Friday, March 26, 2010

The United Soviet States of America

(Yes, I made that myself, in paint...)

Brace yourselves because the hatred is back with a vengeance. Today our government announced a RIDICULOUS plan to help curb foreclosures by "shrinking some home loans." Read about it here. This means that mortgage companies would "reduce" the amount that borrowers owe on their homes to an amount that is equal to or less than the current value of their homes. A lot of people now owe "more than their homes are worth." Now my question is: "that's my problem... why?"

What the government is doing is pure socialism. There... I said it. Allow me to explain:

During the peak of the sub-prime crisis a lot of people took on loans that THEY KNEW they couldn't afford.. just because they could. Because they were greedy Americans. Because they were greedy average Americans, not bankers or financiers or what have you. Now that home prices are down, they owe more than their houses are worth. How that is anyone's problem but said borrowers I have no idea.

Yet, in order to combat foreclosures, which drive home prices down, the government has decided that it is going to pay mortgage companies to reduce the amount that their borrowers owe. How is the government going to pay for this you ask? The way it does for everything else... by printing money! This is going to drive our deficit higher. And then what... you ask? Our fearless leader is going to raise taxes... because that's the only sensible thing that anyone could do in this situation.

But how can you raise taxes on people who can barely afford to pay their mortgage in the first place? It's simple. You don't tax them... you tax all the "rich" people (aka have positive net worth) who aren't in tons of debt and actually manage their finances responsibly (like myself).

So, essentially, the government's solution to this problem is a massive Robin Hood scheme where the rich are taxed up the ass in order to pay the poor's mortgage loans. All I have to say is... what the fuck?!?!?! I thought this was 'Merica!

Mo out.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Drinking AMP Energy will not save you from the Hachness Epidemic

This is seriously right off of a can of AMP energy.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Google is the new Derek Jeter

Before this post turns into a wedding proposal to the internet giant, let me remind everyone that my Order 66 comment still stands. If Google keeps growing at this pace, and all of a sudden, Steve Jobs is named CEO, we're all doomed. Let's not put all our eggs in Google's basket, thank you.

Now with that out of the way, I want to say that Google is my new favorite thing. Why? Because they are awesome in every single way imaginable. Period. The latest clash with China is a truly remarkable example of having massive balls. In a world where pretty much everything is done for money, Google is standing up for what's right, and doing it the right way. By moving their search services to Hong Kong they are uncensoring the internet legally for all their users. The burden is now on the Chinese Government to censor the internet, as opposed to the self-censorship required on the mainland. Additionally, Google is going the extra mile to make sure that their Chinese employees remain safe and aren't made liable for any of the corporation's actions. Pure win. For anyone who hasn't, see this letter from Google themselves on their blog.

But Google's freedom of speech, freedom of (basically) everything stance extends to more than just China. Google was under fire for its street view feature in Google maps. The British SAS gave google crap for "exposing a secret SAS base," to which Google essentially responded:

1) If it's visible from the street then everyone can see it anyway
2) If it's a secret base then the whole point is that people see it and think nothing of it
3) If you announce that it's a secret base, you're giving yourself away
4) If we put holes in the map where secret bases are, then that also gives away secret bases
5) All your base are belong to us

It's refreshing to see a company consistently do what's right. Add to that the hundreds of awesome and free services that Google offers and you'll quickly realize why they are awesome:

Gmail: Email with integrated messenger so that if your friends are online you can save time by using IM. Dare I say genius? Also if you say you're going to attach a file in your email, and you forget to do so, Google knows, and reminds you.

Buzz: We put some social networking in your social networking, so you can network socially while you socially network, dogg.

Youtube: Anyone can do anything and show it to the entire world. Yes there are lots of idiots, but think of how cool that is for a second. Youtube certainly breaks a lot of barriers.

Blogger: Without it I would have to personally call Justin and rant instead of just posting it online and making him read it. Also it lets me put funny pictures, and I can make money from my blog by advertising on it.

Google charts: check it out.... you can create charts by using a fairly simple code. No more need to copy your charts into paint, save them as image files, and paste them on your web page, only to find out that you got a number wrong. With google charts you paste the forumla directly into the address bar and it creates the chart on the spot for remote viewing by anyone. Great idea?

So the point of this post that the bigger Google gets, the more I want to hate on it.... but at the end of the day, it's just not possible. They are just so good at what they do. Also their motto, "Don't be evil" was built in the city of win. I guess "hundreds of really smart people in a room wearing jeans and a t-shirt and coming up with awesome free shit" is a business model that more companies should follow.

Mo out.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated

So somehow I am still alive. I am far too tired to recap everything that has happened over the past few days, but here's a quick summary:

Friday March 19th

-See previous post
-Arrived in Acapulco at 6:45pm. That damn bus was 5 hours, not 3... lameass. Scenery was beautiful
-Checked in at hotel where I had to pay everything up front
-Took a shower, bought a Corona, and met up with friends on the beach
-Bought another Corona on the way back from the beach
-Went to Sr. Taco for a quick bite, and headed to the first party of the night
-Open bar, 9-12pm at a hookah lounge overlooking the entire coast of Acapulco. How do you spell ballin'?

Saturday March 20th

-Left hookah lounge at 1am ish, headed around town looking for another party spot
-Decided to go to Sr. Taco again en lieu of partying. Awesome. Remember this location!

 -Went home to the hotel
-Woke up noon-ish and hit the beach until 3pm. Ice cream and beer for breakfast.
-4:30pm wedding ceremony at the highest point in Acapulco. Absolutely beautiful.
-6:30pm ish arrived at the wedding reception. ON the beach. TWO open bars.

Sunday March 21st

-Sometime around 6am got in a cab


-Sometime around 7am passed out in my hotel room
-2pm woke up and hit the beach
-Decided our beach was crap, headed over to the Fiesta Americana thinking they had a better beach. Their beach was crapper. Received a phone call from our good friend inviting us to a house in the mountains. You know those houses you see all the way up in the mountains surrounded by trees and you think "what drug dealer owns this?" yeah. Baller.
-6pm Mojitos IN THIS POOL (see bellow) watching the sunset, drinks until midnight, Guacamole, Fish Tacos, et al.

Monday March 22nd

-Midnight Champagne. Veuve Cliquot.
-Cab home around 1am
-Sr. Taco around 1:30. LOOOOVE Sr. Taco.
-Shower, then hit The Clover, and Irish bar across the street at 2am. Best cover band ever. Best James Hetfield impersonation evarrrrrr by this fat Mexican man. That and they also played "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia (woman singer). Left around 3am
-Checked out from the hotel and took a cab to the bus station around 4am
-Lo siento senor pero el bus esta completamente lleno!
-Waited 2 hours in a hot sticky bus station for the 6am bus to Mexico city. Afraid to fall asleep and get robbed.
-Took a 5 hour bus to Mexico city, which arrived around 11am
-Took a cab to the airport from the bus station in Mexico City. Fucker drops me off at the wrong Terminal
-Took a bus to Terminal 2. I had no idea the terminals were so far apart.
-Flight to Newark goes as scheduled. Negative legroom on the flight (aka there is less room than is needed for my legs to properly fit)

-Tall guy next to me gets up and switches seats with hot Mexican girl. I am excited because her legs are not as long and I can put mine a little sideways. I face the window without saying a word to her the entire trip and pass out.
-Flight arrives at Newark 7:25pm
-Air Train to Newark Airport railroad station
-NJ transit to Penn Station
-Get on the 2 train going the wrong way.... get off at Times SQ
-Subway to Wall St, where I get off wearing shorts and a speed racer T-shirt. It is pouring rain.
-Arrive at my apartment building, where both my keys and the backup keys are locked inside my apt. FML

 More pictures/videos will be needed to fully describe the epicness of these events. Keep an eye out on Facebook.

I feel like I've been run over by a truck. Going to bed.

Mo out.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A trek and a half...

Hey everyone!

