Friday, May 21, 2010

Late and slow

My computer is being very slow so I can't get through my reader updates. Instead, I will share some of these more ridiculous links:

  • I am a HUGE fan of the recent Old Spice commercials (and an even bigger fan of the actor Isiah that is in one of them), so this cake amused me endlessly. I want to put my face in it.
  • Bret Michaels has endured many trials recently so in honor of him and his accomplishments, he has been honored. This amuses me endlessly.
  • List of the Day has some clips of a very funny site called My Ex Wife's Wedding Dress. 101 new uses for it.
  • I don't care much for Flash but Photoshop is still the best.
  • If you don't believe me, look at these user photos on Amazon. They amused me endlessly. Heh heh.
  • Thanks to my tech buddy for sharing this with me. Now all heterosexual men and homosexual women can properly learn CPR. This aroused me endlessly.
  • The site that could be most useful next to Google: What's that called. Want to know the name of that song on a commercial? Find it here! TV show? They can help! Now you don't have to be aggravated that your local Wal Mart sales associate can't help you pinpoint that song that's been stuck in your head all day.
  • Ten things that everyone should know about penis. This amuses me until about five inches. ;)
  • Sunday, May 16, 2010

    Get a laugh

  • New fun! site gives some of the best reasons for birth control...or just funny stuff that kids ruin
  • Do you like mash ups?Sometimes I do.
  • What some might call The Worst Wedding DJ, I'd call the most ballsy and insane.
  • What might be the funniest argument caught on tape
  • People make fun of you when you use incorrect English and grammar. I sure do.
  • NBC hates everyone. Not only are they cutting a bunch of shows (the details of which will be released on Monday), but THEY ARE GETTING RID OF HEROES. I can't stay the show was award winning but damnit I am tired of getting invested in a show and then it not making it to an ending.

    In the latest round of "Why I hate Facebook", I have more articles about the privacy issues and the creator supposedly, well, looking down on his users
  • Saturday, May 15, 2010

    Black businesses fail to expand

    A friend of mine linked me to an article about Black Dominican salons taking over the black hair salon industry.
    I take such great issue with this that I am ranting. I am disappointed that the Black community has spent many years trying to get ahead by standing on someone else's shoulders. Countless people lower the standard for Blacks simply because we are Black. If anyone watched "Black Hair", there is evidence of countless salon owners who think that it is unfair for businesses run by other races to excel. That is the root of running a business. You have to compete and do better than everyone else. Here, yet again, the Black community is crying foul because the Black Dominicans do hair cheaper and seemingly better. That is truth. I refuse to pay hundreds of dollars to have my hair done in a kitchen, but that "stylist" sees nothing wrong with asking such high prices. Capitalism says that you lower your prices or lose your customers. Well, people, you're losing your customers.

    I used to work with a Dominican girl who told me about this method of hair strengthening and I was excited and stupefied. She has hair just like mine, but it is healthy, long, and full of body. While the interviewed salon owners claim that the Dominican method of straightening does more damage to the hair than the standard chemical relaxer, I must say that my experience is that the Dominican hair I've seen is not nearly in the bad shape as all of the bald headed women who over process their hair.

    People, straighten up! No one, in reality, owes a single other person on Earth a favor. I am waiting to see Black people step up and play on the same field as everyone else. It is maddening to know that because my standards are higher I'm a traitor and not supportive of Black people. I could rant on about "supporting Black businesses" and how people want all Blacks to buy from other Black small businesses exclusively (or as much as possible) and I refuse. Much like buying American cars, I'll buy your product when you show me its improved quality. Until then, it's time to figure out why everyone else's business is doing better.

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Random Library

    I have found a site that I am totally enamored with, yet it was a site that was not designed for me! The Library of Random Man Knowledge- Number 159: Communication with anyone, but especially your spouse or girlfriend requires not just listening, but interacting with what’s being said. Let your lady know you are putting yourself in their shoes and at are at least trying to contextualize their feelings. They will love you forever if you do this and you will have a better and more intimate relationship.
    There are a ton of quotes and bits of advice all designed to revive the art of manliness. Which I think many of our guys today need help with. Ooh, like number 171. Cool things!

    A few quick links

    Nothing too serious this time. Reader has been overflowing but I can't face reading the articles just yet...

  • April Motivational Picture Roundup. All of those fantastic posters in one post.
  • Parents of teens are more oblivious than previously thought. Sex is NOT for other people's kids. Who do you think YOUR kids are doin' it with?!
  • Interview with the creator of the show 'Community'. I like it.
  • Engrish roundup. I bet they can find a lot of Asian errors here,too!
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Random links

    I was tempted to post some articles about the Stephanie Grace e-mail debacle, but it is so multi-layered and drama tinged that I decided against it.

