Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pre-Xmas Rape-Culture Rant-Fest

Where do journalists and photographers get their food from when their filming diasterporn and starving people?

Or is that a really stupid question?

Other types of porn I have come across that don't involve naked people:

  • foodporn
  • cloudporn
  • architectureporn
  • tortureporn
  • wordporn
is the whole world is getting slowly* pornographied? Or just ex-disney stars?

Weird how people use the 'logic' in cases sexual assault and rape of 'well what was she wearing?' or 'well she was hanging out at night having fun, what did she expect? tut, tut..'

but your never hear someone say after a burglary "oh what do they expect, with that big flash house out in the open for anyone to see" or when a car gets stolen: "did you see how big those wheels were? that's just asking for trouble, if you ask me" ...and we didn't.

*relatively speaking

Sly Grogger

I could spend a whole lifetime trying to read every book I could...
I could spend a whole lifetime trying to listen to all the music I could...
I could spend a whole lifetime trying to study all the theories I could...
I could spend a whole lifetime trying to learn all the histories I could...
I could spend a whole lifetime trying to understand all the religions I could...
I could spend a whole lifetime trying to view all the internet I could...
I could spend a whole lifetime trying to hear all the stories I could...
I could spend a whole lifetime trying to see all the art I could...
I could spend a whole lifetime trying to pack everything in...

and I still wouldn't know how the universe started...
and I still wouldn't get through it all..
and I still wouldn't respect my own opinion...
and I still wouldn't know everything...
and I still wouldn't be the greatest...
and I still wouldn't know what happens when we die...

doesn't mean it's not worth trying though...
doesn't mean I can't plow on...

just 'cos I won't figure it out, won't stop me giving it a go...


Saturday, December 07, 2013

Famous Last Words

"I am just going outside and may be some time."
- Captain Lawrence Oates

Such is Life.
-Ned Kelly

"I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis."
-Humphrey Bogart

Numeric Deductive Logic Puzzle

Our automated process relies heavily on manual intervention...

looking inward instead of skyward, with the only real Heaven a clarity of self, not some pearly gated community

rise to vote sir
race car
taco cat

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Baby Carrots

been listening to the most recent album from Editors
called "The Weight of Your Love" (sounds cheesy but it's not)
and like the following quotey snippets 
(as well as many other aspects of the album)...

I'm a lump of meat
with a heart beat...

The radio said we're in for a fall
the TV said nothing at all...

I don't trust the government
I don't trust myself...

The tissue and bone
my soul has on loan...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nomadic Tube

I learn random new things everyday... but unfortunately forget some of the old lessons I learned (or learnt? fuct if I know the correct usage in that exact context).

Random out of context quotes, that could be sarcastic but they aren't really meant to be:

All men must die (well women do too, as well as all other living things, all things must/shall pass, etc...)

Be the change you seek (don't tell us about it, if you ain't doing it yo'self bro and broettes)

Justice delayed is justice denied (if you have to wait half a lifetime to get what you deserved, then the moment has already passed, but we humans do love to overcompensate and eventually witch-hunt but only many years after we have let something go on horribly without protesting in the slightest. Go us!)

Murphys law #1225: The rubbish/trash/garbage/refuse/waste (collection) truck, will only come early on the days you forget to put it out the night before...

The best hobbies are the ones that take us away from our primary occupation (we are all keen to do the opposite of what we usually do, give other stuff a bit of a try.)

Almost finished number 3 part 2, but I won't spoil it for you.

Hyper Corporate Neo-nonchalance

Dropping truth bombs to the choir...

Fiscal Environment
Report Realisation
Transitional Arrangement
Change Mandate
Collaborative Alignment
Collective Impact
Expectation Management
Structural Reposition
Strategic Disestablishment

Innate Sense of Justice

Why did almost everyone wear a hat at the start of the twentieth century?

If you don't like posts that are just a list of links to wikipedia and other informational type material, then this obviously wasn't a post for you. But that's fine, I don't do this every time, so feel free to not click on the above or whatever it is you were thinking of doing next anyway, as you are really what matters in your world.. (don't try to deny it!)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Digital Penetration

When did the book of face go from being:

the place you shared your pics while you're on an overseas holiday (circa. 2007 or wheneves)...
to the place where your parents hang out and play crappy games...
we're we the last/only generation to do anything special?

or will we be unlucky enough to get a great war and a great depression all mixed together?

