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Or Kill Me / Re: Pamphlet Draft
« on: March 01, 2007, 08:54:48 pm »
So I just threw SillyCybin's graphics into an MS Word doc and printed out ten of them to drop on my commute home / the commute here tomorrow. (pssst, you cats know of a good site to host filez like this?)

I gotta say, I'm jazzed. I don't think the pamphlet is what I want it to be yet (you're right LMNO, it's way too straight-faced) - but it's a starting point. I'm most jazzed that I managed to put this thing together so quickly. I started off with a vague idea this morning and by the end of the day I'm holding it in my hands. It's given me a real jolt of creative energy. Oddly enough, it's exactly the kind of energy I'm talking about in the damn pamphlet.

Hey Silly, what program did you use to make those images?

Or Kill Me / Re: Pamphlet Draft
« on: March 01, 2007, 08:34:38 pm »
Good call, Rev.

Regarding the notion that it's too preachy / evangelical -- can you guys point out some places where you think it needs some cleanup?

Or Kill Me / Re: Pamphlet Draft
« on: March 01, 2007, 07:14:31 pm »
OMG Silly, you kick so much ass I'm crapping about it

Not sure about the font though - I think it's a bit hard to read after a while.

and contrary to my original feeling, this probably does belong in the BIP forum :p

Or Kill Me / Re: Pamphlet Draft
« on: March 01, 2007, 07:10:33 pm »
Too evangelical.

also: if you want funny, it's not here.

I'm aware. This was my 40-minute attempt to stop thinking so hard about what a perfect version would look like and just fart out a lot of text so I have something to work off of.

Nothing terribly new here, either. But it's mine and I like it.   :D

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Topical
« on: March 01, 2007, 05:31:54 pm »
yeah, it's reeeealy hard to be funny on cue. In the last 40 minutes I've typed up a draft of what I'd like to say in this pamphlet, but it could definitely use more humor / lightness. I think some bizarre graphics and one-liners would help.

I wanted to post it in the Or Kill Me forum instead of here, so I did. So here's the link:

it's a start

Or Kill Me / Pamphlet Draft
« on: March 01, 2007, 05:30:58 pm »
Page One:
Some awesome image or something

Page Two:

Most of the people who saw this thing did NOT pick it up. They did NOT open it. And they did NOT receive the praise with which I am now spraying you. You kick ass! Why is that?

You, my friend, are one of the chosen few. You are awake enough to take notice of your surroundings. If you were a wild animal, (and I'm sure you are!) you'd have a better chance to survive than all of them. Look around, man, most of them are asleep. Or at least they act like it.

And they're asleep for good reason - there's no reward for being awake, for being conscious of what's going on around you. Most of them are bored and miserable. Maybe you are too.

Hey, if you're satisfied with your life, good for you. Me, I can't sleep at night sometimes because I have this feeling that my life could be so much cooler if only I could figure out how to make it that way. I want to go to bed every night thinking, "That was great. I did not waste a single minute of that day." Don't you?

Page Three:

A lot of people feel like they're trapped in their lives. I know that sometimes I wake up and realize that I've been in a rut for what seems like years. It's easy to get lulled to sleep by The Routine. The Rut and Grind. The Machine. I know a lot of people who are miserable but are complacent with it. What a tragedy! They insist that they don't have the time or resources to enjoy life anymore.

These people view themselves as victims of society. They're bored and boring, because they feel their lives are ultimately out of their control.

We let the minutes of our day be determined by train and bus schedules, by the nine-to-five grind. We let our bodies drive us through biological rhythms of hunger, fatigue, and sexual release. But you've gotta trust me when I say you can escape all that if you just learn to be aware of it. Yeah, you still have to go to work, but its not a prison sentence.

Cause I mean, even hamsters who live in little glass boxes manage to have fun.

Page Four:

I want to be really straight-up about my goal.

I believe in the butterfly effect - the idea that really little things can ultimately cause great changes in the world. Im afraid for humanity, and this is why: I meet very few people that seem to be awake and conscious. Very few people have learned how to use their own brain. Very few people seem to be thinking about their own thoughts theyre just passive participants in the world. They hear opinions on TV and those opinions become their own. Think for yourself, damn it!

Today, tomorrow, forever, remember to be aware. Look around at your surroundings and ask yourself why youre doing what youre doing. You might be satisfied, and if you are, thats fine. But I really do want you to change the parts of yourself that you arent satisfied with. Ignite yourself! While theres still time!

