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Patience is a Virtue?

In Life, Rants, stories, thought, Uncategorized on September 2, 2019 at 1:01 AM

Patience is a Virtue?

Is patience a virtue? This man says no! Seriously, though, for as far back as I can remember, I have been an impatient man. Even now, I want this blog entry to be done, but I can only work as fast my fingers and brain can go… I have never understood people who wait for things, although for some things, one must wait.

Where’s my Spy Camera?

Remember that episode of The Simpsons, wherein Bart orders a spy camera, and for weeks he harasses the mail lady, saying “Where’s my spy camera, where’s my spy camera?” well that’s me. I have never been one to wait for anything, and I mean anything. Hell, I wasn’t supposed to be born until July 4th, but decided June was close enough! That should tell you how impatient I am!

As a kid, my friends had a hard time deciding between telling me what they wanted to and not telling me. That was because if the plans involved going somewhere, then I wanted to go then there, and not wait. Store about to close? Better hurry up then! I didn’t care, and after I got home, give me five minuets, and I’ll be ready to go again. I’m like that now, too. If I want to go somewhere, then I’m going. I don’t have a car, so I walk; it’s faster than waiting for a bus, or someone to pick me up, honestly.

Even in traffic, when I did have a car, I hated waiting. Red lights, traffic in front of me, all of it served one purpose: to annoy the absolute shit out of me, and it succeeded! I can not stand waiting, as I have mentioned, but I can understand that sometimes you have to wait, even if you don’t want to. Sometimes, as my mother would say, it’s a necessary evil…I guess. There are, though. There are times when you need to be patient, and not jump the gun, too.

Jumping the Gun is my Speciality

I guess that by virtue of proxy, not being a patient man goes hand and hand with jumping the gun. However, for me, that isn’t true. Not entirely, anyhow. I seem to have a sixth sense for wanting to stop things before they get to the good parts, admittedly, but I am not one to jump the gun. To me, that is foolish. I believe in waiting until the time is right, which I know sounds like total hypocrisy, but hear me out. I don’t like to wait, but that doesn’t mean I don’t, or won’t wait. That just means that I don’t like it. Technically speaking, I have to wait, no two ways about it. I feel like a kid sometimes, waiting for Christmas, and I don’t exactly know why. I don’t want to say that it’s anxiety, because it isn’t. As I type this, I am waiting on the local supermarket to open, and I hate that; I want to go in, but what I want and leave, and I want to do it now…but I can’t; again, I have to wait. I know that the store is going to be there, and the items I want are going to be there, and if not, then I probably shouldn’t be buying them, anyway.

Can One Learn to be Patient?

I guess that it would be possible to learn to be patient. If you take for instance, the military; they have to be patient sometimes, and wait for the right opportunity to strike. If you’re impatient like me, then that first time is going to be your last time, too! I believe that one can learn to be patient through other means, as well. I read online that you can help to learn patience by setting timers for the stuff you really want, and forcing yourself to wait until that timer goes off before you do what it is you want to do. Now, to be fair, that was talking about study help and how you can use a timer to set a goal and see how far your studies have come at the end of the time, but the same principle applies here, I think.

Some online think that the reason that I am impatient is because I am entitled, and that could not be farther from the truth. Honestly, I am not entitled to anything except what is legally mine, so that isn’t it. I don’t cop an attitude if I don’t get my way, and in fact, I’ll often times give in to what someone wants if it gets me to my endgame quicker. I didn’t have anything handed to me by my parents as child, and they taught me that I need to work for what I want, so I know that it isn’t because of that. I think the reason I am so impatient is because I just want it done and over with, and off of my mind, so that I can be on to the next adventure. That’s how I am choosing to look at it, anyhow.

Being Patient is a Scam

There are those that believe that being patient and waiting is nothing but a scam, and I sort of believe them, honestly. As I like to say, “Time spent waiting is time waisted” and that is because it is. Let’s say I have to take a bus somewhere, but I miss one bus, and the next one isn’t due for an hour. Am I going to spend an hour waiting for that next bus? Nope! I am not going to waste time waiting for a bus, especially not an hour, when I can spend that hour walking, and be an hour closer to my destination. To me, that is just sensible. Plus, I can stop at a bus stop farther down the path if I want to, and wait for it there. Since I’ve been walking an hour, I might not have to wait that long for another bus!

