i was not just thinking of mr depp in makeup and a silly hat, tho i have wasted plenty of time on this thought previously, but on music piracy.
the footnotes @ the end of sense & sensibilty say that willoghby wrote out sheet music for marianne. music (which was expensive to buy) was copied out by hand by the 'end users' and their peers. this was apparently something that happened in many households,
how different is this from the music piracy that goes on today?
possibly because i haven't had much sleep lately, tho tbh i am quite happy about how quickly i can get back to a 9-5 ready sleep cycle after an all nighter (i have decided these are not really profitable shifts, cuz of the sheer amount of time it takes me to recover lol)
anyway, cakes piss me off. when i want a piece of cake i just want a piece of cake dammit, i don't wanna go buying a whole damned cake in tescos and then eating 8 portions of cake! and i don't have enough friends to share the cake with to just have 1 piece of cake left over. and then i end up with half a cake in the fridge and i gotta eat eat cuz waste not want not but usually by that time i am not really into cake. poo to cake and shops and stuffs.
TOP 10 MOST INSPIRATIONAL READS (list from the torygraph)
1. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (1960) yeh this is an awesome book, deserves to be here... 2. The Bible never totally read it, got some interesting stories but pretty long. 3. A Child Called It - Dave Pelzer (2001) urgh this is a horrible book, i mean, poor lad and all but... 4. Men are from mars, Women are from Venus - John Gray (1993) erm, what the beep is this doing in this list? srsly? what does it inspire? 5. Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank (1947) yeh i can see why this is here... 6. 1984 - George Orwell (1949) erk. this book is terrible, great concept, crap book. 7. A Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela (2002) haven't read this and really should.. 8. The Beach - Alex Garland (1994) kinda interesting as a book, i can't remember if it was good before it popular (conformists!) 9. The Time Travellers Wife - Audrey Niffenegger (2005) i haven't read this one either 10. The Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger (1951) hate this book it is crap, tho it's usually the sort of thing i go for.
at some point i might have a think about what i would put into this list and what i would take out, probably 'the 5 people you meet in heaven', would go in there somewhere, and 'invisible mosters' :-)
i was walking across this bridge the other day when i heard a 'quack!' noise. thinking 'z0mg!duckzz!!' i immediately quacked back, then more quacking... so i quack back... then this dude also on the bridge and i both realise we have been quacking at each other and the ducks have said nothing! whoops. he was quite good at quacking, but not as good as me.
i watched 'Network' today it's a cracking film. here's a little something from newscaster gone mad, Howard Beale
Howard Beale: [arms outstretched to the heavens] Edward George Ruddy died today! Edward George Ruddy was the Chairman of the Board of the Union Broadcasting Systems, and he died at eleven o'clock this morning of a heart condition, and woe is us! We're in a lot of trouble!
[calmly strolling toward the audience] So. A rich little man with white hair died. What has that got to do with the price of rice, right? And *why* is that woe to us? Because you people, and sixty-two million other Americans, are listening to me right now. Because less than three percent of you people read books! Because less than fifteen percent of you read newspapers! Because the only truth you know is what you get over this tube. Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn't come out of this tube! This tube is the Gospel, the ultimate revelation. This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers... This tube is the most awesome God-damned force in the whole godless world, and woe is us if it ever falls in to the hands of the wrong people, and that's why woe is us that Edward George Ruddy died. Because this company is now in the hands of CCA -- the Communication Corporation of America. There's a new Chairman of the Board, a man called Frank Hackett, sitting in Mr. Ruddy's office on the twentieth floor. And when the twelfth largest company in the world controls the most awesome God-damned propaganda force in the whole godless world, who knows what shit will be peddled for truth on this network? [ascending the stage] So, you listen to me. Listen to me: Television is not the truth! Television is a God-damned amusement park! Television is a circus, a carnival, a travelling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, side-show freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business! So if you want the truth... Go to God! Go to your gurus! Go to yourselves! Because that's the only place you're ever going to find any real truth. [laughing to himself] But, man, you're never going to get any truth from us. We'll tell you anything you want to hear; we lie like hell. We'll tell you that, uh, Kojak always gets the killer, or that nobody ever gets cancer at Archie Bunker's house, and no matter how much trouble the hero is in, don't worry, just look at your watch; at the end of the hour he's going to win. We'll tell you any shit you want to hear. We deal in *illusions*, man! None of it is true! But you people sit there, day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds... We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here. You're beginning to think that the tube is reality, and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you! You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube, you even *think* like the tube! This is mass madness, you maniacs! In God's name, you people are the real thing! *WE* are the illusion! So turn off your television sets. Turn them off now. Turn them off right now. Turn them off and leave them off! Turn them off right in the middle of the sentence I'm speaking to you now! TURN THEM OFF... [collapses in a prophetic swoon as the audience erupts in thunderous applause]
south park did their usual OTT stuff with kanye west.
person 1: do you like fish sticks? person 2: yes! person 1: you like putting fish sticks in your mouth? person 2: yes! person 1: ur a gay fish.
the deal was kanye didn't get the joke and figured it was all about him, and kept trying to prove he was neither gay, or a fish.
anyway, kanye posted this on his blog SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT'S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF "I TOLD YOU SO!!!" IT'S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU'RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE'S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I'M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I'M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I'M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I'M SURE THERE'S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS... THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW IT'S ME!
mostly, you can tell it's him cuz of the CAPITAL LETTERS WOO!
anyway i figured that was pretty cool of him, really.
but what was even more cute was the comment from this dude:
"I’m a white male, 40 years old. I have never heard your music. However, I do watch South Park. I wasn’t really sure what the point was half way through the episode. Eventually, I figured it out (duh). I read that you were humbled by the airing. I’m not a spiritualist or self help guru, but I think that’s awesome!!! I have a total respect for you. I’m still not a rap fan/or whatever genre you are, but I would listen to you before any others." - Posted by Vinecnt Vallone
the world is full of delicious ridiculousness today and i love it.