And now, Blogababble Concierto No.1: Danse con gli idioti
OH, NOW OUR VOTES COUNT!
I’ve said this once & I won’t mind saying this again, this election cycle is retarded. Don’t even ask me about the debates between Hilary & Trump, I ignored those like the plague. Even some people I know are dissapointed with the candidates’ constant “My boobs are bigger than yours!” fights. You wouldn’t believe how many channels I had to surf past until I landed on Cartoon Network (Got a new cable provider. YAHHH!!!!), but even then for some reason Adult Swim had the ‘neat idea’ to place a debate update during the commercial break from the homogenous people at CNN. Imagine watching ’Regular Show’ with the funny blue bird & the racoon with the spagetti arms, then out of nowhere Hilary & Trump’s greasy ass faces cover the screen after the CN bumpers. Go fuck yourself Ted Turner!!!!!
I guess that’s what all the kool kids are doing, talking about elections from two unlikable candidates in a dick size contest. It’s so insane, I just recently saw an ad for a Nickelodeon special where they send kids to interview politicians. Is this what the government is doing now, trying to reach out to the young children. Growing up during the Monica Lewinsky scandal & Bush’s reign of stupidity, we didn’t give a shit about the president. For all we knew, Dick Chaney was the name of Bush’s daughters.
Since everyone’s reporting on the debates, I guess I have to pander to that audience as well. Here it goes. We had a journalist on the scene at the debate. Reporting from the legion of doom, here’s what our reporter Martin Sempa had to say about it.
“In da debats, Hilarry an Tromp both eat da poo poo & shove a hand in each other eynus!”
There you have it, both Hilary & Trump like poo. I know kink shaming is wrong, but in their case it’s perfectly alright to ostracize them for it.
So there’s no escaping the talk of elections, especially by the fact that I’m part of that majority of young & latino voters. Both sides of the grim rainbow want that vote, the butt of all interest when it comes to each candiate. Both sides want my vote & it’s sickening how low they’ll go.
“WHAPAHH!!!! VOTE OR I’LL EAT YOUR FACE!!!! TACO TACO BURRRITO TACO!!!!!”
That’ll scare anyone to go to the ballots.
Instead of being frank, honest & real, the city & the latino entertainment industry is resorting to scare tactics (Which should never work, but sadly does). All in all it’s propaganda. Negative propaganda, no, but it’s propaganda none the less. Then you also have those ads playing in Univision where it’s all stock footage of people doing their typical things like shopping & then (using dramatic photoshop effects) the people who look latino dissapear into shades of nothing, telling its audience to “STAY INFORMED & WATCH UNIVISION OR ELSE DONALD TRUMP WILL RAPE YOU & YOUR FAMILY UNTIL THEY DISSAPEAR INTO NOTHING. HE’LL EVEN DO IT TO YOU PET FISH.” I don’t deny those threats, Trump does look like the type of guy who would roam around the aquatic section at a Petco & whispers to fishes in tanks.
R.I.P: Nemo’s Anus.
These adverts pushing the latino vote are absurd, but at the same time I can understand the need for them. This is an all new generation of Mexicans (Face it, that’s the main demographic everyone‘s pushing for. Then again I‘m living in LA, this may also be happening in New York pushing Dominican & Cubans to vote. East Coasters, email me on that for clarification.) who are first time voters, whose elders (Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, etc.) came to this country & can’t vote. Also the latin community has to unite to destroy the common evil. Trump’s reign won’t affect all latinos, but it will affect moms, dads, uncles, cousins & neighbors. You wouldn’t believe the many times I would leave for school (This was a few years ago) & I would see a state van parked blocks away & come home to find out my neighbor had been deported.
“We’re gonna take out the bad ones.” politicians say.
He was a family man who owned a party rental business. Oh yeah, good job protecting me from those floating bouncy castles & those spooky party desks.
So I get it, but really, Univision & Telemundo make it seem like it’s going to be everyone who will be deported, the brown apocalypse. Though that may be true (Considering this is Donald Trump we‘re talking about), we got way too many light skin Mexicans out there that can avoid the radar. Sad truth, bro. I’m annoyed by the shock advertising, especially from these so called sources that sell themselves as the good guys. At the end of it, they’re just a media machine churning out schlock that narrows the mind. While at the same time Univision is crying foul over Trump’s comments saying most Mexicans are rapists & murderers, they in return air their Narco Cartel programming that neither demonizes them or portrays them in a negative light. That’s the cold hard truth.
