Friday, July 27, 2012

Save Our Balls!

This is a follow up article to yesterday's about Bucky Balls. I signed up for their newsletter and this was the image the email had:
The learn more link goes to a new page about how the CPSC is busting our balls and that Bucky Balls is going to "fight hard to keep our products on the market... and our balls in your hands." There is also a video on this page which explains things further out. All in all though, great video with some great truths in it.
Magnets and other "deadly" products are not the problem. Irresponsible people are the problem.
And also, I strongly encourage, as the video suggests, to stick it to the CPSC and buy some balls, or cubes.

~Captain Steak

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bucky Balls

Yes, this is a post all about balls. Big balls, regular balls, gold balls, black balls, purple balls, green balls, pink balls, the list goes on.
If you have not heard of Bucky Balls, is that a comfy rock you have been living under?
In a nut shell, these balls are a rare earth magnet that are marketed as an adult product, or not intended for kids. Despite this fact, kids still play with them. Big surprise there. Since we also live in a society that enjoys placing blame on anything except the actual cause, Bucky Balls is now getting sued. The reason? Irresponsible parents that let their kids play with these balls and then swallow them.
This is the state that the USA is in now. We encourage irresponsibility while also the Government is supposedly protecting our interests.
What is Bucky Balls response to all of this? In a word: Pissed.
If you go here, you can read a press release of theirs.
Also at the top of this page is a great paragraph which I will share here:

You might have heard there's a problem with our products... 


A government agency (the Consumer Product Safety Commission) is saying they should be recalled because children occasionally get ahold of them. This is unfair. We market exclusively to adults. We are vigorously defending our right to market these products you love. Let us know how you feel about this: Comment on Facebook; send a tweet; tell your friends; complain loudly; or just buy a set to stick it to the CPSC. Read more here.

End Quote

And go figure, there is a petition to fight the CPSC.
If you go to Bucky Balls site, you can find out even more information about this. Personally, I side with them on this issue. This is a product that is marketed for adults. This is a product that has, I believe, 5 warning labels on the actual package. This is just a great example of why should we watch what our kids do? We don't want to be responsible for shit. Welcome to the USA, here is your summons.

~Captain Steak

Friday, July 20, 2012

You just never know

High school is always a fun time. You meet a whole bunch of people. You get some friends. You lose contact with some people. You just never know what might happen to some people. While browsing through Facebook, I noticed someone shared a link to an EP called Lines. After going to this site, I find out that this EP is done by Jane Marczewski. This a woman that was a couple grades behind me in high school. You just never know what people might do after high school.

Anyway. follow that site and you can download her new EP for free and also tip her some money if you like. Personally, I knew from high school that she had an amazing voice and passion for music. Now that she is slowly breaking out onto the music scene, it is rather incredible to think about. Enough from me, now go listen and download her EP. Captain's orders.

EP Download Site and also her Facebook page

~Captain Steak

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Declaration of Internet Freedom

This is exactly what it sounds like. A declaration stating that we have rights and that our interwebz should be free. I was going to explain this out more, but the email I recieved has a email template for sharing. This does a lot better job of detailing it, complete with a link so you can sign it as well. Enjoy.

"Dear Friend,
People in power are making political decisions behind closed doors about how the Internet should operate and they’re doing this without the involvement of actual Internet users.

The result: bills like SOPA and CISPA that could close down the open Internet and destroy our freedom to connect.

It’s time for us to reclaim the Internet. It’s time to declare our Internet freedom.

Lawmakers around the world must stand with us to protect the open Internet. And Internet users must be involved — from the start — in shaping policies that affect our experience online.

Add your signature to the Declaration of Internet Freedom today. Then tell the world why the open Internet matters to you.

Captain Steak