Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
My first post is finished, make sure you check it out.
Okay, the template is finally finished and everything is tested and working properly. You can take a look here. I hope to have the opening post written by the end of today.
But while I'm starting up my new site, before I can move I've got to figure out what I'm going to do with this one. I would really like to see a Conservative blogger take my spot and keep the site going. I don't really care who you are, heck you can even have your own blog and repost here as long as your a Conservative and a good writer. If your interested, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and get you set up and ready.
If that doesn't happen then as I said, I'll just have my last post say that this site has moved and you can find me here, and all of that stuff. I would like to do that instead of deleting the blog since I have a years worth of writing, plus my readers may not know where to find me anymore.
With that said, I will have my first post up soon where I will tell you everything I want the blog to be about. Then from there I'll be doing an advertising campaign to rack up some readers right off the bat.
In case I don't have anymore updates on this blog I'd like to say that I had a great time here and you've all been a great audience.
hope to see you over at http://codyoconnor.blogspot.com!
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Things Coming Soon (please read this)
Now as a Capitalist instead of whining and complaining, I sat down and thought about what was wrong and how I can fix it. For the most part, there are two major problems. My motivation to write and your motivation to read, and the reason why was so simple it should have it me sooner.
Politically, I have changed. I've been saying it for months that I've been getting more Libertarian, and oddly enough that's when I started losing readers. With this particular blog I have put myself in a place where readers are expecting the writer to be a Conservative. I put myself in this hole from the beginning by simply naming the blog "the Better Wing". From there the website only got more Conservative looking with the name, template, links and the rest, while I have been getting more Libertarian.
So what's the answer to why I am losing motivation to write? Just from something as small as the blogs name I have constricted myself to one thing. Conservative politics. I'm not supposed to have independent opinions, or talk about movies and technology. Therefore the less I care about Conservatism, the less I have to write about. Then you lose your motivation to read because for a year you've come here expecting to see Conservative political posts, and when I do anything else, it's not what you want.
It's the last thing I wanted to have to do, but here's my solution. I'm shutting down The Better Wing and moving to a new blog. Let me emphasize that I am not done with blogging, I am simply moving websites.
I plan on making a new template over this week and when I'm done I will create the blog and this blog will either redirect to it, I will make my last post here have the link right there, or I will put someone else in charge of the site.
With my new blog you will see the real me. I'll feel more comfortable talking about what I believe in and talk about the non-political things that I like to do, but I assure you, you don't want to stop reading my stuff. You will see more quality and quantity once I'm rolling with this, and in the end I am very sure you will like the change.
But I do realize in the confusion I will lose some readers, and really sorry about that. I just can't keep pretending to be something I'm not. I'm not a right wing extremist who DVR's 10 political shows a day and reads books after books about politics. I have a life. Yes, I do spend a lot of time with politics and I always will, but there are other things I would like to write about as well, and maybe in the process I'll find an even bigger fan base. Who knows. I'm going to take the risk and hope things turn out okay. And beg that you still read my work.
I'll keep you updated!
Friday, September 22, 2006
Spaceballs Coming to G4!
"G4, which is now available in 59 million cable and satellite homes nationwide, has exclusively licensed the first run of SPACEBALLS - THE ANIMATED SERIES for the U.S. market to premiere in fall 2007. Mel Brooks who created the comedy classic SPACEBALLS, is teaming, via his Brooksfilms Ltd., with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) Berliner Film Companie GmbH and the G4 television network, on the animated series."
Can you say awesome?!
Friday, September 15, 2006
I feel kind of bad that I haven't done much lately, but I do have more Snakes on the Titanic posters if it makes you feel any better. Here you go.
I'll have a real post soon, I promise.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Hello Better Wing-nuts! Politics suck don't they? Well, that's why I've been away for a while. But, I do have something I want to show you and then maybe you guys can convince me into writing another political post tomorrow. Any ways, here's what I wanted to show you.
Yep, I made that myself. I'm just amazing aren't I? Fantastical. I know what you're thinking though, "But this is Cody, he's the one who made that stupid Katie Couric picture." Yes. I think it's safe to say that I've improved in photoshop a bit since that. And just for that good old nostalgia I'll show it to you again.
There was one other thing I wanted to show you while we're on the topic of photoshop. Remember Allah-Mentos? The Jihad Maker?
I wonder what would happen if you put one of those in diet coke?
Saturday, September 02, 2006
President Bush Shot! In Film Terms Anyway.
"It is about the polarisation of America in all the events post 9/11." Said a spokesman for the new British docudrama directed by Gabriel Range.
So, you think. A film about polarized politics. What could that be about? How the antics of radicals in the Republican and Democratic party are both leaving mainstream America? Hardly. A film about how the R's and D's disagree even when they agree? Not really.
It's a film about president Bush getting shot. And the way they do it is in no way a tasteful documentary. In the Liberal wet dream, ahem, "docudrama", President Bush is "Surrounded by a crowd of panicking onlookers, the American leader is pictured just seconds after being gunned down by a sniper following an anti-war demonstration. Held up by a secret service bodyguard in his dying moments after being shot in the stomach." says This is London.co.uk.
And just to make the Libs even happier, with computers they paste Bush's image on that of the actor so it really looks like him getting shot. It's a leftist dream scenario.
And it doesn't exactly get better from there. After the event, those evil Conservatives blame poor innocent Muslims before there is any evidence. Then there are a bunch of interviews showing how it's Bush's fault he got shot (yeah I know) because it's his fault he polarized the country.
No, I've got news for you. It's people like you Mr. Range that are responsible for polarization in this country. You are the ones that sat at a table pondering ways you could smear the president even more. And I don't even like Bush that much! But thanks to you, people think it's all black in white. You either worship Bush or you want him dead. You've left no middle ground for the rest of us.
Real Americans listen to people with common sense, not those with R's and D's. Until people like you drive the two sides so far apart there's enough empty middle ground to open up a Wal-Mart Supercenter. Then where are the people to turn? All of the moderates are driven out, and America in turn loses faith in the whole government. And that my friend, is not president Bush's fault. It's the outside constituents and others that are pushing the parties apart because politicians simply follow the polls. I believe this movie will play a part in deluding constituents into extremism, forcing the parties apart and driving moderates like myself completely crazy.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Liberal Propaganda in the Media
Personally I am completely disgusted that CBS would lie to me about Katie Courics weight by showing me this "forged document". I'm kidding of course, this is one of those stories that you can't help but laugh at. I don't think people are going change the station to NBC because Katie is fat. They're going to change the station because she's uber annoying. But if CBS can do propaganda, so can I. Tell me if this picture makes you want to watch Katie on CBS.
And you always said Nancy Grace was the scariest person in news.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Summer Movie Reviews
Now both you and I know that I'm no movie reviewer, but because I've seen so many movies this summer, I might as well give it a shot, eh? Here's what I'll give you a quick blurb of. Pirates of the Caribbean 2, World Trade Center, Snakes on a Plane, and Accepted.
First we have Pirates of the Caribbean 2. This movie was huge, both in the box office and in length. Ugh. I'm sorry but the movie is two and a half freaking hours long and that isn't enough time to squeeze in something I like to call an ending. But that's not my only problem with the plot, because like most sequels, pirate two's story just doesn't raise the bar. In fact, if Pirates two was playing limbo it would win by going the lowest. Don't get me wrong, the classic pirate action is there, but does no one else notice the story? It has more holes than a slab of swiss cheese.
The first thing you'll start to notice is something I like to call a genre imbalance. The first part looks like a bonnet film, the second a comedy, the third a paranormal suspense, and then a story-less thriller. My God I was confused. And it's only worse when you realize that the entire plot is told by a woman with an accent you can't even make out.
So why was this such a big film? Simple. The girls go to see Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. Now I'm not gay or female, but I just plain don't know what girls see in them. Johnny Depp is ugly, then dressed up to look even more ugly, and Orlando Bloom is ugly and a bad actor.
If it wasn't for the great action and the great acting by Johnny Depp (which is unfortunately negated by Bloom's terrible acting) I'd give it a low score. But even though you're confused to the point of exploding, you are still on the edge of your seat. Though the movie did wonderful in the box office and had great critical acclaim, let me be the first to say that the movie is just average. 3/5.
The next film I saw was World Trade Center, a tribute film about 9/11. If you don't know who the story revolves around and focuses on it's two cops that get caught in the rubble of the World Trade Center building. We follow both the cops under the rubble and their families trying to find out what's going on.
Now, I really hate to say anything bad about a 9/11 tribute, but I did have a few problems with the film. Again, I hate to say this, but two hours of cops being caught under rubble is, well, kind of boring. But worse than that, by the movie focusing on the rubble, it takes focus off the terrorists. You don't even see the plane in the movie. So naturally the movies antagonist is rubble. Not Islamofascists. That's how I felt after seeing the movie anyways. It seems like a PC tribute almost. Not putting the terrorists in bad light, and not even showing the plane, leaving 9/11 conspiracy theorists completely unopposed. What kind of tribute is that?
But apart from the message, it wasn't terrible. There was some good acting, special effects, and plot elements in the movie that made a two hour movie about two guys under some rocks more interesting than you would think. 3/5.
The other two reviews will be added to this post shortly.
Monday, August 14, 2006
1 Year Anniversary of TBW!
I still can't belive it's already been a year, I should feel like a professional blogger or something. Instead I feel like it was yesterday when just started out by posting neoconservative talking points straight from other pundits. But no matter how I feel, the truth is, my blog has been successful. I frequently update with posts and they are read by approximately 100 people. And again, it's you I have to thank for that.
If you're a long time reader, try checking out the better wing archives and read some of my classic posts. And again, thanks.