Wednesday, October 29, 2008

United States of Whatever

I love this country. It is my home and it is the home of my friends and family. The principles on which the country were founded are principles I agree with: Tolerance, Acceptance, and Freedom. It all sounds so beautiful. Presidential elections are coming up, and I know who I'm voting for (see right side of this page). As much hope as I might have, I know that on a very basic level I don't trust my goverment. Besides my government, I especially don't trust corporate conglomerates. I'm not saying there aren't good people within either that aren't trying to do good things. I do sometimes feel that we live in a world of fear and propaganda. We must take our pills and watch for certain side effects. We must invest. We must trust our government in time of "great crisis." We must trust the news. Yadda yadda yadda. I don't know anymore. Anyways, there was a trailer on Apple Trailers that caught my suspecting eyes: A movie called "Proud American." I'll put the trailer up so you can watch before I continue...

That has to be some of the most blatant, boner stroking, red meat propaganda of recent memory. It scares me. Not to mention if you watch the ending title screen, the film is so graciously presented by Coca Cola, Master Card, and Wal Mart. When you're watching the trailer you wonder if it's real. At first I thought it was a spoof. I get an uneasy feeling in the deepest and darkest corners of my bones. I also think that, while loving our country is a wonderful thing, we shouldn't be afraid to love on a global basis. We have plenty of problems of our own to keep us busy for now, but eventually we're all going to have to own up to the fact that we're all humans, and we're all stuck on this rock together. In the words of great man: "I've got news for you, pal. They're going to nail us, no matter what do. So we might as well have a good time." (See video below).

Also, I know I already have two videos in this post, but in honor of the title of this blog post I present one of my favorite songs of all time from one of my favorite mixed media artists ever:

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wanna Cookie?

An update on the Biden/Palin bakery battle royale:

I've done some soul searching, I still can't decide what the heck it all means. One thing for sure, when this is all over, we'll have a new president, I'll either be crying tears of sadness or joy, and QD will go back to the battle between the smiley face and the pacman cookie respectively.

Friday, October 24, 2008

In Supplement: "Liar" & Life

This post is in supplement to the "Play Me" post right below this post. The 5th song on the mix that I posted is a song called "Liar" by Rollins Band. The genius behind the song is a man named Henry Rollins. Anyways, if you have ever had any relationship crap ever I suggest listening to the song. Even if things are perfect now (I don't mean to make that sound so glass is have full), you'll get a kick out of the song. Also, the video is fantastic. Enjoy eh?

Play Me - "Sick of it All!"

Hello ladies and germs. Are you sick of it all? Me too, that's why I made this mix. Drown your pain in angry music, or booze, or both. Special note: If you're specifically "Sick of it All" in regards to relationship shit, I suggest skipping to track 5.

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Track List -
1. "The Hunger" - The Distillers
2. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" - Rage Against The Machine
3. "In My Eyes" - Minor Threat
4. "Tell the Truth" - Immortal Technique feat. Mos Def
5. "Liar" - Rollins Band

Monday, October 20, 2008

Whatever This Means...

Quality Dairy, the place where I spend a majority of my life it seems, is holding a promotion right now where they're printing political faces on their cookies and cupcakes and keeping track of which faces I being purchased more. I bring you the results so far of the cookie sales. I can't imagine this represents a one to one ratio for voting results, and come on, wouldn't you rather eat Sarah Palin? Cupcake results coming soon.

My Favorite Fuzz

I was watching a video I took many moons ago of a cat I used to live with named Opie. I decided to post my favorite pictures that I've taken of our short in stature but big on love fuzzy friends.


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Friday, October 17, 2008

Play Me

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Why Didn't He Say Anything?

There have been two instances in the last two presidential debates when John McCain has said something so crazy, I assumed the Obama and whoever was moderating were just going to look at him and say "what the fuck are you talking about?!" I've been secretly wishing that Obama would say "you're so incredibly wrong" in the cool way he does. First McCain was giving him crap about the Iraq War. He said that under Obama's plan the troops would have been pulled out too early and that whatever semblance of stability was in place would collapse. I thought the obvious response was "No, if Obama had his way, we would have never been in Iraq in the first place." The other moment came during this past Wednesday's debate when Obama and McCain were talking about teachers. McCain said that he wanted to introduce a plan that would allow members of the military to waive the need for a teaching certificate or license in order to teach in states that required licenses to teach. WTF?! I'm all for military benefits, they deserve 'em, but the idea that someone completing military service somehow inherently makes them good teachers is insane. Oh lordy.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Show & Tell pt. 3

This is another image from the same project as the image in the post below this one. This is my shape interpretation, using only black and white, of a shark. This one is a bit smaller than the other one.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Show & Tell pt. 2

This is another piece from my design class. Using nothing but photoshop's paint brush tool and only the colors black and white (no greys), we were asked to create a couple of different sea creatures of our choosing. I chose jellyfish, horse shoe crab, and shark. Here's my rendering of a jellyfish. Also, we were specifically asked to be more ambiguous in our interpretation, as opposed to literally drawing the animal.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Art Class: Show & Tell

I'm taking a design class this semester and my professor doesn't go through everyone's pieces with the class. He does randomly pick five or six student's work to show, but I've never been called. No big deal, but I've been pretty happy with the work I've done this semester so I figure I will share some of the work I've done in a hopefully reoccurring set of posts designed to show you, dear internet, the work I've done. So yeah, this first piece I'm showing we were told to create a symmetrical image using a coffee mug. It's not perfect symmetry, but it does have relative horizontal symmetry. Anyways...

Adventures in Poor Eating

For anyone reading this who doesn't know, being poor sucks. At first it sucks not being able to go out to the bars or out for bubble tea. It sucks not being able to really buy fun stuff like DVD's or movie tickets. You start to really feel the weight of being broke when it comes to what your eating at home. I'm sure some of you have looked at the food you have and thought "If I just kinda cram it into a pot with some salt and pepper, I wonder how it would taste?" Well, I found out. It's not good. I fried scrambled eggs and steamed rice together into patties. I then put them on a plate with some salt and pepper, and topped it all off with some syrup. I realize I'm whining, but it's my blog and I feel the need. It just sucks when you're eating to fill up, regardless of taste. I mean, the egg/rice/syrup thing wasn't inedible, but you just don't feel better eating it. Argh, oh the things I would do for a slice of pizza right about now. Munch munch munch.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pornstar ID

Wait... I Thought We Figured This Out?

I was watching the vice-presidential debates and Palin and Biden we're asked about gay marriage. I was a little surprised, and maybe it was a little naivete, but I didn't realize gay rights was still an issue. I thought "Are we still talking about this? Is this still an issue?" It worries me that it's 2008, we're part of one of the biggest and most powerful countries in the world, and we're still worried about what two consenting adults do in their bedroom.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Noose Tightens

Sick of it all. Punish the wicked. Free the innocent. Buy buy buy.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

In Preparation

In a moment of great insanity or great insight, I have come up with a plan to prepare for November. November 1st is the premier of Legend of the Seeker, the television show based on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth book series. November 1st is also the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. My plan is to finish the entire Sword of Truth book series before the premier of the TV show. I also thought it would be fitting that I be counting down pages, 5175 to be exact, in preparation for writing 50 of my own. Let the wild rumpus begin!

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