Random Cultural Things

  1. Escaping the Creche

    Being that the forum is an inhospitable place to post because it is ruled by one large, hateful bully, I think I'll hang out in my blog today. Just a few things I'd like to share... A great year-end podcast from my favorite political podcasters: The 2013 Conundrums Gabfest. Favorite book I read this year: Autobiography by Morrissey Favorite movie of 2013: Gravity Favorite non-English speaking film of 2013: Blue is the Warmest Color (La Vie d'Adèle) Favorite Charlie Rose episode: Cate...
  2. Milk, Meat, Auschwitz, and MorrisseyOy Vey!

    Morrissey states: "If you believe in the abattoir then you would support Auschwitz. There's no difference. People who would disagree with this statement have probably never been inside an abattoir." < Are his comments insensitive, even crass? Well, yes. The Nazis DEHUMANIZED Jews, gays, Gypsies, the handicapped, and other undesirables, under the UNSCIENTIFIC theories of Eugenics, reducing the status of these humans to the status of non-human animals. So, Auschwitz victims were...
  3. Is Morrissey Bisexual?

    I consider myself bisexual. This identity is not fully embraced by the gay community or the straight one. Both groups think bisexuals are fence sitters. Mostly that we are AFRAID to embrace our gayness. Still keeping one foot in the heterocourt. This may be the case for some. It is not the case for me. I could care less what people think. My family is very open and would completely accept me being a lesbian. My mom knows I am bisexual, as does my son. They get it. They understand I have a...
  4. Heavy Industry and Ruins Porn

    I am going to share something with you that you may not know about me. I like porn. All kinds of porn. Human fleshy glossies and foodie shots, but most of all, heavy industry and ruins porn. What the heck is that, you ask? It is photography of urban decay... abandoned deindustrialization artifacts such as buildings, factories, houses, bridges, parking lots etc. But not all ruins porn is titillating to me. We all have our preferences right? My niche? Heavy industry, baby! Bring on the blast...
  5. Catch Me If You Can

    There are all kinds of people online, just as there are all kinds of people IRL. Fortunately I am able to steer clear of the psychopaths IRL. It is easy; one just avoids certain environments that they might otherwise run into one—like seedy nightclubs. Think of the film, Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Shivers. But avoiding 'not right in the head' types online is next to impossible. Creeps gravitate towards message boards and dating sites like moths to flames. I have an internet stalker as you...
  6. 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony

    I'm watching a prerecorded taping of the Opening Ceremony in HD. View Complete Set of Companion Photos of Opening Ceremony Part I I'm about twenty-five minutes into the program. The Olympic circles are coming together overhead as workers of the industrial revolution beat their drum sticks along to the epic music. Tears are welling up in my eyes. What? I'm not even British. Why so emotional? I dunno. About thirty minutes in, James Bond picks up the Queen from Buckingham Palace....
  7. Olympics Closing Ceremony ~ A Screenshot Memoir of WTF? Moments

    After my seriously brain-draining last blog post about consciousness and other metaphysical stuff, I aim to keep this post light and ridiculously irrelevant. So, the London 2012 Olympics have come to a close. I can't provide much commentary on the games themselves as I only tuned into the men's and women's artistic gymnastics competitions. But as you may recall, I live-blogged the opening ceremony. For the closing ceremony, I have decided to post screen captures of my favorite visuals as...
  8. Bullfighting is Torture Porn!

    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....
  9. Blog Index I ~ 2016-2006

    Blog Index II ~ 2005-2004 (Text too long to have on one page. Sorry. Had to divide Index into two parts.) 2016 The End of Faith ~ Sessions Me.at.Work Stepfather Vive la Vida! The 2016 Movie List 2015 Hitch Void 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 Symbols Success is the Only Revenge I Seek Give Me a Break Survivors Guilt Holy Tomato! Yumfreakin'liscious! Pure pleasure....
  10. Stroke Me, Stroke Me

    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...
  11. Somebody That I Used To TrollParody

    Thanks to troubleluvsme for posting this on the forum. Hilarious. Relevant. Accurate. Priceless. Video: Somebody That I Used To Troll—Parody LYRICS Now and then I think of something very clever Like when I said you were so crappy you should die My name is BigAndSexy123 So I have online anonymity I seek attention with a name you will remember I could be convicted of a certain kind of madness Like making comments to offend, always offend I told you that your failure was...
  12. Symbols

    Symbols can be powerful—evoking strong emotions to rise to the surface from some deep, out of view space. I have been subjected to three Confederate flags this last week—all were flying from long wooden poles alongside the US flag—attached to the beds of four wheel drive trucks, validating at least one stereotype perfectly. OK. This is Arizona. I am not in the South. The West should not feel any affiliation or loyalty to the Confederacy. What exactly are these fools embracing and expressing...
  13. Humble Abode in the Thames Estuary

    I could live in one of these beauties, no problem. All I would need is a boat to get to the mainland. Want to move into the one next to mine and be neighbors? Rusty Maunsell Forts The Maunsell Forts were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. They were named after their designer, Guy Maunsell. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later used for other activities... pirate radio...
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