Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Winging it, on a prayer!

I recently read something about a person with HIV who sought out a 'cure' from a chruch, and after being 'cured', died from AIDS. No fucking shit, Sherlock. What exactly were they expecting to happen?

If I were to pick one thing out of all the things wrong with religion that annoys me most, it'd be these retarded cult-esque 'churches' who claim to heal the sick. If there were any proof that an idiot waving his hands in your face and throwing some over glorified water in your eyes could rid you of an ailment don't you think that everyone would be trying it out? Somebody who is declared paralyzed from the waist down will not be healed by prayer and priest, they will ultimately spend the rest of their lives in that wheelchair, someone who is blind will not see again with faith, a person who has cancer will not get the all clear through wishes and fairy dust alone, if any of these people were to be healed it'd be through research, science and medicine, not an archaic belief based on a bunch of nonsense. I understand that people who attempt these miracle cures probably have nothing else to loose, medicine has failed them and why shouldn't they go for something that won't work, but may make them feel better? There's no harm in using a crutch to make life seem easier every now and then. However, when the people behind the 'Churches' are charging hundreds of pounds in order to do this trickery, that is where it becomes an inhumane, immoral con.

As much as I don't believe in God, or any religion, from what I understand, these people are not men of God, they are the complete opposite, they do not act in a way in which the church commands. Stealing money from the sick, issuing false promises, and denying some people of medicines, or preventative measures against disease are not Godly ways to act, fact!

Hmm, this sounds plausible, sign me up!  

I am all for people to believe whatever they want, if you want to believe that the earth is only here for our pleasure and that we all have a deserved place in the universe then go ahead, if you think a giant Spaghetti monster birthed us all, knock yourself out, if you think aliens from distant universes impregnated the earth and we all spawned from a volcano then be my guest, but come on people, be smart and if you are ill go to a qualified doctor and seek help rather than some backstreet conman who will rinse you of your money, cast a spell on you and heal you're broken spine and you will walk again! (although you may have to leave it a few days before you try to get out of your chair, because after all, your healer needs time to run away!)

We, as an advanced society, should stop believing in tales of old religious mumbo-jumbo and apply some logic to the way we see the world, search deep and research hard for an actual plausible 'meaning' of life, and if there isn't one, then so be it! We all have a limited time on this earth, we should learn to accept this, and just enjoy it. It's not how much time we have, it's what we do with it that counts! Be a freethinker, break out of the box and enjoy life for what it is, not what you want it to be!

Goodnight, and God bless.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

ITV what you've done there..

I haven't been too hot on writing recently, hence the long period between this, and my last post.

However I've just seen that the IRA is trending on Twitter, and naturally, checked it out, and what I read made me laugh, a lot!

So, it seems those idiots at ITV, decided to make a documentary called "Gaddhafi and the IRA", or some shit, and within this epic piece of T.V mastery they show some footage which they have claimed to be actual video evidence of the IRA shooting down a British Army Helicopter, however, this footage turned out to be fake, and not only was it fake, it was footage from a fucking computer game!

The game, ArmA2, is a tactical shooter and loosely based on actual war. The game is set in that world renowned fictional region "The Chernarus", and involves various fictional conflicts.

What has made me laugh about this, is that the massive media clowns behind the Beeb, and ITV, often in documentaries or news articles, tell us, that one day the gamer will no longer know the difference between reality and the cyber world, and so it seems, they have blazed a trail, that none of us, with any degree of sanity, will follow!

I will put the link to the actual footage, and if you watch it and can't tell that it's from computer game, you need to go to the opticians and put in an order for one of those funky sticks, and a Lab quick smart!

Check it out.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

BRB; Gone out looting.

This past weekend has been totally shocking, and makes me feel very ashamed to be a Londoner. The mindless thuggery throughout the city was utterly disgraceful, completely inexcusable.

Rumour has it, that this all started because some fella got shot and killed by police on Thursday, and it sparked a unstoppable chain of rioting and looting. I'm sorry, but I know this is bullshit, there is noone way all these children cared about the shooting, they just wanted to run a muck in a seemingly lawless city.

The police did not do enough to halt the violence, I feel this is attributed to them being criticized for 'using too much force' against the students earlier on in the year. So what does that mean Mr Chief of Police, do absolutely fuck all? Wise.

From footage on the news, and what I have seen in my own town or Croydon, many places looked like a warzone, or a scene out of I Am Legend, desolate and empty, police everywhere and buildings smashed up or alight! It is completely despicable. There is no justification for idiotic, sporadic outbursts of aggression! I even heard some fools comparing these past couple of days to the Egyptian protests, is that not one of the most silly things you've ever heard? The Egyptians had something to stand for, they were fighting for a better political state and better human rights! Meanwhile in London, we were fighting for Iphones, T.V's and 14year olds who wanting their taxes back! Hmm.

