Thursday, September 08, 2005

Long time no post huh?

Yea, sorry it's been so long. No elaborate excuses, just plain lazy and felt like I had nothing to write about. I'm guessing you've been readin The Crucifix on InsidePulse, but then again maybe you haven't been and you are just a blogspot fanatic and wandered across my blog. Well, let's catch people up to speed.

Within the past 2 months I've gone on vacation to Miami, which was great because it allowed me time to recharge my batteries and spend some time with my girlfriend alone without other people bothering us, which is always a good thing. Believe me you sit in a firehouse or go to movies or what not and there are ALWAYS people around to bother you/piss you off/not let you just relax and talk. We caught Katrina when it was a tropical storm, so we certainly got off lucky.

Inside Pulse underwent tranformation to V2 for the 1 year anniversary. It looks great and I must say, doing graphics work for it is fun, even if it is just stealing pictures and cropping them.

I recieved my score for the police test. 90, which surprised me/excited me, because it means I will probably get a job before the 4 years are up and the list lapses. This means I can start to get on with my life and get an apartment, which means more time with my love...and JACK!



Cutest little puppy ever.

Currently, the three songs that will be coming up on iTunes are: Sparks from Coldplay, Stand By Me and Stellar from Incubus. I have no legitimate reason to state why I put that there. But hell, at least I let all of you know what's been going on. I'll try to write more, since I am somewhat of an internet celebrity. That's right, celebrity!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Rubber Johnny

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Actually, I'm really not sorry, but I have to make it seem as though I am. HA! Have been very busy and all those good things, but recently I was able to not only scar myself for life, but my girlfriend as well, with this video. This is the freakiest thing you will see all year. Make sure you keep watching after it says Rubber Johnny.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Get your coffee! Hot coffee over here!

The following is from IGN:

The "brew"-haha over the so-called "hot coffee" modification to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas continues, with a media watchdog group now issuing a warning to parents about the game -- and developer Rockstar finally commenting on the allegedly unlockable pornographic content.


The National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) issued a warning to parents this week, concerned that the "hot coffee" mod was already being mentioned on "popular teen websites." The organization, following a similar statement from California Assemblyman Leland Yee last week, claims that the ESRB failed to rate San Andreas appropriately.

"It should be clear to everyone by now that video games do influence young people," said NIMF founder Dr. David Walsh. "While San Andreas is already full of violent behavior and sexual themes, the pornographic sex scenes push it over the edge. The ratings board has launched an investigation to determine if it was mislead into issuing a 'Mature' rating instead of the 'Adults Only' rating. There may even be legal ramifications since most states have laws restricting the sale of sexually explicit material to those eighteen and older."

The Institute, led by Dr. David Walsh, seeks to "help families and educators to maximize the benefits and minimize the harm of mass media on children through research, education and advocacy." The organization is known for its annual "video game report card" on game content.

Patrick Wildenborg, a 36-year-old living in the Netherlands, recently told the Associated Press he was responsible for the "hot coffee" mod, which -- either through simply unlocking content, or altering the game itself -- allows San Andreas players to participate in explicit sexual scenes.

While Wildenbourg claims his mod only reveals what Rockstar had hidden in the game, Rockstar Games is now officially denying that it included the scenes in San Andreas, whether hidden or not.

"So far we have learned that the "hot coffee" modification is the work of a determined group of hackers who have gone to significant trouble to alter scenes in the official version of the game," reads Rockstar's official statement. "In violation of the software user agreement, hackers created the 'hot coffee' modification by disassembling and then combining, recompiling and altering the game's source code. Since the 'hot coffee' scenes cannot be created without intentional and significant technical modifications and reverse engineering of the game's source code, we are currently investigating ways that we can increase the security protection of the source code and prevent the game from being altered by the 'hot coffee' modification."

Rockstar says it is currently cooperating with the ESRB in investigating the source of the "hot coffee" content, and is confident that a "Mature" rating is appropriate for San Andreas. Games rated "Mature" are intended for players age 17 and older.


Ya know something, the video game industry is increasingly leaning towards the 18-34 male demographic now anyway. And believe me, that demographic likes it's porn. It's not Mario and Luigi and little kids anymore, and the games reflect that change. Also, seeing the video of the "Hot Coffee" modification, it's not that bad and it's actually pretty funny. I guarantee that 99.9% of the people who are in these "watchdog" groups haven't even seen what happens, they just heard "sex in a video game", threw down their "Bush Is Hitler" signs and went to work on this bad boy. Spare me. I've played every Grand Theft Auto, including the old beta versions, and I haven't killed anyone yet. I also haven't committed any crimes, whether they be against humanity or animals, and I'm certainly not a bad person. What these groups don't realize is that when they start an uproar, it increases sales. Do you think Rockstar honestly gives a shit about this? NO! But they'll make some nice coin off of it. It's like the Eminem albums: The more people protested, the more albums got sold. These groups have to learn how to shut up. Unfortunately they can't, because being a watchdog group means one thing: You have a big mouth and can never figure out when to shut it. The same holds true for me, but I didn't join a watchdog group, I just got a blog. HA!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Pray For Them

As all of you know, Lodon was hit today in a terrorist attack that has all the earmarkings of being done by Al Queda. My thoughts and prayers go the people who's lives were lost and to their families, along with the many injured.

