Seriously, there isn't much of a use for them. Sure, when you put cash on them you can't exchange them for cash, you gotta use that card in that store and no where else. So why not give money as gifts? If you're really gonna give a gift card, then you should give money. Because maybe I got better things to do with 50 bucks then spend it in BestBuy. Maybe I need new clothes or something.
And Gift Cards usually have no benefit to the consumer either. Unless its BestBuy, they have a Gamers Gift Card which if you look on the back of the case, there's a 5 dollar off any game thats 20 bucks or more. I usually take a stack of 10 with me to the register, put a penny on each. And throw the cards away. The only thing I need is what is on the back.
But what I was really thinking, about these horrible gift cards. Is that, there's a big way to screw over the consumer with them. And since all consumers are basically dumb to buy gift cards in the first place. Here's my evil idea on how to make Gift Cards more worse then they are.
First, set an Expiration Date. Thats right! If you don't use it within 3 months, it will expire. Meaning how much whoever put on that gift card will be lost and that store just made 100% profit. Thats not even the most evil part.
Since we're setting up expiration dates on the gift cards. And gift cards are in high demand around the christmas time. Right after christmas and maybe a month or two as well. Rise your prices. Make your video games 3 bucks more. You're movie 2 bucks more and so on. Rise all the prices in your store.
And leave it like that for those couple months. Until all those gift cards that were purchased expire. Yes. All the people with gift cards will HAVE to spend their card on something that is more expensive here, then somewhere else. And have no choice because they can't exchange it for money.
So all the people who had to get gift cards will be buying your stuff and you'll be getting profit on top of it. Sure, people will bitch. But like I said consumers are dumb. They would of given money in the first place.
So, I'm bit of anal retentive, neo-nazi facist when it comes to spelling. Well mine anyway. I run Mozilla Firefox and have a plug-in on it that will underline words that are misspelled and you can highlight and right click and a list will appear of the correct word.
But that doesn't work all the time and doesn't work on certain web pages (including Journal Entries). And that really pisses me off, because that would be a nifty feature, so that people wouldn't have an excuse to misspell their words incorrectly and not care about it.
I really don't mind it when other people misspell, thats their own business, not mine. But I do care when I misspell, because I'm wondering if they can understand what the fuck I'm typing about since its misspelled.
I can usually catch myself and spell the word correctly without having much trouble. But sometimes, when I feel like being fancy and putting in those 5 and 10 cent words to make the readers think I'm a smart guy I dribble and stumble over the word like a palsy victim playing a game of 1on1 against Lebron James. Just right now, I had trouble spelling the word victim and had to do a yahoo search so they can give me a correct spelling... God I'm so horrible..
But this would be a great feature for me and probably a low percentage of other users that would like this because we wouldn't have to be using other applications to check our spelling. Like Microsoft Word for example. That is mainly used so I can type a word that is misspelled so horribly that you'd think it was Russian and then spell check it for the correct spelling.
So, an update for journal entries. It will help you to help me describe myself better and give a easier understanding with out jumping through all the hoops by using different applications.
So I've been thinking for awhile. My friend and I had an arguement about "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" will always be shows that you'll watch around christmas time (or Thanksgiving time since they like to push Christmas so much) with your family. And this is what I began to think and have been thinking for quite some time.
The Show/Book is basically a huge theme of being togeather with the family and being happy for what you have and not taking anything for granted. What the original meaning of Christmas was. And now, I start to think, do you really think that if Dr. Seuss wrote that book today, would it really work with today's culture?
My big point is at the end when The Grinch has all the presents and is on Who Mountain or whatever its called and all the Who's from Whoville notice that all the presents are gone and everything else. Would they still go outside to sing around the Non-Existent Who-Tree still in today's age?
Or if it would of happened to us. If there was really a Grinch and stole all our presents. We will still go out and celebrate being alive? No, we wouldn't. We would bitch, complain and find out who stole our presents. We are a greedy country. There is no doubt about it. The only Christmas spirit we would have is if we're getting our Goddamn iPod Nano because we fucking deserve it this year! And thats not really the true meaning of Christmas.
