I am neither vegan nor vegetarian; I eat beef. But that does not make me a monster who is incapable of feeling empathy for bulls. I do care about animal welfare. Unnecessary suffering is immoral; bullfighting is immoral; it's archaic and barbaric; it's torture porn—one step removed from the gladiatorial shows of yesteryear.
Morrissey's new track, The Bullfighter Dies, is an anthem which cries out against this blood circus. Bullfighting is still legal in Spain, France, Mexico, and Texas....
*Update September 24, 2012 ~ Just finished Mortality. It is a short book... can be read in one or two sittings. I highly recommend it to all Hitchens fans and anyone else interested in the personal dialogue that goes on in one's head when dealing with cancer and terminal illness.
The late, great Christopher Hitchens' book, Mortality, is being published posthumously on September 4, 2012.
Remember, you too are mortal—hit me at the top of my form and just as things were beginning...
This is Part II. Albums Southpaw Grammar - Viva Hate. See Part I here.
I will listen to each album in its entirety, including the B-sides off the singles (and other tracks released, sung around that time), and decide what I think is a hoot--in my current frame of mind. It is interesting how our take on a song changes with the seasons. We may not have found certain things funny ten years ago... such as growing old, until we can relate to it ourselves, perhaps. Of course, there are...
This is a delightful moment from the CBBC show Horrible Histories that fans of Morrissey, Dickens and literature will I'm sure enjoy!
Why do philosophers use abstract words to describe abstract concepts? I'm not absolutely certain, but I have some theories.
Here is an example of writing by philosopher, Michel Bitbol:
"The metaphysical translation of this process of isolation of certain “subjective” statements with respect with the other types of statements is either dualism or reductionism: dualism if one projects the two-realms organization of statements onto a two-realms organization of entities or properties; or...
I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, Chapter IX ~
Change dreams to lyrics - and that's exactly how I feel about Morrissey's music. I hope he enjoys his Birthday and that his heart is full of love and happiness - today and always. He deserves it.
Last night the world lost one of its greatest thinkers and wits. I am deeply saddened by the death of my intellectual hero Christopher Hitchens. After battling esophageal cancer for the last eighteen months, Hitchens' body finally succumbed to pneumonia. He died at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas surrounded by family and friends. We will miss him dearly.
In memory of Hitch, I will be posting interesting articles, interviews, videos, tributes, obituaries etc. here as they...
(*Update August 2013 - Fixed broken links. Will periodically check links for functionality.)
These are the albums I love because every single song on each of them is a masterpiece. I am not a music elitist so some of my favorite albums are actually reissues and repackages... singles, best of's etc. The reason that I have so many Smiths albums and just one Morrissey album--besides the best of's--is because I feel that their music was more consistent. There isn't a Smiths song that I don't...
Life after Death
An Atheist's Jingle Jangle
When you die, don't set foot in church:
The priest will warble, blink and lurch;
He won't know what to say or how to speak:
It'll just be another day of his Holy Week.
When you die there will be flowers from strange
People who were your friends, speeches with no range
Or variety or demonstrating a skill for writing:
Can you tell if my wit is sufficiently biting?
Your parents will justify a mass for you -
An atheist! - and if they...
I`m very,very down at the moment.Last week I became physically ill and had to go to the emergency room.In the end I was admitted to the hospital and spent a couple of days there.I`m physically ok now.I was so scared while I was there though.I just became so overwhelmed and upset that I just started crying a few times. They kept asking if I was okay.They even asked about the scars on my arms.The good thing is that my family was there for me especially my Mom and that the nurses were nice.I`m...
Blog Index II ~ 2005-2004
(Text too long to have on one page. Sorry. Had to divide Index into two parts.)
The End of Faith ~ Sessions
Vive la Vida!
The 2016 Movie List
Have Passport Will Travel
Mom Gone Wild
If You Need Me, I'll Be Here
Short and Sweet
Katie Says Hi!
Pretty Certain It's Happening
Success is the Only Revenge I Seek
Give Me a Break
Sunny days despite
Bare thighs spite by
Sticking to the pleather
Pink lemonade sipped
Through stripey straws
All beef dogs topped
With Grandma's slaw
Makes his way home
Examines his merits
Broken and alone
Emptiness cries out
Staring in the mirror
His bones shake and chill
In one swallow he devours
The entire bottle of pills
Watching as Dawn
Wakes at sunrise.
"Morning little spawn."
We say, gazing in her eyes.
So happy to...
Just downloaded WPINOYB. Amazing track. Have it on repeat. Love the chorus. And the ending is wonderful. Am so excited to hear the rest of this album. :)
Selfies. Match.com profiles. Forum comments. What do they all have in common? They are all about feedback—means to obtain sustenance for starving egos. And aren't we all starving, or at least hungry to some degree? Of course we are. Basic human psychology. The Internet is a wonderful arena to witness this phenomena manifested in full force.
Match.com profiles. Why do we create them? Maybe we want to meet someone. Or maybe we just want to get winks—little nods of approval that reassure...
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