“Billy’s” Balloon – A Concerning Fear

Jan 24th, 2011 | Filed under Video

When we think of balloons, we usually think of simple multicolored objects of fun. We know that children enjoy them, but we overlook the obvious dangers of the device.

Not only are they made of highly expandable rubber, or latex, which when given to a child is often punctured and exploded, causing dangerous flying debris, possible hearing damage and leaving the child with a choking hazard in his reach, but there are other serious dangers unknown to most of us.

This video shows yet another reason why children should not be left alone with balloons.

Billy’s Balloon

The White Stripes – Effect and Cause

Jan 20th, 2011 | Filed under Music, Song Lyrics, The White Stripes, Video

This song is by the American Duo “The White Stripes” I was amazed to find out that the two members Jack White (vocals, guitar, and keyboards) and Meg White (drums and occasional vocals), were actually a married couple that got divorced in the year 2000. Apparently they still can make some great music together, though it is not exactly music I would consider beautiful, it has some amazing truth to it.

They are definitely a group worth listening to.

I was going to go into instances where this particular song rang true for me, but I have been witness to its backwards logic so many times in my life, I wonder even if the massive size of storage at my Internet server could hold it all.

The lyrics are at the bottom, give it a listen and read through the lyrics if you wish.

Effect And Cause – The White Stripes

I guess you have to have a problem
If you want to invent a contraption
first you cause a train wreck
And then you put me in traction
well first came an action
And then a reaction
But you can’t switch around
For your own satisfaction
Well you burnt my house down
Then got mad at my reaction

Well in every complicated situation
There’s a human relation
Making sense of it all
Take a whole lot of concentration
Well you can blame the baby
For her pregnant ma
And if there’s one of these unavoidable laws

It’s just that you can’t just take the effect and make it the cause

[Chorus:]
Well you can’t take the effect
And make it the cause
I didn’t rob a bank
because you made up the law
Blame me for robbing peter
Don’t you blame Paul
Can’t take the effect
And make it the cause

I ain’t the reason that you gave me
No reason to return your call
You built a house of cards
And got shocked when you saw them fall
Well I ain’t saying I’m innocent
In fact the reverse
But if your heading to the grave
you Don’t blame the hearse
You’re like a little girl yelling at her brother
Cause you lost his ball

You keep blaming me for what you did
And that ain’t all
The way you clean up the wreck
Is enough to give one pause
You seem to forget just how this song started
I’m reacting to you
because you left me broken hearted

See you just can’t just take the effect and make it the cause

[Chorus]

The Incredible Hypno Monkey Shirt

Jan 7th, 2011 | Filed under Shirts
Funny Hypno Monkey Shirt

The Incredable Hypno Monkey Shirt - Click Image $19.99 USD

Since time began, humans have felt an urge to control others.

Unknown to most, complete control was discovered almost 2000 years ago by Dr Fu Manchu of China. Dr Fu took our attraction to circular objects, the color yellow, and almost magnetic focus on zoo primates, to created the ultimate hypnotic image. Too powerful to be shared with the masses, the knowledge was nearly lost over time.

We now bring that image to you, on this shirt. The yellow swirl causes what is known as “The Whirlpool Effect” drawing the viewers eyes directly into the centre of the diagram, a chimpanzee at its heart, reverts viewers to a more primal, less complex, state of mind. Seeing the chimp’s headphones will then cause observers to listen intensely for your commands.

Wearing this shirt could make you achieve things impossible to achieved without it.

Analysing The State of the World Through Statistics

Jan 4th, 2011 | Filed under Interesting, Opinions and Perspectives, Video

Reading the news from day to day as I do, hearing about wars, violence, corruption and poverty all around the globe, and having witnessed a lot of it with my own eyes through travel in the third world. Sometimes I get a little desperate about the apparent state of the humanity.

A friend of mine recently shared a YouTube video of Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes, I watched Han’s before on TED, and he is definitely an excellent presenter of what you would normally think is a very dry subject, but when presented as it is in four minutes as this video does, it is really quite amazing.

Have a watch and enjoy.

Now don’t get me wrong and think suddenly I think all is right with the world, of course it isn’t, but it looks as though we are all living longer, and that is definitely a gauge that we are all going in the right direction.

Beck – Heaven Hammer – Missing – Lyrics and Video – Air Remix

Jan 2nd, 2011 | Filed under Artistic, Beck, Music, Song Lyrics, Video

This song popped up on my iTunes today, I was thoroughly enjoying it, so I thought I would share it with all of you here.

Beck’s songs are not always uplifting, think of “Loser“, but they are usually all very interesting. Though this song’s lyrics are a little bit of a downer, the music and rhythm seem very positive at the same time, leaving you just about as happy when your done, as when you started…

Beck’s Heaven Hammer – Missing – Remix By Air

Beck – Heaven Hammer – Missing Lyrics

I prayed Heaven today
Bring its hammer down on me
And pound you out of my head
I can’t think with you in it

I dragged all that I owned
Down the dirt road to find you
My shoes worn out and used
They can’t take me much farther

Something always takes the place of missing pieces
You can take and put together even though
You know there’s something missing

Something always takes the place of missing pieces
You can take and put together even though
You know there’s something missing

She rides in a car, like a queen on a card
And the guns of her mind, aim a line straight at mine
To a heart that was broke, tried to feel but got choked
In the smoke of a desert, a beach with no treasure

A night that’s so blue, feed the aching in you
And the background birds, take a flight from the earth
Where the bonfire burns and the night current turns
On a lifeboat floating, down a river of sleep

I can’t see her hollow eyes
I’m walkin’ along with my boots full of rocks
I can’t believe these tears were mine
I’ll give them to you to keep away in a box

I’ll give them to you to keep away in a box
I’ll give them to you to keep away in a box
I’ll give them to you to keep away in a box

Something always takes the place of missing pieces
You can take and put together even though
You know there’s something missing

Something always missing
Always someone missing something
Something always missing
Always someone missing something

Something always missing
Always someone missing something
Something always missing
Always someone missing something