Archive for May, 2011

Cool end of days bro…

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2011 by MISANTHROPIST

Of course by now you’ve heard that today at 6pm EST the world was supposed to end, the faithful transported into a magical cloud to more magical clouds. It’s 11.17pm right now and I’m still waiting for the world to burn… As the world was set to end, I sat with my girlfriend eating noodles until one minute to judgment day then went and lit a cigarette and proclaimed to the faithful that I had indeed told them so.
I thought this was so pathetic that I’d leave it alone but it annoyed me so much that like that next cigarette or that one more beer I just couldn’t resist. It’s so pathetic I forgot the idiots name, Camping I think? First off I must say I’m proud of the majority of god fearing folk, we have many disagreements but even they could see that this guy was a total hack. He was declared a false prophet, I mean that’s the pot calling the kettle black but whatever. At least they could see through his lies, their lies are better after all. How many times was the world supposed to end before?

Seriously did any sane person believe this crap?
After all God’s little experiment is going so damn well, why end it all as it starts to get really good?
It’s like canceling Big Brother or something, no I don’t watch BB.
How could you be that stupid? Any christian should know that ”Jesus himself said we will not know the day or the hour.”
It shows just how stupid people can be. I mean come on he was taking money from people.
A little lesson for you guys, I know a good number of you aren’t too big on that logic thing.

>Tomorrow is judgment day.
>Pastor telling you this takes donations from you, after having you sell your property and such.
CRITICAL PART> Why does he need donations if judgment day is upon us all?
>Does heaven have an admission fee?
>Do they take US dollar?

Really people? Is it that difficult to spot a liar or a scammer?
I wonder how much he banked at the end of his day?
This man has predicted the end three times and been wrong three times. Once bitten, twice shy, three times fucking retarded.
Now he’s predicting it comes on the 21st of October….all I can say is, well gosh, people are idiots. Other pastors are just saying ‘soon.’
I mean it’s crazy that he’s making the entire base of Christianity look stupid and they can’t do anything about it without others questioning their beliefs. This one idiot may succeed in shaking the entire foundation of the religion.

The Zen of breaking up.

Posted in Love, Misanthropy, People, Relationships with tags , , on May 10, 2011 by MISANTHROPIST
Zen

Zen

Recently a friend of my significant other went through a bad break up, as usual in times of need I was called upon for my unique perspective on these things. As is normal it takes a while for people to take my advice, when they do eventually hear me and act on what I’ve said it usually turns out for the best. Now let’s get this completely clear, this isn’t me tooting my own horn, it turns out that the advice I give is usually the best advice anyone can give. I helped her through this by telling her a few things and while it hasn’t made everything better it at least gave her the advice and answers she needed in order to move on with her life, which she is in the first stages of as I write this.

When one experiences separation from someone they love it is without a doubt painful and shattering, even more so when they still love that person and these feelings are not reciprocated. This is the most painful break up of all. This girl was/is experiencing the worst kind of break up possible with its mix of unreciprocated love and unanswered questions, I have been talking to her about it for the a few months. During these months she’s tortured herself and today she finally confronted him and got her answers, though not the ones she was looking for they have provided some degree of comfort for the poor girl. I feel I have done good here. In a fifty five minute telephone conversation I explained to her what I am now calling the Zen Of Breaking up. These pieces of advice are for anyone who is experiencing a break up of any fashion, they are designed to help you move on and continue with your life. I will outline the advice given in this post. I did my utmost not to let my cynicism creep to deeply into that advice given while not being overly positive and giving the person a false sense of hope.

1.)  You must confront the person whom you’ve broken up with.
This applies especially to instances where relationships have ended with questions unanswered, you must talk to the person and ask the question, you should never let your fear or any other emotion get in the way of your quest to find truthful answers. At the same time do not obsess over getting these answers, be clear and concise in your inquiry. Also remember that the answers you get, if they are indeed the truth, will most likely not be the ones you were looking for. The truth hurts, this is a fact. Once you have your answers you may inquire further but do not dwell on the answers you have been given or the questions that remain or you will never be able to move on. You might not even get an answer at all, in this case see two. Remember everybody lies, whether it be to protect themselves or even you. If someone has lied to you about why they broke up with you it is probably a truth not worth knowing. In some cases things happen for no reason at all and it is best to accept that as an answer to avoid further suffering.

