Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Trojan Condoms

And there I was... staring at the emblem of "America's Most Trusted Condom." And it hit me.

Why name a condom after the Trojans?

As someone who likes to study Classical Greece, I was always under the impression that the Trojans were the star-crossed people that got screwed over because they LET SOMETHING THROUGH. You know, the whole Odysseus/Trojan Horse deal? I mean, there's even a class of computer virus called "Trojan Horses." For those that don't know, those are the viruses that you let in ON ACCIDENT.

Now, going with that logic, why the flying fuck would you want to wear a brand of condom named after a people that LETS THINGS THROUGH? I mean, is that some sort of subliminal warning by the company trying to let us know that Trojan condoms might not work? Would those things be better served by being called Spartan condoms?

Eh... never mind... and vote for Clint Eastwood.

Monday, July 2, 2007

MySpace is Irritating

Seriously, had something kick-ass to say tonight, but MySpace decided to give me error messages for the last 15 minutes, and now I just feel like going to sleep before my boring flight from the West Coast to the East Coast.

Sure, some of the new features are cool, but with every new feature there seems to be two new bugs. And we all hate bugs. Except for maybe taxidermists, but I can't see how that profession applies to my rant at the moment.

Anybody got a favorite MySpace bug they want to share?

I've got a few:

1. When a "friend" deletes a page, your friend count doesn't change to reflect the deletion, so you really have no idea.
1a. On the old "edit friends" feature, you could actually see the "this profile no longer exists" warnings and manually erase the no longer existing profile from your friends list. Can't do that anymore.
2. Posting a blog between midnight and 1 AM screws up your blog. Really weird.
3. Posting a blog when traveling in one time zone, then editing it in another also screws up your blog. Really weird.

And, on a slight tangent, the drama caused by MySpace pages is INSANE. I've seen everything from fights, to break-ups (including a recent divorce), to kidnappings, runaways, sexual offenses... you name it. Then again, I know of quite a few people that have multiple MySpace pages... one for their "public" face, and one for "sneaking around" (I use quotes dishearteningly and insultingly). Fucking Hell, people... GET A GRIP (ironic coming from me, I know).

By the way, I was originally going to write about stupid people in a little rant called "The Lowest Common Denominators." I'm just letting you know, because I'm still going to write it when I return to North Carolina.

Anyway, share your favorite MySpace bugs. And vote for Clint Eastwood.