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:

  • 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
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
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

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

Monday, April 14, 2008

Mind is a Razor Blade

This blog will not make you live longer.
This blog will not give you the fix you need.
This blog will not freshen your breath.
This blog will not consolidate your finances.
This blog will not challenge you to scrabble.
This blog will not dig your own grave.
This blog will not rotate your tyres.
This blog will not invigorate your sex life.
This blog will not reduce your household expenses.
This blog will not accuse you of sin.
This blog will not irrigate your colon.
This blog will not publicise your acting career.
This blog will not listen to your problems.
This blog will not beat you to the punch.
This blog will not organise your sock drawer.
This blog will not alleviate your guilt.
This blog will not perform miracle surgery.
This blog will not steal your lunch money.
This blog will not bless you for eternity.
This blog will not uncover forgotten talents.
This blog will not wear protective clothing.
This blog will not solve your cryptic crossword.
This blog will not cancel third world debt.
This blog will not call you a liar.
This blog will not say sorry.
This blog will not complete the circuit.
This blog will not adjust the volume.
This blog will not sustain massive internal injuries.
This blog will not always be 100% original.
This blog will not try a hostile takeover.
This blog will not be here forever.
This blog will not save your life.
This blog will not de construct your universe... ohh wait, it will do that...
This blog will be here as long as it has to

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Stagnation and Subtraction

The routine of no routine

calling coming leasing
fleecing ready or not
over and out burger
in box message station
zero zero brava alpha
liquid tango roulette
origami rice
paper lesson tray
movement scenario
enlargement stoppage
quote miss mass
bliss wage gauge
lounge found port
pound nought sound
rout sunk cost
reap roost coitus
loss boss rigor mortis
Charlie kilo flamingo
beetle sequel leakage
orgy scandal cover up
denial rumour postage
lawyer task force removal
pending approval secret
manoeuvre function
void vacuum

Ideas change everything

urbane justice
guilt complexity
country mile
execution style
stand and deliver
we are together
lightning rod
wrecking ball
surface tension
action response
lacking results
enjoyment selective
deployment tentative
negative reinforcement
remote access
preventative practise
producing slackness
denied development
artistic embellishment
polish and wit
seeing red
breakfast in bed
dragon breath
life causes death
cultural methadone
we are alone

there is no I in rehab

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Everything Is Temporary

The struggle for transcendence...

Suffering is normal
Pain is normal

The sooner we can collectively realise these truths
the sooner we may think of ourselves less as victims
and stop attacking each other because we feel threatened
or attack because we fear that we will be attacked
or think that we have already been...

Do I really want to believe the truth?
or just a compromised version of the truth
that allows me to continue to do what I want to do?

Got no regrets... except I wish you we're here with me...

NB:If you haven't done so already...
Watch "Children Of Men" the 2006 movie starring Clive Owen.
It is definitely one of the best films I have ever seen!