Sunday, 27 December 2015

Turtle Beach Elite 800s quick review.

Well hello there interweb, I trust you had a good Christmas and are awaiting the New Year celebrations with a certain level of excitement and trepidation.
I have been the very lucky recipient of a set of Turtle Beach Elite 800 Headphones in the last couple of weeks and after giving them a good test thought I would share my views on them here.
Firstly these are not a cheap set of cans weighing in at nearly the £250.00 mark but I managed to get a set brand new in box for a hundred quid cheaper off ebay.

After un-boxing them the first thing I noticed was the general feel of quality, They are a little heavy but you don't notice that when you have them on your bonce. They feel like a quality item unlike some of the cheaper TB offerings.
They also come with a 2 year warranty which is very reassuring as my stealth 500s broke after 6 months and feel like the replacements TB sent me are about to break again.
There is plenty of adjustment for those with big heads and the ear cups feel soft and comfy even for a specky four eyes like me, after long gaming sessions they don't make the arms of the glasses dent your head.
The ear cups also fit well around the ears and cancel out ambient noise very well, I have lost count of the times Mr's Bagsta has scared the living shit out of me by walking into the games room and tapping me on the shoulder as I didn't hear her which never happened on the Stealth 500s.







Out of the box set up is pretty straight forward and the charging dock is a nice touch.
Looking through the literature you can register them (which I advise) and you will get to choose a free t-shirt and a couple of extra pairs of ear cup covers from TB but these may take a while to arrive. I ain't got mine yet.
I think since the release Turtle Beach may have made a few changes to the headset as some of the issues I have read in some reviews no longer seem to be present.
The background hiss is hardly noticeable unlike on the PX5s that I also have. Some people have complained that it is way to easy to accidentally press the buttons on the ear cups, with mine there is a definite press that has to be made and I have not once accidentally pressed them. The lack of flashing lights that illuminate the darkened gaming room are a welcome omission and the noise cancellation works a treat.
There are a fair selection of built in pre sets for the sound and the FPS when playing Black Ops 3 works a treat, the surround sound is very good but the mic feedback to prevent you from shouting is a little lack lustre but this is really my only gripe.
Whilst on the subject of the mic it does take a little more adjustment with the PS4 to get it right as they are hidden away in the ear cups.
I find by going to the mic set up on the PS4 and cranking it up to nearly full works well.
The best compliment the mic can have is a when I first partied up with a friend he said "WOW, you sound different" I asked what he meant and he replied "it sounds like you're in the room with me" Enough said on that then.
Theses cans also allow you to bluetooth 2 devices to them so I have my ipad and iphone connected. This works well for me as I can watch movies on my ipad without disturbing my little viper or listen to music in the office without disturbing the rest of the household.
This also enables you to take calls whilst in game or listen to some tunes whilst playing not something I tend to do as they do allow you to be a total sound whore on fps games (AW not included).
Battery life is not as good as the stealth 500s but if you leave your PS4 in standby mode and drop these suckers on the stand when you have finished gaming they will always have enough charge in them for a gaming session. You can also charge them via an included cable so no real need to stop playing if the battery low warning comes up.
If not leaving the PS in standby remember to switch them off. I have in my inebriated state left them on a few times only to have to plug them in whilst playing for a while to put some charge back into them.
I have had one problem on Christmas day where I thought they were fucked as I had left them on and not on the charging dock. There was a small red light flashing on the head set and the base station was flashing saying that the 2 were not paired.
I tried to pair them without success and so did the reset thing where you hold down the buttons for 15 seconds etc. Still no joy.
The solution was to download the Turtle Beach software and plug the two devices into different usb ports on the PC with the software open.
Press the button to update the software and even thought the latest software was on it reinstalled it and all was good to go again.

So in conclusion, Are these headphones worth the hefty price tag?
 In my view yes, they are a big step up from the stealth 500s and do not suffer from the popping and sound drop outs that happened a lot on the PX5s.
 The battery life is not as epic as the stealth 500s but it is good at around 10 hours so you are not going to have to leave the PS in standby all the time.
Now that Christmas is over I think that there may well be a few sets of these coming onto ebay and if like me you can grab a bargain I would but not at the expense of starving the rest of the family........ Nah scratch that they ain't gonna waste away get them anyway.

