So what does this introduction have with today’s post? Probably nothing, but possibly something. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Some individuals who do tend to flirt with being too smart for their own good are the dirts from Minneapolis West, and residents of the Maximo Supremo section, Portland Design Works, as proven by their newest video featuring none other than the anomaly known as Cheever;
It’s good to see that my man is finally using a utensil to eat food with, because up until now he would have just chewed throw the lid and eaten the peanut butter with his feet.
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be in Cheever’s shoes for a day, I suspect it’s not all that dissimilar to the sentation being experienced by the young lass on the left;
To quote comedian Steven Wright- “You know that feeling you experience just before you fall backwards in your chair? I feel like that all the time.”
Plus Steven and Cheever both have awesome hair.
Moving on from some light hearted nonsense to some heavy, heavy business, as I am occasionally inclined to do, unless you’re buried deep beneath a rock, you’ve probably not heard of the recent massive leak out of the NSA.
Now, often times I will post some information and lightly encourage the Black Market’s readership to engage in a dialog, sign a petition, call their state representative, or what have you, but in this instance I must first demand you read this article and then watch the recent interview with Edward Snowden, and follow up with all of the aforementioned activities.
First thing however, I would encourage each and every three of you to sign this petition demanding Snowden get a full pardon.
“But my nose is clean. I don’t have anything to worry about.” You might be saying, which is precisely the perspective I’ve considered since 2001, but after having watched this video, my tune has changed.
“Why should people care about surveillance?”
“Because even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded. And the storage capability of these systems increases every year, consistently by orders of magnitude… To where it’s getting to the point you don’t have to have done anything wrong. You simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody- Even by a wrong call, and then they can use the system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis… To sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life, and paint anyone in the contact of a wrong doer.”
This effects everybody, and if you take just a minute out of your day to place a call to your state representative and simply declare that as a U.S. citizen, we have a right to privacy and are generally concerned about who’s watching the watchers.
Now that I’ve put a gigantic target on my back for the U.S. government, I might as well keep the good times rolling and offer up the same courtesy to the Church of Scientology.
At the risk of showing off my tin foil hat, I also suspect that one day robots will take over the world and render that which makes human beings wonderful and unique things obsolete.
In fact as far as I can tell from the following clip that was sent to me from Mike of Maximo Supremo residents The Banjo Brothers, a quality that makes me wonderful and unique has already been co-opted by my technological superior;
Clearly the time in which I am no longer of any use is upon us.
I suppose that is with the exception of being the architect of a very important upcoming holiday.
There are in fact just eight days until the third annual Wizard Staffs Across The Universe day is happening and I couldn’t be more excited;
I’m looking forward to a day among compatriots during which bikes will be ridden, meats will be grilled, camaraderie will be shared, macaroni salad will be thrown, and staffs will be assembled.