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Jason-Pfeiffer

Jason Pfeiffer( left)  is going public  claiming he was Michael Jackson’s boyfriend right up until his death.

We definitely hit it off the first time we met,” Pfeiffer says, claiming he and Jackson met in 2008 at the office of Jackson’s famed dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, a longtime friend of Jackson’s and rumored to be the biological father of the singer’s two older children, Prince and Paris.
Dr. Klein says he personally witnessed Jackson and Pfeiffer together.
“When you see two people looking at each other you know what’s happening. I was just very happy for both of them.”

Ok. So. We all know the Jokes. Everyone has heard them maybe even said them, whatever. Here’s my point.

WHO THE FUCK CARES?

Like, It didn’t matter when he was alive and it certainly doesn’t matter now that he’s…I don’t know… DEAD.

Is this guy telling the truth? Is there something to his story? Maybe, Maybe not. If Michael were gay (I personally think he was asexual) he could pick someone WAY more attractive than this bear. Big people need love too, not gonna lie but It’s MICHEAL-FUCKING-JACKSON. The King of FUCKING Pop. He can do better than this guy. I digress…

I don’t care. I guess it would be bad of me to say I didn’t care with Micheal Jackson died either. I mean sure it’s sad, he did a lot for the music industry and is definitely a music icon and has influenced MANY if not most of the new artist in the industry but … and i want you to listen to me when I say this…

PEOPLE….FUCKING…DIE.

They die. It’s what we do. We live, we breath, we breed, we croak. It’s inevitable. No one lives forever no matter how much you want them to. It happens. get used to it. It’s no sadder when Michael Jackson dies than when the lady down the street dies.

The only difference is Michael Jackson has someone to look after his kids. He has someone who has money to look after his kids. Lady down the street, maybe her kids are going into foster care. Does no one weep for her? If a single mother with two kids and no family members suddenly dies and there is no one to look after her children, is that family not destroyed? Yes it is. The difference is you don’t have millions of people tagging behind her casket, crying and wondering what will happen to her kids. You don’t.

Sure she may not have contributed much to the art that is music (wait, music as art? You mean it’s not just booty popping and talking about sex? O RLY?) but she is a person and she has had an impact on SOMEONE’s life, even if it is the two kids she left behind.

I get it. Death is bad but it’s bad for everyone and I’m so sick of people still hawking over Michael Jackson’s Death. Yes, it’s Michael-Fucking-Jackson, but i think it’s time we get back to other things.  More important things than wondering if the king of pop was bagging this yogi bear bitch every night. Because in the end, unless there is a tape I can watch, I don’t care.
To me something even more heinous than exploiting someone’s death by bringing up dirt about them or trying to over exaggerate your grief is trying to place yourself as an important person in that individuals life WHILE bringing their sexuality into question.
A sexuality, which by the way they obviously didn’t want known in life, they can’t defend themselves with in death.
Does it matter if Micheal Jackson was gay? Is his music any less good? No it doesn’t. So why are we even fucking talking about it?
If i were in a relationship with say…IDK…Rihanna (hay boo) and she died. I’d move on. Yeah i’d want people to know i was a part of her life but i’d tell the people who mattered to me. Not the whole world. What do you get out of that except exploiting someone you are supposed to be remembering? So you can get a few interviews, five minutes of fame and then return to that guy who walks down the street and no one knows who you are?

Please. I’d much rather keep intact the memory of someone i love than exploit them by telling everyone something they obviously weren’t interested in letting someone know about.
Let the man rest. I’m sure he’d want to be remembered but that’s why we have videos and tapes and cd’s and artwork and…Justin Timberlake.

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Using iPad before bed will make you crazy

UCLA Sleep Disorders Center Director Frisca Yan-Go says that it’s a bad idea to use the iPad in bed. It’s much worse, in fact, than e-readers like the Amazon Kindle and far worse than reading a physical book or magazine.
The issue has to do with the light emitted from the iPad, something you don’t get with a Kindle, which has no backlight, or a book.
Experts like Yan-Go say that staring at a light-emitting source close to your face can inhibit the secretion of melatonin, a relaxing chemical that helps you sleep. In a nutshell, we are programmed to go to sleep when it’s dark and wake up when it’s light out. When you look at a bright light source in bed, you are telling your mind to stay up — and the closer that light is to your face and the more intensely you look at it, the stronger the effect can be.

