Thursday, August 27, 2015

Countdown to Moscow

FLASHBACK - In about 4 days time, I will be drinking a coffee in Moscow. I wonder if they have changed the rules since last time I was there...


"Please don't let bongs (water pipe, excuse me) smoke you while the plane is taxi-ing to the gate."
Roger...

Besides that, nothing to memorable about Moscow, besides KOBE!


Back to the Motherland, one of my alleged ancestors was from there and left when the Russians fought the Japanese back in the day. He peace'd the army and went to Liverpool, worked as a shoemaker, and then headed to the Bronx. As long as he had no part in the creation of Crocs...

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1200 Hours, T-minus 4h to Launch

I first would like to apologize to those who love crocs, crocodiles, alligators, and all reptilian americans, including Hillary Clinton, and anyone else I may have offended with my previous remarks. And I apologize to Willy C. for taking a cheap shot at the misses, I'm sure she's quite lov... I digress

At the airport now, managed to get everything into one epic backpack! A moment of silence for my lost jeans, cheeky pants, the more modest speedo, nostalgia soaked t-shirts, and those who didn't make the final cut... you know who you are! 



Stay tuned for pictures and video blogging action! And send comments, missions, requests, contacts, whatever! Catch you in Moscow!





Monday, August 24, 2015

Dreams


Why do our dreams need to be so illusive? What is stopping us from living them, too ambitious, too grand, too many responsibilities?

Back to the Matrix, "You're living a dreamworld Neo."

Or from a lyric, from the lead singer of The Killers:

"Punch the clock, baby on the nightstand
You close your eyes, waiting for the Sandman
Spend your life, bracing for the crash land
You forget, baby it's a dreamland..."


It had it's Desired Effect, on May 15, as I pondered my dreams.



If you are a literal interpretation style being, as I know many of you are, you can even control your literal dreams... Give it a go! He's one of my favorite beings spreading the love on YouTube, check him out. He inspired me to start becoming my greatest version of myself. Shout out to the man himself! Infinite Waters (Diving Deep)



I have a dream, that one day I will see your beautiful glowing youthful face... But more than just seeing, a sense we seldom acknowledge, the 6th maybe, but not at M. Night, at dawn, flowering into greatness. The loving vibe from your heart.

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As for my dream of the day, inspired by a movie my sister is watching in which a woman who works in a cubicle starts a cooking blog, and she one day moves to Paris and meets her hero...

Maybe one day I'll live in Paris, quite a beautiful place. Hey Kanye, where do they have the best croissants? I'm not in a hurry though, BE HERE NOW!

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Another one of my dreams/missions is to be vegan, and I was thinking about those croissants... might be hard, but I saw this article earlier, just a thought... Beefing up WITHOUT meat!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rap Show Teaser - Out Now!

The moment you've all be waiting for, myself included. The teaser trailer is out - Full show to be debuted this Saturday! I wonder how it's going to end...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Back-Crack Addicts Anonymous

I will soon release a book and/or video/teach a yoga class regarding the following addiction. It is real, and I have been suffering (rejoicing in glory*) for several months now. The addiction has reached such intense levels that I can nearly crack Beethoven's 9th, stay tuned!


My chiropractor wanted me to save myself for him... We broke up. How selfish!

*Visual/Feelie*
"As we arrive at Espace I'm on the verge of tears as I'm certain we won't get a decent table. But we do; relief washes over me in an awesome wave."


When will be future be now... Soon!

Check out the latest developments by Skynet... I mean Boston Dynamics, no, Google, no Alphabet... Hard to keep track!



At 6' 2" 330 pounds maybe she can be the first female NFL player, or even beat Ronda Rousey!

Hopefully society won't objectify her, make her feel unsexy and awkward. Hard to keep up with those models...


You're beautiful just the way you are! Love yourself Atlas! And I'm not just saying that because I intend to become John Connor one day!

Don't be afraid though, the killer sex robots aren't quite there yet, or maybe thats what they want us to think!



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As for me, your humble narrator - Off to the beach for some tanning, high-jinx and tomfoolery!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Public Service Announcement

Care to take the Red Pill™? Please watch anyway if you're a Blue Pill™ user too!

You're a Star!



I was going through my bookmarks and I found this one... 100,000 Stars
Click Take a Tour on the top left for some quick perspective!

I heard that we are made of parts of exploded stars, look at how big our family is!


We are not alone!

2001: A Space Odyssey - Stargate Sequence


Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Catalyst IV - A New Hope

I just listened to the orientation webcast and I feel like David on his way home from the dentist and I just wanted to thank the man who made it all possible, or at least was a shining domino in the journey. The holographic Pokemon card, of sorts.

