Why I Write The Things I Write

Sup guys.

Today’s post is more or less, just a chance for me to chat some shit and give you guys a bit of an insight into why I write the things I write. I feel there are some people out there who aren’t looking at this in the context that I’ve originally meant to put it out there. Fair enough, it’s written text, distinctive features such as tone are a bit harder to convey across. So, with that being said, here’s a little insight into how this shit flies.

What The Fuck Is This Site Even About?

This blog is basically an outlet for me to get stuff off my mind. Simple as that. As anyone who’s met me knows, I’m a pretty opinionated person and I love sharing my views on things. I’m also a smart-ass so naturally this blog is a combination of all of that stuff. I basically just write shit, that’s what this Blog is about. I literally pull topics out of the air, write my views on them, that’s it.

Some of that stuff are personal things, like my experiences working at Target. Things that annoy me at the Gym. The fucking Kardashians, who I hate with all my being. Shit that just pops into my mind and I’m like: Fuck that shit, I’m bitching about it tonight.

“You also do Movie Reviews?”

Movie reviews, I’ll do occasionally since I LOVE watching movies and nit-picking them apart. Seriously, go check out my Star Wars review, I spent 2 days writing that, finding images and gifs, etc. I’ll do them every now and again, mainly if/when I’m bothered to.

“So why is there a whole bunch of Dragons posts?”

NRL-based material is taking over ATM since it IS footy season. Anyone who follows me on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram knows that I am a MASSIVE, and I mean a fucking MASSIVE St. George Illawarra Dragons fan. Even though the last 2 posts weren’t entirely positive, I fucking LOVE my team.

“But why do you rip into them sometimes?”

Because I love my team, that’s why. Look, I’m not trying to win popularity votes here. My purpose of this blog is to be completely honest and write things that come from the heart. I know for a fact that I’ve had some people from the club, players included, read my stuff (Especially the last post).

Look guys. I’m not the sort of fan who’s going to kiss your ass and say it tastes like chocolate. I write both positive and negatives, because I want you guys to hopefully take that criticism on board and turn into motivation to prove me wrong. I’ve ALWAYS been respectful about the things I write about players, even the ones I’m not fond of, and I’ve always tried to be reasonable & explain my thoughts.

I’ll always be honest and upfront about my thoughts, because I’d rather be hated for being honest rather than be liked for being fake.

But seriously… What IS this blog about?

Exactly what the name says. Reviews, Rants, and other Bullshit. It’s meant to be a somewhat comedic take on the things I encounter, experience, and think about in my life. It’s not meant to insult anyone, make a political statement, or any dumb shit like that. It’s just meant to be expressing my thoughts.

 

Why The Fuck Do You Swear So Much

… Because I can? Guys, I swear on this blog for 3 reasons:

  • Comedic Value
  • To stress a point
  • Because I can’t think of another word to use

Seriously, that’s it. Not everyone is a fan of my swearing and you know what? Could honestly care less, people. This is a place where I can express myself completely, and if swearing helps me do it, then guess what?

I’m fucking swearing.

 

Why Do You Write About Some Dumb Shit?

Because it’s something that’s been bugging me and I wanted to get it off my chest? One thing that I’ve been criticized for in the past, was about the topics I’ve chosen to speak about. Dude, if you don’t like what I have to write, why are you even reading this? I love people that get outraged about something I write and leave me crap like:

“what a crock of shit”
“your a gay cunt”

Guys. Firstly, please learn to spell. I don’t take comments seriously unless there’s been SOME attempt to write something in English. Secondly, I’ve got incredibly thick skin where I can shrug off the crap that’s thrown my way. If you don’t like what I have to write, then don’t read it. Simple as that.

I don’t care if one person or 100 people like what I have to say. I say it because, as I’ve stated before, it’s to clear my mind and get things off my chest.

Plus it’s in the fucking name of the blog. Reviews, Rants, and other Bullshit. Keyword: Bullshit.

Half the crap I talk about on here is considered bullshit to people. That’s perfectly fine by me.

 

Why Do You Use So Many Pictures & Gifs?

Visual aids, man. Helps keep people interested and it gives them a break from looking at blocks of text. Plus, comedic value.

 

Why The Fuck Is This Even A Blog Post?

Because I’m on holidays for the next 2 weeks, and I’m bored out of my fucking mind. Plus, to give you guys a bit of context about what this blog is about.

Yeah, I know there’s a few of you doing this right now

St. George Illawarra Dragons, We Need To Talk (Pt. 2)

OK, so before I start this one, I feel there’s a couple of things that should be said. Firstly, everyone who knows me, KNOWS how much of a fucking passionate supporter I am. Everyone knows it. I scream & roar with cheers to the point of losing my voice at all the games, I make all the artworks that I do, etc. I fucking LOVE my team.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, I do acknowledge that I was allowing my emotions to get the better of me & I was perhaps a bit TOO harsh in my last post. Now, let me make 2 things perfectly clear:

1) I am NOT happy with the way that we’ve been performing, I’m not going to sugar-coat that. There are quite a few mistakes if we’re going to be held scoreless for 2 weeks straight, after getting our asses handed to us by the Sharks. It’s VERY obvious that there are problems that need to be addressed. I will not apologize for saying that I believe that we have a LOT to work on before we become a strong force to be contended with.

2) This is NOT a retraction of my last post. I am merely writing this so that I can try to convey what I originally wanted to say, without the fuel of anger feeding me.

So… I’ve had some time to cool off. I’ve had a nice bubble-bath, complete with little rubber duck and all, and I am now ready to give a bit more of a balanced view on what I was attempting to portray earlier.

I still cried like a fucking baby when I saw Duges crying in the sheds, and the thought of seeing that man be broken like that still hurts… But, for the sake of getting my point across, I will not let my emotions get the better of me.

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I love this pic, that is all

 

Thoughts On Players Who Need To Be Dropped

Benji Marshall

Look, I’m not a fan of Benji Marshall. I’m just going to say it, I was against him coming to us when he first signed with the club and to this day, I’ve always had my reservations about him. After writing the first post, I had people saying that I was a prick for hating Benji, that I was an asshole, etc. etc.

Look guys, I don’t have to LIKE everyone who plays for us, OK? I’ve ALWAYS said that I will support the Red V and all those who play in it. And I always will. That does NOT mean that I have to like them. Look, I hated Nathan Green. I’m sure he was a nice bloke off the field and all, but I fucking hated him. Matt Prior? Same deal.

Guys, I’m just not a Benji fan. I don’t like how his style of play, like when we faced the Cowboys, was all about him trying to be flashy and cool. Look mate, 2005 was 11 years ago. You’re not that spunky kid from the Tigers who’s pulling flick passes out of his ass. To think that you’re honestly worth more than $300K a year is a bit ludicrous, mate.

