Friday, December 21, 2012

Come on Really

Come on
OK this has my panties in a wad.
The shooting in Newtown was an absolute abomination.
Horrible beyond horrible.
I cannot even fathom the pain that this person wrought.
But I would like to stress that it is “this Person”
I am no gun enthusiast.
I own 1 shotgun, it was my dad’s.
I have fired twice 20 years ago. It currently sits in my father-in-laws gun vault.
The gun did not make this person do anything at all. The bullets did not whisper their madness into his innocent ears.
The dude was wrong in the head and found an instrument of destruction and used it.
If he had stolen a car and drove it into the school room would there be a cry for a ban on cars?
What if he had used a duck?
What if he had taken a bag full of ducks and started beating the poor children to death with fluffy mallards?
This outcry for more gun control is like saying my car’s engine light is on can you check the muffler?
All gun control does, is keep guns out of a law abiding citizens hand.
I can tell you right here and right now the very bestest place to start in trying to hinder* tragedies such as this.
At. Home.
It all starts at the home.
We as a society have just gotten worse and worse on how we treat each other and it is snowballing out of control. I don’t know HOW to fix it but that’s where it has to start.
Only by bringing the next generation up right and intelligently and respectfully can we ever hope of becoming better than we are.

*(I say hinder because horrible stuff will always happen, its just the way the world works).

Monday, December 17, 2012


You know whats scary?
I mean really scary!

A newfound asteroid gave Earth a close shave early today, zipping between our planet and the moon just two days after astronomers first spotted it.
Yeah basically 2 days ago an asteroid appears out of nowhere and, in astronomical terms, just grazed our face.
You know that scene in The Matrix where Neo Reeves is on the rooftop leaning way back as he dodges those bullets?
Kinda like that but there is no way we can get the planet to move like that (or wear that awesome trench coat)

Its not a matter of IF it is a matter of WHEN

for example:
Scientists have discovered about 9,000 near-Earth asteroids to date, but perhaps a million or more such space rocks are thought to exist.

And some of them are potentially dangerous. Observations by NASA's WISE space telescope suggest that about 4,700 asteroids at least 330 feet (100 m) wide come uncomfortably close to our planet at some point in their orbits.

Basically what this means is there is an entire army of tanks out there surrounding our little foxhole and they are all rumbling this direction. We know something is out there and we can hear them but all we have been able to do is spot 1 or 2 of them in the distance.

That’s scary and as humans we can’t do a single damn thing about it so why worry about it?
We should be using our global resources to make giant orbiting asteroid killing laser gun things.
Instead we make people like Britney and Lady Ga-Ga rich.

Yeah we deserve a good flattening.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Recently on the facebook a friend posted a maudlin post about how he is sad yet proud of his growing little boy.
It really hit home with me.
Childhood is like a really good book.
You first start not knowing what the story will be like just a vague idea as to the way it plays out. Sometimes it can be hard to really get it moving but you move along.
Soon enough the story pulls you in and captivates you. You are enthralled with all the elements. You enjoy your time getting to know these characters and living within their lives.
Time flies by as you hungrily devour each word.
The words zip by, then the chapters.
Then you are looking at the book and seeing how many pages are left.
A kind of sadness befalls you because you don’t want to see the story end, you are not ready to leave yet but there is the end right there looming closer and closer.
Finally the last chapter ends and you close the book.
All you have left is a memory of the story as your child then starts writing their next volume.

The end of childhood is like the passing of a loved one
Sure you are proud of your child and the accomplishments they have done but there will never be any more firsts for you.
No more first steps, first scares, first wonders
Like any death in your life all you can do is accept it and move forward.
At least with adulthood you still have a person whom you can love and loves you right back.
However, there will always be a hole in your life, a part of you will always miss the child that was.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I can name all the actors who have ever protrayed the Doctor in Doctor Who.
 I can name all the captains and the ships they commanded from Star Trek. 
I can tell you the difference between a quaffle and a bludger and name ten planets from Star Wars. 

Sitting at a stop sign in my car I could not for the life of me remember how to turn on the damn dome light.