Then you have the marketing of the young vote which is both pushed & ignored. Yeah, you used to have MTV pushing their ‘Rock The Vote’ deal, but at the same time our political leaders always ignore the youth’s when talking their sales schpiel. When they decide to target the young, it’s almost always a pandering experience. That’s when you get Michelle Obama on camera saying “Turnip for what” & Hilary doing ‘THE DAB’ (No, not the sticky, gooey extract from cannabis) & Donald Trump dancing to ’Hotline Bling’. That’s the moment when teen moms grabbed the coat hangers from the closet because they don’t want their unborn to suffer life. All of them were pretty cringey to look at, viewers discretion was never advised for that cringe inducing moment.
It’s tricky to target to the youth, because then you would be stuck with either an old fogey saying what the youth want to hear which almost sounds like a devious trick (Sanders), then you got the ones trying way too hard to please the youth (Hilary), then you got the one who doesn’t care for the youth & ignores them when speaking about the issues (Trump). Quick segway, I don’t get the young people voting for trump. When it comes to education, he’s going to fuck it up more than Bush Jr did. I think it’s that memer shit to get a rise out of people. That’s just my opinion.
I’m sick of the over saturation of this election cycle. Everywhere I go it’s Hilary this, Trump that & nothing about the issues. Oh I’m still voting, but know that even if you can’t change the ever so trite landscape of this non-progressing country, we can still make changes in our city & state. I’m already receiving newsletters from both sides of the political spectrum in my mail. Vote Yes on Prop 420, vote no on 69, Vote Murastachi, Vote David Hadley. It’s all that matters now, but even then city elections are crazy too. If National elections are a circus, then city politics are like the messed up orgy written about by William S. Burroughs, It‘s that nuts.
I already talked about Gerrymandering & how fucking stupid that is, but a few years ago I remember when California was debating about legalizing gay marriage. (This was late or mid 2000’s, I don’t remember. I was in middle school or barely starting high school at this point.) I forgot what number the proposition was, but if you were all for gay marriage, you had to vote ‘No on prop 4’. If you were against gay marriage, you had to vote ‘Yes on prop 4’. I couldn’t tell you how many shouting arguments I got into when I told people voting Yes means you are all for keeping gay marriage illegal. Vote yes on No! That’s some sly shit these lawmakers pulled. Then there was one time in grade school (Even as a kid I noticed this bullshit.) when there was an advertisement on a proposition where it went exactly like this:
“Voting Yes on proposition 1 will raise taxes & fail our school system! It can’t happen & we can‘t take this risk! On election day, vote Yes on Proposition 1.”
Someone must have been high on the job when they made that advert. Yes on the proposition we‘re telling you to not vote for. Yes No 242. Then lets not forget those propositions that make you debate morality like some kinda test held by the greek gods. If you vote Yes on lowering prescription drugs, then you’ll end up taking a shit on the elderly people’s social security. If you vote yes on kids receiving a proper curriculum, then expect a huge rise in homeless war veterans. If you vote No on fixing our city’s highway infrastructure, millions & billions of people will die & it will be your fault because you suck muthafucka!!! This shit it so insane, I wouldn’t be surprised (Or call anyone a pussy) if voting & researching this shit can lead to PTSD.
It’s all a fucked up bipolar test, but unlike the national election, the city/state election still matters, even though nobody (Not even the media) gives their full attention to it as they should be, unless it‘s a new mayor or governor. If you’re dissatisfied with the crap you’ve been seeing outside, you can make that change. Also, this is our moment to kick the assholes out of congress & replace the shitty state representatives. These couple of years I’ve seen a lot of bullshit here in California, especially the whole “Paint bike lanes to promote bike riding.” bullcrap. Sure, bike lines would be a perfect idea for metropolitan areas that produce a lot of pollution & rich areas like Palos Verdes (Where it‘s more likely there would be more bike riding yuppies), but not in the ghetto. The only people using bike lanes in the ghetto are people with shopping (hobos) & a middle class families riding their bike through the ghetto, on their way to the beach (or DelAmo mall. Excuse the local references you out of townies). Response times for ambulances & police have been strained because of the traffic building up as only one lane is open & the second lane was where the bike lane is now. “Well, guess we’ll have to let little jimmy die from brain hemmorage because some fucking granola eating, LeMans skintights wearing, likes to drink wine while watching Bloomberg with their vapid vanilla wife has to have their fucking BIKE LANES!!!”
Just like in the last election cycle, this message bears repeating. Vote responsibly & don’t trust the ads. You know what, not just the ads. Trust nobody, only your instincts, people are capable of manipulation. No wait, don’t even trust your instincts or yourself, you can get yourself played. When you step on that voting booth, let your soul leave your body & then vote. THAT’S THEEE AMERICAN WWAAAAAAY!!!!!
