Monday, October 16, 2023

Monday Moaning (10-16-23)


  Well, I came back for a second week in a row. A little late this week, but I'm trying to make myself go through this exercise. I was pondering what to write about, my LAST POST didn't get much traction. I was actually expected some backlash, but no such luck. Then again, I've been away for a while, and well, so have many of the bloggers I follow. It made me wonder, where have all the good bloggers gone?

 I first started blogging in 2007 on "The Sporting News." It was a great community of bloggers with great back and forth. Many of the bloggers were better writers than Sporting News staff. The website noticed our community and sneakily started to boost stuff from the blogging community. Shortly before they killed off the blogging community, some guys started their own site and invited some of us to join. I eventually bought into it and helped run it, as well as posting every day. Other groups started their own sites, and rivalries that began at "The Sporting News," continued at these different sites. I miss the blogging wars. All those places are gone now.

 They aren't the only ones. When I started this blogspot page I found a world of other blogs and bloggers. There were people posting poetry, creative writing, introspective pieces, politics, pop culture, photography blogs, people who used it like a journal. There was "A Frank Angle" and "The Daddy Files" which were never miss reads. There was something for everyone and there were things you didn't even know you would be interested in. They seem to have faded away.

  Our attention spans have gone to shit. The written word is dying. No one wants to read 8 paragraphs on my perfect Heisman trophy prediction, or Aaron's trials and tribulations of being a father of 3 uniquely different kids and trying to balance work and family obligations, or a nuanced argument on the days latest horrifying events. Everything got broken down to a quick tweet, or an Instagram pic with a couple hashtags written below it, or stupid short videos on TikTok or Instagram. The world has bought into "less is more." It's not.

  Some may say, I'm being over dramatic saying the written word is dying. Let me prove you wrong....English class is not called English class anymore. It's called "ELA." Phonics is not taught isn't schools anymore, neither is cursive. I have two high schoolers who work for me, both are in "Honors ELA." They both can barely write anything legible. They can't read or write cursive. They have horrible grammar and struggle to properly pronounce everyday words, and the admittedly don't read, nor are they assigned reading. I wasn't in honors English in high school, and I was required to read a book every week the first three years of school and was tested on them. These kids have no idea who Jack London is. 

  On top of that, we have communities, cities, school boards, lunatic governors, banning books throughout this country, and there is little push-back against it. There is little coverage from the media, and less coverage of the small push-back. Does the media/journalists not realize that they'll be next to be censored or banned. We are dumbing down our kids...We are dumbing down ourselves. 

 I'm going to keep writing, even if no one is reading...And I'm going to start searching again for whatever quirky blogs are out there, sharing their own little slice of madness.

Have a week.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Grow the F*ck Up Kids


@chaotic_philosopher I'm tired of workers' rights not being prioritized in this country. And we're entitled for suggesting it should be different... I don't think so. #workersrights #employeerights #workers #capitalismsucks #capitalism #thesystemisbroken #fyp ♬ original sound - ♻️🌎Chaotic Philosopher♾️🇺🇸

 This is little brat can fuck right the hell off! "Time blindness"!?!

 Okay, so I looked this horse shit up and people say it's a symptom some people with ADHD and Autism have...Ok...That sucks...But I don't care! As someone who has spent many years in management positions, I am here to tell you, it is not my job as a manager, nor is it the company/employer's job, to cater to your every whim or "need." It is not my job to make accommodations for you, so you can stroll into work whenever you want. That's not how business works. Yes, if you have a job, you are part of a business and the business doesn't give a damn about you avoiding looking at a watch, clock or that fucking phone you made this idiot TikTok on!

   And don't you dare come at me like I'm some evil, right wing, boardroom asshole. I'm liberal as fuck! Been kicked off Twitter 5 times for telling Republicans they're pieces of shit. The facts are, some of this crap is just straight up laziness and entitlement. Some have ailments, but some are just fucking lazy...and again it's not my responsibility overcome your ailment for you. It's on you and your doctors. If you want to be a functioning member of society, you gotta knuckle up.

 I have full time job that I get paid for 40 hours a week, but I work at least 50 hours a week. Why? Because of lazy people. People who call off, people who don't want to work full-time. People who don't want to work. People who don't take initiative. People who just want to paycheck to appear in their bank account, without having to earn it.  I also have a part-time job I was asked to work,  because of people needing accommodations and lazy people.

