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Bring and Brag / hang gliding
« on: July 12, 2007, 06:56:47 pm »

metaphysics
i see digits
dont ask me bout the outer limits
flip a lyric
watch the critics criticize it
mesmerized by it
cant describe it
hardly synthesize it
some say lifes a struggle
and thats about the size of it
flow natural
no fact is actual
make it up as i go
like flipping new words in scrabble
and refuse to take it back
frustrate opponents
try to steal my pen
but they couldnt hold it
like the sword in the stone
and they werent chosen
maybe in their youth they ate too much paint chips
mentally limited
they fall off pogo sticks
while i ride spaceships
walking on water
its funny when you trip
counter-counter-culture
theyre idolizing sculptures
fictional figures
head in the clouds or stuck in tunnel vision
i got double vision
learned to see the good in the bad
the internet to me is like a tree to a lumberjack
this is me swingin away
flows - i spit em all day
anybody that dont feel it be in denial like OJ
X come weak? no way
hit a beat until its D-O-A
see thru the bullshit like my eyeballs pack x-rays

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Pipe Bombs - A Shrapnel Probe
« on: July 11, 2007, 03:18:14 am »
i will propose the notion here that the shrapnel being discussed lately has a identifiable source

it is the result of people under pressure


i will propose also that
pressure is the result of confronting fear or desire


fear is generally associated with death (the unknown - the potential for physical pain) or a injury to the ego that would have social repercussions (which could also be potentially indirectly related to death)


desire is generally associated with avoiding that which causes fear
but
also social achievement (striving to rule the kingdom of physical objects)

also stimulation



these elements set people in motion




when coming face-to-face with a fear or the possibility of not obtaining a desire - we find explosions

people cannot handle the pressure and there is a resulting action


in its raw form - this action is generally not premeditated

- you scare the shit out of somebody - and it is understandable that the gut instinct is to yell

but

we live in a situation now where people can be elaborate when they explode


people "take it out on" other people


being overwhelmed in one facet of life - you take it out in another facet of life


a fear of death results in a fundamentalist tunnel-vision

getting cock-blocked in early adolescence spawns a generation of computer programmers looking for social comeuppance while subsequently pushing humanity to its technological demise

the slums of New York results in the greatest Hip Hop in 25,000 years



and this here what youre reading - this is my shrapnel

this is my outlet




ive read a lot of RAW shit and some other alternative approaches to psychology
but
something struck me when i was forced to take a 'intro to psychology' course in my first semester of college a few months ago

one segment of the course dealt with 'defense mechanisms'

apparently - there is a term which describes what is known as basically the one productive defense mechanism

it is called sublimation

i just looked it up at m-w.com:
"to divert the expression of (an instinctual desire or impulse) from its unacceptable form to one that is considered more socially or culturally acceptable"

when we took a look at sublimation in class - there was another aspect to it -

the expression of the 'impulse' was not necessarily 'acceptable' - but it was productive

it was not a defense mechanism that focused on covering things up or hiding things


it was the defense mechanism that sought to transform

turn that negative stimulus causing you pressure into something that can be benefited from

the whole 'lemon -----> lemonade' approach to things



its a bit too trite of a metaphor to use when discussing some of the foul shit life doles out on the mammals running around the surface of this place

its hard to say that hurricane katrina was like 'life handing you lemons'


but to stick with that metaphor for a second - these days when life hands people lemons - most of the time people just pick them up and fire them at other people

and the main reason why is because this approach to things is part of the tradition that gets passed on from generation to generation

maybe not consciously - but passed on nonetheless


when you live in a society where it is the norm for people to take their shit out on other people - odds are you wont find it hard to justify taking your shit out on other people yourself


in reference to RWHN's original shrapnel post - im gonna also propose that the 'positive' shrapnel is NOT ALWAYS accidental

i know some people that when they go thru foul shit - they reach for the pen

and the bomb they assemble is MEANT to turn that negative situation into something that people can touch / feel / use



at the very least - for me personally - when the difficulty of situations gets amped up - when im catching too much of the bullshit shrapnel - i seek to re-affirm the alliances i have made in the past (many of which are in this forum) and touch base with my foundation

in the process i benefit and look to approach the situation in ways that others can benefit as well


you can only build a brick shit house if you shit your hate properly

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man

these evolution folk are getting almost as aggravating as fundamental religious folk



the correct answer is: maybe


and depending on the context - it generally doesnt matter



its still (quite) possible that the 'real' history hasnt even been fathomed yet
and is more strange that what a person would readily accept

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / 99 + 1 Attributes
« on: July 05, 2007, 08:04:00 pm »
The 99 + 1 Attributes of Allah

