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“Electricity vs The Internet”? How Is This Even A Question?

October 12, 2011 2 comments

In the Post-A-Day Challenge there are often days where some of us need help figuring out what to write. As such, WordPress, has set up a blog called “The Daily Post” to help us think of topics on days when we have nothing. Tonight I decided to take a look at the blog, which I haven’t in a while and saw Topic #270: What’s more important: electricity or the internet?

All I could think when I saw this post was, “REALLY?!?!?! How is this even a question? See below for a screenshot of the question in its entirety before I rip on it..and the 12 bloggers who “Liked” it as a topic.

How can this even be a question? Are the people at WordPress just getting extremely lazy? I don’t mind the question so much and the topic itself until the last few words:

If you had to lose one of these inventions, which would you keep? And why?

Well this here is a real tough one…what good is having all these computers and servers which make up the Internet if you have no electricity to run them? No matter what the power source they have to be supplied some sort of electricity otherwise they simply won’t run and then you have no Internet. I don’t even see how there is a debate on this – OF COURSE you have to choose to want electricity over the Internet because electricity isn’t useless without the Internet whereas the Internet is useless without electricity. The Internet can’t exist without electricity so the very concept of losing electricity but keeping the Internet just makes zero sense.

Come on WordPress! I admit I was lazy today and went to your blog for some inspiration but I wasn’t expecting such laziness from you guys! I know it is hard to write a post every day – believe me 10 months into this challenge I know how hard it is – but this is just beyond ridiculous. I am very happy that the comments I read on the post (I didn’t read all 43) agreed completely with me.

Maybe I and those commenters see this wrong…if we do let me know how else we can look at this in the comments below.

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Have You Ever Lied About Your Age? And How Not To Use A Fake/Borrowed ID

March 12, 2011 1 comment

This was a question posted in the Post A Day Challenge DailyPost Blog Have you ever lied about your age?

Have you ever lied about your age?

Topic #44

Here’s today’s topic, brought to you by Plinky.com:

Have you ever lied about your age? Why?

Bonus: Do you think they believed you?

I think everyone I know has lied about their age at some point. When I was in high school I made myself a fake American license in the name of “Daniel Bradley”. If I recall correctly my birthday was November 23, 1978. I downloaded the template on the interiorwebs and printed it out once I had filled in the necessary info. I then went to Grand & Toy at Yorkdale Mall (this was when it was still there) and had them laminate it for me…the guy gave me the strangest look when I asked him to laminate that card, I’ll never forget.

Why did I lie about my age? Why does any 16 year old kid lie about his age? I wanted to go to bars and R rated movies, buy alcohol, cigarettes, and porn – remember, the Interwebs were mad slow back then and even had they been high speed there wasn’t near the abundance of pornography available online yet. I am sure you all can think of a million and one other reasons why you might have lied about your age to be older when you were a teenager who wasn’t old enough to do certain things yet.

Was I believed? Hell yes I was! Looking back I am really surprised I was believed but then again most people wouldn’t have believed that such things were relatively readily available to be downloaded online back then. I just printed it up on my printer and while it did look pretty close to the real thing (the colors were slightly off) nowadays there is no way such a thing would work. The other thing I think which worked in my favor was the fact that it was a license. People saw license and thought there was no way I could get my hands on it without it being legit. Ah, those were simpler times!

I wonder if I still have that license lying around somewhere…I gotta have a look-see.

Now here is the common sense instructional aspect for any of you teenagers reading this. If you’re going to get a fake ID (or borrow someone else’s) LEARN THE INFO ON THE ID!


This summer on the way up to my friend’s cottage on a long weekend – I am pretty sure it was Canada Day weekend – I stopped at a “Foodland” in Mt. Albert, Ontario to buy some beer because they were running out at the cottage. I was actually very lucky to find the place as all other LCBOs and Beer Stores near my friends’ cottage were closed but because this was a supermarket which had an LCBO/Beer Store in it they were still open. Anyway, while I was waiting for my turn at the cash register I saw this kid get totally turned down for buying beer. He used an ID that was from, if I recall correctly, Massachusetts and knew NONE of the info about the address on the ID. That is such an amateur mistake. Granted, I no longer remember my own ID’s address I mentioned above but hey, it was from over a decade ago! Notice how I still remember the name and birthday? That’s because I had that memorized so I could rattle it off if ever questioned. Because when you look young and you’re using fake ID (or borrowed ID) you have to be able to be believable about it. Who doesn’t know their own address? Oh, and in case you’re wondering, they didn’t card me when I got to the front of the line at the Mt Albert Foodland Beer Store…I was insulted they thought I looked so old.

Now that I have contributed to the delinquency of minors everywhere and told all y’all where you should go if you live in Toronto and want booze on the long weekend on the way up to Cottage Country I think I can get outta here and go drink some beer.

See you in the funny pages!

Choose One: Super Intelligent Or Extremely Good Looking? I Choose The Former With 3 Reasons Why.

February 27, 2011 3 comments

 

 

"MIND = BLOWN: How to test short sightedness" via DailyDawdle

 

In The Daily Post at WordPress.com the February 11th topic they gave to help us in the Post A Day Challenge was “Would you rather be super intelligent or extremely good looking?” and as it is 11:05 pm and I have yet to write anything today in the Post A Day Challenge I thought I would go with it. Also, I found that image I posted above on DailyDawdle.com the other day and thought it was really cool.

So which would I prefer? Well this one didn’t take me much thought or consideration to be honest. I’d choose to be super intelligent!

There are three reasons for that:

  1. If I was super intelligent I could probably figure out a way to make myself better looking.
  2. If I was super intelligent I could probably turn that into massive amounts of wealth then I can probably get as many tech gadgets as my heart desires…and I love me my tech gadgets and toys.
  3. I’m a guy and (hooray) in general women aren’t as shallow as men about looks when choosing a partner.

The “Bonus Question’ they asked was: “What if you could be both, but not at the same time?

My answer to the Bonus Question assumes it is a 3rd option for the original question and so I will say I stick with my original answer. Think how confusing that would be for the people around me! Also I stand by the reasons I already gave as to why I choose super intelligence over extreme good looks.

Well, that was my decision on the question posed – what do you think you’d choose? What do you think of my reasons? I’d love to hear your own thoughts.

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