Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thomas Malthus


"The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man."

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Baudelaire



"The more a man cultivates the arts, the less randy he becomes... Only the brute is good at coupling, and copulation is the lyricism of the masses. To copulate is to enter into another -- and the artist never emerges from himself."

"There is an invincible taste for prostitution in the heart of man, from which comes his horror of solitude. He wants to be 'two'. The man of genius wants to be 'one'... It is this horror of solitude, the need to lose oneself in the external flesh, that man nobly calls 'the need to love'."

"Personally, I think that the unique and supreme delight lies in the certainty of doing 'evil' -- and men and women know from birth that all pleasure lies in evil."

"I have no convictions, as they are understood by the men of my century, because I have no ambition... However, I have some convictions, in a nobler sense, which cannot be understood by the men of my time."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Rip Torn


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Plain and Simple

People ask me all the time, "How do you manage such handsomeness?" It's not easy. I wasn't born this way. It's a tough job polishing this turd but I admit that I believe in using proper tools. Ten years ago, Aidan Gill told me that shaving was one of the only things a man is allowed to be fetishistic about. It's a ritual worth embracing.

Unlike most men my age, I never jumped on the Mach3/extreme shave gel boat. I tried it when it first came out and hated it, never used it more than twice. The price for replacement blades sucked back then so I can only imagine it sucks worse now. For a while I used a double blade cartridge and original Barbasol but I soon began to question, "What's with all the bullshit?" Is more than one blade at a time necessary? Does this nonsense actually work better? Men no doubt looked better before our time so how did they get by before all the plastic hogwash and doohickeys? Deep in my bones I trust that with most situations, there are older, better ways to do things.

I think people know less than they used to, and not just about shaving. Sure, your dumb ass knows how to log on and send an email, but I'd bet that you know less about how that works than my grandmother knew her way around writing and mailing an actual letter. And I'll bet if I asked you which one is better and why, you'd fail. That's because you are an idiot that lives a lower quality standard of life that 9 times out of 10, costs you more. But that's your problem.

I am a miner who is led by an inner light. I dig through mountains of illogical ideas, mutant uglies, sub dwellers, and habitual liars everyday in search of who and what are better. I am a vampire with a blood like taste for truth. I'm a simple man who walks a complex trail to be that way. Do
you understand? Do you know what it means to understand!?! Do you understand that I UNDERSTAND! Understanding! It is by understanding that I eternally stand over you...with a clean shave.

These are a man's tools for a superior shave.
-Merkur 33c Classic. 
-Tabac tallow based shave soap. Made in Germany
-Col. Conk pure badger brush
-Derby Extra or Feather blades. Haven't tried the Israeli Red Pack yet.






Thursday, April 16, 2009

Phil Spector

That much genius deserves to get away with murder. I can't help but think of the line from River's Edge...

Layne: Why did you kill her?
John: She was talkin' shit. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

TEA Party.



Today folks are gathering to protest government's dumber-than-dogshit spending of their money, useless bailouts, and a 60,000 page tax code. Growing up in California, I'd figured that the American people had long ago turned into a nation of masochists that would willingly take whatever unConstitutional cock was plowed into their tush, no matter the cost. But blood is boiling. And it's going to get hotter. Maybe the dollar becoming worthless will turn the nation of pussies into pricks. Maybe an angry mob of atoms are gathering deep in the DNA of some Americans that are now starting to realize how unAmerican their government is. With all the left vs. right cheese, maybe it's the bomb that'll bring em together. Either way, sure is fun watching it fall apart. As shit approaches the fan, I wonder who will better adapt to the new way of life we all got coming. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jack London


"We are a race of doers and fighters, of globe-encirclers and zone-conquerors …. While we are persistent and resistant, we are made so that we fit ourselves to the most diverse conditions. Will the Indian, the Negro, or the Mongol ever conquer the Teuton? Surely not! The Indian has persistence without variability; if he does not modify he dies, if he does try to modify he dies anyway. The Negro has adaptability, but he is servile and must be led. As for the Chinese, they are permanent. All that the other races are not, the Anglo-Saxon, or Teuton if you please, is. All that the other races have not, the Teuton has."

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ēostre

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Holy Jim's Hike

Last month we had the idea to check out Blackstar Canyon to see if we could find dead bodies, Indian ghosts, a Satan worshiping cult, or the Ku Klux Klan. Unfortunately we ended up at Holy Jim's trail which isn't haunted by dead Injuns or occupied by racially discriminating gentlemen at all. Total bummer. 





Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Coons...

They're a problem around here. Been sayin' that for years.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

Slapshot

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Guns motherfucker!

We went out to "Get Some" Guns n' Ammo in Murray to shoot some automatic sub-machine guns. Pistol rented the P90 and I jumped on the Heckler & Koch UMP in a .40 caliber and we traded off. It's funny how little a 50 round box of ammo lasts when you're shooting automatics. The only part that sucked was finding out the video didn't record any sound. Booger'd it.

video

Shooting a 50 caliber might just be the most spiritual thing one can experience. Even though the video has no sound, you can still see the sonic boom fly back at the camera and throw Adam back. You feel it no matter where you're standing. Best 10 bucks I ever spent, and I promise I'll go back and get another clip with sound.

video

"One shot. One Kill." -Tom Berenger in Sniper

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Cabin of Doom

Dustin's birthday trip to the cabin in the middle of the night started off a bit rocky. Just about everything that could go wrong, did. Snowmobiles...I didn't know anything overheats when it's 20 below.