Geek Mythology

December 17, 2015

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 11:29 pm

Skärmavbild 2015-12-17 kl. 22.28.00

December 15, 2015

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 11:05 pm

“These days even instant gratification takes too long.” – Carl Honores talk “In praise of slowness”:

December 11, 2015

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 3:40 pm

Skärmavbild 2015-12-11 kl. 14.39.40

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 5:43 am

Skärmavbild 2015-12-11 kl. 04.42.32

December 10, 2015

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 10:25 am

December 9, 2015

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 11:35 am

Skärmavbild 2015-12-09 kl. 10.32.23

Last night I watched a documentary about Hunter Thompson. It was a portrayal of the man and his often rocky life that lead him to write some of the most spectacular pieces of American journalism but also told the tragic story of an addict who ended up committing suicide. He lived a rock and roll lifestyle and applied that to his journalistic persona. In a way he became trapped by the image that he had created for himself. As he grew older more and more fans, groupies and others would come to his farm to hang out and party with him. In the midst of all this was his son who would see him at five in the afternoon when he woke up and have his breakfast while his son was about to have dinner. This was a small but maybe the most painful part of the documentary to see how this child was neglected in the shadow of this mans grandiose and narcissistic personality. All this mixed in with a lethal cocktail of heavy drug and alcohol abuse with a gun toting machismo facade. In the 12 step program they speak of the “king baby” syndrome that many addicts suffer from. They live with the illusion that they can control their own addiction by employing these dysfunctional coping mechanisms, all the while being in denial about the destructive effects its having on them. King Baby is entitled and always puts their own needs first. They are the life of the party but they hold all their emotional pain within them and they slowly loose touch with their feelings . Finally he was unable to step out of his character and come to terms with his own self destructiveness. He ended up killing himself with one of his many firearms. His son was in the room next door when he did it.Instead of meeting his own pain and breaking the cycle of addiction he chose suicide. Sad and tragic. But its also troubling how many choose to romanticize his drug use and hard living. Being tough and wild was somehow his defense system. He only cried twice in his life his wife said. Being a “real man” was important to him. Many of his friends say that they wished he had lived on because his voice would have been needed today. To combat the growing negative forces in society that he so eloquently called out in his journalism.

December 8, 2015

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 5:41 pm

Skärmavbild 2015-12-08 kl. 16.38.36

In a truly shameful turn of events, Donald Trump has claimed that the United States should ban all muslims from entering the country. He is blatantly capitalizing on the recent tragic events that have taken place in areas like Paris and California to stoke peoples fears and turn them against one another. This cannot stand. Fascism has been on the rise in Europe with similar ugly tactics being implemented by politicians in many right wing parties. Beating down on already marginalized groups is a despicable and easy way out in times of crisis. It is also a dangerous path to walk on. These politicians can’t be put into positions of power where we go to seek our guidance. They must be reprimanded and be seen for what they are. Hatemongers with a fiendish plan that will backfire on themselves and society at large. Stop scapegoating large communities of people and deal with individuals who perpetrate crimes instead.Turn away from this dark future that they fill with their own paranoia and fear. Dare to see the goodness in peoples hearts.Open yourselves to one another. Its the only hope we have for survival.

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 11:23 am

Skärmavbild 2015-12-08 kl. 10.22.18

December 6, 2015

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 11:12 pm

Skärmavbild 2015-12-06 kl. 22.10.32

December 4, 2015

Filed under: Main — Mackanlee @ 10:18 am

Skärmavbild 2015-12-04 kl. 09.13.59

Skärmavbild 2015-12-04 kl. 09.15.53

Powered by WordPress