Monday, December 12, 2005
And so with Superman and Lex Luthor...
Call this entry what you want --- too much time on hands, over-analyzing, geekout overload, experience analogy, observation of a witnessed situation or plain opinion, and oh it can so go far out there.
I will start off the background scenario that is adapted to the more contemporary storyline. It will be accepted that Superman (Clark Kent) and Lex Luthor are best of friends in a complimentary way of life and personality, the rich who supplies the resources and the less rich who supplies the morals, the one that is political and the one that is homegrown. The situation is somewhat consistent on two tv shows. As far how it is portrayed in the comic books, I have not looked it up (Did that reduce my geek-cred?).
I will not discuss their roles to the society and their responsibility in their own realm. I will merely discuss the drive that they have when one is in another's thought. That drive is hatred that gets amplified thru continous agitation.
"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend," quote William Blake. Such difficulty is a seed for hatred. To have an enemy lacks the personal connection. It's a superficial relationship that comes into play from a need, or lack of reason or logic, or even stupidity. It gets resolved when predictably both parties come to understanding. To have a friend that is your enemy is something extremely personal. This type of enemy knows you and you know them. It is a friend that betrayed you because it knows how to do it to you. One perhaps took advantage of another's kindess with the repayment of lunacy and self centered, cold-hearted personality -- can be defined as inately evil.
These two characters do not strike at each other because they know each other. They only act indirectly at each other. Luthor to rule world and Superman to stop him - both indirect acts. What is extremely dangerous is their agitation. Both powerful they maybe but the most effort is to hold it back.
"Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever." quote Lord Chesterfield. Enemies wrong you and you forgive them. You are in contempt to your friend. A friend that is your enemy will be forever.
Reconciliation of the two therefore will never be....
Posted at 09:21 pm by visualmaximus
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Poor Man's Frappucino Recipe
Something I've concocted....
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
2 tbsp sugar
1-2 tbsp non-dairy creamer
about 8 ice cubes
3/4 glass of milk
Heat water to a boil. Dissolve coffee, creamer, and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes and milk. Shake until frothy/bubbly. Pour on a glass, straining the ice. You can adjust the measurement of ingredients to suit your taste. Pretty simple but refreshing. :)
Posted at 09:22 pm by visualmaximus
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I am Blogging. I am with Blog
...and then there is me blogging. I am with blog.
An overcast weather combined with home confinement due to my own sillyness has prompted me not to make sense on deciding to blog. I have spoken what I have thought and I'm confident but unsure that it rests on several mental vaults, if that makes sense. And now, these and future thoughts will now reflect and archived in a binary format.
What better way to start this off than describing my weekend experience of being in attendance of the greatest band in history - Queen.
First, the objective review and impression. Four out of five (4/5) I would say. Biasedly generous. Did I say its an objective review? :) Two of the four original members performed and they added Paul Rodgers to the roster. Definitely not a Freddie Mercury replacement rather a new band member. I was surprised that the non-frontman members sang as frontmen and I was impressed that they sounded very crisp all these years. Song seemed to be split 50/50, half Queen, half Bad Company which seemed fair due to different roots of the current members but objectively wasn't the whole event a Queen concert and not a joint concert? The accoustic was excellent. Loud but didn't hurt my ears. Highlights were obvious -- Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and We are the Champions. A life-sized projection of Freddie Mercury during the Bohemian Rhapsody number was shown. Slash for Guns N Roses had a cameo. Even I sang along. And for trivial fact, true to tradition, concert ended with God Save the Queen number although I was searching for somebody who would walk on the stage wrapped in royalty robe holding out a crown which Freddie used to do.
For a more personal review and impression, it rocks! Autobiographical I would say. Not because of any analogy to the band's 70's rock and roll lifestyle and values. It's more for each song's association and personal interpretation to personal life episodes ranging from youth angst, confusion, motivation, success, failure -- your basic daily intake of rites of passage in growing up and maturing. My personal highlight was the Show Must Go On number. Its not the most popular or has become a chart topper as far as I know, but it is a personal favorite.
With that song in mind... On with the Show....
Posted at 08:53 pm by visualmaximus