Article 64 – Chain Letters – Why Bother?

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Does this guy remind anyone else of Ned Stark from Game of Thrones?

Oh I love writing articles in this category. Why Bother? has produced some of my personal favourite posts and are a joy to write.

I haven’t written one in a while but let’s see where this goes…

Let’s get serious with this alright, it’s a serious problem.

I always wondered how the whole concept of chain letters started.

A pathetic way to get somewhat naive and perhaps gullible people into falling for this despicable act of passing on a message to avoid something ridiculous happening to themselves or even worse, to make something good happen. Continue reading

Article 63 – My Issue with Selfies

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As we all know, the popularity of taking a picture of one’s self has seen a massive increase in popularity over the last couple of years or so and with apps such as SnapChat and Instagram a few taps away, I don’t see the trend declining anytime soon.

Let’s set something straight. Selfies do not bother me one bit.

Heck, I have taken a couple of photos of myself with my smartphone and whatnot. I don’t see any harm in doing so and looking in a mirror just doesn’t have that lasting effect anymore. It’s not like we can see ourselves through other means, ya feel me?

Any way, let me address my issue.

My issue is not with selfies themselves (title was a tad misleading, apologies), but rather with the people who supposedly take them.
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Article 62 – How to Lose Weight in Three Easy Steps

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100% real weight loss solution

In an age largely reliant on the internet, there has been a massive change to people’s lifestyles in the last 15 years or so. That being said, We have generally seen an increasingly overweight human race… from what I hear that is (What do I know? I’m only 20). It’s not like I knew much when I was five, right? (Actually, I have heard I was a pretty smart kid but that is besides the point)…

Don’t worry, this isn’t an article that bashes the Internet and tells you to eat your vitamins, say your prayers and run around in the park for six hours. Instead I am focusing on something a lot more specific.

Note: This is my first proper article in a long time. So cut me some slack, let’s see where it takes us. (Oh, and the steps are at the end of this article).

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Blog 59 – My Thoughts on The Facebook Poke

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First of all, let me enlighten you to the fact that I’ve only ever used this function like once or twice… all of which were poke-backs.

Also, it has been a loooong time since I’ve written an article in the “My Thoughts On” series. But anyway… on to the Poking!

NEVER have I encountered such a useless function on any social networking website.

I mean, what the hell does it even do? Is it supposed to emulate a real-life poke? Because believe you me, it doesn’t resemble that in the slightest. Continue reading

Blog 54 – Demons run when a good man goes to war

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No humour, no punchline. Just pure bullshit. Views make me feel warm and fuzzy inside so just go ahead and read it.

(Don’t judge me)

Demons run. Demons run when a good man goes to war.

Pat yourself on the back if you know where the title is from. Slap yourself if you don’t. (Comment if you know where I stole the title from)

What with people still on-about their resolutions for 2014… here’s a likkle pep talk/motivational speech sorta thing. It’s more for myself and fellow bloggers than for the general public to read. But don’t stop reading now. Trust me, there’s no turning back… Continue reading

Blog 51 – Stopping half way through a sentence – Why Bother?

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So some (none) of you may have noticed that I haven’t posted for about 2 weeks. Sure I miss the occasional weekly post… But for two darn weeks I went silent.

I went quiet quiet. not even a tweet from either @EssWhyDeeBlog or @EssWhyTech

Sure, It isn’t a huge deal. But what if there was a deeper meaning to the silence?

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Blog 50 – What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger – Interpreted

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I’ve tuned down the humour for this article. It’s genuinely something to ponder about.

“What doesn’t kill you, make you stronger” is a phrase that has always been rather popular with the unwashed masses. Heck, It’s a pretty darn good saying an’ all, don’t-cha think? …. Don’t-chaaa?

Commonly used to raise one’s spirit, usually a lie told to yourself to make you feel like you are stronger than you actually are.

Is there anything wrong with that? Of course not… We all need to tell ourselves a little white lie once in a while so we feel comfortably satisfied with what has just happened or to help us come to terms with such and such.

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Blog 49 – Logic – Why Bother?

Easy Peasy

Easy Peasy

Logic – “Reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity”

I get amazed at the lack of logic us humans use sometimes.

It’s just plain and simple things that people over-complicate which causes them to have little to no logic in what they do or say.

Why can’t people just think like me…? Then the whole world would be a much simpler place.

For example:

Today is the 4th of November which means it’s almost Bonfire night.

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Blog 48 – The Golden Eagle Logo

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The Golden Eagle SYDblog Logo

Just look at that beauty…

What more can I say?

This wasn’t even supposed to be a blog-post, but whatever… Might as well give you a double dose of The EssWhyDee Blog this week.

BEHOLD. My friends.

Welcome.

Welcome to the Golden Eagle era.

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Blog 47 – Haters Gonna Hate

Or as you might say... "Haters gonna hate"

Or as you might say… “Haters gonna hate”

This is a topic that can pretty much be under any category. For example, I could have easily made this into an Interpreted article, a My Thoughts On article, or even added it to the most popular category, Why Bother?

But then I remembered, I had promised that you guys got to dictate what format of article you wanted. Apparently, 50% of you wanted a funny rant. Great.

Fucking great. Humour doesn’t just grow on trees you know.

Anyway, to this week’s topic…

Haters.

The way this term is thrown about over the internet, real life and in general conversation lately has started to bug me so much that I thought I’d write something on it.

