Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sanctuary

A man is running away from a lynch mob, with torches and pitchforks and such. We pan out to see another man behind a tree just a bit further in front, he grabs the man as he passes and holds onto his mouth with a shushing motion. The lynch mob runs past and the two of them walk into a house near by.

The scene cuts to inside the house, there are about 10 people inside the house, some are reading others talking to each other, some on laptops, they all stop and look up as the two enter.

The lead man begins to speak

Lead: Brothers and Sisters, we have another for our fold.

They all begin to cheer, the runaway man looks a little sheepish.

Runaway: What is this place?
L: This brother is a sanctuary, a place where you can be safe to form opinions, we all here have the same opinions you do and we won't kill you for them.
R: Really?
L: Yes, we all agree with your ways, and those outside of here, they can't find us in here.
R: This place, it's so beautiful, I never want to leave.
L: It's okay brother, you don't have to, there are few of us here, but we live and die by each other and our opinions. Go ahead, let it out, let it free, say what you want to say, we don't judge you here for it. Go ahead, don't be shy, we all agree with you here.
R: Are you sure?
L: Believe us, you are welcome here.
R: Well, uh, the thing is, I just don't think Joss Wheadon is that good a writer. I mean, Firefly was good and all but everything he does isn't the best thing ever.
L: Yes, let it out.
R: I liked Dr. Horrible sure, but it wasn't the greatest thing on God's green earth. I tried Buffy and haven't liked it, and Dollhouse hasn't really gone anywhere.
L: You see? Here you can say these things.
R: Wow, every time I've tried to say those things I got rocks thrown at me.
L: But here, there are few, but we are strong. Don't worry, you are free now.
R: Thank you. Thank you for saving me.
L: You are loved here.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Sanctuary'.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

An Old Tree

Two trees stand in a forest of trees.

1: Oh man why can't I die?
2: Look gramps, it's like I've been telling you, we can't commit suicide, you have to wait to die. We're trees, it just doesn't work like that.
1: Sigh, but I've lived for so long.

Suddenly a big burly man with a chainsaw walks into view.

Man: Aha, this looks like a good tree. I think I will cut this one down.

1: Oh my glorious day! At last it's my time to die! Oh lad, I am so happy now, finally I will die a peaceful death.
2: I'm happy for ya gramps.

The man is about to start cutting into the tree when a bunch of hot and crazy hippy chicks all run up with chains.

chicks: No! You must not cut down these trees!

They chain themselves around the tree.

chick: You can't cut down this tree, it does not want to die.
1: What? Are you insane woman? Of course I want to die!
chick: we will not allow it!

Man: Sigh, you hippie chicks thwarted me again. Looks like I'll have to choose another forest.

1: NO!!!!!!

The hippie chicks looks satisfied and they un chain themselves and look at each other.

chick: We did it, we saved this tree! They walk away proud of themselves.

2: Sorry gramps, looks like it's not meant to be.
1: Just my luck sonny boy. Just my luck.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Forest'.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Okay

so daily didn't work again, however I'm going to keep trying different things until it works. Thursday still works. I need to see if I can start doing this monday one with Blue-Beta. But I think I still wanna do weekly tv and music. I just need to take the time to post it instead of playing around on the internet at work. :D

Friday, February 13, 2009

31 dates vote

Hi everyone, I am currently up on a vote at

http://31datesin31days.com/

You should either vote for me, or read through and vote for the better man. But of course there is no one better then me. I am the Jon at FAO Schwartz guy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Knock on Wood

Two guys are talking near some wood paneling.

1: Yeah I hope not, knock on wood.
2: You know, knocking on wood is just some silly superstition.
1: Not for me it isn't.
2: Dude, it is for everyone, you're not some person who gets away with it.
1: I'll bet you 500 bucks it's not superstition for me.
2: You're on.
1: So I've never been dumped by a girl...

They both wait when suddenly a wood monster comes out from the wood paneling and knocks out the man.

Wood Man: He didn't knock.

The wood man disappears into the paneling.

2: Dammit, here's your 500 bucks.

He drops 500 dollars on his knocked out body.

2: Medical bills are going to catch up with you, knock on wood.

He knocks on wood.

End

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Superstition'.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sunday Monday switch

So I don't watch a movie every week. I've tried, but I failed. So I'm going to do something different. Sundays will now be, movie or comic book review. Monday will now be the Blue-Beta content. Joey and I are on a site in which Joey said they should do content like the thursday one. So monday is now that.

140 bottles of the ULTIMATE ACT OF DEFIANCE!!!!

This happened today, but I'm counting it for Saturday.