Nah I'm totally joking, there's always some crazy shit going down somewhere
but our history books tend to focus on what we want to hear...

half truths become accepted wisdom, e.g. that America won WW2 for everybody
but I think the Russians should get more credit for doing that, if you check the body counts...

but just because I've said that doesn't mean I'm any sort of apologist for Russian politics
e.g. their laws and stance on non-heterosexuality or the way they have 30 Greenpeace dudes jailed...

or all the terrible shit that went down under Stalin and all the other power hungry mofos
that made communism so bad, that it 's no longer presented as a valid option in the Anglophile world

The subtle implication in the media and society is that if you consider socialism an option you're lazy
and your gonna waste all of the hard working peoples money on your frivolous needs...

In the Philippines (I almost accidentally wrote Philadelphia, Freudian slip?) right now post disaster
we've seen it on the news, we want to give them stuff, but nothing is getting there fast enough...

food warehouses and other caches of things edible are guarded against looters/the starving
why can't they just have that stuff now? the donations that come in will be worth far more

what we want to give them won't get there for a long time, they should just have what's there now
the owners mustn't think they will et paid or money is more important than people?

the GFC was caused by the bigwigs, but was really only really experienced by the working-class and poor
oh well, that seems fair enough when you consider the quality of mainstream entertainment (<--sarcasm p="">
end of ramble

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bubble 'n' Squeak

Reality is broken

Participation Bandwidth

Guilt vs. Shame

Art = aesthetic representation of human endeavours?

Reaffirmation of existence

Fixed it all

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Self-Learning Algorithm

is it just me?


has the internet gotten a lot more vile and toxic? since... well whenever it was nice, I guess...

If you get bored...

try to imagine that there are apparently over 100 billion galaxies in the known universe...

more stars than grains of sand on all the beaches in the world...

more locusts in a colony than humans on the face of the earth...

and other astounding shit, that defies any frame of reference...

can't even fucken imagine..

or just watch this: (-L=-I-N-=K-)

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Angstasy Ganstasy

Stuff you already should have known, but apparently I didn't:

I no longer have control over the past, as that is by very definition the past.

It has happened, already and cannot be changed
no matter how much I regret it or stew about it internally
but what I do have control over is my current reaction to said events
actions or inactions of the past
how I view it, what I give importance to
the myths I make, the facts I break

I can totally control how I act right now, if I choose to...
So the question is: will I? Choose to make the best of the now
or let the past act as an excuse to prejudice my thoughts?
and convince me that I can't do what I want to

because at one time previously I didn't do, what I now believe I should have
but really have no way of independently verifying if that decision would have created
a distinctly better scenario of life, or merely have created other challenges

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Gardening Leave

If we all had the opportunity to flourish, would the world be a better place?
Or do we always eventually find a way to control and enslave the lives of others?

Chase your dreams or run from your nightmares?
Or pursue glory and find ruin...

If only it was all like the fairy-tales and not so much like the horror stories.

Current rebellion gets commodified and sold back to us in future
(Che Guevara lunchbox and matching t-shirt anyone?)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Something To Fill in Space...

Something to fill in time...


The only thing I'm sure of is that there's nothing that we can be sure of...
To be sure, to be sure.
The art of nothing
the Tao of nothing
the desire of nothing
the thrill of everything
cogent and acerbic

What's your anchor? Your rock? Your thing that will last for eternity?
Is it your soul? Or something outside yourself you attach thoughts to?

I'm far better at posing questions than answering them.

Exceptions listed below in the comments section:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

neva eva

I have never...

given birth
broken a bone
had a filling
got a tattoo
been to Africa
tried cocaine
stolen a car

faked an orgasm

Monday, September 02, 2013

Two Random But Not Too Random Lists I made

Unrelated but related?

Jake's puppies:

  • Charlie
  • T.V 
  • Viola
  • Kim Kil Whan
  • Jake Jnr.

Stark's Direwolves:

  • Shaggydog
  • Summer
  • Nymeria
  • Lady
  • Grey Wind
  • Ghost

Don't let the dragon, drag on...

Title Goes Here

If your so great... then why haven't you become disillusioned by the state that the world is in?

My life is a series of pointless tasks, that I give meaning to... but most of the time I quite enjoy them.

But when I don't enjoy it, I find it hard to cope with... guess I didn't deal with enough pain as a child?

