Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pic of the Day

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE

Movie of the Day

Title: Fight Club
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Jim Uhls (based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, Meat Loaf

Song of the Day

Title: Ready to Start
Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: The Suburbs



If the businessmen drink my blood
Like the kids in art school said they would
Then I guess I'll just begin again
You say, "Can we still be friends?"

If I was scared...I would
And if I was bored...you know I would
And if I was yours...but I'm not

All the kids have always known
That the emperor wears no clothes
But they bow down to him anyway
'Cause it's better than being alone

If I was scared...I would
And if I was bored...you know I would
And if I was yours...but I'm not
Now you're knocking at my door
Saying please come out with us tonight
But I would rather be alone
Than pretend I feel alright

If the businessmen drink my blood
Like the kids in art school said they would
Then I guess I'll just begin again
You say, "Can we still be friends? "

If I was scared...I would
And if I was pure...you know I would
And if I was yours...but I'm not

Now I'm ready to start

If I was scared...I would
And if I was pure...you know I would
And if I was yours...but I'm not

Now I'm ready to start

Now I'm ready to start
I would rather be wrong
Than live in the shadows of your song
My mind is open wide
And now I'm ready to start

Now I'm ready to start
My mind is open wide
And now I'm ready to start
You're not sure
You open the door
And step out into the dark

Now I'm ready

Artist of the Day

Carl Andre, 1935-present, American sculptor

Thought of the Day

Do pyromaniacs hope they go to hell?

Quote of the Day

Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth. - Horace

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pic of the Day

Picasso

Movie of the Day

Title: Apocalypse Now
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, John Milius (based on the novel Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad)
Starring: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms

Song of the Day

Title: Hurt Me Soul
Artist: Lupe Fiasco
Album: Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor



Now I ain't tryna be the greatest
I used to hate hip-hop...yup, because the women degraded
But Too $hort made me laugh, like a hypocrite I played it
A hypocrite I stated, though I only recited half
Omittin the word "bitch," cursin I wouldn't say it
Me and dog couldn't relate, til a bitch I dated
Forgive my favorite word for hers and hers alike
But I learnt it from a song I heard and sorta liked
Yeah, for the icin, glamorized drug dealin was appealin
But the block club kept it from in front of our buildin
Gangsta rap-based filmings became the buildin blocks
For children with leakin ceilings catchin drippins with pots
Coupled with compositions from Pac, Nas's "It Was Written"
In the mix with my realities and feelings
Living conditions, religion, ignorant wisdom and artistic vision
I began to jot, tap the world and listen, it drop

[Hook]
My mom can't feed me, my boyfriend beats me
I have sex for money, the hood don't love me
The cops wanna kill me, this nonsense built me
And I got noooo place to gooo
They bomb my village, they call us killers
Took me off they welfare, can't afford they health care
My teacher won't teach me, my master beats me
And it huuurts meee soooul

I had a ghetto boy bop, a Jay-Z boycott
'Cause he said that he never prayed to God, he prayed to Gotti
I'm thinkin godly, God guard me from the ungodly
But by my 30th watchin of "Streets is Watchin"
I was back to givin props again and that was botherin
Bout as uncomfortable as a untouchable touchin you
The theme songs that niggas hustle to seem wrong but these songs was comin true
And it was all becoming cool
I found a condom on the ground that Johns would cum into and thought
What constitutes a prostitute is the pursuit of profit then they drop it
The homie in a suit pat her on the butt, then rock it
It seems I was seein the same scene adopted
Prevalent in different things with the witnesses indifferent to stop it
They said don't knock it, mind ya business
His business isn't mine and that nigga pimpin got it

[Hook]
They took my daughter, we ain't got no water
I can't get hired, they cross on fire
We all got suspended, I just got sentenced
So I got noooo place to gooo
They threw down my gang sign, I ain't got no hang time
They talk about my sneakers, poisoned our leader
My father ain't seen me, turn off my TV
'Cause it huuurts meee soooul

So through the Grim Reaper sickle sharpening
Macintosh marketing
Oil field augering
Brazilian adolescent disarmament
Israeli occupation
Islamic martyrdom, precise
Yeah, laser guided targeting
Oil for food, water, and terrorist organization harborin
Sand camouflage army men
CCF sponsorin, world conquerin, telephone monitorin
Louis Vuitton modelin, pornographic actress honorin
String theory ponderin, bulimic vomitin
Catholic priest fondlin, pre-emptive bombin and Osama and no bombin them
They breakin in my car again, deforestation and overloggin and
Hennessy and Hypnotic swallowin, hydroponic coughin and
All the world's ills, sittin on chrome 24-inch wheels, like that

[Hook]
They say I'm infected, this is why I injected
I had it aborted, we got deported
My laptop got spyware, they say that I can't lie here
But I got noooo place to gooo
I can't stop eatin, my best friend's leavin
My pastor touched me, I love this country
I lost my earpiece, I hope y'all hear me
'Cause it huuurts meee soooul

Artist of the Day

Lyubov Popova, 1889-1924, Russian avant-garde painter

Thought of the Day

Spectators at PGA events are entirely too confident in professional golfers' abilities to consistently hit accurate shots.

Quote of the Day

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk to blossom. - Anais Nin

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pic of the Day

Pac and B.I.G.

Movie of the Day

Title: Shutter Island
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Steven Knight (based on the novel by Dennis Lehane)
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow



Song of the Day

Title: I'm Not You
Artist: Clipse
Album: Lord Willin'



[Pusha T Talking]
No no no...
I told you...I live this shit
I ain't just up here, rappin and tappin, spittin and skittin and shit
Naw, uh uhh, not me
I'm not you, I'm not you rapper, I'm not you...Pusha

[Pusha T]
I keep that ziploc bustin at the stitches
Culinary chemist, I serve them malicious, to break the fiends fixes
One give you the sniffles, the other, leave you with the itches
Transport airport with the vaseline, so I can
Fulfill my dreams of pastures that's green, more cash than ya seen
With an Aston that's green, me drivin it fast with the lean
Zonin' family, keep youngins in them rented Camry's
Door panels full of shit and I ain't full of shit
Wreckless ass, God forbid they don't crash,
From the panel to the dash, it's four pounds of slab
Nah bitch we don't believe in air bags
Cars turn tricks like them Ringling Brother skits
Whether the bitch hop out, or the glock pop out, ya know what I'm about
Blow to ya sinus til the snot drop out

[Jadakiss]
Whoever said birds fly south for the winter's a damn lie
Got em right here, and if I don't like you the grants high
Take it or leave it, soon as a fiend taste it they need it
They could smoke it right in front of you to make you believe it
Prolly think I won't murder you the way I smile
But I'ma take alotta shots, A.I style
Jada, the name is filthy, but so what, the motherfuckin game is filthy
You know what, my mom and my pops really did a good job
But it was the Montega, and the caine the built me so I
Could never hate on another brother
God is great, the devil is a motherfucker
When you broke but they think you got money
Crackers start showin you love, ya own people act funny
I tear niggas heads off, I don't discriminate
Waves, cornrows, or dreads, I will eliminate

[Roscoe P. Coldchain]
I'm far from a noodle nigga, I stab up block reps
And turn quiet streets into hot sets
Nigga that's funny you say you a killa how?
What is it the return of the killer clown?
Acki, you don't put no fear in my heart
I make ya people say wow that didn't look like my man
They flipped upside down, the coroner did what he can
He got hit wit ten rounds, at pointblank, and pointblank
Coldchain left that nigga stankin
Half static and face I got the wrinkling, slugs all in it
I had my eyes on his mink and, I didn't give em a chance to blink when
I jogged up on em, pressed the forty up on him shocked em
Made his head stand on end and like a baby I rocked em
Your coffin's the cradle, you can't bite the hand that made you
That's the beginning of the end, and you a thug that pretends
Call Coldchain super nigga, I got a great vision I see through men
And squeeze triggers wit bullets that go through men

