BWAHAHA 12/20 – 12/26:

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 12/20 – 12/26: My GF stumbled upon one of the best written articles I’ve ever seen written about white privilege for white people – by a white person. Remember, privilege isn’t an insult or a bad word. What’s important is that you recognize that you have it and more importantly, that others do not have it (be that white, male, class, etc). Read the article HERE.

So this week was Christmas. I’m one of those atheists who celebrates Christmas. Why? Because no one goes to the mall to sit on Jesus’ lap, that’s why. So what’d you get for Christmas? My friends and my GF got me a lot of stuff I’ll need for the Zombiepocalypse (or camping) and plenty of vaping stuff. I got a tactical vest, tactical leg pouch, 9-in-1 shovel (it comes with a fucking bayonet!), 35-LED light stick, three 10-LED head lamps, camp stove, Aspire Atlantis tank (and five replacement coils), a gift certificate to Professor Vapes (located in Madison, AL), a full body massage at the Chinese Massage place in Huntsville, and a new cutlery set for my kitchen. I did pretty damn good this Christmas!

My friends and I watched The Interview this week (no spoilers, I promise). There were some pretty good laughs throughout the movie. If you are one of my fellow liberals who was worried about a movie showing an assassination of a sitting leader, you should actually watch the movie. It’s not what you expect. I won’t spoil it, just watch it and stop jumping to the wrong conclusions. The Interview has tons of in-your-face and hidden social commentary about diplomacy, foreign policy, media, etc. The Interview is social commentary wrapped in comedy and slapstick. Don’t let the terrorists win! Watch The Interview!

I did get to do a little bit of storm chasing this week, but Alabama proved to be frustrating as always when it comes to chasing storms. At least I got to test out the new AcuRite. It’s designed to mount in your backyard, but I mounted it on the roof of my car. Worked like a champ! Thanks AcuRite!

OTHER STUFF:

  • Out and about and I left my wallet at home. Guess I’m not eating or accomplishing anything. #EarlyAlzheimers
  • Thanks to Old Time Pottery, I have more glitter on me than Tinker Bell.
  • Some Christmas music I actually like!
  • Chasing in Alabama is frustrating. If the cell doesn’t dissipate, trees block the view or farmer John holds up traffic.
  • Something to do on the next camping trip… and by trip… I mean acid trip.
  • Normally we go eat Chinese buffet on Christmas Day with friends. But we found out that Indian Palace is open today! Yep, that trumps Chinese!
  • Who ordered the rain donut?

    Who ordered the rain donut?

140 CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS:

  • Tripster: a hipster in training.
  • Mutant: someone who participates in a mutiny.
  • Kumquats are amazing. It’s like a pear and a tangerine had sex.
  • At Joe Cocker’s funeral, you can leave your hat on. #RIPJoeCocker
  • Thanks to smart phones, awkward silences aren’t that awkward anymore.

CAPTION CENTRAL:

  • I can't tell... is she keeping his hand warm or is he keeping her butt warm? Or is it more a symbiotic relationship?

    I can’t tell… is she keeping his hand warm or is he keeping her butt warm? Or is it more a symbiotic relationship?

  • Do you even hack, bro?!?!

    Do you even hack, bro?!?!

  • Stand back! I'm about to try a physics experiment!

    Stand back! I’m about to try a physics experiment!

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BWAHAHA 12/13 – 12/19:

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 12/13 – 12/19: Very slow week. I had a Vapemas party and spent most of my free time getting ready for the holidays and enjoying playing PS3 with my daughter who is visiting from college. I didn’t do any captions this week or participate in @Midnight’s Hashtag Wars. But hey, I accomplished a bunch of shit in my real life!

