Friday, March 11, 2011

Blurbs (8-3-07) 39 Reads

INTRO:  So I wanted (like always) to promote activity on my blogs and I thought I would do more mini-blogs.  This was the first.

Blurbs - A new series.

Current mood:contemplative
So I got to thinking.  My blogs are hard work.  They are long, convoluted and sometimes full of hot air.  Perhaps if I made them lighter, leaner and fluffier.
Here is the first of what I hope to be more and more successful "Lil' Blogs."
I've read over 60 Science Fiction novels in the past 10 years of my life.  I saw this picture of the surface of Mars today.

...and I can't help but think this, "Mars is dusty and perhaps windy yet there is hardly any erosion visible.  It looks more like some catastrophic event destroyed a structure than any natural process of nature."
Thats it.  Hope you enjoyed my thought for the day.  Goodnight.
10:49 PM

RICHARD: There IS visible erosion. What do you think of that movie you were currently watching? Pretty overhyped and not that good of a film in my opinion.  (MySpace: Used to allow little snippets of what you were doing or what you were currently reading/playing/listening to to be posted with your blogs.  It was pretty cool.  Like everything cool, they got rid of it.)

  • HektikLyfe Billions of years worth? Considering the way the planets were created (massing of small particles) it seems strange that after the planets cooled they didn't become perfectly smooth and it seems strange that even after millions of years with sand and wind that the atmosphere itself wouldn't make a desert planet like Mars look more like the Sahara desert than the Ground Zero it resembles today.

    I thought the movie was a novela.

  • Bring me water, cool.. lil blog..

    so.. isnt mars made out of something diff from earth?

  • Wife This picture is a picture of Mars????? Looks like a friggin picture of a desert near our house! WTF???? Amazing! I liked this blog. I hope you write a more. Not because it was short but because it was easy for my brain to process ^__^

  • Apple Something No offense but I really appreciate this lil' blog. It's hard for me to commit to really long ones!
    Ok, I see what you're saying and I have to say I've never heard that theory before but I like it. Now, I'm looking at those hills in the background and wondering if Mars has ever had earthquakes or volcanos--I don't know what that core is made of and I'm not gonna go open a new window and check really fast cuz I bet someone can answer that for me.
    Maybe billions of years ago, the sun wasn't AS hot or Mars wasn't AS close as it is to the sun today. If that's possible then it's definitely possible there used to be civilization on the planet and then they had their own Global Warming Incident that ended it all.
    This could be Earth in 50 million years, all of our technological advances right down the tubes. Back to square one (is it just me or is it really square to use the phrase "square one"?)

    • HektikLyfe Glad I made your imagination wander. :)

  • Nelson That's metal

    (You might be onto something)

  • Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Dem Balls A-Fire (8-14-07) 32 Reads

    Current mood:complacent

    Technology.  It is evolving so fast.  Now it doesn't seem to be making our lives easier.  Now it seems we are developing technologies to make up for our own stupidity.

    I read an article about this development earlier today.

    Japanese are now making animations by creating small plasma balls in mid-air. The technology doesn't use vapor or strange gases, just lasers to heat up oxygen and nitrogen molecules: up to 1,000 brilliant dots per second, which makes smooth motion possible.

    They could be used as street signs, advertising, etc...
    Stupid humans need assistance.  Don't walk when you see a big semi-truck coming.

    Laser keyboard.

    Yes this has been out for a while now but its making a resurgence.  Designed for portability it emphasizes how the keyboard has become our primary tool for communication.  Slowing down data transfer from human to human to give us more time to think, and choose our words carefully.  We can't spoke?

    Its like the continuous use of the Post Office.  What the hell?


    • Apple Something I like the idea of putting the keyboard on one's nether-regions.
      Does it work on water?

      • HektikLyfe It should work on anything. Its not about the impact or contact but the location. If your fingers pass the point the laser is focused on it should work.

      Bring me water, LOL! @ Wife's comment. ahaha.. soo.. yeah... what is the deal with the post office or any other type of courier? whyyyyy.

    • Wife: HOLY Crap! I want the laser keyboard. I would use it on your butt.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    Renewed Respect for Bill Cosby (10-28-07) 45 Reads

    Current mood:boredSo I found this article a few days ago and read through it and he really put into words what I was thinking at the time.
    And before you get all "ooooh politically incorrect!!!" I will say that the exact same thing applies to my "people."  So :P PTTHHHHHHHH!
    Bill Cosby concerned about slang.
    They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain't, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be. And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk.
    Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.
    People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what? And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.
    I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the father? Or who is his father?
    People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something? Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
    What part of Africa did this come from? We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.
    Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' - or men or whatever you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We as black folks have to do a better job. Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.
    We cannot blame the white people any longer.


    • Bring me water, i think some people are just set in their ways.

      and change is just not on their priority list.

