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    • The End of an Era

      6 days ago

      Benchmark

      I am not now and will no longer be a sponsor of the RT site. After watching this website become secondary to every other platform on the internet without a shred of change, and having my favorite sponsor features open to the public, there is no longer a need, nor a want, for me to support this company with direct financial contribution. This is weird for me to say, having been a sponsor for all but about 8 months of my 5 years here, whether on my dollar, or a generous gift from someone else. 

      It's sad to see something with such potential slowly slip away to something i no longer care for on near the same level. This is me officially giving up on RT turning this site around. 

    • I don't even have a title this is so disjointed

      1 week ago

      Benchmark

      It’s another night in the dark. Melodic music playing in the background, a cup of coffee somewhere to my right. It doesn’t really matter as long as it’s in arm’s reach, although usually it lives at the outer limits of my capabilities. It’s times like these where I’m thankful I splurged for the backlight keyboard. In the small thinking moments when fingers are not flying across my keyboard with the intensity of a couple dozen high grade flashlights, the keyboard will dim down and remind me of another era. Many nights I was pinned into my little shelter, writing. Songs, stories, poetry not so much at the time, but opinion pieces were the majority of my focus. There was a lot I had to say. These days it’s very different but still the same. A lot rattles around inside. I just don’t know what time or what outlet it needs from me. 


      The advance of technology hasn’t gone quite how I had wanted it to. Innovation has stayed on a grand scale and advanced too slowly while the details fall through the gaps. I am incapable of figuring out what exactly needs to happen within Mac OS X to get my media buttons to function properly with Spotify, but I can tell you over half the time Play/Pause doesn’t do shit. If the volume buttons didn’t work I would riot. Core functionality has fallen by the wayside in favor of flash and flair. There still hasn’t been a merger of ideas between Windows and OS X, although I’ve heard rumors “Windows” as a brand is dead, and a new face will head the Microsoft consumer software outlet. It better have a better name than “Edge.” What a flop. 


      I suppose that could be said of any non-chrome browser since its release. I supposed I could say that about a lot of things in my life, technology or not. It’s the little things in life that are important. Quality of life. The things that I could ramble on about for hours with my best friend over the phone. Things I could make a detailed post about. Small things like being able to hard press on a word in OS X to get it’s dictionary definition in a small convenient pop up window. It’s been YEARS and I still couldn’t tell you why the Windows search function is such total garbage. Waiting for your results is basically akin to being in line at the DMV. I just want to know where I put my files. That’s it. Spotlight does it all so well and quick. It’s not something you can patent, so fucking steal it. God damn. 


      I shouldn’t have to be giving tech giants notes, but here I am. I feel like the best ideas are all left on the table. The small tweaks, the little nuances. I couldn’t tell you any of them until I switch platforms at the end of the day longing for little features the opposite system offers. Taste does change over time, and so does refinement. Ask me 5 years ago about dual centered joysticks on controllers and I’d tell you to go fuck yourself. Sure enough, refine the nubs a little and the DualShock 4 is still the best controller I’ve ever used. The thumbtack layout of the Xbox just feels so foreign now. It’s weird to me. Something I lobbied for so long I quickly threw by the wayside. That’s just the way it goes sometimes. 


      I’m still a sucker for new and creative applications. I recently picked up a program of which I am currently writing in called iAWriter. It’s a very simplistic text editor, but it lets you focus better on your work, has a night mode (As a quick aside, I will literally kill for night mode functionality in every and all programs. Please just make it happen. Dark themes are the best themes) and a very nifty feature that colors different words on the screens based on what kind of word they are. Adjectives, Nouns, Adverbs, Verbs, conjunctions, they are all highlighted at a glance. I’ll include a little example piece using a lyric from one of my favorite songs. 


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      The lyrics read a lot differently than they sing. I guess that’s what’s so interesting about music. It’s so dynamic in several different ways. There’s a lot I have to say about that, but that’s a much longer and different topic for another day. What I will say is I had the pleasure of seeing The Wonder Years live last Thursday night. My girlfriend bought me tickets, and their vinyl from the show. We got one of the last limited prints of it they had available. It was an unforgettable show. I doubt much will ever top that memory in terms of concert experience. It was an immeasurably sweet gesture. 