*** Scene Change ***

So I went on Birthright, with Israel Outdoors, as did the man I dedicate this too. (I can maybe get you a spot high on the list if you haven't done birthright yet!)

There was a open bar happy hour last summer at Boat Basin, which I was invited to by the man of the hour. Obviously one cannot pass up a open bar (For you CC people out there... you know) in Manhattan on the water. A beautiful August night...

So upon arriving I was greeted by a fine young lady, who I couldn't help but talk to.

"Are you interested in coming back to Israel?"

"Well of course!"I replied "Haven't you seen my pictures? Did you know I won, "Most likely not to leave Israel on the Bus Superlative Award Show?"


This was me later that night at Boat Basin, sans beard. I also wanted to thank M. Rubin, CPA for all of his beard training. "You better shave that scruff" was apparently the "wax on, wax off" training I needed to achieve my most recent form...


Absolute Savage Beauty! Who just got a nose job, a savage has to look good, right? and be able to breathe properly. I'm sure my future roommate will appreciate the assumed decrease in snoring. We shall see, but I digress...


I spoke with locals at the Jerusalem market and learned out the Israeli culture. Just not in this picture, this guy is from Colorado; and he's the balls! Good man!



I climbed mountains with ladies, in search of the perfect hummus. There was even a cameraman, wish he got a better picture of that bicep flex...


Alright, well make up for it later. Biceps for everyone! But we reached the summit!


And I looked out in awe! The hummus, the shawarma, the falafel... Absolutely breath taking, I assure you! I then descended to the beach to celebrate!


There was dancing, and the usual naughtiness, real horrorshow, as one of my favorite humble narrators might put it... Who happens to share the same name as the man I dedicate this post to.


And there was more dancing and toplessness, of course, that guy in the back I just noticed. I hope you are not making the same face right now, but maybe he's more like me at the top of the mountain...

Soaking in all that glory!


There was even some good old fashioned wrastling, as you may know, I'm a big fan. Perhaps there is a future for me in the Israel Professional Wrastlin' circuit. Check out my audition for tough enough if you haven't! There was even foreshadowing! (If you want a good story you need good use of literary elements... Stay tuned for some alliteration or something!)

So my character was guy trying to impress girl, the old classic face. She was kind of like Jesse's Girl.

I'm listening to it now, does he get the girl at the end... Maybe it takes a turn for the better... The point was definitely moot... go on... still 2 minutes left, you never know... Alright Rick your killing me, ugh.

Did I mention I am quite the romantic, I like a happy ending - But ol' Rick was right, for better or for worse. I won the fight though. Maybe I'll get to be Jesse over in Israel... But making people jealous isn't necessary, but look at what came out of it, classic rock!

But I lost the plot...

***

I just wanted to thank my boo and favorite CPA, Alex - who invited me to the Boat Basin open bar. Who know's what would have happened if not. I'll finish the story later; but Alex my good sir, thank you again, won't be the same without you sitting right there, reciting 90's rap lyrics or something, distracting the hardworking people around us...

I shed a tear... For that girl... And for you ;)

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Director's Notes

I switched the title to a Star Wars reference, because my friend just told me there is a new Star Wars branded lipstick... Inspired by the lost plot.

My New Apartment...



This morning I have received an email about where I will be living, I haven't checked it yet.. Off to Google Maps! My pile of bathing suits are tingling with anticipating...

"Please head straight to the apartment between: 89 Har Metsada St..."


***

BEACH!!!! I just want to thank everyone for making this possible, my parents for conceiving me, allegedly on a caribbean waterfall, information courtesy of tipsy mother. My brother and sister, My dogs Sonny and Cher, a fine watchdog and loving throw pillow (I don't throw her... Are they called that because you have to throw them out of the way before getting to business... Hmm) I want to thank my friends and family. My college professors and advisors for leading down the path of madness so that I would final lose it and move to the beach. I am forever indebted to you, kind of like the way rich people use it, thank goodness I don't owe you any money, go state schools*! *meh And I want to thank all you reading this! I love you all! *Music playing reaches first chorus, think I should stop* 

Rap Show Footage: Coming Soon


Last night was the final show of the What Has Happened Tour 2015. I wanted to thank everyone for coming out, Rx Kings for getting everyone going, AVN, Rosigno, Migs, Barnyard... And Skemata for laying down some old school style justice. It was a damn good time!

Surprise! Surprise! - my rap group who started back at Binghamton, will be releasing footage of the show soon, maybe even a documentary. Stay tuned for the footage, I cant wait to see it myself!

But to maybe hold you over, my close personal friend Fish and I did a little spoken word talk show jam interpretive dance session at an open mic on Tuesday as part of our PR tour for the show. Here's my spoken word rant, written mostly on my phone while walking to and from Penn Station.

