Now you can rename your kids for $699.99! The common man mist pay $15 to purchase a token to get a new username? Give me a break, LiveJournal. I kinda want a new user name but not so badly that I'm gonna throw away $15 dollars. The purged user names that the system vomited back up should be free to whoever wants 'em on a first come first serve basis.
Vocal harmony If you're a member of this LJ community it's a given that you want to make more money. You feel cheated by life and just want to get that job that's both fun and profitable. The first step in this process is nailing that interveiw, and believe it or not this may hinge on your voice. I've heard many things about my voice over the years: That I yell and rant too much, whine, and don't make any sense when I open my mouth. Howver I have been told that I have a pleasant speaking voice, so it's all very confusing. Clearly I needed some advice if I'm going to get anywhere in the world while sholdering the burden of a stutter, so I watched Professor E.C. Buehler's Speech: Using Your Voice. If you're insecure about your voice just remember: you must be Heard, Understood, and Pleasing.
I'll let the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 bots explain it. There's still hope for us all.
Proof that the name Job doesn't guarantee employment This is a YouTube video about the Book of Job that shows the great lengths to convert Jesus' "lost children" Notice how of the voices of God and Satan sound alike? I'm sure this is just a coincidence. Don't accept any freebies given to you by Jehovah's witnesses unless it's a Burn in Hell Satan voice changer. That could come in handy.
Granny's reaching for your wallet Chris is a big fan of Bejeweled, a Wild Tangent game, but Wild Tangent may have created the worst gave ever: Super Granny. It's a platform game where a granny digs holes in the dirt and climbs ladders to save cats from an evil gnome. Granny takes pot shots at other game caracters "Let's see Laura Croft do that!", and guides you through every step in a level, insulting your intellingence--though to enjoy this game you'd have to be braindead or three years old. Thankfully the levels are short, but that doesn't lesen the game's stupidy.
Free trick or teating instructional video Today is Halloween and all across the country people are getting ready. Trick-or-treaters are making final adjustments to their costume while stocking up on eggs and rolls of Charmin for the job tonight. Adults who are stuck at home handing out candy no doubt have fond memories of Halloweens past, like in 1972, when they almost suffocated wearing a fully body gorilla suit, 1974 when they were expelled from school because their Pixie stix candy looked a little too much like cocaine, and who can forget 1978, when they found the severed head of their pet iguana out in the front yard.
People in England probably have no Halloween memories, as it's a relatively new thing there according to this video that I stumbled upon while watching The 9 today. The Brits don't leave ANYTHING as common sense when it comes to this trick-or-treating gig. Have fun, and don't forget to check any Carmel apples you get for razor blades.
Abraham Lincolon would be pissed Check out http://www.cnn.com/video/ today. Anchor Jeanne Moos has a video on there about how the penny may be done away with. If this were to happen, bills payed by check or credit card would be rounded to the nearest nickel. (I think anyway, watch the video to confirm this). The highlight of the video is Kevin Federline’s comment about Virgin's one cent text messaging package: "We're bringing power to the penny! Yee!" and that group of superstitious women "Find a penny pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck." What idiots.
The ultimate rip off Today at my school some club was having a bake/miscellaneous crap nobody wants sale. The crap included old educational VHS tapes from the school's library, like How to speak Japanese Lesson 17 and other rejects people had donated. I decided to check it out. I settled on Lost World: Jurassic Park along with the Japanese video and The Client audio book. That's when the guy at the counter told me videos were $2 each. (Baked goods on the other hand? 50 cents. Can you say...price gouging?) I dumped the two videos and bought the audio book. I'm not sure why, probably because I have a small collection at home and I like to listen to them on occasion, and at two bucks, it was a steal. I got home and eagerly opened the box to make sure everything was included. The package said 4 tapes. I got 3. Now I knew why it was being sold at a stupid school fundraiser. I was ripped out of two dollars with no way of getting that missing tape! Who knows what happened to it; probably some fat guy in an RV broke it when he was messing around with his “new” tape deck he also got at a community college crap sale.
I'm sort of pissed off but at the same time I had a feeling something was wrong with it the minute after I handed the guy my hard earned 2 bucks. Caveat Emptor as they say in Latin. Maybe I can snag the Japanese video tomorrow. On second thought, screw whoever sold me that piece of crap, the fundraiser, and that club! I want my two dollars back!
Don't support the bootleggers of the world I saw a kid in the cafeteria today wearing a bootleg Calvin and Hobbes T-shirt that he apparently got from Washington D.C. I went to Washington D.C. about 5 years ago and remember seeing a stand selling the T-shirts, but I didn't buy one. It's just a big scam. If you want to buy something Calvin and Hobbes, buy the individual books or the Complete Calvin and Hobbes collection that came out this month. The T-shirts are expensive and aren’t worth the money.
For the most part I agree with Bill Watterson’s decision not to license the comic strip and make tons of money off it. I just wish he wasn’t so introverted and that he would give fans some insight as to how he came up with ideas for the strip. If he did that I don’t think he would be selling out in the least.
I lost $25 that I was supposed to pay someone today. It must have fallen out of my damn pocket. I don't know what it is, but crap keeps falling out of my pockets. I've recently had my cell phone and wallet fall out of my pocket as well.
Alrighty, I have 22 bucks to my name right now, that's gotta last me to Thursday, and my paycheck won't be that large. And my fiance and I are trying to get a place to live. Hopefully the guy we want it from will understand our pleas. heh
OMFG.. I am so broked, it aint funny. and I asked someone I thought was a friend if I could borrow $10 for gas, he said no. And this was after he was talkin to his g/f about quitting one of his jobs. The ass.