say? Does this matter, nope. Just because they’re successful and people disagreed with them doesn’t mean a thing. You disagree with me and you’re not successful at all. You better tell the Westboro Baptist Church about disagreeing with someone and being successful. I have loads of things better to do than stalk your blog. Why would anyone even want to stalk your blog? It’s the definition of generic (you may need to Google what generic means, young one). I never stalked your blog. In fact, I saw that post about gay marriage not being legal, responded to it. Then I decided to look at how stupid this person can be and voila, you gave me a lot to respond to.
Finally, you hope that I choke on my ineptitude and say that I’m disgusting? What’s that? I think that’s the sound of someone being hypocritical. I am not inept nor stupid nor foolish.
You need to go fuck yourself. Take your insolent self elsewhere and I hope you realise how much of cunt you have come across as. You’re not as intelligent as you think you are and you certainly are not smarter than me.
Take your head out of your own ass and stop being so salty about me knocking every one of your arguments out of the box like I’m Barry Bonds.
If you haven’t heard, earlier today there was a shooting at a school in Connecticut Innocent children were killed in this vile act. I feel sorry for them and their families.
But we’re not going to talk about that. In fact, we’re going to talk about something totally different. Something away from that. I’m not going to criticise the shooter, whoever he may be. I’m not going to criticise anyone involved. In fact, I’m here to criticise people. Yes, people. Whether it be on here, Twitter, Facebook or even in real life, I’m going to criticise people. Not all of you — there’s some of you who have gone through today without making any asinine statements. I’m going to break it down to a few groups of people. So, let’s begin, shall we?
When you go on any social networking site, there’s bound to be an ‘elite’ group of people who have a load of followers, subscribers or whatever is available. These people are the ones who normally get paid for reaching certain targets, putting out advertisements and so on. Now at times, you will see them put out a tweet or status or post about “Like this if…” or “Retweet if…”. They give out commands to people who read their post. These people normally follow it. As annoying as it is to me, I have no qualms about it. Yes, I’ll express my annoyance, but that’s as far as it goes.
This select ‘elite’ — Tumblr famous, Twitter famous, Facebook famous — they will use anything to get a high amount of retweets, notes, likes. Anything that’d get their name out there even more. On Twitter (not just Twitter though), these people will frequently use tragedies to get retweets. They will post tweets like: “R.I.P. to those who died, RT if you agree.”
Do you know how disgusting that is? You witness people crying, grieving for dead people and you’re on your phone or computer, tapping out stuff like that. Feigning concern just to get your name out there. Just to get your Twitter handle out there. Just to get more likes on your page on Facebook or gain brownie points from Tumblr followers in the form of notes. Feigning concern for your own benefit is like basically saying: “I can benefit from this, fuck the kids. I don’t care about the kids.”
But what’s even sadder is, people fall for it. They don’t realise what these dudes are doing with their sandbox on whatever form of social networking site they use. They’re oblivious to it. Just like when the retweet the “RT THIS TO GAIN 100 FOLLOWERS” type thing or follow another person to get promoted.
That brings me onto the next group of people I’m going to talk about. That’s those who seem to let their political agendas ride the coattails of tragedies. Let me bring up one instance where this has happened (and it’s most probably going to be the most common instance):
Seriously what I don’t understand is why the fuck are guns legal in America and gay marriage isn’t
Gay marriage hasn’t killed anyone. Guns have.
Sort your shit out America
Firstly: guns are not relative to gay marriage (or any other political agenda that you’re wanting to push). This person has clearly ignored the fact that gay marriage is already legal in some states and there’s a battle going on for it to be legalised in all of them. You have basically made a post that resembles a hyperbole. You have made the situation with gay marriage seem badder than it is.
Secondly, this person is clearly using the tragedy as a means of pushing a political agenda. A political agenda that has nothing to do with the situation that is being discussed. The logic is just baffling. Guns are legal, so therefore gay marriage should be legal. That’s what this person is saying. Why would you say something about a totally different thing which doesn’t even link with the situation? You can’t just compare one law to another and say the latter should be legal because the former is. It doesn’t work like that. That’s like me saying: “Hey, this XBOX360 should be able to play Playstation 3 games.”
