Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pic of the Day

Anti-Vietnam flower guy

Movie of the Day

Title: Murder at 1600
Director: Dwight H. Little
Writers: Wayne Beach, David Hodgin
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller, Alan Alda

Song of the Day

Title: Seven Nation Army
Artist: The White Stripes
Album: Elephant



I'm gonna fight 'em all
A nation army couldn't hold me back
They're gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back

And I'm talking to myself at night
Because I can't forget
Back and forth through my mind
Behind a cigarette
And the message coming from my eyes
Says leave it alone

Don't want to hear about it
Every single one's got a story to tell
Everyone knows about it
From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell

And if I catch it coming back my way
I'm gonna serve it to you
And that ain't what you want to hear
But thats what I'll do
And the feeling coming from my bones
Says find a home

I'm going to Wichita
Far from this opera for evermore
I'm gonna work the straw
Make the sweat drip out of every pore
And I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding
Right before the lord
All the words are gonna bleed from me
And I will sing no more
And the stains coming from my blood
Tell me go back home

Artist of the Day

Zhang Xiaogang, 1958-present, Chinese symbolist and surrealist painter





Thought of the Day

Someone needs to pull the plug on this rapper Kreayshawn. I saw she was a candidate for "Best New Artist" at the VMAs, so I watched her video on YouTube. It's one of the worst things to ever happen to hip-hop. Right up there with Soulja Boy. The hook was "Gucci, Gucci, Gucci, Fendi, Fendi, Prada, basic bitches wear that shit so I don't even bother." Well, I appreciate that notion, but any female that makes a really bad rap song about the designer brands basic bitches wear is clearly a basic bitch as well. This needs to be stopped. The day white, female hipsters make a niche for themselves in hip-hop is the day black, male thugs make a niche for themselves in folk music. This world is turning upside down. I think Earth's polarity might actually reverse in 2012.

Quote of the Day

No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it. - Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

When I'm old and semi-retired I hope my life's like Larry David's in 'Curb'




Pic of the Day

Uluru aka Ayers Rock

Movie of the Day

Title: Man on Fire
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Brian Helgeland
Starring: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin, Mickey Rourke


Song of the Day

Title: These Days
Artist: Foo Fighters
Album: Wasting Light



One of these days
The ground will drop
Out from beneath your feet
One of these days
Your heart will stop
And play its final beat
One of these days
The clocks will stop
And time won't mean a thing
One of these days
Their bombs will drop
And silence everything
But it's alright
Yet it's alright
I said it's alright
Easy for you to say
Your heart has never been broken
Your pride has never been stolen
Not yet, not yet
One of these days
I bet your heart'll be broken
I bet your pride'll be stolen
I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet
One of these days
One of these days
One of these days
Your eyes will close and pain will disappear
One of these days
You will forget to hope and learn to fear
But it's alright
Yet it's alright
I said it's alright
Easy for you to say
Your heart has never been broken
Your pride has never been stolen
Not yet, not yet
One of these days
I bet your heart'll be broken
I bet your pride'll be stolen
I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet
One of these days
One of these days
But it's alright
Yet it's alright
I said it's alright
Yes, it's alright
Don't say it's alright
Don't say it's alright
Don't say it's alright
One of these days your heart
Will stop and play it's final beat
But it's alright
Easy for you to say
Your heart has never been broken
Your pride has never been stolen
Not yet, not yet
One of these days
I bet your heart will be broken
I bet your pride will be stolen
I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet
One of these days
One of these days
One of these days



Artist of the Day

Jasper Johns, 1930-present, American painter and printmaker





Thought of the Day

If I was given the choice to live the rest of my life on a modest salary outside the U.S. and I could never come back, I would take that offer in a heartbeat. I've seen enough of this country that I figure I wouldn't miss much. Although I'd like to explore the South a little more. It'd be fun to spend a year or so with some backwoods folk in Alabama making moonshine and scaring city slickers.

