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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

ahoy buckos: now here's a villain.


Alright this deserves some more attention (thx to Billy). Click the link, load the flash and start zooming in.

Monday, November 29, 2004

The Birds at the Cinnamon Shop

The Stories of Bruno Schulz

ALONG CAME the yellow and thoroughly boring days of winter. A ragged, sparse and undersized cloth of snow was spread over the russet hued earth. On many of the roofs it was insufficient and they remained black or rust coloured - shingle or thatched arks concealing the smoke blackened expanses of the attics within them - black, charred cathedrals bristling with their ribs of rafters, cross-beams, and spars - the dark lungs of the winter gales. Every daybreak revealed new chimney stacks and chimney pots, sprung up in the night, poking out through the night's gale - the black pipes of diabolical organs. Chimney-sweeps could not drive away the crows which perched in the evenings in the form of living black leaves on the branches of the trees by the church; they took off again, fluttering, only to cling again at last each to its own place on its own branch; and at daybreak they flew up in great flocks - clouds of soot, flakes of lampblack, undulating and fantastic, smearing the dull-yellow streaks of daybreak with their twinkling cawing. The days hardened in the cold and boredom like last year's bread loaves. They were cut with blunt knives, without appetite, in idle sleepiness.

Sunday, November 28, 2004


A collection of fifty short pieces.
by and (c) Warren Ellis

2. Shrieky Girls [10 Nov 2003|05:30pm]
[ music | Pixies - Velouria ]

She opens her perfect mouth and the sound of a modem pours out. The long shriek of signal, and then the radio-static-and-rubber-band song of connection.

And then another. She looks up, opens her mouth, and the electric scream beats up into the night. Another two, three signal-songs harmonise. More. A row of Shrieky Girls, all in black and hazmat orange, standing outside the club, looking up and dialling in.

Inside the place, there's an ozone pressure from the mass of Shrieky Girls beaming internet whispers to each other. Shrieky Girls dance, turning slow circles on the floor as the DJ plays tripped Bristol beats spiked with Shrieky connection-sound samples and tranquillised by sibilant female voices whispering about sex and vodka in the dark.

Shrieky Girls lock us out of their world. Their shared gaze darts around the room in flock patterns, homing in one on one guy's piercings, one woman's shoulderblade brand. People still flinch when they see twenty, thirty girls all turn around to look at them at exactly the same time.

In the back, picked out in stopmotion by strobes, a Shrieky Girl stands against the wall and pulls a boy in to her. She unzips him, closes fingers around him, pulls him inside sharply. Her lips part, and you expect a sigh, but you hear connection hiss. On the floor, twenty, thirty Shrieky Girls stop dancing, and all their backs arch in exactly the same way. Heads thrown back and mouths open in modem screams.

It's not that Shrieky Girl who finds someone worth going home with. But, when morning finally comes, it's all of them who share the modemed sensation of a warm arm closed softly around them. It's all of them who see him wake up and smile at them and look at them, and see him keep looking and smiling at them even though the make-up's half gone and the hair's been smashed by the bed, because it was them he wanted to be with, not the look.

Two, three hundred Shrieky Girls smile just a little bit and hold an invisible hand for a while.

Shrieky Girls are never alone. They live in an invisible web of constant secret conversation, transmitting raw feelings like they were texting notes.

Twenty, thirty thousand Shrieky Girls smile just a little bit and turn away to dance.

Knatte, Fnatte och Tjatte

From Wikipedia

Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck are fictional characters of the Scrooge McDuck universe, Donald Duck's three almost identical nephews. They were created by Ted Osborne and Al Taliaferro and first appeared in a newspaper comic strip on October 17, 1937.

According to interviews by Taliaferro they were originally named after two political figures and an animator of the time:

Huey was named after Huey Pierce Long of Louisiana.
Dewey was named after Thomas Edmund Dewey of New York.
Louie was named after animator Louie Schmitt.

Louie Schmitt

Miscellaneous Crew - filmography

Bad Luck Blackie (1949) (animator)
Cat That Hated People, The (1948) (animator)
Lucky Ducky (1948) (animator)
Half-Pint Pygmy (1948) (animator)
Bambi (1942) (animator) (as Louis Schmitt)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (animator) (uncredited)
Band Concert, The (1935) (animator)

Friday, November 26, 2004

short sentence, big impact

Gilles Deleuze committed suicide by jumping from a hospital window in 1995 after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Maaan can you believe I got this one???
whooohoo first quiz I ever took that said the right thing

Which literature classic are you?


