Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"The irony of religion is that because of its power to divert man to destructive courses, the world actually could come to an end.
"Plain fact is, religion must die for mankind to live. The hour is getting very late to be able to indulge and have key decisions made by religious people, by irrationalists; By those who would steer the ship of state not by a compass, but by the equivalent of reading the entrails of a chicken. George Bush prayed a lot about Iraq, but he didn't learn a lot about it. Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking. It's nothing to brag about. And those who preach faith and enable and elevate it, are our intellectual slaveholders - keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction.
"Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do. Most people would think that it is wonderful when someone says, "I am willing Lord, I will do what ever you want me to do!" Except that since there are no Gods actually talking to us, that void is filled in by people, with their own corruptions, and limitations, and agendas. And anyone who tells you that they know what happens when you die, I promise you, you don't. How can I be so sure? Because I don't know, and you do not possess mental powers that I do not.
"The only appropriate attitude for man to have about the big questions is not the arrogant certitude that is the hallmark of religion, but doubt. Doubt is humble, and that is what man needs to be considering that human history is just a litany of getting shit dead wrong.
"This is why rational people - anti-religionists - must end their timidity and come out of the closet and assert themselves, and those who consider themselves only moderately religious really need to look in the mirror and realize that the solace and comfort that religion brings you actually comes at a terrible price. If you belong to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence, and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest. To do otherwise is to be an enabler - a mafia wife, with the true devils of extremism that draw their legitimacy from the billions of their fellow travellers.
"If the world does come to an end here, or wherever, or if it limps into the future decimated by the effects of a religion-inspired nuclear terrorism, lets remember what the real problem was: that we learned how to precipitate mass death, before we got pass the neurological disorder of wishing for it.
"That's it. Grow up, or die."
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I want to wake up in a city, that never sleeps
And find Im a number one top of the list, king of the hill
A number one
These little town blues, are melting away
Im gonna make a brand new start of it - in old new york
And if I can make it there, Im gonna make it anywhere
It up to you - new york new york"
- Frank Sinatra
I was with a few friends, watching a nice film (The Oxford Murders) and on my way back in the middle of the night, sitting in a buss, I saw an ad and on it it said "Study abroad! Visit Blueberry.nu" and I thought to myself "Why not?". And the next day I visited the site online too see what's what and lo and behold I came across NYFA.
Now, actually studying in NYFA would be an absolute dream come true, I read their site and all their .pdf files up and down and this place is so perfect I hardly know how to justify it by telling you all, so just visit the site NOW.
The biggest problem is financial of course, the price tag is pretty heavy. With the help of CSN and if I get lucky enough to get a scholarship, I AM FUCKING GONE. WOOOHOOO.
I don't want to get a head of myself though. Where I am sitting right now, I have A LOT of work ahead of me before I can even consider applying for a sholarship. I need to finish my high school (I think that's the english "gymnasium" equivilent anyway) degree because I decided what I was doing there at the time wasn't for me, and I was exacly right. I am so glad I dropped out of the shit. And been through a ton of shit since then (I was 18 when I dropped) I NOW finally know exacly what to do in life. So YAY for me.
I am not sure what I need to do or say to get a scholarship. But I think I need to get atleast one year's worth of acting basic education in Kulturama before I can apply for a scholarship with ANY of my dignity intact. But here is the thang you see... what if there is a possibility to apply for one without having had that education, if you show them enough heart and convince them that you are worthy, then I could be gone very very soon (relatively speaking), because I don't know what you need to do or have done to get one of them :(.
Say I done all that, I get the CSN + Scholarship (and I hope to got that it's enough to pay for the school and place to live or else this dream was not-to-be before it even started) where do I go? Los Angeles or New York?
New York is New York innit, I don't need to get a car and shit, but then again, I love the west coast, it's so chill and I got a few amigo's there already! And I hear NY is more of a independent scene while you can get more Hollywood connections if you study in LA. But then again it doesn't matter because if you are fucking good, then you are fucking good and people will (hopefully) notice.
Yes I am getting way ahead of myself, as I always do, but you gotto think and dream big kid. First things first, I need to wrap up my high school grades before I can do shit, so that is first thing on the list (besides getting a job, which is always a passive mission)
Oh and I have to say this. As far as getting things done in a hurry or whatever, really not my thing. I am so at peace with the universe, per se (fuck, gonna sound like a hippie now) that I know good shit is gonna happen so I am not stressed about getting an education, get into NYFA, make a film and be a trillionaire before i am 25. NO!. If it happens tomorrow, then perfect, if thoes things come around when I am 40? Perfect.