OTHER STUFF:

  • Story Time: The Mass Casualty Curse
  • Fireball with Redds (or Angry Orchard). OMG!
  • Oh yeah! #Fireball

    Oh yeah! #Fireball

  • Just caught the dog pretending to eat so that the cat wouldn’t eat her food. PRETENDING TO EAT! Seriously?!?!?
  • Finally! Some Christmas lights set to good music! VNV Nation is amazing and you should check ’em out!
  • Daughter: “How many of those did I have?” / Me: “5” / Her: “That’s it?” / Me: “That’s one shy of a six-pack.” / Her: “Oh yeah.” #Newbie21yo
  • If I was in Nebraska looking at the clouds I’m seeing I’d say it would snow later today. But I’m in Alabama… so who effin’ knows.
  • I set the microwave for four minutes, but I’m pretty sure it took eight.
  • In a few more days I’ll stick to tradition and watch my favorite Christmas movie of all time: Die Hard. (Followed by Lethal Weapon)
  • If you joined Facebook five days ago, are a member of 400 groups, and try to join my groups… I know you’re a spammer. ‪#‎InstantBlock‬

140 CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS:

  • I met you while looking for my girlfriend at the battered women’s shelter. ‪#‎MissedConnections
  • North Korean drones prepare for the backlash of #InterviewGate‬

    North Korean drones prepare for the backlash of #InterviewGate‬

BWAHAHA 12/6 – 12/12:

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 12/6 – 12/12: I’m a couple of weeks behind and playing catch-up today.

I spent the second part of my week dealing with a conservative radio talk show host who didn’t like a satire piece I wrote for the Rocket Wrangler about his racist activities (link below). I mean, I already suspected he was a douchebag for his “one man protest” of “Police Lives Matter” and his ignorance of what exactly white privilege is and how it’s NOT an insult. But then he finds out that I’m on the dais for an upcoming comedy charity event and threatens to not support the show or advertise for it unless I’m removed. Now, I no longer suspected he was a douchebag, but knew he was a douchebag. You can also imagine how disappointed I was that the charity event chose to not stand up to his bullying. Here is a man who talks shit about people every single day on his show, but let one satire piece call him out, and suddenly he’s a whiny beotch (and a hypocritical asshole). Of course he’ll never understand the irony of an anti-big government conservative out there protesting in favor of the police. His brain’s too small to process that kind of thinking. The best part about all of this is that he wanted me to come on his show and debate him. Really? You didn’t want me on the charity event but you want me on your show? Two words: fuck you. Why on earth would I come on your show? You’re clearly an ignorant racist conservative asshole who puts yourself above others (you know, demanding your way because your little feelings were hurt when someone decided to make fun of your asinine stunt) and demanding to get your way or you’re taking your ball and going home. You’re a childish asshole and there’s no way I would ever come on your show. I’ve been on Hannity a few times, Megan Kelly (I even made her throw a temper tantrum on live TV), and many others. But you? Nope. Fuck your show.

OTHER STUFF:

I do believe this app is confused.

I do believe this app is confused.

  • Grammar Nazis Are Annoying
  • Because sometimes the best thing to do with stupid, is laugh at it: Radio Deejay Has One-Man Protest
  • 'Murica! Fuck Yeah! Peace on Earth! And support the wars overseas! #IronicChristmasTree

    ‘Murica! Fuck Yeah! Peace on Earth! And support the wars overseas! #IronicChristmasTree

  • Thanks to the Punk Goes Pop series, Suzie and I finally have music we can listen to together.

CAPTION CENTRAL:

  • The Grand Jury decided not to indict the officer involved.

    The Grand Jury decided not to indict the officer involved.

  • This is why cars should not be using ladders. Safety first!

    This is why cars should not be using ladders. Safety first!

  • Merry Dickmas!

    Merry Dickmas!

