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The lack of inspiration is the real killer

Posted in watching videos on the internet is fun with tags , , on May 19, 2012 by mickgirk

Ok, ok, for the five of you that read (my favorite group of five people ever,) I’m sorry about the lack of updates. Simply put, there hasn’t been much I want to write about, even though there is still an excessive amount of nonsense taking place that I should care about.

In the spirit of not being a quitting fucking loser, I’m bringing this blog back to constant updating. I’ll be spamming my own Facebook with posts as well. Defriend me now if that sounds like an idea that sucks and you don’t want to see this in your newsfeed every day.

Hopefully I’ll have enough inspiration to pull a Jesus-style resurrection of this blog.

Until then, did you know that Star Trek is more punk rock than you?

So the makers of a hokey movie about saving the whales wrote a better punk rock song  than you could.

I know you’ve watched this movie at least once. You know what scene this is. If you don’t, go away.

What would be better, though, is if they used this song instead:

Thanks. I’m done.

-McGirk

Today, we view hockey fights.

Posted in watching videos on the internet is fun with tags , , on April 28, 2012 by mickgirk

Just in case you didn’t know, the NHL playoffs are in full swing (LETS GO CAPS!) If you’ve watched any of the games of the first round, you might have noticed that the refs are doing a terrible job calling penalties fairly. You might have also noticed that everyone is, for the most part, beating the shit out of one another.

It is in the spirit of this that I, McGirk, have compiled the best hockey fights I can find on YouTube into one convenient blog post. Really, this serves more as an excuse to watch an excessive amount of violence, but damn it, it’s hockey. Where else will you find millionaires who refuse to fix their busted grilles? Exhibit A, the Cap’s own Alexander Ovechkin:

Speaking of the Caps, did you know Alexander Semin is an awful fighter?

Next time, leave it to Jason Chimera:

Here’s a fun amount of ridiculousness. including a goalie fight:

Suck it Boston. Speaking of teams that suck, it’s always fun to watch the Pens to get the shit kicked out of them. Especially by a team like the Islanders:

Let’s give in to your lurid curiosity. Here’s a compilation of some sweet knockouts:

There’s a whole YouTube channel dedicated to this. If you need a reason to kill some time, it should do the trick.

-McGirk

P.S This has nothing to do with hockey, but here’s Kimbo Slice beating some scrub up:

And here’s Kimbo Slice getting knocked out in 14 seconds:

Why? Because this is my blog, suckas.

Getting your political discourse from YouTube is infuriating

Posted in I Ramble You Decide, watching videos on the internet is fun with tags , , , , on April 21, 2012 by mickgirk

 Hey! Guess what really grinds my gears?

If you guessed “reading comments on political videos on YouTube,” you are absolutely right. I award you nothing.

Seriously though, in between reading nonsense on YouTube and arguing nonsense on other sites that I once thought were immune to the spread of dumb, I now have a clearer picture about how far and wide stupid hath spread today. Like, wow dude.

Let’s get angry together:

This is a video about reporters at FOX affiliate in Florida being stonewalled after putting together a story that reveals the health risks behind a growth hormone used in cows to produce more milk. According to the story, corporate giant Monsanto pushed the hormone through the FDA, pretty much buying everyone off so they could use this hormone on their livestock. After the story was completed, FOX’s corporate offices, under pressure from Monsanto’s lawyers, prevented the story from ever making it to air.

This video is on the frontpage of Reddit this morning, although it’s been making the rounds for some time now. The video accuses FOX of pressuring the reporters into amending their story so it doesn’t implicate Monsanto in such a harsh fashion, as well as bribing them to cease work on the story entirely. I question some aspects of said video: The video does a lot to make the viewer think that this story would be shown on FNC, the 24/7 cable news network, not WTVT, a FOX affiliate in Tampa Bay. Furthermore, even if the affiliate is directly owned by one Rupert Murdoch, does Monsanto’s threats of pulling advertising only qualify for WTVT, or News Corp. as a whole? I wonder…

Meanwhile, here’s some of the deep thoughts other YouTube users articulated:

“the closet communists commenting on this video make me sick, i wish we still had McCarthyism in the united states” –10krnr

“Monsanto = sionist company” – DailionDos

This video is fairly tame when it comes to rampant idiocy in the comment section. Let’s examine some others.

