Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Greetings again comrades.

So apparently today is the International Day of Non-Violence. I guess it’s a bit late announcing it now as the day is almost over, but I just found out about this so shut your whore mouth. Anyway, let’s all happily celebrate this great day with some images of everybody’s favourite past-time: war!

Nagasaki being subjected to a nuclear arse-raping

Nagasaki being subjected to a nuclear arse-raping

Soviet troops having a good time

More Soviet troops eagerly joining in the fun

War: it's a party!

Children can join in too!

Children can join in too!

Domestic violence depictions is also a relevant and appropriate way of celebrating this important date.

Happy International Day of Non-Violence!

– Ruob.

Disclaimer: if you are offended by the above post, promptly grow some balls, you neo-conservative fuck.


My dear readers,

It is with deep regret that I inform you about the loss of a great post. Now comrade jiang’s post was badly damaged during the URL transfer. But we have done our best to make it – presentable. But here is what’s left of his post.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take center stage and sing your heart out in front of millions of viewers? For some of us, we get to live out such a dream. For those who don’t, we get to watch their dream get crushed, along with millions of other viewers. What bothers me is that even though people know that this season’s contestants in the Idol competition will be forgotten by next year, the media (spurred on by dumbass viewers) insist on making a big issue out of it. On the 30th of September, Tom William’s booting from the idol show was in one of the headlines on yahoo’s homepage, see for yourself:

Epic fail at life - evicted from Idol

Epic fail at life - evicted from Idol

Now what I find really heartbreaking (for myself and my dear readers) is that he even went to Who magazine to bitch about his loss. When asked if he believed that the judging was rigged, he replied with Absolutely, everything is set up for Wes to win. Now to me that sounds like a bona fide case of bitchiness, and someone needs to set things straight to him.

1. Idol contestants will never become more than a D grade celebrity (Kathy Griffin does not deserve to be in this category)

2. They will be forgotten by next season. Ok, well maybe not COMPLETELY forgotten, because Idol always features that Where are they now? segment. But in any case, they will usually go back to their dull, uneventful lives, and pretend that their time on television was somewhat beneficial to the nation.

3. They will also start complaining. Just like that Michael character from I don’t know what season of Big Brother, the moment he got evicted from the house he started up his own blogs and youtube videos to try and get himself back into the house – pathetic! Now I do not wish to see an Idol contestant go through the same thing – believe it or not I do have some compassion in my rotting heart.

My only advice that I can give to someone entering into reality tv, is go for something with money, and none of this worthwhile experience crap. Because at the end of the day the women won’t be rolling in like they used to baby. But if you were on Deal or No Deal and won a good 20K, then hey, even after the fame subsides you can still pay for sex (until the money runs out –  I suggest finding an employment agency or whoring yourself out).

I hope you’ve found my little rant into the world of talent scouting. Until next time.

Eat your ham through a straw.

Another advertisement flashes across the screen. Before you know it, some perfectly presented lady is trying to sell you the ‘incredible’ new muesli bar which ‘tastes delicious’ and ‘all your family will love’. Yet when you actually go and buy this new product, it tastes as great as pumpkin mixed with chocolate. In fact, it probably is. So how can companies advertise their products with promises such as ‘a taste you will love’ when they cannot guarantee that you will love it. Isn’t this false advertising?

A radio company in America called XM last year was sued for advertising ‘commercial free music’ when in fact their channels did contain promotional and advertisement segments. This case cost the company thousands of dollars but was it really worthwhile? If someone decided to take on Cadbury and sue them because they claimed the companies Crunchies aren’t deliciously yummy as described, would it really be worth the effort? Yes, this person may not find Crunchies as they are advertised so technically Cadbury would be guilty of false advertising. However nearly every (if not all) food companies advertise their goods in some appealing way so unless this person plans on suing every single company, there would be no point. Added to this are the legal costs involved, it would cost way more to sue than anyone would receive in benefits. And Cadbury in the end would have lost practically nothing to the billions they earn every year. So in conclusion it would be a waste of time, but should someone sue them anyway?

Should they be sued just based on ‘morals’? That what they are doing is wrong and therefore should be stopped? Or do we simply not bother doing anything?

Well if anyone wishes to sue Cadbury or any other food company for false advertising, please contact me as it sure would be a case to follow.


From Yahoo! news

Crowe reckoned he was onto a winner when he proposed that rather than pumping $US700 billion into a Wall Street bailout, the government should give all 300 million Americans $US1 million each. He reasoned the $US300 million cost would be but a small fraction of the huge bailout package being pushed by the Bush administration.

” … I was thinking if they wanna stimulate the economy, get people spending, let people look after their … mortgage,” Crowe told US talkshow host Jay Leno.

“I think you take the first 300 million Americans, if that’s the population at this point in time, give everyone a million bucks.”

Crowe won acclaim for portraying a maths genius in A Beautiful Mind. Audience members offered up a round of applause, as the conversation turned to the tax implications of such a windfall.

The mind can change over time - it certainly has for Russ

The mind can change over time - it certainly has for Russ

Don’t give up your day job Russ, certainly not for a position in treasury anyway.

Now I’m no genius, but isn’t the proper mathematical solution $US300 trillion? – or $300,000,000,000,000

So when I subtract $300 million from $300 trillion… I get a heck of a lot more than $700 billion