Friday, February 28, 2014

Don't Adopt Internationally.

  More and more I see more people adopting babies from other countries and it really grinds my gears. I'm all for adoption but I find it wrong when people don't adopt domestically. More and More people are adopting babies from foreign countries than adopting babies within the USA. Why go through all that trouble just to adopt a baby from a third world country when you can adopt one right here in the good old US of A.
  I just don't get the appeal of traveling out of the country going out of your way just to adopt a baby from some underdeveloped, underprivileged nation. I don't get why people do this. It must be a trendy thing to do. That's right, it's a hip trend right now to adopt a baby from some country like Somalia.
   Now here's why you should adopt a baby domestically. Many babies in the United States never get adopted right away or for a few years because people will adopt internationally. Every time you adopt a baby internationally you give a baby in the USA less of a chance of finding a good loving home. My parents were foster parents for many years and seen many babies they took care of get adopted by good loving parents. Although I was only a baby myself when they were foster parents, I can only imagine the joy it was for the parents who adopted the babies my parents took care of.
   Whatever happened to that concept of adopting babies from the USA? Many people still adopt domestically but those adoptions are overshadowed by the countless international adoptions that Americans do. My brother and his wife just adopted a baby and I am very proud of them for adopting a baby from the United States. I know they have a good home and my Sister in law is a great mother. They did a good thing by not adopting internationally. Just because some celebrity decides to adopt a baby from some third world country doesn't mean you have to do the same thing. If you do decide to adopt a baby, adopt domestically.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


  Today I thought I would keep it going with these 1-900 number commercials. Up for mockery today is a 1-900 number where you can talk to Santa Claus, (a recording) of course. Now as I said earlier in the 1-900-9099-CRY that 1-900 numbers were a huge fad back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now this one must have been preying on kids to call the 1-900 number to talk to Santa Claus without getting their parent's permission.
   I can bet you any amount of money that lots of children called this 1-900 number without getting their parents permission and getting into a lot of trouble. This hotline was just asking for kids to call this number without getting their parents permission. Because what kid wouldn't want to talk to Santa Claus? Not to many kids. This hotline must have made a huge amount of money from kids calling without getting Mommy or Daddy to give them permission to call. I love in these commercials that are geared toward kids to get their parents permission before they call the hotline.
   Now this Santa Claus Hotline cost $2 for the first minute and $0.45 for each additional minute. It's a real money maker there.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


  Ok today I thought I would write about a 1-900 number commercial. Back in the 1980s and early 1990s there were tons of ads on TV for 1-900 numbers. Practically every celebrity that was popular back then had their own 1-900 hotline. Then there was the random 1-900 numbers for stupid crap such as Creep Phone and yes, a Santa Claus hotline. But no 1-900 number has to be stupider than this one I am writing about today.
The Number shown in the video is different because it might be an earlier version of the number.
  If you are wondering if there really was such a thing as a 1-900 number for crying, you'll be shocked to find out that it really did exist. 1-900-9099-CRY was the hotline you would call to make you cry. Ok let's get this thing straight, the only thing you'll be crying about is how much you were charged for calling this 1-900 number on your phone bill. That's right you had to pay a whopping $2 for the first minute and $0.45 for each additional minute. Geez it sounds like a scam right? It in fact is a scam because when you called 1-900-9099-CRY you got a prerecorded sob story that would supposedly make you cry when you listened to it.
  Now if you called this number, you needed to get your head examined. This was a total waste of $2. Who called things like this? I don't even want to know who did call these stupid gimmick hotlines because they are total idiots who did call them. As PT Barnum once said, There's a Sucker born every minute.

Monday, February 10, 2014

2014 Is Another Great Year for Hot Wheels

  You know the old slogan, The Hess Truck is back and It's better than ever? Well I guess you can apply that to Hot Wheels cars every year. It seems like every year now the basic lineup gets better and better than the previous year. Why is that? Well the good folks at Mattel seem to outdo themselves every year and that's a good thing. Here is why 2014 is a great year for Hot Wheels.
  For Starters we got an upcoming Mastretta MXR which is a Mexican car, a first for Hot Wheels and will make an obscure car for anyone's collection. Then you got a 80 Dodge Power Wagon a LaFerarri, a 73 Dodge Charger, a 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone, a Koenigsegg Agera R. In addition to those upcoming cars, we have already seen the Alfa Romeo 8C, 1990 Honda Civic EF, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, Porsche Panamera, The Jetsons Capsule Car, Max Steel Turbo Racer, The Datsun 620, 1963 Aston Martin DB5, 2014 COPO Camaro, and 1974 Brazilian Dodge Charger. I love how Mattel seems to be on a Brazilian kick lately.
  Also the Monster Jam trucks seem to be off to a great start as well. We already got an updated Batman, a non mud trucks Superman, an updated Avenger. Some of the new Models are Scooby Doo

Saturday, February 8, 2014

I Hate Greatest Hits Albums

  One of the things I despise the most is greatest hits albums. They are pointless and are a huge waste of money. I get the fact that they are made to make a quick buck for the record labels and might contain one or two new songs on them. On the other hand they seem to clog up the racks at the record store.
  Most fans despise greatest hits albums because they don't want to spend more money just for two new songs. I have to agree on that 100%. Greatest hits albums are a disease. Everytime I go into Kmart and look at the $5 CD's they have 99.999 % of them are some form of compilation album such as Greatest hits albums or Extended versions. Listen up record labels, nobody wants to buy extended versions or greatest hits albums!
  Greatest Hits albums make no sense at all. For example, Nine Inch Nails was supposed to put out a contractually obligated greatest hits album for their former record label, Universal Music Group, or UMG for short. The album was supposed to have two new songs on it. Here's how Trent Reznor outsmarted UMG, he started out making the two new songs for the greatest hits album and turned them into a brand new Nine Inch Nails album, Hesitation Marks. So Trent Reznor basically gave UMG a middle finger when it came to the Greatest Hits album. It would be weird to hear songs like Head Like a Hole, Down In It, Closer, Starfuckers Inc, Only, March of the Pigs, The Perfect Drug all on one CD when they are meant to be heard on their original albums.
  Also Best buy has tons of Greatest Hits albums that are being shelfwarmers. Move over Rey Mysterio and John Cena there's a new king of the shelfwarmers in town.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Reproduction Alcatraz Inmate Cup vs Real Inmate Cup.

Real Cup
Here is how to tell the difference between a real Alcatraz Inmate cup and the replica sold at Alcatraz. The real cup has a slightly different shape and handle than the replica has and instead of having USP Alcatraz on the side it has F.P. Alcatraz on the bottom.
Real Cup

Replica Cup