Spoken Word of the Phone - Summer 2015 


For my love MCM

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Can you nationalize love and compassion?

Therapy they rape me
Get dressed just to take it off
Retail therapy, back to the animal ways
Kings-Dominion, don't care your opinions
Whip whip secretary it, ain’t no boss tonight
Detail therapy, back to reality

Hard to be here now when you're chasing ever after
Hard to adhere (settle down) when chasing disaster

You think you’re staring down the barrel of paradise
One more lift and we roll the dice
Ice ice baby, cold as justice
Systematic add vice, stripping chords progressions away
Confessions half off today

Join the loyalty program, but I can’t remember I need more ram, another gram, but I’m no pro, guess that’s just the amateur I am

My values, look up to the flag,
red, white and blue

Unweave the light, it’s all rainbows and darkness,
we flying through a blender of kaleidoscopes and dynamite
Boom goes the
Wearing that brand no wonder who or whom owns ya
Doom and gloom owns ya

Spinning it back, right round, fight rounds, 12
and when the clock strikes zero
What’s all this talk about not try a new a hero
Don’t be a hero, hero
Why not a shero
Why not a we-row

Rowing on the surface of the deep

In and out, forward and back, yin and yang, suns and black holes
hard to reinvent the wheels in the sky

First stop them turning
Turn back time and meditate on butter churning

Home school learning
The new youth yearning
The new sons rising
Shine on, rhyme on, climb on
The city on a hill, flowers reaching off window sills

Time for the sequel, this is your world 2
This is our world too
And I wanted to build it just for you

Saturday, August 15, 2015

There is no spoon...


"Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth...there is no spoon. Then you will see it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."

Morpheus: What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.


       "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
       Albert Einstein

"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter." - Max Planck

Werner Heisenberg

“[T]he atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.”

― Werner Heisenberg
Did you ever think that The Matrix was a true story? A story about how the machine turned us all into batteries, without our knowing.

Morpheus speaks with Neo on the Nebuchadnezzar:

       Neo: Why do my eyes hurt?

       Morpheus: You've never used them before. Rest, Neo. The answers are coming.

       Neo: Morpheus, what's happened to me? What is this place?

       Morpheus: More important than 'What?' is 'When?'

       Neo: When?

       Morpheus: You believe it's the year...

The year 2015... Just a number, it's more like the year... remember the word number.

Numb-er... Making you numb to the truth. Our history goes back way farther than 2015, as you know BC... But Jesus for instance... based on a story from times before, the numbers making you think you know the whole story, back to year 0.

Startling new evidence from Giza appears to prove that the Sphinx was built over 10,000 years ago,
thus rewriting the history of human civilization.

Walter BenjaminHistory... His - Story

There is a saying

“History is written by the victors.”

― Walter Benjamin

Just a thought... There is more to it all than meets the eye. 

And lastly, a doodle from my advanced accounting class in grad school. It features a quote that really hit home...





Friday, August 14, 2015

The Final Hours

Each end is but a new beginning, the wheels in the sky keep on turning. Season to season, night to day, yin to yang... Planets flying around the Stars; just like us, flying around each other. Like electrons passing by, all sharing the same nucleus. Be it our company, family, friends, communities. As above, so below the old maxim goes.

Also I wanted to share, yesterday was the 18th anniversary of South Park, a classic example of societal satire. The creators were also big fans of Alan Watts, check out their early videos they made!



One of my heroes, besides Kanye, of course! Check out more of his talks on YouTube!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

It's an abstract world

A friend of mine told me to be a content creator, not a content consumer.

My blog title comes from a t-shirt I found in Tokyo.

The front reads, "So Good" and features a kanji meaning "The Encounter"

The back reads, "It's an abstract world, don't want, don't want to be no fool"

















And interestingly enough the company has my initials and some familiar letters


And I've been wearing red... but its all just coincidence, right?

It has stuck with me for many years, always pondering it's meaning.

It reminds me of a documentary, A Pervert's Guide to Ideology, featuring Slavoj Zizek




















I find it to be about the nature of man and perceptions. Two seemingly different people meet, with different ideologies but maybe, we are not so different you and I. We long to understand the whole, big picture. But it is like the heads chasing the tails, can't flip a coin fast enough, but when you do it creates the illusion of a sphere.

ab·stract
adjective
abˈstrakt,ˈabˌstrakt/
  1. 1.
    existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.
    "abstract concepts such as love or beauty"


I feel it is my mission, like my past career of accounting, striving to put your finger on the dance of life, make it concrete. You can slow it down and admire the moments, or get swept up in the ebb and flow. To each their own, where ever we may go. But always know, that you're home. Ohmmmmmmm

What do you think the shirt means?