Okay i get the whole, light while trying to sleep thing but how does that translate into “You’ll go bat shit insane?”

I don’t know but it’s definitly something you new iPad owners should consider. Nevermind the fact that you spent hundreds of dollars on a oversized ipod touch, we can put that to the side right now.

Also, if you are one of those people have have a glass of water on your nightstand. You need to rethink where you put your iPad. Putting your ipad right next to the glass of water on your nightstand is a stupid, stupid idea. JS.

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“The Passing” has dropped and based on last nights performance of realism versus, in conjuncture with all the other games i’ve played since November, I thought i’d give a little lesson to all my L4D2 friends and fellow players.

While in game the other day i had the unfortunate opportunity of playing with an individual who felt it was his sole bounty to direct and instruct the group on how to play a game that collectively, we’ve all been playing for almost 3 years. He would wait with the stronger of the infected for the weaker ones to take their turns.

He would say “Who’s going to go?” Over and over again and get upset when everyone died because we were wasting too much time deciding “who” would go first. I told him that the “Order of Operations”, much like in math, was common sense and as opposed to being taught like in math anyone who had been playing the game for any length of time, and was good (I suppose that’s the catch) would know this. He denied.

So, with no further ado, let me break down the Order of Operations for any of you out there who have not heard about this.  Of course different strokes for different folks and the order may change in game circumstances, much like the AI director changes your pathways, but generally speaking the order below will ALWAYS be affective for any team attack if executed right.

This is no guide and is not intended to come off as “Momma knows what’s best,” but in all the games i’ve played going by this order, however unspoken it may be, tend to pay off not only in team dynamics but on the scoreboard at the end.

All of these rules have their exceptions like a choke points, (narrow corridors where survivors MUST pass through) last calls (last hoorah before survivors reach safe room) and what I like to refer to as “AND STAY DOWN” (any distraction or damage done to survivors to keep an incapacitated team member down long enough to spawn something that can do lots of damage or, if you’re lucky, kill him). These rules may not apply depending on how your team chooses to attack, in a continuous spawn string or all at once. But generally speaking, since it is a co-op game, using each others skills to your advantage is a good way to win and that is what this guide is mainly about.

FRONT LINERS: CHARGER and BOOMER

GENERAL RULE #1 BOOMER FIRST

The boomer, while one of the weaker infected due to it’s girth, speed and health, is a highly effective and crucial part of any good team attack.

The boomer’s bile causes a few seconds of blindness to the survivor’s glow and, hopefully, a nice wave of hungry zombies.

The survivor won’t be able to see what is going on with his teammates or their location, despite their screams of “I’m jockeyed” and if they somehow know where their teammates are due to pure vigilance, the horde keeps them from reaching their teammate, or at least slows them down giving you and your team valuable time and damage. Sometimes, having the most damage is the decider in which team wins each round.

Generally the boomer should go first, but if another infected( like a smoker or a hunter) goes they should aim for the closest team mates they can in an attempt to stall or if the person is far away enough, aim for the captured survivor and you might be able to kill him before his teammates can reach.

GENERAL RULE #2 CHARGER SECOND

The charger is one of the more powerful infected. Just by hitting a survivor in a charge he can knock them off their feet for a valuable 2 to 3 seconds.

The charger is vulnerable without his teammates cooperation, much like the other infected, but can stand on it’s own if used correctly. After a boom that covers at least 3 people, capturing a the unbiled survivor is a good tactic. Knocking over his friends with on the way to smashville is just an added bonus. It can add additional fall damage, and if they are boomed 2-3 seconds of damage while getting up due to  a wonderfully poetic, but not really, zombie horde.

The charger can remove a survivor from a situation for a short period of time at choke and drop points such as the hill behind the motel in “Dark Carnival” or from the entire round itself by charging them out windows or into the lakes in both “Hard Rain” and “Swamp Fever.”

MAIN PLAYERS: SMOKER, HUNTER AND JOCKEY

GENERAL RULE #3: HUNTER BEFORE SMOKER

Generally speaking, the hunter and the smoker are the more versatile infected. If the charger is the chopper pilot, the hunter and smoker are the soldiers. They go anywhere and are the more common of the infected, at least in my eyes. Perhaps i’m thinking of L4D.