Why would you use this as a means of talking about gay marriage? That comparison is pretty uncomfortable from my point of view. What I see is an attempt to get notes — this links back to what I was saying earlier. Getting your name out there, using a tragedy. It’s really sad. But once again, people fail to realise what’s going on here.
People are reblogging this saying stuff like: “OMG UR SO RIGHT!” and other Tumblr-isms to show they agree with this person. It’s shocking how blind these people are to how stupid the post is. It’s climbing up in the amount of notes it has and it’s just baffling. How could such a stupid post get that much attention? Gay marriage needs to be legal, yes. Though you’re going the wrong way about protesting it.
Once again, I’m left asking: why would you do such a thing? It’s disgusting. It’s disrespectful. It’s like sweeping this whole Newtown shooting under the rug and saying: “Fuck ‘em, we got another issue to take care of,” it’s something you shouldn’t do. If I was to say: “Man, how are guns legal and drugs still illegal.” It has nothing to do with the story. Nothing.
If a gay couple were gunned down because they were gay in this situation, then yeah, I can see there’d be a link (though it wouldn’t be a strong one). But I don’t think this gunman shot the children because of their sexual orientation. So that writes out that part. And I doubt the gunman chose who he would shoot because of their parents orientation.
What bugs me most about the above post is this: “Get your shit together America.” There’s some form of elitism there. I’m going to assume this person is from the UK (the same region as me). Why am I assuming this? Because when it comes to the US, us British seem to some strange form of elitism. “Oh, they can’t spell” or “Oh, they’re so fat” or anything like that. Sometimes it’s friendly joking, but other times it’s fucking stupid. Telling America to get their shit together when our nation has our fair share of problems is like a cocaine addict telling a heroin addict to get their shit together. It doesn’t sound right.
Linking to the same post, the person has this logic where you need to ban all guns. Yeah, because it’s possible to ban all guns. Just because Japan got rid of them and only had 11 gun deaths means that it’s a successful system. People are throwing around these reasons for why guns should be banned and totally ignore how impossible it is. When you have a country the size of America, getting everyone to turn in their guns is going to be a problem. That and the fact it infringes on the second amendment — the right for people to keep and bear arms.
While there is a worrying amount of people who are shooting up public places for a variety of reasons, people forget that there are responsible people who use guns. “Gay marriage never killed anyone.” Gay marriage also never saved anyone, either. A gun has. I’m not sympathizing with gun users — I’m telling it how it is. I’m not a gun toting nut. I’m just saying, there are responsible people with guns. People use guns for recreational reasons. Shooting is a pretty big sport and people like to hunt. I don’t condone the latter, but still — they’re killing animals not people.
You can’t ban all guns, outright. People are going about the wrong way with this. Instead of sitting there and saying: “HOW CAN YOU OWN A GUN? WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO OWN A GUN? BAN ALL GUNS” you could actually be talking about reform in the law. Not the reform where you ban everything, I’m talking about tightening the law. Restricting access to certain groups of people. Because I tell you now, if the ‘banning of all guns’ came into effect, there’d still be guns. Even if gun owners were required to turn in their licenses and get rid of them at local drives, there’d still be guns.
You think a young man who lives in the ‘hood’ and uses a gun for protection is going to give up his gun? No. Do you think somebody who’s a keen shooter is going to give up his gun? No. There’s so many people with guns that a ban is impossible to carry out. Sure, in Japan they did it and the rate of deaths via gunfire dropped dramatically. But Japan is different culturally and has a smaller population compared to the United States.
Even if you did ban all guns, I’m pretty sure these shootings would still happen. People can still find guns and go out there. Same thing would happen if you tighten gun control. But tightening the law would be more realistic. Would it help? Probably a lot more than flat out banning guns. If you ban guns, you have that element where mass murderers who want to become ‘famous’ will just use guns. Why? Because if you ban guns and use a banned weapon, you’re bound to be reported more than say…somebody who stabs the same amount of people you killed.
It’s impossible to ban. Tightening gun laws is more likely and much more viable.
