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Or Kill Me / Re: Drink it for fucking breakfast.
« on: November 05, 2009, 11:36:17 pm »
Stop writing amazing shit.  It makes it really hard to hate you.  :crankey:

TGRR
WILL hate you anyfuckingway, but hates all this extra effort.  FFS.
:oops:

I'm sure I've got something rattling around that will feed the hate.

Honest.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Drink it for fucking breakfast.
« on: November 05, 2009, 11:34:10 pm »
Gyaa! To big.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Drink it for fucking breakfast.
« on: November 05, 2009, 11:32:25 pm »

When oil is done...

Coal would be their answer.

Which is as i understand, very much more polluting.

When we go from this:



To this:


People are going to be pissed.

Also, it's sort of hard to send coal 1000+ miles through a pipe.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Justice
« on: November 05, 2009, 11:25:56 pm »
Justice is always symbolized by a set of scales.
Who is putting what on the scales?
More importantly:
Who or what is holding the scales?
Both of these variables are important because they give substance to an intangible concept, and also because they determine your parameters.

Justice is gone?
What was it doing before it left? Napping?

I think of Justice the same way I think of Heroism, as myths, wishful thinking.
Or rather, Dirt Monkeys are advanced enough to recognize that Justice is something we should strive for, but not advanced enough to implement it.

We tried, and we got Law. Or at least the hope of organized Justice led to Law.*

*Broad Brush.

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Apple Talk / Re: Hey, Lex, I'm gonna tell you a story.
« on: November 05, 2009, 03:08:58 am »
I read this while taking a break from writing something about, well, what in comparison seems pretty god damned inconsequential.

I thought I had seen some of the most awful displays of "humanity" imaginable.
All I can think to myself now is:
"Fuck what you know about terrible."

Even the word terrible doesn't begin to...I don't know man. Fuck.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Drink it for fucking breakfast.
« on: November 05, 2009, 12:28:50 am »
I liked it, though. Well done, new guy.


 :)
Thanks.

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Or Kill Me / Drink it for fucking breakfast.
« on: November 04, 2009, 01:06:41 am »

Don't worry.

This isn't some hippie yearning for a life subsisting on roots and hunting down herds of wild jersey cows. I don't think we should all buy Priuses (Priusi?), and use rice-based plastics to house and fuel our future fucking green megacorporations.

I want you to know that right up front when I talk about Oil.

When I say Oil, I don't just mean the oil we pump out of the ground. I mean the giant, well-lubed cog that powers our current civilization, I mean the underlying structure of our culture. The Thing that lets us root around in the filth we've piled around ourselves quite comfortably.

It's not the Oil we're addicted to, it's what the Oil gives us. Namely:  whatever we want.

And boy, do we want. We want stupidly designed and marketed vehicles that get shitty gas milage/kilometerage. We want to be comfortably stark naked inside our homes while it's -40 outside. (And who doesn't?). We want, well, I'm sure you're all more than aware of the constant sucking orifice that is our economic structure. They sell, we buy, we don't even know what the fuck we're buying anymore, BUT GOD DAMMIT WE WANT IT!

And hell, why shouldn't we? Where's the moral compass that says consume less? One that isn't, biased, impractical, fanatical and retarded, I mean. I would argue that in compulsive consumption the quality is missing, but I could argue a lot.

Now, to say that oil is Bad is missing the point. And it's inaccurate.
The black stuff in particular enables us to provide the most basic survival needs, for some, with ease.  And that has to be good because it further enables us to focus on other things. Like, say, Civil Rights. Or Miley Cyrus.

In fact, I LOVE what Oil has done for me, for all of us. In further fact, I don't have an existence that's free of it. So what the fuck would I know about anything else, amiright?

In furthest fact, I would like people to consume MORE. I want people to depend on Oil, I want them to drink it for fucking breakfast.

Because there's only so much. I have no idea when it's going to run out, no experience there. But, of course, it will.

I want that. I want us to turn the dial to 11 and soak in as much of the stuff as fast as we can.

I certainly don't want us to use less. Eventually, the rationing will be done for us, out of kindness, to be sure.

Have you ever had what you know to be the last supply of "something" and it will be awhile before you can replenish your stash? Probably you do, even if that "something" is candy. Well, you hoard what you have, and you suddenly find a wealth of will power where you had none before, and make do until you can git some more.

Except this time there won't be any more. A few last tastes before the dream comes to a crashing halt permanently.

That's no way to beat an addiction. No, there are only two ways really:

1) Work it out, therapy, find something alternative that offers the same/better fulfillment. And frankly, I think that's unlikely,

or

2) Hit rock bottom. From there you'll either find the strength and reason to get up or you'll stay there.

And besides, hitting rock bottom is easy. And fun.

All you have to do is Binge.

Binge and binge and binge.

Suck down that Oil by the throatfull. By a bigass truck with poor gas per kilo/mile. Turn on all your fucking lights and KEEP THEM ON GODAMMIT. In fact, just burn the shit in a barrel in your backyard. You will not only be Making a Difference, you will also be supporting your community by providing a heat source for the local "transients".

Write love letters on your significant's lawn with kersosene!
Learn how to swallow fire, then how to chug it!
Force others to use Oil, in whatever way you and they can!
Physically if required!

Do all this and encourage others to do the same.

Do this because if it's used up, if we're simply OUT. Well, then ingenuity should take over right? The actual NEED for progress in energy will force us to into finding/using methods that make sense, possibly even, don't require as much bloodshed.

Of course that's A) optimistic and B) leaving out something more immediately important AND unlike the ingenuity part, likely.
Namely: a world-wide shitstorm of aggression, violence, and (I can only hope) a sudden painful death of the culture Oil has given us.

What comes after will be primate behavior, to be sure. And we will most likely resurrect Oil, in style if not in substance, like so much massiah.  But that's OK. That's not the point.

The point is, I want to be there, to see the Cog shudder and hitch and finally take it last cancerous turn. Not because I'm a sadist, but because I hate to see a friend suffer. Okay, that wasn't exactly honest. I do want to see it suffer, but just a little.







Hah, wrote this, felt good about it. Re-read it, then remembered: Nukes.
Hurrr.

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