On Freud

by Barbara

Let’s take a look at Freud’s main premises. People are driven by destructive tendencies much more than society realizes. Freud refers to these as the death instinct. The urge to do bad things such as to kill, do violence, rape, and other anti-social behaviors create strong pleasures in individuals. People seek happiness, which says relates to the ego. Society gets in the way of that quest, by taking primacy. Collectivism takes precedence of individualism on a daily basis.

Think, for example, of the politically incorrect example of a drug addict bum, who wants nothing more than to hedonistically do street drugs, sex, and other traits which would qualify under the death instinct. Most people would not pursue such a lifestyle, since society ostracizes and punishes those who choose to lead such a life. So instead, the average person goes to school or to work. And the average person takes care of her family, and often goes to church. These are merely my somewhat inductive generalizations of how the average person is pressure to be altruistic rather than egoistic.

Individuals are driven by pleasure and avoidance of pain. Seeking pleasure is considered the primary urge of individuals. Society imposes restrictions on the individual. Such urges need to be suppressed since the violate other people’s civil, human, and Constitutional rights. This tension between what the individual really wants deep down (urges), and (+) what is best for society (rules and order), (=) results in how individual personalities are formed.

Let’s take a look at Freud’s main premises. People are driven by destructive tendencies much more than society realizes. Freud refers to these as the death instinct. The urge to do bad things such as to kill, do violence, rape, and other anti-social behaviors create strong pleasures in individuals. People seek happiness, which says relates to the ego. Society gets in the way of that quest, by taking primacy. Collectivism takes precedence of individualism on a daily basis. Think, for example, of the politically incorrect example of a drug addict bum, who wants nothing more than to hedonistically do street drugs, sex, and other traits which would qualify under the death instinct. Most people would not pursue such a lifestyle, since society ostracizes and punishes those who choose to lead such a life. So instead, the average person goes to school or to work. And the average person takes care of her family, and often goes to church. These are merely my somewhat inductive generalizations of how the average person is pressure to be altruistic rather than egoistic.

Next, individuals are driven by pleasure and avoidance of pain. Seeking pleasure is considered the primary urge of individuals. Society imposes restrictions on the individual. Such urges need to be suppressed since the violate other people’s civil, human, and Constitutional rights. This tension between what the individual really wants deep down (urges), and (+) what is best for society (rules and order), (=) results in how individual personalities are form.

Civilized society , as well as the development of the individual are molded by the tension from tug of war between what is good for society, and what is good for the individual. Freud considers what is good for society in terms of the word altruism, a term which has to do with self-sacrifice for the benefit of others. The idea of community is a result of subverted (oppressed) sexual libido in a roundabout way. Freud views community as a mass subversion of sexual libido. In other words, in a community a whole bunch of individuals give up facets of their personal sex and death drive in favor of other ideals that benefit the community. These ideals include beauty, reason, intelligence and other higher facets.

Civilized society has little concern with the happiness of the individual. Instead, society superimposes societal harmony as the top priority. As I said earlier, societal harmony can be thought of as a collection of repressed libido, in favor of higher facets. However, this results in what I would consider to be a mass dilution (watering down) of individual happiness, not unlike a Martini, with very little Vodka, but instead mostly composed of just ice, water, and an olive. He also points out the symmetry between how individuals develop through this tug of war between private desires of the individual and the mirroring of how society develops into a community through the same process. I believe this is a form of inductive reasoning).

Freud’s conclusion is that there is a tug of war between individuality and society at large as a community, in which society at large takes priority over the desires of the individual. This favors the healthy development of a society (or community) at the expense of personal happiness of the individual, who suffers neurosis (mental health problems) as a result of their oppressed urges.

Key Terms:

In order to have a full understanding of how the premises add up to support the conclusion, I felt it was important to have a firm grasp on some of the key terms in the work, since they are the underpinnings of the supporting points. Therefor, I created a short glossary which briefly demonstrates my basic understanding of the key terms.

