What my intro blog should be

Posted: December 13, 2010 in Random bull

Hi my name is Luke, I’m am 18 years old and I was forced to make this blog for English class.  This blog is suppose to be about relationships and stuff like that.  I enjoy Punk rock music, food, long walks on sandy beaches, and eating people.  I’m a sarcastic prick and fairly apathetic to this whole thing.  Contrary to what people might think the title of the blog is not a cry for help or a threat of suicide.  So either live with it or shove off.

You can find this whole thing in my About Tab, however I was suppose to make a post for an assignment.

So there you go

Love you

MuZzZzZzeum (re-done)

Posted: December 13, 2010 in Random bull

Well, on friday our class went to the museum.  When I first heard this I thought “okay, at least it’s better than class”.  I’m not a huge fan of museums but I do enjoy art. I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking “how can you like one and not the other?”.  I don’t know, I’m weird, okay?

Now when we got to the museum I figured it would be a “go find these pieces and answer these questions” or at the very least a “go find a piece you find interesting and write about it”.  HOWEVER, the curator of the museum (or at least the lady who seemed in charge) took us to a corner of the museum, sat us down like we were in third grade, and we stared at a single piece, for 50 straight minutes.

The picture was of asian tourists at the trinity site, taking pictures of the nuclear explosion.  The tourists were sitting in blue lawn chairs and were painted completely blue.  The sky was red from the explosion and the sand was white, because the trinity site is in white sands. Duh.

This was an interesting take on the perspectives of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.  It asks the question of how japanese americans took the bombings. It also looked at stereotypes of asians (i.e. the “tourists” taking pictures) and added a cynical twist to it.

However no matter how interesting and cynically accurate it was the way in which it was presented killed the whole experience for me.

“What do you see?” “What does this mean?” What blah blah blah blah?”  I mean really, what the fuck?  We analyzed the hell out of that picture painting thing!  This lady tried to turn me into the person at art museums I hate the most.  That guy who stares at a painting of a fork in a steak for half an hour, and tells everyone who will spare twenty minutes to listen, that it symbolizes the ethical transgression of the metaphysical mindset of the common day misanthrope (if you don’t know what it means, it’s okay because the guy at the museum 9 times out of 10 is an ass-hole and doesn’t know either).  We analyzed the colors and the subject and the problems of the painting and the problems of the painter and blah blah blah blah!

On the flip side the painting, once thoroughly analyzed, was a little more cool, and I began to truly appreciate the complexity of the piece.  It was political, it was spiteful, it was very full of stereotypes and satire.  I slowly began to realize that this painting/picture had  a lot to say. Don’t get me wrong I was still bored out of my mind, but at least I now understood why we spent so much time analyzing it.

The question of the name of the painting was then bought up.

“Alamogordo Blues”

WHAT? For a political satire and stereotype piece, that’s the name you choose? Really? I would have preferred the painter had left it unnamed, sure that would have made him a pretentious prick, but at least it wouldn’t make him look like an uncreative idiot.  I just want to know what was going through his mind. Was it a rushed decision? Was he just really uncreative? What ludicrous idea popped into his head to think that that would be a good name for this piece?

Well whatever. There ya go Class

THANKS FOR READING!

 

Bootay Shakers

Posted: November 22, 2010 in Class shtuff, Things that PISS ME OFF

Alright so in class we did some group projects on relationships and sex in the media, and the group that caused the most controversy was how women are portrayed in music videos.

Side one:  Women are portrayed as objects and often have to strip for and have sex with casters in order to get parts

Side other side:  The women who go out for these parts are choosing to go out for these parts and it’s their choice to strip and sleep with casters

Side Luke is right:  Yes both sides are true

Now it is a common fact that women in music videos often strip and sleep with the casters in order to get the parts, now this sucks because this is often the only way to get the parts. However it is also these “actresses” (and I use the term loosely) choice to do these things.  If I told you to strip for money, it would be your choice to do that or not. Now strip for money. Decisions, decisions.

My professor, teacher, instructor person submits that often in situations like prostitution and abuse (strange how those are being compared to being in a music video) it is often not the woman’s choice.  While I agree with this statement I would like to point out, that if you are an aspiring actor/actress/musician/model/person/thing you most likely are not in dire straits and you probably have other options.  Has anyone ever really heard of the situation “I have no money so hanging out with famous people and being seen by hundreds of thousands of people is my only option”?  Now if we were talking about actual strippers and actual prostitutes, I would say yes, you are correct, they more than likely do not have any other option.

Don’t get me wrong, the fact that they actually do have to get naked to get parts is awful. But it isn’t the casters fault that that has become the expectation. I think it comes down to the first girl who thought to seduce the caster. THAT was a definite choice.  Now every woman that comes after has to at least match that, if they want to stand a chance against that kind of competition.  If every girl that came in to the audition fully clothed and answered questions and maybe proved that they can dance or something then the casters would have to choose off of actual talent and personality rather than who was best in bed.

I feel it is important to add that the only place where this is found is in Rap and Hip-Hop videos. I would like to now point the finger at the industry that causes these girls to have to resort to this.  Dear anonymous Rap/Hip-Hop artist, Stop singing about misogyny, sexism and “bitches and hos”. You are only successful because you’re fans are too ignorant of your lyrics and/or they are sexist pigs who would like to see things the way they were before 1920. Love, Luke

Now if you fall into the category of said ignorants this one is for you. Dear Ignorant,  If you listen to songs that promote misogyny then you are promoting misogyny. If you don’t know whether you fall into that category or not listen to the lyrics of the music that you are promoting and stop being ignorant. If you are one of those idiots that say things like “well I don’t like the lyrics but the song is so great so I bought it anyway,” you are still promoting what you “don’t like”.  Learn something and know what you are listening to and approving. Love, Luke

If any of this angers you are most likely a misogynist/sexist and your opinion means less than nothing to me.  However I would like to mention that I know all rap isn’t about women, and I would also like to state that I do like some rap, so get off your high horse.

