College Again

Three semesters down. One more to go.

Has it really been almost a year and a half since I started this quest of going back to school?

Damn. Time flies when you’re studying and drinking.

Only this time around, I’m a bit older and a bit wiser, so I’m not drinking AS MUCH as I did when I first went to college about seven years ago. I had way too much fun back then. That’s actually one of the reasons why I went back.

Other then the student debt, I’m glad I went back. The field of study I’m in has a high hiring rate after graduation, one of the highest in the school.

There is also a lot of opportunities for self-employment in this field as well. Something I’m considering doing once I graduate, to help pay the loan bills.

I have to admit, it feels sort of strange to have, dare is say a, “Vision” of what I want to do after graduation. I usually just kind of go with the flow and see what happens. But having an idea of what I want to do in nine months is another good change.

Pass or Fail

So, how exactly did I do? What where my grades like? How about I show you:

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Not bad, eh? Considering I never got any certificates or diplomas from college all those years ago. I barely went to class. And when I did, I was usually a few beers deep or stoned out of my mind, or both.

Oh well, you live and learn. And this year I certainly learned, a lot.

Here’s to the beginning of a fun and productive summer!

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The Nervous Braindown: Episode 5 – How To Time Travel Using Your Nose

We all have our favourite smells that take us back to a time that we cannot help but remember. In this latest episode of The Nervous Braindown I show you guys How To Time Travel Using Your Nose.

In this episode I share with you:

1. How Smells Trigger Memory
2. My Favorite Smells
3. The Future of Smelling

Have a listen and don’t forget to like and subscribe to my youtube channel!

References
1. http://newatlas.com/ohroma-vr-smell-adult/47454/
2. https://www.thoughtco.com/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey-recap-106-1224462
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfaction
4. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2008/01/21/introducing-the-brains-memory-bouncer/

The Nervous Braindown Podcast – Episode 4 – Should We Be Worried About Artificial Intelligence

After almost a year long hiatus, The Nervous Braindown Podcast is back!

The buzz on my Twitter feed is all about podcasts. I couldn’t help but get the itch to record another episode. It was fun. Between the technical difficulties and the cursing I was finally able to put together this episode in a few days.

The length of the original cut was just over 20 minutes. The first 6 and a half minutes I did a bit of a “catch up” – shared a bit about me and what I’ve been up to. HOWEVER, I decided to cut that part out. Mostly for the sake of length (nobody is going to listen for 20 minutes).

I think you’ll enjoy the final cut.

Episode 4 – Should We Be Worried About Artificial Intelligence?

I talk about:

  • Types of Artificial Intelligence
  • Who thinks we should be worried?
  • How long do we have?
  • (Length: 13mins12sec)

Have a listen and let me know what you think!

 


Show References:

  1. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-artificial-intelligence-technology.htm
  2. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-artificial-intelligence-technology.htm
  3. http://time.com/4569585/ai-robots-fears/
  4. http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/downloads/academic/The_Future_of_Employment.pdf
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/12/daniel-dennett-politics-bacteria-bach-back-dawkins-trump-interview
  6. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/24/americans-think-robots-will-take-everyone-elses-jobs-but-not-theirs.html

5 Online Dating Tips For Women By Nina Agdal

There I was making a delicious Simple Single Man Meal™ when I then hear a notification on my phone go off. The sound indicates a potential hook-up from Tinder.

Wonderful, another woman has fallen victim of my mass-swiping technique. Let’s check this broad out:

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Wow! It’s none other then 24 year old world famous Danish super model, and future mother of my many children, Nina Agdal.

Could this be true? Could this be real?

Absolutely not. Just another ad. Let’s see what she’s selling:

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Nice copywriting, Nina.

Best dating tips you say, well let’s check them out and see how good they are.

5 Online Dating Tips For Women By Nina Agdal

Tip #1: Wear a bright color in your profile pic to stand out.

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Nina, I must say, that mustard shirt really brings out your tits eyes. Good on ya.

Peacocks (the male peafowl) are usually the ones showing their feathers to court peahens (the female peafowl). But don’t let that fowl patriarchy hold you down!

Show some color!

Tip #2: Smile! Not smiling in your profile pic reduces your chances for a right swipe.

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Nina, I couldn’t agree with you more. About %50 of the women I see on Tinder aren’t smiling. What gives?

Are these women that don’t smile trying look rough and tough? Do these women think we like that? Do some guys like that? I’ve never heard a dude say, “Omg D, her grimace is such a turn on! Her wry amusement makes me feel kind of funny in the pants.”

Also, good call Nina, that mustard shirt looks better around your waist. You should show more skin.

Tip #3: Include a bio in you profile to help start the converstations.

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It’s amazing how little info we guys have to work with when it comes to online dating profiles. Ladies, if you just have pictures of you and your friends, and no bio, it’s kind of hard to start the conversation. And we all know you gals aren’t the ones usually making the first move.

A link to your Instagram or Snapchat account doesn’t count. All that tells me is that you’re just a social media horder.

But, then again, that could be your way of filtering out the losers. The guys that add you to all that shit are probably pussies. In that case, very clever ladies, very clever.

