Thursday, November 13, 2008

If Only I Could Think Of Better Titles

none shall pass

why keep it real
if reality sucks?


Leave/learn while you still can't!


We all know:

that nobody knows
the way it all goes
or why the winds blow
from violet and rose
to the tip of your toe

More is Less

"this
is
not

the
end

of
the
world


this
is

the
end

of
an

economic

cycle"


When is a recession a depression?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Symetrics New Glove Child

Fads and obsessions go on without me
but I will try to recall some with pride

This years champion dwarf marigold

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Generic Empty Promises Made Assertively

Has
anyone
ever
thought of
addressing
the realm
of
complementary
heated
beverages
and the
issues
surrounding
major
disadvantages
suffered by
those
who
do not
drink
tea
and/or
coffee
when
offered
daily by
travel service
providers
??
?

Friday, November 07, 2008

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

The time has come the tide has turned
so put down the flag or get burned
it's all over now yet barely begun
conquest is futile the battle is won
politics is fashion stale and brittle
we've come so far and learnt so little
hope for a change or change for a hope
get off the platform and give me the rope
your face won't mind if you smile or pout
options are endless: man up or get out

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spiral Of Silence

"We started our discussions by accepting the government's commitment to it's economic policy, but the question we increasingly asked ourselves was how we could make the economy fit for people to live in...

I was certainly not alone in this preoccupation"

David Lange -my life- p.228

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Annoyingly Asinine Alliteration Article

Read for yourself:

  • Gross gossip guarantees guerrilla guesswork, geographical generalities, grandstanding and golden garnishes of gentle garrotting.
  • Fiscal folly frustrates famed firms finally flagged from fleecing flocks of families, forcing financial funerals.
  • Independent interviews influence international interest, igniting informed inquiries into imaginative isolationists intently imbibing intoxicants.
  • Current circumstances: Crazy crackpots cranking circular collider can cause calamitous catastrophes. Could cosmic chaos crush civilisation? Cowering civilians cry "cripes!"
  • Long luscious looks leave lingerie lost. Leading to: liquor, ligaments loosened, and light lubrication. Last liquid linkages left luminous long-time.
  • Failed fruitpickers fix functional faults for frugal farmers finding Fijians funny fingersizes forever flawed.
  • Palin's policies peddling Pentecostal patronage of premarital purgatory. Provoke painful penny-pinching pressures prior to probable poor polling.
  • Tough times turn tax testimonies to testing targets, turning tame traditionalists into tragic turncoats too tired to try.
  • Minor minimalists make messy montages, maximising many makes of motorcar. Mainly masking most Marxist manipulations majestically.
  • Overachieving Obama outspends overly optimistic octogenarian omnipotently opposed onward to oligarchy.
  • Placid Palmy paints painted pastoral picturesqueness pleasantly passing processing platitudes professionally.
  • Election edicts endorses early enrolment evocation, especially eternal emos, elderly entities and even enthusiastic evangelists earning Euros elegantly.
  • Racist Republicans rally round right-wing rectum rangers, reciting regal rodgerings reeking of relatively raw rage.
  • Merciless marketeering milk manufacturers, make micro-managing mangled miniature multivitamins mistakenly made in Mandarin milieu mishap moment.
  • As assorted arsenals of aimlessly armed airguns across Auckland's assault areas are accused, assailants acrimonious and awful atrocity alarms all.
  • Polished porcelain partitions paint perky portions pathetically past porky pastry pies piled partially prematurely post pious precautions.
  • Monday's melee makes me mostly miss MacIntyre's melodious mini-me. Mighty male master's momentum moved militarily map-wise to main mustering meetings.
  • Toilet time tales takes tearful tension toward today's tedious tormented telling of totally toasted Tuesday togetherness.
  • Overexposed Obama's ominous occurrence outflow, only oversees occasional outlets of omissions operating ostensibly outlandish ostrich-like older optimists.
  • Faltering financial failure floats frozen funds forbidden to fix foreclosures, fool farmers and find fees. F*ck free-market fixtures found fundamentally flawed.
  • Secret Satan shoots scholarly school students sincerely studying Santa's sins.


Once again this post is for: J. Ho, deej & son...

Clutter begets Clutter

Now that everybody's here...

may I please have your attention:


  • There is nothing left to fear, as long as you trust no one.
  • As it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end.
  • I used to be deep, but then I caved in to the market.
  • We all like fighting, but there has to be a better way.
  • The world used to be alright, what happened?
  • I could tell you everything, but you wouldn't like it.
  • Superficial is now just not shallow enough.
  • Our eyes tell us: appearance trumps experience.
  • Long haired freaky people need not apply.
  • Profit soar like eagles, as wages plunge like rocks.
  • Get your coats we're leaving.
  • Exit music
  • Fin
please vote anyway, it won't hurt you

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tigerbomb Breakfast Trendspotter Acrobat Static

"Don't strip off my bark - I have been stripped of it before
Yesterday's gone and tomorrow has so much more in store

You are a bird - you're taking off in every way
Say the last word until there is nothing more to say

Don't interrupt - you know the squirrels are my friends
Get off my limb - for I will break before I bend

I am a tree - counting my rings will do no good
I won't live long but I would be with you if I could

When you take flight, remember me to one who lives there
Since you have flown, there's something special in the air"


(GUIDED BY VOICES - I am A Tree
Mag Earwig!)