Your favorite blogger is going to Acapulco, Mexico for a wedding. I'm leaving tomorrow and returning Monday, which should be fun. For anyone who is jealous, don't be... I'll need all the luck I can get just to make it there and back alive! My trip is quite the odyssey... here is what my travel plan looks like (obviously in the numbered list format):

1) Subway to Penn Station
2) Train from Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
3) Air Train from Newark Airport Railroad to the terminal
4) Flight to Mexico City
5a) Find cheap connection to Acapulco, skip to step 9a
5b, more probable) Do NOT find cheap flight, take cab to "South Station"
6) Argue with cab driver in broken Spanish
7) Take bus from Mexico City South Station to Acapulco Station
8) Fight Cyclops
9a) Arrive at Acapulco Airport, take cab to hotel
9b) Arrive at Acapulco bus station, take cab to hotel

Mo out... hopefully not for the last time!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


This blog has been getting a lot nerdier than I intended.

My proposed counter... gratuitous pictures of hot girls. Please enjoy.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Star Wars under fire!

Watching lots and lots of Star Wars makes you think about the world that Georce Lucas created in ways that he never intended you to. You start to question some of the truths that Lucas has "established" over the years, and come up with questions - to which there are no answers. Well, having watched more than my fair share of Star Wars, I've decided to post up these questions and see if anyone has a reasonable answer to them. Here we go:

1) Where did Stormtroopers earn their reputation as excellent marksmen?

Early in Episode IV, upon discovering the blast marks on what I'm going to call the big brown boat-looking-thing in the desert (I'm not that nerdy) Obi-Wan Kenobi deducts that they were caused by Stormtrooper fire because "only Imperial Stormtroopers are so precise." I'm going to go ahead and say that coming from Obi-Wan, that sets a pretty high bar for marksmanship. However, what evidence is there in any part of the Star Wars saga that Stormtroopers are good marksmen? Judging by Episodes IV, V, and VI (that's 3 entire movies), I would say they're pretty lousy shots. In fact the only thing that they manage to shoot is... that brown thing!. During 3 entire movies, the benchmark marksmen of the galactic empire are seen hitting absolutely nothing. Hell 12 of them couldn't even hit Han Solo as he was running away down a narrow corridor with his back to them. I know that Hollywood likes to exaggerate when it comes to the hero but come on... I've seen main characters take a bullet before - their shots don't even come close.

EDIT - okay I was just informed that they do in fact manage to shoot Leia in the arm. I am embarassed to have forgotten about that. However I have to say after all the shooting in THREE movies they were bound to hit something right?

This begs the question - how does an Empire with such lousy marksmen take over the galaxy so easily?

2) Why do Stormtroopers wear armor?

This is one that I've debated before with a few friends and I believe the conclusion was that there was no conclusion. Let's see... pros of wearing the armor:
-Protects doesn't protect from lasers
-You only have to hire a few actors and re-use them
That's pretty much it. Now for the cons:
-Allows your enemies to disguise themselves as Stormtroopers and fool you
-Restricts movement
-Can't celebrate a victory with a permanent frown on your face
Stormtrooper armor is like the crappiest armor in any universe ever. Heck, it's not even resistant to rocks thrown by little bear midgets.

3) How does Anakin maintain C3P0's coat of bling?

That's a good question. After being dragged all over the galaxy through desert planets, volcano planets, and plenty of battles, 3P0 is still blingin' enough to make 50 Cent cry. There's gotta be some magic stuff out there Anakin applies to keep the gold coat so bright. Episode IV is evidence that Princess Leia's Royal Droid Cleaning Services are clearly unable to maintain the shine.... so what product does Anakin use?

4) I was under the impression that Darth Maul was pretty badass.. did he not learn the same elementary Jedi stuff that Obi-Wan did?