Eros – The life embracing instinct, eros, relates to life embracing urges of love, survival, sexual libido, and basic sensations such as hunger and thirst.
Society considers facets of eros in a positive light.

Death drive – This includes Urges the individual has that are pleasing to herself, but which are harmful to society. These include urges such as wanting to harm other people physically or sexually, or take their stuff. Many of these urges first became regulated by society early in pre-history, for example, the 10 Commandments mandate that no one should kill, steal, or covet their neighbors wife. In modernity, legal statute, Constitutional law, and societal norms regulate these anti-social tendencies of the individual. Society views the death drive urges in almost always negative light, with few exceptions, such as war. This concept of death drive is related to his concept of the ‘Id’, which is the primitive, animalistic element of the human personality.

Ananke-ty – Ananke was originally an ancient Greek Goddess, who was actually worshipped in an ancient temple, because she superimposed constraint and necessity upon humanity. In terms of Freudian thought, she is yet another reflection of how the demands of society takes precedence over the needs of the individual.

Egotism- The ego is a somewhat complex concept. It has to do with the sense of self, which relates to reason and order. The ego an be thought of as doing what is best for oneself in a more general long-term view (going to school and working, for example) is diametrically juxtaposed, in contradiction, against the chaotic traits of the death drive and the id.

Altruism- The opposite of egotism, since it relates to the individual relegating herself to a lower role, by putting the needs of her family or her community ahead of her own personal gain. According to Freud, this includes the total suppression of urge of sexual satisfaction, in favor of love or some higher facet. Altruism and egotism are clashing tendencies with the individual. For example, when you love your boyfriend, the urge to love and care for him is a conflicting urge from the desire to sexually gain pleasure from him. Freud elaborated more on these concepts in [paragraph 12 of A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis. 1920. Part Three: General Theory of the Neuroses XXVI. The Libido Theory and Narcism].

Collectivism- Emphasizes cohesion and how people fit together into a society.

Freud is correct about the importance of the death drive. His argument that the average person naturally has more (selfish) destructive tendencies as basic instincts than constructive, responsible tendencies is true. History has shown that in a state of nature, absent law enforcement, society and the individual break down into primitive, violent clans. We see this in social riots such as the Michael Brown case, and also in Charlottesville, where right wing protesters drove someone over. Today we see this chaos in such places as Syria and Somalia, where the state has failed and it is every man for himself as a result. Freud is right (along with Hobbes and Locke) that human nature is brutish and nasty. Rousseau was wrong about mankind, he is not lazy and peaceful, nor content. Anthropology has shown that early man-kind’s relatives were carnivorous and violent, some even hunting each other. History is fraught with warfare, which reflects the death drive. Early pre-historic warfare, such as ancient Roman warfare included looting, pillaging , and enslavement of the opposition and their wives.

Freud was onto something, but was only partially right when he further asserted that the individual’s ego is crushed by the demands of society (collectivism). Much of what Freud had to work with was generalizations. The problem with that, is that we now have the benefit of over a hundred years of medical advancements, as well as perfect hindsight. Back in Freud’s time there was much less social mobility than there is now. People didn’t have to worry about what job they would take as much back then as they do in modernity. They generally worked in the family trade and didn’t have as many options. Therefor, people shouldn’t have suffered as much depression back then from working (what we today might consider) menial or crummy jobs, since that was much more common back than. The truth is that brain chemistry, often based on hereditary factors, are the main cause of depression, and other common neurosis, which was Freud’s job to treat back then.* Freud did not have the benefit of MRI machines, CAT scans, and the like. Since medical science was still not very advanced in his time, he did not understand the importance of chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, nor the imbalances in the brain which result from shortage or too much of one or the other.