"Collected my belongings and I left the jail.
Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell.
I had to think awhile. I had to think awhile.

Well that is that and this is this.
Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed,
when the ocean met the sky.
You missed when time and life shook hands and said goodbye.
When the earth folded on itself.
And said 'Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell
are really there, but I wouldn't hold my breath.'
You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death?"

(MODEST MOUSE - Ocean Breathes Salty
Good News For People Who Love Bad News)


I'm A Believer

"Everybody is looking for someone who can stand up in the wind. It is lonely standing up and crowded lying down. I refuse to be an anchor for other people's dreams - but then I refuse to anchor mine to anyone else. So I have no choice but to stand up and piss into the wind."

Hunter S. Thompson - The Proud Highway


Raoul Duke: "There was only one road back to L.A. - U.S. Interstate 15. Just a flat-out high speed burn through Baker and Barstow and Berdoo. Then onto the Hollywood Freeway, straight on into frantic oblivion. Safety. Obscurity. Just another freak, in the freak kingdom.

We'd gone in search of the 'American dream'. It had been a lame fuck around. A waste of Time. But there was no point in looking back, fuck no! Not today thank you kindly. My heart was filled with joy. I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger, a man on the move and just sick enough to be totally confident..."


Friday, October 10, 2008

Loner on the Highway to Happiness




Imploding Social Scenes
Broken Financial Markets
Have nothing to do with this post!




Originality is Dead; Long Live Aimless Repetition!

organised chaos
unconnected randomness

free market stagnation
mutual strangulation

climate of panic
business as usual

mutating like a virus
spreading like wildfire

fraudulent construct
Noble lies

inverse proportions
transverse vectors

an old theory of everything
nothing new under the sun

devils on speed
apocalypse on horseback

fear and intimidation
shock and awe

digital representations of real life
meta tags and glad rags

your not getting younger
time's tide will smother you

naked ambition
modus operandi

when the sun goes down
we all hit oblivion

don't be sad, we all die alone
unless it's a mass suicide

gumption tested by events
the divine roulette wheel

finger on the pulse
fist in the air

outside me
inside you

Monday, September 29, 2008

Courtship in the Youtube Age

When is a recession a depression?

I am a composite of various moods and organic materials.

We only know part of what we don't know, unless we don't anything?

I worship and fear the blue Screen of Death.

As I see it. In my opinion. I think that...

I am America and so can you on Tuesdays.

After-dinner-graffiti. Wake up and go to bed.

Get off the damn roof, before the vice squad.

Most of my hero's don't appear on stamps, but they'd lick you.

You are now rocking with the Best, the worse and all that I can be.

I wasn't unhappy, I just wasn't satisfied.

If I was a bumper sticker I'd be a badge.

Leave me be, I'm craving attention.

It took years to become an overnight success.

You're the conflicted one, I'm just oxymornic.

Polymorphic anthropomorphisms.

If you don't get, I don't either.

Go confuse yourself, if you don't like the way I do it.

Slogans are for losers!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Beauty of the Islands


We may be a small nation, but New Zealanders have achieved many firsts: women's and universal suffrage, splitting the atom, climbing Mount Everest and going nuclear free.

Sins of the Crown


Aggression in leaders is a sign of weakness.

A good leader doesn't rule by hitting people over the head, that is called assault not leadership.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Quest for the Moral Highground

Three "Easy Answers"
for controlling and enjoying life...

  • Balance
  • Moderation
  • Simplicity


Sounds simple, but is it?


Yours sincerely,
The crusader for moral justice in a painless world...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Name in Print

Part-time narcissist becomes full-blown ego manic!

The following post is cobbled together from stuff I have written and submitted for publication in other places. These writings don't really fit with the rest of my blog that well, until I fiendishly put this introduction here, to place the whole thing in context! Now there is no end to my ultimate power. I can raise an army with my pen, then wake up and tell other people that my dreams are quite abstract, even for my own tastes, but I digress...


Four Mini-album reviews of NZ bands:


Band: Collapsing Cities:
Album: Elixir Always

Collapsing Cities are a four-piece Indie-pop band from Auckland that recently played in Christchurch in April. They are known for their great live performances and off beat lyrics that focus on the quirky aspects of city life. “Elixir Always” is their debut album which was released last month, includes the songs “Seriously” and “So I said last weekend…”


Band: Sam Flynn Scott and the B.O.P:
Album: Straight Answer Machine

Sam Flynn Scott is a Wellington singer/songwriter's known for his work as part of the NZ band “The Phoenix Foundation”. His music could be described as an alternative mix of country and folk, but really it is just good guitar-based Low-Fi rock. “Straight Answer Machine” is Sam’s second solo album, and this time his is joined by his band the B.O.P (which apparently stands for the “Bunnies on Ponies”.)


