So I was trying to figure out what to post about today and had several options so figured I’d stick to the working model and go with a mixed bag!
Before moving on though, I have to ask – have you guys seen this bit of news:
I mean really… I like Kutcher and have seen him be very entertaining in many kinds of roles but REALY?!? You want to replace CHARLIE FRIKKIN SHEEN, the warlock, the winner, the man with tiger blood – the man who literally embodies Charlie Harper… with Micheal Kelso… yeah… that to me is like saying I want to replace Indiana Jones, the manly man with… oh wait… I forgot… Remembered this picture and I guess this explains a lot.. Ok, never mind, I perceive my shock at this news might put me in the minority these days…
Now for the main matters at hand….TO BEGIN WITH!! A little sampling for you folks of something Ive been sort of working on, this is a six-line excerpt from a new novel that Im currently working on, no name, no great details – this one’s got a vague plot-line and ending envisioned but the rest is pretty much me writing almost stream-of-consciousness. I hope you like it, feedback would be appreciated folks!
Beneath me I feel the long-worn cobbles as my palms try with some effort to gain a firm enough hold to lift myself up. With some diligence and concentration I manage to get on my feet and slowly dance-walk over to my flight engineer still standing under the awning, hands menacingly on his hips – though the wondrous alcohol goggles make me think he has a bit of a pouty little-princess thing going and I barely suppress it into a snorting snickering cough. His big muscles also start to bring images to mind, flashes from my childhood – and like Dorothy, Im there too!
I go up to him with the solemnest face I can make, put a gentle hand on his shoulder and then look up at him and ask, “If you could lend me two dollars for a hamburger today, I’ll gladly pay you back Tuesday!” At which point I start to burst out laughing only to be cut off in mid ‘Ha!’ as I feel a hammer swing into my gut forcing all the air out. And then Im down on the ground again, amazingly just outside the cover of the awning, feeling the rain splatter my gasping frame as I curled up – This guy is good!
I came across this lovely gem of an article very recently and think its one of the cleverest, most unique and just a wee bit mind-f*cking and weird – but awesome as all holy-hell right till the last line nonetheless!
In the film Fight Club, the real name of the protagonist (Ed Norton’s character) is never revealed. Many believe the reason behind this anonymity is to give “Jack” more of an everyman quality. Do not be deceived. “Jack” is really Calvin from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. It’s true. Norton portrays the grown-up version of Calvin, while Brad Pitt plays his imaginary pal, Hobbes, reincarnated as Tyler Durden.
To read more of this compelling essay, click HERE
Last piece of business, this is an article that a friend shared yesterday, I think its one that everyone should read – not out of some negative connotation or any such. It is an article about some new books on Gandhi and before you read it I will quote my comment on the article:
While I may not agree with all the idea’s and allegations – and will refrain from any discussion or dissent until I’ve had a chance to read and assess for myself – I do believe that while he did a great many good things and was instrumental in so many things from India’s independence to showing the power of non-violence as an alternative to outright war, he was in the end just a man and had failings and flaws just like everyone else.
And while dirty laundry is not a thing to be aired lightly, we need to as an enlightened society learn to take good words and bad ones side by side and let everyone judge for themselves.
Indignation and blind belief in rote history serves no good purpose.
If you feel inclined to read it, click HERE, however if you feel such things are better in black and white and do not wish to read “slander” as some would call it – please move on to the next below.
And now to make it to the wrap up, here’s a song that’s been stuck in my head for the last 24 hours, not the most brilliant track ever but good fun – and a truly wicked highway driving track, LOVE the bass and feel of it more then anything, especially the chorus!
Hope you folks found this latest update entertaining and informative at least just a tiny bit, I will catch you tomorrow when I update for the Weekly Wayfarer.
Till then, cheers all…