Beings Entering Anarchistic States Towards Internal Excellence
Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhatttt do you say when somebody dies? I have no idea. Nothing is really ever appropriate so it makes it unreal to talk about death sometimes. I am super bummed that MCA died since the Beastie Boys inspired me for my first and only Freshman year talent show. But it's not about me, it's about him. He and his band of brothers were inspiring in what they did and how they managed to capture an era in it's moment while truly in their prime.
""Well I'm as cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce/ You've got the rhyme and reason but no cause/ Well if you're hot to trot you think you're slicker than grease/ I've got news for you crews you'll be sucking like a leech"
It might seem strange to quote a Beastie Boy, but I guess nowadays it's actually ironic to have had a real clue about humor and perspective when you were a teenager. I always thank the Beastie Boys for giving me a clue about what it felt like to not give a shit, in spite of the Lilith Fair and what other choices there were to have as an adolescent girl in the 90's. Above all, to be able to be this dope ass super band from New York that superceeded most bands that would eventually become the next big thing.They were essentially New York punk adolescents that successfully dabbled in a new form of music which was hip hop and the rest is history.
The Beastie Boys were once one of the many choices that sat wrapped up in a plastic cd case at Sam Goody and/or Tower Records, and that was alright. Their music never fails me. If you get bored of it, it's your own damn fault. I love the Beastie Boys! RIP MCA.
The police can try to put any spin on this as they want. As they always do. Recently, I've been posting a lot about race related issues, not intentionally but because it just seems that these articles are floating around and or seem relevant to me at the moment. Even if this 68 year old man allegedly had a knife while standing in his boxers at 5am, as the police were trying to break down his steel door, he had the right to. The fact is, these police officers were responding to a life alert call, and somehow this retired Marine ends up dead with two bullet holes in the chest? As of 6 hours ago, a Westchester Grand Jury justified this 68 year old's murder by clearing the responsible officer of all charges. Not to mention, an officer that sounds like a real piece of shit to begin with as he also had a pending federal civil lawsuit filed against him. Coupled with the fact that the same "justice system" gave Trayvon's killer a free pass, or at least the benefit of a doubt, goes to show that racism is just as alive today as it ever was. It really is a disgusting feeling to know that as Americans we are all at the mercy of this system, some much more than others. And depending on who you are and what kind of socioeconomic background you come from, chances are people might never know about it. In the end the unpunished predators responsible for police brutality proves that the police are the biggest gang in America.
This is what the kid gets for smoking a joint? Basically leaving him in his cell to rot because people are beyond idiots? I hope this kid sues the shit out of the DEA. Incompetence isn't even the right word, it's more like a totem pole of criminal negligence. We brought in 9 people, and only 8 people went home. Seriously? Sentenced to kidney failure, starvation, and insanity. Your taxpaying dollars for "The War On Drugs" hard at work.
Thank you for the comments from the last posting about "Girls". Prior to watching the show, I had heard all this stuff about the lack of diversity on the show, which is true.But I didn't actually find that element as irritating as the actual characters. Wow. I have to say one point I've really taken away from this show so far is that guys in New York are douchebags. The couple of guys in the first episode literally gave me the creeps just listening to them talk. Oh god- big kooks. They were all different levels of douche and it was both interesting and disappointing to watch these girls interact with them.
I'm not sure what direction this show is aiming for.. kind of like a "My So Called Life" meets "Clueless" mixed in with some blatant "Sex and The City" references. One of the first things I do when I watch a movie or a show is figure out if I like the main character. Pretty standard. "Would I care if this person died after the first episode?" kind of thing or "Would I care if I ever watched another episode again?" With Girls I felt the latter.
I can understand why many can relate to this show. It is probably the reality of many young adults who struggle with their own transformation of adolescence to "adulthood" that can relate to the show's core. Female or male. I think with the advent of facebook and personal technology, a generation of individuals have been encouraged and shaped by these devices and resources of socialization to prolongue our inner adolescent urge to constantly feed our egos by any means possible. Mixed in with a shitty economy, globalization, compromised jobs, dreams, and ideals. It's a pretty confusing time to be an adult.
I was watching part of this HBO movie "Inside Job", about the 1%ers of Wall Street, and one resonating quote was "For the first time in history, average Americans have less education and are less prosperous than their parents." . If this show is trying to tell me that the voice for my generation is a deeply insecure, entitled, female college graduate who has a phobia of getting a job after a two year internship, I say fuck that. Again, I'm being told that women are weak and unsure about themselves; victims of society and themselves. Watching this scripted female "Kerouac" is truly an emotional train wreck in slow motion; borderline offensive to me. As a female viewer, it is really contrived to watch another female character yet again abandon her own self esteem so she can get laid by a weird dude who just talks shit to her in bed. I get it- it's like dating a real greenpoint slimebag from the comforts of your own living room. Who the fuck cares?
I am all for writers with projects and scripts that try to teach us all something. Regardless of gender, it is great that more females should be encouraged in any field. But for starters- this show fails to teach me anything about feminism. The only feminist thing I was told was that our main character used to be a "riot grrl". Uh ok? What else? You got a tattoo to reclaim the shape of your body? And you still hate yourself? Sorry- I can't relate.
The first episode is literally about the main character losing her mind after hearing she can no longer be supported by her parents financially. I think she just reminds me of somebody with a really shitty attitude that in real life I could care less about. I also don't know if I can handle another scene with her eating a cupcake in the shower. To conclude this review I'd like to say that I could actually care less that there is .01% diversity on this show because this show is obviously about the adversity of entitlement, the adventures of female calorie counting, and shitty lays. And even if it does evolve into something more meaningful, it's like a weird aquantince- Do I really care at this point? Regardless, there is no question I'd rather be watching 30 Rock.
If you haven't seen an episode and don't have HBO like me WATCHgirlsHERE
My talented buddy Sam is hosting a fundraiser on indiegogo to get her work in skateboarding website up! Please take a look at the video to see what it's about! A really unique, great way to engage and encourage young people to explore their options. Things like this get me stoked on skating and the people who make it what it is.