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From the amazing 1960’s television show, The Prisoner.

So, I came across this game. It’s called Samorost and it is the first creation of a very small creative team from the Czech Republic called Amanita Design.

I have one word of advice to anyone who happens to come across this post – play the game. Whether you normally play games or not makes little difference, my partner who has only played tetris in the past, had a blast. So will you.

No need for any specialised software either, just click the link and play away.

PLAY THE GAME

Brought to you by: Alcohol, American tourists in Europe, frustration, dualist perspectives, and unjustified generalizations.

If you are an American male or female citizen reading this post, I would like you to reach down into your pants and touch your proverbial balls. Do you feel something? Good. Now stop being such god damn pussies (so to speak). I’m tired of hearing all the Americans in Europe bitching about how the US sucks, how president Bush is an idiot, and how everything in America is going downhill. No shit! It’s wonderful you came to this profound realization seven years too late. And to clarify, the current conditions we are dealing with aren’t a result of the Bush presidency, but the general decline of society in the US over the past few decades. Of course, that would require some actual insight by some of you, which at times seems too much to ask for. But I’m going off on a tangent.

I write to tell you that there’s hope. This isn’t the manufactured, rhetorical hope that Obama is spouting nor is it the blind and wishful hope that other institutions have been peddling for centuries. I’m talking about jumping off the “America sucks” band wagon, thinking progressively, and actually doing something. Criticizing the United States at this point in time is like being critical and concerned with Britney Spears. Everyone knows something needs to change, so get off your asses and do something about it. Do something in whatever area interests you, whether it is law, movies, acting, dancing, cooking, just do something in your own little way. Stop counting on someone else, grab your nuts, and act.

As the Zen demon once said:
Now! Now! Now! Now! Now! Now! Now! Now! Now!

“I was at the Kerry speech today, sitting 2 rows away from all the action. I’ll let you know how it really went down.

The forum was going to be over at 2 pm, and Kerry spoke for so long that the Q and A portion had to be shortened. He only got through about 7 of the 50 people who were waiting to ask questions. While the final question was being read, some douchebag ran down the aisle, grabbed the mic from the other side of the room, interrupted the kid who was talking, and started yelling at Kerry, demanding that his questions be heard. He started ranting about how Kerry talks in circles or something, and everyone was getting annoyed. The cops are all over him in no time and try to escort him out, but he starts yelling and resisting. Kerry insists that they let him stay and even agrees to answer his question.

After the interrupted guy’s question was answered, Kerry keeps his promise and lets the angry guy talk. This is the point where people started taking their cameras and phones out. All the videos floating around youtube start around here. You can see in the videos that his questioning gets kind of inappropriate, so somebody cut his mic. Instead of shutting up, he starts yelling and making an even bigger scene. He struggled all the way up the aisle, and started violently trying to free himself. They threatened to taze him and he wouldnt stop fighting, so he got tazed. They only had to arrest him because he was causing a disruption and wouldn’t leave peacefully. He wasn’t being silenced for asking tough questions, trust me.

It’s a shame that they had to taze the guy, but he had a chance to calm down and didn’t take it. He probably didn’t pose a physical threat to anybody in the room, but someone can’t just hijack the floor of a forum like that and expect not to get kicked out. This wasn’t some poor guy who was brutalized for trying to ask some tough questions. He’s just an obnoxious guy who had a fit when there wasn’t time for his questions and refused to be calm even when he was given the chance to speak. He was looking for trouble, and everyone applauded when he was forced to leave.”

UPDATE:

The source of this eyewitness account can be found here. I apologize for not posting this link earlier, I was unaware of its origin.

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Meyer

UPDATE: If you are really interested in this case I encourage you to read this interview with Andrew Meyer. It seems that a lot of the points argued in the discussion have been misconstrued or blatantly false.

Breaking News!

Today, a student (identified as Andrew Meyer) asked a few questions of John Kerry during his visit to Gainesville but the cops didn’t like his demeanor. According to witnesses the student entered the room with several cops in tow. Andrew Meyer asked questions pertaining to Kerry’s failure to contest the presidential election results of 2004, the call to impeach president Bush, and Kerry’s membership in the secret society known as Skull and Bones. He was clearly accusatory and emotional in his speech but one must ask whether he deserved what came next.

AFTER six police officers held the student to the ground, they proceeded to taser him amongst his screams for help.

His cries can be clearly heard in the video below:

“What have I done? What I have I done? Get away from me. Get off of me! What did I do? Help me! Help. Please, don’t taser me!”

Andrew Meyer’s screams are a frightening reminder of how times have changed. A college student armed with only a book and a few pointed questions can be threatened, forced to the ground, and tasered. Meyer has been charged with disrupting a public event and placed in the Alachua County Jail. An investigation will examine whether the police were justified in using such force.

The student’s biggest mistake was not allowing himself to get arrested/escorted out after his diatribe. Although the question remains. For doing what?

A much higher quality video is available here.

UPDATE:

NBC6 News is reporting: “After a scuffle on the ground, Meyer was tasered and handcuffed“. Please, watch the video above and see the extent of Andrew Meyer’s resistance before being tasered.

Read an eyewitness account of the taser incident.

And happy Constitution Day to all!

UPDATE: I have decided to close comments due to the inordinate number of pointless and hateful messages this post has brought. The traffic accompanying this post does little to enhance the discussion or the overall quality of this site.

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, has passed away. So it goes. Vonnegut wrote 14 novels.

My first Vonnegut book was Mother Night which I received from a teacher in high school. The predicament of the main character hit close to home, being required to act as a patriot for two countries while not really caring for either.

Kurt Vonnegut:

In 1944 he was shipped to Europe with the 106th Infantry Division and shortly saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge. With his unit nearly destroyed, he wandered behind enemy lines for several days until he was captured and sent to a prisoner of war camp near Dresden, the architectural jewel of Germany.
Assigned by his captors to make vitamin supplements, he was working with other prisoners in an underground meat locker when British and American war planes started carpet bombing the city, creating a firestorm above him. The work detail saved his life.
Afterward, he and his fellow prisoners were assigned to remove the dead.

Vonnegut was a humanist; he served as Honorary President of the American Humanist Association, having replaced Isaac Asimov in what Vonnegut called “that totally functionless capacity”.

With his columns for In These Times, he began a blistering attack on the administration of President George W. Bush and the Iraq war. “By saying that our leaders are power-drunk chimpanzees, am I in danger of wrecking the morale of our soldiers fighting and dying in the Middle East?” he wrote. “Their morale, like so many bodies, is already shot to pieces. They are being treated, as I never was, like toys a rich kid got for Christmas in December.”

Krysta Now

Krysta Now, I have yet to read a more prolific and exquisite piece than this. Spiritual Synergy. Haikus from the summer collection also available on her website Krysta Now.

Teen Horniness Is Not A Crime

Teen horniness is not a crime
Keep an open heart and an open mind
Cause these statistics do not lie
Just ask those nerds who shot up Columbine

They weren’t gettin’ laid
No
They weren’t getting’ laid
So

Teen horniness is a state of mind
Not a sin but a natural urge
You gotta purge
Gotta splurge
While you still can

Birth control
Condoms
The morning after pill

It’s your stupid legislation
In an overcrowded nation
Now you acting crazy
Cause a zygote ain’t no baby

Copyright 2008
Krysta NRG Productions, LLC

 

Treer

A German company known as ”TREER” may have designed a revolutionary new automobile. Their site features what appears to be an advertisement in which two cars have sex.

Who knows what all this could mean.

 

Welcome kids! Put on your thinking caps and your Skepti-X goggles! It’s another fun filled episode of ‘Ego Trippers’.

Pat Robertson, US televangelist, founder of numerous organizations and corporations, including the American Center for Law and Justice, Christian Broadcasting Network, the Christian Coalition, Flying Hospital, International Family Entertainment, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation, Regent University, and host of The 700 Club- has received a message from God.

It has been revealed to the major public voice for conservative Christianity in the United States that America will be attacked in the second half of 2007.

“I’m not saying necessarily nuclear, the Lord didn’t say nuclear,” Mr Robertson said on his television show The 700 Club. “It’ll be mass killing, possibly millions of people, major cities.

“The evil people will come after this country and there’s a possibility, not a possibility, a definite certainty, that chaos is going to rule.”

Mr Robertson told viewers they should not be afraid because “if you get blown up or something, you go to heaven; that’s the worst thing that will happen to you”.

I certainly hope no one gets “blown up or something”- you’d think God would have a slightly more articulate message. It seems to me the ultra-conservative Christians are losing ground and need a little fear-mongering to get people back in line.

