Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Expendables

OH MY GOD! EVERYTHING! THE GREATEST FILM THAT EVER WILL BE IS COMING!

if anyone stands in my way of seeing this i will kill them. And I will do it in as awesome a way as possible, using a thick croaky English accent, a raised eyebrow and a kung fu ATTACK!

Fuck yeah!

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Another Sunrise Photo

Another Sunrise Photo, originally uploaded by spikevicious.

Just a photo of the sun! I know, this is basically the same photo I’ve taken a bunch of times. I’m obsessed with the sun, like some primitive cave-dweller, worshiping it as my God!

I haven’t sacrificed anything to it though (yet).

Health Care Reform – A Miniature Rant

Note: Some readers should be cautioned that I use strong language, and get kind of angry at right-wing types in this post. If you’re going to be offended then fuck you be advised you probably shouldn’t read this.

Just need to make a quick rant…

I wish people would stop exaggerating the extent to the recent Health Care Reform that passed Congress here in the States.

On one hand we have every vaguely Republican (moron) voter or supporter in the country going nuts claiming that the country is going to be in ruins and all we’re doing is helping the lazy people in the country who can’t be bothered to go out and get a damn job and on the other we have every perky Democratic (cheesy) optimistic asshole saying how we’re in historic times and now living in the Utopian paradise, long foreseen by the ancients of Atlantis.

To the anti-health care reformers: Fuck you! Nothing is wrong with tax dollars going towards helping out people who are otherwise unable to help themselves. Yes, some of them might be lazy but a huge number of the unemployed are not, and are in desperate need of health care especially given the apparent wealth of our fair nation. What would you have happen in order to help these people? Unfortunately you have to pay for the health care of the lazy in order to furnish the people most deserving. And worse still, what about those people working their 40 (or more) hours a week who are in jobs that don’t offer accessible or decent health insurance? What would you have happen here? Fuck you again! And don’t harp on about it being socialism! Until you realize there are areas where a socialized forms work (Would you rather the police were run by independent corporations looking for nothing more than profit, for example?) and can admit that the reason you fear socialism is because you’re a fucking idiot who has absolutely and completely failed to think for yourself your entire life, kindly stay away from me and stop talking about anything that involves politics. To be fair, I’m not necessarily saying Socialism is the way forward – I’m simply saying that it’s important that before judging systems of government or varieties on a system of government (Did you know Socialism is entirely compatible with Democracy? AMAZING BUT TRUE! Did you know Socialism isn’t Communism, you ignorant fuck? MORE CRAZY FACTS BY THE MINUTE! Did you know that whenever I hear some idiot say “Socialism” to mean “Communism” it makes me want to vomit in my mouth in no less than three separate ways? NOT SURPRISING YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT LAST ONE, BUT TRUE!) research them. Google that shit! Find out the facts and think about why you think tax money going towards public services which would be available to all is somehow worse than tax money going to big oil companies and stupid rich fuck politician bonuses is a bad idea? Find out why you think that the Government providing for it’s people in the most basic ways is a bad thing? If you’re a rich guy then it’s perfectly possible you could research all that and still come back to me with an argument against National Health Insurance which is fine, at least it might be a conclusion based on facts (The fact that you’re rich and probably lack any empathy/sympathy whatsoever with the idea that someone could feasibly be a lot poorer than you and not necessarily be lazy! AMAZING BUT TRUE – there are people poorer than you who probably work harder! It’s a topsy turvy world!) and when you come back to me with that conclusion I will laugh in your face and smack you because not only have I lived most of my life in a country with National Health Coverage so am probably far more amply able to tell you what it’s like living in a heathen land that does crazy nasty evil things like give it’s people access to doctors! THE HORROR! Not only that…

But we’re not talking about National Health Coverage yet you dumb fucks! We’re talking about a tiny measure which only allows the many Americans who have no health insurance, access to some. It’s not a big deal, it’s just fucking nice you heartless cunts.

And to all the pro-Health Care reformers: Yeah, good job but stop celebrating like you just saved America. You’ve taken a very tiny step in the right direction here but if you keep celebrating like you’re on a boat with a “Mission Accomplished” banner flying high in the background you’re going to find it very very difficult to take the crucial huge steps that are needed from this point onwards to get America on par with the rest of the first world.

And most importantly, instead of just saying “yay! =D!” and going on with your lives remember you are most likely among the great majority of people least likely to vote (Young people) and instead of getting all apathetic just because come November time there’s no big promises of change or upheaval that you need to vote in order to acknowledge the things that have already happened and to keep the ball rolling.

This became a very long rant rather than the miniature rant which was promised and for that I’d like to apologize.

But I won’t.

Good Day.

Audition

Recently had an audition for a part in a student film. Not sure how it went yet but would like to share…

It’s been a good while since I last acted in any way shape or form in front of a real human being. The last time I did I was playing a dead body in a part I wrote for myself in a film which had me in it for about 10 seconds.

Needless to say I was anxious as all hell!

As often happens when I’m nervous (As in, for example with job interviews etc.) I showed up early. A full half hour early, meaning they were still auditioning someone else when I got there so I took it upon myself to talk a quick stroll to the park to read over my lines and attempt to get comfortable. It didn’t really work but I did notice some other people had gathered on the steps of the hall where the audition was taking place and were reading over their lines. The time came when I was going to walk over there and as I did I noticed that it wasn’t teo adults but a child and (presumably) her Mother. I remembered there was a part for a child in the description but it hadn’t occurred to me on that day because the section of script I had didn’t involve them. I did a great job (I should get the acting job for this alone!) hiding my nerves as I could tell the poor girl was clearly pretty anxious, as any child (or apparently adult) would be, smiled as if to say “Don’t worry! These things are no trouble at all!”, got inside and proceeded to be auditonified.

Nerve-wracking isn’t the word! It was beyond! But I managed to keep composed during the audition, knowing it would be over soon enough and inevitably they would know whether I had the part or not. So I kept my anxiety bottled up right up until I had gotten up, shaken hands and said my “Nice to meet you too”s. As I closed the door to the hall I let out a muffled grunt and slapped my head out of frustration with my clip board only to lower it and see, who else, but the still further nervous looking girl whom I had basically confirmed the child-like fears of by emerging from the scary audition room acting like they had just anally probed me.

I tried to let out an encouraging smile again, but I fear it was too late.

Hopefully she did better than me anyway.

Icy Water In Addison, Vermont

Just a photo…
The snow and ice are leaving and soon the green will return to the landscape.
Yay for the green coming, boo for the snow leaving.

What Are You Doing Up Here?

What Are You Doing Up Here?, originally uploaded by spikevicious.

Took this photo a little while ago while climbing a tree in my yard and was pretty impressed at how well it came out…

Ready

Ready, originally uploaded by spikevicious.

Some berries!

That is all, just a quick photo update…