The "C" Branch

Jaded commentary on random shit, with an extra helping of cynicism, satire and general contempt for society & Western culture, religion, politics, celebrities, technology, business & more.

Feb 24

Terry Crews Porn Addiction?

Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews has released a series of Facebook videos this week in which he discusses what he calls his “dirty little secret” – a pornography addiction he claims nearly caused him and his wife, Rebecca King-Crews, to split up.

The former NFL player claims his addiction goes back to when he was only 12 years old and caused him to develop a sense of entitlement to sex whenever he wanted it, eventually causing him to cheat on his wife.

In his Facebook confession videos, Crews concludes by saying he believes that pornography addiction is a worldwide problem and that many people have reached out to him for help. He suggests rehab and therapy are effective, as they have been, and, not surprisingly, includes a shoutout to his “Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

With recent statistics suggesting that at least 70% of men and 30% of women watch porn on a regular basis, it may be at minimum a bit far-fetched to imply that watching pornography causes half the people in the world to believe they deserve sex and to cheat on their spouses whenever they want it…especially considering that many of those people even enjoy watching porn together with their partner! However, it does stir up quite a bit of attention around the issue of pornography and some of the potential negative consequences pornography addiction can have on certain individuals.

What are your thoughts? Share in the comments below.

    Jun 03

    Emailing AT&T Leads to a Cease and Desist Letter

    It’s no secret that I really, really, REALLY hate AT&T. In case you have any doubts, feel freed to read AT&T: Possibly the Worst Company Ever. It’s true, I hate them.

    That said, I guess it’s very good I happened to catch this in recent news: an AT&T customer recently received a phone call from AT&T’s legal department, warning him that he was on the fast track to receiving a “Cease & Desist” letter from the department. Why? He wrote two emails to Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, regarding legitimate customer concerns.

    I guess this just continues to go to show that AT&T has absolutely no interest in actually addressing its customers’ problems and needs and is solely out to make a profit while irritating as many people like me as possible. Oh well. At least I know not to ever bother writing the CEO.

    You can read more at this Endgadget Article.

    May 30

    Butterflies May Prevent Forged Currency

    According to a Daily Mail report, researchers at Cambridge University have discovered a way to duplicate some of the intricate optical signatures found in butterfly wings for use as an encryption method. This complex structure found in butterfly wings allows butterflies to appear one color to other butterflies, but a different color to their predators and other species. By recreating this technology, scientists have been able to produce optical signatures that change color based on how they are viewed.

    One practical use of this new technology is to help deter the forgery of documents such as bank notes. Due to its high complexity and difficulty to reproduce, the use of this technology would make it much more challenging for counterfeiters to forge documents that utilize it as an anti-duplication measure.

    Essentially, the optical signature would cause marking(s) on the document to change appearance when viewed under different lighting conditions.

    For the original article, please visit

    Apr 01

    Actually, the Gmail Mute Feature Looks Legit

    From Gmail help:

    If you’re subscribed to a mailing list, you’ve no doubt been subjected to the ‘thread that just won’t die!’ If you’re part of a long message conversation that isn’t relevant, you can ‘mute’ the conversation to keep all future additions out of your inbox.

    Very interesting…

    Apr 01

    Gmail Mute Option?

    I just noticed a “Mute” option in my Gmail menu. Considering I have no idea how you would mute an email, I’m guessing this is another April Fool’s Day joke. Does anyone have this? Or perhaps know anything about it?

    On second thought, maybe this is legit…

    Apr 01

    Google Changes Name to Topeka

    If you visit or drive through Kansas today, you may notice something different. Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. [Source: CNN]

    As it turns out, the former Google felt so honored by this that the company decided to change its name to Topeka. If you don’t believe this, simply visit or take a look at the Official Google Blog and see for yourself!