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|Friday, November 18th, 2011|
No, I didn't kill anyone, in case you were wondering. I've been away for some time due to health issues and being so involved in the Goth scene that I neglected many things. Seeing as how a post like the following would be seen as "Drama" on Facebook, I am going to put it here.
I was at an afterparty at a friends house, when some goth I've never trusted for some reason, starts interacting with me. Everything's going well, when he twitches his head. He said he had a twitch, and that was all. So I said in my mad scientist voice: The medications are not working properly.
His face goes blank for about 1.5 seconds, then he slaps me, hard. I do not react to this well, needless to say. He apologized, if you can call it that (even then he felt justified and it took him 10 minutes). But all night he was trying so hard to get laid that he kept trying to get me to leave. I was almost literally rushed out the door from a place that didn't belong to him.
So... if you ever try to hit me again...there WILL be consequences ! Because you're a arrogant, self-centered prick, who thinks he can tell me what to do. NOBODY tells me what to do, least of all you. Oh, and expect me to cock-block you every chance I get, asshole. Current Mood: annoyed
|Tuesday, October 5th, 2010|
|People Are Strange
Recently I made a post on Facebook that drew criticism from some individuals. My cat had just been taken to the Vet and besides a surgical procedure, there was the possibility that he had a broken rear leg. And so I made the mistake of voicing my doubts as to caring for my cat, should he be in that condition.
Big mistake. Now the mistake was not mine, it was the usual dolts that are hard-asses. This brings me to the salient point of this rant about the "freedom" of the internet.
Someone said they had all these unnamed problems and implied they were worse off then me. That I should sacrifice my bad sleep and "indulgent" habits to care for my cat. This pissed me off to no small end. Because... the rules of the internet are as follows: If I make a remark that casts doubts on my abilities, then I'm labeled as a "incessant complainer" that nobody likes.
On the other hand, if I explained the reasons for my doubts (health problems and the like; giving details), then I am labeled a "Drama Queen" or perhaps a player of the My-Problems-Are-Bigger-Then-Yours game. THAT is a trap ! I have no stomach or tolerance for such bullshit games. If you are of the mind that YOUR insomnia is real as you had to be hospitalized for it, and mine is (to put it bluntly) not "real," due to merely suffering at home, you are in need of a kick in the ass.
It's a lot like saying you're more sick because you have cancer, whereas another person is not as sick because they only
have missing limbs, then you're obtuse. Wait... perhaps that word is not simple enough for some. Let me rephrase it: You are (pick one): Stupid, dumb, lacking in empathy, and most likely have a stone for a heart and a head full of sand.
People's problems are individual and each one of us react to the same situation differently. Some people are told they have cancer and decide to fight like hell. Others might choose to get depressed and jump off a cliff. Both responses are valid.
Your way of thinking is not the only way, nor is it the RIGHT way. We're different, we're emotional.
Deal with it. You deal with it in your own way and I'll deal with it in mine. And if I come across as overly angry, it's only because I feel I've been judged overly harsh. Current Mood: aggravated
|Sunday, June 20th, 2010|
|The Ass-Clowns of Gaming
Well friends, I just spent the better part of a week coming up with an elaborate character for D&D. At the end of the night the players had a meeting and said they had too many gamers, and I had to go. This would be fine, if it was valid. The one new player they decided to keep was a girlfriend that just wanted to "see what gaming was about." She sat there through the session, not saying anything and just rolling dice when they told her to.
Apparently, despite an email from one of the members telling me that they wanted ME to help them roleplay, I was "Let Go" for acting too much in character. This is what happens when you are recruited by a bunch of cock-twiddling ass monkeys that are Power Gamers. I role-played my ASS OFF, and nobody even tried to play their character.
This needs to be said to all gamers: If all you're interested in is XP, nonstop action, and not immersing yourself in character and ACTING, then don't call me up ! You could be replaced with dice-rolling robots and nobody would notice a difference. And in case you need an explanation, it is ROLE Playing, not ROLL (the dice) playing. Keep your cat people, half-orcs, gremlins, and blood thirsty elves out of my sight, lest I kill your sorry asses and have you made into Soylent Green.
I'm going to the roleplaying board and posting my requirements for games. If that means I never game again because the hobby is dominated by lumps of unimaginative dolts, then so be it.
An addendum: Two of the players said my roleplaying was really good. The same can't be said of theirs.
If you were there as a witness, your eyes would have bled. Current Mood: pissed off
|Monday, May 17th, 2010|
|Drug testing for Welfare equals DUMB
Anyone suggesting that Welfare recipients should be tested for illegal drugs before getting money should be hung. Just because YOU don't have the balls to stand up to your civil rights being violated, doesn't mean MORE injustice is the solution. "But it's MY money," you complain. Your money also goes to bomb civilians in other countries as well as hiring more agents to go through your computer at the airport. It goes to a stupid drug war that has cost us some 140 Billion from 1991- 2000. So it’s fair to say by now that it’s somewhere about 250 Billion now. "Your" money goes to maintaining that uncaring entity known as the Status Quo, that does noting except keep us oppressed. The government takes the money and does what it wants in every case, except Welfare. So in my not-so-humble opinon, all of you are swigging from the bottle of Sour Grapes Wine and want us to taste it. Thanks, but we’ll pass. Now, your rights are being murdered every day, but you prefer to just bend over and let the powers that be slide it’s dick up your ass. And the worst thing is that you let them ! Plus, they’re not going to call you in the morning and thank you for a great time. Face the fact that it’s not thegovernments business WHAT you did while you were off the clock. Keep in mind that they don’t test for legal drugs, and I know of many people that went to their jobs still drunk or on painkillers. The most dangerous drug is alcohol, which , if you ask any organic chemist, gets you high by killing off brain cells. Now although this would go a long way toward explaining the country leaning to the Right, I put it down to the lazy attitude that one can’t fight City Hall. If you believe that, you’re not much use except as mulch in the cemetery of free thought. Hypocrisy thy name is Average Joe. The remedy to all of this is to wake up, stand up, and demand freedom. And if you don’t care for this little rant, I suggest that you all commit an impossible act on yourself. Current Mood: productive
|Monday, May 3rd, 2010|
|The Longest Rant EVAH...
