Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wedding Update

Happy 2009!!!! I managed to survive the wedding, but only by the skin of my teeth. I did manage to walk away with some funny stories, though.
The point I consider the worst was when my Grandma began discussing my date life with a lady we had only known for about 2 hours. I dislike it when she asks me about my girlfriends, let alone when she chats idly about them with near-strangers. It was incredibly traumatizing, let me tell you.
Now, for the funny story. When they threw the garter, I plain out refused to go up. My uncle, however, was dragged up there and forced to try and catch it. When the groom tossed it, guess who it landed in the hands of? That's right, my uncle. He was horribly embarrassed, although he really should have saved it for the next stage. When the bride threw the bouquet, a 15-ish year old girl caught it. My uncle reddened. He went up to put the garter on her, but before he could the mother of the bride ran up and told the DJ to stop him, because they were related. I'm sure the DJ has encountered this scenario before, and he followed an alternate script and played some different music. My uncle got the garter put on him, with Dude Looks Like A Lady playing. Now, even for a normal dude this would be horrible, but my uncle has an, ahem, condition that made it worse. He has hair that falls to the middle of his back. It's not like he's a Hippie or anything, he apparently just doesn't like haircuts. So, he's getting the garter put on him, with his really long hair, and the earlier mentioned song playing in the background. It was side-splittingly funny, and probably one of his top-ten worst moments in his life.
It's not nice to laugh at others, but I think that gets an exception for being extra funny. Well, I've told my tales, and wished you all a happy 2009, so I think I'm going to finish this thing off. Once again, happy 2009!

One Wedding And No Funerals

Hello, everyone. Is the Internet, like, dead today? There have been no posts on any of the blogs I follow, and no one is logged in to Messenger. I've read my way through the archives of this web comic, and Slow Wave only posts once a week. I can't even shop on amazon, because I'm totally broke.
On an unrelated note, in about an hour and a half, I'm going to a wedding reception. We're only going to the reception, and if it's boring, we'll leave to go see the new James Bond flick. Two years ago, we went to see Casino Royale, to properly welcome the year (2007). Last year, we saw I Am Legend, which was kind of over-rated. I read the novella before going to see it, and it was way better. Seriously, the movie had absolutely nothing to do with the book, other than the whole vampire thing.
Has anyone been missing my CD and movie reviews? I haven't really gotten anything worthy of review, so I haven't been. I'm glad to see that the poll on the side bar actually got some responses. It's been the first since Boyd's World gained a following, and I'm quite glad.
OK, looks like it's time for this post to end. Time to put on a tie...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Electronic Stuff

Hello, everyone. It's the day before New Year's Eve, and I'm posting again. I was watching a movie, but my stupid DVD player is bent and determined to skip as much as possible. I got a lens cleaner from radio shack, but it skips too, so I doubt it helps. The problem with buying on is the fact it has a VCR built in, and they really don't make those any more. At least, that's what I've determined through glancing quickly at appliances when looking at movies. I'm sure they have them, just not in the limited places I've looked.
By the way, I am throwing that party I was talking about. Ashley's going, and so are Alix and Stephen. It's gonna be pretty awesome, what with the great selection of music. Stephen is bringing a huge collection of music, and everyone is invited to bring MP3 players and stuff to plug in. I spent a large-ish chunk of my day cleaning the basement, and firing up the wood stove. I got the best location for my amp figured out, and all that good stuff. We're getting a couch on friday, and it's going to be great.
I wish I was posting more often, but I suppose it's for the best. Looking back, some of the November posts, the month I was so post-happy, were total crap. I mean, how much can someone talk about being bored and proper grammar? Blah blah blah. I'm going to finish this post, as to keep from being November-ey.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

This Post Will Change Your Life

Hey, everyone. I had a great Christmas, and I got everything I asked for. I'm posting because, well, I've been a slacker lately. I really need to keep up with my blog more. I've been IMing a lot lately, and it's hard to focus. Currently, no one is online, for at least a few minutes.
Oh! I finally hit the 10 followers mark! I'm pretty happy. Thanks, Diane, for helping me achieve that. Currently, my blog has had 113 hits since I installed a counter. I'm glad, because 3 months ago Boyd's World was virtually unknown. Now, everyone seems to have a blog.
I just got a cool book (not a Christmas gift). It's called This Book Will Change Your Life, and it was created by this site. It's 365 days of activities geared towards changing the way you look at life. It's kind of anarchist, but still pretty cool. I think the main goal is to turn you into a social pariah. I started today, and I can already feel the changes occurring. OK, not really, but I'm sure the anti-social activities in this book will soon change my outlook on life. One of the weirdest days is day 13: write a letter to a famous serial killer.
I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to achieve some of these activities, such as going an entire day without talking. I'm going to carry around a sign that tells people my plight, but I'm sure some of my teachers will be slightly disapproving.
Well, people are online again, so I'm going to end this. Posts get discordant if I write when IMing, for some reason. Well, see you later, my lovely readers.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

'Twas The Night Before Christmas...

Hello, it's about 10:41, and in between IMs, I'm going to post about my experiences with Christmas. I'm going to get up and open presents. I'm kind of hoping for a distortion pedal... After that, we're going to my grandparents house, where my great aunt and my uncle (not great) will also be.
Today, I've already gotten a few things. My great aunt exchanges gifts the night before, for some reason, and she got me a Barnes and Noble gift card (sweet!). Also, in our family, the night before, we get to open one gift. I did so, and I got a peacoat!!!! I've been wanting one, ever since Edward wore one in Twilight. It's totally cool looking.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house; not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... probably because I have to use a crappy laptop touchpad...
Well, merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Late Night Speculations

If any of you read either Ashley or Stephen's blogs, you probably already know what I'm about to tell about. For those who don't, allow me to tell you exactly why I'm really tired and I slept in until 11 'o' clock today. Last night, I somehow managed to stay up until 1 in the morning (so, really, it was today). I couldn't bring myself to get out of bed before 11 this morning, even with the help of wonderful Diet Pepsi. Now, it's about 10:50, and I just logged on. Apparently, that's too late for someone to be on Yahoo Messenger, so now I'm really bored.
I was planning on trying to convert some tapes to MP3, but I can't find my tape player. Plus, I'm not even sure if what I'm planning will work, so it has a 50% chance of being a moot point.
Does anyone know the significance of the number42? I've obviously got it as a photo on my toolbar, but some may not get its meaning. It's a nerd thing. In The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, it is the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything. The Guide is a somewhat unknown series, at least in my area. I try and promote it, such as with my toolbar pic, but it just doesn't seem to catch on. Oh well, it's probably for the best. I don't think stuff like that should be known by the public, anyway.
I'm going to get going, so have a great day.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Concert

I'm having a good day, so I think I'll post. I'm listening to good music (The Cure), I'm talking to a friend (Ashley), and I'm watching a really freaky, trippy movie on channel 20.
Well, I did mention I'd tell you about my concert yesterday. I played totally awesome, except for one little part. Unfortunately, that one little part was my duet, the only time during the entire concert I was one of the only two people playing. Other than that, though, I did great. Actually, our whole band did really good, except for 3 of our saxophone players. They seem to be totally inept at counting, and playing, for that matter. Luckily, they were pretty much drowned out, and we sounded great.
We've had a substitute director for the past six weeks, because our band teacher was gone on maternity leave. Our regular teacher is pretty cool, but I really wish our sub was our full time teacher. Now, I'm saying this from a purely professional view, and I really have no quarrels with either teacher. It's just that the sub was a really good conductor, and I found it easier to follow along. He also taught us a lot of stuff we didn't know. Plus, he had the coolest name: Mr. T. It just naturally led to tons of jokes, like "Mr. T. pities the fool who plays a wrong note."
Well, time is winding down, and so am I. I'm tired, and I think I'm gonna go to bed now. I'll see you next time, on Boyd's World!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blogging In School, Remixed

Hello. It's been a while, hasn't it? I am handing out the invites to my party tomorrow, so you can see that I managed to get that all worked out...
Guess what?!? At our school, as class prez, I get to go to meetings where stuff is planned, like future electives and extracurricular activities. Our principal, Mr. Haynes, mentioned that he wanted to get something going after school that got kids reading and writing, as well as taught them valuable Internet skills. He kept mentioning pod casts, which is really just a buzzword for teachers, and some other thing like "moving storyboards". One of the teachers mentioned she had been hearing a lot about those blog things, and I immediately pounced upon the opportunity. I listed all of the benefits to a blog, and how they would fit his needs perfectly. Impressed by my apparent knowledge on the subject, he assigned me to work with the teachers organizing it. Pretty cool, huh? I may have brought a flood of new blogs to our lovely little community.
I'm making this a relatively short post, because I'm totally dead on my feet. I had a band concert, which I'll talk more about in my next post. It seems like another Soprano's kind of ending today, so-

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Partying, Pt. 2

Hey everyone. Sorry that I haven't posted for a whole day, but I'm trying to not post when I don't have a good-ish topic to write about. I just got back from an awesome party, this time at Ashley's house. I had a ton of fun, and I wish I hadn't had to leave so early. However, that's just how it goes.
I want to have a party at my house sometime, but there are a few problems. I need the space necessary for people to hang out, and the only place big enough is my basement. My basement isn't finished, and it has no furniture to speak of. It's kind of a storage space for stuff like my Legos (yes, I still enjoy Legos, don't judge me) and it has stuff like exercise equipment and tools. It's got cement walls and a crappy floor, and it has lots of cobwebs. We're going to get a couch for down there soon, which will probably solve the seating problem. I think, despite the many issues, I can fix it up to the point of usability, and I will be successful.
I'm going to get going now, because I'm getting distracted by the T.V. Kung Foo Panda is a total rip-off of Star Wars, yet I'm still drawn into it. Probably because it has Jack Black in it, and every movie he's in has to be good. See you soon, on Boyd's World.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Records And 8-Tracks And Tapes, Oh My!!




