Thursday, December 29, 2005

"I think God is unemployed and lonely."

Here are a few more things that I didn't say...
but i read them...
processed them internally ...
and now i put them here.
(for some reason...)

"You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories."

"When i see that the right and the means of absolute command are conferred on a people or upon a king, upon an aristrocracy or a democracy, a monarchy or a republic, I recognise the germ of tyranny."

"There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously or posthumously."

"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite."

"I dispise the pleaure of pleasing people that i dispise."

"Ninety per cent of everything is crap."

"The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another which will last forever."

"I can't imagine why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."

"Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others."

"I have an existential map. It has 'You are Here' written all over it."

Monday, December 19, 2005

The Good Decay



Nothing Original Under the Sun.

I'm in a derivative mood...
At the risk of turning this so called ‘blog’ into an archive of quotations and crap pictures... Here are some quotes I thought were funny slash thought provoking! Well funny at least… I guess there’s no point in trying to make up zany witticisms when someone else far more well-known and respected already has? This should give you something to think about, while other material matures in my cranium...
I will say this: (its a semi-original thought (though not really))...
The differences between history, politics, geography, religion, philosophy and science are much less than most people are willing to accept.

The trick is I'm not gonna tell you where they are from. Only clue is they are all from the same movie, you have never seen (unless your a WW II buff).


Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country

Men, all this stuff you've heard about America not wanting to fight - wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans traditionally love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost and never will lose a war, because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.

Now, an army is a team - it lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap

When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do.

Were not just going to shoot the bastards, were going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads on our tanks.

(no need for another quote here)

Monday, December 12, 2005

I didn't raise a Thief!

" I'm sick of working for a living
Im just ticking down the days 'til i die
I miss you.....
And the sickest little pleasures keep me going in
between pulling teeth"
Elbow: "Leaders of the Free world" Guy Garvey 2005

Intervening time

Alternate Blog titles:
"Mindful minutiae"

"Context-free crap"


"If I can't be talented, at least I can be prolific!"

"Over-thinkers Anonymous" (or Anonymous Overthinkers)

"Garbled Thoughts, of an unconscious mind"

"Closet control-freak seeks similar"

"Distorted Perceptions can be more truthful"

"Creative Destruction"

"...No, you're the goddamn Phoney!"

"Leave me alone, but please look at me!"

"Lost cause: Save Yourself"

(and I’ll tattoo it to your arse in my nightmares...)
(Any suggestions, additions, broken links, mistakes,
lies or things you like.... Tell Me!)

Otherwise.... If you don't complain,
you'll get what you’re given...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Slogans I've met

It is the biggest lies that work the most...
be vague and people will assume there is a meaning to what you say...
Does this mean anything?
get more go
it just gets better
escape the everyday
make a friend
what' ll it be today?
the power to surprise
you can't get any better
just do it
you've done it again
one step ahead
Yes, it means nothing...
"I beat them in ways so profound, they thought I had lost."

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Potential energy

No translation for the truth (A.K.A: Get me a lawyer, chump!)

Heart beating faster than ever
but I'm not moving at all
just lyin' here
watchin' a buzzy clip
music video
myth creation
Thoughts not attaching or attacking
just floatin', glydin', runnin'
(I've heard that song before)

Plans? values? illusions?
I have all
or do I?
But were they just inherited?
passed down, learned, attached
weened into
product of environment, etc...

blah blah blah... NOBODY KNOWS!
nature/nurture, genes/environment
interpolation, cross contamination
irrelevant issues,
or a key to understanding
the world around us,
control surroundings
surrounding control.

Turning that whole
environment thing on its arse
to suit ourselves,
reach the peak
exploit the old order
'till we can implement...
the new order!!!

"Each night, i bury my love around here....(sic.)"

Monday, December 05, 2005

Troubled Times?


(Self-Justification station)

So what if I just write random shit? Cobble together material culled from other sources, and then just add a sprinkle myself?
At least I’m not trying to make it into a music video/pop song that gets played on prime time, to milk money off people who like shitty music/are dumb.
(Hell in a hand basket)

“The animals were kept in pens for years,” he said. “Most fattening pigs still live in absolutely squalid conditions, in tiny pens where they’re basically being marinated in their own excrement”
Symbolic? Methinks…

I'll stop now before you think im... err... serious. Phew.... glad I dodged that bullet!

Reach for the lasers, safe as Fuck...

Blinded By Good Fortune

"After awhile, confidence grew into the arrogance of success. Soon they became so comfortable they didn’t even notice what was happening!"

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Future Present Past

The times they are a...

(witty headline might have read:) FUTURE WORLD POLICE LOSE HEAD

"Two deaths marked the second year of the century
One was Queen Victoria (who was old and decrepit anyway, probably needed a makeover or two) the other was the US president William McKinley, who was shot at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo on Sept 6 and died 8 days later…

McKinley’s assassination was a “new-age” death. He was shot by an anarchist; he won the Presidency with techniques that revolutionised political campaigns; his success was founded on one of the great issues of the 20th century – trade protection; and his entry into war with Spain ended US isolation – the war gave it an empire and made it an active participant on the world stage."

Anyone thinking what im thinking?
I think some sort of trend started there... with the whole US Imperial war thing!

Copy (yeah) right MMV

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Challenge Yourself and others!

How do you know?
Why should I listen to you?
What sources were your infomation from?
Are you prepared to back your words with actions?
What do you stand to benefit from me beleiving this?
What is the underlying assumption of your justification?

...Perpetual economic growth is impossible, especially perpetual incrementally increasing growth...

Big woop! Wanna fight about?

Monday, November 21, 2005

Open Question

Low expectations

If a person has no love for himself, no respect for himself, no love of his friends, family, work, something -- how can he ask for love in return? I mean, why should he ask for it?

Give nothing. Get nothing...

Bought to you by the "Crusade of the Month club" a non-positive organisation that uses your money to tell you (and others that can't avoid it) crap you don't care about. As part of Operation "I'm right, other cultures aren't!" which comes under our umbrella "Family Values/punishment" division. Don't let peace get its greasy foot in YOUR country or it will infect all YOUR workforce, and then they want to see their families, and thats just not productive!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

By the way

(any suggestions, additions, broken links, mistakes, lies or things you like.... Tell Me!)

...or don't

Friday, October 21, 2005

Opportunity Cost

Idealist's To Do List :
(Better Out than In...)
* Read more books
* Exercise more
* Learn another language
* Make a movie
* Learn how to navigate by the stars
* Learn to fly a plane
* Get a t-shirt printed that says “Trouble-maker”
* Promote causes I sympathise with
* Enhance Imagination and creativity
* Eliminate negative misconceptions and prejudices
* Teach others about the random, precious and delicate nature of life
* Make the world a better place (Stop laughing!)
* Keep in contact with all the good people I know
(no matter how sporadic)
* Plan bloodless Revolution

"You turned around and life passed you by!"

Obtain through deceit!

BRAINWASH YOURSELF! (...through positive affirmations)

If we’re all going to delude ourselves (to varying degrees) anyway, then why not use the power of denial/self delusion to our advantage?

Many powerful people in the world do just that… whether they are aware of it or not. It can start small, e.g. telling yourself white-lies that you know will help you achieve something. This works best if it is something you know you will eventually need/want, but aren't motivated to achieve now (of course seeing this is based on individual judgement you’ll have to decide for yourself when to do this).

I’m not really advocating total ‘head in the sand’, ignorance-of-surroundings type actions, but seeing you will to a certain extent have false notions (that you base decisions on), so why not let the ideas that will affect you positively (and hopefully those around you positively) dominate?? Of course that involves a conscious decision to aim toward improvement (which is usually quite subjective). In summary, trick you own mind in a way that benefits, your self and others… how you do that is your own choice. Pain subtraction, pleasure addition.

Food for thought... Fight or Flight??

"Life passes most people by when they're busy making grand plans for it."

