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The Gun is GOOOD, The Penis is EEEVIL. [Jan. 16th, 2011|07:16 pm]
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[Current Location |Vortex 4]
[Current Music |Beethoven's 7th]

The other night I finally watched Zardoz, which turns out to be your average pseudo-post-apocalyptic-crystalline-utopian-psychodrama-scifi-thriller-70's-flick. In other words, IT WAS AWESOME. It was everything that wretched excuse for a "movie" Logan's Run could've been but oh-so-wasn't.

What's that? Still not convinced? Well what if I told you that you get all that, plus a giant flying stone head, PLUS Sean Connery running around mostly topless and wearing the porniest 70's porn-stache you ever will see?

Here's a sample in glorious 8-bit style. And here is some Deep Wisdom direct from the ZarGod Himself. Also look out for Jodie Foster's older twin sister (rrowr). How could anyone resist?!

Anyway I do recommend going in blind if it seems like something you might want to check it out. Don't IMDB the story or read the box, just get hold of it and watch it to enjoy the fully-unlubed mindfuck.


In other unrelated news, Holy Fucking Fuck. He just keeps getting better doesn't he...
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All is quiet on New Year's Day... [Jan. 1st, 2011|03:06 pm]
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[Current Mood |pessimisticpessimistic]
[Current Music |U2 - New Year's Day]

...but buckle up anyway. I have a feeling 2011's going to be a bumpy one.
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Under the Weather [Dec. 20th, 2010|03:40 pm]
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[Current Location |Below the clouds]
[Current Music |Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine]

Happy Winter Solstice everybody!

And not just any Winter Solstice, but one with a total lunar eclipse!!

This hasn't happened in approximately one hojillion years and never will again! So of course, true to form, this stupid city's enduring hex on astronomy-fans is once again in full force and it is completely overcast with about one hour to go before dark.

Oh wait no, not completely overcast... there's one teasing patch of blue in completely the wrong part of the sky to be any use at all. :P

Also I've been having sneezing fits all day. Blargh.

*consoles self with deliciously moist ill-gotten carrot-cake*


Happy Birthday too to malcolmmalamute, who's been under the weather a bit himself lately. Hope you're feeling better for today at least...

eta: (next day) Sure enough it was totally cloudy all night long. I couldn't even find a working webcam-feed by the time I went to bed. But at least my sneeze is gone!
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Varied thoughts from... guess who? [Dec. 12th, 2010|11:43 pm]
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A note up front: I wrote none of the following, though I agree with virtually all of it. (And for one particular snippet, I say that as a Philosophy-minor.)

It has been frequently noted that many corporations exceed nation states in GDP. It has been less frequently noted that some also exceed them in population (employees).

But it is odd that the comparison hasn't been taken further. Since so many live in the state of the corporation, let us take the comparison seriously and ask the following question. What kind of states are giant corporations?

In comparing countries, after the easy observations of population size and GDP, it is usual to compare the system of government, the major power groupings and the civic freedoms available to their populations.

The corporation as a nation state has the following properties:

* Suffrage (the right to vote) does not exist except for land holders ("share holders") and even there voting power is in proportion to land ownership.
* All executive power flows from a central committee. Female representation is almost unknown.
* There is no division of powers. There is no fourth estate. There are no juries and innocence is not presumed.
* Failure to submit to any order can result in instant exile.
* There is no freedom of speech. There is no right of association. Love is forbidden without state approval.
* The economy is centrally planned.
* There is pervasive surveillance of movement and electronic communication.
* The society is heavily regulated and this regulation is enforced, to the degree many employees are told when, where and how many times a day they can go to the toilet.
* There is almost no transparency and something like the FOIA is unimaginable.
* The state has one party. Opposition groups (unions) are banned, surveilled or marginalized whenever and wherever possible.

[...] If small business and non-profits are eliminated from the US, then what's left? Some kind of federation of Communist states.

A United Soviet of America.


People are motivated to follow happiness and flee from pain. These feelings *exist* to color our memories with our physiology so that we may extract meaning our experiences. It's a tautology to say that people do what makes them happy -- despite this, one often sees claims that there exist no altruistic acts, because such actions are the end product of people trying to maximize their happiness. This is to define altruism out of existence, remove a useful word with which to partition our observations of reality. Instead, we may say that some people's happiness is bound up with other people's happiness and these people should be supported because of the obvious common cause with our own feelings.


