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The Pilates Goddess Podcast
18. Going More Joe® with Sunni Almond

The Pilates Goddess Podcast

Play Episode Play 40 sec Highlight Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 43:18


Catching up with my dear friend Sunni Almond, founder of Going More Joe®, is always a treat! I've taught Sunni, taught with and for Sunni, and always find her to be funny, refreshing, and very real.Sunni has been teaching Pilates for over 20 years, and she stays a student studying with the most gifted and solidly trained classical Pilates teachers. She created Going More Joe®, an educational resource for Pilates teachers on FB, and she holds educational workshops to share the Pilates wealth.Sunni loves and rescues giant breed dogs, she has 3 grandkids that own her heart, and has a passion for painting on anything from walls (murals) to furniture (decorative stuff), and yes, canvases also. She's done everything from actress/dancer & mime to stand-up comedy, was on the Executive Board of Wishes For Children for 11 years, and survived Save Your Life Sundays (what she called skydiving with her husband a long while back).Sunni is currently a Mentor with Master Pilates Teacher Clare Dunphy's Elevate program.***If you'd like a free copy of Sunni's little manual, The Nuts & Bolts of Classical Pilates, just shoot her an email at studio_s@icloud.com mentioning this podcast, and she'll send you a link!***Website: http://studiospilatessatx.com/IG: https://www.instagram.com/goingmorejoe/FB:  https://www.facebook.com/Studio.S.PilatesGoing MoreJoe: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1792905517613761Twitter: https://twitter.com/SunniPilatesElevate Program: http://progressivebodyworksinc.com/education/elevateMusic by Nerd SaladLove the podcast? Please review on Apple and help support my work on Ko-Fi.Thank you!

The Inquiry
How close did Iraq come to civil war?

The Inquiry

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 24:21


August 2022. Political tensions in Iraq boil over, and peaceful demonstrations outside the country's parliament turn violent. The sounds of gun and rocket fire return to Baghdad, and 30 people are killed. The violence ends when populist leader Muqtada al-Sadr tells his followers to lay down their arms and go home. His Sadrist party won the most seats in the previous election, but his inability to form a majority government has led to the political deadlock. Politics in a country as diverse as Iraq is complicated, with Shia, Sunni and Kurdish groups, and well-armed militias. Add oil revenues and political interference by Iraq's neighbour Iran into the mix, and you have a potentially volatile situation. So this week on the Inquiry we're asking, How close did Iraq come to civil war? Presenter: Tanya Beckett Producers: Ravi Naik and Christopher Blake Editor: Tara McDermott Technical Producers: Richard Hannaford and Mitch Goodall Broadcast Coordinator: Jacqui Johnson (Image: Supporters storm Republican Palace after Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr announced retirement from politics, Baghdad, Iraq - 29 Aug 2022: by MURTAJA LATEEF/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Verbal Diorama
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Verbal Diorama

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 83:46


Come with me if you want to listen.... to one of the biggest episodes I've ever made on one of the most ground-breaking and important sequels ever made. From the original 1984 low budget slasher, to a big budget action sci-fi spectacular, Terminator 2: Judgment Day upped the stakes in every conceivable way. With James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton returning, and a new Terminator threatening young John Connor, T2 smashes and slices and shoots its way into cinema history, with non-stop action, perfectly paced and a glorious mix of practical and CG effects that, while rudimentary at the time, shaped modern advancements in CG. It's truly the daddy of all sequels. There is no fate but what we make. https://beforesandafters.com/2019/10/21/the-tech-of-terminator-2-an-oral-history/ (BEFORES AND AFTERS ARTICLE - THE TECH OF TERMINATOR 2 - AN ORAL HISTORY) https://youtu.be/HgV7-MJwUBw (T2 TEASER TRAILER) I would love to hear your thoughts on Terminator 2: Judgment Day ! GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter https://twitter.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Letterboxd https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website https://my.captivate.fm/verbaldiorama.com (verbaldiorama.com) SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Give this podcast a five-star https://verbaldiorama.com/rateandreview (Rate & Review) Join the https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon (Patreon) Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Brendan, Ian, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Sunni, Drew, Nicholas, Zo, Kev, Pete, Heather and Danny BRAND-NEW https://verbaldiorama.com/merch (Merch) STORE!! T-shirts inspired by The Mummy (1999) with more collections to come! EPISODE THANKS TO.... Most excellent patrons: Andy for his patron thoughts. You can find him @geeksaladradio on Twitter and his podcast Geek Salad on all your podcast apps. Derek for his patron thoughts. You can find him @derekjones198 on Twitter and his podcast The Midnight Myth on all your podcast apps. Zo for his patron thoughts. You can find him @BackLookCinema on Twitter and his podcast Back Look Cinema on all your podcast apps. Stuart and Brendan for their patron thoughts, too. Twitter peeps @TheCatFilmFan @DWLundberg @chriswill_84 @Wreckfast_Club @dissectthatfilm @mrlondon_ncb @ChatsunamiPod @Craigsg1 @CinemaMedicine @HarleyMumford @TheDigressor @films_that @laughmatician @StandevenSearc1 @CranberryElect Instagram folk @gregclaw @thecoolnesschronicles @piratequeen2000 @john_cena_hustleloyaltyrespect @hazzwild @rosekellz Facebook chums None this time Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/watch/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe ) Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!) Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studio https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=emmcgowan (This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free.)

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology
Simurgh : The Giant Bird

Mythlok - The Home of Mythology

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 7:18


The Simurgh is a mythical flying creature in Iranian or Persian mythology that's regarded as a benevolent and generous creature. It's believed that it can help purify the environment and provide fertility. The animal symbolized the union between the sky and earth by serving as a messenger between the two.It is believed that the Simurgh was inspired by the legend of the Roc and the Rukh, which was told in Arabia. It can be found in various periods of Iranian literature and art, and it is also commonly depicted in the iconography of other cultures that were influenced by Persian culture.In Iranian art, the Simurgh is depicted as a winged creature that's enormous enough to carry off a whale or an elephant. Originally, it was depicted as a type of peacock with the head of a dog and claws of a lion and later with the face of a human. The simurgh is also inherently benevolent and unambiguously female. Being part mammal, she suckles her young, and has teeth.  It has an enmity towards snakes, and its natural habitat is a place with plenty of water.Read full article at https://mythlok.com/simurgh/

Higher Conscious Thinker
The Rise of Islam

Higher Conscious Thinker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 22:58


In this episode we will discuss how Islam was formed and organized as well as how and why it spread so quickly.Sources:The Essential World History by William Duiker and Jackson SpielvogelWestern Civilizations - by Joshua Cole, Carol Symes, Judith Coffin, and Robert Stacey

Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast
The Sacking of Fallujah w/ Ross Caputi and Scott Spaulding – Ep 125

Fortress On A Hill (FOH) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 92:00


Ross Caputi and Scott Spaulding join us to discuss The Sacking of Fallujah, both the event and the book which Ross co-wrote.  Fallujah is seen by the American empire as a great victory over the burgeoning Sunni insurgency during the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but for the people of Fallujah and their descendants, it is nothing less than the entire destruction and poisoning of their people and land.  Birth defects are rampant among the population, spurred by the use of heavy munitions like white phosphorus, depleted uranium, and thermobariacs, which have destroyed the environment for generations. Ross' book, The Sacking of Fallujah: A People's History (Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond), is a great primer on the subject, as well as a detailed microcosm of the war in Iraq and its tactics.  I consider it a must-buy. We're now on Telegram!!!!  Please come join us and talk about militarism and anti-imperialism: https://t.me/fortressonahill Main website: https://www.fortressonahill.com Let me guess.  You're enjoying the show so much, you'd like to leave us a review?!  https://lovethepodcast.com/fortressonahill Email us at fortressonahill@protonmail.com Check out our online store on Spreadshirt.com.  T-shirts, cell phone covers, mugs, etc.: https://bit.ly/3qD63MW Not a contributor on Patreon? You're missing out on amazing bonus content! Sign up to be one of our patrons today! - https://www.patreon.com/fortressonahill A special thanks to our Patreon honorary producers - Fahim Shirazee, James O'Barr, James Higgins, Eric Phillips, Paul Appell, Julie Dupris, Thomas Benson, Janet Hanson, Tristan Oliver, Daniel Fleming, Michael Caron, Zach H, Ren Jacob, Howard Reynolds, Rick Coffey, and the Statist Quo Podcast. You all are the engine that helps us power the podcast.  Thank you so much!!! Not up for something recurring like Patreon, but want to give a couple bucks?!  Visit https://paypal.me/fortressonahill to contribute!! Fortress On A Hill is hosted, written, and produced by Chris 'Henri' Henrikson, Danny Sjursen, Keagan Miller, and Jovanni Reyes. https://bit.ly/3yeBaB9 Intro / outro music "Fortress on a hill" written and performed by Clifton Hicks.  Click here for Clifton's Patreon page: https://bit.ly/3h7Ni0Z Cover and website art designed by Brian K. Wyatt Jr. of B-EZ Graphix Multimedia Marketing Agency in Tallehassee, FL: https://bit.ly/2U8qMfn Note: The views expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts alone, expressed in an unofficial capacity, and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

Podcast for the New American Century
Ep. 17 Sons of John

Podcast for the New American Century

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 114:02


Podcast dad and host of The Darkened Hour Adam Fitzgerald is back with the boys on the eve of 21 years since The Big Wedding. We are talking about the life and times of FBI agent John O'Neill, who more than anyone wanted to stop 9/11 from happening but the world (and quite possibly fate) had other ideas. Listen to us talk about someone you should be hearing a lot more about this time of year. It's Adam so naturally we talk about a million other things from speculating about TWA800, give more really good ass movie picks and also ask if this is all actually Iran's fault after all (classic no one knows the difference between Shia and Sunni). I also totally forgot to mention on the show but the Queen wound up dying on Lyndon LaRouche's birthday, lmao.   Links here: @_AdamFitzgerald https://adamfitzgerald.podbean.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_P75FsKQocF-NBt6-jRcgw/videos #SammyStrong  

StocktonAfterClass
The Lebanon War of 1982. The War That Never Stopped

StocktonAfterClass

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 55:24


This is a difficult topic.  In my classes I had quite a few Lebanese students, mostly Shia but some Maronite Catholics, and a few Sunni.  Many were from refugee families.  Many were refugees themselves.  Over the years they told me stories of their families and of those terrible days. Even now I get angry at leaders who seem driven with delusions of changing the world and seem indifferent to the human costs of their adventures.  And who seem not to consider the downside of what might happened if everything does not work the way they hope. This is a complex war in which different leaders had different and often contradictory goals.  As I would often say to my students, "You have now had a unit on this war.  Would any of you have thought that these leaders could pull off their aspiration?"  Of course, none of them would have had such delusions.  The thought that 20 year-olds spending two or three classes studying a war would know better than to do what powerful leaders obviously did NOT know is enough to make you spit.  Remember, violence combined with political stupidity is like sexually transmitted disease.  It is a gift that keeps on giving.  

DJ Robbie Duncan's ElecSoul
Elec Soul 115 Ft. Dangerdoom, Georgie Sweet,Marc Mac, PPP, Sunni Colon and more...

DJ Robbie Duncan's ElecSoul

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 56:36


Dangerdoom - Crosshairs https://www.discogs.com/master/69451-Danger-Doom-The-Mouse-And-The-Mask Georgie Sweet - Half Human https://georgiesweet.bandcamp.com/track/half-human Tall Black Guy Productions - Love Birds https://tallblackguy.bandcamp.com/album/remixes-and-tings-vol-1 Platinum Pied Pipers - No Worries ft. Steve Spacek https://pppubiq.bandcamp.com/track/no-worries-feat-steve-spacek Sunni Colon - LADY LUCK https://open.spotify.com/album/2PXP673QHx50WTC2Tu7KPF Butcher Brown - Cabbage (DFC) https://butcherbrownmusic.bandcamp.com/track/cabbage-dfc Mbulelo - Play The Beat https://hakunakulala.bandcamp.com/track/play-the-beat T.Roy, Thap Soul - Change (Slum Mix) [feat. Robert Owens] https://www.traxsource.com/title/1463264/change-feat-robert-owens Cody Currie, Ally McMahon - Easy https://codycurrie.bandcamp.com/track/easy Wukah - Chicago 7 https://dealtwithrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fred-hampton-ep Marc Mac - Encantadora https://marc4hero.bandcamp.com/album/br-azil-ah WheelUp feat. Tiawa - Take Me Higher https://djwheelup.bandcamp.com/album/take-me-higher-feat-tiawa Ananda Project - Breaking Down (feat. Heather Johnson) [Louie Vega's King Street Break Down Mix] https://www.traxsource.com/track/10105766/breaking-down-louie-vegas-king-street-break-down-mix KAYTRANADA ft Anderson Paak Glowed UP (Elec Soul Final Scene Dub Edit) https://on.soundcloud.com/nYyZ

[ENTER THE MULTIVERSE]
Rewind: ‘GUM' - Enter Through The Exit Part V

[ENTER THE MULTIVERSE]

