Quick TV Show Review – The Orville

It has been 12 years since the last Star Trek TV show was made.  That’s a long time to deprive Trek fans of something that has been in our lives since 1966.

When I first saw the teasers for the new Space Series, “The Orville” I dismissed it because it was going to be “Funny.”  Even though I totally enjoy Family Guy from the same producer, Seth McFarlane, I was not interested in seeing something like Star Trek ruined with bad comedy.

Finally the show came to TV this week.  I went ahead and watched the first episode in order to check it out.  I’m glad to say I was surprised to see that it is something I can actually enjoy.  It is serious enough to have good Trek-like story lines with just a hint of light comedy that gives you a chuckle without being horrible like most of today’s unbearable comedies.

The actors seem to be good choices for the parts and the CGI and sets are awesome!  I approve.

I can tell you that if you are a Star Trek fan, you will like, “The Orville.



Land shopping strike-out.

This morning I decided to take a fresh look at what land was available.  I opened up Zillow in a different browser so it would not see any of my preferences and started a fresh search.

There were still not many options but it turned up a 2 acre tract that looked interesting.

It was Sunday morning so I decided I would go check it out.  I drove approximately 100 miles to get there.  As I left the city and saw my first glimpse of farmland it was like I had driving through the stress bubble boundary and suddenly felt like I could breathe again.  I drove down some nice rural roads then the GPS told me to turn onto a dirt road.   Hmmmm.

I drove my nicely cleaned car that I washed yesterday down a dirty road until I came to the land for sale.  I liked almost everything about it.  It was properly rural, peacefulness oozed out of every crevice.  The size is good.  The zoning and restrictions are good.  It has water and electricity at the road.  It is almost in the right location.  The main drawback was the dirt road.

The place has been on the market for 50+ days which made me think something was wrong and I think the dirt road is the turnoff for most people.  It was dusty and like driving on a washboard that nearly shook my teeth out.  The vegetation was all covered in dust meaning my house would also be all covered in dust.  I like everything else about it but the dirt road is the road-block for me. Major bummer. The price is $60K which is just too much for a dirt road. I guess it was not meant to be.  If this place had been on a paved road I would make the offer right now.

I really feel that if I at least owned the land, whether I built immediately or a few years from now, a great weight would be lifted from my shoulders and I could start to make definite plans.  Until then, it’s all up in the air.  I don’t like that feeling.  It’s like being in limbo.

Finding good land is very difficult these days.  It’s mostly all taken or not for sale.  I’m sure I’m being too picky but were talking about the place I’m going to die so it needs to be as close to perfect as possible.  I don’t want to have to not be happy with my choice for the rest of my life.  I’m just going to have to put on my patience hat and wait it out.

I had the money sitting in my bank account ready to write a check but since it is taking longer than expected, I transferred it to my Wealthfront account to let it accumulate some investment profit.   My plan was to spend $40,000 on 2 acres but it looks like property-inflation is strong.  I will be lucky to only spend 60K.  I should probably expect to spend up to $100K.  All the extra for the land takes away from my house building fund though.

It makes me sad because my family used to own 40 acres that we sold back in the 80s for $2,000 and acre.  Now you can’t find an acre for lest than $10,000.  Really pisses me off.  Stupid young me didn’t think I would ever want the land.

It might be a good thing that it is taking longer since every month I wait my investments add $4-6K to my net worth so maybe having to spend the extra money won’t be so difficult.  Let’s hope the stock market holds up for a few more years.

Yeah. First world problems.  Still, it seems like the most important thing in the world to me.




Why do women ignore me like I don’t exist?

I am always amazed as I wander the planet that women completely ignore me like I don’t exist.

I smile at them but they are just not there.  I thought women wanted a good man.

Don’t women want a good man who will treat them like a queen?
Don’t women want a man who has money and no debt?
Don’t women want a man who will belong only to them?
Don’t women want a man who can fix things?
Don’t women want a man who is the most awesome person on the planet?
Don’t women want a man who can do anything he puts his mind to?

I’m confounded.
I’m perplexed.
I’m confused.

I believe it is proof that the women I see are not real.  The only explanation is that they are all holographic projections of a computer simulation that has not yet achieved that ability to express human emotion.  I have been placed in this simulator from birth and am being studied by aliens to try to understand the Human race in order to conquer Earth.

That is the ONLY possible explanation.





Are the 2017 Race Wars Necessary?

If you watch the news anymore, you will see that the Race War is heating up.  People are going completely crazy but is it a real issue or is it just that they aren’t seeing the big picture?

People are crying out that they are not being treated equally.  (Flashback to when I was a kid whining, “It’s not fair!” and being told that “Life is’t fair.”)  Are they actually being treated unfairly or is it just that they are not seeing the whole story.  If you have an illness and just treat the symptoms then you will never be healed.

Equality among the races happened decades ago.  The problem is that people aren’t taking advantage of it.  It’s almost like they enjoy being the underdog and like to complain.  Perhaps they are hoping that they will get a free pass to skate through life without any effort.  Life takes effort.  You can choose to accept it or keep wishing and buying lottery tickets until you die with nothing.

Black people are not as repressed as they think they are.  Look at what is possible.  Let’s look at a few successful black people:

Kenneth Frasier: CEO of the pharmaceutical company Merck.
Ursula Burns : CEO of Xerox. (And a woman!! You go girl!)
Kenneth Chenault: CEO of American Express.
Roger Ferguson: Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and now on the board of directors at Alphabet.

Nobody is repressing them.  They took what life offered and made it happen.

The big picture here is that all humans are equal.  You just have to take the initiative.  Nobody is going to hand it to you no matter what your race is.

Here are a few tips to get you started.