      For a while I’ve been theorizing getting a collection of records together to put on my wall. I want it full of albums that I am a fan of 100% of the songs on. A wall full of music carefully organized and displayed to show visitors “Hey, this is some dope ass music I am adamantly behind.” I’m proud to say I own the first record towards my goal. Only twenty something more to go. 

      Dinner is soon. I’m making a nice stir fry. Let me tell you, nothing quite like checking all your nutritional boxes off in one fell swoop. And it’s delicious. I haven’t been cooking as much as I’d like to, but I’m trying to change that. My sanity has been slowly slipping recently due to a lot of factors, but my apartment is a mess and I don’t know when I’ll really have time to clean it. I’m frantically busy these days with little time I am even home.I might have a new job offer for some Sunday Audio work at a church and while that’s a tremendous blessing both in money and experience, that’s just less time I have to relax. I’m a little worried about myself to be honest. 


      My phone just broke. The MINI USB port on the bottom is dysfunctional and I’m lucky if it charges at all. Hope it holds together till Thursday when my new phone gets in. Fuck Motorola. I’m done with them. I’m not a big believer in large budget phones ($600+) but boy the cheaper stuff is biting me in the ass. (Or maybe literally it’s just Motorola. We’ll find out.) Either way, I’m excited for a new phone, and mad I have to buy it. Now that we’ve hit the Benchmark classic 1,200+ word count I’ll leave you be. Hope you’re all well. 


      If you get a chance let people in your life know you love them. 

    • TinaBobina asked Benchmark a question

      What Disney character would you most like to have dinner and a conversation with?

      Answered: Sep 25, 2017

      Kind of a cop out, but the Fox version of Robin hood. I think that'd be a fun historical conversation. Otherwise, I'm not entirely sure. Most of my favourite disney movies lack characters that aren't just fun people. 

    • How are all my people doing?

      4 weeks ago

      Benchmark

      What's going on in ya'lls life? Been quiet around here. 

    • Concussion update

      1 month ago

      Benchmark

      So I have a really bad cold, that sparked up yesterday and coincided with my symptoms, and ran a big ol 103 fever for a good half a day. Seeming to be feeling better, i think the fever is mostly gone, but i feel like death, and thus begins the portion of my life where I have to make choices about skipping classes with tests and projects coming up. Ugh. 

    • I have a concussion

      1 month ago

      Benchmark

      So being the 6'8" freak i am, it finally happened. I stood up into a cement beam in a parking garage and i have a mild concussion. Honestly I thought this would've happened sooner, but man oh fuck does it hurt like shit. The worst part is I just can't control my emotions anymore so I'll just start crying randomly and then I feel terrible. But I'm oh so blessed with many helpful people in my life, and they drove me to the hospital at the drop of a hat, and got me food, and my girlfriend is taking such good care of me, and she's so sweet even though she has to wake me up every 3 hours and I'm a complete nightmare. 


      God damn, dude, I do not recommend these things. Everything hurts, and I'm gonna die, and I'm really worried about my academics because I have a recording project due tuesday that I literally can't postpone and I don't know if I'll even be able to work the console properly, so. Hah. But, one problem at a time. 

    • Why I Hate English Class

      1 month ago

      Benchmark

      In an America that is quick and constant to belittle Trump for the grade level of his speeches, I find myself being tasked with reading a book that implores the usage of minimalistic writing to avoid 'clutter.' For example, why say "The book is filled with numerous mistakes" when you could say "The book is filled with many mistakes." I don't know, you tell me? Personally I like the taste of the first sentence better, and clearly American media news outlets feel the same way about their presidential speeches. 


      Our guide book goes to incredible lengths to make suggestions like replacing the word 'incredible' with the word 'great' instead, because 'incredible' is simply too 'pompous and unneeded.' Not only is that hard for me to rationalize, it's contrary to everything I've been taught growing up, and it doesn't feel right at all. I will say it offers a lot of good points on minimizing clutter in your writing, but how it approaches vocabulary scares me. Why in God's name would we have all of these words and not use them? When I use one word too much in a paper it gets sent back with comments referencing the lack of synonyms i could have used instead and how tedious it was to read with the same word repeated over and over again. Fantastic. Excuse me, I mean "great." 


