Wednesday, March 30, 2011

MyTouch4G

Got my phone finally today, we are on the way to really establishing the Don't Laugh, People network. Excited!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Soundtrack To My Month Of March - Track 7

I can't say much about this song, it is simply amazing.

I give you, Adele - Someone Like You, enjoy!


Soundtrack To My Month Of March - Track 6

Some of you may relate to this song, it's about a bad romance that you've broken away from and you want to stay detached from it, and that person.

I give you, Nicole Scherzinger - Don't Hold Your Breath, enjoy!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Soundtrack To My Month Of March - Track 5

We've had some beautifully sunny weather in London as of late. In honour of this, I've been listening to this feel good track over and over and dancing all over the place.

I give you, Labrinth - Let The Sunshine, enjoy!


Soundtrack To My Month Of March - Track 4

I could probably dance to this song all day!

I give you, Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand, enjoy!



Soundtrack To My Month Of March - Track 3

This is an old song, but I've been listening to it all over again. This lady has a powerful voice and I love the lyrics she sings. The piano in this is beautiful.

I give you, Adele - Hometown Glory, enjoy!



Soundtrack To My Month Of March - Track 2

A new artist I've been listening to thanks to Spotify. I really like their sound and I'll probably post up another song from them. There's something about this song I love the music as it starts up.

I give you, The Naked And Famous - Young Blood, enjoy!



Soundtrack To My Month Of March - Track 1

She's one of the artists I've been listening to a lot lately. I quite like a few tracks from her album. This is one of my favourites. I think the lyrics to most people would be related to cheating, but you can also pick other relationships from the song.

I give you, Jessie J - Nobody's Perfect, enjoy!



A Life Update..

Lots of exciting things happening with the blog because Sean has finally got his act together! It’s a shame that when one of us decides to post the others go quiet, and I’m guilty of that, so sorry again. I always feel like I’m apologising, but I really am so busy at the moment. Lots and lots going on in my personal life.

Too many deadlines all of a sudden, exams I need to revise for, coursework I need to.. I would say complete but I think the correct word is “start”! My plan at the start of February failed me, or rather I failed it, since I’m nowhere near as organised or well read as I hoped to be at this stage. I plan on changing all that after I post this though.

It’s not just university that has got me down though. A friend recently quoted “thinking of your past when standing with your present, isn’t a good thing”, which is very true, only I’m thinking about my present but in the past. This time last year I had someone I love here and I miss him very much. I was thinking back to the excitement of knowing I was going to see him. Unfortunately, my reliving this makes me feel like I’ve been robbed because he’s not here now. I’m sure if I asked him he would come see me in a heartbeat but, and this is going to sound really sad and pretty awful, I’m simply far too busy.

You’re thinking… why is she writing this post to us then?!... well, that’s simple. I have a lot on my mind and no one to talk to about it. Everyone else in my life is swamped or have things going for them that they need to deal with, plus everyone has their own issues and problems, I’m not about to dump my emotional baggage on anyone. It also feels good to write this out my system though.

I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying life. I may sound down but I still enjoy living. I just wish I could live more for me in the present instead of living for my future, but hey, that’s life!

Don't Laugh, People. Don't Laugh...

Seriously, don't.

We're now operating (as you can probably see) as http://dontlaughpeople.com

In addition to the new domain, we're hopeful we can get the new layout up and put up a couple different pages. I'm also hoping to get DontLaughRadio up and running weekly by the end of the Summer, so look out for that as well!

By the way, don't forget to try to get the @Sean_Bishop Twitter account up to at least 500,000 followers by July 11 at 11:59 PM... if I reach that point I'll put up $500 towards Cancer research! It's on you all to get me to that point though, I can't do it all myself!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Boredom Woes...

I’m going through folders right now looking for blog posts I started and didn’t finish. I’m disappointed, really… because I had some legitimate ideas but I didn’t devote much of anything to the pieces themselves (which explains why I never really posted them). I suppose I’m too critical of my own writing, which I get from my grandfather. I kind of appreciate and realize why he never wrote his book… here’s hoping I can do that for him.

