Ok, I haven’t cared too much about this topic until yesterday.
Here is one of the commercials shown at the Super Bowl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iCryRWyEcc&feature
I thought that was hilarious. And then the next day I see this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dFuWADnpIg&feature=player_embedded
Are you kidding me?!?
That is not racist. Racism is a limitless, undying, and deep-seeded hatred for someone solely because of the color of their skin. That isn’t even close to the case here.
Actually thinking that the commercial is racist is being more racist than the commercial itself is. For some reason, everyone looks at everything that happens in the world through this lens of discrimination. Like everything that happens is demeaning to someone. It’s not just racism though, its also sexism and homophobia. I think I figured it out. People figured out a long time ago that they could get what they want just by saying they felt offended or discriminated against. If you’re gay, poor, a woman, or any race other than Caucasian you can pull the sexism/racism etc… card and have whatever they don’t like removed. They don’t actually feel like victims of racism. But if they want something to go away they can just say they are offended and it will disappear. Obviously racism/sexism etc… is still around, but not nearly as much as people would like to think it is.
Worst. Movie. Ever. Made.
Whenever there is a movie made from a video game, people think “Well it isn’t going to be good at all.” One man is responsible for this stereo type and his name is Uwe Boll. Here is a list of his movies http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0093051/
Don’t bother researching any of them because critics everywhere widely regard all of his movies as being some of the worst movies ever made.
The acting is bad, the special effects are the worst, the script is horribly cheesy, and the action is hilarious. (In the bad way)
There is a scene where a woman is in a car and randomly shoots a harpoon through the roof and it hits a helicopter and makes it crash. What luck!
So yeah I watched Far Cry and it is a disgrace to film making.
Nine times out of ten, when something bad happens (school shooting, a murderer gets caught, other violent crimes, etc…) something gets blamed for it. Music, movies, and video games are constantly blamed for these things.
Every time Police find a Playstation in the home of a murderer everybody looks at each other and nods knowingly. You know what else they probably found in his house? Books, a TV, a computer, *GASP* a toilet! Where’s the proof? Whenever an organization makes an accusation like this there is always an ‘expert’ who backs it up. Not everybody with a degree is qualified to make statements like this. All I have to do is write a book related to the topic and I can call myself an expert? Count me in.
The claim is that media desensitizes people to violence and makes them more prone to participate in it. Lets take a poll: Have you seen a violent movie and didn’t cringe all the way through it? Now, if you answered ‘yes’ to that last question, do you think its gross to crush spiders? If you answered yes to that question congratulations, you are not desensitized!
Why are so many organizations intent on banning violent video games and movies? There is a perfectly good system set up: Independent rating boards judge the content of the media and rate it accordingly. If they find it too questionable you have to be of a certain age to buy/own it. That’s a federal law that all retail stores follow. If kids are getting their hands on them still thats the parents’ fault. There is nothing more the government can do without violating parents’ rights. The government can’t take the place of parents! Its never worked in the past and it never will! Ug this bugs me.
Entertainment media is never the reason for violence, its just the excuse!
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Ok, the title is misleading. I always wear my seat belt. And I think that people who don’t need a head examination. But why is there a law that forces me to do it? Will anyone else get hurt by me not wearing my seat belt? Of course not. Only I will get hurt. How is it different from people who smoke? Lets Compare them:
People who don’t wear their seat belts vs. People who smoke:
-Both understand the risks
-Both are at a high chance of being injured or dying by doing what they are doing
-Both groups are only hurting themselves by doing what they are doing.
-But one of them is illegal.
I’m responsible for me. And me only. If I want to smoke and rot my lungs and throat from the inside out I’ll do it! And the government doesn’t have the right to tell me I can’t. But they force me to wear my seat belt. Shouldn’t it be my choice to put my own life at risk?
Again, I think that not wearing your seat belt is stupid. But it should be your choice. Not something that someone that forces you to do.
So I started Driver’s Ed today (finally). Wow. Imagine every dumb person you have ever met in your entire life. Done? Ok. Now put every one of those people in the same room. Now toss in the worst teacher ever and you have a PARTY up in there.
Seriously, the people behind me wouldn’t shut their stupid mouths. People like the girls behind me are the sole reason that blond jokes exist. She is talking to her friend, very loudly:
ditz 1: “I got suspended for 1 day for punching a boy in the face!”
ditz 2: “Thats so dumb!”
ditz 1: “He f***ing deserved it too.”
ditz 1: “And then he cried! He f***ing cried! OMYGOSH!”
Then she packs up to leave way before class is even gone, and the teacher tells her to sit down. And she looks at the teacher like ‘What the heck? Don’t I get to leave whenever I want or something?’
Only 13 more days……
Lots of people know that I like to rant a lot. And Tyler just made a blot, so I figuredthat this would be as good a place as any to rant.