Thursday, January 31, 2013

WTF!: Topless Teacher??

Mentally I have hit a road block when it comes to my creativity, I don’t know what this is due to but I am trying to overcome my issues. As of lately I am finding it increasingly harder to find the motivation needed to push myself forward. This feeling is something that I am hoping to get over and push through purely by sheer force of will. So I am going to force myself to write about anything that I find interesting in an attempt to get past this mental blockade.

To kick start my creative juices I decided that I was going to put out my opinion about something that is a buzz in the news today. This morning I read a report about a teacher that was under scrutiny from the public because of the contents of her twitter account. The reason for the public outcry is because of some “topless” photos that she posted and a few of her tweets were about using marijuana.

My first thought upon hearing there are topless pictures of a 23 year old high school teacher was, this reminds me of that other teacher with a porn video. Then I thought damn those must be some very hot and scandalous photos to make her lose her job. After I looked them up I discovered that it was quite the contrary to what I thought, so much in fact that I can post these pictures and not feel the need to mark this post as NSFW.

This is the photo that is on the verge of costing a young lady her job really? I have seen riskier photos in sports illustrated swimsuit edition than what is going on in this picture. To be quite honest it stuff like this should not be all that crazy considering all the photos put out by the celebrity population. Hell if Kim Kardashian can have a sex tape floating around the net and still have little girls look up to her and want to be like her then how is this even a blib on the radar. If this teacher loses her job than essentially the population will be saying that it is ok if you are famous to do what you want but otherwise you must be a nun to stay employed.

The next issue that the school board and parents have with this teachers twitter account is her reference to drug use. First off on this congratulations Colorado on taking a step forward and legalizing pot and then taking two steps backwards and scrutinizing someone for obeying the new law. However I will agree that her tweet about having drugs on the premises while the cops do a drug bust was not very smart on her part.

Ultimately what people do in their spare time, if it is not against the law, should be up to them what they want to do. Honestly if every teacher had their private lives come into investigation by their employers then there would be a lot of skeletons coming out of the woodwork that would cause a large amount of layoffs. No employer should be able to tell you what you can and cannot do when you are not on the company clock. Any court that rules in favor of the school board in this is essentially taking the first steps towards creating an cooperate run world where the companies rule everyone of their employees lives.

Keep freedom of speech alive and keep hot teachers in the classroom, to make those awkward teenage years twice as hard.

Sincerely Urban Yeti

Friday, January 18, 2013

Wow from around the Net: Smart Monster

Never have I proclaimed myself to be a car guy, actually it is quite the opposite I know very little about cars. That doesn’t mean that I don’t know how to do any of the basics and I don’t think I will find myself stuck on the side of the road anytime soon panicking because I do not know what to do. It just means you probably will not find me hanging around a garage spouting off about what make and model are the best or how to fix an engine.

That all being said, not being a car guy, does not mean I cannot appreciate a beautiful vintage car.  I also have an appreciation for anyone willing and able to pour the necessary time and money needed to build and restore a beautiful one. On the same note I can really understand how hard and creative you have to be to take a ridiculous notion and make it into a fantastic reality.

A co-worker of mine discovered a talented gentleman who took a ridiculous idea and turned it into something so hilarious it is awesome. A Greek rally racer by the name of Stefan Attart is the man who birthed a wonderful creation, a mix of cute and seriously intimidating. Stefan brought forth into this world a Frankenstein type car in the form of a monster truck smart car.

Check it out:

Seeing this bad boy tearing up a mud hole would be a riot and this is the first time I have every really thought that the Smart Car could be seriously cool. The only thing that I am still curious about is if he kept the stock features of the smart car when he did the over haul, heated seats and mud driving would be a great combination.

Sincerely Urban Yeti

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Geekdom Crossover: Pokemon X and Y

My New Year’s resolution to restart my passion for blogging has gotten off to a bit of a rocky start. The real reason for my lack of blog posts that I am finding it hard to get in the right mindset for writing. Before I fall completely off of the blogging wagon I am making a post to try and increase my own moral on the subject.

This morning some big news came out in the video game community, the announcement of a new Pokémon game. Nintendo announced that coming out this year would be the next installment in the franchise with two games for the Nintendo 3DS. The games are titled Pokémon X and its counterpart will be Pokémon Y, the first time that they have stepped away from their standard colour based naming system.

These new games are also the launching point of the new Generation Six of the collectable creature characters. In addition to the new generation these games will also feature three new starters for the game, still in the classic Grass, Water and Fire types. As well as like all the games there are a new set of legendary Pokémon that will be the bases of the games plot.

The Starters are as follows

Fire – Fennekin

Water – Frokie

Grass – Chespin

This is going to be a hard choice of starters for me I normally tend towards picking the grass types but this time I like the look of the others more. My only hope is that this fire starter will not evolve to be another one of the overdone fire-fighting types. But the more I look at cute little Chespin the more I feel like I am going to pick Grass once again.

With the announced release of this game for the 3DS that gives me two reasons to go out and buy the handheld console. I have been a large fan of the Pokémon franchise since I got my blue version back in 1999 and I am looking forward to the next installment.

