Thursday, October 28, 2010

Song of the Day #10

Here is a great song for the song of the day. I heard on the radio while getting my hair cut yesterday.

"I Cry" by Bass Is Base
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Loaner Phone

So I took my phone in to get fixed. So right now I am using a loaner phone and these loaner phones blow! I can't wait to get my phone back!

Snow

We got blanketed with snow in Saskatoon. I wonder how the streets are? Probably slick and slippery I would imagine. I do need to do stuff, but I don't want to because of how the streets are. I will just suck it up and do what I need to do.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Song of the Day #9

This is an artist in a genre that I don't usually listen to, but this is a good song surprisingly.

"Just A Dream" by Nelly
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Snow

They are forecasting close to 1cm of snow from this evening (Monday) to tomorrow afternoon (tomorrow). AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I could do without snow for a little while longer...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Suing Over Wrestling Titles

Someone on Facebook posted a link to a picture of a TNA United States Championship. Then someone else said that he "smelled a lawsuit coming." Unfortunately, the WWE would have no case to sue TNA. If the WWE was going to sue TNA, then they would have to sue every other promotion who has their own United States Championship.

Why they would have no case is because if they start suing a promotion for having a United States Championship, then they would have to sue a promotion for having a World Heavyweight Championship, World Tag Team Championship, etc.. The WWE was not the first promotion to have a World Heavyweight, World Tag Team, or United States Championship. The NWA had these titles before the WWE ever existed all the way back to Capitol Wrestling in 1952 and even then when Capitol Wrestling become World Wide Wrestling Federation, they were twice under the National Wrestling Alliance banner.

The only a successful lawsuit over titles came when the WWE sued then AWA Superstars of Wrestling when they tried to claim title lineage from the American Wrestling Association when Dale Gagne and Jonnie Stewart formed the promotion in 1996. I can see why they were successful in their lawsuit and that is because the WWE or then WWF bought everything to do with AWA when the promotion ceased operations in 1991. So Gagne and Stewart changed the promotion name to Wrestling Superstars Live. Even though they are not allowed to claim lineage they still display lineage for the AWA World Heavyweight, World Tag Team, World Women's, World Lightweight, and United States Championships going back between the 50s - 80s per respective title when they were established on their website. Gange and Stewart can't publicly claim lineage for any of the AWA Championships.

The problem I find some people having difficulty understanding is that the TNA is NOT and I repeat NOT claiming any of the WWE lineage from the WWE, WCW, or NWA. TNA is no infringing on anything the WWE has copyrighted or trademarked.

Now I searched the United States Copyright Office website and found that you can't trademark a title. So even if the WWE wanted to sue promotions for having United States Championships they couldn't. Look at the following document and you will see:

http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ34.pdf

I was engaged in a debate about this on Facebook with some person and I finally got that person to see the point I've been trying to make. Promotions all over the world have a lot of titles with the same name. So going through all the promotions to sue them would be pointless and ruin wrestling because of this whole "its mine" type mentality. If wrestling acted on that mentality to the nth degree, then the business would be in a worse state.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Song of the Day #7

Here is the song of the day. I always seem to have this song in my head...

"Amongst The Waves" by Pearl Jam
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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Song of the Day #6

Here is a repeat song of the day:

"Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
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Relating

Whenever I watch a movie, see a trailer for a movie, listen to a song, etc., I find that there are things within those types of media that I can relate to. For instance I seen a trailer for an upcoming movie entitled "Love and Other Drugs" which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. Now the trailer showcased a line in which I can relate to. This may not be an exact quote, but Gyllenhaal' character pretty much says what I feel. He says something to the effect of, "The more you reject me, the more I want you."

I feel that quote is true in my life. I feel that the more this person rejects me in the way I want, the more I want this person. She knows it, but doesn't want it like I do which is how I relate to this in some round about way.

In the same breath I feel like Ricky Gervais's character in the "Invention of Lying" is someone I also can relate to in terms of how his character likes this one woman who is Jennifer Garner's character yet she doesn't feel the same way. Even though they remain good friends, Garner's character goes on to dating Rob Lowe's character just because he is a "perfect" genetic match for her. Gervais's character likes Garner's character and doesn't want to see her with Lowe's character because he is an asshole. Even though Gervais becomes rich and successful, Garner's character still doesn't feel the same way. That is until she talks to her mother and tells things about him that she likes. Then she starts changing or so it seems. Garner's character continues dating Gervais's character even though Gervais's character becomes rich and famous. He is invited to her wedding and doesn't want to go until his friend tells him he should. So he does and when the wedding officiant asks if anyone objects to them getting married, Gervais's character objects and even though he pours his heart about to her, she tells him that she has to marry Lowe's character because he is a "perfect" genetic match. Gervais's character knows that being a "perfect" genetic match doesn't always equal happiness which is so true. So in the end he gets the woman he wants despite all the negative stuff she mentioned about him in the earlier in the movie. She went from realizing that you don't need someone who you think is perfect to be happy to you can be happy with the one you are with.

I get how Gervais's character likes Garner's character, but goes through being friends with her. I have the same thing with my best friend. I want to be with her, but she doesn't feel the same way. Don't get me wrong, but I'm very blessed to have her in my life as my best friend. I don't like bringing up this issue with her because it makes me feel so UGH if you know what I mean. But you get what I mean. Gervais throughout most of the movie wanting her like I want this person, but even he ended up getting the woman he wants. That's something I'm still waiting on.

When it comes to music, I can relate to lyrics of some songs. For instance, "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars is one of those songs. It's just a simple song about telling a girl how beautiful she is which my best friend is. The chorus sums it up perfectly:

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

So as you can see, Bruno Mars wrote a song that I found relates to me in how I feel about my best friend. She is beautiful, amazing, and just plain awesome. Bruno Mars admits it's not lyrically mind blowing which it isn't, but it does says something that a lot of songs don't in this day in age. I like it for that because again, this songs says what I feel.

You can see how some of this stuff relates to me. If life played out like a movie or song, then there would be a lot of more positives like me getting what I want instead of having to wait for the one I want.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

The Illusion Of Support

I have done a post on this type of thing before. But today I was thinking about this again. I thought it would be a good thing to do a sermon on.

So in this previous post I talked about people "showing" support for the troops by sticking a bumper sticker on their vehicle verses actually supporting them. I thought that why show the illusion of support? Jesus and God don't show the illusion of love that they have for us. So why should we show the illusion of support for a cause?

I could feign my support for something to go with the general consensus of a lot of people. But why would I do that? Just because a good portion of the masses want you to show support for the troops because they fight for your freedom doesn't you have to. Don't get me wrong, but I do respect that people have chosen that career path and decided to go in to some sector of the military, but why should I support a war or a mission that has nothing to do with us in the first place?

Wouldn't feigning or showing illusion of support for something be wrong? I know people do it all the time. But why should I compromise who I am just because it's the "cool" thing to do is show support for something. God and Jesus don't think it's "cool" to show the illusion of love because it's what you want from them. It's the fact that Jesus and God do truly love us. That's why if you are going to put a bumper sticker on your vehicle that you have to actually support the troops, ending breast cancer, ending aids, etc.. Don't just say you support, but actually prove it. Saying you support something is easy to do because it's not like you have to go out of your way to physically do something to show your support.

I've supported stuff in the past and not just said I do. I've actually done a 30 hour famine and collected pledges to help people in developing countries. It's good to actually go out of your way to show your support just like God and Jesus have gone out of their way to show their love for us. They didn't just stick a sticker on something that said "I love all of mankind" or something like that. You could say you love someone, but that doesn't truly mean you do. God and Jesus don't just give lip service like a lot of the people in the world do when They declare their love for us. So why should we just give lip service when we show our support for something?

I just think sticking a bumper sticker on your vehicle is just a lazy and hollow way to show your support for something. After all, Jesus and God are not lazy and hollow with their love for us.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Another Follower

I just got my eighth follower on my blog. It's someone I know. Thanks Johanna! I know I haven't been posting much lately, but I should do that. More content, more posts.