The Sixth Estate
QUOTE OF THE DAY :
"Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason." - Unknown
SONG OF THE DAY :
Ennio Morricone - The Trio
LINK OF THE DAY : Poor Kitty.
By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap
To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon,
Or dive into the bottom of the deep,
Where fathom-line could never touch the ground,
And pluck up drowned honour by the locks.
The Edge of Existence.
If my life were the Grand Canyon... I'd be looking over the precipice. I'm just standing there, This big, open, empty place laid out in front of me. I have many choices, I can just jump off. I can grab a rope and repel down. Or I can walk away.
If I walked away, I'd become nothing. I'd be nothing, and no one would remember me. Not an option.
If I jump off, I don't know if I'll be able to land on the right spot. The spot I want to be.
If I repel down, will have enough rope to get where I want to be?
Where do I want to be? I don't know. I have to go somewhere though. Omnipotence, gotta get me some of that. It is sad to have one life to live. So much I want to do, and yet... I can't do it all.
That's my problem. I want to do too much, and I don't know where to start. I want to do as much as I can, go everywhere, see everything. But I can't.
I'm sick and tired of this same shit different day doldrum that seems to be my existence. I'm not working my ass off, so I can work my ass off some more, so I can work my ass off some more. Isn't there more to life? If there isn't, why can't there be?
I must do something out of the ordinary soon, or I'm going to explode. What to do? Go crew on a cargo ship? Join the French Foreign Legion? Wander the country solving people's problems littlest hobo style? Hitch-hike to Mexico? Make a movie? Join the military? Start a (good) website? Move to a small fishing village in Newfoundland? Travel to Tibet and become a monk? Walk the golden path that is the rat race? Go become the token white guy on some Japanese game show? Move out and become a hipster doofus bartender? Go on a wild, drunken, stoned road trip covering 4 provinces and 38 states? Complain about the state of affairs in my life on a blog? Oh yeah, I'm already doing that.
I've done nothing but whine and complain about annoying personal and emotional blogs, but this is the first time I've ever written one. I'm entitled to one.
And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
CHRIS'S QUOTE OF THE DAY :
"Yeah, you dont usually see that kindof behaviour from an appliance" - Bill Murray - Ghostbusters
CHRIS'S SONG OF THE DAY :
Scotty Doesn't Know - Lustra
CHRIS'S LINK OF THE DAY : Maple Leafs in the Hizouse.
Awake, awake, English nobility!
Let not sloth dim your horrors new-begot.
Well, I did it, I hit the big show, after countless hours of trying to keep an interesting blog of my own... And failing, I finally get to guest on a significantly better blog.
Thumbs up. Why? SHUT UP!
Anyways, I recently discovered that the Eco-Challenge, one of the biggest and definitely most well known of expedition races was cancelled this year. The reason, the creator/organizer/producer Mark Burnett, was apparently too busy with other projects, namely the Apprentice. Now the Apprentice is by no means a bad show, I occasionally watch it from time to time, but this holds nothing against Eco-challenge. I look forward to this race every year, have been watching since the race series began.
Everyone always says to me that this is simply another "reality" television show. I find this statement totally wrong, this is simply sports coverage of a sports event. The fact that Eco-challenge is filmed in a exciting and at times "realityish" way, may have something to do with these comments and the fact that the sport of Expedition/Adventure racing is somewhat unknown around the world. This is a great multi-talent sport, involving hiking, navigating, paddling, biking etc.. With the top competitors usually finishing the races within 4 days without sleep.
I think this sport will grow and prosper, hell I may even compete someday..However, that will most likely be the last time you ever see me, but what a way to go. Anyways, i look forward to next years race, which I've heard will be somewhere in South Africa, I'm sure it will be one great race as always, and hope to see Team New Zealand win again.
I couldn't leave without commenting on Kill Bill Volume II being released this Friday. This looks like an awesome film, just as Volume I was. Knowing Tarantino, it will be as good as ever.
Anyways, thanks for reading my ramblings, I had as much fun writing this blog as you could potentially get from reading it.
Thanks Will for the opportunity, and everyone in the words of Bob Barker,
"Help control the pet population, have your pets spayed and neutered!"
GO LEAFS GO!
This is Chris signing off
And Will signing on.
Sad thing about Eco Challenge. It wasn't "reality'd" up a notch until after Survivor. Before that it was covered like any other sports event, no added drama etc. Kill Bill Volume II should be entertaining.
If anyone else wants to do a guest blog, by all means ask me.
Yes I am lazy.
QUOTE OF THE DAY :
"Good Friday is the day that Jesus died so that Mel Gibson could make $500 million dollars." - Conan O'Brien
SONG OF THE DAY :
The Hives - Because I Wanna
LINK OF THE DAY : He's Back.
The bay-trees in our country are all wither'd
And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven;
The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth
And lean-look'd prophets whisper fearful change.
A belated celebration. I didn't even get to see it happen because my computer was AWOL with power source problems. Ten Thousand hits. I'M GOING TO DISNEY LAND/WORLD !!!
Proof indeed, that anything these days can pass for entertainment. I was amazed that people other than my friends read this site, and comment on it. Getting responses from more than a few strangers has made it cool for me. So to everyone who has visited the page, whatever your intentions were... Thank you for dropping by.
I woke up this morning and an odd thought popped into my head. I'm betting that you could halve j-walking related pedestrian fatalities if you made all crossing guards incredibly attractive men and women. People would feel more inclined to use the crosswalk, to see these good looking people. This isn't a knock against current crossing guards... But I challenge you to show me an incredibly attractive one. On second thought, it might not work. Sure, j-walking fatalities might go down... But no doubt traffic fatalities would go up. Distracted drivers would stare, and stare... And inevitably rear end the car in front of them.
Honestly. How can you go wrong?
Went to see The Girl Next Door
this eve. I was actually pleasantly surprised. Very funny movie. It was Risky Business-esque, but with Elisha Cuthbert and no Tom Cruise. That's a winning formula right there. On the down side, some fuck in the audience felt compelled to "hilariously" use a laser pointer on the screen. Once, maybe twice it would have been fine... But this ass felt that it was necessary to point out breasts and buns throughout the movie... In case we didn't notice them. I mockingly applauded his efforts on one occasion, and told him out right to fuck off the second time... But to no avail. ASSHOLE! Get a real job.
So enjoy the movie... Unless there is a jerk with a laser pointer.
QUOTE OF THE DAY :
"It's some deep shit." - Me explaining Simulacra and Simulation
SONG OF THE DAY :
Jurassic 5 - What's Golden
LINK OF THE DAY : He's so angry!
Write? On paper??? Really?
What's the deal man? I mean what did I ever do to you? I can take anything you can dish, it's just your anonimity that bothers me.
See most people have the cojones to say something to someone elses face, whereas you, hide behind your online monniker. I'm just curious, do I know you? And if I do, is it from the real world, or this world?
You understand what I'm saying right? I don't know what your beef is, but please elaborate. Come forward with your real identity, and we can settle this.
I'm calling you out Robotman. I expect a well written response.
No witty reparte? No glib remark? No pithy comeback? What happened RM? You used to be amusing, now it's just tired.
Your Arch Nemesis