Monday, June 25, 2012

This American Life (Unabridged)

The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little bit more off of you, until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole god-damned nation of assholes driving automobiles, eating, having babies, doing everything in the worst way possible, like voting for the presidential candidate who reminded them most of themselves.
...I had no idea how I was going to escape. At least the others had some taste for life. They seemed to understand something that I didn’t understand. Maybe I was lacking. It was possible. I often felt inferior. I just wanted to get away from them. But there was no place to go. Suicide? Jesus Christ, just more work. I felt like sleeping for five years but they wouldn’t let me.
Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

Sunday, June 24, 2012

God Hates a Smarty-Pants

“The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of KNOWLEDGE. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your fucking mouth shut and hadn’t asked any questions.”  
Frank Zappa

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Do They Teach Maslow's Hierarchy in Seminary School?

You’ve got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body’s sermon on how to behave. 
— Billie Holiday