George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four. You are the classic warning against the threat of totalitarianism. To you, politics and philosophy are inseparable, auchtorities suck and the reality might not exist outside ourimaginations.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Whoa Mom, Look Here, Great Porn Shots!

The winners of the 59th College Photographer of the Year competition have been announced:

Elyse Butler
Brooks Institute of Photography

Check the other photos here, some really nice stuff actually!

Who's Clarissa?



George Bessolo Reeves (born George Keefer Brewer) (January 6, 1914–June 16, 1959) was an American actor, best known for playing the role of Superman on television in the 1950s.

Besides playing Superman on TV, he also had minor roles in a number of movies, including Gone With the Wind, and From Here to Eternity.

In the early morning hours of June 16, 1959, three days before a planned wedding to Lenore Lemmon, he went to bed after a long night with guests. Shortly therafter, a shot rang out, and he was found dead in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. An official inquiry concluded that the death was suicide. However, some friends and associates disputed this explanation, and fans have speculated in the years since as to whether his death was actually a murder, and if so, at whose hand, or whether he faked his own death and disappeared.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Response to A Nerd

So it seems Darren Aranofsky has been replaced by Paul "Bourne Supremacy" Greengrass to direct the upcoming adaptation of The Watchmen.

When he heard the news, Billy sent me his cast list:
Nite Owl I - Paul Newman
Nite Owl II - William H. Macy
The Comedian - Burt Reynolds (with moustache)
The Young Comedian - Mark Ruffalo (with moustache)
Rorschach - Edward Norton or Paul Bettany
Ozymandias - Owen Wilson

A day later someone on the internet had put out another line-up and also made a really great poster:

So poster guy's cast list would be:
Nite Owl I - Michael Douglas
Nite Owl II - John Cusack
The Comedian - Mel Gibson
Rorschach - Edward Norton
Ozymandias - Ralph Fiennes
Dr. Manhattan - Ed Harris
Silk Spectre II - Catherine Zeta-Jones

Anyway so since i'm lying ill in bed and this is fun entertainment, let me make my own list. I like a few of the suggestions already, so some of the actors are similar:
Nite Owl I - Alan Arkin
Nite Owl II - Mark Ruffalo
The Comedian - Burt Reynolds
Rorschach - Barry Pepper
Ozymandias - Jude Law (blonde)
Dr. Manhattan - Ed Harris
Silk Spectre I - Helen Mirren
Silk Spectre II - Mira Sorvino

Any more suggestions?

let me do this right

well i'll be damned: namedropping certain interviewers and not providing any link! :)

Anticon's Pedestrian Preps Debut Solo LP

Zach Vowell reports:
It's no great secret why The Pedestrian has taken so long to put out his own full-length album: The man is extremely self-critical. But even taking into account a perfectionist approach to his own material, it seems that the former tape-trader is more than a little skeptical of the process we call "releasing a record." In an interview earlier this year with Viktor Sjoberg, The Pedestrian eloquently stated, "Record stores are fucking boneyards. The formaldehyde sticks in your nostrils as you make a trail from genre to genre, glance at engraved release dates, and stuff what you can under your arm before leaving." Or maybe that was Billy Corgan's poetry book. Despite his cynicism, The Pedestrian finally broke his solo silence by putting out a 12" earlier this month titled The Toss & Turn, and now the Anticon music collective member is preparing to drop that long awaited long-player early next year.