Band: Tiger tones:
Album: Self-titled debut Album

This Christchurch alt-rock Group are previous winners of Roundup band competition (held annually at the Dux) have now released their self-titled debut album. Known for their great live shows, they have captured their raw energy and enthusiasm in this 11 track LP released on Christchurch based Pinacolada Records, which includes the songs 'Pop Eats Pop' and 'Saturday Nights'.



Band: Flight of the Conchords
Album: Self-titled debut Album

Now this album doesn't need quite as much promotion as the others as it has already gone to number 3 on the US charts, which is a pretty amazing achievement for a kiwi Folk-comedy duo. It is a funny album of well constructed humorous songs from the HBO series, such as "Inner city Pressure" and "Business Time". Worth a Grammy or two!



My summary of Hoi An, Vietnam:

My favourite destination from my time travelling in Vietnam was a little town on the coast called Hoi An. It is so historical it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, because it's a well-preserved example of a South-east Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries. Old-style colonial buildings that were built-up over centuries of contact with traders dominate and show signs of Chinese, Portuguese and French influences. Cars are banned from the old part of town so that the old cobble-stone streets won't be damaged. It is one of the cheapest places I know to buy silk, suits and pretty much anything you can think of. It has a really nice French bakery called 'Cargo' with exquisite sandwiches, cakes and the nicest coffee this side of Arabia! The town is really made for tourists to visit, has some great bars and restaurants. You can hire a bike for less than US$1 a day then go as far as your legs will take you, and I got the strap on my watch fixed for US$2, in about 30 seconds! A short bus ride away is the ruins of the Champa people, who were located there between the 10th to 13th centuries. Unfortunately many of the structures were damaged by bombing in what the locals refer to as "The American War", which we know by another name. So if you find your self in the area, be sure to drop by, or consult your trusty "Lonely Planet" for more info.



Letters to the Editor
of a Provincial Rag:



Media To Blame:

Dear Editor
Although the students will mostly take the blame for the carnage of the weekend, and deservedly so. Other contributors to the events such as the police and media need to realise their involvement. It is almost like they wanted a riot to happen. What do you expect when the media beats-up the story so much and then the police play right into the trouble makers hands, by constantly visiting Castle Street all day to get them all primed up for a battle. I am not knocking the officers themselves, as the majority of police do a fine job. But the decision makers at the top, seemed to make conflict a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is apparent when it is realised that it was mostly Otago students involved, as the amount of students travelling from Canterbury was significantly lower this year. Also a seemingly ubiquitous binge drinking culture does not help. My main attack though is reserved for the media themselves who seem to relish and encourage anything that will get public attention, however detrimental it is. . But as we slowly see serious newspapers descend into tabloids and the 6 O'clock news turn to a soap opera, maybe I should just be apathetic and accept that journalistic standards are slipping. As they say; you can't fight progress.

One True God?:

Dear Editor
In response to the letter from Ross J Alexander (1st September), who compares our 10 cent coin to a graven idol. While I respect all personal belief's (and also cultures); I would ask Ross if he objects to the prayer in the first line of our national anthem, or is his "God" the only true deity by decree, and all others are false?



Cultural Elites:

Dear Editor
As a member of Ngai Tahu by birth and the NZ historic places trust by choice, I am increasingly becoming ashamed and disillusioned by the actions of my tribe. Which of course does not mean the tribal members themselves but the 'suits' at the top who only seem interested in money and power games. First the Sunnyside Administration building and now Wigram Airbase. It reminds me of the part of Animal Farm when the pigs took over, and then started walking on two feet. Basically the people in charge of our interests do not consult with anyone but their elite mates, and when they do ask for 'opinion' we are given very limited options. But it's not like politics where I can join or vote for another party. So hopefully in future I can do something to bring power back to the people.


Georgian Conflict:

Dear Editor
After reading recent correspondence regarding the conflict in Georgian, I felt compelled to respond. To put it bluntly anyone who is either, fiercely Pro-Russian or Pro-US, is either bias, ignorant or both. I do appreciate all people have opinions, but if they aren't based on any fact or knowledge, what is the point? Both sides have blood on their hands and any apologist for either faction is uninformed. People should possibly leave International Relations comments to the experts or try to find some in depth news coverage that analyses the situation in it's full context.





Obviously I'm prepared to do anything to get myself noticed. Clean your car for a dollar mister? Especially to create a wholesome diversion while my evil plans are hatching! (evil laugh) I'll tell you one for free though if you don't blow my cover... I will plant strawberries in a public place and then put up a sign saying "Please don't eat these strawberries, as they are being used in a controlled research activity". But the only research will be to see if anyone eats them! That will show them all...

How nice of me to share!