One side of the coin, you have those that believe that “the early bird gets the worm”, and they think that the best strategy is to go now, or as early as possible, get your business handled, and get it over with. That’s where I fall. However, on the other side of that coin, we have those who believe “all good things come to those who wait”, and they don’t mind waiting for something. They are strange pod people, too.

I will admit, however that I am learning to be more patient, if not for anything else, but because I have to. Like Darwin said, “those who do not adapt, are sure to die off”. I know that certain things are out of my control, as much as that pains me to admit, and sometimes, I have no other option, but to wait. I think that finding another option while I wait to fulfil the other is the best strategy for me, personally. Like now, for instance; I’m writing this because I have to wait for the store to open, so I decided to write down my thoughts on waiting. I use my phone while my laptop charges, and vice versa, because it makes the wait of not being able to use the item more bearable. That’s if I don’t use the item as it charges, that is.

 

Well, those are my thoughts on being impatient. Let me know yours down below, too. I would love to know what you guys use to exercise, and/or learn patience; I’ll try anything once!

Health and safety have gone too far

In Rants on February 14, 2014 at 2:50 AM

Today, I gave an interview to my local news station. It was on the topic of WARNING LABELS ON SODA! As I said in the interview, health and safety have gone too far.

We know that sodas aren’t healthy. We know sugar is bad if consumed in mass quanities, we don’t need the nanny state that our government has become to tell us that. It won’t matter what warnings are on the products, simply because most Americans don’t care. We have warning labels on everything, and we still use them. Cigarettes have a warning label, and we still smoke them. Besides, it should be the job of the parents to teach their kids about.

If they label soda because of the sugar content, then they should label the bags of sugar that we buy in the store. Why? Because apparently sugar is bad, mmmkay? Just limiting the warning to soda is one sided. Canned iced teas like Arizona, drinks that you get from Starbucks, the coffee you put in your pot at home, all contain sugar.

Of course, the nanny state won’t admit it, but they are making us all into wimps. I remember as.a kid, mama and daddy where our warning labels. Nowadays, you skin your knees and the.government is there to slap a warning label on you. What’s next? Are they going to warn you that walking can result in chronic knee pain? Or that running can result in tripping and that eating can cause you to choke? It’s fucking ridiculous! People are becoming mindless blobs because the government has to tell them that everything is bad for you!

Think for yourself, people!

In defense of legalised pot…sorta

In Rants on January 21, 2014 at 1:30 AM

As I sit here reading posts from various social media sites about pot, I got to thinking, do these people know that the plant can be used for more than smoking and getting high?

As a person who loves science, I had to investigate this matter. My findings turned up that hemp, the plant that you get the weed from, can be made into a wide variety of things. Things like clothing, paper, and, according to one source, insulation for your home. Hell, just ask Woody Harrison!

I, personally dont smoke it, but wouldn’t mind if it where used in things other than smoking. Maybe it’s the hippie enviromental wackjob in me (been living in California too long) but if we can find a way to save the trees that the unwashed masses are complaining about losing, then shouldn’t we be looking into it? Of course we wouldn’t be smoking it because it would be used in clothing…right?

As I have posted before, if you are inclined to smoke it, for whatever reason, then we should separate them from the rest of the population, as my aunt, and many others are deathly allergic to the smoke and particles that attach to clothing after smoking it. I know it sounds a bit wrong for a man who has a Confederate flag tattooed on his shoulder to talk about segregation, but still. Hell we would inject a ton if money into the economy because when your high, call up any fast food burger joint and they would deliver to you so we can get the stoners off the road. Not to mention that it would be safer because they wouldn’t be driving commercial buildings like forklifts and buses.

Sure, the taxes from legal hemp would be nice, as I’m sure the logging companies could send a few workers out to harvest it. Im not calling for an end to logging, as we would still need wood, but at the same we could find another use fir the abandoned fields that pepper the cityscape, right?

So, see, not everything about pot is negative

This going to anger you…

In Rants on June 15, 2013 at 8:01 PM

This blog will be why religion is bullshit; if you are a deeply religious person, then read something else…you have been warned.