Boasting 14 tracks, Volume One: unIndian Songs is slated for a January 25th release via Anticon. Besides two hip-hop sermons and a song that somehow spans two tracks, the album also features The Pedestrian's latest anthem for the supremacy of international law: "Arrest the President". However, perhaps to avoid any charges of heavy-handedness, the album also sports a passing reference to that post-graduation classic Kicking and Screaming (we assume) with "Jane 2: Electric Boogaloo". Could it be a parting shot to his days of recording inactivity? Look and see:

01 Sermon on the Subject of Death, Part One
02 O Hosanna
03 The Lifelong Liquidation Sale (1850-1950)
04 The Lifelong Liquidation Sale (1850-1950)
05 Sermon on the Subject of Death, Part Two
06 O Silent Bed
07 The Dead of a Day
08 Arrest the President
09 The History Channel...
10 Anticon.
11 Field Reports from the Financial District
12 The Toss & Turn
13 Jane 2: Electric Boogaloo
14 Blind Dates

.: Anticon:

Monday, November 22, 2004

person x: "my cell is also a camera"
tom waits: "my watch is also a rifle"

So back from Amsterdam and back from seeing Tom Waits live on friday evening. Can't exactly express how magnificent it was! Only know that they should replace the old rome saying by "see tom waits before you die".

Here are a few reviews on his tour:
Oor Magazine on the first Amsterdam show (in dutch)
Guardian on the Berlin show

and thanks to the eyeball kid blog
here's the setlist for the first Amsterdam show (November 19):

Make it rain
Don't go into that barn
Lost at the bottom of the world
Hoist that rag
Sins of the father
Straight to the top
God is away on business
Misery is the river of the world
Come on up to the house
Metropolitan glide
Walk Away
Day after tomorrow
Shake it
Invitation to the blues
Johnsburg, Illinois
House where nobody lives

Reeperbahn was the most beautiful thing I heard.
Other highlights: hoist that rag (with his kid drumming) and Johnsburg, Illinois.

Mail me if you have a recording of this show.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Kathryn Bigelows early work

edit: cheers to igor btw for 'near dark' poster.

the sound of a glass door being smashed is always scaring.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

It hits the road Jack.

A Story of the Buried Life

Author: Thomas Wolfe
Title: Look Homeward, Angel (1929)

TO A. B.

"Then, as all my soules bee,
Emparadis'd in you, (in whom alone
I understand, and grow and see,)
The rafters of my body, bone
Being still with you, the Muscle, Sinew, and Veine,
Which tile this house, will come againe."


This is a first book, and in it the author has written of experience which is now far and lost, but which was once part of the fabric of his life. If any reader, therefore, should say that the book is "autobiographical" the writer has no answer for him: it seems to him that all serious work in fiction is autobiographical-- that, for instance, a more autobiographical work than "Gulliver's Travels" cannot easily be imagined.

This note, however, is addressed principally to those persons whom the writer may have known in the period covered by these pages. To these persons, he would say what he believes they understand already: that this book was written in innocence and nakedness of spirit, and that the writer's main concern was to give fulness, life, and intensity to the actions and people in the book he was creating. Now that it is to be published, he would insist that this book is a fiction, and that he meditated no man's portrait here.

But we are the sum of all the moments of our lives--all that is ours is in them: we cannot escape or conceal it. If the writer has used the clay of life to make his book, he has only used what all men must, what none can keep from using. Fiction is not fact, but fiction is fact selected and understood, fiction is fact arranged and charged with purpose. Dr. Johnson remarked that a man would turn over half a library to make a single book: in the same way, a novelist may turn over half the people in a town to make a single figure in his novel. This is not the whole method but the writer believes it illustrates the whole method in a book that is written from a middle distance and is without rancour or bitter intention.

can't get enough of it.

We spit in the pond to give the fish something to pray to
Sometimes the sunset doesn't want to be photographed
We are no tigers in the picked-bone grasslands.
Ella dear knows a dork in a thrift store hat

Monday, November 15, 2004

via buzzstuff
how do you like your car?


welcome to the dollhouse

so the swedish guy was right.

nice to hear dose but


Hood - Cold House (2002)

find it now.

Hopefully get in her pants

If there was one sequel I was really skeptical - well almost horrified - about, it must have been Before Sunset by Richard Linklater. I mean, how do you make a sequel to a film where the ending is supposed to be O.P.E.N?

It turns out Before Sunset is even better than Before Sunrise! Before Sunset is in fact not just only snappy dialogue, good acting and an interesting formal experiment. It also has very interesting character development and even better acting and dialogue. So forgive Linklater School of Rock and go see this one.

This is really what romantic comedies are supposed to be boys and girls.

