January 2011

Flute cop

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Axe Cop: The Movie - Part 1 from Peter Muehlenberg on Vimeo.

Sometimes I'm really unsure why people have kids at all.

Then I find stuff like AXE COP.

AXE COP is a webcomic written by five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and drawn by his 30 year old brother, Ethan (the above vid is a fan video of the first episode)

It is possibly the most hilarious, brilliant, original and nonsensical thing I have ever read and I follow it religiously.

It's a constant reminder of the true unbridled creativity that we all had as little kids and makes me wish I had written more of my stupid crap down when I was in kindergarten.
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What's the story morning glory?

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Thank goodness I'm still relatively in my youth and have time to learn that you can't please everyone all the time.

You can try and put yourself out there and say how you feel only to have it misinterpreted and turned around on you but that's life, I suppose.

When people think the world revolves around them, there's really no trying to state otherwise.
Just move along.

It's silly trying to navigate through social politics and I'm being assured on all sides that it's just part of being in a social circle but is it, really?

Sometimes I can't help but feel like it's just my social circle that's crazy which is crazy unto itself because everyone at some point can't see past their own egos.

When parties start acting weird and not communicating or cutting off contact how do you say

"you've changed and hurt my feelings since such-and-such happened/came along"

and not have a fallout of nuclear proportions which probably doesn't result in the desired outcome anyway?

Does this get better as we get older, or does it get worse?

I keep expecting people/instances like this to become phased out of my social scene.

That with the inclusion of new people there won't be catty, childish drama and words said about others behind their backs and all that stuff that we hoped we'd left behind when we dropped 'teen' at the end of our age descriptions.

Maybe I'm asking too much?

Bombay

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The video is amazing for a plethora of reasons including Carl Sagan quotes, gratuitous bewbs, lesbian kissing, bums, chloroform, tape-recording chickens, choreographed dancing and so much more.

EL GUINCHO | Bombay from MGdM | Marc Gómez del Moral on Vimeo.



Happy Tuesday.

I'm moving past the feeling and into the night

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I need to really buckle down tonight and do some reading for Existentialism, Kierkegaard is talking in circles and I need to follow through repetitions of
the self is a relation that relates itself to itself or is the relation's relating itself to itself in the relation; the self is not the relation but the relation's relating itself to itself
and so forth.

In the meantime, enjoy this poor 'shoop I did of Tyrone on Nietzsche's face.
That mustache is so ballin.
(original Nietzsche image here)

Also, somehow I missed this when it came out. Did you?

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs from Merge Records on Vimeo.


Step up

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I can't believe I've never seen this before. Total gold.

Not a whisper, no words

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These past few mornings have been slow-moving, I hit the snooze more than I should, zombie my way through my morning routine and don't really wake up until I'm halfway through my first class and sometimes not until even after that.

It's been stupidly cold here lately (-40C people) and the thing that snaps me out of my reverie is the intense, biting wind for the ten-minute walk to campus.

Usually that's enough to wake me up but -seriously! Enough of this uber-cold nonsense! Where's my January of last year with it's -2 type temperatures? January, you're not who I thought you were, who you used to be.

You've changed.
It's hard not to let weather like you get this down but there's so much coming up that I can't really get sour for more than when I stop feeling my fingers. There's the BASSFACE launch party at The Pyramid this Friday, seeing the play Dionysus Is Getting Impatient which my lovely friend Kendra is performing in, The Data Dance Lv 2 (SO excited for this!), the Festival du Voyageur party, Stickybuds at The Academy, and a bunch of potlucks, birthdays, and get-togethers with friends planned in between. How can I not feel warm inside thinking about it all?

Don't forget to love yourself - Soren Kierkegaard (courtesy of my Existentialism class) Make sure you do!

Orpheus melted the heart of Persephone, but I never had yours

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She & Him - Don't Look Back from Merge Records on Vimeo.



I'm always on the fence about Zooey Deschanel.
Love-hate.
She's either stunning or weird-looking.
Quirky or annoying.
Typecast or fabulous.

But this video is such nice eye-candy.
And the song is kind of catchy.

And fitting for how I feel right now.

We are very busy people

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Let's start a band.

THE LIMOUSINES from Mathieu Wothke on Vimeo.



I'll play synth.

I'm-a start rocking gold teeth and fangs

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Saturday I finally crossed the line between just casually talking about going to hot yoga and actually putting my money where my mouth was and attending. Jabez took me to Moshka and I emerged sweater than I've ever been and on an endorphin high.

I didn't even get sick or need to take a break like I thought! Though this pose is something I need to work on; I'd rather not start retching in front of the whole class.
Despite the girl in the change room after talking about how it "really aligned her chakras" the Moshka experience wasn't all new age-y and pretentious at all.

I mean, they played Michael Jackson during the ab exercises and the instructor sang to us at the end when we were in corpse pose at the end. Definitely not the experience that I had expected.
Last night Lo Pub had a birthday party for Art and there was a fun crafting table for making silly hats, live music and visuals and some leftover brandywine from Half Pints which we definitely drank.
We experienced and were consequently amazed by the Winnitron. So cool!

But it's dinner time and we're going to watch French Connection, so I'd better go.
You know it's true.

You've been a juvenile with a dolphin smile

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Had to full-on stop in order to get a shot of this guy because I didn't realize there was someone channeling Mudkipchan on campus today and it still turned out blurry.

I've seen this guy around the city a few times but have been too slow on the uptake to snag a decent picture of him in his Pokéclothes (Pokéregalia? Pokéhat?) and suddenly BAM he's all fanboying it up right in front of me on campus so I had to act fast.

To be fair, I was busy having my mind blown from my Philosophy class which I am no longer waitlisted for, thank you v much.

The class is Historical Existentialism and while I loved the pretentiousness of it all

("how can we assume that nihilism exists in truth because is it possible for someone to believe that there is truly nothing when their perceptions -perhaps falsely- indicate that there must be something because we exist" and so forth)

it was a bit mind-boggling and even though it's an intro level course there are peeps clearly far beyond that level quoting philosophers I've never even heard of which left me a bit in the dark; I feel like there's going to be a lot of supplementary reading (read: wikipedia) going on so I can keep up with the fourth-years taking Intro courses for credits.

Also my professor looks almost exactly Sybil Trelawney from Harry Potter which just makes it all the much more hilarious to me.

Speaking of crazies of course everyone has been losing their shit about some new astrology sign showing up and throwing everything out of wack today and apparently I'm no longer the pretend animal that I used to be
(Scorpio FTW just saying)
and am now... a Libra, I think? That's the one that comes before Scorpio, right?
Whatevs, it's ridiculous and apparently not even that real depending on what variation of pretend animals in the sky you believe in anyway?
What?
I can't believe I actually spent several minutes reading those articles just so I could keep you guys well-informed, I could seriously have been doing much cooler things like watching video clips of The Trip like this one:



Happy almost-Friday!

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