Wednesday, May 30, 2007

RE: recommendation for a haircut??

I’m with Miss A. Guys don’t like women with short hair. It leads to bad, bad things.

Who will love a woman who wants to resign her femininity, and who have absolutely no interest in appearing attractive to anyone? Who purposely re-designs their apperance to accomodate their own sense of convenience?

First it’s chopping off your hair and getting a low-maintenance boy’s haircut. Then you will stop wearing makeup and jewelry. Then it’s time to buy those absolutely disgusting jeans with the elastic band on them, and not shave your legs. The only remaining pleasure you’ll be willing to indulge in is food, so your waistline will expand over the years.

Cutting your hair short is the first of many steps to looking like a middle-aged lesbian. Nobody wants to fuck old mean mommy.

you fairy

PARK SLOPE,YOU RULE. When people close their eyes and think of Brooklyn, your legendary brownstones come to mind. That's because everyone from famous wimpy authors to M&A lawyers have used you as the place to park their $800 double wide strollers. "Stroller Mafia” is more than a moniker. It speaks to the fact that you don't take crap from anyone. Especially old timers who want to change Park Slope back into some sort of Bed-Stuy like war zone. With us you only make changes if you want. That's the beauty of our cell phone plans without annual contracts. Because Park Slope, we know you the world revolves around you.

company man

Surprisingly good acting by Alec Baldwin. I actually had a manager that played this for us as 'motivation'. He was fired within a year.

Attack of the Pugs, Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

I like some pugs, but I was recently dating a girl with a pug and I HATED this f*cking stupid awful animal. I think it mainly had to do with the fact that she never punished it for bad behavior - but I immediately thought, this will never be the mother of my children (not that we were very serious or anything, but still). I knew another girl with a similarly haughty and ill-mannered pug.


Morbius the Living Vampire (Michael Morbius) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, intended as a tragic anti-hero with vampire-like powers that actually had a biochemical origin. Self-tormented over his nature but wanting to live, he has appeared as both a villain and an ally in various Spider-Man titles, in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and in his own self-titled comic book.

Morbius was created in large part because Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee wanted to launch an indirect challenge on the ban by the Comics Code Authority on vampires. Working with writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, they created Morbius, a living man who is given vampiric abilities via scientific means, and not the supernatural ones prohibited by the Code. Kane was instructed to specifically avoid Gothic fashion elements and design a costume for Morbius that was akin to what any other Marvel supervillain would wear, and he specifically chose the red and blue primary colors which were the staple of characters from Spider-Man to Superman.

In part because of the success of Morbius, the Comic Code was liberalized on the subject of vampires and other horror characters several months later, allowing Marvel and other publishers to use actual vampires such as Dracula.

Morbius first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #101 (Oct, 1971), in which he is attacked by the Lizard and defeated when Spider-Man and the Lizard join forces. A flashback in Amazing Spider-Man #102 reveals that Morbius was actually a Nobel prize-winning biochemist, who had attempted to cure himself of a rare blood disease with an experimental treatment involving vampire bats and electroshock therapy. However, he instead became afflicted with a far worse condition that mimicked the powers and bloodthirst of legendary vampirism. Morbius now had to digest blood in order to survive and had a strong aversion to light. He gained the ability to fly, as well as superhuman strength and healing abilities. His appearance became hideous—his canine teeth extended into fangs, his nose flattened to appear more like a bat's, and his skin became chalk-white. He also gained the ability to turn others into similar "living vampires" by biting them. Though he managed at one point to cure himself of his pseudo-vampirism, he eventually reverted back to his altered form.

He gained his own series with Adventure into Fear #20 in 1975, and was the lead feature of that title for the rest of its thirty-one issue run.

He later received his own self-titled comic book series (as well as somewhat of a costume update) in 1992 as part of the "Rise of the Midnight Sons" crossover event between Marvel's supernatural/horror themed comics. These later stories add to his repertoire of powers the ability to hypnotize others and describe his ability to fly as also psionic in nature.

In the first issue, Ghost Rider and John Blaze search for Morbius to form The Nine and stop Lilith and the Lilin from taking over the world. When they found Morbius, the vampire believed they would kill him but Ghost Rider and John Blaze successfully captured him. Dr. Langford, who tried to help Morbius's wounds, was actually trying to kill him and was working for Dr. Paine. He made a serum that would prove fatal to Morbius, but unknown to Dr. Langford, Fang, one of Lilith's children was also trying to kill Morbius by adding his own demonic blood to the serum, which would also be fatal to Morbius. When Dr. Langford injected the serum to Morbius, it did not kill him, but instead mutated him. Morbius's friend, Jacob was trying to look inside of him and see what he could do about Morbius's condition. After Martine, Morbius's wife, found out Langford was trying to kill him, Langford shot her and she bled to death. Morbius found this out and was enraged to find his wife dead. He later killed Langford and took the beaker which contained the serum. Ghost Rider and John Blaze later found out Morbius's destruction. Ghost Rider confronted him and would not tolerate Morbius drinking anymore innocent blood. Morbius then vowed he would only drink the blood of the guilty. Ghost Rider accepted the vow, but warned him not to stray from it. Morbius soon became part of The Midnight Sons.

