Blog Vocabulary

January 4, 2007

Some ideas on the Afghanistan / Pakistan thing……

Filed under: Some tricky words — topspeedroller @ 4:43 am

This is a page about contrast between what we see on TV and the endless supply of people who want to sit safe at home and make themselves look important by having opinions about real fighting in a location nobody has any idea why they might be fighting.

If we knew why they were fighting, probably nobody would even notice it, and we could win in about fourteen minutes, and then it would not be any fun any more, and everybody would need to get back to work.

( the logic, that :….,We’re stressed, so we must be working”…, is wrong, if you are stressed…, something, or someone close to you, is not working , they are talking and moving around breaking alliances, but they are not to be trusted.)

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Try it sometime, write a really active blog about all your accomplishments and work you finished this week, and not, writing about anybody’s mistakes… pretty hard to do.

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The page takes a minute to load, so kick back for a minute, if you will…., if the war in Afganistan happens to spill into your yard, hanging out at this site will not exactly help you much. Wait for this to load, but don’t wait for that war thing to load…. see?

Anyway…, this page is about what I can get, on the net, fast, about Afganistan…..

Mostly, I don’t want to go there.

It looks like a nice adventure , but I already had some adventures, and the photos of the places look nice, but it is really tough country…

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So these guys can obviously carve rock, they got that down.

Then, I was looking for some contrast, and found this……

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This rose garden is in North Pakistan….

Got a couple more images of the place…..

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So …if somebody is blocking the road, how do you go around them?

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I think, this is Pattons tanks, german tanks, Smurfs tanks, Japanese tanks ,hell I don’t know, but my point is that it is…, sort of, what we expect a a WAR to be like, and also there is another thing, we expect the sun to be out most of the time….

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This…,was during the Battle of the Bulge, it was cold, snowing, and the airplanes could’nt fly, or at least they thought, the planes couldn’t fly, so they wouldn’t let the planes even try to fly, they had spent so much money on tanks , I think….,they didn’t want the airplanes to accidentally win the war too soon.

Then they get into this snow battle stuff……

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Then our guys, get into this fun little hole…., looking for bad guys…..

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You can’t take a TANK in there.

We got nice gear, but look at the quality of that tunnel, it is not junk, that is a damn nice arch, the bad guys might know a thing or two about how to engineer a tunnel.

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What I notice about this shot, is that in Alaska, we can get out the chainsaws and cut some trees and build an airstrip almost anyplace, but in this place, it is called Behrain… a guy would need to have tractors just to get a flat place to land a helicopter.

Building a road in this place would be hard by the looks of it, and I have to imagine they know how to build a road, they just sort of know, that if they did it , uhhh…. the managers would show up, and start a taco bell. Then the kids would start shooting each other in high school when they did not “fit in”.

I love taco bell, but only if the manager of the place stays on his side of the counter.

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I punch in North Pakistan, and my computer comes up with this photo…….

Russia couldn’t win against Afghanistan, and this view might have something to do with that.

I just bet the CIA guys want to start a little strip mall, and a gym, and a high school in this cool little spot. Maybe a gay bar and a summer camp for kids to teach them how to be good little celibate psychotic soldiers.

I seriously doubt that many other Americans would know about these awesome little pockets of nice secluded valleys and water and trees.

Hell you could probably just move there, and nobody would care, but if you want to take over, and manage them, and modernize everybody , I think they have probably tried that before, with the British, for about a thousand years, and they are like… “take your modern shit and go screw yourself. “

December 28, 2006

Words that represent real activity

Filed under: Some tricky words — topspeedroller @ 12:43 pm

First there is synchronicity, then…. you can fake chaos.

Three bands: Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and Cheap Trick.

They all have extreme synchronicity behind the scenes, a result of rehearsal.

Then they have a lot more room to maneuver during a performance to make it look like they are all just messing around and accidentally playing music.

It looks like our elected executives in DC have some synchronicity and they somehow do not need to transmit what they are doing to the rest of us.