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Blog 46 – It’ll be okay – Interpreted

“Interpreted” is the name of my brand new project on The EssWhyDee Blog. Well, I say project… I mean seriesNote: This is just a test to see how the article goes down with my readers. I’m relying on that Thumbs up/down gauge to the top left of this post for you to tell me whether or not you enjoyed it or not. Please click one of the two (You don’t need to be logged in to do so).

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Ah yes, this old classic.

Remember when life was shit? ….. – Ahhh yes, them good ol’ days.

Remember when times were hard? ….. – Yes. Wait, where exactly are you going with this?

Remember when life was giving you lemons? ….. - Lemons? The fuck. I never got any lemons.

One of your buddies comes along and tells you that one thing that you really want to hear when you’re down in the gutters. Continue reading

Blog 45 – The Friendzone

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I took over half an hour selecting an appropriate header image for this article, so please… Take a moment out to appreciate it. That is exactly what being in the friendzone feels like x 100 (From reliable sources).

I’ve been meaning to write this article for quite some time now, but I’ve never actually got round to it. One of the reasons being that I believed that I could write a decent introduction and a punchline finish (As per usual), but I didn’t know exactly what to write in the body of the text. I had informed some of my friends that I wanted to write this article and they seemed to quite like the idea. So here goes….
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Blog 44 – Saying Bye Multiple Times

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Just a quick post folks…

For the regular readers of The EssWhyDee Blog, you obviously know that I NEVER rant about anything, so here’s something new.

PSSSHTT.

It doesn’t really ‘annoy’ me as such, but is something that occurs waaaay more than what is considered a healthy amount… Continue reading

Blog 43 – Speaking Normally – Why Bother?

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What the actual fuck goes on here?

Certain people have this habit. The habit of whispering instead of talking.

Whaaat? Why would you even do such a thing?

As it is, We’re in a noisy environment. These people then decide to go on and actually WHISPER (or near about) as a means of communication.

As if I haven’t had a tiring day and want to just kick back. Now I have to put in all that extra brain-power to solely focus on the bullshit coming outta their collective mouths.
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Blog 41 – The Human Jolt (Awkward Sidesteps in Public)

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I haven’t posted in a while. Which is good news for society because that usually means that nothing is annoying me enough to sit down write about it.

Anyway, today I experienced the human jolt. You heard… The human jolt… – That sidestep thingy we’re forced to do in public.

You know… When two people are walking in opposite directions to each other and you try to judge the other person’s movement and steps to see which side of the narrow pavement they are going to walk on. In movies, It’s a great scene, sure… Some would say it’s ‘cute’, even. But real life tells a whole different story. Believe me… Continue reading

Blog 32 – Originality – Why Bother?

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Yeah, so I had an alright weekend. You know, just the usual…. Flying planes and stuff… Ah, Who am I kidding? It was frikkin’ AWESOME! (It was a belated birthday present).

Anyway, now that that that that’s out the way. Let us get on with this article. Continue reading

Blog 31 – Trying Waaay Too Hard – Why Bother?

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Quick note: I will not be posting as much in the weekdays as I’ve started working. I knew you’d understand! Now, let’s crack on…

You know what annoys me a substantial amount?

We don’t want to know.

“Tell us more, Syd!”

Ok then, if you insist. Here goes…
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Blog 30 – Evolution of The EssWhyDee Blog

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So… It all started as a mere idea.

I was on a gap year and I had a desire to express my views… In particular, I wanted to share a story.

The first hurdle for me, was choosing the right blogging platform for myself. Blogger seemed like the obvious option, but immediately I was put off… Same situation with Tumblr, but decided I wasn’t going to be a micro-blogger. Finally, I found WordPress, downloaded the Android app and stuck with it… And boy am I glad that I did.

So I finally typed up the story I had to tell. It was called My Bizarre Experience. I split it into two parts because initially, I wanted the very first readers of my blog to return a few days later. I had chosen a very bad, dark theme at the time and everything was all very… Urm… Amateur.
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Blog 26 – Something I Forgot to Mention

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Unlike usual, The EssWhyDee Blog has had a bit of traffic from web searches the last few days…
People have genuinely searched for the correct uses of “There”, “Their” and “They’re” and ended up on my blog reading my previous Why Bother? article, I feel quite sorry for them actually…
All they got was a sarcastic rant which would’ve just confused them more than before reading it. Unfortunately, I failed to realise that there are many different kinds of people in this world, some that may still be of young age and learning…and others who are just plain thick…

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Blog 25 – There, Their + They’re – Why Bother?

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There, their and they’re

Seriously…?

Do I actually have to cover this topic?

It’s basic human knowledge. Some would even call it common sense.

I mean. Come on. How hard can it be?

There = A person’s possession

Their = They are

They’re = Opposite of ‘here’

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Blog 23 – The Proper use of English – Why Bother?

slang-language-300x216I’ve noticed people using slang excessively on the Internet recently…

Don’t get me wrong, I like slang.

Slang is convenient.

It is totally acceptable on the Internet as well as in a normal conversation nowadays…But something about it has been bothering me…

Yes, that’s right. Surprise, surprise.

“A mini rant with a sprinkle of what the actual fuck” is the forecast for the next 30 seconds.

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Blog 22 – My Thoughts on Social Networking

This article has been chosen by readers (via the poll in this blog http://wp.me/p3jOHU-eU) to be written next. Well, sort of anyway ;-)

social-networks-masthead.20120606230818We live in a world where people poke one another, write on each other’s walls, like every single thing they do, follow one another, repeat(retweet) what people say and even add them to circles. All virtually of course…otherwise that’d be a bit…weird, to say the least.

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