Peace out yall, THE BAGSTA XXX






Monday, 9 November 2015

Spot cream, Blops3 1st impression and smelling salts!!!

Well hello interweb, This weekend I have mostly been blowing things up, swearing a lot and laughing a lot whilst having a blast on the new Call of Duty Black Ops 3 game from Activision.
I had the game pre ordered and the Game store in the city centre was opening at eleven so I got my fat ass down there for about twenty past.
People were already forming a que and I made around number thirty.
The que got steadily longer as midnight approached and the smell of spot cream also got somewhat stronger as I found myself surrounded by people who were nerdier than myself.
It was like a scene from the Walking Dead except with NERDS!!!
A few of us at the front of the que got some free swag in the form of a Black Ops 3 lanyard, not much but better than a poke in the eye with a donut I guess.

Anyway I hurried back to Thumper (my Jeep) and sped home to find that there was a 2.7 GB day 1 patch to be downloaded before I could play.
So around 45 minutes later I got online and got me some game time in for a while.
I have played for a total of around 5 or 6 hours so far so this is just my early impression of the game to date.
I was very disappointed to find that there was no Hardcore (HC) Domination game mode as this was my staple game from AW and so it was to Core Domination I tried first of all.
Hmmmm, As usual even after playing it for a few days now the majority of players seem too hung up on their precious KDR to actually go for the objective leaving myself and maybe one or two others to do the work.
Seriously the amount of people who had 2 captures was pretty high and so I have been for the most part been playing TDM and a few games of Kill Confirmed.
My Netduma R1 Gaming Router pretty much worked out of the gate but there have been a few issues which I think are game related more than anything else.

I have seen a lot of complaints about lag and I have experienced it to some extent myself but I do feel that a lot of this is inexperience with this new release.
Time to kill is quite long as the base weapons that you have unlocked are really not that good and this can lead to people thinking they are lagging when they are not.
That said I have seen a couple of examples on youtube of some pretty bad lag and rubber banding but the majority of people complaining will not put up a full two or 3 minutes of game play to show what they are getting so I am guessing some of it is not lag but simply lack of time with the game and weak guns.
I am by no means much good at the game myself but I am surprisingly enjoying it. (for the moment)
Previous Black Ops games became more and more unplayable for me as more patches rolled out so I will not hold my breath on the longevity of me playing this one but for now it is a lot of fun especially if you are in a party with at least 1 friend.
I have only just made level 20 so do not have many decent guns unlocked yet but have been trying the low level ones and have come to the conclusion that for me there are 3 to choose from at lower levels. 
I guess it is a personal preference but the KN44 assault rifle is for me the only choice. It reminds me of the AK 47 from previous games and after unlocking the grip reflex sight and quick draw on it I can do reasonably well for an old duffer.
Not had much success with SMG's for a couple of releases now but the KUDA SMG is a powerful gun and feels like a cross between an ACR and an MP5 from previous games.
Lots of people are raving about the Gorgon Light Machine Gun which is pretty much a 2 hit kill at any range so I gave it a go but find the BRD is a better more versatile LMG.
The problem I found with the Gorgon was simply that whilst it is 2 shot kill it takes so long for that second bullet to leave the barrel the enemy had fired a clip reloaded and were firing again.
There are a few new additions to the game like the winners circle which I have made it into a few times, Just not as many as Nighthawk (JD) or Knuckles who seem to get in there nearly every damn game.
The specialist I could actually happily leave out of the game. You see I am not sure if they have any counters at all and whilst I can see they have tried to balance them a couple of them are in my humble opinion slightly overpowered. The sparrow thing which fires explosive arrows seems to be able to fire faster than a SMG and if it comes within a few feet of you explodes killing you, as a result there are lobbies filled with people spamming this shit all over the place and I know its there for everybody to use but it's getting old fast as the saying goes.
So all in all for a release weekend I think it has gone quite well and in my opinion the game is much more fun and tolerable when playing it with friends than solo.
It has certainly improved 10 fold since the beta and as long as my trusty R1 keeps connecting me to those low ping lobbies and the Devs don't screw things up with all the patches then I can see me playing this game right up to the next release. It is with out a doubt much more fun and playable at the minute than Adavanced Warfare.
In other news I only had 1 large Whisky to drink last last night and I think my body has gone into shock as it usually receives between 1 and 2 bottles of red on an evening.
The weather is a paler shade of shite outside and blowing a gale too so I think staying here in mission control is the answer to that and maybe some sort of smelling salts to get the smell of that damn spot cream out of my nostrils.
Peace out Yall, THE BAGSTAXXXX


