Thursday, 14 December 2006

On distilling almost 40 years of wisdom and experience into one pithy statement about the relationship between self-image, the body and the Will.

There's a hell of a difference between being a fat lazy lump and a fat lazy lump that's doing something about it, even if only in your head.

Thursday, 7 December 2006

Reaching for the classics to express how you feel


Lord she's gone done left me done packed/up and split
and I with no way to make her
come back and everywhere the world is bare
bright bone white crystal sand glistens
dope death dead dying and jiving drove
her away made her take her laughter and her smiles
and her softness and her midnight sighs—

Fuck Coltrane and music and clouds drifting in the sky
fuck the sea and trees and the sky and birds
and alligators and all the animals that roam the earth
fuck marx and mao fuck fidel and nkrumah and
democracy and communism fuck smack and pot
and red ripe tomatoes fuck joseph fuck mary fuck
god jesus and all the disciples fuck fanon nixon
and malcolm fuck the revolution fuck freedom fuck
the whole mutherfucking thing
all I want is my woman back
so my soul can sing

— Etheridge Knight

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Just how stupid are Benny Hinn's followers?

Consider, for a moment, this post by Pam at Pandagon, in which Benny Hinn begs for donations for his new jet:

All major credit cards are accepted, of course. As a thank you gift, Benny will send you a “beautiful art-quality model of Dove One for your desk or mantle as a constant reminder that you are a vital part of this last-days harvest for souls,” and your name will be inscribed on Dove One — so you can fly with Benny — in spirit.

Got that? We're in the "last days" and he needs it to harvest souls.

Now, what does he brag about with regards this new jet?

…Your seed of $1,000 or more toward Dove One will reap a harvest for years. The G4SP is built to fly for decades. Imagine the harvest during all those years, and you will be a vital part of that long-term harvest!

Hmmm. We're in the "last days", with Jeebus ready to descend and levitate all the good fundies to heaven RealSoonNow - and Benny Hinn is making purchasing decisions based on the long-term viability of transportation.