Step Into The Light

spending my living days right.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Terrorizes Boston!

The mooninites caused wreaked some real-life havoc today. They would have been happy.

Adult Swim, in a viral ad campaign, put up several unconventional billboards in 10 major cities. These billboards, essentially Lite-Brites in the shape of the mooninites from ATHF were placed all around cities in promotion of the new ATHF movie that comes to theatres soon.

The ads in Boston, caused quite a stir as they were reported to police as potential bombs, shutting down major highways and subway stops for hours. While of course this ad campaign went horribly wrong, and forced Timewarner to apologize, i can't help but laugh at this. While im sure some people were very concerned at these blinking moon creatures giving the finger on I-93, many 18-30 year olds were probably thinking..."i wonder if i could find a way to steal that for my living room."

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cancer gets cured, no one cares.

So we may have cured Cancer last week.

According to this article in New Scientist reveals a drug called dichloroacetate or "DCA" has been shown to battle and kill many types of Cancer.

The drug, which has been used for years to treat metabolic diseases was tested on cultured human cells and killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. Rats with tumors were given water laced with DCA and their tumors shrunk.

As a side effect, DCA jump starts a process called apoptosis. Apoptosis is when the mitochondria in cells self destruct when a cell becomes abnormal. In cancer cells, the mitochondria get turned off and become inactive. This makes the cell indestructible, and it begins to kill and outlive the tissue around it, spreading cancerous cells. DCA turns these inactive mitochrondria on and the cancer cells are able to die.

Sound too good to be true? Well it gets better. This drug has no patent, so it could be made available very cheep to patients; and therein lies the problem. Pharmaceutical companies won't make billions of dollars in revenue on this drug, and therefore have little interest in researching it, let alone getting FDA approval so that it may actually benifit cancer paitents. We may be ::this:: close to selling drinking water that could cure cancer, and it may never see the light of day.

There is something seriously fucked up with this. Forget capitalism, don't we, as people, have a social responsibility to cure this disease? It shouldn't matter if people could make this in their home using household products, we should all be mailed step by step instructions for free. There is no excuse if this drug doesn't get the attention it so desperately deserves.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dakota Fanning Rape Scene

So i Clipmarked an article today regarding Dakota Fanning's new movie that premiered at Sundance this year. The movie called Hounddog contains a scene where Ms. Fanning's character is raped. The scene is non-explicit, and yet religious critics are calling the movie and outrage, demanding a federal investigation, and citing the movie as child abuse. i have one word for this.


This is a film. A cinematic story. End of story.

Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has requested that the U.S. Justice Department to investigate into anti-pornography laws that may have been broken. Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission also claims that child pornography laws have been broken. He goes on to claim that "do not have the ability to make the types of decisions that we're talking about here," which is also absurd to me.

Dakota herself is vehemently defending the film, stating that is just acting, its just a film. Bravo Dakota, Bravo. This 12 year old that "can't make these decisions" is the most sane, rational, and adult voice in the whole discussion. Whats more, she is more upset that critics are taking pop shots at her family, and agent.

To me, this is a case of making a big deal out of nothing. Controversy for the sake of controversy.

The full AP article.

Monday, January 22, 2007

I Know, I know

Man... i had high hopes to make this a legit blog, and use it all the time, and i just failed miserably.

So, its been many months since my last rant about Adobe (i have since resolved the issue) and iv taken stock of my life since then, and how it has changed in the past six months. I guess two big changes is iv started working at Mohegan Sun Arena as an entertainment electrician. This has been quite a trip. Its very cool loading concert tours in and out. So far iv worked such shows as Aerosmith, The Who, Credence Clearwater Revival, Jamie Foxx, Bob Segar and quite a few others.
The other big thing in my life is i'm involved in a relationship with my girlfriend Jill. I'v fallen pretty hard for her very quickly, and really im happy when i with her. I hope things continue to go well for us. I really feel like this is a really great thing.

So hopfully i start getting into this a little more. It may be easier now that i have my sure ill get bored at work quite frequently. But if i let this go for six months again, ill do everyone a favor, and just shut it down.