Friday, July 6, 2007

Remote Post - Activate!

Folks: It's time to evolve ideas. You know, evolution didn't end with us growing thumbs. You do know that, right? Didn't end there. We're at the point, now, where we're going to have to evolve ideas. The reason the world is so fucked up is we're undergoing evolution. And the reason our institutions, our traditional religions, are all crumbling, is because … they're no longer relevant. They're no longer relevant. So it's time for us to create a new philosophy and perhaps even a new religion, you see. And that's okay 'cause that's our right, 'cause we are free children of God with minds who can imagine anything, and that's kind of our role.

Does anyone out there see a problem with, not where the world is headed, but where the world appears to be heading? See, those are two separate ideas (one evolved, one not...), and I only mention it because some associates of mine are ranting about Fox News (Or, as they are now called, Faux News...). Specifically, Space Commander Bill O'Reilly's latest tirade against pink-pistol-packing lesbian gangs terrorizing America which is just so epically awesome, and fundamentally ridiculous, that it doesn't even sound odd coming out of his lips, especially since he accused the American 82nd Airborne unit of committing Nazi war atrocities. Quite the fluffy bunny this guy is, eh?

But those are merely specifics of the whole. If I may use a pollution metaphor, those are merely infected, pus-filled whale-corpses floating on the top of the colossal toxic-waste-dump settling pool that is mass media perception. I flicked through CNN and MSNBC last night while waiting for Throkette to fall asleep (hint: she finally passed out during the Futurama intro at 11pm), and they were either screeching about Paris Hilton, or yelling about Chris Benoit and the "pill-popping morons" who turned him to murder, or some lady who's been stabbed to death (ignoring the other 400 women who were stabbed to death in the past week), or other equally frivolous stuff. Whenever anyone takes the time to talk about global issues, they do it in such a way that the people who are there to speak cogently and coherently are made to look like idiots, or at the very least attempted to. Personally, anytime the media pundits try to make someone look stupid, the 'victim' is more than capable of handling themselves (see: pill-popping moron wrestlers, idiot revisionist generals, or Tommy Chong.)

I've got another Bill Hicks quote that would be more than apt here, but I've already used my quote for the day, so I'll simply end this by saying: What the hell is wrong with you people?! These channels wouldn't exist if people weren't watching, which is wholly more depressing than the subject matter. The people are drinking from the settling pond, despite the infinite ocean of clean water all around them.... but it's a short walk away, whereas the settling pond is here NOW.

Okie dokie! I can't seem to directly post funny pictures to this yet, so I guess we'll just try a little bit of linking. Bigger Than Jesus!

Video of the day? Totally that Tommy Chong video. Watch it.

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