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This Month In Magazines

I was at Walmart the other night (there was my first problem) when I happened to go by the magazine aisle. As I passed by it I only glanced at the things it offered. Typically I don’t do magazines. Not because I don’t like them, but because they’re usually too god damned expensive.

Last night though, something caught my eye, so I picked it up to have a look and this is what I found.

My initial reaction was “WHAT THE FUCK?!” As I calmed down a bit right after security got done telling me to calm down a bit, I took it all in. Gods of ROCK? As in ROCK N ROLL? Keith Richards is spinning in his grave right now. Oh sorry, he’s on the cover. WHAT THE FUCK?!

I’ll give you that, Keith deserves to be listed as one of the gods of rock. After all, he’s older than God. But the fact that he’s on the cover of GQ is really what gets me with this particular cover, not that I have ever read or even looked at an issue of GQ in my life. Actually the time it took me to get a picture of this cover was the longest I’ve ever looked at one.

Really? Eminem and Lil Everyday Rapper? Gods of ROCK? I really wanted to buy the magazine just so I could find out why the fuck GQ, or anybody for that matter, considers the music either of those men put out as rock. Now, don’t get me wrong, what they do is respectable and they both have made their mark in the music business. I have nothing but respect for both. But Gods of Rock they are not.

Since when did we start lumping everybody into the Rock category? I started getting a feeling for that a few years ago when I heard Madonna was going to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. What sucked even more was the fact that she was being inducted and legit Rock bands weren’t.

Back in the 90’s we created sub-categories of rock to better categorize the music that was coming out, such as Grunge or Alternative. There’s Classic Rock, Heavy Metal or Metal, Death Metal, Rush, Hard Rock, Blues Rock… the list goes on and on. We, or somebody, created extra categories so that bands could be better described, so that all rock wasn’t looked at or listed as the same.

But now we’re just throwing everybody into the giant, top tier main category of Rock. Why? What’s the point? Rap is not Rock. It’s just not. I’m not saying that because I’m a bigger fan of Rock than I am of Rap. It’s just not. Rap has worked its way into the mainstream over years and years of being looked at as horrible by a majority of the people in the world, mostly because it talked about things a majority of the people of the world didn’t want to hear. Rap, or Hip Hop, was a way for black folks to tell the rest of us what the world was doing to them, to let out their anger, to publicize the wrong doings they were being subjected to. The music had to struggle for a long time just to be accepted, let alone to be mainstream. So now it’s being labeled as Rock. I think the fans and the artists should be pissed.

Its like saying, “your music is great, but we’re going to put you under the category of Rock so that its more appealing to a bigger amount of people.” Wouldn’t that piss you off? I’m pissed for them.

This clearly shows why GQ shouldn’t be your first choice for music advice. I didn’t even look to see who the others were, for fear that I’d only get more pissed off. Chances are good that Angus Young isn’t in that list, because obviously GQ has no clue.

Since I was in the area I noticed another magazine and thought I’d take a snap shot of it as well. Brace yourself.

I’m really not sure what magazine this is, but I think it’s a Time Life, although I’m probably wrong and really I hope I am. I used to have respect for Time Life.

Now the fans of Amy Whorehouse can rejoice, there’s a commemorative issue, all about her life, for them, her fans, to remember her by. All three of them can shout with glee.

What the fuck has she done to deserve having an entire issue of a magazine dedicated to her? I’m not much of a fan of radio, but are any of her songs being played on the radio? Not Satellite, that doesn’t count, they play everything. And not after her death, but before it, were there any stations playing her music before she died? I really don’t know because I don’t listen to the radio, but for some reason I doubt it.

The reason I doubt it is, even though I don’t listen to the radio, I would still recognize an artists name if I heard it because typically, those artists on the radio are spoken about often enough that I would pick it up just from hearing it a few times. All of us are that way, really. But her name? I had never heard of her until she was so smashed at one of her own concerts that she pissed off her own fans by forgetting the words to her own songs and fucking everything up and then cussing her fans out for booing her and then walking off the stage before the show had really even gotten started and denying her fans, who had actually paid money to see her, a refund or even a decent apology. That’s when I had first heard about her. Apparently she had been around before that.

Also, she committed suicide by living a horrible lifestyle and overdosing on drugs. She may not have wanted to die, but she killed herself by OD’ing on drugs. I just did a search on why exactly she died and this is what I found from a website straight out of Satan’s asshole, HollywoodLife.com:

Amy had long struggled with addiction, and now friends are reporting she was just out for a good time. Meanwhile, her family is struggling with the pain of their loss.