Later, a new faction of Vampires led by Hunger, the next evolution of the supervillain Crown, tried to destroy Morbius because he had been genetically manipulated to be the perfect weapon. The chest he was to be delivered in was intercepted by the Kingpin, Blade, and Spider-Man, and he attacked all three. Unfortunately, whatever unknown party manipulated him failed; he collapsed after one battle, possibly dying. With his last breath he warned Spider-Man to beware of his employer, Stuart Ward.

Most recently Morbius appeared in issue #5 of the newest Blade series; there it was revealed that Morbius had signed the Superhuman Registration Act and was cooperating with S.H.I.E.L.D. forces in an effort to capture Blade. He had also presumably survived his Genetic Manipulation, as Blade was able distinguish him as the same Morbius who 'Took a Bite out of [him]' in their previous encounter.

Morbius was first introduced as a villain in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man. He would return to battle Spider-Man over the years in the pages of Marvel Team-Up Vol.1 #3-4, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #6-8 and #38, Morbius the Living Vampire #3-4 and #21-23, and later in Peter Parker, Spider-Man Vol.1 #77-80 and Vol.2 #8.

Spider-Man and Morbius formed an uneasy alliance during the Maximum Carnage crossover series.

Blade (comics) the Vampire Hunter and Morbius have had an on-going feud which began in Adventure into Fear #24. The two also clashed in Marvel Preview #8, Blade the Vampire Hunter #8, Blade Vol.1 #2-3, and Blade Vol.4 #5. Blade, while possessed by a demonic presence, killed Morbius in Morbius the Living Vampire #12, but Morbius was resurrected in Spirits of Vengeance #13.

Simon Stroud, a rogue CIA agent first introduced in the pages of Creatures on the Loose, has been hunting Morbius since Adventure into Fear #27. Stroud and Morbius last clashed in Morbius the Living Vampire #23.

During the run of Morbius the Living Vampire, Morbius crossed paths with a handful of brand new foes. They included: Vic Slaughter (introduced in issue #7), the Basilisk (introduced in issue #5), Dr. Paine (introduced in issue #4), and Bloodthirst (first seen in issue #20). During this same period, Morbius also battled a new villain called Bloodbath in Midnight Sons Unlimited #2.

Morbius has had a friendship with Jack Russell (Werewolf by Night) since West Coast Avengers #5, where Morbius helped Russell deal with his werewolf curse. Werewolf by Night was a frequent guest-star in the pages of Morbius the Living Vampire. Together with Man-Thing and Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) they formed the Legion of Monsters.

Morbius and Doctor Strange have teamed-up on several occasions. Morbius appeared sporadically throughout the run of Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme, beginning with issue #10.

Michael Morbius possesses a variety of superhuman powers, some of which are similar to supernatural vampires within the Marvel Universe.

Morbius possesses an accelerated healing factor and can recover from mild to moderate injuries at a rate beyond that of ordinary humans. While not nearly as efficient as the healing powers possessed by the X-Man Wolverine, Morbius has proven able to heal from multiple gunshot wounds in less than an hour. More severe injuries, such as broken bones or severe burns, might take several days to heal, but once was shown to take minutes even though it left him as a near-mindless creature who must feed to replenish the energy that was used to do so. He is unable to regenerate missing limbs or organs, but Slaughter, another living vampire, has shown that a living vampire can reattach cut off parts of their body and survive a beheading if they have gained enough vitality from blood consumption.

Due to his vampire-like condition, Morbius is forced to ingest fresh blood on a regular basis to maintain his life and vitality. How much blood he requires and how often he must feed has not been specified in the comics.

Most of Morbius's victims die or are severely injured by his bite. Unlike supernatural vampires, Morbius's victims do not necessarily become vampires themselves. There have only been two instances where Morbius's bite has turned other individuals into vampires: Emilio (a young man first shown in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #7), and Vic Slaughter (a bounty hunter who first appeared in Morbius the Living Vampire #7). The causes behind these transformations have never been clearly explained.

One interesting fact concerns the blood of Spider-Man. Apparently, the irradiated blood of the wall-crawler has a kind of reverse-effect on Morbius, causing his vampirism to go into remission. As a result, after drinking Spider-Man's blood, Morbius does not need to feed again for some time. Morbius once developed a serum based on Spider-Man's blood (in Morbius the Living Vampire #5) which would stave off his vampirism for short periods of time.

Morbius possesses the ability of flight or levitation, navigating wind currents and gliding for various distances. In Morbius the Living Vampire #2, it was alluded to that this ability may be related to hyper-evolved portions of his brain caused by a combination of his blood disease and vampiric condition.

Morbius does not possess any of the mystical vulnerabilities that supernatural vampires are subject to, such as to garlic, holy water or silver. He is sensitive to sunlight, thanks to his photo-sensitive skin which prevents any protection from major sun burn, in contrast to "true" vampires that are incinerated by it. Morbius also lacks the shapeshifting and weather control powers of vampires, and the ability to control animals.

While briefly infected by the demon Bloodthirst, Morbius gained the ability to liquidize his body, moving through small spaces and stretching his limbs as needed. He lost these abilities when he and Bloodthirst split (Morbius the Living Vampire #20).

Like "true" vampires, Morbius does possess the ability to hypnotize others and bring them under his control, which can only be resisted by those possessing an extremely strong will.

See also Ultimate Morbius.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

to anyone who has the information about the hotpockets

i'm putting this on the onlines just in case whoever has the information does NOT live in my building or on my street, where i put up the flyers. just in case.


i am not the japanese television executivie



Thursday, May 24, 2007

My take on it...

