Wednesday, December 17, 2008

the amalgamation of my philosophy - part 1: i like killing flies

So I got home this afternoon from work and was flipping through the channels and came upon a documentary on the IFC channel called, "I Like Killing Flies". Which is basically about this guy (Kenny Shopsin) who owns a local favorite restaurant in NYC called Shopsin's.

It was a fairly entertaining movie, but the the very ending line of the film tweaked my listening flaps toward the speaker of my TV.

It's taken me something like over 31 years to really begin to understand what I really believe in. What is my moral fiber? Did dinosaurs actually exist? Are barcodes really all that bad? What is really important to me? ...And most importantly what constitutes my better half, or to word it a bit more elegantly... how to get over the hump of dating.

I will attempt to answer these "life quandries" and many more over the next couple of months as I try to figure out "my personal meaning of life" and identify what it actually means to be a "Goatopolite".

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Yeah Recession!!!

more than meets the eye
Originally uploaded by goatopolis
Found out today that I'm going to have to take a %10 pay cut.

WooHoo!!! Thank You Corporate America and Wall Street for Fuckin' Up the Economy.

But I've got a proactive plan to make up my lost wages..

Just gotta practice up on my Hand Job techniques...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

cubicle monkey super funk

"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.''

stolen from a quote from the movie, Office Space.

...but applies to my proffesional life in so many ways it's almost comical.

Monday, February 11, 2008

the clare voyants kick arse!!!

the clare voyants

It's sad when great talent breaks up, and especially when I can account a good portion of my time spent in Phoenix getting publicly drunk to their live performances...

I found a tribute myspace page to The Clare Voyants.... Have a listen, and enjoy....

Also this...

If they can bring back The Family Guy and Futurama from the death of cancellation, then we can most definitely bring The Clare Voyants back together (yet again)...

Shay, Paul, Billy Brett & Jane - We miss you!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

the clare voyants, city of chicago (live from o'conners pub)

with a little over a week left in chicago, and putting the final touches on packing, i thought this video i took at o'conners pub in phoenix a number of years ago was a fitting farewall to chicago.

come to think of it, i believe i took this video about a week before i moved to chicago from scottsdale. too funny... is this what you call irony? no seriousely... is it?

well a week of closing the books. turning off cable, transfering electricity and trying to negotiate with my landlord on what to do with my apartment.

it's bad timing really that i'm moving now as i still have about 5 or six months left on my lease; and i have been unsuccessful in trying to sublet it out. (not for a lack of trying). so... not sure what i'm going to do. guess i'm left in the mercy of my landlord. but i've pretty much came to the conclusion that i'm only going to pay out the month of march as well as forfeit my deposit.

if he sues me, then he sues me... i guess i won't worry about that obstacle until i have to cross it.

so in about 11 days, i hit the road for Portland. With a stop in Eastern Montana to visit my folks and some friends and then the treacherous winter drive through the bozeman pass and finally to portland (actually oregon city) to unload, unpack and start my life over once again (albeit same job, same company).

One thing that I realized during my 2 years in Chicago, is that I really hate living in large metro areas. I need to live in rural areas or small cities and I think that is what oregon will provide...

here's to hopin'...


Thursday, January 31, 2008

tom cruise is a douche

wow, i can't believe that someone can be so brainwashed at mr. top gun. (aka... the grandmaster supreme of the cult of scientology).

tom cruise has to be the most pompous ass in hollywood. if this isn't a case where scientology will fuck up a perfectly normal kid (at least he used to be) then i don't know what.

what's the big draw to scientology? i mean for christ sakes, the story behind the orgins is basically a piece of poorly written science fiction.

Xenu, Warrior Princess.
Tom Cruise = Cult Leader Supreme
Kirstie Alley = Scientology needed a female with adequate birthing hips to repopulate the lost souls of Xenu
That one dude who was in Stayin' Alive and Look who's talking.... WTF is his name? I think he is a pilot too? He seems alright to me.
That one gal in King of Queens that used to be hot, but her weight ballooned up...

Scientology must be destroyed...

also, Quixstar...

diagram of a cult (also known as quixtar or amway)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008