Amy Winehouse‘s July 23 death left the music world reeling, and new reports are coming out that drugs may have been the cause.

Amy, who was 27, was known among her friends as a party animal and addict, and many are saying she simply overdid it while partying on July 22. Allegedly the tipping point was a drug run she made at 10:30 pm that night, The People reports. She proceeded to mix cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and ketamine, and coupled with the alcohol she was drinking, the combination proved fatal.

“Amy seemed determined to have a big one on Friday night,” a friend told the publication. “She was out in Camden [a neighborhood in London] on Friday evening, but seemed determined to carry on the party back at her flat. None of us know who was with her into the early hours of Saturday. But getting out of it was clearly her main priority of the night.”

Meanwhile, as the Daily Mail reports an autopsy will take place within the next 24 hours, Amy’s family has released a touching statement: “Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful daughter, sister, niece. She leaves a gaping hole in our lives. We are coming together to remember her and we would appreciate some privacy and space at this terrible time.”

This story is just so sad — we hope Amy is at peace, as she was so obviously tormented during her life.

Since when has dying of overdosing on a ton of illegal drugs been looked at as sad? It’s glamorized now, and some people wonder why there’s a war on drugs. The jackasses who read the trash on this website and any other like it, for one, aren’t the types of people who would be doing drugs, so you’d think, and two, are very impressionable. Just like Heath Ledger, the world goes into mourning and they have candle light vigils, and they get together outside of the jackass’s home and place flowers on the ground and cry and cry and cry. Shut the fuck up. These idiots killed themselves from doing TOO MANY ILLEGAL DRUGS. Their awesome lifestyle of having a ton of money and talent and fame brought on by you, their fans, wasn’t enough for them (or Amy Winehouse who apparently had some fans). So they turned to illegal drugs they bought off of somebody that you wouldn’t give a fuck less if they died, just so they could enjoy their life for once. And you’re mourning them?

So this bitch Amy did enough in her life to warrant an entire fucking magazine dedication? If she did, I would have heard about her previous to her fucked up concert debacle. I just would have. That’s the way things go.

After that magazine I had had enough and left the magazine aisle. As I was standing in the checkout lane, which I wound up not going all the way through, I discovered another magazine.

I’m not entirely sure who the chick is, although she’s already made her way to the list of hot-chicks-I’d-totally-bang-hard list. Surprisingly though, that’s not what originally caught my attention. It’s the giant cover story posted next to her.

Guys Top Sex Secrets. Now, I understand this topic has been going on a long time in the world of women’s magazines. They think they know men’s secrets. Obviously they don’t because this continues to be a story for them.

We don’t have any fucking sex secrets. Dress up like a nurse or a maid and give us head. That’s it. If women sucked us off on a regular basis which means more than once every quarter of the year, we’d really have nothing to complain about. I know I wouldn’t. More than once in my life, a conversation much like this has happened between me and one of my friends.

“Last night my wife (or girlfriend) and I got into a huge fight. She called my mother a whore and punched my dog in the nuts and then said I had a tiny dick and then she fucked my dad. Then she broke my Beatles collection and lit my car on fire. But then she sucked my dick, so everything is cool.”

We don’t have secrets, and if the cunts who write these ignorant pieces of literary rubbish bothered to ask a guy, or for that matter actually dated real men and PLEASED them in any way, they’d know this. But publishing this crap is a sure fire way to continue to get readers who still have no idea how to please a man and never will, which is why they continue to publish these magazines with these dumbass secrets that don’t exist.

These magazines will never publish the truth about our sex secrets, which I just revealed, because they know if they do, they’ll never be able to have another issue like this again, which I figure comes out once every four issues. These magazines suck, all the way around, so don’t buy them. Now, if they had naked pictures of that beautiful woman on the cover, I’d buy it, but they don’t, so fuck ‘em.

Just as I thought it couldn’t get worse, I happened to see this one.

Gastric Bypass without surgery? This intrigues me, but not enough to buy the magazine. How could that be accomplished, I wondered. My wife and I discussed it while waiting in line at the register, which we left shortly after without purchasing what we had spent an hour picking up, because there was only one checkout lane open and there were a ton of people in line in front of us waiting to buy a ton of shit.

So what happens? Do they make you swallow a handful of rubber bands and hope that one of them accidentally slips around your stomach and does the trick? Or do they make you eat a box of staples and then punch you in the stomach until one of them sticks and fixes you for good?

OR, do they tell you to get off of your fat lazy ass and eat right and work out? I’m guessing no, which is yet another reason why paying the outlandish prices for these magazines is a complete waste of money and reading them is a complete waste of time. Do yourself a favor and pick up a Hustler and a box of tissues. Now that’s money well spent.

