This one is for Tripp ... show him some love on YouTube.
There was something in my shoe. It was my left shoe, I could feel the bump--a foreign object--underneath my heel. You know, I felt it as soon as I put my shoe on this morning, but, well, I was already running late.
Of course, now I wish I hadn't been in such a hurry--I wish I had taken that extra thirty seconds to take my shoe back off and pull the foreign object out.
I guess that's the problem with running late. You lose sight of what's important and this single destination--whatever it is you might be running late for--becomes all-consuming.
Read the rest of the story after the break!
I mentioned before that I started writing a Zaphod Zombie novel--something of a memoir for the living impaired--and that I was going at it as a first-person narrative. As I'm writing this, I'm just shy of the ten thousand-word mark and working on the fifth chapter.
I have an outline. It's primarily the chapter titles and some notes for each chapter. For example, chapter three is titled "The Suicide Zombies" and is about how Zaphod is invited to join a band. Chapter four is "Relationships and the Living Impaired" and chapter five is "Zombie Porn".
You get the idea.
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It's an internet show, written like a webcomic, and shot like a low-budget TV show. It premieres this Wednesday on youtube.com/krumbine.
The end is surely upon us.
And what do we do? In droves, we've lined up at church doors and gathered for sermons in parks. Those who would once forsake the archaic religious beliefs of the Christian church, now turn as one to this imagined greater-power. Hypocritically, they do so with the belief that no matter how bad this will get, a better place will welcome them upon death.
If that is truly what you want for what will amount to the rest of your life, then fine. Plug your ears. Stick your head in the sand. Ignore the transgressions happening next door; the evil lurking in our streets; and the horrors that are growing more powerful with every waking hour.
These invaders have but one mission: to exterminate us. And all you can say is that it's God's will? That we are living in a modern Sodom and Gomorrah? That those of us who are pure in heart have nothing to fear because we will find ourselves comforted by the hands of our heavenly father when all is said and done?
There is no God. There is no heaven. The only truth is hell. And hell is the world we now live in. You want hope? Look at your hands. Think with your head. We are humans. We've put men on the moon and produced genius the likes of Motzart and Beethoven. Our science has conquered disease and disseminated a level of information, world-wide, the likes of which was unimaginable a century ago.
We are man-kind. We are hope. And we will not hide behind the false hope of religion.
We will not go silently into the night.
We will stand. And we will fight.
As tired as this argument already is--and it is: people have been trumpeting Fox News' legitimacy horn for a long time now--I still feel it's necessary to chime in.
Unless the Obama administration has some ulterior motives (which is highly likely in any game of manipulation, especially that of political manipulation) the smart idea is to simply back the hell off.
Fox News is not a news reporting organization. If it is, than we can go ahead and classify The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and SNL's Weekend Update as the same, all offering the same level of fact-based news reporting.
Read the rest of my rant after the break!
Last night, I fussed with a monologue for youtube, the 30th Zaphod Zombie script, and a few other projects and still wound up with absolutely nothing to post either here or on youtube. As it is, I had to post an old monologue video about an automatic soap dispenser just keep with the Monday-Wednesday schedule. Don't get me wrong, it's a good monologue, but the video quality is very, very poor. It was encoded back when youtube wasn't capable of HQ video and download speed was everything. On the other hand, it is a monologue: the most important part of the video is the speech, so who gives a rat's ass what the video looks like?
I came down with a cold and was sick the latter half of last week. I stayed home and did a whole lot of nothing. You'd think with all that time on my hands, I'd be able to wring out a Zaphod comic or two ... but no. What I did end up doing--and it took me a good three days of doing nothing to come up with this--was begin writing a book. Not just any book, however, Zaphod Zombie's memoirs. Something of an autobiography of his unlife. It's tentatively titled "On the Outside Looking In: Living Impaired Among the Unimpaired Living". I've been working on it for a few days now (I'm into chapter 4) and I feel really good about the progress and the content.
Since I managed to come up with nothing else in preparation for today, I'll leave you the opening scene of Zaphod's memoirs. It's right after the break. Enjoy.
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Furthering the premise that Mondays are all about a good impression (and Wednesdays are about getting shit-faced so that the rest of the week is a blur until you get to the much anticipated weekend) I'm going to point you in the direction of Middlebrook's website. If you haven't been there yet, now is a good time to pop that cherry.
Middlebrook is posting ACAD episodes to his website first, starting October 30th. If that isn't reason to get naked in front of your computer, I don't know what is.
Click the links. Bookmark it. Come back for seconds.
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I have a confession to make: I've got a half-finished blog about a religious litmus test that I not only have been writing for a while but have been thinking about for a ridiculous amount of time, mulling over the concept and letting the thoughts and ideas percolate in the back of my mind for weeks. To some extent, the writing process should be organic--I'm a firm believer in outlines and knowing what I'm writing, but certainly it's exciting to find that the subject matter is boldly heading into a different direction than what you originally expected. It is for that reason that my religious litmus test blog will remain unfinished for the time being.
I assure you, however, that it will be VERY engaging upon its completion.
Staying true to this new plan for Horbawrong Mondays and Wednesdays, I'm going to employ a new writing/brainstorming technique. It will give me the opportunity to stretch my creative imagination and assert some moral and ethical perspectives, while at the same time provide regular, topical content for the aforementioned days.
My task, I have decided, is to pick a headline out of Google News (likely the first one I see) and write about it. One goal, obviously, will be to "stay creative" and present an argument that perhaps has not been considered.
Read all about this first entry after the break.
The anguished musings of a jack-of-all trades creative professional based out of Longwood, Florida. Find out more about him here. You know, if that's your 'thing'.
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