Hello everyone. It's time for another Boyd's World post, the exact thing you were all hoping for when you logged on. Did I post yesterday? If I didn't, then I apologize. If I did, then I need my memory checked.


Okay, lets get to it. Have you ever tried to get a certain album on every kind of media? Records, tapes, 8 tracks, CD's, all of that good stuff. I wish I could get The Wall on every media, just to compare meaningless trivial stuff, but it's almost impossible to find it on tape, at least at the prices I'm willing to spend. I do have Dark Side of the Moon on tape as well as CD, but the tape was pretty much trashed while it was in storage in my grandparents' attic. It's still cool though, to hear how much sound quality has improved. I also kind of like the garage-band sound a tape or record gives music, so I win there as well. I have a lot of tapes, at least for someone of my generation, but I would like to get a MP3 converter so I can put them on my fake-Ipod. I've got lots of Weird Al tapes, and I'm trying to get them all on CD from the public library. I have a few oddities, like Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party. It's a really sweet tape, full of that unique New-Wave sound we all dig.


I also realized something as I read an old CD review of mine. I critiqued A.F.I. for being all goth and depressed when they're so famous and well liked, and felt they were just maintaining that image for their fans. My realization was that I listen to bands like The Cure and The Smiths, who were popular, yet kept up that very sad, goth look. I don't criticize them for it, because I enjoy their music more, but I'm kind of being unfair. I officially revoke the rating I gave that album, and would like to exchange it for a three out of five. Really, I was somewhat prejudiced from that band by what others said, and I didn't really review it as unbiased as one would want.


There, I've spoken my feelings about old musical media, and I've apologized for my bias. It seems like a good way to finish this post, which means I will. See you next time on Boyd's World!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Viewer's Mail #1

Good morning to you all. I've been asked a few questions by the newer followers of Boyd's World, so I think today's post will be a viewer's mail #1-type post. You asked it, now I'll answer it.
To Deep Blue Diamond: My favourite books by Micheal Crichton are probably Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Andromeda Strain. I've been a fan of his for about three years now, and the first book of his I read was a giant hardcover edition of Jurassic Park. My "occupation" is student.
To Ashley: In my band, which really isn't a band at all due to the fact I kicked everyone out, I sing. I'm learning, slowly but surely, electric guitar, and once I'm to the point I can say I play and be telling the truth, I might play rhythm or lead as well. In addition to those, I play cornet for the school band. I recently got 1st chair, though I'm not really sure how.
To Aaron Costello: Okay, you didn't really ask a question, but I still feel the need to respond to your comment. I use a P.C., but not necessarily out of personal choice. About half of my posts are done on school computers, so those I have absolutely no choice over, and the home computer I use is my mom's laptop, which doesn't give me trouble. I think I'd like to experiment with Macs, because so many authors swear by them, but in order to do that I would need to buy my own. In order to buy my own, I would have to refrain from constantly buying CD's from Amazon, and I just don't think that's going to happen.
Okay, glad we've got that all down. If any of the readers do have questions, please, feel free to ask them via the comment button. I really enjoy having a good subject to write about, and answering these questions gives me one.
Well, now that I've been the good blog author who responds quickly and courteously to questions, I've gotta run. Reality is about to start back up, and I'm going to have to deal with it. Until next time, peace out.





Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Solution And A Rabbit

Hello again, all you lovely readers. I discovered something a little while ago: violence motivates my guitar to work. I told this dude at school who knows a lot about guitars my problem, and he recommended a solution that involved tearing the whole thing apart. I did so, but his diagnosis was wrong. After I put it back together, I was fiddling with the pickup selector when it suddenly started working! I played it joyfully, discovering somehow all the pickups worked again. My joy was brief, however, because it soon started buzzing again. In frustration, I hit it really hard on the pickups, and it played some more! I found out that when I hit it in a certain place, it will work for a short period of time. It won't be a permanent fix, but for now I'm happy.
Oh, have I talked to you about my rabbit yet? He's awesome. His name is Koko, and for those of you who care, he's a mix between a Netherland Dwarf and a Polish. He's brown, and incredibly fat. I realized you all had no idea he existed as I cleaned his pen, a chore I despise. It's bad enough to do in the summer, when I don't freeze to death doing it. Unfortunately, I live in Michigan, where you can get a sunburn and frostbite in the same week. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, but it can be tragic.
Well, I've pretty much given you an update on my life, so now I will end this post in a totally generic manner. Bye!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Henry Ford And IMAX

Hi, I'm posting the results of my trip to the Henry Ford Museum and IMAX. I had a lot of fun at the museum, because the people in my group were Stephen (you all know him) and Bobby, a new kid in our troop who, despite his age, is almost 6 feet tall, taller than 5 foot 9 you're currently talking to.
A weird thing happened while we were there, though. We had just gotten back from lunch, where another group had told us that there was a group of college-age girls trying to get people from our troop pose with them for photos. It wasn't five minutes after that when they approached us. They didn't even ask us to take the photo, they just kind of walked up and told us to get in a group. We all knew about them, so we were kind of laughing to ourselves when they got a photo of one of the girls standing with us. They never really asked if they could, or spoke to us at all, except for instructing us to smile and a quick thank-you. Apparently, this happened to a couple other groups as well... I guess Boy Scouts are supposed to pose for photos? It was really weird and funny.
When we got to IMAX, it was showing Polar Express, which I've seen about a million times already. I had my MP4 player in my pocket, so I decided to listen to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon to see if the two movies synced up in any significant manner. To make a long story short, after two complete playings of the album, I discovered that no, no there was no significant correlations. It was pretty cool though, and parts that were really slow and dramatic were usually during the fast songs, and vice versa. I would have liked to have listened to The Wall instead, but it's split into two different parts on the menu, making a good segway impossible. Maybe next time...
I got this cool souvenir at the gift shop, it's called a hand boiler and it demonstrates heat transfer. the basic principle is this: when you put your hand around the bottom of the thing, it boils the liquid and causes it to rise to the top in a classic display of the water cycle. It's going to make a sweet dust-collector, at least.
Well, now that you managed to get all the highlights of the museum and IMAX without paying, I believe I'll end this post. Perhaps I'll see you tomorrow, who knows?

Friday, December 5, 2008

A Museum Of Trees?

Good morning, everyone! It's a short post kind of day, because I only have about ten minutes. I just felt like checking in, because I probably won't get a chance to write later. I'm going out looking for a Christmas tree. I want a really pimpin' black artificial tree they have at WalMart, but my mom wants to just get a regular-looking one. I see nothing wrong with a unique tree, but apparently she doesn't think the rest of the family will approve when they come over. It's pretty bogus, if I may say so myself.
Oh, tomorrow I'm going to the Henry Ford Museum, and then the Imax next door. It's a thing with Boy Scouts, so I'm not sure how fun it will be yet. At least I got in a good group for wandering a museum, because I know some groups will probably just run through the place, pressing buttons. My favourite part of the museum is the section where they have stuff from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Good music, cool technology, and interesting fashions all came from those era's, and I love to see it and compare them all to modern day.
Well, the bell is about to ring, so I have to get going. Oh, there it is!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Crush of Society and Going Solo

I realized that I haven't wrote an update on my band, and my whole rock stardom in general, so I believe that's today's subject. First, about Crush of Society. I kicked out everyone, so pretty much I'm bandless again. I couldn't stand their constant insanities, and I was feeling oppressed. Now, I don't actually play, so that may sound a bit dramatic, but I reserve the right to sound however I please when in my electric domain. I kept the name of the band solely because I really like it, and I think that if I ever do get a band, it could still be named that.
As my guitar playing goes, I'm actually getting pretty good. The thing is though, I can't read music for guitar, and I can't play actual chords. Oh, sure, I can play imaginary ones with the best of posers, but when I sit down with actual sheet music I start to freak out. I've tried playing my cornet music on the guitar, with notes, but the way it's written sounds really messed up. Also, I'm too cheap to buy solo music for my cornet online, so all I've got are band arrangements. If it wasn't for the fact I played a solo-heavy instrument, I would probably have much less to try and play. As it is, the only stuff I've gotten from cornet music is part of Iron Man and Smoke On the Water, neither of which really fit into my niche of music.
I did discover, however, that either the line into my amp or the guitar itself is broken. I can't get the sound to go to the amp every time, and it really sounds better amplified. I have two acoustics to my disposal, but they're strung right-handed, so I would have to re-teach myself the guitar right-handed. I really don't care that much, so I've just been playing it unplugged lately. I've had a guitar for 344 days so far, and I have about that much experience.
I'm going to stop talking guitar now, so it doesn't get too tedious. Plus, the bell's about to ring, and I've got to go and learn (in between socializing, that is). I'll probably post again tomorrow, so no one out there gets too bored while I'm away.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Outsider

Wow!! Someone I don't know is following Boyd's World! I don't want to seem crazy, but this is totally awesome. If someone managed to find this without my help, perhaps soon others will as well. Now, I still haven't ruled out the possibility that the person was really just advertising her own blog, but it's not like I can blame someone for that. I've considered going through the various blogs and following them, or posting comments, just to get followers. Really, it doesn't matter, because it brings my follower number up, and hers as well.
Perhaps blatant advertisement is the way to go. No, no, that can't be as good of an idea as it seems. I can understand someone doing that, but some might not. I don't want to hurt my rep on Blogger. I would love to get more followers, but I also don't want to be universally despised for mass advertisement, which I think I would be.
So, to sum it all up, someone has discovered Boyd's World without knowing me. I'd like to say thanks to her, thanks for following my blog. It's cool just to see the number of followers, and cooler to see a person I don't know listed as one of them.
I've got to go now, because school's nearing it's end and I have to go in for allergy shots. Yes, Keeley, I'm writing about my allergies more. Must you be so obsessive over one small aspect of the legacy that is Boyd's World?
See you all later!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Elements And Inspiration

Wow, sorry about the whole time gap between posts. I've been pretty busy lately, being a slacker and all. I've got to memorize the first 20 elements and their symbols by tomorrow, and I think I have them down. mnemonic devices seem to help me a lot, and I found some cool ones on the net. Well, I have them down right now, but in 12 hours, who knows? They might just disappear from my mind.
I'm worried I lost that spark of inspiration that caused me to write so much in November. Well, I know I didn't lose it, but it may have dimmed a little. I sit here, having not written in two days, with nothing noteworthy to write. I'm IMing at the same time, so I'm probably distracted. I wouldn't call it writing under the influence, but it is close to it because of the high amount of anti-focus I'm currently suffering from.
It's almost pathetic, my lack of inspiration. I can't find a thing to write about, while the five other blogs I may or may not have inspired are flowing with long and fascinating posts. Where did I go wrong?
Actually, this post seems pretty inspired, so perhaps all hope is not gone. It's almost pushing the mark that I consider long, and I'm pretty proud. Perhaps my lack of inspiration is somewhat inspiring. I know, that's an oxymoron, but you're hearing it from one, so it's okay.
Well, I'm gonna get going, because I succeeded in my mission of writing a good blog post. It may not be the best, but I'm sure it will tide you over until the next, probably tomorrow. Bye!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blogs, Blogs, Everwhere!

Hi, just a quick post today. I felt that I should tell you about a new blog, formed about three hours after my last post, which was all about new blogs being formed. It started the normal way: a friend logged on, I asked her to check out Boyd's World, she asked how to make a blog, blah blah blah. I'll have a link down on my toolbar, under "Saraha's Blog". So far, it's been more of an obsession for Twilight, but I can foresee it becoming something great.
This new blog thing is going out of control. I feel like I've started something that's accelerating to the point of ridiculous. Now, I'm not complaining at all, because it means the odds of there being a new post every time I log on dramatically better.
Well, like I said earlier, this is going to be a short post. It was great chatting with you, everyone.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Blogs Aplenty!

Wow, yet another blog has been formed. Alix decided the time was right to form a blog, and proceeded to do so. It is, like everyone else's, way better than mine. I'm not too concerned about this, because I'm just glad to have created a wave. Since the formation of my blog, at least three others have been formed because of it. I know not too many people read Boyd's World, but apparently those who do are so inspired they create their own. It's a domino effect, too. They'll tell their exclusive friends, who will read them, possibly form their own blogs, tell people about it, etc, etc. They will also all read about Boyd's World on their friend's blog, check it out, be interested, and start to follow it. Soon it will be the blog with the most followers, because it's the top of the pyramid.

Yes, that's right. I openly admit that I formed a pyramid scam. But is it really that horrible? It has given three people reason to write everyday already, and perhaps someday more. Is causing other people to write more in this world where no one really needs to such a bad thing? It's like the pass it forward concept, except I probably won't get stabbed. I mean, I hope not.

And, Blogger must be pretty happy as well. I've gotten three new people to use the site, and I plan on getting more. I mean, everyone wins! Well, except for the last person. I'm going to get going now, because I don't want to make this post too rambling. Bye!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Late One Thanksgiving Night

Hi, and happy Thanksgiving. I had a good one, although from some whiny blog posts maybe not all did. I'm certain that I haven't been posting enough, because Ashley managed to make two consecutive posts before I made another. She normal posts about once a week, and the thought that I didn't post at all in between two of her posts just shows poor maintenance. Sure, we can all remember those dark ages of one post every two weeks, and of course I do obsessively-compulsively post, but still! I am proud of the fact that I post the most of everyone.
All ranting aside, there's no one on because of the fact it's a national holiday. Well, actually, it's probably not that, because by checking time stamps on E-mails and blog posts I can tell that at least two people have been on today, and possibly more. I'm not desperate for human contact, but I'm getting quite bored. I've been watching The Incredibles on TV, and I am glad it's on. As far as Pixar films go, it's not half bad. Really, to tell the truth, I can't think of one of their films I didn't like.
Yay, someones online! I think I should take this as an excuse to stop the post, but quite honestly, I've been disappointed with the length of my recent blog posts. They've been lacking a little bit, and that is disturbing. However, it's getting harder to concentrate on writing this post, so I believe I must. Well, I'll see you soon, my wonderful readers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This Is A Wednesday Post

Happy Wednesday! Sorry about not posting yesterday. I went online to possibly post, but Ashley was on, and soon two others were as well. I had a hard enough time keeping up all of the conversations, without throwing a blog post in there as well. Sometimes one's mind is too easily distracted.
I'm still not sure what I'm planning on writing about today, although the browser is obviously open and I'm writing. I usually have some idea as to what I plan on writing about before hand, but not today. Perhaps, when in this scenario in the future, I shouldn't post. In this month alone I've posted over 20 times, although this blog itself only has about 80 posts over it's entirety. I've come across some inspiration lately, apparently, because the amount of posts have shot up since the January of last year. Soon Boyd's World will be celebrating it's one year anniversary, and I think I might throw a party. Don't tell it, though, it's a surprise. Not a real party, mind you, one on this here confounded Internet thing.
Well, I'm gonna get going, because I still have to check out the Dilbert blog this morning, as well as fiddle with some settings on here. See ya, and have a great Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 24, 2008

General Insights Into Madness

Good morning, at least where I am. By the time anyone reads this, it will be a good afternoon, but I like to be true to myself. If you say that's what your doing, you can get away with incredibly stupid things, such as disobeying the direction of time. I personally use it as an excuse for nearly everything, and it's never betrayed me. Except for that one time it did. Okay, it appears that I have no point here, so I think I'll just walk away for a minute...and we're back.

I discovered recently the enormous multitude of cool wallpapers that exist here online. I don't really trust screen savers from the Internet yet, because how can you trust anything that would be willing to spam your computer continually? Whenever I log onto the Dilbert homepage, a pop up about screen savers comes up, and minimizes itself so it can stay on your computer a little longer. The very first time I visited the new, Beta homepage, Internet Explorer asked me if I wanted to allow pop ups from the site, and because I trusted Dilbert, I foolishly did. Now whenever I go on, I feel the rage at Screen Savers For Windows slowly bubble up. I'm afraid soon I'm going to get so annoyed I'll call them up and go all crazy on the automated voice system. That's not healthy, for me or their answering machines.

Now, when I type this, it may sound like I'm in a very annoyed looking and acting state, but in reality, I'm sitting completely expressionless in front of the computer, with The Clash being pumped into my ears at incredibly loud volumes. It's a good way to start out the day, and I wouldn't sacrifice my calmness just to get annoyed at a pop up window. Sure, it irritates me way down inside, but you wouldn't be able to tell. I take the story as it may have been, and I use my artist license to spice it up a bit. If you don't like that, feel free to complain. If you do, however, I won't get annoyed, although I will act it on the next post.

I wonder what the ideal post length is? I usually try to make them long, but not to the point of pointlessness. I don't like to make them short, because I know that when I compulsively check all the blogs I read for new posts 100 times a day, on the rare occasion there is a new post I like it to be as long as possible so I can be distracted from the emptiness of the Internet for just a little bit more time. I'm definitely kidding, but the point does still remain. Or maybe not, we'll never really know.

