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Why Some Relationships, Rings, Proposals, Wedding & Marriages Are a Waste

Posted by mikenopolis on April 27, 2009

This PostSecret picture really made me think…

Marriage

I’ve said many times that I would love to finally get married after being with my girlfriend for 12 years & 10 months. I don’t want us to be in our thirties saying the words “My girlfriend and I are…”. Over the past 4-5 years many of our friends and family have gotten married some had a child or two. I’m truly happy for MOST of them not because they ARE happy, but because some of them BELIEVE that they are happy. The main reason we’ve not tie the knot after all these years is because we wanted to financially build a foundation for our livelihoods before doing so. Money has been a big problem with me after my father passed away and left me to support my handicapped mother.

The reason I look down on some marriages is because some couples gets married and live in their friends/parents/grandparents homes. That’s even worst than renting an apartment in my view. I’m sure some of you will say that I’m “snooty” for thinking this way, but I blame this discrimination on the society we live in. I’ve seen people driving a beat up old Toyota Corolla with three baby seats (and plastic spinners on their wheels). I’ve had an employee ask me to get her a raise because her husband can’t (won’t) get a job. I’ve had friends that dropped out of college to get married and “start a family”.

I know all these examples are just that… bad examples, but I feel like I’m seeing more and more or these type of relationships. Obviously there are MANY happy couples out there who live the “perfect” life where there is sufficient income, family value and love. Their children would be well supported financially and emotionally. But as I look at the younger generation around me (while I’m in my very late 20’s) I’m starting to lose hope. They listen to junk they think is music, they watch reality TV shows that lack direction, whatever happened to shows that has a story, a show that taught young children lessons in life? These “kids” think visible body piercings and tattoos won’t ruin their job search and the only thing they know about a computer is how to go on social networks. I read over 400 resumes in the past two weeks trying to look for 2 new employees, interviewed about 20 of these people and maybe 3 of them will have a promising future in being human. The other 17 looked good one paper but definitely bent the truth just a little too much on the resume. The rest of the resumes are just a disgrace to the word resume.

I can rant on and on about this, but it’s starting to get too long.

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Frosty Heidi & Frank 97.1FM (in Los Angeles California)

Posted by mikenopolis on February 20, 2009

UPDATE 2013 – I just thought I would update this post with what has happened to this great trio after a few years. They did a podcast show for a bit but are all now fully employed and officiall back on the airwaves! Though they are not all on the same show, I’m happy for their success.

Frosty has separated from Frank and Heidi. After doing some time at KFI 640AM he left and  moved away from LA. He’s been doing a morning show with co-host, Sandy on STAR 101.3FM in San Francisco. Ratings has been strong and the show’s raking is…..#1 within their target demographic (doesn’t surprise me one bit).

Heidi and Frank did a paid podcast program which was very funny since it’s uncensored and I assume it paid their bills since they were doing it for quite a while, then they went to 790AM which is a talk radio station, they were forced to censored themselves a little because the demographic of people that listen to that station is just not a good match, people didn’t get their jokes and seemed to be offended a lot. Luckily, they are now at KLOS 95.5FM in LA. If you live in Los Angles County. You’ve probably seen their huge faces on billboards and buses.

I’m so happy they are all doing well after 97.1’s end. I’ve occasionally turned the dial to 97.1FM and seriously don’t understand the need for yet another pop music station. Maybe I’m just old, but music is not what it used to be and if I can hear the same bunch of songs on 102.7, 104.3, 105.9, 106.7 etc. why have yet ANOTHER station? It’s playing from the same pool of songs!

