Sooooo Much to Talk About

Let’s talk Pokemon Go! Okay, I’ve only been really able to catch at work and at home. I rode my bike today to farm pokestops at the nearby park while I tried to figure out how the gym worked nearest me. It is currently owned by Team Instinct. So tomorrow I plan to go out and go visit pokestops and gyms and hopefully find some more pokemon. I’m more into collecting them rather than fighting because I still can’t figure out how the battles work. I suck so bad at it. Also I feel bad because I’m on a Team Mystic – STL group and they all have so much better pokemon than I do. I honestly don’t need to be the best but I do want to be able to compete with my peers. Pokemon Go only has been out for 3 days, but I will admit that it has gotten me to move more than anything else. My feet hurt from Pokemon Go! My best pokemon right now is a Pinsir I caught at work.

Next item up for discussion: Conspiracy Theorist Guy (CTG) just told me today that the TV show the Odd Couple is based on his ex-girlfriend’s life. (The movie Life of Brian is supposed to be based off his life.) He tells me that his ex-girlfriend (8 years ago btw) married her ex’s brother. He discovered this because it was mentioned in an Odd Couple episode. According to him, Teri Hatcher is a cousin of his and plays his ex-girlfriend’s role in the Odd Couple. Now I’ve never seen the Odd Couple and I doubt much of what he says is related to him. I still enjoy him and enjoy listening to him. However when I discuss conspiracy theories, all his boil down to one ultimate end: To make Bush (George H.) president.

Okay on the theme of co-workers… I’ve been working drive-thru more often and the last two times I’ve worked drive-thru I’ve had to work with two different people. Now I’m 35 years old, I don’t quite take to things as efficiently as I did when I was 16 (last time I worked a drive-thru) so I’m having trouble multi-tasking and remembering everything. So the last two nights I’ve worked the back cashier spot, which means I take the money and hand out the drinks. Another girl takes the orders and makes the drinks. The girl I worked with last night did nothing except that. Well until she got mad at me for helping other positions. This is all she did, she’d take orders, make the drinks and when there were no more orders to take or drinks to make she’d just lean against the ice cream machine with her hands in her pockets. It didn’t matter how busy everyone else was, she just stood there. So I’m doing the back cash thing and I’m waiting on my food to be made. I look over at the inside counter and their food is up, so I go and assemble a counter order. Well apparently the drive thru food got made eventually and she got mad and suddenly did my job. It IS so HARD to just stand there and do nothing.

So TONIGHT I’m with a different girl but she got all butt-hurt over Pokemon Go. She doesn’t have or want Pokemon Go, and she complains that those of us who have it are on our phones all the time. So I looked up at her and asked: What is the difference of us being on Pokemon Go while you’re on Facebook?
And after that she spent the rest of the night not talking and she took it out on the guests (also the girl last night wasn’t too friendly either) and wouldn’t even greet them. She’d just say: I can take your order.
What really bothered me was she just kept saying that if she heard anymore Pokemon Go talk she was just gonna leave. I so badly wanted to say: Bye! Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.
If it bothers you that much CHANGE THE FUCKING SUBJECT!


Conspiracy Theories

A guy I work with often discuss conspiracy theories, JFK, Nixon, Lincoln, even Hollywood conspiracies. He also claims he’s related to a ton of famous people: Jackie Gleason, Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln, Dolly Parton (I loved this one, says that Dolly is his mother’s twin sister) Saint Patrick and Bea Arthur to name a few. He also claims he’s in Witness Protection. 

What really surprised me today was when another co-worker came up to me and asked me if I had heard about FEMA Camps and I said I had not. She then directed me to an article someone had posted on Facebook.

ICE Agent Commits Suicide in NYC; Leaves Note Revealing Gov’t Plans to Round-up & DISARM Americans During Economic & Bank Collapse

My co-worker is very alarmed at this article and can be quoted saying, “F*ck America!” I have a feeling a revolution is coming, and I figured I may see it in my lifetime, but I am a pacifist and I encourage my children to be the same. Being a pacifist doesn’t meant I will back down, but I will seek alternative methods to violence. Telling someone once that I was a pacifist I was informed I was just the kind the government wanted, a timid sheep.

Back to the article, now normally the first thing I would do would be to look up this kind of shit on Snopes. I once argued with a girl about something being a hoax and she asked me why her friends had sent it to her, if it was a hoax. I felt bad having to explain how gullible people are (and I’m one of them) and so many people pass around bad information on Facebook. Well anyway what I find unique about this article on Superstation95’s website is the fact they have a rebuttal to the snopes article.

ICE Doubt

Usually fake websites and fake news stories don’t do that. Which makes me wonder about the authenticity of Superstation95’s story. They certainly seem to act like it is truth, but they have highlighted on their website that they aren’t sure if the suicide note is just ravings of a madman or the truth.

One of the things is they say there is supposed to be economic collapse in 2016, basically America will be sent back to the Dark Ages/Holocaust.

I wasn’t sure what a FEMA Camp was so I had to google them and it seems they have a Wikipedia article: FEMA Camps Conspiracy

I have a few words of wisdom from my grandfather who fought in WWII. He says: If ever the country collapses to beg, steal, borrow or buy a pair of breeding rabbits. He says to hide them, and breed them and I’ll get more meat to feed my family from two rabbits than if I had two cows.

On a side note I wound up looking for an image to go with this post, and after stumbling through Titanic Conspiracies (about how the Titanic actually never sunk, but the Oceanic did because the White Star Line needed insurance money and they swapped the names of the boats) and then discovered JFK quotes. I listened to some of JFK’s speeches, even listening to some now and I’m tearing up hearing the voice of man who died 18 years before I was born.