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I am a Real American.

First of all...this has really been bugging me. One piece of the LJ titlebar (the tile just below the pencil logo) all of a sudden was replaced by this:



Right in the middle of the layout. Not on one of my heavily-modified journal pages, or a friend's journal or anything...the http://www.livejournal.com homepage. Of course, I'm still using the burnt orange and purple old-school layout that likely many of y'all either switched over from or are too new to even remember. And even on the old layout, they've since corrected the problem. Yeah, blame my laziness for taking so long to ask this that no one can see what I'm talking about, but did anyone else see that a few days ago? Or am I insane? And though the latter is always a possiblilty, even if I am nuts can anyone tell me what this little face-type picture is of and where I might have gotten it? =P

Not a lot been goin' on. Watched the shuttle launch. Maybe I'm just a geek (again, not something I'm willing to argue against), but that was just one of the coolest damn things ever. Even more so to see something so patriotic on the Fourth of July. <changes LJ-icon to Captain America for no good reason, other than it's Independence Day> Didn't shoot any fireworks...freaks my dogs out and my Mom's got a big pet peeve against sudden loud noises. Plus it's kinda dangerous since we're twenty inches below our normal rainfall total for the year. And this isn't counting how I'm so fond of fires and explosions and the very, very not recommended things I can and will do with fireworks. *devious grin* But, we did do the barbeque thing, and ate us some ribs and chicken and tater salad and some watermellon and all that.

Then the folks piled up and watched some crappy movie, while I flicked on the news. Bout the only TV that I ever watch, except for whatever anime that Adult Swim's showin...and since that's all dubbed, even that's usually little more than background noise while I goof off online. But anyways, I can only shake my head and wonder just what the hell North Korea's thinking. It's already 6-on-1. Everyone's been treatening them not to test out that long-range missile. And they do so despite the warnings and threats, specifically on the one day where most American's are as entrenched in their cowboy mindset as humanly possible. *sighs* It makes it even funnier that their big-daddy rocked failed 45 seconds after launch...so soon that the U.S. NORAD systems saw it but didn't even have enough time to figure out where it woulda been going. Ah well, not much to worry about if their rockets explode on the launchpad, but we still should fire a few ICBM's their way and show 'em how it's done.

Speakin' of TV, though, I did catch ECW tonight. Their new big star that they're pimping out is TEST? The guy that never could hack it in the WWE, except for one minor storyline and that's when his girlfriend/manager/valet-person carried him on her coat tails hem of her too-short skirt? Gah. The whole show blew, as usual, except for Sandman, as usual. And the big match of the night was when they used RVD...their one decent star still on the payroll...to put over BIG SHOW. Another has-been that never could quite make it on his own in the WWE, and was only marginally successful in WCW as one of the few wrestlers not in the nWo and always fighting them, along with Bossman and Ric Steiner. RVD was like Benoit - far too good not to be a champ. Him finally getting the belt was long overdue. And they only let him keep it for like, two weeks? And they not only drop it on a has-been, taking it from the most popular and talented star and basically handing it to one of the least popular and talented ones, but one of the WWE rejects? Someone that's not even remotely ECW at all, save for a T-shirt he wore one time as a publicity stunt? *grumbles*

I can't stand it anymore. I don't think I'll even be able to watch the ECW show from now on. It's too much of a joke to take seriously. RAW sent it's jobbers to SmackDown. Now SmackDown is sending it's jobbers to ECW. And the few remaining ECW stars are jobbing for those guys, third banannas like Angle, Big Show, Test, and Lord only knows who else they drag out of retirement (Doink the Extreme Clown, maybe?). But, Vince is getting his laughs, I'm sure. On both RAW and SmackDown, two of the most popular and talented athletes still in the ring...Edge and Rey Mysterio Jr...are the champions of those two respective branches. And the hero, the avatar, the top dog on ECW is...Paul "the Big Slow" Wight? It is now official: ECW is now RAW-lite. Diet RAW. A glorified house-show. He's already won the war behind the scenes. He already owns both of his competitors. He already has a virtual monopoly, minus TNA and whatever local feds are still doing well. But now, to add insult to injury, he's twisting the name of ECW and turning "the rival brand" into a laughing stock? Hell, I've seen better use of old, unpopular talent by the local feds here in town. And that's just sad...

Okay, enough rantings from a former mark. Things are kinda slow online, with so many people out of town and doing holiday plans. I've been bored, doubly so since my neck and back have been actin' up on me. And with almost all of the RP's im in completely if not totally dead, I've been sending in apps to some of these stamping communities. Most of 'em I already know who I'm going to be picked as, but it's always cool to see an outsider's opinion on such things. Usually I'm right, like when I was told I was very much a Kyo Sohma, or I'm close, as was the case when I thought I was slightly more Mal-ish than Jayne-ish but the community thought otherwise. However, I could not help but laugh when I saw that the Fushigi Yuugi community stamped me as TAMAHOME for some odd reason. Now, I don't really care all that much. Doesn't bother me any, or change how I think about myself. But looking back, I'm the pissed-off redneck tough-guy with the heart of gold that doesn't get anywhere near the water and hasn't been on a date in years 'cause women are just more trouble than they're worth (at least as far as dating goes). If that ain't Genrou, then I don't know what is. XD

I need to get back to some of my RP's. Most of the "real" ones are dead or dying, so I grabbed a few of my chars and shoved 'em into Nexus AU games to give them something to do while the main stories lag behind lie on their respective death-beds coughing up blood. But I'm too damn rusty...can't get down the characterisation on anyone except the one original character I'm currently playin', and those aren't as much fun in these multi-fandom games cause no one knows them and it takes a lot of interaction before the other players take them as seriously as canon characters. Tonight in particular sucked, but maybe that's just cause I'm stressed and tired. Ah well.

Can't sleep (if that wasn't obvious enough by the timestamp), and it's prolly too late/early to even bother with trying. Damn dogs waking me up every single time I finally do doze off...*grumbles* Too mentally sluggish to watch Kannazuki no Miko or ARIA the Animation or even any new NANA eps that might have been posted since last time, so I think I'll stick with re-reading some Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon manga. I can go at my own pace, and I already know the story by heart so there's very little chance of me getting lost. =P

Anyways, Good Night Morning, everyone.
Tags: anime, games, misc schnaa, online, tv, wrestling
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