Driving Like An Asshole – Two Can Play That Game!

16 Nov 2012
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: Rants  |  Comments disabled  |  Add Comment

Look, I know sometimes people are running late to an appointment, or have a once of a lifetime booty call with their 3rd cousin (I live in the South, I won’t judge).  This may cause you to not use the best judgment and feel the need to speed down the freeway.  Fine. Whatever. I see that every day.  But pay attention, just because you want to speed, change lanes quickly and recklessly, doesn’t mean I’m going to do the same to help you out.  What I will do is much more fun though (For me at least).  Read more…

Gizmodo.com Censoring – You’re Doing It Wrong

28 Oct 2012
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: Rants  |  Comments disabled  |  Add Comment

I was looking at the random internet/geeky type blogs I read, one of them being Gizmodo.com. While I was looking over their articles, I saw the following:  Read more…

Violent Acres / Violentacrez – An Interesting Spike In Traffic

19 Oct 2012
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: BlahBlah, Site News  |  Comments disabled  |  Add Comment

In 2010, and earlier, I wrote a post in regards to another personal blog on the internet called ‘Violent Acres.’ (Those articles can be seen here and here).  It was an interesting site, some thought provoking, and possibly offensive stories, until it went to shit, which is what the first article I linked (The one I wrote in 2010) is about.

Well, me being a geek/nerd type person, I love numbers and statistics, and lately there has been a spike in people finding my article via Google Search. I did some investigation, and I found out why.  Read more…

Oklahoma – Fuck Oklahoma!

17 Oct 2012
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: Rants  |  Comments (3)  |  Add Comment

Recently I had the pleasure of having a vacation. This particular vacation involved a bit of driving through multiple states, and seeing multiple things.  During this trip I got to go through Oklahoma. After driving through it twice, I’ve decided it is now my most hated state in the United States of America.  Congrats Oklahoma, you managed to knock Texas down to #2 on my list! Read more…

Sonic – Where Happy Hour Specials Really Aren’t

07 Sep 2012
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Near where I live, there are quite a few Sonic Drive In’s.  It’s basically your pricier Mcd’s or Burger King, but there is no inside seating.  If you’ve never heard of it, you can google it yourself. I’m not going to explain it.

So sometime ago (Back when I wasn’t updating my blog), I stopped by there to continue my quest toward heart disease.  When I noticed they have ‘Happy Hour Specials!” As seen below:  Read more…

Dear Woot

04 Sep 2012
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: Rants  |  Comments (2)  |  Add Comment

Find below a ‘letter’ I wrote, and posted on the Woot.com community site.

Some background info for those who don’t know.  Woot.com is THE original daily deal website.  They were the first site to offer one item at the start of the day, and that’s all they had to sell until the day ended.  If it sold out before the end of the day, then nothing. You’d still have to wait for the next day to see the next deal.  They had hilarious product descriptions, and generally a fun site to be a member of.  There is other things you should probably know about them, but you can research it more on your own time.

The main thing to know is that in June of 2010, they were purchased by Amazon.  Over time, as with most companies that are bought by a larger corporation, Woot changed (Fun things stopped happening, forced use of social media, site layout completely ruined, and one of my favorite products completely changed).  Some might say it’s for the better, but me, and quite a few others, think it is for the worst.

It was with a great sadness that I decided that I am basically done with Woot, and am not a huge fan anymore.  So I wrote the following letter: Read more…

Guess Who’s Back?!

04 Sep 2012
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: Site News  |  Comment (1)  |  Add Comment

I HAVE RETURNED!

This site still gets something like 1,300 visits a month, even without me posting! Now I know that 1,300 visits a month isn’t spectacular, but considering this is a site where I just ramble and rant, and 1% of the time make an actual decent, coherent post, it’s not to shabby.

I figure if I start posting again, I may get more traffic. Then maybe those stupid ads I put on this site may actually become of some use to me. (After 3.5 years of ads, I still haven’t made even $100 from having them…)  Fun fact: The basic math implies that my site generates about $2.38 per month in ad revenue!  That’s just over $28* annually!  I can retire finally!! (*before cost of running site/domain name purchase are calculated)

Yes, that means the majority of my decision to return to my blog is for personal gain.  If that shocks you, then you obviously haven’t been in the real world much.

The other reason I returned is I like writing.  I’m not the best writer. My grammar is not always the goodest. But I try, and that’s good enough of a reason.  My updates will probably still be sporadic, like 1 every 2-3 weeks, with the occasional 2-3 posts in a week followed by a few weeks of nothing.  Deal with it. There is no schedule to this.

So sit back, relax, and stay tuned for more hilarious stories of rage and stupidity.

(Oh, also, that other site I mentioned previously…It didn’t go as planned…lets just move on and forget about it, k?)

 

The End? – HaHaHaThud.com

09 May 2012
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: Site News  |  Comments disabled  |  Add Comment

**UPDATE: THIS POST IS NO LONGER ACCURATE, hahahathud.com was not used like I thought it would be. I’m going to leave the post on the site though, as I believe in continuity**

 

Well it’s about time this happened.  As the three dedicated readers I have may have noticed, I’ve run low/out of stupid things to complain about.  It’s not that I don’t want to continue writing, it’s just that I’ve found the following problems:

  1. I’ve complained about damn near everything I normally complain about
  2. Most of the things I complain about, everyone else does as well (Google: First World Problems)
  3. I’m not as angry/bitter as I used to be, so the amount of rage I have to put behind my ramblings makes boring posts.

The bad news is that means I’m officially stopping this blog (for now).  This site will continue to run forever as I still get an average of 30 visits a day via search engines, and it’s hosted on a server I do not have to pay for (Employee benefit at my job).  So all my great rants (all 3 of them), and my horrible ramblings (the rest of the site) will be up for as long as I’m employed.

Fun Fact: This blog has been up for just about 3.5 years, and has gotten just shy of 30,000 visits during that time (At the time of this writing)

The good news is I plan to keep writing!  With that I’m announcing my new blog:

www.hahahathud.com

As I realize I don’t have long to live on this planet, and the chances of me writing/publishing a book are pretty damn slim, and there is always a chance I’ll get Alzheimer’s or suffer a stroke, I figure I should write down some of the more amusing points of my life somewhere.

With that I’m launching Ha Ha Ha Thud (.com), as a place where I will relive my past, and point out mistakes I’ve made.  It’ll be a good time for the whole family!

So thanks to everyone for visiting, feel free to poke around at my old articles, and I hope to see you at my new blog.

~Joel The Great

Chinese Buffet- Lazy Decorators

05 Feb 2012
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: BlahBlah  |  Comment (1)  |  Add Comment

Today I decided to challenge my intestinal tract by having dinner at a local Chinese Buffet (I survived thankfully).  While there I spotted something that amused me.

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Pickup Trucks – Homosexual Exhaust

30 Jan 2012
Author: Joel The Great  |  Category: Rants  |  Comments disabled  |  Add Comment

I spend a decent part of my day commuting through a rather populated city.  This means while trying to not get killed by all the tailgating, non-blinker using, cut you off even if you’re their mother idiots out there, I get to see all kinds of vehicles.  I get to see new models, old models, ones that have been abused through out life, ones that have been pampered.  And then there are those that people actively decided to change in some way. I’ve covered something like that with cars before.   But this…this is something new!   Read more…