Ten Warning Signs of Alcoholism

I just discovered the official top ten signs that you could possibly be an alcoholic. This is the OFFICIAL list. In other words, a committee got together on this, picked through thousands of entries, and came up with this, the definitive ten signs that could without a doubt tell that you are an alcoholic. You can find this list here. That link is just in case you find it as ridiculous as I do and want to verify that I didn’t make it up.

Now let’s go over their list while a drunk tells you what he thinks of it. And then I’ll give you the real signs to verify your alcoholism.

1. Do you drink alone? Who doesn’t? If you go out once a week and have a glass of wine, good for you. You are most definitely not an alcoholic. BUT, if you come home from work, you had a rough day, you kick off your shoes and you grab a beer or a glass of wine, you plop down on the couch and drink your drink while enjoying the silence and solitude of the moment, that most definitely does NOT make you an alcoholic. Just because alcoholics tend to drink alone doesn’t mean everybody who drinks alone is an alcoholic. Just because a lot of people who enjoy having sex also enjoy masturbating doesn’t mean everybody who has sex masturbates. However, with this point in mind, I have to answer yes to it.

2. Do you lie about the amount of alcohol you consume? If you do this, chances are good you’re an alcoholic.

In life there are two sets of heavy drinkers. There are alcoholics and there are drunks. To get the joke out of the way early, an alcoholic goes to meetings, a drunk doesn’t.

In all actuality, there is a difference. I, myself, am a drunk and I have known alcoholics. I’ll get to the differences later, but for this particular sign, this is an alcoholic move. Drunks will gladly tell you how much they drank the previous night. They might even overestimate how much they had, just to make the story more epic.

Whoa, what’s that? You can lie BOTH WAYS. It looks as if the question they asked is VAGUE. According to them, if you lie and say you drink less than you do, you’re an alcoholic. But, if you lie and say you drink MORE, you’re labeled as an alcoholic. So, I have to answer yes to this one. Because at one time I did say to a cop who pulled me over that I only had two when I actually had twenty-two.

3. Has your toleration to alcohol increased? I’m just going to go ahead and combine this one with 6. Do you consume more alcohol than you used to? First of all, if you drink beer on a regular basis, you are going to get a tolerance. Period. This, of course, will make you drink more alcohol than you used to. So, they both go together. That is, to say, you drink to get drunk. Which, why the hell would you drink for any other reason? I can’t have just one beer, which makes me a drunk. Alcoholics can’t just have one either. There’s a difference, though, and I’ll explain it in a bit. However, if you’re drinking to get drunk every time you drink and you drink regularly, your tolerance is going to go sky high. That doesn’t mean you’re an alcoholic. It just means you drink a lot, which means at the very least you’re just a drunk. So what does this mean? I have to answer yes to it.

4. Do you drink much more than your friends? What the hell does this tell us about anything? What if you have a friend who doesn’t drink at all? If you have one drink, you automatically drink more than your friend. This one is bogus. I have friends who don’t drink, so yes, I drink more than they do.

5. Do you drink first thing in the morning to alleviate a hangover? This could work but it doesn’t stop when it should. What this question asks is, if you drink one night and wake up the next morning with a hangover, do you drink to get rid of the hangover? This, in the drinking world is called “hair of the dog”. But for this question’s sake, it’s too vague. I read that and instantly thought, if you drink once a year and get drunk and have a hangover the next morning, do you drink a beer to kill the pain? Would ANY OF YOU consider a person who did this to be an alcoholic? Of course not. Drinking twice a year would hardly constitute that. Unless the person in question drinks twice a year meaning they only stopped drinking for a day that year. Then yes, they are an alcoholic.

What this question should ask is, do you drink first thing EVERY morning to alleviate a hangover? If that’s the case, then you are an alcoholic. Because I’ve done this a few times before and I am not an alcoholic. But, I have to answer yes even though I don’t do it every morning, but I have done it.

7. Do you blackout while you drink? If you do this a lot, you are an alcoholic and you shouldn’t be drinking. If you black out, you are doing things that could potentially kill you and you won’t even know it. That’s fucked up and you should stop drinking.

However, one time when I was eighteen I blacked out while drinking. It was the only time I’ve ever done that (that I can recall). Apparently that night I almost burned my face off trying to light a cigarette, and I continuously tried to get everybody to go swimming. Had I gone swimming that night, I probably would have drowned. But I don’t remember any of it. As funny as it is to tell, I’m still embarrassed to this day that I did that, and that was 13 years ago.

