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