But seriously, put something of substance in your profile bio.

Tip #4: 60% of singles prefer an evening date.

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Why do you think that is Nina? I’d like to think it’s because singles have shit to do in the day time – like work or school – like I do. But I think it’s because another reason: so they can drink they’re faces off.

There’s something about the night time that brings out peoples darker sides and an excuse to lower inhibitions, especally when drinking.

A caveat to that: summer is coming so patio drinking is upon us. I bet that 60% may drop closer to half in the coming months.

Tip #5: Most singles prefer the clean shaven look for guys.

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Nina, I’m not sure I totally agree with you on this one. I’ve had women compliment my manly mane and also my clean shaven countenance.

Which brings me to believe women don’t know what they want. But Nina, you already knew that.


Let’s recap:

5 Online Dating Tips For Women By Nina Agdal
  1. Wear bright colors in your profile pic, because evolution says so
  2. Smile, because nobody likes a Debbie Downer
  3. Include a bio in your profile, becuase we can’t read you goddamn mind, give us something to work with
  4. Suggest a date at night, because people usually have their nights open to getting down and drity
  5. Shave your face, because no woman likes a nu-male faux-beard

Nina, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to help fellow gals out with the roller coaster ride that is the currect dating market. You’re doing us a great service.

And now, why we all clicked the link to read this post, some pictures of Nina:

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Crowd Erupts With “BLUE LIVES MATTER!” Chant At Shia Labeouf Live Stream Link #HWNDU

(This is Part IX of The D Live Culture Series)


Earlier today, published author, New York City Playboy™, Photographer of Pretty Ladies™, and proprietor of goldmundunleashed.com – Goldmund – has shared with us his experience at Shia Labeouf’s LIVE trolling station…I mean art project.

The vibe at the scene of the exhibit is one of fun, uncertainty, and tension. There were people chanting the annoying popular phrase, “He Will Not Divide Us!”, playing tambourines and other hippy instraments. And of course there were real life shitposters and trolls, as seen from their MAGA hats.

Wait! Was that Pax Dickinson from Twitter fame and the www.silencedmovie.com? It sure was.

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“Who is he? I don’t know who he is.”

For the most part people were just shouting, chanting, and talking shit. Luckily it didn’t escalate. Cops were at the scene.

From his latest video on his periscope account we can see two people, one presumably a Trump supporter, the other a noticabely butthurt individual.

Two guys started chirping each other. Then a police man came over. This lead to the crowd erupting in a new chant of, “BLUE LIVES MATTER! BLUE LIVES MATTER!” A dig at the now defunct #BlackLivesMatter movement. That movement seemed to sort of disappear over night, strange eh?

Watch the crowd chant here:


I think Shia’s idea was stupid. To have people come up to a live stream and virtue signal to the masses. But what Shia doesn’t realise is that his passion for post-modern garbage has now created a new platform – giving people a free IRL Trolling Service.

It’s like a real life Twitter trolling thread came to life!

How much do you want to bet that this, “Exhibit” of his gets taken over by Trump supporters and is taken down within the first year…

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…I sure hope so.


UPDATE: HAHA told you so!

Shia says good-bye-a to his precious, “art project”. FAIL!

Shia LaBeouf Anti-Trump Rally Shut Down After Becoming A “Flashpoint For Violence”

 

Swipe Right: Fun for the Whole Family

This is Part VIII of The D Live Culture Series


Tinder is now available on Apple TV. Why you might ask? I thought the same thing.

I’m still trying to figure that one out. In the mean time, lets have some fun with these silly people.

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(screenshot taken from my mobile)

Invite friends and family

Yes, because my friends and family don’t have anything to do with their time other then sit around while I ogle over woman I’ll never fuck.

put out the chips and dip

That’s actually a good idea. You have to remember to be a good host while sharing your Tinder experience with your loved ones. They need to keep their energy up while you arrange dates with single moms that ride horses and have a giant German Sheppard and their grandpa in their profile pic.

How else are you supposed to know she’s adventurous, is an animal lover, and loves her Papa? Ya, I couldn’t think of another way either.

We’ve combined all the joys of swiping with all the comforts of your home

Wrong! You missed one: swiping on the shitter. There’s nothing more joyous than dropping a huge deuce while reading yet another profile that says, “Not looking for hookups, I’m so over that!”

Hey, she seems like a keeper! (*plop*)

Next, here are some promotional ads that Tinder and Apple put together. And let me tell you, they sure are revealing.

 She’s Not Good Enough for My Boy!

Hey Ma! Get the hell outta here so I can find a chubby 6 and get a handjob, on your couch, cuz I’m unemployed!

Now in the comfort of your own home (or your parents) you can find, “The One” on a TV, in all its 70inch HD-4K-3D glory.

Alpha Cock

Shut up Dad! Don’t you slut shame me!

Now you and your bff can look for bad boys to, “just take you” on that gross 1970s couch.

He’ll probably never call you again.

(PS – I’d be careful on that couch, your brother was using it the other day, eww.)