Even I, myself was greedy this year. I was kinda irked off that I didn't get something I wanted. And I relized this as well and tried to get over it. Because I was in the Giving Mood. I didn't have much money, but I gave presents as well.
So in Conclusion, if there was a Grinch and stole our presents, we wouldn't be feeling the Christmas Spirit. We would be pissed and be wanting to take it out on somebody. Its pretty much true too. And finally the Grinch would get his way, Laughing his Ass carrying everything back up to Who-Mountain, listening to your iPod Nano and thinking how much profit he can get out of all the crap he horked on Ebay. 100% profit! Because he didn't spend a Damn thing!
So there's a shit load of the dollar pizza's that you find at you're local Supermarket. The cheap smaller than Pizza Huts personal pan pizza's. But they aren't bad if you cook them right.
I've been having this idea in my head that if you cook one of these small pizza's on the stove, on a skillet of course (duh I'm not that dumb, but I was wrong in the end). This whole thought began that when the pizza started to cook, all the grease and juices from the frozen pizza sauce and pepperoni would goto onto the skillet and kinda mesh with the bottom of the pie and bring a new taste to it....
....Well thats what I thought anyway...
First I put it on frozen. In hindsight I should of let it defrost and maybe my idea would of turned out better. So when I was picking the pizza up to check it every so many minutes, the top was getting heated a bit but not as bad as the bottom.... It was starting to burn..... I kinda relized that would happen when I put it on the skillet, but was too lazy to stop.
The pizza was a darkish black on the bottom. But it didn't taste that bad....
I just had another thought on cooking these little pizza's. Have a double pizza. Cook 2 in the oven, with the 2nd upside down on the first pizza. You can have a double sausage/pepperoni pizza!! I'll give the results for that idea on a later date...
I came on to rant on about something else and I can't remember what I was gonna rant about... So here's what I'm gonna rant about for this entry.
Why I can't remember shit when I want to rant about it. Its too frustrating. Not just for ranting, but for anything else. If I forget a bands name, or a friends name or something that my brain should know. It just eats at me like a like a priest at a boy scout jamboree.
And I'll sit there or stand there. Oblivious to the surroundings around me. I wouldn't care what was going on or who I was talking to because it was just killing me because I forgot about something I was either thinking about a couple hours ago or should of known about to begin with.
I think I should carry a fricken notebook to jot some stuff down I think about that is totally rhetorical.
But there's my entry. and my rant. Its eating at me bad and its pissing me off. Who knows, maybe I'll remember it when at 3 am when I'm trying to sleep or whatever.
The Cheap Bastard I am. I finally played X-Men Legends... No I didn't buy it, I borrowed it from a buddy. $7.99 looks really tempting at EB Games so who knows in the future!!
My brother tried it first before me and thought it sucked. I thought to myself no way can a game that got so much praise suck to him. Its multiplayer and him and I set down to play it. And the first thing I thought was....
"Holy Fuck, this is like Baldur's Gate!!" Only at that time it was more like, "Holy Fuck, this is like that one game, You know the top view Hack and Slash RPG... You know what game I'm talking about, Kinda like Diablo II!" And then around three hours later, it hit me like a Fat Woman charging at full speed at a 2 Big Mac's for 4 Bucks. "Its like Baldur's Gate!" Is what I said. And thats what I've been basing this game on, Baldur's Gate. A game I barely played 5 secs. I know, I should be punished.
But this game is really great. Except for the whole Wolverine thing.... Saying Wolverine is your favorite X-Man is like saying Gene Simmons is your favorite member from KISS. They are both overrated IMO.
As much as I dig Nightcrawler, he wasn't as useful as say Wolverine, so he wasn't on our team much. Sadly, Wolverine was always on our team. I hate to say it, but he's good at what he does. But for the game, I was always into Ice Man or Cyclops. Especaily Ice Man. For some reason since the original Mortal Kombat, I like to be the guy that freezes your ass and beats the holy hell out of you. And that was fun as hell when I maxed out Ice Man's freeze so he can freeze multiple enemies.