1    Allah (الله)    (The) God
2    Ar-Rahman (الرحمن)    The All Beneficent
3    Ar-Rahim (الرحيم)    The Most Merciful
4    Al-Malik (الملك)    The King, The Sovereign
5    Al-Quddus (القدوس)    The Most Holy
6    As-Salam (السلام)    The Peace and Blessing
7    Al-Mu'min (المؤمن)    The Guarantor
8    Al-Muhaymin (المهيمن)    The Guardian, The Preserver
9    Al-Aziz (العزيز)    The Almighty, The Self Sufficient
10    Al-Jabbar (الجبار)    The Powerful, The Irresistible
11    Al-Mutakabbir (المتكبر)    The Tremendous
12    Al-Khaliq (الخالق)    The Creator
13    Al-Bari' (البارئ)    The Maker
14    Al-Musawwir (المصور)    The Fashioner of Forms
15    Al-Ghaffar (الغفار)    The Ever Forgiving
16    Al-Qahhar (القهار)    The All Compelling Subduer
17    Al-Wahhab (الوهاب)    The Bestower
18    Ar-Razzaq (الرزاق)    The Ever Providing
19    Al-Fattah (الفتاح)    The Opener, The Victory Giver
20    Al-`Alim (العليم)    The All Knowing, The Omniscient
21    Al-Qabid (القابض)    The Restrainer, The Straightener
22    Al-Basit (الباسط)    The Expander, The Munificent
23    Al-Khafid (الخافض)    The Abaser
24    Ar-Rafi (الرافع)    The Exalter
25    Al-Mu'izz (المعز)    The Giver of Honour
26    Al-Mudhill (المذل)    The Giver of Dishonour
27    As-Sami (السميع)    The All Hearing
28    Al-Basir (البصير)    The All Seeing
29    Al-Hakam (الحكم)    The Judge, The Arbitrator
30    Al-`Adl (العدل)    The Utterly Just
31    Al-Latif (اللطيف)    The Subtly Kind
32    Al-Khabir (الخبير)    The All Aware
33    Al-Halim (الحليم)    The Forbearing, The Indulgent
34    Al-Azim (العظيم)    The Magnificent, The Infinite
35    Al-Ghafur (الغفور)    The All Forgiving
36    Ash-Shakur (الشكور)    The Grateful
37    Al-Ali (العلى)    The Sublimely Exalted
38    Al-Kabir (الكبير)    The Great
39    Al-Hafiz (الحفيظ)    The Preserver
40    Al-Muqit (المقيت)    The Nourisher
41    Al-Hasib (الحسيب)    The Reckoner
42    Al-Jalil (الجليل)    The Majestic
43    Al-Karim (الكريم)    The Bountiful, The Generous
44    Ar-Raqib (الرقيب)    The Watchful
45    Al-Mujib (المجيب)    The Responsive, The Answerer
46    Al-Wasi (الواسع)    The Vast, The All Encompassing
47    Al-Hakim (الحكيم)    The Wise
48    Al-Wadud (الودود)    The Loving, The Kind One
49    Al-Majid (المجيد)    The All Glorious
50    Al-Ba'ith (الباعث)    The Raiser of The Dead
51    Ash-Shahid (الشهيد)    The Witness
52    Al-Haqq (الحق)    The Truth, The Real
53    Al-Wakil (الوكيل)    The Trustee, The Dependable
54    Al-Qawiyy (القوى)    The Strong
55    Al-Matin (المتين)    The Firm, The Steadfast
56    Al-Waliyy (الولى)    The Protecting Friend, Patron and Helper
57    Al-Hamid (الحميد)    The All Praiseworthy
58    Al-Muhsi (المحصى)    The Accounter, The Numberer of All
59    Al-Mubdi' (المبدئ)    The Producer, Originator, and Initiator of all
60    Al-Mu'id (المعيد)    The Reinstater Who Brings Back All
61    Al-Muhyi (المحيى)    The Giver of Life
62    Al-Mumit (المميت)    The Bringer of Death, The Destroyer
63    Al-Hayy (الحي)    The Ever Living
64    Al-Qayyum (القيوم)    The Self Subsisting Sustainer of All
65    Al-Wajid (الواجد)    The Perceiver, The Finder, The Unfailing
66    Al-Majid (الماجد)    The Illustrious, The Magnificent
67    Al-Wahid (الواحد)    The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible
68    As-Samad (الصمد)    The Self Sufficient, The Impregnable, The Eternally Besought of All, The Everlasting
69    Al-Qadir (القادر)    The All Able
70    Al-Muqtadir (المقتدر)    The All Determiner, The Dominant
71    Al-Muqaddim (المقدم)    The Expediter, He Who Brings Forward
72    Al-Mu'akhkhir (المؤخر)    The Delayer, He Who Puts Far Away
73    Al-Awwal (الأول)    The First
74    Al-Akhir (الأخر)    The Last
75    Az-Zahir (الظاهر)    The Manifest, The All Victorious
76    Al-Batin (الباطن)    The Hidden, The All Encompassing
77    Al-Wali (الوالي)    The Patron
78    Al-Muta'ali (المتعالي)    The Self Exalted
79    Al-Barr (البر)    The Most Kind and Righteous
80    At-Tawwab (التواب)    The Ever Returning, Ever Relenting
81    Al-Muntaqim (المنتقم)    The Avenger
82    Al-'Afuww (العفو)    The Pardoner, The Effacer of Sins
83    Ar-Ra'uf (الرؤوف)    The Compassionate, The All Pitying
84    Malik-al-Mulk (مالك الملك)    The Owner of All Sovereignty
85    Dhu-al-Jalal wa-al-Ikram (ذو الجلال و الإكرام)    The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
86    Al-Muqsit (المقسط)    The Equitable, The Requiter
87    Al-Jami' (الجامع)    The Gatherer, The Unifier
88    Al-Ghani (الغنى)    The All Rich, The Independent
89    Al-Mughni (المغنى)    The Enricher, The Emancipator
90    Al-Mani'(المانع)    The Withholder, The Shielder, the Defender
91    Ad-Darr (الضار)    The Distressor, The Harmer
92    An-Nafi' (النافع)    The Propitious, The Benefactor
93    An-Nur (النور)    The Light
94    Al-Hadi (الهادي)    The Guide
95    Al-Badi (البديع)    The Incomparable, The Originator
96    Al-Baqi (الباقي)    The Ever Enduring and Immutable
97    Al-Warith (الوارث)    The Heir, The Inheritor of All
98    Ar-Rashid (الرشيد)    The Guide, Infallible Teacher and Knower
99    As-Sabur (الصبور)    The Patient, The Timeless