Finally, I hear there’s a lot of people saying this was all God’s plan. I don’t even have a paragraph for you people. I just have a few words: go fuck yourself, you fucking disgust me.
I’m out. Some of you really need to look at yourselves and look at how you handle these situations. Especially those who are riding on the coattails of this.
Once again, rest in peace to those who died.
I’ve been riding the bus for most of my life. I take a bus everywhere. Like, literally everywhere. I don’t drive (I’m not learning to drive because it’s expensive) or anything like that. I ride the bus to wherever I have to go and normally, I put my earphones in and listen to some music to make the journey more bearable, something that everyone does.
So, I’m sitting there, minding my own business, listening to my music. Enjoying what I’m listening to, not a care in the world. Then this girl comes and sits next to me. She was originally sitting at the back of the bus. I wouldn’t care about this if there were not any seats left, but there were loads left. Maybe she was interested in me? I don’t know what it was, but my initial reaction was: “The hell are you doing?”
She taps me on the shoulder and being the polite guy that I am, I take out my earphones and then start listening to what she had to say. This girl introduces herself and starts asking basic questions. What University do you go to? What’s your name? Where are your family from? She even asked me: “Why do you look so freaked out?” This was all well and good — these were questions I didn’t mind at all. Sure, they’re a little bit personal, but I thought that if I answered them nicely she would soon leave me alone.
Not at all.
She gets down to the subject that she was going to talk to me about — all those previous questions? Those were a way of getting in. She wasn’t interested in me (not that she had to be), she wasn’t interested in the type of person I was, no. None of that. You want to know what she was really interested in?
“So, did you grow up in a Christian household?” At that point I just looked at her funny. When I answered no, she tried to sell me on Christianity. I couldn’t escape. I couldn’t use the: “This is my stop” excuse because I was nowhere near my destination (and it’d be stupid to get off ten stops early). I had to go with the flow. I say ‘no’, because I would be lying otherwise. Then she continues to push questions about my non-existent faith. “Oh, I go to church every Sunday. Do you go to church?” I say ‘no’ once more. “Oh, okay. Are you interested in going to church? My church is welcome to all.” Deep down inside I wanted to just tell her to fuck off so I can put my earphones back in, but I just asked her why she came over to me.
“I’m a Christian and I just wanted to be nice and friendly” the girl says (or something along those lines, this happened yesterday morning) and she finishes the conversation by saying: ”I go to the same University as you, maybe when I see you, I’ll wave to you.”
At this point, I pretty much regret giving her my actual name and the Uni I go to. You know why? Because now I’m obligated to acknowledge her in public — even though she creeped me out on the bus.
You see, folks. When I have my earphones in, you should only interrupt me for something important. Don’t come and sit next to me on the bus and start a conversation with me. Why? Because I really don’t care. You could tell me that you got vouchers for free Bargain Buckets at KFC — I still won’t care. You know why I won’t care? Because when I’m riding the bus and I’m listening to music — that’s my time. I’m listening to my music, I’m tweeting (@AnAngryBlackMan by the way) — I’ve got my earphones in for a reason. I want to ignore the world.
Don’t come and socialise with me if I don’t know you. If I know you, fine. If I don’t, then don’t try and get chummy, I’m not into that sort of stuff with strangers on public transport (unless we actually have something in common, like we had trouble catching the bus or whatever).
Also, trying to sell me on a religion on public transport…not the greatest thing to do. What creeped me out the most is, she didn’t go to anyone else on the bus. Personally, I think it’s because we were both black and she was most probably trying to sell me on a black church. She wasn’t interested at all and she was certainly not interested in me as a person — all of that was a front to get to the subject of faith. But why would you try and preach about your faith on public transport? Let alone to someone with their earphones in? I don’t want to be hearing about that. I don’t want to be hearing about what church you go to and how you pray to God or whoever.
I’m just a simple man trying to listen to his music on the bus. Leave me alone.
Just let me be. Let me listen to whatever I’m listening to.
In fact, don’t come to me with religion talk full stop. I’m not trying to hear that. Come to me with something that interests me.