60s Who: All I really know are the existing stories from Hartnell's first season, "The Mind Robber", and "The War Games". I really like these stories a lot, particularly "The Mind Robber"; the scene with the Doctor, Jamie, and Zoe spinning off into nothingness on a floating TARDIS console is staggering. I wish more Troughton stories existed, as it seems that they're fantastic. Ian and Barbara are two of the best companions ever in Who history and probably the best of the "signature companions" (although Sarah Jane and Tegan come very close).

70s Who: First off, Tom Baker was a genius. Ultra-hammy, yet absolutely perfect. He's one reason why the show thrived in the 70s. The other reason is Jon Pertwee. His fey, sarcastic Doctor with his love of gadgets and hand-to-hand combat was also excellent. Minuses have to be levelled against some of their companions, though; Jo was absolutely irritating 75 percent of the time, K9 became the ultimate cop-out, Romana II was about as thrilling as a soggy block of wood (only less emotive), and Adric had a promising start but dissolved into a petulant, steamy mess (as well as a fine patina on the Earth's crust, but that's unrelated). On the other hand, there were some truly inspired companion pairings in this era: Liz Shaw and 3rd; Sarah Jane and 3rd; Sarah Jane, Harry, and 4th; Romana I and 4th; Leela and 4th. It also helps that 4th Doc is so quotable. ("HARRY SULLIVAN IS AN IDIOT!")

80s Who: Davison's era is deeply, DEEPLY underrated. Only two stories from the three seasons don't work ("Time-Flight", "The King's Demons"), and one of them has one of the greatest endings in Who history ("I thought you were going with them." "....So did I.") Janet Fielding is so underrated it ISN'T FUNNY. She and Davison may not have gotten along on a personal level, but their characters were made for each other. Davison also boasted some of the best departures of the series (Tegan, Adric, and Nyssa all have good ones, while Turlough's is decent but anti-climactic). Colin Baker never had a chance, unfortunately; most of his stories are really very good (of special note are "Vengeance On Varos", "The Mysterious Planet", "The Two Doctors", and "Revelation Of The Daleks"), but his coat ruins them. Also, Melanie Bush was completely misconceived from the get-go. If she had been a little less shrill and a little less mainc, she'd have been great. Sylvester McCoy... let's just say there was a lot of potential in those stories. "Paradise Towers" could have been one of the greatest stories in Who history had the director been shot before he got onto the set. Many of the Ace stories are brimming with good ideas, but are plotted so murkily that they're difficult to follow and mixed so poorly with the background music blots out important dialogue, causing the impression that crucial revelations are pulled out of the Doctor's ass at opportune moments rather than as a carefully-orchestrated plot put into motion by the Doctor before the villian even knew he was there. Even stories that largely work ("The Greatest Show In The Galaxy", "Battlefield") are undermined by poor choices made by the actors/directors which deflate key scenes of their tension. Still, I can't be completely down on an era that has Kate O'Mara doing a really mean imitation of Melanie Bush.

The 90s and beyond: The Who franchise has metamorphosed into a successful book series, an audio play series, a comic strip series... it just keeps going on and on. I only follow the book series, and my main comment here is that all of the book companions are light-years better than the television companions. Grant, Bernice, Chris, Roz, Sam, Fitz and Anji all have benefitted from appearing as novels in characters, where more emphasis on developing them as interesting beings can be worked into the larger story. Also, some of the writers for the book series are flat-out incredible. (Names that come to mind immediately include Lawrence Miles, Dave Stone, Kate Orman, and Justin Richards, although are many, many more who are very good and none are complete hacks.) Wow, did I really type all that?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007



you snorgy mf

When the first Tim Burton/Michael Keaton Batman film came out I was 9 years old. Prince was on MTV with "Batdance", a song that made use of certain soundbytes from the film. At 9 years old my vocabulary wasn't quite broad enough to understand why my mother got so angry and confused when I would, while humming to myself, blurt out the statement "This town needs an enema."

My eyes are super big and 5 different colors




Tuesday, May 22, 2007

advanced generation anime, or tokyo contemplates the cosmos, part ii

The Pokémon franchise has sparked some controversy and criticism.

This original design of the Pokémon Jynx (seen to the above) bore a striking, but perhaps coincidental, resemblance to entertainers in blackface. A strong case can be made for Jynx being a parody of or homage to the Japanese Ganguro and Yamanba fashion trends, which were extremely popular when Pokémon was first released, but it can't be denied that blackface-influenced characters have appeared elsewhere in anime and manga - examples can be found near the beginning of Osamu Tezuka's early graphic novel, Metropolis and also can be found with Dragon Ball's Assistant Black, Mr. Popo, and certain support characters of One Piece.

As Pokémon became more popular in the US, this perceived similarity to a racist image from America's past offended some. In particular, it had offended children's book author Carole Boston Weatherford, who accused Jynx of being a racist stereotype in an article titled Politically Incorrect Pokémon in the magazine Black World Today, shortly after the anime episode Holiday Hi-Jynx aired. Episodes later on including Jynx are also either banned or cut in USA.

In response to this controversy, in 2000 Nintendo changed Jynx's face from black to purple and its hands from blue to purple in localized versions, a change which would be reflected several years later in the Japanese versions of the games and the Advanced Generation anime.