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 27:02


Enter The Multiverse Enter Through The Exit V Assisted suicide should be mandatory—like, isn't the world over populated anyway? Aren't we running out of resources, or something? I forget: what are we at war for? Fuck this place. After a certain amount of shitty things, you should just be able to go into a hospital and say “Hey, fuck this. Just kill me.” And with no questions asked, they should be able to administer a lethal dose of something good enough l—maybe not to get you all the way home, but at least get your started on your way. Death is a long journey. It's a long walk; and you know what? You don't have any feet. No. In fact, you have to start all over from literally nothing. By the time you ever remember what feet are, or that you had them—by the time you remember all that you did before you pass, and get to the ‘remorse' part—thinking about all the things you missed and didn't do—all the wishes you made before that didn't have time to come true—you do get home. And guess what. You're not done. You finally get to God, and God says ‘go back' And depending on how far you even got, that might just mean you have to go all the way back to the start. Oh—like, the beginning. Not “birth” no. Think more “The Big Bang” And you think that's crazy; that's just a reference point, really. When I say “start all over”, I really mean start at One; don't let anybody tell you the first thing that ever happened was The Big Bang—in reality, all that was was the last thing that ever happened, somewhere else. Life is long, but humans are stupid. We've lost our sense of magic and all our logic at once. Now the whole world is a grey area; a blurred line— Survival has become for nothing more than to just ‘get through the day' If earnest hemmingway was able to sense that he was being watched and followed, long before the organizations that had taken interest in him would ever admit to observing him, or release any information about it at all— do you know what that means? Certain things will take place secretly or behind the scenes for years before there's anyone to say or do something about the truth coming out; I myself like the secretive nature of certain things—some things simply don't need to be said, and if said wouldn't be believed either way. Maybe this is the most important lesson I've learned in my journey with Skrillex. What goes up, must come down—I never really asked for an exploration of the social classes via psychological excavation of my own innerworkings; my shift of consciousness has been manufactured and forced, only to come to find “I Am” as the external force for anything that happens. My theory up to now is that, at a certain point, I must have had both the potential and intelligence it would take be be the revolutionary force which needs to take place in order for our country and species as a whole to survive—perhaps my trump-era outburst of panic and despair set in motion all of the events and happenings leading up to The Skrillex Incident; I no longer have any evidence which would compel me to believe in either coincidences, or paranoia. Some of my most ‘prolific' writing has from from being faced with the obstacle of realization that, at least so far—life just isn't fair. Although, now knowing what I know about Fame, nothing comes without a cost—whether monetary or otherwise paid. I can pass no judgements, as any intelligence I might have once possessed has seemed to have diminished—and any porential I may still have has been for the most part squandered; I am aware of my God-given gifts, talents, and abilities—but will always have to compare myself to those who were given the recourses and advantage of privilege—or those strong enough to overcome the adversities to become the product I see on the thousands of screens in all the places one goes in this country— because of my outstretched belly and natural features, I lack the sex appeal it would take to interest the masses by simply “being”; as a black woman, my existence is an expense, as the hair, nails, clothes, and shoes I must use as a tool to attract positive attention and respect from my outward appearance burns holes in the finances I struggle to keep stable—the truth is, my basis for material possession and financial gain comes from a flawed foundation—however. As I've been given the time to reflect on my upbringing, my background supports the failure I have not yet become, but am faced with becoming. When I awoke from my unconscious journey through the infinite at Audiotistic, it was from a place to horrible I could not bear for it to be—somewhere on skid row, shopping carts full of trash and miscreants—or, at least, other miscreants, wandering about. A dark place so cold, so dirty, so horrible that I willed myself out of the death-sleep I had somehow wandered into l, halfway between the malnutrition of a days-long fast and an overdose of something—and although I had at that point built a tolerance to LSD, something that night took me away—which was perfect, as ‘away' was all I wanted to be. I've been technically homeless since I left Alaska—I suspect that either my ex husband was paid to psychologically torment me, as once I had made it clear that I would be leaving to get my own apartment across town, there was no peace, no rest—and certainly no joy. However, since one of our final interactions just so happened to be the carving of the Eye of Ra onto the side of my face with my house key—that perhaps he wasn't paid by white supremacists, as earlier suspected, but that ancient prophecies themselves were becoming, through this process. What is this process? I still can't say. Once I began to voice my so-to-be political ambitions, things became strange—and while I will admit to a breakdown of sorts—what I came to learn about the mental health and justice systems we use in this country now shows me a clearer picture of the misogyny, racism, terrorism and we use as a power. By the time I made it to Gabby Petitio, I had developed such distrust for the American media that I could not believe any of what I was being showed to be anything more than theater—I felt like I was being talked to, or at least beckoned to realize everything that I was seeing in this picture, which appeared falsified at best. Because some of the best brainwashing I've ever witnessed took place in none other than Utah itself—but the curious case of Gabby Petito took the cake: all I saw were paid actors, improvising lines—and in the background, an unspoken message from The Eye of the Media itself: look what we can do. As a I read the comments, I realized that a mass majority of people could be swayed to be on one side of something, or another. People will argue endlessly about anything other than what really matters. Outwardly, if Gabby Petito was a real person, and not just someone I've painted in my mind as just another ploy, all I can offer is condolences to her parents—but I don't sense any existence of truth in what I could see. What I could see is, why the Caucasian woman is so highly cherished and regarded as ideal—that Gabby Petito could literally be anyone, anywhere and probably was—the “police footage” of her and her boyfriend, the man suspected of killing her, appeared to be on amphetamines or opioids. at least at one point—and the very petite, little white girl also appeared to show signs of what I know to be the beginning of a drug habit— how much money would it take to get two tweakers to disappear? The truth is, I don't care enough—by the time I was processing all this, I had decided not to say, do, or write anything about it, almost as a covenant—we'll just keep this a secret. But, as I again face homelessness, and homelessness, this time, I mean—actually, sleeping in my car, using the gym as a hygiene station and figuring out why it is I've been kept alive the numerous times I've tried to rid the world of the burden of my presence—I don't care about anything. At this time, it's hard to care about much else than hitting the gym, sleeping in a bed at night while I have the luxury, or spending time with my son—who is too young to understand his father's bad habits, limitations, and bad mental health. My ex husband knew that I was close to moving into my own two-bedroom apartment, in a nice complex on the other side of town, nearer to the job I hated, but nonetheless had kept, in addition to another just to be able to get away from him; he knew it would be nicer, cleaner, and overall better than the slummy, grimey place we'd been crammed into for the better part of a year—I planned to leave amicably—however, his pride, I believe, got in the way of my exit plan—it would probably be hard to watch someone improve themselves so drastically in the town you grew up in; it would allow the understanding of the small-minded people in the small-town setting to evaluate that it was in fact your shortcomings which caused the separation at all; Just as it has caused a considerable tension between myself and my “brother”, who is actually my step-brother, (and not even that, as my mother has chosen to stay married to my actual father) to be unable to consume the only thing he truly desires, as we share a “living space”, as of now. But this isn't home— while it is a blessing, a warm place to sleep for the time being, a place to keep my things, and spend time with my son— it isn't “home”. My first few weeks here were plagued with the lesson of living with a man who considers himself “single”—the traffic of women in and out of the house at random times, and for only one reason was a showing of cards in his true weakness. After I paid my rent, cash of course, I began coming “home” to less-than-savory visitors—now I have become dignified in the belief that men—but especially black men—possess such insecurities that they must deflect this emotional void of empathy, without understanding the karmic effects, by collecting these women. Perhaps impacted by too many negative events and people, I've come to view most rap music as residual ignorance—though compelling to watch, as the overall lesson I take is that women become objects the moment they subject themselves to competing for the attention and/or adoration of men who boast material wealth; however, as I've learned from Mr. Sonny Moore, material wealth will eventually attract the most “ideal” or desirable outcome? Could the Skrillex that worked at Terrible's have ever scored any attention from a woman like Kayla Lauren—? And once again. because I've become so jaded in this being, this woman is merely figure I believe to not exist at all, but rather put in place to continue to degrade my own self worth— not that I would have ever even thought to hold myself to such a standard that I may ever attract attention from anyone important myself, but I am however amused at myself for trying so hard in the beginning, perhaps especially because I do love Johnny Depp. But, more on that later. The state of music so adequately displays the wavelength at which young minds operate: sex, drugs, and rock and roll—only now it is easier to see the divide of money as a variable. A man does not have to be attractive to have all there is in the world, but wealthy. The world is full of ugly men with lots of money, trophy wives and a slew of others—prostitutes, or, on the higher end, escorts—and let's not forget the very special evil species of women, the home wreckers; women who cost nothing and everything. So where are we now? Another suicidal tangent—everything that's wrong with the world is what's wrong with me. So what's wrong with you? I like white men; I'm a sapiosexual—this limits my potential for a desirable relationship by almost any probability. Setting the bar at Skrillex, or Sonny, rather, everything pales in comparison—and, if I take all I have learned about the world in this time, not that all men are the same completely, but at least in one way certainly—the woman, or, mostly, women you choose represents your power as a man—insecurities are almost always reflected in the actions and choices people make, Whether or not Kayla Lauren and Sonny Moore are even still an item is beyond me—what I do know, is that the moment I became aware of it at all, I began to withdraw my bid for existence. There's nothing particularly special about Kayla Lauren at all—in fact, she's a cookie-cutter carbon-copy example of the most basic individual possible; a blank slate—perhaps this is why people in this condition typically choose to paint themselves with artwork—as tattoos, I have learned, are a sort of talisman — Again, more on that later. It was heartache to begin with, but the final blow was dealt in the automatic intervention which prompted the scrolling through Instagram as I discovered the turmoil I had been facing was all-for-nothing; Meet Kayla Lauren, a retired porn star—or, at least, by the looks of it. Many times along my path, and especially in California, I learned that the term “Fitness Model” was used by porn actresses, low end models, cam girls (before everybody was one) or anyone at all whose true careeer in some kind of sex work had to be concealed in some sort of way “I'm a fitness model” Oh yes, that explains the body modifications in addition to a usual athletic body type; the fake tits, fake lips, and overall fakeness one's presentation would illicit such a job title to be true “a fitness model” For Skrillex, who is not a person, but a project and a brand, this makes sense; however, for Sonny Moore, I would imagine, or rather can consciously gather that after all one would learn from the luck that granted him the freedom of fame, a genius of sorts would also be dapiosexual in nature—-that therefore Kayla Lauren, though dull to simply look at, were it not for the professional photography, photoshop, plastic surgery, and of course display of wealth that it actually takes to keep up such a lifestyle—must be some kind of special person in more than a way that she represents the beacon of everyone's ideal fucktoy. I find almost nothing interesting anymore, let alone entertaining—but the sense of respect, though without as much admiration that I have for Sonny himself at least allows me some room for reflection; although my affinity for being “fit” was truly born in the chaos and destruction of homelessness and poverty, the “push” to take my workout and fitness to extremes was met with the ghost of Kayla Lauren—not someone I believed to be actually better than me, but luckier. Because, had j been able, I would have taken the same path to perceivable “success” as she seemingly had; like any woman, I would have used my sexual attraction to ease my way through college, into the workforce, and out into the free world; Gazing into the evil-looking blue glare of Kayla Lauren's truly hazel eyes gave me insight on the physical pain and damage caused by my own upbringing— it answered questions that go without asking, such as; Would Kayla Lauren even notice the Skrillex that worked at Terribles? Now, as I take a moment to almost laugh at such a ridiculous notion, while Sonny Moore is almost definitely the most attractive person in the world to me , in a physical sense, this unasked and adamantly answered question brings us to two points— Without having acquired such wealth, the dominant traits of Sonny's true attractiveness—intelligence cast aside— would be hidden by the unhealthy stress of poverty, and more than likely some sort of addiction, perhaps even homelessness or another sort of dependence which are all direct results of poverty, at least in the American sense; his features and aura would be drown in the same burdens as mine do; And, The instagrammable lifestyle influencing “fitness model” may not even have to pump her own gas, but theoretically, perhaps, goes to terribles for an iced tea she can take a picture with—- does she find herself attracted to the 5'3, too-tired-to-talk but still eerily polite cashier, who, for the sake of this hypothetical, is identical to Skrillex—(who, again, isn't a ‘person') So,‘let's scratch each other's backs; [as we've learned] being anywhere near, connected to, working with, being mentioned by or attracting the attention of Skrillex boosts ones social status, or status at all, considerably— In my experience, even listening to or playing the music which has resulted from this project, as a byproduct of the actual person, will change the vibration of the immediate space, or, as the music itself emits certain frequencies layered and sequenced in such a way that it may shift the listener's consciousness. But, on the subject of the person himself, Who has of course by now learned to maneuver and function as both the human person Sonny Moore and also exist as Skrillex, a worldwide phenomenon—all evidence supports that anyone who is able to surround themselves in or even around the inner circle, aka OWSLA will, as a result of Sonny's fame, or the legacy of Skrillex itself will inevitably become more popular; people, including myself, have a tendency to want to know about the world this man lives in or the life he leads in whatever way possible; coughs, Marilyn hue, softest hard, and now even Kayla Lauren can all be assumed to possess a superiority of some sort—as I've said before aloud, but perhaps not In written form as of yet, the company you keep is indicative of your own true nature. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” -MA NIGGA. What. DID YOU WRITE A BOOK— In your DEATH SLEEP? X . x maybe I did? Oh my god . What are you doing? I don't know? I guess I'm like retarded? What. Like a really special kind of like—? I don't know. I don't know. What's wrong with me. That's a chapter heading. What's Wrong With Me . / ? Everything. Oh fuck. This doesn't taste like reeces! This doesn't taste like anything. What is this? It's sugar free. What's the point of sugar free candy! What's the point of music-free music? Hey, watch it. Hey, watch yourself — I TOLD YOU! IM FROM HERE! WHAT THE FUCK CHAK CHEL. Ah, you see!! Fuck you, lady— Fahk you. Now, Oh, my God. —where's Dillon Francis?! WHAT THE FUCK—how should I know?! You should know! Well, I don't. What the fuck. — I don't get it. — I'm just a kid in the crowd And you're just a guy on the stage Don't like to play lost and found Got to start acting my age I like the music up loud Writing my book, turn the page One day, I'm making my sound But tonight, I'm just a kid in the crowd — People think I'm Cuban Cause I'm black and I speak Spanish; But I'm an American who kinda had to vanish I end up in Mexico I thought I'd learn the language But back home I never go—Alaska is for penguins — The Dillon Francis from the Sunni Blu timeline crosses dimensions into The Legend of SupaCree DILLON FRANCIS ...Sunni—?! SUPACREE Uh… C'ESMET (to CC) Don't say anything. CHAK CHEL (to Either) Just act natural. [They both stand in ultimate awkwardness.] CHAK CHEL Not that natural. —- Elbows off the table! Ugh. My bad. Take smaller bites! Okay, alright! Cross your legs! I hate this. What do you think this is?! Uh—fucking breakfast— Wrong as always— Of course I am— —yes you are—because it's BRUNCH. — JESUS AND ALL THE CHRIST! All of them?! The Jesus Convention Oh Lord. (Literally) Well, here it goes. — No, no, no—Wait—go back to Dillon Francis— Which Dillon Francis. This one. So I guess, when you have a nice body, it changes the way your face looks to a man? Like/-it just makes it…better Van Life— Spotify Mitchell Heritage @heritage_travels Hmm. Blue eyes Blue Eyes Tell Lies You really think he does music? I mean, hey. Doesn't really matter. Don't do this. I didn't— She's...easily distracted. [supacree explores her surroundings] Huh. Oh shit, it's syndicated? C'esme't, after giving half her heart to Petrutheio, is then ‘betrayed', when he is caught giving some of it away—afraid of the other half breaking completely, she places it into a chest, locked away for safe keeping; Gían, after becoming aware of this, then steals the other half, in a desperate attempt to dissuade her from her foretold fate Go easy, shit! I'm now a size 4–and that's with the excess skin around my midriff that plagues me. You're not cursed! It's a curse! That's...fucking disgusting. “It's not that bad.” I hate this. This is a size 4?! It's size 4. Well, okay. Then she's gotta be a double zero! Why does that matter? It doesn't. It obviously does. Of course it does!