Freud is correct that the pleasure/pain paradigm shapes daily behavior to a large extent. And he is right, as I have already covered, that laws and law enforcement are necessary to impose order, since the death drive instinct is prime. However, he is overestimates the effect of society being overly strict and not liberal towards personal freedom upon the formation of individual personality. Modern science has proved that genetics, including brain chemistry, as well as the environment one is raised in (parenting), are really what causes people to have personality traits. Freud did cover parenting slightly in terms of potty-training analysis, but he over-analyzed that part of parenting, while underestimating many other elements of parenting, which effect the environment youngsters are raised in.

Freud is wrong about the formation of civilized society. Civilization did not result from a tug of war between collectivism and the needs of the individual. Rather, it started almost exclusively from collectivism, under the main influences of primal clans, and religion. The part that Freud did get right in this regard is that collectivism did come about as a means of protection from the death drive. When we look back to pre-history and the dawn of civilization, religion is always there at the center of everything. Going back to ancient Egypt and Israel, into the Old Testament, we get a list of the family history of everyone, and evidence that family life and religion dominated over individualism. People identified by their ethnic and religious clan. Moving onto ancient Greece, people worshipped their ancestors, with a family hearth, which had to be kept lit at all times. the walls between homes also had religious significance. People didn’t have to worry about fitting in or not, or about their personal needs being satisfied. There was very little concern in pre-history about the personal satisfaction of the individual. In fact, peasants were happy to simply not be killed by opposing armies, or to simply not be totally enslaved. Whole people’s such as the Slavs were essentially enslaved in the Dark Ages. The feudal system came about as a way for the lower classes to have some form of protection from the king and the knights.

Moreover, Freud somewhat misallocates the concept of altruism towards religion and the like. Religion and restrictions upon killing, stealing, and sexual wrong doings are actually much more beneficial to the individual than he realized in terms of reward/punishment. Killing another person would always result in a blood feud if not for the law. So the killer would then be hunted by the family of the victim. This would be bad psychologically for the killer, on top of the guilt (super-ego). Stealing would have similar ramifications. And sexual liberality outside of marriage also has its obvious downsides, including angry baby-mamas, lots of pregnancy downtime, std’s, guilt, and other psychological implications.

The concept that community and religion resulted from oppressed sexual libido in favor of higher ideals such as beauty, reason, intelligence and so forth, is partly true. While it is true that the Reformation and the Enlightenment did hold up these ideals, and that virtuous goals are what individuals are taught to seek, it does not follow necessarily that this is all a result of sexual oppression. Take a look at modern day San Francisco. It has not only a huge surplus of reason and intelligence, fueling the tech industry, but it simultaneously has an extremely liberal sexual atmosphere, highlighted by gay rights parades and the like. What did community and religion result from, if not sexual oppression (as Freud posits)? I would side more with Nietzsche here, and somewhat with Machiavelli, that religion and community result from the will to power. In other words, kings want to rule, religious leaders want to lead, and order is established as a result. People who want to lead or rule are guided by their desire to have power. Once they have power they impose rules, in order to keep the power.

Freud is also correct that society has little concern with the happiness of the individual and that society imposes societal harmony as the top priority.
On an average day you will get bills in the mail, duties at work or school, duties and responsibilities with church or family. Rarely will you get a phone call from a private business or government official with the overriding concern of how you are feeling that day. Most societal interactions concern economic exchanges these days, and societal harmony is more-so determined by what Adam Smith termed the ‘invisible hand’ of economics and such, and less by how people are ‘feeling’.

Overall, while Freud was into something about the conflict between individualism and collectivism being significant in the development of personal and societal traits, he overestimated the importance of such factors. Meanwhile, due to having formulated his theories so far before the advancements of modern science and medicine , he understandably underestimated the importance of genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental factors (such as good parenting) upon personal development. He also was somewhat off on his analysis of public life (community and religion), by not understanding that these were determined by power politics and the personal desire for power. Finally, I would add that Freud misunderstood religion so conservative as being anti-sexual, when there are actually numerous examples of sexuality throughout the Bible and other major religions, as well. The bible contains numerous examples of cheating, incest, polygamy, just to name a few examples.