I apologize for all redundancies, as when I froth at the mouth I repeat myself. Mea Culpa.
Before I am accused of pandering to that horrible faction known as Liberals, let me just say that those of you that embrace the new Republicans as the end all be all of politics have a empty skull where your brain should reside. On the other hand, my mind works perfectly fine and examines all the miniutae before coming to the correct decision. Or certainly a better decision than you, with the cavernous echo chamber that you call a skull. Now in case you’re obtuse and cannot divine my meaning because my words are too big for you, let me explain: You should all be killed like baby harp seals, using large clubs on your slope-headed skulls.
I’m angry as hell, because after eight years of the worst government we’ve seen that was run by Bush 1 and 2, you have declared that Obama has ruined the country in 16 months. Bullshit ! In case you’ve forgotten or are just in denial, let me tell you what Republican leadership has done for this country. Please feel free to grab a snack and a drink as this will be a long screed.
The Patriot Act and it’s attendant abuses that allow the government to spy on Americans for no reason. The paving over of everything; the housing crisis and states going bankrupt; censorship of books; the attempted outlawing of abortion, while forbidding sex education, ensuring that teen pregnancies rise so we have more babies that will, in the future become dead soldiers . Want more ? The Stock Market Crash that was a direct result of your “let’s not interfere in the free market” bullshit, which is the same inane garbage being preached by the current crop of Republitards we have in Congress. You know the ones; the sore losers that can’t handle having been in power for 8 years and losing to a black Democrat. So they block Obama on every piece of legislation they can. Then they go on to say that he hasn’t accomplished much in the time he’s been president. Well, thanks to YOU, you fuckers !
As long as I’m ranting I think I’ve found a way to solve the energy crisis: We just burn Republicans and their attendant backers for fuel. The moonbat Right, which sees everyone not wearing tinfoil hats as their enemy, is hellbent on restoring this nation to it’s proper roll. What this means is that we should push Christianity, heterosexuality, abstienence education, and using up our resources as quickly as possible. Let me put the above statement in plain English for you: We’d like an oppressive theocracy that kills people for not following it, leaving a dead planet behind for all the kids that were born due to disallowing abortion. Brilliant ! We’re fucking patriots and should be on Mount Rushmore (soon to be named Mount Rush Limbaugh).
And I say they should be on Mount Rushmore, but hanging from thousands of ropes around their genitals. Because truth be told, you people of the Right are bugfuck crazy. You keep clinging to the same principles and ideas that don’t work worth a damn. Plus you claim they work, making you a genuine worker for the Ministry of Truth. Welcome to 1984 and newspeak. And I hate all of you fuckers and wish you were all dead ! Because you ought to be killed without mercy in the swiftest way possible. Only then can we actually have a government by the people.
Oh, and we should kill all the stock market bozos as well.
Greetings from the outer rim of the world as we know it, otherwise known as Minnesota. I malign this state a great deal, to the puzzlement of many and the hatred of a few. One would think I was accusing the Pope of molesting children with a cruxifix the way my fellow citizens redden in the face with anger. My statements are just that, mine. Mine to make and yours to do with as you will, but like it or not, I’m certainly not going to go away into that good night. If I did that, I’d be just like the residents who accept the daily plate of shit as the holy sacrament of faith; never asking questions; glued to their televisions as if they were moths; and otherwise of the belief that this place is peachy keen.
As you can tell, I do not share that sentiment, having to live here for 59 years. I don’t like to dwell on that too much as I could get depressed and slit my wrists. Some would take joy in my demise, while others would not notice, being of the opinion that nothing was lost in the first place. Both would be wrong. I now intend to take a slight departure from this little screed, so I can viciously attack the nutjobs of the Right known as Tea-Baggers and Fundamentalists.
I can’t stand it any further ! The constant wails coming from the Right about how our once great country has fallen low due to the election of Obama. They scream that he’s a Socialist, when he hasn’t done anything. Mostly because the Republicans in Congress being pack animals, block all his ideas. But the Right is not satisfied with that, they want total control again, as if 12 years out of the last 16 were not enough. Those that are hungry for more power at the expense of liberty are the ones that are the idiots, fools, and traitors that Jefferson would have despised. Have people forgotten about the corruption, war, graft, and other great Republican
innovations. They blew it with a stock market crash and 9-11, among other things.
And now they are wailing that we need to put God back in the classrooms and around the country as that would solve all our problems. God, what nitwits these folk are to believe that. Obviously they don’t remember that the last time we mixed politics with religious fervor we got the Inquisition. No doubt they answer with the trite, “But that would never happen here.” Forgive me for pointing out that your fine sentiment led to the atrocity that was Germany in the 30’s through the 40’s. Due to their brains being hydrocephalic, they are not bothering to read this, being of the mindset that I’m wrong. I’m not, though.
They want the “good ‘ol days” to return, when America was great. I would hazard a guess that means the Fifties. Ah yes, the Fifties, when blacks were hanged for sport; where women were kept in their proper place as brood mares and cooks; and where the white man was the image of God. The problem with this idea is that it’s full of dreck. The world you envision never existed except in your mind. Selective memory is a strange thing. The Good Old Days were not that good at all.
More likely you’ve blocked out all the bad things, but that’s just typical of the Right, whose motto ought to be: “The past is the answer to the future.” No doubt the dinosaurs, if they had intelligence and were Republicans, saw that meteor coming at them and dismissed it. “Forget it, all will be fine. Just keep the Status Quo going.”
The next thing they knew they were gone.
I’m rather hoping the same thing will happen with the Conservative Cornpones that make up the New Right. But let me explain about the tendency for them to cling to their holy grail of the Status Quo. Friends, the Status Quo is not about balance or business as usual, it’s about entropy, stagnation and death. The mindset of the Right is that change is bad. And yet... they prattle on about in the 2010 elections, they will bring us change. What fine hypocrites ! What noble thoughts they entertain in their fine homes filled with overpriced crap they don’t need. Yes, it’s your money and you can spend it how you please, but I still have the right to call ‘em as I see ‘em. You are nothing more then whiny, spoiled children that want everything for themselves and will not share. Sharing and compassion for the less fortunate are what made this country great, and you collection of old farts don’t like that. Well, tough. And don’t get me started on those Tea-baggers, who should all be shot like the vermin they are. Hey, you don’t like taxes ? Then move to Somalia, you pathetic losers !