Time Will Tell

As I've said before on at least one occasion: when life is good the blogging suffers! Well... so be it! You can't have your cake and eat it too. Or to put it more precisely: you can't enjoy your happiness and then moan that you're not sad any more. I can still do some crazy patterns like this though...



Freaky shizzle!


POST SCRIPT:
If you squint your eyes it's kind of like a wasp orgy... I wish the bees would kill them already, and stop the crazy wasp sex-parties that are corrupting our nations poor, innocent, youthful, advertising-executives and their button-down-Madison-Avenue-scene-trip-out-fiesta... we know your out there so just come out and fight, don't think you can stand behind your puppets forever! Turn us all against ourselves will you? Oh, so we did that before you existed? I guess you can carry on then, you money accumulating, space-time continuum adherents! We can build a machine to smash your particles, at catastrophic speeds. Create worm holes in your foot holds, and right through a bottle-neck. Take that big bang!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Confront thy Demons

Compulsive behaviour helps no-one...

EXCEPT THE CORPORATIONS!!!

(...damn those corporate ba$ards...)

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sequel to an Earlier Post


Don't search for meanings...

Unless you want the answers.




These are of not much value...
just part of my alliteration game!

Compiled from a bunch of short messages sent
electronically to unsuspecting suburbanites
minding their own business...


  • Mondays make many men melancholy, maybe measuring meaningless milestones misuses mind matter merely made momentous.
  • Pen pushing parliamentarians promoting prescribed privileges, prevent partisan politics progressing past pending pollution problems.
  • Fully functional flutes float fittingly for fictional flamingos filtered first fortnightly from Frankenstein's facial features.
  • Impending implosion imminent in incomplete indices imbibed as informal infant is intending invitation in inner-city.
  • Stubborn seasonal snow scatters slick slush, slowly surrounding schools signalling snowboarding seriousness semi socially.
  • Cancerous cretins create carnage concerning Christchurch choirs casually corralling cows caught causing continuing concern currently.
  • Tarnished through teen touching trout, townies trek tenaciously toward trails topically; touting today, tomorrow, Timaru!
  • Bold Bikers bristle by bouncing boobs bobbing blustery beside bible bashing by-law bunny boilers building beastly bemusement.
  • Wee Willie-winky won't work whilst world wars wake worried warriors who Wiki's worldwide web wasted.
  • Madman Mugabe's mercenary minions monstrously milk mankind's murderous military mindset.
  • Vindictive Veitch virtually vetoes visual viewings of violence verification
  • Polite principles place pickled Peters' petty payment processes publicly poised, post partial parody publicity postponement policy.
  • Failed finance firms fall foul, finally forcing frugal folks from Foxton to focus faintly for fickle feeding frenzy.
  • Despite defiant Dan's determination Dingo Deans destroyers dented and denied dynamic defence deployment.
  • Consistent committed competitors chance considerable Chinese chaos to contest convincingly in corporate controlled competition.
  • Promo pylon parking prevents possible pioneers perverting pink postcard piking, puking and plastering prostitutes.
  • Amiable Austin's animated alliteration assuages Auckland acquaintance's anxiety.
As always additional access accelerated.

For John, Dillon and William!

Thought Grenades for the Delirious


Definitions for the cynical:
(warning may offend the close minded*)

Religion - Organised Ignorance
Addiction - Perpetual self-martyrdom
Excuses - Outward Denial
Apathy - Mental Stagnation

(any additional entries for this new dictionary welcomed)


Cheesy Lessons for the Learned:

democracy counts heads
not what's in them

Hope for the best
plan for the worst
(*or the easily offended)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fade to Grey

Just to let you know...

I'm all* better now after the outbursts in the previous posts. Thanks for asking... Cheers, for all the concern over the depressed, attention-seeking ramblings of two weeks ago. These were necessary for personal development reasons, that you may now know of, if you know my non-digital real world equivalent form. But highly irrelevant to all others. Apologies and congratulations for the achievements that I'm sure you have accomplished due to personal suffering. So not to sound overly optimistic, but lets do all we can to make ourselves happy, by making others happy in a long term fashion, not short term. As we all seem so focused on the now, I know that is technically all we have. As past and future are merely abstract concepts that only exist in the mind and some documented records. But a focus on upcoming events and goals is far better than just living for today. I think I'm turning slightly evangelical, though I have no believe or connection to any religion or belief system established by others. Sermon complete.






p.s...
Just watched Se7en the David Fincher movie again today, and that is still as good as it ever was over 10 years ago! Exact same applies to Pulp Fiction, except obviously it's a Tarantino flick.



*I now we are never ALL better, or else we would have nothing to improve on!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Movie Within a Movie (Warning: Explicit Language)

My precious ego needs pandering.

Manipulate the system, before it manipulates you!

The world wasn't made for me, so I have to change it as I am able to
or accept my own limitations and move on.

How can you relate to others, if you can't relate to your self?

The only shit thing about being unique is you have little in common with others.

Negativity feeds off itself, as does positivity.

