Thursday, September 6, 2007

Is it just me...

... or does his hair look like a bald eagle's sitting on his head?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


my dog's the man

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Crime, as forgiven by Tom Gabel.

Sources are reporting that Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel was arrested last night in Tallahassee, Florida on a charge of battery after allegedly "smashing a man's head against the counter of a coffee shop."

The Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that Gabel tore down an article about his band that was hanging in the coffee shop. The clipping was reportedly defaced to mock the popular punk act. This lead to an argument with a patron who had asked Gabel why he tore the article down. The Democrat reports that Gabel started yelling at 22 year old Jared Smith, who backed away from the confrontation stating "This conversation is over." Witnesses report that Gabel replied "I don't think it is" and knocked a cup out of Smith's hand. Smith told police that Gabel then grabbed the back of his head by his neck and forced his head into the wooden counter. A barista reported that a third individual then "came into the cafe, put Gabel in a headlock and headbutted him." That man left the scene soon after.

Gabel admitted to police he intentionally knocked over the cup but denied hitting Smith, who did not suffer injuries. Smith told police that he was "more upset and scared than hurt." Gabel was taken in by the Leon County Sheriff's office after the band's scheduled performance that night and released this morning on $ 500 bail.

The tour will seemingly go on as scheduled as the band continues to support their major label debut, New Wave.

... fucking rock stars.
Apparently this is the dude who got the beatdown.

What ever happened to Autonomy?

That coffee better have been fair trade, Tommy boy.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


I thought that we were friends.
It turns out you never fucking cared to begin with.

Yeah, you can act like you're the one who has been done wrong, but now I understand why these people FUCKING HATE YOU.

I'm going to be there laughing the next time you fall on your FUCKING face.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Using Google to ACTUALLY get some music

I'm positive anyone with half a mind already knows that Lamewire is complete shit for wanting to download anything faster than an hour, but I'm pretty sure not many of said people know how fucking amazing Google is for it...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sick Buzz!

After 2 years of skateboarding, and a 2 1/2 year hiatus...
I got back on my board and finally landed that varial kickflip.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Complete Shit.

"Sorry, but I've only known you for *blank*

or Something, I forget."


Sunday, June 3, 2007

Movie Quote Time (Token)

The movie Waking Life is by far one of my favourite, and one of the most thought provoking movies I've seen.
I highly suggest you Buy, Rent, Steal, or Download this movie as soon as you can.

There are so many great quotes I could have used, but I decided to choose this one.
It deals with the idea of free will and physics.

In a way, in our contemporary world view, It's easy to think that science has come to take the place of God. But some philosophical problems remain as troubling as ever.
Take the problem of free will. This problem's been around for a long time, since before Aristotle in B.C., St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, these guys all worried about how we can be free if God already knows in advance everything you're gonna do.

Nowadays we know that the world operates according to some fundamental physical laws,
and these laws govern the behavior of every object in the world.
Now, these laws, because they're so trustworthy,
they enable incredible technological achievements.
But look at yourself. We're just physical systems too.
We're just complex arrangements of carbon molecules.
We're mostly water, and our behavior isn't gonna be an exception to basic physical laws.
So it starts to look like whether it's God setting things up in advance, and knowing everything you're gonna do...
or whether it's these basic physical laws governing everything.

There's not a lot of room left for freedom.

So now you might be tempted to just ignore the question, ignore the mystery of free will.
Say, "Oh, well, it's just an historical anecdote. It's sophomoric. It's a question with no answer. Just forget about it." But the question keeps staring you right in the face.
You think about individuality, for example, who you are. Who you are is mostly a matter of the free choices that you make.
Or take responsibility. You can only be held responsible, you can only be found guilty or admired or respected for things you did of your own free will.
The question keeps coming back, and we don't really have a solution to it.
It starts to look like all your decisions are really just a charade.
Think about how it happens. There's some electrical activity in your brain. Your neurons fire. They send a signal down into your nervous system. It passes along down into your muscle fibers. They twitch. You might, say, reach out your arm.
Looks like it's a free action on your part, but every one of those-- every part of that process...
is actually governed by physical law:
chemical laws, electrical laws and so on.

So now it just looks like the Big Bang set up the initial conditions, and the whole rest of our history, the whole rest of human history and even before, is really just sort of the playing out of subatomic particles according to these basic fundamental physical laws.
We think we’re special. We think we have some kind of special dignity, but that now comes under threat. I mean, that's really challenged by this picture.

So you might be saying, "Well, wait a minute. What about quantum mechanics?
I know enough contemporary physical theory to know it's not really like that. It's really a probabilistic theory. There's room. It's loose. It's not deterministic." And that's gonna enable us to understand free will.
But if you look at the details, it's not really gonna help... because what happens is you have some very small quantum particles, and their behavior is apparently a bit random.
They swerve. Their behavior is absurd in the sense that it's unpredictable and we can't understand it based on anything that came before. It just does something out of the blue, according to a probabilistic framework.
But is that gonna help with freedom?
Should our freedom just be a matter of probabilities, just some random swerving in a chaotic system?
That just seems like it's worse. I'd rather be a gear in a big deterministic, physical machine than just some random swerving.

So we can't just ignore the problem, we have to find room in our contemporary world view for persons, with all that that it entails; not just bodies, but persons.
And that means trying to solve the problem of freedom, finding room for choice and responsibility... and trying to understand individuality.


I found this entire segment, and nearly every other one from this movie on youtube.
Check it out..

Friday, May 18, 2007

I have a music blog now

I'll be using that to post my music,
and this to post shit no one wants to hear about.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

I Am Me.

Theres no bigger slap in the face than being compared to somebody else.

"You look like _______.",
"You sound like _______.",
"You remind me of _______.".
It's all fucking bullshit.

Nothing robs me of my individuality more than to be told that I am like some other person.
Granted, I DO realize that people are products of their surroundings, and that we all live off each other's actions, AT LEAST give me the dignity of being an individual.
I'd rather be recognized for my own personality, and not for my likeness to fucking movie stars that you don't even know.