Cobra Kai: Season 3, Episode 2-10

Cobra Kai: Season 3

I watched this at the start of the year, but never posted this. Figure this is a good a time as anything!

TL;DR – This show can be frustrating at times, but it’s always entertaining!

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don’t call it a comeback

Well.

Actually, we can definitely call it a comeback!

And for once, I’m not rolling my eyes at it (too many things are coming back without being gone away for long enough).

Anyway.

Nobody told me Big Time Rush were back!

I am here for it. I am ready. I don’t even mind that they’re playing shows in places I can’t get to. I am READY!

Not only was their TV show all sorts of awesome (and weird), but their music slapped.

To put it bluntly, music sounded better with Big Time Rush. I definitely liked them better than all of the bands that exploded on the scene around the same time they did (One Direction, The Wanted, etc).

I still listen to their albums from time to time (it’s not even a guilty pleasure at this point). I think they were hindered by their TV show, and also, their last album was a weird mix of songs that sounded like them and the rest sounded like they were trying to sound more mature and…eh. The first two albums bang, though.

Boyfriend is my jaaaaam.

Anyway, that is my contribution for today. I couldn’t go this revelation go unmentioned, lol.

Have people always been this rude?

So, I was at work the other day and occasionally some of us talk about football, just making conversation. Usually it’s me and another person. The extent of the conversation is typically me asking ‘what’s the score?’ and them telling me ‘it’s 3-0’. Maybe a few minutes discussing the game and that’s it.

Enter my coworker (imma call them Nosy) who doesn’t like football and will loudly tell you they don’t like it and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, they need attention, blah, blah I don’t care.

Anyway, as I was talking, I could see Nosy just standing in the area looking at us and listening in on the conversation.

In my mind I was like, ‘can we help you?’ but I didn’t say anything. The actual conversation lasted less than a minute and that was that.

… until I was near Nosy and they dropped it into conversation and said, ‘are you finished with the snoozefest?’

At first I was confused and then they helpfully repeated it a few times instead of shutting the fuck up.

Now, I have no issue lighting someone up for what I perceive to be bullshit, but I’ve mellowed in my old age. I prefer to take the high road.

Still, first of fucking all, are you okay, Nosy? You are hardly the most interesting person. Yet I’ve listened to you wax lyrical about what you’re making for dinner at least a hundred times. You’re not really one to talk.

Secondly, nobody was talking to you. You weren’t even invited to the snoozefest. Why are you commenting? WHY ARE YOU HERE IN MY FACE?

I didn’t even feed into it, I was just like, ‘I’m choosing to ignore you‘. I honestly said that right to their face (in hindsight actually ignoring them might have been better). Despite that, Nosy kept going and I finally said, ‘if someone is talking about something you’re not interested in, you walk away. No one is forcing you to listen.’

Go about your business!

I mentioned that half of the time I don’t know what Nosy is talking about and it is what it is. I don’t come in and say, ‘HOW DARE YOU DISCUSS SOMETHING I’M NOT INTERESTED IN AND IN A CONVERSATION I’M NOT A PART OF NO LESS!’

Fo’realz.

This is not the first time, but if Nosy catches me on the wrong day it’s going to be a problem. How starved of attention do you need to be to throw a strop over a two minute conversation? And it’s only because they can’t steamroll all over the conversation like they usually do (heck, maybe I’ll start bringing it up more often!).

Anyway, yeah… I don’t know what’s wrong with people of today.

The rudeness is unreal and I, for one, am not here for the bullshit.

P.S. What’s a polite way to tell someone to shut up?

the problem with podcasts

Somehow, I’ve been bitten by the podcast bug. It was inevitable given that they’re everywhere. I’ve had the chance to listen to (and abandon) quite a few podcasts and here are my perfectly valid complaints.

1. So. Many. Celebrity. Podcasts.

Does everything have to be permeated by celebrity culture? And with all the money they have, there is still a bunch of obnoxious ads littered all through the podcast. Podcasts are a haven for the D-Z listers of yesterday. I keep seeing these ‘BTS’ podcasts for shows like One Tree Hill and 90210… shows which probably don’t need to be revisited because they haven’t aged well.

Seriously, though, do we need more celebrity exposure?

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what I’m watching | july 2021

Television

Fastlane

I actually really liked the first few episodes of Fastlane until I realised that… it was the same episode over and over again. I eventually rage quit when there was this really gross scene where it was just girls dancing in slow motion and I was like, ‘HOW MANY TIMES?!’.

Seriously.

Every episode there was a club or beach house scene with girls, girls and more girls. Most of the time our white, male lead falls for one of them and we get an awkward, sultry, slow motion love scene. Cringe.