[Styles P]
Fuck wit S.P. that's ya date with death
Got bullets that'll break ya chest, no sleep like I hate to rest
I'm in the hood like its my fate to rep
I hold it down, any place I step
And I love gettin' slept on
Cuz I'm rawer than dope fresh outta Africa that never been stepped on
Dog, I'ma clap at you the minute that you rep wrong
Holiday the ghost the main reason why ya set gone
Why I love griffin and raw you wouldn't understand
Cuz my God is different than yours
If the world spin in a circle I wanna learn to move backwards
Kill niggas the first minute they jerk you
What you keep the toaster for, creepin through the hood and
Shit ain't really good, but I'm deeper than the ocean floor
Higher than a plane and meaner than a bull
I want ya insides out so I mean it when I pull

[Malice]
Rappers is talking to me as if (come on)
We in the same boat I tell them quick no I move coke (uh uhh)
And you and I don't share no common bonds
So forgive me if I don't receive you with open arms (no)
It shames me to no end,
To feed poison to those who could very well be my kin (uh huh)
But where there's demand, someone will supply
So I feed them their needs at the same time cry
Yes it pains me to see them need this
All of them lost souls and I'm their Jesus
Deepest regret and sympathy to the streets
I see them pay for they fix when they kids couldn't eat (so sorry)
And with this in mind, I still didn't quit
And that's how I know that I ain't shit (I ain't shit)
My heart bleed but that's aside from the fact
I live for my kids and theirs and them youngins after that

Artist of the Day

Vladimir Tatlin, 1885-1956, Ukrainian painter and sculptor

Thought of the Day

You have to be at least borderline insane to voluntarily become a militaryman.

Quote of the Day

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the greatest relationship. - Buddha

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pic of the Day

Great Blue Hole, Belize

Movie of the Day

Title: Million Dollar Baby
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Paul Haggis
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Anthony Mackie



Song of the Day

Title: The Message
Artist: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Album: The Message



It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

Broken glass everywhere
People pissin' on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, can't take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with a baseball bat
I tried to get away but I couldn't get far
'cuz a man with a tow truck repossessed my car

Don't push me 'cuz I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Uh huh ha ha ha
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

Standin' on the front stoop hangin' out the window
Watchin' all the cars go by, roarin' as the breezes blow
Crazy lady, livin' in a bag
Eatin' outta garbage pails, used to be a fag had sex and
Danced the tango, skip the life and dango
A Zircon princess seemed to lost her senses
Down at the peep show watchin' all the creeps
So she can tell her stories to the girls back home
She went to the city and got so so sadity
She had to get a pimp, she couldn't make it on her own

Don't push me 'cuz I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Uh huh ha ha ha

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

My brother's doin' bad, stole my mother's TV
Says she watches too much, it's just not healthy
"All My Children" in the daytime, "Dallas" at night
Can't even see the game or the Sugar Ray fight
The bill collectors, they ring my phone
And scare my wife when I'm not home
Got a bum education, double-digit inflation
Can't take the train to the job, there's a strike at the station
Neon King Kong standin' on my back
Can't stop to turn around, broke my sacroiliac
A mid-range migraine, cancered membrane
Sometimes I think I'm goin' insane
I swear I might hijack a plane

Don't push me 'cuz I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

My son said, Daddy, I don't wanna go to school
'cuz the teacher's a jerk, he must think I'm a fool
And all the kids smoke reefer, I think it'd be cheaper
If I just got a job, learned to be a street sweeper
Or dance to the beat, shuffle my feet
Wear a shirt and tie and run with the creeps
'cuz it's all about money, ain't a damn thing funny
You got to have a con in this land of milk and honey
They pushed that girl in front of the train
Took her to the doctor, sewed her arm on again
Stabbed that man right in his heart
Gave him a transplant for a brand new start
I can't walk through the park 'cuz it's crazy after dark
Keep my hand on my gun 'cuz they got me on the run
I feel like a outlaw, broke my last glass jaw
Hear them say "You want some more?"
Livin' on a see-saw

Don't push me 'cuz I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Say what?

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
A child is born with no state of mind
Blind to the ways of mankind
God is smilin' on you but he's frownin' too
Because only God knows what you'll go through
You'll grow in the ghetto livin' second-rate
And your eyes will sing a song of deep hate
The places you play and where you stay
Looks like one great big alleyway
You'll admire all the number-book takers
Thugs, pimps and pushers and the big money-makers
Drivin' big cars, spendin' twenties and tens
And you'll wanna grow up to be just like them, huh
Smugglers, scramblers, burglars, gamblers
Pickpockets, peddlers, even panhandlers
You say I'm cool, huh, I'm no fool
But then you wind up droppin' outta high school
Now you're unemployed, all non void
Walkin' round like you're Pretty Boy Floyd
Turned stick-up kid, but look what you done did
Got sent up for a eight-year bid
Now your manhood is took and you're a Maytag
Spend the next two years as a undercover fag
Bein' used and abused to serve like hell
'til one day, you was found hung dead in the cell
It was plain to see that your life was lost
You was cold and your body swung back and forth
But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song
Of how you lived so fast and died so young so

Don't push me 'cuz I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Uh huh huh huh huh

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Huh, uh huh huh huh huh
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Huh, uh huh huh huh huh

Artist of the Day

Theo van Doesburg, 1883-1931, Dutch painter

Thought of the Day

One day I'd like to witness a non-fatal car accident where one of the involved drivers was eating something with a lot of ketchup on it at the time of the collision.

Quote of the Day

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would become mad or unstable without knowing it. - Herodotus

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pic of the Day

Kabul, Afghanistan

Movie of the Day

Title: The Kite Runner
Director: Marc Forster
Writer: David Benioff (based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini)
Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada, Homayoun Ershadi



Song of the Day

Title: Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Artist: Jet
Album: Get Born


Go!

So one, two, three, take my hand and come with me
Because you look so fine
That I really wanna make you mine

I say you look so fine
That I really wanna make you mine

Oh, four, five, six c'mon and get your kicks
Now you don't need that money
When you look like that, do ya honey

Big black boots
Long blonde hair
She's so sweet
With her get back stare

[Chorus]
Well I could see
You home with me
But you were with another man, yeah
I know we
Ain't got much to say
Before I let you get away, yeah
I said, are you gonna be my girl?

Well, so one, two, three, take my hand and come with me
Because you look so fine
That I really wanna make you mine

I say you look so fine
That I really wanna make you mine

Oh, four, five, six c'mon and get your kicks
Now you don't need that money
With a face like that, do ya

Big black boots
Long brown hair
She's so sweet
With her get back stare

[Chorus]

Oh yeah, oh yeah, c'mon
I could see
You home with me
But you were with another man, yeah
I know we
Ain't got much to say
Before I let you get away, yeah
Uh, be my girl
Be my girl
Are you gonna be my girl?
Yeah

Artist of the Day

Leonora Carrington, 1917-2011, British Surrealist painter

Thought of the Day

I wonder if the United States government has ever seriously considered the implications of the adage, "live by the gun, die by the gun."

Quote of the Day

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. - Ron White

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pic of the Day

Christopher McCandless

Movie of the Day

Title: Into the Wild
Director: Sean Penn
Writer: Sean Penn (based on the book by Jon Krakauer)
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, Vince Vaughn, Kristen Stewart, Hal Holbrook

Song of the Day

Title: Stay
Artist: Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
Album: Unapologetic



All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air and said, "Show me something,"
He said, "If you dare come a little closer."

