November 20th, 2003

run the fuck away

Quiz

You are Tigger.
Headstrong almost to a fault, practically nothing
gets you down.
You enjoy making grand entrances and the odd
practical joke, (and are not afraid to 'bounce'
somebody if it gets a laugh from your friends.)
You love being the life of the party but your
energy and fun-loving nature can sometimes get
you into trouble.
As a Tigger you do crave attention, but you are
always fun to be around.


Which Pooh character are you?
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Nobody would have guessed that result.
run the fuck away

So...

I'm back from a trip to Manpower. Apparently, the one in Ktown doesn't really handle technical jobs, so they gave me the number for the one in Fishkill, which I called; they gave me an email address to send my resume to, so I did. Please god- let someone hire me!

Meanwhile, I've been reading plenty of "The Punisher", and recently watched the Boondock Saints. And I've come to an understanding- I know why vigilantes that are merciless and overly violent tend to resonate so well with us. No matter how pacifistic and/or enlightened you may think yourself- everyone and I mean everyone, has at some point or another, wanted to do that. We've been so angry that we wanted to see someone die, messily and painfully.

These fictions don't glorify violence, nor do they condemn it. What they do is reveal that in each of us is that potential for violence. Almost no one acts on it in that way, but there is that potential, and it should disturb us a bit, and scare us a bit, but it's not something to be ashamed of. And that's the real twist in common vigilante characters- shamelessness, remoreslessness. They do what they do because it needs to be done, and don't shed a tear over it.

Of course, now I'm starting to sound like the kid in "Everwood", discussing the philosophy of comics. "It's not just Clark Kent waiting to turn into Superman, it's Superman waiting to turn into Clark Kent."

Curiously, I have a strange urge to watch Unbreakable.
run the fuck away

Athiests...

"Hello Jesus (said "Hey-zoos"). You don't know us, because we've never talked to you. We're the Athiests, and we're here to bring your second-comin' ass down!"
"Alright, let the conversions begin!"

From Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter. If any of you aren't attached to your brain cells, or just want to kill off the stupid, weak ones (so that the remaining are stronger, better brain cells), watch it. It's wonderful.