January 31, 2005

Here we go my nest of fear grows more crowded.

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 1:29 pm

The situation as it stands. We are still engaged in a War with Iraq. Troops are still stationed in Iraq. Violence is still occuring. Largest loss of British life since the begining of the war occured when a hercules went down shortly after taking off from the bhagdad airport. Believed to be shot down by an anti-tank missile… apparently the missile didn’t know the plane wasn’t a tank.. sorry just kidding..

Seymour Hershe wrote an expose` on our Pentagon’s plans for invading Iran. I first saw this on the Daily show and i overheard this morning that the belief is that Israel will start the war with Iran.

Some background just so you know, iran is the country bordered by both Iraq and Afghanistan. From a militaristic point of view we could use pincer tactics to invade iran. This is of course assuming we had the troop numbers, which i’m not sure we do, but i’m not a military leader.

What does this mean? Can i dare utter the words World War Three? Does this not scare the shit out everyone?

World War One: Death of a leader sent the world to war.
World War Two: Wrapping up what the end of WWI started.
World War Three: Religious entanglements and a reinaction of the Crusades.
Israel bombs Iran. Iran Counters. The western world is pulled into a war of religious fundamentality.

What does this mean for me?

I move to New York at the end of the year. For better or worse, this is the way things are.

options facing me:
– Fight and die for a country that does things i do not believe in.
– Flee the country before a draft is called to support this religious war.
– Hide inside the country till the draft is enacted and then make the choice then.

January 26, 2005


Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 11:47 am

the newest penny arcade is absolutly hillarious…

There is a video game company called Electronic Arts that has been and still is purchasing video companies to solidify their hold on the video game market. In fact, EA recently entered into a deal with the NFL for exclusivity. Any NFL game coming out between now and seven years from now, will be EA created. This might seem strange because there are currently four or five major companies producing NFL sports titles.

anyways Penny arcade recently purchased the rights to make video game comics… yeah and it is hillarious… here is a link if your curious

January 24, 2005

did not sleep last night…

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 1:45 pm

i’m tired… really tired..

What song does this lyric come from?

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 12:35 pm

“I smell sex and candy” God damnit i can’t figure it out.. i remember the music video being something really freaky with spiders and fake floors and whatnot…


Take a look at this little wonder… pictures from the movie Hitchiker’s guide to the galaxy… look at marvin’s head… freaking huge… don’t remember that in my mind from reading the book… Ford Prefect is black… yet again don’t remember that from my reading… not complaining of course… just saying… it wasn’t in MY head’s movie.


dissappointing that philosophy doesn’t show up on here… I mean a law class? physics class? entymology taught by using Gary Larson’s comics?
come on we need classes about broad topics… not the same things taught more entertainingly…

The sundance film festival does occur in the same place over and over.. and that is in Utah. How do i know? read this passage and tell me what you think.

All Things Considered, January 23, 2005 ยท The Sundance Film Festival is known for trumpeting fresh, new filmmakers. Directors Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh are two of the biggest names to benefit from exposure at the Park City, Utah festival. This year, Soderbergh is there helping promote Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take 2.5, the sequel to a film that’s nearly 40 years old. Pat Dowell delves into the making of the original film, a film-within-a-film premise, and its follow-up.

January 21, 2005


Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 12:36 pm

This was an interesting night at the movies. Mary went into Manhattan for some pre-arranged business appointments, and i was supposed to go into the city and meet her to watch this movie. This was right after i watched TLAWSZ(talked about earlier). So i mile around the apartment startling the cats as i usually do, then jump on the Path train to go see this movie. I’m waiting outside the theater for Mary, when i begin to notice EVERYONE is going to this movie. It apparently is new and We are not the only ones curious. Finally Mary shows up 6 minutes late (she crossed several avenues and several blocks to get here, the tardiness was just neccessary due to spacial displacement). So we decide to go to a ritzy restaurant and wait till the next showing, 9:00.

The movie begins like one would expect after seeing the trailer.