Not to take a page out of my good friend Kris' blog, but Michelle Malkin's blog had a good coverage of the reaction from the left to this attack. Sorry folks, but at the end of the day, there is no reason to try and use this horrible tragedy for politcial gain. On top of that, the left had better wake up and realize that the next election is over 3 years away, and they lost pretty badly several months ago. Stop trying to bring down an administration that is A) Not going anywhere and B) Doing everything to protect the freedoms you were worried about after 9/11 but have since forgotten. War is war. Politics is politics. Seperate them, because they aren't the same thing. Another thing, all you damn hippy protestors better realize that this isn't Vietnam again. Your protests, to young people, look absolutely ridiculous. And shave your armpits, ladies.




Over at The Pulse there is a ton going on, as the wrestling world has been flipped upside down this week with releases, hirings, and WWE.com's change to being a "wrestling news" site. Just some odd stuff going on, but I'll only comment on what happened with Muhammed Hassan on Smackdown tonight.

For those of you who aren't aware, Muhammed Hassan is an Arab-American character on WWE TV. He grew up in America and was well liked, but that all changed after 9/11. Now he is wrestling to beat respect out of people.

He is now embroiled in a feud with The Undertaker, a former undead zombie turned redneck USA biker turned undead redneck zombie. Yea, it's a tad ridiculous. Regardless, tonight Hassan's manager, Khosorow Daivari was forced to face The Undertaker in a match, with Hassan calling him a "sacrifice", which would cause all of us to say "martyr". After The Undertaker beat up on Daivari, Hassan kneeled down and spread his arms out wide to call out to Allah. Then five men, oddly resembling terrorists that you see cut people's heads off, came running out and beat up The Undertaker, choking him with a wire and hitting him with a pipe. Then they all got down on their knees to praise Allah while Hassan finished the job. You can see that in this picture:



Now, to WWE's credit, they did edit this out of the UK version before it aired (THANK GOD) and they also put a disclaimer on the US version in light of todays events. I just question using a light version of a terrorist cell to advance a wrestling angle.

Most of you that know me and are not affiliated with InsidePulse question my passion for wrestling. Well, wrestling has always said that it goes with the times. What do you think of their decision to use these kinds of characters. Is it too different of a world to do this in? I honestly don't know, because the jaded fan in me knows exactly what's going to happen and passes things off by saying "It's just an odd business." But I'd like to know what you think.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Thank You!

In a news report that can be seen here, it is being reported that Judith Miller of The New York Times is going to jail for refusing to give up her source that gave her the name of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. Good, and she should rot there. The CIA, FBI and your general undercover cops need to have their identities concealed to protect what they are doing. In many cases, they are preventing things that could get you or I killed. By releasing Plame's name, Judith Miller and her asshole partners at The Slimes did a horrible thing and ruined a career. Matt Cooper, her fellow schmuck, agreed to release his source at the last minute because his source said it was ok. Which is bull if you ask me. But in regards to Judith, here is a woman who will be going to jail until she gives it up, which could be a while. Some people may call this honorable, I call it dumb. Unless I have a secret that will affect my country or my family, I will give up the source when threatened with jail. If I did something as stupid as Judith did, I would not only give up my source, but right after I wrote it down I'd pull the damn trigger. NOBODY should give up an agent. They preserve our security and deserve our support. Some "journalists" just don't seem to get it.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

101 Reasons Not To Be A Pro Wrestler On Sale Now

Over at Obsessed With Wrestling, there is a pretty good review of the DVD. You can check it out here. If you want to check out some trailers for it, you can try it out here. After all that, if you want to buy it, go here. It looks pretty good/funny from the trailers, as I always expect New Jack to just randomly beat someone down for the hell of it. Also, for everyone checking this out and blasting me for going back on my word, I said there would be a little wrestling on this thing. Like...the above. So go check it out if you're interested.

Sleeeeeeeepy....

Have you ever been so tired you felt as if it was a good idea to just get fired or quit your job to go take a nap? While I'm not doing either of those things, I really want to take a damn nap. Maybe it's because it's going to rain and when the sky gets dark, I think sleep. Maybe it's the sunburn getting to me. But all I know is that I need a damn nap. I know this isn't the most thought provoking post in the world, but at the very least I am making an effort to put something out there for you to read. So while you're sitting in your office, questioning the job you work at, remember this: A nap...is so much better.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Da da da...da da da...dumb

Maybe I'm wrong, but ESPN keeps putting this stat up that Jason Giambi hadn't had a multi-homerun game since July 18th, 2003 against the Cleveland Indians. Somebody, anybody, comment on this if I'm wrong, but in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS against Boston, the Boone game, didn't Giambi hit two homeruns to keep the Yankees in the game? Is this a figment of my imagination or is ESPN, the authority on sports, wrong? Are they only counting regular season games? That would make sense, but I'd like to know regardless. Other than that, what a great game to go to. Some drama to it, and the sunburn I got is such a joy right now. Sometimes it's hard being white. Summertime is one of those times.

Go read The Crucifix

Not blogged, but the wrestling stuff you love...including the return of the "Legal" section!

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July to everyone, even the Canadians that may be present here. I have nothing against Canadians; I actually really like Montreal if it counts. But for some reason I always feel as though Canadians are a version of Red Sox fans. I can think they are alright as people one minute, and the next minute I want to ring their neck. Whatever, enjoy the day, go here for some cool 4th info and...yes that's it. Adios!
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