Monday, February 20, 2006

Unpopular Truths!

Bruce and Chomsky
(Same same But different)

I watched two movies over the weekend (amongst other things...) They were:

Lenny (1974)

Manufacturing Consent (1992)

Pity that most people in this world do only want the easy answers, and when somebody (e.g. Lenny Bruce, Noam Chomsky) comes along and tells them that the truth is a lot more complicated than they have been told, that opinion is ridiculed, witch hunted or just plain ignored!
So fuck the majority they have done fuck all for anyone!
It’s only due to the people on the edge/fringes who are willing to but their balls on the line, that we’ve accomplished anything in this brainless, arrogant world of fear, deception and greed! You know who I mean, because their idea’s eventually get co opted by the mainstream (or as I like to call them idiots). Sorry to rant there, but if you see these two movies and don’t get a bit angry then your self control is developed far beyond mine!!!
I not only support the underdog, but I want to give him an AK to sort out the bullies!

If you require further convincing, please consult:

Lenny Bruce

Bruce’s FBI files

Wikipedia: Lenny Bruce

Official Chomsky

Chomsky at MIT

Feel free to look around the web yourself! (I give you permission! Dept. of Homeland security might not recommend it though!)

I can never really expect to say anything as thought provoking or important as these two great men so I'll just promote their work, and quote them ad nauseam (To a disgusting or ridiculous degree). Hopefully i can Manufacture dissent (or at least stir things up a bit!)

"Fuck you." Never understood that insult, because fucking someone is actually really pleasant. If we're trying to be mean, we should say "unfuck you!" (Bruce)

The best political leaders are the ones that are lazy and corrupt"
"Education is a system of imposed ignorance"
"Fundamentally, there is no more morality in world affairs today then there was at the time of Genghis Khan" (Chomsky)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

R.I.P.PED to shreds...

Satire is the lowest form of irony, derision, or wit...(New rule: Inverted comma's bestow personification! (you'll get what i mean))

“Tolerance” (birth date unknown -2006)
We barely knew thee.
Sorrowfully we have to say goodbye to our dear friend and sometime saviour, who sadly has departed recently.

Mourned by many who can remember when “Tolerance” was in existence, and the calming affects he brought to those who new of him. But it seems the hardest hit have been those that were closest, said to be close-to-death themselves, “Respect” and “Dignity” might not live till 2007 at this rate. Devastated since the tragic departure of his close friends “good faith” and “humanity”, “Tolerance” sadly never recovered from this loss.

Sources close to “Hatred”, have said to be rejoicing as he is now the only emotional response left to combat challenging circumstances. “Prejudice” is rumoured to be throwing a party to both celebrate the passing of a figure he never liked, and to recruit new followers.

But what about “Tolerance’s early life? It is true that he was scarce at the best of times and in some decades recently was barely seen at all. In fact he is said to have gone missing for whole centuries at a time. But it appears the final blow came when he was separated from his closest friends “Acceptance” and “Patience” who seem to have been buried in a wave a staunch fanaticism from both sides. Said to have been quite hard to find in times of trouble, the current global mood has said to have destroyed our these old friends once and for all. “A damn shame” was a quote by many that had even a brief exposure to our departed ally. “I wanted to be that way, you know, nice. But without “Tolerance” I’m reaching for any military hardware or oppressive ideology I can.” Said one world leader who preferred to remain anonymous.

Monday, February 13, 2006

It's a mixed bag!

This is not a sign of things to come....

I would usually just forward something like this through the old email,
but i'm making an exception because this isn't only funny but sorta true,
and a bit more abstract than usual email fodder. So obviously its not original.
I mean they ain't all gold but, giv' em a go, eh!
so with futher crap...

  • If you're too open-minded, your brains will fall out.
  • Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often.
  • Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
  • It ain't the jeans that make your butt look fat.
  • Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
  • My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
  • Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
  • It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
  • For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.
  • If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
  • Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
  • A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.
  • Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.
  • Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.
  • No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.
  • A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
  • Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.
  • Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.
  • Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.
  • There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
  • Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
  • By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.
  • Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
  • Someone who thinks logically, provides a nice contrast to the real world.
  • If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

Unrelated, but by the way...
If you get a chance to see the movie "Focus" (based on the Arthur Miller Book) GO FOR IT! Unless your a right-wing thug or like oppression, then you might not agree with it so much...

"First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me."

Attributed to Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Shameless Self Promotion!

Bordom rocks!


My Friends...
(Better captions would be greatly appriciated!)
"Myth is more uniform than history.
It is a display of the shared semantic systems
which enable members of a society to understand
each other and the world they inhabit.
A fixed point in a changing universe."
(Tony Simpson: 'The Sugerbag Years')