A Little Color on the Nails is a Big Thing

I’m an unusual guy. I don’t quite stick to the status quo. And you know what? I’m becoming damn proud of it. So last week I took a big step up towards expressing my gender non-conformity: Last week I painted my nails. That’s right, and despite having painted them black, the most moderate of colors a guy can wear on his nails these days, my family freaked out like it was a big deal.

I tried explaining to them that this practice is completely innocuous as it doesn’t impact their health, wealth or their freedom, and that their reaction was totally childish. But no, they insisted, I was the childish one.

Oh well. You can’t argue intelligently with some people. I bitterly removed the polish the next day to calm them. But my hold remains firm on my dear freedom of self-expression. My favorite response to people who object to the way I express myself, to the way I am, is simply this: I was not born to please you.

An Evening of Capoeira

Last Friday night there was a small concert in the area that started off with a capoeira showcase. It was pretty cool, I caught most of it on my phone. I even got two photos of myself with the performers. Which didn’t come out too great, actually… Anyway check out the video by clicking on the snapshot below.

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The Mark of the Gay Fish

After legal pressures from Kanye West, the Coinye cryptocurrency developers have changed their image from this:

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to this:

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Their trademark is now “The Gay Fish.” All to relinquish any likeness between that and Kanye West, of course. It’s quite fitting, don’t you think?

South Park fans everywhere will especially enjoy the reference to the “Fish Sticks” episode where Kanye West simply does not get that he’s being called a gay fish because saying, “I like fish sticks” sounds a lot like, “I like fish dicks.” Watch the full episode here!

I love that the developers now point out Coinye Coins as being a means for people to purchase “Fish Sticks For Their Mouths.” Ah, these Coinye people — they’ve a great sense of humour. They might even be the most adept trolls the internet has ever seen.

Update: The developers have given in and say Coinye is dead! Nooooooooo!

Info On Bitcoin

You’ve probably heard about Bitcoin by now. Maybe you’d like to know more about it. Well, I found this informative, not-too-technical presentation on Youtube by Stefan Molyneux, that covers some interesting details (see below). And if you want to go deeper, here’s a great article that gets technical. And I mean really technical.