I think I'm gonna get going, because I have to look something up on Wikipedia. Well, I'll be seeing you around.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Workin' For A Livin'

Hello readers. The past two days I've worked to construct a giant, three story rabbit pen for my bunny. I just got it ready for him to play in, and soon he will be able to move in permanently. It is built out of sections of those cube structures, held together by zip-ties. It's got two levels, and I'm going to put astro-turf style stuff on the floors. It's flippin' humongous, and I'm glad it's done, because the zip-ties are killing my fingers.
The reason for my lack of posts is due to the fact that yesterday I got Family Guy on DVD. I know some people think it's uncultured and crude, but I must disagree. It does push the envelope, but people need a little rebellion occasionally. People probably said the same about other ground-breaking elements of cultural controversy that now are just a part of society. When that darned rock 'n' roll music started, I imagine a lot of people hated it. Now it is a necessity to how some think and feel. Sure, some old people will always hate it, but that's why they have TV Land and other methods for staying inside of their little time proof bubbles. OK, I'm kidding in a controversial manner, so perhaps Boyd's World will someday be culture defining. Maybe not culture defining, but perhaps a good amusement for those in need of amusing.
IMing is really cool, isn't it? I'm chatting with Stephen right now. By the way, he has a blog now. It's called Livin' The Life, and it's yet another fighter in the rebellion against boring blogs. Here's a link:
It's a pretty great site.
Well, I think I'm gonna get going now. I'm playing tic-tac-toe with Stephen, and I have to fully concentrate in order to win, because I really suck at it. Wish me luck!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Multitasking

I've discovered the extent of my abilities to multitask recently. I'm able to have music playing in the background (The Wall), the T.V. on (Scrubs), YouTube playing in one ear, and to chat with a friend. Currently, I'm just watching to T.V., listening to music, and typing this psot, but I'm considering getting up and grabbing headphones so I can throw YouTube into the mix.
I think this is going to be a short post. Yes, yes it shall.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lot's 'O' Chatter

I finally got my top ten favourite albums sorted out. Now, this list is subject to change. In fact, I just now thought of one that is more deserving to be on there than another. It really seemed like a more daunting task in my head than it actually turned out to be. Quite honestly, it took about five minutes, and that was just because I had to put who performed each one and what ranking they got. I was originally just going to throw them up there in any order, because I really didn't think I could choose, but then I realized that that could be confusing. I also put who made each one on there as an afterthought, because I realized some of you may not have heard of some of them.
Wow, I really seem to be having a hard time typing this morning. I'm using the school computer, which I can normally type way faster on than my laptop, but today my fingers just don't want to hit the right keys. I'm not one of those people whose fingers just fly across the keyboard, but I am one of the fastest typers in my class. For a while, I tried using a self-instruction program, but because there was no real motivation to do all the lessons and follow directions, I soon lost interest. I did learn to use both hands and multiple fingers when typing, which is probably the cause for my speed.
well, it's only 7:04, and the bell won't be ringing for 16 minutes, but I seem ready to end this post. Now that I do my homework at home instead of at school every morning, I've been able to spend way more time on the computer. Plus, with my incredibly persistent cold, I've been just well enough to goof around online for hours. It's starting to get a little boring on here. People don't always post every day like I do, which leads to some boredom on other people's part. I've been looking for new sites to check out, and more channels on YouTube to watch. The YouTube thing is going well, thanks to some friends who have had high speed longer than I, but I've only found one new site. It's www.newgrounds.com, and it's just full of cool videos. They're way smoother than YouTube video's and a lot higher quality. The site was shown to me by Stephen, a Boyd's World pioneer who, although he has an account, for some reason hasn't signed up as a follower. He asked me to mention his name in the post, so I did in all my brutal scorn. OK, I'm kidding (kind of). The video he told me about was called Animator vs. Animation, and was incredibly cool. I could have sworn it was a real screen the whole time. I'd post a link, but to do that I'll have to check the history on my laptop.
Well, I think I'm gonna get going, so see you next time on Boyd's World.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Toolbars

I'm sure all of you have wondered in the past, "Drew, what are you're favourite bands?" Well, here are your answers. On the toolbar, located to the left, there is a list of all the bands and individuals I enjoy listening to. It's not in any particular order, though I did sort the bands a little in order of liking. That's not an easy thing for me to do, however, since my favourites' list changes throughout the day. If I'm sad, I might favor The Smiths. If I'm feeling inspired, I'll listen to R.E.M. It changes every time something, no matter how insignificant, is said to me.
Also, soon I would like to post a list of my ten favorite albums. I've thought for hours on this subject, and I think I'm almost to the point where I can definitively choose. Plus, I can edit the list whenever I want. Blogger may have it's bad point's, but it's great for indecisive types like myself.
I think my toolbar is getting a little crowded, but I can't find a thing that isn't necessary. The whole thing is a composition 0f stuff I feel you need to see, hear, or think about. It may look cluttered, but almost all of it is essential.
Well, although the bell won't ring for a good 10 minutes, I think I'm going to end this post a little early. I'm going to fiddle with the toolbar, and then look at some of the blogs of note. although I scorn them, I always check to see if the really are note-worthy. Well, keep your fingers crossed, and maybe someday every body's favourite blog will grace the list of notable blogs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cross The T's And Dot The I's

As I was checking all of the comments on Boyd's World, I noticed that November, even though it isn't over yet, has the most posts of all the months since I started this thing in February. It's crazy that this blog has only been around that long. It seems as though it could have been created when I first started Jr. High, as far as I'm concerned.
I can still remember designing this blog: I was using my mom's computer, while watching a weird movie on a music video network. I hadn't asked my mom if I could make a blog yet, and I was hoping she wouldn't notice (she did). I had no idea what to write about, so I decided to write about whatever popped into my head. I seem to have kept that tradition up, at least. I recall not wanting to use proper punctuation, misspelling words and using FANBOYS to the point of idiocrasy. I continued this for a few weeks, until I took a good look at other peoples' blogs and realized that none of them were doing that. I quickly readjusted my "voice" on here, and now people complain about how proper my blog seems.
I find complaints about using a big vocabulary frustrating. Yes, I could revert back to a fifth-grade vocabulary, and be like the World News, but why? All good authors use thesauri to write, and I would like to be a good author. Now, of course I understand why one would want to avoid using humongous words in each sentence, to avoid feeling like you're playing buzzword bingo, but that shouldn't be a restraint on my overall writing.
I wish I knew how to close each post like Scott Adams does, but It's hard to when you write as erratically as I. I'm just going to end my post like usual, with a "peace out", or "see ya". Yes, that's definitely the best course of action. Peace out!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Five Tangents, Five Paragraphs

For the third time in a row, I find myself sitting in a chair, wandering around the Internet and looking at some friends' blogs online and trying to decide whether or not to waste your time with yet another post. Actually, since they both posted links my blog on their blogs, I feel an obligation to post links to theirs.
Katie Narris's blog:
Maddi_2013's blog:
Although I'm definitely not a fan of the blog provider (Yahoo's Shine!), the blogs themselves certainly aren't suffering. they may not believe so, but the authors are incredibly talented and, in my opinion, should switch over to Blogger. (If that little ad won't get me a spot on the Blogs Of Notice list, I don't know what will.)
In other news, I recently started reading Twilight. By recently, of course, I mean about five hours ago. It's such a good book, I'm already half way through and there are no signs of stopping. I wasn't sure if I would like it, due to the fact it's supposed to have a lot of romance thrown in, but for some odd reason, it's flippin' awesome. I hope the movie isn't so horrible it ruins the book, like some movies I've seen.
Has anyone else ever watched a mini-series on SciFi? If you haven't already been damaged by one, I recommend you steer clear. They are horrible, drama contests that are conducted by crappy actors and weird directors. Also, they're usually about six hours long, which can make it impossibly hard to watch one start to finish. When I saw The Shining, I realized about halfway through that I could have just read the book over again.
Wow, I just realized that if you make the text block split into smaller paragraphs, it makes you look more academic and it makes the post look longer. If I use that to my advantage, soon publishing companies will be waiting outside my front door and ivory-league colleges will be actively stalking my principal. It might stink for him and I at first, but soon I'll be rolling in riches and I'll never have to go to class again. I'm not 100% how it will work out in my principal's favor, but I'm sure we can cross that bridge when we get to it.
Look, I just got all academic again! This post is actually turning out to be better that expected, which is quite a relief. That's the thing about my posts: I usually have no clue where they will end up once I'm done with them. Look, this post has already gone off on five different tangents, when I figured it would be short and somewhat pointless. Unfortunately for all of you, all good things must come to an end, and I believe this post is no different. I'm sorry, but now you'll have something to look forward to next time. Peace out, man.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I'm...So...Tired...

So, how's it going everyone? I'm posting because everyone else has gone and I wish to attempt to retain some human contact. For me, that means writing a blog post. Don't be dissuaded by that, just pretend it's being written for less selfish reasons.

Wow, I'm so tired I can't even think straight. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but I am somewhat tired. I'm also suffering from a whopper of a cold, so I'm a bit preoccupied. I really should be capable of handling copious amounts of sneezing and coughing since I've had pretty bad allergies my whole life. However, I somehow can't deal with the accompanying headaches and fever. I've been feeling sluggish the past two days, and I haven't really been able to sit around all day like I would like to. Yesterday I had more time to act ill than today, but today I had to paint my bathroom. The difficulty of the task was multiplied by the fact that the bathroom is the size of a very small walk-in closet. I could barely fit the ladder in there to reach the high spots. I walked out of that bathroom five hours later with paint in my hair and my spirit totally crushed. I spent that whole time getting the first coat down, with the knowledge that I would have to do the exact same thing again tomorrow.

I'm listening to songs I've already heard a million times before, and I'm growing increasingly bored. I think I should be getting going, because now I really can't think straight. How should I end this post? I think I'll go with the Sopranos ending, where I just stop in mid-sentence. Yes, I think that would be the-

Friday, November 14, 2008

Read Me, Masses!

So, how's everyone doing? I hope this will be one of the first posts to be read by the masses, because I sent an E-mail to everyone in my contacts and then asked them all to forward it. I hope at least half of them do. Even if half of the people sent it forward it, and half of everyone who is forwarded it does the same, and so on,and so on, soon thousands will know about it. The internet is one of the fastest communication tools on Earth, and I might just want to use that to my advantage. If you were forwarded this, please post a comment. It will brighten up a mad author's day, and although he won't need it, it will be a super-duper pick-me-up.
Wow! I just used five hyphens in one sentence!
I think that's a good note to end on.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Let's See How Long A Post Can Get!

