Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:18 pm Post subject: Call of the Yeti
The Mighty Boosh The Call Of The Yeti (TV episode 2005)
Kodiak tells Howard of the mythical Yeti
that lives in the forest.
His desire for fame and fortune gets the better of him
and Howard trades Vince for directions to the Yeti’s lair.
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:38 am Post subject: Vincent - Tim Burton
Vincent - Tim Burton 1982
First Burton's short film, 1982
Vincent Malloy is seven years old
He's always polite and does what he's told
For a boy his age, he's considerate and nice
But he wants to be just like Vincent Price
He doesn't mind living with his sister, dog and cats
Though he'd rather share a home with spiders and bats
There he could reflect on the horrors he's invented
And wander dark hallways, alone and tormented
Vincent is nice when his aunt comes to see him
But imagines dipping her in wax for his wax museum...
Please stop using the word existential the wrong way. Especially you broadcast commentators and op ed writers trying to sound intellectual.
It doesn't mean deep, meaningful, or really important.
-- Sam Smith
Wikipedia: A central proposition of existentialism is that existence precedes essence, which means that the actual life of the individual is what constitutes what could be called his or her "essence" instead of there being a predetermined essence that defines what it is to be a human. Thus, the human beings – through their own consciousness – create their own values and determine a meaning to their life.
...The phrase should be taken to say that the person is
(1) defined only insofar as he or she acts and
(2) that he or she is responsible for his or her actions.
For example, someone who acts cruelly towards other people is,
by that act, defined as a cruel person.
Furthermore, by this action of cruelty such persons are themselves responsible for their new identity (a cruel person).
This is as opposed to their genes, or 'human nature', bearing the blame.
As Sartre puts it in his Existentialism is a Humanism:
"man first of all exists, encounters himself,
surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards."
Of course, the more positive, therapeutic aspect of this is also implied: A person can choose to act in a different way, and to be a good person instead of a cruel person.
Here it is also clear that since humans can choose to be either cruel or good, they are, in fact, neither of these things essentially.
Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:21 pm Post subject: ' Bingham's backyard of death'
Attack of the Chickens
He thought it was just a harmless shortcut,
but how was he to know what lurked
in the Bingham's backyard of death.
You will never look at chickens the same way again. Bock, Bock...
Love the idea and the execution and the music;
... an alternative to the Gunfight at the OK Corral,
but with way more drama.
Out of the Loop [Kindle Edition]
Morgan McFinn (Author)
This book humorously chronicles
the adventures and misadventures
of a middle-aged guy from Chicago
who cashes in his chips
and moves to a so-called 'tropical island paradise'. There he holes up in a coconut wood, palm-thatched bungalow along the idyllic shores of an island in the Gulf of Siam.
Please see web-site for synopsis, reviews and excerpts:
Morgan Mcfinn is a self-made bum
with a useless degree in Philosophy from Georgetown University who has been based in Thailand for the past 16 years.
During that time he has made various sojourns
(a word he’s very fond of)
throughout SE Asia, India, Greece and Morocco.
Prior to settling
on the island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam
he worked many years at a small manufacturing company in Chicago
while also studying at the famed improvisational comedy workshops of Second City.
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