Anyways, it sucks. I don’t necessarily have writer’s block, I’m just overwhelmed in the world of 140 characters or less right now, and not much of anything has been going on recently. It also doesn’t help that I don’t care to discuss the draft after everyone else has, and football is in a lockout (give me $9 billion to figure out how to split evenly and I’ll get it done, assholes).

I suppose I could always recount some of the weaker stories, but that’s not blog-worthy stuff.

I did get hammered on St. Patrick’s Day at this bar in town… walked home, blacked out on the way back, puked for an hour, and blacked out again. The hangover on Friday sucked… cookout on Saturday helped… this week has been slow and boring.

It doesn’t help that Enigma is so busy either… this week really has sucked.

At least the Lakers and Suns put on a great game the other night…



…are you ready to call someone to help me, yet?

You DoMain!

I recently (this morning) looked into purchasing a domain… but I’m left here thinking, I don’t really know shit about purchasing a domain. Some of the best deals, I probably won’t need here with the blog… but I don’t want to pay more for absolute less. I’m also skeptical on how many pages I need available, and how I can move the blog over to the domain (I know blogspot offers you to use your domain here, but I want to move all this to the domain if I purchase it).

So I asked Enigma, and she’s got no more clue than I do. I suppose I should ask her to ask one of her friends whom probably would know about this shit and make her say “duh, should have thought of that” but she’s busy focusing on her studies right now, so I don’t want to be too much a burden to her.

Ignorance really isn’t bliss right now…

Sunday, March 20, 2011

007 - Blah Blah Blah

Alright, I haven't done a track of the day in some time, but I've been waiting for this song/video to release for a while. I can promise you that the Special Agent is about as good lyrically as I've heard from anyone trying to come up in the game, and his flow is versatile, the kid can do a lot of things, and he's still looking to improve himself.

I support a lot of you up-and-comers, so some reblogging, retweeting, or however the hell you pass on your material, would be much appreciated.


First of all, 007 is doing his videos from here on out in the style of a movie he is putting together, so best believe we're already looking forward to the rest. Furthermore, the video itself was put together nicely.

Onto the song though: this beat comes in hard... like, the type of spazz that makes you wanna get out the seat and just vibe to this shit. Lyrically, Double0 is on top of his game right now (even though, again, he'll tell you himself he's still looking to improve).

Basically, this track is nice, beginning to end, and the video does this song justice. Besides, I know most of you out there (dudes and females alike) can appreciate the point of this song. Tired of hearin' all that Blah Blah Blah!

And you can find all of his contact information at the end of the video, so follow him, add him as a friend, peep his videos, chop it up with him when you see him online!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NFL's Rule Changes Beneficial or Dangerous?

So, I just read about the NFL’s revision of rules to implement beginning in the 2011-12 season. They’re going to be harsher when dealing with dangerous hits to defenseless players and could be suspending players who commit these penalties. That’s all good and fine, except I’m seeing a list defining what a defenseless player is, and I have a major problem with it.

Listed below is what the NFL defines as a defenseless player:

» A quarterback in the act of throwing;
» A receiver trying to catch a pass;
» A runner already in the grasp of tacklers and having his forward progress stopped;
» A player fielding a punt or a kickoff;
» A kicker or punter during the kick;
» A quarterback at any time after change of possession;
» A receiver who receives a blind-side block;
» A player already on the ground.

The 5 I didn’t bold, I agree with whole-heartedly. But the 3 bolded items? I have a serious problem with this.

At no point in football under the NFL throughout history has a “receiver trying to catch a pass” been off limits to contact. Defensive players have been taught for years and years to get in there and hit the receiver when the ball gets there. Now before you all say, “But Sean, they mean before the ball gets there,” no, they don’t. Case in point—look at the James Harrison hit in the Browns game. Or have a look at Dunta Robinson hitting DeSean Jackson when Jackson had the ball in his hands but wasn’t turned to see Robinson coming. I hate this, as it damn near ensures any receiver not looking at a defender while he’s in the act of catching is free to catch the ball before turning around. If the Massoquoi/Jackson rule becomes the norm, expect to see QB’s completion percentages rise, completions rise, yards after catch rise, and catches rise. Also expect to see even fewer tackles from corners.

