Thursday, 8 March 2012

I've lost my mind...

So, after yet another wasted appointment with the shrink today, I find myself at a loss yet again.

Sometimes I often do sit and wonder what it'd be like to not be controlled by my 'illness' for one day, but then comes the crashing reality in the knowledge that (whilst it would be a nice dream) there is no end to my mental struggle.

The latest news is that I have what is known as Rapid Cycling.

Anyway enough about my ramblings, it would be great to hear if any of you who suffer from Bi Polar have experienced anything similar, and how you manage to live a normal life through it all?

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle, Fallen Star!

So yet again we have another Celebrity who lived and died all in the public eye.

I'm talking, of course, about the tragic death of Whitney Houston. Yet another talented singer, who lived her life in the public eye- and yet again another singer who's death was just as publicised as her life.

But I guess this is the result of living the life, the 'flip-side' to the coin, the other blade on the double edged sword they all came to call life.

Yes it is overwhelmingly apparent that Whitney had an incredible voice- I've heard her once dubbed; "The voice, the icon, the legend!'. However, her latter years were overshadowed by her substance abuse and domestic violence.

How many people do you think took to the net to try and find more information on her death, or (and rather disgustingly at that) took the net to try and find that shot of her body, submerged in water? Limp, lifeless and alone.

The one moment she had in her adult life which should have been private, yet the press and paparazzi- alike- all took to the hotel where she was found, all hoping to capture that 'Front Page' photo. And I mean, of course having a photo of that moment would have sold billions of copies of your publication- but then again doesn't phone hacking?

Where is the privacy of it all?

From A list celebrities to us normal folk, everybody publicises every detail of their life (I, myself, am guilty of this too). Who hasn't taken to Facebook to tell the world something? And who hasn't posted their own eulogy of a fallen star days after their demise?

Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson- all stars in their own right, were all victims of both substance abuse and the public eye. Every intimate moment of their lives were captured and mass produced to make a 'quick buck'.

So called 'fans' were drooling at the sight of these Stars, out of their trees on all kinds of drugs, falling into/ out of cars with their genitals on show. Getting thrown out of all sorts of establishments for being over the limit. But you look at anyone who suffers any kind of addiction, and ask them why they're taking it - and you're answer (much similar to the answer you'd get from a Star) is that it provides them with an escape from reality. And when a 'Star's' reality is living their lives in the public eye, in front of a society much similar to rabid dogs, can you really blame them for needing a release? Yet as soon as these Stars perish, the same people who mocked and criticised them whilst they were alive, hold candles and mourn them- and call themselves fans!

I mean, Whitney's funeral (or 'home-going') was available for viewing for the public. I can see why, fans of course want to share the last moments of Whitney's life.

But, yet, I'm left pondering what is private any more. And, indeed, whether it is possible for anyone in the public eye to have any private lives at all. Or is that just the cost of fame now? Have an amazing talent, share it with the world in exchange for your personal freedoms?

It's a sobering reflection on the kind of society we all live in, where we have to share and see so much of it with the world that the media turn up seconds after a star dies. All hoping to get that money making photo of a human being, who shared their talent with the world, lying helpless and lifeless.

Because after all, that is what they are isn't it... Human Beings?

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Guess Who's Back...

Well after an elongated break from the 'blogosphere', I feel a rant from yours truly is well overdue.

With a new layout and fresh appearance, SB! is slicker than ever.

Don't let this new 'sassy' do throw you though, behind all of the pizazz is the same bumbling fellow that bought you such memorable posts as 'Grrrrrrr...Vampires' and 'Is it a coincidence that God spelt backwards is dog?'.

So what can you expect from this new look? Well pretty much the same as before but with more angst and cynicism!

And with the world as a whole now truly embracing the 'age of technology' (so much so, ITV feels the need to include their weather presenter's twitter user names) you can be certain that my usual ramblings will return with a vengeance!

