Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I like this 3:

"If humans died in a healthy culture, they would not lock out the earth in metal coffins and carve their names on stone monuments, but would instead place the naked body in the earth and plant a tree above the silent heart."
-William Irwin Thompson

I stole this from a fellow blogger.

I think it would be really wonderful if we did that - plant trees on behalf of the deceased, one per body. Cemeteries could be forests. I just thought of how beautiful that would be. No tombstones, no crazy-expensive coffins, but an immediate response to the loss of a life; that is, starting the cycle for a new life by planting a seed.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I like this 2:

"Only shout when spoken to,Curse your way through church and school, And mess around with father's power tools."

Monday, October 19, 2009

This is a test

Test, originally uploaded by OrianaJV.

I can send pictures from Flickr to Blogger but it doesn't let me have the photostream on my glob. There's a Gadget that allows it but it can't find my Flickr.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Exotic Eats Gone Wild!

Dear Globlets,

As you may or may not know, I am a fan of cephalopods. They're extremely intelligent, extremely cool, and extremely tasty. Just take a look at this National Geographic video of the sneaky-snake, shape/shade-shifting, camouflaging creatures of the sea.

Also, as you may or may not know, I am a fan of food. I'll eat almost any food, be it haggis (which I still have to try, but I've had and love pâté), liver, chicken hearts, turkey necks, sushi, tripe (cow stomach), raw oysters, and so on. But there are limits.
For example, I will not eat spiders or bugs unless I have to. I don't like creepycrawlies in my room or in my bed or on me, so why would I put them in my mouth unless my only other option would be to starve?

I don't understand why people think one thing is disgusting and another thing isn't. People make faces at liver and say it's repulsive when they're fine with having ground beef, which looks like brains raw, even though it's cut-up cow.
I don't think about baby cows (or calves) when I have veal or lambs frolicking in a field of buttercups and daisies when I order souvlaki. And who doesn't like lamb? It's a baby sheep. A cute, sweet, innocent baby sheep. Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb. Mary had a little lamb; its fleece was white as snow. Every time she cooked that lamb, cooked it for, souvlaki, every time she ate the lamb it made her want some more.

So, "Chicken hearts, that's disgusting! It used to be a little chicken's beating heart!" Yeah, well this chicken leg used to be a chicken's LEG, on which it ran in circles in its tiny crate thing, this thigh used to be part of that chicken, this egg could have been a chicken, this wing used to be a practical joke from nature that made the chicken believe that it could fly... except it never could. We usually don't kill an animal for the heart or the liver specifically, but for the whole thing. If you don't eat the heart, it goes to waste. So why not eat them? They're SO delicious! And you know what? They'd probably do the same to us if they were given half the chance.
Just take a look at how much of a cow we eat:


Why does liver, neck, squid, octopus, raw fish and stomach sound so much worse than wing, thigh, leg, ribs, breast, and so on? Because some of it is more from the inside? Baby, it's all in your head.
We watched a show about some guy who went to Scotland and tried haggis and kept saying how even though it is SO DISGUSTING OH GOD EW HAGGIS GROSS ... it's actually pretty good! But he kept saying how he'd be learning about "THE DREADED HAGGIS!" Please, grow a pair and spread some on a scone already.

People just make non-typical foods sound worse than they are. Don't think about what it is when you eat it if you need to. I still don't get that though. I can think about tripe being cow stomach as I'm eating it without a problem. It's delicious! I'm literally salivating just thinking about it and Mom, we need to get the orange kind next time because I have a craving.

However, like I said, there are boundaries.

I, however much I dig cephalopods, find squid and octopus to be very, very yummiful. (I'm really hungry now, by the way.) But today, when I went on youtube to find a song, I saw a highlighted video titled, "The Ultimate Raw Fish" and there was an image I could not make out. So, out of curiosity, I clicked it. At first I was like, "YEAH, COOL! Squiggly squiggly! Look at it go! They're not disgusting. Asshole." But then I realized what they were doing.
This is the video, and note I could not bear to watch it all:

God damn those Koreans. DAMN THEM!!!!!!! *shakes fist*
I think it's horrible. I think it's more mean than it is disgusting. There's a reason we cook frogs the way we do. Put 'em in a pot of water and heat it so they die without noticing because they're not aware of the temperature change. It's about as humane as it gets. But wrapping an octopus around your chopsticks and eating it alive... that's exotic food going too far.

I just realized that if I say I'll never eat anything alive, I'd be a hypocrite because I love raw oysters. But still, it's different. They're MOLLUSCS. And they're lower on the food chain. It's different from eating an octopus like that because an oyster doesn't try to run away while you're stretching its tentacles around a pair of chopsticks and probably hurting them and it's like AH SHIT! and tries to not die in your mouth, struggling to survive, wriggling, extending its tentacles and pulling itself out using its suctionycup things and tries so hard to break free between each crashing, chomping motion your teeth deliver as they penetrate the poor, trapped octopus. People have died from trying to eat octopus raw.

In conclusion, I'll eat almost anything as long as it tastes good and is not alive and wriggling and has the capability to creepycrawl and/or KILL ME. (I suppose ground beef could kill you too but that's not the point! The cow itself will not kill you, the preparation could.)

Lunch time!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Yeah, all right. You've talked me into it.

Dear Globlets,

Below is an image of a time line of Everything with two different scenarios: 1. According to scientists, 2. According to young-earth creationists. You'll have to click on it and expand it to see it better.

It's easy to say, because of the complexity and beauty and mind-blowing awesomeness of the world, that a man in the sky snapped his fingers a few times and created the earth. It's easy to say because it requires only belief that this occurred. It does not require questioning, facts, research, evidence, or any sort of intelligent thinking whatsoever. How many Christians have never even read the whole bible? And how many of them only follow the New Testament, which I'm told is much nicer than the Old Testament. How many creationists pick the parts they want to follow? How many pastors preach from Leviticus and Exodus and Ezekiel? Well, I don't rightly know but if they do preach from those books, they definitely leave out the parts like:
Ezekiel 7:4, 9
And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity.

Ezekiel 9:5-6
Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women.

...but may read Exodus 34:6
The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.
I guess it's difficult to figure out whether or not a religious person should follow the Old Testament... [link]

I especially like, in Genesis, when god creates "a big light" for day and "a smaller light" for night but creates the stars separately even though the sun is a star. It's funny. You'd think god would have told the bible-writers. Well, you'd think god would have told them a lot more in general...

But back to the topic of comprehending the origin of time...
Either a man in the sky, of whose past no one is aware of, created the earth and the heavens and did a bunch of stuff 6000(?) years ago for some time and hasn't come around again since, or there's an expanding universe with countless galaxies that we are not even capable of learning about yet, containing many, many planets that could not possibly contain lifeforms or be able to sustain life because god cares only about us. God created life, created us, created the heavens and the earth... according to the bible.

The more important image I have to show you demonstrates just how insignificant we are compared to the rest of the galaxy, never mind compared to the universe. You'll have to click on and expand this one too.

So, you tell me we're definitely the 'only ones' in the universe. You tell me that a god snapped his fingers and *poof* came everything in the world. You tell me that our telescopes are lying. You tell me that the evidence against creationism is insufficient.

Our world is so complex that it may seem like only something supernatural of superior knowledge could have put the world together. It may seem like that because of the countless, painfully detailed puzzle pieces that make up our world. (And what about other worlds?) It may seem like that because the amount of time it took for the world to reach this state is so difficult to grasp. What is 13 billion years? What is one billion years? What is a million? Where will we be a hundred years from now? Where will we be 6000 years from now? Where will the world be?

I believe, bordering on knowing, that the intricacies of the world and worlds around us did not happen overnight or over a span of six days. I believe it's taken BILLIONS and BILLIONS of years for life on this planet to evolve the way it has. It's had a very long time to get so complicated. And I believe there was time before the Big Bang. How much time? Who knows. But it's interesting to think about it. How much time was there BEFORE the Big Bang? Imagine the biggest number you can think of and multiply it by an even bigger number (because there's always a bigger number) and try telling me again about how it was next to impossible for the Big Bang to occur. In 6000 years, the chances are minuscule. But increase the time in which the near-impossible could take place and the near-impossible is a lot more possible. It's like buying a ticket for the lottery that you have less than a one in a m/b/tr/sext-illion chance of winning, every day, for, say, another 14 billion years.

I believe that the Big Bang occurred 13.7 billion years ago thanks to the amount of evidence supporting the theory. I cannot say the same for Christianity and the like. And if you can, please tell me and I swear to you, I'll become a nun and join a convent. (A terrible nun because I'd end up being an under-the-counter/habit vibrator provider.)

And now, to finish off with something not exactly completely different:

(I've been meaning to post this post for a long time)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sharpies Fixed Diagram AAAAAAAHHHHY4Kstickman

Dear Globlets,

No, not a real post. A fake one. An IMAGINARY ONE. OoooOOoooOOOO!OO!oO!O!OOOOooOO!!!! Yeah.

Tonight I've had a particularly acute attack of dyslexia and I thought I'd share one of them with you:

I walked into my mom's room to tell her and my brother that... "I bought..." their Christmas and birthday presents today but I remembered the wonderful Captain Chaos songs Sharpies Fix All and it goes like this:

I got a brand new pack of sharpies.
I'm gonna use them to redraw everything.
I'm gonna make this into a world that I like living in.
I'm gonna build us a castle, I'm gonna make you the queen.
Just let me know what you want and it's done.
I'm gonna draw myself a little more handsome.
But I'm gonna leave you just the way you are.
Let me look at you, your eyes [something about] stars.
I'm gonna draw you a little puppy.
That never gets old and always like to play....

Anyway... I'm reremembering how much I adore Captain Chaos. I really like the band's genuineness.

Anyway anyway... I was singing it for the hundredth time after watching House and instead of saying "I got a brand new pack of sharpies" I said, "I got a brand new shap of carpets."
Now, I can make this make sense. Really, I can.
SHAP of CARPETS = PACK OF SHARPIES. It's a little off. If it was "Carpies" it'd fit better. But look... it's just...
Oh, fuck it... I drew a diagram: