Saturday, September 18, 2010

New US Money Design?

 The Huffington Post has started a new poll in which people can vote on their favorite designs of the American money.

   "Organized by creative strategy consultant Richard Smith, the Dollar ReDe$ign Project is soliciting ideas for the dollar bill of the future. "Our great 'rival', the Euro, looks so spanky in comparison it seems the only clear way to revive this global recession is to rebrand and redesign," the project notes on its website."

   The current leader in this poll is a design submitted by Dowling Duncan(Shown Below), a British duo. 

   This design features a vertical monetary system as opposed to the current vertical system. The new design also bolsters a vast array of bright colors and figures that appear on the currency. Most notably is the current US president Barack Obama. 

  The presence of Obama has some people worried that he is trying too hard to make himself visible to people and that he is not a very popular president due to the fact that we are in a recession during his term. What people fail to realize is that he was given this recession from his predecessor and that he is doing his best to get us out of it.

   I personally feel that this new monetary system looks great. It gives our money a more modern look to it and it matches other countries colorful currency. The currency that is in use now is a stepping stone to what it should have been remade to. They added color and watermarks to it but they just tried to keep a dying currency format alive.

But anyways, farewell friends. Until next time,

Friday, September 17, 2010

UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop

So as D-Day approaches for Frank Mir and Mirko Cro Cop i figured i would lend you all my personal opinion on the main event of this card.

On Frank Mir:

   So the first fighter we have to examine is Frank Mir. My personal opinions on Mir as a fighter is that he is OK. He is not great but he is by no means a can. Mir can easily hold his own with the best in the division but he will most likely never be the champ again. As a person, i literally cannot stand Frank Mir. Everything from his voice, his douchey haircut and that smug look he always seems to have just rubs me the wrong way. I feel like Frank Mir thinks he is the baddest man on the planet and that he is made out of diamonds.  Now this is not a bad mentality for a Great Fighter to have but when you are a gatekeeper in your division i think that you need to be a bit more level headed.
   As for the skills that Mir brings to the table. Frank Mir holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Ricardo Pieres and holds a black belt in Kenpo Karate. His submission skills are second to none in the Heavyweight division and anyone that is willing to go to the ground with Mir is in for a long night that may not end up well for them (minus Brock Lesnar of course). As for his standup i feel that it is somewhat overrated. I feel that people see what he did to Big Nog and to Kongo and think that suddenly that he is some huge KO artist and can bang with the best in the world when in reality he has mediocre boxing. He has little to no head movement and walks straight in like a zombie. That said anyone in the heavyweight division can get caught by one of his hands and go down.

Verdict on Mir: A giant DOUCHE who has slick submission skills and can hold his own against the top heavyweights, but is not a great.

On Mirko Cro Cop:

   Next up we have the legendary Mirko Cro Cop. The feared Croatian kick boxer with the fabled left high kick that can put people in hospitals. Mirko is a legend in the sport of MMA and is easily one of the best if not the best striker in the Heavyweight division. Mirko has faced all the bests in the world and fought in PRIDE in its prime. He has a very stoic demeanor to him but is a very kind person at heart and loves to play jokes on fellow fighters. Now that we are past the nuthugging intro to him i will get to what he brings to the table.
   Mirko Cro Cop is a deadly kickboxer who can catch you with a kick or with a punch that will make you go to sleep faster that a fat man with Narcolepsy. His fabled line of "Right kick hospital, left leg cemetery" used to be something that every man feared. But lately Mirko has been hesitant to throw his deadly kicks. Mirko has been out wrestled and out struck due to his lack of imposing kicks on his opponents. He has shown some ground skills coming off a victory over Pat Barry via rear naked choke. As of late i feel that Mirko's best days are behind him and that he is holding on to a hope that he will get a title run going. I do not think that Mirko could hang with the best in the division but i do feel he has a solid chance against Frank Mir and i hope he makes Mir quit fighting.

Verdict on Cro Cop: Great standup technique and GREAT kicks, but his best days may be behind him.

I personally hope that Cro Cop left high kicks Mir into a coma, but thats wishful thinking.

Anyways, farewell my people. Until next time.


What i plan on Blogging about? Who am I?

So as i am pretty much writing this for myself at the moment, i have no followers yet :( , i would like to address what it is that i plan on "Blogging" about. This is more of a personal blog for myself but i will also put things that i find interesting here as well.

So lets start off with a basic bio on me.

My name is Dakota and I am 19 years old. I live an OK life at home with my parents finishing up high-school. I have a steady group of friends that i have had for all throughout high-school and my best-friend who i have known since the 5th grade. I currently live in raintopia AKA Washington, no not D.C. I have multiple siblings which include my oldest brother Kory, whom i have not talked to in years, my older brother by a year Dallas, my closest sibling in both age and friendship, my younger sister Shelby and my baby brother Denver.

But yeah, thats just a basic overview of me. I dont have a very exciting life but when its good its great. So i bid ya'll a farewell. Ill see ya tomorrow, possibly.....

PS: Heres a pic of me so ya'll can see the face of the person writing this.

My First Blog

So this is my first blog. I would like to thank Blogger for making this possible. I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me..... wait.... this isnt a VMA speech. I dont need to be politically correct with you people. My people. So i will bid you all a "Sup Bitches" and be on my way.

I hope to have plenty of blogs in the coming days and i hope you all enjoy them.