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« on: September 26, 2005, 05:44:05 pm »
many efforts have been made
dear sweet heavens
how sweat has soaked the brow

**

the machine has been identified
it has been observed that the machine is faulty
it has been observed that the machine is building itself up only to fall apart
it has been observed that we are part of the machine
it has been observed that there is no enemy and nobody to blame
it has been observed that it is going to be messy
it has been observed that it was destined to be this way

but still

how to approach it all?

doom
impending doom

efforts have been made to avoid the tragedy
we got smart
we became aware that one of the weaknesses of the machine is its affinity for routine and order
and that these affinities would eventually become so complex that they would be unmanageable

we became aware that chaos highlights these very glitches
so
we got together and did little things to confuse the machine
and we laughed because it was so predictable

but
the novelty wore off
and it became just as rewarding to discuss these type things as it was to actually do them


and the machine still lingered


we recognized that the only way to save ourselves from the seemingly imminent mess of the falling machine would be some other kind of group action
yes
something that would involve a group of people
a chunk of the machine itself
getting together and doing
something

but
it became apparent that we could not agree
and even if we could
the machine is still powerful enough to get rid of any threat to its illusion of control

and when it was observed that it could not be avoided
the efforts shifted to finding ways to keep our minds off it

hopefully
it would happen while we were sleeping
or
the machine would fall while we were in the movie theater
and we would exit
and see a path of destruction that somehow spared us
and left a trail of nourishment from the movie theater to the garden of eden
or
in between playing a quirky word game on an internet forum
the news ticker at the bottom of our monitor would say
'the end has come - everybody can stop pretending and relax'

but no
it is not gonna go down like that

the machine still lingers
and it still builds


in our search for escapism
both physical and mental
we found the internet
and the machine let us have it

for all of the outcasts and discontents which the machine had become so good at creating
there is a home on the internet
a feeling of togetherness

the machine would have you turn on the computer to release some tension
so you can muster up some strength
and go at it again tomorrow

the perfect form of entertainment

entertainment -
for the machine it is like saliva
it softens you up so you can be digested easier
so you dont know how to put up a fight


fuck that shit

the fun will not really start until the machine is down for the count

until then
the potential for being interrupted by the machine
and/or
tricked into doing machine work is always there

those who 'enjoy' the internet or search the internet for enjoyment
have been tricked into and endless search for escapism

and
the reason we cannot agree on anything is because the machine will not allow it

so
out of love

turn the internet into something that cannot be enjoyed
examine your motives
until loading a flash movie
or trolling an internet forum
becomes part of your job
and not something you do until the next time the machine calls your name

**
it will hurt a lot
but
it wont hurt for long
**

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 06:17:07 pm »

interesting
i like it

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2005, 12:07:33 am »
Best rant EVAR. Beautiful AND disturbing. Keep it up.

And is this prose or poetry?
Lossage, sausage, whatever.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 12:15:31 am »
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And is this prose or poetry?

Does it matter?
The Jerk On Bike rolled his eyes and tossed the waffle back over his shoulder--before it struck the ground, a stout, disconcertingly monkey-like dog sprang into the air and snatched it, and began to masticate it--literally--for the sound it made was like a homonculus squatting on the floor muttering "masticate masticate masticate".

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2005, 01:58:37 am »
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And is this prose or poetry?

Does it matter?

No, sorry. I did wonder which LHX was going for.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2005, 02:21:16 am »
i really cant stand grammar and punctuation

so
i let the lines stagger whatever way the thought flows

plus
i find it a bit easier on the eyes
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2005, 02:35:33 am »
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the fun will not really start until the machine is down for the count


 :lol:

Let us know how that works out.
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2005, 12:12:11 pm »
rookie mistake



wont happen again coach
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2005, 01:39:00 am »
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rookie mistake



wont happen again coach


We've had a lot of debate about The Machine(tm).

Some of mine:

http://kaegogi.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56

Ask around for more.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2005, 01:57:15 am »
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We've had a lot of debate about The Machine(tm).

Some of mine:

http://kaegogi.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56

Ask around for more.


i am getting a feel for it


like a blindfolded man taking a long walk on a short plank
when he puts his foot down
and doesnt feel any more plank
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2005, 01:59:32 am »
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We've had a lot of debate about The Machine(tm).

Some of mine:

http://kaegogi.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=56

Ask around for more.


i am getting a feel for it


like a blindfolded man taking a long walk on a short plank
when he puts his foot down
and doesnt feel any more plank


...While being beaten with a sledgehammer.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2005, 02:06:18 am »
in the rain
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2005, 03:20:35 pm »
...emo...

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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2005, 04:21:50 pm »
:cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2005, 06:37:04 pm »
hahahahaaaaaaa
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