We are all prostitutes, just not all for sex!

We we're all thinking it.

Please forgive me.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Dark Passenger Whispering


The ever-living ghost of what once was

They worm their way in then they shut you out

hope for the best plan for the worst

I'm not realistic I'm just bitter

Deconstruction of Individual Identity

Who is

Luther Blissett?






Find out for yourself...

(the eternal oscillation of human fortune)

Friday, August 15, 2008

After Life Management

Sunshine and Lollipops
(Or The meaning of Life part II*)



Can all spiritual experiences be explained in a scientific context?

Not denying the existence of a god but allowing for an alternative that makes the validity of a higher power irrelevant. Part of a great plan, a great cosmic reality, devoid of petty details that only have relevance in a limited context. There are infinite perceptions of reality but only one that matters, yours.

Hard to imagine, even harder to believe...
Mystical experiences = meaningfulness
Self-exploration = Therapy
Love myself and in doing so love mankind

There is no self, we're all just part of the universe, life is filled with meaning and importance. You just have to see it. Become something more than yourself. Find value in people instead of distancing yourself. Find who you are and why you live.

Explanation of all life or a feeling that shows it didn't really matter either way, due to stimulation of the right temporal lobe? Are shared experiences of seeing a "light" or a vortex proof of an afterlife, or just the final functions of a dying brain, consciousness does not depend on a functioning brain.

Out of darkness into light, ignorance to understanding...


(*mostly sourced from a documentary about studies into the brain activity of people who have near-death expericences)

Coping Stratagem

"Ours perceptions are more important than our reality...


I am fine... I just lost my mind

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Critical Meltdown

Troubled Individual Seeks Similar
My first big break (down)
This is where it got a little dark...


a jumbled mess of feelings and thoughts that will have very little meaning to all but a few...so skip this one if you are in the mood for laughs, I just had to put it here so I could calm myself.


some tried to warn me, some couldn't see
I was in a spiral of self destruction
I had ideas above my station
I was not motivated to achieve
I was meant for something else
I was meant to be someone else
I was acting like someone else
I now don't know who I am
I am struggling

waiting around for nothing
something else may never come
others won't do it for you
if you don't act for yourself

I search for meanings never there
but life goes charging on
stop seeking out the answers
if questions are meaningless
the more you dig the less you know
and the pursuit may finish you

one person in particular saw it everyday
I ignored the warnings and now I have to pay

the worst form of torture
I developed in my mind
used only against myself
friendly fire is unkind

ignored misused and abused for so long
my mental notes became volumes of guilt
But my mind remembers it all
this could haunt me for some time

I wish I could forget or at least not regret
so now I get to rebuild in another way



The Straw That broke the Camel's Back...

I wasn't really coping but couldn't tell anyone
now I'm still not coping but don't have to lie
we have to hit bottom before we can be saved

no one to blame but myself
you were right
and I was wrong

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Suspension of Disbelief

This world of circulating life and death blinds the enraptured mortals from the immortal realm of the artistic and spiritual.


I can feel them floating around me...

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Building Bridges to Knock them Down

I DON'T WANT POWER...
I JUST WANT TO
CONTROL EVERYTHING!




So you may have come to realise by now that this blog does not know what on earth it is doing or where it's going, but it does it anyway. It doesn't know all the answers, it may not know half the answers*. In fact the answers that it does actually think it knows are (or could be) completely (or at least partially) false.Kind of symbolic of myself and my approach to life.
This could be frustrating for some but may also produce varying levels of excitement for others, from the randomness created. Being prepared to rethink things on a daily basis, challenge our own thoughts, entrenched opinions, what we take for granted and/or think is real. Not because we flip-flop, but because we grow.


The puzzlement of the unknown, the drama that is encapsulated, the eternalness of the unknowable and the laughter that ensues. The choice to seek out new ideas, search for intelligence and quality where it can be found, and the willingness to carry on regardless of what may alter our perceptions. And so forth.... Out of me noggin' am I?



So don't mind if you don't always know what I'm talking about, because it's sometimes subjective, and I do flick between many different topics very quickly, and occasionally without prior warning.


THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS!
*exact percentage unknown at time of print

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Imagination Costs Nothing


"It all happened too fast
to concentrate...




(pleasant malice)

we're all the same
we're all different
we're all insecure
we're all ego-driven
we're all normal
we're all weird



(connections, connections...)

everybody in the world knows us somehow
they just don't all know how yet
this is known somehow
Six degrees up in this bee-arch!!!

"Just about got away on me then...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Grandiose Solitude

"Everybody makes mistakes...
just some more frequently than others.



no life today for inner peace

if everything leaves do feelings release?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Extinct Theories

"It's not you
it's me...


