Sandra Bullock vs Jesse James

bullockBy: Billy BeerSlugger

Why is anyone really surprised that this badass biker dude with tons of tatoos and used to be married to a Porn Star cheated on Sandra Bullock? Seriously? I know women are all up in arms about this but given the situation was anyone really taken aback by this infidelity revelation?  Let me go back a sentence and repeat the whole fact that he was married to and has a child with porn star Janine Lindemulder.

So dude goes from being married to an award winning Porn Star and probably being used to some pretty crazy shit in terms of the relationship to being married to Sandra Bullock, award winning movie star who is probably a lot less sexually adventurous.  Then James goes outside of the marriage to get some fetish sex or whatever he’s into and everyone’s like, “oh my God, how could you cheat on Sandra Bullock”.  No one saw this coming? Really? Seriously? You poor naive general public.

It is fascinating to me that this is such a huge news story. Jesse James has seen such a media backlash (somewhat rightfully so) but who’s really at fault here? Probably Jesse James for lying about wanting to be in a monogamous relationship (if that was even an agreement) or Sandra Bullock for marrying a guy who’s best known for making custom motorcycles, being a bodyguard for heavy metal bands and being married to a popular late 90’s porn star?

Just let that marinate for a little bit. I’m not saying that it’s right to cheat but couldn’t this situation have been avoided altogether if both people had exercised a little logical thinking?

BTW: Shocker this story comes out after right after Bullock wins an oscar. Nothing like a bitch using her body to make money, then make even more money by releasing the story about using her body to make money. It’s a disgrace to honest, hard working strippers and hookers everywhere.

Lady Gaga: Telephone

By: Billy BeerSlugger

I kind of like Lady Gaga as an artist. She takes a lot of risks fashion wise, puts herself out there and the music is still a little teeny-bopper-esque but it’s usually catchy. She tends to also show a lot of skin which would be a lot cooler if she were hotter but that’s neither here nor there.

The reason I’m writing this is because she came out with a video for her latest song Telephone which isn’t a bad song really.  Thing is the video is kind of crazy with equal parts fashion, dancing, art and scantily clad women. At 9 minutes it’s long too and it kind of makes me mad that the music video has essentially died because this is a good music video. Not epic but certainly stylish and she tries to put the hermaphrodite rumors to rest by essentially getting full frontal nude in the video (though blurred out).

Anyway who gives a shit what I think:

Do It Yourself: Friends and Family Edition

ambition_the_office_webBy: Billy BeerSlugger

They say you can’t please everyone all the time and that’s never more true in your personal life with friends, family and romantic interests.  As a given, people will complain no matter what it is, weather, location selection, crap about work, it doesn’t really matter. If you know enough people, then you know a couple people who will bitch and complain about pretty much everything under the sun and not only do nothing to fix their supposed problem but also offer up no suggestions or feelings before or during events transpiring.

It’s either too much money or the amenities could have been better if you’re the one that booked the trip.  The food could have used a little more spice or it was way too spicy if you’re the cook. Person A says we could have gone to this bar or that restaurant instead of the place you went out of your way to make reservations at or booked a party at. “This wedding reception isn’t as nice as it could have been”.

If you’re a “Do’er”, you’re used to being dealing with the negative feedback which will inevitably occur from people you know who have no bearing on the planning or decision making aspect of the events, food or general ambiance you try to pull off.

Not only are you dealing with people who as a whole probably never could be happy, but you’re also dealing with people who will complain about things even when they were asked about their input and gave no response or are indifferent at the time.

“Oh it’s way too cold out” says the person who just came into the office. “Man it is just ungodly hot outside” says the same person in the summer. Guess there’s no pleasing you huh? Maybe you should have moved to some sort of climate that doesn’t get too hot or too cold Goldilocks.

I guess my point here is that given a topic or situation, invariably people will bitch about something. I tend not to bitch about things, especially things I have no control over like the weather or traffic. If there is something that bothers me I’ll do my best to fix that situation instead of just talking about the problem. If I can’t fix the problem I’m not going to bore you with it.  This isn’t a situation where I wish people were more like me but in general, if you’re bitching and complaining about things instead of fixing them I have no patience for you.

ps. this article seemed better in my head. well fuck, can’t win them all.

The Mark of the Beast 666

236223_400_300By: Billy BeerSlugger

I’ve long been interested in Doomsday scenarios. During a 2 day faked sickness in High School I smoked pot and perused the Book of Revelation in the Bible among other things.  I read it again after 9/11 as well as various Nostradamus quatrains looking for any correlation to what was happening at that time. I’m into Discovery Channel programs on Asteroids and other possible major threats to the Human Race. These things interest me.

One thing you can read in the Book of Revelation is that everyone will be branded:

“the Beast”: “He causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”

This brings me to a Washington Post article I recently read that possibly fits into this scenario. There’s a bill in Virginia outlawing the involuntary insertion of microchips into the body which would hold medical info and serve other functions which could give away a persons location.

First, my dog has one of these things implanted in him. Should he ever be lost somehow the chip is activated via satellite and thus is able to reveal his location. It’s a great feature. Further, I’m sure that every parent of an abducted child wishes they had implanted one of these devices into their children and saved a whole lot of emotional or physical trauma to both parties.

Past children (or people with the mental capacity of children) and dogs though I really don’t see a need to have a microchip implanted into the body when you’re an adult. It’s an invasion of privacy in my opinion and whatever positive aspects the microchip could bring about the potential negative effects are far greater. Being able to track people’s movements is certainly not something I want to happen to me. I mean I’m not doing anything wrong but if I did happen to accidentally kill a hooker and have to bury her in the Pine Barrens, the microchip would certainly be a huge obstacle to getting away with it.

Not that the Revelations passage hasn’t been linked to 100 other scenarios including to things done by Caesar, Nero, Napoleon and Hitler.  However, this situation is certainly relevant and worthy of some contemplation.  Overall, I don’t want some microchip or other technology in my body unless it makes my dick really huge and even then I would have to think long and hard about it. No pun intended.