      Books like these are why I detest english class, which makes me sad to say because I love writing. That shouldn't shock you seeing how often and how long the work I post here typically is. The book would have me take out the word typically in that sentence, seeing as how it isn't "truly needed"  but without that word I would be stating that my work IS that way, and never deviates, which is simply incorrect. Excuse me. Wrong. 


      Don't even get me started on required amounts of pages. If I am TRYING to write concisely and I can state, persuade, and execute my point in HALF the page limit and do so effectively, WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO DO IT IN DOUBLE THE PAGES? Am I trying to write well or fit a mould? Do you WANT filler after all? How self contradictory do you want to be. I'd rather risk a class not having a page limit and failing to deliver adequate work than feeling like I've achieved my goal and I'm only 3/4s done and I need to add bullshit to meet a deadline. 


      You can give me advice on how to write, but the second I feel like you're not grasping how language works as a personalised expression of communication I don't know that you'll be able to make the impact you were hoping to have. In a world bitching about Trump's lack of vocabulary I don't know that the argument for a blander word selecting holds much water with me. Maybe that's just me. Maybe I am once again alone, backed into a corner, shotgun pointed at the world screaming "YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE" or maybe I'm finally right about something. All I know is what I prefer to read, and if it's coherent, not wordy, on target, and accomplishes your goal, then I couldn't give a fuck what words you used to accomplish that. Just don't force me into your ideology.

    • I thought I paid for sponsorship so I didn't have to click X on ads

      2 months ago

      Benchmark

      I don't care about your T shirt, man. Stop making it pop up over your dying site I'm still trying to use. Jesus. 

    • Hydrogenation is at it's finest a bastardization of nature, but also a marvel of modern science

      2 months ago

      Benchmark

      Nobody really understands you.

      I try to, and you say I do well, but I don’t think I do that much either.

      It’s all there for the taking.

      The science, the art, the structure.

      How it blends together in real world form.

      It’s cold and dark, but fascinating, and it’s impossible not to focus on it.

      It could be anything…

      Everything…

      Or it could be nothing at all.

      Maybe that’s the charm.

      It’s insane, in a good way, but also in the way a stoner would describe something to his friends.

      I’m not really sure what he means, but he’s excited.

      And so am I.

      What a subject to be hold, dark and swirling about.

      Rooted in static constant that is yet unknown yet still nebulous and independant.

      Yet I don’t know whether it’s better to trust my gut, or science.

      Science will give you answers, but what answers?

      Not all of them are scientific.

      There is another realm of being that is not quantified by measurements and microscopes.

      You are so much of that realm, but at the same time, so much of the scientific.

      You are references to things I know.

      You are feelings I cannot describe.

      You are an entity that the world is afraid of, yet marvels at.

      Something in headlines to inspire boundless curiosity and marvel.

      Yet for how little we know about you, you are ever so abundant with the knowledge you give.

      It’s dense, and rich with both the measurable, and the non.

      One little solved element provides another tree of seemingly infinite conclusions.

      And so life without you is hard to imagine when all my branches stem from your roots.

      And so I live another day, under the same sun with a whole new perspective.

      Stuck in admiration and wonder

      About you

      A black hole.

    • I lost my wallet yesterday

      2 months ago

      Benchmark

      That was a trip for me. I haven't ever actually lost my wallet. I've misplaced it at home, but it's never been lost in the wild. I don't do that. I'm very careful with my things so I was violently upset with myself. I don't carry cash, so it's not like I lost much there, but what killed me is that I lost my CA license, and a piece of sentimental value to me that I always carry around. I had literally JUST renewed my license, and gotten the adult horizontal one, and I finally felt proper. 


      For those who don't know, I'm out in TN right now, so it's hard to feel at home, especially when all my friends or family don't live here, and I don't really plan on staying here. I always liked the license, because when ever I would needed to get carded for something people would be like "Wow, California, huh?" and it was a cool kind of way to feel at home, and keep my roots in mind. When I lost it, I found out that there was no way to get another one. I had to go back to CA if I wanted a replacement for a lost license, which doesn't make sense because you can renew your license online (and I just had). That crushed me. I didn't want to lose that piece of me and be stuck with a shitty old TN license with holographics I don't recognize. I felt like I lost a big piece of myself when I lost that. It kind of put me in a mini crisis. 


