Rules to Internet dating? True, but #1 rule to life? DON’T CHEAT!


New York representative Christopher Lee’s adventures in online dating led to scandalous headlines across the country and his resignation from Congress.

via How Not To End Up Like Congressman Chris Lee (Or: A Guide for Private Online Dating) – Kashmir Hill – The Not-So Private Parts – Forbes.

Remember this schmuck? The article has some valid points about internet dating. If you are doing that they are good rules to follow. But here is a thought. Just don’t cheat. I mean it is a simple thing. If you are married or in a relationship don’t cheat and you won’t get caught. I can’t be the only one who thinks this am I?

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Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com


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Just as you were starting to feel virtuous for having switched from sugary sodas to low- or no-calorie substitutes, a new study comes along suggesting that diet sodas might be bad for your head and your heart.

via Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com.

Ah yes, in our modern society you can find a study to pretty much back up whatever you want. It’s pretty convenient. Want more salt? Less salt? An excuse to drink wine every day? Or maybe you want to quote a study at someone to make them feel about drinking wine every day. Well just Google it. Someone has done a study to support it. No matter if you are grounded in common sense or completely off your rocker.

This study was a good example. All the people were of “advanced” age. All at risk already for heart attack and other risks. Another big issue is that it was not peer-reviewed. For any study to be considered true and reliable that is must. But when people want to ignore it they do so that no one tells them how wrong they are. Third is what else did they do? It only tracked the soda. Did they say well I’m having diet soda load me up on butter? A lot of people do that. They somehow think that lowering the sugar content of their drinks gives them carte blanche to eat anything and more of it. Even healthy foods must be consumed carefully. A huge salad is still huge even if it is a salad.

Of course the scare media or national media as you may know them picked this story up and ran with it. It was on local news and splashed on web pages. The story I found talking about the negatives as pretty buried and sure didn’t make local outlets. When will media learn that yes they must report the bad things in our world. It is a pretty messed up place, but we don’t have to focus on it. Focus on positive things, things that also lift people up and further us as a social group. I doubt they ever will, but we can ourselves. You can do it on-line, you can do it in real life. Just Do it as Nike said for so long.

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4 American hostages killed by Somali pirates – World news – Africa – Somalia – msnbc.com


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Four Americans captured by Somali pirates while sailing in the Indian Ocean have been shot and killed, NBC News reported Tuesday.

via 4 American hostages killed by Somali pirates – World news – Africa – Somalia – msnbc.com.

Wow. What a crappy headline I woke up to this morning. This is a pretty short blog really. I just wanted to express my outrage over this and my hope that the American Government does whatever they need to do to kill all theses bastards. Lay waste to them all. Please make it just like the South Park episode and snipe them all. Only shoot them in the knees and let them slowly bleed to death. Please.

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Let’s say, “That’s so gay”


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Ok, so you have probably seen the PSA about not saying “That’s gay” or “that’s so gay”. They are right on about how we should stop using it in such a negative way and that it only builds more negative feelings.

Let me present a quick thought to you.

If you Google define:gay you get

  • cheery: bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; “a cheery hello”; “a gay sunny room”; “a sunny smile”
  • full of or showing high-spirited merriment; “when hearts were young and gay”; “a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company”- Wordsworth; “the jolly crowd at the reunion”; “jolly old Saint Nick”; “a jovial old gentleman”; “have a merry Christmas“; “peals of merry laughter”; “a mirthful …
  • given to social pleasures often including dissipation; “led a gay Bohemian life”; “a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies”
  • brave: brightly colored and showy; “girls decked out in brave new dresses”; “brave banners flying”; “`braw’ is a Scottish word”; “a dress a bit too gay for her years”; “birds with gay plumage”
  • offering fun and gaiety; “a festive (or festal) occasion”; “gay and exciting night life”; “a merry evening”
  • wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Now I ask you, is that a bad definition? No it is not. Instead of trying to ignore the word, and yet still have it be negative lets take the word back. Let’s go back to the original definition and make it a good word again.

Let’s say things are “so gay” and let’s do it with a smile, and realize that it is not a bad thing!

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Some times you need a sense of humor, Tibet is important but lighten up!


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Should life always be serious? Hell no. It needs to be fun some times too. That was my take on the Groupon ad in the Superbowl. I know what is happening in Tibet is serious. It has been serious for a really really long time. Do I know how long. NO. Does it matter? NO. What matters is it sucks and it’s not right and we should want it to change. Remember the 90s? The Beastie Boys made sure we all knew how wrong it was. So we all get it.

That being said…I can’t be serious all the time. I loved the ad. It started off like the typical guilt fest than quickly turned into a laugh fest. I think it is similar to looking at The Simpsons VS Family Guy. The Simpsons tends to be slightly smarter humor that requires thought process. You don’t have to over think it like some horrible Dennis Miller jokes on Monday Night Football but you have to put a small amount of effort into it. However that is not needed with Family Guy. No thought process is needed. In fact if you try to think while watching it chances are they will beat the thought out of you with mindless repetition. Think about Peter and “the bird is the word”. Or pretty much any other joke they do. But guess what? Some times you want dumb stupid entertainment. I won’t apologize for that. I will stand up and proudly say I liked the ad. It was funny. It made me laugh. Thank you Groupon.

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via Groupon Superbowl Ad Makes Light Of Tibet’s Political Turmoil #SEWatch.

The Punk Curmudgeon Post Game Show-or BEING A GOOD SPORT SUCKS!


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Well it was a hard-fought game. I was up and down, screaming at my tv. The dogs were freaking out. The kids and I high fiver, we cried in dismay. In the end my Steelers lost to the Packers.

The Packers deserved it. I can admit it. At Superbowl XVL they were the better team. We were a good team, we played hard and have nothing to be ashamed of. James Harrison from his twitter account @jharrison9292 tweeted sorry. My response?

@jharrison9292 Don’t be sorry. You guys played a hard game. so did the packers. I’m still a #proudsteelersfan

That is the honest truth. I think it is great that he said he was sorry, very humble of him. But they played hard and didn’t give up. It is easy to be a winner. You do nothing but be happy. Being a good sport is hard. In fact is plain ol sucks. But it’s the right way to be. I congratulate the Green Bay Packers. Tonight they were the better team. They deserve their win. I congratulated the friends I have on Facebook. We chatted back and forth in good nature during the game but when it comes down to it I’m not mad over the loss. Disappointed sure but we gave it all and left it all on the field. I can live with that.

Oh and did I mention we still have 6 Superbowl rings? More than anyone else? At least there is that. 🙂

Also I considered commenting on Christina Aguilera and her singing flub, but lets face it, she is hot and that’s about it. So who was really shocked? Not this guy.

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Massive explosion hits natural gas terminal in Egypt-Is it militants or the government?


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There was an explosion on a major gas pipeline in Egypt today. I see this as one of two things.

1st. It could certainly be militants taking advantage of the army’s distraction to attack a hated pipeline to Israel. Since the peace accord the supply of gas to Israel has always been an issue of contention. That is certainly plausible.

2nd. This one pushing the boundaries but it is also quite possible. It is not impossible to believe that the government did this themselves. By taking attention away from the protesters and having unrest they can blame on them it gives them an excuse to put it down. It gives them an excuse to roll in and stomp down with their steel toed boot. Safely from inside of a tank of course.

We may never really know what happened. In fact the governments own stories do not match up, but what matters is that the protestors never give up, never surrender. Keep doing what you are doing. If they can keep at it, not get discouraged or sent home they can accomplish something amazing. History is happening now in Egypt and it is so exciting.

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