Top 10 Twitter Updates between 1/3/09-1/10/09

January 11, 2009 at 6:50 am (Uncategorized)

I’m a thief, that’s right I’m stealing my friend, Chris Bucheit’s idea. You know how in facebook you have the stats update, he compiles the best ones up and does a top 10 list at the end of the week. I wanted in on this action, but I’m changing it around a bit. I’m going to do it for Tweets, for all of you not in the know, Twitter posts. If you don’t know what http://www.twitter.com is, it’s 140 characteristic Mobile blog much like the Facebook stats bar. You can update your twitter feed several ways, via text messaging, going to the website, or widgets. If you want in on this action you should hop onto it and follow me http://www.twitter.com/danielemmons

 

I’m going to post this on facebook and my blog every Sunday, I will slowly move it to a Facebook only thing so I can actually tag the people who made it on the list. That means I want you to friend me on facebook, http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=48301860939#/profile.php?id=517291739&ref=nameI could always use more friends. Anyway here is the list for the week of 1/3/09 to 1/10/09 enjoy!

1. McKelvie I have to be honest – some Mac users make me want to never, ever own a Mac. I’d compare it to some straight-edge people, I think. 12:09 PM Jan 7th from web

 

2. eliopoulos When you have multiple personalities, you never drink alone. about 9 hours ago from twitterrific

 

3. happysorceress Why is some German nude photo guy, who’s into BDSM, following me? Why? WHy?? I’m a good girl, I am. Eh-hem. Well about 3 hours ago from web

 

4. HumphreyLee TAKE OFF YOUR PANTS AND TOUCH YOUR TOES!!!! about 1 hour ago from web

 

5. gordontheintern @fuzzytypewriter Half the battle is having a brain – so you’ve got that going for you. about 3 hours ago from web in reply to fuzzytypewriter

 

6. kahunablair My pug is running around and jumping. The reason why? Vampire Weekend. As soon as I turn it off he stops. about 3 hours ago from TwitterFon

 

7. JAFlanagan Just for the record, I got 4 “that’s what she said” and 2 similar. about 5 hours ago from web

 

8. BwaySaint Are there really females DESPERATE enough to answer the ads for free room if you just SLEEP with the owner of the apt!?!?! I guess so about 7 hours ago from web

 

9. SarahG42 The original side of the bus quote was: “There’s probably no God,” the advertisements say. “Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” about 9 hours ago from web

 

10. cboman Oh god, just saw the Notorious preview with my parents and listening to my stepdad talk about rap is hilarious about 3 hours ago from mobile web

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That little voice in us all

December 23, 2008 at 6:20 am (Essay, Uncategorized, Writting)

            It’s hard to resist my own voice of doubt, its pessimistic nature seems to be at the front of my gray matter. “Nothing will ever turn out right for you. The universe is out to ruin you” so it likes to whisper in my ear. My personal Iago. No matter how much I try to counter with logic, like a forum troll, you’re able to deflect it by being persistent. In every missed opportunity you find victory, you revel in personal defeat. Misery is the Miracle Grow to self hate. 

            The time has come for me to get rid of its bemoaning voice, to kick it to the curb as they say. I look back but can’t pinpoint how the voice gained residency. Something tells me it’s a mixture of growing up with Catholic guilt and developing an overpowering Super Ego. It’s trapped my Id with in the walls of fear, shyness with all her grace kept me in check.

            With Post-modern savvy, the 4th wall will be open up to give my Id the glimpse of a world it has only dreamt about. No longer will it aggress passively under the thumb of my inner boy scout. I’ll opt for it to run its course, give into its nature and not suffer it to dwell and grow so stagnate that outsiders avoid my company.

            This seems like a broken record, a skipping CD but one of these days the whimsy of determination will stick. I can only hope to use my words like darts to target such foolish self insecurities. Obliterating them like a bear soaked cork dart board at the back of the pub.

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Pissed off at you America!

November 20, 2008 at 3:58 am (Uncategorized)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this here blog, (My Wyoming is showing) and a lot of things have happened since the last post. Big and personal things mostly. As self involved as I am, this post really isn’t about me. It a post about civil rights, about Prop 8 and the taking away of freedoms of our fellow humans.

I’m here to say that I’m ashamed of this country, that’s right. I’m ashamed of this country, which is a suicidal statement for a guy who may one day run for a political office. The last 8 years have just lead from one crappy situation to the next, we’ve let these mother fuckers take control of our government and we only have ourselves to blame. Do you not feel ashamed that hundreds of people lost their saving in the Enron debacle? Not only that but we let those fucking corporate assholes walk away with it! There are a lot of things in the last 8 years that I’ve been ashamed of and I can’t keep my thoughts to myself any longer. It shocks me that we have voted away rights that we decided that the little phrase we hold dear “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” only applies to straight people. It’s fucking sickening that we’re defining marriage as “one man, one woman”.