 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Wine, Black Ops and Coffee!!!

good morning interweb, I am feeling a little groggy today as I drank far to much red wine last night and have absolutely no right to be up and able to type at this time.
I did start playing Advanced Warfare but after only a few games got very frustrated by all the full tilt douchebags with the constant barrage of noob toobs and rocket launcher spam in every objective mode.
The only mode that was playable was TDM Core and I did hand out a couple of spankings but quickly discovered that despite been a grumpy old bastard and probably the most anti social person I know, I am actually quite social. With the correct people it would appear.
You see I game most evenings with a friend from The USA and we bitch n moan about stuff laugh and joke and generally behave as if we were down at the local bar but playing a video game at the same time.
A couple of nights ago I got online and had a few games of Black Ops 2 on the PS3 with Dillinger (another gamer form the USA) and despite the fact that he did not have his mic set up we did have a total blast sending the odd message via PSN after the games.
Now I never really did very well on Blops2 and stopped playing it after about 4 months due to the horrendous lag I was suffering but the other night Dillinger and myself were topping the leader boards every single game. This on a game I have not played more then twice in about 2 years.
So this has got me wondering if it is the magic of my Netduma R1 that is helping my connection out or the seriously hard work I have put in to the last two awful titles that the Call of Duty franchise has put out.
I am sure I will be put out of my misery and find out soon enough, Thursday at midnight I will be in the shorter of the two que's at Game in the city centre as I went in and fully pre paid for my copy of Black Ops 3 on Sunday.
After playing the beta I was not impressed. I must be honest but then I played the Star Wars beta and was less than impressed with that as well.
So with the whole weekend off to try stuff out I am sure I will have a KDR of 0.4 by Monday morning but at least I will have played the objective. :)
In other news our neighbours from hell appear to be making more steps towards actually moving house. It was sold over 3 months ago but the noisy little bastards are still there. However I did see a very large roll of bubble wrap in the living room as I drove past a couple of days ago. Hopefully they will be gone by Christmas.
And so to today, I have an appointment with a flat white coffee at Costa later and will be watching the results of today's Trixie with interest.
We have Stand to reason in the 13.00 hrs at Warwick, Duchess of Marmite in the 16.40 at Kempton and how could I resist, Taste the Wine in the 13.10 at Chepstow.
Oh and a long shot punt, "Between the Sheets" has just come in 3rd at Greyville, no pun intended.

And so interweb I will leave you with these thoughts, "As long as we respond predictably to what feels good and what feels bad, it is easy for others to exploit our preferences for their own ends."
"and I have been wondering of late, do you think that ISIS, Al Qaeda et al have a territorial division?"

Peace out yall, THE BAGSTAXXX


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Gaming Lag, A Thousand Horses and Nurses!!!



Hello interweb, well it’s 11.37 A.M. and I have already been to the gym and the supermarket and despite consuming a bottle of red last night feel surprisingly sprightly.
Speaking of wine I have after 8 years of online gaming finalised the results of my extensive research which I will now share with you.
There is a direct correlation between the amount of red wine I consume and the amount of lag I experience. Up to 2 glasses I seem to relax and do fine but after 1 bottle things start to head South, after 2 bottles that lag becomes horrendous. Even the Netduma R1 cannot help.
I have also noticed recently that on Advanced Warfare the lobbies are full of people not bothering with the objective and just camping their asses off with noob toobs and rocket launchers.
Far be it for me to tell anybody how to play a game that they have paid for but I am also in my rights to think that you are a complete c~~~ for doing so.

