:: Wednesday, April 21, 2004
it's crazy.. but I've been reading BOOKS again..
yes, idiot me.. is being a literary twit..
that crazy 19th century fad..
I'm into it..
flippin' the pages..
I mean, no suprise really.. there's fuckall good on tv right now..
gotta do SOMETHING meaningful right?
gotta feed the grey muscle..
just finished "DUDE, WHERE's MY COUNTRY?" by Michael Moore..
and seriously, if ya haven't.. I recommend it.. or, even better.. read his other book - "STUPID WHITE MEN".. they're both classics.. they'll make ya angry.. they'll make you piss y'self laughin'.. and most of all.. they'll make ya wonder.. HOW DID WE GET INTO THIS MESS? are we just freaking IDIOTS!!??
it's kinda inspiring me to wanna go and read George Orwell's 1984 again..
I went thru this crazy nihilistic sci-fi / classic phase in high-school.. I read ALL the dark shit .. 1984, BRAVE NEW WORLD, FARENHEIT 451, NEUROMANCER, CLOCKWORK ORANGE.. and maaan did that shit fuck me head over..
but really.. if anytime is more relevant to the book 1984, it's now..
and just to add to this crazy new fangled craze, while I wuz in Melbourne.. I visited POLYESTER BOOKS.. crazy little place.. these guys had EVERYTHING.. all sorts of shit that should be banned like the Necromicon.. Mein Kampf.. crazy fucked up sex manuals in foreign languages.. conspiracy books on UFO's.. secret governments.. underground comics.. zines.. books on witchcraft.. etc.. etc..
dig up 3 books I thought worthy to purchase.. partly for their use.. and also, for their inherantly distorted coffee table image.. I mean, sure.. I dont HAVE a coffee table.. but I sure DO drink a LOT of coffee.. so fuck me, wot do I care?
1. THE MANUAL (HOW TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE THE EASY WAY)
a bit of a silly purchase - it's basically a cynical do-it-y'self guide written by 1 or 2 idiots from KLF on how to twist the pop charts to your own whims and get y'self a number 1.. not like I'd actually USE this for any nefarious purpose.. but still.. it'd make a funny read.. the whole swindle act of the pop charts, and the corruption of the music industry in general.. is something that intrigues me..
2. THE MANIPULATED MIND - BRAINWASHING, CONDITIONING AND INDOCTRINATION
written by Denise Winn.. it's basically a study on mind control.. how to avoid it, how to detect it.. fuckit.. I dunno, how to do it y'self.. combine it with the book above.. and you've got y'self a real deadly combo.. MAD SCIENCE and ABUSE OF GODLY POWERS HEEEEERE I COME :)
3. JOBS THAT DON'T SUCK - WHAT NOBODY ELSE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT GETTING AND SUCCEEDING IN THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS
written by Charlie Drozdyk.. and, yes.. I know.. another silly purchase.. but considering how much I HATE the conventional job market.. and well, the whole cog-in-the-machine-fuck-you-over-bleed-you-till-you-die culture in the workplace thesedays.. guess I wanted me a bit of a comical head's up..
yup.. I've gone book crazy..
but, you'll notice I don't really go for the FICTION..
I want FACTS..
for knowledge is power..
and when you get the power..
then you get the sugar..
and the women..
why you lookin' at me like that?
:: Spoz 5:50 AM |