Monday, August 22, 2011

Mr. Vick's Full Metal Jacket, by Jersey Campbell

Nike and the football superstar/ex-convict/football superstar have reunited. It was only a matter of time before the people over at Nike hatched themselves onto the back of the Vick bandwagon. Not surprisingly, some people are upset over Nike’s decision to have Mr. Vick sponsor their products because, you know, the dog fighting shenanigans.
Mr. Vick went to jail for brutally training dogs to become killing machines. This is no doubt a heinous act according to many people; even if we exclude the animal-loving members of PETA. In the grand scheme of things yeah, it was fucked up if we look at it through the supposed values of our society. Dogs are so gosh darn cute and cuddly. They’re man’s best friend for crying out loud, right? So yeah, people have a reason to be upset about it, I don’t blame ‘em.

Go Hard or Go PG, by Jersey Campbell

I don't believe in censorship. At all. Censorship is needed only when there are things in society that should be hidden from our honest, angelic senses. Censorship is one step away from outright manipulation and propaganda. Censorship guards the observer from the wickedness of the observed. Censorship is what we use to make sure that our children don't become corrupt in the sodomy and morallessness of the world.

Iight peep it. Never mind the fact that if the world were perfect (there is no such thing as a perfect world, but for the sake of this article we'll act like there is) there would be no need for censorship. What's the purpose of censoring things that we'll be exposed to at some point in our lives anyway? We are not only effectively lying to the youth of the world, but to ourselves as well. Like this shit don't go on. Let's be real with ourselves.

Friday, August 19, 2011

NYC Robert: Relationships and the phone, should your significant other know your password?

Today's topic came to me after listening to the radio late one night. The host was asking callers what they think about their significant other having the password to their cell phone. Before she took a caller I thought to myself that I wouldn't have a problem with my significant other having the password to my phone. But I would have a problem with her going through my phone without asking. Some of you may say, "well what do you have to hide?" And I would say, "I have nothing to hide. It’s just that I feel if my partner trusts me why is there a need to go through my phone?" So my question for those of you who feel you should know your partner’s password is: why? What is the purpose of you having it? Now, I'm not saying I wouldn't give her the password, but what puzzles me is if she has her own phone how come she needs mine?

NYC Robert:Name Change Sorry

I prefer to go by NYC Robert but by display name is Fityourheat2030. From now on it will be NYC Robert so when you get messages from me you’re not like WTF where's NYC Robert? So if you already have a message from Fityourheart2030 don't worry. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wilfred's Wacky Wonderful World, by Jersey Campbell

"Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination."- Mark Twain

First things first (that's the order things usually go in right? First is first. Second comes next. Then third. OK OK OK, I'm done), I'm no television critic, or a film critic or a music critic. But gosh darn it I know brilliance when I see it, especially if my eyes are as red as the devil's dick and I'm eating bag of popcorn, Oreos, and marsh-mellow fluff all at the same time.

The first time I saw the preview I thought, "can this show really be any good?" It was so far out there that I had to check it out, if only to see it crash and burn, or be put to sleep (dog reference #1, if you catch them all you get a prize). If you've never heard of or seen this show, I'll explain the premise in a brief paragraph (brief as in "you might wet your briefs if you sit and read it in one go"):

Thursday, August 18, 2011

NYC Robert: Wifey? Are all women the same?

Do most women assume the man they're dating is with them for the long haul? This question came to me after listening to various women talk of their relationships and experiences. From those conversations I discovered that women do have intentions to be with their man for the long haul, or awhile. However, women don't come out and say that's the man they may marry. Although, the marriage part is very far out there, it’s a mere thought in women’s heads. Ladies, do you remember those days when you were very young, and thought of your wedding day. A beautiful sunny day, all your family and friends, and of course you looking amazingly beautiful.

Let's flip the track. We just viewed the question from a females point, now let's see the males. I asked various men and got many different answers. Immediately we have a difference. The men didn't have much thought about long term. It was more sexual, financial, or emotional. Ladies don't get me wrong us men do want you'll for many other good reasons. However, we don't seek the same thing from every woman.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

NYC Robert: What is really going through her damn? head? Is it us?

Why is it that women assume men know what they're thinking? They rarely come straight out and say how they feel, but what they do is send "messages." The kicker is we have no damn clue as to which is for what. So in return we get into arguments about why we don't understand them thus, making the women sad. So ladies why can't you come out and say what's really bothering you. We men aren’t geniuses and we don't know how to always cater to your needs 24/7.

A peek inside the soul of a soulless man Pt I, by Jersey Campbell

I look around me and everyone is having a grand old time. $8 pitchers, $1 draft beer, how could you not enjoy yourself in a place like this? And even though I have more than enough drinks in me, I still feel over consciousness of where I am and what I'm doing. I analyze every subtle movement my body makes. The timing of my steps, the level of my eyes, the amount of grin I put into my mouth.

Over the years I find myself becoming more and more of an observer. Rather than actively participate in conversation, I'll slyly sit in the depths of the background and soak in what everyone is saying. After awhile, you see patterns and modes of behavior that become common place and are taken for granted. Why can't I just enjoy the environment without having to constantly think about it? What prevents me from throwing myself at a situation without any socially paralyzing inhibitions or overriding thoughts?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NYC Robert: Why do men cheat?

Topic: Why do men cheat.
I've thought long and hard about what would make a man cheat on his significant other. What I've concluded is that there are several possibilities, but I think the main reason is that he doesn't want to deal with all the drama. When I say that think of the 80/20 rule. That's when your significant other is really the best thing, but you two have been together for so long that you don't notice. All you notice is the arguments, complaining, and a person who just seems not do as much as you would like them to. So when the (20) comes around fun, exciting, and of course attractive you jump ship. It may be for a bang bang, or more of an emotional connection. Whatever the case you end up getting involved, you may cheat, or pursue the person.
Let's go deeper into that 80/20 rule.