The main problem this weekend, from what I can conclude, is that these children are not scared of authority, they have no respect for the police. Especially when the police have no power in containing these thugs by using more force, slap them about a bit, if they are big enough to give attitude to the riot police, they should be adult enough to take the beating!

Now for the parents! What the fuck are these infant's parents doing?! Do they not care where their child is? "Where have you been Leeroy? They're nice new trainers!" If the child is not old enough to be arrested, then the parents should be instead, or better yet sterilized, or shot.

As I mentioned before, I am simply embarrassed by the completely ridiculous behaviour over the weekend. I have lost my faith in the police, they were useless, and I believe that the reason it didn't kick off yesterday was because the children's Red Bull rush had run out and they needed a little sleepy, it had nothing to do with the more police on the beat.

One thing that brought a massive positive from a negative situation was the people of the boroughs coming together to either chase off the rioters, or clean up the aftermath.

I feel that we have not seen the end of action like this, I just hope the police are a lot more prepared next time. Oh, and I must extend my gratitude to Mr Cameron for cutting his holiday short to come and ride into town on his chocolate unicorn waving his 'lets all be friends' wand and saving the day, thank you Cam, you're a gent.

Stay safe out there.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Croydon your best clothes and join us for a party.

Hailing from Croydon, I feel I should maybe write a little bit about my hometown and maybe, if only slightly, help to eradicate the gloomy reputation it has gained over the years which means we are looked down upon somewhat by 'proper Londoners'.

After having a discussion with The Half and Half Bar on Twitter about some of the social gems that Croydon has to offer, I've decided to compile a post about my favourite parts of Croydon, and also some of the worst.

Croydon is a huge, bustling town situated a mere 9.5 miles from London's Charing Cross, and as mentioned earlier has a rather tainted reputation, especially in the last few years, mainly because children seem to think it's okay to stab each other over a different school or post code. This is a rare occasion here, although it seems gets more attention than some of the other, more inspiring aspects of this town.

Queens Gardens, Croydon

In center of town there are hundreds of shops, which are more than enough to satisfy your wife or girlfriend for a couple of hours, although seating for bored males leaves a lot to be desired. There are also plenty of eateries for your taste buds to enjoy.

When the sun goes down, Croydon comes into a new, more vibrant self, with Bars, Clubs, Restaurants and hoards of people mingling around getting their party on! (This is most nights of the week, in fact). Many people may know about the clubbing and drinking scene here, what with the Reflex, Lloyds, Yates', and always heaving Tiger Tiger, where cheap drinks, polo shirts, and slick gelled hair is a priority, but however, if you are of an age where loud music, drunk 18 year olds, and the occasional fight just aren't your cup of tea then I would suggest moving your focus away from the center, and more towards the southern end of the High Street. Here you will find a completely different atmosphere, a more relaxed, more adult, a seemingly more sophisticated one. This would start with Black Sheep Bar where the hip, trendy-ites of town go to get down, although I feel this bar has lost it's alternative feel of late, what with the influx of the Dubstep and Drum'n'bass culture that is looming over London, if not the country in general. Onward, slightly, we find a lot of Yuppie-esque bars, and cosmopolitan restaurants where, albeit pricey, food and drink is of top quality!

This part of Croydon seems to me as if it is striving to be as cool and trendy as Clapham South, Balham or even Islington, but something just isn't working. Is it a lack of Advertising? Do people simply not know that beneath Croydon's Chavvy exterior there is a mature, more alternative side waiting to burst out? Or are people just put off by this exterior, and then choose to not give it a chance? Luckily enough, we are getting a massive revamp within the next 10 years, that may help bring the kind of people we need to boost the culture just waiting in the wings for it's chance to shine, and I for one, really hope it works! Although for now, the best thing to come out of Croydon is the Croydon Facelift, and that is truly a shame.

I would advise, anyone reading this from London, and surrounding areas to visit Croydon for a night out, but head away from the hustle and bustle and find yourself a hidden wonder that may shock you and change your opinion of my town. I would advise hitting up Half and Half for a few world beers and tasty cocktails and then just explore and see what you find!

No matter what people say about Croydon, I am proud to be from here, and I hope other people will see it for what it is, and not just the man-made media mockery that it has become.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Back to the 90's

Coincidentally I watch watching some old episodes of "Kenan & Kel" today, because I'm still a big kid at heart, and then I noticed that they were trending on Twitter. This got me thinking about all the old school programmes that I loved as a young-ling! Maybe I'm getting old, but I just think that kids T.V isn't the same anymore!

