Full Pyramid to 8 of: Tire Squat/Press,

Full Pyramid to 8 of: Tire Squat/Press, Tire Pushups, Tire Slams @cabal_fang #WOD

“The dream is the small hidden door in

“The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul.” #jung #quotes

Your Life, Your Responsibility

Robert Mitchell:

Good points all.

Originally posted on Becoming a Person:

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“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Your life is your choice, it is up to you to live it how you want. We are the navigator and the driver of the time we get on this earth, whatever choices we make we take our lives in our own direction. It is for this reason that taking responsibility for ourselves is so important.

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AMRAYC in 8 mins: 10 Prison Pushups, 10

AMRAYC in 8 mins: 10 Prison Pushups, 10 Squats @cabal_fang #WOD

Hey Disinfo, I Said that Four Months Ago

Graphic from Disinfo.com. By the way, you guys rock. Click the pic to go there and read the article.

I just read Disinfo’s article “What do Occupy and the Tea Party have in common?” and threw up my hands.  Why?  Cause I said this four months ago in this article entitled “Camo – Guns = Tie Dye.”  Well, not exactly.  Think of my article as the prequel.

But I thought all of things that Disinfo said, I just didn’t write it because at the time I wanted to write a humorous article.  I’ve been saying all of this to friends  (and anybody else who’ll listen) since Occupy started.

So if Occupy and the Tea Party — the most influential movements of the Left and Right — agree on these six points, why can’t we get these six things done?  Because they all run afoul of Big Money Politics.    There’s no way anything is getting done that crosses the Fortune 500.

Politicians who depend on corporate money to fund campaigns will not bite the hands that feed them.  Simple, sad, and true.

Hike 1 hour w/ #25 pack @cabal_fang #WOD

Hike 1 hour w/ #25 pack @cabal_fang #WOD

The Archeology of Post-CGI America

The Great Sphinx of Tanis (courtesy of Wikipedia)

How many times have you heard, or even said yourself, “A thousand years from now, archeologists will find remains of “_______” (insert humorous or peculiar modern day object here) and wonder what we were thinking about…”

When I read that archeologists had uncovered a 15-foot tall sphinx from the 1923 version of “The Ten Commandments,” I experienced a very surreal moment and a profound realization.  For almost 100 years an artifact of the Pre-CGI era languished beneath the sand.  Now a documentary film-maker is shooting the tentatively titled, “Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille.”  We we have been making movies long enough that movie sets have become lost cities, and props have become artifacts.

During the Pre-CGI era, we made new versions of Tanis, Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu.  Like their ancient counterparts, places like DeMille’s lost city were religious centers.  But rather than paying homage to gods of fertility, death, or rebirth, these places were for the worship of art, entertainment, and profit.  The ancient monuments were made of sandstone and granite.  DeMille’s were cast in plaster.

In the current era we construct virtual worlds, the Avatars and Transformers of the modern psyche, out of electrons.  Humanity’s creation is a sine wave, a vibratory signal that repeats and repeats and repeats.  Each iteration, at least in the material plane, becomes weaker and weaker and weaker.  In our imagination the virtual signal is getting stronger and stronger, deeper and deeper, the virtual world more and more complex and “real.”

On the material plane, where only actual artifacts can be dug up, pickings will be slim for archeologists of the future.  The only traces of the Post-CGI era that will endure to be teased out of the sand will be mouldering server banks and the bones of extinct animals.