Organised Randomness:


just because you don't know what you wanna do...
doesn't mean you shouldn't do it

we are never going to be treated any better...
than we treat ourselves

there is no rhythm in the world...
without movement first



One Million clichés:

losing interest in the games we play on a daily basis
I must have given up years ago
on the verge of a breakdown
loose cars, fast women
paranoid delusions
can't cope with rejection
all the kings horses and all the kings men
disillusioned dreamer
playing with my own heart
confused by myself
I hate me more than you do
the actions I took were clearly my own
I blame myself for thinking alone
lack of judgement and poor taste
that is all I would like to say on the matter


"Hello Darkness
my old friend...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Exercise in Futility




Got some space you would like to devalue? Then these should come in handy, you could print them off and make them into posters or just crappify your desktop or workspace if you want. Actually it's pretty much open for you to do what you like with them.
But ignore them at your own risk!

Next weeks themes include:
Icons, screen savers and humorous farting sounds for when you clear your recycling bin!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Defiance of Logic

"Oh I do have a private life that influences all my thoughts, decisions, opinions, emotions, tastes, feelings, triumphs, disasters, past and present...

I just don't talk about it here much.


They are all in my heart though
and will flow through my words

for as long as I write them you can read them
whenever you like I don't mind
eventually lack of attention may disillusion me

but I can't see that happening, especially on the internet
there is always a sucker to get hooked on what you got




Do you like green?

Periods Of Uncertainty

Obsess much?

Life imitates art
imitates life imitates art imitates life imitates art imitates life imitates heart imitates knife imitates brain imitates others imitates spite imitates television imitates hands imitates forever.

Don't try and be different...
Or you won't be the same!


Monday, July 07, 2008

Attack Decay Sustain Release

Disposable Heroes/Income:
(OR a good old political rant of misplaced anger*)

If I had a private army
I'd take it to Zimbabwe
unleash it on Mugabe
murder death kill

he deserves a proper death
long slow and torturous
but that's sinking to his level
Well we're already there

surely he should be dead by now?
What sort of world kills Ghandi
MLK, JFK, Bhutto, Lennon, etc...
but let's human waste like
Pinochet, Pol Pot and Mugabe
live to a ripe old age???

I'm disgusted in us all
especially myself

why do we assassinate good people?
I guess it's cos only evil people kill others
that is why we need good assassins like in the movies some sort of Norris/Eastwood/Stallone/Willis mission? but I forgot all the good guys are already at war
surely the UN can't talk and do nothing forever
unless that's what it was always designed for
a system to legitimate diplomatic inertia
while they sit on their washed hands
doing nothing nothing nothing
economic interests prevail
blood flows through Africa

seems the only people that want power
are the ones prepared to use it
to get themselves to power
and keep themselves powerful

so by definition all leaders are power hungry control freaks only wanting to perpetuate their own interests, feed their egos, scratch their cronies
backs and punish their opponents... however benignly they achieve this.
unless they're ignorant puppets like bush


not to mention all the other bad governments, regimes, atrocities, and genocide happening around Africa and the third world, that are obviously not as important as celebrity romance, sports and buying shit we don't need, on credit we can afford, to benefit people that despise our existence... (see comment attached)
*natural anger helps me post

Mainstream Alternatives

"This is not going to be pretty...

(open your mind)

Alternative mainstreams
demanding attention
-+-
request new data
from old confessions
-+-
good for nothing
self -appointed genius
-+-
all in jest
it ain't too serious

"This is why we can't have nice things...


Thursday, July 03, 2008

This Ain't No Disco

You can be assure the reasons for this, are random and not deliberate.

This is not an advertising space, as far as no one pays me, so you can be assured of my honest opinion, untainted by the sleaziness of money or commercial imperatives. I only really mention things I found really interesting, thought provoking or just damn good! In saying that much of the time I am promoting some sort of cultural document or artwork. Whether it be a new Album, movie or in this case a comic book/graphic novel:


I just read this recently after finding it on a friends coffee table. Took me a while to get through it the first time, so I then re-read the whole thing again quickly. Which is really how these things should be enjoyed. Burn out, not fade away.

An exploration of American culture thought the eyes of a corporate executive who has just gone through some personal crisis of his own. This takes place right around the time of the most publicised event in modern history. So permanent in the collective memory of the West it has been given it's own three digit code: 9-11.

Is America broken or being fixed?

Monday, June 30, 2008

Trouble that can't be named

Loneliness is emptiness and promises are meaningless.

You and me are different, and we just can't have that.

Beware of those prepared to protect their own values by sacrificing the lives of others.

God is unemployed and lonely.

I am a tree.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Silenced By Death


"It's called the
American Dream,

because you have to be asleep to believe it!"

George Carlin
(12 May 1937 - 22 June 2008)
R I P

Tribute:
(eyes open/eyes closed)

woke up and went walking
in the cold darkened rain
thought about the future
it was coming either way

guessed I wouldn't notice
people missing from my day
you'll still be heard talking
eloquent but plain

generating laugher
humour was your way
looking at the world
honouring it's shame

highlighting stupidity
and unnecessary rage
a strong insightful voice
so seldom seen on stage





Time Piece
"It's a big club and you ain't in it!"