Once again, people, I feel the need to express my great distaste for crappy computers. Now I'm on my Grandma's office computer, which is an XP. It has dial-up, which is probably the cause for all of my problems. See, I wish to IM Alix, and although it will confirm that she's online, it won't let me IM. Now, until Sunday I had Dial-up at home, so I know that can't be the only problem. The computer, in theory, should work great, because all XP's I've ever used outside of their house work great, with the exception of this morning. For some odd reason, my Grandparents property is like a Bermuda Triangle for computers. Every single computer that goes into their house and store seems to start acting up and malfunctioning for no apparent reason. The only exception to that is my mom's laptop, which probably only survived because it was brand-spankin' new. They only buy refurbished computers, which probably contributes to the effect.

In other news, does anyone who reads this also read MAD? If you do, be sure to look up the monkey issue. I got a letter published in there, as well as a picture of me standing in fear under a giant Alfred E. Neuman statue. I'm still reaping the benefits of that, because I'm still receiving free issues in the mail. It's a sweet deal except for the fact that they get shipped to my Grandparents' house instead of mine. They aren't exactly what you could call fans of MAD, so I often find recent issues hidden underneath stacks of paper or in totally weird places, like on the shelves in their store or on top of the humongous refrigerator.

I've been standing up for the past 4 and a half hours, I had crappy pizza for dinner, and I can't IM Alix, but since I'm on here and posting I'm still really happy. Of course, if I could write to Alix I'd be happier, but since I can't I'll take the good with the bad.

I keep thinking I'm going to end the blog post, but I know that if I do there will be nothing else to do, online or otherwise, so I think this will be the wonder post. It will redefine what I think of as a long post. What else do I have to talk about? I'm not sure yet. Let's just sit back and chill for second, and try to massage some warmth into my fingers.

Waiting...

Actually, I don't think I'll write anymore. I've got to go, because my grandparents store is about to close. Oh, and if this says it was posted tomorrow morning, ignore that, because it was written tonight.

Stupid Computer!

Wow, can computers be incredibly annoying or what? The computer I'm using is a somewhat nice computer, but it seems to be having an emotional breakdown. The symptoms are vague, and I know that if I get the technology director involved it will stop acting up right before he looks at it.
When I start up the computer,a page for a screen-size clock appears. It's supposed to, but I don't want to use it, so I close it. That's about the point where craziness sets in. I then click the link to the network storage files so I can put some music on the computer. The whole time I'm negotiating that maze, I have to use the right click for some odd reason. When I pull up the music, inevitably a tab will appear at the bottom of the screen that has a ridiculously huge number and "Windows Explorer" written on it. When you right click it, a list that has the same program on it over and over appears. If you click on that, the program starts running. You have to close each file individually.
By this point, I'm incredibly frustrated, and I'd like to get on the Internet. When I hit start, however, I discover if my pointer even touches a program, it starts running. When I say it starts running, I mean 20 windows of the same thing opens. If I touch Shut Down, it closes all windows and shuts down. After turning the stupid thing back on (and cursing at it), I get music playing again and go to Settings to try to fix the mouse. When I try to open the Mouse window, however, 20 little tiny windows that are non-responsive pop up. I'm totally sick of taking the computer's crap by this point, so I hit CTRL+ALT+Delete and go to the task list to shut down everything.
Once I did that, everything was just peachy. Now I'm sitting here, writing about my horrible experience. I'd like to tell myself it's not going to happen again, but that doesn't level with the fact that this is the third time this has happened. I can't be driven to the point of shouting at the computer again, because this time a teacher heard me. Next time, maybe it will be a less responsive and more evil teacher. I can't get a detention, because that would end my perfect record, and I would lose my presidency.
And there's the bell. I'm running late, so I won't be able to say, "See ya," like normal.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

To The Phones!

Well, I think I have good reason for wanting to post, and here's why: I think I may have lost some of that motivation I had about posting for a while there. Sure, I still post daily, but I think it may have temporarily lost it's heart. I say temporarily, because I plan on bringing back the heart. How will I? I've got ideas. I'm thinking of a way to advertise this blog, but it's not totally formulated yet. I'm thinking massive fundraisers, prime-time ads, maybe even a bribe or two to the bigwigs in the top of the companies that could get this thing somewhere. Actually, that takes money, so maybe I'll just keep telling people I don't even like about my blog. "Please, would you visit this site, and leave a comment so the author doesn't feel as lonely when he wanders the Internet late at night." It's starting to get sad.
Oh, guess what? I just got seasons 7 and 4 of Scrubs. Season 7 is a really short season, because of the stupid writer's strike. I certainly kept writing during it (probably because I don't get paid). I understand there were issues going on, but that doesn't relate to the fact that I didn't get to watch my favourite shows.
As an interesting tidbit, were you aware that spell checks don't recognise the British spelling of "favourite"? It recognizes "favorite", but once you throw in that "u" for good effect, it rejects it like a defective ATM rejects a password. I know, everyone hates a bad metaphor, as I've learned from reading Dilbert, but I've got to make due.
As I'm sitting here, I'm getting distracted by Scrubs and wondering whether or not to stop posting as to devote my whole attention. I'm guessing the best option would be to finish the post and watch, because otherwise my posting might suffer. I know you all wouldn't want that to occur.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Popcorn's Yummy

Mmmmm. popcorn is so tasty. I just popped up a nice big bowl of it, so now I'm going to sit down, munch on it, and chill on the Internet. I decided the best way to go about this would be to first write a blog post, then IM and watch Charlie The Unicorn. Man, that video's hilarious!
Well, looks like the posting part is done. See ya, I suppose.

Blogger In All Of It's Amazingness

Hey, it's me again. You know, I'm really not a fan of the way some parts of Blogger are set up. The Blogger Buzz section, for example. It hasn't been updated for a week, and probably won't be for a while. Also, the blogs of note seem a bit fishy. I don't think necessarily they should be the best blogs on the site, but the most well-liked. teen blogs, whose subject I just can't seem to get away from, aren't always well set up, but that doesn't mean they aren't the most sincere. According to Wikipedia, the most common type of blog is the personal blog, written by someone who is aware no one will read it, and is still quite proud. I may not have the best set up blog in the world, but I still love it. I created this blog, and it's setup is therefore irrelevant. I think they should look for blogs with fewer followers instead of more. The small, unknown blogs are the ones that need to be better advertised, not the ones that already have 200 followers.
I'm not sure if that's an unbiased opinion, however, so lets try and stray away from that subject. I try to write this blog not unbiased, but with a little of my own personal opinion thrown in for flavor. If it was completely unbiased, it would be like a newspaper, and it would lack the teenage angst I wish to instill in readers. That said, sometimes a bias will get in the way of logic and make you appear unintelligent. To quote a wise man, "Better is he who is silent and thought to be a fool than he who opens his mouth and removes all doubt." Okay, really my grandpa says that, but that doesn't make it any less wise.
I've removed a lot of the gadgets that were on this page, because they seemed to clutter up the page. Plus, they sometimes had ads at the bottom, and that's not what I'm about. I would rather not have ads on my page if I don't have to. Sure, I'm aware some things require an ad to fund them, but that doesn't mean I want my page covered in ads. It distracts one from the blog posts, and that's what this blog is all about. I don't want you to play around with the widgets the entire time you're on Boyd's World, because that's not what it's here for. I don't just write these posts as a decorative element, I write them to be read.
Well, I'm going to goof around with the settings and see if I can make my blog any more "notable". Wish me luck!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Food


Hi, and thanks for tuning in again. I've got a subject in mind, so maybe this post will perhaps be slightly less rambling than my usual posts.

I think I might know why a lot of America is overweight. American food, or at least most of it, doesn't satisfy people. You aren't satisfied, so you eat more. You search for something in the food that's just not there. I know this because I've tasted other food, and I've felt the satisfaction that comes with real food. Other countries have figured out how food is supposed to be made, and we haven't.

Now, I'm not saying I don't like the mass produced food we're so commonly provided. McDonald's is delicious, as are the crappy school lunches they give us. The thing is, however, it doesn't provide what we want or need.

All you need to do is search out food made by the natives of the country or region, and BAM!, you've got what is wanted. Chicago style pizza only satisfies one if it's made by true Chicago people. Pad Thai is made the best by, obviously, the Thai. It's the same.

Also, food made by non-corporate restaurants is usually better in the capacities I've mentioned. If it's made by a small, locally owned cafe, it will be totally awesome. If it's made by a cafe that could be found on any corner in the world, it will taste good, but it won't really be good. It's the same all over.

I'm brought to this topic because today was an especially delicious day. For breakfast, I had veggie sliders with cucumbers and goat cheese. It sounds totally nasty, but it was food nirvana. Where did I find it? A small, non-franchise coffee shop-like place. For dinner (I didn't have any lunch), I had Chicago style pizza. It wasn't from Chicago, but the chefs most certainly were. I ate my fill, and was totally satisfied.

Now, this isn't a diet plan, so don't think it is. It isn't exactly the best plan. since I did gorge myself on what I ate. It didn't work for me, so it probably won't for you. Really, I just wanted to talk about the delicious food I ate today. However, the underlying principle remains, so just pretend all of my inane chatter about food made more sense than I fear it did.

See you tomorrow, or maybe Monday. Bye!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Let's Watch Some T.V.

