Friday, September 30, 2016

Where Did My Fuckin Videos Go?!

I took four or five videos with my phone.  I plugged the phone into my computer, running windows 8. I proceeded to make a new folder, name it, and cut/paste the videos from the phone to the new folder.  I go to look for the folder, and it's gone.

What the fuck?!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Coffee... Mmmm, coffee... (And other profound insights...)

I haven't blogged in quite awhile.  I haven't barfed in quite awhile either, but that's another story.  Mmm, I dig coffee.  This morning it's a mixture of Starbux Sumatra ground on top of some Maxwell House Master Blend. (There's a free plug for you Maxwell House, can I have some free coffe?)  ...This morning it's 2:12 in the afternoon, because I work nights right now, so this is my morning.  But I digress. 

Anyways, I was reading about Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City, his dream project, which never came to fruition.  If it had, it would've been his magnum opus, his crowning achievement.  It also would've turned much of the north American continent into what basically amounts to urban and suburban sprawl.  Of course, that very thing has been happening at an alarming rate anyway, since at least 1980, and probably a lot longer.  I loathe sprawl.  A lot of beautiful natural woods has been destroyed to accommodate preplanned yuppy suburbia and strip malls.  Access to some of the best fishing holes has been usurped in favor of bicycle trails.  To me, this underlines and illustrates the artificial plastic disposable nature of modern western society.  Just destroy the natural and yuppify everything into one gigantic golf course.  Wright's ideal wouldn't have been any better.

I have admired Fallingwater since I first saw it, the way it tries to blend in with the surrounding land, rather than intrude upon it, but it does intrude, however subtly.  I'm beginning to view Wright more like Gary Cooper's character from Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.  I'm no architect, but if given the chance, I would design society to exist in harmony with the natural world.  There needs to be open spaces.  There should be access for the wildlife to get from one side of the highway to the other, without becoming road-pizza.  Remember, the deer and other critters aren't in your backyard, you're in theirs.  They were here first.  Couldn't roads be built with tunnels underneath for the critters, and fences along the edges to keep them off?  Couldn't cities and communities be designed to do minimal damage to the environment?  I think they could.  I think man is haughty and self-important, attempting to corral and control nature rather than trying to coexist with it, or to exist within it.  Critters don't belong in zoos, they are free beings, who deserve freedom to range.  If humankind can't peacefully exist within nature, then maybe it is we who belong in zoos.

I believe that we were charged with a solemn duty to be the caretakers of this planet, and that we have thus far failed miserably at it.  We are not meant to exploit and abuse, these ideas are not natural, they seem very foreign to me.  Some outside influence has fucked with our thinking.  I'm not suggesting any cockamamey L Ron Hubbard nonsense, but just think about it for a minute.  Detach yourselves from your iPhones and your televisions, put down the xbox controller, and meditate.  Think about The Matrix, think about the Mandela effect, think about CERN, think about Brave New World...  During the Pleistocene Epoch, humanity existed within nature.  Then something changed.  After the glaciers receded, people in the old world began to view themselves as somehow above nature, rather than as a part of it.  People here on Turtle Island continued to live in harmony with nature for the most part.  Of course, we don't know the whole story, because it has been intentionally erased, the truth hidden from us by someone, for whatever reason(s).  Consider HG Wells' The Time Machine.  The Eloi lived above ground, they were largely innocent, while the sinister and diabolical Morlock lived in subterranean tunnels.  The Morlock came out at night to prey on the Eloi, much as humans prey on cows.  Now, consider David Paulides Missing 411.  What, pray tell, is preying on humans?  What if the Morlock found a way to shapeshift and make themselves resemble the Eloi, or even to interbreed with them while retaining their predatory nature, and to construct a (global?) society based upon hierarchy, wherein they would be the elite, whilst keeping the livestock stupid and docile and easily manipulated...  (Starting to resemble anything?  Making y'all think, at least, ain't it) 

I don't know, man.  I'm still trying to figure it all out.  Writing it helps me to contemplate, and if anyone reads this blog, maybe they will contemplate things as well.  Meditation and contemplation beat the fuckin dogpiss out of playing videogames, or watching mindless drivel on the idiot-box, or drinking whiskey, or shooting dope, or smoking crack or meth, or munching handfuls of Xanax... Well, for me they do.  Y'all make up your own minds.