      Thankfully, the store I lost it in found it, and called me, and I just picked it back up today and I'm so relieved and so thankful because I didn't know how much I would miss that, or how valuable it would be to me, and it's just a fucking drivers license. But I guess I learned one thing about of the ordeal, I'm not really at home here, and I'm not ready to lose my home yet. 

      I miss the coast I call home. 

  • Comments (134)

    • AshleyBren

      2 months ago

      Happy Belated Birthday, one of my oldest RT friends. Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying life! <3

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        2 months ago

        Best I've ever been! thank you, and likewise! 

    • maxbarnyard That Level Guy

      2 years ago

      Hey dude, thanks again for the encouragement after I put up Episode 16. I finally finished the mulligan on that one and GLiG 16.1 is up. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it, I'm feeling like it fits the series better than the last version.

      GLiG #16.1

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        2 years ago

        Cool, I'll take a look at it as soon as I get home.

    • jazzthulhu

      2 years ago

      I love your posts, but man, do you complain a lot. lol.

      • jazzthulhu

        2 years ago

        Lol okay. It's hard to figure which is serious or mocking through text :P

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        2 years ago

        Second one is true, not whiny.
        Networks know that the american populous doesn't have the attention span for a two hour show, let alone waiting 7 years between seasons. Try casting that, you're gonna have nightmares.

        My beck comment was mocking people after the grammies. All I kept hearing was 'Who the fuck is Beck?'

        My Podcast comment was whiny, I'll grant you that, and in retrospect I feel like an asshole for saying it, but to be fair at the time I didn't know it was only put out because of the whole Monty situation.

        But hey thanks for getting back to me with examples.
        Most of my stuff is pretty much like what you've picked out above, which is why it's weird to me that you like me stuff.

        To each their own.

      • jazzthulhu

        2 years ago

        "I'm pissed off and I don't know what to do.

        Welp.
        That's what I get for writing on my browser." Lol that's whingey.

        "This is what you, as an author, get for not fucking writing at a decent pace.
        We can't have a TV show follow a book series that takes 7+ years per book to write.
        Nobody has patience for that, especially not HBO. " Really whingey.

        "Who the fuck is Beck?!" Rude and ignorant lol.

        "Panels AREN'T podcasts.
        The audio quality is shit and it's Q&A.
        Q&As aren't entertaining." Whingey haha

        And I just guess a frequent use of swearing makes you come across as quite aggressive... which in most cases makes it feel negative.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        2 years ago

        Thank you very much, I'm glad you like reading my stuff.

        Don't mistake my curiosity for rudeness, I am genuinely interested in what you're saying however my articulation is often misconstrued, and rightfully so.

        What you're referencing, it's more of a constantly reoccurring negativity?
        Would you not classify that as being a human?
        General annoyances here and there, things like that?
        I'm curious as to whether the element you're referring to is unique to myself or present in most people's journals.

        Is there something specific you can reference?
        I can't seem to pinpoint what you mean.

      • jazzthulhu

        2 years ago

        I suppose it's more so reoccurring negativity I'm picking up on. (Obviously not every post.) I appreciate the effort you put into your posts haha. And even if there is some negativity there are also good bits in it that I like reading about. You post interesting things, basically. Negative or positive, they keep me interested.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        2 years ago

        I'm inclined to agree, but at the same time I have no idea what you're referring to.
        In my past weeks worth of journals only one of them is a complaint.
        However, I can see how my material could perceived to be complaints, and if so my question is then do you a actually like my content if you don't like the complaining?
        I would think the two are almost the same thing.

    • TinaBobina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wubba Lubba Dub Dub

      2 years ago

      Hey dude have you heard about this new animated show that RT is doing?

      It's called X-Ray and Vav.

      Thought I'd let you know since they don't seem to be talking about it much.

      • TinaBobina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wubba Lubba Dub Dub

        2 years ago

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      • Benchmark Be Happy

        2 years ago

        IS that a new thing that's out soon? I hope so, I can't wait forever.