Hey everyone, how's it going? I know I said I would post this morning, but I didn't. Do I care? Nope. I can still remember the days of one post a week. If you can't live that long without a posting, then you really need to find something else to do with your life. I really don't have much to talk about, so I guess I'll tell you what's going on. I'm watching The Kids In The Hall, a Canadian show from the Nineties. It basically takes ordinary situations and turns them around to seem surreal to all the straight men and forces them to cope. It's a bit risque, but it's totally hilarious. Actually, I am rather more interested in watching it than posting, so this is going to be a short post today. Well, see you later.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Twelve People

Let me let you see exactly what my environment is as I post in the mornings. I'm sitting in a corner, working on a refurbished 98 that was converted to an XP, with Skull candy headphones in my ears that are hooked up to a crappy imitation Ipod. The keyboard has to sit on my lap, because there is no room on the desk the monolith 98 sits on. I'm in a zen state, aware of the fact in a few minutes I'll have to deal with humanity. The Dead Milkmen are playing, and it's a pretty good song. My leg has gone numb from lack of circulation due to the keyboard.
I give you this insight into my writing so you can understand exactly what the conditions around me are as I write to you dear readers. It's something interesting to do, and I haven't posted about it before so it's at least a change in scenery.
Yesterday I realized that to you readers, it must seem as though I have no friends in this world other than Ashley and Alix. I realized this because one of my best friends asked me why I never wrote about her on here. I could have explained it was because she never posted a comment, but instead I told her it was because I wasn't sure if she would be okay with it. Now I feel an obligation to mention all of my friends. There's Keeley, who is the one who brought this predicament to my attention, as well as Kyle, who's a great friend to have. There's Alexis, who would be upset if I didn't mention her. There's my slow-witted band members (and ex-band members), who hopefully understand all of my ridicule is in good nature. There's Leah, whom I mention because she's more likely to read this than others, plus because we went out last year and it would be cruel not to mention her. There's the Eisenhart's, who moved to Indiana last year but are still worthy of mentioning. There's Tessa, trumpet player much more skilled than I. Then of course, we have Ashley, who just started hanging out with me this year, And last, but most certainly not least, Alix. She was the first person to ever read my blog, so she deserves special mention. oh, I suppose if pioneers are getting special mention, Stephen should also be mentioned.
If I failed to mention you, don't feel left out. I just mentioned those who are most likely to read this. It's a good thing to be mentioned on this list, because it could mean special Boyd's World mention in the future. When this blog is world-famous, there might be some mention as to being original readers. Only a few people on that list have never been here, and I hope to change that in the near future. If you are reading this, and have been a dedicated reader, lack of mention is you're own fault. If you posted comments, I would know you read it, but as it is it's impossible to tell.
All of that said, see you next time, which will be either tonight or tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blogging In School

Well, Obama won. I'm not really surprised. I didn't log on to talk about that the whole time, however. I know that yesterday I had some great ideas for topics today, so I'm hoping they'll all float to the surface as I'm typing. I wasn't sure if I would even be able to post this morning, because of the inordinate amount of homework I have. Then I found out my book bag, with all of my homework in it, went missing. Now I'm free to type as much as I want, the only price being three missing assignments.
You know what would be cool? If I could use this blog for a grade in Language Arts. it's not inappropriate, and it's better written than most of my papers. Apparently, the teachers' in service yesterday mentioned something along the lines of free expression through a chosen medium, so I think the teacher will be more acceptable to my idea than previous. I'm also trying to become a journalist for the school newspaper, which is a hard task. I've got the disadvantage that the teacher is my mom, and that it's not an extra-curricular class. In my defense, last year they asked me to draw a comic strip for the paper, so I know it's okay to be in it even if your not in the class. Unfortunately, my mom has alienated her classes to me by mocking me during class and making me seem like an easily pushed around student. Her class is mostly 7th grade girls, so I try to be as forgiving as possible, but it's starting to bother me. They don't fear me like they fear the rest of my class. Fear is an important thing for them to feel, because I'm older and deserve the respect.
You know what? I don't think I'm going to do that project. The person who dissuaded me should know who they are. Thanks a lot.
well, see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Post of Meaningless Rambling

Hey everyone, how's it going? I'm still sitting in my living room, watching Scrubs. Oh, has anyone else noticed how much less I'm titling my posts? Probably not, since I usually fix that within 2 minutes of posting. You would have to have really fast Internet, read my posts at six in the morning, and refresh the page almost every minute. I'm also using the same writing tricks each post. It's hard to notice, but almost every post I use the sentence bridge "however" to create the illusion of competence and skill. I also start every new idea "Oh, blah blah blah." It's probably not noticeable to anyone other than a self-critic such as myself, but it's starting to bother me a little bit. I don't think I'll stop, but I need something somewhat interesting to write about as I sit here and wonder if I should get up and do something productive with my life.
As for the election, so far Obama's in the lead. This will probably be the last Boyd's World post for four years where there is confusion as to who the president is. Who knows, maybe by then this place will be world famous and I'll be a rock star/famous blogger. Crush of Society will be launching their world tour and I'll get to meet the future candidates when it gets to Washington.
I've also noticed that my posts are generally longer and a little less incoherent. They do, however, seem to cover multiple topics each time.
Well, I'm going to get up and become a productive member of society now. By that I mean I'm going to do chores, then head over to my grandparents' house and try to make some moo-lah. Well, see you next time, my friends.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Elections and Expansion

Have you noticed how much more I've been posting lately? I'm not sure exactly why, but I like it. I get to chat with all of you wonderful readers more often, and I can cover all the topics I wish to. I still haven't gotten to covering the big project I proposed last week, but that will take time. I've been unusually inspired recently, so I've had stuff to write about every time I log on. Eventually, however, I'll get some inspiration eventually and try to achieve the mammoth task.
I decided early on I wouldn't be overly political on here, but with election day merely hours away, I'd like to talk about the candidates. First, let's cover Obama. He is probably going to win, and here's why: he's talking about change, and that's what most Americans want. McCain, however, seems to be somewhat poorly represented and ill-broadcast. Now, I'm writing this totally impartially, so don't take this the wrong way. I really shouldn't be talking about any of this, since I don't have to pay taxes yet and I don't have a full grasp of all the issues. Unfortunately, this is my electronic domain, and I'll do what I want while I'm in here.
In other news, more people yet are being referred to Boyd's World. I tell anyone I think cares even the least bit, and quite often they show their friends. That's how Ashley discovered Boyd's World; Alix showed it to her. Now she has her own blog, and has shown a lot of people this site. It's a growing kingdom, but I'll never forget the pioneer of this lovely place, especially because I'm going out with her. Yes, you heard me right. Drew has a girlfriend! She is a wonderful person, and I'm ecstatical to be her boyfriend.
Well, I've got to get back to watching the SNL Election Bash on channel 2. Where else will I get all of my world news?
I shouldn't be allowed to type when I'm tired.

A Moment of Inspiration

It's weird. All of a sudden, within two months, my blog has gone from being virtually unknown to semi-popular. People I don't even hang out with are coming up to me and complimenting me on Boyd's World. I'm still shooting for being on VH1's 40 Best Peices of Web Junk, but I'd say this is a pretty good start. Like I say, you have to start out local. Okay, I don't really say that, but who cares. Stop pointing out my flaws, you jerks.
I know that yesterday I had a great topic to write about this morning, but now it's completely left my mind. If you know what it was, please tell me. Instead, I will once again write about whatever comes to my mind.
Oh, now I remember! I was going to compare this to my journal! Anyway, when I was younger, I kept a journal, in which I wrote about all of my recent experiences, crushes, so on and so forth. Now, I don't write in it. It bothered me fore a great while that I stopped putting entries in, until the other day. I realized that instead of a journal, like I had, I really needed a platform from which to tell people about my life. My journal was only read by me, so the writing style suffered. This is designed to be read by the masses, so it is written in that manner. The writing in my journal was very forced sounding, and artificially cheerful. With Boyd's World, however, I write almost exactly the same as I talk. Therefore, It's much more realistic sounding.
Quite honestly, I don't think I'll be able to write in my journal anymore. It's hard to skip an entire year and a half, and then just act like nothing happened. It's hard to sound sincere when writing, "Oh, and by the way, I moved into a new house, went out with three girls, and became class president during the time I quit entering." It just sounds ridiculous. I really need to be able to write on the edge of the moment, because otherwise I go back and despise what I wrote.
Oh, one other quick thing. You know that post about the prep who wouldn't hang out with a kid because he was fat? Yeah, both the prep and the other kid found out about the post. First, one of my favourite readers asked me who the person that was overweight was right in front of him, then he got mad when he found out who the prep was, and now neither of them are talking. Really, I don't feel bad, because someone as conceited as the prep in question should not be allowed to say something like they did and get away with it. I'd feel worse if it had been added to by me, but my account was totally true.
Well, the bells about to ring, and I just realized I forgot to check out this week's Slowwave. Until next time, Drew Morgan.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Let's Party Some More!

Well, the party went awesome. I won't go into specifics, as not to embarrass some of my fellow party goers. (wink wink) However, I do expect you all to feel pity for me. I went to a party that consisted of seven girls and yours truly. I discovered they like to giggle and shriek a lot. My ears were bleeding by the end. The certainly turned red from embarrassment enough times.
Despite the odds against it, however, I had a ton of fun. I've discovered partying, and I want more. I'll have to start having my own, so there's no deficiency in them. Getting bored? Throw a party. Invite girls. Problem solved.
Obviously, I don't intend on getting smashed every weekend, or going to raves. I'm in my flippin' early teens, so that's not really even an option. I just like to see my friends in a less constrictive environment than school every once in a while. That's why I love being in band. We have parties occasionally, as well as a yearly trip to Cedar Point. Our teacher is incredibly laid back, so it's just as good as completely non-school stuff. You would be amazed at what goes on in those practice rooms.
Well, I have to go back to sitting in my living room watching Scrubs and wishing it was Monday. I know your all thinking, "Who likes Mondays?". Well, I do, and I don't care about your opinion a regarding it. Mondays mean the beginning of the week, and the week means I get to see my friends again. But enough about me. Let's get back to sitting in my glider rocker, watching an episode of Scrubs that I've seen a 100 times already, wishing I could see my friends.
Peace out, man.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Let's Party!

This post will be short and sweet, because I've got to get going to a party at which Alex and Ashley will be. It's going to be cool, because I rarely get invited to parties. I suppose the type of people that would invite me to parties don't ever throw them. Well, I meant it when I said this post would be brief, so I gotta go. See ya!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Coming To a Blog Post Near You

This is a special post, done in the style of no other. The reasons why will be explained shortly, so just stick with me.
I've dissed many types of music in the past, often without reason. Well, today I will give that reason. I'm going to delve into the different genres of music, and give my opinion on each, and of course logical reasoning. It will be a long process, so I will be working on it in series. There will be a post named, Rock, with all of the sub-genres, a post called Pop, and so on. It will take a while, and a new catagory won't be posted every day. You'll just have to be patient, and hang in there. My normal witty posts will still be mixed in, so this blog won't end up like Scott Adams' blog. Well, let's get started.

Happy Halloween!

Hey, just wanted to write a quick post on Halloween! I am pretty excited about going trick-or-treating! Yes, I still trick-or-treat. Do you have a problem with that? Oh, guess what else? People think the Jim Morrison picture on my profile is actually me! And not just people who have never met me, but classmates. That's cool, because that's the look I'm going for. Well, the bell's about to ring, so I've got to get going, but happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mining for Gems


I just want to warn you in advance, this is gonna be another one of those posts where I have no clear idea of what to write about. I'm sure if you're a regular reader your already familiar with these posts, so just bear with me. I know occasionally a gem of brilliance floats up out of these posts.

Don't you just love to read blogs that are just starting up? Ashley's blog is one of those. Eventually you learn that useing proper punctuation and grammer is much better, but it's fun while it lasts. The first few posts are awkward and uncomfortable, where you're going, "why am I writing this? Few, if any, people are reading this. What's the point?". Actually, Ashley knows a few people read her blog, whereas when mine began I knew I was alone in a world of six billion. Now, obviously, I know people read this, but it was a lonely beggining. The trick is surviving it.

I've also discovered a new cool band. By new, I mean new to me. They're called The Dead Milkmen, and they're really funny. All of their songs are mocking something, and they have that cool garage band/pre-grunge sound. I have two of their albums, and I'd like to get more. I heard them on an XM station, and I thought the song I heard was really funny. When reassured they were all like that, I quickly logged on to Amazon and ordered what was supposed to be their best album, Big Lizard In My Back Yard. It was an awesome album, so I went on and got another album, Eat Your Paisley! It's also pretty good. Actually, I'm listening to the latter right now, as we speak.

I discovered yesterday that I write dramatically better when writing like I'm writing to you lovely readers. I had to write an alphabiography, which I won't bore you with explaining, and I was told that auto- and alpha- biographies are supposed to be written in a very laid back style. Well, in my opinion, my best work is this blog, so I wrote it like a blog post. I read it to the class, and recieved a wave of applause and laughter. So, I figured I would thank you all for helping me write even better.

Well, I seem to have temporarily dried up my well of inspiration. Okay, not really, but I have very little time left to spellcheck this and post it, so I've got to be getting on. Peace out!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm Still Alive!

Well, I guess the camp out went okay. I didn't freeze to death, although the only long sleeve article of clothing I brought was my mountain man coat. It's a really old coat, ands I had to keep it from getting dirty the whole weekend. Everybody else was looking all intelligent and stuff in their nice warm troop jackets and hoodies, while I stood there in a 18th century style wool coat. I managed not to kill anyone in my troop, although at a few points it got pretty close. All the people in that troop have the same opinion about it as me. They don't enjoy getting yelled at over trivial things and having to do push-ups for completely stupid reasons. It's not the military, it's stinkin' Boy Scouts! Sorry about that, but I had to diverge a little.
In other news, I submitted an idea to Slowwave for publishing. I keep checking in to see whether or not the guy will pick my story. I wait for the web page to slowly download with bated breath, wondering, "Could this be the day I get published? Will I gain the publicity I desire?" Well, that's at least what I think until the page downloads and I see I'm just an average loser. Then I go listen to heavy metal and cut myself. Um, I just realized it's hard to convey sarcasm through words, so let me just state that I'm not emo, or a cutter. It's just a joke that would be funny if you could hear the inflection in my voice.
Well, what can you really say after a failed joke like that?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thanks For Tuning In!

Hello, lovely readers., sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I know, I know, you're all starved of that zany Drew's opinions, but I have stuff to do other than just sit around and post on here all day. Oh, guess what? I'm going camping this weekend. That's right. I'll be in a tent all weekend, in the near freezing tempatures Michigan has been having. Oh, and just to throw a little extra fun in, I'll be dressed like a mountain man and teaching little kids how to tie knots.
Part of the reason for my lack of posts was a failed attempt to post audio on the post. You see, I wanted to be able to give my posts in verbal form instead of the usual. However, all you can do with Blogger is post video. I would post a video of me talking, but I've been brainwashed enough that I don't want my picture on the internet. Therefore, I will create some sort of entertaining video for you to watch as I give my post. Quite honestly, thanks to being rideculed for wanting to do an audio post, I'm not sure if I even want to anymore. Thanks a lot. You know who you are.
Well I've gotta run, so see you next time!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Advertising

Does anyone know how Blogger picks the blogs of note? I've visited most of them, and most of them stink. I think it's becoming apparent that Blogger is more for intellectual-type sites and not for mine. I'll stay here, but I feel out of place here. I think Blogger might even be more successful if they had more blogs full of teenage angst like mine. It's just a bit more entertaining, in my opinion, than a blog all about a geologist's adventures. Sure, that's good for a research paper, but not for an entertaining blog to follow and cherish forever. I believe that's what people are looking for, not a blog all about someone's cat. If shows all about regular teen life are so popular, why can't a blog about it be popular too?
Create the revolution. Read Boyd's World!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Lost Opportunity

Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to report yet another update on my band, and stage nervousness.
last night, I, Drew Morgan of Crush of Society, was provided with the chance to fill in for the lead singer of a band for a few songs, and I was too afraid to do it. The song was Blister In the Sun, which I know I could have sang. I started to realize I should have gone up to sing when the singer started to butcher the lyrics. Then he went on to play Add It Up, another Violent Femmes song, and radio edited it (poorly, might I add).
How will I ever be the singer for a rock band if I can't even stand up in front of a nearly empty room and sing one of my favorite songs? I keep telling myself it was because I didn't know the band and it occurred in a bar full of obnoxious golfers, but I'm not sure how good of an excuse that is. I want to be like the Clash, who went on stage and said,"we're gonna play you some songs now, and we don't care if you like them or not." That's got to take guts.
Well, I guess all I can do is look for more good opportunities like that and take advantage of them.

Friday, October 17, 2008

A Tiny Windfall


Well, I guess I'm sorry about not posting yesterday afternoon. I walked to the library after school, and despite the fact I was one of the first people in, the flippin' computers were already full! The reason I was walking to the library in the first place was for a teen trivia contest, in which I took second. The prize? A ten dollar gift card to Barnes & Noble! Sweet! I know ten bucks isn't exactly an enormous windfall, but it's ten bucks that I didn't have before and I didn't have to work for it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

In The Land of Unrealistic Assumptions

Well, as requested, thanks Alix. I hope the people just start pouring in. Actually, in the land of unrealistic assumptions, this will be my last mostly unread post. In the land of realistic assumptions, where we live, it won't be. If for some reason your reading this and don't know me, I'd just like to say hi, I'm Drew. I've been posting for almost a year now, why weren't you all here in the early days?
Sorry.
Well, the bell's about to ring and bring on another day of miserable MEAP. I might be posting later this afternoon, so tune in then, lovely readers!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Death has a Shadow

First, I'd just like to say that the name of this post is meaningless. I wanted to make it sound like an old radio drama, because of how dramatic it is.
Now that that's out of the way, let me get on with my story. It's a tale of drama, suspense, and involves the protagonist being tortured unmercifully. In order to tell this story, you'll need some background info. I can't abide country music. Way back in those days of elementary school, I loved it, but I was weird back then. Heck, I went around asking for DNA samples. Ever since I first heard that darn Rock 'N' Roll music, however, I've been a totally different person. Now all country music sounds the same, and crappy. We get it, you're a dumb hick. You don't have to release an entire album of songs telling us that.
Anyway, this story involves me being forced to listen to country music. As I went to the shooting range with my grandpa like I do every week, he decided to turn on the radio to our local country music station. It's a half-hour to the range, and normally on the way there I like to take a quick nap. But not today. Nope, I had to listen to songs about how the singer is proud to be a redneck, and how much they like to drink. About half way there, I started to go numb in the head. The best possible explanation was the country music was killing me, and I had no way of turning it off. Why???
The first half of the tale ends quite undramatically, because we got to the range shortly before my soul left it's earthly tethers and went on to greener pastures where there was hopefully no country music playing. However, the second half of my story began five hours later.
After we finished shooting, we hopped back into the car to head home. On the way home, he usually talks about how we each shot, and gives pointers on how to improve my shooting. He did the same as usual tonight, except for one thing: he left the music on. Now a mini battle is going on in my head between his useful advice and the dying banshees on the radio. He won, but I had to focus all of my energy not to get distracted by the radio.
Once again it ends lamely, because I got home and put on the Violent Femmes to clean the music out of my system. However, I will carry the scars of hearing that music for the rest of my life. Please, feel free to send money for my rehabilitation. Your donations will help me buy more Rock CD's, and keep the country far away from me.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mumbling Randomly




Don't you hate it when you want to converse with someone but you can't think of anything good to talk about? That's happening right now. I'd absolutely love to chat with all of you on this blog, but I've got no idea what to talk about. So, unless a bright gem of writing topic pops into my head by the time I finish this sentence, I'm afraid you'll have to live without my brilliant prose for another day.
Well, I must say your quite lucky. By using the word "prose", I got myself thinking about literature. Therefore, you shall all be forced to hear about what I like to read. At the moment, I've been reading a lot of Douglas Adams. Over the summer, I re-read the complete Hitchhikers Guide series, which got me back into the whole mindset required. Upon returning to school, I discovered our library had gotten a few Douglas Adams books per my request. Most of them were Hitchhiker books but one was The Salmon of Doubt, a book compiled after his tragic death. I read it, and realized I needed to read all of his books and not just his most famous ones. One trip to the book store later, I had his two other fiction books, part of the Dirk Gently series. So far, they're quite good.
Well, once again, thanks for tuning in. So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Homecoming: so what?

Well, today I discovered something: most people I associate with each day, and trust in mental stability, are insane. Why else would they want to organize a pep rally that lasts 2 hours and wastes most of my time? Also, as class president, I couldn't just go and sit by my friends like I wanted to. Instead, I was expected to stand down by where the games were and help keep score and set up each game. It would have been just a little better if I was friends with even just one of the other class officers, but I'm not. They're all preps, I'm an unpopular person. I'm quite popular among the unpopular, but that just makes it worse. They kept having me stand on the other side of the gym doing the score, while they went off and gossiped meanly about all my friends (that's a guess).
Whats the big deal about homecoming anyway? All it is is a football game. Sure, I'm going, but that's just to hang out with my friends. i don't care about the game, as long as we win. To be a 100% truthful, I don't really get the rules of football. All the people in my scout troop who occupy senior positions love it, so we ends up playing a lot of it during camp outs. During those times, I just try and listen to what the other people say, and pray I'm not completely embarrassing my self.
Well, I've got to go. Well, I don't have to, but I'm done writing about this subject, and I don't want to start on the next until tomorrow.

Allergies (pt. 2)

Well, the results from the allergy tests are in. It turns out I'm allergic to everything they test for. Quite honestly, I'm not really surprised. Apparently no one has gotten 100% on the allergy testing for a long time, so I'm kind of proud about that. When I took the blood testing, the results showed that I was highly (but not deathly) allergic to milk. I'll keep drinking it, but now I'll worry that I'm slowly killing myself. In fact, the only thing I'm not allergic to is my pet rabbit, Koko.
The net result is I'll have to go in for shots once a week for the rest of my teenage years. Now, when I say shots, I mean the plural noun. I'll be getting two or three vials worth every week.
In other news, I can't find any good blogs on here. I know there has to be some, but they manage to keep out of sight from me. The only blog I'm a fan of is The Dilbert Blog, and Scott Adams (the author) gets really political about elections. Also, I know how it fells to have no followers, so I'd like to brighten up someones day. I only found one cool blog, and it was clearly translated from another language. I'd start reading it, but the font is incredibly tiny. Actually, the more I think of it, the cooler it seems. I think I'll give it another go.
Well, if anyone knows a a good blog, tell me, 'cause I'm looking.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Holla everyone!

Sweet! More people are posting comments on my blog! Sure, I know them all, but it still makes me really happy!
Anyway, this week at school is spirit week. On Monday, we wear cool hats. I'm totally covered there. On Wednesday, we wear Hawaiian stuff. On Thursday, It's Michigan Vs. State, and Friday is school colors day. Now, I know what your all thinking: "Hey Drew, you left Tuesday out!" That's because I'd like to go into greater depth. Tuesday is wacky hair/clash day, and I plan on rocking our school. Now, by clash it means you wear clothes that clash. I'm aware of this, but I instead choose to interpret that as "dress up like The Clash", the famous punk rock band. So, I'll be coming into school that day with a studded belt, tight pants, tight T-shirt, factory boots, the obligatory bandanna tied around my leg, and of course gigantic dark sunglasses. for my hair, I'm straightening it, which will look cooler than the rest of my outfit combined. It's normally curly, and quite long. I've straightened it twice before, and it goes down to the middle of my back. it's pretty freaky.
Anyhoo, thanks again to everyone who posted. It's the little things that get you through the day.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Lot of Random Thoughts

Hello, lovely readers, thanks for tuning in once again. Oh, and thanks for posting comments on my blog so I can pretend lots of people read this blog and most of them are too lazy to post.
Anyhoo, I just decided to post because I felt like it for no good reason. Well, lets chat a bit about me and guitar playing. My other band members a) don't know how to play either, b) are incredibly annoying, and c) have really stupid idea. The bassist came up with the gems that we should wear masks on stage, which does not seem like something my kind of band would do (that's pretty heavy metal), and that we should play rock band on stage instead of real instruments. OK, for the latter, what the #@$% was he thinking when he came up with that? I want to actually be a successful musician, not an idiot.
By the way, my guitar playing is getting better. I think the whole teach yourself method might actually work, at least for my style of music.
Well, I think I'd better get going, because my thoughts are starting to become harder to discern from the normal overhead going through.
See ya.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Subservient Chicken!


Check this out:


I found out about this somewhere around four years ago on a geocaching forum board, and promptly forgot about it. I remembered it the other day after watching a VHI program on the 40 most popular things on the net. I went to the site again, and I was glad to see the same guy standing in his living room, wearing a chicken costume, following your every order.

Apparently, it's a promotional thing for Burger King, but that doesn't change how cool it is. The general idea is that you go to the site and type in a command, and a pre-recorded video of the guy doing what you told him will appear. Obviously, he won't do anything risque, or anything so odd the people filming it wouldn't think to have him do it, but he will do a lot of different things.

Just felt like you all needed to know.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Joys of Getting a New CD and a Review


Guess what! i just got a new CD through the mail via Amazon. Well, really I got two CD's, but there's only one I really care about. It's called Radio K.A.O.S., and it's by Roger Waters, Pink Floyd's bassist. it's pretty awesome.




The concept is based around a 23-year-old disabled man from Wales named Billy.
Billy is confined to a wheelchair and is thought to be mentally a vegetable. However, Billy is highly intelligent but has no way of expressing himself. Billy has a twin brother Benny who is a coal miner. Billy lives with Benny, Molly his wife, and their children. Unfortunately, Benny has lost his job in the mines due to the "market forces". One night, Benny and Billy are out on a pub crawl when they pass a shop full of TV screens broadcasting Margaret Thatcher's "mocking condescension". Benny vents his anger on this shop and steals a cordless phone. Next, in theatrical fashion, Benny poses on a footbridge in protest to the closures; the same night, a taxi driver is killed by a concrete block dropped from a similar bridge. The police question Benny, who hides the phone in Billy's wheelchair. Benny is taken to prison, and Molly, unable to cope, sends Billy to live with his uncle David in L.A.. Billy is gifted and can hear radio waves in his head, so he begins to explore the cordless phone, recognising its similarity to a radio. He experiments with the phone and is able to access computers and speech synthesisers, he learns to speak through them. He calls a radio station in L.A. named Radio KAOS and tells them of his life story about his brother being in jail, about his sister-in-law not being able to cope and sending him to L.A. to live with his uncle Dave, and about the closures of the mines. Billy eventually hacks in to a military satellite and fools the world in to thinking nuclear ICBMs are about to be detonated at major cities all over the world whilst deactivating the military's power to retaliate. The album concludes with a song about how everyone, in thinking they were about to die, realises that the fear and competitiveness peddled by the mass media is much less important than their love for family and the larger community.




I'd like to say I wrote that summary, but I really just cut and pasted it from Wikipedia. I did this for two reasons. The first is that I would have written the exact same thing, just not as well, and the second is I don't have time to write an entire summary at the moment. I can, however, give you a review of the actual music that's 100 percent my own.


The CD is a very vibrant album, although slightly generic sounding. It's got that electronic 80's techno sound, and is pretty upbeat. I'm not sure if the CD should be as upbeat as it is, but that doesn't mean I like it any less. It uses a lot of dialogue to convey the story, as well as sound effects. It's basically set up as a story being conveyed over by the radio through songs and calls made by Billy (using a voice synthesiser), as well as sound effects that probably aren't actually being broadcast by the station but are thrown in just for your enjoyment. It fits together well, and even if the plot was typed up inside the insert (which annoyed me) you'd be able to get the general idea. I'm not sure why I didn't like the plot being typed up in the insert, because I'd just go on the Internet and find it anyway.

Well, overall I give it a . . .

four out of five

The reason I didn't give it full marks is because the bar is set impossibly high for Roger Waters after he wrote The Wall, and he didn't clear it with this album. However, it's got a good plot and a strong musical back, so I like it anyway.