August 19, 2014

The ComedianIt’s like you always say: we’re society’s only protection.
Nite Owl II: From what?
The Comedian: You kidding me? From themselves.
Nite Owl II: We were supposed to make the world a better place! What the hell happened to us? What happened to the American dream?
The Comedian: “What happened to the American Dream”? It came true! You’re looking at it!

As I’ve been watching every streaming feed I can find from journalists on the ground in Ferguson the past couple days, I can’t help but think of this scene and how eerily accurate it is. Just this past night I saw it play out almost exactly as unrest came about, the police came to disperse everybody, the people shouted “Fuck you!” and threw things, and then it got ugly.

To my knowledge nobody’s been shot outright like in this scene, at least since Michael Brown was killed, but we’re still using the same barbaric methods of “crowd control” we’ve had since the 60s.

The only difference between this scene and what’s happening on American soil right now is that the people taking the place of the Comedian aren’t wearing masks. They’re wearing badges.

Everybody always knew Watchmen was prescient, but goddamnit, this is getting too real. The worst part about it is that not enough people realize it, and if they do realize it, they don’t know what to do about it. In the meantime, as all of this continues, and hopefully it’ll soon be brought to an end in a peaceful manner, keep in mind the phrase, “Who Watches The Watchmen,” now, more than ever.

August 15, 2014

And when it all fucks up, you put your head in my hands, it’s a souvenir for when you go. I’m in misery where you can seem as old as your omens, and the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling. The way is long but you can make it easy on me, and the mother we share will never keep our cold hearts from calling.”

August 13, 2014
"Meanwhile, Martin is still writing the final two books in the series, which we theorize will conclude with two male dragons having gay dragon sex so hot, it roasts everyone alive."

The AV Club On How Game of Thrones Will End

August 12, 2014

"We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer: that you are here; that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?” - Dead Poet’s Society

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams

August 5, 2014

Relating to that last post, that same co-worker (same one who I want to throw off a building the most because she keeps blaming stuff on me, etc) also later said “Jeremy, stand still for a second.” As a general rule, if a co-worker says “Stand still,” your response should always be fleeing. Yet before I could flee she buried her face into my chest in order to wipe water off her face like a goddamn cat. This was pretty much the face I made as she did this:

Note that this co-worker is different from one that has apparently had detailed sexual fantasies about me. Basically, my deli is fucking weird, and gross. Also full of goddamn assholes, but that’s for another post…

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