Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Emo Interview.....

I realize that I'm getting older, and there's going to be things in future generations that I simply don't get.

I'm cool with that....generally. Most times these generational differences are small things like teenagers looking like idiots with shaggy 70's haircuts and those cracker fro's. I want to backhand them like a whore who kept money when I see them, but I can overlook it regardless. I think the idea of looking like an ass clown like this this is a bit strange, but who am I to judge on today's fashion trends.

Anyways, there is one style that has gotten to me. I don't honestly get it, I'm not fond of it, to say the least, and personally I think it's about the dumbest trend I've fucking scene in my many years on this planet. Emo kids. And to be fair, I'm not simply basing my gripe on this to just the way they look. It goes across the board to the mentality, etc.

So last night I'm enjoying another night on Twitter while I'm my unexpected vacation, and I'm talking to @SaskiaMarie, who happens to be an emo. Ok, well in her case not so bad, but close enough. Finally my curiosity just basically gets the best of me, and a basic conversation hatches into a two hours Q&A session about emo culture. Yes, I have issues, I know. Much thanks to Saskia for sticking through the whole thing, and not calling me a total dick and disconnecting the chat. I warn you ahead of time that again, it was a two hour conversation, so it's a lengthy read. This was done out of my own curiosity, and not with the pure intent to piss off all the emo kids. If it does piss you off, you can feel free to kiss my ass or email me at nick@zerointelligenceonline.com to bitch me out. I don't mind.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

first.....wtf is the deal with the hair?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

lol that's a really hard question >.<>

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

ok....so is there like some kind of pre set emo rules you have to follow?

with the hair, the pants, eyeliner, and being depressed all the time?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

lol no rules, its just common sense. When I was really into the scene, as long as you had black hair and listened to emo you were emo. Now that the 12-14 year olds have come and ruined it, I don't even know what's happening anymore. I guess the number one rule is too just look as retarded/gay/unconventional as possible xD

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

Isn't it odd that emo kids claim to be non conformists although they all look the same?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Oh, definitely. And I've had countless arguments with other emo kids (uninformed online debates about things that are completely irrelevant = emos favorite past time) who still think they're original. Most of them are smart enough to not claim they're emo, but it doesn't change the fact that they look like a million other kids.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

ok so next question.....

why is everyone so sad?

i know that contradicts the whole "emo theme" but shit.......we all have shitty lives in one way or another....what happened to buck up, take it in the chin, and move on?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Well, I'm sad 'cause I'm manic-depressive. so I guess I'm not REAL, but for most everyone else: Shockingly, emo is still a minority. And since we're a minority, we feel like we don't fit in. And I guess its just that whole feeling misunderstood thing, but I kinda thought that just came with being a teenager

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

but is there really a need to go so far as to change your look up completely and carry a totally off mentality just to say my life is crappy sometimes just like every other person in this world?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

I want to say no, there's not. But I also see it this way: We are a canvas and we are artists. The best way to really show someone what you're about is through your clothes and attitude. Preps say "I'm a happy skank" by wearing tight clothes in pretty colors a, and emos say "i'm fucked up" by wearing dark clothes and moping around. DO I make any sense?

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

to a point, but it seems a bit extreme.....

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

do you ever stop to ponder that when you get a few years older, that perhaps it wont be so bad and high school is over......so then there's no need for it?


SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

I try not to think so far ahead, that tends to make me more depressed. So maybe that's what's bumming out everyone else, too lol

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

do you think your perspective on the future is perhaps just a bit off, which could be causing the whole dilemma.....

such as.....

instead of just looking at the big picture only knowing things are always subject to change

keep one general plan to work on but not let it run you so heavy, so you can still go baby steps and live life per day?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

I figured. But let me say you're stepping more into psychology and i'm starting to hate you lol wait, are we still talking emos or me specifically?

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

well, both i suppose...you're something of an emo, and were discussing them.....so yeah kinda both i guess

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

so skip that question then?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

yes. lol I keep trying to think of a good answer, but i'm going in circles in my head

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

lol....we can go back to you.....i guess it was a mix of a question and trying to see if i could convert you for the hell of it all in one

you'll learn there's always a method to my madness

ok so next question.....