Take a chill pill brah, I am suave.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
But whoever made this strip, probably from 4chan, hit EVERYTHING spot on. It's so good and true that it struck a cord in me. Everyone can take something out of this strip.
READ IT THROUGH MOFUGGAS.
A Guide, How Not To Fail At Life
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I googled, obviously, for something like "how to write a screenplay" and found this wonderful guide on Screenwriting.info and they have a 22 page guide which is lovely. It was very easy to read through and it made a lot of sense.
I had a small brilliant idea for a TV show that I pitched to my amigo Alex and he seemed to like it. Obviously just a random first idea but the more I think about it the more I like it. Obviously I can't go into too much detail but I will as soon as I can. I am gonna sit on the thought of this show and try to let it "mature" in my head, go over details with good ol' Alexei to see if it is something that we really could write down and maybe perhaps show to some big shot and see what's what. Ya never know. "Every race... starts with a step or sommat" like Karl Pilkington so poeticly put it.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
One of the most amazingly interesting articles I have ever read, so I am straight up copying and pasting the whole article from Guardian.co.uk.
I can't get over #5 still. I lost my mind!
You can find the article on guardians homepage, here.
"Even today, there are scientific phenomena that defy explanation. If history is anything to go by, resolving these anomalies could lead to a great leap forward, so what are the greatest mysteries, and what scientific revolutions might they bring?
1 The missing universe
Everything in the universe is either mass or energy, but there's not enough of either. Scientists think 96% of the cosmos is missing. They have come up with names for the missing stuff - "dark energy" and "dark matter" - but that doesn't really tell us anything about them. And it's not as if they're not important: dark energy is continually creating new swaths of space and time, while dark matter appears to be holding all the galaxies together. No wonder cosmologists are searching for clues to their whereabouts.
I know you think you're more than a sack of molecules, but why? Next time you see a tree, ask yourself why that is alive when your wooden dining table is not. The phenomenon we call life is something that biologists have almost given up trying to define - instead they're investigating ways to make different combinations of molecules come alive. Bizarrely, the best hope is similar in chemical terms to laundry detergent.
Here's the flip side: in biology, things eventually die, but there's no good explanation for it. There are hints that switching genes on and off controls ageing, but if our theory is right, those switches shouldn't have survived natural selection. Then there's the argument that an accumulation of faults does us in. However, there are plenty of whales and turtles who seem to age ridiculously slowly - if at all. Of course, if we can work out why, that could be great news for future humans (if not for the planet).
Charles Darwin might have fathered 10 children, but he couldn't understand why almost everything in biology uses sexual reproduction rather than asexual cloning - sex is a highly inefficient way to reproduce. We still don't know the answer. The suggestion that sex's gene shuffling makes us more able to deal with changing environments seems plausible, but the evidence is scarce. At the moment, sex only seems to exist to give males some role in life.
5 Free will
If you want to keep your sanity, look away now. Neuroscientists are almost convinced that free will is an illusion. Their experiments show that our brains allow us to think we are controlling our bodies, but our movements begin before we make a conscious decision to move. Some researchers have already been approached to testify in court that the defendant is not to blame for anything they did. A scary legal future awaits."
This is what keeps me up to 2am at nights.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
One of these shows are called "Bromance", the show aside (as shitty as any of the other "MAKE ME FAMOUS, I HAVE NO TALENT" shows), I learned some amazing new and funny terms, such as Bromance, Bromosexual or even Bromo + Broham.
I want to go deeper into the term Bromosexual, because it's just too good to pass up, read and learn students.
*ehm* Urban dictionary says;
So what if he's always slapping his broham's ass... and always hangs out in the showers at the gym... and yeah, maybe he was in a few circle jerks in middle school... and sure he puts his penis and/or testicles on his friends' faces every chance he gets when they're passed out drunk... and sure that frat initiation thing was a bit weird, but...
HE IS TOTALLY 100% NOT GAY.
Bromosexual: Shut up! I will FUCK YOU IN THE ASS if you say I'm gay!!!
Other dude: Heh. Wait... what?"
And also "brost", which is a toast for your bro's.
I love you internet.
I love you world.