Thursday, 17 January 2008

The art of killing time...

Killing time is a fine art... Some people whine all the time that they don't have enough time and when they eventually get it, they don't know what to do with it! This post is really about me and how I am killing time prior to the 4th of February when I will be joining the greek army for a year's obligatory service. In other words I don't want to go but I have to go because if I don't go I would wish that I would have gone due to the repercussions of not going, LOL! ( I always wanted to write one of this "mouthfulish" statements that make people scratch their heads and read it twice, yeah, another blogging ambition fulfilled! Will my awesomeness ever end? LOL). So let's see how a Merc without employment(everything is in deep freeze because of the army, remember 'the Governator's' performance in 'Batman and Robin' ? Even colder...) spends his days in the savageland called Lamia.

The funny thing about this time period in my life is that there is no actual schedule involved in the daily proceedings. Since my girlfriend is away at the moment I have to find some alternative ways to entertain my awesomeness... A lifetime as an only child has taught me the fine art of having a good time with yourself (that sounded a bit perverted didn't it? Good!!!LOL). Since with every passing day I am coming closer to a year's time full of military gear and excess testosterone I opted to massively exercise my solitary hobbies such as watching movies, reading comics, playing videogames, blogging, probably shoving old ladies in the street and making them bump onto eachother and definitely performing death defying stunts like getting up from bed and taking a shave (yeah I know, I like living dangerously...). Well that was the plan but so far going from theory to practice, from point A to point B, from room to room and from channel to channel on TV hasn't been what it was cracked up to be.

Where is a room full of clowns when you need one to let some steam out....Hey a man has to have hobbies right? LOL

The main problem is, that I feel a certain degree of pointlessness in everything I do at the moment (ok shoving old ladies never gets old but for the sake of argument let's just say that it does, LOL). It is true though... I feel like this date of joining the army hangs above my head like a gilotine of sorts. Let me elaborate on that... It is not the act of joining the army that makes me feel that way, it is the fact that sometimes I wish I could join the damn thing tomorrow! I have waited too long for this stupid deadline to come and now it cant come soon enough... I just want to get on with it and stop having the rest of my life on hold...(calm down DP, calm down, count to ten and visualize a nude Eva Mendes winking at you with sexual intent.... see, the world isn't a bad place after all but it will be if/when your girlfriend reads this, LOL).

At the moment my Xbox360 is 'on fire' (
not literally although I may set it on fire at some point as a final stand of sorts against corporate malarchy.... eat this Bill Gates!!! LOL). I have finished a couple of games, namely 'Kameo : Elements of Power' and 'Halo 3'. The first game is about a fairy that can transform into various sorts of creatures each with their own unique abilities in her effort to save her family from the clutches of evil orcs or whatever (you know it is this 'originality' in concept that will be the end of the gaming industry one day...). Besides the obvious absurd fact that there should be no orcs left in any pop culturish creation since ALL were offed in the Lord of the Rings trilogy the game was good fun. Nothing special but at least a colourful generic adventure of sorts.

Could the Master Chief be Chuck Norris?! Now why wouldn't that surprise me... No wonder he has the helmet on , non - stop, for 3 consecutive games:).

Halo 3' on the other hand is a game where a malakas futuristic trooper has been locked inside his cybernetic armour(I am guessing AGAIN since this is part 3 of this series) thus he is not obviously the 'sharpest pencil in the box' judging from the fact that he hasn't been able to get out of it in 3 games!!! Apart from the disturbing notion that this trooper hasn't taken a leak in 3 games because of obvious -ahem- armour limitations, he is a pretty cool I mean fighter that can off anything that moves under the gamer's control. The game was pretty good overall, highly cliched story wise but the presentation and gameplay were ace, so I felt a certain degree of satisfaction finishing it (not as much satisfaction as the lead character -Master Chief- will get after ditching the armour and taking a leak after 3 games of course...).So I guess gaming wise it has been a good period for me...

Reading comics is becoming more of an acquired taste treat as I become older but it is still a nice downtime... If I had to present two highlights(both negative) of my current comic bookish addiction these would be: 1) The Deadpool comic book is getting cancelled now that is has started getting really good (
bummer!!!) 2) Peter Parker and Mary Jane are not married in the Spiderman comics anymore since some malakas had the idea of reversing time in the comics thus erasing every part of the continuity of the Spiderman comics of the past 30 years... I think this is such a lame and lazy way to reinvent a character that it defies belief... thus I won't be buying Amazing Spiderman again just on principle (good for my wallet to, hooray!!!).

As I confessed my career is in a state of 'compulsory hiatus' and sometimes I think that my brain went with it... Just look at how "prepared" I am for action, any action for that matter:).

As for blogging and watching movies these two past times have been trapped in oblivion since I don't feel like writing and I don't think I can actually watch a movie without falling asleep at the moment. Some people may call it 'lethargic predisposition' I call it pure, shameless laziness to focus. Because that is the key concept here, 'focus' and I don't want to exercise any of it. I just want to save my remaining brain cells for when they are really needed and dump down my attitude towards life for the upcoming military service. Unfortunately, my brain cells have once again revolted against their owner so they keep operating at full capacity... bloody brain cells... they never listen to me... they just think, think, think and when they want to have fun they think some more... Oh well, it could be worse I could have had the collective conciousness of a sprout so I wouldn't be able to blog for pretty apparent reasons:).

I just realized that this was a pretty pointless post but who cares, this is
Deadpool's Laughing Den so anything goes really:)

Till next time, take care and stay away from landmines (
what kind of wish was that... oh man... that does it... I am calling my insanist now... was that Dimitris? No, Dimitris jumped from his office window after our last session... Let's call Giannis then... Giannis has been locked up in an asylum muttering ' No DP , pure joy' all the time... Hmmm... better get the Golden Pages or something to find a new vict... I mean insanist to tort... I mean to help me... LOL).


P.S. : If you think about it I actually talked about the 'art of killing time' in my own unique way... what did you say, "you don't get it"?... Hey I wrote this post didn't I? LOL. There is method to my madness I tell you:)


Shan said...


This post is something that really accentuates your humor!

A lifetime as an only child has taught me the fine art of having a good time with yourself (that sounded a bit perverted didn't it? Good!!!LOL) --> Lol, that made me laugh, you've grasped English idioms really well for a Greek!

As for pushing ladies... lol... You've really mastered the art of humoring yourself :P

What an amusing post haha!

But seriously, I hope you'll enjoy the Army life, will you still able to blog? I've always wanted to join the army... Just don't like the Australian Army lol, so many wars they have to fight and all for a politicians will!... Bush should have learnt from Vietnam...

Shan said...

P.S. Tell me more about what will it be like in the Greece Army?

I am currently playing age of mythology, so am wondering:

1) What myth units do you have? Do you have Bull Minotaur? I love that unit!

2) What about the heroes, what do you get to have?

3) Is Greek Army really like those guys in 300? They look hell cool, I hope you get a good thrust wit your spears

4) What gods do you pray to?

I look forward to my answers :D

Zhu said...

I laughed hysterically at the "killing time" picture at the beginning of the post for two minutes. Question: do I look like I need holidays? :D

Well, us teachers don't get that much fun...

Okay, I can tell you what not to do when killing time:

1) Actually shooting/ destroying all your clocks - between us, that's going nowhere

2) Develop some kind of biochemical weapon in your basement - we know you're very skilled, no need to show off

3) Start collecting x-rated magazine for your testosterone needs - girlfriend wouldn't be happy at all

Calista*Was*Here said...

Oh, your post is cool!

When your military service starts, you wouldn't have time to be lazy, but your brain cells can be bored (sorry!).
Good thing is that you will get up EARLY in the morning.
This is healthy way of living, although changing biorhythm might be painful in the beginning, lately (soon) you'll find it perfectly normal and couldn't live without it anymore:)
Men are in their full potential in the morning naturally. So, DP...

I'm giving tips and advices (you don't ask)
this is one of my ways of having fun:)

No matter what,
take care,
take good rest
stay cool!

Jay Cam said...

chuck norris couldn't be in the suit! it was me!

couldn't you tell the muscular resemblance? lol

Deadpoolite said...


Hey long time no... hmmm... hear(?) friend! Good to know this post tingled your funny bone:)

I will blog far less but nonetheless I will blog on occassions.

Still, it is hard to blog about anything when in the army since it isn't exactly an exciting lifestyle (that is why they called me I suppose to 'spice things up' so to speak, LOL).

I'll make the best out of this experience and wait for the days to pass:)

On to your questions then:

1)This was still a MODERN Greece blog last time I checked but there is nothing like the Minotaurs no doubt about it...ok maybe the 'greek feta killing squad' but that is top secret so I will shut up:)

2)I will eclipse all heroes with my heroic presence, next question:)

3)We have so many glorious biceps in Greece we are selling them in the black market...:)

4)Apart from the insanity gods that keep me going you mean? LOL


Oh come on I wrote this post and you say you laughed at the picture... This must be the ultimate blogging defeat for me, I actually considered quitting altogether for a whole 2 secs:)

Your suggestions have been taken under consideration by the DP board but the 'girlfriend' censorship won't let them live long...:)


Thanks for the advice and I am reasonably cool with a twist so have no worries!

@jay cam

You almost fooled me there for a second you know...:)