I’m sorry Benji, but you’re not getting any younger and if you think that the Dragons are going to risk giving you more than $300K, then you should be looking elsewhere. Unless there are massive 3rd party deals involved, I don’t see Benji staying in the NRL p0st 2016.

Mitch Rein

Another player I mentioned was Mitch Rein. Now, unlike Benji, I actually am pretty cool with Mitch… Not his haircut, because he legit looks like Legolas from Lord of the Rings, but that’s besides the point. As I said, Mitch is a Kiama kid and I have the biggest soft-spot for Kiama-based Dragons, due to my mate living down there for years and I love the area.

Look, the problem I have with Mitch Rein is that he’s not consistent. The problem I have with Mitch is that there are some games where he’s on absolute fire and then there are the games we’d all like to forget. I find that he’s too readable in attack, predictable to a fault. We can’t have someone who’s able to be read like an open book.

Sorry, but I don’t think he offers anything in terms of creativity in attack. Unless there’s a MASSIVE shift in performance, I honestly don’t see him getting a renewal with the Dragons. Which is a shame, because as I said, I have a soft spot for Kiama Kids.

Ben Creagh

Ben Creagh. Look, I didn’t even rip into Benny in my last post. I actually said I was gutted to say that it was time for him to hang up the boots. I’m sorry mate, but with age slowly catching up along with your injuries, I think it is best for you to move onto the next chapter in your life. I really feel gutted with saying that.

Tim Lafai

OK, first thing is first, I’d like to say sorry to Timmy for being a rude prick in my last post. But I seriously think that after this much time, he should’ve improved in ability and be able to create something. And I’m sorry, I don’t see that in him. I think the best thing for Tim would be to drop back to the Cutters to not only regain his ability, but also to build up his confidence.

I’ve seen it a couple of times where Tim sort of just stops and pauses, before continuing to play, which gives the opposition a chance to adapt and defend. Mate, you need to flow with it. And I think you do need to go back to the Cutters to get that edge back.

Hey, J-Moz got dropped to reserve grade at the Bulldogs and it did wonders to turn his ability around. Could do the same for Tim, Mitch, and yes even Benji.

 

Changes To Be Made To The Team

One criticism I was given in my last post, which I actually agree with and am stumped on how I missed it, was to give replacements to the players dropped. So, let me go into who I think should be included into the squad.

Tyrone McCarthy

Ok, being a Conor McGregor fan, I fucking love the Irish. So when we got McCarthy, I was ecstatic with joy. If anyone has seen what this guy can do in Super League, they’ll know that he’s a MASSIVE asset to the team. I don’t know why we’re restricting him to just the Cutters, when he has this potential to be a great NRL player. He hits hard and knows how to play the ball and create chances for tries.

I’d put him in over Ben Creagh on the bench.

Tahne Milne

OK, I wasn’t really sold on Tahne, since I haven’t actually SEEN what he can do. So yeah, I was a bit skeptical about whether he would be a good player. I had people saying “Dude, he’s actually good”, but I didn’t see it. Regardless, having watched a couple of Cutters games now, I have seen the light and Tahne would be a great player to blood for First Grade. Fast, creative, and someone who could offer us that spark in attack.

I’d include him over Tim Lafai.

Tommy Carr

Tommy’s a bit of a difficult one, because he still needs a bit more time before he’s properly ready for First Grade. With that being said, I think he’s DEFINITELY the winger that we’ve been praying for. We’ve struggled with the Left Wing since B-Moz left and after seeing some of the freaky shit that this kid can pull… Mate, he’s B-Moz V2. Needs a bit more time, but someone who’ll be as valuable to the team as Aitken is right now.

I’d include him over Peter Mata’Utia.

Siliva Havili

He’s already on the squad, but I would like to see them shake things up and start Havili over Mitch. Siliva offers SO much more in attack from the small glimpses that we’ve seen him play, and it’s been noticed by the fans in particular. I would like to see him get more game-time, even start as our Hooker, just to see how he’d fare over an 80 minute game.

I’d include him over Mitch Rein.

… I know, you’re all waiting for who I’d replace Benji with. Look, we don’t really have anyone at the moment on the team who would make a significant difference over Marshall. We have Josh McCrone and while he’s a great short term option, we HAVE to look outside of the club for a new half. Lachlan Coote would be AMAZING to have in the halves, as well as Luke Keary. So I’d gun for one of those two to replace Benji.

 

The Captaincy Dilemma

OK, so the issue of whether Gareth Widdop is a good captain has been brought up numerous times over the last couple of weeks. Gaz, I love you as a player, but I honestly think that you’re not the captain that we need. Sorry mate, but I really think that the pressure of the role is getting to you and it’s affecting your ability.

I would honestly prefer Josh Dugan as our Captain.

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Duges don’t take no shit from anyone

And no, it’s not because he’s my favourite player in the squad. Far from it. I want Duges to be our captain because he has that fire that we NEED in a captain. He’s not afraid to challenge the referees, he’s not a punk-ass bitch who’ll take shit from players (Especially little smart-ass bitches like Tyrone Roberts), and he’s one of the popular players within the playing group.

Seriously, he’s apparently the mentor to a few of our younger Dragons and that’s something you WANT in a Captain. You WANT people to look up at you and want to follow in your steps. Duges as a captain would be a great asset to the team, in my opinion.

 

The Coach

Before I begin this, I really need to get this off my chest.

For the record, I absolutely hated it when people in the Save Our Saints campaign decided to rip into Mary with the #FailMary tag that they started using in their SOS posts for 2016. Um, did you SOS guys forget that you stated in 2015, numerous times and from numerous posters, that the team and the coach had your full support? No? Let me refresh your memories with a couple of them:

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When you guys PUBLICLY make a claim that the coach and players have your full support and how this isn’t about on-field success… And then decide to rip into the coach DURING one of our slumps, you’re not really painting a good picture for yourselves. You’re also coming off as hypocritical.

Now that I got that off my chest…

Look, I love Mary. I met him last year in the coaches forum and it’s so clear that he bleeds Red and White. For fuck’s sake, the man actually paid money out of his own pocket for our gym to be upgraded so we didn’t have the old shit-box era gym that we had for years. He’s been nothing but a gentleman to me and others when we’ve had the chance to interact with him.

But there has been some questionable choices he’s made during his tenure as coach, some of which are not exactly the wisest of moves. Look mate, you bought Siliva Havili to be the back-up Hooker for Rein and to get him to pull his socks up. The fact that you’re just putting the poor bloke on the bench to keep his bum warm is something that has not only pissed off a few of the fans, but probably Havili himself. I don’t think he’d appreciate being stuck there all day with nothing with do. That’s a bench spot you could’ve given to someone else.

I also think that Mary isn’t well trained in how to deal with players’ psychology. I’m sorry, but I’m seeing a bunch of blokes out there who are losing confidence as the game goes on. They start strong and then as soon as shit calls get thrown our way, they switch off. This shouldn’t be happening and as the coach, it IS your job to get to the bottom of it. Even if that means calling in a specialist sports psychologist to sit down with the lads and get them to relieve themselves of any stress they have.