Have you noticed that the Christian Right seems not to have read and taken to heart the Bible ? It’s amazing how they can be Pro-Life and deny women the right to their own bodies, but be for the death penalty. How these self-serving bastards who have lived in the United States their entire lives suddenly be against taxes and government. Listen up, weirdos: You knew about taxes your whole life since when you went to school and you decided to stay here, so deal with it. You could have moved to another country but chose to live here. They would scream that “America is the greatest country in the world... except for the government and the taxes, and the....” add infinitum until severe nausea grips you and you hurl in their inbred faces. Now the only, and I mean the only reason They don’t want taxes is that they’ve finally made it to where the money is no longer a problem; they have lots of it, but they want ALL OF IT. Contrary to what you may have seen in movies and our slanted cultural wasteland known as the corporate media, greed is not good. Greed turns us into selfish monsters incapable of feeling compassion, let alone love. Yet these Righties invaribly think marriage is wonderful. HOW can you be in love when compassion is beyond your feeble intellect ? Another mystery of the Universe goes unsolved on that one, kids. Don’t ask me how it’s possible for these lifeforms to exist.
In no uncertain terms, these excuses for human beings have fallen off the turnip truck, bumped their heads and are a few fries short of a Happy Meal. I’m shocked that ignorant twats like this are even allowed to vote. If you want a good idea for a law, maybe it should be some test to prove you have the mental capacity above that of a lawn chair before you are allowed to vote ! Because too many of these yipyops have some odd ideas that don’t jibe with the Constitution, thinking themselves better then our founding fathers, when they are completely ignorant. As Harlan Ellison says: “You are not entitled to your opinion, but only an informed opinion.” And as long as I’m doling out dollups of wisdom, let me tell you another that should be engraved on these morons foreheads, namely, “You are entitled to your informed opinions, but NOT your own facts.” Write that one down, kids, there will be a test later. Failure means death by being ground into hamburger and fed to the masses. And you thought that Soylent Green was just something in the movies.
At this moment I’m torn. With that massive oil slick in the gulf the size of Puerto Rico and the experts guessing that it will take 45 to 90 days to cap off, I’m thinking we’re screwed. After all, the dinosaurs ruled for a million years before having their asses capped by that meteor, so I’m thinking that it’s time for the cockroaches to have a shot. At least they wouldn’t be as stupid as politicians, pro-lifers, and the viewers of The 700 Club (which got it’s name from the combined total of the viewers IQ). So Obama can stop telling people that we’ll drill for oil off the Atlantic coast, there’s plenty of oil. Just motor out to the gulf and beyond, scoop up a barrel, and as long as you’re out there, take a look at all the dead sealife, birds, and other lifeforms.
Sleep tight America. Remember, you are free to do what we tell you. Go back to sleep America, your politicians, Righties, fundies, and the other members of the Tabula Rasa Club have everything under control. And if you hear a wailing scream, it’s only me. It’s only me being angry that you’ve killed me, too. The sad part of all this is we weren’t killed in the name of passion, which I could understand. No, we were killed in the name of greed. Ain’t we a wonderful, evolved species ? Current Mood: enraged
|Friday, February 19th, 2010|
Things have been strange of late. I go out and *try* to have fun, but fail. It's like I've forgotten how to interact with the world, and wander through it like a ghost. Or someone invisible. I know that sounds like some "Buffy" episode, but it feels real. You've all heard the line: If a tree falls in a forest and there's nobody there, does it make a noise ?
Have I fallen over ? Did I make a noise ? Somebody tell me. Current Mood: weird
|Friday, January 22nd, 2010|
|Touched By An Anvil: Those Nutty Republicans.
I got this from a friend, and I must say the utter stupidity of its "logic" is staggering. Look, I don't tell you my wacky conspiracy theories, so don't expect me to share a glass of sour grape wine.
The sad thing is that I could unravel the entire argument in my sleep ! Unlike the sterile echo chamber you call a skull, my mind functions. I reproduce the mail in it's entirety for your amusement and derision. Whoever thought this email up has the IQ of a jar of olives. And now...on with the show:
This is very interesting! I never thought about it this way. Perhaps this is why so many physicians are conservatives or Republicans..
The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers Party.
Barack Obama is a lawyer.
Michelle Obama is a lawyer.
Hillary Clinton is a lawyer.
Bill Clinton is a lawyer.
John Edwards is a lawyer.
Elizabeth Edwards is a lawyer.
Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate).
Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Bentsen, went to law school.
Look at leaders of the Democrat Party in Congress:
Harry Reid is a lawyer.
Nancy Pelosi is a lawyer.
The Republican Party is different.
President Bush is a businessman.
Vice President Cheney is a businessman.
The leaders of the Republican Revolution:
Newt Gingrich was a history professor.
Tom Delay was an exterminator.... Dick Armey was an economist.
House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer.
The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.
Who was the last Republican president who was a lawyer? Gerald Ford, who left office 31 years ago and who barely won the Republican nomination as a sitting president, running against Ronald Reagan in 1976.
The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work, who are often the targets of lawyers.
The Democrat Party is made up of lawyers.. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick, like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history, like Gingrich.The Republicans merely mock and scorn people who have different views then themselves. And the last time I checked, Lawyers make money.
The Lawyers'€™ Party sees these sorts of people, who provide goods and services that people want, as the enemies of America . And, so we have seen the procession of official enemies, in the eyes of the Lawyers'€™ Party, grow.
Against whom do Hillary and Obama rail? Pharmaceutical companies, oil companies, hospitals, manufacturers, fast food restaurant chains, large retail businesses, bankers, and anyone producing anything of value in our nation.They rail against obscene profits while screwing the workers. You know, the ones that actually WORK. When Lilly Pharmaceuticals' 30 year old patent on Prozac was about to run out, they tinkered with it slightly, re-named it and marketed it as a new drug. They had plenty of time to make money off it, this is just greed. And since WHEN does a banker produce anything of value ?
This is the natural consequence of viewing everything through the eyes of lawyers.
Lawyers solve problems by successfully representing their clients, in this case the American people.
