Thursday, November 27, 2008

Time for Thanksgiving

When this video of Sarah Palin talking at a turkey farm was shown on TV recently, it was one of the most bizarre & unsettling videos I had ever seen.

Her damn babbling rant is so incoherent & meaningless it actually makes your brain implode by listening to her. The combination of her inane chatter & the turkey death-throes in the background can scramble a person's higher cognitive functions.

What am I thankful for this year? I am thankful beyond expression that The Long Legged Mack Daddy and the grownups seem to be going to take control of the train-wreck called the Bush Administration. Also, that the sassy she-devil Sarah Palin is as far from leading this country as possible.

The only thing I've seen on the internet about Sarah Palin that's crazier & more mind-boggling is this link with what may be the greatest title for an article ever:

Mayan Palingenesis
Whore of Babylon & Rise of the Fourth Reich

Anyone who can actually make it through that entire essay^ has to be crazy themselves. Knowing how long it takes me even to put a short post like this online, I can't imagine someone taking the time to put all that madness together.

The Debut of the Shockmaster

I don't really waste time watching pro wrestling, but my brother sent me this & it is really funny.

He sent me a really blurry version, but I found this high quality version with commentary by legend Dusty Rhodes.

The sparkly Imperial Stormtrooper helmet is priceless.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Google Life Archive

No, the 'Google Life Archive' is not the digital database backup for your 'iThink'...

There's been alot of buzz about Google's Life archive. It's dedicated to millions of Life magazine's historic photos.

I truly live for visual reference like this. This is definitely an awesome collection. It demonstrates the potential of digital media to continually expand & organize humanity's countless artistic endeavors.

I did a search for monkey photos. These stuck out at me:

Engraving of a Monkey Stiking a Pose

A tiny, helpless simian life form that we strapped into a metal cylinder & propelled into space.

Dirty hippy monkey playing the drums in a rock n' roll band

Civic Literacy Quiz

I wasn't a fan of history/social studies in school because it just seemed like a bunch of names & dates. There was not nearly enough pictures and visual information to interest me at the time- before the Rise of the Internets and the Age of the History Channel. Thankfully, I tried to be a good overall student & retained alot of information, anyway.

As I get older, even more infinitely wise about subjects like politics, I've become much more mindful of civic knowledge.

This link is to a Civil Liberty Quiz that I skimmed through. My score was a 75%, which is worse than I thought it was gonna be. After I went back & compared answers there were a few more I should've known. Surprise! The rest America appears to have failed it.

I would love to know if our own lame-monkey President is capable of scoring a 50%. Even that would be shocking to me.

Ship of Fools

I saw this Economist article linked at Daily Kos & thought it was pretty much spot on.

The Republican Party as an organization has done itself and the country a huge disservice by basing its modern existence on unproductive fear-mongering & division. I still consider myself an Independent, but the idea of myself supporting the Republicans in the foreseeable future is about as unlikely as me moving to the Congo in Africa.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Random Politics & Science

Decisions, decisions...

Last night I was veggin out switching between watching cable news or History Channel's 'The Universe'.

I opted to avoid the news. The big story was that the Democrats allowed the most obnoxiously two-faced weasel in national politics, Joe Lieberman, to retain his chairmanship of a key committee. I will patiently wait for future outrage over some jerk-off move that Joe the Two-Timing Weasel will inevitably pull against the Obama administration.

Mack-daddy Obama took the waaaay high ground on this one, but maybe his forgiving gesture will pay off. If you're not careful, though, someone like that will do you really dirty. Joe Lieberman looks like Senator Palpatine & it occurs to me that 'Holy Joe's' potential antagonism toward Obama might end up resembling the following scenario:

So anyway.... I watched The Universe instead. The animations on thse kinds of shows are great mental visualization tools. All the talk though of entities such as gravitons, superstrings, parallel universes, higher dimensions, & so on, are just creative labels for the endless manifestations of infinity. Science is, generally speaking, another story or symbol set we manipulate to mainly affect our own consciousness. We may think it somehow describes things "out there", but it is mostly the organization of the perceptions in our own head.
One way to describe what appears to be the physical universe would be "infinites upon infinites nested inside the infinity of countless infinites". Some would say that the universe is a fractal, but it would be more accurate to say that 'Reality' is infinite- with fractal patterns being an aspect of the infinity.

Either that, or it's all just a dream.

Monday, November 17, 2008

F*ck Yeah Sharks

Sharks have always been pretty terrifying to me, but who knew they could be funny, too?