Live your life like the movies.

an entry on the boards of about similar happenings as in Before Sunrise/Sunset.


by - upstairs314 (Fri Nov 5 2004 15:31:04 )
Similar? I don't know. It feels like it was even stronger. I just watched this movie with my wife half an hour ago. I told her this afternoon I was going to leave her for the exact same reasons as jesse (ethan hawke) is playing with the thought at the end of the movie. I met my soul mate last year in April. I saw her again in March this year and in September. I don't have hopes for us for she is from Arkansas USA and I am from Europe. We are both to settled in our ways plus I have a five year old son who means the world to me. My wife knows what's going on in my mind. She is an increadibly smart and beautiful woman but we just don't have that extra thing this movie is all about. Me and the woman from Arkansas do have it beyond any doubt. My wife cried when I told her I couldn't stay even though she knew it was coming. After I told her it was really over she had an appointment which she had to keep. She came back home in tears. I held her in my arms and she asked for a cup of tea. We still had a bottle of pink champagne in the fridge, I told her this was our bottle and we should finish it before moving on and we did. this was when I put this movie on without knowing what it was about. She is asleep now and I am ...

Watch "Lost In Translation" to find out how I met the woman from Arkansas. We are both approximately the same age and we met in a hotel in California but apart from that it had exactly the same feel. Yes, we started out platonicaly too.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Read And Meander

(c) A real collection of 1984 by George Orwell

He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth nobody would ever hear. (p25)

The consequences of every act are included in the act itself. (p26)

That stuff that was coming out of him consisted of words, but it was not speech in the true sense: it was a noise uttered in unconsciousness, like the quacking of a duck. (p47)

All Children Are Swine (p134)

You will work for a while, you will be caught, you will confess, and then you will die. (p143)

Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past. (p199)

Does the past exist concretely, in space? Is there somewhere or other a place, a world of solid objects, where the past is still happening? (p199)

Reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind which can make mistakes and in any case soon perishes. Only in the mind of the party which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be truth, is truth. (p 200)

I think I exist. I am conscious of my own identity. I was born and I shall die. I love arms and legs. I occupy a particular point in space. No other solid object can occupy the same point simultaneously. p(208)

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - for ever. (p215)

All happenings are in the mind. Whatever happens in all minds, truly happens. (p223)

All you care about is yourself. (p235)


All credit to Big Brother and for clearing this matter up:

Michael Moore used the words of Orwell to sum up his film Fahrenheit 9/11. But unfortunately, it appears that the quote really wasn't the actual words of Orwell!

About 1 hour, 8 minutes into the movie version of Ninteen Eighty-Four, Winston reads from "Goldstein's Book"...

"In accordance with the principles of doubthink it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labour. A hierarchical society is only possible and the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society of the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects. And its object is not victory over Eurasia or Eastasia, but to keep the very structure of society in tact."

Although this is not exactly what Orwell wrote, the filmakers fairly accurately summed up the ideas presented in the third chapter of Goldstein's Book/, "War is Peace".

For comparison, this is the "quote" from F911...

"It does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, but it is meant to be continuous. A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or Eastasia but to keep the very structure of society in tact"

Here is what was said in F911 (and in the film version of 1984), and what George Orwell actually wrote. Most of the inspiration came from chapter 3 of Goldstein's Book, "War is Peace". But the sources from 1984 are scattered about, are not in the same sequence as presented in the film quote.

F911/Movie - "It does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, victory is not possible."

1984 - "Meanwhile no Inner Party member wavers for an instant in his mystical belief that the war is real, and that it is bound to end victoriously, with Oceania the undisputed master of the entire world."

F911/Movie - "The war is not meant to be won, but it is meant to be continuous."

1984 - "Here it is necessary to repeat what has been said earlier, that by becoming continuous war has fundamentally changed its character"

1984 - "As for the problem of overproduction, which has been latent in our society since the development of machine technique, it is solved by the device of continuous warfare (see Chapter III), which is also useful in keying up public morale to the necessary pitch."

F911/Movie - "A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance."

1984 - "In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance"

F911 - "This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed."

1984 - "For when [the past] has been recreated in whatever shape is needed at the moment, then this new version is the past, and no different past can ever have existed."

