Saturday, March 29, 2014

An interview with Nickelback's lead singer. It explains everything.

Trust me when I say that this is worth fifteen minutes of your life.

Chad Kroeger reminds me a hell of a lot of a former friend of mine: a likeable scumbag that will screw you over one day and then buy your booze the next; someone who thinks trite bullshit is profound and gets upset when everyone rolls their eyes, but is inexplicably good at making a shitload of people enjoy his trite bullshit anyway... at least, for a time. Someone that can't stop smoking weed and figures he'll be dead by 50.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ancient Levantine ancestor worship, African masks, and the origins of drama and modern Judaism.

It's nothing like you'd imagine.

Of course, whoever made these masks were not Jews; "Jews" didn't exist yet, and wouldn't for thousands of years. But it's probably appropriate to consider that the religious society that made these masks were a part of the greater religious climate of the Middle East at that time.

In those days, the Middle East was the center of the world. Civilization started there; the package of crops and domesticated animals that would conquer the world was freshly put together there at that time and place, as wheat had just been deliberately cultivated a few thousand years ago and people started living in villages, towns and then cities. It was also not a desert: most of the Middle East was forested at that time, at least the parts near sources of water, and it hadn't succumbed to the human-led processes of deforestation and desertification yet.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Open mics.

A lady got up at an open mic and said she was going to read a poem she had written a long time ago. It sounded suspiciously like an email forward, especially when I heard her claim that certain folds stood for shit in the Bible, because you're forbidden by law from hitting the "forward" button on an email unless you mistakenly believe that America was founded as a Christian nation. So I Googled it, and sure enough it was an email forward debunked on Snopes.

See for yourself.

She even read the "Share this with your friends" crap. So she not only was full of shit about why an American flag is folded, but she was full of shit about it being something she wrote, and she wasn't even clever about hiding it.

And then Fish gets up and talks about period sex. I love this place.