So a while back my roommate got mad at me for some money issues. Most of it was fine, but the one part which i got pissed about was he had been buying in bulk a lot of bottled water. I snagged one or two when I needed some and he had invited me to do so on occasion. Well apparently he only invited me to out of courtesy and didn't actually want me to take them, so he said, "You should be paying for the bottles you take, in fact you should be paying for my taxi that I have to take so I can get the bottles back to the house." Now that's where I drew the line. Taxi? Oh man. I was ticked.

So today I went to Costco, one I knew he wouldn't like me shopping on sunday but I didn't care and two I had the perfect plan. I went and found the bottled water. 35 bottles per case. I bought 4 of them. So when I got home he was in the kitchen. I could tell he wasn't happy to see me coming in with things I had bought from the store, on a sunday and I hadn't gone to church that day either. But I brought in all my stuff and then it was like out of movie. I come in with the first 35. I could only do them one at a time. I put it down. I walk out come back a little bit later with the second, put it on top. Then the third, and the fourth. It was so dramatic. I put down the fourth and then I closed the doors and said, "Alright, 170 bottles should cover me for the past year." I walked into my room triumphant.

Friday TV Talk!

I had these done but I just had such a busy weekend. No time to put them up.

Let's talk tv this week.

Lost and Battlestar Galactica are still at the top of my must see shows. They're the only ones I really get excited for each week. With only six more episodes left of BSG, I'm excited to see where they go with it. I'm also excited to have a show ending for good. They are planning on doing another show, however this one is set before this series, so it'll be okay.

I won't really talk about weekly shows unless I have something big to talk about so I'll talk about some shows that I'm catching up on.

I'm currently into the second season of Rome. I finished the first season recently. It's a hit or miss show, there were episodes where I felt bored but episodes which I needed to go on to the next one. The thing about this show which I think works more for some then for others, is it works more for those who actually know a bunch about it. After I finished the first season I decided to take some time and study that era, and suddenly so many more things fell into place. Now after having done that, watching the second season is even more exciting. So if you've had trouble getting into the show, do some research, it makes the show a lot cooler.

Kyle XY. Kyle XY is a show on the ABC family channel. It's a decent show about a genetically engineered teenager who finds himself not knowing what's going on. The show was intriguing because it had such wonder to it at the beginning. Now it's just another show which has good moments and silly moments. I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone unless you like mediocre shows. Though the first episode I would recommend to those who like wonder and awe.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

"acarbar"

World renowned writer James Macarbary lost his arm this week, he was riding on the bus and held his right arm outside the window and it was seized from him in a terrible accident on monday. Macarbary is known for his thrilling crime novels which apparently he hasn't given up on. However his newest book "Cre" is not doing well. Why you might ask? Well the term phantom limb comes into play. When someone loses an appendage they will often continue to try and use it even though it is not there. Here is an except from his new book "Cre" which he typed.

"Te tg at Cares s a e eected t c f ters! e wd dead erfect evertg e dd"

Many have been baffled by this writing but our scientists have found if he had a limb this is what we think he may have written.

"The thing about Charles is he expected to much from others! He would demand perfection in everything he did. "

In a message on his website he said to his loyal fans.

"Dt wrry a fe w cte t wrte aated! Ad tats a garatee!"

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, and William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden. This week's theme: 'Disfigurement'.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Music Shuffle 2: Electric Boogaloo

1. Mega Man 2 -- Bubble Man -- I'm so glad I picked up the soundtracks for the Mega Man games. This kind of music was the first music I listened to a constant basis and really enjoyed. Chiptune music like this is my oldest love. I just love this stuff and this song is no exception.

2. Mahavishnu Orchestra -- Miles Beyond -- I first heard of this group when I found a bunch of their vinyls for cheap and they looked interesting. Only now am I hearing my first song by them and though it started out light this song is pretty rocking. It's like MMW but with more instruments. I think I'm going to listen to more of this band after this. This is the first one I couldn't find a suitable link for.

3. The Prodigy -- Hotride -- My most recent iPod's screen broke, so basically I've had it on random forever. Well one day I came upon this song and loved it but could not figure out who on earth it was. I looked through all my girl singers but to no avail. Then one day a little later I was looking through my Prodigy collection and here it was. The album as a whole sucked and this was the only good song on it. Also the link is to the music video which is awful and should never be viewed by anyone, so only listen to the song, don't watch the video.

4. Rammstein -- Bestrafe Mich -- Ah Rammstein, your favorite German power metal band. I've always had a mild fascination for this band. However most of their stuff is just plain awful as is this song. I'm glad I'm doing this random thing cause it's making me listen to some music I've just had that I never got around to listening to.
Also the video is really creepy.