And don’t give me that “Oh Joel, missed opportunity” crap, it really wasn’t. No, not at all. In fact, even if she was remotely interested, I would decline instantly. She wouldn’t even get one word out of her mouth, it’d be like:
Me: “No. Not interested.”
Just leave me alone on the bus, please. That’s all I ask. That’s all I require. Nothing else.
Anyway, I’m going to explain why a female protagonist is not in this game.
Firstly, when you look at the story of GTA V, you’d have to ask yourself: “where would a female protagonist fit in?” And that’s pretty much nowhere. Why wouldn’t they fit in? Let’s see the protagonists:
The characters are pretty cool, I’ll admit that. But there’s no way you could insert a female protagonist or replace one of the main characters. All of them have very male specific characteristics and are bound to have mannerisms that match their character. Now, if we were to replace..say…Franklin, with a female character called Francessca, then it wouldn’t work. Why? Because it’d feel like they were adding a token character. From what I’ve seen, it seems that all the protagonists’ characteristics are male-orientated. They are considered just for men by most. A replacement for Trevor wouldn’t work, because that could cause a negative reaction. Finally, a replacement for Michael with a female character would not work either. A vital part of Michael’s story is his annoying wife and his somewhat fragile relationship with his two children.
Sure, we had a hustler in Elizabeta Torres. Sure, we had a psychopathic maniac in Catalina. But the fact of the matter is, a female character needs to be stronger than that. Sure, Elizabeta and Catalina were great characters — but they weren’t protagonists. They both embodied the whole ‘woman in a man’s world’ type of character. That angle has been done way too many times for other characters in the series I’m sure. Michelle would fit into that category too I believe.
That of course draws me to what would be required of a female protagonist. If Rockstar were to pull the trigger on this, I would rather have a strong female character instead of one where I get the feeling that’s she’s a ‘token’ character. I don’t want that. Token characters will make the game weak. The franchise of Grand Theft Auto is built on well-built characters with their own personalities and mannerisms that kick ass. If they could create a character that captures my attention, makes a good story and is female — I’d be all for it. But at this point in time, it’s not going to happen. And here’s why:
Also, lets not forget. Grand Theft Auto is a series which promotes killing, violence, crime and all that. Aiming straight for GTA for gender equality…that doesn’t seem like the right move to be making. Especially when GTA is filled with a lot of offensive jokes which include sexist ones and is often unkind to women in nearly all of its games. Why not target other popular games? Call of Duty, Battlefield…the list goes on and on.
The point I’m trying to make is: for Grand Theft Auto, the issue of equality is a non-issue. There are plenty of female characters within the game and you can play as a female character online. Sure, it’s not enough. But gotta make do with what you have right now. Especially IF you want to play a game in the same genre, the Saints Row series will be for you. It has the customisation and it’s fun to play. But on the actual point, I agree. We need more female protagonists. But I’d rather have strong, likable characters then ones that feel like they’re there for the sake of appealing to females.
And you know what’s sadder? I found out what BlackGirlsRock actually does because of one quick Google search. Lazy people quick to call bullshit on this without even doing a Google search. NOT ONE GOOGLE SEARCH. Not a Yahoo search, nothing. Didn’t even go and Ask Jeeves about it.
Shit, maybe if white women were extremely undervalued in society and not exactly ‘loved’ by the media, then I could understand the need for a WhiteGirlsRock, or White Entertainment Television or anything like that. But that’s not the case.
Black women couldn’t even get their fifteen minutes of attention on Twitter without people striking it down. They were trending worldwide (I believe), and then we had some Twitter famous girl with 300,000 followers taking up the top tweet on the ‘WhiteGirlsRock’ trend.
This girl was a white girl and in her photo she’s in a bikini with a dog that looks expensive. All she does all day on her Twitter is tweet generic shit that you’d see from any teenager without a personality (or better yet, one that does have one, but it turns out to be one where the blend in with the rest of the crowd).
Funny thing is, no one was asking you about that SorryNotSoory or whatever you’re actual name is. And people retweeted her. Over 600 times. Since when did some Twitter famous girl become a spokesperson for all racial issues? The girl can hardly be bloody original and you mean to tell me people were actually agreeing with her? Actually agreeing with her on a tweet that had no substance whatsoever?
