Axver (axver) wrote,

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A man dreams of leaving but he always stays behind ...

Woohoo, new watch strap! My wrist no longer feels naked.

I know I've already mentioned this awesomeness to a number of people, and it absolutely must, must, must go in my LJ. Yesterday I rediscovered ZooTV Live In Sydney thanks to a discussion with light_so_bright over whether Bono or Clay is the better singer. I mentioned Bono's awesome Lemon and Dirty Day falsetto and just had to listen to it. So anyway, I watched this bit and I got blown away by it all over again;

"Looove, it won't last kissin-" KABOOM!

That, people, is the transition from Dirty Day to Bullet The Blue Sky. It's just amazing. Bono's there alone, the band's silent, and he's singing in his falsetto, and then Edge just rips out Bullet and Larry does that awesome drumming. It's like a frigging explosion. KABOOM! Anyway. Official verdict is Bono is the best singer ever, and this verdict was determined by myself with no outside help. I'm just that independent. Though I have to give it to the B-man, he does deserve the crown. "No spoken words, just a screeeeeeeaaaammmeeaaaahhhhhooooaaaaahhhhhhoahhhohahahoh." That's my best attempt at the A Sort Of Homecoming 'scream'. I adore the multiple yells of "Tooooooniiiiiight" as well. A Sort Of Homecoming is the most beautiful song. ZooTV Sydney is the most amazing video. I can't help falling in love with it. Leeemmmawwwn!

Now, here's something fun for you - Axver pretending to be Irish. Right click and save target as. I think I sound too Australian in that.

Dirty Day
Written and performed by U2, 27 November 1993

I don't know you
But you don't know the half of it
I had a starring role
I was the bad guy who walked out
They say be careful where you aim
Because where you aim, you just might hit
You can hold on to something so tight
You've already lost it

Dragging me down
That's not the way it used to be
You can't even remember
What I'm trying to forget

It was a dirty day
Yeah, dirty day

You want explanations
Of things I don't understand
You need someone to blame
Hey, throw a rock in the air
You'll finally hit someone guilty

From father to son
In one life has begun
A work that's never done
Father to son

Looove, it won't last kissing time

Get it right
There's no blood thicker than ink
Hear what I say?
Nothing's as simple as you think
Wake up
Some things you can't get around
I'm in you
Moreso when they put me in the ground

Days, days, days run away like horses over the hills
Those days, days, days run away like horses over the hills
Those days, days, days run away like horses over the hills
Those days, days, days run away like horses over the hills

Looove, it won't last kissing time
Looove, it won't last kissing time
Looove, it won't last kissing time
Looove, it won't last kissin-

That song has the theme of Bono's relationship with his father running throughout it, and so I can obviously relate. Lately I've been thinking a bit about just how abysmal my relationship with my father is. I'm sick of how bad it is, but nothing much is going to rectify that, and I wonder how much communication I'll have with him as the years go on. I know no matter how far I move away, I'll still talk to my mother regularly, but Dad? I don't know. I don't even know if I'll be going back to see him at all this year. I can imagine that's a bit devastating for him, but it's hard for me to really feel sorry or anything. If he's that desperate to see me, I suppose he can come here. Grandma and Grandpa are coming over later this year, so why can't he? Bah.

I REALLY don't want to write my SOR assignment. It's just too plain hard. I'm STUMPED. Writer's block like there's no tomorrow, and it's just ... not working. I have no ideas and I can't create much. This is going to be terrible. I need to read what others have written, I'm feeling so lost and confused about it all. I've been progressively writing portions over the weekend, but ... it's not very good at all. And I've got a lot of work to get done this afternoon. Not enough got done yesterday. I'd like to be sick tomorrow.

This is the topic: 'Discuss the following quote from The Cider House Rules using one or more of the situations posed in the movie. "Someone who don't live here made those rules. Those rules ain't for us. We are the ones who are supposed to make our own rules every single day. Ain't that true, Homer?"'

I can discuss the quote itself quite easily, but bringing in situations from the movie makes it harder. Against the quote directly, I can argue that there's an absolute lawgiver who has made the rules, the rules are made to be beneficial to us, and just because they aren't apparently there doesn't mean they don't understand or should have their rules ignored. Furthermore, this absolute lawgiver has given earthly power to make laws to some people, and thus they have the jurisdiction to govern the land. People can't just go against that because they don't like it. That's silly. If people can, then we'll have a society of anarchy. Rules and laws are a necessary element of society, simply to keep order, and they should be followed. We can all see the diabolical nature of anarchy simply by looking at what happened in Somalia.

Though ... I must say, I no longer really know what form of governance I actually support. I don't support democracy any more because it's a joke. Go watch electoral campaigns. It's a silly popularity contest, and as long as stupid people can vote, we're not going to get anywhere. Meanwhile, communism is all well and good in theory, but look at the disaster it became when put into practice. It's going to become a governing system of the past soon enough anyway. The USSR is down and China's becoming more democratic by the day. The other countries resisting change are lesser nations and they'll let go of it eventually. I don't believe in capitalism - it's about greed and competition, whereas if you look at Biblical teachings, Christ taught co-operation and self-giving. I just explained why anarchy is a joke. A theocracy would be nice, but you can't force people to believe a religion and people make shocking mistakes with theology sometimes. Plus, your typical theocracies are riddled with legalism and persecution, just look at the Muslim nations. A real theocracy with God literally ruling would obviously work, but that's not about to happen right now, is it? Sure, it's currently a spiritual reality, but physically and earthly, it's not happening this side of the new Heaven and earth.

In SOR, we determined that the best form of government is actually a good dictatorship. The term 'dictator' is reviled in today's society, but without reason - there is such a thing as a good dictator beloved by the people, and off the top of my head, Henry V of England and Tito of Yugoslavia are good examples. However, whether a dictator is 'good' is entirely dependent upon what you call 'good', and when one good dictator passes away, what is there to say another good dictator will follow him? A despotic moron could seize power, and that's about the worst kind of leader you could hope for.

It's confusing. Maybe I should just invent Axverism.

WinMX won't work, no matter what I try. It shall die a slow and painful death, preferably involving copious amounts of computer-code-y blood.

Last night I had a dream about LiveJournal. Yes, it's true. I'm quite serious. The weird part was someone got 1342 replies to an entry, but when I went to check, there were only ten ...
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