In one of those “weirdly ironical” twists, yesterday’s really bad mood was both accentuated and relieved by a report on my local morning news that the Ohio State Fair would be opening today, and that the fair’s annual Butter Cow was all ready to go. I mean really, cows sculpted from butter? Life here in “The First World” is just so damned hard! :roll:
But that report did at least remind me of these hilarious Weird Al Yankovic videos… ;)
Have you ever been so depressed that all your thoughts begin to seem like one long, whining, drone? Well, that’s how I felt yesterday, and why I couldn’t muster up the energy to post these great MetalGuruMessiah videos until now.
This life, it ain’t easy man. I mean, should I attempt to clear out a space for myself in the crowd? Or would I be better off striking out on my own?
And I’ll be damned if I don’t see nails everywhere I look! ;)
My friend Rosie shared these two great videos on Facebook yesterday…
I simply haven’t been able to get this song out of my head since fellow blogger Poietes posted it on Tuesday. I mean, seriously, is there a better testament to the state of our world today?
Philadelphia Freedom may not be my favorite Elton John song, but it holds a special place in my heart because it came out during the winter of My International Incident in Panama…
I didn’t actually hear the song until after I returned to the states in February of 1976, but it will always stand as a reminder of just how good it felt to be back home again, and, not to mention, free!
Last night I watched the 2nd episode from the 3rd season of another show that really excites and engages me – TNT’s Perception. I wrote about it a year ago as well (in a post that also went almost completely unnoticed) and its longevity has surprised me even more that of Continuum. And yet here I am, writing about it again. Hell, maybe you do have to be crazy to get it, but there’s apparently crazy enough to go around!
The heart wants what the heart wants, right? And whether it’s for love, family, a better world, or merely to survive, we all feel the urge to fight for what we want despite the obstacles standing in our way – even when the odds against us seem impossibly high. Struggles such as that, IMHO, are perhaps the essential defining characteristic of our species – the one thing we all have in common regardless of where we come from as individuals. And when we, as individuals, look for something to inspire us – to make the odds we face seem less insurmountable somehow – there’s just nothing like a bigger-than-life tale of heroism, true or fictional, to do the trick.
The SyFy Channel series Continuum is one such tale.