Now on to a “quarterback in the act of throwing” and how terrible this idea is. Most QB’s get rid of the ball before a defender ever has a chance at getting to him; so now if a QB is pump-faking (see Tuck-Rule) they also add in that they’re in the act of throwing? I guess if the arm isn’t coming forward, you’re allowed to hit them? But if you’re running up and you see the arm JUST going back and you pull up because you know his arm will go forward before you can create contact and he ends up pump faking and stepping forward, and you’re out of the play because you pulled up, now you look like the worst defensive player ever, meanwhile QB’s are taking advantage of even more unfair rules.

Lastly, the “QB any time after change of possession” idea. This is by far the most retarded definition of a defenseless player. Not to mention, the Quarterback is still allowed to chase the play down and make the tackle on the player running the ball back. So because he’s a QB, he can run freely to stop a TD return on a fumble or interception!? You can’t set your blockers up to block him? No, don’t blindside a quarterback… don’t blindside anyone, but it should be specifically for blindside blocks… NOT blocking in any manner.

If this is what the NFL is proposing to “make the game better”, I propose the NFL stop fucking with rules without any idea of the negative impacts you have on football at every level. This spirals all the way down through college, high school, all the way to PeeWee football. Coaches who have coached the old way all their life after having been coached that way themselves, need to change everything?

How long before we see the NCAA “when the ballcarrier touches the ground whether he was tackled, tripped on his own feet or dove for a catch and was never touched” rule implemented? How long before we see flags strapped to player waists? How long before we see NFL football as we’ve known it for 45 mainstream years just eliminated completely?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Getting Off On The Wrong Foot

Get off on the right foot!

I believe firmly that everyone knows a person they are probably very fond of whom they may have had a bad first impression. We all get off on the wrong foot with someone in our life; it really tends to happen more often than not. I know I got off on the wrong foot with plenty of people. Our very own Enigma and I almost didn’t hit it off because of me and the way I presented myself on several different levels. The more I think back, the more I realize I’ve made some very bad first impressions; or over-thought the impression others were having on me, and that has been my Achilles Heel in my life, to be honest.

I tend to associate with the familiar, and I’m sure most people are familiar with the same. Very rarely do we break out of our comfort zones in search of friends, acquaintances, spouses. I’ve had misunderstandings over unspecified jokes or remarks that led me to feel as though someone was completely different than they are. I know myself that being judged in that light by others never feels good, so I don’t feel particularly well about myself doing it with others.

The point I’m trying to make is that it’s never easy to get off on the right foot if you’re accustomed to getting off on the wrong foot. I think back to when I was growing up playing basketball and my uncle was trying to teach me how to dunk, and I also go back to skateboarding. With skating, I rode goofy, but I’m right-handed… so people tended to think oddly of my stance. But I didn’t find any comfort riding regular, goofy was how I was comfortable. I learned quickly that if I rode regular, I wasn’t “getting off on the right foot”, I couldn’t control myself. With basketball and jumping, I was more comfortable leaping from my left foot, even though I knew myself that I had more strength and power coming off of my right leg where I could enhance the height of my jump. It felt wrong to jump from the right, but it wasn’t difficult and it paid off… I taught myself to jump from my right foot.

Why do I find this worth mentioning? It’s easy, to be honest. I want to increase my jump, but I want to skate comfortably… so I need to distinguish which is the right foot to get off on. Do I continue just being me and hoping I’m not offending people or taking someone too seriously? Or do I break from my comfort zone, give people the benefit of the doubt, and show a little more trust?

Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @Sean_Bishop, maybe you’ll even teach yourself something…