Also, you may have noticed that the usual Mascot feature has been removed. This is due to the untimely demise of both 'Barry the Fish', 'Sgt. Squirrel' and 'McTavish the Moose'. In light of this, I have decided to leave it up to you (the reader) to decide on what the new mascot should be.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Politically hung?

With the General Election edging ever closer, the fear of a 'Hung Parliament' is sweeping both Whitehall and the rest of the UK.

So.... What is a Hung Parliament?

A Hung Parliament is created when no party has achieved an overall majority of seats in an election. Seats are occupied by MPs representing individual constituencies across the country, if no political party has more than half of the seats in the House of Common- a hung parliament is created.

However, an here's the confusing part, even though no overall majority is achieved, the party with the most seats will be asked to try to form a Government. For example, there are 650 seats in the House of Commons (not counting 'The Speaker and his deputies') and for an overall majority to be achieved 325 or more seats have to be won by a political Party. So if the Conservatives were to win 326- they would hold the majority and form a Government.

So the party who doesn't hold an outright majority- yet still has the largest of number of seats in the Commons will be asked by Queeny to form a Government. The best chance for a Government to be formed this way is for the party (e.g, Tory) to form a coalition with a smaller party (e.g, UKIP)- this would then form a Coalition Government- similar to that of Germany. The Coalition Government would then have to reach a 'happy medium' on policies and other such aspects of Government.

However if this cannot be achieved, then Parliament has to be dissolved and another election takes place. This has only ever happened once before in the last 100 years, it occurred in 1974 when no outright majority was achieved when Labour held 301 seats compared to the Tories' 297. A minority Government was formed but lasted a short while before Parliament was dissolved and another election happen in October.

If a 'Hung', 'Coalition' or 'Minority' Government was formed after this election you can expect for their to be some rather heated debates in the Commons as parties push for their own agenda to be put forward.

Maybe the Queen is in for a busy year because of this...

Friday, 26 February 2010

Grrrrrrrr.... Vampires!!!!

Recently it seems that every film or TV shows only chance of success is if it massively involves Vampires!!!!

However, it's worth pointing out that they are not the traditional Vampires of old, these 'hybrid' vampires- who apparently ooze sex appeal for millions of prepubescent teens across the world have ruined the excitement that I used to feel towards Vampires (no sex pun intended)!

Dracula is the standard, for me, when rating the awesomeness of Vampires. He is traditional, elegant and just plain awesome- especially when Christopher Lee is the star!

But these phonies from- and I'm about to barf- 'Twilight' have completely ruined these once awesome creatures. With their 'rogue' looks they have destroyed Vampires, not only for myself but for future generations as well!

See below for visual evidence!

-not awesome!

- awesome!

'A picture is worth a thousand words, Lee's Dracula speaks volumes!!!

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Is it a coincidence that God spelt backwards is Dog?

As you can tell by the title, this post isn't going to be embracing 'God' or 'religion'...

In my most humble opinion, the whole idea of religion is overrated. It's more of a ray of hope for those in tough times.

Think about it, if you had the chance to 'repent' for the wrongdoings in your life and be guaranteed a seat in this castle in the clouds, then you would jump at the opportunity. Fortunately not everybody thinks like that, otherwise I'd expect to drunkenly stumble past a long line of heathens wanting to repent.

And then we come to God...

This mythical apparently benevolent, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresence being that created the world in 7 days- I know this is bogus because it took ages to create Ikea which is a miniature world itself.

Anyhow, my view remains Atheist, and I don't really see that changing. However as religion is such a subjective topic of society, no one person is right (except me)!

I apologise for this being so short, but I have just learnt that Cheryl Tweedy is now single :-D

"When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself."

Yes I know it's hard to believe, but I'm back! (insert evil laugh for effect!)

With the world on it's knees and politics in such a shambles- I saw the SB! signal in the sky and, like the caped crusader that I am, I knew the time was nigh! Out of the darkness I came, running to save you all.

However I do genuinely intend to publish some kind of deep and meaningful post today, so I shall return.

Until then, FEAR EVERYTHING!!!!!


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