Audience Shrugged

"Atlas Shrugged," the stirring tale of free-market capitalism and never being a parasite who takes money without creating anything of value, has had to turn to Kickstarter to fund its final installment, after the first two did abysmally in the aforementioned free market.  

Lest you think that it’s only for rich people, completely removed from the reality of the common man, there are already 5 people who have backed the project with $10,000 or more.  I, on the other hand, was annoyed last night that I had to pay $9 to rent two movies.  I’m technically getting a 222,222% better return on my investment than they are, so at least I’m a better businessman.

I’d link to the Kickstarter, but if I thought someone funded that movie due to my intervention, I’d probably have to kill  myself.

I haven’t actually watched either of the first two “Atlas Shrugged” movies (largely because I hated the chunk of the book that I read, and I find objectivism completely appalling), but to make an objectivist movie that fails so spectacularly in this political climate is a pretty impressive feat.  I’m similarly impressed that the Republicans managed to find a presidential candidate worse than Barack Obama.  Somewhere along the line, they lost the difference between “look who bad the other guy is” and “if you think that guy’s bad, look at THIS guy,” but I digress.

Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent-looking bookstore, I’m going to continue reading “Chomsky on Anarchism” and watching Stanley Kubrick movies (the last movie I saw in theaters was “2001: a Space Odyssey,” and the two movies I rented last night were “Fear and Desire” and “Killer’s Kiss…” I’m kind of on a roll, and they were out of “Iron Man 3”).

But hey, at least she was an atheist and pro-choice, so it’s not like there’s nothing we agree on.

Dream Jobs

Someone has to buy the porn for sperm banks, right? I want to be that guy now.

Sometimes I wish I could go back in time, find the first ape who crawled down out of the trees and crossed the savannah upright, and shoot him in the face. I mean, honestly. How much better off could we possibly be?

I would do anything to be what I ought to be
Frontal lobotomy, drainpipe phlebotomy
Just to cut out what had made something odd of me
Just to feel someone had notified God of me
Trying to scream through a botched tracheotomy
A lonely and swollen and awful dichotomy
The fuckup I am and the man I forgot to be

mattfractionblog:

wordsthatfit:

deantrippe:

mangaka-soldier:

moffats-army:


50 Shades of Grain

Porn Flakes

Special D

Chix Mix

Nut ‘N Honey

Fruity Pebbles

Cap’n Cunt

mattfractionblog:

wordsthatfit:

deantrippe:

mangaka-soldier:

moffats-army:

50 Shades of Grain

Porn Flakes

Special D

Chix Mix

Nut ‘N Honey

Fruity Pebbles

Cap’n Cunt

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motherjones:

NBD GUYS THEY’RE JUST VOTING ON FOOD STAMPS.

Bitch, you’re in Congress.  Buy a Tivo with MY FUCKING MONEY and vote on shit when you’re damn well ready to vote on shit.

motherjones:

NBD GUYS THEY’RE JUST VOTING ON FOOD STAMPS.

Bitch, you’re in Congress. Buy a Tivo with MY FUCKING MONEY and vote on shit when you’re damn well ready to vote on shit.

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daveshumka:

Now that I’ve had a chance to give all the details to my immediate family, I feel like I can share this online.
At around 11:15pm on July 4th, I was leaving a comedy show with about 50 other people. A man ran into the crowd with something concealed under his shirt. He then walked up to me and my friend and said, “Hey, how’s it going?” He pulled out a handgun, lifted it up to my head, and fired point blank. I didn’t realize what was happening at the time, but I ducked. I ran away and heard him fire two more times.
When I returned to the scene, I found everybody standing around in shock, and the shooter lying on the ground. He had shot himself, and he later died. Everyone else is physically okay. I was grazed on the top of my head by the first bullet (that’s the picture above), and I still have a ringing in my ears.
All things considered, I’m really lucky. Not only am I alive and didn’t witness him shooting himself, as so many did, I have extremely supportive family and friends, I have an understanding employer, and I have resources to talk to.
The shooter was mentally ill and wasn’t so lucky. The lesson I’m taking away from this is that we need to make mental health a priority in ourselves and in our communities. Support your local mental health organizations in whatever ways you can, financially and by forcing politicians to take the issue more seriously. If you live in Vancouver, this is a good place to donate.
If you want to hear more about the incident, we describe it during the first 30 minutes of episode 281 of Stop Podcasting Yourself. Don’t worry, the podcast is a lot more lighthearted than this post.
Sorry ‘bout the selfie.

daveshumka:

Now that I’ve had a chance to give all the details to my immediate family, I feel like I can share this online.

At around 11:15pm on July 4th, I was leaving a comedy show with about 50 other people. A man ran into the crowd with something concealed under his shirt. He then walked up to me and my friend and said, “Hey, how’s it going?” He pulled out a handgun, lifted it up to my head, and fired point blank. I didn’t realize what was happening at the time, but I ducked. I ran away and heard him fire two more times.

When I returned to the scene, I found everybody standing around in shock, and the shooter lying on the ground. He had shot himself, and he later died. Everyone else is physically okay. I was grazed on the top of my head by the first bullet (that’s the picture above), and I still have a ringing in my ears.

All things considered, I’m really lucky. Not only am I alive and didn’t witness him shooting himself, as so many did, I have extremely supportive family and friends, I have an understanding employer, and I have resources to talk to.

The shooter was mentally ill and wasn’t so lucky. The lesson I’m taking away from this is that we need to make mental health a priority in ourselves and in our communities. Support your local mental health organizations in whatever ways you can, financially and by forcing politicians to take the issue more seriously. If you live in Vancouver, this is a good place to donate.

If you want to hear more about the incident, we describe it during the first 30 minutes of episode 281 of Stop Podcasting Yourself. Don’t worry, the podcast is a lot more lighthearted than this post.

Sorry ‘bout the selfie.

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quotesoncomics:

After a methadone and valium overdose, cited in “Punk Rock: So What?: The Cultural Legacy of Punk”
vintagegal:

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

vintagegal:

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

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