Deadly Soapbox

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Wake me up when september ends... Actually, don't wake me up at all.

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 4:21 PM Comments comments (32)

The first week's always the hardest, isn't it?

You're having such a wonderful time in the summer holidays, before school creeping up behind you and pummeling your fun with a timetable-jackhammer, with holiday-juice splattering everywhere. Not a pretty image, I know. But it happened.

I think I've got the Back to School Blues. The first week of school's just ended, and it felt like a freakin' lifetime. I REALLY hope it's just the first week that's going to be this boring -_-

Virtually every lesson consisted of getting new books, the teachers explaining things everybody has already learned and knows, and me pretending to listen while actually doodling in the book I just got.

Not only that, but our new headteacher's a prick (excuse my French). He's making all these stupid changes that do nothing but anger the students. I'm only gonna list a few here, just so you get an idea.

He wasted loads of money on stupid gates that close after a certain time, and you'd have to "ring the bell" if you're late, which is going to happen a lot more now that we have to arrive at school earlier.

The timetable is now over two weeks, so you'd have one set of lessons one week, and another set for the next week. I dunno, I just find that completely pointless. Unless that point would be confusion.

Another thing. I've been made a prefect. I was all excited about it last year, but it's actually REALLY boring. You waste half your lunchtime opening doors for people and enforcing rules that you don't even understand. Sometimes I just feel like a glorified doorstop. As if that wasn't enough, we have to PAY for the silver prefect tie. It's not that I don't have the money, it's just wrong that they're making us pay for helping the school out. So I decide to buy it. Only problem is, the teacher's never around to sell it to me, and I still don't have it.

So yeah. School's been sucky so far. But it can only improve from here, right? "Actually, it just gets harder, and more stressful." DAMN YOU!

What's a paradox?

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)



 1. a statement that contradicts itself
 2. a new band that's so awesomely contradictory

Paradox, the name of my awesome new band, consisting of 7 letters in it's name, as well as 7 members, labelled as an alternative/rock band.

In this lovely image, one can see our logo, and a doodle of a dude rocking out to us. Pretty awesome.

We've just started though, and we're still in the beginning stages of bandhood, so we haven't really recorded anything properly yet, so I can't really show you guys anything yet.

Don't kill yourselves yet though, because when we get famous, you can say you knew about us before, through the frontman's awesome blog. Also the first 10 commentors on this blog post get free tickets to our first gig. Of course, it'd be free anyway...

Ooh, another thing. We're gonna have a website too. And guess who's gonna be designing it. What? No, not a gorilla. Me, I will. And contrary to popular belief, I am not a gorilla. I'm just not hairy enough... :(

So yeah, people. Watch this space.

I'll post some band updates on the Deadly Soapbox if they're interesting enough.

Guess who's back

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 12:41 PM Comments comments (0)

Guess who's back. Back again.

No, not Slim Shady.

I'm talking about the Deadly Soapbox.

Yes, I'm back. And I don't mean like the last time I said I'm back and then abandoned the Deadly Soapbox. This time I'm staying for good. COS I'S A COMMITMENT MAN. "OMGSH, really?" No, not really.

So yeah. That's pretty much all I have to say for this post. Peace out.
"Peace out? When's the last time anyone's said that?"

Check It, New Look

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 2:54 PM Comments comments (0)

4 months ago, I started redesigning this site. Since then, I've experimented with different colour schemes, tried different layout styles, got distracted, forgot, remembered, continued experimenting, and finished with an awesome header. Hi-yah!

Also, it got me to express my love for my new favourite font: Trebuchet MS. Speaking of strong emotions for fonts, I HATE COMIC SANS. The very sight of it makes me want to stab my computer screen.

Actually, that reminds me of a good joke:

So Comic Sans walks into a bar, and the bartender goes, "We don't serve your type here."

So, back to the point, the new design features an awesome new header, a vertical navigation, and the sidebar on the left hand side, under the navigation. BET YA HAVEN'T SEEN THAT BEFORE, EH.

Anyway, enjoy admiring the new awesomeness.

Also, if you haven't already noticed, we've got a new toolbar at the bottom of your screen now. Lookin' fine, eh? Well, it's not there just to look good, you can search this site from there, view recent blog posts (just like this one!), Facebook Like the page you're on, read my Twitter, and probably a lot more, so play with it. If you wanna. You probably won't, though. I don't care. But if you do, you will forever be a legendary sex god filled with awesomeness for eternity.