Monday, June 23, 2008

State The Obvious

Slogo hater hymns
for Homo sapiens

(slogos for the bros woes)
Nasty little words
that mean so little
I'm not there, I'm here.
I'm not dated, I'm retro.
I'm not lazy, I'm creative.
I'm not insane, I'm illogical.
I'm not messy, I'm abstract.
I'm not lonely, I'm independent.
I'm not elitist, I'm discerning.
I'm not improving, I'm developing.
I'm not apathetic, I'm uninspired.
I'm not defective, I'm biological.
I'm not ruthless, I'm determined.
I'm not boring, I'm analytical (ha-ha anal)
I'm not pathetic, I'm misunderstood.
I'm not completing, I'm delegating.
I'm not dead, I'm sleeping.
I'm not this, I'm that.
I should work in PR (not)
I'm not x, I'm y.

Pursue the Unattainable

Watch out!

you might get what you're after...


Cool baby strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight wait 'til the party's over
Hold tight we're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

(talking heads)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fetish of the Month Club (Original 12 Inch Mix)

Dominance and Territory

Things that make even less sense when I type them out...
(a.k.a: Snappy answers to questions that were never asked)

Our strongest opinions are based on the things we know least about.

Every body make mistakes, just some more frequently than others.

Develop your relationship with life, the universe and everything (including yourself).

A small gain is never worth a big loss.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Delusions of Grandeur

Why aren't I God yet?

Blissful Ignorance Rewarded Profusely

Playing around with words
like they were toy trucks
in the sandpit...

light of my life
milk of kindness

fuel for the fire
food for thought

nectar for the soul
comfort for the weak

defeat for arch rivals
revolt for the oppressed

love for the forgotten
excitement for the bland

solutions for the damned
positivism for the hopeless

hope for the disillusioned
something we can cling to

Stupidity Breeds Contempt

Intermittent fretworks
Disconnected networks
Interconnected guesswork
Independence = Isolation
Dependence = Slavery
Shut up Mexted!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Parts of Parts of Parts

The Conditional Human

carnivorous thoughts

unbridled remorse

kamikaze solutions

unenviable guilt

hidden alliances

unflinching anger

wasted diplomacy

unexplainable reactions

automatic emotions

unrivalled self-pity

quelled rage

unwanted hatred

buried feelings

unquenchable lust

latent desires

uninspired habits

emotional let-down

uncontrolled passions

lingering resentment


up and down
round and round

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Permission Granted Access Denied

Fun n Games!

Spot the difference(s):



See if you know where these lyrics were stolen
sorry I mean appropriated from...
(different sources raided)

Hello Darkness
Hello Sunshine
Hello Not all All
Hello All the Time
Hello Nowhere
Hello Oblivion
Hello Goodbye...


Who shoot biggie smalls? If we don't get 'em they gonna kill us all!
I'm down for running up on those crackers and their city hall!


Daydream, I feel asleep between the flowers...
for a couple of hours, what a beautiful day!


To finish off Lyrics taken from
Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple...


I don't know what matters to you at this moment...
but that's all that matters to me.


Anyone that needs what they want,
and doesn’t want what they need
I want nothing to do with

Somebody’s watching. Maybe you want em to see you
But with your regrets and secrets you don’t really want them to be you.

Here Be Spoilers

Please the world
the way you can
pleasure is good
for everyone

It is a distinct possibility
that the world has
always been this fucked up
and never deviated from
its current course one iota.

I guess it's our job as to try
as hard as we can
to make it better
no matter how futile
this may seem...

A small job/effort now
may produce marvellous
results in years to come
but that is not a certainty

Your payback may not come
assumption is a form of laziness
seek out the truth
and new thoughts
but don't think you own them

nobody knows the answers
except for what they have proven
you may know for yourself
but may never be able to explain

The future is unwritten...
except for the part where
we all die!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Extreme Escapism Eclipses Equilibrium Equations Eloquently

Freedom!

...as long as you don't try to use it.
...the best abstract noun known.
...a great excuse to start a war.
...a very debatable concept.
... a great bumper sticker.
...to say you don't love.
...rapidly decreasing.
...worth fighting for?
...always in danger.
...never here?
...forgotten.
...for all?
...fear

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Viewer Discretion Is Advised

Preserved By Death!!

First in an undetermined series of recycled off cuts, not worthy to adorn the crest of this fine online journal of self-indulgent nonsensical mental indiscretions indecisively strewn from start to finish in a haphazard fashion, liable to change at random.

Villages shocked by horrific news!!!!
Past header pic magically migrates to this location below:

Btw... this was taken in Hanoi at the security post for Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum
No Cameras, short sleeves or smiling allowed, thank you very much.
As it upsets Uncle Ho's beauty sleep, which will last eternity at least...

end of part one

Also just thought I'd add extra for experts:

blah blah blah work work work sleep sleep sleep you you you

This I believe

Learn to question...

We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result.

No one can terrorise a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.

A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves.