    • Alyshia

      3 years ago

      Thank you for always posting stimulating journal entries. There's not enough intellectual content being shared on here, and I'm glad you are portraying your views as such.

      I wish I had time to still post such things, as I have before in other years. Perhaps we would've had many interesting conversations.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        Always a pleasure seeing my ramblings getting appreciation.
        If you find yourself with free time and a Skype, hit me up.
        Usrn: masterfadurAlways a pleasure seeing my ramblings getting appreciation.
        If you find yourself with free time and a Skype, hit me up.
        Username: masterfadur



        Post edited 9/20/14 3:05AM

    • zogman1

      3 years ago

      To point out the obvious: you say what a lot of us are probably thinking.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        Cheers mate.

    • AshleyBren

      3 years ago

      Dude, you are cool, and I miss our small chats. Come back to me. *falls down a spiraling hole*

      • AshleyBren

        3 years ago

        Give me your skype!
        Or add me!
        Ashleybrensavage92

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        I am on the twitterz, I has a Skype, you should add me on there. I'm almost never not on Skype when I'm at my pc.

    • zogman1

      3 years ago

      Welcome back!

    • TinaBobina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wubba Lubba Dub Dub

      3 years ago

      Heard about this on NPR today.

      www.amazon.com/Ha-Science-When-Laugh-Why-ebo...

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        Oh to know the formula.

    • AshleyBren

      3 years ago

      OH MY GOODNESS I MISS YOU ALREADY COME BACK!!

    • BloodCal-Cal7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Im Callam Hi

      3 years ago

      roosterteeth.com/events/event.php?id=391&a...
      Hope to see you there buddy. :D

    • Ezangoose

      3 years ago

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      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        *anime gasp*

      • Ezangoose

        3 years ago

        I AM TSUKUNE
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      • Ezangoose

        3 years ago

        You don't understand...

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        I think you're ok. She seems very busy trying to rape Tskune

      • Ezangoose

        3 years ago

        Yes..... seems like you've taken my love for Mizore........... this gif explains my feelings.....

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        That is one long ass gif.

    • drew FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Duckster

      3 years ago

      hehe, have a great day sir!
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      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        Awww, I put up with you too. <3

    • CaptChump

      3 years ago

      Lmfuckinfao at your bio! Three switches man.

      • CaptChump

        3 years ago

        I have the uncanny feeling that two switches is far closer. Curious to see what those switches are.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        I was wondering when / if you'd notice. :D

        I feel like it's close to two switches, but I have no idea what would get knocked off.

    • drew FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Duckster

      3 years ago

      heard you're feeling under the weather?
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      hope you feel better soon buddy? smiley0.gif

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        Cheers, mate. <3

    • TinaBobina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wubba Lubba Dub Dub

      3 years ago

      sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/did...

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        I saw that. :D

        They did a whole series of that this year for the 49ers.
        It's freaking hilarious.
        These dudes are comical.

    • CaptChump

      3 years ago

      So, um, FUCK THESE REFS, AM I RIGHT!?

      • CaptChump

        3 years ago

        Sit on my face god dammit...

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        I want to crawl into a hole and die

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT. WE ALSO LOW BOWMAN D':

      • CaptChump

        3 years ago

        I... AM LIVID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        HOW THE FUCK WAS THAT NOT INTENTIONAL GROUNDING!

      • CaptChump

        3 years ago

        More like fag....

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        "Yo man, your jersey is crooked. *adjusts*"

        REEEEEF HE WAS MAKING GAY ADVANCES TOWARDS ME!

        FLAG!

      • CaptChump

        3 years ago

        Fuck man that was balance correction not a fucking shove
        Suck a fat cock you waterlogged grunge muffnuggets
        God at least we won't suffer too horribly from it

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        They showed a replay and that was shoulder to shoulder. WE never got near his head. BULLSHIT CALLS. And how about that bitch shoving call?

      • CaptChump

        3 years ago

        And fuck this noise about all these fucking personal fouls.
        We throw a tackle before a guy falls and hit him in the head: penalty
        They grab a dick throw by the head cradle a ballsack lower their heads and fucking flying missile headbutt tackle us: Post-game locker room blow jobs from the refs

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        These refs are fucking sluts.
        Dude, we got hit so illegally on that muffed punt. The fucker didn't have the ball long before he got close lined.