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

do you ever see it as a negative that the emo boys are more sensitive than the emo girls....dare i say act like total candy asses sometimes.....

that's a completely biased statement, ill admit

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

lol yes! I have a lot of gay friends and family members, so I'm cool with gays. But if you're a straight boy, I say fucking act like it. I also say stop stealing my pants and buy some that fit.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

no no no....i'm not talking about the gay ones

they're expected to be sissies, and i say that about all my gay friends

I'm talking about the fucking straight ones

i know guys that call themselves queers that are more manly

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

lol no, i know. I'm saying the straight guys that share their feelings even when you don't ask, that sulk about everything and spend too much time on their hair - those are not men. or boys. They should be castrated. I suppose some girls might find it attractive, but its not.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

so have you ever considered leading the charge to end emo as a whole due to the corruption in it?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Of course. Believe me, if I knew how to end emo it wouldn't have ever gotten this big. I do my part by explaining to the newer ones that they're idiots, but that's the most anyone can do.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

have you considered being not emo'ish in protest to show others the error of their ways?

Or even a full crusades style cleansing?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

I don't act like I used to, and my style's slowly changing. I'll never completely change my style, because this is who I am, but I'm lightening up and hoping some kids will see that everyone grows up and forgets this shit.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

fair enough.....

ok branching out from that though....

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

do you worry that the emo culture might continue to grow....becoming its own communist civilization with an emo leader....

envision castro with a purple waterfall haircut

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

no, no, it was Hitler who had the emo swoop.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

No, he had a bad comb over and no shampoo

my vision here...stop fucking it up and go with it

besides, he was a socialist.....not a communist

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

lmfao good point. Anyway, I pray for the sake of the world that never happens. If it does, I will personally put on a cape and save the fucking world. But I don't see it ever getting that bad. Like I said, everyone grows up. Although, its kind of unnerving that there are more and more emo college students :\

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

It's a legit concern......

I've seen emo's my age.....the regime is coming

Ok, so is there some kind of emo kryptonite?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

not sure. Paris Hilton's vag might work xD

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

Ok, we're talking about just a crusade style cleansing on one group. Not nuclear fallout on the whole planet. You need to refer back to the point on thinking too far ahead.

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

lmfao

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

Ok, so what happens when you cut off the bangs. No one has ever tried it before that I know of. Is it like an "Oh no.....I'm mellttttiiinnnnggggg!!!" kinda thing like Wizard of Oz?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

I did to cut mine off! They grew back all emo-y. Maybe its the bangs that control everyone. Oh dear God o.O

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

hmmmm

maybe we've found the source of emo power?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Maybe. But I think Pete Wentz lost the bangs awhile back, and he has yet to grow his balls back.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

he had balls?

ok, so is the crap charlotte guy who boned paris hilton blacklisted as an emo?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Benji Madden. Oh man, was my idol from the ages of 7 to 14. Back then I thought I was punk. So, I'm saying he's not emo.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

but he wears eye liner

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

punk is dead anyways....emos didn't kill it....rancid did

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

This is true. and Benji worship's Rancid lol

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

see.....

real punk is sex pistols and misfits.....he's just a cock whore

ok....next question

the singer from AFI....dude or chick? I mean that one with all seriousness.....don't know if that's a candy ass guy, or a butch bitch

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Awe I have to admit, I love Davey Havok (: I refuse to say anything bad about him

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

I'm guessing that's their name?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

yes.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

well you can answer w/o being mean

dude or chick?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Well. He was a dude in the 90s :\

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

you’re lying

i don't believe it

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

lol he was never overly manly, but back then I was pretty sure he was a dude

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

lol

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

I've put doubt in your mind to that, so next question........

wtf is the damn deal with the fn 2 tone star tats???

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

the nautical stars? I think those have been around forever

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

yeah but they weren't inked on everyone and their dog

I'm blaming emo kids for that too

isn't a nautical start a meaning for a sense of direction and looking forward, therefore being a bit of a contradiction?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

haha isn't everything emos do a paradox?

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

yes...but the contradiction brings up a valid point

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

lol I don't think you can blame the tattoo on emo. i know a LOT of people that aren't emo that have the star. Its pretty (: ...yeah, okay, i'm losing my brain function.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

lol

ok next question....

why do emo boys make out with each other but say they're not gay?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Because emo girls supposedly think its hot. The way normal guys like it when girls make out, I guess

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

but chicks aren't porking each other in the corn hole.....hotness point is then invalid

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

We watch very different porn. lol I jest. I don't know, I never said I personally found it hot, I'm just saying what makes the most sense to me.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

just trying to understand the logic

ok, moving on......

on one side of the battlefield you have a group of emo boys.....one the other side a group of oompa loompas......who wins the fight?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Well...emo boys carry razor blades in their pockets for convenient on-the-go cutting, don't they?