Please allow me to explain how I arrived at my conclusions. I did so rather simply:

The main differences of opinion I have with Freud are twofold. The first being that Freud could not have known the importance of genetics and hereditary factors, simply due to being so early in his field (before many advancements in medical science and brain chemistry). Therefor he was forced to work with fitting his observations of clients who had neurosis into a paradigm overly dependent on generalizations. His work was brilliant for its time, yet much of it doesn’t quite stand the test of time.

Second, since I see things from a Hobessian/Nietzschean/Machiavellian perspective, I look at things through the lens of power structures, and the pursuit of personal gain, even more than Freud does. I do not see civilization or personal development having organically developed in a tug of war the way Freud did. I see things having come about under a more rigid power structure imposed by the ruler. There is almost always a leader or ruler, whether in the family unity, the church , or in society (government). This will to power of the ruler, the leader, is not a result of suppression of the sexual libido as Freud suggested, rather it is actually an extension of the libido. The more power a person has, the more empowered she in terms of her libido and her death drive. Look at how kings (King David before he reformed), queens (Cleopatra) and emperors (Nero) were known for sexual proclivity, as well as violence. Even today, we see leaders such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump constantly dealing with sex scandals. Religion and public life are simply not anti-sexual, as Freud posited.

*Example of an article about genetics and personality traits: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/media-spotlight/201302/can-happiness-be-genetic

 

Sexbot Party is Rad

There was a sexbot party in Texas: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/741169/sex-doll-party-texas-brick-dollbanger-realdoll-video

A bunch of dudes brought their hot female sexbots and displayed them in pageant style, while shooting guns and drinking beer. They didn’t bang each other’s sexbots, but they did grab their tits and check them out. This party demonstrates that sexbots are becoming more mainstream, as dudes are tired of taking crap from unruly human chicks. Years ago it would have been deemed socially unacceptable. But now you can practically take your sexbot to church. Let’s see where this leads. The next thing is likely that men will begin marrying their sexbot and taking vows.

“I would definitely marry my sexbot”, one party goer named Earl said, a short stocky dude in jeans and a t-shirt , with a MAGA hat and a double barrel shotgun. “What we need is a mayor with enough balls to legalize sexbot marriage.”

“I pay taxes, I tithe, I pay alimony. So what if I want to marry Gina, my sexbot? I thought this was a free country,” said Mike. “I may have to vote libertarian next time, I’m not really sure who to turn to who will give me civil rights with her.”

Jim Smithsonian, a legal scholar from the Sexbot Foundation, told us, “This is an existential Constitutional crisis. We fought from the British to be free of the kind of tyranny which tells us who we can marry, what we can eat, who we can worship. In America, you have the right to pursue happiness. The Founding Fathers gave us that right.”

Others, like Jim Mahoney from the Overpopulation Foundation, disagree. “We already have too many dang people pollutin’, fallutin’, and doin’ whatever they please. The last thing we need is a bunch of sexbots overcrowding everything. Next thing they will be claiming their repairs are a health care right or something. You let one sexbot get married, all the other sexbots will want to get married. Then watch, they will start constructing their own micro families and so forth. It will probably be worse than immigration.”

Religious scholars were split. William Telethon was quoted as saying,”If God wanted us to have sexbots, he would have made sexbots instead of women.” But others , such as those in the Catholic church, found relief in the sexbots  since they used it as a way to have more sex but without committing adultery and the like. Nelson Bartlebee Jones, cleric at a non-denominantional church said “My sexbot provides me with the necessary relief which I need to be able to go home and deal with my nagging wife.”

