Time Machine Video of the Week

Service with a smile? -A rant (novella) by addictwitha-harpoon

Okay so let me tell you what happened at work today.

So today was a pretty good day at work. We were all having a surprisingly great day, until about a half hour before the new people left and an hour and a half until the supervisor and I left.

All day it was me and two guys on the floor, both of them have only been working for a couple weeks, but hey are both really good. Naturally, since they are fun people and I’m a fun person, we were working really well together. We were laughing and generally having a great time. Around 7:00- 7:30ish, a new girl finished her videos and I was training her. She is equally as awesome as the three of us and she was learning very quickly.

At 8, some people come through the drive through asking for two large 4 by 4s, but they made us use the sugar machine by front counter rather than the one by the window. It was inconvenient, but it was okay so we just did it and carried on.

15 minutes later, two pissed off looking people came in with two large 4 by 4s. Since I had worked at the restaurant the longest, I told them that I could take care of it. I didn’t think it would be a big deal, I could remake their coffee and they’d be on their way.

But it’s me. And I have the worst luck in the entire world apparently.

So I remake their coffee once. They said it still tasted off. I told them that I could brew a newer pot of coffee, even though the one I just poured was made less than five minutes before they came in. I cleaned the coffee pot and got a fresh one started and I told the new girl to make the coffee (which she had absolutely aced at this point) while I helped out with a large order on drive through (and when I say large, their total literally came to $93.25. Like are you kidding the most expensive thing we have is like six dollars including tax) and I went back over to the trainee immediately after I was finished.

She told me that the people had made her remake the coffee because “they could smell it from behind the counter- which is a good four feet from them and there are also fresh donuts and bread sitting right there as well so they were just being assholes- and it didn’t smell fresh.” Like I literally just fucking made that. In front of you. New coffee grounds out into a new filter with a freshly clean pot and coffee filter holder thing. They literally saw me be extra careful that everything was perfectly fresh for them.

I told the new girl that it would be okay, I can make it if she went to help on drive through if they needed it.

While the coffee was brewing, I was apologizing quite a bit for the service. At this point, I was like, “I’m so sorry, this is such an inconvenience for you, I really apologize. If you want me to take your name I will leave it for the people tomorrow and they will give you two free coffees. I’ll make sure they make it right as well, with sugar from the front counter not the window. Or I could give you a coupon or something, if you’d like.” And they were just like, “whatever. It doesn’t even fucking matter. Just whatever.” One of the guys got he supervisor by saying that customers were harassing me. So she and the baker came out and I had a full audience. I didn’t even realize it tbh.

Anyway, I turned back around to check on the coffee, and it was nearly 75% of the way full, and I checked their cups to make sure there was cream and sugar. There was. When the new pot was made, I poured it in, and they said that they wouldn’t drink it. I apologized and asked how they wanted me to fix it. They said to dump everything out and start over.

I did. I dumped the coffee and made a new pot (at this point it’s the third fresh pot that was made) and dumped out their cups and put new cream and sugar in them. And they told me that they wouldn’t drink it. I apologized again and asked if I had put too much or too little of the cream or sugar. They said that by the time the coffee was made, the cream would be sitting out too long. (The coffee pot doesn’t even take three minutes to fill but whatever.) so I dumped it out. Again.

When the pot of coffee was done, I put more new cream and sugar and poured the coffee in. They rejected it yet again because there was still old cream and sugar in it, apparently. I threw away the cups (which comes out of my paycheck so that’s cool.) I apologized again and got new cups with more cream and sugar and filled it up.

But apparently this time it’s the coffee that’s been sitting to too long. (It only took me 30 seconds to put four creams and four sugars in both cups but okay.) I threw away the new cups and made another pot of coffee. So once I had FINALLY perfected the coffee and it was exactly right by their standards, I gave it to them, they took a sip, and it still didn’t taste right. I remade everything two more times, and even after they watched me make it perfectly twice, they somehow were still unsatisfied and just left.