A lot of us “bleeding heart” liberal are up in arms about the passing of Prop 8, which everyone should be, but that was just California. Other states: Arkansas, Florida, and Arizona had similar bills that passed this year and other states like Colorado had passed it in the election from 2 years ago. Arkansas bill was the passing of a bill not allowing “single” adult adoption, which was really a back door amendment to make it impossible for gay couples to adopt a child.

Let me ask you this, how can we be a country that claims to be free if we’re taking away civil rights? Don’t give me this bullshit line, “go to another country and tell me we’re not free”. It’s true that we have more freedoms than other countries, but listen here, the average Chinese’s citizen has more freedom than Pakistani, does that mean China is a free country? We’re losing freedoms, pretty soon we won’t be able to tell the difference from Man and pig (for all of you who do not know, go read animal farm or pick it up on DVD).

Back to the whole Gay issue, why do we have such a problem against same sex couples? Because some 2000 year old book says in a back passage that homosexuality is wrong. That man should not lay with man. If you know me, then you know I’m pretty hard core anti-established religion. I’m not Atheist, and I have no problem with people who are, if anything I’m in the school of Zen Buddhism. I’m a proponent of one tending one’s own garden. Which is really the root of the problem here, not enough people are tilling their own garden. Too many people are caught up in tending the gardens of others and neglecting their own. Which brings me to ask, are you so worried about what you’re fellow man is doing that you don’t approve of? Why should you care? Is not one of the commandments, Honor Thy Neighbor?

Just because I’m a heathen don’t think I don’t know what the words in the bible mean. The Ten Commandments are nothing more than things you shouldn’t do, not because some deity will punish you in the afterlife, but because the human psyche can’t handle these things. None of these commandments say anything about making sure that Jen and Jessica being together. So why must you say that they can’t be together?

Let me tell you something here, the United States was established for freedom. Our forefather wanted to make a place for those who had no freedoms, be it political or religious. They wanted to protect these people from persecution, make them feel wanted, make them feel HUMAN. Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, Native American, Straight, and Gay shouldn’t matter because guess what we all think therefore we are humans! We all have feeling, it’s our protection device, it’s what advances humans from cro-magnum to space man. Prop 8 and other bull shit laws being passed by homophobic states are imposing religion on other people.

Let me ask you, how can you claim to be a moral person if you supported any of these propositions? You’ve just created more misery in a world that seems to have too much of it, just because you think it would appease your god. Do you think God will give you brownie points for you if you checked yes on prop 8? I can see it now St. Paul looking at his book, flipping it to your section “Ah, you donated a lot of money to the church which helped missions in third world countries. Also you volunteered to read to impoverished children, and feed the homeless. You’re last act on earth was saving a kitten! Well I guess you’re in…. wait… oh this isn’t good. You voted no on prop 8, heck, I’m sorry we don’t want you’re kind around here”. Yea, don’t think that will happen.

I just can’t help but wonder why as a country we could let this fucking happen! It blows my mind, especially the adoption ban. So we’re saying it’s better to bounce a kid from foster home to foster home or keep them in an orphanage just because you think homosexuality is a disease that spreads? You think that a kid has a better chance to becoming a well adjusted individual in a non-loving environment?

Guess what Gay people aren’t want to adopt kids because it’s the perfect fashion accessory to their outfit. Believe it or not, they want kids because there’s this human need to you know love. Now I want you to imagine that I’m looking you directly in the eye, making you feel uncomfortable here, if you’re telling me that a gay couple can’t do any better loving a child than you can well you are an ignorant moron. Love is family, and denying either is a sin.

Listen, we don’t even respect marriage in this country. Most marriages end in divorce, hell I can get online and order me up a mail order bride and get hitched. That’s perfectly okay, but when two people actually love each other you’ll say no to their civil liberties? I don’t fucking care if you believe if homosexuality is a choice (which it’s not) but you can’t deny love is a healthy thing and quite frankly our nation needs a hell of a lot more of it!

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Some stuff I learned along the way at SDCC

August 15, 2008 at 4:57 pm (Uncategorized)

Well as many of you know I went to San Diego Comic Con for the first time this year, well the ones who follow me via twitter know (www.twitter.com/danielemmons) … I’ve been getting a lot more traffic since I did this article, to my surprise not only was it my first interview but I nabbed the first The Singles Club interview. Anyway, I was at Comic Con International this year and the experience has taught me several things. Stuff that might come in handy for next years SDCC.

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A Gonzo Punk Interview: Kieron Gillen

August 11, 2008 at 1:55 pm (Interview, Uncategorized) ()

 

 

 

 Last week I was able to get a hold of Kieron Gillen a prominent video game Journalist and creator of Phonogram: Rue Britannia. We talked about his work on Rue Britannia and talked a bit about the upcoming Phonogram series: The Singles Club. If you haven’t read Rue Britannia be warned there is a bit of a spoiler.

 

 

 

 

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