Thursday, March 6, 2014

So i was wrong

Funny how the tides flow and the world turns. Here I was exploring the depths of all my email, and lo and behold! A blog!

I had not the slightest recollection of the fact i had created this. I also feel bad because the topic of the continuation of that first blog was something that at the time made me quite angry, but now-a-days it is nothing but dust in the wind.

That is not to say there aren't many things that make me angry, because there are. Hell, most of you reading this have probably made me angry at one point or another, because that's how life works.

So let me give into that anger, but I am going to change things around. You will still get to read my very interesting words (don't deny it, you love them), but it will not be weekly, it will not have any set schedule, it shall happen whenever I see something that pisses me off.

Today i will start with something very simple. This commercial:

Now, overall its a simple commercial, an interesting approach to the whole "gas mileage" bit that people love. But overall, its a commercial that shows that being an asshole is the new norm.

The commercial starts with Stan, who is clearly a friendly person, everyone seems to like him, and he seems to like everyone. But seconds later, we are introduced to a character with no name, so I will refer to him as "Captain McDouchePants". Now, the good captain comes in, and I understand, a group of people all standing together might seem awkward and overwhelming, but DouchePants here is taking none of that. He goes and grabs a water, comes to the register, and says "Just That". Now notice, Stan is in line, paying for gas, but CDP doesn't care, hes on the road and has no time for manners, no time for a hello to the cashier, no time to ask the person who's clearly in line to find out if that is the case, nope, He is on a mission and that mission is to be an assclown (Hint: Mission achieved!). Honestly, after this behavior and with the clothes he is wearing, I wanted to tell the cop to go ahead and add some police brutality which could possibly help this man pull his head out of his ass.

But thats the obvious asshollery in this commercial. for me, there is one built in right into the theme. The commercial seems to think that being like Stan is a bad thing. What if Stan lives here, what if Stan has a very nice car, and this is just the one time in a month that he comes to his favorite gas station. What if all those people are just friends outside in the town/city, but happen to coincidentally meet here?

So fuck you Chevy, for treating being nice like its going out of fashion, and fuck you Captain McDouchePants, for showing us that you probly live alone because you piss everyone around you off.

Hope you have as much fun as i do.

Keeping a Good Vibe,
AJ Botero

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

And thus, let the hatred flow

You know what i hate? Of course you don't. if you did, you would be me, and if you are me, then there would be no sense in reading this blog. "But tell us AJ, why the hell did you create this, oh great, sexy, and smart one?". Ah, well its quite simple dear readers (read: minions), how can I, a son of the computer age explain the fact that I do not have a blog? I can't.

Thus, I then started the trip all great minds must take, what topic would the blog be about. Technology? No, too many changes, too many people already covering it, and i definitely don't have the resources to keep up with it. Reviews? No, too main stream, and frankly dear followers readers, I doubt that my reviews will be to your liking, seeing as i have simply tastes and a twisted sense of humor. And finally, it hit me. No need to conform to just one topic, truly the successful blogs and writings are those that cover many different angles. The next issue was that making it too vague would mean it would not garner enough enthusiasm for me to write about things. This is not a journal dear people-who-ended-here-randomly readers. That means I cannot just type a line about how shitty my day was and how i am going to go listen to some shitty emo band. No, this has to have content, and if there is one thing that causes content to flow out of me is to think about the things i hate. Now, I do not want you to be confused, overall, I am a very apathetic person. Making me put a topic on the level of hatred is uncommon, rare even, so the things that fall into this category must be commended.

Also, since this is an introductory piece, I must also warn you that English, the language that is, not the people, is not that of my native people. "What does this mean" you ponder. Well, it means if you do not like my grammar you can go fuck yourself. I will write many things that will be incorrect, but will do so because I find them to fit better that way. Consider me an Angry Dr. Seuss.

Finally, I will try to make this a weekly piece, an outlet for that which i pass off as creative. So keep tuned.

PS: next weeks topic:

MG Siegler

Hope you have as much fun as i do.

Keeping a Good Vibe,
AJ Botero