Some Christian groups in the United States believe Pokémon to be Satanic in origin although the topic of religion was never mentioned or referenced in any episode of the anime. After the US release of Pokémon Yellow, there was a sudden widespread criticism of it passed through Christian congregations primarily by word-of-mouth. The claimed parallels between Pokémon and Satanism include:

* Pokémon parallel demons. They are captured and must be invoked to perform tasks.
* Magical 'talismans' (gym badges) are necessary to control many of them.
* 'Magical' stones are used to evolve certain Pokémon.
* Pokémon 'evolve'. Evolution precludes literal creationism, therefore Pokémon denies some forms of Biblical interpretation. However, it is possible the word was meant to mean in the pre-Darwinian manner; that is, to literally change over time. Pokémon evolution is an instantaneous change of a single creature from one form into another, and it was confirmed in later-released games that these changes are not passed on to the Pokémon's offspring (if two evolved Pokémon produce an egg, the hatchling will not be evolved). In addition, several Pokémon "evolutions" are in fact mere parallels to the natural life cycles of insects (Butterfree and Beedrill are two such examples that have existed since Pokémon's first release).
* Many Pokémon have paranormal or psychic powers. These powers are not stated to be derived from God and therefore, according to certain Christian doctrine, must stem from Satan (although this is not stated either).
* Many Pokémon embody or practice Asian spiritual and mystical concepts. For example, some practice martial arts, which some Christian groups denounce as a gateway to pagan religions. The game world also incorporates Asian traditions about elemental forces.
* Some Pokémon (such as Houndoom and Murkrow) resemble witches or demons.
* When the PokéRap is sung in English, the lyrics “gotta catch ’em all” are alleged to say “I love Satan” when played backwards [1]. This has left some Christians and Christian organizations believing that Pokémon subliminally encourages Satanism. However, backmasking in general is highly controversial and debatable, leaving room for much skepticism.

Still, most people (including many Asian Christian congregations)[citation needed] dismiss these claims to be nonsense, and attribute many of the alleged protests to urban legend. The surprisingly small number of original protests (as opposed to reports of protests) seems to reinforce this belief. It would be incorrect to state that the Christian religious community is monolithic in this matter, since most mainstream sects of Christianity are utterly indifferent to Pokémon. Catholics do not actually lax of the situation compared to Protestants.

The alleged outcry was enough to move the Holy See to comment, in an official statement on April 21, 2000:

The Vatican has announced that the trading-card and computer-game versions of Pokémon are “full of inventive imagination,” have no “harmful moral side effects” and celebrate “ties of intense friendship.” Whether that extends to the TV show, His Holiness didn’t say. The New York Post, quoting a Thursday story in The Times of London, says The Vatican made its announcement on its satellite TV station, Sat2000, run by the Italian Bishops’ Conference.-from the New York Times

There are also allegations against “Pokémon” citing liberal views on morality, particularly among Christians. These include the immodest dress of some of the female characters in the show, the use of the phrase “kick your ass” (in actuality, “kick your Grass”, referring to a type of Pokémon) in the lyrics of a song (What Kind of Pokémon Are You?) in the show, though the phrase was later removed and replaced with different lyrics, and a certain character (James), wearing women’s clothes in several episodes of the show, giving some the impression that he is a transvestite. Normally, when James dresses up as a woman for these ploys, his female partner Jessie also dresses up as a man, to further confuse their identities. (Ash generally fails to see through their disguises anyway, but the cross-dressing makes it that much more difficult). Such cross-dressing for both characters can also be seen in Pokémon Puzzle League, in the Spa Service mode.

Judaism and Buddhism
The Pokémon trading card game has been criticized by members of the Jewish community for its use of the swastika the most widely known symbol of Nazism in the West, which they hold is inappropriate for children’s toys. Nintendo says that this is a matter of cultural misunderstanding, as the swastika and a similar symbol, the manji, have been used in East Asian cultures as a symbol for “good fortune” by the Hindu religion for thousands of years. Even today in Japan, the swastika is not necessarily associated with Nazism, and most maps not only in Japan but also in Korea and Taiwan use a small clockwise upright swastikas, manji, to indicate the location of Buddhist temples. Moreover, Buddhist and folklore artifacts frequently bear swastika ornaments; a tiling of interwoven tilted swastikas is commonly seen in the Seoul subway system.

The manji was shown only on a Japanese version card and was excluded from the North American release. However, these Jewish groups attacked the Japanese version distributed in the U.S. by unauthorized import. As a result of this controversy Nintendo stopped using this symbol even in the Japanese version.[3] This raised a public backlash in Japan for being intolerant towards the symbols of the Buddhist religion for the sake of avoiding controversy.

On December 16, 1997, 685 Japanese children were admitted to hospital with convulsive seizures. It was determined that the seizures were caused by watching an episode of Pokémon, "Dennō Senshi Porygon", or "Computer Soldier Porygon" (commonly translated as "Electric Soldier Porygon"). In this particular episode, there were bright explosions with rapidly-alternating blue and red color patterns. It was determined in subsequent research that these strobing light effects cause some individuals to have epileptic seizures, even if they haven’t had any previous history of epilepsy. As a consequence, many video game makers (including Nintendo) added warning labels to their video game products (or made pre-existing labels more prominent), warning that exposure to video games may trigger seizures in individuals vulnerable to photosensitive epilepsy.