I think it’s well and truly time for the axe to be swung as well, Mary. I’ve already stated who I’d get rid off and who I’d like to replace them with. You NEED to start cutting players if they don’t perform. It’s as simple as that.

The NRL is a performance-based industry. Yep, that’s right. Industry. As soon as the words “Professional Sport” are applied, that game then becomes a business. Players become employees who are required to work for their pay. If they’re not pulling their weight, then drop them back so that they can get a reality check that they’re not any different than the other team-mates around them. I understand that this might frustrate players & potentially cause more drama, but when you’re being mocked by 99% of the NRL’s fanbase… You HAVE to make changes.

I’ve stated in my last post that if Mary couldn’t give us consistency with positive results, he should be moved on. I honestly think that Mary has the passion that we need as a coach, but his inexperience is something that’s going to cost him greatly. I’d like to see someone like Toovey or Clearly brought in as assistant coaches to Mary, just so that they give him some quality advice.

Especially Toovey. He’s a proven coach who’s won premierships with the Sea Eagles, and gotten them to the finals. He’d be able to give Mary some great advice on how to coach. And, if worse comes to worse, you can always swap the two around. Mary can learn under an experienced coach and we can get some proper direction.

 

Changes To Management

Look, I still believe that we need some fresh new blood in management. I’ve ripped into Save Our Saints for the way that they’ve conducted themselves about their stance on change. But, despite all of that, I’m not disagreeing that there DOES need to be change. I’ve never met Peter Doust or any of the other Board Members, but I think that after so many years running the place, we DO need change. A quote for Avatar: The Last Airbender covers this perfectly (And is one of my personal life philosophies):

“It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If you take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale.”

We’ve become rigid and stale. We need to start drawing wisdom from different places in order to survive.

My main gripe with the Dragons Management comes down to a couple of points:

The Lack of 3rd Party Sponsorship

This is by far the BIGGEST thing that we should be working day and night to fix. The Dragons have little to no 3rd Party Sponsorship and we NEED to fix that, in order to recruit big-name players to the club, as well as retain key-players. Seriously, this shit needs to be fixed. I’m personally dumbfounded how we don’t have access to a plethora of 3rd Party Sponsors, given that we have TWO regions to draw from.

The Right Game/Right Venue Strategy

I just fucking hate ANZ Stadium. It’s a concrete jungle that just feels like shit to sit in for a regular game. State of Origin? Fuck yeah. Finals? Fuck yeah. Test matches? Fuck yeah. Regular games… No. Not just that, the teams that we play there, namely Souths and Bulldogs, are also at a home-field advantage since ANZ is a home ground to a LOT of clubs. We don’t have that electric feeling like we do at Kogarah/WIN because it’s overshadowed by the opposition fan-base. Needless to say, not a fan.

Those two are the MAIN problems that I personally hate. We’re a proud club with a proud history. We won 11 premierships in a row for God’s sake… Yes, different time, but it’s still an amazing feat. I’ve detailed this in a previous post I made some time ago, but Dragons fans are the proudest among all the NRL fan-bases. We DEMAND perfection, & while perfection isn’t possible… We want the closest thing to it.

The Joint Venture Board haven’t done much, in the eyes of the fans, to live up to this. After all, we’re still in debt to the NRL, plus the above I’ve mentioned. We need these problems resolved sooner rather than later. And if they can’t do it, they should bring in someone who can.

 

The Problem

I know in the last one I said that I didn’t know what the problem was. Obviously, now that I’ve calmed down and had a proper think about it, I think it all boils down to confidence. Look, these guys are more than just footy players. They ARE Human Beings who are capable of going through some real-world shit like you and I do. I don’t think it’s external factors so much as internal ones.

And by internal, I mean mental ones. These guys have been getting the fair-share of shit calls, let’s be real here. Tries that would’ve been awarded to ANY OTHER TEAM are getting ruled as No Try for us. Shit like that is demoralizing, people. Imagine continuing to put in 100%, only to realize it’s all for nothing.

Yeah, you’d be bummed out too.

I don’t think Mary has the understanding of sports psychology to help combat this, to be perfectly honest. He’s a passionate bloke, but that can only take you so far. Bring in a specialist to help the lads overcome whatever is bothering them and that’ll be one step towards a solution.

Captaincy is the other. Gaz ain’t a captain, I’m going to be perfectly honest in saying that. Love you as a player, but that’s the truth. Duges as a captain should hopefully help instill confidence into the lads and help them steer to victory.

 

The Positives

I don’t need to repeat this, you all know who’s been the standouts… No? OK, fine.

Josh Dugan
Euan Aitken
Leeson Ah Mau
Joel Thompson
Jason Nightingale

Seriously, you guys are fucking awesome.

 

Conclusion

Hopefully, you guys have seen this and have gotten a better understanding of my previous post. I’m not going to remove it, because you’ve all seen it by now. No point to take it down since I don’t believe in doing stuff like that. I just hope you have a better understanding now of what I wanted to convey.

The Dragons – A 2016 Prediction

FOOTY IS BACK, BRA!

About fucking time too, I’ve been having massive withdrawal symptoms ever since September last year and now the season is only a week away from starting! So, it’s time for me to give my annual prediction for how I think my beloved Dragons will go this season. So, before I start this piece, I’m gonna “recycle” the statements that I use whenever I make a footy-related post about my club:

– The following are my own thoughts and not influenced by anyone else.
– I don’t have any informants/spies/sources/double agents in the club feeding me information that a multitude of fans seem to have.
– I don’t know any of the players personally.
– I don’t usually take note of rumours spread by fans and the media, ESPECIALLY the media. (Ever heard of the phrase “Never let the Truth get in the way of a Good Story”?) BUT, for the sake of making this post, I will be addressing them throughout.
– I will be honest, and honesty usually equals harsh words. If you’re not happy with what I’m about to say, then too bad. If you’re a veteran reader of my blog, you know how my honesty goes.

So, without further-ado, let’s dive right in!

2015: The Year That Was

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WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Yeah, 2015 was a whole bunch of ups and downs. For a more in-depth analysis about it, check out the reviews that I did last year about our team’s season. But overall, it was a massive roller-coaster ride for sure.

We led the comp, we lost the lead and slumped, then we got it back again, it was a pretty intense ride. That and some of the off-field stuff that was going on. The Trent Merrin saga was one that got people riled up, the whole Save Our Saints thing, debates about whether Nightingale was going to renew with us, etc. etc. But ultimately we did make the finals and while we didn’t get past the first round, we put up one hell of a fight that earned us the respect among the fan-base, as well as the NRL world in general. The amount of injuries we had going was a sight to behold, as I’m told that the sheds were essentially a make-shift hospital after that game.

