after a break…

May 30, 2006

i’m not sure which of these to buy…just know that one of them is coming home with me.

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********************************************************************************* also, is free speech being challenged?

the whole trip felt like this: imagine being so exhausted you feel as if you've never been to sleep in your whole life, like you don't remember what it feels like to sleep 'cause you literally just have never done it. 

that tired.  that red-eyed. 

it's 4:30 in the a.m. and you've just filled up somewhere in New Mexico that exactly mirrors everybit of landscape from west Texas to Palm Springs, and you're sitting at a stoplight that apparently doesn't know you're there, staring at the freeway signs trying your damnedest to remember if you need to be going east or west.  this goes on for 2 or 3 minutes that might as well have been hours.  and all the while, you've had tears for fears "everybody wants to rule the world" on repeat for what must of have been the last 300 or 400 miles, for every mile of the last tank of gas, when you filled up and saw the damn tears for fears greatest hits on the rack at the Winslow, AZ gas station, right next to the lighters that look like guns, the collection of bumper stickers that say things like "sexy grandma" and "i get my kicks on route 66", the jars of beef jerky that look like braided rope and the braided rope belts that sort of look like beef jerky.

other memories from the trip just sort of standout, being maybe only distinct moments that have no actual distinction, just poignancy to a wandering mind. 

example:

at some point we decided to change songs on our newly acquired tears for fears disc and went to their only other cool song "head over heels" which always reminds me of that scene from "donnie darko" where it's only the song playing and everyone's going thru the motions, just a high school "reservior dog's" moment but with no central focus and the 'tough' guy with a mullet sniffs coke out of his friend's locker and i'm reminded of when i was in junior high, i went to a Christian private school and we had the cheesy-ass uniforms and no lockers but everyone did drugs anyway mostly pot and scripts, which during that time i did a few scripts and smoked a few joints but never at school. 

it was somewhere on this stretch of road that ben thought of the all gay tears for fears cover band, "tears for queers", which personnally applied to him should read something like "fears of queers".

[sallie, some of this should be familiar]

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i actually agree with something this guy has to say:

http://news.yahoo.com/fc/us/immigration

 

after my time in Iraq, agreeing with anything this guy had to say seemed like an immpossibility of ridiculous sorts…

BUT, on the surface, the proposition of using National Guard troops to help control the border is actually a good idea.

  • their time on the border will only be for their annual training, so it won't be an extra deployment.
  • this type of work, i.e. dealing with foreign nationals and using non-lethal, non-aggressive manuevers is exactly what American troops need the most/more experience doing.
  • this partially addresses the man power shortage.

now, don't look for me to be a big "Rumy" fan now, or in general support the Republican party, cause i think those guys so vastly and completely fucked the whole Afganistan/Iraq situation, that i'm convinced is now completely beyond repair. As somebody who lived there for a year, i'm not sure those people will be okay in the next fifty years. i'd sooner wager that Hamas elects a Jewish leader before that happens.

thanks for the indulgence, i really hate using my blog as a 3rd rate news source and playing the vet card, [guys like ben and i tend to flaunt their veteran status and confuse it with credibility — neither he or i do, it's just irritating], i just never thought i'd agree with donald r.

also, these guys rock: i'll be seeing them here on june 2nd–ben, take notice.

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NEWS FLASH:

apparently the photo i posted making fun of my sunburn and my dumbassedness for going to the tanning bed were less than complimentary. geez… i kinda thought that was the point of the post.

BUT, for some reason, this chick — g. megan o. — just didn't get that context. oh and she also believes that i'm unfairly judgemental because i think http://hotchickswithdouchebags.com is a very, very funny site.

–Megan Says:
May 11th, 2006 at 12:21 am e
Douch bags? Really, I thought these were real people who should be judged not on a sole physical manifestation you are apt to mislabel. You looked not so hot all hot from the tanning bed the other day I must add.
Ever heard that superficial pepole end up miserable? Ever wonder why marriages of the two fail? I doubt it. When you’re ugly and old-er, I’ll check back with you and see if you still think gorgeous people must only date the same scale of attractive species. Looks deceive…and fade. Thank G*D, you were blessed, Brandon. And remember, tomorrow can change the outside of oneself in an instant.–

ha, megan's hilarious right? this is her way of being upset with me. atleast she thinks i should thank "G*D" for being attractive, despite my "douche-bag" sunburn picture.

megan, i do think the site is very funny, mainly because of the "douches" are "gangster" with all the hardcore stares and hand gestures.

*since you missed the comedy of this one, i'll explain it*

"gangster" "douche bags" are funny because they're extremely serious about themselves and their "style" which is completely ironic and sad cause it's temporary and fadish and really points to their lack of personality and/or identity.

*the reason the site is funny to me is because it makes light of the fact that some hot women are actually attracted to the aforementioned "douches".*

am i and the author of http://hotchickswithdouchebags.com making judgements based off people's appearances?  

absolutely.

it is a judgement that the judged invites, welcomes even. by them dressing a certain way, making certain hand gestures, and exuding that attitude, they're saying:

"judge me this way"

"i associate with this culture"

"MTV tells me this is cool, so i think it's cool"

we [the author and i] find this culture and this borrowed personality type to be devoid of anything genuine and completely laughable.  we also find the phenomenon of "hot chicks" being attracted to "douches" who display it to be signifigant. 

so meggers, if you ever find the time to stop by again, admist your corporate take over, and you need anything else explained…

well, i'd be more than happy to help anyway i can.

-check this out-

May 5, 2006

*****http://WWW.pentagonstrike.co.UK/flash.htm#Main

*****also, i've made an addition to the blogroll, hot chicks with douche bags, pretty funny to say the least.

so here are just some thoughts… 

****movies i might want to check out

****ben tells me that these guys will be in Austin late May, which means we'll be there. 

****and ciavarro is once again having gay thoughts about me.  i guess he's got some sort of "man crush" or worse.