Posts Tagged ‘technology’

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“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.”~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
 

Yep, you are reading this right. IT STILL WORKS.
This is a t-shirt that I had custom made recently this year. And it serves well for many purposes. But its legacy has taken off.
First, an explanation as to why it exists.
As an adult with a disability, I can safely say that I have had a lot of people come up to me and ask a lot of questions. Some innocently out of their own ignorance. But A LOT of personal questions that are downright stupid.
With children, the most popular question I get is: What happened to your legs?

Innocent enough. I answer the best that I can. Or I just tell them “That’s how I was born.”

With adults, the most popular question I get (outside of “What happened?”) would be something like:

Can you still do it? Does your dick work? Can you have sex? Can you feel “down there?”

Anything like that.

Trust me, it is really annoying. Especially since it is none of their business. Considering that a vast majority of the people asking, I will never see again in my lifetime.

So I decided to answer the question once and for all.

Honestly, I have not had a single person come up to me asking that kind of question ever since I wore the shirt out in public the first couple of times. Of course there have been some people who have seen it and read it, thinking with dirty minds. It was something that I anticipated to happen. And I just deal with the laughter and snickering that people think that I cannot hear behind my back.

Now let me tell what has happened since I started wearing the shirt in public.

As expected, I have a lot of people tell me that they like the shirt, as they sit there and laugh real hard until they can no longer breathe.

A few times I have had people come up to me, asking to take a photograph of it. In which I do not have a problem with.

I went out last night to watch the band AUTUMN STAY play a show at the Dirty Dog Bar wearing the shirt. And the legacy took off with a whole new chapter.

Before the show even got started, two people who said that they loved the shirt buy me drinks. One of which happened to be the touring band that was in town. The other an employee of a different bar next door.

It didn’t stop the entire night. Drink after drink after drink after drink. Included with so many people asking to take photos. And of course…. I never really know where those photos end up. 19221669_10154696784091453_5194340704344925977_o

As the night continued, more and more drinks and more and more photos. I didn’t have to spend ANY money on refreshments last night. And it was very very HOT, now that it is June in Texas. I think the temperature reached 100°F for the first time in 2017. Hydration was very important last night.

I had several people passing by continually expressing to me that they liked the shirt up and down Sixth Street. And a few women came up to me asking what it meant. As if that was not obvious enough. And other women were either brave enough or drunk enough to end up kissing me!!!

To this day, I have not had anyone challenge me to find out whether or not I am lying. I mean of course it works. If I cannot go through the process of urination, I am in trouble!!!! But yes I know what this hints at. And its supposed to. It has more than one function, perverts.

Before there was a time when someone would ask me if it works, I would answer “There’s only one way to find out!” but nobody ever followed through on that. And that is probably a blessing in disguise.

The only problem that I can see wearing the shirt is that some story randomly finds my family. But they already know about it. I told my parents, and all I got back in response was a chuckle. Especially from my father. So really, I am good.

Stay tuned for more adventures of It Still Works as it travels into the world.

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“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Albert Einstein

Yes. Finally! The opening day of the long awaited film by global fans (particularly Americans) of GODZILLA.

I know that for the United States of America, that it just opened officially yesterday and so many have not had the opportunity to see it yet, so I promise that I will not provide any spoilers in this blog post.

At least not intentionally.

But its not about the film necessarily. It is about the seats inside of the theater that I was in and the experiences that I went through WHILE watching Godzilla.

Now I have no idea where this came from but now there is something called D-Box technology in the theaters here.

But its not offered across the entire United States of America.

It is only in selected theaters at this moment in time, and I just happened to go to one of them last night when I went to see Godzilla.

There are 22 D-Box theater seats inside of the movie theater that I went to.

The theater with the most D-Box theater seats is located at Carmike Thousand Oaks 14 in Thousand Oaks, California and Carmike Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, Illinois with 36 D-Box theater seats each. Godzilla- 2D-BOX Technologies Movie Seats

As I settled in, there were already scores of movie goers inside the theater. For the smallest of moments I struggled with the decision of whether or not to stay in my wheelchair or transfer into one of the theater seats and attempt to get as comfortable as possible because Godzilla’s run time is over two hours.

I made the attempt of transferring smoothly. But Mr. Smooth was nowhere in the building. I am just thankful that I didn’t fall down on my face. The one thing that I had kept in mind is the possibility of hearing someone shout “You want some help?” … of which never happened. And strangely enough, I was okay with it. godzillaalaxy10

So as the film moved on, I noticed that the entire seat was shaking, vibrating, and rumbling every time some door got shut, or every time that Godzilla stomped, slammed, kicked, or even roared.

What the heck??

And it didn’t matter if Godzilla was doing something or not. If some other actor was punching his way through the crowds or whatever he was doing to make some kind of “impact” then the  seat would just go psycho!!

It was actually pretty cool. However, I am not really the movie goer any more. Not since theaters decided that greed was the best way to go.

Godzilla is only the third time I have been to the movie theater ever since 2009 when I went to see PUBLIC ENEMIES with Johnny Depp on the 4th of July.

Nonetheless, do some research to see where the nearest available D-Box theater seats are in your area. It definitely is a really awesome treat. Made the moving going experience a little better. Even though Godzilla just steals the show.

 

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So maybe this would be something that fellow bloggers can help me understand.

That is the REBLOG.

I’ve seen it used. I know that two posts of mine have been reblogged by others.

Still… what would be the point? Why aren’t bloggers blogging any more??

Granted nobody wants to be accused of stealing one’s creative works. And nobody wants to go through any bitter arguments. But reblog?

I guess I am too old school for it. If I had seen something that I thought I would share with you here, then you know that I would provide you the URL for it.  mzl.bafsbcml

Technology and its ways are moving so fast. I wonder if I will ever be able to catch up with it??

Maybe there are some benefits to it that I am not getting or understanding.

Maybe there is something more to it because I think its just another way of being lazy. But that’s just me.

I’d rather provide for my followers rather than clicking a few buttons and EXPECTING them to go read something else.

It could be that I just prefer my own creative content.

So if you have any answers, I’m all ears to the comment section below.

Thank you in advance.