These people are also the first to complain, send hate mail and leave the lobby when you switch to a class with noob toobs two grenades and danger close to give them a dose of their own medicine.

Any way enough of that ranting I have also happened upon a fairly new act to hit the country scene recently (well new to me) and it is in my humble opinion that this band will be filling stadiums all over the world before long.
When it comes to music I am one of those people who falls in love with the dimple and marries the whole girl downloading the entire album and only ending up liking the one track.  

Formed in 2010 Nashville, Tennessee “A Thousand Horses” are probably best described as what you would get if you dropped “The Black Crows” “Lynyrd Skynyrd” and “Garth Brooksinto the Large Hadron Collider.
Seriously it has been a long time since I have listened to an album and loved every track on it. These guys are not formed from the stuff modern acts are, no hippin and a hoppin bippin and a boppin, these guys can sing and not down their nose like an X Factor act and they can play instruments too. Throw in a few steel guitars and some soulful backing singers and you have a kick ass sound that's carved from granite and wrapped in velvet.
Turn it up to 11 and break off the knob!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pPS6x4a-4Q

In other news a friend sent me the following pic which as I am married to a nurse was pretty spot on actually and it did make me lol,
Working overnights will do that to you but I can't help thinking that there is nowhere near enough drool in the pic.
SPOILER WARNING IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE LAST EPISODE OF THE WALKING DEAD THE FOLLOWING TEXT MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. 31/10/15
Well it has been almost a week now since it "Appears" that Glen from the Walking Dead had his guts ripped out by a hoard of Zombies, a fan favourite Glen has been in the series since the first episode (well his voice calling Rick a "dumb ass") and many followers of the show have been shocked at his demise but there are many aspects of the show and all over the internet that suggest he may not have met his demise just yet.
Well I just have to get The Mexican F1 race and a few games of Advanced Warfare out of the way before I can find out Monday evening 1 day after the USA get to find out.
I will be avoiding social media till I have seen the show to stop some ass hat spoiling it for me, oh and also because I am not that social actually.

And so interweb I will leave you with this, "Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, that you are dreadfully like other people." and  "The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth."
PEACE OUT YALL, THE BAGSTAXXX






 



Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Power, responsibilty and light switches!!!