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

Prog Version Slowly Crushed

For the 21st Century
New Abbreviations of the Old Apocalypse:

AM Armed Militia
BT Built Today
CD Collective Denial
DC Don't Collapse
PO Peak Oil
CA Con Artist
DD Dumb Down
NI Natural Ignorance
AI Authority Issues






Good night and good luck...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Time Passes With Less Hesitation

Old Age:


... and then one day I realised I was the old man
warning kids to get off the road
instead of being one of the kids on the road...


Who said freedom was free?


Friday, April 25, 2008

Inconsequential Drift

The Modernist's To Do Listings:
(Short-Medium-Long-eternal-term)

  • get lunch
  • move car
  • make bed
  • be positive
  • call cab
  • right wrongs
  • lick stamps
  • feed cat
  • contact people
  • learn Spanish
  • lynch mob
  • tell lies
  • find truth
  • train staff
  • fire missiles
  • force fire
  • cover arse
  • act guilty
  • pursue coitus
  • react accordingly
  • save nature
  • calm chaos
  • engage enemy
  • save friends
  • live deliberately
  • upgrade thought
  • launch program
  • see world
  • skip town
  • fear devil
  • prey god
  • collect badges
  • buy products
  • lose oneself
  • gain control
  • avoid responsibility
  • seek answers
  • enable addicts
  • generate income
  • secure finance
  • waste money
  • consider options
  • try anything
  • blame others
  • beg forgiveness
  • suck blow
  • choose life
  • be perfect
  • initiate revolt
  • get out
  • live life
  • die hard Align Center
  • change again

Monday, April 21, 2008

World Demands Oppression

progress is a fine thing, the trouble is it went on too long...


...clichés (that we need sometimes)


The grass is always greener...
it all comes out in the wash...
out of sight out of mind...
Cat got your tongue?
do the best you can...
get over it...
you do...
---------------


(lyrics I'm borrowing for non-argumentative purposes...)

...there is no perfection, that's an inane flawed theory..
...this is not scare scaremongering, this is really happening...
...I ain't got no enemies but, if you test me I will retaliate...
...the only love we have is love for ourselves,
we bury our secrets in the garden...
...soul on the mind, mind on the soul...
...miles apart, inches away...
-----------------------------------------
...I am the son and the heir of a shyness that was criminally vulgar...
...due to lack of interest tomorrow has been cancelled...


(Words taken away from each other then put together)


Turbulent Systems
--------------------
Unruly world
equations of motion
concepts of invariance
quid pro quo
game theory
man in decline
in flux
happen stance
bland suburban mulch
the good life?
empty and innocuous
future
pleasant gloom
never be too happy
all work and no play
routine and methodical
ancient and abiding
dominance and territory
margin of error
criticise thyself
continuous change
moving target
satisfaction
work
end
--
-
unseen manipulations
------------------------------
smokin' dak out the back(in')
we could pack a fat sack(in')
motivational lack(in')
lost desires attack(in')
but don't crack(in)' no flack(in')
if you dunno jack(in')

petition repetition repetition repetition repetition repetition repetition repetition repetition repetiti

Stuff I wrote down or read from other sources whilst at my workplace
then emailed back to myself to edit marginally and fill up space.
Okay this is going to be a mixed up load of... enjoy!
Have I written this before?
ground hog day
infinite loop
dé jà vu*



The Synthetic Age
In modern times we have managed to replicate many aspects of the past, except for the quality.

Material Fetishism
If the oppressed masses of the world were to unite or form a class consciousness, present power structures would be meaningless as they are based almost solely on an unequal distribution of wealth, and not as we are sometimes informed based on natural talents and abilities. If you really believe that vast wealth can be accumulated via 'hard work' or 'risk-taking' then shouldn't all inheritance be outlawed as it discourages people from both of those things. It only encourages people to jump vehemently to the defence of so-called 'property rights' and strongly resist any attempts to redistribute wealth...
Interaction of politics and economics...
RIP Zimbabwe, Burma, etc...

notes from the edge...
inside the thought factory...
Production line of the mind...
Mixing up storm, brewing up a cuppa....
Too busy, as always. Time/money paradox
Need more time,
but this must be sacrificed to obtain money.
Which is required to acquire possessions
which can be used to enjoy time.
Which you can't use
'cause you are too busy trying to get more money!
Endless cycle of labour
used to further others aims.
Means to an end.
Our forebears had it worse.
Who am I to complain?
A moaning whinger I assume...
The odds of winning the lottery aren't even worth a chance...
But we'll risk it as much as we can
for a opportunity to break out.
Is boredom better than being in pain
or would that at least provide some sort of stimulation
which is preferable
to the absence of any feeling or excitement.
Go on without me
I'll only drag you down
to my level
of wonder
at what is
and what isn't.

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
the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands
whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective,
may justly be pronounced the very definition of
tyranny

"The proper role of a healthily functioning economy is to destroy jobs and put labor to use elsewhere" -- Joseph Schumpeter