  Yeah, I'm a 48 year old man, who started working at 13. Do I sound bitter? Probably. I'm not bitter about having to work. I like going to work. I'm happy to work. I would feel weird not going to work and busting out food in that kitchen. But I'm sick of this TikTok generation that thinks the whole world owes them an easy life. "Chaotic Philosopher", you hate capitalism, fine, fuck off. Find somewhere to live without money. Who paid for your phone you made that TikTok on? Who pays for the WiFi you're using? Who pays for your clothes, or that bedroom you're sitting in, spewing your ignorance? Who paid for you "time blindness" diagnosis? I'm going to guess your parents' hard work. You'd be fucked without it. 

 Yes miss, you are a spoiled, entitled, obnoxious brat. Set alarms, write yourself notes, take initiative. Grow the fuck up.

 You will never make the societal changes that live in your lazy ass, TikTok dreams, by bitch, moaning, and complaining that the world should make everything easy for you. 

Fuck TikTok! 

Except the funny stand-ups on their!


Sunday, October 8, 2023

Monday Moaning (10-9-23)


  Yep, it's 2023 and I'm still starting a blog off with some eye-candy! Why? Because clickbait works. Always has, always will. Doesn't matter if it's a bullshit headline, or an attention grabbing thumbnail. They get the job done. What, is someone going to cancel my blog? I haven't posted anything since March, the spastic, internet police have bigger fish to fry than me. But don't worry, I'm not the same guy that I used to be, way back in the early blogging wars day...Like when I created another page called "Cock Burger" just to troll some other bloggers from "The Sporting News" blogging community, after one of them accused me of having "no balls" and I posted pictures of my cock and balls as well as some shots of me polishing the bishop and yes, I snapped a pic busting...great shot of the load in flight. Ahhh, the glory days of the internet, when it was the Wild West.

  Enough reminiscing about the past, let's talk about the here and now. 

I haven't written squat about sports in a few years, but they're still something I truly enjoy. This weekend has inspired me to fire off a few hot takes for the sports world.

1. After getting shutout Sunday by the Saints, it's time. The New England Patriots need to fire Bill Belichick. Yeah, he had a great run, but it all started slipping away when he made it clear he wanted to move on from Tom Brady, and Brady wanted to get away from him and constantly taking pay cuts for "the good of the team." Brady clearly came out on top, winning a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay and padding his stats. Bill, just started slowly floundering, and no longer seems to have the mystique that made guys want to play for him...and good coaches wanting to be his assistants. The team is a shit-show. His hand-picked QB is an asshole and he's not that good. Mr. Kraft needs to kick Bill to the curb. Time for a full-scale rebuild.

2. If you ever followed me, you know I'm a longtime, Notre Dame fan. I've never been one to be the guy saying fire the coach a year or two in...But I am now. Marcus Freeman seems like a great guy. He's an excellent coordinator, and good coach. But good doesn't cut it. Everyone was talking non-stop about this being a playoff team and National Championship contender. Non-stop hype about transfer QB, Sam Hartman. Listen, let us never again fall head over heels in love with a guy based solely off the stats he put up at Wake Forest. It was Wake Forest. A good QB at Wake Forest doesn't mean he's the First round NFL pick, savior at a major football program. He's fucking average...But back to Freeman. 10 men on the field the last two plays against Ohio State. Piss poor play calling before that, helping to put the defense on the ropes. Piss poor and boring play calling against Duke, barley getting out of there with a win. Then getting completely pushed around all night by Louisville and losing in embarrassing fashion. His record is 14-7 and that isn't going to get you anywhere near the College Football Playoffs. Freeman needs to go.

One announcer talked about ND playing 4 prime-time games against ranked teams in row, looking ahead to USC this week, and talking how "taxing" it must be and "hard on these young men."  WHAT!?! Mother fucker, that's exactly why they signed up to go to Notre Dame. ND refuses to lock into a conference 100%, so they have to build a strong schedule. They're getting scholarships and now NIL deals, they knew what they signed up for. That whole Offensive line should be running laps all week long...They were fucking atrocious.

3. Hockey Season is about to get started and there has been a trend for too many years now that's only getting worse. Clean hits leading to having to fight. I'm never the guy trying to take fighting out of hockey. If a guy takes a cheap shot, dirty hit, keeps slashing you, yeah, drop the gloves, beat his ass. But if you take a clean, legal check, get up, get back in the play, don't be  a fucking child. And fuck anyone of your teammates who thinks he has to jump the guy that just put you into the boards with a perfectly clean hit. That happens, he should be suspended two games for being an asshole.

And fuck Mark Stone for bitching about a kid doing anything he can to make the roster...Kid blasted him with a good clean hit, Stone and his whole team jumped the kid and then after the game Stone talked shit about the kid and his career and bitched about the hit. I'm rooting for Stone to get his knee Nick Chubbed opening night!

That's it for now...

Have a week.