Something worth noting about the unusual relative power of community building Islamist movements when operating against well funded US led democracy wagons as evidenced by the recent victories of the Somali UIC; the promise of
better shopping does not move the heart to the great acts of love or sacrifice required in war. "Democracy" is a difficult abstraction that is easily abused (try drawing it). It is a means to an end, not the end itself. There's no instinctive desire for democracy. Consider the US Declaration of Independence (1776), a document which is the distillation of instinctive desires which drove men to war and kept them there. What are these desires?

...God.. Creator.. created equal... Life, Liberty,... pursuit of Happiness.. Safety and Happiness... [followed by 26 paragraphs of hatred for the abuses of King George].

In other words, religious / community feeling (x2), equality, life, liberty, happiness (x2), safety, and above all, an extreme hatred for the brutal acts, preferment, and corruption of foreign influenced or controlled government.

Not once does
better shopping or its alleged antecedent democracy appear.

This doesn't bode well for the Iraqi provisional authority -- at least the British spoke the same language.


It has often been said that mathematics is the cheapest university department to run, for all one needs is pencil, a desk and a waste paper basket. This is not so. Philosophy is cheaper still, since in philosophy we do not even need the basket.


Tue 18 Jul 2006 : Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

When writing I like to extremise my perceptions in order to give them clarity. If a weather cock's tail is long, you know which way the wind is blowing. A shorter tail is more ambiguous and no tail at all is like hippies saying "energy" -- could be anything.


The credulous will not inherit the earth, but they'll get to play a game where they do. A beautiful reality and a beautiful dream.

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Quote of the Evening [Nov. 27th, 2010|06:08 pm]
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[Current Location |corner of Hellfire and Damnation]

"God comes in mysterious ways!"

That is all.
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Dam internet porn! [Nov. 25th, 2010|09:14 am]
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[Current Location |Second in line]
[Current Music |Electric Six - Gay Bar]

It'll getcha eventually, every time!

Awesome Craigslist ad preserved for posterity behind cutCollapse )
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Remember remember... [Nov. 5th, 2010|06:43 pm]
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[Current Location |Nowhere near the Parliament Buildings]
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[Current Music |1812 Overture]

...the 5th of November, because I completely forgot! :O

*goes and watches V for Vendetta to mark the occasion*
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Where da gold at? [Nov. 4th, 2010|07:41 pm]
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[Current Location |Up a tree with the Wrong Stuff?]
[Current Mood |enthralledenthralled]
[Current Music |Somewhere Over The Rainbow]

This is either the best or the worst thing I have ever seen on Youtube. I still can't decide.

Embedded video (and spoiler?) behind cut.Collapse )

T-shirts are also available!

[ETA: I finally found the true original posting and updated the embed to match it.]
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Adventure Time! [Sep. 24th, 2010|04:44 pm]
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So the guy was a university student in the Adventure Tourism program (yes, Leo, with a nice build) who got drunk off his face at a toga party, then apparently fell ON his face at some point during the evening (explaining the contusions to his chin and forehead) and made his way home by methods unknown until he stumbled in through the unlocked back door and passed out for the night. It will remain a beer-fogged mystery why he chose the couch instead of the then-unoccupied bed he shucked his clothes beside, but he actually lives another block down the street at a house number which is an anagram of mine, which is a likely enough explanation for how he ended up here instead of there in the first place.

PS. Reeds acquired and cultivated, bookcases now under mass production. \o/
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What is this I don't even [Sep. 24th, 2010|04:07 am]
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[Current Location |A flophouse?]
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There is a strange guy in his underwear sleeping on my couch.

I do not know who he is. Roomie does not know who he is. He looks to be in his 20's (not bad-looking, though a bit scuffed up) and apparently from Quebec. He came into the house a few hours ago while we were both in different rooms and therefore both assumed it was the other getting something from the back door... from there, he apparently stripped down to his undies in my room, then eschewed the perfectly serviceable bed there for the living-room couch where he is currently passed out. The clothes, by the way, consisted of a pair of white polo shorts and a beer-soaked black-and-gold silk sarong with a safety-pin fastener.

We decided not to wake him, since he isn't hurting anyone on the couch and we were both going to be up for a bit anyway... but now it's 4am and I want to go to sleep. But I also want to be awake when he wakes up. Hrrgh. Oh well, maybe a few more rounds of Minecraft... still gotta find me some reeds yet.

I swear I am not making this up.
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