Sunday, March 30, 2008

while I'm not for full premaritial abstinence, I think if you try having sex with people you barely know and don't like it, maybe you shouldn't have sex with people you barely know. Only have sex you like.

why we don't finish games anymore.

If you don't know who Alice Walker is, you fail at life.

Friday, March 28, 2008

*shakes fist at the 80s* damn you with your tax cuts for the rich and slashes in social programs! according to the pbs, we now have high health inequality because of this!
Ok, at first I thought this was a joke story, but it's true. Anti Emo riots in Mexico. But the anti gay bits aren't funny.

Really stupid stupid

There was a news story on safaricom today so I'm linking a story on microlending in Kenya.

loook, africa from the sky
The whole 'girl gamer' thing reinforces the idea that women don't have any interests of their own. When instead of talking about 'why oh why is yoshi's island ds so hard' or 'the wii sucks/the ps3 sucks/the xbox360 sucks', you turn the conversation to HEY, LOOK AT MAH BOOOOBS!! it sounds like you only game for male attention instead of ACTUALLY ENJOYING GAMING. and that hurts women who aren't desperate for attention and actually enjoy having fun[which I submit are the majority].
Now we have 12 year olds stripping.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

an oh noes felony was committed on etsy.
I'm glad to know that someone else gets 3d sickness. I was worried with all that spinning that the westward sequel would be yet another game I couldn't play because of that dizzy making 3d.

;_; actually dudes, when you go outside, people bully you, people are getting tasered in the nipples, and some homeless dude who has been fucked over by our horrible social services system just peed right next to you.

Also, I love casual games because I do have ADD for everything ever. I have the attention span of a hyperactive poodle. Sometimes I just glance through manga[i.e. COMIC BOOKS] because I don't have the attention span to pay attention to a comic book for more than ten minutes on end. This is also why my blog is random.
Ok, on NPR, I was hearing about the 'allegations'[a word from Mississippi public broadcasting's announcement: up next, international and national news, and allegations of racism in South Carolina] of racism in South Carolina. And then I switched on the News Hour, and I have to admit, folks talking about race and religion, which I have now muted? I don't want a conversation about race. I don't want to hear the same excuses about how white people somehow don't know that it's wrong to handcuff people to cars[BULLSHIT.] I don't want to hear about how if we all sit together and bake a cake out of rainbows, everything will be solved. I don't want to hear whining about how straight up murder is the same as black people sitting in schools and learning stuff. I don't need that crap.
America is a nation of bullies.
The competition that drives parents to hothouse their children is still present in adulthood. I think it's because at least in America, everything reflects on your moral character. Don't have a high paying job? You must be lazy. Park over the line? You're a rude SOB. Got cancer? You don't think enough happy thoughts. I'm not sure how you could ever be a decent person in America, and sadly, I can't start drinking.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hey, it's the best post ever.

Twisty talks about the sad fact that wearing shorts so short that old ladies come up to me on the street to scold me is not in fact feminist rebellion.
Perhaps I should go to the thrift store and buy new shorts. I've been foiled again by the mean feminists! All of you who were liberated by the thought that you might get to see a butt cheek, go back to your chains.
Yesterday I was listening to Tracy Ulmann and she talked about how she was thinking she couldn't be a commedian because all the girls on Benny Hill all wore bikinis. I hope that crap like this doesn't make folks think they need to be splayed all over in their panties just to enjoy a nice game of Super Smash Brothers Brawl.

A screenshot from youtube. Can you see what's wrong with this picture?
I was looking at digg, and I was like woah, they are letting 7 year olds be raped on buses now? That's outrageous.

Little black girl raped on bus: mother very upset.

Monday, March 24, 2008

On To The Point today, some guy was talking about how we are looking for the Muslim moderate that is defined by America- an American loving, English speaking, suit wearing, Israel loving guy who just wants a beer and some pepperoni pizza. Dave Neiwert skewers the white America version of this: the search for a black person who doesn't care about all that slavery and segregation and not getting a cab stuff, and only wants to talk about how every black person on the planet is horrid, and how white folks are getting a raw deal because my mom once said peckerwood. I mean, there's a few out there- getting lucrative book deals and airtime on national tv, but if you want the whole black community to support your party/cause/whatever, focusing on a few stuffed suits getting over on their dark skin and self hatred isn't going to get you where you need to go.

I'm middle class, I'm educated, and I have to admit the last person I feel sorry for is some rich white dude who got told not to call folks the n word.
Poverty in the south: We can barely fill up our pickup trucks.
Are hidden object games invading the wii?!

Game I am playing.


Yay, weekend web!!
This one guy regrew a finger.. Less intelligent falling BS, more real science, so we can get more awesome.

Friday, March 21, 2008

eee! harvest moon ds for girl

According to wiki, really it's japanese name. But you'd think harvest moon was already for girls..