Monday, October 17, 2005

Tradition restricts creativity

I may not be a punk, but that doesn't mean i want a police state!

Daily realities can distract us from the true nature of existence.
I have to think about all new ‘stuff’ tomorrow, but this will survive on ‘the net’.

-Neil Roberts, 1983

Visual Clutter

It's just like breathing!

We came... we saw... we took photographs!

You do breathe don't you??

"I move around a lot, not because I'm looking for anything really, but 'cause I'm getting away from things that get bad if I stay."

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Revolving Thoughts...

Under the Influence
(A.K.A "If you're gonna copy someone... why not these guys??)

A brief selection of my influences thus far...
[in no particular order]
  • Chuck Palahniuk (novelist)

  • Len Lye (Artist) NZ

  • Joseph Heller (Novelist)

  • Noam Chomsky (Scholar)

  • Thom Yorke (Musician)

  • David Lange (Politician) NZ

  • Beck Hansen (Musician)

  • Robert M. Pirsig (Writer)

  • Steve Coogan (Actor)

  • Robin Williams (Comedian)

  • Sasha Baron Cohen (Satirist)

  • Andy Kaufman (Comedian)

  • Matt Groening (Cartoonist)

  • Owen Marshall (Writer) NZ

  • Stanley Kubrick (Director)

  • David Low (Cartoonist) NZ

  • Keith Haring (Artist)

  • Sammy Davis Jr. (Entertainer)

  • Martin Luther King Jr. (Leader)

  • Billy T. James(Entertainer)NZ

  • George Orwell (Writer)

  • Peter Sellers (Actor)

  • Seth MacFarlane (Cartoonist)

  • Bob Marley (Musician)

  • More to follow...

    With many of these people, it’s not only what they have produced/accomplished with their talents, but how they went about it.
    the (descriptions) are just an example of what they have achieved, many have done a lot more.
    I wasn't going to put links from each one, but I did...

    Intellectual Property is theft, unless you steal it...

    Wednesday, October 12, 2005

    Fix Only What is Broken

    Link Post:

    If you (for any reason, at all!) are interested in my rating (out of 10) of all the movies I have seen in the last few years.
    Then here is YOUR chance!!
    My Movie List (IMDb) I think you have to register, but its free and they don't spam you!
    Ohhh! ...while we are culturally consuming, here is a little something something for you all...

    "Everyone Loves themselves, more than anyone else does!"

    Monday, October 03, 2005

    The growth of Destruction
    in Progress

    sign of the times?

    you can be alienated where ever you are

    The land of the free they said

    Fight for Freedom? (News Just In)

    A blunt sword:N

    You might as well use a nuke to swat a fly
    (or a laser to scratch your arse).

    Why go to such lengths?

    I mean, they are all, just about, on both sides of this war…
    Going way too far overkill
    In a mission/obsession to avenge the last overkill
    against them
    …by their enemy.

    It’s a continuous cycle,
    Self fulfilling prophecy
    vicious retaliation type thing
    of ill-informed/agitated zealot
    Knee-JERK (re)action

    Neither side satisfied
    and those in the middle
    are Definitely Not Satisfied
    with it all
    That’s for DAMN sure

    Tit for tat

    Can't Buy What I want...


    ...cos it costs too much

    Wednesday, September 28, 2005

    Buzzwords For Now


    Embryonic Politics

    Dissolution of Self

    Braindead Spectacles

    Creative Destruction

    Tortured Artist

    Societal Pressures

    DIY Rebellion

    Intense Stagnation

    Archetypal Emasculation

    Enforced Cannibalism

    Ultra-low Budget

    Bloated Rut

    Creative Bankruptcy

    Serial Under-estimation

    Elaborately Idle

    Blue-chip Wasteland

    Doodle Dump


    Potential Wisdom

    Compliance Resistor


    Full disclosure

    Monday, September 26, 2005

    Cynical paranoia for some!
    (hushed crowd)

    Miniature flags and patriotic slogans for others!!

    (applause erupts)



    Be There or Be Square!


    Use it or Lose it!







    ...HUNGRY... ANGRY... LONELY... TIRED...