Either way, between the three, hunter should go first. It hops around and doesn’t really care too much whether you were aiming for Nick or Rochelle. Whichever one it lands first is the one it sticks to. I’ve seen it happen way too many times. Someone gets smoked and a hunter attempts to pounce the person coming to save them but pounces the guy already captured.

You can pounce anyone who is smoked, or jockeyd but you cant smoke or jockey someone who is pounced or charged. Think about that.

As far as the smoker and jockey go, it doesn’t necessarily matter. Do what you can.

SUPPORT WAVE: SPITTER (AND SOMETIMES BOOMER)

GENERAL RULE #4 SPITTER LAST

The spitter is one of my more favorite new infected, second to charger, and if played correctly can really put the hurting on a survivor. One spit can take a survivor from the green to the red if done properly. Because the spit affects both uncaptured and captured survivors, getting a survivor that is pounced, pulled, jockey’d, charged or even already incapacitated is a good goal. Once your teammates have used their infected, try aiming for one that is already low in health (as it takes a few seconds to get out of a good spit and each second is damage), an already captured survivor (huntered or jockeyed or etc)  or a survivor that has been boomed and is surrounded by a horde as it will take them a few seconds to be able to get out of the spit.

The spitter, in my opinion, is merely a support infected. She moves slow, both before and definitely after a spit, is easy to kill as she has a low health similar to the boomer and is easy to spot due to the fluorescent green spit that constantly drips from the gaping hole in her neck.

So, using those tactics if you have a boomer, jockey, hunter and charger… the boomer should go first, then the charger then the hunter and jockey. The charger and boomer can be interchangeable, sometimes in order to get maximum boomage you need the charger to get the team in one place. Hence why these are all GENERAL rules. I don’t claim to know much outside of my own experiences in game and this is the order i recommend but as you should know each game is different and as such each moment may require the spitter to go first, or even the jockey. But this order should serve as a template, a stencil if you will, in which you can create the perfect team attack.

Okay so after all the hype “The Passing” has finally dropped and everyone everywhere is raving about it. Some even ranting. Here’s mine:

The map itself, while short, is definitly pleasing. I don’t know if it’s the idea of new territory and new, unfamiliar surroundings, or just the fact that the map is well put together and looks and plays nice. I think it’s both.

I like the footlockers and i LOVE the fallen survivor zombie. All those things aside, let’s talk about a few of the things i HATED. Actually, the only thing i hated.

The Original survivors role:

The way valve was talking about and jhyping up the original survivors and their role in thie campaign made me think they’d do alot more than they actually did.

The first time I played I didn’t get so much as a nod from the original survivors and in the rare case when they DID acknowledge us, towards the end….all i got were “Good Shots” and “Here, I saved this for you” as they toss me pills.

Really? You havent seen a human being in how long? AND you just lost one of your teammates? and all you have to say to me is “Here, take some pills.” Awesome. Yeah, I can totally see how that is a sacrifice for you given i just passed like twenty crates chocked full of pills. Thanks, jackass.

They titled this “The Passing” for a really good reason. It’s a quick map where you really don’t do anything with the original survivors besides them helping you fend off a few zombies in the rescue finale. It really is just a passing glimpse of two games, which is fine. I just thought it would be more epic.

That’s fine though the mutations seem to be a great addition. A few friends and I are going to play realism vs in a few hours, ill let you know how that went.

With the L4D2 DLC coming out tomorrow, gamers everywhere are eagerly waiting to lay their hands on the new map, weapons and characters they will receive. Valve has wet out whiskers my putting out the poster for the new campaign and something, or rather someone… is missing. Check out the background silhouettes in the image below.

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We all knew that one of the original survivors wouldn’t…well, survive, in the new DLC but we didn’t know which one. I personally was under the assumption that our actions would dictate which character did and did not survive. Valve has decided to make that choice for us however, maybe Ebert was right.

My biggest issue stems not from the fact that they chose to get rid of Zoey, but from the fact that THEY CHOSE TO GET RID OF ZOEY!

