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Need help with debt?

How many are in debt in Hoboken?

It’s a shame that the “concept” of debt vs. wanting (I need!) things is so hard to grasp by individuals, that it has become a mocking parody on shows like Saturday Night Live.

Credit cards, commercials, the “need to fit in,” other “must have” items (clothing, cars, tech gadgets) we could all do without.

About the only thing that used to be purchased on a “loan” was a home. And even back in the day, the cost of a home was just around 1x to 2x what your annual earnings were. People paid their homes off very quickly. Today, homes have become pretty much impossible to own outright.

While this video is funny, I don’t think it would aid in getting many people out of denial.

It will NEVER be “your team!”

Sports, Bread and Circus – Should you even care? It’s not your team!

When the Yankees lost to the Diamondbacks back in 2001 – that was the tipping point (or the start of a better, more fulfilling life) for me. I still cannot believe that I actually became “emotional” that “my team” lost. Slowly but surely since then, professional sports have been completely eradicated from my life (with the exception of some leftover Yankee hats).

Let this video below serve as a reminder that whatever “camp” you’re in, and for whatever reasons – these over-payed “sporting” entertainment spectacles rely on YOU to pay for tickets, merchandise, apparel and more. But it will NEVER be “your team.” Not today. Not tomorrow. Not EVER.

So what are these drunk boneheads fighting over? What are they “defending” exactly? How can you have “pride” in something that doesn’t belong to you in any way, shape or form? Look in the mirror and ask yourself the same question. Perhaps it’ll all go away one day and we can get back to our roots as individuals.

Statue Theft FAIL in Hoboken

Weakling punks FAIL at Statue Theft in Hoboken

Here we go again with another nefarious video capture in front of Muller Insurance at 930 Washington Street this summer.

“It shows 4 frat boys trying to steal a decorative garden statue. Luckily we thought to cement it and bury it so they try – but honestly can’t remove it. It’s funny but ridiculous – no one wants us to have a nice main street I guess?”

The good thing is that whomever these “frat boys” were, they certainly were not MEAT HEADS on some football team. Because then, the statue probably would have been damaged. Pencil-neck nerds who get sweaty using anything other than a touch-screen computer are no match for heavy landscaping. They probably dropped their pints of piss-water beer several times throughout the night as well.


Ebola Virus

What you need to know about the Ebola Virus

See – we don’t really read the news much these days (other than quick glances at headlines). Truly “observing life,” requires looking at real things outside and kind of slowly forming an opinion based on real experiences, etc. So we haven’t panicked whatsoever about this “Ebola Virus Scare” that is dominating the “news” headlines. Remember all those other “global pandemic scares” in the past? Avian Flu, SARS, heck – even AIDS was supposed to kill half the world. I don’t know.

Anyway – below is a pretty funny clip from YouTuber Mark Dice. We don’t necessarily agree with the direction he goes on with his rants – but some can be quite entertaining, and his delivery almost always gives me a chuckle or three.

Here’s what he said about the latest fear mongering episode people are talking about:

Are you an iDiot?

Orwell vs. Huxley – or is it both of them?

Food for thought for the weekend…

We recently reviewed Neil Postman’s brilliant book Amusing Ourselves to Death. Where he opined that while George Orwell (in “Nineteen Eighty-Four”) and Aldous Huxley (in “Brave New World”) had pseudo-parallel ideologies when it came to unsustainable societies – he concluded that Huxley’s “amusement” theory was more spot on with what is happening. In other words, why do the work of “forceably” controlling the populace, when you can employ them to do it voluntarily.

However, when seeing it “visually,” as cartoonist Stuart McMillen illustrates here (in a depiction created five years ago), a sensible person will be led to believe that it’s BOTH.

My opinion is that you try to “amuse and distract” as many as you can (say 90%+) and for those who are not constrained by mental weakness – you use the Orwell method of “force.” Can you find anything that contradicts that theory?

Anyone that strictly leans to one side or another might be mistaken. Because it appears that both tactics are in action today!

View the photo gallery below (in order) to compare!

Click to see amusing video depicting the power of technology…

Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day – Honoring those who have served

A brief video to remind those who may have forgotten (or never knew) why they have a three-day weekend called Memorial Day.