After, I saw every single employee just huddled a ways away and as soon as I turned to them, they all immediately ran at me asking me if I was okay, and telling me I did such a great job and that I was so polite and the supervisor was saying how proud she was and that she had the manager on the phone and he was saying I did a great job also. Which was really overwhelming, but I didn’t say anything.

The supervisor then pulled me to the back and told me that she recognized the people because one of them is a manager at one of the other stores and the other was just an employee. She had me sit back with her while she called the other store yelling that “one of my employees was just completely harassed by a manager and employee at your store, I need to talk to the store owner immediately, there is no reason for this, it was ridiculous. They know how it should be made and they know that it was made properly the first time…” The people on the other line were just cracking up having a good old time because apparently, they wanted to see if we had good service or not.

So I, a minor, who technically isn’t supposed to have to deal with that stuff (a manager is, but we had no manager on duty at the time), was harassed by two grown ass adults who definitely knew better.

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (1985)

Tears for Fears are an English pop band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Everybody Wants to Rule the World was originally released in the UK on 22 March 1985. It was the bands ninth single, the third to come from the album Songs from the Big Chair. The song reached number 2 here in the UK, and number 1 in the US, and was number 1 in many other countries.

Welcome to your life
There’s no turning back
Even while we sleep
We will find you

Acting on your best behaviour
Turn your back on mother nature
Everybody wants to rule the world

It’s my own design
It’s my own remorse
Help me to decide
Help me make the most

Of freedom and of pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world

There’s a room where the light won’t find you
Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
When they do I’ll be right behind you

So glad we’ve almost made it
So sad they had to fade it
Everybody wants to rule the world

I can’t stand this indecision
Married with a lack of vision
Everybody wants to rule the world
Say that you’ll never never never never need it
One headline why believe it ?
Everybody wants to rule the world

All for freedom and for pleasure
Nothing ever lasts forever
Everybody wants to rule the world 

Below Tears for Fears Performs “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” on Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015

OK SO!

Facts of today/night/you know:

- I am late (AGAIN)
- I will not have time to do that much today (early work tomorrow) but I will get stuff out still
- I have pretty much been pooped this week and lagged on stuff I was meant to do because of my evening shifts
- BUT AAA-HAHHA!! Only tomorrow and I have 3 GLORIOUS weeks off
- so bare with me
- you’re wonderful, all of you cutiewooties~

…also hot damn I just bought all the parts to my new computer! IMAGINE! STUFF THAT WORKS! machine that can actually roll! livestreams! videos! games! aaaaaa!….postal service be fast bby~

BUT NOW….hello SAI, my old friend~ I shall be back here at blog soon!

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Last Thing I googled: “lone wolf caverns of kalte”
Favorite Fiction Character: This week it’s Aria T'Loak
Celebrity Crush: Johnny Depp, Halsey
Favorite Famous Person: Martin Sahlin (Yarn Guy)
Favorite Book: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Favorite Bands: The Doors, Florance + the Machine, Imagine Dragons, Arctic Monkeys
Last Movie I saw: Ex Machina 
Dream trip: Oh shoot. Just chilling in Paris, I guess
Dream Job: Animator at a video game developement company. Keep dreaming.
Obsessions: Video games if it wasn’t obvious til now
Currently wearing: Gray tank top and blue shorts
Bonus: I’m trying to decide whether to play video games or watch the newest episode of Mr Robot or start X-files. The struggle.

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Ya don’t have to do it but it would be nice. Have a nice evening!

Virgina Killer Sent "Suicide Note" To ABC, Says Massacre Is "Race War" In Reaction To Charleston Shooting

In the aftermath of today’s latest tragic shooting of two Virginia reporters which was both caught live on tape the deceased cameraman’s tape, and in a video clip uploaded by the alleged shooter who has since also passed away, the question asked by everyone is why did what he did. We now have the answer. 

According to ABC, a man claiming to be Bryce Williams called the news tation over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was. This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.) almost two hours after the shooting.

