Archive for December, 2009

Pricey Doomsday

Posted: December 10, 2009 by Brian in Uncategorized

December 21, 2012. What will you be doing on that day? Will you be anxiously awaiting your proposed demise according to the Mayan calendar or will you go about your normal day à la Y2K? Regardless of what your plans may be, the day is coming and it’ll be here before you know what’s going on. Did anyone really feel 2009?

Its hard to say I believe in any prophecies considering Y2K failed. But is it much a coincidence how the Hadron Collider (AKA the particle smasher), that was built to find this “dark matter” that was theororized to exist, has finally been repaired and is scheduled to go live this month? Only about three years from the predicted doomsday.

The only purpose(besides eating up $6 billion to construct, and about $30 Million a year to power this thing) that the Hadron Colider has, really, is to find this missing matter that scientists want to find so bad. But if things go wrong, this particle smasher can potentially create a black hole which can suck part of the, if not the whole, planet. I don’t know about you, but this has “Doomsday” written all over it, in my opinion.

Putting The Tiger Back in His Cage

Posted: December 9, 2009 by Brian in Uncategorized
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Earlier, I was talking to C.Mo who runs an E-Mag, RosesnOranges.com, and informed me on a short post he had on there. As an add on to that, I ran across something interesting on PerezHilton.com. Tiger Woods’ collectible figures are now on clearance at Toys ‘R’ Us for $9.98.

As I mentioned on RNO, I think everyone is taking this too far. Gatorade drops him, I’m sure other sponsors are soon to follow. Toy stores are now trying to liquidate his toys. Jeez, really? I wonder what kind of repercussions there would be if the guy murdered someone. This is something that should be between his wife and himself. But because it’s Tiger, people have decided they’re going to drown in a cup of water.

Sorry Tiger. Soldier on, partner.

Black Friday Aftermath

Posted: December 4, 2009 by Brian in Uncategorized
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This year, instead of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, my family and I headed to the Happiest (and most expensive) Place on Earth: Disneyland! I had planned to head to my local Walmart for some Black Friday deals but didn’t think that would happen since I had spent 15 hours running around a 225-acre park aimlessly spending dough, for example the $110.00 lunch we had at Rainforest Cafe! For crying out loud, the food there isn’t anymore higher quality than a Chili’s! Anyway, we left the park around 11:45 p.m. As we were driving on the Interstate 5 North, we drove past a Walmart where we noticed people in RV’s camping out ready to get their shop on. Although, I hadn’t planned on going to Black Friday anymore, seeing all these people got me in the mood. But I was alone on this, as the wife had clearly was not riding along. I drove home, dropped off the wife and kids, and took off!

I arrived at the Walmart at around 12:15 a.m. and the parking lot looked as if it were a Saturday afternoon. The lot was already more than halfway full and the deals didn’t start till 5 a.m. I parked the Cube wherever I could find a spot and power walked towards the entranced wearing a beanie and warm clothes. It was freezing. Apparently, over the years, stores, Walmart for example, would have you wait outside all night long, until opening time. At opening, the store would resemble somewhat of a cattle drive. Countless people injured, and some deaths, is what probably led to the new “Ticket System” that was in effect. I won’t go into any details about this severely flawed system but just know that it IS flawed.

After the night was over, I walked out with an $88 Power Wheels Jeep, a $98 Nintendo DS, and a $59 Tom Tom among the better items, and it only took 5 hours. 2 1/2 hours were spent standing in line for the DS alone, and another hour waiting in the check out line. I, for the first time, experienced nodding off while standing up.

I don’t know if I’ll be returning to Black Friday next year, but if I do I’m definitely bringing a team of blood-shot eyed, energy drink-driven maniacs, to come and help me out. Who’s in?