Hopefully I have dealt with enough in the intervening years, to set myself up for a pleasant time later on... 

Well it makes me feel better to think that anyway... to a certain extent. 

I guess you can tell when you're tricking yourself?

Maybe sometimes the placebo effect is the best thing for you.

Feeling good just makes you feel good...

But if you cheated to make yourself feel good, it might not last as long.

Guilt is personal, shame requires an audience.

But if other people are just upset with you for no reason, fuck them!

If they wouldn't be happy whatever you did, why should you change for them?

I guess we still do though, projecting an image ourselves we want them to see.

I'm the most self-conscious person I know.

It may not sound like it: but I do leave the house and function as a semi-normal person.

Wearing my conformity on the outside and hiding away these thoughts anonymously.

The winning argument will never be uncontested.

Even the most gallant revolutions, will cause suffering for some...
(then eventually get hi-jacked by zealots).

Pessimism? Realism? Self-delusion?

I think I'm trying to do the right thing, but maybe that's just for selfish reasons too?

There are still people I want to apologise to/reconnect with, but that first hurdle is stopping me.

I think I should, but when it comes time to do anything, status quo wins again...


One tiny piece of information can totally change my mood.

I'm intrigued by statistics, jigsaw puzzles and lego.

I want to build a castle, but I think that is due to the book I'm reading...

Maybe if I set myself a deadline, I will have to do it...

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Did That Just Happen?

Objectivity is an assumption...

Collective realisation...

Time is a measure of change..

Change is constant...

Enlivened convalescence...

Duck, duck, duck... Motion man.

It's Obvious, clouds of smoke. Vadim.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Twerk That Shit

Righteous Anger

We could make sure that everyone has food...
but it seems like in the process we get too worried about 
potentially restricting the rights of people to own all the food
and make as much money out of it as they can
cos somehow production is more important than consumers?
Society seems to be set up for those that set it up...
I wonder what the weaker groups would want.
I must be a dirty commie...

Is it? not so much... what you do, but the reason that you do it?

Principles are great until reality conflicts with them.

Selective Morality

Why does it seem to me like:
  drug crimes carry harsher penalties...
    than sexual abuse and violent ones do??

Macro Cosmic Mind Explosion

  • work
  • play
  • read
  • rest
  • shower
  • eat
  • net
  • play
  • watch
  • list

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wasted Talent/Youth/Days/Years

Modern Nostalgia:

Back in my day you had to download your albums one mp3 at a time, through napster, iMesh, etc... on a dial-up modem that, meant you couldn't use the phone and made weird noises when it connected... but you try telling the kids that today and they wouldn't believe you...

Just listened to Quality Control right through for the first time in ages...

[{lyrics: Contribution - J5}]

Look we don't have all the answers, we're victims also
To the same situations, but man plans and the lord plans
And the lord is the best of planners...
So what's your contribution to life?

"I'm about to siphon you an ass-whooping."

Thursday, August 22, 2013

If it's all in my head - there's nothing to fear...

Why can't my apocalypse dreams be funnier, or at least more fun??

Maybe you'll enjoy it more than I did...

It seemed like that time of the evening when a party either: naturally subsides into a collection of sleeping people passed out on various couches and floor; or it gets a second wind when an especially nostalgic song cranks up. Sparking enthusiasm that can form into movement or just -the usual- general debauchery ensues. This was happening but it wasn't actually a party (I guess that's a semantic debate) more a collection of people, brought together by circumstance, location and the day's events. People would usually have left but there was still a large contingent assembled, more through necessity than planning, comfort or for any other reason, than not wanting to be alone (or separated from a larger mass) right now.

I had no idea what time it really was, 3am at a guess? Most people in the room were still conversing in some fashion, even if a little nonchalantly or hardened. A natural reaction I guess to the day we'd been through. Emergency evacuations are never usually the most fun experiences of the year.

When I stood up in the doorway and looked at my phone I could feel the house (well old fashioned apartment building really) shaking again. Everyone was so over the aftershocks they were either too drunk to notice or purposely trying to forget. 

The building we were in seemed okay, just as fine as when we had congregated there, due to it's proximity. 

The last jolt seemed to be a bit longer and rougher than others and even raised some ironic shrieks from the cynical mass determined not to let it all get them down. They could suffer thinking later, that's a job for future us. Ignorance was bliss.

I don't know why, but something led me to go out the dark hallway lobby, toward the main door of the building.

Another stronger shake started, instinct or flight or fight led me out the door. I heard a female voice not too far away ask "Is the sky is on fire?"

Pretty soon I was outside in the cool dark night, looking for open space, as  I looked up and realised I didn't really like the look of the tall building I was just in. Panic sent me out to the front garden, but suddenly I noticed all the trees had flames spreading through their long twisted branches. As wisps of flame and ash fluttered around in the wind.

On the front grass lawn looking up, it seemed like all I could see was trees, they were all around me. All with flames. I run out into the street. As I passed taller newer apartment blocks, I heard a disembodied voice yelling repeatedly and desperately "Put the fire out" the yelling was so piercing and shocking that I couldn't establish gender. Males and females can sound very similar when they are screaming for their lives.

I helplessly noticed flames in various areas above me and knew I could do nothing right now to help.

Ominously there were no sirens anymore, their calls had been heard all through the day as fire crews, ambos and cops had needed to slice through the gridlock to get to their awaiting emergencies. Had they been overwhelmed? Obliterated?

I stopped running for a moment and had my first unhurried thought for several minutes. I knew I had to go back to the party and get them all out of there, to somewhere safer. But where that was, I did not have a clue. Maybe a hill overlooking things with nothing above us? From my perspective the world was about to end and all I wanted was to watch it painlessly. But really there was far more that we would have to do, to get anywhere near safety again.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My sun is your sun

Just wading through a heavy tome at the moment
first time I've really taken on fantasy novels
let alone a full-on sevenish part series
of intense shenanigans and death
really enjoying it though
a tale of fire and ice

have finally got the discipline of regular reading back!

so might take me a few years to whiz through that then I can take on Ulysses, Infinite Jest, Gravity's Rainbow, Homestuck, etc...

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Present Has No Beginning/Ending

Dear sentient beings,

The Mission:

Continuing with my infrequent yet prolific attempts to define my surroundings in a vague yet reassuring, surrealist but humourous manner...

...while maintaining integrity and building tension.

Only joking... sucked in, shame!

Ok for realsies now...

Revolutions come and go; but nothing seems to change.

Once a freedom fighter gets in, power corrupts them (Mugabe, Gaddafi, etc.) or the tasks are just too immense for them to deal with, challenges too great to great for even the great to conquer (Mandela and gonna controversially slip-in Obama as an example there... Oh no they deer int!)

I don't want to be so cynical, but it's hard not to be. I'm basically forced to delude myself in small ways to prevent myself from getting too disgruntled/disgusted with everything, but don't we all (to some degree?) whether conscious or sub-consciously. Just don't all admit it. Otherwise if you dissect history and god-dayam present oppressive reality.

Either those in control don't know what to do, or they are benefitting from current circumstances. Western society is polarised and the majority live in poverty, slums, ghettos, hoods, etc... and that's just the first world. Who all pretty much gave up on Africa (as an example) back in the eighties, (sing along everybody!:) "heal the world..." so glad that's sorted now! Phew... "Back to cocaine and bad haircuts for us!" Ignorance is bliss and just a little too convenient for my likings these days.

I guess we can blame war or greed or corruption or god or any of that shit... just anybody but ourselves. Because, to be honest if you do start hating yourself, you're pretty much fucked, will take it out on others and be a self-destructive arsehole. Which is only a tiny-bit preferable to being an arrogant smug bastard, with cranium inserted rectally, who fucks things up but takes no responsibility afterwards.

This profanity is liberating! I usually don't get too abusive or sweary (at least I hope not) but lacing in a few expletives just as they would normally come out, make's it feel like I'm writing for 'Vice' mag!

Mainstream culture just wants you to forget. To sit down and be passive, but post about your progressive interests and pretend your supporting a worthy cause. Give you just enough freedom to make you comfortable enough to ignore the way the rest of the world suffers daily. The exceptions to every rule, get thrown back at us, as we're constantly reminded there couldn't possibly be any better ways.

Have a fucken great day and shit!

Yours blogfully,
Person who wrote this (and the others who passively support me, but have not signalled this at all)

p.s sorry if you like apologies, cos...
p.s.a: swearing is not good for young children...

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

History Favors The Bold

{Bits and bobs, culled from other sources, with a few crap ones thrown in from me:}

Only cowards kill the vanquished.

Weird is a side-effect of awesome.

Success has many fathers while failure is an orphan.

Unexpected bacon is the best type of unexpected.

God is love, but satan does that thing with his tongue that you like.

Hedy Lamarr invented a precursor to Wi-Fi.

"Nothing compares to you" was written by Prince.

Existence - we've come too far to stop now!

In bacon we trust.

Weird is rad.

Five windows to view the world, each with a different story to tell.

Eloquent Passages

echoes of past events
nudge the tiller on
my present course
i await its reflection
in the future

(Note from Scorcher from 'Hitman' - ATWFAJ)

"I am the true coward. Hiding from sincere expressions like a vampire in the nude who hides from the light. Thank you, brave hero. I was freed from bottle jail, but my new prison is shame. My new prison is shame!"

(Tiny Manticore from 'Sons of Mars' - ATWFAJ)

"This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace.”

Royal Tart Toter from 'The Other Tarts" - ATWFAJ)

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Anachronistic Agnostic

Really cool pics/blog I came across randomly: Fab Ciraolo

Awesome cool weird art!

Churning Slosh Factory Slush Fund Slash and Burn

[More pithy quotables:]

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

[Eleanor Roosevelt]

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.

[Alan Perlis]

[Nominative determinism: I am Weiner!]

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Doodle-Down Productions

Rote Therapy, Pink Frost, etc...

"Therapy is an introspective luxury... ...the self-indulgent  examination of one's life supersedes the actual living of said life... (or more a) necessary evil... (like) visiting the denist?"

"Anxiety is really a nervous energy that we all have. It serves various purposes, such as helping us to be careful and not take unnecessary risks, helping to motivate us to achieve things and helping us realise there are things to be confronted and solved. However anxiety can rise to levels that can feel tormenting and debilitating. This becomes intolerable, and a person then often uses avoidance as a way of trying to get rid of the anxiety or fear. This can then lead to a (Sid) vicious cycle that serves to fuel the anxiety and a person becomes demoralised and loses confidence in themselves."

"Depression often develops as a result of being stuck in a relentless cycle of anxiety and avoidance strategies. However, depression also can develop for other reasons such as past unresolved trauma or past or recent losses. Usually, a number of things have built up over time. Anger is often a more visible symptom of underlying stress and anxiety."

"Anxiety can express itself as a relentless worry about a specific thing or a range of things, and such worry can rise to panic at times and it can manifest as phobias and obsessions."

"The more important your partner is to you, the more threatening it is that they see things differently from you."

[ --Copyright Disclaimer: Quotes above taken selectively from an article "Emotional Rescue" from the 14 June issue of the NZ Listener magazine...(except for the parenthesed)-- ] I don't always just copy and paste, but when I do...

Dark, deep and dreamy on yo' ass.
^ ---- sarcasm
          ^ ---- self-conscious reaction
                    ^ ---- unhinged afterthought
                              ^ ----  visual simulation of internal disagreement
                                         ^ ---- attempted twattery
                                                   ^ ---- full retard

Hangin By a Thread

It's happening again
that hollow, carved out feeling
helplessness mixed with apathy
trying not to think much
worried where it might lead

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jury Duty

Come ride in packs of twelve
to judge the moral dilemmas of others
not always cut and dry or tidy
talk for five hours and still not agree
life can be quite messy
can't clear my head

How Not To Be Interesting...

[citation needed]

Mental Dump Truck:

Drunk and obnoxious
Stoned and pitiful
Young and amazing
Old and fanciful
Guarded but lucid
Honoured but flattered
Eventful yet boring
Chaotic yet orderly
Cautious yet not

Monday, June 17, 2013

Abandoned Mansions

More words about nonsense arranged in odd ways:

Deserted Highways
Grandiose Wealth
Bankrupted Concepts
Corrupt Inheritance
Scapegoated Nomads
Pious Symposium

Ornamental Embellishments
Emotional Honesty
Benign Distractions
Integral Maturity
Intricate Tapestries
Psychosomatic Adoption

Deny, deny, deny...
The future is yesterday
Interspecies interactions
Reactions engendered to nuture
Behaviour designed to create a response

Houses so big they look/feel like art museums.
So good we don't need to practice
Rumour, blame, accumulation
Symbols of dominance
Losing their lustre
Pride that blinds

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Easy Daisy

Day face...
Nil by mouth
Sketch of the day club sandwich ear massage life lesson

Thursday, June 06, 2013

How About That Local Sports Team

More cut and paste lethargy non-action, cos I can...