Animal Cruelty
Some have compared the primary mechanism of Pokémon to the generally-outlawed practice of cockfighting. Seen from this point of view, the game consists primarily of Pokémon trainers capturing and bartering wild animals, forcing them to fight one another. Various performance-enhancing drugs may be used to give them an edge in the fight, although these are simply supplements of dietary minerals such as calcium and iron. Some people believe that this may encourage children towards acts of animal cruelty and illegal gambling.

However, most fans view Pokémon battling as a friendly competition between two teams of Pokémon and their trainers. Seen in this light, Pokémon are not being coerced to battle by their trainers. There are references to some Pokémon being territorial (e.g. Pidgeotto),[6] but it is vastly different to the aggressively territorial nature of roosters, who will attempt to maim the other rooster until one of the combatants dies. In contrast, Pokémon do not actually die from battle; they "faint" or are otherwise made unable to battle. Furthermore, trainers do not relish the idea of allowing two animals (or in this case, Pokémon) to fight to the death, while they merely view from the edge of the "ring"; rather, Pokémon trainers are usually depicted as fighting alongside their Pokémon and providing moral support, not simply issuing commands for them to follow.

In both the games and the anime, the player/viewer is taught that fighting is not necessarily a means to an end, and those who would rather fight than compromise are often portrayed in a negative light. Furthermore, the use of Pokémon for selfish or "evil" purposes is frowned upon, and organizations such as Team Rocket, which is often depicted using Pokémon solely for personal (and usually monetary) gain, are generally considered villains.

While claiming to be the first pocket monster anime, the idea of pocket monsters battling in a pocket tournament was actually taken from the 1983 Plawres Sanshiro anime. Pokemon’s lead character Ash Ketchum wearing the red cap heavily resembles the lead character Sanshiro. Even Sanshiro’s style of casting his pocket robot is similarly mirrored to Ash’s casting of his pocket monster. Both shows share the same concept of pocket tournaments.


Man. Sending bullshit like this over the work mail can't be kosher. Dig this retarded-ass shit I get from this crazy conspiracy lady.

The Brick!!! Read It.

Read this today and don't delete it even if you are too
busy!! You'll see.

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared.
Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.
The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother, "he said "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me." Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: "Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts.
when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

Thought for the Day:

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring.

He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend - He is crazy about you!

Send this to every "beautiful person" you wish to bless.

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Read this line very slowly and let it sink in...

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Then the thing about pass this chain letter blah blah blah.


John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer and conductor. In a career that spans six decades, Williams has composed many of the most famous film scores in history, including those for Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Hook and Harry Potter. In addition, he has composed theme music for four Olympic Games, numerous television series and concert pieces. He served as the principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993, and is now the orchestra's laureate conductor.

Williams is a five-time winner of the Academy Award, and his 45 nominations to date make him joint second-most nominated individual with fellow composer Alfred Newman (only Walt Disney had more). He was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.

John Williams was born on February 8, 1932 in Long Island, New York, USA. In 1948, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, where he attended North Hollywood High School. He later attended the University of California, Los Angeles and Los Angeles City College, and studied privately with composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. In 1952, Williams was drafted into the United States Air Force, where he conducted and arranged music for the Air Force Band as part of his duties.

After his service ended in 1954, Williams returned to New York City and entered Juilliard School, where he studied piano with Rosina Lhévinne. During this time he also worked as a jazz pianist at New York's many studios and clubs. He had played with composer Henry Mancini, and performed on the recording of the Peter Gunn theme. He was known as "Johnny" Williams in the early 1960s, and served as arranger and bandleader on a series of popular albums with singer Frankie Laine.

Williams was married to actress Barbara Ruick from 1956 until her death on March 3, 1974. They had three children together. One of those children is Joseph Williams, former lead singer for the band Toto. He married for a second time on June 9, 1980 to his current wife, Samantha Winslow. Williams is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary fraternity for college band members.

After his studies at Juilliard, Williams returned to Los Angeles and began working as an orchestrator in film studios. Among others, he had worked with composers Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Newman. He was also a studio pianist, performing in scores by composers such as Jerry Goldsmith and Elmer Bernstein. Williams began to compose scores for television series in the late 1950s, eventually leading to Lost in Space and The Time Tunnel.

Williams's first major film composition was for the B-movie Daddy-O in 1958, and his first screen credit came two years later in Because They're Young. He soon gained notice in Hollywood for his versatility in composing jazz, piano and symphonic music. He received his first Academy Award nomination for his score to the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls, and was nominated again in 1969 for Goodbye, Mr. Chips. He won his first Academy Award for his adapted score to the 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof. By the early 1970s, Williams had established himself as a composer for large-scale disaster films, with scores for The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and The Towering Inferno (the last two films, scored in 1974, borrowing musical cues from each other).

In 1974, Williams was approached by Steven Spielberg to write the music for his feature directoral debut, The Sugarland Express. The young director was impressed by Williams's score to the 1969 film The Reivers, and was convinced the composer could provide the sound he desired for his films. They re-teamed a year later for the director's second film, Jaws. Widely considered a classic suspense piece, the score's ominous two-note motif has become nearly synonymous with sharks and approaching danger. The score earned Williams a second Academy Award, his first for an original composition.

