Thursday, June 27, 2013

Flaming Hard

I haven't seen a Cleansmanship flame war this heated since the great stock prediction argument of yesteryear. My recommendation: Let go of the desire to convince your fellow cleansman, and silently move on, confident in your own perception of truth and reality. Now here are some ligers to break the spell...


Can you tell the difference between a bad actor taking an unnatural beat and a normal person taking a natural but awkward pause?

Can you tell the difference between the forced grimace of a bad actor and the natural grimace of a person yielding before the pain induced by the words they have just spoken?

Can you tell the difference between the overwrought lines of the bad actor and the natural speech of a normal person?

Can you tell the difference between a mood 'change' that belies the bad actors real attitude beneath the performance, that signifies AN OBVIOUS BREAK IN CHARACTER (see Carlee Soto and her straightening up & forced sigh-frowns) and a genuine mood change in a normal person in reaction to the real and unexpected changes in their immediate environment?

Can you distinguish (genuine) reality programs from scripted programs?

Can you recognize the difference between quality and poor acting?

Can you tell the difference between the objects in front of the fire and the shadows cast on the wall?

[In Plato's 'Allegory of the Cave' the real objects are the objects cast in the light of the sun outside the cave.  I had to tweak the allegory a bit so it would fit the image because I couldn't find a quality image that depicted the outside objects.]


Wax sculpture of Tom Hanks from Castaway.

And now for something completely different...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oh shit, they really are actors...

Especially steamy filth begins at about 1:10. Notice the unnatural pauses and awkward, forced frown-sighs.  It doesn't get much worse than this.  Would you cast her for this role? Does she invoke any kind of empathetic response in the viewer? When she asks 'who am I  introducing?' under her breath, what she is really saying is 'I want out.'  I wish some people in Newton would blow the whistle on this BS. 

Here is good ol' Robbie Parker again (six hours after his daughter was allegedly killed in one of the worst school massacres in American history) Again, does he invoke an empathetic response in the viewer?  Or are you thinking, 'Thanks for coming out Robbie....NEXT...':

More glaring feces:

Monday, June 24, 2013

I'm not saying Mitt Romney would have been better, but this is getting ridiculous...

What's coincidental is that I had only heard about the possibility that the government was storing records of all calls & emails sent in the U.S. in a giant data facility maybe only 2 months before the whole Snowden fiasco went down. At first I thought it was unlikely but definitely possible; now I think its very likely.

For further LOLs on the subject, click this link:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Norm Macdonald loses the ManGrate as a sponsor

Its surreal.. Like he read the YouTube comments about his first ManGrate commercial or something.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Vinnie Jones wants to fight your city's gangbangers

This show reminds me a lot of the Russell Crowe Show.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Andrew WK drumming for 24 hours straight...

At the time of this posting he is about 6 hours into the marathon.

UPDATE:  Coming back at 11 hrs. in, I notice that Andrew has a set of white 'beats' headphones on and he's upped the tempo and energy level.  He seemed like he was shrewdly pacing himself earlier, but now he's getting a bit more comfortable with the rocking.

UPDATE:  I am now using Andrews backing tracks for chops blasting (arpeggios mostly).

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wait for it... and LOL

That moment when you realize you've been looking at 4chan memes on Facebook for far too long...

Monday, June 10, 2013

How to win arguments with ass hats on the internet

According to Graham's Hierarchy of Disagreement, you basically want to gleam the top point of the pyramidoid whenst engaging in potentially inflammatory behaviours.

File:Graham's Hierarchy of Disagreement1.svg

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Sound Artist

After all these years, I finally discovered the draw tool in SoundForge. I had to revert back to an old version in order to find one compatible with Windows Hate, but it works just the same. I call this one Watch Out For That Shark:

This one is called Big City Skyline:

It sounds like 40 milliseconds of static. 

Monday, June 03, 2013

Nice add9 chords and synthery...

By the way, the new Boards of Canada album is really good

I liked them 10 years ago, but thought they were kind of over-hyped. Now that I've mellowed down a bit, I think they're just spectacular.

Filthy Tacolicker