Pretentious Inconsistent Twaddle: 

The PIT maneuver is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose control and stop. The backronym "PIT" has a number of different meanings, depending on the agency using it or school teaching it. The most common meanings are: Precision Immobilization Technique, Pursuit Immobilization Technique, Pursuit Intervention Technique, Push It Tough, Parallel Immobilization Technique, and Precision Intervention Tactic. In each case, the meaning is clear, regardless of how the acronym is explained. Other names for the same maneuver are: Tactical Car Intervention (TCI), tactical ramming, legal intervention, and fishtailing. The technique is typically used by law enforcement officers as a safer alternative with which to bring car chases to a conclusion. Other methods of terminating a pursuit include Tactical Pursuit And Containment (TPAC) and the use of spikes (also known by various trade names such as stop sticks or stingers). Attempting this maneuver against a motorcyclist is extremely dangerous and is prohibited by most countries.

Obejectify Objects Objectively:

More than a body: Mind perception and the nature of objectification.
By Gray, Kurt; Knobe, Joshua; Sheskin, Mark; Bloom, Paul; Barrett, Lisa Feldman
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 101(6), Dec 2011, 1207-1220.
According to models of objectification, viewing someone as a body induces de-mentalization, stripping away their psychological traits. Here evidence is presented for an alternative account, where a body focus does not diminish the attribution of all mental capacities but, instead, leads perceivers to infer a different kind of mind. Drawing on the distinction in mind perception between agency and experience, it is found that focusing on someone's body reduces perceptions of agency (self-control and action) but increases perceptions of experience (emotion and sensation). These effects were found when comparing targets represented by both revealing versus nonrevealing pictures (Experiments 1, 3, and 4) or by simply directing attention toward physical characteristics (Experiment 2). The effect of a body focus on mind perception also influenced moral intuitions, with those represented as a body seen to be less morally responsible (i.e., lesser moral agents) but more sensitive to harm (i.e., greater moral patients; Experiments 5 and 6). These effects suggest that a body focus does not cause objectification per se but, instead, leads to a redistribution of perceived mind. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wallet Biopsy

Word Zoo:

Ballot Box Bucket Bong
Wind Turbine Telethon
War Horse Fire Cracker
Shot Gun Active Slacker
Lead Light Glass Stain
Boss Hog Weather Vane
Stolen Car Concrete Block
Sun Dial Broken Clock
Gold Watch Iron Throne
Steal Sword Collar Bone
Torture Chamber Cross Bow
Missile Silo John Doe

Friday, May 17, 2013

For Promotional Use Only

Recommendation of the week club:

Find four* new albums that you haven't heard before, but are pretty sure you will like, because (for example) you have already heard a single off them you really like or had it recommended to you  by a friend or algorithm (e.g Pandora radio). Smash the shit out them (not literally, just play them to yourself all the time, or however much you have time to listen to music, headphones can help with this) cycle through  them, until you can't take them any more and you're almost getting  sick of them (or maybe just before that point). Basically when you are familiar with them and starting to feel like something new(er) Then find four* new albums that you haven't heard... la la la etc.  THEN: repeat the process until you don't want too. Don't worry you won't run out of music. There's plenty of it in the world. There is far too much to get through and never enough time to filter through and find all the greatness. So might as well get into it eh?

NB: The word 'new' in this context doesn't mean brand new 2013 hot-off-the-press-type tunes droppin' on the D-floor shenanigans, just 'new' as in new to you, for example an old Bowie, Hendrix or Lennon album you never heard before, for some strange sad-but-incredibly-true reason, that you can only talk about in private. Whatever I'm not trying to be nosey, it's your life...

*Four is just an approximate really as the actual number is still up for debate.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hands Up For Non-Fiction!?!?!

