DMCA Takedown notices

Disrespect to Matthew lillard and George clooney for sending me takedown notices about torrenting their crappy sophomoric drivel. i don’t normal mention things i hate(or at least i’m trying to do so less). but, for idtorrentthat we might need to make an exception. there are ways to avoid this:

used to be avoiding big releases would help but no longer

you can get VPN access. be careful who you use as they may have a policy of turning over your ip when asked. also, count on speeds being limited even though they advertise unlimited. If what you’re getting is “free” you are the product being sold

there is still usenet but it’s become much less functional in recent months. releases are becoming incomplete after a few hours because you know DMCA. try and go with a dutch server like maybe tweaknews?

remember if you do get a takedown notice with links to a site like https://www.copyrightsettlements.com/ or http://www.respectcopyrights.org/ don’t click on it! if you think life sucks when you get harassing emails and maybe a temporary suspension of internet access just know: IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE IF YOU GIVE COPYRIGHT LAWYERS ANY INFORMATION IDENTIFYING YOURSELF.

FUUCCCKKKK!!! that is all.

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Be your own superhero.

Superhero movies are always popular and lately abundant.  And the question is so often asked, why?  Is it because we as humans so often feel powerless?  We often imagine God or some magical comic book character coming along to “save the day” as if there were simple answers to complex issues that dog us at every turn.  But, if we knew what life was worth we would seek our Heaven on Earth.  Most research into art effecting life has show that art reflects life, not the other way around.  At best, the arts can inspire individuals.

My siblings and I would often stare into the sky as children.  I can’t help but think that we were (and still are) like babies in a crib looking for someone to come along and lift us up out of our miserable existence.  *sigh* But, it has become apparent in the last 30 years or so that no one is coming to save us.  We must become our own superheroes.

I have composed here an incomplete list of films that point in that direction.  Experimenting with a simpler, less youtube based format here, fo the sake of all the clutter.  As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Superheroes
These guys are vigilantes at worst, mildly misguided philanthropists at best.  If you’re a voyeur who actually glances at reality TV or even mentions celeb gossip in passing you are bound to enjoy this actually unscripted still interesting documentary.

Super
How about that rape scene?  I mean srsly Juno, why you gotta rape Dwight so hard?  that’s just wrong.  If that gave me an erection, what does it say about me?

Defendor
Deepest role I’ve ever seen Woody play.  Couldn’t stop laughing at this very serious film that delves into the way archetypes are used to redefine situations so that ppl can understand them better, and how much can be misinterpreted within that process.

Inseparable
Most asian films get an absurdly high rating on IMDB because their countrymen vot them up for patriotism.  This one actually deserves it.

Alter Egos
As does this one.

Casablanca
Best propaganda of the 20th century.

The Message
Best propaganda of the 21st century, so far.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Ai Weiwei is the motherfucking truth y’all.

Life of Pi
First half is way too preachy and up its own ass.  Secound half redeems.

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Hushpuppy might be the greatest hero of them all.

Actual N***

this is how we actually feel about your use of the n-word okay. just because you play a bunch of video games does not make you nerd. we were nerd before nerd was cool and will continue as such. you think you know, but you have no idea. that is all.

Cop Shows

First off, the three best cop shows of note happen to be quite recent. They are:

#1 The Wire (2002–2008)

if you haven’t watched it, why?

#2 The Shadow Line (2011– )

tough getting through the first episode.  but it really pays off after that.  all kinds of twists and turns and shit.  kind of like Lost but like better and realer.  a real thriller.  Must see.

#3 Southland (2009– )

gritty.  corrupt.  no one case per episode tied nicely in a little bow.

But, there are others, obviously. Lots of them suck. Most have three to four letter acronyms in their titles.

NTSF:SD:SUV (2011– )

pokes fun at them on adult swim but it’s pretty hard to parody something that is already a parody of itself.

There are a few newcomers this season, including:

Copper (2012– )

This season’s absolutely must watch can’t miss.  If you only have time for one show this would defiantly be a great choice.

The Bletchley Circle (2012– )

This is the shit right here.  these british bitches be all like getting on this case of this serial murder raper on their own they’re not even cops or anything cause their lives seem boring after years of service during the war.  doods will like the violence and the scary and chicks will love the period costumes.  bitches love period costumes.  I like the fuck out of this!

Elementary (2012– )

kind of sucks but i still watch it anyway.  Elementary and Sherlock on the BBC and Sherlock Holmes movies all have big problems with compliance to the source material. holmes ain’t holmes w/o his cocaine. and if there ain’t no gay closeted bullshit between holmes and watson there ain’t no story.

Consumerism

So after six weeks of absence I’m back. got a lot of lists for posts started up but just haven’t gotten around to posting with like words and stuff.  Coffee has changed my perspective slightly. You know sometimes you try to strike up a conversation with strangers in public and shit just doesn’t go as well as you’d hoped.  I’m not sure if no one understands me because I’m fucked up or because they’re fucked up or if the whole society as a whole is the culprit.  Thought I’d throw some titles about it out here right quick.

ReGeneration (2010)

I am too awash in ennui to write anything.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)

http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org/  We know almost nothing about cancer in general.  Cancer is a lot more complicated than people would like to think.  even detecting breast cancer and treating it may very well be shortening the lives of women as a whole, but is certainly shortening the lives of individuals in the population, which isn’t to say you shouldn’t get a mamogram, but is to say that life can’t be boiled down into a 30 second sound bite.  No one knows where ‘the cure’ will come from.  But, We do know that buying pink crap, and walking en mas will not help.

One Way to Valhalla (2009)

why do we live the lives that we do?  eating the same boring food.  taking the same drugs.  buing the same crap, that we just throw away.  days turn into decades.  still, the same meaningless goals take priority over our lives.  Then one day, BAM! head injury.

99 francs (2007)

Ahhhhh… cynical surrealism, how you comfort me so.

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

The far right and the far left have so much more in common than most people would admit.

Yo  holler back!  Have you been watching anything?  Or, just drawing and writing?  Somebody write a comment about this!  Recommend further watching and books and articles and shit.