Shortly afterwards, Williams and Spielberg began preparing for their next feature film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Unusual for a Hollywood production, Spielberg's script and Williams's musical concepts were developed at the same time and were closely linked. During the two-year creative collaboration, they settled on a distinctive five-note motif that functioned both as background music and the communication signal of the film's alien mothership. Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released in 1977.

In the same period, Spielberg recommended Williams to his friend and fellow director George Lucas, who needed a composer to score his ambitious space epic, Star Wars. Williams produced a grand symphonic score in the fashion of Richard Strauss and Golden Age Hollywood composers Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Max Steiner. Its main theme is among the most widely-recognized in motion picture history, and the Force Theme and Princess Leia's Theme are also well-known examples of leitmotif. The film and its soundtrack were both immensely successful, and Williams won another Academy Award for Best Original Score. In 1980, Williams returned to score The Empire Strikes Back, where he famously introduces The Imperial March as the theme for Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire. The original Star Wars trilogy concluded with the 1983 film Return of the Jedi, for which Williams's score provides the Emperor's Theme.

Williams worked with director Richard Donner to score the 1978 film Superman. The score's heroic and romantic themes, particularly the main march, the Superman fanfare and the love theme (known as "Can You Read My Mind"), would appear in the four subsequent sequel films.

For the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, Williams wrote a rousing main theme known as The Raiders' March to accompany the film's hero, Indiana Jones. He also composed separate themes to represent the Ark of the Covenant, the character Marion and the Nazi villains of the story. Additional themes were featured in his scores to the sequel films Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Williams composed an emotional and sensitive score to Spielberg's 1982 fantasy film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The music conveys the film's benign, child-like sense of innocence, particularly with a spirited theme for the freedom of flight, and a soft string-based theme for the friendship between characters E.T. and Elliott. The film's final chase and farewell sequence marks a rare instance in film history, in which the on-screen action is edited to conform to the composer's musical interpretation. Williams was awarded a fourth Academy Award for this score.

The 1985 film The Color Purple is the only feature film directed by Steven Spielberg for which John Williams did not serve as composer. The film's producer, Quincy Jones, wanted to personally arrange and compose the music for the project. Williams also did not score Twilight Zone: The Movie, but Spielberg had directed only one of the four segments in that film. The film's music was written by another veteran Hollywood composer, Jerry Goldsmith. The Williams-Spielberg collaboration resumed with the director's 1987 film Empire of the Sun.

While skilled in a variety of twentieth-century compositional idioms, his most familiar style may be described as a form of neoromanticism, inspired by the large-scale orchestral music of the late 19th century, especially Wagnerian music and leitmotif, and that of Williams's film-composing predecessors. He was inducted to the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame.

when you wish upon a star...

Walt Disney's head was reanimated upon his death and mounted on a motorized tripod. He fed on the blood of Cuban children. He met his demise at the hands of Castro as he closed in on Elian Gonzales on a beach near Havana.

Monday, May 21, 2007




hi! glug glug glug

i've made love to hookers that i didn't love. it’s just a matter of going slower and whispering a lot of bullshit.

I am not anti-Southern girl. I am anti-”have Buckwheat in a leg-lock” girl.

I love the south and really enjoy southern girls company. However when it comes to the bedroom they are woefully lacking and I am calling attention to it.

The worst line I ever heard was from a girl from GA. After saying she wasn’t going home with me (we went to her house) and that she wasn’t sleeping with me (as we walked to her room) and that she wasn’t getting naked with me (as she completely undressed and got in bed with me) the best line was the finale which follows:

Her: What time is it?

Me: Like 3am

Her: I have to wake up tomorrow

Me: Ok

Her: So you have 20 mins.

Me: 20 mins?

Her: To make the magic happen. (As she straddles me)

Needless to say she got her magic show, but I also saw what looked like the Congo between her legs. After a klassy line like that and the lack of wo-manscaping down below she has been put in my “do not touch” book.

calgon, take me away!

Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.

Take the party on the road with the Mobile Oasis, a portable refreshment and entertainment center that can be towed to any destination and set up in minutes. Standard features include a power-operated canopy, overhead bar lighting, power outlets for blenders, built-in cooler and upholstered bar stools for seven; available options include satellite radio and flip-down TV screens installed in the canopy. The bar, which can be customized in a number of different exterior styles, has both an on-board generator and shore power connection. But take note: bartender not included.


the dream police

they were regulars here, then grew old and died, and the worms that ate them had children, and those worms had children, and so on for generations until one day someone came along and said "i know, let's can worms" and so he did, but nobody bought them, so he threw them away and locked his one remaining sentimental can in a trunk and threw the trunk into the ocean where it floated to the bottom and rested there for thousands of years until the oceans all dried up, and then the last man on earth came crawling by, desperate and crying dry tears for want of food, and he found the trunk and opened it up and lo and behold there was the can, and a gleam came into his eye as he scrabbled in his generous overall pocket for the can opener he'd been waiting to use for uncounted days and weeks and months; he applied the opener to the lid, cranked it around, and a worm popped out and said "so at the end of the day whaddya think is really better, CD or vinyl?"

Thursday, May 17, 2007

oh god

when I say I like to wear my hair a little long, that means I don't want fucking junior corporate tool douchebag sales copying vendor shorn sheep hair! I don't care what you think looks good on dudes in your b&t clubs and gym where you're buddies with the guys at the door! Fuck You! (and Fuck You to my regular stylist for your vacationspart-time residence in the Middle East too!)

new weekly feature: SASSIEST BOY IN AMERICA!