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

yeah, and how many times do they use them effectively? up the river...not across the stream. That's about as effective as telling someone with no arms to use a bat in a fight

there's been less deaths from emos with razors than ppl who smoke weed. last i checked, the weed number was still at 0

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

lmao! well, back to the question - Willy Wonka's little minions would obviously win. Not sure why, they're just awesome

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

fair enough

i agree with that answer

do you think hot topic to emo's is just a shitty taking advantage of situation by corporate america?

or is it an emo support system?

kinda like the underground railroad

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

well hot topic has been around for a long time :\ back before emo was around, it was a haven for goths and was a more underground thing. Now its taking advantage like you said. The best part is, emos that shop at hot topic are called posers

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

goths are emos, just evolved lol

i figure it as a repackaging for better marketing

ok.....

did papa roach get accepted as emo even though they didn't start dressing like that until way later?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

Not that I'm aware of.

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

fair enough......we don't want em, so yall can have em if ya like

what about powerman 5000?

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

er....who?

Nick [Myndflip Studios]

they pulled a papa roach

ok i think that'll do it for now....i'm so drowsy i cant think of shit now lol

SaskiaMarie [Skrll]

haha alright

Extended Vacation = Not So Fun



Ok so I've realized being in the tech industry has two extreme opposites. I think I've firmly established in my opinion that there's no inbetween to how it works. One....the industry is going good and life is great. Now granted, most times the job itself sucks ass, but still there is an upside to it. The money is good, shit is moving forward, and you get a certain level of pride and respect during this time. I can always find some way to find the job I have sound even more important than it really every could be just by using big words, and most people don't have to fucking clues as to my bullshit cause they don't understand any of the lingo. Hell even on the kick ass important jobs I still do it just to boost my own ego.
Then you hit the suck ass part that I've found myself in on for a second time. Unexpected vacation.
Now vacation is normally not a bad thing. True, I never got much chance to actually use much, if any, of my vacation time. It's a sacrifice. But anyone in this line of work can attest that they dread getting that call or email. Yes hi Nick it's [insert a-hole boss name], I'm goign to need you to come to my office. Wait a minute.....This assclown never talks to me directly. Any communication always goes through [a-hole employee 1] and then [a-hole emplyee 2] before it hits my inbox. What....the...fuck?
This is the point in life where you know your employment status is officially fucked. You stand up and start looking around your office/cubicle to figure out which shit should go into the same boxes. You take a minute or two to stall the situation, and think perhaps if you ride it out as long as possible before going into [douchebag boss] 's office that he'll magically forget the whole thing and leave you with a paycheck. Yeah no....it won't happen. There's too much of a string of emails between that assclown and about 30 other corporate fucktards on how many people they're planning on crushing the balls of, along with a list of how it'll be beneficial to the company. No, it isnt' really beneficial. It just means you do a semi-important job but they're just tired of paying you what you're worth. In this case they'll (a) delegate the job to someone else on top of their duties at the same pay, which in turn will cause that employee to put your picture on a voodoo doll or (b) outsource the job to some guy in a 3rd world county who has never wiped his ass with 2 ply toilet paper and gives himself the assumed name of "Robert" when he answers the calls. We knew his name is really Akhmed Boolahoolahoola. And no, he doesn't really live in Pensacola. Have him tell you where he lives....he can't even pronounce it. However, he's good at reading from a script and works for 30 cents a day.
Now, let's look at my now former employer Circuit City. What you have, well had, is a 60 something year old electronics retailer. Like all other companies, they're had they're ups and downs. It happens, they always bounced right back. I had the kick ass job of running the PC services division, aka firedog. Yeah I know, corny name....I know. Anyways, the corporate powers that be thought it was to bring in a new corporate jackoff named Phil Schoonover to help turn things upward.
I'm assuming that someone missed the memo mentioning that Schoonover completely sucked balls at Bes t Buy during his trip there. So anyways, he shows up, and unexpectedly, things go completely to shit. Remember that note earlier about firing the good employees and replacing them for cheap labor? This guy had a hard on for it. Shit canned 3400 reps in place of guys that were paid minumum wage that couldn't wipe their own ass much less explain what an HDMI cable did. Absolutely fucking brilliant. Now, I know I'm only a mid level peon......but I think I can help everyone here with a valuable lesson. Spending every bit of cash you have in your company is a very, very bad idea. Hench, the company is now broke as fuck, can't pay vendors, and had to liquidate the whole fucking show. So yeah, we then get the fun of closing my store down, and then heading out to Harker Heights and helping them close their store down too. At least with the Harker trip, I got introduced to Genghis Grill. Kick ass place....you should go sometime.
Ok, so with that slightly long winded history lesson, it brings us up to speed with my expected vacation. Now during the last couple of weeks, I thought the time off would be kind of nice. I rarely every took time off work as it was. Hell I even ended up with over 140 hours of PTO that was left sitting there. So yeah, relax and enjoy time right?
No, this fucking sucks big balls!! We got cut loose Sunday, and the following Monday was cool. I had a bunch of employees over to my place and we got drunk as shit till 5am. Since then, I'm bored as fuck. This area isn't exactly tops in my line of work as it is, and this economy is fucking up everything. The highlight of my day is sitting on twitter just to see how many people I manage to piss off. This has completely not gone the way I expected it too, and I'm out of tequila now which really pisses me off. I thought about looking into outdoor activities, and although I didn't think of shit, they're ruined anyways due to shitty weather. I thought about doing my laundry today, then realized I already did it a couple of days ago. The livingroom is completely cleaned already. This....is.....fucking.....lame. Everyone else needs to quit there jobs so they can be around to amuse me.
So I had an idea Tuesday that would help kill time, and let me be at least somewhat productive. I'll go to the grocerystore and pick up a few things we need around here!! Now keep in mind, I've gone to the grocery store a million times, so this is nothing new. What is new, however, is going during the day. I usually work noon to evening, so this going during regular hours when the sun is still out is somewhat foreign to me. Fuck....are you kidding me?? I sat there for 5 fucking minutes just trying to turn into the fucking parking lot. Don't these people work????? I'm the one without a job, not you!! Go back to work and contribute or something! How is it this many people can be out fucking around somewhere stupid like a grocery store and their bosses don't realize they're gone? I need that kind of job. Fuck you grocery store. Fuck you hordes of people that cause me to repeatedly say excuse me 20 times before I'm basically forced to ram my basket into yours in order to get by. Fuck you check out line bastard who asks me if I want to take advantage of today's deal on shampoo when you can't look up for one second and realize that I shave my head. You should work the McDonald's drive-thru instead.
Fuck I need a job soon.
On a side note, my swimming pool now looks like lime Jello....