Meanwhile back at the actual subject of the blog post…

So in conclusion, women are not objects and should not be treated as such, HOWEVER, women who exercise their right to be fuck puppets and be used like objects deserve to get what they are asking for.

Thanks for reading and I leave you with this video.

Love Luke

The MuzZzZzZeum

Posted: November 14, 2010 in Class shtuff

Well, on friday our class went to the museum.  When I first heard this I thought “okay, at least it’s better than class”.  I’m not a huge fan of museums but I do enjoy art. I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking “how can you like one and not the other?”.  I don’t know, I’m weird, okay?

Now when we got to the museum I figured it would be a “go find these pieces and answer these questions” or at the very least a “go find a piece you find interesting and write about it”.  HOWEVER, the curator of the museum (or at least the lady who seemed in charge) took us to a corner of the museum, sat us down like we were in third grade, and we stared at a single piece, for 50 straight minutes.

“What do you see?” “What does this mean?” What blah blah blah blah?”  I mean really, what the fuck?  We analyzed the hell out of that picture painting thing!  This lady tried to turn me into the person at art museums I hate the most.  That guy who stares at a painting of a fork in a steak for half an hour, and tells everyone who will spare twenty minutes to listen, that it symbolizes the ethical transgression of the metaphysical mindset of the common day misanthrope (if you don’t know what it means, it’s okay because the guy at the museum 9 times out of 10 is an ass-hole and doesn’t know either).  We analyzed the colors and the subject and the problems of the painting and the problems of the painter and blah blah blah blah!

On the flip side the painting, once thoroughly analyzed, was a little more cool, and I began to truly appreciate the complexity of the piece.  It was political, it was spiteful, it was very full of stereotypes and satire.  I slowly began to realize that this painting/picture had  a lot to say. Don’t get me wrong I was still bored out of my mind, but at least I now understood why we spent so much time analyzing it.

The question of the name of the painting was then bought up.

“Alamogordo Blues”

WHAT? For a political satire and stereotype piece, that’s the name you choose? Really? I would have preferred the painter had left it unnamed, sure that would have made him a pretentious prick, but at least it wouldn’t make him look like an uncreative idiot.  I just want to know what was going through his mind. Was it a rushed decision? Was he just really uncreative? What ludicrous idea popped into his head to think that that would be a good name for this piece?

Well whatever. There ya go Class

THANKS FOR READING!

Front Men

Posted: November 12, 2010 in Stuff I notice
Bad Religion's logo, the Crossbuster

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So I went to an awesome concert last night; Bad Religion with The Bouncing Souls and Off With Their Heads.

I had never actually heard of OWTH before, but when they got on stage they reminded me of Teenage Bottlerocket.  They were fantastic! Good music, good set, and they didn’t bullshit time by talking too much. They had great energy, they played their set through (stopping only to tell the audience who they were and where they were from), and they got off stage.  The next band, The Bouncing Souls, I was fairly excited for.  I had never seen them before but I like what I had heard on CDs and whatnot.  They came to the stage with the audience proudly singing “ole ole ole” and played their set.  Although the music was okay, but the lead singer seemed really bored.  In fact, the only one who seemed to be enjoying himself was the bassist.  About halfway through the set I found myself, much like the front man, bored.  As soon as TBS got off, we waited for another fifteen minutes for Bad Religion to come on.  A large white curtain dropped upstage and “BAD RELIGION” was projected onto it with a red background whilst fanfare and general uproar sounds were played through the P.A..  The lead singer, a man old enough to be my dad, looking like the college professor he is, came out on stage and put on a fantastic show! These five old men put off a ridiculous amount of energy, and put on one of the greatest shows I have ever been to.

After the concert I began thinking about how the frontman of a band can either make or ruin a show for the audience.  Lack of energy from the frontman of Bouncing Souls killed their performance for me.  While the frontmen of  Off With Their Heads and Bad Religion made the show entertaining and fun.

Maybe I’m just weird, but as the front man of my own band it’s something I think I should pay attention to.

Just somethin’ I noticed

Thanks fer readin’

Just a thought

Posted: November 9, 2010 in Random bull

You know how people give each other heart shaped stuff for valentines day?

One day I’d like to receive an anatomically correct heart shaped card or box of chocolates.

Preferably the chocolates would be full of like strawberry filling or something.

So yeah, Just a thought

Thanks for reading

Have you ever met someone who seems really cool and then as you get to know them you slowly learn that you actually hate them with all of your being? No? Lucky you.

For those of you who don’t get to experience this let me lay it out for you.

When I first met this person I was at a punk show with some friends.  I had seen her before because she went to my school and was at almost all the shows that I went to.  When we finally did actually meet, my first thought was “wow, this is a really cool person and I would like to get to know her better”… and therein lies my first mistake.  As I started to hang out with her I realized that she was a cool person but she was a little high strung “that’s not so bad, even if it is a bit annoying” I thought.  It seems that the more time that passed the more I realized how annoying she was, but she was always around now so I tried to stay sociable.  Now I have finally reached a point where I can’t even stand to hear the sound of her voice.  The amount of shit she has caused and the amount of shit she has fucked up; it all makes me so unhappy and pissed off when she’s around.  I imagine I’ll wind up posting about her again.

So until then, fuck you bitch

And thank you for reading.

Why?

Posted: November 3, 2010 in Random bull

This is a test, nothing more nothing less.  If that is a problem, then suck it.