As I'm sure you guys are all on the edge of your seats wondering "what ever happened to that Gunpowder guy?" I thought I'd give a little update
I haven't been on as much as I have before, which I mostly blame on college. Fuck you, college, with your points of interest, making me go out and have friends, and stuff, instead of posting on UG. I'll still try to make the occasional comment every now and then, but I don't know when I'll have time to take over Ultimate Guitar...er...that is, I don't know when I'll have time to post on the forums as much as I used to.
I decided to go up to New York for a concert on Halloween. Who did I see, you ask? The greatest band in the world. The World/Inferno Friendship Society. Check them out, it's cabaret/circus punk, one of the most unusually amazing things I've ever heard in my life. Concert was ace, but a crowd-surfer knocked me in the neck. And about a week after the concert, after getting back into Boston, I got in a car crash.
Wasn't that bad, not that injured, save for my neck. World/Inferno actually came to Boston the week after the car crash, so I decided to go - another awesome show, but, I strained my neck because I was too close to the stage. And the week after the concert. I got into. Another. Goddamn. Car crash.
It's really looking at this point like the world is out to get me, or out to get my neck, at least. Ah well. It's been snowing like mad up in the Northeast, so it looks like we'll get a white Christmas this year, if nothing else.
That's about it. Now that you're done reading my blog, I release you back to the world. I'm gonna go find some ice for my neck (though, glancing outside, I may not need to look very hard...).
That's right boys and girls, today marks my one year anniversary from the day I joined UG. I like to call it my "UG-versary."
Ah, I remember that solemn day one year ago, when I, an internet noob, came on UG to look up a guitar tab or some shit like that. It was during a chemistry project that I really did not feel like doing. A chemistry project about gunpowder. So I scrolled down and saw the forums, and thought to myself "hey, this could be a good distraction!"
"Wouldst thou like a username?" said the UG signup thing. "Yes, I wouldst like a username," said I. "What wouldst thou like thine username to be?" said the UG signup thing. "Hmm," said I, "well, I'm doing a project about gunpowder..."
And the rest is history. Ironic that I chose my username based on something I was trying to get away from.
That's enough of a random rant for now, or a "rant-om" as I like to call them.
So wrestling ended recently, and not to pat myself on the back, but I fucking owned bitches.I mean, I did fairly well in the competitions. (Sorry, typo.) But of course, no one's going to really care about that.
Anyway, this means that I'm going to spend a lot more time on the forums now (beause I have no other social life)! Hooray.
I figured this was update worthy, but I didn't foresee that this would also be the day that zappp posted a new update about Profiles, so my news is someone eclipsed by that. Did you know that today is the last total lunar eclipse, visible throughout most of western Europe and the Americas, for about three more years?
Okay. I've wasted enough of your time. So I release you to the world.
So I know that my posts have been a bit sporadic lately, and not as lulz-filled as many of you are used to (I know what you're thinking, "who is this mofo," right?)
I've been wicked busy lately getting college stuff out, and the wrestling season is imminent, and my duties as captain come before my duties as UG forum poster. So, I'm not really going to have that much time to post in the forums for a little while. I'll still check up on UG periodically, just not as much as before.
If you're desperate to talk to me, feel free to drop me a line on AIM or e-mail, I'd love to hear from you (as long as you're not a tool):
Time for an update! (Because I'm sure everyone has been holding their breath, waiting for me to post a new blog).
So the other day, we got a list of "vocab words" to study (I can't believe they're still doing this shit, by the way). One of the words was "atrophy," which is a really easy word, defined as "the wasting away of a body organ or tissue, or any such progressive decline or failure." Reading this, I thought to myself, I thought "Gunpowder (because I call myself by my UG username), this makes no sense. Progressive decline? Doesn't progress imply to build, to advance, to improve, to make better?"
So that got me thinking; what's the term for a "progressive decline?" Regression just doesn't cut it for me, since the prefix "re" doesn't imply negativity. So I tried to figure this out.
The positive connotations of the word "progress" are created as a result of the prefix "pro." The term for a "progressive decline" must use the opposite of the prefix pro. What is this opposite? Why, "con," of course.
Therefore, I submit that the real term for a progressive decline is "Congress."
So I was thinking about this today in English. Take any slang, coloquial phrase, such as "to kick the bucket." If you were to use this in a formal essay, your teacher would be all over your ass, saying "BLAH BLAH THIS R NOT PROPER ENGLISH BLAH BLAH." (She would use the letter "r" instead of saying the word "are," too.)
But, put the word "proverbial" in that saying and it becomes "kick the proverbial bucket," which is not only an acceptable phrase to use in an essay, but it makes you sound classy and knowledgable. The teacher will read that and be like "hey, that kid's got his/her shit together."
The moral of my story is that using the word "proverbial" makes you sound classy.
Just thought I should tell my legions of followers (by which I mean the maybe two or three people who bother to check my profile) that I've been banned, so you won't be seeing all that much of me for the next 30 days or so.