Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Nosferatu III

In the last episode of Nosferatu, I talked about the viscous life sucking creature known as Bank of America. I explained how Bank of America, and banks in general, drain your energy by trying to make you believe that you are dependant on them, and then convincing you to give them your money, calling it, "fees."

In this episode, I will talk about another large life sucking entity, which is growing more and more similar to banks, called college. College is an entity which charges large amounts of tuition, leaving it's attendees virtually destitute for the years which they attend, yet it doesn't stop there. Students also have to pay sky high prices for textbooks, like my $127.00 softcover marketing book. But it doesn't stop there. On top of the visible expenses, are many fees, much like with banks. Each class will have fees for each class, depending on the amount of credits, like lab fees. Then there's parking fees, and library computer fees. And if you're thinking of taking classes online, there's a fee for online video streaming. These institutions can charge all kinds of fees, because, like banks, they have no fear. Colleges are seen as the road to success, thus everybody wants in and will pay any price.

Beware the fees

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ghost Hunters

Happy Halloween. Here's my latest video, Ghost Hunters.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Factoid of the Week

The ghost of a disappointed lover haunts the Toys 'R' Us in Sunnyvale, California.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Factoid of the Week

A bank issued a credit card to a tree.


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Another Moment in Natural Selection

Thought I'd post this for old times sake. Think they're having fun now?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Two Years of J-Dubb's Theatre

Note: This post conatins many links. You may want to just skim their content.

J-Dubb's Theatre has now officially been around for two years. So now I will recap the second year of J-Dubb's Theatre. I know how you love a good anniversary recounting. Don't deny it, I know you do.

The second year began by recounting the first year of J-Dubb's Theatre.

Then, after Moral of the Week was set back on track, I posted the first of the new Crack Kills series. The second still has yet to be posted. Granpa Munster then paid a visit for Halloween.

In November, I featured Gerald Ford as Superstar of the Week, eerily, a few days before he died. Then I pissed people off with a controversial topic. And I made sure to practice my democratic rights.

December almost came and went with no account, until the Drumming Fat Kid showed up again.

In January, I uncovered the evil plot set by the devious Burger King and the villainous X-Box.

February was a big month; after the victory of Indianapolis, I made my YouTube de vue. After this, my videos pretty much took over as the main focus of J-Dubb's Theatre.

March was mostly posts about new videos.

The first post in April was a big deal, since I went the whole month, the previous year, without posting.

In May, I went to Newport, and got a prank phonecall from an old fashioned gent.

Then in June, I made plans to get the blog rolling again as I did the previous summer.

In July, I ran into several famous Youtubers, including the infamous spammer, Lisa Nova.

In the month of August, I went missing. First, I was kidnapped by the secret society, The Order, from the world of YouTubes, Lonelygirl15. They took over my blog and posted a video on my YouTube channel. Then a member of La Rezisto, took over my channel and began posting updates on the search for me. This ended with the disappearances of me, The Order, LaRezisto, and many other YouTube personalities, and finally, yet another takeover of my blog, by the Television Networks.

In September, I returned, and posted the videos chronicling my adventures, saving YouTube from The Network. Then I added the "Best of" feature to this blog.

And finally, in the month of October, I've featured Peyton Manning as Superstar of the Year, and made the second anniversary post, recounting the second year of J-Dubb's Theatre.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sony WTF

So, Sony's been making a lot of bonehead moves lately, at least in the Playstation department. Well, it looks like they're well on their way to the last nail in the coffin.

It seems that Sony has come out with a new version of the highly unsuccessful PS3, the 40GB Playstation 3, which has already been released in Europe and Japan. It seems, however, that the Sony geniuses have left out the "one" advantage that the Playstation has against the X-Box: backwards compatibility. Before the PS3 and the X-Box 360 hit the market, the major issue was that the 360 had only limited backwards compatibility, whereas the PS3 was fully backwards compatible. Well, X-box is looking pretty good next to Sony now. (No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. I actually made a positive remark about X-Box. That's pretty bad for Sony).