Lawyers seek to have new laws passed, they seek to win lawsuits, they press appellate courts to overturn precedent, and lawyers always parse language to favor their side.Now that's odd... I was under the impression that Congress passed laws, but apparently I'm wrong.
And the last time I checked the Republican Party claims it's for less government, but they sure want to keep Pot illegal, outlaw abortion, and tell us what to do with out lives. Plus they do it all the damn time !
Confined to the narrow practice of law, that is fine. But it is an awful way to govern a great nation.
When politicians as lawyers begin to view some Americans as clients and other Americans as opposing parties, then the role of the legal system in our life becomes all-consuming. Some Americans become €œadverse parties of our very government. We are not all litigants in some vast social class-action suit.
We are citizens of a republic that promises us a great deal of freedom from laws, from courts, and from lawyers. Which republic are YOU living in ?
Today, we are drowning in laws; we are contorted by judicial decisions; we are driven to distraction by omnipresent lawyers in all parts of our once private lives. America has a place for laws and lawyers, but that place is modest and reasonable, not vast and unchecked. When the most important decision for our next president is whom he will appoint to the Supreme Court, the role of lawyers and the law in America is too big. When lawyers use criminal prosecution as a continuation of politics by other means, as happened in the lynching of Scooter Libby and Tom Delay, then the power of lawyers in America is too great. When House Democrats sue America in order to hamstring our efforts to learn what our enemies are planning to do to us, then the role of litigation in America has become crushing. As we all know, every Republican has NEVER used a lawyer in any of their dealings. Just drink the Kool-Aid already and shut up.
We cannot expect the Lawyers'€™ Party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in America. Can't...stop...laughing.
Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.(Alexander) Hamilton had written that through the practice of judicial review the Court ensured
that the will of the whole people, as expressed in their Constitution, would be supreme over
the will of a legislature, whose statutes might express only the temporary will of part of the
people. And Madison had written that constitutional interpretation must be left to the
reasoned judgment of independent judges, rather than to the tumult and conflict of the
political process. If every constitutional question were to be decided by public political
bargaining, Madison argued, the Constitution woulpeting factions, political passion and partisan spirit.
Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse. Whereas more Republicans and giving them more unchecked power is a golden dream. My ass.
The United States has 5% of the world's population and 66% of the world's lawyers! This is a LIE. We have 50 percent or less. Link: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_country_in_the_world_has_most_lawyers_per_capita
Tort (Legal) reform legislation has been introduced in congress several times in the last several years to limit punitive damages in ridiculous lawsuits such as spilling hot coffee on yourself and suing the establishment that sold it to you and also to limit punitive damages in huge medical malpractice lawsuits. This legislation has continually been blocked from even being voted on by the Democrat Party. When you see that 97% of the political contributions from the American Trial Lawyers Association goes to the Democrat Party, then you realize who is responsible for our medical and product costs being so high! High product costs having nothing to do with a stock market that's flawed, or BUSINESSMEN being overly greedy. No, we'd never take advantage of our own citizens, that'd be just wrong. Okay, I'm so Liberal I have to go smoke a joint, practice witchcraft, and tell all my women friends to become lesbians. Current Mood: creative
|Friday, December 25th, 2009|
|Thoughts on Christmas
Have you ever noticed that you rarely if ever have a bad Christmas ? I don't think the answer to this lies with religion per se, but with the power of our minds. Think about this: A large majority of the people on this planet are at peace at this time; our thoughts are ones of contentment and love, laughter and sex, celebration and gratitude. So, to my way of thinking, we are using a lot of our psychic energy on a major level and shaping our reality.
I only wish that we had many more holidays that brought out the better part of us so we could live in a better world. If we take the time every day to coordinate and shape our reality, just think what we could do. As we are made from Divine energy (or at the very least the material from old stars/the Universe) we have the power. We manifest the divine every day whether we're aware of it or not.
If you can stay mindful of that every minute, you can make this world a paradise.
Now it could be that I'm being influenced by the very energy I'm espousing and am completely full of shit. But I don't think so. We're all little transmitters and we pick up on what is around us. Ever been in a room of crabby people, then wonder why your mood is going to hell ? THAT'S the reason.
So light the candles, make love with abandon, reach for that dream. You can
do it !
With that in mind, I'm going to ask women out (even if they're in their twenties), get stoned more, and get back to all those things I drifted away from.
You can have the life you want if you believe. Please believe ! Current Mood: hopeful
|Sunday, December 6th, 2009|
|Firefly is not dead
Yippie ! Some folks made their own movie that takes place about 2 months after the events in "Serenity." From the trailer, they captured the cinematography and feel of the 'Verse very well. The film should be out in 2010.
Trailer Link: http://browncoatsmovie.com/
Well, color me happy !
|Tuesday, November 17th, 2009|
|Pawlenty Gets It
When I and others had my food allotment cut last month, I lost 200 dollars and the ability to eat properly. Well, someone came forward and said, "First I panicked, then I cried, then I got angry." This person is now in court demanding that our sperm-guzzling governor put the program back on the books. Even as I write, the judge is hearing this case. Back in the old days, we'd have tarred and feathered the asshole in charge, but now we have to settle for lawsuits.
It's not just affecting me, it's about others welfare. The diabetic that controls his condition by getting money for the proper foods is now shit out of luck. Although the state WILL pay for insulin and incur higher costs then if they'd just given him money for food.
Stupidity, thy name is government.
Assholitis is an untreatable condition that has affected our governor. Too bad it's not fatal. But sometimes a lawsuit is just as good. And if Pawlenty decides to run for President in 2012 and wins, this man is leaving the U.S. Canada or the Netherlands sound good. Current Mood: ecstatic
|Wednesday, September 9th, 2009|
|FaceBook & the Internet
I'm sick of Facebook. There are too many options, bullshit, games, photos, albums, grenades, flair, virtual crap, and goddess knows what else. I tried to post more then 6 lines and it fucks up. Bye-bye.
Remember when the Internet was nothing but fun stuff ? Now we have dancing, singing, farting ads all over the place. It's enough to make me ingest ipecac, just so I can puke all over some ad-mans shoes. Asshats.