Ian F. Svenonius is the singer of various influential music groups, including The Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, and currently Weird War. These groups have all been based in Washington, D.C.

Svenonius is also the author of the book The Psychic Soviet.

Ian Svenonius' first musical formation was The Nation of Ulysses. This was not a rock 'n' roll group in the normal sense, but "the group as political party."

Nation of Ulysses consisted of Svenonius on vocals, Steve Kroner on guitar, Steve Gamboa on bass guitar, and James Canty on drums. Tim Green joined the band late in 1989 as a guitarist.

The Nation of Ulysses philosophy has been described as "a relentlessly provocative (and entertaining) jumble of teenage rock 'n' roll rebellion, leftist radicalism, anarchist punk polemics, and abstract intellectual rambling," which gives the sense of "an off-kilter, almost tongue-in-cheek approach to a 'perpetual 18-year old's' view of America, and life in general." They conceived themselves as being a political party disguised as a rock 'n' roll band.

The Nation of Ulysses distributed political pamphlets, called "Ulysses Speaks," which they distributed at live shows, some of which are reproduced on their album covers. Their pamphlets espoused what they referred to as "The Ulysses Aesthetic," which was a mix of 60's and 70's radical politics, French Situationist writings, and celebration of juvenile delinquency.

The band was known for their extremely physical performances, with incidents of broken bones and other injuries suffered by the members. They usually wore suits and greased hair on stage, although they sometimes wore matching shirts and pants of a more casual nature.

Svenonius described the Nation of Ulysses as "a shout of secession. We don't want to be involved with the United States and the structure that exists. We've introduced a whole new form of currency that takes its form in garbage ... we indulge peoples' repressed whims and make them banal in doing so. We basically want to create a new sense of who we are community-wise: a nation of youths."

Nation of Ulysses disbanded in the Fall of 1992 having failed to complete their third album (the finished tracks were later released as The Embassy Tapes in 2000). In a later interview, Svenonius explained the reason for the split: "Nation of Ulysses broke up because the epoch changed with the advent of digital music and the Nirvana explosion. We were faced with what's now known as indie rock, a sort of vacuous form. We had to determine our next move and this (the forming of The Make-Up) is it."

The Make-Up formed in 1995, consisting of Svenonius, Canty, and Gamboa from Nation of Ulysses, and Michelle Mae from the Northwest group The Frumpies on bass guitar. Alex Minoff joined the band in late 1999 on guitars.

Make-Up combined garage rock, soul, and self-styled liberation theology to make a new genre they called "Gospel Yeh-Yeh." They released three studio LPs, three live LPs, and a compilation of singles and B-sides.

The Make-Up always wore matching uniforms on stage which they commissioned mostly from a company called Baby-Teeth. There were at least a dozen distinct uniforms during the group's existence, in a variety of colors and styles. When asked if wearing these uniforms was an ideological statement, Svenonius explained: "Of course it is. The way we look onstage is to minimize this association with our individual personalities, to exhalt the higher ideology and the meaning of the band."

While The Make-Up released both "live" and "studio" records, all were created with an eye toward spontaneity. Most studio songs were cut as they occurred to the group at the moment. Therefore, their studio records themselves were in a sense, quite "live." Make-Up were highly influenced also by bubblegum music, particularly the French variety called Yé-yé music. The factory style of production that this sort of music had utilized interested the group, who were dedicated to expanding the workforce as opposed to the rock 'n' roll trend (begun by The Beatles) toward self sufficiency and "downsizing" labour. Through the synthessis of these two highly disparate and contradictory forms - Gospel and Yé-yé - The Make-Up devised a hybrid style they labeled "Gospel Yeh-yeh."

Due to The Make-Up's consideration of their audience and the special techniques they applied to performing, their live shows were legendary and became the much-copied convergence of soul, surf, skronk, and stomp. The Make-Up's expansive gospel attitude was related to their utilization of the "congregate" or audience as a group member.

The Make-Up dissolved in 2001, reportedly "due to the large number of counter-gang copy groups which had appropriated their look and sound and applied it to a vacuous and counter-revolutionary forms."

In 2001 Svenonius collaborated with the English conceptualist/producer Mike Alway of If Records to create the record Play Power under the pseudonym "David Candy." It was released through Jet Set Records, Siesta Records, and If Records. Play Power was part of a series of "Magazine-Style Records" which included other imaginary acts such as Death by Chocolate, Maria Napoleon, and Lollipop Train.

In 1993, Svenonius and Nation of Ulysses/Make-Up members James Canty and Steve Gamboa were involved in a short lived aggregate called "Cupid Car Club." This group released only one EP on Kill Rock Stars Records entitled Join our Club.

Svenonius is a vegan.