I grew up in a family that was deeply Southern. What I mean by that is God, family, fun. In that order. All my life I’ve heard “Trust God to provide for you”, and I did…for a while. See, my father used to believe in God, but as he grew up, he started reading the works of Carl Sagan and that made sense to him, as it did me. My mother still goes twice every Sunday and reads her Bible and lives her life by it. I tried going once, and in an effort to convert me, her pastor said “Read the Bible. It’s the best book ever written.” So I did…

Here is a small list of the problems that I have:
1 if God created the sun on the forth day, how had four days passed? It would’ve been one really long night.
2 If God created ONLY Adam and Eve, who birthed Caine and Abel, who fucked their mother to get a wife? And who committed incest to get a child? See, I’m not even out of Genesis before I’m puzzled!
3 if Noah had made a boat big enough to carry two of every animal, how did he keep the predator animals from eating their prey? How did a snake not eat a mouse? How did a hawk, who is EXTREMELY territorial not kill another hawk to keep his claim?
4 Who wrote the Bible, and how do we know any of its true? Now, they have found evidence of places mentioned in the Bible, but it does not make it true, it just means that someone found something mentioned in the Bible. The Arabs have a similar story about the “great flood” also.
5 Did God send his only son here to die, or did he die because he was sent here? If you truly are the Son of God, why would you just let someone crucify you? Not to mention that the Romans had a guy who do what Jesus did…
6 The King James VERSION of the Bible. Who the hell gave King James the authority to change and thus make billions of people believe the “word of God”? My favourite argument is “Its not in the Bible, but it’s true”. OK, its not in the Bible, but Elvis is God, right?
7 It says in the Bible “Men with long hair and beards should be ashamed” So, what your telling me is that because Jesus has (or at least is depicted as having) long hair and a beard, that he should be ashamed? Seriously, dude? It also says that you can sell your daughter into slavery, and that Jesus paled around with a whore, which is sinful, so I guess that makes Jesus a sinner? If I die and go to hell, I’ll see Jesus there because he was friends with a whore? Seriously…

The Bible contradicts itself with almost every passage. If God created us, who created God? And don’t give me that shit about “he’s always been there.” We both know your bullshitting because you don’t know! Not to mention that science has proven we have been here for billions of years, not just thousands…
My favourite thing to ask any religious folk is “what was God doing between the time the dinosaurs died and man walked upright?” No matter what religion you are when I ask, I never get a straight answer. Was he (or she) sitting on his cloud fiddling with his (or her) thumbs for sixty odd million years? That’s a mighty long break! Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the Christian holiday of Christmas originated with the Norse (Vikings). They burned Thor’s favourite log in celebration of him and brought in an evergreen tree to simbolize the oncomming spring. Decorations came from Germany many years later.

Homosexuals are sinful, says the Bible…Well, the word ‘homosexual’ didn’t even exist when the Bible was written, and everyone just fucked whatever or whomever they could when they got urge! The Greeks, Turks, Norse, Romans, French; all of them! They all fucked men when they got the urge to, but the Christians had to go spread the word that God didn’t like it. They also changed “God’s word” to more suit the pagans whom they could not convert. The Norse used a T shape to symbolize Thor’s hammer, as he was the God of protection, but the Christians believed that Jesus (who is also the father, son and holy spirit, apparently…) was the only God needed….

OK, I’m going to end it here, but please, go on living your life, and praying or not praying, or whatever you do. As always if you have any comments to add, or just want to yell at me fir shitting on your beliefs, then feel free to do so in the comments. Thank you

Movies aren’t entertaining

In Movies, Rants on February 16, 2013 at 4:16 AM

As I sit her penning this entry, I cannot help but wonder if Hollywood gas run out of original ideas. This is not a new trend, as Hollywood has always taken one media and made it into a movie. The greatest movie, Casablanca, was a stage play that got ok reviews, and the producers bought the Riggs to make a movie from it.

The major complaint that I have is this: Hollywood is relaunching old franchises and trying to make new ones. Brandon Routh was supposed to be the new Superman, but after Superman Returns failed, he was never seen again. This year, the folks over at DC Comics are trying it again…….and from what I have read, I will not be anticipating this movie. Another failed venture was Friday the 13th. The Jason Vorhees Slasher piece was great in the 80’s but bombed when they took that kid from Supernatural (who no one bought as a teen) and pairs him with Willa Ford and threw them into Camp Crystal Lake. If they had bothered to watch the original, they would’ve known that Jason’s mother was the original killer, and we didn’t see Jason until the end of he first movie. Not to mention that he didn’t get his trademarked hockey goaltender’s mask until the third movie …..

