The Pretender

I used to be big fan of television when it was actually worth watching. I amassed a slew of shows to tune into including one called The Pretender. The show was about a man named Jarod who was kidnapped as a child and raised in a top secret, Area 51-like facility called The Center. He was a child prodigy and the people who kidnapped him put him through a series of simulations and used the ideas he came up with to perpetuate evil. The show begins when, as an adult, he escapes.
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Philosophical Waxing

At times I experience periods of heightened creativity which is how I know I’m beginning a manic depressive cycle. I read once that this was because a person was actually receiving communication from the divine during their mania. I don’t believe this but it was such a whimsical thought that I tucked it away in my hat for occasions when I am inclined to ponder such things.

I’m probably the most peculiar atheist you’ll ever meet. I don’t believe ‘God’ exists but I hold a deep fascination about the idea and its accompanying mythologies. Perhaps it is the writer in me but there is something seductively peculiar about the way that we, as human beings, feel the need to rationalize the existence of our world and the obsessive need to hide our complete ignorance about it.
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Equivalent Exchange

Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something of equal value in return. That is the law of Equivalent Exchange and the first rule of Alchemy. ~Alphonse, Full Metal Alchemist

My average work week is fifty-six hours. Forty at a full time job and sixteen at a part-time job. The cost of living is high in my area but because I don’t want a roommate (flashback to the horror filled days of campus life), I made the choice to get a second job to cover the expenses. Sure it gets a little tricky sometimes on the days when I have to go straight from one job to the next and with the demise of my clunkmobile, a few weeks ago, it’s been quite the adventure.
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The Boondocks

This is a port from my old blog.

So I just finished watching an episode of the Boondocks. That show is hellaciously funny and I spent most of the time trying not to spit water all over my keyboard.

The Boondocks is about two black boys, Huey (10) and his little brother Riley (8) who are living in the suburbs of Illinois with their grandfather. The show started off as a comic strip, which is featured in over 350 newspapers nationwide, but has now expanded into the book, television and, soon to come, movie markets. The creator, Aaron Mcgruder, uses the show as a platform to tackle some of the more touchier issues in America such a race relations and stereotypes.
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