Dwayne Johnson, read comics online, take the Kinsey Scale, Sandra Bullock plastic surgery, shark attack, Batman, Jim Halpert, and NYC sucks.
That’s why you come to the DailySkew. What is the DailySkew? Who is the DailySkew? The DailySkew is a copyrighted name for the family of websites created by Damian Hospital and Tony Vahl. This particular site (skew.dailyskew.com or dailyskew.com/skew if you prefer) is Damian Hospital’s headquarters. The DailySkew was created shortly after 9/11 in a response to this Age of Chaos we live in. But don’t think I’m all serious and a buzz killer. Most of the time I like to blog about movies and stupid human stuff.
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Dwayne Johnson: Once upon a time there was a belief that no former pro wrestler would ever eclipse Hulk Hogan for national recognition (or at least sheer coolness). In the political world, Jesse The Body Ventura made a great run at it with some supporting roles in movies with Arnold and Sly. He was eventually elected Governor of Minnesota but Jesse Ventura’s gimmick has been a conspiracy theorist for the last 10 years, and frankly young people don’t find that cool anymore. Dwayne Johnson’s career skyrocketed after he left the WWE and The Rock character behind. His movies target a niche market- he’s an action star and throws in comedy and motivational talk.
The Rock slowly shed his ring name and is now 100% recognizable as Dwayne Johnson. My original post reviewed his autobiography, which I highly recommend. The biggest change in the book and real life is that Dwayne Johnson is now divorced. I wonder what happened.
Read Comics Online: Marvel Comics and DC Comics have not fully stepped into the Web 2.0 global digital economy yet because they are Old Media, and charge a lot for their paper comic books. Comic books is a collector’s hobby as the value of sought after comic books increases over time. They cannot capture that unique aspect with digital downloads. With the ever-growing use of mobile phones, netbooks, and tablets, comic book fans would like to read their comics on the go and to pay bulk rates or have full access.
My post was a review of Marvel Comics online. For the most part, you can read a bunch of Marvel Comics online in your web browser, although saving comics is not allowed, and mobile capabilities are contradictory. The best value would be to buy a year’s subscription for the decent archive to read on your desktop browser. Although there are web exclusives comic books, new comic books are generally not available, and the consensus is that Marvel Comics is overcharging their digital downloads on the iPad (which is a separate service).
Marvel treats iPad/iPod/mobile users differently than their online comic book site. MEANWHILE, DC Comics still refuses to make the jump to offering any comic books online. If you want to hop into a time machine to 1997 AOL, go to DC Comics.com.
Will Marvel and DC Comics ever make the full jump to stop publishing comic books? Why should they? They still make millions from them as long as speculators feel that they are holding a valuable commodity in their hands. As long as that happens, they will still publish. If it becomes economically prohibitive they can make the jump sometime in the distant future.
Take the Kinsey Scale: The Kinsey Scale is a survey that asks about your sexual experiences and what your fantasies are. It ultimately measures how bisexual you are. The assumption of the test is very similar to what Sigmund Freud believed: that sexuality is not so clear cut as society forces upon us. Labels are fake. The Kinsey Scale ratings are:
0- Exclusively heterosexual with no homosexual
1- Predominantly heterosexual, only incidentally homosexual
2- Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual
3- Equally heterosexual and homosexual
4- Predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual
5- Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual
6- Exclusively homosexual
The Kinsey Scale is truly a taboo topic in “real life” which is why so many people discuss the Kinsey Scale on the online forums behind their computer screens. Taking the Kinsey Scale is actually not an easy thing to find on the internet. There are many fake “Kinsey Scale Tests” yet people are looking for the Kinsey Scale questions. My original post has links to the original Kinsey Scale book. If you are sexually confused feel free to post here on the DailySkew to get it off your chest before you meet some guy from Craigslist.
Sandra Bullock Plastic Surgery- My Sandra Bullock Face Lift Plastic Surgery article caused quite a stir.It seems like every time she makes an appearance at the Oscars or some other award show, everyone checks online to compare her before and after pics. Some people defend her (“She lost weight in the face”) and claim there is no difference between the old Sandra Bullock and the new Sandra Bullock, even though she’s a Hollywood star and that’s their culture. Let the Sandra Bullock plastic surgery rumors and debate continue.
Shark Attack- That shark attack post was brought to you by The Shark King. The Shark King is the master of all sharks in the ocean and seas, and he has declared war on humanity. If you check out that post, you can read The Shark King’s other news articles. He is upset because of shark fin soup and the way humans pollute the oceans. He and his minions have been responsible for numerous shark attacks (if not every shark attack) that happen all year.
Batman- This quick post was about Batman The Dark Knight conquering the box office, probably due to the death of Heath Ledger in his performance as The Joker. Did The Joker Kill Heath Ledger? Perhaps we will never know. Suffice to say, the Batman movie sequel was fantastic, if not depressing. The Joker is really a nihilist in this movie and had some really skewed perceptions of this absurd reality. The Joker overshadowed Batman in the Dark Knight, just like Batman was in the shadow of The Joker in the 1989 Batman movie.
Jim Halpert- Jim Halpert remains the underdog face of the #1 television sitcom The Office. With Michael Scott leaving The Office next season, it will be Jim Halpert’s show. He’s the everyman underachiever. Recently, some of Jim Halpert’s vulnerabilities have been exposed. His sales skills remain strong, however. Of course, since he has already maxed out his sales cap for the year and cannot make any more commission, he does nothing all day.