Fastlane would work as a movie, maybe. Watching the same thing happen (in slow motion) for twenty two episodes is not good TV.

That being said, I don’t think I was the target audience for the show anyway.


Justice League Unlimited (DCAU)

I’m on the third season now. I like the show, but I think the reason why it’s not as good as Justice League is the ensemble cast. There are so many characters now that it’s hard to really get lost in it. I did like the Cadmus Labs arc in the second season, though.

Above all, there is not enough Superman. There’s not enough Batman. They should make a Batman/Superman show!

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5 More Unique Gifts…

… for the ones you love, hate or love to hate!

[I wrote this a while ago but NGL, Japan Trend Shop is still my favorite website of all time.]

1. Pen Breath Odor Checker

Thanko’s Pen Breath Odor Checker is as compact and discreet as it the name suggests. It looks like a regular black ball pen, but the nifty device is actually a quick way to check if your breath smells before that important meeting with a client. Easy to use, you just breathe onto the device for five seconds while it beeps and then check the reading it gives you. Your breath odor is measured and “rated” according to five levels. And you can also write with it!

Discreet? LOL. How does one breath on a pen in a discreet fashion…? Also, post-COVID this is a no-go. It’s cheaper to just… buy breath mints, or if you want to go for a full 90s era bit, breath spray.

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that feeling when it’s really batman!

Superman is just the best.

I don’t want to turn this into an impromptu Superman is the best post, so I’ll just snark about some of the animated movies instead.

Why are they constantly retelling Superman’s origins… or pitting him against the same villains. Not that it matters because half of the movie is just Superman and the other guy pummelling each other and smashing buildings…

… and that gets old after five minutes.

Anyway, I hear there’s a new animated series coming out about Clark, Lois and Jimmy hanging out at the Daily Planet, etc. Yes, yes and yes, I’m ready for it.

In the meantime I’m watching Justice League Unlimited now and it’s perfect. PERFECT.

the wrong kind of viral

Fame, or even the faintest whiff of almost-fame, is a real disease.

Exhibit #5383:

I’m with Kev on this one, someone needs to get these two ladies and take away their phones, their internet, their toilet (that would solve the issue… and possibly create a new one).

Where can I get some?

This is just… gross. Imagine some little kids seeing this and trying to do the same thing. Imagine carrying a child for nine months only for it to grow up and post videos of itself consuming food and/or beverages from a toilet bowl.

IMAGINE!

I’m guessing the original video is from TikTok? I don’t have TikTok. I don’t get TikTok. It seems to be a really time consuming and high-energy way to pass the time. Which is not what I’m into at all. I like to waste time without realising that way I can feel bad like a normal person. Not a ‘oh my god I barely get vieewss’ kind of person.

In fact, I’m so behind on the times that I deliberately don’t update my social media apps. I don’t want to see anything extra. Just the basics, and even that is a stretch.

People are so desperate to be relevant on the internet and it’s sad.

Go read a book, do a crossword, wordsearch. Something that gets the brain cells jumping in a good way.

Jeez.

Why are people like this?

What would even possess a person to bring food INTO the general vicinity of a toilet?

Like, even back in the day when I’d read a book or watch TV shows where that one lonely kid would eat lunch in the bathroom, it was mind blowing to me. No. Nein. Non. Nay. De nada.

I would rather not eat lunch.

Anyway!

… not content with making punch (that looks like Barney threw up) she supposedly hands it out to guests?

This is why I don’t accept food from certain people, y’all. Sometimes the blessing that it needs is not enough. My stomach won’t be able to do it. People are just nasty. Even if this is intended as a joke….

What I’m Watching

… because you asked (not really) and I’m here to deliver.

Anyway, how are we all doing? I feel like I never blog anymore. I don’t really know why. I think the pandemic has just quietened the part of my brain that snarks about things. Or, I’m too busy lamenting the stupidity of real people to complain about fictional characters. I’m definitely not really watching much these days. Is it me or is there just too much to watch? And a lot of it is just juvenile (*looks at The Boys*), repetitive and boring.

Ironically, I’ve turned to superheros in these dark times! I’m a genuine Superman fan now. I take back all the times I called him boring. Sure, a lot of the content is lacking, but Superman is iconic for a reason.

On to the list…

Invincible (Amazon)

I watched the first two episodes of this. It’s not bad at all. It kind of has a The Boys/Watchmen feel to it. The end of the first episode was very graphic. I’m curious to see how it all ends. I’m low-key salty that the knockoff Superman isn’t like the real Superman, though. I have problems, I know.

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