Look, if you're in advertising, kill yourself. Do us all a favor and walk in front of a bus. Heh-heh, no, I'm just kidding. No I'm not; kill yourselves; you are suckers of Satan's cock, each and every one of you. You serve no useful purpose that I can discern, other then what NOT to be when you grow up. Kill yourselves. You take the crapiest movies and make them look good so we drop 10 bucks on Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, and we're not getting that 90 minutes back. It's gone forever because of YOU. Kill yourselves. You constantly advertise products so much that we have to buy your useless crap just to shut you up. Even then, our respite is temporary because you've moved on to promoting some other bullshit idea/product/movie/show.
"Get ready for the most cutting edge new show this Fall. We take 6 people, lock them inside a large building with a serial killer ! And there is only one exit from the building. Can they find it in time or will Stab Man get to them first !? YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS SHOW !!"
You solidified gobs of infected mucus need to kill yourselves. Please, won't you kill yourselves ? Every time you push something on us, God kills a kitten. Kill yourselves in the most gruesome way possible and put it on TV.
Now THAT'S entertainment !
|Tuesday, September 1st, 2009|
|Dear Republican Scum:
I heard this on the Mike Malloy show on Air America. I would LOVE to take credit for it, but it came from a blog. Enjoy.
Fuck you. No, I'm not joking. I'm sick of this bullshit.
I'm sick of the way you've corrupted the public discourse. The way you've made it acceptable to hurl any insult you like at public officials. The way you blame us for the current atmosphere of hatred by accusing us of starting it with hating Bush. Like Bush didn't come on the heels of eight years of your tireless efforts to destroy Clinton by any means necessary, like Bush didn't give us good reason to complain. A couple of posters on a web site compared Bush to Hitler and you've used it as free license to compare Obama to Hitler 24/7 and I'm sick of your hypocrisy, where it's acceptable to say shit about Obama that you would have had an apoplectic fit (and did) if anything remotely similar had been said about your guys. Keith Olbermann calls Cheney a fascist when he was actually using fascist tactics and you think that gives you the freedom to call Obama a fascist, socialist, Marxist constantly for no reason at all. Fuck you and your bullshit false equivalency.
I'm sick of the way you've made the populace stupid. Around a fifth of your populace thinks the sun orbits the earth, over half think evolution never happened. Your populace actually believe the media has a liberal bias. Not because it has, you have the most conservative media in the free world, but because you've shouted it so loud and so often that you've brainwashed the public into believing it, like the battered wife who parrots her husband's insults. You've got a whole segment of the populace shouting about socialism and fascism and none of them know what the fucking words mean. You've convinced them that fascism is a left-wing thing. You've got them so turned around that some of them actually believe global warming isn't happening. Fuck you.
I'm sick of the way you try to destroy the whole concept of government. You've tricked the people into believing that government can't do anything right, always being careful to exclude the army because you love your bullets and bombs but you've so destroyed the public's ability to reason that they don't even think of interstate highways, the space program, the national parks program, etc. Government is always great when it's doing what you tell it and inevitably corrupt when it isn't. Fuck you.
I'm sick of your rewriting of history. You've bleated so loud and long that Reagan was a great president, that the New Deal didn't work, that cutting taxes increases revenues, that you actually have the people believing this bullshit. And these are the same people who will go on to become teachers and fill their student's heads with this self-same bullshit. Reagan was a mediocre president at best who had the good fortune to be in power when the USSR collapsed under it's own weight and you bastards have turned him into the Second Coming. You've rewritten history so that everything foul and hateful and wrong can be attributed to a Democrat while everything worthwhile is a Republican's glory. Fuck you.
I'm sick of your dragging the center ever further to the right. How many whack job fringe ideas have you dragged into the mainstream? The aforementioned idea that tax cuts increase revenues, the Laffer Curve, the idea that Welfare harms the poor, the idea that there's rampant fraud in Welfare, the idea that whatever is good for corporations is good for the country. And you push these ideas through your corporate media and you do it so long and loud that they become part of the accepted political landscape and because it is easier to tell a lie than to debunk one, we never get away from this rancid shit. Fuck you.
I'm sick of your casual criminality. Teddy Kennedy, a man who's boots you were not worthy to lick, was just buried and all I've heard from my rightist friends for days is Chappaquidick, Chappaquiddick, Chappaquidick. Your fucking golden boy raped the Constitution, mainly because he wanted to; tortured random people (and waterboarding is torture, fuck you too) essentially because he wanted to; spent like a drunken sailor, essentially because he wanted to; invaded a soverign nation, essentially for the loot and destroyed people's lives, essentially for the evilulz and you bastards are obsessed with a fucking accident a Democrat had decades ago? You don't go on about Laura Bush killing some guy decades ago. Fuck you.
I'm sick of you praising pure evil. You're letting Dick Cheney be the standard-bearer for Republicanism. Dick Cheney, a man so nakedly evil that even his friends call him "Darth"; a man so callous that Lex Luthor would recoil in terror; a man who probably has dismembered hitchhikers in those man-sized safes and kills plants by his mere proximity. Fuck you.
I'm sick of your attempts to tilt the playing field permanently in your favour. Democrats filibustered a few of Bush's most hateful judicial picks and you pricks started screaming about doing away with the filibuster but now you're in the minority, you're filibustering absolutely everything you can and whining when you don't get the chance. You ignored everything the Democrats had to say when you had power and now that you don't, you scream that everyone must be bipartisan. You don't budge a fucking inch on anything but you insist that everyone must compromise to meet you. That's your idea of politics: Don't move an inch, force the other guy to come to the right to meet you and call the result a "compromise". Fuck you.
I'm sick of your corporatism. You dress it up in false populism but anyone with half a brain can see that you're the brought and paid for subsidiary of big business. You keep pushing tax cuts as the answer for absolutely everything, you keep sabotaging every attempt to control the excesses of big business. You genuinely think the world would be a better place if it was a combination of Bill Gibson's dystopian vision of a corporate dominated world and Ayn Rand's bullshit Objectivism, yet another entry in mankind's endless attempts to find a moral justification for naked greed. You've taken the clinically insane spewings of a woman literally to the right of Hitler (pardon my Godwins) and the 1984-like vision of a dystopian author and convinced yourselves that would be a good place to live. Big business is the enemy of the people, always has been. The ideal for the corporate class is to have a small pool of people rich enough to buy their fucking crap and a much larger pool of people so poor and with so few options that they can be used and abused at the corporation's whim. A corporation's objective is not to look after you, it is to make ever-larger profits by any means necessary. You bastards want to reinstate fucking slavery to the corporate class and you've made the public so fucking stupid that they actually swallow the bullshit you're serving up, they actually want to enslave themselves to the corporations that abuse them at every turn. They actually care more about the corporations right to make obscene profits than they care about their child's right to live on a habitable planet. Fuck you.