With what this question asks, though, that would mean I’m an alcoholic because I blacked out when I drank. It only happened once, but the question isn’t specific enough, so now I have to answer yes to this question.

8. Do you often drink after work to calm your nerves? Hey, we’ve already been over this. But, if you’re doing this on a regular basis, then you should probably FIND A NEW FUCKING JOB. It doesn’t mean you’re an alcoholic though. When you discover you can’t come home from work, even after a good day, and not have a beer, you’re probably an alcoholic. But, if you come home from work and drink a beer, once every week or two, you are not an alcoholic. Again, this question is vague and again, I would have to answer yes to it by the way it is asked.

9. Do you suffer from alcohol related accidents or legal problems? As this question is asked, if you drank alcohol only once in your life, but while you were drinking you tripped while walking down a flight of stairs and broke your leg, you are an alcoholic. Also, even if you have never drank a drop of alcohol in your life, but you suffer from legal problems, you are an alcoholic. I know what they meant to say, but they don’t say it, so I have to take it at face value. Because of the way it’s asked, I have to say yes to this one as well.

10. Is alcohol affecting relationships with loved ones? You bet it is! I get along better with my family and those around me when I’m drunk. Most of them I can’t stand to be around when I’m sober. Drinking puts me into a mood and a frame of mind where I can deal with them, thus the relationship I have with them can not only last, but flourish. If it weren’t for alcohol, that wouldn’t happen and I’d be a sad, drugged out recluse of a man, hiding away in my always dark apartment, listening to Marilyn Manson and sewing my lips together for Halloween. One of the few benefits of drinking beer, and THEY are trying to turn it against us. Don’t let them do it. However, I have to answer yes to it because they didn’t specifically ask if it was affecting your relationships negatively.

The results: I answered yes to every question. And they say on the website, “A “yes” answer to even one of these questions may be a strong sign of alcoholism.” I answered all 10 with a yes. This must mean I’m an alcoholic. Kiss my ass.

It’s very clear what this list is trying to do. It’s trying to make you get more than one “yes” so that when you read that if you only answered “yes” to ONE QUESTION you are probably an alcoholic, you’ll think “HOLY SHIT! I’M GONNA DIE!” when chances are good you probably only drink more than a three year old. That’s why you should hear it FROM A DRINKER, and not a bunch of idiots who THINK they know what the fuck they’re talking about even though they’ve probably never had a drink in their life. That’s why the only people you hear complaining about how horrible marijuana is are people who never smoked it. How can you have an opinion if you don’t have experience with it? No matter good or bad?

I brought it up earlier, now here it is. The difference between being a drunk and an alcoholic.

Neither drunks nor alcoholics can drink just one or two beers. This just whets the appetite and makes them want to drink more.

A drunk might spend the rest of the money he/she has on some beer to continue drinking. If they have no money, they might actually decide to not have that first and possible second beer knowing that they’ll want more and they don’t want to torture themselves. An alcoholic will steal something from someone, or take something they hold very close, and sell it to get the cash to buy more alcohol. They might even try drinking cough syrup or try to find something else that can get them drunk. A drunk will not do this.

After getting totally trashed, introduce some food into the picture. A drunk will eat it, and a lot of it, eventually not wanting to drink any more. They’ll probably pass out after eating. An alcoholic will pass up the food so they can drink more. And they will do this at every meal time until the only thing they consume is alcohol.

A drunk can go days on end without drinking or even thinking about drinking. A drunk can stop drinking completely and live a normal and perfect life. An alcoholic has to drink every day, only going a day or two without before they absolutely have to drink again. And even those days when they don’t drink, the only thing they’ll be able to think about is drinking. And if they quit completely, they’d go through a detox that would be unbearable. A drunk will not experience this detox.

A drunk will most likely openly admit to drinking a lot and they will almost always attribute it to a number of things, such as enjoying how the alcohol they drink tastes, or enjoying the effects of the alcohol. An alcoholic might admit to drinking a lot, but if they do they’ll give a shitload of excuses as to why they do it, to make it sound like they’re a victim of some sort. They’ll cry and tell about horrible things in their lives and they’ll get you to feel sorry for them. And then they’ll ask you to buy them a drink.

Don’t be fooled. Just because somebody likes to drink all the time doesn’t necessarily mean they are an alcoholic. It just means they enjoy drinking. And there is nothing wrong with that. But being an alcoholic is really a bad thing and it should be treated and helped. However, don’t try to make those of us who drink on a regular basis but don’t have a problem feel bad or feel like we do have a problem. We’re not the issue here and shouldn’t be lumped into the same category as alcoholics.