Also- In May 2006, Robertson declared that storms and possibly a tsunami would hit America’s coastline sometime in 2006. Robertson supposedly received this revelation from God during an annual personal prayer retreat. He also claimed on his website that he can leg-press 2,000lb, thanks to an energy drink he once promoted.

Remember:

The televangelist: “I think what God meant to say…”
Bill Hicks: I have never been that confident.

“A fascist state needs to operate in conditions of perpetual fear. Have you ever noticed how the world has been in constant crisis since World War II?”

Happy new year to all of you visiting Animam Recro – both me and the Knight wish you all the best (with all the sincerity we can muster) in the new year and more good times to come.

And why not make this year’s resolution a wish to make all your future resolutions (whether new year or not) come true? Strengthen your will and create some positive change using this traditional yearly ritual. Magic is what you wish for.

Merry christmas boys and girls, it’s been a long and yet very fulfilling year, slightly less fulfilling for those of you foolish enough to watch the political scene with any degree of seriousness. Those of you who will be reading our blog probably will possess a functioning sense of humour and will carry less emotional scars as a consequence.

I shall not bore you with more words and I won’t follow in Knight’s footsteps and  scare you with tales of teenage drug abuse – it is christmas afterall and reality is far behind us. As it should be.

So merry christmas to those who celebrate them, a chuckle to those who don’t.
See you around.

Hello to you, fellow explorers of human consciousness, seekers of truth in the human potential, fools and heroes alike. I have been sleeping for a very long time – embroiled in human drama, my obsessions, lowly pleasures (of which I never receive enough) and most of all the pressing need to earn some money in order to survive in London (it was getting too cold for my garbage container lodgings under Tower Bridge where I normally reside during summer). Following five months of failure and success, I emerge the same old sheik of literal nonsense, none the wiser for it.

Now, I have very little to report – very little that would be of interest, and even less that I would be willing to share. Most that I have to hide is riddled with dishonesty and shame, most that I would share is tainted by arrogance – which I fail to subdue on a monthly basis. C’est la vie. That’s life – you battle on.

I have come up with some new material for Tempus Trinus and the Squirrel Hunting Society blogs – it will all be posted shortly, I promise more than a marginal increase in overall humour and jokiness. As to Animam Recro, I may post some psychological thoughts that I have had over the months, maybe a post about christmas advertising – a phenomenon that deserves closer scrutiny than most admit. Maybe some book reviews, who knows.

So stay tuned and thank the Monochromatic Knight and his 10 fingers of magical creation for keeping this blog alive, well and interesting.

I am aware of the recent lack of content on this blog. I could offer numerous excuses, yet this one is most true – I have currently run out of creative energy that I would like to share with the outside world. I am certain that I will start writing again as soon as I have more time and less duties to satisfy.

As far as I am aware the Monochromatic Knight is in a similar position and is over-burdened with his studies and personal life. Do not blame us for not having time to write – we are only human and have other priorities in our lives.

In the meantime enjoy all the wonderful articles we have written over the months and check from time to time for new content – it is coming.

The squirrels are at it again. For more news on the current squirrel situation and the danger facing us all, look no farther than the Squirrel Hunting Society. My alter-ego has been hard at work finding new stories to tell and more jokes to share. It’s time that you had a look for yourself.

The first article I ever posted on this blog was a report of my visit to the Fellowship of Friends in London. I still find this entry very meaningful and both the writing of the report and its consequences fill me full of joy to this day.

The reason is simple – Fellowship of Friends is a cult. It has destroyed people’s lives, taken their money, alienated people from their friends and family. All of this for the vague promise of spiritual fulfillment and the possibility of ‘awakening’, not to mention the terror technique of scaring people by informing them that the only after-life that exists is achievable through joining the cult. Read the report and see for yourself how it all went.

Now, since writing that report months ago I have had a lot of comments and discussions about it. I believe that by writing this report I have helped some people become less naive and watch their backs where no one else can do it for them. I have also been a target of a fair amount of verbal and digital attacks from the defenders of the Fellowship, which was interesting.

What I don’t understand is this: my article was 10th or 11th on google after searching for the Fellowship of Friends (hence a lot of people got to read it) but now it is nowhere to be found – I searched for a while but it was as if my article vanished from the google database. Luckily enough the first entry in google is still an anti-cult informative website and not the Fellowship website (as it has been before) – there is some fairness in the world. But what has happened to the animamrecro report? I offer sweets and soft hugs to anyone who can offer me an answer.

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