Quote of the Day

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. - Spanish proverb

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pic of the Day

Crockett

Movie of the Day

Title: The Breakfast Club
Director: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy

Song of the Day

Title: Never Gonna Give You Up
Artist: Rick Astley
Album: Whenever You Need Somebody



Ooh ooh

We're no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
You wouldn't get this from any other guy
I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching but
You're too shy to say it
Inside we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it
And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don't tell me you're too blind to see

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

(Ooh, give you up)
(Ooh, give you up)
(Ooh)
Never gonna give, never gonna give
(Give you up)
(Ooh)
Never gonna give, never gonna give
(Give you up)

We've know each other for so long
Your heart's been aching but
You're too shy to say it
Inside we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it

I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

Artist of the Day

Damien Hirst, 1965-present, British painter and conceptual/installation artist





Thought of the Day

I think American culture reached its pinnacle in the 80's. Hip-hop was introduced to the masses, hair metal ruled the airwaves, everyone wore spandex, for some reason being a coke head was acceptable, Miami Vice was a hit, a Hollywood actor was President, and of course, there was Rick Astley.

Quote of the Day

Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. - G.M. Trevelyan

Goofus Magee

Goofus Magee - that was the nickname given to me
I live under a train trestle in Cascade City
And all the passersby whisper about me in pity
Little do they know that I'm as happy as can be.

It wasn't long ago that I amassed a great fortune
I was a Hollywood actor with many awards
I had acres of land and a mansion few could afford
And a beautiful wife who provided her own portion.

I was living it up, waking every morning with a smile
My fans adored me and my friends fitted me with a crown
The critics extolled me, I was the talk of the town
Everything seemed perfect, well at least for while.

I spent 8 years rubbing elbows with the Hollywood crowd
We had exquisite parties and lavish vacations
All our musician friends were in MTV's video rotation
I was a household name and it made me proud.

Then one day I thought about my life in the fast lane
I began to feel uneasy about being on the big screen
It was kind of bizarre that this was "living the dream"
With each passing day it was becoming more empty and vain.

After reflecting for a while I made a wild decision
I cussed out the Academy when I won my next Oscar
Then fought the old guy who keeps playing that Italian boxer
And that was my ticket out of my Hollywood prison.

I burnt down my house and the media put up a fuss
And I emptied my bank account and put the money in a briefcase
Then I bought a disguise so I would be hard to trace
That night I left Hollywood on a Greyhound bus.

When I got to Cascade City I jumped and I cheered
No more flashing lights and red carpet events
A life of plasticity is what my freedom prevents
I'm a jolly bum with a briefcase full of money for beer!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Pic of the Day

MJ

Movie of the Day

Title: Traffic
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Stephen Gaghan
Starring: Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzman, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas, Erika Christensen, Miguel Ferrer





Song of the Day

Title: Something in the Way
Artist: Nirvana
Album: MTV Unplugged in New York/Nevermind



Underneath the bridge
My tarp has sprung a leak
And the animals I've trapped
Have all become my pets
And I'm living off of grass
And the drippings from my ceiling
It's okay to eat fish
'Cause they don't have any feelings

Something in the way, mmm
Something in the way, yeah, mmm (x3)

Underneath the bridge
My tarp has sprung a leak
And the animals I've trapped
Have all become my pets
And I'm living off of grass
And the drippings from the ceiling
It's okay to eat fish
'Cause they don't have any feelings

Something in the way, mmm
Something in the way, yeah, mmm (x4)

Artist of the Day

Edvard Munch, 1863-1944, Norwegian expressionist painter





Thought of the Day

I can't figure out why so many idiots use heroin, cocaine, and crystal meth when drugs like LSD, mushrooms, and DMT exist. Obviously, the former three are extremely addictive and easier to obtain, but don't people realize how worthwhile the seldom use of hallucinogens is? Everybody needs to do hallucinogens at least once. It'll definitely help increase the average level of consciousness of mankind. That and people will reevaluate their priorities and look at life through a different lens. If there was a mandatory single usage of hallucinogens for all human beings, we probably wouldn't have any stock brokers or soldiers. The world would be better off. People can't overdo it though, or else it'll just be the 60's all over again. Nothing was more of a waste of time than the hippie movement.

