El Chupa Nibre|
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Below are the 18 most recent journal entries recorded in
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|Monday, November 12th, 2007|
|A gnostic moment
I've picked up on the mystic symbols in one of my favorite band's music and was pretty well convinced I was right on... I'm reading this interview that confirms it all and seems to parallel my life to an eerie level... And then there's this line:
"I saw that with a lot of people around me and I wanted to I suppose share my thoughts and share my feelings to let people know that even in a cow town somewhere in the ass end of Nebraska someone might say you know what, I'm not all that different, there is someone else who thinks like me and it makes me feel OK to be who I am."
|Thursday, September 29th, 2005|
|blogging for no good reason
I like the concept of blogging. Not just trendy qualiy and everyone is doing it except for me. I don't know what it is that attracts me. I just really feel I don't have a lot to blog about. So I've just got a few random bits.
Moving to England has been interesting. It was hell getting here and getting all my stuff (not even all intact) so I don't feel to keen to leave anytime soon purely for that reason.
I really didn't expect to feel so akward here. I have really felt like a foreigner. I can't imagine coming to a country that doesn't speak your primary language. Delana also pointed out that we kind of live in our own "ethnic" community.
I bought a car. '91 VW Golf. Good get-up and go for a 4 banger. Must be the original Farfignugen (sp?) stil intact. The VW also adds to my theory that the Europeans have mastered space and time and are able to duplicate the Tardis effect and just haven't told anyone else. The car looks really small on the outside but holds all five of us fairly well. It's not just the VW. Our house looks really small as well but is much bigger than what we've lived in. I was expecting a much smaller house... being that it's England. There's also a couple buildings I've been in that amazed me with their contents when the exteriors seem to be half the size.
TV here sucks for the most part. I like some shows, mostly stuff I've watched in the states already, like Red Dwarf. There's a lot of recycled American shows and they're genereally a season (a series here) behind America. I've been watching the second series of a show called Hex that I think would do well with a niche market in the states. Another show I've been watching that I totally love is The Smoking Room. I think if anything there's at least three things that are universal: Interpersonal conflict, smart-ass comments and smoking... That about sums it up.
I'm liking England's MTVs and VH1's here more. Maybe it's because my musical tastes are more in line with the Brits. Seems like they actually play music on them here too.
Speaking of music... A few of my favorites on my iPod right now:
LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations (A new discovery for me, stuck in my head most of the time "I Predit a Riot" is not)
NIN - Only (Much better than his first single. I like the minimalist video. 95% CG it is)
Desaparecidos - Greater Omaha (Ahhhh... Home)
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot (Fucking viral thing bores itself into your head and hibernates for the winter)
Franz Ferdinand - 40' (The jury's still out on their new single)
Gorillaz - Fire Coming Out of a Monkey's Head (Very addicting with out obnoxious side effects)
I actually do miss Omaha but I think it's cause I miss the crew. Didn't hang out with them much towards the end but I still knew I could.
Tomorow I pick up our van and I'm up late... Out. Current Mood: okay
|Friday, May 6th, 2005|
|My Ultimate Band List version 0.1
I started thinking about who my favorite bands were when I was talking to someone about iMixes on the iTunes store.
I've had this list on Stickies for two days now waiting for any changes. So here is proably a beta version of the list. Someday later I'll do an actual iMix type list of actual songs.
(Yes, my tastes are superior to yours... Sarcasm, BING!)
Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rhapsody Current Mood: accomplished
|Saturday, April 23rd, 2005|
My wife bought us bikes from a garage sale as her Mother's Day gift. She told me to make her something as a gift. I didn't want to do a contruction paper card or anything like that.
I sat down at my computer with Photoshop open wanting to do a painted portrait looking picture for my D&D character I'm playing now. I'd read a few tutorials on how to make portraits for Neverwinter Nights and I thought I'd experiment first with some picture. I chose one of my wife and instantly thought I'd make her an elf (I always call her my elf princess). Then I thought how this'd be an awesome Mother's Day gift.( I think I did alright for a first attempt (even though I scrapped it and started over several times from different points).Collapse ) Current Mood: accomplished
|Friday, March 11th, 2005|
Explaining the Tao when there's no one there.
|Sunday, February 20th, 2005|
|"Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world."