Gerald’s World.
Rewind: ‘G Ü M' - Enter Through The Exit Part V

Gerald’s World.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 27:02


Enter The Multiverse Enter Through The Exit V Assisted suicide should be mandatory—like, isn't the world over populated anyway? Aren't we running out of resources, or something? I forget: what are we at war for? Fuck this place. After a certain amount of shitty things, you should just be able to go into a hospital and say “Hey, fuck this. Just kill me.” And with no questions asked, they should be able to administer a lethal dose of something good enough l—maybe not to get you all the way home, but at least get your started on your way. Death is a long journey. It's a long walk; and you know what? You don't have any feet. No. In fact, you have to start all over from literally nothing. By the time you ever remember what feet are, or that you had them—by the time you remember all that you did before you pass, and get to the ‘remorse' part—thinking about all the things you missed and didn't do—all the wishes you made before that didn't have time to come true—you do get home. And guess what. You're not done. You finally get to God, and God says ‘go back' And depending on how far you even got, that might just mean you have to go all the way back to the start. Oh—like, the beginning. Not “birth” no. Think more “The Big Bang” And you think that's crazy; that's just a reference point, really. When I say “start all over”, I really mean start at One; don't let anybody tell you the first thing that ever happened was The Big Bang—in reality, all that was was the last thing that ever happened, somewhere else. Life is long, but humans are stupid. We've lost our sense of magic and all our logic at once. Now the whole world is a grey area; a blurred line— Survival has become for nothing more than to just ‘get through the day' If earnest hemmingway was able to sense that he was being watched and followed, long before the organizations that had taken interest in him would ever admit to observing him, or release any information about it at all— do you know what that means? Certain things will take place secretly or behind the scenes for years before there's anyone to say or do something about the truth coming out; I myself like the secretive nature of certain things—some things simply don't need to be said, and if said wouldn't be believed either way. Maybe this is the most important lesson I've learned in my journey with Skrillex. What goes up, must come down—I never really asked for an exploration of the social classes via psychological excavation of my own innerworkings; my shift of consciousness has been manufactured and forced, only to come to find “I Am” as the external force for anything that happens. My theory up to now is that, at a certain point, I must have had both the potential and intelligence it would take be be the revolutionary force which needs to take place in order for our country and species as a whole to survive—perhaps my trump-era outburst of panic and despair set in motion all of the events and happenings leading up to The Skrillex Incident; I no longer have any evidence which would compel me to believe in either coincidences, or paranoia. Some of my most ‘prolific' writing has from from being faced with the obstacle of realization that, at least so far—life just isn't fair. Although, now knowing what I know about Fame, nothing comes without a cost—whether monetary or otherwise paid. I can pass no judgements, as any intelligence I might have once possessed has seemed to have diminished—and any porential I may still have has been for the most part squandered; I am aware of my God-given gifts, talents, and abilities—but will always have to compare myself to those who were given the recourses and advantage of privilege—or those strong enough to overcome the adversities to become the product I see on the thousands of screens in all the places one goes in this country— because of my outstretched belly and natural features, I lack the sex appeal it would take to interest the masses by simply “being”; as a black woman, my existence is an expense, as the hair, nails, clothes, and shoes I must use as a tool to attract positive attention and respect from my outward appearance burns holes in the finances I struggle to keep stable—the truth is, my basis for material possession and financial gain comes from a flawed foundation—however. As I've been given the time to reflect on my upbringing, my background supports the failure I have not yet become, but am faced with becoming. When I awoke from my unconscious journey through the infinite at Audiotistic, it was from a place to horrible I could not bear for it to be—somewhere on skid row, shopping carts full of trash and miscreants—or, at least, other miscreants, wandering about. A dark place so cold, so dirty, so horrible that I willed myself out of the death-sleep I had somehow wandered into l, halfway between the malnutrition of a days-long fast and an overdose of something—and although I had at that point built a tolerance to LSD, something that night took me away—which was perfect, as ‘away' was all I wanted to be. I've been technically homeless since I left Alaska—I suspect that either my ex husband was paid to psychologically torment me, as once I had made it clear that I would be leaving to get my own apartment across town, there was no peace, no rest—and certainly no joy. However, since one of our final interactions just so happened to be the carving of the Eye of Ra onto the side of my face with my house key—that perhaps he wasn't paid by white supremacists, as earlier suspected, but that ancient prophecies themselves were becoming, through this process. What is this process? I still can't say. Once I began to voice my so-to-be political ambitions, things became strange—and while I will admit to a breakdown of sorts—what I came to learn about the mental health and justice systems we use in this country now shows me a clearer picture of the misogyny, racism, terrorism and we use as a power. By the time I made it to Gabby Petitio, I had developed such distrust for the American media that I could not believe any of what I was being showed to be anything more than theater—I felt like I was being talked to, or at least beckoned to realize everything that I was seeing in this picture, which appeared falsified at best. Because some of the best brainwashing I've ever witnessed took place in none other than Utah itself—but the curious case of Gabby Petito took the cake: all I saw were paid actors, improvising lines—and in the background, an unspoken message from The Eye of the Media itself: look what we can do. As a I read the comments, I realized that a mass majority of people could be swayed to be on one side of something, or another. People will argue endlessly about anything other than what really matters. Outwardly, if Gabby Petito was a real person, and not just someone I've painted in my mind as just another ploy, all I can offer is condolences to her parents—but I don't sense any existence of truth in what I could see. What I could see is, why the Caucasian woman is so highly cherished and regarded as ideal—that Gabby Petito could literally be anyone, anywhere and probably was—the “police footage” of her and her boyfriend, the man suspected of killing her, appeared to be on amphetamines or opioids. at least at one point—and the very petite, little white girl also appeared to show signs of what I know to be the beginning of a drug habit— how much money would it take to get two tweakers to disappear? The truth is, I don't care enough—by the time I was processing all this, I had decided not to say, do, or write anything about it, almost as a covenant—we'll just keep this a secret. But, as I again face homelessness, and homelessness, this time, I mean—actually, sleeping in my car, using the gym as a hygiene station and figuring out why it is I've been kept alive the numerous times I've tried to rid the world of the burden of my presence—I don't care about anything. At this time, it's hard to care about much else than hitting the gym, sleeping in a bed at night while I have the luxury, or spending time with my son—who is too young to understand his father's bad habits, limitations, and bad mental health. My ex husband knew that I was close to moving into my own two-bedroom apartment, in a nice complex on the other side of town, nearer to the job I hated, but nonetheless had kept, in addition to another just to be able to get away from him; he knew it would be nicer, cleaner, and overall better than the slummy, grimey place we'd been crammed into for the better part of a year—I planned to leave amicably—however, his pride, I believe, got in the way of my exit plan—it would probably be hard to watch someone improve themselves so drastically in the town you grew up in; it would allow the understanding of the small-minded people in the small-town setting to evaluate that it was in fact your shortcomings which caused the separation at all; Just as it has caused a considerable tension between myself and my “brother”, who is actually my step-brother, (and not even that, as my mother has chosen to stay married to my actual father) to be unable to consume the only thing he truly desires, as we share a “living space”, as of now. But this isn't home— while it is a blessing, a warm place to sleep for the time being, a place to keep my things, and spend time with my son— it isn't “home”. My first few weeks here were plagued with the lesson of living with a man who considers himself “single”—the traffic of women in and out of the house at random times, and for only one reason was a showing of cards in his true weakness. After I paid my rent, cash of course, I began coming “home” to less-than-savory visitors—now I have become dignified in the belief that men—but especially black men—possess such insecurities that they must deflect this emotional void of empathy, without understanding the karmic effects, by collecting these women. Perhaps impacted by too many negative events and people, I've come to view most rap music as residual ignorance—though compelling to watch, as the overall lesson I take is that women become objects the moment they subject themselves to competing for the attention and/or adoration of men who boast material wealth; however, as I've learned from Mr. Sonny Moore, material wealth will eventually attract the most “ideal” or desirable outcome? Could the Skrillex that worked at Terrible's have ever scored any attention from a woman like Kayla Lauren—? And once again. because I've become so jaded in this being, this woman is merely figure I believe to not exist at all, but rather put in place to continue to degrade my own self worth— not that I would have ever even thought to hold myself to such a standard that I may ever attract attention from anyone important myself, but I am however amused at myself for trying so hard in the beginning, perhaps especially because I do love Johnny Depp. But, more on that later. The state of music so adequately displays the wavelength at which young minds operate: sex, drugs, and rock and roll—only now it is easier to see the divide of money as a variable. A man does not have to be attractive to have all there is in the world, but wealthy. The world is full of ugly men with lots of money, trophy wives and a slew of others—prostitutes, or, on the higher end, escorts—and let's not forget the very special evil species of women, the home wreckers; women who cost nothing and everything. So where are we now? Another suicidal tangent—everything that's wrong with the world is what's wrong with me. So what's wrong with you? I like white men; I'm a sapiosexual—this limits my potential for a desirable relationship by almost any probability. Setting the bar at Skrillex, or Sonny, rather, everything pales in comparison—and, if I take all I have learned about the world in this time, not that all men are the same completely, but at least in one way certainly—the woman, or, mostly, women you choose represents your power as a man—insecurities are almost always reflected in the actions and choices people make, Whether or not Kayla Lauren and Sonny Moore are even still an item is beyond me—what I do know, is that the moment I became aware of it at all, I began to withdraw my bid for existence. There's nothing particularly special about Kayla Lauren at all—in fact, she's a cookie-cutter carbon-copy example of the most basic individual possible; a blank slate—perhaps this is why people in this condition typically choose to paint themselves with artwork—as tattoos, I have learned, are a sort of talisman — Again, more on that later. It was heartache to begin with, but the final blow was dealt in the automatic intervention which prompted the scrolling through Instagram as I discovered the turmoil I had been facing was all-for-nothing; Meet Kayla Lauren, a retired porn star—or, at least, by the looks of it. Many times along my path, and especially in California, I learned that the term “Fitness Model” was used by porn actresses, low end models, cam girls (before everybody was one) or anyone at all whose true careeer in some kind of sex work had to be concealed in some sort of way “I'm a fitness model” Oh yes, that explains the body modifications in addition to a usual athletic body type; the fake tits, fake lips, and overall fakeness one's presentation would illicit such a job title to be true “a fitness model” For Skrillex, who is not a person, but a project and a brand, this makes sense; however, for Sonny Moore, I would imagine, or rather can consciously gather that after all one would learn from the luck that granted him the freedom of fame, a genius of sorts would also be dapiosexual in nature—-that therefore Kayla Lauren, though dull to simply look at, were it not for the professional photography, photoshop, plastic surgery, and of course display of wealth that it actually takes to keep up such a lifestyle—must be some kind of special person in more than a way that she represents the beacon of everyone's ideal fucktoy. I find almost nothing interesting anymore, let alone entertaining—but the sense of respect, though without as much admiration that I have for Sonny himself at least allows me some room for reflection; although my affinity for being “fit” was truly born in the chaos and destruction of homelessness and poverty, the “push” to take my workout and fitness to extremes was met with the ghost of Kayla Lauren—not someone I believed to be actually better than me, but luckier. Because, had j been able, I would have taken the same path to perceivable “success” as she seemingly had; like any woman, I would have used my sexual attraction to ease my way through college, into the workforce, and out into the free world; Gazing into the evil-looking blue glare of Kayla Lauren's truly hazel eyes gave me insight on the physical pain and damage caused by my own upbringing— it answered questions that go without asking, such as; Would Kayla Lauren even notice the Skrillex that worked at Terribles? Now, as I take a moment to almost laugh at such a ridiculous notion, while Sonny Moore is almost definitely the most attractive person in the world to me , in a physical sense, this unasked and adamantly answered question brings us to two points— Without having acquired such wealth, the dominant traits of Sonny's true attractiveness—intelligence cast aside— would be hidden by the unhealthy stress of poverty, and more than likely some sort of addiction, perhaps even homelessness or another sort of dependence which are all direct results of poverty, at least in the American sense; his features and aura would be drown in the same burdens as mine do; And, The instagrammable lifestyle influencing “fitness model” may not even have to pump her own gas, but theoretically, perhaps, goes to terribles for an iced tea she can take a picture with—- does she find herself attracted to the 5'3, too-tired-to-talk but still eerily polite cashier, who, for the sake of this hypothetical, is identical to Skrillex—(who, again, isn't a ‘person') So,‘let's scratch each other's backs; [as we've learned] being anywhere near, connected to, working with, being mentioned by or attracting the attention of Skrillex boosts ones social status, or status at all, considerably— In my experience, even listening to or playing the music which has resulted from this project, as a byproduct of the actual person, will change the vibration of the immediate space, or, as the music itself emits certain frequencies layered and sequenced in such a way that it may shift the listener's consciousness. But, on the subject of the person himself, Who has of course by now learned to maneuver and function as both the human person Sonny Moore and also exist as Skrillex, a worldwide phenomenon—all evidence supports that anyone who is able to surround themselves in or even around the inner circle, aka OWSLA will, as a result of Sonny's fame, or the legacy of Skrillex itself will inevitably become more popular; people, including myself, have a tendency to want to know about the world this man lives in or the life he leads in whatever way possible; coughs, Marilyn hue, softest hard, and now even Kayla Lauren can all be assumed to possess a superiority of some sort—as I've said before aloud, but perhaps not In written form as of yet, the company you keep is indicative of your own true nature. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” -MA NIGGA. What. DID YOU WRITE A BOOK— In your DEATH SLEEP? X . x maybe I did? Oh my god . What are you doing? I don't know? I guess I'm like retarded? What. Like a really special kind of like—? I don't know. I don't know. What's wrong with me. That's a chapter heading. What's Wrong With Me . / ? Everything. Oh fuck. This doesn't taste like reeces! This doesn't taste like anything. What is this? It's sugar free. What's the point of sugar free candy! What's the point of music-free music? Hey, watch it. Hey, watch yourself — I TOLD YOU! IM FROM HERE! WHAT THE FUCK CHAK CHEL. Ah, you see!! Fuck you, lady— Fahk you. Now, Oh, my God. —where's Dillon Francis?! WHAT THE FUCK—how should I know?! You should know! Well, I don't. What the fuck. — I don't get it. — I'm just a kid in the crowd And you're just a guy on the stage Don't like to play lost and found Got to start acting my age I like the music up loud Writing my book, turn the page One day, I'm making my sound But tonight, I'm just a kid in the crowd — People think I'm Cuban Cause I'm black and I speak Spanish; But I'm an American who kinda had to vanish I end up in Mexico I thought I'd learn the language But back home I never go—Alaska is for penguins — The Dillon Francis from the Sunni Blu timeline crosses dimensions into The Legend of SupaCree DILLON FRANCIS ...Sunni—?! SUPACREE Uh… C'ESMET (to CC) Don't say anything. CHAK CHEL (to Either) Just act natural. [They both stand in ultimate awkwardness.] CHAK CHEL Not that natural. —- Elbows off the table! Ugh. My bad. Take smaller bites! Okay, alright! Cross your legs! I hate this. What do you think this is?! Uh—fucking breakfast— Wrong as always— Of course I am— —yes you are—because it's BRUNCH. — JESUS AND ALL THE CHRIST! All of them?! The Jesus Convention Oh Lord. (Literally) Well, here it goes. — No, no, no—Wait—go back to Dillon Francis— Which Dillon Francis. This one. So I guess, when you have a nice body, it changes the way your face looks to a man? Like/-it just makes it…better Van Life— Spotify Mitchell Heritage @heritage_travels Hmm. Blue eyes Blue Eyes Tell Lies You really think he does music? I mean, hey. Doesn't really matter. Don't do this. I didn't— She's...easily distracted. [supacree explores her surroundings] Huh. Oh shit, it's syndicated? C'esme't, after giving half her heart to Petrutheio, is then ‘betrayed', when he is caught giving some of it away—afraid of the other half breaking completely, she places it into a chest, locked away for safe keeping; Gían, after becoming aware of this, then steals the other half, in a desperate attempt to dissuade her from her foretold fate Go easy, shit! I'm now a size 4–and that's with the excess skin around my midriff that plagues me. You're not cursed! It's a curse! That's...fucking disgusting. “It's not that bad.” I hate this. This is a size 4?! It's size 4. Well, okay. Then she's gotta be a double zero! Why does that matter? It doesn't. It obviously does. Of course it does!

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 31:02


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The Infinite Skrillifiles: OWSLA Confidential
Rewind: G Ü M - Enter a through The Exit Part V

The Infinite Skrillifiles: OWSLA Confidential

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 27:02


Enter The Multiverse Enter Through The Exit V Assisted suicide should be mandatory—like, isn't the world over populated anyway? Aren't we running out of resources, or something? I forget: what are we at war for? Fuck this place. After a certain amount of shitty things, you should just be able to go into a hospital and say “Hey, fuck this. Just kill me.” And with no questions asked, they should be able to administer a lethal dose of something good enough l—maybe not to get you all the way home, but at least get your started on your way. Death is a long journey. It's a long walk; and you know what? You don't have any feet. No. In fact, you have to start all over from literally nothing. By the time you ever remember what feet are, or that you had them—by the time you remember all that you did before you pass, and get to the ‘remorse' part—thinking about all the things you missed and didn't do—all the wishes you made before that didn't have time to come true—you do get home. And guess what. You're not done. You finally get to God, and God says ‘go back' And depending on how far you even got, that might just mean you have to go all the way back to the start. Oh—like, the beginning. Not “birth” no. Think more “The Big Bang” And you think that's crazy; that's just a reference point, really. When I say “start all over”, I really mean start at One; don't let anybody tell you the first thing that ever happened was The Big Bang—in reality, all that was was the last thing that ever happened, somewhere else. Life is long, but humans are stupid. We've lost our sense of magic and all our logic at once. Now the whole world is a grey area; a blurred line— Survival has become for nothing more than to just ‘get through the day' If earnest hemmingway was able to sense that he was being watched and followed, long before the organizations that had taken interest in him would ever admit to observing him, or release any information about it at all— do you know what that means? Certain things will take place secretly or behind the scenes for years before there's anyone to say or do something about the truth coming out; I myself like the secretive nature of certain things—some things simply don't need to be said, and if said wouldn't be believed either way. Maybe this is the most important lesson I've learned in my journey with Skrillex. What goes up, must come down—I never really asked for an exploration of the social classes via psychological excavation of my own innerworkings; my shift of consciousness has been manufactured and forced, only to come to find “I Am” as the external force for anything that happens. My theory up to now is that, at a certain point, I must have had both the potential and intelligence it would take be be the revolutionary force which needs to take place in order for our country and species as a whole to survive—perhaps my trump-era outburst of panic and despair set in motion all of the events and happenings leading up to The Skrillex Incident; I no longer have any evidence which would compel me to believe in either coincidences, or paranoia. Some of my most ‘prolific' writing has from from being faced with the obstacle of realization that, at least so far—life just isn't fair. Although, now knowing what I know about Fame, nothing comes without a cost—whether monetary or otherwise paid. I can pass no judgements, as any intelligence I might have once possessed has seemed to have diminished—and any porential I may still have has been for the most part squandered; I am aware of my God-given gifts, talents, and abilities—but will always have to compare myself to those who were given the recourses and advantage of privilege—or those strong enough to overcome the adversities to become the product I see on the thousands of screens in all the places one goes in this country— because of my outstretched belly and natural features, I lack the sex appeal it would take to interest the masses by simply “being”; as a black woman, my existence is an expense, as the hair, nails, clothes, and shoes I must use as a tool to attract positive attention and respect from my outward appearance burns holes in the finances I struggle to keep stable—the truth is, my basis for material possession and financial gain comes from a flawed foundation—however. As I've been given the time to reflect on my upbringing, my background supports the failure I have not yet become, but am faced with becoming. When I awoke from my unconscious journey through the infinite at Audiotistic, it was from a place to horrible I could not bear for it to be—somewhere on skid row, shopping carts full of trash and miscreants—or, at least, other miscreants, wandering about. A dark place so cold, so dirty, so horrible that I willed myself out of the death-sleep I had somehow wandered into l, halfway between the malnutrition of a days-long fast and an overdose of something—and although I had at that point built a tolerance to LSD, something that night took me away—which was perfect, as ‘away' was all I wanted to be. I've been technically homeless since I left Alaska—I suspect that either my ex husband was paid to psychologically torment me, as once I had made it clear that I would be leaving to get my own apartment across town, there was no peace, no rest—and certainly no joy. However, since one of our final interactions just so happened to be the carving of the Eye of Ra onto the side of my face with my house key—that perhaps he wasn't paid by white supremacists, as earlier suspected, but that ancient prophecies themselves were becoming, through this process. What is this process? I still can't say. Once I began to voice my so-to-be political ambitions, things became strange—and while I will admit to a breakdown of sorts—what I came to learn about the mental health and justice systems we use in this country now shows me a clearer picture of the misogyny, racism, terrorism and we use as a power. By the time I made it to Gabby Petitio, I had developed such distrust for the American media that I could not believe any of what I was being showed to be anything more than theater—I felt like I was being talked to, or at least beckoned to realize everything that I was seeing in this picture, which appeared falsified at best. Because some of the best brainwashing I've ever witnessed took place in none other than Utah itself—but the curious case of Gabby Petito took the cake: all I saw were paid actors, improvising lines—and in the background, an unspoken message from The Eye of the Media itself: look what we can do. As a I read the comments, I realized that a mass majority of people could be swayed to be on one side of something, or another. People will argue endlessly about anything other than what really matters. Outwardly, if Gabby Petito was a real person, and not just someone I've painted in my mind as just another ploy, all I can offer is condolences to her parents—but I don't sense any existence of truth in what I could see. What I could see is, why the Caucasian woman is so highly cherished and regarded as ideal—that Gabby Petito could literally be anyone, anywhere and probably was—the “police footage” of her and her boyfriend, the man suspected of killing her, appeared to be on amphetamines or opioids. at least at one point—and the very petite, little white girl also appeared to show signs of what I know to be the beginning of a drug habit— how much money would it take to get two tweakers to disappear? The truth is, I don't care enough—by the time I was processing all this, I had decided not to say, do, or write anything about it, almost as a covenant—we'll just keep this a secret. But, as I again face homelessness, and homelessness, this time, I mean—actually, sleeping in my car, using the gym as a hygiene station and figuring out why it is I've been kept alive the numerous times I've tried to rid the world of the burden of my presence—I don't care about anything. At this time, it's hard to care about much else than hitting the gym, sleeping in a bed at night while I have the luxury, or spending time with my son—who is too young to understand his father's bad habits, limitations, and bad mental health. My ex husband knew that I was close to moving into my own two-bedroom apartment, in a nice complex on the other side of town, nearer to the job I hated, but nonetheless had kept, in addition to another just to be able to get away from him; he knew it would be nicer, cleaner, and overall better than the slummy, grimey place we'd been crammed into for the better part of a year—I planned to leave amicably—however, his pride, I believe, got in the way of my exit plan—it would probably be hard to watch someone improve themselves so drastically in the town you grew up in; it would allow the understanding of the small-minded people in the small-town setting to evaluate that it was in fact your shortcomings which caused the separation at all; Just as it has caused a considerable tension between myself and my “brother”, who is actually my step-brother, (and not even that, as my mother has chosen to stay married to my actual father) to be unable to consume the only thing he truly desires, as we share a “living space”, as of now. But this isn't home— while it is a blessing, a warm place to sleep for the time being, a place to keep my things, and spend time with my son— it isn't “home”. My first few weeks here were plagued with the lesson of living with a man who considers himself “single”—the traffic of women in and out of the house at random times, and for only one reason was a showing of cards in his true weakness. After I paid my rent, cash of course, I began coming “home” to less-than-savory visitors—now I have become dignified in the belief that men—but especially black men—possess such insecurities that they must deflect this emotional void of empathy, without understanding the karmic effects, by collecting these women. Perhaps impacted by too many negative events and people, I've come to view most rap music as residual ignorance—though compelling to watch, as the overall lesson I take is that women become objects the moment they subject themselves to competing for the attention and/or adoration of men who boast material wealth; however, as I've learned from Mr. Sonny Moore, material wealth will eventually attract the most “ideal” or desirable outcome? Could the Skrillex that worked at Terrible's have ever scored any attention from a woman like Kayla Lauren—? And once again. because I've become so jaded in this being, this woman is merely figure I believe to not exist at all, but rather put in place to continue to degrade my own self worth— not that I would have ever even thought to hold myself to such a standard that I may ever attract attention from anyone important myself, but I am however amused at myself for trying so hard in the beginning, perhaps especially because I do love Johnny Depp. But, more on that later. The state of music so adequately displays the wavelength at which young minds operate: sex, drugs, and rock and roll—only now it is easier to see the divide of money as a variable. A man does not have to be attractive to have all there is in the world, but wealthy. The world is full of ugly men with lots of money, trophy wives and a slew of others—prostitutes, or, on the higher end, escorts—and let's not forget the very special evil species of women, the home wreckers; women who cost nothing and everything. So where are we now? Another suicidal tangent—everything that's wrong with the world is what's wrong with me. So what's wrong with you? I like white men; I'm a sapiosexual—this limits my potential for a desirable relationship by almost any probability. Setting the bar at Skrillex, or Sonny, rather, everything pales in comparison—and, if I take all I have learned about the world in this time, not that all men are the same completely, but at least in one way certainly—the woman, or, mostly, women you choose represents your power as a man—insecurities are almost always reflected in the actions and choices people make, Whether or not Kayla Lauren and Sonny Moore are even still an item is beyond me—what I do know, is that the moment I became aware of it at all, I began to withdraw my bid for existence. There's nothing particularly special about Kayla Lauren at all—in fact, she's a cookie-cutter carbon-copy example of the most basic individual possible; a blank slate—perhaps this is why people in this condition typically choose to paint themselves with artwork—as tattoos, I have learned, are a sort of talisman — Again, more on that later. It was heartache to begin with, but the final blow was dealt in the automatic intervention which prompted the scrolling through Instagram as I discovered the turmoil I had been facing was all-for-nothing; Meet Kayla Lauren, a retired porn star—or, at least, by the looks of it. Many times along my path, and especially in California, I learned that the term “Fitness