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

Thought of the Day

The noun 'hater' is used entirely too much in contemporary pop culture. People who frequently use this vapid word need to shut the fuck up. The fact it has become a staple of the pop culture lexicon shows how sensitive young people are to criticism.

Quote of the Day

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pic of the Day

Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland


Movie of the Day

Title: Syriana
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Writer: Stephen Gaghan
Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Amr Waked, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, William Hurt


Song of the Day

Title: Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)
Artist: Kendrick Lamar feat. Jay-Z




[Hook]
I am a sinner who's probably gonna sin again
Lord forgive me, Lord forgive me
Things I don't understand
Sometimes I need to be alone
Bitch don't kill my vibe, bitch don't kill my vibe
I can feel your energy from two planets away
I got my drink, I got my music
I would share it but today I'm yelling
Bitch, don't kill my vibe; bitch, don't kill my vibe
Bitch, don't kill my vibe; bitch, don't kill my vibe

[Kendrick Lamar]
Look inside of my soul and you can find gold and maybe get rich, hol' up
Trinidad Jame$ in four weeks
But now my album platinum and shit, so what
Y'all keep the numbers
I'm more than another statistic, my nigga
This courtesy of Compton
Brooklyn go hard, motherfucker
Love me on the East like I'm Chuck D
Dominicans wish that I was born there
I'm lookin' to be the god MC
You look at my hat and see thorns there
I look at the game and see porn there
I'm fuckin' this industry hard
I'm bagging this money, tea-bagging your honey
You thought I was fresh out the yard
Don't cry to me dummy, you're a lightweight
They tell me you nice and I'm like "wait"
Go get me a knife, you're looking like steak
And when the stakes are high, I stake out for days
And when the water inside, you're Bobby Boucher
We thirsty nigga, never alert me, nigga
I got a P89 in a suitcase
I know you heard me, nigga, this is a burpee, nigga
Lyrical exercise
Right now, homie, I'm in the extra vibe
Pipe down, it occurred when you heard that I got these words
To the upper echelon, that's excellent

[Hook]

[Jay-Z]
Up in the clouds, me and my spouse
Rumors on the ground gettin' too loud
Please turn them shits down, can't hear myself think
Turbulence, shit, almost spilled my drink
In the White House with a mink
Running through that bitch like it's my house
All up in the hall like a mall
Told you motherfuckers, all I do is ball
No, I don't 'member you, I don't intend to empty my memory bank
It's a million dollars in it, baby, Hilary Swank
Sittin' next to Hilary smellin' like dank
Presidential pardon, name one nigga out there harder than him, I'll wait
I've been in my weight like 20 years straight
I've been on my vibe like 20 years straight
Don't fuck up my high, don't fuck up my high
Nights like this, I could fuck up a pie
Still keep straight and still be straight
Fall back, bitch, I got a lot on my plate
Don't waste my breath
I don't know how many moons a nigga got left
Back to this joint, smokin' this shit like I'm tryna' prove a point
I'm the highest, the highest title, numero uno
Kill my vibe, that's your motherfuckin' funeral

[Kendrick Lamar]
Between you and me, turn eulogy to urinals, niggas pissed off
I'm in this lil' diss shit, I'm pushin' my fart
Leader of the new school, on my toes like a ballerina
Who knew I'd be Black Swan
World in my palms, ironically
I am the Globetrotters' best
Cause I didn't drop the ball
Told niggas when I was 16 that I'd write a 16
To put a nigga right on the big screen
In the paddy wagon with 16, should have been in the pen
But then my pen write with morphine
I heal niggas, touch down with more fiends
I kill niggas, audio crack, khakis to meal ticket
Cardio lap, was running for dear life but now I'm running the map
Bitch, I'm here nigga,
Picture little old me giving a fuck for what a fuck nigga gotta say
Nigga you'll never be Jay, never be Nas, never be Snoop nor Dre
You ain't get killed in Vegas or hit a Suburban
Nigga, Puffy Daddy wasn't your favorite
So many washed up with detergent
But I don't dry tears, I just aim at them on purpose
Like bluck, Mini-14 like bluck
Empty out another magazine like bluck
Hit a young nigga, get back
I kill 'em all when they try to kill my vibe
I am the bad, the good God, the last the hood got
The last that would try to pass a good job
If Shawn's a black Beatle then I need a 10 second drum solo
Bitch see you at Woodstock

Artist of the Day

Adam Fuss, 1961-present, British-American photographer

Thought of the Day

It seems the primary purpose of country music is to teach its listeners to love America.

Quote of the Day

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her way. And second, let her have it. - Lyndon B. Johnson

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pic of the Day

Geirangerfjord, Norway

Movie of the Day

Title: Minority Report
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Scott Frank, Jon Cohen
Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Steve Harris, Neal McDonough





Song of the Day

Title: Dirty White Boy
Artist: Foreigner
Album: Head Games



Hey baby if you're feelin' down
I know what's good for you all day
Are you worried what your friends see?
Will it ruin your reputation lovin' me?

'Cause I'm a dirty white boy
Yeah a dirty white boy
A dirty white boy

Don't drive no big black car
Don't like no Hollywood movie star
You want me to be true to you
You don't give a damn what I do to you

I'm just a dirty white boy
Dirty white boy, dirty white boy
Dirty white boy, dirty white boy
Dirty white boy

Well I'm a dirty white boy
Dirty white boy, dirty white boy
Dirty white boy, yeah, dirty white boy
A dirty white boy

I've been in trouble since I don't know when
I'm in trouble now and I know somehow I'll find trouble again
I'm a loner but I'm never alone
Every night I get one step closer to the danger zone

'Cause I'm a dirty white boy
Dirty white boy, yeah, dirty white boy
Dirty white boy, I'm a dirty white boy
Dirty white boy

C'mon, c'mon boy
Dirty white boy, white boy
Dirty white boy, I'm a dirty white boy
Dirty white boy

Hey, I'm a dirty white boy
Dirty white boy, yeah, I'm a dirty white boy
(Dirty white boy) boy, dirty white boy, yeah

Artist of the Day

Gabriel Orozco, 1962-present, Mexican-American painter, sculptor, and photographer

Thought of the Day

The older I get, the more inclined I am to believe only military and law enforcement personnel should be able to legally own non-hunting firearms.

Quote of the Day

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. - Ernest Hemingway

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Pic of the Day

Jeita Grotto, Lebanon

Movie of the Day

Title: Burn After Reading
Directors/Writers: Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, J. K. Simmons, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche





Song of the Day

Title: Hurt
Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: American IV: The Man Comes Around



I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

[Chorus]
What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

[Chorus]

If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

Artist of the Day

Thomas Cole, 1801-1848, American painter

Thought of the Day

Modern war would be more interesting if military bands performed on the battlefield like they did in olden times.

Quote of the Day

Action eradicates fear. No matter what you fear, positive, self-affirming action can diminish or completely cancel that which you are fearful of. - Mark Victo