"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."
"America has a very serious problem. Not only does America have a very serious problem, but our people have a very serious problem. America's problem is us. We're her problem. The only reason she has a problem is she doesn't want us here."
Have you ever been to the Malcom X birthsite? I have... I make sure to drive past it everytime I work Habitat for Humanity.
"Malcolm X, originally known as Malcolm Little, was born in Omaha in 1925 and is known as a civil rights leader. The birth site includes more than 10 acres of land and commemorates the contributions this international leader has made. Although most of the property still needs development, there is currently a historical marker noting his birthplace. Eventually, the site will be developed to showcase articles and memorabilia from this civil rights leader's life."
Right now... there's nothing. Just a place where the neihborhood people dump garbage.
"A historical marker points out the birth site of African American activist Malcolm X. His family left Omaha in the 1920s. Decades later, community leaders launched a crusade for this memorial, which appears on the National Register of Historic Places. His home no longer exists; however, a marker stands on land at his former address. Although there really is not much to see, history buffs will find this memorial site in North Omaha a nice side trip. Admission is free."
Yeah, admission is free cause there's nothing fucking there...
"The state of Nebraska has honored Malcolm X by erecting an official marker on the site of his birth. The 12-acre developing site is open to the public."
How fucking generous of the state of Nebraska to "honor" some one by putting up a god damn sign.
Some of the guides out there don't even get the god damn address right.
I know he's not MLK Jr. but for fucks sake this is history damn it...
Where the fuck are my Rage CDs? Current Mood: restless
|Saturday, January 1st, 2005|
I just got done watching Snowball Effect: The Story of Clerks
. I realized how similar the whole crew was to my group of friends (fucking speak of the Devil. Ora just called). It kinda depresses me. We had all these plans to do shit film wise and we never got to it. These guys did it and had an awesome time. Now, here I am going to England for 3 or 4 years keeping me from my friends and from the think tank we had when assembled. There's so many paths I don't know if I should have taken. Here am I... This is the path I''m on. This is my life and the way I'm going and even thinking of what could have been or what may be I don't think I'd want things anyother way... Because this is the way they happened.
|Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004|
|Best wife ever...
I have been blessed with the greatest wife in the world.
Down on money, getting the Star Wars Trilogy looked bleak.
I came home from work today and the boy and wife had some sodas. I whined that I didn't get one. My wife told me there was something for me on my dresser and I went to look. There was a little wrapped present for me. I opened it and felt childish glee pour out of me. I almost cried.
|Thursday, April 8th, 2004|
Apparently, my son thinks lego guys need a penis. Yes, it is supposed to be a penis. My son came up to me and said, "This is my lego guy and this is his penis."
The boy surprises the crap outta me some times. He started singing Agenda Suicide by The Faint out of nowhere. I know I've listened to the album with him around, but not enough for him to pick up on it... Or so I thought.
|Wednesday, August 13th, 2003|
|Sunday, August 3rd, 2003|
Don't you hate it when you feel like you're on the verge of something and you don't know what it is? You can't quite grasp it and it's slipping away but you just don't know what the hell it is that you're struggling for.
I want some one to draw a picture of me. I always have. Flattering or not, I think it'd be interesting to see some one's artistic rendering of something I'm so very familiar with. Perhaps it's egotistical, but to me it's really interesting. I'd love to have my house covered with people's pictures of me. I'd feel like I was being egotistical even if I know that's not what I mean. I have the picture of me with my sock monkey up in the dining room, but that's been up there since before I moved in. I have another photo from the same artist that looks like a 16mm still. It has me smoking, so probably not something I'd want to put up. I'd mostly like to see drawings though. I'd like thank my friend Ora for taking some photographs of me that aren't portraits...
|Friday, July 11th, 2003|
|Another random thought
I'm gonna start a band called Grey Skull. It's gonna be a beefy, testosterone fueled, heavy, industrial speed metal band. It's going to prophesize the coming of evil gods and vikings raising from the dead. The new ragnarok where cyborg giants and AK-47 toting dwarves will scream unholy terror. The World Tree is the internet! YAAAAR!
|Tuesday, May 13th, 2003|
|AOL-Time Warner and Viacom have killed Saturday Morning Cartoons
This is pasted and patched from coversations this evening:
I read this
article tonight on the death of Saturday morning cartoons. I can't say it's any shock, I've seen the utter shit they put on there now.
I mean fuck, that was a ritual for me as a kid and I had a great time. I don't give a fuck if my kid takes 4 hours out of his week to veg on cartoons like I did. And jesus, the choices. I remember what tough decisions I had to make watching cartoons on saturdays.
This line tells it all, Viacom did it in the billard room with the candle stick:
"A child who never knew the phenomenon of Saturday morning cartoons sees no reason to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings rather than on Wednesday nights or Sunday afternoons."
Came up with a nice little conspiracy theory:
How will this effect those who are in lower income brackets and can't afford cable? Hell, right now we don't even have Nickeloden or Cartoon Network. We cut down to basic cable to cut costs. Saturday mornings were a time to exercise the imagination. Besides watching cartoons I also played with all my toys. Not just following plots on TV with only one kind of toy. I used ALL my toys and weaved massive epic stories, influenced by the TV. So, haviing the lower income families not exercising their imagination will turn then into unthinking worker drones. Thus enslaving us...
It all started when Bush hit office.
Yes, I'm blaming the downfall of Saturday morning cartoons on Bush.
The last part of this says that Saturday Morning Cartoons are dead forever because TV evolves and never goes back. But frankly, it's pretty fucking new in the span of things. Just almost 60 years old. The first people who had TVs are still alive.
|Wednesday, May 7th, 2003|
Man, ever since we've switched to basic cable I've been watching A LOT of SCOLA. I just wish all of it could be subtitled. At least with the Japanese news I can tell some what what's going on cause it's almost just like American local news. Crazy sports guys in Japan are funnier though. But 4 bucks for large fries at McDonalds? CRAP! The 92 year old woman saying McDonalds is her favorite place just gave the Kroc family a nice boost.
|Saturday, March 29th, 2003|
|Sunday, February 16th, 2003|
Bits and peices from a yahoo new article, By CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press Writer
"A week after increasing the nation's terrorist alert status from yellow to "high risk" orange, President Bush said the decision was a "stark reminder of the era that we're in, that we're at war and the war goes on.""
Funny, I don't remember him declairing that
"While Bush and Ridge stressed that business goes on in the nation's capital, signs of preparation for possible terrorism are everywhere. Members of Congress are being told to have necessary supplies ready in the event of evacuation while the government warned key industries about potential attacks."
But don't panic folks!
"Meanwhile, a senior government official said Friday the administration now believes some of the information which led to upgrading the terrorist alert status to the second highest level was likely fabricated."
Then why the hell are we still at fear level Orange?
A friend of mine pointed out: "A better question..why does the fear level fucking exist?"
To which I replied: "To impose more fear of course. What better way to control a society than through fear... Funny, isn't that what the terrorists are trying to do?
|Friday, January 31st, 2003|
Commercials not about tech things, like panty liners, that mention stuff like e-mail makes me worried, like it's a passing fad.
|Thursday, January 16th, 2003|
|Fuck you Warren Ellis
Warren Ellis' biggest complaint about our modern time is that the wonders promised in the 60's Sci-Fi books and movies never came to be. Where are the flying cars, he's written. Personally, I say fuck the flying cars. We ARE living in a god damn 60's sci-fi setting.
Think about it. If we had read about our modern time would we be shock, amazed, and appalled all at the same time? The very first thing that kicked me in the head was what my son's been eating lately. Yogurt in a fucking tube. Food in a flimsy plastic disposable tube! It doesn't just stop with Yogurt; there's apple sauce and jello that I know about. My mother in law decided to build a stock pile of food for my son, in case of nuclear war and all, all consisting of this tube food.
I think back in the 60's we'd have been all shocked about a world where America's been taken over by fuedalistic merchants. They'd be shocked about a so called democratic country having a president appointed by a panel of 5 black robed people. Then there's one that probably doesn't apply tot he 60's, but maybe a bit earlier. Everyone's attached to a machine that effects their emotions, and for the most part has been stuck on the fear setting with the occasional break to try to coerce you into becoming part of one of the previously mentioned fuedal entities.
America, welcome to your future.