Archive for October, 2012

Sunday 2: Ranted (R)

Posted in America, England, Foods, General, How to lose friends and offend people, Idiotic groups/people, London 2012, Love, Men, Misanthropy, Music, People, Technology, The Internet., TV, Uncategorized, Unpopular Opinions., Useless information. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST

 

It’s Sunday again and in a few hours, while half of Britain is violently masturbating to Songs of praise I will be fucking bored out of my mind as on any normal Sunday. The fact that Sunday is shit coupled with my fucking oven dying on me and having no money means that this Sunday will be especially shit, a Sunday of Sundays if you will. If my friend is busy with his girlfriend and my significant other is busy I am what is known as fucked.

I’m reviewing for you and myself what I can do tomorrow. The weather is shit which has never stopped me before but my friends are also shit which has stopped me many-a-time, so going out is a no. I have no money so anything involving money including eating a nice meal or getting drunk off my ass is out of the question. I began considering kicking children but alas there are none around and I’m told that it’s cruel and the screams are not of enjoyment but pain. The TV is a pile of wank as always. Why do you even have to pay to view it. It isn’t like there’s ever anything on unless you’re fond of jersey shore or shitty soaps that are, for some reason, a national favorite.

There’s fuck all to do except grill chicken, at least there’s the internet with all of it’s idiots, pornography and cat videos. What a good time that’ll be. I can watch porn while laughing at cats, give me a bottle of cider, some cheap cigarettes and fake designer clothes and I’ll just join the unwashed masses who have no idea what voting is let alone how to vote. The furthest ahead they can plan is to try to tell me they need a pound to see their daughter in hospital.

This man was obviously lying to me so I said if that was my daughter was hospitalized I wouldn’t be stopping to beg for change. I’d be hauling ass down to the hospital. By the way I’m not that much of a dick, I know he was lying because this is a regular thing. I straight away tell him to fuck off when he asks me for money nowadays.

I guess the point of this post is that tomorrow is going to be one hell of a shitty day. I’m writing this to reveal to you a microcosm of my shitty existence right now. If it wasn’t for the lucky lady who  puts up with my shit I’d have gone crazy a long time ago. I’d like to have kids but I’m really not ready yet but when I am and they arrive I’m keeping them far away from this shit-hole. I’ll tell them stories about it before bed and they’ll wake me up with nightmares about Burberry-clad chavs chugging liter after liter of cider and trying to ‘borrow’ a cigarette from you.

When the time comes and I have enough money I think I’m going to do something special every Sunday. Later in life I think I will take Sundays to do something special with my children. Their mother is going to make them go to church till they’re 18 as a sort of tradition until they’re old enough to make their own decision. Which is when I will turn them to the dark side. Nobody should have to wake up that early on a Sunday, not even god if he’s there listening. I might take them for ice-cream or all of us for a meal. We also agreed that our children will attend no church activities without their mother because I’m uncomfortable with the prospect of my children being molested. Misanthropy= distrust+News reports=No fucking way.

Since we’re on this subject, family life is different in America. At least in the middle class. I love how family will go out for meals. The American family is still pretty strong compared to here. I enjoy the closeness for the most part. It awesome that these people can and want to spend time together. It’s nice. I have no contact with most of my immediate family and all my extended family. I wouldn’t change that though. Coming from a lower class background I am instantly better off in America. The money goes further and family don’t need to live by the paycheck. It’s nice to be able to want something and have the change in your pocket to go get it.

If I don’t change it Sunday will forever be a shitty day in my mind, as soon as I have the power I will change that. It looks like my Sunday will be full of guitar. At least it’s productive. That and the company of the lucky woman who gets to hear my bitch about my day should get me by. This has been a weird rant and thanks for sticking with me through laughing, cringing or being outright offended. All this bullshit and I can’t even have a damn cigarette.
Misanthropist.

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Guitar…

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST

I’m getting a lot better at it, in my recent bad luck I was informed that my friend no longer has access to the studio at this point. He may possibly get access again in the future but at this point, when, is unknown to me. I still enjoy playing everyday. Sitting down and practicing has almost become religious. Gives me something to focus on so I don’t go crazy with boredom. It drowns out everything which is really a beautiful thing if you’ve ever experienced it. I’m knocking out new riffs every few days, learning more, experimenting with old riffs and seeing what comes out. I’m also learning more theory. I can play pretty well now, free style and such but I know next to nothing about theory. I need to expand my bank of chords too. It’s an ongoing thing. I don’t think I’ll ever stop playing. Maybe someday it’ll take me places and I can transfer my misanthropy into a song.

Misanthropist.

Update, Everything that could possibly go wrong is currently going wrong.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST

I’ve had a pretty interesting month really, first off the financial situation was shitty which is something I can deal with. Then the oven decides to pack up on me, then my charger cord and on top of that, being stressed and not being able to sleep with a jaw ache made me miss a JSA appointment which is now being referred to a ‘decision maker.’

I think it’ll be fine but it could all go sour. I have to grill or fry everything at the moment. I made pizza on a grill yesterday which was an experience. Can’t wait to do some chicken on there. Things are pretty crappy right now. Could always be worse but Alice isn’t exactly in wonderland over here. This all gives me more reason to be pissed off at the world.

For a start Sony, you’d think for all their expertise and experience they could make a battery and charger that is a little more durable. Battery needed replacing after the first year and the charger will have to be replaced for the second time, what is with that. Sony need to step up their game, it isn’t like the charger or battery were abused or anything.

Secondly to the JSA, you’ve sanctioned me before for no fucking reason, I have your employee’s assurance that everything ‘should’ be fine. I’m sure you’d find any god-damned reason not to pay me so don’t be surprised when your reassurance is of no relief to me. I entered into an agreement with you that while not difficult is mandatory. I feel like I’ve sold myself into slavery.

Why the fuck can’t I find a cooker with a grill for 200? That’s really pissing me off right now. I can handle grilling shit for a few months but I’m not missing out on Christmas dinner. Looks like I’ll be having my own little thanksgiving because why the fuck not. At least the financial situation will improve this month, at least I hope.

Misanthropist

I have to admit this is pretty awesome.

Posted in cool stuff with tags , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST

This blog gets a lot more monthly traffic than expected.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST

It’s not a lot really but it gets into a thousand or just over a month. I just wanted to confirm that for myself because I never really expected that. It’s a damn shame I only get one or two of you who talk.

Misanthropist.

Misanthrope’s Survival Guide: Introduction/Technology and you.

Posted in Misanthropy, People, Technology, The Internet., Unpopular Opinions. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST


If you’re wondering why I wrote this then your guess is as good as mine. There are many people I know who are always complaining about not being able to get a moment alone, a respite from people and their bullshit. A break from all the general day-to-day shit that the world has to offer us. I do, however, know who I am writing this for. The hardcore misanthrope, the introvert or those of you who just can’t seem to get a moment alone like my partner. We all have busy lives but for some it is beyond necessary that we are able to take a break from people and spend some time alone without being bothered.

The single biggest problem is that the thing you’re complaining about can be easily fixed. The fix is quick and painless and it starts here with one single hand-held device that has revolutionised how we interact with and contact others. Your cell phone allows people to contact you any time and any place as long as it is on. With new technology on the rise your cellphone is now connected to most forms of social media meaning you’re available to anyone 24/7.  There is one fast fix here but to most people your cellphone is your lifeline and it isn’t possible to turn it off for an amount of time without some negative consequences, I pity you but to those of you reading I offer this solution.

The first thing you need to do is set it to silent for a while, the second is sign out of all social media or at least appear offline. Another life saver is text messaging. This means you don’t have extended contact with someone, which can be a godsend if you didn’t want to talk to the person in the first place and you’re too much of a wuss to tell them. It’s useful for other things such as lying to your boss. Remember messages, only ever call someone you want to talk to, if it’s important or as a last resort. A final point about text messaging is that you remain in control of the conversation at all times, that is very useful in a number of situations.

If you only text message on your phone and rarely appear online on social media you’ll find that you are left alone after a while more often than not. So we’ve covered turning your phone on silent, appearing offline or signing out and text messaging rather than calling. One thing I did forget is Blackberry Messenger, this is a pretty useful service available to all the unfortunate people who own blackberries and aren’t paying through the nose for music and apps in the apple store. I really don’t know if there is an appear offline mode, all i know is that people can see if you’ve read their messages which further complicates things when you’re ignoring someone or just looking for some breathing space. Either way the ultimate solution is this: Don’t pay for the service. BBM isn’t free, its ‘free’ and this service that you pay for is the same as another you’re already paying for. Pay for one or the other damn it, why have something you don’t need?

Now we have your cell phones out the way here is another important announcement about technology and the internet. Remember you’re never quite as anonymous as you think you are. If you don’t already know this, you should have a separate work and personal email. This isn’t only essential to maintain you privacy, it’s also to maintain your life in general. That said don’t give out your email, messenger or BBM to anyone who isn’t necessary. This cuts down on your contacts list, saves memory and frees up the above communication methods for things that are important/emergencies. It also means people will be able to bother you less.

Another side note about work. Whatever you do, do not give out your phone number to colleagues because they’ll call asking you favors like if you’d take their shift or your boss will call saying they want you in today. It will be the single worst mistake you ever make. People from work whom you’d never give your number to will acquire it from somebody else. It will be a fucking nightmare.

Section Summary:
Cellphones should be turned off at night to avoid assholes waking you up in the early AM.

If you cannot turn  your cell off switch it to vibrate/silent.

Send text messages instead of calls.

If you have a Landline you might want to put that on silent too or just pull the cord out if you’re feeling daring today.

Don’t give out your BBM/Messenger address/phone number out unless absolutely necessary.

Never give your number out to anyone from work.

You’ll find that if you try these methods you will be able to get a moment’s peace and you will be less stressed out in general. There’s nothing worse than some idiot from Facebook annoying you while you’re at work. If you can help it though you should really avoid social media in general or keep its usage to a bare minimum. Facebook sucks anyways. I’m still not comfortable with people being able to contact me that easily. 90% of the problem for the people who complain about not being able to get a moment’s peace is that they are constantly glued to their damn phones. It’s like an addiction and it’s pretty bad when you’re messaging someone in the next room to bring you something. You know who you are!

I hope you’ve enjoyed part one.
Misanthropist.

JSA grinds my gears yet again.

Posted in Government/government bodies., Idiotic groups/people, Misanthropy with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST

 


I recently received a document stating that their were new sanctions for not holding up your end of the bargain. I was once sanctioned for something like 3 months for not applying to a job I would never have received because I was completely unqualified for it. So I was immediately skeptical.

Though I did not read the full document I saw that they can now stop your money for 3 years in total if you fail to meet your agreement. I understand this in a way because this will stop people abusing the deal for the money. A’ la junkies and other cheats who are committing fraud and such. What I don’t get is that if someone makes an honest mistake like I had before will they really stop your cash for three years?

If you’re unemployed and absolutely cannot find work what do you do then? If you haven’t got something/someone/family to fall back on do you starve, be made homeless? What happens then. I think this idea looked good on paper but in practice it is cruel and unusual. What the hell JSA?

Misanthropist