Thursday, May 22, 2008

How I Killed a Guy: A True Story

This is definitely the craziest true story you'll read today!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Manufactured Consent

It affects our every day lives, the way we think the foods we like, the points of views we take. From early childhood we are glued to television, we go to school we are assigned the same books to read we turn on he radio and we hear he same songs. Over time some of us branch out take different paths and develop different taste but usually find a haven where others share the same views and become groups.

Groups are separated by the "type" of people in each one some easily co exist while others clash and do not. I for one don't see this as being all bad. Some good can and has come from the segregation of people not by race but by class. But good can only come from it if it happens naturally.

Manufactured Consent, acts as a sheep hoarder keeping the sheep in line, as mentioned before we are schooled, entertained and fed by corporations that share a common interest. To keep us in check, in simpler terms, its no secret our children can ask for Mc Donalds before they can recite their alphabet. Teenagers know the lyrics to the hottest song better than the names of the states in their own country.

This is a example of how manufactured consent and classism can numb an entire generation. Solution you ask? The answer is in he human mind. It is said that during infancy past the toddler years we are more intuitive than we will ever be. We are little scientist. It is not until we go to school and become exposed instruction we lose our will to explore and learn.

We live in a world of spin everything is spun and no one is asking questions. When we watch TV commercials and the new listening ad says" breath stays fresher longer". No one stops to ask, longer than what? We all run to the drugstore and pick up a bottle so we can have fresh breath for longer. But not know what if you examine the issue and discover that your new mouth wash has the same ingredients but a higher concentration and no evidence of longer lasting fresher breath, and without the knowledge of what was it being compared to as lasting longer than in the first place.

Bottom line is, question everything, no one is offering truth at no cost, act as a detective in unspinning what is spun before your eyes. Next time you hear that song you love so much don't just hear it, listen to the lyrics. Do you still like it so much? Ask yourself why did you like it in the first place. Eventually things will begin to make sense and our generation can snap out of it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Internet Video

What draws us to these online videos, ever since the emergence of YouTube all of us love getting online and randomly searching for the sickest video, whatever it is we want to see it. People become overnight celebrities with a simple video but when we look back we think about it, and say “what the f@#k was so great about “Chocolate Rain”. Shit if I know, but I do know that at least 3000 of those views were probably mine. I had a blast watchingthat funny looking moron sing with such a deep voice. I don’t know why but I do.
I find my self endlessly searching for the next good roast by typing random search terms. Such as “Old Lady Bites it” or “Fat dude severs leg” , so much that me and a few buddies even made a blog dedicated to random videos we find on the web and called it As time goes on I better understand why we love these internet videos so much, maybe it’s the voyeur in all of us that wants to see real people go through real things.
Maybe Television and Movies have become so repetitive for the most part with reused plot lines that we all much rather see “Failed Back flip Attempts “ On YouTube rather than tuning into the idiot box for the same old crap. I guess the test of time will tell where the Internet Video will lead us but ill be searching for “Fat moron falls in Pond” in the mean time.