Friday, July 13, 2012


Friends and followers know,
I have a few issues.

I don't do snake. That pertains to any and all species of evildoer. I will admit that I am SOMEWHAT fascinated with them, but said fascination is only applicable if the serpent and I are separated by a certain type of glass, T.V. glass. Viewing them any other way is deemed unacceptable, and that includes dead.

Green Anaconda = OUT
Boa Constrictor = OF
Gaboon Viper = YOUR
Green Mamba = DAMNED 
????? = MIND
News Media
I.M.H.O., there is no need to search the "Things To Do" section of your local newspaper to find circus dates and times, as it performs daily at 7:00 a.m., Noon, 6:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. in most metropolitan areas. If you have cable, there is a cornucopia of craptastic news channels to choose from that recycle and replay "breaking news" stories at an otherworldly and rather nauseating rate.
Personally, my favorite thing about the news, not including the end of a broadcast, is the clever headlines that they come up with.

I do not know if these are real clippings, but I found them funny nonetheless.

Idiot Drivers

But, in the grand scheme of things, nothing nips my nuggets more than Yahoo's "Trending Now" section. It is not because it's a Yahoo thing, but rather, because it is a Yahoo thing. Take today, for example.

Number one on trending now is "Mom suing Justin Bieber"
Now, I must preface this by admitting my disdain for untalented hacks but why is this news? Aside from a few million confused teenage girls, who cares? Have we dived so far into the tank of worthlessness that people are tuning in to this most? Seriously?

And let's not forget the ongoing musings of Tom Cruise and his estranged wife, Katie Holmes. I do not blame Katie for her current issues, as she was likely unaware of how much of a quack Tom would become. Up to this day, I cannot, for the life of me, force myself to watch any movie that includes his name in the rolling of credits. I mean, he killed Goose, and that is unacceptable.

And then there is the brilliant piece on Harrison Ford and why he decided to get his ear pierced and another concerning the reason behind the ruling, that will allow only one vendor to sell french fries during the Olympics.

But, I digress.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

I.W.S.G. July 2012

Hello. My name is iB, and I am an insecure writer. Knowing this does not help. It compounds the problem. I second guess everything I write/type and as a result, find that I spend more time backspacing than I do pushing forward. When you couple that with writers block and a healthy dose of O.C.D., you get unfinished projects that linger in the brainials just long enough to be forgotten and I hate that because many o' great ideas have fallen to the wayside due to said hesitation.

Along with the aforementioned hesitation, fear is another (and probably the most destructive) reason as to why I cannot finish anything that I start. It's the fear of failure. The fear that, among real writers, my idea not be received well and in turn, ripped to pieces because it did indeed, suck, and if that were the case, it would be the death nail in the box that seals the fate of any future attempts of writing anything with substance.

If you wish to take part in the Insecure Writer's Support Group, mosey on over to Alex J. Cavanaugh and inquire within.

Underoath - In Regards To Myself