Flashback Fridays
Flashback Fridays Chapter 23. Weekly posts on Fridays called "Flashback Fridays" take a look back at the first 20 years of my blogging adventure.
Flashback Fridays Chapter 23
Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

Flashback Fridays Chapter 23
Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

Here is Flashback Fridays Chapter 23, a weekly series of entertaining flashbacks of blog posts I’ve written over the past 20 years of blogging. It’s surreal to consider that I’ve been blogging for 20 years.

Using the Wayback Machine to select a few old posts that we believe would be interesting and humorous and post them each week in this Flashback Fridays series. So, let’s take a look at what was going through my mind all those years ago.

When I was younger, I was such a nerd. Please use your discretion when reading these posts because I used profanity a lot.

Let’s get to Flashback Fridays Chapter 23!

Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

The Rant to End All Rants II – Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

May 27th, 2005 by MacBros

F**k F**k F**k F**k F**k FUUUUCK!

Getting screwed at work again. They want us to work every third Saturday! That wasn’t good news to hear and automatically put me in a rotten mood. The f**cen bastards really wanna’ f**c everyone over! They think this is going to fix their attendance issues, but in fact, I think they’re going to have another issue with people quitting.

They had 10 people walk out the other day when the shifts are going to change and then they pull this. I honestly think they’re trying to get everybody to quit so they can get out of the contract!

Then to top things off, my calls were crappy and ended up being suspiciously the same every time. Trust me, when you don’t get any calls that have anything to do with what your job is supposed to be for and you end up transferring calls to other departments, it really pisses you off!

With that said, I thought I had five bucks in my pocket but couldn’t find it. Anyway, there is this nosey cow that was sticking her nose in places she shouldn’t and this is the conversation that took place……

ME: Damn can’t find my $5. (searching through pockets)

COW: Pffft (drool running from mouth) What are you doing? fart

ME: Actually, that’s none of your business… (continue on searching)

COW: (Not realizing that I wasn’t interested in flabby chicks, her Intellectual reply was not well thought out) Well, slurp (fart and gasp) Well you’re digging at yourself over there..

ME: So (I sternly reply, and make a quick and witty reply afterwards) Why is it turning you on?

COW: God NO!!! Do you want me to PUKE!!?? (Man doesn’t = food, so she would puke from the thought)

COREY: (speaks up enuff to make a quick comment) Yes, that would be interesting. Go ahead. “Can I film it and offer it to style for this project?”

ME: (Very pissed off BTW) Well turn the hell around and mind your own business! ( I wanted to say ‘f**c’ instead of hell)

Now remember the calls I’ve been getting are pissing me off and then I get one more and I make my angry pissed look and growl to show my pissed off-ness. (is that a word?)
This takes about 25 mins later…….

ME: ARRRRRRRRG! (pissd off face and angry growl) Another transfer, I’m getting really PO’d here!

COW: Pfffft fart stink puss what’s your problem.

ME: Would you mind your own GD business!!!!?

WHAT I WANTED TO SAY: Listen you fat f**cn’ cow turn the f**c around and mind your own f**cen business, you fat f**cn’ b*tch! (but couldn’t because I would have gotten fired)

Anyway, I think she had received the hint that I really don’t like her. She is a constant complainer and when you’re listening to customers complain to you all day, the last thing you want is a person sitting around you complaining. (but John you complain on your blog all the time) Yes, you’re right, but you have the choice to read it or not. And besides My b*tching is more fun! 😛 And you can’t help reading it!

But on the bright side, my last call of the night was funny. I had to call another department to get some help and the fella that answered was all chipper with his greeting, I replied, “Wow! Somebody’s all chipper” He says he only has 28 minutes to go before he’s off work. I said,” LOL, me too!”

He goes Ok john lets drag this call out, sooooooooo weeeeeeeeeeee caaaaaaannnnn taaaaallllk reeeeeeeeaaaallllllyyy slllllooooowwwwwwww…. I laugh and followed along with him by talking real slooooooooow. This coming from a department of cranky people! We dragged the call out as much as possible and ended at quitting time!

I needed that last call since I call that department all day by re-directing calls to them.
Well, I have to go to Lincoln, I have to make a Star Wars Jedi shoot. Apparently, a friend wants one with him and an Alpine bottle…


The rant to end all rants? But was it really though?

I remember them changing everybody’s hours around because they were short of people to work because they kept quitting. We were all pissed off because when you spend a week bidding on your hours and finally end up getting the shifts you want and you make plans around those days and only to have them take it all away with no warning ahead of time is just an a**hole thing to do.

I remember a lot of people just getting up and walking out.

I don’t remember how much longer I stayed there myself. I was desperate and stuck there because I needed the money and there was nothing else to apply to at that time either.

That conversation with that nosey b*tch. I remember that so well now after reading that again. I hate when people stick their noses into my business.

Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

Photoshop Fun – Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

May 28th, 2005 by MacBros

Farted around with Photoshop last night again.
Also can be found in the Photo Album section under the Photoshop category.

Jedi Master

LOL! I was such a dork back then!

I am still a huge Alexander Keith’s IPA fan to this day.

Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

Area 51 on PS2 – Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

May 29th, 2005 by MacBros

I am hooked on another great game called “Area 51″ This is a pretty kewel game and it has some pretty kewel voice actors too. We have David Duchovny, Powers Boothe, and Marilyn Manson just to name a few well-known people. The action in this game is awesome!

You can’t just run through everything or you’ll get ripped to pieces by enemy fire. You need to take your time walking through the game and when you do you’re really focused on what’s up ahead and when you get so focused, BOOO! Something jumps out in front of you and scares the poop right out of you.

In the game, you get infected with an alien virus and you try to make it to a place to get a cure. While making your way to the end you fight off alien monsters and other creepy stuff. All this takes place at, who would have thunk it? Area 51. duh!

It’s one of them games you need to put down every once and a while and have a break because you can get quite frustrated at certain points of the game. Like now, for instance, I’m taking a break to write this post.

I’m going to have to get that internet hardware for my Ps2 so I can play these things online. This looks like an awesome game for online play.

Check out the game at Midway.com

Taking a break from fighting the Grey Alien….

UPDATE: That’s it! I am f**cen giving up. I’ve got to a point in the game that got next to impossible to get through. So I give up. I hate games that when you get whacked, it sends you back so far and the reload of the level takes so long. I tried about 40 times to get through this level and it’s gotten to the point that I just want to throw the controller through the tv screen.

When a game gets like that, I just pack the thing up and put it away. Games are meant to be fun to play, not make you wanna rip the hair outta your head and throw the controllers around. I need a cheat code.


The trailer looks pretty good to this day. But I don’t remember playing it though. But I do still hate it when a game is so hard and when you have to respawn it’s a long way away and you have to repeat over and over.

Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

Kewel Image Titles! – Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

May 30th, 2005 by MacBros+

Look at the title of this post. Notice anything different?
Come on! The text is an image! Now all my titles for the blog posts will be all fancy-like.
Neat-oh ey!

I’m using titleimages2 as the plug-in for WP. If you get the plug-in from the WP plug-in site you won’t find any help on installing it. Once you get it uploaded to your WP Plug-In folder and can’t get it to work. Just drop me a comment on this post and I’ll help ya’ out. It’s really simple, so I’ll let ya try it first.

I also broke down the blog entries into different categories. Why? Because I can that’s why!
Well actually, I saw how they work on Corey’s site. Now that I know, voila!

I spent a good part of the day going through old and new posts and putting them into their categories. I just managed to do the last two months and the first three months. The stuff between will just have to stay in the My Opinion category. But from here on out, the new posts will have their own categories.

I’m going to snoop through the other plug-ins from the site and see what else might be fun to have. I’d like a poll plug-in, but I can’t find one. But I will find one, oh yes, I will..find one.
Got to go.

Oh, I remember that WordPress Plugin! It was really nice. It made the title of your posts an image which displayed fancy fonts. Fonts’ that weren’t available on browsers back in the day. Unfortunately, now that feature wouldn’t be any good for your SEO score.

There were a lot of fancy plugins that were available back then that would transform the look of your blog. All were mostly for free, completely free with no upgrade premium accounts like most are today.

Everyone just wants to cash out on the internet now unlike before it was all about getting your name and plugin out there which generated leads to your website.

It was fun trying out new plugins for WordPress that did neat things.

Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

Oh Not Again & @ the Movies – Flashback Fridays Chapter 23

May 31st, 2005 by MacBros

How many times do I have to bring this up? What’s it going to take? Is anybody listening? This topic is really like an exposed nerve now. I’ve brought up the damn thing at work so many times it is still a major problem.

Today I had to leave due to a major allergy attack. I went into the cafeteria to make a phone call and on the way out I sighed, when I did that I just happen to take a deep breath and when I did that I walked through a wall of perfume. I just thought I would have to go back to my seat and take a few puffs from my puffer, but not even 10 seconds go by after breathing the stench in, I’m sneezing like crazy.