    Loose lips sink ships!


    Fake it till you make it!


    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SHOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "to thine own self be true"

    My thoughts exactly?

    Conversation (to show my interest in YOU!!!)

    Hey how are ya? (insert your blah blah here)
    Mmmmmm... (and here)
    sounds interesting... (and here)
    i know.... (bit more here)
    why? (here too)
    that is soooo like him/her...

    So anyway back to me, and MY pressing issues! (glad we had a chit chat though)

    WANTED: Outlet for my righteous anger and completely justifiable rage.

    The old chestnuts of junk mail, politicians and other drivers, just aren't doing it for me anymore. I want to explode at the people who deserve it not just the unfortunate idiots who happen show me their complete lack of consideration for others. But no this is not a hate piece, i just want to go grand theft auto on all your asses!

    Disclaimer: Well of course not you... the enlightened readers of my words, you have been spared my great vengence and furious anger... for now.
    (Don't take it negatively, unless your a selfish arsehole! but of course your not, you have found redemption on the world wide webhole)

    Thursday, September 08, 2005

    Break my own rules as much as others...

    Do you know? I guess not!

    Just to Know that were alive right now!
    I wish i could inspire you all
    to not only keep living but
    but to do so in a better way!

    Not that i'm judging i just think we could all make things better for ourselves, without harming others in the process, look i know it hasn't happened so far but i'm optimistic!
    I Wish we all were! then i'd be bloody sick of all the optimists i guess.
    Lets just do one little random act of kindness each day.
    Of course, its subliminally to make ourselves feel better,
    but i guess selfishness is its own reward

    A guess is better than a neo philosophy.

    Monday, July 04, 2005

    The Dichotomy that didn’t exist!

    Everyone was always told that the world was divided into two, polar opposites. But then someone thought that maybe it was more complicated than that. Not many knew of it really.

    Maybe things weren't black and white, with shades of grey ...that were too stupid to make up their bloody minds, about what colour (or lack of colour) they wanted to be committed to forever! (and so forth). But seeing nothing is truly originally (nor completely derivative) then neither is this, a bit from here a bit from there. It’s all connected somewhat, and like most of my beliefs only true to a certain degree, with various exceptions. I wouldn’t use the word religion, but….

    Where is the bitter irony?

    Ohh… (That’s right), it’s everywhere...

    (We’ll probably all hurt someone, when we really wanted to please them, such is stuff…

    ...the Odyssey continues inc.)

    Thursday, June 16, 2005

    Existance (only a game?)

    Hey I don't think anyone has found this yet, but i thought i'd better add to it. Not because i particularly had anything special to say. But because i just had a bit of free time, until duncan came round so i better finish.

    Just a log of human consciousness.

    Just to prove i was here.

    gotta go.


    Wednesday, May 18, 2005

    The Meaning Of Life...

    Why are we here? Where else would we be?
    Why do we come up with questions that have no agreed upon explaination? Because we're curious, bored or Trying to avoid thoughts about something worse like, resposibilities we don't want. Our impending deaths or just the general destruction our species is inflicting upon the planet.

    (Woh thats a bit heavy ain't it? Better go watch TV so we don't have to think about that!)
    Or are we more worried that our questions have no answers or that we will never learn the answer in our lifetime (whats next?).
    What is gonna happen to us when our heart no longer pumps, our brain no longer thinks and we generally start to lose our accumulated molecules? Well no one really knows, so all we can do is argue over who has the best theory. Every pursuit of knowledge (or just answers) be it religion, science or any other attempt to explain what we are and why we're doing it. But what most of these approaches forget is that, no one knows! There is no monopoly on the truth. We can't predict the future. We don't even all agree on what has happened in the past. So what we should be doing is listening, thinking and quietly try to figure out whats going on as we wander through this giant maze, searching for the cheese.

    So this blog if I keep adding to it will explore aspects of whatever I am currently interested in, while putting it in the context of my thoughts about life, love and the universe.
    So its just a big load of bollocks!! Refreshing though isn't it???