Thursday, September 28, 2006

You Know The Drill

The following transcript was found inside a dark and murky area of little value. You probably know somewhere like that near you...

WARNING: May have no conceivable aim or goal. At all.

(Answer machine voice)

“Message received on Thursday the twenty-eighth of September, two thousand six at five fifty five pm:”

(Generic male voice)

“Yeah I just rang to say that I won’t be posting this Monday like I usually may do, so yeah you probably knew that already somehow, but I if you didn’t you know now. If you don’t know why I’ll tell you cryptically in a week or so, maybe, if you’re lucky”

(Breaks off into laughter)

“Or just mention it in a round-about way...”

(Theatrical pause)

“What mystery? I don’t not know* what you’re alluding to, you happy? Solved…yeah well I could trail on like this for quite a while. But I won't. Long story short: I probably won’t be round as usual temporarily and it’s all for the better, and I just didn’t want you to think I given up”


“So yeah I’ve just helped to pass/waste a little bit of time for at least 5 or 6 people, maybe more I don’t want to start estimating all round the show. Okay I’m wrapping up, and you shouldn’t expect much anyway, not round here. Or over there. Low expectations a better than disappointment, well in the short term anyhow, every little bit helps. Justice and fairness are abstract nouns. Enough is enough…”

(Phone hangs up)

*apologies for double negatives

Monday, September 25, 2006

Frustration of Contract

Life is speeding up….

Got my dark humour thoughts working overtime after I found a animated history of US military intervention from 1801 to 2004… talk about endless cycles, doomed repetition and all that leftist, wouldn’t-mind-abita-peace nonsense! So I’ve thought up some new catch phrases that may not help sell the war to possible new recruits…

W A R ...
(...what is it good for?)

Keeping the rich richer, and the poor dead!

Motivated by Trade, justified by religion/patriotism!

Started by the old, finished by the young!
Maybe I should of made a website not a blog….
You’re your reading this you could be contributing to humanity…Or exercising!

the king is dead, long live the king....

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Modern Discourse

The world is run by cun+s!
New evidence has come to light today
which confirms, not only that
the world is run by cun+s,
but also that it will
to be
for perpetuity...

"Now the working classes are obsolete,
They are surplus to societies needs,
So let ‘em all kill each other,
And get it made overseas.
That’s the word don’t you know,
From the guys thats running the show,
Lets be perfectly clear boys and girls,
Cun+s are still running the world..."
(Jarvis Cocker)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Monkeys, rats and concentration camps...

(Palestinian side of the Israeli West Bank barrier.)

The benefits of visiting your own flat…
Described by some as a 'Art Terrorist' or "Guerilla Artist"....
I had heard of him before due to his fiercely anti-corporate activities of culture-jamming, graffiti art, and generally being a great example of a confusion spreading, thought provoking mo’ fo’! Another example of someone I would like to emulate in some way, but don’t think I have the talent or guts…

I’m speaking about "world renowned, London-based graffiti artist ‘Banksy’" (cheers wiki). I just heard on the radio last week that he had gone into music stores in England and changed the particulars of ‘Paris Hilton’s (a deep thinker of our generation indeed) album to make the song titles (e.g 'Why Am I Famous?') about her being a spoilt rich drunken whore (who’s not even particularly attractive, the empty cult of celebrity. I mean she's just wealthy and man is she gonna look worse in like 5 years… but I digress. Anyway he always seems to be doing stunts that are usually both politically and humorously motivated, in some way at least. Then I found this book at my flat, that my flatmate had got from the library called “Wall and Piece” man this guy is so hard out, prolific, gifted, guess I sound like I wanna get down on my knees, but really it’s that good! Well I don’t need to put words in his mouth or anything like that because he also gives his own insights, theories and musings which in my humble opinion are on the mark. People ARE being made to feel small, isolated and pathetic, just so they'll buy more products! He has inspired me to take a more active role in grass roots politics, by spray painting on walls! I never quite got it right but its time I went back to have another go at stencilling, etc if i ever get a chance/free-time... How many 'graffiti artists' could fill a whole book? (rhetorical)

Watch this space/channel/slot/outlet/frequency/source/load of/point on/slash/reference myself and others…. Ok I’ve lost it again but you get the drift…

Go Banksy wherever he may be!

(sorry if you don't like lnk-intensive posts, but i just had to...)

Get x or die y-ing....

Unknown varibles in the house ya'll!

Went to the movies last night.
Watched "Thank you for Smoking", thoroughly recommend to people who like satirical black comedy so sharp you could slit your wrists, or I guess thats what an ad exec would pitch. Anyway it was good, funny, smart, yada yada...
Sorta sneaks up on you like a bolt out of the blue (another movie coming out soonish) one of those not sure what to expect type dealios (the best way to watch a movie is with as little prior knowledge to pollute your mind as possible- so if you wanna se it don't view the link at the top...)
Even though I hate to compare willie nillie to other movies, it gave me the sort of feeling I got when I first watched 'Fight club' and 'Being John Malkovich... it's hasn't any real similarity to them as far as plot or themes, but just that rapid flow of information, snappy editing and a tendency to over estimate the audience rather than under...
Check it y'all!

Us and Them

As we all know the world is divided into two opposing groups: 'Good' and 'Evil'...

(We’ll complete the dividing wall shortly, once the consultation process is completed)

In the interests of world peace I would like to unite these disparate groups by proclaiming: “we’re all a pack of arseholes, get over it…” (Tell your kids)

That’s all for this post just wanted to prove that blogs can live and peace and harmony, while also be a source of inspiration and learning. Even when they live in a self maintained world of jargon and thought grenades. But every now and then we can dust ourselves off, come down from the upper reaches and get our hands dirty. We provide this service at no cost to you all, no matter how separated from society you may feel. So that’s the nitty gritty word from above for the moment…

Ponder this….