Quote of the Day

Scratch a cynic, and you're likely to find a disappointed optimist. - George Carlin

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Joe Rogan on why pot is illegal

Pic of the Day

Tiananmen Tank Man

Movie of the Day

Title: Casino
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, Frank Vincent, Don Rickles, James Woods




Song of the Day

Title: Doll Parts
Artist: Hole
Album: Live Through This



I am doll eyes
Doll mouth, doll legs
I am doll arms, big veins, dog bait

Yeah, they really want you, they really want you, they really do
Yeah, they really want you, they really want you, but I do too

I want to be the girl with the most cake
I love him so much it just turns to hate
I fake it so real, I am beyond fake
And someday, you will ache like I ache
Someday, you will ache like I ache

I am doll parts
Bad skin, doll heart
It stands for knife
For the rest of my life

Yeah, they really want you, they really want you, they really do
Yeah, they really want you, they really want you, but I do, too

I want to be the girl with the most cake
He only loves those things because he loves to see them break
I fake it so real, I am beyond fake
And someday, you will ache like I ache
Someday you will ache like I ache

Artist of the Day

Shepard Fairey, 1970-present, American graphic designer and illustrator





Thought of the Day

I don't understand why people play slot machines. I can't think of too many activities that are more mind-numbingly stupid. I mean, there's absolutely no strategy involved and there's no way to beat the casino at a slot machine. There's nothing more depressing than going to a casino and seeing a bunch of old people throwing away their retirement money one quarter at a time. As they say, a fool and his money are soon parted.

Quote of the Day

Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive. - Thomas Haliburton

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pic of the Day

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Movie of the Day

Title: Orange County
Director: Jake Kasdan
Writer: Mike White
Starring: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Catherine O'Hara, Lily Tomlin, Schuyler Fisk, John Lithgow, Harold Ramis


Song of the Day

Title: Society
Artist: Eddie Vedder
Album: Into the Wild Soundtrack



Oh, it's a mystery to me
We have a greed with which we have agreed
And you think you have to want more than you need
Until you have it all you won't be free

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

When you want more than you have
You think you need...
And when you think more than you want
Your thoughts begin to bleed
I think I need to find a bigger place
Because when you have more than you think
You need more space

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

There's those thinking, more-or-less, less is more
But if less is more, how you keeping score?
Means for every point you make, your level drops
Kinda like you're starting from the top
You can't do that...

Society, you're a crazy breed
Hope you're not lonely without me...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

Society, have mercy on me
Hope you're not angry if I disagree...
Society, crazy indeed
Hope you're not lonely without me...

Artist of the Day

Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter, sculptor, and draughtsman





Thought of the Day

Mongooses might be the most overlooked of badass animals. Those things are vicious and quick as the dickens. Anything that's immune to snake venom and routinely kills snakes is worthy of praise. There needs to be a mongoose-snake fighting league on TV.

Quote of the Day

A good book contains more real wealth than a good bank. - Roy L. Smith

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Carlin is the best




Pic of the Day

Hyena

Movie of the Day

Title: Blood Diamond
Director: Edward Zwick
Writer: Charles Leavitt
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo

Song of the Day

Title: Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Artist: Kanye West
Album: Late Registration



[Intro]
Diamonds are forever
They won't leave in the night
I've no fear that they might
Desert me

[Chorus]
Diamonds are forever (forever, forever)
Throw your diamonds in the sky if you feel the vibe
Diamonds are forever (forever, forever, forever)
The Roc is still alive every time I rhyme.
Forever ever? Forever ever? Ever, ever? Ever, ever? Ever, ever? Ever, ever?......