  • Relationship advice-you should learn to ignore it.Funny stuff, but it's true. Rarely is the advice great, unless coming from a professional or someone who has nothing to gain from giving it. While I still read The Relationship Journal (for your sake, not my own HAHAHAHHA), I question whether or not the answers are in depth enough to really be of any help.
  • Facebook screws your privacy...YET AGAIN. This will most likely be fixed by the time anyone sees it, but I do still need to make my point that Facebook is awful, it sucks, and people are being screwed by it on a daily basis.
  • The most disgusting fair foods in America. Or possibly THE WORLD.
  • My last warning that tanning is bad. Maybe you'll listen to Cracked, but I have been trying to tell my fairer friends that darkening your ass isn't worth it. And also why it's just a phony money maker. Check out this reprinted history of WHY it's fashionable to be "tan". Now, if I can find a nice little article about why it used to be fashionable to be curvy...
  • 10 things you didn't know Google Maps could do. Very helpful and makes me love Google even more.
  • To all of the people that think fat kids are cute, please reconsider: America's youth too fat to fight. In the military, that is. Maybe all of those disgusting fair foods are to blame.
  • Nerd stuff? I think so! 20 things you didn't know about viruses. I hope this also clears up some things for people who think that getting a flu shot means you won't get the flu.
  • The next X-Man will be directed by who? The dude that made "Kick Ass". Which is apparently an awesome movie.
  • Monday, May 3, 2010

    Scammers -Festiva, FAMINU and Viniva

    I have had many dealings in the online community in the last few years, be it from social communications, job searches and housing searches. That means that I have also had my share of experiences with scammers, even the Nigerians. This newest one, however, is going to hit and hurt a lot of people who, in this job market, are desperate for a job.
    I applied for a position that was listed on Craigslist and received a reply e-mail within ten minutes, at 10:45pm. It was sent from a Blackberry which suggested to me that they had not even read my resume, but they were inviting me to interview the next morning. This came from FESTIVA RESORTS ( I found this article during my skeptical search and was not interested in them even if there was a job. They are ripping people off with fake timeshares and I sure couldn't be a part of it.

    The second company, or two companies, are a bit more serious. I sent another resume out from Craigslist and received a reply the next day, saying this:
    Hello A*******,

    Thank you for submitting your resume for our receptionist position.

    We have been getting a lot of applications for this opening, but I am happy to let you know that I have reviewed your resume and it looks good.

    Before I can set you up with the final interview, you need to complete a short personality screening, which can be found at our web site.

    Your resume has been assigned with a personal application code which is: XXXXX

    Please go to enter your code and complete the personality screening, so we can progress with the application process.

    Thank you in advance and have a great day!

    Best regards,

    Jeremy Timmons


    I clicked the link and saw that it asked for a copy of my credit score and if I didn't have a copy to upload, I could click another link where I could obtain one (I don't know what happens when you click the link to get your credit score. It may have been spam or virus, who knows. I didn't click it).
    I started searching again and found their site (, which offers no information, and I found the much more telling information on Whois. If you don't know Whois, you should. Unless you're an actual creepy stalker, so I won't tell you any more. But Whois gave this info. Basically the company is in the Bahamas, has been moved around the net and had been on several servers over a short amount of time. Without the Whois information, it would have been harder to get info on Faminu because they are a coverup for another company called Viniva, which has been targeted for scamming before. People were sent the exact e-mail that I got, but from Viniva.

    Also, for those in New Orleans area, there are often posts on Craigslist warning about job offers from Bruno Inc, a real estate company. He has been scamming home buyers and even companies- at some point he sold an apartment complex in Metairie that he didn't own. He operates under a few other company names, but they're usually listed together. So I would also suggest being cautious about renting from him/his company as well as any job offers he has.

    I advise that everyone be cautious when using online resources and pay close attention to the information you receive from smoeone. If you feel like something's wrong, chances are, it is.

    Saturday, May 1, 2010

    Funny stuff

    People are stupid. People are funny. Here are some examples:

    Which performance are we worried about him enhancing? FAIL.
    Marina Abramovic made me cry. If you even know who that is, yay for you. But this is one of the weirdest things that other people seem to think is normal.
    Awesome Chatroulette screencaps. I thoroughly enjoyed.
    Sometimes SNL has some random gems and something funny pops up,like this video for "Single Ladies".
    Funny GIF animations. I think they're all real, and they're worth a chuckle.