Overall Impressions
– Very entertaining documentary of this man’s life.
– Curious about the facts behind the movie, what i know of the studies conducted they were and still are considered to have been very ethical in nature. The Majority of his research came from interviewing people about their sexual habits.
– I’m very surprised at how good Liam Neeson is in this movie.
– On the fictional side.
— There is an interesting argument going throughout the film. One side is the puritanical side of sexuality, and the other side is the mechanistic side of sexuality. I love how the movie portrays this because there seems to be a third side born from their strife. Born isn’t the right verb, the side exists and most see it and agree with it. The third side is the concern that sex is the greatest explanation of Love. Favorite quote, “Clyde Martin: Sex is a risky game, because if you’re not careful, it will cut you wide open.” He was crying during the statement because his wife had fallen in love with a co-worker of his because his co-worker has been cheating on his own wife with her. Of course this is all in the open. In the Kinsey “family”, sexual desires are the upmost importance and you should obey as many as are safe. Like a Hegelian dialectic the third view that is demonstrated as the most accurate is the understanding of our physiological mechanics for sexuality and yet our emotional attatchment to individuals. In other words, Sex isn’t just a mechanism nor is it something to be ashamed of.
– The above is demonstrated through the life of the researchers, and the work surrounding the whole database collection.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 12:08 pm

Pre-Review announcement:
GO and watch these deleted scenes from Lord of the Rings… they are awesome.

Who the hell would have thought that Bill Murray could be in a movie that is primarily comedic and end up not making you laugh once? I don’t get it. The movie was dry and boring. The timing of the comedic act was incredibly off. In fact when i told several people i hated the movie they said that it was because i wasn’t “High.” I shrugged, i guess i’m not cool.

Apparently according to Rotten Tomatoes, 50% of the reviewers aren’t cool either.
The movie went no where fast… one minute it was a documentary.. then it ws an attempt at comedy… and then suddenly out of no where it is an action film… and finally ends up being nothing more then garbeled boredom. I left the film as soon as the film hit the credits… everyone else stuck around for some odd reason… as though it warranted a reading of the credits…

January 19, 2005

Possible jail time?

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 1:53 pm

Peer to Peer companies beware, you could go to jail. New law proposal means that if you create a program intended to transfer data from one computer to another, it could lead to legal wrangles.
” This bill would provide that any person or entity that sells,
advertises, or distributes peer-to-peer file sharing software, as
defined, that enables the user to electronically disseminate
recordings or audiovisual works over the Internet who fails to
exercise reasonable care in preventing use of the software to commit
an unlawful act with respect to a commercial recording or audiovisual
work, or a violation of provisions related to production,
possession, distribution, or advertisement of obscene matter
depicting a minor under 18 years of age, or tampering with,
interference with, damage to, or unauthorized access to computer data
or systems, is punishable by a fine not exceeding $2,500,
imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year, or
by both that fine and imprisonment.”

Hehe yeah this is the case… funny eh? Think it will pass? OH WAIT IT WOULD OUTLAW THE INTERNET-EMAIL-INTERNET CHAT-WEB CAMS- etc… damn… that sucks…

link to the proposal itself:


Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 1:43 pm

I have recently seen the following movies, and these are my thoughts:

The Aviator:
This is a good movie about a man who i never knew about, Howard Hughes. His life has to have been one of the most interesting lives i’ve ever seen. I enjoy the socially disfunctional individualized life. I enjoy the idea that there are people who do not enjoy social interaction. I am this way, so it is like a brotherhood of individuals. This doesn’t mean we are social misfits, in fact sometimes we can be real witty in social situations. It means we don’t enjoy it. The movie portrays his psychological profile in a very artistic fashion. In summary the movie was abbrassive. The main character’s psychological impairment is protrayed through film effects. There are these parts where he will be standing in front of people taking pictures and the camera will focus psychotically on the bright flashes of light and the glass from the bulbs under foot. This is all to shake you into a state of discomfort.

Then there is the scene. This scene or set of scenes had to have been one of the most abbrasive scenes i’ve seen in a while. You see him wreck a plane into a beverly hills home. The sheer agony demonstrated in that tortuous scene was disturbing. I remember feeling my body go through specific changes over time. I felt myself begin sweating and i felt as though i were going to vomit. A running theme throughout the film is his ability to spell Quarantine as a method of calming himself down when he begins an episode. Q-U-A-R-A-N-T-I-N-E. I did this much to the amusement of the man next to me. He saw how disturbed i was with the scene. He snickered and whispered if i was ok. I nodded briefly and averted my eyes from the screen. Then came the aftermath. I felt this intense rush of cool air all over my body. It felt good. Wish i knew the phsyiological definitions of what my body went through, but i don’t.

Overall the movie is a good movie, if for nothing more then to see Leonardo actually act and to learn some interesting facts about Howard Hugh’s life.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Bad)

Kinsey (Good)

Hotel Rowanda (Good)

Hello… from the grave..

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 1:21 pm

I post..

Yes i’ve taken to an erratic schedule of posting. Why? Because I’ve been absorbed into another world, one where fantasy runs amuck and i’m it’s unwitting pawn. No honestly i got World of Warcraft and have since been playing at least once a day. Its a kewl game, and i’m enjoying the mechanics of it. The most enjoyable thing i pull from the game is that it is not obsessive oriented, so i can play when i want and even if i play for thirty minutes to an hour i still progress in the game. The storyline is also one of the most enjoyable game storylines i’ve ever seen.

I currently play a night elf druid. I can morph into a panther, bear, and a sea lion. I won’t bore you with the strengths and weaknesses of each morph ideology. In fact i think that will be the extent of my discourse about the game. Except that i feel i need to defend my enjoyment of the game.

I look at life like this, as you have seen in my journal i can be harsh to people who live in false sense of security and don’t recognize the failings in our current political and global structure. I hate to say it, but what we face in this day and age is the potential (key phrase is potential, the world could get better through our own actions and the actions of others) global devastation.

Below is a list of things that should keep you awake at night.
– Iraq War
– Global Warming
– Growing polution of all methods of environment
– Continued Racial/Gender discrimination existing in America, Europe, and the World as a whole.
– Growing dominence of Religious moral authority.
– Growing control of corporate interests(should i say growing? maybe waning? perhaps? oh hell it is so big now you really have difficulty judging if it is getting bigger)
– Arbitrary interpretations of truth
– Dogmatic interpretations of truth (hehe funny eh? neither is good)
– Growing nuclear threat (not neccessarily from the development of more nuclear warheads, but the lack of dissassembling the many we have. I’m not sure if we are still creating warheads.)
– Failure in our school systems (honestly, we pay less into education then i think is neccessary for a functioning educational system. Instead we pay political pundits to pass opinions off as fact. We pay a lot for the latter.)
– Lack of social security for the future, we instead get to plan our own retirement system since the politicians claim they can’t do it. (Interesting fact i came across in discussing this with Trey, there is a good argument for privatizing social security. It involves politicians taking responsibility for their lack of accounting skills. See if the politicians said, “Look we had social security working like clockwork, then we needed to buy a {insert whatever you want here perhaps trip to a sunny beach? or a new tank? whatever you consider the most distressing}, so we got together and began thinking that we should not take on so much responsibility and thereby say we should privatize social security. By the way this is not a new problem and it is not an extremely old problem. I (meaning GWBush) was not the first to use the funds, but we knew it was a problem before i used the funds. So don’t blame me for the problems.”)
– American Foreign Policy altering foreign opinions of Americans overall.
– The Rape and Pillage of third world countries for resources.
– Widespread poverty and the growing gap between middle class and upper class. I.e. disproportionate distribution of wealth and opportunity according to population.
– Religious extremist actions.

With so many worldly problems facing you that you feel impotent to fix the situation, i argue that asking for complete cohesion with the harsh work aspects of life is an improbable and often super-erogatory request. We must have entertainment and we must have disconnection. It does not even need to be productive disconnection but it might be. I use video games and movies as my disconnection. Which brings me to my next post… which i will get to.

i’m done… please feel free to add more to this list. I’m sure you have your own waking nightmares to contend with.

January 11, 2005

minor discourse

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 3:13 am

Below are two articles given to me by Michael.

December 23rd, Kitty cloned…. The first sale of a cloned kitty occured not to long ago…. 50,000 dollars… the owner says it is identical… published in the New York Times… i think on 12-23-04

A surprise-hit film has renewed interest in applying quantum mechanics to consciousness, spirituality and human potential

more hot debate on that wonderful film released not to long ago called “what the bleep do we know”….

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