New York City Overrated (NYC Sucks)- This is the DailySkew’s most controversial post (well, there have been others, but they have never garnered the attention that my New York City Sucks article). I haven’t counted the number of comments that support my opinion that NYC sucks, but the people that disagreed with me were pretty vicious. Yes, they are proud New Yorkers. I guess I would react the same way if someone said my town was overrated. Actually, come to think about it, I wouldn’t. I actually don’t care about “my” city or “my” state. You see I believe happiness comes from within. I know some people think their lives would be better off if they went to another state, but it’s a myth. You make your own destiny. But I digress. Here are some selected comments from my New York City is Overrated article (the mutants are HOT):
Sorry mate, but I stopped reading about 2 scrolls down the page. This is pretty bad and you are not very good at writing in english. Although I haven’t lived in NYC for about 2 years now, I don’t think you’ve been there more than a day. Better luck next time mate.
You sir, are a dumbass and not a TRUE New Yorker. Yes, most of us are arrogant. But we were once an amazing state till the ghettos came and corrupted our generation. You allowed the backwards south to change the New Yorker inside you. Orlando, is a lot more overrate than NY. Just as well as Boston. NYC Is defiently not the greatest city in the world, coming from a NYer but damn. We have the best bagles and pizza.
Also, the water in FL is horrible compared to NY. However, I like the weather because I get to laugh at how bipolar it is.
FL is basically my second home state. I’ll take NY over FL anyday despite the ghettos. Get rid of that, clean up the city a bit and you got yourself a worthy city.
There were four presidents born in New York. this tells me you talk shit without any evidence. You have some good points, but I don’t even know if they’re valid because of the fact that you didn’t even stop and take five minutes to google if any of our presidents were born in New York. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York CITY. Good Lord, man. Get your facts straight.
Don’t worry, there were mutants on my side:
I have lived in about 10 different cities in my lifetime and New York is by far the worst. The weather is atrocious, artic cold in the winter and jungle hot summers. There is no direct sunlight, you don’t feel the warmth of the sun the way you do in the west. The people are the most miserable you can imagine. Most recently I saw a blind woman get on a train and no one offered her a seat. They spit, they smell (no joke, NYers don’t shower much apparently), they’re vulgar, rude, nasty. And not very bright. I have seen people run into subway polls because they were wearing sunglasses in the train just to look cool. Note to NYers, if you are dumb, you shouldn’t be arrogant. The City itself is old and decrepit. Most apartment buildings have roaches and/or bedbugs. The walls are covered in graffiti and things appear on the verge of crumbling around you.
I have to agree, NYC is way overrated. I’ve lived here all my life but am counting down the days, months and years until I’m able to leave for good. Way too expensive to live here and although there are a ton of things to do entertainment wise, what’s the point in having it available if you can’t spend the money to enjoy it?
And for those you who want STATS to back up my claims that NYC sucks:
NYPD statistics through the first nine months of the year show the number of murders has climbed 13.2% from the same period last year. There were 341 murders at this point last year compared with 386 through Sunday.
Cops in the 75th Precinct in East New York, Brooklyn, have investigated 23 homicides this year – the most in the city.
Bullets have been flying over the Bronx, too. There’s been an 18.3% spike in the borough.
In the 47th Precinct, which sits in the northern section of the Bronx, the number of murders is up 46.2%: Nineteen people have been killed in that precinct this year, up from 13 during the first three-quarters of 2009.
The murder rate is up 25.9% in Queens, 12.2% in Manhattan and 7.4% in Brooklyn – the borough which sports some of the city’s most crime-plagued neighborhoods.
Eighteen people have been murdered in Brooklyn’s 67th Precinct, unnerving longtime East Flatbush residents.
The number of people shot citywide has gone up 4.5% from a year ago, jumping from 1,315 to 1,374.
The uptick in murders comes after a year in which the city recorded 466 – the fewest number of slayings since the NYPD began keeping track in 1963.
Though the overall crime rate is down 1.5% citywide, primarily due to a 6.2% drop in grand larceny, most felony categories are up.
Rapes have increased 13.5% citywide, including a disturbing 45.1% jump in Manhattan. There have been seven rapes in Central Park this year.
And there’s yet another unwelcome badge of distinction for LaGuardia airport.
A new survey rates it as the worst airport in the country — again.
And to think, once upon a time — 1960 to be exact — LaGuardia was voted the greatest airport in the world by the worldwide aviation community. LaGuardia’s sister airports didn’t fare much better. John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty ranked only a few spots higher on the list.
So much for being the mecca of the world- you guys haven’t had a good airport since 1960. Get with the times.
Anyway, if you want to get in on this argument: go to the New York overrated comment section and f- people up.
Luciana Barroso- Matt Damon’s wife is Luciana Barroso. She is Argentinian. You can tell how much someone is a sex symbol if people search for pictures of his wife. My post was about how Luciana Damon gave birth to Gia Zavala Damon. People ate it up although no one ever yelled at me for showing a picture of an animal instead of their baby. Matt Damon is popular, man. I personally don’t like his Boston Red Sox love, though. It’s funny I thought Matt Damon married an Indian girl because that’s what Luciana Barroso looks like in the pic.
Noah’s Ark: I don’t know why some mutant commentators don’t believe that Christian Wright and Dr. Richard Hoffman discovered Noah’s Ark and posted the Noah’s Ark photo to prove it. Of course, the Noah’s Ark thread degenerated into a religious debate. But at least the DailySkew found a fan in kristina97 who posted “MY NAME IS KRISTINA LOVE AND WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER THE ARK THAT IS AWESOME MY DAD IS A PREACHER AND HE TOLD ME I CRIED BECAUSE I WAS AMZAZED I LOVE GOD …BUT HOW DID YOU DEICOVER IT THOUGH”.
In addition to this, many Hebrew scholars posted original translations of the Bible, which of course brought out the atheists. Some people seem to think that the Noah’s Ark photo was photoshoped.
Anyway, enjoy yourself here on the DailySkew blog.