    • Apple Something I remember when I first heard something on the news a couple years ago about the black community up in arms about the things Cosby had said. Then he went away for a bit and then last week I saw him on Oprah.
      Nobody else right now is saying what he is saying. And he is right. He said the blacks that were in opposition to what he had said were mostly against it because he said it to a mixed crowd, you know, white people were there as well as black people and other people. They said he was airing their "dirty laundry"--to that he said, "What do we do with dirty laundry? You must wash it!"
      Jose and I have been having discussions about this since I saw the Oprah show. Cosby said that 70% of the male prison population is black. Something needs to change but it seems their families are in a cycle that keeps repeating itself. Something needs to break the chain. If it was easy to figure out I guess it would have happened by now.

    • Eric  Yep, that man speaks the truth. I see it everyday in my neighborhood.

    • Bring me water, so true.

      people should have higher standards.
      parents are also a big part in this and how they raise their children.

    • Wife: I really liked this. It's inspirational. I wish the rest of the world who needs to appreciate this and be influenced by it, would be too.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Kanye (11-14-07) 36 Reads

    INTRO:  This blog was posted LOOOOONG before anyone hated him.   It was just after his mother passed away.  So yes, very insensitive of me.

    Current mood:busy
    Am I the only one who doesn't like Kanye?
    Never heard the guy rap about anything but himself and how great he is.  Fine, rap is usually all about bragging but something in his music just felt like he was serious about how great he thought he was.
    If I am correct, then he will milk it by doing a song about his mother soon.
    Sorry if its touchy although I'm sure none of my readers know anyone involved personally.
    I'm sorry if I don't feel bad about someone dying while doing something out of vanity.

    • Eric: I like Kanye West somewhat, but I am no huge fan of him or anything.

      And I thought all rappers thought they were great.

      • HektikLyfe Remember Young M.C.? He used to brag but he was down to earth in interviews. Same with Ice Cube back in the days of Pump it Up.

        Now its a full time act.

        I believe that's a big (head) reason why the Rap industry is losing money.

    • RAFIKI Kanye West makes great music, but he's a douchebag.

    • Nelson: I feel the EXACT same way

    • foo: He did a song about his mother on his first album I think it was. I don't really know much about the guy to be honest.

    • Molly: I have to agree with you. That was one of the first things I also thought when I heard she passed away. I can imagine his next album being titled "Post College Trauma". Now if he doesn't do this, I would say that would show us all... and we are jerks for assuming the worst from him.

      Bottom line in rap/r&b, it's not about the message anymore, it's about the money. Have you ever heard the lyrics to "This is Why I'm Hot" by M.I.M.s? Here's a snippet:

      "This is why I'm hot, I don't gotta rap; I can sell a mill saying nothing on the track".

      And with that being said... Kayne is a brilliant business man, he is padding his pockets w/shallow music and overall doing extremely well at it. The death of his mom is definitely rocking his world right now, and for that we should at least hope for the best from him.

      Great blog! Thank you for bringing this up!

    Monday, March 7, 2011

    Zero vs. Mailman (12-1-07) 30 Reads

    INTRO:  Since posting on MySpace this admittedly crappy video has over 6,600 views.  Not a lot when you compare it to all those viral videos out there but considering the quality of work.  Still pretty awesome.

    I don't normally post my videos but I have only received a small amount of views. Thought maybe I would promote it here.


    • nine inch nels™ You're is awesome. Reminds me of my dogs. lol

      Awesome vid nonetheless

    • Bring me water, godzero! aha. funny. good angles on the vid.
      4 years ago

      4 years ago

    Saturday, March 5, 2011

    All Seasons Greetings (12-5-07) 50 Reads

    A Quick Note from the Grynch

    Current mood:busy
    What the hell.  Seriously!

    If you are walking by, why is it a MUST to have to acknowledge every single
    person?  Why?  "Hey there, I see you."  "Hi, I acknowledge your existence by
    nodding my head in acknowledgement."

    Why?  It is pointless and curious at the same time.  If I walk by someone and
    they don't tip their hat I'm not personally hurt by it.  They are not my
    friends, they aren't family that I will miss if I never see them again.

    Who in their right mind said this was common courtesy?  Imagine if we had to do
    this on a busy escalator in the mall during the Christmas shopping frenzy.  We'd
    all look like a bunch of bumbling bobble-headed idiots.  And what if previously
    mentioned escalator decided to break down?  "Oh um, yeah...hi."

    If there is no purpose to your communication it shouldn't be shared.  Its a
    waste of energy and time.  When I am walking, I have direction.  I am on a
    mission.  I am not pointlessly wandering just to see how many people I find
    walking in the opposite direction.  There is always something on my mind and I
    don't walk around aimlessly chasing butterflies.

    What's worse is that those people who love do this always do it wrong.  You
    don't ask a question whilst walking by at 50 paces an hour.


    If you take the time to answer you lose your 1 second opportunity to respond
    cordially.  You have to be prepared to shoot off a quick "Hifineandyou?"  But if
    you do that then you both have to resort to yelling meaningless statements
    across the hall to the annoyance of everyone else.


    • Brother: Weird! I blogged almost the opposite end on this about 3 years ago...