The hell is wrong with you people? And these are the same people who will most probably run around when there’s a massive event occurring and wait for her input: “WHERE IS SORRYNOTSOORY! WHERE IS SHE? WE NEED HER OPINION!”
Funny thing is, a girl like that. White, blonde hair, ‘perfect’ body figure…She doesn’t have to worry about being treated unfairly. She’s like an example of a marketable person. She can’t exactly say these things without ever actually thinking. She complains about it being unfair, but I’ll be damned if she realised the situation of black women, people and the media. If she actually took one minute to realise and actually do a simple Google search, she would realise what BlackGirlsRock was made to do.
I bet you this girl knows she rocks. In fact, looking at the pictures she posts on Twitter, she definitely knows she rocks and many agree with her. That goes for anybody saying: “WELL WHITEGIRLSROCK SHOULD BE A THING TOO!” No, no it should not.
The thing about this BlackGirlsRock thing is…
People who instantly jumped aboard the: “OH, IF IT WAS WHITEGIRLSROCK IT WOULD BE CONSIDERED RACIST!” train without considering anything or doing any research on what the actual program does.
No, instead of making the connection that the program does (which is, and I quote: ‘to promote the arts for young women of colour, as well as encourage dialogue and analysis of the ways women of colour are portrayed in the media), they just saw that there was a TV award show and instantly went off.
Why isn’t there a WhiteGirlsRock they ask. Well, white women do dominate the landscape of the media and also there’s no problems with them or the way they are portrayed in the media. They don’t need that type of stuff, they already know they rock.
Some black women can’t even catch a damn break these days.
I’m supposed to be up at seven to do a bunch of things. Anyway, what we’re going to talk about is Black History Month. After being accused of bringing race into everything and being labeled a ‘lib-tarded’ person when it comes to politics — despite rarely speaking about politics — it’s given me the fuel, the fire, the rage to talk about something that annoys me greatly. And I don’t even dislike the person who said all those things.
Alright, the thing that annoys me most about Black History Month is the fact that every time it arrives, the same video props up talking about how it’s not needed. We all know the video, right? Morgan Freeman on 60 Minutes from several years ago. I love Morgan Freeman. I think he’s one of the greatest actors of his generation. Any film that he’s in, I’ll most likely watch. His voice is pretty much the best voice on the planet. I can sing praises about him all day.
If there is one thing that I find annoying about him, it’s the whole “We don’t need Black History Month” quote. You can form your own opinion on Black History Month, you can do whatever. You can be a black person and not like it. Though, my main gripe is not with his opinion — it’s the way people are using it. It’s Black History Month here in the UK. And people will most likely post that video on social networking sites as if it means something.
Black History Month was formed when Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History declared the second week of February ‘Negro History Week’. This was back in 1928. Black people weren’t respected at all and it would be three-four decades until they would nearly be on-level with others.
Black History Week became Black History Month in 1976. It was done to respect the accomplishments of black people. Your Martin Luther King’s, George Washington Carver’s and in my country, the people who came over during the 40’s-50’s. There are of course other months that represent other people and races and nationalities and so on. It unites people of that race and educates them about their history, instead of constantly being reminded of other things.
Every Black History Month, I see the same things. Among the whining of “Oh, there’s no white history month” and so on, this video will crop up now and again. The whole video is just Morgan Freeman voicing his displeasure about Black History Month. He tells the interviewer: ”Where’s your month?” Now, there’s people on the internet going around posting this video and are basically saying: “Morgan Freeman says black people don’t need Black History Month. So therefore, you don’t” as if Freeman is the leader of all black people.
These people are missing the point. Freeman says that black history is part of American history. All these people hear from that interview is: “[Black History Month is] ridiculous”. That’s it. That’s all they hear. You can go on the Black History Tag now and you will see Morgan Freeman being quoted and everything. Although they quote the whole snippet of the interview, what most hear is that Morgan Freeman doesn’t support it.
