Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Response to the bus monitor bullying video

Yes, web videos count as "geek" material too

By now, you've all probably seen the video of that poor old lady getting the shit harassed and bullied out of her by a bunch of punk kids who neither deserve to live nor deserve the services of such a sweet, selfless person. This is about as angry as you'll ever see me get and I'm about to launch into a profanity-laced tirade about society in general and what it does to kids.
Historically, kids are supposed to respect adults. This has always been the case as recently as 10 years ago. I know I was always taught to respect my elders and if I didn't, I'd likely either A. get the shit scolded out of me or B. get the shit beaten out of me. Take note that I'm from an Asian background so multiply that tenfold. Oh and I probably would have something dear to me confiscated for a lengthy period of time. Traditionally, white people, especially in the Southern United States will punish the hell out of their kids for infractions like this too, especially since Asian and Southern U.S. cultures emphasize respect.
Nowadays, kids seem to get away with anything. If the kids do badly in school, it's the teacher's fault and the kids don't get blamed for being fucking dumb little shits. If kids bitch about wanting the latest and greatest toys/gizmos, their parents give in. I've seen fucking 8-year-olds with iPhones. As if, my mom would never ever have let me have a phone when I was a kid. Parents get their kids anything without making them work. In short, kids today are more spoiled and that leads to my rant about this video.
In this video, an older lady gets verbally harassed by a bunch of punk middle school kids. I'm going to diverge by saying that even though I normally like kids when they're nice, I strongly dislike most kids at the middle school age, partially because that's when I was bullied on a near-daily basis. Middle schoolers are snot nosed brats that act like high schoolers and think they're cool but really they're just a bunch of losers who are not deserving of half the shit they have.
Anyway, these kids think they're so cool by constantly calling this lady "fat." Okay, some things you should never call people that you don't really know too well, especially "fat." All of the insults could easily have been shrugged off by someone with thick skin and a penchant for dealing with borderline retarded monkeys on a daily basis. Until these retarded fuckers said something about the lady being "so fat that her family should commit suicide" or something along those lines. Umm, no. Just no, some things you really shouldn't joke about, suicide being one of them. What's even worse is that this lady's oldest son did, in fact, commit suicide.
Personally, I think that human beings can't stoop any lower when they resort to bullying. No, I don't think bullying is an okay excuse because you either have a small dick or got molested when you were 4. Bullying is just unacceptable, and bullying an old lady is absolutely the lowest you can go. I think one of those kids actually had the fucking balls to fake an apology when he got called out. It got televised on the news or something and he said he was sorry despite the fact that he said something about wanting to "feed her to his pitbulls" in the video. What a fucking moron. That kid in particular deserves an especially cruel punishment.
So there you go. As a personal victim of bullying, I felt the need to rant about this recent turn of events. No I don't care if you think I'm too harsh or brutally honest. If you were bullied or had kids that were bullied, you'd probably be out to hang the kids in that video from the tallest tree you can find. I'm not, because I think that's too good for them too. They need to face public scorn and live with it for the rest of their lives. And the response the bus monitor got? People donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to her so she can have a vacation. A little overboard? Maybe, since most vacations don't cost near that much. She still deserves it. Anyone who has to deal with fucking pre-teens who think they're gangsters deserves it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Review of Prometheus

[Disclaimer: there are a few spoilers]

Okay, I'm going to be really frank with this one. I was really looking forward to this movie. I've been a big fan of the Alien and Predator movies since I was about 11 so you can imagine that I rabidly anticipate anything even remotely related to the former two. I have to say that after The Dark Knight Rises and The Expendables 2, this was probably my most anticipated movie of the summer.
It fucking sucked.
Before you fanboys start flaming me, you have to realize that I'm a really big fanboy myself and I wouldn't say that it fucking sucked if I didn't have my reasons. So here goes my big rant as to why Prometheus sucked.
First of all, it took a really cool and interesting concept and simultaneously made it jumbled and incoherent. I mean seriously, you have one scene of archaeologists making a really big discovery (READ: cave painting) and then the next scene, they have some multi-trillion dollar expedition funded on the basis of a fucking CAVE PAINTING?! That by itself is just, no. Just, no. Who in their right frame of mind would throw away that much money just because someone possibly found POTENTIAL evidence that we were created by aliens?!
Plausibility aside, the story was also all over the place. There was just a bunch of shit that didn't make any damn sense and then this movie, a sci fi summer blockbuster, tries too hard to be philosophical with the whole "should we keep looking for answers for our existence" debate.
That leads to my next point. The characters were all fucking morons. Excuse my language, but there's no better way to put it. You have two archaeologists, who made what in real life would have been a sweet discovery, manage to get an expedition chartered to the most remote, probably dangerous parts of space where literally no one can hear you scream. They were all really flat and single-minded in their suicidal quest for answers. What are you trying to prove? A sane person would just be happy to be alive and not really care why the hell or who the hell created them, especially when said creator aliens turn out to be a bunch of genocidal douchebags.
The other characters with the exception of two are equally moronic for following. At least the captain and that tattooed dude with the mohawk had some brains.
My rant aside, the special effects were top-notch, and some of those more revolting scenes were definitely highlights. Yes, I'm talking about that rape-happy precursor to the facehugger from the Alien movies. And the c-section. It almost ties Alien for shocking birthing scenes. Finally, Michael Fassbender proved himself as one of the foremost young actors in Hollywood with his portrayal of David, the android. He had the perfect mix of calm and emotionless, two great qualities for an artificial being designed to serve its master.

I give it 2 out of 4 stars. Interesting concept tarnished by a poor plot direction and a cast of idiot characters who all deserved to die.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hello World, you kind of suck

This is a new blog by yours truly, the Bald Samurai about most topics that complete nerds like myself like. I'll be covering video games, movies, probably anime and comics. Because I don't really have free time, a lot of the stuff I review/cover will be of my choosing. What's that, you don't like X-Men? GET THE FUCK OUT. Kidding. But seriously, unlike a lot of other people I share interests with, I have some semblance of a life and if I covered everything, yeah I'd be a lot like the rest of the damn world, which would make me fat and out of shape. Once again, kidding. So enjoy.

NOTE: Sometimes I have a tendency to rant and use R-rated language so if that sort of thing offends you, tough. The world is a brutally honest place and as such I'm a brutally honest person.