Consumerism & Pop Culture

After watching another pointless episode of the original staged reality TV show - ACA it got me thinking - How does this end up in our living room? The whole basis of tonight’s episode was to put two groups at war with one another in the same room and see what happens.

Seriously - when you put a bunch of hoons and cops in the same room what do you think is going to happen?? will the cops will let the hoons do burnouts? or will the hoons decide to crush their own cars? maybe they’ll kiss and make up? it worries me to think what they will have on next week to brain wash us with - who knows maybe Jews & Arabs??

Upon deeper though it occured to me that the reason behind this is to sell another TV set for Harvey Norman - ironically enough to allow us to watch more of the aforementioned.

Sadly, not even the radio is safe. what is it about music that continuously fails to “Connect” with the soul. honestly is there anybody out there that believes “call me Maybe” connects with them on any form of level?

Or again is it just another way of selling space for an advertisement?

When will the shift take place where someone is recognised for composing something of musical significance - and not for ts commercial viability?

To use another analogy here, take Warhols can of soup as an art form. It highlights the idea that art is everywhere and if we see it often enough we lose sight of the idea that it can be seen as art.

This can be applied on many levels when something is mass produced and pushed upon us day in day out for a length of time, eventually we become immune to it. It loses its appeal. Eventually people look to something different to stimulate the senses - something like a Piccasso for example. (at least until the senses become immune to that.)

Where am i going with all this?

I for one am so tired of being requested to cover the music that fails so badly at connecting with my soul.

I am sick of re heating Campbells soup night after night looking at that plain label. where is the next Picasso that is going to force me to ask questions about things I never thought of asking? or getting back to my main point - where is the music that is going to connect to the soul - The music that will make your feet move, your head think and your heart feel?

A.

#consumerism #mainstream #popculture

What’s is it about bill hicks and his ability to describe exactly how I feel?

What’s is it about bill hicks and his ability to describe exactly how I feel?

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She said she loved me but when she left she took the TV, the bed, and the VCR. Guess when we were at home and she said “I love you, I love you, I love you” I must have been standing in front of the TV, the bed, or the VCR. So like an idiot, I believed her. I love you, you big 19 incher…Thanks honey. It’s what she can’t have. Now the Toshiba’s gone. What am I going to do, get bitter?

You can‘t get bitter man. Just because someone tells you that they love you, and then they leave. You gotta think there‘s a reason. You‘ve gotta find a bright side. You‘ve gotta move on after they leave…you know what? I’m glad she left. It helped my career. Because I’m driven now. I’m driven by a fantasy.

A fantasy that one day this girl who I loved more than anything in the world - and she said she loved me - then left, that one day she’s going to be living somewhere, in a trailer park, living with this ex-welder, 600 pounds, fur all over his back, drinks beer, farts, belches, beats the kids, watches the Dukes Of Hazzard every night - and has to have it explained to him.

She‘s going to have nine little kids with rickets, bring home dead animals from the side of the road for them to eat at night, dirt in their hair, birds in their face, and rats laying eggs in their ears every night.

One night that welder’s going to be making love to her, he‘s going to be on top, suddenly his heart’s going to explode and she‘s going to be trapped under 600 pounds of flaccid, fish belly cellulite, shifting like the tides of the oceans, as blood, phlegm and bile pour out of his mouth and nose, into her face, and just before she drowns in that tepid puddle of afterbirth,she‘s going to turn to The Tonight Show on TV:

And I‘m going to be on it.

Bill Hicks “You can’t get bitter”

What doesnt kill you only makes you stronger.

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fuckyeahcycling:

Tour de France 2012 | Stage 17
Egoi Martinez and a fan who has lost his clothes.  Motobike man at the back does not approve!
(I’ve edited the photo - badly - to prevent unexpected nudity on your dash, full version viewable via Photo from Getty Images)

fuckyeahcycling:

Tour de France 2012 | Stage 17

Egoi Martinez and a fan who has lost his clothes.  Motobike man at the back does not approve!

(I’ve edited the photo - badly - to prevent unexpected nudity on your dash, full version viewable via Photo from Getty Images)

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discoverynews:

Why Supermarket Tomatoes Taste Like Cardboard
Supermarket tomatoes may look pretty, but the gene mutation that makes them look good also makes them taste terrible.
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discoverynews:

Why Supermarket Tomatoes Taste Like Cardboard

Supermarket tomatoes may look pretty, but the gene mutation that makes them look good also makes them taste terrible.

keep reading

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Well it should be, but the problem is the number one big business in the world right now that’s suppressing it is the pharmaceutical companies and they’re already a huge thing in this country. There’s already a massive means for pharmaceutical drugs, a massive market for them and a massive black market as well. I would say that the illegal market for pharmaceutical drugs is fucking enormous. So they don’t want marijuana in any shape or form, they don’t want anything that you can grow yourself and use as a substitution for any of their products. So if they can find some way to demonize any natural substitution, absolutely they will, just as a matter of good business. They don’t even realize how evil it is to try to make a helpful, beneficial plant with ten thousand plus years of human use … to make that illegal, they don’t even realize how evil that is. They just do it because they’re a business. They do it for profit.
Joe Rogan on legalizing marijuana. 

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faunachimps:

This is Rachel, a 30 year-old chimpanzee who lives at Fauna. Prior to coming to the sanctuary in 1997, Rachel endured 11 years in isolation as a research laboratory subject enduring horrendous treatments, including being anesthetized 235 times during testing for artificial sweeteners for NutraSweet.
Although she will never likely recover from the emotional trauma of this chapter of her life, she is now out of harms-way and gets to hang-around out in the sunshine blowing bubbles!
Read more about Rachel’s story here: http://www.faunafoundation.org/html/newsletter15.html


Anyone out there a fan of nutrasweet??

faunachimps:

This is Rachel, a 30 year-old chimpanzee who lives at Fauna. Prior to coming to the sanctuary in 1997, Rachel endured 11 years in isolation as a research laboratory subject enduring horrendous treatments, including being anesthetized 235 times during testing for artificial sweeteners for NutraSweet.

Although she will never likely recover from the emotional trauma of this chapter of her life, she is now out of harms-way and gets to hang-around out in the sunshine blowing bubbles!

Read more about Rachel’s story here: http://www.faunafoundation.org/html/newsletter15.html

Anyone out there a fan of nutrasweet??

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We live in a world where John Lennon was murdered yet Barry Manilow continues to put out albums. That’s where we live.
Bill Hicks (via billhicks)

Yep. Unfortunately we do. :(

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discoverynews:

Male Spiders Castrate Themselves to Fight Better
Castrated males are better fighters because they are not weighed down by their manhood.
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Images: Nephilengys malabarensis male and female showing extreme sexual dimorphism where the much smaller male is resting on the female’s abdomen after escaping from female cannibalism via emasculation during copulation. Credit: Qi Qi Lee

Wow, that’s dedication to the cause.

discoverynews:

Male Spiders Castrate Themselves to Fight Better

Castrated males are better fighters because they are not weighed down by their manhood.

keep reading

Images: Nephilengys malabarensis male and female showing extreme sexual dimorphism where the much smaller male is resting on the female’s abdomen after escaping from female cannibalism via emasculation during copulation. Credit: Qi Qi Lee

Wow, that’s dedication to the cause.

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I like the contrast in this photo. It was taken during autumn. You can see winter pushing summer out for the season.

I like the contrast in this photo. It was taken during autumn. You can see winter pushing summer out for the season.