If you haven't seen the movie Don Jon, I think you might enjoy it. Part of it looks at how porn messes up men's perception, similar to how romantic comedies mess up women's perception. I think it might be coming to Netflix at the end of the month.
So I'm going into Poli Sci in September, and I'm just doing some preliminary reading on some of the political theories and philosophies that I don't know too much about (right now my "specialty" is in Anarchy, and I'm strong in Communism and Democracy too, so I'm trying to... expand before I go to school). I was just wondering if anyone knew any relatively unbiased (as unbiased as a good political theory paper can be, I guess) writings on the theory of Fascism, apart from Hitler and all that. I'm just wondering if there's anything on the theory that isn't centered around Mussolini or Hitler or the like, and is focused on the philosophy as much as possible.
Wow, I haven't copied and pasted anything in a while, because this is from a good two days ago...
I DO not propose to speak of those political associations by the aid of which men endeavor to defend themselves against the despotic action of a majority or against the aggressions of regal power. That subject I have already treated. If each citizen did not learn, in proportion as he individually becomes more feeble and consequently more incapable of preserving his freedom single-handed, to combine with his fellow citizens for the purpose of defending it, it is clear that tyranny would unavoidably increase together with equality. Only those associations that are formed in civil life without reference to political objects are here referred to. The political associations that exist in the United States are only a single feature in the midst of the immense assemblage of associations in that country. Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions constantly form associations. They have not only commercial and manufacturing companies, in which all take part, but associations of a thousand other kinds, religious, moral, serious, futile, general or restricted, enormous or diminutive. The Americans make associations to give entertainments, to found seminaries, to build inns, to construct churches, to diffuse books, to send missionaries to the antipodes; in this manner they found hospitals, prisons, and schools. If it is proposed to inculcate some truth or to foster some feeling by the encouragement of a great example, they form a society. Wherever at the head of some new undertaking you see the government in France, or a man of rank in England, in the United States you will be sure to find an association.
The movie "the strangers" was okay in my opinion, nothing phenomenal; but one thing I really liked about it was how there were scenes where the camera would be focused on the scared-shitless main character or something, and then you would glance off and notice the "stranger" was be walking by in the background. He wouldn't be in focus, almost as if the cameraman intended you not to see him, but when you did, it created a creepy kind of feeling. I don't know, I think that could be explored a bit more to create some cool creepy stuff.
Does anyone know if Bakunin or Kropotkin did anything regard law and order, or the possible lack thereof, under the anarchist model? Or really, does any prominent Russian anarchist between 1840 and 1940 have any works of the sort? I need some sources for an essay, and I'm having trouble finding some.
I think you should fire the person who decided the ads go in the middle of the page and the tab selections are pushed off to an un-view-able portion of the site.
And the ads that pile on top of one another so i have to scroll down a descent amount just to view a tab. Oh and the Other randomly placed ads that keep me from using the site.
I can take screen shots if your site designers would like to see how bad its gotten, sorry for complaining.
Not trying to show i am too mad because i understand web design but you guys really need to try for stability if you wanna make the site appealing. I am kicking dirt trying to search for tabs now because they are moved off to a point i am unable to scroll to and select. Its not 100% of the time but 95% of the time i am not able to use the site properly due to these glitches.
I loved it, except I thought that Banes death was rather underwhelming, pretty much the only thing I didn't like.
This. It was just a let down. I wanted batman to finally take down bane after getting his ass kicked, and it looked like he was going to until he got stabbed. And then after that, Anne Hathaway just kinda drives in and shoots him. The end for Bane. I understand the point they were trying to make, how she came back and everything after she said she was going to bail, but still, they could've done it better. Only major letdown I had with the movie though, the rest was great.
I watched that movie stoned, so I had a ****ed up experience with it. I vividly saw a mans dick get bit off, and then said out loud "wait... where'd his dick go?" Things just didn't connect for me at that point.
what is some equipment i need to start one ? just for recording some rough demos for right now before i get really serious with it ?
For rough demo's, you'd still want to get half-decent mics (a half decent dynamic mic would probably still be $40 or $50). Typically you'd mic and amp with 2 (or more if you want a really specific tone), but for a demo, you could probably get away with one. Drums are what's going to kill you in the mic's department though, even for a rough recording. Even just a really rough recording, I'd still want to mic up my kick, snare, cymbals as a group, and toms as a group, which is still 4 mics. But maybe that's just me. And then you'd need your mixing board to put all the mics into. If you're just doing a lo-fi demo, you could get away with a half decent 4 or 8 track board though. Then you'd do some EQing and Compression, and whatever other post-recording effects you'd want, either analog or digital. If you want to keep it cheap, and already have a DAW, I'd go digital for the EQing and Compression. Read a bunch of online articles on producing whatever genre you want to work in.
Okay, I got myself in a bit of a pickle here, don't have much experience in the relatonship field. Basically, I found out that a lady I'm diggin is diggin me. However, I'm self-depreciative, and told her that she's to good for me, and that she should go out and find a nice lad. I then found out that she felt the inverse (she thought I was too good for her), and she just said to forget about the whole thing. However, I slept on it, and have now realized I probably seemed rather douche-y, and that I really have no reason to reject this fine lady because I'm having a pity party. Would it be too soon to try and redeem myself? I don't really want to jump in and be like "hey, guess what, changed my mind all of the sudden!", but should I still strike while the iron's hot? We're talking fine and everything, just like we had been before, but I know now we both want more.
I've been trying to push myself lyrically into writing out of my comfort zone, because I've been finding that all my lyrics are starting to sound the same. Here's one of the less... 'wacky' products of this experimentation that I thought I'd share. Enjoy! _________________________________________________________________
Kneel down like I’m kissing the pavement When I’m kissing my minute head goodbye So why even lie This is where I fall Pitch black, pitch it right down the middle Being the good guy never felt so bad But I am not mad I die here in smiles
But don’t it sting Does the blood rush fast? All over my hands Like the stains from the past And don’t make a sound I had my time to live But you know it’s still hell When push comes to shiv
I saved him now, cannot do much else I put myself first, lying down on that floor Now he can have more Have what I got left He might have family, he might have job Rather the lonely fool sleeping in the sky And lonely am I Let the rich men live
But don’t it sting Does the blood rush fast? All over my hands Like the stains from the past And don’t make a sound I had my time to live But you know it’s still hell When push comes to shiv But you know it’s still hell When push comes to shiv But you know it’s still hell When push comes to shiv
The transition into your drop is insanely cool, very very nice. But it lacks any real punch.
Not enough bass, kick is too fluffy (is there reverb on it? Why?). The drums in general are just too weak, but the bassline is really cool (just needs a sub or something).
Okay, thanks. I wasn't planning on working on it till tomorrow, but I've got nothing to do today, so may as well get started. I think I may just completely redo the drums and start over. I'll bring up the sub too. I was thinking of tutorializing my drop transition since we need to have a tutorial with our entry; it's actually really easy (I just used a vocoder, that choppy bass synth in the drop is actually me looping Dave yelling "MIIIIIIIND").
Sounds pretty chill. I'd be willing to pay for it if I had 'internet money', but I'll always take it for free I'll spread it to some of my brosefs as payment
Also, I'm entering a remix competition, and I've got the 'first draft' of my first remix (entries are unlimited, so I want to try and get a trance remix done for the 13th to enter too). I posted it on the forum that's hosting the competition yesterday, but since then it's only gotten 5 views and 0 replies. I was just wondering if even just one of you could give it a quick look over and tell me what needs to be fixed up for the final release.