(This was not in the movie version of the quote. And this is the only part of the quote that does not get its source from Goldstein's Book. This is something Winston said himself.)

F911/Movie - "In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation."

1984 - "In principle the war effort is always so planned as to eat up any surplus that might exist after meeting the bare needs of the population. In practice the needs of the population are always underestimated, with the result that there is a chronic shortage of half the necessities of life; but this is looked on as an advantage."

F911/Movie - "The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or Eastasia but to keep the very structure of society in tact"

1984 - "The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact."

(But F911 added the word "either" in front of Eurasia -- the movie did not say this)


(noctos) ps and if you don't believe this, go look for the words in the searchable online version of 1984

Saturday, November 13, 2004

You can now also listen to music.

Elefanten provides you with much more goodies and recommendations!!

Friday, November 12, 2004

Music A Bird Whispered Into My Ear To Check Out

Grails - Burden Of Hope
Sketchie - Rain by High Lantern
Dirty Three - Whatever You Love, You Are
Einsturzende Neubauten - Strategies Against Architecture
Moldy Peaches - Moldy Peaches

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Albert Finney and Brian Cox:
Do You Still Know Who's Who?????

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

so you liked the graduate? pop? the sixties? simon and garfunkel? the byrds?

I just heard a band and a certain song that the faithful listeners will most certainly enjoy:

Artist: The Clientele
Song: Saturday
Album: Suburban Light

Saturday Close
the taxi lights were in your eyes
so warm against st marys spires
the carnival was over in the rain
and arm in arm through vincent street
the evening hanging like a dream
i touched your face and saw the night again

and in your arms i watched the stars
ascend and sweep a loneliness away for a while
your fingers white and locked in mine
i kiss your face i kiss your eyes until
they turn to me and softly smile

and empty hearted i walked on
the river flowing to the song
of the evening in the darkness and the rain
the christmas lights were far down stream
the wind so lonely and unreal
i saw your face and i thought you were a dream

but when i saw your eyes what could i do?
what could i say, my love?
your kisses they will hide away the stars

its Saturday, the evening's come
the football crowds have all gone home
but still behind this window i look on
december's leaves so slowly fall
to cars that break the evening's pall
and i will wait for you to come tonight

"Some records are destined for obscurity before they've even had the chance to be heard. Their ambition is whispered, their glory muted. They sound as if they'd crumple instantly under the pressure of any success."
(c) Siobhan Grogan - NME, UK

(färgat urval: minnie monnie shoutout.)

Kant was no virgin.

While reading Archangel, I finally found some interesting trivia for this blog:

People who lost their virginity to a prostitute:

comedian Jerry Lewis (11)
author James Joyce (14) in Dublin
author Thomas Wolfe (16)
fascist dictator Benito Mussolini (16)
author Leo Tolstoi (16)
Gabriele D'Annunzio (16) in Florence
pornographer Al Goldstein (16)
President John F. Kennedy (17) in Harlem
emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (18)
comedian David Cross (18) near Times Square
serial killer David Berkowitz (19) in Korea
biographer James Boswell (20) with London prostitute Sally Forrester
author H.G. Wells (25)

Lifelong Virgins:

Joan of Arc
Jorge Luis Borges
Emily and Charlotte Brontë
Lewis Carroll
Jesus Christ
Gary Coleman
René Descartes
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Paul Erdös
Immanuel Kant
King Louis XVI
Sir Isaac Newton
Florence Nightingale
Virgin Mary (according to Catholics)

Info is all been taken from and to be seriously doubted. KANT WAS NO VIRGIN you analytic not-know-it-alls, you hear? Charlotte Brontë on the other hand...

Word up H.G.!

Monday, November 08, 2004

This Is It.

Criss Crass is still on the east asian roads and keeps bringing a smile to my face. A sneak preview here but please check out the original stories.

