Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How I hate World of Warcraft

Hello. I haven’t had much time to blog lately, so I thought I’d treat my faithful readers with an instant blurb of hate (AKA rant).

As the title implies I hate the game known as World of Warcraft. Why do you ask? Well, that’s the funny part, you see, because I’ve never played that game. As a matter of fact, based on what I’ve heard, gameplay-wise, it seems to be quite a neat game! The reason for all of the hatred is simple, though, and I’m pretty sure many of you have felt it before. I hate the acronym “WOW”. and I hate the popularity of it. It’s ludicrous.

  • Friend: “I installed a new game {not related to World Of Warcraft) and my videogame console died”
  • Me: “WOW!”
  • Friend: “Hellz yeah WOW is the shiznit yo!!”

If you fail to see the irony of this conversation (you’re probably within the game’s target audience), allow me to elaborate. The expression “WOW!” has existed possibly since before the English tongue was established. It’s quite a phenomenal expression only surpassed by champions such as “WOAH!” or “DUDE!”. It is used to express surprise, admiration, wonder, or pleasure.

So next time I say “WOW! That’s neat!” and my expression of glee is truncated by the mention of this game, I will slap the person responsible for such faux pas. The world has been properly warned.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sick for teh win.

You, know. I love getting sick. I really do. I mean sure, you're miserable, but at the same time, getting sick is an unexpected challenge in your life. The best part is once you heal, you realize how good it feels to be healthy.

Next time you get sick remember my words and you’ll automatically feel better. You could apply this logic to pretty much anything. When you’re broke, you sure appreciate when you finally have some to spend. I can only imagine the misery of being born rich, how will you appreciate your wealth if you don’t know what it’s like to be poor? How will you know the joy of a piece of bread if you’ve never been hungry? If I ever strike gold I know I’ll figure out a way to remind myself of the times when I was poor.

About the unexpected challenge, think about it. Why is it that games have rules? I remember when I was a kid I would do silly things such as walking around with my eyes closed, pretending to be blind, or pretending I was missing an arm. When I am ill I try to obtain a similar experience.

That’s your healthy dose of logic for today.

Friday, April 25, 2008

I want proof, not leads!

Warning: This post is a follow-up to the previous. Reading is highly recommended for context.

It’s funny how I mentioned not having to do homework, yet, I found myself spending the entire day doing homework. Not because I wanted to, though. I had to make up for some stuff I hadn’t done for college, history class, to be exact. So there I was half-assing the whole thing when the subject of “Creationism VS Darwinism” came up.

The first thing that struck me is that those were the names used for the two parts. Even though both insist the expression is wrong. I read more about it but there was not much I didn’t know, or needed to know. I had been thinking of a follow-up to that post since I posted it. That was a very busy day and I had no time to sit and think of a proper analogy to convey my logic. I’ve had enough time now. Please, consider this chain of events:

  1. Bob tells Timmy at school that his mom told him his dad made his little sister out of sugar and spice.
  2. Timmy decides to further investigate, and discovers Bob’s sister is made of neither.
  3. Timmy and his friends analyze this and come to the conclusion that Bob’s father does not exist.

This is an exaggerated way to explain it, so that it is even more obvious. What happened back at the days of Darwin was not unlike this schoolyard tale. Then, mankind in general had decided to explore the universe around it, and to seek understanding beyond what had been taught to them, mostly by the church. Those were times of religious wars, Inquisitions, witch hunts and such. One day, this great man discovered what he called evolution… he explained how creatures would adapt to their surroundings over the generations until a new species was born, and eventually, how man had done the same.

  1. The church taught Darwin that God made Man out of dirt.
  2. He investigated further and discovered man as not made of dirt.
  3. The masses analyzed this and came to the conclusion that God does not exist.

What went wrong there? Let’s go back to the schoolyard. Timmy’s discovery was one of great value. And I’m pretty sure Bob figured out his mom lied, or at least was mistaken. Maybe his dad lied, or was mistaken. If Bob and Timmy sat down and discussed this they would probably end up talking to Bob’s mom. Bob’s mom would either tell the truth, if she was lying, or if she was mistaken she’d tell Bob to ask his father. Let’s suppose Bob’s mom was actually convinced her husband had said the truth. Bob’s dad is in a country far away. What would be the next logical step for Bob and Timmy? Set out on a quest to find Bob’s magical baby-making powers? Sure, Bob would eventually grow up and make his own children, but he has no proof his dad could not have used sugar and spice, and this troubles him.

I’ve heard people making fun of Ben “the shiznit” Stein’s expression “Lightning striking a mud puddle”. Have they not figured out that is what Darwinists are telling the masses? “We know man evolved from apes, and apes evolved from Jurassic tadpoles, but that’s all we know, therefore your God does not exist”.

Where did these… Jurassic tadpoles or whatever-the-lowest-species-known-to-mankind-is-called-thingies came from? Where did this world, capable of sustaining life come from? Did it just appear out of nowhere? How come it is so perfect? Even if time and space are infinite, the odds of this just happening are overwhelmed by the odds of the whole thing being destroyed before it was finished! This crap used to keep me awake all night as a kid.

Science will never be able to deny the existence of God, because of his Godly nature. Science may one day prove the existence of God, if, say, God one day decided to appear in Oprah.

This is where the argument ends. Timmy will continue to research, while Bob will actually write his dad every day, hoping for an answer. Timmy and Bob hang out after school and go to the arcades. Mr. Scientist, please, I beg you, continue your research. Mr. Believer, keep on praying, maybe one day God will show up.

The conclusion, based on simple schoolyard logic (I make myself giggle sometimes) is that the terms "creationist" and "darwinist" are inappropriate, that there is - or should - not be such "points of view" and that both are neither opposite, parallel or perpendicular.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I find your faith (or lack thereof) disturbing.

"It takes a great deal of faith to believe the stuff scientists can come up with." - 201d
If I'm ever going to be quoted, I'd like it to be that way. Allow me to elaborate. A documentary film titled "Expelled" has been recently brought to my attention. I haven't had a chance to research the subject much, but that's the beauty of logic. Logic does not require research. If you want to claim wisdom, knowledge, maybe even intelligence, sure, you got to do your homework. But cold hard logic is a yes or no thing. Logic gives me a boner. You can quote me on that too.

The essence of the debate brought forth by Ben “Teh Shiznit” Stein is that educational institutions have been banning scientists who have proposed Intelligent Design as an alternative to Darwinism. What happened was that a horde of angry scientists, atheists and all kinds of ists grabbed their torch-and-pitchfork™ emergency kits and went out on a hunt. “Creationist propaganda” they call it, and they point their fingers at it with anger.

Now I ask you, my beloved reader, what about the “Darwinist propaganda” that has been shoved down our throats since childhood, sponsored by taxpayer funds? What happened to the separation of church and state? Why are my children forced to believe in the theory of evolution?

Yes, my friends, I’ve said theory. It’s not my job to look it up for you. Mind you, that I never said Creation is an absolute truth. It is a concept of religion, myth, or even legend, if you will. And it’s therefore of no consequence for me to convey which I find most appealing.

As a natural born problem solver, I propose you go see this documentary. However you must unlearn what you have been taught. Nobody has been able to scientifically prove neither of these theories. By watching it you shall be entertained by Ben “Teh Shiznit” Stein’s antics, and you might learn a thing about both “sides”; neither has a clue on what’s going on, and that drives them mad.

If this story had a happy ending, it would be like this:

  • Darwinist: “You, sir, are an idiot!”
  • Creationist: “No! You are!”
  • Darwinist: “You have no clue of what you’re talking about!”
  • Creationist: “Neither do you!”
  • (Awkward silence)
  • Darwinist: “Yeah…”
  • Creationist: “So, um, wanna go for some ice cream?”
  • Darwinist: “ICE CREAM! YAY!”

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Like moths to

So the other day I found this entry titled What’s NXT? in the "Story of stuff" blog about some whacked up marketing campaign that involves packaging shaving gel in some lava-lamp-esque jar with light and batteries built in (please check out the link). I’ve written here before about how I agree with anything Annie Leonard says (even though some of my friends believe the numbers in her statistics are exaggerated) because she is the shiznit. However, my concerns are not really in the same order as hers.

She went on about how hard would it be to recycle those bottles and about how toxic the chemicals in the batteries are (which will end up as landfill or worse). And she really does have a point, the kind of -- *sigh* person -- that would buy those things most probably won’t care about recycling it or whatever.