Hello interweb, wow, twice within 7 days. I must be bored or feeling like ranting. I am currently unsure which but I do have a few thoughts to share with you.
I saw a post on youtube yesterday relating to a retweet of a video that Drift0r the well known gamer has uploaded.
Now I am a follower of drift0r and have a lot of respect for him and enjoy many of his video’s.
 He puts them out there with good commentary and a lot (and I do mean a lot) of young people follow him as well as old duffers like myself.
It is with this in mind that after watching his video about global warming whilst playing Advanced Warfare I cannot help but think he may not realise the power he has, and with power comes responsibility.
The video can be seen here, (I hope he doesn’t mind me linking to it.)
Global Warming (Advanced Warfare Gameplay Commentary)
He puts forth some good detailed information but does (like many others) seem to come down on the “catastrophic man made global warming” side of the issue and as such I feel many other people without doing any research may also jump to this conclusion.
You see I have done a lot of research into this subject and have blogged about it before. Travelled the world to exotic places on consecutive years etc doing a small amount of research myself.
In the global climate debate it appears one side is just as biased as the other. When human beings become polarized in their beliefs, they search for evidence to defend their positions rather than searching for the truth with an open mind.
 When political agendas drive funding, right or wrong, the popular view prevails.That's just human nature.
You see the problem is this, (in my eyes) There is scientific research that has been compiled by the IPCC that categorically states that global warming is a man made phenomena and puts forward such a compelling argument that it has become the popular view and you must be some kind of muppet to think otherwise.
Remember it was once a popular view that the Earth was flat!!
That may well be so and people recycle, sell their suv for a smart car get solar panels and a wind turbine but still hypocritically in my view, take the foreign holiday on a jet plane.
However, on the other side of the coin is strong scientific proof and research that gives us the opposite information.
You see it is a little broadcasted point that when temperatures rise, CO2 increases, not the other way around.
So is global warming a man made phenomenon or part of earth’s natural cycle? Does it really matter? It doesn't matter which side wins the argument over fact or made up statistics or IPCC funded research because nothing will change.
We will still wage wars in fossil fuel rich countries killing innocent men women and children, we will still pollute our lakes, streams and rivers,
As human beings we have the ability to learn from our mistakes and yet it astounds me by our apparent disinclination to do so. And as drift0r points out in his video, We aint about to give up our air con etc.
I remember reading an article on Ice melt in Antarctica a couple of years ago,
It contained the following ““Most of the world's ice is in Antarctica. The continent is covered by an ice shelf 2,133 meters (7,000 feet) thick. If the entire ice pack melted, the world's oceans would rise by 61 meters (200 feet). But since the average temperature in Antarctica is -37°C (-35°F), this is very unlikely to happen. More likely is that only a portion of the ice melts, increasing sea levels by a few feet or meters.”
So, at minus 37°C ice melts a bit? Since when? It didn’t when I was at school and I am sure things have not changed that much.
If at minus 37 degrees Celsius there is actual proof of “a bit” of ice melting I for one would really like to know for sure what the hell is causing it.
Radiation from outer space, penguins lighting their farts for amusement not knowing the damage they are causing to their own habitat.
Maybe the Bavarian Illuminati are behind the whole thing, it wouldn’t surprise me to be honest, they're behind most conspiracies where there is a few bucks to be made.
Anyway, please feel free to do any experiments you feel you need too to show me how to melt ice at minus 35 degress Celsius, but only “a bit”
WOW, talk about rant. Lol But on a more serious note I really do wish that people would just pull together and pool their funding to find out the real reasons the earth is warming instead of just spouting out stuff and making climate models fit the results they want to keep the funding.
I am sure that some of the science is correct but I am also sure there is a lot of bollocks talked about this subject. Just read the above, I am full of it but hopefully I may have made at least one person pause for thought.
Oh and drift0r if your reading this “Keep up the good work man” I do truly like your video’s.
Well I think that is more than enough ammunition for my haters to attack me with, but I have just thought of one solution to the whole global warming problem.
Teach children from very early on that light switches work in both directions!!
And so interweb I will leave you with these thoughts, “The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it and remember this, The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
PEACE YALL, THE BAGSTAXXX

Monday, 26 October 2015

Sports, Holidays and top tip!!!!!

Hello interweb, well what a Sports packed weekend that was between shifts.
The MOTO GP race was filled with controversy after a clash between Rossi and Marquez, After weeks of Marquez been a thorn in his side Rossi had finally had enough and after at least one warning from Rossi Marquez continued to push the 9 times world champions patience till it snapped.
In an unprecedented move and very unprofessional and un Rossi like Rossi pushed him off line and hung him out to dry, Marquez continued to lean against Rossi and as Rossi moved out his knee to stand the Spaniard up he caught his brake lever causing Marquez to crash.
Many people say that the penalty given to Rossi was not harsh enough but it has effectively cost him his 10th world title by making him start from the back of the grid at the next race.
Rossi indicated that Marquez had won, he had got his wish by interfering in his racing for the world title with Lorenzo, (also funnily enough a Spaniard)
Personally If I had been Rossi I would not have just run him out wide Id have stopped after he fell off, gone back and given him a reet good kicking as well.
The F1 race from Texas was also a belting race with at least 4 drivers possible winners as the race progressed but it was reigning World Champion Lewis (cry baby when shit doesn't go his way) Hamilton who took the spoils in that race and a 3rd World Championship title along with it.
Again in my book another contender for a serious slap the spoiled little shit.
And onto the Rugby World Cup semi final games. Both cracking games and edge of the seat stuff right up to the final minutes but as expected it will be a New Zealand v Australia final. Come on the All Blacks. (that's what she said, keep it clean boys and girls)

Well that's enough about sport for a while, the weather has been hit and miss of late but I did manage to get out into the Peak last week and get a few shots in the best of which is probably this one.
I was looking for autumn late sunlight on the many coloured leaves of the trees but neither the colours nor the light was working for me so ended up getting this up at the top of Snake Pass A57.