Now we move on to a different, non political discussion.
GHOST IN THE CONCH
So recently, 20 second clips of the upcoming ‘Ghost in the Shell’ live action film have surfaced & they have both intrigued, confused & surprisingly amazed a bunch of people. Whether we feel it will be a good movie is all up for debate, but one thing we can all say is they got the visuals right! The director in charge of the project is Rupert Sanders who only has two film credits, ‘Snow White & The Huntsman’ and some movie called ‘The Life’. Two movies I’ve never seen, one of them I have no interest in seeing & both didn‘t really fail critically. Judging from the teasers that were released, the film looks, feels & sounds very Cyberpunk. The visuals from those clips almost mimic the visuals of the anime as if someone dipped the anime in a live action fluid. The one that just amazed me was this one where a bunch of bald buddist shells sit around in a circle, all hooked up to a machine in a jacked in circle jerk. I have no clue what story they’re going to go with (remaking the 1995 film or skipping ahead to ‘Stand Alone Complex’, that’s one thing we’ll have to wait till 2017).
I know there has been mass uproar about the ethnicity issue & the ‘Americanization’ of foreign properties. It’s an American remake, the racial cleansing is bound to happen & I can’t really get fully mad at it. Here’s why I believe this, the characters in the franchise are robots, they’re all robots. The title has a meaning, the Ghost is like the soul or program, the Shell is the body or Carrier of that ghost, Hence the title ‘Ghost in the Shell’. Someone made this point & I couldn‘t agree with it more, maybe Kusanagi is on a mission in America & therefore she enrolled to switch into a more western looking shell. Despite that, there were rumors that CG artists worked to make Johansson look more asian. Then again, those were all rumors, I’ve yet to see the proof. Then we get to the casting, Scarlett ‘can’t emote emotion so she relies on her boobies & sometimes ass’ Johansson. I’ve expressed how much I can’t really stand Scarlett Johansson’s popularity & I’ve only seen her as the teenager she played in ‘Ghost World’ (Good movie & great comic.), but then I recently found myself thinking here. Kusanagi didn’t really emote much emotion in the anime either. So I can’t really be angry that Scarlett Johansson is playing a role that’s pretty much molded to her acting needs.
Overall, I’m going to give the movie a chance. Despite the flak, I’ll give it a chance. If it isn’t the most perfect adaptation of an anime, then I hope it’s a entertaining film. I’ve also yet to see ‘Kite’, another live action American adaptation of a cult anime.
ARE THE POKEMANS DEAD?
So a few months ago I made a now dated entry on the ‘huge ass phenomena’ that was the ‘Pokemon Go’ app. The app that is taking the whole world by storm!!!! Numbers of Pokemon users have gone down & that means the trend has died. To everyone outside the trend, I’m pretty sure we all saw the decline coming. You’re next, FunkoPop figures. So most of everyone who was into the app got bored of it & it’s a shame in my opinion. It’s sad that the only thing that got people getting active is now just a thing of the past. Then again Nintendo didn’t give the app an expansion & that’s what it really needed. The pokemon in the app are all 1st generation pokemon. Aside from the battles & hunting, it gets repetitive after a while, so I can understand that drop in users. I played it on my sister’s I-Phone & like I said on my facebook page, “I’m better off playing Pokemon with buttons.”
To be honest, it’s a little disheartening that people did away with this trend so quickly & a little telling of the times. Pokemon cards in the late 90’s were huge & they continued going since the mid 2000’s. Nintendo still holds annual tournaments & while the popularity of the cards is pretty niche, they’re still reprinting them & selling them in big chain stores.
To end this, it’s sad to hear a fun trend has become outdated, but I can kinda understand why the hype died so quickly as it did. I hope some genius decides to make a card game that’s easy to pick up, cool to look at & a bunch of local tournaments pop up. As you can tell, I like card games & in this digital age, we need one now than ever.
That does it for this short yet charged episode of Blogababble. This coming Halloween will be an all new episode of ‘The Woman Lost in the City of Gods & Devils’. So if you’re not going to go partying, not taking children trick or treating, may as well read the exploits of Agatha Enix & trust me, the series will get creepier as it advances. If I can get the scheduling right, I will release a Halloween centric Blogababble! It will not only deal with my thoughts on Halloween (No ranting), but will also deal with my fondest Halloween memories & some true creepy stories. So expect that this coming Halloween week. Thank you for wasting your time here!
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