2.) Stop asking the question.
This is a slight continuation of the first point. When you have the answer, or at least an answer that you are satisfied with you must then stop asking questions or the question. To keep questioning after it is over is stupid and futile, it will only cause you further pain. If you have persistently asked the question without receiving an answer it is best to stop asking it. This is your life it is ticking away one second at a time, do not devote so much time to finding the answer to a question that you fail to continue living. Such a question is not worth asking.

3.) This is not the end of the world.
Sure it feels like it is, I wouldn’t want to be you right now. At the end of the day nothing is static, change is the nature of life itself. Things have changed and they will change again this much is certain. You will find someone else, your life does not and will not end here. If you are still convinced that it is you must get over yourself, nobody is that perfect.

4.) Do not punish yourself.
If it isn’t your fault, if it is and you feel guilty you must know when to stop. You must realize the futility of punishing yourself even more so for break ups that were far beyond your own control. You cannot control everything and you cannot hold yourself accountable for everything even if it was your own doing. Remember this. If you are still friends with the person you broke up with you must ask yourself whether maintaining a relationship with this person is: A) a coping mechanism or B) just another means of torturing yourself, if you answered B then the relationship is not worth maintaining.

5.) Time heals all wounds.
This is utter bullshit, action and time together heal wounds, time alone allows them to fester and become more poisonous than one could ever imagine. Bitterness and time can warp a person’s mind. Don’t leave anything unsaid, if you feel it get it out, if you need to do something do it, as long as it is productive in understanding why are in your current position or in coping with your current situation.

6.) Do not let this relationship dictate all to come.
We learn from our mistakes, sometimes however we apply these lessons negatively and they shape all our future relationships, if this is the case then we never really learned anything. Sure it went bad this time but it doesn’t necessarily mean all future relationships will be bad. Look at each new relationship with a fresh pair of eyes, carrying the lessons you learned from the past not directly acting upon them unless completely necessary. Do not let these lessons and bad experiences shape experiences to come. Mistakes are meant to be painful, how else would we learn from them?

7.) This may go against everything you’ve ever been taught.
Be selfish, this is for you not the person you broke up with. You need closure. You need answers and that person sure as hell doesn’t care too much about you anymore or they’d still be with you. At the end of the day you have to think of yourself. In a month or a year your ex will not be thinking about you so you have to think of yourself and not of them not matter how much you love/ loved them. It comes to a point where you must devalue the feelings of your ex to less than your own. Who cares if confronting them for answers will make them uncomfortable? You need those answers, therefore you will get them regardless of the feelings of your ex. Be selfish in moderation however.

8.) Dealing with it.
There are no right or wrong ways to do this, some drink, some do drugs, some work. The point of all of these activities is filling your time/ busying or numbing your mind. The best thing to do in this situation is to busy yourself. This can be done at work or with friends, it is best however to do it with friend as being sociable is likely to get your invited out again provided you’re not a complete mess in front of everyone. Going out is likely to get you invited out again, which could lead to you meeting someone else interesting and a lot more compatible for you. Even more so going out, having a drink and having fun helps take your mind of the thing that pains you so. Working late and such does the same thing but it is a lot more healthy for you to exercise this point in a social setting as it will be a better outlet for your feelings. Friends are better than colleagues. Continue life as you did before you met the your ex.
Do not shy from social interaction at this stage, isolation can make getting over it near impossible for some. You may need to make it clear to the dim half of your friends that your ex is not acceptable topic of conversation right now. People are idiots after all.

9.) Do what makes you happy.
Whatever it may be. Relax, use your time for you doing whatever you please. In short, you are entitled to be a little selfish.

10.) They’re your ex, don’t be afraid of them.
If you’re an unlucky individual who has to speak to or interact with your ex and it isn’t your choice the best thing you can do is just to act normal, as normal as possible. Say hello, don’t be bitter or at least don’t show it. This will make your environment less hostile for everyone involved. If you’re a person who chooses to maintain a relationship with an ex, you’re very brave indeed, acting normal or as friends would will make it less awkward for everyone. This is especially important for those who are now ‘just friends.’