Insecurity – the reason for every evil action in the universe?
Or the real reason behind every action taken by humans?
(We’re talking subconscious here peoples!)

Be mindful of your surrounding and erogenous zones!

I fell into a trap I set for myself….

Monday, September 11, 2006

Burden of Proof

Haphazard Samplings

Coen Bros Filmography:

From a random a sample during the week I found a few people not schooled up on this film-making duo. But instead of me doing reviews or giving my opinion, I decided to just list their work in order and you can judge their merits autonomously, and educate yourself about any that you’ve missed. Placing the onus back on you!

  • The Ladykillers (2004)
  • Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
  • The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
  • Barton Fink (1991)
  • Miller's Crossing (1990)
  • Raising Arizona (1987)
  • Crimewave (1985)
  • Blood Simple. (1984)

Ok I’m not claiming I’ve seen all of these, or that every one of them is a complete movie masterpiece, although at least 3 definitely are. I just think if you don’t know much about these guys and their work it is worth exploring! My preferred ones are: The man who wasn’t there, and O brother…. I’m sure all would kick snakes on a planes arse!

Just to show music fans I’m not marginalising them to reach the film buff crowd, here is a tracklisting of the David Bowie album ‘Ziggy Stardust’. I decided to reference cultural icons for once cos I never really go into detail much…

  • 1. Five Years
  • 2. Soul Love
  • 3. Moonage Daydream
  • 4. Starman
  • 5. It Ain't Easy
  • 6. Lady Stardust
  • 7. Star
  • 8. Hang Onto Yourself
  • 9. Ziggy Stardust
  • 10. Suffragette City
  • 11. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
  • 12. John, I'm Only Dancing
  • 13. Velvet Goldmine
  • 14. Sweet Head
  • 15. Ziggy Stardust
  • 16. Lady Stardust

Should I get all High-fidelity and start making top ten lists for every occasion past, present and fictional? TBA

Media quickies:

Stuff on TV that’s worth checking out:

  • The Soprano’s
  • Big Love
  • Family Guy
  • The Simpsons

Which are currently all playing episodes which haven’t been played on NZ TV (well when season 17 of the Simpsons starts they will be. Watch out for the starting sequence acted out by human actors…) Usual shizz really, not that I endorse television “drug of the nation, breading ignorance and feeding radiation” (not that I don’t endorse drugs).

Song of the week: Anyone heard that song by “Peter Bjorn and John” called ‘Young folks’ probably the sorta thing that I might get sick of in months to come, buts it’s a cool catchy breakbeat with laidback darkish verses, but has an upbeat poppy chorus. High rotate on the portable media player for the week!

Also notice five years on (yes it has been that long)… I noticed Loose Change (a.k.a Let’s Roll 9-11) has reached the mainstream media. Even if most people shrug it off as a “conspiracy theory” at least it may open up discussion, and help people realise that the sympathy and patriotism was used and abused by the Bush administration for their own ends. Whether or not they could organise something that big is still very very debatable. Hopefully were all abit more aware next time someone cloaks themselves in the flag and manipulates patriotic nationalism.

Thanks to anonymous for recommending some reading. Didn't have time to read a whole novel (just at the mo), but Took a look online and found out about the book and its general themes, which touch upon my rant last week about most of the world being caught in an economic hell-hole. But as long we have our morning beverage and syndicated publication we don’t really give a fuck.

TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Lust Ambition and Greed

Let me tell you how it will be...

The weekly chronicles of all that’s unclear or nonsensical, all chucked round in the mixer, until your thoughts can no longer hold their own weight! (back to cloud gazing)
This goes out to my Brooklyn crew!
The last hurrah of the withdrawn homespun earthbound life form, aching for pain to rein on the angry, purges of negative units/particles/substances from an otherwise pure world… of death, fear, power (victims), nature, torture, natural disasters, peace, love, envy, hate, guilt, regret, shit, fertilizer, used vessels, empty promises, promiscuous needs, people rewarded that don’t deserve it, people getting absolutely shat on who never hurt a fly, and the happy-go-lucky-medium-impartial-outcast of truth, justice, and the way of the rich…
But everything is the same, incapable of separation (only deterioration), one’s good is another bad, your windfall is another’s adversity, up, down, left, right, infinite lives…

...If I had something to say, I’d say what I mean…

Is the global population explosion of the last 100-250 years the inherent flaw infecting everything and dragging humanity and the earth down a big freakin’ plughole? Or am I applying an artificial narrative construct of my own overtop of essentially random events that have more a statistical explanation than either a spiritual or historical one. Cumulative rotational cycles within a much larger/longer pattern of time/space continuums, what would I know, I just work here…
Conflict gonna ruin us all?

Still I can hear myself shouting at the sky, telling it to knell down or at least show mercy on our souls.

All I can state with almost absolute certainty is that my life could be considered perfect compared with 95% of the other inhabitants of this globe, but it still feels messed up and jerked around. Maybe it’s a desire for control that can never be fulfilled? What am I…? Freud? Socrates? A poor man’s Skinner? Not in this life….

Everything is funny in a sad sort of way!

Because people seem to be mildly amused by these, and I’m obviously not shy (or proud) to gap fill….

Another 10 Things you'd love to say out loud at work:

1. It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of karma to burn off.
2. Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
3. And your cry-baby whiny assed opinion would be?
4. Do I look like a f*%$ing people person to you?
5. This isn't an office. It's Hell with fluorescent lighting.
6. I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.
7. Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.
8. If I throw a stick, will you leave?
9. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.
10. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.

Am I a modern version of my ancestors?

I wish I could go back in time...

It may be shit, but at least it's my shit!
cher to Ro for da links...