I mean come on. I realize that most gamers are men but there are a few female ones out there as well and while personally I would chose to play as Ellis or Louis instead of either Rochelle or Zoey, the idea of having a female in the crowd is always nice, since that;s how it normally is. They could have easily gotten rid of someone like…Francis or bill…no one likes bill. Yet they chose to get rid of one of the only female characters in both games. That leaves the penis to vagina ratio off balanced, i mean it would have been off balanced either way but this….this whole 6 to one is just disgusting. 2 to five would have been better since, personally, I think Nick and Ellis are gay anyway. And Coach, no one wants to touch Coach.

All I’m saying is it’s rather shitty for them to get rid of one of only two girls in the group and decide to leave 6 guys all of which were more expendable than the ONLY female character.

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Apparently the Poster is a .gif where the character who’s absent rotates through all four characters. Oops. The female to male ratio is still pretty…gangbangy though. JS.

But sex on the first date is NOT okay with me.

While browsing the interwebs i came across this article on an otherwise interesting and entertaining website with the title ” 5 good reasons to have sex on the first date

Call me old fashioned but theres is only one good reason to have sex on the first date, all other things withstanding and that is if the world is going to end tomorrow. I just don’t see the point of rushing into something physical when you barely know the person. If you are into casual sex, which I am not, that’s fine. I don’t judge people, just protect yourself and go about is responsibly.

I don’t see the point in dating someone if you are just gonna fuck them on the first date though. I don’t see how sex can lead to truley knowing someone. yeah you can still see that person and continue to find out about them and blah blah, but the whole point of doign all that is moot.

I guess to me it’s kind of like buying a game and entereing cheats to get to the boss then killing the boss. Why even buy the game if you are just gonna cheat your way to the boss?

Why bother dating the person when the whole point, the whole fun of something new and something exciting is trying to figure out WHEN you’re going to fuck and when all that is going to happen.

That’s just my opinion. First date sex, do what you want to do and what is right for you as long as you protect yourself and are responsible about it, but realize that first date sex kinda defeats the purpose of the date. If you are going to have sex on the first date don’t call it a date, call it dinner and a penis.

My dislike of Perez Hilton, for various reasons, is no secret. I’m very critical of him because he deserves some criticism. That being said he posted a piece today about the sexual assault case  Ben Roethlisberger is facing for some conduct he displayed in a “night club” in Milledgeville, Georgia.

He says the mayor is an asshole for turning that place into a tourist spot.

I agree. The mayor is a fucking asshole for doing that but let’s look at the reality of it, thats what happens when bad shit happens to famous people or, in this case, famous people do bad shit.

Let me clarify, for the record that 1) There is no night club in Milledgeville, Georgia. I spent the last 5 years of my life going to that school and “downtown” is really one block of resteraunts and coffee shops and a few antique stores. Capital City, the name of the “club” in question ,is really just a bar with dark lights. It’s nothing special and the only people that go there are frat boys and girls and everyone else that goes to make fun of them.

Milledgeville is a college town. Outside of the boundaries of the school there is NOTHING. When school is done for the year, or semester or spring break the town and it’s residences sure just sleepy southern people that bitch about how college students are taking over the place and they are too loud and messy and blah blah, but are the first to welcome us back with open arms when they realize just how much money we bring in.

It’s no surprise to me that the milledgeville would do something like this because the biggest store they have there is a super walmart. In fact, it’s one of the landmarks that let you know you’ve made it into milledgeville if you’re coming from Atlanta on 1-20 then taking exit 114 all the way to Milledgeville.

It needs tourism, the only thing it’s known for of the mental institution and flannery O connor, which btw i’ve learned to hate because thats all they fucking talk about in milledgeville. It’s like if britney spears was born in your home town and wrote a good portion of her songs about your town, then it’s all you would hear except britney spears was less racist i think. Don’t quote me on that.

Either way, it needs tourism so im not completely against this. It’s shitty yes, but you haven’t been to the town and so you don’t understand what exactly he’s saying. He’s saying yeah its bad, but people want to come here and we will accommodate that cause we need it. It’s no worst than taking people on tours of where famous stars have died, or even turning the spot where the world trade centers used to stand into a tourist site. Ok maybe that last one was a bad example but, you get the point.

It’s so easy to judge isn’t it.

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