In other news my little Rottweiler has decided on where we are to go on our next holiday (vacation for friends over the pond) and so it is early next year that we will be climbing aboard one of Richard Branson's finest and flying to Barbados to then get a connecting flight on to Saint Vincent in the Grenadines.
It is where quite a few scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed and the abandoned film set is just a few miles up the road from where we will be staying in a rather nice looking private villa with 40" TV wifi and all the mod cons.
Personally I think I will spend my days laid out in the sun soaking up the heat or snorklling with the fishes.

On the gaming front things are still looking good and I await the drop of Black Ops 3 with a bit more enthusiasm than I had after the beta.
After Sgt Greco from the Netduma R1 Forums posted about connecting a PS4 controller for use on PS3 via bluetooth I had a few games of blops2 and it played way better than it did during its actual run time.
Really handy tip from Sgt Greco though as I can now use my scuf on PS3 games as well. (without the charging cable)
Basically Under "Accessory Settings" on your PS3, locate and select "Manage Bluetooth devices". Select "Register New Device." The PS3 will begin Bluetooth scanning. Simultaneously press and hold the DualShock 4's "Share" and "PS" buttons until the controller light bar starts blinking. The controller should then appear in the PS3's list as a "Wireless Controller." Then reassign DS3's number to 2. Now DS4 is your #1 controller.
Playing TDM and looking at mini map could not see any team mates, checked lobby and they had all left bar me, I like a challenge and stayed to the end going 19-kills 17 deaths and only losing the match by about 15 points. Hit detection bang on the money. It was never like this for me so I have no idea why its working so well now.
Maybe it's the introduction of my trusty R1  to the mix, it certainly makes gaming fun again that's for sure.
Anyway interwebs I have rambled enough for one day so I will leave you with these thoughts,
 
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously, and At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.
PEACE OUT YALL, THE BAGSTAXXX


Thursday, 22 October 2015

GOD, Stamps and bufferbloat!!!

Hello interweb, It has been a few days since we have interacted other than in a gaming context so let me share with you my latest insights to life as a meat bag.
I was rudely awakened yesterday morning by a loud knocking at the front door. The curtains upstairs and downstairs were firmly closed as a clue to what state the residents of our home were currently in and so I thought it must be a parcel delivery of some sort and as such dragged my fat ass out of bed and went to answer the door.
What the people at the door were thinking when they decided to hammer me out of bed I am not sure but given the clues you can bet I wasn't in the mood for a conversation about God.
Serves me right I guess for posting the following quote on the netduma forum the other day,
"I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously."
I guess that will teach me to be a smart arse.
My set of Star Wars Stamps first day cover issue arrived later in the day as well, actually 2 sets as I posted a set to a fellow nerd in the USA who I game with on a regular basis.

 They are pretty cool and will look even better once I have framed them and put them up on the wall in mission control.
In other news I have been looking into a thing called bufferbloat after reading an article in the Netduma R1 forums.
I am not a believer in throttling your connections to such a low level you just get the required amount of speed to game and have yet to see any conclusive proof that this works but I am aware that using the Netduma R1's Congestion Control settings you can get an optimum QOS setting for your connection.
Zennon from the forum has run tests and his comes back to a Congestion Control setting of 70% to give grade A for bufferbloat whilst mine comes in at 50% of my total bandwidth. With 28% of my connection reserved for my PS4 this gives me around 9MB download speed and 2.5 upload.
Just out of interest I lowered my settings to that which some people feel you need to do to avoid "lag compensation" etc etc and I got a reading of "D". Not very good really so I still do not buy into this whole throttle your connection to death to get a good consistent gaming experience.
All these tests were done at http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html in the UK but I am sure there other similar testing sites in different countries.
In other news my Scuf controller is still going strong with no signs of breaking yet.
AW still has very inconsistent connections but for the most part using the R1 the game is still playable despite the low player base.
Well not long now till Black Ops 3 drops and I have the weekend free to get stuck into it proper as it is a Friday release this year instead of the usual Tuesday and rumour has it that connections will be ping based and that if you leave a game then try to connect to another one the game will be a lot less likely to throw you straight back into the same game where you are on the losing side with the enemy having all their score streaks up and the loss is inevitable.
I personally think that they should just limit the damn score streaks to 3, 5 and 7 like early games and concentrate more on gun on gun battles instead encouraging people to camp their lilly asses off for that game ending score streak.
Any way interweb enough of my ramblings for today, I will leave you with this thought though,
"Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavour to understand him." and "Many a man who falls in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl."
Peace out Yall, THE BAGSTAXXX