Fuck you, you scumridden shithawks, you make me sick. Just fuck off and die. Current Mood: determined
|Sunday, August 30th, 2009|
|Searching for a Good Book
This shit has been going on for about a year. All I ever see in my Uncle Hugo's mailer are books for the following: Kids, Young Adult, Dragons, Vampires/werewolves/zombies, and that's about it. Where the hell are the books of fantastic fantasy and science fiction ? There's a reason that independent bookstores are going out of business: most of the books being printed are fucking shit ! What happened to variety and imagination ?
Join me in the new chant: WE WANT SOMETHING GOOD TO READ ! WE WANT SOMETHING GOOD TO READ ! WE WANT SOMETHING GOOD TO READ ! WE WANT SOMETHING GOOD TO READ ! WE WANT SOMETHING GOOD TO READ ! Current Mood: angry
|Wednesday, July 29th, 2009|
|Drug-testing for Welfare
Excuse me if I scream. AAAAAAHHHHHHHH !! Thank you. I came across some typical right-wing idiocy and now have to vent. The people that said, “If you receive welfare/government money, you should be screened on a regular basis for drugs.” You single celled life forms have not thought this out, as usual. I could test positive for Opiates simply because I had a couple of dinner rolls with poppy seeds on them. Plus, it’s none of your Goddamn business what I do with my own body !
You claim that the Right is against government intrusion into our affairs. Well, Harold Hypocrite, it’s readily apparent that those rules only apply to you. And don’t think I don’t know what you have to say: “When you take my money, I get to dictate how it’s used.” No, you don’t ! No citizen has ever had the right to say how their tax money is used. Deal with that. First off, let’s get something out of the way. It is NOT your money. You gave it to the government, so it’s no longer yours. Second: If we follow your reason and say you DO get to know as it’s government money, then I submit to you that anything the government funds is open to prying eyes. You go to the library, which is public and funded, therefore we get to know what you’re reading. Walking on the public sidewalk ? Where are you going, citizen? See what a lovely precedent you’ve set.
Third: How many times have you working, law-abiding folks gone in to work still drunk ? You do it a lot. Plus you’re in pain, so you’re full of Opiates. Want me to go on ? Didn’t think you did, you scum sucking vermin. What makes this particularly ironic in my case, is that someone I know that’s a Republican asked me (the disability recipient) to get him some Marijuana ! You fucking hypocrite !
If you’re concerned about lawlessness (which I doubt), then I suggest you be monitored as well. My reasons are as valid as yours: because you have the money to spend on anything, it follows that you are more at risk to do illegal things. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Republicans are well-off and cheaper then the proverbial Scotsman. Being cheap makes you cheat to save money. This makes you susceptible to doing illegal things to keep your money. Welcome to the camp, pal, enjoy your stay.
As the Sixties radicals used to say, “See you on the streets, motherfucker.” Current Mood: good
|Saturday, July 4th, 2009|
|Healthcare is a Right !
I need to speak about health care and why it’s everyone’s right to have it. I would preface my remarks by stating that many of these arguments have been made and I use my own words to explain my view. The nature of humanity has always been to evolve and better itself as a whole. The attitude or belief that taxes being necessary to give us common benefit, is held by many as being the same as theft. I find this so-called “argument” to be fallacious and without merit.
Taxes are not theft; you simply resent having to part with what you regard as your money without having a say in how it is spent. You further claim that charitable giving should always be voluntary. Let’s cut through the bullshit here and go directly to the notion that healthcare is a privilege and not a right. If you keep the populace healthy, the economy benefits as we can all work. This relates directly to the welfare of the United States. If we took your idea and relied exclusively on voluntary contributions, nothing would get done and we’d be in dire straits. Dire, because of one thing: overwhelming greed by the Haves and resentment toward the Have-Nots.
The most interesting thing to me, is that you have no trouble giving money to the defense department to kill people that may or may not have hostile intentions, but you won’t part with a nickel to keep our own citizens healthy. You’re for torturing the bad guys but won’t help the good guys. It is messed up thinking and is wrong ! Let me give you an example. A person that has worked their entire lives and is ensured by virtue of being employed, loses that job due to illness. They now have no insurance as they have no job. When their savings are gone and no treatment means they’ll die, what would you have them do ? I maintain that your “no taxes” mentality is just the flip side of entitlement. You think you are entitled to everything you make. That has never been the case in recorded history, and now you think you’re a radical ?
Remember that you chose to live in a country that has income tax, and if you don’t like it, then vote for someone that will change the tax laws or move overseas. In short, shut up, suck it up and move on. I find it ironic and not a little sad that the ones that complain the most about taxes and welfare are the ones with above average income. THAT my friends is called greed. That my friends is called being self-absorbed little assholes. Too many of you claim that you work for all that money. No, you worked for some of it and the rest you invested in things that required NO work. You sat on your ass and let the money roll in.
Do you hear that ? That’s the sound of the worlds smallest violin. I weep for you poor beleaguered souls that have been oppressed by your vast amounts of money. Oh the heartache of having to pay 35% of your income for taxes. If you make 350,000 a year that leaves you with a lousy $227,500 income. Who can possibly live on that? “That’s my point,” you would say. “Why should I have to part with any of it ?” What would you do with that extra money if there were no taxes ? You wouldn’t give it to charity, so don’t lie to me about it. “But it should be up to me how much I should contribute,” you say. I say in return, look at history. It has never been the prerogative of the citizens to decide how to spend their own money, it’s been government. You agreed to this by living here. If you think otherwise, I suggest that it is not me that is living in a dream world, it is you.
