psycho-dude

Apr 23

A few words about me

Well, I don’t have too much free time these days, but I thought that since some of you might check out this blog I’d better give you some info about myself.

First of all, I’m not a psycho. I mean, I’m not a psycho in a “psycho” way; I studied psychology a few years ago and I’ve got two diplomas, even though I don’t practice it. If you are asking why did I bother to study psychology when I wasn’t planning to use it, the answer is simple: it’s not a well paid job in my country, and when you’ve got a wife and children (ok, I’ve only got a child, but she keeps me busy :) you’ve got to be the provider.

The “dude” part in my name was just an association that I thought sounded funny; in fact, I had a few persons on Twitter say that they love the name, while others were scared to death; I guess that the “psycho” part was too much for them.

So I’m a former psychologist that never got to open his consulting job, pretending to listen to other people’s problems and helping them find the proper solutions to them. Man, that would have been easy - and if the pay would have been great… what a life! This didn’t work, so I’m an online consultant these days, teaching people how to promote their businesses online through various channels.

Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t spend 5 years of my life for nothing; by studying psychology I have started to understand life differently and I’ve used some of the information I’ve got to help myself and others in various situations. Still, the greatest return on my time / money investment in psychology was the fact that the people here are impressed by psychologists, and when they hear that you’ve got your diplomas will think of you as being some sort of a king, but maybe one without a crown. And without a throne. And country. And…

There you go. I have told you my life story. What’s yours?

Apr 05
psychofactz:

Chubby Bunny is a game wherein you put a marshmallow in your mouth and attempt to recite the phrase “Chubby Bunny”. If you succeed, you put another marshmallow in your mouth. If you fail, you get eliminated. This goes on until participants are overloaded with marshmallows in their mouth, and hilarity ensues. (I used to play this game in summer camp, but if I recall correctly, we used to have to say “I was born on a pirate ship with lots and lots of apples”, which was hilarious for a bunch of 12-year-olds). 

psychofactz:

Chubby Bunny is a game wherein you put a marshmallow in your mouth and attempt to recite the phrase “Chubby Bunny”. If you succeed, you put another marshmallow in your mouth. If you fail, you get eliminated. This goes on until participants are overloaded with marshmallows in their mouth, and hilarity ensues. (I used to play this game in summer camp, but if I recall correctly, we used to have to say “I was born on a pirate ship with lots and lots of apples”, which was hilarious for a bunch of 12-year-olds). 

Apr 05

disco naïveté: compilation: Tropicália →

disconaivete:

Summer is with us: long and hot nights, sweaty party’s and days in the sun and sea. Music goes well with all three of these… especially if it’s a summer-themed disco naïveté compatilion. That is why I proudly present Tropicália: 14 bright and cheerful tracks which will certainly spice your…

Apr 05

Faith No More

parislemon:

My sources are very good. Unfortunately, they apparently do not have very good taste.

As I noted a couple days ago, Google was about to launch a native Gmail app for iOS. It came this morning. Unfortunately, while I had been told it was “pretty fantastic”, the app that got released is anything but. As a result, Google quickly became the laughing stock of the Internet for a few hours this morning. The app was so bad, that they had to pull it saying: “Sorry we messed up”. 

Simply put: I should have known better.

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Apr 05
fuckyeahtattoos:

This is the outline of my totoro arm piece. I’m starting a cartoon sleeve very soon :)
Done by Phoenix at Phoenix Rising in Springdale Arkansas

fuckyeahtattoos:

This is the outline of my totoro arm piece. I’m starting a cartoon sleeve very soon :)

Done by Phoenix at Phoenix Rising in Springdale Arkansas

Apr 05
naturewantstoeatyou:

I need a hippo I’m holding on for a hippo ‘til the end of the night He’s gotta be strong And he’s gotta be fast And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight

naturewantstoeatyou:

I need a hippo
I’m holding on for a hippo ‘til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strong
And he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight

Apr 05

John Green's tumblr: Some Disconnected Thoughts from the Tour de Nerdfighting 2012 →

fishingboatproceeds:

1. I’m tired. This tour has featured very few days off and very little sleep. Hank and Katherine and I often talk about how we don’t know how real bands (like Driftless Pony Club, for instance) do this night after night for months.

2. I’m really glad I get along with my brother and Katherine,…

Apr 05

STFU, Islamobigotry!: Tea Party Plans KKK-Style Attack on Muslim Place of Worship →

leptiir:

Back in the day, the Ku Klux Klan used to train dogs to attack African Americans. Now, in 21st-century America, some Tea Party members are planning to use the same intimidation tactic against Muslims.

That’s right. They’ve decided they want to fight Al-Qaeda — by…