Sunday, July 31, 2005
a ken russel tour de force starring oliver reed and vanesa redgrave.this movie is so disturbing and contraversial that it was banned in catholic countries.
check this review out:
Quite arguably this is Ken Russell's masterpiece. It is horrifying not only in content and realization, but it is horrifying because it so accurately captures the most depraved, most base, shadow side of humanity. "The Devils" is unparalleled in its delineation of the extremes people go to in order to preserve belief systems and in its exposure of abuse of power. Foucault and Bateson, eat your heart out.
The story, adapted from Aldous Huxley's "The Devils of Loudon" and loosely based on historical fact, centers around a rebel priest, Father Grandier, caught between his faith and his humanity. The monarchy of Inquistion-obsessed France seeks to destroy the Protestant-leaning town of Loudon. The only way the powers that be can destroy Loudon is to attack Father Grandier, whose liberalism threatens to steer Loudon farther away from Catholicism and thus from the influence of the throne. Cardinal Richeleau sends a troop of morally bankrupt, power hungry freaks to Loudon so that they might turn the citizens against Grandier. Through a series of diabolical manipulations and inescapable double binds, the Church successfully whips Loudon into a religious frenzy whose energy is directed against Grandier. In the end, Grandier--whose only sin is his own sexuality and pride--nobly sacrifices his life so as not to sacrifice his integrity.
this is a movie worth seeing if only once but beautifully shot and redgraves performance is second to none.
another quote about it:
One of only a handful of films ever created that deservedly be called a horror film. A classic which improves with time. Russell succeeds triumphantly in capturing the extreme cruelty and depravity potential in humanity. Truly disturbing and unforgettable.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Friday, July 22, 2005
that is pronounce rey-no not ray-nalt you fucken heathens,no wonder the french hate us because we hack their language so badly. the car above is the renault alpine a110,not the car i own but ooh i would love one in the old chrismas stocking.no i have the r5,also known as the le car,boy that marketing ploy sure endeared us to the gauls.
that is the car i have but it has been lowered which i will be correcting and has great big wide fenders which i machined hubs to space out the wheels to actually fit the fenders and has been gutted and is noisy and rusty and incredibly twitchy because one of the front a arm bushings is gone but man is it fun ripping around in.
now this is the car i would really like to own,the r5 maxi turbo.they took the r5 which is a front driver and flipped the engine into the back,turboed the piss out of it and came up with with about 350 horse at 36 pounds of boost.they were wayward nasty cars that had a tendancy to swap ends without warning but the right driver could hang them out all day and not even slow down for corners.
so enough of the history lesson,i fire up the renault after about 8 month and take it for a scream down whyte ave all the way to bonnie doon.it is all over the road,th engine is screaming because the throttle peddle is an on off switch and it is noisier than fuck,i am grinning getting the reminder of how much asshole puckering fun this car is.when i hook the anti roll bar up again,one mount got torn off when i found a curb under the snow and fix the a arm bushing,it is really gonna handle.it is a guy thing.
while we are on the subject of french cars,this is a citroen deux chevaux,the second longest produced car behind the vw bug.a friend of mine has one,they are hillarious to drive,the suspension is so incredibly soft you can get sea sick just driving.years ago citroen had a contest,anyone who could roll on got a free one.they took a bunch of people to an airport runway and let them have at her,no on flipped the car,you turn hard and the car just sinks down an weebles wobbles but will not fall down
serious of terrible smells of toxic proportions nearly leveled the gym. Eric Seubert and
Dan John had read that large amounts of Dessicated Liver and Brewers Yeast mimicked
anabolic steroids. They ordered two thousand tablets of each and began eating them in
handfuls of fifty or more three times a day.
What they did not understand was the digestive tract. Yeast and liver merely
“ferment” at these levels, providing an “air” pocket to grow in the system. This “air”
needs to be released, usually during Front Squats.
this term for the time spent doing squats. Any squatting motion could be included under
“Fun Time,” however, the term is used best when attempting as many squats as possible
with bodyweight loaded on the bar. When doing up to fifty reps in this exercise, every rep
above thirty is just fun, fun, fun. Really, you should try
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Saturday, July 16, 2005
now i have had thoracic outlet syndrome for years(tos for short),it is often mis diagnosed for carpal tunnel syndrome,a lot of the same symptoms,and i tell you having you hands fall asleep while power mousing or grinding as i do at work or the ultimate in rejection having you own hand fall asleep whilst jerking off gets a bit tedious.i have not slept a full night in years partiall due to this,waking up at 2 in the morning,my hands feel like they are touching live power lines(yes i have it on both sides).
tos is caused by 3 main impingment areas.the cervical rib,the scalene muscles and the pectorilas minor.normally people have 12 pairs of ribs coresponding to thine thoracic vertebrae of which there are 12,imagine that,but nature is quirky and some people have 11 pairs of ribs and some have 13 pairs.the 13th pair will either manifest itself off of the first lumbar vertebrae or in the case of tos the 7th cervical vertabrae.the brachial plexus(the nerves enervating thearm) must go over this rib and are very easily impinged,.along the same lines the plexus can be impinged by the clavicle and the first rib especially if you are one of those people who have a sunken chest and let yor shoulders roll forward.i do not have this version.
the next impingment is where the plexus comes through the anteior and middle scalene muscles.the scalene( there are 3 though some have 4) are located on the side of your neck and attach to the 1st and 2nd ribs.they flex and rotate the head elevate the rib cage during inhalation.the nerves get impinged when the scalenes decide to go hypertonic which means the muscle does not relax,stess is one factor that causes this,poor posture and improper breathing paterns are others.i also do not have this one.
impingment by pectoralis minor muscle is my baby.the pec minor attaches from your 3,4 and 5 rib up to your corocoid process on the scapula(shoulder blade) and lies directly beneath the pec major,the big chest muscle.the brachial plexus runs under the pec minor to the inside of the arm and gets impinged when you raise your arms between the pec minor and corocoid process,kind like the nerves are too short and get pulled into a tight spot..
there are myriad reasons why nerves get impinged,small structure,hypertonic muscles,bad genetics,poor posture,trauma and so forth.the reason tos gets mistaken fot carpal tunnel syndrome is the it is the ulnar fibres of the brachial plexus that usally get impinged so it manifests itself as the classic symptoms of carpal tunnel.lots of people get surgery to to enlarge the carpal tunnel only to fin out that it does nothing.body is a funny thing,i go now.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
got up next morning and got my skirt on and headed down to the park.what a glorious day,we had a fair crowd,we were in the corral by the selkirk hotel.everyone was kinda throwing lacklustre but the track guy,matt.he is 20 and he was just crushing every thing in site,breaking a pile of field records and winning the comp.
i was throwing about average but in the 56# weight for height i hit 11 feet which i have not done since last year.the standards i built took a beating second to none but survived beautifully,big dave r. piled the weight into the bottom of the crossbar with a rocket of a throw and shot back down at him and nearly took his head off.no fun if there is no danger.
the caber we had was this 17'6" 130 pound beast.i think only 2 guys turned it which was no small feat considering the weight of the thing and the moon scape that we had to run across.all in all it was a good day,got a sun burn,threw stuff and hung with the boys and that is what it is all about
Monday, July 11, 2005
Saturday, July 09, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
Thursday, July 07, 2005
standard machining measurment is 0.001 of an inch also known as 1 thou in machinest talk.a hair on your head is o.010 or ten thou.i am now working in tenth of a thou or 0.0001 or an increment of one one hundreth of your hair.
the right whale has the largest testicals of any creature in the world,they weigh in at about a ton.it was also known as the right whale because it was the right whale to kill.
the speed of sound was broken many times during world war 2 by pilots in power dives but they all passed out and got squished.
fm radio became viable in world war 2 when the researcher responsable was looking for a reciever that would hear the ignitions of german aircraft,did not work but made a great radio reciever.
your eyes are the same size from the day you are born to the day you die.
you were born without knee caps
your spine has 4 curves in it,when you were born it had 1.
if you could run at about one hundred miles per hour you could run on water.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
i said how lonely can you look,he says huh? my girlfrind at the time says how small of a ball can you get into? he says ahhh
god hates me
fall in love too easily
am short in every dimension
slightly by polar
am an iconoclast
disinterested in most things
have poor perception at times
sometimes a dreamer
short attention span
loyal to a fault
can ride a unicycle
am an iconoclast
sometimes a dreamer
can pick up 200 pounds with my teeth
great stamina last time i checked
will buy tampons for a woman because i understand
told i am a great massage therapist
drive a renault
it is curious how one analyses one self. many faults are also qualities that define someone.we are all flakey in one way or another and some more so than others.in some being slightly off is endearing and in others it just makes them unbearable.i do not get along with a lot of people but those i do i get along quite well.there is no middle ground .i have my hand full of friends and no casual aquaintences.other people i know have myriad relationships and no shortage of friends to socialize with.i kinda like the frank zappa thing,one good solid relationship and everything alse just came and went,the problem is finding the flake that matches your flakeyness so you can be flakey together.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
i stare over the edge into the abyss,it always beckons.it would be so easy and darkness would envelope.people are could at escaping,hence the popularity of alchohol.i do not drink.there is no escape for me,i am in the here and now always.i am aware of all my short comings yet never seem to correct them.i have so much to do yet i do nothing.i do not feel like other people,some tragedy happens and not a twinge of interest from me,some stupid scene in a stupid movie that does not mean anything and i am crying like a baby.i would like to go out side and scream at god"hey you,what the fuck were you thinking" but god does not exist in my world.on more escape i do not have nor do i want.the ideal is always there but it is flawed,i know that,nothing can ever be everything you ever wanted.i am tired and i am writing bullshit and i am feeling sorry for my self.i went throwing tonight,the session was quite succesful ,some good throws,what does it mean,fuck all.work is sucking a bit,what does it mean,fuck all.what does it mean in the end,fuck all.what is the meaning of life,there is not one,you are born,you die and along the way you do shit.that is enough of this,i promise to be cheerier tomorrow.
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Friday, July 01, 2005
drink from noon on and become a humoungous twat
yell and scream at the top of your lungs like a great big twat
generaly behave like a hooligan and a twat
mouth off a cop in a drunken stupour while acting like a twat and get a well deserved beating
complain to the press that it is your unalienable right to get drunk on canada day and the cops had no right to break your face with a billy club because you were being a great big fucking twat
i am between a newfie bar and a house full of newfies and they are all drunk and acting like big twats,it is only 11 pm,it will be a long evening.
canada day,should be called i am a twat day.