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December 14th, 2012 — Uncategorized
I was oh so excited when I saw Pepsi X. I didn’t know what it was, but then I checked the label and was overjoyed when I saw it was dragonfruit. Hell, I’ve added dragonfruit juice to Pepsi before, I knew it would be great!
I opened the two liter, took a big swig (like hell if I was gonna share this!), and was immediately disappointed when I noticed a sort of…almost cloudy aftertaste. Overly sweet, artificial.
I checked the label and found out why. Ace-K and Splenda. “Is Pepsi X a diet line?” I wondered, and I checked the internet. No, it wasn’t a special version of the diet flavors. If I’d bought Max, Edge, One, Diet or any of the other many, many varieties of low-calorie Pepsi I’ve seen over the years I’d understand, but why are there artificial sweeteners in what’s labelled as a flavored, regular Pepsi? Cherry, lemon, and lime have all been normal with diet options, so why not this?
I’ll probably end up throwing the rest of this out, which is a shame. If there was some indication that this one had artificial sweeteners, I’d have saved my money. I can’t stand the grainy mouthfeel of Splenda or flat sweetness of Ace-K.
If it came in a variety that just used sugar or even the dreaded corn syrup, I’d never stop buying it. As is, I’d really just like a refund.
August 16th, 2012 — Uncategorized
There are already people blaming the Southern Poverty Law Center/liberals in general for the shooting at the Family Research Council, blaming them for referring to the FRC as a hate group.
The FRC is a hate group. Converstion therapy, lobbying against hate crime legislation, against anti-bullying programs, and actively working to promote the idea that homosexuality is equivalent to pedophilia is hate.
That doesn’t make what happened right, and it’s a tragedy that someone was shot (likely a man just earning a paycheck, not affiliated with the group’s politics), but a reactionary denial of the FRC’s policies and shifting the blame to “those damn liberals inciting violence” is in no way acceptable.
Partisan politics have no place in this. Hate isn’t a zero sum game, whether institutionally perpetrated by a lobbying group or personally by an asshole with a gun.
July 9th, 2012 — Self-important ramblings, TV, Uncategorized
The Big Bang Theory should end with Leonard marrying Priya and Penny realizing that she’s been in love with Raj the whole time. She dated Leonard as an attempt to break her cycle of dating pushy alpha male types while desiring a gentle, quiet partner who would listen to her for once, but Leonard wasn’t a viable option. The meek Raj allows her to take control and have no concerns over infidelity as with past partners, at least when sober. To ensure that he never regains his drunken confidence, the two convert to Mormonism at their wedding.
April 1st, 2012 — Uncategorized
Companies that exclusively register domains to try and sell to someone for $2000 should have both their servers and executives drawn and quartered.
I’ve probably posted a similar idea before. I was reminded of it tonight. Still applies.
March 21st, 2012 — Uncategorized
I just realized the exact moment CNN became unbearable.
It was the very second an executive uttered the phrase “You know what would bring in ratings? Putting one of those myface crawls on the bottom. People love to hear themselves talk. If the ratings get a boost give it a whole show.”
March 2nd, 2012 — Uncategorized
It just hit me, but I think Rush Limbaugh has no idea how birth control works. He seems to think you take a pill or get a shot for every sexual encounter, judging by his statement “[Fluke]‘s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills.”
Does he think the birth control pill is like Viagra? I know he judges most things through the lens of Oxycontin, but you don’t grind up and snort a handful of progesterone pills whenever you have sex, you just take one daily.
January 31st, 2012 — Uncategorized
In world world is this acceptable? We’re trying to make some god damn progress here, and GameStop is trying to reinforce “Whatever you sad nerd, girls don’t like video games, they like flowers and kittens and if they DID play games it’d be Barbie Horse Adventures I bet.”
Women do play games, the men who play games want more women to play games, and maybe GameStop should stop pandering to the crowd that makes women mute their microphones when they get on Xbox Live.
I think this is actually my final “You know what? Fuck GameStop” catalyst. Turns out shitty customer support and being a glorified pawn shop didn’t quite do what misogyny does.
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October 17th, 2011 — Uncategorized
Maricopa Community Colleges are banning tobacco from campuses effective July 2012. Nicfits to begin immediately, philosophy department to shut down in August.
June 16th, 2011 — Uncategorized
Sometimes I feel my tenuous grasp on being a heterosexual male slipping. My Little Pony:Friendship is Magic isn’t helping.
June 14th, 2011 — Uncategorized
I can spend 2500 reward points and get 25 dollars of credit on my card. I can spend 3500 points and get a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Or I can buy 500 points for fifteen dollars, which I can then exchange for 5 dollars in credit!
What the fuck kind of racket is this?!