Saturday, April 28, 2018

Fun with Twitter

Amazon wrote me about some headphones I ordered, but they attached the wrong photo. I made a joke about it on Twitter and they reached out to me. In the end they seemed much more concerned about my customer experience than my physical wellbeing.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Calm Down, Roberts

I already posted about this LA Times article on Twitter and Instagram, but I'ma rant about it here too as it really rankles my cankles™.

I've been listening to rap for a long time. Maybe not ever since honeys was wearin' Sassoon, but at least since Cube messed around and got a triple double. My point is that I am familiar with the genre. I've also read a buttload of classic literature. I'm not sure how many books, since I was too busy reading to learn math. Let's just say I've read somewhere between 1 and 5,000,000,000 books.

I have read a couple of Faulkner's novels and they were amazing. I have listened to a few of Kendrick Lamar's songs and they were okay. What in the actual frick is this Rand Rob dude talking about? There are so many African-American artists he could have compared to Faulkner, but Randy Robby chose the "Halle Berry, hallelujah. Holla back, I'll do ya" guy? WTF?


I have included two quotes below, one from Faulkner and one from Lamar. See if you can tell which one is which!

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world . . . would do this, it would change the earth.”

"She eyeing me like a n*gga don't exist. Girl, I know you want this dick!"

Monday, April 09, 2018

Extreme back scratching

I've said it before and I've said it again, and I'll say it again . . . again: Australians are badass.

Man gets stabbed in pub fight then orders pint with knife stuck in his back
Metro News - April 2, 2018

A man who was involved in a pub fight didn’t let the knife sticking out of his back get in the way.

He went to order another pint from the bar before going to hospital.

The 27-year-old got into a scrap at Beerwah Hotel on Australia’s Sunshine Coast with another man, 20.

They were kicked out of the bar where the fight continued with the 27-year-old being stabbed.

Despite the knife still being lodged in his back he returned to the bar and ordered another beer.

Once he’d finished he went to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, according to the Sunshine Coast Daily.

A Queensland police spokesman said that there had been a ‘substantial’ amount of alcohol involved and that the two men knew one another.

The victim does not want to press charges.

Monday, April 02, 2018

It's that time of the year

The Ultimate Women’s Expo is back.

Aside from the problematic idea of a "women's" expo that consists primarily of cooking, makeovers and beauty treatments, this thing seems like something Stefon would describe in one of his waking nightmares.

“This expo's got everything: group tastings, monochromatic pop up shops, a middle-aged A.C. Slater. . . .”