Friday, July 29, 2016

Messed up words

Ok, I realize that depending on how (and where?) you have accessed my blog might prevent you from listening to these music clips. If you just want to read something I suggest clicking on one of my favorite posts over there on the sidebar.

she never listens to youtube clips

I enjoy listening to these oldies. Often my crazy mind wanders upon a few silly updated words for the lyrics. Even if the parody is not so great the original song still is.

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss pokeball
It had to be
The only one for me is you
And you for me
So pokemon together

Don’t you know?

Ain’t no smartphone smart enough
Ain’t no battery low enough
Ain’t no wi-fi weak enough
To keep me from readin your blog

These blogs are made for reading
Are you ready blogs? Start reading.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

a sign of the times

my dog can't read

no not that sign

Proofreading spelling grammar = good sign

wonderful things to see if you look up

ignore this, the post is so slow you probably stopped already

Wow, I didn't realize I've collected way too many sign pictures over the years. 

What was I going to post? Oh yeah, that big hit game I've never played, Pokemon Go (oh I'm not going to bother to figure out how to put that accent sign on top of the 'e' in Pokemon. I don't even know what it means anyway)

Maybe collecting pokemons is more rewarding than my odd sign pictures collection (I snapped the first and fourth pictures on trips) but I don't think so.

I got my sign picture taking from my mom

From the old-guy-who-put-quarters-into-a-machine to play video games long ago, I say don't do it. You'll get addicted to it and waste too much of your time. Life really can be short, especially if you run into a tree, sideswipe a cop car or cause who knows what type of accident playing with this augmented reality.

Jumping on the bandwagon probably is a phrase too old for the Pokemon Go players to use but I believe that communal feeling is a big driver in attracting new players. They are all doing it and yes past generations have flocked to other "they-are-all-doing-it" things too. This past month the Pokemon Go circus came to town. Actually to towns all over. It doesn’t call itself a circus but I suspect many people might call its players clowns. An unbelievable horde have jumped on the Pokemon Go bandwagon. (I don’t think it even comes with a band or any music either)

From what I've learned from video clips and news reports describing it, I believe the game is non-violent and promotes some outdoor activity. I also heard Angry Birds promoted physics. (I have actually played angry birds a few times. Fun but I couldn't figure out what was addicting about it.) Who knows? Now the birds will be getting even more angry.

Each of us have different views of the world around us which is a good thing. Often I wonder if my view is too tilted because things don’t always look all that straight to me. The first odd thing I noticed about this Pokemon Go craze was all the fake news stories on FB. It’s getting so bad I’m going to start calling it FakeBook.

The Daily Beast posted this interesting story about “the Pokemon Crime Wave”. Taken from the Daily Beast article:

"...But 10,000 people shared that first story on Facebook. More than 64,000 shared the last one. And the Pokémon highway accident? Three hundred eighty-four thousand shares on Facebook in a couple of days.
And none of them are real.
CartelPress is just one part of the Pokésteria. "

FakeBook members love to reshare shocking news without ever reading past the headline.

Now there have been a few real accidents related to Pokemon Go. But more importantly IMHO, is the increase in malware Pokemon related apps. Hackers, are like sharks smelling blood in the water.

Even an electronic store I’ve been know to visit for a gadget or two jump on the bandwagon with a promotion of portable battery smartphone chargers for your Pokemon Go adventures.

I found this next example funny. Funny because I thought back to my own dating days (going steady, wearing someone’s ring, cruising were common activities back then) and thinking if I had suggested a Poke Date to a girl I probably would have felt the slap before I heard the rejection.

So a Chicago startup dating service jumped on the bandwagon too. They are offering Poke Dates. Here’s a story on that one.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I could use a joke

Let's stop a minute and take a rest. If I joke about it, then my mind won't treat it like a problem - right?

Two old guys walk into a bar ….

<<<< Probably not, your joke is not going to help much today.

Yeah but it’s NOT really a problem anyway.
It’s only natural. The normal course of events shouldn’t be a problem.

Going downhill should be easy and fun. I remember rolling down hills as a kid. The world just flipped over and over. I would end up a little dizzy and might have grass stains on my pants. Oh the sand dunes were the best, no grass stains there. I was fine with over this hill and then that hill. I loved roller coaster thrills.

Sure a few of those that fall fast to the very bottom often don’t make it back up to the top. Often life is what it is.

Ok maybe I’ll try a different path. No sense in dropping too fast. I’m not in a big rush to get there.

Hey if a knee blows out in a forest, will anyone hear it?

<<<<  How's your knees?

How much does a knee replacement cost? Don't answer. I'm sure it is what the market will bear. However if you see a bear coming I'm sure you would be glad to have trusty knees instead of rusty ones. Do bears like rusty knees? Don't answer.

Hey, listen, I have seen some funny sights on my path of life which reminds me, didn't I start telling a joke?

Oh yeah, so the second guy turns and says....

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