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How I banged your mom until she died…

In TV Shows on March 31, 2014 at 11:53 PM

WARNING THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’S SERIES FINALE! IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT, DO NOT READ  THIS!

Ok, I loved How I Met Your Mother when I first saw it, and even in the last groaning years, I was there; I toughed it out. But tonight’s finale was shit! I was most upset at the fact that they spent the entire season building up to the wedding of Barney and Robin, only to undo it before the fist half was done. What the fuck? Not to mention that they sorta used the Mother, now known as Tracy, as a sort of placeholder because they had to. They skipped to the big moments in their life, that, thanks to Robin’s job, she missed. She missed the birth of Barney’s child (to an unknown woman, by the way) She missed Marshal becoming a judge; missed the funeral (as we all did, by the way) of the mother.
I was ok with the mother dying, as I figured that it would happen since we all saw the Visuvius episode wherein Tracy said “No mother would voluntriairly miss her daughter’s wedding”; I figured that they would kill her off, but would have liked to see some more of her, and not just in snippets. They shot the ending in season 1 because the kids would have grown up by then, something else I am ok with. What I’m not ok with is that the ended it with Robin and Ted getting together…again…
 
OK, If they had just ended it with “Kids, that is how I met your mother” and not “This entire story has been about you loving Robin” and him asking permission to date her, it would have been ok. If they had said who Barney got knocked up and not name her “Number 31”, that would have been ok, too. No, they pissed on the fans who had been there for the entire run. We sat through Duck Tie, the Slap Bet, Stella,Victoria, James Van Der Beek, John Lithgow as Barney’s dad (When I saw him, I had just finished his run in Dexter and was expecting him to hide his secret) We sat through Barney not knowing that his mother was behind everything he did as child; we didn’t question his brother being Wayne Brady; we didn’t question why Lily never got any comeuppance for anything she did, nor did we question who was the third child to be born of Lilypad and Marshmallow… We waited patiently as we found out who was the mother…

That’s another thing. They introduced the mother late because CBS ordered one more season that what was planned, and she became as much a part of us as Ted, Barney and the rest. If they had waited until the very end, or at least the wedding to introduce the mother, and not give her time to find her way into our hearts, it would have been fine. Then we get to the ending montage.
The mother gets sick and THERE WAS NOTHING ABOUT HER FUNERAL NOR WHAT SHE CONTRACTED (though people have tossed about the idea of her getting cancer, which sorta makes sense) They skipped to the worst ending in tv history, and yes, I’m including Dexter and Lost in here. They knew that the ending was coming from day one, and had no plans to turn from the iceberg that we saw coming. they knew that Robin and Ted would get together from day one, scene one, take one, page one, line one, word one! FUCK YOU!

Why couldn’t they make Barney and Robin happy together? They instead made Robin happy by giving her the out she wanted; if you remember correctly, she said she never wanted to get married, and the entire season was just a build up to it. We sat through Marshal in a car for half a season and we get rewarded with this? What bullshit! It would have been fine if they said, okk, look, people are going to be pissed off if we give them the entire Robin and Ted shit all over again. But, no, it was, as I said earlier a long, drawn out, love story about how Ted NEVER GOT OVER ROBIN! Am I to believe that she was sad, alone and destitute until she magically saw Ted at her window? If he never stopped pining over her, then am I to believe that the marriage between Ted and Tracy was a sham because he wished he was with Robin? It’s completely wrong that they did this to us. We got tired of the “Will they, wont they?” aspect of it around the season featuring Duck Tie. We thought he was finally over her when he “Let go” of her on the beach, but no. It was a massive FUCK YOU GUYS to the fans.

I would not be complaining if they had decided that, instead of having Marshal in the car for half a season and the mother meeting all the cast before the wedding, had her in a few episodes towards the end. (Her funeral, for instance…) As I said earlier, the episode entitled “Visuvius” did kinda planthe way for the ending, but none of us wanted it. We wanted to know that the mother was around for a long time, or at least until the ending and then wonder if she died, not a two second clip in a montage that ended with Ted and Robin getting together…again… I get that some relationships take forever to get going on the right track, and that people die, and the world keeps on spinning. My complaint is that they undid all the character development that happened over three years!

We saw Barney grow into a gentleman that we can respect – undid in the fist half of the episode. Robin looked like she had come round and felt that, maybe, just maybe she could settle down and have a good life. The development of Ted finally being happy with someone (NOT ROBIN) was undone with the final scene and that damn French horn! I get that he waited for years after his wife died, but to date Robin again? NO! It was nice that Marshal finally got his wish of being a judge and that he was going to run for State Supreme Court, even if we have no idea what the fuck happened in Rome, aside from the birth of Daisy.

