LIVE STREAMing the NoSuchThingAsGrownUps has Begun! Follow on Twitch for the new Live Show. It’s like Morning Everybody… except live. So talking to cartoon characters is more insane and fun. It’s an Art-Stream! I’ll Draw, Stop motion toys, animate, and we’ll do some live streaming podcasts when we can! Fun. You can watch the first test stream now… but it doesn’t stay online for long.
We have all the answers! Is itunes is making it hard to like music, and was Entourage the movie really a movie? Mark Whalburg is the Rich and the Pants-less. How to make your neighbors move away. Where are the dogs? Going to war with a facebook community. Autism and Asperger’s tests and diagnosis. Plus how to become Hannibal. I am food?
Step into the scariest kitchen in the world. Take a trip to a far off land with Cut Throat Kitchen, Cut Throat lawyer, and Cut Throat Real Housewives. Tara tells you about getting Grants in the real world, and Artists for a day. We go Beyond the Documentaries. Plus Maniacs who remember “Just like Mom”.
Bombs bursting in air, For the purpose of pleasure? A firework is a flash and a bang then flaming cardboard embers falling to the ground. Where wide-eyed children look up as they jam their fingers in their ears.
Some are nice light shows with pops instead of harsh shot-gun-like bangs. Except we all know the pop is an explosion. The colors are chemicals burning in the air. The more amazing the show equals more time and money human being spent by adult human beings. Mostly adult men.
I understand that most men need to explode things. I’ve seen it, I’ve read about it, and adult men have told me their extensive homemade explosive history. No adult women have ever said, “fireworks were on sale at the gas station! So I bought them for only one hundred dollars!” Not that women don’t like fire works… Many do. Most do not enjoy the fire and the work that go into a Fireworks explosion. I’d like to think that most would also consider spending a hundred dollars at a gas station to buy an explosion for your family… is insane.
Men need so badly to explode things in their backyard. But they can’t. They’ve become GrownUps and grownups don’t stand around in the backyard exploding action figures and stolen vegetables. Children do. Those children don’t grow up, they just get taller and become more noticeable when they jam fistfuls of cherry-bombs into a pumpkin.
So instead they get married, have a kid or two and wait for any holiday, birthday or Saturday to gather the family around in the backyard and explode the sky above their heads. Perhaps every man learns about international waters and how there’s no laws out at sea. Then through some bizarre rationalization they decide that the sky – is the sea of the land. No man is considered a weird idiot for shooting a red flower firebomb into the air at the start of a new year, or at Halloween, or summer vacation(which is any day off during summer). That guy is as normal as Apple pies on American window-sills and hockey sticks on a Canadian’s porch.
I spend my life finding reasons not to be around during a fireworks show. Most dogs get super upset by it. And ninety percent of all the dogs in the world can’t be totally wrong. At some point in evolution people started training their kids to stop running from explosions and start looking at them… for fun.
That’s either super crazy behaviour, or just getting your family used to the only form of entertainment when the robots take over.
OK Tara’s back at it again, she watches waaay to much prison shows! It’s all Orange instead of Black all day long! Find out which “Friend” we are, Tara’s most embarrassing moment, why Curtis was a bad student (in skit form). We get enraged about Prisons, and Parents teaching socialist values. Woman on the Edge of Time is Tara’s new favourite book of all time, learn about Feminist Anarchy! Eat your French Fried Vegetables, Baby Jason Smashes, Nick Cross’ Yellow Cake!
I often wonder what I would have done during World War II around Nazis, or if I was to witness the taking of Native children to Residential Schools here in Canada. Would I be able to stand up for what I believe is right? How would I do that without fear of persecution myself?
What I believe through thought and experience is that I cannot wait until times are dire before I would stand up. If I waited until then, I wouldn’t even know what to do? I imagine that people behind revolutions were always revolutionary in their ideas and ways. In this way they practice on smaller issues, fighting for small issues to prepare for the big ones. I remember the first “Circus” I went to . It was a traveling Shriner’s Circus that came to town and shows were held in the arena. My father brought my brother, sister & I and there were elephant rides, clowns and animal acts. One of the acts involved a bear riding a unicycle. The bear did not want to perform, did a couple very sad looking tricks, and then ran back through the curtain emitting a sound that to me was nothing less than crying, his ‘trainer’ chasing behind with a whip. I was devastated. “What will happen to the bear?” I asked my dad. I don’t remember what my father said to me, but I was 9 and for some reason I knew about boycotting. So I can’t remember if I pronounced it then, since it was over, or made my proclamation, rather grandly the next year when the circus came to town. “I am boycotting the Circus!”, “but Why?” my parents asked. So I told them all about the terrible atrocities I had witness and that I would not be a party to it again, and the only way I could show my feeling was by not going. They told me that that meant my brother and sister couldn’t go either, I can’t remember if they did go without me, but I do know that I never went again-and as a result the Circus never came back…no hahaha, I think it cam back for a few years, but not really very long. When something is wrong and it is ignored, sometimes it goes away. But I think there has to be those people who go-“this is dumb let’s go do something else.” I hope I will always be one of those people!
In College faced with a similar situation, our class was to go to a zoo, that I had bee boycotting for years. The care and housing for the animals was deplorable. I am now against zoos in general, but at the time this place was a real sanatorium of wild animals in small cages. I explained to my teacher that I would not go on the trip (for life drawing). He said I would fail the assignment. I said that was fine (I regularly got A’s so I could care less). In the end no one went and the whole class drew different animals, which was cool.
As I grew, I continued in my atrocious ways, fighting authority, continuing to be “challenging”. I have threatened to not play, quit, really quit, and stood up many times for what I believe. I still pick my battles, but I try to stand up for what I believe, for me, with the hope that I can lead by example with non-violent protest. At the very least I do what I want and I am happier for it. I like thinking that I will be able to stand up at least a little! I know I need a lot more practice to get to the Revolutionary stage, but I will keep working on it, protest by protest, boycott by boycott I will keep practicing so I can at least think I am ready if the time arises. Anyways, back to drawing comics…Also stop going to Seaworld. I’ve been boycotting that place since I was 7!