Monthly Archives: September 2004

Damn the Matrix! Damn the matrix to hell!!!

God bless WinDVD! God BLESS its ability to play DVDs at fast speed! God smite those who turned the Matrix from a good beginning into cheese – smite em from from atop their chewed bubble-gum piedestals! Now I am not what you would call religious by any measure, but the pleasure I got from playing Matrix Revolutions at double-the-speed nears that of a starving rabbit coming across a carrot mine in the middle of the North pole. If it ever happenned, neither of us have the slightest idea of how we got there, but finding that carrot, that feature was just… oh so good. Revelation! It’s that simple orgasmic pleasure popping a pimple – you really shouldn’t be doing that to begin with and if anyone saw what you were up to, your picture would likely end up next to the word “disapproval” in the dictionay, but now that you are here looking for Santa, you are here watching, quite possibly, the top competitor for Mystery Theater 3000, now that you are here – you enjoy the moment to its fullest! Of course, sleep would have been a far wiser investment of my time, but… whatever 😉

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Brilliance in different forms…

Listen to the squirrel…

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Post-party euphoria…

I remember when I was small, there was a phenomenal feeling of anticipation while building and preparing for something. The execution didn’t necessarily matter – it was more about the process, about “eventually getting there”. The very existence of that process makes me wonder – that wondering in itself being pleasant.

Choices, reasons, strange feeling of being in a box… concentrating on disappointments rather than recognizing pleasant surprises. It is harder for rivers to change a chosen course than to flow down a known route through twigs and gravel.

The winds are changing. Ideas are changing… an emptiness remains, itself being belittled by the realization of its insignificance. Makes me smile.

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Politics and people…

Just sent a response to a friend of my mother’s, who was driving me up the wall with her “Bush is Evil, there will be a draft!”. And riding on the intoxicating waves of righteous indignation, am going to post it here:


Please take a look at this:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_draft.htm

The draft, just as some other issues, is being abused for political purposes. The perception that those circulating this are attempting to form in the public eye in order to further their political agenda does not reflect reality. Much like those who are trying to vilify the US army by using singular crimes that are inevitable in any large structure, much like those who tried to vilify (and were successful!) the US army during the Vietnam fiasco resulting in US pullout from Vietnam that, in my understanding, resulted in the North overrunning the South with all the consequences of a totalitarian regime overrunning a democratic one (death of 60K of South Vietnamese when NVA launched an offensive in March of 1975 in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam – and that is in one battle. In all of Vietnam that total number of deaths from US was under 59K), and much like those who effectively pressured US into withdrawing from Mogadishu – I could go on and on and on recounting instances when public hysteria drove the political machine. And the reason I feel so adamant about your “Bush=evil” position is that I find blind belief and blind support/disapproval of political actions is directly related to the cumulative suffering. Thus, anyone who makes ANY sort of statement within the context of the US political framework should be aware that their opinion matters and has a very profound effect. Consequently, one might dislike Bush, one might find him ugly and unattractive, but it is irresponsible for one to have an ill-founded aggressive pro-Bush or anti-Bush position based on hearsay or emotions.

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Sleep… a novel concept…

I am tired.  I want to sleep.  Why is it that I have been around for over two decades and falling asleep is still such a phenomenal life-segmenting mystery?

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Braille…

BTW, that Braille book below is terrible.  DO NOT GET IT!!!

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Ghost towers…

Can’t sleep again…  might as well update you all on the latest developments…  Went to take a look at the ghost towers on Sept. 11th – the view is phenomenal… 

Looking up...

This is one of the pics I took with my new FujiFilm…  (ther rest of the pics are available in the NYC->Ghost Towers section of my gallery.  There are two amazing things that shocked me about the towers.  First, the white in the picture above is actually stuff/bugs flying about thereby creating a feeling of something being strangely alive…  almost like in some anime cartoons I have seen a while back.  And if the sheer height and these particles are not enough to create a feeling of depth, the reflection in the building next to it (which I tried to get with the photo above) is not unlike water – dark, deep, shimmering.

This was probably my favorite video taken from there: vid1.  Also available: vid2, vid3

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