So they litter our Facebooks, our Tumblrs and so on when Black History Month rolls by. They try and discredit everything that it’s about. Sure, black history is apart of whatever history in whatever country — but the month is to celebrate it. What Freeman fails to understand is: black history isn’t exactly celebrated that much. Sure, MLK gets his day. But MLK is most likely the only black icon that most people know of. Black History Month gives them a chance to change that. People actually learn about those who are being celebrated for their contributions and struggles for not only the black race, but everyone.
The problem I have with the video is people are basically saying: “If Morgan says you don’t need this history month, you don’t need it.” If Morgan said: “Fried chicken is not needed in the world”, I’m going to say people will believe what he says and go and spread the word. The problem with this whole mentality involving the video is…people assume just because Morgan Freeman said something, we should follow suit. Kinda like, if he says jump — black people have to say how high. And that’s ridiculous. Morgan Freeman doesn’t represent the view of all black people. Morgan Freeman may not care about Black History Month, but there’s people who do.
What these people also forget is that other months for other races exist. Also, months for different nationalities. There are commemorative months such as “Filipino American History Month” and “South Asian Heritage Month”. While some of them can be attributed to American history as a whole, they need to be celebrated by themselves. And to those who say there’s no white history. There technically is: “Irish American Heritage Month”, “German American Heritage Month”, “Italian American Heritage Month” and many others exist. Those are heritage months for predominantly white people. So that argument is thrown out the window.
This also links to my problem with people saying “White History Month” is needed, when it’s not. White history is basically recognised everyday. On the news, in the newspapers and so on. Black history doesn’t exactly have that advantage. Black History Month rectifies that. It’s one of the many advantages the whole month has.
In a perfect world, Black History Month would not be needed. In fact, I would be in favour of black history being celebrated every month. But that’s not going to happen. Black History Month is here to stay and people will use it to celebrate things. There’s no ‘racism’ involved here. It’s annoying when people are like: “hey, where’s White History Month?” or “WHITE PEOPLE CAN’T DO THIS, CAN’T DO THAT!” throughout Black History Month. But that’s only a small majority. White people and other people of other races use it as an opportunity to learn about black people, and it helps them develop a further understanding. It brings black people together and can bring those of other races together. Black History Month isn’t even major to me. But I do like it’s advantages of putting black history in the spotlight. Something that could be done more often.
If you haven’t heard. There’s been quite a stir about something. No, not in the Middle East but over a pair of tits. That’s right, breasts. Boobs. Funbags. Or whatever word you like to use for breasts. Kate Middleton — the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge — has been at the centre of attention for…about a few hours? All of this, over topless photos of her lounging around on some boat…or something,
As a result of these pictures being posted of the Royal Family’s golden girl, there are people losing their shit. The British media is all over this. The Royal Family are taking action over this. The French media is freaking out. Basically, all of this is over a paparazzi picture of her being topless. And I’ve seen the pictures. Let’s be brutally honest, apart from a pretty face, Kate Middleton has nothing to offer. She has the body of Gumby. Just some rectangular shaped…you know what, let’s just say I don’t see why half of Britain’s men lust over her so much.
The logic of most of this situation is flawed. First of all, we’ve got people going wild over this. They’re wild over a gossip magazine…taking photos of people secretly while they’re naked. It’s like they’re saying: “HOW DARE GOSSIP MAGAZINES DO…WHAT THEY’VE BEEN DOING FOR YEARS!” They’ve been snapping loads of celebrities walking around in paradises butt naked for years. Suddenly, people have a problem with it. These are the same people who have no problem with Britney Spears’ upskirt shot showing her vagina and whatever — but they have a problem with Kate Middleton’s breasts being published. This is like some phenomenal double-standard. It’s like your mum telling you that you can’t do something, then she lets your sibling do it. This is basically the British media’s take on it. “You can publish anything but royalty being naked.” Which isn’t exactly fair due to celebrities being exposed in the same way. And Kate is pretty much the same level as a celebrity. She just had the luck of the draw to get married to some dude who’s royalty.
What’s rich about most of this is the fact that famous tabloid newspaper The Sun, has pretty much suddenly sorted out their fucked up moral compass. Let’s travel back to a few weeks ago when pictures of Prince Harry butt-naked in a Las Vegas hotel room with another naked lady was published around the internet. The Sun published the photos the next day in their newspaper claiming it was ‘something the British public needed to see’. Basically, they gave the Royal Family and the rest of the British media the double-bird and drove off into the sunset with a bag of money. What they did, caused outrage and whatnot.
