Posts Tagged ‘life’
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by Sean
There’s been a lot of talk about the stock market being like a roller coaster ride the past couple of days. We’re weak when it comes to market analysis, but can offer this parallel simile that may be of more use:
“The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down, around and round. It has thrills, chills and it’s very brightly colored and it’s very loud, and it’s fun for a while.
Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: ‘Is this real or is this just a ride?’ And other people have remembered. And they come back and they say, ‘Hey! Don’t worry. Don’t be afraid, ever. Because this is just a ride!’
And we kill those people.
‘Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry! Look at my big bank account! And my family! This has to be real.’
It’s just a ride.
But we always kill those good guys that try to tell us that. You ever notice that? And let the demons run amok…
…But it doesn’t matter because it’s just a ride and we can change it at anytime we want. It’s only a choice: No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. A choice, right now, between fear and love.
The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourselves off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one.
Here’s what you can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride: Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defense each year, and instead spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.”
– Existentialist Bill Hicks
Friday, October 22nd, 2010 by Sean
Last week, we provided ye Goodosphere readers some great moments in model manipulation courtesy of one Sesame Street. There’s a great wealth of prime puppetry outside of what goes down on the Street, but with the creations of Henson and fellow heroes broadcast in over 120 countries, it’s hard to think of any arm warmers more influential, recognizable, and inspirational than those of the Sesame crew.
Take recent Internet sensation/explosion of exuberance “I Love My Hair” for example:
The song was penned by Sesame’s head writer, Joey Mazzarino. After hearing his adopted daughter repeatedly gripe about her un-Barbie-like hair, Mazzarino was prompted to show some love for the underrepresented curly mops. Not only has the video taken young blacks, whites, and everything in-betweens by storm, but there has been an outpouring of thanks from grown-ass men and women who have praised Mazzarino for his exercise in self-love and confidence building. Many of them have even left comments on its YouTube page lamenting the fact that a similar video wasn’t around during their own identity struggles.
Goodosphere’s puppeting past has been a little more steeped in the vicissitudes of love, loss, and life (surely three of the L Words). In this very special Double Down, we bring you “feliz con turkey,” an original production(!) that would have never existed without the likes and imagination of all those faceless friends who spent their afternoons with us on public television; teaching us, singing to us, making us laugh. Kudos.