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Today is a very sad day for me. The day after one of my favorite show’s (CNET’s The 404) Wikipedia page got deleted once again, another talk show (Frosty Heidi & Frank, AKA. FHF) I listen to is broadcasting their last show (Links to final show below) on KLSX 97.1 FM. The station is owned by CBS and the board of director decided to go a different route with the station by turning it into a Top 40’s music station. I don’t understand the thought process of the people in charge of making these decisions, but I seriously doubt that the audience of this talk radio show will be listening to the music radio station. They may as well have turned the station off and just have dead air. Ben Tao has posted a blog on the stupidity that is CBS here:

http://www.benjitao.com/2009/02/cbs-radio-is-stupid-dont-cancel-frosty-heidi-and-frank

FHF have had the highest rated mid-day show for the past 7 years but apparently with high ratings comes big bonuses. Due to the state of our current economy the station is no longer able to support their talk radio programs with the little sponsors and advertiser that are left.

Here’s their Farewell Video, as you can see they have a HUGE fan base:

What I’m really surprise at (once again) is the individual that brought this issue up and started the train rolling on ending the station. His name is Tom Brown. Brown is a fashion designer who happens to also be a member of the board who decided to cancel the talk radio station.

This is what he looks like, I’ve gotta say he’s not ugly…..but the man needs to learn how to dress (much like many of the celebrities and people in the fashion industry). Why are the people who makes these final decisions always the ones that look like they need the most help?

Pictures are from Zimeo

Didn’t see what the problem is? Here:

Do you want to know what he designed? “Two Man Pants” Doesn’t this look promising?

As I’m posting this, I’m listening to the last show and Frank Kramer has just announced that he’s starting his own radio show called “Blaze Radio” and will be available on www.FrankArmy.com. For now it will play some of their old shows. I’m not sure what the future will hold for these three hosts. They will make an announcement of “something they have been working on?”. I wish them the best and hope they will be on the radio again. (UPDATE 3/2/09: I didn’t hear too much old shows on Blaze Radio, there was a lot of downtime and music.  Upon reading Frank’s blog, it appears that he did not have a equipments or services necessary to stream the audio he wanted. It was mentioned the FHF was under contract with CBS until September 25, 2009 so there may be no update on their plans until then.  I’m still wishing and hoping)

 

Update: I finished listening to the whole show and there was no “big announcement” but we did get a farewell video (shown above). I was seriously tearing up watching the video as well as when Frank actually blabbered his goodbye to the audience, Frosty and Heidi.

Here are their current (as of 02/20/09) contact information

Frosty Stilwell
frostyradio@gmail.com
http://www.myspace.com/frostystilwell
Heidi Hamilton
heidifreefm@yahoo.com
http://www.myspace.com/heidihamilton
http://www.facebook.com/people/Heidi-Hamilton/735681673
Frank Kramer
letsbefrank971@msn.com
http://www.myspace.com/frankkramer
http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Kramer/500707829

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Is That Music In My Ear Or Is It Blood?

Posted by mikenopolis on December 10, 2008

Justin Yu of CNET’s “The 404” posted this link on twitter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TH5ibABP4U

Apparently I underestimated the quantity of bad music out there when I ranted about M.I.A.’s Flying Planes “song” a few months ago. These kids calling themselves Brokencyde are obviously trying too hard to not look like the dweebs that they are, you know the ones that hang out in their parents’ basement kissing a bowl of jello (whoa flashback!).

Here’s my verdict on their musical abilities: The beat is somewhat catchy, they look like crap, their voices are over synthesized throughout the entire song. The lyrics are dumb and seriously does not match them (It’s like Mike Tyson, looks powerful, packs a hell of a punch, then he talks…).

Seriously boys, these types of songs (the sound, not the lyrics) should be left for The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus or the likes. Brokencyde looks punk rock,  sounds pop. They talk about clubbing but doesn’t even look old enough to smoke. They talk about rollin’ on 20’s but probably drives their mom’s minivan.

So now I add Brokencyde to my list of “artists” I wish a violent death upon… okay, maybe going too far…God, please poke them in the eye with a stick or something for me.