But we proved a point that the team that was originally penned by the NRL’s webste to come 15th, had beaten the odds and gone onto the finals. And we showed that you don’t need the most renowned players in the comp to make a good team.

The New Kids on the Block

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Future 2016 Premiers right here

New Players on the Team:
Kurt Mann (Melbourne Storm)
Siliva Havili (New Zealand Warriors)
Mose Masoe (St Helens RLFC)
Dunamis Lui (Manly Sea Eagles)
Tyrone McCarthy (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Sebastine Ikahihifo (New Zealand Warriors)
Kalifa Faifai Loa (Gold Coast Titans)
Josh McCrone (Canberra Raiders)
Taane Milne (Sydney Roosters)
Adam Quinlan (St Helens RLFC)
Tim Lafai (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Russell Packer

Promoted from U20’s:
Tom Carr
Drew Hutchison

First and foremost, I think it’s a bit funny that Adam Quinlan was both released AND re-signed by the club in the same year.

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Two of our best newbies

But regardless, out of the new boys in the block, the ones who’ve stood so far from the trials have been Kurt Mann & Siliva Havili. Honestly, I feel so much more comfortable with Duges shifting to the centres, now that we have Mann as our Fullback. He knows how to play as a ball-playing fullback and judging from the perfomance he put on during the 9’s and Charity Shield, he’ll be a massive asset.

Siliva Havili… OK, I’ll admit that I initially hated this guy at first, since we lost Craig Garvey as our hooker and I wanted him to take over for Rein. Garvs was a player I loved in the Dragons, so I got a bit emotional when he left, obviously shown when I made a post about him leaving.

I’d like to apologize for giving doubt to Havili, because he fucking owned it. Mitch Rein should be pissing himself in anxiousness, now that Havili is here & he’s honestly putting Mitch on show.  Good job, mate.

In terms of who’s let me down in the pre-season, it would definitely be Lafai and Hutchison.

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Disappointed with these 2

Look, I liked Lafai at the Dogs. He was a great player for them and judging by the reactions of their fans when he was cut loose, it looked like we had signed someone with the X-Factor. I still think Lafai is a good player, but he honestly hasn’t shone as much as we would have expected him to. He wasn’t too much of a stand-out during the 9’s or in Charity Shield and, to be perfectly honest, didn’t look like Aitken should be losing his spot to him.

I know Lafs is coming off an injury, but if you’re fit enough to play, you should be playing to the level we expect you to be playing at. Time will hopefully reveal more.

And then Drew Hutchison…

Bruh… What the fuck? I seriously defended this kid before the pre-season, saying that he was the captain of the U20’s Origin/Australia side, that he had a bright future ahead of him… Only to be completely flabbergasted (Love that word) by his performance in the 9’s and Charity Shield. ESPECIALLY WHEN HE FUCKING DROPPED THE BALL IN THE DYING MINUTES OF CHARITY SHIELD! I actually swore so loudly that the Flames turned to me and gave me a dirty look… Sorry ladies, but that’s some emotion shit right there.

Look, Drew. As someone who actually made the claim that he’d leave if the Dragons renewed Benji Marshall, you’re not playing like someone who SHOULD be in First Grade. I personally feel you’re trying too hard and it’s resulting in you fucking up when you play. Honestly, spend the year in Reserve Grade, build up some experience, and then you try to prove your worth again. It’s called patience kid, learn it.

Now, for the upcoming players that I’m looking forward to is simply this gun.

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Tommy Carr aka B-Moz 2.0

I’m telling you now, this kid is our next B-Moz like player. He’s got the speed, agility, and acrobatics to pull off amazing tries and with a bit more time and development, he’ll eventually become an Origin/Australia legend that B-Moz was. Plus, anyone who hates the Bulldogs as much as this lad, DESERVES to be a Dragon for life.

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I fucking love this kid

 

The Prediction for 2016

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Only way is up lads

Well after the BULLSHIT prediction that the NRL Website that we were given last year… That we completely blew out of the water, it’s now time for the prediction for 2016. So let’s just see what these smart-asses at the NRL ha…

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… U Fucking Wot M3+5?

… Really? I mean… Fucking really?

Duges, do your thing.

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My thoughts exactly

… Right… OK, so let me get this right… You think that a team that consists of:

Josh Dugan
Euan Aitken
Tim Lafai
Jason Nightingale
Gareth Widdop
Benji Marshall
Joel Thompson
Jack DeBelin
Russell Packer

And other talented players… THIS IS A TEAM WHO YOU THINK IS NOT WORTHY OF A TOP 8 SPOT?!

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You know what… Nope. Not even going there. You assholes think whatever you want. You did the same thing last year, you got egg on your face for it. Look forward to it happening again this year.

My Prediction: Easy Top 6 Spot.

We have the depth to cover for representative times like Origin, as well as injuries. We’re completely covered for those events, therefore we have no excuses this year. Every year should be an improvement, therefore I feel that a Top 6 should be the BARE MINIMUM expectation.

My Ideal Team Line-Up:

1) Kurt Mann
2) Jason Nightingale
3) Tim Lafai
4) Josh Dugan
5) Euan Aitken
6) Gareth Widdop (c)
7) Benji Marshall
8) Leeson Ah Mau
9) Mitch Rein
10) Russell Packer
11) Mike Cooper
12) Joel Thompson
13) Jack DeBelin

14) Siliva Havili
15) Dunamis Lui
16) Will Matthews
17) Ben Creagh

Tales from Retail – Old Job Edition

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Chicken or popcorn, get ready for some entertainment

So, now that I no longer work for my old job, I can actually talk about it a bit more candidly and about some things that I otherwise probably couldn’t talk about… Well… I could, but I’d just end up getting fired or something. But seeing as how I’ve moved on from that place, I can talk about my old job.

Now, out of respect for my old co-workers who still work there, I’m not going to be naming the place where I used to work, nor name anyone specifically. Primarily because I really don’t want to drag that place through the mud. But more on that later.

DISCLAIMER:  I will be swearing a LOT in this review. If you can’t handle the F word, C word, etc… Then get the fuck off my blog.

History of the Old Job

We needed this sign when we closed up shop for the day

Now, I was at my old job for about 5 and a half years. That was a very long time and one where I got to learn about how customers are pretty much assholes when they don’t get what they want. Now, I was 19 when I first started working there and I left when I was 25. I had that job throughout TAFE and Uni, so it was my only source of income during that period of time.

I had been brought in as a casual, like most people tend to be when they start somewhere, and I was a casual for 3 years, the last 2 and a half years being promoted to Part-Time. Now, in this department store where I worked, I initially started out in the Toys section. And I fucking owned that section. Seriously, I kept that place tidy and organized to the point where my manager at the time actually let me help out in other departments, because I was quick in doing my job.

Now, after 3 years there, I got my wish of working in the Electronics Section, which is where I wanted to be where I started out.

