Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ninfamous vs Gas Prices

That's right, it's gripe hour.

The price at the pump today is even more painful than your average Miley Cyrus performance. Two years ago we were scared witless when the price hit $4.11. Now $4.11 is a great price to stumble upon, if you can find it.

I guess its come to that time when we have to get our lazy butts off the comfortable car seat and unto the narrow rubber triangle of a bike seat. China's been doing it since the wheel was invented! And look at their economy! Are they hurting? No. They practically sit their comfortable narrow butts on the comfort of the narrow bike seat and scoff at fat lazy Americans who can't go from their house to the mailbox without getting in their car. So apparently all these years the formula for a good economy is one we missed. The secret is not in the complicated language they use, or their space saving lifestyle. Not even their ridiculously easy way of making crappy bootleg technology that lasts a full week without dying. I have found that secret. Don't worry, of course I'll share it with you :

 Laziness= Bad Economy .

You with me? It gets better.

Bad Economy= High Gas Prices
High Gas Prices= Use Bikes
Bikes= Health and More Money
More Money= Mass Production of Industry
Mass Production of Industry= China
China= Bikes
Bikes=Good Economy

Yessir. So it's time to break out them two wheelz and peel out. After all, you'll only need to use them for two and a half days. Then, if you's been a good little chicken, it's rapture hour! :P

But riding a bike doesn't appeal to me. So I'm going to take advantage of the brute force in my pet maltese.

Maltese are known for their staunch strength in pulling heavy cargo.

Monday, May 16, 2011

James Tate FTW

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month, you must have heard by now of the uproar created by James Tate of Shelton High School. (Which just so happens to be very close to Ninfamous' quarters) The teenage boy/young man (manboy?) posted on the wall of his school during afterhours with the help of his friends, cardboard letters asking a girl out to prom.

The reaction to his novel approach? Suspension from school and being banned to go to the prom. The one social activity that means life, in a nutshell, and marks the beginnings of mostly every overly hormonal homo-sapien in high school.

The media had a field day and practically cornered the headmaster, whom looks like a mix between Janet Reno and Marcie from Charlie Brown. First she gave one press conference emphasizing her full right to make unpopular decisions and her complacency with being disliked by the crowds. Then she had to diplomatically eat those words and retract her extreme decision in a more irenic light. Fail, Marcie Reno. Fail.

James, on the other hand, couldn't have benefited more from this whole craze. Everyone and their mama wanted to support or interview him. He's gotten several FB pages in his names with hundreds of likes, nationwide support and now that the man-boy gets his party, all of a sudden the mass of die hard fans are getting sick of the thinly veiled 'Buy the t-shirts' gimmick the FB page is shoving down their throats.

Here's Nina's Opinion: The kid didn't commit a crime. If the school really thought it was that offensive, there could have been a more reasonable punishment than automatically suspending and banning them from prom. With so many violent school stories, the fact that this young boy thought of a cute, romantic-ish way of asking out a girl to prom is noteworthy. No one was insulted, no one was hurt, there was no damage done to the property or to anyone. Vandalism? Please. A lot of people spray paint to their hearts' content and most people don't even call that vandalism anymore. So let it go. Smack his wrist if you will, but let boy have his night of regret- er fun and games. Seriously, there are bigger fish to fry.

So the story has a happy ending. And James Tate has probably inspired hundreds of kids to try risky, new ways of asking out chicks to prom for a good fifteen minutes of fame.

In the words of Dj Ticoindamix, let's all party to the JamesTATE of Mind! Proof that if you whine loud enough and get the media involved, anything is possible.

Now Can I Haz More Page Likes PLZ!? Geez! What's a girl gotta do? Been bloggin' since October of last year and I'm at a disappointing 24 likes. Pathetic.

But it's not about me.. Its not about me.. Congrats, Tate, from an opinionated CT valley girl ;)