I saw this linked somewhere, but I forget where now...

South Park: Hope Diamond Heist

I missed this episode of South Park when it first aired, but I actually had people texting me about it, telling me I had to see it. I finally saw it during a replay & like most episodes, it had me laughing at loud.

It turns out that the Presidential campaign was a farce... Barack Obama, John McCain, & Sarah Palin were actually on a team. Their plan was to infiltrate the White House to gain access to the secret underground tunnel that runs beneath The Smithsonian. The mission? Steal the Hope Diamond!

I particularly enjoyed Sarah Palin as a covert British spy.

Episode Guide: About Last Night...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dio - Holy Diver

I heard this song tonight pulling into my driveway listening to Sirius Radio. I took a trip to the store so I could rock out to it.

There was a hilarious South Park episode where Ronnie James Dio was playing "Holy Diver" at the elementary school dance. That's the first time I ever heard a Dio song, even though I knew he replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath.

When I looked the "Holy Diver" video on Youtube, I was amazed at how silly & ridiculous it looked. Evil never appeared so cheesy.

It also doesn't help that 'Dio' himself looks like this guy.


God, I can't believe I lived throught the 80's...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kids at Obama's Speech

Here's another example to go along with my last post about children being a source of hope.

I'm currently reading a great book called Everything Toltec Wisdom which (among other things) discusses the freedom of our mind when we are children and how it's eventually diminished. Eventually, a child's mind becomes domesticated by family & society, and becomes subject to the "Mitote". This is an abstract "parasite" in our consciousness that binds us with distorted perceptions, fears, & anxieties.

This photo series from Obama's acceptance speech demonstrates the idea of a united human society in which childlike acceptance and freedom are possible.

Brenden Foster, Bodhisattva

If this video doesn't affect you, you have no soul.

Brenden Foster
is a boy who is only 11 years old & about to die of leukemia.

On the cusp of The Great Unknown, instead of being terrified or woeful, Brendon put his last bit of energy on Earth to help people he didn't even know & would never get a chance to meet. He realized that despite his hopeless condition, there are countless others in worse circumstances who also need help. Although it's tough to live up to his level of altruism, it's the most noble attitude to have toward fellow human beings.

In this seemingly mad world of parasitic vampires in charge of banking, commerce, and government, the seeds of compassion are still being sown. Brendon is a bodhisattva saint in the form of a child. His wish is the eternal dream of a better life for as many people as possible.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

Tonight I got caught up in watching PBS since they were showing a documentary called "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story".

I was already familiar with Atwater's history & his influence on the Pigboy Karl Rove's approach to George W. Bush's operations.

This is essential viewing to understand the recent history of negative campaigning & fear tactics that have gripped the political process, especially on the Republican side. His tragic demise adds an interesting dimension to his story. He had brain cancer & found himself looking into the black abyss of death. I've already personally tackled the meaning of life, but the idea of death is a topic I intend to post about soon. That is, if I don't die first.

After chasing the ungratifying illusions of fame, wealth, and especially power, Lee Atwater apparently came to realize the immeasurable human value of caring relationships. He deeply regretted tearing people & the country down, but there are still people out there who don't learn this lesson of causality easily.

Star Wars Pop Culture

My friend & fellow artist Dan the Man forwarded me a cool set of Star Wars pop culture images.
I put up some of my favorites below.

"Star Wars en la Cultura Pop"

Here's another set from the Flickrstream for the Official Star Wars blog:

"Official Star Wars Blog: Blogworthy Set"

I also saw this design for Imperial currency a few days ago & thought it was pretty cool:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job

I've been waiting this past week, expecting Obama's victory last Tuesday to be some sort of cruel prank.

Seeing as Dubya was escorting the President-elect around The Den of Iniquity (aka The White House) today, it looks like Obama is in fact headed to office. He has the special honor of cleaning up the huge pile of elephant crap left on America by the years of Republican party rule.

Leave it to The Onion to inject a laughably relevant spin on the situation:

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Election Thoughts


Wow - I've always liked the long-legged freak, but I really, truly thought that there was no way in hell that enough Americans would actually vote for someone named Barack Hussein Obama.

• 'Obama/Biden' is so close to 'Osama Bin Ladin' that it has to be a cosmic joke.

• Yeah, the guy's half-black. This is historic only because America is still full of haters & morons.

• What's more important, as a practical matter - the new President is actually going to be SMART, ELOQUENT, & COMPETENT. Imagine that!

