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Forget Yourself

By which, I mean, remember yourself. By which, I mean, remember that your sense of individuality is merely an illusion. You are a manifestation of everything, that is. Or, as a famous fictional Martian once said, “Thou Art God.”

Everything

You should know by now that I always appreciate metaphysically reflective mashups. Bonus points to this piece for pulling material from They Live, Zeitgeist, and Bill Hicks.

A Reassuring Fable

Part 3 of the Sagan series, a YouTube mashup string inspired by the works of astronomer and meta-human, Carl Sagan. Created by 25-year old Canadian philosophy student, Reid Gower.

Is Perfect Girl…Perfect? (Mep Report #127)

Perfect Girl Exposed! (No, It’s Not What You Think), Shrooms Exposed! (No, That’s Not What You Think Either), Russ Wins at 12th Dimensional Chess, Jackie Hates Perfect Girl, How Long Does It Take to Write the Perfect Text, Always Carry the One When Calculating the Rapture, When Atheists Attack, and Storey Exposed! (No, It’s…Well, Maybe It Is What You Think).

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The Despondancy of Synecdoche

I don’t know how I missed it in its original go-round, and am a little bit irritated at my digital arts media fare for not calling attention to it sooner, but Synecdoche, New York, may be the finest film I’ve ever seen. This piece is almost completely indescribable. It is an Escher-ian meta story that swallows its own tail. The glut of surrealism contained within can cause temporary psychosis, though – so fair warning. Anyway, have a monologue:

The Last Glimpse

Ever think to yourself, boy, I really hated the execution of Gaspar Noe’s Enter the Void, but loved the concept. Could you maybe find a Native American version based on an ancient Sanskrit epic without the gratuitous sex and violence? Yes, says the internets, I believe we have that.

Hasa Diga Eebowai


From the new Broadway sensation, “The Book of Mormon” comes the most outstanding showtune I’ve ever heard. Warning: This song is NSFW and NSFChurch.

Hasa Diga Eebowai

A Divine Thought Experiment

Let’s make the assumption that you are God, for a moment. Discuss…

An Experiment in Empathy

This video should be mandatory viewing for any and all American citizens. The closing Dostoevsky quote sums it up,

“While nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer, nothing is harder than to understand him.”

American: The Bill Hicks Story

An absolute must-see documentary that premieres this weekend in selected theaters. For those not in the know, Bill Hicks, is considered one of the patron saints of contemporary stand up comedians. He used comedy as a conduit to changing people’s perceptions about their world. In doing so, he levied the harshest possible criticisms of the status quo, while seemingly remaining completely uncorrupted by the forces that pulled at him as his celebrity grew.