Hollywood also tried to take television shows and tried (and failed) to make them into movies, none of which had any connection to the original source material. The Dukes of Hazzard is one that springs to mind. In the original, Bo and Luke where on probation for running shine (illegal grain alcohol) and Uncle Jessie somehow got the feds to take that probation in exchange for not arresting the family. In the movie, Bert Reynolds played Boss Hogg. Already a disaster of a casting idea. Bert is well over six feet tall, whereas Sorrell Brooke was maybe five and a half feet tall. The idiot who played Roscoe was a bastard who I’m sure was a racist; the original Roscoe P. Coltrane was a bumbling idiot, but was a fun guy. Not to mention Catherine Bach was the fantastic Daisy Duke, and casting Jessica Simpson because he had double D cup titties was horrible…she cannot act, nor sing.
The Honeymooners, Josie and the Pussycats, Scooby-Doo, Get Smart, 21 Jumpsrreet, The Munsters, Starship Troopers, all where horrible films; all bombed at the box office. Its as if Hollywood decided to watch TV and make movies from a thirty second clip.

Remakes, or “reboots” as Hollywood called them are worse. Anyone remember the Johnny Depp abortion “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”? Didn’t think so. The Tom Cruise War of the Worlds was horrid; no explaination for how the martions got on Earth, no real character development. It’s as if they said “Tom Cruise and aliens. Orsen Wells is dead, lets do it!”. Pass.

Even their original ideas are piss-poor. Take for instance Independance Day staring Will Smith. My father and I watched it just to make fun of how bad it is. My father had the right thought when he said “Who the fuck is the idiot who thought that Will Smith and aliens where a good match?” Will should’ve stayed with his Auntie and uncle in Bell-Air…

Hollywood us back to making comics into movies. They started with the Batman serials in the 40’s and it looked to be halted until DC made Superman I. The first Superman was fantastic, as was the second one. That is when they should’ve stopped, but they made three and four…..Richard Pryor and Christopher Reeves was not a good casting. Both where fantastic actors in their seperate fields, but putting them together? No. Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr. was a great film, but do to the producer’s decision to cut Terrence Howard from the film made me decide not to watch it. The great Batman franchise almost died when they made Batman Forever and decided to make Batman and Robin… Nipples on the Batsuit, anyone? Luckily for us, Christopher Nolan came around and made the franchise work. Not bad for a remake… Spiderman was a great film. Spiderman one, that is. Two was OK, whereas three killed the franchise so quickly, that it cursed the Broadway play named after it! They are “Rebooting” the series with another guy soon….. Daredevil and Elektra where both flops, no matter how good Jennifer Garner looked in leather … The first attempt at the Hulk, the one directed by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon director Ang Lee was so bad that Mr. Lee is no longer making American films, and I can only guess that he is hiding in the Orient somewhere hoping people forgot him. The Fantastic Four was bad, despite having Jessica Alba as Sue Storm and Julian McMahon as Dr. Doom. Michael Chickless as The Thing was not very good, either. His acting wasn’t bad, just his suit looked faked! Marvel and Hollywood tried in the 70’s to make The Fantastic Four and Captain America, but thankfully neither saw the light of day!

Hopefully some day, Hollywood can make a new, ORIGINAL film that will hold the audience’s attention…but my crystal ball does not hold that answer

Random Thoughts: November 18, 2012

In annoyances, Rants, raves on November 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM

This blog post will be another in the series of random thoughts and annoyances that I have.

It annoys me when people dye their hair an outlandish colour. We all know that you do it for attention.

Another annoying this is people who would rather text as they’re walking. I keep my phone stashed in a pocket while I’m moving, as not to get into an accident….

People who have no reason to be down on the police, yet still are, just because it’s something to do. The police have a hard enough job as it is, shouldn’t we try to make it eeasier on them? Besides, if you did nothing wrong, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

One more annoyancee is the people who drive and talk on the cell phone simultaniously. Unless it’s an emergency, hang up the damn the phone! You are driving a dangerous weapon, pay attention…

People who have nothing better to do but complain. Get a hobby, there are literally billions of hobbies out there; pick one!

Neighbours annoy me. If I could live in a place where I know my neighbours, but didn’t have to talk to them, or see them, it would be great!

Nosy people also annoy me. Is knowing what everyone is doing really enriching your life? Because it does nothing for mine!

People who read a book after the movie comes out and act superior to everyone else annoys the beejesus outta me! You didn’t even know the story was in written word until AFTER the screen version, so don’t pretend like your better than me!

Thanks for reading my rants! If you want more, drop me a comment

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