How not to tell a story - Part 39: The Autobiography

I grew up in a 3 bedroom house on a suburban cul-de-sac, in a quiet neighbourhood on the outskirts of a small city. With a park across the road that connected to a paddock, that contained collections of gorse, grass, short-cuts to bus stops, poplars, old car wrecks, rubbish, tree stumps, (for a time at least) 2 horses (one brown, one white), wasp nests (the insect not the racial grouping), lots of field mice, other assorted nothingness (I don't think it was ever very productive) and a house that some people said was haunted. Because it looked slightly neglected and run down.  A throwback to the rural past of the area, that is not far from market gardens and lifestyle blocks, with huge driveways and nice houses. The paddoch through disuse had retained some features of a time before the post-war developments that rapidly expanded cities. The house was really just owned by a reclusive old shut-in family, that sent their son to a fancy school in town, but never seemed to do anything with the section of land that at one time must of given income to someone. I used to feed apples from the tree in our back yard to the horses in the paddock, when I was very young. I also like eating raw carrots. The end.

Chicken Wrapped In Bacon

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Notes To Self:

  • Make mix CDs (or tapes or any other format you prefer) for people that would appreciate them!
  • Pay Sky bill
  • Download more music
  • Synthetic cannabinoids can taste really bad
  • Moustache Cash Stash would be a great band name Mordecai!
  • Die Antwoord, Dirt Nasty, E-Dubble, Spose, Rudimental?
  • Miike Snow, C2C, Little people, Mac Lethal
  • Flamming Lips, Opossum, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Phoenix, Phoenix foundation...
  • Update music on phone!!!! now now now!
  • Build a small structure out of wood and glue, driftwood? Shells? Other beach material?
  • Paint again/more
  • Read Stuff you dickhead!! GoT!
  • Dogmatic
  • Pragmatic
  • Pedantic
  • Romantic
  • Lethargic
  • Drastic
  • Plastic
  • Update bremy
  • John: Mako Shark
  • Dad: Civilian; Coro (crisis?)
  • Can Brazil nuts cause pain to past injuries?
  • What to do with excess chrystals or chrystlers
  • Birds of Chch site
  • WHCD Obama vid, pretty funny stuff!
  • Is that my own breath I hear?
  • Mad mag(s)
  • Mum's new address
  • Pivot tables of infinite madness
  • Daily Show/Colbert
  • Do NRL picks
  • Is "elimination communication" just taking the piss?
  • Hands up who has used a typewriter? Or even worse tippex?
  • Top up phone
  • Print off some photos (SD card)
  • Actuals for Feb onwards
  • Transit
  • Transfer
  • Transmit
  • Transact
  • Translate
  • Transition
  • Transport
  • Transform
  • Transplant
  • Transverse
  • Transvestite
  • Transparent
  • Transmission
  • Transnational
  • Transmundane
  • Trans-Tasman
  • Transcriptional
  • take over the world
  • Draw some stuff

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Challenge Inappropriate Behaviour


I think it would take many lifetimes (or at least more than one) to work this all out.

I mean really, it is a lot to take in, too much really. There are just too many people, opinions, artists, histories, ages, religions, etc. to really ever get to the bottom of things.

Doesn't mean we should stop trying to figure things out, to be observant or to seek knowledge.

But just realise that for almost everything 'truth' we learn, there can be a very convincing counter-argument.

So I think I know things and I will promote the knowledge I have or see to be helpful.

But my views are evolving continually, adapting to new things as I go.

I still like most the stuff I have put on here over the last eight years and although I think my perceptions are very different now, I still like my old posts and at least mostly agree with my observations.

Except for angry rants, but there is a time a place for those, as they can be necessary at times.

But probably better to focus thinking on something other than anger, as that inflicts on your own soul, just as much as the things you are against. better to try and keep it funny and not lose ya cool.

Even when you watch the news.

What Can't Vinegar Do?

9 out of 10 boring old house-husbands find the following links exciting and/or things they already knew, but didn't want to advertise or talk to plainly about, because of certain pre-contemporary societal stigmas attached to the recurrent themes of male nurturing and growth of spirit related to sentences that are far too long and lack correct punctuation; possibly badly translated or written by those with English as a second language; or for undefined satirical purposes that parody things that don't exist, in a subversive way that undermines everything you ever held to be true, undisputed and not open for further discussions:

Which doesn't really directly relate practically in many ways to....

10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics:

Cut and pasted from: {[this site]}

Time Stops at the Speed of Light

Quantum Entanglement

Light is Affected by Gravity

Dark Matter

Our Universe is Rapidly Expanding

All Matter is Just Energy

Wave-Particle Duality

All Objects Fall at the Same Speed

Quantum Foam

The Double Slit Experiment

Just go with it...

