Sunday, March 8, 2009

Life Sucks and then you Die

(or take a shower and get back to work)
bible of tears by ~shamanski

Tony Immoos via Wagga

So why bother hurting the innocents?


"Sleepyhead" by Passion Pit from Barker Gerard on Vimeo.
via i guess i'm floating...
There were few songs from last year that I could listen to over and over again without getting tired of their sound, fortunately for the joints in my body that like to dance, "Sleepyhead" was one of those tracks. So, naturally, when I received a message this past afternoon about a new video for Passion Pit's smash song I thought, "Hm, nothing new to see here."

Turns out I was surprisingly mistaken! This original video is quite enjoyable - the type of visual stimulus that enhances the song, almost giving it texture. It combines solid editing with that universal urge to dance "Sleepyhead" induces and applies it across cultures and time-spans. Not to mention that dicey synth breakdown flashes images of colorful spinning, an amusing watch for a sleepy Saturday evening.

7 comments:

LifeCouldSuckFlowy(V) said...

"... For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? ..."

~~ LifeyMurst! ~~

LifeCouldSuckFlowy(V) said...

Maybe life is worth living for such things...

That day is here for a new group of jetpack enthusiasts. This year, two tinkerers plan to pilot their homemade packs in free flight. And a Silicon Valley company that started marketing jetpacks in 2008 has collected deposits from four prospective buyers.

The question is whether any normal person would do this. Pilots flying the devices jet around with 1,300-degree steam shooting inches from their legs while they worry about landing before the pack runs out of fuel in 30 seconds.

"When you tell someone that you are going to build a jetpack, you get strange looks," says Gerard Martowlis, an environmental engineer in Rahway, N.J., who has been building a jetpack in his basement since the late 1990s. Mr. Martowlis, 55 years old, says he has spent about $50,000 on his pack, which he has tested six times on a tether in his backyard. In one test, he got his feet caught in the exhaust and was thrown 15 feet; he escaped with just a big burn blister.

Mr. Martowlis based his jetpack on one built in 1969 by an inventor named Nelson Tyler, who says he quit flying after about 70 flights because he was afraid to go more than 20 feet off the ground. "If you know too much about something, it makes you nervous," Mr. Tyler says. Mr. Tyler modeled his pack on a rocket-fueled version developed by Bell Aerosystems in the 1960s for the U.S. military, which concluded that it was dangerous and impractical.


Leading indicator for the end of the recession/depression = more investment for the development of jetpack travel... weeeeee....

Akira said...

What a fun way to commute!

Unless you couldn't tell I was working on my taxes yesterday.

JetpackFlowy(V) said...

Sounds "taxing" Akira... :)

Akubi said...

Hi Flowies,
Currently feeling:
Annoyed,
Allergic
and Tired.
Since when did they start putting that Sudafed crap in Claritin...? Now I can't even fucking sleep.
I guess I should have spent more time cleaning and evaluating the fireplace situation over the weekend, because I had so many half-burned logs in there that the addition of the Duraflame somehow managed to knock all of them forward, make my fire alarm go off, my place smell like a fucking toxic BBQ, etc. Thankfully it didn’t get so out of hand as to burn the surroundings, but I was stuck being vigilant and feeling sorry for myself (because unless something is a huge emergency I have absolutely nobody to help me any longer) when all I wanted to do was go to sleep.

LifeCouldSuckFlowy(V) said...

Dear Akubi...

I'm so sorry that you felt bad... I wish I could help you feel better... at least help you clean up and get everything in order and safe...

Some days are too much and you just need a friend to make silly light of the disasters...

My Father always says "hang in there" when everything is falling apart... it always makes me think of getting hung... then I get confused if that is horrible or blessed relief from the misery I'm enduring... then I usually forget what I was worrying about because I can't keep that much in my brain... so I guess his advice works... it hasn't killed me yet...

Here is advice... listen to the Sleepyhead video a few times and see if you can raise your eyebrows in rythem to the song... but don't overstrain them... just have fun with it...

kuato said...

Life sucks the life out of you, then Count Obamula sucks your blood, then you are left undead to suffer an eternal purgatory fate worse than death.