February 22, 2011

Whole World Needs to Have a Drink, Take a Bong Hit, and Just Sit DOWN!

Is it just me or is it getting far too hot in the realm of the humans? I mean you got your fake doctors, your Libya shockers, your Constitution mockers, your earthquakes shaking, your Mideast baking, your president flaking, your unions taking, your liberals lying, your traditions dying, your bullets flying, your oil sky-highing.

Whew! Here's a shout-out for a time out.

Video by way of Sippican who notes: Forget Mordor; One Does Not Simply Walk Into The Third Rock From The Sun

Posted by Vanderleun at February 22, 2011 11:25 AM
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Thanks Vanderleun for the music. How did i never hear of Kyuss before? It sounds like Metallica-Climax Blues Band-Blue Cheer-Wishbone Ash.

Posted by: hava at February 22, 2011 12:50 PM

It's surreal. And so is the video. Thanks.

Posted by: RedCarolina at February 22, 2011 1:34 PM

Man, right you izz. Any day now I expect to see cats and dogs cohabitating together, even fornicating, maybe even procreating.

We be living in interesting times, very interesting times indeed. I have a strong suspicion it’s gonn’a get even more interesting before too long. But a timeout, a couple of ‘em in fact, is in order. And not one those chincy 30 second ones, no sirree Jim Bobcat tail. We need one of those breaks in the action where the refs forget about looking at their watches…get talking about where their gonn’a eat tonight…checking out the cheerleaders and the babes in the stands…

’Cause my hands on my hips, my chest is a heavin’, I’m wondering if I can make another play and no amount of Gatorade is gonn’a help...freakin' asshole coach is laughing at me...

Posted by: tim at February 22, 2011 1:37 PM


I just wish the SHTF happened when I was around 30 and not 49...

I'm a thinkin that I need to start doing a few situps and pullups and pushups..

Maybe its culture or maybe its just me.. but I tend to analyze and resolve dilemmas in light of scripture and movie themes.. Sounds weird, but thats just me.

In light of scripture... and spiritual warfare (see mark driscoll's take on it) at...


And in light of movies themes...Maybe because all truths are Gods truths and sometimes movie ideas/themes can be a "Meta" thread running through civilization. So I hearken back to "Highlander" and the "Quickening".

Combine the two and you come up with an adequate explanation of where we find ourselves..

Its been my experience in the world so far that when people get their "chaos on" they only take it off when its ripped to threads and they are either exhausted or dead.

Take your breaks where you find them and put on the full armor..

Posted by: Bill Henry at February 22, 2011 2:21 PM

Mark Driscoll is running a fake church. Rubber crutch there my friend.

Posted by: pbird at February 22, 2011 2:46 PM


Never hurts to check for yourself my friend. As I am sure you are a man of his own mind... I am as well. No slight intended. I just find it hard to conceptualize the existential without some frame of reference. Some basis for truth. To quote Yeats slightly out of context...

"TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."

See ya

Posted by: Bill Henry at February 22, 2011 3:29 PM

Gerard, you old hippie... :-)

This reminds me ever so slightly of Jimmy Page's "White Summer." Here it is, in its original 1967 version by The Yardbirds:


Posted by: Skorpion at February 22, 2011 6:48 PM

You done gone way too Berkeley 60s on this for me. I see John and Yoko on their honeymoon...gives me the willies....far from relaxing, I say this kind of 'coolness' is what brought us to the mess we're at today. Ugh...double ugh....ugh cubed!

Posted by: Webutante at February 23, 2011 4:25 AM

You need to avoid taking things too literally. But I take your point.

Posted by: vanderleun at February 23, 2011 8:07 AM

I liked it.. should have just said that before..

Posted by: Bill Henry at February 23, 2011 8:16 AM

I really needed that. Thx ~D

Posted by: DeAnn at February 23, 2011 9:17 AM

I say this kind of 'coolness' is what brought us to the mess we're at today

Bingo. In fact, Double Bingo. Further, here's an extensive quote from Stephen Hunter's latest that says the whole thing. I saw it from ground level, and I've never heard it expressed better than this:

The West...has been destroyed by the people it was built to protect: its women.