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

More stuff off Wikipedia (just cos)

Mechanical computer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hamman Manus R
mechanical computer is built from mechanical components such as levers and gears, rather than electronic components. The most common examples are adding machines and mechanical counters, which use the turning of gears to increment output displays. More complex examples can carry out multiplication and division, and even differential analysis.
Mechanical computers reached their zenith during World War II, when they formed the basis of complex bombsights including the Norden, as well as the similar devices for ship computations such as the US Torpedo Data Computer or British Admiralty Fire Control Table. In the post-war era, most complex examples were quickly replaced by electronic versions, an evolution that culminated in the 1970s with the introduction of inexpensive handheld electronic calculators.
Noteworthy are mechanical flight instruments for early spacecraft, which provided their computed output not in the form of digits, but through the displacements of indicator surfaces. From Yuri Gagarin's first manned spaceflight until 2002, every manned Soviet and Russian spacecraft Vostok,Voskhod and Soyuz was equipped with a Globus instrument showing the apparent movement of the Earth under the spacecraft through the displacement of a miniature terrestrial globe, plus latitude and longitude indicators.


Documentary hypothesis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diagram of the Documentary Hypothesis.
*includes most of Leviticus
includes most of Deuteronomy
"Deuteronomic history": Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings
The documentary hypothesis, (DH) (sometimes called the Wellhausen hypothesis), proposes that the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) was derived from originally independent, parallel and complete narratives, which were subsequently combined into the current form by a series of redactors (editors). The number of these is usually set at four, but this is not an essential part of the hypothesis.
The hypothesis was developed in the 18th and 19th centuries from the attempt to reconcile inconsistencies in the biblical text. By the end of the 19th century it was generally agreed that there were four main sources, combined into their final form by a series of redactorsR. These four sources came to be known as the Yahwist, or Jahwist, J (J being the German equivalent of the English letter Y); the ElohistE; theDeuteronomistD, (the name comes from the Book of Deuteronomy, D's contribution to the Torah); and the Priestly WriterP.[1]
Julius Wellhausen's contribution was to order these sources chronologically as JEDP, giving them a coherent setting in the evolving religious history of Israel, which he saw as one of ever-increasing priestly power. Wellhausen's formulation was:
While the hypothesis has been increasingly challenged by other models in the last part of the 20th century, its terminology and insights continue to provide the framework for modern theories on the origins of the Torah.[2]

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Room (2003)

welfare = austerity
poverty = austerity
education = austerity
core public services = austerity
no $ to spend

it's just economics sorry

monarchy = affordable
pomp and ceremony = affordable
expensive send off for Thatcher = affordable
we've some $ after all

leave the free market alone

the poor can eat our good intentions
no class warfare, just watch the ads
challenging authority is just politics
goin with the flo is where it's @ kids!

corporations are people

don't listen to your friends your family
unless they are on board for the big win
we can serve you the news you want
about peoples that speak your language
and ignore the places with daily bombings


Monday, April 15, 2013

Killer Apps and Mad Hook-ups Yo :

Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability to form new images and sensations that are not perceived through sight, hearing, or other senses. Imagination helps make knowledge applicable in solving problems and is fundamental to integrating experience and the learning process[1][2][3][1][4]A basic training for imagination is listening to storytelling (narrative),[1][5] in which the exactness of the chosen words is the fundamental factor to "evoke worlds".[6] It is a whole cycle of image formation or any sensation which may be described as "hidden" as it takes place without anyone else's knowledge. A person may imagine according to his mood, it may be good or bad depending on the situation. Some people imagine in a state of tension or gloominess in order to calm themselves. It is accepted as the innate ability and process of inventing partial or complete personal realms within the mind from elements derived from sense perceptions of the shared world.[citation needed] The term is technically used in psychology for the process of reviving in the mind,percepts of objects formerly given in sense perception. Since this use of the term conflicts with that of ordinary language, some psychologists have preferred to describe this process as "imaging" or "imagery" or to speak of it as "reproductive" as opposed to "productive" or "constructive" imagination. Imagined images are seen with the "mind's eye".
Imagination can also be expressed through stories such as fairy tales or fantasies.
Children often use narratives or pretend play in order to exercise their imagination. When children develop fantasy they play at two levels: first, they use role playing to act out what they have developed with their imagination, and at the second level they play again with their make-believe situation by acting as if what they have developed is an actual reality that already exists in narrative myth.[7]