Model” was used by porn actresses, low end models, cam girls (before everybody was one) or anyone at all whose true careeer in some kind of sex work had to be concealed in some sort of way “I'm a fitness model” Oh yes, that explains the body modifications in addition to a usual athletic body type; the fake tits, fake lips, and overall fakeness one's presentation would illicit such a job title to be true “a fitness model” For Skrillex, who is not a person, but a project and a brand, this makes sense; however, for Sonny Moore, I would imagine, or rather can consciously gather that after all one would learn from the luck that granted him the freedom of fame, a genius of sorts would also be dapiosexual in nature—-that therefore Kayla Lauren, though dull to simply look at, were it not for the professional photography, photoshop, plastic surgery, and of course display of wealth that it actually takes to keep up such a lifestyle—must be some kind of special person in more than a way that she represents the beacon of everyone's ideal fucktoy. I find almost nothing interesting anymore, let alone entertaining—but the sense of respect, though without as much admiration that I have for Sonny himself at least allows me some room for reflection; although my affinity for being “fit” was truly born in the chaos and destruction of homelessness and poverty, the “push” to take my workout and fitness to extremes was met with the ghost of Kayla Lauren—not someone I believed to be actually better than me, but luckier. Because, had j been able, I would have taken the same path to perceivable “success” as she seemingly had; like any woman, I would have used my sexual attraction to ease my way through college, into the workforce, and out into the free world; Gazing into the evil-looking blue glare of Kayla Lauren's truly hazel eyes gave me insight on the physical pain and damage caused by my own upbringing— it answered questions that go without asking, such as; Would Kayla Lauren even notice the Skrillex that worked at Terribles? Now, as I take a moment to almost laugh at such a ridiculous notion, while Sonny Moore is almost definitely the most attractive person in the world to me , in a physical sense, this unasked and adamantly answered question brings us to two points— Without having acquired such wealth, the dominant traits of Sonny's true attractiveness—intelligence cast aside— would be hidden by the unhealthy stress of poverty, and more than likely some sort of addiction, perhaps even homelessness or another sort of dependence which are all direct results of poverty, at least in the American sense; his features and aura would be drown in the same burdens as mine do; And, The instagrammable lifestyle influencing “fitness model” may not even have to pump her own gas, but theoretically, perhaps, goes to terribles for an iced tea she can take a picture with—- does she find herself attracted to the 5'3, too-tired-to-talk but still eerily polite cashier, who, for the sake of this hypothetical, is identical to Skrillex—(who, again, isn't a ‘person') So,‘let's scratch each other's backs; [as we've learned] being anywhere near, connected to, working with, being mentioned by or attracting the attention of Skrillex boosts ones social status, or status at all, considerably— In my experience, even listening to or playing the music which has resulted from this project, as a byproduct of the actual person, will change the vibration of the immediate space, or, as the music itself emits certain frequencies layered and sequenced in such a way that it may shift the listener's consciousness. But, on the subject of the person himself, Who has of course by now learned to maneuver and function as both the human person Sonny Moore and also exist as Skrillex, a worldwide phenomenon—all evidence supports that anyone who is able to surround themselves in or even around the inner circle, aka OWSLA will, as a result of Sonny's fame, or the legacy of Skrillex itself will inevitably become more popular; people, including myself, have a tendency to want to know about the world this man lives in or the life he leads in whatever way possible; coughs, Marilyn hue, softest hard, and now even Kayla Lauren can all be assumed to possess a superiority of some sort—as I've said before aloud, but perhaps not In written form as of yet, the company you keep is indicative of your own true nature. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” -MA NIGGA. What. DID YOU WRITE A BOOK— In your DEATH SLEEP? X . x maybe I did? Oh my god . What are you doing? I don't know? I guess I'm like retarded? What. Like a really special kind of like—? I don't know. I don't know. What's wrong with me. That's a chapter heading. What's Wrong With Me . / ? Everything. Oh fuck. This doesn't taste like reeces! This doesn't taste like anything. What is this? It's sugar free. What's the point of sugar free candy! What's the point of music-free music? Hey, watch it. Hey, watch yourself — I TOLD YOU! IM FROM HERE! WHAT THE FUCK CHAK CHEL. Ah, you see!! Fuck you, lady— Fahk you. Now, Oh, my God. —where's Dillon Francis?! WHAT THE FUCK—how should I know?! You should know! Well, I don't. What the fuck. — I don't get it. — I'm just a kid in the crowd And you're just a guy on the stage Don't like to play lost and found Got to start acting my age I like the music up loud Writing my book, turn the page One day, I'm making my sound But tonight, I'm just a kid in the crowd — People think I'm Cuban Cause I'm black and I speak Spanish; But I'm an American who kinda had to vanish I end up in Mexico I thought I'd learn the language But back home I never go—Alaska is for penguins — The Dillon Francis from the Sunni Blu timeline crosses dimensions into The Legend of SupaCree DILLON FRANCIS ...Sunni—?! SUPACREE Uh… C'ESMET (to CC) Don't say anything. CHAK CHEL (to Either) Just act natural. [They both stand in ultimate awkwardness.] CHAK CHEL Not that natural. —- Elbows off the table! Ugh. My bad. Take smaller bites! Okay, alright! Cross your legs! I hate this. What do you think this is?! Uh—fucking breakfast— Wrong as always— Of course I am— —yes you are—because it's BRUNCH. — JESUS AND ALL THE CHRIST! All of them?! The Jesus Convention Oh Lord. (Literally) Well, here it goes. — No, no, no—Wait—go back to Dillon Francis— Which Dillon Francis. This one. So I guess, when you have a nice body, it changes the way your face looks to a man? Like/-it just makes it…better Van Life— Spotify Mitchell Heritage @heritage_travels Hmm. Blue eyes Blue Eyes Tell Lies You really think he does music? I mean, hey. Doesn't really matter. Don't do this. I didn't— She's...easily distracted. [supacree explores her surroundings] Huh. Oh shit, it's syndicated? C'esme't, after giving half her heart to Petrutheio, is then ‘betrayed', when he is caught giving some of it away—afraid of the other half breaking completely, she places it into a chest, locked away for safe keeping; Gían, after becoming aware of this, then steals the other half, in a desperate attempt to dissuade her from her foretold fate Go easy, shit! I'm now a size 4–and that's with the excess skin around my midriff that plagues me. You're not cursed! It's a curse! That's...fucking disgusting. “It's not that bad.” I hate this. This is a size 4?! It's size 4. Well, okay. Then she's gotta be a double zero! Why does that matter? It doesn't. It obviously does. Of course it does!

Verbal Diorama
Blade II

Verbal Diorama

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 47:59


The daywalker returns to Verbal Diorama for Sequeltember, and this time he has a Blood Pack. Guillermo del Toro admired Stephen Norrington's Blade so much, he analysed it in depth once he took the reins for Blade II. He wanted to build on the world of Blade (1998) by upping the blood, gore, martial arts and monsters, while also staying true to Norrington's original vision. On its release in 2002, critics were mixed on Blade II, and even now it sits at a disappointing 57% on Rotten Tomatoes, but Blade II gave us more than the return of Wesley Snipes in the role he was born to play, more than the resurrection of Whistler, more than the always perfect Ron Perlman, or more than the terrifyingly beautiful design for the Reapers. Blade II left a lasting legacy, which is still being felt today, and without it cinema would be very different and slightly less full of beautiful monsters... I would love to hear your thoughts on Blade II ! GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter https://twitter.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Letterboxd https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website https://my.captivate.fm/verbaldiorama.com (verbaldiorama.com) SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Give this podcast a five-star https://verbaldiorama.com/rateandreview (Rate & Review) Join the https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon (Patreon) Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Brendan, Ian, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Sunni, Drew, Nicholas, Zo, Kev, Pete, Heather and Danny BRAND-NEW https://verbaldiorama.com/merch (Merch) STORE!! T-shirts inspired by The Mummy (1999) with more collections to come! EPISODE THANKS TO.... Most excellent patrons: Andy for his patron thoughts. You can find him @geeksaladradio on Twitter and his podcast Geek Salad on all your podcast apps. Zo for his patron thoughts. You can find him @BackLookCinema on Twitter and his podcast Back Look Cinema on all your podcast apps. Twitter peeps @dad_sleepy @holmesmoviespod @soyouthinkpod @hesster56 @HarrymetMovies @kevin_thecritic @BurghFan004 @Recastedpodcast @diabolicalpod @Teddyhoggle @dissectthatfilm @DWLundberg @ShoottheFlick @Oral_mfc @GenuineChitChat @jonnyliterati @RayTaylor Instagram folk None this time Facebook chums John Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/watch/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe ) Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!) Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studio https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=emmcgowan (This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free.)

Verbal Diorama
Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Verbal Diorama

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 66:18


The power of the sun, in the palm of my hands... Welcome to Sequeltember: The Sequel. Another round of sequels to movies previously featured on Verbal Diorama, and the month starts with a sequel that surpassed its genre-defining original. Spider-Man 2 is, 18 years after its release, still widely regarded as one of the best comic book movies ever made. It's not hard to see why. It has a relatable, human story at its heart, a villain with pathos, gives us the familiar cinematic beats we expect from superhero cinema, as well as accessibility to casual viewers. A blend of truly remarkable practical and CG effects make Doc Ock a ground-breaking antagonist, brought to life by the one and only Alfred Molina. Sam Raimi's trilogy peaks here. I would love to hear your thoughts on Spider-Man 2 (2004) ! GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter https://twitter.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Letterboxd https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website https://my.captivate.fm/verbaldiorama.com (verbaldiorama.com) SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Give this podcast a five-star https://verbaldiorama.com/rateandreview (Rate & Review) Join the https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon (Patreon) Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Brendan, Ian M, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Jason, Ian D, Sunni, Drew, Nicholas, Zo, Kev, Pete, Heather and Danny BRAND-NEW https://verbaldiorama.com/merch (Merch) STORE!! T-shirts inspired by The Mummy (1999) with more collections to come! EPISODE THANKS TO.... Most excellent patrons: Andy for his patron thoughts. You can find him @geeksaladradio on Twitter and his podcast Geek Salad on all your podcast apps. Derek for his patron thoughts. You can find him @derekjones198 on Twitter and his podcast The Midnight Myth on all your podcast apps. Zo for his patron thoughts. You can find him @BackLookCinema on Twitter and his podcast Back Look Cinema on all your podcast apps. And Brendan for his patron thoughts. Twitter peeps @HarrymetMovies @bestfilmeverpod @AtPedestrian @HarleyMumford @kevin_thecritic @Neillbert @DWLundberg @diabolicalpod @momscast @mikeb196 @laughmatician @TheGodofPod @AndyGaudion93 @AndrewGordge @GRive03 @AdventuresSun Instagram folk @sp_filmviewers @dywmpodcast Facebook chums None this time Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/watch/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe ) Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!) Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studio https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=emmcgowan (This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free.) Mentioned in this episode: Paid promotions in this episode This episode contains a paid Patron promotion for Middle Class Film Class, hosted by patron Pete.

