There is nothing quite so sublime as your first fresh kill. You look down at the lifeless beast and chills of exaltation course through your body.
Oh to be an innocent little girl again, frolicking among nature’s bounty!
“When one is in prison, the most important thing is the door.”
(Robert Bresson, Filmmaker)
When police shoot innocent civilians, mass media often selects images of victims that suggest they’re not truly innocent after all. A brilliant response has arisen on Twitter. Using the the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, users speculate how they’ll be shown if they’re ever shot down.
Cathi Stout shows you how it’s done! From the immortal 365 Days.
What if someone made a pain machine, capable of inflicting unbearable torment from a half mile way? Why then, that someone would have an excellent moneymaker.
See the Silent Guardian by our friends at Raytheon. An extremely useful device for dealing with unruly demonstrators and other problems. Brief video anyone?
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.”
(Sinclair Lewis in It Can’t Happen Here)
Always. Exactly. Forever.
In a most fruitful research expedition, cultural scientist Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the identity of Kazakhstani journalist Borat Sagdiyev and visits a honkey-tonk bar in Tucson, Arizona.
This research continues to produce a treasure trove of excellent data. Note the splendid array of anti-semitic comments on YouTube, the commenters drawn to the footage like lab rats to swiss cheese.
Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaugherhouse Five considers Tralfamadorians, time travel and the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, Germany, which killed tens of thousands of civilians. Vonnegut was there as a POW. He saw the aftermath of the bombing, an episode that might be said to have altered his comic perspective. Hear him read an excerpt from the book below.
“The terror of annihilation is the terror of the annihilation of memory.”
(Petr Dravik, Czech Anthropologist)
So often artists don’t care about the world. But once in a great while, someone special arises that transfixes us with their art, their heart and their soaring vision.
That someone is Kid Rock. Brilliant writer, singer, patriot, poet, his latest masterwork is for the American National Guard. It may quite possible be the most powerful work of art in all history.
Just watch the video. When he sings, “If you ain’t gonna fight, get out of the way. Cause freedom ain’t so free, when you breathe red, white and blue,” it’s impossible not to get chills.