Without taxes, we’d have no freeways, no public schools, libraries, police or fire, hospitals, a military, or anything else. It would be nothing less then anarchy, with each little person living in a sea of paranoia, with barbed wire and guns for protection. You would only have what you could do for yourself. In short, we’d be back in the 12th century. I don’t think any of you that claim to be Republicans or Conservatives are that at all. You are dinosaurs that have managed to not fall into the tar pits of La Brea and survived that asteroid. You deserve to be extinct, you do not have the right to take the rest of humanity with you. Like little dictators, you believe the world should conform to your standards of behavior and no one else's. You want less freedom in exchange for more money and I will not abide to that !
Health care for everyone is indeed a right and not a privilege. The reason is simple enough: humans come before objects and money. That bears repeating: people are more important then money. If you doubt it, ask a pro-lifer. You could argue that it is you as it took your time to make that money, but it’s a byproduct of it, to be valued as much as urine or excrement. Money, by it’s very nature is transient. You can’t hold on to it nor can you save it for long. If you got 3000 dollars in the mail tomorrow, I can guarantee that within a few weeks, you will accumulate bills that total 3000 . The universe is sending you a message and that message is money is worthless. It’s sole purpose is to serve us and why shouldn’t it be used for the good of mankind as opposed to the good of ONE man’s greed ? Not just your happiness, for that is small thinking. You have to think about the big picture, not just yourself.
Yes, you could argue that it’s stealing, but you’d be wrong. Is it stealing to take money from you via taxes and use it for schools ? No, as you don’t want an ignorant population running the country, nor working at crap jobs. It benefits everyone and that’s what this country was founded on: the greater good of the citizens, not how many toys you can buy. “But I want all of my money I earn,” you yell stridently. This statement runs at odds with your avowed religion which is Christianity. Would Jesus want you to keep all your money ? Didn’t he say, “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.” This means that if you follow the Bible, that you have an obligation to pay your taxes. Jesus wouldn’t tell you, “sorry you’re poor, but I’ve got mine and you can fend for yourself. I will not give you any of my time or support to help.” You know in your heart he would not.
The point being is that the people I’m trying to convince via this little screed have to somehow confront their hypocrisy about their religion and their opposing beliefs. You will have to stand before the Lord on that day and tell him that you didn’t help the poor because you didn’t have enough money, despite the fact that you were rich. And you will know the full weigh of His gaze as he passes judgment on you. This bears hammering home. You are not a Christian on Sundays, you’re meant to be one 24/7. Just as I’m a Wiccan all the time. You would probably be willing to give money to get us to Mars or deep space. Most would think this is a wonderful endeavor and it is, and yet we are not sending machines into space, we’re sending people. Humans that you don’t give a rat’s ass about because you won’t part with your money. You have an obsession with objects. You love money, tech toys, cars, property, above your fellows. People that have dreams and visions as valid as your own. They love, laugh, and behave just as you do. But you don’t care because they are poor.
How small and petty you have become if I have not convinced you of the need to help others. Although I’m disabled, I’m not a cripple nor a loser; those titles are the province of the selfish ones out there that believe they are better. But you’re not better. You’re small-minded, sad little despotic folk that think the world revolves around you. Pathetic. Current Mood: determined
|Tuesday, June 30th, 2009|
|Response to a Republican Divorce
I found this on a friend's Facebook and decided a response was in order. Although not my best, I just couldn't wait on this.
Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:
We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way. Sounds good to me !
Here is a model separation agreement:
Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes. You can take the entire South, seeing as how all the Civil War crybabies think so highly of it. I know what you’ll say: But the South has all the cotton. Fuck you, we can use hemp. It grows anywhere, lasts longer, and we are happy with it’s high. It may be of interest to you that the Red States have the highest rates of divorce and teen pregnancies. So much for your so-called Family Values.
We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them). Fine, you keep all your money and deal with the problems all by yourself. Don’t expect any help from us, you overly greedy fucks. We’ll be happy to keep the ACLU which keeps you morons from overstepping your bounds by strip-searching a girl for Ibuprofen. NO, you can recruit your own cops, seeing as how you want sovereignty. The military belongs to everyone, so you have to share.
You can keep George Bush, Michael Savage, and the rest of the assholes whose heads are filled with mucus. (You will be responsible for keeping their venom from contaminating children.) I further suggest that if you like war, then you are the kind of people we don’t want anything to do with anyway. Adios, and don’t let the door of Darwin hit your overly fat ass on the way out.
We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood.You can have Capitalism, seeing as it’s failed so many times. We’ll be more then happy to have Socialism, balanced classes, and other perks.
When the greedy corporations you love have taken all your money, we’ll point and laugh at you. The same with the Pharmaceutical companies. You can have Mall-Wart with its cheap crap ! You are welcome to Wall Street with it’s gigantic Ponzi Schemes and a system based on collective delusion. Let me explain that last one: You are trying to predict what something will be worth days or weeks from now.
And yet, you think psychics are phony ? Have fun in the collapse of your little empire. We’ll take the homeless, unless they’re YOUR homeless created by your unequal class and pay system. As for the Hot Alaskan hockey moms, rednecks, Bibles, and greedy CEO’s, you are getting the rotten deal but we’ll be happy to do that.
You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security. Agreed. Nothing is wrong with trying to make peace before bombing the shit out of them. It worked so well for Iraq and terrorists.
And as you love war so much, we’ll be only too happy to bomb you into the Stone Age if you piss us off.
We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values. What values are those ?
You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill. All acceptable. Unlike you, we believe in religious freedom like it says in the Constitution. I have no idea what document you’ll use in your improved U.S. Might I suggest the Bible with it’s plethora of contradictions and fairy tales ? It would be just like living in the movie, The Handmaids Tale, and we all know how wonderful that would be.
We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find. Acceptable. You will be using Capitalism that uses supply and demand. That being said, as you are using more of a finite resource, you will pay higher prices for gas. Let us know when Texas runs out of oil and your prices go higher then Rush Limbaughs doses of Vicodin. We’ll be using solar, wind, ocean currents, electric cars, and everything else.
You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right. Well, aren’t WE focused on the health of the nation. When you’re up to your asses in diseased people don’t come to us for help.
We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World. Agreed. Those songs you want us to have suck, so we’ll be using cool rock songs that all you fossilized fucks have outgrown. Go listen to some Simon and Garfunkel. We’ll keep the rock bands, good drugs, and decent movies. You can keep church music, folk, and country. Enjoy your rotten fruit/alcohol and cirrhosis of the liver.