Boomin’ Granny

Um Mom, I could really use a Dad, you know, since I wasn’t raised with a father figu…..okay I’ll shut up.

Even boomin’ granny can find herself some weathered Alpha cock.


There are a bunch of these videos. Check the rest of them out here.

As long as stuff like this keeps becoming the norm, I will have lots of things to write about for The D Live Culture Series. Keep ‘em coming!

Stop Having Fun

(This is Part VI of The D Live Culture Series)


The Wave May Be Harmful To Your Health

The 27-year-old is an enthusiastic and unreserved homer, who spent the slog that was the 2013 season serving as the Blue Jays’ professional cheerleader inside the MLB Fan Cave.

As a kid she and her Dad would go on baseball road trips from their home in Campbellton, NB, and nothing would make eight-year-old April happier than stuffing her face with cotton candy while wailing her arms in the air as the wave rolled through her section.

But now even she has had enough. The wave, Whitzman says, has jumped the shark.

Oh, I would love to hear your reasoning for why this fun pass time has, “jumped the shark.”

Anti-wave activists can list a litany of reasons why the practice should be banned. It’s a sign of amateurishness and bad fandom; it’s annoying for the people who want to watch the game and it may even distract the players. Whitzman won’t name names, but she said that during her time in the MLB Fan Cave a handful of pros told her they couldn’t stand it.

But the biggest beef is that those conducting the wave tend to choose a pivotal moment in the game to steal the spotlight. “Timing is everything,” Whitzman says.

Anti-wave activists. Also known as party-poopers.

Lets look at their righteous reasons:

sign of amateurishness

Amateurishness – “a lack of the level of skill associated with an expert or professional”

First of all, nobody uses that word. Secondly, since when was going to a baseball or football game (or any sporting event for that matter) a skill one can be an expert of professional in?

Chill out. It’s just a game.

bad fandom

Being a fan is being part of a subculture. The fans you share a common team with and have companionship with makes being at the games even more fun. But hey, guess what, the people who do the wave are part of a subculture too.

And just like you can have a rival team, you can have rival sub cultures. The thing is, the other ‘team’ isn’t trying to get the other one silenced.

it’s annoying for the people who want to watch the game

Making a stink about people standing up and waving their arms and having a good time is no excuse to try and get it banned from stadiums.

It’s the same old victim mindset that I’ve written about in previous The D Live Culture Series posts.

If you’re there to just watch the game, how about, oh I don’t know, stay home and watch it!

Or, here’s a crazy idea, ignore them.

Feeling like you’re part of the game is way more fun. Try it out some time.

It’s like these people leave their special snowflake castles (their homes) then go out in the pubic and complain that their personal space isn’t as cozy.

Well hey guess what, life isn’t cozy. You get what you get and you don’t get upset.

it may even distract the players

If fans in the seats doing the wave distracts professional athletes during a game, then those professional athletes are no longer professional. Their skill set better be good enough to be able to play with distractions like that.

Have you ever been to a European football (soccer) match? There is no way a hastag like #KillTheWave would start.

Imagine if you were to complain to a Scot that he cannot say, “Ole ole ole ole!”

It would be pande-fucking-monium. Just be glad it’s not like that here in your precious fooseball game.

Also, when at a baseball game, I love when someone stands up and chirps the pitcher. It’s all part of the game.

But the biggest beef is that those conducting the wave tend to choose a pivotal moment in the game

THAT IS WHAT THE WAVE IS FOR!

To get up, get pumped up, and rally the troops to make a come back, or stay ahead.

Whitzman doesn’t want to be a killjoy. She says if there is a young kid in her row she’ll make an effort. But we aren’t teaching our children right if we encourage them to participate in the wave during an important part of the game, she says

So you’re recognizing  you’re being a butt hurt buzzkill, but please, will someone think of the children!

Josh Murray, 33, leads a silent protest every time the wave rolls through his section at the Rogers Centre. He stays glued to his seat and hopes others follow suit. But he has had little success convincing others.

Josh, when was the last time you got laid? That long huh. Wow.

“I would be happy to never see The Wave again,” he said. “But short of public shaming the people who are doing it, I’m not sure what to do.”

You could take your limp wrist and try slapping those waving mother fuckers. But, then again, you’ve probably never been in a fight have you Josh. That’s why you shamming people is all you know.

Until then, she’ll continue to fight the good fight (EDIT: and Joshy boy will be right there with her, holding her purse).

The good fight, wow. You guys must have nothing important to spend your time with other then looking for things to complain about.


This isn’t a new phenomenon, it’s been around for a few years. But this is the first time I’ve heard about people trying to #KillTheWave.

I’ll be sure to post this to the hashtag for all those killjoys to see.

I did a little more hunting around and found that the common theme of these Anti-fun activists is: It’s Annoying

There’s that ‘muh feelz’ meme again. I’m starting to think The D Live Culture Series will have a never ending supply of things to write about.

Oh well, I’m ready for it.

Play ball!

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I will gladly stay seated during a wave if these two lovely ladies are sitting in front of me.

DO YOU LIKE THE WAVE AT SPORTING EVENTS?

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I voted YES.