There are steps that can be taken to alter one’s appearance to fall in line with one’s personal desires — make-up, high-heels, contact lenses, or in this case, wigs — but perhaps it’s worth examining the underlying aspects of what your appearance means to you and the world. The body is a vehicle within which we get to experience what it’s like to be alive. It’s not you who’s losing his hair, it’s your body that’s losing its hair. This is a challenging and often painful realization, but each of us is not really our body at all. It’s just a place-holder — a point of entry.
Often times, we get so caught up in how we relate to our appearance, that we forget almost every other aspect of what it is to be ourselves. Usually what we value about other people has ultimate very little to do with how they look — it has much more to do with how they are. Caring too much about our looks — and that includes our weight, our height, our hair, our face, etc — becomes an easy surface game to play and to keep us occupied so we don’t have to dig deeper into life’s more challenging and important games.
MUSIC ASKS these are actually pretty fucking hard but why not.
- 1: A song you like with a color in the title
- 2: A song you like with a number in the title
- 3: A song that reminds you of summertime
- 4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
- 5: A song that needs to be played LOUD
- 6: A song that makes you want to dance
- 7: A song to drive to
- 8: A song about drugs or alcohol
- 9: A song that makes you happy
- 10: A song that makes you sad
- 11: A song that you never get tired of
- 12: A song from your preteen years
- 13: One of your favorite 80’s songs
- 14: A song that you would love played at your wedding
- 15: A song that is a cover by another artist
- 16: One of your favorite classical songs
- 17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
- 18: A song from the year that you were born
- 19: A song that makes you think about life
- 20: A song that has many meanings to you
- 21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
- 22: A song that moves you forward
- 23: A song that you think everybody should listen to
- 24: A song by a band you wish were still together
- 25: A song by an artist no longer living
- 26: A song that makes you want to fall in love
- 27: A song that breaks your heart
- 28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love
- 29: A song that you remember from your childhood
- 30: A song that reminds you of yourself
- 31: A song that gives you nostalgia
This take seems to lionize the very thing the original Godzilla was trying to warn against, doesn’t it?
This is a good example of missing the point entirely. Godzilla was a metaphor for nuclear weapons - the idea that we had unleashed something in weaponizing the power of the atom that we could not contain, and that no amount of further weaponry could hope to defend against. I mean, there’s a reason all those tanks and jets and rockets can’t hurt Godzilla, folks, and it’s thematic, not biological.
Turning these same nuclear weapons (tests or actual use) into our attempts to defeat this beast which now appears to not be *our fault* is both deaf to the themes of the original and unsurprising.
It looks like they trying to go for a “nature’s revenge” angle, maybe. I don’t hold much hope.
Fuckers missed the point so hard they proved it.
You know… I would just like to throw it out there that Godizlla is not now, nor was it ever, high art. Nor were its themes particularly deep or… useful or… relevant to us today.
The original Godzilla movies push the sort of Frankensteinian, “man’s woeful hubris” luddism that’s popular in a lot of science fiction, but it is inexorably of its time. It was the 50’s. Everyone was freaked out. Less so now. It’s been seventy years and against all odds, we have not gone to nuclear war. I think humanity deserves a small pat on the back for that.
But again, it is of its time, and times changed. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that the tone of the Godzilla and the function of Godzilla within these narratives changed once Japan started using nuclear power. Hmm, maybe this nuclear business isn’t so bad after all! Japan is now the third largest producer of nuclear energy by capacity in the world.
And coincidentally, suddenly Godzilla was Japan’s helper, friend to the animals! Why he even had babies, and said babies befriended children! And his major adversaries became other mythical creatures, robots and space monsters. By the end of his run, Godzilla hadn’t been the bad guy for a long time.
What I’m saying is, I don’t think the message of the original Godzilla is integral to the franchise. Nor was it particularly a GOOD one, but that’s just my opinion- I can’t stand hubris luddism narratives. Regardless of the eventual quality of the film, I don’t think anyone “missed the point” - they’re ignoring it because it doesn’t reflect the world anymore.
You are the worst person.
You can be a vegan and whine at people, thats hurting nobody but when you tell people to not take vaccines, you’re endangering public health.
If YOU mixed mercury, aluminium phosphate, ammonium sulfate, formaldehyde and viruses and injected it into someone, you’d kill someone because you have no pharmacological experience.
If someone in a lab mixed those together, they know how they work, they have medically assessed and peer reviewed evidence and strict guidelines to follow to create a safe and effective product. Why is it legal? Because they know what they’re doing and know how to spell “phosphate” and “ammonium”.
Why don’t YOU educate yourself instead of subscribing to the notion that all scientists are evil and want to poison you are your natural, vegan lifestyle. I say this as a fucking IMMUNOLOGIST, you are single handedly responsible for the skyrocketing resurgence of deaths caused by TB, measles and the worrying prospect of smallpox returning.
Let’s break this one down and give you some education.
- Mercury is an element in the compound thiomersal which was part of many vaccines. It has been claimed with NO tangible evidence other than a multifaceted correlation that thiomersals cause autism. This has been investigated thoroughly and no causal link has been found.
- Aluminium phosphate is an aluminium salt which is used as an adjuvant in vaccines. An adjuvant is a compound which causes an immune response to be higher and stronger, so that the immune system comes into contact with the attenuated virus more, so that it can recognise the antigens of the virus and provide immunity. They are a necessary part of the vaccine if you want it to work well.
- Ammonium sulfate is used in the process of purifying the proteins in the synthesis of a vaccine. It is also found in bread and flour, so you’d better learn to enjoy rice if you want to avoid it.
- Formaldehyde is used in the treatment and purification of vaccines and stops contamination. Most of this is removed before the vaccines is shipped, although some remains.
In my personal and scientifically backed opinion, the war against disease is a hundred fold more important than the mum-led war against vaccines. Do you want your child to die a slow, painful, agonising death? If not, then shut the fuck up with your so called “facts” you got from Yahoo Answers and get your kid vaccinated.
I am going to sound derogatory, but if you don’t have formal education in at least biology, you have no role to talk about the way vaccines should be done. You have no idea of the actual function and mechanism in which they work, and you have is a vague knowledge that mercury used to make people mad, formaldehyde is used in embalming and that ammonium sulfate and aluminium phosphate sound scary.
Vaccinate your kids if you want them to live. End of. If you don’t then you clearly don’t love your kids and would prefer to see them die of completely preventable diseases.
This has been a rage filled, alcohol induced response from a scientist.