I don’t know that we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. If we want to play the stud or the smart-ass or the fool, we know the words to say. We are all working from the same dog-eared script.
It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.
And if all of us are play-acting, there can be no such thing as a soul mate, because we don’t have genuine souls.
It had gotten to the point where it seemed like nothing matters, because I’m not a real person and neither is anyone else.
The Royal Armouries has verified that silk has bullet-stopping capabilities – but Archduke Franz Ferdinand forgot to wear his the day he was assassinated, writes Maev Kennedy
Don’t really know much, if anything about WWI but still, interesting.
My best friend Wil Wheaton posted my thing
Boyhood (2014) dir. Richard Linklater
At least we could use the bumpers.
You don’t want the bumpers. Life doesn’t give you bumpers.
Cheesecake at this weeks #cheesedaytuesdays (at A Thin Place )
Julia’s Eyes/Los ojos de Julia (2010) Directed by Guillem Morales
are you fighting, katniss? are you here to fight with us?
i a m . i w i l l .
Jon Snow of Channel 4 News, who recently visited and reported from the war zone in Israel and Gaza, says what many in positions of power fear to say publicly: that, because we often turn a blind eye to the actions of the Israeli government, a share of the blame sits at our feet.
Sadly, despite the lengths that Israel will go to continue its annexation of the Palestinian Territories - whether that be through corrupting Westminster with political donations, knocking down Palestinian homes, or firing rockets into defenceless neighbourhoods - our government silently supports Netanyahu and the brutal IDF.
We like to think of Israel as the bastion of Western democracy and freedom in the Middle East. However if recent events tell us anything, it is that Israel is just as concerned about preserving human life than those who have been responsible for the acts of terrorism against innocent civilians in our own nation.© Channel 4 News