It’s been real long since a song has been stuck in my head so hard that I can’t even have a serious thought without hearing it’s beat. I warn you now, DO NOT listen to this song… you’ll be sorry!
“oh, there are pictures.. I keep them where I need the most cheering up.”
For those who don’t know the story behind this:
Before Maggie was born, Homer Simpson worked at the Nuclear Plant because he needed the money to pay for all the debt. Once Homer Simpson finally payed the debt, he quit his job to work at his dream job at the bowling alley. When Homer Simpson found out that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, he became depressed that he had to quit his job at the bowling alley because the salary couldn’t support them. When Homer Simpson begged Mr. Burns for his old life back, he put a plaque that reads “Don’t Forget: You’re Here Forever.” When Maggie was born, Homer instantly fell in love with her. When Lisa asked Homer where did all Maggie’s baby pictures went, Homer explains that he keeps it where he needs it the most
MY. MOST. FAVORITE. SCENE. EVER.
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
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Elephant in the Room - Now Voting
It funny how your entire life can change in the course of just a few hours. It really is the first day of my life :)
“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard
Looper was one of my favorite sci-fi movies I’d seen in a long time, next only to the even better Inception. Anyway, one question I’d always wondered while watching that movie was why does a Looper have to close his own loop? As in have to kill his future self rather than have his future self sent back to another Looper to kill, essentially guaranteeing that he won’t back out or have personal issues (as is the plot of the movie). Well, in an interview with Slashfilm.com, director Rian Johnson addresses the issue with a very good answer:
“People in the future, all they know about time travel is to be afraid of it. So they’re trying to keep it as tight as possible. So the initial reason they set it up this way was to keep the causality loop as tight as possible,” Johnson said. Because, for example, if someone else kills your older self and you have to exist with your own murderer for 30 years, what’s stopping you for murdering them or doing something to screw everything else up? ”Every bit of evidence is gone from that loop when you kill yourself,” he said.
Supposedly Johnson had actually conceived a scene explaining this in the movie but never shot it. Shame, it’s a fairly important question which happened to be answered with a fairly good explanation.
HOW TO START MEDITATING:
First understand what meditation is not. It is not merely sitting in a room thinking. Sitting quietly in a room can be a wonderfully relaxing exercise but it is not meditation.
First find a quiet, cool space. Sit comfortably with your back straight. You do not need to worry about a certain formal position at this point. Again, back straight, breathe deeply, slowly and regularly through your nose. Hold briefly and then exhale slowly. Do this rhythmically. Focus on your breathing. Some people like to use a candle flame or other source of focus.
Now, comes the tricky part. Focus, without effort, without frustration on your breathing. When your thoughts wander gently move them back to center. Your mind will rebel and try to think about every thing under the sun. Don’t be frustrated this is normal. Just gently move them back as many times as necessary. Do this for as long as it is comfortable. Ten or twenty minutes is generally sufficient. You are not goal oriented here. What happens happens and that is fine. Mindfulness is like pinning quicksilver under your thumb. The harder you “try” the harder it becomes.
This is a natural organic process let it happen without striving. For the first two years of your life you lived in mindfulness. You are returning to a natural state. It gets easier and more pleasant as you practice.
☯ Samsaran ☯
“Clementine” - Illustration by Sam Spratt
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind was an instant favorite of mine when it came out and remains one of few movies that I’ll revisit every couple years — it somehow manages to keep getting better.
+1, also one of my favorite movies of all time (my favorite romance for sure). If Mr. Spratt is selling this print, I would definitely would like to purchase one.
The modern day gaming generation will never understand the NES generation and how truly special it was. Not just in terms of pure quality or fun, but just how unique it really was. It was a time when gaming was booming and striving in a direction unheard of or seen. When I was 9 years old (in 1988, during the NES boom), my brother and I were allowed ONE GAME A YEAR that we had to share together so it was an extremely important decision. This would be the equivalent of married adults buying a home to us. We discussed it, analyzed it, argued it. We screamed, we cried and we pleaded our cases to each other. To be able to get this ONE game was special, so very damn special. I look at this comic and I sympathize and empathize with this fictional child. I know the feeling of that anxiety and ache in my heart. So to you Mr. Zac Gorman, thank you for the emotional trip down memory lane.
Toothpaste For Dinner comic: zero calorie pizza