It’s common knowledge that the internet is the breeding ground for Ron Paul supporters. If you take their claims at face value, Ron Paul is actually beating Mitt Romney in the delegate count for the 2012 GOP race, or at least has a shot to. To be fair, even the Guardian has reported this. It’s pretty clear that Ron Paul is winning the battle for hearts and minds online (even though he’s a Nazi,) but doing so causes a lot of feathers to be ruffled. Just look to YouTube to see how –

“Bill O’Reilly is an American hero. Ron Paul is a terrorist.” – ju88ff

“Bill is a greasy faggot that felches his boyfriend Mitt Romney.Shoot the fucker!!!” – Warmachine05450

That’s nice.

So yeah, I get it, people are trolls, for the lulz, lolol, whatever. People also have the freedom to express themselves however they see fit. But IF there is a conspiracy to control the thoughts of the public at large, and turn us all into drooling idiots who only eat FrankenFoods and will follow our politicans off of ledges, then rhetoric like this on public websites like YouTube doesn’t help the public in not being figuratively enslaved.

Think before you type, assholes.

-McGirk

Terrible movies about giant sharks.

Posted in watching videos on the internet is fun with tags on April 20, 2012 by mickgirk

That’s just the sort of tangent I’ve ended up on this morning.

Some of these may or may not be real movies:

“That’s one big-ass shark.” – John Schneider

– McGirk

I am not funny enough to fool you

Posted in Funny, watching videos on the internet is fun with tags , , on April 1, 2012 by mickgirk

Really, I’m not.

I was going to post today about questions of whether or not even our Supreme Court Judges have been influenced by 24/7 news cycle talking points (specifically with regards to the Supreme Court debate over that which hath been dubbed “Obamacare” by idiots and Pharmaceutical lobbyists)

But no. Maybe some other day. Until then, turn into a fool by watching the entire Trailer Park Boys series on YouTube. Yeah, the whole thing. If you’ve never seen this show before, you’re 7-10 years behind the curve and you owe it to yourself. Don’t thank me all at once.

The first and (most applicable episode) I watched:

By the way, there’s a nor’easter coming. I hope you don’t live in Virginia.

-McGirk

EVERYTHING WITH MORE SKA

Posted in watching videos on the internet is fun with tags , on March 25, 2012 by mickgirk

There was a point were one of my favorite past-times was finding ska covers of pretty much every song ever written. Admittedly, I know little about “true” ska, but when I’m in the mood for it, there’s nothing quite like a good set of ska cuts.

There’s also nothing quite like already rad songs being re-radified, so today, up the ska? Here are some covers for your palette. Enjoy. Happy Sunday, try eating poached eggs for brunch, I hear they’re good with hollandaise.

SOME OBVIOUS SKA-ERY:

This isn’t ska, but seriously, what the hell is this?:

Music to Get Morose To, Pt. 2; If you don’t like Dax Riggs, you are probably dumb.

Posted in watching videos on the internet is fun with tags on March 10, 2012 by mickgirk

What the title says.

Basically, I think Dax Riggs is one of the best singers actively making music and touring today. Bar none. Honestly, I’m not sure what to say other than that, if you are unfamiliar here’s a Wikipedia entry.

I’m kind of bummed, as in I’m unsure this post does Mr. Riggs justice. His sense of art matches his raw talent, and his music is riveting. Don’t believe me? Below is the proof. He has a wealth of live videos on YouTube, which is great because his band absolutely brings the goods. By the way, covering Elvis and doing an uncheesy job of it? Winner in my book:

 

You’ve been informed. Now you know.

-McGirk