Archive for June, 2008

Opinions are like Nazi Germany…

Posted in CoJo with tags , , , , on Wednesday, June 25 by Cojo

I went for a hike after work today. I decided I was going to use the time alone to try and think of something to write about. I have always really enjoyed writing, but lately I have found it pretty difficult. Today would be the day I actually put a little effort in. After about an hour the realization struck me that I honestly had nothing to say. Nothing. Not a political injustices to thwart or a commentary on some form of social retardation, not even a horribly embellished account of something I sorta did. That got me thinking, “Where did all the ideas go?” I had always been so full of pride will all the theories and philosophies I conjured up or more often than not blatantly plagiarized. I used these ideas to define myself. Without ones ideals and prejudices what is left?

My first thought was that perhaps I was just getting mentally dull with age and social repetition. I mean I am already 25 and a half, maybe I was falling into an early case of the mental atrophy that seems to consume all seniors. There is obviously a day in everyone’s life when they stop having/accepting new thoughts and go with the fall back plan of telling of old irrelevant stories and blind stubbornness. Was it possible my time had just come a few decades to early?

Though still possible after a little more mental investigation this didn’t seem to be the case. Now more than ever I felt a hunger for knowledge. A few years after leaving my formal education behind me I was able to step past being the GPA junky that high school and college had warped me into. I no longer was going through the administrative motions solely to acquire some artificial incentive; I felt I had acquired a genuine interest in learning.

After a little deeper thought it finally dawned on me what is happening. It seems I am losing my ability to hold an opinion. Sure I have opinions on everything, like we all do. There is not an aspect of this world I don’t have some belief on. Work sucks, he’s stupid, I’m right, Seahawks rule, that’s fun, she’s beautiful, that should be legal, that should probably be made illegal. I still have all those racing through my head every second, what has happened though is that I have started realizing how fucking retardedly arbitrary my opinions really are. Nothing I “think” has any real relevance to the reality of the world. It is only my subjective manipulation of the actual facts of the world being manifested as my opinion. I have always grasped opinions in the past because they gave me some form of intellectual leverage over the world that made “me” something. I was always trying to be right and prove my grasp of life. As have spent more time paying attention to myself and being aware of life, not thinking about it but just simple observing it for what it is, it has become more and more apparent to me that all this thought really is is a crude often insecure self shielding way of manipulating the reality of life.

I don’t really know how to end this; I am certainly not trying to come off as though I have figured anything out. Quite the opposite the more time I spent considering life the less it seems to make sense to me. All I am trying to say is that my OPINION is that we are all completely full of shit and we should step back and look at the foundation of our beliefs and see if there really is a foundation at all.


Just watch

Posted in CoJo with tags on Tuesday, June 24 by Cojo

A little joke for our beasttube friends

Posted in CoJo with tags , , on Tuesday, June 24 by Cojo

Another gem from my dad’s email forwards.

A young lady in the maternity ward just prior to labor is asked by the
midwife if she would like her husband to be present at the birth.
“I’m afraid I don’t have a husband” she replies.
“OK, Do you have a boyfriend?”, asks the Midwife.
“No, no boyfriend either.”
“Do you have a partner then?”
“No, I’m unattached, I’ll be having my baby on my own.”
After the birth the midwife again speaks to the young woman.
“You have a healthy bouncing baby girl, but I must warn you before you see
her that the baby is black”.
“Well,” replies the girl, “I was very down on my luck, with no money and
nowhere to live, and so I accepted a job in a porno movie. The leading man
was black”.
“Oh,” says the midwife, “it’s really none of my business and I’m sorry that
I have to ask you these awkward questions, but I must also tell you that the
baby has blonde hair”.
“Well yes,” the girl again replies, “you see the co-star in the movie was
this Swedish guy.”
“Oh,” the midwife repeats, “it’s really none of my business and I hate to
pry further but your baby also has slanted eyes”.
“Yes,” continues the girl, “there was a little Chinese man also in the
movie, I really had no choice.”
At this, the midwife collects the baby and presents her to the girl, who
immediately proceeds to give baby a slap on the bum.
The baby starts crying and the mother exclaims,
“Thank God for that!”
“What do you mean?” says the midwife, shocked.
“Well,” says the girl extremely relieved, “I had this horrible feeling that
it was going to bark!”

Bathroom Etiquette

Posted in Big Dog on Tuesday, June 17 by KevinLHinton

I have been out of the blogging game for a little while, and thought I might ease my way in with something I just noticed in the men’s restroom here at work. Here is my question:

If you are in the bathroom, are you good to go to let one rip? I typically am not shy about it while at the toilet, but think it might be a different ballgame when you are washing your hands next to your boss on the way out. I’ve notices some colleagues go with the policy of once they pass that invisible plane that is the bathroom door that they are in the clear. I would think that in a professional atmosphere, bathroom or not, if you are farting I don’t want to be able to make eye contact with you during the act.

Doug Stanhope Blog

Posted in CoJo with tags , on Tuesday, June 10 by Cojo

As many of you know I am a Doug Stanhope fan. In fact I have gone on record saying he is the funniest man on the planet. That being said Doug is done with his recent comedy tour so is writing again on his blog. It is usually pretty funny so check it out. Also he has a pretty cool review of some comedy albums I thought was interesting.

Besides that I dont really have much else to say. I think people are going to start writing again on here sometime soon so don’t give up quite yet.