After years of having to abandon our old cartridge games when the next system came out, backwards compatibility has always been a big deal.

Funny thing is, SCE Worldwide Studios President, Phil Harrison, was actually quoted recently in saying, "Backwards compatibility, as you know from PlayStation One and PlayStation 2, is a core value of what we believe we should offer. And access to the library of content people have created, bought for themselves, and accumulated over the years is necessary to create a format. PlayStation is a format meaning that it transcends many devices -- PSOne, PS2, and now PS3."

Yet, after the development of the new system, SCEE spokesperson, Nick Sharples, was quoted in saying, "We have made clear on many occasions that our priority is on developing innovative new features and services for PS3 and not on backwards compatibility." Notice how he didn't make any mention of the games themselves. These guys just aren't getting it.

As well, Sony marketing has once again displayed complete disregard for timing. Thing is, the PS3 barely even has a library at this point. Most people are still focusing on PS2 games. If they're going to release a PS3 only system, you'd think they'd have the sense to wait until they actually have a game base. But then, it just goes to show, once again, that they are still putting their focus on the features of the system, and missing the very point of a gaming consul: GAMES! Get a clue Sony.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Superstar of the Year is Peyton Manning

Since the beginning of this blog, I have chosen random people to feature for, "Superstar of the Week". Now, it's time for the second "Superstar of the Year". The difference is that the Superstar of the Year is someone who I actually select for a J-Dubb's Theatre tribute, as opposed to just the first name that comes to mind, like with Superstar of the Week. This year, I've decided that there's no one better to represent the year of 2007 than legendary quarterback, Peyton Manning.After the disapointment of the loss of Seattle in the previous superbowl, preceeding a very disappointing year, the victory of the Colts ushered in a much better year in 2007.
Peyton manning has shown to be not only a great quarterback, but also a great personality. And the marketing agencies have caught on to this. Everybody seems to want him for their commercials this year. If the whole football thing falls through, he could always fall back on acting.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Spanking CBS

Well, looks like the Networks are at it again, demonstrating that they don't feel the need to show any respect for the customers because we keep accepting whatever shitty excuse for service they dish out.

A few minutes ago, I was watching a game on CBS between San Diego and Denver. It was an exciting game, as San Diego was pulling a huge lead for the first time this season. Then, as the third quarter ended, they decided to switch us over to a San Francisco game. The final quarter was about to begin, and CBS decided we wouldn't get to finish the game.

Seriously, how are they gonna think this is acceptable? I just found out that San Diego won, 43 to 3. They were in the 20's when the Network took the game away. Sure would have been nice to see what happened.

Anyways, the Networks are showing a blatant disregard for the customer. This is not the first time they've done this. Many times they have given us different games than advertised, or given us an infomercial instead of showing the game that they advertised. But taking away the game we've been watching for three quarters is just low.

But that's not all. Have you ever noticed how a network will play a certain commercial every commercial break, sometimes twice, and during multiple shows, until it grates on your nerves? Or how often, these days, a network will lose the signal right at the pinnacle of a show. That didn't happen when I was a kid. What's the excuse now? Don't tell me it's from upgrading to digital; if the end result is WORSE, it's NOT A FUCKING UPGRADE.

The Television Networks don't provide us a service. Their purpose is no longer to entertain, but to drink in the steady cash flow that they aren't afraid will dry up, because we have allowed them to become arrogant. They believe that they can slap us all in the face and we'll just keep coming back for more.

And they slap us in the face, because it turns a larger profit. Thing is, we have forgotten that; we don't exist so that the Networks can turn a larger profit, they exist to entertain us, while making a profit. If they feel they've transcended the need to provide us with quality services, then there is no more reason for them to be making money.

They will continue this dehumanizing lack of respect until we knock them off their high horse. Somehow, they need to feel accountable for their "services", or they will continue to display this lack of quality.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Factoid of the Week

The nursery rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence" originated as a coded message used for recruiting pirates.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Superstar of the Week is the White Rabbit

Oops! Superstar of the Week is supposed to be Monday. Looks like the White Rabbit is late again.