BWAHAHA 11/29 – 12/5:

BWAHAHA (Blair’s Week Attempts at Haha’s) 11/29 – 12/5: I had the privilege this week of walking alongside my fellow human beings in the #ShutItDownHSV protest march. I can never understand what it’s like to be black in America because I’m not black. But what I can do is have some fucking empathy. What I can do is make an effort to understand the statistics and data that show racism is not over in America and that the very term “post-racial” is wrong. I can look at the data from the Justice Department and realize that something is very wrong with the system. I can read #CrimingWhileWhite and begin to grasp that as a white male I am treated differently than a black male. I can see with my own damn eyes the security guard in the mall trailing the group of black teenagers while the white kids who are actually shoplifting are left alone. White Privilege is not an insult, so don’t fucking freak out when it’s pointed out to you. Privilege is not the problem: not recognizing your own is and the worst is when you cannot recognize the lack of privilege in others. When some stupid idiot on Facebook says, “Yeah, because my Irish immigrant ancestors had tons of privilege” in their smartass denialism way, I just want to reach through the screen and smack the shit out of them. Yes, your Irish immigrant ancestors were scorned and faced tons of problems. But you know what they weren’t? They weren’t motherfucking black and they weren’t in chains picking cotton on plantations in Mississippi. I’m thinking about writing an entire blog about this issue to help my idiotic fellow white humans grasp this simple concept.

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 OTHER STUFF:

  • Nooooooooooooooooooo! #TWD #TheWalkingDead Someone pass the Kleenex.
  • I’m refusing to watch @AMCTalkingDead because I don’t want to cry. Seeing it once was enough trauma for one night. #TheWalkingDead
  • If you didn’t watch tonight’s episode of #TheWalkingDead, you should stay off social media until you do. Seriously.
  • While the books were nauseating, they were mildly entertaining, so I figured I’d give the Left Behind movie a chance. I lasted six minutes.
  • Every electronic device in my house shows a different time. Even my computers. Stupid technology.
  • Just told my GF that I bought us a new comforter. It didn't go over very well.

    Just told my GF that I bought us a new comforter. It didn’t go over very well.

  • Just busted my ass all week getting a site ready… and just now the site advises they’re still obligated for 90 days with the previous vendor. How does anyone not know this ahead of time? UGH! ACK!
  • Watching some of my fellow white humans respond to #ShutItDownHSV is embarrassing. Your white privilege is showing. Just shut up. Please.
  • The meatloaf I made last night was pretty spicy. After sitting overnight, it’s almost (almost) too spicy for even me.
  • Why is everyone doing the speed limit and I’m at 7 over. Oh yeah, black neighborhood. I’m not afraid of being pulled over. #WhitePrivilege
  • I disagree with you, so I said so on your post. Now that you’ve challenged me, I’m going to demand that we “agree to disagree.” #SMH
  • I shoplifted as a teenager and the security guard just made me pay for what I stole instead of calling the cops. #CrimingWhileWhite
  • Doing 100 MPH on I-95 in Hartford. State Trooper turned his lights on, then waved “thanks” as he passed me. #CrimingWhileWhite
  • Why is it so hard for some adults to understand the concept of Civil Disobedience? It’s not a hard concept to understand. It’s simple.
  • I’ve deleted the annoying Facebook Messenger App on my phone. Fuck that stupid piece of shit. That means if I’m not at my desk, I won’t respond to PMs. Text me instead or just fucking wait until I get home.

140 CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS:

  • Raise your fist in solidarity with feminism! #FemiFisting
  • NYPD should implement Stop, Drop, Roll & Frisk. That way they’re educating people while violating their rights. #ICantBreathe

#HASHTAGWARS @MIDNIGHT:

  • The Household Cats #SoftenABand @midnight
  • The Constables #SoftenABand @midnight
  • 4 Hot Blondes #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Oxygen Supply #SoftenABand @midnight
  • The Alan Parsons Condominium #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Indigenous Ant Farm #SoftenABand @midnight
  • The Modern Toys #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Audiopaidlabor #SoftenABand @midnight
  • The B-52 Vitamins #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Black & Yellow Winged Insects, Geeze! #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Tiny Country #SoftenABand @midnight
  • The Birthday Cuddle Party #SoftenABand @midnight @TBMassacre
  • Visionary Melon #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Happy October #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Quietown Rats #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Toddler George #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Corey Myocardium #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Crash Test Nerds #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Spacious House #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Still Kickin’ Kennedys #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Echo & the Funnymen #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Stay In Line Boy #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Satiated Lucy #SoftenABand @midnight @hungrylucy
  • Iggy Slight Ping #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Joan Jett & the Kindhearts #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Johnny Adores Jazz #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Kate Clean Shaven #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Love and Hot Pockets #SoftenABand @midnight
  • All Systems Check Parade #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Men At Casual Play #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Men Wearing Fedoras #SoftenABand @midnight
  • New Centrists #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Papa Lovebug #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Pop Will Lick Itself #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Skinemax for Pyros #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Advanced Radio Gods #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Puddle of Perrier #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Elegant Minds #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Siouxsie & the Crying Ladies #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Sweet’n Low Ray #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Life Tendencies #SoftenABand @midnight
  • Mumbling Heads #SoftenABand @midnight
  • It’s Now Tuesday #SoftenABand @midnight

