Monday, January 03, 2011

Cleanup time...

Went through and deleted a bunch of posts with broken images, bad memories and just generally to get rid of the shitstorm that the blog had become. Hopefully I'll feel motivated to replace this thing or write more soon...we shall see.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Post Testing

This is only a test. Apparently none of my images made the transfer during my blogger FTP migration process. Why am I still using blogger?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I think it's time to start again...

My head is very much clear again. I feel like I am ready. More to come soon...In the meantime, enjoy this:

Friday, May 26, 2006

Why I’m not writing much…

As ironic as it may seem, the title which I chose for this endeavor of useless web writing nonsense (read: blog), has become part of a theme as to why I am hardly ever writing anything.  Let me try to clear that up for those not in my head.  “The Frustration Chronicles” has become a stagnant pool of Internet water because I am frustrated.  Make sense now?  If it did before you should probably go visit a doctor…anyone that can follow my odd line of thinking more than once a day would do well do get themselves examined by a professional (and I use that term loosely – see below).

I have been frustrated for many reasons.  There are most likely too many subjects which I could rant on about for days that no one would read.  But that isn’t the big problem.  The bigger problem lies between my ears.  My brain, as of late, seems to have taken a pseudo-sabbatical from letting me do any type of deep thought.  I have trouble concentrating when I would like to write.  Too many ideas?  Too much rage?  No, I don’t think that’s the problem.  I think the problem is drug related.  Yes folks, you heard me right, drug related.  No, I’m not lucky enough to have access to good old fashioned street drugs.  I’m talking about Rx.  You know what I mean, you go see a doctor and they sit down with that little notepad in front of them, pen in hand…just itching…almost like a junkie to find the right words to write on that little pad so you can go to your pharmacy and get the new miracle drug of the week.  I personally am fucking sick of it.  I am, and have been, on a bit of a personal quest to get off of the multiple miracle drugs that these people have been putting me on for the last few years of my life.  I am not the healthiest person on the planet, that is a given.  What I want now though, is to get back to my normal, broken body without any of the daily miracle cure regimen.

But I digress…the problem and the reason I want to get off the drugs is that I feel like I can’t think.  Sometimes I don’t have any motivation.  Okay, most of the time.  I feel like a zombie.  Trapped in this body.  Walking about, doing nothing for no reason and not sure why.  Is this possibly the real purpose of the new miracle drugs?  It’s much easier to control a world full of (to quote myself) “unthinking, subservient robots”.  I don’t know, maybe that’s not really what’s happening.  I’m going to go see what’s on tv.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Rant #1

Rant #1 – (originally written on 7/22/2005)
by Rob

I must start out by saying I am writing this because I don’t think I can express vocally the many thoughts I wish to get out of my head without becoming overcome by rage therefore making it completely incoherent. I am not the most eloquent speaker to begin with, but these topics fill me with so much anger that an attempt at disseminating them in spoken word would prove futile.

That said, I must say that we, as a country, and as a society in general, are heading down a horrible path that I fear has no recourse or return. Every single day I hear something that makes this more and more clear to me. We have become overcome by fear and have tossed all rationale out the window as we careen towards a country/society of unthinking, subservient robots. Logic is gone. Reason is gone. Do we even listen to the things coming out of our own mouths? Or even worse, out of the mouths of the media, government “leaders”, and perhaps worst of all the numerous groups that are supposed to stand for civil liberties and rights of all individuals. We have disregarded all logical thinking in favor of being politically correct. We have decided that fact is irrelevant in the face of popular opinion. Look at the media and you will see this is not a joke, but the new standard. The news is no longer a source of information, but rather a source of “entertainment”. All accountability is gone as well. Evidence of this is also directly related to the media. No longer is fact relevant, or even necessary for that matter. Listen to the first five minutes of your local news program and you will see that for yourself.

I must pause here and say that, obviously, not all of these observations come directly from me. I hear few, (very few unfortunately), people that share some or all of these ideas and opinions I am expressing here and I know that those individuals and groups would not mind that I am sharing and borrowing (and hopefully building) on these ideas because those same people know that much of this needs to be said and heard. Unfortunately, however, this is not happening. So I commend, and recommend that, anyone who feels the same as I or believes in any of the ideas I put forth here, please share and build on them. We need more people in this world that are willing to think for themselves and such discourse and dialog is the only way that will happen.

Religion is a plague on this planet; a cancer that is eating away all possibilities of having a peaceful global society. Religious radicals and religious intolerance are destroying our world. I have often said that almost every war in the history of the world was based on religious causation or some derivative of such beliefs. More blood has been shed in the name of various deities than could ever possibly be caused by disease, disaster, or human intervention combined.

At present the world as a whole is at a crossroads. We have many options on how to proceed and all signs are pointing to us making a wrong turn. The present could be, and should be, an exciting time as the world has the opportunity to become a global society: Full and diverse, while also open and tolerant. Technology has brought the entire world much closer together in so many ways, yet we continue to disregard these prospects in favor of stupidity and narrow-minded views.

I truly fear where we are headed. The thoughtless evaporation of our human rights and civil liberties is going virtually unnoticed. We are causally accepting the fact that our government is so rapidly taking control over anything and everything with so little justification or logical reasoning. I could go on and on with such examples as government intervention in video games, movies, music that is almost tantamount to censorship, but never described as such. We have no more control over a government that is supposed to be “For the people, by the people…” We always hear people saying what a great country this is; however this doesn’t necessarily seem so apparent to me anymore. We live in a country that’s ego has outgrown it’s brain. I don’t want to hear the pathetic argument that “If you don’t like it move somewhere else!” How about, “If you don’t like it, try and fix it…” because we, as a country and a society, are broken. The ego-maniacal “We’re #1!” mentality is driving us further and further into the wrong direction. A little humility could do us some good.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I have a tendency to rant...

If you ask anyone that knows me personally this can easily be confirmed. I thought about the concept of doing this (a blog) or something similar for quite a long time. In the past I have (verbally) gone on long rants and I am sure have offended at least a few people along the way. The method used here is different though; you can write and freely express yourself without seeing the reactions of others around you. This may or may not be a good thing. For me I would say it is probably the former so I will no longer have to see the looks of absolute shock, horror, or just general disbelief at some of the things I tend to say out loud. My point in this little post here is that in the time before I bothered to create this blog, I occasionally wrote a rant or two which I think I can now post here even though they were originally written simply for myself, to satisfy my own need to vent my frustration. Unfortunately, I think now, as much as ever, these thoughts are just as relevant as the many months ago as when they were first written. More rants to come soon...

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The First Post

This is the beginning. Of what exactly, I can't say. A way to cope with all the idiocy that surrounds me perhaps? Every time I leave the house I am disappointed in humanity. I say that a lot. And it's not a joke. Whether it's traffic, shopping, or just watching tv. All signs point to people getting more and more stupid every day. Me ranting about it won't fix anything, but it may make me feel better, or not.