Hoobastank – The Reason – Lyrics and Video

Dec 8th, 2010 | Filed under Hoobastank, Music, Song Lyrics, Video

I haven’t heard this song in quite a few years. It seems every day as I was driving to work in the mid 2000s this song would end up playing at some point. Even though I heard it many many times, I still felt the need to crank it up and sing along.

Although this song is hugely popular in my home country, I realize that most of my visitors are from other parts of the world, so I thought I would share it here with all of you.

Crank it up, and enjoy.

Hoobastank – The Reason – Lyrics

I’m not a perfect person
There’s many things I wish I didn’t do
But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you

I’m sorry that I hurt you
It’s something I must live with every day
And all the pain I put you through
I wish that I could take it all away
And be the one who catches all your tears
That’s why I need you to hear

I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you [x4]

I’m not a perfect person
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I’ve found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you

I’ve found a reason to show
A side of me you didn’t know
A reason for all that I do
And the reason is you

It’s None Of Your Business What Other People Think Of You

Nov 28th, 2010 | Filed under Interesting, Opinions and Perspectives, Rants

Almost two decades ago, while I was traveling around Vietnam,   I came across this phrase in a book I was reading,  “It’s none of your business what anybody thinks of you”. After contemplating the phrase for quite some time, I ended up adopted it into my life, and through it I have made quite a few very positive changes. On occasion I have advised others of its wisdom, and  usually have been met with arguments rather than acceptance. I am told with great certainty that I must care about what others think of me, but how can I explain to the majority that this is untrue? This is just the way most people think, but definitely not the best way to live your life.

Now don’t go and read this wrong or something and think that I don’t care about others, this is not true at all, I care deeply about many people,  and even mankind in general, I just don’t care what their opinions of me are.  In the immortal words of Popeye, “I am what I am”

Popeye, He Is What He Is

He Is What He Is, And That’s All That He Is

When I was younger I was always looking to others for the definition of cool, I wanted to wear the same types of jeans, shoes, and sunglasses as them, I only wore the clothing with the “cool” brand names, used to get my hair cut by the  same people who cut all the other cool kids hair, exaggerated a story now and then, smoked a couple of cigarettes, and even used to do incredibly stupid things such as carry my brand name backpack only on my right shoulder and not two shoulders every day, just because that was the “cool” way to do it.

The most damaging part of this “quest for cool” comes when we turn into adults however, and start using credit cards. So many people seem to go into debt these days, just to try and seem like a winner, many of these people buy nothing but overpriced clothing, the latest phones, and often buy a very expensive car or house they can not afford. Some people end up going so deep into debt, that they become stressed out wrecks, which is felt by all those around them, they often become bitter individuals people try and avoid. In fact, they eventualy become the very definition of “not cool”.

Some people try to use lies to try and impress others, the history they give you is a sham, they are nothing but regular people pretending to be better than they are, and striving to appear better than you. The fiction these competitors of life tell the world, if they are believed, raises the apparent bar of success for everyone around them, assuming those people also subscribe to the belief that they need to impress others.

Some of the real jerks will try and pull other people a step or two down on their imagined competitive ladder, to place themselves on top, where they feel they need to be. In their minds they are the winner, but no so much in the minds of those around, who usually choose not to speak up, afraid they themselves might end up on the verbal chopping block.

The most insecure of all may use all of these methods to try and “Win”.

I know this may be surprising to some, but how cool you are is actually about how relaxed and in control you are of the various situations in your life, not the logo on your shirt, or the lies you weave.

The easiest way to be cool is just to save your money, don’t tell stories you think people want to hear, don’t be bad to others, and express your opinions. Even if your opinions are not popular ones, people tend to prefer being with interesting people that have actual beliefs rather the common, stressed out walking billboard type of competitive “Yes Men” that are trying so hard to fit in.

Bling Boys

We Cool, Cuz We Got The Logos and the Bling

I do agree there actually are some pretty good reasons to occasionally care about what some others think about you, for instance, forgetting your manners might cause some people to try and punch you in the nose. Also its very hard to get a promotion at work, or a new life partner if you are not willing to put on a nice outfit and comb your hair, but most of the time, why would  you care about what others think?

Some people even care about the opinions of strangers, you must admit its a little nuts to care about people who don’t even know your name, right? I mean you probably will never see them again anyhow, so what is the point in impressing them?

Although your true friends will always be your friends regardless of your apparent stature, you should not become too strange, your friends will likely still care what others think, and if you start wearing shirts made from newspapers, and pants made from garbage bags, they might be a bit shy to be seen with you in public. This is not an idea to take to the extreme, but thinking this way to a large degree can be very beneficial to your life.

It’s None Of Your Business What Other People Think Of You

Have A Nice Day Shirt – Funny Soldier Smiley Face Tee

Nov 27th, 2010 | Filed under Shirts
Have A Nice Day Happy Face Soldier Shirt

Have A Nice Day Shirt - Click Image $19.99USD

Hi there,

You might be a bit surprised to see us appearing from behind your neighbor’s house, really we don’t mean to startle or upset you.

We apologize for cutting off your electricity, we know the food in your fridge is starting to go bad, the lights are not working, and you can no longer watch your programs on TV.

We really do understand this is all a bit of an unexpected inconvenience.

You should be happy to know though, my friends and I came all the way from our side of the world to yours, in a giant nuclear fusion powered ship, got dressed up in our cool bullet proof outfits, and drove our awesome tank across your whole country, just to give you this very important message:

Have A Nice Day !

Green Jelly – Three Little Pigs – Video and Lyrics

Nov 22nd, 2010 | Filed under Artistic, Green Jelly, Music, Song Lyrics, Video

Have you ever heard the story of the Three Little Pigs as told by Green Jelly?

This one was one of my favorites in my teen years. It is the story of the three little pigs modernized to some very simple music, shouted into a microphone, and told through the magic of Claymation (this is real claymation with time lapse clay figures, before CGI)

Normally I would tell you to crank it up, but better just to make it so you can hear the voice, I have a feeling this song at loud volumes would definitely give you hearing damage, if not brain damage.

Enjoy

Lyrics – Green Jelly – Three Little Pigs

Why don’t you sit right back and I
I may tell you a tale, a tale of 3
Little pigs and a big bad wolf

Well, the first little piggy
Well, he was kinda hick
He spent most of his days
Just day dreamin’ of the city

And then one day he bought a guitar
He moved to Hollywood to become a star
But living on the farm he knew nothing of the city
Built his house outta straw, what a pity?

Then one day
Jammin’ on some chords
Along came the wolf
Knockin’ on his door

Little pig, little pig let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny chin chin
Little pig, little pig let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny chin chin

Well, I’m huffin’, I’m puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’, puffin’
I’ll blow your house in

I’m huffin’, puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’ and puffin’
An’ I’ll blow your house in

Well, the second little piggy
Well, he was kinda stokin’
Spent most of his days just a ganja smokin’
Hoppin’ and a boppin’ down on Venice beach
Gettin’ paid money for religious speech

Built his shelter from what he garbage picked
Mostly made up of old cans and sticks
Then one day he was crankin’ out Bob Marley
Along came the wolf on his big bad harley

Little pig, little pig let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny chin chin
Little pig, little pig let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny chin chin

Well, I’m huffin’, I’m puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’, puffin’
I’ll blow your house in

I’m huffin’, I’m puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’ and puffin’
An’ I’ll blow your house in

Well, the third little piggy
The grade A student, his daddy was a rock star
Named Pig Nugent, earned his master’s degree
From Harvard college

Built his house from his architect knowledge
A tri level mansion
Hollywood hills
Daddy’s rock stardom
Paid for the bills

Then one day came the old house masher
The big bad wolf the little piggy slasher

Little pig, little pig let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny chin chin
Little pig, little pig let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny chin chin

Well, I’m huffin’, I’m puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’, puffin’
I’ll blow your house in

Huffin’, puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’ and puffin’
An’ I’ll blow your house in

Well, the big bad wolf, well, he huffed and he puffed
All that he could and low and behold
The little piggy’s house stood
It’s made out of concrete the little piggy shouted

The wolf just frowned as he pouted
So they called 911 like any piggy would
They sent out Rambo just as fast as they could

Yo wolf face
I’m your worst nightmare
Your ass is mine

Well, the wolf fell dead as you can plainly see
And that’s the end of story, for you and me
But still give a listen, you just may
Hear the big wolf and little piggies say

Little pig, little pig let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny chin chin
Little pig, little pig let me in
Not by the hair of my chiny chin chin

Well, I’m huffin’, I’m puffin’
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’, puffin’
Blow your house in
Huffin’, puffin’
Blow your house in
Huffin’, puffin’
Blow your house in

Huffin’ and puffin’ and
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’ and puffin’ and
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’ and puffin’ and
I’ll blow your house in
Huffin’ and I’ll puffin’ and
I’ll blow your house in

And the moral of the story is
That bands with no talent
Can easily amuse idiots
With a stupid puppet show

The Universe, God and Everything Else

Nov 10th, 2010 | Filed under Interesting, Opinions and Perspectives, Video

There are many different theories on the creation of the universe, all religions throughout time have their own opinions on the subject. True believers are often willing to argue about it and sometimes even get furious enough to fight wars in the name of it.

Personally I subscribe to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism as shown here:

Flying Spaghetti Monster

Master of Creation

Most people grow up believing the same things their parents did, especially if the opinions are shared by others that live around them, and taught to them as fact.

However Stephen Hawkins has an idea based on what we can supposedly “observe in the universe” that it all came from some kind of “Big Bang”. Why don’t you have a short listen to what Mr Hawkins and Carl Sagan have to say, and see if you think it is possible.

The video is only 10 minutes long and definitely should be watched.

I found personally his works have now become so main stream, I almost bought into his theories…but no, I will not to betray Mr Spaghetti Monster. How can you ignore the facts,  we have photographic proof that he is the one pushing the planets around.

Spaghetti Monster Sunrise

Actual Photograph of the Creator Moving Our Universe