Suddenly, they end up being respectful and fall in line with the other outlets saying: “We refuse to publish these photos because it is disrespectful and breaches the Royal Family’s privacy.” Though, don’t newspapers breach people’s privacy everyday? And that’s a little off. Surely, the Sun would be the first paper to take advantage of this. They had a chance for a special edition of their famous ‘Page 3’. And you know the quote they put on the girl to make them sound like they’re more than just a topless model? Can you imagine what they would have put for the Middleton picture? “Hi, I’m Kate and I think that the changing of the GCSE boundaries were wrong.”
The main problem I have with this, is the fact people are being serious about this. As I said, this is technically the same as a celebrity topless picture. It’s nothing to blow out of proportion. The British media are out there calling the protesters over that anti-Muslim video irrational while they’re freaking out over a pair of tits. That’s like the best double-standard ever. “You Muslims are so uncultured. How dare you freak out over something such as religion. While you’re doing that, we’ll be cultured and freak out over a pair of breasts.”
It’s not like this whole situation could be avoided. You know, this has come a few weeks after the Prince Harry debacle (which makes this a lot more funnier than it should be). You’d think the Royal Family would be on guard for cheeky snaps of them naked and sharing moments like Kate and William. Apparently, they were blackmailed over this before it was published. I don’t condone giving into blackmail, but they had their chance to get rid of it. It’s not exactly ideal, but it would have most probably saved the embarrassment of Kate’s oblong body being shown in France. But of course, the Royal Family won’t be held to ransom and they’re going to sue. Though, I imagine once they caught wind of this, they could have at least offered to pay first before getting blackmailed. I mean, you get obscene amounts of money from the taxpayer — you could’ve used that and we would have never heard this nor had to see Kate naked.
But hey, the gossip magazine that published Kate Middleton naked has made British men very happy…for some unknown reason. I don’t get their obsession with her. Nothing but a pretty face. Nothing comes out like “WOW!” and she’s a pretty bland person overall. And her sister Pippa. All these dudes are talking about her rear-end like it’s massive. The only reason they think that is because it looked big in that dress she wore to the Royal Wedding. However, this is what it looks like (click here). SHOW ME WHERE THE ASS IS? OH WAIT, IT’S NOWHERE.
Hey kids, at least we didn’t get to see a Queen Elizabeth nipple slip. *shudders*
It goes back to what I’ve been saying every time tragedies occur. People on social networking will exploit it to their own advantage. The Batman shooting; 9/11; 7/7; when a girl gets cancer…the list goes on and on and on. It’s sad, real sad. You’re using a sad situation to boost your standing on a social networking site? Words cannot explain how sad that is. And disrespectful too.
On the internet, people will exploit 9/11 to get their retweets. To get their little Tumblr fame. To get their 100K notes. To get their followers. It’s about respect for them at all. I don’t think they actually care about the people who died. As long as they get that Tumblr fame, they’re happy. As long as they get those shares (and subscriptions) on Facebook, they’re happy. As long as they get those retweets and whatever, they’re happy. It’s like they’re whoring out these situations. And sadly, people don’t realise it.
I’m not saying all people do it, but there are some who have an objective that isn’t to pay respects to anybody.
I’m not reblogging a .gif of a plane crashing into a tower to pay respects to those who died in 9/11. Because posting a .gif that shows the plane crashing into the tower is meant to signify respect to those who died in the towers. It shows the moment the pain and suffering started, and you’re asking for people to reblog it for respect? That’s not respect.
Yeah, that doesn’t exactly work. Yet 60,000 people have reblogged it on command. The hipster dude who posted the .gif (which has been seen a thousand times before today anyway), most probably doesn’t realise how stupid it is to do something like that on a .gif…the fucking moment the plane crashes into the towers.
It’s pretty stupid, man.
Okay, this should be short.