Close your eyes and imagine, feel the magic
Vegas on acid,
Seen through Yves St. Laurent glasses
And I've realized that I've arrived, cuz
It take more than a magazine to kill my Vibe
Does he write his own rhymes? So sort of
I think 'em
That mean I forgot better shit than you ever thought up
Damn, is he really that caught up?
I ask if you talkin' bout classics, do my name get brought up?
I remember I couldn't afford a Ford Escort or even a four-track recorder
So it's only right that I let the top drop on a drop-top Porsche
- its for yourself that's important
If a stripper named Porscha and you get tips from many men
Then your fat friend her nickname is Minivan
Excuse me,
That's just the Henny, man, I smoke, I drink, I'm supposed to stop I can't because

[Chorus]
Diamonds are forever (forever, forever)
Throw your diamonds in the sky if you feel the vibe
Diamonds are forever (forever, forever, forever)
The Roc is still alive every time I rhyme.
Forever ever? Forever ever? Ever, ever? Ever, ever? Ever, ever? Ever, ever?...

I was sick about awards
Couldn't nobody cure me
Only playa that got robbed but kept all his jewelry
Alicia Keys tried to talk some sense to them
30 minutes later seems there's no convincing them
What more can you ask for?
The international asshole nah
Who complains about what he is owed
And throw a tantrum like he is 3 years old
You gotta love it though somebody still speaks from his soul
And wouldn't change by the change, or the game, or the fame,
When he came, in the game, he made his own lane
Now all I need is y'all to pronounce my name
Its Kanye - but some of my plastic - they still say Kane
Got family in the D, kin-folk from Motown
Back in the Chi - them folks ain't from Motown
Life movin' too fast I need to slow down
Girl ain't give me no ass, ya need to go down

Diamonds are forever (forever, forever)
My father been said I need Jesus
So he took me to church and let the water wash over my ceaser
Diamonds are forever (forever, forever)
The preacher said we need leaders
Right then my body got still like a paraplegic

You know who you can call you gotta best believe it
The Roc stand tall and you would never believe it
Take your diamonds and throw 'em up like you bulimic
Yeah the beat cold but the flow is anemic
After debris settles and the dust get swept off
Big K pick up where young Hov left off
Right when magazines wrote Kanye West off
I dropped my new shit sound like the best of
A&R's lookin' like "pssh we messed up"
Grammy night, damn right, we got dressed up
Bottle after bottle till we got messed up
In the studio, where really though, yea he next up
People askin' me if I'm gon' give my chain back
That'll be the same day I give the game back
You know the next question dog "Yo, where Dame at?"
This track the Indian dance to bring our reign back
"What's up with you and Jay, man, are y'all ok, man?"
They pray for the death of our dynasty like Amen
R-r-r-right here stands a-man
With the power to make a diamond with his bare hands...

Diamonds are forever (forever, forever)
Throw your diamonds in the sky if you feel the vibe
Diamonds are forever (forever, forever, forever)
The Roc is still alive every time I rhyme.
Forever ever? Forever ever? Ever, ever? Ever, ever? Ever, ever? Ever, ever?...

Diamonds are forever (forever, forever)
Diamonds are forever (forever, forever, forever)

Artist of the Day

Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, French painter, draughtsman, sculptor, and printmaker





Thought of the Day

People's obsession with diamonds really dumbfounds me. I don't understand why people must adorn themselves with meaningless shiny things. Especially considering how many people are negatively affected by the diamond trade. Doesn't anyone think about this stuff when they go to the jewelry store? Doesn't it cross anyone's mind that they're essentially funding an arms race for civil wars in Africa? It's pretty despicable that someone likely died so some overprivileged ditz can strut down Madison Ave. with a diamond necklace. Vanity might be the worst of all human characteristics. I feel guilty buying a pair of Nikes and the shoe industry doesn't provide money for warlords. No one with a conscience should feel OK about buying diamonds. Especially some of these hypocrite rappers. Kanye West will make a damn song called "Diamonds from Sierra Leone," and you think for a second he has conflicted feelings about buying them, yet he continues to rock diamond-encrusted watches and necklaces. Give me a break. People need to cut this shit out.

Quote of the Day

Govern your passions, or they will govern you. - Latin proverb

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pic of the Day

Giant's Causeway

Movie of the Day

Title: American Beauty
Director: Sam Mendes
Writer: Alan Ball
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney


Song of the Day

Title: Animal Planet
Artist: GZA
Album: Legend of the Liquid Sword



Welcome to the jungle where the cat loves to scratch
The rat squeals
And the polar bear feasts on the blubber of seals
The pack of wolves be scheming on a bunch of gazelles
Where the leopards grab the wildebeast down by it's tail
You see the chimps they grow hips they hustle and sling in trees
Elephants for security that move tons of leaves
The bluebirds arrest parrots that love to talk
Or eagles that stalk fresh-water trout under the wing of the hawk
You see the vultures pick the pockets of whatever remain
In the brain we watch but a shadow of the lion's mane
Whose roar is loud enough to take the stripes from a zebra
He camouflage his bets and his spots of a cheetah
Shouldn't gamble with a cheetah and not expect to get beat
You silly goose you know he move fast on his feet
Now you're neck deep in debt with a bunch of lone sharks
So you move on a colony of ants with aardvarks, you see
Most of the everglades controlled by the gators
It was crashed by the crocs who came years later
See the locusts had swarmed with the bees
The tick moved with the fleas
The dragonflies and the wasps shared with the seas
The crab and the leeches sucked your blood flow
And they laugh like hyenas when they out to catch dough
See a million mosquitos from the West Nile
Carrying the virus that made the boars less wild

[Hook]
It's like the jungle sometimes [x4]

Out of fear of the deer watch for the eye of the tiger
The clutch from the cobra and the venomous viper
Boa constrictors that cut your circulation
Most of their prayers die from broke bones and suffocation
The owls are private eyes that watch from the bark
Black panthers are the militant who strike in the dark
Porcupines had a rep for sticking everything that moved
In areas that the rhinos and hippos approved
And the giraffe was a look-out for gorillas in the mist
And the bats use their sonar to guide and assist
Those pelicans who smuggle contraband for the whale
While the skunks spray the scent to keep the dogs off the trail
The scorpion set up a sting for sly foxes
That use stool pigeons just to keep them in the boxes
While the black widow laid a web for the bachelor
Like daddy-long-leg and his hype man, tarantula
They both prey on grasshoppers, beetles, and flies
And they all become instant meals the moment it dies
What costs little, is of little worth
So some lose they lives wandering on the wrong turf
From birth they grow up walking the thin line
It's like the jungle sometimes

[Hook]
It's like the jungle sometimes [x4]

Artist of the Day

Jeff Koons, 1955-present, American sculptor and printmaker





Thought of the Day

In about 1000 years, archaeologists are going to study current American civilization and think, "What the hell was wrong with these people?"

Quote of the Day

If I have any belief about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. - James Thurber

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Jacque Fresco interviewed by Larry King

Pic of the Day

B.I.G.

Movie of the Day

Title: Any Given Sunday
Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Oliver Stone, John Logan, Pat Toomay (novel)
Starring: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, James Woods, LL Cool J, Aaron Eckhart, Elizabeth Berkley, Charlton Heston

Song of the Day

Title: Ode To My Family
Artist: The Cranberries
Album: No Need To Argue



Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo...

Understand the things I say, don't turn away from me,
'Cause I've spent half my life out there, you wouldn't disagree.
Do you see me? Do you see? Do you like me?
Do you like me standing there? Do you notice?
Do you know? Do you see me? Do you see me?
Does anyone care?

Unhappiness where's when I was young,
And we didn't give a damn,
'Cause we were raised,
To see life as fun and take it if we can.
My mother, my mother,
She hold me, she hold me, when I was out there.
My father, my father,
He liked me, oh, he liked me. Does anyone care?

Understand what I've become, it wasn't my design.
And people everywhere think, something better than I am.
But I miss you, I miss, 'cause I liked it,
'Cause I liked it, when I was out there. Do you know this?
Do you know you did not find me. You did not find.
Does anyone care?

Unhappiness where's when I was young,
And we didn't give a damn,
'Cause we were raised,
To see life as fun and take it if we can.
My mother, my mother,
She hold me, she hold me, when I was out there.
My father, my father,
He liked me, oh, he liked me.

Does anyone care?... [X9]
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo...

Artist of the Day

Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887-1986, American painter