Maybe I should sell my Harvest Moon for Boy [also known as regular harvest moon ds] because it is so buggy, and get the unbuggy girl version.....
The reason people like animals better than humans is because animals can fit into any rule we want, besides maybe don't eat your own poop. You can forever imagine that an animal is grateful and loves you, even if they are really thinking 'big thing brings food' or 'yum poop', but humans can articulate thoughts like 'really, I'd rather have food than to be told how to believe' or 'I really don't appreciate that time you stabbed my grandpa in the eye', and you have to develop difficult skills such as empathy for people who aren't always perfect, which is hard to do.
Diggers react to context

Thursday, March 20, 2008

And one other thing I think we've got to remember: As easy as it is for those of us who are white to look back and say, "That's a terrible statement," I grew up in a very segregated South, and I think that you have to cut some slack. And I'm going to be probably the only conservative in America who's going to say something like this, but I'm just telling you: We've got to cut some slack to people who grew up being called names, being told, "You have to sit in the balcony when you go to the movie. You have to go to the back door to go into the restaurant. And you can't sit out there with everyone else. There's a separate waiting room in the doctor's office. Here's where you sit on the bus." And you know what? Sometimes people do have a chip on their shoulder and resentment. And you have to just say, I probably would too. I probably would too. In fact, I may have had a more, more of a chip on my shoulder had it been me.

-Mike Huckabee. I'd be pissed too. I still resent folks who want to tell me about how hard done by they are because they didn't get into a college- dude, it's called studying. You know what the thousands of white people who got into college did? Studied. Maybe you could try it. [black people study too, but come on- it's not just one or two white people being let in, it's thousands]
People discuss casual games.
Blacks angry at racism, news story reports.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Us casual gamers get no respect. ;_; My gaming time line

age 4-8- Mario, duck hunt, a little Zelda.
Causalness level- Unknown. I was a little kid at the time.
consoles: nes

8-12- Final fantasy all the way! Lots more Zelda
Casualness level- Hardcore!
consoles: starting to have a snes,gameboy

12-18- Final fantasy- square enix is looooove!!! Must play RPGs... some diablo. Introduced to Civilization, love sim city and theme park.
casualness level: super hardcore
consoles: PC, SNES, Playstation
18-22- Harvest Moon, Civilization 3 and 4, some poor smash brothers playing in groups
casualness level-Barely hardcore. Schoolwork taking over life..
Consoles: PC, PS2
23-present- era of casual games- favorites- fairy godmother tycoon, chocolitier, diner dash. Love for Harvest Moon, Yoshi DS and Cooking Mama remain strong.
casualness level: Casual. Grad school eating time up, general apathy
consoles: pc, ds, ps2.
People believe college isn't stressful. But we have internships- working for free, work for money[even part time is tough when you have a 15 page paper], the aforementioned 15 page papers, research to be done,etc.

Serious addressing of racial issues here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Diggers react to comparsion of Rev Wright to right wing preachers.
Obama's optimism makes even me feel hopeful that folks will stop treating me like crap. I'm aware that it's not true, and that even rich economic times can not erase the groove of intolerance and bigotry from the minds of others. I know a miracle can not happen. The pain that Obama speaks of- it is still in the hearts of the children of people like Reverend Wright, because the truth is that poor treatment begets anger and rage. One may hope for forgiveness, and some may, but you keep treating people like crap, and you'll never be forgiven...
Joan Kelly has something rather important to say. Listen to her, I'll be off wondering if I'm going to puke or not!*

*because of my stomach, not because of anything she said.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Watching odd asian comedy is much better than working
Why real life isn't like porn.
Transpeople go to college. Fromm digg, my new obsession.
How to lose customers. In this recession, you may have worry you have too many customers giving you money and growing your business, when you really want to lose money. So let asshats harass your customers. That will help. Bonus: Do you want to have shitty employees that don't ever come in and when they do, really suck? Drive away all your hardworking employees of color by making them do more work. The employees of color will quit, and the white employees will slack, creating your perfect workforce.

Saturday, March 15, 2008
Best Kos Diary ever
America has an empathy problem. Our famous sayings are things like 'life isn't fair'[hidden inside this is the message: so it's OK for me to fuck you over] or 'nobody owes you anything'[so the status quo is just fine- if you want something more, you're just a whiner] We love being 'un PC'- i.e. we love to offend random people for no reason whatsoever and then wonder why they are offended. With our celebration of the asshole, it's a wonder that anyone avoids stabbing folks in the fucking ear.

Of course, nobody likes a whiner- which sucks because actually social support helps ward off mental illness. Another issue is that before helping someone, we're always worrying about whether they 'deserve' it. I have to admit this makes me crazy. Would any of us sign on for five years of no entertainment that costs money, and no ice cream ? But we seem to expect poor people not to 'waste money' on frivulous things such as TVs or spend our hardearned money on ice cream. Didn't we get the memo that you're not usually poor for a month and pull yourself out of it by not buying Starbucks? Poverty can drag on for years on end,you know.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Best etsy comment ever:

RuthiesGirlDesigns says:
I don't know your race, muddyhorse, so please take this with the utmost respect: If you are not black, please do not stand and represent yourself to know what the African American population sees the confederate flag as. Many of us see it in many differerent ways. Much respect to you with that comment, seriously.

As part of the "africaan american" population, I do not see that flag as you describe, muddyhorse. I merely see it as a sign ot bigotry, ignorance, and hate.

I don't even think of slavery when I see that flag. All I see is someone who's a bigot, and proud of it.

Matter of fact, you really want to know what I think of when I see that flag? I see a fellow black citizen stripped of his rights, his dignity and his life as he swings from the neck after he's been beaten, humilated and hung from a tree. I see images of folks, even children having picnics and smiling at the "nigger" who's neck is stretched and whose face is in a permanent distortion of fear. I see how meaningless a black person's life is to someone who flies that flag. I see utter lack of respect not only for the black race, but for the one flag of this United States.

And most importantly, I pull my child close to me because I am afraid.

That's what I see.

I don't care if I get on the etsy blacklist, I looove this comment.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

more titty baby talk.
Keith Olbermann[sp?]'s special comment today is so beautiful. Pleaaaaaase youtube it people. Duuude, Pat Buchanan should STFU about who is the icon of feminism?!
Ok, I've been reading Pandagon, because I don't have any energy, and it's like eating popcorn, maybe it's bad for you, but it's so addictive. Anyway, he paid a prostitute to bareback it?! All yay, prostitution people, you're offically on my dead to me list! If the girls on the high end, the pool where the 'happy hookers' are from, are accepting no condoms, well, we can't say that it's all sunshine and rainbows..
Hehehe, more white lady stupid: digg loves it. Waaah, they are attacking me because I'm whiiiite. Dude, lady, people are attacking you because you said stupid shit where millions could hear it.
Lady in feather boa tries to educate, but will tittybabies win?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Some random guy on the comments on this news story informs us a)that all latinos are mexicans b)they only voted for Hilliary because they hate blacks.

Also, a pretty good comment here. Stupid people: they are part of society too.

I watched the news hour, and was PO'ed that Eliot Spritzer has 80,000 to spend on prostitution! Also, I think they need to prosecute johns. Now the workers, they can say , I needed the money, I'm addicted to drugs, but what is the john's excuse? He can use his right hand.

Also on this thread, we'll learn if you don't like prostitution, you hate the poor, and women, and of course, sex. The odd thing is that saying that someone is a prude is supposed to shut them up. I say let's all reclaim being a prude. Yea, I choose what sort of sex I want to engage in. Not the media, not porn, not what random college boys think is the trend in sex today. Me. My sexuality ain't public property, where you get to choose what I should agree with, and I should like. Yea, I don't like two girls, one cup. Whatcha going to do? Choking and face fucking? Now that's right out! Oooh, women are choosing boundaries for themselves, whatcha going to do?
It seems that Littoral Mermaid is posting again.
Some crazy mess.
oooh, now folks are arguing about BDSM in comments I'll repeat my opinion- now it's nice that all your men are on their fours barking like dogs or whatever, but there's a part about BDSM that can go snugly antifeminist if you don't pay attention[the part that is really look at me, I have a dick! submit!! Yes, those people are idiots, but they still are the public face of BDSM] - especially to the sort of people who say that kink is above scrutiny. I mean that gives the sort of people you don't want hitting any one inside the bedroom or not an opening where they can inflict being assholes on everybody. But if you're able to be like NO, I DON'T CARE IF [INSERT CRAZY ASS SHIT] GETS YOU OFF, THAT'S JUST DUMB can scare off some of the less hardcore asshats. I consider BDSMers who are doing it wrong and asshats also a part of the community as well. If you have a good reason why idiots should not be counted, I guess you can tell me.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ok, I admit it, I read Pandagon. And I saw this link., and I thought man, we get to hear this sort of crazy mess on tv, but very few black voices in the mainstream of black america[except for the folks who hate other blacks] are represented.

I would analyze why running a prostitution ring is wrong, but I think I may lay down and cough instead.[note: I misread and thought he ran a ring, but really, don't be a john, people]

I believe that writing stupid questions about counseling is against my religion. Give me an A now.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Saturday, March 08, 2008

brownfemi is investigating people of color being denied tenure. _I'm_ shaking in my blanket because the Papa John guy went to the wrong house and scared me.
I am coughing more and I am worried I have a slight fever. I should have never run around and thrown snowballs.

