I must admit that disgust was my first reactionÂ after seeing this, but then I thought about it a little more and ask myself…why am I so disgusted?Â Was my initial reaction solely due to itÂ being a whole chicken?Â It’s not like there aren’t any canned meats in the market place already.
I personally think that this is just more of the same type of catering to a culture who will stand in front ofÂ a microwave and say hurry up!!!
This work, which showsÂ children “happy slapping” a helpless victim is called “Do It Again, I Didn’t Press Record.”Â Â
British artist Barnaby Barford, based in London, takes both mass manufactured and antique porcelain figurines and “refigures” them, by cutting them up and painting them, turning them into sinister but humorous sculptures.Â Â He said his collection, called “The Good, The Bad, The Belle”, reflects how the youth of today are perceived by the older generation.Â Â (more…)
TONIGHT’S TOPICS: Drugs: Why are they illegal?Â Which illegal drug has the biggest pros and cons if it was ever to become legal?Â And what legal drug is possible as harmful as what’s illegal now?Â Be sure to join us tonight!!!
An X-ray shows nails embedded in the skull of 27-year-old Chen (Anthony) Liu whose decomposing body was discovered in Sydney’s Georges River in November 2008.Â PoliceÂ BELIEVE Chen was killed by being shot repeatedly in the head with a high-powered nail gun.
Uhmm… police “believe” he was killed by being shot repeatedly in the head?Â How much more evidence is needed???
The following is a response posted by Ben Goldstein of Ketchum PR Agency on behalf of The Clorox Company:
On behalf of The Clorox Company, I would like to respond to Amy Tenneryâ€™s article titled â€œThe Four Biggest Enviro-Scams,â€� in which she criticizes the Green Works brand. It is our belief that Ms. Tennery misinterpreted key product information about Green Works Natural Cleaners, and I would like to provide the following facts to put her conclusions into context.Â Â (more…)
One thing that I know for sure is when striving towards your goals, there is a thin line between being realistic and being straight up delusional. This is when it’s extremely important that you be completely honest with yourself…with not only where you’re going, but where you currently are.
Unfortunately I’ve seen a lot of people get so lost in their goals that they miss out on opportunities that could’ve helped them. Don’t allow yourself to get blinded by the brightness and allure of your dreams. Now by all means once you made up your mind of what your going to do, go out and do it…but understand that there are many steps required to get there. And not one step is more important than the other. Until your goal is reached, consider each step as bridge to your destiny.
And PLEASE THINK carefully about your goals! I find nothing more tragic than a goal that’s not well thought out. The one that really bothers me the most is when someone is just trying to live out something seen on TV. This is because I know that the final product of what’s shown on TV is not fairly balanced with reality and illusion…it’s mostly illusion. And if you don’t understand that, it’s a good chance that you will become delusional.
A final thought to ponder…most people aren’t on TV because of who they are, it’s because of who they wanted to be…and usually it’s a BIG difference!!!
In the coming months, cheap headsets that let you control technology with the electrical signals generated by your firing neurons will go on sale to the general public. Our relationship with technology â€“ and our brains â€“ will never be the same again.Â Â (more…)
In greenwashing, as in life, there are seven sins. There’s the sin of the hidden trade-off, for example, the sin of vagueness, and the sin of no proof. So says sinsofgreenwashing.org, which takes on companies that offer seemingly green benefits â€” often at a hefty price tag â€” with little results. As the green trend continues, companies in almost every industry vie for a piece of the green market, even the embattled General Motors has taken a chance on its own green product initiative.
But as the field of green products grows, so does the number of impostors. The following is a list of some of the most perplexing green products out there-and an assessment of just how scammy they might be:Â Â (more…)
This really appealed to me because some of my greatest creative expression were produced whenÂ fighting boredom.Â On the really real, I fear being bored because it’s when my mind wonders in the most unproductive places.
In “Thank You And You’re Welcome”, a couple of theories of how to obtain happiness was presented. One of which was “2 keys 2 happiness”. The first key is being able to tolerate things that make you unhappy. The second key is being able to change things to make you happy.