Ahem, so, after being stuck in some dogtown at the border, I was in Thailand again, smiling way too much according to local norms, but still being smiled at, so I knew I was in friendly south-east asia allright. Funny thing happened, I was sitting on a bus that would take me straight to Ekkamai, Bangkok, not so far from a "friend's" appartment. But after waiting about half an hour somebody came to us and told us the bus didn"t go to bangkok. We had to take a slow bus, going to the Northern terminal of bangkok. After friendly inquiring why this state-run bus didn't go, the ticketlady told me that the driver was sleeping, and she smiled this typical I-can't-help-it-please-don't-make-me-lose-face-by-getting-angry-or-asking-embarrasing-questions-like-is-he-drunk?-thank-you-smile. You get to see this smile quite a lot when things go not exactly as planned, but I tend to smile back, say my Mai-pen-rai ("No Problem" works the same in Jamaica, so it goes) and change bus.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

we don't talk enough about videoclips

2 recently spotted commercial video clips that are worth your while:

Artist: Kelis feat. Andre 3000
Video: "Millionaire"
Album: "Tasty"

I actually like this song as well but the video is even more amazing. It's kinda remarkable how a lot of commercial clips have recently discovered the extra value children add to a video (and mostly they're doing these crazy dance moves, eg latest eminem and as billy pointed out: missy elliot).

But this new Kelis video has put in the best effort. These kids are absolutely great and mini Kelis rocks.

Check it out here at

Artist: Rammstein
Video: "Amerika"

YES this is horrible music and a horrible band but the clip is really nicely done. I thought the moonscape looked great!

so get over the music and watch it here.


alright just a little notice for all those in need of router help, I finally found a website to answer all your troubles:

it might save you hours.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Cheer up #4

the blender responds to human communication
the person speaks the language of the blender.

Watch this small-size movie (5MB QuickTime).

Cheer up #3

November 4, 2004

A CANADIAN man, angry at being refused a plane ticket to Australia at Los Angeles International Airport, stripped naked, sprinted across the tarmac and climbed into the wheel well of a moving jumbo jet.

Airport officials said today that pilots of the Qantas Airways flight had stopped the aircraft when they became aware the man was attempting to climb aboard.

The man was coaxed out of the wheel well and arrested for trespassing, said airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles.

"This was an extremely dangerous thing for him to do. If he had continued to cling in there with the aircraft taking off at over 320kph, he might have fallen out and could have been sucked up by an engine," she said.

"If he had survived that and was in the wheel well when the landing gear was retracted, he could have been crushed by the mechanism. And if not he very likely would have frozen to death during the 15-and-a-half hour flight at 9,150 metres while wearing no clothes."

The man, Neil Melly, 31, tried to buy a one-way ticket on the Qantas flight on Monday evening, but was turned down because he could not supply a valid credit card, Castles said.

Later, he managed to climb over an airport fence, topped by three strands of barbed wire, without injury and was spotted by a ramp worker "running, naked, full-speed" toward the plane.

Castles said a check by authorities found that Melly had been reported missing to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and was suffering from manic depression, or bi-polar disorder.

Cheer up #2

Cheer up.

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A man leaped into a lion’s den at the Taipei Zoo on Wednesday to try to convert the king of beasts to Christianity, but was bitten in the leg for his efforts.

“Jesus will save you!” shouted the 46-year-old man at two African lions lounging under a tree a few meters away.

“Come bite me!” he said with both hands raised, television footage showed.

One of the lions, a large male with a shaggy mane, bit the man in his right leg before zoo workers drove it off with water hoses and tranquilizer guns.

Newspapers said that the lions had been fed earlier in the day, otherwise the man might have been more seriously hurt ... or worse.

All Children Are Swine

Friday, November 05, 2004


nothing beats sitting in your room at midnight revisiting old memories while listening to three beautiful orchestrated pieces of music after receiving a package with even more splendid material. Thank you!

That Thin Red Line

In the light of the brutal murder of Theo Van Gogh, these words remain as necessary as before:

Enlightenment is a person's emergence from his self-sustained dependency. "Dependency" is the inability to make use of one's intellect without the supervision of another. One's dependency is "self-sustained" when its cause lies not in defect of intellect but in lack of the decisiveness and courage to make use of one's mind without the direction of another. Sapere aude! "Have the courage to make use of your own mind!" is thus the slogan of the Enlightenment.
(c) An Answer to the Question: "What is Enlightenment?" by Immanuel Kant

Article 1.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Article 3.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
(c) Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Between heaven and earth.

Shock and Awe.

I'm back from that beautiful choriatiki land.

Do not forget to hover in the air and visit the Meteora.

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