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  1. EatMorGlue

    the radiohead topic

    Rage... there are occassional strange "My Celebrity Life" interviews... very tongue in cheek stuff obviously... but mostly it's a lot of snipettes of videos to songs, and then some studio footage. Plenty of visually pleasing stuff, and some strange stuff thrown in for good measure. Roe... yeah Kid A and winter is like peas and carrots. and about the CD.. drop me a physical address at gluetowne@hotmail.com and i'll have it off before the end of the year, hopefully before the end of winter. (where have i heard that before?)
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    the radiohead topic

    So did anyone else get TMGLMOAT DVD? I did... some pretty cool stuff on there. Some other stuff where I'm just like urhhhhhhh... okay? Are any people I know still alive? Roe, beards, rage? Also, if anyone knows anything about some demos a dude posted on here like 3 or 4 years ago, let me know... some of the songs were Maryanne, low light and thin walls, arctic. There were 6 songs in all. :king: of random posts
  3. I noticed a lot of other kids reading up on WWII... right now I'm reading: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon "A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now." If you like reading about WWII, or if you like having your fucking mind blown by, who I consider to be, the best American writer of the 20th century, check this out. This is Pynchon's tour de force, which at its most general is about a man's relationship to the V-2 rocket. When I read books I underline sentences or passages that I like, and I've got entire pages underlined in this book. The man just has a way with words and sentences. Amazing. Plot and story are top notch to boot so far, too. This is not for the faint of heart though: it isn't a real easy read, and it isn't a real short read either, clockin in just under 800 pages. I've been reading it in spurts over the last year. On the Natural History of Destruction by W.G. Sebald His final book about the (arguably) self-induced cultural amnesia in Germany regarding the Allied heavy-bombing campaigns to reduce to ashes a number of largely civilian, non-military cities during the final years of the war. More German civilians were killed in these campaigns than total US deaths in both theaters of war, yet there is an almost total vacuum in German postwar literature about facing and bluntly describing these atrocities. up to bat next: The Wind-up Bird Chronicl by Haruki Murakami Picked this up on a whim. I think it's peripherally related to the rape of Nanking. Said to be bizarre and disturbing, just how I like my fiction. Fast Food Nation by Schlosser I've been meaning to read it for a while and I've just recently got it. man I wish I had the money for: The Second World War boxed set by Churchill
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    the radiohead topic

    i saw the coney island show thursday night in a movie theater down here. that shit was really weird... everybody dancing and clapping and hollering like they're at the show and phish is right there to appreciate the clapping, but it was in a movie theater. and phish was like 1000 miles away. just makes you think i guess. i just sat up front and watched the show. it still smelled like patchouli, b.o., and pot in there. so i guess it was just like being at the show in a way. ;) only we didn't get douched with rain like they did. drop me an email beards with your address and i'll still get the 7.27.03 show to ya... gluetowne@hotmail.com
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    Help with cryptation program!

    cryptation... brilliant.
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    United States draft to start June, 2005

    some people did that during vietnam, like my dad. enlisted in the AF to avoid getting drafted and shot up in the jungle. when it came time to pick jobs they asked him if he wanted to be. he said an MP. they made him a medic. any of ya'll been watching band of brothers on the history channel? yeah. i can only imagine the horror he saw. he still won't talk about any of it, and he's been battling post-traumatic stress syndrome for thirty-odd years now. it's a good idea to keep safe in case of a draft - the logic is there - but in reality it isn't an absolute guarantee to keep you alive or unscarred.
  8. "Cold Turkey" - Kurt Vonnegut Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 by In These Times Cold Turkey by Kurt Vonnegut Many years ago, I was so innocent I still considered it possible that we could become the humane and reasonable America so many members of my generation used to dream of. We dreamed of such an America during the Great Depression, when there were no jobs. And then we fought and often died for that dream during the Second World War, when there was no peace. But I know now that there is not a chance in hell of America’s becoming humane and reasonable. Because power corrupts us, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power. By saying that our leaders are power-drunk chimpanzees, am I in danger of wrecking the morale of our soldiers fighting and dying in the Middle East? Their morale, like so many bodies, is already shot to pieces. They are being treated, as I never was, like toys a rich kid got for Christmas. ------------------------- When you get to my age, if you get to my age, which is 81, and if you have reproduced, you will find yourself asking your own children, who are themselves middle-aged, what life is all about. I have seven kids, four of them adopted. Many of you reading this are probably the same age as my grandchildren. They, like you, are being royally shafted and lied to by our Baby Boomer corporations and government. I put my big question about life to my biological son Mark. Mark is a pediatrician, and author of a memoir, The Eden Express. It is about his crackup, straightjacket and padded cell stuff, from which he recovered sufficiently to graduate from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vonnegut said this to his doddering old dad: “Father, we are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.” So I pass that on to you. Write it down, and put it in your computer, so you can forget it. I have to say that’s a pretty good sound bite, almost as good as, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” A lot of people think Jesus said that, because it is so much the sort of thing Jesus liked to say. But it was actually said by Confucius, a Chinese philosopher, 500 years before there was that greatest and most humane of human beings, named Jesus Christ. The Chinese also gave us, via Marco Polo, pasta and the formula for gunpowder. The Chinese were so dumb they only used gunpowder for fireworks. And everybody was so dumb back then that nobody in either hemisphere even knew that there was another one. But back to people, like Confucius and Jesus and my son the doctor, Mark, who’ve said how we could behave more humanely, and maybe make the world a less painful place. One of my favorites is Eugene Debs, from Terre Haute in my native state of Indiana. Get a load of this: Eugene Debs, who died back in 1926, when I was only 4, ran 5 times as the Socialist Party candidate for president, winning 900,000 votes, 6 percent of the popular vote, in 1912, if you can imagine such a ballot. He had this to say while campaigning: As long as there is a lower class, I am in it. As long as there is a criminal element, I’m of it. As long as there is a soul in prison, I am not free. Doesn’t anything socialistic make you want to throw up? Like great public schools or health insurance for all? How about Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes? Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. … And so on. Not exactly planks in a Republican platform. Not exactly Donald Rumsfeld or Dick Cheney stuff. For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere. “Blessed are the merciful” in a courtroom? “Blessed are the peacemakers” in the Pentagon? Give me a break! ------------------------- There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president. But, when you stop to think about it, only a nut case would want to be a human being, if he or she had a choice. Such treacherous, untrustworthy, lying and greedy animals we are! I was born a human being in 1922 A.D. What does “A.D.” signify? That commemorates an inmate of this lunatic asylum we call Earth who was nailed to a wooden cross by a bunch of other inmates. With him still conscious, they hammered spikes through his wrists and insteps, and into the wood. Then they set the cross upright, so he dangled up there where even the shortest person in the crowd could see him writhing this way and that. Can you imagine people doing such a thing to a person? No problem. That’s entertainment. Ask the devout Roman Catholic Mel Gibson, who, as an act of piety, has just made a fortune with a movie about how Jesus was tortured. Never mind what Jesus said. During the reign of King Henry the Eighth, founder of the Church of England, he had a counterfeiter boiled alive in public. Show biz again. Mel Gibson’s next movie should be The Counterfeiter. Box office records will again be broken. One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us. ------------------------- And what did the great British historian Edward Gibbon, 1737-1794 A.D., have to say about the human record so far? He said, “History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.” The same can be said about this morning’s edition of the New York Times. The French-Algerian writer Albert Camus, who won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, wrote, “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.” So there’s another barrel of laughs from literature. Camus died in an automobile accident. His dates? 1913-1960 A.D. Listen. All great literature is about what a bummer it is to be a human being: Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, The Red Badge of Courage, the Iliad and the Odyssey, Crime and Punishment, the Bible and The Charge of the Light Brigade. But I have to say this in defense of humankind: No matter in what era in history, including the Garden of Eden, everybody just got there. And, except for the Garden of Eden, there were already all these crazy games going on, which could make you act crazy, even if you weren’t crazy to begin with. Some of the games that were already going on when you got here were love and hate, liberalism and conservatism, automobiles and credit cards, golf and girls’ basketball. Even crazier than golf, though, is modern American politics, where, thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative. Actually, this same sort of thing happened to the people of England generations ago, and Sir William Gilbert, of the radical team of Gilbert and Sullivan, wrote these words for a song about it back then: I often think it’s comical How nature always does contrive That every boy and every gal That’s born into the world alive Is either a little Liberal Or else a little Conservative. Which one are you in this country? It’s practically a law of life that you have to be one or the other? If you aren’t one or the other, you might as well be a doughnut. If some of you still haven’t decided, I’ll make it easy for you. If you want to take my guns away from me, and you’re all for murdering fetuses, and love it when homosexuals marry each other, and want to give them kitchen appliances at their showers, and you’re for the poor, you’re a liberal. If you are against those perversions and for the rich, you’re a conservative. What could be simpler? ------------------------- My government’s got a war on drugs. But get this: The two most widely abused and addictive and destructive of all substances are both perfectly legal. One, of course, is ethyl alcohol. And President George W. Bush, no less, and by his own admission, was smashed or tiddley-poo or four sheets to the wind a good deal of the time from when he was 16 until he was 41. When he was 41, he says, Jesus appeared to him and made him knock off the sauce, stop gargling nose paint. Other drunks have seen pink elephants. And do you know why I think he is so pissed off at Arabs? They invented algebra. Arabs also invented the numbers we use, including a symbol for nothing, which nobody else had ever had before. You think Arabs are dumb? Try doing long division with Roman numerals. We’re spreading democracy, are we? Same way European explorers brought Christianity to the Indians, what we now call “Native Americans.” How ungrateful they were! How ungrateful are the people of Baghdad today. So let’s give another big tax cut to the super-rich. That’ll teach bin Laden a lesson he won’t soon forget. Hail to the Chief. That chief and his cohorts have as little to do with Democracy as the Europeans had to do with Christianity. We the people have absolutely no say in whatever they choose to do next. In case you haven’t noticed, they’ve already cleaned out the treasury, passing it out to pals in the war and national security rackets, leaving your generation and the next one with a perfectly enormous debt that you’ll be asked to repay. Nobody let out a peep when they did that to you, because they have disconnected every burglar alarm in the Constitution: The House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the FBI, the free press (which, having been embedded, has forsaken the First Amendment) and We the People. About my own history of foreign substance abuse. I’ve been a coward about heroin and cocaine and LSD and so on, afraid they might put me over the edge. I did smoke a joint of marijuana one time with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, just to be sociable. It didn’t seem to do anything to me, one way or the other, so I never did it again. And by the grace of God, or whatever, I am not an alcoholic, largely a matter of genes. I take a couple of drinks now and then, and will do it again tonight. But two is my limit. No problem. I am of course notoriously hooked on cigarettes. I keep hoping the things will kill me. A fire at one end and a fool at the other. But I’ll tell you one thing: I once had a high that not even crack cocaine could match. That was when I got my first driver’s license! Look out, world, here comes Kurt Vonnegut. And my car back then, a Studebaker, as I recall, was powered, as are almost all means of transportation and other machinery today, and electric power plants and furnaces, by the most abused and addictive and destructive drugs of all: fossil fuels. When you got here, even when I got here, the industrialized world was already hopelessly hooked on fossil fuels, and very soon now there won’t be any more of those. Cold turkey. Can I tell you the truth? I mean this isn’t like TV news, is it? Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on. © 2004 In These Times
  9. EatMorGlue

    the radiohead topic

    yeah, my memory is terrible... and i still don't have email addresses. i have no idea how the 12oz email thing works. so drop me a line at the new address: gluetowne@hotmail.com i'll make good on all promised cd's.
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    United States draft to start June, 2005

    one of my buddies at work used to be in the army, and he told me i might as well go ahead and enlist now, so i could at least choose your branch of service and job. but what does he know? i doubt the draft would be reinstated, because the draft is designed to share the responsibility of war across economic classes. you think rich folk who spent $80,000 just on their kid's prep school education are gonna let him/her get shipped off to possibly die in some sandy hellhole? or do you think they'll call up their senator/neighbor and tell him this isn't such a good idea. just my opinion.
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    "The New American Century"

    a.k.a the "everything" article. http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040209&s=roy i thought this was an amazing article. if it's been posted before, sorry. it's worth another read if it was.
  12. EatMorGlue

    the radiohead topic

    oh yeah... i finally updated my email through 12oz so you can get me there
  13. EatMorGlue

    the radiohead topic

    beards, roe... drop me some email addys so i can get up with yall about cd's i've promised. hotmail deleted my account a whlie ago and i've lost em. it may take years but i won't forget.
  14. EatMorGlue

    So Nader is running again. Thoughts?

    i've had a little too much tonight to make it through all the posts (i probably made it halfway down the first page), but what i will say is this (and maybe it was said already): a lot of people vote their wallets. i don't know how it is where everybody else is at, but right now, i know more college grads here (regardless of their degree) working manual labor than i do graduates actually using their degree. that's no exaggeration, that's just the truth. i know kids in high school who can't get jobs at the grocery store cause laid off, underemployed grown folks and recent college grads got those jobs so they can make rent and pay bills. meanwhile bush spends $4 billion here for mars, $90 billion there for a war that we can never win. that's aside from the fact that we are using war as a tool to fight terrorism, a completely laughable notion. (as an aside, that article link was sent to me and described as "everything"... definitely worth checking out.) the bush administration has spent hundreds of billions of dollars, but jobs have not really improved at all. do you think unemployed/underemployed america is going to vote for four more years of this? i mean, it's conceivable they will vote along party lines, but i honestly don't think bush has done enough in the creation of jobs to garner a re-election. the administration keeps saying that the economy is improving, and overall, it is. but that doesn't mean jobs are. basically, he is running on a sentimental ticket, and sentiment doesn't pay the bills. a decent job does. my prediction: if jobs don't improve by late summer, bush will lose. with a lot of companies outsourcing jobs to india, the philipines, etc without any government incentive to do otherwise, i think it's unlikely the job market will improve by then. and for the record, i wrote in nader in 2000 even though he wasn't even an eligible write-in candidate in my state. the green party is definitely an extreme left party, and without their backing nader won't "take" as many votes away from the left as in 2000. i still contend he's not taking votes away from anybody. i think a lot of people who voted for nader in 2000 are people like me: if he wasn't running, they probably wouldn't have voted at all. my vote in 2000 was just as good as me staying home... nonexistent-god bless america.
  15. i got this the other day too and it was awesome... i collected on my very first class action lawsuit! i thought i'd never see any money from it, it had been so long. and in a way, it's like i didn't. in one hand, out the other. to the credit card co. that shit is such a racket. "welcome to the real world, SUCKER!" - mission hill
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