+1 Unnameable, Undefinable


dont sell yourself short







salvaged from a different thread

a exaggerated bump

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Bring and Brag / Product Advertisement
« on: July 05, 2007, 08:00:47 pm »
a photography/photoshop project


36
Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / fatherhood
« on: June 25, 2007, 05:20:08 am »
if you make a child grow in a woman's belly, make arrangements

failure to nurture a seed that you plant will result in negative repercussions for yourself personally


it is prolly best to approach the situation as a team

respect the woman

do what you can to provide a fertile environment that will allow everybody involved to thrive

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Motherhood
« on: June 24, 2007, 05:50:59 pm »
how in the sweet mother of fuck is being 'successful' working in a company and climbing a corporate ladder more enriching than raising and nurturing a child?


how exactly did women get tricked into persuing 'career goals'?


i am going to answer my own question and say that men shouldnt have disrespected women throughout the years because that seems to be the only root cause i can imagine

-- escape oppression by becoming as/more 'powerful' than the oppressor


but this shit is ridiculous

now there is men who still disrespect women
women who seem to be attempting to grow a johnson

and a whole army of children with approximately 0 foundation




who won?

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exciting


Rome built slow and fell fast



"Any Means Necessary" is a lot less climactic than it appears at first

at first - it seems like the kind of thing that you want to yell and raise a flag to

maybe smash somebody in the face or flip a car over


but then after a while you realize that it always has been survival by any means necessary




they say you cant take the street out of the street person
but
you can take the suburban out of the suburbanite

the reason for this is because one is raw and real
the other is developed on a foundation of fake

illusory


run thru the situations in your head:

you give a street person some modest luxury and they cannot get the street mentality out of their head

Mike Tyson couldnt be 'tamed'

the awards shows had to take extra precautions after ODB ran on-stage at the grammys back in '98



but
you pull the rug out from under a suburbanite and watch how quick they learn

a month TOPS

"but its not sanitary" is a consideration that quickly slips out of the decision-making process
"i cant go there because i might get robbed" does not apply to those who dont have anything worth stealing



it isnt really enjoyable to look on as people learn tough lessons

it is a instinct that people have - similar to that feeling they get when they see somebody with a open wound


in order to not react to that kind of thing takes a great deal of training
it can be seen in doctors and the armed forces

these people have been trained to ask questions first and pierce flesh second
EXCEPT
they have also been trained to pierce flesh first under certain blurry circumstances

which means they are always prepared to pierce flesh
scalpels
needles
bullets

killing tools which man has tricked himself into thinking can be used with good intent

used with enthusiasm

while the average person - the untrained person - a child - has an aversion to seeing pierced flesh


far from inflicting it - the instinct is to jump on it

cover it up


to heal wounds


when our own wounds are healed - we seek to heal those of others


far from 'good' or 'bad'

just another example of 'we'



a chain is as strong as its weakest link

we get trained to damage ourselves with a exotic blend of good intent and faulty reasoning


you can be in as good condition as you want
but
the bigger you is in rough shape
and the bigger bigger you is at rest letting it all take place inside






walk with those who happen to be walking in the same direction as you

this occurs naturally and without effort


earthquakes and lava are a means that will be used when necessary

also: hurricanes

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Literate Chaotic / interpersonal relationships a la Camus
« on: June 24, 2007, 03:42:30 pm »
"That evening, Marie came round for me and asked if I wanted to marry her.