11.) There is no such thing as Just Friends.
There will always be emotions to complicate things, even if you don’t want to be just friends and the feeling isn’t mutual it is probably best to never mention it even if they know. It just makes things easier on both of you. The environment is less hostile and if you’re holding onto the hope of relighting the flame this is the best way about it.

12.) Don’t count on rekindling dead romance.
It is very rare, for the most part it just doesn’t happen. Try once if you need to, though you have a 90% failure rate, after that trying again is just idiotic.

13.) Past is past.
What happened happened you cannot change the past, dwelling on it is not going to help anyone. Instead of dwelling on it look to the future but always live for today.  ‘This is your life and it is ending one minute at a time.’

14.) Don’t go looking for someone else right now.
You should let them come to you, don’t actively search for another partner straight away. After all enjoy being single for a while, it will be a refreshing change after you rediscover its benefits. It is also important to have your head straight before you think of entering another relationship. A new relationship is one of the best ways to forget about an old one and make you realize that your ex wasn’t and isn’t as great as you thought.

15.) A lesson learned.
Use this failed relationship as a lesson in a new one. Learn from your failings and become a better person in general. However as mentioned never let your failures define you. Feel like crap for as long as you need to but your primary concern throughout the break up should be acceptance ‘it is what it is, therefore I must move on’ the faster you realize this the better and the easier it will be for you. Try and test as many coping mechanisms as you can and take what works, discard that which does not.

I will probably add more to this as time goes by, note that this is a work in progress. The best thing you can do to deal with a break up is forget about it even if you don’t want to. The best part of this final tip is that you don’t particularly have to do anything in order to forget about someone. Do you remember your 5th birthday? Didn’t think so, time erases all memories. Everyone you know goes away in the end, in one way or another. After action has been taken time will allow you to forget that person, even if you don’t forget them it will allow you to forget the small details onto which the painful memories are attached, with time it all becomes a distant portrait of a life once lived and with happiness a relationship past loses meaning. It becomes irrelevant. You will come to realize that nothing really matters, it only has the meaning that you give to it.

I stumbled upon stumbleupon… How cool is that?

Posted in cool stuff, General with tags on May 2, 2011 by MISANTHROPIST
Stumbleupon

So true...

My girlfriend whom I love very much recently introduced me to the wonders of stumble upon, I’ve been told about Reddit and other online communities which might pique my interest but nothing has as much as stumble upon. Sure you click-through your fair share of crap before you find something that peaks your interests. Me and my girlfriend sometimes sit together and stumble. That just doesn’t sound right at all, she’ll get all mushy over the cute kittens and various animals doing cute things. I have to say some of the funniest things I’ve seen are the animals. We’ll laugh our asses off together or nostalgia to the max. I recommend stumbleupon to anyone who is bored or just wants to kill time. I don’t usually do promotions but this is worth while. I’m creating my own account with them soon, it can be funny, educational or whatever you want it to be. I mean where else would you learn to give CPR to a cat???

The image atop this post holds true for many a stumbler.

Finally…

Posted in Government/government bodies., Idiotic groups/people, Misanthropy, People on May 2, 2011 by MISANTHROPIST

Tonight I’m sitting by the TV as everyone else is passed out and just before they go to bed the news informs me that after countless years, deaths and billions Osama Bin-Laden is dead. At first I wondered to myself how he died. A bullet? A bomb? Liver failure?
One thing I can say is, it’s about fucking time. A younger me would have jumped at the chance to go to war, in fact I looked forward to it. Originally I planned to join the army, go to a military academy and then come out as an officer. With age came wisdom and with wisdom came ‘screw that.’

I was prepared to fight, kill and die. What I was not prepared for was killing, fighting and dying for oil or in a pointless war that will never end as long as people have faith and resolve in their beliefs. I said to myself that I would fight a just war but what exactly is a just war? I also saw the waste and pointless nature of warfare. That is not to say that all warfare is pointless. It is after all fighting, maiming and killing with efficiency for reasons other than survival which has defined us a species. I would fight a war, if my home and family were threatened I couldn’t care less for Queen or Country. I once read that all things are falling apart, decaying and that nothing is static. Such is the nature of life itself. Why waste it by in effect stomping over someones home as part of a manhunt that will change absolutely nothing in the long run.