 

Silencio & Suspiria : Dark Foreign Thrills

“Silencio” is a Mexican-made thriller (partially in English) based on true events.  The true events are the setting of the Zone of Silence in Mexico, an area that was accidentally nuked by the U.S. and has numerous conspiracy theories and dark rumors surrounding it.  Basically, it is akin to the Bermuda Triangle.  In this film, a magical stone is found there that has the ability to alter time and past events.  You can go back to any specific event and change one thing that happens.  The catch is that you can’t change anything else and that whatever you do change will impact the world in unforeseeable ways.  Basically, this fascinating premise is attached to a multigenerational family thriller and a deadly hit-and-run.  While some critics are upset that this premise was used for a family thriller, I think anchoring the premise to a tense family drama is an interesting choice that works well.  Indeed, I was on the edge of my sea t for much of “Silencio” because I honestly didn’t know how it was going to turn out.

“Suspiria” is a remake of the classic 1977 thriller by Dario Argento. It takes place in Berlin 1977, where the world is a dark and evil place.  While catastrophic real-world events are playing out, the smaller but much scarier conflict is going on at the local dance school.  The school is in fact run by and populated by witches who use the school to give new meaning to the term “killer dance moves.” After the school’s top dancer (played by Chloe Grace Moretz) has a nervous breakdown and becomes expendable, a replacement dancer (Dakota Johnson) is  brought in who is inexperienced but brilliantly talented.  Through her, the head-mistresses (both played by Tilda Swinton) hope to spread Wicca and conquer Berlin.  The only thing standing in their way is a very strange elderly psychiatrist who is investigating claims of witchcraft.  Will he succeed in vanquishing evil or will the demonic, sexually outrageous coven conquer all?

If you’re a fan of Argento’s classic grindhouse film, this remake is a must-see.  It’s a little hard to follow and perhaps overly feminist but it has the terrifying lucidity of a real nightmare.  It has a cameo by Jessica Harper, star of the original.  With excellent cinematography and a score by Thom Yorke of Radiohead, this movie can both withstand comparisons to the original and stand on its own two feet.  Guaranteed to freak out all but the most seasoned horror movie fan, this is the rare bloody horror film that is critically respected yet also good for gorehounds.  It’s an American film directed by an Italian (“Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino) that is partially in German.  At 151 minutes, it is one of the longest exploitation films ever made.

“Silencio” and “Suspiria” are both in limited release right now.  If you’re looking for foreign thrills, run (don’t walk!) and check them out.

Against Stalker Sexbots

 

A company is offering to create sexbot clones.

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/740553/sex-doll-replicas-crush-copies-women-they-fancy-video-real

This raises the moral dilemma of whether people should be allowed to clone someone without her permission. A lot of women may fear that some perv could take her picture and then have it rendered into a personal sexbot. Should there be a law against it? Possibly.

Honestly, it would be best if pervs would man up and at least inform the person they are fixated on that they want to clone her as a sexbot. The main problem see is that this is one more thing that will make sexbots look bad. The more bad press sexbots get, the less mainstream they will become, and then women will always dominate relationships, and turn men into cucks. Men can use sexbots to take back some form of control of relationships , as well as to play hard to get from women (which results in increased desirability).

We spoke with an anonymous beer drinking big rig truck driver named Bruce on the topic. “Ya I cloned the girl of my dreams, Sue Anne turned me down for a date, so I just cloned her ass,” he said in between swigs, “Now I can have sex with her anytime I want.”

“Don’t you think that’s kind of creepy?” we asked.

“I’m tired of living like some kind of marginalized cuck, I am taking back my destiny, moving to then offshore US territory to escape taxation with my sexbot, and living like a king. I’ve got to go, my beer is getting cold.”

Viva Maximum Overdrive! (Vestron Collection)

Well, needless to say, we at Groin.com love the classic horror film Maximum Overdrive. Starring Emilio Estavez, who was a big shot at the time, and directed by none other than Stephen King, this movie was a fairly big budget film which basically flopped in its hey-day but made a comeback as a cult classic on VHS and streaming. ACDC did the film score full of raucous hard rock classics.