In Episode III when Anakin is standing on the little platform in the lava and Obi-Wan has the higher ground, he confidently says "It's over Anakin, I have the high ground" (or something like that, don't feel like looking it up). When Anakin tries to pull some noob shit by spin jumping over him, Obi-Wan cuts off both his legs and one of his arms with one swift strike. I thought it was pretty elementary - the high ground is an advantage, so never try to pull shit when your opponent has the high ground. Not exactly rocket science.
Now REWIND to Episode I.
Obi-Wan is hanging from the edge of the pit with Darth Maul standing right above him on the higher ground. Rather than force jump to the other side of the pit or attempt to sneakily climb up, what does Obi-Wan do? He jumps into the air, force pulls his lightsaber while spinning over Darth Maul, the slices him in half. Hold on now... I was under the impression that Darth Maul was pretty badass (he disposed of Qui-Gon Jinn pretty quickly - that double lightsaber shit he did was pretty ridic). Did he go to a different boot camp than the rest of the Jedi? And if so was it the same one where they teach Stormtrooper marksmanship? Epic fail.

5) Wait a minute... did Darth Vader get shorter? 

Unless his cyborg legs continued to grow over time, there's a little bit of a height difference between Episode III Vader and Episode IV Vader. While David Prowse stood at an imposing 6' 7", Hayden Christensen is 6' 0"... which gives us 7 more reasons why he shouldn't have been cast for that role.

Let me know if you have answers!

Mo out.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bird bird bird, bird is the word...

For anyone who doesn't know Surfin' Bird (by the Trashmen, 1963) it just may be the catchiest song EVER WRITTEN. Not only is it stuck in my head, but at this point it's engraved in my brain. I'm going to share the words with you now. Good luck thinking about anything else for the remainder of your week, muhahahahahha (evil laugh):

A-well-a, everybody's heard about the bird

Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word

A-well-a, everybody's heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody's talking about the bird
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird

Surfin' bird
Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb, aaah

Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-oom-oom-oom
Oom-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-a-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, ooma-mow-mow
Ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, ooma-mow-mow

Well, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word

Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow
Papa-ooma-mow-mow, papa-ooma-mow-mow...

Where has all the hate gone?

I've been receiving feedback from some of my readers/skimmers (let's be serious) about the recent lack of hating. As previously discussed, hating is a big part of this blog. My most recent hate rant was about Daniel H. Pink being a poopface, and that was almost two weeks ago. Since then I've tried to keep everyone entertained with short stories and random posts about things that I'm doing, but it doesn't seem to quench your thirst for some thorough hate.

Quite honestly, there just hasn't really been anything hate-worthy since said poopface graced the pages of CNN March 4th. And it's not like I sit by doing nothing - I actually scan the headlines every day for things to hate on. So I will tell you this. Keep checking this blog as you normally do/don't and I guarantee that as soon as a target presents itself, I will be ready to pounce on it with the ferocity and intensity of..... very fiercely and intensely.

Until then you can always re-read my Tiger Woods post!

Mo out.

Facebook opening operations office in India - in other news, rain is wet, the post office sucks, and Obama still has no idea what he's doing in office

Wow, can anyone say slow news day at Yahoo Finance today? I've never been to Hyderabad (or any part of India for that matter) but I'm starting to get the feeling that the entire city is like a giant Geek Squad, but with more knowledge and lower salaries.

Full article here.

(Didn't really try hard with the picture this time)

Mo out.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Juana is very silly

I have the ultimate power here...

Monday, March 8, 2010

A status update on your favorite blogger!

(Just to make sure, I just picked these guys because they look excited, not because they look gay)

Mood: Accomplished, excited, but very tired

Latest accomplishment(s):
Went to the gym for 2 days in a row, recorded my 2nd song and posted it on Myspace - today is all about 2's.

When can we expect the next song?
Did you see how long it took to record this one? Actually it might be done in the next 2 weeks if I'm lucky so stay tuned. And I'll release 2 songs, and they'll be 2 minutes long. Okay enough.

Listening to:
Lots of Muse, Story of the Year (the newer, angrier stuff), My Chemical Romance (the older, angrier stuff), and other more obscure things on my Zune like Porcupine Tree and old old Incubus (when they played Jazz Funk Rock..... yeah....).

What's a Zune?
It's like an iPod but Microsoft makes it, and it's much better. It has radio. You can share songs wirelessly and listen to things in sync with other people who own Zunes! How cool is that?

You listen to radio?
No, but you likely do.

Mega Man X, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Sunset Riders, F-Zero, (notice a trend?), Battlefield Bad Company 2, lots of drums, not so much guitar, only as much bass as I have to (sorry bassists out there, aka Justin).

Plans for the weekend:
Do I ever plan anything? Actually I might go to Long Island, Boston, or Snowboarding in New Jersey - either that or I'll stay in and play Battlefield Bad Company 2 which is awesome - so lol no plans.

Not going to the gym?
Ugh, fine.

Current thoughts:
I hate the gym. It hurts when I stretch now.

Other current thoughts:
Avatar got shafted for best score, but Up had pretty good music too so it's all good - it made $2.6 billion so let someone else win some awards...

Your brain is multithreaded?
Yes I can actually think multiple things at once. Amazing. I/You am/are the/teh greatest/suxors. How's that for parallel computing?

Newest cool thing I've learned:
If you write the words "is attached" or "are attached" in a Gmail email and send the email without attaching anything, Google will ask you if you meant to attach something. A pretty awesome feature, except yesterday I said "are attached at the hip" and triggered the question box. No biggie though, I can see the usefulness. This is why Google is awesome. Putting lots of smart people in a room and allowing them do come up with clever things is a good idea!

Mo out.

I present to you "The Concerto of Impending Doom"

Since my songs have no lyrics, I just give them ridiculous titles. As a follow up to my first song, "The Non-Stop Rock Symphony of Ultimate Destruction" I've named my second song "The Concerto of Impending Doom." I think until I find a singer and have lyrics, the songs will continue to be named "The [form of classical music] of [adjective] [something bad]." I think it's a solid formula and I'm sticking to it.

That said, check out my new song in all it's its glory (wasn't paying attention the first time around):

"The Concerto of Impending Doom"

Mo Out.

PS doesn't "half time feel" make things sound so epic?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Daniel H. Pink is a big poop face

I was going to skip this post because it involves the reader watching a third-party video, but I've realized that some of the points I'm about to make are valid regardless of whether you watch the video or not, and, more importantly, this guy makes me so angry that I just want to bash him anyway. So without further adieu, here we go:

...So, before you read this, check out this idiot (sorry, some adieu spilled over into this paragraph). Daniel H. Pink presents the case that big bonuses don't mean big results. His presentation/speech actually doesn't center on the finance industry, but it's pretty clear that he's targeting us (I'm going to sand in solidarity with my fellow targeted financiers). He uses a series of "proven scientific experiments" to show that incentive compensation doesn't work. And he makes a few fine points. When people are blinded by the incentives they often restrict their vision and are less able to solve the problem. Fine. Here's what I have to say:

1) I’m not quite sure Mr. Pink understands how people are paid in the finance industry. Yes, some people are paid on commission, but the biggest reason for the large bonuses is as an incentive to stay. Here’s how it works: a very skilled trader (call him Joe) generates lots of revenue for Bank A and also satisfies all the bank’s clients. Trader Joe is a valuable asset. Investment Bank B offers to pay him a higher salary than he is earning in order to come work for them, because it knows he is talented. Therefore, Bank A pays him lots of money, in order to retain him. He is getting paid because his proven ability to generate revenue is worth something to the firm. So to use the candlestick analogy, once Trader Joe has figured out the puzzle and tacked the container to the wall faster than everyone else, Bank A recognizes his genius and pays him to stay and tack other things to the wall.

I'm going to start the bashing now.

2) Doesn't he just look like a bitch?

3) Like any professor would tell you, do not ever use Wikipedia as a source… for anything, including shitty analogies. It will always come back to haunt you. While it’s true that Wikipedia has had much higher viewership and put Encarta out of business, Wikipedia also happens to be FREE. Are you serious Daniel Pink?? Do you really think that the reason for a free online encyclopedia’s success over an expensive DVD-format encyclopedia is the method by which its employees are incentivized? Also I think if you’re going to compare the two, you should really compare the encyclopedia itself as opposed to the public’s opinion of the encyclopedia. I for one believe that any encyclopedia in which Stephen Colbert can change Earth’s elephant population is clearly inferior to Encarta. Honestly did Daniel Pink ever do a high school history assignment in his life? Wikipedia clearly doesn't have all those awesome pictures.