However, it was not a complete shock, the ending. We saw Robin seeing Ted in the  old, played out Halloween costume and Robin saying “…the man I should have ended up with…” before leaving. I saw the ending coming a mile away, and wanted to throw my phone at the television, but I can’t afford a new phone right now, so I smoked instead.

I get that a few people liked the ending with the love story finally coming to an end and Robin and Ted ending up together. When I predicted the ending in the story “Duck Tie” I knew that it would be bad; not just for me, but for the series as a whole, especially if they continued with it. They did, and now, if I’m honest, I doubt much that I will watch the reruns anytime soon, as the memory is still tainted with the abortion that is the finale. If you where happy that Ted and Robin got back together, ok, fine. If not, come round my house and lets share a beer as comiserate.

I will not be watching the spin-off “How I Met Your Dad’ because of this, no matter what questions they answer about what happened in the final episode. CBS and Bays and Thomas have fucked me over for the last time!    

We are not alone, are we?

In UFOS on March 20, 2014 at 6:51 AM

The universe; vast infinite, ever expanding. Over the years, I hae come t believe many things, one of which being that we humans aren’t alone in the universe.

It is pretty egocentric to think that we are alone, that we are THE sole beings of any inellegence in the universe. With science finding new evidence and new planets that could possibly hold life floating around the black matter…you’d have to be crazy to think otherwise.

Sure, maybe we are alone, maybe we aren’t. I believe, as I stated above, that we are not the sole intellegent beings in this universe; we’e proven long ago  that we are the only life in ouur solar system, but maybe the other beings live on the other end of the infinite universe and have yet to make it here, just as we have only discovered and probed roughly .00000000000001 percent of it. Maybe the events of Star Wars are real, and are, and have happened. Just because we haven’t seen them does not mean that they do not exist.

Do I believe that aliens life forms have visited us in the past? Yes, and no. Yes, because we have cave paintings, drawings, carvings, all depicting something similar to our modern flying machines such as ships, aeroplanes, and even the TARDIS has appeared in one. No, I don’t believe that the aliens are little gray or green men that have large heads and spindly arms and legs. If aliens ever visited us, landed on the lawn of the White House, they wouldn’t look like us. Not unless their evolution has taken the same turns that ours has in our fourteen plus billion years.

I recently watched a documentary that theorised that the aliens we have depicted as the aforementioned “Grays” are, in fact, time travelers. They came to this conclusion after thinking that as technology has advanced, our brins have gotten bigger, as they have grown now since the caveman times; our arms have gotten shorter, as have our legs, and we have stopped reproducing, so every time someone is abducted, it is because we (they) need the DNA to repopulate the species some million or so years in the future. It sounds plausible, if not a tad farfetched. That same documentary also theorised that the ancient Mayans could, in fact, bee visitors from another planet, simply because their temples look like a sort of launch pad for a spacecraft, one of their gods is depicted riding something similar to our modern day spaceships. It make sense if you also factor in that we don’t have any real answers to the question of what happened to them. The fact that we don’t have any ancient Mayan burial grounds, nor mummies or even any grave, or bodies of the time; it all suggests that they where an alien race that, after seeing whatever mission through, simply left the planet. This, coupled with the fact that a lot of people, some credible scientists, some not so credible people have seen some manor of UFO all makes me believe that we are not alone.

Before you say it, let me beat you to the punch. I do not believe that the government has any alien technology hiding in the hangars of Area 51, or any underground sites. I do believe that, if the aliens ever came to Earth, be it at Roswell, or the Ozarks, or Spain or France, the governments of the world aren’t going to say “Look, we found some shit in the sky” nor do I believe that they would ever make any findings public. Have documents leaked to the public? I believe so, wither or not they are real, I simply do not know. No, I do not believe that the people who claim to have been abducted and probed are telling a full truth, simply because no one called them the “Little Gray Men” until after Stephen Speilberg made “Close Encounters of the Third Kind’. After that movie came out, every person who has ever seen them have described as such. I believe that, if they ever did come to the planet, they will not look like us.  They may be tall like us, or even fat, but I sincerely doubt that they would have two eyes, a mouth and be humanoid in apparence. Who knows what, if anything, the ancient Martians – the inhabitants of Mars – may have looked like. For that matter, does the Andromeda Galaxy have life? Does that life have crime, religion, or intolerance like we do? The simple answer is, I don’t know.