The plot is about technology taking over and turning against humans.  Big rig and ice-cream trucks start killing everybody. Some classic scenes include death-by-bulldozer, death-by -soda can machine shooting the soda can out at high velocity at your forehead. There is also death-by-videogame electrocution, a personal favorite. This movie also probably inspired the video game Twisted metal, and the awesome ice cream truck character.

This Vestron addition Blu Ray, which just came out, is great in terms of not just picture quality, but also the behind the scenes footage. We hear stories about Tom Cruise coming to visit Estevez on the set, during shooting. And people saying how excited they were just to be around Stephen King. We learn how the critics really had it out for King, as a director. The critics basically wanted him to stick to writing. Maximum Overdrive got a lot of one star reviews, which often said the film was too gory and too white trash. But they missed the glory of this film. The film is about horror and about absurdity. Our own technology has been used against us. ISIS ran people over with semi trucks, not unlike this film. And more and more often drones are used for terror and many of the machines in this movie appear drone-like. So the irony is that this film was dismissed as an unrealistic hokey gorefest, when in fact this film was, in fact, prophetic in terms of what would go on to occur internationally in terms of terrorism (political violence).

Admittedly there is kind of a lame romance thrown in, mostly in an attempt to make Estevez seem like a Rebel Without a Cause Type. Laura Harrington does kinda OK in the role of Estevez’s love interest, but doesn’t get much character development. Emilio did a great job pulling off the role honestly. Yeardley Smith, who is now the voice of Bart Simpson, plays a terrorized newlywed who always seems to have to pee, and she contributed to the behind the scenes. She talked about having to do a scene in a dirty sewage pipe at night. She was also good in Legend of Billie Jean.  The best thing about this movie is that it is never at any point boring. The pace of the film is quite intense, and the tension is only partly resolved at the end.

Pat Hingle, of East of Eden and On the Waterfront fame, turns in a great supporting role as a right wing gas station owner who collects weapons and who fires a bazooka from his personal collection against the possessed big-rig truck. As the film gets to the mid-point, you realize the film has a bit of a take on Hitchcock’s the Birds, where the characters all take refuge in a diner during an unexpected event. There are also elements of really old horror films such as Day of the Triffids, due to the use of a single color (bright fluorescent green) being highlighted throughout the film, and the nature of the evil event being massively global in scale and occurring suddenly and , more or less, naturally.

To sum it all up, Maximum Overdrive will always be the Lawrence of Arabia of Fangoria type movies. This Blu Ray is very worthy, and it helps restore this exquisite film to its rightful position along the top shelf of horror fans’ collections everywhere.

Hate U Give Is Leftist Crud

Personally, I if there is one thing I HATE, its a really crappy movie. Cause then I am out some of me loot, meanwhile some Hollywood elite leftist is riding a golden camel into the horizon. Are you curious about whether “The Hate U Give” is Oscar material?  Rest assured, the liberal media is wrong again!  I think this movie stinks. Why? It is hypocritical. It shows that modern leftist urban society is a mish mash of fear and hate and that it is doomed to fail, but it acts like the Great Society and the welfare state have no responsibility for urban decay. Outsourcing and the global economy also are let off the hook.

What happens if the cop shoots a Native American on mistake, and there is a huge public outcry , but then he goes on Ancestors.com only to learn he is 15% Native American DNA? Then is it ok that he fired his gun?? You see, this whole race thing has gotten absurd. Especially when you consider that most of us worship a  former Rabbi (Jesus) who was more stout and more Arab looking than depicted in modern times.

A movie like this if the cop was black , and the guy he shot was white and listened to Michael Savage on AM radio every day, do you really think the SJW’s would give a crap? No! That is yet another reason why this movie STINKS!