We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.Please practice trickle-down economics, as it will hasten your demise. We have been trying to find that money that has trickled down since the Eighties when Reagan was president. It still has not reached any one of us. If you find it, let us know where it was hiding.
Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.Agreed. ANWAR when you lose and we get to burn down Wall Street and the Pharma companies.
John J. Wall
Law Student and an American
P.S. Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda with you. Sincerely,
Liberals of America.
P.S. You sound just like Archie Bunker. Please take Jewel & Britney Spears. Current Mood: infuriated
|Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009|
|Thursday, May 28th, 2009|
|Normal ? What's the Hell is THAT !?
I was talking to a friend of mine and he mentioned that he didn't like the TV show, "Buffy." When I queried him why not, he told me it was because Willow becomes gay. And it bugged me. It's not like those staid network executives are going to show anything other than kissing, so what's the big deal. Then it hit me why people are uncomfortable: They've been bred to believe a certain way is "normal" and woe to anyone that bucks that belief.
So what the hell is normal, anyway ? If we adopt the criteria that if a majority of the populace does something, that makes it normal, we are left with many behaviors that are NOT normal. For instance, I doubt that 51 percent or more of people smoke Marijuana, therefore smoking Pot is abnormal. Less then a majority don’t have a computer, so by not having a mindfuck machine in their homes, wouldn’t they be judged abnormal ? By the way, recent polls suggest that as many as 60 percent of people don't READ. I read, therefore I am abnormal. I'm also proud of that. You see what a trap this way of thinking becomes?
Let me get to the heart of this whole Normal/Abnormal claptrap.
I know a lot of people that think that anyone that likes some bondage with their sex is horribly messed up and abnormal. This behavior runs the gamut from being tied up with silk scarves all the way to Shibari (decorative Japanese rope bondage, for those of you unaware). What’s wrong with what two consenting adults do in their bedroom and who are you to judge and worry about it ? Obviously you have too much time on your hands and should find a hobby.
The above kink also leads me to the next thing judged “weird” by a few. The pervasive belief that people that identify themselves as Goth are vampiric freaks. Certainly that is one aspect of the culture, and one I don’t go for myself. But again if some people want to pretend they’re vampires, it’s not much different from playing Role-Playing games where you pretend you’re a wizard. Now if you honestly believe you are a real vampire, I’ll look at you like you’re nuts, which you probably are. There being no such thing as vampires, you have to expect that. BUT.. I’m not condemning these people at all, I merely don’t want to hang with them.
I freely admit that I like Goth women. For me it’s the clothing. The funny thing is, I have no idea why I like it so much, certainly my mom’s family didn’t dress that way.
Say what you will about Goths, they know how to fucking live life as if there’s no tomorrow. You won’t find them
mindlessly accepting that their lives are going to be spent in some cubicle dressed like agent Smith from The Matrix. They’re no more weird then those nutcases that wear ties and suits for a job that involves no public contact. THAT’S stupid and weird to me. But we accept it as a majority of people do it. The entire majority argument is a trap.
And a majority of people in Germany followed Hitler too, so what’s normal ?
Now I realize that in writing this I’ve exposed my own prejudices, but I never claimed perfection. I also never claimed to be Normal. If you ask a councellor, they’ll tell you that Normal people are actually quite boring. So, do we really need life to be more boring ? Hell no ! What we really need to do as a society is to relearn the ultra-civilized art of minding our own business. Thank you. And now I have to find a Goth Woman to take to a metal concert, get stoned on high-grade Pot and afterward, tie me to the bed with silk ropes and fuck my brains out ! Yep...that's really shocking isn't it? What-EVER.
Of course if I wanted some really kinky behavior that’s abnormal (by my standards), I would go to some crappy cubicle job in an itchy suit, choked by an ugly tie, only to come home to reality television. That may be Normal to you, but I think it’s fucking sick. And anyone that disagrees with ME is sick, sick, sick and should be locked up forever ! See what I mean by being too inflexible?
Think for yourself and don’t fall for Society’s Trap. Current Mood: good
|Sunday, May 17th, 2009|
The good news about Star Trek the movie, is that it has wonderful characters.
The bad news is that it was directed by JJ Abrams. What’s wrong with him? you ask.
Nothing if you like movies shot in extreme closeup in all scenes, to the extent that you can count the actor’s pores, if not their nostril hairs. Closeups are meant to convey tension and intimacy, and because they are used throughout the movie, they lose those attributes and become meaningless. I can’t review this film as I walked out after 40 minutes of flashing, epileptic, and closeup (let’s not forget that one) shots. These close shots render the films vision myopic, and you lose the scope that most of the other movies had.
Starting with the opening scenes of a Federation Starship in trouble. All I could comprehend was that some large ship that resembled Witchblade in space was blowing up the starship. The battle scene was like staring into some strobelight that people ran in front of. I have no idea what the bridge looked like as once again everything was shot tight. Paramount must have saved a fortune on set design because you don’t get to see it.
Making use of lens flares, close shots that almost let you see under the skin, and shaky camera techniques that remind me of the Blair Witch Project, this film is a disaster for the franchise. When you see this film, notice the scene in the closed bar with Kirk, after he’s had the snot kicked out of him. The officer he’s talking to is right there, and yet the shot is so tight, so close, that the camera pans. It also trembles and shakes. I can see using that technique if you’re in a battle sequence, but this is just a conversation between two people. It’s like the cameraman has palsy, it’s so amateurish, and amateur filmakers have no business in the Trek franchise. This movie called for a visionary director and writer who knew what they were doing.
If Ron Moore or J Michael Stazinski are out there, please take the helm for the next one. And if I may add something for every future Trek movie to ever to be filmed... No more time travel devices, they’re overdone and amount to hitting a Berman and Braga reset button. To sum up: by changing history, the powers that be have “rewritten” the series so that what was once Canon is now fodder; they can do anything with the series. Having grown up watcing every series, with the exception of Enterprise, I can say with deep feeling that this is wrong. Admiral Kirk is dead. Long live Captain Kirk ! The old Kirk, that is, not the new one.
Live long and prosper, friends. Current Mood: energetic
|Saturday, April 25th, 2009|
| I may not go down in history, but I will go down on women. Current Mood: silly