Sincerely Urban Yeti

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My New Year's Resolutions

Alright here we go again with starting of a new year I feel strangely obligated to turn things around in my life. It seems that because the date has changed over from one year to another we as humanity want to make things better. This is actually one of the best parts of being a part of the human race is the boundless amounts of optimism that we can have. On the whole people always tend to look to the future with heaps of positive energy.

With all the talk of New Year’s Resolutions I turned to the almighty google to find out what the top ten most common ones are. Before even reading this list I could easily determine for myself what some of these resolutions would be, as I am sure you can too. Even if some of these are very predictable it is still a noble effort to try and better One’s self. So do not get discouraged and not try it just because it appears on a list that says everyone else is doing it.

1: Eat Healthy and Exercise Regularly
            This is the most infamous rite of passage of all the New Year’s resolutions, at some point in our lives we have all made this one, if you haven’t yet your time will come. Fear not if this resolution speaks to you for you are not alone on this one, even I am trying to rekindle the flames of my exercise regimen. There is nothing wrong with this resolve if anything just by saying that you want to do it is admitting that you need to do it, and we could all be a little healthier.

2: Drink Less
            I can understand how for many this is something that they want to change about themselves. This resolve also makes sense because it is probably made on New Year’s Day while nursing the mother of all hangovers due to letting loose the night before. This is one of the resolutions that I myself have made and stuck to, I have not had a lick of the sauce since June of 2012.

3: Learn Something New
            This resolution may sound like a very vague idea because we all learn something new every single day. This is very open ended because so many of us want to learn something substantially new like a new language or a musical instrument. These kinds of goals require a person to make some sacrifices an put in a significant amount of effort. I have made some of these resolves in the past and the are the hardest to achieve in my opinion.

4: Quit Smoking
            In a world where smoking is becoming less and less glorified it is understandable that many people want to give up this habit. With many places beginning the steps to outlawing the addiction, by means of making it pricy and limiting the places you can do it, now seems like a smart time to quite. This resolution kind of also goes hand in hand with the first two on this list of common place New Year’s Resolutions. This is one of the harder ones on the list because for so many who started it is very hard to stop, I have been there and all I can say is if you are doing this hang in there it gets better.

5: Better Work Life Balance
            We all want our live to turn out the way we imagine them in our heads and for many of us we burn out with our noses to the grindstone. The problem with the world is so many of us take jobs that are unfulfilling and consume a significant amount of our time. This results in feeling as if our jobs are consuming our lives and the man wants nothing more than to crush our individuality. What is the solution to this? Make both your life and work and equal priority and realize that you work to live not live to work.

6: Volunteer
            During the month of December most of us want to feel charitable and give back to the community. So when we are making our New Year’s Resolutions we tend to have this mentality on our minds an want to continue that spirit into the new year. This may sound jaded but after the season of giving is done and over we lose our drive to carry this one out. This is actually one of my personal New Year’s Resolutions, I want to get a group together to go down to the mustard seed and lend a hand.

7: Save Money
            The dream that we all have is of buying that big house and retiring early enough that we don’t run out of steam. After the Christmas holidays are done most of us look at our empty bank accounts and run up credit cards and vow that next year it will not be the same. We promise ourselves that over the next year we will take all of the extra money we make and put it away for a rainy day. We all go down that path at one point or another and if you utilize automatic withdrawals you might be able to succeed at this one.

8: Get Better Organized
            In the ruin that is the holiday season we look around our disaster riddled homes and think to ourselves that we are on the verge of being on that show hoarders. So to rectify this sensation when we sit down to make out New Year’s Resolutions we decide to change our lives and organize our lives. This is one of those challenges that is not unobtainable but requires some time and money, it is a bit more of a gradual process than something that happens right away.

9: Read More
            Our society tends to rate intellect on how well read a person is and after most of us leave school the need to read diminishes. So on the eve before everything turns over to a new year people tend to resolve to put down the television remote and pick up a book. This is one of the New Year’s resolutions that I endorse and I strongly believe that we could all benefit from reading more.

10: Finish those around the House “TO-DO” lists
            We all have lists of things we want to accomplish around our home and this one seems to tie in with number 8. Our weekends and days off our filled with the tasks that we want to complete in order to make our homes feel more well homey. This is a hard one to achieve because for every list you complete there will be two more to take its place, put if it will make you happy than I say go for it.

I found this master list online and I am not sure if it is the most accurate but it sure sounds about right. You can find it located on the world wide web here

If I was to use this exact list on myself it would look as follows

1-Attempt number 2
3-Aiming for a new language
5-Always working on this
6-Mustard seed here I come
7-Same answer as number 5
8-It is a process but I am soooo close
9-ACHIEVED (I read a lot)
10- there will always be more lists

Myself I have a couple of other New Year’s resolutions that do not appear in this list

1: Recommit myself to this Blog
2: Reconnect with old friends and stay in touch more
3: Get fit
4: Have more fun

The reason that we make a New Year’s Resolution is to try and find a way that you want to better ourselves. So I highly recommend that we all make them and do our best to try and stick to it this year.

Sincerely Urban Yeti