Svenonius is friends with Momus:

Thursday, May 10, 2007

very special episode of teh schef <3

Well, I walked out of work
And I was tired as hell
Another day's come and gone and oh well
Somewhere there's a drink with my name on it

Well, I ordered a Scotch as I bust through them doors
Spilled half on my jeans
The other half on the floor
When I saw you standing by that video game

Well, I ain't very good
But I get practice by myself
Forgot my one line
So I just said what I felt

If only you were lonely,
If only you was lonely too,
If only you was lonely
I'd go home with you

Twenty push-ups this morning, that was half my goal
Tonight I'll be doin' pull-ups
On the toliet bowl
And somewhere somebody's throwin up

Well, I broke the seal on my door
And I poured myself to bed
The whirlpool spinning around in my head
Around in my head
There was liquor on my breath
And you were on my mind

And I'll be dreamin of that smile
Without a care in the world
If only you were lonely,
If only you was lonely too,
If only you was lonely

I walked out of the kitchen
I was tired as hell
Another day's here and oh well
Somewhere there's a smile with my name on it.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

i went to nepal, it was good.

hi everyone,

i went to nepal, here's pix:

mostly i was in magic dirty kathmandu - a taxi costs usually 2 dollars, 50 cent and avril lavigne share the charts with hindi pop stars and sometimes there are monkeys. mostly i was traveling with rinpoche - we took a helicopter to a place with no roads electricity or much else called maritika where there are famous meditation caves and cute children who maybe over-estimated my enthusiasm for buying them pepsi.

i saw some friends, i helped them with a movie they're making asking buddhist teachers like: so... what about white people then? i ate so many buffalo momos. i drank some tunkpa - you get a nice heavy wooden mug of fermented barley, it has a metal straw (pinched to a too narrow for barley opening at the base) sticking out, then you poor hot water in there and drink it, repeat. i ate lots of chocolate, we all of us kinda went on a choco-binge, it got a little gross. i saw some maoist rebels, i saw lots of posters for maoist rebels. mostly people i spoke with seemed kinda apathetic when it came to the whole situation - no wonder considering how endlessly fucked up it is. one preternaturally cheerful cab driver told me: only 2 things wrong w/kathmandu, pollution and politicians - then he pointed at the side of a mountain smiled and said my village lol.

one day me and rinpoche and glen and a local monk and a porter and a village kid in a michael jackson t-shirt took a hike to a mediation cave made famous by a woman named mandarava a thousand years ago. rinpoche (who likes to run marathons wtf) kinda pushed the pace. it was nice, we hiked up, we hiked down, there were stunning views, there were rhododendrons. then we hiked down down down, very steep little switchbacks with an occasional stone wedged in there for a step. the cave was right at the narrow cusp of two mountains. the opening was small and slick. we took off our shirts and squeezed in there. there was a bat inside. rinpoche was overjoyed, being all ok now picture with me and glen, ok now one with me in milarepa posture, hey look a trident. labor was easy, it was a good birth, triplets. on the hike back up i died. rinpoche took my pulse and he and glen laughed at me. it was really sunny and hot.

corey almost got beat up by a monkey, it was funny, it was my fault. if you take a picture of village children and then you show it to them on the back of your digital camera they giggle. the entirety of nepal is covered in terraced gardens, an unfathomable amount of rigor over thousands of years, don't even try to fathom it - not possible, maybe tomorrow. driving in kathmandu is basically a serial game of chicken - sometimes rinpoche doesn't wear his seatbelt, this is bad. one day there were all these weird hindus with huge snakes wrapped around them being all touch the snake give me money, ewww no dudes stop being like that. there was a sweet, competent, lovely lady running the internet cafe we frequented, once she was watching a travel dvd about vermont and i was all hey i used to live there and she went oh it's really nice (then slightly confused) you really have to walk like that? there were cross-country skiers on the screen. i met some sherpas - it's true they really are some of the best people in the world. there is a living goddess in kathmandu, she's like 10, when she starts puberty they get a new one. you really get the sense that decorum is important while you're there, which is interesting - then you start to get somewhat embarrassed to be associated with some of the other western tourists. the tourist part of town is called tamel, really kind of gross to see crackers inadvertently create their own little degraded neighborhood - you can buy dreadlocks there if you want. nepali's appreciate hanging out on roofs, in this regard i feel a great affinity for them. little kid monks are the best. the royal palace is pink.


Thursday, May 3, 2007

Pennsylvania FACTS:

Prior to William Penn's climactic battle against Pitt the Younger at the Meeting of the Three Rivers, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth was a rugged land, dangerously overrun with untamed FUPAs. The FUPA population was simply gigantic. FUPA herds were regularly found in empty lots and basements as far west as Illinois. When FUPAs were discovered hanging around the outskirts of Baltimore, President Polk cried out, "Fifty-Four Forty and Eight!" His council of numerologists immediately scryed the meaning: the FUPAs were to be stopped. After two years of concerted spellweaving and secret bloody battle, the president's geographimancers at last fixed the FUPAs' northward boundary to the 49th parallel. With the FUPAs' back to the dangerous rapids of the Delaware River, the government would continue long after Polk's death to push the FUPAs into their current boundaries, where they seethe now, perpetually covered in a dark haze of salty body odor, ever dreaming of conquest.


Difference between g/f material and WIFE MATERIAL

Would guys think less of other another guy like me if i settled down with a girl who’s not considered beautiful but has a bunch of other qualities i’m looking for? Ie, good birthing hips, good family, very nice and pleasant, intellectual, and likes to cook/bake a lot, and give blowjobs. I am used to dating hot girls but i just recently started dating a “cutie” but i know after a few kids gravity is going to work against it. However, she is not g/f material, but wife material. I need to know if this will hurt me in business and socially, but i know she will make me happy. A good gf fucks you a lot and looks pretty, and keeps her mouthshut, however a good wife cooks it nice, sucks my cock, doesn’t spend all my fucking money, and nurses the kids/ reads Edith Wharton. Looking for advice..