I'm a big Marvel fan and this game connected to me on so many ways. Since its upto 4 players its really great as a "get some of your buddies and kill some baddies" kinda game. Its a repetitive hack and slash game with the baddies getting harder each level. But that didn't bother me as I was determined to kick as much ass as I could to level my guy up.
In closing, this is a fun game. No doubt about it. Even for 8 bucks at EB Games (Xbox version mind you). And its a blast when you got some buddies around to kill people. Especially if you have a Beast/Wolverine combo where if you're buddy is Wolverine you can just basically pick him up with either Beast/Rogue or Colousus and throw his ass off to a excruciating death off the map just for kicks Sure the move is meant for an attack, but everybody once or twice in their lifetime has wanted to throw Logan off a cliff. Its very enjoyable.
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So less with than 3 hours of sleep (went to bed around 3ish, acutally got went to sleep around 4ish, got up around 7ish). I decided to start cleaning my room or atleast my area because it was very disgusting. Not because of me, but because of a younger silbling. Leaving many upon many cups/plates/silverware around my area used with weeks upon build-up. And not to mention other things that this person shouldn't be doing. It pisses me off that he leaves the area full of its wastes. So after becoming really pissed. I decided to clean it up myself. Vacuum, Spray, Turn bed over and put a new sheet on. And give him a ranting and a raving about how much it pisses me off. I was about on my 1st cup of coffee when that was complete.
Yes, I relized that if I wanted to stay up and try to goto bed at a resonable time tonight, I would need to pump my stomach with more coffee than I could handle. And I would need to keep myself busy thoughout the day and night. Because even with coffee, I could just lay down and snooze until who knows when.
So about Seven hours later and 6-7 cups of coffee (cream and 5-6 spoons of sugar included). I'm still at it. Finally getting the Febreeze/Pledge/Chlorine/Glass Cleaner and any other detergent smell off of me by taking a well deserved shower. I can say that I'm done for the day. And I'm making preparations for tomorrows work for it to get done. And with less coffee as my sleep schedule should be intact.
But my rant is about respecting other people area's. It should be a must. Its a huge Key for having a roommate. If you have some guy messing with your stuff or making your area look like somewhere Rosie 'O Donnell wouldn't lay at. Thats making you look like a pig because its your area. It doesn't matter if you're not the one doing it. If it looks like trash, you look like trash. Not the person who makes it look like trash. They have their area looking decent because they don't trash it up. Only yours.
And thats what pisses me off. Thats a huge sign of disrespect. If you even make a mess around your Roomie's area. You should be a Man and clean it up how you found it. Not lay it there for somebody with knowledge of Responsibilities to take care of it.
And thats when you gotta set the line and tell it how it is and if they aren't cool with that. Thats when problems come up. And I'm good at solving problems. Its no biggie.
But thats the end of my Rant. Disrespect onto my area is Disrespect onto me and that gets on my nerves and I only know a couple ways to solve it.
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You can't deny it. Movies are getting more worse by the day. Plunging your head in a toilet while your bud just had a bad night of Taco's and Beer is more entertaining than watching some of this horrible shit. Gee, that sounds like a Jackass skit... Or maybe its been done, who knows.
But the movies are coming out 20 bucks a piece. Thats almost too much to begin with. Especaily for some of the films. Do you really want to spend 20 bucks for The Grudge? No, neither do I, I'd rather rent Ju-On from the library for free watch it, and if I like it, buy it. Because its a better film. Not some crappy J-Horror Rip off. PG-13 bullshit. Don't get me started on that yet, I'll save that for a later Rant.
And what happens when these bad flicks come out in the theaters? They are put on Torrents for downloads for free. Sure, its illegal. But it should be a big fucking hint that we aren't willing to spend money on that trash.
I feel really bad when I have to spend 4 bucks at Cinemark on a film that might not be worth it. I think it should be cheaper. And the Dollar Cinemark Theater in Mansfield does it justice because thats actually worth it. Well the Drive would make it about the same, but if you got out with a group of people, the cost is a big difference. And you wouldn't feel so bad for watching Employee of the Month...... Yea, I was still too cheap to see it then as well. Dane Cook in a PG-13 movie?? Yea... I'm not seeing that (again with the PG-13 thing, its sounding like a better and better Rant!).
But even after the film comes out, I don't goto BlockBuster, HollywoodVideo, MovieGallery, or any of those places, I spend 50 cents at the library and they have a great selection. And if they don't have it, I can find it easily online and they can send for it from cleveland, and those are for free!! Damn I'm a cheap Bastard. But a good one. I've seen alot of films for under 10 bucks and didn't think twice about it.
My whole family is a movie whore collector though. And so am I. I love to collect movies. But only when they are really cheap. Or when they are used at EB Games and at a good price (I almost considered buying The Grudge, The Ring 2, and A Few Good Men all for 10 bucks, but didn't because they didn't have the Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale. Thats right I want to save 2 bucks!)
EB Games usually has a great selection of movies. Most of them are stolen from Wal-Mart, BestBuy, FYE, ect. Thats why you see so many season TV on DVD sets at EB Games. They know its stolen, they alert the people at the afore mentioned stores. But they do nothing. Hell, there's about 4 copies of The Godfather Collection at my EB Games for 30 bucks. Thats a steal... I just haven't gotten myself to buy it yet.
But if you must buy new, some stores have been doing some great things to try and make 20 bucks not such a bad thing. Take Best Buy. Their New Release movies are usually around 16.99 bucks a piece. And to top if off, they usually have a 2 for 20 deal that if you buy that new release they'll have about 3 other movies (they usually range from 5-7 bucks) and you can pick them both up for 20 bucks. Its an alright deal. But sometimes the cheaper DVD is usually better.
And here comes the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DVDs. And they cost more as well. usually more than 10-15 bucks then the 20 buck DVDs. And sure the quality is better but is it really worth it?? And the huge format war is really bad because for one. All the Film Distrubitors are split on if they ship onto Blu-Ray or HD-DVD. So you would basically have to have both formats to enjoy your movie on for a better quality. More Money because of stupid Companies making you choose. Its basically the same of having to buy a Nintendo Product to play Zelda and a Microsoft Product to play Halo. Both great games. I just don't think movies should be ran like that.
So on the Format war, I'm sticking to plain DVD. They are cheaper. And I don't have to choose. This format war wasn't as simple and easy when the jump from VHS to DVD. It was plainly easy to see for that one. But just as the console war, we will see what happens.
And back onto the price of DVDs. Maybe if they start making movies that are worth seeing. Then 20 bucks wouldn't seem so bad. Until then. I'll be seeing whats available at my Library. Keep on reading True Believers!!
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.....Naw, I'm a pretty fucked up guy, everyone knows that by now!
So I've seen I've been getting views on my journal. Either people are reading it or just coming by reading a view words and thinking that, "this guy must be a dick" and goto something else. But obvious somebody's reading them so I'm typing 'em. And if there's nobody reading 'em. I'd still be typing 'em. Because I have no life, and who knows most of the best writers became famous after they died...... No put the gun down, you gotta write something first...
I have alot of reviews to do because I've seen some stuff and wanted to get my opinion on it and let people know how I thought of it. Thats right, I know people worry what I think it is!! But first let me begin ranting.
My dad comes home and tells me that some guys at work read my stuff off of RT. Especially about Why My Grandpa Went to Hell speil and I was thinking, "Oh shit, I obviously pissed off some people with the words I said." Because as I can remember I basically crucified the film upside down and on fire with no piss to go with it. But then I thought, "Wouldn't they rather have the truth, then alot of bullshit said in their face?"
Its like that how that old saying goes, "If it looks like a duck, talks like a duck, swims like a duck... Guess what? Its a duck!" If you were working on something and put your time into in and then seen your finished product, wouldn't you relize it yourself that it sucked majorly?
I did bash it pretty heavily but I did give a few good remarks. So it wasn't a total loss. And you learn from your mistakes and try to do a better job next time. Well thats what I think anyway. And I'm pretty much thinking about thinking about getting the 10 buck DVD because One, its 10 bucks. I crave 10 buck DVDs at Best Buy for Christ Sake. And Two, there was alot of good lines. And it would be a good opprotunity to remember those said lines and at a party say them to get a huge laugh... Thats right, ass raping for the benefits.
