Life's a bitch and she's got me pussy whipped.
Books: Brave New World, Till We Have Faces, The Great Divorce, Blue Like Jazz (I realize three of these books are religiously based but still check them out!)
Movies: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, V for Vendetta, Gladiator, Requiem for a Dream, We Own the Night, American Beauty, Shawshank Redemption, Minority Report, Chocolat, Kill Bill, Flightplan, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Chronicles of Narnia, The Matrix, L.A. Confidential, Dances with Wolves, Good Will Hunting, Æon Flux, Howl's Moving Castle, Pan's Labyrinth, Cloverfield, Coraline, Star Trek
TV shows: The Office (obviously), the lesser known Parks and Recreation, Bones
Some people think I'm Gamma, so I'm going to take that as permission to post stupid shit.
I recommend turning your room into a fort. Make it really pimped out with different sections (entertaining section, lounging section, etc.). Put a TV with old gaming equipment in there and relive your childhood. Put signs in front about who may and may not enter.
I also recommend taking a really hot bath and enjoying a frozen mixed drink at the same time.
Next time you're sad, take some scented body lotion and rub it into your skin. Give yourself a pedicure. Nothing makes me feel better than pampering myself. Also, do a Google or Youtube search for "cute things" or "baby animals."
I recommend this album: Dogs ? Nina Nastasia ? Listen and discover music at Last.fm
Write letters to strangers and put them where anybody can find them. They can contain secrets or whatever you like. I like writing something that I think will make somebody happy.
Aaaaand, that's all I have for now.
The stieg larsson/millennium trilogy
In ur thread, floodin' it with ur conflictor.
I'd be curious to hear what sort of imagery this song conjures up, actually. I'm sorry if that's a bad question, totally no pressure to answer
idk if you like scifi dyslexic, but this is one of my favorite books... it's a post-human "romp" through the future solar system set against a backdrop of us (as a species) going through the next phase of evolution (through genetics vs. technology) on to the stage past that. Has some very interesting ideas in it, like a woman who adds body parts to herself until her "body" becomes the an entire mined out asteroid inhabited by clones of herself (in original human form) and a man she once used as a puppet (in the literal sense) to get the power to accomplish this. I highly recommend it.
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I like modern country music. I'm sorta out of date, but I like Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Dierks Bentley, etc. Seems more "real" to me, and I identify with it a whole lot more than any other type of music.
Te-INTp/ILI, my wife: Fi-ISFj/ESI, with laser beam death rays for ESTp/SLEs, lol
16 years of bliss in an Activity relationship
a matter of different tastes and life situations of course.
this one, youtube clips,
Walter E Williams: website, townhall column, cato page, .
Milton Friedman: .
Thomas Sowell: townhall column,
Also the book Genes, Peoples, and Languages by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza.
Also the old classic Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott.
Since you've repeatedly expressed affinity for Scandinavia, scandinavian music may be of interest, like these guys:
Shu bi dua, Danish
Oystein Sunde, Norwegian
Vommol Spelemannslag, Norwegian
Ivar Medaas, Norwegian
Harry Brandelius, Swedish - exceptionally precise Swedish enunciation
Lapp-Lisa, Swedish, religious
May also be interesting; haven't seen the real thing yet:
And of course, DEADWOOD:
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; It cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows the other. Mao Tse Tung
The Schiff Report; interpretations of market movements by a guy that predicted the 2008 credit crisis before it happened:
Skip to 1:57
Per introduction to his general outlook: