#8: Colleges and Mall Cops

Alright so I planned on meeting my friend in Braintree the other day, and I realized that I still hadn’t used my college tour day yet. I woke up at the normal time that I do for school and left like 15 minutes later than I normally would. So I get down to the train station and the train was scheduled to get there at 8:07, well I checked the time and it was 8:10. I then went on my phone and looked up the mbta website and find out some idiot got her car stuck on the tracks. So the train got delayed by about 25 minutes and got there at 8:32. I arrived at the Braintree station and then took the red line to JFK/UMASS and just barely made it in time.

So I get into this little room where other people are scheduled to take a tour also, and we go over this 45 minute power point, and then met with the tour guide. The facility was impressive and there were alot of constructions being done, but what really caught my eye was the catwalk system, it went on for a long time. There was nothing truly memorable other than that, but I really am considering trying to get my grade up and getting into that college, or at least any.

So I take back the shuttle bus to the train station and go up to Braintree. I had about 2 hours to wander around and do nothing, so I went to get a coffee from Dunkins and walk up to the mall. After those two hours my friend hit me up and we met at his house and then just started walking back up there. We didn’t even go in the mall we just went up to the very top of it. Now I was also at the very top during my first trip there (It’s about a 25 foot drop to the parking lot below that and an even further drop to to parking lot) and a white security guard came on walking by and didn’t say a word to me. On the second trip there me and my friend were in the exact spot and I was sitting on the ledge while he was standing. All of a sudden a black security guard came walking over here and said “Now tell me what’s wrong with this picture” and I replied “Nothing officer, I don’t see anything illegal going on over here.” Long story short he kicked us off the property for fucking sitting on a pretty secure and pretty not dangerous are were the ledge was really wide and there was no way I was falling from there. Basically what I’m trying to say is I wonder what would’ve happened if some black kids were in our situation, with a black mall cop walking by and saying nothing and then a white mall cop later on kicking them off the property, I wonder if the word ‘racist’ or ‘hate crime’ would be used.¬†

One more thing, the reason why I was sitting on the ledge is because I like the spot and it was a good spot to take some photos of the clouds and the surrounding from, I was never going to fall off the ledge.

#7: This is actually real

So I stumbled across one of the trends on Facebook and it talked about Justin Bieber killing black people and joining the KKK, and I just had to post something about this. So I watched the video and he was like 14 years old and the video just surfaced now, like really, how can a video like that be covered up for over like 3 years. The video was basically him saying “One less lonely nigger” a few times, and then he said “If I kill you I’ll be part of the KKK”. I know what you’re thinking, and no I am not lying, here’s the video link, or actually here’s a few of them if one site takes it down or something. Actually no it’s TMZ they’re definitely gonna leave it up

http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/04/justin-bieber-singing-one-less-lonely-n-word-video-girl/

Wow, that’s a new level of terrible even for ‘the Beibs’. I also read about Whoopi Goldberg of all fucking people defending him, saying “The N Word means nothing in Canada”. I’m pretty sure that the N-word has gotta mean something everywhere. Also one more thing, stay classy Bieber.

#6: Double Standards

(Taken from “Professional Privilege Checkers Inc.”)

Double Standards
Music video with half naked men dancing:funny
Music video with half naked women dancing:sexist and objectifying
All man’s college:sexist
All woman’s college:empowering
MRA:sexists and rape apologists
Feminists:empowering
Woman checking out a guy and calling him hot:normal
Man checking out a girl and calling her hot:objectifying
Men’s rights:a joke
Woman’s rights:a serious issue
My boyfriend tries to take a bag into a store:sir you have to leave that by the door. We don’t want anyone stealing anything
I try to take my purse into the exact same store:go right ahead miss
Man pays for dinner:What a responsible man, taking care of his girl
Woman pays for dinner:What a horrible man she has, making her pay!
Man calls a woman a slut:Objectifying
Woman calls a man a douche:”You tell ’em, girl!”
Man goes into Victoria’s Secret with his girlfriend:”Ew, pervert, why does he have to be in here, go outside who cares if its raining!” (yeah that actually fucking happened)
Woman goes into a sex store:”Wow so cool, she isn’t afraid to come in here!”
Gay men:gross
Gay women:so fucking hot
Man cries:weakling
Woman cries:she must have broken down, poor dear
Man hits a woman:disgusting sexist pig
Woman hits a man:He must have provoked her
Man rapes a woman:”what a pig! he deserves to die”
Woman rapes a man:”Well, he had an erection, he obviously wanted it. Not rape.
Woman is in the military:”Wow, what a brave courageous girl”
Man is in the military:He must not have been smart enough to do anything else

#5: The best classroom discussion of the year

I really wish I published this yesterday but I didn’t get home til wicked late and had other shit to do. That’s not really important though, I still remember a good amount of the discussion. So I was in 4th block and my teacher started talking about McCarthyism. Now at that moment I wasn’t very interested due to the fact he talked about that and Joseph McCarthy for the past 2 days, but here’s where it got good.

He brought up the fact that ridicule is a great weapon, because when you accuse someone of being a rapist or a racist, then they are immediately antagonized and often times it can shut them up. He also talked about how women can claim that they were raped or beaten and they are automatically victimized, even if there isn’t any evidence. He also talked about how black people can do a similar kind of thing. Lets says a black and white person get into a fight, if the black guy calls the white man a cracker, then it isn’t a legitimate hate crime, but if the white person calls the black person a nigger, then its no doubt a hate crime. Even if there is no evidence to support the black persons claim, people automatically assume the white person to be a racist. It’s all because blacks are part of a protected class, and women are as well. Some black people also say that modern day whites should be punished for what our ancestors did, and I just think to myself “Fuck you, you didn’t live there life you piece of shit.” I just hate how people try to use that same stupid ass revenge for our ancestors shit to justify every outrageous fucking claim they make, or even in some cases to justify their crimes on white people.

He soon asked the class if any of them have been following the whole issue on the ‘Washington Redskins’ and how people in congress want that name to change, due to it being offensive. Now my teacher has a lot of the same views as I do, and a good amount of the class seems to for that matter. Anyways, one of the kids in my class brought up how he would be proud if there was a team that was named after his people (All the students in my class but one are white, and the one kid isn’t even fully black) and how he wouldn’t be offended, as having a team named after your people is actually holding them in high regard, kind of like celebrating them. Another kid who I’m good friends responded saying “So what, if I had a sports teams it would be acceptable to called them The Niggers.” (By the way my teacher is pretty deaf, and he’s only like 50). Now this was a tricky topic for me to get an opinion on, as Matt has a great point, but I don’t see any actual Redskins getting offended, and the word Redskin is nowhere as bad as Nigger.

Soon enough, just like I thought it would, the teacher started talking about feminism. He said that there are feminists and then there are extreme feminists, aka feminazis. A good amount of the class displayed their dislike of them, and rightfully so. There wasn’t very much discussion about this topic and quite frankly that was the end of the nice little half hour discussion.

 

#4: Defending Monday

Everyone complains about Mondays. It’s the start of a long work/school week, and the end of the weekend, and almost everyone enjoys the weekend. Personally, I dislike Tuesdays as much if not more than Mondays. Sure it’s a day closer to the end of the week, but there’s still awhile to go. At least on Mondays you’re rested up (unless you’ve partied all weekend), and sometimes its good getting back to work/school after being off for a few nights, it can be refreshing sometimes.

It’s a lot different after a long vacation though, I usually dread coming back after a week long vacation. I usually develop somewhat of a routine during vacations and I hate coming back, it isn’t refreshing like coming back after a short weekend.

All I’m saying is, I don’t think Monday deserves as much hate as it gets, sometimes it does, but most of the times Monday can actually be a good day.

#3: My take on remakes

What do True Grit, Oceans Eleven, Halloween, and Dawn of the Dead all have in common? Yes they are all popular movies, but they have also been remade into modern day movies. My friend who is a big movie buff often scoffs at classic movies that are made into what he calls “horrible attempts of recreation.” He says that the originals have some subtleties that can’t be remade nowadays. Now I do agree with that part in ways, but I also think that remakes boast better graphics, and sometimes better acting, or at least¬†acting favored by people like me.

There are some movies I say that shouldn’t and couldn’t be remade (and turn out good). Movies like ‘The Breakfast Club”, “Dazed and Confused”, and “A Christmas Story” just have to many elements from the years of the past and I don’t think it would translate well into modern day films. These are just a few exceptions to the list.

I am actually a fan of the classic slasher remakes, probably because I wasn’t around to see the originals. My favorite horror remake is definitely “Friday the 13th.” That movie just had me interested all through the film, and in tune with what was happening.

Well, that was just a quick post that I decided to do about remakes. I don’t think they deserve as much criticism as they get, but then again most people criticizing were around to see the originals.

#2: Just a little tidbit

This is my second blog post in as many days, and I wanna make this post quick. Game 7 between Los Angelis and Chicago will be on in about 15 minutes and I’m hyped for it. I have a lot of things on my mind at the moment, like improving my grades, looking for any ways to make money that I can that are legal (due to having no job), and other various little things. This past year has really showed me how tough the economy is, and even though a lot of people have jobs that doesn’t mean I’m gonna get hired. Don’t get me wrong I’m not a juvenile that nobody want’s working at the business, I help out the community via the group I’m currently in, and have a mostly good reputation, but still things don’t really work out. The lowest point of this past year was not getting hired to McDonalds after my interview, I mean c’mon. What really pissed me off is some of the people that they did hire, like this one kid showed up high to work almost everyday and I barely even show up to school high. But I’ve gotten over it.

I just wan’t to say, when I have some free time I’m gonna throw around some ideas on how to make this blog more visibly appealing, and how to make my blog unique and fresh. This month is going to be ‘hella’ busy for me and I just hope I can make it out alive. This is just a little tidbit for you guys, and I hope you come through tomorrow and check out my next post. Better days are on the way.