    • CaptChump

      3 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmLA5TqbIY
      We will go some day.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        I'm so excited!

    • Alyshia

      3 years ago

      Dear Benchmark.
      I appreciate how you're actually putting content worth looking at on the site.
      I cannot actively comment on all of them, but know that I am most certainly reading.
      This is my nice comment of the day. You have been informed. (Y)

      • CaptChump

        3 years ago

        I like him more. Back off he's mine.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        3 years ago

        Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it. :)

    • Daemonforge

      3 years ago

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      I thought you'd like this.

      • zogman1

        3 years ago

        What I really want to see is the point on her arms where the skin becomes icicles, it bugs me that we never see that.

    • zogman1

      3 years ago

      I like your new profile picture (V+R was an awesome show)

    • stansquared

      4 years ago

      Are you going to be playing GTA V?

    • Giries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

      4 years ago

      Do you watch any AMC shows?

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Joke between friends. It's a play off Professor Mofo if I remember right.

      • Giries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

        4 years ago

        Well I hope the final episodes don't get spoiled for you. Hey before I go, what does your sponsor title mean?

        Post edited 9/07/13 2:35AM

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Not anything past the S5 break. Only seen whats on netflix.

      • Giries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

        4 years ago

        Breaking Bad is an amazing show. You caught up with it?

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Forgot breaking bad was an AMC show, so that. That's it. Everything else is shit.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Nope.

      • Giries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DONGS

        4 years ago

        That's unfortunate

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Not really.

    • TinaBobina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wubba Lubba Dub Dub

      4 years ago

      Everytime I look at your avatar I can't help but think of Gen. MacArthur. I don't think he ever wore a hat like that but the sunglasses and pipe are very MacArthury (yes, that is a word...that I just made up. )

    • PinksTheWord

      4 years ago

      I cannot stop looking at the profile pic of the pilot pup... He is just the definition of fabulous.

    • TinaBobina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wubba Lubba Dub Dub

      4 years ago

      Speaking of words and language.

      • TinaBobina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wubba Lubba Dub Dub

        4 years ago

        I've never seen this show. Just happened to catch this on YT.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Is*

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        This us one of my favorites. :D

    • sparkbears FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold mong

      4 years ago

      This is related to you, but how?
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      • sparkbears FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold mong

        4 years ago

        sweat sixxteen 4evr

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Shit, I'm old.

      • sparkbears FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold mong

        4 years ago

        Why have I become dumb? Unable to embed image. No brain!
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      • sparkbears FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold mong

        4 years ago

        BEHOLD
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        You've been around since 1936 at least!

        Post edited 8/13/13 5:01PM

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        wut?

    • CakeBubbles

      4 years ago

      I didn't see your comment till now. Thanks man! :D

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        No problem. Hope you're liking it here.

    • MLGgray FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 years ago

      achievementhunter.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=...

    • Ezangoose

      4 years ago

      HAPPY VEGINANINES DAY!!!!
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    • CaptChump

      4 years ago

      We had a funeral for Kenny... expect pictures soon. He had the funeral of a viking warrior.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Oh well trust me.. I don't associate with those kinds of people...

      • CaptChump

        4 years ago

        Good! :D Everybody loves clean money! I'm pretty sure that's a drug cartel saying.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Trust me, when you see your money again, you'll be very happy. :)

      • CaptChump

        4 years ago

        With like soap? Alright well it better smell good when I get it back.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        We washed your money for you. You're welcome. :)

      • CaptChump

        4 years ago

        What does it mean when my bank emails me saying my "assets have been cleansed"?

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        What can I say... I take care of my own. ;)

      • CaptChump

        4 years ago

        It would appear as though I'm being offered a free credit check for visiting your page. Totally legit right?

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        R.I.P. Kenny...

    • CaptChump

      4 years ago

      The day of truth is at hand... will my dining room table survive? Stay tuned to find out!

      • CaptChump

        4 years ago

        Welp....... how about that power outage?

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Me to... Almost broke my TV when they didn't call that horrible face mask/offensive Pass interference.