Are the police supposed to just not do their jobs at all and just let the cities rot? If they try and police the city , are they not allowed to try and defend themselves and make it home for supper? Movies like this assume that the policeman’s life is basically worthless. Meanwhile, the couch surfing potato chip munching jobless SJW’s soul is golden and invaluable, though they were mostly causing leftist trouble in the first place. A real leftist movie would be more appropriately set with a revolt at a Nike or Foxconn factory in slave worker China, than in some leftist urban shithole. In fact, this movie will probably come out on DVD and sell at the dollar store from Chinese slave labor. Specifically, this movie really makes me miss the old Dirty Harry movies where Clint Eastwood would just totally blow people away as a cop, and it was not only forgiven, but deemed totally awesome.

Although credibly acted by star Amandla Sternberg and featuring a story ripped from the headlines, the film ultimately fails because it martyrs a boy who was a drug dealer and excuses a community that tolerates criminal activity.  The film is about a girl named Starr who lives in two worlds-one in her urban nightmare neighborhood that she tolerates, one in a mostly white prep school that she also tolerates.  One night after a shooting at a party, her childhood friend (and drug dealer)Khalil is killed by the cops while she is in the car.  The rest of the movie is about how Starr is indoctrinated into becoming a SJW (Social Justice Warrior) and becoming involved in an antifa style protest complete with “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” refrain and children picking up weapons.  By the end of the film, this initially credible film has become complete fantasy, with a wish-fulfillment ending that undermines the entire premise.  The director, George Tillman Jr. (“Notorious”)  kept me in my seat with his competence but he couldn’t redeem the ultimate outlandishness of the story.

CD Fun: Killer Klowns Reimagined Score

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdvyGSwrysY&list=OLAK5uy_mdSOnE-GtQuBs0SAoMCx_iEUxnVVpjxeU

Killer Klowns Film Score Revisited is simply a lot of fun. I am partial to this film for many reasons. It was filmed in Santa Cruz, around the time the Lost Boys was made. The Killer Klowns kill people by zapping them and turning them into cotton candy. So of course I find the music very endearing as well.

The album starts off with a more rock and roll rendition of the circus-y sounding theme song. The vocalist sounds like the singer from Rush, like a happy gnome or something. There is a tacky whammy bar thing repeating, along with the main Klown motif (over and over again) . There is a very 80’s touch to the recording, like Cheap Trick or something. The production is very clean, which adds to the listening enjoyment. As we get into more of the orchestral tracks, such as:

song 4- there are some really nice and smooth tones and very effective percussion , such as timpani drums.

Track 5 – a bass intro followed by a funky guitar and keyboard riff, which sounds dissonant , but not that great. A NIN type groove starts coming in all the sudden, interestingly.

Track 7-  fun , playful orchestral piece, which resembles Danny Elfman’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, and then followed by a marching band song (briefly). A part in the middle has a descending crescendo which cascades towards peril.

Track 8 -also very enjoyable in terms of sounding as if there is some great epic challenge being met. There is a lot of range on this album.

Track 9 – adagio at first. Kind of ambient, but cool and building up to something.  Tense Hitchcock style music builds towards the end, which has the second main melodic motif from the film end the song in style.

Track 11 – very serene though some minor tension in the strings.

Track 15- a demented psychedelic riff opens this extremely brief, but quality track.

Track 18 – a more up tempo and tense minor key piece, mostly executed on the strings. It has some cool transitions and orchestral swells. Parts of it resemble the theme song from Amazing Stories, a personal favorite.

Track 19 – a slow, somewhat mundane piece, which doesn’t excel without the movie showing at the same time. Some pizzicato tones add some flavor around the two minute mark though.