So Osama Bin Laden is dead, it is not the man that endures but his ideals. Countless men have fallen, countless money has been wasted, lives changed forever on both sides all for a conflict that in the grand scheme of things will mean less than nothing. The whole news report led me to ask myself who will replace this madman. Another madder man perhaps?
I understand that nature of fighting a war, the nature of dying for your beliefs. I also understand that at the end of the day in a free society neither are necessary as long as we fight pointless wars we are destined for destruction, at the end of the day this is probably the for the best. Great tragedy has befallen the USA and UK and all over the world due to the actions of a few mad men. Maybe this entire war will serve as a lesson to us as a species, I highly doubt it.
‘An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind’
Mahatma Gandhi.

We may feel that we have exacted revenge on the mastermind of those attacks, this war is far from over however. In 50, 100 or maybe even 200 years time when I am long dead, if we have learned anything and deserve to survive we will ask ourselves was it all worth it? This whole war has shown me the black hearts of men and indeed the evils of religion. It has strengthened my resolve and belief that we would be better off without religion. The evils far outweigh the good. Religion in itself, as a concept is a good thing but we cannot trust mankind to preserve the purity in anything, mankind is forever doomed to twist and mar anything he touches. Because of this our destruction is the only solution, you cannot change the nature of the beast.

The Reds and the whites and the blues.

Posted in America on May 2, 2011 by MISANTHROPIST
USA

United States of Epic Win.

So after many years of planning I’m in the USA, I’d have updated sooner but about 12 people care and to be honest I’ve been way to busy enjoying myself. I’ve got one thing to say to start. Maybe it’s just where I’ve been to a good part but the United States of America is already better than England. There’s so much more freedom here, the people are generally friendlier, I haven’t had to be an asshole for just over two weeks, this my friends is a holiday. To be honest I don’t ever want to go home. I do hate the attention my accent brings me. I’ve already got all the attention I need. Thanks for making this all possible, you know who you are.

I mean the beer is better, bud select tastes watery but it’s better than the watery beer back home. I enjoyed goose though, it’s how beer should taste. I love White Castle, Wendy’s, McDonald’s can go fuck itself. Star Bucks here is much better, Your Chinese food is amazing. I am also very much enjoying your cigarettes. There may not be much of a difference in the way of language but your goods are definitely better, your people are friendlier and I can take a shit without being observed from every angle by over 9000 security cameras. In short I love America for what it is, freedom to make your own choices, to live how you wish to live. People talk a lot of shit about the USA, including myself at times but you really do have to experience it, I’d recommend it. I’ve put on weight, yes your food is that good. Oh and I can relax without being harassed by Jehovah’s witnesses every single fucking week. I like that, thank you America.

The only thing that pissed me off was US customs, after having my cock closely viewed at Heathrow Airport on the full body scanner, my very existence was question by some bald guy at customs, I understand post 9-11 paranoia but fuck, I’d be like the whitest terrorist ever. The guy at customs was a real ball buster, I got away from him in the end. It was difficult enough. I have that one complaint but for the most part it was understandable. I don’t want to go home, I’ve got everything I could ever want here. Also the next time someone tells me about Americans and food I will tell them to shut the fuck up, you guys know how to make good food. I haven’t had one crappy meal since I’ve been here. Also Barnes&Noble is an awesome book store. Where I’m a bit of a night owl and everyone goes to sleep after about 12-ish I’ve been reading a lot more, I guess I have you guys to thank for that. People talk a lot of shit about the USA but now I realize it must be jealously. I’m not saying all of America is super awesome and everything they do is right but it beats home any day. Your post arrives on time, where I am public transport is as prevalent but it sure does run on fucking time which is a god send by the way. Your weather is pretty similar in some places to the weather we get back home but hell when it’s hot it is fucking hot. I love that. You know how to celebrate, I enjoy the laid back nature here. I’m only an asshole really because I have to be to survive back home. Another thing I’m enjoying is the sheer amount of space here. You’re not up someones ass wherever you go because the sidewalk is of a decent size and houses are well spaced.

I see why most Americans are proud of their. Thank you. America>England. No argument there. Even your damn tea is better.