I've decided I'm obsessed with Magic Farm now. I love the fact that you can level up. I also like that the game is a big excuse for a farming sim. "Save your growing flowers".
Some "omg, get three jobs if your dad is dying of cancer" wank is in this thread.

They are accepting Lester Street donations at Banks of America in Memphis.

*am I overreacting to be irritated?
I looove video games. They are designed so you can win. And you can have effects on the environment!! *loves Yoshi DS* swiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing, boooooounce, flooooooooooooof!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Society Approved Toxic People. On lists of toxic people, we are often are told to avoid whiners like the plague[despite all of psychology noting that social support is vital to mental health- suffering through a situation alone is not condusive to mental health] but there are plenty of people who need to be added to the list:

the advice giver- they always have a simple and wrong answer for everything. They wonder why 78 year olds don't get three jobs to pay for their cancer meds. And they want their advice followed ASAP!

miss picky- Always critical, miss picky is always there to remind you of your shortcomings. Whether you're a millimeter over the line while parking, you have a typo in a personal email or you don't match your socks in the drawer, miss picky will find a way to make you feel like crap about it.

The poz bot- This person has as a requirement of their life that everyone be 'postive' all the time because bad thoughts could cause bad things to happen!! The only negative affect allowed is complaining that other people complain too much.
are you bored? read a homeschooling thread.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I've been painfully debating whether to see a movie or to lay down and stop spreading disease for once[a tongue that seems giant and has white bumps on it? a likely sign of disease!] well, I've decided to instead write a list of people who need to go fuck themselves:

1)smug engineering, computer science,etc majors- Not satisfied with having higher pay, they have a need to look down on everyone else. I hope they all get outsourced.

Geh, I'm too tired to think of more people who need to fuck themselves, but I'm hoping it'll be an ongoing series.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

No, I don't want to feel sexier about myself. I'd rather be granted amazing math skills, or awesome jewelry making skills or something that I could actually use. While we're spinning around on poles, other people are networking and gaining skills.

Prime Africa stupid.

It seems that brilliant women are being denied tenure.
People are organizing about this a lot it seems.

I wish that I could figure out a way to break down the prevailing idea of "if we have schools far away from THEM[usu. a racial or linguistic minority] all will be fine" and replace it with fixing the schools for everyone.
How much time it'd take me to be a 'good person', in time it'd take me to do it, not you, thanks.-

Broken down per week.

work full time- add thirty hours.

Organize my clothes by color- maybe 20 minutes per day- so 140 minutes.

Pair my socks- 10 minutes per day- 70 minutes.

Do laundry- 2 hours per week

Fold clothes and towels- 30 minutes per day- 210 minutes.

Put away clothes- 20 minutes per day- 140 minutes.

Wash the baseboards once a week- 30 minutes.

Sweep and mop the floor every day- 30 minutes per day- 210 minutes

wear makeup- 15 minutes per day- 105 minutes

Organize my shoes- 10 minutes per day- 70 minutes

Organize my books- 15 minutes- 105 minutes

so an extra 50 hours per week. And actually, I got tired of writing down these extra tasks, so it may be more. 20 hours just on housework, with one stupid girl thing added, although I might add up all the minutes that girl things would take up. School isn't included.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Weird Memphians:

The WoW people at the sandwich place:

They went out in public, with headsets and everything, with large battery packs on their laptops. For hours, my group wondered what they were doing. Finally, a curious male checked back "they're playing WoW[world of warcraft]. Uh..yea..

That confederate flag guy:

There may be more than one of this guy, but the common demonantor is the same. Instead of a frontplate with a confederate flag, they go all out and inevitably put a huge ass flag on their truck. It's always a truck. Never a car.

Those Weird Gunshop Guys:

I was once fingerprinted for a job in a gunshop with a sign "UN Watch"

Sunday, March 02, 2008

NPR stuff white people like. I agree with shorts in winter! Don't do it. Unless you're the sort of white person that is a living furnace and thinks that 60 degrees is an amazing heatwave. You're still a weirdo though.

Stuff educated black people like. Maybe they meant 'rich'

Saturday, March 01, 2008

a macro from outcrazyophelia

Hey, a film about black transmen by Nubian, I believe. Sounds good.

Also, a good post about 'un-PC'
Instead of involving our daughters in activities that might get them some exercise or take advantage of their brain plasticity to prepare them for the future- let's have them sit at the beauty shop, learning nothing interesting or fun. I mean, there couldn't be any effect on young girls that their brothers get to do fun stuff like learn to shoot guns or build wooden cars, and they get to uh...paint their nails, and giggle. Yep, sitting in a chair while some underpaid woman does her nails is really expanding the minds of girls. What ever happened to seeing adults dip roses in nitroglycerin and breaking them?!