A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. While on the phone, he said authorities are “after me,” and “all over the place.” He hung up. ABC News contacted the authorities immediately and provided them with the fax.

In the 23-page document faxed to ABC News, the writer says “MY NAME IS BRYCE WILLIAMS” and his legal name is Vester Lee Flanagan II” He writes what triggered today’s carnage was his reaction to the racism of the Charleston church shooting:

“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…”

“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.“

 It is unclear whose initials he is referring to. He continues, “As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.

Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, and calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers.

“Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin’.

In an often rambling letter to the authorities, and family and friends, he writes of a long list of grievances. In one part of the document, Williams calls it a “Suicide Note for Friends and Family”.

  • He says has suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work.
  • He says he has been attacked by black men and white females.
  • He talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man

“Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace….”

“The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”.

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And to think it was only August 4 when we wrote that Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan urged the black community to "rise up and kill those who kill us”…












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Time Machine Video of the Week

Blink 182 - I Miss You (2004)

Hello there, the angel from my nightmare
The shadow in the background of the morgue
The unsuspecting victim of darkness in the valley
We can live like Jack and Sally if we want

Where you can always find me
And we’ll have halloween on Christmas
And in the night we’ll wish this never ends
We’ll wish this never ends

I miss you, miss you
I miss you, miss you

Where are you and I’m so sorry
I cannot sleep, I cannot dream tonight
I need somebody and always
This sick, strange darkness
Comes creeping on so haunting everytime

And as I stared I counted the webs from all the spiders
Catching things and eating their insides
Like indecision to call you and hear your voice of treason
Will you come home and stop this pain tonight?
Stop this pain tonight

Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)
Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)

Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)
Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)

Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)
Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my head
(I miss you, miss you)

(I miss you, miss you)
(I miss you, miss you)
(I miss you, miss you)

Songwriters:- Thomas Delonge / Mark Hoppus / Travis Barker

'The REAL reason women don't direct more action movies' satire is infuriatingly accurate

Either Funny or Die has an impressive turnaround time, or it’s just bleak serendipity that the role of female directors in the Hollywood blockbuster machine came up right before their latest video dropped. Either way, this lampooning of the process of choosing a director manages an interesting trick. It both feels absurd AND as if it could be happening in an office somewhere, right now, with little to no dialogue changes.

The Real Reason Women Don’t Direct More Action Movies from Funny Or Die

Some quick background. A week ago, director Colin Trevorrow was asked if he thought he’d have been given the chance to direct “Jurassic World” after only one indie film — “Safety Not Guaranteed” — if he’d been a woman. After all, the historical evidence points to no. Despite rave reviews, you don’t see Jennifer Kent (“The Babadook”) on any shortlists. Despite winning Best Director for “The Hurt Locker” and being nominated again for “Zero Dark Thirty,” Kathryn Bigelows’ IMDB page is sparse. And there are dozens more talented women with similar perplexing career trajectories. Which made Trevorrow’s response come across as wrapped in the soft cotton wool blinders of privilege.

Also Read: Hayley Atwell & James D'Arcy Reveal Their Responses Feminism Praise For ‘Agent Carter’

Many of the top female directors in our industry are not interested in doing a piece of studio business for its own sake. These filmmakers have clear voices and stories to tell that don’t necessarily involve superheroes of spaceships or dinosaurs. […] Maybe this opinion makes me naive.

Saying female directors have too much integrity to direct superheroes smacks of repackaging one of the age-old ways women are dehumanized — idolization. If a male director said he didn’t want to get in bed with a blockbuster franchise, people would see it as an individual choice. If a female director like Ava DuVernay says it, suddenly it’s extrapolated onto all women.

To put it another way:


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Which is why the Funny or Die video feels so infuriating. It’s shining a light on a problem, but the problem is already so comically obvious that satirizing it feels too close to reality.

Also Read: Hope shines for 'Ant-Man’ and the future of Marvel women

Related Stories From HitFix:

‘Lady Justice’ fights for truth, justice, and the right to be in her own toy line

Why picking yet ANOTHER dude to direct Spider-Man is boringly safe

Box Office: 'War Room’ shocks 'Straight Outta Compton’ by winning Friday

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I’m about to start grad school in less than two weeks. Every time I reach a new milestone in life I always think back to my childhood and that machine on the right was a huge part. First console with the first game I ever owned (that came packaged with the console) inserted, and the first console and game that a lot of other people had. I don’t know why I’m so hung up on these pieces of plastic with motherboards. 

Virginia Killer's Manifesto (Video)

(N.Morgan) According to ABC, a man claiming to be Bryce Williams called the news station over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was. This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.) almost two hours after the shooting. A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. http://b4in.com/eP8e

Virginia Killer's Manifesto (Video)

(N.Morgan) According to ABC, a man claiming to be Bryce Williams called the news station over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was. This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.) almost two hours after the shooting. A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. http://b4in.com/tTGE

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Time Machine Video of the Week

The Black Keys - 10 A.M. Automatic (2004)

10 A.M. Automatic was the first single, taken from The Black Keys 3rd LP Rubber Factory (Fat Possum Records, 2004). They released and two more singles from the album, Till I Get My Way and Girl Is On My Mind. Video was directed by comedian David Cross, The Black Keys perform on a Hasidic Jew-hosted public-access TV show in front of an at-first-disinterested geriatric crowd. Hilarity ensues when slow-moving grannies rush the stage and are tackled by security.

What about the night makes you change
Oh from sweet to deranged
What about my voice tells who
Who’s been wrong to you, yeah

You’ve got pains like an addict
I’m leaving you
You’ve got pains like an addict
10 A.M. automatic

Come on, yeah, hey

I see darkness cover us
And your car kicks up dust
What about my ways makes you doubt
All these words from my mouth, here we go, yeah

You’ve got pains like an addict
I’m leaving you
You’ve got pains like an addict
10 A.M. automatic, yeah alright, hey

After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in ‘Suicide Notes’

After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in ‘Suicide Notes’

Virginia State Police released this video grab showing the male suspect in a fatal shooting early on Aug. 26, 2015. WDBJ| Virginia State Police (ABC NEWS) — A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was. This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped…

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Teaser trailer for next week’s video: Jurassic Jungle!

When baby Maya uses an experimental time machine to travel back to the era of dinosaurs, brave sister Zara must summon all her courage to travel back in time to find her sister and bring her back home safe and sound.

Jurassic Jungle debuts exclusively on Story Time With Anna next Tuesday, August 25. Don’t Miss it!

Subscribe now to Story Time with Ana for cute and funny videos every week: https://goo.gl/TS2VmK

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Time Machine Video of the Week

Weezer - Buddy Holly (1994)

Buddy Holly is a song by the American rock band Weezer, written by Rivers Cuomo. It was released as the second single from the band’s debut album Weezer (aka the blue album) in 1994. The single was released on what would have been Buddy Holly’s 58th birthday. The video was directed by Spike Jonze, said video portrayed Weezer performing at the original Arnold’s Drive-In diner from the popular ‘70s television show Happy Days. The video combining images of the band, mixed with clips taken from the TV show.

What’s with these homies, dissing my girl?
Why do they gotta front?
What did we ever do to these guys
That made them so violent?
Woo-hoo, but you know I’m yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you’re mine
Woo-hoo, and that’s for all time

Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care bout that

Don’t you ever fear, I’m always near
I know that you need help
Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slit
You need a guardian
Woo-hoo, and you know I’m yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you’re mine
Woo-hoo, and that’s for all time

Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care bout that
I don’t care bout that

Bang, bang a knock on the door
Another big bang and you’re down on the floor
Oh no! What do we do?
Don’t look now but I lost my shoe
I can’t run and I can’t kick
What’s a matter babe are you feeling sick?
what’s a matter, what’s a matter, what’s a matter you?
What’s a matter babe, are you feeling blue? oh-oh!
And that’s for all time
And that’s for all time

Oo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care bout that
I don’t care bout that
I don’t care bout that
I don’t care bout that

Video Of The Week: Something Thinking of You by Ian Cheng
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This is an art project by Ian Cheng that is livestreaming on YouTube this month. My daughter Jessica helped Ian get this up and streaming. She works for Ian part-time.

