Saturday, January 28, 2006

Michelle

Michelle never needed to consult a higher being for her thoughts, she seemed to be absent of the virus that is the human condition. Mortality in her mind was a given and questions that pollute the minds of others were never given a second thought. The metaphysical sense is just a denial of the unwanted physical reality, she thought.

Sociality in her mind was a bittersweet necessity, made less important with the rise of productive personal relationship. James wasn’t her intellectual equal but a catalyst in thoughts she never considered. Michelle liked to wake up at least five minutes before James anticipate his first thoughts and quiz herself to what the answers would be.

“What does it mean to be productive”, he says unsealing eyes and rubbing the dried tears away from the nights sleep.

“To live”, she says with the confidence of study. “To breathe, to allow your heart to pump blood throughout your body”.

“What if you lie in bed and do nothing”.

“Then you die, and death is not living”.

Michelle enjoys the subtle reaffirmation of content but James has yet to feel this pleasure. James rolls over onto Michelle rather clumsily. He chuckles for himself and heads for his favorite spot on Michelle’s neck. Amazing as it is, nothing can penetrate the focus of Michelle’s mind. She can feel James penetrate her but the following indifferent. She wonders how many women would enjoy this type of activity. She doesn’t dislike their sex but disputes whether the theatrics are needed. She watches James face frown, the veins in his neck strain; she is able to see the human condition. No one in our society would accept the depravity that a man shows in the act of sex, yet they constantly seek it out. This image of James makes her think of an animal, small pathetic and without civility. The desperate passion of sweat and saliva reminds her that we are all stricken with the same disease. We are all nasty, disgusting, desperate animals hanging onto the future of our existence by thin string not able to withstand another blow.

She doesn’t dislike the animalistic nature of James; she only wishes he’d showcase it in all avenues and not suppress it like the world is a circus of bars. James finishes quickly and it is done. James is a selfish lover by Michelle’s request. If there is one thing she would like to think she has taught him it would be that. There is no greater joy than the male orgasm and to deny that to any man at any time is cruel and usual punishment. She would use his image for her own sexual pleasure later long after he has left.


To be continued….

Friday, January 13, 2006

At a meeting with Palestinian leaders he is reported as saying:

"I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did. And then God would tell me 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq'...and I did."

"And now again I feel God's words coming to me 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security and get peace in the Middle East'. And by God I'm gonna do it."


Let me guess, God's not going to take the blame for yet another stupid mistake. It's too bad Bush is a christian because instead of blaming the CIA he could just blame God, afterall that's who told him to go to war.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Top 10 Movies of the Year

Edit* I have not seen Brokeback Mountain, Walk the Line, The Libertine

1. King Kong- Peter Jackson is simply a genius. He has created yet another masterpiece to go along with his Lord of the Rings trilogy, Bad Taste and Dead Alive. Okay the last two are personal favorites. Jackson is a master of character development and the movie is extensive in establishing the characters. This pay's off later in the film perfectly. A great example of Jackson's brilliance is how he draws a line between Kong and Anne Darrow. He show's us that Darrow and Kong are very similar to each other.

Possible Spoilers;

A very subtle example to this is at the beginning of the movie Darrow flips a hat over her head and later in the film Kong flips her over in the same exact way when avoiding one of the T-Rex's. It's barely noticable but its effective.

2. Oldboy- This movie is what I've been waiting for, A movie which explores human nature to the level of Lord of the Flies. What would you do if without the knowledge of why, you were locked up in a small room for fifteen years? The twist's and turns continue from there.

3. Cinderella Man- This movie not getting the credit it deserves really worries me. I understand the masses skipping over it, with all the people who praise "Fantastic Four" I've lost all hope in humanity. However so far Russell Crowe and Paul Giamatti have seemily been looked over by critics and award givers. Crowe makes you understand what it must feel like to be Jim Braddock. It's been a while since a character has made me feel so much and with his every punch I celebrated and every blow I cried.

4. Sin City- When I saw Sin City I didn't know that I would see a better movie all year. The combintation between its beauty and cult like dialogue amazed me to no end. My appreciation has waned a bit but I want to give it credit for starting something that I think will become more and more popular in the coming years. The start of a revolution.

5.A History Of Violence- I'm not sure many people who aren't active and intelligent movie go'ers understand this movie. This movie is the anti-thesis of Crash, a movie that beats you over the head with its message that everyone can understand. Every scene that involves violence is a scene in which Viggo Mortensen battles himself. He doesn't kill because he's Jean Claude Van Damm and thats what makes the movie go. He can kill but he doesn't know why and he battles himself throughout the movie on who he is and once he finds out. He must find out what he wants to be in the future. The movie hinges on two sex scenes that are garauntee'd to make an American audience uncomfortable. These scenes however is why this movie is great. With a name like " A History of Violence" i'm sure some people in the theatre were dissapointed with what they saw.

6. Capote- Capote is worth seeing if only for Phillip Seymour Hoffman's performance as Truman Capote. That is the reason I saw it but the movie is much more. This movie is constantly making you choose sides and when you do, you in the end regret it.

7. Millions- A sweet movie. I realized that my idea of a sweet movie was skewed when my mom asked to borrow a movie that was "A liftime type" or "An uplifting type" and I gave her Garden State which fit the bill more than any other in my collection. I forgot however that Garden State is filled with "F" bombs, porn and drug use. Millions is both sweet and inspiring and has none of what i previously stated. Danny Boyle just creates beautiful movies.

8. Lord of War- The most underrated movie of the year in my opinion. I'm a huge fan of making comedies dramatic. Shaun of the Dead was the big winner last year. Humor comes from truth so I don't know why theres a huge seperation from comedy and drama. I laughed because I felt for Yuri and Vladimir Orlav and if I didn't I wouldn't care to remember the movie post watch. Crappy things happen and sometimes crappy things are funny and sometimes humor protects you from sadness.

9. 40 Year Old Virgin- You know how I know your gay? because your reading this. This movie is hilarious from beginning to end and it accomplishes the same thing Lord of War/Shaun of the Dead did. It had a dramatic storyline that was funny. I can't stress my love of that idea enough. When you care about the story or characters in a comedy you will get more out of the movie. Steve Carrell also impressed me with his range with this character.

10 Batman Begins- The best batman because its real. Christian Bale is simply amazing and definately the better of the batman's. With Nolan's direction and an excellent cast Batman Begins surpasses the originals (althought the Burton ones are great).

I'd like to hear you guy's top 10's for the year and maybe spark a little debate.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Tax Dollars being Fucked

There is a government funded program out there that is attempting to teach kids sex education with religious doctrine. The program is called " Silver Ring Thing". The idea is for young adults take a vow for abstinence until marriage. The program comes complete with "sketch comedy", "music videos", and lazer lightshow.

The Silver Ring was designed by Paul Bensel Jewelers of Yuma and is worn as a symbol and reminder of the abstinence pledge. The "Thing" in Silver Ring is the high-tech presentation that makes this program uniquely attractive. By featuring awesome lighting and video systems, hilarious skits, concert sound systems, high-energy music, TV's, computers, and a faith-based abstinence message, students become interested in the message being offered to them about their sex lives. In the first five years of operation, nearly 1000 teenagers completed the two-hour program, received a silver ring and signed an abstinence vow.

Like in this paragraph they seem to think they can blind people with rocks and sparks while thier real mission hides between the lines. Keep in mind, this is a government funded program.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...

There is another much more disturbing aspect to this group;

Denny Pattyn, a Christian youth minister, founded Silver Ring Thing in 1996. "After three-and-a-half hours of giving them our best shot [on stage], 75 percent become convinced and put on the ring," says Pattyn. "Our goal actually is to create a culture shift in America. We want to see the concept of abstinence be the norm rather than the exception."

Pattyn doesn’t just preach the virtues of sexual abstinence. His show is full of negative messages about condoms – messages warning that condoms won’t protect kids from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

"We spoke with some of the kids after the show in Fort Myers and they said that going into the program they thought that condoms did work, but your show convinced them that they didn’t," says Bradley to Pattyn.

"Right. Well, that’s good because we believe that condoms aren’t the answer," says Pattyn.

The federal government is spending $167 million this year to spread that abstinence-only message. And there’s a law that says that for a program like Silver Ring Thing to receive government funding, it must not talk about the health benefits of using condoms -- only about how they fail.

Columbia University’s Peter Bearman co-authored the most comprehensive study ever done on adolescent health and sexuality. He says, "Sex education doesn’t cause all these negative outcomes. What causes these negative outcomes is kids who are having sex and aren’t protecting themselves."

So this program funded by me and you is teaching kids not to use condoms. The idea of sin and the idea of sex is a sin comes from a christian idea. Those who are not christian do not always share this idea. The social problem is teen pregnancy and STD's and the government is paying for programs like these to tell children that condoms, the things that are the most common prevention of pregnancy and STD's DO NOT WORK.

The fact that this program has already corrupted our youth and used tax payer money to do so is very sad. Someone needs to stop it and while it may not make a difference I encourage you to send an email to Denny Pattyn and beg him to stop this.
dpattyn@silverringthing.com











Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Gone to Berkeley

Be here until the close of thanksgiving weekend, If any one is here this is an open thread. It get's awfully boring up here so I will be checking in.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Christian Movie Review

While this is completely unfair and bias, I still reserve the right post it because I am indeed a jackass.

Christian Movie Reviews:

A History of Violence:

"Within the first 10 minutes of the movie, a 'bad guy' shoots a hotel clerk, a maid and after which he shoots an innocent little girl. (I've never seen a movie where violence was pointed toward children. That especially hurt my spirit.)"

"As a christian, I was appalled at the comments by one group that said their Bible study went to this movie and stated they were 'speechless', it was so good. If we, as Christians, have become so numb to the temperature of the water, we deserve to boil"

Don't know what he's getting at, well I do I just don't want to take it seriously but it made me chuckle.

"I was appalled at the sexual innuendos in the movie"

^^^^ wait this isn't about A History of Violence, it's about WALLACE AND GROMIT.

"Then the entire theme of the rabbit plotline was that it was wrong to ever kill animals. In fact, every character in the movie seemed to take it as gospel that rabbits had more right to live than we had to kill them for food or to stop them from raiding our food. I was quite relieved when we left the theatre and my son asked if we could go rabbit hunting someday."'

I have nothing really against hunting or hunters, I find this comment extremely disturbing.

40 Year old Virgin;

"The "flesh" in me did actually think some of the jokes were slightly funny at best. My spirit wanted to throw up, however. If you want something that cuts the edge into porn for the "regular" theater then this is your film if you care to waste your time on a film that has no redemption from the start"

My spirit wants to find you in a darkened alley and beat the hell out of your spirit. Like my dad says;

Dad: Don't puke in the car
Me: I can't help it!
Dad: If you puke in the car, I'll give you something to puke about.






Ned is a good choice

Join me in a look into the future. I will show you why the Ned Coletti hiring is a good thing for your Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ned Coletti inherits a Dodger team that will win the western division in 2006. The other teams in the division stink and are getting older (although the Cameron pick up is a good one). The return of Eric Gagne, Odalis Perez and JD Drew will be tremendous.

Following the division championship the Dodgers will start to implode. JD the introvert will be traded for character reasons or if he has a good enough season, which I expect, he'll walk. He didn't help the Dodgers win the championship anyways; it was all the doing of the sparkplug Jason Repko. Speaking of Repko, he will get a Baldelli type contract making him your centerfielder for years!

Oh Joy!

Jeff Kent will either retire or walk; it will be mutual and very happy. What a good PR skills you have Mr. Coletti. I won’t be so cliché’ as to say he will be replaced with Niefi Perez but it will be someone with the ability to hurt you at many different positions. By this time Choi has already been long gone, which is a good thing because whichever former Angels first basemen we get will have character’d us into the playoffs. These are just a few examples of the decisions that will shape this franchise.

Luckily, this will send the Dodgers into a downward spiral for at least 3 years. It is possible that they lose 300 games. Attendance will plummet and the value of the franchise will drop. Forcing Mr. McCourt to get out before its too late.

This is where things start getting better.

Confirmed stat head and innovative executive Mark Cuban will step in and save the franchise. Cuban will immediately put the team back in the right direction. He will turn the reigns back over to Paul Depodesta. It will take Depodesta a year or two to get the team back in order, prompting the L.A. media to out do its typical ignorance. However, Mark Cuban provides the resilience the team needs to follow out Paul’s plan.

The team then goes on to win 10 straight division titles and 4 World Series rings. By the time Paul Depodesta decides to retire, sabermetrics has become common practice. This leaves Depodesta’s successor with little or no advantage over the other teams in the league.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Renouncing my Faith


I have to say, I hate the Dodgers. This is coming from a man who supported them since he was 5. This makes the length of service roughly 15 years. What makes a man turn away from a team after supporting mediocrity all of his life?


Stupidity for one, Frank McCourt bought the Dodgers and introduced me to Paul Depodesta. I guess I have to applaud Frank for changing my life in such a positive way, however I tend to believe Mr. Depodesta would have eventually found his way into my mind some way or another.

When the Dodgers hired Depodesta I picked up the book moneyball on recommendation of a friend. The book was great, in fact it's one of the best non- Palahniuk books I have ever read. The book however has no real philosophy as many people would believe. The book is a humorous journey through a season with Billy Beane. It does however act as the marijuana to a future drug addict . It gives you a taste of sabermetrics and left me at least wanting more.(Later I will write about Marijaunna not being a gateway drug, but come on its a good metaphor)

This lead to Baseball Prospectus among other things. Which filled me with a still continuing knowledge of new idea's, principles and progress. I am not a sabermetrician but I do like to spectate. I'm not a Taxi Driver either but I do know about the scum on New York city streets.

Eventually because of the war fought between sabermetrics and the guys who don't want to become irrelevant (JM), I began to adopt SOME of the theories as life lessons.

There is no good or evil, just perception.

People don't want to believe in the cold. They need warmth to facilitate a romantic. It doesn't matter the Earth is without a doubt more than 2000 years old because well, Jesus "Just feels better than that". No matter Darin Erstad is one of the worst 1st basemen in the league, he "Just feels better than that".

So when Frank McCourt fired Paul Depodesta I was upset. However much like Jesus's followers, I held out hope to find another messiah in the event that Depodesta missed the target of revolution.

Theo had other plans.

So today marks the day when all hope of returning to the Dodgers as a fan are diminished. In turn celebrates the birth of this blog.

Tyler Durden: Only after disaster can we be resurrected.