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Here are the lyrics:

Brokencyde – Freaxxx

I walk into the club looking kind of sexy now.
I see these shorties in the corner, they started making out.
They pull their panties down, they take their pants off.
Then they started getting freaky on the dance floor.
Shake it mommy give it to me like you need some love.
I got some bottles in the caddy that we can open up.
Let’s get drunk tonight, baby we don’t have to f***.
And bring your friend along, maybe we can have some fun.

Lets get freaky now, lets get f***ing freaky now. [x4]

I got these b****** all tipsy trying to sex me.
I know they want it, alcoholics are some sex freaks.
This ex and chronic gots me wanting to get messy.
So lets get messy girls, come on lets go get messy girls.

Come on b****, you know you want this.
That hardcore s*** will make you feel the toxic.
Versace, Rolex watches.
Bentley coupes with the 20’s droppin.
Convertible top, and the wheels spin.
I can taste that ice when my grill is in.
If you want me baby feel me in.
’cause I don’t waste my time with lesbians.

Lets get freaky now, lets get f***ing freaky now. [x4]

Liar! [x8]

Oh baby why did you have to lie to me.
I can’t play no more games.
These thoughts are slowly controlling me.
You’re turning off the flame.
So go baby go baby.
You don’t want me.
So go baby go baby.
Come and get me.
So go baby go baby.
You don’t want me.
So go baby go!
Come and get me.

Lets get freaky now, lets get f***ng freaky now. [x4]

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“Music” That Makes Me Want To Stab Myself In The Ear With a Spoon

Posted by mikenopolis on October 6, 2008

During my daily long commute to and from work, I usually listen to podcasts of my favorite talk radio program, Frosty, Heidi & Frank (FHF) who are on around noon on 97.1FM here in Southern California. I have over 80GB of music in my collection, but FHF’s funny rambling keeps me awake driving at 5:30 in the morning.

This morning I forgot to grab my iPod and drove for an hour radio station surfing and heard a very annoying song by M.I.A. called “Flying Planes”

This woman belongs in the same genre as Soulja Boy Tell’em. These little pieces of turd definitely didn’t see MTV when they still had music videos. Their noise is GARBAGE, I’d rather listen to K’Fed and Marky Mark sing an Opera. What the hell is M.I.A “singing” anyway? If I had gotten into a collision, I would’ve sued her, her producer, the distributor and the radio station. I want to stab myself in the ear and scoop out the part of the brain that controls memory and hearing….now I also want to scoop out my eyes because I just read the lyrics….WHAT!?!??!?!?!??!?!????!??????!?!!?!?!?!?!? Why am I not making music and getting paid?

***M.I.A. – Flying Planes***

I fly like paper, get high like planes
If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
If you come around here, I make ’em all day
I get one down in a second if you wait

I fly like paper, get high like planes
If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name
If you come around here, I make ’em all day
I get one down in a second if you wait

Sometimes I feel sitting on trains
Every stop I get to I’m clocking that game
Everyone’s a winner we’re making our fame
Bonafide hustler making my name

Sometimes I feel sitting on trains
Every stop I get to I’m clocking that game
Everyone’s a winner we’re making our fame
Bonafide hustler making my name

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

Pirate skulls and bones
Sticks and stones and weed and bones
Running when we hit ’em
Lethal poison through their system

Pirate skulls and bones
Sticks and stones and weed and bones
Running when we hit ’em
Lethal poison through their system

No one on the corner has swagga like us
Hit me on my banner prepaid wireless
We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
Already goin hard just pumping that gas

No one on the corner has swagga like us
Hit me on my banner prepaid wireless
We pack and deliver like UPS trucks
Already goin hard just pumping that gas

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG)
And a (KKKAAAA CHING!)
And take your money

M.I.A.
Third world democracy
Yeah, I got more records than the K.G.B.
So, uh, no funny business
YOU ARE ALREADY ARE!

Some some some I some I murder
Some I some I let go
Some some some I some I murder
Some I some I let go

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAA CHING!)
And take your money

All I wanna do is (BANG BANG BANG BANG!)
And a (KKKAAA CHING!)
And take your money

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