I now present a third…being mentally loyal to oneself. And that loyalty is defined by never confessing to believe in something that you don’t believe. Having this discipline in your life will give you that extra boost needed during the down times…and trust me, there will be down times when chasing your dreams!!!
This is an actual logo designed in 1973 for the Catholic Churchâ€™s Archdiocesan Youth Commission that stood for God’s children…now…uhmm, not so much!Â It even won an award from the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles.
Isn’t interesting how time can/will always change one’s perspective?
One of the many lessons that I’ve learned in life is totally accepting people for who they really are instead of trying to change them to fit my ideal. Being a person who rarely focuses on what has been done, but more on what needs to be done, that was no easy task.
A lesson learned within the lesson is acceptance does not necessarily mean involvement. When I say that I totally accept someone for who they are, it is often misunderstood to mean that it also includes an open invite into my life. Of course this is absurd to me. For example…when I accept you for being a horrible driver, I think it would be quite idiotic of me to then allow you to drive my car.
It seems that some people want it both ways…accept me being irresponsible, but treat me like I’m the most responsible. When and where does that make sense?
I found this article by fellow thinker Mike LaBossiere quite intriguing…
In a somewhat controversial move, some US airlines have implemented a policy of charging large passengers extra. The gist of the policy is that if someone cannot fit comfortably in a normal seat, they will be required to purchase a second seat or upgrade to business class.
While some have accused the airlines of simply trying a new scheme to make money, the airlines have defended this policy by asserting that large passengers infringe on the comfort of other passengers and point to various complaints made by passengers about this problem. (more…)
Australian researchers say rain and gloom may be good for the brain by improving the ability to remember.
A team from the University of New South Wales School of Psychology questioned shoppers at a Sydney store over a 2-month period.Â They found people performed better on memory tests when the weather was bad and shoppers were feeling depressed, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported Friday. (more…)
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”
TONIGHT’S TOPICS: Tune in and join the discussion as we examine polyamory, the practice of having multiple open romantic relationships.Â Who’s built for it?Â Is it the ideal?Â Is marriage overrated or antiquated?
“Life is tragically simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.”
…remember these words by fellow thinker Thomas Edison…”From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day…from his neck up he’s worth anything that his brain can produce.”Â Â
I must admitÂ that I was somewhat skeptical at first in whether or not to post this quote.Â Â My initial thought was it might come off asÂ aÂ little bit antagonistic for those whoÂ have traditionalÂ 9 to 5 Â jobs…whichÂ would beÂ the furthest thing from my intent.Â Â
Here’s the US President as Barack the Barbarian in a new comic book. Chicago-based Devil’s Due Publishing will publish the comic in June, featuring Obama as the muscle-bound, loincloth-wearing president of ‘Kickassistan’… (more…)
Although I think everyone has the ability to be successful, I don’t think that everyone will be successful. I say this in reference of the people who for some bizarre reason don’t do anything towards being successful. Sure they talk a good game, but when asked what are the last three things done towards their goals…the answer is normally a re-astounding…nada nada nada…not a damn thing!!!
I believe in never letting anything stop you from doing…even when you don’t know what you’re doing. So many growth moments awaits you on your journey to succeed. I think it’s key to embrace your growth moments and be prepared to apply the lessons learned to your benefit at a moment’s notice. Each step should/will reveal something that you would want to stop, start and continue doing in order to reach you goal. But it requires you to be like Nike and JUST DO IT! (Sidebar: One of my top ten slogans of all time!)
Remember this point my fellow thinkers…”Life is built for failure just as much as it is for success. The most important thing to realize is that life is based on a system of free will.”
Korean sculptor Gwon Osang creates sculptures from hundreds of photographs of the original subjects, overlaying them onto lightweight life-sized mannequins.Â Gwon’s quilted photo-sculptures are made by photographing different sections of the model’s anatomy and then piecing them together onto a plaster mannequin. (more…)
TONIGHT’S TOPICS: Join us as we discuss the idea of same-sex heterosexual co-parenting. What does it mean? How could it work? What are the potential benefits and consequences of this sort of domestic situation?
Fellow thinker and inspirational writer Orison Swett Marden said that, “There are three type of people in the world. There’s the wills, the won’ts and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything: the second oppose everything: the third fail at everything.” (more…)