Catfish TV Show – Real Life or Foolish Ignorance?

A friend was over and she asked if my girlfriend or I have heard of a show called Catfish. Neither of us did so we ended up watching it because it sounded intriguing. The show is about people  that start talking to someone online and develop a relationship. Usually it turns out that they’re not who they said they were and sometimes this is to the extreme.

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Now I won’t lie, I actually find the show amusing and enjoy watching it but how realistic is it?

I find it hard to believe that someone was talking to another person online for let’s say 8 months and never skyped or anything. I mean first off if I were talking to someone attractive online and we hit it off, I’d be instantly skeptical if I never met them in person. Why would they be actively chatting online when they could easily date someone local and more than likely get hit on all the time? Let’s get past that point and assume they made themselves very convincing and had a story about how they’re sick of people in their town or something. Now we’ve been chatting for months online and possibly on the phone and I still don’t have any new casual pictures or video chatted? Maybe they always come up with an excuse why they can meet, show a new picture or video chat. Those are pretty huge red flags that would normally alarm a person to demand proof or simply stop talking. “Oh but she/he is my soul mate I just know it!”. COME ON! Really?!

The voice alone if they talk on the phone is a pretty good indicator although not in the case of someone of the same sex and age. I’m talking about when you THINK you’re talking to a good looking model guy and he’s in a bunch of magazines and when you talk to him on the phone he sounds either like a girl or a 14 year old boy. Obviously something is wrong there. I’m talking about when you THINK you’re talking to a hot chick and she refuses to talk on the phone or video chat or maybe sounds one again like a little boy (Maybe it’s still a girl you might say? Well maybe it’s a 13 year old girl and now you’re apparently a predator).

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I understand some people get desperate or get caught up thinking how perfect someone is or who they have so many of the same interests but how silly are you to let that blind you of common sense AFTER maybe 2 weeks? Shouldn’t you be interested in seeing they’re face when you talk and if they didn’t have a computer to Skype, wouldn’t you hope that if someone truly “loves” you that they’d buy a cheap laptop or webcam for you?

To be honest I’m not sure if everything is made up for television but these kinds of things DO actually happen in real life. They shouldn’t ever get to this point but they do. Be careful you never know if you’re talking to a  girl, guy or possibly even someone who is transgender.

Do you think the Catfish show is real?

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NHL Lockout Ends With Agreement and Season Start



Finally after 113 days the National Hockey League’s Lockout is resolved!

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Unbelievable how much time was wasted to come terms and begin the season. Jaromir Jagr is the only active player who has been in league for all four work stoppages. There are 10 active players that have been in the three lockouts. Jagr, Roman Hamrlik, Teemu Selanne, Chris Pronger, Martin Brodeur, Nikolai Khabibulin, Jason Arnott, Ray Whitney, Sergei Gonchar, Brian Rolston.

PREVIOUS NHL WORK STOPPAGES
Year Length
1991-92 Strike No games lost (April 1-11)
1994-95 Lockout 48-game season (Training camp, lockout began Oct. 1 – start of reg season) Oct. 1-Jan. 11
2004-05 Lockout Season cancelled (Sept. 16-July 22), 1,230 regular season games lost

 

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Top 5 Movies Of 2012 That I’d Actually Re-watch

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The Avengers

Come on, you get all of these heroes together in one movie?! Yes please. Each an every character was interesting and obviously can do well in their own movies so it’s an absolute score to have them jam packed into one. Probably the best overall pleaser considering it can reach almost all audiences and spark intrigue by everyone. All around entertaining, clever and funny movie. Recommended for PG audiences.

Cabin In The Woods

Personally I absolutely loved this move and wished I could watch a sequel immediately after the credits started rolling. The idea that the whole movie could have had a different type of threat from fables is genius and interesting. It almost reminds of some of the old unique Goosebumps books where you could make a decision and you’d have a different outcome depending on which object was picked in the cellar. Overall grade A movie that shakes up the “Teens go into cabin in the woods and get killed” genre. Recommended for mature audiences.

Looper

I was so confused and creeped out when I started watching this movie not knowing anything about it beforehand. The main character I SWORE looked just like Joseph Gordon-Levitt only different. I couldn’t get over it because I figured it must be a different guy or possibly a relative. Basically that thought kept with me the entire movie and finally I realized it was in fact Joseph. Seriously? I feel a bit silly now thinking it wasn’t him but I didn’t realize that film could seamlessly change his appearance in the manner it did. Phenomenal. All the visual hype aside it was also a unique and amusing film that was very well done. Recommended for mature audiences.

The Amazing Spider-man

Not exactly what I expected from the etched in stone story of Spiderman but in a good way. When I first heard they were rebooting the series I rolled my eyes and thought to myself, “Here we go again”. Don’t get me wrong the main structure is still intact, it’s just that there was no Mary-Jane. Everyone loves an underdog story and you feel for Peter Parker along his ride. Recommended for PG audiences.

Men In Black 3

First off the guy who they get to play K (Tommy Lee Jones) in his younger years (Josh Brolin) totally looks like he would. Hands down a great casting job. It’s the usual wacky MiB movie with the quirky one liners and expected visual effects. The ending I found to be particularly good. Recommended for PG audiences.

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New Iron Man Movie – Marvel Superhero

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This is bound to be an excellent movie! I used to read Iron Man comic books and was jacked later on in life when the first movie came out. Perfectly executed plus Robert Downey Jr. is an awesome actor. Can’t wait to see how good this one plays out.

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Borderlands 2 Raised DLC Level Cap = Motivation Factor

Everyone loves Borderlands 1 & 2. They are both amazing games. It’s awesome when you play with friends because you can communicate and save each others lives. The best is getting new guns and equipment all the time and leveling up your skills. I loved having to do quests because I wanted to level up and thus put a new skill point down to make my character better.

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The problem is with motivation and the level cap not increasing with EACH DLC.

Once I hit max level on the base version of the game, quests seemed useless and there didn’t feel like a reason to continue playing even if there was more story to be told.

Another issue is that basically every single chest you open is guaranteed to have crappy loot. I feel like I received some decent gear fairly quickly but open countless chests and drops and nothing is useful. To a degree that’s fine because that’s what the loot from invincibles is for but I mean what’s the point in even having chests later in the game when all of the loot sucks anyway.

Something in the game that seems useless later on, at least until you get to the point where you can do invincible bosses regularly anyway is eridium. You’ll get all the upgrades to your ammo/bag/vault capacity and then eridium is useless and caps out at 99. It doesn’t turn into cash, nothing special happens.

It starts off so good and plays with diminishing returns later on. Keep me motivated to play! Badass rank increases aren’t good enough on their own.

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A few things I think would increase the attraction of Borderlands would be:

  • Raise the level cap with each DLC.
  • Make chests more likely to drop better loot when you’re max level for that particular DLC or a different mechanic that makes decent loot come out of them.
  • Give cash or something instead of eridium once you’re maxed out.

True story.

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Airplanes by B.o.B Full Band Cover – FOR JULY

Maybe a bit old but here’s a cover of the song Airplanes I did a while back. Should I do more covers?

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Police burst into my home!

So recently I was watching a movie in my basement with my girlfriend when there was a knock at the door. My roommate upstairs went to answer the door and was greeted by several police officers promptly asking who is currently in the residence. He explained that there were four people including himself, his friend, my girlfriend and myself and then overheard an officer’s radio mention his friends name (Turns out they were simply receiving information on who the owner of the vehicle at the end of the driveway was). At that point my roommate said hold on a moment, closed the door slightly and went back to his room to call his friend down thinking maybe he pocket dialed 911. Instantly five officers pushed the door open and invaded my home without permission.

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In a fluster of confusion I started walking up the stairs and told my girlfriend to do the same and I asked what’s going on to which I was replied with, “A female called from this address claiming a man was trying to hurt her”. Astonished I quickly asked if the call was from a land line or cellphone to determine if I was being pranked or if someone wasn’t doing their job properly. The first male cop answered that he wasn’t sure. They persisted and said the whole house must be searched regardless and pushed past me to start checking downstairs and beyond.

As soon as two of the officers reached the bottom of the steps their radio’s went off exclaiming that they had the wrong address! They realized their error, swiftly turned around and ran out of the building apologizing for the unnecessary excitement.

I was shocked in the first place why they were even here and even more so when they said a female called from this exact address claiming she was being attacked by a male. At first I thought it was ridiculous that they just walked in my place without permission and started going through my house but realistically if there was a girl locked up in a room I guess I hope they would be persistent versus not entering because the owner disagreed. What is the legality of this anyway?

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There Will Always Be An Apocalypse

Since the beginning of time there have been predictions of a final destruction of our life as we know it. Countless so-called prophets, scientists, historians and simply theorists in general have claimed to have factual evidence or at minimum a strong belief that the world will end on a specific date from a specific cause.

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  • On January 1st year 1000 the world was assumed to end as predicted by several groups pertaining to Christianity. It was figured this would be the Millennium Apocalypse. False.
  • 1666 made people superstitious and fear the end of the world was upon them because the numbers “666” were in the date, there was the Great Fire of London and 100 000 Londoners passed away due to the bubonic plague.
  • The Jehovah’s Witnesses claimed in 1975 the wicked world would end. False.
  • The well known “Y2K” on January 1st, 2000 estimated that electronics would malfunction and there would be massive catastrophes because computer programmers and computing devices hadn’t accounted for years above 1999, which would roll over from ending in “99” to “00”. False.
  • December 21, 2012 was claimed to be the Mayan Apocalypse where the Earth would be annihilated by some cosmic or super natural origin. False.

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I only mentioned a few anticipated cataclysmic events but there are hundreds if not thousands of other predictions in between these ranging from 600 years BC into the future indefinitely.

In truth, earth probably will end. Will it be from someone claiming they spoke to a higher being and they will be coming to smite everyone? Probably not. Will it be from a historian that exclaims they found a relic declaring the end times on an exact date? Probably not.

If there is a true threat that is perhaps measurable and likely I think it would be more than fair to say the cause for the end of the world would simply be: humans. We are our own enemy, using all of our valuable resources without limit, polluting the earth and our atmosphere, killing each other with physical, chemical & biological warfare. If there’s anything to be worried about it seems like we could stop going on predictions when the danger is closer to home than anyone wants to admit.

In all honesty we can’t deny the possibility however remote of an unstoppable comet smashing into us, aliens coming to dominate us, the earth just exploding or why not even imploding? We realistically hardly know ANYTHING about our own planet let alone the universe. What’s beyond certain depths in the ocean? Or in the center of the earth?

For the most part, all of the unlikely causes of death would be out of our hands. What we do to each other and to our planet might be hard to limit if not eliminate but is still possible.

We are our own enemy.

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