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can't live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

It's not much of a life you're living
It's not just something you take – it's given
Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can't live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

Ooh the reason I hold on
Ooh cause I need this hole gone
Funny you're the broken one but I'm the only one who needed saving
Cause when you never see the light it's hard to know which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can't live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay, stay
I want you to stay, oh.

Artist of the Day

Edouard Manet, 1832-1883, French Impressionist painter

Thought of the Day

I try not to associate with people who take themselves too seriously. That has to be the most unattractive trait an individual can have.

Quote of the Day

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. - Dalai Lama

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pic of the Day

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Movie of the Day

Title: The Tree of Life
Director/Writer: Terrence Malick
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan

Song of the Day

Title: Rockin' in the Free World
Artist: Neil Young
Album: Freedom



There's colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin' their feet
People sleepin' in their shoes
But there's a warnin' sign
on the road ahead
There's a lot of people sayin'
we'd be better off dead
Don't feel like Satan,
but I am to them
So I try to forget it,
any way I can.

[Chorus]
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away,
and she's gone to get a hit
She hates her life,
and what she's done to it
There's one more kid
that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love,
never get to be cool.

[Chorus]

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores
and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes
for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people,
says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
got roads to drive.

[Chorus]

Artist of the Day

Eugene Delacroix, 1798-1863, French Romantic painter

Thought of the Day

It's funny how conservatives are generally pro-life, citing the "sanctity of life," while also widely supporting the death penalty, wars, and the right of civilians to bear military-grade firearms. So I guess the "sanctity of life" applies to the womb, but not necessarily beyond.

Quote of the Day

True friends stab you in the front. - Oscar Wilde

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Why Be Happy?

Pic of the Day

Mickey Cohen

Movie of the Day

Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Director: Milos Forman
Writers: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman (based on the novel by Ken Kesey)
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Brad Dourif, Danny DeVito, Sydney Lassick, Christopher Lloyd, Will Sampson

Song of the Day

Title: Fell in Love with a Girl
Artist: The White Stripes
Album: White Blood Cells



Fell in love with a girl
I fell in love once and almost completely
She's in love with the world
But sometimes these feelings
Can be so misleading
She turns and says, "Are you alright?"
I said I must be fine
Cause my heart's still beating
Come kiss me
By the riverside,
Bobby says it's fine
He don't consider it cheating now

Red hair with a curl
Mellow roll for the flavor
And the eyes for peeping
Can't keep away from the girl
These two sides of my brain
Need to have a meeting
Can't think of anything to do, yeah
My left brain knows that
All love is fleeting
She's just looking for something new, yeah
And I said it once before
But it bears repeating, now

Can't think of anything to do, yeah
My left brain knows that
All love is fleeting
She's just looking for something new
Well, I said it once before
But it bears repeating now

Fell in love with a girl
Fell in love once and almost completely
She's in love with the world
But sometimes these feelings
Can be so misleading
She turns and says, "Are you alright?"
I said I must be fine
Cause my heart's still beating
Come and kiss me
By the riverside, yeah Bobby says it's fine
He don't consider it cheating now

Can't think of anything to do, yeah
My left brain knows that
All love is fleeting
She's just looking for something new
Well, I said it once before
But it bears repeating.

Artist of the Day

Hiroshi Sugimoto, 1948-present, Japanese photographer

Thought of the Day

The one thing that bothers me about most environmentalists is they seem to operate under the principle that human beings are somehow not part of the natural world. As if our existence alone is a burden on the planet and we should make special accomodations for other species because of our "otherness."

Quote of the Day

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pic of the Day

William Bay, Australia

Movie of the Day

Title: The Outsiders
Director: Francis Ford Cappola
Writer: Kathleen Rowell (based on the novel by S.E. Hinton)
Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise



Song of the Day

Title: Stairway to Heaven
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Album: Led Zeppelin IV

Artist of the Day

Arnold Helbling, 1961-present, Swiss painter