Back again with a totally different subject matter and attitude.
Please do some research on furries. They are probably the most hilarious phenomenon this side of the Atlantic. I bet some people are doing this over in Europe as well.
Furries are people who dress up and act as animals very frequently when they are not necessarily getting paid to do so. Many furries go to conventions to meet up with furries. Some post craigslist ads to find other furries to get funky with. Others have cartoon images that idealise what their furry should look like, huge abs, pecs, or boobs. I’ll post some links to places you can find furry pictures at the end of this post. Overall it’s a pretty strange sub culture, but well worth looking into for some laughs. Sorry if you are a furry and are reading this right now, its just so funny.
I have seen furries on the internet everywhere in this country from D.C. to San Francisco. They play games, drink, dance and party. Some even get freaky with their outfits on. One guy was permanently tattooed with cheetah spots and had the wiskers implanted in his face. You may have seen stuff similar to this on TV, there are more people like this out there than just him. It is way too funny… Modern ethical thought, and liberal social attitudes have created a very special form of nihilism that is fantastic for creating extreme-O people. I thank GOD almighty for the opportunity to see these funny guys on the internet in the past and again soon. Hopefully I’ll also meet a couple and have the guts to ask them some questions. If I do, you will most definitely hear about it.
Hi America, Just a quick reminder here that there are problems in the world other than Paris Hilton that merit far more attention.
Let me start off with a short list of atrocities that most likely happened as recently as a few hours ago.
How many people died in Iraq last night, or are now homeless due to bombs.
How many people were killed by genocidal governments yesterday and today in Africa.
How many women in China were forcibly sterilized in the last few hours.
How many children died yesterday due to not having clean water and food.
How much money worth of drugs did Congress do combined last night?
How many Palestinian children did Israeli soldiers use as body shields yesterday?
How much money did the US spend on researching and building new nuclear weapons yesterday? (Is it illegal for this country to build more of these? YES!)
The list could go on and on and on, but I will stop here. Hopefully my point is illustrated, and some of you can tell that the TV + crap news has trapped your brain in a little box that it controls. Don’t think about the real stuff, this news is what you really want to know about……
Best of luck!
Don’t forget that the highest truth and principle is love… without it we would all be lost.
This is in response to an article that received over 5000 diggs recently on Digg.com. http://digg.com/political_opinion/Bruce_Willis_Tells_Hollywood_To_Shut_Up
Here is the quote in particular that caught my eye and made me cringe.
“I don’t think my opinion means jack s**t, because I’m an actor. “Why do actors think their opinions mean more because you act? You just caught a break as an actor. There are hundreds – thousands – of actors who are just as good as I am, and probably better. “Have you heard anything useful come out of an actor’s mouth lately?” He adds, “Although I liked George Clooney’s documentary on Darfur.”http://www.floppingaces.net/2007/05/13/bruce-willis-tells-hollywood-t/
I don’t think Bruce was put up to saying this by any large interest group, but I do think his opinion reflects that of a large portion of this country. So to begin with, at the end of his statement he brings up one very good reason that celebrities should speak up. To be accurate, Mr. Bruce, it is not necessarily that their opinion means more than the rest of the population, just that their soap box is so much bigger than everyone else’s. I would hope that this party train of activist celebrities keeps going and they say something conscious, positive, whistle blowing or progressive at the very least.
What sparked me writing this article was that last night I saw Deal or No Deal on NBC and thought it was maybe about time to watch my second episode of it. At around 8:30 pm I sat down to watch it and previews of the nightly news started to come on. The biggest headline was something about the pet food scare from 5 or more weeks ago… Talk about mind numbing news. It is hard to say that this (the poor quality of news media) is not by design or that they are covering this issue for the ratings. So if the nightly news media is not going to cover issues that are worth hearing about, how are the people going to hear about them? Celebrities are the answer to this, or at least bold high profile people in the news media like Bill Moyers. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/ Other places include Harpers, antiwar.com, and other internet news locations. Reddit.com digg.com rense.comPrint publications like AdBusters are also great for good content that is hard to find elsewhere.
Let us look at a few issues that have been in the public eye in the last couple years that celebs have helped out redirecting public attention towards.
Darfur – George Clooney, and many others. (There are many other genocides currently going on now as well.)
AIDS – Too many to count!
911 Truth – Charlie Sheen, Rosie O’Donnell, David Lynch, and others.
Global Warming (not totally convinced on this yet) Too many to count!
Environmentalism – Many, many, many, people.
Human Rights – Gay marriage to helping starving people get food – same.
Many more issues could be touched on, but I want to keep this blog post short.
So in brief, if the nightly TV news won’t cover these things well, who will? Non mainstream Internet and print media will. With the help of the celebs and the masses combined , the proper issues to focus on, will with luck, get the attention they deserve.
Please do consider becoming active in anything you care about. A warning up front may be useful… organizations however benevolent they seem up front, may be funtioning only to make certain people more wealthy.
In conclusion, Mr. Willis, I disagree with your statement, but love your movies.