Archive for the Hope Category

Look at it another way.

Posted in Hope on May 15, 2008 by Mas Younon

This ruling today is just what the doctor ordered.  Why?  Because not only did it give me a great joke/torture prank to pull on my parents, it’s going to make my previous post relevant(it’s all bout me sometimes), and I can demonstrate exactly why this needs to happen all over this country.

This is not political or religious reasoning(oxymoron), I think that marriage(if you absolutely must have it) in the best case scenario, should be religiously at best what each sect wishes to define with absolutely no legal benefits(for when it works) or ramifications(half!) from society.  I personally find no need to chain my love to binding legal documents with penalties for early withdrawal and men in funny hats damning my soul should me and my love find that our journey together is complete.  My reason for legalized gay/lesbian marriage is purely ECONOMICAL.

Our economy is not so hot right now and it needs stimulation($600 rebates aren’t going to cut it), and who knows more about stimulation than(wait for it…) the wedding industry(over-stimulated actually).  They’ve convinced so many people that the ceremony on steroids approach is the way to go that even people that can’t afford to spend tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars all for ONE DAY, and that’s just for heterosexuals.  Imagine if we opened it up to the rest of the population.  This is the growth industry we need.  The shot in the arm, the kick in the ass to get us back on top of at least the Loonie.

Catering companies; Wedding planners/Event coordinators; Singers; DJs; Bands; Churches(you know they’ll take money from anyone); strippers(ditto); restaurants; bars…EVERYONE can benefit from this, even me.  It may not be for me, but I be more than willing to help you do it.

Have you seen my resume?

Natural Twenty…Huzzah!!

Posted in Hope on March 26, 2008 by Mas Younon

Two decades ago, when I was, oh…about two decades shorter, I was given the opportunity to corrupt a soul.

Every day I am closer to unleashing it upon the world…but not yet…

For those who can’t…

Posted in Hope on March 23, 2008 by Mas Younon

Sure, it’s all fine and well if you have magical powers and can beat death. Good for you. What about those that might lack that skill set?

Well, thankfully, there is an organization that is trying to help.

If you haven’t, you should watch the entire film. It’s old and dated at times, but so am I.

What’s In This For Me?

Posted in Hope, Suffering on February 28, 2008 by Mas Younon

I stumbled on this interesting “What if…” scenario.  The full post and responses are here, but the premise is this:

Say you were offered the chance to be introduced to the great love of your life, your absolute perfect soul mate. The two of you will be perfect together– compatible personalities, the same taste in movies and books, sex so good you’ll temporarily lose the power of speech– but you’ll only be together for five years. At the end of five years, your partner will die, absolutely and inevitably– you’ll be told the time, place, and manner of their death, and nothing you do can stop it.

This person is perfect for you, but there is absolutely no way you will ever meet by chance. The only chance you have of meeting is to be introduced by the person who will also tell you the time, place, and manner of your soul mate’s death. Or, you can go on with your life as it is now, and just make the best you can of what you have.

Do you take the offer?

Hmmm…let me think…how many ways are there to say…yes.  This is one sweet slice of life experience to be offered.  Why would one refuse?  Join me in my mind(a scary place) as I expound on why I would, like, so totally do it(some reasons may be inserted or exaggerated for jokey-joke/I cannot ever be completely serious reasons):

  • Meeting new people: This is a person that, unless you take the deal, you will never meet and, quite possibly their circle of friends and family some of which may also become your friends.
  • Wuv, twu wuv…: Something pined/struggled/worked for in each of our lifetimes.  You get five years of it.  Quite possibly the best aspect of the deal.  Five years of being able to not only receive love, but to be able to love freely for five years.  Not only an amazing experience, it is an amazing learning experience.  There is no way that you can convince me that five years of being able to accept and be accepted, not having to worry about rejection, being free and open with your love does/would not make you a better human.  This is five years of true freedom that society/upbringing does not allow anyone to ever have.  How is that ever a bad thing?
  • Time Limit: “All good things…”  Some look on this as a downer, but the philosophy of this part of the deal is key.  The desired result is the “you never know/live life like its…” which I’ve actually ranted against, yet this scenario supports my desire/hope to learn to be more present and aware of the now.  Another great learning experience to make a better person.
  • Death(part one): Meet them or not, this person will die on X date of X reason.  The two of you are a perfect match according to the scenario, so why would you deny anyone their last years of perfect bliss?  To spare yourself the pain of loss?  Remember, there is nothing in the rules stating that you can’t go “Romeo & Juliet” and follow your beloved if you cannot go on.  What a great choice/experience: are you strong enough to go on/follow them into the great whatever?
  • Death(part two): This concerns the, “dying from a horrible (whatever),” issue raised.  You couldn’t be there?  Somewhat understandable, if you didn’t learn the lessons of the above points.  But I look at it as a question of could you send them to the great (whatever).  Are you willing to stop/ease/end the pain and torment that your love is in.  Yes.  Yes.
  • It’s a great story, “The franchise rights alone…”: Guessing that you choose to live on, what better to inspire/enlighten people than an amazing tale such as this.
  • It’s a great story, part douche: Guessing that there was no learning curve, this is the greatest sympathy eff story/movie idea ever and if you’re of the mind, cash in.

So…Your thoughts/answers/reactions are…?

Battle Royale

Posted in Hope on February 5, 2008 by Mas Younon

If you’re not aware…things finally came to a head in the Stewart/Colbert/Conan feud that seeks to both claim the rights to Mike Huckabee and fill time because of the writer’s strike.  The final throw-down/recap can be found here and it’s totally worth it.

Kudos to these three fine artists for settling their differences as men.  But I must point out that in the comments section, there were a couple of jabs to writers.  Please people, try to remember that the writers want to be working, and all of these late night hosts want their writers back.  This was not an eff you to their staff, but a great collaboration for three comedians looking for a fun way to kill a bit of air time while they wait for their team to get back to full strength.  Not to mention a nostalgic look back at the glorious days of acid washed jeans(and yes I was probably wearing them myself when I watched that episode of The Jon Stewart Show when it originally aired).

I Sooo Want This

Posted in Hope on January 9, 2008 by Mas Younon

I’m primarily a bicycle commuter(for those of you that don’t know), and there are times that even I will admit that there are limits to what errands can be done with ease on the bike(but the looks at the liquor store are definately worth it).  Now Kona is offering this in 2008 and it’s getting good reviews.

Anyone want to get me one?  I’ll be your best friend.

A Blank Slate

Posted in Hope on January 7, 2008 by Mas Younon

It’s good for starting anew.  Bad for when you’re attempting to come up with the next…whatever.  I’ve been looking at one for way too long, and have done nothing that even attempts to fill it in.  That is definately something that needs to change.  I just hope that I am up to the challenge…are you?