Finally i’ve found something useful to do with the Snip tool.
I’m gonna create a new tumblog and post only snips of stuff i find inspiring, witty and interesting from all over the internet.
Wish me well.
Just a rant about how messed up we are a hypocrites.
Here’s a Transcript….sorta:
Recently i came across a post on facebook about questioning what value could be gained from watching the on-going Big Brother “The Chase”, citing instances of open public sexual encounters between the housemates, Rewarding them for the use of drugs and alcohol and Calling out to all african Youths and media to denounce, ignore and ban the show, finishing off with “Say NO to TV shows without value, reality shows with rich immorality is a NO NO!”
Before responding to this, i’d like to make the following assumptions
1.) You’re an active youth of this generation
2.) You’re reasonably intelligent, smart and conversant with modern trends
3.) You’re well aware and conscious of everything that’s bin happening all over the world. You follow the news basically.
Now, i get that show does not go down well with a lot of viewers of the program’s targetted demograph, but come on people! if you stick 15 people to live together in a house for 90 days, you don’t expect them to teach each other shakespare or to discover the cure to HIV. The program is not made to teach you how to pass Jamb. Let’s stop thinking like chickens sleeping on a bicycle.
The replies and comments to the post were typical and expected: some supported the show be banned, some made religious attributions and references, blaming the devil as always, some just shyed from the problem all together. Reading through these commented exposed the same problems that have plagued the black race since the beginning of living memory: Closed mindedness. And it’s this closed mindedness has prevented us from seeing the truth of what is really happening.
1.) Banning Big Brother isn’t solving the problem. It’s not even close to a temporary fix. The original poster calls for ignoring tv shows that have no value, i put this to you and everyone else, when was the last time you sat down and really watched a show that HAD value? How many of you still take out time to listen to the NEWS? Not the bullshit from bloggers looking to add your viewship to their statics from traffic, Real news from the REAL News people. When was the last time you participated in a political discussion? Do you even have a political opinion?
Programs like Big brother and stations like MTV feed off our indiscipline and untrained emotions. That’s how they make money. They feed you with what you want to see, what they want to see and they get you addicted to it. Then they generate content for it to keep it going. Organize this. Give them that to do. See how they react when doing this. How do person X and person Y interact in this situation? Let’s explore their internal Chemistry some….
By now you get the direction i’m going with this.
- Big Brother is a elaborate experiment on human behaviourial studies, analysis, modification and control. You just have the grand privilegdes of watching because you paid for it. And they let you see what they want you to see.
2.) It’s too late to stop what’s going on. Our world
John O’Farrell on the talk that our world is turning into George Orwell’s 1984:
In another fundamental aspect, however, Orwell was dead wrong. In a paradox worthy of 1984 itself, the same technologies that enable Big Brother to watch us are rendering it ever more impossible for him to control what we know and think. Far from ending up in control of all knowledge through the Ministry of Truth, today’s governments have effectively lost the ability to control our access to information.
Call it the Fight Club paradox: If we were really in 1984, we would not be allowed to talk about being in 1984.
Today’s government don’t need to have control over what we consider to be the truth. Just create many truths. Everyone will pick the one most suited for them. The Government oils up and moves on as usual.
If you pick up a pencil and scribble, scribble, scribble… you don’t always end up with the most amazing art on your desk. That’s not how it seems to work for Vince Low though. This Malaysian artist has created a series of celebrity portraits composed almost exclusively of swirling lines, with his careful overlapping of each creating the fine shading and linear elements to give us a highly accurate representation. (x)
Written by Benjamin Starr
I can’t click my reblog button hard enough
It’s not just the ladies who get insecure, it’s all of us. It’s a human trait, yo.
reblog this everytime i see it. soooo cute!
Depression/Advice Blog *TRIGGER WARNING*
holy Moses this makes me happy
O Lord, You know what I long for;
You hear all my groans.
My heart is pounding, my strength is gone,
and my eyes have lost their brightness.