      • HektikLyfe I'm amazed I didn't see this blog. I'm pretty sure I'm subscribed but it doesn't sound familiar. I don't mind the hello's. I mind the drive-by questions.

    • Apple Something Me (at work): "Hi, good morning. What can we make for you today?"
      Customer: "Fine thanks. I'll have a ...."
      I didn't ask her how she was doing. People make that mistake with me all the time. Nope, I'll never ask how you're doin' unless I know you from somewhere other than Starbucks. I almost hate it when strangers ask me, "How are you?". They're not even thinking when they say it, nor are they listening to any answer you might give. It's on the same level as "let's do lunch" with the two air-kisses.

      • HektikLyfe Exactly. You know they don't really care or they don't even realize that they're asking a question.

    • Ruben: So whack when people have that annoying high-pitched "good morning!!!" voice, sounds so phony. The worst part is that they don't give a shit about the answer. Just watch, next time somebody asks "how you doing?" reply with a long drawn out answer and see how uncomfortable they get because they know they didn't give a shit to begin with and now you're sharing something personal which they didn't wanna listen to in the first place. Those greetings are just fake and I don't see a reason for them either.

    • Molly: So are you saying that random strangers grab you and scream ""HithereHowhaveyoubeen?okbye!"?? Are you being verbally assulted by random strangers? Do you feel unsafe? Maybe you should carry a rape whistle to protect you from those crazy friendly people. lol

      • HektikLyfe No I don't feel assaulted or anything. Its just that I know that deep down I am a good, kind person. And simply because I am quiet or introverted people think I'm the worst. I don't care what people think of my appearance, things like prejudice and snobbishness don't bother me. But when people think I am a bad/evil person for not responding, that is messed up.

        And its not even just about not responding, its about not responding enthusiastically enough. When people walk by I smile a


    • Cousin-in-law: I am one of those who smile to people as they pass by........ they smile back and thats it...........I believe that people say hello to be polite and you are not obligated to comment but a smile is courteous enough so that you dont look grouchy......I make it a point at work to also say hello to the door man and ask how he is........imagine if someone is having a bad day.... noone was nice and there you are.....a smile and a nice hello........that will make someones day believe it or not.........Its not an annoyence to me personally its just someone being polite......but I understand were you are coming from and do also think its funny to imagine a bunch of people bopping their head up and down.........

      • HektikLyfe Oh I don't mind a smile and nod on occasion but why is it a MUST. Its the whole "How are you doing?"

        Why do people assume you are mean or rude? No one ever thinks you are deep in thought. You have to explain youself and apologize. Would they ever think to apologize for interrupting your train of thought?

        What if you are mourning and they don't know, you don't respond and evil thoughts cross their minds. "Jerk! Rude!"

    • Wife: You crack me up. I think you should start saying Merry Christmas to everyone, instead of How are you doing? My favorite part was the escalator image. LOL! What if everyone walked past each other and didn't say hello at all? Would you really be happy?

    Thursday, March 3, 2011

    Glasses Aren't So Bad (2-20-08) 35 Reads

    Current mood:busy

    Sooooo busy.  I have so many ideas for lengthy blogs.  I even have some completely typed up but just can't find the time to do the artwork. :S
    So instead I will post this. :)  My wife and I were "discussing" glasses.  I told her she didn't look bad with them.  I found this to show everyone how glasses aren't so bad.
    I hope you guys haven't seen it already.


    Apple Something I think glasses are sexy, especially when they're thick and kinda crooked.

    Wife: This blog really made me giggle when I first saw it. Good find :) My favorite is the artist.

    Bring me water: it's true. people don't really know that i wear glasses. (well here at the office anyway) i always get comments about how different i look.

    foo: as a wearer of glasses, i dig.

  • Molly: I think Iris would look very cute with glasses. She could always go to an eye doctor and try on glasses prior to an appointment... let her get an idea of what her options are regarding frames. Would she ever want to try contacts? I wear both glasses and contacts... I prefer the contacts at work, but I love the glasses when I'm home.
    3 years ago

    • Wife: Nah! I don't care if the world knows I wear both glasses and contacts. I am just self conscious about the way I look when I wear glasses. I think I look 10 years older.

    • HektikLyfe She already wears contacts! Wait...was that one of those girl beauty secrets I wasn't supposed to expose? :S

  • SIDENOTE:  This was last time I ever heard from the poster known here as "Bring me water."  She was one of my most active commenters and we had many conversations that covered a multitude of different topics.  There aren't many people in this world I could say were my friends and even though I never met her in person, I could say that she was one of them.  She would ask for specific blog topics.  She would tell me her honest thoughts on the subject matter.  I even had a few that I had hinted at and she was anxious to hear.  When I eventually posted them and didn't hear from her I stopped by her page and posted a message.  I received a response from her family that she had passed away suddenly from an aneurysm.  It really affected me.  She was a friend.  She would post often about her young daughter who she loved dearly and her loss was moment of my life I don't think I will ever forget.  She died in her early 20's and to this day people still post and "chat" with her on her page.
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