In the late 90's and early Naughties we had great T.V such as Kenan $ Kel, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and Saved By The Bell, and I have no shame, although maybe I should, with admitting that I still watch them if they're on the box!

The 90's brought a lot of joy to my generation! Here's a list of things I remember from around that era;

-Power Rangers
-Teenage Ninja Hero Turtles
-Mario Kart
-Duke Nukem
-Original Grand Theft Auto
-Panda Pops
-and many, many more!

If you loved your childhood as much as I did, comment below and tell me your favourites!

There's nothing like a bit of nostalgia on a Tuesday afternoon!

Here's a clip from Kenan & Kel for your viewing pleasure!

Monday, 25 July 2011

There's Norway i'm going back to Rehab.

A few days ago, Norway was hit by a devastating terrorist attack, oh wait, I'm not allowed to call it that because the fella was white and Christian, so in that case, Norway was hit by an attack by some Aryan nutter, who looks like an evil villain from a Bond movie. He is responsible for the innocent murder of over one hundred people in a bomb attack in the center of Oslo and a mass shooting at a youth center campus on Utoeya island

However, just one day later we were informed that Amy Winehouse had "tragically" died from a delicious cocktail of Heroine, Cocaine, Ecstasy and Ketamine (Yummers!). Suddenly the shockingly quiet hive of public outcry that is Facebook came to life with status' like "OMG!!! AMY wINehouse RIP Leg-end! :( :(!" and I thought to myself, where was the shock and surprise when 100 innocent people were brutally slain a day previous in Norway? Please don't get me wrong, any death is sad and deserves some mourning, and for such a talent to destroy herself and die so early is, of course, slightly sad, but I feel that we have been let down by our celebrity obsessed culture whereby people feel it is more worthwhile to get upset over a drug addicted musician whose acts of self destruction weren't particularly shocking, than the mass murder of innocent children!

Amy Winehouse had a life just like those 100 people in Oslo did, and by rights deserves the same respect that they will receive, but I feel that people do not have their priorities straight. I feel that our generation are more concerned with what the celebrities latest diet is rather than politics and world affairs which will, ultimately affect us more! I blame the media as well for the idolization of crackhead singers and stick thin models. Certain newspapers would rather give more pages to the untimely death of a drug addict than to victims of a horrific and vicious attack! It's all wrong, we all need to sort it out. There are bigger issues in this world than a celebrity death and if we all shifted our focus, just slightly, we may wake up and see this, but for now, I fear nothing will change and the next idiotic star death will shock us all over again, and other, more important things will undoubtedly be overlooked. That is truly a shame.

I'd love to hear your opinions on this subject, whether you think Amy Winehouse is deserved of the media attention more so than the victims in Oslo, or not!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Jetson's did it!

It's seems that mans long awaited dream may have finally come to fruition. Now I know most of you will have lay awake at night, unable to sleep because the thought of owning your very own flying car just won't stop bouncing around your cranium, but you no longer need to suffer, because as of next year you will be able to purchase the Terrafugia Transition craft for a measly £150,000! Bargain, huh?

Check it out.

That is beauty right there. Imagine cruising down to Dover in that, and when you get there flipping the switch and onward to France! Pure bliss. The fuel consumption isn't too bad either, 500 miles on a single tank! Which I don't think that's not too bad for an aircraft!

However, I feel there may be some vital drawbacks to this Jetson-esque contraption. I'm not too sure that you'd be allowed to simply take off and land wherever you felt like it, "oo, darling looks like the M25 is chocker-block today, fasten your seatbelt!", and I assume you couldn't just go and pick one up from your local car dealership and drive/fly out of there on a standard U.K driving license, you may need some kind of piloting experience, although don't quote me on that. Also, there are far too many people who do not know how to drive on the designated pathways we have in place already, let alone letting people loose in the skies, it'd be mayhem! If I had a choice i'd rather have a fender bender at 30mph on the ground than a mid-air collision some 10,000ft+ in the atmosphere, I think the latter would hurt a lot more, and God knows what kind of insurance policy you would need for that bad boy! If you were one of the unlucky ones who couldn't afford one of these and were still stuck on four wheels only getting air from over-sized speedbumps you would have to be a Hell of a lot more vigilant, not only looking left and right at junctions, but upwards too, just to make sure some nutter in a flying car isn't going to land on your head!

In a perfect world this machine would be, well, perfect, but I don't see it taking off somehow!

Looks like i'll just have to stick to my imagination!