I. Am. Verboten is a mysterious ghost of an author wondering through the studio as if he owns the place.
"The ones with better ideas carry the day. Not the fast, or the strong, or even the smart. Good luck! Can't wait to see what you create."
Verboten publishes a sensational tabloid with buzz gathered from all around the world then twisted into nonsense. Nobody knows why. We do other stuff, too.
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Our Tribal Circles is a character study set to a contemporary landscape both nightmarish and familiar.
Henry is a mysterious man with a dark history who hunts unusual things. He's been alive a long time.
When we wake up each day, I am certain many of us forget the priorities of the day before. We all have our little mental tricks; the internal clock; nature's alarm.
Recently we've watched the virtue police come for anyone they don't think complies to their dominant narrative. But who are the virtue police?
If you're like me, you can sense something stirring... just beneath the surface of things. Something that reminds you of the great ones who came before us.
More than doctors, which extend life and quality. More than lawyers that seek justice, more than authors or artists or scientists or clergy who seek conciliation and progress.
Do you know someone who makes other people miserable on purpose? Want to do something about it, but you just don't know how?
Psychics and fortune tellers are victims of transphobic-esque micro-aggression by Canada's "legalitarian" bourgeois. What's wrong with selling a few crystals? Can't people have a little fun... it's just incense, man.
Specific ideas have optimal outcomes and general ideas produce approximations with higher overhead. Less specific is less relevant and thus less valuable.
The Keely Motor Company shouldn't be unfamiliar to the aspiring investor. It's a cautionary tale of genius, promises, fraud, and financing. A young inventor, 1870's Philly, enjoying the benefits of deep pockets willing to fund his research.
Another sleepless night. So many thoughts, important thoughts, problems that have to be solved. Responsibilities. Payroll, supplies, the conflict brewing between Lumber and Paint. Sometimes sleep seems like the only thing we can't pay attention to.
In the real world there's a "Production Horizon" of no return where randomness cannot follow and chaos is forever held back from producing anything of a higher order. Don't assume every possible alternative vector will produce a non-negative result.
In 2015, after 16 years of television history, Jon Stewart left the Daily Show and for the most part... comedy.
Country is a family of common interest, progress and legacy. A shared investment to point our children toward prosperity. Our better angels help us remember that, but they won't do the hard work for us.
Colour me skeptical. I shouldn't have to even write this. This should be common sense after a 21st century education. No-one in the entire world can show that any of the following things really work.
With the recent popularity of the amazing 1st season of Karate Kid's Cobra Kai I felt it was worth covering some martial arts stuff. I know MMA is the flavour of the day, but we mustn't forget the past.
Yesterday, Sam Harris published his Response To Controversy to help address the constant gas lighting on twitter. Most who follow Sam or Maajid Nawaz know of the long running feud with journalist Mehdi Hasan over the role of Islam in the modern world.
Imagine a world where the print shop tells you what you can and can't write on the paper you bought from their store.
You spend an entire afternoon burying a thoughtful time capsule, though little do you know just a few years later someone digs it up while bored on summer vacation. Reads your thoughts. Something happens.
The free software movement inspired a generation of revolutionary minds toward technological progress instead of violence. While the romantic hacker elite stole hearts they also reminded the powers that be that no one is beyond accountability.
Someone told me the other day their friend in his early twenties won't talk to his parents because they aren't relevant enough to his life. Not relevant enough. The hollow boy couldn't think of a single reason to call his mother.
There's nothing this man won't say if he believes it and should you expect anything less from the enigmatic John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten. Creative genius. Misanthrope. Contrarian. Fearless. Self-righteous. Honest to a brutal fault. Doesn't give a shit.
They call for Abby. You don't recognize the name so she must be a recent hire, but why is the producer talking to the cinematographer again? Next they're setting up something called the martini shot. Will this day never end?
There's a scene hidden deep in historical cinema. So powerful it shaped generations. Lost in a spaghetti of forgettable, derivative pulp; cinematic gems like this one defined words like "hero" and "legend". It was never accurate.
Having used stem cells from frogs to produce "living robots", scientists in America are hailing a new form of life, but I say "Not so fast".
This is capital production in real time. An unplanned, organic exchange effecting both and all around them. Moments like this are high risk because they can point a potent force in a destructive direction if not handled with care.
When was the last time you chased a mystery... the last time you caught something by the tail and it suddenly pulls you to places so strange you gasp for breath. What's it feel like to hold on with all your strength until you finally get there.
It always starts with fire. Prometheus said we must carry its secret within us. A little bit of the old with a lot of the new and suddenly you have the best of both. A year round means of producing the life we dream about.
BA-WOOSH! That's the sound a man's toilet makes when it flushes. That's the sound of a Ferguson. It's the music that soothes the beast. Without it many marriages, especially with children, linger in misery.
Myths and legends are the Alchemical elements of a place so weird only the dead can understand it. I present the world serpent, Jormungandr. Child of Loki. Intimidating would be heroes with a coiled mass filling every ocean.
Vampires have needs. Fewer than you and a little blood is such a small price to pay for eternal friendship don't you think? The breath isn't so bad first thing in the morning. The Dhampir are day walkers and Nosferatu are happy to enjoy a sip at twilight.
Memes are a discrete unit of knowledge and strictly speaking the best ones are entirely original...but that's expensive...and time consuming.
The assassination of popular American President John F. Kennedy in Dallas summer of 1963 revealed the vulnerability of modern political leaders. The deep state has and will do anything to achieve its purpose. Even kill for it.
I think it's time that people fall in love with the mystery again. Some people like secrets and many don't. I remember being taught as a child that I wasn't to keep them at all.
We see them in the occasional news feed. That "other" company that kind of does what we do...succeeding! How dare they! I mean shouldn't they... They couldn't have... and there it is. The moment.
So why fight over pronouns? It's time to get judgmental. We don't teach boys how to be men anymore. Perhaps we don't want to be seen as moralizing.
Horoscopes derived from Foulsham's Fortune Teller c. 1942. Just a little bit of harmless occult fun for the Verboten audience.
I've rescued several animals in my time so I went to work on the wounds right away.
A dear friend who has spent years working the fields brought this back with him. Thinking he should put it out there, but he didn't know how.
Even as far back as Pythagoras, there's been a tendency to manipulate the perceived value of numbers and measurements.
And he wouldn't pay the $3400.00 for the ambulance. True story.
Notes based on Verboten concept of the 6th Wall of Reductive Distortion and its application to making an avant-garde short film.
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