I want you to be aware of whats wrong with your day, your life, your world. Then I want you to do something about it

Cause if you dont do something about it, its gonna be like this forever.

You cant just keep waiting for things to happen to you. Youve gotta go out and do them yourself.

If this was a movie, would you be a character in it? Or just an extra?

Be an active force in the world, not a passive one.

Little one liners for margins:

As I write this pamphlet, I ask myself why Im doing this. Its to become rich and famous, right?

I cant come up with anything else at the moment.

The above line wont make it to print. But maybe this one will.

there should be some meme-bombs in here. Preferably a rhyming one that'll get stuck in your head.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Topical
« on: March 01, 2007, 03:32:11 pm »
Can I make a topic / project suggestion?

I've been quietly observing the reactions of people who pick up the various pamphlets and whatnot that I've left lying around, and their reactions are usually pretty brief. Most of the time, they look at it, flip through it, maybe read a paragraph or two, then put it back down. I think this is symptomatic of these texts being somewhat inaccessible to random strangers, and the generally short attention span of people in transit. There are people, sure, who will pick up the BIP pamphlet (for example) and it'll fry their brains (in a good way). But those people, I think, are already trying to wake up.

I'd love to hand out something with a very broad audience. Something that even fingerlicking mouthbreathers can appreciate, even if they just skim it and leave it on the seat when they leave.

Here's what I think this imaginary pamphlet would look like:

-the cover would be a graphic, with maybe a question that entices strangers to pick it up. Then, it rewards them for picking it up by saying something like "most people didn't pick this thing up, but you did. Good for you, you're more awake than them!"
-the pamphlets starts off very fluffy - mostly jokes and crap at the beginning. This sort of hooks them in and lowers their defenses.
-after sufficient buildup, it would climax with a rant or sermon which sums up the whole point
-like the Principia, there'd be lots of jokes and graphics and whatnot which make it visually and comically appealing, and ensures that its interesting even if the reader isn't into thinking about thought or whatnot.

-the text wouldn't be too dense or too cumbersome. The whole thing would be like four pages or less. This is sort of a single-serving sermon. A sample, not The Big Picture.

also: I think there should be some sort of rhyming meme in there which will get stuck in your head.

I'm not sure if something like this has already been discussed or perhaps I'm beating a dead horse. What do you folks think?

Bring and Brag / Re: Any of you knuckleheads want to buy some swords?
« on: February 28, 2007, 12:23:52 am »
these puns are killing me

wait that's not a pun, and they really are

Literate Chaotic / Re: if you ever need a quick quote...
« on: February 27, 2007, 04:32:14 pm »

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: A problem with the message?
« on: February 27, 2007, 04:27:45 pm »
I'm in. I can't promise a passage (as I said, knee deep in other projects), but I'll do my best. Plus it's time I contributed in a way other than commenting on what's already been done. =)

Or Kill Me / Re: thsui is he bedt ran uaaaaaa!
« on: February 26, 2007, 04:43:07 pm »
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Or Kill Me / Re: Let's take a walk!
« on: February 26, 2007, 04:40:25 pm »
I hear ya dude. Is it that you only watch TV that pisses you off, or that everything pisses you off? I find I usually only watch TV that irritates the hell out of me. Like MTV's My Super Sweet 16... rarely have I been so outraged as when I watched like four episodes of that in a row. So why do I keep watching it, right? I guess I like being offended - it's the only way TV gets a rise out of me. :P

maybe you should learn to get the hots for this twisted, conflicted, vain, self-loathing monstrosity that we live inside.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: BIP Paper Size: ITT
« on: February 25, 2007, 03:55:15 pm »
what's the point of having a wiki that we can't even troll?  :p

Bring and Brag / Re: Baby Jesus pics
« on: February 25, 2007, 03:37:44 pm »
You should contact him 15 years from now and show him all this stuff. It'll give him some sweet-ass delusions of grandeur and shape his personality for the rest of his life.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: BIP Paper Size: ITT
« on: February 25, 2007, 03:35:53 pm »

Sweet progress ITT...

as far as font goes, my vote is for Arial. Not too fancy, and way easy to read.

and Pssst, I can't seem to make an account on the Wiki. When I go to "create account / log in", there's only a log in option.

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