I signed it and was #182523. Supposedly if this reaches 1 million signatures, Uwe Boll will stop making movies. If you don’t know who he is. Check out his imdb profile. I personally don’t think his movies are complete crap, but I do agree that he usually has almost no understanding of the games he tries to turn into movies. Postal looks pretty damn funny, but I don’t know if it’ll be another let-down or not.
So, I’m Levi and I’m gonna be writing for the site now! Lets get this shit underway.
Usually I’m pretty opinionated about my music ask anyone of my friends. I just know what I’m talking about when it comes to bands (trust me) but bands like Linkin Park piss me off and heres why…Now me just saying all their songs sound the same wouldn’t really be a great arguement it would sound like an opinion but heres a fact: it’s not and heres my proof. http://www.hometracked.com/2007/05/29/all-linkin-park-songs-look-the-same/ now take a look at that read it all up and soak it all in.
Enought about those guys. On a lighter note I have succeded in finding myself a wife. I have to get a ticket to France and find this girl. I’ll do it eventually.
She’s the one standing in the yellow, not the one with crazy hair on the piano.
I don’t really like tv. Its not that there isn’t some good shows to watch, its just that the internet has all that shit and manages to fit my irregular lifestyle. Some of the best treasures of the tube is the Daily Show/Colbert hour, which has just returned from the writers strike. And of course, Colbert takes his satirical conservative stance against it, but Stewart seems to have a not completely liberal response (unlike Obama). He actualy sorta disapproves with both sides not geting together to solve this internet distribution problem instead of acting like a bunch of 13 year old fagots. I can only imagion the stupid blather the duo (Stewart and Colbert) got from the picketers for crossing the line.
I also witnessed the new episode of Avatar (Se: 3, Ep: 13). It was a good episode but I have one concern. Zuko had always been a sort of anti hero for me, and now with him becoming good I’m sort of worried that his character will fall apart. I hope that when the upcoming face off with the firelord happens, the writers will show the deeper and more interesting sides to all the characters. Some of the best moments was when Katara learned bloodbending or when Sokka lost his cool talking to Azula. Its moments like this that define characters and there roles in the story. But I have faith that the writers will develope zuko into an interesting character, just not as evil.
These two gems of the television overlords are the only ones I frequently watch. Oh but ye ponders, “Hay dood, hows I deshackle myself from teh tube and ascend to media greatness.” Well my silly lifeforms of the depths, the answer lies in the internet (the greater of the tubes if you will). There are plenty of uprising vidcasts and online tv shows that feature wondrous content. In fact, [Adult Swim] features many of there weekly lineup on-the-line. Every thing from the cybornetic poultry to the morbid stationary. From time to time the internet births its own children, which grow up and and make its networked father proud. This bastard child i speak of is Martin Sargent. His freakish yet wondrous shows can be found at revision 3, a website that features an assortment of sweet ass shows. The small creepy guy in the corner with one hand in a region unknown to many of his onlookers asks, “But wat of ye shows for us who feature an appalling sort of humor”. Well Nobody Likes Onions is the very thing for you sir. Hosted by the very much loved and hated Patrick Melton, Johnny B, and Chef. This one is not how ever to be viewed by normal easily offended people. Lets just say they were the second to have a joke with 9/11 in it, the first being anon.
Here are some links to awesomeness, and remember to support your internet media.
I’m probably a little bit late in writing this, but today a lot of internet radio stations shutdownfor the day to bring awareness to the new rates the RIAA are trying to force on them.
So today is a day of silence for 100s of thousands of internet radio stations including Live365, Pandora, AOL, and Yahoo Launchcast. Some stations are airing conferences and debates about these issues instead of going completely silent.
I don’t remember the exact numbers, but basically the RIAA want internet radio stations to pay royalties per track played per person. So if there’s 100 people listening for an hour to about a total of 20 songs; that counts as 2000 songs the RIAA thinks we owe them.
Satellite and normal radio stations don’t have to pay fees like this. At least not this extreme. Some big execs are just afraid of the internet. They think people will/are recording internet radio streams and saving them to their harddrive. I’m sure there are a lot of people who do this; most don’t. What’s going to happen is that more and more people start illegally downloading music because they can’t listen to it free through their favorite internet radio station anymore.
Most small [and law abiding] internet radio stations will simply shut completely down when this comes to pass. There’s no way they’ll make enough revenue to cover the new royalty rates. It’s estimated that royalty fees eat up about 26% of the income of major internet radio stations like yahoo and aol while with the new rates that will jump up to at least 52%.
Free internet radio stations have no chance of surviving unless they implement a lot more advertising or switch to a paysite altogether.
The sh17radio’s been down for a while anyway, but hopefully I’ll find a server somewhere out of the country that can broadcast it without breaking laws.
If you want to help out [which you do. or else you’re a dirty bastard] head over to the Save Net Radio Coalition and get the number for your local representatives and “persuade” them to adopt the Internet Radio Equality Act bill.
Gas prices are at a new record high and there’s a bunch of chain-letters going around email, myspace, text messages and whatever else kinda like this one:
DO NOT PUMP GAS ON MAY 15TH…
On May 15th all myspace members are to not go to the gas station in protest high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places. There are 72,110,073 members currently on the network, and the average car takes about 20 to 30 dollars to fill up. If all myspace members did not go to the pump on the 15th it would take $2,163,302,190.00 out of the oil companys pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the oil industry for at least one day.
If you agree (which I cant see why you wouldn’t) repost this bulletin repost it with “Don’t pump gas on May 15th, 2007”
Everyone has a nice idea and it’s great they want to lower gas prices and reduce fuel consumption, but this isn’t going to work. The government and whoever we get gas from isn’t going to care if we don’t buy gas today. Everyone probably already filled their tanks up yesterday, or will tomorrow. All it did was shift the day a few people buy gas.
THE ONLY WAY TO AFFECT THE PRICE OF GASOLINE IS TO CREATE A LONG-TERM DECREASE IN DEMAND.
If you want more proof, go read this page. There was no nationwide gas-out in 1997 and when there actually was one (in 1999) it did nothing to lower the prices.
4. Whether the total impact was a half-billion, 3 billion, or 10 billion dollars, the sales missed due to a one-day consumer boycott wouldn’t hurt the oil companies one bit. Think about it. Every single American who doesn’t buy gas on Tuesday is still going to have to fill up their tank on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, making up for Tuesday’s losses. Sales for the whole week would be normal, or very close to it.
I won’t buy gas today, but that’s only because I don’t need to. Gas is overrated anyway.
And if you live on the west-coast, I’d recommend buying a bike.
Have a video!
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So, i have story i just MUST share with you all. Over the past month i have had six people come up to me and say, “Greg, my computers broke…..fix it”. I say, “whats wrong”, they reply “idk man! it wont turn on.” Now as you all know, you ask them questions..the same questions you ask everyone else. And they say they don’t know. You boot up the computer. And WHABAM! It wont boot up. I sure diden’t see that coming. So anyway, all these people being the idiots they are, were to stupid to realize the value of safemode. So, i tell them ” Well, you have a problem, ill just boot in into safemode and see what i can do.” ” Whats safemode?!”……..* pain….anger….distress..”……-.-….*sigh* ANYWAY! So, I boot into safemode, go to system restore, restore the system, and be on my way.
Now you probly wondering why i said all this. Well four of the six people….WERE THE SAME PERSON! He dident realize…or understand…after FOUR times how to do system restore.
The moral of the story….People are idiots….don’t let them know your smart.