On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti, an Al-Monitor Podcast
Iranian expert Hamidreza Azizi warns failure to revive nuclear deal could trigger escalation against Israel via Syria

On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti, an Al-Monitor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 32:49


Iran is a longtime ally of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and, alongside Russia, helped stave off his overthrow at the hands of Sunni rebels backed by Turkey. Little is known about Iran's presence in Syria however. Western journalists do not have access to their zones of influence. Yet there is persistent talk of the establishment by Iran of a Shiite Crescent stretching from its borders through Iraq and Syria on to Lebanon. Israel and the United States have escalated attacks against Iran backed militias in Syria in recent days. Meanwhile Iranian Turkish tensions in Syria are brewing anew. Iranian expert Hamidreza Azizi says while the two share animosity against the Kurds, Iran has formed a tactical alliance with some Kurdish groups against Turkey. In the meantime, he warns failure to reach a new nuclear deal could see Iran taking action against Israel in Syria and beyond.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Life of Prophet Muhammad
Arguments against the Shia View

The Life of Prophet Muhammad

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 51:20


Sheikh Azhar Nasser explores additional Sunni counter arguments to the Shia claim that the Verse of Purification (Quran 33:33)The discussion covers:- Claims that the wives were already purified- Claims that the actions of the wives had no impact on the prophetic household- Claims that the Quran uses "ahl" to refer to wives in other places- Questions about how the 12 imams were included in the verse of purityLecture notes available at http://www.why-quran.org/?p=567.Subscribe at http://www.why-quran.org/subscribe to watch the lectures live and participate in the Q&A at the end of each class.Video recording of this lecture + Q&A available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9nlv_zeIk4&list=PLpkB0iwLgfTat-Pgh4W3WFmupPamiC9UT.

The Black Vibrations
S3 E10: Sunni T. Connor

The Black Vibrations

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 84:33


For Episode 10 our guest is Cali-based Author, Motivational Speaker, and Entrepreneur: Sunni T. Connor. We chat through her DMV origins, what motivates her, and how she used her words to jump start her journey into having the freedom to live her life to the fullest. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theblackvibrations/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theblackvibrations/support

Verbal Diorama
Twins (ft. Drew and Matt from Sequel Pitch)

Verbal Diorama

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 66:27


Auguest concludes, with the first, second and third rule in a crisis situation... I have no respect for those who have no respect for logic. Joining me to talk about Ivan Reitman's fan-favourite Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DeVito buddy comedy TWINS are two hosts of a podcast that could be the twin podcast to Verbal Diorama; Drew and Matt from Sequel Pitch! I know, right! Practically twins! While we only have three fathers between us, not six, our podcasts were separated at birth, only to find each other much later. Very much like the story of Julius and Vincent Benedict, coincidentally also the names of Matt's twin daughters. Arnold Schwarzenegger was known as an '80s action hero, following hits like The Terminator and Commando. He wanted to branch out into comedy and a chance meeting with Ivan Reitman at a ski resort would give him the chance. The idea they pitched to Universal was simple: Schwarzenegger. DeVito. Twins. Together Reitman, Schwarzenegger and DeVito would also take no up-front salary, but instead a portion of the profits, which would yield a unexpected and unprecedented windfall for all three. This episode is also filled with way more innuendo an '80s buddy comedy should facilitate, as well as some great Arnie impressions. And did you know that in real life science is taking steps towards creating an actual Julius Benedict, using three-parent IVF? Tonight is your night, bro! Drew (https://twitter.com/DrewToynbee (@DrewToynbee)) and Matt (https://twitter.com/V1KingXL (@V1KingXL)) host https://www.sequelpitch.co.uk/ (Sequel Pitch) alongside Ross and Andy. You can find their back catalogue of brilliant episodes in your podcast app of choice, and they're on Twitter as https://twitter.com/SequelPitch (@SequelPitch) I would love to hear your thoughts on Twins! GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter https://twitter.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Letterboxd https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website https://my.captivate.fm/verbaldiorama.com (verbaldiorama.com) SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Give this podcast a five-star https://verbaldiorama.com/rateandreview (Rate & Review) Join the https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon (Patreon) Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Brendan, Ian M, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Jason, Ian D, Sunni, Drew, Nicholas, Zo, Kev, Pete, Heather and brand-new patron Danny! BRAND-NEW https://verbaldiorama.com/merch (Merch) STORE!! T-shirts inspired by The Mummy (1999) with more collections to come! EPISODE THANKS TO.... Drew & Matt for being awesome and coming on! Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/watch/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe ) Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!) Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studio https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=emmcgowan (This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free.)

The Infinite Skrillifiles: OWSLA Confidential

You sacrificed a virgin?! Not “I”… Sunni! What?! She was just laying around! Oh my God—! Literally! You're going to Hell! That's where I met her! I mean really. I'm being serious. C'mon! What! It worked out. Did it, Sunnï? I don't know, ask her. What—wait—do I know her?! Uh— —Sunni— Yeah, whatever—someone's on line two. Who is it? I don't care. WHAT. It's a long story. They're all long stories! I meant lifelong! Ugh! “Agh!” More likely than not, that's what all the fuss had been about and that's what the Illuminati was playing at; they wanted Jessie, not anything to do with me and my outright niggerness—but given that it was at the very least proven so that I had some magical special abilities…perhaps not Beyoncè or Skrillex special, but still sort of special, in a way that I had a funny knack for making wishes come true, mind reading and passing judgement somehow on what people not only needed but wanted most, and almost-always coming just short of actually making myself happy, but at least doing something for someone else. I never really supposed any modern sacrificial practicies of virgin sacrifice to be anything as cruel as it once had, and instead opted for the more practical consideration that instead, Jessie would more than likely have been secretly auctioned off in some sort of back door, black market way—and sold to the highest bidder, or something; I assumed some wealthy man who scored petite and childlike mistresses who still slept with teddy bears and acted more like a child than an adult—after my experience in North Carolina, I knew at this point that men could be attracted to children, or the idea of child likenesses and “youthful” things about women, so long as they actually were technically women, without being considered sick. At least it no longer was puzzling or in any way a mystery at all how men were so easily ruled by skinny and petite women—they were easier to please, or, for the very least—knew how to fake being pleasured better

The BreakPoint Podcast
We Can't Lead With Racism

The BreakPoint Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 0:59


President Biden called the recent killings of Muslim men in New Mexico “hateful attacks,” implying they were hate crimes against the Muslim community. Less subtly, the mayor of Albuquerque commented: “violence against members of our community based on race or religion will not be tolerated.”   Then the police arrested a Muslim man who, according to NPR, frequented the same mosque as his victims (though he was Sunni and three of his victims were Shia).   This is what happens in a culture infected by a critical theory “mood.” Reduce everything to sex, power, and race, and as the adage goes, to a hammer everything looks like a nail.   Assuming racism without facts provokes suspicions among groups and keeps us from seeing others in God's image. In the end, people are judged by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character or, even worse, the content of their character is assumed because of the color of skin. 

CrucesSunNews
The Reporter's Notebook, Ep. 30: Albuquerque's Muslim community heals

CrucesSunNews

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 36:29


In this week's episode, we're talking to Justin Garcia, who covers public safety for the Las Cruces Sun-News. Justin recently traveled to Albuquerque in the wake of the killings of several Muslim men — which set the entire community on edge. Muslims in Albuquerque were fearful of an Islamophobic serial killer after four people were murdered over the span of several months. But the reality of what happened was much more complicated and much harder to comprehend. On Aug. 9, police arrested 51-year-old Muhammed Syed, a Muslim and known community member. Syed was charged in two of the killings, and authorities say they are continuing to gather evidence to charge him in the other two. Theories abound about the alleged killer's motivations; none have yet been confirmed. The married father of six has denied involvement in the killings. Albuquerque police say "an interpersonal conflict may have led to the shootings" and said the suspect appeared to know several of the victims. Authorities were examining whether he may have been motivated by religious zeal — such as the political and religious divides between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that underlie modern conflict in the Middle East, but those in the community have rejected such divides and refuse to be defined by them. Now, the community is working to move forward, both with grieving over the deaths and processing how a member of their community could have done this. Justin was kind enough to join us this week to discuss what he learned during his time in Albuquerque.

New Books in Religion
Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, "An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in Religion

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 77:05


Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza's co-written book An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women (Oxford UP, 2022) is a collection of historical and contemporary commentaries on the Qur'an. It covers five issues: human creation and the idea of “a single soul”; marital roles, specifically Qur'anic verse 4:34 and women's status in a marriage; Mary, mother of Jesus; women's legal testimony; and Qur'anic ideas of modesty, specifically of veiling. A chapter is devoted to each of these topics, comprising classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations of these verses. All chapters include various Muslim perspectives, such as Sunni, Twelver Shia, Ismaili, Ibadi, and Sufi; with the exception of the chapter on Mary, each chapter also includes interviews with contemporary scholars, namely amina wadud, Sa'diyya Shaikh, Fariba Alasvand, Yusuf Saanei, and Nasser Ghorbannia. The various and competing perspectives explored in this volume highlight the diversity and plurality of the Islamic exegetical tradition, portraying commentaries as a very human and engaging endeavor. These commentaries are always in conversation with the cultural and political milieu of the commentator's time and place, but they also deeply honor the commentaries of past generations as a way to demonstrate authority and knowledge of the historical male tradition. The book also includes an important and powerful chapter, a prolegomenon, on the Qur'anic lexicon on women, which offers a chronological sequence of women in the Qur'an and which traces the development of the Qur'an's worldview from the earliest Meccan revelations through the later Medinan period. So, for instance, in the early Meccan verses, women are addressed rather implicitly and largely as a part of an anti-pagan polemic, but by the later Medinan verses, women have emerged as active pious and social subjects. In this very engaging and enriching conversation with Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, we discuss many of these issues and all of the chapters. We talk extensively about Qur'anic verse 4:34 on marital roles and responsibilities, about what it means to read the Qur'an literally—and is it even possible not to?—about tradition and tafsir and the limits of both, and about lived reality and religious authority. The interview was done in video format, and some listeners might enjoy watching it in its original form on my YouTube channel, What the Patriarchy. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/religion

New Books in Intellectual History
Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, "An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in Intellectual History

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 77:05


Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza's co-written book An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women (Oxford UP, 2022) is a collection of historical and contemporary commentaries on the Qur'an. It covers five issues: human creation and the idea of “a single soul”; marital roles, specifically Qur'anic verse 4:34 and women's status in a marriage; Mary, mother of Jesus; women's legal testimony; and Qur'anic ideas of modesty, specifically of veiling. A chapter is devoted to each of these topics, comprising classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations of these verses. All chapters include various Muslim perspectives, such as Sunni, Twelver Shia, Ismaili, Ibadi, and Sufi; with the exception of the chapter on Mary, each chapter also includes interviews with contemporary scholars, namely amina wadud, Sa'diyya Shaikh, Fariba Alasvand, Yusuf Saanei, and Nasser Ghorbannia. The various and competing perspectives explored in this volume highlight the diversity and plurality of the Islamic exegetical tradition, portraying commentaries as a very human and engaging endeavor. These commentaries are always in conversation with the cultural and political milieu of the commentator's time and place, but they also deeply honor the commentaries of past generations as a way to demonstrate authority and knowledge of the historical male tradition. The book also includes an important and powerful chapter, a prolegomenon, on the Qur'anic lexicon on women, which offers a chronological sequence of women in the Qur'an and which traces the development of the Qur'an's worldview from the earliest Meccan revelations through the later Medinan period. So, for instance, in the early Meccan verses, women are addressed rather implicitly and largely as a part of an anti-pagan polemic, but by the later Medinan verses, women have emerged as active pious and social subjects. In this very engaging and enriching conversation with Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, we discuss many of these issues and all of the chapters. We talk extensively about Qur'anic verse 4:34 on marital roles and responsibilities, about what it means to read the Qur'an literally—and is it even possible not to?—about tradition and tafsir and the limits of both, and about lived reality and religious authority. The interview was done in video format, and some listeners might enjoy watching it in its original form on my YouTube channel, What the Patriarchy. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies
Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, "An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in Middle Eastern Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 77:05


Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza's co-written book An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women (Oxford UP, 2022) is a collection of historical and contemporary commentaries on the Qur'an. It covers five issues: human creation and the idea of “a single soul”; marital roles, specifically Qur'anic verse 4:34 and women's status in a marriage; Mary, mother of Jesus; women's legal testimony; and Qur'anic ideas of modesty, specifically of veiling. A chapter is devoted to each of these topics, comprising classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations of these verses. All chapters include various Muslim perspectives, such as Sunni, Twelver Shia, Ismaili, Ibadi, and Sufi; with the exception of the chapter on Mary, each chapter also includes interviews with contemporary scholars, namely amina wadud, Sa'diyya Shaikh, Fariba Alasvand, Yusuf Saanei, and Nasser Ghorbannia. The various and competing perspectives explored in this volume highlight the diversity and plurality of the Islamic exegetical tradition, portraying commentaries as a very human and engaging endeavor. These commentaries are always in conversation with the cultural and political milieu of the commentator's time and place, but they also deeply honor the commentaries of past generations as a way to demonstrate authority and knowledge of the historical male tradition. The book also includes an important and powerful chapter, a prolegomenon, on the Qur'anic lexicon on women, which offers a chronological sequence of women in the Qur'an and which traces the development of the Qur'an's worldview from the earliest Meccan revelations through the later Medinan period. So, for instance, in the early Meccan verses, women are addressed rather implicitly and largely as a part of an anti-pagan polemic, but by the later Medinan verses, women have emerged as active pious and social subjects. In this very engaging and enriching conversation with Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, we discuss many of these issues and all of the chapters. We talk extensively about Qur'anic verse 4:34 on marital roles and responsibilities, about what it means to read the Qur'an literally—and is it even possible not to?—about tradition and tafsir and the limits of both, and about lived reality and religious authority. The interview was done in video format, and some listeners might enjoy watching it in its original form on my YouTube channel, What the Patriarchy. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/middle-eastern-studies