That Star Trek joke just gets me every time. And what didn't get me was the Fake Ass Wrestling Shit. I used to do some of that backyard wrestling when I was a young teen. And it looked more real... Well, thats only true because I never held anything back. Big guys always like to throw around the smaller guys, especially the ones that don't have alot of muscle. Easier to throw... Remember, Muscle weighs more than Fat kids..... Thats what I say everyday anyway.
But in Retrospect. This entry was about whether or not to say what I feel or just STFU. And I could do the latter... But why would I have a journal and put entries in it if I wasn't saying the truth or atleast on how I felt. The truth hurts. But its better than bullshit.
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I'm only mad because OSU just lost to Florida. And at a horrible score. Ugh!! Give me a small kitten to choke!! hah. Just joking PETA. You know I stopped joking animals since that last law suit. But onto what I'm ranting on about for the moment.
Guitar Hero II reveals some of their new songs on Xbox 360!!!!
but for you non-linking wannabe's I'll just give ya the low down on the songs.
Opening Licks: The Toadies -- "Possum Kingdom"
Amp Warmers: Pearl Jam -- "Life Wasted"
String Snappers: Alice Cooper -- "Billion Dollar Babies"
Thrash and Burn: Deep Purple -- "Hush"
Return of the Shred: Rick Derringer -- "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo"
Relentless Rifts: My Chemical Romance -- "Dead"
Furious Fretwork: Iron Maiden -- "Trooper"
And this is what has conspired for me to rant about. Last song. Iron Maiden - The Trooper. A great song. Iron Maiden has to be one of the best Metal bands around. I'm a huge fan. Why shouldn't you be? Cuz like If I like Maiden, you do. And if I like to punt puppies across the street you should too, correct???
But this song, is really the proverbial dick into Sony's ass because RedOctance, who basically was gaurded by Sony, screws over Sony and the people who bought Guitar Hero I and II because Guitar Hero II is basically a bigger and better version on the 360. But I saw this coming. I just can't believe the fanboys didn't.
This game is really just another game that is making the 360 looking so damn good. Sure its gonna be 100 bucks with the controller (but its the white xplorer guitar, I think its worth it!). And with new songs on the game, and other things that haven't been announced but probably mandatory (new characters, costumes, arena's). The game is looking damn good. And since Xbox is download friendly. They will have songs for you to download for the game. Will it cost money, sure. But will it be worth it. I think so.
There's also rumours hitting the fans about effect pedals being made for the xbox 360 version. Sony who didn't want effect pedals. Microsoft who loves to stick it to Sony will probably take a loss just to make the fanboys (yes me!) happy about effect pedals. Finally I can say WAAAAAAH all I want.
This is setting to come out in March. M$ is delievering alot of heavy blows this year. Who knows what they'll buy next.
EDIT: Here's a link to another site, giving more information on the upcoming game. Goes more indepth than the previous.
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My friend lent me this game. I already knew about the hype of this game. And it was basically over hyped because of how rare it was to find. But just because it was over hyped doesn't make it a bad game. Its pretty good.
You play as Phoenix Wright. A rookie attorney who takes a case to try and save his best friend from being found guilty of murder. And as a rookie attorney, he's going to be rough around the edges and a bit unfamilar with some of the law.
The story is great. It mixes alot of different storytelling like comedy, drama and a bit of suspense. The Characters in the game are all well rounded and fit their way they act. The animation is of a anime esque style. And the fans of anime will like the way this looks.
If you're expecting a action game or a game with alot of movement. This is not your game. You basically go through each case looking for clues thinking of your case and then trying to find your client not guilty. Its like a episode of Matlock only animeish and more humorous.
But if you like a game with a good mystery and you get to solve it yourself. This is a great find. I found every case fun and interesting except for the last one. That one bored me to death. But that case was a bonus case that built off on the 4th case.
If you're interested in this game. Toys 'R Us should have them in stock for 20.00 bucks. A great deal for this rare sought after game.
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