4) If you’re going to give a speech and talk about people using emotions rather than common sense in making decisions, please try to refrain from being EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL while doing so. Not only does it take away from your point, but it makes you look like one of those whiny indie bands that bash all the popular indie bands for selling out.

5) What the fuck is this man bitching about? If you were trying to pitch me on using other forms of incentivizing for situations in where I force people to do dumb shit and time them, then yes, you’ve done a good job. But any sort of analogy on how this is relevant to the financial industry is completely lost. What the hell else are we supposed to compensate bankers with… a warm sense of self-accomplishment? Freedom to trade whatever they want? To what end?? Our dear Mr. Pink seems to have overlooked that the only reason anyone would be a trader/investment banker/underwriter/other-more-obscure-function-of-an-investment-bank-that-gets-hella-paid is because IT PAYS VERY WELL! Do you think it brings joy to anyone’s heart to see electronic documents that represent pieces of paper which represent ownership in corporations that don’t exist exchange hands between people acting on behalf of corporations that don’t exist? NO! We do it for the money, you jackass.

[catching breath]

More.... it's not surprising he [cough] didn't do well in law school....

[catching breath]

[changing title of the post from "big results mean big bonuses, and not the other way around" to something really immature]

Mo out.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Like the dumbest motherfucker that ever lived!

Figured I'd keep you entertained today with a pair of short ones. Speaking of a pair of short ones, there's not much more you need to read other than this excerpt from Wikipedia:

"On July 16, 1858, in order to avoid the temptation of prostitutes, Corbett castrated himself with a pair of scissors.[3] Afterward, he ate a meal and went to a prayer meeting, before going for medical treatment.[3]"

In case you don't believe me here's the full article.

Mo out.

Topeka, Kansas, becomes first city to sell its soul to Google - be scared!

Topeka, Kansas, for the month of March, will be known as "Google, Kansas," thereby making it the first city in this country to sell itself to the Google World Domination Machine (GWDM... think of it a little like Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine).

Although I do love Google (and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine) I think it's a bit scary how they're slowly starting to invade the world. First they were dominating the internet, but now they're reaching out into the real world. First with phones, then fiber optics lines, and now they're starting to take over our cities.

I'd like to think that someday in the not too distant future there will be some trace of technology left that isn't running any Google software. Just as a security measure, you know. I don't want them pulling some Order 66 type shit on us and screwing us all over.

(that was a pretty obscure joke so I'll include a picture clue)

Also I'd like to point out that this is the second time Topeka changes its name. Back in 1998 the city changed its name to "Topikachu" to coincide with the release of Pokemon, making it a repeat offender. I guess Topeka is just one of those swinger towns. Personally I would have killed to see "Poughkeepsyduck."

Full article here.

Mo out.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mo "enters the studio" with new material

Okay really this just means that I was home over the weekend and I started working on a new track. But if I'm ever going to make it as an artist, I need to learn to make a big deal out of nothing on a regular basis, because that's what the pros do. So here goes - started tracking drums on Saturday, which went pretty well up to the bridge part (because apparently I can't hold a fucking beat after the 2:40 mark). Then I got a little bored of drumming because I'm still not that good at it and it's more like work at this point, so I switched over to recording guitar half-way through the song (my new white Ravelle will be making its debut on this recording). Anyway after a little bit of playing guitar I decided everything sounded half-assed and decided to start over this week. Aside from the sound quality and on-timeness of everything, the song sounds pretty good though. It's the first time I've heard everything put together because I just think up the songs in my head and don't have anyone to jam with or anything.

So to end with a very generic statement that we've all heard from all our favorite bands: "I think this newest song is the best that I've ever worked on... I mean, it combines all the different elements that I've experimented with over my career and I'm truly proud of what I've done with it..."

Have a happy Monday. Mo out.