  1. Stop sitting in your car and listening to noisy music.  Apply yourself in school and spend that time studying and preparing to make something of yourself.
  2. Stop wasting time playing basketball.  The chances of you being in the NBA are actually better if you’re black but still astronomical.
  3. Stop wasting money on alcohol and drugs.  Spend it on bettering yourself.  Buy a computer.
  4. Dress nicely and get a professional haircut.  You won’t get any good job offers if you look like a thug.  Pull up your pants and be a man.
  5. Learn to speak proper English.  Companies want to hire professional sounding people.  Make sure you can write well too.
  6. Pay your bills so you will have a good credit score.  Don’t waste money on stupid things.
  7. Hang around with quality people.  It rubs off either way.
  8. Don’t waste time and money at bars.  Go the the library.
  9. Have fewer children.  It costs $233,610 to raise a child to the age of 18.  Can you afford it?
  10. Apply yourself at work.  You have to show that you are trustworthy and earn that raise.

Look at the big picture.  The only thing holding you back is yourself.  You don’t have to be white to be successful.  You only have to be serious about it.

I’m not telling you to “Be White.”  I’m telling you to “Be Right.”  The world will open up to you.


Bidding on some land

pettytown auctionI placed a bid on a land auction site for 2.5 acres of land in the area I’m looking for.  It is currently occupied and has a double-wide mobile home.  They have a reserve price of $92,000.   I’ve been watching this auction and it hasn’t sold after a number of tries.  My plan is to bid $60,000 which is basically just an offer since it is under the reserve price.  I’m hoping that maybe since nobody seems to want it for $92K they might give up and let it go to me for $60K.  Unlikely but if you don’t ask, you don’t receive.  I wouldn’t pay any more than 60.  I’ve looked at property in the exact same area so I know basically what it looks like.

I’m not feeling lucky about this but what the heck?  The land is not perfect but it has a lot of what I want plus a few things more like a fishing pond.  Wouldn’t that be fun?  My plan would be to build my dream house right next to the mobile home then sell off the mobile home and build my garage in its place.   That would work out nicely.

The only spot to build is a little closer to the road than I desire but it is pretty private and can be made more so with a little creative shrubbery.

Like I said, I’m not holding my breath on this but it sure would be sweet if it works out. I’ve never done anything like this before.  I have no idea what I’m in for in legal stuff.

Any lawyers out there?


Lonely or Horny?

lnlyhrnyIt’s another weekend where I have time to rest and think about how empty my life is.  I’m not saying that work makes my life better but it certainly helps take my mind of the other mundanities of life.

I usually spend the weekend at home alone because I have nowhere else to go and nobody to spend any time with.  My thoughts drift to wondering if there is anyone out there for me.  I can sometime spend hours rehashing my thoughts and trying to make sense of my loneliness.  You might think it was simple but it is rather complex.  Maybe it’s simple for normal people but I’m far from normal.

If I really boil it down until the only the essence is left, I think it is just plain hornyness.  What happens to the brain of a 49 year old man who is still a virgin?   You can bet it’s pretty screwed up in a literal sense.   In the end, all I want is someone to touch me.  It doesn’t seem like too much to ask, does it?  What kind of world is this where touching is so prohibited.

Finally, after hours of mental anguish, I end up masturbating and then all is well with the world.  I think I should probably do that early in the morning and cut out the wasted time but being horny is kind of fun on it’s own.  It’s just the lack of an outlet that makes it suck so much.   If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I sure hope it is on a planet where sex and the human body is not such a taboo.


Are all neighbors crazy?

I’m pretty sure that all neighbors are crazy.  I’ve watched them all my life and there’s no doubt that they are all insane.

I am currently surrounded by crazy people.  The house across the street has a family of black people who have 5 cars and come and go constantly.  Every time I go out into my yard I see them either pull up, drive away or just sit in the car with the engine running for an hour or more.  So how many times to they come and go when I’m not looking? Do they buy their potato chips one chip at a time?  Where the hell are they going all the time?

My neighbors right next door are renters.  They pretty much ignore me completely.  If I’m lucky I might make some small talk but otherwise I might not exist.  Have they no idea what awesomeness lives right next door?

I can go on and on but I’ll keep it short.  Having a crazy President doesn’t help.

I think, perhaps, people are crazy all over.  When I was young, I came to the conclusion that people are dumb because they think they are smart.  This theory may still have some value.   As closed-minded as we have become these days, our ideas are all we have and therefore must be the Truth.  (Capital T in truth because when we decide for ourselves that something is true then there can be no other truth no matter what.)

Maybe people are crazy because they are just trying to cope with pointless existence.  They are doing the best they can to avoid the monotony of a dreary daily life with nothing to look forward to.

Maybe the observers are the crazy ones.  We might think that others are crazy because they don’t conform to the standards of our own truth.

Craziness has exploded in recent years.  I think it started around the year 2000.  It was at that time when everything special had already been done and oppressive mundanity forced us to go to extremes to make life livable.  The internet became a major medium allowing crazy extremism to spread like wildfire until we were all infected.  So far, no antidote seems to be available and there’s no doubt that craziness is exponential.  I wonder what it will be like in just another ten years.  If the aliens don’t come soon then we are sure to destroy ourselves.

I guess I’m not one to lodge complaints about crazy people.  My attempts to cope with life has left me as crazy as a soup sandwich.  I’m sure my neighbors think I’ve completely lost it.  Here’s a guy who runs around naked, showers in his backyard, keeps his house and yard nice, builds TARDISes in his garage, is still a virgin at 49, has no friends, lives alone with a cat, wears short shorts and speedos, drives a Prius and has a lot of money.

Boobity boobity boo!  I’m probably crazier than you!