Chat Fun With Stacy

Ok, so I'm gonna throw up another little chat log. A bit of back story first about Stacy and why she's even relevant to anything....

Stacy is the one who does the photo modeling for the Myndflip Radio banners for us. You can check them out at myndflip.com and clicking the banners link. Anyways, it's worked out to be a cool deal. She doesn't hit us up for money, which makes me happy, and we get some kick ass banners while she just has fun with it. So anyways, Stacy and I have this odd she wants to kill me but just can't quite pull the trigger kind of thing going. Although she throws me as much shit as I return, it's always technically my fault. So I caught up with her on messenger this evening since I haven't talked to her in the last couple of days. And before you ask, yes, she always starts off any conversation we have my calling me a punk, slut, or something similar. It's her own special way of saying hello, so I simply just follow suit....
Nick [Myndflip]: punk
stacy: ass
Nick [Myndflip]: heh
Nick [Myndflip]: whats up hun?
stacy: not much. bout to go to bed... lol
stacy: u?
Nick [Myndflip]: this early?
Nick [Myndflip]: wtf
stacy: ive been up since 4am!
Nick [Myndflip]: ouch
Nick [Myndflip]: whats this surgery shit you mentioned?
stacy: yep.. it sucks
stacy: blah
Nick [Myndflip]: whats it for?
stacy: they hafta "break" my jaw
stacy: and re align it
stacy: haha
Nick [Myndflip]: what the hell did you do to it?
stacy: nothing.. its just not "balanced"
Nick [Myndflip]: causing you pain?
stacy: nope
Nick [Myndflip]: so why do you have to do surgery instead of ignoring it?
stacy: because thats what the dr recommends
stacy: grr
Nick [Myndflip]: ok so you wont remove your tonils which is causing an immediate issue, but youll have someone break your jaw for no real reason?
stacy: haha.
stacy: i know. im totally weird
Nick [Myndflip]: shit save some money and drive down here....ill break the thing for ya....
Nick [Myndflip]: so much cheaper
Nick [Myndflip]: plus itll amuse the shit outta me
stacy: haha. im not payin for it
stacy: so BOOYA
Nick [Myndflip]: but youre still missing the my amusement part here....very important
stacy: shut up
stacy: punkass
stacy: lol
Nick [Myndflip]:
Nick [Myndflip]: so how long is your head gonna be wired like an FCC nightmare?
stacy: grr....
stacy: see, too much info in your hands is dangerous
Nick [Myndflip]: lol
Nick [Myndflip]: lies
stacy: truths
Nick [Myndflip]: i know how they do most of that....dated this chick who was supposed to have it done. I supported that one cause it fd with the way she talked and it annoyed the piss out of me
Nick [Myndflip]: how logn did they say youll be down?
Nick [Myndflip]: i swear to god i wont make a shit remark out of it
stacy: lies
Nick [Myndflip]: hey if i promise ya something its done
Nick [Myndflip]: try me...
Nick [Myndflip]: ok fine then dont
stacy: grr
Nick [Myndflip]: oh calm down
Nick [Myndflip]: well regardless of that, i hope you make a speedy recovery
Nick [Myndflip]: and you better make sure to keep me updated
Nick [Myndflip]: ill even refrain from jokes
stacy: will do homeslice
Nick [Myndflip]: what time you have to be at work tomorrow?
stacy: 720am
stacy: and i have to work ALL DAY
stacy: AND ALL DAY FRIDAY
Nick [Myndflip]: wtf
stacy: AND 750AM - NOON ON SATURDAY
Nick [Myndflip]: why again?
stacy: because the dudes fiances water broke today at 6am.. so he wont be able to work the rest of the week
stacy: GAY
Nick [Myndflip]: i thought she already popped out that fatheaded bastid
stacyc12: nope.. last time it was a false alarm
Nick [Myndflip]: ghey
stacy: very
Nick [Myndflip]: tell her to close her fn legs next time and get a damn hobby....shes becoming an inconvenience
stacy: lol
stacy: totally
stacy: no thank yous to stacy for her pictures??
stacy: i just read your bulletin
stacy: ha
Nick [Myndflip]: hey now...ive thanked you a million times
Nick [Myndflip]: such an attention whore lol
stacy: i see how you roll...
Nick [Myndflip]: and yes.....tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyty
stacy: jerk
stacyc12: haha
Nick [Myndflip]: nothing but love punk
stacy: word.
Nick [Myndflip]: so when is the surgery?
stacy: bout 2wks
Nick [Myndflip]: weak
stacy: totally
Nick [Myndflip]: gonna bailk for a bit to find food...ill txt ya if youre up still
stacy has signed out. (3/11/2009 10:18 PM)
Last message received on 3/11 at 7:56 PM

This is the normal every day conversation with her. I even sent over a couple of texts later on giving her more shit about it. I think one mentioned a human pez machine. I love my friends.
Speedy recovery slut!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Busy busy busy.....


Ok so I haven't posted in a couple of weeks or so I think at this point. I've actually been pretty busy lately, which kinda sucks cause I prefer to be a lazy slacker if at all possible.
Of course we have the Circuit City liquidation going still. They closed our store early, so T and I are driving to the Harker Heights store just to keep a regular paycheck rolling in. The drive blows ass, but it's cool hanging out with Billy again who was a manager at our store. So it's a bit of a balance.
The radio station shit is going well so far and keeping us busy. We all went out to Siidshow3 at Legends here in Waco a week ago and worked that show. Hopefully soon we should have the editing done from that one. Last night we 13th had a show in Temple, so T just took his gear to work and we headed straight over afterwards. Gotta admit...it was a hell of a show. Honestly though, I could do without all the emo's there.....but whatever. One of those things you have to deal with.
Oh Noez!! Teh Emoz!!!
But yeah, good times regardless. I was actually pretty surprised on how good the sound was in the building. Too bad it's a hole in the wall bar outside of Temple that's a pain in the ass to find. We drove I don't know how many miles down FM 93 and thought we were on the wrong end, turned around, and finally called them only to find out we were going the right way originally. We only needed to go another couple of miles. Bastards......
Speaking of that show......does anyone have pics of the two lesbian chicks that were up by the stage during the Pain Filled Silent set? Yeah baby!
One last thing before I go.
I hate this guy so much. I can't stand the stupidity of infomercials and stupid products like the Shamwow bullshit, but then they have to put this assclown as their salesman? Please someone, beat him senseless with his fucking headset until he bleeds out. Make sure to get it on video too, as I'll proudly use it as jerk off material. I've got my bottle of Jergen's and plenty of wishful thinking on this one.....