Very well done. And the tunes are perfect.
Whole boatloads of Awesome
If you’ve missed the ICP hilarity over the past few months, you can catch up here.
Shaggy 2 Dope: Come on, a rock that pulls metal towards it or pushes it away? Yeah, it has to do with the magnetic polar caps and [stuff]. But for real? Come on, man. You’re just holding a U-shaped thing that pushes metal away or attracts metal or something. The North and South Pole makes a rock magnetic, and if you touch a piece of metal with it, that becomes magnetic? That’s crazy.
Seriously, read the whole thing here, it’s great.
If you need inspiration…here ya go. Miracles, motherfucker.
Initial reactions to My First Book
So I’ve had enough people read some of my book to realize a couple things.
First, pretty much everyone who reads it says that I’m a quote “good writer.” Thanks, everyone. Really. It’s hard to tell sometimes and get honest feedback. I had ONE professor in college (a Vietnam vet who taught a class on media interpretations of war) who told me the same thing. That was really the only encouragement I needed. Yea, sure, it still took me ten years to actually write a book, but I made it. And it’s a good read.
The OTHER thing that happens when people read the book is that they stop looking at me the same way they did before they read it. It’s weird…really weird…my mind is an interesting place. And I’m not afraid to play with the words a bit. Which is to say…my book is a mind fuck, and after I’ve mindfucked you…our relationship will most likely change.
No ONE…yet…has read the book in full and asked me honest questions about what it means. No one. You might be the first.
The first two people to read it in full had me committed to a mental hospital. Everyone who has read my “conversation with the Turtle” gets this weird…”my brain just melted”…look on their face. They look…and I mean this sincerely…dazed and confused after reading it.
Like I said…i’m a good writer…and I write *REAL* philosophy. You probably haven’t ever read a real philosophy book. Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote the last one, IMHO, and it mindfucked the world for nearly a hundred years.
The first time I read it…I started doing corrections.
I’m Still Trying to Come Up With a Title for My Book
I just thought of another good one, “Philosophy is an Action.”
If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I’ve already written down some predictions of what people will think of it, and I want to check my work.
Joel, you first. 🙂
The Dark Bailout (and Joker vs. Joker)
Here’s a couple quick mash-ups made from “The Dark Knight” and Heath Ledger’s soon to be legendary performance. When I rent a movie, I might watch it once before returning. This one I’ve watched at least 3 times, and will probably *gasp* by a $.015 piece of plastic for $20 just to have a copy laying around.
Anyway, here’s the goods…
And the Joker v Joker one, “Whens Clowns Collide”. This took some serious editing, but did a great job making something new out of something old.