The West lasted from AD 732, when Charles Martel defeated the Muslims at Tours, until 1960, where it fell without a battle. In 1960, the birth control pill became widely available. Many think of it as heaven, sexual nirvana, the route to self-expression, wish fulfillment, and liberation for millions of women. I think of it as Auschwitz in a bottle. It was and is genocide, as, using it, the women of my generation happily traded off 1,200 years of unparalleled growth, wealth, security stability, scientific and ethical progress for a second BMW in the garage. The West ceased producing at a sustainable rate, while Islam continued to populate the world. You may look elsewhere for the demographics. This fact cannot be avoided: we Westerners currently may be analogized to upper-class Brits on the deck of the Titanic, April 12, 1912. My, my, why is the great ship tilting a bit? Why, dear, it's probably some minor malfunction that the handsome young men will soon fix. Meanwhile, may I have another aperitif, steward?

But not only did the pill doom the West from without by limiting population, it destroyed the culture from within by destroying the gyroscope of civilization - that is, the balance between the sexes. The sexes had existed for that glorious 1,200-year span in a kind of brilliant equipoise: men provided and protected, women nourished and nurtured. It was a sublimely efficient system, if harsh. The result was generation after generation of bold, intelligent, hardy risk takers, driven by their fathers' sense of duty but made compassionate by their mothers' mercy. They were afraid of nothing, committed to a larger thing than themselves, all united in their confident sense of destiny. The men did what they had to do, the women did what they had to do. Together, they built a thing called civilization. In all realms, from the scientific to the industrial to the aesthetic to the military to the intellectual and the medical, Western thought and culture prevailed. It was extraordinary, and it seems even now absurd that we threw it away in a single generation.

After 1960, the dominos fell quickly. Once the size of a family could be controlled, it shrank; women returned to the workplace. Soon - believe me, I am not arguing that they are "dumb" or in any way "inferior" - they were making equal or even more than the males, so male authority was challenged and, metaphorically, that leveraged and ultimately destroyed the whole concept of authority. Simultaneously, with small family size, more was invested in each of 2.4 children, so that the death of one meant a shattering emotional wastage. Soldiers could no longer died in the thousands, much less the hundreds. Without defenders, we are doomed.

Rock on, kids.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at February 23, 2011 9:52 AM

What's the link for that essay?

Posted by: vanderleun at February 23, 2011 11:32 AM

Right on guys..... T'was really Betty Friedan in the garden tempting poor Eve, whispering....You don't really believe you're happy, do you? Do you truly think your life has meaning,you poor thing? Come now, I have a better way... if you'll just take an itsy bite of this apple you'll never be subjugated again---of course you're subjugated m'dear, or bored or wondering what you'll have to fix your chimpanzee of a husband for dinner again.....and you can have sex anyway you want.... and wait until I tell you about a little secret I have about unwanted pregnancy....come now, take, eat.....it's just a little apple. Not only will you be as God, you'll also be greater than the man from whose rib you came....what part of dethroning the order and creation of things isn't delicious to you?

Posted by: Webutante at February 23, 2011 12:13 PM

Yes, Rob. Link us all up. That was brilliant!

Posted by: Jewel at February 23, 2011 12:14 PM

Whoah! That's groovy man!

Posted by: pdwalker at February 25, 2011 7:10 AM

Gerard - let us into the secret. How in Hell's name do you manage to get such good quality audio on the links and clips that you provide? Better'n all the rest!

Posted by: Frank P at February 25, 2011 12:06 PM

There are a number of things one can do to manipulate the quality and size and nature of embeds. You just have to modify the code away from the default. Sometimes you have to add certain flags and other bits of code to the embed code itself.

Example: You can control when the clip starts (although not when it ends) by inserting &start=n where n is the number of seconds into the clip where you want it to start.

Posted by: vanderleun at February 25, 2011 2:05 PM

The quote is from "Dead Zero" by Stephen Hunter

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