Remember This!?

This week is quite the week in terms of war history. There’s alot of stuff we have to remember that happened in the past. More importantly we have to remember what we learned from the past and know that we have to carry these things into the future to make a better tomorrow. Sure, everyday there’s a new battle taking place somewhere and everyone has their own personal wars to fight at times but we still can’t go forgetting why we have to keep remembering the past and it’s lessons. Continue reading

War, peace and Poison

Hello world it’s me, positive thinking Poison, to tell you all about what I think the point of war is. I’ll agree with Lionel and most people when they say that war really is good for nothing but I’ll disagree with them when they say there’s no point to it. War, combat and conflict are all a part of the human condition. From the beginning of civilization we humans have been fighting and the reason for it usually has been idealism. People can go to war on the premise of expanding territory or to bring ‘justice’ and ‘law’ to other people but at the end of the day war is just a means to spread ideals by force. Continue reading

Risk Chapter 8

The joys of being a student…they overwhelm alot of  us here at The Infection right now. It’s midterm season and the majority of us are just confucked out of our minds right now. Aside from us, we know that alot of you readers do look to us for a little bit of entertainment to keep your mind off the fact that you may or may not be failing a class or two right now.  So in this weeks installment of Risk we find Poison with his own personal agenda. Tell me why I’m not surprised?! In other news, Spectrum descends into the darkness of the sewers to find Sketch and bring her back to the land of the living…all of this is in this week’s installment of Risk! Continue reading

Happy…death day?!

It’s Poison here people!

So Halloween has just passed us and now we’re in November. The month right before the most fun month of all…X-mas (yes I qualify X-mas as an entire month). So those of you who read yesterday’s post are probably feeling quite comfortable right now in thinking that The Infection has nothing to disgrace or defile in any way, shape or form because there’s nothing to defile…other than a few traditions and sacred occasions.

This month we’re going to be talking about soldiers, war, peace and we can’t forget revolution! That’s ground for endless conversation topics that are bound to offend people. Why? This is because the subject can have no end since there will never be an end to war so we’re always going to have something to talk about 😀 Alas, that’s not what I’m going to talk about in this post. Today is a very special day, it’s The day of the dead!

You’ve probably heard about it in a few cartoons here and there or if you’re educated then you’ll have heard about it in a class. The Day of the dead or All souls day is a roman catholic holiday that celebrates the passing away of loved ones. Now I’ve done some reading up on this and let me tell you all that you should all totally go to Mexico for this day since they make it seem alot more fun. Keep in mind that it is a religious holiday and so be prepared to possibly visit a church and have someone expect you to make offering. Here are some links to articles that will tell you more about the event, here and here.

Otherwise, here’s an informative video all about how our friends in Haiti and Mexico manage to spice up the fact that people are dead. Also, visit Haiti…they’ve got voodoo practitioners a.k.a witch doctors who I can guarantee will give you something to have an out of body experience 😉

Still…it’s time for me to be a little bit serious here and tell you all that the day of the dead is actually quite beautiful. This isn’t from personal account but it’s from other peoples accounts and I’ve seen pictures to prove it. People wear masks and dance and make it easier to bear the fact that someone they love has gone on to what we at The Infection do hope is a better place. As morbid as it sounds, I think that the greatest reward we’ll ever get for all our sorrows and troubles in life is the fact that we are able to die and I do sincerely hope, for those of you who have lost someone, that their pain is over. This is what the day of the dead is to celebrate, it celebrates the fact that people are able to move on and if not then the prayer is to let them know that our spirits are with them hoping for their journey towards their shangri-la.

All in all, hope you’ve been educated or at least arsed into looking farther into the celebrations. If not then I know that by reading this far into the article you’ve managed to at least learn that today (the date on this post) is the day of the dead.

Keep us entertained!

 

 

Welcome to Honorary Soldier Month

Don’t you just hate my mature and sardonic sarcasm. (That is redundant) None the less here is this month’s opening monologue.

Ahhh November, why must you have no holidays which I can utterly humiliate and destroy for fun? Why must you be so crude and tease me as I must wait until December for my time off? I should not ever be a playwright, ever, and because November wishes to be the kind jackass of a month to me I will be a good sport and play nice this month. This month in honor of Remembrance Day or Veterans Day (Depending on which side of the border you live on) and our love for freedom we will talk about WAR! …And Freedom. As usual keep a look out for Poison’s untimely posts and quality work of Risk, only to be found here on The Infection. Here’s a rundown on what’s going on this month.

Week 1 – War! Huh! What is it good for?

Week 2 – This is the week of Remembrance Day, there in The Infection (Or at least Lionel will) compile their list of top 10 video game war heros.

Week 3 – Freedom, what freedom?

Week 4 – War Hero Profile: Now as much as I have a favourite video game war hero, I want the people who read this blog to give me ideas here and I will do a profile on the war hero most voted on.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what this month’s opening song is, SING IT WITH ME! WAR! HUH! YEAH!

Trick or Treat?! It’s Halloween

As my good friend The Riddler would say “TRICK!”. Yes I know be royally disgusted this is not the real post for this week. In other news, I was a retired Derek Jeter for Halloween the people who are too old to be trick-or-treating didn’t understand “Aren’t you too old to be doing this?” when they asked for more candy, so I showed them a solid wood baseball bat, I think they got the message. A kind note from those of us at The Infection who like sleep, remember to wind your clocks back Daylight Savings Time ends November 1st, an extra hour to cure that hangover. And hopefully by tomorrow I’ve finalized what the theme for blogging at the Infection will be for next month, hopefully next month midterms won’t get in the god damn way!