Nigga Hustla gangsta ho beyotch.
What is that?
I’m not going there beyond this. but someone should explore it.
From our transcendent diaries correspondent Infinito – who couldn’t sleep last night stayed up and watched a hilarious rerun of GW speech on late night TV and made the count for us, this important bit of trivia:
Quick Note on Bush’s speech last night:
After a great start, “Terror (ism, ists)” held on for a last gasp win last night at President George W. Bush’s speech on Iraq. With a shaky start, “Freedom” pulled what could have been a miraculous comeback at the last stages of the speech. Analysts argue had the speech lasted longer, “Freedom” would have won considering the trend of Bush’s speeches. Nonetheless, a valiant performance by former champion”Freedom”. “Tyranny” and “Peace” came in 3rd and 4th place respectively and perennial powerhouse “Liberty” ending in a disappointing last place with a lackluster performance.
MENTION SCORE SHEET:
Terror (ism,ist, ists): 22
Note: “…America’s resolve.” and “purtect the ‘Merican People” : 1 (not in contest)
Last screening: wheel of time by Werner Herzog. This is the story of Tibetan Buddhism. As told by a German. Lets put it this way. it is every bit as boring as that sounds like it would be. I fell asleep a few times, which is a good thing, because I don’t sleep enough if you ask me. I’m down to a mere nine to ten hours a day and that’s just not enough for a wannabe rock star living in Manhattan.
I did learn a lot in between winks and I’ll tell ya, Buddhism, at least as practiced by the Tibetans, is no different than Catholicism or Judaism or Muslimism. Right down to the requisite tools of the trade including prayer beads (rosary), the hierarchy of higher-ups (lamas or priests and bishops etc), the dogma, the ritual, etc. a lot of wasted human energy for little evolutionary gain. Now don’t go telling them that because many of them travel thousands of miles on these pilgrimages to seek enlightenment without one assumes the knowledge that enlightenment can be found right here at home in the old heart of the individual. But if we had a nickel for every prayer said and every chat recited and every bead counted and every sand mandala created and every thousand mile pilgrimage made for selfish reasons of self-enlightenment, then India wouldn’t have so many hungry fucking people. get to work people. work on practical pragmatic action items, and stop worrying about the effing after-life. the after-life we can work on in the actual after-life. lets work on this life. same thing with the Catholics and the born again Christians and the Muslims and the Hindus. Lets evolve in this life people. fuck the afterlife.
Current spin: system of a down, new one. this is awesome!!!! I see what people mean by unique and have their own sound. this is metal in some weird way, in a foundational sense but it is entirely their own. reminds me of the late eighties early metal of faith no more and others.
and Rush, Hemispheres. GREAT ALBUM. No one talks about Rush anymore. But we should because they are a great band.