Earlier today, I made a post about Nicki Minaj’s line in Lil’ Wayne’s remake of the GOOD Music song “Mercy” (from Dedication 4 — do not get this mixtape, it’s not worth your time). The whole gist of the post was making fun of the whole line that Nicki made about voting for Mitt Romney. The line itself was this:
“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches fucking up the economy.”
My post was the interpreted by one Nicki Minaj fan who told me the reference went over my head. Sadly, what the person failed to realise was the concept of sarcasm. The whole joke that I made flew over her head. In fact, the whole joke flew over her head and shat on it while going by like a pigeon. Then I made another post, once again, with sarcasm. In fact, this one was much clearer. I listed the line that she said with a facepalm .gif.
And if you checked the tags, it was clear that it was sarcasm. Of course I’m not ridiculing her voting decision — in fact, I wasn’t ridiculing Mitt Romney. The whole lyric was what I was ridiculing. Why? Because it poorly delivered and it had so much potential. Nicki Minaj had the ball. She had a chance to make her verse on the remake of “Mercy” (which is pretty terrible anyway) something. She had a chance to do something good. She tried to be clever and it didn’t work out. The result: a poorly delivered line, that was so ridiculous the stupidity made me facepalm so hard. Sure, she was mimicking the Republicans. But that doesn’t exactly make the line any better. There was so much more to be added. Not just the whole economy part. Shit, why not tackle some Republicans warped ideals about black people or better yet rap music. Wait, that’s too much of an intelligent subject for you to run with. I understand, she has a limited amount of verses to work with, but c’mon, for once in her life she could of actually tried.
Now, onto the actual subject. This person thought I was stupid enough to not realise this, and went and tried to make me look like a fool. She thought she was smart. Just like Nicki Minaj, the person tried to be smarter than they were. And they went and said I was stupid. And also said that watching the Regular Show ‘rotted’ my brain. That was hilarious. The person thought it was an insult.
A statement that says something like that, doesn’t exactly work coming from someone who dickrides Nicki Minaj until they’re raw. And this is what I’m talking about. When people try to think they’re smart, when in reality they’re being stupid. Especially when you’re responding to something that was said with such sarcasm and taking it seriously. In fact, this one particular Nicki Minaj fan told me: “If you don’t like it, don’t listen to it.” Which is totally irrelevant when you’re listening to a mixtape or album for the first time. I’m going to listen to it you dumbass, I can’t criticise anything without actually listening to it. You know why? Because that would be stupid.
What we have now, is an infestation (yes, I’m using that word) of Nicki Minaj fans (not all of them) who think they’re smarter than everyone else pointing out that her line about voting for Mitt Romney was a joke. They’re all running around—actually fuck it, they’re in a circle jerk over people who are ridiculing the lyrics saying it’s stupid/saying it’s a reason to dislike Nicki. And in fact, it’s a valid point. The fans are bending this all out of shape in an attempt to make themselves smarter to their followers. Why would they make themselves seem smarter? Well, when you run a blog full of Nicki Minaj .gifs and text posts idolising such a mediocre artist, you’re going to need to make yourself a bit more respectable.
The main point out of all of this is: nobody is that stupid to ignore the fact that it was Nicki making fun out of Republicans. Nobody is doing that. Everyone realises that. It’s just that it’s the most stupid line you could come up with, with a subject like that (especially when it could have been tackled a lot better). In fact, politics for someone as low-level in terms of content in songs, should not be tackled. That’s right. I said it. Low-level in terms of content. What, do I mean? There’s nothing exactly thought provoking about Nicki’s music. It’s just this one massive generic ‘blah’ with a fucking fake accent attached to it. Along with another accent that resembles a white Californian girl who resides in Hollywood and speaks with an upward inflection (high rising terminal) which sounds like she’s asking a fucking question every time.
Stop trying to act smarter than you are. Crawl back into your fucking dens. I respect some of you Nicki Minaj fans who don’t try and go out to prove to be smarter than a person who was simply ridiculing something and not flatout saying they believe it. But some of you going around, reblogging posts, attaching countless Nicki Minaj .gifs to it to make a fucking point…stop that. You’re doing nothing but acting like a douchebag. Just stop.