Wendy’s Automates Line-Skipping

I went to Wendy’s the other day, and I didn’t like what I saw. Instead of one line leading to order at the front counter, there are numerous automated lines behind the main line. This means that if you come in and there is a long line that you can simply skip ahead of the rest of the line by going to the automated burger teller, and still get your order in ahead of everyone else. The couple of times I have gone into that place lately it has made ordering into a SLOG. Technology shouldn’t be used to help people line jump. Jumping ahead in line is unethical and annoying. You already have the fact that these establishments cater to the drive through more than to the dine in customers, even though dine in customers pay a huge extra tax just to eat  there ( in California).

I say death to the automated teller machines at Wendy’s (this is a joke, don’t do anything rash!). I hope some evil hacker short circuits those machines, and makes them hand out diapers and condoms instead, since if you cut in line that is about all you deserve. If you want to order with a machine over a human, I have no problem with that, but by placing the machines at the end of the line, that is not unlike how Obama and other leftists run immigration policy – cut in line and get ahead first. I thought Wendy’s was a good ‘old fashioned’ place, not a leftist utopia for people who slack and cheat in line. They should have put those machines at the front of the line, which would still have helped speed things up. By assisting those automatically who were last in line, Wendy’s is catering to the least common denominator. I bet the majority of people who use those machines are the same people who are bankrupting Venezuela. They probably are using EBT to pay for it, and then soaking the taxpayer for free healthcare when their clogged arteries cause heart problems.

There should simply be a trap door by these machines. If you skip the line and order from them you should fall into a pit, where you are digested by alligators, stomped on by donkeys, and then fed to elephants. Founder Dave Thomas is probably rolling over in his grave. Meanwhile the red image of Wendy is increasingly looking like some icon from a horror movie where the ghost of some innocent girl is haunting everyone, and where if you see her icon in your sleep, some evil entity follows you to your doom.

Men Chicken Out on Tinder Sexbot

Harmony, the world’s first AI mass produced sexbot, joined Tinder recently. Over ninety men picked her as a match on a Friday night. Tinder is meant to be a meat market for sex obviously. But many of the men backed down when asked further whether they would actually have sex with Harmony. About half of them flaked at that point. Only about a quarter of the Tinder matches actually said they would go through with it. How are men ever going to win back their independence from women with statistics such as these?

Men need to get their balls back. They need to tighten up their wallets (after splurging for a sexbot obviously). And they need to stop worrying what everyone is thinking of them. So far , we men have been very PC and yet men are portrayed as something just shot of loser serial-killers by the media. Look no further than the Kavenaugh hearing to see why men should have a sexbot. For one thing, it makes you impervious to accusals, since you can simply say you are only attracted to sexbots.

For another thing, they can’t sue you for alimony , or make up lies to get custody of the kids. Harmony is there for one thing, and one thing only: Your enjoyment. Yet , men are by in large thinking they are too good for her. How is that even possible, when she has been custom made for them? You don’t have to worry about her period, or about her getting pregnant. Or about meeting her A-hole dad and mom (just kidding). If you don’t like her attitude, you can adjust it with a simple knob. How can you beat that?

The stock market is about to crash. There’s bad news in politics with pipe bombs mailed to political figures in the news. Is it time to invest in silver, or maybe go all into cash? I say invest in yourself. Its the perfect time to buy a sexbot and take that vacation to the Bahamas, before the real shit-storm starts!

Oso Polar is a Decent Thriller!

At the Hola a Mexico film festival in Salinas, California, I came across an unexpected gem called “Oso Polar” (Polar bear).  This film was shot on cell phones and is about a man who was picked on by his class during high school who nevertheless offers to chauffer several of his classmates to their high school reunion,  The reunited students think good times are about to ensue, but the often-slighted driver has other ideas.  The film starts out rather mundanely introducing the characters.  However, it soon turns into a low-budget cross between  “Donnie Darko” and “The Gift.”  The director builds up intrigue here and sets up apocalyptic events,  Because of the budget, the payoff is muted.  However, “Oso Polar” remains a very effective, well-acted thriller that could definitely give you nightmares!  This little film is definitely worth seeking out.