So while fishing news and blog feeds for something to talk to you guys about today I came across this which is sure to be viral by the end of the day…
My favorite part of this, is when she says (and seriously means it) “This is what society has come to” I spit out my morning coffee and knew I had my blog of the day…
I know a lot of people don’t really know why we have leap year, they just accept it, but every time we have one, it is explained on news and websites around the world, (and also… in school if you listened in class and um didn’t worry about getting two birthdays)
You see kids, our pesky little mudball you call earth, (but my home planet calls DC789F-JK scheduled for termination 2033) doesn’t play by the rules. It revolves around the sun at it’s own pace. While it’s pretty close to 365 days a year it usually comes in about 5 hours and some change off, making it fashionably late all the time. That’s right kids… your earth has got… swagger. (Ugh I hate that word)
So you see angry girl, if we didn’t add that extra day every four years… we would lose about 5 hours and change every year. After fifty years, (if you’re survival instincts could make it that long) You’re calendar would be off about 12 days, after 100 years, about 24 days.
As for the mad scientist who invented Leap Years, well it was introduced by some guy named JULIUS CAESER. You may want to look him up, he has a few knotches under his belt as far as getting stuff done. I mean, he’s no Lady Gaga or Drake, but he was the ruler of Rome, military badass, a writer of Latin prose, had a play written about him by some English guy and pretty much changed society as a whole whose impact we still feel to this day.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, if it came down to passing a bill or convincing the world to give you two birthdays… you might need to make more convincing videos.
Alright Kids, that’s it for the day. Here’s a quarter, now go tell your mom to slap you and for Pete’s sake, do your homework.
The Millipede — Austin, TX
Members :: Frank: Aural Oral Pleasurings Jack: Six Stringed Depravity/Axe Murderizin’ Stephanie: Golden Throated Warblings/T’Pau impression Dan: The Round Notes, The Brown Notes, The Deep Underground Notes Derek: Keeper Of The Almighty Beat.
Bio :: The Millipede: A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a band… that does not exist. Five loners on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
In a town full of game developers and other high tech types, they answer the call for a band with genuine nerd cred. In a genre associated with anemic vocals and cheap sounding synthesizers, they deliver to the masses what industry experts refer to as “Bad-Ass Rock And Roll”. Blending elements of Punk and Metal with subject matter such as the Karate moves of Captain Kirk, Cobra’s recruiting strategy, and the overly complicated rules of Dungeons & Dragons, along with a vocal style that has been compared to Jello Biafra, Lee Ving, and Gary Floyd of The Dicks by literally several drunken idiots downtown, [UPDATE-Now featuring lady singin'!] The Millipede is unlike any other band in Austin.
The band was formed by Frank (Black Panda) on vocals, and Jack (Black Panda, Get To Da Chopper!!!) on guitar. Later, Dan (bass, Lone Star Demons) and Derek (drums, Dead Haven) signed on when their former rhythm section departed to fight intergalactic crime, grow serrano peppers, and have babies. The band’s devastating awesomeness was now undeniable, but they needed one more member to form a proper Voltron, and so they added the adorable Stephanie to sing backups and give the nerds something to look at besides four sweaty, hairy dudes. Now, no power in the ‘Verse can stop them!
Last year around the beginning of March, the Old Man and I made the trek to the mecca of music and culture known as Austin, TX for the annual event called Staple! It was my first time going, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. To top that off, the wonderful boys from Busygamer.com not only let us tag along on their massive drinking adventures, but let us share a table with them for OMBG. It was a lot of firsts for one weekend.
I wasn’t sure what to expect about Staple. But needless to say, I was not disappointed. A convention hall filled to the brim with independent everything. There were comic book artists and writers, artists, indie media groups, comics, and a ton of amazing fans and con goers everywhere. I was quite impressed with this gathering.
And well, March 3 and 4 of 2012 it happens again. This time however, OMBG will be going out on their own. We’ll have a table full of swag (with the majority of it being FREE, a gift from us to you) alongside some other odds and ends. We will also have some goodies from projects we’ve been working alongside and some cool things from a few of our featured artists. Be sure to come out if you can and say hi!
To see some of the major artists and events dealing with Staple! Check out the flyer below or go the website by clicking HERE.
About the Artist :: My name is Jake My passion in life is Photography. I aim to create and express my self with the images I capture. My main focus is Light Painting aka Long exposure photography. All of my Light painting photos are Straight out of the Camera no photoshop, no editing. I love what I do, thats why I do it.For the first few years of my photography I shot digital a canon T2i but due to a recent change my relationship status I was without a camera and was in dire need of some sort of camera to hold me over until I could afford to get another Digital. I walked in to Victoria Pawn and found a Minolta SRT – 201 with a Rokkor 50mm 1.7 lens for 20 bucks. Little did I know this 30 year old camera would drastically change my few on PHotography, don’t get me wrong I already loved photography but when i started shooting film only i realised that Photography is not just about pushing a button, its not just about taking an photo, its about capture life and creating the unseen. I used to take 100 photos to get 10 now I am to take 24 and get 24, Film has changed my view and I love it, its much more personal of an experience and I will never fully go back to Digital. Film is my Passion. Portraits are very new to me and for the time being I am taking them for free but I will eventually Charge a minimal fee to help fund my adventures in Light painting and Photography.