I know, I know. Buying an iPad was stupid. I already have a laptop, an iPhone AND an iPod. (Not to mention a Kindle) What do I need an iPad for? Pornography? Composing love letters to my female readers? The squashing of bugs?
The truth is I don’t need an iPad. My buddy Tony always brings his over to my house, and he sold me on the features of it. (Aside: see, I have friends) I like that it’s much more portable than my laptop for when I travel. I like that it’s much more convenient to watch video on. I like that I could totally do Facetime with all my attractive female readers.
But, when you get down to it, it was a totally frivolous purchase. My laptop works just fine, except for its annoying habit of dropping the wifi signal every two hours. My iPhone can do everything my iPad will do. While it wasn’t a waste of $441 (since, you know, I got an iPad in exchange for that money) it was, without a doubt, a luxury item I could have lived without.
I’d just like it if more people (yes, that includes PF bloggers) could just admit that some of their purchases are purely for selfish reasons and are total wastes of money, and not spend whole blog posts justifying their purchase. It’s okay to do stuff like this, with one major caveat – IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
Gangham Style yo! Let’s do it up!
Just kidding. I listened to it the other day, and officially lost all faith in humanity.
Remember when Denis Leary was funny? This song does. I miss funny Denis Leary.
Milhouse: Every Halloween, the Grand Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch to give candy to all the good boys and girls.
Bart : For the last time, Milhouse, I just said that to mess with you. The Grand Pumpkin isn’t real!
Milhouse: I appreciate you testing my faith, but it’s not necessary.
Gambling Is Fun
I hate the stupid Houston Astros and their inability to suck when I really need them to. How bad is that team going to be in the American League next year? They could lose every game.
I’m going to take the Oakland A’s to bounce back against the Tigers in game 2 of the ALDS. You know I’ll be making bad jokes about Tigers’ starter Doug Fister’s name. (Fister? I hardly know her!) I’m also going with the Baltimore Ravens minus the 6.5 points against the Kansas City Racists Chiefs. And finally, I’m going to take Buffalo to cover (plus 10 points) against the 49ers, mostly because taking double digit underdogs in the NFL isn’t such a bad idea. Really. SCIENCE backs me up on this one.
Overall record: 61-77-3
A Post You Might Have Missed
Sometimes, I like to imagine people getting together, having a good meal and maybe a couple alcoholic beverages, and spending time going through all of my old posts and discussing how awesome they are. Words like “splendid” and “indubitably” are used a lot, preferably with a British accent. It’s really quite civilized.
What I’m saying is, it’s time to have that party. Invite all your friends over, get a little drunk and go through my archives. You can start with this post on wedding gifts, and discuss whether insisting on them is just a harmless tradition or one of the symptoms of the downfall of western civilization as we know it.
Nelson’s So Funny
“Nelson’s my angel, my darling angel.” Some girl after reading my Twitter feed, probably.
“Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild ON YOU.” Hulk Hogan on his sex tape, if there’s a God.
There’s a Hulk Hogan sex tape. It is, without a doubt, the strangest thing in the history of all time. The Hulkster is clearly having sex with some other dude’s wife. How do we know? BECAUSE HE AND HULK EXCHANGE PLEASANTRIES BEFORE THE SEXIN’ BEGINS. And that’s not even the weirdest part.
The More You Know
I wonder if the Hulk Hogan sex tape has its own Wikipedia entry yet? (Checks) Nope, but it is included in the Celebrity Sex Tape entry. I should probably stop talking about this particular sex tape.
Danielle O’Hara (née Lloyd; born 16 December 1983) is an English glamour model. The former Miss England (2004) and Miss Great Britain (2006), she first rose to prominence when she was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title after posing nude in the December 2006 edition ofPlayboy magazine and her alleged affair with one of the pageant’s judges, her then-boyfriend, footballer Teddy Sheringham. Her title was reinstated in 2010.
As a participant in the fifth series of Celebrity Big Brother, Lloyd was accused of using bullying tactics and making racist comments directed against the Indian actress Shilpa Shetty. She won the celebrity edition of The Weakest Link in 2008 and Total Wipeout in 2010. Danielle married footballerJamie O’Hara in May 2012.
There will be pictures of her later. They are spectacular.
Dirty Word In Words With Friends
In England, a slag is a slut. So well played, reader Soximaru, playing slaggy.
If you want to play, my user is ‘nelsmi’. If you play a dirty word, I will get excited.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
Without further adieu, I present a sexy picture of the aforementioned Danielle.
After careful examination, it's supposed to read Carlsberg
Here’s hoping she has a sex tape. I’ll watch it on my iPad.
Time For Links
I’m going to start off this week’s links with a giant rant by Mochi and Macarons about the state of the United States labor force. It’s large, it’s in charge, and it’s interesting to hear her perspective on it.
Sometimes, when JT writes stuff, I find myself shaking my head at the ridiculousness of it at the beginning of the post, and then nodding my head in agreement by the end. This post, where he outlines how he plans on turning $60 into 500,000 acres of Texas desert is one of those posts.
Kevin from Thousandaire takes on teacher salaries, stating that paying them more will not lead to greater performance. It’s a complicated issue, for sure, and teachers’ unions sure don’t help when it comes to solutions.
Paula is busy affording all sorts of things, at least I’m assuming. This week she questions whether you save for goals or for flexibility. I like the whole flexibility thing. You never know when you’ll see an attractive lady you’ll need to impress. Are the ladies still impressed by iPads?