Then, halfway through her article she says, and I quote “What are we, moths?” That’s really what bugs me the most. Are they really planning to use blinking lights to attract people to buy that silly stuff? Are you freaking serious? What kind of human being favors “flashy lights” against, I don’t know, an item being overpriced because they charge you for a flashlight that you will throw away when the bottle’s empty? Even if it were cheaper… Gosh darn it; I wouldn’t take that crap home even if it were free! Marketing stunts like that are insults to mankind’s intellect. And what scares me is that I know that stuff will probably sell like crazy. The only thing that may stop this madness is the protests of environmentalists, perhaps. To me half of the damage is already done. Next time you’re at the store and you are about to buy something in a fancy bottle think about it. Somewhere in the world there’s a rich dude laughing at you.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Did you know...?

...that most headaches are caused by dehydration? Look it up, it’s quite fascinating. No wonder all those painkillers tell you to drink it with a full glass of water!

So next time you have a headache, have a tall glass of water and skip the pills. You probably don’t need all those chemicals in your body anyway.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Blug blug!

Thats the sound a blogging fish makes.

Which reminds me, I have a new blog, besides this one, it's called Downcast and it's teh shiznit. Check it out.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The story of stuff

The story of stuff is a sad story indeed. I just stumbled upon this webpage, http://www.storyofstuff.com/ a few minutes ago and thought I had to share. We all know most of this stuff but it serves both as a good reminder and as a way to get the way much bigger picture.

I suggest you watch it before stepping out to the mall. Stop buying crap that you don't need, specially if it's designed to break in a few days.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Inactivity warning

I will be doing 3 weeks of active duty (I am a national guardsman btw) starting tomorrow so I'll only be posting on weekends. Don't think I forgot about j00! I'LL BE BACK!

Saturday, March 1, 2008


I just got featured in wrathböx! Neat!

...that is all.

Pro Death

So on my way home I see this one office. It was painted pink and purple and had a big sign that said FAMILY PLANNING.


You know, if you think something is right you should stand proud and yell the good news to every human being (for example I occasionally run around the mall yelling "WAFFLES, WAFFLES!!"). Why would you try to sugar-coat your intentions? Or what bugs me the most, why pick a misleading euphemism?

Last time I checked, the verb "planning" means to think before you act. If you're gonna run an abortion clinic, why not call it a "Family quick-fix clinic"? You know, your 14 year-old daughter failed to think ahead, we're here to fix it!

If they all stood proud of their beliefs, mankind would eventually reach this optimal state in which you could take your 8-year-old son to a "Family quick-fix clinic" to "take care of it".

This is not about whether I'm pro-life or pro-death. It's about the rampant use of crappy euphemisms.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Letting Go

Ever since I first lay my hands on that NES controller, I knew It'd be the neatest thing to make games. In school I'd draw "levels" in my notebook and have my friends play them. When I got my first computer I started to learn programming, and as soon as I was old enough to think about a carreer I knew I wanted to be a game programmer. And so When the time came to go to college, I opted for computer sciences.

In college I learned a lot of things, like how to be a grown up. (I didnt really learn squat about game programming, though).

That was about 10 years ago. Every once in a while I catch myself daydreaming of the great game that could have been, and instead of slapping myself across the face and telling myself to go back to work, I let the little boy inside of me go on that fantastic voyage. It still makes me warm and fuzzy inside, I've just learned to let go. I'm not saying you should give up on your dreams. I just had to because of the direction life was taking me. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you should give yourself an early reality check and let go before you find yourself turning 40 and having accomplished any of your dreams.

I still have many things I want to do before I die, and I still enjoy gaming. Not just playing games, but watching them, trying to figure out what the programmers were thinking... I might pick up game-making later in life...

Why did I come up wit this topic? The creation of this blog. For about 10 years as well I've been a web design enthusiast. For the last year i've been working on a PHP page that wuld serve as my blog, but after an 8 month pause I came home to a text editor full of code I don't remember. Then I saw a friend's blogger blog and decided maybe it was time to let go of that and just use a ready-made blog system. I'm lovin' it. I feel a lot lighter now.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


My brain is too tired for me to begin sharing my high-quality logic with the world. For now I shall test my blogging system! BEHOLD!