Monday, November 29, 2010

In Defense of Short Guys Who Like French Women

I recently read [an article in the Chicago Tribune] that was lambasted by about every Feminist group I've seen on the net, but particularly by [Feministe].

To me, this is a classic example of people misunderstanding a poor guy's situation. Unfortunately, the critics are self-righteous, and so unable to see their own misandry. As for those who support the writer, Nick Pederson, they are few & far between.

However, for my part, I support him and his op-ed piece that utilizes the Very Long Sentence (VLS) along with a classic nice-guy rejection scenario that highlights a regular problem for young men in the dating scene. The impossible standards of many women make it difficult for guys like the one in the article to have a real chance at romance. But many of the critics only saw objectification followed by rejection, not realizing that the character was the one being rejected for not fulfilling the objectified standard of beauty that vertically-challenged men can't always live up to.

Below is a copy of the piece, so you can make up your own mind.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Seven Near-Death Experiences of Zek J Evets: Pt. 2

When I was a youngster, my life was rather dangerous. And this trend continued when I grew up into an oldster, but despite all my adventures the statistics in aggregate still don't compare to the amount of life-threatening situations I found myself in during those kindergarten years.

This next NDE happened when I was 4 going on 5. We were living near the beach, at a place called Canal. It was summer, so I had even more free time than usual. (Which at that age is quite a lot of free time.) Across the street lived this one guy named Donald who was a sometime friend of mine. We liked action-figures and TMNT.

One day he got this super-new G.I. Joe figurine and I had to go see it when he opened the package, so I told my Mom I'd be right back and raced over to his house.

What I didn't realize was that my Mom was taking a nap, and didn't even hear me leave.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Alpha, Beta & Omega

Recently I've been noticing a trend in some blogs to use a terminological approach to classifying men. The people tend to be your typical internet douchebags, who spend more time talking about being cool and being smarter than everyone else, and far less time actually doing... well, anything with their lives.

The three terms that crop up the most are: Alpha, Beta, & Omega.

 I shall deconstruct!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Asian Drivers

Am I a racist because I believe that Asians are terrible drivers?

Answer: yes.

But! Let me clarify this point. I don't think all, or even most Asian drivers are horrible, but I do think in my part of the country, there is a large population of shitty Asian drivers.

Okay, so I know that sounds bad. Just give me a second to explain.

Friday, November 19, 2010

My Life in Quotations

Quotes to me are among the most important pieces of wisdom mankind can utilize. Quotes contain so much in such a small space. They are perfect for the Saboteur Academic who's on the go and can't be bothered lugging large boxes of wisdom around all the time.

This is a piece I've been continuously adding to, which is a collection of quotations about my life inspired by people I've known, and here's what I've got so far...

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Seven Near-Death Experiences of Zek J Evets: Pt. 1

I was four years-old at the time, and could not swim to save my life.

Back then my family was doing pretty well. Dad had a nice law business, and Mom's cancer was in remish. My kindergarten was this nice little private institute with a pony-ranch next door for us to take riding lessons, and a huge playground to play Capture the Flag on.

But every Tuesday and Thursday were swim-lesson days.

Oh, how I dreaded them.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

David Cross Is My Homie

It was a late-night with Netflix and leftover pizza when I stumbled onto David Cross's Bigger and Blackerer stand-up special.

After witnessing this scene, I couldn't help but laugh my tuckus off. Take a look for yourself.

Now, while I don't condone being a dick just because, and I'm not saying that calling a woman that name is something hilarious, but...

C'mon, that game sounds just... awesome.

***Note: Facebook may not be able to see the video. Please visit my blog and blogspot to watch, or click [this link]***

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Seven Near-Death Experiences of Zek J Evets

I have almost died a total of seven times.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Super Nostalgia

I'm one of those nineties gamer kids who grew up around the Second Coming of the Golden Age of Video Games.

You know what my lunch money, yard sale cash, allowance, and a few dollars "borrowed" from my parents went to? It went straight into saving for my SNES.

Sure, I'd already convinced them to get me a regular ol' NES on my 6th birthday, but after seeing the epic godliness of the SUPER NES in action at a classmate's house, I had to have one. It was kismet. We were destined to be together like Romeo and Juliet, like PB&J, like peas in a pod in a bowl of edamame!

Okay, maybe that was a tad much -- but you know what I mean!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Of Compassion

The fools say I am foolish for caring like I do. But I say they are fools and keep caring because that's what I do.

When it comes to Life, people are so full of themselves, so full of their own selves to see the other snowflakes in the snowstorm. They act like islands, and forget to consider the ocean which surrounds them. It must be lonely to live so sadly.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Learning Curve

Some people just don't get it.

For them, the only truth, or fact, or even opinion that matters is their own. They live in a small world surrounded by many bigger ones, which gives them the feeling of being attacked, or of being a lone rogue, a pariah valiantly fighting a brave cause against entrenched and misguided haters.

It'd be hilarious if it weren't sad. Why? Because people like these are what [cause gay students to commit suicide]. Because people like these are the reasons other more violent crazies feel [justified in taking their frustrations out on inter-racial couples]. Because people like these are where hate comes from -- from that hurtful place where individuals try to defend their spite by abusing the human capacity for reason.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Wandering Jew

In honor of this past Halloween where I did absolutely nothing, I have decided to tell my "scary story" that my family used to tell me to scare the everlovinglasting shits-n-giggles outta me...

'Tis the story of... THE WANDERING JEW!!!

*muah ah ah ahhhhhhhh!* [Cue scary music]

Monday, November 1, 2010

Grave New Worlds

I've recently begun reading a webcomic entitled [Urf - A Grave New World].

It's awkwardly hilariously awesome. (Aha!)

The sheer creativity of the world is cute in like an Invader Zim episodes about Zombie-Ninja-Pirates fighting against Mad Scientist Robots who have created a new race of beings based off The Simpsons meets Futurama meets Family Guy meets Dark Side Cookies.

Yeah, basically it rawks my sawks off with a chainsaw the size of Texas.

Enjoy this small segment that introduces the basic plot, which I've included for your viewing pleasure. Visit the link above for more betterness at the actual site: