According to all these blockbuster trailers from franchises like Marvel and Fast and the Furious, movie theaters are on finally back. Disney will continue keeping 70% of our mind share and 80% of our funds as we march toward a capitalist nightmare state of theme parks and movie sequels. Either way, I am still excited to go out and see some movies!
The last one I saw inside was Bad Boys for Life. I want to tell you it was stupid and I hated it, but it was stupid and I loved it. It was 100% the kind of movie…
Sudden California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner recently came under fire for opposing trans girls competing in school sports. As she is a trans woman and former olympic gold medalist, many were shocked by this stance. Unfortunately, if being something was the same as protecting something, the US would be a vastly different country. I also don’t think it’s strange position for a wealthy, politically conservative, 71-year-old personality to take on what has quickly become a politically conservative viewpoint this year. That’s right. Trans people throwing balls around is political.
While I am not transgender, I still believe trans girls should…
Is all of this mine?
Can’t believe I have so much
Oh lawd this won’t fit
Though the days run long my things collect
A chariot of air awaits loads light
Can my entire past be of single effect
Or shall musty clothes remain for lover’s delight
O’ the pressures of impossible choice
So much manly beauty in fits soon forgotten
How I jest with fake hair to deliver such moist
As hits bang from Boyz to sway Lord Akhenaten
Life grows ever heavy as places are taken
Drip sweat upon brows too high for work
My countenance breaks amid new Empire
Though I know not how it still makes asses…
One of the best parts about the great Cambodia Lockdown of 2021 is revisiting older movies you haven’t seen in a while. We finally got to rewatch The Matrix Revolutions which came out in 2003, four years after the original and only 6 months after the middle film The Matrix Reloaded. While it’s easy to revisit the Matrix every few years, I don’t think I’ve ever made time to watch the final two films of the series. I could only remember how much people utterly hated these films.
For me, the popular feeling about a movie franchise can affect the…
I was the type of kid who believed everybody could get along.
I could never understand why other kids resorted to fighting all of the time. Once, I spent a childhood summer in Mississippi with my cousins. When my parents finally came to bring me back home, I begged them to answer the question of, “Why are they always fighting?” Life with my cousins was always a series of smacks, screams punches, and even kicks with cowboy boots. I was lucky to be exempt from most of it, but never understood the point of any of it. …
So Falcon and the Winter Soldier just dropped it’s series finale! All in all, I think it was quite the enjoyable politically violent experiment! It was also a bit weird and unbelievably divisive as different takes fill up the internet. That is actually the best part.
I feel like I have all these things to say about it, so rather than waiting for them to coalesce in my mind, here is bucket of extra crispy thoughts about the show and it’s characters.
Shock G, a.k.a. Humpty Hump, a.k.a. Greg Jacobs, the bi-coastal rapper and musician of Digital Underground died at the age of 57. This is a leader of the band that gave a young Tupac Shakur his job as a dancer (and record carrier), who years later introduced him to the music world on Same Song before producing his debut album 2Pacalypse Now. You might even remember him as a talking head on Hip Hop Evolution on Netflix.
Many people don’t today don’t remember Digital Underground’s work, but they were a full hip hop band that started in 1987. They…
For someone who doesn't read comics, you sure got this element 1000% correct. I can barely stand reading things at the big two with their main characters. I ususally opt for B-listers and below because they can have wild changes. That's what made Iron Man so fun 20 years ago. Now... he'll always be a guy that used to be an alcoholic with a company he always gets back who's best friend is a Vietnam war helicopter pilot who never stays dead
Lol maybe only half that last bit.
That was all a feature as a kid. As an adult, the permanence leaves me cold. For stories to have any real meaning, they need to impart lasting change upon the characters. Not just the appearance of change, which is quickly forgotten in the next big comic book arc.
Funan Beat Empire has finally released our album, Retrofuturism. With years of work from Pierre, Adrian, Initial G, and myself Mike Dynamo, we stretched the beats into a cyberpunk tapestry for ears and souls the whole wide world over. As Adrian once said, “its the sound of the apocalypse.”
“Black jackets. New funk. Afropunk. We’ll never be owned. New order. Cyberthump” Funan Beat Empire
One element all four of us understand is that an apocalypse is a slow grind of a thing. Civilizations don’t just end overnight. You’ll still need to find a way to get your antidepressants even when…
Writing is hard, but I think that everyone should do it. It’s like working out. If your workouts aren’t difficult, then you won’t grow or improve. Regardless of how muscular you are or how much of a veteran fitness champ you might be, your workouts need to consistently bring the challenge to have a blossoming effect.
Writing is the same way, and can do a lot for you head game regardless of your designs on being a great author. The objective is to create a little bit that comes directly from yourself. Take it from a bulky, beautiful boy whose…
Copywriter, songwriter, and performer. Part time curator of old things you don’t remember, but kind enough to explain it for you if you need.