UPDATED FOR OCTOBER, 2006
Like it or not - I am going to rant on this page - about everything, and anything.
If you want to comment, you may. Will I print it here? It depends on how entertaining it is - or how intelligent it is. Stupidity will be nuked immediately. And if you are afraid to find out if I think you are stupid (or anyone else reading this for that matter), then don't even bother trying at all. Goodbye.
I'll break things down into categories - and take off from there. Each catagory will be added to from time to time - to time. When the subject on this page changes, previous articles will be archived on the pages of those specific topics. Follow the links for the full text and other updates and additions. I will also add other topics on the message forum as well.
barbarian of the week
Congratulations and Hail to the Thief!
Okay - first up and in no particular order of importance to me:
Movies are NOT roller coaster rides. They are not thrill rides - they are not vehicles for soundtrack sales - no matter what people in the industry will tell you - or rather what they will try to force feed you - like some god damn goose. There is no foie grais coming out of this. If you want a roller coaster ride, go to Coney Island, pay your $3.00 and enjoy yourself - for real. Stop regurgitating the folly the media and studios wish to hear you say! For Christ's sake - Stop! Have a real fucking opinion, will you? Really, they aren't smarter than you - no matter how stupid any of us may be.
I am fed up with shrieking noise coming off a movie screen. Moronic, non existent stories being puked up right in front of our eyes. When nothing is happening in a movie (which is almost always these days), the "editor" will insert white flashes and crank up the volume to make you think something is happening. Tell me you haven't seen that in a thousand trailers?
First up - Eminem is an asshole. He is NOT revolutionary - he is nothing. His records are not offensive - at least not in the way you may think. I don't give a rat's ass what he says, but he claims it is a joke! He claims he is doing it to get a rise out of people. To shakes things up. Yes, oh thank you enlightened one. My life is dull, and boring. I am tortured and alone and miserable. Yes, I agree with you bro' - you are saying what I can't articulate. That rage - that pain. And you got that beat, that attitude to go with it. That Black thing going on.
Oh fuck you - could you be a little more inarticulate? A little more boring. A little more obvious? Whatever you say or do - or however you dress, or parade, or gesture white boy, when you go home at night, you are still a pale-assed caucasion. No matter how many holes you pierce, or tats you get, you are just another sheep headed to the abattoir. No matter what rage you have, no matter what pathetic attempt to get recognition by tagging a wall with your 10th rate adolescent scribble that you think passes for art - you will still be a dedicated follower of fashion. Do you wear that baseball cap backwards? Ain't nothing new. So don't claim it.
Anglo does NOT mean "white!"
Yes, you heard me - Anglo does NOT mean "white!" Who the hell is responsible for that nonsense, and why are there growing numbers of morons in Amerika who are willing to use this term? Does it make them sleep better at night? Knowing they have incorrectly defined many peoples around the world? Does it help you to believe that you know who you are? Are you kidding?
Dubya reigns - and I am sick of that nickname as well as the midget-brain usurper himself. How does Lord Chimpington sound? Better? Otay! Any man who does not know which hemisphere Mexico is in does not deserve to be president of anything.
The tax cut is a lie - rich will get richer, poor will get poorer. You know it - I know it. Why is anyone even debating this bullshit? The people who need the tax cut are NOT the people who make the most money, and therefore ( it is said ), pay the most taxes - it is the people who make the least money - who should pay NO taxes. And why not - we can barely support ourselves and our families. And where is all this god damn money going anyway?
"It doesn't have to be "art" - but does it have to be shit?"
"Art is not a pastime - but a priesthood." Jean Cocteau
"I passionately hate the idea of being with it - I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time." Orson Welles
"Why would anyone want to label themselves? I say, "Lick my decals off, baby!" I'm not interested in making any new mustard or ketchup. I make very good mustard." Captain Beefheart.
"The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ taste." Picasso."Where righteous indignation is concerned, we have clearly got our priorities mixed up. The point about [Lenny] Bruce is that he wants us to be shocked - but by the right things! - not by four-letter words, which only violate convention, but by want and deprivation, which violate human dignity." Kenneth Tynan.
"I never truckled. I never took off the hat to Fashion and held it out for pennies. I told them the truth. They liked it or they didn't like it. What had that to do with me? I told them the truth." Frank Norris, author of McTeague, 1902."One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real." Klaus Kinski (who should know)
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