I was a fucking GOD in that section. You speak to most of my old colleagues and they’ll tell you how I used to keep that place so clean and tidy. Thursday Nights and Weekends were the cleanest days for that section. Movies? Alphabetized those motherfuckers so people could find what they were after easily. Games? PS3 games NEVER were in the Xbox section while I was working. Music? Well, it was piss easy to take care off, since no-one ever really bought music…

But whatever, I was a God in that section. And when I finished Uni, I wanted to be promoted to Full-Time, so I could actually make some decent money… OK, I know it’s retail, but I needed to get some extra coin in my pocket. Plus, I had the aspiration to be a manager and move up.

Buuuuuut… The store manager who was there at the time refused to do so, despite that I was there for all that time. So I asked twice, and then I got a new job. I kept this one for a month and then quit the day before Christmas.

Because, fuck you assholes you didn’t reward my loyalty.

But that’s not what you people are here for. You’re here for the stories about what went down when I was at that place. Your wish is my command.

 

The Prank Call that got my Colleague in Trouble

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Yeah… My bad…

OK, so I was working in the back dock area, doing stocktake with 2 of the other managers. Now, I’m tight with these guys because they were cool and pretty chill. Now, we’d done out stocktake a bit early and were just killing some time. So I came up with the idea to prank one of the girls who was working downstairs, just for a giggle. The managers were having a giggle, saying to go for it.

Now, we had a catalogue of what was on sale for that day, so I rang up, put on a pretty good European Accent, and then asked her for something that WASN’T in the Catalogue. She was on loudspeaker as well, as my managers were trying not to laugh. So she looks, she can’t find it, and she says “I’ll go check in the back”.

Perfect. She’d see us, we’d say ‘Gotcha!’, and laughs would be had.

Only she didn’t go to the back. She went into the bathroom. The fucking bathroom. We know, because of the echo on the phone. She said that she couldn’t find it. So, we played along and I said that it’s your catalogue and quoted the name of a DIFFERENT department store. She said that I’d called the wrong store, I said no, and then she hung up. On my face. While on loudspeaker, in front of the managers.

… Yeah… That wasn’t the best idea. So, they had an idea to sort of punish her lightly for it, but not enough to get her in trouble. Because, let’s face it, I was being a cheeky cunt. They talked to her about it, laughs were had, but they said to never hang up on customers.

So… To quote Biebs…

“Is it too late to say Sorry?”

 

The Manager from Hell

This is legit how much I wanted to punch this guy in the face

Now, when I was working in Toys for the last year and for the first year in Electronics, I had the fucking best Manager ever. He was chill about how you worked, so long as you got the job done. He was never angry at anyone, he was always calm and collected. And he was a South Park fan who constantly used references from the show.

I swear, it was a match made in heaven.

I fucking loved working under that guy and I was GUTTED when he had to transfer to another section. Seriously, I legit cried. But regardless, the new manager that came in was a guy who USED to work with us and then transferred to another store, before coming back.

Now, he wasn’t a manager when he first started, but I hated this guy from before. The main reason for that, was that my mother had come into the shop when I wasn’t there, to purchase some cushions and shit for the house. Typical Wog Mum shopping day. Anyways, she asked this douchebag where the cushions were and he was an absolute cunt to her. She was upset by this and naturally told me when she got home.

So, the next time I saw that fucker, which was a week later, I said the following to him:

Me: Hi mate, you remember some lady asking you for cushions yesterday? Short lady, worked downstairs at -Censored-?
Cunt: Oh yeah her. She was a bit of a bitch.Me: … That’s my mother.
Cunt: … Oh shit, sorry man, I didn’t kn…
Me: If you ever treat my mother like that again, or refer to her as a bitch or anything like that, I will fucking rip your balls off and shove them down your throat.

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No one speaks about my mum that way, you Cock-Juggling Thundercunt

I said that in front of the Store Manager, mind you. I’m fucking surprised I still had my job, but that’s how much I hated this cunt.

So when he came in as the new manager, there was HEAPS of tension straight off the bat. Now, I TRIED to be professional and put that to the side and work with him. Nope, he was an asshole from day one. Tried to change everything around, despite that we had a system that was working perfectly. He tried to overload me with tedious tasks and would get pissed off because I didn’t finish 4 tasks at once.

He was just a cunt. Plain and simple, he was a cunt.

And for the next year and a half, he was just a douchebag. He sexually harassed a couple of the girls working at the store, who I had to convince to go forward about it since they were too worried. He completely fucked up Electronics. He was just a dick.

He quit before I did, so I didn’t get the chance to quit in an epic fashion by telling him to go fuck himself. But rest assured, he left without a single friend remaining there.

 

The Cross-Dresser and his Parents

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Yes it is, Austin. Yes it is.

Ok, I’m not transphobic/homophobic/etc. but this is a funny story and it’s one where I still have a giggle whenever I talk about it.

Now, I was working in Electronics with the Epic Manager and it was a quiet day. I’d done all my jobs for the day, so I was chilling on my phone. I shouldn’t have my phone with me, but screw you, I do what I want. Now, I see a family in the shoes section, specifically ladieswear, and… God, I’m laughing just writing this…

An Indian guy, who was at least 30, dressed in a woman’s top. He had a sarong draped around him like a shoal. Ladies jeans that were looked so tight that his nuts would’ve retracted. And he was trying on ladies shoes with his mum and dad.

OK, I’m probs going to Hell for this, but I couldn’t help getting out a sneaky giggle behind the counter. So after my immaturity is sated & 5 minutes pass, they make their way to my counter. I was literally saying in the back of my head “Don’t fucking laugh. Don’t fucking laugh. Don’t fucking laugh. Don’t fucking laugh. Don’t fucking laugh. Don’t fucking laugh.”. So they come over and I swear to God, he HAD to be trying to put on a female voice or something… He still sounded like a man, but trying to be feminine. He asked if we had any Portable DVD Players that were on special.

Now, I managed to not laugh and keep professional. I showed them where we had them. It was the last day of the sale, so there wasn’t many left. We only had Pink ones left, the other colour being black. This guy wanted the black one, I told him that we had run out.

Now, this guy was SUCH a bitch about it that he would’ve put a 16 year old teen to shame. He was going off about it and it became easier to not laugh at him, because he was pissing me off. So he throws his items on my counter, demanding to pay here.

Now, I have a 3 strike rule. You piss me of 3 times, I fucking wreck you. That was Strike 1.

I process his sale and tell him how much it all is. He THROWS his money on my counter. Strike 2. So I process it, give him the receipt and he snatches it out of my hand. Strike 3.

So I smiled, gave him his bag, and said:

Me: Have a good day Sir.
Customer gives me a look.
Me: Enjoy your items Mate.
His mum and dad are giving me death glares.
Me: See you next time, Buddy.

They don’t even walk away about 5 metres before I eventually burst out laughing. Now, 10 minutes later, Epic Manager comes back and asks me about what happened with the guy. I told him what happened and he just laughed with me about it. They’d complained and said I was rude to them, but he knows I’m not an asshole unless you’re one to me.

