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Survival on the Lunatic Fringe

When I was 17, it filled my mouth with bile to think about the Office World looming over me like the sword of damocles. After watching Fight Club, Office Space, reading too much Cyberpunk, etc etc I thought that being a fucking independant, self-actualized, free-thinking individual might be negated by some sort of white collar slavery, some sort of indentured servitude to the Machine.

But ya know, after bouncing from career to career for a while, I’ve been sitting in this particular little gray cube for over a year now and it really ain’t that bad. Today is April Fool’s day and I’m hanging up prank signs from the MGT. My cube is filled with art by Magritte, Brandon Bird, Perry Bible Fellowship, and my own stuff. It’s the little things.

And you know, over here in the belly of The Machine, people actually DO seem to appreciate free thinkers. How’s that for faith in humanity? I do think people appreciate those rare freaks who are more colorful than their environment, and it IS inspirational.

And that’s the whole gimmick, right? How to sell out without losing anything of value? Without trapping yourself? How to rearrange the local parts of the Machine until it’s the Machine you want to live in?

I don’t think the 17 year old version of me got it yet. I’m 26 now and Yes I may seem like a white collar slave sometimes, but really now – it ain’t so bad. It beats being an actor / waiter, or a screen writer / shoe salesman, or a starving artist with scabby knees. Because when I’m not in the 9 to 5, I’m living a guitar solo. What I do professionally isn’t the focus of my life. Last night I went out and put up a hundred fucking posters, and it recharged me like WOAH I’m fucking awake again.

This  one guy was walking back from his car, and he saw one of the posters my girlfriend and I put up, and he burst out laughing like a mad man. As we walked down the block, we could hear him in the distance, still cackling. Somebody out there saw something weird today, and maybe he’s gonna start looking everywhere for nonsense now. Maybe he’ll even become a part of it.

This activity really recharges my batteries. If I’m ever feeling Low Quality, this is one of those things I try to remember to do. It makes me feel like all this talk we do about surviving on the lunatic fringe isn’t just abstract masturbation – I’m actually out there doing it.

whatever it is.
WOAH I’m fucking awake again!

Watchmen costumes revealed

Watchmen still has roughly about a year to go before it is released, and will likely not be anything near as good as the comic it is based on, but I still can’t help but be somewhat excited by the idea of the film.

Which is why I’m totally stoked at seeing the costumes from the film, as released by Firstshowing.net, which shows how The Comedian, Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Rorschach and Silk Spectre will appear in Jack Snyder’s film.

(via Technoccult)

Eris is going to pwn the Solar System

Or so I hear.

Now, I didn’t know about this, which is rather surprising, since I spent some time lurking within the conspiracy genre of sites around the web. It could just be because my natural inclination is towards more political theories, or it could just be that I dont take any theories really seriously, and never paid enough attention to notice this at all.

But anyway, it seems that the recent discovery of the Planet Eris has been latched onto by conspiracy theorists as being the planet Nibiru. For those of you not up on your fringe theories (and shame on you indeed) Nibiru is supposedly a giant tenth planet that has a long elliptical orbit that takes it in and out of the solar system in a manner reminiscent of Pluto, only far more severe. Severe enough, in fact, that it somehow managed to to smash into another hypothetical planet between Mars and Jupiter, where the present day asteroid belt is. This second planet is called Tiamat, naturally after the Dragon, whereas Nibiru is assosciated with Marduk, in Sumerian mythology.

Now, part of the planet Tiamat that broke off eventually became our own dear home planet, while Nibiru continued on its merry way through the solar system. However, there is more. Nibiru is supposedly the home of an advanced race of alien beings known in the Bible as the Nephilim…or to scholars of conspiracy theory and alternative Sumerian history, the Anunnaki, made famous as the reptilian shapeshifters of the theories of David Icke (among others).

Nibiru should, allegedly, be swinging back through on another pass of this part of the solar system around…oh, 11.11 UT, December 21st, 2012. I never saw that one coming. Anyhow, when it does swing around, we should expect all sorts of crazy seismic activity and, if we’re lucky, a pole shift.

As can be seen from this particular blog entry, Eris is now considered within some conspiracy circles as being the same as Nibiru:

The real cause of climate changes, volcanoes activity, intensification of the seismic activity etc., is the planet Eris’s getting closer to our solar system, intermediary named 2003-UB-313 and known in Antiquity under various names as: Nibiru, Marduk, Nemesis, Hercolubus, The Gods Planet, the Planet of the Empire, the Planet of the Cross, the Red Planet.

So there you have it, people. Eris is going to pwn this planet good. Quite what role the reptilian shapeshifters play in this space drama remains uncertain, but I’m sure we will hear about it sooner or later.

ATTN: Verwirrung bloggers

For those of you who have your own blogs apart from this site, I suggest linking to here from them. Technorati’s Authority system works by how many times you are linked to, and the higher your authority, the more seen you will be in search rankings. Also, if you’re going to crosspost new articles to your current blog as well as here, I suggest posting it here first, then linking to the URL via your own blog.

Yes, I have no shame in gaming Technorati’s rules so we look like a super popular blog, because it will be true anyway, sooner or later.

Note: this will require your own blog to be claimed on Technorati, but this is a very simple process.  If you need someone to walk you through it, you know how to contact me.

UK police hate LOLCATS?

One has to wonder. Despite my personal opinion on lolcats being close to that of Encyclopaedia Dramatica, I still have to admit that Tim Ireland of Bloggerheads is a demented genius for using them to battle the tyranny-lite that is UK’s SOCPA Act.

For those of you who want a handy reference guide as to the sort of things you cannot have on your t-shirt, according to the police themselves, I have reproduced the list from Bloggerheads below:

– I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?

– I MADE YOU A COOKIE… BUT I EATED IT

– DONT CRY PLEEZ GORDON… YOU CAN HAS COOKIE

– HABEUS CORPUS. NOT URS.

– I CAN HAS FREED SPEECH? KTHNXBYE

– FLOOR IS LAVA… SO I’S CLIMBIN UR FURNITUR

– DO NOT WANT!

– ORLY?

– WMD? ORLY?

– IM IN UR DESIGNATED AREA… SUBVERTN UR LAWS

– IM IN UR DESIGNATED AREA… BEIN A LOUD SPKR

– OH, HAI!

– OH, HAI… IM DEMONSTRATIN!

– RANDOM CAT IS NOT AMUSED

– TAXPAYER CAT IS NOT AMUSED

– FEED TEH HUNGREES!

– GRARRGH! SURPRIZE GOATSE!

– A DREEM… I HAS ONE

– IM IN UR BEACHES… FIGHTN UR NAZIS

– I HAS THE TORTUR EVIDENZ… LET ME SHOW YOU DEMZ

– ZOMG!

– ZOMG! TERRIST! OH NOES!

– UR BEIN SILLY… SRSLY

– BUT I WUVS YOU

– KTHNXBYE!