They look like it is all chaos and messed up, but they might have rehearsed a little. It might be wise to know that our conditioning from high school will make us skip any ideas, except one idea, that the male ego and greed and a type of leftover teenage pathology are the only things that drive these guys.

Alice Cooper started out with getting a producer who had some cash, and they took the band out to a remote ranch, and rehearsed endlessly to get the band tight and ready for better paying performances. It worked.

You ever try to get a band to go camping? I promise you , they will not know why any band would want to do that. Trying to explain it to them will only get you more interrogation, they want the easy life, not more work. They will ask all the right questions in all the right places, and invariably tell you they need to stay in town, and work their day jobs to pay their credit card bills.

So the band will never really rehearse, they will struggle along for months and years and let everybody feel sorry for them. It is very common in bands to talk…, a lot…, about being authentic and genuine and honest but the real test is, when success and cash and that remote ranch is offered to them for a month, will they take the deal? Or, choose to stay in town and be pussies and work their day jobs and stay at the struggling garage and bar band level?

Believe me, that ranch offer goes out to a lot of bands, and most never try it.

It is like some type of rule…, the band with the most rehearsal wins. So the idea of acting like an idiot on stage or dressing cool or having a really cool drum set, the chaos, and lights and glamour, always needs to come after the rehearsal provides synchronicity, so the band can maneuver on stage.

A lot of guitar guys never want to put too much distance between themselves and their dealer or the liquor store. Also…, if he turns his back on his groupie girlfriend for more than about five hours she will need to punish him, by going out….. for a night with the girls…, and finding another guitar player.

The parents want to hear about the ranch, not the day job, they like success.
The bimbo groupie girls know how to work the system with the guitar player boyfriend…, who needs to work a day job to pay his credit card bills, but you will almost never find a really hot babe who will volunteer to let her boyfriend go away for a month or so,  to rehearse with the group.

The day job thing was outdated before Alice Cooper, actually before Elvis, so the grown ups who could and would love to support a good rock band don’t want to hear about the day job, they want to hear you can personally change the engine on a diesel powered bus, and stay on the road,  playing music.

That is not work, or like a career move, it is like changing strings on your guitar, it is part off the job.

So you don’t just rehearse the songs, you rehearse all of it, how to book gigs and how to get hotel reservations, how to arrange meals for the group.

If you see a good band doing this you might not have any idea they are doing it, it gets so they are not speaking , they might be giving hand signals or just nodding at each other, and you might not have any idea who the boss is, when they can all be the boss… at any second, if they need to.

Some friends who can write business contracts from scratch

Filed under: Some tricky words — topspeedroller @ 12:29 pm

I think it would be cool to have a type of crowd of friends who has four wheel drives and ski boats and goes mountain climbing and they can sit around a campfire and whip out official documents for business deals, anytime, in case somebody gets a good idea.

Contract law is a weird thing to read about, it is really old stuff.

That is about as far as I’m going to get with this one for today.

Answers dot com, has a lot of information to look at.

December 25, 2006

Couple more tricky words

Filed under: Some tricky words — topspeedroller @ 4:58 am
  • Instinct
  • Chase Instinct
  • Aggression

The basic idea is that “some guy” does a “study” on the idea of instinct or aggression and he writes a book and then the MARKETING of the book is awesome, that means he has a lot of friends who will buy anything the guy writes, then the book is a best seller and whatever bullshit the guy writes about damn near becomes a law in our society.

Basically they are stating the obvious, things we all know about already, but we like to sit around and talk and have coffee and ignore the kids, and then we like it when some guy has a really cool way of explaining instinct or aggression, but really these conversations normally happen when people are being lazy and not working anyway.

One thing you will notice if you look these words up is that “frustration aggression” comes from some fool interrupting your schedule.

Like you have a routine, and you are trying to work and get your chores done and some idiot just has nothing to do that moment except interrupt you and then the assholes get paid for that and we call that personnel management.

They piss you off, by interrupting your routine, and then you are angry and then they.. “Try to channel that anger into more productivity”.

The normal instinct, is to kick their sorry ass.

The ridiculous idea of a “study” on if, and how, to piss a person off, is about the biggest waste of time, most of us ever heard of.

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