New Books in History
Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, "An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 77:05


Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza's co-written book An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women (Oxford UP, 2022) is a collection of historical and contemporary commentaries on the Qur'an. It covers five issues: human creation and the idea of “a single soul”; marital roles, specifically Qur'anic verse 4:34 and women's status in a marriage; Mary, mother of Jesus; women's legal testimony; and Qur'anic ideas of modesty, specifically of veiling. A chapter is devoted to each of these topics, comprising classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations of these verses. All chapters include various Muslim perspectives, such as Sunni, Twelver Shia, Ismaili, Ibadi, and Sufi; with the exception of the chapter on Mary, each chapter also includes interviews with contemporary scholars, namely amina wadud, Sa'diyya Shaikh, Fariba Alasvand, Yusuf Saanei, and Nasser Ghorbannia. The various and competing perspectives explored in this volume highlight the diversity and plurality of the Islamic exegetical tradition, portraying commentaries as a very human and engaging endeavor. These commentaries are always in conversation with the cultural and political milieu of the commentator's time and place, but they also deeply honor the commentaries of past generations as a way to demonstrate authority and knowledge of the historical male tradition. The book also includes an important and powerful chapter, a prolegomenon, on the Qur'anic lexicon on women, which offers a chronological sequence of women in the Qur'an and which traces the development of the Qur'an's worldview from the earliest Meccan revelations through the later Medinan period. So, for instance, in the early Meccan verses, women are addressed rather implicitly and largely as a part of an anti-pagan polemic, but by the later Medinan verses, women have emerged as active pious and social subjects. In this very engaging and enriching conversation with Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, we discuss many of these issues and all of the chapters. We talk extensively about Qur'anic verse 4:34 on marital roles and responsibilities, about what it means to read the Qur'an literally—and is it even possible not to?—about tradition and tafsir and the limits of both, and about lived reality and religious authority. The interview was done in video format, and some listeners might enjoy watching it in its original form on my YouTube channel, What the Patriarchy. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Islamic Studies
Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, "An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in Islamic Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 77:05


Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza's co-written book An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women (Oxford UP, 2022) is a collection of historical and contemporary commentaries on the Qur'an. It covers five issues: human creation and the idea of “a single soul”; marital roles, specifically Qur'anic verse 4:34 and women's status in a marriage; Mary, mother of Jesus; women's legal testimony; and Qur'anic ideas of modesty, specifically of veiling. A chapter is devoted to each of these topics, comprising classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations of these verses. All chapters include various Muslim perspectives, such as Sunni, Twelver Shia, Ismaili, Ibadi, and Sufi; with the exception of the chapter on Mary, each chapter also includes interviews with contemporary scholars, namely amina wadud, Sa'diyya Shaikh, Fariba Alasvand, Yusuf Saanei, and Nasser Ghorbannia. The various and competing perspectives explored in this volume highlight the diversity and plurality of the Islamic exegetical tradition, portraying commentaries as a very human and engaging endeavor. These commentaries are always in conversation with the cultural and political milieu of the commentator's time and place, but they also deeply honor the commentaries of past generations as a way to demonstrate authority and knowledge of the historical male tradition. The book also includes an important and powerful chapter, a prolegomenon, on the Qur'anic lexicon on women, which offers a chronological sequence of women in the Qur'an and which traces the development of the Qur'an's worldview from the earliest Meccan revelations through the later Medinan period. So, for instance, in the early Meccan verses, women are addressed rather implicitly and largely as a part of an anti-pagan polemic, but by the later Medinan verses, women have emerged as active pious and social subjects. In this very engaging and enriching conversation with Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, we discuss many of these issues and all of the chapters. We talk extensively about Qur'anic verse 4:34 on marital roles and responsibilities, about what it means to read the Qur'an literally—and is it even possible not to?—about tradition and tafsir and the limits of both, and about lived reality and religious authority. The interview was done in video format, and some listeners might enjoy watching it in its original form on my YouTube channel, What the Patriarchy. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/islamic-studies

New Books Network
Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, "An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 77:05


Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza's co-written book An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women (Oxford UP, 2022) is a collection of historical and contemporary commentaries on the Qur'an. It covers five issues: human creation and the idea of “a single soul”; marital roles, specifically Qur'anic verse 4:34 and women's status in a marriage; Mary, mother of Jesus; women's legal testimony; and Qur'anic ideas of modesty, specifically of veiling. A chapter is devoted to each of these topics, comprising classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations of these verses. All chapters include various Muslim perspectives, such as Sunni, Twelver Shia, Ismaili, Ibadi, and Sufi; with the exception of the chapter on Mary, each chapter also includes interviews with contemporary scholars, namely amina wadud, Sa'diyya Shaikh, Fariba Alasvand, Yusuf Saanei, and Nasser Ghorbannia. The various and competing perspectives explored in this volume highlight the diversity and plurality of the Islamic exegetical tradition, portraying commentaries as a very human and engaging endeavor. These commentaries are always in conversation with the cultural and political milieu of the commentator's time and place, but they also deeply honor the commentaries of past generations as a way to demonstrate authority and knowledge of the historical male tradition. The book also includes an important and powerful chapter, a prolegomenon, on the Qur'anic lexicon on women, which offers a chronological sequence of women in the Qur'an and which traces the development of the Qur'an's worldview from the earliest Meccan revelations through the later Medinan period. So, for instance, in the early Meccan verses, women are addressed rather implicitly and largely as a part of an anti-pagan polemic, but by the later Medinan verses, women have emerged as active pious and social subjects. In this very engaging and enriching conversation with Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, we discuss many of these issues and all of the chapters. We talk extensively about Qur'anic verse 4:34 on marital roles and responsibilities, about what it means to read the Qur'an literally—and is it even possible not to?—about tradition and tafsir and the limits of both, and about lived reality and religious authority. The interview was done in video format, and some listeners might enjoy watching it in its original form on my YouTube channel, What the Patriarchy. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Women's History
Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, "An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in Women's History

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 77:05


Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza's co-written book An Anthology of Qur'anic Commentaries (vol. 2): On Women (Oxford UP, 2022) is a collection of historical and contemporary commentaries on the Qur'an. It covers five issues: human creation and the idea of “a single soul”; marital roles, specifically Qur'anic verse 4:34 and women's status in a marriage; Mary, mother of Jesus; women's legal testimony; and Qur'anic ideas of modesty, specifically of veiling. A chapter is devoted to each of these topics, comprising classical, medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations of these verses. All chapters include various Muslim perspectives, such as Sunni, Twelver Shia, Ismaili, Ibadi, and Sufi; with the exception of the chapter on Mary, each chapter also includes interviews with contemporary scholars, namely amina wadud, Sa'diyya Shaikh, Fariba Alasvand, Yusuf Saanei, and Nasser Ghorbannia. The various and competing perspectives explored in this volume highlight the diversity and plurality of the Islamic exegetical tradition, portraying commentaries as a very human and engaging endeavor. These commentaries are always in conversation with the cultural and political milieu of the commentator's time and place, but they also deeply honor the commentaries of past generations as a way to demonstrate authority and knowledge of the historical male tradition. The book also includes an important and powerful chapter, a prolegomenon, on the Qur'anic lexicon on women, which offers a chronological sequence of women in the Qur'an and which traces the development of the Qur'an's worldview from the earliest Meccan revelations through the later Medinan period. So, for instance, in the early Meccan verses, women are addressed rather implicitly and largely as a part of an anti-pagan polemic, but by the later Medinan verses, women have emerged as active pious and social subjects. In this very engaging and enriching conversation with Karen Bauer and Feras Hamza, we discuss many of these issues and all of the chapters. We talk extensively about Qur'anic verse 4:34 on marital roles and responsibilities, about what it means to read the Qur'an literally—and is it even possible not to?—about tradition and tafsir and the limits of both, and about lived reality and religious authority. The interview was done in video format, and some listeners might enjoy watching it in its original form on my YouTube channel, What the Patriarchy. Shehnaz Haqqani is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Mercer University. She earned her PhD in Islamic Studies with a focus on gender from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Her dissertation research explored questions of change and tradition, specifically in the context of gender and sexuality, in Islam. She can be reached at haqqani_s@mercer.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Verbal Diorama
Ex Machina (ft. Jack from Sequelisers)

Verbal Diorama

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 131:16


Auguest continues! Impulse. Response. Fluid. Imperfect. Patterned. Chaotic. All words to describe this podcast, but also uttered by Nathan describing the brain of his ultimate creation; Ava. But can Ava pass as human? Let's find out as we delve into Alex Garland's (sort-of!) directorial debut, EX MACHINA! This week's guest wasn't lucky, he was chosen. I had to use all of my self-awareness, imagination, manipulation, sexuality and empathy to be joined by the terrific Jack Chambers-Ward from Sequelisers, who was made to be on this podcast talking about Ex Machina. Despite all of his work so far, Ex Machina might very well be Alex Garland's masterpiece. A complex, character-driven piece, on the power of nature vs future, nature vs nurture and man vs object of desire. Basically this movie and this episode.... is all about Kyoko. Kyoko is the key. Don't believe us? Listen in and we'll explain why.... If you've created a conscious machine, it's not the history of man. That's the history of gods. The YouTube video we mention several times, by Shaun, is titled How Wikipedia Got Ex Machina (2014) Wrong and is available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0UAEjsKy4I&ab_channel=Shaun (here) Jack (https://twitter.com/JLWChambers (@jlwchambers)) hosts https://www.sequelisers.com/ (Sequelisers) alongside Matt Stogdon and Tim Maytom. You can find their back catalogue of brilliant episodes in your podcast app of choice, and they're on Twitter as https://twitter.com/Sequelisers (@Sequelisers) I would love to hear your thoughts on Ex Machina! GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter https://twitter.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Letterboxd https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website https://my.captivate.fm/verbaldiorama.com (verbaldiorama.com) SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Give this podcast a five-star https://verbaldiorama.com/rateandreview (Rate & Review) Join the https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon (Patreon) Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Brendan, Ian M, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Jason, Ian D, Sunni, Drew, Nicholas, Zo, Kev, Pete and Heather. BRAND-NEW https://verbaldiorama.com/merch (Merch) STORE!! T-shirts inspired by The Mummy (1999) with more collections to come! EPISODE THANKS TO.... Jack, for being awesome and coming on! Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/watch/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe ) Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!) Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studio https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=emmcgowan (This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free.)

Catholic News
August 16, 2022

Catholic News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 2:02


A daily news briefing from Catholic News Agency, powered by artificial intelligence. Ask your smart speaker to play “Catholic News,” or listen every morning wherever you get podcasts. www.catholicnewsagency.com - A Maronite Catholic archbishop was bringing aid back to Lebanon when he was wrongly detained by Lebanese authorities at the Israeli border, his supporters say. The US bishops have spoken in his defense, objecting to the confiscation of medical aid and hundreds of thousands of dollars in monetary aid. “The archbishop was returning from one of his regular visits to the Holy Land and bringing much-needed aid that the Lebanese diaspora in Israel wanted to send to family members in Lebanon,” the US bishops said. “All this was confiscated by Lebanese security forces, along with his cell phone and passport.” The Maronite Catholic Church is the largest Christian group in Lebanon, where Christians make up almost 35% of the country's 7 million people. An estimated 60% of Lebanese are Muslim and are about evenly split between Shiite and Sunni adherents. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/252043/after-maronite-archbishop-detained-in-lebanon-us-bishops-voice-solidarity An article published Sunday in The Atlantic magazine suggests the rosary has become a symbol of violent, right-wing extremism in the United States. The author's contention was based, in part, on his observations about the use of the rosary on social media and rosaries sold online, such as those made from bullet casings. The article set off a frenzy of reactions among Catholics, ranging from amusement to grave concern over what some see as anti-Catholic sentiment, and experts told CNA that the rosary has no connection to physical violence. The rosary, first promoted by the Dominican Order by the 16th century, is a form of prayer based on meditations on the life of Christ. The beads are a tool to help keep track of prayers that are recited before and the meditations. Since 1571, popes have urged Catholics to pray the rosary. In doing so they have often employed military terms. More recently, Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have recommended the rosary as a powerful spiritual tool. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/252038/the-atlantic-publishes-article-on-the-rosary-as-a-symbol-of-far-right-violent-extremism Today, the Church celebrates King Saint Stephen of Hungary, the monarch who led his country to embrace the Christian faith during the 11th century. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-stephen-of-hungary-565

News Headlines in Morse Code at 25 WPM

Morse code transcription: vvv vvv Idaho Supreme Court Rules That Strict Abortion Ban Can Take Effect 1 dead, 17 injured after car crashes into crowd at fundraiser for fire victims Ukraine war Zelensky warns Russian soldiers at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant Salman Rushdie off ventilator and able to talk Saudi Aramco Oil giant tops own record with 48.4bn quarterly profit Oder river Mystery surrounds thousands of fish deaths Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Indias Warren Buffett, dies at 62 Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europes largest nuclear power plant Taliban fire shots to stop Afghan womens protest Trumps secrets How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar a Lago California governor announces aggressive 8 billion plan to boost water supply Water boil advisory issued by Great Lakes Water Authority for 935,000 people after water main break Tijuana rocked by wave of violent crime Accused Salman Rushdie Attacker Charged With Attempted Murder, Assault Western Wall Several injured in Jerusalem shooting Kenya elections 2022 Raila Odinga and William Ruto in tight presidential race We are waiting for rain, for winter, for God Fighting a megafire in France Australia Gunman arrested after Canberra airport shooting It had nothing to do with Sunni or Shiite faith Muslim community members speak on the killings... Race results for Hawaiis next Governor, Lt. Governor