 

The Turkish Bitch Who Thought I Couldn’t Understand Her

You tell her, Duges

OK, so I was pretty flat out when this happened. I was knee deep in customers, shit was on sale and I was frantically trying to get everything done. It was THAT bad that they actually got someone to help me out for that day. But this was one of my best mates at the shop, so I loved having him there to help me. Regardless, we had someone come up to the counter, skipping ahead of the other customers, asking to refund a home phone at my counter.

Now, I didn’t have my name-badge on, so no one could guess what my nationality was.

I told her that I couldn’t help her here, since I only did sales here. I pointed to the refunds counter, telling her that she had to go there to refund it. She kept trying to get it done up at my counter, WHILE I was serving other customers, and I kept giving her the same answer. So this bitch turns to her daughter and speaks to her in Turkish.

Um, I CAN understand you. Especially the part where you’re telling her to make up a story about her uncle being on his deathbed and you don’t have time. But, I don’t need drama at the moment so I just let it slide and continued to tell them where to go to get refunds done.  They kept trying for another 5 minutes and when they FINALLY got the hint, they decided to leave.

BUT, before they did, they decided to push the ONE button I can’t tolerate. The slut of a mother said to her daughter:

“Let’s go, his mother’s been too busy working the street corner to teach him any manners”

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… OK, this bitch is about to get fucking REKT

I look at my colleague working with me and say “You want a good story to tell your mates? Watch this”. I then look at the woman and say to her, in Turkish:

“You know that I can understand everything you’re saying, right?”

The look on her face? PRICELESS. It was as if she had just been slapped in the face. Her daughter (Who wasn’t even hot) was in shock, looking at her mum. Now, THIS bitch of a mother tried to smooth over the situation, but I’m not having ANY of that. You called my mother a prostitute. You are getting fucking rekt, cunt.

Bitch: -Turkish- Oh Brother, please…
Me: -English- I’m not your Brother and you just insulted my mother by saying that she works the corner at nights.
EVERYONE just stops and looks at us. I’m looking at this bitch DEAD in the eyes and she’s going red.

Bitch: -Turkish- Please, I was angr…
Me: -English- Here’s an idea? Speak English so everyone here can see what sort of a scumbag you really are. How DARE you talk about MY mother like that.
Bitch: -English- Please, don’t make a scene.
Me: Get the hell out of my shop, right now. Or else I’ll come around out of this counter and make a damn scene.

She was outta there faster than Sonic the Hedgehog.

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To this day, that remains to be one of the worst customers that I’ve ever had. Seriously, I can take the shit you throw at me. You throw shade at the woman who raised me to be the man I am? I will fucking wreck you.

The Lebo Lady who didn’t believe that I wasn’t Lebo

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She sure is, Duges

OK, this is one of the more bizarre ones that I’ve ever had. It’s a short one, so you don’t have to worry about an essay for this story.

I was working at Electronics and this lady came up to me and started speaking Lebanese to me. I was just looking at her with a blank expression, before telling her that I don’t speak that language. She then told me that apparently I do speak it, since I was Lebo.

Uh.. No. I’m Turkish, love.

I told her that I wasn’t Lebo and that I was a Turk. She didn’t believe me. I swear to fucking God, this bitch thought I was lying about my race. Um… What the hell for? What possible reason would I have to lie about my race? I mean, it’s just.. Really?

She literally asked one of my passing colleagues what my nationality was, since she STILL didn’t believe me after 5 minutes of arguing. They told her that I was a Turk and she just looked at me with a scowl. I just asked if she believed me now, to which she just shook her head and walked off.

Yeah, I don’t know either.

 

The Clicky-Fingered Asshole

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This is how I felt after dealing with this asshole

OK, so this is when I was about 4 months into the job. I was still in Toys and we were having our annual Toy Sale. Now, Toy Sale for us is bigger than Christmas. I’m not even kidding, it’s the closest I’ve seen to Black Friday with people running in to get stuff. And it was going to be my first one.

So naturally, we prepared for it and it was all good to go… Until people threw sickies and I was stuck as the only one from the Toy Department working that night. Don’t get me wrong, I had help from other sections, but they don’t know where everything was like I did.

So, on top of helping customers, I was also helping the staff find stuff as well. Needles to say, I was stretched out and was doing my best to keep calm. Now, towards halfway through my shift where it got a bit more quiet, I was helping a pregnant lady out. She wanted to find toys for her soon-to-be born son, and I was totally cool with that. Showed her some nice lullaby things, etc.

And then the dickhead at the other end of the toy section starts clicking his fingers at me, saying “Excuse me!”. I turned around, saw him, and then ignored him.

Fuck that shit, I do NOT answer to clicks.

So a minute later, he walks up to me and clicks his fingers RIGHT NEAR MY EAR, saying “Excuse me! Assistance!”. I apologized to the lady, turned around to this asshole, and told him that I was serving a customer and that he had to wait. So I finished helping the lady about 5 minutes later, as this idiot was following us, tapping his foot and asking how much longer.

So I turned to him, once she was sorted, and I asked him what was so important that he had to bother me for all this time about and couldn’t be patient. I was obviously losing my cool at this point. He showed me a toy he wanted, asking why it wasn’t half-price.

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… Yeah, pretty much

I just stared at him for a moment, before I just lost it. I asked him if he could read and that the signs say what toys are half-price and what wasn’t. He then decided to get cheeky and ask me why THIS toy wasn’t for sale at half-price.

… I went Super Saiyan for the first time that day. This is literally what I said:

“I don’t know mate, maybe you should email our head office and ask them? Ask them why it’s a conspiracy that you have to pay full price for THAT toy instead of just getting a different one that was on sale. POOR YOU!”

And I just walked off and left him there. I walked past my manager who asked me where I was going. I just said that I was going on my dinner break and if they tried to stop me, I would go psycho on someone. They took me into the back where I could vent my frustrations and they were pretty cool about it.

But it was the catalyst for me to realize that in the Retail Industry, you have to back yourself up when you’re in the right. Sorry, the Customer ISN’T always right.

 

Conclusion

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Literally this is how I felt after working there for that long

I hated my old job because of the customers I had to deal with whenever I worked there. But the people that I worked with? They were amazing. And for that, there’s a couple of shout-outs that I want to put out there for those select people.

Shana, you were easily one of my best friends working at that place. I loved being able to be chill with you and just talk shit on a regular basis. Whether it was about politics, NRL, customers, etc. I loved how you’d always take a second to kick back and talk.

Adam, you were easily the best manager I worked under. I loved having you there and as I said before, I was gutted when you left. Still to this day, you’re the best manager that I’ve had.

Maria, you Italian darling, I loved talking shit with you about everything. You always had great advice for me when  I needed it.

Ricky, aka Pitbull, you were a blast to work with. I loved our chats about the dickheads at refunds that you had to deal with.

And to all the other guys I got along with, I had a blast working with you all.  And to all the people who I didn’t get along with…

Well… You can all:

Russell Packer

OK, guys… This is something that I’ve been wanting to make a piece about for some time now. I’ve got the spare time so now I have the chance to write it.

Now, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t have a funny picture or meme to start this post off, nor am I being humorous. Well, that’s because this is an important issue that I want to be taken seriously. And when I say seriously, I mean that I want people in the relevant political positions to read this and not have an excuse to call me out on being cheeky.

Now, let’s get one thing PERFECTLY clear: I do NOT condone what Russell Packer did to earn himself time in prison. I am PERFECTLY aware that the person that he physically assaulted will have to live with that experience for the rest of his life.

But you know what, so does Russell. It’s not an easy thing, having to remember flashes back to that one event that’s changed your life so significantly for the worst. I highly doubt that Russell gets a grin on his face whenever a flash memory of that assault comes to his mind.

He’s also done a large amount of time in prison, isolated away from those that he cares about. His wife, his children, he’s missed a whole year of his life with them. And unless you’ve either been to prison and/or have had a relative who’s been in prison, I don’t think you’re going to understand how torturous that can actually be.

To give you a brief run-down, imagine being locked away from those you care about for a year. Yes you’ve got people in prison to talk to, but let’s face it… You don’t want to really be talking to a bloke who’s doing 20 years for murdering someone or the bloke who’s raped someone’s partner while she was walking home. You want to hold your wife in your arms, feel their warmth on your skin, and share in their love. You want to see your children running around, laughing, and get the chance to bond with them as a father.

One year without all of that… It’s maddening. Both to Russell AND to his family. They haven’t seen him for one whole year as well, they’ve suffered throughout this as well.

Yes, I know that the man that Russell assaulted is also suffering, but this is about how every action has an equal and opposite reaction. And that’s where my argument makes it’s point.

The Australian Government’s new laws are threatening to deport Russell under the basis that he’s committed a crime in Australia, therefore he should be sent home. Forgive me for my lack of tact in making this next statement but;

Are you fucking serious, mate?

Russell has done a year in prison, and when he was released, there were plenty of chances for our government to act at that time and consider deporting him back to NZ. If this had been done at time, I might have felt a little more differently than I do now. But as I said before, every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Russell has taken courses to rehabilitate himself, with the St. George Illawarra Dragons giving him their support, in order to make him eligible to get back into his field, which is being a professional athlete. Apart from physically training his body, Russell has taken a course in Community Services, as well as swearing off alcohol, which I can personally attest to him keeping that oath.

I recall being at the bar across from WIN Stadium where the Cutters were celebrating a win. Justin Hunt was on a pokie machine next to mine (Sorry Mum, I only spent $20), with Yaw Kiti Glymin next to him, a few of the boys were eating up and having a beer… Not Russell though. He was sitting with his family, drinking some cola and eating pizza.

I’m not a psychologist by any means, nor am I one to judge someone based off a single interaction… But when I saw him sitting there with his family, eating pizza, I thought to myself:

This is someone who looks like he’s made a genuine change for the better.

And this is coming from someone who’s only SEEN the bloke once. I’ve never even spoken to someone. This is the first impression I got off of him.

So there is where my point from earlier comes into play:

“this is about how every action has an equal and opposite reaction.”

Russell Packer physically assaulted someone. Action.
Russell Packer spent a year in prison. Reaction.

Russell Packer has taken courses to make himself a better person, removed the factors from his life that were a negative, and want to restart his life.

Action.

Is the appropriate Reaction REALLY to deport him? I don’t think it is. Had he come out of prison and chosen to continue his life the way that he had before going to prison, some people do, I would’ve had very different thoughts. But this is a man who’s shown genuine remorse for what he did. He’s ashamed of it and he wants to move on from it and make his life a better one.

As I said earlier, the man Russell assaulted will live with that for the rest of his life. But so will Russell. Action. Reaction.

Therefore, with every action has an equal and opposite reaction, I believe that deporting him is NOT the appropriate reaction, given his effort to rehabilitate himself.

This is the link to the Petition that has gone viral, demanding that Russell Packer be allowed to stay within Australia.

It currently has over 3000 signatures with MANY NRL players, past and present, also signing the petition. To name a few;

Josh Dugan
Joel Thompson
Benji Marshall
Jake Marketo
Craig Garvey
Dan Hunt
James Maloney
Krisnan Inu
Konrad Hurrell
Jeremy Latimore
Kevin Proctor

Those are just the ones who have shared the petition on social media, as well as had their comments on the petition liked by others. Rest assured, there are MANY more.

So, with all that being said, this is my final say on the matter, regarding Russell Packer. And, funnily enough, it actually comes from an Anime that bases itself on the principle of Action/Reaction:

“Humankind can not gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy’s first law of equivalent exchange. In those days we really believed that to be the world’s one and only truth. But the world isn’t perfect and the law is incomplete. Equivalent exchange doesn’t encompass everything that goes on here, but I still choose to believe in its principle. That all things do come at a price. That there’s an ebb and a flow, a cycle, that the pain we went through did have a reward and that anyone who’s determined and perseveres will get something of value in return, even if it’s not what they expected. I don’t think of equivalent exchange as a law of the world anymore. I think of it as a promise.”

Alphonse Elric – Fullmetal Alchemist.

Tim wins Big Brother + A Message to Leesa Little

I WON, MOTHERFUCKERS!

I WON, MOTHERFUCKERS!

While I’ll admit that I’m not so particularly fussed about Tim winning, because let’s face it he won this from the beginning, I am disappointed that Jade didn’t get the position of winner.

Now, I’m going to be a man and admit that in the past, when the whole Ed and Jade thing was going on, that I did have some nasty things to say about her. As time went on, I began to see a different side of Jade and slowly began to lean towards her favour. That and basically Ed became an asshole and I frankly wouldn’t put up someone I was friends with for eviction, only then to lie about it later on.

So this is for you, Jade Pietrantonio.

Mi dispiace di essere uno stronzo

Mi dispiace di essere uno stronzo

There. I said it. History has just been made, people. I have apologized to someone for being an asshole to them.

But back on track, let’s talk about Tim. He’s been the subject of so much love and hate this season on Big Brother that I think he’s probably made Big Brother history. Me personally, I had a love/hate thing with Tim. As an artist, I totally loved how Tim was easily the most creative in the house. I loved how he could make a fun activity by using next to nothing, which is a very rare trait. I also loved his affinity with animals, being an animal lover myself. But, there is also some hate for Tim as well.

I hated how he constantly stirred up trouble when he could’ve of easily united everyone. He spoke his mind, which I’m not against, but he did so in a way that made others uncomfortable. And just as Boogs demonstrated, he couldn’t take what he dished out. That’s something I don’t like. If you’re going to be a pot stirrer, be one. But have the balls to take whatever you get back without having a sook.

Regardless, I’m not fussed that Tim won. If Jade had won, I’d be a lot more happier than I am  now. But there were things leading up to the finale that I found frustrating. Things that may reopen old battles, but you know what? Fuck it. If certain people are allowed to have their opinion, so can I.

Justynn Not Being Invited To The Finale

You tell 'em Peter

You tell ’em Peter

The amount of people who were bitching about Justynn not being invited to the finale honestly astounded me. First off, he was in the house for a week, at the most. Secondly, he wasn’t well received by the housemates and the general public while he was in the house. Thirdly, did we all forget about this:

Exhibit A

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit B

He was FAKE! FAKE! F. A. K. E. He even ADMIT that he was put into the house without having to audition!

Thanks Leesa Little for giving me evidence to use to prove the exact opposite of what you wanted to happen

Thanks Leesa Little for giving me evidence to use to prove the exact opposite of what you wanted to happen

It should be noted that all of this sparked from the gorgeous Leesa Little, who with her incredibly biased blog, attempted to actually convince Big Brother to allow Justynn to come. Last time I checked, big executives don’t give a shit about what a biased internet blogger thinks, Leesa. Just a heads up.

Speaking of Leesa Little, that brings me to my next point:

Leesa Little. Biased Much?

Yep. I’m going there. Again.

I am now entering serious mode. There will be no humor included from this point on.

The last time I posted something about Leesa, her little army of Twitter trolls ATTEMPTED to try and make me seem like I was a bad person. This could be further from the truth. My ultimate goal with that blog post was point out that Leesa Little was biased and making a MUCH bigger issue out of something than it was meant to be. I called you a pathetic troll, the last time I blogged about you, which you took as being “vicious”.

So, allow me to make my point in a way that is more mature and understanding.

I am totally not OK with what the Lowers did to promote Ed, nor am I OK with Tahan’s boyfriend promoting her like he did. My stance against Leesa Little was that instead of making her point and moving on, she simply chose to make a much bigger issue out these matters, for no reason whatsoever.

Actually, no. There is a reason. Self-Promotion. She knows that after apparently striking gold with her Ed blogs, she decided to continue to “expose” them under the guise of “leveling the playing field”. Why? What do you gain out of “leveling the playing field”? You don’t work for Big Brother, nor do you work as a journalist. What do you possibly have to gain out of all this? For someone supposedly sick of Big Brother’s bias towards Tahan, you show a lot of bias yourself. You’ve openly attacked Ed, Xaiver, Jasmin, Tahan, and any other housemate you deem unworthy, and then you glorify Tim because you want him to win.

And let’s not forget your nasty and biased comments on Twitter.

Exhibit A

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

Exhibit C

Exhibit D

Exhibit D

Exhibit E

Exhibit E

First and foremost, Exhibit E is to demonstrate her clear bias for Tim. As someone who wrote that “Jade’s a Gem”, it’s clear that she wanted Tim to win more. You’d think someone who wanted to “Level the Playing Field” would repost about BOTH contestants she likes, not just one.  It’s also clear that she’s not afraid to stick it to people who disagree with her, calling the Tahanians “Nasty Little Bitches”.

Funny… If most of Tahan’s fanbase are all teenage girls, and Leesa is 25 with a psychology undergrad… Why would she resort to calling young girls such foul things? You’d think a MATURE person would actually be… You know…. Mature? Just a thought, Leesa.

And before you get the oh-so brilliant idea to call me a stalker, as you’ve done to other people who’ve commented on your bias, let’s get some stuff straight first.

You are on the INTERNET! Your blog, as well as your tweets are all public, which means anyone can view them. You’ve blogged about David Reynolds and used his tweets as evidence for your stuff. Does that, by your definition, make you a stalker as well?

Also, I am not telling you that you are not entitled to your opinion.

EVERYONE is allowed to have their say.

By all means, blog away. But if you’re going to put yourself out there in the public domain like that, you have to accept that there will be others who disagree with you. Blatantly blocking anyone who doesn’t agree with your opinion is doing EXACTLY what you blogged about Big Brother doing. Blocking certain things to make you appear a certain way.

I attempted to post earlier on your blog, back when I had just started reading them, and found that my comment would not get uploaded, because you didn’t allow it. It should be noted that I was civil in it. You didn’t allow it, because you disagreed with it. That’s hypocritical.

My main beef with you, and it was always this reason, was that you made a very big issue out of nothing. Yes, the Lowers were wrong in what they did. You called them out. Good job on that. But when you continue to twist the knife, so to speak, it makes you out to be someone who’s just out for these people.

The Justynn issue is another one. You felt as though he was cheated by not being invited to the finale, yet you yourself included evidence that he was a fake housemate to begin with. Why would you be so adamant on having someone who planted into the house and was publicly outed as being fake to be invited to the Finale? The producers are not going to take 1024 people’s opinion on an internet blog poll seriously. If you had a much larger following and some influence with the media, you could’ve made a better stand. But as it stands, you don’t.

And not only that, it seems that Twitter is also sick of your biased views on people as well, Leesa. Here, let me show you Exhibit:

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Newsflash Leesa. It helps when you write a blog about screaming bloody murder about social media abuse from housemates if your hands aren’t actually covered in blood as well. You’ve displayed MULTIPLE times that you are able to dish out the dirt on these people, who you don’t even know outside of the house, and have your clear favourites. But what you haven’t displayed is the maturity level fitting of someone who supposedly has an undergraduate in psychology. You honestly need to pull your act together Leesa. If you’re going to blog about Tahan being a bitch over Twitter, or about Xaiver being an asshole over Twitter, you need to be sure that you’re not going to be put into a position where people like those above and many more will bite back at you and tell you exactly what they feel about you. Blocking them so that you’re stuck in your fantasy world where everyone loves and agrees with your opinion is not healthy. You studied psychology, you should know this.

Like I said earlier: If you’re going to put yourself out in the public eye like you did, you have to accept that people will disagree with you and voice their disagreement.

In Conclusion

Leesa, I have nothing personal against you. I really don’t. But as one blogger to another, you need to seriously stop being so biased in everything that you write and attempt to be a bit more open-minded. I’m sure if you did your research into the housemates you hated, you’d find some gems there as well.

To all of Leesa’s followers, I will not be commenting back to people about this matter. I’ve said what I’ve had to say and I am moving on from this issue.

Life is being a Bitch

Hey guys, this is more or less just to say that due to some personal family reasons, I’m not going to be updating the blog for a little bit…

CALM YOUR SHIT, BITCHES!

I said for a BIT. Not never again… God… But yes, life is being a somewhat mega bitch than usual. Must be on it’s period or something.

And before you ask, Game of Thrones Season 3 will not be uploaded tomorrow. I’m sorry, but with all this crap on my mind, it’s extremely hard to write at the moment. But fear not, I shall return soon.

Pretty much

Pretty much