Why People Die Forever…

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One time Old Man said to Old Woman, “People will never die.”

Oh! ” said Old Woman, “that will never do; because, if people live always, there will be too many people in the world.”

“Well,” said, Old Man, “we do not want to die forever. We shall die for four days and then come to life again.”

“Oh, no!” said Old Woman, “it will be better to die forever, so that we shall be sorry for each other.”

“Well,” said Old Man, “we will decide this way. We will throw a buffalo chip into the water. If it sinks, we will die forever; if it floats, we shall live again.”

“Well,” said Old Woman, “throw it in.”

Now, Old Woman had great power, and she caused the chip to turn into a stone, so it sank. So when we die, we die forever.


Enter the Void

Just saw the film Enter the Void recently. Well, it kinda tripped me out.. Labeled a “psychedelic melodrama” by the director Gaspar Noé , it really does uhh pull you into “a void” of sorts. The storyline and character development is sorta sophomoric but that’s not what this film is about. The film lures you in like a nightmare does. What really stays with you is the visual experience and camera work which is certainly out to blow some minds. You get a feel of what it’s like to have an out of body experience and that’s certainly worth admission to visit “the void”. Visually oriented and kinetic, it’s a shame it totally flopped at the box office. Perhaps it just might become a cult film of sorts for all the weird ones staying up late into the night thinking about death and smoking DMT. If you’re up for a trip into the afterlife, have read the Tibetan Book of the Dead and want to see one artists interpretation of what happens when you die, then check it out. Just make sure to watch it real late into the night, alone..

Altered States XXYYXX DMT

Saw this film before my lights went out during Sandy and just loved all the trippy scenes. Here’s my edit of the film mixed with the song “DMT” by XXYYXX. Turn up your subs, free your mind and enjoy the trip..

The Man Who Saved the World by Doing Nothing..

Sounds like the title of a sci-fi short story that Philip K Dick forgot to write but this is indeed a very real story. Just past midnight on September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov found himself in a very Phildickian predicament. He was the duty officer at the command center for the Oko nuclear early-warning system when the system reported a missile being launched from the United States. His decision to do ‘nothing’ and have faith that it was a false alarm changed the fate of our entire planet by preventing what would have surely spelled the beginning of WW3. Just like the main protagonist of a PKD story, he was just a regular guy who somehow found himself in the midst of an extraordinary paranoia filled situation. His Kairos moment, saving the world by doing nothing has a very nice zen koan feel to it. Phil would have had a great chuckle.. as well as a frightening moment of realization, that being, as tiny and insignificant as we humans seem to be in this infinitely strange universe, the universe sometimes plays a game with us by letting us make the ‘big decisions’ at the most random moments and watch in horror or relief as the ripples our actions or ‘non-actions’ create literally save or destroy the world.


Love it to Death…

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To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you’re getting this down.  (Sonja in Love and Death)

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Happy Chinese New Year!

This is the year of the snake. So here’s Salma Hayek dancing with one. It’s great. She gets her toes sucked by Tarantino too.

And if you’re into astrology, my friends at darkstar do a great job at outlining this new years new moon here

Here’s an astrochart I made. I’ve thrown in some extra lil fun asteroids for shading:

astro chart chinese new year 2013