If you remember, or even read back that far, I have seen some sort of UFO, but I did not describe it as a saucer-like object. I used the literal definition of Unidentified Flying Object, simply because I had then, and still don’t know what it was. I do, however believe it to be some kind of either a military or other government satelite; I lied in Southern Utah, close to Vegas, so who knows, maybe it was an actual UFO.

I know that we aren’t alone in this universe, and I hope that somewhere, at sometime in my lifetime, I hope to actually meet an alien life form. Who knows, they may have two hearts and be Sintarian or even, we may even discover that Gallifrey actually exists somewhere in the crazy black matter of the universe. It is crazy, if not egocentric to think that we are the sole forms of life in the universe, as I stated above. I lie to think (and until I’m proven wrong, beyond any shadow of a doubt) that the other life  forms have discovered a cure for cancer, and AIDS, but they haven’t been discovered yet. Maybe, since there could be, maybe there is another guy, supposing that they have definite genders, of course, there could be a guy over in that galaxy who is blogging right now about life on the other side of his galaxy. Maybe they have reached the technological point where they have the capabilities to have long distance interstellar travels like that depicted in the episodes of the various Star Treks. Just because we haven’t reached the point where we can stay in space for much more than a few years doesn’t mean that they haven’t. Maybe they have invented a Tricoder that can analyze and cure dieseases; maybe they have perfected artificial gravity, so that their ships can travel in space, yet everyone stays firmly on the deck. Maybe they are looking for us, or at us, and that is what all the UFOs are that we see in the sky above us. Who knows? Do you, dear reader know for a fact that I am wrong?

Maybe the gray coloured skin that they are supposed to have been depicted with is just a space suit, in the same fashion that we have ours. Maybe they can’t handle the pollutants in the atmosphere, as that is why they haven’t landed and said ‘Hello, Earthling’. Maybe they can’t support themselves in our atmosphere they way we can’t support ourselves on  Mars. It’s all just a big theory, but until I’m proven wrong, it is mine. Maybe they have landed and they have perfected a Chameleon Circuit and their vestle is hidden amongst right now. Maybe, just maybe, we are alone.

If you are like the mindset of several of my friends, then you believe that if aliens are so advanced, they why haven’t they made contact with us? Well, as I stated before, maybe their technology has not advanced to the point where they can contact us, or maybe they have, and they decided that, no, there is nothing worth gleaming from this blue sphere orbiting this massive star, or whatever they call it in their language. I simply do not know, and try to absorb every bit of knowledge that I can on the subject.

For a short time, I did believe that Orsen Wells’ “War of the Worlds” was real, but i was young, and my late father assured me that no, it was all imagination, and that after reading about it, I found out that it was just a nice radio play.

Whatever you believe, comment in the section below and share them. If you believe, or even if you don’t I want to hear from you

Are E-cigs worth it?

In smoking on March 1, 2014 at 10:12 PM

As a recently new smoker, I wanted to try an E-cigarette. I had just gotten paid, so I knew that I would have the money. I popped over to the local Shell station, bantered with the sales clerk (although, looking back on it, it may have been the store manager) and decided on the Blu E-cig in natural tobacco flavour.
No one told me that I had to read the instructions that came on the side, but I did. I kept it in the protective rubber cap, when not using it. As the day wore on, I decided to smoke it inside my room, something that was previously unacceptible as my aunt has COPD. She didn’t complain about it, yet she liked it.
I on the other hand, did not like it. When I started, it tasted like an old cup of Starbucks that you found when you cleaned out your desk. Sure, it was pretty good when you didn’t feel like coming outside at two am, but the vapor and smoke burned my throat as I smoked it. I must admit that the cost of it, at least at the gas station, cost more than a single pack of Marlboros, so this model is not cheaper than a pack of cigarettes.
I read an article in Bloomberg Businessweek that said the starter back offered by Blu would run comparible to 20-40 packs of cigarettes, yet if you add up the cost of the refill fluid, it gets quite expensive. I normally roll my own cigarettes, and buy a pack of Luckies once a week as a treat to myself for working hard all week; that pack of Luckies runs about 70 bucks for a carton, and you can’t have them shipped out, where you can with the Blu stuff, so advantage them.
Since the first one died out with nowhere near the 400 puffs the package estimated, I have not bought another e-cigarette, no am I planning on it. I did however, like that glowing blue light at the end when I smoked in the dark. However, my personal opinion s that, no, they are not worth the money, no should you use them if you want to quit or even start smoking.  

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