I dunno, I was bored...

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 3:27 PM Comments comments (0)

Okay. Picture this. I'm in an ICT lesson, bored as hell. We've got a sub lesson, so there's no real work to do. The class is learning how to create a website. As in, basic Dreamweaver stuff. Yes, seriously. So, what do I do? [Everyone here knows that I'm not a fan of doing what I'm supposed to, so that's not what I did]

I go ahead and create this:

The weirdest part was, people were actually *impressed* by it.

Wow, how did you get the border?

OMG, are those corners rounded?

Haha, I found out how to link images too... But you must have done it another way. How did you do it?

Okay, maybe I made some of that up. But they were still impressed. By THAT.

EDIT: I was just re-reading this post... I now see how pointless it is. Still, it's an awesome LOLcat.

Why this site looks like dark red & grey crap

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 2:12 PM Comments comments (0)

As Burnt Face Man here would say, this site looks like "a shit that needs wiping."

Actually, this is what would happen:

Burnt Face Man:
*kicks box*
Take that, Deadly Soapbox, you shit!
Just kidding, that was just a box with the words Deadly Soapbox written on it.
But seriously, Deadly Soapbox is a shit that needs wiping.

Ahh, Burnt Face Man is awesome.

Click here to find out what the hell I was talking about.

Anyway, back on the point (and a very sharp point, that is), the reason this site looks like crap is because I wanted to redesign it. I started this redesignage, stripped down the layout CSS and the images and all, and then I started getting bored and then got distracted by my PS3.
Since then, I've been busy with homework and stuff, so I haven't really had time to continue with it (and yet, I found time to write this blog post. Weird, huh?)
So when are you gonna finish it?!
I dunno. Soon. Or later. Maybe this weekend. Maybe not. I dunno. Probably soon though, cos I hate looking at this crap more than you.
So to answer the question in a way that makes sense, whenever I get time.
EDIT: I've almost finished the redesignmentation. Looking good. But still gotta clean a few things up. And make a header. And a logo.
EDIT 2: Wow, it's been a whole month and I still haven't completely finished it. LOL.
EDIT 3: Okay, it's now pretty much finished... 4 months late. Have fun admiring it's awesomeness.

Another iPad-hating post

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 4:14 PM Comments comments (1)

Well, I'm not really a fan of the new iPad... I just think it's an oversized, overpriced iPod. Also, I heard it has no multitasking, no camera, no stylus, a big ugly bezel, and my favourite: the name iPad.

So anyways, here are some links, stuff I tweeted, images and a video of an old Mad TV sketch.

That Time of Month: The Best Period Related iPad Jokes [Jezebel]

iPad name draws feminine hygiene jokes [CNN]

If Steve Jobs Had Just One Wish... [Gizmodo]

"Don't use an iPad, use an iTampon!"

"So I can say "That chick is on her iPad" and not be called a pig? Thank you Apple."

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Be afraid. Be very afraid...

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes, that's right. The deadly soapbox is back, after months of supposedly being murdered by the killer showerhead. And it's owner has started blogging again.

You may rejoice.

Yarr! 'Tis Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Posted on September 19, 2009 at 1:59 PM Comments comments (0)

That's right ya salty, half-masted sons of wenches, today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

And as me matey here Guybrush Threepwood (no that name's not French, it's fictional) said, "We'll sure avoid scurvey if we all eat an orange."

Here be a singalong for all ye scurvy dogs.

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Now, me buxom beauties, whaddaya say you and I swill some grog and go downstairs in me ship cabin? Whaddaya mean "no"?

HTTP Error or Metal Band?

Posted on July 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM Comments comments (2)

Found this online the other day, and because it combined my two favourite things (nerdiness and heavy metal), I thought I'd post it here...

So is it an HTTP error or a metal band?

  1. Expectation Failed
  2. Ion Dissonance
  3. Enemy Logic
  4. Accepted
  5. Unordered Collection
  6. Fading
  7. Killswitch Engage
  8. Unprocessable Entity
  9. Silent Descent
  10. See Other
  11. Variant Also Negotiates
  12. Nodes of Ranvier
  13. Embodiment 12:14
  14. Switching Protocols
  15. Forbidden

Scroll down to see answers...

Sorry about this big gap.


HTTP errors: 1, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 14

Metal bands: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13

Both: 15

Source:  Woot!