CAPTION CENTRAL:

Coming to theaters this Spring... CUJO 2: Let's Play Fetch

Coming to theaters this Spring… CUJO 2: Let’s Play Fetch

You know, that elephant wouldn't be bothering you if you shot and killed it and made utensils out of its husks.

You know, that elephant wouldn’t be bothering you if you shot and killed it and made utensils out of its husks.

In a surprising twist, police sprayed protesters with ReddiWip. One protester said, "It's like bukkake, but better."

In a surprising twist, police sprayed protesters with ReddiWip. One protester said, “It’s like bukkake, but better.”

Tensions in North Korea mounted today when the NK Navy threatened to throw rocks at US Navy ships.

Tensions in North Korea mounted today when the NK Navy threatened to throw rocks at US Navy ships.

Introducing the new iScratch&Sniff from Apple. We didn't make it for porn, but we know that's what you'll use it for.

Introducing the new iScratch&Sniff from Apple. We didn’t make it for porn, but we know that’s what you’ll use it for.

OMG, The Cute, it hurts so bad!

OMG, The Cute, it hurts so bad!

Grammar Nazis Are Annoying

Grammar Nazis our knot just annoyin’, they fail too understand the evolution of language & that understanding a idea is Moore important then how u espress it. Grammer Notsees postin’ how their rite inn 5… 4… 3… 2…

Grammar Nazis really only have a point when it comes to professional writing. Most of us understand that you have to write professionally on your resume, English paper, and your college thesis. WE FUCKING GET IT! But you’re Grammar-Naziing the fuck out of people on social media and you look like a pretentious horse’s ass.

GrammarNaziSee, you can’t translate written text the same way you would translate verbal text. Sure, in written form, that lack of comma looks funny and I’m eating a dog instead of the dog and I eating together. But when I say that sentence to you and you don’t see the written text: guess what. IT MOTHERFUCKING WORKS JUST MOTHERFUCKING FINE! Why? Because it’s the idea – not the presentation – that matters in communications.

The important point of language is not grammar, but communicating ideas, and if those ideas are communicated properly and understanding is there, then that’s all that matters. Language evolves and Grammar Nazis just don’t seem to get that. They want the rules that were in place yesterday to be in place today, tomorrow, and beyond. It’s a failure to understand language evolution. If language didn’t evolve and Grammar Nazis always had their way, we’d all still be speaking Neanderthal or even worse, Shakespearean English!

What really makes me giggle is that Grammar Nazis don’t seem to understand context. They’re either too ignorant to understand it or they’re too literal to understand it. Either one is a bad place to be: be that in text or spoken language. How do they deal with dyslexia or learning disorders? I’ve seen Grammar Nazis hound someone with a learning disorder because to them the proper grammar and spelling were more important than the fact that someone with a learning disorder was effectively communicating in written form. And what’s the fucking point? So you can prove your intellectual superiority over someone? So you can make yourself feel like you have balls online? So you can make others feel little because Johnny Football picked on you in high school?

Or is it just that you have nothing to contribute to the conversation at all, so you’ll point out the lack of a comma or give someone shit for “their” instead of “they’re?”

I appreciate grammar and spelling and go out of my way to make sure I’m doing it right. I’m just not an asshole who corrects people when they don’t need correcting.

Stephen Fry nails it: