Thursday, October 15, 2009

Some Stuff

I'm really dry for any good ideas as of late so instead of a story here's some random stuff I've been thinking about today.

I really don't understand the appeal of football. I've tried to get into it quite a few times but it just bores the heck out of me. The same thing goes for pretty much any televised sports. Everyone talks about football and baseball at work and I totally can't relate. Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me?

Sometimes I'll wake up randomly in the middle of the night. Not a big deal, but thats when my brain likes to try and scare the Hell out of me. Usually I'll see a large spider or nasty looking bug on the wall or on my bedside table but a few nights ago I woke up and saw this thin white form floating by my bed. It freaked the fuck out of me. I have no idea why my brain insists on doing this. Maybe if I tried watching televised football, it'd stop.

The story of Noah's ark, which I've been hearing/reading about since I was a little kid, makes no sense at all. This thought just randomly came to me today. There's no way he'd be able to get two of every single animal on earth into a ship he made himself along with enough food to feed them all. Just the idea of it is ridiculous. Noah would have to be like Santa Claus and go around the entire world collecting every single mammal, bird, lizard, and insect. I don't think it mentions a flying sleigh in the bible though. Plus how are these animals going to repopulate the earth? By massively inbreeding apparently of course! Hey, if you follow that logic, then the idea that the entire human population started from two people doesn't make much sense either does it? There, I said it: The Bible makes no freakin' sense if you take it literally.
Oh and anyone that tries to tell me that God is kind and loving hasn't read the Old Testament at all. God is a jerk that likes to fuck around with humanity just because he can. He's just as bad, if not worse than the Greek gods.
I have no idea why Christianity has been bugging me so bad latley, thats just the direction a large portion of my thoughts have been going.

Alright, none of these thoughts are interesting or original or deep in any way so I'll shut the fuck up and go to bed. Sorry for not having a story up. The goal of this thing was to try and write something at least once a day, but I've tried to make it a story of some sort each time. It's hard to stay motivated sometimes unless I force myself.
Although I might just post up one of these things once a week since I like hearing from you guys. My readership is small but you're a smart bunch of people and I don't have enough smart people to talk to.

Alright, give me a scorecard so far. Whats been the best and worst story I've put up for this project? Any ideas on how I could improve? I know some of these have been weak and I apologize. It's hard coming up with something interesting every day.

I'll end with a Bill Hicks quote, because I love Bill Hicks: “The worst kind of non-smokers are the ones that come up to you and cough. That's pretty fucking cruel isn't it? Do you go up to cripples and dance too?”


Justin said...

Many aspects of religion bother me too.

I suspect God exists but that's it.

Anonymous said...

When one begins to find credibility in religion, I always say, "Look to Scientology."

Because, being sent here as ghosts of dead aliens put into a volcano by an evil alien called Xenu makes about as much sense as the world being made in 7 days, talking snakes, women made of ribs, and magic Jew zombies.

On another subject, I'm trying to find a Leadbelly collection. Any recommendations?

Kurdt said...

I'd go with Last Sessions:
It's a box set so the price is a bit on the steep. Also, some of the recordings are only fragments. Still, there's a reason it was one of Cobain's favorite records.

Otherwise you could go the complete works route:
And get one disc at a time.

If you're trying to get into the blues, you might also like the complete Robert Johnson which is actually pretty cheap:

Kurdt said...

Oh and on the subject of religion you guys might find this interesting:

Ian Andersen said...

I never understood the appeal of watching sports either, maybe the highlights, but sitting in front of the tv for 3+ hours and not learning anything seems kind of pointless, at least when you watch a movie you experience a new perspective sometimes, sports it's just wait and see what happens and either cheer or get frustrated and dissappointed.

I never thought about the timescale and size of the ship in the Noah's Ark story before, I knew it was a completely bogus impossible story, but that makes it even more ridiculous.

Scientology is a great argument against organized religion, it's so blatant in it's audacity, and it hasn't been around for 100's of years to the point where you've heard the crazy things so many times that they don't shock you anymore. I'm fine with individuals having beliefs of their own about what is going on, but when you start organizing and trying to get people to believe the same thing and especially when you start threatening them, it's ridiculous. Religion is frustrating.

Kurdt said...

Scientology pisses me off more than anything because it's creator, L. Ron Hubbard, said himself that it was some total bullshit he made up to make money. I don't understand how people could be so blind. Are celebrities really that empty inside that they'll embrace something so totally insane? At least Christianity preaches some sort of love and understanding. Scientology is all about giving money to Scientology so you can better yourself.