Friday, June 23, 2006

Superman Is No Hero

OK, well, here are some things of merit of some degree.

People often accuse me of swearing too fucking much.
i don't apologize. I'm the decider here mother fuckers.

i'm mad as hell and i'm not going to take it anymore.

But none of that shit above this sentence matters right now.

We are going to celebrate the joy of the interweb with cool-as-shit links that people will fucking love.

recently i saw a ghostbusters jacket i really wanted.
i ain't afraid of no ghost.

I Rule
The new Dabrye album kicks major ass
what not to say to a dj

There's this cool girl i know who says I'm a hoarder.
She may be right.
She may be crazy.

But neither her nor I just may be the fool you're looking for.

Supreme Time Waster
Useful tips for tooth brushers everywhere and there too
christian pirate puppets (how can you go wrong?)
Files Are Not for Sharing, y'see ...
Definitely Not a Proud Moment (NSFW!)
Definitely one of the weirdest ads you've ever seen (do you think the producers of this may have dabbled in some psychedelics?)
Watch out for the skull fucker
mentos, the super awesome freshmaka when combined with delicious diet coke
Small in number but mighty
Unicorns need it too
Fast Forward to the end for mr. prince rogers nelson
damn fine tuneful kitty
William Shatner Is the Supreme Rocketman, yo
i see dead computers
this could come in handy sometime - how to back up your blog.
remix brian eno & david byrne album and post that shit
it's official - lindsay lohan has a firecrotch
daft punk at coachella - insane
find parking via the interweb - this will be a lot easier when wi-fi is citywide.
tommy lasorda really likes to say fuck (NSFW!)
how to watch FIFA World Cup live on your PC
robots are smarter than you

News that Fucking Matters
heroin sucks ass
Best press photos of the year great stuff here
Sorry for being a fucking frat boy moron, blindie

He is the Reason for the Season

Speaking of ... Christ, this is gnarly. And scary. So much for public transit.

this is a cool thing

it's not you, it's me...oh IS you

Loose Change - the potential reality behind 9/11. scary stuff is raised here. it's really long but well worth it.

whatever happened to shep pettibone?

video blogging

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Heading To Ghana

I have to confess something.
I tell my old friends in Michigan that i just don't have time for sports anymore.
They don't interest me.
They're a waste of time, energy and investment.
I'm too busy.
I have better things to do.
Sports are lame.

This coming from someone who's highly competitive (though not very good at any sport, though i can hold my own if pushed/peer-pressured).
From someone who grew up in a family that cherished football on Sundays, Nascar and related auto racing events on Saturday nights, attended a Big Ten university and lived in the athlete-heavy dorms for a year.
I was never a die-hard sports fan but i was into it enough. i rooted for my home team.
i got excited when 'we' won.

but as i got older, i got busier. other things took precedent.
it became a chore to follow sporting events.
too much effort. other things are more important.
time becomes increasingly precious.

yeah, i know, shut the fuck up already and make my point.


so confession:
i've really been getting into the world cup in the last few weeks.
it's fun. it's exciting. it's a totally different thing entirely from American-exclusive sports.

this is worldwide. it's much much bigger.

i think it really dawned on me how big it was when i was in greece a month ago.
people were INTO IT.

it was evident everywhere, most definitely in munich, where i sat in the airport for a five-hour layover after missing a connecting flight to athens.

since the world cup is being held in germany, the pre-hype was everywhere you looked. every single store seemed like it had SOMETHING celebrating the world cup.
the logo was inescapable.
magazine covers touted the world's biggest stars, most notably Ronaldinho, who plays for Brazil, the defending World Cup champs.
At first glance, i thought Ronaldinho is an odd looking chap, for sure.

But then i watched him play.
And he's just mezmerizing. He's so good.
He should be, since he's rated the #1 Soccer player in the world.

I guess i realized that i should catch on and see what's up with what is definitely the biggest sporting event on planet Earth.
you know?
here in america we are so insular, so focused on ourselves, so self-important, that we think the whole world should do what we do. we've got our own sports, our own 'world' series type events.

this is so huge. i just love catching even a flicker of the excitement generated by the various matches from day to day, getting to know various countries and their players.

I'm not necessarily rooting for anyone but i like watching Brazil (who doesn't like a winner?), Germany, England, Spain, and so many others.

Living where i'm do, i'm fortunate enough to be surrounded by people from all over the world when watching most of the games. People with actual vested interest in their country's team, as these incredible athletes compete in a game all at once both relatively simple and complex.

I never thought i'd ever be so into a sporting event but this is different.
As i read or heard somewhere, the World Cup is like 30 days of the Superbowl every single day.

I mean, movie studios are holding off on releasing their super big blockbusters until after the World Cup is over in July because movie attendance dwindles so considerably during the event.

It also means more because it only happens once every four years, so a country has bragging rights for a long-ass time.
Unlike American sports, where pretty much the "world champion" holds onto that title for less than a year.

i dunno...i finally get it.
i finally understand the fascination and fervor surrounding the event.

i don't necessarily think i'll become an avid soccer watcher after this.
but i think i'll at least pay a bit more attention to it.

wait...i was just thinking of something else.

i like it because it gives me a sense of unity with people from all over the globe.
for one month, the entire world is focused on it.

we're talking like a billion people easily.
probably more than that, but i have no stats and i don't feel like looking that shit up right now.

for a brief time, we can all sorta forget our various cultural differences, root for our favorite teams, and have a damn fine time doing it.
the camaraderie.

and hell, we need something positive to think about for a change.

fuck yeah.

world cup fever.
i have it.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Pigs In Space

Never mind the cigars, I'm fucking back.
I know, i realize i'm completely inconsistent, noncommittal, and unwilling to be disciplined.

I know all this.
But times are changing.

Sure, you've heard this before.
And sure, i could falter again.

But i'm sick of fucking faltering.
I'm fucking sick of being a slacker.
I'm fucking sick of being fucking nondependable.

so yeah, there's my thing.

they said 'it's over fer tibet. don't waste yer time.'
tibet is still here.
and i am tibet.
just like it, really.

people often think i'm from tibet.
and i like to say the word diaspora.
even though i have trouble saying it.

actually, recently, while traveling in Greece (i went to Greece, fuckers), many people thought i was german.
little kids at the acropolis said 'hello' in english to tina b, but to me they said whatever the fuck the germans say to one another when greeting.

and that's profound proof.

but anyway, there's time for all this breakdown later, just like there's time enough for counting, when the day is done.

i celebrate my oeuvre.
and i'm ready to expand into larger quarters.

and fatten my motherfucking oeuvre.

that's what i'm talking about.

which...makes a lot of sense, right?

i thought you wouldn't agree.

kill whitey