When I make it to my seat, my eyes started to itch and the brightness of the computer monitor and fluorescent lights started to make them sore. While I was blowing snot from my nose, my eyes started to feel worse. I went into the washroom to splash some water on my face and went back to my seat.

I took one call and it got to the point that I couldn’t bear to keep my eyes open. At that point, I knew I was in trouble. I told my supervisor that I have to jet. He look at me and said that I would need a doctor’s note.

I’m thinking to myself right about then, “Why do I need a note when, I’m the victim here because you and whoever else is supposed to enforce the no-scent policy at work, don’t seem to want to do your f**cen job. F**k you and f**c your f**cen note!” But I didn’t…..

I’m going to say it! I’m working for “A Company That Likes To F**k Their Employees Over”! I made it a vow not to bring up who I work for but the cat’s outa’ the bag now! And IM PISSED!

And whoever reads this and thinks I’m outta my f**cen mind for b*tching about this. Come see me! That way I can put my hand over your mouth and nose blocking any air from getting into your lungs. And then we’ll see how scared you feel when you try to breathe, and nothing happens!

And then I’ll throw Black Pepper into your eyes so they itch and burn like they were on fire! After you’ve danced around trying to catch your breath and stabbed your eyes out, I’ll take some more pepper and cram it up your nose so your sinuses wanna explode causing them to expel all the liquid in your body through them.

And let’s not forget the sneezing. And while this is all happening, I’ll get even by giving you a cock-punch and shoving my foot up your ass just because you deserve it.

If you feel you have to cover up your body odour with perfume the next day, just come see me and we can do this all over again.

I spent two and a half hours laying on the futon with my eyes closed because the light was unbearable and they were puffed up like two watermelons. All because the upper management doesn’t think it’s important to enforce their own rules.

When I was walking by the store on my way home, my neighbour heard me wheezing as I walked by him. He stopped me and asked me if I was OK. I just told him I was having an allergy attack and just need to get home and take my puffer. I don’t know him, he just lives in the same building. He offered me a lift and I was more than glad to accept it.

When I got home I lay down for a bit to get back to normal. 2 hours later. I was better. My f**cen eyes are still a bit itchy though.

UPDATE Sept 28,2005 The matter hasn’t changed and it happened again. This time it’s gotten to the point that I’m giving up because upper management wont do anything about it and is making me pay for it.

The rest of this post is about a movie I watched today.

When my eyes were feeling a bit better and the burning went away, and when I could breathe freely. I watched a movie. Madagascar!

I love computer-generated movies. Oh, the kids are gonna love this one. I know, I’m the biggest kid of em all! 😛

It was very funny in parts and kids will learn the meaning, of “Survival of the Fittest” in a whole new way. I will rent the DVD when it comes out because it’s a definite re-watch, plus the DVD will have nutty bloopers that are always fun to watch. I recommend this one to the families out there that want to go see a flick with the kids. They’ll enjoy it, and so will you.

As I was watching the movie, my mom dropped in with a box of K for me! I just made a comment in the car this morning that I was broke and wished I had beer for tonight. She didn’t know I was going to be home and I think it was supposed to be a surprise when I got home. Tee he he he! I love me, Mommy! I still have to pay er’ back though! Oh well.
Cold K.

I’m going to fart around and see what I can add to the site…


This post would be the turning point for me to get the hell out of that job ASAP!

They had a no-scent policy that was important to a lot of the staff there at the time. Unfortunately, management started slacking and stopped enforcing it allowing people to shower in perfume instead of actually showering before they came into work.

I am highly allergic to perfumes and it literally cut off my breathing when it causes my allergies to flair up. The employer didn’t give a f**c about that because they had a hard time keeping people working for them so they wouldn’t enforce their own policies on the violators.

They ended up losing people instead that were the victims of the perfume bandits. I would eventually have to go out on stress leave because I had to deal with that and lose pay because I would have to go home sick all the time.

Yeah, I had to go home, not the people breaking the policies.

F**K! I’m so glad I don’t work there anymore. Glad they went out of business also.

Flashback Fridays Chapter 23 Conclusion…


Well, this concludes Flashback Fridays Chapter 23. Let me know in the comments if you like this whole idea of Flashback Fridays being posted every week. Or don’t. I don’t have a lot of commenters here anyway, just a lot of readers and lookie-loos.

If you enjoyed this Flashback Fridays Chapter 23 post, be sure to come back next week for Flashback Fridays Chapter 24.

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