      • CaptChump

        4 years ago

        I... I fear for my table....

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Indeed so.

      • CaptChump

        4 years ago

        I want those too cause I like that table so the 49ers better kick serious ass

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        I want pics of your glorious table standing proudly in your dining room.

    • Ezangoose

      4 years ago

      "wanna to see a bitch?"
      - @Cecelia_9

    • sparkbears FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold mong

      4 years ago

      Look! It's your long-time Skype profile picture!

    • Ezangoose

      4 years ago

      roosterteeth.com/members/images/?uid=1336284
      Awesome right?

    • OneBlueWolf Lost Wolf

      4 years ago

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      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Oh my god, this is fucking amazing!

    • Ezangoose

      4 years ago

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      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

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    • Marathoninja

      4 years ago

      Please, share with me your secret to increasing your karma level so fast.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Nope. Dedication.

      • Ezangoose

        4 years ago

        Alt Accounts?

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        4 years ago

        Dedication.

    • Kairi15

      5 years ago

      what in gods name drove you to name yourself BenchMark? Just curious. lol

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        5 years ago

        Haha. Sounds awful.

      • Kairi15

        5 years ago

        the term "benchmark" means a shitty test that I Jason take back when I was in High School. Worst test ever.

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        5 years ago

        May I ask what you were expecting? =P

      • Kairi15

        5 years ago

        Lol lets just say that it wasn't the answer I was expecting. But cool XD

      • Benchmark Be Happy

        5 years ago

        Well, most importantly, it's original. Secondly, it's kind of an inside joke/tribute to one of my friends. Finally, ever heard the phrase "Benchmark moment"? It's something that's noteworthy or special. Hope that answers your question.

  • Questions answered by Benchmark

    Kind of a cop out, but the Fox version of Robin hood. I think that'd be a fun historical conversation. Otherwise, I'm not entirely sure. Most of my favourite disney movies lack characters that aren't just fun people. 

    There's not much I would want to put on a pizza that I don't already. Perhaps the best Pizza is just Hawaiian with bacon and a shit-ton of pineapple. Unless I want to game the question and ask for diamonds on my pizza, that's what I'd get. 

    NY and Chicago style are shit. I don't want some thin bullshit crust and I don't want to eat my pizza with a fork because you decided to literally make a pizza 'pie.' I like a nice medium crust, it's got some flop on the front but support towards the back, and I like a good bit of crust on the back end, chewy and preferably cheese filled. 

    We have a yellow lab/retriever  puppy on the way. I won't get to see her much before I leave which is honestly heartbreaking because I've wanted a dog my entire life, but I got to pick the breed and the name, and she's adorable. I'm as excited as I am sad about it. 

    Gearing up for finals, so I'm in work mode. Favourite color is Magenta you really just can't beat it. Favourite movie is a 90 minute sketch-movie by the WKUK called 'Civil war on drugs.' Basically a low budget film that's just pure comedy to me and means basically nothing to the rest of the world. I love it. 

    Not a huge fan. Feels too forced to me. Part of why I love the podcasts is that they're not scripted so it all just rolls. I kind of like that they're not educative and don't try to be. If I wanted to know the answer I'd look it up later, google is magic. 

    1. Get a god damn good lawyer.
    2. Buy my dad a house.
    3. Invest.

    Steak or hamburgers?

    | Asked by: TinaBobina 1 year ago

    Ooo, that's a toughie. Steak is classier but I think if I had a horrid day I'd sooner want a quality burger than a quality steak. There's just something comforting about biting into a juicy burger. And now I'm hungry.

    I had been following RT since the drunk tanks days, ( I was subbed when I saw the first ever AH video be uploaded. ) I then waited until i was 16 to join the site (on my birthday actually) BECAUSE I'M A FUCKING ADULT.

    Oh, yeah, I'm looking at all you other shits I see on here before 16. The TOS says 16. Get on my level scrubz.

    Really just always wanted to join, but I'm not one of those cunts who was impatient.

    What is your real name?

    | Asked by: TinaBobina 1 year ago

    Nice try, stalker.

    Laughing, 200%. Honestly I think if you died having sex, most of the time it's murder. That's some gone girl shit right there.