What is cool about this art project is that it is machine made, meaning that the scenes are being created by a machine, and the project evolves over time. If you check in tomorrow, it will look different from what it looks like today because it has evolved over time.

We’ve been running this on the monitor in the USV lobby along with some other video art this month, so if you’ve been by our office you’ve probably seen this already.



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Video Of The Week: Something Thinking of You by Ian Cheng

This is an art project by Ian Cheng that is livestreaming on YouTube this month. My daughter Jessica helped Ian get this up and streaming. She works for Ian part-time.

What is cool about this art project is that it is machine made, meaning that the scenes are being created by a machine, and the project evolves over time. If you check in tomorrow, it will look different from what it looks like today because it has evolved over time.

We’ve been running this on the monitor in the USV lobby along with some other video art this month, so if you’ve been by our office you’ve probably seen this already.



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Time Machine Video of the Week

My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade (2006)

Welcome to the Black Parade (originally titled The Five of Us Are Dying) was the first single taken from My Chemical Romance’s third studio album, The Black Parade. It was released on September 11, and It is the band’s eighth single. The video for the single was directed by Samuel Bayer, known for his work with Nirvana and Green Day. The video features four of the main characters. “The Patient”, “Fear”, “Regret”, and “Mother War”. “Fear” and “Regret” are the two women that stand beside “The Patient” on the cover for the single. “Mother War” is the woman in the Victorian-era gown and gas mask.  The video tells a basic version of the story behind The Black Parade quite closely. Gerard Way has said that it is “the definitive video for the record” which “summed up the album”. The song became the group’s first number one in the UK on October 15, 2006, staying there for two weeks.

When I was a young boy,
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band.

He said, “Son when you grow up,
Would you be the savior of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?”
He said “Will you defeat them,
Your demons, and all the non-believers,
The plans that they have made?”
“Because one day I’ll leave you,
A phantom to lead you in the summer,
To join The Black Parade.”

When I was a young boy,
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band.
He said, “Son when you grow up,
Would you be the saviour of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?”

Sometimes I get the feeling she’s watching over me.
And other times I feel like I should go.
And through it all, the rise and fall, the bodies in the streets.
And when you’re gone we want you all to know.

We’ll carry on,
We’ll carry on
And though you’re dead and gone believe me
Your memory will carry on
We’ll carry on
And in my heart I can’t contain it
The anthem won’t explain it.

A world that sends you reeling from decimated dreams
Your misery and hate will kill us all.
So paint it black and take it back
Let’s shout it loud and clear
Defiant to the end we hear the call

To carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re dead and gone believe me
Your memory will carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re broken and defeated
Your weary widow marches

On and on we carry through the fears
Ooh oh ohhhh
Disappointed faces of your peers
Ooh oh ohhhh
Take a look at me cause I could not care at all

Do or die, you’ll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Go and try, you’ll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part
I won’t explain or say I’m sorry
I’m unashamed, I’m gonna show my scar
Give a cheer for all the broken
Listen here, because it’s who we are
I’m just a man, I’m not a hero
Just a boy, who had to sing this song
I’m just a man, I’m not a hero
I
Don’t
Care!

We’ll carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re dead and gone believe me
Your memory will carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re broken and defeated
Your weary widow marches on

Do or die, you’ll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Go and try, you’ll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part (We’ll carry on)

Do or die, you’ll never make me (We’ll carry on)
Because the world will never take my heart (We’ll carry on)
Go and try, you’ll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part
(We’ll carry on!)