well this is no rant. If you can give to Red Cross or through Loews (who matches donations) to help out residents. As a resident who escaped to San Antonio i feel lucky to be here. Things are looking very scary in New Orleans and not sure when we will be able to get back. If you can do something for other please do. Here are a few pictures of New Orleans that I got from the web, mostly AP photos. Thank you to those photographers.
This is the exit i would use heading west to go home. This scares me.
As far as intelligent design taught in schools....probalby not the best idea. I think more philosophy of existance should be taught though. And also, evoloution as fact in schools should also not be taught. Some teachers will fail you for not denouncing God and buying into evoloution, and they crame it down young people throats as fact....not good. Both, whether true or false, should not be cramed at anyone as fact.
As for the scientology post....good stuff, that thing is a crazy freakin post...
As far as intelligent design. One of the most obvious things in the world. As for the bible as literal vs parable and stories....well...the parts that say "and he spoke a parable saying" or "in a dream he saw..." obvouisly strories. Most can be taken more litteral though. Such as....don't worship false gods....or don't murder....or go to chruch, be baptized. And things like kicking your wife out of the house during her period....that was old jewish law, leviticus is the OLD testiment, Christ is the NEW testiment. Meaning we follow the NEW law not the OLD law. Those old laws were actually followed back in the day. And most of the new testiment is written in the form of letters and historical documents, not really a debate about it's litteralness...."and paul wrote them saying it is bad to take youre brothers wife, you should seperate yourself from her..." ummm....not much room for interpritation with that type of thing. Yes, Jesus came, and died, and was reborn in 3 days...literal. As for the world being created in 6 days...well...if you believe in an all powerful God able to see, know and do all...that's pretty easy to believe, but honestly, that part doesn't matter that much. There is plenty of scientific evidence to support the rest of the bible and the 6000 year old earth, and it's stories and such. But ne how. That's enough of the basics. You either want to believe in God or not....start there. Once you get that basic, then we can move onto greater subjects like Christ, the Bible, and higher planes of existance.
I thought the Scopes-Moneky trial and ALL scientific evidence denounced this nonsense? Seriously, if you take one part of the bible literally then you have to take it all. Even all those laws in Leviticus about kicking your wife out of the house on here period. Sonteing and all that stuff. See the bibles contains parables to explain ideas and beliefs. The book of Daniel is on big parable about belief. The story of Job is too (though way more historically accurate than Daniel). So as Kansas does the stupidist shit in the world its time ot move backward. Look out women you rights will soon be gone as they take the Bible all to literally. What's wrong with looking at the Bible a guide for life? How to treat other people (treat others as you would want to be treated)? How about the book of genisis is parable to explain the beginning of time. According to it we ate from the tree of knolwedge and from that we get the ability to understand the world through science. Instead of through how naked teenagers see things.
So to prevent my self from duplicating someone who has done it better here is a link to a great entry about this whole NON_ARGUEMENT about Intelligent Design. To be an arguement both sides have to have facts and evidence...Evolution has its evidence...
Who the fuck are you people? No i don't want to visit your pharmacy, or support your cancer or care if a kid died that i don't know. LEAVE COMMENTS THAT PRETAIN TO THE POST NOT SOME STUPID SHIT. Advertise else where. I just want smart ass comments about my posts or deep philosophical ideas about things. Not advertisements. Blogger what is up with that? Make those asshole stops or something. assholes
SO this is not a rant about something I hate or just me going off on things. I love nachos. When in doubt I can make them a meal. Not cheese and chips but that with beef, beans, salsa, and sourcream. so freakin good. I mean they are really good. so this is short and hopefully i get more old posts posted. stay tuned so we will be up to snuff again and then maybe things will be really cool...or nuts whatever comes first.
Ok I love going to the movies. I enjoy seeing films on the bigt screen. Film is meant to be seen that way. As nice as DVD is, the art of cinema comes in at the film-spectator relationship that happens in a theater. I am not going to discuss that but i am going to rant about movie theaters.
I see a ton of films and always treated like shit. I am a customer. What part of customer service don't they understand? Why are all my fellow movie goers rude and stupid? If I wanted to hear you Mystery Science commentary i would ask for it. Just becuase the guy on the screen is attractive that is no reason for you to yell it when he comes on screen. Also how hard is it to turn off a cell phone? If it is that important don't answer it in there and don't be there. Just leave it in the car if you can't be away from the phone don't be there. I want to throw ice at these people. Just because they sell all that food doesn't me you have to sit in your freakin cart with fat rolls hanging off the edge. There is a reason why you are a fat ass. Also those large cokes are ridiculous. Its sickening how big they are and how expensive considering they cost the theaters about $0.20.
man it sucks going to the theaters. distracted so more to come later.
First if yo uare going to write a check DON'T. They make check cards for a reason and its is a pain in the ass when you are in line and have to wait for it to verify for 20 minutes. For the love of Dog please get a fucking check card.
I was inline to pay for my gallon of milk, orange juice, wheat english muffins and and fruit and the lady in front of me starts writing a check. 20 fucking minutes later her check goes through. So the fat ass lady stands there and just waits for everything to work while i let my millk go warm. fucking shit cunt bitch!!!
Checks have been outdated. They are great for paying bills and mailing them. great for rent. but in public settings now they SLOW up the porocess of purchasing goods and services. I have the right to be able to not have to wait in line for no fucking reason behind you and your freaking checkbook. Best part is when the idiot in front of you doesn't start writing out the check till the items are totaled up. What part of you have time to kill while she scans your fucking fatty sugary shit to write the check out don't you get?
so DO NOT WRITE CHECKS OUT IN LINE. Get a freakin debit card!!
So i see a ton of movies. Truly it averages about 2 or 3 a week...used to average. I am trying to bring it down to 1. Going to the theater has become such a pain. The advertisements (problem number one is that these commericals exist before film) are very very fereakin load. Problem tow is that i never will i ever WANTA FANTA. Had it once before it got annoying and it tastes like feet. Or as i think feet should taste. The other problem with going to films is as much as i love sitting in front of the huge screen the films lately have sucked worse than i could imagine and the audience has grown ever more rude and stupid.
the problem comes up is what should i do? Do i save money and try and buy a flat screen tv and a sound system? Or do i suck it up and igve up film all together? do i drink more? less? make my own films? suffer through AMC's craparific commericals and blow money seeing halfassed attempts at films?
Coldplay is a perfect example of what is wrong with current music. All the raves poured on them saying how freakin wonderful they are. But to see that lets look at the albums
Parachutes - ok this was a solid pop album. Yellow is overplayed but not bad just got annoying whiney. Whiney can be a real problem. Whiney pop, new U2 album minus Vertigo, becomes what people expect. the asshole who put it out deserves ridicule. Now it is their first album so I give them a break.
Rush of Blood to the Head - alright clever title. Many of the songs here should promise, not as much as say radiohead's The Bends or Pablo Honey but then only one band can be that cool at a time. So Coldplay blows up with many simplistic and well written pop songs. Radio comes along and overplayed them like crazy. Radio stations have the ability to take anything remotely good and destroy it like Hiroshima. So overplaying and M-sucks-my fucking-ass-TV comes along and further fucks it up. So for two years all we here is how awesome and incredible and earth changing and music altering Coldplay is. Except they are not anymore earth shattering than Barenaked Ladies...Who are way more fun and more material to show for it. Coldplay is as earthshattering as changing a channel. They aren't but the media fuckheads come along and tell us they are. I listen to them and figure some good stuff some bad but benefit of the doubt since a few songs are really good. Stupid me
X&Y - alright this is a whole album of the same song, same key, different lyrics and its the worst of Coldplay's albums. The 14 whiney and terrible songs meander and are as interesting as diarrhea. Truly fucking awful.
The big problem comes around that the first half talented band to come along gets jerked around and ends up being radio's slave. Not that being played on the radio is bad its just radio sucks. Franz Ferdinad, leaps and bounds more talented than Coldplay, also suffers this fate.
What we has smart music lovers should do is stop listening to radio. You ask "how do I learn about new bands?" first try www.pitchforkmedia.com while not everyband there is wonderful its a good way to start. Second check out other music sites and I suggest two magazines, Spin because they cover more than the top few acts and College Music Journal again good artists are there.
so while I am pissed off at the radio follow this command: COLDPLAY SUCKS AND DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM ANYMORE!!!