Thursday, 15 October 2015

The past wasnt so bad, Im old and ...............



Well hello interweb, 
I find it strange that I am interacting with you again after saying goodbye in February 2011. I initially used you to help me give up smoking which worked very well and yet I am still here posting all over your ones and zero’s.
I have posted a few posts since then but not too many however now I have retired at the ripe old age of 46 I guess you are gonna have to suffer my ramblings a little more. Tough shit baby.
This evening I have currently been listening to a mixture of music from Led Zeppelin, Yes, Rainbow, Rush et al and it has transported me back to my youth.
Sat in bedroom with a kaftan hippy skirt wearing petulia oil scented young hippy girl with a 2 pence piece balanced on the stylus as we smoke copious amounts of weed and drink cider.
I honestly think that I had reached the age of about 19 before I realised that a girls breath doesn’t actually smell of sweet cider.
Fucking amazing times without a care in the world although I do have to admit that I never really cared for the whole CND anti Conservative anti war shit and just went along with it to make sure that I got laid.
It was a much easier time to live I believe. Many people seem to think that today’s world is much better but I beg to differ.
I was never so tied to my mobile phone that I nearly got run over as I nearly did to some stupid student today, in fact make that two of the little bastards
One was on a skateboard thinking that the Grand Cherokee would come off worse when I hit him.
 I’m sure average IQ has dropped over the years but I digress.
No internet no mobile phones, when I was doing stuff I was never checking my phone every 2 bloody minutes and people could not get hold of me at their whim so to speak.
Not that they can now I just ignore them or plead ignorance of the technology.
Speaking of which I registered my cards on my phone for Apple Pay thinking that I would never ever use it. I mean why would I.
Right up till I got to the check out at the CO/OP tonight with my bottle of wine and I had forgotten my wallet.
A quick flash of the phone and a fingerprint scan all sorted. HAHAHALOL I used Apple Pay.
I mean to be honest all the crap that is going on in the world, Wars, Crime, Technological breakthroughs etc,
Ive been through it all before and it’s getting pretty boring to be honest and I feel myself regressing.
And it’s great. Actually it’s fucking great. I’m now pretty much retired at 46 and taking my photography back as a hobby instead of  a way to earn a living and that is also great.
I feel that I am finally leaving the rat race and despite now owning more tech than I did last year I do feel that it reasonable tech and justified.
Man I just feel like rolling a joint to be honest, lol
Led Zeppelin Ramble on just come on. Lol
Some things do still annoy the living fuck out of me, I saw an advert for the new series of the apprentice today.
Oh dear you affected little fucks. Just piss off please.
“I just feel I need to be the biggest thing most important productive person that I can be”
Fuck off you twat just because daddy didn’t give you enough attention you feel the need to afflict the rest of us with your fucking neurosis? Really.
Others sit there and give it the whole, it’s because I is black innit, or white, or yellow, or any goddamn shade.
Honestly the majority of people in Britain today do not give a flying fuck what race or religion you are till you start blowing stuff up.
Then you become an annoyance. That is all, just an annoyance really so stop it.
 Here is the update on that you self centred retard.
If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and colour, we would find some other cause for prejudice by lunchtime.
Amen.
You are doing this because you are so full of your own self importance and think that everybody else actually gives a shit.
It’s reality TV.
Have your 15 minutes then please just fuck off because nobody cares past the tea and digestive break.
Well I think I’m going to buy some incense get some 2 pence pieces ready and drag out the Vinyl records guys n girls.
So let me leave you with this, Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art
Peace out THE BAGSTAXXXX