News Headlines in Morse Code at 20 WPM

Morse code transcription: vvv vvv It had nothing to do with Sunni or Shiite faith Muslim community members speak on the killings... Saudi Aramco Oil giant tops own record with 48.4bn quarterly profit Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europes largest nuclear power plant Idaho Supreme Court Rules That Strict Abortion Ban Can Take Effect California governor announces aggressive 8 billion plan to boost water supply Oder river Mystery surrounds thousands of fish deaths Tijuana rocked by wave of violent crime Kenya elections 2022 Raila Odinga and William Ruto in tight presidential race Race results for Hawaiis next Governor, Lt. Governor 1 dead, 17 injured after car crashes into crowd at fundraiser for fire victims Salman Rushdie off ventilator and able to talk Western Wall Several injured in Jerusalem shooting We are waiting for rain, for winter, for God Fighting a megafire in France Australia Gunman arrested after Canberra airport shooting Water boil advisory issued by Great Lakes Water Authority for 935,000 people after water main break Ukraine war Zelensky warns Russian soldiers at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant Taliban fire shots to stop Afghan womens protest Accused Salman Rushdie Attacker Charged With Attempted Murder, Assault Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Indias Warren Buffett, dies at 62 Trumps secrets How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar a Lago

News Headlines in Morse Code at 15 WPM

Morse code transcription: vvv vvv Western Wall Several injured in Jerusalem shooting California governor announces aggressive 8 billion plan to boost water supply It had nothing to do with Sunni or Shiite faith Muslim community members speak on the killings... Australia Gunman arrested after Canberra airport shooting Trumps secrets How a records dispute led the FBI to search Mar a Lago Water boil advisory issued by Great Lakes Water Authority for 935,000 people after water main break Accused Salman Rushdie Attacker Charged With Attempted Murder, Assault Idaho Supreme Court Rules That Strict Abortion Ban Can Take Effect Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Indias Warren Buffett, dies at 62 Oder river Mystery surrounds thousands of fish deaths 1 dead, 17 injured after car crashes into crowd at fundraiser for fire victims Saudi Aramco Oil giant tops own record with 48.4bn quarterly profit Salman Rushdie off ventilator and able to talk Ukraine war Zelensky warns Russian soldiers at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant We are waiting for rain, for winter, for God Fighting a megafire in France Race results for Hawaiis next Governor, Lt. Governor Kenya elections 2022 Raila Odinga and William Ruto in tight presidential race Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europes largest nuclear power plant Tijuana rocked by wave of violent crime Taliban fire shots to stop Afghan womens protest

The Life of Prophet Muhammad
Sunni Views on The Verse of Purification

The Life of Prophet Muhammad

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 48:42


Sheikh Azhar Nasser explores Sunni counter arguments to the Shia claim that the Verse of Purification (Quran 33:33)The discussion covers:- Claims that the context of the verse being different- Claims that the verses include all of Bani Hashim- Claims that the verse doesn't prove infallibilityThe Q&A also answers:- Why the Imams sometimes gave their children the same names as prominent Sunni's like Aisha and Uthman Ans: The names didn't necessarily imply endorsement back then, though Imam Ali specificlly said he named his son after a different Uthman)- Why didn't the Quran explicitly state who the Ahlul Bayt were?Ans: This was one of the ways Allah preserved the Quran without affecting free will. Otherwise the enemies of those people would have fought harder to change the Quran.Lecture notes available at http://www.why-quran.org/?p=560.Subscribe at http://www.why-quran.org/subscribe to watch the lectures live and participate in the Q&A at the end of each class.Video recording of this lecture + Q&A available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4J8QU_piqg&list=PLpkB0iwLgfTat-Pgh4W3WFmupPamiC9UT.

Birth Ease Loss Support
S2 E6 Connect- a Healing Meditation for Abortion

Birth Ease Loss Support

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 24:49


Michelle shares the first of 3 meditations intended for healing during or after an abortion. This first meditation, Connect, is based on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Vase Breathing or Complete  Breathing.  It's an invitation to tune into the body, recognize the tendencies of the mind, and release unwanted or intrusive thoughts. It teaches the listener to return to their breath when their thoughts are not serving them. The benefits of this meditation extend beyond healing after an abortion.  This type of breathing helps with anxiety, depression, managing stress, improving focus, better sleep, and faster recovery from exercise or exertion. Slow breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, also called the “rest and digest” system. It activates the vagus nerve which oversees things like mood, digestion, and heart rate. It will also send more oxygen to the brain and other organs.  This practice is meant to be used throughout life.For those of us at Calm Birth meditation that have been working on this Calm Abortion project, it is our hope that these meditations help to invite healing for whoever chooses to listen, no matter how long ago they experienced an abortion for any reason or circumstance."Abortion is the medical term for the ending of a pregnancy, whether that is a spontaneous miscarriage or medically induced. This term encompasses the termination of all pregnancies. I realize and want to acknowledge that even the term abortion can be quite triggering, especially for someone that has experienced pregnancy and infant loss. And, in my experience of working in the perinatal field for over 20 years and holding a space for grief and trauma with my clients, the ending of a pregnancy has never been taken lightly. I carry their stories with me. Stories of relief, ectopic pregnancy, forced abortion, intense grief and pain when their baby in the womb will not live once they are born and/or will be living in extreme pain for their short life, twin to twin transfer, a mixture of sadness and relief when ending a pregnancy they were unprepared or happened at a difficult time in their life, guilt and shame, feelings of not deserving the baby they are now pregnant with, the belief that they had a miscarriage because they terminated a pregnancy, the decision to end a wanted pregnancy because their partner is abusive and she needs to leave the relationship before she and her other child are killed. Abortion is a part of perinatal loss and bereavement.  And as Sunni has shared in our episodes, adoption is not an easy answer or quick fix. There are so many vulnerable and intimate stories that I have been entrusted with and honor fully. "—MichelleLearn more about the Calm Abortion meditations at Instagram @calmabortion  and  Facebook @calmabortionResources:ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Statement on Abortion BansWorld Health Organization's statement on abortionEvidence Based Birth: Abortion Research Resource GuideGrief After Abortion: healing from unspoken loss 

Verbal Diorama
Dogma (ft. Andy from Geek Salad)

Verbal Diorama

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 81:21


Auguest continues! Snootch to the motherf**king nootch! Verbal Diorama returns for another guest hosted episode for probably the best movie writer/director Kevin Smith has ever made - DOGMA. There's no pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater than being joined for Dogma by the human embodiment of the Buddy Christ, Andy from Geek Salad, for his Holy Trinity of guest appearances. He has a penchant for the dramatic, but unlike other fallen angels, he won't kill you for your sins. Kevin Smith tapped into his lapsed Catholicism and wrote an ambitious, controversial and theologically actually-rather-respectful; reverent, yet irreverent story. You people! If there isn't a movie about it, it's not worth knowing, is it? Andy (aka Perennial Commenter Andy!) hosts https://geeksalad.podbean.com/ (Geek Salad) along with regular contributors Mike, Katherine and Joe. You can find their back catalogue of brilliant episodes in your podcast app of choice, and they're on Twitter as https://twitter.com/geeksaladradio (@geeksaladradio) I would love to hear your thoughts on Dogma! GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter https://twitter.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Letterboxd https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website https://my.captivate.fm/verbaldiorama.com (verbaldiorama.com) SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Give this podcast a five-star https://verbaldiorama.com/rateandreview (Rate & Review) Join the https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon (Patreon) Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Brendan, Ian M, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Jason, Ian D, Sunni, Drew, Nicholas, Zo, Kev, Pete and Heather BRAND-NEW https://verbaldiorama.com/merch (Merch) STORE!! T-shirts inspired by The Mummy (1999) with more collections to come! EPISODE THANKS TO.... Andy, for being awesome and coming on! Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/watch/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe ) Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!) Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studio https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=emmcgowan (This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free.)

According2Sam Podcast
According2Sam #127

According2Sam Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 62:03


After throwing every charge possible at Donald Trump to see if anything sticks to him Liz Cheney and her Democrat allies have settle on 'dereliction of duty'. They first claimed that President Trump incited his supporters to commit violence in an attempt to foment a coup d'etat and overthrow the government, but now they have made a more obscure accusation that they believe will be easier for the public to accept. Their focus now is on the 187 minutes of the riot at the Capitol and the actions taken by the president to stop it. Liz Cheney says that President Trump's inaction to stop the riot represents the most serious dereliction of duty of any president in American history. However, she may be overlooking the administration that her father served in as Vice President. The Bush administration was warned many times in the spring and summer of 2001 that Sunni fundamentalist were in the United States and that they were planning a terrorist attack. Not only did the Bush administration do nothing to stop it, they made no attempt to warn the American people. Three thousand Americans were killed on their watch. How does this dereliction of duty compare to that of other presidents in American history? Join the conversation and get answers to this question and more on According2Sam episode #127.

Sass Says
85 Sunni VonMutius: Can You Codify Support Through a Depressive Episode? Here's How!

Sass Says

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 75:59


Sunni VonMutius is an Intuitive Strategist and founder of Wildflower Strategy. She is masterful at helping analytically minded people integrate spirituality into their daily lives and businesses. Sunni is a certified PMP, a Reiki Master and is currently pursuing ordination as a Minister of Metaphysics. We talk about an article Sunni wrote for Medium.com on what her depression feels like and the checklists and support system Sunni created to self-manage depressive episodes. Sunni shares how her years as a nomad prepared her for motherhood, the importance of self-awareness, and how everyday tasks around the house can be meditative. “When it comes to the people who are close to me, I don't get to be the judge of if I've helped them ‘enough' to deserve them helping me in that moment.” - Sunni VonMutius Links: Christie's Website Christie's Instagram: @sasssays Sunni's Website Sunni's Facebook Sunni's Instagram: @sunni_sara Sunni's Article on Medium.com Previous Sass Says Episodes Mentioned: Ep 68 Amy Green Smith

Verbal Diorama
Basic Instinct (ft. Gali from The Rewind Movie Podcast)

Verbal Diorama

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 84:17


Auguest, a month of amazing guest-hosted episodes, begins! I'd have to be pretty stupid to host a podcast about killing and then kill him the way I described in my podcast. I'd be announcing myself as the killer. I'm not stupid. TW: This episode includes a discussion about a scene which depicts forced sex/sexual assault/rape as well as Sharon Stone's recent revelations that she did not consent to her genitals being shown on screen. It's not just global warming, Verbal Diorama is officially getting hotter, and finally tackling the definitive erotic thriller of the '90s - BASIC INSTINCT! A spec script that Mario Kassar of Carolco paid $3 million for, which became the movie everyone was talking about, but mainly for one infamous scene in particular. Joining me for this sexy investigation is a man who can wield an ice pick like no other. A man who likes rough edges, and a podcaster who falls for the wrong guest appearance. It's Gali from The Rewind Movie Podcast.  Will Gali make it out of the episode alive? Will I charge him with smoking? Will he get off before he gets offed? Or will we f**k like minks, raise rugrats, and live happily ever after? Maybe forget the rugrats... Gali hosts https://rewindmoviecast.com/ (The Rewind Movie Podcast) along with Devlin, Patrick and Matt. You can find their back catalogue of brilliant episodes in your podcast app of choice, and they're on Twitter as https://twitter.com/rewindmoviecast (@rewindmoviecast) I would love to hear your thoughts on Basic Instinct! GET IN TOUCH.... Twitter https://twitter.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Letterboxd https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama) Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com Website https://my.captivate.fm/verbaldiorama.com (verbaldiorama.com) SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA.... Give this podcast a five-star https://verbaldiorama.com/rateandreview (Rate & Review) Join the https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon (Patreon) Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Brendan, Ian M, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Jason, Ian D, Sunni, Drew, Nicholas, Zo, Kev, Pete and Heather BRAND-NEW https://verbaldiorama.com/merch (Merch) STORE!! T-shirts inspired by The Mummy (1999) with more collections to come! EPISODE THANKS TO.... Gali, for being awesome and coming on! Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/watch/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe ) Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!) Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studio https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=emmcgowan (This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free.) Mentioned in this episode: Paid promotions in this episode This episode contains a paid Patron promotion for Middle Class Film Class, hosted by patron Pete.

Dream Chimney: Mix of the Week
Mix of the Week #439: Sunni D

Dream Chimney: Mix of the Week

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 60:43


Mix of the Week #439 is by Sunni D Follow and include @sunni-d-dj in your track ID requests Mix of the Week: App/Email https://www.dreamchimney.com/motw/subscribe Dream Chimney Radio: https://www.dreamchimney.com/radio

Book of Lies Podcast
164 - Fraud Filled

Book of Lies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 44:46


Welcome to Book of Lies Podcast. This week, we cover fraud here, fraud there, fraud everywhere. We discuss Michael Brown of Scotland who pretends to be a international bond trader and defrauds investors all over the world. Shakira is in the news and is facing 8 years in jail for failing to pay taxes in Spain. We also touch on British Johnson of Basketball Wives and her indictment. The fraud doesnt stop. Thank you for joining us. Have a dog or know one? use offer code LIES at www.beautysbiscuits.com and support Sunni's small business or visit Amazon and check out some of Brandi's books. We appreciate you!