I said I didn't mind and we could do so if she wanted to.

She then wanted to know if I loved her.

I replied as I had done once already, that it didn't mean anything but that I probably didn't.

'Why marry me then?' she said.

I explained to her that it really didn't matter and that if she wanted to, we could get married.

Anyway, she was the one who was asking me and I was simply saying yes.

She then remarked that marriage was a serious matter.

I said, 'No.'

She didn't say anything for a moment and looked at me in silence.

Then she spoke.

She just wanted to know if I'd have accepted the same proposal if it had come from another woman, with whom I had a similar relationship.

I said, 'Naturally.'

She then said she wondered if she loved me and well, I had no idea about that.

After another moment's silence, she mumbled that I was peculiar, that that was probably why she loved me but that one day I might disgust her for the very same reason.

I didn't say anything, having nothing to add, so she smiled and took my arm and announced that she wanted to marry me.

I replied that we'd do so whenever she liked."

-excerpt from The Outsider (Joseph Laredo translation)



-- line-breaks courtesy of your favorite ADD-paragraph-allergic superhero --

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Bring and Brag / environmental series part 2: radiation
« on: June 17, 2007, 04:26:29 pm »
last episode it was the dolphins in trouble

now we take a look at: RADIATION


http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/57789345/

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Bring and Brag / save the dolphins
« on: June 14, 2007, 10:06:09 pm »
word

the latest Flash offering from yours truly

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/57583700/

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / contempt - courtesy of vonnegut
« on: June 08, 2007, 12:26:00 pm »
the kneejerk reaction to the suggestion of 'contempt' being a motivating factor is not generally positive

but

if you probe beneath the surface a little it might not be all that foundationless


in recalling some of vonnegut's work i remember him (on more than one occasion) referring to his characters having never asked to have been born


i think i have brought this up in the past on these boards - the whole perspective about having been thrust into a less-than-nurturing situation where it is a struggle to thrive



obviously - whenever a topic like this comes up on a board where there are intelligent folk skilled at the art of being contradictory for no apparent reason - some jerk off always decides to be 'outlandish' and say something to the effect of 'i did ask to be born' etc

but
as i explore this whole prison/shrapnel idea - i can guarantee that i did not consciously 'ask' for this
and it often annoys the fuck out of me to be experiencing it

however i am willing to endure it (as tho there is any other choice)



work tirelessly and rest well

shits and giggles

topple the machine etc




summary:
it is reasonable to be motivated by contempt at having been thrust into a adverse situation


i think Net has it as his signature somewhere:
'life is no way to treat a animal'

or something to that extent


to quote Nick Nolte in that movie:
"get mad you sons of bitches"

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show me a prison bar you delusional fucker

vs

if you dont like the prison exists - you must be in denial



i recognize it now

all this talk about shrapnel lately is a description of what life is like outside the BIP


i couldnt relate to Cram's thread about complacency at this juncture because i srsly have myself busting out of 'the prison' at every conscious moment

the only 'bars' i really feel are gravity and the (broken record) inherent flaws of symbol-based communication


THAT BEING SAID


living life 'outside the BIP' is not immune to having your shit knocked around by various implosions/explosions that other people go thru

innocent bystander syndrome


working ones balls off to stay out of the prison only to catch a shard of iron to the jugular because somebody else couldnt handle their own pressure



these are the rewards


it is difficult to bust out the prison because it means you will be exposed to more of the raw elements
so
the more you resolve that - the more you can investigate living the jailbreak lifestyle


i am seeing that these 2 things may go hand in hand



Felix hit the nail on the head the other day when he said that contempt might be the best motivator to stay outside the BIP once you have figured out a way to make it out

until your skin has toughened enuf to not be sensitive to radiation or flames


i gotta go cook some breakfast

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Literate Chaotic / i know a lot of people that ran into brick walls
« on: June 04, 2007, 03:48:36 pm »
at full speed





and they didnt know how to make it thru





sometimes things that seem right arent actually right
even if you want them to be



if you are creative enough - you can complicate all issues
if you are not creative enough - you can be suffocated

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Literate Chaotic / coincidence? you tell me --
« on: June 04, 2007, 02:57:20 pm »
the more broke you get

the more money you find on the ground





move to the city

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