5. Michael Jackson -- Is It Scary -- I have been really big into Michael as of late, but this song just isn't all that awesome. I'm quite disappointed by it. This is the first time I've heard it, but it's just not as good as all of his other stuff. Everyone has to have some bad songs I suppose.

6. Phish -- Possum -- Awesome, this is in my top 5 favorite Phish songs so I'm always glad when a version of this one pops up. It's a really good crusin' song as well for anyone who wants a good song to drive to.

7. The Urge -- Too Much Stereo -- This song leaves a bittersweet taste in my mouth. This band was one of my favorites in high school, their first two albums were rockin' and this album like this song is more poppy then their usual sound. It's no wonder they broke up shortly after releasing this album. This song isn't great but I keep it around because of my love for the band and it's on the 100th album I ever purchased.

8. Primus -- Southbound Pachyderm -- I love this song. This is after all the most solid album by Primus which is one of my favorite bands of the late 90s early 00s. This is the start of their harder more sinister side which came out a lot more in their album Antipop. This band does a lot of good stuff when either sinister or crazy. This song though good works much better in context with the feel of the album then it does as a stand alone song. The link is for the music video which is 2 minutes shorter then the original.

9. Radiohead -- Morning Bell -- I love the feel of this song. This is one of the better songs on Kid A. I do have my gripes about this album as I don't think it's Radiohead's best album, but this song is one of the better songs on the album. It has a great eeriness feel to it as well. Live version in the link.

10. Galactic -- Paint -- The album this song is one Ruckus I won an autographed copy of at a concert. This song is a nice funky song which I like hearing every once in a while. This is my favorite live band after all.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Jethro Tull -- Aqualung

This is the first time I've ever really listened to anything by Jethro Tull besides random songs on the radio. The first song, the title track Aqualung I remember from the classic rock station in high school, but having my more refined tastes I find it to be a lot cooler then I remember. Their usage of the extra instruments really appeals to me, most notably the recorders and the flute. The flute in the second song "Cross Eyed Mary" made me quite happy. The impressively haunting song "My God" also had an impressive flute solo. Listening to this album makes me wonder how I completely missed the boat on Jethro Tull. They're a great classic rock band and a dang good prog rock band. This album was quite enjoyable and makes me want to listen to more of Jethro Tull. This one is on a lot of top lists and it deserves it.

****
4/4 stars

Monday, February 02, 2009

Monday Movie Review: The Fall

The Fall is a 2006 (released in 08) film done by Director Tarsem Singh. This is the first thing I've seen by him, and it stars Lee Pace who you might know as the main character in Pushing Daisies. I was surprised when the movie started to find that Spike Jonze was involved in the project, I got more excited and wondered why I had not seen it. This movie is visually spectacular. The opening credits have some amazing shots at different angles done in black and white and have so much fullness to it. There are two main story lines through out the movie, the first is of Roy Walker (Pace) and a young girl Alexandria who inhabit a hospital and the second story is the fantasy story which Roy is telling to Alex. This second story has some amazing colors and visually is quite stunning. There is also a claymation screwy scene in which you can tell that Jonze had a hand in. I often times have a hard time with child actors so it was a bit hard for me to relate to the young Alex, she was irresistibly cute however and once you can get past that you can get into her as a character. Pace's character for me was the most relatable and I understood his plight and connected with his character the most. The secondary story line was mostly there to try and pilfer pills out of the young girl and there were moments of this story line which were quite enjoyable. There were five main characters in this tale of bandits and I would have liked to see more of these characters but many of them were there it seemed only to be there and to fill time. I became somewhat disappointed in them and couldn't really get into them.

Overall I did enjoy the movie, it is one movie which should be viewed just so you can have viewed it. I don't know if it's one I would end up picking up but I'm glad to have seen it. The story I had hoped would have a bit more to it, and it seemed to ride mostly on the cuteness of Alexandria which didn't resonate too well with me. But for the visual aspect it was quite good and it's an enjoyable experience.

*** 3 out of 4 stars

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Risk

Sunday is for whatever random thing I feel like posting.

A shot is seen of a bunch of people wearing army uniforms in the desert, a couple of horses and a cannon are also seen. The camera closes in on two men.

1: So how liking Australia so far?
2: It's pretty nice, I just got in.
1: Yeah, I hear from the boss man that we're going to be getting a lot more troops in here soon.
2: I'm excited for that.

Suddenly a shadow falls over the men, they all look to the heavens as a gigantic white block with one 4 black dots each in one of the corners falls towards them at a great speed. It crushes them in an instant.

Pull back to a bunch of kids playing risk.

Kid: Dude, roll in the box!

End