• I always try to prepare myself for the worst scenarios in any given situation. When things actually work out nicely, it ends up seeming like a miracle.

• This result of this election is like an 'anti-9/11', in the sense that our entire county of millions joined together. Except, instead of horror, sadness, and anger... the outcome was full of joy and

• We are obviously oscillating towards the singularity.

• God clearly doesn't like the Republican party anymore.

• Besides his pandering to the design industry, the Obama campaign's use of art & media was very impressive. Also impressive has been the positive influence Barack's campaign has has on the art community.

Tina Fey & Katie Couric helped
save our Republic from further zombification.

• Barack Obama is powerless against magnetic pole reversals, solar flares, and every other natural phenomenon.

• CNN is the NASA of infographics & Sith technology.

• I kind of felt bad for McCain when he called himself a failure in his final speech. The guy should be proud of himself. Even if I personally thought he wasn't the better candidate, he should be respected as a hero.

• It was McCain's clueless She-Bush sidekick who was unbearable to me & the rest of America. If Sarah Palin wins in 2012, then I will assume that the Mayan doomsday is at hand.

• Obama is crazy for even wanting this responsibility. The dude seems unbelievably motivated, though. Compared to the rogue's gallery that Bush put together, Obama's executive leadership might actually start being effective.

• Fortunately (as the supreme jerk, Donald Trump, said in this interview), "He cannot do worse than Bush... he's been a catastrophe." What he says about Condoleeza is hysterical too.

• 'The Donald' is basically clarifying what cannot ever be emphasized enough: George W. Bush has been a complete failure in every respect & has been an unholy curse on this nation. Good &*%&^&! riddance.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Barack Obama: Monkey Buddhist!

I was going to keep this secret under wraps...

The real reason I'm rooting for Barack Obama is that he is apparently an observer of the non-existent, yet mind-expanding, belief system that is arbitrarily labeled Monkey Buddhism. (The true name of this imaginary philosophical tradition is 10^22378 letters long.)

Obama's allegiance is evident by the lucky Hanuman idol that was sent to him from India by well-wishers.

Also revealed earlier in the campaign was Sen. Obama's collection of lucky charms he has collected including a symbolic Monkey figure.

"Obama has also carried a small gold statue of the Monkey King,
revered in India because Hindus believe monkeys
are descendants of the monkey god, Hanuman."

This. F*cking. Election.

Despite the 'profane' site name, www.thisf* is actually a pretty plain chronological stream of keywords. Even though it's simple words & phrases, there's waaaay too many references for even a political guru such as myself to recognize. It is a visual timeline of the memes that were propogated throughout the Presidential campaign.

I (like the rest of the world) have to wonder what the Election Multiverse will finally reveal.

Will America really choose an accomplished intellectual with passion and insight for the important issues? Will America, instead, choose an weathered footsoldier who will battle us through the same old battles & terrain?

I really try to avoid predicting anything with certainty. Especially since the last 8 years have proven to be really ridiculous & unpredictable. I still remain hopeful that America will find itself under more pragmatic leadership w/ Barack Obama. However, I also equally expect the possibility of experiencing more of the Rightwingoverse.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Peruvian Shamans Send U.S. Election Vibes

As the rate of mankind's learning increases, ancient traditions & esoteric perspectives have continued to gain attention in our global culture.

I don't trust the self-appointed prophets of political punditry who claim that The Long-Legged Mack Daddy is ahead. I don't even trust my own eyes that show endless crowds of people at Obama's recent rallies. I definitely don't trust the outcome of our election to some South American shamans either... but at least they are enthusiastic! Perhaps they are excited at the prospect of a modern-day Sun Being in the form of Barakhenaten.

What I do trust is that Bush & Cheney are the most powerful bastards in the world. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I think it's going to take much more than some worked-up holy men to rip the reigns from their disastrous control.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Candy Corn Sucks

I've always thought candy corn was gross.

When my siblings & I were younger, my parents would take me to my grandmom's neighborhood to trick-or-treat. At the corner of her road, there was an old lady who my Dad knew since he was little. Every year, without fail, she would hand out loose candy corns through the mail slot in her door.

The problem was that her mangy dog would come up to the door & we'd see it slobbering and licking the bowl of candy corn. I would throw them all out when I got back to the house.

Thanks to the internet as platform for idea distribution, even horrible food items are subject to specialized scrutiny.

I saw this linked on Neatorama: