“You should, by law, only use force to protect someone’s life or to protect them from being bodily injured. If you’re not protecting somebody’s life or protecting them from bodily injury, there’s no need to use force. And the number one thing that they always have in their favor that they seldom use is negotiation – continue to talk, and talk and talk to people. You have nothing to lose by that. This bullrush–what happened last night is totally uncalled for when they did not use negotiation long enough. They complained about the park being dirty. Here they are worrying about dirty parks when people are starving to death, where people are freezing, where people are sleeping in subways and they’re concerned about a dirty park. That’s obnoxious, it’s arrogant, it’s ignorant, it’s disgusting. [The NYPD], they’re trying to get me arrested and I may disappear OK? But as soon as I’m let out of jail, I’ll be right back here and they’ll have to arrest me again. All the cops are, they’re just workers for the one percent and they don’t even realize they’re being exploited.”—Former Philadelphia police Captain Ray Lewis at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York
“I’ve never recognized “emo” as a genre of music. I always thought it was the most retarded term ever. I know there is this generic commonplace that every band that gets labeled with that term hates it. They feel scandalized by it. But honestly, I just thought that all the bands I played in were punk rock bands. The reason I think it’s so stupid is that - what, like the Bad Brains weren’t emotional? What - they were robots or something? It just doesn’t make any sense to me.”—Guy Picciotto, guitarist and vocalist for bands Rites of Spring and Fugazi. Rites of Spring were the first band to be given the “emotional hardcore” or “emo” label; a label the band vehemently detested.
I’m really looking forward to heading into the studio with my band Set Your Sights to record our debut EP. I’m also very much looking forward to my Christmas holiday in Florida. Daddy misses his Norah Bean muchly. :-)
Do you prefer zombies that are brain dead and really slow in pace, or do you prefer zombies that are really fast and more spontaneous like the ones from Left 4 Dead?
I think there’s a difference between the definition of zombie and infected being. The beings that we see in games like Left 4 Dead and films like 28 Days Later aren’t zombies. They are human beings infected with a nasty virus causing them to go into an frantic, murderous rage. They are not dead… yet.
Zombies are literally the living dead. They are slow but powerful creatures with an insatiable hunger for brains and human flesh. They are sometimes intelligent (as seen in George A. Romero’s Land Of The Dead) but most of the time, they are one-dimensional beings (a la early Resident Evil).
That said, I prefer the Infected (Left 4 Dead). Much more deadly (speed is everything, it seems) and a bit more multi-dimensional, especially when they mutate into something that is terrifyingly unique (ie: the Witch, Boomer, Spitter et al). It’s a refreshing change of pace and a bit more believable, considering the virus they are all infected with was of human design. ;-)
Let's say there was someone of your preferred sex giving you a gift you've always wanted as a token of their love for you. However, you are not interested in the person at all. What would you do? Also, they've worked very hard to get that gift for you.
Good grief… that’s an awesome question, inasmuch as it is a double-edged sword.
I’m not sure what I’d do, to be honest. Looking at it rationally, I run the risk of leading this person on accepting such a gift. I also run the risk of offending them if I refuse to accept it, albeit politely.
Tricky situation, though. What I do know is that I’d be in for quite a tense conversation the moment the gift is presented to me by that person.
I don’t like them. I LOVE them. I think they are the best amusement park thrill ride ever invented, even when you’re not riding them. The physics and various other elements of science used when creating one is incredibly interesting.
And the best roller-coaster I’ve ever been on? It’s a tie between Montu (Busch Gardens, Tampa) & The Incredible Hulk (Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando)